Monday, 26 September 2011

Vintage Kitten Easel

Hi All!
The One Stop Craft Challenge this week is to make an easel card. Who doesn't love an easel card? I decided to go a little vintage with this one using a kitten image from the Joanna Sheen Furry Friends Cd which I matted onto craft card, a rusty coloured textured piece of paper along with a punched brown matt and script paper from the CD distressed with a little Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I added wool around instead of ribbon and attached a little bell before making a stamped flower stopper out of the brown paper of an old envelope.
Hope you like my vintage looking easel card.
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Balloon Girl

Morning All!
This is my entry for this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge which is to use your 'Dies / Punches'. I went to town and used both Spellbinder Labels dies as well as a Martha Stewart lattice punch. The image used was a new Faye Whittaker stamp coloured with Promarkers which I decided to set against a white embossed background and embellishments for contrast. I like the result but am not sure whether my background is a wee bit busy.
Anyway, bye for now
Happy Crafting!
Karen x

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Best Friends

Hi Everyone!
Not sure where these last couple of weeks have disappeared to! I've not been very good with my blogging but plenty of craftyness has gone on behind the scenes.
Anyway, I thought you might like to see a card I made using the Joanna Sheen Furry Friends CD - I thought it would be ideal for the Papertake Weekly challenge which this week is Creature Comforts. Love this piggy image which I've teamed with a little blue and pink paper weaving, Wild Orchid flowers, punched leaves and a pink ribbon. Thought it would make a great 'Best Friends' card.
Hope you like it!
Have a good weekend.
Best wishes
Karen x

Friday, 9 September 2011

A Little Bit Frenchy...

Hi Again
This is a card I made using the Joanna Sheen Nostalgia CD. This is a fab CD with beautiful images for both Christmas and year round occasions - there really is something for everyone on here. I loved this little French street scene which I thought was perfect for the Crafty Cardmakers Summer Holiday Memories challenge. I decided to make a gift card / money holder so made a pocket inside where I added some of the backing papers and a sentiment. The main image I cut into three, layered it up and then added glossy accents to highlight windows, doors and other areas.
Hope you like it. Visit Joanna Sheen's online shop which is packed with lovely crafty goodies and the Nostalgia CD.
Bye for now
Karen x

Buttons and Bows

Hi Everyone!
Just got back from a lovely break in Scotland - great food and great scenery even if the weather was a little mixed!
Anyway, I thought you might like to see a card I created as one of the Papercraft Testers for Papercraft Inspirations magazine which was to use some old fashioned digi button cards to make a card. My example used some lovely Papermania Rose Garden papers, a little doily for a frilly effect and some pearly buttons and ribbon rose embellishments. A little piece of cotton lace and pink organza ribbon helps make it look really pretty.
Hope you like it. Why not pull out your button box and have a go like me at the Cute as a Button Challenge over at Totally Papercrafts. I'd also like to enter this card in Papertake Weekly's Anything Goes challenge.
Enjoy the weekend.
Bye for now
Karen x