Thursday, 16 December 2010

Christmas Card

This card has been made using a A4 folded in half cream card blank, it has been matted an layered with two different backing papers, and a further cream layer of card, on the cream topper it has a gold ribbon with a bow tied in the middle, and Merry Christmas cut out in gold pearl card, from the Cricut machine. The card has been embellished with gold snow flakes and a gold bow.

Christmas Card Gran

This card has been created for my husbands Gran, for this card I have used a prick and stitch template, the poinsettia, holly Christmas Wishes and the border have all been stitched, the topper is finished with beads for berrys, and matted onto green and red Christmas card colour, the full topper was then placed onto a white card base, which half has been backed with a poinsettia backing paper, the word gran has been cut out using my cricut machine and a red bow has been stuck on to finish the card off, the inside of the card was completed with an insert.

1st Christmas Card

This is a card that I have done for a 1st Christmas, for a little boy Oliver, I have used a white card base, matted with Christmas Red, used a snowflake backing paper in a off blue. and then use my Cricut Machine (Stretch Your Imagination, New Arrival, All Mixed Up and Paper Dolls Cartridges) to create the sleigh, baby, snowflakes, Name, and Holly.
The card was completed with an insert on the inside. This card fits a A5 envelope.


Well Christmas has come around so quick, I hope you are all ready for it... I am getting their....

Well I have been busy making Christmas Cards and Christmas Gifts (I will be able to put my gifts on after Christmas) but for now here are a small selection off my 58 home made cards that I have done.

Hope everyone is well, and I will take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year Now.

Kelly x

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

House Mouse Candy Cane

This is another card using the house mouse christmas stamp again with the little hamster and his candy cane, instead of making the candy cane the usual red, green colours i have gone for a gold theme on this card, coloured the images in using pro markers, but toned them down, the mice have been coloured a grey colour and the hamster a ginger type colour (pen used was coral i believe) the candy cane was then coloured white and gold. the image has been edged with gold border peel offs then matted onto a piece of the same cream card as the base card, this mat was then edged with the gold pen touch pen, and mounted using 3d foam pads, on a "wonky" angle to the card base. The sentiment at the bottom is printed onto white paper, then cut using a wave cut, edged with gold pen touch pen, matted onot cream card again edged with gold pen touch pen, and put straight onto the card base. The sentiment reads "way up high on the christmas tree 2 little candy canes winked at me, so i shook that three as hard as i could and down come the candy came hmm hmm good."

DL House Mouse

A DL card has been created here using the house mouse stamp with the little hamster and his candy cane on, the backing paper has been printed off from Crafters Companion Christmas Paper Craft Vol 1- and then edged with a gold border peel off. the rest of the card blank has been embossed using the Hougie Board, to create "diamonds" the topper has been edged with the gold pen touch pen, and mounted onto the card front half on the backing paper and half of it, the visable diamonds were they meet at the points have been embellished with three red gems.

House Mouse Presents

Again another house mouse stamp, this one is the opening presents stamp, the has been inked and embossed then coloured in using pro marker pens and lyra water colours, a backing paper with "merry christmas" has been added to the card blank in a diagnal manner, edged with a gold border peel off, the topper has four gold gems on one in each corner and the image itself has been mounted onto gold pearl card, the sentiment "hope your presents are filled with love and laughter. Merry Christmas" has been created by me, and printed out onto white card that has been distressed using a tim holtz ink pad. A ivory bow has been added to the corner of the card.

House Mouse Cookie

This is another off the House Mouse stamp range that is unmounted and brought to us by Joanna Sheen, The image has been stamped and water coloured in using lyra water colours and pro marker pens, the backing paper is off Joanna Sheen Vintage Christmas, and consists off cookies and such like, again where the backing paper meets the card blank a gold border peel off has been placed along it, the topper has been "ran" around with a gold pen touch pen, and mounted onto the card blank using foam pads, and a ivory bow has been added to the corner of the card.

Popcorn's Decoration Fun

This 6x6 card has been created using the popcorn christmas stamp were the little bear is in the box of Christmas decorations. the stamp has been stamped and embossed then coloured in using pro markers, the backing paper has been printed off one of the co-odinating cd roms the edge were the backing paper has joined the card blank has been edged using a gold peel off and to finish the card a small cream bow has been added to the corner of the image.

