Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Bad side effects

Hello I just wanted to pop on here to Thank my lovely blogging friends for sending me many birthday wishes yesterday.  I had a really lovely relaxing day as I spent the weekend franctic with the whole family!
I was the very lucky recipient of some of the most beautiful cards made by my friends and have been very spoilt with loads of great crafting goodies!  Im not going to be showy and flash photos of them as that's not really me but to say I was overwhelmed is an understatement, Thank You very much.

Here is another fun card, I just need to find an ill person to send it to now!  Bugaboo's Stella is great and there is now a whole new set available, all equally brilliant!

Ive been busy with a few Golden Wedding cards but one I passed on in such a hurry that I didn't get an image of it but Im going to be much more organised with the 2nd one!

Thanks for calling in
Keryn x

Friday, 24 September 2010

On course!

Hello, Id just like to show the cards that Ive made for my brother and sister, their birthdays are on Sunday.  Bryan is a mad sport fan although retired now he is just back from a golfing trip to Cornwall earlier this week!  20 of them went in a minibus and the trips have been going for many years now, all I can say is my SIL had a wonderful few days in full control of the remote!

This is the first time for me to merge two images, I guess that is expected when using a sentiment digi so I used Publisher and arranged the sentiment to be on the golf ball.  The sentiment is by Create with TLC and the fab golfing image itself is by Teri at Delicious Doodles.  Im really happy with how well the merge looks and will be playing with it a whole heap more!

As you may be aware, I just LOVE poppies as does my eldest sister so Ive made her another card with poppies but this time with my recent purchase from Just Inklined.

(I see that the hue has been adjusted on this photo so will change it later)  Here's the close ups of the poppy onto which Ive used my PM's alongh with the pen nib of a few Whisper Strokes pens for the fine line detail.

I quite liked the crisp contrast from the black & white gingham (by Pink Petticoat) to the corner poppy image.  Ive used a little mirri card for the QK swirls, I made a tissue flower using my nesties and coloured it to match the poppy using the same PM and finished off with a trio of red buttons!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, there is something happening here on Sunday that is supposed to be a surprise for me!  I will tell all next week!
Keryn x

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Hello!  From when I first saw Chris Dark's stunning Kingfisher, I had to have it.  It's taken me a little while to print it off but I thoroughly enjoyed colouring him in and can't wait to use him again!
If you would like this stunning image also, pop over to 
Sketching Stamper where you will find lots of lovely images along with inspirational cards made by Chris also.

Ive kept the card quite simple as I didn't want anything detracting from the image;  Ive finished it off with a label by Spellbinders and the teal card is DCWV's Christmas Cardstock pad.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday Bird/Butterfly
ABC Challenge D = Distressing

Thanks for calling in 
Keryn x

Sunday, 19 September 2010

May contain Nuts!

Hello crafters I hope you have enjoyed a really lovely weekend.  It's been dry  and bright here in the south but have had too many aches and pains to get out and properly enjoy it.  Slipping down the stairs earlier in the week did nothing to help it! lol!

This is a male card I made using a great little digi from Digi Sparkle.  Its the first time Ive used this image and I'd like to join in with this weeks challenge over at 
Stamp Something which is to use a digi.  Along with an open challenge this week at 
Secret Crafter.   
This is about as CAS as I can go I reckon, I really love all of the CAS cards but I think I sit somewhere between the 2; a happy mid place for me I think!

Have a great week
Keryn x

Friday, 17 September 2010

Friday Smiles

Hello,  It's Friday, isn't that just a great feeling?!
Im sharing a couple more cards that have kept me out of trouble this week.

The bp is K&Co from a pad I got many many moons ago and the colours matched perfectly!  This is Stella and she has such a dry sense of humour, I love it!

I think I over stretched the sentiment in Publisher with this one but it still makes me smile!

And lastly, here's Gus & Stella sharing a special moment!  I gave this to my brother this year on his anniversary - I did give them a proper one too though - and he laughed his socks off!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend and lets hope for some lovely September sunshine too!

Keryn x

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Bring out your old, I mean OLD photos!

Me and my big mouth, well I am nothing if not true to my word so here goes!  My friend Chris (AKA Crafty Chris) posted an old photo of her with her best mate way back in their school days.  I happened to mention what fun it would be to join in and get as many as possible to post an old (preferrably) school photo of themselves on their blog!  Chris has reminded me daily (lol!!) to get my photo on so here goes!  
I had an absolutely awful school photo of me doing the stupid pose of hand on cheek and looking aimlessly into the air - all instructed by the school photographer mind you, it sure wasn't my idea!  Well, Ive been through all of my photos and I can't find that one anywhere, I have a feeling I did my usual, rip and shred action on it as it was so cringeworthy!  That's the honest truth!
Instead Ive found a 3 others than I stupidly willing to share!

Above is my Nan, Mum, me and my oldest sister Jacky.  Yeah, I was the late surprise to Mum aged 40!  I like it as my Nan is in it as she was the only grandparent I ever met so she's pretty special to me.

oh blimey, I mean, what on earth am I doing posting this??  I guess Im about 7 here?  This is my Dad's idea of 'smiling for the camera'!

and this is me with my nephew Lee.  We got on great and were really close during his childhood years.  This would have been taken at about the same age (@ 14) as me on the school photo so I thought Id better share it in lieu of the missing school one.

There we go, how cringing are 2 of these?!
If you fancy having a laugh too, add a photo or two from your childhood and let us know!

Ive off to be sedated now!
Keryn x

WOYWW 15.09

Hello again, Im taking the bull by the horn and joining in again at WOYWW, Im now positive that it is Wednesday as Ive just seen Lisa joining in so that's always a good start!
I had a little clear up yesterday hence you can actually see my craft sheet covered in scrap card ready to go for the next one!  This is actually fairly clear for me!  Ive coloured and printed loads of my Bugaboo images and am systematically making them into cards.  However I am getting quite side tracked by all of the fab Halloween images out there at the moment.  Id love to make a load of spooky cards but Im at the age whereby Im in between Halloween being anything special in this house!  My girls are too old and I dont have any grandbabies :(  I always do a pumpkin and get sweeties ready for if we get callers though but I just dont need any cards, still Im sure I might manage a little play though!
Please shoot on over to our 'Queen of WOW' - Julia (link on sidebar) and see what all the fun is about!
Keryn x

Bugaboo Cards

Morning!  Ive been busy having fun with lots of my Bugaboo images, Ive made a selection and would love to share a few with you.

This is Stella and she has some of the best lines!  Ive used up some papers that must be the oldest that I own and I have no idea what make they are now.  I have used the great sketch on this weeks Sketch & Stash, my 3 little buttons are slightly more left than Id hoped but the stitching meant they wouldnt lie flat!  Hope that's ok?

This is Ruby with a perennial dilemma that us girls know all about!  I'd say if they fit then buy them both!  Papers from my scrap box and flower and leaves courtesy of Marianne dies and swirls by QK!

Thank you for popping by and enjoy your day!
Keryn x

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Urgent Techie (printer) help needed in Eastbourne please?

Hello,  Im really sorry to bother you but does anyone know someone who would be able to service a printer in the Eastbourne area please?  
Thank You for reading this,
Keryn x

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Hello, I love Forever Friends and I love this stamp especially as it was only £2, I do like a bargain!  Im quite pleased with the shading on this bear as I remember getting shading lessons last June from Steve and I couldn't do it subtlety at all but I think I am getting better.  I just love the Pear Green PM that Ive used with Hot Pink, it wouldn't be a colour that I naturally gravitate towards but this colour combo is gorgeous!  
The delish papers are from the freebie set earlier this summer in a craft mag, as usual, I am always trailing up the rear and last to show things!

This is a card I have made for a niece's 30th on Saturday, Ive been very kind and hidden the 30 on the red tag that's under the white one, I mean, at that age they can be very sensitive about the ageing process.  At my age, Im just glad I'm still going!  The big 5-0 next year, Ive decided that fat and fifty is not so nifty so I'll be SW bound in October!  
The pretty image is Lola's Perfect Shoes by PP as are the papers.

I hope you all have a really lovely week and after having 4 days of dog sitting and a birthday, I do hope I get much more time this week to do some crafting!
Thank You for calling by!
Keryn x

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Deer Me!

Hello, sorry to have been AWOL for so long, life has been a bit hectic this week.  More of that in a minute!  Its Steve's birthday tomorrow and this card I made for DD1 to give him.  I used the great image from Bugaboo (link on sidebar) with some scraps.  My trusty mini sewing machine helped too and I found this set of labels in my local farm/craft shop and they were so cheap so I just 'HAD' to grab them!  Let me know if anyone fancies them as I can get you a set for £9.99!  I had a little play with the paper piecing too.

And here is my friend Clare and me ( Im the hefty one!) when I went down to Eastbourne to meet her for the first time!  We had a great afternoon and it all went too quickly!  I was very lucky in that Steve offered to come as I wouldnt have managed the drive home.  I had a whale  of a time looking at her craft room!  There is something so special about seeing someone else's crafting space isnt there!  
I also met Bert & Simone (more on that on a later post!) who were sound asleep in their bed!  It was quite a spur of the moment visit as it often does tend to be but we had a great time and are already planning the next one!
Hope you get a good rest today Clare as I know you're a poorly bunny x

Here is the card Ive just finished for DD2 to give Steve.  I was going to use proper tartan for the background but it looked a little too old for her so I used PP's Little Check in Envy green.  I really like this card.  The image is by Teri over at Delicious Doodles, isnt it lovely and so great for men's cards.  Im going to have a play at using it for Christmas cards too.  Teri's looking for a DT too so why not have a peep?

Well, sorry for the long post and I hope you are all well and enjoying your Sunday.  Thanks for popping by!
Keryn x