Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Love you Mum

Good morning to you all

As you know a Wednesday means more of my lovely


inspired creations, today I am sharing with you a Mother's Day Card

using


The base card is made from a Grand Nestie Fancy circle, the first layer is the next plain circle in and the inner circle is the next fancy layer in too.  The white layer has been embossed and lightly rubbed over with TH spun sugar distress ink.  I then cut the die for the image out of pink.  I cut the MFT rectangle die out and ran this through the embossing folder too, for some extra love with those hearts.  The image was stamped and cut, I added a grey depth layer around the image and then cut it on my scan n cut, think I should have left off the grey (still learning how to make the most of the scan n cut).  I added a Sue Wilson flag with the sentiment on it before adding lots of pearl dots in pink and white.  I added a triple layer double bow, with a Hobby House cameo and surround, some IAR daisies and some more HH roses along with a pink diamante heart to finish.

I made a stand for it too, using a Marianne die.

The image was coloured in copics with some Atyou Spika pink glitter on the butterflies and some stickles on the flower centres.


As always thank you to all my wonderful visitors for your inspiring comments, I will be over to see you shortly.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

hugs
Kate
x

Monday, 8 February 2016

Midway Squeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaak for the House Mouse and Friends Challenge

oh so excited, half way through the challenge and some gorgeous entries, I have loved hoping to see them all, so if you have not already entered now is the time, click on the link below to go see some more gorgeous inspiration


that theme again is

 love is all around

and our fabulous sponsor is

SIMON SAYS STAMP 
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This time I went with a Valentine's Card


This is a create and Craft 15cm square scallop card blank in white


This time I used some very old papers cannot remember which pad they are from.  I used my new Tonic die to create a soft pretty edge around the card, the image which I adore, never fits in a normal way so I have tilted the square to allow the image to fit.  The squares are cut with the Sue Wilson double pierced dies and the sentiment sits on Sue Wilson's flag die.  I added two rows of pearl strings, some pink pearls,  I edged the flag with some TH spun sugar before adding the pink satin bow the two IAR roses and the diamante heart button.

As always I would like to thank all of my lovely visitors for their wonderfully inspiring comments, and I will be over to visit you all soon.

I would like to enter the following challenges with this card

A Gem of a Challenge - Love is in the Air
Sweet Stampin - All you need is love
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes with Stamps and Dies
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes

hugs
Kate
x

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Valentines Day Wishes with the Wild Rose Studio DT

Good morning to you all

I had a lovely weekend, and had time to get on with some crafty bits too.  Here is just one of my makes, a Valentines Card, which I created to inspire you with those lovely products from 


I used 



The card blank is A2 and I have used it portrait as I wanted to create a card using the mojo Monday sketch

I had cut the wire style die long ago and never could figure out how to use it, as it never looked right with what I did with it, until I saw the lovely Vicky use is on one of her inspirational cards and then it all fitted together nicely.  So I used the full die layering those gorgeous papers behind it.  I added this to the base white card, placed this onto the red card and wrapped the ribbon three times around the card before adding the MFT cut dies in red and then placing the white one on top.  I then cut the doves in love out of left over from the paper pack and sprayed this to adhere it to the card.  Oops forgot to say I cut the bells off it before I sprayed it.  I added the triple depth triple layer bow, the diamante heart, large daisy and rose from IAR some pearl drops in white and red.  I added the with love die raising slightly to curve it and then finished by stamping the free magazine sentiment across the top.

It has been a while since I used a sketch and I have to say I love how it turned out.

Once again I would like to thank my lovely visitors for you kind and inspiring comments, I will be over to see you soon.  Also sorry to say goodbye to those not on the google issue and hope to see you back soon.

