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Friday, 31 January 2014

Engagement card!

Hi everyone!
 I have an Engagement card to share today.
I made using two files from  Amanda Davis. Available here
They are called. Fancy On Your Engagement card & Fancy Swirl Box.
Flowers & gems were bought from Chloe
Card is from Papermill.
Papermill challenge " Valentine Day" (Engaged on Valentines Day!
Make it Monday! Anything goes
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Exploding Box!

Hi everyone today,
 I have an exploding box to share I made using a studio cutting file designed by Tina Fitch. HERE.
I used Curios Shimmer 250 gsm card stock from Jellie Bean Crafts
Bits from my stash.
Natalie & Amy Love is all around
Make it Monday Anything goes
Silhouette Challenges "Anything goes"
As you like it  Fav style!
Blimey that's a hard one!
I love tone on tone cards.
I love Tina's intricate files I don't think they really need a lot of embellishments.
(It's good to no when to stop)
I love flowers and pearls and fancy ribbon.
I love cutting out on my Silhouette Portrait machine.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

WOYWW Carriage Card!

Hi everyone and a happy WOYWW 243. This week I have been tidying my room and playing with my Silhouette Portrait. I cut this Studio file by Tina Fitch HERE
I used Curious shimmer 250 gsm card and some gold vellum.
Bits from my stash.
Silhouette Challenges "Anything Goes"
Make it Monday "Anything goes"
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

New Creative Card Card challenge!

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Hi everyone it's new challenge time over at.
Creative Card Crew challenge 54
"Recipe Challenge - 1 ribbon, 2 Designer Papers, and 3 gems/pearls"
I used Kitten in a tea pot image from Aurora Wings. I coloured with ProMarkers and Glossy Accents.
My ribbon is the butterflies I bought at The Range. My papers are Dovecraft Tea Party
MS punch.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Less is more "Sketch"

Hi everyone, hope your keeping warm & dry it's awful up north at the mo! 
Over on Less is more it's Sketch time.

I have been trying to have a clear out (it's hopeless) and found this lovely flower. 
Sentiment is from Tattered Lace die.
Spellbinders label and some scrap paper.
Base card is from Ross papercraft.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Friday, 24 January 2014

Pretty & pink!

Hi everyone this card has been floating around unfinished for two weeks lol!
For the dress I used the Iris folding technique & some voile I bought at the £1 shop and dress shape is the waste from a Tattered Lace die. 
Spellbinders Enchanted labels 28. DI Spun Sugar.
Imagination mask and Candy Floss Sparkle Medium.
Sentiment stamp is from Chloe. Most of the products are available from Chloe.
Bits from my stash.
Scribble & Scrap "Anything goes"
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Memory Box & a Card!

Hi everyone, I have been having a play with a cheap memory box I found at The Works £1.99!! 
I painted it with a tester pot from  Dulux Natural Wicker. I stamped it with Chocolate Baroque Floral Bouquet and Lace Fragments. I used DI Scattered Straw and Adirondack Latte.
Lace flower inside was embossed with Wow EG. Pearl gold sparkle. Sentiment is from Inkylicious.
My card was made using Chocolate Baroque Floral Bouquet stamps. I used a fine gold embossing powder.
Spellbinders Enchanted Labels 28. I also used DI Pumice Stone.
Butterfly is Petaloo from The Scrapbook Garden
Thanks for calling.
xx Jan

Wednesday, 22 January 2014


Hi everyone, sorry I haven't been blogging as much at the moment.  I'm ok just a little lost after loosing my beloved Dad.
 I am not sure what I want to do. I still love cards but need to explore a little with wood and Mdf exc. I have painted the two items with cream and I have so much new stuff I am struggling to decide what to cover it with! Should I use Decopatch paper or some of the scrumptious new stamps I have.
I have started clearing my craftroom! (Well sorted my scrap paper out) lol! I really need to do something with my room I have far to much stuff most of which  I will never use but can I bare to part with it????
Decisions lol!
I finally finished a card!
It's an easel card & it was made using Spellbinders Enchanted labels 28. Tattered Lace bow.
Wonderful Marina from Delicious Doodles. Coloured with ProMarkers, Wink of Stella & Glossy Accents.
Inkylicious Sentiment stamp.
I am entering Delicious Doodles challenge Easel Cards.
Make it Monday "Anything Goes"
Crafting for all season's "One for the girls"
Scribble and scrap "Anything goes"
Bits from my stash.
As some are asking the machine in the background is a Cricut Expression.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Sunday, 19 January 2014

New Baby!

Sketch at Case this sketch

Hi everyone today I have a Cas card I made following the sketch at Case this Sketch.
I also made it a baby card as Less is more is New Baby this time.
I used Linen card and Baby Pink ProMarker for the edges.
It's a Hunkydory sentiment embossed with Wow silver ep. 
Booties stamp is from New Arrival Forever Friends.
Addicted to Cas "New"
Moving along with the times "Girly"
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Friday, 17 January 2014

Exciting news!

Hi everyone and a warm welcome to you all.
I am so pleased to be able to announce......
I was recently asked by the lovely Linda Simpson to join the wonderful Imagination Design Team. I am so excited to be working with their wonderful products. HERE I couldn't wait to get started!

My card base and the flowers are free Studio file designed by Bird
I used TH Distress ink Seedless Preserves.
I used Imagination stamp set Posy
SweetPea Stamprs  "Flowers"
Make it Monday "Anything Goes"
Thanks for calling.
xx Jan

Thursday, 16 January 2014

New Challenge at Crafting Musketeers "Grunge"

Hi everyone we have a new challenge starting over on Crafting Musketeers  "grunge"
Our sponsors are Visible Image and I used Max Rocks set of stamps.
It's party time is a free digi stamp from Delicious Doodles
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Monday, 13 January 2014

Floral Bouquet!

Hi everyone, I love these Floral Bouquet stamps from Chocolate Baroque.
I stamped with Versamark and Mango Mania Mica powder from The Colour Shack.
I also used DI Dried Marigold.
Ginger ProMarker.
Nellie Snellen butterfly punch.
Bits from my stash.
Make it Monday "Anything goes"
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Scrapbook Garden Candy & New Goodies!

The Scrapbook Garden January Candy.

Hi everyone I have had a fabulous day with some friends at Ross Papercraft show. 
Loads of bargains to be had that I couldn't resist of coarse!

Kathy Mills & her daughter are now regulars and there were loads of craft stalls new and old.
I bought lots of fabulous card from Terry Ross. 
Just need to find a new home for them all which won't be easy!
Nip on over to the Scrapbook Garden shop and check out the gorgeous products.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Mannequin & Less is more.

Hi everyone, hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
I finally took the plunge and played with one of my Indigo Blu Mannequins don't no why I was worried it was really quite easy. Flourish stamp is from Imagination.
Bits from my stash.
Less is More are having a one layer heart challenge this time my free Studio cutting file is by BIRD.
I coloured the letters in with a promarker.
I got some fab new Chocolate Baroque stamps today and I can't find my Ez-mount. Hhaaa! 
thanks for calling
xx Jan

Friday, 10 January 2014

Our Gorgeous Grandchildren!

Hi everyone thank you all so much for your kind comments. 
Yesterday went well and I think my Dad would have loved it. 
I needed something to settle me down after and came across this gorgeous sketch and what better way than to scrapbook our gorgeous grandchildren. Sadly my Dad never met Jayden but he loved them all.
This is literally the first time they have all been together and I pray that one day soon they will meet each other in person. 
Our 3 girls are always asking when they will see Kelly-Ann and Jayden but they live so far away in Germany I have no idea.
They are all growing so fast.
I used Basil basics 12x12 papers.
Inkylicious sentiment, Memory box die.
Bits from my stash.
I am not a big scrapbooker but I do love to dabble.
I am pleased with it but don't like my handwriting.
May have to change that!
Thanks for calling.
xx Jan

Thursday, 9 January 2014

His journey's just begun!

