Wednesday 31 October 2012


Hi all, back again, can't believe I have just posted about 5 minutes ago my take on Mr Holtz October tag, I have never entered before but it was really fun, I also did an ATC which I shall put a picture at the bottom of the post in case anybody would like to do a swap :-).  So it's Wednesday (just lol) and it's time for my weekly addiction of What's on your workdesk Wednesday which is hosted by the amazing Julia. I have done quite a bit of craft this week, I am definitely finding craft is helping me cope with all the ups and downs that is happening at the moment and also helps with the pain I'm in and I'm finally enjoying all the crafty bits I do whether it being inky or just doing some colouring it's very peaceful :-)
So my desks ......
The halloween bits on the desk are for the knock on the door
visitors with all their cute costumes, I did 18 bags of candy (picture below)
Also middle top is where I shifted my October tag to earlier today while
I did the candy.  The top left is a Kraftin Kimmie stamp I received this
morning for winning a challenge, it came all the way from Canada, how
cool is that :-)

Dumping desk is not too bad, I do try and keep on top of it so I can get
to the sewing machine.

As you can see here, still no progress on the stamps being put away
into files, all this stamps are new this year!!!! as I had completed the 
rest in files which are shelves above this picture.

Bowl full of candy for trick and treaters 

This is a picture of my daughters 16th birthday cake that was made by my best mates
friend.  The best and special thing was she could eat all of it
as it was all gluten free, as you know she was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease
earlier this year.  By the way it wasn't an halloween party!!!, seeing the cake
I bet you thought so lol lol, lets just say my daughter doesn't wear pink,
black, purple and red that's all she wears, plus rips, lads trainers (well she is a size 10!!)
I always tease her saying I want to go pretty girl shopping but nope I have to 
buy from places like Blue Banana and Grindstore and lots of other weird and
wonderful names lol lol.

ATC, my take on Mr Holtz October tag, the 
post I did with the tag in it is here.
I'm hoping someone will want to swap with me :-)

Right I shall go now seems I have just made you look through all those pictures lol.  I would like to say a huge hello to all my new followers, each time I have a new follower I am honoured that someone likes my creations.  Thank you all for visiting, Happy Woyww :-) Hugs Kerry xxx

Mr Tim Holtz October Tag

Hi all, just popping on to share my take on Tim Holtz's October tag which you can find here on his amazing blog
I really loved the tissue technique, but I stamped on mine (shown below) first. Then I stuck the tissue paper onto the tag and sprayed Dylusion sprays all over it.  Coloured it with distress inks. The Boo is made with grunge alphabets which I painted with black paint then glittered it using black and a hint of purple glitter.  The spider didn't glitter well so in the end I used black sparkle embossing powder on him then stuck so googly eyes on, I also embossed the spiders web with the black sparkle as well.  I stamped the month stamp (details of stamps in recipe below), then stamped out spooky on kraft cardstock and cut the pieces out.

I made my own tissue background by stamping on it.
I have got some of Tim Holtz tissue but I only have a couple
of A4 sheets that I bought from Chocolate Baroque.

I also made an ATC so hopefully someone may want to swap :-)

Right I shall be off as I now have to do my woyww post so back in a minute!!!! Thank you for visiting :-)
Hugs Kerry xxx

Stamps - Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz (mini halloween), Chocolate Baroque (boo), Studio G (alphabet)
Inkpads - Distress Ink (black soot, spiced marmalade, seedless preserves) Archival (jet black), Versamark
Ranger Dylusions sprays (squeezed orange, crushed grape)
Grunge alphabets painted with Fresco paint little black dress
Dies - Sizzix Tim Holtz (ATC & corner), Memory Box (creepy spider)
Glossy Accents
Black and Purple Glitter
Kraft Cardstock
White tissue paper 
Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder (black sparkle)
Ideology bulldog clip
Goggle eyes
White Ribbon
Red Sharpie pen
ATC letter is American Crafts DIY thickers

Monday 29 October 2012

Halloween Cutie

Hi all, back again with another halloween card, I think last year I only did one but this year I bought quite a few cutie stamps and gorgeous patterned papers so I'm trying to use them all lol.  Tonight I shall be getting inky doing some halloween tags, so pop back tomorrow to see them :-)
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog - Halloween
Papercraft Star Challenge Blog - Halloween Witch
Blog Oozak Challenge Blog - Die Cuts (I used ovals and roll flowers)
Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog - sketch below (I flipped it so the oval was straight)

Right I shall be off, I have some inkpads, tags, gesso and tissue paper to get playing with!!! See you tomorrow :-) Kerry xxx

