Sunday, 27 January 2013

Bicycle Race

Back for a third and final time for today. This Manga image is from Sugar Nellie, the backing paper is from DCVW. The traffic lights are made using Card Candi. Ribbon and printed sentiment from stash. Tools used was a circle embossing folder.  The challenges covered with this card are:-
Kaza xxx

White Wedding

Back again, watched the tennis, what a shame for Andy Murray, maybe next time. Surprise I'd better start on the housework now ... or maybe I can find another excuse to delay it further .... lol..

While watching the tennis on the google box I made this card trying to use up some of the scraps of  pearlised card I have in abundance. The cute mouse image is from Penny Black. Tools used are my Swiss Dots and Divine Swirls embossing folders, Sizzix hearts die cuts and a Martha Stewart zig zag border punch. Sentiment, brad and peel off gold borders are from stash. The challenges covered are:-
Kaza xxx

P.S.   I ear-wormed myself in singing Billy Idol's White Wedding while typing this post

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Easel Mothers Day Card

Good morning all, up bright and early this morning as watching Andy Murray in the Australian Tennis Open Final on the television. Fingers crossed for him. Also it is a good excuse to be at my table early and snub the housework ...hehe..

I have a busy week ahead as I have started a evening course in web design on Tuesdays and this coming Thursday I start a evening course in sign language - it's like being back at school, only this time I'll pay attention more

Our first craft fair for the Brionni Trust is at the end of February so I am trying to make some Easter and Mothers Day cards and gifts to sell then. Here is one of the cards I have done so far. The sentiment was printed off the computer and framed with a Sizzix diecut. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, pearl brads and lace are from stash. The challenges covered are:-
Kaza xxx

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Kidding Around

Afternoon folks, hope all the people with the snow are nice and cozy and coping alright. We had a small flutter last night but nothing laying, though it is really chilly - good excuse to stay indoors until later when I am slipping in to my finest pj's and heading out to my friends pyjama party!

This image is from High Hopes, coloured with my paints. I think the designer papers are from DCVW. Charm and ribbon are from stash. Tools used are my Oval Nesties. The challenges covered today are:-
Kaza. Xxx

Friday, 18 January 2013

I'm a winner, a CAS Girlie Card

Evening peeps, well, I've had a great start to the week as I was chosen as the winner at High Hopes Tuesday challenge, and an added bonus is that that I have been invited to join them as a guest designer for their challenge on the 5th February. So excited as I have never been a guest designer before. (Stomach has butterflies already).

On Thursday Geoff (our car) passed his MOT, he only needed two new tyres - phew! Tonight we are having visitors round for dinner and finally tomorrow night I am off out to my friends pyjama party, so fun and games all

This lovely CAS card was made with one of my favourite gorjuss girls stamps from Funkykits. The backing paper is from a Forever Friends paperback. Tools used were my Swiss Dots embossing folder, oval Nesties. The challenges covered are:-

Karen. Xxx

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Pretty in Pink

Evening peeps from a Snowy Scotland .... lol...  two days are never the same weather wise, thank goodness it is just lying on the hills here as I hate driving in it.  It has been a quite day here but later we are having Barry's mum for dinner and then venturing out to the b-i-n-g-o,  should be fun and I have my dabber at the ready

This is a stamp I treated myself to from Hobbycrafts on a recent visit.  The pink gingham paper is from my scrapdrawer (still ever overflowing  Tools used were my circle Nesties & Swiss Dots embossing folder.  The challenges covered are:-
Hope you are all having a great weekend.
Kaza xxx

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Embrace .....

What a lovely name for a stamp, and I have she have used for this Penny Black stamp for this anniversary card. Tools used were both Swiss dots & Divine Swirls embossing folders, circle Nesties and my Martha Stewart border punch. Flowers, gems and ribbon are from stash. The challenges covered on this card are:-

Kaza xxx

Golfer Anniversary

Afternoon peeps, back here with my second post of today. I am with my lovely friend lesley having a wee craft-a-thon and a bleather. We are going to see who can create and blog the most, I think she will end up winning as I so will be on the red wine

This flabby cheeky golfer image is from High Hopes, the backing papers are a mixture of scraps and freebie papers out of crafty magazines. Tools used are my circle Nesties and my Swiss dots embossing folder. The challenges covered are:-


Love is in the Air

A very good morning from here in a sunny Scotland, it has been a while since we have seen the lovely golden orb in the sky, it has really brightened my mood this morning even though it is chilly out. hoping for a nice chilled out weekend.

This stamp is from Anita's, coloured with my paints and then I added some 3D gloss on the top.  Ribbon  bow from stash, The tools used are my Oval Nesties, Swiss Dots and Divine Vines embossing folders and  Brook-o-trix emossing board for the bookmark shape.  The challenges covered are:- 
Karen xxx

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Kenny K - Mothers Day

Evening peeps, back with the second post of the day. I am so trying to be uber organised this year that I have started already on Easter and Mother's Day for stock. This is one of the cards I have done.

The funky image is a pre coloured one from Kenny K's Downloads and the sentiment is one I have printed off the computer inked edges by chalk inks and cut out using my rectangle Nesties. The backing papers are from a Papermania paperback. The challenges covered or this card are:-

CAS Male Card

Morning peeps,  how is your weekend going?  I am hope today of a wee play at the table.  Yesterday was made up of doing some wedding favours and table cards someone had asked me to do.  (fingers crossed they are ok with the quick brief she gave me!).

This is a CAS card I'd done a while ago but haven't had the chance to blog.  The Beer Glass stamp I'm sure is from Woodware.  Tools used were circle Nesties and an embossing folder.  Peeloffs are from stash.  The challenges entered are:-
Kaza xxx

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Baby blues

Evening peeps, back for a second post of the day. Starting to get the hang of this now I have been making the most of my last day off as I go back to work tomorrow. All the Christmas decorations have been taken down and a quick tidy up has been done.

I have been a tidy crafter in 2013 - see how long that lasts. Yesterday I sorted out all my ribbons instead of them all being tangled together in a poly bag ... Lol. ..... and today I have sorted out all my scrap paper into colours, put my paperbacks away in drawers and my crafters magazines have been moved into the cupboard under the stairs.

This image is from High Hopes coloured with my paints. The background paper is from a Forever Friends paperback.  Tools used are Square Nesties, Swiss Dots & Divine Swirls embossing folders, Sizzix teddy & duck paddle punches decorated with Liquid Pearls.  From my other  stash I used blue wording peel offs and Cardcandi.   The challenges covered with this card are:-

Here we go again .....

Happy New Year everyone, hope 2013 brings you all good health and happiness.

Take two with the iPad, my IT guru friend Lesley (aka Pinkles Dreams) thinks she has mastered the art of posting - if it goes belly up, blame her! ... Lol ... Only kidding.

My New Years resolution is to try and use up some of my craft stash without buying new (I can hear you all laughing and saying "as if that's gonna happen" lol... And I can't see if myself either) and also to try new techniques out as I also seem to keep in my own comfort zone.

So with that in mind, I pulled out a set of 3D stickers I got out of Poundland and my Cardcandi box, stash of free papers out of crafty magazines and I had a wee play at my table. I ended up making two or three of these cards, just with different sentiments. The challenges I shall cover with this card are:-