Thursday, 28 February 2013

An Award!


Just a quick post to show off my award - I received this from the lovely Wendy, jump over to her site here.  You will be glad you did as she does some stunning work.  Back to the award
This is awarded to an inspirational blog with less than 200 followers and Wendy has awarded one to me - thanks Wendy.

Thanks to everyone who hops on to my blog to have a look and remember to pop over tomorrow for some exciting news. Kx

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Exciting News!

Hi All

I am back where I belong, here in Kent!  With some exciting news too!  I have been very honoured to be asked to be a Design Team Member for Lavinia Stamps ... yes really!    If you have not already seen their range of fantastic stamps have a look here they are very beautiful and of an excellent quality with a perfect image every time. 

Lavinia Stamps Challenge Blog

There is a brand new website and from Friday 1st March the Challenge Blog will be launched so make sure you make a note to pop on by on Friday and join the challenge for a chance to win a super prize.  More information to be posted here on Friday.

Before that, here's a card I made for a colleague's 21st birthday.  I have used a digital stamp, coloured with copics and added some lace and some bunting to personalise.

See you again Friday.  Kx

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Black & White Christmas

Hi Everyone hope you are all enjoying the weekend, even if it is really cold.  We spent Saturday in London as we had a free night in a hotel so we enjoyed the day at the Royal Observatory followed by a nice meal.  We then saw Shrek the Musical which was really funny.

Today I am showing a black and white Christmas Card.  Unfortunately the picture does not really do it justice.  I coloured a part of a larger stamp in black/shades of grey which I then covered with a piece of Woodware double sided clear adhestive sheet.  I ran this through the Cuttlebug and then covered with a very fine glitter (after taking off the adhesive backing of course!).  This I then mounted on a tri folded card.  The border used on top of the black layer is Frostyville border by Memory Box.  A few gems to pick out some of the snowflakes (on the side which does not have the picture just to give it a bit of extra interest) and the card is complete.

I am off to Birkenhead for a few days with work so will be leaving the Husband with the remote!  See you soon.  Kx

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Sweet Girl


Here again to show you a card using a very sweet image which I coloured in with copics and really went to town on the embellishments!

I don't normally go this mad on embellishments but was very pleased with the result.  Hope you like it.  Kx

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Wedding Card

Hi All and welcome to new followers and thank you for all your very kind comments.

Today I am posting a wedding card I made for a work colleague's daughter (as a commission from her).  I spent a long time making it as I did not know the happy couple and I always find that extra hard as you are really not sure what they like.  As it turned out both were delighted.  I must admit I was pleased with the outcome - what do you think?

Unfortunately the colours do not come out as well in the photographs (especially the roses which look cream - they were white!).  I am sure you get the idea though.  I coloured the image with copics and added glitter.  Using a nesties circle I cut the shoes and bouquet outside the die.  Hope you like it.  Kx

Friday, 15 February 2013

A Twinchie!


As a change from the norm I have made a Twinchie.  This is a miniature piece of art (max 2" x 2") and it is great fun.  I loved it.  I used black, pink and red distress inks which I then heat embossed.  Added a black feather and the hearts are from the new Memory Box die "Precious Hearts".  I added the "Love" sentiment and a gemstone and hey presto, one twinchie. 

 I am  entering this twinchie into the ‘Show us your Twinchie challenge'  

 I am looking forward to joining Eileen for her Distress Inks workshop tomorrow.  A day of fun and laughter as well as learning different techniques.  Enjoy your weekend. 

Karen x

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Bodacious Lady

Hi Everyone.  No snow here today but feeling very cold, roll on the spring!  There I go wishing my life away.  I must admit I was even looking forward to Christmas this morning!!  Before you all think I am going mad I ought to explain that I booked our Christmas break today as my Mum and Step Dad are going to Scotland and we are going to join them.  As I don't see them very often I was thinking how nice it would be.  Enough of this waffling on ... here is a card I made last year for a work colleague.  He loved it (I knew he would!).  It is a Kenny K image which I have coloured using Copics.

I have added some ribbon to continue the laced up theme and glossed up the boots.  Hope you like.  See you again soon.  Karen

Monday, 11 February 2013

Elephants Galore and one Mouse

Hi Everyone and Wow! Thank you so much for becoming a follower and for all your lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.

I thought I would post a stepper card today.  I have used three Little Claire stamps and as you can see this was personalised for a little girl's birthday.

I  used bright pink card under white embossed card to show the images off as much as possible.  It is not very clear at this angle but the mouse is holding a large flower! 

Thanks so much for looking today.


Sunday, 10 February 2013

Congratulations Accordian Card

Hi and welcome to my first post on my very first blog.  For many years I have been very happy blog hopping and enjoying all the lovely posts of other people but thanks to the cajoling of a very good friend of mine I decided to start my own.  My friend, Eileen has many followers on her blog who enjoy the wonderful work she does so check out her beautiful craftwork here. 

As it is coming up to Valentine's Day I thought I would show you this card I made using the Sizzix Bigz die Album Accordion.  I really enjoyed making this one for an engagement but could not give it away so made another one for the recipient and kept this one!!


I know the photo leaves a bit to be desired but I am sure I will improve as time goes on!

Thanks for looking.