Monday, 13 December 2010

My first award!

I've been awarded a Stylish Blogger Award from Donna who runs the PTD blog.

This is my first award so am really shock to have been given it, especially as I've been neglecting my blog lately.

Once Awarded this award you are supposed to:
  • Thank and link back who awarded you this award
  • Share 8 things about yourself
  • Pay it forward to 4 other Bloggers
  • Contact them bloggers and tell them about their award

8 things about me:
  1. My nickname is Mooney which was given to me by my lovely boyfriend
  2. I'd love a dog, in particular a Westie, I think they're so cute
  3. I love baking and cooking
  4. I'm an organisational freak! I have lists for everything and everything is filed away nice and neatly
  5. I have a degree in Health Studies but I currently work in retail
  6. I'm an only child and have a mild form of only child syndrome!
  7. I have a slight addiction to cherry coke which isn't good for the teeth
  8. And I will one day own a Fiat 500 who I will call Daisy!
As the bulk of my followers are on my other blog and they're the blogs I mainly read I'm going to pass it onto some beauty bloggers.

  1. Olivia
  2. Sherrie
  3. Lou
I've chosen these bloggers because I love reading their posts and they are all really lovely people!

So....on that note this is probably my last post before xmas so I hope everyone has a great christmas and a happy new year!

Karla xx

PTD - Challenges 29 and 30

I'm a bad blogger.

As it's near christmas I'm working literally all the time so don't have much time to update my blogs. I find updating my other blog much easier as I don't have to make anything so it's quicker! But in the new year I'll be crafting away once again and will be be re-joining blog challenges.

So the challenge at PTD last week was winter wonderland. And this is what I created:

Materials used:
  • White square card
  • White glitter card
  • Pink Gem stamped westie and sentiment
  • Tartan paper (not sure where from)
  • Kanban gems
  • Metallic paper
  • Papermania bow
  • Promarkers
  • Glitter glue

And this week it's the final challenge of the year with the theme of christmas and this is my creation:

Materials used:
  • Square white card
  • Stamped image from pink gem
  • Promarkers
  • Glitter glue
  • Background papers from forever friends
  • Snowflake from daisy and dandelion
  • Kanban gem

Good luck to everyone and I hope you all have a great christmas and a happy new year!

Monday, 29 November 2010

PTD - Challenge 28: Sketch with a twist

This weeks challenge at PTD is a sketch with a twist:

Above is the sketch you have to work to and the twist is to add gems.

My attempt is this:

The snowman is quite appropriate after the extreme weather we've had this weekend!

Entries can be submitted until 4pm sunday for a chance to win a prize from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps.

Good Luck!

Karla xx

Monday, 22 November 2010

PTD - Challenge 27: Colourful

Creating a colourful card is this weeks challenge at PTD. I created this:

Materials used:
  • A white square card
  • Mint coloured glittered card layered on top
  • Green and silver metallic paper as a mat
  • Papermania metallic 'christmas wishes' sentiment
  • Pepper and Friends froggy sticker

You have until Sunday 4pm to submit your entry for a chance to win a prize from Lilac Lemon Deigns.

Good Luck!

Karla xx

Saturday, 20 November 2010

PTD - Challenge 26: Shaker Card

This weeks challenge at PTD is to create a shaker card. I had never made one before so I had help from my mum and this is what we created:

You have until tomorrow to submit your entry and you could win a set of the new christmas digi stamps from Cardmadfairy's Card Creation.

Good Luck!

Karla xx

PTD - Challenge 25: Sketch Design

I seem to have got my challenge numbers mixed up abit but this one was challenge 25 (all the other challenges need to go down by 1)!

This was last weeks challenge as I'm behind on posting (naughty me!) It was a sketch design challenge and the sketch to work to is this:

And I created this:

I wanted to create a simple card with a simple colour palette (pink, black and white). And I think I did just that!

Karla xx

Thursday, 4 November 2010

PTD - Challenge 25 - Bonfire Night

This weeks challenge at Pear Tree Designs is Bonfire Night!

I found this a hard challenge to do as I have nothing which related to bonfire night until I remembered that years and years ago I bought some Firework Spritzers and they came to the rescue and here is what I created!

I sprayed the spritzers onto black card and outlined with holographic peel offs. I then stuck star paper from the Daisy and Dandelion halloween papers from last year onto my card and placed the black mat on top. I then used monograms from American Crafts to spell 'Party'. Super simple card and you could use the template for any invitation or card.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

PTD - Challenge 24: Halloween

This weeks challenge at Pear Tree Designs is Halloween!

And here is my card!

This weeks sponsor is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps.

Entries to be in by Sunday 4pm!

Good Luck!

Karla xx

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

PTD - Challenge 23: Free For All

This weeks challenge over at Pear Tree Designs is Free For All! All projects must be in by Sunday at 4pm to be in with a chance to win goodies from Lilac Lemon Designs. And here is my DT inspiration:

Karla xx

Happy Halloween!

I haven't done a blog challenge that isn't for my DT duties in so long so I thought this card is such a cute and fun one I'd submit it for some challenges.

Materials used:
  • Papers and cat - all Daisy and Dandelion
  • Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Karla xx

Monday, 11 October 2010

PTD - Challenge 22: Autumn

This weeks challenge at Pear Tree Designs is...


And this is my card:

You have until 4pm on Sunday afternoon to submit your entries! Good Luck!

