Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Time After Time

Today i have to tell you about a fabulous new company i discovered at Newbury Artstamps Show.
They are called Visible Image and they produce their own fabulus Clear Stamps! They have lots of gorgeous stamps available and are adding more all the time so make sure you check out there website! I am such a lucky girl as i am now on there fabby Design Team - Yay!!!
So here are my first two cards i have made using the Time After Time Stamp Set

I made both of these cards using Tim Holtz Distress Inks for the backgrounds. The first one uses the Spring Set and the second is mostly Tea Dye & Antique Linen. I also made the second one glossy on the clock face and i coloured the wings with distress markers. All the stamps used on here are from the Time After Time Set apart from the background on the second one is from the Heavy Metal Set.

Ooo another thing - make sure you check out the new Visible Image Blog, they have only just launched it and have a giveaway where you can win £30 of stamps!!

Kitty xx

Monday, 30 July 2012

Studio 12 - Simply Flowers

Hello everyone, I hope the sun is out again where you are today :)
Today i have a very simple card to show you that i made for Studio 12 - proving it doesn't always have to be complicated and take ages to create a simple yet stunning card.
I created this card using the In The Garden Collection on the Picknix Vol 1 CD.
I edited all the images in Craft Artist which is free :)
I then printed it out and added a dash of organza ribbon.
You could add layers to it by decoupaging the flowers too but i wanted to 
make it more simple for a change!

Catch you all soon :)

Kitty xx

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Studio 12 Giveaway

Gosh doesn't time fly at the moment... i am back today, maybe a little late but never late then never as they say!! Long story... ;) Anyway i am here to tell you about a fabulous new Monthly Giveaway we have just launched over on the Studio 12 Blog.. Nikky is giving away Polkadoodles/Studio 12 prizes every month and the first giveaway is now up! Here is my card to show what you can do with the first Studio 12 Picknix CD...
The cd has 3, yes 3 fab collections on it and i have used two of them on this card In The Garden & Welcome Home. All the elements were rescaled in CraftArtist & printed out then assembled.
I absolutely love the sentiment - it's very apt for us all i reckon!

Make sure you hop over to the Blog to see the rest of the DT's fabby creations & enter the giveaway!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges....

I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration from Studio 12

Kitty xx

Friday, 27 July 2012

Polkadoodles Summer Challenge

Soooo sorry for posting this so late on my blog! I blame the heat, it's made me exhausted and i'm so behind on everything at the moment, all i want to do is sleep lol! Anyway better late than never eh!
So there is a new challenge up over at Polkadoodles and the theme this week is Summer!
Here is my card i made for the challenge....
I wanted to create something that was summery but not really bold colours cos summer does involve nice muted pastels too you know! I used a fabby Emma Canning Digi called Taylor Camping Day.
The papers are from the Sundae Of Seasons CD and the sentiment is from  the Sugarplum Daisy CD.
I coloured Taylor with my Copics, cut out the Butterflies with a Cheery Lynn Die, added some lace, a doily and a few pearls. Simple but cute!

Don't forget if you do enter this week's challenge you can win the fabby Picknix CD and believe me it's so fantastic!!

Kitty xx

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

'Betsy' Your A Firework

What a lovely sunny day it is today - finally summer is here even if only for a few days! Hope the sun is shinning where you are too :) Today i have a card to show you that i made for My Mum's Craft Shop featuring one of the new CC Designs Stamps... i really wish i had made my own sentiment saying 'Baby Your A Firework' as i kept singing that song whilst colouring it in...for obvious reasons ;)
So this stamp is Sweet November Betsy - shes fab isn't she and can be used for all occasions!
I coloured her with my Copics, think my colouring is getting a bit better now :)
The papers are all from the Kanban Cool Britannia Collection as is the sentiment.
I then added some Card Candi and did a bit of faux stitching around the image to make it pop.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
Kitty xx

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Here comes Christmas tv samples...

Sorry i haven't been around all weekend to post anything - i thought it was time i spent some time with my family and away from the laptop for a bit! We did have a lovely long weekend, went shopping, had my hair done and got to be out in the sun - gotta make the most of it eh!?
I hope some of you got to see the fabuloous Polkadoodles shows on Create & Craft on Saturday!
Nikky released the fabulous new Here's Come Christmas CD Rom so i thought i would share some of my creations that were featured on tv...

I love the lil gingerbread men - they are sooooo cute and the tags i made are definitely my favourite - i do have more samples to show over the next few days too :)
The rest of the DT did a fantastic job- if you didn't catch the shows you can watch it on the Create & Craft App :)

Kitty xx

Friday, 20 July 2012

Latest Art Journaling Page

Today i thought i would show you my latest Art Journaling page. I haven't had all that much 'me' time to do any Art Journaling but i did manage to do this page and i had sooo much fun creating this!
I did the background using my latest fav way of creating backgrounds - brayering paint!
I then used lots of stencils with the paint and used my black fineliner to highlight areas.
I coloured my SheArt stamp with Copics and cut her out and splodged her on the page!
I also added a Dylusions sentiment - love them! 

