Sunday, 26 May 2013

Birthday Boy!!

Good Morning crafters

What a gorgeous day it is here hope you are getting some sunshine where you are :0)

Here a quick card i made for a friend's other half...the only thing i know about him is he likes cars so had to have this stamp set - Need for Speed

Basic grey, Midnight muse, marina mist along with basic black to and some non su ribbone as its the only blue i had!

Used the morning post alphabet to put his name on and just a tiny bit of bling

The colours in the card matched the cupcakes we also made as a  surprise.

Im off to paint my gazebo whilst the sun is out

happy crafting

Karyn x

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Wedding card take 2!!

Helloooo crafters

This is my card to the happy couple to match their wedding colours. its the same as the one i made last week and my inspiration was a card from my SU mummy click this to go to her fantastic blog.

I used a base card of crmb cake to break up all the pink i seem to be doing and adding very vanilla too.

The heart is silver embossed and from the You are loved stamp set and i printed the happy couples details and punched out with decorative label

I even stamped a little bit around the corners of the inside.

I cant wait to put it in the lovely post box i made for them too

Happy crafting

Karyn x

Monday, 20 May 2013

Butterfly tables

Hi crafters

Happy monday to you!

As promised here are the table namecards i mentioned last week...as you can probably tell the theme was butterflies and pink!!

The bride wanted large butterflies with the table names to match her table plan so you know which table is which. melon mambo of course and very vanilla and put some small gems on to finish them off.

Happy crafting

karyn x

Sunday, 19 May 2013

This and That!!

Good morning all

Its a lovely day here today total contrast to the wet and miserable yesterday!!

Well my 'This & That bundle has finally arrived!! Hooray!!!

Just look at all that yumminess!! I am enjoying just looking at it at the moment but will crack it open soon and get started but its fabulous!!

This bundle is still available at a 15% discount if you would like to order one then drop me a line :0)

You get alot of stuff and im looking forward to showing you my this & that in progress!!

Thats me for today going to enjoy the sunshine and bath my dogs...they wont enjoy it tho, hate having a bath!!

Happy crafting

Karyn x

Saturday, 18 May 2013


Good afternoon crafters

Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Today I want to show the wedding card postbox i made for a friend's wedding...as you can probably tell the colour theme is hot pink!! Melon mambo in this case :0)

I printed their details onto very vanilla and used the Beautiful wings embosslit to make a lovely little trail of butterflies...also a theme of the wedding and the table names match but will show you those another day.

Below you can see all the little gems i added to!!

Hope they like it!!

Good luck to the happy couple this time in 2 weeks you will be Mr & Mrs!!

Happy crafting

Karyn x

Thursday, 16 May 2013

CAS Wedding

Hi crafters

Happy thrursday to you all

Today i want to show you my version of a fabulous wedding card made by my upline Julie - i needed a wow card for my parents friends who get married tomorow.

Good luck guys :0)

I used the You are Loved stamp set in bashful blue - will be sad to see this go! along with crumb cake and very vanilla. The heart is embossed in gold and the happy couples detrails added so they can have it as a keepsake too.

Its a gatefold card and the ribbon fastens it at the side and as Julie did i did a little stamping inside and finished with pearls for a classy effect.

Thankyou for the inspirations as always Jules - you can see her version HERE

Happy crafting

Karyn x

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


Hi crafters

Well the week is flying by...soon be the weekend again and aiming for a restful one?!!

This is another fantabulous 'make n take' from Telford...a lovely little box with tiny cards inside. Again using the Clockworks set this is a lovely set and would be easy to reporduce in many different colourways :0)

This one is using calpso coral, gumball green,and pool party...i must of got it right with my swaps as those are the colours i used!!

These little cards are so cute and so simple to make...literally 4 stamps and away you go!!

I love the green Dahlia at the centre to the flower and the flower is really given dimension by snipping between two petals and overlapping them.

Happy crafting

karyn x

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Just in case i forget who I am...

Hi crafters!

Heres the name badge i made for Telford...it was a little bigger than i wanted but i didnt have any smaller alphabets to use :0)

I used the up, up and away stamp set in calypso coral and pool party to match the colours i used in my swaps, the alphabet is Morning Post set which i really like at the minute...am finding any excuse to label things!!

Quick one from me today

happy crafting

Karyn x

Monday, 13 May 2013

Lovely notebook

Hi crafters

Id like to show you the fab notebook we made as a make and take at Telford over the weekend, its using the Clockworks stamp set which i have skipped over in the past but now added to my wishlist - just take a look at the fab background made with it!!

