Merry & Bright and Proof!

October 8, 2012 at 7:47 pm 11 comments


Iiiiiits Monday! Phew.
Felt like a long 48hours that did. Fun but extraordinarily hectic. This card was one I demoed on Saturday. I have to say it was a whole lot of fun. Granted, I was a little nervous because I didn’t know exactly how to pitch it- what kind of people I’d meet and whether it would work out. I need not have worried.
It was simply lovely meeting such a varied bunch of people. There were some newbie crafters, some who probably knew more than I did, one girl and her mum who took up stamping for the first time that day ( yay!), reluctant husbands following their wives around and some really lovely Abakhan staff. There was a real buzz about the store and I’m really looking forward to going back. It was great to see some of my friends pop down ( thankyoouu!) and my worries about sitting there alone for 3 hours were completely unfounded. Next month is more Christmas cards with different stamps, different samples and different colours too!

The card above is using a DoCrafts set of stamps that everyone fell in love with and the shop sold out of!
It’s fairly challenging creating cards with limited supplies- would love to do one of those challenges where someone gives you 5 things and you’ve to create a Layout with it!

With some large amounts of reservation – I post this-

I couldn’t take a pic of the back which is much shorter than the front ( but obviously perfectly graduated πŸ˜‰ )
and glad that my exploits continue to amuse and defy belief in just how idiotic I can be! To quote my lovely friend Ros who I had the pleasure of visiting this morning – ‘you have to be brave, you have 5 kids’! Although secretly I’m sure she thinks ( like the rest of you lovely blog readers) that I’m a little unhinged! Seeing Ros ‘the queen of vintage-y’ was truly a tonic. I find it hard to concentrate in anything at her house because everywhere, and I mean everywhere are morsels of craftiness that she’s created. It’s so lovely. She also gave me a fab tutorial about the benefits and features of the silhouette cameo. It is so definitely on my wish list now.!

Better go- have got to get my brain in gear now. It doesn’t happen very often and I may take a whole while to recover.
See you when I’ve rested my brain cell! x

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World Card Making Day & Free Haircut ! Jars of Thanks & Staying and Playing!

11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Monika  |  October 8, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Hi Keren. Glad that Saturday went well. Love your card, hair not bad either. Have a great week πŸ™‚ xxx


  • 2. Nicola  |  October 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Love the card, and the haircut too!



  • 3. Nicola  |  October 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Love the card, and the haircut too πŸ™‚


  • 4. alicecarman  |  October 8, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Great card Karen! It’s nice to have a crafty friend like that. i bet you get tons of inspiration by visiting her house. Glad to hear you are thinking about getting the Silhouette. I love my machine,


  • 5. Jg  |  October 8, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Love the hair!!


  • 6. Ros Crawford  |  October 9, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Aww! you are so lovely … I really enjoyed seeing you again … We must do it more often … and I really love this card … As always you take a stamp and make it sing! Have a beautiful day … and though your photo is great … you are so much prettier IRL xxxx


  • 7. Sue Brannan  |  October 9, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Lovely to meet you again last week even if it was a quick hello…hope you enjoyed a quick browse at all the lovely goodies. This card is lovely with it’s traditional but quirky feel. And your haircut…..what can I say… Vidal Sassoon eat your heart out! x


  • 8. Karen brailsford  |  October 9, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    hi keren went your demo on saturday really enjoyed it , bought the stamps what a bargain! hope to see you again maybe at one of your classes. thanks karen


    • 9. kerenbaker  |  October 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      nice to have met you too- hopefully see you at the next one!! Need to sort out some classes- any sort of classes you’d like to see?!


      • 10. karen brailsford  |  October 22, 2012 at 10:34 pm

        hi keren will see you at november demo am interested in any stamping class


  • 11. tsurutadesigns  |  October 15, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Well, you look marvelous! I’m so glad that you posted your pic! How fun to get together with Ros! It’s always fun to connect with crafty friends!

    Lovin’ your holiday card! The twine and bling are the perfect way to top it off!



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