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New Crafty You Tube Channel

Hello.

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.

Katrina.

You can also follow me on instagram @craftylemur

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Purrfect Birthday Card

Hello.

Today I am sharing a clean and simple card that is quick and easy to make. Perfect for those last minute makes when you need a card in a hurry.

I started by stamping the cat image from Time For Tea Designs stamp set Mew are Pawsome.

I used Memento Tuxedo black Ink to stamp the cat holding balloons image on to Xpress it blending card.

I coloured the image using Copic Markers. I then run it through my Scan N Cut machine to cut the image out.

Next I worked on the background. I took a white card base and distress Oxide inks in Twisted Citron and Tumbled glass and blended them in the bottom left corner of the card to create a background for the cat.

I then stamped the sentiments on the card in Versafine ink.

I cut a strip of black spotty card and adhered it along the edge of the card using a tape runner then used foam pads to attach the cat image to the blended area. This completes the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina

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The ‘mew are pawesome’ stamp set is available for Time For Tea Designs website.

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Floral speedy recovery card.

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card I made for The Little Paper Tree I used a stanp set by Avery Elle called ‘spring bouquet.’

I started the card by stamping the main floral image from the stamp set on to white cardstock. I then coloured it with my Copic Markers. I cut it out and placed it to one side.

Next I made a card base using white cardstock. I used the new Picket Fence Studios life changing brushes to blend some colour on to the card for the background with Distress Oxide inks. Working from the bottom left corner where the flowers will be placed. I started with worn lipstick and blended into spun sugar. I then spritzed some water over the ink and took off the excess water with a paper towel. To add some more interest to the background I mixed some of the worn lipstick ink with some water and flicked it over the background using a paintbrush.
To finish the card i added sentiments from the stamp set. I stamped the ‘wishing you a’ and ‘speedy recovery’ using black ink. I then adhered the flowers to the bottom corner using a tape runner and snipped of the excess stalks with scissors along the bottom of the card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina

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Mermaid hello card.

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card using a stamp set called Swimming by to say Hi from Time For Tea Designs.

To make the card I started by stamping the cute mermaid image from the stamp set on to some Xpress it blending card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I them coloured the image using my Copic markers. I used the coordinating die and ran it through my big shot die cutting machine.

Next I used a piece of white cardstock and selected three colours of Distress Oxide inks, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China and Salty Ocean to blend the background. Once I had done this I used a distress sprayer to spritz some water on to the blended panel and soaked up the excess water with a piece of paper towel. I then took some Gansai Tambi white gold watercolour paint from the starry colors collection, mixed it with some water and flicked it over my background with a paint brush. This added some nice shine.

I then adhered my mermaid to the centre of the card using a tape runner before stamping my sentiments. I took the ‘swimming by’ and ‘to say’ sentiments and stamped them above the mermaid then stamped the ‘Hi’ sentiment below her. I also stamped some fish in the background using Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke.

To complete the card I added a few sequins.

The swimming by to say hi stamp set is available to purchase exclusively on Create and Craft TV, follow the link below and take a look at the other cute clear stamp and die sets available. International delivery is available.

Thanks for dropping by. Take care for now.

Katrina.

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To visit Create and Craft and purchase the stamp set click here

To visit the Time For Tea Designs website click here

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Thinking Of You Card

Hello.

Today I am sharing a Thinking of you card to show that you can stretch those valentines stamps and images throughout the year.

I started by printing the main image from Time For Tea Designs. It is a digital stamp called Phoebe Hugs. I used my Copic Markers to colour it in. I then cut it out using my Scan N Cut.

Next I worked on the background. I worked straight on to my card base, using some purple tape to mask off a section of the left hand side to blend some ink using a round blending tool. I used Distress Oxides. Carved Pumpkin for the top portion and Mustard Seed for the lower. Once this was dry I used a small heart stamp and stamped randomly over the inks in the same colour to add a subtle pattern to the area. I stamped a Thinking Of You sentiment using black ink.

I used a tape runner to attach the main image to the centre of the white portion of the card. Then attached some sequins to match the colour scheme to complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

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Visit Time For Tea Designs to see more cute digital stamps.

