Showing posts from May, 2011

Hanglar Dots

Just a quick post today. I am supposed to be helping hang the wallpaper in my spare room but have disappeared on to make tea or so I told my husband.
I am going to enter this car into the Lovely Hanglar only challenge dots
  I have a hard time producing cards for boys but like this image so much I decided to ink him up. The papers used for this card are My Minds Eye.
All of the colouring has been done with copic's E99,E97,E95,E71,E70,E53,E51,E50,E35,E33,E31,E21,E11,E00,E000

Hope you like it.
Jayne x

Flower Fairy

Good evening every one. I am late again as usual, but what can you do?...... so many things to do and not enough hours. I am sure all those bloggers out there with kids will agree.

On to the card.......................I am going to enter this one into the following challenges
A Spoon full of Sugar - Things with Wings Sketch and Stash challenge 62
I bought this stamp in a set  by Pergamano over a year ago and this is the first time that I have inked it up. Not sure why because she is quite cute don't you think? The papers are from a stack by Prima.
The image has been coloured using copic's

I love making these hearts. Just a simple chipboard heart coated in several layers of embossing powder. The cloudy sheen is achieved by sprinkling in some some perfect pearls powder beneath a clear layer of embossing powder.
Card Recipe. Fairy stamp - Pergamano Papers - Prima Fairy stack Swirls - Marianne die Flower lace - From stash Bazzil card stock Chipboard heart - Woodware Copic Markers
Hope you like it


Hi all I think I have finally got blogger to play nice. I tried all the tips like clearing my browsing history and cookies (thanks Pop's). Clearing the cookies gave me back some functionality, but I finally had to load Google Chrome. All now seems to be back to normal so fingers crossed.

Right onto the card................................

This card if for the Simply Less is More challenge I must say that I struggle with these challenges. I have to stop myself from piling on more and more stuff and have to be physically restrained!!!!!!!

I don't think it comes much more simple than this, but that said I am quite pleased. I fished out a very old stamp that I must use more often. The row of flowers is by Hero Arts. Butterfly is a Marianne die and cut from purple Bazzil card.
Card Recipe. Flower stamp by Hero Arts - The Craft Barn Hugs to you stamp - The Craft Barn Butterfly Die by Marianne - Crafts u Love Coloured using Copic's
I hope you like it
Jayne x

Bloggers broke again

No sure if everyone else is having the same problem, but I cant leave comments for bloggers who have their comment boxes embeded at the bottom of their posts. If the pop up comment box is being used leaving a comment is no problem.  I did a bit of investigating and if you go into your settings select pop up comment box people can leave you comments no problem.

What a nuisance. When will blogger get it right???

I am off to walk Bailey. I will try and post later on. If blogger lets me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jayne x

Birdcage tilda

I have been very lax with my posting this weekend (sorry) . I kept meaning to post something and even do a bit of blog hopping to see what you have all been up to but I just couldn't seem to find enough hours in the day. My son and husband dragged me off to see Pirates of the Caribbean 4 this week end. I must say it is worth a visit even if it just to sit and stare at Johnny Depp for 2hrs!!!!!!! My daughter was very Jealous as she had gone along with her boyfriend and couldn't get in. That will teach for thinking that she was too cool to go to the cinema with her parents..................

On to the card

I finally broke into my Mariposa papers to make this one, and then went a little nuts with the Tim Holtz products. I have crackle painted with picket fence again and used the birdcage die. It goes perfectly with the Tilda with birdcage stamp.
The paper rose has been made using glittered mulberry paper cut using the Marianne die. I just had to use the cute little humming bird charm …

Hanglar Cameo

It's been a bit of an up and down week for so have not posted as regularly as i would have liked. I have been off work for a couple of days with an allergic reaction that seems to have targeted my face and neck so I am not very pleasant to look at ,at the moment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On the plus side I seemed to have had a creative burst yesterday and managed to finish this card that I started 2 days ago.

Hanglar Cameo Card.
I am really proud of this one. It may have taken me 3 days to complete but I think it was worth it in the end. I am going to enter this card into the following challenges Lovely Hanglars only - Recipe Spoon full of Sugar - Any thing goes
Make it Monday The stamp is from Hanglars Messenger kit, which i think goes so well with the DCWV Black Current stack papers. i ribbled some grey paper and cut with a Martha Stewart punch to create the faux lace. I added some real cotton lace  to complete the effect.

