Friday, 23 June 2017

300th Post Giveaway

Hello lovely peeps and welcome to my 300th blog post.
 As promised I am having another little giveaway.

One lucky winner will receive :-

Jasmine Shopping rubber stamp by Lili of the Valley, 15 diecut flower shapes from Stix2 and the Happy stencil with 5 masks by Leonie Pujol ...

plus a Floral Vine edge die from the English Country garden range by Sara Davies at Crafters Companion and a set of 5 scalloped rectangle dies by Creative Dies.

 For a chance to win, all you need to do is either
 be a Blogger/Google follower and leave me a comment on this post
be an email subscriber and email me a comment to
kernewekkat @ gmail . com
(remember to remove the spaces)

You will also have a chance to win if you follow me on Instagram or Pinterest

This giveaway will close at 9pm BST on the 23rd June 2017.

Good luck everyone :o)
Katrina x

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Posh has a Present

Hello lovely peeps

Just popping in to show you a 50th birthday card that I made with a Stamping Bella image called Posh has a present

I stamped onto Elegance Satin card with Black Memento ink and coloured the image in with Graph'It markers
Hair: 3250, 3245, 3210
Skin: 4170, 4155, 4115
Dress: 2110, 0000
Presents: 7125, 8115, 8110, 5120, 5110
Outline/Ground: Ice Grey 1

I wanted to have the age on the card without making a big thing of it so I made a tag with the accompanying sentiment stamp and doodled on a little border with some '50's

Some Lah-de-dah Adhesive Enamel Dots finish the card off.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
The Ribbon Girls June any image
Southern Girls #162 Stuck on you
Mod Squad Challenge - use lots of colours
Addicted to Stamps and More #247 Make your mark
Stamping Bella - Inspiration Photo

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Howdy for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps

I've got another men's card for you today, using Leonie's stencils and her second set of doodle stamps.

For the sand background I stamped one of the images in the Lots of Texture stamp set onto Sheena Stamping Card with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink and spritzed with water.

I added another layer of colour by stamping with Vintage Photo onto my craft mat before spritzing and pressing my card down onto it.

For the sky I dabbed Faded Jeans Distress Oxide onto my craft mat and spritzed with lots of water before smooshing the top half of my card through it.

I dabbed it with some kitchen towel while it was wet to give me some clouds.
For the sun I took another stamp from Lots of Texture and inked it with Fossilized Amber first, then just the edges with Fired Brick

I gave it a very light spritz after stamping to blend the ink slightly and drew the colour into the middle with a damp paintbrush.

Next for the cacti :o)

I drew a few cactus shapes onto some copy paper with pencil.
If you would like to take a copy of this picture please feel free - click on the image to bring up the large version then right click on it and save the image to your computer.

After carefully cutting them out I put the shapes to one side to use as masks later

I covered the sky/sand background with my homemade stencil and sponged through some Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink.

I dried these with a heat gun before stamping through the stencil several times with one of the stamps in the Flower Burst set, inked with Black Memento ink.

The tops of the cacti are highlighted with a white gel pen.

I used one of the masks that I'd set aside to cover one of the cacti so I could stamp a 'snake' behind it with one of the images from the Super Swirl set. I coloured it in with a red Promarker.

For the frame around the picture I cut some lengths of Sheena Stamping card and ran the Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink pad along each one before spritzing with a little water. I then ran these through my Ebosser with the Wood Grain Textures embossing folder from Crafters Companion.

For the 'howdy' I used the Home and Adore stencils to trace through onto some spritzed blue card and then cut the letters out.
ho is from home
w is the m from home turned upside down
d is from adore
y is the h from home turned upside down

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
 Simon Says Stamp (Wed) Emboss It (dry embossed the frame)
Moving along with the Times #47 embossing
SSS Work it wednesday sunshine
Crafty Purple Frog Make it manly
Unicorn Challenge #22 For the guys
Glitter n Sparkle #244 Father's Day/Masculine
Colour Crazy Challenge #24 Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Sunday, 18 June 2017

A Lick of Paint on Father's Day

Hello lovely peeps

Just popping in to show you the card I made for my Father-in-Law.

I've used the Simply Print version of A Lick of Paint from Lili of the Valley (he is also available as uncoloured digi or a rubber stamp) and cut him out with a small border

I die-cut 'happy' from one of my papers with a Memory Box die and glued it onto a co-ordinating paper (all from the Wild at Heart 8x8 pad by First Edition/Trimcraft)

then cut it into 1.5 cm strips

I made a little template

and used it to cut the top of the strips so they look like fence posts.

I glued them all onto a rectangle of plain card to give it a bit of stability while I shuffled everything around on the card deciding on the layout :o) 

For the greeting I inked up the second part of one of the Simply Sophisticated stamps with Black Memento ink and stamped onto another paper. The clear stamps are retired now but are still available from LOTV as digi stamps.

I attached the greeting to the fence with a couple of brass coloured brads and added some grass, cut with my trusty Icicle die by Die-Sire.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Come and Get It  Father's Day
Glitter n Sparkle #244 Father's Day/Masculine
Tuesday Throwdown #347 for the men
Kitty Bee Designs #97 For the guys
Unicorn Challenge #22 For the guys

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Bubbling bottles for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps

For today's card I've used Leonie's In a Spin die in two different ways.
First I cut several of them from Sheena stamping card and glued them to an A5 piece with Cosmic Shimmer glue.

Next I dragged some Distress Oxide inks over the top

and spritzed with water.

