Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Mum in lilac

Hello back again, this time with a card Ive made for my youngest to give to her MIL.  She chose the image so apologies for bringing it out of the cupboard again but it is a beauty I think!

Ive used Pink Petticoats washed out and Grandmothers wallpaper both in lilac and the sketch is today's mini challenge over at Bugaboo.  Well my version of it, just a tiny tweak!  Hope you like it!

Now Ive seen it up here, Im going to add the big Tim Holtz bloom in the top left hand corner as its looking a tad bare to me!  Firstly, I need to find that die!   Aaaaargh! 
Keryn x

Oh Bugaboo! Better late than never?!

Good morning campers!

Its another perfect British Summer's day here, grey, cloudy with showers :(
Meanwhile over at Bugaboo it's Christmas in July all week long and Im hoping that the time difference between here and Bugaboo HQ in Canada will allow this to count as yesterdays entry?!

This is Xmas Tree Ruby and she is just great!  Ruby is a family name so I am particularly soft for her!  I used up a sheet of embossed card leftover from last year layered with some silver mirri card, a sentiment, a flower and Voila!
Im going to try to join in with there week long of activities, come and play too!
Keryn x

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

WAM - What A Mess!


Dont worry no material content referring to any newspaper here folks!  Im bored stiff of it all to be honest!

As promised here is the before shot

eeek, what a blinking mess you cry!
Indeed!  BUT, in my defence it was the dogs' fault!!  lol!
The double bed, as you can see is virtually clear as that is where the dog beds are and they sleep there all the time I am in here so it just had to go on the floor!  This is the stuff that was cleared out of the conservatory (my first location for the craft room) a couple of months back when we gutted there.  My youngest came to stay/organise/help me at the weekend and we spent a lot of time and money in Ikea!  We were just about to be awarded their regular visitor trophy too!
Anyway, after a big trip to the tip and some assembly this is how it now looks.

aaaah, that's much better!

The bit of white on the right of the shot is another 4 cubed storage unit and that has my sewing machine and associated 'stuff' in it.

Having a big list of cards to make I fear that it will be an ongoing task to finish off but at least the floor is clear but I have to be honest, the bed has lots of craft stock that needs sorting through too!  Its never ending I fear!
Keryn x

Monday, 18 July 2011

My CCC card


Managed to clear enough space on my desk to get my card up.  I will show a couple of photos to explain my absence tomorrow.

Here's the card Ive made using Pinky's choice of 'Use a Teddy' so I chose an old digi that Ive had for a couple of years from Cuddly Buddly.  Ive also used up some soft blue snowflake papers that were printed off last year too by Pink Petticoat, a little seam binding and a few Martha Stewart Snowflake die cuts!

If you'd also like to get a head with a few xmas cards and would like to join us at the Christmas Card Club just click on any of us listed on my sidebar!

Id like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Emma Christmas
Sketch & Stash followed sketch and old stash is digi as described above
Digi Stamp 4 Joy Christmas in July
Catch the Bug Non trad Christmas colours
Simply Create Christmas Time
Creative Inspirations Xmas in July

Hope to see you tomorrow, thanks for your visit!
Keryn x

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Sunshine Wedding


Im back with a wedding card that Ive made for my niece's wedding on the 29th (30yrs to the day from Charles and Princess Di's wedding, cant believe where that time has gone!?!).  It's the first time that Ive ever seen a yellow colour theme for a wedding and it's been a lovely change but I am all yellowed out now especially as Ive made the Guest Book and box too all in sunshine yellow!  I want to make a pink one now just for a change!!

