Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Challenge 4 on Karens Doodles

Good Morning Ladies,

I hope you are all well. By the time you read this I will be in Egypt woop woop. Me and my Husband are celebrating our first wedding anniversary back at the hotel we whent to on our honeymoon.

Any how you are here to see the details for Karens Doodels UK challenge blog. Ok so this week the challenge is a photo inspiration. This week we would like to see you make a card, getting inspiration from the image below;

Here is the card I made for this challenge, we will be giving this to our friends who are looking after our cats whilst we are on holiday, I couldn't think of a more perfect image could you? She is called princess kitty and you can buy her here

Now don't forget there are some AWSOME prizes up for grabs so hop on over to the challenge bloG to read more about it and check out the prizes. This challenge is a joint challenge with the other Karens Doodles challenge blogs around the world so don't miss out on the fun. 

You can join in HERE
And buy any of Karens gorgeous images HERE

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Karens doodles challenge 3

Good Morning ladies I hope you are all well this wonderful morning. It is time for a new challenge over at Karens Doodles we have a sketch for you this week I hope you will be able to join us there are some fab prizes to be won. 

Here is the card I made using the sketch, the papers are from My minds eye bloom and grow collection. I coloured the image with copic markers these are listed below. If you would like this image it is part of the Herbert turtle birthday set you can buy him seperatly with the cake or as a set with a cupcake on and lots of different candles etc. it is brilliant. You can put different amounts of candles on depending on the age of the person you are making the card for or just have it as a normal candle like the one below or with non at all if you prefer.

The sentiment was stamped using my Papermania sentiments stamp and mounted on to green card to match the papers. 

Copics used
Cake - YR02,YR04,YR07
Candle - Y15, Y17
Turtle - YG63, YG67, E33, E35
Hat - B97, B95, BG05, BGO1
Flowers - R59, R46, R37
Grass - G17, G07, G05, E35

So you know what the challenge is and you have seen my card now lets see what the prizes are; 

1st Place - 3 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
3rd Place - 1 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
I am entering this card in to the following challenges; 
Charisma Cards - Something for the Kids
Bee Crafty - Spring
Cupcake Crafts - food and drink

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Wedding Anniversary Card

Good Afternoon Ladies, I hope you have all had a wonderful Saturday, we had my brother and his fiancee over this afternoon which was nice. Just need to get on with some cards now :) This is my second post for today so be sur to pop down and see my other one :)  I made this card last night to give to our Friends Tim and Michelle for their first wedding anniversary. We met them in Egypt last year when we were on honeymoon, they were also on their honeymoon. We are going back to the same place with them this year on the 26th March to celebrate both of our first wedding anniversarys, can't wait.
I have primarily made this card to enter in to the Totally Stampelicious guest designer challenge. I did however follow the sketch on Truly scrumptious which is shown below;

I used an image from the greeting farm that I received in a swap a while ago, isn't it beautiful. I coloured the image with copics to match the colours that Tim and Michelle wore on their wedding day,

The papers are basic grays cupcake collection mounted on to some plain blue paper. The ribbon i bought from Malaysia on Ebay. and the flowers were in my stash :) think I am going to have to make a box envelope for this one.

Copic colours
B00, B02, B05 - All blue areas
Suit - W3, W5, W7, C3, C5, C7
Hair - E35, E37, E29, E47
Skin - E00, E21

I am entering this card in to the following challenges; 
Cute card Thursday - Anniversary
Copic Creations - Your favourite techniques (I have used the caucasian skin and the brown hair)

A Male 50th Birthday card

Good Morning Ladies I hope you are well today, I am knackered I have done a workout this morning followed by the house work and am now sat down with a nice cup of coffee and doing a spot of blog hopping whilst syncing my Ipod ready for holiday next week.
This card has been made for my father in law to send to his brother. He asked for a fishing themed card so I am pretty sure this fits the bill. The image is from Doodle Palace and has been coloured with copic markers, I have listed the colours below ( I am trying to remember each time but have been a bit rubbish recently).

