Thursday

I'm not a square!!!!

Yes I know it's a miracle I've made a card that isn't a square!!!lol
This is going to be another of my crafty New years resolutions to try and get out of my square card rut!



For this card I have used Birthday Josh from Digi Stamp Boutique and coloured him with prisma color pencils
I stamped some brown parcel paper up with some stars from an old studio g clear set with walnut stain distress ink and matted onto some dark brown papermill card that has been punched using an xcut border punch
I coloured the sentiment which was a freebie a long time ago from pollycraft designs to match.
You should pop along to Digi Stamp Boutique and have a nose..
.....Sally Ann has 20% off all images at the moment.

How was your Xmas??? All ready for New Years??
We had a lovely Xmas spent the day with my Mum, Stepdad, Brother and Nan. Almost had a disaster in the kitchen when my steamer decided not to work..hubby to the rescue though .... phew!! Our Lunch was delicious if I do say so my self. Xmas is now officially over though as I have now eaten my own weight in rubbish lol
Santa was very good to me and although I didn't get any crafty Xmas pressies I did get lot's of pennies to spend on crafty goodies. :)


Thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Monday

Happy Christmas everyone

A bit late I know but this is just a quick post to say Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2011!! Thankyou to all my readers/commentors for sticking with me this year when some weeks I have had nothing to show you at all. I appreciate every single one of you and all the lovely comments you leave.

My new years resolution is to try and be a better blogger and post at least a couple of things a week!
How long do you think it will be before I break that???? lol

Before I go...Pop over to the Digi Stamp Boutique
Sally-Ann has got 20% off all images at the mo :)


Kerry x

Christmas catch up with digistamp boutique

Well, I don' t know about you but I am way behind with my Christmas cards again this year!! When will I ever learn ..eh? Made a million cards for other people to give so running out of time to make my own. One of these days I will learn to say no..lol
Anyhow that's when the Digi Stamp Boutique comes to the rescue. One of the reasons I love Sally-ann's images so much is that they are so lovely to colour and I seem to fly through them!
And the best part of all is there is 20% off all christmas images at the mo

The first card is Zoe and Henry Xmas Kiss


This one is Hoot and Mistletoe



And this one is the super Cute Nativity Kids



I liked this one so much I made 3 ...lol



All the images have been coloured wiht prisma colours and I have added loads of glamour dust as that is of course a christmas essential lol

5 down a gzillion to go..lol

I am entering these cards into the following challenges


Cupcake#121 - Non-Traditional Christmas
The Pink Elephant #90 - Winter Wonderland
Stamptacular #89 - Winter Wishes
Daring Cardmakers - Snow Much Fun
Alphabet Challenge - G is for Glitter
Bunny Zoe's #7 - Sparkle & Shine

Kerry x

Another set for my niece

Niece no:3 also asked me to make cards etc for niece no:2's 30th.
This one is from niece no:3 kiddies (Olly & Harriet) to give her.




The images are from the clip art fairy I printed one lot onto card and the other onto tissue paper
I coloured them both with prisma color pencils before making one into a card and heat setting the other onto this candle. This is a fab technique which I am being asked to do more and more of.
There is a fab tut on splitcoaststampers here. To print on the tissue paper I cut some slightly smaller than A4 and tape it securely on ALL sides to a sheet of a4 copier paper before running through the printer.
I also printed a personal message from the kids onto the back of the candle.

Hope you like and thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Saturday

Valentine Henry ...

... But not for Valentines

For my Nephew-in-law to give to my niece for her 30th
I used the same papers as I used for the card I made for her son to give her..She loves coordinating things ...lol

The card blank is 8x8
The image is the super adorable Valentine Henry from the Digi Stamp Boutique
I have coloured him with prisma colour pencils
The sentiment was computer generated .
I added a few punched/shaped flowers a few pearls and some faux stitching to finish.

