Monday 27 February 2012

My Craft Spot Challenge #46

Hi, Happy Monday Everyone. Today is a new challenge over at My Craft Spot and we want you to Make Us Laugh - just keep it clean!

I can do funny,but for this challenge my funny bone had disappeared! lol. This is what I came up with ( after numerous  attempts!)...

Blue toad - toadally cool!

He is cut from Paper Doll Dress Up and inked and glossy accented.

Here is one of my alternatives..

Sunglasses dude on a milk carton! I know,told you I struggled!

The twine and Build a Valentine stamp set are from My Craft Spot.

Do check out my DT buddies for lots of 'funny' inspiration.
Looking forward to seeing your humourous creations.

Jayne x

Saturday 25 February 2012


Hi,hope you are having a good weekend. Sorry I  haven't posted for such a long time. Life,work,hubby away skiing, just busy!

I needed to make a card for a friend who is fond of gardening and this is what I came up with...

Walk in my Garden - cuts at 5" and used my gypsy to make this shaped card!!!!
Nate's ABC - boots cut at 3"
DP - MME and Echo Park for boots
Tim Holtz sentiment
Inking,sanding and 3D foam

I am entering this into the following challenges...

BBTB2 - use Nate's ABC boots
Cardz TV  - DT challenge #6 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great weekend.

Jayne x

Friday 17 February 2012

Spring Panda

Hi Everyone hope you have had a good week. Half term school holidays here this week and can't quite believe how fast it has flown!
I have had a little time pottering in my craft room and caught up with a few cards I needed for friends.

I haven't entered any challenges for ages and decided to make a card to play along with a couple of them.

A close up of my flocking!

Create a critter - all cuts at 3"
White Flocking
DP - Echo Park- This and That- Graceful
(my happy mail that came this morning!)
Lots of 3d foam
Stitching on the bamboo shoot as well as around edges

I am entering this over at
Cricut Cardz  - #102 A Stitch in Time
Die Cuttin Divas - #52 Pick a colour - I used all 4

We are off to the New Forest for the weekend. Have a fun one whatever you're doing!

Jayne x

Monday 13 February 2012

Girly Girl Project

Hello to all my followers new and old,hope you had a great weekend. Thank you to everyone who came to visit and left me a comment. I will announce the winner of Kimberly's stamp set at the end of this post.

Today is a new challenge over at My Craft Spot. We want to see your Girly Girl projects.

The bigger bitty  bags make fabulous pretty envelopes.
I added punched circles and buttons to make a twine wrap closure.

I said I wasn't going to hold onto my cards this year and give away what I make!...this may be a keeper,lol!!

Art philosophy for all cuts
Card at 4"
Layers at 3.5 & 3
Branch at 1.75
Bird at 2
Sewing machine
Distress Ink

Crinkle Ribbon,Twine and Always and Forever(xoxo on bag) and Build a Valentine stamp sets all from My Craft Spot

Lots of dimension and crackle glaze on the leaves.

Now onto the winner.....

Hi. What really lovely projects! I especially liked the note cards - very sweet! I am a new follower, and would be thrilled to win the "Always and Forever" set. Thanks for the inspiration!
Well done Cathi,I will be in touch with you.

Thanks for stopping by and do check out the girly girl projects from the rest of the talented team.

Jayne x


Thursday 9 February 2012

My Craft Spot Valentine's Stamp Release and A Giveaway

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am excited to share some projects that I have made with the latest Valentine stamp sets,Build A Valentine and Always and Forever from My Craft Spot.
Kimberly also has a new range of twine and some fabulous bitty bags and this is where I will start... love these bags!!

I used Art Philosophy for the tag cut at 4.5"
Added twine and a ribbon.

I have a 'thing' for tags!!
This was so super simple,but love how it turned out.

I am entering it in the Pink challenge over at Little Scrap Pieces.

This card is from Life's a Party cut at 4"
I used acetate on the front for the glass of the spaceship!

My next card is an Anniversary card

The card is cut on Art Philosophy at 4.5"
The bee is from Create a Critter cut at 3.5"
DP is MME Funday
I cut out the stamped hearts for the antennae and added glossy accents.

I put my bobbin in my sewing machine incorrectly and it still worked,
it just came out as a blanket stitch..which I quite liked!

I am entering this card over at Fantabulous Cricut - Love is in the Air,use a heart.

My next set of cards are just lovely little note cards.

I used a heart die from My Creative Time to cut some calico.
Kimberly's stamps are such good quality,they stamp really well on material.
I used Tim Holtz's tiny attacher  for the staples and my mistake with my sewing machine
for the stitching!

Are you still hanging in with me?
I have one last project to share and then details of the giveaway!

This next project was a real labour of love for me. This is my son's favourite thing I made !?!

All of my projects are using  the new stamp sets from My Craft Spot and where they are for Valentine's they are so suitable for lots of different projects. I have just realised that not one of my projects is for Valentine's Day! (Do check my last post for that!!)

I covered  a polystyrene cone with Tim Holtz tissue paper.
I then cut lots of flowers from Art Philosophy and  stamped and inked them.
Then hot glued them together and attached to the cone.
Lots of heart pins later and a banner....

Kimberly from My Craft Spot. has very generously offered to give one of my followers  a My Craft Spot stamp set of their choice. All you have to do is:-

a) be a follower of my blog - JayneDesigns
b) leave a comment on this post

You have until this Sunday(midnight) to leave me a comment and I will announce the winner  on Monday. Don't forget to tell me which stamp set you would like!

Thanks for looking.
Jayne x

Monday 6 February 2012

Looking for a Prince?

Happy Monday Everyone! Today is a new challenge over at My Craft Spot. This week we are challenging you to make a Valentine's project.

Well,by now you must know my sense of humour?!!

You gotta kiss a few frogs to find your prince! lol

 I used my Imagine (surprise Theresa! lol) and the  Paisley cart for the card and frog.
I  used Build A Valentine and Always and Forever stamp sets

I am also entering this over at Throwback Thursday - Valentine's card

Can't wait to see what you create.
Jayne x

Thursday 2 February 2012

Bigger Bitty Bag

Hello,wow Thursday already! Hope you are having a great week. I just wanted to share my bigger bitty bag project with you.

Kimberly over at My Craft Spot has some great new valentine stamp sets out and a fabulous selection of bitty bags.  I am always drawn to the smallest (and I have been busy making lots of things for my guest day at My Craft Spot next week),but wanted to use one of the bigger bags. Now my fellow DT have already made some lovely things with these bags so do check out their ideas.

Mine is a treat holder,gift card holder and card all in one!

My thinking was that when I give a gift card I always think it's nice to have a little something to open as well,hence the sweeties!

I folded the bag in half and used  my vagabond and a die to cut a window out of one side.
I put some jelly beans into a cello bag and attached with double sided tape  behind the aperture.

 I cut an opening on the other half of bag. This is where the card sits.

I added a gift card with pop dots on the inside.

The tag card is from Art Philosopohy cut at 6"

I used Friends and Neighbors stamp set and ribbons all from My Craft Spot.

I think this would be a great birthday idea and plan to make more.

Thanks for stopping by.
Jayne x