Stamps - Whimsy (hazel), Tim Holtz (mini halloween), Chocolate Baroque (boo)
Inkpads - Memento (tuxedo black), Archival (jet black), Adirondack (purple twilight, sunset orange)
Dies and punches - Go Kreate (large oval), Xcut (corner punch), Marianne Design (rolled flower LR0163)
I used a large brad and some rub ons from whsmith for the sentiment
Gems, ribbon, beads, sewing machine
Patterned Paper - Bazzill (all hallows eve)
Colouring - Stampin Up (white cardstock), Promarkers (burnt sienna, vanilla, cocoa, blush, coral, oatmeal, sunkissed pink, amber, pumpkin, mandarin, purple, aubergine, caramel, sandstone, cool grey 5) Flexmarkers (light fawn, blue grey 3, imperial purple) Tria Markers (NG02)

Sunday 28 October 2012

Winner of my Halloween Blog Hop Candy

Hi all, in the end I had to ask the other half how to get the random org onto my blog lol, but at last I can now reveal to you all that random org said
So I had 30 comments and number 2 comment won which is Rachel, well done, if you email me your address asap I can send it in the post so it can arrive before Halloween :-).
Thank you all for playing and don't forget to find out who won the blog hop keep an eye out on the That Craft Place Challenge Blog which I believe the winners will be revealed next Sunday :-)

Lots of Hugs Kerry xxx

Tic Tac Toe

Hi all it's Sunday which means a new fortnightly challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog which is
Tic Tac Toe -
I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges -
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Stitches (I have used sewing on my card)
Anything Challenge Blog - Make your own embellishments (The three roses I made myself using a die, it took a few attempts to perfect them but I'm happy with the end results)
Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog -  Don't be square (I made a circle card, my first circle easel)

For the Tic Tac Toe above I did - Dies (used grand circles and scallop circles for card base), Border (used a Martha Stewart punch and some velvet ribbon) and Buttons.  Don't forget you can also enter That Craft Place Challenge on our Facebook page also the DT give lots of inspiration over on the Shop Blog.  I used a Saturated Canary stamp on my card with you can buy over on the That Craft Place Shop.

Right I shall be back later, I'm trying to work out how to get random org onto my blog lol so I can pick the winner of my candy.  Don't forget to keep checking over on the challenge blog for the winners of our halloween blog hop :-). Thanks for visiting :-) Hugs Kerry xxx

Stamps - Saturated Canary (Ellie's birthday), Whimsy (good life tickets)
Dies - Spellbinders (grand scalloped circles and circles, nested pennants), Cheery Lynn (miniature rose)
Punches - Martha Stewart 
The Ribbon Girl - velvet trim
Cosmic Shimmer (aqua twinkles)
Stampin Up buttons
Colouring - Promarkers (burnt sienna, umber, cocoa, cool grey 1,2, coral, rose peach, denim blue, pastel blue, sunkissed pink, oatmeal, blush, pink carnation, pink lobster, rose pink) Flexmarkers (light fawn, blue grey 1, storm blue)

Friday 26 October 2012

Kraftin Kimmie

Hi all, I'm late posting my Kraftin Kimmie Challenge entry which this week is a sketch -

I really struggled with trying to get the border to swoop like the sketch but think I finally managed it lol

I shall be back on tomorrow with some inkyness :-) Thanks for visiting :-) Hugs Kerry xxx

Stamps - Kraftin Kimmie (poppy)
Inkpad - Memento (tuxedo black)
Dies - Spellbinders (standard ovals, lacey ovals), Provocraft (mini labels), Memory Box (fringed border)
Patterned Paper - First Edition Paper (boho chic)
Colouring - Promarkers (coral, blush, rose pink, oatmeal, soft peach, peach, mango, orange, raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, marsh green, olive green, sunkissed pink) Flexmarker (light fawn, blue grey 2)

Wednesday 24 October 2012


Hi all, it's Wednesday time for our weekly addiction to WOYWW (what's on your workdesk wednesday) which is hosted by the wonderful Julia.  I have been spending some lovely time in my craft room, even though the problems I have been having are still around at last I have managed to find peace with my craft rather than hiding away :-).  The last few days I have spent alot of time doing cards with the images I have been colouring in while sofa crafting, but I am also itching to have some inky time.  I have come to the conclusion that I love both cute/colouring and inky/messy lol. Before I show you my desk, don't forget I have blog candy giveaway on this post here which also is part of a blog hop, you don't have to do the hop (fab prizes if you do), but for my candy you only need to comment on the above post :-)
So onto my desks -

Yep, decided that I had so many promarkers downstairs that I would
bring them up, then just to add to the confusion I have got the new
limited winter and autumn additions and some greys so now I want
to mix some of them around which means messing the labels around lol

On top of the drawers are a large and small journal as I really think I
could benefit from trying to have a go, I have read the magazine
journal and am sort of jealous that some crafters can express their feelings
this way, and I thought maybe instead of looking from afar why
don't I have a go, I have never been a diary person but I'm hoping
this will be more fun.  
Can you see those inks on my desk, I got those through the post
today I won a giveaway in the magazine scrap, they look fab.
Some more images I want to put on cards before I start colouring 
anymore lol.

Does anybody know of any ATC swaps or christmas swaps going on, I did a christmas on last year and really enjoyed it, and I have started to make some more ATC's.
Right I shall be off, I haven't been able to comment lately so off now to do some commenting and look at some awesome desks.  Happy Woyww :-) Hugs Kerry xxxx

Birthday Boy

Hi all, just popping on with a card I have finished for this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge (sketch below) and the Lili's little fairies Challenge which is anything goes.  I have loads of stamps from lili of the valley but I have only used the odd one, I think this is because when I was collecting them I loved them but struggled with colouring, which now I have been practising it's not too bad lol.  Don't forget to join the Halloween hop I'm in as I have candy I'm giving away see my post here.


Right I shall be back in a bit with my woyww post :-). Thanks for visiting, hugs Kerry xxx

Stamps - Lili of the Valley (boy oh boy), Banana Frog (superstars)
Inkpads - Memento (tuxedo black), Archival (jet black) Stampin Up (island indigo) Distress Ink (spiced marmelade)
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye lime twist (out of the blue)
Stampin Up cardstock
Fiskars - star punch
Colouring - Stampin Up white card, Promarkers (mustard, gold, pastel yellow, berry red, crimson, turquoise, marine, petrol blue, ginger, spice, burnt orange, oatmeal, blush, coral, caramel, umber, burnt sienna, cocoa, cool grey 1,2,4) Flexmarker (blue grey 3)

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Birthday Girl

Hi all, I have loads to catch up on and put on here, been so busy with Shannon's 16th party on Saturday, then came down with a cold type virus that has left me two days on the sofa, shivering, temperature, dizzy etc, just starting to be able to move around lol.  Anyway I'm popping on a card for the I Love Promarkers challenge which is Anything Goes, I did this card last week for a friends daughter who is 13, I really do like the saturated canary stamps and think that I need to invest in more.  Before I show you the card, I just want to remind you about the blog hop I'm in and I'm also giving away candy which finishes on Saturday evening, all the details can be found on my post here.

Right I shall be off, I shall have another post this evening or in the morning :-) Happy Crafting, Hugs Kerry

Stamps - Saturated Canary (wallflower)
Dies - Spellbinders (labels 1 & nested pennants) Cheery Lynn (fanciful flourish)
Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye Lost & Found (rosy)
Ribbon Girl - Flower Trim
Wooden heart - free with craftseller magazine
Rub ons - whsmith
Paint - Paper Artsy Fresco paint (vintage lace)
Colouring - Promarkers (mustard, vanilla, raw sienna, blush, coral, oatmeal, rose pink, caramel, sandstone, burnt orange, spice, berry red, crimson, apple, meadow green) Flexmarkers (light fawn, firebrick,
blue grey 2)

Friday 19 October 2012

Be Afraid!!!!

Hi all, I am in a bit of a rush as the Sketch Saturday challenge (I am so loving their sketches) and Kraftin Kimmie Challenge which is Let's Get Spooky, is just about to close and I didn't want to miss out as I based this card on the above challenges, so I am nipping back to sort out the recipe after I linked my challenge lol

Off to upload then back lol. I'm back lol. This is the sketch I based it on

 Also here is another picture, I have a new camera my OH bought for me last night after my other broke and I had a bit of a tantrum lol, only problem is I haven't had time to work how to use it and of course I was in a rush to get a pic so here is another one lol

Yep they are both as bad as each other lol. Right I am off for real this time, need to work my camera out lol lol.  Hugs all xxxxxxx

Stamps -Kraftin Kimme (priscilla), Chocolate Baroque (boo)
Dies - Spellbinders (standard and scallop circle, scallop border)
Inkpads - Memento (tuxedo black), Archival (jet black and orange monarch)
Patterned paper - Graphic 45 (happy halloween)
Colouring - Promarkers (sunkissed pink, oatmeal, blush, pink carnation, coral, azure, true blue, amber, pumpkin, gold, caramel, sandstone, burnt orange, umber, cool grey 2,4,5) Flexmarkers (light fawn, egyptian blue, firebrick, rosewood, blue grey 3,4) Card - Stampin Up
Bazzill cardstock blue and orange

