Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas and thank you!

This is a super quick card (if you don't count cutting out of the decoupage - really, pine trees are not designed for decoupage!!!!). The image and paper are from the Joanna Sheen House Mouse Christmas project book and CD, which I just love!

I hope that you have a fabulous Christmas and New Year! Thank you for your support this year, I've really appreciated all your lovely comments, words of wisdom and friendship. The biggest of hugs, Jayne xxx

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows over at Saturated Canary

This is the one and only card I've mad for a week :(  I just can't get motivated! No crafting will get done today as I have the biggest pile of ironing to get through - I've avoided it long enough!

Over at Saturated Canary the challenge is 'Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows' so I went with a brown and pink theme. The image is 'Wendy'; the presence of a super cute dog makes this one of my favourites!

Apologies for the super wonky photo! The papers are First Edition 'Love Letters' collection and the beautiful crocheted flower is from the Range.

Right, this ironing is not going to get done by faffing about on the computer. I'm off to make a start; I may be some time! Keep warm, hugs, Jayne xxxx
I'm entering this into:
Saturated Canary - Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows Challenge

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

All things bright and, erm, well bright really!

This colour scheme is a bit 'in yer face!' for me, but I'm trying out my new yellow copics again and decided to use my new 'Time for Tea' Nitwits collection too! I have only made one card in  over a week. It's too cold to craft and I'm super exhausted!

This image is the beautiful 'Ava' from Saturated Canary; she's one of my favourites. Must go, as I have a few commissions to make and I'm soooo tired I need to make a start before I nod off!!!!

Big hugs! Don't forget that there is candy here! Jayne xx

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Lili's Little Fairies - Something new!

A nice easy peasy challenge this week - 'something new'. In my case it was very easy because I keep buying more stash!!! I've used the stamp I recently won on Squirrel's blog (thank you hun!). I used new Wild Rose Studio papers and I used my new yellow copics.

It's super cold and really foggy here today so I abandoned my power walk and have done the vacuuming instead :(  I'm too tired to craft so maybe I'll veg out and watch some CSI :) Blue Bloods is back tonight - super yeah!

Hope that you get the chance to join us this week. We're taking a break over the Christmas period to eat vast amounts of mince pies and cream and in my case huge plates of mashed potato. Diet resumes in January! Details of my blog candy are here. Big hugs, Jayne x

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

I'm colder than these penguins!

Seriously, just how cold is it? I ended up finishing my power walk in freezing rain yesterday!!! Super yuck. This morning it was so frosty it looked like I was walking a bed of crushed diamonds - beautiful but freezing! It's my daughter's school play this aft and I can't decide whether it's going to be boiling or freezing in the hall. Might put lots of layers on just in case!

This super cute stamp was give to me by fellow Fairy Lols - super big hugs hun! It's just the cutest thing. I've coloured it with copics and distressed with Tumbled Glass. The papers are from the Nitwits 'Joyful Hearts' Collection. Get my new Christmas Tree die - just how fantabulous is that? I am much taken with it! It's Dee's Distinctively snow covered stacker tree - something you don't want to try saying after a few beers!!!!!

I've left my cuppa downstairs so I'll go now and find some warmth! Hope you're having a great week. Hugs, Jayne xx

I'm entering this into:
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Merry Christmas
Songbird Challenge - Merry Christmas Everybody

Sunday, 9 December 2012

With Love at Christmas over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog!

Huge thanks to everyone who entered the last challenge; the entries were amazing. It was my turn to pick a top 3 and I can't tell you how long it took me!!! In the end I managed to whittle it down to Alyce, Sassy and Chanelle whose cards and colouring just took my breath away. Absolutely stunning!

This fortnight the challenge is 'With Love at Christmas'. I struck lucky when Sheenie Towers sent me some scrumptious House Mouse Stamps!

I've used the XXL Go Kreate die again to make the card blank - sorry, I just love this shape! I've used Nitwit papers called Woodland Wishes. These papers are just the most fabulous collection of colours and patterns.

I hope very much that you get the chance to play along - check out the blog for prizes and candy!

Enjoy your Sunday and thank you for popping by. Hugs, Jayne xxs

Friday, 7 December 2012

Use 3 dies or punches over at Lili's Little Fairies

It's not my team's week at LLF but I took the opportunity to make another much needed Christmas card!

I love this Go Kreate XXL die - it's my favourite shape! I borrowed this stamp from my daughter's stash !! Don't tell though! I've used the fab Tim Holtz tattered poinsettia die, the die-namics flourish and numerous nesties!

I hope that you get a chance to play along this week.
The party last night was fine and Indigo fell asleep in super quick time when we got home - phew!
I've bought a couple of LOTV stamps to go in my blog candy and as soon as they arrive I'm good to go - as long as I can follow Squirrel's instructions to make a stcicky post!!!!!!

Big cold hugs, Jayne xxxx

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Woohoo! You rock!

Yippee yae yay! At last I made it to 100 followers! Bless you - you've made my year! I'm really chuffed (can you tell?). So, when I learn how to make a post 'sticky' and I have some pennies I will post some candy to say thank you for being so kind :)

Another quick post because I'm practically falling asleep! This one is the lovely Butterfly Princess from Saturated Canary. I've coloured her with copics - well more wrestled than coloured!

The papers are from the Wild Rose 'Love Letters' pad.

Indigo is going to a party at a play gym tomorrow after school. It starts at half five and doesn't finish until half seven - way past her bedtime. Wish me luck - there may be tears and I have a hideous feeling they'll be mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Back tomorrow with a Lili's Little Fairies DT card. The biggest of hugs to everyone, Jayne xx

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Hands up, who's cold?

This is going to be the world's quickest post as I am absolutely freezing and need to and huddle in front of the fire with a giant cup of tea!!

This is a super quick card - I'm running out of time and am just throwing cards together now!!!! It's never a good idea is it? Anyhoo, the image is LOTV and the papers are from Wild Rose Studio. The poinsettia is a recent buy - Tim Holtz for Sizzix 'Tattered Poinsettia'.

That's me, I'm off to find some heat!

Have a great day, big hugs, Jayne xxs

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Pretty pastels over at Lili's Little Fairies

It's Thursday already!!!! This week has flown and I've got next to nothing achieved. I've decided to take Lorraine's very sound advice and stop trying to catch everything up - it ain't ever gonna happen!

It's an easy peasy challenge this week - Pretty Pastels. Just my thing, and for once it didn't take me hours to make the card!

Card ingredients:
Kanban cardstock
LOTV image and grunge sentiment
Spellbinders Create a Flake 3
Lace, cheesecloth - Wild Orchid Crafts
Tulle and charm from my stash

This image is one one of my all time favourites - it reminds me of my little girl :)

 Most importantly I have (under orders!) to share this crown that my daughter made at the weekend. I helped with the cutting but everything else is her own work!
Hope that you get the chance to join us this week. Big hugs, Jayne xx

Entering this into:
Glitter and Sparkle - Divas by Design

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Wild Rose Wedding!

This is another project I made for the Cradmaking and Papercraft Cardmaker of the Year Competition. I was super chuffed to win the category as it was one of those projects that turned into a real labour of love! I had this idea of a wedding cake box - it was one of those ideas that sounded good at the time. I hadn't quite realised how tricky a round box would be to make!! The first one I made was way too big so I had to start again from scratch!!

The couple are Wild Rose Studio stamps (they come separately) and I coloured them with copics. The scrummy papers are Wild Rose Studio 'Letter From Paris' which I think is my favourite collection ever! I used the Martha Stewart scalloped punch around the bottom and trimmed with pearl and pearl drop trim from ebay. The flowers are from WOC. Unfortunately, I didn't get a piccie of inside the box but I did decorate it with papers and more pearl trim.

Inside I made a card to match.
Again the stamp is from Wild Rose and is just about the prettiest wedding cake stamp I've seen! I've trimmed with lace and yummy tulle and added the odd Magnolia dragonfly for good measure.

I didn't enter many categories this year as the competition coincided with my trip to hospital. I would like to thank lovely Christine at my local Craft Shop who saved the entry form for me and Squirrel for encouraging me to give the comp a bash. I've met so many lovely friends through crafting and I'm really grateful for all your support.