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Pawfect Birthday Card

Hello.

Today I sharing a card using one of the new release digi stamps by Time For Tea Designs.

I printed my image out on Xpress it blending card and coloured it using my Copic markers. I then cut it out with my Scan N Cut machine.

I then blended the background using Distress Oxide inks Dusty Concord and Peacock feathers. I spritzed this with my water spray and soaked up any excess water with a piece of kitchen towel.

Once this was dry I used a paint brush and splattered some Gansai Tambi watercolour white gold and yellow gold from the starry colors collection.

Next I cut a strip of black card and heat embossed a sentiment from MFT stamps ‘New Best Friend’ set using Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder.

To complete the card I attached the sentient and the image to the background panel and adhered this to a card base.

The release is now live so head over to Time For Tea Designs and take a look at the cute new images available to download now.

Take care for now.

Katrina

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Gamer Galaxy Card

Hello.

Today I am sharing a galaxy inspired card I made for the Altenew Educator Certification Programme. This card was made for the class ‘for the guys.’ Focusing on cards for boys and men is not always easy. I was inspired by a lot of ideas in this class and decided to blend a galaxy .

Galaxy backgrounds are always good fun. Each time will give a different result.

To blend the background I used some Arches cold pressed watercolour card. I selected Distress inks in various colours. Starting with yellow I blended 2 spots then added orange, pink then started another area blending pink and purple. Once the brighter colours were down I went between the areas with blue then dark blue. Then I added black working in form each edge. There is no right or wrong way to blend a galaxy and it will always look worst before it looks good but keep going.

Once the background was dry I used a paint brush and splattered some white gauche and some Gansai Tambi stary colours. White gold watercolour over the galaxy.

Once the background was finished I worked on the images. I stamped the controller image from the Altenew set ‘Best Dad ‘twice in Memento tuxedo black ink. I then coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with my Scan n Cut.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the Altenew set ‘Heartfelt Sentiments’ on to the background using white embossing powder. I then attached the controller images using a tape runner.

To complete the card I attached the finished panel to a card base.

I love how the card turned out and the class has taught me new ways to make masculine cards.

Take care for now.

Katrina

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Unicorn Shaker Card

Hello.

It’s been a little while since I shared a shaker card but when I saw that Doodles Paper Playground were having a Birthday giveaway and contest I decided it was the perfect opportunity to share one to join in the fun #showmeyourshaker.

I immediately though of my cloud dies from Honey Bee stamps and some unicorns would be perfect for a shaker. This is how I made the card.

I started by cutting a card panel from Neenah 80lb to 4 and 1/4 by 5 and a 1/2 inches. I also cut 2 pieces of fun foam to the same size.

I placed 3 of the cloud dies from the Honey Bee Stamps set ‘Partly Cloudy’ on to my piece of card. Once I was happy with the placement I ran it through my Big Shot die cutting machine.

Next I used Distress Oxide inks in Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Squeezed Lemonade to add some colour to the card panel. I then used a Distress sprayer to spritz the panel with water and used a price of kitchen towel to soak up any excess.

I stamped out some images from The My Favourite Things stanp set Magical Unicorns and coloured them using Copic markers. I used my Scan n Cut to them out.

I stamped a sentiment from the MFT set and I adhered the images to the panel.

Next I worked on the shaker element. I adhered the 2 pieces of fun foam together. I then lined up the clouds from the front panel and cut 3 sections out of the fun foam that were slightly larger than the clouds.

I took a piece of acetate and adhered it to the back of the front card panel and adhered the fun foam panel on top of the acetate. Once the glue was dry I filled each of the cloud holes with sequins.

I took a card base and used the Distress inks to blend ink where the clouds would sit. Once this was day I brushed over the area with an anti static powder tool.

To complete the card I adhered the card base on top of the fun foam.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

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Baby card.

Congrats baby card.
Hello, today I am sharing a baby card for The Little Paper Tree using the Heffy Doodle Eggcellent news stamp set.
When i saw the set I knew I wanted to make a scene card card but I wanted to do something a little different to one big scene.
Head over to The Little Paper Tree blog for all the details of how I made this card.
Katrina

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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.

Katrina