Monday, 31 December 2012

A Year Of Creations

Hello i am back today to show you my top cards and creations that i have made over the past year!
The last six months have been super busy for me as i have luckily been on various new design teams and i have also been designing for several magazines.
But here are my fav creations from each month...


I hope you have enjoyed looking back at all my creations. It's funny seeing how my style has changed over the last 12 months etc.

This year has of course been fantastic craft wise. I completed the Copic Certification Course. I went to the most craft shows ever i think in total it was 9, madness! I managed to get on 7 new design teams including two guest designer spots. I now design regulary for Making Cards Magazine and Crafts Beautiful Magazine - seeing your work in print is the best thing ever. My creations have also been on create & craft several times on Polkadoodles & Studio 12 Shows.

So here's to 2013 being even busiest with lots of new craft products & ideas :)

Kitty xx

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Top Products of 2012

My Top Crafts Products Of 2012

I always mean to do this but every year i forget but woohoo not this year!
So i thought i would share some of my most favourite products i have bought and used throughout the year!

Stamps - There have been sooo many stamp releases this year and majority i have loved! I think charactor wise my favourites have been the A La Mode's by MFT. I have quite a few in my collection now and i just love them.

Dies - Dies seem to have been the biggest trend of 2012 with more and more companies emerging or adding dies to there ranges. I think my favourite dies have to be Dienamics. I think over 60 odd now last time i checked. Every release there DT do an amazing job and make me want them all. I also love quite a lot of the Memory Box Dies that have come out..the Halloween & Christmas ones in particular.

Papers - This one is easy for me, Echo Park and My Minds Eye every time! Pretty much every single 6x6 pad they bring out is a must have for me. I used patterned papers on like 99% of my cards so i always need new ones - that's my excuse anyway!

Embellishments - I seem to have been using flowers a lot less this year but instead i have been using a lot more Twine & Buttons. I have used loads of rhinestones and pearls on most of my projects as i think they add a finishing touch so i will be using more of those in 2013 for sure!

Goals & Plans 2013

I am so looking forward to seeing all the CHA sneak peaks and releases and then going to the NEC Trade Show in feb. I love seeing what is coming out it's so exciting!

I am planning to do more of my Smash Book and maybe get on with my project life book but we will see how time pans out on that. I am hoping to do more magazine work and freelance work, it's so much fun and you can never beat seeing your creations in print, it's a wonderful feeling of achievement. I am planning to build up my Copic collection by buying one or two a week so i can practice my colouring and follow more tutorials.

That's it for me today..but i will be back soon :)
Hope you have enjoyed reading!
Kitty xx

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Bella Winter Wishes

Welcome to my last post for Sketch Saturday, i have LOVED every minute of being there Guest Designer for the month - even tho December was a bit manic for me it's always great to be part of a very popular & succesful challenge team, so thanks girls for having me! This week we have another fabulous sketch for you and here is my take on it....
As you can see i am still getting those 'Winter' creations in ;) Well i have so much winter & christmas stash lurking here i thought i need to make room for all the stuff that is bound to appear from CHA!
So i used Wild Rose Studio Papers & Wild Rose Studio Toppers - both Xmas Bella, aren't they super cute! I also used the latest flower set from MFT, the Dienamics Winter Rose Die. I used my fav die the Fancy Flourish behind it and added a rhinestone to the centre. I also made the white bits of there hats all glittery but the picture doesn't show that too well.

Hope you enjoyed my card and thank you for all your comments all year long they always pick me up, make me smile and give me the encouragement to carry on!

Here's to 2013!

Kitty xx

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Owl Always...

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas & Boxing Day!
After a week off at Little Miss Muffet (thanks Barbara!) we are back on track and have our last challenge of this year which is an easy Anything Goes challenge.
I decided to use one of my favourite images Celeste Amberglow Owl Always Love You. Isn't she just super cute! I created a sentiment to match and printed it out. The papers are my fav range of the moment... Carta Bella Devoted. I decided to bling it up a bit with lots of rhinestones and pearls and some lovely white satin ribbon.

Hope on over to the LMM Challenge Blog to enter your creation and check out the rest of the design teams inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by :)
Kitty xx

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Love & Adore

Hello and Happy Christmas Eve Eve!!!
I hope you are all enjoying the start of the festive season. This is my first post for Dreamees and it's so exciting to be part of a new team. I have lots of ideas for you, i just need more hours in the day to get them all done. I do have a wedding card to show you that i created...
This card features the Bride & Groom Stamp which i coloured with my copics.
The papers i used are by Echo Park and i added some ribbon & rhinestones. 
Very simple but elegant i think - just how weddings should be :)

Hope you have enjoyed my first card and i will be back soon with more inspiration and ideas using Dreamees products.

