Thursday, 21 September 2017

Bird Crazy after Crete

Hello lovely peeps


Apologies for missing Throwback Tuesday this week - hubby and I have been in Crete on holiday and I wasn't able to get enough posts ready before we went.

We had a smashing time. The hotel was fab and the weather was gorgeous - about 34 degrees most days.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Thursday, 14 September 2017

More from the Furry Choir

Hello lovely peeps


I'm back with another card made with Furry Choir from Lili of the Valley, and to remind you that you still have one day left to enter this month's challenge on Facebook.

Make anything using a LOTV image and at least 2 of these colours


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Snow Flurries for LOTV Colour challenge

Hello lovely peeps


We have a colour inspiration theme for this month's challenge at Lili of the Valley. To enter just make something with a  LOTV image using at least 2 of these colours and post it in the event on the Facebook page

There are 3 gift vouchers up for grabs so it's well worth having a go. You have until 15th September.



Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Monday, 4 September 2017

Herd of Reindeer on LOTV Launch Day

Hello lovely peeps and welcome to my new email follower :o)


We're launching the second batch of Christmas stamps at Lili of the Valley today. You'll be spoilt for choice as there are loads of gorgeous images to choose from.

Here I've used the Reindeer Collection - you get seven different images on an A5 sheet.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

A Snowy Hello Sneak Peek

Hello lovely peeps and welcome to my new email follower :o)


The second batch of new Lili of the Valley Christmas stamps is being released tomorrow. Woo hoo!

This one is 'A Snowy Hello', which I've printed onto Hunkydory Colour Me card and coloured in with Promarkers/Graph'Its


I made up my 6x6 card to look like a Christmas present, using paper from an old 'Let It Snow' pad by Dovecraft and patterned satin ribbon. The little tags were made with LOTV's Christmas Sentiment Tags stamp set.

A smidge of Glamour Dust at the bottom of the topper adds a bit of bling.


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
The Ribbon Girls September any card
Addicted to Stamps 152 Christmas
Dragonfly Journeys #100 True Blue
Penny Black and More  Get ready for Christmas
Winter Wonderland Dots and/or Stripes
Christmas with the Cuties #9 Cutie couples
Craft-Dee BowZ  CDB53 Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Dragonfly Dreams  Patterned Paper
Passion For Promarkers Challenge  #410 Make it digital

Hope you can join me tomorrow for release day when I'll have a final card to show you using reindeer stamps from one of the new A5 sheets.

Katrina x

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Peeking Out to Say

Hello lovely peeps


There's a new challenge at Crafty Calendar today. The theme is

Kids/Babies


and we are sponsored by the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts.



For my inspiration card I have used James Peeping from Lili of the Valley.

I stamped him onto Elegance Satin 160gsm card then fussy cut and coloured him in with Graph'It markers (3210, 3255, 0000).

To do the paper burst I pencilled in a circle on some double-sided card (Citronella from K&Co), 'painted' some lines in with water and then dragged my scissors down the lines to give rough edges.


After erasing the pencil circle I peeled back the edges to reveal the other side of the paper. I tore the points of the triangles off and curled what was left with my pokey tool.


For the sentiment I wanted to make little squares to echo the squares on the peeled back edges so I cut 2cm x 2cm squares from white card and rounded the corners before colouring them in to match the paper. The letters were stamped with Hobby Art's 'Alphabet - Typed' set and the 'birthday' was stamped straight onto the card with a Stamps Away greeting.

The American Crafts ribbon down the left hand side gives a better balance to the card I think.
To finish off James I added Glossy Accents on his nose :o)


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Kitty Bee Designs #102 Birthday
Crafty Friends Challenge #65 birthdays
Brown Sugar #265 Try Something New (paper burst)
Polkadoodles   Anything Goes option Hot colours
Dream Valley Challenges # 162 Use a stamp or digi
Lemon Shortbread #49 Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge M for Make your mark

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x