Friday, 28 October 2011

What's your poison?

Good morning campers!

What's my poison?  Im not partial to anything drink wise so I'd have to say a nice skinny cappuccino!

The new challenge over at Delicious Doodles is Good or Evil - you choose!
For this challenge I opted for the Evil side of things for a change and have used Teri's Sparkling Cyanide!

Ive made this for a particular male relative and although it really is far removed from the usual male cards that Ive made before, I quite like it for a change!

Enjoy your weekend!
Keryn x

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Poorly Stella!


Here's a little set I made using Bugaboo's Stella.

I made the papers to match the shocking pink colour scheme as I wanted something fun and vibrant!  I made a Bagelope and filled it with things that I thought might make a hospital stay a bit more bearable: lip salve, hand cream, dry shampoo, nail files and a body spray!  A definite change from the traditional grapes!

Keryn x

Monday, 24 October 2011

Star Dance


Here is my xmas card using this fab sketch from teamie Lizzie.

I really enjoyed working to her sketch and produced this:

and this is a close up of some of the glittery detail!

This was the first inking of this pretty stamp called Star Dance by Penny Black, I used papers by Pink Petticoat in Air Force Blue, a border punch of snowflakes by Martha Stewart and a little layer of coloured mirri card.

I liked doing this one so much that I did this:

Colourways of Envy and Goldenrod too!  Sadly I pressed the wrong button when sorting the photoshop and they are a tad darker on the photo.

Our next challenge has been set by Hazel and it is to use something received freely or recycle something!  We will be posting these on Sunday 6th November.

Thanks for your visit!
Keryn x

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Haunted House


We are half way through our current challenge over at Delicious Doodles which is sooo easy, its Halloween with no orange!  I love the twist!  Here's something else Ive made for it

Ive used Teri's spooky haunted house and coloured it with some PM's, added some Silhouette shapes of a tombstone and a bat, a trim of ribbon and done!  Why not join in too, Id love to see what you make.

Thanks for looking!
Keryn x

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Kathy's Waffle October Sketch


Here's our current sketch for this month.  I don't know about you but I always struggle to make the main feature a circle so I knew I'd have fun with this one!

I used a beautiful image from Digital Tuesday which I coloured with a few Polychromos.  I used 'Berries' xmas paper by Pink Petticoat, a couple of borders from my Silhouette & some Quickutz holly dies.

Being only half way through the month it would be great if you could come and play too!  I'd love to see your take on Kathys Sketch!

Thanks for your visit,
Keryn x

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Cauldron girl


A little card here for our neighbours little girl.  She's about 5 and loves to call on local houses all dressed up with her Mummy at Halloween.

The free pp is from Donna at Bearly Mine Designs, I embossed the black card with a brick wall effect EF, the web and bats were cut from the Silhouette and the super little image was also a freebie from Bugaboo.

Id like to enter this card into a new challenge site I found via Bugaboo, Stamptacular Sunday Chaellenge and this week it is 'You Choose'.

Thanks for calling in,
Keryn x

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Crafty Sisters!

Good morning!

The sun is shining and its a beautiful day here, have to say Autumn has always been my favourite season but this really lovely weather makes it even better!  

Long post warning!

Look what I got in the post

I was sooo surprised to open this yesterday as I thought it was some double sided tape (as thats all Id ordered in weeks!) so you can imagine my joy at seeing it all beautifully wrapped in hot pink tissue paper!
Starting top left Ive got my own wet wipe cover - with poppy, a beautiful poppy brooch, a fat pin cushion (I like fat!) and a super needle wrap (thats the wrong name but my meds are playing with my brain right now and I cant think of the proper name?!) oh and did I mention, thats got a red poppy on it too!
I had a lovely time yesterday moving my sewing kit over to its nice posh new home and Ive sat looking at them for quite some time too!  Far too much time to admit to anyway so now youd like to know who they came from?

