Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Thanks Santa

Here's a cheeky little Housemouse, munching on Santa's cookies. The papers are from papermania, the ribbons are all from Santa's Grotto including the sentiment tag !

Kate x

Monday, 26 September 2016

Decorate with Christmas Roses

 Here's another of the Christmas decorations this time using one of the sentiment ribbons from the Christmas Rose collection.

 I couldn't resist another cracker, this time I added red paper, bit of tinsel and the 19mm Christmas roses ribbon either end with a  central decoration of gold edged satin ribbon and paper roses.
Kate x

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Road Trip

For this card I have used a Penny Black stamp, coloured with promarkers and mounted onto papers from Basic Grey, the ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, part of the summer festival range. I stamped the sentiment into a ticket stamp and stapled to the card.

Kate x

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Cracker from Santa's Grotto

 I have a die cutter for a Christmas cracker, the Santa's Grotto tag ribbon fits the centre perfectly. I still had my shimmer mists out from making the tags so attempted to create a shimmering red cracker. with some tinsel and gold glitter to finish the decoration.
On the theme of decorating, I wondered if pom pom's would work as an addition to the packaging of presents, with some streamer of ribbons , here is wht I came up with, using the santa's grotto ribbons and sentiment ribbon from Christmas Rose collection. The bottom one is a felt rose, made using a scrap of felt on a small crochet snowflake.
Kate x

Friday, 23 September 2016

More from Santa's grotto

 Here's a tin I have decorated with a shaker window full of glitter and sequins. The ribbon from the Santa's grotto collection fitted perfectly around the tin base, what fantastic scene it creates!
A ticket stamp from inkadinkadoo and some die cut holly to embellish the top.
 The fun didn't stop there, I also decided to create some decorations, they were given to me by someone having a clear out , I just had to pop them out and glue them together, just added a few gems/pearls/button the ribbon was perfect for adding a bit of character ! I used robin and holly ribbon on these decorations.

Feeling the Christmas spirit yet?

Kate x

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Cupcake = Happiness

The challenge over at Crafty Ribbons this week is sweet treats, cakes , sweets, candy....just don't forget the ribbon.

I have use a Penny Black stamp, coloured with promarkers, pretty papers from doodlebug, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons,gems from papermania, pearls from prima.
Kate x

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Christmas Rose Dance

Using the Christmas Rose ribbon and the Happy Christmas ribbon from Santa's Grotto, it was perfect for this Penny Black stamp...check out the roses on her hat !
Coloured with promarkers, paper from Papermania, roses from Wild orchid crafts and a couple of gems from Papermania, plus some glitter !!

Kate x

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

New Christmas Rose

Christmas Rose ribbon

It's so exciting when a new ribbon collection is released, especially for Christmas, it is so inspiring. I found I just couldn't stop making with this one 'Christmas Rose'....here's a taster of what I made.... I wasn't just thinking about cards, I decided to make a gift, stocking filler perhaps?
a piece of felt, some thread and a button, plus of course some fabulous ribbon ! perfect for a pocket tissue pack.

 no sewing machine, stitched by hand, felt doesn't fray...it's perfect !

watch out for more samples using this collection and Santa's Grotto.

Kate x

Monday, 19 September 2016

Picnic birthday

 I just love these two little chaps having a birthday picnic, they are from Penny Black, coloured with promarkers , papers from papermania, sentiment from LOTV, brad from papermania and ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, the summer festival collection.
Kate x

Sunday, 18 September 2016

New Santa's Grotto

Crafty Ribbons have unveiled a new Christmas ribbon collection called Santa's Grotto, it is so much fun ! It is already proving extremely popular and the DT had great fun creating with it !

I started with a couple of tags, I found some shimmer mists in reds and green and sprayed the die cut tags, then I inked up some Tim Holtz stamps. Embellished with some Christmas tree lights (papermania) and some dew drops, all the ribbons can be found at Crafty Ribbons (satin 3mm, eyelash ribbon) plus the ribbons Badges and parcels from the New Santa's Grotto collection.
I even found my label maker to add some text to the tag below.

The Happy Christmas ribbon looks great too, I was inspired to make some place cards......using some stamping tapestry stamps and few different inks, just add the ribbon, how easy is that?

