Wednesday 30 November 2011


Hi to all the woyww crafters on this cool Wednesday, if your wondering what I'm on about, pop over to Julia's blog and have a look at loads of fab crafty desks and ideas.  My first day back to crafting was last night, I'm afraid I got worse health wise last week and by Friday dragged myself to the docs to find out I had a severe chest infection, plus infection in my sinus and ears, I came out with steroid tablets, chest steroid inhalers, steroid nose sprays and antibiotic tablets and the promise I will stay in bed as it could turn into something alot more nasty!!!!  It was nasty enough, my OH is walking around the house ringing a bell and shouting out unclean, unclean, he reckons I should call my blog the unclean crafter, but as you can see from my crafty desk, unclean/mess says it all lol.  I am so sorry I haven't managed to comment and I shall be catching up now I'm feeling a little bit better (well I can move around without feeling like I'm dying lol) I really appreciate everyone who has been so kind and commented during my month of infections, December tomorrow, fresh, healthy start hopefully.

On my first pic I started working on a birthday card for my mate who's birthday was last Monday oops
And my second pic, has lots of mess spilled over from this card, plus bits of projects on the go.  Also in the background are the holiday ornaments I have received from the swap I did, I can't wait to get them up on my blog, as they are fantastic, I received some gorgeous ornaments.

I shall go now as I'm rather late again this week, hope you all have a fantastic crafty week, I told OH that I want the crimbo trees up this weekend as I really need to get into the spirit, I have threatened that tomorrow, crimbo music and films will be echoing around the house, he muttered something about having to stay at work for overtime lol lol lol.
Thanks for sharing.  Kezzy xxx

Wednesday 23 November 2011


Hi, can't believe I'm late again, so I will be ultra quick. I'm afraid that I'm still suffering, and I'm definitely being being tested with life at the moment, but as always I have craft and great blogging buddies to look forward to, and a great family.  So over at Woyww with the famous Julia, my desk has a few bits out, but with feeling rough and being tested with life all I've done is played, mostly practicing colouring with my promarkers. 
The tilda is a practise one, hence all the white highlighting marks as I wanted to know which one was the best, I found the sukura better than the inkessentials.  I'm off now to see if I can finish something for a challenge, I say something as long as its ok to put on my blog for tomorrow lol.  Hope you all have a fab crafty week.

Saturday 19 November 2011

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Let it Sparkle

Hi, over at the 2 sisters challenge blog the challenge that started today is Let it Sparkle.  This week I participated in a holiday ornament swap with Ginger Snap Creations, I am going to enter this into this challenge as I think it has some fab sparkle lol.
Thank you for sharing. Kezzy xxx

Stamps - Tim Holtz (festive sounds), Card-io Mafestix (winter flurry), Molly Bloom (sentiment)
Dies - Sizzix Tim Holtz (winter wonder), Marianne Creatables (LR0123)
Papers - Rachel Birdsell Etsy (digital download christmas carol sheet), Glitter Girls (gold glitter paper)
Chipboard - Zutter Bind it All (4"by4" covers)
Embellishments - Paperartsy (german scrap stars), leaf and crystals from stash
Inkpads - Archival (aquamarine, jet black)
Inka Gold - gold
Gold embossing powder

Thursday 17 November 2011

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything goes

Hi all, over at 2 sisters challenge blog the challenge is Anything goes.  I finished the card for my friend just before I was ill so haven't shown it yet.  I'm quite happy how it turned out as my friend is quite modern.
Thanks for sharing.  Kezzy xxx

Die cut - TH Sizzix (decorative strip), Sizzix (framelets), Spellbinders (blossoms three)
Stamps - Stampin Up (shellies signature collection), The Stampman (aspects of design flitters & flutters)
Inks - Archival (jet black), Stampin Up (melon mambo)
Patterned papers - Echo Park (Be Mine - journal cards, polka dots, love letters, black diamonds, sweetstripes
Embellishments - America Crafts (plastic rose brads)
Card - Bazzill cardstock