Thank you for stopping by today, I'll be back tomorrow with my Fairy post. Super big hugs, Jayne xx

I'm entering this into:

In the Pink Challenge: Dies/Punches - Martha Stewart scalloped punch and Spellbinders Heart dies 
AllSorts - Bring on the Bling 
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Colour Me Happy - pink and white is my current fave combo! 
Polkadoodles - Any Die Will Do - the box lid and base were made with Large Nestie Circles and there are Nestie scalloped hearts on the lid! 
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges - Anything Goes 
Pile it On - Anything But Christmas

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Anything Goes (except Christmas!) at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog!

There were some super stunning entries for the last challenge; thank you all for entering. For this challenge it's pretty much anything you want to make - except Christmas cards! I was sent some super cute Suzy's Zoo decoupage from Sheenie towers. As you know decoupage is not my strong point and I have a habit of snipping something vital to the picture - here I abandoned cutting the single dandelion as it way too tricky for me!! Anyhoo, the images in this decoupage pack are huge and are great if you like making big cards.

The papers are from a Dovecraft pack and seemed to suit the image really well - they're mainly purple so what's not to love. I tried not to go mad with embellies on this one - see, just one flower. Squirrel will be so proud!The bunting was made using the Whimsy Stamps Banner Pennant die and the paper flowers are from a Magnolia DooHickey. The beautiful doily is the Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily die bought from the Wobbly Shelves at Sheenie Towers.

The challenge lasts for two weeks; I hope that you get a chance to join in ! It's been an odd few days. Since the school disco Indigo has become obsessed with Gangnam style which I have now heard a hundred times. She's also taken to dancing around in her undies and tap shoes to Lady Gaga!!!! I have no idea where she gets it from! Hmmm. Super hugs, Jayne xx

Friday, 23 November 2012

Blooming inserts!

I've spent most of the day making the 'insides' to cards I'd half finished. It's my least favourite crafty job and every time I do it I vow to finish the inside of a card each time I make one - or else I end up with 20 half finished cards lying about the place. I've got a few images coloured and good to go but I am making myself finish this job first :(

Today I've got a beautiful Saturated Canary image called Honey to share. She is currently me favourite (but this changes quite often). The papers are Papermania and are beautiful but you can't see any of them. Bad girl - I will endeavour to embellish less. (Yeah right!)

My aim this week is to enter some challenges - I must force myself not to be super lazy.

I've used lots of Sizzix dies here - the fence (coated with black ink dauber) butterfly border, weathered clock die  and tattered flowers. The dragonflies are a Magnolia DooHickey and I think it's my most used die.

I'm going to go finish these cards; might have a cuppa first though. Super hugs for the weekend. Oh, and guess which numpty missed her blogaversary? What a prize chump. I'm going to get a little bit of candy together and hope to be giving some away next week. Mwah! Hugs, Jayne xx

I'm entering this into:
Divas By Design  - use 2 or more patterned papers - I've used 3 but hidden them well!!!
In the Pink - Use dies/punches
Crafts and Me Challenge Blog - Circles - sentiment and weathered clock die
The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything Goes

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Anything Goes at Lili's Little Fairies!

This week it's Anything Goes over at the Fairies. Up for grabs is a J&C Creations voucher -two excellent reasons to get entering any kind of LOTV creation you want!

Back to traditional Christmas colours - using my new Nitwit papers again. The flowers and ribbon are from WOC and the buttons were in my stash.

I'm going to make a dash up to the shop before it starts throwing it down - it's already blowing up a gale!

Big hugs, Jayne xx

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Merry Chris-Mouse!

Okay, so I went totally OTT with the embellies here but in fairness, I did make it after the CAS card so I was suffering from withdrawal symptoms!

