Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas xx

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!  As you know I was given the best present of all this year and its lovely to be a little family at Christmas!

This was the photograph used for my cards this year - she even gave me a smile :-)

and here is a picture of my little family today.  Ruby was Frosty the Snowman yesterday and she is now my little Christmas Fairy!  We are at my Mum's having tea with everyone and getting excited for tomorrow when everyone will be at mine for Christmas dinner.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 


Monday, 3 December 2012

Baby Ruby Lilly Marper xxx

Evening Everyone

After a very traumatic week I finally arrived home with my baby on Saturday. After a week waiting to be induced I was finally started into labour on Thursday evening and after 22 hours of labour I was rushed into theatre for an emergency c- section.

To say I'm relieved is an understatement, but here is a picture of my beautiful baby girl:

I am very happy buy so tired and sore. Thanks to the best Mum in the world i am managing to get a routine going but it doesnt help when you have a little vampire who sleeps all day and awake all night!!!


Saturday, 17 November 2012

Hello and an update

Once again I have been very rubbish at posting on my little blog.  I have been very busy over the last couple of weeks and have had lots of ups and downs with my pregnancy again!!!  I finally finished work a couple of weeks ago so I have been much better since I could rest up at home.

I am now 37 weeks pregnant and after an hospital appointment last Thursday I have found out that I am now going to be induced next Saturday 24th November at 38 weeks due to the complications and pain that I am now in.

On a plus side we did get to see our little girl again on Thursday when I had another scan to see if my placenta had moved and reality is now kicking in me thinks :-)

I am very excited, but very scared (of the labour!!!) at the same time!

I have been busy making lots of cards for orders that my Mum has taken for me so I am hopefully going to get them finished before I go into Hospital.  Other than that I am ready to go for next week!

I hope to post very soon with pictures of my beautiful little girl when she arrives and with some Christmas cards that I have been making over the last few months to get organised!  For once I think I may have done it this year!

Love Kerry x

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Making a start on my Christmas cards.....

Hi All

I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday.  I am having a very lazy day today for a change.

I haven't been well over the last couple of weeks and I have been signed off work with high blood pressure and terrible swelling of my feet and legs so I  have had to to rest at home.  Only 8 weeks to go and counting!

I have coloured a few images to pass my time and I have started to make my Christmas cards to try and be organised.

My Mum bought me this lovely Urban Stamp - Tulip Christmas which is called Mistletoe Friends and I love it so I made a simple Christmas card ideal for a couple.

I didn't use any designer paper on this card at all and I love the effect.  I also used a 7 x 5 card for something different because I always tend to stick to 8 x 8 or 6 x 6 which can get a little boring.

I coloured the image with my Promarkers and added some snowflakes using my MS punch.  The ribbon is from my stash along with the brown button.

I loved making the card because it was nice to do something different from my usual cute cards and it was a nice change to get a different end result rather than the same old, same old!

I am off now to have dinner and then get my feet up and watch some TV - I can't miss Downton Abbey or Homeland so no colouring for me tonight!


Sunday, 30 September 2012

Monster Mash


I know that it has been a very long time since I blogged; however things have been a little hectic for me.  I am now 30 weeks pregnant and since the last time I blogged I have been in hospital and had one thing after another happen so its been a rough road so far.  I always knew it would be, but not long now so I am just trying to hang in there.  I have 4 weeks left at work so I am on a massive count down till I finish because I am so tired.

Anyway, onto a card that I have recently made using one of the new Kenny K digis.  I just love this one because it is so fun!

Excuse the very poor pictures but its been a long time so I am a little out of touch I am afraid.  The papers are from Bearly Mine and are digis which my Auntie Chanelle told me about - they are fab so I thought I would give them a go.  The spider web border is my beloved new MS punch which my Mum ordered for me.  I love it!

I have used the usual stickles and my trusty spiders from the Asda which I have had for my Halloween cards for the last 2 years.

Hopefully it won't be long till the next time I blog, but at the moment I am crafting alot but I have very little time to blog with work and trying to sort the house out for the baby.  On a plus side Martin has finished the nursery which we are both very proud of so I may pop back with some pictures when the finishing touches are done!


Saturday, 21 July 2012

Hello and more baby news x

Hi All

Another long break since my last post, but I have just been soo busy!  I am now off work for 2 whole weeks to relax with my Mum and craft.  Martin is off the second week to get the nursery finished (hopefully!).

The last few weeks have just flown by and I have had lots of card orders and projects to make which have kept me busy when I am not at work.

Yesterday was my 20 week scan and I found out that I am having a little GIRL, a new crafty buddy for myself!!!  We are very excited and happy, but it was also a surprise because everyone thought I was having a little boy.

Here she is: -

I am back at the Hospital next week for another scan and measurements because they couldn't get them all yesterday because of her position.

Over the next few weeks I want to get lots of crafting done and get organised with orders and Christmas cards....... we will see if I do!!!!!

