Wednesday, 28 May 2008
Well for those of you who have been texting or emailing me (you know who you are) here is my good news ....... I've got a new job!!!!!!!! Ye Ha, after looking for quite a few months as I wanted a job that could work around my OH's shift patterns which still allows me to have sometime with the kids, and obviously making cards. So today at 2:45 pm i went for a job interview, I use that term slightly because as soon as I walked through the office door, the MD of the company asked if I could start there and then, happy days I thought. So I've just finished working at my new job a part time Financial Controller for a Eco-energy company, I'm chuffed to bits. Good holidays, good pay, great hours, work what I want when I want, and if the work load is to much, they are going to buy me a laptop so I can work at home. I know you will be all so happy for me as I am, its been a long time since I've worked and I hated being dependant on state benefits, they are 3 months behind anyway, so I'm now officially EMPLOYED :-)
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
I came across these decoupage teddy bears that I forgot I had, oops and decided to make a few cards with them. The A5 card is for a "New Mom" as I thought that the image of the mummy bear holding the flowers while cuddling the baby bear was so apt for that type of card. I mounted her onto some Karen Forster Pink Patchwork paper that I had, layered onto pastel rainbow paper and then onto a softly embossed paper. Used some pink organza ribbon and tied it into a small bow. To highlight the flowers I used some of my flower soft that I have. On the A6 card I used a "Thinking of You" peel of as the little teddy looks like she is going to write a letter, mounted again onto pastel rainbow paper and then onto yellow card, put 4 brads in the corner and hey presto another one done. Wanted to use a bright card to lift the whole image, I think it worked. Lastly my square card, the teddy in this card reminds me of a granny with her lace frilled nightie on, used some Papercraft 4 You paper 1 sheet 6x6, but the boarder of the end as it was to big for the card and glued in on a bit closer to the image, again some flower soft around the door frame and the flowers at the footstep just finish this card of nicely. Hope you are all having a lovely day, its suppose to rain here later so I'm trying to get all my clothes dried before it comes, speak to you all soon. Karen PS Don't forget about my big news tomorrow (fingers crossed)
Monday, 26 May 2008
Here is another one of my Tilda cards. Coloured in using water coloured pencils and some sakura pens. Mounted onto K&Company Classic K paper. Cut some circles using my cricut, got that idea from my mate Kath, mounted using foam squared (hate those small ones as I can't get the backing off :-() Deckle edged the side of the card using my Fiskars template and mounted a small greeting onto the bottom corner. Love the way these colours work together, there is the blue background in the flowers, hope you can see if from the picture. Got some good news today, but unfortunately I can't tell you until Wednesday at the earliest, so please come back to find out what it is !!!!!!
Kelsey made 2 A6 cards using the same toppers, again using some silver and purple mirror board, peel offs a rub on and some pearls (think she copied me on that one LOL). On the silver card she cut a piece of mirror board, stuck it inside the card and then using a Fiskars boarder punch, punched out a boarder. Within the flowers of the boarder she stuck some pearls onto the mirror board, good idea Kelsey !!!!!!. Anyway we had lots of fun doing these cards and Trevor and Joe were outside playing football which meant we had peace from the boys ;-)
Saturday, 24 May 2008
This time I used a gate fold card with the stamped image with the little Tilda holding her teddy. Coloured in using souffle pens and some stardust to highlight the wings and the dress. Mounted onto white card and distressed the edges with a red ink pad, mounted this onto yellow card and distressed the edges again. Put 4 small brads into the corners little peel off and there we go, all done! I must admit I love sitting down and colouring in these images as they are soooooo adorable.
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Well as promised, these are the scrapbook pages that I made while staying at Portrush. I tried out some new techniques for me such as paper waving, using rub ons onto scrapbook pages, and chipboard shapes onto the pages. The papers that I used are Heidi Grace (obviously knowing me)cute cakes for scrap 1, Orchard and Flower papers for scraps 2 - 5 and Frost Boulevard for scrap 6. I also used my rubberstamps that I won from The Secretcrafter Forum challenge to spell out the surnames Galbraith and Monaghan and cut from scrap pieces of paper. I really enjoyed myself when I was making these papers as it gave me and my OH the opportunity to remember our BIG DAY all over again. I used small tabs alongside most of the pictures so in years to come people will know who exactly is in the pictures. Hope you enjoy them xoxo
Monday, 19 May 2008
Well on a more happier note, I did do some crafting in my little mobile caravan over the week, mostly scrap booking and I hope to have the pictures uploaded tomorrow for all of you to see. I even got Kelsey to do her first 2 scrapbook pages and she was so happy with the outcome that I think she is now addicted as she is talking about doing a scrapbook all about her recent school trip to Scarborough and York.
The weather here has been brilliant, averaging 19c and my little freckles are starting to appear on the face, this is a good sign :-)
Going to bed now as I'm exhausted after 5 hours of washing and ironing that needed to be done, no time for card making today, but tomorrow is a new day.
Come back tomorrow for pictures of my new scrapbook pages and let me know what you think, nite nite for now Karen xoxo
Sunday, 11 May 2008
Friday, 9 May 2008
Hopefully we will see our driveway again at some stage today, if the rain stays away that is. All I can say is "Thank You God" for keeping the sun out, I don't know what is mud embedded into my skin or is it suntan? Yes I have been showering but I still feel dirty:-(
Might get making more cards tonight as I'm for the NW200 this incoming week - big bikes, leather, speed (stop drooling Karen).
See ya all soon, Karen
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Monday, 5 May 2008
Saturday, 3 May 2008
Friday, 2 May 2008
1. Tell Ila what your favorite stamp is and leave a link to it ...so she can view it ...or leave a link to a card that is already made using your favorite stamp. **(You do not have to make a card ...the link can be to a card made by anyone that has used your favorite stamp)**
2. Spread the word about my blog candy on your blog.
Anyway, the OH is working tonight so I will be able to post some things that I made these past couple of days, a few more cards and some more scrapbook pages.
Have to go now as the ironing needs done :-(