Friday, 28 February 2014

A few Katy Sue Cards

I made these two cards a while back using Katy Sue Fabulous Fashion CD. I adore the artwork on the disk.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Teacher and Janitor milk carton Boxes

I designed these boxes as an end of term gift for my son to give to his teacher and janitor.

I filled one with chocolates and the other with teas, coffees, biscuits mints and a teachers revival kit.

They were very well received

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Tonic Corner Dies

Made this card with Tonic dies. Corner set and circle die. Sorry don't have the exact name on me at the moment .

Added little flat backed pearls to finish it off.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Tonic easel card

I made this easel card, cut the base with spellbinders Grand nesties, then used Tonic dies  for the descorative feature. Sorry can't give the exact name as I am away from my craft stash. Added a gold ribbon and a few flowers to finish it off. It is very blingy but hey sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zone

Monday, 24 February 2014

Monster High Milk Carton Box

A girl at work asked me to do a Monster High Milk Carton box to add to her God daughters gift bundle

Here is what I came up with.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Tonic with Debbie Moore Topper

I am not a fan of Debbie Moore's stuff however a friend gifted me a magazine so thought I better use some of the toppers.

On this card I used a Tonic die as the base for the topper. Matted and layered added a few gems and a die cut sentiment that came with the magazine. Finished off with some stickles

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Tardis Milk Carton Box

I drew this Police box on my graphics program to make this cool Tardis style Milk Carton box. 
This is available to buy as a digital download on my website (you have to print and assemble yourself)
Great for a popping goodies in as a treat.
Available here

Friday, 21 February 2014

Tonic Sentiment Dies

In the midst of a love affair with Tonic dies at the moment. I made these ubber simple cards after finding a pack of 7x5 card blanks and envelopes that I have had for years in the cupboard (yes years)

I am not one for batch card making. I have the attention spand of a goldfish so not something I enjoy. But I made it my mission to make use out of these card blanks and fast.  it was either that or they went to the recycling bin.

So here they are, simple as can be, a little matting and layering then the beautiful Tonic Sentiments.
I think I would actually use these as not everyone likes a full blown hand made card.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Leather Flowers

I got the Ebosser to make my life easier as turning the Grand Callibur handle played havoc with my neck and shoulder. I had a bad tear years ago so it does play up anyway but using a manual machine reaaly doesn't bode well.

After it promised to cut leather etc, I decided to give it a go. I got spare off cuts of leather at work (lucky girl) and used  the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die made by Sizzix.

Cut brilliantly with one pass. Here are a few of the flowers I made.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Tattered Lace Cat card

This is a card I made for a friend at work who is very fond of cats (me too)
This is a tattered lace cat die, all the tattered lace dies that I have cut brilliantly, no messing with wax papers (who can be bothered with that)

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Minecraft card

I designed this card for my sons friend. I know at 11 and 12 they don't want a hand crafter card (not cool)
So with knowing he was a huge minecraft fan, this is what I come up with.

I am luck to work in a large Professional Photographic Lab so to make this extra special I got the printers to print me off a copy.

To say he was happy was an understatement. Who wouldn't want a professionally designed and printed one off card?

Monday, 17 February 2014

Milk Carton Boxes on our website

These are some of our Milk Carton Boxes which are available for download from our website. All ready to print with designs on them, download, print onto card cut and score. All the measurements are done for you. These are fun and come in handy for so many occasions, pop a small gift or something sweet inside. They make a super in expensive gift but a nice personal touch.
Available at Crafty Catz

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Minecraft Boxes

My son is Minecraft daft as are his friends. For anyone unfamiliar or who doesn't have a child, it is a computer game with blocky graphics that they are all mad for it.

As I offer a range of pre-designed Milk carton boxes on my website I decided to make some for him and his friends. I don't sell these Minecraft designs as it is a Trade mark.

I did make a few however to fill full of sweet treats to give to friends. They love them, maybe even more than the sweets inside.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Last years Mothers Day cards

Because I am rubbish at blogging. I am having a little sort out of cards I have shared on my facebook wall. I came across thes little mother day cards I made last year. The images and papers are form A Touch of Steampunk CD which is available from my website

Friday, 14 February 2014

Card and Milk Carton Box

My MIL asked me to do a card and box for their Locum minister who was moving on to a permanant Church. I have a bit of a passion for Milk carton boxes at the moment as they come in so handy to put little treats in.

On the card I used Tonic corner dies and a spellbinder cross die, also embossed the backing card and matted onto gold.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Cat Stamp Coloured with Pro-Markers

I have had this cat stamp for years, bought it off QVC. I adore it. I don't do much colouring even though I invested in a fair amount of Pro-Markers. I always mean to sit and practice but there is always something else which grabs my attention.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Cards from World Card Making Day Blog Hop

These are a few cards I made for the one and only blog hop I took part in. Been sorting through my blog as for some reason pictures have disappeared.

Monday, 10 February 2014

House Mouse and Tonic

I got the House Mouse triple CD from Joanna Sheen after seeing many lovely images of the little mice. The CDs are stunning and loads of images that I will use for many occasions. I used an 8x8 card, matted and layered the paper which was matched to the topper sheet, cut out a decorative strip using a Tonic punch, added ribbon, a bow, a few pearls and finished off with a sentiment also on the sheet.