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

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Birthday card

Hello everyone!
Have got alot going on at the moment and had forgotten it's our nieces birthday tomorrow so I had to do a quick card, I  used a Kenny K digi image which is a first for me and actually only the second time I have used  any digi image. Considering it was last minute I am fairly pleased with it.

I used promarkers to colour the image, brick wall embossing folder on core'dinations cardstock and liquid pearls to embellish the flourish which is a glitter girls stamp.
Iwould like to enter this card into the following challenges
4 crafty chicks ~ marker it up
Charisma cardz ~ Embossing
Little miss muffet challanges ~ girly girl
Pixie dust studio ~ Happy birthday
Shelly's Images ~ Anything goes

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Festive blog hop!

Hi all!
I have made this card for the Wild Rose Studio festive blog hop. It  is made using the adorable Pickle, I just love this little penguin! I also used my favourite colour combo which is red and white.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Versatile stamp!

I seem to be making less and less cards of late, not sure where the time goes but it sure does! My laptop died in the week aswell so that didn't help but have a nice new one now. I made this card with one of Sheena's sketchy stamps, I think it is so versatile as it can be used for male or female cards, any number of occasions including christmas and it suit colour, sepia and mono so I did all three!
Black and white


I would like to enter it into the following challenges

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Friends Forever

Todays card is one that I have made for my son to give to one of his best friends, Lauren who he has known since nursery and in 2wks she is off to York  Uni, he is very proud of her and I know he'll miss her as he calls her the sister he never had. I have used a penny black image coloured with promarkers, and basically kept it very simple.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Creations ~ challenge #137
The House that Stamps Built ~ Animal challenge
Penny's Paper-Crafty ~ Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything goes
Stampavie and more ~ challenge 152#love
Stampin' Royalty ~ Keep it simple
Truly Scrumptious ~ Clean and simple

Monday, 26 September 2011

Retirement card

Hi everyone.
Have finally made the retirement card and box that I was asked to make over a month ago, I stayed in on saturday as it was needed for today. I had no inspiration whatsoever, I don't know the lady its for and have never made a retirement card before but I was quite pleased with how it turned out.
This is the card.
 The card and box together.
 The insert.
 The box.
The main image is a kanban stamp, the flower is a sizzix die, m/s doily border punch.
I am entering the card into the following challenges

Wednesday, 21 September 2011


Am back at work after my week off and with looking after Cassie I haven't had any crafting time of late! Am hoping to get a new lamp this week so I can craft in the evenings as I'm not able to do that at the moment (eyes not what they used to be, lol!)
This card was made using a sizzix die that I got a while ago from Hobbycraft on sale for £1.49!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Anything goes challenge blog  Anything goes
Papertake weekly challenge  Creature comforts
Shopping our stash  No colouring allowed
Top tip tuesday  One for the kids

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Birthday for a buddy

Hi all. I have made this card for one of my buddies on docrafts whose birthday is coming up soon.
The image is a clear stamp from kanban that I have coloured with promarkers, the blue card is embossed using a sizzix texture plate, the backing paper is from kanban, the border is using martha stewart layered arches border punch, seam binding ribbon and pin from the ribbon girl.
Iwould like to enter this card into the following challenges
Ruby's Rainbow Challenges  Ruby's Rainbow c#12
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog  CH#9 - Birthday

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Our new fur baby!

Evening all.  I'm not great at this blogging, I can't believe it's been over a week since I posted. Both hubby and I are on a weeks holiday this week and there is loads I wanted to get done including an 8x8  card and box for a retirement which I haven't started yet and it's thursday tomorrow! We have sort of got sidetracked by having a new puppy, I was determined not to have another dog after we lost our beloved border collie Tessa in June but hubby and son wore me down and we chose a sable coloured border collie instead of black and white so she wouldn't look like Tessa. Unfortunately the photo's I have of her are blurry as she won't keep still, I have been trying since sunday to get a decent picture since we fetched her from Wales, a 350mile round trip!

This is Cassie, she's 9wks old and adorable!
Well thats all for now, hopefully be back with a card soon.  x

Monday, 5 September 2011

Quick card !

Hello to all on this very rainy evening. I had planned to have a play with some tags I brought a while ago and distress inks this afternoon but it wasn't to be, no sooner was I home from work when my son phoned asking if I would make a card for him to give to his partner's cousin,' no problem' I said, 'when do you want it for?'
'oh  anytime today' he said! Well this is the result.
I used a digi image of Dexter from the digistamp boutique, coloured with promarkers, paper is a download from summer driggs, m/s layered arches border punch swiss dots embossing folder on core'dinations cardstock, gold card candy, greeting was using Habico alphabet stamps and small square xcut punch.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

No card !

I am very disappointed not to have a card to upload today, I had all good intentions!  Had a very busy (and rubbish) week at work and was so glad when it was over. I was up at 6.30 a.m today to get all my housework done in time to watch Barbara Gray, I love what she does, she is so inspirational. I have yet to experiment with a brayer but it's on my list.  Then hubby came home from work and we went to a garden/craft centre and I only brought an embossing folder! The rest of the day ran away from me without me getting any crafting done and I won't get any done tomorrow as I have my mom, my eldest son, his partner and daughter to dinner. I find it difficult to craft in the evening as I don't have a very good light (another thing on my list). Well enough waffling, hope you all have a great weekend, hopefully be back pretty soon with a card and I might even try to work out how to enter a blog challenge !!!
Take care, love Jayne. x  x

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

New Home card.

Hi everyone
I made this card for one of my buddies on docrafts.
 I used a country companions stamp coloured with prisma pencils, dovecraft back to basics green background paper, martha stewart border punch, LOTV sentiment and a pin from the ribbon girl.
                                                                      Jayne. x

Monday, 29 August 2011

My first card !

Hi.  I thought I would attempt to upload a card today, have started early incase it takes me hours, lol!
I made this card for my friend's daughter who is soon going to York University.

  I have used a fizzy moon image coloured with promarkers, martha stewart doily border punch, swiss dots embossing folder and paper is from dovecraft back to basics.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Am very scared !!!

I have been considering starting a blog for ages and everytime I start to do it, I never go through with it.  Well tonight for some reason I have actually done it and am now terrified as I don't know what to do !  I am sitting looking at a blank page and wondering what to do next ! .......................................
Right I have decided what my next move is, I am going to have a large glass of wine to ease the panic and come back later (hopefully, lol!)

Well 2hrs and a bottle of wine later I am back and have finally managed to add a template, yay!  I can see this blogging is going to take some getting used to as I am totally useless ! Maybe tomorrow I will attempt to add a card and actually let peeps know I have a blog!