Monday, 18 April 2011

Craft Fair

Good Morning!

i thought it was about time i posted something, i have loads of pics of cards that i've done recently but i just haven't loaded them on to the computer yet, hopefully the forthcoming long weekend will give me the opportunity!

So for now it's just a short post about the craft fair i did on Saturday, the pic below isn't great as i had to take it with my phone because in my fluster i forgot my proper camera.

i'd been invited for a meal to Northcote Manor (in Lancashire - run by Nigel Haworth who some of you may have seen on the Great British Menu - i love that programme) but couldn't go because i'd already booked and paid for a table at the craft fair, well... i spent the first couple of hours wishing i'd gone for the meal instead, our table seemed to get completely bypassed i was so disheartened! luckily the table only cost £10 (originally £12 but a friend gave me £2 for a small section) so i thought it wouldn't be too bad if i didn't make any money. Luckily though it seemed to pick up a little after lunch and by the end of the day i had made £17, it doesn't sound like much but i was chuffed that i'd made the money back for the table and the extra £7 was a bonus, but even better than that i then tripled my takings (to £21) because my OH's brother and girlfriend were visiting on their way back from the Lakes and she bought £14 worth of cards!!!!

Goodness, so much for the short post!!!!

Happy crafting
Karen xxx

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Some older cards

i have been meaning to put these up for ages, some calendars i made for friends who didn't actually receive them til February (ooops)...

a commissioned mother's day card...

and my first card made with these delicious Stampin' Up stamps...

thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011


Well i've decided to take the plunge and enter some challenges. I'm starting off with one card and entering it into 2 challenges.

the first challenge is 'The Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge' and the theme is Favourite colour combination and obviously mine is pink and green, i think the colours work so well together and i think that the particular colours i have used are fresh and very 'Spring'.

The second Challenge is 'Passion for Promarkers' and the theme for this is 'In the Garden' so i've used one of my favourite Magnolia images - Tilda and Ladybug - i've used flowery papers, punched butterflies, paper roses and a rose charm.

for this card i have used:
Paper - My Mind's Eye, Card - Core'dinations, Ribbon - from stash, Butterflies - Martha stewart Bborder punch, image - Magnolia, flowers - papermania, charm - ebay and the image was coloured with promarkers.

thanks for looking xx

Monday, 21 March 2011

Productive Day

Well i did it, i finished 4 more cards for my brothers birthday, i'm seriously 'male carded out' now though let's hope noone else asks me for a card for him because they are likely to get something pink and flowery! Anyway in addition to the ship card in my previous post here are my offerings:

Right then, on with the invitations... *sigh*


Sunday, 20 March 2011

Busy Weekend!

Good afternoon everyone!!!!

well i've had an extrmely productive weekend so far! i've finally assembled all the components for the commissioned wedding invites i'm making so they just need to be put together and the inserts printing and i'm done!

The spec for the invites was burgundy, scotty dogs and wedding rings, so i knocked up a sample for the bride to be and she loved it, YAY! Here's where i'm up to so far:-

Also my brother's birthday is on Thursday so i have to make 5 cards for him (from me, my little bro, mum & dad, sis-in-law and neice). i find men's card difficult at the best of times but when i have to make 5 at once and for the same person it's really easy to run out of inspiration! Anyway i've managed to knock up one so far. this one is from me:-

Right, best crack on so many cards so little time! Enjoy what's left of the weekend!


Monday, 14 March 2011

Angela's Fantastic Candy offer

HI Everyone!

looks like i've broken my New Years Resolution to post more on my blog. i keep meaning to upload my projects but i'm terrible and keep forgetting plus i'm rubbish at taking photos!

Any way...

... Please check out this gorgeous blog - Angelwood, beautiful cards, plus Angela has fantastic Candy on offer until 18th April. While you are over at Angelwood you must check out Elena's blog, Elena is Angela's 12 year old daughter and she is an extremely talented young lady, in fact i'm quite jealous as i'm over twice her age and not half as good at crafting!

Have a Fantastically crafty day

Karen xx

Friday, 18 February 2011

My First Blog Award!

I received this award today from the lovely Fae at

it's my first ever award so thanks very much Fae!

This award, is aimed at bringing unknown good blogs to light and in accepting the award I have had to agree to the following conditions:

1. You have been tagged, do you want to accept? Yes, thanks again!
2. Then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo. Done, ta
3. Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept. I accept!
4. Choose 3-5 of your favorite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.

As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, please don't tag somebody who already has a ton of followers.... Here is a list of my chosen three:-

1. - for all her gorgeous cards
2. - for the great inspiration
3. - for her lovely creations (and the digi stamp :-D)

Pop on over and visit these blogs to see what they have received this award for and don't forget Fae's blog at the top, who I thank once more for giving me the bog award in the first place.

Karen :-D

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

More Calendars

2 posts in a week i sure hope i can keep this up :-D

anyway i've been busy busy busy with the easel calendars and have made 2 more, i still have 2 to make but i have had to put them on hold because my S-I-L is due on friday (7th) so i'm busy making baby cards, however as they decided not to find out the sex i'm having to make 2 of each card :-D

back to the calendars, i have put pics below includng pics of the 2 calendars i'd already made but couldn't upload until today.

Monday, 3 January 2011

New Year's Resolutions

So, amongst the usual new year's resolutions of weight loss and more exercise i have decided to start paying more attention to my blog as i have neglected it for a few months.

I've not only neglected the blog but also crafting as i've had some work done to the house and spent all of November sitting on camping chairs it would have been nice to escape to the craft room, however as my craft room is in an uninsulated drafty loft it wasn't the best place to spend time in during the past few freezing months :-D. So now i'm in my brand new beautifully decorated living room, surrounded my crafty bits and pieces trying to make up for my lack of dedication.

I've been seeing alot of easel calendars on the Docrafts forum so i decided to have a go at them myself, i've made 4 so far, however i can only show you 2 of them at the moment as i haven't got the lead for my new (well old and borrowed) camera.