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

Friday, 7 December 2012

let it snow

Hiya everybobs xx this card has been made for My design team slot over at 'Stampin for the weekend' whos challenge this time is 'let it snow'. I also doubled up to make this for a work collegue of mine who has a passion for penguins.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Boofle christmas..

Heloo everybobs x been busy getting a few more christmas cards popped out ready... gosh it will be here in a few weeks where did the year go????  these are some more Boofle cards from the papermania Boofle christmas ultimate decoupage pack xx

Friday, 26 October 2012

boofle christmas

hello ev erybobs x this card is for my grand daughter  x paper and decoupage my papermania boofle chirstmas pack

Sunday, 21 October 2012

boofle leaving cards

hello everybobs x todays card(s) are a couple i have made for girls in my workplace who are leaving x decoupage and papers by papermania boofle collection x

Saturday, 13 October 2012


Hello everybobs !..  this card has been made for the design team over at Stampin for the Weekend where I am the challenge host this time xx its for a halloween themed spooky card...
the image was a free digi download from as usual with promarkers
The papers were old ones of mine from papermania daisy and dandilion halloween set which is where the halloween sentiment is from also ... 

thanks for looking xxxxxx

Sunday, 7 October 2012

vintage car

hello everybobs.. first card ive made for a while due to work commitments and training days..! this one is a right mix up of products.. with a vintage car and paper from papermania.. weathered clock and gadget gears dies from tim holtz sissix range, and cog stamps from kanban stamps range... mixed with a little distressing here and there and a few beer cans for good measure !!

Friday, 7 September 2012

micheal powell christmas stamp...

Hello everybobs xx  this card was made using my latest stamp by Micheal Powell sold by the Urban stamps range/Papemania.  Like i did with his lighthouse stamp, I prefered it to be a little bit more 3D so stamped the image out 5 times and cut it down into layers to decoupage...Coloured as usual with my promarkers, I did enjoy doing these little houses...  I added flat backed pearls where the christmas lights should be for a nice effect...and a bit of stickles on the snow..
The night sky was done using distress inks on the first layer..(weathered wood, faded jeans and chipped saphire)

Sunday, 2 September 2012


hello everybobs xx  this csard has been made for my dear hubby whos birthday is tomorrow x
the background was stamped straight onto a cream 8x8 card using kanban stamp set 'cogs' using various shades of brown distress inks and distressing the background with antiue linen and vintage photo inks.
next i made a top layer with the heart cut out to make the background sunken. this was distressed with walnut stain and sprayed with gold mica. the heart and cogs were then made using tin from beer cans and tim holz dies 'heartwings' and 'gadget gears' which were coloured with promarkers. the sentiment was hand made.

Saturday, 1 September 2012


Hello everybobs !  this card was made for a work collegue who is leaving.. she really loves tinkerbell so thought this would be appropriate..  I made the card look a bit more grown up too seeing as its for a grown up not a child x  image was taken from colouring sheets online.. papers from first edition boho chic 12x12

simple dad card

hello everybobs,.  this was a simple a quick dad card made using the wellington bear ultimate decoupage pack by paper mania !

Friday, 24 August 2012

pearls and swirls DT card

Hello everybobs xx this card is my design team contribution for the new stampin for the weekend challenge blog who have a pearls and swirls challenge starting 24th aug. i love this image and have a few cards ive made using it.. the papers are from first edition and ive paper pieced the dress to match. the feathers were complimentary from a chicken who had finished using them !! (hopefully) which i trimmed to make a fasinator xx

Wednesday, 15 August 2012


Hello everybobs xx this card has been made for my grand daughter in Malta who is going to be 5..
The image is a free Digi fromt he brilliant Saturated Canary.. the most cute lil darling digi's and such fun to colour.. Ive used my promarkers as usual and finished off with stickles for a bit of glitz.
Ive teamed it with cupcake papers and decoupage topper from Dovecraft.  The glittery candies are from papermania shimmer domes

