Saturday 30 April 2011

Guest Designer

Hi Everyone,hope you are having a good Saturday.Well I have to tell you how excited I was to win challenge#53 over at My Sheri Crafts with my Easter bunny card. So this week I am very honoured to be guest designer. I was asked to make something for Mother's Day and came up with this card.
This next photo is to show the dimension.
Card Recipe
Create a Critter -little boy bird 1.25" , mummy bird 2", branches1.5 & 1.75" ,blossoms,heart balloon 2.5"
Paper Doll Dress Up - Fence2.5" , Grass
(bit of a grass fiend as you can see from my blog,but had forgotten how good the grass cut is on PDDU)
Wrmk - background paper,inked and sewn
All die cuts inked with vintage photo distress ink
Brances,fence and grass embossed and sanded
Clear dew drops added to flowers
Wired red paper for balloon string
Sentiment -
Lots of 3d foam!

Thanks so much for stopping by,have a great weekend.hugs,Jayne x

Friday 29 April 2011

Little Girl

Hi, after all the excitement of the Royal wedding, I thought I'd do a little bit of stamping when my son went to bed. I had a flower left over from my 'Mum' box and I recently got this Prima stamp of a little girl with flowers. I'm going to enter this card into a couple of challenges:

The Paper Variety - use polka dots
Paper Cutz Challenge - anything goes

Card Recipe
Kraft cardstock
Pink polka dot paper - Prima Jack and Jill pad
Prima stamp - coloured with distress inks
Stampin Up - stamp and punches for sentiment
Cream lace
Large yellow flower made as before
Little flowers
3D Foam and staples

Special project for tomorrow and my boys are taking me out for the day :-) and I have a slight inkling that a visit to one of my favourite craft shops is on the cards......yay! x


Congratulations Prince William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Didn't she look beautiful? And he looked great in his Irish Guards uniform. A lovely happy occasion.Good luck to them both for the future together.It's a brilliant atmosphere here in Britain today.Here are some photos..

Hope those of you who have had little sleep(I know many of you were planning to get up very early to watch),manage to get some rest. Have a good day.Jayne x

Thursday 28 April 2011

Royal Wedding

Hello everyone,hope you are all having a good thursday. We've had beautiful weather but it's just on the turn! Hope it stays dry for Kate and William tomorrow.The card I have is to celebrate their big day and I know it's incredibly cheesy but how many Royal Weddings do we get! Lol!
I am entering this intoBBTB2 where Julie has selected Home Decor Crown.I don't have this cartridge so used a crown from paper Dolls.Technically he won't be wearing a crown tomorrow,but hey...poetic license!!
I think he'll be in RAF uniform and it's rumoured the Queen is giving Kate a family tiara to wear.

Also entering this into Whimsical Wednesdays - It's a Royal Celebration.

All cuts are from Paper Doll Dress Up or Everyday Paper Dolls and cut at 3.5"
Even the pennants are on there and they are cut at 3"
As usual,lots of inking,doodling,krylon pen for gold buttons,gems and 3d foam.

I've noticed that lots of people use peachy keen stamps(hope that's right)and I think they would have been great for my couple.Think I need to go on an international shopping trip!!!(Online!)Lol.

Thanks for looking in.Wishing Wills and Kate a very happy,healthy and long life together.
Jayne x

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Pretty Box

Hi,hope you all had a fantastic Easter. Looking forward to another long weekend as for anyone who doesn't know we've been given Friday off for the Royal Wedding and Monday is a bank holiday! Yippee!
Today I have a special box I've made for my Mum. I am going to fill it with something special for her.
I am entering this into these challenges:-
Fantabulous Cricut        - #11 - Mum's the Word
My Sheri Crafts            - #54 - 3d gift item
Celebrate the Occasion - #11 - Mother's Day

Life's a Party - hexagonal box cut@ 8.75"
Storybook - Mum letters 1.25",Branch fancy corners 1.5",Branches 1 - 1.5",Scalloped circles(flower shadow) .75 - 1.5"
Ranger glimmer mist - heirloom gold
Vintage photo distress ink
Glamour Dust

I'm guessing probably just about everyone knows how to make these flowers but just in case...
Circles inked,wet and scrunched.Open them out,put a brad through 3 or more of them and whilst they are wet,glimmer mist,scrunch back into flower shapes. When dry they are very solid.I then added glamour dust.

