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Something blue

Hello lovely people,

It’s Saturday again and that means a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss and the theme this week, as you may already have guessed, is ‘Something Blue.’  We have TWO fabulous sponsors this week in the shape of Bugaboo and Quixotic Paperie so two good reasons to join in with our challenge and maybe win some goodies!

I have used a LOTV stamp…yes, another one, but you can never have too many I think 😉

cake mice

You will have noticed that it is for a bloke so of course, that meant keeping embellishments to a minimum – always tricky!  Instead I went for lots of layers and a cute flag banner with the recipient’s name on it, which was all cut by hand.  Hmm, I’m sure I could find a die for that…

cake mice angle

I coloured the image with ProMarkers as I did this before my recent conversion to Copics and just look at those cute mice baking away…

cake mice cu

Card recipe;
DP: Maja Designs (By the sea paper pad)
Letters: Quick Cutz alphabet die
Twine: from stash

Do stop by at Totally Gorjuss to see what the rest of the DT have been creating; you won’t be disappointed!

Thanks for visiting me,

Hugs,

Kat

xx

Something borrowed

Hello lovely people,

Oh no, not more rain/snow again!  I guess I will just have to stay inside and do some crafting 😉 Maybe I will even get a chance to have a proper go with my new Copics!

Anyway, I wanted to share my DT card for Totally Gorjuss and our theme for this week is ‘Something Borrowed’…hmm, thinking caps on for this one!

I was trying to make a piano themed card for someone and decided to ‘borrow’ some inspiration from Pinterest 🙂  Check out this fabulous 3D example here, which is where I got the basic piano shape from, although mine is a flat version.

This is the card lying flat;

piano front

Then the top part stands up with a little card prop;

piano propped

Here you can see all the pretty embellishments including my new favourite leafy die;

piano cu

Card recipe;

DP: Maja Designs for the music paper

Flowers: Prima Country Elegance

Foliage: Memory Box Lavish Branch die

Tag: cut with Cricut (Lacy Labels cartridge)

Pearls: Kaisercraft

Finally, don’t forget to stop by at Totally Gorjuss to see the lovely creations from the rest of the DT and I hope you can join in with our challenge for a chance to win some loveliness from our sponsor, The Ribbon Girl.

Thanks for visiting me,

Hugs,

Kat
xx

A new stamp!

Hello lovely people,

Woohoo, I have a brand new Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp and isn’t it just fabulous?!

I don’t know what made me choose the colour combination as it is not one I go for much; some very belated Halloween influence perhaps!  I have coloured the image with ProMarkers and inked the panels lightly with black ink.

I am also loving the trend for fishtails at the moment as you may have spotted from my recent posts 😉 so I have managed to get a couple in here!

Here is a close up;

Card recipe;

Image: Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp ‘Judy’ (available at Dies to Die For)

DP: freebie with magazine (spotty) and scrap of MME (fishtail)

Sentiment: Personal Impressions Big Sentiments stamp set

Gems: from stash

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;

1) Totally Gorjuss (New)

2) Simon Says Stamp (New something)

3) Die-ing for a Challenge (Celebration)

4) By the Cute and Girly (cute and girly)

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Kat

xx

Drinkies

Hello lovely people,

Since it is Christmas I thought I would push the boat out and post twice in one evening, and big thanks to lovely hubby for letting me spend the time doing it!

I absolutely love Stamping Bella stamps and this is the first one I have bought so I couldn’t wait to ink it up when it arrived and it stamped so beautifully and was a real pleasure to colour with my ProMarkers.  I also just needed to make something that wasn’t at all Christmassy!

Here is a close up of the image;

Card recipe;

DP: something raided from my stash with no name on it!

Stamp: Stampin’ Bella (Victoria and Juliette’s night out) – available from Dies to Die For

Sentiment: Paula Pascual All Year Round stamp set

Gems: from stash

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;

1) Bunny Zoe (Celebration)

2) Die-ing for a Challenge (Celebration)

3) Passion for ProMarkers (A happy occasion)

5) Sweet Stampin’ (Seeing double)

I will definitely be buying more of these stamps; maybe if I get some craft website gift vouchers for Christmas – fingers crossed 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Kat

xx

In the garden

Hello,

I was asked to make a 70th birthday card for a colleague’s Dad who enjoys gardening.  I had a few stamps in my collection that were possibilities but decided to buy a new digistamp instead from Just Inklined.  I coloured it with ProMarkers and was particularly pleased with the how the wood effect on the wheelbarrow came out.

Here is a close up of the image;

I added a little tag behind the top panel for a message to be added;

Card recipe;

DP & letters/numbers/bracket stickers: Simple Stories Documented collection

Twine: from stash

Apologies for the less than perfect photos but it is that time of year again and I had to take these on the floor of my office!

I would like to enter this card in the Passion for ProMarkers Challenge which has the theme of ‘in the garden’ this week.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kat

xx

And relax…

Hello,

I splurged on some new rubber stamps recently, including several Kraftin Kimmie stamps, and this was the first one to see some ink and Promarkers.  I thought it would be perfect for my Mum’s birthday card as she does love to soak in the bath 🙂  She also isn’t a big fan of my ‘busier’ cards so I had to restrain myself from all the embellishments and just added some stitching detail.  I wouldn’t want to detract from the lovely image anyway!

Card recipe;

DP: MME Lost & Found 2 (Breeze)

Sentiment: Personal Impressions ‘Big Sentiments’

I would like to enter the card in this month’s Die-ing for a Challenge which has the theme of spots and/or stripes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugs,

Kat

xx

Oh so girly!

Evening peeps!

I made this card during my recent mojo-free period and am still not sure if I like it.  Maybe it is just that I don’t use these colours very often so am not used to seeing them!  I do love the stamp from LOTV though, which I have coloured with my ProMarkers 🙂

Card recipe;

DP: really old bit – ?DCWV

Seam binding/pearls: from Wild Orchid Crafts

Lace: from The Ribbon Girl

Flowers: Prima Country Elegance

Sentiment: Art Stamps ‘all year round’ set (cut into circle with a Nestie)

I would like to enter the card in the following challenges;

1) Lili’s Little Fairies (Oh so girly)

2) Stamptacular (Let’s hear it for the girls)

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugs,

Kat

xx