Monday, 25 October 2010

Winter fun.

Good morning everyone,
Start of the half term hols here, so as I work in a school I have a week off myself.
hoping to get the rest of my christmas cards finished.
This one I finished last night and am going to enter it for LOTV challenge winter fun.
check out their blog here
On to the card,
I was haveing a look around my local craft shop and found this felt border from P.M I just loved it,
The snowflake wide border and the zig zag binding came in the same pack, Its very 3d ish (raised) but don't show very well on the photo.
The backing paper I got from the shop to but it never said who produced it so not sure who's it from.
The stamp is from LOTV and I coulored it with my ever growing collection of promarkers.
The dry embossing stencil is by cards unlimited and highlighted it with stardust stickles glue.
Kandan emblishments and text finish the card off.
I hope you like my card and thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

A very pink christmas!

Hope everybody is keeping well, I'm much better after a cold everyone seems to have it here.
Todays card is for 2 challenges the first is from Lily of the Valley, where it is a fab sketch by Bev, am just in the nic of time for this as its a new challenge tomorrow I just dont know where this week has gone.
check out there blog here
The second is for Passion for promarkers the theme there was to make a pink/white or Purple/white christmas card as you can see I went for the pink. do check out their blog here
now onto the card.
I stamped the background paper with baubles and used versa mark stamps in fushia.
The printed paper came from a Joanna sheen christmas C.D,
A marrianne craftable dollie die and LOTV  stamp for the center I coloured with promarkers, coral, Pink carnation,coctail pink, Antique pink and soft green. I decoupaged the image then glittered.useing fine art glitter.
The flowers are from prima. finished with a rather large bow and dove button  the text came from a pack I got from the range shop.
I do hope you like the card
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, 18 October 2010

Penny black wk123 challenge

Good  Afternoon all,
its certainly turned cold am nursing a horrid cold at the mo so feeling not at my best.
Todays card is for the penny black challenge do check out there blog
now onto the card
I  followed a sketch by Debby,
The papers were a mix I had in my odds box and cant remember who they were by.
the stamp is a really old penny black one the date on the stamp is 1998!!! I havn't had it that long, but it was one of the first ever christmas stamps I brought, and am still useing it as you can see.!
I coloured the image with promarkers lots of diffrent blues and soft green.
Lace and chipboard snowflake plus  gems finish off the card.  the text was from a pack I got at the range.
I hope you like my card
thanks for stopping by

Monday, 11 October 2010

Fun in the snow

Good morning all.
Todays card is for the Penny black saturday challenge,
You had to put 2 images onto a card check out their blog here
I loved doing this card its so diffrent to the kind of cards I tend to do ( lots of backing paper, flowers and lace!?)
I started on a white base card drew the snow hills outlining them with promarkers, coloured the sky with powder blue promarker, stamped the text, covered the 2 hills with tacky glue and used white fine glitter.
left it over night to all dry then stamped the 2 penny black images and coloured with promarkers.
Finnaly attached the images with foam squares.
I think the hedgehogs look as if they're having so much fun.
Thank you for popping in to see my card today.
Take care

50th birthday

Thank you for popping in to see me, hope you are well.
 Todays card is for a dear friend of mine who's 50th birthday is in a couple of weeks time.
I'm entering it for the LOTV blog challenge who's theme is Autumn colours.
Check out their blog here
now onto the card.
I used bronze pearl base card with My minds eye bloom and grow backing paper.
friskers rose border punch the  ribbion I got from my local craft store in thir bargin tub. the flower is already on the ribbion its really cute and such a bargin at 99p.
The other flowers are from wild orchid crats.
The stamp is from LOTV and I coloured with promarkers, then put glossy accents onto the main flower just to bring the flower out alittle more.
Finally finished off with a 50 peel off  that is only just sticking to the ribbion so may have to add glue to make it more secure.
Hope you like my card for today
Take care

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Nattering Robins

Good morning,
It looks as if its going to be lovely day.
Todays card is for stamping sisters in christ blog challenge you had to do something with nature in,
The scripture is Genesis 1.1 creation. check out their blog here.
Now on to the card.

I'm still working my way through my christmas cards
so the challenges are going to be a christmas theme when I can.
I used dovecraft christmas papers for the background, Prima flowers sizzix corners and a 3d text sticker.
The stamp is an old one I had from santa rosa I love it  and use it most years, The birds look as if they're having a good old natter. I coloured it with promarkers. I hope you like my card for today.
Take care

Dressing up.

Hello the sun is showing its face at last yeah!
Todays card is for the passion for promarkers blog challenge, you had to add something
that was recycled. Check out their blog here
Onto the card.
I used a broken necklace from my grandaughters dressing up box, that was going to be thrown away.
They are the dangly bits from the ribbon going across the middle of the card.
The backing paper I made myself with shaving foam and glimmer mists a while ago now but throught perfect for this card.
I punched the bottom with a friskers punch.
The stamped image is from LOTV and throught went with the necklace whic was my starting point for the card. I coloured in with promarkers, caramel,burnt sienna,coco, blush, warm grey 2,pink carnation,
Antique pink.Plum,ochid andAmethyst.
I used my new nesties lacey squares. and added a sentiment in the corner,
I was going to add flowers but when I put them up to the card I throught it looked better without so they never went on.
Sometimes less is better dont you think?
I hope you like the card for today.
Take care

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Not at all square

Afternoon everyone welcome to my blog,
   Todays card is for the Penny black sat challenge, You had to make a card that was anything but square,

Onto the card. The backing paper I used was from a set by creata impressions the rub ons were with the papers that made up the set.
The snow I used ivory flower soft, I just must get myself some of the polar white, A penny back stamp and gold star from my embleshment box, 3d christmas stickers finish off the card.
This was such fun to do, great challenge Penny black do check out their blog
 Thank you for looking at my card today, Take care

Monday, 4 October 2010

Sending hugs

Hello another monday thats wet and dull,
still I hope this card will cheer you up.
I made it for a friend whos going through it a bit right now so just wanted to tell her I was thinking of her and send her a hug.

I'm going to enter it for 2 challenges first Just magonila its a anything goes this month check out their blog
and also passion for promarkers if I can find out how to link it... their blog is here The theme for this is shabby chick.
now onto the card.
Ive used K & Co papers wild orchid crafts flowers Tilda image cloured in with pro markers, skin blush, hair gold and saffron, shoes carmel, socks and rib on top antique pink, top Pink carnation, skirt amethyst and the cat warm grey2, satin and cocktail pink.
         I ued a shabby chick style wooden emblishment cat, silver charm and organza ribbion. The sending you hugs text I found in a craft mag. ohh and lastly nestis labels 13 and cuttlebug swiss dots.
distressed with spun sugar and victorian velvet.
hope you like the card.
Thank you for looking.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Tea for two

Hello its wet and windy here in Essex,
I dont want to go out in this if I dont have to.
Which does mean more time for crafting...hee.
Todays card is for LOTV challenge a fab sketch by Bev.
check out the blogg
onto the card
I used papers that I got free with a craft mag
LOTV image it was a die cut, flowers from prima and orchid crafts,
buttons and ribbion text was a Joanna sheen stamp I was pleased with it, hope you enjoy looking at it to

Take care

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Penny black christmas

     Today looks as if its going to be sunny again if a bit chilly still great  for september.
Todays card is for Penny black saturday challeng forget which number it is but is a fab template.
check out their blog
I used freebie backing paper which I got from a craft mag. nesties and embossed them with cuttlebug folder,
Penny black stamp and finished with 3D stickers and a sentiment.
hope you lie the card for today

Autumn Tilda.

Hello its been ages since I last blogged, Hope you all had a lovely summer.
I think because the past couple of months have been so out of routine that I never had much time for crafting.
back to normal now thro.
so onto my card for today As Autumn is now upon us I throught this Tilda was perfect to start the season off.
I'm going to enter this in 2 challenges the first is stamping sisters in christ see their blog here
The theme was Autum colours and based on scripture Eccle 3.1 To everything there is a season
The second is Just Magonila see their blogg here
The theme was to use lace and a Tilda image.
I used martha stewart punch papers are K&Co and feebies from a craft mag
peel offs lace and buttons from my ever growing stash and last but nolt least the scripture stamp is from daily bread desgins.
Hope you like the card thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


