Monday 28 May 2012

Just Chillin'

Good Morning! Hope you had a good weekend and for my friends across the pond hope you are enjoying your long weekend.
It was a scorcher here in the UK! My little craft room gets all the sun and if I open a window all my papers and cuts go flying!! Oh to have air conditioning...

Anyway,today is a new challenge over at BBTB2 and our lovely teamie Julia has set a garden challenge.
We want to see a project with a cricut cut from or to do with the garden.

So inspired by our beautiful is my card...

With the Queen's Diamond Jubilee next weekend and Father's Day a couple of weeks away I thought what better way of combining Dad relaxing in the garden!!

Wilda Card 2 - Main cut and layers - 4.25"
ZooBalloo - grass - 2.75"
Walk in my Garden - trowel and fork - 1"
Lots of embossing,inking,sanding and 3d foam
4th of July twine from My Craft Spot
Whimsy Circle Pennant die for Kanban flag to sit on
DP from stash
My Favourite cardstock ever(at the moment)! - Tim Holtz kraft-core,nostalgic collection. I used this for the card base,it sands well and is kraft the other side!
Wild Rose Studio - For Men stamps

I am entering this over at My Sheri Crafts -Summer Lovin' .

Now I know my team mates have come up with some wonderful projects to inspire you,so do go and check them all out over at BBTB2.
We love it when you play along,look forward to seeing your garden themed cricut cuts.

Jayne x

Thursday 24 May 2012

Penny Black Recycle Challenge

Hello my friendly bloggers...gasp...yes I'm posting for a third time this week.

Well when you've picked yourself up off the floor my friends I'll show you my project.

Over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge - #202,the theme is Recycling.
Now as you all know I am a cricuteer but I still like to use other craft techniques.
This week they want to see your Penny Black image and some recycling.

Disclaimer : If my hubby asks I have no idea where the cornflakes box went to!!!

For this challenge I decided I would make a notelet set and holder.

I used the sizzix XL bag caddy die to cut the cornflake box. In the interest of taking photos to show my recycling,I then used K&Co Watercolour Bouquet paper and die cut again to mod podge to the front of my caddy. It would have been so much easier to attach paper to cardboard first and then cut!

Betsy Bluebell is the stamp image by Penny Black. The ribbon is also recycled from another project.
Even the cards are made from the box,just re-covered in paper.Glossy accents added to my image in places too. Sorry,just realised my photos are a bit blurry!

Hubby and I had a day of golf yesterday which was fantastic, just a shame it was the hottest day of the year! I always carry my bag... by the time we played again in the evening with our son,I progressed to a trolley!!

Catch up with you all soon.
Jayne x

Tuesday 22 May 2012


Hello my friends,how is your week going?

I decided to make a card using Wild Card 2 to enter into a few challenges as I don't seem to
have had time to play for ages!
This is such a fun cartridge.

My son is in his last term of junior school (Year 6) and has just finished doing his Sats.
Today he sat a level 6 test (Year 8) exam. We are so proud of him.

All cuts were at 4" and lots of inking,embossing and 3d foam.
The little grad hat and scroll are from All Around Everything Accessories
The cute tag and sentiment is from Tiny Tags from

I am entering this in the following challenges:-

Fantabulous Cricut - 'You Did It' - Make a Graduation project
My Craft Spot - Congratulations
Welch Creations - Use at least 1 svg or cricut cut. Do check out Ashley's
 blog and play along if you can.
Celebrate the Occasion - Graduation
Thanks for looking.
Jayne x

Monday 21 May 2012

L Oven U !

Happy Monday,hope you had a good weekend.

Today is a new challenge over at BBTB2. The lovely Julia has given us a Kitchen theme.
You can make a project with anything assiciated with the kitchen,just remember it has to be a
cricut cut.

The oven card and all it's cuts are from Wild Card 2 and cut at 4.5".

All letters and words (rejigged somewhat!) cut at 2".

Of course lots of inking,embossing,sanding and dimension.

