Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Sitting on top of the world

Hello lovely peeps

I've stamped up one of the Gorjuss Girls - On Top Of The World - and coloured her with Graph'It markers
Skin: 4115, 4155, 4180
Hair: 3255, 3280, 3190
Apron:  5140, 9504
Dress: 9500, 9501
Tights:  9503, 9505, 9507

I've made a brick wall for her to sit on from a stripy paper (Docrafts Gorjuss)

I drew in vertical lines with a marker (9503) and then went around the edges with 'Hickory Smoke' Distress Ink. 

To distress it a bit more I scuffed it up with sandpaper before glueing it onto my card (the paper on top is from an old My Minds Eye collection)

I cut some flowers from white linen card using a Tattered Florals strip die and then inked the edges with 'Shabby Shutters' and 'Scattered Straw' Distress Inks. The card was a bit stiff  so to make them easier to shape I spritzed them first with water. 

To make the little dangly heart I die-cut a small heart from white shrink plastic using an X-cut die. I then drew a line around the edge and filled it in with some stripes (using a black fineliner pen). I punched a hole in the top before shrinking it with my heat gun. I've hung it from a branch (Memory Box Woodland Branch) with silver thread.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Crafty Friends #25 - Girly
Send a Smile 4 Kids  Anything Goes 4 Kids
The Ribbon Girl - February 'Use any image'
Addicted to Stamps #120 DIE CUTS
The Craft Barn  Hearts
Penny Black (any brand stamp) - Anything Goes With a Stamp and Dies
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - hearts and flowers
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Use a digi or stamp for February
Artistic Stamper HeART Art
The sugar bowl - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


  1. This really shows off your creativity Katrina, the wall looks fabulous and I love the shrink plastic heart hanging from the branches. A great card all in all!! Oh and I wish I was closer to Burnham-on-Sea!! xx

  2. This is fabulous!! This stamp is on my wish list and love how you made the wall!
    Lucy x

  3. Wonderful card Katrina. Thank you for joining our challenge.
    Greetings, Veerle DT - ATSC

  4. An amazing card! I wish it was for my birthday... :) Love Gorjuss Girls and love how you did the wall and the whole design. That heart is perfect touch.

  5. Thanks for sharing this great design its all so lovely love and hugs Carole x

  6. A nice design to you pretty card Katrina.

    Many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges.

    B x

  7. This is just such a charming card - love the brick fence. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  8. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 25 theme Use a Digi or a stamp. Hugs Jackie DT

  9. Hi Katrina, - WOW! this is a beautiful card. I love how you made the background - you are really talented - and patient! Your colouring is amazing. What a fabulous and cleverly thought out card.

  10. Aaaah simply delightful and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

  11. Fabulous. Love your coloring, design and image. Nicely illustrated on your blog too. Well done.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Crafty Friends Challenge #25 and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT Member

  12. Wow, lovely card and great step by step! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  13. Lovely card, like your brick wall and I love her stripey stockings

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  14. oh, just loove this card, it's so pretty, all the details, the brick wall, the dangling heart from the tree branch. and what a lovely image from gorjuss.

  15. Super cute card, Thank you for joining in this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper.

  16. Lots of lovely details. Fabulous card - do you prefer Kat or Katrina? X

    1. Thank you Lea for all your lovely comments. I prefer Katrina but Kat is fine. I chose Kat for my blog address a) because it sounds punchier and b) my logo includes a cat.
      Katrina xx

  17. Love the way how you have build up your sweet Gorjuss card,
    so happy you have joined the Sugar Bowl challenge
    hope you will share more of your work there is still time to join..
    Good luck, hugs Blankina

  18. So beautiful spring card. I love how you made the brick wall. It's very creativ. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  19. Wow Katrina, she's GORJUSS!!! I love how you've done the wall too.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Lili of the Valley,
    In The Pink Challenge
    The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge.

  20. Fabulous design. I especially like the dangling heart.


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Katrina xx