Friday, 30 January 2009

It's sooooooo

cold ! Sorry I've been a bad blogger.
Well it's cold here as you might of gathered. I havent done any crafting this week, so nothing to show you. I'm very tired at the min, not too sure why.
I'm demo img tomorrow with my good friend Tracey. Am so looking forward to it. I'm sure I'l be extremely inspired afterwards.

Well I'd better go as I've not had any sleep yet.
Happy crafting !
Love Karen xxx


Bev is offering some fantastic candy. Take a look at

It'l be drawn on the 1st fo Feb. Good luck !

Love Karen x

Saturday, 24 January 2009

I'm late today ...

sorry for being late today. Things are a bit hectic at the moment, so am a bit behind today.
Not alot of crafting over the past few days so I've got nothing to show you. I'm a naughty crafter I know.
I may not be about for a few days as I need to sort my head out a bit. I'l be back with avengence in a few days, so thank you for your friendship and your patience.

Happy crafting !
Love Karen xxx

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Aaawww ...

Thank you Louise at for sharing her Lemonade award with me. I feel very honoured that she considers me a good friend even though we have never met. THANKYOU!

Love Karen xxx

Good Morning from ...

a very, cold wet n windy Derby. I just don't know where it all comes from I really don't.
OH is just goingt o cut DS's hair as it's that long that it's sticking up everywhere.
I would like to thank Viv at for sharing her award with me. Thank you!
Don't think I'l have much time for crafting today as it's going to be a bit busy here.
I would also like to send hugs to my friend Lou at Thinking of you hun.

Be back later hopefully. Happy crafting.
Love Karen xxx

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Time to celebrate my ...

100th post. WOOHOO !!!!!!!!!
I know it's only a small goal in the land of blog, but I've DONE IT !!!

Have got an order from work for a lady to give her friend to cheer her up. So have got to think about that one for a bit and then get on and do it.

Am off to get some toast as I'm starving.
T T F N love Karen xxx

Tuesday, 20 January 2009


dry today but very cold. I would like to tank evryone whose left a comment on my blog. THANK YOU !!!!!! They are much apreciated.
Hoping to get another card done today. I'm really enjoying these challenges.
think it might be a hot water bottle day, it might help me sleep a bit better.
Off to get sorted before DS gets up.
T T F N love karen xxx

Blog candy alert

Jak at is offering La Pashe Deco sheets. Go take a look.

Love Karen xxx

Monday, 19 January 2009

Adventurous ? Who Me ?

I think so at the moment. This card is from a sketch on and again isn't usually my style, but the sketch was really inspiring.

What do you think ? The background paper is from my stash and can't remember what it's called. I just love the colour. I emboss a piece of card in my CB, but inked the folder before putting it through the machine. I don't have a scallop punch yet so Ithought lace was a nice subsitute. The little flower is hand punched and ink edged the same colour as the circle and card. The image is from a RAK a very lady sent me a while ago.

Thank you for looking.

Love Karen xxx

You guessed it ...

It's raining here. Absolutely chucking it down. It was lovely yesterday, sunny and windy. I just knew it wouldn't last. Oh hum !
Managed to finish a bit earlier this morning so have had a bit of sleep already. Thank goodness.
DS is just having his breakfast and morning cup of tea. Is he his mother's son. I can't start the day without my tea. What about you ? What's your 1st drink of the day ?

I'm off to dig my waders and souwester out.
T T F N love Karen xxx

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Let them eat ...

cake ! I've made this card for a colleague at work who loves food and for the this week. The challenge was use the colours green, blue and brown.
All the card is by SU, the sentiment is PB and I printed the little verse on the pc. The insert just says "Cake".
Thank you for looking.
Happy crafting. Love Karen xxx

For my SIL's ...

birthday on Tuesday and for the
It's not my usual style but it's good to try something different I think.

The patterned papers are Sandylion and the card is DCWV. I used a Stampng Bella flower for the main image and sentiment. The smaller flower is a Rhonna Farrar stamp. The swirls and foliage are BG stamps.

Thank you for looking.
Love Karen xxx

Saturday, 17 January 2009

A couple from me ...

over the last couple of days.
The giraffe is for the 12 card order and the birthday card is for a family member.

T T F N love karen xxx

Friday, 16 January 2009

I'm here ...

and ok.

