Thursday 30 June 2011

Dino Picnic

Happy Thursday Everyone! It's a lovely sunny day here and I have been in my craft room. Today was a play day. I didn't need a card for anyone/event so I made one just for fun.
There is a challenge over at Cricut Cardz - #81 to make a cook -out or picnic card. And this is what I came up with....

A huge 8 by8 card base!
Create a Critter - volcano 4",dinosaurs 3",trees 3.5",bones,leaves
Everyday Paper Dolls - picnic basket 2"
Lots of inking,embossing,distressing and doodling.

 I like how this turned out. Thanks for looking.Have fun.
Jayne x

Wednesday 29 June 2011

For Angelo

Hi,how are you doing? Hope your week is going well. Busy,busy,busy around here!! But (shhh..don't tell),hoping to get a bit of time to myself and to do some crafting tomorrow! Yippee!
My son was in the Zooters challenge Monday night where his team (Petersfield)play various cricket challenges before Hampshire play their 20/20 cricket match. He had a great time and Sky even filmed him and his friends dancing!
My hubby is away on a business trip and my son has a friend over to play so managed a quick play with a new cartridge I've just got,Nate's abc's.

I'm entering this into a couple of challenges...
Die Cuttin Divas - #21 Planes,Trains and Automobiles.
Whimsical Wednesdays - Special Get Well Wishes. Margie from Bella Bug Creations,grandson,Angelo,has had a brain tumour removed and is starting chemotherapy. This card is for Angelo,sent with lots of love and prayers for all the family.

I thought this car was perfect.
Have a great evening,thanks for calling by.
Will see you tomorrow.
Jayne x

Thursday 23 June 2011

Holiday Postcard

Hi Everyone,hope you are all good and having a great week. Kinda busy around here and wondered if I would ever get to craft and blog this week?!
The weather here hasn't been great but our forecast is a heatwave by the weekend(we are talking UK temperatures!!!!).Lol! So a sunshine card was called for....
I am entering this into the following challenges:-
Fantabulous Cricut - #65 Summer Sun
Celebrate the Occasion - #19 Celebrating Summer
Craft Spot by Kimberly - #13 How sweet it is
Gimme a Break - #20 Anything Summer
The Paper Variety - It's Summer

Birthday Bash cartridge - kraft postcard cut at 4"
Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge - Girl cut at 3",sun at 3.75"
Everthing inked,doodled,dress embossed.
Sun is cut twice and on acetate so is moveable and shines down!
Grass - martha stewart punch.
'Stamp' is stamped and post mark stamped across it.
Lots of 3d foam
                                                     To show dimension and the acetate.
I really like how this turned out. Thanks for looking.
Hugs,Jayne x

Saturday 18 June 2011

Party Hat Bag

Hi,Happy Saturday! Just a quick post before I head off to do my workshop. Over at Celebrate the Occasion challenge#18 is Birthday - must have a party hat. It's a great blog and they always have a fun challenge,so check out all the inspiring DT projects.  I made this gift bag a couple of days ago, esepcially with this challenge in mind but never managed to post it! Also decided to enter over at scrappy moms stamps challenge -Sweet Treats.
Seeing as we give loot bags out to take home after a party decided why not make it a 'thank-you' at the same time.
Party hat is from doodlecharms and 'thanks ' is fom mini monograms.

                                                 A close-up to show dimension.
Will see my Dad tomorrow,he,my hubby and son are off to watch test match cricket as their Father's Day treat. Just want to say ..I Love you Dad.x And a happy Father's Day to all dads all around the world.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Hugs,Jayne x

Friday 17 June 2011

Tilda Birthday

Hi,hope you've had a good week. Friday already! Where did it go? Thanks for all the lovely comments you've been leaving.
Today I have a wall hanging to share with you......
Tilda's coloured with promarkers and I added a bit of glamour dust. The papers are Melody Ross,distressed,stitched and inked. I added ribbon and flowers and snow-tex.

I thought I would enter her into the following challenges:-
Stampalot Challenge  - June challenge,photo inspiration(thought my background paper represented a field of flowers,not poppies, but they are bright and pretty!)
Stamp Something - Something with Pretty Papers
Crafting for All Seasons - #3 Summer
Polly Craft Challenge Blog - #97 Ribbon and Flowers

These are both new challenges for me,usually stick to cricut challenges!
Thanks for looking,hope you have a brilliant weekend. I am running children's Father's Day workshops tomorrow!!! Think it's going to be very different to adult ones! :-p
Have fun,Jayne x

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Xmas Lite

Yesterday my friend Kate and I started on Christmas cards. Kate's on mass production but I decided to make a card for Throwback Thursday . The challenge is to use a cricut lite cartridge and bling. The only lite cartridge I own is Jolly Holidays,hence I thought it could count towards my Christmas card stash!
I silver embossed the sentiment,glamour dusted 1 ornament and added a few gems. I think that counts as enough bling! Lol!
I like how this turned out.
Do pop over  and see Emma's blog,there's some great inspiration.
Thanks for looking. Have a great day.
Hugs,Jayne x

Monday 13 June 2011


Hi,how are you doing? Caught up with a good friend today and spent the morning making Christmas cards!! We decided June would be a good time to make a few,before school finishes for the summer holidays! Will post one tomorrow.
Over at Fantabulous Cricut the challenge this week is Wedding Wishes and to use the colour white and a bell. Do pop over and see the fabulous projects the Design Team have come up with, including the talented Sherrie who is Guest Designer this week.
Here is my entry...
Ok,be warned,this is photo heavy!!