Friday, 10 August 2012

Monochromatic in teal

Hello everybobs!  this card is my DT card for the stampin for the weekend challenge site and the challenge this time is MONOCHROMATIC which means of one colour...
I decided to go for a rich colour other than pinks or browns or black and white and these greeny blue shades are my fave... I used a papermania butterfly collection stamp set which included the flowers teamed with Henbury lane papers from my stash. The butterfly was stamped out 3 times with the legs on the corner of the picture, then one whole butterfly body with an extra set of wings added for dimention. Coloured with promarkers i finished off with a touch of stardust stickles..
the card will be used to give to my oldest daughter who is 21 next week xx

Friday, 27 July 2012

a lil bird told me...

hello everybobs x this card was done for the pink and green challenge over at 'stampin for the weekend' using a lovely helz cuppleditch image and first edition papers x

Monday, 9 July 2012

sunken decoupage card - strictly party

Hello everybobs xx this card has been done for my stepdaughters 21st birthday xx
She lives in malta and i thought the image was lovely lke the maltese beauty she is with long dark hair x
ive made this using papermanias strictly party pack and a sunken decoupage effect...its not easy to do sunken decoupage BUT nice effect when done...

you need to make up your matted layers for the front of your card but NOT attach them to the card YET..

then you need to make up your decoupage and measure how big the image is...

next decide where you want it to be on your card front and cut a shaped hole that is slightly smaller than your decoupage image (so it covers it and shows no edges) i used a nestie but as my card front was an 8x8 card and wouldnt go through my cuttlebug i cut the shape... drew round it on my card front then cut it out manually....

now lay the card front onto your card blank... and draw the outline through your shape onto your card... this is where you glue down your decoupage picture... then on the back of your card front place strips of sticky back foam from a roll OR lots of foam pads that will raise the front of your card before attaching it making sure the pic is in the middle of the hole you made.

the effect you then get is the sunken decoupage,,, it dosent raise up above your card but is in its own little alcove,,,, a real nice effect xxxx

Thursday, 5 July 2012


hello everybobs xx this tag has been made for my DT contribution to the 'stampin for the weekend' challenge blog.. the challenge this time being 'tags' and the sponsor being the lovely Pink Gem designs..!! so my tag had a lovely pink gem digi on it !!  I loved colouring this one hes so bright and cheerful... love him xx  and my daughter natalie promptly stole him off me lol!!

entered into these challenges..

Sunday, 1 July 2012

First ever scrapbook page.....

Ive decided to do a scrapbook of my daughters prom so she has a keepsake of her lovely day and someplace to stick all those pretty pictures x
This is the first page and it depicts the alterations on the dress.. it had to be taken in from a size 12 to a size 8 and there was a lot of sewing involved. also there was another 12 meters of netting added to the underskirts!  on the scrap page whish shows the beading being done, ive added a piece of the netting from the dress, and some of the thread and seed beads used.
This is the front cover of the scrapbook.. showing my fave picture from those taken.

Friday, 29 June 2012

belle of the ball xxx

hello there everybobs xx My youngest baby girl Natalie just had her school levers prom...

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Micheal Powell Lighthouse...

Hello everybobs xx..  this card has been made using my new micheal powell lighthouse stamp. ive coloured it using promarkers then built it up in layers to give it a 3d look... it would have been quicker to buy the decoupage card set but hey not as much fun as making your own x
entered into challenges at...

where i won a golden egg award !!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

My New Distress Ink Storage !

LOOK what My dear Stepdad made me!! Im so lucky..!! and plenty of room for more!!!!

