Monday, 19 March 2012

Spring is in the air.

Good evening to you all,
Hope youv'e all had a fab Monday.
Here is a card I've just finished.


The stamp is Penny black tender showers, coloured in with my promarkers, distressed with peeled paint,backed with nestie lacey squares.
The backing paper is K& Co., M.S punch backed with peach glittered card.
Ribbion is from my stash as are the buttons.
Flowers are from Wild orchid crafts. charms are from crafty bitz and 3d sticker(special day) is from papermaina.
I'm entering this card in 3 challenges.
The first is ,http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ where you had a bingo chart to follow, I chose the middle line being charm, flowers and buttons.
then http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.co.uk/ the theme there is spring.
and lastly
http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes.
Thank you for visting my blog do leave  a comment so I know who you are would love to visit yours too.
Take care
Karen


Mice cream

Good Morning all, hope you all had a brill Mothers day yesterday and got throughly spoilt.
Onto todays card.
This is such a cute stamp by stampabilities house mouse, mice cream celebration. Coloured with my promarkers and distressed with spun sugar, the text stamps come from penny black and cuddly buddly. Cut with my nesties.
  The border is a M S double edge punch using my mind eye paper.
Dollie is from woc and finished off with flower stickers and pearls.
I'm entering this in 4 challenges.
http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 115 there is a photo challenge (cupcake)
http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ to use a doillie.
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/ Is 4 years old HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! you had to make a birthday card.
and lastly.
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/ 108 anything goes.
Thank you for visting my blog, do leave a comment so know who you are, then I can vist your blogs too.
Take care
karen

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Yellow and Pearls.

Good morning all.
I'm so excited this morning have just found out I'm a challenge winner. WHOOO!!!
http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.co.uk/ Its the first time I'm won a challenge.
But now lets come back down to earth.....hee.
Todays card.



I've used my new Sarah kay stamp which arrived on friday its so cute. I've coloured in with my loved promarkers, main colours being buttercup, tulip yellow, Gold and Honeycomb..
The backing paper is from carol wilsion, love the embossing detail thats on these papers, not sure the photo does it justice.
Dollie and flowers are from woc, gem stems are from hobbycraft, pearl swirls are from a multi pack I got from QVC, ribbion and bow from papermania. Finished off with a printed happy birthday text.
Going to enter this card in 3 challenges,
http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 140  yellow and pearls based the card on this theme.
and lastly

http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/  26 theme gems, flowers and ribbion.
Thank you for visting my blog, do leave a comment, would love to know who you are so can vist you to.
Take care.
Karen

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Princess Blue

Hello to all for my second post for the day, Thats the plus side of not having a good night sleep due to a cough, plenty of time to craft.
I love this tilda stamp.
I coloured her with my promarkers, powder blue, Denim blue and Aqua being the main colours.
I used stickles baby blue for her tiara.
My nestie were labels 13 which I distressed with tumbled glass. as did the sentiment which was a Cuddly buddly stamp. The doily and roses came from woc. The pearls came from a pack I got at Ally pally stamp show in sep. as was the organza ribbon. The star gems came from my stash.
Backing paper came from a pack I got from QVC and the roses one is a melissa frances, finished off with dark blue border peel offs.
I'm entering the card in 3 challenges.
http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/ You had to make a blue and white card.
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/  You had to make a card with lots of shapes on.( round sentiment, nesties, rectangle paper strip and shape of card) and lastly,
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/ Ribbons and bows.
Thank you for looking at my card, do leave a comment so I know who you are, would love to vist you to.
Take care
Karen


Card for Mum.

Good Afternoon to you all,
Have been up early today have a cough thats stopping me having a goods nights sleep.
still I've now done my Housework popped to the shops and made my Mothers day card.
which is now ready to send off with a little pressie.

The stamp is from LOTV which is coloured with my promarkers.
I distressed the edges with Victorian velvet ink.
The backing papers are from M.M.E. and K&co. I added a lace border and 2 diffrent ribbions, love the one with the paisley print on. a woc rose and a papermaina 3d tag finish the card off.
I'm entering the card into 3 challenges.
http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ the theme is Ribbions and lace.
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ where you had a fab sketch to follow.  And lastly,
http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/ You had to make a card for Mum or female relative.
I hope mum likes her card.
Thank you for dropping by do leave a comment so I know who you are.
Take care
Karen.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

A case card n Blue butterflys.

