Saturday 31 March 2012

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Blog Hop

For my blogaversary  giveaway click here.

Welcome to My Craft Spot Blog Hop. You should have arrived from the amazing Amber.
If  you just happened to be visiting and would like to start at the beginning head over  to Kimberly of My Craft Spot.

I used TBBM2 to make a pizza box,cut at 6.5"

I used it to make a box for a very dimensional thank you card.

TBBM2 - pizza box
DP - Echo Park - Country Drive
Tim Holtz floral die
Antique linen distress ink
Perfect Pearls Glimmer Mist,Glitter
Tiny Tags stamp set,Green Apple Divine Twine
and Spring Moss Crinkle Ribbon - My Craft Spot

This stamp set has a tag and stitching to stamp as well as lots of different sentiments.
I really like that you can easily cut it out or add the sentiments to diecuts or punched shapes.

 Kimberly has generously given each DT member a set of her wonderful stamps to give away as blog  candy.
My set is Tiny Tags,so to be in for a chance to win, 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 incredibly talented Bobby.
Below is the hop list in case you get lost.

Thanks for sharing the fun this week.
Jayne x

Friday 30 March 2012

Sneak Peek Day5 - Stamp Release Party

For my blogaversary giveaway click here.

Hi,I hope you have enjoyed all the sneak peeks so far this week. Today we are using
Butterfly Kisses. This is such a lovely stamp set.

Paisley - bee cut at 3"
Scrap clear packaging embossed for the wings - cut free hand
DP - MME - Away We Go
Machine Stitching
Butterfly Kisses - My Craft Spot

Lots of dimension.

Leave a comment for Kimberly over at My Craft Spot for a chance to win
Divine Twine 4th of July & Spring Bakers Twine set.

While you are there check out the wonderful projects by my fellow team mates.

 Do hope you can join us for the blog hop tomorrow,  lots of prizes along the way.
I have my favourite of the stamp release sets to give away!!

Thanks for visiting.
Jayne x


Thursday 29 March 2012

Sneak Peek Day 4 - Stamp Release Party

For my blogaversary giveaway click here.

I hope you are enjoying the sneak peeks so far. Today we are using Tiny Tags.
I just love this set and have used it constantly since it arrived!

I used an Adam Prescott stamp and coloured with my promarkers.
A touch of glossy accents for the mixing bowl.
The tag,stitching and sentiment is all from  the Tiny Tags set.

And of course I had to use TBBM2 (can you tell it's my favourite?).
This cracker turned out so nicely and I love the surprise of pulling a cracker,you never know what treasure you will find! Thought this sentiment served it well.

Do check ot Kimberly and the team's fabulous designs over at
My Craft Spot. You won't be disappointed!

Don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win some
Buchanan Signature Crinkle Ribbon.

Have a great day.
Jayne x

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Sneak Peek Day 3 - Stamp Release Party

For my blogaversary giveaway click here.

Hi,hope you are enjoying the sneak peeks. Today we are showcasing Happily Ever After.

I kept this card simple with dry and heat embossing.
I think the sentiments and font speak for themselves.

Kimberly is giving away Friends and Neighbors stamp set today.
Just head on over to My Craft Spot and check out the team's fabulous projects and leave a comment there for a chance to win.

Thanks for looking.
Jayne x

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Sneak Peek Day 2 - Stamp Release Party

For my blogaversary giveaway click here.

Welcome to Day 2 of Kimberly's stamp release party. Today our sneak peek uses the stamp set Birthday Wishes. It has so many great sentiments to choose from.

There is a secret message tag.....

I made a pocket for the tag to fit in and there's plenty of room to add cash or a giftcard. friends expect it!!! lol!

Life's a Party - 4.5"
Magnolia  simple tag die
Embossing,sanding and inking
Glossy accents covered with gold glamour dust for candle flames
Machine stitching
Birthday Wishes stamp set,Lemon Divine Divine Twine
and Chocolate Sprinkles Trendy twine all from My Craft Spot

Do check out Kimberly and the teams amazing projects with this new set.
It will be available from Saturday.

Do leave a comment over at My Craft Spot today for a chance to win a
Bitty Bag Pack.

See you tomorrow.
Jayne x

Monday 26 March 2012

Sneak peek Day 1 of Stamp Release Party

For my blogaversary giveaway click here.

Hi Friends, it's Kimberly's stamp release party from  over at My Craft Spot.
I have loved playing with all the new sets and am so pleased to be able to share what I've been making. Each time I've made something I automatically wanted to share to my blog and then remembered I couldn't! I really have gone to these for all my projects lately..they're just fab!

