Friday, 29 May 2009

Nutshells DT Call

Katie and Collete from Nutcrafters currently have a DT call for their exciting fabulous new range of stamps and Nikki who is their 1st DT member has created this fabulous stetch to follow.

This little cutie was a dream to colour and she looks ready for summer in her pretty little summer dress so I have picked some really summery coloured DP to go with her.
DP is by kaisercraft, cardstock Stampin Up, brads and sentiments are Doodlebug and CC designs,flowers are by prima.
Front of card

Inside of card

Thanks to Katie and Collete for the opportunity to enter this DT call and I wish you all the best with your fabulous new range of stamps.
Karen x

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - challenge 9 sketch

This week we have a wonderful sketch for you designed by our own super talented DT member Donna over at Dare U 2 Digi Stamp we'ved all loved making our cards with your sketch Donna, thank you. Hope you can join us this week.

I have used these beautiful Making Memories papers this week along with another fabulous download from Sally-Ann at Digi-Stamp Boutique. Flowers are by prima and brads are Doodlebug sugar coated.

It is a gorgeous day here in Inverness today, and according to the weather forecast looks like we will be getting the best weather in the whole of the UK today and the even better news is that it is due to be like this all weekend. I have our 3 grandchildren coming to stay for the weekend, so it should be wonderful to get out and about with them and enjoy the good weather.
Hope the weather is good wherever you are and that you have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Copics Colour Challenge 15 and Basic Grey Doodles

This weeks challenge is to use the following colours. Remember - don't worry if you don't have the exact colours - use the nearest you have as long as they are Copics!

Check out the blog Here to see what the rest of the DT have come up with using these colours and perhaps give you some inspiration.
For my card this week, I luckily had all three of the colours that were picked. The image I have used is from Sugar Nellie and the papers are Basic Grey Sultry. The challenge over at Basic Grey this week is to doodle on your card so this card also fits the challenge.

I have kept the inside of this card really simple as the papers were just too beautiful to cover up.

I hope you all have fun with this challenge this week and that you are inspired to try something different.
Karen x

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches - # 18

Dawn has come up with yet another great skecth for us to work with this week. Don't you just love sketches?
Check out the blog Here to get some inspiration from the fabulous cards that the rest of the DT have made and also to see the great prize is on offer this week from Paper Popsicles.

For my card this week I have used one of the fantastic new Anya Girls from The Greeting Farm and what a joy they are to colour in. DP is by making memories and the sentiment from High Hopes, rest of the bits and pieces are from my stash.
We are supposed to get a really good summer this year, so these papers are in anticipation of the hot, sunny weather.

Have a happy crafting week.
Karen x

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 53 - Lace using Sketch #52 at Sketch Saturday

Our challenge this week is to add Lace to your card
If you do not have any lace you are very welcome to use a lace effect punch.

Our sponsor this week is Stampavie. They have kindly given us two Leere Aldrich stamps for one lucky player. Not only that there will be a few surprise craft items in your package too! Thank you Michelle for arranging this fantastic prize!

I have used one of the beautiful new stamps from Charmed Delectable Stamps this week on my card as she goes so well with the lace I think. The lovely little stool that she is sitting on is also from Charmed Delectable. DP are Kaisercraft and lace and other bits and pieces from my stash.
I have followed sketch #52 over at Sketch Saturday for this card and so will be able to enter it for their weekly challenge.

Go check out the blog Here to see the amazing creations from the rest of the DT.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - One for the Boys

Friday again, thank goodness, it has been a long long week at work this week and I am now looking forward to a couple of days of relaxation - unfortunately we don't get the Bank Holiday on Monday.
As I said it is Friday and therefore time for the next Dare U 2 Digistamp challenge. This week's challenge is One for the Boys and this certainly was a challenge for me as I just don't DO male cards. I am however pleased with my card and may even try a few more!
Image from Digi Stamp Boutique, papers are by dovecraft and sentiments from CC Desgins. Ribbon and brads from my stash.
Front of card

