Monday, 27 April 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Blue and Green

For our Challenge this week we have a blue and green colour scheme for you to follow,
We have a great prize this week of the two below cute stamps which have very kindly been donated by Helene from Alota Rubber Stamps. Check out the blog Here to read more about this prize and get some inspiration from the beautiful cards from the rest of the DT.

For my card this week I have used this lovely image from Sugar Nellie,
DP Daisybucket and flowers are Bo Bunny. Ribbon and butterfly charm are from my stash.
Sorry, no decorated inside this week. I am really up to my eyes at work and trying to get ahead with my challenges for next week as I am off on holiday to Spain for a week on Saturday.

Have a great week

Karen x

Inspirational Card Sketches # 14

Hi everyone and welcome to a brand new sketch from Dawn at ICS . Thanks for entering last week, we had such a great response and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with this week.

Here is my card for this week's challenge.

Image from Pollycraft Designs, DP is K&Company Wild Raspberry, butterfly came free with a magazine some time ago and I think is Papermania and adhesive Shimmer dots are Papermania.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Some Friends!

Sorry, no cards to post today, but I thought I would share a couple of photos with you that I took while off on my travels with work last week.
On the way to Skye I visited a really pretty little village called Plockton and while travelling to Kyle of Lochalsh after leaving Plockton I came across these cute little fellas just by the side of the road right in the middle of a bunch of houses. They were really friendly and did not seem in any way bothered by the cars going past. They were not fenced in at all and a couple of them were just wanrering about on the road. Seems like they live there all the time.

Aren't they just soo cute?

Back with my Spoon Full of Sugar challenge card on Tuesday morning.

Karen x

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Making Handmade Cards - couple of cards with new kits

I have just finished a couple of cards to send off to Making Handmade Cards that I have made with some new kits that they will be launching soon and I thought I would share them with you.

I images are from the Love to Shop kit and the backing papers are from the Madison and Flower Train kits.
Be sure to sign up for Making Handmade Cards Newsletter. It's free for sign up plus you will get to know first hand when the ekits become public.
Have a good weekend.
Karen x

Friday, 24 April 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Challenge 4 - things with wings

Sorry to be so late with this post, but I am away with work and this is the first chance I have had all day to get on the internet. It is our 4th Challenge at Dare U 2 Digi Stamp and this week the theme is 'Things with wings' which could be a winged character on your digi image, things with wings in the pattern of your paper, a charm, etc. Check out the blog to see the wonderful ideas that the rest of the st have come up with.
Here is my card

I used this fun image from Dustin Pike. The papers are all sample papers from Stampin Up that I got from Tracy Dowie who runs the Stampin Up club that I belong to - thanks Tracy. I have just noticed that the flowers and the dragonfly also came from Tracy - so double thanks Tracy. The sentiment is from High Hopes.
I am on Skye at the moment with work and it has been pouring rain all day, I have just phoned home and apparently it has been another good day there - seems like it has been good everywhere apart from here! Perhaps tomorrow will be better - fingers crossed. I do hope so as it is really beautiful here and I wanted to get some nice photos to show you.
There were some fabulous card from last week's challenge and I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week.
Karen x

Monday, 20 April 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches #13

It is Tuesday and time for another great sketch from Dawn at Inspirational Card Sketches. I found this one really challenging, but hey that is what challenges is all about ahd I know you will love it. This week's challenge has been sponsored by Dustin Pike and if you pop on over the the ICS blog you will get his contact details to check out his fab images.

For my card this week I have broken away from my usual pinks and pastels as I thought that this cheeky little fairy which incidently is one of Dustin's, needed something really colourful and bold. The papers are from a pack from Kaiser Craft and the sentiments are from a set of stickers that I have had for ages that came in a scrapbook pack and I think they may be by Doodlebug and they are just perfect for this little lady. Flowers are prima and the white flower brad with the jewel on it is doodlebug.
Front of card

Inside of card

Have a great week and I hope you have fun with this sketch.
Karen x

A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge 48 - Sketch by Caryn

This week at A Spoonfull of Sugar we have a wonderful sketch by Caryn to follow. Pop on over here to see the beautiful cards that the rest of the DT have created with this sketch.

