Sonntag, 29. Januar 2012

Holding your Heart

Hi my dear friends and visitors. Today I have something else to show you. You know, I mostly join the TOMIC challenge, and so I want this week as well. They want to see an oval card with embossing this time. I decided to make a small card and although this is something out of my comfort zone I quite like the result. Isn't this Maggie just the cutest?

Here's a close up of the image..

Beside of TOMIC I want to join following other challenges;

Simply Magnolia - Hearts and Love
Totally Tilda - Pink and Red and Valentines
Magnolia-licious - Foto Inspiration
Magnolia-licioushighlites - anything goes
Cupcake Craft - all you need is love

Have a wonderful start into the new week!
Hugs, Karina

Paper Sundaes Challenge # 105 - Valentines

Hi everyone, hope you're doing fine and have had a wonderful Sunday so far. Mine was ok, still tired and of low energy after my flu, but it's going better and better now. 

Today we have a new challenge over at Paper Sundaes. We have a theme you will love, and which is quite popular right now... yes...


Show us your love and Valentines projects. We look forward to see what you come with. To get some inspirations just take a look at the other gorgeous DT creations. Our sponsor for this week is Thickled Pink, so each member of our DT were creating with one of their amazing images. I used one of their new and so lovely Lil Greek Gods collection; Orpheus Kellita, isn't she so beautiful? I used non traditional Valentines colours. 

And now... I still have a winner to announce!!! 
Yes, as I mentioned on our Birthday Blog Hop I am giving away a little prize as well. And the lucky winner is... drawn via

No. 17 - Angelwhispers

Big congratulations, Chanelle!! Well done! Please contact me at celtic.rose (at) with your adress details so that I can send you out your small prize.

Have a wonderful rest of the day and a good start into the new week!
Hugs, Karina

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 78 and NEW RELEASE

We have some more ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!! new releases to show case for you this week!
Pop on over to Kenny K Downloads to see the all in the raw.

This weeks sponsors 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

This weeks prize from Go Kreate who are offering 4 die sets worth £55 !!!
This weeks challenge is
  "Off to work we go!"
Your challenge is to create a project for Someone leaving,
 Retiring or maybe even returning after a long spell on leave.

or No Flower's!
Just as it say's No Flowers ANYWHERE!!!

Freitag, 27. Januar 2012

Sabine watching the snow fall

Hi dear fellow crafters. Hope you're doing fine. I'm a bit better in the meanwhile, after six days knocked off!!! I managed to make a card again today... yay! The one I made I will show you on Sunday. Thank you so much for your get well wishes! I cannot remember when I was of so low energy because of a flu like this time... not nice, really not nice. But bit by bit I belong to the living ones again...

But today I want to show you a wintery card I made some days ago, with this cutie stamp from Stampavie by Sarah Kay 'Sabine watching the snow fall'. Isn't she so sweet standing behind a window watching outside. 

I coloured her with Copics and framed it with Nellie's Choice Frame die multi rectangle. I added a sentiment by Whimsy Stamps from the Winter Seals collection. The papers I used for the background are Basic Grey Out of Print 6x6. The border behind the image is die cutted with Magnolia Tilda Lace Die. As an extra accent I added some flowers, put  a beautiful paper doily behind the image and added some flat backed pearls.

The most of the items I used for this card are available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
Bunny Zoe's Crafts

With this card I want to join following challenge;

Scraphouse Challenge - Snow

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 25. Januar 2012

Red Riding Hood

Hi everyone, hope you're doing fine... better than me, as I am fighting with a bad flu since four days which doesn't allows me to do anything, not a tiny little colouring or glueing some papers togehter... nothing... I cannot remember feeling that aweful lately, just lying around, watching some TV and sleeping. Well, luckily I worked ahead with my cards and can show you a new one today nevertheless. At least I manage to post it, when I cannot do anything else. 

Well, the card I show you today I made with this gorgeous new image from Crafts and Me by the fabulous artist Zindy Nielsen called 'Red Riding Hood'. Well... mine is more Blue Riding Hood :o). I think this background paper by Prima is just perfect for her. The colouring is made with Distress Inks.

