Monday, 30 January 2012


Hi Bloggers,
          This is just a quick post to welcome all of my lovely new followers, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and for helping to spread the word about Kraftyhugzz, your all amazing, i will try and stop by at each of your blogs and see your wonderful creations, but i just wanted to let you all know, i really appreciate your words of encouragement. So a huge Thanks to each and everyone of you..
On another note now i have reached 50 followers i will be posting another candy, so keep you eyes peeled over the next couple of days for a fabulous candy to one lucky follower.
Now there is a couple of blogs i want to mention, There are 2 absolutly beautiful ladies who have set up a new home for there anual link party, Celeste and Yolie...
You can view their new blog LINK UP FOR PINK and you can read all about why and what the blog is about too, its a fantastic blog helping to raise awareness about breast cancer and other cancers which is a very serious problem even though 7 times out of 10 it could of been helped sooner if only for regulary checking ourselves, this blog recognises that and is recognised by  the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, you can also make a donation via the blog,They also have various sponsors who have donated alot of crafting goodness to help promote the blog, you can see a list of the fabulous sponsors on the blog too, So pop over and check it out and dont forget to thank the girls for their wonderful work and taking time out of their hectic schedules to get this up and running...

Now another blog i want to tell you about is LIVA'S CRAFTS, WOW, this lady is fab, she takes old items and makes them into amazing works of art, their are tons of fab creations to check out, and theres sure to be something for everyone, she has also very generously offered some candy to a lucky follower, so do check out her blog you can see all the goodies she has on offer here,
Thanks Hunny..
So do pop on over to those very worthy blogs to show your support, i will be back later with a card, so bye for now, Luv N Hugz
Kenzie xx

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Another Freshbrewed Design Card


      Well i have so fell in love with FRESHBREWED DIGI'S and this is one of my favourite ones, i love the fact of how versatile it is, so i just had to make another card,
Is'nt she a classy lady.....
Embellishments-Guipere Lace,Handmade Flower
Computer generated sentiment
Glossy Accents
I have inked the edges of each panel to stand out a bit, added a bit of Glossy Accents to the mug, and made a flower using 2 mulberry die cut flowers and a chrysanthenum sprayed with purple tattered angels.
The sentiment reads "Chocolate,Coffee,Men....Some Things Are Better Rich."

So thats my 2nd card for today, hope u likee...
I am entering this card in the following challenges;
Luv n Hugz
Kenzie xx

New DT News....

                   I am now on the DT for the FRESHBREWED DESIGNS Crafters Cafe Page, I love Heathers designs, there lots of fun, and check out the new digi's, WOW....
Also new rubber stamps coming soon!!
I decided to make a card to honour my new position using Country girl, Shes gorgeous, Heres my card..

I made the flower following Heathers Tutorial
Coloured the image with copics
Added glossy accents to the candles
Dies- Magnolia tag and Border
Papers- stash,can't remember whos sorry..

I decorated the inside using a Papermania Cupcakes stamp.

I hope you will pop over to Heathers shop HERE.
You wont be dissapointed..
I am entering this card into the following challenges;-
Hope you like my card,
Kenzie xx

Monday, 23 January 2012

Another Magnolia Card...

Heloo Bloggers,

         I am back again as i cant sleep, must have slept too much over last couple of days, being ill really takes it out of you, dont it..
Before i go on i have a wee bit of bragging to do, My daughter Macka is a wonderful gymnast/dancer and has been doing really well in both her school gymnastics clubs and her dance class, well today she came running in screaming waving her arms about, me thinking something was up and she was hurt was going mental shouting calm down where are you hurt, to which she looked at me with tears in her eyes and said "Read This" while shoving a piece of paper in my face, Oh no i thought whats she done, lol.
To my amazement the note read.." Your daughter has been chosen for the Stoke Sport Partnerships 'Olympic' dance extravaganza and will be do a performance at the Victoria Hall,  i nearly fainted, She is such a great little girl, shes only 6 but has to put up with such alot, plz dont think i want sympathy coz hell she is the most strongest little girl ever, but she has arthritus in her legs,asthma and has lost 25% sight in her left eye but you would never know, she dont complain or anything, i just had to tell you all coz i am so proud of her, and shes worked so hard, shes always learning new dances or routines.
The pictures and dvd is being done by proffessionals and will be available on the internet and city council newsletters ect.. How exciting is that!!
Well enuff of that and lets get onto the card lol.
So i decided to ink up my sporty tilda, i love this stamp its so sweet, and it is great for the challenge over at Magnolia Stamp Lovers, as their challenge is sports.
Stamp-Magnolia Cheerleader Tilda
Purple Organza Ribbon
Mix of Paper Flowers-WOC
Mediums-Copic Ciao
Martha Stewart-Leaf Punch
Hat Crown Top Pin
I applied White Acrylic paint to edges of paper too, and a bit of glitter to some sections of the pom-poms.
Hope you like my card and sorry for Bragging.

