My lovely friends, thank you xx

Monday, 30 January 2012

Come Here Me Hearty's ................

Morning

Happy Monday, today I am hostess over at Digital Delights, hehe, pop over HERE and take a look.

I have used this fab Pirate from the shop, hope you likey??


Presley found some treasure


Ingredients
Digi Stamp - Presley Pirate Digital Delights
Sentiment - Ahoy Sentiment Set - Digital Delights
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Papermania capusle collection 
Co-ordinations card stock
Punches - EK success Swirl border punch
Dies - Die-namics Clouds trio
Button and bakers twine from stash

I would like to enter into:
Tuesday Throwdown - charming
Crazy for Challenges  - Layer it on
Send a smile for Kids - Anything goes for kids
Fussy and Fancy - Polka Dots

thanks for poppin in
have a great week
Karenxx

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Lady in Red.....CES DT

Morning
Oh thank goodness for weekends, I got a busy one again though.  Hubby is after a motorbike and we are going to look at one today and then we are going to stop on the way back for some lunch which should be nice and then after that got to come home and do some chores!!  I want to go and see MI4 so might get to the pictures too if I am lucky!  Anyway enough of my waffle, today brings a new challenge for us over at CES and the theme is CHECK IT OUT......

Make sure you check out ( no pun intended) the fab DT samples and details of the prize here, you could win a £10 spend up in store!!!

So I was in a red mood coz I got lots of lovely red papers at the moment, I love this image, what a stunner!!





Ingredients
Stamp - Frosted Rose - Crafts and Me
Colouring medium - Copics
Sentiment - LOTV
6x6 Scallop card blank
Papers, mix MME Everyday Flair, EP Happy Days
Brazil basics card stock
Red mini blooms, flower button and liquorice bakers twine from store
Ribbon and gems from stash

I would like to enter into:

Creative Card Crew- Seeing Red
Crafty Boots - Inspired by song title - Lady in Red -Chris De Burgh

Have a great Saturday
thanks for poppin in
Karenxxx

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Boo Boo Bear.......Digital Delights DT

Morning

Were nearly there, one more day to go until the weekend, I don't count today coz I'm already up!! LOL. So today I have the cutest little bear to show you from Digital Delights, he's is just so sweet and a very versatile image.  I mean he would do Birthdays, Thank You, Mothers Day, Get Well, For a Friend,Sorry to name a few,   he's sure to put a  smile on the recipients face! And as always if you are in a hurry or prefer not to colour  he comes already coloured too... perfect!!

Hop over here for some fabulous Digital Delights DT inspiration and of course if you fancy a challenge check out our challenge blog HERE!





Ingredients
Digital Stamp - Boo Boo Bear - Digital Delights
Sentiment - Happy Birthday  - Digital Delights
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - MME 'Everyday Flair'
Brazil basics card stock
Punches - MS Butterfly, MS Vintage doily border punch
Flowers - Daisy and Roses
Lace, ribbon, pearls and flower button from stash

I would like to enter into:
Scrappy Frogs - Lace

I am off to work and tonight working on some DT stuff, catch up with you all soon!
Thanks for poppin in
Karenxx



Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Pucker Up Ladies..........

Morning

Hope your week has got off to a good start, I had an awful day at work yesterday but I soon cheered up when I found my name had come up on Colette's blog in the draw on the Teddy Bo blog hop so I got to pick a free digi and I also won Colette's candy too!!  YAY ME, I am not normally very lucky in draws!!

My pics are a little dark so please excuse, it's so dismal here that I struggled to get a good one!!  My fav pink Copic ran out so I had to use the RV range, I don't like them quite as much, slightly to fluorescent or my liking however I think sweet sugar candy pink quite suits this image.








Ingredients
Stamp - Kissy - Mo Manning (such a cutie look at those chops!)
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers MME 'Love Me' - there fab I love them!
Brazil basics card stock
Punches - MS Heart border punch
Dies  - Cheery Lyn Designs - Leaf
Big red flower I had in my stash for ages, white cherry blossoms WOC
Seam binding and pearls from stash

I would like to enter into:
My time to craft - Fav embellishment - Flowers
Cupcake Craft Challenges - all you need is love
Wags N Whiskers - Love/Valentine
Craft us Crazy - Valentine/Love

thanks for poppin in
Karenxxxx

Monday, 23 January 2012

Sweet Wryn - Cutie Pie DT

Morning

It's Monday again, got to go to work again, Boo Hoo!  I keep dreaming of a whole week off just to craft wouldn't that me lovely especially if I had lots of pennies to buy lots of new  yummy stash  too, LOL!

Okay so we kick the week off with a brand new challenge at Cuties Pies and the theme for the next fortnight is.............Favourite Song...........now that's easy right?

We are lucky to be sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store, Emma has a fab SALE on at the moment, hop over HERE and bag some bargains.

 I have gone for another Tiddly Ink stamp from the Wryn and friends collection ' Wryn and Wren Too Tweet, she is just so sweet...  My songs is Bette Midler, Wind beneath my Wings, a fabulous song!!




