Monthly Archives: October 2014

WIP With A Twist!!

Good morning my lovelies!!

I have a little competition for you all today, and just to give you all extra chances of wining I’m running it for the whole month of November!  AND I’m giving you all as many guesses as you want!  Fun right?

Okay, so this is my WIP (Work In Progress for those of you that are still wondering and are too shy to ask.  Smiles.)

GE DIGITAL CAMERAe

What do you all think to the colours?  I’m hoping you think they’re pretty like I do! ;0)

This is a BRAND NEW pattern which I have designed, and so far I have frogged it twice.. laughing.. but at least now I am 100% sure that all of my measurements are correct in ALL of the sizes.  Ho hum!

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s a close up of the stitches I’m using… Honestly I am so excited to actually see this finished I’m spending every spare moment crocheting!

Now what I’m offering to the lucky WINNERS (note the plural there guys) is a FREE pattern of YOUR CHOICE from my Store Here.  Just click on the Crochet Pattern Category and you’re away!

Okay, in order to be in with a (very good) chance of winning, here’s what I want you to do!

Guess what I’m making!

Yup! That simple.  Just guess what my WIP is.  Smiles.

Take as many looks as you need at my two pics up there, and place your guesses in the comment section of this post.

Also, the other (tiny) thing I ask you to do is to join my Fun and Friendly Crochet Group on Facebook here. And to like my Kernow Designs Facebook page here.

That’s it! Nice and simple and a good bit of fun too!

I can’t wait to see what all of your guesses are!

Hugs n Happy ‘Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

So Good At Being Bad!

Hello!  Hello!  Hello!!

How are you all today?  Did everyone in the UK remember to put the clocks back last night?

Oh boy I think today is dragging, I changed the clocks but still got up really early.  I guess my body clock didn’t go back as well. 

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

The creation I’m blogging about today is another Halloween design.

I’m so loving that Halloween is almost here!  Smiles.

The image is a FREEBIE for this weekend only over on the Simply Betty Facebook Group.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

The image is called Demonic Babe and what an absolute dream to bring to life with my Copics! 

The hair was looking pretty amazing (as far as I’m concerned anyway!) until my E49 Copic decided it would have some fun with me and LEAK all over the LIGHT part of the hair.  Hmmmm I know right?!

So out came my emergency blender and I did the best that I could with it.

(Note to self here – NEVER stick anything down until you’re all done colouring.. Rofl.)

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

The sentiment is part mine and part Simply Betty’s (it came with the image.)

I edited it on the computer to make it read “I’m so good and being bad.”

My children love that one!  Smiles.

To bring her to life I used my Copics in the following shades:-

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

HAIR.

(Yes there’s that sneaky, innocent looking E49 Culprit right there!)

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

HORNS, LIPS & T-SHIRT.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

SKIN TONES.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

(Oooh just LOOK at all of that lovely sparkle!!!)

My ribbon is one that I’ve had for quite some time and this was the very last piece of it. 

It was originally from Crafty Ribbons.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

To create the web effect on my black card,  I first cut out a spider web square on my Silhouette Cameo.

Then I used that as a mask over my black card.

All that delicious sparkle you see?  I got that by using my Diamond Pearls Glitter Spray from Crafter’s Companion.

I adore that stuff!!

The challenges I would like to enter this Halloween Plaque into are the following:-

A Gem Of A Challenge – Trick or Treat!

Creative Corner – Halloween.

Di’s Digi Designs – Halloween.

Open Minded Crafting Fun – Halloween or Dress Up.

 Hugs n Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

Batty For Amy Doodle Stamp!!

HAPPY Friday everyone!!

Yes I am very happy to have reached the end of the week.  And I’m totally ready for the weekend.

But even better than that?  I have my children home with me for a whole week!! Yes!! :0)

And we are soooh excited for Halloween this year! (It’s the first one in this house.  Smiles.)

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

My blog post today is introducing you to Amy Doodle Stamp. Co and celebrating (shouting from the roof tops actually) my new appointment as a team member of Amy’s fabulously amazing DT!  Big Smiles here.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Okay, so you’re probably reading the post title and wondering where are the bats?  Well, there aren’t any.  BUT!!! That black decorative frame you see there?  It’s the left over from cutting out my bat frame which you can find here (for FREE!)

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

What I have created here can either be a Wall Hanging or a Card.  Cool right?  Well I think so anyway… grins.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

When you open it up this is what you get… BOO!!

(Yes I decided I was going with the wall hanging.)

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

I also decided to have another go at a shaker card style for the main front too.

I say another because I only ever tried it once before, and it was rather a terrible thing.. okay if I’m honest here, it was an all out, complete disaster. (Laughing at myself here.)

I mean, how hard can a shaker be?  I know right?!

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Those gorgeous turquoise gems there are my Sparkles, and I just love them so much.

Opening my draw and suddenly remembering that I had them was an amazing surprise.  (Sometimes it pays to not craft for a long time.  Lol.)

The papers I have used on the wall hanging/card/whatever it is are from Bearly Mine Designs and yes I think they’re amazing too!

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

But even more amazing?  This Count Devlin image from Amy Doodle Stamp Co!

He is rather a cool Count isn’t he?  (Don’t try saying that too fast will you?  Oops!)

To bring my Count to life I used the following Copic Colours;

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

All of these went into his clothes.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

These went into his hair.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

And these into his skin.  (I know! I love his face too.  Took me ages and ages to get that right so I should be happy with it.. Lol.)

We have a Halloween theme going on this week, and you should have seen lots of fabulous creations from my Teamies already.

To come join in the fun (and check out an awesome giveaway too!) You need to come visit our Facebook Group here.  (You’ll be so glad that you did.)

Hugs n Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

The challenges I would love to enter my creation into are:-

The Crafter’s Cafe – Spookable.

Creative Moments – Anything Goes/Halloween/Spellbound/Fairytales.

The Paper Shelter Challenge – Halloween.