Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Quick post from me, i know its been over a week but really just have not found the time for anything...just seem to rush about like a loon and get nowhere with any of my jobs!!
Rant over...a lovely, classy RSVP card that turned out a lot better than expected as was just 'playing' around with some bits at the time :-)

Love this frame embossing folder for the cuttlebug...one of the many gifts from my parents holidays and looks great, going to work with it for some xmas cards as that time of the year will be here before we know it!!

thats it for me then

Take care all x

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Good evening. Hope all is well, busy weekend for me after a really hectic and tough week. i've had quite a few orders to fulfil and still got 4 to go but huge chunk taken out of the pile, always good to be busy with orders though .

Todays post is a 35th wedding anniversary card for my friend to give, struggled to find some sparkly coral card but got there in the end and think the effect is great. Is a very simple design but effective and the lovely little butterfly is so cute!!

The banner across the bottom is one of the many crafty items i got on my parents return from the States so had lots to play with...love it!!!
I love my cuttlebug too...so many effects with one little machine :0)

Always good to finish off any project is a bit of bling.
Thats all from me
Take care

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Well its been a very busy week let me say...seems to be the norm to be rushing about all the time!!
I have had a good week crafty wise though, got a fair amount of orders for stuff as we are getting closer and closer to the festive period, people seem to be starting on their present buying already...and i'm very thankful of it too.
I've been making more gift boxes and notebooks as they are so popular, such a lovely gift i would say so really busy making those.

I love these notebooks...sooo cute and if people are like me i have to have a notebook handy as such a scatterbrain really...need help to get organised more often than not!!
These are a lovely idea for stocking fillers :0)
The color combo's are endless, i've just been making my favorites.

The ribbons along the spines really add that finishing touch to them to make them a little bit special :0)
Anyway thats all from me now, teatime and my tummy is rumbling!!
Thankyou to all my customers who have placed orders with me, they are much appreciated and glad to share my love of crafting with others.
Take care

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Good evening
Today has been hectic as always...really not enough hours in the day for me at the moment :0)
Todays post is my gift boxes...all handmade of course and vary in colours but all gorgeous in my opinion!!

I decided to make these for a few of my pals as they are always raving about my cards etc so these decorative boxes contain 4 handmade cards and on some occassions a notbook or gift voucher.

I have even done a christmas version which has gone down really well so will definatley be making more of them...they contain 4 cards, 6 gift tags and a decorative notebook, all with the xmassy feel to get us in the spirit of things nice and early!!

I love christmas!!

All from me for now Take care

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Good evening another quick post today, didnt get a chance to play with all my new crafty goodies that my parents brought me back from the states :-( my day has just flown by soooo quickly!!

This is another exploding box i have made for my neice to take to a wedding in November, used the same colour scheme as the wedding so it fits in and could even be displayed at the reception...hint,hint!!

I love this, it so unusual and again can be adapted to any occassion really

The little details are shown much better here and they are what makes it a lovely gift to treasure as a reminder of your special occassion!

Just a quick picture of the side just to show the height of that cake, took some doing as lost the template but i got there in the end, hope the recipients like it as much as me :0)

Good luck to the happy couple!
Bye for now
Karyn x

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Happy Sunday to you!!
With Christmas just around the corner it seems thought i'd better make a start, tons of cards to make but can whip them up in no time takes me longer with gifts.
Below is a lovely pocket notebook decorated in autumnal colours for a friend...hope she likes it!!

I used some of the bits of paper had lying around and oddments of ribbon to decorate the spirals...very pleased with the outcome made some more too :0)

And also made a start on gift tags too, different from last years as got a new cutter hence the scalloped edging...love playing around when get new bits lol!!

This is just the first of many sets so had better get cracking!!

Bye for now

Karyn x

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Good evening all!
Hope all is well...have been enjoying family time this past week as we are off work (hooray!!) so thats why not posted but awful weather today so actually got some crafting done :0)
This is for my friend who is due to have a baby girl on 10/10/10...freaky but cant wait!!

I love the way the brown sets off the colours to perfection and it didnt cost the earth like Kraft paper...got it from Wilkos on a roll for wait for it.....67p!!! Total bargain and have 10 metres of it so expect to see more of it lol

Well tons of things to get done so will leave it here for today.
Good luck to Jen & Christian when the new addition decides to put in an appearance xx
Bye for now
Karyn x

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Well I cant show you the wedding invites i've done for a friend until after the wedding but can show you the card/box i made for their special day, something they can treasure!

