Sunday 29 April 2012

That Craft Place - One for the boys and Digital Tuesday - Winter Blues

Hi all, it's time for our fortnightly challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog and the challenge for the next two weeks is One for the Boys and we are being sponsored by Crafters Companion.  I find boys cards quite difficult so this next two weeks will be a challenge for me as the DT post inspirations over at That Craft Place Shop Blog so I shall be having a go at some boy themes.  I have used a Kenny K digi stamp, the shop sells Kenny K rubber which I prefer but I didn't have this one so I decided to buy it digi and go large lol.  I have also used stamps from Indigo Blu and Creative Expressions, the alphabet stamps are banana frog which have now closed.  I am also entering my card over at digital Tuesday challenge blog and there challenge this week is Winter Blues, use blue or wintery theme.

Lots of distressing, black distress ink to add a bit of grunge around the edges, chipboard and grunge card alphas/numbers and arrows covered and inked and lots of splats from the indigo blu stamp.  Right I better go, I'm off to watch telly, doing the post Saturday evening or I will never get to the computer in the morning with Brad (who the card is for) wanting all his pressies.  Hope you have a fab sunday.
Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxxx

Image - Kenny K (teen idol)
Stamps - Indigo Blu, Inkadinkado, banana frog, Creative Expressions (journal month)
Patterned Paper - Bo Bunny (paradise surf and paradise sunset back to basics side)
Inkpads - Ranger TH Distress (faded jeans), Archival (jet black and monarch orange)
Chipboard from Stampin Up and Ranger TH grunge card alphas/numbers and arrows
Colouring - Promarkers (powder blue, denim blue, cool grey 3,4,5, blush, vanilla, ivory, dusky pink, cinnamon, cocoa, burnt sienna, ginger, spice, burnt orange and orange) Flexmarkers (antique white, blue grey 3), Triamarkers (CG01)

Saturday 28 April 2012

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - black, white & colour and Ooh La La - bright and bold

Hi all, I'm a bit late this evening I have spent most of the crafting my son a card for his 13th tomorrow which I will show on here tomorrow.  It's Saturday meaning that the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog has a new challenge, this week it's Black, White and a touch of one colour and we are being sponsored by The Digi Garden. I'm also entering my card into the Ooh La La Challenge Blog and the challenge is Bright and Bold.  I found these challenges quite hard, I'm more of a soft not a bold black and red lol.

I used an image from The Digi Garden called Lucy.  The spotty paper is actually black and white but I coloured the dots red.  I used the white co-ordinations and embossed so you can see the black.  Right I shall be off, hope you have a fantastic crafty weekend.  I shall be back tomorrow for the challenge over at That Craft Place. Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Image - The Digi Garden (lucy)
Dies and Embossing - Spellbinders (curved rectangles), Sizzix (photo corners), Creative Expressions (couture creations intrinsic)
Stamps - Stampin Up (tiny tags)
Patterned Paper - October Afternoon (thrift shop) and the black and white flower is quite old so I can't remember lol.
Inkpads - Archival (jet black and crimson)
Colouring - Promarkers (berry red, cool grey 3,4,5, vanilla, blush, pale pink) Flexmarker (blue grey 3), Triamarker (CG01)

Thursday 26 April 2012

Passion for Promarkers - Cut it out and CES Challenge Blog - Button it

Hi all, at last I have finished my ice cream card, do you sometimes have an idea, start a card and suddenly it takes a week to make as your not sure it you like it?  Yep that's this card lol.  I have done it for the That Craft Place Shop Blog, to give inspiration for our current challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog which is Anything but a square or rectangle.  I also wanted to enter my card into two challenges - Passion for Promarkers the challenge being cut it out and over at CES Challenges where the challenge is Button it - use more than one button.

