Thursday, 30 April 2015

Up, Up and Away

Afternoon All!
Back today to share one of my samples using the new templates that are launching on Create and Craft this Saturday. There are six new Crafter's Companion templates and I was lucky enough to work with three of them.
First up is a Hot Air Balloon gift box.

This was surprisingly easy to make up and fun to decorate. The card stock is the new Springtime A3 pack but you can use any card and papers you have in your stash. I embellished the finished piece with ribbons, flowers, Stickles and a little stamped sentiment before filling the basket with chocs.

Hope you like it. Don't forget to tune in to Create and Craft on Saturday to get yours! I'd like to enter it into the Simon Says Wed Challenge which this week is Anything Goes.

Best wishes
Karen x

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Wild Rose video

Morning Crafters!
I had a such a lovely response to my last projects, here on my blog and on Facebook, that I made a little video showing more of the gift box and cards made with Sheena's stamps - and how to make them. Hope you like it.
Best wishes
Karen x

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Wild Briar Gift sets

Afternoon All
Thought I'd share what I've been making this weekend - some little flower themed cards and boxes using Sheena Douglass's 'Wild Briar Rose' stamp and die, along with the free Hessian embossing folder, butterfly digi stamp and sentiment stamp that came with the latest Inspirations magazine.
Card and matching gift box

I created the same layout for both the cards and boxes - the bases were all made from Centura Pearl and Kraft card - the coloured matts inbetween were coloured to to match with my Spectrum Noir pens. The card base die is Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles.

Each image was coloured with Spectrum pens and pencils and I embellished them all with glitter, pearl pen and ribbon.

Hope you like them. I'd like to enter them in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - April Showers/Spring Flowers
Creative Inspirations - A Trio of...(Colours)
Moving Along with the Times - Photo Inspiration (Butterflies and colours)
Noor Design Uk - Anything Goes
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Saturday, 4 April 2015

It's Owl About You

Are you enjoying the Crafter's Companion shows with Sara and Sheena this weekend? So many goodies to tempt us!

Just thought I'd pop by to share a card I made using one of Sheena's stamps called 'The Wise Owl'. I created the background with my Distress Inks and coloured the owl with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils.
Hope you like it!
Bye for now
Karen x
Products Used:
The Wise Owl Stamps
Black, Orange, Purple, White Card
Distress Inks – Spiced Marmalade and Dusty Concord
Polka Dot Ribbon, Black Gems, Collall Glues
Spray and Sparkle Diamond Sparkles
Spectrum Noir Pens – EB1, EB2, GB8, OR1, BG4, EB8

Spectrum Noir Pencils – 101, 120, 88, 15

Friday, 3 April 2015

Magnolia Easel

Good Friday Wishes to everyone today!
Back with another pretty style card to show you using Sheena Douglass's 'Magnolia's stamp coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils.

I created a circle easel card to showcase this little stamp and made a backbround on Centura Pearl card embossed with the Embossalicious Floral Trellis folder. I finished it off with organza ribbon, pearl pen and a stamped sentiment.
Hope you like it. I would like to enter it into the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which is Buttons/Bows
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Products Used:
A Little Bit Floral Magnolia Stamps
Coredinations Card
Centura Pearl card
Embossalicious Floral Trellis folder
Spectrum Noir pens – PP5, PP2, PP1, CG1, CG2, DG3
Spectrum Noir Pencils – 47, 43, 44, 35, 34, 42

Pearl Pen, Ribbon, Collall Glues

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Magnolia Blossom

Morning All!
Nearly the Bank Holiday Weekend - woo hoo!
Today I thought I'd share a card made with one of Sheena Douglass's lovely 'A Little Bit Sketchy' stamp sets - this one is called Magnolia Blossom. Sheena will be on Create and Craft tomorrow with more of her fabulous stamps so be sure to tune in!

I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils and have added all the details below. Hope you like it. These stamps are part of the shows featured on Create and Craft this weekend, so why not tune in whilst there are some fantastic offers to be had.
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Products Used:
Magnolia Blossom Stamps
Centura Pearl Card
Coredinations Card
Embossalicious Delicate Floral Folder
Die’sire Cameo Stamping Frame Die
Ribbon, Pearls, Collall Glues
Spectrum Noir Pens – CG1, CG2, PP5, PP2, PP1, EB2, GB8

Spectrum Noir Pencils – 47, 43, 34, 35, 42, 101

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Sail Away with times Gone By

Morning All!
Just wanted to share another card I made using the Times Gone By CD from Crafter's Companion. There are so many images that are perfect for making men's cards, so this is a side fold card I created, with a punched border using the Martha Stewart 'Cherish' punch. I love the black and tan colour scheme and decorated the inside to match.

Hope you like it. I'd like to enter it into the Craft Creations Challenge which this week is Anything Goes, and the Simon Wednesday Challenge which is Happy Birthday.
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x