Wednesday, 31 August 2011

At the Races

Well it's time for another birthday at work today which means I had to make this little card.... I've made it in line with 3 challenges at Less is More for this weeks Take 3 challenge...

Week 12 [Apr 23rd] Sketch or Recipe Off Centre
Week 23 [July 9th] One Layer Something with Legs
Week 29 [Aug 20th] Theme Things that Move

Less Is More: Take 3

Card Recipe:
Vector images
Sentiment form PC

I just hope he doesn't sneak a look at my blog until after the presentation later today lol

Jen xx

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Cuthbert Goes Skiing...

Well I'm back from my short break in Yorkshire and have managed this little one after doing a couple of orders I needed to finish. It's yet another Christmas card for the collection... and I've managed to only use papers from the scrap draw.

Pollycraft Monday: #108 Use Felt - Snowflake
Passion For Promarkers: #115 Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday: #170

Card Recipe:
Image: Cuthbert Skiing
ProMarkers: Cool Grey 1-4, Powder Blue
FlexMarkers: Glacier, Celestial Blue,
Cuttlebug: Snow Embossing Folder
Marianne Creatables: Snowflake Die
DPs: Pink Petticoat (From Scrap Draw)
Buttons: Stash
Ribbon: Club Green
Sentiment: Crafts 4 You
Felt: Stash

Anyhow it's back to work tomorrow for me but at least it's a short week. Hope you all had a fab weekend

Jen xx

Monday, 29 August 2011

Un-Wrap Me!!!

Well after a day on the east coast yesterday I'm off to Lincoln today and hopefully the current sunshine will hold up. I thought I'd share this little one with you before I go

The Sweet Sketch: SSS123

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV
ProMarkers: Cool Grey 1-3, Pear, Moss, Powder Blue, Crimson,
FlexMarkers: Sorbet, Cadet Blue, Celestial Blue
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Glitter: Angel Whispers Diamond Sparkles

Hope you all have a great bank holiday

Jen xx

"G" for Garden Shed

Well can you believe it's time for yet another week at Cards for Men and this week the theme is G for and we are sponsored by Letraset so we would love to see you using those ProMarkers, Aqua marker, FlexMarkers or Tria's in this weeks challenge.  I used a mix of ProMarkers and FlexMarker to colour in this little card...

Card Recipe:
ProMarkers: Tan, Cinnamon, sandstone, Cocoa, Cool grey 1,3,4 Sun kissed, burnt orange, honeycomb, moss, pear. berry
FlexMarkers: Glacier
Papers: MME bloom and grow and asparagus
Card Candy from Craft work cards

Hope you all have a great bank holiday


Sunday, 28 August 2011

Birthday Fairy

Morning All ... Not sure what the weather is going to be like today in Doncaster but I thought I'd share this little card I made with you based on the Sketch at Willow Sketchie Challenge.  Now if you haven't been over and looked at this challenge you should give it a go....

Willow Sketchie Challenge: Pauline's Sketch
Passion For Promarkers: #114 No Patterned Papers
Totally Gorjuss: #95 As You Like It
Charisma Cardz: #34 Glitter It

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV
ProMarkers: Tan, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Almond, Sun kissed Pink, Cool Grey 3, Pink Carnation, Fuchsia Pink.
FlexMarkers: Sorbet
Dew Drops: The Ribbon Girl
Ribbon: Club Green
Embossing Folder: Sizzix
Paper: Pink Petticoat from Scrap draw
Sentiment: PC

I'll be back tomorrow .... Have a great bank holiday weekend

Jen xx

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Take 3

Well my life definitely took over this week and this is the first time I've been anywhere near blogger since Monday so I apologise for no commenting or crafting....I think it's going to be like this for a couple of weeks :-(....

Anyhow, it is Saturday and I've managed to sneak in my craft room for a short while as I have some commissions I have to do before I'm off to Doncaster and Lincoln until Tuesday. This weeks Less is More is Take 3... and Lady and Diva LIM have asked us to use 3 of the last challenges in 1.  I've chosen:

1. Week 11 [Apr 16th] Theme Acetate
2. Week 22 [July 2nd] Colour Shades of Blue
3. Week 16 [May 21st] Theme Butterfly/Butterflies
But it covers so many more of them.... Here it is....

