Monday

Simply Snowdrops

Of all the new releases over on A Passion for Stamps this beautiful Snowdrop digi image just spoke to me. Snowdrops were my Paternal Grandmas favourite flower so they always remind me of her. She passed away when I was 10 but I have so many happy memories of her. Dad and I visited her ever Sunday morning. She was always baking, making pies and such and I used to beg her to let me crimp the edges..her apple pie was to die for!! and I always got a pound note pocket money :) happy days

For my card I used the snowdrops digi image from A Passion for Stamps which I printed out twice onto papermillshop linen effect cardstock.
I coloured them with prisma pencils and cut one out with a circle nestie then I decoupaged a few of the petals. Thenwashed over them lightly with sakura stardust pen picked up with a waterbrush. Shame you can't quite see on the picture as it gives a really subtle shimmery effect to the snowdrops.
I made a debossed circular frame on the card blank by laying the same nestie onto the card blank and flipping over before running round with an embossing tool.
The sentiment was again computer generated ( honeyscript font) and I added a few faux pearls to finish.

Not often I say this but I LOVE how this card turned out. Looks even better in real life :)

A passion for stamps have some stunning new realses recently. Some more stunning flowers and the cutest little spring animals you ever did see.

Thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Sunday

Sunshine Grace

This little lady has fast become one of my all time favourite Digistamp Boutique images.


I coloured Grace with prismacolor pencils
The dp is a free download from summertime designs called ring it in
Flowers are punched using an xcut punch
Sentiment is part of the birthday sentiments set again from Digistamp Boutique
I added a few gems and some faux stitching to finish.

Challenge time:
Crafty Emma - Flowers and Flutterbys
Little Claire's - Anything Goes


Well I hope you are having a good weekend. We went out to the cinema last evening, followed by a curry and a few too many shandys..It's been a fair while since I have had a drink what with my bad stomach and I certainly paid for it today! It was worth it though as we had a great evening :)

I've been busy tonight making cards with the new releases for march ....
..oh my!! you wait till you see them..they are TO DIE FOR!!

Thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Saturday

Fabulous Darling!!!

Todays card is made using one of this set of fabulous digi images from the clipart fairy



I've coloured her with prisma color pencils and paper pieced her dress
The paper is from a FF cd
I printed the wording on the computer using honeyscript font
Then I added a few faux pearls and some glamour dust to finish

Challenge time:
Fussy and Fancy - (2W) - embossing and/or paper piecing
Stamp Something - something with flowers
Totally Papercrafts - paper piecing
Creative Cottage - (2W) - fabulous florals / lots of flowers
Sweet Stamps - Flowers

TFSB

Friday

Ok Ok...................

......I know you have seen this layout about 5 times already and you're probably sick of the parcel paper too.
But I just couldn't resist doing it all over again lol


The image was a freebie cuthbert image a long time ago from pollycraft .
He is coloured with prisma pencils as always
The sentiment is from the birthday sentiments set over at the digistamp boutique
Scallop border punch..xcut

Challenge Time :
Do You Stack Up? - (3E, SIO) -Anything Goes
Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown - any occasion (no glitter!)
A Spoonful Of Sugar - (1E) - Birthday Wishes
Digital Tuesday - (include a digital element) - Punches
Scrap-Creations - Birthday Cards
High Hopes Stamps SIO Female Birthday.


TFSB
Kerry x

P.s I have added a chat box ..please feel free to say hi :)

Thursday

A passion for stamps & Less is more challenge card

The theme for the challenge over at less is more is spring. To me spring means new arrivals. Lambs jumping about..chicks hatching..flowers bursting into bloom

How cute is he?
As soon as I saw this new digi image called chick sailing from A Passion for Stamps I wanted to use it for this challenge. I printed him and the sentiment (bookworm font) onto linen cardstock and coloured him with prismacolour pencils.
I added a frame of faux stitching and three teeny tiny pearls to finish.
I am sooooo loving this challenge at the mo !!!!
Hope you like and thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Wednesday

Dotty about Marco

Here are 2 dotty cards made with one of the new releases from Digistamp Boutique
He's called Marco and I don't think you could get anymore cute could ya?

