Monday 8 December 2014

Stocking Tag

Hello my are you?
Did you have a good weekend?

This week our lovely Susan is host over at BBTB2 and has asked us to include a stocking on our projects.

I used Joys of the Season.
Don't know about you but I always need more tags!

The tag is cut at 4.5" Stocking at 3"
DP is by Authentique

The snowflake is a die from Waltzing Mouse.
I hope you come and join in the fun.

Thank you for all your prayers and well wishes for my son.
We see the consultant again next week and we saw the doctor last week.
He now has a swelling which seems to have eased some of his symptoms but not all!
Still no answers :(


Monday 1 December 2014

BBTB2 - Christmas Tree Card

Hi Everyone, hope you had a great weekend.
Today is my turn to host over at BBTB2 and I challenged the team to make a card with a Christmas tree on it.

I used Hello Kitty for this shaped card and added a bit of Frantage chunky enamel and some chunky glass glitter. The banner and bows are dies from Mama Elephant.
 The star looks better now the glue has dried!

Do check out the inspiration from the team and come and play along.

My lovely friend Kate has made me an advent calendar and I just wanted to share a couple of photos of how lovely it is!

The reindeer is felted and I have a bit of an obsession about deers!
Ossian's name means little deer.

Brown paper packages tied up with string....
Are you singing yet? lol!

Thanks Kate! It's fabulous!

I am entering my card in the challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday 24 November 2014

BBTB2 - Thanks

Happy Monday Friends!
Hope you had a great weekend.

My son took a bit of a nosedive last week and we were at the hospital a couple of times again!
Apparently not appendix, so now they are running tests to look for more unusual things.
We are still waiting for results and taking one day at a time. It was his birthday last week as well poor lad!

The lovely Emily has asked us to make a Thanks card this week over at BBTB2. I think it was more inline for Thanksgiving but I deviated! lol

I used Artiste for all the cuts. I'm afraid my creative hat hasn't been on for a while but I like how it turned out.

Do check out all the fabulous inspiration from the DT ladies and come and play along.

It's also my birthday today and I am going out for the day...hopefully!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


Monday 10 November 2014


Hi Everybody, hope you had a good weekend.
Thank you for all your well wishes for my son.
They ruled out kidney and definitely appendix and lymph nodes are very sore, but are doing other tests.
He's still unwell and I am awaiting a call back from the GP as I write this!
He collapsed over 8 weeks ago and for a usually fit and healthy sports mad 13 year old to be like this is not right. Obviously blogging is taking a back seat at the moment but I will call by soon. Thank you for understanding.

The lovely and talented Caroline over at BBTB2 has challenged us to use a pumpkin cut.

I used Artiste for this 3d pumpkin and cut it a few extra times, added ink and black enamel and glossy accents. I seem to love thread and pegs at the moment and if I ever get around to taking photos of tags I have been making you will see that!

I hope you will call by and see all the wonderful inspiration from the DT and link up and play along.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday 3 November 2014

BBTB2 - Football

Happy Monday!

This week the ever so lovely Brenda has set us a football challenge over at BBTB2.
I realise football here and over in the States are two entirely different games.
I went with real football (lol) !

Cricut - Create a Friend 4", Art Philosophy 4.75" for card base

I popped up the little footballer with 3d foam.

Thank you for stopping  by.
Do check out all the wonderful inspiration from the DT ladies and hope you can join us this week.


Monday 27 October 2014

BBTB2 - Gift Boxes

Hello Friends. How are you doing?
Sorry I still seem to be missing in action.
My son hasn't been well and he is in for his scan today. Thank you for all your well wishes.
Hopefully we will finally get to the bottom of things.

I finished doing my extra work hours last week...yippee! And we are off for a few days of pampering and golf in Wales later this week.

Today is my turn to host over at BBTB2 and I chose gift boxes.
I love stacked boxes that are tied up with ribbon and so that was my inspiration....

I used Sweet Tooth Boxes and cut at 7" 8" and 9" for the boxes.
I love the choice of box lids on this cricut cartridge ...I just wanted plain lids.

The ribbon is from dovecraft.

The DP is Nordic Christmas by First Edition.
I love that these only took 3 sheets of 12 x 12 paper!

Do check out all the fabulous inspiration from The DT Ladies and I hope you join in the fun with us.

Thanks for looking in.


Monday 13 October 2014

BBTB2 - Cow Milk Carton

Happy Monday!
Hope you had a great weekend.
This week the lovely Sharon has challenged us to use a cow over at BBTB2.

I used my cricut Imagine!!!!! Wasn't even sure if this ornament still worked!
I love the cow image from Imagine More....

I cut the milk carton from TBBM2 at 6" out of acetate and added some milk bottle candy.

I had to take a piccie real quick as the boys were trying to free the candy!

Hope you like my milk carton.
Do check out all the fab inspiration from the team.

Thanks for looking.

Monday 6 October 2014

BBTB2 - Leaves

Hi, how are you doing?
Today is a new challenge over at BBTB2 and we are using Fall leaves.

I cut 3 leaves at 1.75" from Artiste.
Crumpled them, inked them and added some bronze and gold gilding wax.
I machine stitched them to the card and stamped a Paper Smooches greeting.