I think Joanna Sheen is possibly the only person alive that could get me decoupaging! Jeez, cutting these berries out was a real labour of love. This image is my favourite from the Joanna Sheen, House Mouse Volume Tow Project Book. I am sooooooooo glad I bought it (those naughty Sheenie DT ladies lead me astray!) The papers are from a Nitwit collection I downloaded yesterday (I am now totally broke :(

The decoupage is quite big so I went for and 8"x8" card. The flowers and ribbon were from WOC and the doily and buttons were in my stash.

I'm off to make some more Christmas cards and finish those with no inserts.

Hope everyone is having a good week. Huge thanks for your comments on the CAS card; I really am trying!!!! Hugs, Jayne xx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

A second attempt at CAS!

I made an early New Years Resolution. In a moment of madness/stupidity I decided that next year my goal is to make top 3 at Without Words. Now, after more thought, it occurs to me that my best (only) chance of this EVER happening would be if, one month, nobody else entered. So, perhaps next year, maybe January (early achievements are good), you could all not enter. I'd be really grateful; I might even make buns.

So, here we are with my second attempt at CAS. I think it's fair to say that I have no idea what I'm doing. Still, I'm giving it a go, and swearing less than first time round :D

The theme this month is 'Bright' - which obviously is soooooooo me. I came out in a total lather with this one. The image and papers are from Polkadoodles SugarPlum Dasiy CD and I've coloured with copics.

Thank you for stopping by - is it the weekend yet?  Hugs, Jayne xx

I'm entering this into:
Without Words - Bright colours

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Christmas Shaker!

I made this in the summer for a magazine competition and have recently received a big pile of Katy Sue Designs goodies as my prize :) The image is from a Katy Sue Designs CD - I am beyond hopeless as I can't remember which one. Duh! I'm going to start making lists when I make a card!!

I used:
Katy Sue Designs CD ROM
Joanna Sheen - Jane Shasky 'Heart of the Garden' backing paper
Magnolia DooHickey Picket fence die
Dreamees die cut sign post - how fab is that!!
Martha Stewart Snowflake PATP 
Spellbinders Create a Flake 3
White Flower Soft
Creative Expressions Organza Flower

We've been bowling this afternoon. My five year old daughter is a demon bowler :) We had such a fab time but now I'm shattered! Hope you've had a good weekend. I've got more stamps and Cds on ebay to fund Christmas!! Big hugs, Jayne xx

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Food, Glorious Food over at Lili's Little Fairies!

Apologies that this post is late and unfinished. I had a really long diagnostic hospital appointment this morning and am now just shattered. I am sooooo unbelievably relieved that the lump and pain I've had for a while aren't what I feared. Blimey, it's been a hideous few weeks - I really need a lie down in a darkened room with some cake!! I am very sorry that I've been worse than normal with my blog visits - the stress of everything has been just rubbish!

So, this week over at the Fairies we want to see LOTV images that feature food. What's not to love? Here's my effort (I do so love those meece)
I'll try and finish the post later when I've had a bit of a rest. I bet I sleep loads better tonight! The biggest of hugs, Jayne xx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Anyone for Cake?

Well, I've abandoned my diet on the basis that I'm not technically overweight, I'm just heavier than I was, I wasn't happy when I was thinner, life is too short and most importantly I LOVE biscuits. Depriving myself of chocolate digestives is not good for my mental health. I'm a nicer person when I've eaten biscuits so really being a bit chubby is a small price to pay!!!!!!

Obviously, food is on my mind at the mo which is probably why I headed straight for this stamp yesterday!

I love this cheery girl and her huge cake! My kinda birthday :) I've coloured her with copics, alas my pink copics seem to be on their last legs. Might have to treat myself! The papers are from the Kitschy Kitchen pad from (Possibly) Mary Frances. The beautiful crocheted flower is from the Range.

Hope you're ok. Thank you for stopping by, it keeps me sane! I'll be back again tomorrow with the Lili's Little Fairies new challenge. Big hugs, Jayne xx

Monday, 12 November 2012

White Christmas!

Hmm, me no likey this one, but I'm still knee deep in lick 'n' stick birthday cards and it looks like I'm going to be making 'em for a while longer, so I've nothing else to post.

