Saturday, 10 January 2015

A very belated Happy New Year!!!

A very belated Happy New Year to everyone! 

I've just realised I've been MIA for just about 3 months......... sorry I've not been around , but like lots of people haven’t been very well and then the rush up to Christmas completely submerged me to boot!!! Lol  I was desperately trying to get all my handmade cards ready to send out……..don’t you just hate all those inserts for different sized cards?  Yawn……  Still I managed it in the end, as I’m sure you all did as well.

Anyway as I've been making cards using some dies that hadn't seen the light of day yet I thought I’d pop by to show them to you.  Mostly using Creative Expressions dies and the genius of Sue Wilson, so lots of ideas have been CAS(e)d.

This card uses the pretty Gemini Dies – Carina together with the Spanish Collection tag.  The sentiment is from the Stampin Up Oval All set, gold embossed.  Matted and layered using linen cream card and some pretty packaging I’d saved.  Paper pierced around the edge of the middle mat and added some ribbon.

For this card I used up a piece of acetate that I’d used to demonstrate the Caught in Crystal technique at club a while ago.  Die cut the French Collection Background to go over the top.  The tag is from the French Collection as well; matted and layered with ribbon and gems to finish off.

Now this one is a definite CAS(e) from a Sue Wilson card using the French Collection Corner and tag and the Sue Wilson Quilted embossing folder.  I thought this was such a pretty way of using the corners to make up the backing frame for the tag – a bit of paper piercing and the addition of mats, layers and some pearls and voila, a really pretty card.

This last one is using the Tonic Verso Sending a Big Hug die set, Spellbinders Grand Circles dies and the Tattered Lace Westminster Corner with a border of the Creative Expressions Gemini – Carina die.  I made some felt roses using Creative Expressions Finishing Touches – Classic Rose and added some ribbon and pearls to finish off.

Well, thanks for stopping by – hope you've all now stashed your Christmas gear away and are looking forward to an exciting 2015.

Happy crafting.


  1. These cards are beautiful - I'm a great fan of Sue Wilson dies and also of Tonic (I have a growing collection as you can guess). Good to see you in Blogland.

  2. Lovely to see you posting, Karendipity! Your cards are all like lovely ball gowns from fancy dress balls in their gorgeous colors, laces, ribbons, and pearls! One is even wearing the most beautiful corsage!! Your talent for these detailed cards is amazing, as is your impeccable execution!! I wish you all the best in the new year! I hope to see you back again soon!! Mwah! Dippy xxoo

  3. Wonderful to have you back and I hope all is well with you. All these cards are so very elegant and so very you xx

  4. Gorgeous cards Karen, I love Sue's dies and those felt roses are fabulous! Lovely to have you blogging again :)
    Val xx

  5. Gorgeous çards Karen and such lovely dies all so different but equally stunning..


  6. Great to see you back in blogland, Karen ... and with such amazingly intricate, delicate and textured cards ... they're so striking and elegant! Hugs, Anita :)

  7. Lovely to see you back posting Karen..
    What a fabulous collection to start 2015 with..stunning everyone..
    hope you are well now.
    "Happy New Year" to you too.
    Pam x

  8. So great to see you posting Karen!! :) LOVE all the gorgeous and elegant cards you've shown today ... very beautiful and creative. I just went "Ahhhhh" when I saw them. Loll xx

  9. Hi, Karen!!! How lovely to have you posting again!! We missed you a lot!!!
    What great dies you have used for these lovely textured and delicate cards!!!!! All of them very elegant and so beautiful!!!!
    Best wishes for 2015!!!
    Have a lovely Sunday!!!

  10. Good morning Karen what a beautiful set of cards they are all stunning. I'm so please I've found your blog as your work is outstanding. I'm looking forward to following you.
    Take care xxx

    Debs xxx

    1. Hi Debs - thanks for your kind words. I've tried to see if you have a blog but can't find one so joined your Google+ circle.

      Karen x

  11. Nice to see you on blog land. Lovely cards - I may have to google a couple of those dies!

  12. Bootiful Karen ,every one of them .
    lovely to see you back ,dont over do it ,will see you soon
    Hugs Martine xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  13. Happy New Year to you my friend, and wow what a selection to let us all feast our eyes on and all equally gorgeous
    hugs Kate x

  14. lovely cards Karen....I have just bought the tonic big hug and now I have to get using it...cos it looks fab on your card! hugs xxxxx

  15. Hello, woman!!!! So good to see you back - I've missed you and your amazing cards. These are no exception!! Just wow!!!! xx


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