My lovely friends, thank you xx

Monday, 30 September 2013

Cute Cottage Crafts Day Event


Just popping on to tell you about a little Crafty Event that me and my sister are organising, pop over here for all the details, there's candy too!!

Tattered Lizzie


Oh no Monday already, where did the weekend go!

I am kicking of the week with a gorgeous new image from Kith and Kin Stamp Co, Tattered Lizzie and she looks very pretty in pink me thinks! Popsie on over and have a look in store HERE!

Stamp - Tattered Lizzie - Kith and Kin
Colouring  - Copics
Paper - Carta Bella
Ribbon/lace - The Ribbon Girl
Flowers - WOC
Button/Gems from stash
Glamour Dust

Entering into:

Sweet Stampin - Things with wings
Stampin for the Weekend - Fairies/Fantasy
Sparkles Forum - Fairies/and or butterflies

Have a fabulous day,thanks for poppin in

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Stamper Ellie

Morning, Happy Sunday!

I hope you are enjoying the weekend,  we have not got much planned here today so hopefully a nice relaxing day!

 After a very long countdown since buying the tickets Beth went to see ' The 1975' band last night in Brighton and thoroughly enjoyed it!   Are you wondering who they are  ( so did I) but apparently the lead singer is the son of Denise Welch and Beth reckons they are awesome so you can imagine her delight when she got pics with them and signed tickets, more excited then a kid on Christmas morning!  I have a feeling the hysteria could last several days yet, now where did I put those ear plugs!!!  We got down to Brighton at 11pm last night it was like a Saturday afternoon, people everywhere and traffic OMG nightmare, I felt very old LOL!!!

Ok enough waffle it's my turn to post over at the Paper Nest Dolls and I chose Stamper Ellie, great image for crafters me thinks!!

She is coloured with copics and the papers were freebies with a mag and the fab sentiment is from Whimsy stamps, ' Crafting Sentiments Set'

Have a fabulous day, thanks sooooo much for poppin in!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Ho Ho Ho

Morning and Happy Thursday

I love me Little Miss Muffet day and  over on the blog we are feeling festive ( Mmm not sure I am its about 3 months too early for me LOL ) but anyway the new challenge is Christmas!  Odd too that we are enjoying a  a very warm and sunny week here in Kent.

Check out this Jolly Santa, isnt he just super FAB !!   I coloured him with my also FAB Graph'It Markers, I particularly love the red shades they blend together soooooo beautifully!

Simple little card but ideal for those quick makes, hope you likey!

Stamp - Jolly Santa - Little Miss Muffet
Colouring medium - Graph It' Markers colours used:

Red 5220 5245 3170
Brown 9401 9403 9405
Skin 4144 4120 4170
Sack - 3245

Papers - Kraft Notes
Wooden sentiment from my crafty buddy Lisa - (thanks bird) which I inked up with vintage photo to make it pop a bit more.
Kraft card stock
Glamour dust

Thanks as always for poppin in, means alot!
Lots a hugs

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Sketchie Time


Happy Happy Tuesday peeps

So we have a new challenge for you over at Papertake Weekly and this week its a sketchie free for all, so you can either use the fab new sketch like I have or any of the previous PTW sketches, but don't forget to tell us which one you used!

We are sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp do hopsie on over to the  PTW blog to check out all the details of the prize and of course gorgeous DT stuff!

Sketch 83

Stamp - Murial Saturated Canary
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - LOTV Always and Forever
Flowers - WOC
Ribbon and Lace - The ribbon Girl
SB Opulent Ovals

Entering into:  -
 Fitztown Challenge - Ribbon, lace, pearls
Pennys Papercrafty - 2 or more patterned papers
CMC - Anything goes

Thanks for poppin in, I will be catching up tonight with you all!
Lots a hugs

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Its SUPER Saturday............


Happy Saturday peeps

Phew thank goodness for weekends hope you have something good planned, those poorly sending hugs!

