Friday, 30 October 2015

Retired stamp sets for sale!

Hi, just a quick post to say I've a few retired Stampin' Up! stamp sets for sale if you're interested. See HERE.


Karen x

Monday, 26 October 2015

Colours and a sketch

Hi friends. Today I'd like to share a card I have made for a godly wee couple from our church who are moving house to another town and so, leaving our congregation too. We wanted to thank them for their faithfulness in the church so I made this card, using the appropriate sentiment from the "Endless Thanks" stamp set. I am entering this into THE PAPER PLAYERS sketch #268 and THE COLOUR TREE colour inspiration #21.

Thanks for popping by!

Karen x

Monday, 5 October 2015

Autumn colours, a card CASE and a Freshly Made sketch

Hi there, friends and followers. Today I have a couple of cards to share with you that I made for three challenges. Don't you just love the gorgeous autumn (or Fall, depending on whether you are UK or USA based!) colours at Colour Throwdown #362? They are warm, rich and comforting. Although in years gone by, I have struggled with the ending of the summer, with the prospect of a long, cold, hard winter ahead, this year I am being positive! I am actually looking forward to the crisp days of autumn with its beautiful colour scheme, followed by a winter of snuggling in fluffy jumpers and my warm Croc slippers (my children hate these!) with my little stove lit. Well, at least, that's how I feel at the minute. I'm trying not to even think about having to get out of a warm bed at 6.30 am on a December morning! I'll take each day as it comes and be thankful for whatever lies ahead!!

Anyway, here's the first card made for Colour Throwdown #362 and Case This Sketch #143

This second card was made for the sketch here at Freshly Made Sketches #206.

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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Watercolour Sympathy

Good afternoon, friends and followers! I don't know what the weather is like where you are today, but here in Northern Ireland it seems our summer has finally arrived! It is beautifully sunny and warm, just like a summer day. Long may it last!

Today I have a card I'd like to share with you that I made, not for a challenge this time, but just because I needed a sympathy card. I'm really enjoying doing some watercolouring at present and find that the Stampin' Up! Ink pads and Ink refills are perfect for this...and of course, everything still matches, colour-wise! I liked the single word sympathy that comes from the TIN OF CARDS stamp set.

I admit I'm not the best artist in the world, but I enjoy the shaded effect that watercolouring gives. I suppose the more I practise the better I should get...that's the plan anyway!!

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Saturday, 19 September 2015

Simple wedding card

Just popping in quickly with a simple card I made for a young couple who are getting married in October. I used the sketch over at Create with Connie and Mary CCMC373.

Here's the sketch...


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Monday, 14 September 2015

Back to card making!

Hi folks! I'm finally back to making some cards after a bit of a break over the summer. I've missed being able to sit and craft occasionally, but other things have taken priority. I haven't managed to do a challenge for such a long time but here I am with two sketch challenges and two colour challenges.

This card was done for the challenges at Just Add Ink and ColourQ# 307. I'd forgotten I even still had Bravo Burgundy cardstock from a long time ago!

JAI #279

This second card is for the challenges at Colour Me Striking #88 and Freshly Made Sketches #203

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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Wonderful Watercolours

Hello friends and followers! I'm here today with a card that I made for three challenges - a sketch, colours and a theme. It all tied in very nicely for me. I decided to use watercolours for this card as I love the soft effect you get as they blend so well. However, I'm not overly happy with the photograph as I couldn't get just the right lighting.


Perhaps you might get a chance to try out one or two of these challenges yourself!

Thanks for popping by today!