Sunday, 25 December 2011


Wishing all my blogland friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !


Monday, 17 October 2011

What a glorious day ....

yesterday was not at all like Autumn until evening time. This made me think of a song I heard on the radio. Billy Idol Nice day for a white wedding. Oh the 80's how wonderful they seem now.
Any way onto the card, which is for 5 challenges, yes 5.

1. DP2 - Inspired by a song. As mentioned above Billy Idol Nice day for a white wedding.
2. Allsorts - Lavender and Lace.
3. Secret Crafter - White and 1 other colour except on your image.
4. Sketch Saturday - Sketch. Have a wander over and take a look.
5. C.R.A.F.T - Ribbon, 2 shapes ( Oval and rectangles ) and glitter ( I used glamour dust ).

Everything is from my stash, bits and bobs I had hovering about my craft room. The image is by Mo Manning over at Digital pencil which can be accessed via the DP2 challenge blog. I've coloured it using pencils and sansodor and added lots of sparkle to the dress.
I put the oval thru my cuttlebug and then inked the words. The flowers are from my stash along with the lace and ribbon.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my tiny bit of the WWW.


Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Sooooo Sorry ...

I've not been about lately. I've been busy doing, well I'm not really sure what. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day.
Anyway all that's about to change. I'm changing my shifts at work and will be around in the day instead of sleeping WOO HOO ! I'm moving to the twighlight shift so will be home by about 2am. This means I get to go to bed before going to school with my boy. And as an added bonus I don't have to work on a Sunday, so a full weekend with my lovely family.
More time crafting, baking, reading, blogging and yes the dreaded " H " word LOL. Am so looking forward to it ! Challenges here I come so watch this space from next week.


Sunday, 4 September 2011

5 Challenges Get Well card ....

I made this for my Step mum who's in hospital and it fits 5 challenges, yes 5. You should know that when I come back I do it with a bang LOL.

1. Cute card Thurs - Punched items ( flowers ). 2. Secret crafter - Colours of Autumn ( colours in papers ). 3. Craft your days away - Make your own flowers ( flowers had to be embossed and put together ). 4. Stamp something - Digi something ( image by Mo Manning ). 5. Papertake - Sketch ( layout of card ). Pop over to them all and have a go, it's fab fun.

The paper is My minds eye I think, hang on I'l check. Yeah it's called Bloom and grow. The card, ribbons and card candy are bits from my stash, the greeting is by Wild Rose studio. The image is coloured with pencils and Sansodor. Can you believe that I've been spelling it wrong all this time, never mind LOL.

Thank you for taking a look and pop back anytime.


Monday, 1 August 2011

Candy time over at ...

Cathy's. She's offering 4 Sugar Nellie stamps plus some other candy. Click on the above pic in my side bar and take a look for yourself.
Candy closes Sunday 7th August 2011 at 10pm.


Sunday, 31 July 2011

Knock Knock ...

I'm back on line thanks to my wonderful baby bro who's given me his old pc. Thank you Don x

Well here's my MIL and FIL's Silver wedding card. They celebrated 25 years of marriage on the 19th of July. Congrats to them.
It's made with a lovely stamp that I got recently at the bargain price of £4. I can that'l get alot of use as it could be used for all sorts of occassions.

That's me for now, boy is it good to be back in blog land again. !


Thursday, 21 July 2011

What a nightmare ....

my PC has died and gone to PC heaven so I've hi jacked my SIL's today just to let you all know that I'l be out of action until we get another one.

Just what I needed at the start of the school holidays, never mind let's hope the weather holds and we get loads of sunshine.

I'l be back as Arnie said lol.


Sunday, 10 July 2011

I made these ...

The bag I made last week and the purse this morning. I made one in Cath Kidston fabric too.
It's amazing what you pick up by watching people that are doing classes at Love, Heart, Home. The link is in my sidebar, go take a look. I haven't sewn since I was at school so am fairly pleased with myself, unfortunately everyone here is unimpressed. Never mind at least I've learnt how to use the zipper foot. Next time a purse in Cath Kidston fabric and phone covers.
Off to the land of nod ready for work tonight. Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my tiny bit of the WWW.


Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Oooops I missed ...

my blogaversary. How naughty is that. Have had a busy week and not been on. I 'l make it up to all my loyal, wonderful blog friends.


Friday, 17 June 2011

A new talent ...

My 7 year old son made this for my MIL's birthday last week. He coloured the image beautifully, chose the paper and the ribbon. All I had to do is assemble it. He also wrote on the front in a
co ordinating pen colour. The flutterby is hand punched and he added gems to the middle of it.
I think he did really well with it. He's always pinching images and colouring them in. Well done Flynn ! I am biased though LOL.


Monday, 13 June 2011

Sentimental ...

card for my MIL's birthday. The poem is by Bethany at Elegant wordart 2, go take a look her sentiments are gorjus.
I thought I'd enter this for the Papertake weekly challenge where anything goes this week.
Everything is from my stash. The paper is K & Co K Bailey, the card is from my bit box, the flowers are Bazill Bitties, Kaisercraft and from my stash. The ribbon I bought at Christmas but it looks great with this paper. The pearls are from my stash.

Cheers for popping in and I hope to see you again soon.


Monday, 6 June 2011

Wedding season is here ...

which fits 3 challenges. 1. C.R.A.F.T challenge - Wedding or love. 2. The Pink Elelphant - Wedding. 3. Sketch n Stash - Sketch and they like us to use our neglected/newest stash. I've gone for the neglected by using crafter's metal. This heart has been lying around for ages just waiting to be used.
To be honest everything I've used has been in my stash for donkey's yonks. The paper is craftwork, the card is SU and something else from my stash, the gems, ribbon and lace I've had ages.

Thank you for calling by, it's much appreciated. Call in whenever you're in my tiny corner of WWW.


Friday, 3 June 2011

What a cutie ...

and for 5 challenges. 1. DP2 - Sketch. 2. Charisma Cardz - Something that flies. 3. Stamp Something - Digi something. 4. Flutterby Wednesday - Wings. 5 Truly Scrumptious - Summer Sparkle.
My gorjus fairy is coloured using sansador and pencils and is by Mo Manning. The sparkle is on the wings and in the gems. Everything else is from my stash. I love this colour combo, it's very summery.
Thanks for taking a look, please call in anytime.


Another one for the men in our lives ...

for 4 challenges. 1. Stamp with fun - In the garden. 2. Papertake weekly challenge - Sketch. 3. Cute card Thursday - Main image embellished. 4. There's Magic in the air - Easel card.

Bet you can't guess who's image I've used ...... yes it's Mo Manning, I love her work so much I use them such alot. Big guy is coloured using sansador and pencils, my fav colouring medium. He's embellished with little red pearls on the tomatoes. The verse is by Art impressions and the sentimentsa are clear stamp set and Papermania. I've used hessian and rafia as embellies. All from my stash.

Off to do another card, not sure which challenges though. All the cards shown on my blog are on sale at Love, Heart, Home, please click the link on my side bar to take a look at our blog.

Love Karen

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Friends and flowers forever ...

For 3 challenges. 1. Stamp Something - Sentimental with a sentiment. 2. Just Magnolia - Friends. 3. Pear tree Designs - Sparkle.

My lovely Tilda is coloured with pencils and Sansador, with sparkle added to her wings and to the rose. The paper, card, lace and gems are from my stash. The sentiment is by Stamps away and I've had it for donkey's yonks. One of my fav's though.
The flutterby and flowers are all hand punched with my own fair hands lol.

Thanks for taking a look and I hope you'l pop in again soon.


WOW ....

I got Top 3 over at C.R.A.F.T Challenge for my recycled sweet tube turned into pen pot. Am so excited off to email for my blinkie.

Back later hopefully with a card or 2.


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

One for the men in our lives ...

and for 3 challenges. With DS being off on half term I get less sleep but more craft time, so I thought I'd kill 2 birds with one stone as they say. I need to make more cards for the shop and enter some challenges while I'm at it.

So onto the challenges. 1. Charisma Cardz - For the boys/men. 2. Simon Says - Male/ Father's day and 3. Sketch Saturday - Pop over to their blog and take a look at this weeks great sketch.

The image is by the wonderful Mo Manning, coloured with pencils and Sansador. The card is the back of an A4 pad and SU which I distressed. The paper, twine and paper clips are from my stash. Paper clips because I couldn't find my eyelet tub. I really need to sort my craft room out. Anyway back to business. The sentiments are La Pashe and from a clear stamp set I've had for eternity.

Ta for taking a look at my tiny piece of the tinternet. Wave as you pass or pop in anytime.


Tuesday, 31 May 2011

An old sweet tube ....

turned into a pen pot for one of DS's teachers. And it's for 4 challenges.

1. DP2 - Pearls and flowers.

2. C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Alter and/or recycle.
(Old sweet tube).

3. Allsorts - Things with wings.

4. The Pink Elephant - Teacher's gifts.

This old tube had boiled sweets in it at Christmas and like all crafters I knew it would come in useful one day. I should've taken a before picture, never mind.
The image is Mo Manning coloured using pencils and Sansador. I've coloured him to look my DS in his school uniform. He's written a little thank you to his teacher on the back of the pot on some co ordinating card.
The flowers and flutterby's are all hand punched. The ribbon, paper and pearls are from my stash.

I'm going to fill it with am not sure yet, but I do have another 2 to do before the summer break. Plenty of time, she says.

Well thank you for popping in to take a look round, feel free to call in anytime. I love visitors.


