Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Gumdrop Gemma

Hi everyone,

This evening i have a Lacy Sunshine image to show you that ive used for their challenge this week. The image is free if you email heather on their blog. Its the first Lacy Sunshine image ive used and i have to say ive loved working with it and would love to buy some from their store.

Heres the card...

Scalloped card lank- papermania
Papers- party paws, nitwit
Image- Gemma Gumdrop Lacy Sunshine
Gems- papermania
Glossy accents
Sentiment from stash

Challenges id like to enter:
Lacy Sunshine- anything goes
Crafts and me- anything goes
Word art wednesday- anything goes

Just a quick one tonight as i am working night shifts tonight and tomorrow..

I shall be back at the weekend

Katie x

Pennys challenge #133


Another week has passed and its time for another challenge at Pennys Paper-Crafty Challenge.

This week our theme is 'Girl Power'. We have the following sponsors

Sassy studio designs- prize 4 digis
Kenny K- prize 5 digis

Onto my card with an image from Sassy studio designs:


Handbag made from pearl cardstock
Sassy studios image
Pro markers
Ribbon from stash
Gems from stash 

Thanks for looking,

Katie x

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Butterfly garden

Evening everyone,

well today has been a busy day crafting for all my DTs and making all cards for almost all of July. But I have had time to make a non-DT card to share with you today.

Here it is:

A4 Hammered card scored using hoogie board
Various papers
Spellbinders butterfly circle die and normal circle die
Elisabeth bell image (topper)
ribbon  from stash
Butterflies cut with puncher- think its tonic but don't quote me
Tulip garden die
Tonie flower border punch
Memory box grass die

Challenges id like to enter:

A creative romance- don't be square
Challenges 4 Everybody- anything goes
Charisma card challenge- pink and green
Crafty Calender Challenge- Things with wings
Crafty Ribbons Challenge- Flowers galore
Cute Card Thursday- In the summertime
Make my Monday-Create a summer scene
Whoopsi Daisy- 3D creations
Word art Wednesday- anything goes

Thanks for looking and enjoy the summery evening :)

Katie x

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Exciting news!

I am now a DT member at One Stitch At A Time :).

Really pleased they have decided to let me join their team, my first DT card will be on 14th July so keep your eyes peeled for the post.

Katie x

Present trio


Today ive been busy crafting for july craft fair and have made a whopping total of 9 cards today!!!

Tonight im going to show you one i made using a new LOTV stamp.

I wanted to keep it basic as i am in the process of making lower cost cards for the fair mainly for children to buy or for a quick cheerful card.

Pearl card blank
LOTV stamp- present trio
Pro markers
Paper from stash
Spellbinders eyelet circle die
Stickles and liquid pearls in platinum.

Thanks for looking

Katie x

Saturday, 22 June 2013

I got a pic of it!!!

After my fathers day post where i had forgotten to take a pic of h card i made for my dad.. Well cheekily i took one after he opened it haha.

So i am pleased to say here is the pic!!!!!  :)))

All supplies are forever friends

Challenges id like to enter:

Crafting for all seasons- one for the guys
Word art wednesday- anything goes
Eureka stamps- anything goes

Argh it took me ages to link because blogger kept deleting it as i flicked back to other pages :@

Anyway thats my card

Katie x

Im back..

Sorry i have been a terrible blogger due to working some hectic shifts at work and a few nights which has thrown me off the scale.

Here are some pics of the cards i promised to share from the bella time for tea collection.


Short post as im really tired.. Hopefully having a full day of crafting tomorrow so hope to have something to share

Enjoy your evening
Katie x

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Pennys DT card challenge #132

Another week has flown and its time for a new challenge at Pennys paper-crafty challenge..

This weeks theme is anything goes with swirls, so we have come up with lots of swirly creations for you.

We are sponsored this week by inky impressions, bunny zoes crafts and crafty sentiments so pop on over to the blog (here) to see the challenge.

Heres my card..


Image from crafty sentiments
Marriane parte passe oval die
Swirl die from leabilities
Hunkydory cardstock
Ribbon from the ribbon girl
Sentiment- LOTV
Coloured using pro markers
Liquid pearls in platinum

Challenges id like to enter:
Charisma challenge- digis only
Crafty ribbons- anything goes with ribbon
Eureka stamps- anything goes
Whoopsi daisy-fun in the sun/summer

Thats it for now as i have a job interview this morning!!!

Katie x

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Time for tea

Morning bloggers,

Today ive got a few cards to show you from the Bella time for tea collection.

Ive really enjoyed making these and will be making more in time for julys craft fair.

All supplies from bella time for tea set. I really do love the chocolate and gold colour combo i think its my new favourite..

Challenges id like to enter:

A Creative Romance- anything goes
Ali-craft- open challenge
Crafty friends- favourite colour combo
Nutcrafters- food and/drink

Thats all for now..

