Wednesday 7 December 2016


Hi, I know it's been so long since I have blogged.  A lot is due to family issues. An elderly member who we looked after was in hospital and needed taking care of.  She is now happily in a home and really loves it and looks better then she has in ages.  She is 98 and so healthy.  She was mostly in hospital due to stopping eating and drinking and in the end it was all down to loneliness. Even though we tried our best since Adrian's mum died  (who looked after her most of the time) last year, we both work full time and couldn't be there all the time.  Adrian also had another death in the family, his Aunty who was his mother's twin.  So as you can imagine something had to give and I chose blogging while we all got through everything.  But I have still been creating and took a huge task on by trying to sort my craft room.  It's not done yet but lots to show so I hope you don't mind alot of pics lol.
And of course I am showing this post for everyone out there that joins in with What's On Your WorkDesk Wednesday over on Julia's Blog. :-)

The first two pictures show how my room was.

And now for the changes so far.  
First off I sorted out this cupboard and managed to get all my canvas, alterables
and other general bits and bobs to alter.

The stamps haven't been done yet, still now sure how to make any
of that better yet, so any ideas would be appreciated.
The few bits in front of the stamps are bits that are half way through plus some
bits left to sort.
The two boxes on the left are my flowers etc.  I show them closely at
the end of this post.

The huge job was sorting out all my embellishments and wood bits etc all
now here rather then in big boxes that I can never find anything in.
Below are my journals and watercolour paper pads.

The other big this was sorting out my jewellery, now that was in a 
right mess but it's great now as everything is sorted and labelled so hopefully
will get used more.

The biggest change is the other table has gone and now my units are
in it's place.  It gives the room such an open plan feel and I'm not bumping into

I will take photos next week of what's in them all.  The shelves still
have a few larger boxes on which are the items that won't fit
in the embellishment box but everything is labelled.
I now have all my sprays out which is easier then in a drawer.  Plus
now the black drawer unit is paint only.

These are my trolleys, easy to put aside rather then on that desk I used to have.
Everything I need is on there plus the top where my purple heat gun is
usually is clear and I put anything I am working on all the paints etc I will use.
At the end I put it all away ready for the next project.

You can see here how it's certainly less claustrophobic.

On my desk tonight is some watercolour paper to cut up for some cards and
some twigs that I bought.

 Nothing happened on here yet as you can see, apart from on the shelves
are a few boxes I sorted.

The drawers have been sorted but the filing cabinet
hasn't, I want to be able to add 12by12 paper in there as they are in large
boxes by my desk.

I haven't sorted out my dies yet either so I still have some bits in the
new year to keep me busy lol.

And now for my flower boxes.  I seriously have to use more flowers lol.

The next few pictures show what's inside them all.

I hope you have enjoyed my little tour and now I am back to blogging I can't wait to show you all the crafting I have been doing.  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit.

Happy Woyww :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Tuesday 17 May 2016

Playing with Infusions and Doodles

Good evening, sorry it's been a week, I'm afraid the accounting has been a little bit of a sod lol, but almost finished, plus I have been doing samples for the workshop for the WI so blogging sort of got lost.  Paperartsy have had some brilliant challenges lately but each time I have be inspired to have a go it's been too late.  That of course never stops me lol, I like to make these my play days.  Of course when I play I like to try new techniques (resist with masking fluid and doodles this time) and something I haven't used but bought (infusions).  A lot of times when playing I don't end up with anything and as the step by step shows I ended up with 2 unusable cards as I went wrong at the end, but I loved them so much I redid them lol, but I did show the ones that went wrong.  As always the step by step is at the bottom of the post.
I would like to enter the following challenges :-
Paperartsy - doodles
Country View Crafts Challenges - Use A Stencil
Love to Create Challenge - Anything Goes Mixed Media

It was mega shining when I took the pics, a better one is below,
but I have added this one as well to remind me of the sunshine as tomorrow 
is supposed to be horrible.

Step by Step

I had this idea that maybe I could use masking fluid through
a stencil and I have to admit it was easy and it came off really easy.
I just used a piece of cut n dry and then I used a tooth brush (old of course lol)
to flick the masking fluid all over the cards.

 Next I sprinkled the infusions plus some of the magicals 

And then I sprayed.  I know I can be a bit heavy handed with water,
but I love the way I can move the water around so I get light and dark spots.

This was after the first layer dried, I loved it then and maybe I should have
left it but I like to keep layering when I play to see how far I can go.

This is the 2nd layer, still nice.

After the 3rd layer, definitely darker now and vivid which is what I wanted.
I love how I get specks of green.

Now for the blues and greens.

Again this was the finished piece after 3 layers.

I had a random piece of card that I had added clear texture paste through so I had a go
at that while I was at it.

Then I doodled with a mask pen, to colour this I picked the first layer
from the green and blue card left over on the mat, then during the
2nd and 3rd layers I just kept dipping it in, I love the effect it gave, it reminded me
of distress inks.

After the playing session.

 Now I had the idea of doodling on the flowers, I have a zentangle and 
doodle book and whilst watching tv I have been teaching myself the basics.
This is the first card which as you can see I ruined.  I decided to 
use white embossing powder know the card was dry, but completely forgot that
the zentangle part wasn't.  Then I heated it up and wiped it off and stamped
in black, but as you can see it looked awful and was definitely bit fodder.

Here you can see that before the idea of doodling I had tried outlining but
I didn't like that.  I used this to practise the doodles I was using.

So for the new cards I went with 2 layers and kept some areas quite light.
Everything used was the same as the step by step cards except I used
some flowers not just from the JOFY 008 stencil but also used 003 and 004.

And the card that was a piece extra I did some more doodling.
Think I might used this cut up as a border in my journal.

Right I better be off, still working on the last sample for the WI women so they can choose what to do.  I am excited I have never done a workshop before and looking forward to having some fun with them.  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit.

Happy Art :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Product List
Paperartsy Infusions - a bit jaded, emerald isle, are you cerise, orange county, sunset beach
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals - pretty in pink, red hot poker orange, tibetan poppy teal, bells of                                                               ireland green
Paperartsy Stencils - PS008, 003, 004
Daler Rowney Masking Fluid
Posca Pen Black
Watercolour Card