Saturday, 13 July 2013


Hello lovely people,

Ooh, look, it's still sunny!  I have had the last couple of days off work and have totally enjoyed the sunshine pottering in the garden.  I have so far harvested some broad beans, new potatoes, a few strawberries and lots of lettuce, and have so many raspberries I (almost) don't know what to do with them!
This morning I went for a long walk with Dr Hubby and for anyone who knows what I am talking about, found 17 Geocaches :-)
Oh, and I also found a bit of time to make a couple of cards while I was recovering from all that sunshine and outdoor stuff :-)

So, down to the important business and that is a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss and this week the theme is...
Our sponsor this week is Crafters Companion with a voucher to spend in store on some of their many goodies; now that is sweet!

I have used one of my favourite Stamping Bella stamps and after my last few cards which had a lot of embellies I kept this one really plain as I like to change things up every now and then!

I paper pieced the dress and then added a touch of shading/folds with a couple of Copics.

Card recipe;
Image: 'Ava loves to celebrate' by Stamping Bella
DP: Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics
Lacy edge: Martha Stewart edge punch
Pearls: from The Hobby House

Copic colours;
Oops, I think I threw the list away by accident - sorry!

Thanks for visiting and I do hope you pay a visit to Totally Gorjuss to see what my teamies have created.

Wishing you all a lovely sunny weekend :-D

Kat xx


Donna Ellis said...

Kat, she is sweet as can be with her little bouffant dress and bouffant hair style piled on her head. Really a darling image which you have brought to life with the poke a dot dress and pretty shading - I especially like how your background panels are layered - done in a muted color so that your wonderful birthday girl image features prominently. Wonderful card!

Sue - bearhouse said...

So gorgeous Kat. I love the sweet image with her pretty dress and yummy looking cake!
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Kat. Fab image and design.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Kat! Great layout and colours, and I just love these stamps... so far I've managed to resist them but I'm just waiting for an excuse to buy one really ;o) Hugs, Lisa x

Gail said...

What a wonderful card. I love the image and your paper piecing is great...and how you shaded a bit with a marker is a GREAT idea for depth. I shall have to remember that trick. Love your coloring on this and your colors are great. It IS nice to do something a little different now and then! Very pretty card, even with less embellishment than you've used in recent cards!!!!! Hugs, Gail

Louise said...

Beautiful card and layout.
Louise xx

Sanja Grdinić said...

I love the dress and those cute uptown girls, too!
Great coloring and layout.
Have a nice day!