Thursday, 31 January 2013


Hi all, I'm late again oops, actually to tell you the truth, I got stroppy earlier and refused to come back into the craft room!!!! I was trying to produce something, anything would do but to know avail.  Think I need to try and do a second journal page with the heading Being a Mother is really really difficult emotionally :-(

Anyway non of that, so my desk has the mess I left earlier today lol, that will be going into trash in the morning lol.  The bits on top of the plastic drawers are hidden, I have had a huge rethink on the bag and started again, luckily I didn't actually sew on the bag but on separate material, I was trying to do a huge type scene but it wasn't working but yesterday while I was reading a old Craft Stamper mag (I always have them out) I came across Helen Chilton doing a hanging that had lots of different stamping sewn together so I have already started working out some ideas :-)

I know I know I will show pics in a minute of my desk (for the amazing woyww), but guess what, I booked myself a lesson with Linda Brown, her classes opened this evening and my lovely OH paid for me to go and do her Secret Garden, it's absolutely gorgeous.

Why did I try and colour the vintage picture in the left bottom corner
it looks awful.  The backing is quite nice lol.  The heat gun that had
been disgarded because it had melted, is being used again, still waiting
for my new week old heat gun to be fixed or sent back.
Lots of material on floor waiting to see if it will be picked for the bag.

Dump desk quite boring, pretty much been dumped on!!!

Right I'm off, hope you all have a fantastic week.  Lots of hugs and extra ones for all the mums out there :-).
Happy Crafting
Kerry xxx

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Monochromatic - Blue (way too much blue!!!!)

Hi all, its time for another challenge over at Anything Goes Challenge Blog which is Monochromatic.  I decided to have a go at doing a wooden frame and went with blue, but got way over excited, think I need to do this for a different challenge lol.  Might end up changing it I don't know, think it has way too much on it anyway so adding more may become challenging for Space!! lol.  So I painted it with Fresco paint, then added texture paste in most places and Viva crackle in the rest.  Then I repainted and started adding UTEE in loads of places, I used a pearl blue, a cosmic shimmer UTEE and I coloured my own with Adirondack alcohol ink stream which I made a dark and a light.  The areas that have this on it, it looks like you can see through but it's slightly cloudy, would look great as the ocean.  Mmmmmm should have done shells and stuff lol.  Then I added lots and lots and lots of beads, micro beads, glitter and sequins with glossy accents.  The middle is corrugated card which has had watered down paint on it, then I used a Crafty Individual stamp, then restamped on clearly for art in archival blue, I really need to practise working with this as my butterfly really looks like she has problems.  All this was stamped on book paper which also had watered down paint, then more beads etc.

Hope you join in with us at Anything Goes :-)  Most of my products are available from the Craft Den.
Happy Crafting
Hugs Kezzy

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Paperartsy - Create

Hi all, Wow what a week I've had, but finally I can now blend with Fresco Paint, I already was in love with them but with Leandra's help and her fantastic videos I have managed to complete the one thing I had difficult with and that is blending, and they blend beautifully.  You really should watch her videos they really are full of detail and give you plenty of time to play along.
Bet your all wondering what I'm harping on about, Paperartsy blog has been having weekly designers and this week was the amazing Linda Cain, and you get a chance to enter a creation on how she has inspired you, well I have been totally inspired, still on the first creation but had mega fun.

Blended tag
After blending I then sanded lightly to get to the lower layers,
I wish you could feel it, it's so smooth and lovely to stroke!!!
Eeek that sounds really nutty to say oops :-)

Close Up

I also used Smoke Paprika on the charm

I blended with Fresco Paint Haystack, smoked paprika, butternut, london bus and claret.  I used versafine inkpad and stamped the bug from HP1004 and the words and grasses from HP1005 which you can buy here. Then I decided I wanted to give the bug depth, so I had a play trying on different papers, acetate, vellum and finally remembered I had a product called Clearly for Art from Wendy Vecchi. So I re blended the same darker colours smoked paperika, london bus and claret Fresco paint on the clearly for art and stamped with archival, then I gently dried, did the white dots then started drying again and starting to bend.

