Saturday, 17 March 2012


Hello everyone.
I would like to apologise for not visiting your lovely blogs and leaving comments, I have really missed all your lovely creations but I am not blogging at the moment as I just don't have the time, my mother-in-law is seriously ill and we have been told to expect the worst so as you can imagine crafting time is none existant but I just wanted everyone to know that I am not ignoring you and will definately be back as soon as I can.
Also I would like to thank Liz, for kindly thinking of me for a blog award, I am so pleased you thought of me however I am not able to accept it, I am sorry but hope you understand.
Looking forward to catching up with you all soon.
Love Jayne. x

Tuesday, 28 February 2012


Hope everyone is having a good week so far, the time is going so fast it's just a blur!  This card was made using the free stamps and papers from Homemade magazine, the image was coloured with promarkers, the embossed background is one of the new Boofle tri boss folders, the buttons one, added a few stitches round the edges and the tape measure and buttons were on the embellishment page with the papers, faux stitching round the edges and also paper pricking.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Love to Create Challenge Blog ~ Add stitching (real or faux)
The Crazy Challenge ~ Anything Goes
There's Magic in the Air ~ Critter
Passion for Promarkers ~ Pastel Colours

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Easel card

Hello!  Hope you are all well, its miserable weather here today, dull, grey and raining off and on, I have just got in from work and am staying put now! The card I am sharing today is for my mom's birthday in march, I have made an easel card which I haven't made for such a long time, infact I can't remember when I last made one, not sure why as I do like them. I have used a penny black image coloured with promarkers, Isabelle papers from first edition, m/s doily border punch, memory box die to make the roses, cheery lyn fanciful flourish die, made my own stickpin, marianne fence die and the usual ribbon, pearls etc.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Scrap-Creations ~ Critter
Ladybug Crafts Ink ~ Spring is in the Air
My Time To Craft Challenge ~ Bring on the Cake
Crafty Boots ~ Food Glorious Food
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Birthday
Lollipop Crafts ~ Anything Goes
Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes
Paper Pretties ~ Punches/Diecuts
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog ~ Flower Power

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Pearls and Lace!

Morning all!
Woke up to a sprinkling of snow this morning but the sun is shining beautifully now so it has soon melted which is good as its my last day today of my annual leave so back to work tomorrow. Todays card was one of those where I just didn't have a clue where I was going with it, I was just having a play with some cosmic shimmer mica powders which I used to paint the image with and I also used them brushed over versamark for the background, unfortunately you can't see the lovely shimmer in the photo. The image is from Kanban and embossed with wow powder. The gorgeous flower, lace and stickpin were all part of the fabulous candy I received from Craftyloops. The scalloped border is from Die Namics and the distress ink I used was victorian velvet.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

One stop Craft Challenge ~ Create your own Background
Totally Gorjuss ~ Lace
Crafty Catz ~ Favourite Things (pearls and lace)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Good morning all!
I am enjoying a few unexpected days off work and even though I still have to use the eye drops my eyes are much better so I can make a few cards, yay! I don't do much distressing but I when I saw the Passion for Promarkers challenge I thought I would give it a go. I have used First Edition Isabelle papers, distressed all the edges and inked with crushed velvet distress ink, the image is from Forever Friends black and gold stamp set coloured with promarkers/flexmarkers. The gorgeous stickpin is from Craftyloops.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Passion for Promarkers ~ Distressing
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ~ Celebrations
Graphicat Sketchs Challenge Blog ~ Sketch
Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes
My Craft Spot ~ Girly Girl
Stamps R Us ~ Anything Goes

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Clean and Simple!

Evening everyone!
This is my first post for a week as I have had an eye infection in both eyes and have been unable to see properly, it's been a nightmare! I still can't see detail but am definitely over the worst. This card is very clean and simple and I have used one of my favourite stamps ever, I love this adorable Humphrey image, he is coloured with promarkers/flexmarkers, the paper is from dovecraft back to basics  and the embossing was done using a sizzix texture plate.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Robyn's Fetish ~ Square Card
Sweet Stampin' ~ Clean and Simple
The Poodles Parlour ~ Anything Goes

Sunday, 5 February 2012

My first tag!

Well as promised here is the tag I made yesterday, it was made with some of the wonderful goodies I received from CraftyLoops when I won some of her fabulous candy. I always like the look of cards and tags when they have been stamped and distressed but I find this look very difficult to achieve myself so I am very inspired by blogs such as CraftyLoops and Izzwizz, their projects are always amazing.
I used distress inks, silver shimmer mist, stamp from Kanban and wow embossing powder, diecuts and beads.

