Saturday 31 December 2011

Mini Rosette Christmas Trees

Hello my lovely crafty friends. I hope you've all had a super Christmas. We had a fabulous time!

I love Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas but never found time to join in this year. He made some rosette trees and I managed to make a few and gave them as little extra gifts over our festive travels. I didn't get to photo all of them as they were made very last minute as needed,but here are 2 I would like to share just before the festive season finishes!

Tim Holtz rosette dies in all 3 sizes
white paint
glamour dust
jelly beans!!!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hope to catch up with you all really soon.


Thursday 22 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Hi,just wanted to share a special card I made for my parents for Christmas. No challenges just for love!!

This is my last post before Christmas. My family have arrived and I would just like to wish you all a very happy,love filled, holiday season.

Merry Christmas.

Jayne x

Monday 19 December 2011

Tag...You're It!

Hello my lovely blogger friends. I hope you all had a great weekend. Today is a new challenge over at My Craft Spot. We would love to see your tags for your Christmas gifts.

I made lots of these for my gifts and to give sets of them as gifts at my son's school.
They are so quick and easy,yet(in my opinion) look great.

Sizzix Bigz stocking die and embossing folder
MME DP and coredinations white/cream cardstock
Jingle all the Way stamp set - Christmas(masked from have a Holly Jolly Christmas sentiment)
Merry Christmas stamp set - To/From
Twine - all from My Craft Spot
Vintage Photo Distress Ink

It's that very busy time of year and I know I am struggling to get much time in my craft room as I am sure it is the same for lots of you, but we would love to see what you come up with.

Have a great day.


Tuesday 13 December 2011

Christmas Gift Box

Hello,today is a new challenge over at Celebrate The Occasion. Challenge #43 is to make a Christmas project but  not use the colour red.

Here is my final project as a CTO designer as there is a new DT call going on for next year so check out the details over at Celebrate the Occasion if you are interested.


Sizzix XL die for takeout box
DP from scrap stash
Pin - homemade by me!
Whimsy sentiment postage stamp and die - inked
Ribbon from My Craft Spot

I love making these little boxes as they are so quick and easy and look so pretty when finished.

Do check out my talented DT sisters over at CTO and come join in the fun.


Monday 12 December 2011

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Hi,today is a new challenge over at Scraptastic Monday. Challenge #6 is to to make a Christmas tree ornament,card or tag and it must have a Christmas ball and some bling.

We would love you to join us and use one of Cindy's fabulous digis which you can get from here but it's not a requirement.

I decided to use Cindy's Sweet Angels Set and make tree decorations. This image was so easy to use for this.

I love these digis and coloured with promarkers.Added lots of glamour dust for their halos and wings. Glossy accents on the baubles and outlined with silver krylon pen.
I added beads onto some wire I curled and a bit of tinsel ribbon.
I sandwiched the wire between front and back layers.

Check out all the beautiful ornaments over at Scraptastic Monday and I am looking forward to seeing your creations.

Have a great day.


Sunday 11 December 2011

Away in a Manger

Hello Everyone. Thank you for all the lovely comments you've been leaving me,I truly appreciate them.

Today I have a card to share that I made for a couple of challenges. This is based on the carol, Away in a Manger.

I am entering it in the following challenges.....
Cricut Cardz - #97 - A Caroling We'll Go
Cardz TV Challenge - #2 - Crafty Christmas
The Paper Variety - FaLaLaLaLa

I used Paper Dolls Dress Up and kept it simple.

Thanks for looking.
Have a great evening.


Thursday 8 December 2011

Tree Trimming Penguin Style!

Hello,I don't seem to have had much time to craft of late,but managed to make this in between preparing tea! Now usually I can't get any decent photos in an evening but Santa has been kind enough to let me have a trial play with a present!!

I made this card for Penny Black Saturday Challenge - White Out. You can add colour to your image (which is the tree - has to be  Penny Black ).
This also fits my good friend Cindy's challenge over at Scraptastic Monday which is to use a snowman or snowflake with a Winter Wonderland scene.
I am also entering this over at Whimsical Designs #34,Winter theme,use sparkle.

