Saturday, 12 June 2021

Lucky Cats

Hello lovely peeps and welcome to my new email follower.

Today's card was made with the 'Lucky Cats' stamp from Lili of the Valley which I stamped in grey memento onto Pink Frog watercolour card and then watercoloured using distress inks 
(black soot, hickory smoke, rusty hinge, weathered wood and mowed grass)

The sentiment is also from Lili of the Valley (Block Sentiments).

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:-

As You Like It Challenge CAS or fully fancy - I once found a little shop in Bath that sold fabulous cards in a CAS style and I loved the fact that a card could be so great with so little on it.  With all the gorgeous stamps you can buy nowadays it's easy to create something simple but eyecatching.

Little Red Wagon #605 Make it CAS

Alphabet Challenge E is for easy simple card

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe
Katrina x

Monday, 7 June 2021

Frog Dude

Hello lovely peeps, I'm just popping in to share the card I made for my nephew's birthday.

I just love the kooky expressions on the animals in the Crazy Critters stamp set by Hobby Art. I coloured the frog with Copic markers before fussy cutting him out & layering up with various papers from my stash.

Other Ingredients:-
One Birdie Lane 8x8 paper pad (Lili of the Valley/Nitwit)
grey & black memento ink
tropical leaf die and watercolour paper coloured with distress ink

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:-
Dream Valley Challenges #249 die cuts and/or punches
Creatalicious Challenges #212 AG with optional for a boy
Dragonfly Dreams  For the boys
Crafty Animals  #51 AG with animal
Bizzy Becs  AG 

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe
Katrina x

Friday, 4 June 2021

A note for my email subscribers

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you are well.

(a bee busy at work with my foxgloves)

A quick note to those of you who signed up to receive email notifications when there's a new post here at Katrina's Crafting Blog.

You may have read that Google is discontinuing Feedburner as a tool.  Feedburner is what has been  sending out emails to those of you who follow me by email subscription.

So this is just to let you know that if you are a follower by email, you will (hopefully!) continue to receive emails, but they will now come courtesy of

You shouldn't have to do anything special. When you get an email, you can just click through to visit me here at Katrina's Crafting Blog, just as you always have done.  You, the followers, will also get the chance to alter how you receive your notifications if you want to, which couldn't be done with Feedburner.  But that's entirely up to you.  If you don't want to change anything you don't have to!

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Thanks for stopping by, stay safe
Katrina x

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Special Birthday

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you are all well. 

We had a beautiful bank holiday weekend here in Somerset, I was so glad to see the sun after such a wet May. I had my second covid jab last Wednesday too, so all in all a fantastic week.

I made this card for a friend who turned 60 last week, using the 'Watercolour Poppy' stamp set from Inkylicious. I stamped with black Archival ink and coloured with watercolour paints.

Other Ingredients:
Pink Frog Watercolour Card
Large Birthday Sentiments (LOTV) 
A5 landscape card blank (Anna Marie)

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:-
 Little Red Wagon #603 Say it with flowers
Stamping Sensations Beautiful blooms
We love Chocolate Baroque Bright sunny colours
As You Like It Challenge Favourite colouring medium - at the moment it's watercolour paint as you can get a lovely colour blend very easily

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe
Katrina x

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Me ol' Bamboo

I'm delighted to say that I'm a Guest Designer over at Retro Rubber for the next fortnight. You have to use stamps older than a year so it's the perfect challenge for me given that I'm a hoarder, lol.

Their challenge this time is an easy one - Anything Goes

The main stamp on my card is 8 years old and is called Party Paws 'Flowers from Bamboo', released by Crafter's Companion. I stamped him onto smooth cartridge paper with grey Memento ink and watercoloured him in with Distress Markers.

The sentiment was done in black Versafine ink with an old 'Large Birthday Sentiments' set by Lili of the Valley from 2 years ago. 

I added a few gel dots tofinish off and mounted on a 7x7" card blank.

Please pop over to Retro Rubber if you get a chance to see the wonderful creations from the team.

Thank you ladies for having me as GDT this time.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:-

Crafty Animals  #50 AG with animal

AAA Birthday 25 Happy Birthday  

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe
Katrina x

Monday, 24 May 2021

Sebastian the seahorse

Evenin' all. A late post today because I've been down with my lovely Mum for a couple of days (now we're allowed to stay overnight again) and I wanted to get this one blogged for a challenge ending tomorrow. 

The stamps are from Lavinia - I've used Sebastian the Seahorse (for the main image and also some of the seaweed at the bottom), plus a trailing vine stamp from a really old fairy set.

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Waving Hearts

Today's card features a lil' cutie from a Tracey Hey stamp set called 'Friends'

There's a challenge on this month to use the little accent stamps that you get with the main Tracey Hey images, and I've managed to get in four of them on my card.