So the not so sure card lol.  I quite like the felt circles and that I sewed swirls on them (well the best that my sewing ability can be lol)  then threaded each bead.  The cone is just embossed with the hoogie board.  Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Stamps - Molly Bloom (ice cream) and Woodware (ice cream parfait sentiment)
Dies - Spellbinders (standard circle), Provocraft (tags), Joy Crafts (border)
Inkpads - Memento (tuxedo black), Archival (jet black)
Patterned paper - Websters pages (free with magazine, western romance & all about you)
Bazzill cardstock
Colouring - Promarkers (vanilla, cocoa, caramel, cinnamon, ivory, apricot, oatmeal, burnt sienna, mango, peach, tulip yellow, mustard, cocktail pink, pale pink, sandstone), Flexmarkers (light fawn, cappuccino, blue grey 3)

Wednesday 25 April 2012


Hi all, what a horrible wet, windy, nasty cold day, it's bad when all you want is stew, sofa and a blanket when May is a week away :-(.  Ok got that out feel better now lol.  Its Wednesday and that means WOYWWW which is hosted by Julia, pop on over and enter so we can see your crafty space :-).  Thank you all for your help with colouring, I got some great tips.  I also contacted Letraset and they were very helpful, they sent me an excel document which tells me the numbers in triamarkers that promarkers and flexmarkers are, which will allow me to buy the triamarker which is in between colours, just like the copic ciao and buy the more expensive copics in between. :-)
This weekend I got fed up of my dumping floor and desk as I wanted somewhere to put the sewing machine out, I did consider getting another table out, but if I kept doing that, my craft room would be an assult course!!!
The next two pics are of the clean desk (Monday pic) and the clean floor todays pic.

Still need some sorting :-)

Wednesday morning, still not too bad lol

Last nights card and bits upper right, card I'm doing
now, beads for top icecream, and my 
new compendium curiosities 2
which I haven't looked at yet and I have had it
two days!!!!

Just ordered the new spring distress ink pads, they look fab.  Right I should go, I'm hoping to post another one tonight if I can get the ice cream card done lol.  Hope you have a fantastic crafty week.
Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Showcase and Raise the Bar - clouds

Hi all, just popping on to show my DT card for 2 Sisters Challenge Blog Wednesday showcase for the current challenge of Use a Digi, which is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish stamps, the image I used was Love Ewe.  I actually stamped the flowers on the sheep to match the patterned paper :-).  I am also entering my card to Raise the Bar Challenge Blog as there challenge is clouds.  I used my special touch mask for the clouds, I really love the mask, it's fantastic to be able to do clouds easily.

Right I better be off as I need to nip off to work to pick some bits up.  I shall be back shortly with my woyww post :-).  Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Image - Robyns Fetish Digi Stamps (love ewe)
Patterned paper - Docrafts (honey & hugs)
Rub on's and stickers by docrafts honey & hugs
Twine - free with this months simpley cards and papercraft magazine!!!
Dies - Spellbinders (classic ovals, scallop ovals, fleur de lis border), Provocraft (tags)
Creative Expressions Special Touch Masks (clouds)
Inkpads - Adirondack (aqua), Memento (tuxedo black)
Stamps - Woodware (owls used little flowers on sheep)
Colouring - Promarkers (pear green, baby pink, rose pink, cool grey 2, 3 and 4, marsh green) Flexmarkers (blue grey 3, dolphin blue, antique white), Triamarkers (CG01)

Sunday 22 April 2012

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Use a Digi and Craft us Crazy - Flowers

Hi all, I am so late posting my DT card, I'm afraid the challenge blog had blogger problems and didn't post, so I couldn't yesterday, then today I forgot oops.  So over at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog the challenge this week is Use a Digi and we are being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish and Di's Digis.  I am also entering my card to the Craft us Crazy Challenge Blog and the challenge is Mother's Day and/or Flowers.  The image I used was from Robyn's Fetish - Heloise Garden Gal.

Right I better go, I'm so behind.  Basically on Friday I was finishing off a card to put on That Craft Place Shop Blog to give some inspiration for our current challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog which is anything but a square or rectangle, I wanted to do some sewing but I couldn't find a space for my sewing machine among all the dumping of stamps etc, so I have spent the whole weekend sorting so very very behind lol. Mind you it means I shall be posting nearly everyday this week!!! so keep an eye out!!!
Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Image - Robyns Fetish (heloise garden gal)
Patterned Paper - K&Co (sweet nector)
Dies - Spellbinders (curved rectangles, nested pennants, classic scallop edge, classic ric ric) MC (LR0206)
Stamps - Stampin Up (happiest birthday wishes)
Archival jet black inkpad
Colouring - Promarkers (denim blue, powder blue, cool grey 4, blush, vanilla, tulip yellow, cocktail pink, carmine, magenta, mustard, marsh green, pear green, cocoa, caramel, cinnamon) Triamarker (CG01)

