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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Love

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Christmas Day is fast approaching, I finally made a card for my dear husband.
He loves LOTV images. I have this sweet stamp in my stash for a 
long time and decided to color it up and made a tag card with it.

The image is called "On The Way", it has been retired.
The sketch is from SEME Challenge #58; I have rotated it 90 degrees.




I watercolored the image with Distress Ink pads, and embossed 
some Shabby White Frantage around the image.
I also added some glitter fluff on the fir trims.


Designer paper ~ Maja Design A Gift For You Collection
Dies used ~ Marianne Design, Magnolia, La La Land, Spellbinders

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
32mm Wedding Bell white cluny lace, 30mm cream zig zag cotton lace,
cream seam binding ribbon, ivory button twine, 3mm sticky tape,
WOC lily flower med/large cream, K&G ruby red rolled rose,
5mm rred flatback s/a crystals.

I have photographed the card in a make-shift light tent ~ a 16"x16"
clear plastic container. My camera was set to Indoor setting without flash.
I am pleased the picture came out pretty good, although I need to
play with my "light tent" more to get the better pics out of it.


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a lovely week!

Hugs,
Katie 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Cheers

Hi Everyone!
A quick post to share a Christmas card with you.
I made it for a craft friend in Slovenia.

I have colored the image with black and grey Prismacolor pencils.


Sentiment~ LOTV Christmas Sentiment Tags
Designer paper ~ Maja Design A gift for you collection
Dies and punch used ~ Memory Box, Spellbinders, Martha Stewart

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
17mm Lavinia ivory cluny lace, organza ivory rose/pearl ribbon,
cream seam binding ribbon, brown sugar divine baker's twine,
5mm ivory s/a flatback pearl, tiny Christmas tree charm,
ivory button twine, 3mm sticky tape.


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Hugs,
Katie 

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Hugs

Happy Sunday Everyone!
Hope you are all keeping well wherever you are.

I have not been making as many Christmas cards this year as I planned to,
mainly due to dealing with family health issues the last few months. 
Most is under control for now. Hopefully I will be able to put
together few more cards when I have some free time.

Today, I have a new Christmas card to share with you.
I have made it for The Ribbon Girl's December Card Challenge.
The theme is super easy ~ Anything Goes!


The digi image I used is Ppinkydolls Another Gift by Chishanthi.
I have colored it with Distress Ink pads as usual. Here's a closer look.


Sentiment ~ LOTV Christmas sentiment tags
Designer paper ~ Maja Design Vintage Winter Collection
Dies ~ Cheery Lynn, Go Kreate, Memory Box, Spellbinders, Tim Holtz Sizzix

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
10mm red/cream check ribbon, 25mm faux Hessian natural ribbon,
natural hemp and button twines, 8mm Rebecca ivory fine cluny lace,
wooden star button, clear drew drops, 5mm ivory flatback s/a pearl.


You can see all the beautiful designer work at The Ribbon Girl Blog.
We would love it if you can join in the fun creating and win great prizes.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Hugs,
Katie 

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Noel ~ The-Day-Before-Christmas Edwin

Happy Sunday Everyone!
Hope you are all keeping well.

It is chilly out there, brrrr... We've had some freezing temperature
here in Vancouver and had our first snow fall Friday night.
Wasn't much snow but it feels like winter is here already.

Today, I have a new DT card to share with you.
I made a star shape card for The Ribbon Girl's last Magnolia Only
challenge for this year; the theme is an easy one ~ Christmas!


The stamp I used is The-Day-Before-Christmas Edwin.
I have colored the image with Distress Ink pads and dusted
glitters here and there for extra sparkles.


The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
9mm white/white spot organza, natural hemp twine, shiny red berry,
Kort and Godt blue rolled rose flower and ivory beaded berries,
brown cone, 3mm aqua bead string, 6mm sticky tape.

Designer paper and Sentiment ~ Magnolia

Dies ~ QuicKutz Nesting Stars, Memory Box, Magnolia, La La Land
(I have used the Magnolia poinsettia dies to make my own
poinsettia flower. You can find my tutorial here.)


You can see all the gorgeous DT creations at The Ribbon Girl Inspiration Blog.
We would love it if you can join in the fun creating and win great
prizes from The Ribbon Girl and Magnolia Sweden.

Thanks so much for stopping by and wish you a happy day!

Hugs,
Katie

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Cozy Cocoa ~ LDRS November Guest Designer

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back to the 2nd installment of my guest design work at
Little Darlings Design Team Inspirations Blog.

Little Darlings Design Team Inspirations

I made 2 cards using Cocoa by Saturated Canary rubber stamp, one colored with
Distress Ink pads and the other with Prismacolor black and grey pencils.
You can find the stamp in LDRS store here or other web suppliers around the world.
I had much fun coloring this beauty, she is absolutely adorable!


color vs monochromatic version.....


and some closeup looks of the colored images.....



I have distressed all paper edges with TH distressing tool, chalk ink, and DI
for the shabby look. I also embossed around the image with shabby white 
frantage and added some Crystal Effects for water drop effect.

Designer paper ~ Maja Design Vintage Winter, and A Gift for You collection.

Dies ~ Go Kreate, Memory Box, La La Land Craft, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders.

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
13mm Olivia white cluny lace, 8mm Rebecca ivory cluny lace,
white teeny tiny pom pom trim, 15mm white church window guipure lace,
Kort & Godt pale pink rolled paper roses, tiny vintage pink blooms,
natural hemp twine, 6mm pink and blue sequins, pink dewdrop,
pink crystal drop stem, 3mm and 6mm sticky tapes.



