Thursday, 13 December 2018

Swing Time

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I've got a leaving card to show you today, made with the preprinted Vintage Girls Art Sheet from Lili of the Valley, cut with one of the Nested Oval dies from Spellbinders.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Heartfelt thanks

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Just quickly popping in to show you a thank you card I made to the same sketch as my Glittery Noel card, which won a prize at Less Is More.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Simply Sweet Jungle

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For today's card I've used another new Simply Sweet set, this one is called Jungle.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Simply Sweet Dinosaurs

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For today's card I've used some more of the new Simply Sweet stamps, available as digis from the Lili of the Valley Etsy shop. This set is called Dinosaurs - you get 6 different dinosaurs and loads of scenery stamps (mountains, flowers etc)

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Simply Sweet Monsters

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There are some fabulous new Simply Sweet Stamps available at Lili of the Valley from today. They will be available as digis first in their Etsy store and if they are popular they will be made as rubber stamps. The first set I have used is Monsters - you get nine different monsters and loads of fabulous sentiments to match.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Little mice all in a row

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There's a new challenge starting today at Crafty Calendar with a theme of "It's Christmas Time" and you have a chance to win a $25 voucher from Lawn Fawn


Saturday, 24 November 2018

Less is More GDT

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I am thrilled to say that I am appearing as a Guest Designer for the next fortnight over at Less is More. They are one of my favourite challenge blogs and provide fabulous inspiration for CAS cards (which I am still trying to get the hang of).

The challenge this time is to make a One Layer Card with a Holiday theme.

To start off I printed the digi version of 'James Balancing Act' half way across a piece of A4 card (left margin 15.5cm, top margin 12cm). After folding it in half I cut it down to make a 5"x7" card.

I coloured him in with Copics
Fur: E50, E51, E53, E23, E25, E59
Hat: R32, R35, R29, R89
Present: G21, YG63, G94
Ground: N0, N1, N3
Outline: BG0000

The greeting is from the Large Christmas Greetings set (LOTV) and I stamped a few snowflakes over the top with third generation Faded Jeans distress ink (snowflakes from the Inkydoodles Christmas Ornaments stamp set)

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Cardz 4 Guyz #208 Christmas critters
Happy Little Stampers (Christmas) optional CAS
Copic UK Official FB Group  Anything Goes with optional Christmas
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) Baby it's cold outside
Cute card thursday #557 festive colours
Addicted to Stamps and More #319 CAS
 Crafting By Designs Something sweet

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Chill, Relax, Take It Easy

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Another card to add to my stash for men today, using Lazy Afternoon by Lili of the Valley, one of the old favourites re-released in rubber this month.

Ooh, and I must tell you about the fantastic Black Friday sale on the Lili of the Valley website - you can get a whopping 40% off and there's no minimum spend. There is also 40% off the digi stamps in their Etsy shop if you buy 3 or more.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Playing Golf in the Woods

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I'm trying to build up my stash of male cards and for this one I've used Playing Golf - one of the re-released rubber stamps from Lili of the Valley.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Dandelion Clock

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Just popping in to show you the birthday card I made for my Mum, using Dandelion Clock from Lili of the Valley. It's one of the older images re-released in rubber on the A6 stamp sheets.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Lovely bunnies

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This is another one of the gorgeous girl images that was a digi earlier in the year at Lili of the Valley and is now available in rubber as part of the So Lovely stamp sheet.

Speaking of digis - I'm sure some of you will be delighted to hear that Lili of the Valley have digis for sale again in their new Etsy shop.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

350 in dog years

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Just popping in to show you the card I made for my friend's 50th birthday - she's a dog lover if you hadn't guessed :o)

Monday, 12 November 2018

Pounds and Ounces

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This cutie was originally released as a digi called Pounds and Ounces but is now available in rubber as part of the Sweet Baby stamp set at Lili of the Valley. You get 3 other adorable images on the sheet along with 8 sentiments.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Biplane Z-fold

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Just quickly popping in to share a commissioned card with you - I was asked to make a 90th birthday for a man who'd been in the US air force during the war.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Coffee with no lines colouring

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This pretty young lady was previously released as a digi stamp at Lili of the Valley and is now available in rubber as part of the 'So Lovely' stamp set.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Delightfully Dotty Daisies

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A quick card today using one of the pre-coloured images from Lili of the Valley called Delightful Daisies. It's one of their most popular stamps and will be re-released this week in rubber (I already have the rubber version too, otherwise it would be on my shopping list, lol).

