Monday 31 October 2011

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party - Day 1

Hi,hope you had a great weekend. I am so excited to show you my project with the first of Kimberly's  Winter and Christmas stamps.

The first stamp set is called Jingle All the Way. This is such a great stamp set! I really didn't know which sentiments to choose as they are all so brilliant.

Sweet Tooth Boxes - cut at 5.5"
K&Co xmas paper
Jingle All the Way stamp set ,Vintage Vanilla crinkle ribbon,flat seam binding and Trendy Twine all from My Craft Spot.
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Pewter embossing powder
Vintage photo distress ink

I added twine to the edge of the lid and stamped and heat embossed on the box.
I also stamped on the ribbon. The black archival ink stamps beautifully on the flat seam binding.
Added vintage vanilla crinkle ribbon to the top.

Do go and check out the fabulous DT projects over at My Craft Spot.
Kimberly is having a daily giveaway this week and today's giveaway is the wonderful Friends and Neighbours stamp set.

All the new sets will be available Saturday.


Scraptastic Monday

Good morning everyone. Hope you had a super weekend.Warning! Prepare for a flurry of posts this week.
The wonderful,Cindy of Cindy's Scraptastic Designs is starting a weekly  Challenge called Scraptastic Monday,starting next monday the 7th Nov .

To launch this exciting event we are having a blog hop Friday 4th through  6th Nov.

Also Cindy's Shop with her amazing digis is OPEN.
She is superbly talented and these images are just wonderful.

Cindy is offering 3 of her digis and a set of 12 Prisma Coloured Pencils as a prize during the blog hop,so  come and hop with us.


Friday 28 October 2011

Come Join the Party

Hi, hope you've had a good week. Just a quick reminder, Kimberly's releasing her newest stamps and we are having a party! Starting this Monday - October 31st.

Each day you will get a sneak peek at one of the 5 new stamp sets.The design team  are cooking up lots of fun new projects and ideas - you won't want to miss it!

You will have a chance to win some blog candy each day!

Come join our blog hop on the last day (Saturday) with fun prizes and great project ideas at each stop!
Add this button to your site and you will qualify for an extra blog candy entry each day of the party!
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 Been busy working on lots of fabulous projects and I know you are going to love these new sets as much as I do, so come and join the fun!


Monday 24 October 2011

M.T. Tomb!!

Hi and Happy Monday. Did you have a good weekend? My son was away at a school activity camp last week and Hubby and I had a few evenings out! I was also busy crafting...just can't share them with you quite yet!!

School hols this week and lots happening but I wanted to make a card for a couple of challenges.
Over at BBTB2 they have a purple cricut challenge sponsored by Crafty Sprouts(such a fab name!). Last week I ordered Flower Shoppe (I finally succombed) but it still hasn't arrived and I wanted to make a purple flower monster. So I came up with this instead...

So, it's kinda different from a purple flower monster but I like it!!

Mini Monsters - card cut at 4",embossed with a Tim Holtz halloween embossing folder,sanded,inked and glimmer misted.
Happy Hauntings - M T Tomb cut at 4"
PDDU -mummy and skeleton
Tim Holtz ticket and halloween stamp
Lots of inking,3d foam and glossy accents

 Karen is also having a Halloween challenge over at Little Scrap Pieces and I am going to enter this there too. Do check out her amazing designs.

Have a great week.Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday 22 October 2011

Cindy's Scraptastic Designs

Hi,hope you are having a fun weekend. I just wanted to share some exciting news with you all.

My ever so talented friend, Cindy, from Cindy's Scraptastic Designs, has asked me to be on her new team. She does the most amazing digi images and I am so honoured and excited to be going on this journey with her.

The fun starts soon, and you are going to love her images, stay tuned. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Birthday Boy

Hi,today is new challenge day over at Celebrate the Occasion. Challenge # 35 is to make a male birthday card....with a twist,you must use metal! Here is my card....

Wild Rose Studio stamp
Tim Holtz - Rosette die
My Creative Time - Build a banner set
Metal sheet

Check out the talented DT projects and then come and link up with us over at Celebrate the Occasion.
I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Have a great day.
Jayne x

Monday 17 October 2011

Halloween Tombstone

Hello and welcome. Today is my first post as a My Craft Spot design team member. I am so excited to be part of Kimberly's wonderful team.
This week's challenge - # 30 is 3D Halloween. Make a 3d project or treat packaging. I came up with a tombstone treat container.

This picture show's the other end of the box. The ghost is coming out to say 'Boo'.

