Sunday, 31 May 2009

P is for pretty little girl and ...

Pearls as requested in the ABC challenge. I've combined it with the sketch over at Stamp with fun and used this cute Sarah Kay girl. All the papers, card and pearls are from my stash, the beige card has been put thru my CB with the Damask folder and then inked. The flowers are hand punched and inked. Finally I added a sentiment which I've never used before from one of those little 99p sets.

Thanks for having a look on this wonderful sunny day, please feel free to pop in anytime.
Love Karen xxx


Cathy's to celebrate her 40th birthday. It's on offer until the 8th of June, all you have to do is post it on your blog with the pic and a link to her candy, then post a comment on her blog with the link to your post. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Have a lovely day.
Love Karen xxx

Saturday, 30 May 2009

1st post of the day 1 card 3 challenges ...

1. Creative card crew's challenge is to use flowers, which I have 4 paper, 2 gem and 1 fabric. Wow 7 on 1 card that's alot for me.
2. Sketch n stash as always like us to use our newest stash or something we've not used before on the sketch above. The newest things on this card are the paper flowers purchased last week, and the stamp I got last year but have never used it and boy did I have problems inking it. About 7 attempts before I got a decent image. The stamp,bubble paper and paper flowers are by Imaginisce. the background paper is by English paper company and everything else is from my stash.
3. The secret crafter only posted this challenge earlier this morning. A colour combo of Pink, Turquoise and a hint of brown. Papers and colours fit the bill I think.
I think I've fulfilled all the challenges and have really enjoyed making this card. I've put "Happy Birthday" round the circle in Hawian. Good old Google !

Ta for popping in and haveing a look, please feel free to leave a comment and pop in anytime for a glass of ice cold lemonade.
Love Karen xxx

Friday, 29 May 2009

It's a heat wave ....

well almost we've had 3 or 4 good days. They'l be a hose pipe ban before we know it LOL. Yep you guessed it's glorious here and I think we're off down the castle with my SIL and her kids. I must take the camera as I usually get great LO's from pics at the castle.

I've just realised thta alot of my post titles are songs for some reason weird eh ! And yes I did work that out all by myself LOL.

Well I'm off to get sorted don't suppose I'l get much crafting done today, everyone else here is in a miserable mood. EXCEPT ME !

Happy crafting T T F N
Love Karen xxx

Thursday, 28 May 2009

4 challeges, 1 card. Phew just made it...

1. Just Magnolia's challenge is a shaped card.
2. Colour create is a colour combo challenge of lemon, pink sorbet and chocolate.
3. A spoonful of sugar are asking us to dig out our lace for our cards.
4. One stop craft challenge are asking us for vintage creations.

I think I've fulfilled all of those by using paper by papermania, a Magnolia image coloured with pencils and sansador and lace and ribbon from my stash. The flowers are hand punched and have been distressed and inked with brown chalk eye.

Phew that was a mamouth task, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Love Karen xxx

1 card, 3 challenges, I'm on the crest of a wave .

Over at Daring cardmakers the challenge is wet, wet, wet. Anything to do with water. So I thought with the summer on the horizon I'd use my surfer dude. Cool eh ? The sketch is by sketch saturday and over at papertake they want us to use us all our scraps that are lurking in dark and dismal corners. So thats what I've done.

Ta for looking feel free to lrave a comment and drop by again soon.
Love Karen xxx

Ground control to ...

minor Tom. I've done this challenge card for Friday sketches. The image is Pink Gem which came last weekend but today is the first chance I've had to ink him up. A cutie don't you think ?
The paper is Craft Creations from their space range and the stars are hand punched. My ickle space ranger is coloured with pencils and sansador.

Thanks for dropping by, please feel free to leave a comment and feel free to pop in whenever your in the neighbourhood.

Love Karen xxx

Oh what a night ...

round 2 of DS's friend staying over. He came on Tuesday but we had to take him home because he got distressed and din't want to stay. He said he wanted to stay last night so his Mum said he could but he was to be a good boy and not go home. Uuuurrrmm at 11 o clock he dropped off on my knee after a number of texts home. BUT WE DID IT. Phew !!!
Today I'm crafting, crafting, crafting and nothing ain't gonna stop me. I've had some new stamps since the weekend and they haven't even seen a sniff of an ink pad. There's no holding me back today. Hubby is chief cook, childminder and bottle washer today. With the help of my SIL who will be over later with her 4 and her new "friend". I can feel a classical music moment coming on.

