Thursday, 30 May 2013


 Afternoon Everyone, 

Today I have another male card for you, this is a birthday card, but could easily be turned into a fathers day card. Don't forget Fathers Day is just around the corner. 

The card has lots of different things going on, bunting, die cuts, paper piecing, promarkers, backing papers, faux stitching. 

I really enjoyed making this card. Turned our nothing like my sketch that I had in mind, but isn't that always the way. 

Backing Paper x 2 
Die cut grass, star, letters, numbers.
Card Candi
White fine liner for faux stitching on grass
Black fine liner for faux stitching around topper, star and card

The challenges I am entering this card into are:-
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes - Wednesday
Creative Moments - Lots of layers -  Ends Wednesday 12th
I love Promarkers  - Use Dies - No Punches -   Wednesday
Creative Craft Challenges2 - For the Fellas
Party Time Tuesdays -PTT#122- Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Theme- Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Creative Card Crew - Punches/Dies

Saturday, 25 May 2013

House Mouse Time

Morning Everyone, 

Well this post should have gone up yesterday but oh my I was so ill with the stomach bug that is going around, there was no chance I was going to be able to get it up.

The card I have made today is for a family members anniversary card ready for July. 

I couldn't help but use my Grand Nestabilities Label 1 again, this time I made it into an easel card, I do love easel cards. 

Here is the card 

The Ingredients
Grand Nestabilities Label 1 
Backing paper 
Glitter Card
House Mouse stamp
Handmade flowers
Butterfly - Cut from the cricut
6x Gems
Nestabilities Octagon. 

The Challenges 
The ABC Challenge - N -Not Just One
Everybody Art Challenge - Challenge #237- Flowers 
I Love Promarkers - #169 -Anything Goes  
Creative Inspiration - #215 - Bingo (Ribbon, Flowers, Glitter)
Passion for Promarkers - Anniversary Challenge
House Mouse and Friends Challenge - Flower or Flour Power - #HMFMC145

Well that is it for me hope you like the card

Crafty Hugs

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Scrappy Leo

Afternoon Everyone

Tried to get this post up this morning, but life got it in the way, so better late then never I guess. 

Today I have for you a layout I  have made of my dog Leo from when he was two years old and we had a weekend in the Lake District. 

The layout I kept kind of simple but I think it works well, I really had to try hard not to use my cricut to much as I like my pages to look different from each other. 

I did use a few cuts from the cricut machine and the coloured them in to match my papers using my promarker pens. 

Here is the layout. 

The Challenges

I would like to enter this page into the following challenges

Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Buttons
Passion of Promarker - Anything Goes 

That is it for me, I have a card for Friday, which I think you are going to love.

Till then keep safe

Kelly xx

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

New DT Member

Afternoon Everyone, 

Some might remember that last week I posted that a lot of exciting things where happening, but I wasn't able to share the news at that time. 

Well today I can share some of the news, one piece of news is still a secret for now. 

But I am excited to tell you all that Pattie from Patties Creations Design Challenge Blog had a DT call a few weeks ago, and I am pleased to announce that I have been a very lucky person and have been offered the position of Design Team Member for her blog. 

I start my first challenge with them at the beginning of June and I am so excited. 

So a massive THANK YOU to Pattie and her team for selecting me to join their team. 

Well that's it for me for today

I will have a card for you soon. 

Kelly x


Sunday, 19 May 2013

Eclectic Ellapu DT Card

Morning Everyone,

How are you all??

Today I have for you a card I have made for the Eclectic Ellapu challenge - This week it is the turn of the pinks to run the challenge and the theme has been decided as Anything Goes. 

The challenge will run until the 25th May, so why don't you pop yourself over and take a peek around and most importantly join in the fun of a challenge, they really are good and don't be shy we love to see new people and ideas

Now for the card and details. 

The card I made is an A5 card it just so happens to be a mans card as well (purely because I will be able to use it for a card for my parents to give to my father in law for his birthday ) I matted and layered the card using different coloured mats, that I actually created using promarker pens as I didn't have any coloured card in the colours I was wanting..( See promarkers are not just for stamping ) All I did was cut the mats to the size I wanted then using the fat end of the pen went around the each mat in the correct colours about a half inch in just enough so when the next mat went on top you couldn't see the line of the pen. 

