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Embossed

Hello lovely people,

I am here with a very quick post to share my card for Totally Gorjuss and this week we want to see some ‘Embossing.’  Now, I don’t use either heat or dry embossing all that much but I do have a couple of embossing folders that don’t see the light of day very much.  So, I shook the dust off one of them and went for a really simple little design;

embossed heart

Card recipe;
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug D’vine swirl
Lace: from The Ribbon Girl
Heart / flower: cut with Cricut
Wooden heart button: from stash

I surprised myself with how much I liked this card when it was finished and even better, it didn’t take very long to make!

Do stop by the Totally Gorjuss blog to see some inspirational ideas for embossing from the rest of the DT.

Thanks for visiting,

Hugs,

Kat

xx

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A little bit of sparkle

Hello lovely people,

Wow, another week has rushed by although I have only been in work for 2 days so can’t complain!  I’m here with my card for Totally Gorjuss and this week our theme is ‘Anything Goes with Sparkle’ … sounds easy, right?  Not so much for me as I don’t often add a lot of sparkly stuff to my cards, so here goes…

Teal and grey wedding angle

As usual, the stitching was done by hand and I stuck all the gems down one by one (very carefully!) then I added just a little extra sparkle to the flower centres with some Crystal Stickles.

Teal and grey wedding cu

Card recipe;
DP: Maja Designs (Crea Diem)
Label shape: cut with Cricut (Lacy labels cartridge)
Lace: from The Ribbon Girl
Flowers / teal gems: from stash
Seam binding / pearl brad / pearls: from Wild Orchid Crafts

I hope you have a lovely weekend and please do stop by at Totally Gorjuss to see what lovely sparkly things the rest of the DT have been creating.

Thanks for visiting,

Hugs,

Kat

xx

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

Holding hands

Hello lovely people,

Ok, I’m bored with this cold weather now and worrying if it is going to snow AGAIN 😦  Plus, it is really hard to take good card photos when it is so grey all the time so please forgive any slight fuzziness of the photos below!

The last card I blogged was intended for Dr Hubby’s Valentine’s Day card but I changed my mind, as is my womanly right 😉  I really wanted to ink up my new LOTV stamp and it made for a slightly more masculine card than the previous one.

Holding hands Kraft

I wanted to try something a little different so stamped the image onto Kraft card using brown ink then coloured it in with ProMarkers/Flexmarkers in shades of brown apart from the little bit of red for the flowers and balloon.  Here are the cute couple in close up;

Holding hands Kraft cu2

I folded the seam binding and stuck it down with little bits of double sided tape as I went and raised the image up slightly to give a little bit of dimension as you can see here;

Holding hands Kraft angle

Card recipe;

Seam binding: from Wild Orchid Crafts

Stamp: Script clear stamp from Kaisercraft

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

1) Lili’s Little Fairies (A touch of romance)

2) Cute Card Thursday (Love struck)

3) Papertake Weekly (hearts and flowers)

4) By the Cute and Girly (Roses are Red)

Thanks for looking and watch out for that snow!

Kat

xx

Grow a little love

Hello lovely people,

Yes, it is the weekend again and I can’t believe it is nearly Valentine’s Day!  The challenge at Totally Gorjuss this week fits in with this perfectly as it is ‘Love’ and we are sponsored by Crafters Companion who will give one lucky person £10 to spend online 🙂

I have used another Tiddly Inks image; this time it is Wryn – Grow a Little Love and I think she is just adorable.  I have layered up the panels without my usual Kraft card border except round the image and coloured Wryn with ProMarkers/Flexmarkers.  I have kept the layout simple so it would be suitable for my lovely hubby 🙂  I hope he doesn’t mind a couple of pearls though!

Wryn love

Card recipe;

DP: Maja Designs Vintage Summer Basics

Border punch: Martha Stewart Scallop Dot

Sentiment: Personal Impressions Big Sentiments stamp set

Pearls :Kaisercraft

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

1) Tiddly Inks (Valentine)

2) Inky Chicks (Valentine)

3) Papertake Weekly (anything goes)

4) Simon Says Stamp (have a heart)

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out the awesome creations from the rest of the Totally Gorjuss DT 🙂

Have a great weekend whatever you are up to!

Kat

xx

Vintage hearts

Hello lovely people,

I have been drooling over all the beautiful Maja papers for a while and finally bought some and they are so worth the extra expense for the quality.  It was tough cutting into them as they are so lovely and I could have just sat looking at them for hours!  I eventually decided they would be perfect for an engagement card for some friends.

I cut the hearts using my Cricut and inked all the elements for a distressed look.  Here is a closer look at the pretty bits;

Card recipe;

DP: Maja papers Vintage Summer collection

Edge punch: Martha Stewart doily lace

Seam binding / pearls: from Wild Orchid crafts

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink pad in Frayed Burlap

Button: from stash

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

1) Papertake Weekly (ribbons and pearls)

2) Anything goes (stitching)

Thanks for stopping by,

Kat

xx

Row of hearts

Hello,

I whipped up this quick card for the Totally Gorjuss challenge of ‘plain and simple’ and was surprisingly pleased with it.  I love CAS cards but am not always happy with my attempts at them, so this made a nice change 🙂  It was also a great way to use up some scraps of paper!

Card recipe;

DP: scraps of SEI paper (very old collection, not sure which one)

Hearts: cut with Cricut

Scalloped edge: Martha Stewart scallop dot edge punch

Sentiment: Personal Impressions Big Sentiments

Seam binding: Wild Orchid Crafts

Thanks for stopping by,

Kat

xx