Monday, 20 January 2014

Blue Monday?

Hello lovely people,

Apparently today is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year, also known as 'Blue Monday.'  Well, I had a very busy day in work but overall not particularly depressing ... especially since I had an e-mail saying my new Maja DPs are on the way to me from the fabulous Live and Love Crafts!

I thought I would share something blue with you but hopefully it won't depress you!  I made this card for the lovely Lisa's birthday :-)

I got the gorgeous deep MS edge punch for Christmas and cut away part of the front of the card then punched the edge so some of the inside of the card was visible.  The photo above is the card laying flat and below you can see it popping open a little.

I don't usually decorate the inside of my cards but in this design the inside is very much part of the overall design so I added a panel directly under the image panel for a greeting and popped a bit of seam binding underneath.
You may just be able to see that I curved the greeting a little by popping some foam pads under the centre.

I think this sweet image from LOTV makes a lovely winter birthday card although I am quite glad we don't have any snow yet this year!  I added a little sprinkling of Frantage round the edge and some liquid pearls to the snow.

Card recipe;
DP: Vintage Frost Basics - Maja Design
Punch: Fans and flourishes - Martha Stewart
Dies: Precious stars - Memory Box
Sentiment: Mini clear stamp sent - Kaisercraft
Frantage: Shabby White - Stampendous
Seam binding / twine: from The Ribbon Girl
Button: from stash

Copic colours;
Skin: E0000/000/00/21/11
Hair: E40/41/42/43
Dress / shoes: B91/93/95/97
Soles of shoes: W4/5/6/7
Socks / fur: W00/0/1/2 (&B91 on socks)
Crown / stars: YR30/Y21/Y23
Ground: W00/0/1/2

This was a card I was really pleased with (even though it's not pink!) and will definitely be doing this style again :-)  It also has lots of my fave things on it - stitching, Frantage, seam binding, twine and a LOTV image...I was quite sad to part with this one!

I hope you all had a completely uneventful and non-depressing Blue Monday!

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  LOTV (anything goes)
2.  A Little Bit Crafty (celebrate)
3.  Divas by Design (use ribbons)
4.  Sweet Stampin' (your fave style - pretty and girly)


  1. Oh this is gooorgeous! I *almost* bought this stamp today, but ended up going for a different one instead. You're making me wish I hadn't! Love it! x

  2. WOW! I love EVERYTHING about your stunning card Kat. A pretty image coloured so beautifully, gorgeous papers and such a fabulous design. The inside looks wonderful too.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. How could anyone feel blue with such a fabulous card to gaze upon? Absolutely fantastic hun! Hugs xx

  4. Gorgeous card, love the colours. Sharon x

  5. Aawww this is totally gorgeous Kat! I love this sweet LOTV image and you've coloured her wonderfully and such a great design too :)

  6. Everything about your card is gorgeous, the layout, attention to detail, the gorgeous image which is beautifully coloured, shall I go on. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Sweet Stampin. Good luck. Suzanne DT

  7. A really sweet card Kat and I'll bet Lisa loved it!! What a brilliant way to showcase such a fabulous punch! xx

  8. Really pretty. Thanks for playing with us at Divas x

  9. Very, very cute and pretty card Kat. The paper is gorgeous. All the LOTV images are lovely and are tempting me at the moment in their sale but I must resist, I'm afraid. You have coloured her beautifully and he Frantage gives it the perfect touch.

  10. A lovely image Kat & a beautifully coordinated card, if a trifle busy for my taste, as I am sure you would guess! No blues for me as I was skiing-my friend Joy is most impressed with your card too. Love mum x

  11. Wow, that edge is stunning! Love the style of the card, it looks so effective with the decorating on the inside.

  12. A gorgeous card Kat. The image looks fab and I love the stitching and frantage.
    Lorraine x

  13. Gorgeous! This would cheer up anyone! Love the colour choice,fabulous design, sweet little image so beautifully coloured! The inside looks lovely too! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  14. Adorable and so gorgeous...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  15. It's gorgeous Kat and right up my street with those pretty papers and in my favourite colours too.
    (Maja should carry a government health warning..they are addictive!)

    Fabulous colouring and I love the design.
    Lisa will adore this ♥

    Big hugs
    Elaine xxx

  16. Beautiful card and enjoy your papers when they come.
    Louise xx

  17. Hi Kat..

    I really love this one.. (like you say, even though it's not pink!) What a fabulous design with the edge punch... looks so good with the inside decoration too.. the blue is perfect with the kraft... it all comes together sooo well! And of course.. the fablous LOTV image and frantage... it just has everything!

    Christine x

  18. OMG, I am so in love with Kat! Gorgeous colouring, love the border and how you finished the inside too!

  19. Ooh sorry hun, I thought I'd already commented on MY lovely card... must be going slightly mad (don't feel the need to comment...)! I really love everything about it, and it looks GORGEOUS on my shelf... might have to CASE the design actually. Thank you! :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  20. Gorgeous card! LOVE the kraft and blue a favourite colour combo! hugs me x

  21. Hi Kat!!
    I can't remember if I were depressed on Monday or not...?!! Lol !!
    No matter /- this card would cheer me right up !!
    It's fantabulous -- inside & out !!
    Loving how you have added the border as a show piece !!
    Fab design !! & love the ribbon accent!!
    Sweet image, too -- ok, heck -- I love it all !!!
    Super hugs & enjoy the weekend !

  22. Such a beautiful card, Kat. I love the colouring and that MS punch is gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' challenge!

    Good Luck!


    Erica x


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