Thursday, 20 September 2018

Nautical Daughter

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Another commission to show you today. My friend's daughter loves tall ships - she has worked on one and even has a ship tattoo, so her card had to have a nautical theme.

I found this ship stamp in my stash which was perfect for the job - it's from a Paper Artsy Hot Picks set (HP1202).

Monday, 17 September 2018

Brainy Books

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A quick post today to show you an exam congrats card I made for one of the nurses at work who has passed her prescribing exam.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Retired to go fishing

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Today's make is a retirement card made with one of the old Art Pad images from Lili of the Valley. You can still get him as a digi stamp - he's called Gone Fishing.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  Anything goes with Patterned Paper

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Fan-tash-tic Day

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A CAS card today using the Three Amigos stamp set from Mama Elephant.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Let It Snow from DSB

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One last card made with the new Christmas Word Art images from DSB (Digi stamp Boutique), which will be available at Lili of the Valley. Just to warn you, there are problems with the website so the launch may not be today as planned but it will definitely be this week. The contingency plan is to have them available on the Delilah Came To Tea website. If you haven't heard, Delilah Came To Tea is their new venture - selling lovely fabrics.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Jingle All The Way

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Another DSB Christmas Word Art card to show you today, available at Lili of the Valley from tomorrow.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

New DSB Christmas stamps

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There are some fab new DSB (Digi Stamp Boutique) Christmas images being launched on Monday at Lili of the Valley and I've had the Word Art digis to play with.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

New Beginning tag

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


Just popping in to show you a tag I made at crafting club, hosted by the lovely Kristi.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Unusual Folds

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It's the first Saturday of the month so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar. I'm very excited to tell you that our sponsor this month is Lili of the Valley and you have a chance to win 3 of their fabulous digi stamps.

Lili of the Valley

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Brusho Birthday

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


Just a quick post today to show you a commissioned card I made for a 50th birthday.

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Have a Champion day

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This is the birthday card I made for my nephew who is a Formula 1 fan, using the Racing Cars stamp set from Woodware. I've tried to do the car and helmet in Mercedes/Lewis Hamilton colours.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Peeking Over

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Just popping in to show you the card I made for hubby's birthday.

The optional extra for this month on the Copic UK Facebook challenge is 'No Lines' so I thought I'd give it a go. It takes quite a bit more time because you have to be very careful where you're colouring, but it does look fab.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Top Knot Filled with love

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A commission to share with you today - I was asked to make an 'extra special filled with loads of love' card for my friend's 13 year old Granddaughter. I started off the gorgeous digi called 'Top Knot' from All Dressed Up.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

A hug from Bailey the Bear

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This cutie is Bailey The Bear - another one of the new felt patterns available at Lili of the Valley.  I printed him onto Nitwit patterned paper that looks like brown fabric and his nose onto a lighter version.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Brown the Deer for LOTV

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


For today's card I've used one of the new felt patterns from Lili of the Valley, but instead of using the templates to cut out fabric I've done paper piecing with them.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Fairy Fun

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It's the first Saturday of the month so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar.

The theme this month is Dots and/or Stripes and our sponsor is the fabulous
A Day for Daisies

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Unicorn spinning wheel

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We did these spinning wheel cards at our last club session - there's a great video on Sandy Allnock's blog showing how to make them.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Seaside Pop and Twist

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Just a quick post to show you the Pop and Twist card I made for my Brother-in-law using a Hunkydory card blank (kindly provided by Suzanne at one of our recent Craft Club sessions). These were so easy to use, I may have to invest in some myself :o) 

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Tiddly Leaving Card

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Today's make is a leaving card, made with digi stamps from Tiddly Inks.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Goddaughter's Wedding Card

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Just popping in to show you the card I made for Goddaughter #1 Hannah's wedding recently. Sorry the photos are a bit rubbish, I was up faffing with it right up until the last minute and didn't have the best light when I came to photograph it.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Bunnies In Love

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I've got a commissioned anniversary card to share with you today, using Bunnies in Love from Lili of the Valley which you can still get as a digi stamp.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Ink Smooshing with Purrfect Digi Stamps

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This is another one of the cards I had published in Creative Stamping magazine, made with the Purrfect set from Simply Sweet Stamps.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Reindeer Kiss for LOTV

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One last Christmas card to show you from the new Furry Folk set by Lili of the Valley which will be available on their website from today Monday 16th July. I saved my favourite until last :o)

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Fairy Shaker Card for LOTV

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Today's card features another stamp from the 'Sweet Christmas' set by Lili of the Valley and one of the Swirly Festive Greeting stamps - both available on their website tomorrow from Monday 16th July.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Totally Girly

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It's the first Saturday of the month so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar. Our theme this month is 'Totally Girly' and we have two fab sponsors.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Snow Bunny for LOTV

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Another of the Furry Folk stamps from Lili of the Valley to show you today, and some good news. The new stamp sets will be available on the Lili of the Valley site from Monday [edit - it will be Monday 16th July - I got my dates mixed up], both as digis and rubber (stocks of the rubber are limited though).