1923 - 2013

Don't think of him as gone away-
his journey's just begun;
Life holds so many facets-this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting 
From the sorrow and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
that we could know, today,
how nothing but our sadness can really pass away.
And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched...
For nothing loved is ever lost-
and he was loved so much.
A friend sent me this I think the words are lovely.
Thanks to all my friends,, followers & visitors for your support.
xx Jan

Wednesday, 8 January 2014


Hi everyone, I finally settled to make a card.
Dress shape is the waste  from a Tattered Lace die.
7x7 Card is from Anna Marie Designs. Sentiment is from Kanban stamp set.
I have been playing with some Iris folding using material. 
Dads funeral is tomorrow. 
Thank you so much for all your condolences.

CFAS "All things bright and beautiful"
Less is More Winter Blues
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Creative Card Crew "Sketch"

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Hi everyone it's time for our 1st challenge of the year over on Creative Card Crew "Sketch"
I used Kenny K's Dog Walk coloured with ProMarkers.
We are linking up with A little bit Sketchy hope you will join in!
Hope you will join us.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Ross Papercraft Show!

  It's here again, the  Ross Papercraft Show is back at the Nissan Sports & Social Club,  Washington Road,(A1290),  Sunderland,  SR5 3NS,   The date of the show is Sunday, 12th. January, 2014.   
 There will be plenty of trade stands at Nissan, many of them are new to our show circuit and all combining to create the best local papercraft shows for your own area.  
With so many demonstrations to watch, 'Make & Takes' to take part in, new workshops, and of course the Kathy Mills workshops to join in which means customers can spent most of the day in a very happy mood  Also people have the chance to join  Gwen & Michelle on the well known Pink Frog Cards & Crafts stand,, or watch Kay demonstrating the 'Indigo Blu' products , watch Dawn using shaped card and glitter, Fiona, (one of our continuously smiling demonstrators) will be on the 'Fibees Crafts' stand, and Crafty Simon is bringing some of the 'Krafty Hands'products (as seen on TV)  plus many more demonstrations that contribute to a great show.
Lots of you will remember 'Roy' from 'Dimension Stamps' who was a regular and popular figure on the Sky crafting channels, now he has to spend quite a bit of his time designing their stamps, but, he passed his talent onto his daughters, and I am happy to say that they are now joining some of our shows under the name of 'Ninas Crafts'
4 x FREE prize draws through out the day mean that some of our customers will have an extra £20.00 in vouchers to spend at the show.
Opening times are 10.00am   until   3.00pm  with admission prices still only £2.00 for all adults, and accompanied children under 16 FREE.
     Hope you can make it 
xx Jan

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

My Dad

Hi everyone I have some sad news today.
My beloved Dad passed away in his sleep just before 11 pm last night. I am devastated .
We had been with him all day. We went home and the Marie Curie nurse noticed a change in him. We dashed back but it was too late. His wife was with him so it is a comfort to no he was not alone/ He has had the most wonderful care. Stepmam, Nurses and Doctors have all been wonderful.
He has had an awful year and the last few weeks have been terrible watching him slip away from us.
He was 90.

I am going to try and remember him as he was Christmas 2012 this is me and my family at my sisters house then.
Left to right, Nephew, me, Sister, BIL, Hubby, Dad & Stepmam.
Thanks for calling and I hope you all have a healthy new year.
xx Jan

Happy New Year and Just For Fun challenge.

Hi everyone I would like to wish you all a wonderful, happy and healthy new year.
This is my final DT project for Just For Fun I would like to say a huge thank you to Elaine for having me. 
I will miss them all. I am taking some time out to help my parents.
I will still be creating when I can! 
Just For Fun challenge  "Something new" I chose New Baby Girl!
I used a Hasslecastle template.
Bits from my stash.
Have a wonderful 2014
Love & hugs
xx Jan