My lovely friends, thank you xx

Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year and Thank You......


Second post from me today so if you would like to see my fav top 5 cards of this year please click here.

I would like to wish all my crafting buddies and teamies a very Happy New Year and best wishes for a prosperous and healthy 2011!! I hope you enjoy your new year celebrations whatever you are up to.

My card tonight is a Thank You which I would like to enter into 2 challenges

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Gorgeous Sketch

This is Dora with Flowers from Digi Stamp Boutique, the papers are Piece of Cake by Dovecraft and gems and ribbon from stash.

My 3 crafty resolutions for 2011 are to:

1, Try distressing, I love how it looks but not attempted it yet
2, Do more embossing
3, Spend less, ok so that's one broken already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Take care everyone and have a fab evening.


My Fav 5 from 2010

Good Morning

I wanted to join in with the fun that Debby has organised, What a fab idea! Now I have only been blogging since August so I don't actually have that many to chose from but here goes.

My first one has no stamping so no colouring, but this as my very first DT card and I just loved the papers and softness of the colours .

This one I love for 2 reasons, love red and white and was pleased with the layout.

My next card is one of my favs for 2 reasons, I normally do not make male cards (I buy them!!!) coz I just seem to think I can't do it before I even try really but I had a go on this one. I really liked how it turned out and it got me on my second DT Team! Whoo hoo

My next card I loved the papers and layout which was not mine, I followed a sketch at Cupcake challenges.

And finally this one because although it is very recent, yesterday LOL I think it shows the most improvement on my colouring. I used to think you can either colour or you can't now I still believe that is true to a degree and I am never going to be fantastic but I have improved which 6 months ago I did not think that was even possible.

I am hoping to be back later today with another card.

Thanks for poppin in

Karen x

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Hello Cupcake


Ok I am well and truly in 'relaxed' mode now ( I think the wine helps)!!! I hope you are looking forward to new years eve, I have to say I dread it! I know its only once a year but every year I have to endure the party next door. It would not be so bad if they just played music but they insist on karaoke until about 2 in the morning and they can't sing a jot although they think they can. The same songs every year yelled into a microphone very badly, OMG! Blimey I sound like a right misery guts! LOL!

Anyway enjoyed making a card today, I used my new LOTV stamp, Hello Cupcake and my new fabby Polka Dots papers from Wild Rose Studio, they really are very me! She is coloured with promarkers and the flowers are using the Boho punch from Stampin Up! I grabbed fab ribbon bargains today from Hobbycraft, now I am not a lover of this store, very overpriced but I check it out now and again. I am glad I did today as I got 4 packs of Anna Griffin ribbon I think normally about £4 each for 99p a pack. There is 4 or 5 different ribbons in each pack so well chuffed. The sentiments is also one of the gorgeous new ones from LOTV.

I would like to enter for 2 challenges

CES - Anything Goes
LOTV- New Beginnings, I have used all new stash

thanks for poppin in

Karen xx

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Anything Goes - Digital Tuesday Challenge


I hope you had fantastic Christmas and maybe you got some new stash! I am very lucky as I am of now off until 4th Jan so hopefully can squeeze a few extra cards in and have some time to relax a bit. My daughter (14) hit the sales yesterday she was out ALL day shopping, she doesn't get that from me I loathe shopping unless it is of the craft variety!!

This week at Digital Tuesday the theme is Anything Goes, chosen by our lovely Maria.

We are sponsored by Digital Stamp Oasis, make sure you hop over and take a look and there is 3 fab digi's up for grabs for the winner!

I chose to make a Birthday card for my super fabby niece, Amy who was 16 yesterday.

The image is Lulabelle from Digi Stamp Boutique and the papers My Minds Eye.

Thanks for poppin in

Karen xx

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Let's Celebrate - Digital Tuesday Challenge

Good Morning

Oh getting excited now as the big day draws ever closer! I wonder if I will get any new stash to play with? I hope so, I have been good!!!!

We have a new challenge for you today at Digital Tuesday and this week the theme is........

