Monday

Giveaway Winner and some exciting news :)


Morning all, hope you have all had a good weekend. My weekend has been lovely . I made a special dinner for family yesterday for my Nans 92nd birthday. It was hard work but I thoroughly enjoyed it and so did my Nan which is great as she has had the flu over the last 2 weeks and we weren't sure whether she would be well enough to come. She's on the mend now though , I phoned her this morning to wish her happy birthday and she was tucking into a bacon sarnie so she must be all better now lol


Well as the title says I have some really exciting news to share with you all. A little while ago Janet asked me if I would like to be part of the design team for her new online store..well you can imagine my response after thinking about it for about a nano second..err a great big fat YES YES YES!!!

The new shop will be open on TUESDAY 1st November



The shop is still under construction.....but here are a few of the goodies that the store will be stocking............

Cute Stamps....Bildmalarna, Fizzy Moon, Stampavie, Nellie Snellen, wild rose studio and many more!
Beuatiful Embellies.....including gems, lace, pearls , buttons, ribbons and my all time fave Glamour dust..A christmas card's not a christmas card without Glamour dust! lol
Beautiful papers and card.....Bo Bunny, Papermania, Craftwork Cards, Bazzill, Nitwits, MME and more....Including some fab bargains!
Punches.....Martha Stewart & Dies including Marianne Design Creatable....
and a lot lot more to come!

Here are my fellow design team mates
all super talented I think you will agree

There is also The Stamp Basket Blog where we will be showcasing our creations for you. Please stop by and click the follow button :)
MY first DT project will be posted on Tuesday but here's a little sneaky peek for you



I do hope you will pop by and take a little peek when we go live tomorrow..so excited!!

And now onto the giveaway
I did the random org widgetty thingime bob and this is what it said

Number 35 which is .......MAUREEN-mojo 1

CONGRATULATIONS MO!!!!

So if you could email me through my profile page and I'll get you prize out to you asap

Thanks for stopping by  and have a good Monday
Kerry x

Friday

cutie christmas nestins set

...from The Clipart Fairy Kit HERE

I used one of the layers as my card blank shape
decoupaged the cutie
added my own sentiment ribbon and pearls and added 
glamour dust (which you can't see in the picture :( ) to finish

Thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x



Thursday

Over the top.....

....Santa card


Another great idea from The Clipart Fairy printables store

I added my own sentiment lashings of glamour dust added his mittens on curled wire and finished off with a star tree topper

Super easy to make and very effective I think
Thanks for stopping by today
Kerryx



Tuesday

Craft Artist Platinum Review and Giveaway

The lovely people at Serif asked me if I would review their Craft Artist Platinum Edition as you know I am a big fan of Serif and use page plus regularly for printing backing papers, digis , card fronts etc so I couldn't wait to get my mitts on it and have a play. 



To say I have been blown away by the content is an understatement! I comes with 4 additional discs packed full (see below) which can be used with any and all of the templates within the software such as scrapbook layout, invitation, favours, table decorations tags, labels to name but a few.




After a quick wander around the tutorials I set to work on a few quick pages
Absolutely fabulous as your photos just snap into place but it also gives you the option to move all the elements around to suit :)










Now scrapbooking is something I absolutely LOVE to do . But sadly I never seem to have the time so that's where these digital scrapbooks come into their own for me. I can even sit and create on my laptop in bed when I am poorly if I like. Then I have the option to either save them to my computer, print them off flat or even break the elements apart , print them off and them layer them to make a 3d page..how fab is that!


Last night I got the chance to have another little play and decided to make a card 


This is what I created in a few simple clicks. I designed it on the screen and simply printed a few extra elements which I cut out and 3d'd then added a smattering of glamour dust to finish. I think something like this would be great to make in sets and give away as small gifts/stocking fillers.

I found the software simple to use and if you do get stuck on anything you can watch the tutorials or go onto Daisy Trail which is an online community for Craft Artist and Scrapbook Artist.

I've really enjoyed playing with it and I can see myself spending far to much time using it ! The possibilities are just endless and I cannot possibly begin to tell you just how many or I would be here all year.

My overall opinion is that it's a fab piece of kit and I will definitely be using it a lot!

Now for the best part for you :)

 You can download a free compact trial version from serif  here and have a little play to help you decide. 
But even better you could win a free copy (full version) by entering my draw
All you have to do is  tell everyone you know about the giveaway and if you have a blog add a link back to my post in your side bar with the picture of the Serif Craft Artist included.If you don’t have a blog you could share it on facebook or maybe share the link in a forum if it is allowed .


