Monday, 29 April 2013

Steppity step

Now for a stepper card.. I did get a bit carried away with making these for the craft fair but they do look amazing :)

This is one of my favourite ones I made, though I do love them all.. If I can say so myself!!

I had fun with my embossing powders on this card- the butterfly, flower (daisy) and swirles bit are all heat glitter embossed.

Challenges I'd like to enter this card into:

Challenges 4 everybody-anything goes
Lets craft and create-flowers

My posts seem to be getting smaller and smaller by the minute hehe..

Katie x


Work on the house is almost finished yay.

But now for another card..

Bit different this card. I decided to use my fat amps I won from Cupid stamps and I paper pieced the whole geisha. I think these colours look fab together and the stripes pull it all together.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Challenges 4 everybody-anything goes
Bunny Zoe's crafts-favourite colour combo

Katie x

Day off..

Ahh so nice to have a day off and craft all day long so I have lo sof cards to show which means lots of blogs today or maybe ill stretch my blogging over the next few days so I don't bore you all to tears with more and more cards teehee.

Ok so first card:

Lovely party paws with bamboo and his friend..

Now due to lots of cards to blog I will just get down to the challenge links as my poor fingers will be sick of typing soon..

Challenges 4 everybody- anything goes
Charisma cards- polka dots
Idic- stripes or dots
Whoopsi daisy-spots and stripes

Katie x

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Just for you

Morning bloggers, ahh the weekend is finally here.. Even thou I am nutty enough to have chosen to work an extra shift tomorrow :(. But I do have Monday off for the wardrobes to be fitted yay.

Ok so onto today card (which wasn't made today) I am blogging from my bed lol.

Card recipe:
-scallop card base
-centura Snow White pearl card
-Hunkydory adorable Scorable in polka dot (you can just see them on this pic if you squint)
-party paws topper and sentiment
-ribbon from stash
-heart die

Challenges I'd like to enter this card into:
Charisma card challenge-polka dots
Simon says stamp-anything goes
Word art Wednesday-anything goes

Now for a day of crafting for the craft fair

Katie x

Friday, 26 April 2013

Nice and warm

Oo it's lovely and warm tonight I'm sat on my sofa with the sun shining through, my kitty is loving it and all purring next to me.

I have another card to show you tonight..

This card is a get well soon and would certainly cheer anyone ill up.

-paper mania card blank
-centura pearl to back toppers
-party paws topper and sentiment
-flourish dies and card
-Kanban bling gems

Challenges I'd like to enter this card into:
Whoopsi daisy-add circles 
Simon says stamp-anything goes
Word art Wednesday-anything goes
Stamping sensations- special occasions(anything but birthday)

That's all for now guys, enjoy your evening.

Katie x


Next card now, little ballerina here from Angelica and Friends.
This was part of the free stamp set I got with the crafter companion magazine I think issue 7??
Anyway got lots of freebies it was amazing!!

Now onto the card..

Card recipe:
-card blank paper mania
-snow white centura pearl card
-glitter card stock
-Hunkydory adorable Scorable in embossed swirls
-stamp set
-adirondack ink in black
-various pro markers
-spellbinders scallop die
-heart die
-sentiment is from stash
-gems are Kanban bling
-Martha Stewart deep edge punch

Challenges I'd like to enter this card into:

Simon says stamp-anything goes
Word art Wednesday-anything goes
Whoopsi daisy- use circles
C.R.A.F.T challenges- queen for a day/fantasy/bling it up/ land of make believe 

Right I should go get ready for work now..

Katie x


Ah so last night I had a few technical issues with blogging on the iPad hopefully we are back to full working order today!

Now the card I was trying to show you all..

I had great fun making this card as I had a new border punch to play with :)

Card recipe:
-scallop card base
-party paws foiled card stock
-red card stock
-party paws topper and 2x embellishment
-Martha stewart deep edge border punch

Challenges I'd like to enter this card into:

Simon says stamp- anything goes
Word art Wednesday- anything goes

Hurrah no problems now I can show my other cards in a few more posts today well maybe tonight after work...