Here's the whole view and i was going to give it as a gift but i just cant part with it so will HAVE to make another to give away :0)

I love the flower to soften the masculine background on the grey, love the vintage buttons, love the banners, love the colours...just LOVE IT!!!

Hope you like it.

Happy crafting

karyn x

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Telford Swaps!!

Hi all

Well i failed in my task of blogging every day for a month but i do have good reason...i was crafting and got carried away!!

Ive been busy making swaps for Stampin' Up! regional event at Telford yesterday and had over 300 little bits to handcut out...very time consuming as you can imagine.

Well here is the swap i made...

using the Happy Hour stamp set.
I handcut each glass, orange/lemon slice and straws as well the banners etc

I made lots of these and want to thank all the people that swapped with me.

I have a fantastic day and even won a prize patrol but cant show you that as from the new catalogue ...ooooo i hear you say!! Well let me tell ya i had to dance 'gangam style' to get it too but I GOT IT!!!

Lastly its always nice to put a face to a voice who has helped you lots and had to have my piccie taken with Chris from Demo Support - he is lovely and such a great help.

Thankyou to all the people involved yesterday and especially Stampin' Up! for making this a great job/hobby!!!

happy crafting

Karyn xx

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

wedding invites

Good morning all

If you remember i showed you  this wedding box for my friends invitations last week

Well here are the invites all ready to go...

 These are a pocket invitation and have the RSVP and directions to the venue inside and the bride loved them just as much as me :0)

Thats me for today

Happy crafting

karyn xx

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

21st sparkles

Hiya crafters

Happy tuesday to you :0)

I was asked to make a card for a friends sister and the only requirement was 'blingy' and so i came up with this very simple but very sparkly easel card.

Hope she likes it :0)

Happy crafting

Karyn x

Monday, 6 May 2013

bonnet box

Good morning to you

A lovely sunny bank holiday monday here...for a change!

My crafty clean up continues even further as i am finding things that i had forgotten i even had including these treat cups which i made into a bonnet!

Ideal for easter even if a little late :0)


Very simple but so cute!!

Happy crafting

karyn x

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Good evening all

A late one from me today as have been so caught in sorting swaps for Telford next weekend the time has flown by!!

Another scrap challenge as ive been continuing with my crafty sortout and found some lovely scrummy papers that unfortunately are retired now but soo gorgeous!!

Used along with the fabby Just Believe stamp set with a few itty bitty flowers dotted here and there

My bow isnt the best but still a very nice result :0)

Happy crafting

karyn xx

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Birthday surprise

Good Afternoon crafters

Hope you are having a lovely day!!

Im having a crafty cleanup and getting myself organised...or trying to should i say :0)

Today i want to show you the fabulous present and card my downline Angie sent me for my birthday...sooo lovely

we have a lovely card and a gift pouch with some very yummy chocs in them which may i just add are still there...doing so so on the diet!!

They are made with the Secret garden SU stamp set and she has used a patchwork technique by stamping on to DSP and using these sections to make up a full flower. Please pop over to her blog as she is a very talented lady ( who is going to teach me to sew one day) :0)

Thankyou so much Angie look forward to seeing you soon

Thats me for today on with my major cleaning/sorting mission!!

Happy crafting

Karyn x

Friday, 3 May 2013

This and That!!

Hi crafters

How i forgot this i do not know as fab offer and cant wait to get mine!!

This a fab product from the soon to be released new annual catalogue and you can get the whole bundle with all of the items shown below with a 15% DISCOUNT till the end of May 2013, after that you can still purchase these items but at full cost!!

Just look at what you can get...a journal designer papers, a stamp, stickers and washi tape!! So can not wait to get my hands on this!!

Drop me a line if you want to order one of these fabulous bundle offers

Happy crafting

Karyn x

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Ta Dah!!

Good Evening crafters

Another late post from me today...really can not wait for this week to end and have 3 days off work, been sooo busy!!

Here is my version of a wedding exploding box...I seem to go through phases of these and yet another one at present but then suppose wedding season is upon us with more people getting married through the sunnier months :0)

I used SU pearls on the butterflys and a few on the roses at the top but this is certainly a WOW keepsake!!

I just love how elegant the cake looks...and at least i can make a 'paper cake' as certainly can not make one in the kitchen, am hopeless at cooking.

Thats all for today happy crafting

Karyn x

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

love the combo!

Hi all

I am just loving pool party and calypso coral at the moment...they cheer me up so much when i get them out and am so glad they are staying!!

Simple but lovely and very cheerful :0)

Happy crafting

karyn x