Hope to see you tomorrow :)

Kitty xx

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Bella On Bauble

Sorry i didn't post yesterday, i thought i had scheduled it but i must have imagined it! Well nevermind and as Miranda Hart would say - On With The Show!! As it's now July all the Christmas stock is coming thick and fast but well we do almost have matching weather so it's acceptable ;)
Here is a card i whipped up quickly using the brand new Wild Rose Studio Stamps!
Isn't Bella just the cutest little elephant like EVER!!
This stamped is called Bella On Bauble and by far my favourite & the most popular!
I don't have many new Christmas papers which is good as i am using up my old ones! This one is one of last years Echo Park & also a sheet of last years My Minds Eye. I added some glamour dust around the edge and on the stars too! The sentiment is from a set i bought at Newbury.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...

Tomorrow i will be back with my latest Art Journaling page :)
Kitty xx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

You Are My Anchor

Well what a lovely day today has been - been super busy at work but even managed to get a bit of exercise today and walk back from town - yay go me, amazing what a bit of sunshine can do!
Well today i have a girly card to show you - but not in the usual pinks or purples, yes that's right it's in blues & turquiose - showing that girlie doesn't nessasarily mean pink!
This is of course one of the new A La Modes called You Anchor Me. You know how much i love my A La Modes, so i really couldn't wait to play with this beauty! I coloured her with my Copics and dusted some ink around her to blend her in a bit better - white just looked to sharp.
The papers are an old My Minds Eye Paper Pad - i am finally getting round to using my papers lol.
I then added a Cheery Lynn Swirl, a bit of lace & some flowers. The sentiment was stamped and cut with my Dienamics Flag Stax - i just rounded the edge! The wheel is from Dienamics Sea Charms.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...

Thanks for looking and i will be catching up with all of you soon :)
Kitty xx

Monday, 16 July 2012

Santa's Little Helpers

What a horrible wet Monday Morning, so glad i have a day off and don't have to get drenched walking to work today - that will be tomorrow instead! 
I have been busy making up samples for Stamposaurus and here is a quick card 
i whipped up last night!
This is one of the FABULOUS new stamps called Santa's Little Helpers. I absolutely love the new ranges and had so much fun creating this card - so look out for more samples from me soon!
I coloured the cute elves with my Copics. The papers are by Bo Bunny and the flourish is by Cheery Lynn. I also added a dash of lace and a couple of Card Candi to finish. As always lots of Kraft Card to matt and layer everything - love the stuff, need more!

I would like to enter this card into the followng challenges..

See you tomorrow and thank you for looking :) 

Kitty xx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Studio 12 DT card ... my first one!!

Today i have something different and exciting to show & tell you :) 
I recently got on the Polkdoodles & Studio 12 Design Teams.. woohoo so excited!
So today is my day to show you my first ever card using the Studio 12 Picknix CD Rom.
I had such fun playing with the Picknix Collection 1 CD it really is crammed full of everything you could possibly ever need! My favourite collection is All Sewn Up and everything i used on this card is from that collection. I printed everything out as i really wanted to make this card 3d with lots of different elements. The tape was printed out then stuck onto the mannequin then i added all the other elements.

Hope you like my card and i will be back soon with more creations :)

Kitty xx

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Butterfly Girl Canvas

Hello everyone what a horrible wet day it is - well it is here on and off anyway!
Today i have a Canvas to show you that i made with my lovely Creative Expressions Stamps!
I really love doing all this inky stuff and it doesn't take long to do either, which is great for me at the moment as i am very busy behind the scenes doing all sorts at the moment!
For the background all i used was acrylic paint - in just four colours blue, lime, white & silver.
I used the brayering technique to create the background layers then used my Dylusions Stencils & Crafters Workshop Stencils to add a bit more design. I used a empty loo roll & an old credit card to create the silver cirlces & blue lines around the edge.
I then stamped directly onto the canvas with the heart flowers - i went round them with a distress marker as they didn't come out too well - i then added the Buttefly Girl made her wings all shimmery. For her skin i stamped onto an old book and paper pierced the image then i added the Sentiment.
It didn't really take long at all :)

Lots more ideas and samples to show you all over the next few days, i have been busy busy busy!

Kitty xx

Friday, 13 July 2012

Polkadoodles British Challenge Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Polkadoodles Very British Olympic Blog Hop & Challenge - blimey that's a mouthful and a half! This is my first DT post for Polkadoodles so i am very excited to be joining such a fabulous team and big thank you to Nikky for having me :) 
So on with the Blog Hop... you should have arrived here from Patty
Here is my card i made for the challenge....
I kept the layout nice and simple to show off the gorgeous papers and image!
The image is of course Mille Birthday, available as a Digi Stamp - so cute!
For the papers i used the Britannia Kit that was given away as a freebie on Facebook!
I then added the sentiment, a doily and a few candy to finish.