I have used one of the new set of Gorjuss girls from Sugar Nellie, DP are from the Garden Vellum pack from the Kaiser range and the flowers on the front and inside the card have been cut out of one the sheets in this pack. Swirls are cut with a quickutz revolution die and sentiments on the front are from Claire Curd's signature range.
Front of card

Inside of card

This may be the last card for a wee while that I will have time to finish both inside and out as I am off on holiday on 2nd May and will be doing my best to make sure that I have cards ready for the Design Teams that I am on during my time away.
Things will be back to normal when I return on 9th May.
I am off to the Isle of Skye on Thursday with work for a couple of days so I am hoping that the weather will be good so that I can take some nice photos. I was there a couple of weeks ago and the weather was really miserable so the photos that I had hoped to take and post on here did not happen. Better luck this time!

Have a great week.

Karen x

Friday, 17 April 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Challenge 3 - Pink and Green

This week at Dare U 2 Digi Stamp we have a lovely colour combination challenge for you of pink and green and also a prize! Two digi stamp downloads are up for grabs for our randomly selected winner, one from Sketching Stamper and one from Sandra Dry Digital Designs.

I have used a couple of images from Grab-A-Dodle this week for my card along with these lovely papers from a 62 pad that I had forgotten that I had until I went rumaging through my papers to look for pink and greens! (Sorry can't remember who they are by and I am not at home at the moment so cannot look to see). Ribbon is Imaginsce and flowers are prima.

Inside of card

The Design Team have come up with some wonderful projects this week for your inspiration and very clever ideas for using digi stamps and you can check them all out Here
Have a great weekend.
Karen x

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches #12

Here is this week's fabulous sketch from Dawn at ICS and I am sure that you will enjoy this one as much as I did.

Yet again Dawn has come up trumps with a great prize this week. Scrapbook Dreamer is our sponsor and Laura the owner has generously offered the winner of this week sketch a nice gift certificate of the amount of $15.00 and Laura will ship anywhere.

I have used the sketch this week to cover an address book for my daughter as an Easter gift. Steph is forever on the phone to me looking for addresses for Christmas cards, birthday cards etc. so I decided that this would be useful for her and I have filled it with all the addresses that I she may need.

Back of Book

Don't forget you can turn, flip or whatever with the sketch to make it fit
your style and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with.

Karen x

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 47 - To Die For

It is Tuesday again and time for a new challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
For our Challenge this week we would like to see you create a card or project using Die cuts or Punches. This week we have a fabulous prize for one lucky person from The Cutting Cafe so pop on over to read more about this prize and some great inspiration from the DT.

For my project this week I have covered a Photo Album which came in it's own box. I have used a couple of these beautiful new Eline Pellinkhof images. These stamps are not available in the UK at the moment but my DT buddy over at Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Larissa very kindly sent me a few images - thanks so much Larissa. I have used nestabilities to cut the mats and the swirl is a quickutz revolution die, wording cut with my cricut.

Front cover of photo album

Box Lid

Photo album and box lid

I am back at work today after the nice long Easter break and we had the most wonderful weather over the past 4 days so it was a struggle to get up to catch the train this morning.

Have a great week.

Karen x

Friday, 10 April 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Challenge 2

Our challenge for week 2 at Dare U 2 Digi Stamp is Bling which could be sparkle from glitter, glitter glue, gems, metal etc. Of course a digital image must feature on your project.

For my card this week I have used this cute download of three different images from Pollycraft. DP is Imaginsce Spring collection and flowers are prima. Sentiment on the front is from a 99p clear set and the inside one is from a CC designs sentiment set.

