Monday, 13 December 2010

Fancy a challenge?

Here is the latest Sketch Challenge from Sarah's Cards, I love this one.

I won the Oct Sketch Challenge, so not only do you get £10 to spend in the shop, but you get to be a Guest Designer too! Its well worth having a go.....

This is what I came up with..... 

I used the Jillibean Soup - Pasta Fagioli papers, with some photos of our Dog Bazzil, !

Karen x

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Just The Thing......

Isn't it great when you find the Perfect piece of patterned paper for your project?

This paper is from the Cupcake basic Grey range and can be found Here featuring a wonderful array of bicycles....Perfect!

Karen x

Monday, 29 November 2010

My Gift Box Class...

Yesterday was The Big Event where I taught my gift box class to a group of 14 ladies!
I've had some lovely feedback, and everyone produced a fantastic box all ready to pop a Christmas present into.
Thank you to Anna and her team for putting on a really great day......The next event is set for 3rd April pencil it in so you don't miss out!

I managed to get a good amount of scrapping time as well and finished this layout....

I used the beautiful Girls Paperie - Paper Girl range of papers.

Luckily, I sat next to Lou Collins (who is on the Zva Design team) so had some expert advice on where to stick my bling!

Karen x

Thursday, 18 November 2010

and now for something completely different.......

Snow Dog

This has got to be the most simple layout I have ever done!
Not my usual style at all, but one of my favourites.
The kraft cardstock background is ready printed and still available at papermaze  Here .
The letters are Doodlebug.

Karen x

Monday, 15 November 2010

Sneak Peek...

As promised, a sneak peek of the class I will be teaching at THE BIG EVENT on Sunday28th Nov. 
It is all made from the Kit which will be available on the day to buy.
Don't forget to book yourself a place for a great day out! click on the link above for details,

Karen x

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

......and the winner is......

....Me !   I won the October sketch challenge over at Sarah's Cards Blog .
  It is the 1st blog sketch challenge I have entered and am thrilled to be the winner.
Not only do I get £10 to spend in the shop, but I get to join the design team in creating a layout  for December's sketch Challenge as well !

My page " Cool Dudes ".

Karen x

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

" Willow "

This Layout was created as a Crop Kit for the Papermaze Crop in Otley, Suffolk last year! 
I wanted to show it on my blog now because a) my blog is new b) The layout features " Willow "  a Cloth Art Doll made by my super talented sister Abi Monroe .
It was the 1st one she ever made and was so amazing that Abi was invited to make a doll to be published in a new book which is now out!.  Check out Abi's Blog for a closer look at Willow.

Supplies used: 
Basic Grey - Lemonade and October Afternoon - Cherry Hill. 
Both available at
Bazzill Kraft cardstock
Karen x

Sunday, 31 October 2010

A Sketch.... " Cool Dudes "

Over at Sarah's Cards blog there's a sketch is my entry.

I have used the "Seaside" papers from October Afternoon, and added Dew Drops
from papermaze. 

Karen x

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Advent Calendar...

The Advent Calendar I made for my girls using Basic Grey Figgy pudding and Fruitcake papers and matchboxes.
I made it last year but didn't have a blog to show it on then! 
They love it. 
I fill it with chocolates and nick-nacks from Hawkins Bazaar. 
The instuctions can be found HERE.

Karen x

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

2 Quick Cards

 Layered, distressed, inked and using the same line of paper!

 October Afternoon - Thrift Shop p/p found here.
Bazzill cardstock
Karen x

Friday, 15 October 2010

Fay @ 14

Trying my hand at hand folded flower embellishment.  L/O from a sketch at Pencil lines.

supplies  from Papermaze
Basic grey - urban prairie and olivia p/p
heart pins 
Karen x

Saturday, 9 October 2010

A Date For Your Diary...

Sunday 28th November....A crop with a difference.  This is set to be a fun scrapbooking day out in Suffolk for all you papercrafters out there with a selection of classes throughout the day.
  YOUR CREATIONS- THE BIG EVENT  is being run by fabulous scrapbooker, Anna Parker.
Click on the link for all the details or see the facebook page.

I have been asked to run one of the classes, which will be a project made from the supplies in the Crop Kit.So make sure you book a place soon to avoid disappointment, and check back here for a sneaky peak of my class!

Karen x

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Double page..

In 8.5"x11" format using my favourite Basic Grey collection - Urban Prairie.
( yes, they are eating aTexas shaped lolly!)

other supplies
bazzill cardstock 

Karen x 

Monday, 4 October 2010


This layout, of my sister-in law Karen, was published on the letters page of latest edition of "The Scrapbook Magazine" !  (issue 49)

Bazzill cardstock
American Crafts-Heritage-p/p free with the magazine

Karen x

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Some of my sister's favourites !

My sister Abi is my biggest fan! She is not a scrapbooker and prefers fabric and modelling clay to paper and glue!  Anyway, these are a couple of her favourite pages....

No ready made embellishments here!  All hand cut!

Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird  Patterned paper
Bazzil cardstock
MM Tiny Alphas - letter stickers
a ton of foam pads!

Very "thrifty"  8.5 x 11 Layout!   Only 2 pieces of double sided pattern paper used!

Supplies all from Papermaze.

October Afternoon - Thrift Shop P/P
Bazzil cardstock
Mini Market letter stickers
American Craft Thickers

Karen x

Monday, 27 September 2010

Doll - Maker

My recent page kit for the August 2010 Papermaze Crop held in Otley village hall.
It now graces the shop wall !
  Everything to make the page was from
The dolls pictured are by my sister and you can see more of her fabulous work at

Patterned paper - Echo park - Sweet Summertime
bazzill cardstock - lemon drop/jetstream/limeade
  American Crafts Thickers - Giggles Blue 
prima e-line white flowers
Cats Eye Fluid Chalk - Creamy Brown

Karen x