I bought the papers at Sir Stamplaot they are by Kaisercraft and are double sided. The ribbon is from Quixotic paperie once again. 
I used the Friday sketchers sketch for this card and then realised that I had missed the date for posting it lol ah well never mind.

Copics used -E33, E35, E37 (Bag) 
 Boots - YG67, YG63
Hat - C3, C5, G17, G07
Fishing rod - E3F, E37, W5, W7

I am entering this card in to the following challenges;

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Karens Doodles Challenge 2

Good Morning ladies how are you all today? I hope you are well, fingers crossed you are reading this post at 10 am and no later otherwise it means my scheduled post hasn't worked.

This weeks challenge on Karens doodles is EASTER. There are sooo many gorgeous images over in the shop that you can use for this challenge.

This is the card I made for the challenge, I used the cute love at first bite image, coloured with copic markers. The papers are basic gray, I believe it is the cupcake collection :) I cut the flowers from matching DP using one of my punches and put some little gems in the centres.

So to enter the challenge hop on over to the challenge blog here and enter your card in for your chance to win..

I am also entering this card in to the Papertake weekly challenge for this week as I used their sketch.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Mothers day gifts

Good Evening Ladies I hope you are all well. Sorry I have been so bad at visiting everyones blogs revently, I have started in a new position at work and have been really busy so haven't had much time to log on.
I wanted to show you these two boxes I made for my mum and Karls mum for mothers day, I made some white chocolate and cranberry fudge to put in them and also added some roses chocolates :)

This is the first one, they were both made using the 'for keep sake' box by Lauren Meader, I love her templates they are so easy to work with and go so well with the score pal too. The papers were given to me by a friend aren't they beautiful. I won the flowers on the card in a blog candy and the other ones are from my stash. The sentiment is computer generated.

This is the second box, using the same paper just a slightly different colour. I have shown this one with the card inside the box. I made it to fit just inside the front window. The image below shows the other side of the box. You can see the fudge and chocolates inside, I put these inside a clear bag (the ones you use to put cards in).

I am entering these in to the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which has a theme of 'anything goes' and also the Cupcake craft challenge where the them is Flower power.

I hope all of the mothers reading this have a wonderful mothers day tommorrow xx hugs to you all xx

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Karens Doodles United Kingdom Our FIRST Challenge

Good Morning Ladies I hope you are well I am really excited, today is the first challenge for Karens Doodles United Kingdom Challenge blog. We have some incredible prizes up for grabs - yes I said Prizes! The first Prize is a digi image that YOU design and name how cool is that!!!

The challenge this week is to use your favorite  image

If you don't have one yet what are you waiting for you can find them HERE there are also some freebies if you are a member of Paper Craft Planet and SNR Card Universe .So If you are new to digi stamps what better a place to start.

Here are the prizes
1st Place - 1 digi stamp that YOU can design and get to name
and 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
3rd Place - 1 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles

This is the card I made using the image A friend in need, isn't this just perfect :)

The papers were a free digital download. I colured the image with Copic markers. I am not sure who the ribbon is by it was given to me by Steph from Stamping and Sharing. 

The gems were actually meant for nail art but I think they matched the paper colours perfectly :)

So what are you waiting for hop on over to the challenge blog and enter to win some of these cuties for yourselves, and don't forget to become a follower so you don't miss any of the future challenges. We will have a challenge every Wednesday. 

I am also entering this card in to Sketch Saturday

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Doodle Palace sneak peak

 This is my second post for today please scroll down to see some exciting news

Good Evening Ladies I hope you are all well. Well it is Tuesday and it is time for another Doodle Palace sneak peak. I really enjoyed using this image just perfect for a boys card.


The papers are form basic Grey, I swear one thing I could not be without is basic grey papers I LOVE them. I have wrapped some twine around the card, I think this works better than ribbon on male cards. The image is coloured with copic markers and can be bought HERE   from tomorrow.

