Thursday, 27 February 2014

Magnolia Tilda with winter flowers


Hello & good evening to all my family, friends & followers.
 I hope you've all had a nice day, especially as the sun has been shining.
 I have spent some time in my craft room this afternoon making this little Mothers Day card.

 Stamp is Magnolia Tilda With Winter Flowers from Sweet Christmas Dreams 2011 collection,
I have coloured image with copic's & finished with Shabby white Fran-tage.


Dies used are
Cheery Lynn Doily, Butterfly & Lace Border,
Magnolia Doo Hickey Heart.

6 x 6 shaped card Craft Work Cards,
Flowers 2 tone Roses Wild Orchid Crafts,
Large Lilac Flower The Range,
Stardust Stickles on flowers & butterflies.
 Lace, Ribbon, Stamen's & Pearls from craft stash.

I am entering these challenges...

Many Thanks For Looking Today.
Hugs Karen x

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Magnolia Tilda Makes A Blueberry Blanket


Hello & good afternoon family, friends & followers old & new. I hope you are all having a good week so far. I would like to say a special welcome to my newest follower Nicola & hope you enjoy my future posts.

A very big thank you to all my regular ladies for your lovely comments. It makes me feel overwhelmed when I read such nice things about my cards.

My daughter Jessica & I spent an enjoyable evening crafting together last night, while the men of the house watched football.


                     I made this card with Magnolia 'Tilda Makes A Blueberry Blanket' Stamp.
                                                     (not sure brand for chair).
                                                 I have coloured images with Copic's.

I have used faux stitching around the edge of the papers.

                           Papers are Nit Wits ALWAYS & FOREVER paper pad from LOTV.
                                             8 x 8 Scalloped cards from Craft UK Limited.
                                         Dies used Spellbinders Floral Oval & Sewing Elements.
                                             Marianne Bird cage & Martha Stewart border punch.
                     White Heart Doily, Cherry Blossoms, Brown roses & Sweetheart Blossoms
                                                            from Wild Orchid Crafts,
                                                   Large flowers from The Range,
                                             Tape Measure Charm from The Hobby House,
                                         Ribbons, lace & wooden spool from craft shop in Guernsey.

I would like to enter into these challenges...

                                                   Many Thanks For Looking Today.
                                                                  Hugs Karen x

Monday, 24 February 2014

Magnolia Ribbon Tilda


Hello & good morning to you all. I hope you've all had a good weekend. I managed to spend some time in my craft room yesterday afternoon.

The stamp is Ribbon Tilda from the Sweet Christmas collection.
 I have coloured image with Copic's & finished with Shabby Pink Fran-tage, Liquid Pearls & also added pink pearl hearts.
Paper's are Dovecraft Cupcake Boutique paper pad.



I have added Martha Stewart punched hearts. 

The white heart pins, ribbon & lace are from my craft stash.

 Flowers are finished with stardust Stickles.


I am entering this card in these challenges...



Many Thanks For Looking Today.
Hugs Karen x

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Magnolia Strawberry Yummy Tilda


Good evening family, friends & followers. I hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far. It is so good to see an improvement in the weather. Although it is pretty cold & breezy here, the sun was out earlier.

 I have made this card with thoughts of summer in mind & eating home grown strawberries.

I have used Magnolia Strawberry Yummy Tilda from the Sweet Rainbow collection 2011.
I have coloured image with Copic's & finished with Shabby white Fran-tage,
white opal Liquid pearls & stardust Stickles.

The papers are Raspberry Road designs ( free from Magazine).
Dies I have used are X cut scallop circle.
Magnolia Doo Hickey lace doily & Martha Stewart doily edge punch.
 I am not sure make of birdcage die (its my mums).
Cherry blossom & white rose flowers are WOC,
Red Babies Breath purchased in Guernsey.
I am entering this card at The Ribbon Girls Blog.
Many Thanks For Looking Today.
Hugs Karen x

Monday, 17 February 2014

A Pretty Place To Craft

My New Craft Room...

