Thursday 30 April 2015

Black cats

Morning peeps, thanks for stopping by.

A 'clean and simple' card today, one of the rare occasions when I spend less than an hour on a card :)

Stamp the 'Good luck' from the Just to Say set by Lili of the Valley in black Memento ink.
Doodle some lines around the card edges with a black fineliner pen.
Make sure you let it dry for 5 minutes before adding the cats, which are die-cut from black card (die by Impression Obsession). I used zig two way glue (my first attempt with PVA glue seeped out and stained the card when I wiped it off!).

I have used a similar design for my partially sighted friend June who is 90 today (way to go, June!) because the high contrast of the black and white is easier to make out. I also put the cats on foam pads for her card so she could feel them more easily.

I'll be back at the weekend with my first LOTV card for May.

Have a great day,
Katrina x

Sunday 26 April 2015

Inky Doodles Wreath

Afternoon Peeps

Just sharing a wreath that I made yesterday with stuff I bought at the Inky Doodles stall at the Shepton Mallet show on Thursday.

I have used:-
Birds, heart and flower MDF shapes,
White wire circle, all from Inky Doodles
Cream chalk paint
Gold ink
Aged gold frantage powder
Cotton string
About 9m (!) of ribbon and 1m of fabric cut from our old sofa cover :D

Thank you to Inky Doodles for the inspiration, the stall was filled with lovely samples..

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone,
Katrina x

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Bottoms Up

Hello lovely Peeps, it's another glorious day here in Somerset. It's very hard to choose between crafting and sunbathing, so a bit of both today (I've tried combining the two but suntan lotion stains don't really add much to the look of a card, lol).

Today's card is one I made for my Father-in-law's birthday, which I am entering into the Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog - Cute as a button 

I have used:-
'Cheers Bear' stamp from Lili of the Valley - coloured in with Promarkers (sadly he's retired but he is one of my favourites)
'Bottoms Up' stamp from the LOTV Statements - Fabulous set stamped in grey Stazon onto
tracing paper (I glued the ends onto old book pages then tore them off when the glue was dry).
Papers from Daisytrail (the grey one is splattered with water)
Numbers were cut on my Craft Robo, coloured in with a fineliner pen and blue Promarkers
Buttons from my stash

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Monday 20 April 2015


Good Evening Peeps.

This is my second card for Lili of the Valley's Design Collective

 I have used:-

7" x 7" white card blank
Image from the My Best Friend art pad mounted on lilac card
Background paper from the Timeless Victorian paper pad
Leaves die cut from Turquoise paper in the Antebellum Paper Pad using Susan's Garden dies from Sizzix
Birthday stamp from Set 43 -Statements Fabulous, stamped onto shrink plastic

Silver pearlescent paper cut with Marianne Branch Die
Pennant Border die by Taylored Expressions
Letter stamps from MSE
Petaloo fabric flowers
Buttons, gems, netting and raffia from my stash

 Hope you are having a lovely evening.
Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Love Grows and a Special Offer

Hello lovely peeps.

Before I show you my card, I wanted to tell you about
the fabulous offer over at the Lili of the Valley website .
If you spend £25 you get a free paper pad worth £7.50
(offer valid between 15th and 19th April 2015)

I've gone for Antebellum since I've used it in several of my recent cards.

So, this was going to be my second card for the LOTV Design Collective. 
Unfortunately the stamp is retired now, but you can still get the image in their True Love coloured Art Pad (although the colours are different).


I have used:-

7" x 7" card blank
Love Grows stamp and sentiment from LOTV
Papers from Antebellum 8" x 8" pad and Always and Forever - Solids pad
Marianne Design Creatables Die - Branch & Flowers 1 LR0256
Petaloo fabric flowers
Shrink plastic
Ribbon, buttons and mesh from my stash.

That's all for now, I'm going to put my feet up and watch some crafting telly :D

Thank you for stopping by,
Katrina x

Saturday 11 April 2015

Seaside Star Book

Good evening peeps, hope you are all well

Just sharing my first star book, we made them at club on Thursday 
(thank you Paula  for a very enjoyable session)

I used:-  
black, grey and white card
black and white spotty ribbon (from packaging on Gorjuss stamps)
Crafty Individuals stamp set CI-349
poem printed from computer
black fineliner pen

That's all for now, I'll be back soon with another Lily of the Valley creation.

Katrina x

Monday 6 April 2015

Mr and Mrs

Morning lovely peeps.

This is my first ever Design Team card !
Still can't quite believe I'm in the Lily of the Valley Design Collective. I may just do a few last bunny hops today as it's Easter :D

For my wedding card I have used
Mr and Mr stamp with white embossing powder
Paper Pad - Antebellum
Paper Pad - Solids - Always and Forever
X-Cut Nesting Heart dies
Shrink plastic coloured with chalk
Buttons, netting, rose and ribbons from my stash

Hope you all have a great day, thank you for stopping by.
Katrina x

Friday 3 April 2015

Young at Heart

Hello lovely peeps.

This is the card I made for my Grampa who was 90 on Tuesday. 
He's always had a lovely garden and even though he can't do much gardening himself now he still manages to produce smashing rhubarb.

My hands weren't up to much colouring in last week so I stamped the gardener with white detail embossing powder. The leaf background was created with a Sheena Douglass A4 folder - I rubbed over the debossed side with green distress ink.

I used
Vegetable Patch stamp
Stitched Alphabet
General Greetings small
 Papers from Antebellum, Beach Bliss and Father Knows Best 8x8 paper pads 
all from Lili of the Valley

On the Edge Torn Notebook die
Sizzlits Gardening Tools dies
from Sizzix

Sheena Douglass Embossing Folder - A Little Bit Oriental - Maple Leaf

I'd better go and have my lunch now, my stomach is rumbling at the thought of rhubarb crumble :D

Have a lovely weekend everyone x