I will attempt to make something else tomorrow so I've got a worthwhile card to post. I really, really need to get cracking with some Christmas cards. I need to think of a quick design I can do in bulk. The good news is that I've sold enough of my craft stash on ebay to buy my gorgeous girl a DSi. Yippee.

Super hugs, Jayne xx

Friday, 9 November 2012

All things bright and beautiful over at Lili's Little fairies!

You may need to get your shades out for this one!! I got to use the 'Madison' paper pad by Penny Black that I won last month over at the All Sorts challenge blog :) They're quite bright papers for me but once you get started with throwing on embellies it seems to tone the papers down a bit!!!!

So, this weeks challenge is super easy; just make sure your card uses lots of bright colours.

Ahh, look at little James the Bear - how cute is he? I've used all the usual suspects and got into a fight with the Martha Stewart Cherish PATP. Why can I not line this one up properly? I really am following the instructions, but end up with ends that don't meet (a bit like the button on my size 8 jeans at the mo!!!!). I've no idea where I'm going wrong. Any thoughts would be gratefully received.

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Ribbon Girl. Hope you get the chance to play.

Super hugs, Jayne xx

I am entering this into:
ABC Christmas Challenge - V is for Vibrant colours

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

A break from Christmas!

I am sooooooooo behind with making Christmas cards, I'm in such a pickle. I'm gonna have to abandon hand coloured cards and go for lick'n'stick cards real soon or about five people will get a card!! Ooopsie.

I made this a while ago but thought we could all do with a break from seeing Christmas cards!

In making this card I discovered that I am rubbish at colouring plums! hehehe. Still, it kept me busy for ages!
I stamped the jar image onto acetate and then 'filled' the jar with lots of cherries that took quite some time to cut and colour.

 For this card I used:
Lots of Kraft card!
Joanna Sheen Country Kitchen Stamps - Plum and Cherry jam
Joanna Sheen Kitchen Jars stamps
Magnolia DooHickey Dragonflies
WOC flowers and Jute Mesh
Antique Linen Distress ink

 So that's me for today. Back to making Christmas cards. Big hugs, Jayne xx

I'm entering this into:
Kaboodle doodle Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, 5 November 2012

A baby boy!

Good grief, everyone seems to be having babies! Is it something in the water? I am working overtime just to keep up with new baby cards! I am sooooo behind after half term, it feels like I'll never catch up.

Another LOTV image coloured with copics. The papers are from a freebie Papermania CD which I got with a magazine - possibly Simply Cards and Papercrafts. The papers are really fabulous and I love the colour.

 I used:
LOTV sentiment and image stamp
Papermania papers
Memory Box Spring Border die
Magnolia DooHickey dragonfly die
WOC flowers
Ribbon Girl tulle

I've put loads of stamps and crafty stuff on ebay as I'm trying to raise funds to buy my gorgeous girl a Nintendo DS for Christmas! Grab yourself a bargain! Have a great week, hugs, Jayne xx

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Snow is Falling over at Lili's Little Fairies!

Huge apologies for being such a bad blogger, not posting and not visiting your blogs. Life really is getting in the way at the moment but I won't bore you with the details. I really am sorry and hope everything improves soon.

Over at the Fairies we have another Christmas challenge, which is good because I've barely made any Christmas cards! The theme is 'Snow is falling' so the possibilities are endless. Obviously, you will need some snow!

I do love this snowflake PATP set from Martha Stewart. It's the only one I can line up properly! This took ages because I just can't find my crafty groove. You know when you're sat there surrounded by paper and embellies and just can't make anything work? I'm sure it will come back to me!

I'm hazy on the detail for a change!
Papermania - Home For Christmas papers
Spellbinders Create a Snowflake 3
LOTV image and grunge sentiment
WOC lace, cheesecloth, flower and ribbon
Antique linen Distress Ink

This weeks sponsor is Mary Fran over at NitWit Collections and there is a $10 gift voucher up for grabs :D

So how do you think I'm doing with my 'cutting down on the use of embellishments' drive? I am a lost cause. Hope you get the chance to visit my DT sisters whose cards this week are utterly stunning! Big hugs, Jayne xx

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Silouettes - My first Sheenie challenge!

