My lovely friends, thank you xx

Saturday, 24 December 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Hi everyone

Long time no post, hope everyone is warm, well and in festive cheer!  I have just popped on to wish you all a fabulous Christmas time and hope 2012 is happy and healthy for you and your families.  I have been AWOL for a couple of weeks, I just got sooo behind I had to leave the computer off and my craft cupboard closed!  Anyway everything is finally looking a bit more ship shape now, I am off until 3rd Jan so looking forward to a couple of days with the family and then let the crafting begin!  We have a party at mine tonight, got my sausage rolls in the oven, a little glass of bubbly on the go ( must remember to pace myself LOL)! 

Catch up with you all soon.
Big hugs
Karenxx




Sunday, 11 December 2011

Fixed

Hello

Just popped on to let you know that my commenting problem is fixed, had to change to Firefox but seems to have solved it, thanks Caroline , Julie and Donna.

I am having a  non crafty weekend desperately trying to catch up with some stuff at home.  Just wanted to let you know though that over at CES we have 'Traditional Christmas' challenge' and at Here Come the Boys join us for some Rock and Roll!

Hope you have a great week.

hugs
Karenxx






Friday, 9 December 2011

Can anyone please help with commenting???????

Hello

I am pulling my hair out now with not being able to leave comments.  If you have a separate pop up box everything is ok and comments work fine but if its one where the whole post reloads with the comment box at the bottom I can't.  Blogger keeps asking me to choose a profile from the drop down box which is empty?

I have google chrome, the stay signed in box is unticked.  I have tried signing out on the page and signing back in but nothing works.

Everything was ok and it just suddenly started doing this been a week now, has anyone got any suggestions and is there any contact number for Blogger because I can't find one?

Any ideas would be most welcome and I am sorry if I have not left you a comment this week, its because I can't!!

thanks for poppin in
Karenxx

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Sshhh Sleepy Mouse...

Hello

Just a quick one from me to let you know there is a CHRISTMAS BLOWOUT  SALE on at
 Digital Delights, with  up to 70% off! You can pick  little Oralie here up for half price,  awww who could resist?


Ingredients
6x6 On the Edge Card Blank
Digital Stamp - Oralie the sleepy mouse - Digital Delights
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - I think Papermania Noel but not too sure!
TH Distress  cardstock
Die cut sentiment
Flowers - Mini blooms and Cherry blossom
Organza ribbon and gems from stash

Catch up with you all soon

Karenxx

Monday, 5 December 2011

Carollers Three

Hello peeps

I am feeling a bit brighter today, thank you for the get well wishes!!  Today I have a stepper card to show you, this is for my Mum in law (I'm lucky she's fab).  I just know she will just love these little carollers!!!
Hope you likey?  Is anyone having trouble commenting, I keep getting ' choose a profile' but then there is nothing in the drop down box?  I have logged in, out in out in out, makes no difference, any suggestions would be most welcome!

Carollers Three

Singing their hearts out!

Its cold look at the Icicles

From the top

FA LA LA LA LA LALALA LA!!

Ingredients
Digi stamp - Carollers Three 'Mo Manning'
Colouring medium -  Copics
Papers - Authentique - Wonder
TH distress card stock
Glittered velum
Sentiment - freebie with mag
Punches - Xcut Holly, Die-namics, 'Icicle border', Die-namics 'Star trio'
Lace, ribbon, gems from stash
Flowers - Carnation, Roses, WOC
Stickles ' Icicle'
Glamour Dust

I would like to enter into:
Bronte and Bella's Challenge DP2 - the great outdoors
Digistamps4Joy - Merry Christmas (no animals)
Craft your Passion - Anything goes plus glitter( vellum  and glamour dust)
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - Winter Wonderland
The Poodles Parlour - Christmas

Thanks for poppin in
take care
Karenxx


Sunday, 4 December 2011

Merry ChristMoose.......

Hello

Hope you are enjoying your Sunday and are managing to avoid all the nasty bugs about at the moment, I have picked something up, hot/cold shivers, nausea and terrible headache!  Never mind hopefully it will be short lived, I have had lots of rest today.     I wanted to pop on to show you this.......


I am so chuffed to have been asked by Wendy aka Louby Lou to join the Digital Delights DT, I start in January and am really looking forward to it, very exciting!!!!

I also have a card to show you, I have used Molly Moose from the store, love her great big smile, I reckon she just saw her present???







Ingredients
Digital Stamp - MollyMoose - Digital Delights
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - FancyPants 'winterland'
Brazil basic cardstock
Dies - Die-namics ' Star' and Die-namics Icicle border
Punches - Stampin up 'Tiny Tags,Nellie Snellen 'Branch'
Flowers - Mixed pink Roses  - WOC
Eleganza web ribbon - My mums craft shop
Stickles - Icicle
Glamour Dust 
White gel pen


I would like to enter into:
2 sisters - punches and or dies
Fab n Funky - Anything Goes

Have a great week
thanks for poppin in
Karenxx


Saturday, 3 December 2011

Beary Nice - CES DT

Good Morning

Wow what a week, been super busy so apologies if I have not caught up with you much this week, I hope to catch up with you all over the weekend.  I also have some exciting news to share with you later today so do pop back if you can..

So as its Saturday we have a new challenge for you over at CES and this week our theme chosen by our oober talented Donna is BEARS....simples!!!!

Brill I thought,  time to get out another Teddy Bea and this time she's not pink!!!  I had a go at using cheesecloth , it looks so pretty, I really love the texture it adds.

Dont forget to check out the challenge post for details of the prize and the gorgeous DT samples, they are totally scrummy.!!!!












Ingredients
Stamp - Teddy Bea 003 Wish upon a star - I love this one!
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Fancy Pants ' Winterland'
Co-ordinations cardstock
6x6 On The Edge Card blank
Flowers, Mini Blooms, Roses and Cherry Blossom
Punch - Stampin up Scallop trim border punch and Nellie Snedden ' branch
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards Die Cut
Organza ribbon, gems from stash
Stickles - Icicle
Glamour Dust
Cheesecloth



Pop over to Crafty Emma's Store here, there are lots of beautiful paper pads including Fancy Pants and you can also grab the mini blooms and cherry blossoms too!  There is also still 20% of everything (excluding vouchers and digis)

I would like to enter into:
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Cooking it up with Katie - Anything Goes

thanks for poppin in
Karenxx

Monday, 28 November 2011

Its that little Elf Pippa again.. Cutie Pie DT

Morning
Boo Hoo it's Monday, I got a busy week coming up, I feel pooped so god only knows what I will be  like at the end of it,  a zombie I expect LOL!!

Still we kick the week off with a brand new challenge for you over at Cutie Pie, and its a good one.................

Pastel Christmas...............Mmmm pretty!

So it gave me the perfect excuse  to colour up little Pippa again, this time in PINK....

We have 2 fabulous sponsors, One Stop Craft Shop and Robyns Fetish, be sure to check out the challenge post HERE for details of the prizes.







Ingredients
Digi Stamp - Little Elf Pippa, Mo Manning
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers, not sure last years stash
Flowers, white carnations, pink roses 'Wild Orchid Crafts'
Sentiment - Freebie with mag 
Seam binding, pink gems, bell from stash
Punches - Nellie Snellen ' Branch'
Lashings of stickles ' Star Dust'

Thats it simples....

I would like to enter into:
The Poodles Parlour - Christmas
Bronte and Bellas Challenge - Elves, Fairies, Santa or Snowmen 
Wild Orchid Crafts - Childs Christmas

Thanks for poppin in
Have a great week
karenxx


Sunday, 27 November 2011

Penguin Cuddles.....HCTB DT

Morning

Oh wasn't Strictly good last night,  come on Harry!!!!!  I had a bit of a lazy day, couldn't seem to get me butt in gear but I have made a couple more Christmas cards so they are building up a bit now!

So here we are with a new challenge at Here Come The Boys and its ...........................

'FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE.............

So I made a card for hubby,  look at these little cuties, all cuddled up, ahhhhh.....