Wednesday 16 November 2011


Hi, I'm so late today with woyww, if your wondering what I'm up to, pop over to Julia and have a nose around some fantastic blogs.  I'm so late because I couldn't even get to my desk this morning as the photos will show, I had to send off some holiday ornament swaps and to say I was a bit frantic trying to get them done was an understatement, my poor craft room was in a right mess, and even the floor was my bin even though I have a recycle bag next to me lol.  I'm not going to go on, as the photos will talk for themselves.  I shall put the swaps on here this weekend when everyone has received them.  Thanks for all the lovely comments, I felt alot better apart from I believe the start of it is coming back as I'm back to a sore throat, but hey ho I'm not leaving it so long before I'm standing at the docs door lol.  I'm so so sorry I haven't got back to everybody again, that's twice now, but I promise I'm going to catch up this week.  So photos ..........
And a small peek of the holiday ornaments

So as you can imagine, I've had a mega huge clean up this afternoon ready for the next project to start this evening as I really need to get some bits on my blog now I'm better lol.
Hope you have a fantastic crafty week and a huge thank you for letting me share my mess!!!
Kezzy xxx

Wednesday 9 November 2011


Hi to everyone on woyww, if your wondering what woyww is, jump over to Julia's blog and look at lots of yummy crafty desks.  I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who gave me some fab ideas last week and wow I have lots of ideas now for my polystyrene decorations.  My desk is really boring this week as the last few days I've been ill, by Sunday evening I felt awful, shaking, dizzy etc, I know you must think I'm a hypochrondriac and believe me I started believing it myself lol, and finally my OH made me see a doctor on Monday and yep I have a severe infection of the throat, sinuses, ears and its started on my chest.  He reckoned that the virus that started the tinnitus was actually bacterial which has spread all over, to be honest I thought I'd be kept there as I was shaking etc but luckily I'm home with huge antibiotics which for the first time today I feel like I'm healing.
I wasn't going to contribute today as I felt like I was being boring, and complaining but I'm sorry I couldn't stay away I really wanted share with everyone else.
My desk is a bit boring, all I've done for the last couple of days is sat at my craft desk sorting out buttons and beads, I'm not sure I was capable of anything else lol. 

On Saturday before I deteriorated I did do some flowers in a vase for my mates birthday, I'm not adding it to any challenges as the idea was from Craft Stamper magazine, January 2011 by Katy Fox, so I didn't think it was fair to enter any challenges with it.
Thank you so much for sharing with me this week and here's to lots more crafting this next week lol.  Thank you so much as well to wonderful comments, I haven't managed to return all the comments I got this week so I'm sorry.
Kerry xxx

Sunday 6 November 2011

Gingersnap Creations - Alcohol inks

Hi, over at Gingersnap Creations blog the challenge is alcohol inks.  I decided to give the acetate/tissue backing paper a go, where you add crystal lacquer, alcohol inks and I also added mica powders and glitter to the acetate than put tissue paper over it and let it dry.  I'm late as it took almost 24hours to dry but looks fab, hope you get to see it as the pic has just been taken and the light isn't brilliant.
I stamped some leaves onto it and cut them out and also the saying was stamped onto the acetate as well.
Thanks for sharing.  Kezzy xxx

Alcohol inks - Ranger (pesto, raisin and rust)
Mica Powders - Cosmic Shimmers (copper and golden pear)
Ribbon and string
Glitter - copper
Tissue Paper
Crystal Lacquer
Stamps - Sheena Douglas A Little Bit Sketchy
Inka Gold - Gold

Friday 4 November 2011

Less is more - Stars

Hi, over at Less is More blog the challenge this week is stars.  I really struggled with this one and yesterday evening spent 4 hours producing nothing that looked right, so tonight I had another go, the only problem is I thought I had until 10pm and I have just looked and it finishes in 15mins, so here's a quick post lol late again.