The image is a stamp from LOTV and is just the cutest, I paper pierced his chair to give him a bit of character and so  not everything was coloured with just promarker pens which I used to finish of the image.  I really do like this effect but forget to do it .. doh.. 

The brown spotty mat was cut using the smallest of the Grand Nestabilities Label 1 die from Spellbinders - I love these. The paper used was actually a free bee I got when I ordered a Cricut cartridge from a wonderful company who I use a lot - and I must say I really do like it.

To finish the card of I did some embossing using an Argyle embossing folder I inked the folder first then ran it through, when it come out I just lightly inked the edges that needed trimming to tie it all in and rounded the corners.  I put to little pieces of the spotted card - now what would you call them flags/bunting. I'll let you decide. Finally finished with a sentiment some string and some card candi. 

Wow what a whopper of a post this turned out to be, sorry if I have half bored you to death, but I do like to explain on some cards especially the male ones what I have done, so hopefully it inspires you as well. 

 Here is the card 

The Challenges

I am entering this card into the following challenges. 
Lili of the Valley - Monthly Challenge - Boy oh Boy
Crafting Muskateers: Anything Goes 
Wags 'n whiskers - Anything Goes
ACN monthly Challenge - For The Men
Southern Girls Challenge.- Going Spotty and Dotty

That's it for me
Hope you can join us at Eclectic Ellapu challenge 

Crafty Hugs

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Exciting Times Coming up

Hi everyone,

Well I am logging in from sunny South Wales today, it is my last day of my holiday .. Boo hoo.. I have loved every minute of it and I will share a few photos of the holiday when we get back.

Anyway, whilst I have been away I have received some exciting news from two different people, I can't reveal at the moment exactly what it is, but I will be able to soon once I am back home and crossed the I dotted the T .. That kind of thing!

I will be back on Sunday with a new card.

Crafty Hugs

Monday, 13 May 2013

Adorable Bunnies - Double Page

Morning Everyone, 

Thought I would put a quick post up showing the double layout that I did for the Adorable Bunnie Layout. 

I put part one up about a week ago, and part two up a few days ago, so thought you might like to see what it looks like together. 

The Double Layout
Hope you like 

Just a quick one from me for today. 

Kelly xx

Saturday, 11 May 2013

LOTV Blog Hop Winner

Morning All,

As some of you will know Lili of the Valley (LOTV) has recently done a release of vintage boys stamps. (released 6th May ) to celebrate the release, LOTV did a blog hop through their design team blogs, it is a great way to see all the different stamps that are coming out and a wonderful way to get inspiration from the talented Design Team that they have. As always LOTV is very generous when it comes to their hops, and announced that located in the design teams blog would the chance for two people to win a full set of their new Vintage Boy stamp range.

The good thing about this is nobody knows were the prices are going to be hidden, so you have to hop along to each blog and leave a comment just encase it is on that blog. I was very lucky to be announced last weekend that I had been one of the two chosen winners. All I had to do was leave a comment on the correct blog, the comments were then read by Anne from LOTV and she selected the winner.  The blog I left my comment on was the talented POPS. 

I was absolutely over the moon with this, my hubby thought we had won the lottery when I opened my email the look on my face was apparently full of excitement. 

I have stamped out all the images and posted them below so you can see what the stamps look like, and also you can see how generous LOTV are.

Here are the stamps - This is what they look like when they come to you, they are already pre cut to go straight on a block and ink and stamp, easy as 1 2 3 

I stamped out the images as soon as they landed on the doorstep this is what they look like when they are stamped - trust me this is a quick stamp I literally had five minutes to stamp them as I was rushing out the door, and they all stamped out first time perfectly - as always.
Anyway a Massive thanks again to LOTV for this lovely collection of stamps. 

That's it for me

Crafty Hugs
Kelly xx

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Some Bunny Thanks You

Morning Everyone,

How are you all today??

Today for you I have a card that I have made using my Cricut Machine.

I used the cartridge Wild Card,  for the card blank and the circles and Create a Critter 2 for the rabbit flowers, clouds and the carrot, the grass has been cut from Paper Dolls. 