I'm not that happy with the sentiment placement and the photo to be honest so I may be back later in the week... if I can manage to leave work at at reasonable time lol....

Card Recipe:
Acetate: Stash
Pearl Blue: Anna Marie Blueprint Paper
Sizzix: Tim Holtz Butterflies
Papers: Pink Petticoat ( and out of my scrap draw too...)
Seam Binding: The Ribbon Girl
Button: Stash

I've now got these orders to do....

Have a great long weekend...

Jen xxx

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Laptop Kitty.... Crafting For All Seasons DT

Well it's my first week on the DT for Crafting for All Seasons and challenge 8 is Bingo. 
We have 2 sponsors this week -  I'm using freebie images from please go and check them out they are so cute. I've gone down one end of the grid with Ribbon/Glitter or Shine/ Flowers

Now I had a shock the day I was making this on how my scrap paper had got out of hand so every piece of paper on this came from the PINK draw lol.. I'm trying to be good and it's very hard

Promarkers: Fushia Pink, Cool Grey 1,2,4, Sunkissed pink,
Flex Markers: Sorbet, Cadet Blue
Senitment: Crafts 4 u ( i won these one)
Image: Skeije Blog - freebie you can find here...
MS Daisy Border Punch
Holographic Glitter
Ribbon: Dovecraft
DPs : Pink Petticoat leftovers

Hope you have time to visit the rest of the DT

Have a great Wednesday


Monday, 22 August 2011

My Ride Through The Autumn

Well it's Monday night and I'm a little later tonight as I've been searching for a spurt of mojo in my scrap paper draws.. I just hope I found enough for you to like this little number..

Polly Craft Monday: Autumn Colours
Here Come the Boys: Brown & Oranges
The Sweet Stop: SSS122 With Spin of Fibers

Card Recipe:
Image: Polly Craft Swings & Slides
Papers: MME Scraps
Promarkers: Tan, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Crimson, Berry, Almond, Sunkissed, Buttercup, Mustard, Pear, Moss, Cool Grey 5, Black,.
FlexMarkers: Glacier, Lemon Chiffon,
Button: Stash
Twine: The Ribbon Girl

Hope you have a great week...

Jen xx

Saturday, 20 August 2011

The Little Jalopy

Can any one believe it's Saturday already... I'm really not sure where this week has gone.. Anyhow, time for another week at Less Is More and this week Lady and Diva LIM have set the challenge as Things That Move. I've tried to unpredictable and not use butterflies lol! Here is my little Jalopy!

Stamps are Stampers anon Tim Holtz and I've not had them out for a few weeks so I thought I would ink it up. 

Now I know you all laugh at all quick I can think and get these cards out, but I can't help it if someone gives me a theme and my brain goes into grafting overdrive lol

I'm off out for the day with my other half ( in search of a little blue sky perhaps) so I'll visit you all a bit later...

Jen xx

The Pirates' Mermaid

Well it's time for another challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge and this week we are looking for " Bold & Bright" cards.  We are sponsored by Sassy Studios and I have used The Pirates Mermaid Image....

Hope you all have time to visit the rest of the DT

Sketch n Stash: #68
My Mums Craft Shop: Summertime
Passion For ProMarkers: Pirates Life For Me  (Hope this is not cheating lol)

Card Recipe:
Image: Sassy Studios Pirates' Mermaid
ProMarkers: Duck Egg, Fuchsia, Almond, Sun kissed Pink, Sandstone, Buttercup, Mustard,
FlexMarkers: Lemon Chiffon, Aquamarine, Soft Aqua, Light Fawn.
Glitter: Diamond Sparkles Angel Whispers
Sentiment: Scrap-a-licious
Pearls: The Hobby House
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl ( Pink), Hobbycraft (Turquoise)

And I was really good and used paper from the scrap draws instead of getting out new stuff lol... now all I need to do is make another 500 cards from them and they may then be empty

I'll be back later I'm sure...