Have a wonderful day everyone!
Hugs, Karina

Montag, 23. Januar 2012

Family Portrait

Hi dear Sweet Pea Stamps lovers like I am. Today I want to show you a card I made with the gorgeous image Steampunk Doll by our fabulous artist Meredith Dillman. She is available together with another amazing image on Plate # 87

Here is a close up of the image, I coloured it with Copics. The papers I used are from my stash. I had it already quite some time unused. I thought it is the perfect one to this image. 

Don't miss our Valentine Sale going on right now! So many gorgeous stamps for a nice prize! Take a look at it, you don't want to miss it.

Hope you enjoyed your visit today. Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 22. Januar 2012

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 77 - Get your Bling on

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge. We have a theme the most of you will love :o)


So get your goodies out and go on... the more sparkly the better. We look very forward what you will show us. Of course we have great goodies to win... look...

Our sponsors are:

Kenny K.

with 5 Digis of the winners choice



with the whole new paper collection Simpley Grunge which looks so great!

Here you can see my card I created, using Devilish Donna

I coloured her with Copics. And I added some Sparkle to her wings and hair.

I sew some wide lace to the background which I did the first time, and quite like how it turned out. It is some worldwide famous Swiss St. Galler lace.

As Valentines isn't far away anymore I made a love themed card out of it. Hope you like it.

With this card I want to join following challenges:
Corrosive Challenges - I heart you
Sentimental Sunday - Die Cuts plus Sentiment
Crafty Pad - Something for the Boys
Colour me Creative - Frosty and Cold Colours
Crafty Calendar - New News (the lace is new)
SSDS Challenge - Have a Heart
Card Makin Mamas - something old (the paper)
Poodles Parlour - Valentines / Love
Stampin for the Weekend - something old (the paper)

Have a wonderful Sunday peeps!
Hugs, Karina

Freitag, 20. Januar 2012

Introducing Bella

Look this cute little bear holding a heart shaped balloon in his hands... isn't this the perfect Valentines image? Not only, it is very useful for other occasions as well like birthdays, weddings and more.

I coloured Bella with Copics. The background papers are from Authentique. The heart border die is from Magnolia and for the corners I used a die from Sizzix.

This sweetie is called Bella and is from the fabulous artist Conie Fong, available at Sweet Pea Stamps on plate # 198 together with three other cute images. But you can have Bella as single stamp as well. Conie Fong's new sheet is on pre-order now to a nice price! 

Have a wonderful rest of the week!
Hugs, Karina

Donnerstag, 19. Januar 2012

You're my no. 1

Hi everyone, today I want to show you a Valentines card I made with a non love related stamp. I used a Magnolia stamp from the Winner takes it all collection called Winner Tilda. And I think she fits perfect to say someone I love 'you're my no. 1'. This stamp is even on Sale right now with 25 % off! And many other ones of this collection as well. I coloured in black and white tones this time with Distress Inks. The papers I used are from the gorgeous Lost and Found collection from My Minds Eye called Madison Avenue. I love those papers, they belong to my favourites.

I made the card with the sketch of TOMIC

Here's a close up of the image

I hide a little tag behind the image. I cut it with the Magnolia Doohickey die Scalloped Tag with a self stamped sentiment.

And here another pic :o)

I also decorated the inside of the card with papers from the same collection.

Other goodies I used are:

All those items are available at the Bunny Zoe's Crafts Shop

Bunny Zoe's Crafts

With this card I want to join following challenges:

TOMIC - Sketch and fabric
Magnolia Down Under - Black and White image
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Valentine Inspired
Crafty Creations - Valentines
Paper Play - Ribbon every which way
Delightful Challenges - Distressed / Vintage 

Have a wonderful rest of the week!
Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 18. Januar 2012

Whiff of Joy Challenge # 121 - Love is in the Air

Hi everyone my dear friends and fellow crafters. I hope you had a wonderful week so far. Mine was fine and I am looking forward now to my two days off... yay!! 

Today we have a new challenge over at Whiff of Joy Challenges. And you will guess what theme we have... yeah right...


So the best possibility to create a wonderful card for your hubby, boyfriend, partner or who else you want to say you are in love with. And hey... soon it is Valentines...Your project haven't to be Valentine themed, it can be anything with love. The only requirement is to use a Whiff of Joy stamp on your creation. We look very much forward seeing what you create. You have the chance to win a 15 % discount on your next order at Whiff of Joy

Here is what I made. I used my fave Henry... isn't he too cute hanging on this heart shaped balloon. I paper pieced the ballon.

