Monday 30 July 2012

Olympic Milk!

Hello my creative friends,Happy Monday!
Well the London 2012 Olympic Games have started and I have to say I loved the opening ceremony and as a family we are hooked on the games!
Such a great atmosphere,you can't beat team spirit whoever you support.

Today is a new challenge over at BBTB2 hosted by the lovely Krista and is called On The Farm.
We want to see your cricut cut, farm animal themed projects.

I planned weeks,no months ago,all the Olympic related projects I would make...
and I made the odd one... but not many...hangs head in!
Instead,golf has been calling my name which doesn't leave a lot of time for extra crafting
after work and family life.
So this project is a (very loose) link to the Olympics.....

This is my Olympic milk's what all the sportsmen and women are drinking!!!!
I did say it was a loose link! Heehee.

The carton is cut at 5" from TBBM2 and the cow is from Imagine More (and yes I actually
used my big paperweight!).

You need milk for tea and cake...London tea and Olympic cake pops!
And yes,I made them!

Thank you for indulging me !
Check out my very talented design team sisters over at BBTB2 for lots
of inspiration and then fire your cricut up and come and join in the fun.
We love seeing your projects and don't forget we still have a Christmas in July cricut challenge going.

Jayne x

Monday 23 July 2012

Christmas in July

For my FCCB wedding favour boxes click here.

Hello again,today I am so excited to be hosting the challenge over at BBTB2.
Instead of a specific cricut cut I went with a  theme.
The theme is 'Christmas in July'.
It's a great chance to get a head start on Christmas.

We would like to see your cricut made cards,layouts or 3D projects.
Here is what I came up with....

At Christmas we have our traditional tree full of ornaments lovingly collected over
the years and I have a little tree in my dining room full of papercrafted treats.
These will join them.One for each member of our household.

Here's a close up...

I used clear rock candy distress crackle paint and glossy accents.

All layered up and inked.


TBBM2 - crackers cut and scored at 6"
If I had cut at 5.75" I would have got 2 crackers from one 12 x 12 paper!
Will remember that for next time!
Art Philosophy - tree & ornament cut at 2.5"
- holly at 2"
All multi cut and layered,I liked how the holly peeled with the crackle
DP - Tim Holtz kraft resist - Christmas Memories
Red seam binding from Karen at Little Scrap Pieces.

I like how these turned out.The cardstock is glazed and I added some
distress ink colour to parts of them.
Just need to add a snap and game.
(We play lots of silly games - who am I? Dare,Forfeit etc!!)

I am also entering this over at Little Scrap pieces - Christmas in July.
My Craft Spot - Christmas in July - card or gift box

Do check out my fellow designers as they have lots more inspiration
for you. We love seeing your projects.

Jayne x

Wedding Bliss

Hi Everyone,hope you had a great weekend.Today is a new challenge over at FCCB.
Challenge #121 is called Wedding Bliss. Make a project for a special couple (Wedding,Anniversary).

I made favour boxes for a good friend of mine who is getting married in November.
I chose the colour scheme to echo her turquoise/white invitations.

I was really pleased how these turned out.

TBBM2 - 8.5"
Phrase cut at 2.75"
Ribbon &  tulle
Decoratuve pins

Do check out the talented ladies over at FCCB and do hope you
will come and play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.
Jayne x

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Follow Your Dreams...

Hi,hope you are having a great week.
Surprise! Sorry I know I've not been blogging much lately but I do have a card to share
with you today.

Last night after work I made my BFF a card for her forthcoming holiday.
That gave me the idea for this one.

I just love how soft and pretty it came out. Wished I had made it in blue
though so I could give to my son. I always tell him to follow his dreams.
I truly believe we all have the ability to achieve whatever we want's only
our perceptions that hold us back.

Wild Card 2 (Ok ,I know I said I would leave this cart alone for a while,but it keeps jumping out at me! That's my story and I'm sticking with it!lol). Card and all layers at 4"
Vintage photo distress marker and ink
DP - Basic Grey - Sultry
Teeny Tag Greetings - My Creative Time
Twine - My Craft Spot

I am entering this card into a couple of challenges
Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday Challenge - Anything Goes
Cricut Cardz Challenge - #112 - Tag,You're It
Basic Grey Challenge -#72- Fun in the Sun(hope flying to the sun on holiday counts!)
Divas by Design -#44 Anything Goes

I am also linking this over at Jaihart - Sundays are Lovely #11
Jill kindly featured my Window to my World card last week.

