Toucan Of My Afftection Card.


Today is an exciting day for Time For Tea Designs as it is new release day. I am sharing a shaker card featuring the new clear stamp set Toucan Do This available now.

I started the card by ink blending a card panel to fit my card base with Distress Oxide inks Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron. I flicked some Gansai Tambi white gold watercolour paint from a paintbrush to add some sparkle and set this aside to dry. Once dry I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo black ink.

Next I stamped the images using the Memento ink I selected the birds, tree branch, hearts and leaves on to some Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them with my Copic markers. I then cut them out with my scan n cut machine.

I used a circle die to cut out a window from the green panel and adhered some acetate on the back of the panel with a tape runner. I then adhered the images around the window with my tape runner.

To make the shaker element I placed 3 layers of foam tape around the window and around the edges of the card panel. I used an anti static powder tool around the window area then filled it with sequins. I used the Mardi Gras Parade mix from Doodles Paper Playground.

I then released the foam tape and adhered a card base to the panel to complete the card.

I hope you like it as much as I do.

Head over to Time For Tea Designs and use discount code T4TKATRINA10 to get 10% off your whole order including the new release stamps.

Take care for now.


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You Octopi My Heart Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card using images from Time For Tea Designs using clear stamp sets Shell Phone and Mermazing. I purchased a set of Arteza real brush markers a while ago and thought this was the perfect card to try them out.

To start the card I took a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and prepped it with an anti static powder tool. I then stamped the images with a Wow embossing pad and sprinkled with Wow Metallic Platinum super fine embossing powder. I used my heat tool to melt the embossing powder.

Next I coloured the images using the Arteza brush pens. Once this was done I cut the images out using my scan n cut machine and set them to one side.

I wanted to do some ink smooshing for the background. I scribbled some of the Arteza pens on to my glass mat and sprayed each colour with a little water. I used another piece of Bristol cardstock. I took one of my cello bags that I use to send my cards in and this is what I used to transfer the colour. I pressed the piece of cellophane into the first colour of pen ink then pressed it on to the card, moving it around a little to get the effect I wanted. I repeated this with each colour until I was happy with my background. I also splattered a little of each colour with a small paintbrush and set it aside to dry.

I heat embossed the sentiment to match the embossing of the sea creatures and then adhered the creatures to the background with a tape runner. I added some sequins from little things by Lucy with some liquid glue to complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you like the card. Take care for now. Katrina.

You can find the stamp sets at Create and Craft

New Crafty You Tube Channel


I just wanted to drop by today to share my new You Tube channel with you.

I have been debating starting a channel for a while and a few weeks ago I took the plunge.

I hope you will pop over and subscribe if you like what I do.

I currently have two tutorials and a Haul video. Click on the links below to view.

Mermaid Hello Card

One Layer Tag

Haul video February 2019

I hope you like them.

Take care for now. Until next time.


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Thank You card


Today I am sharing a Thank you card using an emboss resist technique.

I made this card as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme. This card was made for the easy ink bleding techniques class. Normally gravitate towards florals for emboss resist on an inked background so to challenge myself I wanted to try something different.

I started cutting a piece of Neenah solar white 80lb cardstock the same size as my card base. I then used purple Tape to mask off a large strip of the card.

Next I selected some stamps from the Altenew stamp set Garden Grow. I arranged them on the card to make a small scene. Once I was happy with the placement I took my anti static powder bag and used it in the area to be stamped. I then mounted each stanp on to an acrylic block and used Wow embossing pad to stamp each image on to the strip of card.

I covered the stamped images in Ranged Princess Gold embossing powder, tapping off the excess powder I then used my heat tool to set it.

Now I had my images I selected Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Mowed Lawn to blend the background over the stamped images using a round blending tool.

Once I had done this I used a small paint brush and flicked some water over the area, using a paper towel to soak up the excess water.

Once this was dry I carefully removed the purple tape. I heat embossed a sentiment which I took from the Heartfelt Sentiments set by Altenew.

To complete the card I added some sequins and attached the card to the card base.

I love how the gold embossing catches the light. The Altenew class definitely made me think about different stamps I will use in the future for emboss resist and how important it is to challenge myself to try different things.