This took some doing as have lost my template so basically made from memory and some luck really, very unusual and quirky and can be adapted to a special birthday or baby arrival or christening, a really nice gift in itself !

Ta Daaaa!! When the lid is removed all the sides fall down to reveal on this occasion a wedding cake and have done these in the same colour scheme as the invites :0)

The details still need adding inside but you get the idea plus we dont want any gatecrashers at the wedding lol!! I still have another one of these to make for my neice so i'd better get cracking Thats all from me for now x

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Well what a hectic week only one more day at work then off for a few weeks woohoo!! To cheer me up have got some new goodies so expect some new posts with them next week but for now another simple birthday card with a stunning lola on, the fab colours make her stand out so much.

i love adding bling to my cards and projects as always add that finishing touch to them and am really loving my flower punch at the mo too so expect lots of lovely blooms :0)

Hope you like and hope all well wherever you are take care xx

Thats all from me for now have the family coming round for tea before they whizz away on hols next week xx

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Good evening all, hope all is well. Todays post is a bright and cheery number that i actually used as an entry to a a design team...still waiting so who knows, fingers crossed. Yet again Lola with some old PP papers that i just love...work with anything really as in many colours.

Just like the weather this card is getting a bit Autumnal cos although sunny today the wind was chilly!! I look at this card and picture somewhere nice and warm and hopefully it will bring me luck!!!!

Thats me done for today, still got tons to do in the house and have been making Ben's birthday banner...getting there slowly but am sure his 2nd bday will be here before i blimming know it :0)

Take care and call again soon x

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Quick post from me today as feeling very rough...hopefully GP will have some answers for me soon but to cheer me up heres lola (yet again) she always makes me smile :0) i also so envious of that figure...wish i could draw meself thin!!!

A gorgeous backing paper sets this off to a tee and the flash of pink makes it girly but not to over the top...in my opinion anyway.

She looks lovely and again coloured with promarkers, i really like using Lola and hope you all don't get bored of her, take care till next time.

Ta ta for today x

Monday, 30 August 2010

General girly birthday today with very zesty colour scheme to brighten up the day! Lola's coloured in with my promarkers which i am beginning to wonder how i managed without them before...even some on my christmas wishlist ( pleeeeeeeease ian )

Yet again a Lola Rose image but i just thinks she's fab...the colours stand out with this one against the dark background and dotted this with the cuttlebug...another thing i cant seem to get enough of at the moment :0)

Have been carbooting today and although gorgeous day was a bit disheartened as not one card or calender sold...maybe needed a different crowd of person...we all love a bargain but really do you expect to get handmade cards and gifts for coppers...please!!

thats me for today, till next time take care

Friday, 27 August 2010

As promised a total change of colour scheme today...a gorgeous bright and cheery Lola Rose calender, i love the image and colours are just fab, hopefully other people think so too. Just cant seem to stop making them...good thing if they sell :0)

I am in the process of making loads of these calenders...some to sell for me and some for charity (gota recoop costs somewhere) just hoping they will sell.

Bye for now

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

I am trying to stock up on all sorts of cards to sell at a sale over the Bank Holiday weekend weather permitting! I love Lola Rose and this is a really lovely image too. Plus am loving the pink and grey theme at the moment so forgive me if you get a little bored of looking at this colour scheme...total contrast will come next post :-)

I got myself some fab new Promarkers and they are fantastic...the images look like i've printed them already coloured when really went back to my childhood and coloured them in...loved it too :0)

I love the colours, the papers and the image is great...cant get enough of Pink Petticoat images

Well just before i sign off for today let me say Thankyou to Tony & Louise for taking me out for a gorgeous lunch...still stuffed now :0)
Congratulations again guys xx

Take care

Cheerio for now

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Well i know it's been a few days since my last post...i haven't been slacking i just dont seem to have enough hours in the day!!

I've actually been crafting away like a busy little bee...making wedding invites, calenders, xmas cards as well as birthday cards etc...lots to show for virtually the whole afternoon in the attic :0)

This is a birthday card for a nephew...not quite a boy and not a man so an inbetweener at the mo and very difficult to make for but hopefully he will like this.

That's all for today

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Well today has been a busy day already and thats before i get any crafting done, i even made a start on my xmas cards last night and yes i do know its summer or its suposed to be but you can never be too organised!

Todays post is another easel card for yet another baby...seem to be surrounded by pregnant ladies or new babys :0)

This is another commission for a friend to give out and hope she likes it, she wont see it till next week ( she doesn't 'do' computers)