‘Ghostbusters Grandad!’…


I apologise in advance as you’ll probably have that song in your head for at least the rest of the day now!  Hi there, today I’m sharing this card that I made for my niece and nephew to give to my Dad for Father’s Day.  The ‘Ghostbuster’s’ reference is a little family joke regarding my Dad’s new-found appreciation for that catchy tune – which would you believe – is nearly 32 years old!!!  That means that I was the same age as my daughter is now when that came out – eek! He plays it so loud – on purpose – in his car when he comes round to our house, mainly I think to try and embarrass me in front of my neighbours!  Anyway I thought this digi from Sassy Cheryl’s Stamps would be ideal for him along with the sentiment that I made up on the computer! This cute little image is called Don’t Stop the Music!  I teamed it up with papers from Anna Griffin – Fifi and Fido collection, black card stock, Spectrum Noirs and Spellbinders Circle and Banner dies. My sister gave him a Ghostbusters t-shirt as a little jokey gift too, unaware when she bought it that I had included the theme on his card – spooky……!!!

That’s all from me for today.  Thanks for stopping by, and just remember “if there’s somethin’ strange, in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!!!”  Oh no…. it’s finally got to me 🙂

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How MARVELous…

Finley's Comics

Hello there! Time is flying now to the end of the school term and it’s a very busy time at school!  My daughter will be going to secondary school this year so there could be tears on the last day of term – and they’ll probably be mine! She has been at her present school for 9 years  (including pre-school), so it’s going to be strange not taking and collecting her from there anymore.  I still have my son there for another 2 years though, so I dread to think what I’ll be like when it’s my baby’s leaving year!

Anyhow, getting back to these 2 cards that I have for you today 🙂  The one above was made for my Mum and Dad to give to Finley for his birthday in May. For both cards, I have used this digi from Sassy Cheryl’s Stamps called Gilbert’s MARVELous Adventure. I also used a Kaisercraft Rectangle Die, Spellbinders Star and tag dies, papers by Lawn Fawn – polka in the Meadow and Polka in the Dark, Bazzill orange cardstock, ribbon and Spectrum Noirs to colour.

The card below was made for my sister’s children to give to another of their cousins.Comic BoyHere I have used patterned paper by Deco Time, the same rectangle and tag dies as above, ribbon and Papermania Dew Drops.  For both cards the sentiments were made on the computer.

That’s all from me for today.  Thanks for popping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

Take care – Karen 🙂


“Happy Birthday Finley!”…

Son 9

Hi there!  I hope you had a great weekend and that you have had a good start to the new week!  In the UK we are enjoying a long weekend as it’s our Whitsun Bank Holiday and the kids will be off school for the week – lucky things!

Today I’m sharing this card that I made for my son’s 9th birthday last week and I have used this fab digi from Sassy Cheryl’s Stamps called The Game is in the Player – rather apt for my little football star! 🙂 It doesn’t seem 5 minutes ago since he was born!  I went into hospital just after I’d put my then 2 year old daughter to bed- gave birth and was back home before she woke up the next morning to find her little baby brother waiting for her!  It was pretty speedy work the second time around – completely different from the first!

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I also used the following: Spellbinders Banner Die, Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers, papers from ‘Awesome Boy’ – Recollections, chipboard number, some epoxy stickers and the chevron dies are by My Favorite Things.

That’s all from me for today so thanks for stopping by 🙂 Finley had a great birthday and I’ll be back on Thursday with the card that I made for him from his big sis! Take care and have a great week – Karen 🙂


‘Laugh it up’…

Laughing Dog


Hi there!  I’m back today as promised with the birthday card I made for my Dad from my kids for his birthday last week.  This is a digi image from Sassy Cheryl’s Stamps called Laugh it up.  Every time I see this image it makes me smile 🙂 I’m sure it made my Dad smile too!

I also used Paper Smooches Paw-Print Die, black and orange card stock, twine, epoxy stickers, striped card stock from Lawn Fawn – Polka in the Meadow, and Spectrum Noirs.

