Hello world!

I am sorry for not posting anything for a long time. As some of you know, I have Fibromyalgia (FM). And that has kept me in bed for the most of the last 10 months. TO try and explain FM to someone that does not have it, is difficult. Because you need to feel it yourself to really understand.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder.

Symptoms are unpredictable and vary for everyone, but they generally include severe pain, fatigue, abnormal pain processing, sleep disorders, problems with cognitive functioning, migraines, anxiety and depression. While millions of people live with fibromyalgia, many misconceptions still surround the disorder.


fibromyalgia meme: want to imagine what fibromyalgia is like? enjoy your symptoms.

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Hi all.. And sorry for the few updates . Life has just been “life” lately and taken a lot of my time.  I have done a little coloring and card making but not much. I have however made my first card video over on youtube… 🙂 woohoo.. And I am hoping to get to keep doing this in the future also. I just need to find the editing program i like.. Been using Movie Maker for the last videos.. but do not like it.

So, what this post is supposed to be about is the video I made. I made it for this card.. :

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The Image is from OpalManor, and is called Meow.
Opalmanor is offering free images, and there are lots of niiice ones there.. so I hope you’ll pop over to them and take a look.

The papers used are:

Doodlebug – Sugar Shoppe
Simple Stories – Snap! life pad.

I also used some orange bazzill that I had in my stash.. Not sure about its name.

I diecut the image using the CreaNestLies XXL stitched dies. I am not to happy with the dies.. they didn’t give much stitching to be shown. So I am guessing I need to try out another dies too.

Hope you like my video and sorry for not being the most professional looking vid. I am hoping to get better soooon… 🙂

If you are wondering about anything, just ask me, and I’ll answer as best I can. 🙂


Have a Great Week.

Hugs from



Color palette challenge at Kit & Clowder FB page

Kit & Clowder FB group together with Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps FB group, are holding a challenge.. 🙂 And You get a free image to play with. All you have to do is:

To claim your free digi stamp for the colouring competition please follow these steps:
1) Join the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps facebook group and say thanks!
2) Leave your name on this post by saying a thank you and please share the post!
3) Make sure you are a member of this Kit and Clowder group
4) Head over to the Kit and Clowder website (you must be logged in) and download the free link on the information page here: http://kitandclowder.ning.com/giveaway

Come back here and enter your colouring in the Photo Album!! It will be a colour palette so make sure to check the album..

the colors to use was after this image.. :



And here is my take on this challenge…

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My testimonial page over at Kit and Clowder… :)

SOOO, I finished my hair and skin class last night.. And thought I would share my thoughts on it with you.. 🙂


Before I bought the class, I was thinking a loong time about it, is it worth it? Can I spend that money on one class? And I watched a lot of youtube and googled, but it was so time consuming and I never really felt that I learned the basics..

So one day, I just DID IT..

I bought the Hair and skin class, and was blown away. Here, right in front of me, I had EVERYTHING i needed. No more looking for the right explanations. You start with the basic, shading and shadows.. and from there, all I can say is WOW. The depth of the tutorials and the videos to show you as you learn to find your way trough the challenges.. Yes, there are challenges, NO you don’t magically learn to color after ONE video. But Alyce helps you all the way, guiding you when you feel stuck or that this isn’t working. She has a special capability to get you to see the positive in your work. and helps you to work with the challenges.

I was really struggling with negative thoughts about my coloring, until I understood that it wasn’t learning to color like Alyce I was aiming for. No, I was learning to color like ME. I was finding MY style and MY way to feel happy and satisfied with what I was doing. And THAT is what you learn in class. I have to say, I have bought my next class and my third one.. 😉 And even after completing ONE class, you still learn with the other ones. SO …. all I can say.. is I have NO REGRETS about buying this. I say to you.. GO FOR IT. Give yourself the chance to learn to be happy with your coloring. I am truly in a happy place when it comes to my coloring now. And here are my before and after photos. 🙂

From flat, to WOW.. (at least in my eyes, and that is all that matters for me;) )



2015 A new year and lots of time to create

I have started to color again, after taking a short break during the holidays. And for the moment I am finishing up my Skin & hair class over at Kit & Clowder. I just LOVE those classes. And Alyce is a great teacher..  Here are my 2015 coloring start. 😉


Images from The Greeting Farm
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Images From: Some Odd Girl
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Images from The Paper Shelter
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These last two images are from my skin & hair class. I am practicing No lines coloring. 🙂 I am still struggling with my hair flicking, but I am confident that with time, I will master the flicks.. 🙂

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Yay its Wednesday which means the start of a New Challenge here at ‘The Stamping Chef

Don’t forget that you do not have to use a The Stamping Chef image to enter but if you do you are entered twice into the draw to win 3 Images of your choice!! Why not visit The Stamping Chef Shop to see the amazing new creations from our Tamara who has been drawing up a storm the last few weeks xx


Massive Thank You’s! to all who entered last weeks ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge, we have had a hard job picking our faves this week they are all so gorgeous x Before we show you this weeks Design Team Inspiration let first announce last weeks Winners….

