My lovely friends, thank you xx

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


Sunday, 14 November 2010

Rosie Posie....

Evening all

Ok this is the last of my double posts for now, back to work tomorrow so normal service of 2-3 posts a week will resume!! (hooray I hear you cry) I must admit I have had a bit of a card making frenzy this week, I have enjoyed myself though.

I have chosen Rosie Posie by LOTV for my card tonight which is for
Allsorts - really fab sketch 4 U

She is coloured with promarkers and the papers are from the capsule collection by papermania.
Off to watch Strictly results and Celebrity now!

Take Care

Karen xx


Good Morning

Well my mood sure changed quickly, got up this morning mega grumpy due the fact that I have to go back to work tomorrow and I have been a bit naughty and not done half of what I should have. But on the other hand I have had a really good rest which was long overdue.

I started this card at the craft meet yesterday, a lovely lady called Sandra took along a little sketch challenge so I used it for this card and finished it today.

This image has got to be one of my absolute favs as far as the animal cuties go, sound asleep all snuggled up, just so cute. It is from the Jolly Friends set by Penny Black. He is coloured with promarkers and usually I do browny pink tones but gone for grey shades on this one as per a lovely lady called Georgina who is a dab hand with promarkers and I must admit I prefer it.

I am entering for 2 challenges;

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Favourite Things ( image and pink and sparkles and flowers)

CES - Think Pink!

Hope you all have a fab Sunday!

Karen xx

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Christmas Kisses!!!

Good Evening

Wow have I had a good day today!! I got my first top 3 for a challenge card and I got a fab comment from Stitchy herself at Stitchy Bear Stamps for my DT card this week. Then a group of us from the Do Crafts forum met up this afternoon for some Christmas crafting, it was really nice to put some faces to names. Had a really fab afternoon and a big thank you to Lisa for organising the event. I made hubby's xmas card, believe it or not I have never made him a card, how bad is that!!!
I chose this Zoe and Henry image from Digi Stamp Boutique, but of course for this card they have been renamed to Rich and Kaz (ahh anyone feeling sick)!! I have coloured with promarkers and used a paper from the Dovecraft Christmas pack, I chose green as hubby's fav colour. Jazzed it up a bit with a nice red gingham bow and some gems from Wild Orchid Crafts. My sister lent me the fab border punch.

I am entering into the 2 Sisters Challenge which is 'Christmas'

Oh and did you see Strictly tonight, what a show and Matt was ace, and really sexy and really hot (swoon swoon!!!!)

Thanks for poppin in

Karen xx

Friday, 12 November 2010

James Bear (and a very large cracker)!!!!!

Good evening

Popped out today and managed a little bit of Christmas shopping, is it me or are all the gifts the same now, year after year or does it just mean I am getting old LOL!!!

I have faffed about for what seems like forever with this card and I am all faffed out now.

I have used James Bear from LOTV and he has a very big cracker which I think must be to pull with Jenny Bear, oh he is a bit saucy.

He is coloured with promarkers and I have part coloured and part paper pieced the cracker. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and they have been chalked and stickled up. I found a little bit of twizzle lurking around so I added that to the white ribbon. I also used up my little bit of frayed ribbon which I have nearly thrown away a few times cause I didn't think I would ever use it but it is the perfect colour match for this card. I also used cosmic shimmer for the star on the cracker and twinklets for the hat.

I would like to enter for 2 challenges:

LOTV - Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thanks for poppin in, I am off to do the LOTV bloghop now.

Karen xx

Thursday, 11 November 2010


Good Morning

Blimey it is very windy and rainy here today, my dear hubby is also off work today and tomorrow so I think we are going to pop out a bit later, will have to wrap up warm!!

I decided to make another male card today for a couple of reasons, I need one for an upcoming birthday but also to give just a little bit to help the fundraising for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, you can find out more and also purchase this image here.

This is such cute little character and he is coloured with promarkers. The striped paper is by Daisy Bucket, love the warm colours of it and the little bit of dotty paper is no idea, coz it was a left over scrap? The little stars were white but I coloured with promarkers to fit the colour scheme. I added a little bit of faux stitching and used my MS circles punch for a bit of detail at the top. A lovely rich gold ribbon with another layer of gingham over the top to finish.

I would like to enter this into 2 challenges:

CES - Forever Autumn - inspired by colours
Crafty Catz- Spots and Stripes

Thanks for stopping by and hope you like it.

Karen xx

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Going Around In Circles - Fab N Funky DT


Oh it is freezing this morning, but the rain seems to have stopped for now which is good although I think it is due back again tomorrow!! Urhhh!!!

Wednesday means a new challenge over at Fab N Funky and I think a nice easy one this week so hopefully we will have lots and lots of entries! We would like to see some circles in some shape or form on your card or project. So this might be the shape of your card or some circles in the paper or round the image, as long as there is a circle somewhere!!!!

We are sponsored once again by Stitchy Bear Stamps, hop over and check them out here!

I have used Butterfly Fairy from Stitchy Bear and she is coloured with promarkers. I followed one of Bev's sketches too. The paper is Basic Grey ' Bittersweet'. The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and the lace and bling from stash. I used stickles on the flowers, I took the photo while it was still a bit wet so it looks a little gloopy in the photo.
I will look forward to popping round to see what you have come up with this week, hope I don't get to dizzy!! LOL!

