Monday, September 26

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - September Part 2

Hi Crafters
I am back today with the second part of the September Designer Challenge and this time it was me that could choose the theme and I chose  "INSPIRED BY"  with so much inspiration on the Designer Challenge Team you can not fail to look a others cards and think WOW  So I have chosen a few part of inspiration for my card this week.  It was hard to stop at just these parts.

Firstly I chose what type of card I wanted to make and I was INSPIRED by Karen Burnistons Tutorial for the STAGGERED ACCORDION card.  HERE is her post.  

And here is my card

As you can see I used a Halloween theme with this card

I was also Inspired by Kelly Booths Owl on one of her creations
HERE hers it  I love the way she styled it by cutting from
the paper she did and sponging around the edges
just gave it a ghostly glowing feel.

I was also inspired by Sandy's Fabulous clock creation, and although
I have not done it the same it certainly was the inspiration to use the clock again.

And lastly but not least I love the "Hills have eyes" on 
Karen Aikens card

Righto, here is a round up of what I used on this card :

All Karen Burniston Dies

Midnight the Bat
Poppy the Owl
Clock & Gears Set
Halloween Scene
Props 9 set
Fancy Label Accordion 
Halloween Charms Set

As usual items from Crafts U Love 
or Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I challenge YOU to have a go at this staggered Accordion.  It was a fun new way to use
your Accordion dies and was not hard either, just follow Karen's Youtube and you
will be all set.

Until next time.... and remember check out all my follow DT members on the LEFT
and Karen Burniston will be posting her INSPIRED BY on Tuesday.


Saturday, September 24

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C355 - Birthday

Its the last of Raquel's challenges and her one for us this week was to make a Birthday card for someone you love.

My card happens to be for a lovely lady called Karen who I work with who celebrated he 60 years young birthday the other week.   I decided I wanted to make the Karen Burniston Flower Pot Pot it Ups die set into a cake and I used the fence from the Pivot to make lots of candles and added some cute My Favourite things Hedgehogs to add a bit of fun.

Here is a close up of the cake, candles and hedgehog complete with sparkly hat
I used a very old Martha Stewart Punch for the dripping cream inside and
cut down the clouds from All Seasons Tree.

This is the front and I left it simple with the stamps from MFT
and the Label and Circle set from Karen Burniston.

I coloured with my watercolour Paints.

Don't forget to head over the the challenge blog  and
add your card for the Birthday Card Theme.

Sunday, September 18

Baby Shower

I went to to my first Baby Shower today.  It was thrown for my Niece Leanne and it was full of cakes, fun games and of course for Leanne and Bubba presents!

We were all asked to bring a cake along and I got Darren baking some small Lemon Drizzle loaves this morning.  I decorated them with some non typical decorations for a baby shower, Sheep!  There is a reason. They are lucky enough to live on a beautiful farm with Toms family.  

I used the Karen Burniston SNOWBALL die for the sheep
and used the bow from MIDNIGHT the bat and PROPS 1 set.

Now onto the present and I wanted to make something a little different
and certainly one of a kind.  I used this very large clip frame
and decorated with an array of farm animals.

Virgil the Pig
Brownie the Cow
Snowball the Sheep
William the Goat
Cheepers the chicken
The Pop Stand Barn and
Pop Stand Fence

Check out Crafts U Love for the farm animals

I left spaces for Leanne and Tom to add photos of their little boy.

I also use the Mini Alphabet Punch board
I would have added Bubs name but I was not sure 
what they have chosen so I just added ABC  123
Currently on PRE ORDER at Crafts U Love

It was a lovely afternoon spent with Leanne,  Darren's Sister Donna, 
Kiera my Niece and my Nephew Roberts partner Emma and her beautiful
baby Imogen who I had lots of lovely cuddles with :) and Leanne's Friends.

Thank you for inviting great Auntie along!!  (OMG I FEEL OLD)

Caz x

Saturday, September 17

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C354 - Sketch

I am here today with Raquel's sketch and here it is for our inspiration.

And here is my take on the sketch.

I wanted to play with MIDNIGHT the bat from Karen Burniston
and I used it together with her HALLOWEEN SENTIMENT STAMPS, 

You can see the rest of the C4C team cards HERE

Karen Burniston Dies can be purchased at Crafts U Love.

Monday, September 12

Eye of newt and Toe of Frog. September Karen Burniston Designer Challenge

Hi friends
I am back with Septembers first challenge card and the first challenge is always picked by Karen Burniston and this time she has chosen :

            "Halloween" - Cute or creepy - you decide! 

I went for cute/creepy I think!

Here Poppy Witch is cooking up a creepy Halloween cake
complete with eyeballs and frogs legs.
For the front I used :
Poppy - Owl
Labels and Circles
Halloween Stamps
Props 9
and Props 8

For the inside of the card I have used :

Cake Pop Up
Halloween Charms
Hoppy the frog
Props 9
Halloween Greetings

I love cake but not sure I would like a slice of this one!  But it was great fun to create.
I hope this has inspired you to have a go at creating a Halloween card.

You can see the rest of the teams creations links top left
And Karen Burniston will be posting to her blog tomorrow

All items from Crafts U Love/ Elizabeth Craft Designs

I hope this post makes sense, I had very little sleep last night but figured
this afternoon I would be even more tired.  Kids!!

Saturday, September 10

Crazy 4 Challenges - 10 Things C4C353

It's Raquel 's Month for challenges and here is her second challenge

Let's make this really easy or it could be hard.  Put ANY 10 things on your card, it can be buttons, brads, die cuts, layers of card stock, flowers, rhinestones, etc.  The items could also be a stamped image that has 10 things on it.

