Wednesday, 28 July 2010

I've dug them out ...

my Magnolia stamps. I can't remember when I last used them. Edwin and Tilda are for 3 challenges and for 2 friends who have finally got together.

1. Friday Sketchers - This fab sketch, 2. Just Magnolia - Vintage and 3. Stamp Something - Flowery something.

The card is SU and Papermill, the paper is by Craftwork cards and my lovely couple are coloured using pencils and Sansador. The ribbon, gems and candy are from my stash. The flowers are hand punched and then dry embossed.

Thank you for taking a look.
Love Karen xxx

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Aaaaarrrrggggghhhhh ! I can't sleep ...

because it's bin day, my neighbour is clipping her garden,the puppy across the way is playing with a squeeky toy, the council are doing something over at the OAP flats and DS has disturbed me a couple of times. Once to tell me about his no existant "merucca", not sure where he's heard that probably at school or BBC 3 news. LOL.
Well I've got my cuppa tea so I'm off to try again. If I'm unsuccessful I'l be back later with a challenge card. Well might aswell do something constructive with my time.

Love Karen xxx

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Oh the musings of a 6 year old ...

As some of you know my DS is 6 but very old fashioned. I put it down to me being older and the fact that he thinks way too much for his age.
Well today we have finally found out where marmalade comes from. Now you may all think that it's made with oranges, but you're mistaken. Marmalade is made by butterflies that collect nectar to make it. Yes I did put butterflies. He knows it's true because he heard on the news. Which news channel you might ask. Well that'l be BBC 3. So now you know !

Not as amusing as a few weeks ago when I asked my OH to nip to Iceland to fetch a few bits. A voice from the back said " it's closed ", " no it isn't" I replied, " It's Sunday they close at 5 ".
" No Mum, it's shut 'cos the aeroplanes can't get out 'cos that volcano interrupted".

Oh to be 6 again and know what I know now.
Love Karen xxx

It's not everyone ....

That's got a Sweet pepper plant in their living room you know. Yes you guessed it I have. OH reckons it might stop the cat knocking the flowers off. Uuuurrrmmm if you ask me it's just asking for trouble, she ripped the wallpaper the other night. And that window does get alot of sun during the day so he's hoping for a bumper crop. Only time will tell, but I'l keep you informed.
Well I'm off for a kip before work tonight, oh the joys of working for an international parcel company.

Love Karen xxx

WOW !! Bev's got candy ....

Kindly donated by Wild orchid crafts all these scrummy stash items. Pop over to Bev's and take a look. Her blog is stunning, she is so very talented.

Love Karen xxx

Saturday, 24 July 2010

24 years and still happily married ...

That's my MIL and FIL. I made this for their wedding anni in the week. I've had the stamp ages and ages, but never really used it. It's coloured with pencils and Sansador, with some gems added for a bit of bling. The card and sentiment are SU and the ribbon is from my stash.

Love Karen xxx

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Icecream yummmmmmy !

For Pink Gem and Saturday Challenge. Isn't she a cutie ? This is the 1st time I've used her and I love the clear image you get.
Over at pink Gem the challenge is the sketch above with the option to decorate the inside of your card and over at Saturday challenge it's all about summer holidays.
The papers are PM Summer blooms and the card is bits n bobs from my bit box. Cutie is coloured using my usual pencils and sansador. I just the love the effect you get. The flowers and brads are from my stash and both sentiments are PB.

Thank you for taking a look at my ickle bit of the WWW. Please pop in anytime, we love visitors.
Love Karen xxx

Made for my friends birthday ...

Done with bazill and SU card, the verse is printed, the numbers are hand cut and embossed with clear embossing powder. The ribbon is from my stash.
Thankfully he liked it.

Back later hopefully with a challenge card.

Love Karen xxx

Saturday, 17 July 2010

4 for the card of 1 ...

Yes 4 challenges, 1 card so here goes.

1. Totally Papercrafts. - Is this recipe of 1 image, 1 ribbon, 2 papers and 3 embellies. The papers are We are memory keepers which I've had floating around in my stash for ages, the ribbon is some cotton sewing tape, the image is a Mo Manning coloured with pencils and sansador and the embellies are a brad, an eyelet and the wooden tag. I've covered it because it's got a letter on it.
2. DP2 - Masculine cards please. The image by Mo.
3. Stamp Something - Digital Something. The image by Mo.
4. DU2Digi Stamp - Stitching. I've put faux stitching on the cotton tape using a brown pen.

Ta for dropping in and taking the time to browse round my tiny piece of cyber space. Pop in anytime Visitors are always welcome.

Love Karen xxx

Friday, 9 July 2010


Janet over at Pink Gem is kindly offering this fab candy. All you need to do is post this pic on your blog and the details of the draw and then leave a comment over at Pink Gem.
The draw will take place on the 30th July at 6pm. Get yourself over there and take a look.

Love Karen xxx

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Oooops I missed it ...

my blogaversary. I can't believe it, how silly am I ?! Well I'd better put some candy together over the next couple of days for all my loyal followers and friends.


Love Karen xxx