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Monday 30 May 2011

Crafty Cardmakers challenge 47 Love the lasting kind

I am entering the Crafty cardmakers challenge
My three gorgeous granddaughter's Jessica 8, Abi 6 & Ella Jane 4. They are 3 adorable girls and I love them to bits.

Every so often I have a dable in scrapbooking. I have started a couple but thats about it!

My DS2 bought me a kit for xmas and I have done the first two layouts with it!

Top two pages the photo's where taken on Abi's 6th birthday on New Year eve 2010.

The bottom layout which I do prefer the photo was taken when we where crafting together in my craftroom. They all love to craft with me. Abi has more patience and lasts the longest the other two get board so go and play with Grandad. TFL xx Jan


Circle Easel card!

PhotobucketCut this out with Go Kreate 8" xxl Cirles. Ditressed with TH lipstick. Image is digital and from gorgeous Mami Doodles. Coloured with Po Markers, Copics & Cosmic Acrylics. Flowers are from the gorgeous Wild Orchid crafts. Bits from my stash!

TFL xx Jan

A nother LIM card no3

The first of todays cards is another for Less is more. Challenge 17 Recipe "pick a square" card no 3. Another Tatty Ted stamp. I cut an aperture in the bottom corner & made a frame with my nesties. I stamped him in TH Distress Ink, Weathered wood. I love TT stamped in this. I left the frame in the nesties and shaded with the same ink. I shaded him a little with Copics C1. I coloured his nose and part of his brolly with gorgeous Cosmic Acrylic Drawing ink. Denim. I havened put a sentiment on because I don't no who it's for!


Sunday 29 May 2011

Add Image

Two cards tonight, both from Crafters Companion. The first one is from Popcorn Bear Platinum Romance. I made a frame card from the cd.

Second is the free download Humphrey. I love this one and I can't wait for my stamps to come!!!!

8x8 easel card. I used white Enamel accents.

thanks for looking. have a good week!

xx Jan

Saturday 28 May 2011

Tatty Ted LIM challenge 17 Pick a square card no2

Well the girls have done it again! Over at LIM. They certainly no how to get every ones creative juices flowing lol!

Tatty ted is a freebie on this months Do Crafts mag.

I have been to The Scrapbook Shop today. To a crop I bought some of the delicious Cosmic Acrylic Drawing ink. I used Denim for his nose and the balloons. It's fantastic stuff. I also bought a TH Distress ink Tattered Wood, it's a perfect colour for TT.
I used an 8x8 card blue card from my stash.

I prefer the one with the balloons! I don't no if it acceptable for the LIM challenge. I will see what the lovely Lady diva Lim's say about it!

TFL xx Jan


It's challenge time again over at CAS-fridays. here This week it's graduation.
I used this gorgeous graduation card designed by The Clipart Fairy. Pop over and have a look Here. Wendy has some amazing designs. Just another little addiction of mine LOL!
have a great week thanks for popping in.
xx Jan

LIM week 17 "pick a square"

YAY Saturday again it soon comes round. What a frustrating week with blogger.Not been able to post and the last couple of days all my followers have vanished!
Today's challenge over at LIM. is "pick a Square.
I have chosen to use Papermania products today apart from the ink pad which is black Memento.
Hope blogger gets back to normal soon.
The lovely Carol at CM Design. Discovered we need to unclick the (keep signed in ) button in order to leave comments on other blogs.
Have a great week & thanks for looking.xx Jan

Thursday 26 May 2011

Believe in fairies

Well I finally made a card LOl!
Base card 71/2 by 71/2 Annamarie designs.
Card , sentiment & candy from Craftwork cards.
LOTV square fairy topper.
Nestie hearts
Flower Wild Orchid crafts.
lace & bow from my stash.

I'm entering these challenges
LOTV I believe in fairies.
Craft us crazy Love or remembrance.
Rainbow lady Enchanted evening.
Shopping our stash old ribbon
Crafty purple frog things of beauty
Whoopsi Daisy. Birthday
Thanks for popping in I will do my best to visit but I am still having problems with blogger.
It seems as if I can only comment on blogs that have the pop up menu on for comments.
xx Jan


Hi everyone, just a quick note to say sorry there are quite a few blogs I cannot post on due to the continued problems with blogger.
I have tried but nothing I can do till it's sorted out.

I am feeling a little better today so I am going to have a go at making something!

