Friday 30 March 2012

Random acts and Colour Challenge

Hi all, just popping on to show a card that I have done for the following challenges but not yet popped on my blog and they run out later oops.  Random Acts of Creativity has a sketch and Colour Challenge has an inspiration picture both below.

Random Acts

Colour Challenge

Right I need to rush off as I'm having a DT card that is late but won't go together for me doh!!!  Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Stampin' Up - Cardstock and inkpads - tangerine tango, melon mambo, daffodil delight
Stampin' Up - Stamps - tiny tags, posy punch
Dies and punches - Spellbinders (edgeabilities classic scallop), Xcut (flower), Sizzix (mini hearts, stars, tags)
Embossing - Sizzix Stampin' Up (square lattice), Creative Expressions (couture creations intrinsic)
Gems and ribbon
Wow clear embossing powder

Thursday 29 March 2012

Mojo Monthly and Gingersnap twinchie swap

Hi all, this month over at Mojo Monthly the challenge this month was vintage, now I haven't really done vintage before and this month I did a vintage swap which I also wanted to add to mojo monthly but I enjoyed it so much I had a go at doing a vintage canvas so now I am able to put both through.  The swap was done with UK members of Gingersnap Creations, it was the first time I had ever done a twinchie, I hadn't ever done an inchie lol. So tonight I'm showing the canvas first than the twinchies and the swaps I received back.

I based my canvas on corsets and how they have been in fashion through the centuries, I really enjoyed doing this, but it did take a few days to complete and it doesn't look anything like I had in mind in the beginning.  I painted the canvas first with fresco paint, then stamped then painted with water down fresco paint.  I had seen somewhere the bird cage used as a skirt but where I don't know, I think it could have been when I was artsycrafts but I feel awful that I can't give credit to who gave me the inspiration.  Below are some close ups and at the end of the most is a material list.

The second project are the twinchies, I'm afraid I can't find where I put the material list for the ones I did oops, I used stampboard, then stamped with versamark, coloured with distress inks and then embellished with  crafty individuals glossy paper sheets (life's journey 1) and some TH fragments.  Below are the twinchies that I did for the swap .....................

And below are the stunning swaps I received, I have also added there blogs underneath.

I shall go top left to right, and then below left to right. Suze Bain, Annette GoatlyLaura LiddellAlexa Noble,    ValeriePetra.

Right such a long post but I'm ultra happy with my vintage month and even prouder of myself that I have done a creation that I think is worthy of mojo monthly.  Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Recipe for Canvas
Paints - Paperartsy Fresco Finish (vintage lace) also second coating was mixed with moon shadow (below)
Sprays - Stampman (moon shadow burnished brass)
Letraset Safmat for printed labels
Masks - Tando (harlequin), Creative Expressions (special touch polka dots), Crafters Workshop (mini cosmic bubbles), Tim Holtz (timeworks)
Stamps - Tim Holtz (haberdashery), Creative Expressions (vintage sewing), Paperartsy (backgrounds)
Metal -  Walnut Hollow (copper)
Embossing folder - Creative Expressions (intrinsic couture creations)
Distress Inkpads - antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo
Alcohol inks - adirondack rust and raisin
Patterned Paper - Tim Holtz (lost & found)
Tim Holtz Alphaparts
Dies - Sizzix Tim Holtz (scallop on the edge, heartwings, sewing room, caged bird)
Tim Holtz tissue tape calendar
Crafty Individuals love letters glossy sheet with Tim Holtz fragments
Alot of Tim Holtz embellishments
I can't remember the rest oops xxx

Wednesday 28 March 2012


Hi all, again it's Wednesday and again I'm late lol, oops and a big sorry to Julia as I think I forgot to put the link on last week, if your wondering what I'm on with, trust me it's not sun stroke!!! it's Wednesday which means lots of crafters getting together to show our creative desks, so pop on over to Julia's Blog and join in with the fun.  This week I shall show pics and comment as I go along to make it quick as I have a project I want to get finished tonight for my second vintage project for mojo monthly.

