Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Paper Rose Tutorial xx

I made a wedding card this morning with 4 handmade paper roses on the front and i was asked how they were made so i thought a blog tutorial would help xx

 First choose 3 Blossom dies all 1 size larger than each other and die cut them using a Die Cutting Machine.

 Next using a small pair of scissors cut the largest one from edge to the middle - then the 2 smaller ones cut out a section as shown, discard one of the tiny sections

 Next apply tacky glue to 1 petal on each the 3 larger pieces.

 Bend each piece over and stick the end 2 petals together.
Using a pair of gripper tweezers curl over the edges of each petal on all 3 larger pieces.
Apply a blob of tacky glue to the middle of the largest piece.
Attach the next largest piece
and hold in place with your
finger until the glue sticks.

Repeat with the next smallest piece.

Now take the smallest piece from earlier, curl over the edges and sniap away the corner.

 Holding the gripper tweezers on the edge.
 Curl this piece around the tweezers and apply tacky glue to the edge.
 Hold on the end of the tweezers until the glue sticks.
You will have a tight curl that looks like a bud.
Apply a blog of tacky glue to the centre of the paper rose.

Hold the tiny bud in place with your finger until the glue sticks.

This is the finished paper rose.

I hope you have found this Tutorial useful thank you for reading and i hope to see you again soon

Luv & Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx

New Artistic Inspirations Challenge - Celebrations!!!

Over on the Artistic Inspiration Challenge Blog we have started a new Challenge this one is Celebrations!

This Challenge is Sponsered by Stitchy Bear Digi Shop the prize for the Challenge is a Voucher for there Shop xx

Here is my example for the Challenge using one the Digi's from the Stitchy Bear collection

I printed the Digi onto super smooth cardstock and coloured with my Copic Markers.


Scalloped Card Blank by Creata
Backing paper is from the Toreads CDrom by Crafters Companion
Purple Mirror Board is from Creata
Happy Birthday Sentiment stamp by Visible Image
Leaf Punch by Joy Crafts
Flowers Dies by Joy Crafts
Buttons and gems from my stash

we would love for you to visit the Challenge Blog to see the many other examples by the Amazing Team

Luv & Krafty Hugs
Kerrie DT

Monday, 29 July 2013

UK Besties - Blog Hop - Bring Me Sunshine!

Today we have a new challenge and blog hop launching today at MY BESTIES UK and this time its in the theme of BRING ME SUNSHINE - the DT are showing their inspirational projects on their own blogs as part of the blog hop that is also running in conjunction with this challenge. We hope you will hop along with us as well as linking up your sunshine card.

Here is my Example for The Blog Hop and Challenge

I used one of the Messy Bessy Digi's you can buy her Here

The Digi is printed onto Super Smooth cardstock and coloured with Copic markers choosing colours to match the Checked Background cardstock which is matt&layered with Gold mirror board and fixed to a cardblank. Another piece of the background cardstock has been cut into a strip which is half inch shorter than the backing then matt&layered with the bold mirror board and fixed accross the bottom section of the card. The flower are cut from co-ordinating papers using flower dies from Creata as are the leaves, sun and clouds. I have handwritten the greeting 'you are my.....sunshine' using a black fineline marker. Ive added gems to her hair, gold glitter glue to the flowers and 3 larger gems in the top left hand corner.

Luv & Krafty Hugs
Kerrie DT xx

You can still take part in the challenge theme and be eligible for our normal blog challenge candy too - we look forward to seeing your creations.

Challenge Prizes!
The Winner - You will receive 3 Besties digi stamps of your choice
1st runner up - You will receive 2 Besties digi stamps of your choice
2nd runner up  - You will receive 1 Bestie digi stamp of your choice

If you are hopping with us then please follow the hop links below. We have 5 digis on offer as a prize.
The DT have been working hard on their projects and each one has created their own unique style of SUNSHINE card which they are showing on their own blogs. You will need to hop to each blog to see their creations then leave them a comment before leaving. hop on over to each person in the line up, leaving comments as you go, to be eligible for the prize.

