Thursday, 16 September 2010

Blog candy

This is the link to enter in this blog candy give away,arent they so cute love love love them.This giveaway is open until the 30th September so hurry pop over to Paper,Ink,Colour and enter the giveaway.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

New Lilyboo Halloween images.

Ooooooooo arent they just the cutest halloween characters you have seen. :) These cute images are from just click on Lilyboo and these great little images pop up here .
I used my cricut machine to add the little details like the spider and bats.and the greetings.
So pop over to Cuddly Buddly and get these cute little images for only 99p each and make some spooooktacular creations lol.
Hope you like
Karen x x x x

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Passion for ProMarkers challenge.

Heres my first creation for Passion for Promarkers challenge ,this weeks challenge is to follow a sketch.I used one of my new Magnolia summer stamps shes so cute.Of course coloured her with Promarker pens and highlighted with good old sakura white gel pen.
I love easel cards so seem to be making alot of them lately,I used some paper from my bits and bobs box so I havent got a clue what paper it is sorry :(.
The shells and rope stamps are also from the new Magnolia summer stamp set,I stamped the shells and then embossed them to make them look more 3d and then stuck them down with 3d pads.Oh and also the sentiment is from the new magnolia stamp set.I really like this card think Im off to crafting shed today to make some more.
Please pop over to to see the DT great creations with this sketch and the great prize you can win this week its a £10 voucher for Joanna Sheen.
Hope you like.
Karen x x x x x

Monday, 2 August 2010

New Lily-boo August challenge

Hi everyone,well its a new month so that means a new challenge on Lily-bootoo this month the challenge is "ANYTHING GOES" but the rule is you MUST use a lily-boo image.
I got this image here hes called Football fan and hes one of Lilyboos lovely new decoupage sets.Im making this for my son Robson 14th birthday later this month hope he like it.
If you dont have any Lily-boo images pop over to Cuddly Buddlys where you can buy them for only 99p each or if you like you can visit the freebie section and download a fab freebie.
So what you waiting for go get your Lily-boo images and join in with this fab challenge and you never know you might end up winning another fab Lily-boo image.
Karen x x x x x x

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Get Funky challenge July "Something New"

Heres what I made for this months challenge at .I used a Lily-boo image from here I used the wedding couple on page 2 of the feebies at which represents start of a new life together . I used the dreams come true cd rom for the backing papers,you cant really see but the front of the card is folded in half and then the image is overlapping,I coloured the image with promarker pens oo and yeah I printed the backing papers on some lovely ice pearlecent paper so it shimmers pretty :) Hope you like.
Karen x x x x

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Polkadoodles Challenge "Stamp Away" take 2

Well I have made another milk carton because I didnt read the rules propally at ,I didnt see that you had to stamp your own background and not use designed ones evn ones by polkadoodles.So I made this one instead.I used my brand new magnolia stamps arent they cute I love the mermaid shes so pretty.I coloured using pro marker pens and added lots of glitter and accented the bubbles with the glossy accent.The label is from the Meeshelle set and the little flower is as well.Hope this one qualifys for this weeks challenge as the last one didnt.Hope you like.
Karen x x x x

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Sir Stampalot July challenge

This months challenge at is Lazy days of Summer.I used a Lilyboo image from here .I made a easel card and coloured the image with pro marker pens.I used DCWV pocket full of poises stack and some yellow card from my stash.The letters and peel offs are from Dandelion and daisy set from QVC.Then I did the usual doodling and highlighting.
Hope you like.
Karen x x x

Polkadoodles challenge "Stamp Away"

Heres my entry for this weeks challenge at .This week the challenge envolves stamping,so I have used the meeshelle stamp set of the cute polkadoodles fairies and made a milk carton with the Paper boutique cd rom which you can get here .I stamped the butterflies and coloured with pro marker pens then I painted over the top of the colours with glitter glue.This has made them alot more hardy and hopefully wont rip off the carton so easily.The small butterflies I just coloured in and glued on to the carton.
Sorry about the mess on the table,the wind was blowing,shadows from the umbrella were being a pain and the batteries were not at full power so were flashing at me so the mess on the table was the least of my troubles lol :).
Hope you like.
Karen x x x

