Sunday, 23 August 2015

Fly Away With Me In Cross Stitch

Morning.. something a little different today... One of the Lili Of The Valley cross stitch kits.. this is Odd Dog Balloon and you can find him here in the shop!

It's been a long time since I did any cross stitch and it made a nice change to be able to take something with me on my travels.

Hope you have a fabulous Sunday!

Jen xx

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Resist the Sketch!

Morning LIMettes.. for the first time in ages I woke up with zero mojo and stared at this weeks sketch for a few minutes whilst going through a box of bits...  It's a sketch this week and not as easy as it looks....

I found some resist paper from Stampin Up Sale-a-bration and it was like magic... this is what I came up with for this weeks challenge...

A little peacock feathers and brushed sentiment from PTI finish it of...

Have a great Saturday!

Jen xxx

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Smarty Pants

Morning LIMettes.... Hoping for a lovely day (and a productive one) but starting with a little card for this weeks Less Is More..  This week its theme week and the lovely ladies have chosen.... Congratulations!  Here is my creation...

I used the Smarty Pants set from Taylored Expressions and the sentiment is from Happy Happenings from Stampin Up

Followed the sketch from this weeks CASe this Sketch too... #136

I have an absolutely massive amount of unused stash to get through in the next couple of weeks, including some fabulous LOTV Christmas Sneak Peeks.. but you will have to wait until tomorrow for that one!

Have a great Saturday.. I'm off to the gym now!

Jen xxx

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Ladybug Birthday

Morning... quick commission card for you today ... how much do you love these ladybugs! the background is made using CBS stamps .. love the effect!

very busy day at work.. and can't wait for the weekend!

Have a great Thursday!

Jen x

Wednesday, 12 August 2015


Morning.... Sorry i'm a bit late today, work is crazy and forgot to type up the post last night.  Today I have my Craft Stash DT card for you today using one of the Apple Blossom dies... 

At first I was a little daunted with intricacy of the die as it wasn't seen as CAS, but I think I manged a suitable card with it!

Have  a great day..

Jen x

Monday, 10 August 2015

Scaredy Cat

Afternoon.... bit late posting today, but it's lunch time so I thought I would type up a quick post using this super cute new stamp set from Taylored Expressions.....

Thought I would even enter a challenge.... CAS(e) This Sketch #135

Hope you have a great Monday!

Jen xxx

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Hip Hooray!

Morning...  I had a few images partially coloured in from ages ago so made an effort to finish them off before I started on the new ones...  

I have a fabulous little image for you on today's card... the very cute cheerleader image from Lili of The Valley... you can find it here... I love how this card turned out! 

The sentiment is also one of the fairly new ones and the stitched hills are from Lawn Fawn.  I picked them up at Happy Stampers at Port Sunlight and hadn't had chance to use them (along with so much other unused stash).

Gym again for me today... I'm really getting back into it.. although I do ache at the moment, no pain, no gain and all...

Have a fabulous Sunday!

Jen xxx

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Hope Your Birthday Is Out Of This World

Morning LIMettes... I'm doing well this month and I'm back today with a one layer card (it's been a long time!!) and I thought I would use the CBS goodies that arrived swiftly on my door step yesterday...  The theme... "The Eyes Have It".... how can you not use googly eyes for this one!

As I wanted him a little bog-eyed I took the photo from above :-)...

I have used the very cute "Out Of This World" set ... there have been fabulous masking from the team this week, but I have kept it simple!

Have a fabulous Saturday... I'm off to the Gym, then I have Lizy and Keiran for dinner tonight!

Jen xx

Friday, 7 August 2015

Dressing Up Like Mum

Happy Friday everyone... I found this little card I made last year and had not blogged so I thought I would share it with you.  This is the super cute Pretty Parade coloured in with Stampin Up re-inkers!

I'm so glad it's Friday though... been a very long week and looking forward to a relaxing weekend!

Have a great day!

Jen xx

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Shocking In Pink!

