NEW!! Stampin’ Up Product PLANNER

Hi all

Thought I would quickly do a blog post to share with you all one of the NEW products which is being released TOMORROW in the NEW Catalogue.

If you love being organised, have a bit of a planner addiction and so on then this is definitelyย for you – Click below to see what it is ๐Ÿ˜€ย 


It is available TOMORROW 1st JUNE from 8am. You can order this from MY STORE along with all the other NEW products

Xx Kelly aka The Crafty Bat xX


Planner Happy Post

Hi all

I hope everyone is well and I am pleased to say I will be doing more planner related posts as often as possible there may also be a few posts to do with crafting but only if they relate to planners ๐Ÿ˜‰

So yesterday I received some Happy Post from a lovely company on Etsy called Travelers Times, this is the first time I have ordered with them and have to say I am over the moon with my order. The quality of the inserts is fantastic and so is the paper, I had fantastic customer service with them too, They do a fab offer on the inserts when you buy four you get one free of your choice from lines, dotted, grid or plain, the prices for the inserts are fab.

When they arrived they were beautifully packaged with black tissue paper and put into a bubble envelope. I ordered a weekly on 2 pages, A grid, Lined, Dotted and Plain I then also asked for another plain as my freebie.

I definitely recommend getting your TN inserts from Travelers Times. I have not tried art journal-ling in them as these inserts are not for my art journal TN. They do however take fountain pen brilliantly ๐Ÿ™‚

I am not going to go into details of the sizes and what I am going to use them for as of yet, all I shall say is look out for another blog post eeeeek.

Travelers Times – Etsy

Well I had better go as it is 5:30am as I am typing this up and I think I need to get some sleep well at least a few hours before I have to be up.

Xx Kelly xX

Online Stampin’ UP! Party TONIGHT

Hi allย 

This is just a quick post to remind you all of my online Stampin’ Up party I am hosting this evening over on Facebook.

I will be showcasing the fab products, Creations made with the products, be around to answer any questions, There will also be some games to play and win some prizes. You will also be able to place an order and use the Hostess Code which is in the event page.

This is also the last week for Sale-A-Bration so if you have your eye on one of the free products you can get through this awesome promotion with a spend of ยฃ45 or more then get your order in quick, it all ends on 31st March

If you would like to join in on the fun feel free to do so, It starts at 7 pm GMT and will finish latest 9 pm but the event is being kept open until Thursday for any last minute orders

Here is the link to the PARTY!!

I look forward to seeing you thereย 

ย Kelly


Exciting News

Hello all and welcome back


Well I am soooo excited and have been itching to share this with you all.. Last week I attended a online Stampin Up! party on Facebook, a friend of mine who is a demonstrator for Stampin Up was hosting it.. I have been wanting to try Stampin Up! products for some time (over 4 years) so I thought to help a friend out I would order through her………..ย 


Well with the sale-a-bration being on it was perfect so I got carried away looking and my basket was going up and up OOOPPSIIEE!! So I thought hold on a minute i love doing what I do I love craft products and I love sharing my makes with you and so on so why not jump in and Join up.




My wonderful Kit arrived Tuesday morning EEEEEKKK!! I have bee waiting for this to arrive before I shared this news with you all…. The kit is brilliant YOU choose what you want in your kit for a set fee.

Here is my Kit ๐Ÿ™‚

Just look at those yummy ink pad colours, One of the things I love about these ink pads is they come with labels for you to put on so it is easier to know the colours wahooo! i also love the cases they come in so much easier for organisation.

Did you know you can also purchase Project Life products and Washi along with Ink, Pens, Stamp Sets, Paper, Card stock, DSP and more

Washi and Project Life.jpg


You can take a look at the wonderful products from my store, and browse at your leisure you can place your order(s) through the store and they will be shipped straight to you. If you would prefer to order through me then feel free to get in touch.ย 

Here is My Stampin’ Up! Store

Grab some bargains with SALE-A-BRATION ends on 31st March.. Place an order of ยฃ45 or more and get to pick some free goodies

If you would like to find out more information about becoming a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator go here JOIN THE FUN


I really look forward to sharing my makes and the products with you all

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Weekly Layout Share

Hi all and welcome back

Well I am little behind I should have done this Monday ooops naughty!! So I thought I would share these layouts with you now even though it is my Birthday today ๐Ÿ™‚

The layouts I am sharing with you today are from my Dokibook which i use for all my craft related plans and my Happy Planner which is for important appointments and every day things.

Firstly my Dokibook layout


All stickers used on this layout are from Little Rainbow Moon I absolutely love Jo’s art work and it really does brighten up my layout, you can purchase stickers, dashboards, and mystery planner kits from her Etsy shop HERE

My next layout to share with you is my Happy Planner , now this one I did something new which I have been wanting to do since watching Karen Burchill on You Tube introducing Mixed Media Art to Happy Planner so here we have it.


