Monday, 30 November 2009

Snowflakes and Sparkle ...

is the challenge set by my wonderful DT sister Jan for week 13 over at SOPHISTICATS. And who can resist a bit of sparkle ?!
I decide to break away from the norm for me and alter this little clipboard. It started life as a £1 bingo card clipboard and is now this lovely Christmas deco. The papers were free in a mag, the large snowflakes are chipboard from my stash and I made the parchment one at a class last year and never got round to using it. The centre piece of card has been put thru my CB using my Snowflake folder and then I've added lots of bling.
Please pop along to SOPHISTICATS and have a go at Jan's gorjus challenge and take a look at the other DT members fab work too.
Love Karen xxxx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

With Love ....

For 2 challenges.the 1st is Just Magnolia where Martine has created this fab sketch for us to have a go at. The 2nd challenge is over at Secret Crafter and that's the "4 seasons". You can either do all 4 seasons or pick one as your theme. Mine's Winter.
My image is coloured with pencils and Sansador, with GD added to the wings and hat. The paper is SU and the card is Papermill and SU. All the flowers are hand punched and embossed. The gems and ribbon are from my stash. The sentiment is from some free stamps I got off a magazine.
Thank you for taking the time to take a look at my blog and I hope you'l call again soon. Visitors and comments are always welcome.
T T F N Love Karen xxx

Monday, 16 November 2009


Well it's Monday again, how fast do those weekends go ? It's challenge time over at SOPHISTICATS and this week we have a wonderful guest designer Sem. Her work is gorjus so please take the time to go and visit her blog.
Sem gave us this wonderful sketch to work with and I fancied doing something girlie this week and here she is.
The image is SN, the paper and coloured card are SU and the ribbon , lace and gems are from my stash. Almost forgot the sentiment is PB.
Pop over to SOPHISTICATS and have a go, there's a gorjus prize on offer from one of our resident sponsors.
Thank you for popping in and I hope you'l call again soon. Visitors and comments are always welcome.
T T F N Love Karen xxx

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Mo's DP2 and an award !

I love Mo's images so doing her challenge is such a pleasure. This week over at DP2 it's this fabulous sketch. My mischievious boy is coloured with pencils and sansador and cut out. I love the frog in his pocket ! This is made up from bits n bobs from my stash that have been hovering about for ages. Can you spot the bottle top ?
The card is papermill and Bazill, the paper is either Paperloft or crate paper not sure which. I put a bit of Cor'dinations thru my CB and then sanded it to form the greeting. I love texture on cards so the string was a must for me plus it's usually something little boys have in their pockets.

This is from my DT pal Cheryl over at Sophisticats and I'd like to thank her for thinking of me and passing this on. Please take the time to visit her blog as she's very talented.
I'd like to pass it on to ALL my followers as a THANK YOU for the inspiration that's out there in blogland.

Thank you for taking a look at my ickle piece of cyberspace and I hope you'l call again soon. Feel free to leave a comment as all visitors are welcome.

T T F N Love Karen xxx

Oh baby baby !

This is for the challenge over at Stamp with fun which is this fantstic sketch. The image is coloured with pencils and sansador with some bling added as all girlies like a bit of bling. The paper is Sandylion and the card is Papermill. All the flowers are hand punched and have had their edges inked. The sentiment is pc generated. All the gems are from mt stash.
Thank you for dropping by, please feel free to leave a comment and call in anytime. Visitors are always welcome.
T T F N Love Karen xxx

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Ruff tuff Edwin ...

For 4 challenges. Think my mojo is back !
1. Papertake - This fab sketch.
2. Just Magnolia - Distressing.
3. Stamp Something - A recipe of 1 Ribbon, 2 papers and 3 Embellies.
4. Secret crafter - An easal card.
I've never made an easal card before so that's a 1st for me and I'm quite pleased with it. All the edges have been distressed with the blade of my scissors and then inked.
The papers are BG and the card is Papermill and SU. The ribbon and the brads are from my stash and the greetings are Anita's and Anna Griffin.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my tiny piece of blogland and please call again soon. Feel free to leave a comment.
T T F N Love Karen xxx

Monday, 9 November 2009

Angels ....

for a Baby's 1st Christmas. This is my DT card for this weeks challenge over at SOPHISTICATS. It's been set by DT sister Lyn and the theme is " Wings". That can be fairies, angels, insects or aeroplanes. Anything with wings.
It's a Mo manning pic printed onto magnetic paper that I got from Photopaper direct. It's fab stuff and I thought a Baby's 1st Christmas would make a lovely fridge magnet, hence the paper. It's stuck to the card with a foam pad that can easily be removed. Everything is bits n bobs from my stash that I had hovering about.

