Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Tatty Twinkle Christmas

Good Morning All, I hope you are all well, today's card is made using one of the gorgeous Tatty Twinkle christmas stamps, I have stamped her and coloured her with my Graph'It markers, I used some fluffy stuff on the hat trim and as snow on the post box & on the ground. Xcut square die cut frames backing papers are from Do Craft the wooden trees are from Dovecraft die cut twigs and leaves are from Tattered lace, the doily flowers and ribbon are all from stash.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Christmas.
http://www.myperfectlifeuk.blogspot.co.uk/ Festive.
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Christmas.
http://stampedblessings.com/ Anything goes with stamping.
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.co.uk/ Cut it out.
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes.
Thank you for stopping by, I really do appreiate it.
Have a great day.
Kevin xx

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Creative Blog Hop

Hello All, I am back from my break away on the Isle of Wight before I went My Dear friend Teresa asked me if I wanted to take part in this Creative blog hop, I was ment to post it up last week but then we lost our phone line and Internet so I couldn't get it done and then went away for a break, so here I am now, Sorry Teresa for the delay.do visit Teresa's blog she is a wonderfully talented artist.

What I am Working On Now??
For me this time of year I am crazy making Christmas cards, this is my busy time of year for card orders
I make at least 300 Christmas cards every year and each year it gets harder to come up with new designs and different images to use but I do love making them all.

How Does My Work Differ from others In my Genre??
I love to colour and I am addicted to my fabulous Graph'It Markers with my card making I don't think I am much different to anyone else, I love colours all colours and like to stretch myself,I make myself use pinks and such, I only have one eye, so it takes me a bit longer to make my cards and things I love crafting I really enjoy moudling the salt dough figures and painting them
This is a Salt Dough Witch I made a couple of years ago.

Why Do you Create what you do??
When I had to pack up working due to my ill heath I was very depressed and really didnt know what to do with my self, So My beautiful Wife Heather said why not try some arts and crafts, so that is what I did, I started painting making the salt dough figures and Card making,, I joined Do Craft and got lots of inspiration form the ladies over there, and have just kept going, my dear friend Annette, said I should start blogging so I did and I have never looked back.
Here is one of my water colour painting for you to see.
Sorry about the picture but this painting is hanging on the wall in our living room as Heather loves it so much and it was so bright when I took the picture I got some glare.

How Does My Creative Process Work??
I get inspired by things I see, I love visiting other peoples blogs and seeing there work, I might get inspired by something like a colour or an image, and very often when it comes to painting I will be inspired by a plant or a view, I never copy any one elses work but I love seeing what you all make and take alot of inspiration from all of you guys out there in blog land and I love that we can all make our cards with the same images and papers and embellishments but they will always look so different.

I would like to take this Chance to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me positive feed back. appreciate everyone of you. I would like to nominate another great Crafter to take part in this Creative blog hop and that is you Tammy.
Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate it, I hope it hasn't been to boring for you.
Kevin xx

Friday, 24 October 2014

Graph'It Colour Challenge,Extra FX, Background effects.

 Good Morning All I hope you are all well, I have had a hell of a week, No phone line or internet until yesterday, I couldn't believe the wind could cause such damage, Anyway I am off for the weekend to the Isle of Wight for a 30th Birthday party and I wont be back until Sunday evening.
 On to the Challenge reminder, We are doing background effects,over at Graph'It Colour Challenge now for mine I printed my image twice,and cut one out to us as a mask. I coloured the background first using two colours I the masked the image and sprayed some mix it fluid, and used my blender pen to create a snow effect and I added some silver glitter pen, I then coloured my image and added a little frantage to bring a bit of snow to the front of the image,
Backing papers are from Bo Bunny, Marianne creatable die cut large snowflake, ribbon and poinsettia are from stash.
The prize is a fabulous selection of Graph;It goodies, You Do Not Have to use Graph'It markers to enter, you Can use any markers you have. I do hope you will join in with us, I look forward to seeing you background effects.
I would like to enter my card in to the following challenges.
http://inkychicks.blogspot.co.uk/ Christmas.
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ Get ready for Christmas.
http://www.addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/ Holiday.
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Christmas flowers.
http://nutcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/ Winter weather.
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 3 word sentiment.
Thank you for stopping by, I really do appreciate it,
Have a great weekend I will be round to visit you all when I get back
Kevin xx


Monday, 20 October 2014

My Besties UK Challenge Anything goes/Use pencils

 Good Morning All, I hope you all had a great weekend, Today we have a New Challenge for you over at My Besties UK and this time it is Anything goes or use pencils, I have done the Anything goes as I don't use pencils, so my gorgeous image from Sherri Baldy  is coloured with my Graph'it markers, Xcut round die cuts, backing papers from Forever friends, Crafts too die cut corners, the wee pram, the rattle, ribbon and gems are all from my stash,
For a chance to win some fabulous Sherri Baldy Images, you can enter up to 3 times if you are using Sherri's images if not you can enter once using any other image,
I do hope you will join in with us, I look forward to seeing what you create.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.
http://meetatthescrapperscorner.blogspot.com.au/ Bling it up.
http://mybestiesfriendship.blogspot.de/ Anything goes.
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Spots/Pink
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes with Pink.
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes.
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.de/ Anything goes.
Thank you so much for visiting, I really appreciate it.
Have a great week
Kevin xx