Hope you all have a Happy Christmas :)

Kitty xx

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Spring Rosie

Hello Peeps!
3 more sleeps to go, wooooohooooo!
I managed to clean the house yesterday ready and sort of the mountain of prezzies i even put some under the tree to make everyone even more excited.. i even got more last minute bits and did the food shop. All in all a very productive day one might say... :) Today i have a nice clean and simple and very spring looking card i have been meaning to add....
The image is from the fabby Digi Stamp Boutique and i coloured her with Copics. The papers are by First Edition (last years spring drop) and of course i mounted it all on kraft card. The cloud is a Memory Box die. I had to add some ribbon and pearls of course too.

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

Thank you for visiting today, i love reading all your comments :)
Kitty xx

Friday, 21 December 2012

Crimbo Penguins

OMG Christmas is nearly here only 4 more sleeps, yay!!
I am such a big kid at xmas and i am definately more excited than the kids, they think i have just gone mad i think, dancing around the room giggling insanely..hehe.
Here is my card for today featuring some Crimbo Penguins...
 I just LOVE these penguins and i have had them sat on my desk for ages waiting to be made into a card. They are of course from the Some Odd Girl Winter Friends Set, which currently in our Big Sale, so don't miss this one, they are perfect for post Christmas thank you notes :)
The papers i think are by Carta Bella that i picked up at the NEC, i think they look rather nice teamed up with some Kraft. The snowflakes are Dienamics Let It Snowflake and i added a ton of bling.

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

Thanks for popping by and checking our my creation :)
Kitty xx

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Wild Meadow

Today i have another simple scenic card to share with you :)
I bought some lovely Indigoblu Stamps a while back but haven't had much time to play with them as i have had soo much work on but i did manage to create this quickie...
I created the background using some pale Pan Pastels. I then simply stamped over this background with the Indigoblu Wild Meadow Stamps. I used Versafine so the detail showed up better and wow doesn't it just :) 

Great news My Mum's Craft Shop are going to be stocking these beauties next year yay, so look out for lots more ideas using these lovely stamps.

Kitty xx

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

You're My Cup Of Tea

 I just LOVE getting to play with all the latest crafty goodies, definately the plus of having a shop! Probably my most favourtie character range is the A La Modes and i have quite a collection building so when i saw the new You're My Cup Of Tea in the new mft release i new i would need it. I couldn't wait to get it inked up and here is my first creation with it...
I coloured her with Copics, did a bit of paper piercing and used the fabulous new Carta Bella Devoted Paper Pad. I love this new paper and i deffo need to get another pad as it's lush and not just for valentines really, lovely colour combo. The twine & polkadot button are from The Ribbon Girl.

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

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Pick Of The Year (Anything Goes)

Thanks for looking :)
Kitty xx

Make A Wish

Today i have something i made for My Mum's Craft Shop.
This was quite a simple card and pretty easy to create. I am quite liking creating scenes with stamps at the moment and boy are they quicker than colouring charactors!
This card features stamps by the fabulous Inkylicious Stamps.
I created the background using some inks, i think they were Memeno Dew Drops but any inks will work for this. The dandelion stamps are called Make A Wish and are a totall bargain as only £3.49 for the stamp set. It is actually one of our most popular stamp sets but if it is out of stock don't worry it won't be long before it is back in stock again. We are going to be having a big Inkylicious delivery soon.

Catch you all soon :)
Kitty xx

Monday, 17 December 2012

Christmas Lucy Stocking

Hello again ;)
Check me out 3 days in a row eh?! Wonder how long i can keep it up though lol!
Today i have another Christmas creation to show you, well i have to whilst i still can ;)
This lovely girly is Xmas Lucy with her stocking from santa. She is of course a digi from the fabulous Digi Stamp Boutique and i coloured her with my Copics. The papers are First Edition Stocking Fillers, deffo one of my fav paper stacks this Crimbo! I also finally got round to using my Memory Box Tree...of course done in Kraft card.

I will be back tomorrow with my latest creation for MMCS :)
Kitty xx

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Winter Trees

Hello me lovely readers!
Thought i should actually upload some creations i have been making behind the scenes, as i keep on forgetting to actually put them on my blog - silly me! So expect a few more from me over the next few days! I am now on my Christmas break so loads of time to catch up with you all :) 
Here is a nice n simple card i made with some Paper Smooches Stamps
I always admire the clean and simple look that many of you can create and the Paper Smooches DT do always amaze me with there fabulous ideas! All did for this card was stamp and colour the trees with copics. I then added some washi tape across the bottom of my card and stamped the sentiment striaght onto my kraft card blank - simples ;)

I'll be back tomorrow, i think :)
Kitty xx

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Winter Mimi

It's time for a new weekly sketch at Sketch Saturday and this week we are sponsored by the lovely Stamp Fairy. They are tons of fabulous Digi's available and they have a sale on too - i must get some more as they are soo cute and i lurrves them :)
Meet Winter Mimi, isn't she gorgeous in her hat & scarf. I thought this image really screamed winter colours so i went with a blue & purple theme of course the perfect papers for the job were Echo Park Winter this pad i don't have many sheets left at all! I also used a CC Designs sentiment and a Memory Box Die, along with some pearls.