Again not the greatest of photos..Not sure what I am gonna do!! The camera we have is 10 mega pixels and we haven't had it that long so I can't justify buying another but it's absolutely rubbish at taking photos when it's gloomy ( any hints and tips would be most appreciated). I can't put the flash on because then it just whites everything out...grr it's doing my nut in and to top it all off my bloomin (NEW) printer has now decided to print anything I print in black blurry!!! I'm poorly again as well so I'm fed up big time tonight.. Right I've had my feeling sorry for ones self rant now so I'm off to bed , hope I feel better in the morning :(

Take care peeps and thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Friday

mummy 30th

Well my second Niece is thirty in 2 weeks...blimey that makes one feel old!! :(
Here is a card her hubby asked me to make from there son Jack Stanley


I think it's quiet obvious by now that COCO is my all time favourite image from Digi stamp boutique. He's soooo bloomin cute and very versatile indeed. I cannot tell you how many cards I have made using this little fella . Being a digi I can have him any size I want and he's a dream to colour too! What more could a crafter want..eh?

I haven't a clue were the backing paper is downloaded from. I spotted it when browsing my ever growing jumbled up files of papers etc..must try and sort that out some day! Another thing added to the million and one thing to do list ... lol

I hope you like
Will try and get round to a bit of blog hopping this weekend . I know I am being awful at returning all your lovely comments again..sorry :(

Also apologies for the awful photos again. The light is absolutely again today! I'm gonna have a go at making a home made light box/studio thing at the weekend ...gulp

Kerry x

Tuesday

Francis

Here' s a little card I made using one of the many Christmas Digi images from the Digi stamp boutique
This one is called Francis.. you can buy him as single images or as part of a set..Isn't he cute?



I coloured him with prisma pencils and cut and mounted him onto circle nestabilities
I stamped the background snowflakes and the sentiment in versamark and dusted over with shimmer chalk before adding a good smattering of glamour dust to both the background and the image

You should pop over to the digi stamp boutique and have a browse, there is 15% off all coco the bear images at the moment too.


Once again apologies for the awful picture! it's just soooo dark here at the mo. Must check out one of those photo booth thingies. Anyone got any tips for home made ones?
Kerry x

Friday

chocolate snowmen stocking filler

I saw this post on kerrys blog and just had to have a go at these adorable choccie snowmen.
Kerry Has done a great vid tut explaining how to make the little fleece hats/scarves..super easy!!
The idea and free printable snowman can be found here on the very talented Laurie's site
Alternative link to download wrapper as the one on laurens site seems to be playing up. Please leave lauren some thanks on her post though Ta http://www.4shared.com/file/Cf7sAgSz/Snowman_wrapper



This one contains 140g bar of dairy milk but you can easily make the printable smaller
or larger to fit and choccie bar.
I got my "fleece" from ikea for 99p which will probably make about a hundred
of these little hats and scarves lol

These will another stocking filler for the great nieces and nephews. We usually give them money or vouchers which I always find a bit boring so I usually try and come up with a little something to go with them. It's become a bit of a tradition now lol.

Hope you like
Kerry x

Thursday

Pretty little Lady ...Beau

How pretty is this new release from Digistamp Boutique ?
She is called beau and you can find her here



I have coloured here prisma color pencils
and used brown parcel paper for the backing
I dotted a bit of glue pen and some glamour dust
onto the backing card for a christmassy feel
The sentiment was computer generated and cut out using circle nestabilities
The scallop boreder was cut using an xcut border punch
and to finish I added some christmassy ribbon and a few red pearls

Hope you like and thanks for stopping by.
Hope you are keeping safe and warm in this awful weather
Kerry x



Wednesday

A more traditional Christmas

Here's a little card I have made for my Nan. We all know I have a tendency for the more cute images, well I thought I better go a bit more traditional for my Nan. She is a great lover of birds so this Digi image from A passion for stamps will be perfect for her.
Ruth has some absolutely beautiful New Winter images


I loved colouring this image. Colouring the holly brought back so many lovely Christmas memories of my childhood. In the miners strike we couldn't afford to buy a tree so my Dad dug up a holly tree which we had at the top of our garden. We went across to the woods with mum which was directly over our garden fence and gathered lots of other greenery berries, pine cones etc and Mum who I have to say was a dab hand at floristry etc decorated our house with it all.
It looked absolutely stunning and everyone that came to visit us that year took an intake of breath followed by a wow when coming through the door. We had no money and I remember that my presents were donated by European miners. My main present was a "proper" second hand china tea set ( which I still have), oh wow! I thought I was the bees. I didn't have a lot else that year maybe a few chocolates and some jamas but it just goes to show that you don't need lots of material things to have fantastic memories because I can honestly say that that was the best Christmas I EVER had!
Such a shame that Christmas seems to have turned into a shopping frenzy these days, don't ya think?

