Sunday, 28 February 2010

Squiggle Stamps sneek peek and still time to enter this Month's Challenge

Here is a sneek peek of one of the digi images that will be released by Squiggle Stamps on Monday 1st March. There will be six new stamps released on Monday in digi form and they will all be available in rubber in a couple of weeks.

I made one of these little easter egg bags last week and thought that another similar one would be just perfect with this little Lilliput Easter Bunny. The papers again are by Doodlebug as are the stickers on the tab top. I have used a crop-o-dile to punch and set the eyelets. The bunny has been coloured with a combination of Copics and Promarkers.

Just a reminder that there is still time for you to enter February's Challenge to win this fabby prize - see details {HERE} Remember you can also use Digi Images for the challenge which are available for immediate download! so grab yourself one now and be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize.

Good Luck!

Karen x

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Sneek Peek - Pixie Dust Studio - Down the Rabbit Hole collection

Here is my first sneak peek image of the new release from Pixie Dust Studio which will be launched on March 1st. This card is made with the "White Rabbit" image of the new Down the Rabbit Hole series.

The papers are all by Imaginsce and I have computer generated the sentiment.

You will just love this launch and can catch sneek peeks from the rest of the DT - links on my sidebar to the right.

Have a lovely weekend.

Karen x

Friday, 26 February 2010

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - challenge #32 - Pearls

Here we are, Friday again and time for another Dare U 2 Digi Stamp challenge. This time around we are looking for you to use pearls on your card or project. We have some fabulous cards for you to have a look at from the DT Here which hopefully will give you some inspiration.

I have used this adorable little image from Karen's Doodles and this one was a followers freebie. Karen draws such fabulous images and this little bear is certainly no exception. The papers are by Making Memories and I have punched the flowers from the same range of papers with my retro flower punches.
The sketch that I have followed is the one below this week from Create 4 fun

Have a great weekend.

Karen x

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Pixie Dust Studio - Pixie Challenge #10 - Think Birthday

Today at Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge Shelly has set the challenge for us this week and she has asked us to "think birthday". A great challenge, as we all need birthday cards.

I have used the cute Pixie Pie image with her little teddy on my card and she is gorgeous in her aqua dress. She is available in the Shop Here. The papers are all from a My Minds Eye pad and the sentiment also came from the same pad. The flowers were cut with my retro punches. The sketch is the current one on Friday Sketchers

We have the launch of the new "Down the Rabbit Hole" images from Pixie Dust Studios on 1st March and I will have some preview peeks for you over the weekend.

Karen x

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Copics Colour Challenge #53

Well another snowy Wednesday here - when is it all going to end!. On a brighter note, it is time for another challenge at Copics Colour Challenge and this week we are sponsored by Stretch'n'bubbles digi stamps who are offering 4 digi stamps to our winner this week. The DT were all given a couple of images to work with and you can see what they came up with Here as well as read about our new DT members who I hope you will all give a warm welcome to.

Here are the colours for this week:

I have chosen to use the cute little bird image and have made a little tag with it which I have then attached to this little bag of eggs that I have also made a topper for. The papers are all by doodlebug as are the stickers on the bag topper. I do so love these bright spring colours.

Karen x

Nutty Nutshells Challenge #10 -

This challenge we are using SHADES OF GREEN in honor of St. Patrick's Day!!
Remember you must use ANY line of stamps that the Nutcrafter's store carries to qualify for the prize!!! That makes it nice and easy for everyone to participate!! So go over to Nutcrafter's and see our selection of stamps from lots of different companies such as The Greeting Farm, Stampavie, Magnolia, Ladybug & Friends, High Hopes, Buddy Bear and Sarah Kay. You can also get our Nutshells, Harriet Hurst and our Digi Image Pink Frosting - our Breast Cancer Awareness set. You're sure to have something you can use to win yourself a great prize.

The prize for this weeks challenge is winner's choice of one Cutie Pie stamp, and a bag of

For my card I have used the fabulous "Rae Shopping" and doesn't she look just fab?. The papers and flower on this card are from a QVC kit that I bought well over a year ago and completely had forgotten about. Ribbon from my stash.

Green is not a colour that I would usually use, but I am really pleased with how this turned out.

Have fun with this challege and do pop by the Nutshells blog to see the gorgeous cards by the DT and read more about the prize.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar - challenge #92 - use pearls and glitter glue/stickles

Our Challenge topic over on ASFOS this week has been chosen by our Guest designer Randi and she would like to see you using Distress inks(don't worry if you don't have these, anything is fine) Pearls and Glitter.

Our Wonderful sponsor this week is Elizabeth from Soft pencil, The winner of this weeks challenge will receive a $15 voucher to spend in Elizabeth's store,(this won't be too hard as there are lots of very cute images to choose from). Some of the DT have used the images Elizabeth very kindly gave us to play with.If you would like to see these pop on over to the Spoon Full of Sugar Blog.

