Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Snow at Inky impressions

Hi everyone,

We have a new challenge for you at inky impressions. This week we are getting all wintery with our theme Snow.

Here is my card using Sammy making snow angels

Isnt he just super cute.
Head on over to the inky challenge blog to see what the girls created and to enter and be in with a chance to be our next Guest Designer!
Sorry its short and sweet,
have a great week
Katie x

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Wedding card

Hi everyone,

I recently made a wedding card for a friend and thought id share it with you

The image is from All Dressed Up Stamps- To Have and To Hold

How cute!?

I used some papers that i found in my drawer- you know the ones you stroke and dont dare use..?
The dies are sizzix and two of hearts cheery lynn

Ive coloured using promarkers and flexmarkers, added some flowers ribbon and lace from the ribbon girl

Id like to enter this to the All Dressed Up Stamps Dt Call

Enjoy and have a lovely evening
Katie x

Anything goes with pearls

Hi there,

Hope you all enjoyed the release over at inky impressions yesterday, if you missed it pop on over there are some cute images to get your hands on!

This week our theme is Anything goes with pearls- hosted by team b.

There are some fabulous creations on the inky blog, head over and give the girls some love.

Heres my card using the very cute Sweet Winter LiLi

Ive also used the winter wishes circle sentiment and lots of yummy papers and goodies.

Hope you like it!

Dont forget to sign up to our newsletter at inky impressions or join in our ornament contest!

Katie x

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Inky Impressions November Release

Hi everyone we have a new release over at Inky Impressions

Some gorgeous images if you pop over you can see them all!!

Heres my card using the very cute Baking Sammy and a matching sentiment

How cute is he?
I used some LOTV country meadows papers
Ribbon and hearts from the ribbon girl
Short and sweet post today as I have lots of coordinator jobs to catch up on
Enjoy the release
Katie xx

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Inky impressions checkmate


Its time for a new inky challenge. This weeks theme is checkmate so time to get out those gorgeous gingham papers.

Heres my card using the gorgeous Nurse LiLi image.

Isnt she cute? Reminds me of myself at work minus the very large needle lol!

Ive used the martha stewart fans and flourish deep edge punch, ribbon and papers from stash

Dont forget to pop over to the inky blog to check out the teams cards

Hugs katie x

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Inky impressions october release

Hi there,

We have a new release over at inky impressions, there are some gorgeous new digis for you to purchase at the store.

I have used a new image called Lovin from the oven LiLi plus the Apple Pie Recipe Card

Heres my card:

I decided to make a card with the tag hidden behind the image

Sorry its short and sweet today

Hugs katie x

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Stick it down october sketch

Hi sketchy friends,

Its time for a new challenge at stick it down so here is your new sketch for october:

As always interpret as you wish

Heres my version of the sketch

I had a good play around with this sketch as i wanted to use this gorgeous image by dillybeans but i cannot remember its name!!

Ive used some gorgeous papers from LOTV country meadows paper pad and an inky impressions sentiment

Thanks for looking
Katie x

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Flowers and Leaves


Its time for a new challenge at Inky Impressions- our theme is Flowers and Leaves.

Here is my card using Sunflower Kitty from last months new release you can purchase her and the other digis in the Inky Store

How cute is she?
Ive used LOTV Country Meadow papers and some ribbon and flowers from the Ribbon Girl
The sentiment is also from the Inky Impressions September Release.
Head on over to the inky blog to see the Inkettes Creations and to enter for a chance to be our next guest designer!!!
Thanks for looking
Katie x

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Crocheted flannels and the discount continues!!!

Dont forget there is still time to use the following coupon codes until the end of october at Katies Crafts


CROCHETLAUNCHFB gets you £2 off at the checkout when you spend £5 

CROCHETLAUNCH gets you free delivery (uk only) when you spend £5 

Get your orders in for christmas!! 

P.s this offer also applies to the cards in my shop 

Here are the new gorgeous 100% cotton crocheted flannels in my shop

These can be made in almost any colour! They are a perfect xmas gift

Share the codes with your friends :)

Bye for now
Katie x

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Im still here..

