Mar 28, 2017

WaterColor Pencil Card

Hello everyone.  Sharing two cards I made recently using some older stamp sets I've owned from waaay back.  
First up- a one layer birthday card with a princess image. It's actually the first time I'm using this stamp because back then I had this idea that stamps should be colored with colored markers.  Duhh! Fast forward 5 years and a child later, I now know that there's really no limit to what you could do to your card technique. 

Feb 27, 2017

Give Thanks to Monday

Happy Monday! Today I have a set of 2 cards to show using script die cut from Lawn Fawn.

I've had this older script die for a long time but haven't had the chance to use it ever.  Card supplies- inks, stamps and others are expensive at this part of the crafting world but that didn't stop me from making cards. Procrastination did.

Anyway for this first card I did a tone on tone effect background using Spellbinders' Fleur de Lis stencil. I did more sponging to the stencil around the edges of where I wanted my 'Thanks' die cut to sit so that more emphasis goes there.
tone on tone stamped handmade card

Feb 25, 2017

Renewed and ready to go

It's been a while. It's been ages since my last entry-2014. I'm not proud to acknowledge that I've neglected this blog, this creative platform of mine but hopefully (fingers crossed) I will have new cards and other projects to share in the coming weeks.

For now, I just want to share 2 cards that I had made over the past week.



I have a few custom projects that will keep me occupied over the next few months and I will surely share with you as soon as it's possible to do so.  Meanwhile do say hello at my FB page where I share quick posts and what not.  

Thanks for scrolling till the end. You know you're a sport, a superstar and I love you for that. See you soonest.

Apr 13, 2014

KraftingKats' gone offline too.

I finally did it! My debut at a craft booth event happened last week. Well technically it was'nt the first time my cards made it to a public event but it was the first time it was at a crafter's market. 
I finally made it.

The market was a half day event starting at 12 noon. I arrived late around 1230 and that was'nt a cool way to make your crafting debut, it goes to show that you should make early arrangements with the kids sitter instead of making surprise drops.  

I shared the booth with a friend who's also making her debut at a crafter's market. We were finally among our peers. We were in awe.

That's me with Zarina owner of Yaya's Collection.  Oh, her family came to the market to support her. Yeay!

My side of the table and some of the cards that I brought along to the market.  My card display was frustrating, unattractive, uninviting.  The fact that only a handful of potential customers dropped by to see my card was not exactly a surprise. 

I could've done better.

When I decided to share booth with Zarina, I knew I didn't want to be sitting so  I brought along some tools and about an hour in started to make cards while waiting for interested visitors.  Sure enough a few flocked in, curious at the process and I managed to satisfy a visitor who wanted a ' thank you' card.  She went away from our booth a (happy) customer. Hi-5 to self.

Here's one of the card I made at the market.  This one's sold!

Hello, my name's Ann.

To sum it all up, I think this was definitely an eye opening experience.  Not only did I get to meet other crafters, I learned a lot about staging products as well as the importance of seller-customer interaction.  I can honestly admit that the sales were not outrageously encouraging but I believe what's more important at this stage of my crafting career is my work is somewhere out there. KraftingKats is officially legit offline too.  Looking forward to more crafters market here around Kuching. If you happen to meet me in one of these events, please come up and say hi! I'm painfully shy around strangers but once that first connection is made, you might actually think I talk too much. Lol!

Oh! Just one more thing, if you're new to this KraftingKats blog and have enjoyed looking through my work, I'd be honored and appreciate it a lot if you'd follow this blog or 'like' my KraftingKats FB page.  

See you soonest.