Thursday, 27 March 2014


Hello lovely people,

Another Thursday and another challenge from us at Crafty Little Fairies and our theme this time is...


I had a good old think about what to do for this and then the light bulb came on... my fave way to add sentiments is on little tags so that's what I've done.

I have gone for quite a masculine design and kept it super simple although I now think I should have stitched around the image panel.
I think this card would be lovely as a get well soon or thinking of you card but the sentiment makes it really versatile.

Card recipe;
DP: Hope - Authentique
Ribbon: twill tape - find similar at The Ribbon Girl
Button: from stash

Copic colours;
Fur: E40/41/42/43
Umbrella: B93/95/97/99 & G21/24/YG63/67 & E44/47
Water: B0000/BG70/B21/blender

Head over to Crafty Little Fairies to check out the lovely creations from my teamies.

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

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Simon Says Stamp (anything goes with buttons)

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Little ballerina

Hello lovely people,

Yesterday I had a crafty day with my Mum which was really lovely but we may have spent more time chatting than crafting - lol!

Today we have a new challenge for you at In The Pink and our theme is...


So, we want to see your creations for a child, and don't forget to use more pink than any other colour!

This card is chock full of some of my favourite card making items including my absolute fave swirl die of the moment - are you sick of it yet?!
The DP is also one of my faves, in fact I had to buy some more recently because I love it so much and had run out!

I am also really enjoying using the more 3D flowers right now but don't have many so I think that calls for a little shopping trip don't you?!

Aw, isn't this little ballerina such a sweetie and so pretty in pink, dancing in all the Frantage!

Card recipe;
DP: Crea Diem - Maja Designs
Frantage: Shabby white - Stampendous - from Live and Love Crafts
Dies: Leaf and swirl - Magnolia DooHickey

Copic colours;
Skin: E0000/50/000/51/21
Hair: E21/23/57/59
Ballet dress / shoes: R81/83/56
Stars: YR30/Y21/23
Ground: T0/1/2/3/4

If you pop over to In The Pink you can check out the wonderfully cute creations from the rest of the Pink Ladies.

I still have a lot of special crafting projects to make including a 70th birthday card for my aunt-in-law; we are celebrating with all the family this weekend. Thank goodness for a day off today!

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

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Papertake Weekly (for Mum or a girlie)
2.  A Gem of a Challenge (Mother's Day/special lady/female birthday)

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Dinosaur onesie

Hello lovely people,

I'm back again with a card for another one of my nephews whose birthday is in a week or so.  When he stayed over at ours recently he was sporting a rather fetching dinosaur onesie so when I saw this Tiddly Inks image I knew what I had to do!
The layout is super simple with the text printed on my computer.  I love this font; it was a free one called Skinny Latte if anyone wants to know!

I had great fun using a 'dotting' technique to get a scaly texture on the outfit.  As I was uploading these pics I realised that I hadn't given him any ground to stand on...oops!

Card recipe;

Copic colours;
Dino onesie: YG91/93/95/97/99
Spikes / blob on stick: R08/46/59 & E35
Claws: W1/3/5
Hair: E50/53/35
Crown: YR21/23/24
Stick: E35/37/47

I hope you have had a wonderful sunny weekend; I got about half of the garden tidied up, planted some spring garlic and sowed my tomato and chilli seeds - exciting!

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

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Tiddly Inks (use green)

Saturday, 15 March 2014


Hello lovely people,

I hope you are having a lovely weekend and have had good weather; the sun has been shining here all day :-D  After a few busy weekends, I am enjoying a nice quiet weekend at home, just pottering in the garden and my craft room.

Right now though we have a new challenge starting at All Dressed Up and our theme for this is...


Here is the card I made which is for my littlest nephew's birthday, can you guess how old he'll be?  

I have used the adorable 'Daddy's Little Helper' as he looks so much like my cheeky nephew!