Lets Celebrate 'any Occasion' (plus remember to use a digi)

Ok so that should give you lots of options, hope you enjoy!

We are very kindly sponsored this week by Dustin Pike and there are 3 of his fab digi's up for grabs!!!

This is Party Beau from Digi Stamp Boutique, she is all dressed up ready to party the night away!!!! Oh I remember those days, not sure I want to go back but I must be getting old as the music was soooo much better then! LOL!

The papers are Basic Grey I think from the Kioshi range. I used a heart doily thingy on this one for a bit of a change, finished off with some nice Wild Orchid flowers and gems.

I would like to enter into

CES - Anything goes

Crafty Catz - Your choice

I hope you all have a very Happy Christmas!!!


Sunday, 19 December 2010

Still making Christmas Cards


Oh No, I am so way behind, LOL, I really wish I started earlier now! Anyway made this one for mum and dad now just hope the post gets it there in time. Every year I swear I will be more organised but I never am! hehe.
I still have to work all next week including Christmas Eve, clean the whole house, do all the food shopping, put the tree up, make 3 more Christmas cards and 2 birthday cards, still got some wrapping up, cook a dinner today, ironing and I have a house full of kids that couldn't get home yesterday due to the snow!!! Gosh I'm exhausted just writing it, better go and get on with it!!!!

Image is Digi Stamp Boutique, such a lovely image, papers are Dovecraft....
Thanks for poppin in

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Quick and Easy Does It..Fab N Funky DT

Morning all

We have a new challenge for you this week at Fab n Funky and our theme is

Quick and Easy Does It

a nice easy one for you, just make a simple card/project that doesn't take long!!!

We are pleased to be sponsored this week by Stitchy Bear Stamps. Even better there is a selection of digi's up for grabs for the winner.

We are having a couple of weeks off so you have longer to submit your entry,and we will be back in the new year, 5th Jan with lots more fun challenges!

Ok this card really was MEGA quick, I have been a bit poorly over the last couple of days and so I used an image I had already coloured. I have also noticed I am having a 'blue' phase, oh well it gives the pink a rest!!LOL

I have used Winter Beau from Digi Stamp Boutique, kept it nice and simple, one paper and one colour, and there it is done! The paper is from Craftwork cards paper pack as is the sentiment.

Have fun!!

Thanks for dropping in

Take Care

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Sparkling Christmas...Digital Tuesday Challenge

Good Morning

Hope you are all keeping warm and well, are you all organised and ready for Christmas? If you are anything like me that will be a big fat NO!! hehe

Ok its a new challenge for us over at Digital Tuesday and we are keeping with the Christmas theme, this week we want to see some sparkle on your cards/projects, easy!!! Oh and don't forget to us a digi!

We are very lucky to be sponsored by Fairy Dust Crafts, hop over and take a look.

Sparkle Wings

Yummy WOC Flowers

The image is Little Christmas Angel from Whimsy stamps, such a sweetie. She is coloured with promarkers and her wings are sparkling away with glamour dust. The lush papers are the Joyeux Noel range from Papermania. I used my gold brilliance ink to colour a plain white flower which I used to put the sentiment on. The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Was really pleased to be able to use the gold sparkly ribbon, had it for ages and finally got to use it.

I would like to enter for the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - super duper sketch!

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Non Traditional Christmas

Incy Wincy - Non Traditional Christmas Colours

Pear Tree Designs - Christmas

Take care and keep warm everyone.


Sunday, 12 December 2010

I wish I had made this!!!!!


Ok I don't have a card of mine to show you but I do have someone else's!! My fabby sister runs Stampin Up classes which I help out with (well I make the tea LOL!), we have 2 meets in Maidstone and 1 in Romford, so if anyone that pops in is around this area you can check out the details here, we would love to see you. Well I came back from Romford on Wednesday with some truly stunning hand made cards and presents (can't wait for Christmas day!) The cards are all lovely but I wanted to show this one, check out the stunning vellum snowflakes. This card is by a lovely lady called Karen.

