Saturday, 29 October 2011

Rule Britannia...

Hi Everyone
Here is another card I made using the Joanna Sheen Faye Whittaker CD. Very nautical and British themed with the Union Jacks and Red, White and Blue colour scheme. I used my Nesties and punches to create the blue circle mats for my images which I coloured with my Promarkers and and added a little touch of Pearl Pen to create further interest. I really enjoyed making this card - if you're in any doubt about getting this fab CD - then don't be - the images are great and the accompanying stamps are fun to work with.
I'd like to enter this card into three challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - No Girls Allowed
Anyway, thanks for looking and bye for now
Karen x

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Sepia Style

Afternoon Everyone!
I thought you might like to see a card I made as part of my Joanna Sheen DT work and thought it would be great for this week's Moving Along with the Times challenge which is 'Vintage'. The stamp is from the new Faye Whittaker range of a little boy and his dog. Rather than colour it in I decided to give it the sepia touch and watercoloured with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The background papers were off the accompanying CD which I matted and layered to make an easel card before adding gems, ribbon and a little heart embossed in gold.
I hope you like it. Thanks for looking!
Karen x

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Thinking of You

Morning All! Just a quick post today before I pop off to work. I thought you might like to see one of the cards I made from the lovely Craftwork Cards kit - Christmas Warren. I was able to use these elements to make a Thinking of You card showing that if you think sideways not all the elements have to be Christmassy. That said, the Christmassy elements in this kit are fab and I'll be back shortly to show you some that I made.
Thanks for looking. Have a good day!
Karen x
PS - I'd like to enter this card in the By the Cute and Girly challenge which this month is Anything Goes.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Trio of Tags

Morning All!
Just a quick post today. The challenge over at Simon Says this week is for a little 'Sparkle and Bling' so I decided to enter these three little tags I made with my Nesties. I was in a recycling mood so used up some of my red and blue mirri card scraps, offcuts of sparkly ribbon and cord and edged my images with Stickles. I'd also like to enter them into the Bah Humbug 'Glitter and Glitz' challenge - so why not pop over to the Bah Humbug and the Simon Says blogs for more inspiration if you've not yet got your Christmas crafting underway!
Bye for now
Karen x

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Coffee Break Girls

Afternoon Everyone!
Today I'd like to show you the card I made especially for the Lili of the Valley World Card Making Day challenge. I used one of my favourite stamps of the two girls having a coffee break. I decided to make the card similar to a gatefold but on its side and layered up some of the lovely papers from Papermania's Birdsong collection - I love the natural colours in this set and tried to match the girl's clothing with my Pro Markers. One of the plainer background papers I ran through my Cuttlebug with a 'textile' folder to give a little bit of texture and the sentiment inside was from a stamp by Waltzing Mouse stamps. If you'd like to join in the challenge head over to the Ideas to Inspire website and link your entry by Friday 7th Oct to win some lovely LOV stamps!
I would also like to enter this card into the Papertake Weekly challenge which this week is 'Anything Goes' - pop over to their blog to see some of the great inspiration by the Design Team.
Thanks for looking.
Best wishes
Karen x

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Popcorn and Souffle

Evening All!
Well, its a wintry night here in Wales tonight - perfect for crafting! Anyway, I thought you might like to see my card for a little challenge to celebrate World Card Making Day over on the Crafter's Companion blog to make a card using products from any of their ranges - what a choice! ha! ha! I decided to make a card using a Popcorn CD - printed off the backing papers, insert and lined the envelope before layering the image on the front and decoupaging Popcorn for a little bit of dimension. I edged the design with peel offs and used a sentiment which I thought matched the colour scheme from the Flower Fairy decoupage.
I hope you like this card - the image is a really jolly one!
Fancy taking part in the challenge where you could win £50 worth of goodies then why not head over to the Crafter's Companion blog and join in.
Thanks for looking. Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x