Donnerstag, 28. Juni 2012

Garden Blooms

Hello my dear friends and visitors. It is time for a Magnolia creation today. And I wanted to make a big tag again since a while... so here we go...

I coloured this adorable Magnolia image with Copics and the background papers I used are Pion Design. The sentiment tickets are from Whiff of Joy. The sweet birdie die is from Marianne Design.

Following you can see some close ups to see the details better.

With this tag I want to join following challenges:

TOMIC - Tag and Flowerstamp
Simply Magnolia - Garden Blooms & DT Call
Scraphouse - Bingo (tag, flowers, lace)
Midweek Magnolias - lovely lace
Magnolia-licious - neutrals and lace

Wish you a wonderful day! Thank you so much for looking. Your lovely comments are always so much apprechiated.

Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 27. Juni 2012

Wishful Thinking

Hello everyone, today I want to show you what I created recently with some gorgeous Crafts and Me Stamps. Hope you're doing fine and enjoy sunny summer weather just like I do. I'm feeling much better now after my bad cold and this really makes me happy.

The first card I want to show you is made with one of my fave image. It is from the fabulous artist Janna Prosvirina. This beautiful fairy is called 'Night Blossom'.

I played with a new die I have and I think it gives the card a lovely effect. Here you can see the card half closed.

And here you can see the opened card. I made the colouring with Distress Inks.

The second project I show you is made for our last challenge where we had the theme 'anything goes. I had to create a bottle hanger for a wedding we was invited and so I chose to use this amazing image from Zindy S.D. Nielsen. It is called 'Please Don't Let it Fly' which I think is perfect for a couple.

Wish you a wonderful day now! Thank you so much for looking.
Hugs, Karina

Montag, 25. Juni 2012

Tealight Holder

Hi and good morning everyone. Wish you a wonderful start into the new week and hope you had a sunny and relaxing weekend just as I had. I feel better in the meanwhile, although my cold isn't fully recovered, yet. 

Today it is my turn to show a tutorial I created for Whiff of Joy. I decided to make a tealight holder which is a great gift idea. You can find the details how to make it at the Whiff of Joy 'World of Ideas' Blog

Here is a close up of the image. I used one of the newest images from the 'Simply Maya' serie 'Picking Toadstoals'. I coloured her with Distress Inks.

And here you can see the box with the tealight glass standing inside.

This holder is a good possibility to use rests of papers I think everyone of us haves. I used Basic Grey papers for my holder. I love the combo of green and pink.

Items I have used for my project;

Have a wonderful day everyone!
Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 24. Juni 2012

Winner of my Blog Candy

It's me once again for today. I still owe you to announce the lucky winner of my Sweet Pea Stamps candy. I had the help of to chose one lucky person who wins a wonderful stamps sheet. So here we go....


Winner is:  No. 10 - Sabine 

Congratulations Sabine!! Please e-mail me your mailing address to celtic.rose (at) and I will send your stamps out to you soonish.

Have a wonderful start into the new week!
Hugs, Karina

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 99

Hi and good morning everyone. Hope you had a wonderful weekend so far. Sun was shining so beautifully... I love it! Yesterday we was invited to a wedding ceremony with apéro afterwards. And in the early evening we enjoyed a yummy dinner on a wonderful terrace outside with a nice view over some hills and the mountains. 

Today I want to announce a new challenge over at the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz. And we have following theme for you


It can be the image what have to do with music just like mine, but it also can be inspired by a song, it is up to you. We look forward what you will create.

At this point I also have to announce that this will be the last card I will show for the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge. I decided to step down from this team after two terms I was a part of it. I enjoyed it very much and I love the images Kenny K. creates. And I surely will continue playing with his fabulous images, and to join the challenge now and then. On the 1st of July the new team will start and I wish all the new members a wonderful time just as I had. As there will be two male members in the new team it will not be longer the Krafty Girlz, but the Kenny K's Krafty Krew. Thank you so much for having me!! 

I coloured the image with Copics.

This week Kenny has another FABULOUS new release for you

are available in the store today!

 Our prize from Kenny K Downloads is 5 digi's of the winners choice

and this weeks winner will also receive a wonderful prize from Crafty Ribbons

Samstag, 23. Juni 2012

New Sweet Pea Stamps Candy

This post will stay on the top of my blog until the 23th June. Please scroll down to see the new posts with the creations I made! Thank you!

Hi everyone! As promised I am opening a new candy. How great is this!! You have the possibility to win a special sheet from Sweet Pea Stamps you can see below. Who cannot use those cute cakes stamps with sentiments. They are perfect for so many occasions.

Why a new candy? Well, I just hit 600 followers this week what makes me very happy! I love so much when you like my blog and what I create. Each comments you write me is so much apprechiated and is what makes me going on creating cards and projects. What would it be without all of you! So this is a THANK YOU candy for all of my followers and those who want to be.

Cupcakes and Presents (Plate 31)

So, what do you have to do to get the chance to win... 
  • Become a follower of my blog if you aren't already
  • Put my candy to the sidebar of your blog 
  • Add your info's to inlikz below, just click the blue froggy
  • Write me in a comment what's your fave technique or style in creating cards or projects.
  • Candy only blogs will be removed from the list!
The candy is open until the 23th June 2012.
I will announce the winner on the 24th June. Now I wish you luck! 

Mittwoch, 20. Juni 2012

Whiff of Joy Challenge - Stair Step Card

Hi everyone, I am a bit late with my announcing of the new challenge at Whiff of Joy Challenges we just started today. A bad cold catched me and I feel very weak and tired, so that I only managed now to make this post. Well, as you already read in my title we want to see a 


Here is what I made, using 'Which Direction?' and 'Palm Tree' from Whiff of Joy. The sentiment is made by myself.