Image:Marco with flowers from Digistamp Boutique coloured with prismacolor pencils
paper: again digi download from sweet shoppe designs as below
Sentiment: Digistamp Boutique Birthday greetings
"kraft" inside of brown envelope



Image:Marco and hearts from Digistamp Boutique coloured with prismacolor pencils
DP : ???? from the paper mountain...lol dark brown card from the papermillshop
sentiment computer generated using bookworm font

Thanks for all your lovely comments over the last few days they are all very much appreciated.
Kerry x

Tuesday

Climbing the paper mountain

Today's simple little project is my first small step into trying to reduce my paper mountain
Yes all those old stacks of paper ..One sheet used and then shoved on the top of the ever growing pile never to see the light of day again!! sound familiar???? hmm??? I can hear you all shouting yes lol





39p homebargains notebook covered with a very old paper from a papermania stack called simply elegant
Notes wording done on the comp using Jellyka CuttyCupcakes font and cut out with circle nesties
I made a little pen holder loop with the same papers

Well Only another 59,467 sheets to go .......pmsl!!
Have a fab day
Kerry x

Sunday

Sweet William

My nephew asked me to make a card for him to give to his "girlfriend" I was struggling a bit but as soon as I saw this new release called William from Digistamp Boutique I knew it would be perfect for the job

Image: William from Digistamp Boutique coloured with prismas
kraft = brown envelope
DP: digi download from sweet shoppe designs(Quarterly assortment, tropical hideaway)
Flower from same digi download
sentiment computer generated by me
Xcut scallop border punch

Blimey!!!...I used patterned paper a novelty for me at the mo lol
Hope you have all had a good weekend

Challenge time:
One Stop Craft - Birthday Card
Fairy Knoll - (2E) - birthday or thank you
Fashionista Friday - birthday
Totally Papercrafts - use a digi
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - (SIO) - anything goes
Meljens Designs - (SIO) - happy birthday
Paper Crafting Journey - (2W, 1E) - anything goes
Sassy Studio Designs - (SIO) - use a punch

Kerry x

Saturday

The same but different

I'm trying to fill box of cards up at the moment and need a few more non cute ones
I made these cards using a flower stamp from little claires


They top one is stamped in versacolour ink and highlighted with water colour pencils
the bottom is stamped in versamark and rubbed over with shimmer chalk to pick up the image
Computer generated sentiments and simple matting and layering
Challenge time:
Little Claire's (M) Anything Goes
Allsorts - Inspired by nature
Fabulous Friday - no patterned paper
Mami Doodles - (2W, SIO, JFF) – flower card
Rubber Cafe - (SIO) - no patterned

Hope you are having a good weekend

kerry x

Friday

Violet

Here's a little card I have made for our goddaughter.
She lives up north many miles away so we don't get to see her half as much as we would like and she is always sending us funny little gifts/cards/pictures to let us now how she is getting on so this is a little card to just to say thanks and to let her know that we miss her too.

The image is Violet from Crafty Sentiments coloured with prisma pencils
The background is parcel paper stamped with an old See'ds daisy stamp using versacolour white ink
The sentiment is from the recent Molly Bloom stamp giveaway in simply cards and papercraft
Dark brown card is from the papermill shop online

Also a little apology to anyone who ever gives me any blog awards. I generally sit and schedule my blog posts/do commenting etc at the weekends and by the time I have gotten around to realising that I have an award waiting for me it has usually been around the circuit 5 times and I always end up with no-one to pass them onto and I just don't have the time to sit searching through loads of blogs to find ones that haven't received them yet. I do hope you understand and don't think I am being rude or ungrateful by not participating.

Hope you are having a good week
Kerry x

Thursday

Sweet Love

This little chap is enough to make anyones heart melt

He is another new and very adorable release from the Digistamp Boutique
I have coloured Barney with heart with prisma color pencils
DP is a free download from summertime designs
The sentiment is computer generated by me
Border is cut using an Xcut scallop border punch
Lines embossed with the hougie board.



TFSB
Kerry x

Wednesday

Less is more One Layer Card Challenge

Well it's the second week over at Less is more and this week the challenge is for a one layer card.
This is the girls description of what a OLC is
OLC One Layer Card
One piece of card folded in half with no additional layers and minimal embellishments, where the image is stamped directly onto the cardstock.