I've had a poor week with my health and my beloved Aunt is very poorly. Was given two days three days ago! She is 89 and has had a good life but is certainly suffering now. She has been in hospital a couple of months and now has Gangrene in her leg and needs an operation but is too poorly to have it.
If you can spare a little prayer for her I would be so grateful. Thank you.

Monday 23 May 2011


No3 card for Less is More challenge.
I used one of my favourite embossing folders and put some Versamark on the flower and butterflies and then I stamped the sentiment, I sprinkled them with gilded ivory, Glamour and glitz embossing powder. I punched the butterfly on the right with x cut punch and finished with a few gems.
Thanks for looking xx Jan

Saturday 21 May 2011

A couple of cards

8x8 card is a Cuddly Buddly download which I have printed out onto A3 card. I cut the centre circle out to make an aperture card. The centre circle is a Joy die. I used Glossy Accents on the roses.

A5 girl card, image is from Funky hand coloured with Pro markers. Papers are downloads from The Creative Cottage. Cut out with Nesties 10. Buttons, pocket & frill are Joy dies. round sentiment Cuddly Buddly.

Tfl xx Jan

LIM week 16 Theme "butterfly/butterflies" 2

Less is more challenge 16 butterflies.

I wish the butterfly flourish was more in the corner. Because it wasn't and I wanted an A5 card. I placed the embossing border down the left hand side. I think it would have look better on it's own.

I wish I could use a program like paint or something but alas I have not gone there yet! Not sure where to start really!


Papermill card A5

Paper & butterfly downloads by Creative Cottage
Butterfly flourish & round sentiment downloads from Cuddly Buddly.

Poloured with Pro markers.

Embossed butterfly border Me to you.

I used a large scalloped oval punch for the aperture.

Stickles glitter.

TFL xx Jan

LIM week 16 Theme "butterfly/butterflies"

Well it's Saturday or should it be Less is more day. I tried to make one earlier but it went in the bin!
Had a little retail therapy and brunch, Bobs your uncle! Sometimes you just need to walk away. Lol. Less is more week 16 Challenge here
Papermania card stock
Joy butterfly corners.
Kan Ban poppy and greeting stamps. I embossed with Vesermark and black embossing powder. Coloured with red Pro markers.
Thank for looking have a happy LIM day xx Jan

Friday 20 May 2011

Embossed card

I used Papermill linen card and Cuttlebug chandelier embossing folder, sentiment is an embossing folder. A few pearls and bits from my stash.

I am entering this into the CAS-ual Fridays challenge here.

Thank for looking

xx Jan

Thursday 19 May 2011

Summer Wedding

Morning everyone, It's a beautiful day here in the northeast. It was hard to get a photo it's so bright.

Challenges entered

Rainbow Lady #153 With a flourish

Lili Of the Valley #97 Here comes the summer

Whoops a daisy Lets punch it out


7x7 card Anna Marie card stock

Rainbow mirri Create & Craft,

paper from stash punched with PATP MS punches.

LOTV wedding square

Nestie 10

Flowers Hobbyhouse

Flourishes Cricut Cindy Lou

Bits n bobs from my stash

Don't forget to nip over to CFAS challenge blog HERE This weeks challenge is "Anything Goes"

the prize for one lucky winner is 5 digi images of your choice from Pink cat studio.

TFL have a fab day xx Jan

Wednesday 18 May 2011

Crafting For All Season's Challenge#1 "Anything Goes"

Square nestie
Image LOTV wedding square
Sentiment Cuttlebug
Punched hearts
Bits from my stash
Please take the time to look at the other wonderful Design Team cards.
This week sponsor's are the wonderful Pink Cat Studio HERE
5 digi stamps is this weeks prize for one lucky winner.
TfL xx Jan

Hello Kitty!

8x8 card
Hello Kitty sticker
Papers from Craftwork cards
Embossing folder Cuttlebug Disney
Flower Prima
Butterfly X cut punch
Flourish from Cricut cart Cindy Loo
Bits from my stash
I have entered Diva by design challenge no 2 "One for the girls"

New challenge blog starting today over at Crafting For All season. "Anything goes" is todays challenge. it will start around 2pm UK time. Please join us the DT has some fab cards to show you and prizes up from grabs. Links on the side bar.
TFL xx Jan

Monday 16 May 2011

LIM week 15 "one layer" no3

Here's a couple of variations. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and used clear embossing powder.
What do you think?
xx Jan

LIM week 15 "one layer" no2

One layer challenge
I'm struggling this week.
I used an Onare baby stencil I have had for ages and not used. I embossed and pricked quite therapuetic! Lol! I actually used my light box for the first time since I got my Big Shot! Butterfly is an Xcut punch.
TFL and those wonderful comments.

