Monday, 29 June 2009

Do you know this man ...

I do, it's my Dad at his BBQ. This card is for 4 challenges and they are as follows.

1. Dare U 2 Digi stamp which is this fab sketch by Kim.
2. Is over at Digital Tuesday where there challenging you to use up all your scraps. LOL not a chance !
3. Papertake would like us to use our digi downloads.
4. Creative card crew are asking for the weather or weather related and what better than a BBQ for the Summer.

This card is made from bits out my scrap crate, yes crate. The paper was fee from a magazine, the ribbon and brads are all from my stash. I put a couple of pieces of card thru my CB using Swiss dots and then inked it with an amber colour. The main card is SU and the rest is bazill. The imgae is coloured with pencils and Sansador and I've added a bit of sunburn to his nose. Ooops sorry Dad. LOL. Jim is from the Digi stamp boutique. I put the sentiment at the top to look like the sun and hand wrote it.

Ta for having a look, any comments are welcome.
Love Karen xxx

Sunday, 28 June 2009

That nasty "C" word ...

I saw this sketch over at The Pink elephant and it said "C" to me so I just had to do it. Sorry !
This is my fav "C" stamp, I think it's by Woodware (not sure). It's been used that much that the pick on the wood has nearly worn off. I stampec it 3 times in black versa and then embossed it with clear powder. and then cut them out loosing different bits each time. they are then deco'd and beads are added to the middle. The black squares have been put thru my CB using a snowflake folder. I used black Cor'dinations card for this and then sanded and glittered it.
All the card except the Cor'dination was from the Papermill shop. The Cor'dination was from my stash.
Ta for visiting and please feel free to leave a comment as they are always welcome, good or bad.

Happy crafting !
Love Karen xxx

Oh girlie, girlie...

is what I've called this card for the Sugar bowl challenge. You need to follow this wonderful sketch by Lilian. For those of you who don't know they ask you only to use Sugar Nellie stamps, so I picked this little cutie. She's coloured using my new 68p pencils from Asda (bargain). They are only short one's so I need to go and get another couple of packets. They're great with Sansador.
The lilac card is from the papermill and the darker shade is bazill. The patterned paper is laura Ashley. Everything else is from my stash.

Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my blog and the cards I make. Any comments are apreciated. Your welcome to pop in any time.

T T F N love Karen xxx

Knock, knock ...

just seeing if there's anyone in out there. Well I just don't know where the weekends gone, it's been so busy.
Yesterday morning we went to DS's school fair and won a couple bottles of wine WOO HOO ! Spent a fortune on absolutely NOTHING, as you do at these things. But a good time was had by all. Then last night we had a BBQ with some friends, which was lovely as tehy are very entertaining company and it's always a good laugh. And tonight it's back to work for me BOO HOO !
Well I'm off to do some crafting and ring me Father as he's just come back off his Jolly's.

Have a fab rest of the weekend and happy crafting.
Love Karen xxx

Saturday, 27 June 2009

WOW Blog candy ...

over at Crafters Kitchen. Doesn't it look scrummy.! All you have to do is leave a comment on Jaks blog by 6pm Sun 28th June 2009, with a link to your blog. The draw will take place on Mon 29th June 2009 at 6pm.

Eaasy peaasy lemon squeezy eh !

Love Karen xxx

Super hero ...

Ben 10 is for this sketch over at Cupcake crafts Challenge. The main card is made from the card off the back of a pad of paper, the green card id from the Papermill shop and the card board is from a box. The brads and ribbon are from my stash. The image is a free one off the web and is coloured using pencils and Sansador.
The greeting is under the card circle. The card was punched with my cropadile and then inked in brown.

Ta for taking a look, please feel free to leave a comment and I hope to see you soon.

Happy crafting.
Love Karen xxx

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Chasing butterflies ...

