Wednesday, February 26

A birthday card for Harvey

Luckily Harvey does not use Facebook or anything so I doubt he will see this.  Its my Harvey's 11th Birthday Saturday!  Where has the time gone?? I can not believe my son is 11 soon.

He is like most boys and mad on games.  Minecraft, Terraria, Plants vs Zombies to name a few... so I made him this game card.  I used the Fancy Label Accordion  I am such a donut!  thanks to Karen B for pointing out I used the Circle Accordion card from Karen Burniston and a selection of pictures from all his favourite games.

We are having a nice family trip planned for Saturday and going to The Harry Potter Experience :)

Tuesday, February 18

Sending a hug

Sometimes you need to send a hug and I wanted to send this one to a little girl who is in my son Caiden's class who got poorly at the weekend and ended up having her appendix out last night!

I've delivered the card, I am not sure if its received yet or not but I thought I would share.

A quick pivot card using the Katie Pivot and a cute Penny Black hedgehog.

I also used a Memory Box die called Precious Hearts and an old Boofle
Embossing folder.

Inside is again very simple with a sentiment and a Penny Black
border stamp.

I hope this will bring a little smile to her face when she opens it

Monday, February 17

Sitting on the bench?

If you have been sitting on the bench about the Karen Burniston Bench pop it up! then get off the bench and order yours now!  This die is adorable and you can make pretty or cute little scenes with a few decorator props.  I decided to team mine up with the All Season Tree and a couple of stamps.  

The cute little bird is from Kaisercraft stamp set, the same one I used on my owl card yesterday.  The fox
was a purchase made from the states and it is a Papertrey Inc design.

The grass comes with the bench, and the cloud comes with the tree.  Talking trees us
designers on the KB challenge team had been laughing about the "Tree Police" coming 
to get us, since a couple of us had used all three leaves in the tree set... life's too short for leaf sorting!! LOL
The flower is part of the tree set too.  And Finally the flourish at the front and the shape at the top is from the very lovely Agatha Edges.

All materials apart from green spot and Fox are from Crafts U Love.

Karen has shot a video showing how to use the bench

Sunday, February 16

Double High Katie Pivot

Hi Friends
Thanks for stopping by.  As soon as Karen Burniston posted her tutorial for the Double High Katie Pivot I knew I wanted to have a go.  But with a busy schedule this week I haven't had much time to play after work.

I also wanted to play with my Kaisercraft Stamp set and zig chalk pen so I managed to combine all these things into this one card.  Oh and I used a Penny Black sentiment for the inside too.

Well if you haven't guess by now I LOVE LOVE LOVE bright colours and I love Orange :)
I had this piece of orange bazzill kicking about and I think it was close to me so I used it.

I also needed something to add interest to the left hand corner so I used a Hero Arts stamp and some white embossing powder.  The Agatha Edges are so useful and I used the flourish from that set too.

Check out Karen's video tutorial HERE
she will show you how simple it is to make this DOUBLE HIGH card.
Watch til the end and you will get to meet the real "Katie"  awww one of her cute dogs

On this close up you can better see the owl, the wording and my new Chalk Pen and those cute little glittered dots.

All materials from Crafts U Love
I'd love it if you do order online please mention you were inspired to shop
by Caz's post. :)

Materials Used :

Elizabeth Craft Designs/Karen Burniston Katie Label Pivot
ECD/KB Agatha Edges
Zig Chalk Pen in white
Watercoloured with Distress Inks
Hero Arts letter stamp
Versamark ink pad
White Embossing Folder
Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine stamps & Grin paper
Penny Black Truly Great stamps
Black Versafine Ink
Do Crafts Silver Dots
Green Spot paper - my own stash

Monday, February 10

Just how simple it is to make a pivot card

Who is that person talking with the terrible voice??  Me?? Opps!!  I am yet to meet anyone who likes their own voice on camera, but hey ho!

Now this is a quick video showing you just how simple it is to make a pivot card.  It really is a case of cut your card, fold and die cut.

Don't believe me?  Well have a look and promise me you wont laugh too much or count my "ums".


February's Designer Challenge for Karen Burniston

Hello again!

So soon?  Another card??  I am doing so well this year at blogging aren't I?  I hope you are impressed.

So reason I am back is today is the day that we can share our "Designer Challenge" cards made for the monthly challenges at Karen Burnistons Blog.

So first brief was to make a card using one of the three pivot dies.  These pivot dies are so easy its unbelievable! I think I have used all the pivots already.  Butterfly, Heart and Katie.  if you scroll back you will see them all posted already.