I would like to enter the following challenge with this card



hugs
Kate
xx

Monday, 1 February 2016

House Mouse and Friends New Challenge - Love is all Around

Good morning to you all

It has been a while since I was a challenge hostess on the 


and I am for this Challenge which is number 212
with the theme of

 love is all around

our fabulous sponsor is

SIMON SAYS STAMP 
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!
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Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads 
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 Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. Stock includes over 100,000+ items along with the latest and greatest releases from the Simon Says Stamp brandHero Arts, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more.  With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store! 

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There are some gorgeous samples over on the challenge site so do pop over and see them all, and hope to see you enter the challenge too

My creation was inspired by my lovely teamie Lols, you see Lols got a new toy and raved on about it so much that I decided to spend some of my Christmas Gift money on one, so this is my very first shaker card using my new fuse tool.


This is a create and Craft 15cm square scallop card blank in white


I used my new Sue Wilson double pierced squares to create the layers and her New York Herald Square for the pretty frame to hold the shaker bits.  I added two rows of pearl strings the usual bow with some beautiful satin pink ribbon, a little IAR pink rose and that gorgeous diamante heart button.

 I love how it turned out, but think the shaker bits were just a little bit too big, I have since purchased some nail art beads, so cheap and perfect for my next play with that fuse tool.

As always I would like to thank all of my lovely visitors for their wonderfully inspiring comments, and I will be over to visit you all soon.

I would like to enter the following challenges with this card

Really Reasonable Ribbons - Show me the Pink with Ribbon
Wags n Whiskers - With Love
Winter Wonderland - Pastel Colours
Fussy n Fancy - Monochrome
Fantasy Stampers - Love is in the Air
My Time to Craft - Love is all Around
ABC - A is for Animals
Noor Designs - Love

hugs
Kate
x





Monday, 25 January 2016

Happy Birthday Bears

Good morning to you all

I know posting on a Monday, just thought I would surprise you all, I might be back on Wednesday, but lets see how I go on that one.  So this is my weekly post for 


where I get to play and inspire you with those gorgeous products, this time around I have 

used

Die - Oval Frame
Image - Bear Hugs
Papers - Polka Dots

and made this lovely little birthday card


This one again is a create and craft scallop card blank


Once again I used my Sue Wilson double pierced squares to create the first layer of super dotty designer paper, before creating a frame too.  I then cut out the oval frame and ran this through my hearts embossing folder.  I stamped and coloured up my image and then cut this out on my new scan n cut, now I have to thank the lovely Vixx for her assistance with upgrading it, so that it picked up the whole of the coloured image.  I added some pearl drops to the hearts on the die cut before adding the cut out image.  I added some bling around the frame a double layer triple layers satin pink bow a couple of IAR flowers and a pearl medallion, finishing off with the Sentiment on the Sue Wilson flag, so girly don't you think.

The image is coloured in copics


Hope you like it

I would like to thank all of my lovely visitors for their wonderful comments

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Live and Love Crafts - Something New
In the Pink - Bling it on
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Create with Critters
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Show me the Pink
Petal Lu Challenge - Anything Goes
Art By Miran - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Something New (my scan and cut)
Crafty Ribbons - Fabulous Flowers
Our Daily Bread - Something New Something Old
DRS Designs - Inspired by Colour (pinks)
Fab n Funky - Buttons (Pearl medallion button) and bows

Hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

You're a wonderful friend

Good morning to you all

As you know by now it is my day to inspire you with those gorgeous products from


so

using

Die - Floral Frame
Papers - Peach Blossom

I made a friendship card


The card blank is from create and craft


The base layer is some texture off white card stock, I added on top of this, a square cut with one of the Sue Wilson's double pierced squares. I stamped the image and sentiment and cut this out with the floral frame.  I added some ribbon pearl and diamante bling down each side and after colouring the image raised this up from the card using a double layer of foam tape.  Finishing off with the cream bow and a pearl medallion along with a sprinkling of peach pearls.

