My lovely friends, thank you xx

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



Sunday, 6 November 2011

All wrapped Up ....

Morning my lovelies.....

Firstly my thoughts are with the families of those involved in that terrible accident yesterday, I just saw the pics in the paper, I just can't imagine how terrifying that must have been, truly awful!

So today I have a little card using one of my new Sassy stamps, this one is 'All Wrapped Up,.....  I have again used my EP 'Seasons Greetings'  papers but I tell you what a great buy as I have nearly used them all up, no half pad left with one's you don't like?..    I have used that little heart again, well hey I got a pack of 10 so why  not LOL.

Today I have to go food shopping (yuck) I started Slimming World last week so lots of healthy stuff going in my basket, well that's the plan anyway but you know what they say about plans...........???

I was following Erika's lovely sketch at The Sugar Bowl , but I have missed an element so can't enter but its pretty much it.
Side View

Close up - isn't she gorgeous!

Little Heart and Lace

Full View



Ingredients
Stamp - Sugar Nellie - All wrapped up
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Echo Park, Seasons Greetings
Brazil bling card stock
Distress Inks - Antique Linen
Wooden heart 
Ribbon, lace and pearls from stash
Hand stitching


I am entering this sweetie into:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Stitching (hand stitching)
Saturated Canary Challenge - Easy as 123, 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellies (heart,lace, pearls)


Thanks for poppin in
take care
Karenxx


Saturday, 5 November 2011

Entertain Us Please......... - CES DT

Morning

How was your week, I have to say mine seem to speed past, I can't believe its the weekend again but I'm not complaining!

So Saturday means a new challenge at CES and Caroline has chosen the theme Entertain Us. We would like to see your cards/projects that are inspired by a song or movie  - great fun!!!  Don't forget to tell us on your post!

Make sure you check out the challenge blog HERE for details of the prize, you could win a spend up in store and of course you can see all the gorgeous DT samples...

So I have gone for an oldie, Dean Martin, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snow........and I had to use another of these Mo Manning images, I LOVE them!!!!!







Ingredients
Stamp - Ragged Angel ' Mo Manning
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Echo Park ' seasons greetings'
Sentiment - Freebie with Papercraft Essentials Mag
Distress Inks ' Antique Linen
Star - Craft for all Occasions
Stickles 
Gems

Pop over to Crafty Emma's Store, there is a MASSIVE SALE on with up to 80% off, don't miss out!!

Entering into
Southern Girls - Can you hear the music? - Let It Snow, Dean Martin

Thanks for poppin in
take care
Karenxx


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

For You....

Morning

I have a little card to share with you today using an image from Pollycraft.  I was in a blue mood but I think she suits this colour.  I love the little heart, bargain pack of about 10 from Hobbycraft, only £1.49 per pack and I have just used some distress ink to bring the pattern out, really pleased how it turned out.



Close up of heart detail



Ingredients
Stamp - Sonny Honeycloud 'For you ' Pollycraft
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers -MME Stella Rose ' Hattie'
Heart - Craft for Occasions
Distress Ink ' weathered storm
Lace, pearls and seam binding from stash
Antique blue wild open rose from WOC, rest from stash
Sentiment ' stampin up
Punches - Martha Stewart 'vintage doily, Stampin up 1 and 1 1/4 circles, Martha Stewart Butterfly

I am entering her into
Papertake Weekly - anything goes

Don't forget you can enter my candy HERE

thanks for poppin in
Karenxxx


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Urchin with bird

Good Morning

I hope you had a good start to the week,  we had some good news from the gas and electric, we finally had our meter read and we got a letter today to say a rebate is in the post,  its a hefty one too so just perfect this close to Christmas, that's all the presents sorted!!!  Takes the pressure of a bit, PHEW..

 I have nearly got my blog candy together, just waiting for a couple of packages to arrive and then it will be good to go!

So I am back again with another Mo Manning image and I kept the design pretty similar to my card yesterday in terms of papers and embellies, but I have used a different image, colours and layout so I hope you likey????  I am quite slow at colouring anyway but I spent nearly two hours on this one and I enjoyed every minute....all 120 of them !!!!





Ingredients
Stamp - Urchin with Bird - Mo Manning
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Echo Park ' Seasons Greetings'
Sentiment - Freebie with Papercraft Essentials Mag
Distress Inks - Antique Linen
Twine from Marks and Spencer ( a good find by my sis)
Flowers - Roses - Woc, Mini Blooms Crafty Emma's Store
Lace and pearls from stash
Punches - NS Branch, Stampin Up Circle

I would like to enter into
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Lace it up
Craft your Passion - BINGO top row across, flowers, pearls.punch
Papercrafting Journey - Use a digi (image)

Thanks for poppin in
Karenxxx