Monday, 29 June 2015

Morning all
Monday already!!
I made a lovely gift for my upline Julie just to say thanks for all she does and sent it in the post as a surprise...she loved it!!
A lovely simple card using the pretty petals dsp again I know because they are beautiful!!
I used a wooden stamp box and decorated with a piece of timeless elegance DSP which I coloured the flowers using mint macaron ink to match the lace I tied at the side.

LOvely greeting and little flowers and the inside had a tasty treat and some lovely nail varnishes...recognise the colours at all??? :0)

Hope you like.
Happy crafting


Sunday, 28 June 2015

Evening all
Another lovely day here thankfully...started off a bit dull but turned into a nice one.
No crafting from me today - had a day off and went out for a lovely lunch with family and friends and it was beautiful.
So I have to show you the cake I got for desert and let me tell you it defeated me totally...came home in a doggy bag lol :0)

It was absolutely huge!!!
Off to chill now with a cuppa
Happy crafting

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Good morning all
It's a lovely sunny day here and the boys are off out so will do my best to get caught up with lots of things including having a little crafty time too :0)
I have not had the best weeks to be honest but its always nice to get a surprise in the post ( my upline Julie agrees!!) but totally out of the blue I received a random parcel from a friend in Holland...
(Squeals of excitement from me)
Look how thick that is!! Its full of absolutely loads of gorgeous stuff!

Below is the beginning page telling you what you can do/make
It is jam packed and todays crafty time will probably be dedicated to playing with this foremost

Lovely little postcards but the picture does not do them justice as they are embossed and glittered and oh so lovely!!

Thankyou so much Tanja...I love it!!
Happy crafting

Friday, 26 June 2015

Hello again
Today is the card that went with the 1st anniversary poem frame from yesterday.

I love these new DSP stacks with all sorts of lovely words in one design used as the background here.
Happy crafting

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Morning all
Today it is now safe to show the 1st wedding anniversary poem frame made for a friend.
The colour combo was the same as their wedding invitations as I made those too and how fast that year has gone by!!

A lovely keepsake made form the heart simple style just the way they like it!!
Added a couple of little sketched hearts with gems to texture.

Hope they had a lovely first anniversary.
Happy crafting

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Late one from me today as it's just been one of those days but here is something to cheer...the fantastic weekly deals starting today till next Tuesday!!
Some great products to be had at discounted prices!!
Pop over to my online shop or visit www.stampinup.co.uk
Happy crafting


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Hi crafters
I actually made this card set at training the weekend before with my fab SU mummy Julie
using the Watercolour Wings set.
Now this set wasn't really for me I bought it for training and was going to raffle it off at a later date but I fell in love and am waiting for my dies to match to arrive then I warn you it will be like attack of the butterflies!!!
They are soo lovely I did try to cut some out after stamping but I am NOT into fussy cutting at all so please watch this space in the meantime I will let these gorgeous cards do the talking o to speak...

This involves 3 step stamping which is so easy using the photopolymer stamps and the colour combos are endless and so very pretty. 

Happy Tuesday and crafting everyone


Monday, 22 June 2015

Morning all
Another week and the end of June is fast approaching WOW how time flies!!
Today I wanted to show you the very simple Fathers day tag and paper in made for my dad using the sadly retired mustache die as my dad is a mustache and beard man :0)
I added some speckle to the tag made using crumb cake and the scallop tag topper punch simple greeting and a very sparkly mustache!! So cute!! My dad loved it.
 I used the die to draw around to make shapes all over brown paper and coloured in to make my own paper

How cool is that!!
Dad said it was a shame to unwrap :0)
Happy crafting


Sunday, 21 June 2015

Happy Father's Day
to those wonderful dad's that are with us as well as those in our memories!
We have a weekend of kid's birthday parties and I made one of my son's friends this as part of her gift.
I used the Flower patch and some subtle gorgeous grunge in the background with the flower heads in Amina's favourite colours ( according to my son anyway).
Obviously all girls love a bit of bling so added to the centres.

Hope happy birthday's had by all this weekend.
Happy crafting

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Good morning all
 A damp and drissly day here and the workmen are already up and at it building me a new fence...rather them than me not quite the weather I had hoped for!
So on to a bright and cheery card using the same colour combo and papers as the last few days.
This was a commission for a friend who needed a Welsh birthday greeting with the template as...jut pretty! I think I lived up to that :-)
Simple layout and just added a little bit of subtle shimmer to the birthday cake.

