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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Happiness Always

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

Popping in to post a card I made a while ago,
I haven't had time to be on the computer since my son started university.
I really need to get a computer for myself;
will put that on Santa's list!!!


The image is Gorjuss Girl Little Song. I have colored her
with Distress Ink pads on Canson Mix Media paper.


Designer paper ~ Pion Design
Dies ~ Marianne Design, Memory Box, Magnolia, Spellbinders
Sentiment and punches ~ Stampin'Up


Thanks for your visit.

Hugs,
Katie

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Knitted Bears and Fox

Dear all, hope you are doing well wherever you are.

I have been working a lot lately and have no time to make cards.
When I have a little time here and there, I would do some knitting.
I have made 3 knitted animals ~ 2 bears and a fox.


The patterns are written by Julie Williams. 
You can purchase them from her website, Little Cotton Rabbits, here.

The patterns are very well written, each with detailed instructions and illustrations.
Although it takes a while to knit and put together, they are 
absolutely adorable once completed. 




These knitted cuties are 9" tall using the following yarn.

Body ~ Cascade 200 Sport and Rowan Felted Tweed
Clothes and Shoes ~ Jamieson & Smith Heritage and 2 ply jumper weight


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

Hugs,
Katie 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

U Rock Playing Basketball

Hello Everyone!

Popping in to share a birthday card I made for a
coworker's boyfriend who loves basketball
and whose favorite color is blue.

It is always a challenge for me to make cards for men/boys,
but I enjoy the task and hope the recipient likes the result.


The digi image is a freebie from Playing basketball digi from Dibujos.
I have colored it with my usual Distress Inks.


Since it's a masculine card, I used die cuts and embossing for embellishments. 
The rusty orange and mustard yellow paper provides contrast
and brings the focal image forward. 

Stencil ~ The Crafter's Workshop The Story 6x6
Designer paper ~ Maja Design Life by the Sea, and Stampi'Up
Dies & punches ~ Die-namics, Go Kreate, La La Land Crafts, 
Stampin'Up and Tim Holtz by Sizzix


Thanks so much for visiting my blog and 
wish you a lovely day!

Hugs,
Katie 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Happy 18th Birthday!

Hello Everyone!

It's been a while since I blogged.
I do have a few new cards to share but I never
seem to have time to sit in front of the computer lately.

Today, I have a new card to share with you, I have made it for
my son Eric who celebrated his 18th birthday last week. 
Where did the time go? He was only a wee boy not too long ago!


The digi image I used is called "You are so shiny" by Diane Duda.
You can click the link to go to Diane's Etsy store.

I water colored this sweet boy with Distress Inks. The image was 
printed on Canson Mixed Media paper on my HP laser printer.


Designer paper ~ Maja Design Life by the Sea and 
Life in the Country Collection

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


Thanks so much for visiting.
Have a wonderful day/evening!

Hugs,
Katie 

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Love changes everything

Hello Everyone!
Hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend.

Here to share a couple of new cards with Diane Duda's digi
You can find it in Diane's etsy store here.



I printed the digi on 98lb weight Canson Mix Media paper on my
HP laser jet printer. One image was water colored with Distress Inks
while the other with Prismacolor black and grey color pencils

I drew some additional lines in the hair to give a bit more definition.
I like the effect but I think I will try with Diane's original version next time.





Materials used
Designer paper ~ Maja Design Vintage Summer collection
Dies ~ Magnolia, Marianne Design, Memory Box, Simon Says Stamps,
 Stampin'Up, and Tim Holtz Sizzix
Embellishments are from The Ribbon Girls.



I enjoyed working with this digi, she sure made me happy!
I hope my cards have inspired you to create something
with Diane Duda's beautiful digis.

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!

Hugs,
Katie

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Friday, July 29, 2016

More cards with Diane Duda digis

Hello Everyone and TGIF!

Popping in to share a few cards I made using mix media artist Diane Duda's
digi images. I have fallen in love with Diane's funky stamps!
I first discovered them at Sugar Nellie Funky Kits Store 
while designing for SN Challenge Blog.

Diane has recently added digital stamps based on her
paintings in her Etsy shop here.




I printed the digi images on 98lb weight Canson Mix Media paper using
my HP laser printer. I then water colored them with Distress Inks.





Sentiments ~ Stampin'Up and Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers
Designer paper ~ Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour and Fika collection
Dies ~ Go Kreate, Magnolia, Marianne Design, Memory Box, 
Joy Craft and Tim Holtz Sizzix
Embellishments are from The Ribbon Girls.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!

Hugs,
Katie 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sending Happiness to You

Hi Everyone!
Hope you are doing well.
We have gorgeous warm weather here in Vancouver; it is simply lovely.

A quick post today to share a DT card made for Sugar Nellie Challenge.
Our theme is always "Anything Goes", as along as you use an image,
digi or rubber stamp, available at Funky Kits Store.


The stamp I used is called The Little Friend from Gorjuss Girl.
I have water colored her with my usual Distress Ink pads.


Sentiment ~ LOTV 
Punches ~ Stampin'Up
Dies ~ Go Kreate, Magnolia, Marianne Design, and Memory Box
Designer paper ~ Maja Design Vintage Summer and Coffee in the Arbour collection.


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Katie 

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- 7kids~ Anything goes
- Inky Chicks ~ Use 5 or more flowers

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Today is a New Day!

Morning Everyone and Happy Hump-day!

Popping in to share my new card using Diane Duda's 
digi stamp called Face the Future.
You can click the link to Diane's Etsy shop.

 

I water colored the image with Distress Inks.