Right I better be off as I shall miss the deadline, that's because I play too much!!!!!!
Happy Crafting :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxx

Ribbon Girl Challenge

Hi all, just been having a play this morning as the Ribbon Girl has a inspiration picture challenge with colours Cream and Pink.  I have been meaning to play for awhile as I have so much ribbon, I can't help myself, have you seen the amount of gorgeous ribbon and lots of other yuminess on their online shop, I pop on for one thing and other so much more.  But now I really got to stop looking and start playing.  This is so not my usual style but I really enjoyed it, mind you the reason the ribbon is quite high up the card is because I had something on my inkpad that I transferred to my finger and then to the card lol, I think I need to have clean play inkpads and messy play lol.

Inspiration picture for the colours

My card

I shall be back shortly with another post for Paperartsy inspiration challenge, see you in a bit :-)
Happy Crafting :-) Hugs Kerry xxx

Ribbon, gem ribbon, large pearl gems and not sure but I think I got the swirl from there as well all from
the Ribbon Girl.
Patterned paper - MME Lost and Found (blush), Carta Bella (beautiful moments)
Inkpad - Archival (jet black)
Martha Steward - doily stamps and doily punch
Xcut corner punch
Sewing thread
Spellbinders circle die

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Woyww 190 (just!!!!)

EEEk, just in time to show what's on my desk, I had taken the pictures earlier this morning, but after work got into playing some more so forgot to post lol.  So it's Wednesday (again just!!!) which means it's time for woyww where everyone has a nosy at other crafters desks.  If you want to join in or see what it's all about (Julia has not got a page that explains all about it, how clever is that) then pop on over to the amazing Julia's blog :-)

I am having a real trouble with crafting at the moment, I want to make some cards rather than tags and hangings, but I just can't seem to mix my stamping with papers that I have masses of which are gorgeous, with my stamping, I could if I was doing a cute image with my promarkers but apart from that nothing.  So I gave up last night with a moan and a strop, so I tried again today thinking I could work with my paints and blend a tag then pop it on a card, nope I don't seem to have the ability to blend paint either, so I have had another moan, tidied it all away, stropped up and down the stairs, then remembered I hadn't done my woyww post.  Ok moan over lol lol lol

Sewing machine instructions out!!! trying to work out why
my stitch seems short and tight, zig zag is fine, not sure I have 
found what I am looking for but the good news is I have just found
that my machine has a thread cutter on the side :-) ok so I have
only had the machine for 4 years oops, mind you I have a pile of bits that
came with it and I haven't got a clue what they are, my sister keeps promising
but after two years I have asked Annie (have you seen her
new smile project, she asks us to take pictures to make others 
smile and you can link up on her blog how fantastic is that) if she could help me.
New tags and archival inkpad ( I have 3 already roaming about lol),
the tags I buy from Craft Obsessions, they do manila tags in 50, 100 and 250
bundles which are brilliant.  EEEK I bet your all thinking why I have
my dangerous heat gun out, well can you believe it, my new
Ranger one (which I went for as everyone says they are fantastic quality) 
doesn't work, the motor keeps speeding up and down, which I'm hoping
my other half has emailed them about it by now as I hold my breath
when I use the purple one!!!! but a girl has to emboss!!!!

Hmmmmm how did the malteasers get there!!! unopened as I'm trying to be good!!!!
My failed attempt on the papers of some water stamping I did. Not alot has
changed, still dumping desk lol, mind you where is the bag I
was altering you may ask .....................
the other side of the room lol, yep still trying to work out where
to go from having to rip up some flowers I did (actually I 
couldn't rip them as they were stamped fabric, I scissored them up!!!!
Big huge scissors, my OH half was watching fearfully as 
I was grunting and moaning while chopping bits of fabric into lots and lots
and lots of pieces!!!!!!!!!! lol

Right (yep always got to say right, can't help it lol) right I better be off lol, it's now Thursday so it's time for beddy byes!!!! Hope you have a fantastic day tomorrow (today), hopefully you will all have some time to do some crafting, me well not sure, should I try again with the making of card, papers and stamping, or should I crawl into a corner and hide!!! maybe OH will feel safer but no I shall be at it tomorrow evening with determination lol lol.  Happy Woyww :-) Hugs to you all :-) Kerry xxx

Monday, 21 January 2013

Dance like the flappers!!!!!!

