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 🙂

‘Jolly Holly’….


Hello there!  Hope you are well and having a good week?  Today I’m popping in with what was supposed to be a ‘quick’ Christmas card!!! This card didn’t end up how it was intended to! I really wanted to heat emboss the holly leaves for the background – which I did, but appeared to have an embossing powder malfunction!  It just didn’t look very good atall!  So, I decided to just stamp the background then heart emboss the greeting.  Same thing happened – it looked awful!  Obviously this was down to my poor technique – or was it because I was rushing to get it  done before I left the house this morning??!!  Hoping it was the latter because I love the look heat embossing creates.  I don’t do nearly enough of it but obviously I need the practice!  I have used Memento – Cottage Ivy and a Spellbinders circle die. The holly stamp – from ‘Festive Foliage’, greeting stamp from ‘Tis the season’ and holly die all at Waltzingmouse Stamps. Also lots of foam pads (!) and some grosgrain ribbon.

That’s it for today, but I will be back for my first ever Blog Hop on Friday for    From the Heart Stamps.  I hope you will be able to join myself and my extremely talented teamies to see what we’ve been creating with Faith’s fabulous images 🙂 Bye for now, take care – Karen 🙂

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