Thursday, 30 May 2013

Oops more gingham

Morning all,

More gingham again today

Didn't get chance to play with my new goodies, instead I made another baby card with yes more gingham but a boy one this time.

By hyper today as its my leaving meal at work tonight so time to say bye to all my fellow school nurses :(

Ok so here's the card

Recipe is the same as previous post.. Sorry for being lazy and not retyping
But the baby stamp is the other in the pack and thought it was more like a boy.


Challenges I'd like to enter

Challenges for everybody- anything goes
Creative card crew- punches and/ dies
Mariannes  design divas- get your dies out
Songbird challenge- all creatures great and small
Word art Wednesday- anything goes
C.R.A.F.T challenge- Father's Day/ male

Have a great day everyone

Katie x

Wednesday, 29 May 2013


Oo I've come home to a delivery!! Not from the ribbon girl that is due tomorrow.. By my do crafts parcel is here.

All of this was a bargain from the spring clearance and cost are you ready..
With postage a grand total of £13!!!

Ok so I got forever friends man decoupage set
Born to shop a4 paper pad
Xcut dragonfly punch
2 x dandelion and daisy sticker sets
Born to shop garden stamps
42 brads
2 x forever friends wooden stamps

How amazing!!!!!


Cooking tea then going tO go play with my new stuff

Katie x

All about the gingham


I'm obsessed with gingham at the min, I am in the middle of making some more handbag cards all with gingham hehe.

Today I am excited as I should be receiving a parcel from the ribbon girl yayyy.

Oh and I have 1 week left at work whoop.

Ok so today I'm sharing a baby card I made


Scallop card blank
Mirror card
Gingham paper- craft creations
Marianne design die and stamp set- pram, baby, bunny
Pram is die cut in centura pearl
Baby and bunny stamped onto super smooth using adirondack pitch black and coloured with pro markers
Buttons and sentiment from stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Joanna Sheen- girls girls girls
Word art Wednesday- anything goes
One stop craft challenge- furry friends
Marianne s design divas- get your dies out
Challenges for everybody- anything goes

That's it for now, have a nice day everyone..

Oh and thanks for everyone's comments and views I have just hit 1000 page views :).

Katie x

Friday, 24 May 2013

Just to say..

Hello and a big warm welcome to ,y new followers :).
Now at the grand total of 7 ...

Would be grateful if you could promote my blog for some more following love :)


Down comes the rain

Oh dear it sure is raining up in the Lincolnshire area this morning. It is here to destroy my plans for the bank holiday weekend!! :(

Tomorrows plans are: working in the morning, friends for a house party in the evening was with BBQ but maybe not now :(
Sunday: stay with my friend on hockey tour in brigg. So it's going to be a bit soggy there
Monday is not ruined but still be nice for some sun.

So today i thought I'd share another wedding card hopefully it will cheer up some down miserable rain

Lovely wedding card here

Two sheets of centura pearl to make a cascade card base- ever so simple this is my first I just checked out YouTube for some help
Party paws topper
Assorted paper and card from stock
Martha Stewart deep edge fans of flourish punch
Heart die
Sizzix flourish die
Flower punch

Challenges I'd like to enter
Whoopsi daisy-may flowers
Word art Wednesday- anything goes

Hope the rain doesn't keep you all down,

Have a lovely Friday!!

Katie xx

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Wedding bells

No I'm not getting married haha.
My friend at work asked me to make a wedding card for a wedding this weekend. The rest of my colleagues have been trawling through my stock and buying lots which means more card making soon :).

Ok so here's the card I made

Centura pearl card stock
Hunkydory adorable Scorable with embossed swirl
Party paws card stock
Marriane designs craf tables
Heart die
Flower punch
Sizzix flourish die
Assorted gems
Words from stash

Now I also did the inside..

Additional recipe:
Martha Stewart deep edge punch is fans of flourish
Oh and the party paws topper cut from the card stock

Challenges I'd like to enter
Whoopsi daisy- may flowers
Word art Wednesday- anything goes

Have a nice day peeps
Katie x

Wednesday, 22 May 2013



I am back today with another card, vintage style this one. Sold lots of these at the craft fairs they were very popular!!!

Here's the card

Scallop card blank
Lilac adorable Scorable embossed in swirls
Vintage paper
Image- cant remember where it's from sorry!!
Martha Stewart doily punch

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Charisma cardz- no digis allowed
Simon says stamp- flower power
Songbird challenge- bloom and grow- flowers
The ribbon girl- may colour challenge- lilac and lavender
Whoopsi daisy- may flowers

That's all for now..

Katie x

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Double posting recommences

Ahh I'm back with my double postings in a day hehe.. You thought you'd all escaped but I'm back.

Another card for you this evening..

White card blank
Boofle star papers
Punch- Martha Stewart floral flourish deep edge punch
Image- LOTV stamp- from all of us
Acetate from party paws kit
Coloured with pro markers
Gems- Kanban bling

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Challenges 4 everybody- anything goes
Glitter n sparkle- bright funky colours
One stop craft challenge- anything goes
Passion for pro marker- anything goes
Simon says stamp- flower power
Stampin with the dragon- flower for mum

Oops taken a while posting this should get linking so I can cook our lasagne!!



Hi all, I am back with a card today yay! It's been a while as I've been so busy with craft fairs and work oh and decorating disasters. So blogging has been on the back burner.

Anyways today I am sharing a card I made with a digi stamp. This is the first time I've used a digi, I have a fair few but have been reluctant due to fear of quality. Now I am pleased to say I love e quality. I had to be careful not to smudge when colouring but that is all.

Here's the card

I was looking for a sentiment to go but couldn't find anything so left it blank for when I decide one day..

Scallop card blank
Pastel yellow adorable Scorable embossed in swirl
Digi stamp boutique digi stamp- chirp and little chirp
Coloured with pro markers.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Challenges 4 everybody- anything goes
Crafts and me- use a digi
Forever friends- for a child
One stop craft challenge- anything goes
Word art Wednesday- anything goes 

Ill be back later with more
Have a lovely day
Katie x

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Another busy day

So anger day of organising for tomorrow's craft fair.

Pics to come later

Great giveaway over on the ribbon girl blog. Beautiful ribbons and lace. Don't miss out!!!

See you all later wi some pics xx

Thursday, 16 May 2013

New craft room!

Yay I finally have my own craft room.. It's a bit messy at the mo so pics to come later :).

Whilst I'm here there is a ribbon girl giveaway for some beautiful twine and lace ribbon click here to go to the competition

Oh and keep visiting my facebook page, like share and even leave a comment :) I appreciate all of your comments.

Have a lovely day
Katie x

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

All new handbag card

Hi everyone,

Today I am showing pics of the new handbag card I have been making, I am frantically making lots for Sundays craft fair at my local village hall in Stallingborough as I have had lots of interest in these over on facebook.

Sorry for my craft area being in the pics I couldn't wait to tidy up before posting these!!!
The inside right is intended for a picture and left side for sentiment or greeting.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Forever Friends monthly challenge-anything goes
Forever Friends fortnightly challenge- pastel colours
Challenges 4 everybody- anything goes

Must dash..

Katie x

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

I'm back

Hi everyone, it's been rather busy for little me this weekend/week so sorry for the lack of posting.

Card today is a Father's Day one:

I've used a LOTV I,age from the vintage boys sketch pad and coloured using pro markers

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Short and sweet tonight.

Katie x

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Long day

It's the end of a very long day/ weekend..

So yesterday I was meant to have the craft room finished but a mishap whilst having the carpet fitted ended up with a waterfall in the lounge through the light :/ so my prep for today's fair was abruptly scrapped..

Anyway I did alright today despite the customers coming in dribs and drabs..

I made a profit which is good, networked with some lovely people who have helped advertise my cards and have started my Facebook page Katie's Crafts on fb 

Also a few shout outs to those who have helped and you should check out their facebook pages they have some lovely items

Love Chic- lovely homely gifts lovely vintage clothes but she also makes some cute doily hearts
Idy Boo- cute stuffed, hand stitched animals

That's all for today

Katie x

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Sketchity sketch

I'm back for another post.

Tis time with a card I've made based upon a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Here's the card:

This is the sketch below

Ok so I've used a LOTV image and coloured with pro markers. And framed using Wellington bear papers and centura pearl- my definite favourite thing!!!!

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Sweet sketch Wednesday-challenge #205
Word art Wednesday- anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty challenge- die cuts or punches
Paper take weekly- anything goes

That's all for tonight

Katie x

Craft fair

Hi all, I've been busy promoting and crafting for this Sundays craft fair in my local village of Healing.

Here's a card I've made for that:

Here I've used a penny black stamp.
Coloured with pro markers.
Papers: Wellington bear

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Penny black Saturday-anything goes
Divas by design-anything goes
Glitter n sparkle-anything goes
Paper take weekly-anything goes

Ill be back with another in a mo..

Katie x

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Father's Day

Hi everybody!

After a hectic weekend of DIY last night I finally got round to making a few cards.. I am now officially stressing for Sundays craft fair arghhhh :/

Ok so I made some Father's Day cards

Here's the first one

Here I have used a LOTV image from the sketch pad and coloured using pro markers. E papers are from Wellington bear.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

LOTV challenge- boy oh boy
Charisma cardz challenge- shaped cards
Glitter n sparkle challenge- anything goes
Stamping sensations- embossing and texture
Papertake weekly challenge-anything goes

That's all for now, back later with another

Katie x

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Ooh just one more then

I have managed to sneak one more post in before the decorating mainly due to the other half still being in bed!!!

Ok so another card here:

This card was made using a party paws large card (panda) I used the layers to create a decoupage. I added this card to another and added a green punched section using Martha Stewart fans flourish deep edge punch and embossed swirls. I decorated using bits and bobs from my stash.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Glitter and sparkle- anything goes
Stamping sensations-embossing and texture
Vs sweet ideas-mothers day
Word art Wednesday-anything goes

Now must go decorate

Katie x

Sunny Sunday

Hi everyone,

It's a beautiful sunny Sunday here up in the norm of the uk today. My weekend plans to craft for next weekends craft fair have gone out the window as we have decided to decorate the box bedroom.

Good job it's bank holiday!!!

Anyway I have a card to show you all..

I love this vintage style card. Here I used nesting dies to cut aperture and make lace inside the oval.
Umbrella die and sentiment die. The heart is a die and stamp set. Some lace for ribbon. Bow and flowers were punched. Big flower was scrunched and assembled using a brad.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Crafts and me: floral frenzy
Forever friends monthly challenge-anything goes
Lexis creations-happy birthday
Stampin with the dragon-spring has sprung
Lets craft and create-one for the girls

Now back to my decorating!!!

Katie x

Wednesday, 1 May 2013


Hi everyone. I've made another card with bamboo on. I think you've all guessed that I really like bamboo by now.

So here's the card:

Card recipe:

Scallop base
Centura pearl
Hunkydory adorable Scorable in dots
Party paws paper and topper
Ribbon, gems and sentiment from own stash

Challenges I'd like to enter this into:
Crafts and me-floral frenzy
Lets craft and create- one for the girls 

Bedtime for me now, will be back tomorrow with a Father's Day card, fingers crossed my new pro markers arrive!!


Katie x


Hi all, not feeling fab today had a migraine at work so a bit fed up. But I came home to my lilli of the valley parcel which I ordered yesterday!!! So I can get on making some more cards for the craft fair.

Now to share a card:

This card was made using:

Scallop card base
Hunkydory adorable Scorable in swirls
Centura pearl card
Party paws card
Ribbon from stock
Party paws topper

Challenges I'd like to enter this card into:

Crafts and me challenge- floral frenzy
Forever friends monthly- anything goes
Lets craft and create- one for the girls
Lexis creations- happy birthday
Simon says stamp- happy mail
Word art Wednesday-anything goes

That's all for now

Katie x