Friday, 23 December 2011

My Son's Birthday

Morning all,
Today is my Son's birthday, so I thought I'd share with you the card I made for him. He is Where's Wally mad. We have all of the books, mugs, calendar and I have a duvet cover for him too. He loves him, which meant I thought I'd make him a card with Wally on it.

I copied some pages from his book to have as backgrounds and some wally's.

Here's the finished card. I just mat and layered the background and Wally. I didn't want to add anything else as I know my son will be looking for Wally, so I made sure I hadn't covered him up.

I hope you like the card. Thanks to Sheila for having my today at She's a Sassy Lady.

Have a wonderful Christmas and I'll see you in the New Year.

Kelly x

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Blog Hop

Hi all,
Welcome to our blog hop.
Here's the list of everyone in the blog. Please go and take a look and leave them some happiness.

1. Pam
2. Jeannie
3. Jen
4. Carole
5. Lisa
6. Audrey
7. Mila
8. Sheila aka sassylady
9. Elizabeth
10. Kelly You Are Here x
11. Dayna
12. Lori
13. Denine
14. Melissa
15. Allison

Let me tell you about my project. I needed to make a lot of cards quickly. So I stamped 6 images to a A4 size piece of card. I did this on 7 pieces of card. I then coloured all the orange on all sheets and then the next colour etc. Like a production line.

Here's a picture showing what I mean.

Once coloured I then added some stickles to the heart, star and pom pom on the hat.

I cut the stamped images out once dried 3.5 inches square. I then cut backing paper at 4 inches square.

I then mat and layed them. I made quite a few cards and they didn't take long. I only used 4 sheets of 12 x 12 paper.I could cut 9 backing pieces from each sheet. It was also a good way of using up xmas papers that I've had for a while.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the bloghop.

Kelly x

Friday, 9 December 2011

Altered box

Hi all ,
Today I'm a guest at The Bugbytes. Thank you Pam for having me today. I thought I'd share with you a box I'm altering at the moment. I received some crafty goodies in a box that holds 12 inch papers. It's a pizza style box.

First I distress stained all around the edge of my box. Inside and out.

Here's a quick lokk at the inside of the box.

Here is a close up of the distress staining. I had to go in quite a bit as the 12 inch paper has quite a border around it once on.

I used Ella Blue papers. For the top, I punched around the edge of the paper with a Martha Stewart PATP. Then stuck it on with my atg.

Inside I just covered the inside top and bottom with card. I didn't do the dges on these as I wanted to cover as much of the bottom as I could.

Here's a close up of the front. I used K&Co rub ons and flowers.

This is a digi stamp by Saturated Canary. It's called Copica. I love it and Happiness for me is crafting so the two seemed to go together.

Hre's the finished front. I say finished but I need something in the middle and I can't put my finger on what it needs. If you have any suggestions please add it in the comment section. Any suggestions would be gratefully recceived.

Tomorrow I'm taking part in a bloghop. Please come and take a look at all of the creations we've all made.

Kelly x

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Just Inspirational challenge 5

Hi all,

Here is my card for our 5th challenge. The inspirational photo is a card with the colours red and green. I chose this stamp as it reminded me off the snow last year and my children making snowmen. Our sponsor for this week is Stamp and Create. You can take a look at this weeks challenge here.

Kelly x

Friday, 25 November 2011

Box in half an hour

Hi all,
Today I thought I'd share with you how to make a quick box. My children are going to a birthday party and as a gift I brought some hair accessories. There wasn't any nice boxes to seen as I was very short on time. It's been a busy week. So I thought I'd make a box using the crafter's companion boxer board.

The most difficult bit is working out the size of card you need. Above is a break down of how you need to work it. The first line is the size of the box. You then have to multiply the depth of the box 2 inches by 2. You then add this to each of the box measurements. You also add a 1/4 inch to make it fit nicely. The final measurement will e the size of the card you need to cut.

Here is the card scored at 2 inches. On the boxer for the base you read from right to left using the bottom numbers. For the lid you read left to right using the top numbers. You need to make sure the card is at the edge of where you are reading from.

I then cut alternative lines for the corners. I then taped them using Scor tape and stuck it together.