Katie x

Thursday, 13 June 2013

One long crafty day

Evening folks,

It has been one long crafty day today i have made a total of 8 cards!!! I wont share them all tonight or you will all be cursing me, no doubt !!!

Ok so i have been playing around mostly with one of the new sets i got at the craft show on sunday but first a gorgeous wedding card with one of my new LOTV stamps :)...

Card recipe:

Card blank with foiled detail (from my 3 pound bargain at the show)
Die cut oval and inner scallop oval- marriane die parte passe-out oval
Image- LOTV carriage for two
Sentiment- LOTV happy sentiments
Leaves- olive branches cheery lynn die,
Coloured using pro markers
Liquid pearls in platinum and stickles added
Based upon sketch from current sketch saturday challenge- see below

Challenges id like to enter:
LOTV- use a sentiment
A Creative Romance- anything goes
Ali-craft- open challenge
Flutterby wednesday- clean and simple
Sketch saturday- #262
Whoopsi daisy- wedding/engagement/celebration

Back later..

Katie x

Fathers day..why oh why

I am kicking mself this morning as i really wanted to share the fathers day card i made for my dad this weekend sing large forever friends decoupage and me being me.. I have sealed it in the envelope :(((((.

So i am showing a card i made for an order for the lovely Sarah who owns Love Chic . Make sure you check out her fb page as she has some gorgeous home decor items and she will post it out to you.

Heres the card...

Card recipe:
Image- LOTV from all of us
Coloured using promarkers
Papers- wellington bear mens collection.
Stitch stamps- little stitches from LOTV
Sentiment- LOTV happy sentiments- punched with 1 1/2 circle
Liquid pearls in yellow added around the image
Die cut using spellbinders nestabilitties scalloped labels

Challenges id like to enter:
IDIC challenge- die cuts or punches
Lexis creations- fathers day/ male
LOTV- use a sentiment
Papertake weekly- hello boys

Off to do a bit more crafting now..

Katie x

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

News- DT!!!

Hi everyone,

Its wednesday so i think i am allowed to share my news!! ( sorry julie if its too early)

I can announce that i am now a DT member for Pennys Paper-Crafty Challenge!!! Starting from today..

So i am going to share with you my card i have made for this weeks challenge which is 1,2,3 - 1 i,age, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments. There are some fab prizes so hop on over to enter.

Image is from Robyns Fetish coloured with pro markers,
Flowers and ribbon are from the ribbon girl

Big thanks to Julie for help with the watermark :)

Thanks for visiting

Katie x

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

New stash

Ive finally finished a card using some new stash from the dome. Its taken a while as ive been busy at work but its finally done.

Ok now to remember the recipe..
Its from a box kit i bought at the dome using kanban bella tea time kit??
Look back a post and its on there its all out of that kit.

Challenges Id like to enter:
Challenges 4 Everybody- anything goes
The Hobby House Challenge- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday- anything goes

Oh and i can announce my exciting news tomorrow yay


Katie x

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Stamp magic!

Hello everyone,

Today I've been to stamp magic at Doncaster dome and omg was it packed full of people and bargains!! I got my pennies out and you did I spend..

I took some pics of my bargains:

First I got 3 packs of 50 sheets of a4 cards- one super printing, one super smooth for stamping and embossed linen for £10!!!!!

Secondly I got card blanks in all shapes and sizes it was fill as much as you can in the wallet for £3 I had a little count and got 154 cards and they aren't plain most are pearl...

Next I got a Kanban goody pack in the bella cake collection this was £12 card blanks included, envelopes and ribbon it was just gorgeous and I couldn't resist. Cannot wait to make some of these cards :)

Then I got a goodybag from craftwork cards and some liquid pearls

And some LOTV stamps not looked up the names yet but I will post them later.

Another note there is a fab wedding challenge over at The Ribbon Girl

And I have some more exciting news but I don't know if I can share if yet.. Which is whim so giddy hehe so stay posted and you will find out in time..

On another note the cats survived., they were a bit naughty last night but I did get some sleep.

Right time to look over my new goodies and maybe make a card for you which I will share later.

Thanks for reading

Katie x

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Kitty battle

Oh my god! Who knew a new cat cold be such hard work!!! Today I adopted this little fellow..

This is Alfie. He is just over 1 year a rescue cat. Now mixed with my ickle Beth..

I thought they would be good.. At first lovely as they ignored each other then they started tormenting each other then the hissing and the scrapping started arghh, they have been running around for hours!!!!

Finally I got to watch BGT in peace whilst Alfie slept upstairs and Beth on my knee.

But now I have put them to their beds in the kitchen/ conservatory so lets hope they truce and don't scrap it out all night or there will be trouble!!

Now you know why I've had no cards to show you today!!

Stamp magic at the dome tomorrow which should be good.

Night all


Friday, 7 June 2013

Bamboo is back

Hi everyone, late post today but I have been ultra busy. Eating cheesecake at my local deli and having a lovely massage. Weeding in my garden then making the lovely card I am about to share with you all.

