Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Had some Time Away-But I am back

Hi All

Just thought I best pop on and update my blog. I have not been very well at all for the last few months, had many days where I have not even really been able to get out of bed. As I type this I am still laid on sofa trying to get energy to go finish a card I have to do.

Can not believe how long it has been since I last uploaded anything.
I have not really been making cards, but a have made a lot of scrapbooks and am really enjoying looking back through photos and having all the memories come flooding back to me, it is very rewarding to be able to show the photos to family and friends and have them comment on the scrapbooks. 

I have also been changing around my craft room, changing how I have my pens, I have such a large selection of pro-markers now and a few spectrum noirs that I needed to do something about them. rummaging around in that box I had them in was driving me mad especially when they kept jumping out of the box, onto the floor and then hide from me. 

So I am going to update the blog with lots of photos of the scrapbooks I have done, change the layout of the blog to give it a fresh new look oh and finish my mother in laws birthday cards. 

Hope you like what is to come 

Hugs and Loves

Kelly xxx

Friday, 13 July 2012


What a week, first my husbands uncles 60th Birthday Party on Tuesday, Wednesday was mine and my husbands 3rd year wedding anniversary and then Thursday was my "sister" (she is my best friend but I call her my sister) Graduation from University. She managed to get a 2.1 law degree and Para Legal Status. 

The card I made for her, was using the glitter girls book a trix board. I created this is the colour of her graduation. (Navy, Black and Orange)
The image was stamped using one of Joanna Sheen Hoot Collection, and coloured using pro marker pens. 
The lettering was cut using the Cricut Machine. 
The flowers started as a five petal flower, cut again from the cricut machine and I hand made them into the rose type shape. 
To finish of the book was edged with fake stitches and gems.

I hope you like the card and any questions or comments are always welcome
Kelly xxx

60 Today

Hi Again

This week was also the celebration of my husbands uncles 60th birthday.

To make the card I used various different shades of blue card stock to mat and layer, the top card stock has been finished in a square design which I created using the Hougie board.

The image is from "Wellington" the "60 Today" is cut using the cricut machine.

The card has been finished with a fake stitch design around the top layer of the matting, around the image and around the numbers and letters. 

I hope you enjoy the card and as always comments are always welcome.


Two Anniversary Cards

 Hello Everyone, 

Two quick cards to share with you, it was my parents anniversary on the 4th (31 years) so i decided to make a few cards for them, the pink one is to my mum and dad from my husband and I, and the red one is from my dad to my mum.

The red one is simply a cream coloured A4 card folded in half to make an A5 card. The red has been cut to size and run through a Cuttlebug heart embossing folder using the grand calibure, the image has been coloured using promarker pens, and matted onto gold mirror card, the "to someone special" has been stamped from the same range as the main image (popcorn bear from Crafters Companion) to finish the card I added two lots of three red gems, and used a fine red pen to dot the background filling in the blank spaces. The main image has been finished using a stitch effect. 

The pink card has simply been folded in half, with the ceter strip run through a spell binders die, and matted onto dark pink card The image has been stamped using the Swalk range from Crafters Companion and again coloured in using promarker pens, this has then been matted and layered up giving the card depth, the finish has then been completed with fake stitch effect. 
The two hearts have been attached to ribbons, and put under the main image, the sentiment "happy anniversary" has been cut using the Cricut machine, and elegant cartridge at 2 inches. To finish the card a bow has been attached and three silver gems. 

I hope you like the cards, and again any comments are greatly appreciated. :-) 


Anniversary Card

Hi All

Thought I would share with you an anniversary card I made for my husband. We celebrate our 3rd anniversary on the 11th July, can not believe where the time has gone, it feels likes yesterday that I was walking down the aisle to my best friend.

The card is made on pearlised orange/brown card stock, as I didn't want the back ground plain I used the hougie embossing board and used 1/2 inch line vertical and horizontal to create the square effect. The image is matted onto white and cream card stock, and it is from the topper selection of Boofle from Do Crafts.
The card is then finished with a strip of spotty brown ribbon, knot and brown buttons.

My hubby thought it was fab, and for a male card I thought the colours went well together.

