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Copic convert!

Hello lovely people,

Hurrah – I finally had time at the weekend to play with my new Copics and I love them!  I did have to add in the odd ProMarker so I clearly need to buy some more colours 😉

I used a lovely image from LOTV to experiment with and made it up into this card for the Lili’s Little Fairies Challenge of ‘Spring colours.’   It is a bit of a late entry as the rubber stamp I wanted to use for the sentiment disintegrated as I stamped it so I had to rethink the arrangement of embellishments and it seemed to take me forever 😦

The stitching has been done by hand and the edges of DP have been inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap.  Oh, and look, there is my favourite die of the moment again!

love balloon anniversary

Here is a close up of the sweet image;

love balloon anniversary cu1

Card recipe;
DP: Pion Design (Fairytale of Spring)
Flowers: cut with Cricut (Lyrical Letters cartridge)
Border punch: Martha Stewart (the one I can’t remember the name of!)
Leaves: Memory Box Lavish Branch die
Seam binding: from Crafty Ribbons
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Sentiment: Paula Pascual All Year Round stamp set

I am off to try to decide which Copics I should buy next, and of course I think I will need some new sentiment stamps too…

Thanks so much 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

For Mum

Hello lovely people,

Today I have my DT card for Totally Gorjuss to share with you and the theme is ‘For Mum’ which of course ties in very neatly with Mothers’ Day tomorrow.   This week we are sponsored by Crafters Companion so you will be spoilt for choice if you win!

I have used a new stamp from LOTV and isn’t this little bear a cutie?

LOTV bear for Mothers Day

LOTV bear for Mothers Day angle

Here is a close up of the image which I have coloured with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and for once you can even see the Frosted Lace Stickles that I added to the flower centres !

LOTV bear for Mothers Day cu

Card recipe;

DP: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics

Label shape: cut with Cricut (Lacy Labels cartridge)

Seam binding (Pink Tulip)/Lace (12mm white cotton): from The Ribbon Girl

Sentiment: Paula Pascual All Year Round stamp set

Pearls: Kaisercraft

Butterfly: un-branded very old stamp!

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

1) Lili’s Little Fairies (For Mum)

2) Passion for ProMarkers (one for the ladies)

3) The Ribbon Girl (add ribbon/twine)

4) Papertake Weekly (anything goes +/- Mothers’ Day)

5) Bunny Zoe (flowers and pearls)

Thanks so much for popping by and don’t forget to go and see what the rest of the Totally Gorjuss DT have made.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend 🙂

Kat

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On the edge

Hello lovely people,

Our theme at Totally Gorjuss this week is ‘Happy’ and we have TWO lovely sponsors; The Ribbon Girl and Saturated Canary.  It certainly made me very happy to get a free SC digi stamp to work with this week so thanks Krista 😀  I chose Cali Girl and some fresh yellow and blue DP to bring a little taste of the summer we will hopefully have this year!

Cali girl happy

Cali girl happy angle

So, why the post title?  Well, I am on the edge of ProMarker cliff readying myself to jump off into the big wide Copic sea!  I have been thinking about it for a while and my colouring of this image convinced me that I needed to try it so some Copics have been ordered; watch this space!  Until then, here is the image coloured with ProMarkers/FlexMarkers;

Cali girl happy cu

Card recipe;

DP: MME Lost & Found 3 – Oliver

Flowers: Memory Box die

Lace: from Wild Orchid Crafts

Sentiment: Personal Impressions Big Sentiment stamp set

Pearls: Kaisercraft

Ok, if you are now bored by my waffling then head on over to see what the awesome Totally Gorjuss DT have created this week, and thanks for stopping by.

Kat

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Lacy

Hello lovely people,

The theme this week at Totally Gorjuss challenge is ‘Anything goes…with lace’ which is right up my street 🙂  I have used an old but fabulous stamp from LOTV and coloured it with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  I added tiny spots of Frosted Lace Stickles to the bouquet wrapper but it is less sparkly than some Stickles so you can’t really see it unfortunately.

stepper teddy with flowers

stepper teddy with flowers angle

stepper teddy with flowers cu

Card recipe;

DP: Maja Designs – Vintage Summer Basics (available from Live and Love Crafts)

Seam binding / pearls: from Wild Orchid Crafts

Rhinestones lace (oyster cream): from Live and Love Crafts

Flowers: Prima Country Elegance

Swirls: Marianne Design die

Sentiment: Paula Pascual All Year Round stamp set

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

1) Bunny Zoe (anything goes)

2) Wild Orchid Crafts (anything goes)

3) Inky Chicks (bingo grid – flowers, image, die cuts, although I could have picked several other rows as well!)

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the fab creations from the rest of the Totally Gorjuss DT,

Kat

xx

Flowers

Hello lovely people,

The theme at Totally Gorjuss this week is flowers and we have two lovely sponsors; The Ribbon Girl and Bugaboo.   I have used this sweet image called Fancy SB Flowers from Bugaboo and as usual, it is coloured with Promarkers, the edges of the DP are inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap, and the stitching was done by hand.  I intended to add a sentiment but it just didn’t look right wherever I put it so I gave up and left it off!

sun bonnet 1a

sun bonnet cu

Card recipe;

DP: Bo Bunny – Little Miss (available from Dies to Die For)

Edge punch: Martha Stewart Doily Lace

Seam binding: from Wild Orchid Crafts

Pearls: Kaisercraft

Butterfly: random un-branded punch!

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

1) Papertake Weekly (use a bow)

2) I love ProMarkers (anything goes)

3) Die-ing for a challenge (anything goes)

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out all the beautiful cards from the other Gorjussettes 🙂  I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

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