Thursday, 29 May 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar - 1st Challenge

The first challenge on A Spoonful of Sugar is to create a summery card. I think these papers look very summery - all we need now is the sun to shine!

Papers by Doodlebug, flowers by Prima, cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thanks for looking

Karen x

Sharon's Blog Candy

Sharon has some wonderful blog candy up for grabs to celebrate 5000 visitors since she started her blog. She also celebrated the first holy communion of one of her three beautiful daughters at the weekend. There is a beautiful photo of her daughter on her special day on her blog so pop over and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning.
Karen x

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

First Wallet Card

Front of Card

Inside of Card

This is my first attempt at a wallet card. I really enjoyed this one and will certainly be making more of these. Used Pink Cat Studio stamps for main image and also for the sentiments, K&Co. Sparkly Sweet papers and the cat on the inside is one of a pack of 6 that I bought in the US about 2 years ago and never thought that I would use.

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Here is my card for this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge. I am back to pastels this week again - I do love pastels!

Magnolia stamp, K&Co Sparkly Sweet papers, embelishments from stash.

It has been a beautiful day here today so hopefully the rest of the weekend will be the same.


Thursday, 22 May 2008

Happy Birthday Linsey

It is my sister Linsey's birthday today and this is the card that I have sent to her. She had a terrible cold when I spoke to her on the phone yesterday so I do hope that she is feeling a bit better today. Happy Birthday little sis.


Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Circle of Friends

I have received this from Janet and I am chuffed to bits as I am in awe of her cards - if you have not already had a look at her blog check it out. I now have to pass this on fo 4 other people and two of these are lovely people that I have met through the Cuddly Buddly forum, Sonia and Alison along with Stephanie my daughter and the lovely Kerry.



H&S blog candy from Charlie

Charlie is giving away a set of the new H&S stamped images as celebration of her 1st blogday Look here for a chance to win these wonderful images.

One Card - 2 Challenges - Papertake Weekly Challenge and also Daring Cardmakers Challenge

I made this card using a Pink Cat Studio stamp for Papertake Weekly Challenge and then noticed that the challenge for this week on Daring Cardmakers was to make a card with any animal on it.

I used a PinkCat studio stamp for the cat and also the sentiment, papers were Hint of Pink from Dovecraft and prima flowers from Cuddly Buddly.

Hope you like it as much as I do - I will certainly be making more cards with these stamps.


Monday, 19 May 2008

Some more Blog Candy - from Michelle this time

Do you fancy some great blog candy? Then visit Michelle's blog and check out what she's giving away to celebrate 5,000 hits on her blog! Well done Michelle!

Heidi's Hanglar & Stanglar Blog Candy

Heidi has one of these beautiful stamps along with other Hanglar and Stanglar stamps images on her blog. Please check out her blog as she has some wonderful creations on there. These stamps are just beautiful and they are like gold-dust to find. Thanks Heidi for giving us the change to win one.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Stamp Something Challenge

This week's challenge on The Stamp Something blog is anything to say Thank You.
I picked this stamp up yesterday when visiting Papercrafts in Elgin. They also run Funky Kits where all the Sugar Nellie stamps are created. I managed to 'adopt' this one and 2 of the new ones designed by their new designer Elizabeth Bell. I have not yet had time to get them mounted but will hopefully have a play with them next week.


Friday, 16 May 2008

Trying something different

I bought these Dovecraft Hint of Pink papers a couple of weeks ago and had not done anything with them I just love the colours but this is something different from the pastels that I usually use. I am happy with the finished card but need to play around with the layout. Hope you like it. I have a couple of birthdays coming up in the next few weeks so will have a play around over the weekend.
Thanks again to Kerry (A load of old pickle) for the Tilda image.
Karen x

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

PTW Luscious Lime and Lilac

I loved this challenge as the colours are really good together. I had to use a bit of pink (well it is almost lilac isn't it!!) as I really did not have many lilacs or purples in my stash. I have used one of the Tildas that Kerry sent me and really enjoyed making this card.


Back Home Again

I am back home again and really struggling to settle back into work. We had a lovely time, weather was really good and the kids has a wonderful time. Now counting down until we head off again at the beginning of July.

When I got back there was a package that had arrived for me from Kerry with some lovely goodies and this lovely card.

Thanks again Kerry. I will post a card later this morning that I have done for Papertake Weekly Challenge with one of the Tildas that Kerry sent. Need to head off to work now.