Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Heading off to the sun

We are heading off to our place in Spain on Friday for a week. Hopefully the weather will be better than it has been here today - it has been like Winter.

Here is a picture of our little "Wendy House" in Spain.
We are taking our grandaughter Sophie and her twin 2 year old brothers Sandy and Robbie. Perhaps I will need a holiday when I get back!!
Robbie, Sophie and Sandy

My Paperworld Challenge - Sketch 9

This is my card using Sketch No 9 on this weeks My Paperworld Challenge. Take a look at the blog and see the great cards there. (I have a link to this blog on My Challenge Blogs). I used cuddly buddly backing papers, a panduro stamp and prima flowers, other bits and pieces from my stash. This is a really good layout and I will definately use it again.
Karen x

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Thank-you Sarah Jane

This is a thank-you card for Sarah Jane, a docrafts gallery member who very kindly sent me some lovely bits and pieces for my cards. I will get it sent off on Monday. It is my first card with these Panduro stamps - I really like them.
Here is a picture of my dogs Benji and Jambo. I had mentioned them to Janet and also to Debs and said that I would upload a picture onto the blog. The other "little princess fairy" in the picture is my grand-daughter Sophie - I just love her to bits.

I have now managed to get these papers printed out in the colour they should have been. Really quite different from the ones I printed last weekend. I really liked the purple and blue ones, just a pity that I will probably never be able to get them that colour again.
I'm off to play with my new Panduro stamps which arrived on Friday. Just hoping that my OH will go and watch a football match this afternoon so that I can get some time to get a couple of cards made.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Cricut Paper Dolls dress up cartridge - NOW SOLD thank-you

Due to a mistake on an order that I placed I have a spare paper dolls cartridge. If anyone is interested in swapping another cartridge for this one please leave a comment and I will get back to you. It is still in the box and also the plastic cover.

No cards to post this week as I have been busy studying for an exam. Looking forward to Saturday when I can get some done.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Stephanie's Blog

Hi, just a short note to let you know that my daughter, Stephanie now has her blog up and running. Not much on it yet but she has a slide show with a few beautiful cards that she has made over the last few days. Certainly will be a blog to keep an eye on as she is really good at layouts and colours. Her blog is and you can also access it through the link on my favourite blogs.

Happy crafting.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Crafting Weekend

My daughter Stephanie has been here for the weekend and we have had a wonderful weekend of crafting. She has managed to go home with a good stash of goodies from my craftroom!. She has been giving me some tips on colouring with water colour pencils and I have been practising on this latest Cuddly Buddly card. I am pleased with it but must admit that the one she did was much better - never mind, I will keep at it.

Check out my Slide Show!

New Stamps

I have discovered the Cuddly Buddly web-site and love it. I ordered a couple of the rubber stamps and also downloaded one of the backing paper bundles. Here is the first card I have made with one of the stamps.

I had a bit of a happy accident with the backing papers as I had not realised that the ink in the printer had almost run out. The checked paper should be more yellow with a bit of turquoise in it. I am really happy with the finished card and know that it is a one off as I could not get the same colours again even if I tried!.

Friday, 18 April 2008

I'm up and running at long last!

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am completely new to this and learning as I go along. Please feel free to have a look at my slide gallery and I will keep adding to this as I go along.