Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hello ....

Hi everyone.

So glad that today is a little cooler and there is currently a very nice sea breeze happening, which is such a pleasant relief after sweltering over the last few days and nights with 40 plus temperatures.

Today I would like to share with you a card made using a  stamp set called Peonies which is by Avery Elle that I have had for a while but today is its first stamping.  It does have a matching die but have yet to add it to my collection. 

 The image was masked and layered and fussy cut, then coloured using Copic Markers. The centre of the flower has been highlighted with my purple Sakura Jelly Pen.



The background layer is a die  from Memory Box and is called Square Links, I can see this one having lots of uses in the future, love it.  The sentiment is a die and is from Penny Black.

Thanks for dropping by and hope that you have a wonderful week.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.

Karen 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Celebrating You....

Today there is a new ' Anything Goes' challenge starting over at Bizzy Becs and I would like to share with you my card for this month.






I have used the following which are available to preorder via Becs on line store :
(drop in there has been lots of new things added - something for everyone)

Stamps:     Gorguss Rubber Stamp - On Top of the World
Penny Black  - Sprinkles and Smiles
Flowers, lace and leaves - coming soon 

I had lots of fun with this using White Gesso I swiped around the edges of the patterned paper and onto the flowers.  My stamped image was coloured using  Copic Markers and a white gel pen for the highlights..  

Thanks for dropping by, have a wonderful day.

Karen 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tweet Tweet....

Hi everyone, dropping in today to share with you a fun little ATC that I have made.







I have used the following in this creation:

Stencil:  Memory Box - Birch Trees
Die:  Memory Box - Woodland Branch
Stamp:  Darkroom Door - Robin
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - 
Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood, Black Soot,
Hickory Smoke, Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo and
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Gesso: Dina Wakley Media - White Gesso
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Sentitment:  Collections words



Over at Bizzy Becs Super Savers has now been extended until the end of January, so pop on over and grab yourself a bargain.

Bizzy Becs has also extended their Design Team Call - see here for all the details.

I am also entering my ATC into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge as this week its stencil week.

Have a fabulous week, happy crafting

Karen

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Celebrate...

Hi everyone Happy New Year.  I hope that you all enjoyed celebrations with family and friends over Christmas and New Year.

It has been so hot and humid here lately, today being no exception is supposed to be high 30's, however looking outside it appears to be overcast and  it is cool.  I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't get some rain, weird weather.

Anyway today I would like to share with you my latest card.




The stamp is from Wild Rose Studio and was such fun to colour up using Copics.  I created a little dimension for the centre of the flowers and the dots on the wrapping paper using Liquid Pearls in Buttercup and White Opal.  I then die cut it using Lawn Fawn small Stitched Rectangles.  The sentiment is die cut from Penny Black - Celebrations.

The lattice die cut, patterned paper and doiley is apart of  an old card embellishment kit from Bizzy Becs .

It is the start of a new challenge over at Bizzy Becs, so pop over an join us.

Thanks for dropping by, have a wonderful day.

Happy crafting


Karen

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Jingle all the way....

Hi everyone

Well here we are 3 days to go, hope all your Christmas preparations are on track.  

Yesterday my ktichen table and benches looked like a disaster zone, flour everywhere, packets of this and that and dishes piled high.  By the end of the day I have made the fruit mince for my pies, 2 types of fudge for Christmas gifting and homemade pizza for last nights dinner.  Round two starts today, nougat and Christmas Cakes.

Today I would like to share with you my Christmas Cards made for 2016.



These have been on a production line for a while now and am pleased to say they are finished and ready for posting, albeit a little bit late.

I have used the following items which are available via Bizzy Becs Online Store:

Blue Butterfly Digi Stamps - Little Santa Collection - Little Santa With Present
The Following via pre orders
Memory Box Die - Country Landscape
Memory Box Stencil - Tiny Snowflakes
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Weathered Wood & Tumbled Glass

These items are from my own stash:
Tim Holtz  Thinlits - Holiday Words Script
Tombow pens
Stickles - Diamond
Liquitex - Soft Modeling Paste
Aleenes - True Snow
Glossy Accents

The santa was printed out onto watercolour paper, coloured with Tombows and then fussy cut.  The background is also on watercolour paper with soft modelling paste through the stencil and the sky was using a smoosh technique, followed by stickles onto the snowflakes.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Until next time, Happy Crafting

Karen


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Noel .......

Hi everyone, 3 weeks to go ... can you believe it,  this year has flown.

Today I would like to share with you my very first Christmas card for this year.  Yes I am a bit behind but I hope to add this one over the next week or so.

For my card I have used a gorgeous stamp from Darkroom Door - Brushed Christmas Vol 2, it is the largest ornament in the set and I thought it would make a great Christmas Tree, so upside down it went.  Have to say I am very happy with the way it turned out.  

The snowflake embellishment is a die from Memory Box - Shimmering Snowflakes.




Darkroom Door and Memory Box are available as a preorder by Bizzy Becs online store, together with lots of other goodies.  Supersavers on back on until 5th January 2016 and there are some gorgeous things is Bizzy Becs Choice.

Today is also the start of our new Anything Goes Challenge for December, so get crafty and come on over and join us.

Thanks for dropping by, have a wonderful day.

Karen 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Make a Wish...

Hi everyone today I am sharing with you a card made for a friends birthday.

I have used a beautiful image from Make it Crafty called Crystal which I have  coloured in Copic Markers.





Also used are Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackables, Lawn Fawn Chit Chat dies and matching Stamp.

Lawn Fawn products are available to preorder via Bizzy Becs 
online store here, for all your crafting needs.

There is also time to join us for this months 'Anything Goes' Challenge.

Until next time
Happy Crafting


Karen