Sunday, 24 July 2016

On Safari

Hi Folks!
Just popping by to share some stepper cards I made using the fabulous Graphic 45 Safari papers...hope you like them!





Sunday, 10 July 2016

Stylish Bauble and Festive Treats

Hope you've managed to catch the latest programs on Hochanda featuring the Crafter's Companion Prestige Christmas Dies - they really are lovely!
Here is another of my samples featuring the Bauble die, cut in silver mirri card against an embossed black background which I emphasised with gilding wax.


Below are a few more of my samples to get you in the festive mood!
Hope you like them xx







Saturday, 9 July 2016

Prestige Christmas Dies

Morning All!
Don't forget to join the lovely Fiona Clayton - Crafter's Companion on HOCHANDA this weekend for some inspiration and techniques on how to use the fabulous Prestige Christmas dies. Here is one of my samples using the Christmas Bauble die.
Hope you like it xx

Monday, 13 June 2016

Beautiful Butterflies

Hi All!
Just thought I'd share another of my makes that you may have seen Fiona Clayton wearing on Hochanda yesterday.
This butterfly brooch uses the new Mixed Media dies from Crafter's Companion to cut through mount board. I then stamped and inked my butterfly, before adding crystal embossing powder!
I even made a matching box...

Hope you like it...I had lots of fun creating it! xx

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Mixed Media Gifts

Afternoon All!
Tonight sees the lovely Fiona Clayton on Hochanda with the fabulous Gemini machine. Alongside it she is showcasing the Mixed Media dies which are absolutely brilliant...they cut through so many materials with ease.
Here are just some of the samples I made using the dies through mount board, easily available in craft shops and picture framers...and usually quite tricky to cut through...but not with the Gemini and the Mixed Media dies!




I made some jewellery pendants...stamping and colouring with inks, then enamelling them with embossing powder. I even added them to cards to make them match my gifts.

In other colours too!


Hope you like them xx

Monday, 23 May 2016

English Country Garden Pixie

Hi Crafty Folk
Hope you've managed to get your hands on the new Signature Collection from the lovely Sara Davies of Crafter's Companion. English Country Garden is such a pretty collection - perfect for both card making and scrapbooking - as well as those home decor items too!
I decided to make a layout of my mother in law as a young girl...her little hat reminds me of a garden pixie - hence the title.


The flowers on the papers are ideal for fussy cutting, and teamed with the 12inch Diesire Trellis Border die, and the butterfly dies from the collection, they work perfectly together.


Hope you like it!
Tune in to Hochanda today at 4pm and 7pm, to see loads more inspiration and demos!
Best wishes
Karen x

Friday, 13 May 2016

A Date with Destiny

Morning Crafters!
Its a lovely day here today so off out for a bit to make the most of my day off!
Before I go I thought I'd share one of my makes with a favourite crafty collection - Verity Rose.
This card was made with the character 'Destiny' - coloured with Spectrum Noir pens ( FS2, FS3, CR8, BG5,  IG4, TB3, TB4, GB2, TN3, Spectrum Noir Pencils) and created into a little rocker card.
The background was embossed with the Destiny Folder, and I used the little element dies and stamps to create the embellishments.
Hope you like it! xx