Monday, 31 December 2012

Stamp N Craft

Well I hope you had a good Christmas.

I've been a bit behind on my crafting so I'm going to be spending the next few days catching up.

This week at Stamp N Craft we are using 12 x 12 Scrapbook papers.

When I saw this paper I knew that I wanted to use it with my children's school photo. It's not very often their school photo with them both in is a nice one. One is either grimacing or the other one is smirking.

Here's my project

The papers are Homeroom.
This would make a fab gift for Grandparents but I'm keeping this one. This cost under a £5 excluding the photo.

Kelly x

Friday, 21 December 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge and Scrappers Delights

Hi all,

Today it was my turn to design the sketch for the Friday Sketch Challenge. Here is the sketch

Here's my card

I've used a Scrappers Delights digi. Also at Scrappers Delights the challenge is Snowflakes.

You can enter the Friday Sketch Challenge here and the Scrappers Delights Challenge Here.

Sorry I haven't been posting much but working in a school and having two children at school my time for the last couple of weeks hasn't been my own.

Have a great Christmas

Kelly xx

Friday, 14 December 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge

Today is a reminder of our challenge over at Friday Sketch Challenge

  Our sponsor this fortnight is the fabulous Kenny K!

They are giving 5 digis to one randomly drawn winner - what a great prize!

The sketch for this challenge is by the lovely Angela and here it is:

Here is my card

Kenny K - Craft Star

You have until Thursday 20th December at 9pm to submit your cards by.

I hope you liked my card

Kelly x

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Non Traditional Colours

Today I'm sharing with you a card I've made using Non traditional colours.

Here's the card 

I've used the image Victorian From Scrappers Delight.
You get a coloured image in Jpeg and PNG plus the image in it's outline in both formats. She's gorgeous to colour. You can find her here 

Thanks Pam for having me today at The Bugbytes

Kelly x 

Challenges I'm entering

Pink By Design - Non Traditional Christmas colours
Flourishes - Non Traditional Christmas colours

Monday, 10 December 2012

Stamp N Craft

This week at Stamp N Craft we are focusing on thread, yarn and wool.

There's lots of different ways we can use yarn. I've used on a card. 
When you have a large image, you may not want anything to distract from this image, but just the image can look plain. Wrapping thread, yarn or wool around part of your card, just gives it a lift.

Here's my card

I hope you like it. Check back tomorrow for a untraditional Christmas Card
Kelly x

Friday, 7 December 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge

Today is the start of the new challenge at Friday Sketch Challenge.

We have a fab sponsor Kenny K.

The winner will get to choose FIVE of the their fabulous digis!

So...the sketch this week is by Angela.

Here is my card

You have until Thursday 20th December at 9pm to submit your cards. I hope you join us


Friday, 30 November 2012

Secret Santa Bloghop

Hi all,

Over on Simply B Stamps Fan page on Facebook we had a Secret Santa. I still don't know who my SS was but I'm hoping I'll find out shortly.

You should have found your way here from Louise.

If you came straight here you can start the hop with Betty

I was very spoilt and received some fab goodies. The pictures are in the order that I opened it. I just couldn't wait.

First it came in a nice box, that I've already got ideas for altering it.

Everything was individually wrapped

First some chocolate

Some fab socks

Some great stamps

All the things to make some Halloween cakes/ cookies

Washi tape

A chocolate skull

Some paper mache ornaments

A gorgeous stocking

I was also very lucky to receive this memory box die

Last but not least a gorgeous card from my Secret Santa.

A great big Thank you to my Secret Santa. I really appreciate everything you put into my package.

Your next stop is  Trudie

Enjoy the rest of the hop

Kelly x

Friday Sketch Challenge

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder about our latest sketch. You have one more week to enter in our challenge at the Friday Sketch Challenge.

Here's the sketch to remind you

Here are a couple of cards I've made using this sketch

Two very different cards.

Kelly x

Monday, 26 November 2012

Penny Black

This week at Stamp N Craft  we are focusing on Penny Black stamps.

I've made a very quick and easy card that is ideal for a last minute birthday card that you'd forgotten. I've used 4 x 4 cards and my copics.

Here's the card

A very clean and simple card. 
Hope you liked it.

Kelly x

Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge

Today is the start of the new challenge at Friday Sketch Challenge.

This fortnights fabulous sponsor is the lovely Ladybug Ink Crafts:

 Here's a little bit of information about Ladybug Ink:

"Ladybug Crafts Ink is an online store based in Glasgow, Scotland. We have a large range of whimsical cling stamps that include Nikki & Friends, Ruby Fairy, The Wrinklies, Jack, Robyn and Magnum & Lily as well as a small selection of embellishments such as buttons, crystals, felt, nailheads and ribbon. This year we have gone digital with the fabulous Floral Delight, Floral Delight Too, Christmas Delight, Snowman Delight and the hugely popular The Teenager's ranges. I believe we have something for everyone!"

