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Monday, 19 January 2015

Karen Burniston January 2015 design challenge...

Hello and happy new year to you all. It's Karen Burniston design team challenge time again and I'm very excited to share with you some of her newest dies. This months challenge was to include dies from 3 (or more) categories in the Pop it Ups line - those categories are: Accordions & Frame Edges, Pivot Cards, General Pop-ups, Pull Cards, Pop Stands, Edge dies, Characters & Props, Embossing Folders, Accessory Dies.

January also happens to be the month my mum was born so I chose to design the challenge card for her birthday. She loves the owl and the pussy cat poem by Edward Leary and Karen's new cat die goes perfectly with her existing owl die. The first part of the poem reads;

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
   In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
   Wrapped up in a five-pound note.

On the left you can see the bucket from Karen's new props #3 set with 'coins' in. I made the coins from shimmer sheetz using the bubbles die which comes with Karen's new bathtub stand up die set. On the right is the honey pot from the honey the bear set. The new bathtub makes a beautiful pea-green boat floating in the sea made from Karen's new beach edges die set.

 On the front I used the Katie label with the happy birthday die set.

Please don't forget to check out the other designers cards to see what other new and exciting dies Karen has produced.


Links to some of the products I used...


  1. This is a favorite poem of mine - and I love how you made it come alive in your card!

  2. It's my new favorite Donna card ever! I love everything about this.

  3. Donna - you did a fabulous job. Love this card with it's happy characters.

  4. This card is oh so cute and clever. Great way of combining the die styles.