Here's a side view of my card...

And here you see a close up of sweet Henry. I coloured all images with Distress Inks.

I made this card for a special birthday coming soon. With this card I want to join following challenges:

Deep Ocean - Welcome Summer
Sweet Stampin - Summer Fun
Stamptaculair Sunday - Fabulous Folds
Charizma - Male Cards
Stamp and Create - Bold and Bright
Anything goes - Around the World (Travel)
Celebrate the Occasion - Welcome Summer
Have a sunny day!
hugs, Karina

Montag, 18. Juni 2012

Beautiful Bess

Hi everyone, today I want to show you a special project I made for the birthday of the sister from my partner, where we was invited a week ago. She loves angels and fairies, just like I do. And I love to make those Post it Holder, they are really fun to do, and are a great gift idea. 

I decided to use one of my favourite stamps; 'Bess' from the fabulous artist Elaine Cox. She is available as a single stamp, and together with three more amazing portraits on Plate # 85.

I coloured the image with Distress Inks and added some sparkling to her wings, lips and the flowers.

Above you can see a side-view, and below how the holder looks when it is closed.

And here you can see how I decorated the bottom side.

If you like to make such a Post it Holder as well, watch out again here, I will upload a tutorial soon.

And watch out for the fantastic Sale Sweet Pea Stamps haves as well! You have the chance to get so beautiful stamps for an amazing price.

Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Samstag, 16. Juni 2012

Your Birthday

Hello and good morning everyone, hope you're doing fine. For my card I show you today I used this supercute image by Bildmalarna 'Your Birthday'. For this card as well I used the gorgeous papers from the Kaiserkraft 6x6 pad 'Charlotte's Dream'. I love them so much, the colours and patterns are so lovely. 

 I coloured the image as I mostly do with Distress Inks. The sentiment is from Whimsy Birthday Letter Seals. The border die is from Magnolia 'Sweet Lovely Lace'.

As more decorations I used some Flat Backed Pearls and some Flowers.

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

Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Well, I wish you now a wonderful and creative weekend. Thank you so much for looking. 

And hey, there is a SALE right now at Bunny Zoe's Crafts where you can have quite some savings here and there. Don't forget to check.

Hugs, Karina

Freitag, 15. Juni 2012

Whiff of Joy Blog Hop

Welcome to the June 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 debuts Simply Maya, a new line of stamps illustrated by Gina Elerion for Whiff of Joy. Images that have captured sweetness and whimsy, we are sure you will fall in love with these images just as we have! Of course, our beloved Henry is part of the release as well as our wonderful Wee gnome!

This month, 6 lucky commentators will each win one of the stamps from our new release. There are 6 secret stops on the hop, so be sure to leave a comment on each one of the DT's blogs. You just don't know which ones are the lucky ones!  At the end of the hop, go to the Whiff of Joy World of Ideas 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. A complete list of the hop is also at this blog, just in case you get lost along the way!

The hop will remain open until midnight CEST (Central European Summer Time) Monday June 18th. Winners will be announced by Katharina on her blog.

For my card I used sweet Maja 'Picking Toadstools' and the new ticket stamps and matching dies. I love them as they are in German what wasn't available anywhere before. At least I haven't seen before. So really great!

I coloured the image with Distress Inks. The background papers are Marianne Design. The lovely butterfly die is from Whiff of Joy as well.

Materials used:

Distress Inks

Your next stop is COLLEEN's blog. We look forward seeing you joining our hop. 

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2012

Whiff of Joy - New Release Preview

Good Morning Everyone! I am really  excited  to be able to share a card with you today which was made using one of the new stamps from the upcoming release at Whiff of Joy. This sweet little Gnome image is called 'Catching the Moon' and will be available for sale on Friday from Whiff of Joy.

Here's a close up of the image. I made some paper piecing and coloured the rest of the image with a combination of Distress Inks and Copics.

The sentiment I used is from a set  from Whiff of Joy as well. It means in English; Think positive, and only good things will happen. I love this sentiment, it is perfect for any occasions. 

Make sure you check out the rest of the Whiff of Joy DT blogs for some more previews today and make sure you join us on tomorrow for a blog hop to celebrate release day.

Whiff of Joy will release a new collection from the new illustrator Gina Elerion as well. Her 'Simply Maya' images are just the cutest. You will love them, I am sure!

For my card I used the Sketch from the Sketchy Challenges, where I also want to join.

We look forward seeing you!
Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 13. Juni 2012

DT Crafts and Me - Night Time Fairy

Hi everyone, today I want to show you a card I just made with one of the fabulous new images by Zindy S.D. Nielsen. I love her fairy images! This one is called 'Night Time Fairy'.

Here you can see a close up of the image. I coloured it with Distress Inks. And I added some sparkle to her wings and the butterfly die as well.

Here on this close up below you can see a bit better how sparkling some parts of my card are.

Now I wish you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Dienstag, 12. Juni 2012


Hi everyone, hope you're doing fine just as I do. Some of you may know that I am into dark and gothic style. So I just fell in love with this amazing image called 'Vampire' from the fabulous artist Anna Marine. She is available at Sweet Pea Stamps as a single stamp, but on Plate # 207 together with three other amazing images.

I coloured her with Distress Inks and I knew from the beginning that the background haves to be very dark to make her look deep into the night.I had to cover several time with the Distress to get it that dark.

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