Sunday, 17 June 2018

Music lovers birthday card

Hello, design elf Katrina here. I am sorry there hasn’t been a blog post for a while but I have been battling with the free app I was using and was not winning the battle. So I have now bought an new and better app and it looks like I am back on track. 

So today I have a stamped birthday card I made for my hubby who have always loved his music and is of an age that he remembers these little beauties very, very well!

The stamp I used is the Visible Image Just hit play stamp set that can be found here -

I stamped the background in grey and then the main image in black three times, cut them out and then layered them up.

The red sentiment is a Lawn Fawn die of my own.

I hope you liked my stamped card and will return again soon to see my next blog post.
Love Katrina 

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Busy as a bee pot

Hello, design elf Katrina here with another project to show you.   Today I have an altered custard powder tin to show you. I covered the tin with the wonderful Craft Consortium “Tell the Bees” papers and then stamped some of the wonderful bee stamps and cut them out. Then glued them to the outside of the tin.
The letters for Busy as a Bee were cut on my Silhouette Cameo.
I stuck some of the ribbon from the collection around the top and bottom.
I also added some of the collection sequins to add a bit of sparkle!
You can find the Craft Consortium “Tell the Bees” collection in the shop here -
I will be back very soon with another project, until then, take care
                   Love Katrina x

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Puppy countdown

Hello! Design elf Katrina here again to share my latest project with you.    My sister is collecting her new puppy very soon and to say she is excited is an understatement! This little pup will become a school dog so we are all very excited to get to know her.      I thought it would be nice to make her a countdown so she can count down the days to collection day!    Here is what I made. Of course you don't have to be collecting a puppy, it could be anything you are looking forward to, a holiday, baby or just a day off!

The papers are from the Craftwork cards Bohemian Dreams, as are the flags.

The chalk board is a piece of Chalkboard card.

The letters and other die cut shapes were cut from scrap card on my Silhouette Cameo.

I then used a white pen to add some detail.


You can find the paper pad in the shop here -

The chalkboard card -


I hope you have something nice you can make a countdown to for your home

Until next time

                 Love Katrina 


Sunday, 22 April 2018

3D beehive card

Hello! Design elf Katrina here with a new project to inspire you.   Well here in the South West of England spring is finally here! The birds are nesting and the bumblebees are busy in the flowerpots. Perhaps that is what inspired me to make this card.      Its a 3D Beehive shaped card. I designed it myself in the Silhouette software which comes with the Silhouette electronic cutting machines. I have designed it so it will lay down flat to post it.

The papers I used for my card are the “Tell it to the bees “ papers from Craft Consortium, which are back in stock!

I used the gold hexagon paper for the hive and the bees I cut out of another paper which has rows of bees on it. 

I wanted my bees to hover over the card front so I attached some craft wire to them and then wrapped it around a pencil to make a kind of spring.

All the beautiful sequins are also from Craft Consortium Tell the bees set.


You can find the Craft Consortium Tell the bees paper pad in the shop here -


The Craft Consortium Tell the bees sequins here -


 Any questions about my project I will be happy to answer.

Until next time, love Katrina

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Jazz it up card

Hi, design elf Katrina here. This weeks blog project is a card for Jazz fans!!   I made this card using the Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders, this time using them on photo paper. They really swirl around on the slick surface of the paper, just make sure you tape it down on all 4 sides before you begin as it will want to warp.

Once the background was toughly dry I used the Visible image Jazz it up stamp set to stamp the main image in an archival ink.

For the mat I cut a piece of white card a little bigger than the main topper. I mixed the gold Pixie Powders into a paint by adding water and painted a strip around the edge of the card piece and left it to dry.

The card base I stamped with another Visible image stamp set, Soul music.

Once the mat was dry I layered my card up stamped and the Jazz it up stamp again on the card blank to finish it off.

I hope you liked my Jazzy card.

You can find the stamps here-

Jazz it up

Soul music -

Archival ink -


The pixie powders can be found in the Fruit Pixies Etsy shop.


Any questions I am happy to answer, best to hop over to our Facebook page.

Until next time, take care,


Love Katrina x