Inside of card

Have a great weekend and enjoy the Bank Holiday on Monday if you are fortunate enough to have the day off.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Copics Colour Challenge 14 and DT announcement

I have been so busy since I got back from holiday that I forgot to tell you that I had an email from Shell over at Copics Colour Challenge asking me if I would join their DT. As you all know, I love my Copics, so this certainly was not a difficult decision for me and I was delighted to accept.
This week is my first week as a DT member with them and here are the colours that we are all challenged to use this week. The colours are given as a guide and if you do not have the exact ones then you can use the ones that you have that are nearest to the colours given. I have used R29 Lipstick Red, B12 Ice Blue and Y06 Yellow.

I have used Imaginsce papers on my card both on the front and inside. The images are from the SugarPlum range at CC Designs, flowers are Prima and the sentiments are also CC Designs.
Front of card

Inside of card

On the left-hand inside I have created a small pocket to insert a gift-card into.

Check out the Copics Colour Challenge blog to see the beautiful card that the rest of the DT have created and I hope you get a chance to share your creation with us.
Karen x

Inspirational Card Sketches No 17

This week at ICS the lovely Kendra from The Character Cafe is our lovely sponsor. She will provide 3 digital stamps to the winner. The winner will get to chose which 3 digi stamps they want out of their collection. And they do have amazing collection.

Here is this week's sketch from Dawn - yet another great one to follow.

I have used the image Precious Emmy fro The Character Cafe and I am sorry but I cannot remember who the DP is by. I bought these papers ages ago and unfortunately there is no name on them. Flowers by Prima and Adhesive Shimmer Dots are by papermania - I just love these and they come in about 4 different colours.

It would be great to see you join us this week over at ICS where I will be looking forward to seeing the lovely creations.
Have a great week.
Karen x

Happy 1st Birthday - A Spoon Full of Sugar, with Marlene's Fab sketch at the Sugar Bowl

Woooo Hooooo!!! Today is A Spoon Full of Sugar's Birthday.. Yes, our challenge is 1 year old!!!

We want you all to join in the fun this week so our challenge is a nice easy one. We would like you to create a card for a Celebration..... any celebration will do... Birthday, Anniversary, Baby Announcement.... anything goes!

We have lots of fabulous prizes this week! Our very generous sponsors this week are: Whiff of Joy, Whimsy Stamps, Roses on Paper, Nutcrafters and Silly Monkey Crafts. Yes that's right 5 lucky people can win a prize this week! Pop on over to A Spoon Full of Sugar to read all about these prizes and also to see the wonderful cards by the design team and also the fabulous cards from the our special Guest Designers Deb and Marlou.

I have chosen to make a Birthday card (as I needed one!) and have used one of the Gorjuss Girls from set one - I really think this is my favourite out of all of them. The papers are from Kaisercraft and I have been saving these as they were almost too pretty to cut up. Flower, ribbon and buttons from my stash.
I have not finished the inside of this card yet, but hopefully will get it done tonight and will update this post when I complete it.

I have used the fabulous sketch my Marlene over at The Sugar Bowl, so I am entering this card in the challenge over there.

I do hope you all manage to join us in this bumper celebration week at A Spoon Full of Sugar and I look forward to seeing your beautiful cards.

Karen x

Friday, 15 May 2009

My First Scrap On Line Card

I did my first scrap on line card last night with Karin and I enjoyed it so much. It took me a wee while to work out how the paperplanet online site works, but it was real fun. There were only 3 of us on last night, but hopefully more people with join in the fortcoming weeks.
Here is the card that I created from the instructions given. I have used one of my Charmed Delectable stamps for the first time and what a delight she was to colour in.