I am now off work for 4 days for the Easter Break - yippee. Ths sun is shining here today, so I am now off out to enjoy the sunshine and you never know perhaps my other half may even treat me to lunch!!

Karen x

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches #11

It is Tuesday and time for another sketch by the wonderful Dawn at ICS and as you can see here it is another great one.

This week, we are very delighted that Leslie from Treasured Scrapbooking is sponsoring us. Treasured Scrapbooking is a monthly Kit Club based on the East Coast of USA. You really need to check out the blog to see what Leslie is offering as a prize this week - seriously worth winning.

This card differs slightly from the my DT one that appears on the ICS challenge blog. I had sent the photo of the front of the card to Dawn on Monday morning and when I then went to finish off the inside of the card on Monday night I had a slight coffee accident - the whole card was ruined, hence the new front. The design layout is the same as the original but I did not have any of the same image left and I also had to substitute some of the DP. I must admit that I probably prefer this one to the original.
I have used DP by Flair Designs called Baby Girl - a pack of 8x8 papers. All the baby elements on the card are from Panduro and the sentiment inside is Stampin Up.
Front of card

Inside of card

I do hope you are able to join us this week and I look forward to checking out your blogs to see your creations with Dawns's sketch.

Karen x

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 46 - How Old?

For our Challenge this week on A Spoon Full of Sugar we would like to see you create a card with the persons age on it. There is a great prize of a whole bunch of beautiful buttons from Silly Monkey Crafts for one lucky person to win.

For my card this week I have used this fun image from Pollycraft Designs. I have used doodlebug rub-ons to to say 8 today and the Party on sentiment is also a rub-on.
DP are from K&Co and the sentiment on the inside is from Clare Curds Signature Range sentiments set. For the images inside the card I have used another Pollycraft stamp and masked off the areas that I did not want as both these images belong to the same stamp and the little girl us usually sitting under the flower.

Have a great week and I look forward to seeing all your Age cards as the week goes on.

Karen x

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Sophie's first card

I have my 7 year grandaughter staying for the weekend and I had made up a box of craft bits and pieces for her to play with.

She has just made her first card and entered it into Crafty Monkey's challenge blog.

Here is her card

If you like you can check out Sophie's blog Here

Karen x

Friday, 3 April 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 1 - Sketch

Hi there, here we go with Challenge 1 on Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Friday Challenge. Our first challenge is a sketch by Chris and there's great inspiration from the talented DT so I hope you'll pop over for a look and join us in our first challenge. There's a great prize to be won this week as a little incentive, lovely goodies which you can see in the picture below.

Here is this week's sketch

For my card I have used this Pretty Window digi stamp by Chris. DP are a mix of Basic Grey and papers from the Bearly Mine CD. I have coloured in the image twice with copic markers and cut out just the bit with the pots and flowers for the inside of the card. The sentiments are from a set of three clear stamps and I cannot for the life of me remember who they are by. Ribbon, lace and other embellishments from my stash.
Front of card

Inside of card

Have a great weekend.

Karen x

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches # 10

This week we have yet another wonderful sketch - Sketch #10
by the fabulous DAWN and as always it`s a beautiful sketch.
The DT have created beautiful things with the sketch.
This weeks Sponsor is Michele owner of `Dancing Garden etsy Shop`...with some fab Candy on offer !!!
So if you love sketches why not pop over HERE and join in.
Here is my card for the week
Front of card

The images are part of a CC Designs digi set and the sentiment at the top of the front of the card is from a set by Claire Curd's signature range. Sentiment inside is from High Hopes and I have wanted to use this for such a long time now, but never had made a card to go with it. Flowers are prima and brads are doodlebug sugar coated (can you tell that these are my favourites!!) DP again are from the Imaginsce Spring range.
Inside of card

Sorry that I am a day late with posting this card, but I have been away with work for a few days and had not had time to load these pictures before I left. I am off to check out all the lovely cards that have been created for this week's challlenge.

Karen x