Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Forever Friends Easter Card

Hi everyone,

Another Easter card from me this evening, which I have sent to my Gran.

The Forever Friends image was part of some decoupage sheets that I got free with DoCrafts Creativity Magazine a year or two ago. I picked the image first and then picked the patterned paper and other elements to match. The paper is from the Boofle paper pack and the other things were from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

J & C Creations - Easter

Katie xx

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Spring Tags

Hey guys,

I took part in a tag swap in one of the facebook groups that I belong to and the theme was "Spring", so here are the tags that I made...

I love this little bird - it's so cute! It was from a decoupage sheet I had free with DoCrafts Creativity Magazine a year or two ago. The backing paper is from the DoCrafts Spots & Stripes pastel range and I love the blue striped washi tape that I found in a local card shop in Exeter. I had been drooling over the washi tape that people had been showing on facebook pages so was over the moon when I found these one day!

I kept to the pastel colours and found this dragon fly in my stash - no idea where it came from!

You may recognise this image from an Easter Card that I made recently. It's by Hobby Art and this time I coloured the birds in using Cobalt Blue Promarker, B32 copic pen and Lemon Promaker. I kept this tag simple with just a dark blue mat behind the image to make it stand out. 

I again used blue and yellow for this bird which is a stamp by Docrafts. I then used a corner of DoCrafts filigree paper that I had left over.

I had some gorgeous Spring Tags in return and am going to be Smash*booking them!

I would like to enter these tags into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Easter/Spring
Papertake Weekly - Easter Treats

Thanks for looking.

Katie xx

Monday, 18 March 2013

Easter birdies!

Good evening!

Well I did loads of crafting over the weekend and I really enjoyed it. I did a bit of Smash*ing, a bit of my 2012 daybook and some cards. All of which I will share with you at some point.

Here is one of the cards that I made - an Easter card for my in-laws.

The stamp is by Hobby Art and is another one that I borrowed from my Mum! I love birds so couldn't wait to colour in this fab image and use it on a card. I used promarkers and copics to colour it in the following colours:
Birds: Lemon and Primrose
Flowers: Fuchsia Pink
Leaves: Holly, Forest Green + G21
Nest + branches: E57, E59

I coloured in the image a week or so ago and was amazed when I found papers that went perfectly with it in my stash. The layout is quie simple but I wanted the image to be the main focus.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking.

Katie xx

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Another Mother's Day Card

Evening everyone,

I hope you are all cosy and warm inside this evening - couldn't believe about some people being trapped in their cars for 12 hours - must have been awful.

This evening I am going to share the Mother's Day card that I made for my Mum.

For this card I again used the Spots and Stripes Pastel papers from DoCrafts and another one of the filigree papers from the Vintage Notes range from DoCrafts which I cut into a circle. The other bits and pieces are from my stash. 

The stamp is a lovely little Country Companions mouse from DoCrafts. As I had used pastel colours I thought it would be a girl mouse and that I would give her some nice clothes to wear! I stamped the image onto some white card, then I stamped the t-shirt part of the image onto the pink stripe card and the wellies onto spotty card. I then coloured in her head and belly using copics: E35, E57, E59 (browns) E51, E53 (creams) and R20 for her ear and nose. Finally I cut out all the individual parts and stuck them on another stamped image so that they all fit together.

I'm pleased with how it turned out and my mum liked it too. I even gave her a lesson on colouring the mouse during the afternoon on Sunday!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

My Mum's Craft Shop - Spring has Sprung
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring or Pastel
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Buttons or Bows
Papertake Weekly - 1,2,3 (1 bow, 2 flowers, 3 letters)
Allsorts - Spring Time

Thank you to my regular readers for all the lovely comments - I love to read them!

Katie x

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Mother's Day Card

Evening folks,

This evening I am going to share the card I have made for my Mother-In-Law for Mother's Day. I have used the fab Spots and Stripes Pastel papers from DoCrafts. I have to say that these papers wouldn't have been my first choice but I had some vouchers to spend so I did buy them. I am now really glad I did as I have used them for quite a few cards. They are perfect for Easter and Mother's Day cards as they make me think of Spring!

I think the stamp is by Penny Black, but not I'm certain as it is one of my Mum's. We have a great arrangement whereby whenever one of us buys a stamp the other gets a load of the stamped image!! I then coloured it in using copics.

I also cut a circle from the filigree paper from the Vintage Notes range from Docrafts and added a flower and bow that I was lucky enough to win in a card challenge with Crafty Bloggers Network. I seem to have been lucky recently as I won a massive bag of flowers for that, then I won some blog candy and I also won a few bits from the Coffee Break Teaser in the DoCrafts Creativity Magazine. They say things happen in threes so I guess that's it now, or maybe I should buy a lottery ticket!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

My Mum's Craft Shop - Spring has Sprung
Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring or Pastel
Whoopsi Daisy - 2 patterned papers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (Mother's Day Card)

Thanks for looking and hope you are all having a crafty evening!

Katie x

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Peach Card

Hi everyone,

Well I have been busy doing a lot of crafting over the last week so need to take photos of everything and blog them for you! Here is another Thank You card that I made. You might have seen me use the Penny Black Hedgehog image before. I love this image - it's so versatile as I colour the flowers to match whatever papers I am using. These papers come from the First Edition "New Leaf" paper pack and I used coral and honeycomb promarkers to colour the flowers on the image. These two colours together match perfectly with the peach coloured papers.

I hope you like this card. I would like to enter it into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
DoCrafts Card Makers Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.

Katie x