Monday, 23 April 2018

Bundle of Love on Launch Day

Hello lovely peeps

 
It's launch day at Lili of the Valley, woo hoo! All the New Beginnings digi stamps and Simply Prints will be available from 12 noon, along with four new alphabet sets and baby related sentiments.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Peas in a Pod for LOTV

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As promised, I have a sneaky peek of one of the new designs being released at Lili of the Valley on Monday. For speed I've used one of the gorgeous new Simply Prints  - it's called (yes, you guessed it) 'Peas in a Pod'.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Princess Belle

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Firstly I want to let you know that there are some gorgeous 'New Beginnings' stamps being released soon at Lili of the Valley, so watch this space for some sneaky peeks :o)

For today's card I've used the gorgeous Belle Simply Print from the last release at LOTV. By adding a couple of extra images I've turned her into a princess.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Unicorns Galore

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


Sorry I've left it so long in between posts. Between training for my first 10k race in May and doing loads of overtime last month I've not had much time/energy left for crafting. I hope you will bear with me while I find my way back into my 'crafty zone' :o)

For today's card I've used the second set of unicorns available from Simply Sweet Stamps. These are so cute, just perfect for little girls.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Buttons and Bows

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It's the first Saturday of the month and our new challenge at Crafty Calendar is 'Buttons and/or Bows'

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Layered Flowers

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I've got a CAS card to show you today, made with the 'Layered Flowers' set of stamps from Hunkydory.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Sweet Birthday on Throwback Tuesday

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Today's oldie is from the Micey Day set by Penny Black from 2009. coloured with Distress Markers.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Pink Coffee for Lili of the Valley

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Today's card is using one of the lovely new girls from Lili of the Valley - this one is Coffee.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

On the Railroad for Throwback Tuesday

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Just popping in to show you a quick card that I made with the 'On the Railroad' stamp set by Tim Holtz from 2012.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Purrfect Couple

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I've got another embossed card for you today, this time using the Purrfect set from Simply Sweet Stamps and a Catitudes folder from Crafters Companion.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Man's Best Friend on Throwback Tuesday

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This week's oldie is Man's Best Friend from Lili of the Valley which was released in 2013. I love this little chap in his cap, I have several different stamps which feature him. I don't actually have this one so I stamped up my Mum's :o)

Sunday, 11 March 2018

James Bear on Mothering Sunday

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Just popping to show you the Mother's Day card that I made for my Mum using James Daisy from Lili of the Valley. He's not available any more in rubber but you can get him as a digi here.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

First Birthday card with a NumBear

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I've got a first birthday card to show you today, using one of the NumBears from Lili of the Valley.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Harbour Scene on Throwback Tuesday

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Today's golden oldie is a rubber stamp from Inca Stamp called Harbour Scene. I bought it second-hand about three or four years ago I think, and it's the first time I've inked it up.  Judging by the ink staining on the wood it was well loved and used by it's previous owner.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Beautiful Curls for Lili of the Valley

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I have some good news and some bad news to share with you.

The good news is that there are 12 gorgeous new images being released at Lili of the Valley today, including this girl with fabulous hair - she is called Curls.

More good news (for me) is that the main Lili of the Valley Design Team and the Design Collective (who were helping out with the odd release and making cards for the Facebook challenges) have merged back into one team, so I am officially on the Lili of the Valley Design Team. Woo hoo!

Now for the bad news. If you didn't catch the newsletter last Wednesday, Lili of the Valley will not be selling rubber stamps for at least the next 6 months as they currently don't have the space/time/resources.

This means that any new releases (including today's) will only be available as Digital stamps, not in rubber/clear stamps. Hopefully this is only a temporary measure, I will let you know if I receive any updates.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Fluffy Hugs for Crafty Calendar Challenge

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It's the first Saturday of the month and our new challenge at Crafty Calendar is 'Add a tag or...make one'

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Fairy Birdhouse Sneak Peek for LOTV

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There are 12 lovely new images coming out on Monday at Lili of the Valley, including four fairies. This one is called Birdhouse.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Leaf Cluster on Throwback Tuesday

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This week's Throwback Tuesday card has been made with stamps by Sheena Douglass - Autumn Leaves from the A Little Bit Sketchy range and the Rose Set from the Paint Fusion range.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

New Home Card for Simply Sweet Stamps

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For today's card I've used another of the sets from Simply Sweet Stamps, this one is called Spring Has Sprung.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Unicorn Rainbow on Launch Day

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Woo hoo! It's launch day for Simply Sweet Stamps, have you been saving your pennies? :D

There are ten different sets, which are available for you to get straight away in digi format. If digis are not your thing then you can pre-order them as rubber stamp sets instead.


So, here is my second card made with the Fabulous Unicorns set.




