Mittwoch, 29. Februar 2012

Whiff of Joy Challenge # 123 - L.E.A.P.

Hi everyone, it's me once again for today, to show you another card. We have a new challenge over at Whiff of Joy Challenges. As you know today is the 29th February, which only happens once every four years, we decided that it was pretty special that our challenge fell on this day! So, our challeng is themed around the word LEAP...

Here is what we want to see on your projects...

L - Lace
E - Easel Card
A - Animal
P - Pink
We are sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp for this challenge who are offering an amazing $25 credit voucher for the Simon Says Stamp store to the winner.

For my card I used one of the supercute new Henry images available at Whiff of Joy.

I coloured sweet Henry with big flower with Distress Inks.

The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy as well.

With this card I want to join following challenges;

Simon Says - anything goes
Deep Ocean - Spring
Paper Shelter - Fancy Folds
Celebrate the Occasion - Birthday and Bling
Die Cutting Divas - Fabric and Feathers or Flowers

Well, have a wonderful day now.
Hugs, Karina

Crafts and Me Challenge # 73 - Pretty in Lace

Hi everyone! Hey... do you know what day we have today?? A day who comes only all four years... the 29th  February. Lucky those who have their birthday today as they have the chance to celebrate it this year. I know a little girl who has and am sure she might be very happy today :o)

Well, over to our new challenge we have at Crafts and Challenges. We want to see


Did you already see all the gorgeous new images Crafts and Me just released? I used one of them for my card I made for our challenge. It is Mary Masquerade by the amazing artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith. And I also used one of the new Digital Papers available at Crafts and Me now. It is Floral Fantasy 6x6

Doesn't she look amazing with her green hair?

Check back later for another new challenge starting today!
Bye for now...

Sonntag, 26. Februar 2012

Paper Sundaes Challenge # 109 - Circles

Hi everyone, how are you doing? Hope fine! Today we have a new challenge over at Paper Sundaes. We want to see


I made an round easel card and used one of my still unused Maggies. I love how she sits there on this clock. It is not nessecary that your card haves a round shape. You also can use circles on a square shape. It is up to you. So we look forward to see what you create. For more inspiration also check the other fabulous DT creations.

With my card I want to join following challenges:

TOMIC - Friendship and Doohickeys
Simply Magnolia - Bling and Bows
Totally Tilda - Die Cuts and Punches
Crafty Catz - something with 'B' - Butterflies
Cute Card Thursday - Winged Things

Hugs, Karina

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 82 - Spring Zing

This weeks theme is:

Your challenge is to make your creation as bright and 
springy as  you possibly can!

We'd like to announce the arrival of some fabulous
New Releases in Kenny's Kid Nation range.

This weeks sponsors are Kenny K Downloads
who has the winner's choice of 5 digital stamps to give

and Crafty Ribbons too.
The winner will receive

Samstag, 25. Februar 2012

Bubble Fun

Hi everyone! Right now I am really very hooked on monochromatic colouring, especially grey tones and sepia, like I coloured this sweet image from Wags'n Whiskers called Bubble Fun. I love the result. I added a little bit of pink to give a tiny accent. I coloured this cutie with Distress Inks.

As background paper I used Basic Grey's Kissing Booth. The little hearts are from this papers as well, I just cut them out and added them as an embellishment. The Swirls are Magnolia DooHickey's Heart Swirl and to decorate the corners I used some Flat Backed Pearls. As an additional decoration I addes some Marianne D flowers and Mini Open Roses.

Here's a close up of the image...

All those items I used for this card are available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Freitag, 24. Februar 2012

Pre-Order of the New Magnolia Collection

Great news!!! The new Magnolia Collection Princes & Princesses are now available for pre-ordering at Bunny Zoe's Crafts!!

princes and princesses feb 2012

Autumn Colours at Make it Colourful

Hi my dear friends and visitors. Today I have the big honour to join the new Make it Colourful challenge as a guest. How great is this? I were so happy when they asked me to join. And of course I said yes as I love those digis they have. There is also a little questionnaire about me, if you like to read just make a jump to Make it Colourful.

I chosed two images to play with. The first one is Metal Shroom I used as background. In front you can see Racing Rick. Aren't they so great? I love them and I think they go so well together. For getting a better look at the image and my colouring just click on the pic below.

I coloured my image with Copics.

Thank you so much Zoe and Tracy for this big honour!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 22. Februar 2012

Black and White Colouring

Hi everyone my dear friends and visitors. How are you doing? Just fine I hope. I must confess that I really got hooked by black and white or monochrome colouring. And I wanted to give it a try at one of my favourite images by Crafts and Me, at Janna Prosvirina's Clematis. And I love the result. What about you? I coloured her with Distress Inks. I also love this sentiment from Whimsy Stamps. It is so accurate.

I combined a bit of yellow touch for the background of the image as this way it doesn't look to much like a sympathy card.

Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Dienstag, 21. Februar 2012

Corner Bookmark

Hi everyone, today I want to show you a little corner bookmark I made with one of those sweet High Hopes stamps. This one is called Lockheart Bear. Isn't he too cute? He haves the perfect size for making those bookmarks. I love them for using by myself and they are always a very welcomed little gift for someone who loves to read books.
I coloured this cutie with Copics. The papers I used for the background are My Minds Eye Lost & Found Madison Avenue. The heart border is Magnolia DooHickey Romantic Lace. And as an additional accent I added a made with love heart charm.
And for those who want to try out to make a corner bookmark, I made a tutorial for you which you can find HERE on my blog. 

All those items I used to make my bookmark are available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for looking! Your visits and comments means a lot for me!!
Hugs, Karina

Montag, 20. Februar 2012

Flowers for you

Hi everyone, I even have a third card to show you today... I made it for the new TOMIC challenge where they ask for a receipe: 3 patterned papers, 2 embellishments (or more), 1 image. Those of you who know my cards know that I mostly use more than two embellishements on my cards :o).

Here is a close up of the image, I coloured it with Distress Inks...

Beside of TOMICI want to join following challenges with my card:

Wild Orchid - White plus one
Deep Ocean - Pink and Brown

Have a wonderful and sunny day!
Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 19. Februar 2012

Paper Sundaes Challenge # 108 - Birthday

Hi my dear friends and fellow crafters. Today is the perfect day to craft and creative projects; it is rainy and grey outside... where I definitely prefer to stay at home on my craft desk :o). If you want to be challenged we have another new challenge at Paper Sundaes as well. With quite an easy theme...


And we're sponsored by the wonderful Lili of the Valley, therefore the DT used an image from them to work with for this challenge. I love those images, they're so sweet and fun to work with. Here's my card, I used some pink and creme again as I love this combo. Take a look at the other fabulous DT creations as well to get some more inspiration.

A close up of the image...

and from the banner of canvas...

With this card I want to join following challenges:

Saturday Challenge - 3 in a row (Ribbon, Swirls, Gems)
Card Makin Mamas - Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz - Favourite Things (Flowers)
Totally Papercrafts - Ribbons and / or Bows
Aud Sentiments - use the word Happy
Cute Card Thursday - Flower Power
Paper Crafting Journey - Make it Cute
Southern Girls - so Distressed
Creatalicious - All about Lace
Sundays with Crissy - Happy Birthday
Crafty Creations - warm and cuddly Teddy Bears
Divas by Design - Wings and Things
Little Darlings - Fave embellishments (flowers)
Simon Says - Tag it

Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs, Karina

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 81 - Emboss it

Hi everyone! Hope you're doing fine. Today we have a new challenge for you over at Kenny K's Girlz Challenges. We have following theme for you


either dry or wet embossing, this is up to you. For my card I used the image Naughty Nurse which I love so much. So great for a get well card. I have this special sickness and accident related papers for quite some time already and used it now for the first time. It is perfect for this image.

Here you can see my embossing. I embossed some parts of this frame.

There is an amazing prize up for grabs again and here is what you could win.....

5 Digi's from Kenny K's Downloads

and Marianne Design 
is giving away this lot....
A clear stamps and a fancy edge die and pack of ribbons. from there popular ranges.

For more information on new release's from Marianne Design please follow them on

With this card I want to join following challenges:

Challenge up your life - Get well soon
Card Craft Circle - To Die for
Crafty Ann - Bold Colours
Crafty Catz - Favourite Things (Die Cuts)
Hot Shot Crafts - One for the Boys
Craft us Crazy - Favourite Embellishment (Die Cuts) or Colour
Sarah Hurley - Die Cuts

Have a wonderful day! 
Hugs, Karina

Samstag, 18. Februar 2012


Hi everyone! Today I want to share a card with you I made with one of the newest images from Sweet Pea Stamps by Rachel Anderson. It is called 'Opalite' and comes with three other fabulous images on Plate # 201.

The papers I used are from K&C, and the dies are Memory Box and Spellbinders. I coloured the image with Copics.


Have a magical day everyone!
Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 15. Februar 2012

Crafts and Me Challenge # 71 - Distressing

Hello again :o)... Today I can show you a second card, made for the new Crafts and Me Challenge where we have the theme


Here is what I made... love how it turned out; I used Belladonna by the fabulous artist Janna Prosvirina from Crafts and Me.

Here is a close up of this image... I wanted to add some glitter to the wings but forgot...

With this card I want to join following challenges:

Southern Girls - so Distressed
Creatalicious - all about lace
Divas by Design - Wings and Things
Flutter by Wednesday - Anything with Wings
Rubys Rainbow - Vintage
Truly Scrumptious - all creatures great and small
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - 3 Layers
Oldie but a Goodie - Lace
Top Tip Tuesday - Mythical, Magjcal, Fantasy
Incy Wincy - Receipe
Paper Creations Ink - Receipe
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes

Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Whiff of Joy Challenge # 123 - Jane's Sketch

Hi everyone, after a long cold period we got quite some snow today... I am lucky for not having to work today as I don't like much to drive my car while there's snow on the roads.

Today we have a new challenge over at Whiff of Joy Challenges. And we have a sketch for you to work with. Jane created a fabulous sketch wich is fun to work with. Here you can see what I made...

