Kay Jaques Creative Cards

Creativity and cards

April Birthdays


Click above on the title ‘April Birthdays’ to see all this month’s cards.A few birthdays this month starting with my sisters.  I used the Inkadinkado round stamping cog with the leaf, stamped in Archival Brilliance Peacock ink.  In the centre I printed the Jayne Nestorenko ‘Apple of my eye collection’ children stamp, coloured with Letraset [...]

Wedding card

wedding 2

To the happy couple may the day be amazing and the rest of their lives.  A truly lovely wedding x

March Birthdays

March birthday 1

Click above on the title ‘March Birthdays’ to see all this month’s cards.  This is a busy month, lots of birthdays including mine.  The heart tissue paper that I used for the backing of this card came with my new heavenly shoes, waste not want not, especially when the tissue paper is so lovely


Pam House 2

New House, I drew the toadstool and wrote the words then scanned them into my ScanNCut. The machine cut them out.  The background I printed using my Gelli plate.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year card 2

Click above on the title ‘Chinese New Year’ to see the card and lantern.  Chinese New Year, 2014 the year of the horse.  We celebrated in London, went to a lovely restaurant.

February Birthdays

Petes birthday

Click above on the title ‘February Birthdays’ to see all this month’s cards. There are quite a few February birthdays, the month starts with my sons birthday, he needed lots of candles.  Happy Birthday.  Then there is my niece’s birthday she is 8 yrs old and my brother in law.  The month finishes with two cards [...]

Gifts 2013

Steve Picture

Click above on the title ‘Gifts 2013’ to see the post. Here is a collection of Christmas Gifts that I gave in 2013.  Firstly napkins, I made 8 altogether have to admit I was still sewing them after Christmas and had some help with the sewing from my mum.  I managed to get them finished just [...]

Christmas 2013

Joy xmas card

Click above on the title ‘Christmas 2013’ to see all the cards. Christmas 2013 was very busy.  I didn’t make such a variety of cards as I managed last year.  In fact I didn’t give as many cards as last year, which was good because the card making took second place to the printing of material [...]

Fractured Lines

Fractured Lines Board

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December Birthdays


Click above on the title ‘December Birthdays’ to see all this month’s cards. A birthday card for my Aunt.  My eldest son’s birthday, 33 years old, can’t believe I can have a son so old, I am too young.

First explorations in the material world

Yellow bag

Click above on the title ‘First explorations in the material world’ to see all of this post. First batch of material printed and ready to go. Never printed my own material before, made it into a pencil case, with lining and zip.  I think I need a bigger gelli plate, as attaching two pieces of material together [...]

October Birthdays

Janes mum

Click above on the title ‘October Birthdays’ to see all this month’s cards. My niece’s birthday, now she is into double figure, pink no longer seems right so went for purple for a preteen. First time that I have coloured myself the ribbon so that it matches the colour scheme of the card. The little square [...]

Christmas decorations

red reindeer

Click above on the title ‘Christmas decorations’ to see all the content of this post. I started Christmas decorations, I know it is a bit early, but was I the mood to make the lanterns.  For the crackers I used the tonic die, it was all so easy.   Christmas candle, first attempt.

September Birthdays

Deirdras birthday

Click above on the title ‘September Birthdays’ to see all this month’s cards.  This card I made for a dear friend with whom I work.  Gelli plate print with stamp design added.  The second card I made for my nephew who is a student.  The third card was for a colleague at work. The final [...]

Gelli plate art

Alium 2

Click above on the title ‘Gelli plate art’ to see all the cards.    Handmade stamps made from foam sheets make idea printing equipment for the Gelli plate.

Cards I made at a Clarity Workshop


Click above on the title ‘Cards I made at a Clarity Workshop’ to see all the cards.  

Cards etc. given to give away


Click above on the title ‘Cards given to give away’ to see all the cards.  So busy making cards that I am beginning to have built up a stock so gave these cards away so that they can be given to others.

August Birthdays


Click above on the title ‘August Birthdays’ to see all this month’s cards.  Rob’s birthday this month, felt the bright and beautiful was the way to go.  My nephew is an archeologist, so thought the idea of buried treasure might be ok, however I am a bit worried it looks a bit childish and more [...]

July Birthdays

Tony an Jan card 3

Click above on the title ‘July Birthdays’ to see the card and present. Only one birthday for July, but with the beautiful summer weather made a flower card and this the present, which seemed ideal for my friend on the summer evenings on their caravan holidays.

Mini File

mini file

Made this pretty mini file, great for keeping stamps, paper clips, rubber bands and all those little items that tend to get lost on the desk.

June Birthdays

Mums butterfly card

Click above on the title ‘June Birthdays’ to see all this month’s cards. A busy month that started with my mother’s birthday.

Summer Lanterns


I made these for a very special friend, she loves her garden and so these seemed ideal for her birthday.

Dementia Adventure

Good luck Pam and Diane

Pam and Diane are raising money for Dementia Adventure by climbing the Three Peaks whilst Mike and his friends are doing the yacht / running race. Pam and Diane are climbing Snowden, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, I am exhausted at the thought, but wish them luck and hope they raise loads for Dementia Adventure.