As usual, I designed my project in CraftArtist, positioning everything on a 15cm square. The rainbow was created with the Shapes tool - I made transparent circles with thick coloured outlines and laid one inside the other before cropping it down to a quarter circle.  This took quite a while to get right so to save you time I've included it here for you to download if you would like it (also added to my Freebies page).


I printed the rainbow, clouds and sentiment onto Sheena's Stamping Card then went over each colour of the rainbow one at a time with a wet paintbrush to give it a watercolour look.

The unicorn was printed off separately onto thinner card and coloured with pencils before cutting it out with a small border.

Please pop over to the Simply Sweet Stamps blog to see the samples made by my talented teamies with the other stamp sets - you will also find links of where you can buy them.


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Paper Shelter Challenge #327 Things that fly
Dream Valley Challenges # 173 Things with wings
Sparkles Forum Challenges #101 Clean and Simple

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Thursday, 22 February 2018

All Shapes and Sizes for Simply Sweet Stamps

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I've got another card for you today using the Purrfect set from the new 'Simply Sweet Stamps' brand. Only one more sleep until you will be able to get your hands on them :D

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Purrfect for Simply Sweet Stamps

Hello lovely peeps


Just popping in to show you another set of stamps from the new brand 'Simply Sweet Stamps' which will be available from Friday from their Etsy shop and also from Lili of the Valley.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Fast and Fabulous on Throwback Tuesday

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Today's Throwback Tuesday card features Some 'Two-Step Stampin' stamps called 'Fast and Fabulous' from Stampin' Up, which I think are from 2011/2012?

Monday, 19 February 2018

Fabulous Unicorn sneak peek for Simply Sweet Stamps

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I'm incredibly excited today as I get to tell you about a new brand being launched under the Lili of the Valley umbrella on Friday (23rd Feb) called 'Simply Sweet Stamps'.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Serena in a spin

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I've got a spinner card for you today which I made with 'Serena has a sign' from Stamping Bella.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Family Tree Frame

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I've got a home decor piece to show you today which I made with a few simple dies.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Bunny Shaker Card on Throwback Tuesday

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Some exciting news today - Retro Rubber Challenge are having me as a Guest Designer. How fabulous is that? By happy coincidence it ties in very nicely with my Throwback Tuesday feature :D

Monday, 12 February 2018

White on white with James Bear

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Just popping in to show you a commissioned card I made using James Big Sign from Lili of the Valley. I enlarged the digi in CraftArtist and added my own text using Youngsook BTN font.

Friday, 9 February 2018

The Workbench for LOTV

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The theme for this month's challenge at Lili of the Valley is 'One for the Boys'.
For my card I've used 'The Workbench' which I printed onto watercolour card and coloured with Distress Markers.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Dog Egghead for Bloobel

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This is my first make for the Bloobel Digi DT, using one of the new egg shaped characters - this is Dog Egghead.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Birdcage Sympathy Card on Throwback Tuesday

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For Throwback Tuesday this week I have some silhouette stamps by My Cute Stamps from 2008 which I have made into a little scene.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

When Superheroes Get Old

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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 this month is '2 or more layers' so I have decoupaged my main character and the sentiment

Friday, 2 February 2018

Lizard Luck

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Just popping in to show you a commissioned card I made. It's for someone starting a new job in the Middle East so my brief was 'desert'.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Rosie Posy in Pencils on Throwback Tuesday

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Today's card features Rosie Posy from Lili of the Valley which was first released in 2011. I've used the rubber version but although that has now been retired you can still get her as a digi here.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Sabrina Loves the Spa

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 Today's card features an Uptown Girl stamp from Stamping Bella called 'Sabrina Loves the Spa'

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Train Sneak Peek for LOTV

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There are some lovely vintage watercolour Simply Prints coming out at Lili of the Valley soon. This one is 'Train'. Other new designs are Cricket, Cycling, Football Golf, Liner, Motorbike and Bi-Plane.

Friday, 26 January 2018

Oliver Texting

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Just popping in to show you the card I made for my young cousin's birthday. I've used Oliver Texting which was released as a rubber stamp last week at Lili of the Valley (I've had the digi version of him for a while).

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Bloomin Lovely

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It's day 10 of  The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge and I've managed to take part every day so far. As well as enjoying the colouring therapy I'm having great fun inking up all the stamps I've bought that haven't seen the light of day yet :o)

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Bunny ATC on Throwback Tuesday

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Today's oldie but goodie stamp is from the Penny Black clear stamp set 'Touch of Whimsy' which was part of my prize for winning the Penny Black category in Cardmaker of the Year for 2011. The background may look familiar if you saw yesterday's post - I was quite pleased with how my random ink smooshing came out so I took a colour copy on my printer to use on another project :o)

Monday, 22 January 2018

Ranunculus Field

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I've got an 8x8 card to show you today, using Ranunculus Field from Stampendous. It's great for repeat stamping as the shape of the right hand side fits in snugly with the left hand side.