Monday 19 November 2012


For my FCCB click here.
The talented and lovely Susan has set this week's challenge and it is Gratitude.
We are to create a cricut project for something/someone we are thankful for.
I have lots of things to be thankful for ...Family,Friends,Health,Life
My project today is for someone that I am so very Thankful is in my Son.
I had a very difficult pregnancy and was lucky that both he and I came through it.
Ossian was 12 on Friday and this is the card I made for him....
He took up golf this year and is obsessed with it. His handicap is down to 14 and he is playing for the County. He has been invited to Prep school and School of Excellence for talented players with the potential of taking it further. His birthday card had to be golf!!
He also plays football and is captain of Havant Hockey and goes through for County trials for them in January. Yes,we do run around a lot between all this,work and school!!
Many of you will know that I have a difficult friendship with my Gypsy at times!! Lol. But I did pull it out to make this card.
I used Everyday Paper Dolls and Wrap It Up for the cuts. I have to apologise because I have mislaid my recipe ingredients for this project. If you read my previous post you will know about the building work and I think I just 'filed' my ingredients. I will post them when they reveal themselves!
I would just like to say thank you to Donna and Carole for their leadership and friendship at BBTB2.They are handing over the reins to Susan who I Know will take good care of it.Carole is remaining on the Design Team with us(hurray) and Donna is moving on :(.
Donna we will miss you at BBTB2 and wish you well.
Do check out all the wonderful inspiration from the team and link up your thankful project with us.


Be Ye Thankful

Happy Monday! Hope you had a fabulous weekend.
Today is a new challenge over at FCCB - #138 - Be Ye Thankful
We want to see your thank you projects.
Elegant Edges - card and frame cut at 4"
circle 3 cut at 1, 1.25 and 1.5"
DP - K & Co Watercolour Bouquet
Papermania Gems
Do check out all the inspiration over at FCCB and come and join in the fun!
I have the builders in for the next couple of weeks and all living areas are out of use.
Power and internet will be out for some of the time. Just wanted to let everyone know as I am behind with visits from all the packing away and it will be intermittent for the next couple of weeks.
Sorry if I haven't caught up with you yet,but I will really soon.
Thanks for stopping by.
Jayne x

Monday 12 November 2012

BBTB2 - Turkey!

Hello my lovely blog friends, how are you doing?
Monday already, so that means a new challenge over at BBTB2.
The very lovely and talented Brenda has asked us to make a project incorporating a cricut cut turkey.
This card is to wish all my friends across the pond 'Happy Thanksgiving'.
Artiste - card cut at 5.5",embossed and inked
Teddy Bear Parade - 3"
Piles of Smiles from My Creative Time
There's lots of fabulous inspiration from the team over at BBTB2,so do check them out and come and join in the fun.

Monday 5 November 2012

Circle Inspiration - Angel Ornament

This is my second post of the day. For FCCB click here.

There is no challenge this week over at BBTB2 instead we are offering inspiration using circles.

At the weekend a friend showed me an angel she had made using SU supplies.( My friend doesn't blog and I didn't think to take a photo!)
 I couldn't wait to get home and try to make something similar with my cricut...

and here she is!

Amazingly quick and simple to do!

I used Elegant Edges and cut Circle2 - 5", 4.5" and 2.5"
K&Co double sided papers and cut the circles roughly in half.
There are so many cartridges with circles on.
I rolled one half of the 5" circle and both 2.5" into a cone.
I used my hot glue gun with the silver sparkle is an Angel after all!!
I cut a 4" length of wire and made some circles big enough to hold the cone. I cut the top off the cone and then put the wire through and glued in position.
I added a bead.
I used half the 4.5" circle and glued onto the join on the cone.
In hindsight I could have used the other half of the 5" circle and therefore didn't really need to cut the 4.5" one at all.
Glued the smaller cones on for arms and added a button as a halo. I have some tinsel but it was the wrong colour for this angel! I made a loop on the end of my wire so I could hang it.
This was my first attempt and I have to say that I am going to make lots more...the possibilities of changing it up now I have the basic recipe are huge...glitter,lace,maybe different cricut wings!!!! Lol!
We will be back with a challenge next week.
Thanks for stopping by.


FCCB - Fall Harvest

Happy Monday!
Today is a new challenge over at FCCB - Fall Harvest. We want to see your projects with fall leaves on. Here is my card...
He is a Fox not a Squirrel ( that's especially for my Mum!!!) He was smiling until he was called a squirrel!! Heehee!
Wild Card 2 - card and fox cut at 4"
DP - First Edition - Desert Blooms
Tim Holtz - Kraft core - Nostalgic collection
I love how the kraft core shows after sanding.
Leaves and sentiment from Piles of Smiles - My Creative Time
Add a bit of crumpling,sanding and inking.
We have some new Ladies join us on the DT over at FCCB so do pop over and say hi.
Can't wait to see your wonderful creations.

Friday 2 November 2012

Teddy Elf Tag

Wow,Friday already! Where did this week disappear to?
It's half term school holidays here in the UK and I have to say they have flown by.
My Son and I have just been out playing golf, it's cold but a beautiful bright and sunny Autumn day.
Spent all yesterday packing so it was lovely to get out today.
Miss Ruthie over at My Creative Time  is the host of The Designer Challenge and asked us to make a tag 4 x 6 or bigger and to incorporate Emma's stamps and dies.
I cut the tag at 6" on Winter Woodland which made it 4.25" wide.
I embossed the top layer and added Ranger distress crackle glaze paint  to the tree and topped off with twinklets. The little Elf Ted is cut at 3" from Teddy Bear Parade.
There's lots of dimension!Look at the cute sock monkey toy he is geting ready to send!!
Rest of Recipe Details
DP - Echo Park - season's Greetings
Tim Holtz kraft core Nostalgic Collection
Ribbon from stash
Bell from M&S (yes really!!- it's gorgeous)
The scroll and stamped sentiments are:-
It's a Magical Seaon
Warm Holiday Fun
Just Tags Die (adapted to make stitched mat)
all from Emma at My Creative Time
Glossy Accents
Mini buttons
Pom pom
I love how this turned out!
I am linking this to DL Art - Thankful Thursday Linky Party.
Off to see the Fireworks at the Rose Bowl tonight with my family.
Have a great weekend.