Wednesday 18 April 2012


Hi all, it's woyww and I'm late again, want to show your desk, wondering what the hype is about then pop on over to Julia's brilliant blog who brings us crafter's together. I'm late as I have spent this evening baking cupcakes with the kids, this is our first time we tried gluten free, all I can say is that, we didn't quite expect them to rise as much has they did, it looked like something from the horror film blog, trying to escape through the oven door!!!!  My desk hasn't changed much, just more bits on bobs on dumping desk and a pile of images I need to colour for various cards I need to do.  I'm trying to take my colouring further, now I am a promarker, flexmarker girl, I also have a tria marker which is a darker grey to do black hair.  I can't decide if I'm using my colours wrong or there is a limit to promarkers but I feel that the colours are not close enough to get a good blend.  I don't really want to try starting from beginning to collect copics, but wondering if I should start getting a few, especially the skin tones.  Also I see some fantastic colouring artists on woyww using pencils as well, now I have the full set of Faber-Castell polychromos pencils (in pic) and not sure how they do it.  So I would love if any woyww'ers could give me some tips :-). Right pictures

In my frustration, I have dumped my yellows and oranges
to see if I can work out good blending.  Think I might
have to put them back and leave that for another day
after I see what woywwers say, and also
I really have to get these images coloured :-)

Stamps that I'm using, new ribbon still out and a pile
of card blanks that I have spent the last
few days doing, for some DT work.

Right that's my photos, not much done, but a lot to do so hopefully a lot to show over the next few days. Hope you all have a fantastic crafty week. Sorry it was a long post, shall be told off oops sorry. Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

2 Sisters Challenge Blog Wednesday Showcase and Paperplay Challenge Things With Wings

Hi ya, just popping on to show my DT card for the Showcase Wednesday over at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog, a little late as usual oops.  We are being sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop and the image I used is Fairy and Daisy. I'm also entering my image to Paperplay Challenge Blog and the challenge this week is things with wings.

Right I shall pop off to pop on again with my woyww post lol.  See you shortly.  Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Image - Digi Doodle Shop (fairy with daisy)
Dies and embossing - Go Kreate (frilly xxl), Spellbinders (label 12), Sizzix Tim Holtz (swirls)
Patterned Paper - Graphic 45 (once upon a time)
Stamps - Stampin Up (happiest birthday wishes)
Inkpads - Adirondack (pesto)
Colouring - Promarkers (peach, soft peach, pear green, marsh green, orange, burnt orange, tulip yellow, mustard, cinnamon, pastel pink, caramel, blush, vanilla, cocoa) Flexmarkers (blue grey 3)

Sunday 15 April 2012

That Craft Place Challenge - Anything but a square or rectangle and I love Promarkers - White on White

Hi all, today is my next contribution to That Craft Place Challenge Blog as a member of their new DT.  The challenge this fortnight is Anything but a square or rectangle how cool is that lol.  I am planning on doing some more inspiration over this fortnight for this challenge so keep a look out, also lots of inspiration will be posted on the Shop Blog where the DT can post lots of ideas. So my card is a circle card which is White on White as I am entering this card on the I Love Promarkers challenge blog.  I have never done a white on white, and I found it really really hard.

I used a greeting farm stamp, and lots of white card, white glitter card, white brads, white lace etc lol.  Now that Easter is over I shall be back posting as normal so keep a look out lol.  Thank you for looking :-)
Kezzy xxx

Stamps - The Greeting Farm (spotlight), Creative Expressions (button florals), Stampin Up (tiny tags)
Dies - Spellbinders (grand circle, grand scallop circle, rose creations, crown ovals, classic petal border, fanciful flights)
Inkpads - Archival (jet black), Memento (tuxedo black)
Colouring - Promarkers (pastel yellow, vanilla, rose pink, salmon pink, cornflower, blue pearl, blush, antique pink) Flexmarkers (nutmeg, blue grey 3 and 4)
Pearl brad, gems and lace from stash.

Saturday 14 April 2012

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Flowers and Digi Doodle Shop - Paper Lace

Hi all, just posting my DT card for the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog, the challenge this week is Flowers with a twist!!! the twist being the image you use must have at least one flower on it, and we are being sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop, there images are fantastic and I have bought and used  quite a few of there images.  I'm also going to enter my card into their Challenge Blog which is also weekly and you don't have to use there images, the challenge this week is Paper Lace.  I used a martha stewart punch for my paper lace, it was supposed to be wider but I went wrong hence the ribbon covering a bit up lol.  My image has lots of beautiful pansies hence more than 1 flower and the image is from Digi Doodle Shop.

Why don't you pop on over to both challenges and have a go.  Right better be off, having a bit of a crafty day, trying to sort bits out in there as well.  Hope you have a fantastic crafty weekend.  I will be back tomorrow with my That Craft Place Challenge Blog DT card. Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Image - Digi Doodle Shop (pansies)
Sentiment - Creative Expressions (vintage typewriter)
Archival jet black inkpad
Papers - was free from a magazine not sure which and when!!!
Dies - Spellbinders (grand circle and scallop circle), Provocraft (tags)
Colouring - Promarkers (tulip yellow, buttercup, cool grey 2, cool grey 4, amethyst, plum, orchid, purple, leaf green, grass, slate aubergine) Flexmarkers (blue grey 3)
Seem binding from stash
Martha Stewart punch

Thursday 12 April 2012

Crafts 4 Eternity - Bunnies/Chicks

Hi all, just popped on to enter the current challenge over at Crafts 4 Eternity, which is bunnies/chicks which runs out in a few hours oops.  I'm really behind this week think it's because of the bank holiday lol.

Right I better go and add it to the challenge before it's too late.  Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Stamps - C.C. Designs (spring has sprung)
Inkpads - Archival (jet black), Memento (tuxedo black)
Anita Ribbon
Dies - Spellbinders (labels 1, standard circles, triple scallop border), Provocraft (tags)
Papers - My Minds Eye (ooh la la)
Promarkers - burnt orange, pastel green, mint green, orange, mango, peach, soft peach, oatmeal)
Creative Expressions Twine (pastel)
Gems from stash, sentiment free from a magazine years ago!!!

WOYWW 149 Thursday Oops!!!!

Hi all, can't believe I forgot woyww, if your wondering what this means it's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday which is hosted by Julia, you all show your desks and share with each other, ok yep it's Thursday, I really am messed up with my days lol.  My working desk is full of DT projects so I can't show this but I have took a picture of my dumping desk, also (hopefully to get me to sort it out lol) I have shown you my dumping floor space which is full of stamps that need filing and ribbon.  Over the Easter period my OH has put some hooks on my stamp bookcase on either side (pic below) this is to hold some ribbons as you can see with the other picture that my jars are full, I have found a diecut from here which is a svg file for ribbon storage holders, you can also buy the jpeg and cut it out yourself if you haven't got a cutting machine.

Dumping desk (see the new ribbon!!!)

Dumping floor crying out to be sorted lol

Hooks for ribbon storage (on both sides of bookcase)

Ok I am addicted to ribbon lol

Right I better be off, hope you have a happy woyww crafting week.  Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Monday 9 April 2012

Happy Spring - C.R.A.F.T Challenge

Hi all, over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog the challenge this week is Easter/Spring.  I have done a Happy Spring Basket which was really fun to do.

Right I'm off to Pizza Hut!!!, the kids are back from their dads tomorrow so OH and I are off to grab a pizza, I love to go to Pizza Hut as a family, but now Shannon has been diagnosed with Coeliac she can't eat the pizza's there so we don't go as I feel it's not fair, so I'm off for a sneaky one lol.  If you would like to know how I did any of the above just leave a comment and I shall pop on the details, material list is below.  Hope you all have a fab day and thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Dies - Paperartsy (grunge flower #1, #2 and #3)
Stamps - Paperartsy (squiggly minis 8,10, background 6, swirls & curls 5 and words 4)
Inkpads - Archival (monarch orange), Versamark, Distress Ink Pads (shabby shutters, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, dried marigold)
Cardstock - Green Bazzill and My Minds Eye (bloom and grow)
Embossing - powders (orange and yellow), folders Sizzix Tim Holtz (checkerboard)
Button and thread - Stash

Sunday 8 April 2012

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Sketch and I Love Promarkers - springtime

Hi all, oops I was supposed to post my DT card yesterday but I'm enjoying some time with my OH while the kids are at their dads and I completely forgot doh!!!  So over at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog the challenge this week is a sketch (below) and we are being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps, and we were given images to use by them this week, I used this cute bunny and basket. Also I would like to enter this card into the I Love Promarkers challenge this week which is springtime.

Why don't you pop on over to the challenge blog and have a go and you will be in for a chance to win some Stitcy Bear Digi Stamps. Kids are back Tuesday and OH is back at work Wednesday so crafting and posting will be back to normal.  Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Image - Stitchy Bear Stamps (easter basket)
Patterned paper - My Minds Eye (ooh la la happy days), Bobunny (back to basics olivia moonlight), Creative Imaginations
Dies - Spellbinders (beaded squares, standard squares, ribbon tags trio)
Stamps - Joanna Sheen (house mouse spring sentiment)
Versamark pen and WOW Sheena white puff ultra high embossing powder
Colouring - Promarkers (apricot, ginger, pumpkin, tulip yellow, pastel yellow, cocoa, cinnamon, pastel pink, orchid, amethyst, marsh green, pear green) Flexmarkers (blue grey 3), Triamarkers (CG01)
Gems and ribbons - stash

Wednesday 4 April 2012


Hi all, I'm really late today so I shall be mega quick.  I haven't been doing any crafting over the last few days as the kids are off, and I have been spending some time with them before they went off to their dads last night for a weeks holiday.  Today my sister and I spent time colouring each others hairs and have a girly day which was really good, I'm the financial manager of her and her co-workers company and sometimes we forget to spend time as sisters instead of work colleagues so this was a rare occasion.  My OH has now took time off so we can spend some time together as well, so apart from my DT work I probably will only end up doing a few posts this next week.  So my workdesk is between projects, I also had a clean up on Sunday so one desk is empty!!!! and the other has a few ideas lurking about.  If you would like to see some fantastic desks than pop on over to Julia's Blog and have a real nosey lol.

Wow not seen my work in progress desk this clean for awhile lol.  Hope you all have a fantastic week, also enjoy a hopefully decent day weather wise on Easter Sunday.  Thank you for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Sunday 1 April 2012

That Craft Place Challenge - Spring and Crafts 4 Eternity - 3

Hi all, it seems to be a gorgeous day outside again but slightly cooler I guess April is known for it's showers lol.  As you probably know by now I'm on the That Craft Place Challenge Blog, it's a fortnightly challenge blog but also (all deets are on sidebar) Lisa the owner runs a shop (just opened in new premises yesterday) that is jam packed full of crafty yumminess, she also runs an online shop and has just started another blog showing inspiration from us the DT using stamps that she sells, also giving inspiration for the challenge blog.  I would really appreciate if sometime you could visit the Shop Blog as it's very new and it would be great if we could find more followers to look at all our DT work.  So this fortnight the challenge is 'All About Spring' which over here in the UK it's felt slightly more like summer last week, but it's supposed to snow next week!!! 20 degrees down to 0 degrees, not looking forward to that, so hopefully all our spring cards will cheer everyone up and a reminder what's to come lol, also please check on over to see the other DT's work deets on sidebar.  I am also going to enter my card into the challenge over at Crafts 4 Eternity which is 3, i.e 3 flowers, 3 photos, 3 embellishments etc.

Right I better get some washing in and tidy up a bit before coming back and have a clean in my craft room, seriously I have been dumping papers, stamps etc all over the place and not had time to put bits away.  Hope you have a gorgeous Sunday. Thanks for looking :-) Kezzy xxx

Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye (laundry line), October Afternoon (sidewalks)
Dies/punches - Spellbinders (grand circles and scallops), Xcut (butterfly), Provocraft (tags)
Stamps - Joanna Sheen (housemouse spring - sentiment), Stampin' Up (tiny tags), Creative Expressions (button florals)
Promarkers - pastel pink and black
Inkpads - Archival (jet black), Stampin' Up (melon mambo)
Inkagold (904)
Chipboard alphabet, beads, ribbon, buttons from stash