Sunday, 3 November 2013

Christmas Crafting

Well I have been very busy at Kelly's Enchanted Castle HQ getting ready for my upcoming Christmas events.

I have been busy working on a number of new products from cards to decorations and more, so I thought I would share with you all what I have been busy doing over the past few days and weeks, and with another crafty session planned with my close friend and fellow small business owner, so it is all go go go at the minute.

Firstly I have some lovely stocking fillers for the kiddies and adults too 
here we have some 
Reindeer Noses 

Santa Kisses 

Elf Kisses

Another of my new products for this year is 
Magic Santa Keys

I also thought of doing some Handmade Christmas Decorations again as they were popular last year but wanted something different so here they are, I have done 4 different ones so far with more to do 

I have personalised Santa letters also available on my Facebook page these were very popular last year as well so I have done them again this year but with new designs, not only have I done the letters but also done good boy and girl certificates,agreement with Santa and even Nice List certificates.

I wanted to do something special for all the angel mummies and daddies too and I am donating £1 from each sale of these to Staffordshire Sands

In Memory Of Your Baby

These all consist of a poem, a feather either in pink,blue or white and a snowflake decoration in pink,blue and silver, these will make lovely little keepsakes.

So there you have it, and I'm still not close to being done as I still have some more cards,decorations,Santa keys,stocking fillers,hair accessories to do and I will post these up once they are complete 

All of the above can be purchased through my Facebook page 


Friday, 1 November 2013

Facing My Fear

On 31st October 2013 at around 4pm, I faced my Fear of Spiders I did this as a sponsored event to raise money for Staffordshire Sands, Not your typical face your fear, the spider (Fluffy) was going on my FACE!!!

I know not everyone has heard of Sands so here is a little about what Sands is Staffordshire Sands are a local support group who can offer emotional support and practical help if your baby has died during pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards.

Sands three main aims are:

Support: Support for anyone affected by the death of a baby.Improving Care: Information for professionals caring for bereaved families.Prevention and Research: Working to reduce stillbirths and neonatal deaths

I had been building up to this important event for weeks, and as the days got closer the more nervous I got as I HATE spiders lol, so the day came and with the help of Dale who owns and runs Critterish Allsorts, he helped me to make this happen along with Fluffy.

A little about Dale and his wonderful critters at Critterish Allsorts, Dale offers a number of different things from attending children's Birthday parties with his critters too pet therapy and much more, the work and commitment Dale puts into all this is superb. Dale also owns 2 beautiful Skunks who are Stoosh and Skittles, I have had the pleasure to meet both of these beautiful girls and all of his other critters. You can find Critterish Allsorts on Facebook and if you click on the Critterish Allsorts pic above it will take you to the website.

So my goal was to overcome my fear of spiders, with the help of Fluffy a Chile Rose Tarantula
Meet Fluffy

Dale advised me to hold Fluffy first to see how I felt and to see if I was comfortable enough, so I went ahead with it and here I am holding Fluffy

So after a couple of minutes Dale asked if I was ok to go on and of cause I said YES!! So the next stage and the main ultimate goal was to have Fluffy on my face. 
So here we go she is on my face.


You can also watch it for yourself  Face My Fear

I even got a lovely surprise and treat, Dale not only come along with Fluffy but he had Skittles with him so I got lovely Skunky Cuddles after YAY!!

Dale even took the time to do me a certificate for doing it and I couldn't have been more happy and proud, 

Dale, The Mayor Of Kidsgrove Kyle and Me 

If it wasn't for Dale talking to me to keep me calm and making the odd little joke along the way I don't know what I would have done Thank You So Much to everyone for the sponsors and support and to those who could make it and see it in person. A very big thank you to Dale for all his help and encouragement, Thank you to Fluffy for being kind to me lol!! and Thankies to Skittles for the much needed cuddles.


