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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


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,




Cheeky birthday greetings

Hello lovely people,

The weekend rolls around again and the theme at Totally Gorjuss this week is ‘For Your Men’….yes, always a tough one I know!   Our sponsor this week is Heather’s Hobbie Haven so the lucky winner will have plenty of loveliness to choose from 🙂

I think most men would appreciate Cheeky Geeky from TGF and she is the star of the show here, coloured in with ProMarkers/FlexMarkers.  I made the little ticket by printing the blank ticket image onto Kraft card, cutting it out and stamping the sentiment on it.

Cheeky Geeky red and black cu2

Card recipe;

DP & little fishtail banner: Simple Stories Documented collection

Ticket: Sanqunetti tickets galore digi stamp set from mygrafico

Sentiment: Personal Impressions Big Sentiments

Button: from stash

I would like to enter this card in the ABC challenge ‘H is for Happy Birthday.’

Thanks so much for stopping by and head on over to the Totally Gorjuss blog for lots of inspiration from the rest of the DT,



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,



Butterfly trio

Hello lovely people,

After all the wonderful and generous presents I had for Christmas I needed to make some thank you cards and I thought I would give myself a little challenge to use up some scraps of old DP…to make space for some new DP of course 😉

butterfly thank you

I made 3 cards all using the same elements such as the fishtails, crimped butterfly, rounded corner and the same stamped sentiment and they just came together so quickly.  I love when that happens!

butterfly thank you 1

butterfly thank you 3

butterfly thank you 2

Card recipe;

DP: MME Stella and Rose

Butterfly: cut with Cricut

Pearls: from Wild Orchid Crafts

Sentiment: Personal Impressions Big Sentiments stamp set

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

1) Papertake Weekly (anything goes)

2) Cute Card Thursday (anything goes)

3) Wild Orchid Crafts (anything goes)

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a fabulous 2013!



Christmas tags

Hello lovely people,

Having finished all the Christmas cards, it was on to the tags and I made a set of co-ordinating tags using the fab Cricut cartridge ‘Lacy Labels’ for the base shapes.    I stitched around the panels and edged everything with TH Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  The rosette was made using an edge punch on a strip of paper and then I folded it by hand at equal spacing.

Xmas tags 2012

Xmas tags 2012b

Xmas tags 2012a

Xmas tags 2012c

Tags recipe;

DP: Maja Design (It’s Christmas Time – Sparkle) – available from Live and Love Crafts

Snowflakes / flowers / swirl / stars: cut with Cricut

Wooden snowflake: free with craft magazine

Pearls: Kaisercraft

I would like to enter these tags in the following challenges;

1) Live and Love Crafts (anything but a card)

2) Papertake Weekly (favourite challenge – A stitch in time)

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by,



A simple snowflake

Hello lovely people,

I designed this simple snowflake card for ease of mass production as it is not always possible to create complex stamped and coloured cards for everyone, no matter how much I would like to.  And you know what, I really like this one!

let it snow snowflake

let it snow snowflake cu

Card recipe;

DP: Bo Bunny (Flurries, from the Snow Day collection)

Snowflake: cut with Cricut

Sentiment: Handwritten Christmas sentiments from Pink Petticoat

Pearl: Kaisercraft

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

1) Bunny Zoe (Winter)

2) Cute Card Thursday (Snowflakes)

Thanks for stopping by,