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

Monday 28 April 2014

Magnolia Kneeling Tilda

                                 Hello & good morning all Family Friends & Followers,

                 I hope you are all well & enjoyed the weekend despite the weather.

I would like to say hello & a very big welcome to my newest follower Lotte, I hope you enjoy my future posts.

When I made this card last week the sun was shining & it inspired me to make this bright & colourful spring/summer colour combo with Lady Bug & Butterflies

                              I have hand stamped both images & coloured with Copics.

I have made this card using
6 x 6 Craftwork Scalloped Card LOTV,
Kneeling Tilda Sweet Rainbow 2011,
Stone path Butterfly Dreams 2011,
Dies used
Doo Hickey Lovely Fence,
X Cut Scalloped Square,
Spellbinders Small Scalloped Circle,
Sentiment is LOTV,
Papers from Stash,
Flowers are 
Large Beige Rose The Hobby House,
White & Green Sweetheart Blossoms & Red Roses are WOC,
Tilda small Green Pom Pom Ribbon Panduro,
Paper Doily & White Gauze.
                                                                                                                                                                  I am entering this card into these challenges...                       
Many Thanks For Looking In Today.
Hugs Karen x

Sunday 27 April 2014

LOTV Chocolate Box

                                                       Hello everybody,
         I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend & did not eat too many Choccy Eggs.

I would like to send Get Well Wishes to my follower & friend Debra & hope you will be back to crafting soon.

     Sorry I have not been around for comments or posting, I just don't know where this last couple of weeks have gone. My children went back to school on Tuesday, so I made two cards in between catching up on house work & various other things but have missed out on entering into a couple of challenges as family life just gets in the way sometimes.

Any how with thoughts of all the lovely Choccies in mind I have made this card for the Live & Love Chocolate Challenge.


 I have hand stamped & coloured this image with Copics & finished with Shabby Rose Fran-tage.

I have used a mix of papers to finish up some scraps. 

                                                         I have made this card using,
                                           8 x 8 Craft UK limited Scalloped card The Range,
                                                         Chocolate Box stamp LOTV,
                                                                    Dies used are
                                                        Spellbinders Scallop Circle,
                                                           Tim Holtz Butterflies,
                                                                    Papers used are
                                    Brown spot background is Papermania Regency  Paper Pad,
                                   Beige top layer is LOTV  & Nitwits Country Lady Paper Pad,
                                 Purple centre layer is Wild Rose Studio Vintage Rose Paper Pad,
                                                                    Flowers are
                                                 Large Purple Flowers are from The Range,
                                                  Beige Roses are from The Hobby House,
                                 Cream Cherry Blossoms & Lilac Vintage Roses are from WOC,
                                                                   Embellishments are
                                Lilac Stamens & Shabby Rose Fran-tage are Live & Love Crafts,
                                       Ribbon Pearls & Pretty Cream Lace are all from Guernsey
                                      Pretty Resin Butterflies have been kindly made by my Mum,
                                                                (I have added Fran-tage).

I am entering into these challenges...

                                Many Thanks for Looking Today & For Your Lovely Comments.
                                                                          Hugs Karen x

Saturday 5 April 2014

Happy Easter Card...

Good afternoon to you all.
 I hope you are having a nice weekend so far.
Here is the second card that I made yesterday.
It started out as a very C & S card, then I added the flowers today. 
     I have heat embossed the HAPPY EASTER stamp with Kettle Copper powder & finished with Shabby White Fran-tage.

 I have stamped Faux stitching in Memento Rich Cocoa ink around the bottom layer.    

                       I have used                          
  7 x 7 Craft Uk Limited card Sir Stampalot.
HAPPY EASTER stamp Papermania.
Kettle Copper Embossing Powder Personal Impressions.
Hearts Die.(not sure).
Catalina Floral Memory Box Die.
Cuttlebug Embossing folder.
White Mesh Netting Wedding section John Lewis Southampton.
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts.
Ribbon & Stamens from Guernsey.
Gems from my craft stash.
I am entering this card in these challenges...
Many Thanks For Looking Today & Your Lovely Comments.
Hugs Karen x