‘The Grill King!’

Grill King

Happy Thursday! Today I’m sharing another father’s day card.  This time it’s for my brother-in-law from my niece and nephew. Paul enjoys a good bbq so I thought this image was ideal for him!  It’s called Guy – BBQ and is from Bugaboo Stamps! As I’m writing this, the sun is shining so I hope there will be lots of opportunities for a good bbq this summer – then again, I am in the UK!

To make this card I also used a L’il Inker Sun Die, Lawn Fawn – Speech Bubble Border Die, Spellbinder’s Oval Dies, Lawn Fawn – Grassy Border Die, Spectrum Noirs, red cardstock, green American Crafts cardstock, blue paper from stash and the striped paper is from My Mind’s Eye – Boy Crazy.

That’s all from me for this week but I’ll be back on Monday with the card that I made for my sister to give to our dad.  I hope you have a great weekend – Karen 🙂

‘Happy Father’s Day!’

Dad's Day 1

Hello there!  I am back today with a couple of father’s day cards that I have made for my dad and my father-in-law, using this great digi from Bugaboo Stamps called Gus Tidbits Consciousness!  I’m pretty sure my dad hasn’t got a lime green and blue ensemble like Gus here, but he does like his newspaper and a cup of tea!  The stamped mugs down the side are from Lawn Fawn’s Love you a Latte collection. I also used papers from Hunkydory – All Occasions Essentials Paper Pad, Card Candi, silver mirror card, Spellbinder’s tag die, twine and Spectrum Noirs.

Father's Day

For the second card I used the same paper pad, Mama Elephant Mini Messages stamp and tag die, Spellbinder’s label die, Card Candi, twine and a Bazzill Pleated border. Here again, I used Spectrum Noirs and the Love you a Latte set for the mugs.

Thanks for popping by today.  I’ll be back on Thursday with 2 more father’s day cards.  Enjoy the rest of your day, take care – Karen 🙂

Bugaboo Birthday Monsters…

Birthday Monsters

Hi there and a happy Thursday to you!  Today I’m sharing another card that I  made for my nephew who turned 2 years old last week!  This one was to be from my sister and brother-in-law and I used this fab digi from Bugaboo Stamps called Birthday Monsters. I thought these fun, bright papers by Deco Time were a great match for this image!  I also used: Spellbinders Circle Dies, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Dies, a magazine freebie balloon die, twine, ribbon, Star Epiphany Tool, Spectrum Noirs and a white gel pen.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend whatever you’re doing 🙂 Take care – Karen 🙂

Bugaboo Birthday Bears….

Birthday Bears

Hello and happy Friday!  I hope you have had a good week so far – not long till the weekend – yay!!!  It was my husband’s birthday on Wednesday so I thought I would pop in real quick today to share the card that I made for him from our children – he loved it!  This cute image is from Bugaboo Stamps called Frame it – Bears Birthday.

I also used papers by Crate Paper – Party Day, Spellbinders Square and Banner Dies, Balloon Die – freebie in magazine, Epiphany Star Tool, twine and Spectrum Noirs to colour.

Birthday Bears 2

I hope you have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by – take care, Karen 🙂

I am entering this card in the following challenges: Crafty Girlz Challenges (Anything Goes) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes).



One Man and his dog….

man and his dog

Hello there, I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the week ahead!   Today I am sharing another card that I have made for my brother-in-law – Paul – who’s birthday on the 17th.  This one will be from my parents.  Paul loves his dog Rupert so as I said in my previous post I do try to keep my eye out for cute doggy images!  This one is called Guy Walking Dog and is from Bugaboo Stamps where they still have a sale on until January 15th!  I just loved this cute little dog with his tongue hanging out 🙂

I also used: Papers from My Mind’s Eye – Boy Crazy,  Sizzix Banner Die,  My Favorite Things – Cloud Dies, Epiphany tool and Spectrum Noirs to colour.

man and his dog 2

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

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge: Craft your passion Challenges – Anything Goes.

Charlie Birthday

Bugaboo dog


Hi there!  I’m back today with this little fella – a great digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps called Charlie Birthday.  This is for my brother-in-law from his children.  As soon as I saw this I knew it would be perfect for him – his dog Rupert is like his baby!  So basically I’m always on the lookout for great doggy images 🙂  I also used papers from Anna Griffin called Fifi and Fido, Spellbinders Banner dies, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die and Spectrum Noirs to colour. The sentiments were done on the computer. At the moment there is a sale on at the Bugaboo store until January the 15th which is definitely worth checking out!

bugaboo dog 2

That’s all from me for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a fab weekend, take care – Karen 🙂


‘It’s a Bugaboo Anniversary’

Anniversary couple


Hi there crafty friends – I hope you had a great Christmas 🙂  We have had a fab time here in the Steele household  and we’ll be in holiday mode right up until it’s back to work/school so we’re making the most of it!!

I wasn’t planning of posting between Christmas and New Year but I have some time today to share this card that I have made for my parents wedding anniversary which will be on the 4th of January.  Now, normally I make more ‘traditional’ cards for my parents and probably more light-hearted one’s from my children for them, so this is something very different!!!  Saying that, I know they will have a laugh at this fab image which is called Stella Love – Person to Annoy which is a digi image from Bugaboo Stamps.  I’ve been meaning to have a look a good look around this store for a while and when I had some time just before Christmas I did just that and the choice is amazing!  At the moment there is a sale on until the 15th of January – 50% off everything!!!

anniversary couple 2

I also used papers by Pebbles called ‘Yours Truly’, stickers from the same line and Spectrum Noirs to colour.

Can I just point out that my dear Mum and Dad don’t look like this!!!  Thought I’d better point that out incase they ever read this post! Lol!  When I was looking through the stickers that I was going to use here I found the one that’s a stamp sort of shape that says ’47 in Love’. How spooky – it will be my parent’s 47th wedding anniversary – it’s like fate!

Well, that’s all from me for today and probably until the New Year.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and I’d like to wish you all a Very Happy, Healthy and Peaceful 2016!