Saturday, 12 January 2013

Reuse and recycle...

That's the theme of the latest Card making challenge over at the Scrapology blog, and it's open till 15th Jan. 
Now, I am not a huge card maker but I do make the odd special one now and then , but the idea of using up some of the bits and pieces of packaging that I often squirrel away, was a good one.

So here's what I made using a Fat Face clothes tag, ribbon from some packaging on Christmas pyjamas, part of a crochet vintage doily, a pretty paper bag from Cath Kidston and some old shirt buttons....

There's still time to enter and there's a great prize on offer too....

See the original post Here.

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x

Monday, 7 January 2013


I think it is safe to say that I enjoyed the preparations for my daughter's Prom just as much as she did. We didn't have them when I left Secondary School.....  

We found the most gorgeous dress at an amazing price which did not break the bank, and had great fun with her very long hair, not to mention the eyelashes :)

The pre-prom pictures were taken in her friend's beautiful garden , and with such vibrant colours this layout came together quite easily using 6 shades of Bazzill and 3 border punches.

It was published in issue 69 of the Scrapbook magazine and had a step by step guide on how to make the background using border punches.

The beautiful crochet flower was from a fabulous kit made by Claire Salisbury, which she sells on Etsy  and can be found here.  In case you don't know Claire, AKA The Crafty Alchemist, or her work you can check out her very friendly blog , you'll feel very welcome and will be inspired by her creations.

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New year giveaway......

Happy New Year Everyone...lets hope its a good one  :)

The super Scrapology team are kick starting the year with a fantastic Giveaway , so pop over there to be in with a chance to win some gorgeous new supplies...... 
Good luck.

Thanks for stopping by

Karen x