Hi all, I meant to write this yesterday but completely forgot oops!!! lol.  Yesterday was the start of a new challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog and this fortnight we are being sponsored by Kenny K Stamps how exciting is that.  We were all given an image and I went for Frieda Flapper and I did a hanging around the 1920's theme.  Wow it took 5 hours to do the design, mask it all off and paint the first coat lol, 5 coats later both the white and black, then glazed over it was time to size Frieda (one thing I love with a digi is you can resize, the worse thing is when I print and then colour with promarkers I always get the black bleeding a bit and you can guarantee it's always on the face lol, if anyone knows any ideas, I use a laser printer), anyway where was I lol, Oh yes so I resized Frieda and then coloured her red so it gave a real pop to all the black and white.  I did search for pictures of colours in the 1920's but they seem to all be black and white!!!! lol not sure you could photo in colour then, guess I need a history lesson.  So I wanted to use a bower for the hanging but only had a strip of feather mini bower, great I am mega allergic, so there I am spritzing every red spray I had, dylusions, colorwash, glimmer mist, crafty notions, cosmic shimmer yep I went to town hoping they would colour the white feather bower, it didn't turn out too bad, the other feather dyed nicely but it was orange to start with lol.  Anyway I'm sneezing and itching from the feathers and trying my best to get it dyed, I had red everywhere, actually 3 days later I still have red hangs most of it gone now but still twinkling in places.  I wanted to give good old Frieda character (we became firm friends while swearing trying to get the necklace stuck I made lol), I gaver her a necklace and some fresh feathers.
Ok ok I bet  your thinking get on with it, but first!!! I would like to enter my hanging into the following challenges - Kenny K Challenge Blog - Vintage (now not sure if this is classed as vintage as I haven't used vintage colours, to me it's vintage as it's the 1920's but not sure, guess I will find out lol) :-)
                   Anything But a Card Challenge Blog - Tie it up (which is the hanging part, but not sure if it should be ribbon or twine, gee not doing too well today, but I hate to join challenges if I'm not right so sorry if I'm not) :-)
                   Paper Crafting Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Right I better be off, I seriously need to stop talking before I bore you all lol.  Have a lovely evening.
Happy Crafting :-)
Hugs Kerry xxx

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Craft Barn - Alpha Challenge

I am so late lol so this has to be quick sorry.  Over at the The Craft Barn they are introducing a Alpha Challenge, with some twists lol.  Shall tell more about my dictionary I picked etc on the next letter.  I wasn't sure I was going to join as I have been trying to start a journal for over a year, but this afternoon I thought ok lets have a go and wow wow wow I'm loving it.  My V is Virgo my birth sign :-)  The other page I am going to carry on with some facts about virgo so looking forward on doing that lol.

I really really enjoyed this, you should see the state of my craft room, sprays everywhere.  I couldn't get to grips with the stencils and sprays so going to have a practice.  I also used gesso before hand but I prefer dylusion sprays not on gesso me thinks lol.  To help protect the page I did it this way ......

I used a old card board box from cereal I think.  Right got to link, got to go.  Think tomorrow I'm going to spend a day cleaning my craft room and doing some commenting lol, I really want to catch up with everyone.
Happy Crafting
Kerry xxx

Paperartsy - Helen Chilton

EEEk got to be super fast lol, I'm so late, but I had DT pieces this week so just got to play this evening lol.  Over at Paperartsy this week the designer is Helen Chilton and she is amazing, I love her work and have a go at most designers in The Craft Stamper magazine.  This week she has been playing with Portfolio pastels, they are gorgeous.  They have amazing colours and you can buy single ones as well you will find them all over on the Paperartsy Online Shop, last week I linked each product but I haven't got time sorry, but it ends shortly.  I only got to have a go at the Warped Window post but shall be carrying on tomorrow so watch this space lol lol.

