Friday, 8 December 2017

Hello Lovely for LOTV

Hello lovely peeps, and welcome to my new follower :o)


Just popping in to tell you about Lili of the Valley's Facebook challenge for December - it's Anything Goes this month, so nice and easy.

For my inspiration card I've used Thoroughly Modern Misses - January with a winter birthday theme.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

It's Christmoose

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It's the first Saturday of the month (aargh, it's December already) so it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar. Our theme this month is "It's Christmas".

We have two fab sponsors this month:- 


and 



For my inspiration card I've used Moose Ornaments from Bugaboo, which I printed onto Simply the Best card from Limetree Crafts and coloured with Promarkers/Flexmarkers (with a couple of Graph'Its/Marvy markers thrown in).


To turn the picture into a bauble I die-cut it into a circle and then cut out the cap and hook shape* from a scrap of yellow card. I edged both pieces with Antique Linen distress ink and added a green organza bow. 

* (I enlarged the 'red' bauble on my computer until it was the same size as my die-cut circle, printed it onto thin paper and cut it out to make a template)


Other ingredients:-
computer sentiment using Troutkings font
Cookin Cookies papers from Nitwit
Sizzix holly die
standard 2 hole punch
white uni-ball gel pen
red card
3D foam

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:- 
 The Ribbon Girls Any image
Catch The Bug  merry and bright
Fab 'n' Funky #373 Christmas
Crafting By Designs December Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog #357 Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Cream Cake

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For today's card I've used Cream Cake by Lili of the Valley which I stamped once onto thin white card and again onto my background card. I coloured the first version in with Promarkers and fussy cut it out before glueing it on top of the second version.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Forever Friends Bear on Throwback Tuesday

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For today's card I've used a Forever Friends stamp from Docrafts, dated 2008. When I first started buying my own cards as a teenager (many moons ago) I invariably bought one with a FF bear on it so when the images came out as rubber stamps I couldn't resist buying a few.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Tug of War

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Just popping in to show you the birthday card that I made for my sister (Happy Birthday Clairey). She has a black labrador puppy and is spending lots of time training him at the moment so I thought this LOTV image was perfect for her card.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Dear Alice

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Today's card features the Gorjuss stamp Dear Alice. I was in need of some colouring therapy in the week so I dug out one of my pre-stamped images to play with.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Candles for LOTV

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This is my final sneak peek of the new Lili of the Valley stamps being released next Friday. This cutie is Candles, isn't he adorable?

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Sailing Boat on Throwback Tuesday

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Just a quick post today to show you another oldie that I've stamped up - this is 'Sailing Boat' from Lili of the Valley, coloured with Promarkers.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Koala Bear for LOTV

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Woo hoo! We now have a release date for the Novem-bears at Lili of the Valley, which will be Friday 24th November.

In addition to the Alpha-Bears there will be Num-Bears (numbers) and 16 brand new character bears. I would like to introduce you to Koala - isn't he adorable?

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Floral Sympathy Card

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This was a hard card to make because I wanted it to be perfect (which of course it isn't). One of my work colleagues lost her 14 year old daughter and everyone at work is heartbroken for her family.  This is the card I made for us all to sign.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Xmas Alpha Bears

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I've got another make to show you using the Alpha Bears that are being released at Lili of the Valley later in the month. These bears are so versatile, I can see me using them a lot. There will also be lots of word ending stamps to accompany them - appy, ishes, irthday etc., one of which I have used here.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Monday, 6 November 2017

New Alpha Bears sneek peak

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Lili of the Valley have some fabulous new NovemBear stamps coming out this month, including a full alphabet set which I have used to make this door hanging.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Gifts Galore in Autumn Colours

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It's the first Saturday of the month so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar. Our theme for November is 'Autumn Colours'.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Deer to Me

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I didn't expect to do a second post today but as I was making this card I realized that the MFT challenge that I wanted to enter it in was about to close :o)

Sketchy Flowers on Throwback Tuesday

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This week's Throwback Tuesday features some old scribbly flower stamps by Artemio. There's no date on the packet, but they were on QVC when Dawn Bibby was still presenting so they're donkey's years old :0)

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Make you feel my love

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Just popping in to show you a commissioned wedding card that I made.

My customer wanted the lyrics from 'Make you feel my love' as a background (written by Bob Dylan, sung by Adele) so I added them with the text tool in Craft Artist using Galeforce BTN font and put a 'material' from the Paper Town digikit behind.


Other ingredients
6"x6" card blank
Funky Heart dies by X-Cut
The Promise 8"x8" paper pad from Trimcraft
Centurion Alphabet die by X-Cut
Gorjuss 8"x8" paper pad
Ampersand die from the Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet 
Wedding charm from Docrafts
Walnut Stain distress ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
C.R.A.F.T. #439 add ribbon and distress your card
Craft-Dee BowZ  CDB54 Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Get Creative Challenges #63 Wedding
Really Reasonable Ribbon #174 Anything Goes with Ribbon 
Moving along with the Times #57 add a charm or tag
Just Keep on Creating October Anything Goes

  Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Computer Fun

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For today's card I've used one of the retired art pads from Lili of the Valley, now available in digital format at Lili of the Valley as a 'Simply Print'. This image is called Computer Fun.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Fall Float

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For today's card I've used 'Fall Float' by Stampendous, featuring the ever so cute House Mouse.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Double the Trouble

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Since we have two digi sponsors this month at Crafty Calendar we are having a Challenge Reminder post. This time I've done a card with one of the fab images from All Dressed Up called Double the Trouble.



Thursday, 19 October 2017

Thoroughly Modern Misses from LOTV

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Just popping in to show you one of the twelve fabulous new 'Thoroughly Modern Misses' being released at Lili of the Valley on Monday - this is January.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Brusho Squirrel

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Today's card features the Squirrel from the Little Acorn stamp set by Sheena Douglass.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Emma Shoes on Throwback Tuesday

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I'm back with another one of the first Lili of the Valley stamps that I bought, to tie in with the Retro challenge on the LOTV Facebook page

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Hello Freddy

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It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar and the theme is month is Halloween

We are sponsored by 



and


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Fairy Tiptoe on Throwback Tuesday

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As I mentioned last week, I have run out of older cards to show you so I will showcase my older stamps on Throwback Tuesdays from now on.

By happy coincidence the theme for this month's Lili of the Valley Challenge is 'Retro' - make something with the first LOTV image you bought (or one of the first if you can't remember exactly).


Monday, 2 October 2017

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Bloomin Lovely

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For today's card I've used PaperArtsy's JOFY Collection 11

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Chunky Snow on Throwback Tuesday

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Today's Throwback Tuesday card features Leonie Pujol's Christmas Entwined Collection

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Bird Crazy after Crete

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Apologies for missing Throwback Tuesday this week - hubby and I have been in Crete on holiday and I wasn't able to get enough posts ready before we went.

We had a smashing time. The hotel was fab and the weather was gorgeous - about 34 degrees most days.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Thursday, 14 September 2017

More from the Furry Choir

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I'm back with another card made with Furry Choir from Lili of the Valley, and to remind you that you still have one day left to enter this month's challenge on Facebook.

Make anything using a LOTV image and at least 2 of these colours