Take care

Karen xx

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Gone Fishing!!.....

Another post from me today, work takes up way too much time LOL so I am making the most of being off!! I decided to be brave and attempt a male card, I tell you making these is scary stuff LOL!

I have made it for 2 challenges;
Papertake Weekly - Fab Sketch
Digital Tuesday - Use something you have had in your stash for ages and not used - well I got plenty of that!

The image is from Di's Digi Downloads coloured with promarkers and the papers are MME.
Ok the thing I used that I have not used before is the twine, always pick it up and put it back but it has finally made it onto a card.

I hope you like it?

Karen x

Pretty in Pink!....


Oh I just love being off work, I could definitely get used to it!! Hubby goes off at 6.15 (poor thing) then the kids at 8.15 and then I have the whole house to myself, just me and my lovely little doggy Max. This was supposed to be my DT card but I kind of changed my papers half way through and totally forgot about the theme which it now does not fit in at all in any shape or form, LOL so I will have to do another today.

It still fits into a couple of challenges that I wanted to enter though:

Cupcake - Very Yummy Sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges - Square Card C4C62

The image is Poppy Fairy from Stitchy Bear Stamps, she is so pretty and she is coloured with promarkers. The paper is from MME and I used MS border punch and MS butterfly punch. I wasn't sure what she was holding, my daughter thought it must be a petal from a poppy but hubby thought it was a mirror.
Thanks for popping in, off to do me DT card.

Karen xx

Sunday, 7 November 2010

What a Sweetie!!!


Bit of a chill out day today, been pottering around the house doing a few odd jobs while hubby cooked a lovely liver and bacon casserole and I did some roast pots and Brussels to go with it, delicious!! All finished off with a very large chocolate muffin that my daughter made!

Tonight's card is for 3 challenges:

Sweet Stampin - Photo Inspiration - here is the photo, the colours inspired me and the thought of something sweet to eat!

The Crafty Pad - 1 circle and 2 bows
A Spoon full Of Sugar - Relish to Embellish

The image is wait for it..... from Digi stamp Boutique and the papers are from papermania - Rose Garden which I have a thing about at the moment. It is a nice big 8x8 card so you can get lots on it!! I made my own little iced gems with a craftwork card candy and gem stuck on top!! My hubby asked why there would be butterflies flying round her so I told him she was eating outside LOL!!

Thanks for popping in.

Take Care

Karen xx

Saturday, 6 November 2010

The Night Before Christmas

Hello again
Well 2 posts from me today, I really should save one for tomorrow but then again it will give me an excuse to make another card. hehehe! Please scroll down and check out my earlier post!
Now I tried really really really really hard with my colouring on this one, I think there is an improvement with my shading? Do you think I have done any better? I do get a bit down sometimes when my colouring lets me down, I really am not a natural! Never mind I will keep at it! I am blabbing on a bit tonight I think it is because I have had a little glass of wine, got some great 80's music on the radio, going down memory lane. LOL!
I really enjoyed the colour scheme for this card and I am entering into four challenges;
Sketch Saturday - Loved this sketch!
LOTV - One for the girls
Charisma - With Love at Christmas
Allsorts - Twas the night before Christmas
The stamp is LOTV, the paper is Dream Street Papers 'Wonderland' the snowflakes are punched using a Kars punch and covered with twinklets and I have used a spacer( I think that's what it is called) in the centre. The flowers and gems are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I have added some cosmic shimmer round her feet, hence the flat picture, it shows better from this angle!
I hope you like it, thanks for popping in.
Karen xx

Bloomin Lullabelle

Yippee its the weekend and I have this week of work, I have a few jobs to do and maybe some Christmas shopping but also put aside some time for some extra crafting!! Should be a good week.
I have made this card for my friend who leaves work at the end of the month to have baby number 2. I have always called her Yummy Mummy hence the sentiment, she loves pink and I wanted it to be really pretty and girly. I must admit I am pretty chuffed with this one. I adore this image which is Lullabelle from Digi Stamp Boutique and I have paper pieced her top and coloured the rest of her with promarkers. The papers are Rose Garden from papermania and the flowers and bling from stash.
I am entering into 4 challenges:
The Crafty Pad - Stitching
Digital Tuesday - I've been framed
ABC - G is for glitter, ok not overboard on the glitter, unusual for me but it is there on her sleeves and flowers.
Thanks for popping in, hope you have a great weekend.
Take Care

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

What a combo....Lime,Pink and Craft!!

Good Morning

This weeks theme at Fab N Funky is a lovely colour combo and we are delighted to be sponsored by the fabulous Softpencil.

We want you to use Lime,Pink and Craft for your card or project. Now I didn't have any 'craft' and resorted to using the inside of a cereal box, you wouldn't know the difference!! I have used it for my actual card base and a little matting.

The image is Millie Watering the Garden from Wild Rose Studio and she is coloured with promarkers, the papers are from papermania ' summer bloom'. Flowers, gems and ribbon from stash.

I am entering my card into 'Anything Goes' over at Incy Wincy and Stamp Something, PINK

I am really looking forward to seeing your creations with these colours!!

Karen x