Wednesday, 25 May 2011

A challenge an order ...

This card is for the Papertake weekly challenge ( pastels ), and for my friends daughters 16th birthday. Her favourite colours are black, white and green. I chose this lovely pastel green as it's really pretty and it fits really well with this weeks challenge over at Papertake.
The image is of course by the wonderful Mo Manning and is coloured using pencils and Sansador. I've had the flowers, ribbon and paper for ages in my stash and thought they work really well together.

Thanks for popping by and taking a look at my tiny bit of blog land. Feel free to pop in again soon.


Monday, 16 May 2011

One for the boys ....

and for the secret crafter saturday challenge, which is a sketch. Pop along and have a go.
This is for my friend's son's birthday. He's into Mods, music and plays the guitar.
I got the images off the inter web and everything else is from my stash. I've had the paper ages and ages, the ribbon has been in my box for a good few years and I love the craftworks candy dots.
I hope he likes it.

Ta for taking a look, pop in anytime.

Love Karen

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Oh bloggers !

Excuse the signature being at the top but blogger seems to be playing up and I can't move it. Oh hum. Couldn't get on yesterday either.
Well I made some lovely cards for the shop, but, yes you guessed it. I forgot to take pics. What a numbty !? LOL.

Have had a pounding headache all week, so not done too much. Am hoping to get some done over the next few days as I'm off work until Wednesday due to a family bereavement.

Over the next few weeks am going to try and get my craft room sorted by emptying it and then adding more work area and cupboards. I really didn't realise how much stuff I'd got. Ribbons all over the place, bits of card spilling out onto the floor and buttons trying to escape the chaos. Yes it really needs a good tidy up LOL.

Well I'm off for now.
Love Karen xxxx

Thursday, 12 May 2011

I got an award ...

From my lovely friend Anne over at Anne made it. Thank you so very much. Please take a look at her blog, she's very talented.

To officially accept this award, I must do the following:

  1. Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award - done
  2. Share 7 random things about yourself - done
  3. Award 7 recently discovered bloggers with this award - done
  4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won the award -as best I can - done

So here goes.

1. I also do scrapbooking.
2. I'm on a diet and I've lost 2 stones.
3. I love stamping.
4. My favourite embellie is lace.
5. I love fruit.
6. I was born 900 years after the battle of Hastings.
7. I love all kinds of music.

Choosing 7 blogs was really hard, but these are 7 of my most recent finds.

1. It's all fiddle fart - Helen
2. The camel's hump - Shell
3. Nannie flash - Shirley
4. Jemima's jems - Jemima
5. Julie's Inkspot - Julie
6. Welcome to the crafty coo - Lorraine
7. a load of old blogocks - Caroline

Ladies please enjoy your ward and thank you for sharing so much inspiration with us.


Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Another Magnolia Easter card

Very similar to the other one, just a few more flowers on this one. She's soooo gorjus.

I bet you've all fallen off your chairs all these posts from me in one week. It's part of the new me. I've neglected my blog friends too long and I'm on a mission to get back into blo land and get posting and hopping again. Fingers crossed. I would like to do challenges again and get back creating again. I seem to have lost my way a bit with style and such like. But I'm back doing my fav stuff again, so watch this space LOL.

Thanks for being out there and call in anytime.


Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Another Easter card

Isn't she so gorjuss ? She's one of my favourite Magnolia stamps and I coloured her using pencils and Sansador.
The paper is from a set my MIL got me and is so pretty. The pic doesn't really do the lovely colours justice.
The flowers are hand punched with craftwork candy and pearlescent gems in the middle. Again the sentiment is SU.

Thank you for taking a look, visitors are always welcome.


Monday, 25 April 2011

Happy Easter

I love this Easter Bunny, he looks so fed up that the chick is on his head. He's coloured using pencils and Sansador, my favourite medium.
Everything is from my stash. I just love this paper and I've only got a bit left now. Don't even know where I got it from
The flowers are hand punched with pearlescent gems in the middle.
I think the sentiment is papermania, but not too sure.
This pretty Pink Gem girlie was one of the 1st stamps I bought when I started card making, I thinks she's so lovely.
Everything is from my stash, the sentiment is by Stampin Up and she's coloured using pencils and Sansador.

I've started raiding my stash because I have so much that I need to use some before I can get some more LOL.

Thank you for popping in please feel free to call again soon.


Sunday, 24 April 2011

Yes I'm still here ...

with a Wedding card I made for an order. My friend has got about 5 or 6 weddings this year and wants them all co ordinated to the weddings.
This is the latest one, which was last weekend. The paper has got roses on and is edged in silver. I got the verse off the inter web and cut it out using nesties. The flutterbys are punched with pearls down their bodies.
I hope they liked it !

Off to get on with some colouring, have got another order to do and lots of cards to make for the new unit at the shop.
Thank you for wandering by, please call back soon.