I used this fabulous digi image by Whiff of Joy, MJ Henry... love it!

I coloured him with Copics. And here is the Sketch:

Hey, and just take a look at the new release of Whiff of Joy which is available from today. They have gorgeous new springlike Henry images.

With this card I want to join following challenges:

Fab'n Funky - try something new (adding a photo as background)
Little Darlings - fave embellishment (lace and ribbon)
Penny's - anything goes
Truly Scrumptious - all creatures great & small
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Digital Tuesday - use your stash
Art with no boundaries - let the dancer in you escape
Crafty Cardmakers - Monochrom
Cupcake Crafts - Entwined
Kaboodle Doodles - Masculine
Love to Create - Buttons and Bows
Hugs, Karina

Dienstag, 14. Februar 2012

Deep Down The Sea

Hi dear Sweet Pea Stamps Lovers, and those who will in future... sooner or later you will love those gorgeous images! Most of you may know the gorgeous images by the amazing artist ching-chou kuik's as beautiful women portraits. But did you already have seen those fabulous animal images by her? Today I want to show you one of it, Seahorse. It is available as a single stamp, but also on Plate # 79 together with three other beautiful animal images. 

I love those images so much as they are so much fun to colour. I coloured the Seahorses with Copics. I think the needed some bold colours. The papers I used as background are Imaginations. First I wanted to make a more clean and simple card with this image. I think this would look great as well, and perhaps the image would get a better focus. Will try next time. 

Here is a close up of the image...

Thank you so much for your visit.

Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Montag, 13. Februar 2012

Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge # 21 - Celebration

Hi my lovely friends! Hope you had a good start into the new week! Today we have a new challenge over at Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenges. We have an easy theme this month. We want to see your


I am sure you have something to celebrate. Show us what it is. To get some more inspiration just check the other fabulous DT creations. We look very much forward to your projects.

The card I made is for a lovely friends birthday... a belated birthday card... shame on me. But I hope she will like it nevertheless. 

Aren't those birdies so cute? They are cardinals, which would be red, but I preferred to colour them yellow-brown :o)

A close up of the lovely little key charm...

Receipe of my card:

All those items are available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts!

Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Sonntag, 12. Februar 2012

Paper Sundaes Challenge # 107 - Sundae Bar

Hi everyone, hope you had a wonderful Sunday so far. Today we have a new challenge over at Paper Sundaes. And we have a yummy Sundae Bar again. We want to see at least two of the following...


With my card I managed to use all four. I made a Gatefold card with an Elisabeth Bell image from Sweet Pea Stamps. The design team worked with Elisabeth's images as she is our sponsor for this challenge.

A close up of this sweet image...

And here you can see the inside of my card...

Now we look forward to see what you create.

With this card I want to join following challenges;
Elisabeth Bell's World - Love and Hearts
Fab'n Funky - Love is in the Air
Little Darlings - Fave Embellishments (Flowers)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Fairytale - Love, love, love
Deep Ocean - Love you
Top Tip Tuesday - Valentine
Crafting when we can - Love / Valentines
Dream Valley - Valentines
One Stitch at a time - anything goes
Sentimental Sunday - shaped cards
The Squirrel and the Fox - Valentines Day

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 80 - 3 Red Hearts

This weeks challenge is
"3 Red Hearts"
your project must show at least 3 red hearts!

and the Prizes are:
Kenny K. will be giving this weeks winner a wonderful, 5 Digital stamps of the winners choice from his store.
and also we have

with a wonderful 2 digital paper sets of the winner's choice!

So bring out your hearts and get krafty with us at Kenny K's Challenge Blog :))
Wish you all a wonderful sunday :)

Samstag, 11. Februar 2012

Two Hearts that beat as One

Hi my dear friends and visitors. Today I want to share a special card with you. Special because I am very glad how it turned out. Aren't thos love birdies so cute? I also used the new Magnolia papers for this card which I love so much. To give it a Shabby Chic touch I distressed the edges and added some crackle paint to it.

Here you can see a close up of the image...

and of the love post mark...

With this card I want to join following challenges;

TOMIC - Sketch and Edwin
Just Magnolia - Pink, Pearls and Lace
Magnolialicious Highlites - Vintage / Shabby Chic
Cute Card Thursday - Pink Valentine
Magnolia-Licious - Foto Inspiration
Stamp with fun - Love

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! It is still so brrrrrrrr cold here and got some more snow today... can't wait for spring and warmer temperatures...

Big hugs, Karina

Donnerstag, 9. Februar 2012


Hi everyone... today I want to show you a card I made with this fabulous image 'Rosemary' from Karen Middletons Rag Doll Designs. She is soooo beautiful, don't you think so? I had this background paper from K& C for a while already and wanted to make a card with it soon. So I thought why not give her some blue/green hair to combine with this papers. And I really love it. I coloured her with Distress Inks. 

This gorgeous image is available as a single stamp, and together with three other beautiful portraits on Plate # 184. The sentiment is from Sweet Pea Stamps as well.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina