Sunday, 20 November 2011

Ground Hog Day!


This fortnight at the Christmas Card Club my teamie Clare set the challenge of making a set of cards!  Just what we all need at this time of year so it was an ingenious idea!  It coincided with my eldest asking me for some sets of festive cards for her to raise some money for the charity she works for so I was set a challenge for sure!

This set was made using Penny Black's Fir Tree with black and teal papers by Pink Petticoat and Aimee Ascher.  I make the girls a set each year and the other set was made in hot pink and black.

This is a set made with toppers from The Range, 3 sets of 6 cost £1 so they went straight into my basket obviously!  The papers are by Pink Petticoat.

These last 3 sets are all tiny 4" squares using Pink Petticoat xmas images and papers.  I wont bore you with anymore all as Ive made 200 in all!

Im now off to see what the rest of the team have made.  If you'd like to join up with us next year to help give you an incentive to make a few cards ready for xmas throughout the year then please just ask any of us that are listed on my sidebar!

Thanks for calling in and have a super week!
Keryn x

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

My Favourite Flower 2


Is it me or did Blogger eat up my post from yesterday?!  I'll do it again and keep my fingers crossed this time!!

Here is my card for the current challenge over at Delicious Doodles which is called Remembrance.  I absolutely love Teri's pencil drawings so decided to leave the image untouched.  I layered it onto some Pink Petticoat Brocade in cream and matted with plain black.

Poppies are simply my most favourite flower.  I love the Californian Poppies also that pop up in the tubs in my garden every summer and I remember once planting seeds of an Oriental Poppy.  I watched and waited with baited breathe as this huge great stem grew daily to such a height.  It opened into a single huge poppy which was stunning but it only lasted one day!  The very next day the petals reach began to drop!  I mean, it took weeks to get to full height and finally opened into such beauty and then it was all gone after just one day!  Needless to say, I didnt plant anymore thereafter!

I just couldnt resist not using a little red somewhere so I made a couple more!

Please do call in with a card for our challenge using remembrance/thinking of you as the theme, I would really love you to join me!
Keryn x

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Recycled Christmas


Its time again for another Christmas Card Club challenge and this fortnight it was set by Hazel.  She asked for us to use up some of the crafty freebies and/or recycle something on our card.  
I have to admit I wasn't looking forward to this as I thought Id struggle but in fact once I got the idea in my head I was flying!

With the box from a hair dye I die cut the sentiment and I stamped on the reverse of the backing card that came with a free set of stamps on a craft mag.

I also used the free stamps and papers from another free set for this card so Im feeling pretty smug with my recycling/freebie effort!!

Thanks Hazel for a great challenge!  Our new challenge is being set by Clare so watch out for another xmas card in two weeks, if not before!

Id like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz - Cutesy

Hope you're all having a super weekend!
Keryn x 

Friday, 4 November 2011

Just For Fun


Here's a fun card Ive made for xmas using one of my new images from Teddy Bo and if you're quick there is 25% off until Saturday so go over and see if you can resist - I sure couldn't!

I used up some free papers from the Cosy Christmas collection that were free  in a craft mag last month, a few layers of a Marianne Poinsettia and 2 tiny Papermania buttons to finish!

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

Oldie but Goodie - buttons and bows (the buttons Ive had over a year, the bow is on the image)

Keryn x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Special Birthday Card

Hi again,

Here's a boxed card that Ive made specially for Steve's Mum who will soon be 80.  She doesn't like nostalgic or vintage themes so I wanted something special enough but quite simple so started scoring on my MS board!

Ive used Tim Holtz Tattered Florals, QK alphabet, butterfly, label  and flourish dies with 2 golden brads.

Id like to enter this card into the following challenge

For Fun Challenge - a special birthday card
Keryn x

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Kathys Waffle November Sketch


A new month and a new sketch over at Kathys Waffle please do come on over and have a go too!

Here is the sketch

My version of Kathys Sketch is a very loose interpretation as Ive used Teri's beautiful rose as the central circle.  Some pretty lacy ribbon as my square behind and I finished off with a few off cuts of grosgrain ribbon.
I hope you like my version of this and it does seem that I am in a lilac phase right now - it might be more to do with trying to use up the papers Ive already printed off!
Keryn x

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The most wonderful time of the year!


I survived the spooks of the little trick or treaters last night and was completely cleaned out of goodies!  Our 3 dogs should be hoarse today from all of the noise they made last night but I fear they are not!

Isn't he just adorable?  This image is from Pollycraft, the papers are by Pink Petticoat, the sentiment is a freebie Polka Doodles stamp (with a craft mag).  Ive used the sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp and Id like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - anything goes
Ooh la la! - stitching

Keryn x