Thursday, 21 June 2012

My lil' Prom Queen xx

hello everybobs xx this card has been made especially for my youngest daughter Natalie who will be dancing the night away at her school leavers Prom at the end of next week x
Ive made the image to fit her prom dress as near as I could make it so it represents her in all her finary
This is her on a try out of her dress..(on the night she will  be all made up with her hair in angel curls etc and her gold tiara like a lil princess x
The card is also my DT card for the challenge site 'Stampin for the weekend' whos new challenge for this next couple of weeks is 'show us your style'.....
so if you fancy joining in pop over and give us a whirl at

thank you for looking xxxxxx

Friday, 15 June 2012

Tim Holtz Gadget gears fathers day card

Hello everybobs x well ive been up since 7am to finish this card and my fingers are every shade of brown imaginable lol,,, lots of fun with promarkers and distress inks on this one x
Ive had the old beer tins out again to have fun making the cogs with my latest Tim Holtz 'Gadget Gears' die,,, Ive also used 'weathered clock'. The clock and cogs are coloured using various promarkers and ive teamed it with papers from papermania's 'Wellington' collection. The image is from the internet and the sentiment made using wordart.

entered into these challenges - ends fri 22


The card is to give to my Dear stepfather Roger who has been a fantastic father to me!

(insert with my own hand made verse...)

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Friday, 18 May 2012


this weeks card is another wellington BUT poor wellybob has been turned into a GIRL!! i wanted to pop a bow round his neck but i couldnt get it to go right... so in desperation i popped it on his... sorry HER head lol xxx  well i think he makes a lovely lady bear xx

xx coloured using my promarkers (colours used same as in post below xx)
papers from the new papermania capsule collection

this card is also my DT card for the sketch challenge over at 'stampin for the weekend' this week

Friday, 11 May 2012

Wellington Bear

Hello everybobs xx todays card is the lovely wellington bear from papermania... i love him cute
ive teamed him up with papers from papermania's new brown capsule collection which are beautiful papers... x
Wellington is coloured using my promarkers as usual...
feet / nose were done with...

dark - umber
med - burnt sienna
light - cocoa

fur shadows..
warm grey 5, 4 then lots of 2
then all over with satin except for highlight areas which i did in ivory

to finish use warm grey 2 and flick fur pattern onto 'shaggy' areas

Saturday, 5 May 2012

layer upon layer DT card

hello everybobs xx my card this week is for the design team card for the 'layer upon layer' challenge over at Stampin for the weekend..

the papers are from first edition 'imogen' and the die is from tim holtz's 'sewing room'. the tape measure is a stamp from maya road and the sewing background is made using see dee morsels

If you have come here with the stampin for the weekend anniversary blog hop here is the list of DT's blogs



                             Karen  (you are here !!)







SFTW Challenge blog
the next blog to hop to is our lovely member Gunn - here is a quick link xx

remember to leave a comment on each DT's blog and finally and most imprortantly a comment on the challenge blog at the end to be in with a chance of winning a prize xxx

(for the ladies who commented on my previous post before i was able to get my post up and running your comment will be taken into account so dont worry xxxxx)

Friday, 27 April 2012

Royal Jubilee card Published!!!!

Hello everybobs !...  well the card this week is a very special one in deed... it has been made for HRH the Queen on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee...

I was approached from committe members of the town partnership of where i live to make the card to send to the Queen for her jubilee.... On disclosing the mamoth task Id been given the lovely peeps over at Docrafts sent me a parcel to help me out.... full of the gorgeous Portobello Road goodies.. I quickly got to work with planning it but didnt rush it as i needed to get it just right,,,

I decided on an easel card design to give me more 'floorspace' to fit in all the elements i wanted to use.
I hope her HRH likes it as much as the people I made it for!!

My card and story has also been published in the Mays copy of Creativity although i have yet to see the article yet as i havent been able to grab a copy as my local stockist hasnt got it yet - i cant wait!

Friday, 20 April 2012

playing with beer tins again!!

hello everybobs ! - these 2 cards have been made using my style of the moment which is beer can diecuts..  My other half kindly donates the beer cans and i recycle them into little pieces of treasure lol.
The crown card is made using sizzix bigs 'crown' die and portobello road papers and is the card Ive made whilst making my photo tutorial on beer can diecuts which you can find under my tutorials...
the butterfly card is made using tim holtz's fanciful flight sizzix bigz die and spring drop papers by first edition and is my DT card for this weeks challenge over at 'stampin for the weekend' xx
thank you for looking x

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