Hello again 2nd post of the day, Hope you've all had a fab Sunday in spite of the weather.
This card is in Cool blue and white.


The shape of the case card was round, now dont have round so.... cut a circle in background card( Kanban)( dont look to closely sooo uneven)
made the card  topper then stuck it onto a square base card.
The topper,
The background paper is also from Kanban with blue and white butterflys on it.
    The stamp is a penny black coloured in with promarkers, greys and blues except the grass soft green.
I got the butterfly trim from a craft fare I went to yesterday added gems for a bit of sparkle, the large Butterfly is a foam one from the henbury lane range from papermania.
   A bow and paper rose finish off the card.
Putting this card into 2 challenges, first
http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ It was a fab card by Domi that you had to case, I done the layout and shape.
http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/ You had to have a card with wings onit, My butterflys.
Thank you for taking a look at my card, please do leave a comment so I know who you are. Would love to visit your blog too.
Take care
Karen

New Molly Bloom stamp.

My card today is useing my new Molly Bloom stamp I treated myself to , It arrived a few days ago. Now at last I've able to have a play.


The base card is Kanban card stock, the backing paper is from papermania rose garden pad..
I coloured Molly in with my promarkers useing various green shades. the nesties are lables 13. I cut buntin from the backing paper and used bric brack and pearls, to match the stamp.
                       The punch is from craft too and the sentiment is from country diary.
The flower is a 3d sticker and buttons finish the card.
I'm entering the card in 2 challenges,
http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ You had to make a card thats green.
and,
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com/ There was a great sketch to follow, I just added the buntin. Hope that was ok??.
Thank you for looking at my card, do leave a comment so I know who's visited.
Take care
Karen

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Peach's and cream.

Welcome to my second post of the day,
I just love the colours in this card.

The stamp is LOTV coloured in with my trusty promarkers coarl,peach and pumpkin the main colours.
The backing paper is from time capsual (papermaina I think)  The flowers are woc except the dark peach  half roses which I got from the market.
nesties square frames and dark peach card back thestamped image.
Gems just finish the card off.
I'm entering this card for 2 challenges.
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/ who had a fab sketch to follow. and
http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ where you had the colours peach's and cream.
Thank you for lookoing at my blog do leave a comment  so I know who you are, would love to visit your blog too.
Take care
Karen

Little one's birthday.

Good afternoon all, Hope you are well.
Todays card is for a little girls birthday.


The stamp is a new House mouse stamp I brought myself couloured in with promarkers.
the tag is from papermaina rose garden paper pad. The text is from a rub on sheet.
Backing paper from a free pad I got rom a craft mag.
Lace pearls and butterfly (from the same pad as tag) finish off the card.
I'm entering for 3 challenges,
http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/ The theme is sugar and spice, card for a little girl.
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ The teme is signs of spring, the tulips and butterfly remind me of spring.
http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/ you had to make a card in pastal colours. I chose pink and soft green.
Thank you for visting my blog, do leave a comment so I can visit yours to.
Take care
Karen

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Colourful card.

Good morning to you all, no sun today guess 3 days on the run was abit much to expect.
never mind todays card is quite bright so am making up for it, hee.




Told you it was very bright....The image is from Penny black coloured with my promarkers, I decided to colour the pot Marine blue to blend with the colours on the card, you can get so many pretty pots for your garden now didn't think it looked out of place.
The papers were a freebie from a craft mag byKate knight, The Ribbion was round a cake from my daughters birthday (yes I did wash it!).
I love the brad not sure who its by but got a multi pack from QVC, there all flowers but difrent colour pearls in the middle.
A marianne creatable die cut in lavender glitter card , took a close up pic as not sure it stood out in the main photo. That goes for the brad too.
Am entering this card in 2 challenges.
http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/ where you had to make a colourful card.
http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ Nat gave us a fab sketch to follow.
Thank you for visting my blog today do leave a comment so I know who you are, then I can visit your blog to.
Take care
Karen

cup full of memories.

Good morning to you all, another sunny one here in Essex,although frost is on the ground this morning.
So onto the card for today.
This card is for a friend of my daughters, they have been friends since they were 5, now both have children of there own.