Jen xxx

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Ahoy There!

Well I've been trying to think of different ways to use my ink for a few days now and at one point I have very purple fingers from leaky Adirondack Eggplant colour wash... I was about to give up completely when this weeks challenge at Passion for promarkers gave me some inspiration (even though I can't enter as I didn't use them lol).  Here's my little pirate.....

I've painted the image with distress inks and then also used an inkylicious duster around the edges to age the card stock further and then I also gave it a bit of a sand too.... lol..

Less Is More: #28 One Layer with Ink in a new way....
Polly Craft Monday: #106 Distressing
Charisma Cardz: #33 Negative Space

Card Recipe:
Image: Polly craft
Tim Holtz Distress inks: Frayed Burlap, barn door, tattered rose, crushed olive, faded jeans, black soot
Sentiment: PC A Little Pot
Bakers Twine: CES

Hope you have all had a great week.. I'm not sure how it is Thursday already :-(

Jen xx

Monday, 15 August 2011

With Deepest Sympathy

Just a quick one for tonight as I've been finishing off Wedding orders....
Sympathy cards are always the ones you really don't want to have to make, but unfortunately I was asked for one today by someone at work.  Here it is....

The Sweet Stop: SSS121

Card Recipe:
MS Punch
Image: Pink Petticoat
Embossing folder: Sizzix
Ribbon: Club Green from stash

I'll be back tomorrow...

Jen xx

The Best Ship is Friendship

Well it's time for another challenge over at Cards For Men and this week it's "Anything Goes" sponsored by Doodles By Hope Jacare. Here is my little card....

The sky is done using the cloud effect with distress inks ( Tumbled Glass) and the water done using distress inks and the brushes.  I didn' write down the promarkers (sorry)

I'll come back and update the rest of the Card recipe a bit later on .... sorry....

Have a great Monday

Jen xx

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Meet Gizmo The Scops Owl

So I've spent this afternoon with Alistair and my Mum on a Falconry Experience at Wild Wings Birds of Prey Centre in Worsley and It was amazing... just wanted to show you a little photo....

You may see some Owl/Birds of Prey cards on my blog in the near future.... and they will be donated to the centre to sell in their little shop.  They do such a great thing there and everyone is a volunteer so they are dependant on donations... Thought this could be my little crafty way of giving something back to them..

Hope you all had a great day.. I'm now off to finish my friend Suzy's wedding invites... Sneak Peak later tonight....

Jen xxxx

Snowflakes at Midnight

Well it's Saturday morning again and this really does only mean one thing..... A new LIM challenge!! and this week it's a One Layer Card with a theme of.... Use Ink... in a way you don't normally! And then I panicked....

I had a good root through my ink draws and found some old pearlescent ink from about 10 years ago and expecting them not to be any good dug them out finding this gorgeous dutch blue..... and then teamed this up with white brilliance ink ( which I only bought a couple of weeks ago).

Less Is More: Week 28 One Layer Use Ink

Card Recipe:
Dutch Blue Permanence
Brilliance: Moonlight White
Snowflake stamps ( sorry not a clue what make had them about 5 years)
Pearls: The Hobby House

Have a great Saturday... I'm taking my mum on a falconry experience this afternoon so this is it from me today (well at least until later tonight...)

Jen xx

Friday, 12 August 2011

Have a Monster Birthday & Letraset Flex Marker Colour Chart

So I was lucky enough to pick up the set of Flex Markers from Create & Craft last week and they finally arrived yesterday so last night I had a little play with them... now why didn't they think of this before they launched all those promarkers lol... I love them and can't wait for the rest of the colours..... I even made a little sheet to mark them off on.... If anyone want this, please email me (Click Here) and I'll send it over (sorry didn't know how to upload a doc onto blog?!?!?...)