Saturday, 18 October 2014

We Do Doobadoo Challenge, Halloween

Good Morning All, I hope you are having a great weekend, today we have a new challenge for you at We Do Doobadoo and this fortnight its Halloween.For my card I have used one of the Dutch Doobadoo Shape art templates to make the card shape and layers, the image is from Polkadoodles I have coloured her with my Graph'It markersm backing papers are from Dovecraft & Joycraft, Hanging spider and spider web die cuts are from Memory box, I heat embossed the  Dutch Doobadoo stars and a wooden bat that is from my stash. Dutch Doobadoo products used,
 Now you have 2 weeks to enter, for a chance to win a selection of fabulous Dutch Doobadoo products,You Do Not have to use Dutch Doobadoo products but we do love to see them, you just need to follow the theme of Halloween.
I do hope you will join in with us, I look forward to seeing your Halloween projects,
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Halloween.
http://paradiseofstamps.blogspot.fr/ Halloween.
http://oddballstamps.blogspot.co.uk/ Halloween.
http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Colour challenge.
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Happy Halloween.
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.co.uk/ Halloween/Lots of orange.
Thank you for stopping by, I really do appreciate it.
have a wonderful day.
Kevin xx


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Go,Fight & Win

Good Morning All, I hope you are all well, this month is Breast Cancer awareness month and normally in blog land we see lots of challenge blogs supporting this cause,and encouraging awareness but for some reason this year there doesn't seem to be as many, so Girls here's a little reminder from me to make your checks. I was lucky enough to win this gorgeous image which is from Sassy Designs she is coloured with my Graph'it Markers backing papers are from First Addition, the lace, Doily and card candy are all from my stash and the sentiment is from Dude time doodles.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.
http://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.ca/ Cookie inspiration
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.ca/ Think Pink
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/ Think Pink
http://karleighsuechallenge.blogspot.ca/ Pink Ribbon BC Awareness
http://thecraftingcafe.blogspot.co.uk/ Think Pink.
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.pt/ Amareness
Thank you for visiting my blog, I really do appreciate it.
have a great day
Kevin xx

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Gem of a Challenge. Create a Scene

 Good Morning All, I hope you are all well, Today we have a New challenge for you starting at Gem of a Challenge and this time we want you to create a scene, now that doesn't mean we want you to come over and shout at us lol, we want to see a scene on your card, for my card I have used one of the fantastic decoupage sets that Janet has created, you can find them HERE you get 3 sheets so I have cut of the decoupage and created this scene.
Now you have 2 weeks to enter, you can win some fabulous Pink gem images, You do not have to use pink gem images although we always love to see them, you just need to follow the theme of Create a Scene. I do hope you will join in with us, I look forward to seeing what you create.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Christmas in October.
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.ca/ Pink Christmas.
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Snowflakes.
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything with a sentiment.
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes,(last Challenge)
Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate it.
Sorry my post has gone on so late, I scheduled it to go on at 9 am this morning, and went off to visit my Dad in hospital, came home to find my post had not gone on.
Have a great weekend
Kevin xx

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Brown & Cream Christmas

Good Afternoon All, I hope you are all keeping well, our weather is really funny today, when I went upto the hospital to visit my Dad the sun was shinning, came out it was raining, got on the bus sunny again, then rain again and now sun, but no rainbow as yet, My card to day is made using one of the New Bestie Christmas images from Sherri Baldy isn't she lovely, I have coloured her with my Graph'it markers,the hat color and cuff are all glittered but its not showing up very well. I have followed a sketch from Everybody Art Challenge, which was fun to do, the papers are from Dovecraft back to basics modern the snow flake die cut ring is from Sizzix the tree is from Marianne creatables, and the stamped bingo tickets are from Joy craft.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Sketch.
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ Christmas.
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Christmas.
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ Non Trad Christmas.
http://www.craftybloggersnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/ Christmas.
http://mybestiesaussiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/ Anything goes.
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes.
Thank you for stopping by, You know I really do appreciate it.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Kevin xx

Monday, 6 October 2014

My Bestie UK Challenge,Anything goes/Buttons

 Good Morning All. I hope you had a great weekend.Today we have a New challenge starting over at My Besties UK this Fortnight its Anything goes or use Buttons.
For my card I have used this gorgeous Bestie image from Sherri Baldy  I have coloured her with my Graph'It markers, Spellbinder rectangle die cut frame,Sizzix die cut corners Memory box die cut bunting, the backing paper was a freebie from a mag, buttons and sentiments are from my stash.
Now you have two weeks to enter, for a chance to win some fabulous Sherri Baldy  images you can enter up to 3 times if you are using Bestie images if not you can enter once. I hope you will join in with us, I look forward to seeing your Bestie creations.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Autumn.
http://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.ca/ Beauty of Autumn.
http://alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.ca/ Fall colours.
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/ 3 of same letter.brown, buttons, bunting.
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Autumn/Fall
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Autumn.
Thank you for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it.
Have a wonderful day
Kevin xx

Saturday, 4 October 2014

We Do Doobadoo Challenge, Christmas

Good Morning All, I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Today we have a New Challenge starting over at We Do Doobadoo and this fortnight our theme is Christmas. I have made a Christmas Teapot card.
I love this teapot template, all of the Dutch Doobadoo Templates are so easy to use, the backing paper is from Docrafts, cuttlebug snowflake embossed silver mirror card, Marianne creatable die cut Christmas tree, Memory box die cut snowflakes  stars from Dutch Doobadoo, ribbon, bauble & candy cane are all from stash.
 The prize for our lucky winner is a selection of Dutch Doobadoo products, to be in with a chance of winning, you just need to follow the theme, you do not have to use Dutch Doobadoo items although we do love to see them. I do hope you will join in with our Christmas Challenge.
I would like to enter my Tea pot card into the following challenges.
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ Christmas.
http://onecrazystampercom.blogspot.co.uk/ Halloween or Christmas.
http://hjcchallenge.blogspot.ca/ Anything Christmas.
http://christmasstampin.blogspot.co.uk/ lots of Snowflakes.
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes.
http://www.scrapyland-blog.com/ Anything goes/Die cuts.
Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend
Kevin xx