I have used this really cute image from Soft Pencil and the papers that I have used are by Sandy Lion. I do not have any distressed inks and have used my copics as usual. I have added stickles to the roof of the little house and also to the flower centres.
The sketch that I have followed for this card is the one this week at Sweet sketch Wednesday.

Have fun with all that glitter and pearls.

Karen x

Nutcrafters Blog Hop winner


I now have a winner from the Nutcrafters blog hop over the past two days. I have used Random Org and the winner from the comments on my blog that will win a Thankful Rae stamp is - comment No. 15 - Riet.

Congratulations Riet, can you email me at with your address so that I can pass it on to Katie and Colette at Nutcrafters to get your stamp sent out to you.

Thanks also to everyone who commented during the blog hop and watch this space as I may just have another one of these stamps to give away in the near future!!

Karen x

Monday, 22 February 2010

Nutcrafters Blog Hop Still Open

Just a note to let you know that Katie and Colette at Nutcrafters have decided to leave the blog hop from yesterday open until this evening so that everyone can get a chance to leave comments before we do the individual draws for winners and also for the big prize of the complete set.

Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments that all the DT have received about the cards that they have created, these stamps are just such a joy to work with.

I will be back tomorrow to announce the winner of the Thankful Rae stamp from the comments on my blog.

Have a great day.

Karen x

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Yippee - here we go with the Cutie Pie Blog Hop

Here we go with our first ever Blog Hop at Nutcrafters to launch the new Cutie Pie range of stamps which you will be ablt to buy from tomorrow. There are six stamps in total and each one comes with it's own sentiment and also an accessory stamp.

We have lots of prizes up for grabs during the hop. A winner from each DT member's blog will be chosen at random to win the stamp shown, and one winner WILL WIN THE ENTIRE COLLECTION!! This winner will be chosen from the Nutcrafter's blog but to qualify, you must leave a comment at each stop on the hop.

I have used Thankful Rae on my card and isn't she just gorgeous. The papers are by Papermania and the flowers by Prima.

You should have arrived here from Cathy and your next stop on the hop is Jacilyn, so get hopping and have a great day.

Here is a list of everyone on the blog hop and don't forget to leave your comments before ending up at the nutcrafters blog.

Happy hopping.

Karen x

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Only 1 more day to wait!

Just a wee reminder that we only have one more day to wait for the blog hop for the release of the new Cutie Pie range of stamps from Nutcrafters.

The Nutshells DT have all being showing preview cards from the range this week, but there are still 2 gorgeous stamps that no-one has yet seen and both of these will be revealed tomorrow during the blog hop. There will be prizes along the way also, so please make sure that you don't miss out on the fun.

See you tomorrow

Karen x

Thursday, 18 February 2010

1st Squiggle Stamps Challenge

Did you know that we are now having a monthly Challenge at Squiggle Stamps. The DT will take turns each month in setting a new challenge and there will be super yummy prizes on offer!!

All we ask is that you feature a "Squiggle Stamp" on your project - this can be either a real rubber stamp or a digital image - see all images available in the Squiggles Stamp shop We don't mind what you make....card, LO, ATC, gift item....anything your mojo comes up with! You can even incorporate other challenges if you like.

So to get things started.....seeing as it is February and season of LOVE all we ask is you create a project including the colour {PINK} and feature a {HEART} and here is the fabulous prize that we have on offer this month.

This month's prize includes...
5 x Daisy Rubber Stamps
Selecetion of Bo Bunny Love Bandit Papers
Pack of Thickers Rockabye Letters
Sheet of Bo Bunny Love Bandit Cardstock Stickers
EK Success Border Punch - heart/arrows
selection of ribbons, flowers & embellishments

This month's challenge will close at midnight on Sunday 28th

For my DT card I have chosen to use the Digi image of Daisy with flowers as I wanted to make a Mother's Day card and I think she is just ideal. The cardstock is by Stampin Up and the DP by Karen Neuburger as is the sentiment that I have just cut from a piece of the paper. Flowers are by prima.
The sketch that I have followed is the one at Charisma Cardz challenge and I am also entering this card at the challenge over at Quixotic Challenges where the theme is Something for Mum.
I am looking forward to a nice lazy weekend and perhaps a bit of crafting!! and of course our blog hop prior to the release of the new Cutie Pie range of stamps at Nutcrafters on Sunday. I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Karen x

Pixie Dust Studios - Pixie Challenge #9 - Use a Charm

Here is my card for this week's Pixie Challenge and this week the only requirement is that you use a charm on your project. I have used the Island Pixie image from the new release and the papers are by Kaisercraft. I did not have many charms left in my jar but managed to find this love one which I have fixed to the centre of the flower with a brad. I have also used a crown brad on the Pixie (she actually does come with a crown on but I thought that this one looked good on her). The sketch is the one at Create 4 fun this week.