Card recipe;
DP: Vintage Frost Basics - Maja Designs
Buttons: from stash

Copic colours;
Skin: E0000/000/00/11 & R30
Hat / patch / dog's neckerchief: YG61/63/67/G94
Trousers / patch: B91/93/95/97
T-shirt: T0/2/blender
Boots: T3/5/7/9/100
Spade: E35/37/47 & T0/2/4 & E50/51/YR21
Dog: E57/47/49 & E34/35/37
Bird: E31/33/35 & YR21
Snail: E31/YR21/23/24 & YR0000/T0/2
Bucket: T0/2/4
Worm: YR0000/000/00/01
Carrot: YR16/18
Ground / dirt in  bucket: E40/41/42/43

This challenge will run until 1st April and don't forget you MUST use an All Dressed Up image or paper to qualify for a chance to win 3 images of your choice :-)

If you pop over to All Dressed Up you can check out all the fabulous creations from my teamies who will show you lots of gorgeous ways to use buttons!

Oh and don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news and chat to fellow crafters. 

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

Kat xx

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Not square!

Hello lovely people,

Merry Thursday to you all and here we go with a new challenge at Crafty Little Fairies where the theme is...


It's another double sponsor week with prizes from...

with a surprise goody bag


with this lovely prize;

Now, if you are wondering about my post title, it's because I have gone for an A5 shape card, which I almost never do.  I was having one of those days where I thought I would deliberately push myself out of my comfort zone and I ended up being really happy with the layout :-)
And to be fair, the rest of the stuff on this card is well and truly in my comfort zone; the Maja DP, stitching, tags and ribbon/twine combo!

It was lovely to use this Saturated Canary image again and I do think she suits unusual coloured hair!  And a little sparkle for the fairy dust of course :-)

Card recipe;
Image: Tilly - Saturated Canary (rubber stamp)
DP: Vintage Spring Basics - Maja Designs
Seam binding / button twine: The Ribbon Girl
Dies: Precious stars - Memory Box

Copic colours;
Skin: E0000/000/00/11 & R30
Hair: V20/22/25/28
Leotard / blue socks: B52/93/95
Tights: BV0000/000
Purple details: V20/22/25
Wings: BV0000/000/V20/22
Apron: BV000/B95/T0/1
Ground: T0/1/2/3/4

If you pop over to Crafty Little Fairies you can check out the fabulous creations from my teamies.  I have lots of fairies in my rubber/digi stamp collection but there are other things with wings out there that you could use such as butterflies and birds.

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

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Sweet Stampin' (inspired by a song/film/book - Peter Pan, as I was reading this to my nephews recently and she reminds me of Tinkerbell!)
2.  Cute Card Thursday (girls, girls, girls)
3.  As You Like It (fave colouring medium - Copics because of the huge colour range and shading I can achieve)

Sunday, 9 March 2014


Hello lovely people,

That's another weekend gone then!  I've been catching up with friends over a curry and a few drinks on Saturday evening, taking our first drive in the Caterham with the roof off, then a spot of gardening this afternoon in the lovely sunshine.

So, not much time for crafting but I do have a Silver Wedding anniversary card to share with you that I made for a work colleague.
I knew I wanted a monochrome design but had my usual uncertainty about where to fit the greeting and the names before I finally came up with a layout that worked.
The greeting panel is curved and raised up in the middle for some dimension... which is why the border looks a bit uneven in the photo - it's just the angle, honest!  Oh, and sorry for the generally poor photo, monochrome is tricky to capture!

I coloured the image in Copics and it actually turned out how it looked in my head!  Even Dr Hubby was complimentary about it and said the balloon was my best shading of a shiny 3D object ever - wow!

