Tuesday, 28 February 2012



I picked up the newest edition of Simply Homemade at the weekend and it had some really beautiful Nitwits papers and stamps.  The mag itself left me a little disappointed but maybe its just because nothing in it this issue really floated my boat; generally I love the mag but it wont stop me getting it again next month and hoping for a better one.

I made this card using Teddy Bea in her garden with the gorgeous freebie Nitwit papers.  The sentiment and hand tools were cut using my Silhouette.

Its a little retro and chintzy but I think its do-able for me!
Keryn x

Monday, 27 February 2012

Dustin Pike brings on the bling


Im working on increasing my stock of male cards so when I saw that Dustin Pike was asking us to Bling up one of his images I chose this one:

 This was a freebie earlier in the month and I think he is just gorgeous!  I wanted to add some bling on a male card as its not a card I would naturally think I could bling up so I added just a touch of Glamour Dust to his little heart.

Of course, he's also got a wet shiny nose!
Id like to enter this card into Dustin's latest challenge.
Keryn x

Liebster Award


This is something that hasn't happened in a while so I was totally surprised and thrilled to be forwarded this super award by Maria at the weekend, Thank You very  much Maria for thinking of me.

The concept behind this award is this:
"Liebster" in German means "dearest". The idea of the Liebster Blog Award is to spread the love from one small blog (under 200 followers) to other small blogs. This helps to spread knowledge and readership.

I smile as I realise that I have been awarded this once before, a long time back now and, still being a small or is it a 'bijou' blog, I like the fact that my little blog is just the same now!

To accept the award, you must:
1) Link back to the person who gave it and thank them for thinking of you.
2) Post the award to your blog.
3) Give the award to 5 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) that you appreciate and value.
4) Leave a comment on the blogs of the five people you have chosen to let them know.

The blogs I have chosen to receive this award from me, in alphabetical order, are:

Crafting Buddies - my life would be so dull without my craft and my pets
Debi - absolutely beautiful crafting, Debbi's style from down under!
Debbie - Im quite new to Debbies blog but I love my visits
Margaret - the maker of some of the loveliest cards!
Tina - gorgeous stylish cards and what a beautiful dog too!

Sue - this is an added extra for me as I have only just 'found' her blog and it is quite wonderful so I just couldn't miss her out!

Some people I went to share this with and found Id already done it first time around so this time its for some new to me talent!  Please hop on over if you fancy seeing something new and fresh!

Keryn x

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Multi fold card


This fortnight found us challenged by Lizzie to make a double fold card - not including the main fold of the card.  I received a pack of Papermania Stepper card blanks for xmas so this was the first time Id tried one.  I used the gorgeous Teddy Bo & Bea enjoying a sled ride.

Just out of shot was our little scamp Amber, here:
She's nearly 7mths and its just like having a toddler in the house!  Notice her radar is in action as someone somewhere closed a car door!
I used my Silhouette for the sentiment and the snowflakes along with scraps from last xmas of Pink Petticoats Snowflake papers in Blossom.  Its very very bright here hence the glare on the shots, sorry but just had to get them up.

Id like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges - use patterned paper
The Paper Shelter - add a sentiment
Moving Along with the Times - lots of layers
Crafty Creations - crafty with our folds

Thanks for calling in, see you soon
Keryn x

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Silhouette card


I had a chance to play with my Silhouette a few days ago and here something that I made using one of their display cards as inspiration.

I used some Bazzil Basics that I ordered from QVC a few months ago as they cut beautifully in the machine.  I cut a 3d flower and used one of the new sentiments by Pink Petticoats.  I made two cards like this, the other is the reverse of this as I just couldnt waste all of the cutouts!
Hope you have a super weekend,

Monday, 20 February 2012

A couple of knits!


During my internet break I was kept busy with some knitting, here are a couple of hoodies for Steve's Grandson due in May!

The top one is in cream dk wool and I prefer that it has the raglan sleeve as its less bulky.  But I love the variegated wool of the second one most, the colours are really gorgeous and make a lovely change from baby blue I think.  I added a little shot of the clear buttons too as I love the way they seem to disappear.
Hope you like my knits!
Keryn x 

Saturday, 18 February 2012


Hello ladies!
I really don't understand it but it always happens to me, whenever I have a break in blogging I always lose my confidence and become blog shy!  Its blinking daft I know and Id love to know why but hey ho, Im forcing myself to post today just to try to break my void!

Id like to share my DT card for Kathy's Waffle Sketch File, this is Februarys sketch and there is an option of square or rectangle; here are the sketches
I really love being on this team as there is no hassle whatsoever, just like it was at Delicious Doodles, which is just what I need.  I love that Kathy always seems to push me gently out of my comfort zone as initially I always think that I cant do it!  
I'd really love for you to come and play this month if you would.  A layout, a card, an altered piece - anything at all that you craft yourself using one of these sketches as a guide would be fantastic and Id so love to come visit you too!
This card used Jim from Digi Stamp Boutique, papers printed last year from an assortment of designers (please contact me if you'd like more detailed info), a cut of grass from my Silhouette and card candy.

Thank You all for visiting my blog, it really does make the world of difference to me knowing that somewhere out there there are people who make a visit then leave me a comment, I so appreciate it!
Have a super weekend whatever you are upto,
Keryn x

Monday, 13 February 2012

It's back!

my internet that is!
Hello!  Its been only a week but it feels soooo much longer!  I really do need the internet to keep me sane I figured!
Anyway, first up is a card I made for our little Christmas Card Club, Sylvie set the theme of 'snowflake' which was super easy, well, other than being a Libran who takes an age to decide between two things!!

This super chap comes from a super talented Australian artist called Beccy, she has just opened her own shop and I am sure it will fly!  This image was free from her blog and it came in b/w and also pre-coloured; I opted for the b/w image and then coloured it exactly the same as her coloured version?!?  Oh dont ask as I dont know why either!!

I am revving up and desperate to whizz around the internet again as I have a weeks worth to catch up with!
Just couldn't not mention the total shock I felt yesterday when I heard the very sad news about Whitney Houston - what an amazing talent that lady had and I'm sure we all remember the 80's with fondness when we hear her 'I wanna dance with somebody' song.  
Back soon with more card makes and knitties!
Keryn x