Thursday, 29 May 2014

VLVS! Inspiration Board..

Howdy Everyone, Hope you are having a wonderful week. I have my VLVS! May Inspiration Board Challenge tag to share with you today. I  love this board, because I love the VLVS! Whimsical Elephant stamp!
I've had this stamp since it came out, so I knew I had to use it for my tag. Along with the elephant, I also used the script, circles, butterflies,  teal blue and stitching as my inspiration for my tag.

The Details:
Tag Base : 7Dots Studio -  9th Wave - Deep Water
Embellishments: |UmWow Studio - Circle Confetti, Alpha One
Ink : Ranger Archival - Jet Black, Distress Ink - frayed burlap.
Machine Stitching and thread.
If you haven't already played along, you still have a couple of days. why not pop on over and play along?
Happy Creating!
Karen xxx


Sunday, 25 May 2014

two for one..

 Happy Sunday! Hope you have had a wonderful weekend.  I had originally planned on doing this  post to give you a better look at my Gas Mask flower girl tag from yesterday,  but it looks like you'll be getting another tag as well.. :)
I also want to say  Thank you so much for all your comments and support with my VLVS!
 Isn't she just awesome! I love her!  She is of course one of VLVS! new Banksy images.
and here is my tag:
and of course a close up:
And I've also got this one to share with you this one is made with a few more of my favourites.... 
 Some more of the of gorgeous 7 Dots Studio Nature Walk  paper
 and some UmWow Studio chipboard. If you haven't already you should check both of these out!!

I love this chipboard doily and the Star Confetti, I just cant get enough of..

The Details:
   Gas Mask Flower Girl Tag:
Tag Base : 7 Dots Studio - Nature walk - Cloudy (reverse side) 
Embellishments :
7 Dots Studio Nature Walk Die cut elements , Tim Holtz brad,
 Prima -  assorted junkyard findings.
Ink : Ranger Archival - Jet Black, Distress Ink - Black Soot.
Machine Stitching and thread.
Remember Tag:

Tag Base : 7 Dots Studio - Nature walk - Cotton
Viva Las VegaStamps!: Waybill/Invoice Background

Embellishments :
UmWow Studio: Star Confetti, Doilies ( I used the small one)
7 Dots Studio Nature Walk Die cut elements, butterflies fussy cut from die cut tag.
 Prima -  Jeans Plate -  junkyard findings
Ink :Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Machine Stitching and twine.
 Thank you so very much for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed your visit.. and do hope that you will stop by again soon..  Happy Creating!
Karen xxx


Saturday, 24 May 2014

Viva Las VegaStamps! DT Tryout

I can't believe it's Viva Las VegaStamps! Dt application time again..
This post is to showcase some of my tags that I've done with VLVS! images, and to apply to become a member of their  wonderful design team and be a part of the VLVS! family..
Here are three of my most recent tags., these ones are a little more embellished. I have used a few different VLVS! images.. from the Coffee Ring Stain and {with love} to the 1787 grunge writing  and some of the awesome new Banksy Images - Gas mask flower girl and the waybill/invoice.

This tag is brand new, I only received these stamps yesterday ( Friday ) and had to have a play last night....  I think she could very quickly become a fave!!


 And now i'm going to be cheeky and add in three of my older , but still  favourites - Do you know how hard it was to only try and pick 3??

I just adore this sunflowers stamp!

And this cute little guy, was the very first VLVS! stamp I bought and used..
So there you have it, please wish me luck, and keep everything crossed for me! until next time..
Happy Creating!

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Key Moments

 Happy Tuesday!! I hope you are all having a fantastic week so far,  I have another tag to share with you today, this is a just for fun, just for me tag.
I actually found one of my Viva Las VegaStamps!, stamps that was yet to be inked!! Gasp... So I had to remedy the situation straight away.
I  inked up the edges and corners of the Elaborate engraving stamp and used them along with one of my favourites - 1878 grunge writing and some tissue tape and twinkling H20's  to make my background.

A couple of detailed close ups...

I absolutely adore this circle confetti from UmWow Studio!

