Friday, 27 December 2013

A belated Merry Christmas!

Good grief, it's taken me days to get to the computer for long enough to post this card!! I have managed to do a bit of crafty type sale shopping though!!

I hope you've had a super Christmas and that Santa brought all that you wished for. I still didn't get John Cusack but I did get lots of crafty stuff so it's not all bad :D The girls had a great time and that's all a Mum needs really :D

So, this is the card I made using the LOTV Christmas baubles stamp and the NitWits 'Christmas Linen' Collection.

 I love, love, love these bright, crisp papers. I cut the poinsettia spellbinder die out of felt and it was job done. I'm starting super early with the Christmas card making next year - I sold most of those I made this year but I didn't make anywhere near enough.

I have to get a wriggle on with a card for the A Little Bit Crafty January challenge where does time go?

Biggest of hugs, Jayne 

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Anything Goes over at the Crafty Little Fairies

Better late than never! I'm finally here with my Crafty Little Fairy post and this fortnight we're letting loose (!) with an 'Anything Goes' challenge. I had totally forgotten is was both teams this week and was thankful that this card was half done or I'd have been sunk this week! Must get my brain in gear!

I used the totally fabulous 'Romance and Roses' papers from the Nitwits Collections. I do love the soft pinks and greens in this one - all the papers are just so pretty and delicate. Yum!

Apologies for the hopeless photo - taken in a rush when I realised I had to do the post. I went a little bit mad with the flowers but I haven't made a card like this for ages so I went a bit crazy :D

This fortnight we are sponsored by:

I very much hope to see your fabulous creations over the next couple of weeks. I hope to be back tomorrow with a card using papers from the new Christmas Linen collection from Nitwits (it's totally gorge!!). Until then, big hugs, Jayne xxx

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Sparkle and Shine over at A Little Bit Crafty midway reminder.

Apologies for a short post. I over did things yesterday and the pain in my side is back but I'm too nervous to take the mega painkillers from the hospital!! I may have to give 'em a go if it continues though :(

So, this is my card for the sparkle and shine challenge over at A Little Bit Crafty.

I've used the beautiful winter birds stamp from Stampendous - it's the first time I've coloured it and I think it needs quite a bit more practice. The papers are Back to Basics Christmas from Dovecraft and I've used the Spellbinders poinsettia die.
I was wondering whether this was CAS enough to enter into the Without Words challenge? Hmm. I might give it a go - it's CAS for me Squirrel!!!!!!

This month we're sponsored by:
 7 free digis

Hope that you get the chance to play along. Hugs, Jayne xxx

I'm entering this into -
Without Words - Nearest and Dearest Challenge - I sent the card to my dearest friend!

Make it Sparkle midway reminder over at Joanna Sheen!

I'm writing this post with a heavy heart as it is my last post for the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog. The 'Make it Sparkle' challenge is our last challenge as Joanna Sheen has decided to close down the blog. The DT are all gutted - as you can well imagine. I would like to take this opportunity to say how very much I've loved being on the DT and how fabulous all the girls are. A special thanks to Paula who is an outstanding DT leader and a complete super star of a woman!!!!

My offering for the challenge is from the House Mouse triple CD ROM - just how cute are these mice?

I hope that you get the chance to join us for this last challenge.Sniff  . . . . . .

Hugs, Jayne xxx

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Let it Snow over at Crafty Little Fairies

This week over at Crafty Little Fairies we want to see some snow on your cards for the 'Let it Snow' challenge.

I'm not thrilled with my offering and was going to do another card but have had a ridiculous week! I had hideous pain in my side on Tuesday and finally got dragged off to the doctors late afternoon. The doctor called an ambulance and I ended up in A and E for hours!!! Still, I got to play eye spy with Squirrel (over our mobile phones) so all was not lost!!! I know how to find the fun :D

I've used James the Bear with the 'Festive Trimmings' collection from NitWit Collections. A bit of pearl trim and that yummy Joy Crafts snowflake die and that's about it!

I hope you get the chance to join us this week. I'll be back when I'm feeling a bit more chipper! Hugs, Jayne  xxx

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Christmas Cheer over at A Little Bit Crafty

We've gone all festive over at the A Little Bit Crafty Challenge Blog with a 'Christmas Cheer' challenge. In all honesty, with the crazy week I've had, this card was thrown together at the last minute! I try and get ahead with things but all you need is a couple of crazy weeks and you're back to cardmaking in a mad rush!!

I just love this Lili of the Valley stamp - it looks lovely in any colour combo :) The papers are the 'White Christmas' collection from Raspberry Road Designs - it is such a beautifully elegant set of papers. I've used my new favourite Joy Crafts snowflake die - just yummy. Other than that I've kept it quite simple - okay, so I'd have covered it in embellies if I'd had the time - But it's just about okay as it is :)

We are sponsored by:
 7 free digis
I really hope that you get the chance to join in with the challenge this month. Biggest of hugs, Jayne xx

Make it Sparkle over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog.

There is a £30 Joanna Sheen voucher up for grabs for the winner of this months challenge so get making cards that sparkle! What more incentive could you need? All that we ask is that you make a card using Joanna Sheen products and you'll be in with a chance of winning :D

Here's my card:
I made this using the House Mouse Triple CD ROM available from Joanna Sheen's wobbly shelves! I love the images on the CD and this is one of my faves! The DT have made some beautiful cards for this challenge so check them out if you get chance.

Both girls seem to be on the mend but I'm totally shattered after a week of running around after poorly little people!! Hopefully this week will be less stressful :)

I hope you get the chance to play along this month. We'll be back on the 15th with a midway reminder and an important announcement from Paula. Big hugs, Jayne xxx