My lovely friends, thank you xx

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Shabby Chic - Fab n Funky DT


Hope your week is going well so far, just a couple more days to the weekend!

This week at Fab N Funky we want you to go Shabby Chic!

We are sponsored by the Stamping Boutique, hop over here and take a look.

Oh never done a shabby chic card before not sure if I have here either but I must admit I am pretty pleased with it! The beautiful Prima papers are from the Madeline collection and the cherry blossoms and roses from Wild orchid crafts. The stamp is Inkadinkado, what a fab sentiment! I used some cream lace and green organza ribbon, a few gems and punched butterflies. I finished the top and bottom of the card with some stringy stuff! I could have done with some distress inks I think to rub round the edges but I haven't got any. I did think about getting a t-bag out but decided NOT.

I hope you will join us this week, I am really looking forward to seeing your Shabby Chic!

I would like to enter into the following, if they qualify, not sure as only stamped sentiment?
If not no problem!

Patties Creations - flowers or flowers and pearls

thanks for poppin in

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

For the Kids - Digital Tuesday DT

Good morning and Happy Tuesday!!

Time for a new challenge over at Digital Tuesday and this week Lora has chosen...

For the kids

We are sponsored by My Grafico and you can hop over here to browse the digital arts and crafts store!

I have used an image from Pink Cat Studio for my card, this little monster is called Rex Loves Cake! He is coloured with copics and the fab papers are My Minds Eye ' Gertie' , makes your eyes go funny LOl! I followed a fab sketch at Sketch Saturday, love it for this card.

I really hope you will join us this week, should be a really fun challenge.

I would like to enter into

Paper Cutz - 3 Patterned papers
Paper Playtime - Digi Monday, anything goes

Have a great week

Karen xx

Monday, 28 March 2011

Sparkle n Shine - Incy Wincy DT


Kicking off the week with a brand new challenge at Incy Wincy which is Sparkle and Shine!

We are thrilled to be sponsored by Heart song Designs and the DT also got some images to play with so be sure to check out the challenge blog to see the beautiful creations.

Now last week I hid my embossing and I haven't done much better this week either. I have not gone overboard on sparkle but hey the little butterfly on his nose is glamour dusted and I have some lovely sparkly gems!

This is Butterfly bear from the store coloured with copics, so sweet! The papers are those Wild Rose Studio ones again and the ribbon is certain celery from SU.

I hope you will join us this week, I am sure you can add more sparkle than me LOl!!

take care

Sunday, 27 March 2011



I am very excited to tell you about a new challenge blog called ........

The challenge blog will run fortnightly and will be dedicated to men and boys cards/projects along with their toys of course!!

It launches today with some fabulous blog candy goodies YUMMY!!

There are THREE prizes to give away (see below) but the more followers the more prizes will be added!

To be in with a chance hop over to the challenge blog here and follow the instructions. All you have to do is leave your name with Mr Linky, become a follower of the challenge blog and post one of the pics below on your sidebar to help spread the word!




Now the last bit why am I so excited, because I have been asked to join the DT! Yipee!!

I hope you will join us, I think it will be loads of fun and don't forget it will also be a chance to showcase lovely Edwin who of course is just as lovely as Tilda but in a MAN way!!

Have a great evening.

Karen xx

Goin Clubbing!!!!!!!!............


Oh this makes me feel old, it must be 20+ years since I last went clubbing, strutting me stuff in my green (yes green) cords and black suede stilletoes to D.I.S.C.O!!

Hope you are enjoying your Sunday, after a misog start we have had lovely sunshine today, bit breezy but that's good got my washing dry!!

I decided to have a go at a Kenny K image today, these are fab to colour in and they have such lovely faces.

This one is 'Club Kid' and she is coloured with Copics. The funky papers are from Wild Rose Studio 'Cherry Cake', I love the textured look on them and all the embellies from stash.

I hope you like her ( Heidy marks out of 10 please, don't be mean though LOL!!!)

I would like to enter into;
Charisma Cardz - Birthday for a teen

Thanks for poppin in

Saturday, 26 March 2011

On the Swing..........


Thank goodness its the weekend, I have been quite under the weather this week, can't quite put my finger on it but it seems I am not the only one, I have seen a lot of posts where people have been poorly. I hope if you are one of them that you are now feeling better. I didn't even get my DT card done for Fab N funky this week so apologies to my teamies.

I have made a card today though using an image from Pollycraft, these really are gorgeous, sweet images! I think they might be one of my new favs!!!

