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.