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Polkadoodles Paper Boutique CD rom

Well I dont post anything in a week or two and then post twice in one day. :p
I made these cards using the cd rom I won on a polkadoodle challenge a couple of months ago.Its called paper boutique and its a lovely cd that you can make 3d cards.I made the monkey for my nephew from his nanny for his 5th birthday later this month,and the car card was for my mil friends nephew but hes a bit older than my nephew (i think hes in his 30's).The monkey one is 3d on the back as well he was such fun to make funny little monkey!!! The car one I just 3d the front of the car and then put it on a 6" square card was so simple and was perfect apparently mil friend said :) Made a lovley blue envelope to match as I dont have any 6" envelopes but good old scor pal was there to save the day.Hope you like.
Karen x x x x

A couple of Lily-boo cards

Hi everyone so sorry I havent posted on my blog for a while but I have been enjoying the sunshine and also painting and tidying my boys bedroom which is a bit of a task on its own :).I went to the craft shop yesterday and the had pro-markers on special so.......but they were calling my name.I love them the bullet tip is so much easier to use than the small tip on copic pens so really happy with them.I made a couple of cards for my Lily-boo DT duties which is soooooo much fun love looking throught all the images on Cuddly Buddly there are loads and there are even decoupage Lily-boos and backing papers to match...oh oh oh and stamps they look so cute so pop over there and see what pops into your basket. :)This image was made using the Sandcastle girlie she will be avaliable in the feebie section here at Cuddly Buddly.She isnt there at the moment but she soon will be .I made this easel card with DCWV blossom and butterflies paper stack and cut out some bucket and spades with my cricut using the "LIfes a beach"cart and coloured them in.

This card is for my nephew who will be 5 later this month.I used the "Pirate booty" Lily-boo image which you can get here I found the skull and cross bone backing paper on-line and the skulls and treasure cests I cut using again "LIfes a beach" cart.Hope you like.
Karen x x x x

Thursday, 1 July 2010

New Lily-boo too challenge

Well its the 1st of the month so it means new Lily-boo too challenge This monthe challenge is "Summer" and also now you have to use a Lily-boo digi image but dony worry you can get them at Cuddly Buddly and they are only 99p each of there are 90 freebies at Cuddly Buddly freebies . So dont delay pop over to Lily-bootoo and see what the DT have made for this challenge,good luck with the challenge.
The images I used are now "retired" but I couldnt resist to use the lovely ice-cream images.I flocked them to make them feel all soft and added beads and bling to make it look like the lovley toppings that you have on your ice-creams.Hope you like.
Karen x x x x

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Thank you card

Hi everyone just thought I would show you the cute thank you card I made for a friend.She very kindly took my son with her to Devon for the weekend.I used a cute Lily boo image called Lady-bug on daisy,you can get the image by clicking on the link I used my one and only Martha stewart punch again,figuring out how to get it nearly perfect :) .I coloured the image with Whisper pens and added some sparkle with some glitter glue.Hope you like.

Karen x x x x

Paper Piecing

Hi everyone,heres some little teddies I have been making using sets.These are from the Summer bears set but I also have the Happy birthday bears and at the moment if you spend over $25 you get 50% discount what a BARGAIN!!!!
Have a great day.
Karen x x x x

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Lily-boos has moved to Cuddly Buddly

Morning everyone,

Just a quick note to tell you that Lily-boos has moved to the Cuddly Buddly crafts website and at that moment there is some freebies over there,well there is ALOT of freebies over there.

this is where the lily-boo freebies are,pop over and have a look. this is the link to Cuddly buddly so pop over there and look at all the great craft supplies you can get and lots and lots of digi stamps :)

Have a great day.

