Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Birthday celebration

Hello Everyone! I have a card to share with you today which I made using a stamp from Some Odd Girl and some Carta Bella papers. I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a sentiment from Tiddly Inks which I stamped on to a banner cut with a My Favourite Things Dienamics die.


The little wooden stars I added are from Artcuts and the number stamp is also a My Favourite Things stamp.


I cut the image out leaving a small border and then mounted it on to the card using foam pads and finished with a couple of enamel dots.I hope you have a lovely Tuesday!
Jane
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Friday, 16 November 2018

Little Miss Muffet DT - Davor the footballer

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well and had a good week. I haven't been well this week so am a bit late with my Design Team post for this week's Little Miss Muffet Challenge. The theme is Anything Goes.


I used Polka Pals Davor on my card and used a mix of patterned papers from my stash for the layout. I coloured the image in with Promarkers and added some buttons from my stash to finish along with some striped ribbon.
I hope you will be able to join in with our challenge for the chance to win a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop.
Have a lovely Friday!
Jane
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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Some Little Miss Muffet inspiration

Hello Everyone!I have just discovered I had a bit of a problem with scheduling posts on my blog so my Little Miss Muffet posts for the past two weeks are missing so I am sharing them today.

My first card was made for Halloween using Polka Dot pals Ghostly which is available here from Little Miss Muffet.


I used some Halloween My Mind's Eye papers from my stash and some black striped ribbon and finished with a couple of little sequins.


I used Holiday truck for my second card which is available here. I loved colouring this one and kept the layout quite simple using patterned papers from my stash and a sentiment from a freebie set from Simply Cards and Papercraft.
I hope you have a lovely Wednesday and I will be back tomorrow with more Little Miss Muffet inspiration.
Jane
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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Little Miss Muffet Challenge

Hello Everyone! It's new challenge day today on the Little Miss Muffet blog and the team have created some lovely cards to inspire you.
Our theme is 'Anything goes' so please join in with us for the chance of winning a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop.
I made a Halloween card using Swings 'n Slides Lil' Spook


I coloured the image using Promarkers and used papers and a sentiment stamp from my stash.
I love making Halloween cards although I don't give many out and this image is one of my favourites.
I hope you have a lovely Thursday!
Jane
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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

WOYWW - Some works in progress

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a good week so far. I have not done much crafting for the past few days, just a few little bits here and there and some Wedding prep making things for my hen weekend.
I have several cards I need to complete before the end of this week which are slowly coming together on my desk which I am sharing for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday.


To the left are lots of digis ready for me to colour and some die cut ready to go at the back. In the centre of my desk is a birthday card for my Dad which is nearly finished and just needs putting together and embellishing. I will have a good tidy at the weekend when the cards are all finished!
I hope you have a lovely Wednesday!
Jane
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Friday, 12 October 2018

Little Miss Muffet DT - Inspiration week

Hello everyone! I hope you are well and ready for the weekend. I know I am! I have some exciting news to share with you today as I recently joined the Little Miss Muffet stamps Guest Design team. I was on the DT many years ago and am thrilled to be back and to have a chance to play with all the gorgeous stamps again.


I am joining in on my first inspiration week with a new stamp which is called 'Jack'. I made a treat box using a Sizzix die and decorated it with patterned papers before adding the image as a topper.


I coloured the image with Promarkers and cut it out leaving a small border.I added a sentiment from my stash and some wooden stars from Artcuts.


I added a button and some stick on pearls and gems to finish the box. I hope you have a lovely Friday!
Jane
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Monday, 8 October 2018

Shine all Day!

Hello everyone! I hope you are well. I had a little break from Crafting and blogging as we went on holiday at the end of September to Cape Verde, the sunshine and scenery was amazing and it's been hard getting back in to the daily routine of work.


I have a happy little card to share with you today featuring a Happy Girl from Love Cynthia stamps. These little cuties are so much fun to colour and to make in to quick cards.


I coloured my image using Promarkers and used paper scraps to put the card together.
I am entering my card in to the I love Promarkers Challenge. I hope you have a lovely Monday!
Jane
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Friday, 21 September 2018

Our Wedding invitations

Hello Everyone! My Fiance and I are getting married next year and I have been busy making lots of bits for our Wedding day. I finished our Invitations off this week and they are now all in the post winging their way to our lovely Friends and Family.


Our colour theme is Grey, Blush and Rose gold. I used Owl Grey card from Hobbycraft for the invitations layered onto rose gold card from Crafter's Companion and then layered onto a darker grey card I bought online. The envelopes were all purchased from Ebay and Amazon and were a perfect match.