Ingredients
6x6 On the edge card blank
Stamp - Sugar Nellie 'Warm Winter Wishes'
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Bo Bonny ' Snowfall' (fab pad I love it)
Punches - Stampin Up Scallop border punch, small circle punch
Wooden Heart, Snowflake charm, ribbon, bakers twine, gems from stash
Sentiment - Personal Impressions

Don't forget to check out the challenge post for details of the prize and the gorgeous DT samples!!

thanks for poppin in
Karenxx

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Birthdays with a number - . CES DT

Morning

Wow we are all saying it arn't we but seriously the weeks are just racing by, it's gonna be next Christmas before we know it!!  Also is it just me or is it the older you get the faster it goes, or is that just me going slower!!  Ok so enough of my blah blah stuff, its time for a new challenge at CES and this weeks theme is..............................
Milestone Birthdays  ...... but I think pretty much any age birthday will be ok!!

Be sure to check out the challenge post for details of the prize and take a peep at the gorgeous DT samples.
You can also visit the store here, grab yourself some Christmas goodies, go on you know you want too!!

I couldn't resist another Mo image...........what a sweetie!!


gorgeous flowers

Big hug for teddy!

Ingredients
Digi Stamp - Love Ya - Mo Manning
Colouring Medium - Copics, polychromos pencils and sansador
Co-ordinations cardstock
Papers - My Minds Eye 'Blush'
Flowers, Gardenia, Open Rose and Mini Blooms
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Heart gems, pearls, ribbon from stash
Punches - Martha Stewart 'heart border'
Nesties - circle, scallop edge circle

I would like to enter into:
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - All my fav things, well there's pink, lilac, flowers, cute image, heart border punch - I love em all!

Thanks for poppin in
Karenxx


Monday, 21 November 2011

AND THE WINNER IS

Morning

Well can I just say a massive thank you to everyone who entered my candy draw and left me some wonderful comments, I appreciate all of them so much.  Big thanks to all my blog buddies for their continued support and a big HELLO to all my new ones.    I actually feel gutted that there is only 1 prize, would be nice to send you all something!!   Anyway I did reach  my 200 target which totally amazed me and so as promised here is what I added...



And the randomly chosen winner is

MARIE LOUISE - Welcome to my World 

CONGRATULATIONS Marie Louise, if you can email me with your address to karenobrien12@gmail.com

  I can post all the goodies over to you asap.

hugs

OH AND WATCH THIS SPACE BITE SIZE CANDY COMING SOON.

Karenxxxxxx


Little Elf..............

Morning

Oh why does Monday come round so quick, I don't feel like I had much crafty time,still hubby is off this week so at least I should home home to a hoovered house and dinner in the oven, I better do or else!!!

So my card today is another Mo image, its the upside down elf on the bauble....cute ehh, .mmm I need them all!  Err excuse the mistake which I did not notice until I finished my post, off to colour the bit on her neck that I missed LOL!!


awww look at that little face






Ingredients
On the edge card blank
Digi stamp - Little elf Pippa ' Mo Manning'
Colouring medium - Copics
Tim Holts distress card stock
Papers - Authentique ' wonder'
Sentiment - freebie with mag
Flowers, mini blooms and cherry blossoms
Red berries - wild orchid crafts
Punches - Xcut - Holly Leaf
Ribbon, gems from stash
Lashings of icicle stickles

I am entering into:
Paper Sundaes - Beautiful bows
The Crafty Pad - Traditional Colours - red/green/gold
2 sisters - Let it sparkle

thanks for poppin in
Karenxx


Sunday, 20 November 2011

Teddy Bea again and she's pink ... Again.......

Hello

Its me again, I am back with Teddy Bea, had to go pink again, couldn't help myself.  This is  going to be for my niece's birthday which is in a couple of weeks time, she does ballet so I hope she will like it.  I got my E30 copic so I am happier with the colour of Bea now!    Also don't forget the current challenge at Cutie Pie is Bears which runs for another week so still plenty of time to enter.


look at her little face  awwww

Teddy Bea and flowers

Ingredients
Teddy Bo - Teddy Bea 095 Ballet Shoes
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - MME Lost and Found ' blush'
Brazil bling card stock
Chalk for edges
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Nesties - Blossom, circle and scallop circle
Pink bakers twine
Ballerina charm - the ribbon girl
Lace, ribbon and gems from stash


This little sweetie is going into:
Delightful Challenges - BINGO, pattern paper, die cuts, Flowers (3rd row down)
Southern Girls - BINGO Lace, 3 patterned papers, glitter (top row across)


Last day to enter the candy draw, be sure to check back tomorrow to see if you are the winner, good luck!

thanks for poppin in
Karenxx



Saturday, 19 November 2011

CANDY TIME

Hello

CANDY NOW CLOSED


THIS IS A STICKY POST UNTIL 20/11/11 - PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MY OTHER POSTS......


