Tuesday 22 June 2021

Little alpaca herd

I've been having a play with one of the stamps in the 'Friends' set by Tracey Hey and made myself a mini herd of alpacas.

The one on the left is the image as it comes in the set, I used masking and mirror stamping to do the other two. 

Saturday 19 June 2021

Feeling nautical

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you are well. 

For today's card I've used the Float My Boat stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I stamped with 2nd generation grey memento ink and then coloured in with pencils (Lyra Rembrandt)

Saturday 12 June 2021

Lucky Cats

Hello lovely peeps and welcome to my new email follower.

Today's card was made with the 'Lucky Cats' stamp from Lili of the Valley which I stamped in grey memento onto Pink Frog watercolour card and then watercoloured using distress inks 
(black soot, hickory smoke, rusty hinge, weathered wood and mowed grass)

The sentiment is also from Lili of the Valley (Block Sentiments).

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:-

As You Like It Challenge CAS or fully fancy - I once found a little shop in Bath that sold fabulous cards in a CAS style and I loved the fact that a card could be so great with so little on it.  With all the gorgeous stamps you can buy nowadays it's easy to create something simple but eyecatching.

Little Red Wagon #605 Make it CAS

Alphabet Challenge E is for easy simple card

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe
Katrina x

Monday 7 June 2021

Frog Dude

Hello lovely peeps, I'm just popping in to share the card I made for my nephew's birthday.

I just love the kooky expressions on the animals in the Crazy Critters stamp set by Hobby Art. I coloured the frog with Copic markers before fussy cutting him out & layering up with various papers from my stash.

Other Ingredients:-
One Birdie Lane 8x8 paper pad (Lili of the Valley/Nitwit)
grey & black memento ink
tropical leaf die and watercolour paper coloured with distress ink

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:-
Dream Valley Challenges #249 die cuts and/or punches
Creatalicious Challenges #212 AG with optional for a boy
Dragonfly Dreams  For the boys
Crafty Animals  #51 AG with animal
Bizzy Becs  AG 

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe
Katrina x

Friday 4 June 2021

A note for my email subscribers

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you are well.

(a bee busy at work with my foxgloves)

A quick note to those of you who signed up to receive email notifications when there's a new post here at Katrina's Crafting Blog.

You may have read that Google is discontinuing Feedburner as a tool.  Feedburner is what has been  sending out emails to those of you who follow me by email subscription.

So this is just to let you know that if you are a follower by email, you will (hopefully!) continue to receive emails, but they will now come courtesy of follow.it

You shouldn't have to do anything special. When you get an email, you can just click through to visit me here at Katrina's Crafting Blog, just as you always have done.  You, the followers, will also get the chance to alter how you receive your notifications if you want to, which couldn't be done with Feedburner.  But that's entirely up to you.  If you don't want to change anything you don't have to!

If you follow by Blogger/Google, Bloglovin', Instagram or Pinterest then nothing should change.

And if you'd like to start following by email, you'll find an updated button to do it in the sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe
Katrina x

Tuesday 1 June 2021

Special Birthday

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you are all well. 

We had a beautiful bank holiday weekend here in Somerset, I was so glad to see the sun after such a wet May. I had my second covid jab last Wednesday too, so all in all a fantastic week.

I made this card for a friend who turned 60 last week, using the 'Watercolour Poppy' stamp set from Inkylicious. I stamped with black Archival ink and coloured with watercolour paints.

Other Ingredients:
Pink Frog Watercolour Card
Large Birthday Sentiments (LOTV) 
A5 landscape card blank (Anna Marie)

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:-
 Little Red Wagon #603 Say it with flowers
Stamping Sensations Beautiful blooms
We love Chocolate Baroque Bright sunny colours
As You Like It Challenge Favourite colouring medium - at the moment it's watercolour paint as you can get a lovely colour blend very easily

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe
Katrina x