Woohoo! My first Sheenie challenge - how giddy am i? The theme for the next two weeks is 'silhouettes'. I've never made a silhouette card before so I was super nervous. Huge thanks to Paula for helping me out with some stamps it's a real long story!!

Please excuse the amateur first go with the Martha Stewart PATP Cherish punches - I will practice! The beautiful backing paper is from Crafts and Me - the Forest Fairy digi kit so you can just keep using your favourite :) The stamps are the very beautiful Fairy Whispers Silhouette stamps (JS324) from Joanna Sheen - scrummy. I've used the Memory Box Spring Border die again because I love it. Sorry. The flowers and ribbon are coutesy of WOC.

This was my first attempt at a silhouette card. I put my insert in first and when I'd finished the card I opened it up to find the beautiful insert upside down in the front cover of the card. I am a genius!

You know I said that one day I would laugh about my daughter's behaviour on Friday? Well I laughed yesterday - because yesterday it was even worse!! I've decided that a sense of humour is essential to parenting an exhuberant child.

Hope you get chance to visit all the Sheenie blogs - their cards are absolutely amazing and I am really honoured to be part of the team :)

Super hugs, Jayne xx

Friday, 26 October 2012

I have no words.

It was an inset day today so my daughter was off school. I have no words to describe the shocking disaster and the awfulness that unfolded. One day I might laugh. It won't be today. Next week is half term - surely it can't get worse?

I haven't managed to get any crafting done but this is one I made earlier!!

I used:
LOTV sentiment and image stamp
WOC ribbon and flowers
Magnolia Doohickey butterflies
Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily Die
Wild Rose Studio - Annabelle's Meadow papers
Memory Box - Spring Border Die

The in-laws are coming tomorrow. Really, I have no words!

Hope you have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by, hugs, Jayne xxxxx

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Getting into the festive spirit. Sort of.

As the lovely Hayley and Carol at Dreamees are going to have a stall at the NEC next month I thought I should get a wriggle on and make some last minute samples. I thought a Christmas card bonanza might help me find my mojo. It didn't, but I did craft to some mighty fine music. I'm sure my neighbours must now love the Mumfords nearly as much as me!!

I've used the 'Back to Basics' Cd for both cards as it's such a super all rounder.

I know, I'm a bad girl, I've used that Go Kreate XXL die again. And that rose organza trim, and the pearls and the snowflakes. They're all my favouries, what can I say? The recipe of Christmas stamp is super cute and really versatile :)

It's not Christmas without a purple card though, is it?

I tried embossing the tree with some new Stampendous embossing powder I bought at Harrogate. Beautifully sparkly it is, but every time I embossed it the powder just fell off. After six attempts, guess what? Yep, that 'embossing powder' was silver halo GLITTER. Duh!

This next one was a nightmare to photograph and the colour is not how it is in real life. Grrr. I so wish I was more technical. Anyhoo, you get the gist and the bauble stamp is lovely in any colour!

Thanks to everyone for the words of wisdom regarding my daughter and the reading fiasco. Bribery sometimes works! She got a great comment in her reading records book today - the teacher can see how hard she's working at home and is really impressed with her improvement! Yippee. See, it was worth chasing her round the house with the blasted book after all!!!!!!

Best of all, today I received one of those little sent 'just because' cards from a friend. It was unexpected, totally beautiful, and cheered me up no end. :D It's nice to have a friend who doesn't mind that I'm fifty shades of bonkers!!!!!

Big hugs to all, thank you for your support, hugs, Jayne xx

Monday, 22 October 2012

Christmas is aqua!

Sorry I've been quiet of late. Parent's evening left me feeling depressed and overwhelmed. I should have been super happy that my little girl is doing fabulously well but the realisation that school had little to do with education and fostering a love of learning and more to do with exam passing was just depressing. The new reading book she's brought home has 32 pages with 5 lines on each page. She only turned 5 at the end of August. I've spent the weekend chasing her around the house trying to get her to read the book and answer comprehension questions. :( Sorry for moaning. I could sob. Any words of wisdom will be gratefully received.

