Sunday, 27 May 2012

happy anniversary

Good Evening all

Another gorgeous day here...has summer finally arrived and is staying, lets hope so!!

I was up early today so did a little crafting this morning before playing in the garden with the family and came up with this lovely simple easel card for an anniversary.

I used my new Adorning accents embossing folders to add a little panel across the front and stamped the flowers from Marry me stamp set in calypso coral and old olive for the centre piece, using the border punch to add a little extra and topped each section with gems to add some bling.

I used vintage wallpaper embossing folder to add some detail to the lower level and the happy anniversary sentiment was my easel stopper, highlighted with some more simple gems and ready to go!

Thats it from me today, take care and happy crafting

karyn x

Friday, 25 May 2012

happy birthday sally

good morning all

a glorious sunny day where i am and hope you have lovely weather too wherever you are!! people are always smiling when the sunshine is out :0)

Happy Birthday to my fellow Jem Sally today wishing a fabulous day x

I made this card after having a little clear out of crafty area and found some yummy retired tho, springtime vintage papers which i loved soo much so thought id give an airing and make this little wonder...very apt with the butterfly as my garden is fluttering at the moment with lots

I mounted with chocolatre chip and sentiment in the four frames again in chocolate chip which i seem to be using more and more...maybe my chocoholicness is spreading to my craft room?!!

Topped off with a very vanilla beautiful wings butterfly and pearls...lovely and hope sally likes it too.

Take care and happy crafting

karyn x

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

up, up and thankyou

                                          Good afternoon crafters

                 Another quick post from me as i am resting to recover from illness :0
              Quick and simple thankyous for my customers for their orders using my               new up and away stamp set which i know im going to love!!

i have used the gorgeous Attic Boutique designer paers as a sky-ish background, mounted with crumb cake just because its my favorite and stamped the balloon image in pacific point.

i added some new bakers twine as a tail for the balloon and stamped the quick and simple sentiment in basic black, added a couple of gems and voila!!

A couple of them together and as you can see simple but effective.

The sky is the limit when it comes to Stampin' Up! and crafting...anything is possible!!

Take care and happy crafting

Karyn x

Saturday, 19 May 2012

faith in nature set

Good afternnon crafters

another wet and miserable day here and not feeling very well today so quick post for me and back to rest & recuperation...hopefully!

This gift set i made for my aunties birthday with the gorgeous Faith in Nature stamp set in colour scheme of crumb cake, marina mist and pear pizazz with some little hints of daffodil delight and baja breeze too

I made the desktop holder from a template design by someone who i cant quite remember on writitng this but when i do i will post the link.

I decorated with some very vanilla ribbon and antique brad and added some detail too with a border punch...i did put it in a cellophane bag with a topper decorated too but silly me forgot to take a picture of that but even if do say so myself did look lovely!!

Faith in nature stamp set is suitable for many occassions as very versatile and i made 4 simple cards to go within the holder, coloured in with my stampin' write markers so the colour scheme matches throughout and added obligatory bling etc.

Added various sentiments to the cards to cover a multitude of occassions and hope the recipients like to receive them when sent :0)

And here the full set shot...lovely!!

Thats it from me for now

take care and happy crafting

Karyn xx

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Bunting banner

Good afternoon crafters

hope the sun is shining where you are as it is here for a change!!

Ive seen lots of these about and thought id make one for myself just as an introduction for myself :0) or so i dont forget my name...who knows!!

I used a neutral colour scheme for the base and jazzed it up with daffodil delight and pumpkin pie and used the scallop trim dotty ribbon in chocolate chip...very yummy!!

I stamped my name and cut out, mounted on some whisper white and used the scallop circle punch to add a flower like edge to them. Then used my little leaves die and my beautiful wings embosslit to add some interest.

 To the centre letter i used some non SU flowers to 'attract' my butterflies :0)

My banner was then blinged a little added gems to the butterflies and a few to the bunting shapes on certain letters and tipped them all with brads to make them hang right.

Hope you like it as much as me

Take care and happy crafting

karyn xx

Friday, 11 May 2012

Happy 21st

Good Afternoon crafters

Hope all is well and that the sunshine is breaking through the clouds where you are as finally doing so here!! Had nothing but rain since i came home from my holidays :0(

Todays offering is a 21st easel card for my cousins daughter...makes me feel old how quick all the kids in the family are growing up!!

Anyway i went a bit girlie on this one with the neutral colours of crumb cake and very vanilla being set off with stunning gold and a vibrant non SU violet i had left over from a wedding order.

I used my favorite top note die as the centrepiece with my computer generated sentiment  and added a beautiful wings embosslit butterfly and a very vanilla bow

Finished off with some gems and a four frames 'happy birthday' sentiment to use to hold up the top of the card


Nicola had a lovely birthday and loved her cards :0)

Bye for now...off to craft!

take care

Karyn xx

Thursday, 10 May 2012

AWOL apologies but am sure you'll understand!

Well as i'm sure you will agree a fabulous place to be even if no crafting!!

Ive been away on my jolly holidays hence the lack of posts and had a glorious time spent with family in the sunshine...back to reality now and the wet weather unfortunately!! But also my crafty goodies :0)

Obviously before i went i did have a fairly big crafty time where got lots of things done and will show you just a few over next few days hopefully...if i can tear my self away from the gorgeous new summer mini catalogue that launched the beginning of may!! Jam packed full of allsorts of wonderful things...drop me a line if you need a copy or wish to place an order.

I was getting in the holiday spirit i think as made alot of things in crumb cake and lovely baja breeze...i adore this pleated ribbon and am already on my 2nd roll, adds that little extra to the simplest of cards.

Same colour combo and another very simple design that is quick and easy but very effective with embosseed background using the vintage wallpaper folder and a flower cut using the fun flowers die topped with an antique brad...another of my favorites but i hate using them as the pot gets emptier and emptier and have to force myself to part with them!!

Slightly different angle so you can the fantastic detail you get from embossing folder and that fabulous ribbon!

Well thats it for today...still have huge pile of washing and ironing to get through...only problem with holidays is you could really do with another one to recover from the aftermath of it!!

take care and happy crafting

Karyn xx