Friday, 25 October 2013

Delicious Doodles Challenge #59 Halloween-Something Scary

Hello all and welcome back to another wonderful challenge at 

This weeks theme is 
"Halloween-Something Scary"

 Definitely NO cutsies allowed folks - get your creep on!!!! 

We would love to see Delicious Doodles images on your creations, but it is not a requirement.

If you do use a Delicious Doodles image you can enter TWICE, and you get to be spotlighted next week!
First entry - just link up to you project as normal. 
Second entry - type '2nd entry' after your name and link to your blog.

So to win FIVE of my Delicious Doodles images in the random draw, join in with us this week! 
 Have fun everyone! 

Here is my make for this weeks challenge 
I have used the following Digi's: Gates Of Hell, Digits, Horrorscope-Capricorn,

Open the gates of hell to see inside mwahahahaha!!!

I first started off by choosing the digi's I wanted, I then resized them and printed them off, once printed and the ink had dried I then began to colour my images in using Promarkers the colours I have used are: Gates of hell - Pastel Beige, Khaki,warm grey 3, Berry red and orange. Digits: Khaki. Horrorscope Capricorn: Khaki. Gravestone Scene: Warm Grey 1 and 3.

Once they were all coloured I then cut out all of my images and decoupaged up parts that I wanted to be 3d like the Horrorscope image, and some of the gravestones, now all this was done I then added the Digits image onto either side of the gates by adding 3d foam pads and curling them around the gates to make it look like something wanted to open them.

Now the gates were complete I then took the Pile O Bones backing paper and stuck this down on the front of a blank 8x8 card then added my decoupaged Capricorn image and then the gravestone scene on top of this.

I then scored along the edge of each side of the gates and stuck this done either side so that the gates could then be opened to show inside of them.

I have really gone out of my comfort zone again with this make as I wanted it to be scary and I'm sure you will agree it is, It is surprising how well using more than one digital image can make as you can see here with my inspiration make. I hope you all have just as much fun with this challenge as I have had, so come on let your creepy horror scary side out and have fun.

Good luck all 
(Delicious Doodles Design Team Member)

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Special Memorial Keepsake

Hello all well I have some very special keepsake memorial cards to share with you all.

I was recently asked by an old school friend/repeat customer to make her 4 memorial bookatrix keepsake cards for herself and 3 family members which were cousin,brother,son and nephew. I have already made such a thing for her in the past a memorial keepsake of her mum, so when she asked me to do her 4 in memory of her cousin I was highly honoured to do them for her.

Everything she asked me to do I have done, from the colours of the keepsakes the pictures she chose which I edited with her cousin's name date of birth and the date of his passing, the finishing touches (skull and crossbones) the skull and crossbones is a Digi stamp designed by Teri at Delicious Doodles  including the verses, I did the verses and then sent them to her for her approval to which she was over the moon with I also did an added extra for her which was to put her cousins name down the centre of the ribbon.

 I also agreed to send her pictures via a message once they were complete and her response was second to known, this is what she had to say about them "Kelly they are amazing and absolutely amazing, thank you again you are an absolute star." she also said "They are absolutely perfect sweet, Love em :) got a lump in my throat."

So here they are 

I was over the moon with her response as we did have a few problems along the way of getting them done and when they were the first time, she admitted to a mistake she had made of the day of his passing, so I re-edited the pictures, re-printed them and then replaced them on the keepsakes.

The end product I could not have been more happy with even though we did have a few problems which were soon sorted, she has even said she will recommend me to her family and make sure they know who has made them and is passing on my details. The one thing I have been asked is to not put them on Facebook as of yet, as 3 of them are a surprise for her family members once they have seen them they will then be added to my customer order album on Facebook, so others can see what I have done.

Even though it was such a sad occasion to be doing a keepsake for I still enjoyed doing it as it was made easy for me as the customer knew exactly what she wanted and that is what she got plus a bit more, as a lot of love care and thought went into each and everyone of them.


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Wave Of Light 15th October 2013

Hello all 

Well today is the day of Wave Of Light where people all over the world light candles at 7pm to remember all our angel babies, I am taking part in this to remember not only my angel but close friends angels

The wave of life has been going for years on 15th October every year all around the world people participate even if they have lost or not to show their respect and help to remember all the special angel babies, lets break the taboo of baby loss and speak out loud about it, you can participate from your own home and help to carry on the Wave Of Life.

Here is my area all set up ready before they were lit at 7pm 

Mummies Little Angel Peanut 12/02/2006 
My close friends Little Angel Jordan Alexander 28/06/1999
Never Forgotten Always Loved 

An Angel opened the book of life
To record a baby's Birth
And whispered As she closed the book 
Too beautiful for earth 


Friday, 11 October 2013

Delicious Doodles Challenge #57 Golden Brown

Hello all well I am back, sorry I haven't been around much with my DT makes but I'm here now.

This weeks theme is 

We would love to see Delicious Doodles images on your creations but it is not a requirement .

If  you do use a Delicious Doodles image you can enter Twice, and you get to be spotlighted next week!
First entry - Just link up as normal
Second Entry - Type " 2nd entry" after your name and link it to your blog

Enter to win Five of Delicious Doodles images 

So here is my piece for this weeks challenge 
I have used the image Woodland Friends

Firstly I choose my image and printed it off, once printed I then coloured the image in using Promarkers, the colours I used are: Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver, Gold, Burnt Umber, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Caramel, Purple, Oatmeal, Soft Peach, Warm Grey 1 and Warm Grey 3.

Now my image is all coloured in I then choose my backing papers, die cuts, sentiment, and embellishments. I then added some brads to the brown card in each corner, and took a piece of gold card and embossed it with my Big Shot.

After I cut out my image and played around with the layers until I was happy once I was happy with it I then stuck all the elements into place on a blank C5 card and finished it off with adding my sentiment, flourish die cuts and mulberry paper roses.

I hope you all have lots of fun with this weeks challenge. Good Luck 

(Design Team Member)

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Trying Something New

Hello all 

Well I am still not 100% but getting there now thankfully, having a bit of a bad day again today just feel awful, but at least I'm finally getting some bits and bobs done, and will hopefully have some challenge pieces for Delicious Doodles challenges soon YAY.

Anyways I wanted to share with you all something new I have tried and I am very pleased with them so here we go 

This is a medium sized gift box 

 And another medium sized gift box 

 And I have also done a mini gift bag 

These are all Debbie Moore Designs and are from her Christmas Disc which was free with a magazine, I must say I am loving it and will definitely be getting more Debbie Moore disc's lol

I hope you are all keeping well and having lots of fun crafting, so who has started on their Christmas stock??, as you can see I already have hehe I'm sure I started this earlier than last year lol, but I do have a few more events to come YAY

Keep checking back for more new goodies :) 

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Crazy Crafting Times

Hello all, 
well it's lovely and sunny here today which makes a change hehe, I have been working on some new Bookatrix Keepsakes along with 2 new styles of keepsakes which I have not done before and I must say I am quite proud of how they have turned out YAY!!!.

I have also been working on some other card's but mainly the Bookatrix Keepsakes, I haven't been able to do as much as I would have liked due to my health still not being 100% horrible chest infection, fibro flare ups, migraines, feeling down you name it it's happening :(. 

I have even struggled to get my head together to do some challenge makes for Delicious Doodles :( *cries*, So I just want to say a BIG Sorry to you all but mainly to Teri for not being able to get any done, lack of sleep and lack of mojo do not help, But I will be back in full swing for the next challenge for Team B.

So on a little more of a positive note here is what I have been able to do 

Christmas Keepsake Cards Big Screen,Fanciful and Bookatrix

 Here is a close up of the Art Deco Big Screen Christmas Keepsake 

Here is a close up of the Christmas Art Deco Fanciful Keepsake 

A close up of the Christmas Art Deco Bookatrix

 A Wedding Bookatrix 

50 and Fabulous Birthday Card

 A 50th Wedding Anniversary Bookatrix

 A Baby Memorial Bookatrix

 A Male 21st Bookatrix 

 Anniversary Card

I hope you like what I have created, and please do feel free to leave a comment 

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Sponsored Face My Fear

Hello all again

As promised a post about what I have been busy organising, well here goes as some of you know I am the Fundraiser for Staffordshire Sands which is a Stillbirth and Neonatal death charity. I decided to raise some funds for this wonderful charity by facing my fear!!!

