Tuesday, 29 January 2013

3-2-1 at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog

Apologies for the late and super quick post, I'm still feeling rough :(  This week we want to see cards with 3 papers, 2 embellishments/types of embellishment and one sentiment. I don't think one member of the DT was happy with what they made for this challenge! This card has been made using papers and images from the Holly Pond Hill CD ROM.
I think the less said about this one the better! There is a £15 Sheenie voucher up for grabs so why not head over to the challenge blog and give the challenge a whirl.
Big hugs, Jayne xx

Friday, 25 January 2013

It Takes Two over at Winter Wonderland.

Over at Winter Wonderland this week we'd like to see you use an image with two of something on - two animals or people. Easy peasy. I've gone for a scrummy Wild Rose Studio image teamed up with Wild Rose papers.

We are sponsored this week by Crafter's Companion, so, if you play along you're in with a chance of a £10 voucher. 
                                                                                                                 I hope that you get the chance to join in, last weeks entries were fabulous. Big hugs, Jayne xx                                                               

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Anything Goes over at Lili's Little Fairies!

Morning ladies! What a morning. I decided to go for a walk because being in doors all week has made me stir crazy - but whoa! The pavements are mounds of compacted ice, I must have looked ridiculous tottering along. At least I got some fresh air :)

 So, this week it's Anything Goes at LLF so fill yer crafty boots and do what you fancy. We have a $10 Nitwit Collections voucher for the winner. I could really use that at the mo!
My mojo has taken an extended break and this is all I managed to come up with. I'm sure when I get over this blooming virus I'll get some crafty joy back.
The image is the beautiful 'Little Ballerina' from LOTV and she looks just like my little one in her ballet costume :) I do love this image, she has such a look of carefree joy. The papers are from an unknown source - I found them in one of my mountains of paper. The flowers and ribbon are from WOC.

Helping out at the school turned out to be great fun. My daughter loved having me there and all the children were giddy to have a new person in the class. Back in again tomorrow.

I still can't find my lost craft CD and I fell off the stash diet wagon and ordered the Sheena Douglass 4 day deal on Create and Craft. Bad girl. I am sooooooooooooooooo broke. :(

I hope you get the chance to join us this week and if you get chance go visit my DT sister's blogs as their creations this week are awesome. Big snowy hugs, Jayne xx

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Birthday Kitten

Aww, how could you not love this little Kitty? She's the 'Birthday Kitten' stamp from Crafter's Companion Strawberry Kisses range. I've had this stamp since it came out and it's the first time she's been inked. Shame on me. I've had a bit of a blitz in my craft room and now can't find anything. I've lost a CD ROM I really need and all my stamps are in a complete mess stuffed into boxes. I have no idea how to arrange them so that I can actually FIND them! Ho hum.
The papers are from Wild Rose Studio and the sentiment is an LOTV sentiment tag. I've coloured the image with copics and added glossy accents to the icing and chunky ice glitter to the bun. Super yum!
I'm still feeling rough with this cough/sinus thing. I have to go back to the doc in a few days if no better for some yucky medicine! 

A couple of months ago I rashly agreed to go and help out with an art project in my daughter's class. This afternoon will be my first session. How bad can it be? Wish me luck! Hugs, Jayne xx

I'm entering this into:
Make it Girlie - Divas By Design

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Purple and Yellow.

So, I'm back to using the Nitwits 'Time For Tea' backing papers. It's not a colour combo I'm used to but I'm trying to have a go with different combos. My mojo has completely vacated the area. So far I've searched for it in the biscuit tin and fridge and it doesn't appear to be in either place. Hmm, I might have to search the bag of crisps next :)

The image is a recent purchase from LOTV. The card is for my best friend whose birthday is at the end of the month - we drink gallons of tea and coffee together and have done since high school so this seemed apt.

The ticket sentiment is from the Polkadoodles Sugarplum Daisy CD. I'm going to have to make myself make a card; I've hardly made any for weeks. I think I'm gonna have to dive in and hope for the best. Blimey, this could be a disaster!

Hope you're having a great week and managing to keep warm. I go nowhere without my hot water bottle and I don't care how odd I look!

Big hugs, Jayne xx

Friday, 11 January 2013

Blog Candy Winner!

How excited was my daughter about drawing out the candy winner? She was beside herself! So, the winner is  . . . . . . .


So, lovely Flora who leaves me lots of nice comments is the winner. Please e-mail me at jpib4@sky.com with your address so that I can send the parcel off asap!

Thank you to everyone who joined in - it was great fun!

Big hugs to you all. We have a new carpet being fitted tomorrow and I have a horrible feeling it's hideous. No hormonal woman should go carpet shopping! Jayne xx 

First DT card for Winter Wonderland - Shopping Challenge

Well, my new year kicked off with a lovely surprise! Kate from Winter Wonderland asked me to join the DT! Yippee yae yay! Of course I said yes, and then was panic stricken that I wouldn't pass muster! I have to say that the team are absolutely lovely and Kate has been a huge help, for which I really super grateful.