Hope you have enjoyed my creation this week :)
Kitty xx

Friday, 14 December 2012



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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Winter Snowballs

It's time for my usual Thursday post for Little Miss Muffet.
This week we want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas so our challenge theme this week is Merry Christmas!! I am totally loving all the different colour schemes for Christmas especially those wintery blues so i thought i would make a boys card featuring Snowballs!
Snowballs is of course from the Swings N Slides Collection. He has been coloured with Copics and the papers are all from the Echo Park Winter Wishes Paper Pad. I had to use some Kraft card well lots of it in this case and i added some sparkly jewels - boys still like bling you know ;)

Click here to hop over to the main challenge blog and to see the rest of the fab dt samples!

Kitty xx

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Snow Noel

I hope you are all loving the CC Designs themed week so far over at MMCS Blog.. there are so many fabulous CC Designs Stamps out there now it would be hard not to - they are super cute!
I decided to use the gorgeous Snow Noel... loving these snowmen!
I used my Copics to colour the Snow Noel stamp and added Pan Pastels around the edge. The papers are Kaisercraft Mint Twist and of course i added some pearls, a dash of ribbon & loads of Kraft!

I have gotta dash as i am preparing for the shop sale on Saturday!
If you are local come and pop in, all our stock will be discounted for the day with savings up to 50% off you won't want to miss out. It is also our last day before we close the shop for Christmas.

If you are an online shopper... we will have a sale shortly after so watch this space!

Kitty xx

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Snowman Tags

Hello i am back with a bit of a quick post for you with my post for Vilda Stamps
Well Christmas is just around coner and will soon be here so i thought i best get a move on and create some nice simple tags to put on prezzies and gift bags. These Snowmen are just perfect for the job....
I have of course used the Two Snowmen Stamp Set. I think they look perfect in traditional green & red colours too.  All i added was some papers, pearls, a bit of mash, buttons and a dash of ribbon.

Nice and simple which is perfect if you have loads of presents to add tags on like me :)

Kitty xx

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Cupcake Fairy

It's Saturday and time for a new Sketch Challenge over at Sketch Saturday!!
This is my second week being a Guest Deisgner and i am loving it! I often follow sketches when i can as it's a great starting point for creating cards so this really is perfect for me!
For this card i used a gorgeous Hobby House Topper.. they are perfect if you are running short of time and don't have time to colour an image or if you just fancy a change :) The papers i used are by First Edition and i used Dienamics Fancy Flourish & Botanical Beauty. The sentiment is by Lili Of The Valley.

Make sure you hop on over to the Sketch Saturday Blog to see the sketch and all the fab inspiration from the Design Team.

Hope you like my creation today and i will try and blog more :)
Kitty xx

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Rock Star

Hello my lovely readers :)
Today i am glad to bring you a non Christmas card for a change!
It is of course New Release time over at Little Miss Muffet and my god we have a whole loads of fabby new images for you all...both rubber & digi's, wooohoo! Here is my creation...
This is Luna Bitterfrost Stars Rock, totally perfect for Teens or kids with an attitude, very much what my eldest daughter has, she is only 7 but acts as if she is 13, it's funny at times though! I coloured her with my Copics and the papers are My Minds Eye Lost & Found 3 Ruby. I also used my lovely Dienamics Stars STAX and the sentiment is from this set here.

If you fancy seeing lots more gorgeous ideas using the new releases, hop on over to the Little Miss Muffet Blog to see what the rest of the DT have been up to.

Catch you all soon :)
Kitty xx

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Here Comes Santa

Hello Peeps!!
Woohoo December is here, although i hate the weather i LOVE Christmas!!
I am sooo looking forward to Santa visiting the Frampton/Hawkins household and with that thought in mind i thought i would share my latest creation using my new Inkylicious Stamps.
I am quite into scenic stamps and creating backgrounds at the moment, just wish there were more hours in the day so i could get inky more often as it's soooo much fun. I created the background with just two Memento Dew Drops using my Dreamweaver Brushes - they are super easy to use!! I only used two Inkylicious Stamps on this card, Santa's Sleigh (which also has the sentiment) and Silhouette Town. This was quite quick to make especially when compared to colouring charactors etc. I am quite liking the simple look as they say sometimes less is more.

Hope you like my creation today :)
Kitty xx

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Sketch Saturday 236 - You Light Up My Life

Well i am very excited to announce that i am a Guest Designer for Sketch Saturday Challenges for a month...woohoo!! So excited to be on such a talented team!
We have a fabulous sketch to follow this week and here is my first creation...
 I decided to use one of my gorgeous new stamps A La modes - You Shine. I coloured her with my Copics and added a ton of Stickles Glitter, cos well she needed a bit of sparkle! The papers i used are Carta Bella Merry & Bright. I also used my Dienamics Sentiment Strips & Monarch Border. Of course had to used my beloved Kraft Card, well it matches with everything, plus i used some pearls & string.

I hope you can play along with our sketch this week, don't forget to hop over the challenge blog to see all the rest of the design teams amazing inspiration and to enter the challenge too.

Hope you enjoyed my creation :)
Kitty xx



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