On this card I have used the Butterfly Pivot and Butterfly Accessory
dies too. The outside of the card is very subtle and soft and meanwhile.....

Inside there is a party going on!
I used a beautiful flowery paper and it seemed to attract  more butterflies!

I embossed the butterflies with one of Karen's Sizzix embossing folders
on a cream card and then swiped a light pink paint over the embossing to pick up the detail.
Stick on pearls give the butterflies a luxurious look.

If you look to the left of my blog
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you will see the links to my fellow KB Challengers

You can also see Karen's round up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog
this will be on Wednesday I believe.

Buy these dies from Crafts U Love in the UK

Sunday, February 9

Thank You Accordion Card

Evening crafters and thanks for popping by again.  Here is a card I made this weekend for a display at a trade show at the NEC Birmingham to promote Karen Burniston Designs from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I hadn't made this accordion yet so I was looking forward to making time for this one.

This lovely one is called the "Fancy Label Accordion" and I decorated it with a few other bits from Karen's collection such as the "Fancy Frame Edges" and the butterflies from the "Butterfly Pivot" set too.   The wording is a Stampendous stamp called "Doodle Thank you"

All the Karen Burniston by Elizabeth Craft Designs are IN STOCK at Crafts U Love.

Right I am off, I am off to schedule another post for tomorrow for the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge.  The first one since Karen's transition from Sizzix to Elizabeth Craft Designs and what an amazing move it has been :)

Thursday, February 6

Roses Thank you

Morning campers!

This mornings card is made using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Rose die and their Thank you Message,  teamed up of course with the Karen Burniston Oval Accordion too :)

I also used the Butterfly set from Karen Burniston and the Oval Flourish Frame Edges

Here you can see how I coloured the rose with my Wink of Stella glitter brush 
which was a pressie from my very kind friend Suzie Q
Its her Birthday today  HAPPY BIRTHDAY VINCENT XX
I will share the card I made for Sue in a post later.

Here is the whole card.  Its very grown up for me isn't it!! LOL

All items apart from the pen and paper are from Crafts U Love

Tuesday, February 4

Raaaaa! Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs Pivot card

I am on a card making roll and really really enjoying the Karen Burniston dies so much I just cant seem to stop using them :)

For this card I used some more Paper Smooches stamps  and I am going to enter this one into the ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE 

Paper Smooches can be seen  and purchased from the UK from Crafts U Love 

For the card I have used the Katie Label Pivot card from Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs
and from Crafts U Love in the UK.
Now I have to say this sentiment really made me laugh and I was thinking
of someone very close to me I could send this too :)  ha ha

Sunday, February 2

Owl Love - Karen Burniston Katie Pivot Die & Smooches Stamps

What a lovely weekend, the weather has been reasonably good, today was beautiful sunshine and relatively warm for early Feb.  We had a lovely walk to a local park.  There was mud galore but we all had fun.

Last night I made this card.  For this one I used the Karen Burniston Katie Label Pivot die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and some stamps from Paper Smooches - the Flowers are from a set called "Reflections" and I have inked them up with Distress Ink Pads and the adorable owls from Penny Black.  All available in the UK from Crafts U Love.

The pivot die is so simple to use.  Simply lay the die and match the little sticky out parts to
the centre fold.  Run through your cutting machine Sizzix Big Shot, Cuttlebug or any machine that can take wafer thin dies.  And that is it!  As you fold the card to gentle push the pivot forward and voila!

Then comes the creative part as you choose what to decorate yours with.

I am going to enter this one into the Paper Smooches Anything goes challenge.

Challenge is HERE

I hope you like my card today.

Caz xx

Saturday, February 1

Butterfly Pivot Card - Karen Burniston - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Finally snatched an evening in my Palace last night and I was dying to play with another one of the KB/ECD dies.  Last nights winner was the Butterfly Pivot.  These pivots are so easy to use and make lovely cards in minutes.  I teamed the butterfly die up with some Anna Griffin new papers too.

As well as the pivot die you also get the decorator dies in this set
so the two large butterflies I have used, the small one, a small flower and the body.  
All that you need in one set, I love that!

Here is the front of the card, as well as the butterfly I have used the Agatha Edges, just snipped off small parts of the design to decorate this card and I used a ECD Happy Birthday die too to add a sentiment.

All items available from Crafts U Love in the UK

Thanks for stopping by, off to work today, another wet and windy day in the UK to come.
I hope you are all keeping safe and warm.

Caz xx


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