Saturday, 21 September 2013

Simple Katy Sue Card

I decided to start my craft session with great plans, a bunch of ink, stamps and masks. It went horribly wrong and very messy with a bit of swearing thrown in. Not good!
So in the end, I cleared up the mess and created this simple card using a topper from Katy Sue's Fabulous Shoes disk.
Sentiment was one I had designed, printed off and cut out using a 2inch circle punch, added a strip of black card and a few pearls.

Friday, 20 September 2013

First Attempt with Inkylicious Ink Dusters

My first attempt at using Inkylicious ink dusters. I got them a few months ago and hadn't had time to use them.
I am happy with how this turned out. I used an Inkylicious stamp and although I like it when I finally managed a good impression, I found stamping with it problematic. I tried stamping on top of a pile of photocopier paper, didn't get a good impression, tried on top of a mouse mat, still not a good impression. Ended up as last straw before I threw it in the bid stamping on top of a pad of funky foam.
Shouldn't be that hard to get a decent impression. I like the dusters, I only have two stamps by this company and I do like once I stamp with them but don't think I will buy more for this purpose. No other stamp has caused me this bother. Shame as they are nice designs.
The sentiment I got from a Personal Impressions set (I think)

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Dad Card

I made this card for my dads Birthday.
8x8 card, I matted and layered a piece of card which had been embossed. I then used some Viva D├ęcor Inka Gold to rub over the design to bring it out.
Die cut a shape and stamped Dad on it, layered onto a piece of card. I printed out a sentiment I had designed, then distressed with some distressed ink.
Used Viva Pearl pen for the pearls, they look a gloopy in the picture, my fault as I tilted to photograph before they were dry.

Thanks For Dropping By
Pamela x

Monday, 2 September 2013

Remembrance Poppies

I have added some Remembrance Poppies as a free download to the website
There are various different sheets in there, some toppers, pyramid decoupage, heart frame and images large enough to print onto transfer paper to iron onto t-shirts, bags etc.
Hope you enjoy. If you want them, go to the website and they are under freebies. Available to instantly download.

Happy Crafting x

Friday, 30 August 2013

Crafty Catz Freebies


We have just revamped our website, loads more digital downloads, scrap kits etc will be getting added to it on a daily basis.

At the moment we have a few freebies on offer. Stunning backing papers so why no go and nab yourself some. No purchase is necessary and they are instantly available to download onto your computer.

£5 off Voucher for Crafty Catz website

Hi all. To celebrate the launch of our new website we are giving our trusty customers a £5 off voucher. We have also extended this offer to our Facebook friends. So, not to forget all you bloggers out there, here it is/
£5 off when you send £9.99 or more before postage on our website.

Offer is 1 use per person and expires on 28/09/2013.

Code is beb07e539b redeem it at

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Crafty Catz website has had a face lift

I am pleased to announce the we have a new look website. I felt the other was getting a bit dated looking and I wanted to tidy things up and make way for a bigger selection of  digital deliveries in a more organised and easier to navigate menu. After all, our CDs are made easy to navigate. There will be more digital downloads added now we have the technical stuff done and hopefully we have ironed out all the nips and tucks.
Please have a look at the new site and let me know what you think

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Katy Sue Designs Card

I made this card for my Niece who just received her Standard Grade results, clever girl did really well.
I used an 8x8 card blank, cut a piece of white card and used Embossalicious Embossing Folder to emboss it, then matted onto a turquoise piece of card. Printed out a topper sheet from the lovely CD Katy Sue Designs Fabulous Shoes. I then cut out a scalloped circle using Spellbinders grand die and matted the topper onto that. I stamped a sentiment from two sets of Personal Impressions stamp sets and again matted that onto a die cut. Added a strip of matching ribbon.
I am a wee bit annoyed as I used my Viva Pearl Pen to do the pearls in the corners and I usually leave flat to dry but my son asked to see the card so when I tilted to show him they kind of went out of shape a bit, but hey ho! I am sure she will like it.
Thanks for looking
Happy Crafting
Pamela xxx

Monday, 11 March 2013

Mothers Day Card

I got a selection of new spellbinder dies for Mothers Day. Hubby asked so made sure he knew which ones I wanted lol.
Anyway the ones I picked were ones I had looked at and knew that they would be versatile.
This card was 8x8 scalloped card then
A2 Curved Borders One
Asian Motifs
Fantastic Flourish Two

Finished with ribbon coloured to match with promarker and some gems.

Thanks for popping by
Happy Crafting

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Sympathy Card

Never the easiest of cards to make. I always mean to make a few and keep but can never bring myself to do that. Anyway this is one I made for my neighbour who's Dad has passed away.

  • 8x8 scalloped card blank (favorite at the moment)
  • Cut square of white card slightly smaller than 8x8 using Grand Nestabilities
  • Matted onto Silver card, 1/16 border around it
  • Cut another square and do the same
  • Cut out Spellbinders crosses all in white then smallest one in silver
  • Cut silver and white Nestabilities Labels Fourteen
  • Stamped sentiment and embossed using silver embossing powder
  • Finished off with some clear gems

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Crafty Catz Touch of Jazz Freebie

Hi Crafters

Me again, goodness, it is either all or nothing with me. Today I thought I would share a shaped easel card template and shaped toppers. All the elements are from our A Touch of Jazz CD which was out in 2012 and is still available to buy from out website click here if you want to go to the webiste.