Katie x

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Apricots and cream

Hi all,

Didn't get round to posting oops too busy crafting!!!

I have signed up for my first craft fair in 2 weeks time so I will be busy busy busy!!!

Got a card to show you, an easel card with lovely die cuts perfect for any occasion.

The ribbon ties to finish the card off.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Will be back later with more cards for the craft fair..

Now for a bit of hockey training

Katie x

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

At last!

I can finally post my guest designer card that I made last week for the current FF fortnightly challenge but before I do some exciting stuff that has gone on since my last post...

Yesterday I got my brand spanking new car yippee!! A lovely Peugeot 208 :)))

Ok now for the card...
I decided to make a lovely easel card and really try hard to make a lovely card for the Forever Friends DT.

The brief was to use lot of flowers so I used my flower patch work embossing folder and added die cut flowers, more patterned flower paper and gem flowers to my design.

To enter the challenge click here--> Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge

I'd like to enter this card into one challenge..or two..or.. Ok you get he picture lol

Vs sweet ideas- anything goes
Lets craft and create- flowers
Word art Wednesday- anything goes
All sorts challenge- passion for flowers

I will be back later with another card..
Have a lovely day it's nice outside

Katie x

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Lost my sparkle

Hum looks like of lost my crafting touch today..

I forgot to post the card with the tag earlier, but I am disappointed with my card :(

I'll post it anyway..

Doesn't really go with the tag oh well..

Might as well enter some challenges with it maybe ill win and then ill feel better..

Challenges 4 everybody- anything goes
Lexis creations- lace and or ribbon
Crafts and me- bling it up

Well that's all for me today

Katie x

Tagity tag

Hi everyone

Today I have made a tag to go with a card..

Here's the tag

I have used centura Snow White pearl card and added adorable Scorable pastel swirl in the pale pink and decorated with butterflies stamped and cut out, added some ribbon and gems for bling.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Charisma cards challenge- tags
Cute card Thursday- butterfly kisses
Sweet stampin- pastels
Lexis creations- lace and or ribbon
Crafts and me- bling it up
Whoopsi daisy- not a square
Challenges 4 everybody- anything goes

Thanks for reading

Katie x

Tuesday, 16 April 2013


Hi crafty people,

Didn't realise I hadn't posted for a week now oops!!!

Anyway here's a card I made yesterday I am a big fan of the colours

This is the front of the card, not a square which is why this card was so fun. The image was stamped and coloured using pro markers.

Now for the inside...

I love the little mouse carrying the Olympic flame ::)

Challenges I would like to enter with this card...

Whoopsi Daisy challenge- not a square
Challenges 4 Everybody- anything goes #18
Bunny Zoe's Crafts- favourite colour combo
V's Sweet Ideas- #10 anything goes

That's all for now,

Maybe back later with a tag I'm making

Katie x

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Twinkle toes

Hi all,

I'm feeling better today :) hopefully seeing the end of this virus!!
Today I'm sharing a card I made on Monday night...

A very fiddly card that had a few mishaps at I had to correct but got there in the end..

This card is to enter a few challenges..

The fairy was stamped twice and the dress, wand and stars paper pieced. Some very fiddly die cutting and punching ( I cut one ladybird in half oops).

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Forever friends monthly challenge- paper piecing
The Ribbon Girls- add flowers

That's all for today

Katie x

Monday, 8 April 2013

Crafty Monday

Another card this afternoon. Something a tad different thought I'd experiment...

This card was made using a scallop base, mirror card I added white ribbon on the edge of the mirror card then cut 9 3.5 x 3.5 cm squares. I embossed 3 using my dotty folder and 3 using my patchwork. 3 are blank and are hidden by the topper.

I stamped the forever friends best of British tea pot stamp onto pink card using purple adirondack ink pad and coloured using a white pearl and purple starburst gel pen this isn't v clear in the pic. I backed this onto some centura pearl pink accent card you can see the difference between that and the Snow White in the light. I then die cut some flowers and layered.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Ink on my fingers- hip to be square
Sweet stampin' challenge- scallops
Forever Friends- die cut/ punches

I'm going now as I have a craft class yippee

Katie x



I've made a card today for Michael's mum it is her birthday at the weekend. I managed to link the card with a few challenges that I am going to enter this week....