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes
Mark's Finest Papers ~ Use a Spray
Prairie Fairy Fridays ~ Anything but a card
Stampin' for the Weekend ~ Embossing

Saturday, 4 February 2012

A Little Cutie!

Hello everyone.
It has been snowing here all day and is freezing cold so I had the perfect excuse to stay in and craft today, I made my first tag with distress inks but will have to upload that tomorrow as the light is no good now to take a photo. This card is for my niece Isabella, the papers and image are both from Wild Rose Studio, the image is coloured with flexmarkers, sentiment from Cuddly Buddly and embellishments from stash.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Ditzy-craftymess challenge blog ~ Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge ~ Polka Dots
Hotshot Craft  Blog ~ Flowers
The Stamp Man ~ Embellish It
Craft Us Crazy ~ Anything Goes
Divas by Design ~ Anything Goes

Thursday, 26 January 2012


Good evening everyone!
No card from me today but just wanted to share my excitement, I was one of the lucky winners of Lee's (craftyloops) candy and it arrived today and I can't tell you how wonderful it is, everything is amazing and all so beautifully packaged, I have to say Lee's trademark flowers are truly gorgeous and when I have finished drooling over everything I might be able to part with some of it to make a card! I can't thank Lee enough for her kindness and am sure the other winners are as thrilled with their goodies as I am.
I was also a winner over at C.R.A.F.T challenge blog today so all in all a very good day!
I was also a winner at Make It Monday and last week I won some gorgeous ribbons over at An Oldie but a Goodie, phew!  I must be on a roll, lol!
Well thats it for me today, am going to relax with a large glass of wine and stroke my goodies!
Hugs to all, Jayne. x  x

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Little Rascals

Good morning all!
The card I am going to share today was made for The Little Rascals Challenge over on docrafts, I haven't taken part in one of the challenges for ages and this image fitted the bill, I coloured it to have a go with spectrum noir pens, I usually use promarkers but as a few were running out I thought  it was an opportunity to try these pens as they are cheaper and refillable. They blended nicely and worked alongside my promarkers so I may consider more in the future as I only got the turquoise set.  Anyway onto the card, I used a LOTV image, papers from my scrap box, M/S zigzag border punch and fiskars star punch.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Card for Lily

Good morning!
Have got up late this morning so just a quick post before I get on with preparing lunch.  This is a card I was asked to make for a lovely little girl called Lily, I hope she likes it.  I have used Daisy decoupage, I haven't used decoupage in ages, it seemed strange not colouring an image but made a change.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crazy for Challenges ~ A card for a child
Card Crafter's Circle ~ Bears
The Stamp Man ~ Use Red
C.R.A.F.T Challenge ~ Use Numbers

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Thank you!

Evening peeps!
The card I want to share tonight is a thank you card that I made for a very good docrafts buddy that was kind enough to send me a lovely present of some marianne dies of a little picket fence, bird and birdhouse, they are so lovely and I can see me using them loads! I also used  a die from Memory Box to make the small roses, a Cheery Lyn die called fanciful flourish and the backing paper is from Kanban, from the Bloomsbury collection that I totally forgot I had.
Again I apologise for the rubbish photo as the light has been terrible again.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Monday, 16 January 2012

Favourite stamp

I made this card when I saw the current LOTV challenge which was to use your favourite LOTV stamp and although I love most of the LOTV stamps this one has always been my favourite and as I haven't used it in a while I couldn't wait to get it inked up again. It is such an adorable stamp and so versatile, I have used it for birthdays, anniversaries, thank you, get well, thinking of you and I even turned the flower into a poinsettia and used it for christmas! Well I suppose I should stop waffling and actually show you my favourite stamp, lol!
The colours aren't showing up that great as the last few days the light hasn't been good for taking photo's. The image is coloured with flexmarkers and prisma pencils, the papers are Isabelle from First Edition, spring border from Memory Box, doily border punch from M/S and of course the image and sentiment are LOTV.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Lili's Little Fairies ~ Favourite Stamp
Make It Monday ~ Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Monday, 9 January 2012

Best of British!

Good evening bloggers!   Another monday out of the way (I hate mondays at work). This card was one of those unplanned ones that just sort of happen if you know what I mean. I had the Portobella Road papers for christmas and although I love them I wasn't at all sure what to do with them, then while searching for a stamp for another card I came across London Lofty which I brought absolutely ages ago just because it was on sale at 99p then I wondered why on earth I had brought it and its just been pushed to one side and never inked up so I thought I would try the two things together and see what happens, lol and here is the result!
I used Portobella Road papers, distress inks, London Lofty and crown coloured with promarkers, brother sentiment from Cuddly Buddly.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Cardmakers ~ No Floral Embellishments
Cupcake Craft ~ Something New
Lexi's Creations ~ Anything Goes
Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes
Truly Madly Crafty ~ Anything Goes
Stamps R Us ~ What you got for Christmas or Anything Goes

Saturday, 7 January 2012

New Beginnings!