The swirl behind the main image I cut using my Cricut machine ( I think at…

Pretty Hanglar

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well.
Just a quick post this morning I'm afraid. I am a bit under the weather today. I keep having an allergic reaction to something and coming up with a rash from my face down. Hope I'm not becoming allergic to crafting that would never do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hanglar sitting girl from the attitude collection.
I'm going to enter this into the Divas by Design Challenge One for the Girls
and the Crafters Companion challenge

I have used My Minds Eye papers yet again (sorry I cant help my self) The embellishments on this card are grunge board painted with milled lavender crackle paint and then glittered with stickles. Yum!
I've used a punched lace as well as a cotton lace on this card, and just to go right over the top purple daisy lace across the middle.  You can never have too much lace. I broke out the nesties and used the out of the frame technique and a triple layer of Bazzil.

Card Recipe. Papers - My Minds Eye Lace - Hero Arts …

Pirates of the Caribbean Eskimo Frosting Style

I made this card about 4 months ago now. It was supposed to be for for a friend of my son, who is quite a tomboy!. I couldn't bring myself to send it in the end and gave her a girly card instead.Hence this card is still in my massive collection!. But what with today being the launch of Pirates of the Caribbean 4 I thought I might dust it off and show show you lot.

ARRRRR  Girly Pirate card.
I bought a collection of nautical stamps when I first started crafting many years ago from The Stamp Man. They were perfect for this card. I used them to create the torn scroll/map and to over stamp the wonderful DCWV Fairy Tale papers.

Girly skull and crossbones.  I used a Sizzix die for this and some silk ribbons.
 The ship is a sizzix die too. Very fiddly getting the skull and crossbones on the sails.
Pirate cards are not just for boy's

Hope you like it
Jayne x

Sun Flowers

Good evening everyone.

 Well this one was quite a rush I never thought I would get it done.  I had this great idea (or so I thought) so was ultra confident that it would not take me long!. Well I was wrong. 2 and a half hours later and I am only just there.

For this card I have used the fantastic sketch from a spoon full of sugar challenge

Sun Flowers.
I've gone all orange for this one.

The papers used for this card are from My Minds Eye. I love this magnolia image but I don't use it much so I decided it was about time she had an airing. I made the lace doily behind her with my Cricut.

I have had these sunflowers so long that I almost forgot where I got them from. I think it may have been Hobby Craft but don't quote me on that one.
 I have decorated the inside of the card to match the from.
Card Recipe.
Papers My Minds Eye Card stock from Bazzil Stamp from Magnolia Lace Hero Arts Flowers Hobby Craft Lace doily made with a Cricut Leave punch Martha Stewart Copic's Y11,Y15,Y17,YR15,YR…


Well here it is as promised the third of my trio of Lilli of the valley cards. Its a bit late, but I do have an excuse. It was my son's 11th Birthday today and I was kept very busy chasing 11 boys around a bowling alley!

A quick reminder of all three cards

The card looks quite blue in these photo's but it is in fact lilac.
I don't remember who the striped paper is by, it's been in my stash for quite some years. The lovely lace punch is by Martha Stewart as are the leaves. 
I was having a little play with my grunge board and painted the heart with lilac crackle paint. Before the paint dried i dropped on a Swarovski crystal and prayed it would stick.
Card recipe.
Paper from stash Punches from Martha Stewart Grunge board heart Tim Holtz Crystal Flower from stash Ribbon from Sugar and Spice craft Stamp from Lilli of the Valley The image has been coloured using a copic
If you like it please leave a comment
Jayne x

Anyone for a Cupcake?

I told you I had gone Lilli mad. Here is another of today's Lilli Cards.
Every little girl has done this and dressed up in mum's shoes!
The papers for this one are from the ultra pretty Prima collection of Sparking Spring. The frame has been cut with one of the new spellbinders dies.
Flowers I bought from Alexandra Palace at the craft show in April. The pins have been made using pearls and bead caps.