This card is for 3 challenges. Just Magnolia's theme is Summer and butterflies always remind me of Summer. Colour Create have got a colour combo for us this week. Pistachio, Aqua and Powder pink. And over at Truly Scrumptious it's this fab sketch.
The papers are LA and MM, the card is from the Paper mill shop. Everything else is from my stash. The sentiment is SU and the ickle flutterby is from a £1.25 set I got last weekend and the corner is from a set by Clear Stamps. Tilda and Edwin are coloured with pencils and Sansador.

Ta very much for coming over to take a look at my little piece of the WWW. Please feel free to leave a comment and pop back anytime, the doors always open.

Happy crafting love Karen xxx

Mornin' ...

as my young niece would say. Well its a bit overcast this morning, but they say it's going to brighten up. Fingers crossed !
Sorry there haven't been any cards for a few days. I'm so tired at the moment, hopefully my test results will shed some light as to why.
I booked a couple of nights off work as I've got this awful chesty cough, that tickly in my throat. So am hopingt o get some cards done after I've cleaned thru this morning. Yes it's the dreaded "H" word. I need to with a dog, kitten, small boy and a hubby.
The kitten n dog are now friends apart from when it comes to food, then the dog has to go outside while Gizzy eats. It's a palava.

Well I'd better get meself ready for the school run and then it's back for I can't even bring myself to type it again LOL !

T T F N Love Karen xxx

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Morning ...

it's foggy here and I can't see if there are any bloggers out there ? Shout up so I know that you are.
It's been a bit of bumpy week so far at work. I can't say why just yet, but will explain when the time is right. I'm shattered but thats nothing unusual at the min.
DS is looking forward to school today as they have got a drama group going in to do a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk and hubby as only got a short run today so he'l be home to do the tea time school run. Whoop ! Whoop ! more time for sleep for me.

Well I'm off to have a bit of peace before the boy gets up. T T F N happy crafting.
Love Karen xxx

Sunday, 21 June 2009

On the wings ...

of a flutterby. This card is for 2 challenges, the 1st one is at Allsorts challenge blog. They would like us to use an image with wings. And over at Double Dutch it's shades of one colour. Purple is my choice.

The dark card is SU and the lilac is from the Papermill shop. I love this set of stamps by Inkadinkadoo as my brother got from America for me and because it's flutterby's.
The little verse is of the internet and printed onto vellum. The pearls are from my stash. The edge is scallped using mu SU punch.

Thank you for having a look, any comments are gratefully recieved. T T F N happy crafting.
Love Karen xxx

What a cutie ...

for 3 challenges. The 1st is Stamp with fun where spots n dots are the order of the day. 2nd is over at Saturday challenge (secret crafter). Their challenge is to use pink and green. And finally
over at Friday sketches it's this wonderful sketch.

The spot paper is by LA and the green is from BG. The sentiment is by woodware and the flowers, brads and gems are all from my stash. I love this Edwin image and I've coloured him with pencils and Sansador and then glittered his wings. I put some of the green card thru my CB using SD folder and then inked 1 with pink and 1 with green.

Thanks ever so for dropping in any commennts are much apreciated.
Off for a couple hours kip before work.
T T F N Love Karen xxx

Good morning ...

from a sunny Derby. I think I'm falling apart. I've been poorly on and off for a few weeks and now my chest has started and I'm all snuffly. When will it end ? ! Any way grumble over.

Went to the Papermill shop yesterday and picked up a couple of boxes of card. Found some lovely white card that was hammered but not as heavy a pattern as usual and some gorjus coloured card. 2 £1.25 little stamp sets managed to fall into my basket to keep the 2 rolls of ribbon company. I just don't know how that happens ! Do you have the same sort of thing with your baskets ?

Started 2 cards yesterday, so want to get them done today. Will post them later.
Well I'm off to text my Dad, OH's Dad had his card yesterday so sorted.

T T F N happy crafting.
Love Karen x

PS. Happy Father's Daddy love from Flynnbob x

Saturday, 20 June 2009

AHOY ! ...

Meet Captain Jack. He's from Pink Gem designs and he's the NEW bit of my card for the Sketch n Stash challenge. The other bit is this sketch.
The 2nd challenge is over at Cupcake crafts where you need to make something for Fathers Day.
Everything is from my stash and I have no idea what the paper is as I got it last summer sometime. The map is an image I got off my friend ages ago and never used. The flag is made with a cocktail stick.

Thank you for taking the time to drop by and have a look at my little bit of the WWW. Any comments are gratefully recieved.
I'l be back later hopefully with a cuople more cards. T T F N .

Happy crafting Love Karen x

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Aaaaaaarrrrrggghhhh ...

I'm so angry with my local shop. I've just been in to get some money and some shopping only to find that the machine isn't working. That's only all week now ! Not a problem you would think, I'l pay chip n pin. Get's my shopping, goes to the checkout and my least favourite operator is on, but that's by the by. He scan's everything thru, I ask for cash back, I wait and wait and wait. Then the machine beeps and he utters those imortal words, " I'l have to try it again, it's cancelled the transaction. So off we go again, and it cancells again. So we give it another go, third time lucky you'd think. Huh no such luck. So I say can't you just swipe it ? Seems the logical solution. But oh no he can't do that, he doesn't make the rules, he just works there. So I have to leave my shopping and drive to the nearest cash machine to get cash and then drive back to the shop. Just what you need when you've been to work all night. I've been told that this happens with all cards from my bank and it's been reported, but nothings been done. So the moral of the story is you can only shop in there if you've got cash or you don't bank at this certain bank. WHAT'S HAPPENED TO CUSTOMER SERVICE ???

What makes it worse is that this is a store thats owned by one of Britains largest supermarkets, but doesn't trade under that name and that I was the manager of before I had DS. i don't usually cause a fuss, but I'm going in later when some one with a bit of sense is in.

Sorry to have a moan, I'l be back later when I've calmed down.
Love Karen xxx

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Love is ...

making 1 card for 3 challenges. And here they are: 1st up is over at Stamp with Stampavie and more, wher the challenge is this sketch.
2nd is to add a quote to your work over at Cute card Thursday and last but by no means least it's sparkle, sparkle, sparkle over at One stop craft challenge.
I added sparkle to the wings, swirls and heart. I think the gems count as sparkle too ? Don't they ?

The image is WOJ, the quote is PB I think but the name has rubbed off as I got the stamp 2nd hand off a bric a brac stall in the market and the sentiment is definately PB.
The card is bazill, the paper is from my stash and I can't remember what make it is. Ooops sorry.
The ribbon, gems, lace and chipboard heart are all from my stash too. I covered the heart with bazill and then painted it with sparklz crystal.

Thank you for looking on this very sunny day. Please feel free to leave a comment and call again soon.

Happy crafting love Karen xxx

Monday, 15 June 2009

Good morning ...

fellow bloggers. It's a bit cooler this morning due to the rain we had in the night, and what a welcome relief that was. Working in a metal wharehouse I freeze in winter and cook in summer. Last night the heat was terrible so when it rained it was GORJUS !!!
DS is bathed, fed, watered and dressed all ready to go off to school. Just little old me to sort out.

The kitten is settling in well and has really found his feet, especially where the dogs concerned. He teases him now to see what the dog will do. All in all they seem to be getting on ok at the min. He's very playful and chases his own tale alot. When he mews DS asks what he's saying. I've explained that we don't speak cat, but he thinks we should know. LOL. Not after watching Red Dwarf for years have I picked up the ancient language of mew. LOL.

Any way that's me for now, am off to start a card. I've an idea in my head and it wont go away.

Happy crafting and sorry for the waffle.
Love Karen xxx

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Take a break ...

1. Over at The Pink Elephant the challenge is a colour combo. Pink, brown and white.
2. This is the sketch thats the challenge over at Stamp with fun.
3. Is a similar colour combo over at Simon says, Pink and brown.

I think I've managed to combine them pretty well.
The card and papers are all by SU, the flowers, buttons and ribbon are all from my stash. The image is WOJ, the corners are from a set by clear stamps and the sentiment is from one of my £1.49 collection.

Thank you for taking the time to take a look on this beautiful sunny day. Please feel free to comment and pop in anytime.

Happy crafting love Karen xxx

Hey girl ...

I've made this card for 2 challenges. the 1st is over at Cupcake challenges where its the colour combo of turquoise, bright pink, lime and yellow/orange. The 2nd is The creative card crew's Geometric patterns.
The image is a digi from urrrmmm can't remember, sorry ! The papers were free with a mag ages ago and the card is SU. The flowers, brads and ribbon are all from my stash.

Thank you for taking a look, feel free to leave a comment. T T F N .
Love Karen xxx

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Blog candy at PINK GEM

Yes it's blog candy time again! Would you like to be in with a chance of winning a £25 voucher to spend at Pink Gem Designs? Well here is what you have to do.......

1. Leave a comment on the Pink Gem blog and tell Janet what you think about her new website

2. Post a link to the blog and also to the Pink Gem Designs Website from your blog and mention a bit about Janet's stamps.

I love Janet's stamp designs because they are clear, crisp images that are very cute. Also, I think they appeal to all ages. I only have a few but will definately be adding to my collection.

The draw will take place after Midnight on the 30th June. The gift voucher is electronic and a code will be sent to the winner for them to redeem against their order at the checkout stage.
This post will stay at the top until the draw takes place
Good Luck!

T T F N love Karen xxx

MIL's Birthday card ...

Finally I can put this on as it's been delivered today by my hubby. Everything on this card is by SU except the greeting which is printed and the ribbon which is from my stash. The images are from the Oh so lovely set. This is the 1st time I've aged the edge with a sponge. I didn't have any distress inks so I just used a chalk eye. Think I need to get a couple of distress tho'.

Off to get sorted as my friend and her cuties are on the way round, so looks like no crafting for me today.

T T F N Love Karen xxx

Friday, 12 June 2009

Baby, Baby ...

I've made this card for 4 challenges. The 1st one is over at Allsorts where its the colour combo of Pink and white. One stop's challenge is embossing of any kind. I've put dry and heat on this card. Over at Secret crafter it's bling, bling, bling, hence the gems. And finally Sketch Saturday is ... yes you guessed it ... a sketch ... I think I've managed to combine the
all 4 challenges fairly well.
Everything is from my stash. The paper is by Craft Creations. The image is one of Anita's stamps which I've embossed with clear powder and the matt has been put thru my CB using the Swiss dots folder and then inked the same colour as the feet. The sentiment is from a Stampsaway set.

Thanks for popping in and please feel free to leave a comment.
Happy crafting Love Karen xxx

Thursday, 11 June 2009

1st Christmas card of 2009 ...

is this one I've made for 2 challenges. The 1st one is over at Just magnolia which is this great sketch. And the 2nd challenge is over at Daring cardmakers where the weather has to feature on your work. I think that I've managed that with this card.
The card is SU, the papers are BG Fruitcake and KI memories. I had already got the circle cut so I embossed it thru my CB and then painted it with glitter glue. The flowers, gems, ribbon and charm are from my stash. I hand puched the holly leaves.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little corner of blogland and I hope that you'l drop by again sometime. Please feel free to leave a comment.

Happy crafting.
Love Karen xxx

At least the sun is shinning ...

here. I've had a fairly bad week with not being able to go to work and I feel totally drained so I haven't even been able to craft. I've slept more than I've done for months and I still feel absolutely shattered. Oh well.
My Dad popped round yesterday with my Stepmum, which was nice. I haven't really seen anyone all week, so it was nice to have a chat.
Off to the Doc's tomorrow so I'm hoping they'l be able to sort me out. Any way off to get DS ready for school and then sort meself out.
Ta for listening to my grumble. I'l be back later with a card I started last night for a challenge.

