Purrfect Birthday Card

Hello. I hope you are well. Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs using the cute clear stamp set called Mew are Pawsome

I started by masking off a section of a card base to ink blend on. I used a round blending tool and blended Distress Oxide inks in Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade. I then spritzed the inked area with water and soaked up any excess with a paper towel. I also flicked from a paintbrush some White Gold and Champagne Gold Gansai Tambi watercolor to add some shine. It’s hard to see the shine from the pictures.

I set the background aside to dry and worked on the images.

I stamped the cat and hat images and coloured them in with Copic markers. To make the cake I stamped the fish image then made a mask to place over the top. Once the mask was in place I stamped the candle on the top and the cupcake below the fish. I then removed the mask and coloured the image with my markers.

Once the images were cut out I adhered them to the background panel with a tape runner. To complete the card I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I used my Misti so I could give it a couple of stamps over the shiney watercolour.

This completes the card.

Until next time.

Katrina

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Places You’ll Flamingo Card

Hello. I hope you are well.

The flamingos on the Lawn Fawn stamp set Flamingo Together get me thinking about one of the items on my bucket list which is to visit Aruba. I decided to use this as inspiration for my card.

I started the card by stamping some flamingos on to some Copic friendly cardstock. I then coloured them using my Copic Markers, I did the same with the palm trees, cut them all out and put them to one side.

Next I worked on the background. I took a piece of white cardstock to make a card base and blended my Distress Oxides straight on top. I masked an area for the sky and blended salty ocean. I then masked the sky to blend the sea using peacock feathers. I used antique linen for the sand, making sure there was a small white space between the sand and sea areas to represent the waves.

Once the background was dry I stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo black ink and used foam squares to adhere the flamingos. I the adhered the palm trees using a tape runner to complete the card.

Take care for now

Katrina

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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.

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Fox Birthday Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card I made inspired by the ‘let it shine’ class from Altenew Academy.

This class is all about different ways to add shine to cards.

To start the card I used Altenew stamp set ‘Hug Me’. I stamped the fox holding balloons and decided to use bright colours. I used my Copic markers to colour the image. I the cut it out using my Scan N Cut machine. I then added glossy accents to the balloons and set it aside to dry.

Next I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the same stamp set in black ink on to a card base I cut a strip of glitter cardstock and adhered this to the edge of the card. I then adhered the fox. To finish the card I added some sequins around the fox.

Glitter cardstock and sequins are a great way to add shine to any card without distracting from the main image. Keeping this a clean and simple card.

Katrina

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No ProbLlama shaker card

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card designed for The Little Paper Tree

I started the card by stamping the images from the stamp sets out on Bristol cardstock and coloured them using my Zig clean colour real brush markers. I only used three colours and blended them with water using a small paint brush to create shading and lighterareas of colour.

I took a 6 x 6 piece of white cardstock and die cut a heart. I then stamped the sentiments on the front. I attached a piece of acetate inside the panel using liquid glue and set this aside to dry. I then attached the stamped images to the front.
I made a card base to measure 6 x 6 and blended some Distress Oxide ink on the front where the heart window would sit.
I then took the front panel and turned it upside down. I attached foam tape around the heart shape, making sure there were no gaps. I then attached pieces of foam tape on the rest of the panel ready to adhere it to the base. I filled the heart window area withsequins. I then attached the card base to the front panel to complete the card.

This was such a fun card to make.

Take care for now.

Katrina.

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Christmas decorations

Hello. Today it’s a snowy Sunday so I decided to make some tree decorations. I started by stamping images from stamps by Mama Elephant from the Beary Christmas set and from the Lawn Fawn set Toboggan together. I used Memento tuxedo black ink to stamp the images.

I then used Prismacolour pencils to colour the images, and Spectrum Noir glitter pen to add some sparkle. I used a white gel pen to add dots for the snow.

I drilled a small hole at the top of each decoration and threaded some red and white striped twine for hanging.

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Here goes……

So here it is, my first blog post. I wanted to share my card making journey with you all.

I was looking for a hobby so I could have some me time. I have been dipping in and out of craft for many years particularly enjoyed cross stitch. I discovered a love of card making about four years ago while I was pregnant with my third child. I had played around with this craft previously but couldn’t find stamps that I really loved here in the uk, they all seemed aimed at an older generation. Pretty lace patterns and flowers just wasn’t me.

Then I discovered Americn designers with their cute critter stamps. Now that was me. I slowly built up my stash and discovered copic markers and that’s when it became a passion.

Going from this a year ago

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To the current place I am now.

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It has taken time and practice to develop the different skills I have learned such as distress ink blending and sucessfully using embossing powders.

Everything I have learned is self taught through watching my favorite crafters on YouTube and playing with my crafty stash.

I want to share my journey as it continues. So far I have learned it’s ok to make mistakes, it’s all part of the joutney. Nobody is perfect and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Your work is unique to you and that’s what makes it special. For me it’s about doing something I enjoy and being pleased with the end result, which is not always as I had planned when I started the design.

I look forward to sharing my cards and craft with you.

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