Wednesday, 29 July 2015

A New Home

Hello Peeps.
Hope you are well :)

Just sharing this house-shaped easel card, my second July card for the LOTV Design Collective.

The papers are all from the Heartfelt 8x8 paper pad and the 
sentiment is from the For You Circular Sentiments stamp set, both Lili of the Valley.

The stepping stones and chimney are cut from grey Bazill card.
I also used a die-sire die for the grass (Icicles), an old flower punch
and the Woodland Branch die from Memory Box
The chimney smoke is cotton wool.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Craft your passion - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafting by designs -  August Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Use a stamp or Digi Anywhere on your Project
Crafting by designs (monthly) - Anything Goes in July
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - July
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

 I'm off to the bat cave now to do some last minute makes for the summer fayre tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Sunday, 26 July 2015


Morning Peeps. Hope you are well.

My third card with the lovely 'December' Calendar Fairy. 
She's being released on 31st July here at Lili of the Valley.  Five more sleeps to go  :D

I have used :-
Snow Princess 8x8 paper pad
Purple sinamay from local craft shop
Ribbon/twine from Lidl 
Skeleton leaf
Snowflake dies from All Occasions & magazine freebie.
Flowers by Petaloo/Papermania/Prima
Adhesive pearls and gems
Buttons from stash
Graph'Its and Promarkers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Incy Wincy Designs - Things with Wings
Papertake Weekly - Build It Up
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes (with ribbon )
Deep Ocean - Christmas in July

Please leave me a comment if you stop by, I appreciate every single one of them.
Katrina x

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Tree fairy

Evening Peeps.

As promised, here is another sneak peek of the lovely 'Calendar Fairy - December' stamp from LOTV, being released at the end of the month.

I wrapped some adhesive paper lace (Kars) around a triangle of glittered/foiled paper from the 'Silent Night' 8x8 pad (Trimcraft), then attached it to my triangular base card. I stamped the fairy onto another paper from the same pack and cut her out (it's card weight so she stands up nicely). I coloured her in with some Graph'It markers 
Skin - 4115, 4150
Hair - 1210
Dress - 9201
Fur - 9500
Also, her wings have been blinged up with some glamour dust.

I made the baubles by punching circles from the green paper in the Timeless Victorian pad (LOTV), gluing them onto circles of white card and then covering with Glossy Accents. I twisted some white plastic coated wire into little hooks and attached to the card with a hot glue gun.

The greeting is from the Christmas Wishes set, stamped onto white paper and then layered onto the same paper that I used for the baubles.

Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
Crafty Calendar Challenge - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Deep Ocean - Christmas in July
 Incy Wincy Designs - Things with Wings 
Papertake Weekly - Build It Up
Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle and Shine 
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Christmas in July
ABC Christmas - O for Off the edge

Must dash, I've still got loads to make before the summer fete next Thursday (starting to panic a bit now at how much I've got left to do).

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Fairy sneak peek

Hello peeps, hope you are well. 
Welcome to my new followers, it's very exciting when I see the list has grown :D

A CAS card today with a sneaky peek of one of the LOTV stamps being released at the end of July.
There will be 12 new Christmas stamps and 12 fabulous calendar fairies.
This one is - you guessed it - December.

I've also used:-
papers from the Twas the Night 8x8 pad
X-cut stars and circles nesting dies
Christmas Wishes sentiment stamps
Graph'It markers including:-
5220 & 5245 for the dress
8260 & 8270 for the tree
1230 & 1270 for the wand

Crafting by designs - Get Ready for Christmas July edition!
Winter Wonderland - Traditional Christmas colours
Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
Crafty Calendar Challenge - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Die Cuttin' Diva - Christmas in July
Deep Ocean - Christmas in July 
Incy Wincy Designs - Things with Wings

I'll be back tomorrow with another card using this stamp.
Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Monday, 13 July 2015

Walk the Plank

Avast me hearties. 

I've been making cards with the Lili of the Valley Art Pads this week to speed up my card making a little.  It's not been entirely successful since I've only done four cards in two days :) but I'm having fun, and my mojo is being enticed back gradually.

I have  used
Sentiment Tags stamp set
Country Gent , Father Knows Best and Dress Shoppe papers, all from LOTV
MINI NAUTICAL SET ~ Impression Obsession dies
Buttons and netting from stash


Fab'n'Funky challenge - Inspired by a Song (Trumpet Hornpipe - theme from Captain Pugwash!)
The Ribbon Girl - Everything goes with an image
Crafting From The Heart - (Always) Anything Goes
Craft your passion - (Always) Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Furry Friends
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes w/option of Christmas in July
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/optional CYOC

I've got a busy week coming up, but I'll be back in blogland as soon as I can.
Katrina x

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Baby Steps

Afternoon Peeps, hope you are well.

Just sharing the inside step card I made at club on Thursday.
It just needed finishing off this morning as I had done everything apart from adding the tags. Then I planned to get on and make lots of cards for an upcoming fete.

Sadly my mojo has gone walkies.
Before deciding on this arrangement I wasted an hour moving around different colour tags/buttons/card candi. Then it took me two hours to make another card that I wasn't happy with. Grrrr.

So I've quit while I'm behind, and I'm now watching the tennis with some Pimms and strawberries :D

Anyway, I used papers from the 'Country Meadow' and the 'Always and Forever - Solids' paper pads.
Sentiment Tags Stamp set from LOTV
X-Cut heart punch
'baby' letters cut using Craft Robo
'NEW' letters cut by hand - I used the 'negative' part of some old chipboard letters to trace them out.
Forever Friends stickers from Docrafts

 Scrap & Craft Inspiration - Celebrations
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Sweet
Crafting by designs - Re-use or recycle (I've re-used the scrap from my chipboard letters as a template)

Ooh, almost forgot - there's a fab Summer Clearance Sale over at Lili of the Valley.
It's free worldwide shipping on all orders over £10 and there is a massive 50% off on selected lines and 20-25% off many other items. I've already had one spending spree :D

Ta ra for now,
Katrina x

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Just a little note

Evening peeps, and a warm welcome to my new followers - so glad to see you here.

This is a card I made before our long weekend away, I'm looking forward to getting back in my craft room tomorrow - this afternoon was reserved for nice long cuddles with the cat and watching Andy Murray :)

I just love this little fella, and he's now available on the LOTV website - Odd Dog - Handwritten.

He's stamped with black Memento and coloured in with Graph'Its.
I also used the black ink to distress the edges of the stars (cut using an X-cut die).

I've used a paper from the Heartfelt Paper Pad and roughened the edges with my scissors.
The background was done with the 'Distress' Textures Embossing Folder from Crafter's Companion.
I cut the musical notes using my Craft Robo and the sentiment is an old Polka Doodles stamp.

Dream Valley - Distressing
Crafty Boots- Stars or stripes
Crafts Galore - Use a stamp or Digi
Penny Black  - Anything goes with a sentiment
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes w/option of Christmas in July

That's all for now, I'll be back soon (mojo permitting)
Katrina x