I am entering this into the following challenges;
 (all of card stuff is old, punch i got 12mnth ago,never used it)
Hope u like it!
Kenzie xoxo

Mmmm Tried something new...

Hi all,
Well i have been a bit poorly last couple of days with the mother of all headaches, gosh it was agony, so after having a good sleep i am back...
I decided i wanted to try something a little different today, soooo after seeing loads of you making candles i thought why not, whats the worst that can happen.... Mmmm well i burnt myself, dropped the candle and got bits all over the 1st one, over melted the 2nd one, but 3rd time lucky "IT WORKED!!!"
Yeah.... so please be kind it is my 1st well 3rd try lol...
I used a Magnolia Tilda " Tilda with Daisy" rubber stamp.
Tissue Paper from my local Market.
Copic Ciao Markers.
Gem Flower Designs.
Heat Gun.
This one i am quite pleased with being has i have never tried anything like this before, the only thing i struggled with was what to put in the empty space as it looked quite bare, so i just added some diamonte gem flowers and made a bit of a flourish, this is the back...
So let me know what you think?
If anyone can help me with some ideas for filling up the back i would be grateful,
I am entering this into the following..
Thanks for taking the time to look and all your lovely comments,
Big Hugz,
Kenzi xoxo

Thursday, 19 January 2012

First DT Card For PCJ

Hi Folks,
        Well this is my first card as member of the Paper Crafting Journey design team and i have to say i am sooo excited, what a great challenge they have for us all.
So what is this weeks challenge... its FLORAL...
You can interperet this anyway you like with either floral papers,images or flowers, you choose.
The sponsor's for this challenge are SKETCHING STAMPER (site closed at moment)

For my card i used a new Tilda stamp from the new Crazy Love Collection, so here it is;

Papers- Magnolia
Mediums- Copics
Martha Stewart PATP
Flowers- WOC
Brads,Ribbon,Slider- From Stash
Computer Generated Sentiment
Hope you like my card, why not pop over and see the rest of the DT'S cards, you will be amazed, and be sure to welcome the rest of the newbies.
Good luck and Most important
Have Fun!!
Love Kenzi xxx

I am entering this card into the following challenges;-


                                        Love, love me do.
                                     You know I love you,
                                         I'll always be true,
                                       So please, love me do.

It's all about the hugging and kissing and daydreaming... sigh.
We are talking about that four letter word today.
If you are getting here from Gale's blog, then you are right on track. If not, you need to start at the first hop stop: The Freshly Brewed Challenges Blog.
Everyone at Fresh Brewed Designs has been creating and keeping secrets from each other.
You got it, even we don't know what the others got to create with! I will be hopping right along with you excited to see what is new and next on the list for me to get to create with.

The digi that I got to create with is called Valentines Sweetheart and you can find it at the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop
,under Holiday Digital stamps: Valentines / In Love
She is simply stunning, so without further ado i present to you.....
                                               MISS VALENTINE SWEETHEART
Is'nt she beautiful.....
Heres my card recipe..
Digi- valentine Sweetheart
Papers- Nitwit
Fence- Magnolia Heart Fence
Flowers- Wild Orchid Crafts
Gems,Pearly buds, Card from stash
Leaves- Mcgill Punch
Well hope you like my card.

Now hop back aboard the love train *toot toot* and ride on to your next hop stop at Stacy's blog.

While you are there, leave her some blog lovin' for your chance to win a SPECIAL FRESHLY BREWED PRIZE! You have to leave a comment on all of the hop stops in order to win.

                  To be entered into the following challenges;
                        Crafty Creations- Valentines
                        Crafters Companion- Love
                        Paper Creations Ink- Luv n Romance 
                       Really Reasonable Ribbon- Valentines Day Theme

Thank you for hopping with us at Fresh Brewed Designs
Just in case you get hit with Cupid's Arrow along the way and get a little lost, here is the hop order:

FreshBrewed Challenge Blog-


                                                                                            Hugz Kenzi xx

Sunday, 15 January 2012


Hi bloggers,

       I love Valentines Day so thought i would make a card and spread a bit of love, My daughters normally asks for about 5 cards on valentines day, dont know who they send them to, but its only a bit of fun, so when i saw this digi image cutie pie holding heart from the ever talented Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs i thought how perfect for a little girl to send.
So heres my card-
I chose a pink,red and white theme and i have to say she really is a cutie pie.
I kept it quite simple as i didnt want to overload and take attention away from this cute lil angel.
Papers- Sweet Wishes and Nitwit
Pink & White card
Nesti's- Scalloped and Plain Circles
Martha Stewart Lattice Heart Border Punch
Habico Paper Flowers in Pink
Red & White Heart Pins & Red Gems
Mediums- Copic Ciao
Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distress ink
I have inked all the edges with the Tattered Rose Distress ink & attached an "Love You" Sentiment, I made the inside pretty simple just distressing a square panel and attaching one of the hearts from the border to the corner.
I hope you like my card, why not pop over to Fresh Brewed Designs and take a peek, Theres something for everyone!
I am entering my card into the following challenges;-
                                      Ladybug Crafts- Anything Goes/New stash (new digi/Flowers & Pins)
Dont forget the candy i have, scroll down and add your name for your chance to win!
Lotsa Krafty Hugzz
Kenzie xxxx

Saturday, 14 January 2012

SOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello Bloggers,

                    Well i have been so happy today, at the week end i found out i will be joining the lovely ladies over at Paperplay Challenges in february to join their design team, i was so shocked being new to blog world, Then i received another email from a very talented lady who has asked me to join her bunch of fantastic girls who design on "The Crafters Cafe" thats all i am saying for now but i will tell you asap..
 After having a hard day today shopping for new supplies and a few " I need ems", i check my emails only to discover that the Lovely Lisa from Paper Crafting Journey as also decided to add me to her bunch of awesome designers, well they say good things come in 3's and their not wrong, i cannot believe how lucky i am and  i will not let you down ladies.
I am so grateful to you all for giving me the chance to make some lovely friends and learn from all the great crafters out there.
Well i am off now to make some cards with my new stash, well i had to treat myself lol...
Dont forget to scroll down for the chance to win some great candy, and there will be a surprise added as a little hello from me, you wont be dissapointed, ( see pic in sidebar to enter).
Thank you for all the lovely comments and emails supporting my venture into blogland,
See u l8a, Krafty Hugzz
Kenzi xxxxxx

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Sweet Baby Memories!

I so love this sugar nellie digi, it reminds me of when my eldest daughter was born, she was so little and when we had a picture took of her we had to roll up her clothes to see her little hands and feet, i dont know if you will be able to see properley, but she has her little hand under her head too, so after seeing this i had to have it...
So tonight has been mad, while trying to take some pics, my plonker of a mate dropped my brand new tablet on the floor, so now the touch screen wont work, luckily i am insured for 12mnth so am hoping i can get it fixed, if not i am sure he wont mind paying for a new one lol, NOT!
So plz forgive the pics, had use my old camera, heres the card;-
I made this using the following-
Papers- Magnolia (new)
Card- Coredinations
Image- Sugar Nellie (new for me)
Mediums- Copics
Embellishments-WOC Flowers, Pearly Hearts
Stamp- Lili of the valley sentiment
Nesti- Scalloped Circle, Circle and Rectangle dies
I have distressed and glittered all edges, and matched the inside by reducing the image to sit at the foot of the sentiment panel, i think the baby looks a bit orange but i can assure you its the light, i am not good with cameras and she looks alot cuter irl.
This is the inside;-
I hope you like my card today, i loved making it, old memories and that.
I am entering this into the following challenges;-
My new things are the Magnolia papers and image, i know image been out a while but only got it today, and i love it..
P.S  I have got a place on 2, yes 2 design teams , yeahhh....
i will let you know more when i do, but i can say i feel like its christmas again, thank you to everyone for the lovely comments, and taking the time to make me feel welcome in blogland, hugzz to you all,
love Kenz xx

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Some Candy

Hi fellow crafters, i have a few bits that i am giving away, as i have dupes, i brought a big box from a car boot last week and am splitting them up into 2 candy boxs, one now and one when i reach 50 followers.
If you would like the chance to win, alls you have to do is leave your name with Mr Linky, Spread the word about the candy and Become a follower, but please only if you like the blog not just to win the candy, Thanks so much, inc in this candy is;-

                                                  A pk of diamond gems
                                             Anitas gemstone wheel 3mm gems
                                                 36, 6x6 backing paper pad
                                                 Pk of 5, sq satin pink cards
                                            Anitas rectangle Glitterations
                                           Craft Creatives Decoupage kit
                                                  5 Heart doileys
                                              8 Mustard colour paper flowers
                                              10 Purple colour paper roses
                                               Hot pink and white spotty ribbon
And i have a few other bits which i will throw in too, thanks for popping by, dont forget to spread the word, love Kenzi xx


Hi all, sorry its been a couple of days, had some housework to catch up with.
I made this card last night after getting the kids in bed, its using the secret tilda stamp which always reminds me of my youngest, shes always hiding her things from people lil blighta!
This is the front;

Papers- Kanban glitter card, Eastern Treasures handmade decorative tissue paper, Core-dinations card.
Paper Doily,White Card.
Embellishments- Magnolia DooHickey tag  and leaf die, WOC flowers,silver pearl thread.
Mediums- Copic Sketch and Ciao markers, Tim Holtz dusty concord distress ink and tool for inside.
This is the inside;
Which is quite plain, a piece of matching glitter card, a border made with the MS doily punch and a panel to write on thats been distressed.

A close up of the image.
I am entering this into the following challenges;-
Hope you like my card, lots of krafty hugzz to you all, love K xxx

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


Hi bloggers, hope your all having a great new year, mines going okay now kids are back at school yessss!!!!!!
well heres a card i have made using a digi i got about 2yrs ago from a friend but never used, which is great for this challenge blog i found over at
As i am new to challenges i am still finding my feet but have found some great ones so far. So heres my card, so love this image shes so magical arrrrr... and heres inside....
I coloured the image with copics and matted onto brown coredinations card, i also used 2 of the magnolia backing papers which i have had for a while, some lace and paper flowers from WOC, a Tim Holtz clock die (i had that for crimbo) and some hat pins.
For the inside i matted the same magnolia paper onto coredinations, and added 2 magnolia doo hickey angel wings, a doo hickey plaque and a prima flower with pearly things and a small rose, and a Thank you stamped sentiment inside,
I am entering this into the following challenges;-
;I also have a little tip for you, i love the glitter card and acetate but i find the designs can be a bit flat, i make lacy glittered card/acetate by  following these simple steps;
1.First stick a sheet of double sided sticky a5 sheets onto your card or acetate.
2.Lay a fancy peice of lace over the top ( you can get cut offs for 50p a bag with about 15 different designs in)
3. Sprinkle one coloured glitter over the top, pat down, shake off access, leave 5 mins.
4.Then peel off lace and sprinkle a co-ordinating colour on top, pat down, shake excess off and tidy with a soft paint brush.
Pink and Silver look gorgeous, and the best thing is it costs about £3.50 to make about 10 sheets, the lace lasts for ages and so does glitter, you can also do this to make borders just use lace ribbon,if you want to die cut then just run thru machine before peeling the back off sticky sheet. Hope you have fun and find this tip useful..

So thats it from me for today, hope u like my card, lots of krafty hugzz, Kenz xx

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year

Hi  folks just a new card for you to look at, i made it using the Tilda with balloons stamp and some really nice backing papers i got from a craft shop.I glittered the edges of the papers and distressed them, added a doiley and some paper roses and guipere lace, gingham ribbon and pearls.
I also glazed the balloon and boots.
I decorated the inside to match too, hope you like my card, and you have all made your new year resolutions, mine are;
1. craft more
2. lose weight
3.learn to drive
Dont know how many i will accomplish but i hope at least 2 of them .
I have decided to enter this into the following;
totally papercrafts- time to party
fussy and fancy - happy birthday
secret crafter anything goes
anyway will be back soon with another card
ttfn, Shaka xx