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Pink fairy

Hello lovely people,

I have had such a great weekend filled with lots of time to craft and finishing up with coffee and cakes with friends this afternoon – just lovely!

Earlier this morning I decided to whip up (hmm, Dr Hubby might not agree with the use of the term ‘whip up’ but never mind!) a card for a few challenges and I used the sketch over at The Deconstructed Sketch as my layout inspiration;

Here is what I came up with;

Fairy sketch

I have distressed the edges of the DP a little with sandpaper and a smidge of TH Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap then added the stitching.

Fairy sketch angle

OK, you may have noticed that I was slightly naughty and left off the bow but I just couldn’t make it look right.  Plus, if I faffed around with it any longer when we were supposed to be leaving for the aforementioned afternoon tea then Dr Hubby might have started divorce proceedings…

I used a sweet Tiddly Inks image called Wryn – Fairy Friends and coloured it with Copics.

Fairy sketch cu

Card recipe;
DP: Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics
Sentiment: Amy R stamp set
Flowers: from stash
Pearl brad: from Wild Orchid Crafts

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

1) The Deconstructed Sketch (#97)

2) Tiddly Inks (distress, emboss or stitch)

3) In the Pink (let’s fly away)

4) Bunny Zoe (fave colour combo)

5) Sweet Stampin’ (pastels)

In breaking news I have my fingers crossed for a trip to Ikea this week to buy a new craft desk – woohoo! I will keep you posted…

Thanks for visiting,


Kat xx


Feeling springy?

Hello lovely people,

Firstly I want to say thank you to Sharon for becoming my latest follower – it’s lovely to have you along 🙂

I hope you all had a good ‘hump’ day 🙂  I am lucky that I don’t work Wednesdays but I didn’t think I would have much time for crafting today as I had a number of chores to do like shopping 😦 The weather was kind enough to let me pop out into the garden and do a little more tidying and plant my seed potatoes.  My broad bean seeds are now sprouting and the garden is full of hellebores, pulmonaria and primroses so it is feeling a lot more spring-like now – yay!

So, this is a card I made for Mother’s Day and it is aptly spring-like…

Spring bear angle

This was for my mother and I tried to keep to a ‘clean’ style that I know she likes.  Did you spot my wandering pearl?!  I finished the card and took the pictures in a bit of a rush and totally didn’t notice it – sorry Mum for the imperfection!

I have coloured the gorgeous LOTV stamp with ProMarkers and the flower centres have a little dash of Frosted Lace Stickles on them.

Spring bear cu

Card recipe;

DP: Maja Design Vintage Basics (available from Dies to Die For)

Border: Martha Stewart punch around the page – no idea which one!

Sentiment: Paula Pascual All Year Round stamp set

Pearls: Kaisercraft

I would like to enter this in the following challenges;

1) By the Cute and Girly (favourite things – my ProMarkers, LOTV stamps and pearls)

2) Die-ing for a Challenge (Spring)

3) Passion for ProMarkers (Butterflies)

4) Simon Says Stamp (Easter/Spring)

Thanks for stopping by and if you have time to leave me a comment I love to read them 🙂


More drinkies!

Hello lovely people,

It seems that having inked this stamp up once I can’t put it down!  So, here is another card I made but this time I paper pieced the dresses; it was a little bit fiddly to cut them out but worth it for the end result.  Not much colouring needed with my ProMarkers after that and the rest of the card just fell into place 🙂

drinkies paper pieced full

drinkies paper pieced

(very short) Card recipe;

DP/banner/sentiment: Simple Stories Documented collection

Image: Stamping Bella Uptown Girls – Victoria and Juliette’s night out

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

1) Totally Gorjuss (spotty)

2) Inky Chicks (anything goes)

3) Anything Goes (just good friends)

4) Tiddly Inks (anything goes)

5 Stamping Sensations (friendship)

Thanks so much for popping by,




Hello lovely people,

I am writing this whilst sat on the floor of the lounge as my other half is not enjoying a day off like me and is working hard at the desk. Unfortunately that also means he is using our one and only mouse so I have the pleasure of blogging using only the trackpad – oh joy!  Yes, I know we should just buy another mouse!

I can’t complain too much though as I have a day off to craft 🙂  It is possible this will be the last Christmas card I make this year and I have used a sweet LOTV stamp, perfect for my brother who enjoys skiing.

skiing boy

I have coloured the image with ProMarkers and inked all the elements with TH Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap.

skiing boy cu

Card recipe;

DP: Maja designs (It’s Christmas time)

Label shapes / snowflakes: cut with Cricut

Sentiment: Personal Impressions Big Sentiments (cut out with Nestie circle die)

Lace: Vintage Cluny 18mm from The Ribbon Girl

Ribbon: from stash

Scalloped edge: Magnolia Doohickey die – Tilda lace

Pearls: Kaisercraft

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

1) Totally Gorjuss (snow)

2) The Ribbon Girl (ho ho ho – christmas)

3) I Love ProMarkers (one for the boys)

4) Simon Says Stamp (what’s your favourite? – my Cricut and LOTV stamps!)

5) Cupcake Craft (Christmas)

6) Sweet Stampin’ (dies/punches)

Well, I may have done all my Christmas cards but I haven’t started on my tags so I’d better get on with it…

Thanks for stopping by,



A pastel Christmas card

Hello lovely people,

I have been busy creating some simple Christmas cards that I could easily mass produce so I wanted to do something that was a bit more effort, using my all time favourite LOTV Christmas stamp.  I used pastel colours to fit the theme at Lili’s Little Fairies Challenge and this sketch from the Papertake Weekly Challenge as my layout inspiration;


I haven’t done many pastel Christmas cards but loved how this one came out especially with the edges distressed with sandpaper and some stitching.

pastel bunnies

I have used ProMarkers to colour the image; don’t you just love the sweet little bunnies all snuggled up in their stocking?!

pastel bunnies cu

Card recipe;

DP: Pion Design (Silent Night collection – available from Dies to Die For)

Lace: from The Ribbon Girl

Seam Binding: from Crafty Ribbons

Sentiment: created on computer

Pearls: from Wild Orchid Crafts

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

1) Lili’s Little Fairies (pastel colours)

2) Papertake Weekly (sketch #65)

3) Passion for ProMarkers (distressing)

4) Die-ing for a Challenge (Christmas)

Thanks for stopping by,



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,



Wild thing


I had to make this very quickly as I suddenly realised I hadn’t made Dr Hubby an anniversary card in all the excitement of getting ready to go away for a week.  To be fair, he never gets me a card so every year I think I could save myself the effort but I never do!  Besides, I hadn’t used this digi stamp from Tiddly Inks and he is too cute to sit unused, so out came the ProMarkers and I whipped up this little number.

I used the sketch from this week’s Stamptacular challenge as my inspiration;

This was also my first attempt at the ‘out of the box’ technique so I could get the balloon outside my main circle and it worked – hurrah!

Since Dr Hubby isn’t a fan of ‘stuff’ on cards, I’m not sure if the bakers twine will go down ok but I couldn’t leave it without any embellishment.  I remain unconvinced by my colouring but am blaming a lack of appropriate light brown colours in my collection; a good excuse to buy some more methinks 😉

Oh, and it was only when writing this blog post that I noticed I hadn’t coloured the little bit of the balloon at the bottom – doh!  I managed to rectify it before handing over the card but didn’t have time to re-take the photos.

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

1) Stamptacular (sketch)

2) By the cute and girly (boys/men)

Thanks so much for stopping by,