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to write a quick post to let you all know im still around but not blogging much. Ive decided to take a dt break from all my dts except inky. Recently i took over as joint coordinator at inky and needed some me time as my life has been so hectic.

In my me time of relaxing and chilling!! Yes it does exist! Ive taken up crochet.

There are some lovely items for sale in my etsy store so take a look or if you could try promote my store :)

Thank you everyone, heres the etsy link : katies etsy store

There is an exclusive coupon aswell to celebrate the launch of my crochet and it lasts until october 31st so you can get all your xmas gifts enter CROCHETLAUNCH at the checkout for free shipping (uk only) if you are an overseas friend leave a comment and ill set up a special coupon for you :)

And a sneak peak of some of the crochet..

Hugs katie xx

Wednesday, 10 September 2014


Hi its time for a new challenge at inky impressions, our theme is ABC's.

I have used Teachers Pet Christopher from the new school release plus a coordinating sentiment. You can purchase these digis in the inky store

Heres my card

I have coloured my image using Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers are from LOTV Candles and Cake
Ribbon- the ribbon girl
Buttons from Stash
I have used the Tim Holtz stencil letter die to create the ABC.
Hope you like it!!
Stay tuned for our next release on Sunday the images are soooo cute!!!
Hugs Katie xx

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Party pup christmas card

Hi, is it really september already?! Im thinking of the C word... Argh!!
Its time for a new sketch at Stick it down challenge. Here is this months sketch for you..

I got some new LOTV stash and thought yes i can try out some of it and make some cards ready for december... Heres my card using Party Pup christmas card 

Ive used one of the new paper pads Festive Trimmings
Ive used a cute tree die, spellbinders eyelet circles and my snowflake punch. 
The sentiment is from the new Christmas Wishes set- i absolutely LOVE it!!!! It is a must buy.

Thanks for looking
Katie x

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Anything with a die

Hello, are you excited? I am OSAAT is back!!!

Weve all had a very long relaxing summer break and now we are back with a new set up. Head on over to the challenge blog to see what changes weve made..

So our theme is Anything goes with a die.. I have used Tropical Dolphin by Gingerloft

I have used spellbinders eyelet circles and swirling by crafts too as my dies

Short and sweet as theres lots of crafting to do!!

Enjoy the new challeng

Katie x

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Anything goes with Lacy Sunshine

Hi its time for a new challenge at pennys. This week our theme is anything goes and we are sponsored by Lacy Sunshine

Heres my card using this gorgeous image

Isnt she gorgeous?

Ive used some lotv papers  and some gorgeous ribbon and pearls from the ribbon girl

Bit of a short one today

Katie x

Monday, 1 September 2014

Inky school release

Hi its time for our first september release at inky impressions. Today is the school release.

There are some super cute images to check out over on the inky blog.

For my card i have used the very cute College Chic Angelica and the Worlds Best Teacher sentiment

I have teamed her up with some cute LOTV papers from the Pastel Dreams pad

Hope you like the new release.. You can purchase them in the inky store.. Alternatively if you pop on over to the inky blog there is a chance to win and image and a sentiment!!

Have a great day
Katie x

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Kittie bee halloween blog hop!

Did we just say hop? Yes we did. The lovely ruth has made some adorable halloween images and they are available in the etsy store

Heres the list of the blogs of the kitties and bees you need to go along to comment and hopefully win a prize!!

Hop ends Sunday 9/7 at 11pm Hawaii time. Winners will be posted the following Tuesday (9/9) - There will be THREE random winners.
Ruth is offering a 15% off coupon to her etsy store for Labor Day. Code is 'Labor15' and runs from Friday 8/29 thru 9/5, good on both clear stamps and digi stamps.
Customers who spend $50 or more get a Mahalo (thank you) coupon for 20% off a future order. (mahalo coupon expires 9/30)

Hop Order: 
Julie - I Made A Card
Taniaj - Manx Made
Katie - Katie's Crafts
TraceyMo - Mowbray Designs
Larissa - Muffins and Lace
Niki - Stampin'HI

Heres my card using the very cute giraffe with roller skates hes just adorable.. It was a challenge to make him halloween looking but here goes..