Hello everyone, hope you've all had a great start to the new year!  Todays card is a white on white card using a cute LOTV image, the cardstock is linen card and I have embossed the top with a heart embossing folder from country companions, the bottom is a swiss dots folder from cuttlebug and the embossed lines down the side were done on the hougie board. I have also used the doily border punch from martha stewart and the hearts and ducks are dies from xcut and some ribbon, pearls and and charm completes the card. Oh almost forgot my new die is the spellbinders pennants that I used for the baby bunting.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Card Makin Mamas ~ New Year /Something New
Crafty Catz ~ A New Beginning
Delicious Doodles ~ All Things New
Frosted Designs ~ No Patterned Paper
Crafty Ribbons ~ New Beginnings
Cute Card Thursday ~ What's New!
Lili's Little Fairies ~ New Beginnings

Monday, 2 January 2012

Live the life you love!

Today I would like to share a card with you that I made for hubby's birthday which was christmas day, it's quite a different style from what I usually do however I did enjoy a break from the norm.
The papers were downloaded from Raspberry Road and I distressed the edges, I used distress inks and cosmic shimmer mist on the tag, the stamps are a mixture from Kanban and free ones from Homemade magazine

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Craft your Passion ~ Anything goes plus distressing
Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes
Stamps R Us ~ What you got for christmas or Anything Goes

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Second post of the day!

Two posts in one day, its a sign its new year, it won't last, lol!
I have been bloghopping and have noticed people doing a review of their favourite cards over the last year so I thought I would choose mine.
Here are my top 10 0f 2011.

Happy New Year!

Hello everyone! 
It's been a while since I have posted but hope you all had a wonderful christmas and I would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy new year!
I would like to share a couple of cards that I made using the free country companions stamp set that came free with Papercraft  Inspirations magazine.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Blue christmas!

Have had all colours of christmas this year but blue and white has to be my favourite. I have used a lovely LOTV image for this card coloured with promarkers, papermania paper, me to youembossing folder and sizzix snowflakes dies.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge ~ christmas
Crafting for all Seasons ~ Christmas
Crafty Creations ~ Embossing and Glitter
Divas by Design ~ Merry Christmas
I Love Promarkers ~ Blue and White
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Christmas

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Red Christmas!

Hello everyone!
It has been so cold here today, as soon as I finished work I decided to stay in the warm and finally finish my christmas cards, I have been so behind this year. This card is my first attempt at colouring on kraft card, I need lots more practice but I do like the effect, it sort of makes the image look quite old fashioned if you know what I mean. I used my favourite LOTV image and used prisma pencils to colour it, memory box snowflake border and wooden snowflakes.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Papertake Weekly ~ favourite colour christmas
Oldie but a Goodie ~ Christmas Animals
Crafty Boots Challenge ~ christmas
Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes

Monday, 5 December 2011

Pink Christmas!

I am neglecting my blog but I have been trying desperately hard to get some christmas cards made as I have started to receive them but haven't any to send! I am sooooo behind! This card is not the colours I would usually use for a christmas card but a change is as good as a rest as they say.
I used one of my favourite images from LOTV and the papers are DCWV, promarkers, tuille and sizzix snowflake die glittered.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Craft your Passion ~ Anything Goes and Glitter
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Non traditional colours
Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge ~ Snowflakes 
Joanna Sheen Challenge ~ It's Beginning to look alot like Christmas

Tuesday, 22 November 2011


Good afternoon everyone!  Have had a very busy morning at work so am having a relaxing afternoon. I have only just started using Kraft card but have to say I really like it and I love this Humphrey stamp, he is adorable and so easy to colour, I used promarkers. The flourish die is a Cheery Lyn one and then I just made the flowers freehand as I haven't a die for those (yet) and of course the doily border punch from M/S.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes
Hooked on Craft ~ Punches/diecuts
My Craft Spot ~ Handmade flower Power

Sunday, 20 November 2011


Just a quick post today as sunday is always a busy day! This is a birthday card using a stamp from Whimsy stamps, coloured with promarkers and diamond sparkles
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Let it snow!

Hello bloggers!
Todays card is using the adorable Humphrey's corner stamp that was free with one of the magazines (can't remember which one) I love Humphrey! I have coloured the image with promarkers, the papers are from Wild Rose Studio,diamond stickles and of course the gorgeous snowflake border die from Memory Box.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Craft your Passion ~ Let it snow
Sketch n Stash ~ Sketch  
(The stamp and papers are new stash)

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Woo hoo!!!