The fonts I used were Mottona, Proxima Nova and another one which I will need to look up again! We wrapped all the invitations with a printed band and blush lace from Imagine DIY.
I have lots of other Stationery bits to make still, table plan, menu cards but I had so much fun making the invitations, I can't wait to get started on the rest!
Have a lovely Friday!
Jane
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well. A very long time ago when I was very active in Blogland and had a dedicated Craft desk I used to join in every week with 'What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday' run by the lovely Julia from Stamping Ground
I have decided to join in again as I now have a Craft room and a desk!


This is the result of making just 3 cards! You can see the latest Lawn Fawn one on the desk. I'm not a tidy as you go Crafter....I will tidy up when I get home later though as I need to clear the space to finish my Wedding invitations!
I hope you have a lovely Wednesday!
Jane
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Monday, 17 September 2018

Get Well Soon

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you are well and had a lovely weekend. I went to the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show this weekend for the first time in years and had a fabulous time. My Fiance treated me to lots of lovely new bits for my Birthday and I can't wait to start playing with my new stash. I'm sharing  a Get Well soon card today I made using a digital image by Heather Ellis.


I used My Mind's Eye papers from my stash for the card and coloured the image with Promarkers.


I also used a Clearly Besotted stamps sentiment and finished with a flower from Hobbycraft
I am entering my card in to the I love Promarkers challenge.
Have a lovely Monday!
Jane
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Friday, 14 September 2018

Penguin Party!

 Hello Everyone! I hope you are well and had a good week. I'm very glad it's Friday as I will be going to Alexandra Palace tomorrow. I have not been for a long time and I'm looking forward to buying some new stash. I treated myself to some new stamps from Clearly Besotted Stamps this week and had a colouring session last night and coloured 8 penguins which I have made in to cards.


I used papers from Echo Park to create simple card using sentiments from the set and some embellishments from Hobbycraft. I colloured the first image using dots and cool greys and black.


The second image was coloured with warm greys and little dots. I used a sentiment from another Clearly Besotted set on the 2nd card.


 Here are my little penguins all coloured in. They are so adorable and I love all the little hats in the set. I hope you have a lovely Friday!
Jane
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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

A Pink and Grey Happy Birthday!

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well and having a good week so far. I have a card to share with you today which I made with scraps from my stash in one of my favourite colour combos at the moment: Pink and Grey



I used an adorable Pure Innocence image from the very talented Heather Ellis which I coloured in with my Promarkers. I cut her our leaving a small border before adding her to the card.



I used my sewing machine to sew the strips of paper together and added a running stitch around the edge of the card. The sentiment I used is from Pink Petticoat at the Lovely Studio and embellished the card with stick on pearls and lots of paper flowers. I am entering my card in to the latest Passion for Promarkers challenge.
I hope you have a lovely Wednesday!
Jane
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Monday, 10 September 2018

A little play with Distress inks and some Clearly Besotted stamps

Hello Everyone!
I hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine was very busy but I did manage to fit in a little bit of time in my Craft room to have a play with my new Wishful Thinking Clearly Besotted stamps to make the card below.


I used Distress inks to create a background on a square or card I had masked off with washi tape.


I then stamped the images with Archival ink and stamped a sentiment on vellum which I wapped around the image before adding it to a layer of yellow card before adding it to my card base.
I then finished with stick on gems.
I hope you have a lovely Monday!
Jane
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Friday, 7 September 2018

Stars Rock!

Hello Everyone! I am back today with a card made using Echo Park Summer Dreams papers which are simply stunning! I love the jewel like colours and I thought they were perfect to go with the Luna Bitterfrost Stars Rock stamp from Little Miss Muffet.

 

I kept my layout simple and layered up different papers onto a sold pink layer before adding them at an angle to the card. The flower is from Hobbycraft and the wooden stars are from Artcuts.



I coloured the image with Promarkers and cut it out leaving a small border before adding it to the card with foam pads.  I coloured the image using some of my favourite colours and gave her beautiful red hair. I am entering my card in to the I love Promarkers challenge and the latest Little Miss Muffet Challenge
I hope you have a lovely Friday!
Jane
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Thursday, 6 September 2018

Rainbow birthday shoes!

Hello Everyone! It was my future Step-son's birthday on Tuesday and I made him a very colourful card inspired by Converse trainers (which are my favourite trainers!) 
I used the My Favourite Things Dienamics die to make the shoe and My Favourite things papers from an old pad from my stash.



I used textured white card for the white parts of the card and added silver eyelets and grey baker's twine to lace the shoe up. I then added a Hobbycraft wooden star as a finishing touch. The sentiment I used is from Altenew.