Right so you must know by now that Saturdays are Super over at Little Miss Muffet coz you get to grab a freebie and snap up a sale image all at the same time, now that is SUPER right!!!!!!!!

Ha Ha now the spotlighted image this week is one I think everyone should have in their stamp collection coz she is just adorable, perfect for loads of occasions get well, birthday, just because, thinking of you, child, adult..........  This is Jasmine and she is from the Sugar and Spice collection

Coloured with copics, the papers are LOTV 'always and forever' the flowers are from  WOC and I have used SB Lacey ovals and some lace and a button, cute!

The freebie image is Feline sleeping and you can go nab it HERE!

Entering into:
Loves Rubber Stamps - 123 - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellies (lace button flowers)
Sister act - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Fav colour combo, so many but pink n brown always a fav
Divas by Design - Anything Goes

Okay so hope you have a great day if you are going to Ally Pally then I am 'well gel', got no pennies SOB!

Thanks so much for poppin in
lots a hugs

Friday, 20 September 2013

Christmas Pud!!


Yippee for Friday peeps, its been a long week for some reason.

Okay well today over at Graph'It Markers team A were challenged to use a non character image, OMG was my initial thought but it was actually really fun in the end, the hardest part was choosing what to do!

I chose this fab Christmas Pud image from the Polkadoodles CD 'Here Comes Christmas and I got the texture simply by dotting instead of blending.

Mmm Mmm I LOVE Christmas Pudding, hot, cold, warm with custard or cream or ice cream or just by itself LOL!

The fab papers are Forever Friends Kraft Notes (thanks Lisa) and a nice big gingham bow to finish!

White - 9100 9101 9501

Pudding 3125 3140 5150 3160
Holly 5245 3170 8270 8280

Do pop on over and check out all the DT deliciousness and details of the prize too!

Entering into:

Have a fabby day, catch up with you all this evening!

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

New Stamp Co DT Call

Hey peeps


Popping on quick to let you know about a DT call at Kith and Kin Stamp Co!  Its a new venture for Kyra and Scott and if you would like to be part of it from the start why not apply!  You can read all about it on the 'about' page!  Kyra is sooooo lovely and friendly  oh and did I mention the stamps are totally FAB!!


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Make it Sparkle


Happy Tuesday peeps, trust your week has got off to a good start!

Its Papertake Weekly day wahoo and time for a new challenge and our theme is Make It Sparkle, easy!

We are sponsored by the gorgeous Ribbon Girl check out all the details HERE!

I couldn't resist another Teddy Bea for this one, coloured with copics and the fab papers are LOTV Always and Forever!  I used lashings of Star Dust stickles simply spread about with a brush for the sparkle!

A little Close Up
Flowers - WOC
Dies - Magnolia Heart Flourish
Punch - MS Cherish
Sentiment - SU
Kraft card stock

Entering into:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Add some Pink
Card Mania - Fav colour combo, pink/purple
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes

Dont forget to go peepsie at all my teamies sparkly creations!

Thanks so much for poppin in!
Have a fabulous day and I will catch up with you after work!

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Cowgirl Ellie


Happy Sunday!

Hope you having a good weekend, we have sunshine here a the moment but I am not sure it is going to last the day!  We had a great trip to Nottingham and Beth loved the course so it has just pipped Manchester and is now her favourite option so now we just have to hope she gets an offer , fingers crossed I don't think we will know that  until at least January!

Right so onto today's card and its my turn to post for the Paper Nest Dolls and I choose Cowgirl Ellie, I am rather partial to a cowboy/girl image and I just LOVEE this one check out the cute little piggy too!

Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Carta Bella ' Giddy Up' - The Paper Nest Store
Flowes - WOC
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Dies - Die-namics country charms
Hessian mesh - The Ribbon Girl

Entering into:
Cards und More - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Okay that's me for today, will catch up with you later, I have lots of boring chores with my name on!  
Thanks for poppin in!