Ive had the Hero Arts stamp set for years and its been very neglected by me which is naughty so I must try harder to use some of my old stamps that are usually hidden in drawers!
I hope I can get away with the silver tone heart charm even though the accent  is gold, I just havent seen many gold coloured charms around.
Right, must finish the decoration on the top of the box, will show it when its all finished!  Have a super week ladies!
Keryn x

Monday, 11 July 2011

Make my Monday


I stumbled across a new challenge blog this morning called Make My Monday and I think it has a monthly theme running through it and then each week an addition is added to change the mix slightly - well, thats if Ive got it right?!
This month's theme is Vintage and this week is added 'embossing' to it. Here's my card:

The bp is Pink Petticoat's Doodle Dots in Mocha, Ive used a CB snowflake embossing folder, the main image is an Inkadinkadoo bargain from Ebay and the leaves were images from a freebie acrylic stamp set in a craft mag last year.  I stamped it in Frayed Burlap DI and finished with a quick whiz with the sewing machine!
It's really beautiful here in Southampton but it's not due to last more than a day or so :(  Well, it is the British Summer after all!

Thanks for your visit,
Keryn x

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

My Christmas in July


I had a fairly productive day yesterday making xmas cards!  Ive no idea where that came from, it must have been my xmas in July moment!  Anyway, here's one of the cards I made using the great sketch over at Sketch & Stash Challenge and I used my brand new Penny Black stamp that I got from Handy Hippo last week.  

The old stash was the bp that were already printed and lying around in my Xmas box!  I think this tree will be making a frequent appearance as I really love how it's come out.

Id also like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Papertake Weekly Challenge
Thanks for your visit!
Keryn x

Can anyone help please, since the mega mess up with Blogger a few months back I have not been able to link to anything.  As you will see my codes are just showing and not actually linking, have I gone mad and the codes are wrong or is there something else that Im doing wrong??  Id really appreciate any advice I can get!
THANK YOU to everyone for your help with this!  I worked through the list of suggestions with no joy and when I got to Clares; hers worked!  YAY!  I love you Clare Bear - thanks so much! The 'Link' button is completely new to me, Id been doing all of the donkey work myself.  And, yes, Chrome is the best for blogging and I have to say I couldnt recommend it highly enough as Ive been with it a couple of years now :)

Sunday, 3 July 2011

CCC & Pink Gem freebie


Back with another early xmas card!  They are very slowly mounting up which is great and Im sure I will be even more thankful come the time!

This fortnight was Lizzies choice and she requested us to not use any backing papers!  I really enjoyed this task and here's one of my cards.

This cute chap is Winter Philip and he is a freebie from Janet over at 
<a href="">Pink Gem</a>.  Isnt he cute!  It was a simple choice for me to emboss and with a couple of die cuts I was done!

If you fancy joining in with our club to make a coupleof xmas cards every fortnight then please contact any one of us as listed on my sidebar, we'd love for you to join in!

Hope to be back tomorrow,
Keryn x

ETA: can anyone suggest anything to help me, I havent been able to create a link for months and months now and I cant see what Im doing wrong!  Its driving me batty!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Bling on the Flourish!


It's quite an odd DT day for me as it is our last challenge this week before our Summer break.  My weeks wont feel the same for a couple of months so I thought Id show my card and rally some support from everyone to see if we can get a really big entry this week!  The prizes are super and include some of Teri's images plus a super selection of beautiful flourishes from our sponsor so please see if you can come and join me this week.

I'll be honest, I do sometimes use a flourish to finish off a card but this week as I was trying to make the flourish a bit more of a prominent player, I fiddled for a long while before I finished upon this design.  No doubt next time I wont stress over the flourish so much and will make a card that knocks the spots off this one?!  Cardmaking gets like this at times for me!

I feel much happier with this card now that I have cut up the flourish!  I made the background and used a couple of paired seahorses from Teri and was quite disappointed when I googled them to see what colour they were.  I thought they'd be a beautiful turquoise and instead they were this sort of ochre colour!

Steves put his back out yet again yesterday so Ive not idea how this weekend will pan out but if it sorts quickly then I hope to be back with some more shares.  Have a lovely weekend and thanks for calling in!
Keryn x