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Copic UK Official FB Group  Anything Goes with optional Colour a fairy
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #392 Anything Christmas Goes option use snowflake(s) 
Winter Wonderland Simply Snowmen
Kitty Bee Designs #122 Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Monday, 2 July 2018

Spinner Card for LOTV on launch day

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Today's the day - Lili of the Valley will be appearing on Hochanda at 11am and 3pm with their new Christmas stamps. Woo hoo!
This cutie is in the Furry Folk set and I've made a penny slider card with him.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Furry Folk from LOTV

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Just quickly popping in to show you another one of the stamps that are being launched by Lili of the Valley tomorrow on Hochanda. This one is from the 'Furry Folk' set.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Sweet Christmas stamps from LOTV

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Excellent news for rubber stamp fans - Lili of the Valley will be appearing on Hochanda on Monday 2nd July with some new sheets of Christmas stamps. Woo hoo!

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Friday, 22 June 2018

Pawly but Purrfect

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Today's card is a variation on one I had published in Creative Stamping magazine last month featuring Simply Sweet Stamps. Sorry, did I not mention that? My first magazine commission, woo hoo! (although I have to say I'm disappointed they didn't send me a copy of the magazine.)

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Seaside Z-fold

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Just popping in quickly to show you the Father's Day card I made for my FIL, using the rubber version of Take It Easy from Lili of the Valley. Doesn't he look like he's having a relaxing time?

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

I love Prosecco

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Today's card was made for a commission - the brief was 'Prosecco'.
A girl after my own heart :D

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Glued to his screen

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Another commissioned card to show you today, for my friend's Grandson who is always glued to his phone/tablet. I've used the rubber version of Oliver Texting from Lili of the Valley, which you can still get as a digi here.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Sausage Dog Bridesmaid

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I realized I haven't shared this commissioned wedding card with you yet.  I was asked for a personalised card for the couple's big day in May, possibly featuring a winnebago or a sausage dog (their's was going to be part of the wedding party). Well it was going to be hard to make a winnebago look romantic, so I went with the dog theme.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Howdy Pardner

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Sorry I've been so quiet - I've been taking advantage of the good weather to do a bit of jungle clearance gardening.  It's been lovely working outside in the fresh air and sunshine - I made sure to follow patches of shade around the garden though so I didn't get horribly sunburnt.

I've also been sorting out my huge bundle of used Copic pens that I got for a really good price on eBay. I've never hit 'Buy It Now' with such enthusiasm :D

Look at this lovely lot, I'm so excited.


So, on to today's card - I've used Clint the Cowboy by Kraftin' Kimmie, which I coloured with my new (to me) Copics. I stamped him up last week along with lots of other images in preparation for the current 30 Day Colouring Challenge at The Daily Marker.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Three of Something

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There's a new challenge today at Crafty Calendar and the theme this month is 'Three of Something' - I've used 3 buttons and 3 patterned papers.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Thinking of Iris Folding

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I've got an iris folding card to show you today.

I cut an aperture into a 6x6 Kraft card blank using an X-cut nesting heart die and cut three different  papers from my stash into 1.5 cm strips.  I used a standard triangle iris folding pattern to build up the layers behind the aperture, securing each strip with a tape pen.

To finish off I added a sentiment from Visible Image, stamped with Rich Cocoa memento ink.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog #382 Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us #22 Gingham

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Vintage Biplane

Hello lovely peeps and welcome to my three new followers :D


A quick card to show you today - using a free digi from TLC I downloaded a few years back.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Welsh Sheep

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Just a quick post to show you a card I made with digi elements from 'The Good Life' CD by CraftArtist.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Daisy the Cow

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Another of the fabulous new watercolour digis from Lili of the Valley for you today, this is Daisy the Cow. Isn't she just stunning? I fell in love with her at first sight.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Vintage Rosie Posy

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As it's Throwback Tuesday I'm taking a quick break from showing you the new watercolour images and instead I've got another card using the rubber version of Rosie Posy from Lili of the Valley.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Happy Hour for LOTV and GDPR update

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I've got another card to show you today featuring one of the lovely new Watercolour Digi images from Lili of the Valley.

First though, a quick word about the new data protection law (GDPR) coming into force this Friday (which applies to anyone with an 'audience' in the EU).

As required by the new law I have added a Privacy Policy page to my blog so you can see how I handle your information.

Also as required, I have sent an email to all of the people who 'Follow me by Email' asking them to confirm that they want to remain on my mailing list, so if you have received one of these and you still want to continue receiving my blog posts by email then please respond by the end of the month.

Thank you to everyone who has already replied, it's good to know you still welcome hearing from me :D

Friday, 18 May 2018

Vintage Typewriter for LOTV

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  I've got another of the gorgeous new watercolour images from Lili of the Valley to show you today - this one is called Vintage Typewriter.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

New LOTV Watercolour images and Blog Hop winner

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Firstly, the prize for the Lili of the Valley birthday blog hop on Tuesday was hidden on Debbie's post and was won by Hazel (Didos). Thank you to everyone who left me a comment on Tuesday, it was lovely to have you visit.

Today's card features one of the gorgeous new watercolour images that are now available at Lili of the Valley. There is a wide range of different images so there is something for everyone. You have a choice of having the traditional Simply Prints (where you get a certain number per A4 page to print off) OR you can have single images which you can resize/flip etc. to suit your project.