With this card I want to join following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Valentine
Little Darlings - Favourite Colour (Pink)
Crafter Companions - Love is in the air
Joanna Sheen - Celebrations
Just Tracy's Crafts - Love is in the Air
Pretty Little Ribbon - Be my Valentine
Reasonable Ribbon - Valentine's Day
Sunday with Crissy - Beat the Mid-Winter Blues
The Craft Garden - Monochrom
Scrap Creations - Die Cuts

Have a wonderful day now!
Hugs, Karina

Dienstag, 17. Januar 2012

A Warm Fuzzy Hug

Hi dear friends and fellow crafters! Here is another one of those cute little new stamps Sweet Pea Stamps just released, by the fabulous artist Elisabeth BellWhen I saw this cute image for the first time I knew I have to create something in spring colours. I coloured this sweetie called 'A Warm Fuzzy Hug' with Copics. She is on pre-order now. The background papers are Websters Page. 

Here's a close-up of the image

With this card I want to join following challenges:

Elisabeth Bell's World - 3 in a row (flowers, lace, pearls)

I wish you a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 15. Januar 2012

Paper Sundaes Birthday Blog Hop

Hi dear friends and visitors. It is time to celebrate!!!! Paper Sundaes Challenges is celebrating its 2nd birthday today... wowie already such a long time. How great is this? I am sure you will agree this is a good occasion to celebrate. 

We do this in form of a Blog Hop. When you come along each DT member you need to leave a comment on each blog. And important; each teamie have a hidden word, you need to pick them up and write us the phrase for being eligible to win our main prize! Mine is CHALLENGE.

When you come from Julie you are on the right track. If you came here directly you may start the hop at the Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog.

Some of the teamies have some prizes to give away as well. And so have I, I will draw a secret prize from all my commentators!! 

And we have several main prizes when you made the whole hop and show us a creation to our theme for this week;

Favourite Past Challenge

For my card I took our challenge # 85 - decorate the inside. I used one of the fabulous Sweet Pea Stamps called Waiting at Dawn

Here you can see the decorated inside:

So, now continue the hop at Kat's Blog. She will have another wonderful creation to show you. And don't forget to pick the hidden words from each blog!

Thank you so much for joining us. Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs, Karina

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 76 - Bow-Dacious

Hi everyone, over at Kenny K. Krafty Girlz Challenge we have a new challenge for you today. Just check what Team B created to the theme and let yourself inspiring. We look forward to see what you will show us.

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz

This weeks Sponsors are..

5 Digital stamps of the winners choice from his store.

and also we have

who are offering 4 die sets Worth £55, (AMAZING ! ). 

Samstag, 14. Januar 2012


Hi my dear friends and fellow stamp lovers. This week I want to join the TOMIC challenges again and the theme is Monochromatic Pink and a Bow. As Valentines is coming nearer and nearer it had to be a Valentines card.

For my card I used following items, all available at the Bunny Zoe's Crafts shop;

'Valentino' from the new Magnolia collection Sweet Crazy Love

Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Besides of the TOMIC challenge I want to join following challenges with my card:

Charizma Cardz - Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly - Die Cute
Do You Stack up - Photo Inspiration
Truly Scrumptious - Shabby Pastels & Paint

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Hugs, Karina

Montag, 9. Januar 2012

Wild Pink Thing

Hi dear friends, hope you had a good start into the new week. Hey know what? Today we have a new challenge over at Bunny Zoe's Crafts! We have a photo inspiration for you. Just go and take a look at it, and the other gorgeous DT creations as well. Here is the card I made for it. 

Here's a close-up of the image... I added a little real bow to the one of the image...

A tag is hidden behind the image, when you take it out this is what you can see...

Just look those gorgeous pink heart pins... love them!

Here's a list of supplies I used for my card, all available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Now it is your turn to show us your creations. We look forward to see you joining us. You have the chance to win a GBP 25.00 to spend at Bunny Zoe's Crafts. Or a guest design spot for the next challenge. How great is this?

