Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Best day ever ....

Hi everyone, today I am sharing with you a card made for Hubbies birthday using another of the fabulous stamp & die sets from Taylored Expressions called Paw - some.



I have also used Memory Box dies - Small word - Pop Curve to create the hill on which the dog and his friends sit and Cross Stitched Frames.

This dies and stamps are available via pre-order from Bizzy Becs online store HERE.  (remember if you cant see it under the listings drop Bec an email and she will gladly let you know if it can be ordered)

My stamp has been coloured with Copics and I used some blending solution on a cloth to create the texture in the dogs fur  The background sky was created by creating a cloud template and colouring upwards with a light blue copic marker.  I also used a white pen to add highlights to the hats on the chickens.

Thanks for dropping by, hope you day is wonderful

Until next time happy crafting

Karen

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Happy July


Well winter is on it's way, we have had some freezing mornings lately and lots of heavy fog.  Not huge amounts of rain yet, but hopefully that will pick up and our farmers will get some benefit from it.
Been a crazy week this week, we are a computer down boo hoo.  Picked up a nasty computer  virus during the week and can't seen to shake it and we refuse to be held to ransom by the creators and pay to fix it (thats a big scam) , last resort is to reformat and re-start from a fresh and hope it kills the issue and that we don't lose too much stuff. 

Anyhow enough of my dramas onto my card.  It's the 5th of July and the start of brand new challenge at Bizzy Becs, so today I would like to share with you my card created for this months challenge.




Stamp:  Taylored Expressions - Pocket Full Sunshine
Stamp & Die:  Taylored Expressions - Think Happy Thoughts
Die:  Die-namics My Favorite Things - Blueprints 24

These are available to pre order via Bizzy Becs store together with lots of other yumminess.

My image has been coloured with Copics and I have used clear Wink of Stella on the flower centres.

 On a brighter note it is school holidays here and yay I have two weeks off which will be so good.  Lots of time for creating and catching up on unfinished craft.

Thanks for dropping by, your comments are really appreciated.

Please check out our DT inspiration this month and join us for our new 'Anything Goes' challenge.

Happy creating

Karen



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