Thanks for looking any comments are greatly appreciated.  :-)

Monday, 18 June 2012

30th Anniversary Scrapbook

Hi All, 

Today I want to share with you some pages that I have made with the help of my husband (yes you hard it right my wonderful hubby spent many hours with me) for my mum and dads wedding anniversary present, last July they celebrated there 30th Wedding Anniversary and I thought there was no better way then to celebrate it with a memory book of over the years. All in all we did 30 pages, one for every year, with pages celebrating events that have happened with my mum and dad over the years. 

I used various techniques when doing then scrapbook, from paper pricking, stamping, embossing and of course using my wonderful cricut machine. 

I wont keep you any longer and I hope you enjoy looking at the pages I have selected to put on here. 

Any comments are greatly appreciated. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Kelly xxx

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Fathers Day Cards

Happy Fathers Day to all Dads

Well as expected I have created two cards for my dad and father in law.

I must say I am equally pleased with both of them, and they took no time at all to make, was just a bit of throw it together see what happens episode.

The teddy on the red card has been coloured using promarkers and prisma pencils, the cut around it is from hexoctagon nestabilities, the writing and the star are from the Martha Stewart Occasion Cartridge.

The second card has again simply been matted and layered and then the saying cut from the cricut machine again the using the Martha Stewart Cartridge as above.

Hope you like these, please feel free to leave any comments.

Any questions please ask.


Chester Zoo Scrapbook

Afternoon All,

Well my poor little blog has been neglected by me over these last few months. We have been having work done in the house so I haven't had chance to do anything.

We did get away in 2011 for our wedding anniversary and we went to Chester Zoo and I have only just finished the scrapbook for that.

I have used a lot of my crafting CD mostly Joanna Sheen Jayne Netley Meyhew, for backing papers. As well as this I have used my Cricut Machine on every page, I have 21 cartridges and I must have used something of every single cartridge.

Many thanks for taking the time to look any questions please ask .

Kelly x

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Having A Change

Hi All, 

Just thought that I would drop by seen though I have not posted since the 11th January. 
I have decided to take a step back in my card making and only do special cards and cards for the immediate family. 

I am having going to concentrate more on scrap booking, I have been doing this for a while now and noticed that I enjoy this much more then cards at the moment, so I am off to go photograph my pages and i will share them with you all soon.

Happy Crafting

Kelly xx

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Birthday Elephant

Morning All,

This card is for my husband, it is his 32nd Birthday today.

I got this stamp for Christmas and as soon as I seen it it reminded me off my husband so much, he hates wearing ties and every time he has to put one on it all ends up in a muddle pretty much like this poor little elephant.
The Stamp is from Crafters Companion, Humphrey's Corner range. I have matted and layered it using various papers, and  using a new set of Nestabilites, if my memory is correct I believe they are Labels 17.

The Card

The Topper

 The Insert

The Front/Back View 

The Ingredients
Humphrey Corner Stamp
Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridge Martha Stewart Birthday Cake - Alan, Border, Happy Birthday
Nestabilities Label 17
Promarkers - Oatmeal, Cool Grey 1, Denim, Leaf Green, Victorian Pink

I hope you like the card and you can get some inspiration from it. 


Friday, 6 January 2012

Birthday Celebrations

Afternoon All,

Here is a card I made between Christmas and New Year for my brothers Girlfriend.

The card is made using lots of new items I got for Christmas, one being the lovely Stamp from SWALK by Crafters Companion.
I coloured in the images using Spectrum Noirs again from Crafters Companion.
The backing paper is one from my stash so I am not sure where that come from. The flowers are from various places. The sentiment "You Deserve a treat" is of the same stamp set from Crafters Companion I have finished the sentiment with a corner rounder and two gem flowers.

I have submitted this card to the two following blogs

Lady Bug Crafts - Use Your Stash
My Mums Craft Shop  - Something new (or use your stash)

Thanks for looking

New Camera

Hello Everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know that please be gentle with me with regards to the photos, my lovely hubby got me a new camera for Christmas, and I am just getting to grips with it, the camera is all technical with loads of different options on it, so please be gentle and hopefully the more I use it the better the pics will be.


Happy New Year

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Well last years new year resolution didn't happen did it with me planning on up dating my blog at least once a week.. I can not believe the last time I was on here was in August...

I hope everyone has had a fantastic Christmas and a great New Year

Hopefully this years new year resolution off making more cards and updating this blog will happen this time.

Thanks for looking
Kelly x