THANK YOU SO MUCH


Hello

Here is my little bit of candy for you, just because I want to really.  I have been blogging for just over a year now and really have had so much fun.   It means the world to me when people pay me a visit and I really do appreciate it.

You do need to be a follower to be eligible but please only do so if you like my blog  not just for the candy, that NO fair!  If you could pop a pic in your sidebar to help spread the word that would also be great but not necessary to be included in the draw.   Just leave me a comment on this post and the winner will be drawn on Sunday 20th November and I will announce it on Monday 21st November.  Oh and if I reach the 200 follower milestone I promise to add some more!!

Ingredients
Papermania Capsule Collection Liquorice Sherbet A5 pack
Milton and Co Christmas paper stack pad
Personal Impressions 'Everyday words' clear stamp set
Universal embossing folder - Budding Vine
2 x Lili of the valley stamps - Christmas Candle and Love Grows
Stamping Bazaar rubber stamp  - Josie in Hat
2 Reels of ribbon 
1 pack brown bakers twine
1 pack pink dew drops
Selection of mini wooden buttons
Handful of small paper doilies
1m natural cotton lace
25 Baby pink open roses (25mm)
5 Dark blue open roses (25mm)
1 pack silver gem stones

Good luck everyone
Hugs
Karenxxx


Wee Winter Fairy - CES DT

Good Morning

Yay its Saturday, bit foggy but I think we are meant to have a dry and bright day and I plan on having a mad couple of hours giving the place a bit of tidy up and then its off to my cupboard for me!!

So today we have a new challenge for you over at CES and our lovely Kaylou has chosen a theme that will help you along with those Christmas cards.................*****SNOWFLAKES*****


Be sure to check out the challenge post here for details of the prize and you don't want to miss my teamies  DT cards which are beautiful......go see..

I chose another of Syliva Zets gorgeous digi images, this one is Winter Fairy, look at that little Robins face, how cute can you get!!!


Close up


Ingredients
Digi Stamp - Winter Fairy ' Wee Stamps'
Colouring medium - Copics
6x6 Scallop card blank from store
Papers - Authentique ' Wonder' from store
Brazil basics card stock
Gold Mirror card
Flower Button from store
Punches - Kars small and medium snowflake
Ribbon and gems, twine from stash
Sentiment - Freebie with mag
Glamour Dust
Loads of Twinklets


Hop over here to visit the store 



I would like to enter into
Crafty Catz - Snowflakes
Winter Wonderland - Cute Christmas


Strictly tonight WAHOO

Have a great weekend
Karenxx

Monday, 14 November 2011

Time for Teddy Bears - Cutie Pie DT

Morning

Did you enjoy your weekend, I hope so, we actually had a lovely bright sunny day yesterday, just what I needed after pretty much a week of dismal grey skies!

Ok so that's another fortnight gone by in a flash and that means a new challenge over at Cutie Pie and this time the theme is BEARS  awww cute!!  Now really excited as we are sponsored by the awesome Teddy Bo and lots of the DT have joined us for this challenge, hop over here and see, you don't want to miss out!!  If that wasn't enough we are also sponsored by the totally fabulous
 Crafty Emma's Store, there is a MASSIVE SALE on in store, with discounts of up to 80% as well as lots of yummy crafty goodies and beautiful papers to pre-order.

This is my very first Teddy Bo, I know I am going to be hooked now, I loved colouring this one up,although I was a copic shade short so I am going to invest as couldn't quite get the shading right with just the 2.  This is number 004 isn't she gorgeous????