Do check out all the amazing creations from the very talented Design Team
over at BBTB2.  You will find lots of inspiration, so do hope you will
come and join in.

Thanks for stopping by


Thursday 17 May 2012

Tealight lamp

Hello Everyone,hope you are having a good week.

I have a tealight lamp I would like to share with you today. I have been making lots of pillow
boxes and various gifts recently.
With the Diamond Jubilee just a few weeks away I have started to make some things to commemorate.

I love candles(yankee being my favourite!), and always have lots lit around the house especially in the evening. So here is a lampshade I stamped and distressed......

It looks lovely lit up,just doesn't take a good piccie that way.

I used Papermania stamps and masking tehnique.

I will share some of my other projects,just need to take some photos and I have been lazy as
our weather has been so poor,conditions are so dull!!

Thanks for looking and about to do some long overdue visiting!




Monday 14 May 2012

From the bakery..

Happy Monday! Today is a new challenge over at BBTB2.
The lovely Julie asked us to create something you would find in a bakery using a cricut cut from any cartridge.

I decided to make a cake box...

I  didn't hide any of the fold cuts on my gypsy as I felt it gave the box a
'self assembly feel' as in a in my mind!!

A close up of my cupcake when the rock candy crackle glaze had dried.


Sweet Tooth Boxes - 8"
Art Philosophy - cake - 1.5"
DP - MME - Howdy Doody
Rock Candy Crackle Glaze
Kanban ticket stamps
Cinkle Ribbon - My Craft Spot

Added acetate to my window,which I embossed and a pin to my bow.

I made the cupcake especially for the box...didn't take the boys long to polish off the lot!!

Do check out my talented fellow team mates and we would love to see your cricut projects with a bakery theme over at BBTB2.


Thanks for looking.
Jayne x

Monday 7 May 2012

BBTB2 - Frame Challenge

Hi,happy Monday. Hope you had a good weekend.

Today is a new challenge over at  BBTB2.
 The lovely Melissa is hosting our challenge this week and wants everyone
to create a project using a frame from any Cricut cartridge.
The Design Team were given the extra challenge of using it on a layout!

I have to say I have never made a layout before!

I made this for my parents,just need to add their photo.
I made it into a wall hanging as it seems a shame to put away in a book and it is very dimensional!!
....sorry to all your scrapbookers out there!! lol.

Storybook for all cuts
Poppy frame 8"
flower 2.75"
leaf 2.25"
butterfly 2.5"
mats 2.75" & 3"
Bo Bunny DP
Ticket and sentiment
CTMH - Zoology
Art Philosophy ticket cut

We would love to see your projects with a frame cricut cut. Do check out the amazing projects from the rest of the team over at BBTB2.

Looking forward to seeing your creations. You have 2 weeks to link up.

Jayne x

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Diamond Jubilee

Hi Everyone. How is your week going so far?

This year is the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and although I am not particularly a Royalist,
we will with the rest of the UK celebrate. On 5th June we get a National day's holiday.
Lots of things are planned across the UK including lots of street parties.

When I saw the challenge over at My Creative Time was to use a frame,I knew what my theme would be for it. I wanted to make a shadow box frame which will be part of our decorations.

Can you see the embossed postage stamp on the (recycled - old cricut cart packaging) acetate?


Art Philosophy - frames and base cut at 5"
DP - Tim Holtz - Kraft Resist
Background stamps and embossing - Papermania Urban Stamps - Portobello Road
Papermania postal embossing folders and Union Jack Button
4th of July twine
Build a Banner Kit & TeenyTag Greetings -My Creative Time
Key charm(which in my mind reminds me of a sceptre!..Yes,I have a vivid imagination! lol)
from my craft stash
Acetate recycled from packaging
Lots of ink and 3d foam

I am entering this over at My Creative Time - Throwback Thursday -use a cricut frame.
Little Scrap Pieces - Use a bow.
 FCCB - Save The Earth Cricut Crawl.

You still have plenty of time if you would like to link up too.

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such sweet comments.
It makes my day.

Jayne x