Saturday, April 27, 2013

New Stampin' Up! Blog

Hi all, Just letting you know that I am not going to be updating this blog anymore as I have set up my new blog on the Stampin' Up! website. I found that due to a name change to keep in touch through Facebook I am no longer going to be using Cards by Karen anymore. Here is a link to my new blog which I would be very happy to have my followers follow me through this avenue:- Hope you will pop over for a visit and leave me some nice comments too :) Thank you all so much for popping into this blog to check out my projects and although I will no longer be posting here I will definitely be updating the new one, hopefully on a regular basis.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Catching Up With New Cards

Hi all,

I have been busy making a few cards of late but haven't got around to putting them up here yet and as Blogger has changed I will see if I am doing this right.

I took this pic with my iPhone and am now having trouble adding my watermark to it so I think from now on I will revert back to my camera until I can work out what I am doing wrong.

So here is one of the recent cards I made using some new items that I have ordered for myself as a new Demonstrator:-

This one is out of my comfort zone as I do not normally work with yellows but when I teamed Daffodil Delight with Pool Party and Crumb Cake I think it worked very well.

Now I have used the Sale-a-Bration set "Pretty Petites" and the new Petite Curly Label which matches beautifully and no fiddly cutting out.  I have also layered them on the Curly Label punch as well which has also matched perfectly. 

Now the other stamp set I used is called "Petite Pairs" and I have stamped inside the card as well with ...begin with you!  I am also a huge fan of polka dots so have teamed it up with Daffodil Delight Polka Dot Parade DSP. 

This card was also made with an old Mojo Monday (#147) sketch and also where I go for inspiration.  I love these sketches a lot and have so many scribbled in a book with so many ideas, if only I can find the time to make them all!!!

That's it for now and hopefully I can get my issues sorted out and be back with heaps more.

Happy stamping,

Sunday, March 17, 2013

I'm Back - And Some News To Share!!

Well, well, well - I have finally managed to get back into this blog and since it has been so long I forgot my username and password and spent the best bit of the morning trying to figure it out and get back in to update it.

I am also going to do a new look as well but that might take me a little longer as I seem to have forgotten everything that I used to be a whiz with before.

When I have this all sorted I promise I will be back, hopefully on a regular basis, and you can see that I have in fact still been crafting, although not too often.

Also as the title suggests I have some exciting news to share (drum roll, please!!!) - I am a brand new Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, yay!!!  I have only just signed up a couple of weeks ago but am taking it slow for now and being more of a hobbyist but I do have a couple of customers so that's good too.

So there we have it - now just to remember how to do my watermarks on my projects then I will be up and running again.

Thanks for your patience and also for putting up with my general slackness but this is the year for new beginnings.

Also along with the list of forgotten, things no surprises, but I have also forgotten how to add my signature so for now I will just sign off with my name.

Happy Stamping,