Wednesday 17 October 2012


Hi all, got to be really quick as it's my daughters 16th birthday tomorrow, she is having a party this Saturday for family and the following Saturday a sleepover with her mates, so I am in the middle of finishing invitations, trying to decorate the living room for the morning, and eeeeek I don't know lol, need to ring my mate, she is good trying to get me sorted lol.  So it's Wednesday (just lol) which means it's time for my weekly dose of woyww where everyone shares their crafty space, mine is a mess lol. Also a quick mention, I am involved in my very first blog hop and I am giving some candy away as well, if you want to have a peep see the post here.
Invitations drying, all the paper on the table is scrap paper
I use :-)

Complete Mess lol lol lol

I also would like to say that things are calming down a bit at home with my son, I am just about healing from my fall downstairs last week and my daughters broken finger is healing. Thank you all for your support during this tough few weeks, I am just about getting there and slowly managing to cope. :-)
Happy Woyww :-) Hugs Kerry xxx

Sunday 14 October 2012

Halloween Blog Hop

Hi all, where having a blog hop over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog, I'm really excited as I have never done a hop before :-) all details are below, our Challenge will be Halloween during this fortnight as well.  Guess what? I'm also having some halloween candy during the blog hop so don't forget to comment :-). Also just to mention further on are the challenge blogs I would like to enter my card into :-)

Blog Hop Details
It's also That Craft Place first ever blog hop woohoo :-) and wow we have some amazing prize's up for grabs and as you know the theme is halloween. Our blog list is below, all you need to do is comment on each of the DT's blog and become a follower of That Craft Place Shop Blog, also come join us over on our Facebook Page but this isn't an actual requirement but may hold some candy!!!
The prize's are 1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £15, 4th £10, 5th £5 to be spent in the That Craft Place Shop aren't they fantastic :-).

As you can see there is a few things for you to do!!!! lol
Make sure you comment on all the DT's blog's and
don't forget to become a follower of our shop blog.

Onto my card and my halloween candy :-)
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

I coloured the pumpkins on the patterned paper as they were only
white, also the image is bouncing on acetate :-)

Close Up she was coloured with pro and flex markers

Picture showing how the image is bouncing on acetate so it
looks like she is flying.
Halloween Candy
I shall be giving away some halloween candy shown below, a new simply betty stamp (I bought two by accident lol), some ribbon and an hanging skeleton.  You don't have to be a follower, nice if you was but not a requirement, all you have to do is comment and I shall use random org to pick a winner :-)

Wow that's alot of information all at once and hopefully I got it right :-)  Thank you for joining me. 
Hugs :-) Kerry xxx

Stamps - Simply Betty Stamps (witchy boo), Tim Holtz (halloween)
Inkpads - Archival (jet black), Memento (tuxedo black), Brilliance (moonlight white), Distress Ink (rusty hinge, black soot)
Patterned Paper - Echo Park (chillingsworth manor)
Dies - Spellbinders (standard circle, halloween fence, scenes & shapes) Memory Box (creepy spider)
Dylusions Sprays (black marble and squeezed orange)
Creative Expressions (cloud mask)
Black card and black shrink plastic
Cosmic Shimmer (sparkle black embossing powders)
Sakura gelly roll green pen and green and orange gems
Colouring - Promarkers (caramel, cocoa, cool grey 1,3,4,5, lime green, sandstone, lime twist, gold, pumpkin, rose pink, pear green, marsh green, coral, blush, oatmeal, mandarin, burnt orange), Flexmarkers (blue grey 2), Tria markers (CG01)

Friday 12 October 2012

Free Hug

Hi all, I started this card Tuesday evening but couldn't finish it until today due to me trying to be in the circus by flying downstairs on one's arse, yep I slipped and fell all the way downstairs, I feel like I have had a few rounds with Frank Bruno lol lol. As I have been doing lots of sofa craft colouring I thought I had better make a card up, and went for the saturated canary free hug stamp with bright orange for a cheer up colour.  I want to enter my card into the following challenges -
                                                                           Sketch Saturday - picture of sketch I followed below
                                                                           Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes

 Close Up

Can you see my mistake?

