Saturday, February 10, 2018

Bold Blossoms....

Hi everyone, just popping in today to share my
card with you.  I have used a stamp set from Darkroom Door.


It is very versatile, the stamps can be used as backgrounds, focal stamps or in your art 
journals, however today I have used one from the set for a 
Sympathy card for a friend.


I stamped the blossom with versamark and then embossed with black to
 help it pop and used white embossing powder
 for the sentiment.




Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Stamp Sets - Bold Blossoms
                                              - Simple Sayings
Avery Elle Die - Wonky Stitches
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Old Paper and Aged Mahogany




There has been lots of new releases added to the shop as per the recent newsletter, so pop on over and check them out. 

Thanks for looking, happy crafting.

Karen 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Fun Time Girls....

Hi everyone. 

 Today is the start of a new challenge over at Bizzy Becs and here is my card I created for the new challenge.





Supplies used:

Penny Black stamp - Fun Time Girls
Penny Black Die - Celebrations
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Victorian Velvet
Copic Markers
Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles - Stars


Thanks for looking

Happy Crafting 


Karen 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Star Effect Card....

Hi everyone.

Just popping in today to share with you a card that I made after being inspired by one that I saw on a Youtube video recently.  It was super easy to make and much fun. The video also contains information on constructing the matching envelope.

 Although this one is not being posted, it is easy to post ( I would change the flowers and use less bulky ones ) - as it pulls apart and folds flat.  





I have used the following to decorate my star card.

First Edition Dies - Doileys  
MFT Die - Blueprint 24 
Impression Obsession Die - Greeting Set 
Blue Butterfly Digi Stamp - My Butterfly Friend
Flowers - Paper Flowers    (mine are old stock)
Paper and Cardstock are from my own stash
Copic Markers

If you would like to watch the video on creating the card,  you can find the link here.  Positively Papercraft's instructions are clear and easy to follow.

Our current 'Anything Goes Challenge' has started, so dust off your supplies and join us.

Until next time

Happy Crafting


Karen

Friday, January 5, 2018

Glass half full.....

Hi everyone.

Happy New Year, hope you had a wonderful Christmas celebration  with your loved ones.

Today I would like to share with you my card for the start of the  new challenge over at Bizzy Becs

As we have now started a new year I played along with that theme and did a New Years card using a stamp from Stamping Bella.  Although these girls are very slim I had fun colouring her up with Copic Markers.

I also got to use my latest little purchase, a Olivetti portable typewriter to type up 'New Year' as I didn't have stamps with those words.




Items used:
Stamping Bella - Opal the Optiminist
Memory Box Die - Stitched Square Layers
Memory Box Die - City Scape Nightline *
Taylored Expressions Stamp & Die - Think Happy Thoughts *
Tim HoltzDistress Ink Pad - Tea Dye
Copic Markers
* items if available can be ordered via store


Thanks  for dropping by, don't forget to join us for this months challenge.

Until next time, Happy Crafting

Karen 


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Bird Crazy Birthday...

Hi everyone.

  Just popping in today to share with you a birthday card made for my Dad's birthday.

I had fun with the birds and added a hat for that something
different.



I have used the following:

Tim Holtz thinlits and stamp  -  Bird Crazy
Lawn Fawn stamp & Die - Happy, Happy, Happy Add On 
Impression Obsession die  - Retro Masculine
Paper Roses die - Stitched Rectangles
Spellbinder - Circles Small
Copic Markers
Glossy Accents
Stampin up Stamp - Birthday Sentiment

There have been lots of embellishments added to the store - perfect for your crafty Secret Santa - pop on over and check them out.

Happy Crafting


Karen

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Merry Christmas....

Hi, just popping in today to share with you my card for the new challenge that started yesterday over at Bizzy Becs Store Blog for our December Challenge.

I had fun playing with some heavy gesso and a stencil and a new stamp  and my Prisma coloured pencils, and love how it all came together.





items used:
Lawn Fawn die - Small stitched Rectangles
Lawn Fawn die and stamp - Party Animals
Memory Box Die - Merry Script
  Memory Box Die   -  Country Landscape
Distress Oxides - Broken China and Faded Jeans
Liquitex - Super Heavy Gesso
Memory Box Stencil - Tiny Snowflakes
Ranger - Diamond Stickles


Thanks for dropping by, have a wonderful day.

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Karen

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Monique Loves Macaroons....


Hi everyone just popping in today to share two of my latest cards.  

It has been a very busy month this month with one thing or another and haven't had time to share these onto here...oopsie.

Below is a card I made for a friends birthday, just love how it came together, the macaroons where such fun to colour.



                                                      Stamping Bella - Monique loves Macaroons
Avery Elle Die - Wonky Stitches
Lawn Fawn Stamp - Year Two (sentiment)
(maybe available upon request)
Copic Markers



This card was a bit of an experiement.  I have had these sizzix thinlits for ages, sadly unused .  I have cut down the scribbly circles to allow them to fit onto the card, after cutting out several in different colours.  These colours had the best feel especially if using for a male.  The washi tape gives it a little lift.






I have used the following

Sizzix Thinlits - Scribbles and Splat
Avery Elle Die - Wonky Stitches
Taylored Expressions - Think Happy Thoughts 
(This is old, but may still be available)
Lawn Fawn Stamp - Party Animal




Hope you have had a lovely week and thanks for dropping by.

Until next time,

Happy crafting


Karen