As promised I have finally taken some pic's of my new craft room.
I have spent lots of time sorting & purging things to be able to fit into my new craft space, plus a trip to Ikea was needed for a new drawer unit to keep all my wooden stamps.
In the top two desk drawers are my glues & tools, then ink pads & blocks, Fran-tage glitters & embossing powders.   
I have square card blanks & paper pads in the basket on my desk.
White & cream ribbons & flowers are stored in these pretty jars & all the other colours are kept in the drawers on the right hand side of the desk.
My Magnolia & LOTV stamps are stored in these small blue boxes. Dies are kept in the basket under my Big Shot machine. In the floral boxes are all my 12 x 12 papers sorted by company.
I keep my finished cards in this pink basket. My lace is kept in these glass jars.
 My magazines etc are kept in the pink files.
I need to make another trip to Ikea as I clearly can't count & need two more floral boxes.
I am glad to share my little craft space as I love to look at others.
Thank you For looking.
Hugs Karen x


Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Magnolia Lots of Love Tilda

Morning all friends & followers, I hope you are all keeping well despite the terrible forecast for more bad weather again today.  I am very lucky to have been spending more time in my craft room over the last few days, sorting & creating. (where did all this craft stash come from ?)

                                             Hearts & Chocolates for Valentines Day....

I have made this card with Magnolia stamps,
 Lots of Love Tilda from You Are So Special 2011 collection,
Chocolate Heart Box from Through My Heart 2010 collection.

I have added Glossy Accents to the hearts & chocolate box & shabby gold Fran-tage to the image.
Item's I have used are,
8 x 8 scalloped card Craft Uk Limited,
Magnolia Doo Hickey's Die's,
Paper's LOTV & Nitwits collection Country Lady,
Large dark brown & white flowers Wild Orchid Crafts,
Smaller beige roses The Hobby House,
Pearl's Chocolate Heaven The Hobby House.
I am entering this card at these challenge's      Challenge 96 Love Is
Many Thanks For Looking Today & For All Your Lovely Comments.
Hugs Karen x

Monday, 10 February 2014

Sarah Kay My Sweet Lili...


Hello & Good Morning I hope you all had a good weekend. We had a busy day on Saturday with shopping, haircuts & opticians appointments, so it was lovely to spend most of the day in my craft room with Jessica on Sunday.

This is the second card I made yesterday with another Sarah Kay stamp My Sweet Lili. Again purchased from The Hobby House a long time ago.
Papers are also Vintage Rose from Wild Rose Studio.
 Green & white roses & sea charm pearls are from The Hobby House.

I have glittered with crystal stickles on the roses & image but my pic's do not show how pretty it makes them look.
I am entering this card at The Hobby House Challenge Blog.
Many Thanks For Looking Today.
Karen x

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Sarah Kay Best Friends Forever...


Hello & Good Afternoon, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. My daughter Jessica & I have spent most of the day crafting in our pyjama's, while my husband cooked us a lovely Sunday lunch.

I have made my card with a Sarah Kay stamp Best Friends Forever, I believe I purchased it along time ago from The Hobby House at the Paper craft show in Doncaster.

Papers are Vintage Rose from Wild Rose Studio & the pink roses & sugar & spice pearls are from Hobby House.

                              I am entering this card at The Hobby House Challenge Blog. 


This is Jessica's lovely little Magnolia card,
Many Thanks For Looking Today.
Karen & Jessica xx

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

LOTV Emma Pot Plant

Hello & Good Evening.

I do hope you are all keeping well. I had hoped to post this card at the weekend but we had a very busy time. My Daughter & I went with a friend to see the Nutcracker Ballet on Friday evening at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe. Then Jessica & I went shopping at Meadow Hall on Saturday while my Husband & Son went to watch Rotherham United at the New York Stadium. I spent most of Sunday cooking, cleaning. catching up on laundry, & ironing school uniforms, etc.

Song I have chosen...Thank you for the Roses by Kitty Wells.
I have made this card with LOTV stamp Emma Pot Plant.
Image has been coloured with Copic's,
Flowers are finished with white chalk ink.
Song I have chosen...Thank you for the Roses by Kitty Wells
I am entering this card at the LOTV  challenge Name that tune!
Thank you for looking today.
Karen x