Morning everyone!
Am very excited to see I have made top 3 at Here Come the Boys!  This is my very first challenge award and am really pleased so a huge thanks to the team at HCTB for choosing my card!
That was just a quick post to share my news. Have a lovely day everyone, hugs, Jayne. x  x

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Kraft Christmas

Morning all!
I have managed to make quite a few cards this week however my holiday is over now and its back to work for me so it'll be back to not posting very often again, there's never enough time for the most enjoyable things! Anyway this card is my first attempt at using kraft card and also have used distress inks which I am not that good at but plan to start using them more. I'm not entirely sure about this card, it's one of those where one minute I like it and the next minute I don't, lol! I'm not sure what the image is as it was sent to me ages ago when I used to take part in the wallet swaps over on docrafts. The snowflakes are sizzix dies and I have embossed one in brass embossing powder and decorated the other with blue glitter glue and a viva pearl pen. The rosette was made on hougie board and the round reindeer stamp was free with craft stamper magazine.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Frosted Designs ~ Embossing
Inspire Me Friday ~ Anything Goes
Jellypark Challenges ~ Non traditional christmas colours
Miami Doodles ~ Christmas
Totally Papercrafts ~ Victorian
Wags 'n Whiskers ~ Christmas

Friday, 11 November 2011

Christmas hugs!

I'm not very good at girly cards but wanted to use this sweet image that was in my prize from Wild Rose Studio, the papers are from there too.
 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Monster Birthday!

This is the second card made for Samuel's birthday, I have used papers from Dovecraft back to basics, the image is from Wild Rose Studio coloured with promarkers and my fave m/s zigzag border punch.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Here come the boys ~ Monsters
Sassy Studio Designs ~ Kids cards 
C.R.A.F.T Challenge ~ Cute
Charisma Cardz ~ Cutesy

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


Todays card is the first of three that I have made for my great nephews birthday later on this month. I have used one of the adorable images from LOTV coloured with promarkers, the backing paper is a download from Raspberry Road.
 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Bearly Mine ~ One for the Boyz
Crafty Boots ~ Young at Heart
Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes
Stamps R Us ~ Masculine Theme

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Christmas again!

Another christmas card using the snowflake border die again I'm afraid, I must give it a rest!
 I used glossy accents over the image to make it shine.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Friday, 4 November 2011

It' snow time!

Have spent today recovering from my trip to the NEC yesterday! It was a brilliant day but so tiring, I haven't even unpacked my bags yet, there was so much choice I nearly didn't spend anything because I just couldn't make up my mind what to get, I am sooooo indecisive! It's been a few years since I last went so I really enjoyed it and even managed to get a couple of christmas presents!
Anyway todays card is another christmas one using the gorgeous memory box snowflake border die, I absolutely love this die and have used it on my last four cards. I have used a popcorn the bear image coloured with promarkers on a distress inked background with some gems.

I am entering this card into the monthly crafters companion challenge
Crafters companion ~ Let it snow

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Christmas card!

Morning all!
Another busy week gone by without me posting any cards but have got a week off soon so will hopefully get some cards made especially as I will  have some new goodies to play with after I've been to the NEC next week, can't wait as it's been about five years since I last went! Anyway I made this card for the challenge over at LOTV.
I have finally got around to using my new border snowflake die from memory box, I love it!
lotv thursday challenge ~ sketch by Bev

Sunday, 23 October 2011

In the pink!

Morning all!
Thought I would add a card before I get on with cooking the dinner and lose all track of time. I used a tatty ted image and went all pink, not a colour I use a great deal  but wanted something soft and feminine.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Clearly Inspired ~ Pink
Crafty Catz ~ Happy Birthday
Paper Cutz ~ Pink

Saturday, 22 October 2011


Hi everyone.
No card from me today although I have managed to make two but haven't taken photo's yet but just had to share with you what a brilliant day I had yesterday in blogland!  I haven't been blogging long so it's all still new to me and yesterday I won my first blog candy from Craftylyn, I was over the moon to have won and this is the fabulous candy

A triple c.d of  popcorn the bear, how fabulous is that? I can't thank Lyn enough for this amazing candy.

THEN...... While I was still getting over the excitement of winning the c.d I discovered that I had won the festive bloghop over at Wild Rose Studio, I was stunned to have won two prizes in one day or at all for that matter. This is what I have won
I feel so lucky and can't wait to play with the faulous goodies, they should keep me quiet for a considerable amount of time, Thank you so much to Dulcie at WRS, I am very grateful!

Well hopefully be back tomorrow with a card, love Jayne.  x  x