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Saturday 30 November 2013


Hi everyone, I have been playing with my Silhouette Portrait once again. I love this machine.
I made a couple of quick Christmas cards using files designed by Tina  Fallon Facebook group;
 Silhouette Cameo Chums. She has a sale on their today ends tonight, Sat 30th November.
I finished the cards off with lots of Glamour Dust & a little silver Cosmic Shimmer.
Less is more has a Sparkle challenge today.
Thanks for calling!
xx Jan

Friday 29 November 2013

Sparkling Christmas!

Hi everyone. Today I have a Sparkly Christmas card to share with you.
I think the papers are from my Kanban stash. I love it! Rainbow silver mat is from Hunkydory.
Bauble is Spellbinders and the stamp is this months freebie from Simply cards and papercraft.
Bits from my stash.
Thanks for calling!
xx Jan

Wednesday 27 November 2013

WOYWW 234!

Hi everyone. I have managed to play along with WOYWW for a little while! Although late it is still Wednesday! So if you love looking at other peoples work spaces. Pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground.
I haven't been very creative the last few days as we have had quite a bit going on. 
I have been accumulating some new goodies lol.
Thanks for calling.
xx Jan

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Creative Card Crew "Sweet Treats"

Hi everyone it's time for anther 
challenge at Creative Card Crew this time we would like to see sweet treats!
I used Wow embossing powder & Couture Creations stamp ans emboss party set!

Our sponsor is Scrapping Center
the prize is $15 to spend on some of there yummy goodies!
We have some fabulous new Dt ladies at Creative Card Crew.
All the DT have made some wonderful inspiration. (Links in the sidebar)
Hope you will pop over and visit them.
Hope you will join our new challenge?
Make it Monday "Anything Goes"

Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Monday 25 November 2013

WhoopsiDaisy "Things with wings"

Hi everyone, it's Monday so that means WhoopsiDaisy time once more. This time our challenge is "Things with Wings"
I used pre coloured WhoopsiDaisy image printed onto glossy paper. Sheet 503
I used Tattered Lace dies. Cake is from Couture Creations. 
Bits from my stash.
Hope you will join us.
Make it Monday! "anything goes"
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Sunday 24 November 2013

More Christmas!

Hi everyone. I'm loving fancy corners at the mo! My 1st card corners are from Tattered Lace. Backing paper is Papermania Home For Christmas. Reindeer is Marrianne die.
My second card is a Googled image and corners are from Uk Scrappers cut on the SP.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Saturday 23 November 2013

Less is more Christmas "bird"

Hi Everyone it's time once again for Less is More Christmas "bird".
 I printed a picture of a Robin I got from Google. 
My Snowflake card is a free template from Bird's cards I cut it on my Silhouette Portrait and glittered it.
Bits from my stash.
I'm not sure if it's suitable for LIM but it has got lots of white space lol!
Stamps by CHloe is on Create & Craft today at 3pm!
Make it Monday "Anything goes"
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Friday 22 November 2013

More Christmas!

Hi everyone hope you are all well and looking for ward to the weekend?
Another two cards I made for my SIL.
I used Indigo Blue stamp, I stamped it in Cosmic Shimmer Olympic Gold. MS PATP on the 1st. 
My second card I used a Dovecraft Tis the Season backing paper. Corners were cut on the silhouette.I used a Kanban topper! Kanban FB page HERE
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Another couple of Christmas cards

Hi everyone I have another two Christmas cards to share today.
8x8 cards.
I used paper pad Papermania Home for Chrismas.
Fancy corners are from Uk Scrappers. & cut on the Silhouette.
Images are from Google.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Aspire Crafts on Tv tomorrow!

Hi everyone it's an exciting time for all at Aspire Crafts. They will be on Create & Craft at 8am  & 11 am & Ideal World 3pm.
I love the quality of their beautiful crafts.
For my cards I used;
8x8 card, paper pad 20529, sentiment 200**, Tattered Lace die, Cheery Lynn doily cut in half and concertinaed for corners. Cosmic shimmer gold. Flowers.

card, Vintage Blood, Pull Bow.

small card, Paper pad 20528, topper 20504.

