Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Hello and welcome,

Well as promised I am having a GIVEAWAY to celebrate reaching over 100 followers.  Firstly thank-you to all who are now one of my VIP Followers and Welcome!!

So what can I win I hear you ask????????  Well I (that's me) am offering one lucky person a $20 Voucher to spend at The Funkie Junkie Boutique which is run by the lovely Linda Coughlin. The winner can choose their own craft goodies. How cool is that? Linda has heaps of wonderful products in store and CHA products coming soon, so be sure to pop on over and check them out.

To enter.......

Step 1.You do need to be a VIP follower here on my blog.....just click on Follow this blog and follow the prompts, if you haven't already.
Step 2.You also need to leave a comment on this post telling me what it is you like about crafting or perhaps what your favourite technique or tip is. I think it's kinda cool to share with each other.

You can leave comments up until and on 15 January (that's one week)  and that's hidden extras. lol.

I will be back on 17 January (Australian time) to announce one lucky Winner.
I cant wait to hear all the comments.



Sharon said...

Hi Karen: I like learning new techniques and trying new products, anything by Tim Holtz. Would love to go on one his stamping cruises one day. I've been following you already on Google but became of follower on your blog. Really like your work!
Thanks for the chance to win.

crafty creations said...

Hi Karen and how generous of you yo have a giveaway

I love texture and mixed media and of course the master himself - I have been avid Tim follower for quite some time

Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming my newest follower

Samra Leshinski said...

Karen, thank you for putting together this giveaway! I like using texture paste! I make my own texture paste. I also love making my own flowers for my projects, anything from daisies to roses! I am still learning...Have a great day! Hugs :)

denice said...

love your sight
like new products and like how you them

Sue Kosec said...

Karen, my life would be empty without crafting. I love to create cards and mini albums and gifts for people - anything to put a smile on a face and warmth in a heart.

Happy New Year!

Holly M said...

I love your sweet vintage style, and so enjoy your blog posts. I think one of my favorite techniques is to use my supplies in ways other than what they were designed for. I often come up with some fun surprises. Thanks for the giveaway, and congratulations on achieving your goal.

Lys Scrap said...

For me crafting is one of the best way to express oneself. Creativity has the limits one gives himself so they always can be moved and pushed further. Thanks Karen for the chance given here ! Happy crafting!

butterfly said...

Huge congrats on your century (your work deserves to have ten times more!), and what a lovely giveaway to celebrate with. There's so much I love about crafting - not least this generous world of online crafters, full of inspiration - but one of the things I love most is the sense of creating something out of nothing (or out of not very much at least)... this thing that is now on the table in front of me which is made up not only of the actual ingredients but somehow has part of me, or my imagination, or my spirit - or whatever it is - in the mix.

Congratulations again, and thanks for the constant inspiration, and here's to the next 100!
Alison xx

Shari Trumbull said...

Congrats, Karen on reaching 100 followers!! That's just awesome and quite the feat for us humble crafters :) I'm already a follower and part of those 100 people who just love your style and enjoy your blog :)
OK--so you asked what I like most about crafting? Well, having a creative community available online and through having blogs--I just love all of the new crafty, artistic friends that I have met because of blogging.
And, I love making my own backgrounds :) I learned that from one of our fav guys-Tim Holtz! That has completely opened up how I create-I've come a long way, baby!! :)
Congrats again, Karen!! Cheers to more and more followers :) XOXO-Shari

Rita said...

Hi Karen. I love my crafting and making and creating things. Congratulations and Thanks for letting us have a chance to win. Hugs Rita xxx

JackieP Neal said...

Woo Hoo!! Congrats on your over 100!!!
I am a follower and a fan!!I think the tip I would like to share is about recycling- I always save the packages from the embellishments ,elements or even stencil packaging- many times,some of these companies,for example, Prima & Tim Holtz come decorated and these are sturdy and work well as a substrate for mini art pieces!

Thanks for your generosity! hugs and best wishes

Susan said...

I have been following your blog for awhile now and look forward to it everyday.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Hi Karen Congratulations on reaching 100 followers. I've been a follower of your blog for quite some time now and love visiting your blog for inspiration. I love to learn new techniques ,texture and embellishments. Thanks for a chance to win some goodies.

Ancient Wanderer said...

First I want to thank you for introducing me to Funky Junkie! I had not been aware of this place until now. As to your question - What I love about crafting is that I can take my daydreams and give them life. Bits of memories, imaginings and hopes are stitched, glued, stamped, painted, embossed, die cut, etc., and somehow it all is given birth to something I can hold in my hand. Those wisps of dreams that skitter away when you open your eyes can find their way back in art.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Karen, what an amazing give away, so generous, - who would not love to spent $20 at Linda's shop!

I've been a follower of your lovely blog for a while now and love to see all your wonderful makes! Big congrats on your over 100 followers now! And please put my name in the hat!

I am back from your lovely country now, - hope you're not suffering from the heat too much, - I am missing it :o(

Jess M said...

100 followers! That's huge. I love to try new techniques and learn by poking around on other people's blogs. Some work out great and others, well they never see the light of day!

Sara Barker said...

Hi Karen,
Woo Hoo! Congrats on making that milestone of 100 followers! And it's no wonder! You are such a talented artist, we don't want to miss a thing! And you are so kind to pay my blog a visit and leave your sweet, generous comments!
Anywho...on to this reason why I's part of life for me, like breathing and eating and sleeping. I have to do something each and everyday, even if it ends up in the trash. It's my therapy, my rock, my strength, my soul. I wonder what people who don't craft do to find balance in their lives.
As for my favorite technique it is hands down the old spritz and flick! So much bang for your creative buck! Followed extremely closely by distressed edges. Pretty much old stand-bys, but I'm always willing to try whatever catches my eye at the moment.
Thanks for a most generous giveaway. Since the 17th is my birthday, it would be a hoot if I might be the lucky winner!

Sara Barker said...

PS I would like to second what Ancient Wanderer said! Amen, sister!

Kimberly Cobb said...

Congratulations Karen! How generous to share not only your talent but also a chance to shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. My favorite crafting tool right now is stencils...they are so versatile. You can use them with paints, texture paste, or embossing powders.

Elizabeth said...

I just found your blog. Your projects are fabulous! I love making cards and home decorating items in a variety of styles. My favorite tip is to keep organized and tidy up after each project. Crafting is so much more enjoyable when I can find my supplies and have room on my table!