T T F N Happy crafting.
Love Karen xxx

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

I loved doing ...

these 3 challenges. The 1st one is over at Friday sketches, which is the sketch pictured.
2. Is over at Colour create where they would like us to use the colours of the rainbow.
3. At Cute card Thursday there asking use to dig out our punches and die cuts for our cards.

I think I've obliged all 3 challenges to the best of my ability in this card.
The card is SU, the paper is DC retro flowers and the gems are Papermania. The small flwers and the sentiment are hand punched. The actual sentiment is from one of those little £1.49 sets.The ribbons are all from my stash. The image is by Pink Gem. Isn't she sweet ?!

Thank you for looking and feel free to leave a comment. Call again anytime.

T T F N love Karen xxx

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

1 card 4 challenges.

1. Paper blooms challenge this week is this sketch.
2. A Spoonful of sugar are asking us to have butterflies some where on our cards.
3. Dutch dare's challenge this week is to decorate the inside of our cards.
4. Over at the new Pile it on challenge they want to see unstamped sentiments, so mine is hand written. And they like you to combine as may challenges as you can.

Card is SU, paper is BG, the image is Magnolia and the flowers are from my stash.

Thank you for taking a look. Please feel free to leave a comment.
T T F N Love Karen xxx

9th June 2009 Is the ...

Birthday of Marion Preston. My MIL over at Natures workshop. Yes it's her birthday today and we would love to wish her a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and hope she has a great day. WOOHOO !!! Can you hear the party poppers going off in the background.

Also It's my SIL's birthday today. I have no idea how old she is, I think she's about 28. Any way HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRACEY !!! Hope you have a good un too.

Other than that, the weather's gloomy. I was off work again last night and I still feel like rubbish, but will have to venture back tonight I think.
The kitten has taken to hubby and follows him everywhere, DS keeps trying to teach him how to play on the WII and PC. Strangely the cat isn't interested, can't imagine why LOL.

See you laters gators
Love Karen xxx

Monday, 8 June 2009

Just a quick ...

HELLO while I try to get through to the doctors, nightmare. I never go as I'm not a sickly person, but I feel I need to and It's just engaged all the time. Oh well enuff of my moaning.
The sun has come out here and it's lovely and warm. We needed the rain for the gardens, but I do love the warm weather. Don't you ?

Well I'm off, I feel shattered even though I didn't go to work last night. I'l be back later to comment on my usual blog hop.
T T F N happy crafting.
Love Karen xxx

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Just for you ...

This is the sketch for the challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp. A fairly new blog that I stumbled across this morning whilst having a hop about.
I really enjoyed this challenge and I hope my card does it justice. Everything except thestring and the sentiment are SU. The images are from the Organic grace set, thsentiment is by Anna Griffin and the string is from my stash. The name of the paper escapes me but its something to do withn afternoon tea I think.

Hope you like my card and my little piece of the WWW. Please call again and feel free to leave a comment.

T T F N love Karen xxx

Get on your Bike...

This card is for 2 challenges (am on a roll). the 1st is this sketch by Papertake and the 2nd is blue and brown male/ Father's day card over at C.R.A.F.T. challenge.
I think I've managed to incorperate both in this card. I always find men's cards difficult.
the image is by Papermania, the paper is by Gin X, the card is bazill and SU and the sentiment is from one of those little £1.49 sets. The little brad type things are from my stash.

Thanks for looking, hope to see you again soon.
T T F N love Karen xxx

1card 3 challenges ...

and here they are. The 1st challenge is over at Pink elephant which is a recipe. 3 buttons, 2 layers and 1 sentiment. Which this card has all of them. I took the 2 layers to mean other than the main card and image.
Challenge number 2 is over at Roses on paper with a colour combo of pink, green and yellow. At first I was unsure of how to put them together, but when I saw the challenge over at ABC, I knew straightaway what I was going to do. Their challenge is Q is for Quilting.
So thats the 3 done and dusted witha lovely cute card. Well I think so.
The card is SU, the papers are BG and the buttons are all from my stash. The image is Sarah kay my sweet Lilli. The sentiment is by Clear stamps.

