Wednesday, 29 January 2014

More exciting products from Stampin' Up! today!!

introducing The Texture boutique embossing machine!!
It get better by the day!!

happy crafting 

Karyn x

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Its here!!!

Today is the start of Sale-a-bration exciting enough... But also the launch of the new spring/summer seasonal catty too!!!

Lots and lots of gorgeous new things!!

Drop me a line if u want a catalogue or look online at


Karyn x

Sunday, 26 January 2014


Welcome to our bloghop by the end of this you will be inspired to create without a doubt!!
Saleabration is a very exciting time for Stampin' Up!ers where you can earn gorgeous freebies with qualifying orders so we wanted to highlight this special time with a bloghop to showcase some of the freebie you can earn.

I could not decide which of my sets I had earned to use so did a little something with all of them...here goes

The first is a mini card and treat pouch using You're Lovely stamp set which is LOVELY!

There is also a sneeky peek at a new punch in the seasonal catalogue which i love already!!
I had treat to go in this pouch until my son 'helped' me if you know what i mean :0)

Then there is Banner Blast with a matching punch...so fun to use!!
With the approach of Valentines day i made a head start

Also used my best friend stamp of the moment in Gorgeous Grunge...it fantastic!!
The love sentiment is a from the expressions thinlet set and have clear embossed to get the very glossy effect

Not one to waste anything i used the heart punched out to mask the first on the second!
Last but not least i made  lovely little valentine box using a sentiment form the See Ya Later stamp set and another sneek peek was used to make the flower!!

Well that me done for now and you can follow the link below to the next blog on this hop or there is a full list detailed at bottom of this post so you can start anywhere you like!!

happy hopping 

karyn x

Good evening

2 posts in one day...get me!!

Just wanted to let you know about a little bloghop Julie's Jems has on on Sunday January 26th 2014 we are showcasing Sale-a-bration products as this exciting time of the Stampin' Up! calender is almost upon us :0)

\hope you can join in the fun

Happy crafting

Karyn x

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Morning crafters
A lovely day here today with crafting on the agenda!!
The gas people are digging the road/path/drive etc up and have blocked me in so am crafting with a friend...any excuse really :0)
Will post my days work later in the week.

Todays is a lovely personalised christening card i was asked to do for a friend

I used the Lattice die and cut bits off to make the cross and used my favorite flower punch...the itty bitty flower as you can see belo I added some pearls to these...they are so lovely!

The frame to go with it included a lovely poem from a Godmother to a Godson and just simply stamped around the edge and added decorative flowers to the corners of the frame.

Simple but love the effect and my friend was over the moon with it!!
(Ignore my notes etc on the grid paper :0))

Hope the day goes great tomorrow.

Just to remind you about the bloghop tomorrow too please pop by and be inspired by some very talented people.
Happy Crafting

Karyn x

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Good Morning

Firstly Happy Birthday to my friends husband for today.
I was requested to make her birthday to him and as she loves banners at the moment there was no question which set I would be using...Banner Blast which is a SAB set and can be earned free from Jan 28th 2014

Very simple layout and  I love the way its turned out.

Colour combo of smoky slate - beginning to use this A LOT!, midnight muse and basic black

Blinged it up a tiny bit with some gems in the little stars.

Hope they both like it and have a lovely meal tonight at an African restaurant.

Thats me for the today

Happy Crafting

Karyn x

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Hello Crafters

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend...mine is busy crafting and organising as well as keeping house etc!! Multi-tasking lets say!!

Todays offerings are my swop for a card swop!?! confused?
I enter into a stamping addicts card swop and every month we are paired up and exchange cards to get inspiration as well as just make someone mile with a handmade creation. this month i volunteered for 2 as odd number and here are my makes :0)

I used the same design and stamp set just different colourways top is smoky slate, raspberry ripple and blushing bride and the bottom is baked brown sugar, crushed curry and bermuda bay. 
Both lovely and the stamp set if you didnt guess is called...Oh hello!!

here they are together and i do hope they are gratefully received.

Happy crafting

Karyn x

Friday, 17 January 2014


Another starry card from me today...this time for a teenager

I really wanted to use my red glimmer card so went again with the red, white and blue theme with a smidgen of smoky slate for good luck! Love the result!!

