Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Good Morning
WOW! so much to do as always busy planning something to celebrate New Year's Eve today
I wish you all safe and happy celebrations and see you next year...
So much to look forward to in 2015!! Can't wait

Monday, 29 December 2014

Autumn/Winter seasonal
Just a reminder  you can still purchase items form the Autumn/Winter catty up till Jan 5th 2015 so drop me line with your order before its too late.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Hello crafters!
Happy Christmas!!
Hope you all had a wonderful festive season spending time with family, friends and loved ones and having lots of fun and laughter...we have :0)
I was lucky enough to receive some crafty goodies as presents too but only got chance to play with them today = excited Karyn!!
Seen as we all got lots of lovely presents I set about making Thank You cards first and these are just the cutest and so simple.
Bermuda Bay and Pistachio pud look great together with the simple stamp that is coming soon in the new year so watch this space for more information...
These cards are only 3x3 inches and look classy in very vanilla don't you think

My parents bought me the simply scored board finally added it to my collection of stampin up goodies and so had to just add a simple line around the stamped area for detail.
I had a fair few to make and hope the people receiving them like them as much as me :0)

Happy crafting


Sunday, 14 December 2014

Merry christmas

Good Morning crafters
Quick post today with just a small selection of the Christmas cards I have been making... orders went very well this year and along with other things I have been kept very busy!!
I love doing this technique for the salty backgrounds and loved the way these turned out making me think of lovely starry skies.
I stamped the snowflakes in silver and black to make the background stand out and added a dazzling diamonds snowflake to the sentiment.

 This one used the holiday home set which is great and adore the santa and his sleigh streaking across the sky...soo cute!!

Hope your Christmas crafting is coming along...I still have a fair bit to do so best get busy.
happy crafting
Love Karyn x

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Grab yourself some fantastic bargains up till Jan 5th 2015 whilst stocks last!!
Visit my online store today :0)

Sunday, 26 October 2014

 didn't think it was that long since I last blogged but how time flies when you are having fun doesn't it :0)
Ive been sooo busy finishing off wedding on the day stationery  and other orders slipped my mind ...oh dear!!
Today I want to show you a glimpse of just some of the things I have been upto.
The lovely vintage shabby chic placecard design I came up with for a recent wedding with the quota of a hint of coral and the couple wanted table names using motorbikes...thought it would be difficult to make them look 'shabby chic-ish' but loved the way they turned out.

The bike names were 3d cut with my silhouette cameo machine - love that too!! you can see the detail of embossing and flowers better on this close up picture.

 I used pistachio pudding card along with a  hint of calypso coral and basic pearls.

Tableplan done too and the birdcage charms matched those used on their wedding invitations too...the couple in question loved all the work I did for them which makes all my time and effort even more worthwhile :0)

Just before I go another of my loves at the moment is the stampin up curvy keepsake box die and have been going quite box crazy for them so just a sneeky peek!!
That all for today hope you all have a lovely weekend
take care and happy crafting
Karyn x

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Good morning crafters
A glorious day here today sunny but with a nip in the air :0)
Quickie from me as sooo much to do today  (as always)...would love a day to do absolutely nothing once in a while to catch up with myself but the wouldn't we all!!
Anyway I have fell in love with the SU curvy keepsake box die...just love love love it!!
Todays project as you have probably guessed will be made with this and have a whole load of projects on the go with it so watch this space.!! I have shown you the baby box previously today I am introducing....
the cutest little penguin!!
He is just adorable and you can fit a multitude of treats in him as a gift.
If you fancy making some wonderful boxes with this die drop me a line to order one.
Happy Crafting
Karyn x

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Good Morning all
Well I have a busy day ahead so will be quick today...it as my brothers birthday on Thursday and I always struggle with male cards but I had an idea in my head and this is the result!!!
 I stamped stars in black on the black cardstock and used something to say stamp set for the coloured stars which very handily comes with a matching punch...sooo cool no fussy cutting for me lol!!
I used the retired (sorry) filmstrip stamp and added some mad little pics of my bro in them :0)

Then just added a few tiny non SU gems left over from baby shower to add some detail and bling!!

That's me for today hope you all have a fab day whatever you are up to
Happy Crafting
Karyn x

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Morning crafters
Its a lovely sunny day here just right for crafting with the patio doors open :0)
Well it was my friends last day at work on Friday before starting a new chapter and going on maternity leave for 6 months so could not resist making her a little gift...
so introducing this little fella made using the new SU curvy keepsake box die - love it!!
I used various sized circle punches to make the eyes and dummy and as we are having a boy things had to be blue!!
Even added a little blonde curl...awww cutie!!!

Simply finished off with a little tag that you get with the die as well as 2 other shapes and stamped 'it's a boy'.
Good luck to Sheena you will be a fantastic mum!!

Will be playing with this die again this weekend so keep an eye out for more projects.
Happy Crafting
Karyn x

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Todays offering is a card I made for my late friend Pat..(.I set up a facebook page in her memory hence why I am making her a card) so while on a roll with the typeset papers I carried on as you will see in future posts :0)
I am really loving blackberry bliss its such a deep and vibrant colour and know Pat would of loved it!