The inside of the card circles were also cut from the Wild Card Cartridge and chalked blue and yellow, on the yellow section a sentiment of "Thank You" was stamped and embossed using fine detail silver embossing powder. The back of the card, two circles were cut and chalked using again the blue and yellow chalks. I edged the circles in fake stitches and drew some fake birds around the carrot.

The Gingham was just from my stash, the blue is chalked on 

The Front

The Inside 
The Front and Back

The Challenges

The Challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Whimsey Stamps - Anything Goes

That's it from me for today

Have a great day
Crafty Hugs

Wednesday, 8 May 2013


Afternoon Everyone, 

Well I am pleased to announce that I have just been selected as a Design Team Member for ECLECTIC ELLAPU Challenge Blog. 

I put myself forward for it thinking I really did not have a chance of getting on, and to my shock and surprise in my inbox late last night a message from Elaine the owner of the site inviting me to join her design team. 

I am super duper excited about this opportunity. 

I love the work that is done on the challenge blog and I am really looking forward to working with the current and new team members. 

Why not pop over to their blog and have a look around the current challenge is: ANYTHING GOES  and really they do mean anything goes. pop over and have a look for yourself and don't be shy about taking part.

Well that is is from me today

One very happy crafter

Kelly x

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Adorbale Bunies - Part Two

Morning Everyone,

How is everyone today? All enjoy the bank holiday? it was lovely having decent weather for once especially on a bank holiday! 

As it was National Scrapbook Day on the 4th May, I decided to pull my finger out and get my 2nd page of my Adorable Bunnie layout finished. 

It took some doing and that poor cricket machine, and G.C. were busting a gut getting poor things are worn out now. 

The Images are cut from Kates ABC and Nates ABC.

I hope you like it. 

The Layout

The Challenges
I am putting this forward for the following challenges:-

Well that's it for me



Sunday, 5 May 2013

Sue WIlson A4 Embossing Folder - Sea Garden

Morning Everyone, 

I was out shopping the other day in a shop not far from me in Washington, when I come across a very small selection of Sue Wilson's, new embossing folders. The lady only had one left of the Sea Garden and another of the Cascading Hearts. I picked Sea Garden as I thought it could be used for both male, female and scrapbooks. However I will be back for more of these. 

The only thing I found was that they are not 100% A4 but are perfect for matting on an A4 card as by the time it is trimmed it will leave a border around the mat just nicely. I am thinking Sue probably had this in mind when she come up with them. 

I only got it a few days ago, and have not had the opportunity to make a card with the embossing folder yet, but I did run it through my Grand Calibre to see how it embossed, I have done it on a white card stock, a very faint blue card stock and then to see what it would look like inked up, I took my Tim Holtz Distress ink to the folder and ran a blank white card stock through to see what the effect would be. 

The Product. 

The White Card Stock
(Sorry the photo has not come out very well )
The Pale Card Stock
The Inked Card Stock 

Well that's it for me for today

I will be back soon


Saturday, 4 May 2013

The Winner Is

Morning Everyone, 

Well I am pleased to say that I am a winner.

As you know I enter my cards into challenges on a weekly basis, and to my shock when I went onto 

CREATIVE CARD CREW challenge blog. There is my card sat as the winner after Mr Linky picked my number out. 

Here is the winning card 

Why not pop over to their blog and have a look at the wonderful challenges and inspiration from their Design Team.

Speak to you soon


Friday, 3 May 2013

Christmas Moose

Morning Everyone, 

Well another Christmas card from me today, I know I hear that groan load and clear, but seriously we are in May already, where has the time gone? before we know it Santa and his Reindeer will be on his way. 

The card I have made is an A5 card blank, with dark spotty backing paper, a snowflake embossed section behind the main image. The main image is coloured in using promarkers and cut using the smallest of the grand nestabilities label 1. 

To finish the card of I have glittered it, put gems on it, a ribbon and bow, buttons down the edge, and heat embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder. 

Here is the card

The Challenges. 

The am putting this card forward for the following challenges.

Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew- #35 Bling
I Love Promarker #166 - Put A Button On It
ABC Challenge - M is Make is Sparkle
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - #53 Furry Friends

Well That is it for me this week

I will be back really soon

Kelly xx