Monday, 28 January 2013

Love - Tilda Blowing Hearts

Happy Monday Everyone!

I am back with another card which was made as a result of being up until the early hours this morning because I was dreading my Dentist appointment today.  After lots of worrying I am now without a wisdom tooth and it wasn't that bad, I suppose!

Anyway, onto my card.  Its an 8 x 8 and I have used some more of my new papers from Magnolia's "With Love" collection.  I really love these papers and have used them more than any other.

I have used my new Tilda blowing hearts and she is coloured with my Promarkers.  I have used my Spellbinder Butterfly and Banner which have been neglected for some time now so it was good to get them out and use them!

I cut Tilda out with my scalloped nestie and mounted her on a red doily.  I also cut out some post cards from   Magnolia paper.  I think they look really cute and effective. 

I added some stickles and distressed all my papers with Frayed Burlap.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Right I am off because little Ruby will be waking up soon.  She has her first injections tomorrow which I am dreading, but hopefully she will be okay.

I hope you have a fab week!

Love Kerry xxx

Monday, 21 January 2013

Up up and away Tilda

I am back with another card that I have made just for fun!  Its been a while since I have taken part in some challenges so I thought this would be a good time to have a go.  I was up while the early hours making this card because I didn't feel tired.  I should have been at the Dentist at 9.45 having my wisdom tooth out, but due to the snow I have had to cancel!  Perhaps if I knew it was going to be cancelled I wouldn't have been up so late.

I have made the card myself because I am getting fed up of boring 6 x 6 or 8 x 8 cards.  The papers are from Magnolias "With Love" collection called Rose Romance and I think I need more of this one because I love the vintage feel of it - so pretty!

 I have used my Up up and away Tilda (my only Tilda from the new collection) and my "you are so special" sentiment.  The fab pegs were an xmas purchase from Poundland - I knew they could be used for something!!  I have used my beautiful prize possession, magnolia heart die for the tag to lift the card out of its pocket which I just LOVE.
On the front of the card I used some pretty pink pleated ribbon from my stash with a Tim Holtz ticket and Cameo (top left)

I love this card because it came out exactly how I wanted it to and for a change it was something I wanted to make rather than for an order.

I am going to enter my card in the following Challenges: -

Right I am off to colour if little Ruby has a sleep this afternoon.  She has been so good over the last couple of days and has even started to laugh and smile!

Love Kerry xxx

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Finally, a Maggie Card....

As promised I am back with a card.  I have been trying to blog for some time now, but blogger isn't making it easy for me to blog in a rush.  I still can't upload any photographs and have now had to upload via Chrome.  Luckily this seems to be working else I think I would have given up!

On Monday I caught up with my Auntie Chanelle for a much needed craft day.  We haven't seen much of each other over Christmas so we arranged to craft in the afternoon while my Mum babysat Ruby.  Ruby hasn't been very well but luckily my Mum said that she was fine.  I don't think she would have said even if she wasn't ;-)

I was very naughty as I was meant to be providing the embellies for our card, but due to being back and forth with Ruby to the Doctors and then A & E on Sunday night I didn't manage to get them so everything you see here was provided by Auntie Chanelle, including the gorgeous image and honeycomb paper which she has now got me obsessing over (or should I say my Mum because she thinks its fab!).  There is lots of perks to having an Auntie that shares the same hobby, but its not good when she has everything I want!!! She is lovely and lets me borrow whatever I want though!

Bonnie was coloured with Promarkers and the papers are a mixture of First Edition and Magnolia.  I love the tone of this card and despite not buying this image, this card really makes me want to!

Just a close up of Bonnie.  I think I am going to let my Dad have this card for my Mum to give to her on Valentines day because I think she will be the only person that would really appreciate this card.  It would be wasted on Martin!!!

Finally, I couldn't blog without posting a little pic of my little lady!  It was taken at my Mums house last week and if you look close enough you can see her gripping onto my chain because the crafty little thing doesn't want to be put down!!!!  My little Max is also sleeping in the background bless him!

I hope you all have a great weekend, we are staying at my Mums tonight to save a very cold journey home later so a lazy night is in order!

I hope to be back soon with some more of my cards that I have made and have been trying to blog without much luck until now.

Love Kerry xxx

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

While my little angel sleeps I thought that I would come onto my little blog and wish everyone a Happy New Year even if it is late!  I had a lovely Christmas with the family, but little Ruby managed to sleep through most of it with me and her Dad opening all her presents!!  As usual my Mum, Dad & little Brother spent the day and night at our house.

2012 has been a fantastic year for me and I hope that 2013 will be another good one.  I am now on the countdown to my holiday in the summer with the family which I just can't wait for.  We didn't have a holiday last year because I was pregnant and we were trying to save the pennies!  Ideally, I don't want time to fly that much because I want to enjoy every minute of my maternity leave before going back to work in the summer.

Ruby is now 5 weeks old on this Thursday coming and she seems allot more settled and I am managing to get a little more sleep at night.  She still seems to be a bit of a vampire though!!

I have been managing to craft when Ruby sleeps or when Martin takes full control for a couple of hours at night and I have lots of orders to do.  I have been really good and saved some pennies from my Christmas orders so I am hoping to have a big craft shop soon with my Mum!  I just want to build it up a little more so I can get what I want without having to think about it!  Its also a shopping spree to look forward to!

My next post WILL be a card and I hope to get back into a routine with my blogging now that I am settled.

But for now here is a little picture of us on Christmas day at Mums.  Little Miss Christmas doesn't look amused........

and here she is fast asleep now with her Teddy Taggie blanket (photo is wrong way round, but I have no idea on how to flip it!!!!)
Right I am off to do a bit more blog hopping before Ruby wakes up and also prepare myself for Weight Watchers tonight to shed my baby weight!  I will be the size I want to be for my holidays!