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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Colours of Autumn - October Challenge - Visible Image

I'm entering this Inky Creation into the October Challenge over at The Visible Image BLOG



I have used my 'Tala Catching Dreams set' & 'Silverheels Brave set' along with my 'Tree Trio' and 'Tall Grass' sets

I Stamped and Masked the Characters and Campfire then made masks to cover them using Eclipse Tape. I then Made the Background using the trees and grass using Tim Hotlz Distress Inks in Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive, Pine Needles, then sponged the gaps with Old Paper Distress Ink.

Once I removed the Masks I then coloured the Characters and Campfire using Copics and Promarkers.

Thank you for visiting today xx

Luv & Hugs
Kerrie xx




Friday, 25 October 2013

The Stamping Chef - New Release - PATTY POSH!!!

So It's Friday and this is great this week for me for 3 reasons #1 its the start of the Weekend, #2 its the start of Half Term so a week at home with my Kiddies Yay!! and of course #3 its the start of a New Release week over at my Fave Digital Stamp company The Stamping Chef

This week Tamara our Head Chef has created a posh beauty for us to create with

Her name is Patty Posh... you can buy her HERE


Isn't she Gorgeous I think she is perfect to use for many different projects for friends and family of all ages

Here is my Project...


I've chosen a Vintage Boutique feel for my Project this week

The Image I've coloured using Copics and Promarkers

I've used Creata Mirror Board in Salmon Pink, Leaf Green and Navy Blue to tie in with my coloured Image, Creata Cardstock A5 Pad, Creata Silky Cardstock, JoyCrafts Clock Die from Creataonline and Sentimant Stamp from Docrafts 'Born to Shop'

Please visit The Stamping Chef BLOG to see the Projects by the Brilliant New Release Design Team I think you will agree the Girls have all done an Amazing Job this week xx

Please Check out the brilliant New WordArt Section in The Stamping Chef STORE something different but very very cool xxx

Thank You for visiting today and I hope you will visit again soon

Luv & Hugs
Kerrie xx
TSC - DT

Monday, 21 October 2013

Its A UK Besties Blog Hop xx

Hiya oh no the weather is a bit yucky out so i hope a Blog Hop will cheer you up.... Please Visit My Besties UK - BLOG to read all the rules and to begin your hop xx

Today we have a new challenge and blog hop launching today at MY BESTIES UK and this time its in the theme of TOO CUTE TO SPOOK - the DT are showing their inspirational projects as part of the blog hop we are also running in conjunction with this challenge. --- If you found your way here from Gill's Blog then you are in the right place x

Here is my 'Too Cute To Spook' Project


Recipe

Bestie: IMG043 with Kitty (coloured with Copics)
Creata Cardstock A5 Pad
Creata Mirror Board Dark Purple
Creata Mirror Board Black
Joy Cat Die from Creataonline
Joy Alphabet Die from Creataonline
Bat Stamp from Visible Image set (Edward is Immortal)
Halloween House and Pumpkin Elements from Serif Craft Artist Kit


Blog Line up

Gill (DT co-ordinator) - http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Kerrie - http://cardsbykerrie.blogspot.co.uk/      (you are here)
Caroline - http://carolinesspicecrafty-bits.blogspot.co.uk/  (next stop)
Donna - http://kraftyscot.blogspot.co.uk/
Jan - http://jaybescraftybitz.blogspot.co.uk
Susan - http://rosebudsnribbons.blogspot.co.uk/
Anita - http://ab5474-8kidsandstillfindtimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/


I hope you can take part in the Hop there are lots of prizes and separate prizes if just taking part in the Challenge x

Luv & Krafty Hugs

Kerrie
Bestis UK - DT
xx

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Guest DT Card - for 'My Time To Craft Challenge' - Congratulations

Today I am still recovering from a sinus infection so have been really slow and I do appologise for that xx

Here is my Card that I made for the 'My Time To Craft' Challenge Blog as I am their Guest DT for this month the Challenge Theme is 'Congratulations' xx