Engagement card

Congratulations on your engagement

Congratulations to Toby and Becky on their engagement

May Birthdays

Anns birthday card

Click above on the title ‘May Birthdays’ to see all this month’s cards. May is well on its way and these are this month’s birthday cards.

Anniversary card


Congratulations to my friend and her husband on their wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary to my husband.  Gelli plate designed frame and Cricut heart and letters. Congratulate my sister and her husband on their wedding anniversary.


marathon card

Click above on the title ‘Congratulations’ to see the cards.  What a star, Rob was brilliant in his recent performance and definitely deserved the card. The ‘something to crow about’ card was for my sister who ran the London Marathon, first time she has ran this far, very proud.  Congratulations also go to my son [...]

New Home

Karen house

My son moved recently in London so I sent this card hoping he had settled in.  The landscape at the back is of London, it was a present and I used it before embossing which made it look more like it belonged as part of the card. Used the Gelli plate for the frame of [...]

April Birthdays

card for Nicola and Liz

This has been a busy month, here are a couple of cards, there are more to come.

March birthdays


I made these two cards this month, and a few more it has certainly been a very busy month.   

Get well soon cards


Click above on the title ‘Get well soon cards’ to see all the cards.  Had to change the ‘Teddy nurse’ card and take off the mask and hat as it looked too scary.  Also added to the ‘Teddy nurse’ card the back page of ‘Laughter is the best medicine’. The background of the red Get [...]

Richard and Steve’s project


Small card in a box

Pams butterfly card

I made this card and it was getting quite difficult to get the balance right with the layering and embellishments.  Finally I cut velum butterflies with the Cricut Picturesque Cartridge.  Then as I needed to post it and didn’t want to flatten the butterflies I made a box with the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridge.  Then [...]

Birthday boxes


I was given for my Birthday the Cricut cartridge ‘Sweet Tooth Boxes’.  I made one of the cake boxes for my sister’s birthday and that turned out to be really simple. Then I tried to make two little milk cartoon style ‘house’ boxes for my great niece and nephew.  They took a long time to [...]

Mothers Day


The card I made for my Mother in 2013, unfortunately I had bought a new glue which really couldn’t cope with her hot room.  I glued it all back together with a stronger glue the next time I visited.  2014 Mother’s Day card had the single flower clarity stamp print, and all the papers were [...]

Welcome card


I made this card in a hurry for our new Neighbour.  Unfortunately even though I tried to make it very quickly, the neighbours had only visited their new house for the morning and had gone before it was finished.  Never mind perhaps they will visit next weekend, or the card will just have to wait [...]

Teddy Birthday cards


Click above on the title ‘Teddy Birthday cards’ to see all the children’s cards. The teddy cards were fiddly but fun, I used the cricut Teddy Parade. For the Hello Kitty card I adapted the Teddy’s face, added blocks on the side to make the whiskers.  

Valentines Day


For my husband. In 2013 I built the hearts up by glueing together cardboard hearts that I had cut out on my Cricut. I used Washi tape which was so easy to use. Valentines card 2014 I used the Clarity stamp heart and cut it out with the ScanNcut.  The backing paper was wrapping paper [...]

Chinese New Year 2013


A card for my son and his girlfriend who were celebrating the Chinese New Year.

Happy Birthday cards for Friends


Happy Birthday cards for Friends. Click above on the title  ’Happy Birthday cards for Friends’ to see both cards.  Pretty and Pink, simple use of different papers and textures.  Can you see the subtle difference?      

Birthday cards for men

Mike 2013

Click above on the title ‘Birthday cards for men’ to see all the pictures. Happy Birthday cards for men. The boat card I made recently for my brother-in-law.  The green parcel card I made for my son.  I made the front of my son’s card quite sometime before his birthday and then wanted to make [...]

Thank you cards

Thank you Number One

Click above on the title ‘Thank you cards’ to see all the Thank you cards. Thank you cards. For Christmas I asked for and received a Mini Cricut.  This has made card making easier for my hand that has limited movement and it is a lot less painful.  The first things I made with my Cricut were [...]

Christmas Cards 2012


Click on the title ‘Christmas Cards 2012′ to see all the Christmas cards. Christmas Cards 2012. Started making these in September, was unsure whether I was going to be able to make enough so as not to have to send any bought cards. Do click to see all my Christmas cards.                       [...]

Advent Calender

Advent photo

Advent Calender Christmas 2012. I saw an example of this advent calendar in a card making shop in Melton, I felt I just had to make one. I researched on the internet and eventually found the supplier of the kit. The kit was made by Kaisercraft in Australia and I had to wait for it [...]

Little bags


Little bags I made these sweet little bags for my nieces. In September 2012.  I used a Sizzix die to cut for the bags and then filled them with sweets.    

3D Pop ups

mums card1

Click on title above to see all 3D Pop up cards. 3D Ball of grandchildren. This card was for my mother, it had photos of all her grandchildren. I made this in June 2012. It was my very first attempt at card making and I was pretty pleased with the result. It took me two [...]

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