Thursday 27 February 2014

Let's go shopping

Hello lovely people,

I'm all recovered after my hectic weekend and ready for another busy one with more family this weekend :-)  Just two more days of work to go first...

In the meantime, we have a new challenge for you at Crafty Little Fairies and our theme this week is...


Our lovely sponsor this week with a prize of 4 digis of the winner's choice is...

I fancied another play with my Go Kreate dies and this time I have followed a suggestion from the lovely Christine to draw round the inside of the largest die and cut it out by hand to mat onto the base shape - it works a treat!

I have used one of the fabulous 'Love to Shop' girls from ADU - I do wish I looked this glamorous when shopping but not a chance!

Card recipe;
DP: Vintage summer/autumn basics - Maja Design
Dies: Fancy blossoms - Memory Box, Leaf & swirl - Magnolia DooHickey

Copic colours;
Skin: E0000/000/00/11 & R30
Hair: E23/25/27
Dress: B91/93/95/97 & B0000/000/blender
Bag: BG90/93/96
Ribbon: RV91/93
Ground: W000/1/2/3

I do hope you will pop over to Crafty Little Fairies to check out the fabulous creations from my teamies - it may just leave you wanting a little retail therapy though!

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 pearls)

Sunday 23 February 2014


Hello lovely people,

I have had a lovely weekend with my sister-in-law, her other half and my niece and nephew but am properly exhausted now.  A Saturday night out at a Chaser gig accompanied by a few cheeky glasses (bottles?!) of red wine and a lot of dancing on the tables may have had something to do with that but oh, it was so much fun :-D

Earlier this week it was my other sister-in-law's hubby's birthday and I was running a bit late with making his card so opted for an easy CAS design and here it is...

I fancied a bit of black and white colouring and chose this fab LOTV image from one of the sketch pads, but it is also available as a rubber stamp.  The monochrome colouring proved to be a nice quick option as I didn't have to spend time matching all the colours to my DP!

Card recipe;
Image: Jack, Patch and Puss sketch pad - LOTV (rubber stamp version here)
DP: Flea Market 'treasure' - Crate Paper
Twine: The Ribbon Girl (temporarily closed)
Enamel dots: MME cut & paste flair 'sweet'

Copic colours;
Dog: W2-4 & 5-8
Cat: W00-1 & 1-4
Cake: various W series
Ground: W00-3

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and it's going to be an early night for me tonight so I am fresh for work tomorrow!
Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  LOTV - name that tune (Celebration - Kool and the Gang)
2.  A Creative Romance (let's get sentimental)
3.  Totally Gorjuss (string's the thing)
4.  Top Tip Tuesday (stitching)

Thursday 20 February 2014

Pink and...

Hello lovely people,

I am back in one piece from my skiing trip and had one of the best holidays ever - great snow, fabulous food (and drink!) and such a wonderful time with friends.  It went so fast and here I am back in the usual routine.

But hey, there's nothing like a new challenge at In The Pink to cheer me up and our theme this time is...


So, we want to see your creations in pink with one other colour...but don't be shy with the pink!

I totally surprised myself with my 'plus 1' choice, as my fave colours to team with pink are green or brown but today we have pink plus grey!

I intended this card to be for my sister-in-law's birthday and once I had decided on the image I wanted to use, this DP just seemed the perfect match, so the colour scheme was dictated by that.

I do find it hard to pick favourite Saturated Canary images but this is definitely one of them; I adore her big glasses, cute dress and long socks :-)  I tried out a new combo for the hair too and hope you'll agree it's a winner!

Card recipe;
DP: Love Notes - Crate Paper
Lace: Irene - The Ribbon Girl (temporarily shut)
Flowers: from Wild Orchid Crafts
Foliage: leaf and swirl Magnolia Doohickey die
Sentiment: Happy Circular Sentiments - LOTV

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/00/11/21
Hair: E50/53/43/57
Eyes: B91/93
Pinks: RV32/34/R85/37/39
Greys: W series

If you pop over to In The Pink you can check out the fabulous 'pink plus one' creations from my teamies; don't worry, there's still LOTS of pink on show!

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

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Papertake Weekly (lovely layers)
2.  Wild Orchid Challenge (it's a stitch up)
3.  ABC (F is for flowers)

Saturday 15 February 2014

Sketch time

Hello lovely people,

This is scheduled to post on the last day of my skiing holiday so I hope I have had a wonderful and most importantly, injury free, holiday!

It's time for a new challenge at All Dressed Up and this time we have this fabulous sketch for you to work with;

I have used the adorable I Love My Puppy image and just played around slightly with the sketch to add in a fishtail (of course!) and turn the bottom panel into some twine with the tag sentiment.

I think this is a really happy image and this inspired me to use some lovely bright colours.  I also had a go at adding some tufts of grass into my usual dotty ground and I am so happy with the end result :-)

Card recipe;
Image: I Love My Puppy
DP: My Girl - American Crafts
Sentiment: Sentiment tags - LOTV
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Twine: Ivory button twine - The Ribbon Girl

Copic colours;
Skin: E0000/000/00/21/11
Hair: E53/35/37/47
Dress: Y32/35/38
Hairband: BG45/07/49
Leggings: W00/0/1
Flowers: BG0000/000 & R81/83/85
Grass: G43/YG63/G46
Dog: E53/35/37

The challenge will run until 2nd March and if you pop over to the All Dressed Up blog you can check out some gorgeous creations from my teamies.  Don't forget that you must use an All Dressed Up image or paper to qualify for the challenge!