Thank s for taking a look, please feel free to leave a comment and pop in anytime.
T T F N love Karen xxx

Meet the latest ...

edition to our family. His names Gizmo and he's from a litter my friends cat had recently. Unfortunately the dog doesn't share the love for our new pet. He'l just have to get used to him. Until then they'l be kept separately during the night. I don't wnat to come home one morning to find a big grin on the dogs face licking his lips.

T T F N Love Karen xxx

Saturday, 6 June 2009

4 challeges, 1 card. Keep the inspiration flowing ....

Here goes with this mamouth post. I've really enjoyed making this card because it just seemed to flow. I never set out for it to be for 4 challenges, it just sort of happened.

1. Cupcake crafts theme this week is fairies. I got this image a couple of weeks ago from Digistamp boutique. Isn't she lovely?

2. Digi stamp Tuesday is this sketch. Which I really like as I think it could be very versatile.

3. Across at Dare U 2 Digi stamp their challenge is to use ribbons, which is in the sketch above but I've added an extra line so there's a crossover.

4. Secret crafter Sat challenge are wanting us to bring out the BLING ! My bling is the glittery wings and wand star, and there's glitter on the backing paper.

Iused DCWV Pocket of Posies for the backing paper and SU card. Everything else is out of my stash. I think the flowers were Papermania from last year. The sentiment is from PB Critter party set.

Many thanks for popping in a nd your welcome any time.
T T F N Love Karen xxx

I Love ...

the challenge on Stamp with fun this week. it's to make anything except a card. Which is why I've altered this wooden heart. It's painted with acrylic paint and then I've just added the embellies as if I were making a card.
Everything is from stash. The ickle flutterby is a hair clip that I'd got in my button box for some reason. After everything was in place I sparyed it with clear varnish.
I really enjoyed doing this challenge as I don't usually do anything altered, so thank you for the inspiration.

Thanks for taking a look at my work and my blog. Please drop in again whenever your in the area.
T T F N love Karen xxx

Friday, 5 June 2009

Simple, just like ...

this butterfly card I've made for the challenge over at Crafts 4 eternity. It's a 2 part challenge to include the sketch and use the colour combo of puples and lilacs. I think that I've managed to include both elements to produce this simple, but elegant card.
Everything is from my stash. The coloured card is by SU, the butterfly is from a set by Inkadinkadoo and the sentiment is by Stampsaway.

Thanks for taking a look at my work and my little bit of blogland. Please feel free to leave a comment and pop in anytime.

Love Karen xxx

3 challenges, 1 card ...

The 1st challenge is Our Creative Corner which is the sketch , which I think I've interperated ok.
The 2nd challenge is over at One stop where the team have challenged us to make cards for the boys. Urrrrmmm Ben 10, yep goes down well with DS. So definately for the boys.
And the 3rd challenge is Creative Card Crew's childs cards. this is DS's friend's party tomorrow and he'l be 5, so it's fits the bill.

Everything is bits n bobs from my stash except the image which was off the web from a colouring book site. I've coloured it with pencils and Sansador. I have to say that I got the holey paper idea of Calv on Mishaps in the making.

Ta for looking and I hope that you'l call again soon. have a lovely weekend.
Love Karen xxx

Thursday, 4 June 2009

WOW ! Another award ...

from my good friend Anne. I've only known Anne for about 9 months or so, but we're great friends. She's a very talented cardmaker, scrapper and jewellery maker. Her blog is lovely and well worth a visit.
The rules say I have to nominate 5-10 blogs, link back to the person who gave it to me, link to my nominee blogs and leave a comment on their blogs. So here goes: Fabrizio a male crafter with a fantastic talent for cardmaking and scrapping, Jackie who makes gorjus cards and makes laugh with the tales of her grand daughter, Sonia whose blog and work is stunning, Kathy a very talented lady indeed, Sarita whose cards and blog are stunning and Maz whose has a fantastic talent for altered art, scrapping and cardmaking.
All these blogs are well worth a visit so please go and take a look.