How cute!!! Theres loads of different animals, though the giraffes are definitely my favourite :)

The hop is open until the 7th september closes at 11pm hawaii time dont forget to comment

Enjoy the hop and good luck

Katie xx

Friday, 29 August 2014

Graduation congratulations

Hi there, its time for a new challenge for team kitties at kittie bee designs. Our theme this fortnight is School, and we are sponsored by the very cute 2 Cute Ink.

I have used this very cute graduation owl for my card, here it is

Ive used a shaped card blank for this and die cut the gold elements.
How cute is this little guy?

Thanks for looking
Katie x

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Christmas lantern

Hello crafty peeps,

Its time for a new challenge at pennys. Our theme this week is children/ christmas. We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments and Robyns fetish

Heres my card using Crafty Sentiments

Image coloured using promarkers and flexmarkers
The papers are from LOTV snow princess pad and the solids pad
Lace and beads- the ribbon girl
The die is a cheery lynn sentiment

Hope you like it

Hugs katie x

Kisses but not for free

Hi there,

Its time for a new challenge at inky impressions, this week our theme is everyones favourite- anything goes. For this challenge i have used the very cute image Marleigha's kisses- she can be purchased as a digi from the inky store (click my dt badge to get there)

Heres my card

I have coloured her using promarkers
Papers are from LOTV pads- pastel dreams and promises solids
Cheery lynn heart die
Gems and lace- the ribbon girl
Punches from stash

Thanks for looking

Pop on over to see what the rest of the inkettes have made on the challenge blog --->

Hugs katie x

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Hoppy birthday

Hi this is my august spotlight for kitty bee designs. Ive gone for a very summery character this month, plus he was very cute so how could i resist.

Ive used lilypad frog with a sentiment off the frog sheet. It has a few frogs on they are all so very cute drawn by our very own Ruth.

Heres the card

Ive coloured with pro/flexmarkers, used some paper from my stash and some twine.
I die cut the sentiment using spellbinders.

The frog has eyebrows but i cut them off as the white space looked strange with my card and then i tried to colour it but it didnt work oops.. (Sorry ruth)

Bye for now
Katie x

C is for..

Hi there its time for a new challenge at pennys, our theme this week is Christmas, children or critters.. So lots of choice there!!

We are sponsored by Bugaboo and Robyns Fetish.

I have used an image from Bugaboo, heres my card..

Ive used some new papers from the LOTV pad candles and cake.
The tag and sentiment is also from LOTV
The ribbon from the ribbon girl.

Hope you like it, i certainly love my new papers :)

Hugs katie x

Anything goes at inky impressions

Hi inkettes,

Hope your all having a good week, im here with my dt card for inky impressions our theme is anything goes.

Heres my card using Birthday LiLi she is super cute and available as a digi in the inky store.

Short one for me i have lots of coordinator things to sort

Hugs katie x

Friday, 15 August 2014

Inky Impressions Email Change

Hi this is a quick email for anyone who Inky Impressions Sponsors.

The email address has been  changed to

the old email has been hacked and sending out spam- we apologise for this and are therefore deleting the account.


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Hang in there

Hi there, its time for a new challenge at Pennys. Our theme is anything goes and we are sponsored by Dr Digis house of stamps and sassy studio designs.

I have used a digi from dr digi thats very appropriate for my profession..

Except i dont nurse teddies lol!!

Enjoy the challenge and good luck in the draw

Katie x

Animal friends

Hi inkettes,

Its time for a new challenge at inky impressions, our theme is animal friends. so dig out all your stamps with those cute fur babies on.

For this i have used Angelicas new puppy which can be purchased in the store as a rubber stamp.

Heres my card

Coloured using promarkers and flexmarkers, papers are from LOTV snow princess solids pad.
The doily from ym stash. The charm is from the inky store. Twine and pearls from stash

Hope you like it.

