My Story

Kailyard Creations -Handmade Greeting Cards That’ll Make You Smile!

We are fairly new to living in Victoria, British Columbia but are loving “island life”! What started as a hobby of card-making while living abroad quickly grew into a new passion and exciting entrepreneurial venture.

My cards and paper-crafts are individually made by hand-stamping, colouring with specialty markers, ink pads and watercolours, then I cut them out and build the cards in layers to keep things interesting and fun. No two are exactly alike… kinda like snowflakes!

Love a Good Pun? Me, too! It’s Kinda My Jam!

My rather dry, bordering on sarcastic, humour allows me to offer cards and wee gifties that make people smile and even laugh out loud! The positivity and support I receive when selling at local craft/artisan fairs has spurred me into taking things a step further into creating this website and online Shop.

As for me….

I am a proud Scottish-Canadian and military wife so yes, we’ve moved…  a lot! One of the first things I’d do when we moved was set up my “kailyard” which is a Scottish expression/term for a wee kitchen garden. So naturally, I set up Kailyard Creations to be as “mobile” as my lifestyle.  My husband and I both believe that any time spent on/in/near the water is a good time. In fact, we recently bought a 42’ Maple Leaf sailboat that we intend to move onto in a few years. We currently share our home with a beagle who worships me and a cat who tolerates my snuggles, on occasion, but only because I feed her.