Lilac card from paper pad 20528, a6 pad 20071, Spellbinders edge on tag. Ribbon from MeiFlower.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Tuesday 19 November 2013


Hi everyone boy is it fresh here in Durham this morning. 
We have had a heavy frost but the sun is shining.
I have a couple of Christmas cards to share with you today. I made them using A Winter Tale cd.
It has some gorgeous images on it.
Corners on the 1st card are from Tatteredlace die.
Glossy accents 
Glamour dust.
Silver linen is from Create & Craft.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Monday 18 November 2013

WhoopsiDaisy "Thank you"

Hi everyone it's WhoopsiDaisy Challenge time once more this time it's Thank You.
My card was cut on the Silhouette Portrait and the cutting file is from Monica.
I used a topper from Linnie's WhoopsiDaisy cd HERE
Sentiment is Tattered lace die.
I made the silver flowers with clay.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Sunday 17 November 2013

Cas 1st Anniversary card!

Hi everyone, hope you have had a lovely weekend. It's our eldest son's 1st Wedding Anniversary today.
I made a simple A5 linen card and added some text on the pc.
Butterfly ring die is from Chloe.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Saturday 16 November 2013

Less is More!

Hi everyone it's time for Less is More and this time it's use designer paper.
 My card base is from Craftwork Cards and my bauble was cut on the Silhoeutte Portrait. A free template designed by Bird. HERE
I used a paper from Do Crafts paper pack Tis the Season
I have some candy on offer if you would like to join in HERE
Have a great weekend.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Friday 15 November 2013

Less is more!

Hi everyone, have you missed me? I decided it was time for a new pc!!!  
It has taken me the best part of two days to fathom out how to crop ect and find the flippin card photo to blog!!  Apart from getting used to it it's a gorgeous machine lol! 
It's  Lenovo all in one with loads of storage as the old pc was running so slow. 
I put all my (over half a million files) onto an external hard drive! Hubby said do you need them all! 
What a daft question to ask a crafter!
Less is More "One Layer Thank You"
I used linen A5 card. Do crafts twine and paper.
Couture creations doily.
Don't forget I have some candy on offer if you would like to join in HERE
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Creative Card Crew "Pearls"

Hi everyone it's time for a new challenge over at Creative Card Crew and we would like to see "Pearls"
I used a Studio cutting file for Silhouette machine. 
I bought from Kat Dunn HERE All proceeds go to Kat's children's charity.
I used anna Marie Designs card base.
Bits from my stash.

Our Sponsor this time are
Hope you can join us.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Monday 11 November 2013

Wedding Cards

Hi everyone sorry I have been awol!
We have been visiting family and to a family wedding. 
My Dad survived the nursing home. He said "It was ok but he doesn't want to go back" lol!
We called on the way home and rescued him until Stepmam got back he was so surprised and happy!
Today I am sharing the two wedding cards I made.
My 1st card;
Background stamped with heartfelt creations stamp.
I used Spellbinders resplendent rectangles. Reddy decoupage.
2nd card
A star card. I bought the stamps in Edinburgh last year here.
Bliss stamp is from Stamping up.
Ovals &  A2 Filigree Delight Spellbinders. Computer generated verse.
Bits from my stash.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Thursday 7 November 2013

Faux Embossing!

Hi everyone. 
Well it's been a stressful week. My Dad has gone into respite for a few days. I was so upset yesterday when we were told he had to go into a nursing home as he wasn't well enough for a care home. It seemed ok but we don't no anyone who has been there.
He seemed quite happy there when we left him today. He had a great view out of his window. I just hope he will be ok.  He knows we need a break bless him. 
I made this using a Studio cutting file from Crafts u Print. It's cut on the Silhouette Portrait Die cutting machine.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid.
Thank for calling
x Jan

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Simple Birthday Card.

Hi everyone today's card is a simple A5 card with Tonic layers and a little Scottie from Mei Flower.
Spellbinder tag.
Bits from my stash.
Thanks for calling
x Jan

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Thank You!

Hi Everyone today I have a Thank You card to share with you I made using Sue Wilson video HERE
I used A4 Spellbinders folder and tag.
Couture Creations die Blossom
Bits from my stash.
LRJ Designs  Monochrome
Make it Monday "Anything goes"
My Craft Creations "Anything goes"
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Monday 4 November 2013

Monochromatic at WhoopsiDaisy!

