Tuesday, 24 February 2015

A summer apron

Hello lovely people,

My blog post today comes to you live from Austria!
I am sitting in the bar of our lovely hotel after a day's skiing - lots of snow today!
So much snow in fact that we stopped a little early and spent some time relaxing in the sauna, jacuzzi and pool :-)

I couldn't leave it all week though without sharing something with you so here is an apron card.
It's my first apron card and I just drew and cut the shape by hand, saving my template so I can make more the same of course!

Apron card with raspberry and floral theme and pull-out tags

I tucked lace all around the edge of a rectangle of card to create the pocket and stitched on the little label tab with the recipient's name.

Apron card with raspberry and floral theme and pull-out tags

I was excited to use a new die to make a couple of little tags to go in the pocket :-)

Apron card with raspberry and floral theme and pull-out tags

The satin ribbon is stuck down just a teeny bit near the ends of the ribbon just to stop it flapping around.

Apron card with raspberry and floral theme and pull-out tags

Card recipe;
DP: Coffee in the arbour - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace: 'Teresa' - The Ribbon Girl
Ribbon: from stash (out of a dress I think!)
Dies: Simple tag - Magnolia Doohickey
Charm: cherry charm (not sure where from but similar at The Ribbon Girl)
Circular sentiment: For you circular sentiments - LOTV
Letter stamps: magazine freebie

The cocktail of the day (a Mai Tai) and some delicious looking canapes have just been put in front of me so I'm going to leave you now and give those some serious appreciation :-D

Thanks for popping by and for any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Fussy and Fancy (tic tac toe - charm, die and lace)
2.  The Ribbon Girl (Magnolia (used a Doohickey die) with lace)
3.  Fab 'n' Funky (ribbon and lace)
4.  Cute Card Thursday (floral delight)


  1. Sounds like Austria is the place to be Kat!! Love your sweet apron xx

  2. A fabulous Apron card Kat, love the papers.
    Sounds like you are enjoying your holiday! Mind those slopes though - they're slippery!
    Take care.

  3. Totally fabulous - brilliant design and gorgeous embellies.
    Sounds like you're having a wonderful time.
    Debs xx

  4. How FABULOUS is Austria Kat!!! We were there in 2001 for my hubby's hockey...spent a week there went on to Italy and got homesick for Austria...spent the last bit of our trip back there!!! Hope that you enjoy every last bit of your holiday!! Okay now to your wonderful creation!!!...I love the design, colours and of course those wonderful embellishments!! Thank you for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy "Tic Tac Toe'!! Good luck!!
    Take care,

  5. This is stunning Kat, I love your design, gorgeous papers and such beautiful detailing too.
    Enjoy the rest of your holiday - it sounds like you will!
    hugs Sue xx

  6. Fab card. I love making this shape and it's so effective.

  7. Lovely card...so unusual and so very pretty. I like all your embellishments and the personal touch you have added.
    Austria sounds beautiful...enjoy the rest of your stay!

  8. Oooh, lucky you! Sounds heavenly :-) Beautiful shaped card. Love the papers and the pretty embellishments. Perfect! Hugs, Jayne

  9. Oooh this is a fabbie new shaped card... I'm loving it!! Clever you without a template too!

    You sound like you're loving your time in Austria.. think I would be too if those things were being put in front of me - not sure I'd make it onto skis though!!

    Christine x

  10. This is so beautiful! I love apron cards and yours is fab - such gorgeous embellishments and paper! Sounds like you're having a brilliant time in Austria!

  11. A gorgeous card Kat. Fab design and I love the pretty papers and tags.
    Hope you have a lovely holiday
    Lorraine x

  12. It's just not right to be enjoying yourself so much - and make such stunning cards too! - gorgeous make Kat - enjoy the rest of your holiday hugs Judith x

  13. Hope you're having a fabulous time skiing in Austria Kat! So jealous! This is a fabulous card as always! Thank you for joining in the Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    F & F DT

  14. Wow, enjoy yourself Kat! Wonderful creation, I love those tags. Brenda :)


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