Thursday, 30 July 2015

I made the ColourArte Design Team!!!!!!!!!!

Yes folks - it's true - pinch me! I made the incredible ColourArte Design Team much to my surprise and delight. I've known a little while but was sworn to total secrecy - boy has that been a hard secret to keep!

Here's the piece that I did as my entry for the callout - you can see the full step-out here.

I start my term in September and I cannot wait to start working more with ColourArte's gorgeous products (if they are not a brand you know take a look at their website and prepare to drool....).

I am among some very talented company on this team (no pressure then!) - you can meet the rest of the team over on the ColourArte blog today.


Katy xxx

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

More Leftovers!

As promised another quickie with leftovers. This is becoming quite a fun habit and it's so easy to create something when you have a pile of goodies that already co-ordinate because they are left from something else. Today a really quick card made from the bits and pieces remaining after I created the below journal page. The background is literally made by lightly dragging an Archival inkpad over a piece of coated cardstock.

This was a guest DT make so full deets are on the Sprinkle of Imagination blog.

See you soon!
Katy x

Monday, 27 July 2015

Lovely Leftovers

Recently I've been making an effort to use the scraps on my desk when I finish a project and today's make is one of those creations.

This ATC was made from the bits and bobs left over from this project.

In planning for my card I stamped a whole load of images to use for the collaged elements on the cover. So I used those images to create the ATC above. The background is stamped with a postcard image and then simply layered with a variety of stamped images from Rubber Dance. Simple but I think quite effective.

I'll be sharing another leftovers make later this week :).

Thanks for visiting,
Katy x

I used these awesome Rubber Dance stamps:

Envelope Stamps

Vintage Postcard


Collage Elements 1

Friday, 24 July 2015

Tim's Tag July

Here's my version of Tim's Tag for July. I used two panels rather than three as I wanted to use larger stamps. I used Distress Inks in Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon for the painting and Antique China and Scattered Straw for the second layer of ink over the Distress Glaze.

My background is a page from an old A-Z map rather than patterned paper and I added a few splatters to tone it with the stamped panels. I used staples to add detail as I don't have a sewing machine.

Hope you like my version of the tag for this month!

Katy xxx

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Guest Appearance at A Sprinkle of Imagination

My second and last guest appearance for A Sprinkle of Imagination today - I've had such fun with the Finnabair stamps in creating my makes. Today I've tried to do something rather different with them, to show that grunge isn't the only way with these beautiful images. I made a fresh journal page celebrating the British love of tea.

Find out much more over at the Sprinkle of Imagination Blog today!

See you very soon,
Katy xxx

Monday, 20 July 2015

Noor! Design Team Application

Hello everyone! Today's post is my application to join the UK Noor! Design Team. I had to go for this one as they sell all the things I love - die cutters, cut outs, chipboard shapes, masks and stencils, stamps............. So many yummy treats! Although for this application I made a card (as per the rules), I hope I could bring a wide range of types of project to Noor! Design including mixed media, 3D makes and scrapbook pages.

Apologies in advance that I made a Christmas card in July but as so many companies are releasing their new Christmas goodies around about now, it seemed appropriate for this submission.  I use die cuts on almost every project I make and this card is no exception!

To create it, I glittered white die cuts (Distress Glitter - Rock Candy) before layering them as shown onto an embossed kraft card panel flecked with white paint. I added flowers made from old music sheet, which I also glittered before placing as shown along with a Doobadoo bow. My 'winter' word is die cut in cream to tone with the flowers and to finish I added a few pearls enhance the vintage look. The card blank is 5x7 in size.

I used the following Noor! Design products to make my card:
  • Joycrafts dies: Winter Wishes (2033), Ice Crystal Edge (2021), Crystal Die 3 (2020), 8 Point Die (0358)
  • Dutch Doobadoo: Paper Art A5 Scattered Bows (017), Craft Art A5 Leaves (008)
I also need to add my social media links - friends if you don't follow me on these I'd love to see you there!
Fingers crossed!

See you soon,
Katy x

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Enjoy the Journey for Rubber Dance

My turn again for a step-by-step project over on the Rubber Dance blog! Today I made a card (for once), in the shape of a suitcase, as our Design Team theme this month is Travel & Vacation.

As usual, you can find steps for the techniques used over at Rubber Dance.

I am entering this into the Destinations Challenge over at A Vintage Journey, as it's very much Tim Holtz inspired!

Hope you like :)

Thanks for visiting,
Katy xxx

Here are the fabby Rubber Dance stamps I used. They are available from the webshop and international shipping is a flat rate, so why not pop over for a look?

Collage Elements 1

Envelope Stamps