Win & Tonic October Challenge 

Hi everyone. Just popping in to say that the Win & Tonic challenge is up tomorrow! 

I’ll link it shortly- but I’ve done an Autumnal colour scheme using Tonic Aquaflow pens and some White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter drops over the top of a Tonic Die. 

Do join in if you can; there’s always a great prize!!

Will be updating my blog with what I’ve been up to at the Alexandra Palace Knitting and Stitching show once I get back early next week! 

Keren xx

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October 14, 2017 at 9:00 am 2 comments

PaperArtsy Glitter Topic

Hi! Happy Friday! It might be a busy day where you are, but I’m writing from a hotel room during a Sewing and Stitching show to let you know about PaperArtsy’s latest topic ‘Glitter’. It might not seem the more obvious pairing- but so far, there have been some really artistic takes on the topic.

I’m over on the blog tonight with some beautiful Kim Dellow products and a way of colouring glitter with alcohol markers! 

See you over there! 

xxx

October 13, 2017 at 9:48 pm Leave a comment

Clearly Besotted October Release- Trimming The Tree

Happy Friday! I’m back with the last of the cards using the new release..the last for the moment at least ! I have some more cards planned with some of the other fab sets, but that’ll have to wait for a week. 

I’ve used the Trimming The Tree set which I thought was such fun. It’s temporarily sold out in the Clearly Besotted Store but Jenny is reordering it so sign up to be contacted when it’s back in or it can be purchased from Simon Says Stamp

Yes. As soon as I saw this set- and saw the ladder- I just knew the bunny was going to fall off it. It’s totally the sort of thing I’d do too! 

I’ve not really stamped on glitter paper before but found it really easy- I just used Nuvo Black Hybrid i and heat set it. 

It was an easy card to come together and reminds me to be careful on stepladders ( Haha!)

I hope you have a lovely weekend. I’m at Port Sunlight tomorrow so do say Hi if you’re there and I’m at the Quilting show at Alexandra Palace next week with Fiskars, so do pop and see me if you’re there too! 

Take care,

Keren xx


October 6, 2017 at 3:27 pm 5 comments

Tonic Craft Kit No.2

Hi there- in a slight change to the schedule, I’m posting some news about a new craft kit on the block and one that you might want to keep an eye out for when they launch No.3; the details of which will come out next week !

I was lucky to get one of these kits to play with and all the details of what was contained in there is here.


This is what I created and is actually from a really great assortment of products. If you’ve not got many products from Tonic, it’s a brilliant way to build your collection- particularly in Nuvo products. I also created a video and would love to know what you think of a kit like this!

There are other inspiration videos done by the team that you can find on the Tonic Studios channel– and I’d love you to subscribe to my channel too!

See you tomorrow,

Keren x

October 4, 2017 at 2:47 pm 1 comment

Clearly Besotted October Release- Crabby Christmas

Hi there! 

Thanks so much for joining me again today. For this project I’ve used ‘Crabby Christmas‘ 


Some of you live in an area of the world where you might have a seaside bound Christmas. This set would be perfect for this- plus for those of us that are forgetting why we celebrate Christmas in the midst of the busy-ness- this card would be a great reminder! 

I simply trimmed the coloured image out, cut in half and then positioned the crabs as if they were falling back from the snap. I added some confetti type details and it was a really quick card to produce! 

I’ve one more little card to show you tomorrow, so do pop back again! 

See you soon!

Keren xx

October 3, 2017 at 1:27 pm 3 comments

Clearly Besotted October Release Day 2

Hi! Hope you’re well. 

I hope you’ve had a chance to look at the new release. Today I’ve got a daft card using Build A Snowman

 

Here’s my card

It’s a snowman making a snow angel. Ha! And yes, I do have the Frozen ‘Do you want to build a snowman?’ tune on repeat play in my head!! 

Here’s the dilemma. As I was making it, I realised that in fact, he couldn’t properly create a snow angel as he doesn’t have any legs. I toyed for a while stamping his arms again as legs and decided the pretense of legs was less ridiculous than actually giving him stick legs; I mean, who has ever seen a real life snowman walking on legs? Don’t they shuffle?!! 

I created the colouring of the snow with grey pencil and then filled it al in with Nuvo White Blizzard ( which seemed perfectly appropriate!).

Hope you have a lovely day. I’m back tomorrow with a little more silliness! 

Keren xx

October 2, 2017 at 10:09 am 4 comments

Release Day for Clearly Besotted!

Good morning! I hope you’re all bright eyed, bushy tailed and welcoming in October. I’m not sure how we managed to get to October so quickly (😉) but it’s here and more excitingly- so is Clearly Besotted’s new launch! This is a real mix of styles, occasions and lots of Christmas sets. I’ve gone in full Christmas mode with a really cute set called Little Donkey

I simply love sets that are to do with the real meaning of Christmas. I wanted to use the hay bale as a stand-in manger so cut out a baby shape to lay on it. 

The sky was created with masking fluid and distress inks and a little Glitter Nuvo marker for behind the star. 

I strimmed finely some yellow cardstock to make it look like straw and coloured the doors on some really cheap thin cardstock that actually wouldn’t behave during colliding with Aqua Flow markers but left this fun effect that looks like pencil! Happy accident! 

The roof is just a simple triangle added onto a darker brown square and those little mice are the perfect finishing touch. The release is available from 10am BST in store and at Simon Says Stamp.

Let me know which sets you’ve got your eye on! 

I’ll be back tomorrow with some more festive greetings!!

Thanks for visiting!

Keren xx

October 1, 2017 at 8:49 am 3 comments

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