This little sweetie is called Swinging Friends and I have coloured her with copics. The gorgeous prima papers are from the Annalee and Madeline collections. I got the fab flowers in a clear out at WH Smiths and changed them round a bit, they are a great match! The swirls are from a Marianne die and I also used a butterfly punch and border punch and rectangle nesties. I followed a fab sketch at Friday Sketchers which I won last week - whoo hoo!

I would like to enter into

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Pearls and Swirls
CES - Die Cut Crazy

Oh and nearly 100 fabby followers, there will be a little bit of candy up for grabs to celebrate once I hit it!

thanks for poppin in

take care

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Button Up ..........Digital Tuesday DT

Morning and Happy Tuesday

Its my turn to choose the theme this week at Digital Tuesday and I have chosen 'Buttons'. You can use just one or a hundred, its up to you!

We are sponsored by the fabulous Stamping Boutique and the DT got some fab images to play with. Hope over and take a look, you will be spoilt for choice!

I have used Rabbit in Egg from the store for my card.

This cutie is coloured with copics and the papers are Forever Friends 'Springtime', look at those little chickies! I have used a digital sentiment from Pink Cat Studio. The little buttons are from the capsule collection by papermania.

I would like to enter into;
Friday Sketchers - Fab sketch
2 sisters - Furry friends, rabbit and chicks
Whoopsi Daisy - Easter time

Have fun!


Monday, 21 March 2011

Can you see it?????...Incy Wincy DT

Good Morning

The only good thing about Mondays is that we have a new challenge for you at Incy Wincy and this week it is

.... Embossing...... Dry or Heat

We are very pleased to be sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps and we got some images to play with too!! There is also a $10.00 spend in store up for grabs for one lucky winner.

I have used an image from the store by Hope Jacare called Daisy 2.

Ok now for the game of 'spot the embossing' LOL. I have embossed my Brazil card stock using a beautiful paisley embossing folder and did have a nice 2.5 cm border so that it showed, but then I faffed around and changed the design so much I ended up cutting it off, you can only just see a little bit round the edges but I promise it is there. She is coloured with copics and out came my new fav die by Marianne, love this one.

I would like to enter into
DYSU - add a bow

Hope you will join us this week

thanks for poppin in

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sunday Sweetness


I got myself a Simply Adorable digi image, I really am on the fence with these, one minute I love them and the next not so much!! Anyway thought I would have a go, they are nice to colour and if like me you find the shading a bit difficult they really do help you with it.

The papers are Craftwork cards and they were a freebie with a mag! The flourish is a punch (its my sisters which I forgot to give back!) and the little flower is punched using the Boho flowers from Stampin Up. I added some lace and seam binding, kinda liked it simple so I left it at that.

Enjoy your Sunday


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Going Green - Fab N Funky DT

Good Morning

I hope your week is going well, I always like doing my Wednesday post coz it's half way to the weekend!! Yippee!!!

Ok this week at Fab n Funky our challenge is a St Patricks Day theme or if you prefer just to use green as your main feature colour.

The prize this week is a GDT slot, we would love to have you come join us!

I have to be honest I struggled a bit with this one, um just was not in the mood but it's kind of grown on me a bit!!

I love the image though which is Lily in Rain gear from Pink Cat Studio and I wanted to draw some puddles but was too scared LOL!!!

She is coloured with copics and the papers are Dovecraft's Back to Basics II. I have gone for the wonky look which I just love at the moment and seem to keep using!! The flowers and gems are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I would like to enter into:
Pattie's Creations - Go Green Challenge
Raise The Bar - Create your own GREEN - Girl, Ribbon, Embellishment(flowers)Embellishment(gems) Nesties

thanks for poppin in

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Its Magical at Digital Tuesday - DT

Morning and Happy Tuesday!

Oh we have a magical challenge this week for you over at Digital Tuesday as chosen by our lovely Ellie!

Its a Magical World - Fairies, Fantasy,Dragons,Unicorns etc

We are sponsored by the fabulous Spesch Designer Stamps and you can check out these cute and gorgeous stamps here! There is also 3 digis up for grabs for one very lucky winner so be sure to play along.

I have had this image for a little while now and not yet inked her up so I thought I would remedy that for this challenge. This little sweetie is Ella with Wand from Wild Rose Studio and she is coloured with copics! ( I love my new copics!) and of course her little wings and wand have been generously splattered with glamour dust! The papers are Cherry Cupcake also from Wild Rose Studio and the sentiment is a digi from Pink Cat Studio. My new fav die from Marianne dies and a butterfly punch. Lots and lots of little gems on this one and a little gingham ribbon!