I also have a little card for this morning... here is he... isn't he Gorgeous

I Love Promarkers: #78 Sketch
Pollycraft Monday: #105 Recycle (Used all scraps and mistakes on this one...including the image ( I messed up his legs.... does that count lol))
Charisma Cardz: #32 Distressing (Sanded the embossed bit)
Here Come The Boys: #8 Critters

Card Recipe:
Image: Polly craft - Gorgeous ( Was a Freebie)
Promarkers: Ginger, Apricot, Oatmeal, Pear, Crimson
Flexmarkers: Celestial Blue, Cadet Blue
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Sentiment: PC
Crackle Accents
Sizzix Embossing folder
Nestie to cut out the teeth marks

Have a fab Friday.... See you tomorrow for LIM

Jen xxxxxx

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Sew A Little Happiness

I've made a little card for a very special person who needs a little cheer so I thought I would share it with you tonight before I have to make a birthday card for an order.  Now it fits in with this weeks Less Is More Challenge of using your nations flag as the Scotland flag ( My BF Alistair is Scottish after all... Hope this is OK Lady & Diva LIM lol). Here it is...

I used a Magic Dots prick tool to punch holes around the end and then hand sewed it all ( hmmm I really need to get a proper sewing machine).  I added the sentiment into the stitching too...

Less Is More: #27 Colours of Nation Flag
Cupcake Craft Challenge: #154 Sew Mad
Cute Card Thursday: #177 Clean & Simple

Card Recipe:
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Button: The Ribbon Girl
Cotton & card from stash

Hope you are having a good evening... esp since there is only 1 more sleep until weekend...

Jen xx

I'm on the Crafting for All Seasons Design Team and I Inspire award!!!

So after my very late entry for at Crafting for all Seasons, yesterday I got the fab news that I have been chosen as a new DT member as well as winning the Challenge #6 "I Inspire" award for my "You Light Up My Life" card

I am so excited to join this Design Team especially as my good friend Lizy was already on the team. Everyone over there is really friendly and helpful and I can't wait for my first challenge in 2 weeks....
If you want to join in with the current challenge to create a TAG sponsored by Tiddly Inks then pop along to the challenge blog before Tuesday 23rd August!

I'll be back in a bit with a little card....

Jen xxx

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Recycled Penguin

This weeks Pollycraft Challenge is use something recycled and since I'm an expert at saving every last bit of ribbon like substance I found the old handle from a T.M Lewin bag and new exactly what I wanted to do....

Polly Craft Monday: 105 Recycle
Totally Gorjuss: #92 It's A Sketch

Card Recipe:
Image: Polly Craft
Promarkers: Powder Blue, China, Midnight, Cool Grey 4,5, Amber, Apricot
Ribbon: Courtesy of TM Lewins bags lol
Sentiment: Crafts 4 You ( Altered to make it fit)
DPs: Pink Petticoat ( Although I have used mostly scraps)
Glitter: Stash

Have a great Tuesday... I'll be back later in the week...

Jen xxx

Monday, 8 August 2011

You Light Up My Life

Well I'm back again.. a bit later than I expected but I couldn't decide on how to put the sentiment on this one lol.  This Image was from a few that Patricia from Cards For Men DT sent me for my birthday and I'd printed off and coloured it  about a week ago for a summer challenge but never got round to using it lol... I was going to use a different image for these challenges until I found it lying around.  Here it is...

Crafting For All Seasons: #6 Beach/Ocean
Diva's By Design: #7 Summer Is Here
CES Challenge: #48 Water

Card Recipe:
Image: Tiddly Inks Light My Life
Promarkers: Powder Blue, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Tan, Sandstone, Satin, Ivory, Buttercup, Pear, Moss, Umber, Ice Grey 4, Cool Grey 1, Black, Poppy, Crimson, Black
Copics: Blender
Twine: Ribbon Girl
Cloud Paper: Pink Petticoat

Hope you all have a good evening...

Jen xx

Butterfly Tree

Well I've got a little mojo tonight which is surprising after such a stressful day so I thought I would Ink up this lovely stamp I got from Little Claire at Wrexham a couple of weekends ago and then finish off a couple of cards that have been sat coloured in on my desk for a week and a half lol... here we are...

