Friday, 28 August 2009



I've had a memorable week for all the wrong reasons!! PC problems left me without it from saturday to wednesday midnight - set it up only to find the exact same problem as before it went to shop to be fixed! Have now got daughters 'old' pc (her pre laptop pc) and as it is much newer and better than mine I am very pleased, however, all of my craft files are on the broken one!

I have hundreds of images and backing papers printed so really have no excuse but I'm desperately missing my special files and am reluctant to take both pc's in to try to resolve the issue incase something else goes wrong!

Sadly in the long, long days without a pc I became very domesticated and did masses of ironing - if I admitted it was infact 10hrs of ironing that will show a) how bad I am at doing the ironing and b) how many clothes we've actually both got before we ran out :-/ I even ran out of hangers and our wardrobes are bulging which is really bad but I did realise that DH has far more clothes than me! DH also put up my much needed extra shelving at my desk and my space is slowly getting more and more organised; so, all in all, as much as I HATED not having a pc, I did gain in other things!

I hope to catch up with everyone's blogs over the weekend and I'd like to be able to post some of my makes also but in the meantime, I hope everyone enjoys a really great Bank Holiday weekend and thanks for popping by!

Keryn x

Monday, 17 August 2009

A very special girl

Here's a card Im just about to send and it is for someone very special. The image is from PcCrafter which has been layered onto silver mirri and pale blue card, the pp is PP, sentiment is pc generated and I've glamour dusted the wings of the lovely bee (and myself in the process!). A couple of flowers from my stash complete this simple card.

Thank you for looking and enjoy your week
Keryn x

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Hubby's Card

Hi, I hope everyone is enjoying the gorgeous weather! I sat in the garden to have lunch and that was long enough for me! Im trying to collate a bundle of cards for PostPals and whilst I do this Im just going to load my card I made for DH earlier this week. The image is from the Love Words on Funky Fairy, they have some really smashing sentiments there so do have a peep if you can spare a moment. There was also a big discount on all of their range too so it might be worth your while!
All the pp are PP and I used rub-ons from stash along with the ribbon and the little 'made with love' charm. Quite simple but I like it and luckily he did too!

Catch you later but if I don't I hope you're all having a really lovely weekend!

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Dad's Birthday

Hi, well another first for me today as this is my entry into the new challenge blog over at Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenge blog. There the theme is 'something for Dad' and 'metal'. This card is for Steph's man to give his Dad this week. I smiled at the thought of my Dad actually bbq'ing anything!! Though I am really lucky as my DH is brilliant on the bbq!
Ive used the digi-stamp boutiques BBQ Jim, the kettle bbq is silver & the rest of the image is water coloured with the brads and eyelets completing the metal theme. The papers are all from Funky Fairy.

Mr Bloggy is obviously on the saturday night wobbly water! Talk about messing about?! lol
Bring on the sunshine tomorrow please!
Keryn x

English Country Garden

Hi, here is my entry into this weeks Allsorts Challenge. It is my 1st go at this challenge but felt this card I made this week was suitable for it. The image is from PcCrafter, a place I visited after seeing one of Sheila's blog posts. I was asked to make a card for a male who was mad on his allotment. As hard as I could try I just couldn't find anything 'allotmenty'! I decoupaged the image to add some depth and added a mini button for the draw handle and accessorised with some twine, a lolly stick, brads and eyelets. All pp are from the Funky Fairy. I hope you like it.


Hello, am following Kim's example of posting a wedding photo as we've this week celebrated our 5th anniversary. As you can see from the empty rows of chairs, we had a very small 'do'! I cant say how much I loathe having my photo taken but had little choice on this day!
We celebrated it on Thursday even though it was Tuesday but work commitments forced the change. We spent the day in lovely Winchester and then had a lovely meal in the place that we had our first date 7 yrs ago!
I have some cards to show so will add those over the course of the weekend.
I hear the weather is improving so summer may finally be on it's way! Hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Thanks for calling in
Keryn x

Friday, 7 August 2009

Friends Award

Hi, I would like to thank Victoria and Claire for forwarding these awards onto me. Thank you very much ladies! I really appreciate them.
Please pop over to their blogs as they have some really beautiful creations to see, not least their gorgeous little people!
Victoria is at
Claire is at

The recipients are asked to list 5 things about themselves that might not have previously been divulged, well, that was fun!

1. Im still trying to loose my 'baby' weight :-/
2. I spent alot of my time in junior school actually outside the classroom door - for laughing!
3. The 1st time I got drunk was on my 1st honeymoon in Paris! (I'd led a very sheltered life!)
4. When I remarried 5 yrs ago there were only 4 guests plus a gate-crasher, 1 of my sisters!
5. I've seen a ghost of a person I'd never met or seen but could describe him in minute detail!

Well, I think I've scraped the barrel of my tired mind enough for one night. I really appreciate receiving these lovely awards but am fully aware that many people don't like to receive them themselves so I will offer them to the following people and hope they at least enjoy the sentiment that they have been forwarded with.

1. Pinky, she was my first ever follower and she regularly pops in to visit, thanks!
2. Jules, she's a great mate and a beautiful crafter!
3. Steph, a really lovely girl with lots and lots on her plate at the moment!
4. Sheila, (I know she wont accept this award) however she's so friendly and I just love her blogs!
5. Mo, (another who wouldn't be able to accept this but) she has such a stunning talent and I thoroughly love looking at her work

As I say, I'm fully aware that some or all may not wish to accept this award and I'm perfectly happy with that but I still send them these awards all in the circle of friendship!

Happy crafting everyone & Thank You for visiting!
Keryn x

Wedding Stationery

Hello, I just wanted to show a little sample of the wedding I have just finished. The wedding is actually today and earlier I received a big beautiful pink & white bouquet from the bride & groom! I was completely stunned and thrilled!
I really liked the colour scheme at the start of the year but I need a wee break from the dark chocolate now! So, if you see me posting anything with either ivory or dark chocolate please do SHOUT at me!! I had a couple of days off from crafting and spent them with DH which was lovely.
Im unable to view many of my reading list at the moment so I hope it will sort itself soon as I have plenty to catch up on! I will be back several times over the weekend with lots (well for me it will be!) of posts. In the meantime, I hope everyone has a really lovely weekend and that we all can enjoy some lovely sunshine!
Thank you for taking the time to call in!
Keryn x

Sunday, 2 August 2009


I hope everyone's had a lovely weekend, today has been a beautiful summer's day but it's not due to last :(
I am all but done with the wedding and am just making my gift to them of a Guest Book all in the same theme/colours that they have chosen. It is all being collected on Tuesday and I can't wait!

Im unable to continue tonight as I've been trying to connect my new CISS and am now covered in magenta ink! The scene looks like some awful teen horror movie! Luckily DH is a printer who's at work now so he's going to bring me some 'proper' cleaning fluid in the morning so I can clean up & finish the book!

Here's a card I made a few weeks back and it uses the gorgeous teddy from Chris Dark over at He is 'Bearing Love' and I think he's great. I've used pp from PP, nesties and a typed sentiment with a heart button from my stash.
Thank you for visiting
Keryn x

Saturday, 1 August 2009


Hi, here is the latest addition to my family! My eldest daughter has just collected her little pup Chester. We met him yesterday and fell instantly in love!! He is my surrogate grandchild! He's a working Cocker Spaniel or rather he will be when he's fully grown! At the moment he is just the most adorable little bundle of fluff!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend, hope you be back to normal next week some time; post wedding!

Keryn x