Blog hop Line up:

Gill (DT co-ordinator) - 
Kerrie -
Tina -
Sharon  -
Caroline -
Carley -
Abbie -

Thanks for stopping by today we look forward to seeing what you create for the challenge,  using the Sunshine theme, then link up your entry below and dont forget to stop by the Besties UK blog in  3 days time for the blog hop winner to be announced.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Surf's Up !!!!!

There is a very very wicked group on Facebook called 'TSC Recipes' where they run weekly challenges with a Digi provided each week for use in the challenge xx the winning entrant then gets to choose a Digi of their choice from the Digi Store - Here.

The Challenge Image is offered for Free on the first day of the Challenge and then at a discounted price for the rest of the week there is still time to entere so you can order the Digi - Here ... this weeks challenge ends tomorrow morning - then the new challenge will begin at 12noon UK time So go visit the group and check out the rules for this very fun Challenge xxx

Here is my Example for this weeks Challenge called 'Surf'sUp!'

I printed the Image onto super smooth cardstock and coloured with my Copic Markers and Promarkers - Skin E00, E02, E11, E31, Hair E37, Surf Board W1, W2, Leaves YG61, YG63, YG67, Swim Costume,Flower and Makeup, Promarkers, Carmine and Wild Cranberry. The Dies are all from Creata, which i cut from Creata mirror board and I chose (creata) Flower Forming flowers to match the one on the surf board - The Background is hammered cardstock which i have inked using Tim Holtz distress inks in ... Broken China, Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint. I then Matt&Layered this topper with Dark Pink mirror board then attached to a cardblank.

I hope you liked my Post today

Luv & Krafty Hugs
Kerrie DT

New Baby Card Order

This Baby Card is proving to be quite popular and i quite like making it 

I measured linen cardstock to 11inchx5.5inch and scored in half on the 5.5 mark to make a 5.5sqaure blank then to make into a twisted easel i scored diagonally from score line to the corner on one of the halfs - i then attached another piece of linen cardstock measured to 5.5x5.5

I printed a gingham backing paper from my Swalk Papercrafting CDrom2 (from Crafters Companion) this i then trimmed to 4mm smaller than the cardblank and matt&layered with silver mirror board attached this to the front of the card blank and then repeated for the inside panel too.

using two small scrap pieces of pink spotty backing paper i fixed 1 to each the front and the inside of the card. I stamped the Baby Image (Swalk stamp) onto super smooth cardstock and coloured with copic markers and matt&layered with pearlescent pink cardstock, I used a circle die with silver mirror board which i cut in half and tucked behind the topper. The Baby Name, Birth details and inisde wording were typed and printed from my Docrafts Digital Designer software x

I then added some baby theme embellishments xx

Friday, 26 July 2013

'The Stamping Chef' - New Release Day - LIFE IS A CABARET xxxx

I am so so so Excited about this New Release as its my First DT Post for The Stamping Chef too EEEEK! Anyone who has seen my cards lately would have seen several The Stamping Chef images appearing as i have become quite an Addict I can not help it the Images are so unique

Has been very Exciting to make a card and then keep it a secret to share with you all today xxx

The New Digi is available now over at The Stamping Chef store HERE and is availble at a 20% Off Discount Price for the Weekend Only

Here is my Card Made using 'Life Is A Cabaret' to see more examples using this Amazing Image please visit 'The Stamping Chef' Blog Here the Design Team are Amazing and the Examples are all so so different xx

I really enjoyed Colouring this Image - I printed her onto Super Smooth cardstock and Coloured her with my Copic Markers in colours to co-ordinated with my backing papers and layers.

The card blank is made from Linen cardstock I have become slightly addicted to it due to the lush texture x
I have used Creata mirror board in Black, Creata craft card and Creata glittered card/paper from one of the pads (in dark&light pink stripe) for all my backing and Matt & Layering. I then chose to use Creata dies for the embellishments I chose the gloves and Microphone as I thought they fit the Cabaret theme xx I also used the Vintage Flourish Border (and a few waste pieces from this as they are too cute to put in bin) the Flowers I have used are from Wild Orchid Crafts (another addiction of mine) The sentiment is a stamp also from Creata it is from a sentiments set.

All the Creata products I have used you can find at the online store Here

I think you can safely say I am very much a craft addict and I would love for you to visit again soon to see what else I have been creating.

Luv & Krafty Hugs
Kerrie DT

Monday, 22 July 2013

Creata Challenge #7 Colour Inspiration xx

A new Challenge opens today over at the Creata Challenge Blog this one is a Colour Inspiration Challenge below is the colour block to inspire you

Remember the Challenge Rule!
You must use at least 1 CREATA PRODUCT!!!
or your entry will be removed!

These colours are really fresh and zesty and I'm sure you will really love to make with them below is my Example for the Challenge

Creata Products Used

Glittered Backing Paper
Flower Forming
Silky Cardstock
Mirror Board

the 'On Your Wedding' sentiment  was a freebie with a magazine

the characters 'Bradley' & 'Emma' and the 'Fairytale' stamps are from Visible Image

I hope you will take part in the Challenge and there is a Blog Candy prize for the Winner xx

Luv & Krafty Hugs
Kerrie DT

Artistic Inspirations Challenge #51 - Dry Embossing

Yay I have been asked by friend Abbie to join the Design Team over at Artistic Inspirations Blog I am very Chuffed to join the team

There is a new Challenge launching today which is sponsered by 'Dr Digi' the prize is a Digi of your choice from their shop

The Challenge theme is Dry Embossing and so i chose to use an embossing folder from Docrafts 'Chronology' range

Here is my Example for the Challenge using a Digi from 'Dr Digi'

I have used papers printed from 'Barkley' - Everyday CDrom from Crafter's Companion, Mirror Board from Creata, Zutter corner rounder, pearlescent silver paper, Cogs embossing folder from Docrafts, Pocket Watch stamp by Visible Image and I have typed and printed the sentiment and definition using Docrafts Digital Designer.

I hope you like my first Blog Post as part of this fantastic team and I hope you will visit the Challenge Blog and take part

Luv & Krafty Hugs
Kerrie DT

The most cards made in one day for a long time xx

Wow it has been a very busy day in Kraft Korner I have completed a 15 teacher cards order, made a Boy Birthday Card, 2 summer cards for a card swap and made a Grandad Card for part of my DT work - Phew! Below are the Cards i have made

Picture 1 of the teachers cards order - all made using papers from Crafter's Companion CDroms and Crafter's companions Stamps - card blanks, gems and ribbons from my stash.

Picture 2 of the teachers cards order - 4 made using papers from Crafter's Companion CDroms and Crafter's Companion stamps, the other made using Papermania stamps.

Picture 3 of the teachers cards order - 4 made using papers from Crafter's Companion CDroms and Crafter's Companion stamps, the other made using 'Edwin' stamp from Magnolia.

Boy Birthday Card made using stamps by Visible Image

'Max Rocks' set (was demoed on Create&Craft 21st July by Mark)
'Ink Splats' set (was demoed on Create&Craft 21st July by Mark)
'Birthday Wishes' set

Made for a card swap - using 'Barkley' stamp by Crafters Companion, Dies and Papers by Creata, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, 'Someone Special' sentiment stamp by Visible Image.

Made for a card swap using 'Barkley' stamp by Crafter's Companion, papers & dies from Creata, Sentiment stamp by Visible Image, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and gems from my stash.

Made for my DT work for Artist Inspirations Blog - using Digi from 'Dr Digi', Embossing folfer from Docrafts, papers from Crafter's Companion CDroms, Pocket Watch stamp by Visible Image, sentiment & definition typed by me using Docrafts Digital Designer, Scalloped cardblank and mirror board from Creata.

I hope you have liked reading my Blog post and I hope you visit again soon xx

Luv & Krafty Hugs
Kerrie DT

Saturday, 20 July 2013

My 'The Stamping Chef' Challenge Card and some VERY!!!! Exciting News!!

There is a wicked challenge over on 'The Stamping Chef's' Facebook group 'TSC Recipes' it is called 'Raver Party' the Digi for this Challenge is available to buy in 'The Stamping Chef's' shop Here but if you would like to enter the Challenge for a chance to win a Digi of your choice form the shop then you need to join the group read the rules and request the Digi at a discounted price the challenge runs from Monday- Monday so you do have a few days left to take part its all a lot of fun

Here is my Example for the Challenge

I chose to go all Techno with the Digi for the theme and i am hoping you like it as i had fun making this one xx

I printed the Digi onto super smooth card and coloured her with Promarkers even her hair and make up have the lime green and pink in them. I have drawn lines onto a piece of black cardstock using Sakura Souffle pens in lime and pink for a strobe lighting effect.

The Matt&Layering is using the same black card stock, lime mirror board and pink pearlescent cardstock.

The lettering i cut using my Cricut 'Storybook' cartridge. I chose to use the name of the Challenge on the card and also 'text speak' NRG which means Energy! xx

I also have some Very Very Exciting News I have been picked to be a part of the 'The Stamping Chef DT' I am mega excited about this and cannot wait to get started making and sharing the new releases of the Amazing Digi Art of 'Tamara van Wijk' - The Stamping Chef

'The Stamping Chef' also has a 'Challenge Blog' Here which we would love for you to enter too the new theme for this Challenge Blog is 'Monchromatic on No Colouring' xx

I hope you have enjoyed checking out my Blog today and I hope that you will visit TSC and join in the fun over at Facebook and on the Blog too xx

Luv & Kraft Hugs
Kerrie DT xx

More teacher cards

Today i have been catching up with more of my teacher card orders and here are a few of the ones i have made

Products used

Popcorn the Bear CDrom
Centura Pearl Cardstock
Super Smooth Printing Paper
Gold Pearlescent Paper
Gems from my stash

Im about half way through my orders now for Teachers cards and then i will be making up the ones i need for my own children as they leaves their schools for summer on Tuesday xx

thank you for visiting

love & Kraft Hugs
Kerrie xx

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Very productive morning lol

This week has been a crazy one with lots of school stuff going on with end of year activities, school trips, doctors appointments and a passport interview, in between ive been making up card orders and Dt samples too. this morning I woke up early and got in some Keaft time beofre the school run as hubby had a day off work so he sorted the kids etc and i mananged to make 4 cards in 1 1/2 hours and still had time to put 2 plaits in both my daughters' hair and get to school early

here are the cards i made

for all 4 of these cards i have used stamps by Creata either birds or cakes
the newest Creata patterned card/paper pads
Sentiment Stamps by Visible Image
Creata Hammered Cardstock
Creata Kraft Cardstock
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Digi stamps by Sherri Baldy xx

Monday, 15 July 2013

Teacher Cards

I have started making up teachers cards for the school mum's this was one i made for an order but in total there were 7 of the same just for different teachers.

Ive used a 5x5 card blank, i printed a backing paper from my Popcorn Bear cdrom 'Kids' by Crafters Companion cut this to a few mm smaller than the card and matt&layered with gold paper. The Stamp is one of the Popcorn bear 'Kids' stamps which i stamped onto ssuper smooth cardstock and coloured with Copic Markers - more matt&layering with gold paper and fixed to cardblank using foam tape. the name and sentiment I typed using the Docrafts Digital Designer. I added a few gems from my stash x

over the next few days in between DT work i have orders for quite a few more sets of Teachers cards and i am aiming to make all the sets different xxx will post to blog once made xx

Bestie UK Challenge #2 - Pink,Turquoise&Brown

I am very very Pleased to be part of the Besties UK Challenge Blog and today we release the New Challenge

Click the Link Below to visit and join in the fun


The requirement for the Challenge is that you follow the theme 'Pink,Turquoise&Brown' and that you use a 'My Bestie' Digi you can get them Here

I would love to share with you my example for the Challenge

I have used one of Sherri's new 'Teacher' Besties you can find her Here

I have used papers from Crafter's Companion CDrom 'Angelica&Friends'

Creata Products used

Vintage Flourish Swirl Die
Italian Square Die
Scalloped 8x8 Card Blank

gems from my stash and flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts

DT Blogs with more examples below

thank you for visiting and i really hope to see your entries

Kerrie DT

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Busy Busy Week xxx

Im so sorry ive not been on here to blog much the last week - end of year stuff has been made between the 2 schools my 4 children attend xxx

But yesterday and today i have made a few cards that i would like to share xx

These first two were made from elements printed from the Crafters Companion CDrom 'Party Paws' - I chose and printed out a few backing papers, topper sheets and decoupage from the cdrom and then cut and arranged pieces onto pre-scored card blanks - ive added mirror board, ribbons and gems from my stash.

For this one i have used Crafters Companion CDrom 'Mulberry Wood - Everyday' I have printed out some backing papers and a topper from the cdrom - Matt&Layered with co-ordinating papers and mirror board. I cut the name and numbers from the backing paper and the shadow matts with mirror board using my Cricut machine. the flowers are from the embellishment section of the cdrom. Ive used a vintage flourish die from Creata, a greeting stamp from Visible Image and a large gem from my stash xx

now i had better get back to kraft korner i have a few orders to complete and Dt samples to start.....all will be blogged after xx

big craft hugs
Kerrie xxx

Monday, 8 July 2013

Creata Challenge #6 - PETS

Today a new challenge begins over at the Creata Challenge Blog - PETS

You can enter Here but please remember you need to use at least 1 Creata product and you need to link back your actual entry

Here is my Example for the Challenge

Creata Products Used

Glittered/Foiled Paper Pads
Clear Double Sided Peeloff's & Glitter
Mirror Boards
Leaf Die
Organza Flower Embellishment
Twisted Easel Card Blank

I hope you will join us for the Challenge and i look forward to seeing your entries

Love and Crafty Hugs
Kerrie DT xx

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Shabby Chic My Bestie's Challenge Entry

Im a little late entering this challenge but i wanted to share with you my entry

You can also enter this fun challenge Here

I made this card as part of my Creata DT work a few weeks ago and i think it fits the theme well

I have used Shabby Chic colours and vintage style crochet ribbon the Digi is called 'Messy Jessy' and you can buy her Here

Creata Products Used

25x25cm Papers & Matching Die Cuts
New Glittered Paper Pads
Mirror Board
Crochet Ribbon
Scalloped Card Blank

I printed the Digi onto Super Smooth Card and coloured her with Copic Markers

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Lady in Red

I wanted to share with you a card I made as part of my DT work for Carley Duff of Creata for this weeks show on Create&Craft

The Digi Image is by 'The Stamping Chef' I coloured her with my Promarkers

Creata products used

Scalloped Card Blank
Scrapbooking Papers
Mirror Board
Hearts Circular Dies
Blossom Dies
Vintage Leaf Swirl Border Die
Silky Card Stock
Metallic Card Stock

'Happy Birthday' Sentiment Stamp from Visble Image

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

love & krafty hugs
Kerrie xx

Monday, 1 July 2013

Besties UK Challenge Blog Release Day xx

We are very please to annouce the official opening of the My Besties UK Challenge Blog

if you would like to enter please visit the Besties UK Challenge Blog to see the rules and themes x (no need to live in Uk to enter)

The theme for this very first Uk challenge is 'Anything Goes' but you will need to use a 'My Besties' Digi on your card - if you do not have any then please visit the 'Sherri Baldy Blog' as there are a few freebies over there for you to use xx

My example for the Challenge

The Digi i have used is 'Little QT' and she can be found Here

I have used Creata Products to complete my card

dont forget to visit Sherri Baldy's Etsy Shop to see more Digi's by this Amazing Artist xx

We hope that you will enjoy taking part in our fab challenge which will run Bi-Weekly there will be Digi prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners xxx
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