Wednesday 30 March 2011


Over at BBTB2 the challenge this week is to use a Disney cricut cart. I have lots of cartridges (shhh don't tell my husband!) but none of them are Disney. Luckily for me, my very good friend Kate, has the Toy Story Cartridge and kindly lent it to me. Here is what I made, hope you like it.

Card Recipe
Slinky - Toy Story Cartridge - cut at 3.5" and inked and doodled
Kennel - Create a Critter - embossed and inked
Grass - Create a Critter - inked

I intended to post this tomorrow, but I have a busy day with my workshop and so decided to post tonight!
Have a great Thursday. Thanks for stopping by, Jayne x

Spring Lamb

Hi,on Fantabulous Cricut the Monday Challenge is to make a spring card using any cricut cart of your choice.
When I think of Spring I always think of lambs,tulips and daffodils.
I've also entered this card in the 'Buggie' challenge at BugBites.

Card Recipe

Lamb - Paper Dolls Dress Up - inked & doodled
Grass - Plantin Schoolbook - embossed,sanded & inked
Butterfly & Tulips - Create A Critter - inked
Rock Candy stickles on butterfly

I like how this turned out but need to learn how to straighten my photos!! Lol!
Have a good day.Jayne x

Tuesday 29 March 2011

Bird Cage - take 2

I love making tags, and altered ones influenced by Tim Holtz are some of my favourites. Yesterday I shared with you a simple card using the bird cage die. Today, this tag is decorated very differently....

The bird and cage die is different as it is his new mover and shakers die.

Tag Recipe
Tag diecut,distress stained and then ink distressed.
Stamped in various colours with Stampers Anonymous stamps.
Tailor's dummy diecut,covered in twill and distress inked.
Ribbon tied with heart attached to it.
Bird cage diecut from grungeboard,painted,inked and edged with gold krylon pen.
Dummy stamped with Stampers Anonymous stamp  and red pin added.

The heart was from a sale necklace(full of them)! I do like a bargain embellishment! Lol!

Thanks for looking,if you have any questions about the tag feel free to ask.x

Monday 28 March 2011

Bird Cage

Hi, hope you had a good weekend? Didn't think I was going to post today, it's been one of those day's for me.

This is one of my less grungy cards that I made using the Tim Holtz bird cage die.

It's very different to my usual 'Tim' style. I'll post a comparison tomorrow.

Tim Holtz bird and cage and flower dies.

Hero arts sentiment,stamped and crackle glazed.

Thanks for looking, have a great week, love Jayne x.

Sunday 27 March 2011

Cricut Get Well Card

Hi, my Uncle Les had a hip op last week and I decided to make a card for him.

Les is cut at 3 inches from Everyday Paper Dolls cricut cartridge. The plaster card was made from Wild Card and embossed with swiss dots.
Fragile is from Graphically Speaking.

Thanks for looking.x

Saturday 26 March 2011

Mini Canvas Part 2

Another busy weekend ahead. All the prep done ready for this week's workshop. Looking forward to seeing you  on thursday. There's still room for a couple more,so e-mail me details if you want to book.

Canvas no 3

This one is 6 x 4 cms and stamped with an inkadinkado stamp. The background is acrylic paint but the bulldog  is coloured with....promarkers! Gems for his collar.

Have a great day. Hugs.x

Friday 25 March 2011

Mini Canvas

Hi,hope you're all enjoying this lovely weather. Can't believe it's the weekend already.
Today I have the first 2 in a set of 3 canvases. I love minature things and makes that can be completed within a crafting session. Thank goodness for heat guns!

Canvas no 1

Sorry about the glare from the metal,must try harder with the photos!
It mesure 7 x 5 cms.
Silver metal was stamped with a basic grey flower stamp and then hand embossed/debossed.

Metal was attached to canvas. Terra was applied above and around it for texture. Green and blue acrylic paint was added and then a hero arts phrase was stamped. Finished off with a gem.

Double click the pictures to see more detail.

Canvas no 2

This  canvas is 6 x 4 cms.

It was painted and stamped.

Metal flower was die cut from tattered floral die and then embossed using a ten second studio mould. The leaf was from a mould with the walnut hollow metal set.
Alcohol inks were used to colour them.

Thanks for looking. Enjoy the weekend, will be back with canvas no 3 tomorrow. x

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Monkey Birthday Card

Over at Fantabulous Cricut the Monday Challenge is to make a birthday card or project using the cricut.
I decided to use Life's a Party as I really wanted this cartridge and yet I haven't used it much! So my own personal challenge was to look through the handbook and seek inspiration!  This is what I came up with...

Card Recipe

monkey cut at 2.5 & happy birthday at 1.25 - Life's A Party
paper torn & distressed
distress ink
googly eyes

The canvases are coming!!!!
Hugs,Jayne. x

Loveya Dachshund

Hi,what a gorgeous day again...could really get used to this. Lol.
On BBTB2 there is a challenge to use the dachshund cut on the Paisley cricut cartridge. Here is my take on it...

I thought it made a lovely anniversary card.

Card Recipe

Dogs cut at 1.5 inches on Paisley cricut cartridge(blue one was flipped on my expression as I wanted them facing each other).
Words & hearts cut on same cartridge. Hearts embossed.
Distress ink for all edges.
Ribbon & gems.

I haven't used this cartridge for ages and probably would have passed over this cut,but I'm glad it was part of the challenge as I like how it turned out.

Mini canvases tomorrow. Enjoy the sun.Love Jayne.x

Tuesday 22 March 2011

Blossom the Rabbit

Another beautiful day, certainly feels like spring is in the air....talking of which I have another stamped card for you today. It's another of Adam Pescott's designs. The stamps with the magazine are really worth a look.

Card Recipe

Blossom the Rabbit Stamp
Memento ink
Label die, nestabilities
Glossy Accents
WRMK corner punch

Thanks for looking. A minature canvas tomorrow. Jayne x

Monday 21 March 2011

Kiri the Cat

Hi,hope you had a good weekend,they certainly fly by!
Another stamped card for you today.

Card Recipe

Adam Pescott's Kiri the cat stamp
Black memento ink
Labels die, nestabilities
Coloured with Promarkers
Glossy accents

Thanks for looking. Jayne x

Sunday 20 March 2011


April's issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft has some lovely pet stamps free with it. They are clear stamps designed by Adam Pescott.
My son was cricket training at the Rose Bowl and  so I decided to stamp some images and take my promarkers to do some colouring whilst waiting for him.
I have to say it was a beautiful sunny day and I managed to sit out in the sun,colouring and drinking lemonade....cor,don't I know how to live?!

Image stamped with memento ink on labels die,nestabilities.
Coloured with promarkers and highlighted with glossy accents.

Finished baking and off to hockey tournament.
Have a great day. x

Saturday 19 March 2011

Something for the weekend

Busy weekend ahead, lots of sport for my, cricket, hockey, hockey. My son is sport mad and so is his Dad!! They are my boys, so between baking for the hockey tournament and being a taxi, not much time for craft this weekend. lol

I have a tag to share with you.

Tim Holtz tag, distressed and stamped.
Sewing room die, inked, body covered in twill, all distressed.
Button made out of grunge board, embossed, acrylic painted and distressed.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend. Plan to post some cards next week. Love Jayne x

Friday 18 March 2011

Cricut Easter Chick

On BBTB 2 there's a challenge to use an easter chick from a cricut cartridge to make an easter card. Well who would have thought a  techie phobe would have started a blog and then a few days in,entered a challenge. I am getting brave! Lol.

Card Recipe

chick,embossed & inked -just because cards
tulips,inked - walk in my garden
grass,embossed & sanded -plantin schoolbook

Thanks for looking. Jayne x

Friday's ATC

A week old, and I want to say Thank You for coming to look and for all your lovely emails and comments. Thanks to Kate for pushing me to get on and do this.

Today's ATC is stamped twill, distressed with distress inks, metal flower acrylic painted and glamour iced.
Embellished with fibres and a Tim Holtz fragment.

