Saturday, 2 January 2016

Something New for Crafty Calendar

Hello peeps, Happy New Year to you :)

Have you made any New Year's Resolutions?  Broken them yet?!  One of mine is to use my good papers instead of hoarding them. Hmm, I wonder how long that will last :D

Before I show you my card I have some exciting news to share with you.  I am one of the runners up in the 2015 'Card Designer of the Year' competition at Simply Cards & Papercraft.
Woo hoo! What a great start to 2016, I'm chuffed to bits :)

Today is the start of a 'Something New' challenge at Crafty Calendar

We're lucky enough to have 2 sponsors this month :-
All Dressed Up  - 2 digis as prize (winners choice)
Wild Orchid Crafts - prize is a £10 Gift Voucher

For my inspiration card I have used the fabulous digi 'Cool Dudes' from All Dressed Up.

I separated out the elements before printing as I wanted space around the mountains. There is a snowboarding dog included as part of this digi but I've left him out as this is for a cousin's birthday and his dog looks nothing like the one in the digi.  I've coloured the image in with Promarkers and Graph'Its:
Hat/Top - Pastel beige, Khaki, Umber
Jeans -7105, 7110, 7115, 7119
Shirt - Ice Grey 1 & 2
Shoes - Ice Grey 4, 9506
Skin - 4110, 4150, 4180

My 'Something New' is a tree die from Marianne Designs, and the papers are also new. They are from the 'Manpants' collection by Nitwit. I printed them onto 250gsm card, edged them with Old Paper Distress Ink and roughened up the edges with my scissors.

I would like to enter this in these challenges:-
Our Crafty Corner #4 Winter/Anything Goes
Pile It On #98 - Anything Christmas/Winter
World of lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog #344 - Something New
 Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - Winter Wonderland
 Creative Inspirations #Challenge 341 - Anything Goes + Option of a Sketch!
Crafty Friends#22 Use Something New
Addicted to Stamps #116 Winter
As you like it - Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge Blog #40 - Something New
Crafter's Cafe #140 Square cards
Live & Love Crafts #43 Something New
A Snowflake's Promise #13 Winter/ Christmas

Please pop over to Craft Calendar Challenge to see the fabulous makes by my teamies

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


  1. A great card and congratulations on being runner up in Card Designer of the Year.
    Kath x

  2. What wonderful news Katrina and well deserved. Love this super card, the colours are fantastic xx

  3. Happy New Year Katrina & congratulations on being runner up :)
    This is a gorgeous card, I love the LO.

  4. Congrats on being a runner up, what a lovely start to the year!
    Fabulous card, beautiful colouring, great papers and design.
    Happy New Year!

  5. Great Card Katrina, I always struggle with male cards. Congratulations on your runner up prize !
    Kaz x

  6. Great Card Katrina, I always struggle with male cards. Congratulations on your runner up prize !
    Kaz x

  7. OMG this is so cool! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something NEW’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

    P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

  8. Firstly, huge congrats on your success in the magazine competition; such a well deserved accolade :-)
    I find inspiration every time I visit your blog as your cards are full of clever ideas and beautifully put together. This snowboarder design is a case in point as I love the way you separated the digi elements and the distressed DP layers are fab. In fact, I may have to go shopping for that paper good for male designs!
    I hope you had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  9. A great creation hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  10. Hi Katrina, A really big well done from me - enormous congratulations on your success in the competition, very well deserved - your cards are wonderful.
    This card is really lovely. The image is great fun and you have coloured it beautifully. your card design is gorgeous too, such lovely colours and fab layers.

  11. Thanks for joining us at AYLI this week, good luck in the draw.
    Lorraine DT

  12. Beautiful card and great use of your new die. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

  13. Very cool card!
    Thanks for joining us over at Color and Craft Challenge by Lacy Sunshine
    Sandra (DT Coordinator)

  14. Love your beautiful holiday card! The image is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  15. Gorgeous card I like the image and the great layout,Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  16. Wonderful project, he truly is a cool dude! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

  17. This is fab! And we'll done on being runner up!
    You should come and share this in the all dressed up Facebook group :-) I'm the FB coordinator there and would love to see you there! :-)
    Lucy x

  18. This is one fabulous card - love the addition of the mountain and trees. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  19. Beautiful card, with gorgeous design.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  20. Thanks for sharing your card with Crafty Friends 'Use Something New' Challenge... your card is lovely... happy new year and good luck in the challenge, Diane Louise (DT) xx

  21. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'What's New' challenge week. The new challenge starts tomorrow, hope you join in again x Susan x

  22. Fab card Katrina. Great design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Crafters Cafe. Gale DT

  23. Congrats on being a finalist! That is just terrific! This is a fabulous card! I love your papers and your coloring. This is a fantastic male card. Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine Color and Craft Challenges.

  24. Fun card and image. Thanks for playing with LLC this month; please note for future challenges we have a max 10 challenges rule.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

    1. Oops, I'm sorry about that Sandy. I will be more careful in the future.
      Kind regards,
      Katrina xx


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