Love Karen xxx

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Here goes, My 3 awards.

The 1st was sent to me a yesterday by Maz over at Natures workshop. Her blog is well worth a visit as she is very talented, especially when it comes to altered art. I know Maz personally so thank you very, its much apreciated.

These are the rules:
I must link back to the person who gave me the award which I have done

I must give 10 pieces of information about myself.
So here we go:

1. I would love to see the Niagra falls.
2. My ambition is to be on a design team and to win the lottery so that I can spend all day crafting. LOL.
3. I have a tattoo on my right shoulder of Piglet.
4. I love my job, but wish it was days so that I could spend more time with my hubby and DS.
5. I have 1 brother.
6. I would love to fly over the Grand canyon in a hot air ballon, or just go in a hot air balloon.
7. My favourite colour is blue.
8. My middle name is Elizabeth.
9. We have a dog called Rusty and am picking our kitten up at the weekend called Gizmo.
10.I love old British black and white films, ecpecially the Ealing comedies.

That was hard as I don't consider myself to be very exciting.
I would like to pass this award onto :

Please take a look at there blogs they are all very talented ladies. All are full of stunning work.

My other 2 awards are from Lesley and Valerie and Anna.Thank you both ladies.
Lesley is a personnal friend who I've only known for about a year. She always makes me smile when I see here. Her cards are lovely so please take a look.
Valerie and Anna are a mother and her young daughter from Birish Columbia Canada. It's nice when people that you've never met apreciate what you do. I've been on their blog today and it's beautiful well worth a visit.

The rules are that I must:

Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude.-
Link to your nominees within your blog post.
Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.- Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.

So here goes:









Again these are all very talented ladies and their blogs are full of inspiration. Well worth taking the time to go and have a look.

Thank you ladies I really aprecite these awards and will diplay them with pride. THANK YOU !!!

Well what a mamouth post and I hope that not too many of you have nodded off. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

T T F N love Karen xxx

Just a quick post ...

this morning as I'm absolutely shattered. I've not been sleeping too well due to the hot weather so I'm hoping that today I'l get some decent kip.

I've got 3 awards to post later, which I'm very appreciative of. 1 of them came from a mother and daughter over in British coumbia Canada. Will put all the details and links up later. Thank you ladies.

T T F N love Karen xxx

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Can't believe its still ...

sunny ! It's a gorjus morning again. I'm shattered as I didn't get much sleep yesterday. After school we went to the park and then my friend asked DS to tea, so we went there. Which was lovely. Then when his friend was getting ready to go to Judo DS decided he wanted to go too. So off we went and suprisingly he really enjoyed it. It's free for the first few weeks and he got his suit last night, so it's fingers n toes crossed for next week.

Am off to get ready and I'b be back later with a challenge card hopefully.
T T F N love Karen xxx

Monday, 1 June 2009

Mornin' ...

And what a glorious one it is. Went back to work last nite after a week off. Never nice. I managed to finish early as I lift share and the driver had already arranged to finish at break, so bonus.
DS is getting ready for school, he's been asking all week when will it be time to go back. I'm glad he enjoys it, it makes life so much easier.
Have got a few ideas running thru my head at the min. Think I need to write them down before I forget.
It's good to see my blog friend Louise Emma is back up and about after her few weeks in hospital. You've been missed Mrs.
Am off to get some breakfast and text my friend make sure she's up. And then It'l be off on the school run with DS and his lucky legs. Lucky you ask ? Yes lucky they don't break LOL. I've seen more meat on a butchers apron LOL. But he's happy and thats all that counts.

Well am off to get done. Have a fab day in the sunshine and think of me stuck indoors asleep while your all sat in your gardens crafting away like good'uns. Happy crafting.
Love Karen xxx