Love how light and delicate this one looks and thank you to America for introducing me to the pearl and bling ribbon

the image is coloured softly with light colours in copics


I would like to say thank you to all my visitors and will be over soon to see you

hugs
Kate
x



Sunday, 17 January 2016

Happy Birthday

Good afternoon

I have had a lovely weekend crafting and other than getting on top of my DT requirements I also managed to create a birthday card for an up and coming birthday on my list.  It is so cold here at the minute but no snow just frost that stays all day.

I decided I like the theme on SSS Wednesday and very rarely get to enter so here is what I came up with 


I used one of my create and craft scallop card blanks and some white card which has been coloured with one of my new distress inks, I made it stronger at one end and lighter towards the bottom to meet the challenge theme.  I then added a layer of sprayed glitter for sparkle and shine, a frame made from Sue Wilson's piereced square dies.  I cut an image out with my silhouette and stamped the sentiment in jet black.  Very CAS for me, so I added some bling string around the frame.

I would like to enter the following challenges

In The Pink - anything Goes
Pink and Main - Sparkle

Hugs
Kate
x

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Spring Bear On Flower

Good morning to you

Wasn't it a cold weekend, I spent some of it playing in my craft room, a tiny bit of it doing housework and then the rest cuddling my little Gem.  She is now 11 month old and really settled and a very good girl. She has helped us immensely to cope with the loss of our beloved Star. Although the photo's of her and Star together show how much Gem has grown since we first got her.  My son will be moving out soon, so I will be moving my craft room into his bigger downstairs bedroom and then Gem will be able to come in and out as I craft, can't wait. In a couple of months time Gem will be having a friend join us another little girl to keep her company, can't wait for that either :)


So today is my normal day for posting my card to inspire you with those products from


I wanted to make a thank you card using Spring colours, so here is what I came up with 

using

Papers - Peach Blossom
Image - Bear on flower


The card blank is a 14.5cm square scallop from Create and Craft


The base colour and contrast is white.  I love how the white contrasts so well with the peach tones in this paper pack.   I added a frame made from my new Sue Wilson's square double punched layering dies, this allowed me to add a frame of bling from the lovely America around the card again.  I added the oval die with the copic coloured image onto it and tilted it so that the image was straight.  I added some corner die detailing, the with love die sentiment from the Floral frame and then those lovely florals from IAR and a little apple from Live and Love Crafts.  I sneaked a bow in their too. I added some of the bling to the sentiment and the image frame.


The image is coloured in copics with added stickles on the flower centers and the butterflies.  I decoupaged the teddy larger flowers and the leaves along with the butterflies, to create some extra depth.

I would like to say thank you to all of my visitors who leave and inspire me with their lovely comments.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

ArtbyMiran - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Look what I got
Winter Wonderland - Spring is in the Air
Crafty Friends - Something New
Di's Digis - Something New to You

Hugs
Kate
x



Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Happy Birthday with a Bunny

Good morning to you all

Back to my normal postings and my weekly post for 


I am sharing with you a girlie birthday card, I really enjoyed creating this one and I 

Used

Die - Flower Frame
Sentiment - Everyday Sentiments


Just have to say thank you to the lovely America for her Christmas Gift package of this gorgeous rhinestone mesh bling, isn't it fabulous, think I have a new favourite item in my stash room.


I made this card from a create and craft scallop card blank and used my new Sue Wilson Double pierced squares to create the bottom two layers, one in the white and then the one in the designer papers.  I then cut out the flower frame and Sue Wilson pierced flag.  I stamped the sentiment onto the flag.  I stamped and coloured the image and then I added the flower frame over this before adding the ribbon, bow, bling, rose, rhinestone heart and pearls. Such a pretty girl card.

I coloured the image in copics


Love how the bunny peaks through the flowers on the frame.