Thanks for dropping by.


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Floral card


Today I am sharing a floral Thank You card.

I am currently taking part in the Altenew Educator Certification Programme and the first classes are layering. This is something fairly new to me, although I have used layering stanps before they are not something I usually go for due to my love of colouring. The classes are very inspiring and I was keen to continue making cards with layering stamps after my first class.

For this card I used an Altenew layering stamp set called Remember This.

I started by making a card base from Neenah 110lb cardstock. Following the layering guide I downloaded from Altenew. I Started with the black outline image then adding the layers which add the detail, in order using the coloured inks going a darker shade each time. I used the purple shades mainly because it is my favourite colour!

Once I had stanped the main flower image I made a mask and stanped more images so the slightly overlapped. I added the leaves and buds. Once I had stamped out all my images I roughly masked the stamped area.

I then used the Deep Iris ink and put some on to an acrylic block and mixed with a small amount of water. I took a paint brush and flicked the ink from the edge of the block over the card making small splatters. Next I did a simelar process only this time I used Champagne Gold watercolour paint from Gansai Tambi starrry colours and I tapped my brush to give bigger splatters.

To finish the card I stamped a Thank You sentiment for the Altenew stamp set Heartfelt Sentiments using the Deep Iris Ink.

I like how the card turned out and I am now becoming more confident with layering stamps.

Take Care for now. Until next time.


You can get your supplies from Altenew

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Never stop dreaming card

Hello. Happy New Year.

I just wanted to say Thank You to each and every one of you who follow me, like and comment on my posts. It means the world.

Today I am sharing a card using the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit for December 2018.

I started by arranging my stamps on to get a rough layout for my card. Once I was happy I stamped the two fairies and the ladybird on to Neenah solar white 80lb cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Next I stamped the same images on to some masking paper and cut them out. I then placed the masks over these images. I could then stamp the flowers over the fairy and ladybird. Each time I stamped a flower I made a mask and added it to my scene.

You need to make sure the images you want towards the front or on top of something are stamped first.

Once my images were all stamped and masked I used Distress Oxide inks to blend a background. I used picked raspberry and salty ocean. Once I was happy I Spitzed it with water and lifted the water with a paper towel and then removed the masks.

Now I was able to start colouring. I used copic markers.

Once the images were coloured I added a sentiment and some falling dandelion seeds. I did this by stamping the sentiment in Wow embossing pad then sprinkled with Wow embossing powder super fine metalic platinum. I then used a heat gun to set it.

I finished off the card adding some sparkle to the wings of the fairies using the sparkle pen included in the kit.

I hope you like it. I am really happy with the scene.

Thanks for dropping by.

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Take care for now.


Autumnal card

Hello everyone from chilly England. I hope you are well. Today I am my latest Design Team make for The Little Paper Tree.

I started by stamping images from the Seasonal Sweeties stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps. I Stamped the girl, cat and a handful of leaves on to copic friendly cardstock. I then used my Copic markers to colour the images in.
Next I worked on the background.I had originally planned a galaxy but I was inspired by a YouTube video by Shari Carroll where she made a page for her art journal using Distress Oxides, showing how to make this type of background and I knew it would fit perfectly.

I took a piece of cold pressed watercolour card and attached it to my craft mat using purple tape. I selected Distress inks in autumn colours to use. I tapped the first colour of ink on to an acrylic block then sprayed with water. I then placed the block onto the paper in random areas, twisting the block to move the ink around. I then dried with a heat tool before moving on to the next colour and repeated for each colour, drying between each colour. Once I was happy with how it looked I used a gold watercolour paint and flicked it over the background. I love the effect and was really pleased with how it turned out.

Next I heat embossed a sentiment from the stamp set on to vellum with gold embossing powder. I then trimmed down the background to be slightly smaller than my card base so it left a small white border. I then attached the strip of vellum to the background byfolding it around the back and attaching with a tape runner. I then used double sided tape to adhere the background to the base as the watercolour card is quite thick.
I attached the images using a tape runner to complete the card.

I am really pleased with how it turned out. I hope you like it too.

Take care for now.


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Design Team for The Little Paper Tree. You can find my card on The Little Paper Tree blog