With this card I want to join following challenges;

Totally Tilda - Thank you
Cupcake Crafts - something new
Magnolia Down Under - anything goes
Lexis Creations - anything goes
Crazy Challenge - Lace and Pearls
Cutie Pie - Ribbons and Lace
The Ribbon Reel - Pink Polka Dots
Sketchy Colours - Purple and Grey
CES - anything goes
Pink Gem Challenge - Photo Inspiration
Cute Card Thursday - What's New (new stamp)

Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 8. Januar 2012

Paper Sundaes Challenge # 102 - Saturated Colours

It's me again today... with another challenge starting today over at Paper Sundaes. And know what?? We have a wonderful sponsor this week; Saturated Canary!! The DT were lucky to get a Digi from Krista to work with. She haves so lovely images. Related to our sponsor we want to see


Here is my card I made, the first one I used a Digi of Saturated Canary. They are so much fun to work with. I  used Sprocket the Steampunk Aviator. Isn't she too cute. I love those images. Don't they have so lovely hair?

Here's a close up of the picture. I coloured it with Copics.

With this card I want to join following challenges:

Gingerloft - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - use Embellishments
The Squirrel and the Fox - anything new (the Digi is new to me)
Challenge up your life - Bingo (flowers, ribbon, swirls)
Crazy for Challenges - something new (this Digi)
CES - anything goes
One Stop Crafting - Bingo (flowers, ribbon, distressing)
Card Crafters Circle - make it colourful
Card Making Mamas - something new (this Digi)
Delicious Doodles - something new (this Digi)
Fairytale - something new (this Digi)

Have a wonderful rest of the day.
Big hugs, Karina

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 75 - New Beginnings

Hi everyone, here we go with the first challenge over at the Kenny K'. Krafty Girlz Challenge for this new year. No wonder we want to see


The DT shows you examples with the newest release of Kenny K.. For my card I used Popstar and Anime Rocker.

Well, it is up to you now. Join us for get the chance to win a fabulous prize. We look forward to see what you create.

Here's a close up of the image.  For the first time I merged two Digis together... yay... this is soooo much fun.  How do you like? I am sure it will not be the last time I do so... :o)

Big hugs,

Mittwoch, 4. Januar 2012

Whiff of Joy Challenge # 120 - Charms and Bling

Hi everyone, after a longer lasting challenge last time we have a new theme for you today over at Whiff of Joy Challenges. We start the new year with following we would love to see on your creations


For my card I used one of my fave stamps of Whiff of Joy, this cute littel icebear. The coloration is made with Distress inks. I wanted to try out a little different colour combination this time; ice blue together with red. And I quite like how it turned out. The sentiment I used in German is from Whiff of Joy as well.

Here you can see a close up of the image. I surrounded the edges of the images with little stamped snowflakes.

Here you can see this little cute snowman charm I used on my card. Isn't he too sweet? I thought it would fit well to this card.

Well, it is your turn now. Show us your charms and bling and join us to get the chance to win a fabulous prize.

Have a magical week.
Hugs, Karina

Dienstag, 3. Januar 2012

Furry Little Angel

Hi dear Sweet Pea Stamps lovers. How are you doing. Hope fine and you had a wonderful festive season, just as I had... but way too much eaten... :o).

Not many of you may know that I am a big cat lover. I have three little furry friends by myself. So these days I made a card with this super cute angel cat image by Karen Middleton. Isn't this little furry angel too sweet? I fell so much in love with it. It is availabel on Plate # 135 together with another adorable image. The sentiment I used is from Sweet Pea as well. I think this way it would fit perfect for a Valentines card as well.

I coloured the image with Distress Inks and added some Stickles Frosted Lace on the cats wings. The papers I used are by Basic Grey.

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

I want to thank you for your visits and much apprechiated comments on my blog in 2011. This is my inspiration and this keeps me going on. What would sharing my creations be without you. It would only be half of the fun. So thank you so much!

Magical wishes,


Sonntag, 1. Januar 2012

My favourites in 2011

Hi my dear friends and fellow crafters. Welcome in the 2012... hope you all had a good change of the years. As for me... we had some guests for dinner last night, played some games and laughed a lot. It got late... uhhmm... I mean early... teehee... so still a bit tired now.

I found it a wonderful idea what I saw on some blogs, a review of the 2011's creations. So I chose my favourites of a month as well... not that easy though... but here they are... have fun looking...













Well, on some cards I had the feelings I just made them few weeks ago... but I don't mean the December ones... really incredible how fast the old year went through.

Have a wonderful rest of the first day of the New Year!!
Big hugs, Karina