Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Anything but a card

Good afternoon fellow bloggers and welcome to another fabulous challenge over at
 Divas by Design.
Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Devils. To enter this challenge just show us any of your creations that are not cards "Anything but a Card"

Now I have to say that I struggle with the anything but a card challenges so I decided to go easy on myself and produce a tag for Christmas.

Card Recipe 
Image - Magnolia
25th stamp - Magnolia
Die cut bauble - Dream Cottage
Patterned papers - First Edition
Distress Markers
The Divas team have some gorgeous inspiration for you this week so do make sure you pay them a visit.
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Under the Sea

Good morning. I have been missing in action for a while now on and off but hopefully things will pick up. It seems that every time a get one thing sorted another pops up. I have to say it has been quite a year so far. As some of you know I had a house fire at the start of the year that meant I was out of my home from January to June. Having got that sorted we decided to take a holiday July for a little R&R. We ha a lovely time in Mexico and recharged our batteries. On arriving home on the 4/8/14 I received a letter informing me that my employer will be asking for voluntary redundancies! That was a bit of a shock to the system I can tell you. Then on top of that I ended up in hospital this Sunday 17/8/14 with a mystery allergic reaction that made my head neck and arms swell up! I was prescribed Steroids and Antihistamines to take the swelling down. Fingers crossed it seems to be working but I don't look very attractive at the Mo! I definitely think I have had my run of bad luck for this year, hopefully things can only get better.

 Enough moaning and on to more pleasant things. We have a new challenge starting today over at Divas by Design which is Pretty Pearls Sponsored by Iva Nova Chest............................

 For my card I have used the new Prima papers Seashore. The Image is by Wee Stamps called Goldie. All of the die cuts have been cut with the Doohickey kit club No1 and the image has been coloured with Copic Markers. I think she would have looked better if I had used my Distress marker though?

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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Things with Wings

Good afternoon everyone. Its been a long time since I posted any thing but hopefully I should be back and the straight and narrow now!.  I have had a terrible year so far and the icing on the cake was BT not being able to fix my internet for a month or more. Who knew how much life depended on having the Internet?

Back to the job in hand. Its challenge time at Divas by Design. So to be in with a chance of winning a prized supplied by Crafty Charlie (fantastic shop if you haven't already do take a stroll over there) all you have to do is create a project based on the theme Things With Wings.

For my card I have used Tilda papers. The shape was created by using a Go Kreate die. The gorgeous image is called Rowan fairy by Wee Stamps which has been coloured using copics.
Dies used
Go Kreate square
Spellbinders Circle
Spellbinders Scalloped circle
LaLa Land doily
Joy Crafts Butterfly boarder
Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Good  morning everyone. Our Divas Challenge this week is a little late but I hope you will all join us today with a new challenge which is ..............................

Use any Magnolia stamp
Sponsored by
Card Recipe
papers - My Minds Eye
Stamp - Magnolia Tilda
Oval die - Spellbinders
Feather's die - Spellbinders
Card base cut using a Go Kreate Die
Doily die - LaLa Land
Boarder die -MFT dies

Marvelous Magnolias - Flourishes 
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Anything but a Card

We have a new challenge at Divas by Design today
Which is
Anything but a card
Sponsored by
I thought I would show the cover of my latest memory book for this one. The pages are not quite finished yet but I am really please with the way the cover turned out. Once I have finished the pages I will blog them too but my crafting mojo is on a bit of a go slow at the moment so I don't know when that will be!
papers - sweet shop DCWV
Scrabble pieces
Frame die - Memory box
Image - Magnolia
Image coloured with Copics
The spine is embossed Bazzil paper
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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

April Showers

Good afternoon fellow bloggers. I am a little late with this post as I had a meeting with my builders this afternoon. I haven't mentioned before but we had a house fire back in January and have been struggle with the insurance company ever since to get back into our home. Finally things are picking up pace and it looks like every thing should be finished in the next 6 weeks. My kitchen has been ordered today along with the bathroom and tiles. I can get on and start ordering my new furniture and carpets now. Anyway enough of my excuses here is todays post.

April Showers

Sponsored by

I dont have many images that would fit this challenge and as my printer has decided it wasn't talking to me I had to hunt around for images that I had already printed.
Well I struck lucky and came across this image that I had coloured up and meant to use a few weeks ago.