All stickers on this layout are form the wonderful Lea who runs The Geeky Planner, I also used stencils and Distress Inks on this layout to make it that little more magical as it is my Birthday week hehe. You can purchase stickers from Lea’s Etsy store HERE.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing both of my layouts for this week and they give you some inspirations ๐Ÿ™‚

Xx Kelly xX

Exciting News

Hi all and welcome back to my blog

Well it has been a while since I have done a post on here but that is all going to change and this is why, I am now apart of the brand new PR TEAM for Ugly Bug Plans along with these beautiful ladies


You will be seeing more from me and more planner layouts, hauls and anything else planner related maybe even some art journalling on here too so keep your eyes open for that.

You can find Ugly Bug Plans on Etsy, Facebook and follow on Instagram

You can find me also on instagram @thecraftybat and from there you can follow me and the rest of the PR Team

See you all very soon



November Sweet Treat Box By Paper Pen and Plan

Hi all and welcome back.

So today I am sharing with you all the next box from Paper Pen and Plan for November now this one is a real treat.


Are we ready to take a look at what theme it is and what goodies there is??


Oooooo the anticipation …… Nope still not giving it away hehe


As always there is a lovely little note from the lovely ladies at Paper Pen and Plan taped to the lid to tell you what the theme is and so on…


So this month’s theme is CHRISTMAS!!! Told you, you were in for a real treat with this box. Personally for me I don’t celebrate Christmas haven’t done for 13 years now due to loosing my Grandad BUT I still love everything in this box and will be using the bits to make a few bits.

Are we ready to see all the fabulous goodies?


EEEEEEEKKKK!!! Pom Pom Pen, Oooooo i see a sweet treat too – Shall we take a closer look at everything??

Yes!!! Well lets get to it shall we. So we have a lovely red and white spotted pom pom pen – Personally I love these pens, Some lovely red and white striped Washi – Now who doesn’t love Washi Tape, and a tasty Sweet Treat – Maltesers Reindeer


Ooooo some little Christmas packages – I love the packaging used here really does set the theme of the box off perfectly and will definitely get you in the Christmas spirit. Now what could be inside these packages???


Inside we have a beautiful red bow planner clip and in the other some lovely little red bows for you to use as you wish.


Now what else do we have …. Some lovely Die-Cut Snowflakes, and Reindeer’s some red and white striped string and another lovely Christmas stamp


The next little package has these lovely little embellishments inside, we have some tiny bells, paper clips and some stars

Oooo there is another little package… This one has some lovely little wooden embellishments inside.. In my one I have a snowflake, Reindeer and Present. Imagine the things you could make with these.

Also in the box there is some lovely ribbon.. Would look lovely on a handmade card ๐Ÿ™‚


Well we have another little crafty package again in this box – This is one of the things i love about these boxes you always get something inside to make your self with the bits included – This time we have a Gingerbread Man Paperclip Kit


Isn’t he the cutest little Gingerbread Man


And lastly in the box we have three sheets of beautiful Christmas Velum and some backing papers which are double sided.


Christmas backing papers – One side


Reverse Side


With these papers you could make your own Christmas Dashboards for your Christmas Planners as I am sure the majority of you Planner Addicts have a specific planner for Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

So that is everything in the November Box… Just to say a massive thank you to Claire and Ali at Paper Pen and Plan for another amazing Sweet Treat Box and all the goodies are fabulous.

The December box is almost sold out so if you want one you better grab one quick.. There is also the January and Feb boxes already in the shop for Pre-Order. These boxes are worth every penny they are only ยฃ15 with free shipping so you can not go wrong.

Paper Pen and Plan Etsy Shop


October Sweet Treat Box By Paper pen and Plan

Hi all, well it has been a while since i did a blog post I won’t bore you with what has been going on in this post.

This post is all about the October Sweet Treat Box from Paper Pen and Plan, this was one of their first ever boxes and it was one I definitely wanted to get due to just one little sneak peek I spotted.

So lets take a look at this box…. So straight away you see some cute Trick or Treat washi tape on the box so guess what…. It got to be a Halloween themed box eeeeeekk


When you open the box you have a lovely little note taped to the inside of the lid, which gives you a bit of detail about the box


Lets take a look at the goodies – So exciting

I bet you thought you were going to see the goodies straight away then didn’t you??? Hehe – I love how this is packaged with the black tissue paper and Halloween sequins


Just look at these goodies – jam packed – Lets dive in shall we ๐Ÿ™‚


Isn’t this charm beautiful – I adore the little ghostie that is on – and it even glows in the dark eeeeeekkk, The pumpkin ribbon is very cute too


What else do we have in here ….. Ooooo BATS!!!! YAY!!! – Halloween candy Washi Tape and a #paperpenandplan sticker woop


Another Ghostie – But this time on a paper clip


Some little gems and tombstones


Oooo 3 little tubes of sequins – Now what could these be for


Halloween String – love the orange and black


A beautiful Swarovski black pen – It does have Swarovski on the clip but of the pen :O


Now we know why they are called Sweet Treat Boxes – You get a little sweet treat inside and here is the one that was in my box


OMG!!!! A Lawn Fawn stamp also included in the box :O :O how awesome is that and I looooove this stamp because of the BATS!!! YIPPEEEE!!