Hi everyone thank you all so much for my birthday wishes. I had a wonderful day.
It's time for another challenge at WhoopsiDaisy. This time our challenge is Monochromatic
I used pre coloured image from sheet no 487.
Basket weave A4 folder, Go Kreate die. Stamps by Chloe butterfly wreath die.
Cosmic shimmer silver pearl.
Thanks for calling
x Jan

Sunday 3 November 2013

Ross Papercraft show goodies!

My lovely friends bought me these;
Had a great day
Thanks for calling
x Jan

Saturday 2 November 2013

New challenge at Crafting Musketeers.

Hi everyone it's new challenge time at Crafting Musketeers  we would like to see pastels.
8x8 card.Wow EG. I used  this gorgeous flower stamp from our Sponsors Little Claire.

The prize is;

Wow EG.
Ribbon from my stash.
I hope you will join us.
thanks for calling

Less is more Picture inspiration!

Hi everyone!
Over on Less is more we have to use the above photo for colour inspiration with a dark background.
I was at Chloe's last night and she has some fabulous new dies! 
They are on sale at Rainton Meadow tomorrow.  I used one of them on my card.
My dear friend bought me it, as it's my birthday tomorrow.
I couldn't resist using it today lol! Sorry and thank you Ann!
I used a Sizzix die to cut the flower.
Bits from my stash.
I will be back at noon with my Crafting Musketeers challenge card!
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Friday 1 November 2013

New group For the love of Kanban!

Hi everyone!
 There are so many disappointed people over the We love Kanban Facebook group closing today
some of the former Kanban Design Team have started up a new group named.
For the love of Kanban, HERE
It's a place to share your Kanban makes and chat about Kanban.
Hope you will join us.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Ross Papercraft Show Sunday 3rd November!

Hello Crafters,
              It's here again, the only Ross Papercraft Show in Houghton-le-Spring, and, according to customer comments
  'the best shows we've had around here',  as quoted by quite a few customers as they reluctantly left the last show, and, they are never wrong.
The date of the next show is Sunday 3rd. November, 2013, and the venue is The Rainton Meadows Arena,  Mercantile Road,  Houghton-le-Spring,  Tyne & Wear,  DH4 5PH.
 There will be plenty of trade stands  at Rainton Meadows, many of them are new to this show, and all combining to try to create the best papercraft show there has been at  Houghton-le-Spring. With so many demonstrations to watch, 'Make & Takes' to take part in, new cold porcelain workshops with a Christmas theme, and of course the Kathy Mills workshops to join means customers can spent most of the day in a very jubilant mood.   The revamp of the show creates an extra stand in the marquee area,              Also people have the chance to join Meryl from the 'Craft-e-Lisa'stand with her cold porcelain workshops, or watch Kay demonstrating the 'Indigo Blu' products on the Honey Doo trade stand, watch Dawn, from 'Dawn til Dusk' using shaped card and glitter, Fiona, (one of our continuously smiling demonstrators) will be on the 'Fibees Crafts' stand, and Mike & Ian, fresh from their time on 'Create & Craft' bringing some of the 'Krafty Hands'products  plus many more demonstrations that contribute to a great show, including the 2 demonstrators on the ;Pink Frog' trade stand that always have a crowd around.  Sarah (Peerless Designs) travels from the west coast to bring you her delightful designs, and Jeni & Charlie, bringing the 'Jenigami' stand down from Scotland. These are just a few of the many trade stands at the show, too many really to list here, but all at the show on Sunday.
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.
Hot & cold food is available in the restaurant upstairs, and there is a chair lift for people who have difficulty in walking upstairs.
Opening times are 10.00am   until   3.00pm.  The FREE prize draws start at 11.00am. and are every hour until the last one at 2.00pm.
If you would like to book for Kathys workshops then either look for Kathys promotion table and book as soon as you arrive at the show, or eMail with the show time, either 11.00am. or 1.00pm. and the number of places required and you will receive a confirmation by return.
We have FREE parking at the show but please park sensibly and be aware of other driver needs, try and keep in rows, and do not park where you block other people in.

New Challenge at Just For Fun.

The wonderful prize from teamy Seema

Hi all it's time for a new challenge over on Just for fun  Your favourite colour. Mine is white on white.
I made this 8x8 xmas card with a Desire embossing folder and glitter.
Also used an Anna Griffin Folder.
Bits from my stash.
Hope you can join us!
xx Jan