Manana Llama…..


Hello and a Very Happy New Year to you!  I really hope that you had a great Christmas and are now getting into the swing of a new year and old routines!

Today I am sharing 3 cards that I have made using the ‘Llama Love’ stamp and dies from My Favorite Things.  I’m finding this a very useful set at the moment with regards to making cards for men although obviously they’re great for women’s cards too 🙂

The first card above is for my brother-in-Law from my Mum and Dad.  I love the faces on these llama’s – they’re very comical! The card below is for a friend of mine and the last one is for my cousin’s son.



Supplies used: My Favorite Things – Llama Love stamps and dies and Free Spirit papers.  Lawn Fawn – Everyday Sentiments Banner die, Cross-stitched Square and Rectangle Stackable dies and Stitched Circle die.  L’il Inker – Sun die, Frantic Stamper – Stitched Scene Builder dies, plain cardstock from stash and Spectrum Noirs to colour.

Well, that’s my first post for this year!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care – Karen 🙂


Trick or Treat?…


Hi there! For the foreseeable future I will be posting once a week so here’s what I have for you this week!  Halloween, not so big in the UK as it is in The States but I think it is getting bigger every year – there certainly seems to be more in the shops every year!  My kids get dressed up and I’ll take them trick or treating to family but that’s about it for us!  We live on a lane which is the last street in our village before a short walk to the next village.   I think this is the reason not many people venture round our way for trick or treating, so we end up being left with loads of candy (husband always insists on buying lots – just in case we have a mass invasion of little ghosties and witches knowing full well we hardly have any!) My family always give my kids way too much – in fact we still have some left from last year – I bet that’s yummy! (even though it’s still in date!)  Anyways, getting back to my little treat bags that I have made.  I love making these, I could make them all day long.  This would be silly, however, as I have just said, we don’t get many trick or treaters so who would I give them to?!!  I have made a few more since I took these photo’s so I will be giving these out to my kids and nephew.  No doubt they’ll be getting some bigger bags of the sweet stuff too to go with these!






Supplies – Lawn Fawn: Trick or Treat stamps and dies, Holiday Party Animal stamps and dies, Party Animal stamps and dies, Spooky Hemp Cord, Perfectly Plaid  Fall papers, Let’s Polka in the Dark papers, Scalloped Treat Box Die, Stitched Circle die and Forest Border die.  Paper Smooches Deco Bag die, Reverse Confetti Tagged Tote die, Spellbinders circle die, black cardstock and Versa Magic Cloud White ink pad. I also used the ‘Happy Halloween’ stamp from Clearly Besotted’s ‘Out of this World’ set and the Sophisticated Script alphabet set from Concord & 9th. Spectrum Noirs to colour and Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. Yes, it’s a long list!

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




Hi, I hope you’re having a good week so far?  Today I have a card that I made for my parents’ friend who had a fall which resulted in a bone in her leg pierce through her skin – ouch!  At the time I had just coloured these images from MFT Sweet Succulents set and was debating what  card to make with them.  I remembered that one of the sentiment stamps in the set was ‘ouch!’ so I thought I would use them to make a  ‘get well soon’ card for this poor lady.


Other supplies used: ‘Get Well Soon’ stamp from Clearly Besotted – ‘Message Me’, Spectrum Noirs, ‘Me to You’ Enamel Dots a Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad and the MISTI. Also the following Lawn Fawn products -Stripy Backdrop die, Stitched Circle Die, Everyday Sentiments Banner Die, ‘Let’s Polka in the Dark’ and ‘Perfectly Plaid’ papers.

That’s all from me for today.  I hope you have a great weekend, take care – Karen 🙂

Wonky Window Trio…

Wonky Window Trio

Hi there!  Thanks for joining me today as I share these three cards that I made using the Peek-a-boo Wonky Window Die-namic die.  These cards were really quick to make.  I used double-sided gingham cardstock for the base card, cut out the aperture and popped a cute little critter inside – easy peasy!

Trio 1

For this card I used the Penguin’s in Paradise stamp set from MFT and the Lawn Fawn ‘Cheers’ die.

Trio 2

Here, I have used the ‘Seal-abrate stamp and die set from Avery Elle.

Trio 3

 And last but not least, here I have used lawn Fawn’s Year 4 stamp set.

As always I coloured these little guys up using my Spectrum Noirs. I also used a Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad, the paper used for the die-cut ‘cheers’ was from a Lawn Fawn pad – I think it was either Let’s Bokeh in the Snow or Let’s Polka in the Dark!

Thanks for joining me today, take care – Karen 🙂

‘Let’s Party!’…

Let's party!

Hi there!  Yesterday my children went back to school so now it’s time for me to get back into a more constructed routine – boo!   Today I’m sharing this card that I made using Lawn Fawn’s Party Animal and Holiday Party Animal stamps and dies. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I LOVE Lawn Fawn! Their little critters are so cute!  I coloured these little fellas using my  Spectrum Noirs and used the following supplies:’Perfectly Plaid Paper’ – Lawn Fawn, MFT Die-namics – Inside and Outside Diagnol Stitched Square Die, Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade twine, Big ‘n’ Spicy inkpad – Spice, a Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad and a white gel pen.

I made a mask and used a blending tool to create the circle in the middle as a backdrop to the characters and popped some foam pads on the back of them for dimension.

Lets Party 2

That’s it for today. Thanks for popping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of the  week and have a great weekend – Karen 🙂


‘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 🙂

‘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 🙂

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 🙂

Kawaii Flower – Scrap n’ Dipity

Scrap Flower

Hi there, just popping in today with this – my last DT card for Scrap n’ Dipity, that I have made using this sweet digi called Kawaii Flower.  Would you believe it that this is only cost $1!  There are quite a few images in the store that are the same price too so it’s well worth taking a look at what’s on offer but also to see what other fab images are in the store.

To make this card I also used: Sizzix Banner Dies, a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, ribbon, Spectrum Noirs, flat-backed pearls, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die and patterned papers by Pebbles – Yours Truly.  I also used a Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen – Clear,  all over the flower.

That’s all from me for today.  Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your Sunday – Karen 🙂