This sheet is for personal use only, you can make cards and other craft items to sell as long as they are hand made and not mass produced, you may not print and sell this sheet, or re-distibute on its own or as a collection. By downloading this freebie you are agreeing to these conditions.

There is also a time limit on the freebies so grab while you can or they may have been removed and you will have missed out.
Comments are always appreciated and they let me know that I am not wasting my time putting freebies on here.


Another Kraftin Kimmie Card

Hi crafters. Here is another card I made using Kraftin Kimmie Dormouse stamp. I have put it on a 8x8 scalloped card, the dies are Nellie Snellen. I coloured the ribbon to tone in with Pro Markers and the buttons  have been hand made by me and my 10 year old son using Fimo. I am not sure if there is something missing from this one, sometime less is best.

Thanks for dropping by.
Happy Crafting
Pamela x

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Crafty Catz Free Decoupage Sheet

Hello Crafters.  While I am stuck at home I thought I would share a decoupage sheet with you. This is from our very popular CD Crafty Catz - Pixie Dreams. Available here on our main site
This sheet is for personal use only, you can make cards and other craft items to sell as long as they are hand made and not mass produced, you may not print and sell this sheet, or re-distibute on its own or as a collection. By downloading this freebie you are agreeing to these conditions.
There is also a time limit on the freebies so grab while you can or they may have been removed and you will have missed out.
Comments are always appreciated and they let me know that I am not wasting my time putting freebies on here.

Please enjoy using this sheet, I would love to see some of your creations.

Happy Crafting 
Pamela Harley
Crafty Catz


Kraftin Kimmie Card

Hi crafters. I have been off work for a few days as I have the dreaded "Lurgy". Not been feeling too great but as I was lying around I thought I would get the pro markers out and have a play. I put the base of the card together a week or so ago as I was playing with the new Perfect Layers Rulers (love them). I also used a Creative Expressions mask and coloured with Pan Pastels. The image is Kraftin Kimmie Yvette. As said, I coloured in with Pro Markers, I bought such a lot of these and do love them but I feel I just need to practice more to get better especially with skin tones and hair. I must admit I was inspired by Sarah Hurley's demos, like that she never did the colours to death and make everything look muddy. Anyway, I digress! To finish off the card I added some flowers and some Spellbinders Shapabilites Floral Flourishes just to bring it all together.
I hope you like it
Thanks for looking
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Free Valentine Pillow Box

Hello lovely crafters. I have shared some papers but for those who need a quick, inexpensive way to package choccies, scarf, CD, DVD a pillow box  is ideal. I would like to share this pillow box.
It is Free for Personal Use, not to be resold on or claimed as your own. 
I have included 2 different fronts and a back, of course you can mix and match or just do two backs and decorate how you wish. You need to print out 2, cut out, score and fold on the dashed lines and assemble with either strong double sided (I would suggest the red stuff) or your choice of strong fast drying glue.
Have fun
And a quick thank you is always appreciated
Crafty Catz


Some Fimo Buttons

A horrible snowy day here today. After finding a bag of various opened colours of Fimo which I had bought months ago for my son and I to play with, I thought it best to put it to some crafty use. By goodness it was tough, as it had been opened for a while and nope I hadn't stored in a sealed plastic bag (probably cleared away in a hurry). I bought a rubber button mould which can be used for icing, chocolate and of course clay.  So here are some buttons my son Adam and I made this afternoon. I will use them on my cards, a few mixtures of colours which I think have turned out quite nice and a few have a sparkle through them, not sure if it shows up in the picture.
Thanks for looking
Happy Crafting
Crafty Catz

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Free Valentine Papers

Since the big V day is just around the corner, I thought I would make some  Valentine papers for all you lovely crafters to use on your projects.
Just click on the paper, once it opens right mouse click and save it to a folder on your hard drive.

Happy Crafting
Crafty Catz


Batman Invertage

I forgot I had some DC Comics sheets. I got them when we were doing Summer Crafting at Doncaster last year. I thought my son would have liked to have crafted with them, but well, he is more into playing Minecraft that crafting ha ha.
For this card I used the following.

  • 8x8 scalloped card blank
  • I used Creative Expressions Mask and embossed with Grand Callibre
  • Coloured with Pan Pastels
  • Mated and layered onto white then turquoise card
  • I cut another two mats to fill the card 
  • I used the few thin off cuts of card to add a decorative touch to the bottom right
  • Took plain white Card Candy and found a matching promarker to colour them so they matched the turquoise card 
  • Added the Invertage onto the card
This is another card which will get a sentiment added when I have a recipient for it.

I hope you like and thanks for looking xxx

3d Flower Play

Hello bloggers. Aren't I rubbish at this blogging malarky? Truth is I am just so busy it is hard to find the time to blog.
The card I a sharing is from some ones I did at Christmas, although I still have one of them left. I will use for another occasion, when the time comes I will put an appropriate sentiment on it to suit the occasion.

  • 8x8 scalloped card blank 
  • I cut a brushed gold piece of card with Grand Nestie
  • I cut out a fancy frame on my Pazzles Inspiration
  • I cut another mat and embossed using embossing folder.
  • I cut out five layered flowers and shaped with a large ball tool
  • Assembled flowers using glue gel
  • Sprayed the flower with gold glitter spray
  • Used gold sparkle ribbon to embelish
The card will get a sentiment added when I am ready to give it to someone.

Thanks for looking x