Recipe

Stripey Blue Backing Paper from Papermania
Stripey Blue Ribbon from Dovecraft
Silver Mirror Board from Creata
Blue Coredinations Cardstock
Vellum
Bear Decoupage from Docrafts
Cream Cardstock from Hobbycraft
Script Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug
Faded Jeans Distress Ink from Tim Holtz
Gems and Brads from my stash

Please visit the 'My Time To Craft' BLOG to see the projects by the DT and to enter the Challenge

Thank you for visiting my Blog today and I hope you will visit again soon

Luv&Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx
GDT

Friday, 18 October 2013

'Sirena' - New Release - The Stamping Chef

Im so late getting this post up :( Blogger scheduler didnt work this morning but i didnt see that as i was out for a bit this morning and was going to sort it out this afternoon after school but been a crazy evening but here goes......

Today is Friday which can mean only 1 thing - Yay! New Release Day over at The Stamping Chef and today we have a Little Beauty to share....
Her name is 'Sirena' you can get yours HERE

Here is the Project I made.....
Because I wanted to get her shown on TV I used the Creata Christmas products from this weeks Creata show on Create&Craft with Carley Duff I know I know very odd to mix Mermaid with Christmas but I think that undersea they do have Christmas too xxx

To get inspired I was singing Christmas Carols while making and the Inspiration for the Sentiment came from a very well known traditional carol that I changed the words slightly to fit

Recipe

Digi coloured using Promarkers and Copics
Creata Silky Cardstock
Creata Mirror Board
Joycrafts Dies available from Creata
Creata A5 Cardstock backing paper pads
Sentiment typed and printed using Docrafts Digital Designer

please visit The Stamping Chef BLOG to see the brilliant projects by the TSC Design Team

I hope you can visit again soon I look forward to reading your commets

Luv & Krafty Hugs
Kerrie TSC DT
xx

Monday, 14 October 2013

Plain Jane - TSC Recipes Challenge x

Good Morning everyone how about a New Recipes Challenge to cheer you up on this Chilly Autumn Day??

Monday means it is time for the new TSC Recipes Facebook GROUP you need to be a member of this group to play so if not a member yet visit and join in the fun!

The Digi Image this week is called 'Plain Jane' but she is anything but she is stunning

Here is my Project for the Challenge


Recipe

Digi coloured with Copic Markers
Creata Silky Cardstock
Creata Cardstock Backing Papers
Joy Vintage Flourish Border Die (available from Creata)
Pink Gem Designs Round Sentiment Stamp
Xcut Circle Die (available from Creata)
Crafters Companion Circular Die
Paper Roses & Buds from Wild Orchid Crafts
Gems from my own Stash


You have 24 hours to request your Image for Free using the Word and Email Address given but if you miss this deadline you can still play along by buying the Digi at a Discounted Price from Wednesday x

Also I would like to let you know we also have our Fortnightly Challenge over at The Stamping Chef BLOG where the Theme is Spots & Stripes please visit to see the Prize is so cool x

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will visit again soon

Luv & Krafty Hugs
Kerrie x x
TSC - DT


Creata Challenge - Sketch

Hiya and Good Morning to you all today begins a new Challenge over at the Creata Challenge Blog

Our Challenges have just 2 simple rules #1 please use at least One Creata Product and #2 Follow the Theme

and the Theme is a Sketch


I decided to follow the Sketch exact but you could turn it if you wish to as long as we can still see the sketch used in your project you will need to link back to the Challenge BLOG and then link up your Blog Post or Facebook Photo or similar

Here is mine


Recipe

Creata Scalloped Card Blank (8x8)
Creata Metallic Cardstock
Creata Mirror Board
Creata Doublesided Cardstock Pads
Joy Vintage Flourish Die (available from Creata)
Joy Blossom Die (available from Creata)
Joy Circular Die (available from Creata)

The Digi is called 'Sending Hope' from The Stamping Chef you can get her HERE

I Hope you will stop by the Creata Challenge BLOG to see the Projects by the Amazing Design Team and Carley herself