Thanks for popping by,
Kate x

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Just for you

How cute is this little pony, I have had the stamp for ages but I'm not sure I've actually used it on a card before.
It's coloured with pencils and mounted onto cardstock from DCWV garden party. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, sentiment from cuddly buddly.

Kate x

Friday, 9 September 2016

Birthday pants

It's my middle son's birthday today, 20 ! where did the time go? He's also back to Uni next week.
This is the card I have made him, it's a Penny Black stamp coloured with promarkers and mounted onto papers 'Stella Rose', I have used orange and Teal satin ribbon (from Crafty Ribbons) and brads from papermania, sentiment tags from LOTV and pearl from Hobbyhouse.

The sketch for this card is from stamps + fun = creativity. I will also enter into;

Brown sugar - Anything goes

Animal friends - animals with fur

Crafts Galore encore - Anything goes

Cute card Thursday - animals/creatures

stamping sensations - one for the boys

Kate x

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Sea surf waves

Hello, the theme over at Crafty Ribbons this week, is Holidays. I went for a sea theme using this Magnolia stamp. The papers are from imaginisce, sentiment from LOTV and the wonderful  organza swiss dots ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. Flowers from my stash.

Kate x

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Fun in the Sun

Here's a card using Crafty Ribbons Summer festival collection ribbons. The image is from Penny Black coloured with promarkers and mounted onto papers from my stash, sentiment from MFT and pearls from Prima.
Kate x

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Cupcake Tag

I had some cupcake ribbon (Crafty Ribbons) leftover from a recent card and thought it would be great to make a tag. I inked the edges of the die cut tag, stuck the scrap of ribbon in the centre with a relevant sentiment from stampendous. Then a few more ribbons (3mm satin and eyelash ) to finish.

Kate x

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Watering Can colour

 I wanted some papers with a rainbow of colours to go with this watering can stamp from Magnolia. I have coloured it with promarkers and added lace and ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, flower from mulberry street petaloo and pearls from Prima. Tag sentiments from LOTV.

Kate x

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Animal cuddles cards

Here are some cards I have created using embossed sentiments (from LOTV) and the gorgeous Animal cuddles ribbons from Crafty Ribbons.

Aren't they sweet ribbons?

Kate x

Monday, 15 August 2016

Sweet dreams

 This little guy clearly likes his sweet stuff ! He is from House mouse and I have coloured with my promarkers and mounted onto this spotty metallic paper and metallic cardstock from my stash. I have used velvet ribbon from Crafty ribbons, glittered around the edge of the image and the sentiment (from Magnolia).

sweet dreams !
Kate x

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Walk in the Rain

This is a Digi image and sentiment that I have had for a while, I have coloured with promarkers and mounted onto some papers from my stash, I added some sparkle to the rain drops and finished of with some fab yellow gingham ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

Kate x

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Ice cream cake

One of the girls at work is celebrating her birthday this weekend, I thought this cute stamp from HouseMouse would be perfect for her card. I have coloured with promarkers and mounted onto some sweet papers from doodlebug. the ribbon is from Crafty ribbons, flowers from my stash and sentiment from LOTV.

I will enter this card into the following challenges;

Sweet stampin - favourite stamp (House Mouse!!!!)
Inkspirational - use design/patterned paper
Brown sugar - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. -Anything goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything goes

Kate x

Friday, 12 August 2016

Rose for you

I have used a Magnolia stamp and coloured with promarkers. The papers are from Bo Bunny and most of them have glittery bits on the flowers - but I can't seem to highlight that well using my camera. The flowers and ribbon are from my stash , sentiment from LOTV.

I will enter this card into the following challenges;

Craft rocket challenge - Glitzy glitter
Crafty Girls creations - Anything goes
In the pink challenge - Anything goes
Through the purple haze - anything goes
Creative moments - Anything goes (opt circles)
Midweek magnolias - Anything goes

Kate x

Butterfly tin

Here is a decorated tin, using some tissue paper and modge podge, decorated with paper flowers and  butterfly and some ribbons from Crafty Ribbons. I added some sequins and star and butterfly punched shapes in a shaker style.
I have filled the tin with some crafting goodies as a gift for a colleague at work.
Kate x
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