Lucy Patrick #25

#1 super smexy

Massive Congratulations to you Hunnie, please snag your ‘Super Smexy’ Badge for your blog. Then visit The Stamping Chef Shop to choose your 3 Images, email your choices to….kerriebrown1980@gmail.com with TSC Winner in the subject bar – I will get them over to you ASAP xx Our other winners are…

Karin #9

#2 perfect pin up

Dewi #21

#3 qutest quirk

This weeks The Stamping Chef  ‘Pick of the Week’ goes to…

Vannessa #11

#4 pick of the week

Huge Congratulations to our winners this week, Don’t forget to snag your Blog Badges! Now onto some Awesome Inspiration from the Design Team…

Amanda – using Tabitha


Kerrie – using Through the Rabbit Hole


Jackie – using Better Than Tarzan


Bettina – using Stacey Spectacular


Jill – using Terri


Deanne – using Smexy Sasha


Tanja – using DIY Dayna


Awesome creations ladies Thank You xx

Remember if you are using a The Stamping Chef Image for your entry please put TSC after your name on the entry form as this makes it easier for us to spot you x

Also please remember no more than 3 entries per person per challenge – Thank You xx


If you would like to join in this week, you have until Tuesday 13th May at 6pm UK time to get those entries in

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Kjære pappa!

Jeg kan ikke tro det. Det er så uvirkelig. Det er som en vond drøm, jeg venter på å våkne opp av. Du er ikke her lenger. Bare noen timer, og livene våres tok en brå endring.. Du hadde litt smerter på torsdag, men på fredag var alt bedre, så du tok med deg barnebarn og hans kompis på tur til huset i Kongsvinger. Drømmeplassen din. Som du trivdes der. Men plutselig på lørdag ble du dårlig.. så dårlig at du ringte til mamma, og ba henne ringe etter hjelp. Ambulansen kom, og tok deg med på sykehuset. Jeg, Kai og solena reiste med en gang fra Halden for å være sammen med Tobias og kompisen.. mamma reiste hjemmefra for å være hos deg på sykehuset.. og min ene storebror dro fra Oslo for å være hos deg… men vi var alle for sene. for bare 15 minutter etter at du kom på sykehuset var du borte.  Massiv indre blødning sa legen. Ingen ting de kunne gjøre. Antagelig så har hovedpulsåra i magen din sprekt. Vi ble alle møtt med dette etter hvert som vi ankom sykehuset fra hver vår kant.  Alt var en stor sjokk.. Du skulle jo ikke være så syk… du skulle komme hjem igjen… du skulle så mye… Å se deg ligge der, var så vondt, så rart.. du var liksom ikke du lenger.. så liten… pappaen min var vel ikke så liten? du var stor og sterk. full av liv, av meninger, drømmer og planer.  Smertene jeg føler er så overveldende, de er så altoppslukende, så tunge og sterke.. pappaen min.. snille, gode pappa.. ikke her lenger.. jeg holdt deg i hånden, snakket med deg.. ba om at dette bare var en vond drøm.. at jeg kom til å våkne snart.. men det er ingen drøm. . Sorgen gjør det vanskelig å konsentrere seg. Vanskelig å ha en tanke som har sammenheng med neste som kommer.Å skrive dette tar dobbelt så lang tid som vanlig, fordi jeg tenker en ting ett øyeblikk og i neste noe helt annet.  Kroppen og hodet er så utslitt.. vil bare krølle meg sammen i senga og sove alt bort. Vanskelig å finne energien og styrken til å komme meg gjennom dagen. Må komme gjennom dette, vet det, men det er så vanskelig å se noen vei gjennom dette. Må ta en dag av gangen, så neste.. og neste.. Men minnene om deg strømmer på.. og øynene fylles om og om med tårer. Det er så mye jeg skulle sagt deg, så mye jeg ville oppleve med deg i fremtiden.
Å komme hjem til huset på Lampeland var forferdelig.. Å se alle tingene dine, klærne dine, kjenne lukten av deg… det føltes ut som at jeg skulle rives i filler.. Å være her uten deg… men likevel “se” deg over alt. stolen din, røyken din, jakka di, skoene dine.. klærne som henger til tørk på tørkestativet… klare til bruk. senga di… Hvor lenge jeg greier å bli her og “se” dette er usikkert. Men jeg vil være her for mamma og Tobias.. de trenger meg, like mye som jeg trenger de…
Jeg tenker på alt du var for oss, en pappa, en kjæreste, en kamerat, en venn, morfar og farfar, fosterfar.. Så mange liv du har berørt med din omsorg, hjelpsomhet og vennlighet.  Jeg tenker på alle drømmene du hadde for huset i Kongsvinger, kjøkkenet, malingen, hobbygarasjen, verandaen… Og hvordan du så frem til å utforske området når sommeren kom. Om planene om å tilbringe ferier sammen i huset..
Viten om at jeg aldri kommer til å høre stemmen din igjen, eller få telefon fra deg, hvor du spør hvordan det går. Jeg kommer aldri til å høre deg fortelle meg at jeg ikke skal bekymre meg, at det ordner seg, for du skal hjelpe… hvordan kan dette skje?? hvordan kan du være borte for alltid? Jeg har lyst til å skrike, be om å få våkne opp fra dette marerittet.. jeg vil ikke mer nå.. nå vil jeg ha pappaen min tilbake… Du kan ikke dra fra oss enda.. det er for tidlig.. du er jo bare 67 år… du har så mye mer du skal oppleve.. så mye mer du skal gjøre…  du skal jo være her hos oss.. sammen med oss..
Det har nå gått litt over ett døgn siden du døde… ja, du døde, pappaen min…  de ordene er vanskelig å skrive.. greier ikke gjøre det uten at tårene renner.. for det er så uvirkelig.. de ordene hører ikke sammen… pappa død… de er feil… hvorfor kan de ikke være feil?