Today I'm going to craft like my life depends on it. I wasn't at work last night so I'm bright eyed and bushey tailed this morning.
I shall take DS to school and then I shall play, play, play. WOOHOO !!!

Happy crafting !
Love Karen xxx

Thursday, 15 January 2009

If there was ever a day ...

I didn;t want to start, it's today. My head is all over the place at the min so just a quick hello this morning. OH has gone to get DS up. I want to try and get some sleep after I've dropped him off at school. Not sure that'l happen, but you never know.

Happy crafting.
T T F N love Karen xxx

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

I've just had to ...

try and explain to DS who Jack Frost is and where he lives. Thanks DH for leaving me with that one. He seems satisfied with my tale, thankfully.
Another night down and only 1 more to go. I'm off on Thursday night as it's my friends funeral that day.
I want to get some cards done today as ther are a few ideas swimming around my head and I need to get them onto paper. OH has got a long day at work so I'l have plenty of time later this afternoon. Fingers Crossed LOL.

Thats me for now T T F N Love Karen xxx
PS has anyone seen my hot water bottle ?!

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Just a ...

quick pop in this morning as I need to make a card for my friends OH's birthday today.
Not alot going on here today. I want to try and get this order done and in the post. I still haven't been to the PO for my postal order. Need to do that today.

Thank you all for your kind comments that have been left about my cards. All apreciated I can asure you.

T T F N Love Karen xxx

Monday, 12 January 2009

Here are a few I made Earlier ...

Hope you like them and thank you for looking.
Love Karen xxx

Here's another ...

challenge blog card
The papers are from scraps so not sure what they are sorry ! I used my CB Swiss dots, Paisley and Happy Birthday folders for the matts. I then lightly inked the birthday and Swiss dots pieces. I'm not sure what company the dog is, but he's great for mens' cards.

Hope you like him.

T T F N Love Karen xxx


BIRTHDAY to our DS who is a very BIG 5 today. He loves his card, which is good. We haven't got anything planned for tonight as we did the tea party, cake and candles on Friday. I think his Nannie is coming over after work, which will be nice.

It's off to school in the pouring rain and gusty winds. Think we might get a bit wet.

I'l be back later to put some more cards on.
Happy crafting.
Love Karen xxx

BG Challenge card is also...

My DS's 5th birthday card, but don't tell him I showed it you first. I was inspired by the challenge and thought I'd have a go !

I used BG Mellow range this design is called Harvested. I love the colours in it. The frame and the circle are chipboard. And I actually used 2 pieces of my precious collection. The F is wooden covered in the same patterned paper and then glazed with glossy accents. A girl should never leave home without it. The plain card is DCWV.

Am not sure what range the dinosaur is, I just know he's adorable.

I hope you like it and fingers crossed DS likes it too.

Thanks for looking and I'l let you know what DS thinks later.

Love Karen xxx

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Knock, Knock ...

is there anybody out there in blog land?!
I'm feeling a bit better today. Still got the sore throat and cough. It looks like DS has got it now. Bless him.

Think my Dad might be coming over today to see DS has he will be at school tomorrow on his birthday. That's if he's not poorly. DS not my Dad LOL.
I've still got to make DS's card. Am not sure what to do yet.

Thank you all for your good wishes. Sorry I missed the crop Lorna. I'm sure MIL kept you entertained LOL. My head just wasn't in the right place and I didn't want to share my germs.

I'd better go and get a shower before my Dad rings or gets here. Don't want to be in my PJ's when hwe gets here LOL.

Happy crafting.
Love Karen xxx

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Have been up ...

most of the night coughing and now my head feels like it's going to fall off. And before anyone says anything, no it didn't fall off years ago LOL !
I'm shattered after having 2 of DS's friends round yesterday for a little tea party. I didn't feel too good but I had promised him.
I shall miss Lorna's 1st crop of the year, which am not very pleased about. Sorry Lorna.
Well I'm off to sort myself out. I need to get to the Post office at some point.
Have a fab day crafting.
Love Karen xxx

Friday, 9 January 2009

Morning all ...

well I think the dreaded Flu bug has finally got me. I feel awful, sore throat, aching neck and headache. Just what I need when we've got a couple of DS's friends coming for tea as it's his "number 5 birthday" on Monday. Never mind I shall get everything ready and then get a bit of sleep before they get home. My friend is picking the boys up from school, so at least I can make sure evrything is done for when they get here.