Today we are  using the Happy Easter stamp set which will be available to order from today as Easter is so  close upon us. It also has great messages for Mother's Day. Mother's Day was last week in the UK and I used this set for all my cards and gifts.


Art Philosophy for all cuts
Card at 4",flower at 1.25",stem at 1.5"
DP - Spring Drop - First Edition
Sewing Machine
Happy Easter stamp set  - My Craft Spot

DP - Echo Park - This and That
Marianne Designs stamp
Twine and Happy Easter set from My Craft Spot

Do go over and check out Kimberly and the team's amazing creations for won't be disappointed!

Don't forget to leave Kimberly a comment on her post as today she is generously giving away Chocolate Duo Bakers Twine Spools to one lucky person over at My Craft Spot.

Jayne x

Sunday 25 March 2012

Welcome Vase

For my blogaversary giveaway click here.

Hi,hope you had a great weekend. The weather has just been sensational,so managed to get quite a bit of gardening done. Still lots more to do though! I just love when we get to eat alfresco (without layers of jumpers!!).

Over at BBTB2 the challenge this week was to use the cricut cut 'welcome' in your project.
I made a project for My Craft Spot new stamp release this week using the new TBBM2 cart..... I know,still my latest cart addiction I'm afraid!! lol. Anyway,you'll get to see that on Saturday's blog hop,but at one stage the box reopened and the shape it produced gave me this idea for a vase......

TBBM2 - daisy fold box cut at 6.75"
Flower Shoppe - leaves at 2"
Straight From the Nest - Welcome cut at 1",poppies at 2.5"
Heirloom Gold perfect pearls for the poppies
Adirondack paint dabber in Willow for stems
Vanilla crinkle ribbon

I made this with the idea of giving as a welcome gift to a new neighbour. I really like how it turned out,especially the vase part. I was going to put a few tulips in a plastic bag of water inside and decided that I ought to make paper flowers instead. Thought the red was striking until my son asked me why I had put our remembrance day poppies in my vase and it wasn't November?!
Pleased he thought the poppies were so good and explained they were actually a summer flower and then decided I should have made tulips...oh well... they look lovely in my conservatory!!

Jill at Jaihart has a linky party I'm linking this up to. There's still time to link.
Don't forget the stamp release party this week over at My Craft Spot.
The stamps are just fabulous and Kimberly is offering a prize each day.

Thanks for calling by.
Jayne x

Just a reminder...

Hi,hope you are having a fabulous weekend. Just wanted to remind you that Kimberly over at My Craft Spot has designed 5 fantastic new stamp sets and we are having a week long party to show them off!

They really are wonderful sets and you won't want to miss them. There are prizes each day next week over at My Craft Spot followed by a blog hop and more candy on Saturday!

Here is a sneak peek of one of my projects.....

I do hope you will come and join in the fun with us.

Jayne x

Thursday 22 March 2012

Tea Anyone?

For my blogaversary giveaway click here.

Happy Thursday! Is it me or is this week flying?

I have been playing with my TBBM2 again! Surprise,surprise I hear you say!

Last week I made one of these for my friend but didn't take any piccies.

I'm not a tea drinker (I know,not very British of me is it?) but I do love this teabag holder.

Now PG Tips are pyramid teabags and just not designed for this holder.
Luckily for me, my friend Ted donated a wrapped teabag for my project!
Not just any teabag but a special Harrod's one!


TBBM2 - cut at 4"(this teabag is bigger than standard ones and I cut my regular one at 3.75")
K and Co DP
Stamp free with My Craft Stamper magazine (old issue)
Ribbon - My Craft Spot

Thanks for stopping by and looking.
Jayne x

Monday 19 March 2012

Spring is in the Air

For my blogaversary giveaway click here. 

Hey,how are you doing? Hope you've all had a great week,can't believe how long it's been since I posted...:(
Usual things, etc been so busy. Yesterday was Mother's Day here in the UK and my son made me a beautiful card.

Today is a catch up day for me,so after lots of household chores and a  workout (yes,still exercising...!), I decided to make a spring card. It is a beautiful sunny day here.

Art Philosophy - circle 3 card at 4.5"
CAC - bunny at 4"
Pink Journey - flowers at 3"
Flocking for white bunny layer
Twine and ribbon from My Craft Spot
Sentiment - Color me Happy - My Creative Time

Apologies for the piccie quality,I am fighting time and need to do the school run and trying to save time, didn't get my lightbox out! There's lots of inking and 3d foam and a glossy nose!

I am entering this over at..
FCCB - Celebrate Spring - must use at least 3 flowers
BBTB2 - Use a bunny or chick

Next week is....

I do hope you can join us,the new stamp sets are amazing. I have been busy making lots of projects with them and can't wait to share!