My image is a digi from A Passion for Stamps called Honeysuckle coloured with prismas color pencils
The sentiment was computer generated by me
embossed border was done on the hougie board and I added one gem to finish

I do hope you will pop over to Less is more and join in the challenge this week. I sometimes wonder whether people think that a clean style of cardmaking is easy/not much to it etc but I can tell you it's a lot harder to get right than you might think ! lol

I am also entering this card into the following challenges

Karber Weekly - DIGI STAMP and Birthday
Stamp Fairy - white with a touch of colour
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Keep it Simple

Kerry x





Tuesday

Happy Girl

I love these little toddler images from The Clipart fairy...I think it's their huge smiles. You can't help but get a grin on your face when you look at them.


Image: Happy Toddler Girl 4 from The clipart fairy coloured with prisma color pencils
Backing paper: From the Sweet candy paper pack from the clipart Fairy
Flowers xcut punch
sentiment computer generated
Circles cut with nesties

TFSB
Kerry x

Monday

Poppy and Henry

Well you all must know by now that I am a sucker for bears..they are just too cute for me to resist!!
And this pair from crafty sentiments are no exception


Image: Poppy and Henry Digi from crafty sentiments coloured with prisma color pencils
Paper: digi from pink petticoat
Flowers: xcut punch cuttlebug die woodware grass punch
Sentiment : computer generated
Borders embossed with the hougie board

Well if that was the weekend we have had it!!! Didn't do a thing as I really wasn't feeling up to much so I have just lazed around, made a couple of cards, eaten to much rubbish which probably isn't helping my stomach any but I do like a bit of comfort food when I am feeling low..
Have you had a good weekend???..more exciting than mine I hope.

TFSB
Kerry x

Sunday

A lot of people asked how....

I made this card here


Well the answer is it's very very simple
All you need is 2 square card blanks and a piece of card measuring the same as one of cards when folded.

Take the 2 card blanks and score down the middle of both fronts so you end up with two card that look like this

Stick the 2 backsides together to give you this

Then adhere the square piece of card to one of the fold backs
You can stick it on any side whatever suits really


You can either adhere it as shown above and that will fit in an C5 envelope if using 6x6 cards
or you can adhere the panel so it lines up with the outside edge of the flap then when folded
it will go into the square envelope

Anyway hope that helps
Kerry x

Saturday

Did you know????.....

... That there is a fab new monthly giveaway over at the Digistamp Boutique Blog??
Up for grabs is this image and a £5 voucher to spend on the website for one lucky winner.




Just follow a few simple steps to be in with a chance to win...come on what you waiting for??
You gotta be in it to win it as the say!

Thanks for stopping by and for all the lovely get well wishes you have been leaving. I really do appreciate every single one of them. As you can see I have managed to do 2 simple cards so I must be feeling better :)
Just hope it continues..now that really would make me smile :)

Kerryx

Thursday

A couple of days break

No cardage today I'm afraid. I need a few days rest with this silly tummy of mine. It's very painful at the moment and I am really struggling to sit and concentrate for any length of time. Off to the quacks again eeeeewwwwwww

Kerry x

Wednesday

Hugs

My card today is using one of the new digi images from A Passion for Stamps called Hugs


Ingredients
Image : hugs from a Passion for stamps coloured with prisma color pencils
Sentiment: my own computer generated
Card stock: white linen papermillshop
Tools: Hougie board, circle/scallop circle nestabilities , xcut flower punch, woodware grass punch
Ribbon and gems from stash


Challenge time:
A Spoonful Of Sugar - (1E) - show some love
Digital Tuesday - (must use digi) - from the heart/Valentines
Incy Wincy Designs - Love
Stamp with Fun - Love
Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) - Love is in the air
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi


TFSB
Kerry x



Tuesday

More less is more

Here's another little card I made for the new CAS challenge over at Less is More


I made my own dot stamp for the background by punching a small circle from funky foam and stamped with black memento ink
The dotty about you stamp was a bargain bin 29p stamp by docrafts
The strip of card is actually a really deep cerise pink. I can't get it to show up in this light though it just looks red . I will try and get a better picture in the daylight tomorrow

Hope you like and thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Monday

Less is More

There's a brand new challenge started this week called Less is More
Right up my street :)

The challenge this week is to use black,white & pink ...simples

This is one of the simpliest cards I have ever made !
I simply printed the text and flourish using fancy text onto papermill shop linen card
Embossed the frame with rectangle nesties and added 2 faux pearls and Voila!