Good morning to you all its still dull and cloudy here in Essex. Todays card is for stamping sisters in christ challenge find out more here
The challenge is based on scripture Hebrews 11. 6 And without faith its impossable to please God because anyone who comes to him must belive he exists and rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Linda talks about faith being closely linked to love. We had to make a card with a heart on it.
I used  Cuddly buddly Puppy love digi downloads Kim has some brill art work you  can have as stamps or downloads, in June she has a sale on do check it out at one of the cuddly buddly links on my blog.
The scripture stamp comes from our daily bread designs and is from Romans 8.28. GOD WORKS FOR GOOD OF THOSE WHO LOVE HIM. I throught that ties into the theme very well.
The flowers are from wild orchid crafts and lace from stash.
I hope you enjoy my card. Take care Karen

Monday, 31 May 2010

Card for grandad.

Good bank hol morning to you all shame its dull and cloudy here in Essex still if I cant go out then more time to craft..........
Todays card I made for my children to give their  grandad whose birthday is at the end of the week.
Grandad bless him often has a snooze while he reads the paper so this image from LOTV is just perfect.
LOTV have some great new stamps coming out tomorrow 1st June they are just so cute.
I'm entering this for their  challenge 54 a fab sketch from Bev check it out here
The card stamp from LOTV as mentioned coloured with promarkers,
backing paper is the time capsual from papermainia,
buttons, ribbion are from stash and the text is a rub on transfer  from Letraset.
Thank you for looking at my card
Take care

Sunday, 30 May 2010

In the garden.

Hello todays card is for the penny black saturday challenge, you can find out more here,                  I havent done a concentina card in ages, but had so many ideas going round in my brain for this card it seemed to grow into the card you see now.   onto the card.
I used penny black stamps for the cover , the hammock and text . flowers are from wild orchid crafts,base card and sentiment from Kandan. papers were from papermaina Rose garden and 3d stickers were from papermaina too. Button and flower soft made the 3rd page. and  the last page were Martha stewart punch for the butterflys and gems to finish all wraped up into a bow.
I hope you enjoy looking at my card, have a great bank hol weekend everyone.
many thanks.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

one for the girls.

This card is for Just magonlia challenge week 55 one for the girls, find out more here,
The background papers I used fo this card came from papermaina Rose garden, they are so sweet I just love them.
The image is princess tilda coloured with distress inks spun sugar and victorian velvet for the dress n socks.
tea dye for the hair. I used promarkers for her face in ivory and blush and silver stickles for the shoes and tira.
The frame was a marrianne craftables useing pink glitter paper so lots of bling on this card. M.S butterfly punch with pearls.
wild orchid crafts pale pink rose with darker pink roses from stash. gems and ribbion finish the card off
this is a real girly card.
Hope you think so to.
God bless

Monday, 17 May 2010


Todays card is for lily of the valley challenge you can find out more here,
I followed a fab sketch from Bev and used my minds eye spring papers  and papermaina capsual collection as my backing papers, ribbion & bow.
nesties lables 13 and cuttlebug swiss dots folder and  M.S punch I love this deep edge punch I added pearls and buttons. The flowers are cherry blossom from wild orchid crafts and papermaina paper flowers.
I coloured the LOV image with promarkers
Ivory and blush for her face, hands etc.
burnt orange for hat and socks,
The dog was caramel and tan with touch of burnt siena,
her dress was peach and honeycomb and her hair was chestnut.
Hope you like the card.
God bless

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Soft Landing

Afternoon all,
wheres the sun gone? alittle dull here today.
perfect for crafting.
I made this card for the penny black challenge, you had to make a card with flowers on find out more here
I used papermania rose garden background paper and the tag is from them also,
nesties  labels no 3 penny black image coloured with promarkers.
I distressed the edges with spun sugar and worn lipstick inks.
rose friskers border punch.
Flowers are from orchid crafts(the rose) and papermania. little pearls for the centers and ribbion just to finish off. I love the pink and greeny blue colours hope you like it to.
God bless

