Saturday 30 January 2021


An 'uplifting' card today, using my favourite colour combo (yellow, pink and orange) to bring you a bit of sunshine on this horrible rainy day.

Despite all the showers today there was enough light for photos so I did a little step by step.

Thursday 28 January 2021

Piglet love

Who doesn't love Winnie the Pooh and all his friends?

I spotted 'Inky Pinky Piglet'  in the Vera Lane Studio shop and had to have him.

I've used the same drippy paint technique that I first used in 'A Visit to Vera Lane'. By the way, the sentiment on this card is also from 'Hello April'

Tuesday 26 January 2021

Snappy Birthday

A quick post from me today to show you a card made with the 'Watch the Birdie' digi stamp from Lili of the Valley.

I coloured him in with Copic markers and cut him out (he has a little birdie on top of his head but I chopped it off)

Sunday 24 January 2021

Watercoloured Aquarius

Hello everyone and welcome to my two new followers, Ryan and Annett.

Today's card was made with one of the fabulous free zodiac digi stamps from Making Cards & Papercraft magazine, this one is Aquarius

Friday 22 January 2021

Me and My Dragon

Just popping in to share a card I made with another of my latest purchases - 'Me and My Dragon' stamps by Mama Elephant.

I stamped and watercoloured the dragon and girl on watercolour paper then cut them out. To make the ink for spritzing the background I just loaded some green paint into an empty spritzer bottle using a wet paintbrush and added a little water. A little goes a long way.  

I tried the same with the grey paint at the bottom, using copier paper to mask off the rest of the card. This left too harsh a line though so I softened it with a wet paintbrush. 

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Hanging with my Gnomies

This lockdown is no good for my bank balance, I can't stop buying new stash 😄 

These are Janet Klein's 'Gnomes' from Aall & Create.

Monday 18 January 2021

A Visit to Vera Lane

Morning peeps, happy Monday to you.

I was delighted to find that one of the Aall & Create Artists, Janet Klein (who designed the Chicken Dance stamps in last week's post), has an Etsy shop called Vera Lane Studio.

Saturday 16 January 2021

Sleeping Dragon

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you are well.

I am delighted to say that I am a Guest Designer over at Rabisco Challenge for the next fortnight, thank you so much ladies for having me.

Thursday 14 January 2021

Aged to Perfection

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you are well.

I found a printed paper in my stash this week which reminded me of the rings you get from a coffee cup/wine glass. Luckily I'd written on the back since I didn't have the foggiest idea where it was from (a free CraftArtist kit called 'Mexican wave').

Tuesday 12 January 2021

MFT Comic Strip

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you are well.

One of my favourite challenges for inspiration is the MFT Sketch Challenge, the designers always adapt the sketch so well. When I saw the sketch for this week it reminded me a little of a comic strip on it's side

Sunday 10 January 2021

Chicken Dance

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you are well.

A variation on my 'Ham It Up' card from a few days ago, this time using the Chicken Dance stamps from Aall & Create. Aren't they fabulous? They're my current favourite stamp set :D 

As these images are taller than the little pigs I put the Peek a Boo windows vertically on my card.

Friday 8 January 2021

Happy New Year

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you are all well. 

I made this for my cousin's birthday but I realised I haven't wished you all a 'Happy New Year' yet so I thought this would be the perfect card to share today. Thank you to everyone who has wished me a Happy New Year so far and left lovely comments on my cards.

My New Years' Eve was very much like this card, lol. My sister-in-law and I each made cocktails and toasted each other via video call once an hour, though I have to admit I was very tipsy after the third one and went to bed before midnight :D

So, I wish you all a happy and healthy 2021.  Let's hope that things will start getting back to normal soon now that vaccinations are getting rolled out. 

[The cocktails on my card were made with Tim Holtz 'Happy Hour' dies and watercolour paper, coloured in with Distress markers and a damp paintbrush].

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-

Simon Says Stamp (Mon) use a new/unused product (first time I've used the dies)

Crafty Catz #533 food/drink

Let's Craft & Create Challenge #167 Anything goes opt Cheers to you

Pammies Inky Pinkies 2101 Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Anything goes 

Cute card thursday #668 Anything goes 

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe
Katrina x

Wednesday 6 January 2021

Ham it Up

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you are well.

Now we are in lockdown again I'm spending more time in my craft room. I wanted to make a snippets card for Pixie's Snippets Playground - Di is giving away some amazing prizes in her annual giveaway.