I would also like to enter into;
Delightful Challenges - Use a butterfly

I hope you have a magical week

thanks for poppin in

Monday, 14 March 2011

For the Boys - Incy Wincy DT


Another weekend over in the blink of an eye, why do they go so quickly?.......

We have a new challenge for you today at Incy Wincy which is ................

...................For the Boys..............

We are sponsored by the Aspire to Thrive Children's Charity and there is a $10 spend up for grabs in the store!

I have used this cute little mouse from the store, coloured with my new copics! The dotty papers are MME 'Asparagus' which are a fab paper pack. I used a few craftwork candy and that's it nice and simple!

I hope you will join us this week

Have fun

Sunday, 13 March 2011

No Laughing Please.......hehe

at my first attempt with Copics!!


Practise needed, yes for sure but I must admit I am really pleased with them and for me personally I do find them much easier to use which is a bloomin good job seeing as I bought 144 of them!!!!! Roll on the LOTV masterclass!!

Anyway my neighbour next door but one was very excited to tell me yesterday that her grandson who is 7 ( I think) was on the Chris Moyles radio show doing some rapping, apparently he was awesome and Chris sent him a card! A star in the making me thinks! So I have made this card for him, I haven't got an image of singing into a microphone but I liked this one and thought it was nice for his age. This one is Billy rockstar but today it is Michael Rap Star!! It is from Pink Cat studio as is the sentiment. The papers are papermania and I added some red to zing it up!

I would like to enter into
CES - Men Only
Moving along with the times - Card for a male

thanks for poppin in

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

A girly challenge - Fab N Funky DT


Happy Wednesday, half way to the weekend, YIPPEE!!

Oh its so my kind of challenge this week at Fab N Funky which is 'Make it Girly'!!!

We are so pleased to be sponsored by Pink Cat Studio, hop over and check them out FAB!!

He He, I love pink and ribbon the perfect challenge you would think for me to use these in abundance but NO you won't find a single bit of pink on my card!!

This is Sweet Love from Blue Butterfly stamps and she is coloured with promarkers. The papers are My Minds Eye 'Hazel' collection. The cherry blossoms are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have used a Craftwork cards sentiment. Lace and pearls from stash.

I followed a really fabby sketch at Sketch Saturday!

I hope you will join us this week, can't wait to see all the girly creations.

I would like to enter into:
Sketch Saturday - sketch!
Delicious Doodles - Make the card of your choice
Totally papercrafts - Pearls and Lace
Stamp Something - March Digi Day

take care

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Digital Tuesday Blop Hop Winner


Oh I really enjoyed the blog hop and I would like to say a massive thank you for all the lovely comments and a very warm welcome to my new blog buddies!

The winner of 2 digis from Spesch Designer Stamps is .....................................................

Well done and if you can email Lora at she will tell you how to claim your prize. Please can you put blog hop winner in the subject line.

Take care

Welcome Little One - Digital Tuesday DT


I hope you enjoyed our blog hop last week, we all certainly had fun and thank you so much for playing along! I will do a seperate post this evening to announce the winner of my blog prize!!

We have a new challenge for you today at Digital Tuesday as chosen by our very lovely Anne Marije which is..

'Welcome Little One'!

We are thrilled to be sponsored by Robyns Fetish, hop over and take a look!

I have used a Doodle Pantry image and sentiment, I have been itching to use this one, so cute!! I have coloured with promarkers and papers are Papermania capsule collection. I had these fab little star buttons in my stash and I used some seam binding for the bow!

I hope you will join us this week, I expect there will be lots of oohing and arrhing when I pop round to see your creations!!

I would like to enter this into:
Doodle Pantry Challenge - Use a Doodle Pantry Image
Charisma Cards - Four legged friends

Thanks for poppin in

Monday, 7 March 2011

Pastel Colours - Incy Wincy DT

Good Morning

For the Digital Tuesday Blog Hop, click here.

I hope you had a fabby weekend whatever you were up to, I have been very lazy this weekend, oops!!

Anyway the start of another week and we kick it off at Incy Wincy with a lovely little challenge

Use Pastel Colours

We are so pleased to be sponsored by Digital Delights and the DT got some gorgeous images to play with. There is also 3 digi images up for grabs for the lucky winner so make sure you play along.

This is Bongo the dog, isn't he cute? I have coloured him with promakers and given him a lovely silver sparkly tag! The papers are the freebie ones from Pink Petticoat and the ribbon, lace and gems from stash. I also used my Stampin Up scalloped edge punch and nesties.

I hope you will join us this week and don't forget to check out the rest of the DT!

I would like to enter into:
Charisma Cards - Four legged friends

Take care