Please pop over to SOPHISTICATS and have a bash at the challenge and take a look at the fab prize on offer. While your there plaese take the time to visit the other DT's blogs.

T T F N Love Karen xxx

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Rubbing noses ...

for 3 challenges. WOOHOO ! That's 2 cards in 2 days, I must be feeling better. Can't show you the other one yet.
1. Dare U 2 Digi - Is this wonderful sketch by Larissa.
2. Colour Create - A colour combo of " Blue, White and Silver ", with the added option of glitter and Winter.
3. Mo's DP2 Challenge - 3 different, glittery embellies. I used gems, glittery silver ribbon and GD mixed with white floc.
The image is a Mo Manning, my fav at the min, coloured with pencils and Sansador. All the card and embellies are from my stash, all bits n bobs. The sentiment is PB.
Thank you for popping in, feel free to leave a comment and pop in anytime. I love visitors.
T T F N Love Karen xxx

Just for a bit of fun ...

Can anyone guess what this is ?! All will be revealled tomorrow. Go on have a bit of fun and leave your comment below with your answer.
Back soon.
Love Karen xxx

Friday, 6 November 2009

Where has the ...

week gone ? Sorry for my abcence this week, it's been hectic. My 1st week back at work and it's been hell, early in and late home every day. Not good !
I'm also getting bad side effects from some tablets my Dr put me on, so thats not good either.
Hopefully at some point today I'l get in my craft room to get something done. I need to do my DT piece and I'd like to get at least 1 challenge done.

Hope all my blogging friends are ok and I'l be back later to do a bit of hopping and commenting.
T T F N Love Karen xxx

Monday, 2 November 2009

Eskimo kisses ...

Well it's week 9 over at SOPHISTICATS and my DT sister Cheryl's turn to set it. Cheryl's challenge is to use Ribbon and Buttons. I've used 2 pieces of ribbon, a piece of ric rac and 1 button on this red, black and gold Christmas card.
The image is a Mo Manning and is coloured using pencils and Sansador. I've put a piece of black card thru my CB using Snowflake folder and then inked it with gold. The sentiment is Hero Arts and I've done a tiny bit of doodling under it. All the flowers are hand punched and then inked with gold. The ribbons and embellies are from my stash.
Drop by SOPHISTICATS and have a go at this weeks challenge, the prize is a Guest DT spot on the 16th of November. Hope to see you there.
Love Karen xxx

Sunday, 1 November 2009

As promised ...

The cards I made at Tracey's and my raffle prize. I just love those new bauble stamps from SU. And that paper is scrummy and can't wait to use these stamps.
Fab time Tracey thank you !
Love Karen xxx

Thought I'd share with you ...

The samples I made for my brothers wedding invitations etc. Am not going to show you which they chose until after there all done and they've been sent out.
The swirl, the small medallion and the heart are by SU, the paper is a Jak Heath freebie and the church is a tiny stamp I picked up along the way. All the wording is PC generated.

I hope there are no more blogger issues today. I've just taken Firefox off as last nights PC scan showed tracking cookies and thats why I got rid of it last time.

I'd like to thank my friend Tracey for a lovely couple of hours at her open house yesterday. Iwent late afternoon when OH got home from visiting his family and his oldest DS. By that time things were starting to wind down and there was plenty of room to look at all her beautiful creations. I made 2 cards (pics to follow) and won on the raffle which was nice.
It was nice to see Tracey and Jayne again and have a good chat. I've not really been anywhere for a while and it was good to catch up. Thank you girlies.

Well am off to get sorted for work and DS is back at school tomorrow so it's uniform ironing today. Off up to me craft room 1st though have got some pressing business to finish.

Love Karen xxx