Thursday, 23 June 2011

Wedding boxes!

Good evening all
Hope you all had a lovely day :0)

Well the only thing i seem to be making at the moment are invitations and i cant show you them as the bride hasnt seen them yet! and these exploding boxes!

I go through phases of getting tons of order for them then nothing then more but i suppose thats good.

Anyway I found these gorgeous flower gems at the craft shop and had to have them!!

I used very vanilla card to make the wedding cake and lined it round the edges with a non SU paper that happened to find a piece of in my stash!! It matched the flowers perfectly!!

I put 3 little paper flowers as the centrepiece and here's a little bit closer view of the really cute gems...they did them in so many colours too, may just have to go back and get some more!!

Well I love this box and its by far my favorite so far...will be a struggle to give this one away :0)

Thats all for now

Take care and thanks for stopping by

Happy Crafting

Karyn xx

Monday, 20 June 2011

more butterflies!

Evening all, strange day today as less than 2 working days left at my job so today was sad but happy if you know what i mean?! Confusing i know :-/

plus the weather was gorgeous...whilst im at work by time done dishes after tea it was pouring down with rain!! just my luck really!!

Anyway on to crafting...similar to yesterdays post in different colour way, this is for a friend who i really should make much more of an effort to see as its been ages and its her birthday on friday, hope she likes it :)

I really love the springtime vintage papers at the moment they are my go to when having a crafting inspiration blank!!

Below you can see the gorgeous detail on the butterfly with the beautiful wing embosslit, plus you can put them either way up on your project...i like the idea of the tiny ones in a shaker card...thats another thing on my to do list...watch this space eh and i may actually get round to doing!!

Again the not so basic pearls add the extra something and voila!!

thats me for today, making a head start on jobs for tomorrow so may finish my list...fingers crossed.

Take care and happy crafting

Karyn xx

Sunday, 19 June 2011

springtime butterflies

Well such a busy weekend for me really and im tired :-( but what can you do when you got a to-do list the length of your arm and getting nowhere fast!!

moan over!!  On to nicer things...crafty things.
this is a card for a friend in Holland, hopefully it will arrive on time for her birthday although was a little late posting it...ooops!

Again with the springtime vintage papers teamed with wild wasabi and very vanilla, very simple layout and i think it turned out fab...im all for simplicity, life's too complicated at the moment!!

I used the square lattice embossing folder but created a small gap for the greeting to go and then decorated with beautiful wings embosslit which i have also fallen in love with...so cool to cut all these gorgeous butterflys out already embosed at the turn of a handle! Sorry little bit of a ramble there :0)

Anyway topped them off with dome coloured non SU gems and even put a couple of little butterflies decorating the inside but forgot to take a photo of those!!

well will leave it here for tonight, have washing to fold, dishes to finish, hair to dry...such is life eh!!

take care all and thanks for topping by, comments very welcome so i know i am doing something right!!

Karyn xx

Thursday, 16 June 2011

lovely owls!

Good evening all

A mixed day today with the weather not knowing what to do so you dont know what to wear etc and seemed to have rushed, rushed, rushed everywhere all day and not gotten very far with any of my jobs :(

One job i did get done is this little set with the owl punch...i needed a picture for my new leaflets so these certainly fit the bill!! What do you think??

I love this little owl soo much and really have not played with my punch until now...there are little owls all over my dining table at the moment because i craft then blog then clear away my mess!

Anyway fingers crossed i will get some new business from my new leaflets

Thats all for now its almost 8pm and really have to get a jig on!!

take care

Karyn xx

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Flowers for mum

Afternoon on this ridiculous rainy day here!!

Just a quick post from me today as so much to do but no energy to get going :(
I saw these on SU demo Jo Dumbleton who gave a fab tutorial but i have only just got around to trying it and perfect for my mum's birthday last weekend.
I used whisper white and pumpkin pie for a bright zingy look and even decorated the vase too.

I know my pictures are not very good...i am trying to get better, fingers crossed will get it sorted one day soon!
Here's the finished article after i'd fancied it up with some cellophane and ribbon...my mum loved it and takes pride of place in the hallway for all to see :0)
Thats it for today...back to the to-do list

take care

karyn xx

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Still here!!

Hi all
i know its been a while but i have been soooo busy finshing off wedding invitations and jobhunting...a unusual combination i know :0)

I havent really had the chance to do anything other than stuff wedding related but did manage to make an anniversary card today and hoping to get some crafting done tomorrow...that is the plan anyway, fingers crossed.

Springtime vintage papers to the rescue...i just love them and they lend themselves to so many occassions.I used them with Baja Breeze and my daisies #2 die which i speckled with marina mist to add a bit of something to them.
the sentiment is from cottage garden and i stamped in marina mist.

The recipient of this card loved it almost as much as i do...simple but stunning :)

thats it for now and hopefully i will be able to blog a little bit more regular inthe future

take care

karyn xx