Popcorn Snow Time

This DL card has been created using the popcorn christmas stamp collection "snow time" the image has been stamped 4 times, coloured in using promarkers then decoupaged up. the backing paper is off the outdoor section of the popcorn christmas cd rom, the sentiment "It's Snow Time" has been stamped and embossed using silver embossing powder, onto white card, then edges of the cards have been distressed using blue ink, a wave border has been cut around it and then this has been stuck onto the front of the card using 3d foam pads.

House Mouse Fire Place

This is the first card I have made using this fireplace stamp brought to us from Joanna Sheen and House Mouse, the image has been coloured in using promarkers and a bit of glitter has been added into the fire and onto the whites of the stockings.. The backing paper I have created using Paintshop Pro, and it is the saying "t'was the night before christmas" the sentiment at the top of the card is the actual saying "t'was the night beofre christmas, when all through the house, not a create was stiring not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there" to finish the card off a small red bow has been added to finish it off.

Christening Card

A lovely christening card that was taking from the popcorn platinum collection, this was using one of the new sections "3d cards" the card is a frame card, and then the image is decopuaged up within the frame.

Plumber Fun

This birthday card was created for a friend who is a handy man, the image is from Joanna Sheen Loft Collection and it is Loft Plumber, the backing strip and insert was printed from the Messy Rabbit Collection, and it was Messy himself that was hiding the paper. The letters to create the name Joni was cut using the Cricut Machine, and then put through the crafts too embossing folder called spot.

All Loved Up

This card has been created using again the Popcorn Bear Platinum Collections the backing, insert and decoupage has been taking from the Romance section on the CD Roms.
A sentiment was printed and the coloured in using chalk with the saying "to a special couple on your wedding anniversary"

Football Fever

This card was created using the Popcorn Platinum Collections, the image and backing was taking from the Mens collections, backing paper from design sets, which the insert was also produced from and the topper was created using the MidSize decoupage.
A small tag with the greeting happy birthday was added and fixed in place with a brad.

Wedding Anniversary

Well this card has been made using the Popcorn Platinum Celebration stamp set, I have used the bottle and two glasses, cloured them in using pro markers, and glittered the glass to give some extra sparkle, the "table" was created using Lyra Water Colours, the back of the table was a line drawn with the fine line pen from the promarkers. I have mounted this onto a square gold pearl card, which has been embossed using a Crafts Too, spot embossing folder run through the Cuttlebug, a piece of ribbon fastened around it and a "bow" created then this was mounted onto a 6x6 card stock in white.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Holiday Craft Shops

Hello All,

Well just got back from Holiday from Devon and visited a few craft shops so wanted to share my thoughts off them with you, then if ever anyone goes to Devon they have a few shops to see them through.

Crafty Devils- Barnstaple-- This is a large shop and stock a range of products including do crafts and Tim Holtz, upstairs they are also a large stockist of Sizzix and a few Cuttlebug folders- I was however disappointed to see that some of the large names were not stocked, considering they class themselves as the largest in the area.

Just Traceys - Plymouth - Well considering when we went this shop had only been open for four months it was well stocked, what i really liked was that it had some of the big name companies in and also some up and coming companies, with some lovely stamps from various suppliers (un heard of at the moment ) and she had a large selection on Crafts Too embossing folders - Tracey was a lovely person who was eager to help and advise and she told me that she has a website under construction and they will be offering free p and p

The Craft Corner - Penzance - Spread over two shops, Karen could not have been any more helpful then what she was and I was very pleased to see that she stocked some of the big names Joanna Sheen, Crafters Companion, Cuttlebug, Tim Hotlz, Flower Soft, Do Crafts and then she had a lovely selection of again unfamiliar suppliers.

Creations - Helston - Porthleven- This was a little find, she was full to the rafters with craft items for card making and scrapbooking, wool, buttons, and a large artisit selection at the back of the store, I couldn't honestly say what this shop stocked as she had small amounts of everything - One thing i did see that out off all the shops I went in to this one stocked Clarity Stamps - The shop had a sale section were certain items had been reduced a lot and others had a little bit off, a lovely little find

The Craft Room - Newton Abbott - This lady was again jam packed with all different manufactures of items, she had small amounts of most people in except Joanna Sheen, the shop was lovely and she offered lots of craft classes/demo days...