Winter Woodland - Building 2 cut at 7"
Bells - charm,attached by wire
MS punches,frond and grass
Storybook - flowers cut at .5"
Acetate - coloured with alcohol inks for stained glass
Sentiment - Hero Arts
White brads for door handles
Inking and 3d foam

Have just discovered Getting Cricky - Anything Goes. Kristal always has some inspiring words so do pop over and check out the  DT projects too.
Also entering this over at Scrappin With Cricut - No cards or layouts #3. Check out Dusti's amazing bead birdhouse.
Thanks for bearing with me! Have a terrific evening.
Hugs,Jayne x

Sunday 12 June 2011

3 Cheers

Hi,hope you've had a good weekend. After all our beautiful weather,the rain well and truly arrived here today! Cricket was cancelled and I managed to get into my craft room to play.
I make a lot of my projects using my cricut machine,but before I discovered it I used to do a lot of stamping.
Today I made a Father's Day card for my son to give his Dad.
Here's a close up to show the dimension.

Card Recipe
kraft stock base
Paper - desert blooms, distressed and stitched
Labels - nestabilities
Stamps - Forever Friends - The Good Life retro collection
Coloured with distress inks
MS Punches - grass and leaf
Glossy accents
3D foam
Peg painted red

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

My Sheri Crafts - #61 Father's Day
The Paper Variety - Masculine projects
Frosted Designs - Stitching real or faux
Craft Us Crazy - Father's Day / Masculine Colours / Theme
Sew Many Challenges - Father's Day
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C91 Father's Day
One Stop Craft Challenge - Father's Day
C.R.A.F.T Challenge -#106 Father's Day
Mark's Finest Papers - Father's Day

Thanks for looking. Hugs Jayne x

Thursday 9 June 2011

Holiday Photos

Just a few photos to share with you. We had a fantastic family holiday,it was lots of fun. The weather and hotel were brilliant. We managed to do some sightseeing,snorkeling and lots of beach activities!
                                            My gorgeous son on our hotel balcony.
Our beach!
Snorkeling  with the turtles!
Me.....body boarding!

We had a great time in Barbados, hope you liked our piccies.
See you tomorrow. x

No 1 Dad

Hi,getting back to normal,catching up with all my jobs. Hope your week is going well. Here is a Father's Day card I made. I've kept this one quite simple.

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

fantabulous cricut #63 - #1 Dad
paper play challenges Week 23 - Fathers Day/Man's Card
Whimsical Wednesday Happy Father's Day #10
Celebrate the Occasion #17 Fathers Day

Card Recipe
Life's A Party - letters cut at 2" and embossed
Stars punched and embossed
lots of 3d foam

Sorry, the colours are actually very bright but I don't seem to get good photos at night. I really wanted to get this posted, so I will retake them tomorrow. Thanks for looking in.
hugs Jayne x

Wednesday 8 June 2011

School Fayre

Hi,hope you're all having a good day. Back from holiday yesterday. We had a great time in Barbados and when I get organised I will post some piccies.
Just a quick post. Hoping to catch up with all your blogs in the next couple of days...can't wait to see what you've all been making.
It's my son's summer fayre at school this weekend,so made a selection of goodie bags for them to sell to raise funds.... lots more than in the photos. My lovely Mum(who doesn't craft) helped me put the bags together.

Thanks for looking. Will be back soon with holiday photos.
Hugs,Jayne x

Sunday 5 June 2011


Hi,hope you've had a good week and are enjoying the weekend. As you read this(and if blogger and my posting have gone to plan!),  I will  be sipping my last cocktail,listening to the steel band and watching the sunset! Hopefully my next post will be telling you all about my hol! It  seems strange looking forward to my holiday tomorrow, (Monday) and writing about it finishing!! Here is a card for all of my lovely followers...
                                                    Jayne x

Friday 3 June 2011

Christmas Card 2

A couple of weeks ago I made a card for a blog challenge which was to make a christmas card every week ready for the festive season. Unfortunately the site has closed,but I decided I would still try and make the odd one here and there.
I am rubbish at using my gypsy but decided I would make a shaped card(and yes welded it on my gypsy!!!) and all the layers. Tilda was stamped and coloured with promarkers.

Everything is popped and inked. Have a fabulous Friday. Jayne x