Here is a close up of the finished shoe. I just love playing with the die and making it up in lots of different colours. It always looks fab! I hope you have a lovely Thursday. I have been spending a lot of time in my Craft Room so have lots of cards to show you in the next few days. I have truly found my mojo again and am so happy to be back and sharing cards with you all.
Jane
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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Wedding DIY flower petal confetti and cones

My Fiance and I are getting married in March next year and I have been getting crafty making lots of bits for our big day. I wanted to have biodegradable rose petal confetti for our guests to throw and having seen the prices online, I decided I could probably make my own a lot cheaper. I bought a few bunches of reduced roses from the Supermarket which were past their best and got to work. 
I dried some in the microwave, taking the roses apart and laying them on kitchen roll and covering them up and blasting them in 30 second increments until they were crisp. Mine took around 1 min 30.
I dried the rest in the Oven on a low heat at about 125 degrees on a baking tray lined with baking parchment for around 8 to 10 mins. My Dad also dried some in the airing cupboard which worked well but took a lot longer. I am storing the dried petals in a shoebox in the airing cupboard until the big day.



To display them, I have printed some 6x6 papers with our names and the date of our wedding and rolled them into a cone shape secured with double sided tape. I bought a confetti cone tray from Ebay to hold them upright in a wooden basket I bought from Homesense.


I used a mix of pink and white flowers with a few red petals added in from flowers from my Dad's garden. The confetti smells lovely and look so pretty I can't wait for my guests to use it on the Wedding day!
Jane
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Monday, 3 September 2018

Driving home for Christmas...

Hello Everyone!
I hope you had a lovely weekend. The sun was back again this weekend so we made the most of it with a trip to Portsmouth and we also spent a bit of time doing some pre-holiday shopping. I also had time to craft and spent some time in my lovely new Craft Room playing with the free gift from this month’s Simply Cards and Papercrafts Magazine. 



I love the papers and stamps and the little truck die cut is simply adorable! I was inspired to make a bauble and used a papier-mâché blank which I painted with chalk paint and used the free papers to cover the front and back of it after I had stamped the sentiment.



I then cut the truck from teal card and paper pieced the wheels before adding it to the bauble with foam pads. I added a bow and flowers as a finishing touch. I hope you have a lovely Monday!
Jane
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Saturday, 1 September 2018

A Forest Friend Fairy card for the Ribbon Girl Challenge

Hello Everyone!
I have been playing in my lovely Craft Room today after printing out some digi stamps last night. The cooler weather has made me feel a bit Autumnal so I was inspired to use some autumn shades to colour the gorgeous Some Odd Girl 'Forest Friend Fairy' digi stamp.


I used My Mind's Eye papers from my stash and some cardstock I picked up today on a quick trip to my local Craft Shop and added lots of embellishments and a few bits from The Ribbon Girl, including my favourite polka dot buttons!


The gorgeous image was coloured with Promarkers in shades of duck egg, orange and yellow before I cut it out leaving a small border. I am entering my card in to the September Ribbon Girl Challenge as the theme is Anything Goes.
Have a lovely Saturday!
Jane
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Monday, 20 August 2018

A new Craft room and some Unicorn cards

 Hello! It's been a while since I updated my blog so I thought I would drop by to share a card I made this weekend and to show off my new Craft room. I moved house in January and was crafting in the dining room but since one of our bedrooms became spare, we have transformed it into a Craft room and I have finally have my own space to get creative.


 I love my new desk and it's great to be able to have all my pens and papers and buttons to hand. Everything was behind closed cupboard doors in the dining room and it was difficult to find inspiration with everything hidden away.


All that is left to do is to add a plinth to the bottom of the Kallax unit. This unit was a room divider in our last house and was used to store clothes and toys in this room. It's so versatile and is great to store my papers, stamps, ribbons and dies. I have some craft essentials on an Ikea Raskog trolley which used to be in my old craft room but held pots and pans in our last house!



And here is a card I made this weekend using Clearly besotted stamps. The unicorns were so much fun to colour. I used My Favourite things papers from my stash and some tiny flowers from Hobbycrafr.

The sentiment I used is from a Phill Martin set. I am still making cards for some Magazines and sent off a Commission to Papercraft Essentials this morning, I'm also lucky enough to have cards feature in Creative Stamping Magazine on a regular basis. I hope you have a lovely Monday!
Jane
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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Happy Birthday!!