Well thats the kids sorted so I'm off to get dressed and get in my sanctuary.
Happy crafting Love Karen xxx

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

He shoots, he scores ...

over at cute card thursday their challenge is all to do with sport. So here's my sporty themed card.
The card and ribbon are from my stash. I put a piece of acetate thru my CB using the Happy birthday folder. The image is by woodware, it's one of those that you buy and don't use that often. So this challenge was great for me as I've not used this stamp for months.

Thanks for coming and having a look at my blog and my cards. Please feel free to laeve a comment and pop back whenever you like.

Love Karen xxx

Rain rain go away ...

come back next week when I'm back at work. Oh well I guess it gives me an excuse to play in my craft room. Do I really need an excuse ? Uuuuuurrrrmmm NO !
Have got my friend cuties this afternoon, we were going to go to the castle, but I think it'l be kiddie crafts. Her youngest boy took an interest in a butterfly I'd made with shrink plastic, so think we'l have a play with that.
Off to finish my cleaning, yes I used that terrible crafters naughty word.

T T F N love Karen xxx

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

There's a mouse, where ...

there in that cats mouth. Thought I'd show you what I made my friend for a house warming pressie.
It was cut out and designed by my good friend Jo, who over the years has come up with some stunners.
Its made from ply wood and painted with acrylics and finished with spray varnish. What do you think ? My friend loved it, thankfully.

Ta for dropping by, please do call again.
Love Karen xxx

Morning ...

from a gloomy Derby. Where has that sunshine gone ? ! Apologies for not posting yesterday, but I was shattered and I wanted to get something done (didn't get it finished) so concentrated on that. Then I was working last night and I really wish I'd booked it off. It was crazy !
Enuff of that and onto today. I'm off to get my hair cut ina bit and then I can craft, craft, craft !!! WOOHOO ! Can't wait. I want to get alot done today as I've got my friends 3 cuties tomorrow for the day.
Off to grab a nap befoer the hairdressers. I'l be back later !

Happy crafting love Karen xxx

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Home tweet home ...

card to cover 2 challenges.
Over at Cupcake they have given a sketch to follow (above) and on Secret crafter they would like us to do a card for a new beginning. As moving is a theme with me this weekend I decided to do a New home card.
The image is Pink Petticoat and everything else is from my stash. In fact the papers and the bird stamp at the bottom were free off mags ages ago. Hope my friend likes it. She does love her pink.
Thanks for looking have a great day.
Love Karen xxx

Am absolutely shattered ...

after moving my friend yesterday. How eventful can 1 day be ? VERY ! There were frayed tempers and stress by the end of it. But their in and thats all that matters. All we've got to do at the old house is clean it and get it ready to be inspected by the letting agent. No problem !
The kids were great and really well behaved, which isn't bad because they didn't have anything to play with at the old house.

Off for a bit of retail therapy today with my MIL, to The Range. I need to get some acrylic paints so that I can finish their house warming pressie. And who knows what might fall into my basket. LOL.

Off to get ready aswe've got to take the van back and then off to Loughborough. Have a fab day.
Love Karen xxx

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Can you see who it is yet ...

Bet you can't. LOL. Any way onto the challenges, all 3 of them, yes I said 3.
1. Papertake is to follow the wonderful sketch above.
2. Colour create is the colour combo Sky blue, tan and ecru. Although mine looks more terracotta.
3. The Pink elephant would like us to use letters or monograms, hence DAD.
Everything is from my stash and I used a new inkpad which turned out to be a bit of a mistake I think Ooops ! I've given my little chap grey hair and a pair of glasses. Uurrrmmm recognise anyone ?
Thanks for dropping by and having a look at my blog and hopefully leaving a comment.
Have a fab day!
Love Karen xxx

Nautical, but nice ...

is the theme I chose for my card for the Stamp something challenge which is to follow the sketch above. I got this paper yesterday froma new shop that's opened in town. I love the shades and tones in it. It's by HOTP paper Pizazz and is called Blue compass and sun. The stamp is from Sir stampalot and the greeting was free on the DC magazine. Everything else is from my stash.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and having a wander around.
Love Karen xxx

Busy busy busy ...