Off to see my son in his School Leaver's Play now.

Thanks for stopping by.
Jayne x

Monday 16 July 2012


Good Morning,the start of a brand new week and a new challenge over at BBTB2.
Our lovely Rebekah has asked us to create a project using a cricut fashion cut.

I kept mine really simple this week and let the cut and DP do the work! Lol!
You can never have enough bags can you?

Forever Young - bag at 6.25"
DP - Melody Ross - Homespun Chic
Making Memories decorative brad
Velcro for closure

Head on over to see all the amazing inspiration from the rest of the BBTB2 designers.
We love seeing your projects,just a reminder we are a cricut blog and the fashion cut has to be cut on your cricut.

Have a great day.
Jayne x


Monday 9 July 2012

Window to My World

This is my second post of the day,for  FCCB Yummy Yummy
post, click here.

Today the lovely Brenda has set a new challenge over at BBTB2.
The challenge is Window to My World,use a window cricut cut on your project.

This was a real work of love for me. My parents moved house and area last week,to be closer to us.
It's the first time we have ever lived within a short distance of each other.

I made this as a new home card for them.
It is incredibly bulky but was hand delivered and I  made my TBBM2 pizza box as an envelope.

Don't you love looking through windows and imagining the world inside?
Here's a peek through mine...

Hey,come inside...

Sorry Mum,I should have 'wallpapered' the window wall as
you would never have bare brick!

Art Philosophy - card 5",Window frame 3.5"
I used centrepoint on the machine to cut the aperture at 3.25"
Picture Frame -1.5"
Freshly Picked - window box 2.5"
flowers and vine from gazebo cut at 5"
Plantin Schoolbook - flowers in window box cut at 1.25"

There is lots of embossing,inking, and distressing.
The chain for the picture hanging is Tim Holtz.
Black and white enamel accents on flowers and glittery flock.
Acetate for the window.
Bamboo skewer cut down for the pole and decorative beads for finials.
The DP is from Papermania's amazing Happy Days collection
as is the truly fabulous fabric paper I used for the curtains.
In truth I would have used regular fabric if I had some as pretty as this as the sticky on the
back threw up a few problems. Got around it by using white flock on the exposed folds of the curtain
backing and it made them look as if they were lined.

Butterfly is part of a bargain set of earrings from Primark!!
Just cut the back of with wire cutters.

If you are still with me...Well Done!

My parents loved it.

I am also linking this up to Jaihart - Sundays are Lovely #11

Thank you for reading all that and visiting me today.
Do check out the wonderfully creative Design Team projects
over at BBTB2.
Can't wait to see your cricut window designs.

Jayne x

Yummy Yummy!

Hello Everyone and welcome to my blog.
Hope you had a great weekend.

Today is a new challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut. Challenge #119 is Yummy Yummy.
Make a project with any type of summer dessert(ice cream,fruit etc).
Here is my thank you card.

Wild Card 2 - all layers cut at 4.5"
Sentiment - Penny Black,Betsy Bluebell
Green Apple Divine Twine from My Craft Spot
Wooden Button
Inking and sanding

Do check out the talented  ladies over at FCCB and can't wait to
see your creations.


Monday 2 July 2012

Here Comes the Sun....

Good morning and welcome to my blog. Hope you've had a great week.

Today is a new challenge over at BBTB2 set by the lovely Suzanne.
Here comes the sun....use any cricut cut sun to celebrate summer.

Our weather in the UK is as far removed from summer as you can imagine....
just hope the sun appears in time for the Olympics!

On that note,here is my Olympic inspired card( I know...just work with me!!).

Apparently GB has a basketball team!

I love how this came out with my flocked player and glossy boots and ball.

Doolecharms - sun at 4"- all layers and off set
3 Birds On Parade - Bird at 3.5",Phrase at 1.5"
Inking,sanding and embossing
Bird flocked and doodled
Glossy accents for ball and boots

I am also entering this over at Cardz TV -#111 Summer Fun.

There's lots of fabulous inspiration from the talented ladies at BBTB2.
I hope you come and join in the fun, we love seeing your creations.

Thanks for stopping by.