Tuesday, 20 September 2011

New Beginnings


Id like to share this card with you as it is a special one for me.  Recently I was asked by Kathy if Id like to join her team on her Sketch blog and I was so surprised and really pleased to join the team.
Here is the September sketch:

and this is my side on version of it!

This card is for one of my Sisters who has her birthday next month, Ive used a Lily of the Valley image very kindly sent to me at the start of this year by my special friend Claire - she just loves it when I say that!!

If you get the chance Id love you to hop on over to Kathys Waffle Sketch and join in with this September sketch before the end of the month!  I'd love to see your take on the sketch!

Have a super day, Keryn x

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Cute as a Button!


Im really enjoying the latest edition of 'Simply Homemade'!  What do you think of it?  
I love that it's just packed with such a variety of crafts and Im finding it makes me twitch as I read it as I want to go and start making things!

Here's my DT card for our new challenge over at Delicious Doodles, it's  caused quite a stir I have to tell you!  I think Im one of the few that found it really easy so I sat down to enjoy my crafting to make a super little card using buttons.  During this process I found out that my printer (the expensive one that hubby 'suggested' I buy about 18mths ago) had died and gone to Printer Heaven.  JUST what I didnt need I can tell you so I set about making my card without anything freshly printed off!

This isnt the card I had in my head but needs must so I did as best as I could.  If you fancy joining us this fortnight in showing us how you enjoy to use buttons on your cards then please call in and have a go!

Just 6 days to go until the little Pocket Rocket gets her first walk and I cant wait!  Oh, her micro-chipping caused quite some concern as she wasnt impressed at the time, obviously, but for about 24hrs afterwards she was crying anytime she moved :(   She is perfectly fine now though!

Have a great weekend, see you soon.
Keryn x

Monday, 12 September 2011

Fizzy Flowers

Good morning!

Here's a card Ive made using a gorgeous little image from Fizzy Moon that was sent to me by Lizzie, thanks Lizzie I love it!  Ive used mainly Copics with a few PM's to colour him and the bps are from Aimee Ascher (Love) and Pink Petticoat (Kraft).  The sentiment is by Stampin' Up add a strip of raffia ribbon, 3 card candies and Im done!

Ive followed the current challenge over at Sketch & Stash and the sketch Ive chosen to use is this one
as you can chose which sketch you wish to use from their previous challenges. The stash of mine which is old is the raffia ribbon and the newest was the image.

Here's the image from yesterday that I mentioned!

The bed is about 24" round and why all three squeeze into it I dont know especially as there's another bed by the side of it lying empty!
Amber's got her second jab tomorrow and the microchipping but Im very nervous about the chipping as she's got no spare flesh on her and the 'gun' they use is quite big.  The Vet even said to bring a treat in for her (after the amount they charge you'd think they could afford one treat per animal wouldnt you??) as she wont like it!  When my other two were done they were older and had grown much more than this little titch so Im not looking forward to it.
Thanks for your visit,
Keryn x

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Snowman with an appendix scar :/


Im feeling quite chipper today or should I say, at the moment as all three girls are curled up asleep in one little bed behind me and it is BLISS!

Today's card for our Christmas Card Club is this one:

This poor chap has been in the wars, all together now: aaaaahhhh!  You see he was all perfect after my first photo of him and then, as you will all know, trying to get a decent photo of white on white with silver mirri card was difficult so I knew I had to take lots and after the first shot my camera dropped, right on his belly!  I cant think of anything to disguise it so maybe he will have to be a scrap heap snowman!
Anyway, this challenge was set by Margaret and because of Pinky, Ive come to love white on white so I really enjoyed doing this one.  Our new challenge is being set by Crafty Chris and she's let us all off lightly with 'Anything Goes'!  Thanks Chris, that will be great to see a whole variety of different makes.
If you fancy getting a few extra Christmas cards together in time for you know what then feel free to join in.  We will be posting our cards 2 weeks today on Sunday 25th September so why not join in and let us know what youve made!

Changing course completely I couldnt let today go without saying something about 9/11.  I cant believe it has been 10 years since that dreadful day, my heart goes out to everyone affected by the tragedy.

Keryn x

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Growing Pains


Just popping on to share a card I made for my nephew - he's the family joker with a great sense of humour so this image was just perfect for him!

The bp is from Funky Fairies and the blue striped one Ive no idea as it was in my blue bag of scraps, the image is by Bugaboo.  I made the badge on the pc.
Have a super time this weekend what ever you're upto!
Keryn x

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Sunday Sketch on time!

The days are flying by here at the Puppy's Palace!  I tell you I am run ragged!  Next time you see a plea on my blog for help finding another puppy PLEASE shoot me!!  lol!  She is a REAL handful but I can't help but laugh as she is such a cheeky rascal!  For example she gruffs and growls when you lift her at night to put her in her bed!!  I mean, the cheek of it?!  
She's tearing around the place, usually hanging on to Honeys fur in the process as they play chase.  Honey is ok at the moment as she can jump up onto the sofas to get away from the terror but Im sure that wont last too long!
Three days after she arrived she was up and down the stairs at a rate of knots that would impress a greyhound!  However, on her third day she was just too fast and ended up at the bottom quicker than she intended.  Ooh my heart was thumping as I rushed to her at which point she picked herself up and hared after Honey like a thing possessed!  Its never a dull moment here folks!

Right, card stuff!  Im feeling quite pleased with myself for actually getting this done in time to actually play with this weeks challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp, too often I play along and then dont post the card in time!

I made this card for Steve's birthday earlier this week and I used an image that I first saw when Jules sent me a couple of images, I knew I had to own him too; he is 'Birthday Dog' by Penny Black!  The gorgeous papers are from a pad by DCWV 'Naturals' and they are the kind that I struggle to use as they are toooo lovely!  Ive had the pad for many months and just couldn't bring myself to use it but I felt Steve was worth it!

The die cut sentiment on the bottom of the easel was cut on my Silhouette from copper pearlised card and the stamped sentiment is also Penny Black.

Id like to enter this into the following challenges

Sunday Sketch & Stamp - I used their sketch
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thanks for calling in!
Keryn x

Friday, 2 September 2011

Delicious Doodles New Season starts here!

Good morning!

The sun is shining and its a beautiful day here on the South Coast but I will be deep in cards as I am so far behind and have loads and loads to do!  

Here is my card for the start of our new season over at Delicious Doodles and appropriately we start with a challenge called 'Fresh Start' so why not hop on over and see what our newly reformed DT have come up with, there are some superb creations there!

Teri has released a lot of new things through the summer including this beautiful paper, I played with it in Publisher and duplicated the design and I really love the  vibrant colours!  The image, which anyone who knows me will know is a new direction for me is called in the pumpkin patch and Ive coloured her with my PM's and Copics, a bit of embossing, a Sizzix photo corner or two and some card candy completes my make.

And for all of those who have asked here are a couple of shots of little Amber!

 out on her first 'walk' - being carried the whole way until she has had her last injection!

having a mid morning nap with my big 'sis'!  Honey is loving having a little playmate, hopefully she will get a bit of weight off as we got a bit of a telling off at the vets this week when she was weighed!  I hastened to explain that Steve likes Honey to test everything he eats - he must think he is Henry Vlll or something!

Have a super weekend and thanks for your visit today!
Keryn x