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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,

Hugs,

Kat

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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

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 🙂

Hugs,
Kat
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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

xx

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

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Skiing

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,

Kat

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Red and Green

Hello lovely people,

This is another lovely LOTV stamp that is a few years old but soooo gorgeous and I thought it would go perfectly with the traditional red and green colours of my beautiful new Maja paper.

bunnies and tree

I have added some white glitter shaken into Glossy Accents on the snow at the bottom but you can’t really see it in the photos; it is quite pretty in real life, honest!

bunnies and tree cu

Card recipe;

DP: Maja Designs

Snowflakes: cut with Cricut

Sentiment: Handwritten Christmas Sentiments from Pink Petticoat

Pearls: from Wild Orchid Crafts

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

1) Papertake Weekly (anything goes)

2) Cute Card Thursday (red and green)

3) Simon says Stamp (snowflakes)

4) Penny Black and More at Allsorts ( It’s your choice)

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Kat

xx