TFSB
Kerry x

Saturday

An angel without wings???? and some news

I am super excited to tell you that the lovely Wendy over at The clipart fairy has asked me to be the first member of her design team. I only discovered Wendy's fab site a few weeks ago and I have really enjoyed working with the graphics so, How could I refuse?

Here are a couple of projects I have been working on using some of the graphics/digi stamps

For this one, I used one of a set of digi stamps called winter wishes angels
You get 5 character stamps and a sentiment for 65p Yes you read that right 65 p!!!!!!
For this one I cut her wings off ! Because this is for my great Niece Hattie who is 2 going on 22..and believe me she is NO angel lol her nickname is Horrid Harriet
I coloured the image with prisma pencils
I sparkled the background up using a large sheet of double side tape
and punched out the snowflakes and then sprinkled with glamour dust.
I printed the sentiment from the computer.

My second project is using the ready to print graphics
this one incorporate christmas caroler boy B
and christmas carolers
I simply layered them up in page plus and printed onto tissue paper
then heated onto the candle

These are for my nieces kids to give as xmas thank yous to teaching assistants
and the ladies who look after them in afterschool club etc
I had to make 8 in total, which was a breeze using Wendy's fab graphics

Here they all are


I hope you like my latest creations and please do pop over to the clipart fairy site and have a browse.
I will not be held responsible for any spends though...lol
Wendy also has a great blog here offering some great freebies and another here giving tutorials of how to print the graphics and make up the cards .

We had a little smattering of snow in the night and it's looking absolutely gorgeous outside. I am even starting to feel a bit Christmassy :)

Take care and keep warm peeps

Kerry x

Edited to add:
A lot of people have asked me how to do the candles.
There is a great tut here on SCS and a fair few on youtube too. It's the same basic technique except I printed my images onto tissue paper rather than stamped. To do this I cut a piece of tissue paper slightly smaller than A4 then I taped that onto a sheet of copier paper to allow me to feed it throguh my printer. All printer are different so I can't guarantee it will work on yours but It works fine on my 2 epsons. You must remember to tape the tissue down onto the copier paper all the way around though.And I always pur my settings on to text and picture so as not to use too much ink as this can bleed.
Hope that helps
Kerry x

Friday

Smelly box ...lol

Here are couple of little treats I made to go in the ladies stocking this crimbo
A little votive and some smelly candles to go in them all from ikea


I used a milk carton template which I got off the Internet and tweaked the measurement to fit my project
I printed the card myself using a free paper download ( not sure where from I will check and get back to you)
The labels were also a free download
I then made a little box using my own template which snugly fits 3 tea lights in



Take a piece of card 20cm x 15.5 cms
score at 2 ..4..8..10..14 cms
then rotate the card and score at
2...4..18...16 cms
trim off the areas shown in the above picture and cut along the dashed lines. I rounded the corners off on mine just to give a nicer finish
I then cut an aperture using my spellbinders labels die and covered with a piece of acetate from some old packaging
You end it with this
fold into the box shape and decorate as desired

The whole thing cost me 50p to make :)
Hope you like and thanks for stopping by
Kerry x
P.s sorry about the crumby pictures I am having prolems with the light and my camera is on it's way out I think :(

Sunday

cute xmas

Here's another couple of xmas cards to add to my pile. I will still have nowhere near enough.. Why do I always say "I'm gonna start early ya ya ya " but I never start early enough/make enough lol oh well Clinton's here I come...oh I know..The shame!!! lol

For my first card I have used one of the new releases from digi stamp boutique
How cute are these nativity kids???????????? bless um!


I coloured the image with prisma color pencils
the snowflakes are an xcut punch and the sentiment is from studio g set




This one is something different. As I said in my previous post I recently discovered the clip art fairy
great graphics/digi's at super prices. I purchased this one as a single graphic and just printed a few and decoupaged up and added a bit of glamour dust. I really like the effect and I had forgotten how relaxing it is to sit and do a bit of cutting out.

Hope you've had a good weekend
tfsb
Kerry x

Saturday

happy christ ..... mouse

Here's a little card I made using a cute digi image from the clip art fairy
25p!! what a blinkin bargain!



