Saturday, 27 August 2011

Beach Babe

Back again with another card I made using the Joanna Sheen Viva La Diva CD. This is a fun CD with loads of vintage images and the chance to use the captions provided or think of some fun ones of your own. For this card I've gone for tropical colours with DCWV papers to match the Hawaiian type image. and made it into a top fold card using a Martha Stewart Doily punch to try and look like an awning at the beach - not sure whether that has worked!
Anyway, bye for now
Karen x
I'd like to enter this in the By the Cute and Girly Challenge which this month is 'By the Sea'.

Nostalgic Wishes

Morning Everyone!
I hope you are having a good start to the Bank Holiday weekend and perhaps even seeing some sun!! ha! ha!
Anyway, I thought you might like to see a card I made using the Joanna Sheen Nostalgia CD. I created a shaped easel card using the Martha Stewart Cherish Punch around the page and matted and layered it with papers off the cd which I distressed slightly at the edges with distress inks. I added a sentiment and combined three of the mini images to make a stopper to hold the card up.
I hope you like it - I've gone for the simple look for this card with no embellishments as its meant for a male birthday card.
Thanks for looking! I hope to enter this into the One Stop Challenge which this week is 'Anything but a Square'.
Best wishes
Karen x

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Dancing Hedgies

Hi everyone!
Hope you're having a good weekend. Just thought you might like to see a little card I've made using a cute image of three ballet dancing hedgehogs - how fab are they!? Somehow, despite their little outfits, I can't imagine them being too light on their feet! The challenge over at Penny Black Saturday is Shabby Chic so I decided to go for a muted pink and blue colour scheme teamed with white, distressing the edges of my papers or inking them up in soft pastel colours. The papers used are Papermania's Rose garden pad which is full of vintage shabby chic patterns, perfect for this style of card. I coloured the image with Promarkers, added a little bit of sparkly pink organza ribbon and a touch of subtle bling - if there is such a thing ha! ha!
Anyway, thanks for looking and I'll be back soon with some more projects to share.
Best wishes Karen x
I'd also like to enter this card into Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge which is 'Free and Easy'.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Clean and Simple

Morning Everyone!
It looks like more miserable weather here in North Wales for the weekend - not sure where the summer is hiding! Anyway, with the weather feeling wintry it made me in the mood to knock out a few Christmas cards for my stash and this is one of them. I used up some of the little elements on my Forever Friends sticker sheets and layered them up on little squares. I like this Clean and Simple look so have decided to enter it into the Clean and Simple challenge over at Cute Card Thursday.
Hope you like it. This card is easy to achieve but really effective - I may be trying a few more of these!
Thanks for looking!
Bye for now
Karen x
PS - The card is straight - its just my wonky photography! ha! ha!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Christmas Tilda

Morning Everyone!
I thought you might like to see my latest card. This one features a lovely wintry Tilda stamp all togged up for Chritsmas. I coloured her with my Promarkers and layered her onto papers by Papermania from last year. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the trellis effect behind, added some gems that I also coloured to match with my Promarkers and glittered up little areas with Stickles. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley which I layered onto gold card that I distressed a little at the edges. The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts. Anyway, I hope you like it. I'm going to enter it into this weeks Just Magnolia Challenge which is 'Anything Goes', Totally Papercrafts 'Holidays' challenge and Simon Says Stamp 'Christmas in August'. Sorry about the swift post - on my way out and didn't want to leave it until I got back!!
Have a great weekend!
Best wishes
Karen x

Monday, 1 August 2011

Record Inspiration!

Hi Everyone!
Just a quick post. thought you might like to see one of the cards that I created for the Joanna Sheen Design Team using the Diva La Viva's CD. I thought the round image looked like one of the old single records so I decided to make my card like an old record and the envelope like the decorative sleeve. I stuck to a black, white and silver colour scheme and added swirls and a black flower topped off with a decorative button. (Sorry about the pinky tinge to the photo - the silver mirri card picked up the colour of my pink top!) I hope you like it and would like to enter it in this months Sir Stampalot challenge which is 'Whatever You Fancy'.
Anyway, have a good week.
Be back soon.
Karen x