Ladybug Ink are offering:

To our randomly chosen winner of this challenge.  What a fab prize!!

Here is the sketch for you all to follow

Here's my card following the sketch

My Card uses Christmas Robin Delight from our sponsors and First Edition Papers, plus some gingham ribbon I had.

Hope you like this card and will come and join us.

Kelly x

Monday, 19 November 2012

Stamp N Craft

This week over at Stamp N Craft we are all using the same stamp.
The stamp we are using is Koi by Sweet Pea stamps. 
It's a very detailed stamp. I decided to use peaches/ oranges to colour it in. 
Here's my card

Gorgeous isn't she.

Thanks for looking

Kelly x

Friday, 16 November 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge

Well today is a little reminder about our latest challenge at Friday Sketch Challenge.
The challenge ends in one week, so there's still plenty of time to enter.

Here is the sketch 

I've made another card using this sketch. Here it is

Here's a little reminder of the first card I made using this sketch

I hope you like the cards and you''ll join us over at Friday Sketch Challenge

Kelly x

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Christmas Card

Today I'm sharing with you a Christmas card I made over the weekend.
I recently went to a craft show and I saw these stamps and had to buy them. These figures also come in Santa costumes and elf costumes. Of course I had to have all three sets. They are by Stamposaurus a U.k company.

Here's my card

The sentiment comes with the set too. Cute isn't it. As you can see I make a lot of cards with straight edges, although I am starting to introduce circles as I've recently got the circle nesties. The next on my list are the oval nesties. 

Thanks Pam for having me to day at The Bugbytes

Kelly x

Monday, 12 November 2012

Kanban Toppers

This week we are focusing on Kanban Toppers at Stamp N Craft
My son and husband are both cricket mad so this set was ideal for me.
This set comes with 5 toppers and a A4 background sheet. I've made two cards so far with the set.

This card has used  one topper and some of the background card. This topper is a set of three so you could use them individually or like I have in a group. I made the cricket balls by using a circle punch and drawing some white lines on it.

I used one of the larger toppers on a 5 by 7 card. I added some raffia and used the background card too.

I hope you like this two cards.

Kelly x

Friday, 9 November 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge

Today is the start of the new challenge at Friday Sketch Challenge. 
We have a new sketch for you to follow.
Here is the sketch

Here is my card based on the sketch

Our sponsor this week is Noor Design
The challenge lasts two weeks so plenty of time to join in.

Kelly x

Monday, 5 November 2012


Over at Stamp N craft this week we are showing what you can do with 12 x 12 papers. We all have different papers and different techniques to show you. 
I had a paper from the DCWV stack Royal Garden. This is a very rich stack and I thought that I could make some quick and easy gifts for under £5. All I've done is got a 12 x 12 canvas and stuck one of the pages to it  and voila I have a picture to hang on the wall. 

The picture isn't the best because every time I used my flash I would have the flash on the picture.

I hope you might have a go at making your own frame. There are some papers that are too nice to cut up and would make a great gift.

Kelly x

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Scrappers Delights

Today is the start of the new challenge at Scrappers Delights.
This time it's an Anything Goes challenge. So this is your chance to have a play and to make anything.

I decided to make a card, but I've used two different digi sets to make a new image. Here's the card

Here's a close up of the image

This is a combination of the Princess 1 set and the Wings set 1. I took a pair of wings and added them to the princess. Here are what the sets look like

You can find these sets here 

I hope you like today's card.

Kelly x

Saturday, 3 November 2012

13 Days of Halloween - Day 13

Well it's finally here the last challenge of the 13 Days of Halloween by Simply Challenged Challenges.
For this challenge we had to do a tutorial. Well I thought I'd do a tutorial for the basket I made previously. This time I made it out of 12 x 12 papers, so had to adjust the measurements so it would fit.

This is picture heavy. Please read through the tutorial first before you start making, so you won't make mistakes.

Here is the basket finished 

To begin with you need 2/ 3 pieces of plain 12 x 12 cardstock. It needs to be sturdy, so coordiations card will tear, so best not to use that. You will also need decorative papers, at least one sheet needs to have a pattern where it doesn't matter which way you use it. You'll need a ruler, pencil, a border punch, a digi stamp or other stamps, some nestablities or other shaped dies and anything else you'd like to decorate it with like, ribbon, charms, gems etc.

First you need to take one of your plain pieces of card and score at 4 inches and 8 inches.
Turn your card 90 degrees. You now need to score 1 1/2 inches, 3 inches, 4 1/2 inches, 7 1/2 inches, 9 inches and 10 1/2 inches to the 4 inch score line. Don't go further than that line as you'll be scoring through the bottom of the basket.

Here's a picture showing how the scoring should look like

Next you need to score again on the same long side but only about a 1/4 long from the top.
5/8 of an inch, 7/8 of an inch, 2  1/8 in, 2 3/8 in, 3 5/8 in, 3 7/8 in, 5 7/8 in, 6 1/8 in, 8 1/8 in, 8 3/8 in, 
9 5/8 in, 9 7/8 in, 11 1/8, 11 3/8 in.

