Monday, 27 June 2016


Today I have a card featuring the new Bee ribbon from the Gnome Ribbon Collection from Crafty Ribbons.
I'm not a huge fan of yellow but I adore these 'Bee-lightful' papers from NitWit Collections :-) The image is 'Bee You' from Tiddlyinks. The hexagon dies are Tattered Lace (I've had them an age but only just used them).

I have no words for the last few days. I really hope that we can come together and respect a democratic decision - whether or not we agree. I can't go through another referendum. Please can we have a petition to stop petitions?????? I may need to buy more stash to keep myself busy and cheer myself up :-)

Sending big hugs to all. Jayne xxx

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Summer Challenge over at Crafty Ribbons

This week over at Crafty Ribbons our challenge is 'Summer'. I have used the Camping Van ribbon from the Summer Festival range. I think the stamp might have been free with Craft Stamper magazine many moons ago!!

I hope that you get the chance to play along with us this week

Hugs, Jayne xx

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Add some sparkle

I'm playing along with the Winter Wonderland Challenge of Add Some Sparkle this week. I made this shaker card with an image from an LOTV Art Pad - oh, I do miss these pads! The beautiful papers are from a Papermania 'Home For Christmas' pad.
That's me for today. Hope you're having a great week. Hugs, Jayne

I'm entering this into:
Winter Wonderland - Add some Sparkle

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Crazy daisies

If you read my facebook post about this card you'll know that instead of having a lovely hour of crafting I ended up having 25 minutes of sloshing ink about in a haphazard manner!!! This was due to my inability to locate my aquamarkers which eventually turned up in my wardrobe!!
I've had these Polkadoodles Stamping Made Easy daisies for a week and really wanted to have a go with them. It's a little bright and I'll go for something a little more muted next time but I thought I'd share my first attempt :-)

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Jayne xx

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Red and aqua!

Hmm, this isn't my usual colour scheme preference but I so like these papers from the Range I couldn't resist!
I've teamed up this LOTV Calendar Fairy with these super yummy Deco Times papers and added plenty glitter for good luck :-) I think this might be the first time this stamp has seen ink - shame on me!
I don't know about you but I can't wait for the referendum to be over. It's just getting so unpleasant and at times utterly ridiculous (Nigel Farage and Bob Geldof having a war of words on boats on the Thames??? What????) What with that and the football I daren't turn my tv on! Seems like the perfect excuse to shut myself in the dining room to craft :-)
Oh, and I fell off the diet wagon. Again. Sigh.

Thank you for visiting. Sending hugs xxxx

I'm entering this into:
Winter Wonderland: Add a ribbon and a bow

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Cupcake Cutie

I really wanted to play along at In The Pink and As You Like It this week but had no cupcake related image :-( So I had a quick look on Pinterest and saw this little cutie from Sherri Baldy's Besties collection. I bought this digi and a couple of others - seriously how hard was it not to go mad and buy a whole bunch???
I've teamed her up with the 'Butterfly Kisses' collection from NitWit Collections. Just love this kit with all its beautiful extra embellies. The pink with that zingy green is just yum :-)
I really need to get back to working on my colouring and these images are just great for that :-)

Thank you for stopping by. Hugs, Jayne xx

I am entering this into:
In the Pink - Cupcakes challenge
As You Like it - Favourite Food or Drink - Cupcakes/buns - My fvourite thing in the world is buttercream icing. Which is why I am on yet another diet!!!!!
Besties International Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Sunday, 12 June 2016


Today I have a card I made for the class I ran today at Samuel Taylors. It went really well and we all had a great day :-)

The balloons are from the Dreamer set of stamps from Bo Bunny. I teamed them up with Memory Box clouds and their Country Landscape die.

We used alcohol inks on acetate to colour the sky. Really chuffed with how this one turned out and so relieved the class went well.

Hugs, Jayne xx

I am entering this into:
Kitty Bee Designs - Masculine cards/father's day 

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Crafty Ribbons Weddings/Anniversary challenge

Morning! Gosh, it's been a bit scorchio this week hasn't it? Over at Crafty Ribbons this week our challenge is Weddings/Anniversarys.

I used this LOTV wedding stamp with papers from NitWit Collections (Cottage Garden).
I have used Congratulations ribbon in white and the beautiful Volcan Viscose lace also in white from the Crafty Ribbons shop.
I hope that you can join us this week. Hugs, Jayne x

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Pretty Baby

I don't think this one ever made it to my blog! I used the Anna Marie Designs mdf Baby Gro as a template for the card blank and the Rosa collection of papers from Craftwork Cards.
I've battled the computer all day - I hope it isn't on its last legs!
Thank you for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments. Hugs, Jayne x

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Around the World

Good morning! Today I have a card made using the 'Scenes' ribbon from the Travel Ribbons selection over at Crafty Ribbons which can be found here

.This was such a quick card to make and great for a 'man' card which I soooo struggle with.

I used the Essential Scripts stamp from Inkylicious with vintage sepia ink. I used my fab Presscut square dies for the apertures and a couple of the LOTV tag stamps to complete the card.

I love how it looks with the kraft card but may try it again on cream card.

I've posted this on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog which is a great resource for quirky crafty ideas!

Thank you for stopping by and especially for leaving such lovely comments. Have a great weekend, Jayne xx

Friday, 3 June 2016

Wild Things over on Squirrel's blog

Have you entered Squirrel's Wild Things challenge yet? You can head on over to Squirrel's blog here. To enter the challenge all you need to do is make a card featuring a 'wild thing' - an animal, bird, party people or flowers.

Here's my midway reminder:
This is the first time I've used this fabulous 'Lulu loves Poppies' stamp from Stampingbella. I love her soooo much :-)
Hope you're enjoying the weekend. I'm on day five of my diet and so far so good. However, if, when I weigh myself on Monday I haven't lost any weight I shall sob in a heap!

Thank you for coming by. Hugs, Jayne x

Thursday, 2 June 2016

'Sports' over on the LOTV fb page!

This month's LOTV Facebook challenge is 'Sports'. Crikey!!! Generally if I can't stick flowers and fluff on a card then I don't want to know but I stuck flowers on this anyway!!!! My daughter asked why I'd put flowers on a swimming card and I told her without them it looked sad!! I'm turning into a crazy old lady already. Eeek.
So, if the mood grabs you and you fancy being in with a chance of winning a lush prize you can enter here:
This image reminds me of my daughter and makes me smile :-)

Thank you for dropping by. Big hugs , Jayne xx