I have been a little remiss over the holiday period and have not been hopping around as much as I would have liked, however will try to improve on this moving forward.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Sweet Stamping - Something New
The Craft Place - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - One for the Girls
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with dies
Allsorts - What's New
Di's Digis - It's New To Me

Hugs and Happy Crafting
Kate
xx



Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year and Candy Winners

Good morning to you all

and 

A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year

To you all

I start the year off with renewed hope for the future and my candy winners

The first candy winner of this lovely set


as drawn by Mr Random is

congratulations ScraPpamondo

and for this lovely set


as drawn by Mr Random is

congratulations Sam (Whisper)

If you would both like to e mail me here with your full name and home address, I will arrange to get your New Year Treats in the post to you

love and hugs
Kate
xx



Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Pink Best Wishes

Good morning all
Hope you had a lovely Christmas and for those in the UK in the flooded areas, hope you are safe

Today as you know is my day to inspire you with those wonderful products from 


and my inspiration today is a birthday easel card 

Using
Die - Flower Frame
Papers - Peach Blossom
Sentiment - Everyday Sentiments


I cut the die twice in the pink card stock on this one, the base layer of the card was also in pink, with the papers from the Peach Blossom paper pack. I used the antique frame to create a centre focus for the sentiment and card.  I added some created roses to the bottom and for the card stopper and a little butterfly to the top right.  I added pearls and tonic drops to finish the card, very pink for me don't you think?

Don't forget I still have candy running till 8pm this evening, if you have not entered I would not want you to miss out

I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors for all the lovely comments you leave and will be hopping over to see you shortly

hugs
Kate
xx

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Sad Farewell

Good morning to you all

I hope you had a fabulous Christmas Day.  Today as this posts, I will be preparing to cook and host the annual Christmas Boxing Day family day, expecting 9 this year.  

So onto the Sad News, usually around this time of year, one takes the time to consider and put ones life into perspective and then comes the New Year and we make those resolutions.  Well I did the thinking and today I am sad to say this is my last post for

Crafty Ribbons

Ali has been fabulous and using her gorgeous products has been wonderful, but sometimes you think that there is more to life than just making cards and blogging, and my house, home and family need a little of my attention.  As a family we are looking forward to a new little bundle joining Gem at the beginning of March, which will be a handful, but then Gem is in need of some company, since the passing of Star.

So here is my last card for the design team


Have a lovely holiday break
hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Christmas Kisses

Good morning to you all

As you know by now it is my day to inspire you with those gorgeous products from


So with this Christmas Card, I would like to wish you all

A Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy 
and Prosperous New Year

using
Papers - Holly Lane


The base colour is a lovely green mirror card which perfectly matches the green ribbon.  I have added some rhinestone bling, a rhinestone button a IAR red Lilly and two little red bells and finished off with red and green pearls.  The image is coloured in copics and the sentiment is a combination of various sentiments.

Just a reminder that I have candy in my sidebar if you have not popped over to join in this yet

I would like to thank all my wonderful followers and visitors for your lovely comments, I will be hopping over to see you soon

I would like to enter the following challenges

Card Mania - Christmas
Emerald Fairies - Merry Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Bingo - Ribbon/Santa/Pearls and Rhinestones


Happy Crafting
Kate
xx

Monday, 21 December 2015

Easter Bunny

Good morning to you all

wow interesting morning it is, moved onto Windows 10, takes a while to locate all of the items I use, so sorry I am a little late posting due to this, do hope I will get quicker at locating bits

Another thought is the fact that over the last few days I have lost 30 followers, is something going on with blogger or have I done something to upset anyone, I don't think I have

so back again to inspire you with those


Today I made an Easter card

using
Image - Easter Bunny
Papers - Annabelle 
Die - Oval Frame


The card blank is a Create and Craft scallop


I used the warm yellows of Spring for this one.  I added the base layer those gorgeous papers, a double punched panel using the MS daisy punch.  Added a layer of ribbon and the scrumptious bow, before adding the image on foam pads to raise it from the card creating the depth.


The image is coloured in copics to match the papers oh and not a pearl or pearl drop in sight.