You can see more gorgeous Designer Team inspirations at

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Katie 

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Izzy's Aussie Christmas ~ LDRS Guest Design

Morning Everyone!

Can't believe the time is just zooming by, we are into mid November already!
I have been busy making Christmas cards the last 2 weeks,
especially the ones that are going overseas.

A while back, I was asked to be one of the guest designers for November
at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps. Angie and Ann Marie, thanks so much for
 this generous offer!  How can I say no, their stamps are super adorable!
Angie has some new gorgeous releases recently, they just make your heart sing.

Today I am showcasing one of my GDT cards using


As usual, I water colored the image with Distress Ink pads.
I added some sparkly fluff on the Santa's hat and Izzy's boot trims.


The card measures about 6" in diameter.
I have used various Maja Design papers from the Vintage Winter,
It's Christmas Time, and A Gift for You collections.

Dies used are from QuikKutz, Go Kreate, Magnolia, and Memory Box.

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
10mm red/cream square check ribbon, pink medium pom pom trim,
5mm ivory s/a pearl, 5mm red s/a crystals.


You can see more DT creations at LDRS Design Team Inspiration Blog.

Little Darlings Design Team Inspirations

I will be back with 2 more guest design creations on Friday Nov 21!
Thanks so much for stopping by. See you soon.

Hugs,
Katie

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fairies in Stocking

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Can you believe it's November already!
I have seen so many of you have started making Christmas cards.
Well, I need to focus and start building my Christmas stash, lol.

I made my first Christmas card for this year; it is also a DT card
for The Ribbon Girls Card Challenge.
We would love to have you playing along with us.
All you need to do is creating a card with Christmas theme.


The stamp image and sentiment I used are from LOTV:

I have colored the image with Distress Ink pads.
I added glitters and stickles here and there for extra bling.


Designer papers ~ Maja Design Vintage Winter and It's Christmas Time Collection.
Dies used are from Go Kreate, Memory Box, La La Land, Spellbinders.
I just love this Plush Poinsettia Corner die from Memory Box.
I cut 2 out and overlapped each other to give more dimension.
I also added few Poinsettia Blooms from MM.

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
25 mm natural faux Hessian ribbon, 10 mm red/cream square check ribbon,
natural button twine, 3 mm stickt tape.


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a lovely week and happy crafting!

Hugs,
Katie

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Sweet Treats

Morning Everyone!

Today I would like to share a new card and some news with you.
I have been selected as a DT member at the Ppinkydolls New-Release team.


The challenge team and new-release team will showcase 
ppinkydolls digi projects on alternate Mondays.
 You are welcome to join in our challenges
with or without Ppinkydoll images.


 I have made a fall/ Halloween card featuring Ppinkydolls Moongirl and Owl.
The sketch is from The Sketchy Challenges #79.


 

The image was colored with grey and black Prismacolor pencils, mostly black.
The paper I used is 98lb Canson mix media paper. It can be used for
acrylic, watercolor and/or pen and pencil. 
I like how it turned out, she glows under the moon light.


You can find more beautiful digi images and arts by 
Greek artist Chrishanthi here.


Designer paper ~ TH Menagerie Collection, Maja Design Walking in the Forrest
Collection, Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika Collection.

Dies ~ Go Kreate, La La Land Craft, Tim Holtz Sizzix, Memory Box, Magnolia.

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
WOC pale lemon, 2-tone coffee, and violet/purple blossom flowers,
black Jute mesh ribbon, organza/pearl white looped ribbon,
black Ric Rac tiny ribbon, 9mm black/white spot organza,
3mm sticky tape.


Thank you for visiting. Hope to see you soon.

Hugs,
Katie 

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thank You from Sneaky Tilda

Happy Sunday Everyone!
Hope you are all well wherever you are.

We have been having lots of rain here in Vancouver,
typical fall weather in west coast Canada.
The upside is it's the perfect time to stay indoors and craft!

We have a new Magnolia Only challenge over at The Ribbon Girl.
We would like to see your creations with Sparkles.

For my DT card, I used Sneaky Tilda.
I made this thank-you card for my fellow Canadian crafter ~ Beth
for winning her generous blog candy recently.
You can see her beautiful work at Contagious Crafts,
she makes the most amazing 3D Magnolia creations!


As usual, I water colored the stamped image with Distress Ink pads.
I dusted glitters here and there for some extra sparkles.


Designer paper ~ Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour Collection.
Dies ~ Go Kreate, Marianne, Memory Box, and Spellbinders.

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
WOC blue and pale lemon pretty blossom flowers, med/large cream lily flower,
8mm Rebecca ivory cluny lace, 16mm Lyra white Guipure lace,
natural hemp twine, Gutermann white top stitching thread,
white tulle, 3mm sticky tape, white heart pin,
3mm s/a white flatback pearls.


Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope you will join us in the challenge and win great prizes.

Hugs,
Katie 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Birthday Girl ~ All Dressed Up 1st Anniversary

Hi Everyone!

A quick post for my last minute challenge entry at All Dressed Up.
It is All Dressed Up's 1st anniversary blog hop.

I used the free digi Birthday Girl, you can find her here.


I water colored the image with Distress Ink pads.
I embossed some Shabby White frantage around the image.


Dies ~ Go Kreate, Magnolia, Joy Craft, Marianne, La La Land Craft
Designer Paper ~ Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour Collection

The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl:
WOC med/large pale pink lily flower, 35mm Amelia cream ivory lace,
15mm Andrea ivory cluny lace, natural and pink hemp twines, 
3mm and 5mm ivory s/a flatback pearls, 3mm sticky tape.


Thanks so much for looking.

Have a lovely day!

Hugs,
Katie 

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