Oh and Claire if you pop by, come back and see my DT card on Tuesday its NOT PINK LOL!!!

Have a great Sunday


Friday, 10 December 2010

Blog Hop Winner


Just a quick post to announce the winner of my prize from the Birthday blog hop.

Congratulations to Claire7q, if you can email to claim your prize!

Take Care


Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Christmas For The Kids - Fab N Funky DT

Good Morning

Ok, thanks to all those who played along with us last week for our Fab n Funky birthday celebrations, hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and thank you for some lovely comments. I will do a separate post later to announce the winner of my prize, so make sure you pop back, it could be you!!!!
Now on to this weeks challenge which is ................................................................

Christmas For The Kids!!!!

Lovely Twinklet Snow

My card is using a digi from Digi Stamp Boutique, its Chloe and she is very happy to have collected her tree! She is coloured with promarkers, and is walking along in a nice splattering of twinklets. I have also used Kars snowflake punch and MS circles border punch. Flowers from WOC Crafts.

I would like to enter into the following challenges;

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Christmas
Sketch Saturday - Totally fabby sketch
Delicious Doodles - Use a Digi
Pear Tree Designs - Winter Wonderlands

Thanks for popping in

Take care

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Baby Its Cold Outside - Digital Tuesday Challenge

Good Morning

Its time for a new challenge today at Digital Tuesday and this weeks theme is .......................

Baby Its Cold Outside

And it certainly is, hope you are all keeping warm!!!

We are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and they have very generously offered 5 free digis of the winner choice, Wow what a great prize!

Dazzling Diamond Effect

My card is using the very aptly named Chilly Bear from Whimsy stamps, he is a cutie. I have blinged him up using Stampin Up Heat and stick powder followed by a dunk in Stampin Up Dazzling Diamond glitter, I love the effect this gives. The papers are from Papermania as are the little star gems, the gorgeous flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I would like to enter into;

2 Sisters - Sparkly Christmas

Paper Cutz - 2 papers

Thanks for poppin in


Saturday, 4 December 2010

She's Bold,Bright and Beautiful, Its Beau!!



Cor what a week, cold, miserable and now soaking!! Hope you are all keeping warm! Got curry in the oven, strictly on the tv, celeb later, great night!!

Here is my card using this fabulous new image from Digi Stamp Boutique, Winter Beau, wow isn't she a beauty!

She is coloured with promarkers and the papers are from Bo-Bunny.

I would like to enter into
CES challenges - fab sketch
Delicious Doodles - Use a Digi

thanks for poppin in


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Happy Birthday Fab n Funky - Blog Hop



Welcome to our 1st Birthday, I do hope you will join us this week with our celebrations and boy do we have a party for you with lots of fabulous pressies up for grabs!!!

All you need to do is make a birthday themed card or project and if you join in the Blog Hop as well as the challenge you get 2 entries to the Fab N Funky Birthday Challenge Draw. Check out the amazing prizes here!

All the DT have a letter for you to collect and the challenge blog has 2 letters, once you have them all unscramble them to make a phrase and leave a comment on the challenge blog. Comment moderation will be on to make it fair for everyone!! Remember all the DT have a pressie too!!

Hopefully you have arrived here from Ginny's blog and if so you are on the right track if not you need to start at the beginning at Heidy's blog.

I really am so thrilled to be sponsored by

The winner of my birthday present gets to choose 5 digis of their choice, how cool is that!! You really must check out Di's images they really are FABULOUS!!! Thank you Diane!!!!!

Just leave a comment on this post to go into the random draw for this fab prize.

I have used 'Waiting for the Party', she is so gorgeous, she need wait no more the party has well and truly started!!!!

She is coloured with promarkers and the beautiful papers are papermania's Rose Garden which are so pretty. I used my new circular sentiment stamp from LOTV, don't know how I got those, my hand must of slipped on add to basket again LOL!!! The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I used roses and Gip.

Close up of image

Close up of flowers

Ok the letter you need to collect from me is P

Your next stop is the fabulous Sharon

Hope you enjoy the hop and can't wait to see your birthday projects.

