MFT – ‘Llama Love’


Hello there!  I’m back this week with this card that I have made using My Favorite Things – Llama Love stamps and dies.  I’ve had these stamps for a couple of months now but I didn’t get the dies at the same time as I thought that they were pretty expensive.  Anyway, I fussy cut one llama out and it took me ages!  I’m just not good at this fussy cutting lark and I think that’s one of the reasons that I hadn’t yet made a card with them!  So on Friday I took the plunge and ordered the dies which came the next day which meant that I could make this card.  Actually, I have made 2 the same.  One will be for my brother from my sister, and the other is for my sister’s brother-in-law. It’s another punny card – they just make me smile 🙂

I also used: My Favorite Things – Free Spirit papers, Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Die and Everyday Sentiment Banner Dies.  Frantic Stamper Stitched Scene Builder Dies, Spellbinder’s Circle Die, Epiphany Tool, Spectrum Noirs, Memento inkpads in Tuxedo Black and Espresso Truffle. Core-dinations cardstock and the ‘Brother’ sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps. Also, my WRMK Corner Chomper.

That’s all from me for today.  I hope you’re having a good week so far, and to all blogging pals across the pond – ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ for tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by, take care – Karen 🙂

Lawn Fawn – Critters in the Forest…


Hello there!  I hope you have had a great week or so, what with Halloween and Bonfire Night – it’s been a busy one around here 🙂  Today I have 2 birthday cards which will be for my sister’s sister-in-law’s twin daughters! This set is another cute Lawn Fawn set called ‘Critter’s in the Forest’.


I also used the following: Lawn Fawn ‘Critter’s in the Forest’ dies, Lawn Fawn Forest Border Die, all paper’s by Lawn Fawn – Let’s Polka in the Dark and Perfectly Plaid Fall. Frantic Stamper Stitched Hillside Border Dies, Lawn Fawn Speech bubble Die, Mama Elephant Park Avenue Frame Die, Spectrum Noirs, twine and buttons from stash.  Also, Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad.  The greeting here is from another Lawn Fawn set called ‘Year Two’.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Take care and enjoy the rest of your week – Karen 🙂

Clearly Besotted – Santa Baby…


Hi there!  A super speedy post today from me!  This card has been made using Clearly Besotted’s Santa Baby stamps. Clearly Besotted are closed for the rest of this year but will hopefully be open again early in the new year.  I also used:- Spellbinders Grand Circle Dies, Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiments Banner Die, Kaisercraft Banner Die,  Lawn Fawn papers Perfectly Plaid Christmas and Beachside. Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad and Spectrum Noirs to colour.

That’s all today!  I hope you are all well and having a great week 🙂  Thanks for stopping by, take care – Karen 🙂

Altenew – More Anniversary Wishes…


Hi there!  I’m back from my week off with the kids feeling relaxed and rejuvenated – or do I mean shattered and in need of another holiday?!!  Well, all I do know is that we all had a great time at Center Parcs like we always do 🙂

Today I’m sharing this anniversary card that I made for my sister to give to her brother-in-law and sister-in-law.  Again I have used Altenew’s Painted Flowers and Painted Butterflies stamps and dies and also the Peony Bouquet stamp set.


Other supplies used: Black cardstock and Patterned papers by lawn Fawn – Let’s Polka in the Meadow.  Lawn Fawn’s Every day Sentiments Banner Die and sentiment stamp by Waltzingmouse Stamps – Frame It. Mama Elephant Park Avenue frame die and the following Tuxedo inkpads – Tuxedo Black and New Sprout. Red Sunset and Summer Afternoon inks from Altenew.

That’s all from me for this week.  Thanks for popping by today, take care – Karen 🙂

Bokeh Best Fishes…..


Hello!  I’m back today with another card made using the fab ‘Fintastic Friends’ stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn. I stamped the bokeh background using ‘Let’s Bokeh’,  again by Lawn Fawn, and then didn’t know what to do with it!  I thought the circles looked like bubbles  and then that thought turned to fish and voila!  This is the outcome!


Here’s what else I used: The following products from Lawn Fawn – Stitched Circle Die, Everyday Sentiment Banner Die, papers from ‘Beachside’. Memento inks in Summer Sky, Bahama Blue and Tuxedo Black.  Versa Magic in Cloud White and Encore! Ultimate Metallic in Gold. MFT Die-namics – Inside and Outside Diagnol Stitched Square Die. I think the fish paper clip was from The Range and black cardstock from my stash.  Spectrum Noirs to colour.

Well that’s all from me for this week – another week closer to Christmas!  I scheduled this post last week so now I will be enjoying a week away with the family as it’s half term.  Hope you have a fun weekend whatever you’re doing, take care and thanks so much for stopping by today 🙂

Christmas Wishes…


Hi there, I hope you are well and enjoying your week so far.  It’s a speedy visit from me for this week.  Here is a card that I made using stamps and dies from Waltzingmouse Stamps (no longer trading,  but some of Claire Brennan’s designs are available through Gina K Designs).

I also used Memento inkpads in Bamboo Leaves and Espresso Truffle. Versa Magic Dewdrop in Red Brick. The red spot card is from Craftwork Cards, the Kraft base card is a 6×6 card blank that I have embossed with an X Cut Snowflake embossing folder.  I also used the MFT Die-namics Inside and Outside Diagnol Stitched Square Die.

I have just looked on the Gina K Designs blog and guess what is being released on the 13th of October??!!  That’s so spooky, I honestly didn’t know  before I started writing this post!  Check it out HERE!


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Take care – Karen 🙂

Avery Elle – ‘Happy Howl-idays’…


Hello there!  I hope you’re well and having a good week so far 🙂  Today I have some Christmas cards to share that I have made using this sweet doggy stamp from Avery Elle called – not surprisingly – ‘Happy Howl-idays’! These were really quick to make as I basically kept the design pretty much the same for most of them, changed the patterned papers around and coloured this little fella’s scarf accordingly to match!


I also used: Papers by Lawn Fawn – Perfectly Plaid Christmas, Let’s Bokeh in the Snow and Perfectly Plaid. Die-namics Inside and Outside Diagnol Stitched Square die, Peekaboo Wonky Window die and lawn Fawn’s Stitched Circle die and Cross Stitched Rectangle die. Spectrum Noirs, Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad and various twine were also used.

Thanks for popping by today, I’ll be back next week.  Take care – Karen 🙂