Card recipe;
DP: Crea Diem - Maja Designs
Dies: Leaf and swirl, and Tilda lace - Magnolia DooHickey, Filigree Corner - La La Land
Ribbon: from stash
Tags: Sentiment tags - LOTV (stamped without text and names printed on)

Copic colours;
Skin: W00/0/1
Dress / hat bow / boy's hair: W0/1/3/5
Trousers / hat / girl's shoes: W4/6/8
Shirt ' socks: W00/0/blender
Braces: W2/4
Boy's shoes: W7/9/100
Dress bow: W00/1/2
Leaves: W2/4/6
Girl's hair: W1/3/5
Balloon: W0/1/2/3/4/5
Ground: W0/1/2/3
Roses: R37/39/59

Phew, that was a long list but it may be useful to someone, and probably me next time I want to do monochrome!
I hope you all had a fab weekend and saw some sunshine :-)

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

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Inky Chicks (monochromatic - hope the weeny bit of red is ok!)
2.  A Gem of a Challenge ( anniversary)
3.  That Craft Place (anything goes)

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Under my umb-e-rella ella ella...

Hello lovely people,

Are you singing yet?  Sorry if that's stuck in your head now!  I'm back with my second card of the day as it's new release time at All Dressed Up and we have four fantastic images for you this month.  They can all be purchased from the shop.

A Little Me Time

A Time to Share

Looking Gorgeous

We Make a Good Team

As usual I had a hard time deciding which image to use but from my post title I'm sure you have guessed which one I've gone for :-)
I decided on a clean layered design for these little cuties - they just didn't need any embellishment other than a hint of lace and a few pearls.

I paper pieced the umbrella and added a little shading to it with Copics, then coloured the rest of the image with Copics.

Card recipe;
DP: Lost & Found Madison Avenue and Lost & Found 2 Blush - both MME
Sentiment: Clear mini stamp set - Kaisercraft

Copic colours;
Skin: E0000/000/00/11/21
Hair (right hand girl): E35/37/47
Hair (left hand girl): E50/53/43
Blue dress and details: B91/93/95/97
Yellow dress and details: Y21/23 & YR23/24/30/31
Bag: E35/37
Umbrella: R000/RV11
Ground: T0/1/2/3/4

Do pop over to All Dressed Up to see what my teamies have created and check our our current challenge which has the theme 'Clean and Simple.' Any of these new images would be perfect for it, plus you are in with a chance of winning 3 images of your choice!
We would love it if you swung by our Facebook Group to share your creations and chat to fellow ADU lovers :-)

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

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Papertake Weekly (anything goes +/- make your own flowers)
2.  ABC (G is for girls)
3.  Sweet Stampin' (cute)

A special pink card

Hello lovely people,

For those of you wondering where I have been, it has just been a busy week and a fab weekend with family.  I have a couple of days off at the moment though and am enjoying a little me (craft) time :-)

But now it's time for a new challenge at In The Pink and our theme is...


We know that not everyone will be making Mother's Day cards so any card for a special lady will do and we'd love it if you told us who it's for.
My card is for my mother-in-law's birthday but I always struggle to put names on cards so you can't tell from looking at it - lol!

She enjoys gardening so I bought this stamp with her in mind and of course, it works so well in pink!  I used the out-of-the-box technique to cut it into a circle to match the doodled frame of the stamped image.

Card recipe;
Dies: Die-namics circle stax, Anja's vintage swirls - Marianne Designs
Lace: from stash (East of India brand)

Copic colours;
Bear: E40/41/32/43
Wheelbarrow: E35/37/47/49
Presents: RV0000/000/R81/83/85/R59 & V20/22/25
Butterfly / tulips: R81/83
Grass / leaves: YG61/93/95

If you pop over to In The Pink you can check out the fabulous creations from my teamies.

I will be back later today with another card so for now, thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave.

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  As You Like It (fave 3D texture object - mine is more of a combo than 1 item as I love lace layered with twine tied in a bow with a flower on top - it just looks so elegant)
2.  A Creative Romance (bingo: pink, flowers, pearls)
3.  Totally Gorjuss (happy birthday)
4.  The Ribbon Girl (birthday)