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






Sunday, October 22, 2017

Almost Halloween....

Hi everyone, just popping in today to share a card made using Blue Butterfly Digital Stamps which are available in the store.

In the spirit of Halloween,  which is just around the corner,  I made this shaker card for
a friend whose birthday falls on that day.  I had fun playing with a different skin colours as I wanted something ghoulish looking.  In the end I  came up with this greenish colour and am quite
happy with the end result.  She has been coloured using Copics.







I have used the following

Blue Butterfly Digital Stamp - Candra Goth  Girl
Paper Roses Die - Scalloped Rectangle Frame
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits - Celebrate
Halloween Confetti - Coles Supermarket
Copic Markers




Bizzy Becs Card Kits are back in stock  together with  a selection of envelopes to suit different card sizes, check them out here....

Thanks for dropping by, happy crafting

Karen

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Blooming Garden.....

Hi everyone, wow October is here so that means today is the start of a new challenge 

Today for my card I have been using Distress Inks on Watercolour paper  together with a little Glitter Gloss into the centre of the flowers and am quite happy 
with the Autumny look.




supplies used:

Penny Black Stamps- Blooming Garden and Gratitude
Spellbinders Dies - Splendid Circles, Scalloped Circles
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Various Colours
Patterned Paper - Lost and Found (MME)
Nuvo - Glitter Gloss Pen

Thanks for dropping in, have a wonderful day.

Until next time

Happy Crafting



Karen