My Dog Kayla Redrottie

My Dog Kayla Redrottie

Hi and welcome to my blog!

Hi Im Karen (aka Redrottie) Thanks for dropping in to see me !! Have a good browse round while your here, feel free to be inspired and please leave a comment if you see something you like xx

Monday, 28 March 2011

and another Art Deco lady x

Using up my lovely Images x these are from a box I have containing donated images BUT I have seen them on sale here 
this one ive done as a thank you card and have used promarkers..
skin: sunkissed pink, blush, vanilla, ivory
dress: midnight blue, indigo blue, cornflower blue, blue pearl
papers - are from the papermania persimon range as is the bow
pearls - light blue Kort and Godt
thank you for looking and i appreciate any comments x

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Art Deco Beauty

This was made for me to give to my darling little nanna for mothers day x  the Image was coloured using promarkers as usual
skin: sunkissed pink, blush, vanila, ivory
clothing: pine, holly, meadow green, apple
Papers are from the paperpmania capsule collection (green) and corners and border using xcut punches

Embellishments: charm (the works), flowers xcut mini flower punches, pearls (Kort & Godt)

Friday, 25 March 2011

Tilda's new shoes!!

I have done this card in accordance with a Tilda challenge over on Docrafts with the Theme a memory from childhood! So my memory is getting new shoes for my birthday!
Image coloured using promarkers
skin: sunkissed pink, blush, vanilla, ivory
jeans: duck egg blue, cool aqua, tea green
top and shoe: antique pink, dusky rose, cocktail pink
Papers by 'My minds eye' 'pretty please spring papers'

New Tutorial - colouring Red or Black hair with promarkers

Hiya folks!!  theres another handy little tutorial over in my 'Tips and tutorials on my sidebar on how to colour in Red or black hair using promakers ------------> see you there!! 

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

sweet baby.....girl and boy cards xx

Yet another Sugar Nellie - this time 'Bambino'.... 
coloured using promarkers
Skin - sunkissed pink, blush, vanilla, ivory
girl hat - baby pink, pale pink mixed with satin
boy hat - cornflower, blue pearl blended with pastel blue
the pink papers ive used are called 'exquisite i think from the papercellar range but i could be wrong there as ive lost the cover of the pad (any help would be appreciated x)
stamped sentiment is from the basic grey 'too sweet' stamp set x

Monday, 21 March 2011

Cute lil Connie.....

I just adore these adorable girls hehe... This is Connie and shes as cute as a button!
Coloured as usual with my promarkers using
skin - sunkissed pink, blush, vanilla, ivory
hair - cinnamon, caramel, tan, satin
Trousers - olive green, marsh green blended with khaki
shirt - mango, peach, blended with soft peach

papers - wild asparagus form my minds eye
brads - papermania Hampstead sweeties
ive entered this one for my first ever passion for promarkers challenge over at

Saturday, 19 March 2011

shoulda gone to specsavers mumy!!

Kayla isnt sure about her new glasses...even with the flower decor
now she wants an honest opinion..... do they clash with her collor???

Are You a Docrafts Leapblogger ??

As a (part of the furniture) member of the Docrafts cardmaking forum, Ive recently started a weekend 'Leapblog' where forum members can advertise thier crafty blogs and get other Docraft members to leap from one to the other leaving comments, becoming followers or just having a great time being inspired..

to celebrate this I have made this WEEKEND LEAPBLOGGER award for participants to pop in thier sidebar xxxxx
So if you take part in our Leapblog please feel free to add this to your blog xxx

(For 'L' plate bloggers)

 right click the pic then on 'save picture as' and save it to your pics file.

now go to your blog sign in and click design

go to add a gadget scroll down and click on the add a pic one (it has a tree on it)

browse and add the pic of the award

save it will now be on your sidebar

for an animated banner - in your pic gadget click on the 'from the web' box and paste in this code

Friday, 18 March 2011

Oriental girl...........

entered into crafty catz weekly challenge at

For this card ive gone all oriental!!... this is to give to my lovely Mum from my kids for mothers day!
My mum loves all things oriental - shes been to Hong Kong a couple of times and is in constant touch with a lovely family she met there.. needless to say she has a house full the orient and i know this card will be well recieved xxx
The image is one ive had floating round in my file of digi images and im not sure of its origin but its very pretty xx Backing paper is from the papermania 'oriental treasure' range. the pearls and large blue flower were from lovely stash i won from Pink gems blog candy!!!! (thank you) as the paper was already quite 'busy' i decided to keep the emellishments less so as not to over crowd it.

the image was coloured using my promarkers of course!!
hair 'warm grey' no.s 1-5
skin 'sunkissed pink', 'blush', 'vanilla' blended over with ivory
clothing 'ivory', 'pastel beige', 'khaki',
             'midnight blue','china blue' blended with 'cornflower blue', 

thanks for looking xxxxxxx

Thursday, 17 March 2011


please check out my new tutorial over on my sidebar!!!!
(hair and skin colouring tutorial using promarkers)

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

the lovely 'Joy' again....