Don't forget to join the Creata & Carley Facebook GROUP for updates of upcoming Creata shows and to join in the fun xx

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you visit again soon

Luv & Krafty Hugs Kerrie
Creata DT
xx

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Zombified - for 'The Walking Dead' and Halloween

Happy Sunday to all and I am loving that its nearly Halloween I cannot wait to decorate the house and carve pumkins with my children we all love Halloween as much as Christmas so of course i was very very Pleased to see this Digi Stamp when she was released in The Stamping Chef STORE


Zombified - isn't she Brilliant - I just love her! you can get her HERE

- Specially Designed by Tamara to celebrate the beginning of Season 4 of 'The Walking Dead' over in America - I've been watching trailers from the first 3 series over the last few days so guess which Blu-ray Boxset is on my wishlist xxx


I also think she will be perfect for Halloween cards and Decorations and even jazzing up those treat bags xx

Here is the Project I made


I decided to make a Tag and i wanted to create a messy/grungey effect so using a few background stamps from Visible Image this is what I came up with,

Recipe

Digi Coloured with Promarkers (cut around close to outline)
Handcut Tag from a piece of Packaging Cardboard
Dark Brown Mirror Board (mat & layering)
Grunge Polka Dot Background Stamp
Weave Background Stamp
Crackled Background Stamp
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Broken Glass Distress Ink
Tarnished Gold Embossing Powder
Claret Embossing Powder
Verdigris Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Bakers Twine
Parcel Twine
Rough Hessian


I inked the tag first with all the Distress Inks and then Stamped the Background stamps with each colour ink roughly with out a black just wrapped around my fingers so only parts of the stamps printed.

Then randomly sprinkled on Embossing Powders so that the colours all mixed together slightly and heated with Heat Gun.

The Hessian I added fro texture but ripped it up a bit and pulled some threads out for a rough effect.

I added a brass eyelet to to tag using my Cropodile and threaded through some short lengths of Twine.

I cut the Digi out very close to her outline and then attached her to the Tag using Pinflair Glue Gel.

I hope you like my Project please visit The Stamping Chef BLOG to see the Projects by the Amazing Design Team we all had a lot of Fun with this Image and we hop you will too x

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you visit again soon

Luv Kerrie
TSC - DT
x x

Friday, 11 October 2013

Fail to Bail - New Release - The Stamping Chef xx

Wahooo its Friday!!! which means New Release Day at The Stamping Chef

This weeks New Release is a very Cool Chic!......'Fail to Bail'


Isn's she Brilliant I just love her xx you can get yours HERE at a Discounted price all through the Weekend

Here is the Project I made for the New Release Blog Post


I was inspired to make a Graffiti Wall because she is a SkaterGirl

I coloured the Digi using my fave Copic Markers and a few Promarkers

For her Jeans i used the Blender Pen and Denim Fabric Technique to give the texture of denim xx

The Background I stamped using a few of my Visible Image Stamps ....
Brick Background
Max Rocks Set (You Rock)
Jake Skates Set (small stars & Awesome Dude)
Molly Rules Set (barbed wire & Naughty&nice)
Skull & Star

The 'Fail to Bail' Graffiti was hand drawn by me

I mounted the Background onto Black Mirror Board by Creata and then fixed to an A5 Cardblank. I cut the Digi out by hand and fixed to the card front xxx

I hope you like my card xx please visit The Stamping Chef BLOG to see the amazing Projects by the brilliant Design Team all the Projects are so so different and very very cool x

Luv & Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx
TSC - DT

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Busy Busy - A few Samples I made for Carley's Creata Show this week xx

Wow what a busy week i have had in Kraft Korner making Samples for the Creata Show and A few other Design Team Projects too.