I am entering this card in to 'Our creative corner' this week

Karens doodles challenge goes live tommorrow at 10 am drop by the shop for the grand opening SALE

So are all you Doodledivas ready for our first challenge tomorrow! Our Design Team have created some fabulous inspiration for you for our Challenge going live so please come back here and all will be revealed tomorrow at 10 am!!

Also, Karen is having a Sale over at KAREN DOODLES ONLINE SHOP in celebration of our Challenge Blogs openings this week, so do pop along and buy some of her fantastic images in readiness for the challenges, she has a great offer on :)

The challenge rules are listed on the right sidebar  of each blog. To enter the Challenge, you MUST use a Karen's Doodles image. If you belong to our Paper Craft Planet group, you can also pick up a freebie image to use. Please read the rules and follow them closely.
For our first Grand Opening Challenges, we have a BONUS PRIZE  for the 1st place winner. All winners will be chosen by

  • 1st Place Winner- 1 digi stamp that you design and get to name and 2 digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
  • 2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
  • 3rd Place - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A New card for you :)

Good Morning Ladies, I hope you are all well. I have a new card to show you today that I am particularly pleased with, you know when you have finished a card and you like it so much you don't want to give it away, well this was one of those for me. I used greens which is very 'out of the box' for me as I usually only use them for grass. I followed the sketch on 'Sunday Sketch and Stamp' this week which is shown below.


To make this card I used free digital papers which I printed on a laser printer as this gives a better wuality print in my mind. The image is one of the new 'twisted tea party' line from the Greeting farm. isn't she just brilliant, I really enjoyed colouring her last night, my happiness didn't even dicapate when i realised I had coloured her eye in using E00, i simply used my clear blender to remove the colour in that area :) 


I used some black Raffia lace which I bough once again from the Quicotic paperie with super fast delivery. The lime green ribbon was bought on Ebay as part of a bundle and i think this is the first time I have used it but it goes so well. I coloured my image with copics but stupidly forgot to write the colours down, I will have a look tonight and add it on then. 
The sentiment is a stamp from my woodware sentiments set. 

I am entering this card in to the following challenges; 

Cupcake craft Challenge - Round and round
Creative Card Crew - Celebrations
The pink elephant - Add Green to your colour combo
Cute card Thursday - Ribbon tastic
Copic creations - A wee bit 'o' green

Monday, March 1, 2010


Hello ladies, I have some huuuuuuge news for you, I have been chosen to be on Karens Doodles Design team. I am so excited, our first challenge goes live on the 10th March so keep your eyes open for that. I can't wait to show you some of the gorgeous images Karens has drawn, they are stunning. If you would like to visit the challenge blog please do THIS is the link for the UK blog, become a follower if you like that way you wont miss the first challenge.

If you would like to buy any of Karens images you can find them HERE

There are also challenge blogs for The US, Scandanavia and the Netherlands.

Here is a list of the DT members on the UK challenge blog that I will be working with, be sure to pop over and send them some love.

Anne DT Leader
Elaine DT Leader

Finally my June calendar page

Good Evening Ladies I hope you are all well. I was pretty chuffed last night when I finally made my June calendar page. I had already made July and August just not June so I couldn't add them to my calendar. I used a sketch on Sweet Sketch Wednesday, I haven't entered this challenge before so this is a first for me :) I really enjoyed the sketch, this is shown below; 

I used an image from THIS page, there are loads of colouring pages on here, I was directed to them from Lindas blog I just love them. The papers are DCVW I got them in my Goody bag at Stephs make and take just before Christmas aren't they beautiful. 

The image is coloured with copic markers as usual the colours I used are listed below; 

Pinks -RV02, RV04, RV06, R32, 
Purples - BV00, BV02, V04, V06
Light for lamp - Y17
Book - E33, E35
Hair - E29, E37, E35

I am entering this card in to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week.