It's really getting exciting isn't it? Last Sunday I kept checking the blog all day wondering what the next designer is.  If you haven't been playing then at least have a visit to see all the wonderful designers they are all fantastic.
Happy Crafting
Kerry xxxx

Thursday, 17 January 2013


Hi, I am getting a lot of spam coming from my blog through email and not going into spam box, well over 100 a day, so just for 24 hours later today I am going to put on the dreaded Word Verification :-( I'm hoping it my calm them down lol, if anyone else has any ideas all would be appreciated :-)
Happy Crafting
Hugs Kerry xxx

New Note - I have tried changing it to registered users 
and not anonymous, this may work, if
for any reason you can't comment can
you email me to let me know, as
I really not sure if I'm doing it properly lol
mind you I have read and it looks
like it may work eeekkk lol

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Woyww 189 (just lol)

Hi all, ok this definitely is the latest, oh no it's not actually I think I have done 2 on a Thursday lol, ok I bet your wondering what I'm harping on about, well it's where all crafter's get together to show their exciting crafty desks (mine not over exciting this week), and we all meet up at Julia's Blog who hosts the best thing in crafty blogging world me thinks, I am absolutely addicted and not missed one for ages (mmmmmmmmmmm think I might check how long I have kept it up lol).  Anyway sorry I am rambling on and on and on, I need to go to bed I think :-). I have got a busy crafty week and everything is due in so I'm beavering away (enjoying the process lol).
I have just spent 5 hours with masking tape and some
board trying to mask something!!! with that little blue
masking tape, its under the board as it's for a DT project so 
if your curious pop back on Sunday lol.  5 hours, 5 hours,
really think I should have just done a card!!! lol

Dumping desk has a bag that is hounding me literally lol,
I promised it for someone for their craft shop, and she has 
become a real special friend to talk to, so I was supposed to be
doing this before Christmas but was ill, so now I'm in the 
middle of it, but I went wrong so now doing repair lol
I have left it there for a few days to work out what's next, I think
my problem is I'm trying too hard, I really want her to be happy with
it, and I want it perfect :-(.  Also on my desk is my
Portfollio oil pastels that a crying out for me to play, but 
got bits to finish yet, and I'm out to see my daughter at a 
Pantomime tomorrow night lol.  Helen Chilton over at Paperartsy Blog is
this weeks designer and she is playing with these pastels so I'm
itching to play, also if you join in by what inspires you from
the designer you get a chance to win some Paperartsy rubber!!!!

Right I shall be off, I'm sorry I'm not sure I got around any last week, this week shall be a lot better, I'm afraid some low times due to family etc, and I just haven't been able to chat, so I have sort of hid, even the dog has stopped putting her paws over her head!!! as I have been quiet lol, maybe it's the January blues as well lol.  Hope you all have a fantastic crafty week, thank you all so much for supporting me and a huge hello to my followers.  I shall be having my two year anniversary soon and I almost have 100 followers wow I just can't believe it :-)
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Anything Goes Challenge - Buttons and Bows

Hi all, I'm so excited, I have been excepted into the design team at Anything Goes Challenge Blog which is run by the shop Craft Den. The new challenge this fortnight is Buttons and Bows (EEEK bows, you will see how awful my bows are lol and I do try really really hard!!!) and I decided to go for a tag (as we initially didn't start until today but when we found out at the weekend we got in we was asked if we wanted to do something so I only had time for a tag lol).  I really wasn't sure where I was going with this but I finally got there in the end :-) Hope you all have a go and please go and visit the rest of the design team as they have done amazing creations. I would also like to enter my tag into the challenge over at Come and Get it Challenges which is Wrap a Ribbon around it :-)

I shall add links as I talk through what I did to where they are in the Craft Den :-). I started out with a blank tag and stuck on paper from Graphic 45 Once Upon a Time Flights of Fancy, then with my finger I covered the sides with Fresco paint vintage lace, I then used the swirl stamp from Indigo Blu Music Hall 1 and stamped with with the vintage lace paint.  I made sure it was dry then on my craft sheet I mixed Distress stain - peeled paint and Crafty Notions Gold Spray and some water then dipped the tag into it, dried, then dipped again, keep doing this until you have a good coverage, you can see from the tag that the Fresco paint resists this so the swirl and edges really pop, mop up the rest with some white ribbon. The next stage I sewn around the edges and then inked the edges with Viva Inka Gold - gold. Next I mixed a little bit of gold mica powder with a bit of gold embossing powder, I then stamped with versamark the Paperartsy stamp and covered it with the mix then heat from the back, this gives a very light twig at the back, I then re stamped with versamark then embossed with gold embossing powder.  The button is one I made a few weeks ago, I used white fimo, then used a circle cutter, then stamped with brillance navy inkpad and then made holes. So I bet your wondering how did it turn green lol, well I painted it with alcohol ink, then when dry I repeated the painting just in the groves where the stamp made a mark and quickly covered with gold mica powder, then when dry gave it a spray with the crafty notions gold spray. I used Tim Holtz ideology to hang off the ribbon at the top, but first I used a bit of the viva inka gold.  The ribbon at the bottom I slightly darkened by adding a bit more of the distress stain.