Okay, sorry for that. How much am I loving this Go Kreate die? I am so glad that I blew my last £30 on it at Harrogate! This is one of my daughter's stamps that I've borrowed. She has such good taste!

This is the only card I've made in a week! I really need to get a scoot on with Christmas cards and a few samples for Dreamees who will be at the NEC in November.

A close up of that cute bear (how could I resist):

For the card I used:

Go Kreate XXL Square Frilly Frame 10
LOTV 'Cuddling Ted' and sentiment
Nitwit collection Holiday Charm paper
Creative Expressions Organza Rose
Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily Die
Lace and Ribbon - WOC
Spellbinders Snowflake
Pearl Trim - Ebay

Apologies for the rant; I do feel a little better for getting it off my chest. Thank you for coming by, hugs, Jayne xx

I'm entering this into:
ABC Christmas - U is up to you

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Anything Goes at Lili's Little Fairies

It's a no-brainer this week! Anything Goes - so long as you use a Lili of the Valley stamp you can feel free to fill your crafty boots and go wherever your mojo takes you!

This stamp is a new purchase :) She is just super cute and a real joy to colour. I am miles behind with everything today so this is the quickest post ever! I'll be back later with details of the card. Super sorry for my slackness!!

Hugs, Jayne xx

Monday, 15 October 2012

Still decorating!

I'm not liking decorating on my own. It takes AGES! I have one wall to do but I have to empty the dresser and then move it so it'll have to wait until tomorrow!

I've got another Christmas Card today made with the super cute Mulberry Wood stamps. These are just my kinda cute!

I made this pre-decorating, I ache everywhere and have no idea when I'll craft again!

For this card I used:
First Edition papers
Sizzix Tim Holtz Weathered Clock Die
Crafter's Companion Mulberry Wood Stamp
Antique linen Distress Ink
Spellbinders Snowflake Dies
Lili of the Valley - Christmas Grunge Sentiments
Kraft Card
WOC flower and ribbon

I'm off for a cuppa. It's parents evening tonight. I'm feeling slightly anxious, fingers crossed. Hugs, Jayne xx

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Classic Christmas over at Lili's Little Fairies!

Sorry this is both late and unfinished! I am painting the lounge and it's taking longer than anticipated!!!! This week it's Team B's challenge of 'Classic Christmas'. I couldn't resist joining in this week so here's my card:

I've used lots of the goodies I bought at Harrogate on this card :) 


Raspberry Road - White Christmas papers
LOTV image
Craft Stamper - freebie sentiment
WOC ribbon, flower, cheesecloth
Ribbonbox - lace
The Hobby House - rose trim (oooh super yum)
Papermania - urban stamps
Spellbinders - snowflake
Go Kreate die - will find out which it is!!!

I'm off for some lunch, a large cup of tea and a lie down. I'll be back with the Go Kreate die details later (if I can still stand!)

Please remember that if you want to join in with us at Lili's Little Fairies you must use a Lili of the Valley stamp or we can't enter you into the prize draw! Super hugs, a paint spattered Jayne xx

I am entering this cards into:
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Lets see those shapes 
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes 
Papertake Weekly - All Creatures Great and Small 
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes 
Penny Black at All Sorts - Animal Magic 
The Crafty Pad - Vintage theme 
Fab n Funky - Vintage
Simon Says Stamp - dies/punches

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Good grief, is that yellow I see!

This is a bit bright and cheerful for me; I'm not sure what came over me!

This is one of my daughter's stamps that I've borrowed. The thing is, when I borrow one of her stamps I put it back. When she 'borrows' my promarkers they somehow manage to stay in her box. She has her eye on my sketch pens - I've taken to hiding them!!!!!!!!

I'm freezing today and I've just managed to put a staple through my thumb so a cheery card is probably just what the doctor ordered!

On this card I used:
LOTV image and sentiment
Kraft card
WOC flowers
Martha Stewart leaf punch 
Sizzix Tim Holtz Weathered Clock Die
Magnolia DooHickey Dragonfly dies
Prima - Sweet Fairy papers

I'm off to get warm and veg in front of the t.v. for half an hour. Hope you're having a great week, hugs, Jayne xx