Thursday, 27 September 2012

Missy & Alfies' new little babies

Hi everyone. Its been such a long time since I posted on here but I have been doing training for a new job and my little girl Missy has just had puppies. Just had to show you some pictures. I will be putting some of my cards up that I have made over the last few months very soon. I must also catch up on all your lovely projects too. Alfie, the dad is a Lhasa Apso and Missy, the mum is a cross Westie/Yorkie. Wonder what they will look like.  Take care. Karen xx
1 week old

few hours old

1 week old

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Baby Book Cards

Hi all. Here are a couple of book cards I have recently made, one for my granddaughter who was one in May and the other for a new granddaughter who was born a couple of weeks ago. I now have 5 grandchildren and the girls are overtaking the boys lol. I took inspiration from Maddy at Izzwizz Creations who does some fantastic cards and projects and also looking on You tube.

  • image from The Clipart Fairy
  • papers from Raspberry Road Designs free in magazine. Absolutely gorgeous collection
  • lace and flowers from stash
  • inked edges using worn lipstick distress ink
  • papers from Raspberry Road Designs free from magazine
  • three pink roses sewn together and lace put behind and then added pearls and lace to make the flower
  • worn lipstick distress ink around edges
  • charm made using beads from stash
  • image again from The Clipart Fairy
Thank you for looking. Karen x

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Shabby Chic

Hi everyone. Its been such a long time that I have posted on here but I have been looking at all your lovely blogs. I need to set aside some time and upload some cards I have made recently and to leave some comments on your blogs ladies. I get so hooked on YT videos. Anyway here is a card I made for my son's girlfriend. I love the shabby chic style and she actually has a quilt cover that I made the squares from. Lol.
  • music note paper My Minds Eye Lost and found
  • cut up squares using photo pattern
  • seam binding, pearl strands from stash
  • tea dyed lace made into flower
  • distressed around paper edges and then distressed with vintage photo
Thank you for looking

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Dress form card

Here is a card I made for my daughter's 15th birthday and a couple of crafty presents I made for her which she loved. I used a photograph of a beautiful dress form that someone had created, but I did ask her first if I could use it for my card and she said I could. I have added her link below so please take a look at her lovely blog.
I made an 8x8 card using a copy of the diecuts Lee from CraftyLoops sent me of the tim holtz die and stamped one, laced another and covered with mme papers on the last one. I also used some pearl trimming around the card and on the dress forms. I so love the photo in the background. This came from Andrea's blog Everyday Beauty. I was googling some images of dress forms and this came up, so I emailed her to see if I could use it and she agreed, so thank you very much Andrea.

I also made an altered note book and a box which I used  one of CraftyLoops gorgeous flowers. I can hardly bear to part with them. but at least using them on projects they will stay in the house lol. Please click on the links for further pictures.  Thank you for looking.
Altered notebook link on Youtube

Altered box link on Youtube

Sunday, 25 March 2012

More handmade flowers

I made some more flowers, this time making them into headbands for my lovely granddaughters.
Thank you for looking. Karen x

Friday, 16 March 2012

Happy Birthday and Mother's Day

A couple of cards to show. I am loving doing my other projects at the moment, but I cannot show the little altered box I made as it is for my daughter's birthday and I don't want her to see it on here until after her birthday.
  • Using free Webster papers from magazine
  • Spellbinders Rose Creations die and coloured with promarkers
  • Rosette trim, glitter, pearls and daisy brads from stash
  • Downloaded papers from Crafters Companion
  • Distress inks - vintage photo
  • flower from a made up rose that I took apart and just used some of the petals
  • seed beeds for flower centre
  • glossy accents on buckle
Thank you for popping by. Karen xx

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Altered Mirror

Well I finally had a go at this mirror that I nearly threw away as some of the wicker had broken away.
 I painted the wicker frame with a couple of coats of white acrylic paint and I made the flowers with different materials and ribbon, some using the Tim Holtz tattered floral dies. I also added two white foam roses and some pale blue ones that I removed from an old hair clip. Added some beads and a marabu feather and a butterfly that I got from The Works.  My daughter wants to change her room colour to Turquoise so I made this in mind. I seem to be obsessed with making flowers at the moment.
Thank you for looking and have a lovely weekend. Karen xx