I really am happy that I managed to get the angle right while taking a picture, you can really see the gold spray sparkling through at the top, that is all the way to the bottom but you can't quite see it lower down, and I absolutely love how the Fresco paint vintage lace resisted the stain and spray.
Right I shall be off, I have work this morning, so the quicker I do it the quicker I can play and visit.
Happy Crafting
Hugs Kerry :-)

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Sunday Stampers (for Hels and Ellen!!!)

Hi all, I am so so late with this lol, over at Hels this week the Sunday Stamper challenge was things that fly in which I have wings and a aeroplane.  Now most of my week had been taken up with playing then altering a box so I completely forgot about it.  Then yesterday the Tag I won from Hels (haven't took photo yet as the challenge finishes in a minute eek) came through the post wow I so wish you could feel the weight of it, the amount of stuff on it is amazing it's so beautiful.  Anyway I started a tag 2 hours ago and decided to send of Hels (who should be arriving soon in the USA) to go meet Ellen her crafty mate (she has a fantastic blog) who are going to CHA so TO Hels and Ellen hope you have fun :-)

I now it was super quick, but I have maps, planes and embossed sun rays as I hope it's nice weather :-)
Better go and link up lol.  I have really enjoyed today, lots of inky play.
Happy Crafting

Inspiration at Paperartsy

Hi all, how exciting 2013 is so far, a lot of challenges are doing new things and the biggest excitement is over at Paperartsy where each week they will be having a new designers showing how they use Paperartsy products and then to top it all off each week there is a chance to win some goodies by entering there inspiration challenge each week WOW we are all so lucky :-)
This weeks designer is Michelle (click link to be whizzed of to her blog, which is brilliant), I have to admit I really love her style to look at, but never thought I could have a go, but have a go I did lol.  After all this I am really excited as I think I'm finally ready to have a go in my art journal that I bought LAST January!!! lol

I'm afraid I have took lots and lots of photos of the finished creation and also bits in between. Then after going through some of the steps I couldn't just stopped there I decided to put Fresco paint through it's paces (wow it really lived up to the job, it's amazing), so I have took pictures of each one (brayering, resist, crackle, spray, swooshing).  I am also going to link my products back to the Paperartsy site so you can be tempted lol, and the colour writing is the step by step (saves you reading all my waffling!!!)

Here Goes
This is the box I have altered to make a tag box, Michelle made
a tag wooden bag and I so loved the idea as I
am always having random goes at techniques lol
I removed the lid, sanded inside and out then did 3 coats of gesso,
you can use snowflake, but I use snowflake fresco paint
for everything and am already on my 2nd bottle so I used gesso lol

I used some old torn book pages with modpodge, you can use Paperartsy Satin Glaze
as this is just as good.  Then I used Snowflake Fresco Paint watered
down to give a wash over the torn book pages.
Next I used  Fresco Mermaid and Fresco Beach Hut to
roughly paint lightly over the box (please note that
all I do on the outside is repeated on the inside as it
was I sort of tested everything on the inside before doing the outside!!!)
I used the Beach Hut over the areas with the book paper as 
this paint is translucent so you can still see bits.
I stamped with Snowflake the Ink the Dog Mini 22 Stamp, a fantastic
trick by Leandra is to use scrap paper while stamping so you
get the look of random, click here to read and watch the YouTube video
showing you how.  Next I used scrap sequin waste as a mask and
sponged Autumn Fire Fresco Paint through it on the inside of the box
and used a Tim Holtz mini mask on the outside. 

Next I mixed Claret Fresco Paint with some texture paste, then
spread through a polka dot mask by Creative Expressions. 
I then used a pencil with a rubber at the end, dipped the rubber into
the Claret Fresco paint and dabbed onto the box.

I decided what stamps I wanted to use which was - the Secret from
Hot Pick 1005, the Swirl from Ink the Dog Clocks 6, the Clock with wings from 
Ink the Dog Eclectic 4, the Reality Check from Hot Picks HP1008, the Tag It was from
alphabet Ink the Dog Words 2 and the Me from Ink the Dog words 4 and the Time saying
from Ink the Dog Clocks 6. These were all stamped on the wonderful
Crackly tissue paper.  I used Archival jet black inkpad and as you can
see from the picture below the bottom half was the first ones
I stamped, but when I came to use them they had spread, this
is because I hadn't dried it with a heat gun so it had spread,
you can really see the difference in the clocks as when dried you can see the numbers :-)

 Next I used modpodge to add the tissue onto the box.  When dried
I used a top off a Ranger dabber and a small water bottle spray 
and with Claret Fresco paint I splodged the tops into the paint
so it was really thick and stamped it onto the box, the
thickness gives great texture as well, to make it thicker you can use
a heat gun until it bubbles.  I learned all this from Trish Latimer's DVD.
Then I watered down some Beach hut, and went on a flicking spree, the
idea came from Michelle's 3rd art piece, it really gives some depth.
I used a itunes money card thingy (you can use old credit card) to make
stripes, the paints I used was ClaretBeach hut and Snowflake Fresco paints.
I also used the snowflake with the nip of a pencil to make the dots and I also
used Little Black Dress Fresco paint to make dots as well.
To finish I used Little black dress with my finger to smudge
all the edges.
The following is a few pictures of the finished Tag box

I decided that I need to fill my tag box, I already has some
that I had used the salt technique on but I wanted to try
out some Fresco paint techniques.  Here is a brief 
description of what I did (p.s I couldn't get the salt
technique to work with it as it kept sticking to the paint!!! I did
say I tried everything lol lol)
Now Crackle Fresco Glaze is the most amazing and quick product. 
I know you can use the watered down glue way but I never get
it right but this way it takes about two minutes or less!!! Really lol
You paint on the colour you want at the bottom, dry with
heat gun, next spread on some crackle glaze, dry with heat gun
or leave to dry, then paint on top layer wow it
starts crackling immediately, and when you use
the heat gun it rapidly crackles.
I am showing a ATC I did a while back as I already
used the blue tag in this post:-)

Now this effect I loved, I used fresco paint through sequin waste,
stensils and stamped with it, then used Distress stain over the whole
of the tag, which tinted the paint a little bit, but wow what
an effect, I also splashed water on it to give it extra effect.
The stamped version was done with snowflake but
I stamped the sentiment fine but wasn't hard enough with the
flower as you can hardly see it.

I definitely want to revisit this as I didn't have much
time left.  I used a brayer, the blue tag if you enlarge
the picture you can see some squares on it as I brayered over a
embossing folder first.  The orange tag was done with a brayer that
had an elastic band wrapped around, then to give it
a lighter effect I used a lighter colour over it.  

Now this effect was amazing and each tag was done on different
levels show below.

This was Mocha mousse and snowflake dripped
onto a craft sheet and water added, then I swished and swoshed.
Each time I left it dry and then did it all again around 5 times and wow
doesn't some areas look like melted chocolate, the texture is amazing.

This was Lilac and Vintage lace, with the above technique but
before the water added, I used a cocktail stick to make swirls,
and if you look closely you can see the marbling effect, this was only swished
3 times. 

Same again but using Very Berry (gorgeous) and Snowflake
but only swished lightly 2 times to give an almost completely flat to
stamp on.

Spraying, I mixed the paints into a mini mister with some water,
the green and blue tag had a thicker mix and was only
sprayer a couple of times where as the other tag
was more watery and was layered and dried in between around
7 times, the white is the snowflake, amazing look.

And now I proudly own a tag box, and I loved every second
of making it, panic set in at some points and I nearly gave
up but the final piece I'm really proud of.