Penny Black - tree stamp - silver heat embossed
Sizzix embossing folder for background
Glitter highlights to embossing
Snowtex and glamour dust edges
Glittered white lace trim

This sparkles so beautifully next to the Christmas tree lights!

Thanks for stopping by.

Jayne x


Monday 5 December 2011

Snowman Treat Boxes

Hi,Monday already! Hope you had a great weekend.

Today is a new challenge over at My Craft Spot. Challenge #36 is to make Christmas Treat Packaging for friends and neighbours. I decided to make a simple snowman treat box to go along with the rest of the treat box family!

These festive friends all hold christmas chocolates to share with my festive friends!

As you can see I made 2 variations.

Tags,Bags,Boxes & More - cake box cut at 6"
1.5" circle punch for head
Winter Woodland - Hat(layer cut at 4")
Body and head inked with Tumbled Glass distress ink
White chalk ink for hat and twine
Black gems for face and chalk for cheeks
Nose - quilled
Scarf - Green Olive and Cranberry crinkle ribbon - My Craft Spot
Sentiment from White Christmas - My Craft Spot

This one was made  the same way but run through a snowflake embossing folder and added snowtex and glitter.
The scarf is braided trendy twine from My Craft Spot.

I think these turned out great. Come and check out the amazing projects of my fellow DT sisters and join in the fun over at My Craft Spot.

For Santa treat box click Here and for my Reindeer treat box click Here.

I am entering this over at Fantabulous Cricut #89 - Present Time - gift or gift packaging.
My Sheri Crafts - Decorate for Christmas

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday 30 November 2011

Snowmany Hugs!

Hello Everyone. Hope your week is going great. I have a card for a few challenges today and to add to my christmas card list. Need to work on these a bit quicker as I need to write and post them soon!! :)


Winter Woodland - snowpeeps and branch
Inking,glitter,glossy accents
3D foam for lots of depth
Flocking on scarf
Candy dots
Sentiment from Mixed Holiday Sentiments from My Creative Time
Oval stitched die also MCT

You know I am a sucker for when the light shows my sparkly bits!! Lol!

I am entering this over at Fantabulous Cricut - Holiday cards
Cardz TV - challenge#96 - Christmas -  say it with S
Copy Cat Friday - Winter Holiday
Whimsical Designs - Layer It- Winter Theme

Thanks for dropping in. I hope to catch up with you all in the next couple of days :)


Tuesday 29 November 2011

Celebrate The Occasion Challenge #41

Hello,today is a new challenge over at Celebrate the Occasion. This week is a Birthday theme and follow the sketch.

Well,you might notice over at CTO that my card isn't showing..... I made a booboo and missed the Birthday part of the challenge and made Christmas!!

Here is my 'alternative'...

My very talented DT sisters have made some amazing cards so do check them out and I look forward to seeing your projects .


Monday 28 November 2011

Gingerbread Milk Carton Treat Holder

Hello Everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Thank you for all your kind birthday messages you left me. I had a really fun time and was spoilt by my family and friends.

Today is challenge #4 over at Scraptastic Monday and we are to make something for Christmas and not use the colours red,green or gold. You don't have to use one of Cindy's adorable images to join in the fun but click here to check them out. They are really cute.

The image is Cindy's digi called Gingerbread Boy. I coloured with promarkers and white enamel accents for his icing. I hand cut the tag and used a MS  heart punch for the edge.

Last year I made lots of these milk cartons and filled them with chocolate to give to friends for their Christmas table. This one is filled with mini gingerbread  cookies. I did save a couple to scatter around when I took the photo,but somehow They found their way into my mouth before the photo call!!

Check out all of the talented ladies on the DT over at Scraptastic Monday and come and play.  Can't wait to see what you make.

Thanks for looking.


Thursday 24 November 2011

Happy Birthday Jayne!

Hello, no it's not Jayne here.....I have taken over to post a card I made for her, as today is her Birthday! Jayne is always making cards for everyone else, so I thought I would try and do the same for her.....

Happy Birthday (my wonderful wife) Jayne

Love Kevan x

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Mice Christmas

Hello,welcome to my blog. Wednesday already! I have had the week off work this week and have been trying to get ahead with DT projects and little makes for my son's school Christmas fayre. Will start sharing  these over the next few days.

