Sunday, 29 March 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 45

This week's challenge is a great sketch by Lim and what a great sketch it is.

Please check out the blog Here to see the beatiful card by the rest of the DT.
Front of card

I have used these wonderful papers again by imaginsce as I adore them and they are just perfect for Spring and Easter cards. Image is Pink Petticoat and the little flowers are ones that I bought on holiday in the US probably 2 years ago and have never found a project to put them on, brads are doodlebug.
Inside of card

I am away with work for a few days, so will not be able to visit your blogs until I get home on Wednesday, but I will catch up with all the wonderful creations then.

Happy creating.

Karen x

Saturday, 28 March 2009

I am delighted to announce that I have been asked to join the design team on Dare U 2 Digi Stamp and am looking forward to working with a fantastic bunch of very talented people.

Chris and Sandra have just launched their new blog challenge which takes place every Friday and involves creating crafty stuff using any digi image, the first one will be posted next Friday April 3rd and should be lots of fun. In the meantime hop over to their blog here and have a look at the rest of the team and their amazing work!

Hope you will all join us in the fun next week.

Karen x

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches - Sketch#9

Here is the fabulous I-C-S sketch #9 from the wonderful Dawn.
This weeks sponsor is Rhea (owner) from `SavvynSassy` who has kindly donated a coupon to be used at her shop.
To be in with a chance of winning a coupon from them this week
all you have to do is create anything using the sketch #9 as your Inspiration.
However you choose to interperate the sketch is entirly your choice ...just
`Enjoy`.But dont foget to link back to Mr.Linky HERE so we can see your creation.

Here is my card

Inside of card

I have used a couple of the gorjuss girls from Sugar Nellie and I believe that these wonderful stamps will be released as single stamps at the end of the month. DP are from a scrapbook pack by Creative Imaginations and the ribbon, flowers and sticky glitter spots are all from my stash.

Please pop on over to The ICS challenge blog to see the wonderful cards that the rest of the DT have created this week and I look forward to seeing your cards.

Karen x

Monday, 23 March 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Easter

The challenge this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar is to make something for Easter.

We have a great prize this week of the below gift voucher which has very kindly been donated by Bryony from Silly Monkey Crafts. Thank you Bryony!

For this card and and little Easter Egg holder I have used images from CC designs Gingersnap Spring set all of which have been coloured with copics, DP is Imaginisce For Peep's Sake, brads are Doodlebug sugared and all ribbon, blooms and other embelishments from my stash. The cute little popcorn holder was cut with my cricut using the Tags, Bags and Boxes cartridge and what a great cartridge this is proving to be, the scalloped edge on the handle was cut using a stampin up border punch.

The cute little rabbit that I have used in this photograph is a 99p keyring from Asda which I have cute the key-ring bit off of. This was my first effort at a nice display photo rather than just a photo of the card and box.

Have a great week and I look forward to seeing what you come up with for Easter.

Karen x

Another card with this great e-kit

I have been working again with this great Little Princess E-Kit from Making Handmade Cards and have discovered just how versatile it is. The first card that I had made was really girly with the pinks and blues, bus as you can see these green and purple papers can be used to make a much more grown up card. I think this would be just perfect for a mum on her birthday or could be adapted for a Mothers Day card or even a thank you card.
Inside of card

As with the last card, everything is in the kit apart from the flower, ribbon, stick on gems and I have used some stickles on the trees on the front and some of the trees in the inside.
What a great kit this has been and I am already looking forward to seeing what they come out with next.
If you have not already done so, you can sign up Here for the free newsletter which will let you know about when this kit is launched and all the up to date news and free download.

Thanks for looking.

Karen x

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Preview of new E-Kit at Making Handmade Cards

I have been working with a new E-kit that Claire and Jo at Making Handmade Cards have sent to me which is due to be released in the next wee while.

This is the first card that I have made with this great kit called Little Princess and as the name says it is just perfect for any Little Princess in your life. I have made a party invitation that fits into it's own little criss-cross card holder and these papers are just so beautiful. I haven't put any wording on the inviation, but I have covered the back of the pull out card and there is plenty room on there for the actual writing of the invitation. The only things that I had added from my own stash are the ribbon, flower, button and glitter gems, eveything else was part of the kit.

You can sign up Here for the free newletter which lets you know when any new eKits are released and you will also get the Floral Doodle E-Kit, which is ful of beautiful backing papers absolutely free when you sign up for your free copy of the newsletter.

Thanks for looking

Karen x

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches # 8 & Papertake Weekly Challenge

Here is this weeks great sketch from Dawn over at Inspirational Card Sketches

Now you can do whatever you want with the sketch: turn it, flip it, just anything that your heart desires. Remember you can also embellish you lovely cards to your liking. We can't wait to see what you do with it. Remember to always have fun!

We have a great prize this week from That's Jazszy Stamp Dreams. Pop on over to the ICS blog to check this great prize out along with some fabulous inspirations from the DT.

I have made a tag with the sketch this week and used this cute little stamps and sentiments from a CC designs set. The tag was cut with Cricut Tags, Bags and Boxes cartridge and the papers are from the Imagininsce Spring Pad.

This tag also fits with the challenge at Papertake Weekly as their challenge is to have something edible on your card and sitting on top of this pile of parcels that this little dog is carrying is a lovely little cupcake.



Have a great week and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your creations using Dawns's great sketch.

Karen x

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge 43 - Little Gem

For our Challenge this week at A Spoonfull of Sugar we would like to see you use Gem's on your cards.

