Katie L Oakley

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Anyone fancy a image swap?

I was thinking, does anyone fancy a christmas image swap? I dont have that many christmas stampes, only a set of Elzybells ones! If anyone is interested, please email me!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge 20 - Sketch with Food and Drink

Here is my take on challenge 20 over at the Pollycraft Monday challenge blog!

Cake/Cake Stand dies from Susie at Die Cut Dreams (They are gorgeous!)
Backing paper was a free download
Browny card stock from stash
Ribbon and bling from stash also!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sarah is giving away a Tote-ally gorgeous gift!

Pop over to see Sarah at Card Oasis, and enter her candy - Its not the usual type of candy, it is a handmade tote in your prefered colours! Ends 1st August!

Monday, July 27, 2009

I ♥ Promakers challenge 1

Here is my card for the I ♥ Promarkers challenge blog, which is also on Facebook! Join in if your on Facebook!

Colours I have used are:
Skin: Blush
Top: Berry Red/Royal Blue
Hair: Burnt Sienna

This is the first time I have tried paper piecing (At least I think thats what it is called!) I wanted Cherry to be wearing jeans! Not bad huh! I think my bug has come back, with avengance (Is that the right word?!) as I have bought myself a cuttlebug with some embossing folders, and some new stash!

Yay I have won!

I won the Die Cut Dreams Challenge with my black and white card! Yay me! Thanks girls!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Here it is!

This is what I have been working on! Im really impressed with the way it turned out - OK so my tacking stitches arent quite straight, but I thought thats the whole point to hand made - Its all about personalising gifts, and I personalised this stocking with my crappy stitching lol The feathers were a pain to tack down, but I DID IT! Only another two more to make lol

DCD Challenge #6 - Black and White

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge over at Die Cuts Challenge blog. This week, the theme is black and white, and I have made another corset type card! The frills took me forever to do being as they are little flower petals cut up! Took me ages, but I got there, and I like the results!

I am happy to report that my bug is returning, slowly! I have managed to do a bit of stitching (I am making my little brother a christmas stocking to take up with us when we got!) which is coming along nicely! Will have some photos to show this afternoon as I am off to Dunn Elm to get some red felt!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Yay I have found my bug!

At long last! It has finally come back!

Here are two recent makes. First is a card for a colleague/friend who I work with. She is going to be 22 next Tuesday. As she has a degree in fashion design, and LOVES pink and black I thought this would be great! I downloaded an image of a corset and used Papermania Sticky Gems to embellesh it. I then added the flower, and around the leg and chest part of the corset, I added the petals from the same flower! Bit fiddly, but I think it works well! The tag is made using my new Sizzix Sidekick which I love!

Then, I made this one for the Pollycraft Monday challenge. The challenge was to use arrows, which I have done again using the 'Tag' Sizzlit. I enjoyed making this card, as it is my utmost FAV digistamp, and these are my fav colours to!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot..

I have just discovered that The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest - "The Journey to 1,000"! They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (www.CustomCrops.com)! GO NOW and check it out at www.TheCuttlebugSpot.com

Clare has some birthday candy!

over at Taffy Crafty Creations which ends today at 6pm - Get over the quick!
Happy Birthday, Clare! xx

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Heres Hoping

that the change of blog will help me with my orders! Had a quick play this morning, and I couldnt even be bothered to colour in!

Friday, July 10, 2009


Swine flu is now a bit to close to home for my liking! Our care taker at work has been working at the Central Fire Station where there has been 2 confirmed cases of it - It will be just my luck that when it finally arrives at work, I will be one to catch it! BAHHH!
Anyway, I am now the proud owner (Well nearly, just paid for it lol) of a Sizzix Sidekick machine! I am hoping that with playing with that, I will get my crafty bug back in no time - I have an order to make 4 birthday party invitations for my boss, which she requires to be pink and girly (For her 8 year old daughter!) so hopefully, I will pull something out of the hat this weekend.
I have had a quick play with my new magnolias, but nothing good enough to show! (I only coloured the face and hair in on one of them!)

Monday, July 06, 2009

Magnolia Summer Stamp kit

YAY mine has arrived! Although I dont feel like playing with it yet, I just wondered if those people that havent been able to get the stamps for whatever reason would like to do a stamped image swap? If your interested, please comment or email me katie@sainty.co.uk