For the lid I wanted to make a decorative boarder around. So after I scored using the lid side of the board, I then moved it to the other and scored at six inches using the top numbers.

Here's the box assembled. It took less than 1/2 hour to make the box. Decorating it would take the longest time. I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial.

Thank you Sheila for having me today over at She's a sassy lady.

Kelly x

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Just Inspirational Challenge 4

Hi all,

Today I'm sharing with you a card I made for Just Inspirational challenges. It's our 4th challenge and my favourite so far. Our sponsor this week is Shelly's Images. There's some fab digis on that site. Hopefully a few of you will come and have ago at the challenge this week. I hope to see you there.

Kelly x

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Just Inspirational Challenge 3

Hi all,

Here's my DT project for Just Inspirational challenges. Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments. This is one of their fab designs. I coloured the image in with my promarkers. The clock is a Tim Holtz die, which is a new addition to my collection.

It's a fab picture to use as inspiration, go and take a look. Let me know what you think

Kelly x

Friday, 11 November 2011

Colour combinations book

Hi all,

Today I though I’d show you what I have done to the book that I made in a earlier post. Click Here to take you to that post.

Since making it I’ve made a few adjustments.

First I have now stuck the pages in. I used my ATG gun and put tape down the spine of the pages and stuck them in. This just stops them from slipping.

Here is what it looks like now. I will still use the ribbon as a decoration.

Now for the inside pages. First I stamped the same image on every other page. It’s every other page as the pens will come through the back. I will at a later date stamp the image on a separate piece of card and stick it in to cover the colouring that comes through. I chose an image that had lots of hair.

Here are two pages coloured in with Promarkers. I’ve made notes down the side of the colours I’ve used. I will on other pages do different skin and hair combinations on the same image to see what goes better with what hair.

I hope this helps and you have a go at making your own book. I will be also making notes for my copics and my Prisma color pencils.

Thank you to Pam @ The Bugbytes for having me as a designer today.

Kelly x

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Just Inspirational Challenges

Hi all,
Today I'm sharing a card with you using an image from Meljin Designs. Meljin Designs are our sponsor for this weeks challenge at Just inspirational challenges. I wanted to keep the card quite simple as it's an important day in our history. It is a bit sparkly but you can't really tell in the photo. Go take a look at the blog as there are some fab creations by the design team.
I hope you'll join us for this challenge.

Tomorrow I'll be sharing with you what I have done with the book I made last month.
Kelly x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Just Inspirational Challenges

Hi all,

Today is Just Inspirational Challenges first weekly challenge. I'm lucky to be a part of a fabulous Design Team. This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo . Our Dt each chose a stamp based on this photo

I decided on my stamped image to use different shades of glitter. I drew over the lines with glue and then put the glitter on. I did all the gold bits glued and then glittered. I then moved onto the next colour of glitter.

Each challenge lasts one week. The new challenge is posted on Thursdays. There are some fab challenges in the coming weeks with some fab prizes. I hope you come and join in our challenges.

Kelly x

Friday, 28 October 2011


Hi all,
Today I thought I'd share with you some Halloween cards I made. I used the same image and just changed the card sketch and the way I coloured them in.

I used a stamp by Sugar Nellie. It's simply Sassy Witches Cauldron. You can but it from Funky Kits. Just to warn you they have a lot of nice stamps.

I couloured them in with my promarkers. You can see I used the same colours and just changed around which bit was purple etc.

The Promarkers I used are -

Violet, Amethyst, Auergine.

Pumpkin, Amber, Mandarin.

Holly, Forest Green, Green.

Blush, Vanilla.

Black, Cool Grey 5.

Here are the finished cards.

I hope you liked the cards I made. Thank you Sheila @ Shes a Sassy Lady for having me as a designer today.

I'm entering these cards into

Kelly x

Saturday, 22 October 2011


Hi all,
Today I'm taking part in The Bugbytes bloghop. The theme was Autumn or Halloween. If you've come straight here you need to start at The Bugbytes and follow the list. Here is my project a Halloween sign to go on my front door.

I used K&Co halloween paper on all three. I used Martha Stewart punch around the page for the spider web. For all the lettering on all three I printed the words out onto card and then cut them out. I went the edges in lack on the letting to cover the white card.

