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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, 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

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

mam's little birdie...

Hello everybobs..x  this card has been made for my dear mum to give to her mum (my nanna) for her birthday.  Nanna lives in the north of England where mums are Mams! Hence the spelling..
The image is a Helz Cuppleditch 'a little bird' coloured with my promarkers and the papers are 'up and away' by first edition..
thanks for looking everyone xxx

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Tim Holtz sewing room '2'

Hello everybobs xx this card is one of my fave cards to make with the brilliantly versatile tim holtz sewing room die. Its like being a little fashion designer hehe!!..


i used good stiff brown card for the dummy which i distressed to add depth. I also utilised a bit of the tim holtz birdcage die to make the skirt. this was teamed up with my all time favourite first edition papers, this one being 'Isabelle'.

The tape measure was made using my newest stamp by maya road which i just purchased.. and the sewing background was made by stamped images from seedee morsels along with a freebie nitwits sentiment.


Monday, 9 April 2012

TARGET REACHED AT SLIMMING WORLD !

Hello everybobs xx  I would just like to share an acheivement with you all ! I have been slimming since Sept 11 after seeing my holiday photos eeek !!
this evening at slimming world I achived my slimming target weight and recieved free lifetime membership
I have gone from 13st 4 lbs and a size 18 in the pic below last sept

To a slinky 10st 7lb and size 12 now xx

thanks for letting me share xx

Friday, 6 April 2012

Ready Teddy GO ! DT card


Hello everybobs xx  this card is the DT card ive made for the stampin for the weekend challenge site of which I am the host  for this callenge ! The challenge is called ready teddy Go and you have to include a teddy bear stamp or Digi image.
I made this card for my Daughter Natalies Birthday and she loved it!
The image was coloured using my Promarkers as usual and I teamed it up with papers from First Edition called spring feast... (I love those papers). the card, sentiment and borders were distressed with bundled sage Distress ink to make it all tie in nicely. Flowers were from my flower box mostly bought from haberdasheries across the contry lol
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