Karen x x x x

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Meljens Challenge 11-Sparkle,Glitter and Bling

Heres my card for this weeks challenge at I used a freebie from here,this cute little teddy.I coloured him with copic pens and then added some glitter to the red hearts and then stickled some of the flowers as well,then sakura stardust the leaves and stems.I then used my new Martha Stewart punch for the sparkling mirri board then I added some cute little gem stones to the middle of the flowers for the bling. :)
This is a thank you card for a friend who took my son away with them to Devon last weekend to a activity centre,he loved it and still natters non-stop about it still now.Hope you like.
Karen x x x x

Polkadoodles Week 23 challenge-Nursery Rhymes

Heres my card for this weeks challenge.I have made a easel card using a Lily boo image for fathers day.The nursey rhyme I thought off was " 1,2,3,4,5, Once I caught a fish alive" I think this is the name of it :)
I used some backing papers off of paper boutique cd rom and the sentiments are from the freebie the other week.This image is from the "Boys circle " set at they are in the middle of a move at the moment so be patient but Im sure theres some new links on there.I coloured the image using copic pens and also my neglected whisper pens :( .
I finished it off by glossy accenting the water and fish so they look all wet.So pop over to and see what the very talented DT have created for this challenge.Hope you like.
Karen x x x x

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Sir stamp alot June challenge and CB UK challenge

Heres another creation I made today,this one is for Uk cricut messageboard and my first time at .The challenge on the Cricut MB was to use the invitation cut from Wild card cart and for the sirstampalot challenge was to use a punch.

I cut the invitation card in a lovely pale green card and used some new paper I got in do crafts goodie bag.It has a bit of glitter added to each spot.I then punched down each side of it with my pretty flower punch from readicut.

I cut the butterfly from Serenade cart and then cut the layer of it with some pretty crafters companion paper.I added a butterfly peel off border and some pretty ittle gems on the butterflies wings.Then I added the usual inking and doodling to finish it off.Hope you like.

Karen x x x x
PS so sorry but the piccy decided to turn it self on its side and I couldnt work out how to turn it around so just put ya head to the left and it looks ok lol. x x x x

Polkadoodle Week 22 challenge and Funky hand June challenge

Heres my creation for a couple of challenges.I have entered it into Polkadoodle challenge week 22=Modern/Retro Anniversary and Get Funkys challenge for June=Pink,brown and cream.
I used the pretty icecream coloured papers from Dreams come true cd rom from and the big heart is a digi stamp off of the same cd rom.I then stamped out the pretty little flowers from a stamp set from its one of the cute little fairy sets I have the meechelle set which also has a beautiful butterfly on it.The pretty pink butterfly is from a do craft goodie bag and it feels like felt so then I just added a peel off sentiment.This easel card will be for my dad and step-mums wedding anniversary on the 1st of July.So pop over to and and see what the very talented dt have created.Hope you like.
Karen x x x x x

Friday, 4 June 2010

Lily-boos blog candy

Hi everyone,

Just thought I would tell you all about this great blog candy giveaway over on all you have to do is pop over there and decide what are your favourite two sets of Lily-boos digis,then leave a comment on the challenge blog of what your favs are and tadaaa your in with a chance of winning your 2 fav digi sets its that easy.All the links are on the left handside and all the sets are there as well all you have to do is scroll down the page.Good luck everyone.
Karen x x x x

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Cute challenge card

Hi Everyone lovely sunny day here so I have been down in my craft shed creating.I won a cd-rom and a set of stamps from a Polkadoodle challenge so have been using them today.This card is for two challenges: which this week is Sew and Sew which you have to put some sort of sewing on your creation wherther its fake made with your pen or real with your sewing machine or even a stamp.And the other challenge is this is my first time entering one of their challenges and this week you have to use dry embossing on your card.
So.....the image I got from meljens its one of their freebies,isnt he sooooo cute and also he looks like he's sewn so it fits into the polkadoodle challenge even better.I coloured him with whisper pens,the background papers are from paper boutique cd-rom from polkadoodles.I faked my stitching on my card as I really dont know how to use sewing machines.I embossed the background paper with divine swirls and the little yellow strip I used the polkadots embossing folder.Well Im off to enjoy the sunshine and watch the kids in the pool.Hope you like.
Karen x x x x

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Polkadoodle challeng-Dimension and Texture.