Here's a close up of what this should look like

You then need to turn the paper around 180 degrees and do it the opposite side.

Next from the 4 inch score you will draw a line up to the first notch ( the line you just scored). Here's a picture to show you what I mean. I've drawn it in pen so you can see it against the black.

This is what you should now see on your piece of card.

Now you're going to cut out the triangles, so it looks like this. Be careful how you cut the triangles out as these will be your templates. Cut the triangles where the long score lines are down the middle not the triangles with no score marks.

You need to keep the triangles either side of the middle triangle and one other. Here's a picture to show which ones I mean.

The small triangle will be your template for the papers to cover the 12 small triangles, with the other two pieces I'll show you how to fix them together to make the template for the middle triangles.

First tape down the thin section of one of the triangles.

Turn over the taped triangle and align the scorelines together to form one big triangle.

Always check that the templates will fit on all of the sections before you draw around them.

Next you need to cut the strip of paper to go along the bottom and up the sides. This paper needs a pattern that doesn't matter which way up it goes. This is 3 3/4 inches by 11 3/4 inches. Stick this to the bottom. (It's the long orange strip in the picture 

Next take another piece of paper that you want to use for the triangle. Draw around the small triangle 12 times and the large triangle twice. Here's what your paper should look like.

If your paper is directional like this one, always have the point towards the top so that when you stick it together it's facing the right way. I'm actually using the reverse of this paper so it doesn't matter for me.

Here they are cut out

Now stick them to your triangles. This is how your base of the basket should look.

Now we're going to give the basket it's shape.

Turn it over and glue / tape the top of the middle triangle. Place the triangle next to it over the taped section. Here's a picture

Put more tape over the top and bring the triangle (on the right of the picture) to the centre. Keep taping in between layers and alternating left and then right. Here is what you should end up with.

Repeat for the other side. You will have a basket shape. To make it stronger you need to make your handle and the middle section. Your handle needs to be 1 1/4 inches by 12 inches. I've left mine plain, but if you want to add a piece paper to it the size you need is 3/4 inches by 11 1/2 inches.

For the middles section take a piece of plain card and cut it to 1 1/4 by 6 inches. Score on the long side at 1 inch and 5 inches.
Here's what it should look like.

Next glue/ tape the handle in place first. I taped the ends about 1 inch in and stuck them down. You must stick the handle first. Then tape each end of the middle section and stick it in.
Here's what it should look like

You can see the handle is beneath the middle section.

Next we will make the lid. This bit is tricky as it depends on how you stuck the basket it together.

First you need to measure from the handle to the outside of the basket. You can see the length of mine is 3 1/4 inches 

So to get my lid shape, I double that measurement which is 7 1/2 inches. I need to add 1 1/4 inches for the middle section total so far is 7 3/4 inches. I want a 1/2 inch lip all around the edge so I add 1 inch (1/2 inch per end) which gives me 8 3/4 inches. I then add a 1/4 of an inch to make sure it will go over the basket. Total at the end is 9 inches.

For the short end measurement I know the width of the box is 4 inches. Again I want 1/2 inch lip so I add 1 inch. I then add the extra 1/4 of an inch to make sure it goes over the box, which gives me 5 1/4 inches.

My piece of card is 9 inches by 5 1/4 inches.
Place your card so the 9 inch side is along the top of your scoreboard. Score at 1/2 inch, 3 7/8 inches, 5 1/8 inches and 8 1/2 inches.
Turn the card 90 degrees and score the card at 1/2 inch and 4 3/4 inches.
Here's what it should look like

Then cut like the picture below

To decorate the top of this you need 2 pieces of patterned paper 3 1/8 inch by 4 inches and 1 piece 1 inch by 4 inches.

Put the lid together so it looks like this. 

Tape the middle section. You then need to feed it through the hole between the handle and the middle section. Align the taped section with the middle bar section that you taped in earlier. Stick the two together.

Here's what it should look like

Now to add the spider web border. I measured the width of the design which was 1/2 inch and then added 1/2 inch for my lip on the lid. I cut 3 pieces of card at 1 inch by 8 inches. I then cut the border out of this card.

 Once I'd cut the borders I measured the 6 sections. 3 sections for each end of the box. I then cut the border to that size. I then taped the 1/2 section of border and joined it to the box. You can see how it's stuck in the picture below.

I then chose an image. Coloured it and used my nesties to cut her out and stuck her on. Make sure you stick her under the lid or the lid won't open.

I hope you like the basket. It can be done in Christmas colours and you could add poinsettia's to the middle section under the handle. You could add flowers and eggs for easter. There's lots you could do with this basket.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need more explanations on some of the steps. 

I would have done a video tutorial but it would have been a 2/3 sets of videos and I'm not brave enough to do one yet. Maybe in the future.


Kelly x

I'm entering this into 
Simply Challenged Challenges - Trick or Treat - A tutorial.