Morning.... Today I have a really easy 18th Birthday card for you made for a friends daughter... She loves everything pink and glittery, but no fuss so I thought this would be perfect.

Simply Simon Says Stamp number dies covered in masses of glass glitter and then finished off with a Clearly Besotted sentiment from a favourite set!

I'm looking forward to the weekend and hitting the gym... I'm really enjoying getting back into now my hotel has great facilities when I'm away which means life is a little more consistent.

Hope you have a great Thursday

Jen xx

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Life's A Beach Take 2

Wow, Wednesday already... I think I'm still aching a little from the gym on Sunday with Lizy, but I have a spin class tonight and I'm determined to get back in shape after all my travel.

Way back in May on a less than sunny bank holiday Monday, Sarah (Less Is More) paid me a little visit as her Mother in Law lives less than half a mile away... This was the image I coloured in showing using my copics and I never quite managed to make it into a card until last weekend.  How fab it this cool dude!

It's a very cute Tiddly Inks image from a release earlier in the year and I just love the little crab peeking from behind the bucket.

Hope you have a great Wednesday...

Jen xx

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

A Little Bit Country

Ok so I'm cheating slightly for today's card as I made this way back in May of this year but completely forgot to share it with you after the birthday event.

You may remember, Lizy and I went to C2C at the O2 in March and on the way back to the hotel we met a fabulous Mother and Daughter.  The Mum asked me to make this for the daughter for her 21st Birthday.. I love the vintage look and the tiny cowboy boot charm.

I will be back tomorrow with another little card, but I'll leave you today with this...

Have a fabulous Tuesday

Jen x

Monday, 3 August 2015

Super Dad - Craft Stash DT

Morning... Happy Monday... I can say for sure that I hurt already from yesterdays gym session with Lizy, but I need to battle through the pain and keep going.  Determined that I will be able to do at least 5 full press-ups easily by the end of August and I am struggling to do even half press-ups at the moment.

I have a card made for Craft Stash this morning for you using some very simple star dies.  You can find them here in the shop.. they are currently on offer for a bargain of £6.99!!

I love how I can mix the items from the shop with my own stash too.  Here I have used small memory box alpha and added some simple stitching.

Must rush today, it's going to be a busy week for sure!

Have a great Monday!

Jen x

Sunday, 2 August 2015

To A Good Friend

Morning.... I have been a really bad blogger for the last 3 months or so and at one point I seriously considered giving it up and just putting any creations onto Facebook and Instagram instead.... but as I came to type up that post a couple of weeks ago I realised I just couldn't do it, instead I took the rest of July off and I'm starting August with a clean slate and hopefully a few more posts that you have seen for a while.  I caught up on my DT work for Lili of the Valley and for Craft Stash and took the well needed pressure break from having to type up posts each day.  

I feel refreshed and a little less stressed about the lack of crafting I have managed and I hope you will come back to me to see what I have been creating... Warning they may not all be cards going forward.

So enough waffling, today I have a little card from the last release from Lili Of The Valley for you.  I love how cute this guy is.. and how fab does it look on the crumb cake card stock! 

I have also used paper from the Romance and Roses 8 x 8 pad and a really simple sentiment from Stampin Up Happy Birthday Everyone (A hostess set).

I'm off to the gym with Lizy this morning ... With being away I let my membership expire as I could not commit and it's been a while. I'm going looking a gym where I can justify just paying to go at weekend :-) ... and I may ache tomorrow ... I'll let Lizy practice her PT skills on me ... Hmmmm

Hope you all have a great Sunday!

Jen xxxx

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Garden In Bloom

Morning LIMettes.. Thought I would take a peak at this weeks challenge over at Less Is More today as I was up early.  Happy to see it's an easy colour challenge and those colours are "Berry Shades".

I thought it was a perfect opportunity to use one of my new Stampin Up sets... Garden in Bloom. Here is what I came up with... the only decision.. is which way the card should stand!

Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday, I'll be tidying my studio up as no matter how little crafting I do I make a lot of mess!!