Monday, 30 June 2008

Nikki's 10000 hits blog candy

Nikki is offering some wonderful blog candy for reaching 10000 hits on her blog. If you have not already had a look at Nikki's blog I really recommend that you do as her cards are inspirational.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Brilliant Weblog Award

I have been given this award by the lovely Janet. It's a special award given to weblogs that somehow catch your eye so I feel very honoured indeed as Janet is such a talented lady and her blog is an inspiration

The rules for this award:1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.2. Link the person you received your award from.3. Nominate al least 7 other blogs.4. Put links of those blogs on yours.5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated

So the 7 I am going to nominate are:-








Cute Card Thursday Challenge 16

The challenge this week over on Cute Card Thursday was to make a card with no patterned paper. This was certainly a challenge to me as I just love patterned paper. However I am really pleased with how this card turned out and think I will probably make some more. I enbossed a square of slightly pearlised card with one of my cuttlebug embossing folders and matted it onto pink and then onto green. The stamp is from Panduro and the sentiment Studio G. The flowers as ever are Prima.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Daring Card Makers Challenge

Here is my card for this week's Daring Card Makers Challenge. The challenge was to make a quick card - no more than 30 minutes. It was a bit of a push, but I managed to get it done in 28 minutes. The colouring was a bit rushed and I don't think the glue holding on the gemstones was dry when I took the picture. Nevertheless, I am happy with the card. I love this image and the design was inspired by a card I made a couple of weeks ago - the last one was a gate fold card, but I certainly would not have had the time to make a gate fold in 30 minutes.

Karen x

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

I have been tagged

I have been tagged by Kitty so here are my answers to the questions:

What was happening ten years ago
I was getting ready to go off on a belated Honeymoon to Barcelona (We got married in the February but decided to wait until the summer to head off to the sun).

Name 5 things I will be doing today
Really boring but need to the the company registered for VAT at work.
Make appointment to get hair cut and coloured.
Finish off 3 cards that I need to send off to my sister.
Watch Sunday edition of Brothers and Sisters that I have not yet had time to watch.
Send off a sympathy card to a friend who has just lost her dad.

Snacks I enjoy
Any kind of chocolate as long as it has no nuts in.
Dried Apricots.

Things I would do if I was a millionaire
Start my own craft shop and card making classes.
Pay off the kids Mortgages.
Buy a bigger property in Spain with it's own pool (rather than having to share).
Take all the family to Disney.

Places I have Lived
Was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. Lived in Peterhead, Scotland for the next 22 years, Got married and moved to Rheindahlen Germany for 4 years, back to Aberdeen for 7 years and moved to where I am in Elgin, Scotland 12 years ago.

I will now tag Sonia, Alison, and Stephanie as everyone else I know have already been tagged I think.

Karen x

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Dutch Dare Card Challenge #2

This weeks challenge was to create a card where the main image was stamped. I have used one of the new Q.T. Hooty stamps from PinkCat Studio and Heidi Grace papers.

Karen x

Thursday, 19 June 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar and Cute Card Thursday

I needed to make a birthday card for someone today and I knew that it would fit this week's A Spoonful of Sugar challenge which was to make a card for any kind of celebration. I then checked out Cute Card Thursday this evening to see what this week's challenge was and could not believe it when I read that it was to make a birthday card.

So here is my card that fits both challenges.

I used a Hanglar image, Deja Views Little Ones collection papers and embellishments and a prima flower, sentiment CC designs stamp.

I really enjoyed making this card and I think it looks perfect for a little girl's birthday.

Karen x

Wow - Look at all this Blog Candy from Sharon

A parcel turned up today with the candy that I won that Sharon had up for grabs to celebrate 5000 visitors since she started her blog.

Thanks also for the beautiful wallet full of images Sharon.

I will enjoy this prize and will have fun deciding what to make, many thanks Sharon

Karen x

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Dutch Dare Challenge

This is a new Challenge that is now up and running. The first week's challenge is to create a card using pink - lots of pink and here is my interpretaion of that.
I have used Daisybucket papers, cuttlebug embossing folder, Prima flowers and image by Hanglar.

You can find this challenge at

Thanks for looking.

Karen x

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

This week's challenge was to make a card using 3 different embellishments. I made this gate fold card and I have used ribbon, gems and a flower. The stamp is by CC Designs - It's my birthday set.

Lovely surprise in the post

Front of Card
Inside of Card

I had a lovely surprise delivered by the postman this morning - I beautiful card wallet with Magnolia and Sugar Nellie images from my daughter Stephanie. The image that she had used on the front is just beautiful and I can't wait to have a go at making a card with this one.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

How lucky am I? - I have won Sharon's blog candy

I found out yesterday that I had won some wonderful blog candy that Sharon had up for grabs to celebrate 5000 visitors since she started her blog. I never win anything so I am really excited about this.

Thanks very much Sharon.

Karen x

Tilda & Co Sunday Challenge

I needed to make a card for our Great-Niece Lauren who is 5 this month - Happy Birthday Lauren. This weeks challenge over on Tilda & Co was to use swirls so here is my card. I have used the lovely glittery card from DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies pad along with one of my new Magnolia stamps and the little pearls are from Confetti.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Friday Sketchers Week #5

I needed to make a card for a colleague who is leaving work this week. I have used Kim's sketch which was just perfect.

Friday, 6 June 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar - Challenge 2

Not had much time for card-making this week as have had a really busy week at the office. Had a little time last night and managed to get this card done for this week's A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge. I have used one of the new Elizabeth Bell stamps by Sugar Nellie, papers are by Deja Views and Prima Flowers, other bits and pieces from stash. Looking forward to some crafting time over the weekend and also hopefully to some good weather!