Finishing Touches - Totnes - This lady was very helpful both on the phone and in the store, she was at the time with a sales rep but was more then happy to help out and answer any questions, again it was a large shop and stocked a variety of stockist, however the main names of Clarity, Do Crafts, Joanna Sheen, Crafters Companion were missing -

Well I hope this has helped someone out for future visits to the south of the country, this is something that I am going to continue with, every time I come across a craft shop then I will add there details to my blog, with feedback on how I found the shop and were possible I will mention what is stocked in the shop.

Take care and Keep Safe

Friday, 16 July 2010

Wedding Anniversary Card

This card has been made for my dad to give to my mum for their wedding anniversary, The topper is off the Do Crafts Forever friends CD rom, I have decoupaged the topper up, and mounted onto a matt off white and pink nestablilties shape, with the pink one been embossed using the cuttlebug machine.
The backing paper is a coordinated set off the cd rom, and the wording WIFE is cut from the cricut machine.

Anniversary Card

This is a wedding anniversary card I did for my parents of my brother, I have used the Do Crafts Forever Friends CD Rom Collection, and decoupaged the main image up, I have used a purple base card, and a purple coordinating backing paper off the CD Rom, three little flowers up the side and a happy anniversary sentiment has been stuck onto a cut out from the Cricut machine.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Update on Blog


I have had a bit of spare time today and decided that my blog needed a bit of an update. I have decided to go for the pink/green floral theme, and I must say that it seems pretty good.
Let me know what your thoughts on it are.

As you can see I have also been adding various cards as well, please feel free to comment on these.

Well that's me for now, keep safe
Kelly x

Congratulations Card

I have created this card for my best friend who has just found out that she has passed her first year at university which she is studying law. I created this using the Popcorn Kid Stamp Collection, and coloured it is using pro markers. The backing paper and insert have also been printed from the same cd, however, for the backing paper I have used the notepaper section and typed into the corner "Congratulations Sharni" I have used border peel offs around the notepaper section and to finsh the card off I have used a white bow.

Birthday Card

This card has been created for a family members birthday. For this card I have used a olive green card base (it is lighter then it looks on here) and using the popcorn mans collection I have printed the notepaper section in green, using the same cd I have also printed the pyrimage and insert using the green, taking from the card. The topper has been cut out and layered up, and then stuck onto a piece of white card that has been cut into a square, to finish the card off the I have added a peel off saying "happy birthday" and put three green square gems onto it. Also on the back of the card is a small picture of the layered topper (the back image is not layered up )

1st Wedding Anniversary Card

This is for my husband we have been married a year in July, I made a calander and for the month of February I used this image, my hubby loved it so thought I would use it for his wedding anniversary card. The card is a A4 easel card. I used the popcorn romance collection, for the backing paper the main page is a note paper, and the bottom of the easel is a proper backing sheet printed from the same collection the insert has also been printed from the same cd. For the topper I have used the stamp from Crafters Companion, and coloured this in used a combination of pro markers and lyra water colours, for the wording ALAN and the hearts I have used my cricut machine and the Dom Jaun Cartridge using the under pressure setting, the heart "stopper" has been used by cutting a die through the die cut which is a cut and emboss at the same time from "sizzix" in the shape of a heart.

Wedding Anniversary Card

This wedding anniversary card has been created for my aunty. to create this card I have used a deep rose pink card base, and printed from the popcorn flower collection the topper, insert and a notepaper, which I have used for the backing paper. Once the decoupage was dried I added some glitter to the flower and flower stems to give it a bit of glammer. For the sentiment I have used the Cuttlebug and the octogan collection of nestabilities, i cut this in white card and used a wedding anniversary peel off.

Birthday Card

This card was vreated for a male friends birthday. To create this card I have used a blue base card, a note paper background from the popcorn kids collection in pale blue colour and edged with silver border peels offs, the topper has been stamped and coloured in using a combination of Lyra Water Colours, and Pro Markers, the stars have been glittered, the image has ben cut into a rectangle with the corners rounded and the edges have been chalked using a pastel blue colour, to finish the topper off a blue bow has been added to the top left corner. For the sentiment happy birthday this has been cut using the Nestabilities, octagon collection, and has been chalked using the same blue as the topper, and the wording "happy birthday" has been put on using a silvere peel off, to finish the front of the card I have added three pastel blue square gems. The insert has been created using the popcorn kids collection to math the backing paper and a general happy birthday insert has been printed.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Birthday Card - Popcorn Kids

This card has been created for a friends birthday, I have used the Popcorn Kids CD collection printed out a decoupage sheet, decoupaged the image up using pin flair glue gel. The base card is baby pink, the backing paper is also from the CD, the main image is backed onto a square piece of the baby pink card, which has been edged with silver wave design peel offs. The sentiment on the card is pearly and the written is in silver at the bottom of the card i have put three clear gems going up the edge of the card. The insert is matching of the backing papers with a birthday verse. The decoupage image has been glittered using glitter glue.