I repeated this a few times to build up the colour, drying with a heat gun in between each layer

adding a bit of Fossilized Amber into the mix

The die-cuts were starting to lift away in places by the time I finished because of the heat so I just needed to stick them back down in a few places before trimming the excess off.

For my topper I die-cut some Apothecary Bottles - this is a Bigz Die by Tim Holtz.
I coloured these up with the Distress Oxides again, using some applicator foams and spritzing/drying between layers of colour.

For the corks I stippled on Ground Espresso distress ink with a stencil brush

I inked and distressed a rectangle of white card to layer the bottles on top of and added highlights to the bottles with a white gel pen.

For the bubbles I cut the In a Spin die from clear shrink plastic and gently heated it to shrink. There was a bit of a hairy moment when it curled over and stuck to itself but I managed to pry it apart :o)

It's finished off with a sentiment from the Hey There, Dreamer rubber stamp set

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Deep Ocean Challenge #157 Die-cuts/chipboards and/or punches
Sisterhood of Crafters Use your imagination
Creatalicious Challenges #117 Anything Goes with optional Diecuts/Punches
Crafty Purple Frog Make it manly
The Mixed Media World Challenge MMW#26: Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create #12 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge #27 Anything Mixed Media Goes

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Spring Walks

Hello lovely peeps

Some exciting news today - I am appearing as a Guest Designer at All Dressed Up. Woo hoo!
I love working with Wendy's images, they are great to colour. The sketchy style is right up my street and the older girl stamps in particular are very elegant. Of course I love all of the cute images too :o)

All Dressed Up very kindly sent me Spring Walks to play with. I printed it at 60% size onto Hunkydory 'Colour Me' card and coloured it with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Grass: Pear Green, Lime Zest, Aniseed
Jeans: Duck Egg, Cool Aqua
Top/Flowers: 2140, Amber, Saffron
Skin: Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush
Hair: Cocoa, Cinnamon, Tan
Dogs: as per hair, plus Putty, Almond 

I went around the edge of my card with my stab and stitch tool then joined up the dots with the fine end of a Tan Spectrum Aqua marker

The background paper is by BoBunny and the flowers were cut using Sheena's Honesty Die in white card and coloured with Promarkers.  The sentiment is from the Fancy Sayings stamp set from Clearly Besotted, stamped in Espresso Adirondack Ink.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Passion For Promarkers Challenge #399 add a sentiment
Little Red Wagon #398 Dogs or Cats
Sheepski Designs #3 Girlz Rule
Let's Craft & Create Challenge #126 Girls, girls, girls
Mod Squad Challenge - make it square
Dream Valley Challenges # 158 Square cards only
 Creative Inspirations #277 Our furry/feathered friends 
Glitter n Sparkle #243 Bright Colours

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

Dreamcatcher for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps.

Leonie is back on our screens today with her fabulous products. Her shows are on Hochanda at 8am, 11am and 3pm and the team have all made some new samples.

The first show will be featuring Leonie's Stencils/Masks and doodle stamps so I wanted to show you a card that I made with the paisley feather in the Bohemian Doodles set (the one I used on my peacock card).

First I took a couple of spritzer bottles and made my own colour sprays. For the purple one I squeezed some 'Iris' Glitter Brush Pen (from Leonie's Wrapped Up set) into a bottle and added a few drops of water. The green I wanted to go with it was from a Brilliance Pearlescent inkpad - I dragged the ink pad over the lip of the bottle a few times before adding a little water.

After testing on some old newspaper I spritzed a couple of times onto watercolour card - I dried the first colour with my heat gun before spritzing the second colour to make sure they didn't get muddled.

Next I took the Dream stencil and spread some modelling paste through. You can just about make out the green sticky note that I used to mask off the centre of the D below. This was easily removed with my pokey tool before the paste started to dry.

Once this was dry I drew a small circle in pencil near the top of the card to start building my dreamcatcher - I used one of the circle dies from Leonie's Floral Bursts set.

Annoyingly the purple pigment seeped up through the paste as it dried, but I'll fix that later.

I took the net stamp from The Deep Blue clear stamp set and stamped at the top and bottom of the circle with Black Archival ink

 then on the left and right edges

and then filled in the gaps

For the centre I pencilled in another small circle using the cap of an alcohol marker as a guide

and masked off the outer part of the dreamcatcher

I used the same stamp to build a pattern in the middle

and joined the lines up/doodled in a few extra circles with a black fineliner pen

Now for the dangly bits :D
 I masked off the circle and stamped the feather from the Bohemian Doodles set underneath.

I added four in all, then coloured them in with a small paintbrush and the same inks I used for the background

There's a lovely dangly stamp in the The Deep Blue set, so I stamped this in between the feathers.

The tiny circles in the dreamcatcher were too small to colour with a paintbrush so I coloured them with the ends of a cocktail stick

To fix my blotchy texture paste I cut another mask for the middle of the 'D' and covered the background with the stencil again.

A sponging of white acrylic paint still didn't cover the purple, so I painted on some more of the green ink, making it lighter at the top.

I finished the card off with a doodled border and a smattering of purple pearls in the corner.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Stamps & Stencils Words with meaning
 Sisterhood of Crafters  Use your imagination
Southern Girls #162 Stuck on you (pearls)
Eclectic Ellapu - A touch of pink/purple
Ooh La La Creations Pearls
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) Touchy feely
CAS Mix Up Stamping and Embossing paste
Creative Fingers #132 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More #246 Anything Goes

My teamies have made some fabulous samples so please visit their pages too for more inspiration

You have a chance to win Leonie's Happy stencil/mask set by entering my giveaway
(click on the picture below for how to enter)

300th Blog Post Giveaway

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x