Sunday 15 May 2011

Todays card at last LOL!

Image is a freebie from Digi's with attitude here coloured with Copics & pro markers.I decided to enter their challenge it's a sketch.I used 8x8 card and papers from DCWV Nana's kids Nestie 4 & 1 Bit's and bobs from my stash!

TFL and of coarse for your comments.

Morning Peeps!

I'm afraid my mojo's on holiday today!
I have had a bit of a rough week with people in hospital ect!
The final straw being I have just found out my DS2 has had a broken foot for the past couple of years. Unfortunately it didn't show up on an xray. He had an MRI scan on Friday. Scan has also shown he also has arthritis in it.
Most of you will no he is in the army! He has been in agony and has had a very difficult time. He has been accused of telling lies to get out of the fitness training.
He now needs an operation.
He is based in Germany and will have his operation there.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bye for now xx Jan

Saturday 14 May 2011

Shopping our stash blog

Another new challenge blog Shopping Our Stash! The challenge this week is to show part of your craftroom! So here's mine lol!

TFL xx Jan

New LOTV stamps

Another two challeges today

Rainbow ladies Lets feel it (texture)

Pink Gems A gem of a challeng, Aqua pink and lemon

Beach card recipe

LOTV pirate stamp and couple of embossing folders. Nestie shape. I found the lovely glitter stickers in It's a pound! Other bits from my stash.

Car card

Stamp is a new one from LOTV a Cratf too tree embossing folder blossom in the tree is liquid pearls

Papers on both cards from DCWV

Both coloured with Copics and Pro markers.

Just a quick mention about a fab new challenge blog Crafting for all season. Starts on Wed 18th so please pop along and join in the fun. First challenge "Anything goes" Sponsored by Pink Cat Studio. More details HERE


LIM week 15 "one layer"

YAY It's Saturday and that means a new wonderful challenge over at LIM.
My little cat got an extra fuss this morning she woke me up at 7.55! Who needs an alarm clock!

Sorry about the photo it's very bright here today!

I have used Mega circle nestie for the oval, In the Grand Calibur.

To emboss without cutting in the Grand Calibur you will need to use base mat then nestie, card ( to keep the nestie in place on the card I use low tack tape) soft mat and then pink embossing

Sizzix flourish stamp and the cake is an old stamp I bought in a job lot off Ebay!
Thank you Mandi for your tip using the Quickie glue pen and embossing powder. This is what I used for the centre of the flowers on the cake. I have never been a big stamper and I feel I am learning something and loving it each week!
I would like to say a big thank you to Lady Diva lim's Mandy and Chrissie for their inspiration and I look forward to reading their constructive tips. They are usually right I have to say!

I would like to take this opportunity to mention a new Challenge blog which starts on Wed 18th May. It's called Crafting For All Season's. I do hope you will join us.
Thank you all for your wonderful comments TFL xx Jan

Friday 13 May 2011

CAS-ual Friday challenge #2 buttons & twine

It's CASual Friday challenge time again! 6x6 card I used a Nestie to cut the aperture. Stamp is Kan ban. I used twine for the dog lead and for the pencil buttons. Flourish is a Sizzix stamp gold embossed.

Just a quick mention about the New Challenge BLOG starting on Wed 18th May! It's called Crafting For All Seasons. HERE
I do hope you will join us we have a great DT team & absolutely wonderful sponsors.
Have a great weekend Thanks for visiting and leaving your wonderful comments.
xx Jan


Don't no where the LOTV challenge card went but here it is again! It is Fri 13th after all!Lol

Blogger has been playing up big time for two days!


8x8 card

DCWV Nana's kids

Topper Twinkle stamp from Lili of the valley, coloured with Copics.

Bit & bobs from my stash.

Tfl and leaving me a comment. xx Jan

Thursday 12 May 2011


Lotv challenge #96 ribbons & bows
8x8 card
DCWV Nan's kids
Image from LOTV Twinkle, Stamped with Memento & coloured with Copics.
Frames Go Kreate XXL Frilly #3
QVC Purlpe Mirri Card
Butterfly MS punch
Bows, bits & bobs from my stash!

NEW BLOG challenge CFAS starts on Wednessday 18th May. Please join in with me and our wonderful team.

TFL Thanks for your comments. xx Jan

Wednesday 11 May 2011

Starting SOON New Challenge Blog!

A place where all crafter's are welcome!

