Saturday, October 31, 2015

October Leading Lady, Keren Baker | Take Five

Sadly it is our last Saturday with our astonishing outstanding October Leading Lady, Keren Baker.   We've felt so utterly delighted and blessed to spend the last five weeks with the all-round lovely Keren.  We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to you, Keren, for the brilliance, scope, depth, sheer creativity and mastery of each of your performances.  It has been an true honor to have you as our leading lady.  

If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her delightful and innovative second performance showcasing cut files CLICK HERE or her third triumphant performance where she goes 3D CLICK HERE or her party of a fourth performance CLICK HERE.

Lucky for us all we have her final command performance today.  

I feel like singing, 'and now, the time is here, I'll face the final curtain' ;-)
My final week is over as Leading Lady. Who was to know it would be so much fun and how much it would stretch my creativity. I said to Shay that I'd not really done flower cards very much...but now I LOVE them! This next flower project is one of my favourite cards ever! 
I'm loosely basing my projects around 'gift giving' this week; hope you can see where I'm going with it!ll5a
I wanted it to look like a bunch of flowers, with the vase as the card base. I've mixed and matched flowers from both 'In Bloom: Elsa's Flora' and 'In Bloom: Anna's Flora'. These sets work interchangeably so well because the sizings are the same- which means you get more use out of them. I've simply added the sentiment from Winter Woodland
To make it 'beyond the card', I've added a little acetate frame that I adhered to the front of the card (but knew I'd cover with the blooms). Granted, it does show at the back, but you could  add more flowers on the back of the card, which would be a lovely touch.
Next up pillow boxes for any gifting occasion
So for the Christmas one I've mixed up Winter Woodland with Elsa's Flora, and for the Grateful pillow box, I've used the Take A Bow Cutaways, the Happiest of Holidays with Evelin T Designs stamp set & the flowers from In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya.
I've gone a little different for my next gift! A pair of earrings!
I've made these pretty quickly (and very easily) using the new In Bloom: Paulina's Greenery Cutaways and black shrink plastic!
I simply die cut the shrink plastic and then shrank them. They were a little wriggly whilst shrinking and probably need a coat of varnish just to give a little strength. For the background I used the Mini Scenery: Multifaceted stamp.
My last (& super quick) project is more of a message from me rather than an actual tag. It was to say 'thank you' for having me (Shay & Julie) and for you all being so supportive of my projects. It's been a joy to be here, and hugs to all of you. 
In case you're wondering, I've die cut the In a Word: Hugs Cutaway into a piece of cardstock die-cut with the new Cover Model: The Leaf Effect Cutaway. I die cut it onto some plain card too. Add some distress inks onto the top of the word. Fold the Leaf Effectpibece in half and adhere to a folded piece of vellum. Insert the 'hugs' piece and add sequins to finish! 
If you still wanted a chance to win the $30 gift voucher which Shay & Julie have kindly donated, do visit my blog & follow the instructions there. You've got until Nov 2nd to do that.08910-w2526w_30giftcard
Thanks so much,

Keren xx



  1. Keren's projects have been incredible this month! Such an amazing amount of creativity, detail, and fabulous execution. A bouquets of real flowers couldn't be more beautiful than the one on her first card!

  2. STUNNING flower card, PRETTY pillow boxes, FABULOUS hugs card and DELIGHTFUL earings!!!
    WOW - Keren, YOU have shared ANOTHER WORLD of WOW with us today, each design is SO CLEVER and CREATIVE, you have introduced me to a whole new way of looking at the W&W goodies in my stash and opened my eyes to all the other MUST-HAVE goodies I NEED to buy and the techniques I NEED to try :)
    THANK YOU for being such an AWESOME Leading Lady and for sharing your ULTRA CREATIVE INSPIRATION, I have REALLY ENJOYED your posts and projects!!!

  3. seriously.....Keren's style is simply AMAZING.

  4. Keren, you totally rock the last week! The first card is AMAZING!!!!! The earings are gorgeous and perfect handmade gift, that pillow boxes are gorgeous way of giving on Holidays, love the decorations, and last but not least, the leave die cut background car is fantastic with ombre color sentiment and sequins!!

  5. Keren is amazing! I have followed her blog for ages! Beautiful projects on today's post!

  6. Another JAW DROPPING performance by Keren!! I love the first card, looks just like a beautiful vase of flowers, and the earrings, WOW!!! I love all your leading ladies, but Keren's performance definitely deserves the Oscar in my book :)

  7. Final curtain????..say it isn't so! **insert tears here** Don't know what I'll do without another Keren doing Winnie & Walter up right. Sadly, I'll move on. Saved the best for last, she did (when did I turn into Yoda?) Here arstistry is second to none...each week has been a revelation. You'll miss her, I know. She really made your products gleam.

  8. Wow! Awesome projects and the earings are amazing! xxx

  9. Wow!! What fabulous projects. I LOVE the earrings!!

  10. Wow! Keren project is so fresh and stunning and love that gift pillows and fabulous earrings in black, just love them all!

  11. Well, those are just some awesome projects.. I especially love the earrings. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Gorgeous projects, Keren! Love them all, but my fave is the stunning flowers/vase card!

  13. Stunning projects!! Love every one!

  14. I've felt that joy myself! It's been as much an honour to be your Leading Lady and has been a lovely month in my crafting calendar. I have got some lovely new visitors on my blog and I have enjoyed just how much your lovely products have sparked my imagination! Big hugs to you and many thanks x

  15. Keren your creativity is just astounding ..Each of your projects featured here is just so amazing ..I love them all ..Totally stunning work !!!

  16. Keren, your creativity is out -of-the-park stellar! These projects are a fitting finale for a series that began at 'amazing' and became more so with each edition! The 'vase' and bouquet are a work of art; the tags, utterly gorgeous; the earrings, innovative; the hugs card, heartwarming. All of these truly are gifts in and of themselves. To say you bedazzled us is an understatement...we've been WOWed several times over! Thank you for sharing your inspiration and creativity so generously with us!

  17. Keren, you just couldn't ask for a better Leading Lady! It was always a treat to see what you'll come up with, and I'm oh-so glad that October had FIVE Saturdays in it : ) Wonderful job on all of your ultra creative projects!

  18. These are gorgeous projects! Stunning work!

  19. All stunning! Those flowers... swoon!


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