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Super Saturday


Happy Saturday peeps

Hope Mr blogger is behaving this will be a scheduled post as hopefully I am having a yummy hotel breakfast before heading of to look round Nottingham Trent Uni!

Well Saturdays sure are Super at Little Miss Muffet coz you can grab a freebie and bargain spotlighted stamp all at the same time, SUPER!!!

Love this weeks spotlighted image Bandit Boy Tom........ another simple card but the image and papers kinda make it by themselves me thinks!

Check out my attempt at the spotty splodgy background using Faye's fab and fluffy tutorial HERE!

Papers - EP
Colouring medium - Copics and Graph It Markers
Button Twine
TH paper clips
Kraft card stock

Go grab this weeks freebie which is Hot Air Balloon!

Entering into:
Rubys Rainbow - Its a male thing
Wordplay Saturday - Childhood
Card Makin mamas - For the kids

Ok that's it from me I will catch up with you all tomorrow!
Thanks for poppin in!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Ballet Bea


Happy Friday ( Friday the 13th eeek)!!!!

Tonight I am driving up to Nottingham as we are visiting the Uni tomorrow for their open day, Beth is interested in a couple of the courses so I hope we have a good day and avoid traffic jams!

Today I have a little Teddy Bea card to share and this is defo one of my fav Teddy Bo images, a ballerina bear brilliant, I forgot how much I loved colouring these up.

I used some gorgeous Prima papers and she is coloured with copics, hope you likey...

Flowers - WOC
Dies - SB Lacey ovals, Magnolia heart flourish
Lace and ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Star dust stickles
Kraft card stock

Entering into:
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes

Thanks for poppin in!

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Neomie - Little Miss Muffet


Happy Thursday peeps!

Its time for a new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet and we have a cute little colour combo for you GREY AND PINK!

I wasn't too sure at first but no I likey these two colours together and you have to popsie on over to the LMM blog and see all the DT' s gorgeous takes on this one.........

My regular visitors will know I have a soft spot for the Polka Dot Pal images and this is another from last weeks release, Neomie, cute isn't she!!

Stamp Neomie - Little Miss Muffet
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Mixed
Flowers - WOC
Ric Rac and gems from stash
Dies - MB

Entering into:
Cute Card Thursday - Hip to be square

Have a lovely day!
Lots a hugs

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Game On......


Happy Tuesday peeps, hope your week has got off to a good start.

Well its dreary dull and generally yucky here not sure if that's the weather report or how I feel LOL!  Its more like that Jamie goes back  to Chester today for o Uni  so wont see him now until the big C word comes round but the way the years going that will be here before we know it!  I packed him off on the train this time so no long drive required  and the food might stay in the cupboards a a little longer!!!

Anyhows its time for a new challenge at Papertake Weekly and the theme this week is CHILDS PLAY!

We are sponsored by WOJ and you can check out all the details of the prize and of course the gorgeous DT stuff  HERE!

I lovee this card, I teamed cute Andy with some nice bright EP papers and of course stars are always a nice addition for a boys card!   Hope you likey............

Stamp - PDP Andy - Little Miss Muffet
Papers - EP Perfect Summer
Colouring medium - Graph'it Markers (clothes) Copics (hair and skin)
Kraft card stock
Dies - Die-namics star trio

Entering into|:
My Mums Craft Shop - Boys only
Card Makin Mamas - For the kids
Jellypark Challenges - All about kids

Okay have a great day, thanks for poppin in!

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Good Old Teddy Bea

Morning and Happy Sunday

Beautiful sunshine here today, stuff everything that needs doing in doors I  am off out to make the most of it!

Today I am sharing a little number I made for my crafty buddy Lisa, hope she likes it!  She loves Teddy Bo as do I, been far too long since I coloured one up and she is a huge a-ha fan  ( Mmmm I will keep quite on that one) hence the image choice and  little wording I added,  that's what Teddy Bea is singing along to!