Wrap It Up - tombstone box cut at 10" (p.62)
Sides embossed with Tim Holtz Halloween folder.
Graves sanded and ink distressed
Glossy accents added to both ends
Paper Dolls Dressup - Mummy cut at 3.5"
Ghost cut at 2.25"
Cat cut at 2.25"
All other cuts from a cuttlebug halloween die
Green crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot.
I frayed the edges - it is Halloween!
Red gems,black enamel accents.

Check out the amazing DT projects and come and join in the fun.
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Jayne x

I am also entering this over at Robyn's My Pink Stamper - make a goodie bag or 3d item for a holiday.

Sunday 16 October 2011

Trick or Treat!

Hi,hope you are having a fab weekend. I wanted to play in a couple of challenges and managed to have a little craft time this morning.

Over at My Creative Time, Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge is to use a cart with a card feature and a Halloween theme. You only have until Wednesday to link up so check out her amazing blog and play along.

Over at BBTB2, Agnes has chosen the vulture cut from Life's a Party. The thing I love about challenges is that it makes you think about a cut that maybe you would overlook any other time! Well,this vulture was never on my radar,but I love how my card came out! Do pop over and be inspired by the amazing DT projects and there's still time to enter.

Mr Vulture decided to dress up as a Pumpkin for trick or treating! Looks like his last house didn't give him a treat!!!!!!

Life's A Party - Mr V. cut at 2.75"
The card base is a grave card on p.38 cut at 5" and then the 'door' is the main grave cut on the same page cut at 4.5".
Lots of inking,embossing,sanding and 3d foam.
Hello Kitty - pumpkin cut at 2"
Doodlecharms - bag cut at 1.5"
Making Memories brad for door knob.
My Creative Time - Scallop and stitched circle die
All Around Halloween and Mixed Holiday Sentiments stamps
Glossy Accents

Thanks for dropping by.
Jayne x

Thursday 13 October 2011

Hi,hope you're having a great week. I just wanted to say that I made the Design Team for My Craft Spot.

My Craft Spot

I am so excited and want to thank Kimberly for the opportunity.
Really looking forward to working with her and her amazing design team,new and old!

Thank you  for all your lovely comments and congratulations you have left me.

Have a super day.
Jayne x

Wednesday 12 October 2011


Hi,happy wednesday! How is your week going? Been really busy with work and running round.
I managed to make a banner for Halloween last night. I am entering this over at Fantabulous Cricut - challenge # 81 - Home Decor.

I used a sizzix XL banner die for the pennants. Black layer embossed and inked.
The bat is from Hello Kitty and all other cuts are from Mini Monsters.
Lots of inking,3d foam and some pen work.

Thanks for looking.
Have a great day.
Jayne x

Sunday 9 October 2011


Hi,hope you are having a great weekend. Lots of sport this weekend,yesterday my son had district trials for cricket and today a league hockey match over at Chichester. They won the hockey 10-1 and trials went well and we'll hear in a couple of weeks.
So,as you can imagine not much time to craft. Just realised tonight that it's 9.10.11....such a cool date!

My friend,Jovan over at Cards by Jovan is having a week long birthday celebration. I wanted to make her a card to wish her a Happy Birthday and join in her birthday challenge. Purple is her favourite colour and this is the card I made her.

I know,another terrible photo,sorry I can't seem to get a decent one at night!

Do pop over and wish Jovan a Happy Birthday.
Jayne x

Thursday 6 October 2011

Prince Charming

Hi,how are you doing? This week is certainly flying. Today I have a card for a challenge over at BBTB2.  The challenge this week is to use the frog cut from Create a Critter. Pop over and check out the amazing DT projects and there's still time to play along.

Big apologies for this photo but had issues with my camera and then no natural light when I could use it!
If I can get good light tomorrow after work I will repost the photo. The colours are much better in real life and lots of embossing,popping,sanding and distressing.

All cuts are from Create a Critter .
Edited : The frogs are from Paisley!

Thanks for stopping by.
Jayne x

Wednesday 5 October 2011

Reindeer Christmas Card!

Hi,hope your week is going well. I decided to make another christmas card for My Pink Stamper  and to help me get ahead with my stash. Lots of you may remember  my Reindeer Treat Box which you can click Here to see if you don't. Thought I would make a christmas card to match and I like how it turned out.

Apologies now as you know I'll have to make a Santa card to match my Santa box!!!


Reindeer shadow from Doodlecharms welded to make base card at 4"(Gypsy - Ha!)
Layers cut,embossed and attached with 3d foam for lots of dimension.
Everything inked
Nose - glossy accents(sorry it wasn't completely dry before I took the photo which is why it's cloudy)
Wild Rose studio stamps
MS branch punch
Rain dots

I think he is gorgeous! He's also so simple to make and I am going to make a few of these and the boxes to match.