 Hello everyone! It's been a while! I am back and hopefully will be back sharing cards with you a bit more often from now. I have had a very busy year working on my house and was without a craft area and proper storage for my craft goodies until a couple of weeks ago. I now have a craft desk in my dining room and lots of lovely storage which I will share with you another day. I have still been designing for Quick Cards Made Easy and Creative Stamping during the past year and am going to try to make all my Family and Friend's cards this year which I hope to share with you over the coming weeks and months. The first card I have to share with you was made using a Birdie Brown digi which is unfortunately no longer available but is one of my old time favourites!





I coloured the image using my Promarkers and die cut him using a stitched edge die and used a Paper Smooches sentiment which I die cut into a fishtail banner shape. The papers were all left overs from my scraps baskets and I kept the embellishments simple as the card was for my boyfriend's Brother In Law.


Here is a little close up of the image. Love the cute little dog's hat and crazy eyes! Have a lovely Saturday night! I am going to watch Eurovision with a glass of wine.
Jane
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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

MMCSDT - Whale Done!

Hello Everyone! I have a card to share with you which I made using the 'Whale Hello' stamp set from Avery Elle which is available here from My Mum's Craft Shop.


I created a little scene for my Whale to dive around in using paper from the Carta Bella 'It's a boy papers'. I used a scalloped square die to create the waves which I then inked with some distress ink.




I coloured my image using Promarkers and then added him to my card using foam pads. I finished with a sentiment from the set and a bow and some wooden stars from my stash. This will be my last blog post for a few weeks as I am going in to hospital on Friday to have an operation on my hand.
I hope you have a lovely Tuesday!
Jane
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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

MMCSDT - Happy Wishes!

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well and had a good day. I apologise for the lateness of my post today. I have a card to share with you today which I made using the WPlus 9 Happy Wishes stamp set which is available here from My Mum's Craft shop.


I used pink and lilac inks to layer up the flower stamps to create a pretty birthday day and also used a sentiment from the set to stamp in to the centre of the card then stamped the flowers and leaves around. I love how versatile the stamp set is and it looks so different if you stamp it in different colours.


I love this style of stamping and how the pattern builds up really quickly to create really pretty backgrounds. I layered the finished piece on to purple patterned paper and to pink card before adding it to the card base. I hope you have a lovely evening.
Jane
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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

MMCSDT - Love you bots

 Hello Everyone! I hope you had a good Weekend and a good start to the week. I am back today with my DT card for My Mum's Craft shop and I have another 'Love' themed card to share with you.
I used the Paper Smooches Boom Bots stamp set on my card and had a bit of fun experimenting with Watercolour backgrounds.


I used some precut postcards from Paperchase to create my background on using Distress inks. I smeared some Tumbled glass ink straight from the pad on to a non stick craft sheet and picked it up with a wet brush before painting it randomly on to the card. I actually used my Cosmic Shimmer brush so the painted effect has a slight shimmer to it and some darker accents.


I stamped the adorable robot on to white card and coloured him in using Promarkers before cutting him out and adding him to the card with foam pads and then stamped some hearts and cogs from the set.


I added a sentiment and then mounted the finished panel on to a kraft card. I will definitely be experimenting with watercolour backgrounds again as I love the finished effect. I hope you have a lovely Tuesday!
Jane
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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

MMCSDT - Love is in the air!

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well and had a lovely Weekend and a good start to the week so far. I have been really busy these past couple of weeks doing work on my kitchen. We have tiled, painted, changed handles on cupboards, sanded worktops and it is nearly done. Hopefully I will have a little more time for crafting again soon. In the meantime, I am sharing the card I made for my lovely Boyfriend for Valentine's day using the Stamping Bella close up - In Love stamp from My Mum's Craft shop. It is currently out of stock at the moment but there are lots of other equally gorgeous Stamping Bella stamps available here.


I used some very pretty Carta Bella papers from my stash for the card and layered the centre panel on to red card before adding some stitching. I used some hemp ribbon to wrap the panel before adding lots of pretty embellishements and a sentiment from Hero Arts.



Here is a little close up of the image. I love all he details, Stamping Bella images are really so lovely to colour in! I hope you have a lovely Tuesday!
Jane
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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

MMCSDT: Happy Birthday to Ewe!

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well and had a good start to the week. I have a card to share with you today which I made for my Boyfriend's Birthday using the 'Ewe are the best' stamp set from My Favourite things which is available here from My Mum's Craft shop.


I paper pieced the little hilltop using some papers from my stash and then stamped the little sheep on the scene before stamping him again on to white card and colouring him in with Promarkers. 

I then cut out all the pieces and added them to card framing the little scene with black card. I added some narrow gingham ribbon and a heart button as a finishing touch and a couple of little green pearls. I hope you have a lovely Tuesday!
Jane
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