Heres my entry for this weeks challenge at .You had to use a freebie download which was really nice will make great male cards and add dimension and texture to your entry.
I used the the daddy teddy from the Ted set at .I coloured him with copic pens to match the lovely colours on the polkadoodle freebie set.I love easel cards and they add great dimension to the card and also I popped daddy ted on some foam pads to make him stand out even more.I also cut out the extra borders you get in the set and added them after to give some extra stripes.Hope ya like.
Karen x x x x

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

My Craft Shed

Heres my desks and my big comfy chair and my crafting suff,my beloved Cricut and Scor Pal.Didnt notice but my cutting mat needs a good scrub.
I even got new carpet for it!!! And a lick of bright sunshine yellow paint.Still got to sort stuff out and put hooks on the wall.

This was a cheap bopok shelf but in stead of putting it higher up on the wall I put it lower so I can put heavier stuff on it .You can just see a few of the other bits I have to share my shed with,the lawnmower,chipper,Tonys tools,the gazebo.

Heres what the shed looks like from outside,the door is newly built by Tony because I didnt trust the old door which was falling apart.

Heres the view of the garden from my craft shed and of course the dog Diesel,hes already inspected the shed and likes sitting in there when it was raining over the weekend.
Well thats my new pride and joy,I can make as much mess as I like and can just shut the door,Unlike when I crafted in my bedroom.
Karen x x x x x

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Pirate card

Heres a cute card I made today using one of the new sets from he from the pirate set.I coloured him using copic pens,the papers are mainly from CD rom dreams come true,also theres a little of DCWV far east stack in there as well.I used some peel offs for the sentiment and a bit of mirri card and hes done.Hope ya like.
Karen x x x x

Sunday, 2 May 2010

More new sets at Lily-boos

Heres a couple of cards I made today using some of the new sets at I used a cute new angel from the new "Angel "set.I coloured her in sakura stardust pens so she sparkles,and cut a few little birds from the serenade cart.This was for the challenge at Cricut MB which was to use anything with wings.
The pirate one is my fav from the "Pirate" set at Lily-boos boutique.I coloured them watercolouring for a change and then made it into a spring card so he boings around.Hope you like.
Karen x x x x

Saturday, 1 May 2010

New set at Lily-boos boutique

Heres a creation using one of the many new sets at .This is from the "Best Friends Forever" set.I made a easel card,I cut friends out using my Cricut but I cant remember which cart :( .
I coloured them using copic pens and the paper is DCWV retro stack.I love this image reminds me of my two girls,Paige who is very pink and girley and Taylor whos the tomboy and wouldnt be seen dead in pink.Hope ya like.
Karen x x x x

New Lily-Boo Too Challenge May"Shaped card"

Heres my shaped cards I made for the new challenge at I used a image from the new "dog "set at and used Mickey and friends cart to cut the bone shape out.
The second one is from the "cat "set and I used Serenade cart to cut out the cage shape.I coloured both images with copic pens and done lots of highlighting and doodling as usual.
Please pop over and see what the DT have made and go on give it a try make a shaped card its alot easier than you think especially if you have a Cricut its even easier.
Hope you like
Karen x x x x

Monday, 26 April 2010

Doggie card

Heres a card I made using the new digi set "Dogs" from I coloured him using copic pens.I think he has the most innocent expression on his face,like "it wasnt me" lol.The backing papers were from my scrap box so dont know the names and finished it off with a bit of stripey ribbon and lots of doodling around the edges as usual.Hope you like.
Karen x x x

Tag card

I made this tag card for a challenge on the Cricut MB.I used Plantin schollbook cart to make the tags and then joined them together with a little tab in the middle of each one.I used K&co papers I think (cant quite remember)The image is a pretty little garden one from ,its from the garden set.I coloured the image using copic pens and then I inked the edges and doodled all around.I made little pockets to put packets of flower seeds in and the wellies and lawnmower are peel offs on some pretty paper and then cut out.Hope you like.
Karen x x x x