Now pop on over to the challenge blog to see what the inkettes have made

Hugs katie x

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Faith the fairy

Hi sketchy bloggers, its time for a new challenge at Stick it down, we have a new sketch for you to play around with this month, heres the sketch...

Remember to play around with the sketch if you like, flip and rotate elements..

Now for my card...

I have used Faith the fairy from Stamping Bella- isnt she gorgeous?
My sentiment stamp is also one of my favourites, i got it from my local craft shop but cant remember the make- drop me a comment if you want to know and ill go look for you.
Ive added a few embellies and ribbon from my stash and a few liquid pearls.

Hugs katie x

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Ooh la la

Hi folks, its time for a new challenge over at Pennys. Our theme is anything goes, we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and Stamp Art Design.

I have used an image from the paper shelter, heres my card

I love the french theme here, ive used papers from forever friends best of british paper pad,
The stitched ribbon is from east of india and the spotty the ribbon girl. I found the button in my stash, infact it fell off my east of india ribbon- perfect coincidence!

Thanks for looking
Katie x

Shaped cards

Hi there, its time for a new inky impressions challenge our theme this week is Shaped Cards.

For this card i have used Maddie Spreading the Love- digi stamp.

Now i have messed up here a little as i got carried away making my card and totally forgot the theme so ive had to improvise with the shape afterwards :(

Bit of a disaster...need to concentrate more

Katie x

Friday, 1 August 2014

Birthday boy

Hello, its time for a new challenge from Team Kitties at Kittie Bee Designs challenge. Hope your all having a fabulous summer.

This time we are sponsored by Imagine That Digis. Our theme is Birthday Boy.

I have used the coloured image from the Lighthouse set and a sentiment from another set which i cant remember but think it was the porcupine one.. (sorry!)

I have used a card blank from a boofle set and added some hammerred card just to offset the precoloured digi. I coloured the sentiment to match and punched it using a 1 1/4 inch circle punch. 
I added some coloured twine just to finish it off.

Hope you like it

Hugs katie x

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Baby M

Hi there, i have a card id like to share with you all today. A few weeks ago it was one of my best friends from unis baby shower and here is the card i made for her.

I have used some gorgeous glitter card.. You know the sort that you keep and dont ever want to use?!
I cut the banner and letter using my silhouette portrait.
The image is stamping bella uptown girl- Brynn and her baby shower.
Ive not entered any challenges in a long time so today is the day...

Challenges id like to enter:

Thanks for visiting everyone 
Katie x

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Anything goes at pennys

Hi, its time for a new challenge at pennys. Our theme is anything goes. We are sponsored by Stamp art design.

For this card i hve chosen to use Frosty Friends. 

Heres my card

I am desperately trying not to write the C word in this post haha.. I really love my cas cards and this preembossed base was perfect 

Thanks for looking
Katie x

Anything goes at inky impressions

Hi inkettes, its been a while since iv posted for an inky challenge as iv been away on my hols to majorca. I had a great time but its now time to get my crafty head back on.

Our challenge this week is Anything Goes. You can enter the challenge on the inkette challenge page.. See the link in my sidebar on my dt badge.

For this challenge i have used Fairy Sitting on clothespin- this is a digi stamp and heres the link to it

Onto my card..

Decided to go super cas for my first card back

Hope you enjoy entering the challenge

Short post for me as im still catching up from my hols

Katie x

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Kittie bee july spotlight

Hello kittie bees,

Its time for my July spotlight. This month i have used the very cute Espresso Bunny. Now i had nothing that resembled coffee so ive made it a chocca mocha hehe.. Youll see why in a mo..

Here it is

And a close up of the sentiment

Such a cute sentiment dont you think? Accompanies the bunny beautifully.
The papers and sentiment are from a set i got at doncaster craft fair last year.
Lace is from the ribbon girl.
Coloured with promarkers

Hope you like it 
Hugs katie x

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Anything goes at pennys

Hi crafty bloggers,

Its time for a new challenge at pennys. Our theme is anything goes and we are sponsored by Lacy sunshine stamps.

