Katie L Oakley

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Passion for Promarkers & I ♥ Promarkers challenges..

I hope I am allowed to make 1 card for both challenges? Anyway, here is my card.

Image - Pollycraft Freebie
Colours used: Cool grey 2, Orange, Amethyst & Lilac
Cardstock - Purple from stash, backing paper from Papermania Stack
Ribbon/Gems from stash

Friday, August 28, 2009

And here is Gracies' Card!

Further to yesterdays post, I couldnt get back on later on because again, Alex had the PC in bits! (Why try fix it when its not broke!?!) Anyway! Here is Gracie Raes' card which I have made today - I wanted to make a crown card, and I attempted to but it went a bit wrong, so I stuck with a normal shaped card! I also would like to enter this into the Dare you to Digi Satmp Friday challenge which is a recipe of 1 ribbon, 2 patterned papers and 3 flowers (I hope my embossed coloured card counts as a patterned paper?!)

Image - Softpencil (etsy)
Cardstock - Red from stash, dotty freebie printable
Candles printable freebie
Sentiment made on the PC
Ribbon/glitter/flowery buttons from stash

Next onto another xmas card - These cute decoupage sheets fell into my basket at The Range again! That shop is naughty lol

Image: Forever Friends decoupage
Cardstock: Red from stash, patterned backing paper from decoupage pack
Sentiment from decoupage pack
Ribbon from stash

I hope you like them! I have made some more decoupage bits but just not got them onto a card yet!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A quick card from me!

Heres one of my nieces cards - They are both having their birthday party on Saturday and Aunty Katie has spoilt them rotten (As usual!).

Will be back later, gotta go have a shower as I am having my hair highlighted in an hour and lazy bum me is still in my PJs lol

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Told you I would be back...

with some cards!

I have done these cards with a few challenges in mind.

Firstly, I have made these two for the I ♥ Promarkers challenge number 2.

Image - Dustin Pike
Colours used - Henna, Sandstone, Berry Red, Green, Aqua Blue, Vanilla
Cardstock - Coredinations/White card stock
Ribbons/pips from stash
Sentiment made on the PC

This one has got to be my fav xmas image so far!

Image - Mo's Digital Pencil
Colours used - Blush, Apple, Burnt Sienna
Cardstock - Green from stash, backing paper from Papermania xmas stack
Ribbon/shimmer dots from stash
Sentiment made on the PC

This last one, I would like to enter in the Paper Take Weekly challenge - following a sketch provided. As it is my best friends birthday on Friday, I thought I had better get on it and make her a card!

Image - RAK
Colours used: Cool grey 2, Aqua blue, Green, Rose
Cardstock - Red from stash, backing paper from Papermania Stack
Glitter/ribbon from stash
Sentiment made on the PC

I havent even finished tidying my craft room, like I had promised Alex, but its looking a bit neater (I am blaming the mess on not enought storage lol)

Some new cards from me!

I have booked the day off today to start sorting out my craft room and make a few cards (The sorting bit hasnt happened yet though lol). I have made these two cards for a challenge set on UKScrappers. The theme is 'Simple' so to make a card with not much on it.

For the first one, I have used my cuttlebug embossing die 'Lace Tree' and used stickles 'Diamond' for a bit of sparkle on it. Layered it onto hot pink card, on top of DCWV Rose Tinted christmas paper and added a ribbon. Simples!

This second card is again simples! The image is from Elzybells, which I have coloured with Koh I Noors, added a bit of glitter for sparkles. Layered onto blue card then on to some printed paper and layered onto some more blue card!

I will be back later with some more - images from my fav place at the moment - Mos Digital Pencil!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Magnolia Snowman wanted!

Does anyone out there have the magnolia snowman stamp?
I have tried looking on Ebay and posted on a few forums but no one seems to have it!
I would really love this image for some of my xmas cards. If you have this stamp, would you be willing to stamp me 10 or so images out? Or maybe you have this stamp that you would like to get rid of - I would love to buy it from you!
I will cover all costs met for both images or the stamp itself.
Please email me if you can help!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ahh what a hectic few days it has been!

But I have enjoyed it! :)

I got loadsa money and vouchers, some crafty stuff (Koh I Noors!!!) and some new clothes to! As well as flowers and chocolates! And loads of cards! Thank you to those of you that sent me a card, it was lovely and really made my day (The postman knocked twice with 2 parcels and loads of cards lol). Anyway, enough ramblings, I have entered you all into my candy draw and the winner is... *****DOODLES***** :)

Congratulations hun! If you could email me with your address and I will pop all these goodies out for you! I am not uploading a photo of the goodies yet until I know they have been recieved - Thats the whole 'Secret' about it!

I will be back later, I really wanna get started on some cards being as i havent had time to pick my nose let alone make any cards lol (Sorry for the vulgarisms, thats just one of my fav sayings lol)


Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Birthday & Anniversary Blog Candy!

As it is going to be my 24th (Gosh I am getting on a bit!) birthday on August 22nd, I will be giving away some secret blog candy! The candy will contain some yummy goodies, but will remain top secret until 22nd! Then I will pick a winner at random and publish a photo of the candy on here! If you could do the usual, please comment on this post and link back to my blog and you will be entered into the draw!

Also, it will be my blogoversary in 45 days, so I will be giving away a smaller candy for that! Postings will be a bit nearer the time though!

What are you waiting for!