So what is my fear????
Well my fear is of them 8 legged freaks...... Yes you guessed it SPIDERS!!!! ewwwww.

I must be mad!!! Not only am I going to do this to raise funds but I am going one step further than just holding the Chile Rose Tarantula called Fluffy, she is going on my face!!! OMG!!!!. This was my decision to have her on my face as I hope it will bring in plenty of sponsors.

My fear is that bad I can't even stand a money spider how silly is that lol, I freeze when I see them, Even though I have seen Fluffy before even looking at her in her Viv it makes me feel sick and I feel itchy and generally YUCK!!!.

So with the help of Dale, from Critterish Allsorts I am going to FACE MY FEAR!!! I am so determined to do this, I don't know if I'm excited to do it or nervous lol.

This is taking place on Thursday 31st October 2013 Yes Halloween lol.
Pictures will be taken on the day of me doing this and I will once again blog about it and share the pictures on here and Facebook.

If you would like to sponsor me then please do let me know and I can tell you how you can do this, all sponsors will be really appreciated, on behalf of all the committee members for Staffordshire Sands THANK YOU!!!


Crafty Time

Hello all :)

I hope you are all well, I have not been too good with the usual Fibro pains grrrr but on a good note I have managed to get some crafting done YAY, not only that but I have been busy organising my Sponsored Face my Fear which I will tell you more about in a separate blog post :).

So I decided to do some Birthday cards, new arrival and some new Bookatrix Keepsakes too, I got a little fed up of seeing Christmas cards hehe.

Here are the Bookatrix keepsakes I have been working on, First I have done a 

Twins Keepsake

Also a Tigger 1st Birthday for a little boy 

Now for some Birthday Cards
These are the Male Cards

Here are the Kiddies Cards, I have done a 13th,4th,and 5th birthday

Lastly here are the Female Birthday cards and New Arrival boy and girl 

You can see all of these cards and my other creations over on my facebook page Kelly's Enchanted Castle 

I also take orders for custom cards and keepsakes, no matter the occasion it can be done your wishes can become reality at Kelly's Enchanted Castle, please do not hesitate to contact us


Saturday, 14 September 2013

Crafting In My Crafty Corner

Hello all 

Well I have been very busy this past week or so, with making new products for events and my business page, along with driving lessons, and wedding planning so it has been a little hectic.

 Firstly I attended a Revival List not just a Vintage Fair last week with my stall this event was set up by the Mayor of Kidsgrove Kyle, and was all in aid of Staffordshire Sands. I am very pleased to say it was a brillint day and the amount raised on the day was £392.47p which is fantastic.

Here are a few pictures of my stall on the day 

I  also wanted to share with you all a few new makes I have done and some past makes that have been edited.

These were made for customers the princess and tatty teddy one were made for friends as a favour :)

More Christmas Cards

A Mixture of different occassion cards

 Twin's Bookatrix Keepsake, Boy and Girl's First Birthday Bookatrix 

An Angelversary Bookatrix and memorial frame, I made these for my close friend who is also my maid of honour

 Baby Loss Memorial Keepsake Card

Christmas The Snowman Bookatrix and Cards 

Girl's Christening Bookatrix Keepsake

A Birthday Bookatrix Keepsake I made for my Dad's Birthday

So as you can see it is all go go go at Castle HQ, now don't forget you can order any of these cards either by emailing me at or by in-boxing me on facebook at Kelly's Enchanted Castle. All cards can be made to your requirements no matter what the occasion 

Thank you for looking please do feel free to leave a comment