Monday, 28 July 2014

Super exciting news!

Hello lovely people,

I can now share my very exciting news with you and tell you that one of my cards has actually been published in a magazine!  It's all down to All Dressed Up being featured in Complete Cardmaking Magazine, the UK's first magazine dedicated to digital crafting.  Each issue comes with a CD ROM packed with digital goodies including papers and images.
This latest issue (#51) contains 5 digital papers and 9 digital stamps from All Dressed Up, 2 of which are exclusive to the magazine.
As one of the Dressy Girls I was asked to make a card for the magazine using one of the digital stamps and as you can imagine, I jumped at the chance.

Now you guys all know how much I faff around with my cards trying to get all the bits in exactly the right place.  So, you can imagine how long it took me with this one knowing it was actually going to be published! I walked away from it and came back to it quite a few times but I'm happy with the end result - phew!

I used pretty pastel shades to complement the cute image - my fave combo of pink and green in fact!

Front Porch paper pad by Pebbles
Seam binding (pink tulip) from Wild Orchid Crafts
Ivory button twine from The Ribbon Girl
Martha Stewart edge punch - Cherish
Magnolia Doohickey Leaf and Swirl die
Stampendous Frantage in Shabby White

Copic colours;
Skin: E0000/50/000/51/21 & R30
Hair: E50/53/35/37/57
Dress: RV0000/000/81
Bunny: T0/2/4
Dog: E40/41/42/43

The rest of the cards created by the Dressy Girls for the magazine will be fatured on the All Dressed Up blog over the next few weeks and you can buy the magazine from Moremags, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury and Hobbycraft.

I really wanted to get a copy of the magazine to show you as well but haven't managed to get my hands on it yet... so you may hear about this again when I do!

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


Challenges I am playing along with;
1. A Gem of a Challenge (spots and stripes)


  1. Congratulations Kat.
    Stunning card
    Hugs Kelly

  2. Kat, the end result is gorgeous!!!! Love the patterned paper you used for this and of course that great big flourish! So beautiful.......and congrats on being published!!

  3. Beautiful card, very pretty, super colouring...all worthy of publishing...Congratulations you deserve it!

  4. Congrats on being published Kat. Your card is gorgeous, such a sweet image coloured so beautifully. I love the papers and pretty detailing too.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Stunning card your colouring is fantastic I'm a new follower
    Chris x

  6. Awww, that is so gorgeous Kat - your hair colouring is stunning and love that colourway! And congrats for being published!

  7. It thoroughly deserved it's place in the magazine Kat. Love the DPs and her hair is coloured so beautifully. xxx

  8. GORGEOUS card, Kat! Your colouring is incredible! Such pretty colours too! :o)

  9. Congratulations Kat..that is wonderful news and can only imagine how thrilled and excited you must be. Stunning colouring on your sweet image...a gorgeous card.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Super great news, saw it in our group on fb stunning card and it.xxxThe Journey is the Start

  11. Big congratulations Kat you must be over the moon! Gorgeous card as always, Susan x

  12. Well done You!! I shall look out for the mag on the news stand and have a peep at what you and your teamies have been up to!! xx

  13. Congratulations, how thrilling and what a super cute card, love the colours

  14. Huge congratulations. Your card is as stunning as always Kat. And it's my fave colours too!

  15. Congrats on getting published, this is a super cute card.

  16. Well I have the magazine in my hot little hands, and I have to say that your card looks as perfect in it as it does on your blog! The pink and green together are PERFECT! Now we're famous, we'll be selling autographs next!! hehe

    Big Hugs
    Christine x

  17. A gorgeous card Kat. Love the image and the pretty colours and layout.
    Congratulations on being published- that's brilliant.
    Lorraine x

  18. Congratulations, that such fantastic news!! Your card is gorgeous too, such pretty colours. Hope you've managed to get hold of a copy of the magazine - that's definitely something to treasure!

  19. Oh this is just gorgeous, love it! Congratulations and...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
    Helen x

  20. Beautiful card Kat. Congrats on being published. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

  21. This is a fabulous card, such a beautiful image.
    Congratulations on being published.
    Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge for our Spots and Stripes Challenge - make sure you check back today to see the new challenge.

  22. Massive congrats, Kat, on being published....well deserved! Of course I am not surprised, what with the wonderful quality of your work.

    Your card is so pretty, and once again your colouring of her hair is amazing.

    Jennifer. x

  23. Oh wow Kat !!!! How exciting : ) congrats !! And your card is gorgeous. Xx


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