The stamp is from LOTV coloured in with my promarkers,
cut out with my nesties square frames, and stickles star dust added to the edges.
Used embosing frame swiss dots for background and the sentiment was a mixture of stamps. the of is handwritten.
Lace, ribbion and paper roses from my stash finish off the card., I'm not sure if I should've left off the lace and just had the embossed background at opp ends with the ribbion and roses.
What do you think?
I'm entering this card in 3 challenges the first is
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/ where the theme is time, my daughter and her friend have been friends nearly their whole lifetime.
http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ the theme here is white on white.
and lastly,
http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ The theme is afternoon tea.
Thank you for looking at my blog, do leave a comment would love to know who you are so can visit your blogs too.
Take care
Karen.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Wishes do come true.

Good afternoon shh dont want to say it to loud but the SUN is out today.
Todays card almost makes me think spring is here......

I love this very cheeky house mouse stamp, Those birds look totally confused!!! Coloured with promarkers and cut out useing nesties fleur de lis squares. Which I had to do repair work to as didn't come out very cleanly so stuck to card with tacky glue so could stick broken bits back into place.
The backing papers are old Bo bunny ones.
The sentiments are both penny black stamps. which are raised with 3D foam .
Peel offs and small paper roses finish the card off.
I do hope you like it. am entering it into 3 challenges.
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2012/02/challenge-24.html You had to make a spotty birthday card, my backing paper is spotty.(dots)
http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/ Wishes do come true.
and lastly.
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ which has the theme of winged things.
Thank you for visting my blog do leave a comment so I know who you are would love to vist your blog to.
Take care
Karen.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Pearls and lace with a hint of fragrance.

Good afternoon all,
Todays card is very girly girl all pink  lace and pearls.
I so enjoyed making it.


The stamp is from Penny black called Embrace.
coloured with promarkers greys and pinks.
The rose embossed paper is from carol wilson as is the flower and frame I distressed with spun sugar Ink round the edges of card and frame. and although not seen much the card behind the frame was white but distressed with victorian velvet.( so just a touch deeper colour.)
There is peel offs borders down one side and at the bottom of card lace and a pearl swirl (butterfly)
add to the overall cuteness of the card.
I found the text in a forever friends 3d sticker set I had and throught it said it all really.
I'm entering this card in 4 challenges.
http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/  fragrance..you had to put a flower on your card. The stamp has flowers on so does the fab embossed rose in the paper, and rose on the lace.

http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/ where you had to distress your card. I used distress inks on the edge, frame and card behind the frame.
http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ the theme was pearls and lace.
and lastly...
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/ where the challeng is to add something from Nature.
The flowers, and butterfly (on stamp and in pearls)
Thank you for looking at my card/blog do leave a comment, if I know who you are I can visit your blog to.
Take care
Karen.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Love and Kisses

Happy valentines day everyone,
hope you've been blessed by someone who loves you.
 My card today is one that I hope makes you smile.


I love this stamp from Penny black its in the T for transparent Hugs set, its so cute.
I coloured it with promarkers and added stickles star dust to the petals to make them sparkle.
I matted with cream card and my nesties Lables 3.
The border punch is craft to you sorry cant remember the name of the design.
The smile text came from Papermania rose garden paper pad although didnt use the papers on the card.
They came from mme and Daisy & dandelion ( Bramble and Hawthron ) pack.
Card finished off with flowers from woc, ribbion, pearls and gems from my stash.
I'm entering  the card in 3 challenges.
http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/  they had a bingo challenge I chose the colours Turq, cream and brown.
http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/ where you had to make a happy card, I think those cute mice would put a smile on anyones face.
http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ The theme for this challenge was Love and Kisses.

   Thank you for looking at my card do leave a comment I'd love to know who you are and visit your blog to.
Take care
Karen

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Hubbys valentine card.

Evening to you all,
todays card is a valentine card for my dear hubby who has put up with my crafting madness for 27 yrs now.
I'm entering it in Lils little fairies challenge where it was a sketch by Jacque.
Check out their blog herehttp://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/



I have taken the sketch and made it into a tent fold card. The stamp is Love is in the little things I've coloured in with promarkers. The dolie is a Marianne creatable die.
The backing paper is from pink petticoat and I think the red is from hunkydory ( it was a free gift with some sets I got)
  The red heart is free drawn (so dont look to closely then you wont see how crooked it is!!!) embossed with swiss dots folder.  Edged with self addisive felt lace.
The text was cut with circles nestie and put into a sizzix frame circle scallop.
   The flowers : roses are w.o.c. and the small red ones are from stash.
Finished with black pearls.
I hope he like it.
Thank you for looking at my card
Take care
Karen

 


                                                                                                                                                                                      

