Saturday, 31 March 2012

Le Cirque Gift Bag and Rosette

Evening Everyone!
Just thought you might like to see a Youtube video of one of my Graphic 45 projects. It's a while since I made a video and have many more in the pipeline so please bear with me as I get to grips with my videoing skills!! This little gift bag and rosette was made using the Le Cirque paper line. Hope you enjoy it.
I was so lucky to make the 30 semi finalists in this year's Graphic 45 Design Team call but unfortunately I didn't make the final 15. All the finalists are worthy winners and I'm really looking forward to seeing their fab creations in the coming 12 months.
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Monday, 26 March 2012

House Mouse - Let's Have A Party challenge HMFMC116

Hi All!
I'm back today with a card I made for the latest House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge which this week is 'Let's Have a Party'. And no party is a party without cake! I love this decoupage image of the mices making a mudpie and mixing the ingredients. To focus on the image I layered it onto some pink spotty Hot off the Press papers onto a scalloped edged card and decorated the inside with a left over image and heart shaped matt to write my message.
Hope you like it! Why not pop over to the blog and join in.
Bye for now
Karen x

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Feathered Friends

Hi All!
I know the sunny days are making us think of summer to come but today I decided to enter the ABC Christmas challenge with a little Christmas card I made using images from the Jane Shasky CD 'From the Heart of the Garden'. The challenge was to create a card with 'Feathered Friends' upon so I chose these little birds and made a pocket card with a window created using my Spellbinders die allowing you to see some of the image before pulling it out to see the whole scene. Remember not to embellish the inner card too much or it won't slide comfortably in and out of the pocket.
Hope you like it and the christmassy colours!
Thanks for looking. Be back soon.
Best wishes
Karen x

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Cake Lover House Mouse Challenge HMFMC115

Hi All!
Sorry I've not posted for a while, I've been working on my entries for the final round of the Graphic 45 Design Team call but I'm back now with a little card for this week's House Mouse Challenge. The photo inspiration was of some lovely cupcakes with blue icing so I whipped out this House Mouse stamp and joined in.
I decided to go for a simple, non fussy look for this card using Papermania papers, colouring the image in Promakers and adding gems and a little sentiment. I have someone in mind for this card and hopefully it will be just perfect for them.
Why not pop over to the HM blog and join in the challenge and take a look at the DT projects for more fab inspiration!
Anyway, thanks for looking.
Best wishes
Karen x

Friday, 2 March 2012

Wowee! Graphic 45 Semi

Hi All!
Just a quick post to tell you how excited I am to have made the Top 30 in the Graphic 45 semi final Design Team call! There is such talent out there that I'm thrilled to make it this far. The next round closes on the 23rd so I'm off to come up with three new projects - wish me luck! And why not pop over to all the other finalists blogs and have a look at their fab work! Good luck to all!
Best wishes and thanks again to Graphic 45!
Karen x
Top 30 (in no particular order)
1. Karen Zueger - USA

2. Alberto Juárez Díaz - Spain

3. Nate Da Silva - France

4. Nancy Wethington - USA

5. Romy Veul - Netherlands

6. Susan Fraser - Canada

7. Arlene Cuevas - USA

8. Karen Foy - UK

9. Maiko Miwa - Japan

10. Theresa Kimbrell - USA

11. Nicole Eccles - USA

12. Shell Carman - Australia

13. Kristin Wilson - USA

14. Gloria Stengel - USA

15. Roberto Cesar dos Santos - Brazil

16. Melanie Forbes - Australia

17. Sharon Ngoo - Singapore

18. Laura Denison - USA

19. Susan Killam - USA

20. Clare Charvill - UK

21. Jane Tregenza - Australia

22. Denise Hahn - USA

23. Kelly Klapstein - Canada

24. DeeDee Catron - USA

25. Tara Orr - Canada

26. Torill Fossum Stamnes - Norway

27. Jim Hankins - USA

28. Jan Hennings - USA

29. Tracy Burtt - USA

30. Susan Lui - Singapore