The background card is ..yep you guessed it an old cereal packet on which I stamped and embossed some white snowflakes
I added a couple of strips of pastel card and strip of DST which I then covered with glamour dust
I coloured the image with Prisma colour pencils
The sentiment is from a studio g clear set which I also embossed and then matted onto nested circles
I added a bit of glamour dust and some faux stitching to finish.

I have to add that this card looks much better IRL ..one I am pleased with for a change..miracle, I know lol

I am entering this card into the following challenges


TFSB
Kerry x

Thursday

Alfie

Here's a little card I have made for my niece to give to her friends little boy


The image was a free digi from pollycraft designs
I coloured him withprisma color pencisl and matted him onto a free download paper from summer time designs
The sentiment/name have been printed out from word and cut out using circle nesties


Kerry x

Tuesday

A couple of Alfs

Here are a couple of cards I have made using the Alf digi images from digi stamp boutique

For this one I use Alf Fishing
I coloured him with prisma color pencils
BP is a free download from summertime designs
I made the sentiment in word and printed onto co-ordinating paper

And this one is Alf and Beer
Again I coloured him with prisma color pencils
The papers are from sweet shoppe designs
I again computer generated the sentiment on to co-ordinating paper

Sally-Ann has some great new releases over in the shop including the most adorable
Nativity kids you have ever seen

I hope you like my new creations and thanks ever so much for stopping by. I will try and get round and do some commenting later, sorry for not visiting you all as much..no time as usual.

TTFN
Kerry x

Saturday

15% off this weekend

Sally-Ann has an amazing 15 % off on digistampboutique this weekend
Pop over and take a peek

Here's a little quick card I made with one of the
fab images in one of November's offers of the month
Here



Thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Thursday

A passion for stamps new christmas images

Ruth over at a Passion for stamps has some beautiful new images out for Christmas

This one is robin and house.
I coloured the image with prisma color pencils and highlighted with glamour dust for the snow
and a touch of super fine red glitter for the tinsel

The backing card is an old cereal packet
BP is from a summertime designs free download
Sentiment stamp is a 99p studio g set
Snowflakes are an xcut punch
Added a couple of pears to finish

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This image is called with frosty again coloured
with prisma pencils and of course sprinkled with glamour dust


BP and sentiment are another free download from summertime designs
Added a few punched xcut snowflakes a some gems to finish.

You should also pop over to Ruth's blog
not only does she make the beautiful delicate cards
but she has some aquamarkers from letraset to give away

Hope you like my new creations
Kerry x

Tuesday

Love Love Love....

....Love is all you need

Told you I was in love with these new characters from Digi Stamp Boutique!
They are a dream to colour and so darn cute! Don't you think?

These ones are from one of this months new release/offer of the month
Called Valentine Characters.


Printed this one onto parcel paper and coloured with prisma pencils


The backing paper on this is a pink petticoat download, printed onto
parcel paper and again coloured with prismas



I made my own backing paper for this one by simply doodling onto some card
with a sakura white pen. Again the image was coloured with prisma pencils.

Sorry about the quality of the photos .... really struggling to get any decent light

TFSB
Kerry x

I am in Love......

With Henry & Zoe
I am loving these new characters from Digi Stamp Boutique
Aren't they just the cutest couple ever?


For this card I used Xmas Kiss and coloured with prisma color pencils
The papers are from a summertime designs free download
The sentiment is another freebie from pollycraft designs
I added a few pearls and a smattering of glamour dust to finsh




For my second creation I used get wed
and again coloured with prisma pencils
I dug the old neglected light box out and
hand embossed the backround with a papermania stencil
Added a bit of the obligatory glamour dust and smidge of ribbon to finsh

I am entering both cards into the following challenges

Karber Weekly = Digi/Love

Craft your passion = Sparkle/Glitter

And the top one into

Craftypad = Christmas
Allsorts = Spots and stripes


I hope you like and thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Wednesday

No tricks just Treats

Heres a little card I have made using another super cute digi image from digi stamp boutique


You can get him here
I coloured him with Prisma Pencils
Background is from a free download at summertime designs

I'm hoping to get a few spare hrs this evening to make some halloween treats for the kiddies and maybe do a bit of commenting on all your lovely blogs. Sorry if I haven't visited you for a while :( ..you know how it is!