A big thank you to Julia, look what I got, can't wait
to wear it when I'm away at the artsycraft event
for a whole weekend (as you can see I'm super excited lol)

Look what I got (bet your getting fed up of that lol, I was 
having a look at Annie's and Jo's shop Sisters Crafty Creations
and fell in love with there crafty thingy thing (not sure what's it called lol)
and I asked if there were any other colours, they asked what type,
I sent a pic, and they took the time to find the 
material and look it's gorgeous another pic below

Isn't the material yummy, I have always wanted something made in this fabric and the
pink lining matches perfect.  It's destined to live downstairs as I'm trying to learn
crochet, but it's visiting the craft room at the moment so I can stare at it lol

Dumping desk, as you can see, it can get quite messy when I'm in 
project mode, mind you I did tidy some half way through lol,
notice sweets at back yummy 

Almost finishing my project, I have been going through Lin's blog who
also does the artsycrafts event and I have it on my phone, I've gone
back two years now, I'm so inspired by her work so it will
be a privilege to be able to be taught by her, her blog
gave me the idea of using metal for the corset below
but I haven't the tools so I am using my parchment craft tools.

Right I shall be off, my OH has just made tea which is salad in this 21 degrees weather in March UK!!  Hope you have a fantastic crafty week. Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Sunday 25 March 2012

Papertake Weekly - Bingo

Hi all, just popped on to enter a card I finished yesterday, to Papertake Weekly, who's challenge this week is bingo (details below).  I fancied doing a bold bright card, but also something quite easy and this is what I had a go at (a small card that I don't normally do lol)

I used gems, die cuts and flowers on the bingo - oops need to show lol

 That's better, you can see I took the top line, gems on the bird and in the flowers, flowers 2 by paper and one felt and die cuts I used spellbinders scalloped and standard ovals and the flowers were used with a marianne creatable die.  Right I'm off to carry on enjoying this beautiful evening, the sun is pouring into my craft room (on first floor), so bright I had to close the curtains and put light on to take the picture lol.  Hope you enjoy the last evening of the weekend (seems us in the UK loose an hour today!!!).  Thanks for looking:-)
Kezzy xxx

Patterned paper - October Afternoon (sidewalks)
Dies - Spellbinders (scalloped and classic ovals), Marianne Creatable (LR0162)
Cardstock - Red Bazzill
Ribbon - Spotty from stash, Trim (Ribbon Girl), Twine (Creative Expressions)
Stamps - Maya Road (bird and cage), Creative Expressions (birds - sentiment)
Archival jet black inkpad
Felt, buttons and heart gem from stash
Quixotic Paperie - gems in flowers (100 for 90p)
Woodware - mini flower punch

Saturday 24 March 2012

2 Sisters Challenge Blog and I Love Promarkers

Hi all, wow the weekend has seemed to come really quick this week, which means it's time for a new challenge over at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog and this week the challenge is Spring is in the air and our sponsors are The Crafting Boutique(images used on my card) and The Digi Garden. Also over at I Love Promarkers the challenge this week is Use 3 different patterned papers.  Over here in the UK we are having some gorgeous weather so I am rather enjoying using oranges, yellows and greens at the moment.

For this card I used an image from 'The Crafting Boutique', how cute is the bunny and I couldn't help myself but to colour him in orange lol.  I am really trying to practise with my promarkers with blending and think I'm slowly getting there, colours I used are below.  Thank you for looking, hope you all have a fantastic
weekend:-) Kezzy xxx

Image - The Crafting Boutique (basket bunny)
Dies and punches - Spellbinders (labels 15, standard square, fleur de lis square), Martha Stewart (garden trellis), Sizzix (framabilities - hero arts 657775)
Stamps - Hero Arts (flower 657775), Inca Stamp (sentiment), Artistic Stamper (spots)
Inkpads - Adirondack (sunset orange and lettuce)
Patterned papers - Creative Imaginations (Christine Adolph), My Mind's Eye (Bloom & Grow 2 papers used)
Craftwork cards - candi
Ribbon stash
Colouring - Promarkers (pumpkin, apricot, rose pink, blossom, raw sienna, burnt sienna), Flexmarkers (blue grey 3)

Wednesday 21 March 2012


Hi all, happy woyww :-), wow I'm really late this evening lol.  I haven't got much to show or alot to say so I shall get on with the pics lol, it's too late for rambling on lol lol.

Dump desk, piled high with some of my 6by6 paper pads as I'm
looking for some spring colours for my DT work planning to do this evening 
(or tomorrow at this rate lol)

As you can see, I'm between projects, I've had a few evenings faffing and not doing
anything so now I really need to sort Saturdays DT card Doh!
On the left side is left over bits from last week that I want to put away and a pack
of ribbons I have won from a giveaway from Craft Stamper, on the right
hand side are some new papers from Stampin Up, a large K&Co 12by12 papers that I got on offer, 
two new 8by8 paper pads from October afternoon (as you can see I really
love my papers, you should see my large box of 12by12 files full of papers!!!)
and I bought from the card factory today so chicks for 99p, some shreaded tissue 99p
and some chocolate moulds for 99p which also includes a large one that I have
put in kitchen, this one I'm planning on trying UTEE (hoping it won't melt) and fimo
to make some easter embellishments for my cards.

Right, I'm off, thank you all for last weeks lovely comments, I didn't get around as many as I would have liked last week, but hopefully will get to you this week lol.  Have a fantastic week of creativity. Thanks for looking (or like me I like a good nosy hence why I don't get around everyone lol) Kerry xxx

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Wednesday showcase

Hi all, sorry I'm late today, it's Wednesday which means over at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog the DT are showing more inspiration for our current challenge which is spots and dots.

I have used an image from our current sponsor this week which is Meijens and I used soda for two.  Right I'm off to to my woyww post lol.  Thank you for looking :-) Kezzy x

Image - Meijens (soda for two)
Embossing - Cuttlebug (spots)
Cardstock - Bazzill
Dies - Spellbinders (labels 9)
Inkpad - Adirondack (purple twilight)
Stamps - Woodware (icecream parfait sentiment)
Eyelet, ribbon and gem from stash
Colouring - Promarkers (orchid, amethyst), Flexmarkers (anitque white, cloud blue, blue grey 2)

Tuesday 20 March 2012

Try Stampin' on Tuesday

Hi all, late last night while blogging I came accross the challenge blog Try Stampin' on Tuesday who's challenge this week is a sketch (shown below), the challenge finishes in 2 hours but I really wanted a go as I am in a virtual Stampin' Up party which means I spend so much a month on products, I'm not sure if this challenge is completely stampin up but I used those products anyway.  I really enjoyed this morning having a play before working but it went slightly wrong on the ribbon, noticed when I took pics, I tried taking the ribbon off but it's ruined the card slightly, not sure if I can save it but at least I have a pic even though the ribbons is wonky lol.


My card

Try to ignore wonky striped ribbon maybe look sideways lol                                                           

I really enjoyed playing with my new bits (details below) and also some embossing which I love and I even managed to make a ribbon rose (first one), really relaxing with no pressure (oops apart from the challenge was about to run out lol).
Thank you for looking, have a fab day :-) Kezzy xxx

Cardstock, small dotty ribbon, and inkpad = Stampin Up (rich razzleberry)
Stamps - Stampin Up (borderlines, tiny tags and posy punch)
Ribbons - Stampin Up (grosgrain striped) and large black dotty (market)
Archival ink pad (jet black)
Black Embossing powder
Wow clear embossing powder

Monday 19 March 2012

Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog - Alter It

Hi all, hope all you mums had a fantastic Mother's Day and for everyone else hope you also had a fantastic crafty weekend.  I spent most of the weekend crafting yippee, some of it DT work but I also did my first altered frame.  I had bought a few frames from a charity shop for a £1 last year and haven't done anything with them, I really wanted to make mum something special as I really love her and decided to have a go at altering a frame.  I sanded the wooden frame, then painted the back and sides with dulux (last year a DIY shop near us closed and I got 14 pots at 50p each), then I slapped some modpodge on the front and stuck  down some patterned paper, then sanded lightly, then used paperartsy fresco white paint on the edges of the paper to give it a shabby chic look, then sanded again lol.  I wanted some embossing on it (I so love embossing) so I chose a crafty individuals stamp (details below), I really love this stamp for doing edging etc, I embossed using wow white, but I didn't have a suitable green so I mixed some wow clear with cosmic shimmer mica pigments and it came out gorgeous.  The end was making some mini roses using a MC die.
I would love to enter this into the Charisma Cardz who's challenge this week is Alter It.
I'm afraid the picture was a nightmare to take as I kept reflecting off it and I only finished the frame an hour before seeing mum so I didn't have much time to faff about lol lol.

Hope you all have a nice evening.  Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Paint - Dulux (putting green tester pot), Paperartsy (fresco snowflake)
Paper - Anna Griffin
Dies - Spellbinders (foliage), Marianne Creatables (LR0162)
Inkpads - Versamark
Embossing powder -Wow (white) and Wow clear mixed with Cosmic Shimmer golden apple mica pigment
Stamps - Crafty Individuals (CI235)

Saturday 17 March 2012

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Spots and Dots and Digi Doodle Challenge - People

Hi all, It's Saturday so it's time for my DT card for 2 Sisters Challenge Blog and the challenge this week is Spots and Dots and our sponsor is Mejiens,  also the challenge over at Digi Doodle Shop is people so I shall be entering the below card, we were given images from the sponsor and I used cowboy, I really enjoyed using this image.

Hope you all have a fantastic crafty weekend, I am working on a frame for my mum today and tomorrow I have asked for a day of crafting lol.  Thank you for looking :-)  Kezzy xxx

Image - Mejiens (rodeo+boy)
Patterned paper - My Minds Eye (funday happy days and everyday fun)
Dies, Punches and Embossing - Cuttlebug (spots embossing folder), Spellbinders (labels 12), Fiskars (star punch)
Stamps - Banana Frog (delouisville alphabet)
Distress ink - tea dye
Colouring - Promarkers (cinnamon, henna, cocoa, vanilla, blush, pastel pink, cool grey 4, silver) Triamarkers (CG01), Flexmarkers (auburn, saddle brown, rosewood)

Thursday 15 March 2012

Totally Gorjuss Challenge - Anything with a button

Hi all, back again lol, great to be able to craft and blog lol.  Over at Totally Gorjuss the challenge this week is anything goes with a button, I love buttons and I would hate to count them as I have so many so when I found this site I just knew I had to have a go.  I had a go at a shaped card using spellbinders grand circle and scallop and really loved how it turned out so maybe I'm going to end up blogging more circles lol. I also handmade the felt flower which I was super impressed with, to get the shape I used those sewing scissors with jiggy jaggy (Oh my I'm really sorry to those who sew and know the name lol), I have a pair for cutting material (I only use fabric for cards or sew on cards lol) and I have a pair for paper they cut so beautifully.

If anybody wants to know how to do the flower just comment and I shall blog about it, mind you I'm sure everyone knows how to do a rolled flower now, I'm just slightly late lol.  Thank you for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Dies - Spellbinders (grand circles, grand scallop circles, labels 13, edgeabilities classic petal and classic triple scallop)
Inkpad - Memento (tuxedo black), Distress inks (spun sugar, worn lipstick)
Patterned papers - My Minds Eye (ooh la la summer days)
Image - C.C Designs (puppy kiki)
Decoart glamour dust
Colouring - Promarkers (hair - vanilla, pastel yellow, terricotta, dog - tan, cinnamon, burnt sienna, Skin - vanilla, blush, pastel pink, clothes - salmon pink, antique pink, leaf green, apple)  Flexmarkers (blue grey 3)
Other - Ribbon, embroidery thread, buttons, felt

Wednesday 14 March 2012

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Wednesday showcase and I love Promarkers

Hi all, I'm back again showing a new card for the current 2 Sisters challenge this week which is Spring, I used another digi stamp from Digi Doodle Shop (Bee Happy). I am also entering this card into the I love Promarkers challenge blog, I can't believe I have found a promarker challenge blog as I used letraset all the time so it's great to be able to enter into their challenges :-), promarkers I have used are shown in the recipe below.

Thank you for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Image - Digi Doodle Shop
Dies - Go Kreate (xxl frilly #2), Spellbinders (grand scallop, circle standard, labels 4 standard and small, edgeabillities classic ric rac)
Papers - My Minds Eye (ooh la la get in line)
Creative Expressions cloud mask
Adirondack aqua inkpad
Googly eyes and decoart glamour dust
Colouring - Promarkers (cool grey 4 and 5, canary, tulip yellow, marsh green, pear green, ginger, spice), Flexmarkers (blue grey 3), Tria markers (CG01)


Hi all, hope all is well, can't believe that another week has flown by, I still can't believe that were half way through March.  I shall keep it brief, my desks are full of bits and bobs I'm in the middle off.  Last night I was playing with masking tape making a backing, then I played with UTEE, but not liking it, so I think I shall forget that for a moment lol.  Last night my lovely OH who I love so so much sent me an email, are you ready for it the full weekend away at Arstycrafts, wow wow wow I'm so excited and I'm hoping to buy one of the badges of Julia so I can wear my woyww badge with pride, can't wait to see you there with yours lol.  If your wondering what I'm harping on about fly on over to Julia's blog and have a good nosy around everyones crafty desks, I'm terrible if I see something I like I have the picture enlarged wondering were they might have got the product from lol lol.  My desks ...................

Dumping desk (looking too make some vintage jewellery)
Pink bits underneath is a card almost done, think I need to retrieve it
it's amazing when you look at your own pics and notice things! lol

Think the masking background is flying of to the 
big green recycling bag which is on the floor.
My heat tools, I need another slow one as the purple one,
has melted, I tried heating UTEE in a foil apple pie thingy
and I'm afraid the heat reflected and melted my gun :-(
I have a melt art thingy now (wow so many thingys lol)

Thats all from me, hope  you have a fab crafty week, thanks for looking. :-) Kezzy xxx

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Just Add Ink - Colour

Hi all, I can't believe how long it has been since I entered a challenge at Just Add Ink, I think it's because of how this year has been a bit challenging in itself lol with Shannon and her coeliac diagnosis, my back and works audit, it's just got all  too much, but now it's great to start really entering challenges again and of course I had to come back to Just Add Ink as I really really love every one of there challenges.  So this week it's a colour challenge, now I have been on a virtual stampin up thingy where I buy so much a month, so it was fantastic to have these colours in cardstock, the colours are: - 

And my contribution

I have also popped this card on the shop blog at That Craft Place, where I am on the DT and this is a new blog so I would really appreciate if you would pop on over sometime and have a look and maybe become a follower, we also have a challenge blog  here where the challenge this month is anything goes, normally it would be fortnightly but as we don't really start until 1st April but we the new DT wanted to start a little earlier lol.
Right I'm sorry to all at Just Add Ink for taking the opportunity on saying the above, but this is such a big thing for me and my first real responsibility as I get to also choose challenges.  I can't believe how lucky I have been, I got on my first DT over at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog and then the above, if you could see me at the moment I have a huge smile talking about it lol.
Thank you for looking (if you continued this far lol) :-) Kezzy xxx

Cardstock - Stampin Up (pool party, island indigo, whisper white, early espresso)
Ink - Colorbox (dark brown chalk ink, teal pigment ink), Versamagic (sea breeze)
Stamps - Crafty Individuals (CI-185), Stampin Up (tiny tags)
Embossing powder Sheena Wow clear
Dies and punches - Marianne (LR0163), Fiskars (scallop punch)

Saturday 10 March 2012

2 Sisters Challenge Blog and Digi Doodle Challenge Blog

Hi all, it's Saturday and time to show my DT card for the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog and the challenge this week is Spring, and we are being sponsored by Digi Doodle and Inked Treasures. I am also entering my card into the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge Blog which the challenge is Animals.  I have bought from Digi Doodle before and while buying one for my DT piece on Wednesday I found they had a challenge blog so I was mega chuffed.  SPRING, bright colours with promises of summer 'sigh', anyway we were given an image from Digi Doodle for this weeks card and I have used springtime bunnies hence I am able to enter my card into the shop challenge being Animals.  My card went a bit wrong on the colouring stage, I steer away from animals as I haven't tried colouring them in with promarkers or waterpaints, I get scared from the texture of fur, what a nightmare, I haven't a clue what I was doing, but my bunnies started off light brown and fluffy (in my head) and ended up after 8 applications of colour to a dark grey, I was trying to add fur texture but ended up with bunnies with measles hence the cover up lol.

As you can see very dark scary bunnies lol.  Thank you for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Image - Digi Doodle Shop (springtime bunnies)
Dies - Spellbinders (Grand labels 1, classic squares,  lacey squares, edgeabilities classic scallop)
Stamps - Joanna Sheen (house mouse daffodil spring - sentiment)
Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye (bloom & grow)
Inkpads - Ranger TH Distress ink (dried marigold and crushed olive), Adirondack (sunset orange, lettuce)
Colouring - Promarkers (cocktail pink, blender, marsh green, pear green, pumpkin, mustard, tulip yellow, holly, pine) Flexmarkers (blue grey 1, 2, 3, 4), Triamarkers (CG01)

Wednesday 7 March 2012


Hi all woywwer's, I shall first say a big thank you to all your support and comments this week and a big sorry that I haven't managed to get back to you all.  The Ofsted Audit was huge and my part has only just finished I really thought it would be just one day, but no they go through everything for 3 whole terms all paper and financial work.  The financial bit is all done so I can breathe but I feel so sorry for the others who still have a couple of weeks to finish.  My desk is full of mess lol, I had swaps that I had to finish that I thought I had time to do until all the audit stuff popped up, so between everything I have been doing bits of crafting as well.  They went off earlier today (Tuesday) but spent the rest of today working as everything is now behind, I have just finished for the day and it's 10.10pm, so I have took pics and scheduling this.  By the end of the week all should be back to normal, I actually work part time!!! so when I catch up I can have some days off to make up for the hours I have done, so lots and lots and lots of crafty play lol.
Before I go I shall quickly tell you this, the other day when I was in the office a employee came to me, and asked me what lol was, I thought she made of heard it from a child, but I found out that when I signed her wage book I also put lol, she asked me if I agreed to what she was asking DOH!!! I meant to put yes but ended up putting lol, she saw the funny side of it, she knew what it meant but was teasing me, I was mortified.

Dumping Desk!!!

Crafting Desk

Dumping Desk  Floor

If you would like to see some fab desks pop over to Julia's Blog and have a look through so amazing crafty desks.  Thank you all again for your support.  Have a fantastic crafty week. Hugs Kezzy :-) xxx

Saturday 3 March 2012

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments

Hi all, it's Saturday and over at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog the challenge this week is 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments and this week we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps.  This week had been busy for me so I hadn't much time to do my card, so I did a simple card with the image delphinium that we were provided with.

I printed the image onto patterned paper (which I'm cheating slightly and not counting lol) and coloured them with whisper brush pens, the problem was the paper had a slight coating so it gave a washy type feel so I went with it and distressed around the oval and added water and pen in the same colours.  The rest was 2 patterned papers simply cut, ribbon and 3 gems on the right side.  I haven't put a sentiment on as I'm not sure if I will use it as a thank you or a hello how you doing type of card.
Why don't you pop on over to the challenge blog and see what the other DT been up too and then have a go at the challenge.
Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Woodware cardstock
Prima Reflections patterned paper
Ribbon from Sam Poole's online shop (gorgeous soft ribbon)
Gems from Quixotic Paperie  (100 for 90p bargain, all in same colour and loads to choose from)
Colouring - Whispers Brush Pens
Dies - Spellbinders oval