This week the theme is 'Shopping' (what's not to love) and can be Christmas or non Christmas related! I've gone with Christmas because I didn't have nearly enough Christmas cards this year so I'm starting early!!

Our sponsor this week is:
My Crafty Heart
offering to the winner a £10 voucher

Here is a little bit about them
My Crafty Heart specialise in designer papers, quality stamps, dies and embellishments from all major crafting companies in the world.  Teresa, the owner of the store, who is a keen card maker herself, updates her shop regularly with new and exciting items, so why not pop into www.mycraftyheart.co.uk and see what's in store!"

 I love this LOTV 'Skating Along' stamp - it could just be my tiny tearaway and our dog, Budleigh! I've coloured with copics (because I'm too scared to try distress inks). The papers are from a Kanban kit I bought years ago. The sentiment is from the Christmas grunge sentiment set at LOTV and the snowflake is the Spellbinders Create a Flake 3 set.

I hope very much you can join us this week and don't forget to check out the beautiful creations of my DT sisters! Big hugs, Jayne xx

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Use a charm or use 2 backing papers over at Lili's Little Fairies!

Please excuse the confusion this week, we are without Mummy Fairy at the moment which means we don't have access to Mr Linky, but if you want to join in please leave a link to your blog in the comments box! Sorry for the faff!

The themes this week are: use a charm OR use 2 backing papers. I've used a compass charm and have made a boys card because I'm down to the last one in my box! This was also a good excuse to use the new 'build a scene' die set I bought from Docrafts (I'm gonna be using it often as it cost a fortune and I literally had to copper up for it - the shame!).
I've used a Docrafts Kraft stepper card and the papers are the Nitwits Land Ho collection. The ship and anchor are both from the Docrafts build a scene die set and I've used the Tim Holtz Vintage Market alphabet die set for 'Ahoy'! The image is, of course, LOTV (walk the plank, I think).
The themes leave you lots of scope this week so I really hope that you get the chance to play along. Don't forget to visit my DT sisters blogs to see their fab creations this week.

Big hugs, Jayne

PS. I'll be back tomorrow with a nice surprise and the winner of my blog candy xxxx

100 Followers Blog Candy!

Hmm, now my man took the candy photo and it's such a bloke photo! Still, it gives you an idea what's up for grabs. Sorry, it's a bit random!!!!!

In the stash is: LOTV Emma on Swing, Party Mice, Wild Rose Studio Hanging Gifts and Feeding Birds, Polkadoodles All Around and Everywhere, Ivory silky crush ribbon, blue and peach flower soft and some Hobby House Hatpins.

All you need to be in with a chance of winning this bizarre selection is to be a follower and leave a comment on this post. On JANUARY 11th my crazy child will pick a name out of the bag and then you'll have a week to claim the candy! If you would like to put this crazy picture on your side bar that would be lovely!!!

Now, Squirrel has given me instructions to make this post 'sticky' - fingers crossed!

Thank you to all who have become followers, your support this year has been much needed. Special thanks to Lorraine, Coops, Caroline, Squirrel, Elise, June, Sue, Kelly, Kim, Wendy, Sam, Sharon and Lexie who stop by on a regular basis. Big hugs ladies.

Mwah! Jayne xxxx

Sunday, 6 January 2013

New Home!

This is one of the cards I had been commissioned to do - it's taken me three weeks to get around to it! I'm still under the weather and it feels like I'm wading through sludge every day! Anyhoo, 'tis done and I'm super glad!
 The stamp is from a Polkadoodles Pen and Circle Magazine and Stamp set, which has turned out to be jolly useful. I've coloured with my trusty copics (man, I'm rusty with the old pens at the mo!). The papers are Wild Rose Studio 'Love Letters'. The pretty border is the Memory Box spring border die; I sure am glad I invested in this one, it's been one of my best crafty buys. Just to be nosy, what do you consider to be your best crafty buy of recent times? The flowers and ribbon are from WOC.

Now, I'm in a bit of a pickle. I have run out of lilac and pink ribbon and am low on flowers and have totally run out of rose buds. I know, what a trauma! I have also run out funds :(  The question is, will you still visit me when my cards feature one flower and no ribbon? I can hardly bring myself to think of it!

Super hugs to all, Jayne xxx

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

This is the first card I've made in weeks! I don't think I'd have summoned up the energy if lovely chief Sheenie Paula had not sent these scrummy papers and embellies! They matched this Saturated Canary image that I'd coloured ages ago perfectly, so it would have been rude not to use them! So this is Pricilla Pie - not the best thing I've made but given how awful I feel at the mo I'm just glad I made something!!!!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! Thank you for stopping by; hopefully when I recover from this virus I'll get back into the crafty swing of things! Big hugs, Jayne xx