I have 8 cards to make for tomorrow ready for my Mum to take to work her so I need to get busy colouring!

Love Kerry xxx

Friday, 1 June 2012

Baby News x

Hi Everyone, Well here is the reason I have been a little hit and miss with my blogging..............
Baby Marper is due 8th December 2012!!!! I have had a rough few weeks with it but I am feeling much better now that I have had my 12 week scan. I am 13 weeks and very excited. I will hopefully be back with some crafting very soon! Love, Kerry xxx

Friday, 11 May 2012

Hello Everyone, First of all I just wanted to say a big sorry for not being around or dropping by my favourite blogs. I have been poorly and off for the last couple of weeks but I am feeling much better now - fingers crossed! Right, I need to say two very big THANK YOUS and the first one is to my fantastic Auntie who does a lot of nice things for me when it comes to the hobby that we both love and do together, but this week she has gone that bit further. You may have seen my last post whereby I was on the brink of ditching my blog because I had made a real mess of clicking buttons that I didn't know what they did. Big mistake because I lost everything. I had no idea how to get it back and was so frustrated with it. My Auntie Chanelle offered to take a look so she logged in and managed to fix it for me. Later in the week I then recieved an email while I was at work to say that the fairies had been to my blog and this is what I saw. How amazing is this???? LOVE IT! Auntie Chanelle had spoken with her Friend in Australia and this is what she had arranged for me! I was soo touched and she knows how happy I am about this. Secondly, I want to thank the lovely lady, Lynn that made this for me. It's beautiful and I love it - thank you soo much! Right thats it from me tonight, but I went to the Craft Box last night and treated myself to a few new maggies so hopefully I will be back tomorrow with a card. Ps - sorry if there is spelling mistakes, but I can't work out where the spellcheck is on the new layout - LOL Love, Kerry XXX

Monday, 7 May 2012

Help - So annoyed xx

Hello Can anyone help me with this new blogger layout???? I have clicked a button saying that I wanted to revert back to the old blogger (that wasn't the exact wording but I can't remember) and I have ended up with this horrible layout!! I can't see my followers or my favourite blogs. I want my old blog back and I just wondered if anyone knew how to get it?? If not, I am on the brink of just deleting my blog because I really ate this new layout!!! Love Kerry xxx

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

MDUC # 141 - Sketch


I could get used to being off work and crafting - I have managed to blog every day this week.

I have had a lovely day today with my Mum and little Brother. We have been to see Battleship at the flics and it was a great film.

I decided to have a go at the MDUC sketch and here it is:

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This is one of my treasured Magnolia's because she was one of my first oldies from the NEC a couple of years ago. She may not be everyones taste except mine and my Auntie Chanelle's but I LOVE her.

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I decided to colour her on kraft card with my pencils instead of my markers and I am really pleased with how this has turned out. My colouring may not be brill but I still think it looks okay.

I am going off to link this one up to the Magnolia Down Under Challenge.

PS - I have no idea what has happened to my post layout and I will have to try and sort it out later.


Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Mini Tilda Card


Last night I made a card with my pride and joy at the minute, my mini Tilda and Romantic Window.

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The papers I used were scraps from another project and I think they are Prima. I couloured the image with my Promarkers.

Excuse the big blob of glue under the Butterfly button. I think I got a bit carried away with the glue gun and didn't notice until this morning but never mind.

I have joined in the following challenges:-

Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challnge Blog - Butteflies

Simply Magnolia Challenge Blog - Sketch Time


Monday, 9 April 2012

Dragons Castle

For the first time in a little while I did lots of colouring and made a card just for fun yesterday. I thought I would have a play with my new magonolias that I haven't even inked up yet.

It took me an age to colour the castle, but I love the new Tilda that I bought yesterday to go with this.

My cute little pink dragon is also one of my new favourites because I think this is good for boy or girl. I decided to colour her pink so obviously this one is for a little girl.

I decided to make a gate fold design using my 8 x 8 cards and covered in brown card stock and blue crown Magnolia paper.

As I am on holiday from work I thought I would join in with a couple of challenges.

Totally Tilda - Challenge # 44 - "Happy Birthday"

Just Magnolia - Week 151 - Special Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes

I am off to colour more images because I want to try and cram as much crafting as I can into this week, but I am off to the pics tomorrow so that should be a nice day out.


Saturday, 7 April 2012

Happy Easter & Candy Tree

Well boy am I glad to see the back of my Easter Boxes. I did my last order today and I can't tell you how good it felt!

I made my last one a little bit different, but I still like it

Both the images are borrowed from my Auntie Chanelle but when my Mum arrived home from work today she had a little Easter treat for me and it was this chick maggie and an old ice skating Tilda - love them.

I thought I would share a little pic of my Hubby's gift to me for Easter. It's a Cadburys Egg Candy Tree!!

I love it, but I just don't want to eat the eggs now!!!

I hope everyone has a lovely Easter and I will hopefully be able to blog more this week because I am on holiday. Lots of crafting and shopping is in order.



Friday, 6 April 2012

Get Well Soon

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying Good Friday. It's the first day of my long break so I am loving it. I am going to do lots of "me" crafting this week.

I haven't blogged or commented because I have had lots of Easter Box orders that upon reflection was a bit more than I could handle; however the pennies have been worth it.

My Uncle isn't well at the moment and here is a card that I have made for him...

A little fun and quirky, but I love it so I hope it made him smile.

This Sassy Nurse is from Bugaboo and I have had her a little while. I love my digi collection!

Right, I am off to ink up some new stamps that I just haven't had the chance to use yet and do a little bit of commenting.




Saturday, 24 March 2012

Happy 50th Birthday Pops!

Hello Everyone,

My old Dad is 50 today & he is the best. Here are the cards I made for him. A little jokey, but perfect for my Dad because he ates my fussy "no face" cards!!!

My Auntie Chanelle gave me this idea with her card that she made for my Dad from Bugaboo.

Here is the one I made for my Mum

I imagine my Mum and Dad like this when they are old - ha ha

Here is the one I made for me and my sister and this is soo my Dad LOL

The only thing missing is the television remote.

Right I am off now because we are out today shopping and then for a lovely family meal later to celebrate.



Sunday, 18 March 2012

Molly Bloom Circus Train

Hello again & Happy Mothers Day especially to my Mum who I love to bits, she is the best!

Well when I woke up this morning to take my Mum to work, I just didn't want to get out of bed at all. I feel like I could sleep for weeks and I think the last couple of weeks have caught up with me.

Martin was going to football as he always does on a Sunday so he dropped me off at the Craft Box in Elsecar for my Molly Bloom class.

It was fantastic and here is what me made - how fab is this???

There was lots of colouring and cutting, but it was well worth it in the end.

I am going to give this to my little niece, Izzy for her birthday tomorrow instead of a card.

Right that's it from me I am going to relax and probably catch up with with my commenting tomorrow.



Saturday, 17 March 2012

Izzy's Birthday Party xxx

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I have not posted much this week, but I have just had too many orders to do & I wanted to get them all done in good time.

I have also been busy for the last couple of days preparing for my little Niece's birthday party. She is 3 on Monday and she was having a little party today. As always my Sister gave me a list of things she wanted me to make for the party.

I made a lovely bunting with Isabella's name on, but I will need to upload the photos of this again because an error seemed to occur when I tried today.

Anyway, here is my Sister with her eldest Ryley. My Sister tried a bit of face painting and it went down a treat. She was really good at it too to say it was the first time she had done it.

Ryley was Dracula but his paint seems to have worn off a little when this pic was taken LOL

Here is my cupcakes which went down a treat. I was up until 2am this morning making these for little Izzy, but they seemed to go down well, thank god.

Unfortunately I don't have a pic of little Izzy because she is a little madame and has her own mind. She does exactly what she wants to do. Even though it was her party she didn't want to have her face painted, didn't want to play the games and wouldn't let her Auntie Kerry take a picture. My Sister will kill me, but she is just like her - lol!!

I will hopefully be back with some crafting projects soon!

Off to drink some vino now and relax ready for my Molly Bloom class tomorrow!




Sunday, 11 March 2012

My Nan's Birthday Card

It's my Nan's birthday today & here is the card I made for my Mum to give to her;

I am loving my new Woodware "Mum" stamp and this will hopefully make my Mothers Day orders so much easier. I love the words and they are so true about my Mum. I added a Tilda and check out my lurvly homemade flower. Its a little bold & big and it doesn't fit in an envelope but who cares about that LOL!

I need to go into card making over drive this week in readiness for my Mothers Day orders. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Mothers Day/Special Girl

MDUC - Birthday



Saturday, 10 March 2012

Easter Box


Well not a great start to the weekend for me. Yesterday I woke up with a swollen eye that wouldn't open. After a trip to the Doctors and A&E it turned out that I had 2 infected cys' on my left eye - not attractive!!!

Neveremind, here is a box that I made with my Auntie Chanelle on Thursday evening. There isn't many projects that I plan/think about in my head that turn out how I want them to, but this did and I love it. This was what I come up with for a little Easter gift

The box I learnt how to do at a class last week at the Craft Box in Elsecar. I covered my box in Magnolia papers (6 x 6). I placed my magnolia eggs with a sentiment I borrowed from my Auntie Chanelle in the concealed lid.

I also added my cute little bunny looking in on the top. I finished off with some pretty ribbon and an old button from my stash.

The box is fulled with tissue paper and choc chicks!

I hope you like and I will be back tomorrow with my Nan's birthday card. I am really trying to catch up on my blogging.

I am entering my make into the following challenges:

I love Promarkers - Challenge # 107 - Ribbons & Bows

Simply Magnolia Challenge Blog - Bling & Bows