Thursday, 28 July 2016

Favourite papers

Hello lovely people,

Gosh, it's been a few days since I last posted, but I got rather caught up in other things, namely a HUGE crafting project, that very annoyingly I can't tell you about!

It's safe to say that it was a labour of love and I am now mentally exhausted but very happy :-)

So, while I have a little lie down to recover, it's time for a new challenge at As You Like It and our theme is...

...and don't forget to tell us why they are your favourite!

Our sponsor this time is Crafts U Love with a £10 voucher

I don't think any of you will be surprised when I tell you that my favourite papers are Maja Design; I find it impossible to resist owning every single collection they produce!

The patterns are beautiful, they have a gorgeous vintage style and all the collections co-ordinate so I can mix and match them and know they will work perfectly together.

They are also very versatile...these Christmas papers also happen to be brilliant for masculine cards!

Masculine card featuring cute elephant with balloon

I can't believe it took me this long to play with my new adorable elephant stamps!

I've given this one a cute paper pieced balloon :-)

Masculine card featuring cute elephant with balloon

I cut several circular frames and layered them up, then wrapped the twine around a few times before adding the tag.

I also layered up the sentiment banner, but only with 2 layers, just to make it a little sturdier.

Masculine card featuring cute elephant with balloon

I hope you will pop over to As You Like It and check out the fabulously creative projects from the rest of the team :-)

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

Card recipe;
Image: Adorable elephants - My Favourite Things (available from Dies to Die For)
DP: A gift for you - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Dies: Happy Birthday banner - Taylored Expressions, Stitched scallop edges - MFT Die-namics, Circle stax - MFT Die-namics, Nesting circles - Tonic studios (all available from Dies to Die For)

Copic colours;
Elephant: W1/2/3/4 & R0000/00/01
Ground: E41/42/43


  1. Absolutely darling card. You have introduced me to this paper line, which I also love, but have not been able to get my hands on. I will keep trying tho. In your very creative hands they are beautiful and versatile! I hope you are rested soon and can't wait to see what you were working on!

  2. HI Kat, Oh this little elephant is just adorable. I love the ballon and you background as always is fabulous. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. So gorgeous, love these papers, cute cute elephant and love that banner die which I need x

  4. Lovely card Kat. I like the red and grey, unusual in that you don't often see it on cards but it works so well. Your cute elephant so beautifully coloured as usual and your paper pieced balloon.Great attention to all that detail...the next fly that visits your craft space could be me!

  5. A lovely colour and pattern combination. This elephant is great for many occcassions. Elaine

  6. Aww this is so cute!! Love the ickle elephant!
    Lucy x

  7. Love the colouring of this cute elephant, the colour combo is fab, that pop of red really lifts the grey without taking away the masculinity and that paper pieced balloon is adorable! :) xx

  8. No surprise about you and Maja Design Kat...... but then again, you make their papers really something else with your stunning card designs.. and you're right - this paper is perfectly masculine too! Of course, I'm loving that little elephant and his fabulously paper pieced balloon!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  9. Fabulous card Kat... Love the elephant and the papers are stunning... Not tried those papers yet
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  10. Who would guess these were from a Christmas collection? They are perfect for this male themed card and your adorable elephant is just so cute. Your vintage style suits this brand of papers beautifully.

  11. Hmm, another sentiment die that I 'need'!!! Love the little heffalump and the papers are gorgeous.

  12. I'm going to have to check out that paper now! I love your precious card Kat. Great papers and a fabulous image.

  13. Your little elephant with his paper pieced balloon is gorgeous Kat and I love those papers and the colours..fabulous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  14. Absolutely fabulous Kat, the elephant is adorable and the papers are gorgeous.
    Hugs, Katrina xx

  15. No surprise at all chick! Maja all the way!! Love this gorgeous card Kat. That wee elephant is divine and those Christmas papers work a treat for this masculine card. Love the way you layered up the frame and wrapped the twine around it. You come up with such gorgeous and clever ideas which always take your delish cards to the next level! I'm excited to hear about your secret crafty adventures too. Has me thinking it might be a magazine commission?! Ooh yay, can't wait to see!! Love the sweet sentiment die you used on this make too Kat. Good idea to layer up for strength and it looks fabulous. Gorgeous, gorgeous creation hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  16. Such a cute elephant Kat, and I love the colours you have used on your card. Not seen the birthday banner before, so one definitely for my wish list!
    Janice x

  17. gorgeous papers Kat and such a cute elephant - looking at your card I don't think I've ever used grey papers before - it looks fab - hope to see your secret project soon! hugs Judith x

  18. Aww such a beautiful card :-) Love the little elephant - so beautifully coloured. Great papers too - can't believe they're Xmas papers - great designs! Hugs, Jayne x

  19. Kat all your cards are always so stunning - I am going to go check out this company and see their papers :) I am a paper hoarder LOL....ahem...collector LOL...gorgeous card hun! oxooxox


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