You don’t need a blog or URL to enter, simple add your name to Mr Linky below and I will draw a winner on
Monday 31-10-2011


Good luck and thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Monday

Cute Christmas

Here are 2 quick cards I made using the cutest little christmas images from 


The backing paper is from pink petticoat
Sentiment computer generated in colour to match bp
Images are coloured with prismacolor pencils
Scored frame was done on the hougie board
A few gems and lashings of glamour dust and voila

Thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x

Saturday

Girly Christmas

Hi Bloggers,
Just a quick thank you to all my new followers *waves* hi !
Sorry for my lack of posting/visiting again these last few days. My stomach is giving me some jip and you know how it is ..stupid real life taking over my crafty time again! 

Here's another quick Christmas card to the add to the pile..gotta get ahead this year (yeh right lol)


Using this cute creative nestins set HERE from The clipart fairy
Isn't she adorable? She'll be just fab for my little great nieces cards

Thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x

Tuesday

wedding card and Box

Here's a card and box my MIL asked me to make for her.



The image is from a free download from papercraft inspirations HERE

All printed onto cream linen cardstock from the papermillshop online
Hand torn/rolled roses and leaves
Bit of sparkle, pearls and ribbon to finish....et Voila!

Hope you are having a good week so far and thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x

Friday

How cute..

...are these little beauts?



I couldn't resist making the set up. aren't these grin and bear it  
So simple to do and yet so effective I think. I think I'm going to make a few sets and gift box them for stocking fillers.

Thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x

Tuesday

A another little Hattie

I made this card last week but hadn't gotten around to blogging it. Glad I didn't now as I wouldn't have had anything to show you :P My stupid printer! I've had to give in and other yet another set of inks whilst I wait for a replacement for the ones that won't recognise! grr I do hope they come tomorrow


Coloured with prismacolor pencils
The papers are a free download
sentiment is computer generated

Thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Monday

Make a wish

Well still no printer :( blummin thing! so I have had to dig the stamps and paper packs out. 
Here's a little Christmas card I made using this little cutie from LOTV


As always I've coloured the image with prismacolor pencils

Thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x

Sunday

Grin and.....

.....bear it!
here's a super cute little card I've made with one of the new releases from The Clipart Fairy Printables store. It's from the grin and bear it range which you can find HERE 



This one is from the Starter set HERE

I added my own wording and a couple of little handmade flowers and pearls and voila..how cute!

I'm off now to battle with my printer...... stupid thing won't accept a new black ink catridge. I've been faffing about with it since friday night. Why is it these things always go wrong when you have a whole weekend of playing with paper planned?? Stupid blummin things!!!

Thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x

Friday

two little dickie birds

...well three actually ..but it's late and I couldn't think of any more interesting titles lol

. I'm going to be decorating my living room again before Christmas (yes hubby I am!!) and you know how it is when you have to have things matching . Well I think I have purchased a whole new set of tree ornaments every year for about the last six years  in every colour imaginable except obviously for the colour I'm going to be having in my new living room of course lol which is going to be green . I think if I dare come home with yet another new set this year I'll be heading for the divorce courts :P .So I've decided I'm going to go neutral and go all silver and white. I have quite a lot of silver already so just need to add a few white touches. I was browsing for ideas and came across quite a lot of home made decs so thought I would have a go

My first attempts and I only wish I could get the sparkle to show up on the camera. I have smothered them with glamour dust and they are much nicer IRL if I do say so myself!.



The template for the birdhouse is from HERE  which I took into serif and resized and I just made the layered roofs with scalloped rectangle nesties
I hand cut the branches and doves and made some little hangers with seed beads
They only measure about 5cms high and were super fiddly to do but I really enjoyed myself making them.

Thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Oh Louis ...

...you are just to cute!

Here's a cute little dungaree card I've made using Louis again. I'm telling you you are going to be seeing a LOT of this little chap lol


No pattern for the dungarees I just drew a shape and chopped away until I was happy with it
As always the image is coloured with prismacolor pencils

Thanks for stopping by
Kerry x

Thursday

I told you ....

...it wouldn't be long before this little fella made an appearance.


I don't know how I am going to break the news to poor old Cocoa that I have a new love in my life...lol

As always I have coloured him with prisma color pencils
The sentiment is eightfifteen font
A little bow and voila  pure gorgeousness

Thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x

Wednesday

Release day

Yes it's release day over on The Digistamp Boutique and as always Sally-ann has drawn some absolutely adorable images Including this little beaut HATTIE


She is one of the offers of the month from this set CUTE CHRISTMAS OFFER

The other new release/special offer



I hope Cocoa doesn't read this but Louis could easily become my all time favourite little bear :)
I am printing about a million off as I type so he wil deffo be making an appearance on some of cards very soon. Isn't he adorable?

Thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x

Monday

A Festive Tag

To hopefully restore the old Mojo. I just cannot seem to make a card at the moment! I have coloured in sat and pushed paper around till I have a headache but nothing is working so I thought I would try my hand at a little tag.


I have used one of the recent releases from The Digistamp Boutique HERE
He is coloured with prisma color pencils

Hope you like and thanks for stopping by
Kerry x