Thanks for stopping by.Have a special project to celebrate the Royal Wedding which I will share tomorrow.
Take care,hugs,Jayne x

Sunday 24 April 2011

Happy Easter

Hi, just wanted to say Happy Easter. Spending the day with my family, enjoying the weather. The Easter Bunny has just been and my son has finished his egg hunt. Here's a photo of us in the garden just after the hunt.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Love Jayne x

Saturday 23 April 2011

Safari Tilda

Hi,had a great day at the beach yesterday,not many Easter's I can say that about! A great fun family day out.
It was a friend of mines birthday,so this is the card I made for her.

Sorry,but I don't know which collection she is from.I think she is Australian Tilda and she is sat on a Magnolia boomerang.
She is coloured with distress inks and cut out and 3D mounted.Stitching,inking and flowers.My friend loved it.
Thanks for looking.Jayne x

Friday 22 April 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

This week,Melissa from  gave me this award. I am so thrilled. I haven't been blogging 2 months yet,but can't believe the enjoyment it gives me to share what I make(I give all my cards to people I know,and then what is left I give to charity - usually breast cancer care). So I never had a way of keeping track of what I actually made until now. But for me the biggest pleasure I get is all of your lovely feedback.I was scared to blog initially,but  I have found the crafting blog community is a fantastic place to be with some amazing people. So thank -you for all of your encouraging comments and for making me feel so welcome.
Gwyneth moment aside...

1. Thank the person who gave you the award by sharing a link back to them.
2.Share 8 random things about yourself.
3.Award it to 8 bloggers you have recently discovered and tell them about it.

1. Thank-you Melissa.
Eight Random Things
1)I prefer dogs to cats.
2)I love being outdoors.
3)I play lots of 'boppy' music..I was going to say when I craft,but actually most of the time.
4) I only ever sing in the car as I can't  hold a note! Don't worry Simon Cowell,I won't audition for x-factor!
5)I  live in the countryside and have fantastic views and the most amazing sunsets.Ain't Mother Nature great!
6)I am blessed to be surrounded with the family and friends I have.
7)Only have 2 'crafty' friends where I live,all my other friends like/order what I make but have no interest in doing it themselves.
8)My son still has to help me copy and paste on the computer ...can't seem to master it!

There are so many wonderful bloggers out there. All the ones I follow are new to me. I am sure  all these people already have lots of awards. In no particular order:-

Theresa -
Shelly -
Ashley -
Jovan -
Kate -
Gigi -
Stephanie -
Sherrie -

Jayne x

Thursday 21 April 2011

Blast Off

Hi,hope you are all enjoying this amazing weather we are getting. Managed to make a card in between playing tennis and badminton! My son has his friend over,so whilst they were amused I made this card....

I am entering this into The Paper Variety challenge,which is to use a number.

A side view to show the dimension. As always click on the pictures to enlarge.

Rocket   -  Just Because Cards
Blast Off & Numbers - Life's a Party
Backing Papers - My Minds Eye,Boy Stack
Mirri Board
Everything Inked with distress ink
Doodle Stiching

Thanks for looking.Jayne x

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Hi,busy couple of days,just back from the New Forest. Hope you're having a good week. Can't believe the great weather we're having! And it's school holidays!!
Thought I would show you the celebration flags I've been making ready for 'The Big Event' next week....The Royal Wedding.
Not sure if you can see but the flag on the left has 'W' & 'K' embossed circles hanging off the ribbon.
Lots to share over the next day or so. Thanks for calling by. Jayne x

Monday 18 April 2011

Easter Bunny

Hi,what another glorious morning,hope you all had a great weekend. We have been busy in the garden,power-washing everything. Fence painting today!
I would like to say thank-you to My Sheri Crafts for my second ooh la la award  and to Fantabulous cricut,where I had a design team top 5 finish. It really makes my day to know that you like what I make.Thanks so much.
My card I am sharing today is entered into these challenges:-

My Sheri Crafts   challenge#53 - use a bunny
Fantabulous Cricut  challenge#56 - use a chick or bunny
Basic Grey Challenges  challenge#42 - easter/spring
Crafting Misfit   New Season - New Skill

Well,where do I start? I know my bunny is in the shade but it seemed appropriate as I was trying to get her hiding in the shadow of the tree after hiding her easter eggs!
I love how this card turned out,but I nearly gave up on new 'skill' was to make a stair step card,something I have never done before. Now,I'm not one for lots of measurements and I like to  throw something together,but after 1 failed attempt,I resorted to instructions!!(From Magnolia Ink -Easter magazine.)

Card Recipe
Basic grey backing papers from 6x6" cupcake pad -inked,end panels stitched
Cricut cuts- Create a Critter -tree,embossed,sanded & inked -cut@4.75"
                                             bunny -cut@2.5"
                                             tulips -cut@2"
                                             grass -cut@1"
                Doodlecharms      - eggs
Chicks -Martha Stewart punch
Stampin up punches for greeting
Everything distress inked and lots of 3d foam.
Gems for bunny  nose & eyes
Thanks for looking.Jayne x

Saturday 16 April 2011

Altered Mini Canvas

A friend of mine,who has had some pretty tough times but remains an amazing lady is moving to Devon. I wanted to make a 'little' something for her that was small enough to take with her as most of her things are going into storage for a while.
This little canvas represents Spring and new beginnings.Really hope she likes it.

3x2" mini canvas painted cream
Antique Linen and Vintage Photo to distress,sprayed with heirloom gold Perfect Pearls Mist
The shading doesn't show well in the photos as far more pronounced in real life!(Probably my photography skills - or lack of them!) Lol.
Rock Candy distress stickles on lower part of canvas
Branch,bird and cage - Tim Holtz dies - grungeboard
Branch -vintage photo
Bird and cage,adirondack paints & gold krylon pen
Flower - tattered florals smallest flower - cut 3x out of white paper,inked with spun sugar,stamped with prima text and glimmer misted
Mini red flower button
Heart charm from old necklace

I am entering this into The Paper Variety challenge this week - to use a flower or flowers.Hope it meets their criteria as although it's a canvas,the flower is made from paper.
Thanks for stopping by.Enjoy the weekend.
Jayne x

Friday 15 April 2011

Baby Girls

Happy Friday! Where does the time go? Hope you've all had a good week.My husband's work colleague had a little girl this week,and I was asked to make a card for the team to send. Thought I had a few days to make it, but at 10 last night,hubby asked if I had made it as some of the guys would be out of the office next week!
Wrap it Up is a cricut cart that I really wanted and sent to the States to get(as the new carts nearly always take longer to be available in the UK),but have barely used. Hangs head in shame! So for a challenge I did a few days ago,I used the fence cut. Since it was still in my machine I looked to see if there was anything suitable for a baby card.....and there's lots.This is what I came up with.....

It is a 8x8" card,which is pretty big for me.

Apologies for the photo quality but it was still dark this morning when I took the photos before hubby went to work! Double click on them for more detail. I took a side on view to try and show the dimension.
I am entering this card into Cricut Chaos Cartridge Challenge  #13 at Two Scraptastic Gals  - use either Wrap it Up or Storybook.

Card Recipe
DCWV papers,inked and sewn.
Pram & It's a Girl - p.23 Wrap it Up
Pram embossed,sanded  and inked
Lots of 3D foam

My cousin is about to have a little girl anyday now,so today I made a smaller(5x5"),similar card ready.