For this card I have used 2 pieces of Snow White centura pearl. One folded half the other concertina.
I embossed a butterfly on my ultimate pro and cut out free hand. On the base piece I added forever friends card stock and embossed using patch work embossing folder.
I cut out hearts and flourish using my big shot. Finished with ribbon from my stash and Kanban bling gems.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Simon says stamp challenge- happy birthday
Cute card Thursday- something borrowed  ( idea borrowed- style of card from crafters companion)
Forever Friends fortnightly challenge 59- die cuts/ punches (hearts, flourishes)
Whoopsi daisy- swirls
Lexie's creations- use die cuts or punches

Back to crafting now I have some new stamps to play with :)

Katie x

Sunday, 7 April 2013

It's been a long weekend

Hi everyone,

Well it's been a busy weekend, I graduated on Friday and spent the evening in Birmingham with my family but celebrations were short as I have been run down with an awful cold.. Sniff.

Anyway enough of that...
I came home to some goodies yesterday.. My crafters companion magazine with goodies :))

So today I have made a project inspired by the magazine. A little gift box using a topper from Angelica and friends and finished using my own papers.
The box was made using Snow White centura pearl card stock.

Here it is...

I used a stamp from the set I the freebies and finished using a flower gem from my stash.

It's evening I have been looking through my blog reading list to see what challenges I can enter this week to find out that I have won another challenge :).
This time the Forever Friends challenge which I entered using a FF image see earlier blog posting. My design was picked by their DT thanks so much!!!!! Now I have the chance to be a guest designer :).

This has cheered me up.

Bye for now

Katie x

Thursday, 4 April 2013

New new new

I have had time to have a play with my new die cutting machine and I have had fun!!
I've made a card to enter into two challenges.

I've used some textured card stock and cut out 4 flowers using the big shot and 2 flourishes.
The topper is party paws and the ribbon is reused from shirt packaging.

Challenges entered:

C.R.A.F.T challenge 201- recycle  ribbon and tissue paper
Crafts and Me challenge 127- spring flowers

That's all for now, I will be blogging again next week after my busy weekend!!!

Katie x


That is how I half feel today!!! Part of me feels yucky and full of cold but I won my first ever challenge at C.R.A.F.T challenge yay!!!

Also more exciting news is that my big shot arrived yesterday I haven't had a go yet but will be getting it out shortly :).

May get to post one card later but I am busy getting packed to go to my graduation which is tomorrow in Wolverhampton.

Katie x

Tuesday, 2 April 2013


Hi, okay I promise this is the last blog of the day!!! I get a bit carried away especially when the football is on. Now I have a question not that anyone follows me on here as I am fairly new on here.. But if anyone happens to see this please please try help me!!! Ok so I've made a card got my embossing glitter out as I fancied a bit of mess and I finished my card with a bow which I tied using my ultimate pro. Normally I have no problems but I have used a different ribbon so maybe it's that? But I couldn't get the ends to sit on one side of the bow.. I.e the bottom so they hang below... I've stuck it so it is now but surely there is a better way to tie it??? Thanks in advance...

 Here's the card

 I am going to enter this into a challenge.
 Forever Friends fortnightly challenge- 58 girls 
as my entry is using forever friends stamps from the best of British collection I will be entered into a special draw hooray!!!

 Night all

 Katie x

Two in one day...

  Two posts in one day.. I am adding to the challenges!! May be finding a new obsession here and a great reason for more crafting. 

Here's a card I have made use yet more... (You guessed it) party paws!

I have used a scalloped card, Miri card, party paws card (striped) and added some silver ribbon and a few buttons for detail. 

Challenges entered: 

That's all for now

Katie x

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First online challenges

I have been busy crafting again after a relaxing Easter weekend. Today I am entering some challenges.... Here is the card made using party paws card stock and toppers. Matting and layering with  centura pearl and Miri card. 

Challenges entered:

Forever Friends- girls

Katie x

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