 I hope Eva Grace likes it as much as my friend's mum did.
Happy crafting
Karyn x 

Friday, 19 June 2015

Good morning
Friday again the week has flown by in a flash and yet another busy weekend with having a new fence, fathers day and kid's parties and so on...
Anyway today I want to show you a gorgeous little gift bag I made at Jems training last weekend using the fantastic gift bag punch board...cant wait for mine to arrive now!!
Lovely gift in itself if you ask me...products are the lovely pretty petals again I hear you say but they are soooo lovely, calypso coral and very vanilla cardstock, metal rimmed pearls - so cute plus the mint macaron lace trim.
I am definitely going to be making more of these once my board arrives.
Have a happy Friday everyone
happy crafting
Karyn x

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Hello crafters
I have fallen in love with these gorgeous papers from the pretty petals paper DSP stack and this pretty card shows them off to perfection.
Calypso coral along with the new mint macaron and the cute little birthday cake and sentiment is from the endless birthday wishes stamp set.
I added a little bit of the paper to the cake and topped the candles with pearls :0)

That's all from me for today have tons to do!
Happy crafting
Karyn x

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Morning crafters
Had a request from a friend for a Congrats on passing your driving test card and immediately thought of the cutest little bubble car for the front...this is what I came up with!!
Simple and sweet!!
All I used was circle punches and cut them to make my car and added a 'ripped up' L plate.

Have a good day
Happy crafting
Karyn x

Monday, 15 June 2015

Monday already...things been busy all week for us here but always find a little time to play :0)
I made this quick card at training over the weekend...just perfect for a coffee, cake and card class and adore Mint Macaron from the new in colour family.
The stamp set is the lovely endless birthday wishes - love it! and used the gorgeous pretty petals dsp stack.
How cute is that...quick easy and very pretty!!
Happy crafting
Karyn x

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Good Morning all
I had meant to schedule this post yesterday as I was training with the fabulous Julie's Jem's in Pudsey but it totally slipped my mind in my effort to get organised so I am sharing my swaps with you today.
I had the idea from the garden wall from my parents house has the cutest little flowers growing on it and now we have the fab brick wall effect embossing folder had to use it!!
I embossed the Kraft bags and the hostess set Floral Wings. I stamped the leaves on randomly and added a so saffron itty bitty flower punch with pearl centre.
Inside the bag was a simple card using the same stamp set and dash of gorgeous grunge.

You can see the great effect of the emboss folder better here I know I will using this a lot!!

That's me for today I will be back with more makes from the day :0)
Off to craft now!!
Happy crafting

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Morning all
Wow I an not believe it's Thursday already it has been such a busy week and my plans for tonight involve crafting...making swaps for a training day on Saturday to be precise so pop back to see my offerings at the weekend.
On to today I love this set and could not wait to have a go with it and a quick make for a friend was on the cards so voila...
I used Build a birthday with some bright colours and added some itty bitty flowers that I stamped with the animal print heart from Groovy love - the recipient loves animal print so very apt :0)
Colours include calypso coral, pool party, crushed curry, cucumber crush and Bermuda bay.
All as always topped with a bit of bling...I would be lost without my gems lol!!

Well wishing you all a good day
Happy crafting

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Saturday, 6 June 2015

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Happy crafting
Karyn x

Friday, 5 June 2015

Hello all
Its Friday!! roll on the weekend andit feels like I have so much on with one family meal tonight and a belated work Christmas party tomorrow and gardening sunday...where will I fit in crafting??
Don't worry am sure I ill find some spare time or rather make time to play with some more new goodies so keep watching :0)
Today its my mum's birthday and here is the card I made for her using a fab new hostess set called a whole lot of lovely - just perfect for my mum!!

Combo of soft sky, Bermuda bay, island indigo, sahara sand and so saffron and simple design accented with flowers and gems

I also made a gift box using the sadly now retired deco window boxes - love these- for the jewellery we bought for her present which I decorated to match  the card.

Here they are together
Happy Birthday Mum Love you xx

Happy crafting
karyn x