Starts in 1 week on the 18th May. We have lots of crafty inspiration from our wonderful design team and FANTASTIC prizes from our FANTASTIC sponsors.
so make a note. Please come and join us.

Tuesday 10 May 2011

LIM week 14 White on white no5

NO5 Lol Less is more
I love making these card. Can you tell??
I made this using dots embossing folder and some of my new stamps. Sentiment says "A women should be two things, classy and fabulous" by Coco Channel!
Dress is heat embossed in white onto vellum. Card is Snow white Centura Pearl by Crafter's Companion.
TFL Comments welcome thank you! xx Jan

Sunday 8 May 2011

LIM week 14 White on white no4

No4 lol!! For LIM challenge

A5 card made with Papermania Capsule collection Textured white. Delicious!

I used Cuttlebug 5x7 dots embossing folder.

My lovely Dandelion stamp, embossed with gorgeous vanilla ice powder from Joanna Sheen! Flower toppers cut with Mega deckle edged Nesties. Ribbon from my stash!

TFL xx Jan

LIM week 14 White on white no3

Morning LIMettes, it's a dreary day here in the North east. I have been playing with my new goodies. (Talk about getting caught) I finally gave in and ordered a kit I have had my eye on for ages at QVC. The Kan Ban handbag with all the gorgeous stamps in! Well, it was on easy pay so I mean I just had to didn't I? Well, you guessed it it came yesterday when OH was in. He doesn't say a word bless him but his face says it all!!! (Place is overflowing with Craft)! Card no3 for LIM Challenge 14 White on white.
Go Kreate XXL circles to make my 6x6 circle card.
Middle circle has been embossed with the gorgeous Cuttlebug dots 5x7 folder.
I embossed the lady with Versamark and white embossing powder.
Flowers are made with vellum & Bigz Sizzix die and finished with a couple of gems.
Also used a flower Marianne die.
Tfl and please leave a comment then I will no you have been and visit you!
Have a fab Sunday xx Jan

Saturday 7 May 2011

LIM week 14 White on white no2

No 2 card for Less is more challenge!


Paper Mill white Linen card 6x6

Joy circle die, middle embossed in Crafts Too folder. Daisy is made with Bigz Sizzix.

A couple of gems. Job done!!

Thank you for visiting and leaving me your fab comments.

xx Jan

LIM week 14 White on white

Whoohh Saturday and time for Less is More Challenge.
White on white this week. I can't wait to see all the entries I love white on white. Pop over and have a look at Chrissie and Mandi's cards they are amazing.
I used Paper Mill white linen card, Grand Nesties 4 to make a frame in my Grand Calibur my card is A5 so they would fit in the Big Shot ect. I used a couple of Marianne flourishes and a flower from my stash.
have a great LIM Day
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and please leave me a comment. I love them! xx Jan

Friday 6 May 2011

Labels 4 Aperture card

A new blog and challenge starts today over at Cas-ual fridays.
I couldn't resist having a look when I saw it on Chrissie Diva Lim's blog. So I decided to join in!
I also entered the challenge at crafty sentiments. Flowers.

I used Paper Mill linen A5 card. I used my nestie 4 and Grand Calibur to make an aperture the fancy verse is from Pin flair, Bits from my stash.

Tfl and if you leave your comment, I will do my best to come and visit you. Have a fab weekend

xx Jan

Less is more challenge 13 thank you or congratulations no 5

Well I think I'm addicted to LIM lol! This is my last attempt for this week new challenge tomorrow!!! I can't wait!!!

I have used a couple of embossing folders on it and the butterfly is from The Clipart Fairy. Ribbon from my stash!

Top card I used a couple of Mickey Cuttlebug embossing folders. Coloured him with Copics. The no1 image is from Crafts you print. Letters are from our local £ shop.

Middle card I used a GG embossing board, bow from my stash.

I used paper mill card.

TFL and your comments I love them. xx Jan

Thursday 5 May 2011

"Adorable Bubbles"

LOTV Challenge 95 Animal antics


8x8 card

Card used, mirri board C&C, Spring Feast, Kan Ban, Neena classic crest.

Coloured with Copics & Pro markers.

Punched with Xcut stitch & MS Butterfly border punches.

Nesties 4

Image from LOTV "Bubbles"

Polka dot bows from White Elephant store Ebay.

Flowers from Hobbyhouse. Bits & bobs from my stash. Stickles on the bubbles.

Thanks for popping in today, please leave me a comment! I Love them!

xx Jan