We have a great prize this week of the below stamp "Sporty Edwin". This has been kindly donated by Colette and Katie at Nutcrafters. They have just received their first delivery of Greeting Farm stamps so be sure to pay them a visit.

I have used another of the set of Gorjuss girls this week for my card, don't you just love them and I have just heard that the next set will be available for pre-order very soon from Sugar Nellie very soon as well as the first set being available as single stamps at the end of the month.
The DP is Imagininsce Spring set, bloom is Bo-Bunny and the sentiments are from the Claire Curd Signature Range. In order to meet the challenge I have used many gems on the card, the one in the middle of the flower is a centre kiss by Prima and the small lilac ones on the flourish which is by quickutz are ones that I bought from Confetti the Wedding shop ages ago.
Front of Card

Inside of card

The sun is shining here in Inverness and looks like it is going to be a beautiful day, hope the weather is shining wherever you are.

Have a great day, and I look forward to seeing your creations with gems this week.

Karen x

Friday, 13 March 2009

DT work for Making-Handmade-Cards

I have been approached by the lovely Claire and Jo at Making-Handmade-Cards to ask if I would join their DT as a Guest DT member and make some cards with their new Ekit which is due to be released soon.

After having a look at their website and seeing the kits that they have already released I didn't have to think too long about this great opportunity.

Here are the first couple of cards that I have sent off to them and I do hope that you like them.

The only things that I have had to add are the ribbon, lace, flowers, brads and gems. All the backing papers, images, sentiments etc come with the kit and in this particular kit you get everything in pink, blue, aqua and yellow along with the many black and white images, frames and sentiments.

Certainly a great kit to work with and I know that they have many others in the pipe line. If you pop over to the link Here you can sign up to their free newsletter and also receive their wonderful Floral Doodle Printable Backing Paper collection absolutely free - what a great offer!

Karen x

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches #7

Over at ICS this week we are on Sketch#7...set by the wonderful Dawn.
This week see a New Sponsor, The Cutting Cafe and Regina Easter has kindly offered the winner three downloads of your choice from the CAFE
Now thats one you wont want to miss!!!

For my card this week I have used Porridge the pig from Sugar Nellie and the DPs are doodlebug which I think go perfectly with this image. The sentiment is one from the new Claire Curd signature range and the flowers are Imaginisce, ribbon and brad from my stash.

Pop on over to the ICS blog to see the fabulous cards from the rest of the DT and I look forward to seeing all your fab creations this week with Dawn's sketch.

Karen x

Monday, 9 March 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge 42 - sketch by Michelle

On A Spoonfull of Sugar this week we have a fabulous sketch by Michelle.

For my card this week I have used this cute stamp and sentiment stamp by Butterfly Kisses, the DP is Baby Girl by Flair Designs, buttons are Stampin Up and the charm and ribbon are from my stash. There is stitching on the layout which is optional, but my sewing machine, which is really old, appears to have died, so I have used rub-on stitching by Doodlebug.

Inside of card

Thanks for looking.

Karen x

Monday, 2 March 2009

A Spoonfull of Sugar Torn Edges

The challenge over on A Spoonfull of Sugar this week is to make a card with torn edges on it.
Front of card

I have chosed one of the Miss Anya stamps for this card as they are my favourite stamps at the moment (along with the Gorjuss girls - I will have a post with these later in the day!). The papers that I have used are from a set of 12 by Dena for Creative Imaginatons. I just love them as they remind me of spring and I really had to force my self to cut and tear into them. Flowers are by prima and ribbon, lace and other embelishments from my stash. This is the first time that I have ever made a card with torn paper on it - I like everything to be just so!, but I was really surprised at how much I like the torn effect. I have only torn the two strips of pink and white paper across the card and have put the ribbon and lace on top of these pieces. I have coloured Miss Anya with copics.
Inside of card

Back of card

Good luck with the challenge this week and have a great day.

Karen x

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Dies to Die For Guest Designer call using ICS sketch # 6

Here is this week's sketch by Dawn over at Inspirational Card Sketches and I think you will agree with me that it is yet another great one.

I am using the sketch this week to enter Tracy's call for a designer DT member at Dies to Die for, please see Tracy's blog Here for details as this will be a fantastic opportunity for someone as Dies to Die for have a huge range of lovely stamps, papers and all sort of lovely bits and pieces.

For this week at ICS we have our very first sponsor The Mosy Scrapper. With that comes some exciting news. Christa owner of The Mosy Scrapper will give the winner of this weeks sketch a $15.00 dollar Gift Certificate to her wonderful store. Please check out the blog for details on this great prize.

I have used the sketch (which I have turned on it's side)this week for my first card using the new Gorjuss girls collection of stamps from Sugar Nellie. I have had this card sitting on my desk for almost a week now and have been dying to get it on my blog. I hope you all love these little beauties as much as I do. I have used these beautiful papers by Paper Adventures and I do not know if you can see it on the picture, but the patterned paper is embossed and glittered and is just gorgeous. The florish was cut with a quickutz die and the flowers brads and gems are from my stash.
Front of card

I have managed to use another of these lovely girls in the inside of the card and she looks so cute sitting on the sentiment square. I had thought of putting another one on the back but decided that I would keep the others for another card.
Inside of card

Back of card

Please have a look on the blog here to see the beautiful creations from my fellow DT members and I look forward to seeing what you come up with from this great sketch.

Karen x