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Tootling along

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Many of you will recognise Toot Toot - he is one of the most popular older Lili of the Valley stamps. He and many other classic images will be released as rubber stamps again this week, so if you missed out on them first time around now is your chance :o)

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Oh So Cute

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For today's card I've used the 'Little Ones - Blue' art sheet and layered it up with 'Watercolour Dots - Cool Sunset' backing papers, both from the new release at Lili of the Valley.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Blooming Lovely

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A similar layout to yesterday's card, but this time I've used the 'Flower Fairies' art sheet, 'Blooming Lovely' papers and heart dies instead of stars.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Born to ride Unicorns

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Woo hoo! It's launch day at Lili of the Valley, with new art sheets, stamps and backing papers available from midday onwards.

For my first card I've used the Enchanted Unicorns art sheet and die-cut it with an X-cut star die.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

30th Birthday Bella

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I've got a 30th birthday card to share with you today, made using 'Posh has a Present' by Stamping Bella. I love these Uptown Girl stamps, I have several of them now :o)

Saturday, 20 October 2018

With love at Christmas

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One last Christmas card to show you for the moment, similar to my Glittery Noel card but with a simpler colour scheme.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Frozen Snowflakes

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Today you can see one of the gorgeous new Frozen Snowflakes papers from Lili of the Valley in it's full glory. I've stamped on 'Greetings' and 'at Christmas' from the Large Christmas Greetings set in Versamark and sprinkled on white embossing powder before heat setting.

The twine/pearls/ribbon came together on a roll from Lidl.

Simples :o)

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Happy Little Stampers (Christmas) option of Ribbon
ABC Christmas Challenge U for Upon and V is for Very quick
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas 
 Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Monday, 15 October 2018

Snowflake cutout

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Back to clean and simple today with another card using the Large Christmas Greetings stamps from Lili of the Valley.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Carol Singing Bunny

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 We Love Lili of the Valley

Our new Facebook Group 'We Love Lili of the Valley' is going really well. Nearly 500 members as I write, 145 projects shared so far, and a lovely encouraging atmosphere. I do hope you will join us if you haven't already.


For today's card I've used the same Noel stamp as in my last post (from the Large Christmas Greetings set by Lili of the Valley), but gone for a completely different look.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Glittery Noel

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Before I explain how I did my card I would like to invite you to join our new Facebook Group 'We Love Lili of the Valley'. It's run by the Design Team so you can guarantee you’ll find the latest news and sneak peeks on there first.

We would love you all to share your creations using LOTV products on there too.

 We Love Lili of the Valley

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Brusho Poppies

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For today's card I've used the Poppy Paint Fusion stamps by Sheena Douglass.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Autumn Cardigan

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It's the first Saturday of the month so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar. The sponsor this month is Lemon Shortbread and our theme is Autumn.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Bird and White Blossom

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A really quick card to share with you today, using the Bird and White Blossom resizable watercolour  digi that I bought from Lili of the Valley before they were removed from the website last Sunday.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Copic UK GDT spot

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I'm thrilled to announce that I am a Guest Designer this month on the Copic UK Facebook page, where you have a chance to win 2 Copic pens in their Anything Goes Challenge (just post something you have coloured with Copic markers).

Saturday, 29 September 2018

A little birdie

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Just popping in to show you the card I made for a friend's 70th birthday. She's not the kind of person who would want the age on her card though so don't tell anyone 😉

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Steam Train Z fold

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Another commission to show you today - the brief for this one was 'Steam Train'.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Oliver goes camping and LOTV news

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I'm sure you will be as delighted as me to hear that Lili of the Valley have brought back rubber stamps AND printed paper pads. Unfortunately they will be discontinuing the digi stamps and Simply Prints at the end of September, so you have only 5 days left to buy them before they're gone. There are some fabulous multi-buy offers on the site if there are lots that you want.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Dom and Emma Get Married

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Another commission to show you today, using Brett and Brenda Get Married from Stamping Bella, coloured to match the bridal party.

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

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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