Thursday, 12 July 2018

Ink Smooshing with Purrfect Digi Stamps

Hello lovely peeps


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

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


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.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

First Copic Creation

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For today's card I have used 'Tiny Townie Garden Girl - Violet' from Stamping Bella which I bought at the Sincerely Yours show in Taunton on Sunday. Isn't she adorable?

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Hoppy 14th Birthday to LOTV

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As part of the 14th Birthday celebrations at Lili of the Valley we are having a fantastic blog hop today with lots of our wonderful, talented Design Team.

There is a prize of a £10 LOTV voucher hidden on one of the blogs - make sure you leave a comment on each birthday post to maximise your chance of winning.
The winner will be picked tomorrow (Wednesday) and announced on all of our blogs.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Flamingo Wedding

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


I've got a wedding card to share with you today, using the Flamingos from the 'A little bit sketchy' range by Sheena Douglass.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

G is for Giraffe

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For today's card I've used Giraffe from the Zoo Animals stamp set at Lili of the Valley. The animals all match the ones in the new Zoo Alphabet sets.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Daffodils and Catkins

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Just popping in quickly to show you a card I made with 'Daffodils' from Lili of the Valley. You can still get it as a digi stamp here but I have used the rubber version.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Thursday, 3 May 2018

New Triangle Home

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


For today's card I've used the Simply Print version of 'A New Adventure' from Lili of the Valley

Monday, 30 April 2018

One layer leaving card

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  Today's card was designed in CraftArtist, using alphabets from several different digi kits.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Goofy Snapshots

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For today's card I've used 'Snapshots - Acting Goofy' from Stamping Bella. Isn't it a fab image? It reminds me of the girly weekend I had with friends from work back in October.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Peas in a Pod Shaker Card

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Before I tell you about today's card I wanted to let you know that Lili of the Valley have produced some simple step-by-step guides on how to buy and download their digital products, then how to resize/flip them etc. in Word before printing. They are really easy to follow, with pictures, so if you've been hesitant up until now why not give it a go?

So, for today's make I've done a shaker card using the digi stamp version of Peas in a Pod from the new release.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Indognito

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A bit of fun for you today :o)

Back in February when I was brainstorming ideas for the new Simply Sweet cat stamps I came across this moustache embossing folder from Darice and I thought wouldn't one of the cats look great with a moustache? (lol).  I used a Sizzix Movers and Shapers die to cut the moustache from black shrink plastic and then heated it to shrink it down. It didn't quite seem to work with the cats though so I put it to one side.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Bundle of Love on Launch Day

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It's launch day at Lili of the Valley, woo hoo! All the New Beginnings digi stamps and Simply Prints will be available from 12 noon, along with four new alphabet sets and baby related sentiments.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Peas in a Pod for LOTV

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As promised, I have a sneaky peek of one of the new designs being released at Lili of the Valley on Monday. For speed I've used one of the gorgeous new Simply Prints  - it's called (yes, you guessed it) 'Peas in a Pod'.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Princess Belle

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Firstly I want to let you know that there are some gorgeous 'New Beginnings' stamps being released soon at Lili of the Valley, so watch this space for some sneaky peeks :o)

For today's card I've used the gorgeous Belle Simply Print from the last release at LOTV. By adding a couple of extra images I've turned her into a princess.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Unicorns Galore

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


Sorry I've left it so long in between posts. Between training for my first 10k race in May and doing loads of overtime last month I've not had much time/energy left for crafting. I hope you will bear with me while I find my way back into my 'crafty zone' :o)

For today's card I've used the second set of unicorns available from Simply Sweet Stamps. These are so cute, just perfect for little girls.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Buttons and Bows

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It's the first Saturday of the month and our new challenge at Crafty Calendar is 'Buttons and/or Bows'

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Layered Flowers

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I've got a CAS card to show you today, made with the 'Layered Flowers' set of stamps from Hunkydory.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Sweet Birthday on Throwback Tuesday

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Today's oldie is from the Micey Day set by Penny Black from 2009. coloured with Distress Markers.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Pink Coffee for Lili of the Valley

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Today's card is using one of the lovely new girls from Lili of the Valley - this one is Coffee.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

On the Railroad for Throwback Tuesday

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Just popping in to show you a quick card that I made with the 'On the Railroad' stamp set by Tim Holtz from 2012.