The Details:
Tag Base : 7Dots Studio - Cold Country - As it was before  ( reverse side)
Viva Las VegaStamps! : Elaborate Engraving, 1787 Grunge Writing
Embellishments: |UmWow Studio - Circle Confetti, Tim Holtz Film strip Ribbon and Tissue tape,
 Prima -  pipe frame, key, white street sign,  Graphic 45 paper ( fussy cut butterflies)
Ink : Ranger Archival - Jet Black, Distress Ink - Walnut Stain.
Luminarte Twinkling  H20's - Ginger peach, Rose gold, Yellow rose.
Machine Stitching and thread.
 Thank you so very much for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed your visit.. and do hope that you will stop by again soon.. Happy Creating!
Karen xxx

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

With Love - Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo

Happy Wednesday!!
 Hope you are all having a wonderful week. I wanted to sahre with you today my entry for the current Challenge over at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo - Use three or more stamps!. As soon as I saw this one, I knew I had to play along.. as its one thing I love to do - use stamps in my projects.
 This is my tag.. It features my sweet little man holding up one of the many flowers he picks for me when we go for a walk..
And you cant go past a couple of close ups..

The Details:
Tag Base : 7Dots Studio - Cold Country - Secret Diary
Viva Las VegaStamps! : Coffee Ring Stain, {With Love}
7Dots Studio : Cold Country Stamps. I used the two on the right hand side.
Embelishments: Prima Genie Stone, Tim Holtz Film strip Ribbon, Finnabair Mechanicals
Ink : Ranger Archival - Jet Black, Distress Ink - Walnut Stain.
Luminarte H20 - Teal Zircon.
Machine Stitching and thread.
Thank you so much for stopping by,
I hope you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again soon..
Happy Creating
Karen xxx

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Unlock your Dreams

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. I have a tag full of lots of my favourite things to share with you today..  I'd also like to enter this one into the Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo Key Challenge.
I started off with a tag cut from a piece of 7 Dots Studio Wonderland - Duchess paper. I have been hoarding this paper for what seems like forever. Not wanting to use it, but after a bit of encouragement form some wonderful friends, I decided to finally cut into it..
I then got out a couple of my favourite Viva Las VegaStamps! stamps and stamped on my background.  If you haven't already you should stop by and have a look at some of VLVS! amazing stamps, with a catalogue of over 19,000 images, I'm sure you will find something you just can't live without!
the two I used were Coffee Ring Stain and 1878 Grunge Writing.
Next came the stitching.. ( of course! ) and the fun bit, rummaging through all my metal embellishments and arranging and re-arranging until I was happy.. I've used a mix of various prima ranges - including a genie stone.. I just love these! Some Tim Holtz Idea-ogoly, and of course some of the gorgeous star confetti from UmWow Studio.
and this was the result...
and of course I can't not share a few close ups...

So there we have it.. another tag to add into my tag journal..
 I'd also like to say a huge Hello to all my new visitors and followers. Thank you so much for dropping by, I read each and everyone of your comments, and appreciate you all so very much! thank you for all of your support!
Karen xxx

Saturday, 3 May 2014

May 12 tags of 2014

Happy Saturday! I cant believe its May already. The ,months have been flying by. I have my version of Tim Holtz's May 12 tags of 2014 to share with you today.


I did mine a little different, I didn't use a tag this time. As soon as I saw Tim's Tag I knew exactly how I wanted to do my version.  I've used a 6 x 4 canvas that I've  covered in linen, and I've used Wallflower paper for my tiles as well.

After lots of re-arranging I finally was happy with the layout and embellishments I chose.. Here is my finished panel.
I've used a photo of my Dad when he was little.. and
 also used some remnant rubs, rubbed onto old clear packaging and cut out for some elements on some of my tiles.  As well as lots of bits and pieces from my Idea-ology stash.. I just love the  label pulls and arrows!

So there you have it. My version. I cant believe I was actually organised enough to get it done so early in the month.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your visit. Hope you have a wonderful day, Happy Creating
Karen xxx