Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Creative Inspirations Challenge: Contemporary Christmas Colours

It's been a while but I am back crafting and really hope you like the card I have to share.

The image is an older Magnolia: Tilda unwrapping presents.
Papers are Magnolia which I have distressed with picket fence distress crackle paint.

The image as always has been coloured with distress inks.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I would love to know your thoughts on my project as it has been sooooo long!

Happy Crafting!

Hugs. Katy. xxx

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Back shortly

Just to let you all know I won't be posting for a while. I hope to have a browse in a few weeks time at all your blogs, but until then, take care and happy crafting. Hugs. Katy. xxx
P.S. I will come back and add my card for last weeks C.I challenge over the next week.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Blue, Green and.... I choose turquoise!

Hi everyone! I hope you're getting a bit of sun now, we've started to, and it's making me feel so much happier! What a difference some rays make! It always gives me a creative boost too, so I feel a bit happier with this weeks card than some of my more recent cards.

This week the theme at CIWC is Green, Blue, and one other colour of your choice. I had my mermaid Tilda in mind and was struggling between purple and turquoise but then remembered I had some fab turquoise flowers so had to add turquoise as my colour of choice! Here's the result, I hope you like it!

The papers are a mix of My Minds Eye, DCWV and Prima. There's also some coredinations gemstone on the scalloped circle!
There are clear stones and pearls dotted here and there too, and blue tulle under the flowers.

And here's the fab flowers! I still need some work on my arrangements of flowers. The tulips and the open flowers are from Magnolia, the rose buds and cherry blossoms are WOC and those fabby daisies are Kort and Godt from Joanna Sheen's website (lush!). I spritzed them all with cosmic shimmer pearls watered into a glimmer mist, and then added some stardust stickles for extra bling!

The sentiment is Magnolia, and it is heat embossed with aura sea breeze embossing powder.

As always, Tilda is coloured with DIs. Her tail is painted over with cosmic shimmer pearls into a paste, and then stardust stickles. The bubbles are raised with 3D gloss

I think that's everything! I'll pop back later with any challenges she fits into! But until then, Bye for now! And as always if you have time to say hi and leave a comment, I am always grateful, and will make sure I pop over to your blog and say hi!

Hugs and crafting merriment!

Katy. xxx

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Sorry for the delay!

Hie everyone! Sorry for the delay in posting this, have had a hectic week! I have some more news... Caz from the Paperlane invited me to be a member of their design team too, and after about a second to think of course I said YES! So will be beginning to do some bits and pieces for The Paperlane too! Yey!

This week the theme at CIWC is cards for men, I've had this little Edwin for a while now and thought I'd give him a whirl, here's the result!

The DP's are Maja design (apart from the texted print which is Magnolia distressed with antique linen DI)

As always Edwin is coloured with DIs. I've used water colour paper for a change, and have to admit the colouring does turn out better on water colour paper. The swirls and corner stamps are from Stempelgledes grunge collection

The stars were donated from a friends redundant craft cupboard and were gold. I've painted them with picket fence crackle paint and left some gold peeking through!

Hope you like him, I might add a sentiment at a later date!

The challenges I have entered with this card are:
Craft Us Crazy: Masculine/Fathers day
Fab n Funky: Magnificent men
Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Anything goes

As always I will visit all bloggers who leave a comment, so if you have time as your browsing say hi and i'll get back to you!

Have a fab week, and see you soon! Happy Crafting!
Hugs. Katy. xxx

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Is this too bright?! And sorry for the poor photo quality!

Hi everyone! How are you all? Hope you are all feeling a bit rested if you've had a bank holiday weekend? I managed to get us lost on Monday, but you know, it all added to the fun and by the end of it we were in stitches!

This week the theme at CIWC is no people, cute animals only....

Here's mine for this week: Sorry for the poor pictures, I'm using my new phone and haven't quite got the hang of it! It insisted on using the flash despite me turning it off!

The image is a digi from Tickled Pink Stamps, he was on as a freebie before Xmas and I couldn't resist!
The papers are from The Paperlane, and are backed in black card . I love the colours.

I'm really not sure about the colouring. Because it was such a lot of brown I used my brown copic pen and the blending copic, but think it might be a bit dark... Let me know what you think. The rest is all distress inks.

 See what I mean about the flash?! Seriously! The ribbon is East of India, and the lace is from Hobbycraft.

Around the lacy nestie circle I've added a gem every other two, and a green pearl in between.

I still love this die from Magnolia! The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps, and I thought with Wilfred's waving hand it was a good match! The twine and the Viva Decor Pearl Pen is from The Paperlane.

As always, the flowers are Wild orchid crafts.

Well that's all for now! Wishing you all a fabby week, and as always I'll pop over and see you if you leave me a comment, it's nice to see new blogs!

Take care and Happy crafting!
Hugs. Katy. xxx

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Arghhhhhh, internet problems!

Hi everyone, I'm sorry this is a late posting but I am having problems with my internet connection and am having to do this from Peter's mum and dad's house! I'll just put a few pics of this weeks Christmas in May challenge card up, and then I'm off to catch up on my blog hopping and commenting!

The papers are all by Magnolia

The doily is a cheery lynne die from Joanna Sheen's website - love this new buy!
The vintage ribbon and pearl pin are both from The Paperlane.

The stickles on her wings are stardust, and there is silver stickles under her feet.
As always she's been coloured with DIs

I know this was super quick, but I'm off now to have a scout about at everyones blogs! Take care, and to those of you who have the time to leave me a comment I'll visit you soon!

Hugs and happy crafting!

Katy. xxx

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

It's been a while!

Hi everyone, so so sorry it's been a while since I last caught up with you, and my commenting has also been a bit haphazard. I hope to catch up with that this week!

This weeks card for CIWC is Lace and Pearls... SO here's my effort!

Papaers: Prima botanical
Punch: MS border lace
Pearls: brads, half pearls and viva decor pearl pen
Lace: stash

The lace around the edge of this image was hand sewn to create a ruffle effect, I'm quite pleased with the result although it did take AAAAAAAAAAAAAages!

Image: Magnolia Tilda with birthday cake, coloured with DIs.
 Splodged sections around image are with Stempelglede's grunge collection stamp.

I hope everyone is ok and doing well, I've lost 2 followers so I hope I'm not offending anyone!
I'll visit everyone who leaves a comment, and will try to catch up with everyone else when I get chance!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Katy. xxx