Sentiment ~ TH Small Talk sticker
Designer paper ~ Maja Design A Gift for You, Life by the Sea,
Life in the Country, Coffee in the Arbour collection
Dies ~ Magnolia Doohickey


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Katie 


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Okay Beautiful Girl

Hello Everyone!

Recently I discovered artist Diane Duda through Funky Kits Store
which carries several Diane Duda's rubber stamps.
I just love her style, her art work puts a happy
face on me and warms my heart.

Diane has started to draw digi stamps based on her paintings
and they are available at her Etsy Shop.
Of course, I cannot resist buying some of them and
use the images for my card making.

This is my card using Diane Duda's digi stamp
Okay Beautiful Girl. Isn't she gorgeous?


I have water colored the image with Distress Inks.


Flowers ~ WOC
Sentiment ~ LOTV Sentiment Tags
Dies ~ Go Kreate, Marianne Design, Memory Box, Spellbinders
Designer paper ~ Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour collection
Other embellishments are from my stash.


I enjoyed making this card and I hope you like it too.

Thanks so much for visiting me and
have a lovely weekend!

Hugs,
Katie 

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Wish Big ~ Happy Birthday to You Louise!

Good Morning Everyone!

Popping in to share a birthday card with you.
I have made it for a co-worker of mine who turns 60 today.
Since I work in a medical lab, I wanted to make a lab
related card for Louise as she is a go-by-the-books
and an extremely detailed lab technologist.

Louise, have a blast on your birthday!
I am sure you have all the safety gears standing by.


The image is "Sage the Scientist" by Stamping Bella.

I have water colored her with Distress Ink pads.
I heat embossed around the image with white frantage powder.


Sentiment ~ Stampin'Up
Designer paper ~ Magnolia
Dies ~ Frantic Stamper Light Bulb, Magnolia Doohickey Cloudy Tag,
Tim Holtz On the Edge Torn Notebook, Go Kreate Frilly #1


Thanks so much for stopping by today.
I wish you all a very lovely day!

Hugs,
Katie 

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Stitch 4You

Hello Everyone!

I am here to share a Sugar Nellie Challenge DT card.
Our theme is always Anything Goes as long as you use a
current or retired Sugar Nellie image.

I made a patchwork card using a folksy stamp by Leanne Ellis.
Sugar Nellie Funky Kits store carries a wide range of
Leanne Ellis stamps, you can find them here.


This stamp image is called "Stitch" by Leanne Ellis.


I stamped the image on 140lb Strathmore Mixed Media paper with
Staz-on Timber Brown ink. I then water colored her with Distress Ink pads.

I have been experimenting water coloring on mixed media paper lately.
Although they are not as absorbent as watercolor paper, I found
they are good for water coloring stamp images,
.
I like the Canson 98lb Mixed Media paper better as you can
easily print digi stamps and the paper is more durable
 than the lighter weight watercolor paper.


Designer paper ~ Maja Design Fika collection
Dies ~ Go Kreate, Magnolia and Marianne Design.
Twine, lace and measuring tape ribbon are from The Ribbon Girl.

I hope my creation inspires you to play with us at Sugar Nellie Challenge.
and visit Funky Kits for many adorable stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!

Hugs,
Katie

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

For the Graduate

Hello Everyone!
Hope you are keeping well wherever you are.
Popping in to share a card I made for my son who just graduated from high school.
I bought this Magnolia stamp years ago for this special occasion.
Finally I got to stamp it and color up this sweet
Graduation Edwin or Eric!


I inked up the stamp with Staz-on Timber Brown ink and
water colored the image with Distress Ink pads.
I embossed around the image with white Frantage for added texture.


I used Eric's favorite color blue for the color theme and added some red and
amber as accents. I stenciled the background paper edges using white embossing paste
and a 6x6 The Story stencil  from The Crafter's Workshop.

Designer paper~ Maja Design Life in the Country and Life by the Sea collection
Dies ~ Go Kreate, La La Land Crafts, Marianne Design and Tim Holtz Sizzix


I am proud of Eric's achievement.
He has maintained a good grade and obtained a District Scholarship 
towards his university tuition from Ministry of Education.
Well done my child!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Wish you a lovely day!

Hugs,
Katie 

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Kissed by An Angel ~ An Anniversary Card

Morning Everyone!

Here to share my 2nd guest deign work for Conie Fong Art & Design on FB.
I made a shabby chic anniversary card using beautiful laces and Maja Design DP.


The image I used is called Kissed by an Angel, available at Conie Fong Art Etsy Store.
As usual, I water colored the image with Distress Ink pads.


I designed the card based on Maja Design's June Mood Board.

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Designer paper ~ Maja Design Sofiero and Coffee in The Arbour collection

Embellishments ~ The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment ~ LOTV
Dies ~ Go Kreate


You can find more gorgeous Conie Fong digi images at her Etsy store here.

Thanks so much for your visit!

Hugs,
Katie

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Gorgeous Bride

Morning Peeps!

Here to share a new card I made for Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.
I was lucky enough to win a Featured Guest Designer spot a couple of weeks ago.
The challenge theme for this fortnight is " Say it with flowers".

I decided to make a wedding card which I haven't done for a while.
And I have a beautiful digi image waiting for me to color!


The digi image is called The Gorgeous Bride from All Dress Up.
I water colored this beauty with Distress Ink pads and embossed around
the image with Shabby White Frantage.


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Designer paper ~ Maja Design Vintage Summer and Vintage Autumn collection
Dies ~ Go Kreate, Magnolia and Memory Box
Embellishments from The Ribbon Girl


Hope my card inspire you to make something with flowers and 
join in the challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Katie

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