Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Winter Wishes

Well, I wasn't lucky enough to be picked for the Noor! UK DT but I had the Christmas die cuts to hand so I created another card to enter into the Noor Monthly Challenge - theme Christmas (you might have guessed that!).

It uses Joycrafts dies, Evergreen Bough and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks, DecoArt Media silver metallic paint and a touch of glitter. Just a simple but pretty layered card.

Katy x

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

A Little Bit of Layout Love


Oh my, it's been a while since I did any scrapbooking! But I do go to a crop once a month (hello Moxley mates!) and I thought it was about time that I used that time for the allotted purpose! I created two layouts in a day - which for me is pretty good going. I am not the world's fastest crafter!


My first layout is a romantic wedding layout. I used some very old papers by BoBunny called The Avenues. This is a simple LO but has lots of layers. Firstly, spray ink flicked onto the paper, then texture pasted stencilled and highlighted with ColourArte Silk Glaze in Golden Monarch. Then I added torn paper and corrugated card (the card also has a swipe of the Silk colour), various fussy cut elements, twine and trim and brads. The last layer has the photo and some flowers. My word is painted with the Silks again to tie it into the page. I love the subtle colour and sheen of the Silks - goes well with my romantic feel.


In contrast my second layout is much more contemporary in feel. Again I used spray inks (Distress brand), creating the background by applying the inks loosely with a wide brush. Once dry I added a load of splatters (fun!!!). Colours are Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Evergreen Bough. The stamps (pilfered from my fellow Moxley-er's - as I had not packed any. WHAT???) are Hampton Art and IndigoBlu. Then I just layered up some die cuts, tags and elements cut from paper.


This is the first layout I've done of our new fur baby, Jet. He is very smiley :).

I enjoyed this change of scene and hope you do too :)

Katy xxx

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Rubber Dancer


It's my turn to do a tutorial today over on the Rubber Dance blog. So if you'd like to find out how I made this card with vellum panel then pop on over!


I also created a little ATC using the same simple stamping method - this was created as a reminder for the Rubber Dance challenge - still lots of time to enter - the moodboard is below and the (optional) theme is In the Garden. Follow the link for all the info you need. Hope you can play along.

Bye for now,
Katy x

Monday, 10 August 2015

By the Sea with Rubber Dance


I've gone small today with a little teeny display piece created using Tim Holtz's Mini Cabinet Card die for Sizzix as a background and decorated with - you guessed it! - Rubber Dance stamps.

The New Retro Beach set is a recent re-release from Bibi of an old favourite set of mine. I figured August was my last chance to use it this year before the dreaded Xmas makes kick in. Well, it IS still summer :).


I used a lot of stamping on the background but started with a base of patterned paper by Kaisercraft. I love using paper as base for layering onto as it gives that little touch more depth. I stamped it with various images from the Rubber Dance set and added some light spritzing with Distress Spray Stain in Evergreen Bough. At the top of each panel is a cut out painted shell which is outlined with Pumice Stone Distress Ink to make it pop a little bit. Onto this I place some mesh ribbon and some metal corners aged with white gesso,


My focal images are stamped onto the same patterned paper I used for the background, then lightly tinted with watered-down Distress Inks - I used Broken China, Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo. The photo mat is also distressed. The panels are added to the background with some stamped words (the Dymo style ones) and shells, plus some real shells.

I've enjoyed my last make of summer - hope you like it and the sun is shining where you are :).

Katy x

I used these awesome Rubber Dance stamps;

New Retro Beach

Take the Plunge (small shells used)

Round in Circles (circles background top left used)

Sunday, 9 August 2015

New Rubber Dance stamps - one by meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Am very happy Bibi has chosen one of my stamp designs to release this month!!! 

I ADORE this set of BIG words called Affirmations. A lot of the smaller words can be used with the large ones or you can use either on their own. Hoping this will be a versatile one! I really hope you like it.



My lovely teamie Susanne Rose has designed two gorgeous Christmas sets too.

Cozy Christmas


And Frosty Friends


The actual size of the stamp sheets is 13 x 18 cm (5 x 7 inches).

You can find these new stamps in the Rubber Dance web shop.
If you prefer to shop via Etsy, you'll find the new Rubber Dance Etsy store here.


See you soon!
Katy x

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Bribery!!!


Yes I am resorting to out and out bribery! Follow my blog and comment here to let me know you have done so, I will enter you into a draw to win this little pile of goodies :). If you already follow - I love you! - leave me a comment and I'll enter you too :). If you'd like to share my piccie with your friends on your blog sidebar that would be fab.

There's a Tim Holtz stamp and die set, a pair of embossing folders, some Tim embellies and a pot of Distress Crackle Paint,

EDIT! Thanks Suman - it does need a closing date!!!!!!! I will draw on 1st September 2015.

Good luck!
Katy x

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Another month - another Rubber Dance challenge!


Yep it's August already (anyone know where July went?) - which means it's time for another challenge at Rubber Dance! Our colours are bright and gorgeous this month - to celebrate the August sunshine! Our (optional) theme is In the Garden.


Click here for the full details. You could win this pile of gorgeous, wonderful rubber stamps!!!


For my challenge make I created a set of 4x4 mini cards using a variety of Rubber Dance stamps. I used a loose watercolour technique with Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry. I love this technique cos it doesn't matter if you go outside the lines!

I hope you'll join our challenge - can't wait to see what you make :)

Katy xA