Karin has now set up a Scrap On Line challenge blog so that people that are not able to take part on the evening due to time differences etc can then make the card at a time suitable to them. Pop on over Here to read all about it and hopefully you will be able to take part in the future.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Challenge 7, Lilac and Lemon

It's Friday already and time for another Dare U 2 Digi Stamp challenge. This week it is a colour combination and this one is lilac and lemon, which I have to say is one of my favourite combinations. Check out the blog to see the beautiful cards that the rest of the DT have made with this combination.
The DP on my card this week are all from Stampin Up and the images are Dustin Pike's. The sentiment is from a Stampin Up set and the ribbon from my stash. I haven't put any more embelishment on this card as I just loved the DP and did not want to cover it up anymore.
Front of card

Inside of card

Back of card

I don't always take a picture of the back of the card, but have done this time as I wanted to show you my new stamp that was given to me as a present by Tracy Dowie who runs the Stampin Up club that I belong to. Tracy kindly designed and had these stamps made for all the club members so that we could use it whenever using stampin up stamps - thanks again Tracy - it is much appreciated.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

IC Sketches #16

Here is this weeks fab sketch from Dawn at Inspirational Card Sketches and I think you will agree that it is a wonderful one. We have some great stamped images up for grabs this week from our own talented DT member Kim. Hop on over to the blog to check out this prize and also the beautiful creations from the rest of the DT

I have used Daisy from Sugar Nellie this week. Not used her for ages and I had forgotten how cute she is. Papers are K&Co and other bits and pieces from my stash.

I am back in blogland again, so hopefully will have time this week to check out what you are all doing with this sketch.
Have a great week.
Karen x

A Spoon Full of Sugar, Challenge 51 Buttons Galore

The Theme this week over on A spoon full of sugar is
Buttons Galore. We would love to see Buttons on your work.
Our wonderful sponsor this week is Lori from Scrappopotamus
This week our Wonderful and talented Guest Designer is Deb, Thanks so much for your Gorgeous card Deb
For my card this week I have used another of the Gorjuss girls from set 2 and the DP and buttons are all from Stampin Up, flowers by prima and charm from my stash.
As you can see, although I have now returned from holiday, I am still not fully caught up with everything and have not yet managed to get the inside of this card decorated. Hopefully normal service will resume next week!

The sun is shining here today and the sky is blue, I hope the weather is as good where ever you are. Have a great week.
Karen x

Thursday, 7 May 2009

ICS Sketch #15

Another week and another great sketch from Dawn over at Inspirational Card Sketches (link over on the right) Check out the blog to get some inspiration from the beautiful cards from the rest of the DT and also to see what one lucky person will win this week.

Here is my card, I used one of the Gorjuss Girls from set 1 from Sugar Nellie and the papers are Kaisercraft.

We are having a week in Spain at the moment and the weather is just beautiful - the sun has been shining since we got here and we are just heading off to the beach as soon as I post this.
Have a great week.
Karen x

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Touchy Feely

Greetings from sunny Spain.
The challenge on A SpoonFull of Sugar this week is to create something touchy feely.
I have made a circle using 2 round nestabilities and have used some wonderful doodlebug glittered paper which is lovely to feel. I have also used some really nice ribbon which also feels really nice.
Being as how I am in Spain on holiday at the moment, the sentiment on this card is really appropriate.
Pop on over to A Spoon Full of Sugar to check out the beautiful cards from the rest of the DT and also to see this weeks fantastic prize.

Have a great week.
Karen x

Friday, 1 May 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Challenge # 5

Hi there, Friday again and time for a new challenge on Dare U 2 Digi Stamp. This week we have a wonderful sketch to follow designed by Sandra . Check out the blog to get some inspiration from the wonderful creations of the rest of the DT.

I have made a notebook week with the sketch this week. I am heading off on holiday this evening to our place in Spain for a week. We have some friends that are planning on using the apartment during the summer time and I decided to cover this book so that I could write down some instructions for the likes of the washing machine, air conditioning, where to find the nearest supermarket, doctors etc.
I have used this cute house image by pink petticoat and the papers are from KaiserCraft, flowers are a mixture from Bo Bunny and Imaginsce and the ribbon, charms and gems are from my stash.

I will not be around much over the next week to get around your blogs to see the wonderful cards you make, but will be back again in just over a week.

Have a great week.

Karen x