Ingredients
Stamp - Teddy Bea 004
Colouring medium - Copics, polychromos pencils
Brazil Basics cardstock
Papers - Pink - Crate Paper 'Random' - Crafty Emma's (not sure on the other one)
Flowers - Roses and Carnations - Wild Orchid Crafts
Mini Blooms - Crafty Emma's
Lace,pearls, ribbon from stash
Dies - Nesties 'Blossom'
Sentiment - Stampin up
Punches - NS Branch, SU Circle
Stickles ' Frosted Lace'


I am entering into:
Paper Sundaes - Digital Image
Truly Scrumptious - BINGO, middle line down, Gems, flowers, punch/die cuts
Thanks for poppin in
Karenxxx


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Red and Green should be seen - HCTB DT

Morning

Well yesterdays Christmas shopping trip was exhausting, we trudged all over Maidstone which I have to say is now pants for shopping, very few decent shops left, I think it's appalling considering we are meant to be the county town, and then it all seemed to be the same as last year which was the same as the year before and so it goes on.  We did make a start and got a few bits but perhaps I just was not in the mood!!

Anyway enough of my moaning (I could go on believe me) its time for a new challenge over at
Here Come The Boys and we have a colour combo for you this time...


RED AND GREEN..... now that should also help with your Christmas cards.

So I have gone a whole week without posting one of Mo's carollers, so I reckoned that was long enough,  I have done the little boy this time...




Ingredients
Stamp - Charlie Carolling  - Mo Manning
Colouring medium - Copics
Brazil basics card stock
Papers - Authentique ' free bird'
Gold Mirror card
Punches - Stampin up circle
Dies - Die namics 'Star trio'
Music Stamp - LOTV
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo
Sentiment - Craftwork cards
Pears and twine from stash

I am entering  into:
2 sisters - Anything goes
Miami Doodles - Christmas
Bearly Mine - One for the Boyz
Totally Papercrafts - Victorian

thanks for poppin in
Karenxx


Saturday, 12 November 2011

Ribbons and Roses - CES DT

Good Morning

Wahoo its Saturday, actually this week has flown by, I seem to have been chasing my tail all week!!

So of course its time for a new challenge over at CES and our loverly Julie has chosen a fabulous theme for you

Ribbon and Roses  (pretty)!!

Be sure to check out the challenge post HERE for details of the prize and oggle at the totally gorgeous DT samples, my teamies are oober talented!!!!

Also there is still time to grab yourself a bargain, the sale is still on in store with discounts of up to 80%  THAT'S MASSIVE!!

So here is my card, I treated myself to this totally adorable little WEE stamp and my hubby treated me to a new die that I had my eye on for a while now, its that big Magnolia flourish.....






Ingredients
Digi Stamp - Wee Stamp 'Wee Florist'
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers -MME Oh lala for her
Brazil bling cardstock
Chalks for edging
Assorted flowers
Pears and ribbon from stash
Magnolia DooHickey Die
Punches - Martha Stewart Vintage Doily
Glamour dust
Stickles 'Frosted Lace

This little sweetie is going into:

Crafty Catz - Use a digi (image)
Polka Doodle - Pearls, swirls and pastels

I am off Christmas Shopping (yuck) so I will catch up with you all laters!!!

Have a great weekend

Karenxx


:PS Still time to enter the candy draw, see sticky post at top!



Monday, 7 November 2011

Little Maisie again....


Morning all

Here we go again, the start of another week, mine is gonna be pretty busy at work and at home so not sure if I will get much posted this week.   I just had to colour up Maisie Caroling again, I just can't help myself, its her little face, so cute singing away..   ahhh.



Close up flowers 

Maisie singing away

Ingredients
Stamp  - Maisie Caroling - Mo Manning
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers, last years Papermania Joyeux Noel and spotty one not sure as scrap
Flowers, ribbon, button and gems from stash
Little bell from my sis
Wooden snowflak, inked up
Distress inks - vintage photo
Loads of stickles and glamour dust on this one
Punches -NS Branch


Hope you likey, I would like to enter into:

Inspire me Fridays - always anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Make is sparkle
Delightful Challenges - A very sparkly Christmas
Paperplay Challenges - Button UP

thanks for poppin in
Karenxx