Friday, 19 September 2014

Winston's Delight!

Hi everyone.  How has your week gone?  Mine has been really good.  We are getting ready to have new carpet installed here, so I have been busy taking up the old stuff!  Add carpet removal to my Mom resume :-)

Our Spanish student, Paula, returned home last Sunday, it was lovely having her and Shannon is now looking forward to her trip in April of next year.

Oh and Andy comes home tonight for the weekend :-)

Anyways, lets get on with this post.  We have a new challenge starting, for this fortnight, over at Polka Doodles.  Our theme this week is use this sketch!

Now, I am not that good with sketches, but I have to admit I really enjoyed using this one.  I have used the fabulous new Winston Deluxe Papercrafting CD for my creation.

I used the pre-coloured image of Winston and Etty celebrating, using these to replace the hearts in the sketch.  Don't they look dapper in their posh togs :-)

All the papers and embellishments are from this fabulous CD.  I distressed all the edges of all the layers and inked them with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.

My card base was a 6" by 6" from my stash, it has been in there for ages.  I inked the edges of the base too.  For the inside, I used the same papers and then added the champagne glasses and hearts (also from the CD), which were cut using my Cameo.  In fact, I designed the whole card in Design Studio, and then filled each of the layers with the papers from the CD :-)

The Happy Anniversary sentiment is from the wonderful Cherryblossom Lane CD.  I added the characters, sentiment and hearts, using some foam squares to add some dimension to the card.

So, why not give the sketch a go, I think it is a great one.  Then all you have to do is go over to Polka Doodles and enter the challenge.  You have until Noon GMT, Friday 3 October to enter - so plenty of time to get creating.

Here is the new collection I used, Winston Deluxe Papercrafting CD.

**  Winston Deluxe Papercrafting CD Collection

There's also a 10% coupon code for you to use in the Polkadoodles store - so why not go check out my teamies creations and then go shopping :-)  Remember all international purchases over £20 is free postage!

I am entering this card into the following challenges.

Scribble and Scrap Blog and Challenge - Challenge #27: Anything Goes (closes 26 Sept)

Through The Purple Haze Challenges - Challenge #59: Anything Goes (closes 20 Sept)

Crafting from the Heart Challenges - Challenge #36: Always Anything Goes (closes 21 Sept)

Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #187: Anything Goes (closes 22 Sept)

Inky Chicks - Challenge #38: Anything Goes (closes 27 Sept)

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #49: Anything Goes (closes 25 Sept)

Sister Act Card Challenges - Challenge #75: Always Anything Goes (closes 25 Sept)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.


  1. Oh so cute, Karon! Love how you've distressed the edges.
    hugs, Asha

  2. This is just adorable Karon ! love the distressing and its so nice to see the inside of the card as well
    Hugs Susan xxxx

  3. Another CUTIE Karon! Love those images and your card design is AWESOME!!!!

  4. I just love this Karon, plenty going on but works so well.
    Jenny xx

  5. Such a sweet card! Have a lovely weekend!!

  6. This is a gorgeous card, so classy I love it. Y x

  7. This is so sweet!! The image is adorable!! I love the colors and papers!! Fabulous card my friend!! Have a great weekend with Andy and the girls!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Very cute - you do a great job with sketches! The distressing is perfect with those sweet bears!

  9. Absolutely precious for an Anniversary card! Love those soft antique pastel colors and the little hearts. Sounds like so much fun going on in your home and an extremely impressive resume you have too!! :)
    Happy weekend my friend.
    Lisa x

  10. Stunning card love winston. Love your layout too xxxxx

  11. Adorable the images and its definitely beautiful.

    Fiona DT

  12. I really like how you distressed and curled the corners on this. It is beautiful, inside and out.
    Blessing hugs,

    PS - Have a wonderful weekend with your beloved Andy.

  13. A really beautiful card thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..hugs Sue DT:)

  14. Such a cute card, love the colour scheme... Thanks for joining us this week....

    Andrea TTPH

  15. Oh my - what a darling little couple! Love the color combo and vintage style of this sweet card. This is truly a lovely card.
    Good luck on the carpet removal and enjoy the new look!

  16. Gorgeous card Karon, The image is really sweet.great take on the sketch
    Kevin xx

  17. This is adorable and so gorgeous, Karon! What a darling image and your distressing/inking is fabulous! Beautiful work on this precious creation, my friend! Have a happy weekend! I'm so glad Andy is home for it. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  18. The bears are adorable and beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us in the SweetStamps challenge this week.

  19. Such a lovely card. Love the cute couple and the colors are fabulous. Enjoy your weekend with Andy.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  20. how cool that you designed everything in studio! lovely card!

  21. I LOVE those sweet bears. Your card is GORGEOUS. Thank so much for sharing!
    Have a wonderful weekend with Andy!!!
    Crafty hugs,

  22. This is beautiful Karon. I love how you've distressed the card and decorated the inside. Have a fab weekend.

    Claire xxx

  23. This is gorgeous Karon, love the cute bears.
    Linda xxx

  24. Stunning card!! Cute image and the coordinating papers are so pretty and I love how you did the inside. Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

  25. Adorable card Karon and love how you have decorated the inside to match too x

  26. Totally love this, the colours are fab and the distress edges are inspirational xx
    Sandie x

  27. Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  28. this is beautiful Karon! love the colors and your distressing, such a sweet image!!

  29. Stunning & so BEAUTIFUL! Awesome take on the sketch!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  30. Oh Karon, I've been a horrible follower for over a month. I'd like to say that I've been checking in and not commenting, but that wouldn't be true. Life slipped sideways for a time. I've caught up on what I missed and you've been busy and creative. As always, very inspiring. I'm going to try to return your email today.

    Take care and keep it up!

  31. What a lovely make hun I love it Katie xx

  32. Fabulous the vintage look of the papers and adorable is that image. Love your card!

  33. delightful Karon. I'm addicted to this CD and you can't NOT get the inks out can you? Fabulous x

  34. Fabulous! Love all that distressing. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  35. Super pretty card! I love the images- they're so cute! Thank you for joining us at Through The Purple Haze Challenges.

    Katya Bess

  36. Now I have to figure out how you designed it in Sil and then filled in the layers with papers from the CD. I swear, I can't keep up. Your card is gorgeous.

  37. Adorable card! I love the color of the papers and all!

  38. Your card is so sweet.
    I love that image and the colours you used :)
    Hope you enjoyed your family weekend.

  39. Beautiful Anniversary card Karon, I love the cute image and pretty papers. Anet x

  40. Your card is gorgeous Karon, love the images.

  41. Gorgeous inside and out and I love the vintage feel of this. Winston and Etty look fab xx

  42. This is gorgeous, I love those distressed layers! :) Mel x


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