The only crafty sisters I know and they are Annie & her sister Jo, they are my surrogate crafting sisters, Ive adopted them but dont let on!
Jo had been busy holding the fort at Sisters Crafty Creations along with so many Dresses for Africa, craft fayres and beautiful knits for her great nephews and nieces.  And the reason she's been extra busy lately is because Annie's become a Nannie again three times over in little over 3 weeks!  If you hop on over to either blog you will see beautiful photos of the newest additions.
Here's something Ive been making through the summer for the babies

Thank You Annie and Jo for my super birthday present - with poppies!

Have a super weekend everyone, will be back soon with some cards!
Keryn x

Friday, 14 October 2011

Halloween with no orange!

Hello crafters!

I am aching all over and my back is really playing up as we had my youngest with her fella and dog visit us last night for dinner and it was lovely, late but lovely!  I forgot to put the chicken in the oven until 5.45 and it was biggish & took 2hrs to cook:(  
It was so late and I was flapping a fair bit but the meal was lovely and I made an Autumn crumble for dessert (apples, pear, plums and a hint of ginger!) which also went down very well.  

Anyway, here is my card for this fortnights challenge over at Delicious Doodles Challenge which is 'Halloween with no orange!'  It was harder than I thought so I went with an almost monotone scheme.

I used Pumpkin Witch and Witchy sentiment with a lovely spooky paper by my very talented teamie Pascale and they are free so please do pop on over to her blog and say 'hi!'  I used my Silhouette for the cobweb and railing and was really pleased with how they turned out!

Blogland will soon be full of Halloween makes so why not join in and have a play with a twist - no orange!  Id really love to see you!

Have a beautiful weekend everyone!
Keryn x

Monday, 10 October 2011

Autumn Leaves


I need to make a few cards for my own use, it seems really weird saying that as us card makers are usually busy making for everyone else and often we forget our own needs!  Anyway, for inspiration I used the current challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp and used some gorgeous papers from Pink Petticoat in tangerine   The image is Hero Arts Large Blossom and I used a variety of autumnal inks on it.  I finished it off with a few leaves punched from scraps using my X-Cut punch.
Id like to enter this card into their challenge.

The next photo still makes me laugh when I see it!

Amber idea of a cracking friday night!!

Hope you have a super week,
Keryn x

Sunday, 9 October 2011

CCC 09.10.11 Claires Challenge


Here's the card I made using the brief from Claire for this fortnights challenge which was: Silver & Blue with embossing.

The gorgeous digi image is a freebie from Kim over at Cuddly Buddly.  Join up to her newsletter and you will be able to get hold of the latest offers too.  She has decided that with so many digis in her archives, rather than them disappearing she would offer them for free as money is so tight for us all at the moment.  Thank You Kim, thats really lovely of you.
Im sure you will agree that Penguin Post is a super little chappie!
I spritzed the background - and have blue and silver ink everywhere now!  I used a Sizzix EF and some scraps for the snowflakes to finish it off.

I loved that challenge Claire, thanks!  The lovely Lizzie is setting a sketch challenge for the next fortnight so if you click on her name on my sidebar over the coming few days, you can see it and join in too!

Thanks for your visit today,
Keryn x

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Doesnt time fly....

when you're having fun!?!  It has been like Manic Central here over the past couple of weeks; had a super birthday with so many beautiful hand made cards from so many special blogging friends, Thank You and went away for a week to Devon with hubby and the 3 dogs for a week to enjoy the gorgeous sunshine and  have a chill out.  However, this is what I was faced with on Day 2 of the holiday

Who's idea was it to get white dogs?!
And for those without dogs, its badger muck all over her!  Needless to say she had a very long and thorough shampoo and condition after this was taken!

The sights weren't all so bad last week

This is Sidmouth basking in lots of glorious sunshine and temperatures of 26'

and proof that good things can come in small packages - well, when she's asleep anyway - here is Amber, dog tired!

I hope you are all well and that Clare your op on your kidney stones is a massive success tomorrow!
Take care,
Keryn x