I so wanted to show you the Mother's Day card I made my Mum yesterday...and then realised I couldn't yet!!!!

Hope you have a brilliant day.

Jayne x

Monday 12 March 2012

Beach Shorts

Hi,the start of a new week and another challenge over at My Craft Spot. This week we want to see your Manly Man projects.
It's a beautiful spring day here in the UK and my project springs us into summer! Hope you like my beach shorts.

Life is a Beach - welded on gypsy,cuts at 4"
DP - Basic Grey - Lime Rickey
Stamp set - Friends and Neighbors - Inside and Out.
Build a Valentine
Divine Twine- Orange divine
Stamps and twine from My Craft Spot

Can't wait to see what you come up with.
 Do check out my fellow DT members over at My Craft Spot.

Just a reminder.....

Jayne x

Saturday 10 March 2012


Hope your weekend is going great. Thank you for all your wonderful wishes and comments. Just wanted to drop by and announce the winners of my blog candy,just wish I could give it to you all!!

The winner of the card candi is...


The winner of the twine is....

Dilsaver Designs

Congratulations Ladies.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Jayne x

Thursday 8 March 2012

I'm 1 today!! Come and help me celebrate....

For my TBBM2 Blogaversary Giveaway click Here

Hi....okay not strictly me but my blog is 1 years old today! I would just like to welcome all my followers new and old and thank you for your kind comments and visits. I do appreciate each and everyone of you.

I know in previous posts I have told you how nervous I was of blogging and I won't bore you with those details again,but if you asked me in the beginning if I would still be here 1 year later,I would  have thought not.

My post is a bit wordy,but bear with me as I do have a project and candy to share.

I LOVE 3d! So the new TBBM2 is already a confirmed favourite and the scoring tool makes it all so easy. I made a playing card box and although for it to be lucky it should be a four leaf clover and not a shamrock.. I exercised creative!!

TBBM2 - playing card box cut at 6"
This fits a standard deck of playing cards really neatly
PDDU - Shamrock  cut at 2" real dial
K & Co paper
Sentiment - My Creative Time
Kraft card candi
Button & Lace
ink + 3d foam
Crackle glaze

I am entering this over at BBTB2 - use a Shamrock and the colour green
FCCB - use a Shamrock or the colour green
Little Scrap Pieces - use a button and a bow
I Came,I saw,I created - colour challenge - green,mustard,chocolate

I have 2 lots of candy to giveaway today and for 2 very different reasons.

I am the least technological person you will probably encounter and initially started my blog to show some of my designs for classes I was about to run.

When I got really brave I started entering challenges, and the encouragement I received from the DT of those challenges really helped my confidence. We all wonder at times if certain things we make are worth sharing?! TreeFrog you made my day!

I am lucky enough to be on an amazing Design Team at My Craft Spot and have been on 2 other wonderful DT's at Celebrate the Occasion and Cindy's Scraptastic Designs.

My first blog candy is open to everyone,you don't have to be a follower of my blog I just want to offer  a little something  to someone who takes the time to leave me a comment on this post!  Certain DT members from certain challenge sites always take the time to comment and I really appreciate that too.                   
 Card candi is attached with  3d foam and you can stamp on it  too. Let me know if you prefer kraft or iced gems(pastel). A random winner will be announced Saturday and you will have a week to claim your prize.

My next blog candy is especially for one of my lovely followers.

Trendy Twine Chocolate Duo from My Craft Spot.

For a chance to win just leave me a comment on this post,tell me you are a follower and you have until midnight Friday GMT to enter.
I will announce the winner Saturday and you will have a week to claim your prize.

Thanks for all your support.

Wednesday 7 March 2012

My Craft Spot Stamp Release

For my blogaversary give away click here

Hi Everybody, just wanted to stop by and let you know that Kimberly's been designing lots of fabulous stamps and we're going to have a week long release party at the end of the month. There will be some lovely prizes, so hope you can join us.


Monday 5 March 2012

BBTB2 - Monogram

For my TBBM2 Blogaversary Giveaway click Here

Hi,the start of another working week! Weekends go way too

Today I have a card that I made for the challenge over at BBTB2 which was to use a monogram from any cartridge.

I have a friend whose birthday is later this month and I was a little flumaxed as to what to make for her.
When I saw this challenge it all made sense! My friend, Helen,was always called 'H' at school.(Yes I can just about remember that far back!!!) So such a great idea for her card.

Aet Philosophy for all cuts at 3.5",font 2"
DP - K & Co Amy Butler
Lots of 3D foam
Sentiment - My Creative Time

There's great DT inspiration and still time to enter so do check out BBTB2

Thanks for looking.
Jayne x