TFSB
Kerry x

Francis

Here's a cute little xmas card I have made with one of the images
from the Francis collection over at digi stamp boutique


I printed the image onto parcel paper and coloured his white bits with prisma color pencil
The backing paper is from pink petticoat also printed onto parcel paper
I matted it him up onto a dark brown card blank and added a sentiment from a studio g clear set

I think I am addicted to parcel paper lol
Well that's number 15 in my xmas card selection this year only an other zillion to go..oh dear :-p

Hope you are all having a good week so far...not enjoying this cold weather much it's blinkin brass monkeys today...brrrrr

TFSB
Kerry x

Thursday

Christmas Joy

Here's a little card I have made using one of the cute lili of the valley images


I coloured the image with prisma colour pencils and added glamour dust
stamped the background holly into brown parcel paper and coloured with prisma color pencils
The holly is from a V large xcut punch
A bit of faux stitching and a ribbon from my stash to finish
Thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Monday

Papertake Weekly...

I have promised myself that now I am feeling a bit better again I will try and enter at least one challenge a week.
Here is my first one for papertake weekly
I loved the sketch this week so thought I would give it a go



The image is one from a set called Kiss-mas collection
which happens to be one of the offer of the months for October
I coloured them with prisma pencils
the BP is from a zoe pearn download at sweet shoppe called little joys
I printed the sentiment directly onto the paper and added some faux stitching a couple of pearls and predictably some glamour dust!

Thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Sunday

Champagne and chocs....yum

Heres a couple of quick cards I made using one the offers of the month over at Digi Stamp Boutique

Image from the zoe collection at digi stamp boutique
Coloured with Prisma color pencils
Gingham Paper is an old funky fairy download
I printed the sentiment directly onto the BP
I could give up chocolate.....
but I'm no quitter!!!
Added lot's of glamour dust some ribbon and a few gems to finish


Another Digi from the Zoe collection
BP is from dcwv pretty posies glitter stack
I coloured the image with prisma color pencils and added glamour dust to highlite
The sentiment is from a studio g clear set
Added a couple of gems to finish

Hope you like and thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Thursday

Latest news from...


It's release day today and does Sally-Ann have some treats for us this month!!

First up is this gorgeous set of winter couples



And this super cute Zoe set



Aren't they adorable?
Both sets are on offer for the month of october.

I'll be back later with my first card made using the images

Kerry x

Wednesday

Thank you wedding

Here are a couple of the cards and candles I made using the images Sally-Ann at Digi Stamp Boutique drew for me that I told you about yesterday.

Aren't they adorable?
Thanks Sally-Ann *mwah*

They have now been released along with some more images in this set here or you can buy them individually here
I had to make 10 altogether so tried to keep them simple



The accent colour is actually cadbury purple
My camera seems to photograph this as blue??? silly thing

I also made all the favours/childrens boxes/order of service/placecards/table numbers/
menus/card box/table plan Guest book


This is the only photo I have of it all. Told hubby to take it before delivering them because I was in hospital.
Not sure he understood what I meant ...lol So sorry for the rubbish photo


Thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Saturday

Chocolates and strawberries...yummmmm

Here are 2 cards I have created using the fab new releases digi images from A Passion For Stamps


This first card is made using Box of chocs

I coloured the images with prisma colour pencils and the patterened paper is from a K&co pad called mckenna


And this image is called Strawberry jam...oh I could just eat that scone but sadly I am on a diet :( I was almost drooling when I was colouring it in lol
Again it has been coloured with prisma pencils and the sentiment is from a studio g clear 99p set

Thanks for stopping by 
have a good weekend
Kerry x

Friday

we wish you a....

....Merry Christmas
This little image of Milly singing carols from digi stamp boutique is my favourite Christmas image to date.
She is just so darn cute!!
I have coloured her with prisma color pencils and blended with mineral spirits
the backing papers are a free download from ???? (be back later when I have found out lol)
The sentiment is from an old studio g 99p clear set and stamped with versacolour ink
I added a few punched snowflakes and gems to accent then I glamour dusted her with in an in of her life..Oh I do love Christmas ...just for the glamour dust!! I can't get enough of the stuff!! Hubby is not so keen :(.......he spends most of the time on the run up to Christmas covered in the stuff. I think his work mates think he leads some sort of double life being a drag queen at weekends or something lol

Hope you are all keeping well and thanks for stopping by my little blog :)
Kerry x

Saturday

A Crafty Morning.....

......Well and a bit of last night too.







Be back later with the info must dash
Kerry x