This mini envelope is so cute and inside you will find a small charm – Mine was a BAT which i was over the moon about – Everyone who got one of these boxes has a diff charm


Remember the little tubes of sequins from earlier and the little bat die cuts??? Well this is what they are to be used with. How brilliant is this a little craft kit to make some Sequin Shakers


This is what you get inside the Sequin Shaker packet


You even get a personalised list sheets in your box – This is my very own To Boo List – love this – All pre-order boxes have a personalised piece inside.


You also get three sheets of double sided card – This is one side of the sheets


Reverse side of the sheets


And lastly you also get two sheets of plain card – I got grey and orange


So there we have it – The October Sweet Treat Box. I love everything about this box it is put together so well and you get a fab selection of goodies. It is only ยฃ15.00 and so worth it you an find these boxes on Paper Pen and Plan’s Etsy shop – The November box is already SOLD OUT!! Keep you eyes peeled for that one ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here is where you can purchase your very own Sweet Treat Box

Paper Pen and Plan Etsy Shop

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look hope to see you soon and don’t forget to come back to take a look of the next box ๐Ÿ˜‰


Weekly Layout – Happy Planner

Hi planner addicts ๐Ÿ™‚

I wanted to share with you all my layout for this week in my Happy Planner before the pen the layout stickers and functional stickers are all by The Geeky Planner. I shall link to the Etsy shop for The Geeky Planner at the end of this post.

So here it is – I absolutely love this layout


As you can see I also have two of my many Cherry Blossom In The Market Square planner clips on my planner too. I absolutely love Bats so this one just had to be purchased isn’t it the cutest.

Lea’s stickers never fail me and I absolutely love using them and I need to make a new order as soon as I can as i need more layouts and ran out of some of my functional stickers which are important ones… The mood and pain trackers. The layout used is called Beauty and it definitely lives up to it’s name.

Here is where you can buy the stickers – The Geeky Planner

Planner Clips – Cherry Blossom In The Market Square

xxX Kelly Xxx

September Mystery Kit – Little Rainbow Moon

EEEEEEKKKK!!!! Well my September kit arrived on Friday OMG!!! I am in LOOOOOVVVEEE, it is absolutely stunning absolute perfection.

This month’s theme is called “Out Of This World”… So think Space, Galaxy, Stars I absolutely adore the galaxy look so when I opened this I was squealing with joy (while getting dodgy looks from the better half) lol

So I thought I would blog about it and show you all each bit of the kit.. The kits are available for different planners so you get to choose which one each month.. This time I went for the Happy planner Kit ๐Ÿ™‚

Eeeeeekkk!!! Let’s get this beauty opened!!!


Oooo goodies and a lovely personal note from the wonderful Jo which she includes in every kit she does. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that personal touch.


Now let’s see what we have here ๐Ÿ˜›

The first thing I spotted was this beautiful stunning Happy Planner cover/dashboard which features Jo’s art work as does the whole of the kit ๐Ÿ™‚


I wonder what is in these gift bags – Let’s dive in shall we, I love the little quote stickers which are on each bag


Here is what was inside, A lovely Moon and Star planner charm, Galaxy Washi Tape, and a lovely Galaxy look Pen which is lovely to write with


A closer look at the washi tape ๐Ÿ™‚ Isn’t that just dreamy ๐Ÿ˜€


Next bag oooo now what could be inside this one –ย This particular sticker did make me smile though and I am sure Jo will know why ๐Ÿ™‚


And here we have it… Some beautiful Ephemera and Journal cards




Isn’t Jo’s art work out-standing ๐Ÿ™‚ I love everything so far… Right next goodie bag lol


Inside this one was a beautful planner clip from Cherry Blossom In The Market Square which Jo had asked Kayleigh if she would like to collaborate with her to bring us this lovely clip


Now onto the last bag eeeeeekkk


Eeeeeeeekkk STICKERS!!!


Aren’t these stickers just stunning…

The full kit for my Happy Planner


Once again Jo’s art work has really gobsmacked me this lady keeps surprising me every time with her work and I can not recommend her work enough. I am never dissapointed with my orders and I will continue to support Jo and her work as much as I can, I will admit I could easily spend all my money in her etsy shop.

The next mystery kit is October and you can purchase that on

Little Rainbow Moon’s Etsy Shopย 

xxX Kelly Xxx