Kerry x

Sunday

Welcome Baby and Digistamp Boutique news

I made this little card and little pressie for a lady I know who is having a little bundle any day now. I don't know her that well she is a friend of a friend really so I just wanted something small to give along with the card so I made these little milk cartons and holder with my Hougie board. I added a couple of bibs/vests/socks/dummies in each of the 4 cartons.



I will make a tag with to/from with the babies name when she has actually had the baby. She knows it's a girl and what she is calling her but you never know do you? until they actually see the baby whether the name will suit. My niece was having a Grace all along her pregnancy but when she arrived they decided she was more of a Harriet lol

Well I hope you are having a good weekend despite this awful bloomin weather we are having here in the uk again. It has been so windy here in Coventry I though my roof was going to lift off last night!!!

Have you seen the latest news over on the Digistamp Boutique blog?
Sally-Ann has introduced a fab new monthly giveaway

Three lucky people will receive this digi (black outlines only), plus a £5 voucher to spend on the website! (winners will be chosen randomly and you can only enter once.)
(Click the picture to enter)


Kerry x

Friday

Stu.....

............My new pal



Carders block this evening so I made something else
followed this tut here except I made my ears a bit different
Isn't he Handsome??? lol

Kerry x

Grace

Here is a cute little card. I have made using another of the offer of the month images from
the Digistamp Boutique called Grace

Ingredients
Image : Grace from Digistamp Boutique coloured with prisma color pencils
Card stock : White Linen from the Papermillshop
Tools: Xcut scallop border punch,Background stamped with see'ds stamp, circle nestabilties
Ribbon and gems from stash


Sally-Ann has another fab offer this month a fabulous multi buy deal
Offerinf all the new release inages for one bargain price!


OOH how could you resist???

Have a fab weekend
Kerry x

Thursday

white on white Barney

As you know I love making cards without a lot of patterned paper.
So I thought I would have a go at an all white one.

Ingredients
Image : Barney from Digistamp Boutique coloured with prisma color pencils
Sentiment : Pollycraft Designs
Card stock : White Linen from the Papermillshop
Tools: Nestabilities,Cuttlebug embossing folders(swiss dots and Paisley) Hougie Board

I am feeling a lot better now thank you all for the kind words
Kerry x

Wednesday

Messy Rabbit

Another card made with one of my long forgotten stamps. Poor things shoved away probably thinking they would never see the light of day again lol


Again I tried another shaped/folded card..I am really liking this one!

Ingredients
Image : Messy Rabbit ruber stamp from joanna sheen
Sentiment : papermania
Colouring medium : prisma color pencils blended with mineral spirits
Punch : Xcut flower punches / woodware grass punch
Embellishments : adheasive gems from cloverdale mice
Embossing: Cuttlebug swiss dots folder

TFSB
Kerry x

Tuesday

Digistamp Boutique release day

This month Sally-Ann is introducing this little darling
Her Name is Grace ..isn't she a little beaut?
I couldn't wait to colour her in!
She is part of this months offer of the month


I am really liking shaped/folded cards at the moment and as I am trying to keep to my new years resolution and not only make squares I thought I would give this one a go.


It's great because although it folds out to be quite large, it all fits in a small square envelope.
I have taken a photo from above so you can see how it works

Ingredients
Image : Grace from The Digistamp Boutique
Sentiment : Digistamp Boutique
Colouring medium : prisma color pencils blended with mineral spirits
Papers: A digi download which is no longer available
Punch : Xcut small Daisy punch
Embellishments : pearls and ribbon from stash

I am writing this card from my sick bed. My stomach is giving me some problems again and has been awful today. Hopefully it's just one bad day and tomorrow won't be as bad. No need to worry though my cat is looking after me well. She just delivered me a lovely present. Yes you guessed it a mouse eeeewwwww she came running in and took it under the bed. It was still alive!!!!!!! OMG I have nearly had a heart attack lol. Hubby to the rescue and after much $£%&£^"*^ and ^*"%^&%!£^% he has finally trapped it!!Phew

I am entering the above card into the following challenges

Crazy Challenge (2E) - Happy birthday
Karber Weekly - DIGI STAMP and use something old
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes with a Digi
Digi's With Attitude! - (SIO) - include a digi person

Hope you are having a better day than me
TFSB
Kerry x

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If the links I have provided do not work please check back in the morning as the site may
not have been updated yet..ta x