 Just look how sparkly it is!!
I hope it was well recceived and Dom had a fab birthday x

take care and happy crafting everyone

Karyn x

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Hi all

Wow its the middle of the week already, hope all is well where you are :0)

More projects from my Stampers Showcase stint...had to be a cupcake in there somewhere so i decorated this simply with a little love banner, ideal for that someone special in your life sssh dont tell ian!!
As i am also addicted to my envelope punch board i knew had to make a cracker in the mix - so again a little valentine cracker.
 I always like to have a notebook in my bag or nearby as i am a list maker - always making lists of things to do etc so made a bright cheery notebook again using new DSP and added a little frill with some Coastal Cabana ruffle ribbon.

Not that i am saving the best for last but i must admit this is my favorite, took alot of stamping and punching even though very simple layout but love the way it has turned out.
I embossed the sentiment in gold although cant quite see that here but lovely project to do.

Happy Crafting

Karyn x

Monday, 13 January 2014

Hello crafters

i hope you are all having a lovely day whatever you are doing...me i will be looking at teeth as you read this as i am at work...monday always a very busy day for me so pre wrote this post.

My SU mum Julie requested a volunteer for a stampers showcase for the monthly newsletter she sends out to her team...I volunteered which is a big step for me :0)

 I used the Banner Blast stamp set from the SAB 2014 which starts Jan 28th 2014 and has lots of gorgeous things in it.
I made lots of things and then decided my favorites...i really love the calenders.
I also made this little mini album using crumb cake and the new Retro Fresh DSP - i won these at convention late last year!!

Inside were just a couple of photos of my gorgeous little boy decorated with a couple more stamps from the Banner Blast set.

I will post a few of the other projects I made later in the week.

Thats it from me for today

happy crafting

Karyn x

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Morning all

Quickie post from me today as off out for sunday lunch - fab! Even better cooked by someone else - Double fab!! - Top of the list though - NO DISHES !!!

Crafting now and silly me has only just stumbled on Simply Stars thanks to mu SU mummy's xmas card and fell in love!! How i had overlooked it in the catty ive yet to understand as it wasnt even on my wishlist?!?

As you can see i have it now and love it made lots with it already some  i cant show just yet :0)

Still in my embossing phase too and you can just see the irridescent ice on the star along with the spangly glimmer paper and it needs nothing more than a sentiment!

Enjoy your sunday and happy crafting

Karyn x

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Woohoo ive finally got my internet back!!
Its amazing how my life changed with no internet for 3 days...sooo hard, had to cope with my phone only!
Difficult to say the least.

Anyway on to my offering for today
Its coming to an exciting time of the year with a new seasonal catalogue from Stampin' Up! as well as 
sale-a-bration towards the end of January...lots of scrummy yummy new things!!

Well ive been packaging my catalogues up ready to post out to tease my customers  and i included these cute little quick makes to make their day!

Such a simple design using a sneek peek of some new designer papers to make the bunting as well as a freebie punch ( FREE with a qualifying order of £45) so cute.

The sentiment is from another SAB stamp set earned free and made the little flower from 'new' washi tape and itty bitty punch

Am sure my customers will love them...as well as the new cattys.

That me for today...still a mountain of things to do after spent almost all day trying to fix my internet :0)

Happy crafting

Karyn x

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Good evening to you
I am waiting up for a phonecall so figured I would use the time efficiently and blog today rather than tomorrow :0) my organisation at the moment is a little bit scary!!
I was requested to make this baby card for a colleague after making a blue design a couple of months back and its just soooo cute!!
It uses a retired set for which I apologise but had to use it for this design.
obviously this was for a little girl.

 I coloured in the stamped images using various pink tones of Promarkers but everything else used is Stampin' Up! including the cute little peg!!

Happy Crafting
Karyn x

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Good afternoon on this wet and windy Sunday
hope you're all having a nice one!
I have been crafting a lot getting some projects ready for a special newsletter but I am not going to show you all of them yet...just a sneeky peek of one of them!!
I had a task of making projects with a particular stamp set and made this tag and simple box as I was doing so...my fave colour combo at the mo is Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry so this fit right in on my crafty table :0)

Its very simple but  I like that!!
I'm off for a snack break now just realised I haven't eaten yet so that's it from me today.
Take care and happy crafting
Karyn x

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year to you!!
Long time no blog and as you can see I am having a play around with the look of my blog...new year and all :0)
 Although I have been very busy crafting away its all been for Christmas so am not posting anything crafty today...im experimenting with crafty goodies and will be back later in the week.
Enjoy your day whatever you are doing and Best wishes for 2014 to all.