Karla xx

Thursday, 7 October 2010

PTD - Challenge 21: Good Luck

This week at Pear Tree Designs our challenge is:


So design and submit up to 2 cards by 4pm on sunday to be in with a chance to win a $10 gift certificate from The Character Cafe.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Guest DT - week 2

This week at Pear Tree Designs the challenge is a sketch with a twist! So below is the sketch and you MUST include gems on your card.

So here is my attempt:

Cards must be submitted by 4pm on Sunday and you could win a fairy stamp from Lilac Lemon Designs.

Good luck!

Karla xx

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Fall colours

Just a quick card for
  • for Cutie Sunday challenge (fall colours)
  • Corrosive challenge (clean out the dust)
  • Crafty creations (falling leaves)
Materials used
  • Green card from my stock
  • Orange corrugated card
  • Orange coarse net stuff I found when sorting out
  • Freebie digistamp

Monday, 13 September 2010

Guest DT member!

I've been asked by the lovely Donna at Pear Tree Designs to be a guest DT member for the next month! Excited isn't the word!

So this weeks challenge is ....... Pink! And here is my card:

The challenge only started today and it ends 4pm on sunday so you have plenty of time to get crafting! The winner, chosen at random, will win a selection of girly craftwork card candy from One Stop Card Crafts.

Good Luck!

Karla xx


This is for two challenges:

Materials used:
  • Anitas card
  • Holographic card from Pound Shop
  • Digital image from card mad fairy
  • Digital bloom from Jak Heath
  • Jewels from Lakeland (years ago.)

Barb x

Sunday, 12 September 2010


This card is for two challenges:
Materials used:
  • Anitas card
  • Freebie digital image from inklined coloured with promarkers
  • Papermania card and paper
  • Card candy (coloured) from Craftwork Cards
  • Some spare ribbon
Barb x

Wedding Card

This card is for
Materials used
  • Freebie digital image coloured with pro markers
  • Anitas lilac card
  • Some lilac card punched with Martha Stewart punch
  • Some lilac card embossed with cuttlebug
Barb x

Doggy Card

This card is for

  • Anita card
  • papermania paper and brad
  • digital image coloured with pro markers
  • ribbon from my rubbish bag.

I hope this works as this is the first time I have done a post on my own. My daughter Karla has done previous posts for me so fingers crossed. (She may be impressed when she sees it.)


Saturday, 11 September 2010

Distressed shabby chic

This card is for 3 challenges:

Barb xx


This card is for one challenge:

Not sure what materials were used for this as I'm posting this on behalf of my mum and I haven't got written down what was used to make it.

Barb (posted by Karla!) xx

Black, white and silver

This card is going to be sent to my Aunty who gave me some money to buy some things for my new house so though I could submit it for some challenges too.
Materials used:
  • Pink Petticoat light digi image
  • Backing paper (from stash)
  • Silver card
  • Pink Petticoat Merci sentiment (same collection as light)
  • Kanban gems
  • Papermania bow

Simple card but I think it looks classy and elegant!

Karla xx

Alice in Wonderland

This is an unusual card style for me as I normally do bright, contemporary cards and this just isn't! I think it worked well though.

This is for:
Materials used:
  • Black and red gemstone paper
  • Kraft paper
  • Alice in Wonderland digi image (not sure where from as I got it from my mum)
  • Kanban gems

Karla xx

1 card, a million challenges!

This is for quite a few challenges:
Materials used:
  • Square card
  • Papers from Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose collection
  • Cat digi image from Digi Stamp Boutique
  • Promarkers
  • Forever Friends Pink Parfait sentiment
  • Kanban gems
Karla xx

It's chrissssssstmas!

With christmas only 3 months and 13 weeks away (yes I'm sad and have a countdown clock on my computer!) I thought I'd do another christmas card which is for these challenges:
Materials used:
  • Background paper (papermania, I think)
  • Free digi image which I think is from Pink Gem
  • Gold card
  • Daisy and Dandelion christmas tag
  • Promarkers
  • Glitter Glue
  • Kanban gems

Karla xx

Blue flowers!

This is for 2 challenges:

Materials used:
  • Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose papers
  • Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose sentiment
  • Flower digi image (won from Card Mad Fairy)
  • Kanban gems
  • Little flower gems (can't remember where from)
  • Promarkers

Karla xx

Autumn colours

This card is for the following challenges:
It was made using:
  • Pink Petticoat Lola Rose digi Image
  • Promarkers
  • Daisy and Dandelion sentiment
  • HOTP retro flower paper
  • Green paper (not sure where from)
  • Orange brads
  • Gold card (from a craft show)

Karla xx

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Sparkly tulips!

This card is for 1 challenge:
  • Rainbow Lady's - Sparkle and shine

Materials used:
  • Anitas card blank
  • Pink Petticoat paper
  • Tulips decoupage from Crafts U Print (Janet Briggs)
  • Stickles glitter glue

Barb xx


This is for one challenge:

Materials used:
  • White card blank
  • Paper off flower power CD Rom
  • Butterfly stamped
  • Promarkers

Barb xx

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Drinks on the beach

This card is for the following challenges:

Materials used:
  • Papers (from QVC, can't remember the make)
  • Ribbon (HOTP)
  • Digi imahe (freebie)

Barb xx

Wedding card

This is another card which was made specially for the Pink Petticoat DT search.

But I'm also entering it for one challenge:
Materials used (all Pink Petticoat unless specified):
  • Vintage rose design paper
  • Vintage rose block colour paper
  • 'Happily Ever After' digi image
  • Girly Curly sentiment
  • Pink and green flowers (not PP)
  • Gems (Kanban)
  • Promarkers
  • Glitter glue

Karla xx