Right now you should be off to see Clare's creation.
Thank you for viewing my creation and enjoy the rest of the hop :)

Kitty xx

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Octopode Card

I am so loving getting messy, i often now am either covered in paint or ink - both even!
After getting a load of back issues of Craft Stamper Mag at the weekend i thought i would have a go at a new technique - well new for me and here is the end result..
I love how the background came out. Basically i used acrylic paint but tried brayering with it then brayering with a layer of gesso then repeating a few times! It was soooo much fun although i literally had paint absolutely everywhere, my head and eyebrows even!!

The image is of course an Octopode Digi, the flowers are by Lavinia and the banners are a Whimsy Stamp Set that i have had for a while but never even cut it up! I printed the sentiment out and attached it with Matt Medium.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...

See you all soon :) Kitty xx

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Vintage Mini Printer Tray

Well i promised something a bit diferent so here i am with my erm... something different project!
Here is my Vintagy Mini Printer Tray, this is my first project of this kinda style and am so pleased with how it finally turned out :)
I started out by asembling my printer tray. I then covered it with white cardstock - this is so the inks come up brighter and the chipboard doesnt eat all my ink! I then used my Distress Inks to cover the outside of the frame and the pack panel. All the stamps i used for this are by Oxford Impressions. 
I then added lots of Ideaology to give it a bit of charactor & texture. 
Quite a quick project to complete :)

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges...

See you all soon :)
Kitty xx

Monday, 9 July 2012

Christmas In Mulberry Wood

Well today i don't have one card to show you, i have 5!! I have been playing with the new Christmas In Mulberry Wood CD Rom making samples for the shop and omg there is just so much stuff on this CD - it literally is packed with everything you need!
These are my first batch, mostly made with just the decoupage sheets and some added glitter. These are perfect for creating quick cards - i am making them for my daughter to give her friends at school - well i best start now there is quite a few of them!

I love the cutesy little designs, they are lovely!

Back tomorrow with a something a bit different - my first mini  printer tray!

Kitty xx

Saturday, 7 July 2012

New Art Journal - Page 1

Well i have been a right busy bee this week! We have had tons of stuff arrive in the shop this week so i have been busy busy packing orders and trying to make up samples for the shop boards! Yesterday evening however i thought it was time for some 'me' time, so out came the inks and my brand new journal here is what happened...
I am so pleased with how it turned out in the end :)

So i used my Dylusions for the background, lots of stencils & some paint.
My fav stamp by Dina Wakley had to be on here, obviously! The letters are done with Kaisercraft Grunge Alphabet Stamps - bargain at only £5.99! I also added some butterflies from Steampunk Dreams Stamp Set.

Love, love, love Art Journaling atm its my therapy and even better is shopping for it ;)

Kitty xx

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Campervans Rule!

Today i have to show you a sample i made for Jayne at Stamposaurus!
They have got sooo many fabulous stamps available now, everything from charactors, cute animals to bunting, sentiments etc! They do lots of shows so it's worth heading for their stand or you can order online on their website! Here is a card made with one of the new Campervan Stamps....
Such a fab stamp - it can be used for all sorts of occasions and can be male or female!
I made this one into a girly card as i had some new papers i was itching to use! These are the new Dovecraft Papers called Garden Party! I coloured the image with my Copics, the border is an EK Punch and the flourish is Cheery Lynn. I also added some ribbon, sentiment, card candi & jewels.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...

Back tomorrow with more cards :) 
Kitty xx

Monday, 2 July 2012

No.1 Teacher

Well it's now July so apart from the fact i have to gear the shop up for Christmas stock that is arriving this week.. i thought i had better get my skates on with making some nice Teacher Gifts & Cards for my eldest to give her teacher - cannot believe in September she will be in Year 2! 
So here is a card i made last night...
Really pleasede with how this turned out as it's been a while since i have done any colouring or my usual type of cards - but i have rediscovered my love for it again!
So this card features Rosie from the Rosie & Dan Thank You Teacher Set - i got from Digi Stamp Boutique! The papers are by Dovecraft called Garden Party. The flourish is by Cheery Lynn and i also added some Kraft Card, Cherry Blossoms & Pearls. Rosie was coloured with Copics.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...

Back tomorrow with more cards :)

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Strictly Party

I needed cheering up yesterday so after i finished work i popped into town with the kids and obviously nipped into The Range to see if anything new was out and OMG i found them putting out loads of new stash including a fab range called Strictly Party from Papermania! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it so as soon as i got home - after missing the bus lol, i got creating...
So the first one was just made the Decoupage, matching papers & sentiment. I used my MS Punch for the border then added a bow & some bling!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...

For this one i used the Decoupage Sheet, Paper & Sentiment. I then added tons of bling, a butterfly, card candi, lace & a die cut flourish.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...

I will be back tomorrow with more cards, probably Christmas ones!! :)
Kitty xx



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