Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Happy news and a happy bear!

Hello lovely people,

Eeeeeeeeeek!  I am so excited, can you tell?!
I am over the moon to have been chosen to be part of the new LOTV Design Collective :-D
I can't quite believe that I am going to get to work with an amazingly talented group of people using my favourite crafting products!

While I try to catch my breath let me tell you about the new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday where our theme this time is...


We are sponsored by Sami Stamps with a $12 gift card

Given my earlier news I feel it is highly appropriate that my card today features some of my lovely new LOTV goodies that I picked up at the Hobbycrafts show.

I've made a tent card, which I haven't done before and it was pretty easy to do, using my circle dies to cut the aperture.

Tent fold card featuring LOTV happy bear

Here's a view from the side so you can see the folded card at the bottom and how the image is stuck on the back panel.

Tent fold card featuring LOTV happy bear

These happy bears are going to be featuring a lot on my cards for the next few months, ok years probably!
I've gone for the fluffy look on this bear!

Tent fold card featuring LOTV happy bear

Anyone for another arty angled shot?  Go on then...

Tent fold card featuring LOTV happy bear

I decorated the back of the card to match... another first for me as I don't usually decorate the inside/back.

Back of tent fold card featuring LOTV happy bear

Card recipe;
Image and sentiment: Happy bears - LOTV
Seam binding/twine: The Ribbon Girl
Tag: Sentiment tags - LOTV
Dies: tea label tags, twisted swirl - Magnolia Doohickeys, circle stax - Die-namics

Copic colours;
Bear: E40/41/42/43 & E44 on feet
Flowers: RV34/17
Leaves: G40/43
Present: YR20/21/23 & RV34/17/19 & W00/1
Ground: W00/1/3/4

I hope you will pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and check out the lovely sunny yellow projects from the rest of the team and there is a fabulous tutorial for you too :-)

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

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Deep Ocean challenge (Easter/Spring)
2.  The Pink Elephant (anything goes)


  1. Stunning card Kat. The little bear looks so cute and your colouring is amazing,,
    Massive congrats on making the LOTV team, so happy to see your name was there too :-)


  2. Hi Kat
    Stunning card... Love the tent card.....
    Congrats on your new DT well deserved...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  3. Congrats on your happy news, fab card today too. I made a tent card once, must try one again. Love the cute bear x

  4. BIG congrats on your new DT place Kat, it is so well deserved.
    Your card is stunning, I love the cute image, beautiful papers and wonderful design too.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Congrats on your new DT post Kat, fabulous news.
    Love the cute image and your tent card is beautiful, so many lovely features on it.

  6. Firstly!
    Hip Hip Hooooooooooory!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Well done AWESOME your a very talented crafter so I know just why you were picked to be on the team there! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAHOOOO!!!! yay!

    ok sensible head on!
    LOVE your card so cute and so beautifully coloured his fur looks awesome love it hugs me xx

    Did I say YAYYYYYYYYYYY!!! congratulations?


    and congratulations! yay! xx

  7. Yay!! Congrats - your makes are always beautiful, well done xx

  8. beautiful tent card, great colouring of that cute teddy. Congrats on your DT post.......I am sure you will showcase LOTV so well.

  9. Fantastic news and so well deserved. A beautiful card and lovely colours. Elaine

  10. Firstly... WONDERFUL news for you and I'm really excited and pleased for you! I know you'll be a credit to LOTV!

    Now..... this card.... WOWWWW it's gorgeous and I love it! That little bear is just so cute (I bought the fairy set at the Harrogate show!), I LOVE that swirl die (think I have to get that one!), and as for the tent style.... WOW... I love it! I bought some (I think) tent style blanks from Which Craft at one of the shows... haven't used them yet.. I must dig them out!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  11. PS... I'm loving the yellow too!!

  12. Couldn't be happier for you Kat and this card demonstrates just why you were picked xx

  13. This is gorgeous Kat, love the design, the pretty papers and that cute bear!
    Huge congrats on your happy news!
    Lorraine x

  14. Whooop whoooppp - fantastic news Kat - mahoooosive congrats my friend - so well deserved.
    And really a no brainer why as this card and all your others are simply stunning :o)
    Debs xx

  15. Love your mellow yellow card, and the papers & image are so gorgeous. Huge congrats Kat, I know why you were picked and have no doubt you'll make some amazing creations for LOTV.

  16. A wonderful card Kat, love the tent fold. Congrats on your new DT post so exciting! Susan x

  17. Yaaayyyy! Well done Kat! Well deserved hun! And such a beautiful card too, a fabulous design :)

  18. Hi Kat, just wanted to say I'm looking forward to working with you and LOTV. I love this card :-)
    Katrina xx

  19. Now come on Kat, as one of our Australian ex-Prime Ministers used to say "Let's Get Real Here". Surely you are not surprised that you have been chosen to be on the LOTV DC, when you continually create such gorgeous cards as this one!! Love everything about it!

    HUGE congratulations!!!

    Jennifer. x

  20. KAT!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your talent astounds me and this doesn't surprise me at all! Makes me love LOTV even more! Brenda :)

    PS- I love your tent card, beautiful as usual.

  21. This is a super cute card hun, I love the aspect of a window and the little bear is such a sweetie :) Looking forward to working with you too hun xxx

  22. Ooh what an amazing design, this looks stunning! I think I might have to get my hands on these cute bears after seeing one in action here - so gorgeous! Huge congratulations to you again about the LOTV design collective, it's such an exciting time :)

  23. it'll be lovely to work with you Kat and I love how you coloured the fluffy bear! Mary x

  24. What exciting news and well deserved! I love this card and all your cards, so there! x

  25. Kat, this card is absolutely beautiful, I have n't seen a tent card before but I am really taken with it. Your colouring, layout and choice of colours are totally perfect...I love everything about this card...

  26. Absolutely fabulous. I have no idea how you can get the stitching so neat. Great card x

  27. beautiful card Kat and congrats- totally well-deserved! xx

  28. Amazing tent card! Sure doesn't look like your first try! Great job! And love you decorated the back. I don't do that either but I like it! Congrats on your DT position too. Thanks for sharing at The Pink Elephant Challenge!

  29. Congratulation Kat and so well deserved...I love your tent card..fabulous papers and the little Bear is gorgeous.
    Happy Easter..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  30. First of all Kat, congrats on the new team but it's not hard to see why they asked you and it's well deserved!
    Now the card... this is gorgeous. Inside, out and back... I love it! So much detail on this and I love the image and pretty papers. Those dies are yummy... gonna have to have a look at them and 'maybe' they'll 'fall' into my basket.

  31. This is so pretty Kat - I love the colour combo, big congrats on your LOTV spot hugs judith x

  32. Congrats Kat! They're lucky to have you hunny. Your designs are gorgeous and this one is a fab kick off! Love all the layers and the peep hole design. Hugs, Wends x


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