Anniversary Card - MIL

This card is a card that I made for my Father In Law to give to his wife for their wedding anniversary. The base card is white and then I have matted and layered red and white squares with the corners rounded, I have then stamped a popcorn bear stamp, coloured in using Lyra water colours and Pro marker pens. At the bottom of the card the word "Wife" and the hearts have been cut using the cricut, to finish the card off I printed an insert from the popcorn romance CD put a bow at the top of the page and three red gems up the side.

Anniversary Card

This is my mother and father in law wedding anniversary card that i have created. I have used the "easel" style card. For the front of the card I have used the Glitter Girls Bookatrix board and created a two page book out of cream and pink, both pages have been edged with silver peel offs. On the left side of the book is a decoupaged image from the Crafter's Companion Popcorn Bear Floral CD. Down the center of the "book" I have added a bow at the top and then pink and cream flowers to complete the middle bit of the card, on the right hand side of the card I have used the Cricut machine and cut the words mam and dad out, and these have been stuck flat. All the backing papers and the tag stopper have been printed from the popcorn cd as above, including the insert.
The corners of the card have been punched using a fancy corner punch.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Fathers Day Card

Here is another card that I have made this time for my Father in Law.
Here is the card and the card details
This card is made using a pearly gray card stock, which has some backing paper from the Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit Collection CD 2 backing paper, the paper is black and white stripes. The image on the front is a vintage photo of a cricket match from a copy free image. The picture has been matted on to black card stock. Under the image is a silver peel off on black card saying "happy fathers day" Down the side of the image is three red cricket balls, which were made using a sizzix die of a dog called "playtime" this have been mounted on foam pads to give a raised addition to the card. The wording DAD has been created using the Cricut Create machine, and stuck directly onto the card stock.
The insert of this card has a verse on one side and a cricket ball on the other side.

Thanks for looking

Fathers Day Card

Hello All,

Well I can not believe that we are here already making cards for fathers day, it feels like it was only two minutes ago and we had Christmas.

Here are the details of the card:-

This is a card made for my dad, I have used a decoupage sheet from the new popcorn kids cd collection, along with a matching backing paper, the insert is also matching the image and the backing papers. The base card is cream. I have matted the decoupage sheet on to a piece of brown card stock, which has had the corners rounded off. The letters DAD have been cut using the Cricut machine.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Proud New Owner

Hello Everyone,

Well I am pleased to say that I am now a proud owner of a cricut create, I only got it on Saturday and already in love with it, it is amazing, so quick, and easy to use... This is the story of it.

I first wanted the cricut machine about 2 years ago, when my local craft shop had a demo day off different machines that she stocked, including the cricut, craft robo, cuttlebug, bigshot. I went with the intention of buying the Cricut that day, but was talked out of it and convinced the Craft Robo was the way to go... Well I got the software thousands of cuts etc and just could not get away with it, my mum bought it off me but she still had the same problems that I, and due to the both stated that we would not get another machine like it... We both still tho admired the machine, but thought that it was a lot of money and were worried it would be the same trouble that the robo was... Then along come create and craft with it on offer, and a very lucky mum who ordered the machine. Since seeing my mum's machine I had to have one... After 2 weeks of searching for a deal I decided to just hang on and keep my money until one that i really fancied come along (couldnt afford the create and craft offer) then on my grandads birthday the day before mine, I found my perfect machine, and was extremly lucky to be able to go and pick the machine up on saturday, and what a lovely lady I met who clearly had looked after her machine and cartridges, due to family and friends coming yesterday, today was the only chance I really had to play, and wow! I will post some pieces up once I construct some cards and scrapbook page's... my mind is over flowing with ideas...
Kelly xxx

Thursday, 29 April 2010

National Scrapbooking Day


Just thought that I would remind you all that on Saturday it is national scrapbooking day.
That's right it is the first saturday in may every year, so if you have not done your scrapbook or if you have not finished your page, why not make a start this weekend... The only problem is I bet you get hooked like me

Kelly xxx

Scrapbook Pages

These are four pages from the scrapbook I made for Alan. I must admit that I do like these for specially. This is my first scrapbook that I have done and must admit that I now want to do another one.

