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

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Fabric Flowers

Hello , Ive been busy making flowers this weekend. There are so many tutorials on youtube and such pretty flowers being made, I thought I would have a go. I have made some using Tim Holtz alterations tattered florals die, some using the running stitch sewing method and one using petals like CraftyLoops petaloops method which I love, but not as good as Lees. Im getting there slowly. I have just purchased a glue gun and I dont know how I managed without one. It was only cheap so I think I need to invest in a better one that has a fine nozle, but it does the job at the moment, with a few burnt fingers I might add. lol. I have also bought some of those cheap boxes to do up and I have an old mirror I want to repair. The mirror is ok but the outside is made of wicker and some of it has broken quite badly, so I thought I could add some of my flowers and trinkets to it. Ill see how it goes. Hope you like my flowers. I had a go at dying some of the lace turquoise using acrylic paint and water, but I think they have come out too dark. I may need to invest in some inks. Oh no, more goodies needed. Please take a look at the links that have inspired me.
  • Craftyloops blog
  • Jennings644 - youtube channel
  • SaCrafters- youtube channel - cannot seem to copy her link, but if you go on youtube and put in her name it should show you some of her videos.
Using lace, ribbon and materials I already had, but need to top up on my lace. Thanks for popping by. x

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Birds & Buterflies

Hi all, just a couple of  birthday cards today.

Butterfly card
  • Papers from magazine
  • Martha Stewart punch
  • Marianne butterfly die
  • Beads from stash
  • Promarkers and glitter
Bird card
  • Papers from magazine inked with distress ink - vintage photo
Thank you for looking xx

Friday, 10 February 2012

Romantique papers

I made this card with the lovely Romantique papers from Prima. They are gorgeous one of my favourites.
  • Romantique papers
  • Spellbinders fancy tags coloured with distress inks spun sugar
  • cameo from magazine and covered with anitas clear gloss
  • lace from stash and coloured with distress inks antique linen 
  • pearls from stash 
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend. x

    Thursday, 2 February 2012

    My favourite Birdcage

    Hi everyone. I cannot believe I have another card for you to see. I have used the beautiful birdcage die that CraftyLoops sent me. I loved doing this card especially adding all the beads. It did take me a while as I had to make up the droplets that hang off the cage with wire. I need to learn how to do this properly, but its not bad for my first attempt. My only problem is that I cannot bear to part with it. Hope you like it.
    • Prima paper - pixie glen
    • Tim Holtz birdcage and bird diecut from the lovely Craftyloops that I inked up with
    • Antique linen distress ink and then glittered
    • Butterflies stamped onto prima paper with versafine archival vintage sepia ink
    • Bird die inked with broken china distress ink and then glittered
    • Bead charm made using jump rings and beads from an old bracelet
    • Droplet beads made up using wire and beads from stash

    Monday, 30 January 2012

    Dragonfly card

    Hi everyone. Firstly I want to say a very BIG thank you to Craftyloops for the lovely candy I won. There is so much there I cant wait to use, but Im still admiring it all on my table as I just cant bear to part with any of it just yet. There were flowers, stickpins, diecuts, laces, more stickpins to make up yourself which Im looking forward to doing and lots of lovely embellishments too. I am so into the stickpins at the moment. I have been collecting my old bracelets and necklaces to dismantle and use. The card below was made quickly as I always leave things until the last minute but I do like dragonflys.
    •  Papers from Making cards magazine and dragonfly
    • Doilies from Poppyscabin and I cut one to make the lace along the bottom
    • String pearls from stash
    • Liquid pearls around the doily

    Tuesday, 10 January 2012

    Layered double looped card

    I know its a little late but Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. This card was made for my son's girlfriend using my new Martha Stewart punch around the page. I was in Taunton after the New Year taking my son home and I just could not resist going into this lovely little craft shop called Craftasmic in the High Street.  I got my inspiration from the lovely Andrea. Her blog is EwenStyle please take a look as her creations are just beautiful.
    • Of course using my Tim Holtz Tattered florals die
    • Diamond button from Fabric Land and string pearls from stash
    • Pink patterned paper from making cards magazine behind each layer
    • Martha Stewart punch double loops measured out in different sizes and stuck down with 3d foam pads