Thanks for sharing. Kezzy xxx

Stamps- whimsy holiday ticket sentiments
Twine - ribbon girl
Papers - Bobunny (tis the season carol), Cosmo Cricket (farmers market), Authentique (wonder)
Kraft card - woodware ribbed
Inkpad - Archival jet black

Thursday 3 November 2011

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything goes

Hi, this week over at Papertake Weekly Blog the challenge is anything goes and this month the little bit extra if you want is a bit of sparkle and bling.  I needed to do a birthday card this month for my cousin, she is a few years older than me, but even though in her 40's she is barmy.  I normally buy a card as I never knew what to do, but this time I decided to go for something funny ...............

And I just had to add some stars for the bit of bling, details of recipe below.  Thanks for sharing.  Kezzy xxx

Spellbinders - classic scallop edgibilities, picot edge circles and standard circles large.
Sizzix - Tim Holtz - typeset and mini rosettes.
Go Kreate - XXL frame frilly #2
Stamps - Creative Expressions ( murray and ethal 1)
Papers - My Mind's Eye ( ooh la la beautiful morning)
Letraset - Promarkers (cerise, lime green, lime zest, pastel blue, blossom, blush, dusky pink, walnut, terracotta, tan) and Flexmarkers ( blue grey 1 and shocking pink)

Wednesday 2 November 2011


Hi to you all, today is Wednesday and I would say is the most exciting day of the week were we all like to share our crafty desks, this fantastic day is hosted by Julia, so why don't you pop over and join in. I'm afraid I didn't get around alot of crafters last week, one day it was Wednesday and the next 'oops' Wednesday again.  I have done crafting this week, been busy with dad's clock (posted on Monday), the Halloween candy (posted yesterday) and a birthday card (not posted yet), so quite a busy weekend crafting which I had finished all I had to do by yesterday evening, so I spent the evening cleaning up and getting ready for my next crafty project ( can't decide which one see below and would like to ask you all for some ideas lol), so pic of one tidy desk, then the desk again with a giveaway I have won, and a pic of crafty projects to start, so here goes ...... tidy desk ..........

I have won so many giveaways this last 6 weeks (12 to be exact) I have been so lucky.  One of the wins was stamps and beautiful sheets from Lili of the Valley and some gorgeous beads from a bead shop .......
My other desk (were bits tend to get dumped lol) are my crafty projects I want to start, but not sure which to start.  The vase and the glass pebbles are for my mates birthday, I would like to do some paper flowers and I'm thinking of decorating a candle for my sister.  My new distress inks I pre-ordered ages ago, which arrived this week, more giveaways - rose brads, more beads and candy which look like brads.  I have some polystyrene decorations but can't decide what to do, I have seen sequins and pins (hence the sequins out) but I would like to do something different but not sure what to do, so hoping for some ideas from everyone, so if you have an idea that could help me please please comment or email and let me know.
Hope you all have a fantastic crafty week, also I would like to say thank you for some lovely comments everyone is leaving me, I really do appreciate it and make sure I visit back, only problem this week I'm very very late lol.  Thank you for all the new followers, each follower I have, gives me such a lovely happy feeling and is really starting to give me confidence in my craft which is such a special feeling so a big thank you.
Thanks for sharing. Kezzy xxx

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Crazy 4 Challenges - Candy

Hi, this week over at Crazy 4 Challenges the challenge is candy/sweet, I decided to take it literally and made some Halloween sweet packs for my son and his mates who were off to the cinemas yesterday on Halloween as they had an inset day at school.
The only problem was, the kids persuaded me to make them for Halloween trick or treaters hence ........

Thanks for sharing. Kezzy xxx

Patterned papers - Moxxi (midnight dreary - feelin' vine and tomb it may concern)
Scrap orange and black card
Stamps - Tim Holtz (mini halloween stamps)
Inkpads - Archival (jet black)