That’s all from me for today.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!  Take care – Karen 🙂

‘Jeni’s Purrfect Costume…’

Purr-fect Birthday

Hello and a happy Monday to you!  Today I’m sharing the card that I made for my daughter’s birthday in March. This digi image is from Sassy Cheryl’s Stamps and is called Jeni’s Purrfect Costume – isn’t she sweet 🙂

I also used: Rosette Strip Die – Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Spellbinder’s Circle and Banner Dies, Sizzix Scalloped Border Die, DP – Deco Time, ribbon, Spectrum Noirs and the sentiments were made on the computer.

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You can’t tell on these photo’s but the paper’s that I used here all have encapsulated glitter on them so they really sparkle – and what girl doesn’t like sparkly things!  I’m pleased to say that Libby loved her card and she had a great birthday – even though it was on a school day!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a good week and have time to get crafty at some point!  Take care – Karen 🙂

‘Small Piece of Heaven’…

Dog in bath

Hello!  It’s back to normality today for us as the children head back to school after the Easter break. We’re on countdown for the SATs in May – we really just want them to be over with!  My daughter has been so busy revising hard this holiday bless her! Not too long to go now!

Today I’m sharing this card that I made for my kids to give to their Grandad for his birthday last week.  This cute digi is from Sassy Cheryl’s Stamps and is called Small Piece of Heaven. I used a Marvy Snow marker to create a bubbly effect in the bath which looks fun:-)

I also used: Kaisercraft rectangle Die, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die, ribbon, Spectrum Noirs, patterned papers by Deco Time and the sentiment was created on the computer.

Whatever you’re doing today I hope you have a good one 🙂  Thanks for stopping by, take care – Karen 🙂


Chilly Willy Bella…..


Hello there and a happy Friday to you!  I thought I would kick off the weekend by sharing this card that I have made for my friend’s daughter using a gorgeous digi stamp from Sassy Cheryl’s Stamps called Chilly Willy Bella!  Doesn’t Bella look so cute dressed up as a little penguin?!  I also used Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies, Round Epiphany tool, ribbon, die-cut sentiment from Craftwork Cards, papers from Papermania ‘Happy Days’ stack and Spectrum Noirs to colour.

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That’s all from me today.  I hope you get some crafty time this weekend – I’ll be making Mother’s Day cards if I get the chance!  Thanks for stopping by, take care – Karen 🙂

‘Max, the red nosed reindeer’

Reindeer boy

Hi there, I hope you are well and having a good week so far?  Today I’m sharing a card that I have made using this sweet digi stamp from Sassy Cheryl’s Stamps called Max the Red Nosed Reindeer.  This is going to be for my nephew from my parents.  I thought this was perfect as my Sister-in-Law loves to dress Harry up in fun costumes!

I have also used Marianne Snowflake dies, Spellbinders Tag and Banner die, Sizzix Large Banner Die, Spectrum Noirs to colour, twine and papers from First Edition called ‘Christmas Wishes’.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a good rest of the week, take care – Karen 🙂

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‘Lend a Paw…..’

polar bear

Hi there, Monday soon comes round doesn’t it?!!!  I hope you had a good weekend and I just want to thank everyone so much who stopped by on the From the Heart Stamps Blog Hop over the weekend.  I appreciate all of your lovely comments and for taking the time to have a look – so thank you very much 🙂

Today I am sharing this Christmas card that I have made for my nephew using a gorgeous digital stamp called Lend a Paw from Sassy Cheryl’s Stamps. This is my first purchase from this store – but it wasn’t my last!  I have popped back since for some more fab images and no doubt I’ll be visiting again soon 🙂

I also used Kaisercraft Rectangle and Banner die, Marianne Snowflake Dies, Sizzix Scalloped Edge Border Die, Spellbinders Tag Die, Papermania Glitter Domes, Twine, Forever Friends Kraft Stax , Sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley and Spectrum Noirs to colour.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great week – take care – Karen 🙂

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