I wanted to make a card for a  challenge this morning as it seems forever since I played in any! One of my favourite challenge blogs is over at BBTB2 and their challenge this week is Meow - Mouse Challenge. I don't have that cartridge so I used Winter Frolic for my mouse. Now this card just appeals to my sense of humour!:)

Love the look on Fluffy's face!!

Fluffy is flocked with grey,black and pink and was inked and penned before  the flock was applied.
Lots of ink and dimension.

I am also entering this over at Whimsical Wednesdays challenge which is to add texture.Lots of glitter paper,enamel and glossy accents,ribbon,twine and not to mention flock!
I used all scraps for this card.Winter Frolic for mouse,Paper Dolls Dress Up for cat and Wild Card for circle card.
My creative time for sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by.Would just like to wish all my Friends who celebrate Thanksgiving a Very Happy One.

Jayne x

Monday 21 November 2011

Flower Power

Hello Everyone. Hope you had a fabulous weekend. Where does the time go?
Today is a new challenge over at My Craft Spot. Challenge #34 is to include at least 1 handmade flower on your project.

Well as some of you may know...I love making handmade flowers.

Flower Shoppe - cut at 2 + 2.5"
Winter Woodland - tag snowflake card
DP - My Mind's Eye - Christmas Glitter book
White and Vintage Vanilla flat seam binding from My Craft Spot
Jingle All the Way - stamp set from My Craft Spot
gems,3d foam,diamond dust

I used my cricut for this flower but if you click here,this is a simple way to make flowers without a die cutting machine.

Do check out the beautiful projects over at My Craft Spot and come and join in the fun.

My pictures don't do this card justice as in real life it looks beautiful and I don't seem to have mastered taking photos with artificial light yet!!! I'll keep practising.Lol.

Have a great Monday

Wednesday 16 November 2011

LLama Birthday Wishes

Hi,today is my gorgeous son's 11th birthday. Happy Birthday Ossian!

I would like to share with you the card I made for him from the dog, Pan(as in Peter Pan...but she's a girl!!).


Birthday Bash - Llama cut at 3"
DP - My Minds Eye - Stomp
Scallop and stitched circle die and
All Around Birthday Time stamps all from My Creative Time
Twine and ribbon - My Craft Spot
Embossing, inking, stitching and 3d foam
Snowtex distressing

I am entering this over at Bitten By The Bug for the My Pink Stamper sponsored boy/masculine challenge. I wrote his name on the little tag. The reason I chose the llama cut is because in my mind the ll looks like 11! I know..but it works for me.Lol!!

I am also entering this over at My Creative Time, Throwback Thursday challenge is to use a kid friendly cartridge and a kiddie theme.

Separate to the challenges here is the card I made for Ossi from me and his Dad.

It is a massive 6 x 12" card.

Thanks for looking.Have a great day.

Happy Birthday Ted and Lorraine too. It's been a busy cardmaking week :)


Tuesday 15 November 2011

Thanksgiving with a Punch!

Today is a new challenge over at Celebrate The Occasion. Challenge # 39 is Thanksgiving and you must use a punch.

My little turkey is made with 2 circle punches and an oval punch. A bit of inking and embossing and I hand cut the extras.

Stitched oval die and Mixed Holiday Sentiments from My Creative Time.
Crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot.
DP  from Prima - North Country

Check out the fabulous DT projects and come join in the fun.

Thanks for looking.


Monday 14 November 2011

Scraptastic Monday Challenge # 2

Hi,hope you had a great weekend. I have been really busy lately and MIA with my blog and visits but hope to catch up with you all this week.

Today is another Scraptastic Monday Challenge and we would love you to create a card or project using embossing,twine and your favourite colour. Your favourite colour has to be the dominant colour.

The image is Cindy's digi called Naughty or Nice. I coloured it using my distress inks.

Naughty or Nice - Cindy's digi
DP - Prima - North Country
Sizzix Embossing Folders
Distress Inks
Gold Glamour Dust
My favourite colour changes with my mood and for this card it was red!

I had to share this photo as I love how the light caught the gold glamour dust on the tree and made the star shine!

Click here to see the fabulous projects from the DT and come and join in the fun.