Monday, 3 May 2010

Knitting together

Monning everyone, my card today has the theme of knitting/sewing.
I'm entering it in 2 challenges the firest challenge is
Stamping sisters in christ challenge 37. which is centered around Plasm 139.13.
You created my inmost being you knit me together in my mothers womb.I praise you, I'm fearfully and wonderfully made. You had to make a card with sewing or knitting in it.
 The other challenge is
Just magnolia challenge week 53. Where I followed a sketch by Bev.
The card.
 I used a rusty colourd card for my base card, then used K&co papers Lifes  journey paper which I've had in my craft box it seems forever.
I faux stiched around the edge then paper rolled the middle sheet and distressed with wild honey ink.
Lemon ribbion across the middle.
Magnolia stamp girl with basket couloured in with pro markers on  oval white card.
Ivory and blush for face, pink carnation for cheeks.
Hair was  buttercup, tulip yellow and gold,
Basket and shoes oatmeal and coco,
Clothes coral, peach, burnt orange and chestnut.
Finished off with some small wool balls and a charm.
Thank you for looking.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Whiff of Joy challenge love birds.

Hello. My card today is for Whiff of joy challenge no:76.
We had a Template to follow find out more on
I used some free backing papers I got from a craft mag which I went over with silver stickles.
The blue embossed paper is from Kanban,
I used marianne creatables for the frame I love these die cuts and have just ordered a ribbion flower one which I cant wait to arrive so I can have a play. They look so pretty.
Whiff of joy stamp winter birds is the main image along with frabric roses and tulips again I added silver stickles to the roses.
I have afew birthdays in may and june in my larger family that I'm sure this card will be used for soon.
Have a blessed day and thank you for looking at my blog

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Card for cathy.

Good afternoon to you all,
My card for today is going to a lady called cathy, who was in a very nasty car crash, She is a christian  Kindergarten teacher, stamping sisters in christ asked for a cards to be sent  to her for encougement to her and her family. you can find out mor here,
I.m also entering  it for their challenge which is based around the scripture Isaiah 40:8
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of God stands forever.
We had to make a card that includes flowers.
I was so inspirered by one of the D.T cards that I came up with this. Grace they're not my own flowers!!
Now to the card,
cuttlebug roses embossing folder,
Mather stewart border punch,
Marrianne  die cut frame,
Prima flowers, gems and brica brack from stash.
Scripture for cathy. Jeremiah 30 : 17 But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds declares the Lord.
Thank you for looking.
God bless

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Happy 1st birthday Just magnolia!!

Its Just Magnolia's first birthday. They have a cool blog hop with some fab candy go check it out!!!!
I made this card for the challenge. You had a template to follow.
I used my minds eye spring papers, lace,  paper flowers  and shinny leaves from stash,.
Nestie lables 13 and Tilda stamp.
Not sure the photo shows lace very well as  its around the middle square.
I coloured Tilda with promarkers mint green, coral and  Antique pink I throught they went with the colours on the papers really well..
Happy birthda just magnolia hope you like the card I've made you.

Friday, 16 April 2010

All peachy!!

Hi there I  love this image from wiff of joy  a very fruitywillow. I had a chance to use my new peach coloured paper flowers from prima.
The papers are from my minds eye bloom and grow pack.
Lemon lace ribbon lemon paper flowers gems and gold leaves finish the card.
  I'm going to enter this for 2 challenges, Challenge 108 Touchy feely had to make a card with texture that made you want to touch it. with the ribbion and flowers I hope you want to feel like you'd like to reach out for the card.
The other challenge is,
You had to make a card in the colours Green and Yellow plus one other colour I went with peach.
I hope you like my atempt at these challenges.
God bless

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Stamping sisters in christ challenge.

This is the card I've made for this weeks  stamping sisters in christ challenge.
The theme was prayer.
I used a medalion stamp by creative expressions, embossed and glittered it in layers.
The backing paper's from papermainia rose garden pack.
nesties lables 13 Ribbion and flowers finish the card off.
Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Linda's monthly challenge at cuddly buddly.

This card I made for Linda's card challenge over at
We had a template to follow. I used various papers as I had so many scrape piece's  so used them.
The imige is a digi stamp from Cuddy buddly.
Butterfly is a M.S punch with tiny pearls in center to finish it off.
I'm also going to enter this card in Cute card Thursday challenge
as the theme is mono maina to make a card using just one colour.
Thank you for looking

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Anniversary And congrats card.