Little Claire's: #11 Thing With Wings
I Love Promarkers: 77 Things With Wings
The Sweet Stop: SSS 120

Card Recipe:
Image: Little Claire's Butterfly Tree Set
Promarkers: powder blue, cool aqua, lime zest, china blue, lavender, mustard, fuchsia pink, berry red, Cinnamon, Tan, pink carnation, lilac, buttercup, pear green, duck egg,
Paper: Pink Petticoat
Seam Binding: Pink Tulip from Ribbon Girl
Butterfly Punch: Martha Stewart
Pearls: The Hobby House
Angel Pink Memento Ink

I'll be back with another in a short while...

Jen xx

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Crafting For All Seasons DT Call

If you have not already seen it there is a DT call going on at Crafting For All Seasons which is exciting news.... I'd love to be part of this team!!!  Now to enter this DT call you need to showcase 3 of your cards and choosing isn't easy, but here we go....

Now I do have a mismatch of styles (I've tried to pick a selection) and you probably won't catch many paper roses on my cards... but that is what I love about blogging and card making.... Just hope they pick me lol!! Good luck to those entering

Jen xxxx

A Butterfy of the Nation

Morning All... Well I'm a day behind with Less Is More this week as I decided that I would have a Saturday off crafting and spend it with my wonderful other half lol... So I've left him in bed this morning for this quick entry and this week Lady & Diva LIM have asked us to use the colour of our Nations Flag... I've gone with the Union Jack.....

Less Is More: #27 Colours of Your Nations Flag
Clean & Simple: FTL 152
CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 14 - Use Glittery Glue Dots

Card Recipe:
Card: Anna Marie Designs
Stamps: Martha Stewart Doily Lace Butterflies
Ink: Memento Lady Bug
Glitter: Stash
Font: Andes
Didi Glue Dots

Hope you all have a great Sunday despite the typical English weather...

Jen xx

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Steel Anniversary - One Stop Craft Challenge DT

Well it's time for yet another week at One Stop Craft Challenge and this week it's Sentiment Focus.  One of my very good friends Becky asked me to make an 11th Anniversary card for her fiance (she is finally getting married at the end of the month) and here it is...

Card Recipe:
Paper: Anna Marie Designs
Bakers Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Eyelets: Making Memories

Please make sure you visit the rest of the fab DT....

Have a great Saturday

Jen x

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Mad About Cricket

I'm back again with a little number I've made for one of my collegues at work for his birthday.  He is completely mad about cricket and I think this sums him up perfectly....

I'm quite famous for my personalised cards at work and I think most people who have been there a while have had at least one of my cards if not more over the last 7 years or so..... It's not a birthday without one so they say lol...

Sorry about the photo.. light was really bad on Monday night..

Sketch N Stash: #67

Card Recipe:
Image: Papermania set
Promarkers: Not a clue... but think it was vanilla, poppy. moss and pear
Ribbon: Anitas

Hope you all have a great day

Jen xx

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

The Robin & The Worm

Well I'm really on a roll with Christmas cards this year and the sketch from Polly Craft is absolutely fantastic this week. I'm loving this challenge and managed to be picked as a favourite last week for the second time... yippee.  Here is a little once from me for today..... I've tried to keep it quite crisp and simple with no real fuss about it.

Polly Craft Monday: #104 Paula's Sketch

Card Recipe:
Image: Polly Craft
Promarkers: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Berry, Apricot, Sunkissed Pink, Powder Blue, Pear, Marsh,
Sizzix: Tim Holtz Brackets
Dewdrops: The Ribbon Girl
Font: A Little Pot

I'm in London for the rest of the week but I have a couple of posts scheduled (Hope it works lol)

Jen xx

Monday, 1 August 2011

Gone Fishing... Clean & Simple @ Cards for Men

Well we are into August already and another week at cards for men and this time I got to chose the theme and I went with Clean & Simple ( any of you surprised by that one lol...) here it is

I've have really simply stamped the image with a cocoa memento ink and added a little sentiment... Truly clean & simple

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV
Ink: Memento Cocoa
Sentiment: Wood ware fishing set
Twine: The Ribbon Girl

Hope you all have time to visit the rest of the fabulous Design Teams creations

Jen xx