 Think this one shows the colours better as picture was taken in daylight!! Lol.
Have a great weekend,thanks for looking in.x

Thursday 14 April 2011

Hoppy Easter

Thanks to everybody who takes the time to leave a comment,I really love reading them and enjoy your feedback. Hi to my followers,welcome to my blog.
Today I have another card which is for Jitterbuggin's spring fling.
 Jitterbuggin Challenge  - follow the sketch(sorry, don't know how to show this),make an Easter card,use a cricut cut.

Card Recipe
Hoppy Easter - Spring Holiday Cards
Eggs - Doodlecharms
Hippity Hoppity paper sewn to blue cardstock
Hoppy Easter matted on silver mirri board
Distress Inked all edges

I had originally cut Hoppy Easter to add to a box but didn't like it,but I think it works really well on the card.
Thanks for looking.
Jayne x

Wednesday 13 April 2011

Spring Scene

Hi,have been very busy with work and had today off and played tennis with my son and a couple of friends. Ossian,my son,stopped to play with his mate afterwards which meant  I could make a quick card.
I decided to try making a card which would fit 3 challenges.

My Sheri Crafts     challenge#52  - use buttons
Fantabulous Cricut   use the colours,pink,green and yellow and make something 'springy'. They have a spring fling cricut crawl going on,so do pop over and see what fab things the designers have made.
BBTB2  - make a card using  an egg cut from a cricut cartridge

A close-up to try and show all the dimension..

Card Recipe

Fence & Grass - cut@ 3" - Wrap it Up
Chick - cut@ 2" -Just Because Cards
Eggs - cut@ 3" - Doodlecharms
Fence & grass embossed
Paper  - zigzag stitch sewing
Flower buttons tied with raffia
Everything ink distressed and lots of 3D foam

Thanks for looking,Jayne x

Monday 11 April 2011

New Challenge

Hi,another beautiful day in sunny Hampshire. Hope you are having a good day. Today I went surfing to look for a challenge to play....see how brave I am getting!! Lol.
I came across Mojo Monday and a sketch to follow,something I have never attempted before. As some of you may be aware from my previous posts I love all things Tim!! So for challenge 186 this is my take...

 Card Recipe

Kraft card for base
Tim Holtz papers - Crowded Attic,Kraft Resist
Tim Holtz mini paper rosette - inked and painted
Scallops embossed with one of  Tim's embossing folders,can't remember what it's called!
Stitching,lace ribbon,green raffia
Stampers Anonymous stamp from 'Stuff to Say'
Everything distress inked and  dusted with snow cap paint

Thanks for looking in,hope you come back soon.
Jayne x

Sunday 10 April 2011


Hi,hope you are all having a good weekend. Just wanted to share my excitement with you as I was lucky enough to win challenge#53 - Looks like Spring - over at Fantabulous Cricut with my spring lamb. And as if that wasn't enough of a thrill, I received an Ooh La La blog award from My Sheri Crafts. Thank you so much.

Hope you enjoy the rest of Sunday.
Love Jayne x

Saturday 9 April 2011

Anniversary Configuration Box

Yesterday was my parents pearl wedding anniversary and so I decided to make them something special. They liked the configuration box I made with Tim (Holtz), so I decided to make a mini version and fill it with things that were special and relevant to them. Here it is, hope you like it to.

Friday 8 April 2011


Another week flown by! School hols have started,am hoping this gorgeous weather holds for the holidays.
I would like to say Hi and thanks to my new followers.
Today's card is one my Dad asked me to make for my Mum. Hope you like it.

Card Recipe
Prima stamp,coloured with promarkers
Tim Holtz atc corners
Tim Holtz leaf die - acetate - alcohol inked
Martha Stewart punches
Flower and spray - hobbycraft

Thanks for looking,have a great weekend. Jayne xx

Thursday 7 April 2011

Anniversary Card

Hi,another beautiful day,hope it stays like this for the weekend. Today I have a card to share that I have made for my Mum and Dad's Pearl Wedding Anniversary.

It is a very simple card and definitely very different to my usual style. I really struggle not to ink and doodle things!!!

George and Basic Shapes for hearts and I Love You,all cut on the cricut. Embossed background and  a few pearls and ribbon.