No cards to show you as the batteries have gone flat in my camera. There on charge as I write.

Well I'm off to sort his cake out. He has asked for chocolate and I've got to make it. Will put pics on later.
T T F N love Karen xxx

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Good morning campers ...

I think my head is a bit straighter now and I feel like crafting, so thats a bonus.
Nothing to show you at the mo, but am working on it. I wanted to enter so many challenges this week but what with one thing and another I haven't got anything done. Oh well there's always next week.

Off to Lorna's crop on Saturday. Not sure what I'm taking to do.
I must get in touch with my friend Tracey as I've not seen her for ages and I miss her inspiration.

Well that's me for now. Have a good day whatever it brings.
Love Karen xxx

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

News so sad ...

I had a call today to say that the husband of my friend I lost in the summer, had passed away. His sister had been trying to get my number since New Years day and finally found it 1 of their address books.
I am devastated as we were all very close. So I may not be on for a couple of days as my head is all over the place.

Sorry to leave such a sad post, but I just needed to let it out.

Love Karen xxx

BRrrrrrrrr ...

what a cold, cold morning ! I just can't seem to get warm. I've put an hot water in my bed ready. Ooooh can't wait to get in it, so thats where i'm off to now.

Happy crafting.
love Karen xxx

Monday, 5 January 2009

Good Morning ...

blog land ! How are we today ? I'm well rested as my boss very kindly let me come home early this morning as we had very little to do. I'm sure that he'l not let me forget it and that I'l have to repay the favour at a later date. So I'm all bright eyed and bushy tailed lol !
Have started cutting the card for my 12 cards and think I might even get them done today.
It's going to seem strange today being here on my own. OH has gone to work and DS is back at school. The quiet will be strange. No Mario Kart, no cups of tea on tap and no conversations about "snogging" noses, a DS thing. He meant "snotting".
I feel lost already !
I'm off to get DS up and ready for school. Be back later with some cards hopefully.

Love Karen xxx

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Good ...

cold and gloomy morning. Oooh It's chilly out there.
Got a bit of a busy day. DS is offt o a party for 10 for 2 hours and then its back home to get dinner on and hopefully get some sleep before work tonight. I went to bed at about 3 this morning as I couldn't sleep and now I feel shattered !
Had a lovely day at MIL's crafting. Now I've got to crack on with an order for 12 birthday cards that I need to get into the post.

Thats me for now. Have a happy crafty day.
Love Karen xxx

New template, new papers ...

were used to create this card for the .I bought the template on Friday and the papers were a gift at Christmas, they're by SU. I added a little wooden fish and a tag. The card has hessian on the front to make it look like a fishing basket. I inked the edges to make it look old. Hope you like it.
Love Karen xxx

Here's what ...

my MIL's surprise was. I saw these miniture canvas and just had to give them a whirl. I covered the letters with sone paper from my bit n bob box, punched some flowers, inked the edges and added some gems. Altered art isn't usually my thing. I leave that to the MIL.
She seemed pleased anyway which is good !
Love Karen xxx

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Well its ...

of to MIL's for hopefully a bit of crafting. She's just aquired a Cricut, so I think we'l be having a play with that. I'm taking my Cuttlebug. Who knows what we'l come up with.
I've got a pic to post but can't put that on until have been to MIL's as it's a little pressie for her. Ssshhhh don't tell her, it's a surprise !

Off to get ready.
Have a a great crafty day !
Love Karen xxx

Friday, 2 January 2009

Here is my card for the ...

It's for one of DS's friends birthday on Sunday.

Good Morning ...

all ! And how are we today?
I was at work last night so I apologise now for any spilling misteaks. I thought it might snow, but no, the sun's out and there's a clear bloo sky.

Well it's the last day of the school holidays so we've got to get ready for DS's return to school on Monday. He's missed it soooo mush. OH is back at work on Monday two. I shall be lonely without them, but hat least I'l get unbroken shleep.

Well I'm off to put a challenge card onto a block.

T T F N Love Karen xxx

Thursday, 1 January 2009

A very Happy ...

New Year to all my friends and family!!! And to all my friends in blog land!!!


Love Karen xxx