Off to help our friends move in a bit. It's only a short distance and they don't have hoards of stuff so it shouldn't take too long. Not that I mind as we're great mates and have a laugh. looks like the weather is going to be ok so thats a bonus.
Tomorrow I've got to take the van back to Notts as I've borrowed it from a work colleague. Cheers Si your a star.
Tomorrow I'm goingt o the Range with the MIL as she wants to go again, so that goos as there quite good prices there. And then If the weathers good tomoorrow evening I think my friend is doing a BBQ for her Dad's birthday.
Picked up another order yesterday at school for a birthday card. Think the word is spreading WOOHOO !

Can't get onto some of your blogs to leave a comment. I know some of you have been having probs too. So as soon as its fixed I'l pop on n comment.

Well Off to post a challenge card. See you al later.
Have a great day crafting
Love Karen xxx

Friday, 22 May 2009

Morning All ...

well I was off last night and am off now until Monday and then I'm off the rest of next week. Only going in on Monday to get my leui day. So lots of crafting time after we've (hubby is off too) done some of the jobs that need doing around the house.
Off into town after we've dropped DS at school. Need to go to the £1 shop for some tape and other bits n bobs. And to my local art shop to get a decent pencil and look at the BG papers. I was going to the Range on Sunday with MIL, but she sneaked off without me. Naughty lady ! LOL.
Well I'm off to get ready as I'm looking after the animals at my friends house, she's back tonight. Then we're helping her move house tomorrow, so I need to get a card done.

T T F N happy crafting
love Karen xxx

Thursday, 21 May 2009

WOOHOO ! I finally ...

made a challenge card. Well 1 card, 2 challenges. So here goes.
The 1st challenge I wanted to get done was Just Magnolia, which I've missed over the past couple of weeks. They asked if we would follow the sketch above.
The 2nd challenge is shabby or vintage over at Stamp with fun. I chose shabby as that suited the card I had in mind.
Card and paper: Bazill and Paperloft Wellworn ( one of my fav's). All the embellies are from my stash.
Image: Magnolia
Thanks for popping by and I hope you like my card and blog. Would love to see you again.
Love Karen xxx

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Cooooeeeeeyyyyy ...

I'm here. No I haven't forgotten about you all, it's just been a mad few days.
What a lovely sunny day, hope it manages to stay that way. That would make alovely change don't you think ?
So far this week I've managed NO challenge cards, NO crafting, to get a wedding card order for Friday. Friends don'y you just love 'em LOL, and to look after my other friends animals while she's in Somerset. Am quite enjoying it thoough as 1 of the kittens is going to be ours. Well that's if DS doesn't frighten it to death by then.
Things are gonna change today though. I'm craving crafting and I've got to get this wedding card done. So I'm off to get started before DS goes off to school.

T T F N love Karen xxx

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Sweeties ...

is the challenge over at the new allsorts challenge blog. You can make whatever you wish for this weeks challenge as long as it reminds you or looks like or holds SWEETS !

I made this card for my friends Dad for her sweeties to give him. I had already coloured the images a few days ago and intended the card for another challenge, but it just didn't work out that way. And then I got sent the link for this new challenge. Strange how things work out eh!
All the colours remind me of sweets and my fav choc Coffee cream. Scrummy ! And her children are all sweeties.
All the card is bazill, the paper is by K and Co but can't remeber the range. The images are Magnolia and coloured with pencils and Sansador. The sentiment is from a set by Clear stamps.

Ta for looking and I hope you like my work and my little blog.
Happy crafting Love Karen xxx

Morning ...

All. It's sunny woohoo ! Don't suppose it'l last long. Never mind.

Had a lovely day at the crop yesterday, thank you to everyone that was there. Pics to follow. not that I actually did much. LOL.
Off to get a card finished, then deliver it to my friend and get my instructions for looking after the zoo next week while she's away. A mini tortoise, rabbits, 2 cats and some kittens. 1 of which is mine. What have I let myself in for ? LOL.
And then when she gets back next weekend she's moving house. She doesn't do things by halves.

Back later with some pics.
T T F N love Karen xxx

Saturday, 16 May 2009

A HUGE ...

aploogy for being a bad blogger over recent days and weeks. I have had 1 or 2 things going on and haven't always felt like posting. I have been hopping and trying to leave comments as often as I could. I'l be back later and tomorrow to catch up with everyone.

THANK YOU to Heather for finding my Mojo nestled between the ribbons and flowers at her local market. It loves both those things at the moment. It has returned home and I'l be taking it off to the crop with me today. Will be intouch later, THANK YOU again.

Off to the crop with MIL in a bit, so must go and get ready as I'm always late.
T T F N love Karen xxx

Thursday, 14 May 2009

LOST ...