Boozy Badger

Using Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit collection, I have took an image from her "Boring Badger" collection, and printed it several times, I have then decoupaged up the image. For the bear head I have used the Paint "Fluffy Stuff" heated it up to create a textured feeling to the card. The pint of lemonade has got clear sakura pen on the bubbles, for the badgers eyes I have put on two little moving eyes. The backing paper is also printed from the CD and cut using a cutter with a jaggered edge cut. This was then layered onto a dark blue base card. For the sentiment I have used a free sentiment square that I got when I first started crafting (think it come with a magazine) and stuck this on a nestability cut image, with pin flair glue gel.

Popcorn Bear, Birthday

Here is a birthday card for Alans Aunt, this is a crafters companion popcorn bear brithday stamp, along with co-ordinating papers from there CD roms. The images have been coloured in using a combination of pro markers, cosmic shimmers and lyra aquacolours, and the greetings are sprayed with cosmic shimmer mists.

Hoot of a Time

This is the birthday card I have decided to do for my Grandads birthday. Taken form the original Jayne Netley Meyhew collection, is this beautiful owl. I have printed the owl on to smooth card, matted and layered him onto brown and cream card. Both of the backing papers, have been printed from the same CD, the first is off the owl repeated, and second is a further from the owl repeated. All the matting and layering has been finished with gold peel offs, and in insert has been created using the same owl image, with a verse from my birthday collection. For the greeting at the bottom, I have used a linked Happy Birthday Peel off and placed onto cream card, that has had Tim Holtz distress ink rubbed along the edges, (quiet hard to see on the pic)... Hope you like and you get inspiration from the card.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Quick Up Date

Sorry I have not been on for a while...

Whilst I have been away, I have got myself a set of Nestabilites, and must admit that I do love them, but would be hard pressed to buy any more, purely because the set I bought meets my needs for the time been..... Maybe I should re-view this in a years time and see how many sets I have then----

As well as this I have been doing a lot of research into the Cricut Create machine, all thanks to my mum, I have had my eye on one for a while, but after the incident with the Craft Robo, I was really put off, any way my dear mum, ordered one from the famouse online craft channel, and I was so lucky to be at her house when it turned up, and I think I can safely say that we both fell in love with it straight away... I have now decided to have a clear out and treat myself out of my birthday money... So the search began.. Must say that there are some bargains out there to be had, but you have to be careful off what you look at as some people describe things wrong and are in fact selling the older machine.
As well as this, the same very day the machine turned up at my mums, I broke my foot that night.... 4 weeks with a very nice pink pot on... Role on the 19th May when it finally comes off.

Off out on Friday night with the family for a meal, as it is my birthday and can not wait.

Sorry I have not done a lot of crafting lately, I will try and get some posts up off the cards I have done soon.

Take care keep safe
Kelly xxxx

Monday, 8 March 2010

Beaching It

Hello All,

A quick tip for you all to remember.

Whilst I was doing some card making back in January for my dad's birthday I accidently picked up the wrong pro marker, I thought I had picked up the light blue but had actually picked up the dark blue pro marker. I thought that was it, I would have to re-make my card. I then remembered something about using bleach to create sheep. So outcome the house hold bleach and put it into a small container with a thin paint brush, and went over the dark blue, using the paint brush along with a piece of kitchen paper, I picked up the colour of the dark blue, creating a light blue colour and hay pesto the card was fixed.

Another tip with bleach, try it with different colours, black creates a pink colour whilst dark brown creates a orange rustic colour.... go on have a try and see what results you can get.
(Please note that whilst using bleach all care should be put into not getting any on to your clothes, or skin, as damage to clothes may happen and skin irriation may occur, please read instruction of use on the bottle)


New To This

Hello Everyone,

First can I say thank you for stopping by and having a look at my new blog.
I have never created a blog before and as you can tell this is the first post to it.

Please give me time to get things set up, and I will try and get new posts on often for you all.

Many Thanks