Friday, 26 May 2017


I have't posted for sometime, I have still been crafting but not cards, I have been developing new skills and have become quite engrossed in them (some may say obsessed).
Crochet and silversmithing.

Here's a few pictures of some of my creations;

I have discovered there is life beyond cardmaking, but I haven't abandoned cardmaking just paused for a while....well there is Father's day coming up soon!!


Thursday, 15 December 2016

Snowmen melt your heart

 The new theme for the Crafty Ribbons challenge is Christmas with Ribbon of course.

So my card is all about snowmen, the stamp is from Penny Black, coloured with promarkers and then glittered ! Sentiment tags from LOTV, gems from Prima, ribbon from Christmas doodle range at Crafty Ribbons.
Kate x

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Gingerbread House

 The theme this week at Crafty Ribbons challenge is 'Christmas' with ribbon !
I am using one of the sentiment ribbons from the Christmas doodle range and it works perfectly for this card and it's gingerbread house (magnolia stamp). I found this cute little snowman button amongst my stash with the little hearts on and I thought it looked great especially with the heart covered roof.

Kate x

Monday, 21 November 2016

Advent Calendars

 Here are a couple of matchbox advent calendars I have made.
I started off with a matchbox die from Quickutz, It certainly takes time to cut the templates out then fold them up ! lots of glue tape too.
 Dusted off my quickutz die cuts and QK  squeeze to decorate.
 brads for drawer knobs, in various shades to match the design paper.
 I topped each off with a silver snowflake and crochet snowflake and a pretty brad.
All that is left, to fill the drawers with little treats !

Kate x

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Blue Blue Christmas

The challenge over at Crafty Ribbons this week is a colour challenge, Blue.Don't forget the ribbon !
 The ribbon I have used is from Wash Day, at Crafty Ribbons.
Image from stampavie, coloured with promarkers, lights from papermania, wired together using some scrap tigertail!, sentiment tags from LOTV.

Kate x

Friday, 4 November 2016

Joy at Christmas

Here's a card using a House Mouse stamp, I have used this velvet embossed ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, gems from prima, sentiment from LOTV.

Kate x

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Ho Ho Ho

 The challenge this week at Crafty ribbon's is anything goes with ribbon/lace.

Still trying to work up a good selection of Christmas cards, I decided to use the Santa's moustache ribbon. I found these wooden cut moustaches in a craft shop in Hereford ages ago. Think they may be from Papermania?
I used several papers from my stash and some red gems (papermania).
I couldn't make just one !!

Kate x

Monday, 24 October 2016


Oh come let us adore him...perfect sentiment for this nativity image from Penny Black.

I have used 2 ribbons from the new collection Christmas Doodles at Crafty Ribbons.

Kate x

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Happy Christmas wreath

The challenge theme this week at Crafty Ribbons challenge is anything goes (must use ribbon)!

I thought I needed to get move on with my Christmas cards, so selected one of the lovely Happy Christmas ribbons from the new Santa's grotto collection.

The stamp is from Penny Black, coloured with promarkers and mounted onto gold mirror card to pick up the gold foil on the ribbon and dark green card for a clean and simple card.

Kate x

Monday, 17 October 2016

Across the miles

I'm loving the colour combo on the new Christmas Doodle ribbons from Crafty Ribbons. I also love the variety of sentiments too which work so well when making lots of Christmas cards!

I have used a Penny Black image , imaginisce papers and sparkly brads from papermania.

Kate x

Monday, 10 October 2016

Tag it Bruce

 There's a new reindeer in town, meet Bruce, he's part of the Christmas Doodle range recently released at Crafty Ribbons.  I have used some of the ribbons to decorate a tag, along with some ink and gems. This is the back of the Tag....

Kate x

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Wild thing...

 The challenge over at Crafty Ribbons challenge this week is Halloween colours, so think purple, orange, green, black..... it doesn't have to be a Halloween card...I don't go in for Halloween celebrations, never have.
Here's my card, I have used a Magnolia stamp and sentiment, coloured with promarkers and used Basic grey papers, country check ribbons from Crafty Ribbons, flowers from wild orchid crafts and gems from Prima.
Kate x

Monday, 3 October 2016

I have been good......

christmas doodle ribbon

Crafty Ribbons have released another fabulous Christmas range, Christmas Doodle introducing Bruce the reindeer. There are some great ribbons and fun sentiment ribbons. Here's a card I made using some of the ribbons.

Kate x

Saturday, 1 October 2016


Here's a slightly nautical themed card, sailing in teacups.... they seem fairly chilled and the water is calm and sparkly.
Image coloured with promarkers, paper from basic grey, ribbons from crafty ribbons.

Kate x

Friday, 30 September 2016

Christmas CAS

A stamped House Mouse image, layer of green card underneath and a sentiment ribbon from the Christmas Rose Collection. Simples.

Kate x

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Christmas badge

Can you tell how much fun I had with the new releases from Crafty Ribbons?
I have used Christmas badges from Santa's Grotto and one of the sentiment ribbons from Christmas Roses. The image is a Penny Black stamp, papers from my stash.

Kate x

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Eat Cake

It's my eldest son's birthday today, here's the card I made for him and yes I also made him cake. 22 years, same age I was when I had him, scary.

The image has been coloured with promarkers, the papers are from basic grey, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and pearls from prima.

Santa's reindeer

The new ribbon collection 'Santa's Grotto' from Crafty Ribbons is fantastic, here is a sample using a few of those ribbons.

Papers from my stash, image is a Magnolia stamp, all ribbons from Crafty Ribbons !

Kate x

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
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