One Mojo. Last seen in my craft room and the surrounding area, lurking near the ribbon box behind the rubber stamps.
If any one sees it please return asap as it may perish if not returned home. Is not used to leaving the area alone.
Papers, buttons, bows n sparkles are in distress due to loss of said Mojo.

Contact Me on blog if found. a small reward may be offered if word is passed around blog land.

Love Karen xxx

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Baby Baby ..

was what I decided to do this week when I saw that the challenge over at Dare U 2 Digi stamp was Gingham and Stitching.
The image is from Pink Petticoat Sweet cheeks range and the paper is fron Chris over at Sketching stamper. The block matt is bazzill tha I put thru my CB baby folder. Button and ribbon from my stash. The stiching is quiet faint as I wanted it to be subtle.
Ta for taking the time to llok and visit my blog.
Love Karen xxx

Oh what a beautiful morning ...

all sunny and bright ! Fantastic !
Have got a couple of challenge cards to do this morning and a couple of friends/family birthday cards to do and an order. Another busy day.
Found out yesterday that my FIL has been made redundant, but my 2 BIL's haven't. (they all work at the same place). It's a tough old time, but I feel sure that he'l manage to get something before too long.

DS has just got up so I'd better be off. Back later.
T T F N love Karen xxx

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Finally ...

a challenge card !

M is for metallic ocer at the ABC challenge. And this is what I came up with. Big metal !
I stamped 2 images with stazon onto crafters metal and then cut them out when they were dry. I then used a dry embossing tool to emphasise the black lines. Stuck the 2 flowers together and added beads to the centre. The main card and red matt have been put thru my CB Damask folder and inked. The red ibbon is from my stash.

Ta for looking and hope you like my tiny piece of blogland. Any comments appreciated.

T T F N love Karen xxx

Monday, 11 May 2009

Well ...

he got to school in one piece on his bike. THANK GOODNESS ! He really needs a new one, he's a bit tall for the one he's got. We've got one but thats a bit big for him. Ain't that always the way ? !
He looked so grown up pedalling along without a care in the world.
Crafting later Woohoo ! Need to get in my room and get some cards done. I've got withdrawl symptoms LOL ! There's some family cards I need to make, an order to do and a friends birthday card. Busy busy.

Off to bed now. T T F N
Love Karen xxx

Sunday, 10 May 2009

We've had a lovely ...

morning at Elvaston Castle teaching DS to ride his bike without stabillizers. And he can do it which means he can take his bike to school on a Monday woohoo ! He's so excited because that'l be 2 new things on 1 day. He starts staying sandwiches tomorrow too which he's told everyone about.

So I haven't done any crafting and no challenge cards have been done. But i've had a great morning with my hubby, my boy and our friends. Sometimes even crafting has to take a back seat.
I'l be back tomorrow to catch up with everyones blogs and the challenges.
Have a lovely afternoon, happy crafting !
Love Karen xxx

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Many Happy Returns ...

to my niece Alice who was 11 yesterday. Unfortunately I can't speak to her this weekend as she's not staying with her Dad. So I thought I'd share her card with you. It's ok she won't see it as she doesn't visit my blog.
The pare is DCWV pocket of Posie's and the image is Magnolia. All the gems, flower and brads are from my stash.
Be back later
Love Karen xxx

Colour Create challenge ...

this week Red, cream and chocolate. Showing us a gorjus chocolate cake with cream and strawberries for inspiration.
And this is what I came up with. The main card is SU with a matt of BG Urban Couture, which, I know is really old. It was the very 1st set of papers I bought and have never used it until today !
The flowers were stamped onto another piece from the set and tehn dry emboss and beads added to the middle. The brown matt is bazill with a cream piec that has been put through my CB using the Damask folder, and then inked. The ribbon is from my stash.
Ta for visiting my blog, I hope you like it and that you'l call again.
Happy crafting love Karen xxx

Friday, 8 May 2009

Morning !!!

How are you all this fine sunny day. As usual I'm shattered. So shattered that I didn't even manage to get the card finished for one of my favourite challenges which I'm a bit fed up about.
Off to do the school run in a mo and then home to bed for me. What an exciting life I leed ! Well thats me for now. I'l be back later hopefully with some cards to show you.

Happpy crafting and enjoy the sun.
Love Karen xxx

PS Sorry if I haven't managed to leave a comment on my fav blogs, will try and catch up over the weekend. I have been looking honestly. !