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Purple and Grey

Good morning all, Todays card is for the Passion for promarkers blog,
Its a colour challenge you have to make a card useing Purple and Grey.
You can use skin and hair colour but no others except the above.
check out their blog herehttp://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/

The stamp I used was Kandan 's Belle femme, Stamped in memento London fog to carry the grey theme a little further, coloured in with promarkers the 4 main colours being Orchid, purple, cool grey 4 and warm grey 2. Ivory and blush for the skin,  I used silver (another kind of grey) stickles to highlight the feathers and glittery bits on her dress.
I used nesties scallop octagans and distressed the edges with victorian velvet ink. As was the text.
Wouldn't be me without some bling and flowers to finish the card off.
    I loved this challenge as I wouldn't normaly go for colours like this I'm a pastel or Autumnal colour girl,
so was something diffrent for me. Thank you P for P.
Hope you enjoyed looking at my card
Take care
Karen.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Wishing it was Spring!!!

Good afternoon as I'm blogging have a really sore throat so have finished some cards that I started afew days ago.
todays card is for Lilis little fairies challenge to use spring colours check out their blog here.
http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/

Now onto the card,

The colours I chose were Lemon and green, with a touch of gold.
The backing papers are from K&CO spring I used Marianne creatables for the frame and fence and little bird. The bird is surpose to be a blue tit as when I see them I know spring is nearly here,but this year they seem to have been around all winter. I saw a couple of them only this morning. and we still have lots of snow around.
anyway back to the card. I coloured the LOTV stamp with my promarkers useing green and gold as my main colours.
      The  flowers are from Petaloo with a gem added to the middle, lastly a best wishes text  finishes off the card.
Hope you enjoy looking.
Take care
Karen

Sunday, 5 February 2012

A special daughter.

My 2nd post of today, Because of all the snow Just want to stay at home and craft.
But befour I get onto my card want to share this photo of my youngest daughter (auntie) and oldest grandaughter and the snowman they built today,

But now onto the card.

I'm entering it in 2 challenges The first is Just Magnolia where the theme is anything goes. check out the blog here.
http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/
The second is Stamping sisters in christ where you had to make a card with a heart on and give it to someone so they know they are loved.
Check out thir blog here http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/
So now the card I've kept with the Lavender and green colour theme my first card was, the backing papers are from carol wilson as is the embossed base card and violet flowers on the card.
Iv'e coloured the Tilda image with my beloved promarkers. The border punch is marther stewart.
The nesties are lables 13 and the corner is sizzex corner florish no 2 I think, flowers are from my statsh, and a foam heart withTo My daughter with love text.
I'm going to give it to her when I see her tomorrow I hope she likes it.
Take care
Karen.

Penny Black challenge

Good morning all, Its a very white morning here in Essex.  After hearing about snow in the rest of the uk,we had nothing.
Then last night it started vey fine snowfall, but woke this morning and must be at least 3 inches thick.
So staying indoors and going to have a crafting day....yippeeee.
        Now onto my card its for the penny black saturday challenge. Some amazing D.T cards, The challenge set by Debby was to case her card check it out here,http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/

Now onto my card.

I used the layout of Debbys card, the Penny black stamp used is an old fave of mine called Descent. I coloured it with promarkers choseing a Lavender and green clour theme.
The backing papers are from old stock I had Country Diary and DCWV.
I used nesties fleur de lis rectangles  I layed with lavender card stock, the fence was a Marianne creatable die.
The flowers are foam ones I had in my stash.  I added a butterfly and ribbions to my card.
  well off to make another card now have a fab day everyone and stay safe in this snow.
Take care
Karen.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Card for Mya.

Good afternoon its been ages since I last blogged or made a card, so its fab to be back.
The card Ive made is for my 4 year grandaughter,
I really look forward to our sat morning when she helps me to do some baking.
           She has to go in for a minor op on Wed just a day thing, So have made this card to make her smile when she gets home.
I'm going to enter it in the Just Magnoila 141 challenge, Jane gave a template to follow check it out here.
http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/




I used backing paper from my odd bits n bobs box nesties are the Fleur de lis rectangles.
This Tilda is one of my older stamps, which I've dug out and am enjoying using again, Coloured with promarkers and with a touch of silver stickles on her shoes.
The text says you're  my tasty treat!.
The card is finished off with a pearl flouish and ribbion. I hope Mya will like it and it'll cheer her up on wed.
Thank you for looking at my card.
Karen