Thanks for calling by.Jayne x

Wednesday 6 April 2011

April Showers

Hi,what a beautiful,bright,spring day we are having today! The Monday Challenge over at fantabulous cricut  is themed April Showers and we were to use an umbrella or hat cricut cut. Also, over at the paper variety there is a photo inspiration challenge, which I have submitted this card for :-) and then I entered  challenge 51 at sheri crafts the theme being April Showers. Thought about this for ages as didn't know what to do with this. My son when he was younger loved to put his wellies on  and splash in the puddles(and we usually get a lot of opportunity for that in the UK!!!!). So here's my card.....

I tried to show the 'fun' side to rain!

Card Recipe

Boy,umbrella,cloud,rain and splashes cut at 2 3/4" - Everyday Paper Dolls
Splash,puddle and grass - Create a Critter
Flocked Paper - Me and My Big Ideas
Inking,doodling and glossy accents.

Thanks for looking, Jayne x

Tuesday 5 April 2011

Ski Dad!

Hi Everyone,hope you're week is going well. Busy day at work today. Nearly finished my altered art project,just some finishing touches to add.

Today I have a card that I made for my husband's ski trip to remind him of us whilst he was away.

Card Recipe

Stampin Up punches and sentiment
Everyday Paper Dolls cricut cart for skier
Embossed blue card
Inked and doodled
Glossy Accents - goggles

Thanks for stopping by.Jayne x

Monday 4 April 2011

Little Birdie

Hi,hope you've had a good weekend. Thought I'd share a quick card  with you.

I needed  a little note card and this was what I came up with.
Made on the cricut.
Tags,Bags,Boxes and More for  tag card and Create a Critter for the cute bird.
Must make a batch of these. However many cards I make I never seem to have one when I need one!!Lol!

Working on a special altered project which I hope to share later this week.Have a good day.
Hugs, Jayne x

Sunday 3 April 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I am a very lucky lady as I have a fantastic son and husband,who have spoilt me today. They brought me breakfast in bed with a lovely card and treats.Love you guys lots.xx

Here is the card I made for my mother-in-law. It was a hero arts stamp,watercoloured and inked with glossy accents to highlight.

This next card was for my Mum. I made this using my cricut.

Card Recipe
Tulips - Freshly Picked cart - inked
WRMK paper sewn to backing card
Wooden bird - Hobbycraft
Sentiment - do-crafts

Love you Mum. Happy Mother's Day to every Mum.
Thanks for looking. Jayne x

Saturday 2 April 2011

Family day out

Hi, hope you are all having a good Saturday. My family and I had a ride out in my new car today to visit my mother-in-law who lives in Gloucester.

We had a lovely day and decided to pay a visit to a nearby craft shop, PaperArts, in Brimscombe. It's been a couple of years since I last visited the shop. Was really nice to meet the new owners, Sue and Irené. If you are in the area, do pay them a visit.

Tomorrow, is Mothering Sunday in the UK, so I will post photos of both cards I've made. Can't spoil the surprise for them, so you will have to wait until then!

Hope to see you all tomorrow, glass of wine beckons. Jayne x

Friday 1 April 2011


Don't know about you, but this week has flown by. Lots of things to mention. Firstly, a huge Thanks to all the lovely ladies that came to my workshop yesterday. There was lots of laughter and everyone had a great time. The cards you guys made were beautiful.

Secondly, I want to say Thank You to my new followers and all those who leave a comment on my posts. It really thrills me to have such lovely feedback.

And finally, my new car is arriving today. Yippee!

So, before I go, wanted to share a little phenomenen, little known in the UK, a pink worm!!!!!!!lol

Card Recipe
Coredinations Cardstock - embossed and sanded
Pink Worm! - Create a Critter cricut cart
Grass (I didn't realise I had such a thing for it!) - Plantin Schoolbook cricut cart - doodled
Flower - Coredinations Cardstock - five circles, wet, scrunched and layered with a brad

Happy Friday, thanks for looking. Love  and hugs Jayne x