Monday, June 22, 2015

Happy B-Day ............

Hi popping in today to share with you my latest card.



The image is a recently purchased stamp  by Wild Rose Studio - called Panda with Flowers, isn't she soo cute.

I have chosen to colour her with copics and have used my Gelly Roll pens in Gold, Teal, Blue and Red to accent the flower centres and hearts.  [Unfortunately this hasn't photographed that well.]

I have also used a My Favourite Things die - Blueprints 24 and a Die/Stamp combo from Taylored Expressions - Think Happy Thoughts.

These are available  as a pre-order from Bizzy Becs here.

The little bee is from Stampin Up and  is from an old set  - Picture  This.

Patterned Paper is from Lost and Found - Sunshine.

Have a wonderful day

Happy Crafting


Karen 





Friday, June 5, 2015

Shake It Baby..........



Hi everyone

Welcome to June gosh this year is just flying by, and being that it is June that means its time for a new challenge over at Bizzy Becs so get your stamps, markers out and come on over an join us.

Today also marks my first post as DT & Challenge Co-ordinator over at Bizzy Becs, I have big shoes to fill, but I am very excited about this new venture.

I just loved the last shaker card I made,  so for todays card I thought I would experiment with a different die and see what happens.  Well have to say I am pretty chuffed with the results.






For my card I have used the following:

MFT die:  Heart Balloons
CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS by SUE WILSON die: Filigree 3D Itty Bitty Bows
STAMP & DIE SET TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS:  Think Happy Thoughts

These are all available as preorder via Bizzy Becs on line store HERE 
There is currently  until end of June  an EOFYS so pop on over for some crafty shopping


Thank you for dropping by,  don't forget to check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Happy Crafting

Karen x







Friday, May 22, 2015

Pocketful of Sunshine ...

Hi everyone

Well there have definitely been some very small pockets of sunshine over the last week here in Perth, alot less than I  would have liked.  After having beautiful sunny days leading up to last weekend, Autumn is definitely upon us with Winter just around the corner.  It has been freezing.

Yesterday I had a wonderful afternoon spent with a friend at the Perth Quilt and Craft Show at the Perth Convention Centre.  Unfortunately there was not a lot for paper crafters, but did manage to get a few bargains, none the less.

Today I would like to share with you a card made for a friends upcoming birthday.


I have used the following items which are available to pre-order via Bizzy Becs online store HERE.

Lawn Fawn Dies - Tag You're It
Taylored Expressions Stamp & Die Set - Pocketful of Sunshine
Taylored Expression Stamp & Die Set - Think Happy Thoughts

Also used from my own stash

Mini Prills by USA Artquest - Ice Queen
Spellbinders - Petite Circles
Stampin Up - Birthday stamp
Pink Ribbon
Copic Markers

There is still plenty of time left to join us for this months Anything Goes Challenge HERE.  

Have a wonderful weekend

Happy Crafting

Karen 




Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sunflower Bouquet ....

Hi today I am sharing with you a card I made using a Shaker Frame.  These have been everywhere on my news feeds of late so wanted to have a go too.  Tried it onto an ATC last week and that went ok so decided to go bigger.


There are dies in the market now that take the guess work out of everything and  I have used a set from Memory Box called Shaker Rectangle Frames.  Firstly I attached acetate to the back of the frame then added onto the backing piece the elements that would make up the shaker - ie beads, sequins etc.   To adhere the frame to the base I die cut out of mounting foam another frame and stuck it to the back of the frame.

My image is from Taylored Expressions called Sunflower Bouquet and have had  it for a while and thought it would be a perfect accompaniment to the shaker box and perfect as a Mothers Day card and have coloured it with copic markers.  On the centres of the sunflowers there is copper coloured glitter but it is a bit hard to see.

The senitment is from my own stash and is a Stampin Up stamp.

There is a sale on a Bizzy Becs until the 8th of May, still a few days to go, so pop on over for all your crafty needs.

Also the start of our new challenge 'Anything Goes' so pop over to see the Design Team's inspiration for this month and join our challenge.

Until next time

Happy Crafting
Karen



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Anniversary



Today I am sharing with you a card I made using Memory Box Dies.  It was designed for a male recipient, in this case my husband as we recently celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary.

To create the scene I used Nestled Birds, Grove Branch and Mini Heart Collection dies from Memory Box and the hearts were inked with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink Pad.  These dies and Ink Pads are available to order from Bizzy Becs online store here together with lots of other yummy goodies.

The sentiment is from my own stash and is an old set of stamps from Stampin Up.

This month is definitely slipping away quickly but there is still time left to join us for this months "Anything Goes Challenge" here and be in the running to win  a prize.

We have another long weekend coming up this weekend so have a great weekend.

Happy Creating

Karen

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Happy Easter...



Hi hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with family and friends and you enjoyed some yummy chocolate.

At Bizzy Becs it is a new month so that means a new challenge.  My card for this months challenge is following along with the Clean and Simple style and I used the Lawn Fawn die and stamp set "Eggstra Special Easter".  I just love how the die cuts out the basket and the little bunny with the chomped ear.  Very cute.  I have used copics to colour up my images, the green bubbles are from my own stash and are from Doodlebug Designs.

There is a fabulous range of dies available at Bizzy Becs online store, so pop on over.

Thanks for dropping by

Happy crafting

Karen








Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tilda Longstocking......



Hi everyone, today I have been playing with my Distress Ink Pads onto Watercolour Paper.  I haven't used them to colour this way for ages and wanted to revisit this technique.  I have to say I am pretty chuffed with the result.

I have used the following colours:

Hair:     Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Skin:      Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo
Dress and Shoes:   Victoria Velvet, Iced Spruce, Weathered Wood
Apron:  Touch of Weathered Wood
Stockings:  Aged Mahogany

Stamp:   Magnolia - Tilda Longstocking

I have also used the following MFT Dies:  Heart Balloons and Lots of Love
Birthday greeting stamp is from my own stash

All of the above are available  via Bizzy Becs store together with lots of other new and very yummy goodies, something for everyone.

We are enjoying some much needed cooler weather in Perth today, so hope that everyone is having a wonderful relaxing weeked.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Karen