It was requested by my dad for my mums bday next weekend. Now I jumped at the chance but then realised it meant making a wife card for my mum.. Hmm challenge

Anyway I came up with this

Scallop card blank
Centura pearl card
Party paws card stock- red hearts
Party paws topper
Ribbon- east of India
Olive branch die
Tim holz letter die
LOTV sentiment stamp
Pro markers
Flowers- ribbon girl

I hope my mum likes the card as it was difficult to make a wife card


Challenges I'd like to enter:
Lili of the valley- use a sentiment
A creative romance- anything goes
Crafty ribbons challenge- circles
Penny's paper-crafty challenge- birthdays plus dt call
The ribbon girl- add a die cut

That's it for today,

Katie x

Wednesday, 5 June 2013


Evening bloglings, I have another card this evening but it the last one as I really really need to tidy my craft room tonight it is an utter tip. I also need to organise my stamps and my dies as they are all thrown in a drawer. Naughty naughty.

So onto the card.. Clean and simple I went for tonight and picked out a lovely LOTV stamp..

Scallop card blank
Old envelope
Super smooth card
LOTV stamp- from all of us
Momento ink in rich cocoa
Pro markers
Paula pascual stamp- sentiment
Distress ink- antique linen

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Tiny blue butterfly- LOTV CAS
Crafts and me- something old
Paper take weekly challenge-anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty challenge- birthday (plus DT call)
Word art Wednesday- anything goes
The Kraft Journal- CAS

Right linking then tidy!!

Have a lovely evening

Katie x

Little garden

Hi everyone, I have finally finished at work!! Feels strange but the girls did give me a lovely send off with flowers and gifts so thanks to them all.

Now onto a lovely bday card i have made:

I feel like this image may be a fuzzy but it's the best I can do maybe I'm a bit excited lol

Ok so recipe:

Wood grain card stock
Variety of dies- bird house, happy birthday banner, tree, watering can, wheelbarrow, bench, flower garden, bees ( omg they took so long!!!)
Butterfly punch
Twine from stash

Ok so I'd like to enter this card into a few challenges:

Penny's papercrafty challenge- happy birthday ( plus DT call (fingers double crossed))
Crafty friends challenge- anything goes
Creative card crew- punches/ dies
Fluttery Wednesdays- anything goes
Paper take weekly- anything goes
Ali-craft challenge #1- anything goes
The squirrel and the fox- summer/winter (i chose summer) plus dt call

Now off to craft some more,

Katie x

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Accident prone

Oh dear tonight is not the night, no cards as I am having too many accidents.

I have made a lovely lemon cake for my lovely school nurses as tomorrow is my last day well half day with them before I start my new job.
In the process of making the cake I have scrapped two fingers on the grater, burnt my arm on the cake tin and cut my thumb on a blunt knife washing up lol. I am solo clumsy the cake better taste amazing!!!

Anyway my little kitty is taking up the space tonight so no card making, here she is my gorgeous little Bethy kins

She is one this month so happy bday to her!!
I adopted her in November from a cat rescue, who could abandon this little cutie even if she is a little monster at times.

Anyways I am off now to look through some craft cd roms in prep for some serious crafting before starting my new job on Monday .

Enjoy your evening
Katie x

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Happy anniversary

Back with another card white on white again..

Not sure the sparkles show up very well on this but I well and truly got carried away with the stickles here

Challenges I'd like to enter this into:

Less is more- colour of front door
Crafty friends challenge- anything goes
The hobby house challenge- anything goes
The ribbon girl June challenge- add a die cut
Word art Wednesday- anything goes

That's It for today

Enjoy your evening


Best wishes


Well it's been a very busy day crafting as my other half has gone away to Canada for 3 weeks with work :(

So here's the first

White on white is my new thing now

Dies- poinsettia, swirl, best wishes, flower( rose rolled and glued) leaves
Distress inks: worn lipstick, peeled paint
Sticklers in crystal

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Less is more- colour of your front door (mine is white)
Challenges for everybody- anything goes
Crafts and me- shabby chic
Crafty friends challenge- anything goes
Creative card crew- punches/dies

Back in a bit
Katie x


Hello everyone,

Yesterday was a very expensive day!!!i attended a demo and workshop day at my local craft shop
 Sharon bramley was demonstrating and holding the workshop.  Got some great ideas for CAS cards and quick easy cards.

Here are the two cards we made in class

Ok so first one:
Card blank
Poinsettia die cut- marriane
Rose created from die cut
Swirl die cut
Best wishes die cut

Sorry I can't remember where the dies are from ( and I bought them) oops so being naughty and lazy
Distress ink in antique linen
Stickles in crystal

Second card

Leaf die- cheery Lynn
Same flower die rolled into rose
Frame die
There are lines scored on this card using hoagie board but you can't see it on the pic I don't think
Also used distress inks and sticklers

Right going to go get crafting ill be back laters

Katie x