For this challenge i have chosen to use the image Lizzie and Claude

Heres my card

I saw an image on the lotv site of a card made by Jen Nelson and she had used all her scraps from the promises paper pad to make a patchwork quilted look. I have done this with the perfect pair pad. 
I have coloured the image using promarkers and distress inks.

I am taking a two week break from my duties at Pennys as im going away to Majorca so have a fun two weeks without me.

Hope you like it,
Happy crafting
Katie x

Hi inkettes, its time for a new challenge at inky impressions. Our theme is Summer Fun- hope your having lots of that!!!

I have used the image Jammin on Ipod, very apt for this theme and what i enjoy, singing in the sunshine...

Promarkers and flexmarkers
Marta stewart fans of flourish punch
Silhouette portrait- butterfly
Ribbon from the ribbon girl
Sentiment from inky impressions

Added some gems for a bit of sparkle. 

Much happier with my colouring now my flexies have arrived!! I can now do the alyce flick- sort of

Hugs katie x

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

A present for who?

Hi there crafty folks, its time for a July sketch at Stick it down challenge. Hope you pop along and join in with us.

This month i have a new found love for Stamping Bella stamps and have gone a little mad...

Heres my card using Uptown Girl Posh has a present, and the sketch to follow..

Ive flipped the sketch and rearranged a few things to suit the style of my card.
Shame i dont have anyone to give this too as its very cute and girly so its for sale if anyone would like it? Email me and ill give you some details.

Ribbon and crystal heart- the ribbon girl
Sentiment- stamping bella coloured with promarkers and heat embossed
Punch- martha stewart.

Hope you like it :)

Hugs katie x

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Guest designer at Crafting by designs

Hi there, i am pleased to say that this post is my guest spotlight post at Crafting by Designs challenge. Its an anything goes challenge running for July.

Just wanted to say thanks for choosing me for this spotlight it has been great fun!!

Here is my card using Stamping Bella uptown girl Claudia has a candy.

As you can see she is super cute.
The yummy papers are from LOTV
Ribbon and heart button from the ribbon girl
The sentiment comes with the image from Stamping Bella

Hope you like it and join in with the challenge over at Crafting by Designs

Have a great day
Hugs katie x

Friday, 4 July 2014

Stars and/stripes

Hi, its team kitties turn to host a challenge at Kittie Bee Designs challenge. This fortnight we are sponsored by Kenny K stamps.

I have used this awesome mouse which is perfect to fit with the theme..

The papers are from the forever friends Best of british stax.

Ive used two different martha stewart punches- fans if flourish and doily i think.. Dont quote me
The sentiment is also from the forever friends best of british set

Ribbon and gems are from the ribbon girl

Hope you like him!!

Have a great day

Katie x

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Buttons, butterflies or bows

Hi its all the B embellies this week at pennys with our theme: buttons, butterflies and bows

We are sponsored by Kenny K

Heres my card:

Ive used a button from my stash to fit with the theme. Iv been working on my colouring technique again this week :)

Hugs katie x

British bakeoff

Hi there inkettes, its time for a new challenge at inky impressions. This weeks theme is patriotic- (red,white and blue).

Im flying the flag for britain and gone for a british bakeoff themed card.. It must be time for a new series of that right? Come back mary berry..

Heres my card using Cupcake Lili

Papers are from the forever friends best of british pad
Marth stewart punch
Gems from the ribbon girl
Ribbon- east of india

Thanks for looking
Have a great day
Katie x

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Embossing heat or dry

Hi there, its time for a new challenge at pennys. The theme is embossing- heat or dry.

We are sponsored by stamp art design

I have used Raggedy girl swing you can purchase her here

Heres my card

And a close up of my dry embossing

Iv started new colouring classes online at Kit and Clowder so bear with my colouring im hoping it will improve slowly..

Just love these papers from hunkydory and the lace, flowers and cute heart button are all from the ribbon girl

Thanks for looking
Hugs katie