I was in the middle of decorating – but when my new fairy stamps from LOTV arrived in the mail box yesterday, I just had to play with them.   I wanted to make this a girlie card – but not in pink – so I’ve used shades of orange, which is something quite different for me.

Now back to the painting!!!


What I used –

Image – Catkins by LOTV – coloured with Promarkers

Nitwits papers – Ancient Age and Antibellum

Dies – Lavish branch from Memory Box and Magnolia Doohickey Swirl

Ribbon from my stash

Pearls and charm – The Ribbon Girl     Flowers from Wild Orchid crafts


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges –

Fab’n Funky Challenge – Recipe – 3 designer papers, ribbon, pearls

The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge – Let’s Hear it for the Girls

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge – Flourishing – use one or more Flourishes

Crafting from the Heart – Anything Goes

I Love Promarkers – Anything Goes

Divas by Design Challenge – Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter – Use a Charm

Crafter’s Café Challenge – Girly

Stamping for the Weekend Challenge – For the Girls

Dream Valley Challenge – Things with Wings

Bunny Zoe’s Challenge – Flowers and Charms

LOTV May Challenge – Fairies























11 thoughts on “Catkins

  1. Ooh this is gorgeous! I love the pretty shades of orange and cream…. the image is very sweet and I love the roses and swirls!
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
    Hugs Sue B xx

  2. Stunning card!! Great coloring and what a cute charm! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Shelter and good luck 🙂
    Hugs Anna

  3. Lovely, unusual colours. The papers go together well and the orange matts make them pop. The flourishes and the branch look really elegant, along with those lovely flowers and I like the little dragonfly almost hidden in the ribbon. Thank you, Jan x

  4. What a lovely card Alison – gorgeous new stamp! and lovely colours – sorry I haven’t called in much lately – life been a bit busy and blogging/crafting’s been on the back burner!! hugs Judith

  5. Great project! Thanks for playing at Crafting from the heart. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  6. Aww this is so pretty! I love your sweet image and the beautiful roses and flourishes are perfect with it 🙂 Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
    Fiona x

  7. Gorgeous card Alison! That image is so adorable and your DP are stunning! What a fabulous card! I agree it is so much fun getting new things; and hard not to resist playing with them as soon as they arrive.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at The Squirrel and The Fox. I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also. Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog.

    Hope to see you again next challenge. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria DT

  8. This is absolutely stunning, Alison! I LOVE it! Your design is great, and those colours are wonderful.

    Jennifer. x

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