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

Kat xx

Thursday 13 February 2014

Polaroid James

Hello lovely people,

It's Thursday again but this one is not a normal Thursday for me as I am currently on a skiing holiday in Andorra!
While I am hopefully whizzing down the slopes we have a new challenge for you at Crafty Little Fairies and the theme is...

It's a double sponsor week so we have prizes up for grabs from...


Marianne Designs (prize is these 2 lovely stamps)

I am sure this one will be a popular theme and I certainly had a lot of stamps to choose from...mostly of a certain little bear so you won't be surprised to see him on my card...

This is one of the newest releases from LOTV and I have cropped the image and popped him in a frame cut on my Cricut to look like a Polaroid picture.

Card recipe;
DP: My Girl - American Crafts
Sentiment: Mini clear stamp set - Kaisercraft
Button: from stash

Copic colours;
Fur: E30/31/55/43
Flower: RV32/34 & G21/24
Background: B0000/000/00

If you pop over to Crafty Little Fairies you can check out the fabulous creations from my teamies.

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

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Inky Chicks (cute animal stamp)

Thursday 6 February 2014

Rock on!

Hello lovely people,

I'm back!  It's not often I post 2 cards in one day so if you are looking for my In The Pink card then please scroll down.

I now have my DT card for the All Dressed Up Challenge to share with you and it's about as far from pink as you can get!

I'm not one for New Years Resolutions but I did have a few things in mind that I would like to try more of in 2014 and one of those was male cards.  Regular visitors will know my blog is full of pretty girly cards so I thought I should try to get out of my comfort zone every now and then!

And when I saw the fab new images from All Dressed Up I knew it was a good time to go for it!  We have four fantastic images in this latest release, covering both girls and boys!

How fab are these?  To purchase any of the images please head over to the Shop.

For my design team creation I have used Rock my World and here he is;

I really enjoyed colouring this and the one major difference to all the girly images I usually colour was a lack of hair!

Card recipe;
DP: The Rockstar stack - DCWV
Dies: Precious stars (with the bows cut off!) - Memory Box

Copic colours;
Skin: E0000/000/00/21/11
Green bits: YG93/95/97/23
Blue bits: BG93/95/97/99
White bits of top: B0000/000
Guitar: E57/47/49 & E40/41/42/42
Grey bits: W series

Don't forget our current challenge theme is 'Love is in the Air' and these images would be perfect for this, plus you are in with a chance of winning 3 images of your choice!
You can find the challenge on the All Dressed Up blog and also check out the fabulous creations from my fellow Dressy Girls.
We would love it if you stopped by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations and chat to fellow crafters.

I know this was already quite a long post but I just have to tell you that I am going on holiday on Sunday so may not be around too much for the next week.  I am skiing in Andorra with friends and I can't wait :-D

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

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  A Little Bit Crafty (man up)
2.  Papertake Weekly (anything goes +/- shaped card)

Pink love

Hello lovely people,

I'm here to share my card for the new challenge at In The Pink and this week we have the theme of...


A love themed pink card you say?  Easy and the perfect opportunity to use one of my new Tilda stamps AND some new DP :-)

I loved colouring this sweet Tilda in fabulous hot pink; I don't think I've ever used such a bright combo of Copics before!  I added a little Glamour Dust to the hearts and some Stickles around the edge of the hearts on the stems - better IRL as always!

Card recipe;
Image: Love love love Tilda - Magnolia
DP: XOXO - American Crafts
Dies: Heart stems - Impression Obsession

Copic colours;
Skin: E0000/000/00/21/11
Hair: E21/23/25
Dress: RV23/25/29/R39 & lace RV0000/000/23
Shoes: E23/25/29/100
Ground: T0/1/2/3

Do head over to In The Pink and check out the fabulous love themed creations from the rest of the Pink Ladies.  I hope you will join in our challenge and don't forget to use more pink than any other colour!

I will be back later today with another card... something very different to this!

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

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  A Creative Romance (show us some love)
2.  Tilda's Town (be mine)
3.  A Gem of a Challenge (all you need is love)
4.  Totally Tilda (pink and red - there are some red hearts on the DP!)
5.  Top Tip Tuesday (girly)
6.  Midweek Magnolias (Valentine/love)*

Monday 3 February 2014

Make a wish

Hello lovely people,

I have been super busy lately making DT cards before I go on holiday in 6 days :-)  Obviously I can't share any of them with you yet so thought I would share this simple CAS card I made a little while back.

It's a similar design to another one I made (here) but just the one candle this time!  It's made from rolled up DP with a little twine popped inside.  The letters were cut on my Cricut and I layered a few up to add dimension.

Card recipe;
DP: Vintage Spring Basics - Maja Design
Stickers: Documented collection pack - Simple Stories

I am off work today but busy with things other than crafting!  I hope you all have a good week.

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

Kat xx