The birthday sentiment is from Tag Talk and the gorgeous venetian crochet trim to tie the gatefold card together

Look at the sparkle on those gems love 'em!!
Again Happy Birthday to my dear friend ( miss you )
Happy crafting
Karyn x

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Good afternoon all
Sorry for the late post but been off enjoying the last day with my son before school starts again and what a glorious day it has been :0)
I have been trying to spread a little kindness and have chose 5 people who want to help too so todays offering is the little pack of cards in a lovely box that I have posted out to a lovely friend today.
I used the lovely stamp set beautiful bunch in lost lagoon and blackberry bliss with hint of old olive for good measure and the effect is gorgeous!!

I used the lovely lace embossing folder on the whisper white cards along with sentiments from garden party and flower patch, then used kraft card and the typeset DSP to create the cards below.

All blinged with gems as wouldn't be complete without a bit of sparkle and heres them all together with a peek at the box...will show you that another day :-)

That's me for today hope you're having a lovely day where you are
Happy Crafting
Karyn x

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Good Morning
A mixture of a day here today sunny but wet if you get what I mean...
Well  bit of a combination for todays offering as this is to celebrate friends who got married yesterday, I made their wedding stationery etc in ivory and Cadbury purple which is so popular at the moment but wanted to step away from that with their card so...
I went for a nice yellow with So saffron and stamped, punched and glued all the little flowers down. the sentiment is embossed in gold. Simple but gorgeous.
The combination part of this post is I will be entering this into a challenge on Fantasy stampers challenge blog the subject this time being hearts and flowers... I covered both these with this one!!
Thanks for stopping by
Happy crafting
Karyn x

Monday, 11 August 2014

Good evening all
I have been absent from blogland for a few weeks...just soo busy with wedding stuff as well as life in general and have been planning a baby shower for a friend which was this weekend so can share some pics now without spoiling the surprise :0)
I turned a changing table into a sweetie cart full of goodies that just look fantastic, so cute everyone loved that.
I got a fab idea from pinterest - addicted to it!! - about this frame with mini washing lines on where you write a message or words of advice/wisdom on a babygro and add to the washing...lots of fun.

We had lots of food including cupcakes, baby face cookies and the cake which had two shades of blue inside all made by my mum and niece...I admit I cant bake!! But they were greatly appreciated by all who came to the shower!

I did make the simple chalkboard style banner tho :0)

In case you didn't realise already...she is having a boy!!
Happy crafting
Karyn x

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Good Morning all
WOW! a week has passed already...in the blink of an eye to be honest!!
Well for once in the last few weeks I do not have a childrens party to attend today just lunch with the mother-in-law :0) and its a beautiful day here so am looking forward to spending some time out in the sunshine too.
Today I am showing you the lovely little earring holder gifts I made for the ladies I work with...we are a family there and I appreciate them all for the help and love they have given me over a difficult few months sojust wanted them to know that with a cute pair of earrings.

I used smoky slate embossed with modern mosaic and cut with circle framelets, then stamped using petal parade in smoky slate and punched 2 holes for the earrings to fit in.

I stamped an image from chalk talk in various colours to match the earrings and to suit each of the recipients.
And here they are all together...lovely.

The ladies loved them!!
Happy crafting and have a lovely day wherever you are.
Karyn x

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Good Morning all
Quick post from me today as busy day ahead filled with childrens parties!!
I love the clean and simple look to cards and this project will be entered into this fortnight challenge over on Fantasy Stampers
The challenge is Clean and Simple so here goes...
I used the babywipe technique with reinkers to get the beautiful multi-coloured effect to the flowers stamped using petite petals and punched out with the matching punch...no fussy cutting for me!!
Stamped simple background using gorgeous grunge.

Sentiment stamped using petite pairs...bit of a petite them going on don't you think :-)
and gem to the centre of the flowers!!
You can see the effect on the flowers better on this close up picture.

Happy crafting
Karyn x


Saturday, 5 July 2014

Afternoon Crafters
A lovely day here today...gardening is calling but needed to make a few things before I do that!!
A friend has a special birthday coming up and we have bought many gifts for her so obviously we needed some packaging suitable for her special birthday. This is what I came up with...
I decorated a large SU kraft box using so saffron DSP all around as well as having yet another go at using my spiral flower die...I have really struggled to get to grips with this as my flowers never seemed to look right :(
I stamped gorgeous grunge  in crumb cake on very vanilla and mounted on black to make it stand out added my flowers in so saffron, perfect plum and blushing bride along with pear pizazz leaves and tiny pearls dotted about.
You can just about see the jumbo pearls I used at the centre of the flowers and the sentiment is from Chalktalk stamped in baked brown sugar.

Love it!!
Happy crafting guys
Karyn x

Monday, 30 June 2014

Its that time of the year again...retirement lists from the current catalogue :( sad but its a chance to get your hands on some goodies at reduced prices plus it means the new catalogue launch will also be here soon :)

Stamps retiring - http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/lastChance/2014_EU_RetiredList/EU_Retiring_Stamps_ENG.pdf

Accessories retiring - http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/lastChance/2014_EU_RetiredList/EU_Retiring_Accessories_ENG.pdf

Once they have gone they are gone for good!! Be quick and drop me a line if you wish to place an order.

Another exciting offer is you can join Stampin' Up! at the reduced price for the next month and choose your own starter kit with products valuing up to £55.00.

Wow! love SU!!

Happy crafting

Karyn x