Papers - LOTV
Image - Teddy Beau
Inks - Copics
Flower - Spellbinders Die
Sentiment - Penny Black
Ribbon from stash

The design team have some fab inspiration for you this time so do check them out.

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Baby Fairy Bee

There's a new challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and we want you to use your favourite stamp.
Your can use an old or new favourite but you can only enter once.
Our Sponsor for this challenge is 

My new favourite stamp Baby Fairy Bee by Mo Manning.
I think you may be seeing quite a lot of this one!

Card Recipe
Papers - Bazzil Basics
Image - Baby Fairy Bee Mo Manning
Copic Markers
LaLa Land - Birthday banner die
Quick Kutz Flower
Spellbinders Frame
Ribbons and lace from stash

Thanks for Stopping by

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Blog Hop

Good morning everyone.
Diva's by Design is 3 today and to help us celebrate we would like all of you to join us in a birthday blog hop. 
All you have to do is visit each of the blogs listed below in the right order and leave a comment. Each design team member will then pick a winner from the comments left on their blog.
So if you visit all of us then you have 11 chances to win.

My prize is this card and a surprise package

The theme is 
Anything Goes

Papers - First Edition Desert bloom
Image - Violet Vintage (Saturated Canary)
Copic markers
Lala land banner die
Die namics bunting
Cricut - elegant edges
Lace and pearls from stash

If you arrived here from Theresa's blog then you are on the right track. 
Next you need to go visit Rebekah
Good luck

Diva's Blog Hop
Jayne  (your are here)

Monday, 31 March 2014

Spring Colours

Just a quick reminder that there is a new challenge at Stampin for the Weekend. You have until next Thursday to submit an entry that has a spring colour theme. You must use at least one stamped or digi image on your creation to be eligible to win a prize.

Our sponsor for this challenge is 
I have used a Mo Manning image coloured with distress ink markers.
The papers are by First Edition. I cut the card base using my Cricut.

Papers - First Edition
Image - Mo Manning(penny black stamp)
Inks - Distress markers
Nesties die
Doohickey lace die by Magnolia

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Flower power

Its Wednesday so that must mean a new challenge at Diva's by Design
The Theme is 
Flower Power 
So good for mothers day and Spring.
Our Sponsor for this challenge is 

I have used a Bild Malarna stamp which I have coloured with distress markers.
I have never used distress inks for colouring before but I think I may be a convert now!
As an added bonus my son bought me the whole set to play with.

Stamp- Bild Malarna
Distress ink Markers
Water colour paper
Butterfly boarder die - Joy Crafts
Butterfly die - Joy Crafts
Flower - Sizzixs
Card Base - Go Kreate Large die
Papers from stash

The team have produced some fabulous cards for your inspiration to do pop over to Diva's and Say Hi

Friday, 17 January 2014

Happy Birthday

Good afternoon fellow bloggers.

After an extended Christmas break to recharge our batteries the  SFTW  DT team
 are back with our first challenge of 2014.
The Theme is 
Happy Birthday
Only 1 entry per person and you 
must use a digi or a rubber stamp

Papers - My Minds Eye Lost and Found
Digi image - LaLa Land Top Hat Steam punk Marci
Coloured using Copic's
Coggs - Spellbinders
Sentiment - Penny Black
Doily - Martha Stewart punch around the page
Card base - Craftwork Cards

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Beret Marci

Good morning bloggers, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. I have to say Santa was very good to me this year and I got some lovely pressies. I also ate my entire body weight in cakes and chocolates so it may be time for a new year detox! but the less said about that the better....

Enough waffle and on to the real reason that I wrenched myself away from the chocolate box.....
Divas by Design are starting the new year off with a challenge that is based around Celebration. So put on your thinking caps and join in with creations that have the theme Celebrate. Our sponsor this time is Stamp and Create.

For my card I have used a Lala Land digi called Beret Marci. I have coloured her using Copics.
The papers are Beach Bliss by Raspberry Road for LOTV. I used kraft paper for my base and embellishments to pick up the buff colour in the paper.

Dies used:
Tim Holtz for Sizzix - Clock Die
Spellbinders circles
Memory box - Star
Die Namics - Bow
Card base - Cut using my Cricut machine and elegant edges cartridge

Thanks for Stopping by
Happy New Year

Jewellery making, creativity and a whole lot of rambling.................

So its been quite some time since I posted anything here and although I still love card making I haven't made anything for about 3 years...