Saturday, 31 May 2014

LOTV Birthday Fairy...

                                                 Hello all family friends & followers.

                                    I hope you are all well & enjoying the weekend so far.

I would like to say a big welcome to my newest follower Cathy & I hope you continue to enjoy my future posts.

I am sorry that I have not had time to post this card sooner. It has been a busy week with my children on hols from school & my husband from work.

  I will add items used later

We travelled down to London last weekend for the boys to attend a football match at Wembley Stadium while Jess & I went shopping at Ikea. I treated myself to a lovely storage trolley for my craft room as well as a few other bits. My husband was over the moon that his team won although it was on penalty's.
We have been up to Scarborough & Whitby this week. It was a shame the sun only came out yesterday on our last day but we still had a pretty action packed time. We climbed the 199 steps up to the Abbey in Whitby & the children took part in a prayer ceremony under the instruction of Brother John. Children were able to dress in monk’s and nun’s robes and Nathan was chosen to lead the procession & they learned all about the lives of novices, monks, lay brothers and nuns

Yesterday the sun shone & we spent some afternoon time on the beach followed by a game of crazy golf (some how I won) which annoys them all a lot. In the morning the kids enjoyed the Military Adventure Park. Jess driving a tank & shooting guns (where is my little girlie gone). We enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea & ended the evening with Scarborough fish & chips.

Today has been spent catching up on laundry etc, supermarket shopping, we are pretty much back to normal. I was so cross with myself that I forgot to take any of my craft/colouring things with me this week.

I hope to craft but have a busy time ahead this week as it will be Nathans birthday. I cant believe he will be 15 already.

I am entering this card at ...

                                                         Many Thanks For Looking
                                                                   Hugs Karen x

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Magnolia Afternoon Tea Tilda...

                                                          Hello all Family Friends & Followers,

           I hope you are all enjoying the weekend so far, especially with the beautiful sunny weather we are having here in the uk this weekend.

I would like to say a big hello & welcome to my newest followers Sandra & Kikka I hope you enjoy my future posts.

Although it is too nice to be indoors crafting/blogging I felt I needed to post this card as we will be having a little Afternoon Tea in the garden later today.

 I have used Afternoon Tea Tilda stamp & masked her unto Afternoon Tea Tilda Bench.

 I have coloured with Copics & added Shabby White Fran-tage.

To make this card I have used
8 x 8 Scalloped Craft Uk card The Range,
Papers are
Pink background is from the Blueberry Hill paper pad Papermania,
Teacups paper is Dove Craft Cupcakes paper pad purchased from Wilko's,
Dies used
Spellbinders Oval purchased from Once upon a stamp,
All purchased Wild Orchid Crafts,
Gauze purchased Pharmacy,
Lace, Ribbon & Pretty Notebook Tag,
All kindly sent to me from my Mum in Guernsey.
Pink Paper Doily purchased John purchased,
Pink Pearls purchased The Hobby House,
Gesso purchased Live & Love Crafts.
Time For & Afternoon Tea Sentiment Stamps.

 I am Entering in these challenges...

           Many Thanks for looking Today & for all the lovely comments on my last card.
                                                                     Hugs Karen x


Monday, 5 May 2014

Blue, Birds & Buttons

                                                       Good evening to you all.
                                I hope you've all had a nice Bank Holiday weekend so far.
                    The weather has been pleasant here, so we had a little bbq this afternoon.

                                     I am now sat watching the World Snooker Final
                                              (writing this post in between games).
                                       I can't believe how close the match is so far.
                                                   We might be in for a late night.

Here is the card I have made for the WOC Challenge...

 I have hand stamped image in Versa Mark & heat embossed with Detail White Powder & finished with Shabby Blue Fran-tage. I have coloured bird with Copics.

                                                         Items I have used are...

                                                     Bird Cage & Bird Stamp (unknown)
                                     8 x 8 Craft Uk Scalloped Card Purchased The Range,

                                                                  Papers are
                                            Papermania Blueberry Hill Paper Pad.

                                                                Dies used are
                                                       Spellbinders Opulent Ovals,
                                                           Marianne Bird Cage,
                                                       Martha Stewart Heart Punch.

                                                              Embellishments are
                                           White Pearl Heart Pin Live & Love Crafts,
                                                      Lace Purchased in Guernsey,
                                        Cream Pearl Beads Purchased The Hobby House,
                                                       Gauze Purchased Pharmacy.

                                                                 Flowers are
                                 White Roses, Blue Roses & Sweetheart Blossoms
                                              White Heart Doily Wild Orchid Crafts,
                              Flower Buds, Paper Flowers & White Buttons from Craft Stash.

I am entering this card at Wild Orchid Challenge...

     Thank You For The Lovely Comments On My Recent Cards I Very Much Appreciate Them All.

                                                  Many Thanks For Looking Today.
                                                                  Hugs Karen x

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Magnolia Brotherly Love Edwin...

                                    Hello & good morning all Family Friends & Followers,

            How lovely to see the sun shine this morning, lets hope it stays all weekend.

This is a quick post as I have a very busy day, I tried uploading this post last night but I had troubles with my pictures uploading from my camera. I had to re- take them on a new disk quickly this morning. I will add info later.

 I used these items to make my card...
Magnolia Brotherly Love Edwin stamp from the Apples & Cherries 2010 collection,
7 x 7 Card Uk Card,
Magnolia Doo Hickey So Wrapped Lovely Heart,
Purchased from Sir Stamp A Lot,
Papers are Maja Sofiero Limited Edition,
Golden Latte Shabby Seam Binding,
Shabby Rose & Shabby Pink Fran-tage
Purchased from Live & Love Crafts,
Flowers are
 Mixed Vintage Roses Purchased Wild Orchid Crafts,
Rose Trim Purchased The Works,
X Cut Scalloped Square (cut in half), 
Cream Pearl Hearts Purchased (wedding section)The Range,
Gauze Purchased Pharmacy,
Sentiment Tag Cloud 9 Romance Scrapbook Kit,
Cream Pearl Heart Button & Lace
 from my Stash.
I am entering in these challenges...
Many Thanks For Looking In Today.
Hugs Karen x