EDITED TO SAY - The closing date for my secret candy is today at 4.20 (When I was born!) I will try and get around to posting the winner today, but I cant promise being as we are going out for the day and this evening so it may be tommorrow!

Smudge in 'Whiskas for Life' competition!

I have entered Smudge into the Whiskas competition, 'Win Whiskas for life!'
She needs all the votes I can get please!
She says that if you vote, she will share her Whiskas with you! lol
Vote for her here

Thanks so much

MASSIVE Candy at Julies Open Window!

Here is the link, candy ends 18th September. Some great goodies up for grabs!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Image giveaway is closed

I have had a few msgs with regards to my image giveaway, and I am sorry but you are too late. I have picked the winners out already. Keep an eye on my blog for more giveaways coming soon though!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Image winners..

Well done to: Penny, Emma, Cherry, Dragonlady and Anne-Marie. As there was only 5 comments, I have decided to split the images between you all! :) If you can all email me your postal address to: katie@sainty.co.uk and I will get the posted out to you this week.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

RAK - Stamped Images GIVEAWAY!

Having a bit of a clear out, and have quite a few stamped images to gift! Mainly Magnolia, but there are some others to! Pop your name on here and I will randomly draw a few winners out tommorrow. All images are stamped with ink that you can use your promarkers and watercolours on white quality card.

Some PINK christmas cards!

I have made these over the weekend, im not sure about the second one, but the first one is my fav! The papers are just one of the things that 'fell' into my basket at The Range - I just LOVE them!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What a nightmare! (And a sneak peak of my CANDY!!)

I have had trouble getting on my blog, and when talking to Lou on Facebook chat, that keeps coming up with error messages! I tell ya, this PC was two seconds away from being thrown in the canal lol!

Anyway, I have treated myself tonight! We nipped to The Range and like some of you, a few 'extras' slipped in my basket! (I only nipped in to get some dbl sided tape!!). Anyway, I got myself some adhesive gems, adhesive shimmer dots, some YUMMY papermania 'Rose-Tinted' chrostmas papers, some sparkly snowflake brads and some shimmer chalks!

Then, I saw some nice bits to add to my SECRECT CANDY! And I have decided not to be so mean, and give you a sneak peak... Yes, they are Fairydoodles!

Thats it! :) As Looney Tunes would say, Thats all folks!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I am such a numpty! :(

I have raced around sorting out some more cards for the I love Promarkers challenge and I totally forgot there was a sketch to follow! :(

Off to my craft room to start again!!

Pfft what a numpty!

My last attempt for the I ♥ Promarkers Challenge!

I have saved my best til last (Well, I think this is my best one!!) mainly because I absoluty LOVE this image! She is sooo cute! I have tried to do some shading to, using the different colours which I think has come out really well (Photo doesnt really show!)

Colours used:
Rose Pink

And this one, I have made to cheer my nan up! She is currently going through Chemo and not feeling to well (Which is understandable!) and she loves knitting and cats so I thought he was rather cute! I cant wait til I go down to Paignton to see her, I think it will cheer her up having some family around her.

Some more cards for the I ♥ Promarkers Challenge!

I have made some more cards (quick cards!!) for the I ♥ Promarkers challenge being as the closing date is today and I have only made 1! These are my first ever 3d cards which I love the look of and they are so quick and simple to make!

Colours used:
Cool Aqua

Colours Used:
Berry Red

Colours used:
Berry Red

I will be back later with one more, I have just printed the image so will need an hour or two for it to dry properly!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Please vote for my niece!

My sister has entered my beautiful Niece, Gracie Rae into the new face of Kinder competition, and I would be grateful if you could vote for her!

You will find the link here

Thanks so much xx

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Blog change!

I fancied a bit of a change to my blog, not sure about it though. I think I may have to ask Alex to build me a blog as I have had a few problems with this! I have some bits to show you but I am off to Asda now so will do it when I get back!

Some more awards!

Thanks to Lou and Maddie for this award!

And Lou for this award!

Rules state that you have to forward this award onto 5-10 bloggers that you think deserve it, but I am going to awrad it to ALL of my followers because you are all lovely and I think you all deserve them! So, feel free to take them!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Magnolia Stamp swap

I have a few magnolia stamps that I would like to swap - a couple of them are from the new Summer collection and havent been used. I will pop some photos up later - if you are interested please email me: katie@sainty.co.uk

Sunday, August 02, 2009

An award! (And update on my Candy!)

I would like to say a big thank you to Susie @ Sassy Designs by Susie for giving me this "Circle of friends" award I feel very honoured to receive it - Thank you! :)

The terms of this particular award are:-
1. Make reference to award and publish it on your blog
2. Share 5 things you like to do
3. And share with 10 blogs
4. Inform each blog

Here are my five things I like to do :-
1. Crafting! (Both cross stitch and card making!)
2. Listen to some old tunes when I am feeling a bit :(
3. Reminisce with my family & friends about 'The good old times'
4. Blog hop (Or be nosey lol)
5. Open big stash boxes (When I max out the plastic!)

So now I would love to pass this award on to 10 of Girls I have met while blog hopping and now consider them to be my blogging buddies:

1) Clare
2) Emma
3) Hannah
4) Lou
5) Cherry
6) Maddie
7) Sharon
8) Kat
9) Jacky
10) Carly

Please pass the award on ladies! :)

On to my candy, I have made a decision! The stash that will be up for grabs will have a Christmas Theme to it, being as some of us are actually starting to get our cards done! Thats all I will be saying for now!