Stamp - Tedd Bea 128
Colouring medium - Copics EP Beautiful Life
Flowers - WOC
Ribbon from stash
Kraft card stock

Entering into:
Crafty Calender - Bear Hunt ( fun challenge!) 
Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Animals

Have a fabulous day peeps!
thanks for poppin in!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Super Saturday........


Happy Saturday peeps, hope you  have a good weekend, I am just a tad excited at the return of Strictly tonight, wahoo!

Okay so its Super Saturday over at Little Miss Muffet where of course you can grab the spotlighted image at  SALE price and bag yourself a freebie at the same time, brilliant!

The current freebie is Snail Crawling which you can go nab HERE  and the spotlighted image is the very elegant Wilma Kay Hatter, you will find here HERE.

Colouring medium - Graph It markers - love the richness of this gold colour
Papers - Mixed
Flower - WOC
Dies - La La land Open leaf flourish
Doily and and pearls from stash

Thanks for poppin in!
Karen xx

Friday, 6 September 2013

Bit of a Background!!!!!!!!!


Yay for Friday, I soooooo need the weekend!

Ok so over at Graph 'It Colour Challenge Team A are up with Background Effects!    OMG was my first reaction but after a little bit of playing around I decided on winter sky effect!  Easy peasy simples too, mask your image, grab3 shades of blue or grey  markers, 1 blender and apply randomly over the top and voila!, I will defo be using this again!

Make sure you popsie on over to the blog to check out all the background effects HERE and there is also fabulous prizes up for grabs just for joining in, so watcha waiting for peeps!!!

The image is from the fab Polka Doodles CD 'Here Comes Christmas'  

Graph'It colours ( to be updated) 

Entering into:
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Winter Wonderland
CRAFT Challenge- Christmas

Have a great day and thanks so much for poppin in!
Catch you all tonight!

Thursday, 5 September 2013

New Release - Little Miss Muffet

Morning peeps

Happy Thursday!

Okay so over at Little Miss Muffet we have a new Polka Dot Pal Release, I LOVEE these!  Do popsie on over and check them all out HERE!

This mermaid is too cute and real  fun to colour............

Stamp - Mermaid - Little Miss Muffet
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Mixed scraps
Beautiful Prima Flower -The Paper Nest  - Daisy and Mini bloom - WOC
SB Lacey Ovals
Dies  - Magnolia Heat Swirl
Kraft card stock
White gel pen

Entering into:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for poppin in!
Have a fabulous day!
Lots a Hugs

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Well thats a big Cracker - Papertake Weekly

Hello and Happy Tuesday

Another week has flown by and so time for a new challenge over at Papertake Weekly and this weeks theme is Anything Goes with an optional twist ' Christmas'!

We are sponsored by the fabulous LOTV, check out details of the prize and all the DT yumminess HERE!

I have used one of my fav ever LOTV Christmas Stamps, paper pieced the cracker and just kept it simples.............voila.

Stamp - James Bear Christmas Cracker
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers  - MME All is Bright
Twine and kraft card stock

Entering into:
Lili's Little Fairies - No Flowers
A Little Bit Crafty - Clean and Simple
Happy Campers - Use a Stamp

Okay have a great day, I am hoping to find some time tonight to popsie on round and catch up!
Lots a hugs

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Well Hello Miss Hollywood


Happy Sunday peeps, hope you are having a fabby weekend, September already NO WAY!!!

Ok so today I am featuring a new image from the Paper Nest Dolls, Miss Hollywood ain't she just so glam!!

Mmmm I couldn't decide on black and white or pink so I thought why decide, lets just do both!!

Stamp - Miss Hollywood - Paper Nest Dolls
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Teresa Collins - Vintage Finds
Prima Flower for the PND Store
Gems and ribbon from stash

Entering into  (black and white card)
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Colouring medium - Copics
Paper - LOTV Always and Forever
SB Floral Oval
Flowers - WOC 

Entering into (pink card)
Pennys Paper Crafty - Choose 3 embellies, pearls, flowers, ribbon

Have a  lovely day, thanks as always for poppin in!