I think this is my favourite image at the moment.. and how different you can make it look with a change of hair colour and clothing..
this one has been made for MY mum to give to my nanna... she dosent know its nearly the same as the card she will be recieving!! the papers i have used are 'Rose garden' by papermania - the lovely duck egg blue is one of my favourite colours. The image has been coloured with promarkers using....

HAIR - cinnamon, caramel, sandstone and satin.
FACE - soft peach, blush, vanilla, ivory
CLOTHES - buttercup, primrose, dugg egg, cool aqua and tea green

the flowers i get in bunches from Boyes haberdashery dept and are foam rubber.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

your soooooooo funny!!!!!!!!!

whaddidya say mummy???

my little bit of paradise.... or redrotties craft euphorium hehe

welcome to my little bit of heaven... my craft area...  it may be messy most of the time, and my desk has collapsed twice under all the weight of new stash and been flooded once with water filled with brown dye(dont ask) BUT its my fave place in the world xxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

ohhhhhh celebration time...!! i got a new job today

went for a job interview for a new job today - and i start on sunday!!!  great news.xx kayla was so impressed she had to have a lie down lol....


Today's card is for a little boy, Leyland, who loves cars I like childrens cards to be bright and bold and thought this Hot - Rod car was just the ticket!!!
the image was coloured using promarkers and I have decoupaged the wheels, fender and spoiler.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Rock chic chique...

was asked to make a card for my daughter to give to one of her friends who will be 17 shortly. Her friend Freya has a bit of the 'rock chic' thing going on so i chose this image by Kenny K to hopefully be in keeping with the whole thing..the image was coloured using my promarkers and highlighted in glitter.

i had decided on a red and black theme to start... but then couldnt find the right paper and ended up with a sheet that was actually christmas paper from an old christmas stack.. red with tiny old gold stars... i decided to print my own pattern using 'two scoops heart smudge' flourish stamps from basic grey.  the flowers were from my stash with one of them recoloured in black with red tips and again a hint of glitter.  the sentiment says Freya using 'kingthings spike' font.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Little Boys card using freebie Molly Blooms stamp

Made this one for for my step-grandeon in Malta who will be 6 next week. Have had this free stamp a while now from one of the cardmaking magazines, waiting to put it to good use.
the papers were actually 12x12 papers from a papermania 'pets' set.. these were the ones that didnt have paw prints all over them hehe. i liked the colour combos. i finished off with some co-ordinating coloures capsule collection buttons x

Thursday, 3 March 2011

flutterby butterflyyyyyyyy...

Today was asked if i could make a card using lilacs or purples for a mother-in-law's birthday ... After having a root through my stash i came across these pretty Papermania Henbury Lane papers... ideal for the job!!
then i spent a good half an hour trying to get a decent cut from my Marriane butterfly die...gosh they are hard work!! if the die dosnt cut right through your card youve had it lol.... i coloured my butterfly using my purple shades of promarkers blending from a pink shade to darker purple then out again through to Lavendar. i added a touch of sparkle (which i always thinks looks nice on these butterflies) using light purple glitz it glitter glue. the flowers i arranged onto a piece of foam tape and again glitzed up with glitter glue to match xx
lets hope they like it !!!
and i did another with a slight variation to the theme to add to my box of cards xx

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

ohhhh arnt mens cards hard to make!!!!!

My dads birthday is next week!! so Ive made him a card featuring this lovely LOTV stamp.. seeing as my dad loves his car it seemed appropriate. Ive used My Minds Eye 'Wild Asparagus' papers - these are lovely papers, I adore the muted tones they use and they co-ordinate really well. Some of the papers are double sided and I wont tell dad that theres flowers on the other side if you dont hehe!!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Today (1st March) is my sons 18th birthday!!!

My son Daniel has (surprisingly some might say) lived long enough to become a man... its his 18th Birthday today bless him!!  He was able to start opening his cards at about 11.30 last night as he has college all day today and has an hours journey there so we started early!! good job too as we were still at it at 1am lol...  a whole heap of my good buddies at Docrafts on the cardmaking forum had sent him beautiful handmade cards and from a usual 3 or 4 he ended up with over 40!!! Heres a link to my docrafts page if youd like to see..

so have a great day son... enjoy your presents and dont eat TOO much cake xx
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