I wanted to share a few of my fave samples from this week with you


This Candle I decorated using the Butterfly Stamps from this weeks show - I stamped onto Tissue Paper and coloured with Copic Markers I then used a heat gun and Greaseproof paper to fix to candle x


Made using Digi by The Stamping Chef called 'The Mane Event' I also used Creata Papers, Creata Mirror Board and Joycrafts Dies available from Creata x


Made using Creata Butterfly Stamps, Creata Mirror Board, Creata Papers and Joycrafts Dies available from Creata


Made using Digi by The Stamping Chef called 'Fighter' also used Creata double sided papers, Creata Mirror Board and Joycrafts Dies available from Creata


Made using Digi by The Stamping Chef 'Howdy Baby' also using Creata Papers, Creata Mirror Board and Joycrafts Die available from Creata

You can buy these Digi's from The Stamping Chef HERE

Dont Forget to Join the Creata & Carley Facebook GROUP

And the TSC Recipes Facebook GROUP

I hope you like the cards i have shared today I hope you visit again soon xxx

Luv & Krafty Hugs
Kerrie
xxx

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Spots & Stripes - New Challenge at The Stamping Chef

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr how are you all now that Autumn has definately arrived - I hope you are all wrapped up warm and tucked up in Kraft Area's creating hehe well if you are i have the perfect Challenge for you to enter it is a New Challenge over at The Stamping Chef Challenge BLOG

The Theme is Spots & Stripes and the Design Team have been working hard on their Projects to show off some of the Brilliant Digital Stamps by Tamara (The Stamping Chef herself)

Here is my Project for the Challenge


I chose to use 'Fighter' as it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and at The Stamping Chef we have been making with the specially drawn images by Tamara as her way of raising awareness x - you get Fighter -  HERE check out the Store for the other amazing Images for this special month too xx

I have used Creata Products on my card so that I add this to my Samples for the Creata show 1pm on Create&Craft.tv xx

Recipe

Digi coloured with Copic Markers (I added spots to bandana with Sakura white pen)
Creata double sided paper pad
Creata Mirror Board (black)
Creata Clock Die
Creata Flourish Die
Creata Flower Die
Creata Bird Die
Buttons from my stash

Dont forget to visit and join the Facebook Recipes GROUP where we have weekly challenges the Image for this week's challenge is called 'Mane Event' you can now get her at a discounted price to enter into the challenge until Sunday the winner of the challenge gets to choose a Digi of their choice from the store

Here is my Project for the Recipes Challenge this week


I really love her Hair xxx

I hope you like my Projects today and i hope to see you again soon

Luv & Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx
TSC - DT

Monday, 7 October 2013

Besties Challenge - Paper Piecing

Today has been a very cold and grey day here and its taken me a while to feel up to doing much at all but I'm here to share a project with you made for the New Challenge over at the UK Besties Challenge BLOG - dont forget to visit the blog to see all the details for entering the Challenge xx

The Challenge theme is Paper Piecing this is a technique where you print a digi or stamp an image onto various papers and then careful cut out parts to glue onto a Copy of the Image but doing this you can create fabric and patterned panels easily i.e: a dress or pretty top etc x

Here is my project I created using the Carley Duff DT Besties Images (which Gill has merged into one digi for us)


I have used some papers printed from Docrafts Digital Designer 'Papermania Capsule' collection all in the colourway Heather - i printed the digi 5 times once on each sheet of patterned paper and once onto Rymans cardstock - I then cut out various clothing items from the patterned print outs to make up the outfits of the 4 Images and even Carleys Bandana. the colouring was using Copic Markers.

I chose my Favourite of the patterend papers as the backing paper and mat & layers are with Kraft Card and purple Mirror Board both from Creata.

I die cut 4 corners using Mirror Board and Die by Joycrafts available from Creata.