Off to see what you are up to.
Thanks for looking.
Jayne x

Tuesday 4 October 2011

New Challenge at Celebrate the Occasion

Hi,today is a new challenge over at Celebrate the Occasion. This week we are asking you to make a project for Breast Cancer Awareness. I know this is a cause close to a lot of people's hearts and most of us have a connection in some shape or form.

21 years ago my Mum had breast cancer and just 2 weeks ago after all these years, she had to have another biopsy on a suspicious area. Fortunately, she was given the all clear last week. It's things like this that help put all our trivial worries in perspective. I too have yearly mammograms because I have a very strong family history of breast cancer and my other relatives weren't as lucky as my Mum in fighting it.

Here is my card....

We should always celebrate courage.


 Pink Journey cart
(this came with my pink expression and I have not used this cartridge before).
Card base cut at 8.5"
White Layer cut at 3.75"
Phrase cut at 1.5"
Pink dew drops
3d foam
          Entering this in the Link Up For Pink Linking Party.

Remember to give yourself some TLC......Touch,Look and Check

Enjoy today,live with love.
Love you Mum.

Jayne x

Monday 3 October 2011

Oh Christmas Tree!

Hi and happy Monday everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. We are still having a heatwave ( I'm just ready for autumn to start again now!).
I don't work on a Monday and was super busy with chores and bricklaying over the weekend that I decided to have a leisurely day.
I was taken out for lunch to a lovely pub right on the sea front and it was just fabulous.

When I got home I had an hour before doing the school run and decided to make a Christmas card to enter over at My Pink Stamper. Robyn is having a christmas card challenge to help us get ahead with our christmas cards.

Well,you know how much I 'love' my gypsy!! Not!! But I did get it out to design this card and it went well this time....ooh except for one small detail..I'll come back to that in a minute.

How cute is that red cardinal,I think it adds a lovely touch of colour.

I welded and flipped the shadow cut of this tree from Winter Woodland. Now, I struggle with sizing the layers because even if I put in the same size the gypsy says it hardly ever turns out right for me!
So I thought I would be clever and put the width of 1 tree in as 3" before I welded. My shaped card cut out well and I decided I would cut the layers from the cartridge,the only thing is that's height not width....see not so clever was I? The height on the gypsy read 4.3" so I cut at 4.25". Learnt that lesson, Lol!
I ran the blue of the tree through an embossing folder and inked all edges.The 'snow' was cut from DCWV glitter card.
The red cardinal was cut at 1" - chopped his legs off! Ha,it's a good job he can fly!
Popped everthing with 3d foam and stamped the inside with Emma's Mixed Holiday Sentiments from My Creative Time.

To show the dimension.

Thought this showed the glittery snow better.

I'm really pleased how this turned out and think I'm going to make a few of these as they are so quick and easy!

Thanks for calling by.
Jayne x

Saturday 1 October 2011

World Card Making Day

Yay,it's the weekend! We are having a mini heatwave in the UK,so it's another gloriously sunny day here. We will probably have snow in a couple of weeks!

Just want to say a big 'hello' to all my  followers, new and old. Isn't blogland amazing? Thank you my friends for all your lovely comments.

I am off to rebuild part of my front steps and point the garden wall this afternoon when my labourer (hubby) gets back from hockey. So after watching the World Cup rugby first thing I decided to make a card for World Card Making Day.

I had a couple of challenges in mind(surprise!) when I made this card.....

Owl cut at 3.5" from Wildcard
Witches hat and layers cut at 3" from Happy Hauntings
Sentiment - Mixed Holiday Sentiments from My Creative Time
DP twilight Collection from Pink Paislee
Tim Holtz vintage paper distress ink
White chalk ink
Black enamel accents
3D foam pads

All edges inked  and owl's feathers doodled and curled for dimension.
Witches hat attached with 3d foam.

Challenges I am entering this card into....

Whimsical Wednesdays - Anything goes
Cardz TV - Hootie Halloween
Cricut Blog - World Card Making Day

Over at My Craft Spot , Kimberly is having a design team call. I decided I would enter this card to try for a place. Hit the link to find out more details if you are interested too. It's a great blog and you will find lots of inspirational projects there.

I love how this turned out. Last year we had a huge Halloween party and I crafted myself out.Lol!!
I ordered Happy Hauntings from the US and it arrived the day after the party,so this is the first time I've used it!!

I hope you have a terrific weekend.
Jayne x