Ingredients
Digital stamp - Wryn and Wren Too Tweet - Tiddly Inks
Colouring medium - Copics
Sentiment - Tiddly Inks
Papers - MME 'A Beautiful Life - available at Crafty Emma's Store
Stampin up card stock
Punches - NS Branch, MS Butterfly, MS Vintage Doily
Die Cut Fence
Assortment of flowers, cherry blossoms, roses and mini blooms
 Pearls, lace and ribbon from stash

I would like to enter into
Tiddly Inks - colour combo green, yellow, orange and blue
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - ribbons and bows 
4 Crafty Chicks - Summer in January

Hope you have a great week.
hugs
Karenxx

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Dino Crazy..... Here Come the Boys DT

Morning

Can I have Saturday back please, it went way to quick.  I wanted to say thank you to all my lovely blog buddies for visiting me and leaving me so many fab comments, it makes my day!

We are going Dinosaur mad at Here Come The Boys, that's the new challenge for the next fortnight.   Our very own Woo is sponsoring so be sure to check out details of the prize and of course the fabulous DT samples here



Ingredients
Dinosaur digi stamp - Little Musings
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers Mix - Black stripe - Fancy Pants 'Its the little things, Orange dots MME Oh La la for her (but fine for mans card lol)
Coordinations card stock
Gems from stash


thanks for poppin in
Enjoy Sunday, looking forward to Dancing on Ice tonight!

hugs
Karenxx

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Ballerina Girl.....

Hello

So glad it's the weekend, naff weather though very cold and windy,,,yucky!!!  I grabbed a couple of hours today in my little cupboard although I probably should have been doing some ironing, never mind it will still be there tomorrow!! This little beauty from The Paper Shelter caught my eye and just had to buy her, LOL.  Spoilt for choice for stamps and digi's at the moment, there are so many I just love, I don't know what to do first!! 


  

  



Ingredients
Stamp - The Lovely Ballerina - The Paper Shelter
Colouring Medium - Copics
Stampin Up card stock
Papers - First Edition 'Love Letters'
Sentiment - Personal impressions
Punches - Ek success - Double crochet lace, NS branch
Flowers - WOC
Nesties - Ovals
Pearls from stash
I would like to enter into:
Cute Card Thursday - Music and Dance
My Mums Craft Shop - Whats your fav - oh pink!!

I'm off to catch up with you all.
Hugs
Karenxxx

Thursday, 19 January 2012

A Hearthrob and a very special Birthday....

Hello dear peeps

Hope your week has been a good one so far, nearly at the weekend, not long now!


Today I have another character to show you from the Fabulous Fifties release at Digital Delights.  Now this cool dude is a bit of a looker dont you think, meet Hearthrob Ritchie!!

Now this chap is a dream to colour up but of course as with all the images at Digital Delights he is also available ready coloured, now that's gonna make a a really fab, quick and easy and cool card!!


Hop over here and check out all the gorgeous DT work and of course don't forget to check out he latest challenge here.


Ingredients
Stamp - Hearthrob Ritchie - Digital Delights
Sentiment - 50's Sentiment set - Digital Delights
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Echo Park ' Happy Days'
Co-orindations card stock
Button and gems from stash
Mini bulldog clip - Stampin Up

I would like to enter into:
Incy Wincy - Bold and Bright
Carfty Catz - Something new - Stamp
2 sisters - Metal


Today is also a very special day as it's my sons 18th Birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMIE! He really is a totally fabulous young man and I am so proud of him. Where have the years gone, I can't believe it!!  Its very rare he lets me take a pic but I will try and get some tonight and blog them at the weekend!   We are out for a meal tonight to celebrate and he is off to a concert with some friends in London tomorrow night so I hope he really enjoys it.  

thanks for poppin in
Karenxxx


Sunday, 15 January 2012

Love Grows

Evening

Oh I haven't had much crafty time this weekend, no fair, but I could not wait any longer to do one of these fabulous Tiddly Inks from the new release, how cute.  And where have I been because until these started poppin up I don't think I even new about them, well I do now and they are going to be a firm favourite with me for sure.  Just the cutest and loved colouring this one up.






Ingredients
Digi Stamp - Wryn Love Grows - Tiddly Inks
Colouring Medium - Copics
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Papers - MME ' Everyday Flair
Co-ordinations card stock
Flowers - Cherry blossoms and roses - WOC
Martha Stewart butterfly punch and frond punch
Lace, pearls and ribbon from stash

I would like to enter into
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Celebration (valentines)
Moving along with the times - Spots and/or stripes (stripey paper, spots on butterflies)

I'm off to serve up dinner, Liver and Bacon, YUM, then gonna watch Dancing on Ice and catch up with you all after that!!
Hope you have a great week
hugs
karenxxxx



Saturday, 14 January 2012

Vintage Dahling!!! CES DT


Morning 

Its Saturday whoop whoop but then unwhoop whoop coz I got loads of naff stuff to do so not much crafty time this weekend. I wish I could have a cleaner and an ironer and a cook and a personal trainer, LOL!! 