I finished the card with paper roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I hope you like my card and i hope you visit again soon

Luv & Hugs
Kerrie DT
x x x

Saturday, 5 October 2013

My First Guest Designer Post for 'My Time To Craft' Challenge Blog

Good Morning all such a grey day out but that is good for me as means more time to Craft xx

Today i would like to share with you a project I made for my first Guest Designer Spot over at the
My Time To Craft CHALLENGE BLOG where my friend Shell invited me such a lovely Blog Challenge purely for fun and a great confidence boost if you are picked for the TOP3 xxx

The Challenge Theme this time is 'Shabby Chic' which i have had a lot of fun with

Here is my Project


Recipe

Digi from The Stamping Chef printed on Rymans bright white cardstock and coloured with Copics
A4 White Linen Cardstock - scroed and folded to make A5 cardbase
Papermania 'Rose Garden' 8x8 paper pad
Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'
Creata Mirror Board 'Dusky Pink'
Creata Crochet Lace Ribbon
Papermania 'Lucy Cromwell' Sentiments pack
Flat Back Pearls from 'Home Bargains'
Big Button from my stash x


I trimmed the Stripey Paper to a few mm smaller than the cardbase and distressed the edges using a small pair of scissors and fixed this to card front using Collal All purpose glue.

The floral paper I cut to 12.5x1.5cm and inked the edges with Distress Ink. I then mtt & layered with Mirror board. I trimmed the remaining strip from the stripey paper to fit across the floral panel then wrapped two lengths of Crochet Ribbon at the top and bottom of the strip. I fixed this panel to the card front using thin Foam Tape.

After colouring the Digi with Copic Markers I trimmed this topper to 8.5x16cm, inked the Edges with Distress Ink and mat & layered with Mirror Board. I fixed this to the card front with thick Foam Tape.

To make the rosette i cut a length of Crochet Lace ribbon and pulled one of the threads in the flat edge in on both edges to gather the lace the tied a knot to hold, I trimmed one thread off the used the other to stithc the two edges of crochet lace together then tied off an trimmed the thread. I fixed this to top corner of the card with Pinflair Glue Gel and Fixed  button in the centre with Glue Gel too.

The Sentiment I mat & layer first with Floral Paper then with Mirror Board and attached with Glue Gel. I finished the card with some flat backed pearls xx

I hope you like my card i really enjoyed making it the soft colours and the shabbiness is very different from tha cards i make often so i think i would like to make cards like this more often

Thank you for visiting me today and i do hope you visit again soon

Luv & Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx



Friday, 4 October 2013

New Release Day over at The Stamping Chef xxxx

Ooooh its getting colder outside now brrrrrrr time to wrap up warm but its also nearly time for Thanksgiving so today's New Release is just in time to get those special cards made up and what better than a gorgeous new image by The Stamping Chef to help i know you have all been loving these images so cheeky and saucy and great for my cards for your family and friends

I am extremely Chuffed to have the Honour of working with these Gorgeous Digital Stamps by the Amazing Talented Tamara Van Wijk xxxxxx

So here she is.....'Leg or Breast?' asks this Cheeky Girl xx


You can get her HERE at 20% Discount Throughout this Weekend xx

Here is the Card I made with this Beauty


Digi printed onto Ryman's bright white cardstick and coloured with Copic Markers

I have used Creata Papers and Mirror Board for the Matt&Layers and the Die Cut Leaves

The Leaves are all from Dies by Joycrafts available from Creataonline

I chose the Decoupage from a Glittered Decoupage Book from Creata because i thought it looked a bit like a Harvest Cornucopia

I do hope you like my card i hope to read your comments

Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you have time to stop by The Stamping Chef BLOG to see the amazing projects by the rest of the talented Design Team xx

Luv & Hugs
Kerrie xx

TSC - DT






Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Creative Moment Challenge - OWLS

Today begins a new  Challenge over at the Creative Moments Challenge BLOG

The Theme is Autumn or Anything Goes

and our Sponser is Delicious Doodles you can visit them HERE

Here is My Card for the Challenge


I chose to use the Image Olyvia

I coloured her with Copic Markers

Matt & Layering with Creata Papers and Creata Mirror Board in salmon pink

Sentiment from Wellington Bear set

Organza ribbon and gems from my stash

Owl Button from a friend x

we hope you will visit the blog and enter there are great digis prizes for the winner

Lu & kraft Hugs Kerrie xxx DT
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