This card is for a dear friend of mines daughter, she has her 1st wedding anniversary next month and I have also just found out she is expecting her first baby in september.
I am entering this card in two challenges.
The first is Penny blacks saterday challenge where  you had to use a check backing paper for the card.
the other is Stamping sisters in christ where you had to make a card around the word love.
The scripture was John 3.16 For God so loved the world he gave his only son.
For the card I used penny black stamp coloured with promarkers.
Nesties lables 13.
The backing paper is from papermania Blueberry hill and tag is from papermainia rose garden die cut tags.
Flowers and brads are also papermainia except paper  roses they are from a market stall hee.
Inside the card I have put scripture from 1 corinthians 13 4-8. My friends daughter had this as a reading at her wedding.
Love is patient, Love is kind, Love bears all things, belives all things, endures all things Love never fails.
I hope you like my card.
many thanks.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Magnolia monthly challege

This card is for the magnolia monthly challenge April 2010.
the theme was a 3 fold card so I chose a zig zag style card.
I covered with vellum pattened with small purple flowers.
I used a mic 3d border sticker for the edges and sat Tilda onto the bottem layer. I coloured Tilda with promarkers and added a bit of glitter for some bling!.
I put a sentiment die cut at the top, some embosded butterfly stickers for the middle and various flowers and pearls. A foam heart and some frabric butterfly finish  the bottom layer.
Hope you like what I've come up with.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

The first Sir stampalot challenge!!!

The first sir stampalot challenge has now been set and WOW!! what a prize...
you just must check it out.
The theme is fantasy, Alittle out of my comfort zone here but hope you like what I came up with.
I stamped background  with glue pad then glittered.
The two background papers first one is DCWV. and friskers rose border punch.
The other is glossy card I marbled with glimmer mists then stamped on with stazon( when dry)
Finished off with some gems and sheer ribbon and a dragonfly brad.
I've just got my fingers crossed now.
Many thanks

Friday, 2 April 2010

Butterflys n bees.

I made this card for the Penny Black saturday challenge, so just in time....
The papers are from K&Co.
Penny balck stamp I coloured with marvy  because of the deep colours wanted a strong colour on the image.
I cut the butterfly from another sheet of paper to 3d  the buttefly on the paper.
        Flowers from Prima, Liquid pearls and Sizzix Architectural Accent  finishes the card.
Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

my first easel card

My first play at an easel card.
I've used Kanban double sided card. and dawn Bibby designs die cut flowers.
Tilda stamp wheelbarrow wooden button, ribbon and flowers from odds n ends. flower brads.
found the design easy to do and it was a joy, although I think I should have made the fold lines alittle further apart as it doesn't stay put keeps poping up or the card to make the rest need to be alittle higher. still learn from our mistakes.
The just Tilda challenge this week is to make a easel card so am going to enter it into that.
coloured Tilda with promarkers peach and tan her hair was burnt orange.
I as yet dont have any skin tone promarkers so skin tone was coloured with derwent  pencils.
Thank you for looking

Monday, 22 March 2010

Clean and simple

I made this card for Stamping sisters in christ challenge 31.
Scripture was pslam 51 v 7-10. It starts
cleanse me with hyssop and I will be clean,
wash me and I shall be whiter than snow,
 The theme was to make a simple clean card.
            I used Digi download papers patchwork from Cuddly buddly.
Nesties lables 13 and ribbion and gems from stash.
The wording isnt very clear sorry I couldnt get a close up of the text and get the whole card in the picy.
text reads:
Bfore you sleep just gently lay every trouble throught away.
Drop your burden and your care in the quite arms of prayer.
Thank you for looking

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

A good book.

I made this card for the stamping sisters in christ.
The theme was peace.
The stamp I used was Penny black,
backing paper DCWV,
A.G frames and journal die cut.

I chose this image because after a long day the best way I unwind is to read.
I thank God for the day thats just gone and curl up with a book its the most peaceful part of the day.
I added scripture Phil 4 v7 The peace of God which transends all understanding will guard hearts and minds to christ Jesus. ( niv).
No matter what the day brings if we look to the lord he's peace will help us through.
Thank you for looking

Friday, 12 March 2010


I'm enterying this card in my first ever blog challenge.

I used cuddly buddly stamp Emmy, with a text stamp .
K& co papers, Martha stewart Deep edger punch, flowers & lace from stash.
The challenge is stamping sisters in christ.
Many thanks for looking

Wednesday, 10 March 2010


This is my very first blog, please forgive me as I fumble my way round.
Hopefully I'll quickly learn and will be a old hand at this very soon.
Thank you