Just a reminder that I have candy in my sidebar if you have not popped over to join in this yet

I would like to thank all my wonderful followers and visitors for your lovely comments, I will be hopping over to see you soon

I would like to enter the following challenges

Penny Black and More - Anything Goes with a stamp
Simon Says Stamp - Die Crazy

Happy Crafting
Kate
xx


Sunday, 20 December 2015

Happy Birthday

Good morning to you all

back again to inspire you with those


Today I made a birthday card

Using 
Die - Flower Frame


This card is made from a Create and Craft Scallop card blank and white and deep purple cardstock.  I used a layer of the purple topped with the white and then cut the die out.  I then sliced it in half at the corners to allow me to use it on the corners.  I added the matching sentiment die in the centre before decorating with tonic purple pearl drops and cosmic shimmer white pearl drops.

Just a reminder that I have candy in my sidebar if you have not popped over to join in this yet

I would like to thank all my wonderful followers and visitors for your lovely comments, I will be hopping over to see you soon

Happy Crafting
Kate
xx



Saturday, 19 December 2015

Noel

Good morning to you all

Today is my day to inspire you using ribbons from the gorgeous selection at

Crafty Ribbons

my creation today uses this ribbon


Christmas Charm Ribbon - Trees

from the Christmas Charm Range


This card has a base layer of pearlescent green and has pearls to match.  The top layer is embossed with one of my new embossing folders, and the ribbon well that was all that was needed to complete the card, as it is such fun ribbon to use and great to make bows with, my signature thing as you know.  I added a a little of the gorgeous lace available in the store too.

I would like to say hello and thank you to all of my visitors, I will be hopping over shortly.  Don't forget I have candy in my side bar if you have not already entered

Have a great day
Kate
x

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Bear Hugs

Good morning to you all

Back to my normal day but some more inspiration on those 


I made a Mother's Day Card

Using 
Die - Floral Frame
Papers - Peach Blossom
Image - Bear Hugs



The base layer on this card is pale pink, with pink contrast.  I have layered up the frame with a pink shadow, created a double heart punched edge for some bling and of course the ribbon.  I added a pink heart rhinestone flourish, some mini rhinestones and some poppy's from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The bow is made from pink organza from the range.


The image is coloured in copics and the sentiment is that old I cannot locate the packaging sorry. It is a straight sentiment but I managed to curve it around the image.

Just a reminder that I have candy in my sidebar if you have not popped over to join in this yet

I would like to thank all my wonderful followers and visitors for your lovely comments, I will be hopping over to see you soon

Happy Crafting
Kate
xx



Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Doves in Love

Good morning to you all

back again with another of those


I made a Wedding Card

Using 



I used gold mirror to create the base layer and contrast on this card, it works so well with the white linen cardstock.  I used some spellbinder ornate squares and it's matching plain square to created the twisted centre, using foam pads to raise it up from the page for depth.  I then cut out the die twice, trimmed the wings on one, and placed this on the white plaque.  I used the extra wings to add depth as if flying, before adding lots of pearls to finish.

Just a reminder that I have candy in my sidebar if you have not popped over to join in this yet

I would like to thank all my wonderful followers and visitors for your lovely comments, I will be hopping over to see you soon

Happy Crafting
Kate
xx




Monday, 14 December 2015

Flower Frame

Good morning to you all

It is one of those weeks again where I can get to showcase some of those


So today I am inspiring you using some of the New Release dies



with this sweet soft card

Using 


I used a create and craft scallop base card


and some lovely lilac card, thought the lilac and white went so well together.  I have shadowed the die with the lilac underneath and then framed with some tonic pearl drops before adding the bow a little heart lilac rhinestone sparkler and a white carnation.

So quick to create with this super die, I have so many more ideas for this one.

Just a reminder that I have candy in my sidebar if you have not popped over to join in this yet

I would like to thank all my wonderful followers and visitors for your lovely comments, I will be hopping over to see you soon

Happy Crafting
Kate
xx




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