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Challenge #19 Anything goes…

Its Challenge Time again at The Stamping Chef a New Anything Goes Challenge begins today we really loved the challenge entries last week thank you all so much for taking part! x

This last week has been a busy one for Tamara our Head Chef! A Buzy Bee version of herself!, A Baker version of Kerrie! and a cute animal lover version of Shell with her Skunk! Wow take a look over at the SHOP! x

Before we show you this weeks DT Inspiration for you, Lets see those Winners…..

#17 Crafty Meerkat

#1 super smexy

Congratulations Hunnie, please snag your  ’Super Smexy’ Badge for your Blog. Then visit theSHOP to choose your 3 Images and email me with your choices to…. kerriebrown1980@gmail.com with TSC Winner in the subject bar, I will send them to you ASAP x

Now our other Winners…

#24 Rachel Gillham

#2 perfect pin up

#10 Rocio De Alba

#3 qutest quirk

And our The Stamping Chef Favourite this week is…

#2 Becky Hedges

#4 pick of the week

Congratulations to all our Winners! Don’t forget to Snag your Badge’s for your Blog’s xx

Just a few reminders before the DT Inspiration for this week

If you use a The Stamping Chef Image on your entry please add TSC to your name on your entry to make it easier for us to spot you xx Please also no more than 3 entries per person per week xx

now let’s see what the DT have Created to Inspire you this week…

Kay using Pinch Me


Christin using Fairy Dust


Floss using Rose La Rouge


Anita using Plenty of Balls


Karen using Red Carpet Reanne


Thank you so so much Ladies they are all Beautiful  as always xxx

you have until Tuesday 11th March 6pm to get your entries in

Have Fun! Hugs Kez, Shell & The Stamping Chef Design Team xxx

Dear Tamara …..

Yes, We know, You don’t celebrate your birthday, but, WE DO….   😀 cause we care about you and want to make a little something to remind you that we liiike youuu… 😀

Thanks to Betty for the gorgeous Image she made for Tamara.. 🙂 and I hope you like it… 🙂

I just want to thank you for letting me into your group and everything that has happened after that is also something I am very grateful for.  I hope my card has arrived, and that you liked it.. if not, here is what I sent… 🙂

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I hope you have a day filled with lots of joy, happiness and laughter. and cake.. 😉

So now, time to jump to the next one one the list..  Vicky Fortier http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/

SBS: http://simplybettystamps.blogspot.com/
Corinne Jones: http://wishuponascrap.blogspot.com/
Rachel Gillham Http://www.promarkerprincess.blogspot.co.uk
YOU ARE HERE..Christin Myhre http://www.christinmyhre.no
Vicky Fortier http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/
Kerrie-anne Brown http://cardsbykerrie.blogspot.co.uk/
Lucy Gregg Www.loopylass2010.blogspot.co.uk
Floss Crabbe http://crabbiescards.blogspot.co.uk/
Summer Hills-Painter http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com/?m=1
Trish TheDish Sakulich http://scrappintillthecowscomehome.blogspot.ca/
Katya Bess http://www.kattyxotica.blogspot.com/
Irene Chapmon Sherman http://irenescardcreations.blogspot.com/
Vanessa Bland http://slightlytwistedbutterfly.blogspot.com
Louise Mann http://louisescraftycards.blogspot.co.uk/
Sheri Scraps http://Mammasscrappin.blogspot.com
Celina ScrapVamp Matthews http://ScrapVamp.blogspot.com
Michelle Petersen www.ladyofleisureink.blogspot.com
Emily Shroom http://emilyshroom.blogspot.com.au
Jill Hogg http://cuddlyscraftycreations.blogspot.co.uk
Kay Mowat http://kaym74.blogspot.com
Jackie Randolph http://papermoments.blogspot.com/
Darcy Schroeder http://craftingwithdarcy.blogspot.com
Tanja Charles: twistedteecrafts.blogspot.com
Veronica http://www.artbyveronica.blogspot.com/