Card Recipe. Card base Craftwork Cards Papers Prima Sparking Spring Spellbinders frame die Flowers Martha Stewart Punch Peal Beads from Stash Stickles Copic Markers. Lilli of the Valley Stamp
Hope you like it. Let me know if you do.
I will list another Lilli card tomorrow so look out for it.
Jayne x


Good evening everyone. I have gone a little bit Lilli of the Valley mad today. I had a whole pile of stamps that I hadn't inked and decided that it was about time they saw the light of day. So without further adue here is today's first Lilli card. I hope you like it.
I am going to enter this card in the stamp something challenge.
I love this little ballerina stamp she reminds me of my daughter at ballet class when she was small.
I love this colour combination. The papers are from My Minds Eye and DCWV. The heart I embossed with about 8 layers of different coloured embossing powders finishing with clear over dusky pink with a dusting of gold.
I raided my jewellery making kit to make the stick pink from a bead cap and some pearls. the flowers are from my stash with leaves make with a Martha Stewart Punch.
In side the card.

Card Recipe.
Paper My Minds Eye Card Die cuts With a View Mariposa block colours Flowers and ribbon from stash Lace die from Magnolia Swirl die Marianne dies Mart…

Time for Tea

Well what a day!  blogger goes mad and looses two of my post's, and now my comments are disappearing. Still mustn't grumble it is Friday the 13th after all and something had to go wrong.

Time for Tea
I am going to enter this card into the Lilli of Valley challenge Ribbons and Bows
Just a quick one today. I have used my Cricut again to make the base in White. The accent paper is from K&Company wedding collection and the image is of course Lilli of the Valley.

I hand ruffled some pink organza ribbon and stitched on some faux pearls. I think this came out well and will definitely use again on another project.

I stamped the image in Memento Ink Tuxedo black and then coloured using Copic's. The edges have been distressed and then inked with old paper.

Love to know what you think.
Jayne x

White on White

I should be in bed sleeping be don't seem to be able to. I decided to do a bit of blog hopping and came across this challenge on a fellow bloggers site and decided to have a go, and at 11pm at night that's no mean feat for me I can tell you.

The challenge white on white over at Less is More.

Any way here it is

White on White.
Well what can I say, I broke out the Cricut and the Cindy Loo cartridge. I selected doily number 3 and cut it at 5.5inches from smooth white card stock. the base card is from Craftwork Cards and measures 6x6 inches. The butterfly and the roses were cut using Marianne dies. I have finished the roses using sticky white pearls. 
I think the end result turned out simple and classy.
Card Recipe.
Card base: Craftwork Cards Smooth White card: Craftwork Cards Cricut and Cindy Loo cartridge Marianne dies: Crafts u Love White pearls: from stash White Glitter mulberry paper: Pinnacle Crafts

I'm off to bed now but please leave a comment and I will get round to your blogs to…

Bubbles and Hugs

Good evening every one.
Another late one I'm afraid. It's been all go at work and I've been absolutely flat out trying to catch up with deadlines. Not to mention last minute nerves with my son who is taking his SAT's exams at the moment. Right on to tonight card:

I made this one to enter the Little Claire Challenge 6 Sketch.

Bubbles and Hugs.
Pictures are not very good tonight I am afraid. The layout of the card is from the Little Claire sketch. I have used self adhesive DCWV papers throughout with just a smattering of perlised card from Craftwork cards. The bubbles have been enhanced with stickles for added sparkle. The stamp used is Dream a Little Dream by Little Claire.
This cute little rosette I make myself with tulle, organza ribbon and a pearl brad

 I'm forever blowing bubbles.
 Card Recipe. Papers DCWV Hugs to you stamp Hero Arts White card stock and Pearlised Craftwork Cards Pink Ribbon and pearls from stash Tulle from Crafts u Love Stamp from Little Claire Copics b97,…

Tilda in the Jungle

What a terrible day I had yesterday. I didnt post because I had had a nasty reaction to some shell fish I'd eaten on Sunday. Not a pretty site and no sympathy.

So today I am going to post the card I should have posted yesterday. I am going to enter this card into the Just Magnolia challenge Anything Goes and Diva's by Design

Tilda in the Jungle.

I decided to go for a step card this time as I haven't done one in ages. I started off with an A4 piece of card and then cut it using a template. I'm please with the way it came out but it did take me absolutely ages to colour and assemble. I'll list the card ingredients at the bottom of the post. 
Here's a close up of the cute little monkey.
The flowers are Shabby Chic by magnolia which I've tweaked a bit with an embossing tool.
Wow this waterfall background takes some colouring I can tell you. I have made the waterfall twinkle with some stickles. 

Card Recipe:

Take one sewing machine and all of the following to make one c…