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Goooooooood afternoon blog land ...

It's lovely and sunny, but it's windy. Well we can't have everything can we.?
I'm so tired this week I just don't know why. Oh well probably just the weather or something. Off to pick DS and his friend up from school in a mo as I promised him I would take his scooter with me. The things we do for them. He's gone in his shorts and he really hasn't got the legs for them. Bless him, at least he's happy.
Will be back in a bit with a challenge card or 2 hopefully. Need to make my niece a card, she'l be 11 tomorrow. How time flies.

T T F N love Karen xxx

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

1 card, 2 challenges ...

Mens cards is the challenge over at The Sugar bowl, any age and any relation. I chose to do a Granddad card from a young child.
Over at Raspberry ribbons it's the sketch above that they would like us to follow. I think the simpler sketches make good male cards.
Card n paper: Card is SU and bazill. Paper is from my stash and have no idea what it's called. Sorry.
Image: Sugar nellie.
Embellies: Ribbon from Cathy's blog candy, tyre tracks from one of DS's cars abd DS's hand prints.
Sentiment: Hand written.
Ta for coming over and taking a look.
T T F N love Karen xxx

2 challenges, 1 card...

the 1st challenge is over at Creative Belliblog and thats to use giant brads, eyelets or hardware. A tough one for me because these brads are the biggeste I've got and they don't seem very giant to me. LOL !

Then over at Dutch Dare they gave us this wonderful sketch to work with. I love sketches, they never turn out how you imagine for some reason.

Card n papers: SU card with Paperloft "Well worn" paper (one of my favourite ranges). And a bit of bazill.

Image: Stampendous I think (it's worn off).

Embellies: Hessian and 3 giant brads that I stamped on with stazon ink and sanded the edges.

Thanks for taking the time to come and look at my card and my little piece of blogland.

Happy crafting T T F N

Love Karen xxx

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Isn't this beautiful ...

It was made for me by my MIL ove at Natures Workshop. It's for 2 challenges 365 and Creative belliblog.
To see what she wrote about me and what the challenges entailed you will need to visit her blog. I've tried to copy it but am a bit dumb when it comes to bits n bobs on here sometimes.
I can honestly say that I was speechless as I didn't really think that I played such a significant part in her life. And I thank her very very much for thinking of me. THANK YOU.

MIL is very talented and does some amazing altered art, quilting, scrpping and card making.

I really don't know what else to put.
Love Karen xxx

Where's it gone, I've lost it ...

The sun. Guess we should've known better than to believe we'd get a decent BH. It rained all day yesterday and today doesn't look much better. Never mind, it'l soon be Christmas.
Well I was back at wiork last night after 3 nights off. Gosh I'm tired this morning. i want to crack on with my challenges later and I've got some family and friends birthday cards to make. So it's off to bed for me now to charge the old batteries ready to be creative this afternoon. And there's something I'd like to share with you later, so pop back in if you get time. Ooooohhhh the air of mystery. LOL.

T T F N happy crafting.
Love Karen xxx

Monday, 4 May 2009

3 challenges, 1 card and the last one before I go to bed ...

1. Papertake weekly challenge this week is Spotts and stripes. Wonderful, I love stripes and I've even put them the right way on this card. Usually I put them the other way.

2. Blue and Green is the theme on A Spoonful of Sugar this week. Fantastic my fav colour combo at the min. How lucky is that ?!

3. The sketch above is the challenge on Stamp with Stampavie and more this week. I love this sketch because it's clean and crisp, great for a male card.

Now then what did I use ? Oh yes a Mgnolia image coloured with my usual medium, pencils and Sansador. The stripey paper is Junkitz I think, not sure because I found it lurking at the bottom of my box yesterday. I've had that sheet about 2 1/2 years. The spotty paper is from the English Paper Co Seafoam range I think. Urm. The ribbon is DB and everything else is from my stash.

Well ta for having a look and stumbling onto my little piece of blog land.

T T F N love Karen xxx

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Am on a roll, well cupcake actually ...

another 2 challenges done and iced. This card is designed to match the sketch above which is part of the challenge over at Truly scrumptious. The 2nd part is to create something good enough to eat, hence the scrummy cupcakes by Hero arts.
The 2nd challenge is over at ABC challenge and thats a list of embellies that must be included in your project: 1 ribbon, 3 flowers and 6 brads. they are all on my card, have checked my list twice just to make sure.
The baking paper is from Imaginisce A shore thing range, the brads, ribbon and big flower are from my stash. the 2 smaller flowers are hand punched and inked.
Those scrummy cakes are coloured using pencils and Sansador and glazed with a Sakura clear pen.
Ta for taking a peek at my card and my blog. Call again soon.
T T F N love Karen xxx

1 card, 3 challenges ...

1. Stamp with fun would like us to use the sketch above, which I've done. Hope I've managed to pull it off ok.
2. Cupcake craft challenge gave us the massive challenge of using 5 DIFFERENT embellies. So I used The bucket, string, the hessian, the sandpaper and the shells. i did add a wooden fish too in case the bucket and string only counted as 1. Phew that was a challenge and half LOL.
And the 3rd and final was Roses on paper which gave us a lovely colour combo to go with. Aqua, peach and butter.
The aqua is the backing paper which is from Imaginisce A shore thing range. The main card is butter coloured. Finally I added a peach bucket to the Rachelle Anne Miller beach image, which is coloured using pencils and Sansador.
I thoroughly enjoyed all 3 challenges and I hope my card shows it.
Thank you for looking.
T T F N love Karen xxx

Pink elepant challenge

was a sketch this week and I hope I've done it justice. It's the first time I've done the Pink elephant challenge so I hope it's ok.

The image is one of my favourites and is by Art impressions. I inked the stamped using my Whisper pens and then water coloured it. I added a bit of glamour dust to the centre of the rose. The red card is by SU. The black card and ribbon are from my stash. I inked the scallops witha gold pen. The sentiment is by WS designs and is heat emboss in gold.

Thank you for looking.

Love Karen xxx

A change from a card ...

Thought I'd share what I did yesterday with you all. I started out as a scrapper and went onto cards.
This is the 1st LO I've done in absolutely ages. This is a pic of my friends little girl Carys-Aimee. She's totally adorable, especially in these chic sunglasses. I was totally inspired when I took this pic last week.
The cardstock and ribbon is DB. The patterned card is DCWV Pocket full of Posie's. The flowers, brads and glitter are all from my stash. I haven't put any journalling on because I think it doesn't need anything else as the pic and the title say it all.
What do you think ?
Well I'm off to plan this weeks challenges and get started on them.
Love Karen xxx

Who built the Ark ...

Doodle Palace. Well thats where I got this cute image from. I chose it after I got "stamped" by them the other day.
I used it for this weeks Dare U 2 Digi stamp sketch challenge

All they ask you to do is follow the sketch and use a digital image.
The backing paper is by Daisy Bucket from the boys range they did ages ago. The card, frame, ribbon and gem are all from my stash. The sheep has been flocked usung DB white flock. ( No pun intended) LOL !
I added 2 tiny brads to the wheels of the ark and glazed some of the image with a clear glaze Sakura pen.

Ta for looking and I hope you like my card and my blog.

Happy crafting
Love Karen xxx

April showers ...

brings May flowers was the theme on this weeks digital tuesday challenge. I got this free cute image from this weeks sponsors site, Dustin Pike. He creates fab didital images and his blog is well worth a visit.
The paper is from the Imaginisce A Shore thing range. I like it because its got loads of little bubbles all over it, which are all glittery. The big raindrop was put thru my CB using Swiss dots folder and then heat emboss with holographic powder. The flowers were punched from the same paper as the backing. i inked the edges and added a blue pearl to the middle.
The sentiment reads " Sunshine kisses and birthday wishes ".

Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy my little blog.
Love Karen xxx

Engagement card ...

for my friend Pam and her fella Tommy. I think I'm safe putting this on, don't think she goes on my blog. I wanted to do something simple and elegant. The simple bit was easy, it's the elegant I struggle with. I'm about as elegant as an elephant LOL.
The image was stamped in a very paple pink and the heat emboss using silver pearl powder. I made the bubbles sparkle using some sticles that I won In Cathy's blog candy a few weeks ago. The greeting was printed on the comp and I adde some gems for a bit of bling..
Ta for looking
Love Karen xxx

Friday, 1 May 2009

Good morning ...

It's lovely and sunny here but a little bit chilly. The weather over the weekend is supposed to be really good. That'l make a change for a bank holiday LOL.
I've got a card for a friend to do and then some challenges to do. They'l have to wait until I've Had a couple of hours kip. I'm shattered !
I'l be back later with pics.

T T F N happy crafting.
Love Karen xxx