Wow mammoth entries last week at CES, sure kept me busy all week, but OMG I saw so many amazing cards, so much insipiration!   This weeks challenge as I am sure you can guess from the post title is Vintage, mmm now me likes vintage, can't say I am that great at it but I do love having a go!!!  Don't forget to check out the challenge post here for details of the prize and you can hop to the store HERE.

So I inked up a Sassy and teamed her with some gorgeous MME papers, yummo!!!

Lets Hit The Town


Close Up Flowers and swirl

Gorgeous Dahling!

Ingredients
Stamp - Lets Hit The Town - Sugar Nellie
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers MME Blush 
Flowers, Pink/white two tone, White  Roses and Pink Cherry Blossoms WOC
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
My new  nestie ' Beaded Oval' (thanks Lisa wink wink)
Punches -  Martha Stewart Vintage Doily
Dies - Magnolia Heart Swirl (my fav at the mo)
Pearls from stash
TH Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

I would like to enter into:
DYSU - Pink
Cooking it up with Katie - Pink, pearls, flowers
My Mums Craft Shop - Here come the girls
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Something New, my new Oval Nesties
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for poppin in
Take Care
Karenxxx


Thursday, 12 January 2012

Digital Delights New Release DT

Hello

Such an exciting day for me as its my first official post for Digital Delights as a DT member and I am thrilled to be able to show you an image from the new release for January 'The Fabulous Fifties'!!!

This little cutie is  Dazzling Sue, and she sure is a dazzler!

Hop over to Digital Delights to see all the fantastic new characters from the set as well as accessories and sentiments to go with the images so you can create some really fun cards.





Ingredients
Stamp - Dazzling Sue Digital Delights
Sentiment - The  Fifties - Digital Delights
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Echo Park ' Happy Days'
Card stock - TH Ranger
Charm, mini blossom, gems, ribbon and tulle from stash

I would like to enter into:
Lexis Creations - Anything goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes


Thanks for poppin in
take care
Karenx


Monday, 9 January 2012

Melody - Cutie Pie DT

Morning,

Oh Friday seems like a long way off at the moment, come on the weekend!!!!

 So today the CUTIE PIES have a new challenge for you and it's one of my  Favs............Ribbon and Lace..........!!!


Be sure to check out the fabulous DT samples and details of the prize HERE.


I thought it was high time Melody had another ink up, she is so pretty, perfect for ribbon and lace me thinks.







Ingredients
Stamp - Melody ' Crafts and Me'
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Prima 'Madeline collection
Brazil basics card stock
Sentiment  - Personal Impressions
Flowers - WOC
Magnolia swirl die
Gems, ribbon and lace from stash

I would like to enter into
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes

Thanks for poppin in
take care
Karenxxxx

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Extra Extra Read all about it.....HCTB DT

Morning

Happy Sunday, what you got planned today??  Me I am hoping for an easy day, just cooking a Sausage Casserole for tonight and then should have some crafty time.  I was a good girl yesterday and got lots of jobs done, just got the ironing to tackle but I am hoping hubby will do some too!   Looking forward to Dancing on Ice tonight, hope its better than last year though! 

So we are back with the first Here Come The Boys challenge of 2012 and it's a totally awesome SKETCH by Woo!  Really all the DT loved working this one, check out the challenge post HERE!


I picked a fab Mo Manning image (but then they are all fab!) for my card, he is so fun to colour up, I smudged outside the lines so I went a bit overboard with the shading round the outside to cover it up so just pretend it's smog, looks ok I reckon.....!!! 


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Ingredients
Stamp - Extra Extra - Mo Manning
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers, mmm a bit of a mix going on!
 Sentiment - hand doodled
Buttons from stash
Thats it  - Simples!!

 I would like to enter into:
Bronte and Bella's challenge - Anything goes with Mo image




Saturday, 7 January 2012

Teddy Bea......CES DT

Morning dear peeps

Oh so glad its Saturday, the first week back at work is always the worst, seemed to go on forever!!!  So I have to do some boring food shopping and cleaning today but hopefully can get in to my craft cupboard tonight, that's the plan anyway!!

So over at CES we have our first challenge for 2012 chosen by our lovely Claire and its a nice easy one to kick off with, yes its ANYTHING GOES!!!!!!

Be sure to check out the challenge post HERE for details of the prize and fab DT samples and hop over to the Crafty Emma's Store HERE for some retail therapy!!!

So I have gone with another Teddy Bea image for my card, LOVE Teddy Bea, haven't got a Teddy Bo yet though so might have to rectify that pretty soon!










Ingredients
Stamp - Teddy Bea 144 I got you a present
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers  -  yep MME Blush
Card stock - Co-ordinations
Punches  - MS Butterfly, X-cut Flower Doily
Dies - Die-namics flourish
Sentiment - Craftwork cards die cut
Assorted flowers
Cheesecloth

I would like to enter into:
Simply create - Layers Layers and more layers 
The squirrel and the fox - Something New - Digi Stamp and flourish die


Thanks for poppin in
Karenxxxx