Sorry I haven't been around...I  have had a very poorly son who is getting much better now.
I hope to get some time and catch up with you all really soon.

Thanks for dropping by, Do check out all the amazing projects from my team mates.


Monday 22 September 2014

BBTB2 Butterfly

Happy Monday!
Is it me or is this year flying?

Today is another new challenge over at BBTB2.
Melanie asked us to use a butterfly cut...

A very clean and simple card from me.

I used Creative cards and cut everything at 4.5".
Added some white enameling for texture.
The DP is Bo Bunny Double Dot & Avery Elle(love) - Brights

My DT sister's  have lots of fluttering inspiration to amaze you with, so do call by and check them out.

Have a great week.


Monday 15 September 2014

Happy Birthday Dad!

Hi, hope you had a fab weekend.
Saturday was Hubby's birthday and yesterday was our anniversary.
Slightly less celebrating than anticipated as Ossian collapsed with stomach pains - suspected appendicitis! He's doing ok at the moment.

Today is my Dad's 80th Birthday and as you read this I will be helping throw him a party.
This week over at BBTB2 Mayra asked us to celebrate cricut and use any cut we like.
Perfect timing for my Dad's card....

The card base is 8 by 8"
I used Real Dial Size at 1.5" for my cuts from Artbooking.

Very little inking from me....shock! horror! lol!

Happy Birthday Dad!

Do check out all the fabulous inspiration from my team mates and I hope you come and join in the fun.

I hope to catch up with you this week.
Thanks for looking.


Monday 8 September 2014

BBTB2 - Purse

Hi, how are you doing?
Long time no see!

Lots to catch up on...and we will,  but for today it's all about BBTB2.
Diana has challenged us to use a cricut cut purse.

I haven't used my cricut for 3 months (gasp!! lol) and it took a while to find my mojo.
So a very simple one from me this time. The purse is cut at  5" from Artiste and the buckle at 3.5".
It needed something extra, so I added a swipe of white acrylic paint to distress slightly. Et voila!

Check out all the creativity from my DT sisters (great to be playing alongside you Ladies again btw)
and hope you link up and join us.

See you soon and thanks for dropping by.


Monday 2 June 2014

Golfing Good Luck!

Happy Monday!
Hope you had a good weekend.
Mine was slightly strange as the house is so very quiet!
The boys flew to Indonesia on saturday ready for the World Champs today.
Good Luck Ossian!

Laura has asked us to alter a cricut cut for this week's BBTB2. challenge.

It was the perfect opportunity to make a Good Luck card for Ossian.

I nearly always alter my cricut cuts ...inking, embossing, doodling or glossy accents.
(And that's just this!) Personally I think it brings the cuts to life.

A side view to show the dimension and  inside.

I chose yellow to represent sand and blue the water.

I curled the flag for movement.

The sentiment is from My Guy by Paper Smooches.
Wild Card 2 for the card at 5" and phrase at 2".
Create a Critter2 at 4" for the flag and green.

I have made a card for Oss to open each day whilst he is away with some 'Mum' encouragement in!
Just didn't have time to take photos . If the mini cards make it home I will share.

I hope you check out my fabulous DT sisters and find time to play along with us over at BBTB2.

Thanks for visiting.


Monday 26 May 2014

Shaker Baby!

Hi Everyone, how are you on this sunny Monday morning?
It's time for a new challenge over at BBTB2 and our talented Susan has asked us to use a cricut cut car for our project.

Shaker cards seem to be everywhere at the moment. It's amazing how things come back around again. I used to make these years ago and they are so easy and effective.

I used Nate's Abcs for the card and Art Philosophy at 5" for the card and frame.

With the age of diecutting both electric and manual it makes shaker cards a doddle!

There's lots of motoring fun from my DT sisters so do check them out and come and join in the fun.

Thanks for looking.


Monday 19 May 2014

BBTB2 - Gift Packaging

Good Morning and welcome to Jayne Designs!
How was your weekend?
Mine was busy and fun with the added bonus of beautiful weather and time with family and friends.

Today I am host  over at BBTB2 and the challenge is gift packaging.
We all need bags, tags, boxes and ribbons for one occasion or another.

I kept my collection really simple and let the beautiful papers do the talking!
I like having pillow boxes on hand as I can make them up but they store flat until ready to use.

I used TBBM2 for these cut at 6 and 7". The scoring tool really makes assembly crisp and easy.

The little gift cards were cut at 2 and 2.5" and the ribbons .25" and .5" from Artiste.
The papers are Bazzill Basics Vintage Lace. They have a lovely texture on them, almost fabric like.
The tiny bow is by Mama Elephant.

Do check out all the wonderful inspiration from the ladies over at BBTB2 and hope you can join us in this fun challenge.


Saturday 17 May 2014

Vellum Pocket Tag

Hi, it's a glorious day here in sunny Hampshire!
I managed to get a few minutes in my craft room first thing to play along in the colour challenge over at Clearly Besotted, with my new stamps and dies.

I used Bridal Bouquet stamps and dies  and For Everyone stamp set.

The vellum pocket and tag are both Paper Smooches dies.

I seem to have a Mama Elephant dainty bow addiction and it seems to appear on most projects lately!
Oops! and here it is again!! Lol.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend.