Mittwoch, 30. Mai 2012

Don't Let it Fly

Hi everyone, it's my turn today to show another creation I made with one of the gorgeous images available at Crafts & Me. I played with this amazing new image by fabulous Zindy S.D. Nielsen called Don't let it fly

I wanted to colour this image in grey monochrome tones with few red accents, what I made with Distress Inks. I love the way it turned out with its striking red colour.

Have a wonderful day now!
Hugs, Karina

Dienstag, 29. Mai 2012

Dad you're the best

Hi everyone, hope you're doing fine and enjoy the wonderful weather I hope you have at your place as well. 

Today I want to show you a card I made with this sweet image by S.W.A.L.K.called 'Best Dad'. This lovely image is even on Sale right now with 25 % off!! It is perfect for father's day or dad's birthday, or just to say your dad that he's the best. The sentiment is included in this stamp set as well.

I coloured the image with Distress Inks. The background papers are from the beautiful 6x6 Kaisercraft pad 'Charlotte's Dream'

Look at those cute wrench charms. Aren't they perfect for a male card? I just love them! As a border I used lemon Raffia Lace. And I added a green button as additional embellishing. 

All those items are available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts 

Thank you so much for looking! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Montag, 28. Mai 2012

DT Whiff of Joy - Getting Ready

Hi everyone, yep... another card to show today :o). I was in the mood to make a wedding card today and so I played with the sweet Spring Stamp Kit 2012 from Whiff of Joy which is wedding related. Isn't she so cute? The dove is from the same kit as well.

I coloured her with Distress Inks.

And as I didn't want to just have a bride on a wedding card I also added the groom in the inside of the card.

Visit the Whiff of Joy store:

I realized this round card made with the actual sketch from The Sketchy Challenges

Hope you enjoyed the holiday today. Have a good start into the new week.
Hugs, Karina

May it raining Strawberries

Hi everyone, hope you enjoy the day off today. Just as I do... as we will be away for some days I was working on some DT cards, which I will shedule for this weeks. And I also made following card for the new challenge at TOMIC where they want to see fruity pockets. As I want to join other challenges as well I tryed to get all themes together in one card, which I sucessed :o). Look at the list at the bottom of this post what all I have mixed :o).

Here's my pocket, better say what's inside the pocket. The sentiment is self generated on the computer.

And here you can see a close up of the image, which I coloured with Distress Inks. The papers are from Magnolia.

Well, here are the challenges I am joining:

TOMIC - Fruity Pockets
Tildastown - Water Fun
Just Magnolia - Gingham
Simply Magnolia - Lace and Pearls
Papertake Weekly - National Colours (red & white for Switzerland)

Have a wonderful day with lots of sunshine!
Hugs, Karina

Donnerstag, 24. Mai 2012

Seasons Winter

Hi everyone, today I want to show you a new card I just created with one of the fabulous images from Sweet Pea Stamps. It is Rebecca Sinz' 'Seasons Winter'. Although it is called Seasons Winter I decided to colour this beautiful image in more autumnal colours with my Distress Inks.

Here's a close up of the image...

I made my card with the actual Sketch from the Pink Ink Sketches and of course also want to join their challenge.

And I want to join few more challenges with it;

Southern Girls - Dying to Die Cuts
Divas by Design - Flourishes
Top Tip Tuesday - Dig out the old (paper)
City Crafter - A Rose is a Rose
Deep Ocean - Swirls

By the way... I had to change the commenting settings of my blog to moderation. I almost didn't believe my eyes, but I got about 100 spam comments the last two days. This is really very annoying!! 

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 23. Mai 2012

Crafts & Me Challenge # 85 - Fabulous Flowers

It's me once again for today, as we have another great challenge starting today. At Crafts and Me Challenges we want to see


Who don't love them... so I guess this will be an easy thing for you. Here is the card I created, using one of the newest fabulous images by Janna Prosvirina 'Foxglove Garden'. Isn't she such a beauty? In my opinion a perfect image for this theme.

The image is coloure with Distress Inks as well. You slightly can see that I also added some Stickles to her wings.

Show us your fabulous flowers. We look forward to take a look what you create.

With this card I want to join following challenges;

Stamptacular Sunday - In the Garden
Stamp & Fun = Creativity - anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - Faeries and Angels
Cards & More - purple, white and flowers
City Crafters - Roses
Creative Craft - Distressing
Flourishes - Flowers
Party Time Tuesday - Vintage / Shabby Chic

Have a wonderful day now.
Hugs, Karina

Whiff of Joy Challenges - Use Metal

 Hi everyone and happy Wednesday... it is THE Wednesday, the one we have a new challenge for you over at Whiff of Joy Challenges. We want to see you


Here is what I made, using this sweet robot 'Beep Beep I love you'.

I coloured the image with Distress Inks. The Sentiment I used is from Whiff of Joy as well.

Would you like to be a part of our challenge team? We have a DT call at the moment.

Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 20. Mai 2012


Hi everyone, hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far. Mine were great, just as I love it. One day undertaking something... we went to a photography exposition which were very interesting, the other day time for crafting :o). The perfect weekend for me!

The card I show you today I made for the new challenge over at TOMIC where the theme is either a Sketch (which I rotated), then a photo Inspiration and using the colour yellow. This is what occured under my hands...

I made the colouring of Honeybee Tilda with Distress Inks and added some twinkle flakes to the wings. The papers I used is from My Minds Eye Lost & Found Sunshine. I also used different Magnolia Doohickeys for my card.

And as a special accent I added a cute little bee charm to the heart tag

All those items are available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Besides of TOMIC I want to join following other challenges with my card:

Tilda's Town - anything goes
It's a Magnolia Challenge - Bingo (Lace, Pearls, Die Cuts)
Scraphouse - Flowers
Fairytale - Things with Wings
Magnolia Down Under - Own Embellies from Scratch (all die cutted pieces are paper scraps)

Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Freitag, 18. Mai 2012

Guesting at Make it Colourful

Hi my dear friends and visitors. I am honoured to be a guest designer for a fourth time at Make it Colourful Challenges. Today there is a new challenge for you. One which was quite challenging for me as well...


Well, this was the first time I coloured on kraft. I still don't know yet if I like it or not... I love the effect it gives. But I think I hadn't the best pencils for. They are too soft. Here is the result... I used Elizabeth J. from Make it Crafty. The papers I used are from Simple Stories. 

The roses, flowers and swirls are printed on a sheet of acetate which I layered over the image. 

Have a wonderful day everyone!
Hugs, Karina

Donnerstag, 17. Mai 2012

Post It Easel Card

Hi everyone, it was my turn this week to show a tutorial on the Whiff of Joy Tutorials- & Inspirations Blog. I decided to make a Post It Easel card which gives a wonderful little gift for someone you love. The one I show you here is my gift to my mum on Mothers Day. And she loved it very much. I used mostly rests of papers for my project which is just great as well. Who of us doesn't have them... I don't know anyone... :o) 

For my project I used 'Henry with Love Balloon'. I love this image. The colouring is made with Distress Inks.

Here is a close up of the image.

I wish everyone a happy day! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments you leave me. This means so much to me, this is my inspiration to create and showing here. Love ya!!

Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 16. Mai 2012

WINNERS of my Sweet Pea Candy

Hi everyone, my mega Sweet Pea Stamps candy is closed now and it is time to announce the lucky winners!!!! But first I want to thank each one of you for participating. I really would have loved to give a prize to each one of you. But there are only three winner, well at least three and not only one, right? Just hurry to check if it's you..... and for those who weren't lucky this time; I will start another candy soon. So check back in a few days. It will go online on Sunday!!

So here we go....

3rd prize, 2 Sweet Pea Stamps, goes to   MARY G
2nd prize, 3 Sweet Pea Stamps, goes to   YVETTE
1st prize, 5 Sweet Pea Stamps, goes to   LORRAINE

And as I just love to make peoples happy I decided to give away one extra stamp as a consolation prize. This one goes to....   BECKY D

Congratulations ladies!!! Please contact me celtic.rose (at) until the 20th May. When I haven't hear from you until then I will redraw the prizes!!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Another Bottle Hanger

Hi everyone, today I want to show you another bottle hanger. I made it with one of the gorgeous images by Jasmine Becket-Griffith. available at Crafts and Me. I chose Pale for it. I love those hangers as I think they are just great to use for a gift. And they are quite easy and quit to make.

I coloured the image with Distress Inks. The background is handstamped as well.

Have a wonderful day now!
Hugs, Karina

Dienstag, 15. Mai 2012

Sweet Pea Stamps 3rd Anniversary Candy

This post will stick at the top of my blog until the 15th May 2012. If you want to see my newer posts just scroll down... THANK YOU!

Hi everyone! Sweet Pea Stamps is celebrating its 3rd anniversary right now. And in honour of this great event we want to celebrate it with a huge candy. Each of the DT members got some rubber to give away as candy. Thank you so much, Lynette! This is so generous of you! I am honoured as well to be part of Lynette's wonderful team for over a year now. And I enjoyed each and every day of this time. 

So, now to the candy you can see above... as we have our 3rd Anniversary, I will give away three prizes!!

1st price - 5 different unmounted Sweet Pea Stamps
2nd price - 3 different unmounted Sweet Pea Stamps
1st price - 2 different ummounted Sweet Pea Stamps

How great is this???? I will have THREE winners!!!!
Candy will be open until the 15th May 2012! I will draw the three winners on the 16th May.

What do you have to do for being in the draw:
  • become a follower of my blog if you aren't already
  • publish the badge above on your blog
  • add your info's to the inlinkz... just click the blue froggy below
  • Let me know with a comment who is your fave Sweet Pea Stamps artist
Now I wish you luck and keep my fingers crossed for you!

Whiff of Joy Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Whiff of Joy Blog Hop! If you didn't come here from LORI's blog, then head on over to the start of the hop at Katharina's blog. I don't want you to miss a single stop on this hop!

Our newest release is named Heartfelt Condolences and is filled with sweet and soft images illustrated by Elizabeth Bell. These images are perfect for using on Sympathy cards but also for other occasions when someone needs to know that they are cared for.

Be sure to leave a comment on each one of the DT's blogs because one lucky person will win a Whiff of Joy Sentiment set of their choice!  At the end of the hop, go to the Whiff of Joy Tutorial & Inspiration Blog, let us know that you have left a comment at each stop of the hop by entering you name using the linking tool that you will find at the end of that post.

The hop will remain open until midnight CEST (Central European Summer Time) Saturday May 19th. Winners will be announced at the Whiff of Joy Tutorial & Inspiration Blog the next day.

Here is the card I made for our blog hop. I used 'Bible with Rose' for my card. The corner stamp and the sentiment comes from the text collection 'Expressions of Condolences' which are available in German and English.

I colored the image with Distress Inks.

What a wonderful sentiment... it means in english: 'Memories are like little stars who consoling shine into the dark of our mourning'.

Your next stop is ANGIE. Thank you so much for hopping along. I hope you love the new collection as much as we do. We keep our fingers crossed for you!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Montag, 14. Mai 2012

Join us tomorrow!!


Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes

Hi everyone, today we have a new challenge at Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenges. With a very easy theme:


Here is the card I made:

Here's a close up of the image:

You can take out the little tag... I added a Sentiment there...

Indegrients of my card:

Colouring - Copics
Background Paper - My Mind's Eye
Flowers - Roses
Charm - Key

All those items are available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
Bunny Zoe's Crafts

We look very much forward now to see you joining our challenge. You have the chance to win a fabulous prize, and for guesting us a month.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 13. Mai 2012

Bottle Hanger

Hi my dear friends and fellow crafters, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Were you able to spend some lovely hours together with your mum on this mothers day? Hope so. We had, made a visit at her home, because she isn't very well and so not able to go out as we planned first. Hope she will be well again soon. What I made for her you will see on another day this week... so keep on visiting me :o).

Today I want to show you another project I made this weekend. I just so love those bottle hangers, and so I created two more of them. The one I want to show you today... 

I made some dry embossing... I so love this effect and I think it looks so nice on a bottle hanger. I just rediscovered it, as you maybe saw alreday on my previous project from today. It gives such a lovely effect and looks so elegant. To make it look more intense I made some distressing over the structure.

With this project I want to join following challenges:

TOMIC - Bingo ( I just noticed that I even have three rows my project fits in... Doohickey Die, Glitter, Yellow / Glitter, Magnolia Patterned Paper, Butterfly and a diagonal row as well; Yellow, Magnolia Patterned Paper, Embossing Dry or Heat... :o)
Stamptacular Sunday - Butterfly Kisses
Sentimental Sunday - (B)irthday and (B)utterflies
Fussy and Fancy - Butterflies, Ribbons and Punches (the corners are punched)
Deep Ocean - What a wonderful woman

Wish you a wonderful start into the new week!
Hugs, Karina

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 93 - No DP

Hi everyone and happy Sunday. Today we have a new challenge over at the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenges. We have following theme for you...


Not very easy I find... but with a selection of gorgeous embossing folders my card turned out quite nice I think. I love dry embossing, have to use it more often in future. It gives an elegant effect to a project. So here we go with my card...

And here's a close up of the image which I coloured with Copics.

This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's DownloadsThe prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi's.

The second sponsor is Crafty Emma's Store

Now we look forward to your creations with no Designer Papers. I am really curious what you make. 
Hugs, Karina

Freitag, 11. Mai 2012

Were We Met

Hi everyone, hope you're doing fine. The card I want to show you today is made with one of the newest fabulous images at Sweet Pea Stamps by the amazing artist ching-chou kuik's. It is called 'Were We Met'. It comes as a single stamp and is available on Plate # 203 together with three more beautiful images. 

I coloured this beautiful image with Distress Inks. The papers I used for the background are Memory Box. The Dies for the branches and the tag is Magnolia.

The lace and the little deer embellie is from my stash.

And another close-up...

Have a magical day everyone!
Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 9. Mai 2012

Whiff of Joy Challenges - Paper Piecing

Hi my dear friends and visitors, are you ready for a new challenge over at Whiff of Joy Challenges? We have a great theme for you;


This is a technique I quite love to make. And hey, it is the first time I used four!! mediums to colour mediums to colour an image: designer papers for the dress, Distress Inks for the rest of the image, Copics for shading the dress and Pencils for some background shading and hair accents. I love how it turned out.

The image I used is 'Dare to Dream' and it is one of my favourites! 

The sentiment and matching die is from Whiff of Joy as well. I love so much that Whiff of Joy haves a big range of German sentiments. This one says; 'Believe that you can do anything you want, you just have to push yourself enough'.

Now we are looking very much forward seeing your paper pieced projects. 

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina