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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,





Spring shades

Hello lovely people,

Well, I don’t know if Spring is finally here to stay but we are all about the ‘Spring Shades’ over at Totally Gorjuss this week.  The new Spring Basics collection from Maja Designs (available from Live and Love Crafts) is perfect for this theme and I had to buy pretty much every design in the collection as they were all just so beautiful!

Spring Ava

Spring Ava angle

I used several layers of pretty papers (I had so many to choose from!) all matted onto Kraft, then stitched and inked around the edges.  Here you can see the layers and the little ribbon loop under the button;

Spring Ava flat

I also decided to add to my collection of Saturated Canary images as I have loved these awesome digistamps by Krista for a long time but only have a couple.  I thought Ava with her balloon was a great match for the spring papers and I have coloured her with my Copics – I think I am slowly getting the hang of them but still have lots to learn.

Spring Ava cu

I would also like to enter this card in the Saturated Canary Challenge this week which has the theme of ‘Anything Goes.’

Please do head on over to Totally Gorjuss to see the beautiful creations from my teamies and if you enter our challenge then you might win a prize from our lovely sponsors, Crafters Companion.

Thanks for visiting,


Kat xx

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,




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 🙂



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.




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,




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,