Sunday, 30 October 2011

Happy Halloween

I love this Mummy from Just Inklined.

Easy peasy to colour in ... I used Promarkers Ice Grey 1, 3 and 5.
The fantastic backing paper is from Bearly Mine Designs ... thank you Donna :)

Happy Halloween everybody xx

Tatty Teddy 40th Birthday

Here's the second commissioned birthday card, this time using the delightful Tatty Teddy.

Another fabulous CD I can see getting used a lot. It makes life so much simpler when you've got images and backing paper to match all in one place!! lol
Hope you're all enjoying your weekend whatever you're doing xx

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Forever Friends Anniversary

One of the many commissioned cards I have to make before the end of next week!!!
One day I will learn to say NO! lol

I used the fabulous Forever Friends CD which has got the most gorgeous images, papers, embellishments etc. and I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it :)

Have a nice weekend and I'll be back tomorrow with another teddy card xx

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Christmas Roses

These gorgeous Christmas Roses from Just Inklined were coloured with Promarkers and mounted onto a centre step card.

Wasn't sure what colour Christmas Roses are supposed to be so I coloured them in to match my backing paper!!! lol

See you soon xx

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


When I first saw this Scarecrow from Just Inklined I couldn't wait to get him coloured in and made up.

Coloured with Promarkers as usual and the fantastic backing paper is from Bearly Mine Designs. Thank you Donna :)

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Making Halloween Cards Challenge
Challenge Up Your Life
The Scrapbooking Queen
Freshly Brewed Challenges
ABC DT Challenge

See you soon xx

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Samantha's birthday

I made this matching card and money wallet for Samantha's birthday last week.

I used elements from the die cut decoupage sheets and also from the CD which is absolutely fabulous. It made such a nice change from colouring in too.

See you soon xx

Monday, 17 October 2011

Swimming for Katie

From October 10th-12th some of the best stampers joined together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling inoperable gastric cancer. If you're not familiar with her, Katie's cancer story started just before Christmas last year. This young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant mother of 3 with her infectious smile was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, virtually overnight. A few tummy aches and then stage 4 gastric cancer. Her first post about it is here. The idea of "Swimming for Katie" came from her recent post here.

This exclusive stamp used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digis or a dig and SVG cut file. 100% of the profits go to Katie's fund to help her and her young family. Her husband Kevin and her three young children need our help and support. In addition to the Keep Swimming Octopus, Marianne Walker and True =D Doodle Designs both also donated digis that are for sale. Direct donations are also being accepted. Information central is HERE. This is a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current information as well as the donation button.

Here are all the items for sale.

I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation. Myself and several other stamping friends are holding a mini blog hop to keep the fundraising in the public eye for as long as possible. The following is a list of everyone who has projects posted today. I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate.

This is a blog hop so be sure to follow it in the correct order. You should have arrived here from Julie and from here you need to hop over to Lori. The start of the hop is here with Mina.

Karen (that's me)

Thank you :)

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


I thought I'd better get my finger out and make a card seeing as I haven't made one in over a week!!! You know when sometimes you just can't be a***d .. well that's what it's been like this past week or so!

I love these pumpkins from Just Inklined and I teamed it up with this gorgeous paper from Bearly Mine Designs. The sentiment is computer generated and the little spider is one of about 1,000 I bought a couple of Halloween's ago.

Coloured with Promarkers and the colours I used are: Burnt Orange, Pumpkin and Amber.

Right I'm off, but hopefully I'll find my mojo and be back again sometime this week .. but don't hold your breath!! lol

Monday, 3 October 2011

Just Inklined to Hop - Colours of Fall

Hi and welcome to this months Just Inklined Blog Hop. Our host this month is Cathy and her theme choice is "Colours of Fall" e.g. oranges, golds, yellows, browns etc.

For my centre step card I used the fabulous Wedding Bouquet which I coloured with Promarkers.

Now just to make this hop a little more interesting, there are two hidden spot prizes on two of the design teams blogs. We're not letting you know on whose blogs the prizes can be found, but if you leave a comment on each blog and your name is chosen from one of the winning blogs, then you win the digi image showcased on the card on that particular blog.

If you're following the hop in the right order you should have arrived here from Toni and from here you need to go back to the very beginning of the hop to Cathy.

In case you get lost here's the hop in the correct order. Enjoy!!

Karen (that's me!)