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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

Something borrowed

Hello lovely people,

Oh no, not more rain/snow again!  I guess I will just have to stay inside and do some crafting 😉 Maybe I will even get a chance to have a proper go with my new Copics!

Anyway, I wanted to share my DT card for Totally Gorjuss and our theme for this week is ‘Something Borrowed’…hmm, thinking caps on for this one!

I was trying to make a piano themed card for someone and decided to ‘borrow’ some inspiration from Pinterest 🙂  Check out this fabulous 3D example here, which is where I got the basic piano shape from, although mine is a flat version.

This is the card lying flat;

piano front

Then the top part stands up with a little card prop;

piano propped

Here you can see all the pretty embellishments including my new favourite leafy die;

piano cu

Card recipe;

DP: Maja Designs for the music paper

Flowers: Prima Country Elegance

Foliage: Memory Box Lavish Branch die

Tag: cut with Cricut (Lacy Labels cartridge)

Pearls: Kaisercraft

Finally, don’t forget to stop by at Totally Gorjuss to see the lovely creations from the rest of the DT and I hope you can join in with our challenge for a chance to win some loveliness from our sponsor, The Ribbon Girl.

Thanks 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
xx

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

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.

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