I would love to enter into:

Charisma Cardz - One for the Girls

Delicious Doodles - Celebrations

Take care


Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Animals at Christmas Time!! - Digital Tuesday Challenge


Time for a new challenge today over at Digital Tuesday and this week we are continuing the Chrismassy theme with a challenge chosen by the lovely Ellie!!
Animals at Christmas Time
We are delighted to be sponsored by....

I have used Jingle Bells from Di's Digi Downloads coloured with promarkers, the papers are from the Pepper and Friends range Christmas pack and a lovely red gingham ribbon with a bell here!!

I would like to enter for:

Crafty Catz - Christmas
One Stop Craft - Christmas Cuties
Crafty Creations - Christmas is Coming

Thanks for poppin in!

Take Care


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Go With The Flow....

Good Morning

Time for a new challenge at Fab n Funky and we have had just a little change of plan this week so we are just Going With the Flow, so for our challenge that means........

Anything Goes!
Make sure you play along as I believe there is a little surprise prize up for grabs!!!

I just had to bling it up this week, I chose Thomas from LOTV coloured with promarkers and those really pretty rose garden papers from papermania. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts as is the lace, the ribbon is just my fav at the moment, such a gorgeous colour. Few gems and a little faux stitching to finish.

Hope you will play along and enjoy and don't forget we have our birthday blog hop next week with some amazing prizes up for grabs!!! Be there or be square!!!!

I would like to enter into

CES - Lovely Lace

OSAAT- Season or Event - Birthday

LOTV - Glitter and Glitz

Thanks for poppin in


Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Let It Snow! (but not yet)!!

Good Morning

BRRR cold enough for you ,I really don't like the cold, they joke at work that I would still be cold in the desert!!

Today brings a new challenge at Digital Tuesday and the theme is

Let It Snow!!

Now that should be nice and easy especially if like me you have some Christmas makes to catch up on.

We are kindly sponsored this week by My Grafico.

My card is using Rocky from Digi Stamp Boutique coloured with promarkers. He has a nice splattering of glamour dust and stickles. I think the paper is from the xmas Pepper and Friends range.

I hope you will play along and don't forget to use a digital image!

I would also like to enter into the following challenges:

Paper Play - Let It snow

Delightful Challenges - Winter Weather

take care


Saturday, 20 November 2010

Oh Baby Baby!!!!!


Oooh loved Strictly tonight, Matt was ACE, Kara was awesome and Ann was so funny, entertaining yes but she can't dance a jot , time to go I say!!!

Anyway my card tonight is for Charisma Cardz Challenges and the theme is BABY!! I chose baby Zoe from Digi Stamp Boutique coloured with promarkers. I gave the hood some white polka dots with my white glaze pen. The paper is a scrap so not sure what make but the flowers are the papermania ones that you can colour but I left them white for my card. I used my scallop border punch and SU tiny tags for the sentiment. Ribbon and candy from stash oh and a dear little safety pin on the ribbon, here

Thanks for poppin in


Thursday, 18 November 2010

No Card but a little bit of news


Couple of things to share tonight, I was the lucky one to win Dena's stamp from the LOTV blog hop, WHOO HOO, really surprised my number never comes up and I am very pleased to say I will be joining the lovely ladies on the DT at Digital Tuesday Challenges!!! Really looking forward to it!!

Just watched Stacey do the challenge on celeb, I thought she'd drive me potty but I really like her, she is so funny!!

Have a great evening

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Don't Forget Me!!!

Yeah Wednesday means a new challenge at Fab N Funky and this week we want you to dig out those poor stamps at the bottom of your draw and give them a good old ink up!!!

This is one of my very first stamps, it must have been well over a year since I last used it. I have coloured the little sweetie with promarkers, the papers are from MME, love these so much and the little tag punch is from Stampin UP.
I was in such a rush doing my post this morning I forgot to mention the challenges I am entering which are,
One Stitch at a Time - Fav Colour - Pink
Stamp With Fun - Square Card
I hope you all enjoy giving some old favourites an airing!

Take Care