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 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

Unknown said...

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