Here I used two stamps by Sugar Nellie. This is my first attempt at purpla and red hair. I'm quite pleased how they turned out. You can get these stamps at Funky Kits. Link is in my side bar.

I cut the bats and the house out using Martha Stewart punches. I added some glitter with my glitter pen.

I hope you enjoyed my Project. You now need to stop by Debbie and see her wonderful project.

Enjoy the bloghop. Don't forget to go back to The Bugbytes at the end as there's some wonderful candy.

Kelly x

Sunday, 16 October 2011

The Winner is

Hi all,

Thanks for all who entered my blog candy. Here is the results using random org.The winner is 45 which is Leanne s . If you can contact me within one week so I can get your candy to you.

Edit : I don't know what's happen to random org but when I pressed generate it was 45. I thought it would then stay as that but I guess not. First time using random org.

On another note I am now on a new design team Just Inspirational Challenges .
It's got lots of challenges coming up and lots of great sponsors, so some fab candy to be won. As the challenges don't start until November we're giving some candy to one lucky winner. So please come and have a look at the new Challenge blog, just click on this link
Just Inspirational Challenges

I can't wait to get started on the first challenge. Thank you to all that entered my blog candy and to those that chose to be a follower. I will have some more candy when I reach 200 followers.

Don't forget to come and look at the new challenge blog.

Kelly x

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Blog Candy

Hi all,

As a thank you for all of your lovely comments I am having some Blog Candy. All you need to do is post the picture of my candy in your side bar or put a post on your blog including the picture of my blog candy. Then you need to add you name, to linkz tool below. This will run Until 15th October. I will then draw the number using random Org.
You don't need to become a follower but if you'd like to I would love to have you.
I will add some more stamps, papers, embellishments to this candy if over 50 people join in.

This post will stay at the top for the next month. Please scroll down to see my new posts.
Kelly x

Friday, 14 October 2011

Mini Book

Hi all,
Today I thought I'd share with you a mini book I've made. I've made it in the view of using it as a notebook for all of my pen colour combinations for my stamps I've coloured in. It's also a way to experiment with colours and to make a note for future reference.
Here's how I made it.

First you need 2 pieces of chipboard cut at 6 inches by 6 inches. 1 piece of chipboard measured 6 inches by 2 inches. 12 pieces of white card that you use for copics or promarkers measured 10 inches by 5 inches. For the cover you need a piece of card measured 8 inches by 16 inches and another piece of card measured 5 3/4 inches by 14 1/4 inches. I chose white pearlescent card but you can use anything you'd like.

I place my chipboard on my card. I had a A3 size piece of card so I hadn't cut it to the measurements above yet. You can see there's a about 1 inch around the outside of the chipboard. You need to stick the chipboard down with strong adhesive. I used scor tape.

Next you need to cut the corners off. This is so when you fold the edges in they are neat and tidy. I also sored around the edges of the chipboard and down the spine in the middle.

You then need to use your adhesive and fold the edges in. I folded the long edges in first then the short ends. You then stick your piece of card measuring 5 3/4 by 14 1/4 over the chipboard that you can see. I forgot to take a picture of this stage.

Now you need to score the 12 pieces of card at 4 7/8 inches and 5 1/8 inches. Then fold on the score lines so you have a little spine.

You then need to group the card in three groups. I had 4 cards in each group.

Here is how I attached it to the book. I used ribbon and wrapped it around the card groups and the spine. You place the ribbon in the middle of one set, you then wrap it around the spine. You repeat this step three times.

You can see in this photo how the ribbon wraps around the card.

This is what the spine will look like. You can see how it is wrapped around. I then tied the ribbon in a bow. The reason I used ribbon is so I can add pages to this book. There's plenty of room for expansion.

Now all I need to do is decorate the covers with stamps etc. I will then stamp the same image on the pages in my book and use different colour combinations to colour them in. Making notes around the image of what pens I've used.

I hope you find this tutorial useful. I want to say thanks to Pam @ The Bugbytes for having me as a designer today. Don't forget my blog candy as it's ending tomorrow and as more than 50 of you have entered it I will be adding some more goodies to the pile. Thank you to all of you that also choose to follow me I really appreciate it x

Kelly x