And here is my card.

I chose "10 Mushrooms" and I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Mushroom die
for 2 of them and the other 8 and the hedgehog image are from the cute 
Newtons Nook design from Seven Hills Crafts.  I could not resist this set :)

I used the clouds from Karen Burniston's ALL SEASONS TREE

I coloured the Hedgehog with some new Paints from Prima

The come out gorgeous!  These were from Crafts U Love

Monday, September 5

Hedgehog Happiness

I am back with the second of the 2 cards I was asked to make.  This time I was itching to use the new designs by Joset from Elizabeth Craft Designs new Hedgehog and Mushroom dies.  I placed these on the LORNA Label Pop up from Karen Burniston and they can both be purchased from Crafts U Love on the same page HERE

I love the soft finish card stock and I have used it for the Mushrooms, cutting just in white and use sponge Daubers and Distress Inks to colour these die cut pieces in.  It make die cutting much quicker when you cut all from white and then colour with ink pads.

On the front of the card I printed the words and foiled in HOT PINK using my Minc Machine.
Die cut some white flowers and inked and shaped, added a bit of bling in the middles with Paper Mania Shimmer Domes.

On the inside as you can see I used as well as the Hedgehog and Mushroom an older Balloon die set  from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I added a fun Party hat to the hedgehog from Props 1 set from Karen Burniston
and all layered onto the LORNA LABEL pop it up.  Added the eye and mouth detail with a pen
and a little rosey pink cheek with watercolour pencil.

Sunday, September 4

Unicorn Card

Its Ruby's birthday today and she is 5, I was asked to make 2 girly cards for her from her Mum and Dad and her sister and here is the first one that was from Mum and Dad.

I made this card using the lovely Marianne Designs die Elines Horse/Unicorn and generated the wordson the front of the card and use the Minc machine to give it some shimmer with Silver Foiled words.

this gives the inside of the card the WOW factor.   This is one of the NEW collection
from Karen and is selling FAST over at Crafts U Love.

Saturday, September 3

Crazy 4 Challenges -

Its Raquel who is hosting the challenges this month and her Guest is Fran Sabad.

Here's the challenge-

Labor Day is here!  When I was growing up in the North, there was a saying "Don't wear white after Labor Day".  Make an all-white card.  You can add black, tan or another color as long as white is the predominant color.

So here is my card for this challenge, mostly used white with a smidge of colour on the House Mouse Design.  I do love these mice and I have many many stamps so I though I would dust one off to use.  

I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs 
FITTED FRAME CURVY OVALS and use with an embossing mat to emboss
the design into the card as opposed to cut it from card.

The Sprigs are also Elizabeth Craft Designs and is called 

The hanging hearts are called PRECIOUS HEARTS from Memory Box

And the mouse is a very old House Mouse stamp

Check out all the other cards the DT have made HERE

Saturday, August 27


Hi Bloggers
I am back this Saturday with the Crazy 4 Challenges blog post and today the challenge is
HOLIDAYS.  All my favorite holidays are coming up, so why not get a jump on one of them!! Make a card for one of the many holidays coming up, be it Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, or Hanukkah!!

So here is my card for Christmas.  I wanted to play with a Lili of Valley stamp and the Karen Burniston Twist Circle Pop up die.

As well as the Lili of the Valley stamp I used a Hero Arts Holly Leaf and the Elizabeth Crafts
Beaded Circle Frame.

Inside you can see how the  Twist Circle Pop up works.

You can see the other cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog HERE

And why not play along and post your card on their blog too.

Friday, August 26

Happy Birthday - Sausage Dog

I made this card for a work colleague who's birthday is tomorrow.

I used the new Anitas Frame Pop up card die and the Woodware Sausage dog stamp.  Along with the Flower Stage it Stencil with white ink around the edge of the orange cardstock.

On the front I decided to use the cute Sausage Dog stamp and it so happened the 
card was only the width of the back end of the sausage dog and its ADORABLE
wooly jumper!

This is the inside and you  can see the amazing pop up die in all its glory
and the head part of this cute dog fits perfectly!  I covered the little
hat with a pretty flower and added a sentiment from Karens stamps.
Again the flower stencil has been used with the white ink.

 I hope you like the card I have shared today.

I am back tomorrow with a Challenge card for the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.

Until then xx

Monday, August 22

Karen Burniston August Challenge Part 2 - Girly or Ghouly

Hi Crafting friends
I am back with part 2 of the August Challenge and this one is GIRLY OR GHOULY as chosen by Shelley Hickox.

I went for Ghouly as I wanted to use some of the new Karen Burniston Halloween Release. I do love Halloween and although it is not huge over in the UK like the USA I decorate the front of my house and enjoy giving out sweets to the trick or treaters.

Here is the front of the card and I am showcasing MIDNIGHT THE BAT
and the LABELS AND CIRCLES die sets. 
Oh and see that funky Plaid?  I made that using a couple
of Distress ink pads and Karens new STRIPES/PLAID stencil.

Here is the inside and what a WOW this die set produces.  You would not expect
a card that comes flat inside an envelope could contain something so dimensional
and it really is not hard to made either.  As you hopefully know by now Karen
Burniston always makes the best instructional videos which you can search
for on her BLOG or her YOU TUBE CHANNEL

For the inside I used
and the purple goo dripping from top of pot
and top of card is GRASS from the OUTDOOR EDGES

All these items card be purchased from 
both offer worldwide shipping.

Karen Burniston will be posting her card idea/Video
or her blog on Tuesday and the rest of the team along with me post Monday.

Check out all the links to the DT Below


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