Sunday, 27 July 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge - Sketch No. 12

The challenge this week is a sketch by Jacqueline. I really enjoyed this sketch and will certainly use it again. I used a Magnolia stamp and needed something to sit her on, while hunting through my stash I found a sheet of cute images that I had bought from Panduro months ago for making baby cards and I think this little flower pot that she is sitting on is just right for this card.

Thanks for looking.

Karen x

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 20

This weeks challenge is "Things that Grow". I have chosen to use this cute Sugar Nellie with her watering can and flower. The papers are a download from Sweet Shoppe designs and the small tile was in a packet that came free with Papercraft Inspirations a couple of months ago.
I had wanted to try out copic markers but my local art supply shop does not stock them, but he suggested that I try Letraset ProMarkers. I only bought a few colours until I tried them out and I am quite impressed with the results. Let me know what you think. I don't think that this is the end of my watercolour pencils but it made a pleasant change to use something different.

Thanks for looking

Karen x

Friday, 25 July 2008

Janet's Blog Candy

Janet is giving away some blog candy including one of her new Max & Milly stamps. She is celebrating nearly 15,000 hits on my blog in five months and also the launch of her Max & Milly stamp designs from Spiral Whisper. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment on Janet's blog and put a note on your blog about her candy and a link from your blog to her one. She will draw the winner at random in two weeks time.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This week's challenge is another great sketch by Katherina. I have used a High Hopes image along with some lovely download papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs and some prima flowers.

The sun is shining here already today so looks like we are in for a good one.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Karen x

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Blogging Friends Award

I have been given the above lovely award by 2 very talented ladies that I first got to know through the Cuddly Buddly website, Sonia (whose blog I visit every day) and Linny. Thanks to both of you I am honoured to receive this from you

The rules of the award.
1. Only 5 people allowed
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. one has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award.
Quite simple really it is a way of saying thank you to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.

I am now going to award this to

5.Cindy (Cindy lives in Canada and is my someone new who lives in another part of the world.

Please enjoy.

Karen x

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 19

This weeks challenge is to make a card with animals only - no people allowed. This was quite hard for me as most of my stamps have people on them and I only have a few with animals.

I have the CC designs It's my birthday set and I have used the dog with the presents a few times. I had never used the cat with the presents so this is the one I have used here. I also have now used up all this DP and used the same layout that I used for the dog one as it goes really well with these stamps.

Thanks for looking.

Karen x

Friday, 18 July 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge 8

The challenge this week is "one for the girls". I have used a High Hopes image this week as High Hopes and Sarah Kay stamps are now allowed on this challenge blog along with Sugar Nellie and Hanglar ones.

I think the bloom on this one may be a bit too big, but I have been trying to use it up for ages and am almost out of the smaller ones at the moment. My local card supply shop, Papercrafts in Elgin (They also run FunkyKits who are the Sugar Nellie people) is closed at the moment as they are moving to new premises and will re-open on 1st August. Karen (another one!) who owns Papercrafts has assured me that she has lots of new flowers all boxed up and ready to display in the new shop - at this rate I will be camped out on the doorstep waiting for her to open.

It is raining here today yet again and the forecast for the weekend is not much better. Looks like summer has passed us by this year.

Have a good weekend.


Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Stamp Something Challenge

This weeks challenge -" For the challenge this week we want to see what you can do with 3 layers, 3 colors, and 3 embellishments. We're calling it a "Triple Play" challenge. You can interpret this challenge however you choose, go with just 3 of each or at least 3 of each!"

I have used this challenge to make a card for my daughter Stephanie's graduation which is tomorrow. My three colours are pink, black and green and the three embellishements are ribbon, flowers and gems. There are also three layers on the card.

I would also like to thank Sue Lesley who kindly did an image swap with me after I saw that she had used this stamp to make a card for her daughter Jill's graduation. There was no way that I was going to be able to get this stamp in time to make the card and Sue kindly came to my rescue.

Karen x

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Back home again

I am back home from Spain now and am so depressed with the weather. It was 34 degrees when I left Spain and has not stopped raining since I got home. I have even had to put the heating back on!!. Nevermind just another 7 weeks till I am off again and it will be for two weeks the next time - can't wait.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 18

The challenge on Cute Card Thursday this week is to make a card for a child. I have used one of the Hanglar images and some download papers from Cuddly Buddly. The flowers are from this months Rebecca's stash pack with a bit of stickles added. I think this card looks just right for a little girl on her birthday.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

A few days in the sun

This will be my last posting until Wednesday next week. I am heading off to our place in Spain this evening to meet up with my sister Linsey for a few days of sun and lots of red wine!

I am here in the far North of Scotland and she is in Lincolnshire so we do not manage to meet up that often so I am really excited about seeing her around midnight tonight at Alicante airport as I miss seeing her so much.

Will catch up next week when I get back.

Karen x

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge

Friday Sketchers Challenge this week was a sketch by Betrix from Germany. I really liked this layout and will certainly use it again.

It had to be a quick card this week as I am off on holiday tomorrow and really should have been packing.

I had stamped 3 or 4 of these images last weekend so already had this when I started the card. The stamp is one of a set from Panduro and the papers are a download from Sweet shoppe designs, flowers are prima

Thanks for looking.
Karen x