Let the weekend begin! Love Jayne x

Thursday 17 March 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Wanted to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day, and a special mention for the relatives in Ireland. Cousin David (or is that Cliff?!),Cousin Hilary, Cousin Beezer, Cousin Karen, 2nd Cousin Sarah and Big Al!!!, You would have had to be in Donegal last August to understand - and yes, we had the craic. Love to you all x.

Shamrock cut on cricut - Everyday Paper Dolls. Rock Candy stickled again (I like this product).

Wednesday 16 March 2011


Hi, hope you are all having a good day. My post for today are 2 artist trading cards or ATCs.

I've always loved making these mini pieces of art.

The background for both is done with alcohol inks and edged with gold krylon pen. 
The flower is recycled packaging, die cut and inked.

Sorry about the glare on this one ;-)
As I have said before, my photography skills will improve! Gold, metal mixative was added to both. The leaf is die cut and stamped. Rock Candy stickles has been spread over the leaf for texture contrast.

Have a card to post for tomorrow, Jayne x

Tuesday 15 March 2011

Inspiration Box!

Recently I bought some newly released stamps from Stampers Anonymous. I loved the sayings so much, they inspired me to create this box. Everything seemed to fit.........

Well would you? I have!
I have always enjoyed my craft but always wondered if my work was good enough to share with anyone other than my family and close friends, so now I'm taking the plunge and it will soon be time for the first of my workshops in Clanfield.

Let me show you the rest of this wooden box.

The opened box, showing front and back. On the front there is a Tim Holtz branch which represent the dark element for the fear and the white flower for the dream.

The back of the box.

The inside, where I've used the new mini rosette and bird cage dies from Tim Holtz. Behind it reads 'Love, Wish, Dream'.
The messages inside the box really do say it all for me.

Thanks for looking. Take care Jayne x

Monday 14 March 2011

PaperArtsy Project

As promised, here is the project I made in the afternoon with Leandra and Lin. I do metal work on some of my projects but not normally in this way, really enjoyed trying something different.

The trees and roof are embossed metal, coloured with inks. The hinges for the doors are die cut grunge board, coloured to appear like metal.

I like the way it opens and closes. Looks great on my fireplace.

Tomorrow, I have my own special project to share...... 
until then x

Sunday 13 March 2011


Hi Everyone, hope you've all had a good weekend. Today I've been busy designing spring cards for the workshop we are holding on Thursday 31st March in Clanfield (interested? just drop me a quick email).

Recently, I was lucky enough to attend an Artyscraft Day run by Leandra from PaperArtsy and Lin Brown from LB Crafts.They managed to bring one of my favourite craft designers, all the way from the USA,Tim Holtz.

The day started with a 4 hour class with Tim, Tim and  did I mention Tim? (you get the picture!!) Loved it!!!
The project we made was a configuration box, this is mine........

Tomorrow I will share the altered art project from the class in the afternoon with Lin and Leandra.
There will be some of my own designs coming up in the next few days.

Take care x

Friday 11 March 2011

It's Friday!

Been a busy week, so glad it is the weekend.Today I have a shaped card made on the cricut.

Cricut cartridge used Wild Card. The flower is one of my favourites, created from a few circles of card, wet and then scrunched together.

Have a great weekend, be great to hear from you. Off to find some wine!

Thursday 10 March 2011

Surfer Dude

This card was inspired by our family trip to Donegal last year. My boys loved playing in the surf of the beautiful beaches.

The stamp is by Magnolia and I used promarkers to colour the image in. Tim Holtz ticket die and stamp. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday 9 March 2011

Alison's Birthday

It's my friend's 40th and tonight we are out to celebrate. I have made a canvas for her and wanted to share with you.

I painted and distressed canvas board. Everything else cut and made on my cricut machine before being ink distressed and glimmer misted. Not  sure that all the detail is showing, I will get better at photography!!!
Cricut cartridges used - George and Basic Shapes, Plantin Schoolbook

I will be running some classes in the coming months, more details to follow, feel free to drop me an email.

Tuesday 8 March 2011


Welcome to my first entry (ever......!)

I'm a bit of a craft obsessive, addict if you like, especially according to my family and friends.

I love paper! Card Making, Tags, ATCs, Cricut, Altered much more!