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.


Wednesday 9 November 2011

Scraptastic Blog Hop Winner

Happy Wednesday. Hope you are having a great week. Just wanted to announce the winner from the blog hop,picked by

CraftyJar said
Simply Gorgeous! All the little details just works perfectly and the mixture of snowtex, paint and glitter is just genius! I will definitely be borrowing that idea.

Congratulations Judy,I will be sending you an email.

Don't forget there is still plenty of time to join in the Scraptastic Monday Challenge,we would love to see your projects.


Tuesday 8 November 2011

My Craft Spot Blog Hop Winner

Just want to say a big Thanks to everyone who hopped along, thank you so much for the lovely comments you left me. Now onto the winner, chosen at random..........

Becky Dunham said... 

I LOVE this snowman Jayne! I love the braided scarf and the buttons and the fact that all the boxes can hold treat! Love the entire thing! So adorable. I am definitely going to be borrowing my moms cartridge - I need to make some of these :) Thanks for the chance to win!
Well done Becky, you win 'Winter Wonderland', I will be sending you an email.
Had lots of fun playing with the new stamps, ribbon and twine. Do head over to My Craft Spot and check out the other winners.


Monday 7 November 2011

Scraptastic Monday Challenge #1

This is my second post of the day and if  you are looking for My craft Spot DT post please scroll down or click here.

Good Morning(again!) and today is the launch of the Scraptastic Monday Challenge.    

Cindy of  Cindy's Scraptastic Designs has opened her own digi store and is launching weekly  challenges.

Challenge # 1   -  Decorate a gift bag or box with a  Thanksgiving Theme .
                            Must include    - a tag
                                                     - a button
                                                     - stitching

You don't have to use a digi image to take part in the challenge and you aren't limited to using Cindy's digis either(although when you check them out I'm sure you will want too!).It could be a project made with your cricut,so lots of ways to play!

Here is my takeout box....

Sweet Tooth Boxes - takeout box cut at 10"
Cindy's digi - Little Pilgrim Boy
                        - Happy Thanksgiving
Coloured with Copics and Promarkers
Twine,Button + Hand cut tag
Machine stitching
Purple ribbon from Karen at Little Scrap Pieces(thanks Karen)

Isn't he adorable? I made the box big enough with the idea that it could be filled with Thanksgiving goodies for anybody having to work or unable to be there for dinner. The great thing I am finding about digital images are that you can size them as big or small as you like.

Head over to Cindy's and see what delights the very creative DT have made to inspire you and come and join in the fun! Can't wait to see all of your fabulous creations.

I am entering this over at

 The Queen's Royal Digi Challenge # 2 - create a project for Fall/Thanksgiving.
Craft Your Passion #83 Anything Goes and brown
Scrappy moms stamps - Terrific Tuesday Challenge - 3d project with twine and/or a button


Gobble till you wobble!

Hi,would just like to welcome all my  followers,new and old, to my blog. A big thank -you for all your lovely comments.

This week's challenge #32 over at My Craft Spot is Gobble till you wobble. The theme is Thanksgiving home decor items,table decorations,etc.

Here is my napkin holder...

Create a Critter - turkey cut at 3"
Mini Monograms - scallop circle cut at 4.75",circle at 4.5"
DP - First Edition Paper - Desert Blooms
Googly Eyes
Vintage Twine,Gold flat seam binding all from My Craft Spot
Tulle(behind turkey)
Embossing,inking and 3D foam
Sentiment - Friends & Neighbors - Inside & Out - My Craft Spot

Thanks for stopping by. Do check out the other DT projects over at My Craft Spot.
Looking forward to seeing your projects.


Saturday 5 November 2011

My Craft Spot Winter Release Blog Hop

If you are looking for Cindy's Scraptastic Blog Hop click here.

Hi,it's the weekend.Welcome to My Craft Spot Winter Release Stamp Set Blog Hop. You should have come here from my talented friend Kate but if you just happened to be visiting and would like to start from the beginning go to the fabulous Kimberly of My Craft Spot. I have had so much fun playing with these amazing stamp sets this week.

I am so excited to share my special project with you as this is my favourite item I have made this week. It will have pride of place on my dining table at Christmas.

As a child we had  a snowman that was filled with small treats which were opened on Boxing Day tea.
This was my inspiration as each box section including the hat opens to hide a small gift.
Regular friends to my blog will know I have a passion for boxes and 3D items!

Boxes cut at 8.75",8",7" and 6.5" on Blackout feature on P 119 of Tags,Bags,Boxes and More
All white boxes embossed,inked with tumbled glass distress ink and then decorated with Snowtex mixed with white acrylic paint and water and drizzled with Glamour Dust.
I cut a circle again using the blackout feature  at 3.5" as my hat base.
Strong glue to attach them to each other.

I chalked the edges of the hat with white ink. I added Scarlet Red and Olive Green Crinkle ribbon topped with a wooden button and vintage twine all (except the button) from My Craft Spot.
I quilled a carrot nose from orange card and added black gems for eyes and mouth.

His scarf is made by plaiting Vintage Vanilla,Olive Green and Scarlet Red Crinkle ribbon together and I think it turned out so pretty.

I added buttons tied with twine and stamped the fabulous sentiment from Winter Wonderland on to some brown cardstock which I embossed and inked. I was originally going to hang this from his arms but decided against it.

Mr Snowman's twiggy arms are made from grungeboard(for strength) from Tim Holtz twig die.
Inked with vintage photo and walnut stain distress ink and then given the snow treatment.

The lovely Kimberly has given each DT member a set of her wonderful stamps to give away as blog hop candy,my set is Winter Wonderland,so to be in for a chance to win,be a follower and leave me a comment and a way to contact you. I love this set and know you will too. So for maximum chances to win each set, visit all the stops on the hop and leave a comment on each project.

All the stamp sets go on sale today over at My Craft Spot.
Winners will be announced Tuesday.

Your next stop on the list is the creative Aymee.Here is the hop list in case you get lost.

Blogs on the hop:

I am entering this in the linking party You had me at Craft       BLOG TITLE
I am also entering this in the linking party at Robin's Creative Cottage