The problem with coming back to a card that you only needed to put topper on and need to finish quickly as the sketch challenge was finishing, yep I put the centre piece on wrong, so this card will be great for a left handed person to open lol.  Better be off, and I send lots of free hugs to you all :-) Kerry xxx

Stamp - Saturated Canary (free hug), Stampin Up (tiny tags)
Inkpads - Memento (tuxedo black) and Archival (jet black)
Dies - Provocraft (mini tag), Spellbinders (border classic scallop, standard square, standard square scallop)
Flowers coloured with Orange (dylusions squeezed orange spray and cosmic shimmer rich gold mist) and Blue (cosmic shimmer teal wash mist) Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon (from a friends birthday cake!!!)
Papers - October Afternoon (9-5)
Creative Expressions Twine
Stash - gems, sewing thread
Colouring - Card (stampin up), Promarkers (coral, oatmeal, blush, cocoa, burnt sienna, cinnamon, putty, mango, orange, burnt orange, pastel beige, morning mist, azure, rose pink, true blue) Flexmarkers (light fawn, egyptian blue, blue grey 2)

Thursday 11 October 2012

WOYWW 175 Oops Late Again!!!

Hi all, it's Wednesday (sort of Thursday but trying to fool you all lol) which means it's time for WOYWW hosted by Julia where everyone shares their desks :-).  Thank you all for your lovely comments last week, they were all very uplifting.  The good news is I am feeling a little more postive, I have to admit I believe this is after being so low as the week has been complicated, I'm afraid my son got worse at the weekend which led to me having a complete meltdown on Sunday evening, my daughter broke her finger quite badly last Thursday playing basketball and we have been going to and from hospital and then just as mojo is returning Tuesday evening I fell down the stairs yesterday, thank goodness nothing broken, just very bruised and pulled muscles, and lets just say at the moment I am definitely sitting on one side of my body, sitting normally is painful lol lol.  I guess you have to hit rock bottom to start feeling better which has helped me laugh after my fall, well 24hours later, yesterday I couldn't even get upstairs to my computer.  I have been completely away from work, blogging, crafting for a week so I'm afraid I didn't get to comment but I really want to catch up with everyone who gave me such inspiration, I took all of it on Tuesday and chaneled into doing some work from home, Alison said listen to music and wow this really helped, hence the crafting Tuesday evening.  So I shall get back to you all and a big thanks again.

Please be aware this was taken this morning and yes I had to leave my craft space a mess like this since Tuesday on the basis of not being able to clear any of it up yesterday due to the fall lol.

Right I shall be off, I have a card to put on later for a challenge and have more for tomorrow so lots of posts compared to non.  Thank you again to everyone being so supporting.  Hugs :-) Kerry xxx

Wednesday 3 October 2012


Hi all, it's Wednesday which means it's time for WOYWW which is hosted by the amazing Julia.  I was going to miss this week, things have been a bit stressful and hectic around here at the moment.  As you know my 13yr old son has had a few problems and at last he has a support worker, but it means that things seem to have gotten worse, I know the saying is things have to get worse before better but it's hard, especially when he admitted that on Friday when he had his angry tantrum he thought he was going to hit me, he was trying to escape out of the front door, I stood there while he was shoving but crying after he said that it was a good job his step dad walked in as he lost so much control that he was going to hit me, while crying he turned around and said please help me stop becoming a monster, heart breaking.  Also my back is now at it's worse and my injections are not due until November, but I'm in lots of pain, (I have morphine when it's really bad but I hate taking it but last night I had no choice) not sleeping well, struggling with house duties, can't walk and at 38 I feel peeved off. I'm working on accounts from home so that's not too bad, I know I'm really lucky their are loads of people out there that are in more pain, have worse illness. Crafting at this point normally helps so much but I seem to be in a craft turmoil, I'm lucky to have so much stuff, new bits etc but I can't seem to work out what I want to do, I start doing for a challenge but then find another I want to do, then I see something else and now when I need my craft to escape it's stressing me more.
How do you get out of that situation, does anybody ever feel like that with craft? I need it more then ever at the moment lol so any ideas will help.
I am so sorry that I have said all of this, but I really needed to tell somebody.  I am so sorry that I didn't get to visit anyone last week, the tutorials through September are now finished but it took until Monday to wrap it all up and then of course life has got in the way.
But I'm planning on visiting loads this week, not just because I want to see all the wonderful desks but also because it helps to know YOUR ALL OUT THERE :-) and I really appreciate everything you have done for me, every word, comment and hug as been gratefully received so a BIG thank you.

Right desk .......

Sofa Craft

Dumping desk :-)

A mega mix of bits

Right I shall be off, hope you all have a good week, I'm off to visit :-) Lots of hugs Kerry xxx