The rest of the Pixies have been busy this week making lovely projects with this new release and you will find links to their blogs on the right hand column of my blog - well worth sitting down with a cup of coffee and having a look at their gorgeous creations.

Have fun.

Karen x

Pixie Dust Studio Paradise release

Finally today has arrived and I am so excited to be able to show you the new Paradise release of digi images from Pixie Dust Studios. Kathy has yet again come up with a gorgeous set of images for us all to play with and here is the story behind this set:

Here is the complete set that is now available to purchase in the PDS shop Here

I have had a play with these images this week and here is my card that I have made with the Forever Love Image. I have coloured the image with a combination of copic and promarkers and have added stickles to the bride's dress to give a little bit of sparkle. The papers are by Making Memories as is the sentiment and the flowers and pearls are from my stash. Sketch is from Sketch Saturday this week.

The eagle eyed among you may have noticed that at the bottom of the story about this release Kathy has mentioned that the next release will be on the 1st March and I will have some sneek peeks of this release the week before the release.

Karen x

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Copic Colour Challenge - #52

At Copics Colour Challenge this week we are back with one of our favourite sponsors this week - InStyle Stamps! This wonderful company are offering 1 lucky winner two digi images of their choice. You can check it all out here are see the gorgeous cards that the DT have made with the In Style Stamps that we were given to work with Here

We have some really pretty colours for you to work with this week, and as always, if you don't have the exact colour just use the nearest copic colour that you have. As long as you use Copics that is good with us.

I just love this In Style image which was a dream to colour. The papers I have used are all from a Prima pad and the flowers are also by prima. The sentiments are both from a £1.49 clear stamp set. I have followed the sketch at Friday Sketchers this week.

Have a great day and I look forward to seeing what you create with these lovely colours.

Karen x

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Sneek Peek of new Cutie Pie range from Nutcrafters

Meet Luna Fairy Princess. This is one of the new Cutie Pie range of stamps that Nutcrafters will be releasing on Monday 22nd February and I am sure you will agree with me that she is gorgeous. There will be 6 stamps in the range and all of them have sentiments and accessories too.

I will be back in the next couple of days with another of these beautiful stamps to show you and then we will be having a blog-hop on Sunday 21st February to show you the rest of this fantastic new range.

Karen x

Monday, 15 February 2010

Pixie Dust Studio Sneek Peek of Paradise release this Thursday

Pixie Dust Studiohas a new release coming up on Thursday (18th Feb). Here's a little peek at one of the images to be released. Isn't the little fisherman adorable? This is just one of the set and I will have some more for you to come back and see over the next few days and I can assure you that they are all just as adorable!

For more peeks visit the Pixie Dust Studio Blog Here & the other DT's blogs listed on my right sidebar.

Have a great evening.

Karen x

Friday, 12 February 2010

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - challenge #31 - Use your punches

I have scheduled this post as I am away in Spain at the moment and have not internet access so I only hope that it has happened at the right time!. Out challenge this week is to use your punches and on my card here I have used a border punch for the top and bottom borders and have also used a couple of flower punches for the embellishement. This gorgeous image is one that I bought a couple of weeks ago from Karen's Doodles, and she is just so gorgeous - I just love the expression on her face. The papers are all from a forever friends pad that sadly is getting used up all too fast.

The sketch that I have followed is the one at Create 4 fun challenge at the moment and this is one that I will use again as it was really quick, but the effect is great.

Have a great weekend.

Karen x

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Pixie Dust Studio - Pixie Challenge #8 - Colour Challenge

We have another great challenge for you this week at Pixie Dust Studio - Pixie Challenge and this time around we are looking for you to use the following colours in honour of Valentines Day - Red, White, Pink and Black.

We have some fabulous inspiration from the DT and you can see the projects and read all about the challenge Here

I have used Pixie Catching Hearts to make a topper tag for a parcel of chocolate bars that I have covered with matching papers and then wrapped in cellophane. This was a real easy project, but I think it looks quite effective. The papers that I used were from a download set by Nitwits.

Well I am heading off to Spain for a few days, but will be back soon with some sneek peeks of the new set of images due to be released by Pixie Dust Studios on the 18th Feb - you certainly won't be disappointed by these ones - they are fab!

Have a great weekend.

Karen x

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Copics Colour Challenge - #51 with Digi Stamp from Squiggles Stamps

Here is my card for this week's challenge at Copics Colour Challenge .
This fabulous little image is one of the new DIGI IMAGES now available at Squiggle Stamps and this one is called arty girl from the Lilliputs range. Did you know that all the different ranges that Squiggle Stamps carry are now available as Digi Stamps as well as traditional rubber?
The papers are by Making Memories and the flower by Prima.
The sketch that I have followed for this card is the current one at Truly Scrumptious.

Sorry, nearly forgot to give you the colours for this week. Here they are.

Karen x