And for some fun, my desk, yes even though I was flicking in a box
it really didn't seem to be flicking much, until I realised that yes the flicking
worked but not where I wanted it to be, all over my work desk and ........

all over the other side of the room, I know, you should see the floor, yep I think 
blue flecked is in nowadays and I'm sure that others would pay a fortune
for a painty carpet!!!!!!! lol lol

 Wow if you have managed to get to the end of this post then Thank you, I now I went on for a bit, but I really hope you will have a go with these amazing products.  Everyone of Paperartsy products are such great quality hence why I have been collecting for a few years, and even though I used some old favourites today you should check out the amazing new stamp sets, they are gorgeous.  And Fresco, well it's amazing, I have been using the snowflake and little black dress for over a year and a half now and I love them, snowflake is always mixed with sprays etc.  Then later last year I started collecting some of the other colours and mediums and I haven't been disappointed, it does so much plus a lot lot more and the finish on the is such a gorgeous look and feel of chalk and stamps beautifully.
Right I better go or you really will be complaining lol.  Thank you all so much for visiting me.
Happy Crafting :-)

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Friendship Tag

Hi all, just popping on to enter my tag I finished into some challenges and further down a sneak peek of what I shall be popping on here tomorrow, if you like fresco paint I have put it through it's paces lol, I have sprayed it, brayered it, used it as a resist, swooshed with it, crackled it and stamped with it!!!! The tag today the background is all fresco paint plus I painted the flowers with them :-)  I would like to enter the following challenges
                               Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Just Good Friends
                               Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog - Add a bit of sparkle/Anything Goes
                               Fashionable Stamping Challenge Blog - Surprise us/Anything Goes

All of the challenges I'm entering are new ones that I haven't seen before, it's really great being able to find new challenges.

I'm mortified lol, the buttons are in line with each other EEEK 
oh well not to worry lol lol

Did you know that Paperartsy Blog are having new weekly designers and there is a challenge for you to enter to show what inspired you that week.  So the box below is in the middle of being transformed, pop back tomorrow to see it all brightened up :-)

Right I'm off, I know I always say right lol but I just can't stop myself :-).  Right (eek) I shall be going, thank you for supporting me and a huge welcome to my new followers :-).
Happy Crafting
Hugs Kerry xxx

Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Hi all, bit later today, Oh my trying to get back into work this week is draining lol.  So it's Wednesday which means it's time to show my desks, with everyone else's over at Julia's Stamping Ground, be it messy or neat why don't you pop on over there an have some fun, be aware though it is extremely addicting lol.  I haven't posted much this week as I have been playing with Fresco paint, I managed to tidy up last night and starting decorating one of the tags which is what I am off to finish in a mo :-)

On my desk are a pile of tags made from Fresco paint, tags left
over from the salt technique, a tag that I am about to finish
off in a minute when I have done this post and a box full of
ribbons, flowers, embellishments etc that I have not
sorted yet, I have a rather big addiction to ribbon and paper
but I'm now worrying that it may be spreading to washi and fabric
tape and pretty flowers EEEK!!!!!
Oh and in the corner is some buttons from docrafts from their new
range Very Vintage, I thought it would be a small bag but 
it's massive (buttons are another addiction!!!)

My dumping desk has papers from Pion I found this
fab website that sells these in the UK how brilliant it's called Live and Love Crafts
they have some really beautiful vintage papers and embellishments.
I have got a new cutting mat, I have 4 large ones all together and each
time I promise myself that one will always be kept clean for building up
cards etc a clean area for the finishing touches but it never happens
so I bought a small grey one which I can keep at the side so hoping
to keep it clean.  The paper pads are watercolour pads, I got
the whole collection of distress markers for crimbo and according
to the magnolia magazine one of the designers use this, and wow
it's brilliant, it's so flat you wouldn't believe it is watercard and I found
it here in the UK as well cool (if you want the website let me know, I'm
lazy and can't be bothered to search for it at the moment!!! at least I'm honest)
I have been scoring the charity shops for a dictionary as The Craft Barn
(link on side somewhere) is doing a challenge Alphabet journal which
a lot of the designers are using a dictionary.  Well I couldn't fine
one so ended up buying one for 99p from Rymans.  Today I had
to nip to the bank for work and they was a charity shop there
and I managed to get a larger hardback one for £2 and it's a mix of 
French and English.  The other book I bought as well for 50p as I am
planning on doing the Calendar challenge over at Kate Crane's blog so
I am going to have a go at altering this plus I also have two new
journals that I really want to have a go at journalling in them this year.

Wow think I went off on a tangent there lol.  I better be going I really really want to finish this tag so I can start something new.
Happy Woyww :-)