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Sunday 30 March 2014

Christening card & Happy Mother's Day....

Hi everyone & A very Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers, 
I was woken up by a all from Adam in Germany. I am hoping for some baby photos at some point today.
If he can get them both to stay still long enough lol!.
My Christening card was made with box set, stamp and wow EG from Chloe
Spellbinders and bits from my stash.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Saturday 29 March 2014

GDT for Less is More!

Hi everyone.
 I am so excited today as most of you no I love Less is More so when Chrissie asked me to GDT I was over the moon.
This week it's Lucky Dip week 165 at Less is More it's "Circles" I stamped a Woodware butterfly and sentiment.
I zentangled little circles in some of the sections.
Gems from my stash.
Hope you will all pop over and join in.
For those of you with Silhouette or similar die cutting machine. Amanda Davis has a sale on HERE
Well I have imposed a stash ban on myself! I have managed a week without buying any!!
I am having to sit on my hands quite a bit but I really need to do it.
I must admit I did receive a box of goodies to use for my DT stuff  from Aspire Crafts.
So it softened it a little!!!!
It is my granddaughter's 11th birthday on 17th April so I am trying to get to that date without buying.
I noticed a couple of days ago she is the same height as me!
Scary I am only 5 foot but she is only 10!!

Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Friday 28 March 2014

A couple of cards today!

Hi everyone.
Today I have a couple of cards I made using Aspire Crafts products.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Thursday 27 March 2014

Fav pets and why!



Hi everyone, today's card was made for the MAWTT challenge. 
The images are free from Sliekje digi stamps (All her images are free)
I coloured them with ProMarkers and Glossy Accents.
I love cats because of there characters. Tink is 19 years old in May and has been my loyal friend. She is usually near me and although deaf now she knows when I move around. Her sheepskin blanket is on the floor below her but she likes to lay on the top of the boxes.
Fluffy came to us a couple of years ago soaking wet hubby fed him and dried him and he has been here ever since. He comes & goes as he pleases but is here most of the time. He has doted on hubby ever since. 
They are both such characters in there own way.
Spitfire lives a few doors along from us. It is quite at home here as you can see. It eats the food ours leave and has been known to slip under the table for a nap on a wet night.
Tink doesn't like it and she is in trouble if caught.
My card was made using DCWV The Garden Party.
Doily is a Cheery Lynn I think!
Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge
As you like it "Fav pets n why"
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Boxed card & WOYWW 251

Hi everyone it's been a few weeks since I managed to play along at Julia's Stamping Ground.
A Happy  WOYWW 251 to all visitors.
 I have to say I am ashamed of my workspace at the mo!
You would never believe it was tidy yesterday until I realized how close a certain deadline was!
 It was panic station lol!
 I have been trying to deal with some family issues this past couple of weeks and I am having trouble concentrating.
My card & box is from a pack you can buy from CHLOE Cream and silver card is also from Chloe.
Rainbow shimmer card is Hunkydory. Sentiment is from Greetings Factory.
Bits from my stash
Fan-tastic Tuesday "Anything goes"
Through the craftroom  "always anything goes"
Brown Sugar "Anything goes" 
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Creative Card Crew Challenge Animals

Hi everyone it's time for a new challenge over at Creative Card Crew Challenge 58 Animals.
I used Lady Henrietta. I coloured her with ProMarkers & Wink of stella,
Corners are from Dawn till Dusk.
Spellbinders dies.
Hunkydory rainbow mirri.
Paper Dovecraft Tea Party 8x8 pad.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Monday 24 March 2014

Fancy regal book card.

Hi everyone, I have been playing with my Silhouette Portrait once again.
 I made a Fancy Regal book & Fancy box cutting files by Amanda Davis.
I'm not sure why the book looks a different colour than the box as they were made out of the same card stock from Ross papercrafts.
Bits from my stash.
Verse is from Greetings factory.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Saturday 22 March 2014


Hi everyone it's Less is More time again!

“Our recipe this week has two parts!
     Firstly we'd like to see 
      of something on your cards 
     We'd like you to visit and comment on three
other participants, hopefully ones you
      haven't visited before!”

A5 card rainboe silver,
My die cuts are Sizzix.
Stamped sentiment not sure who by!!
Got to get ready for Chloe's open day so catch up with you all later.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Friday 21 March 2014

Blossom card no 2!

Hi everyone i've been playing nice today, not that I have been very impressed with what I made. I like this one and love this fab new image called Blossom from Delicious Doodles.
Delicious Doodles challenge Black + one.
I used black and white, skin & hair tones are also allowed.
I used Imagination mask & Gunmetal Sparkle gel.
My sentiment is from Just right.
Promarkers, Dreamweaver paste, 
Glamour Dust Cosmic Shimmer silver. 
Hobby House flowers bought from Chloe
Passion for ProMarker challenge "Monochrome"
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Getting messy....

Hi back again with another quick card I made messing around with stencils.
I have had Cosmic Shimmer Mists for about a year and to my shame never used. I used Rich Gold. I like the effect but made a bit more of a mess than usual! My blue dressing gown is now speckled with gold lol!
They are also quite strong colours for me but I am pleased with the effect.
Less is more Masking and Stencilling.
Ross card stock.
Thanks for calling.
xx Jan

Sweet Poppy and Zentangle.

Hi everyone after several attempts this morning I have finally made my;
Very late Less Is More "Masking or Stenciling" card.
I used a Sweet Poppy Stencil & Halo glitter bought from Chloe's.
(It's Chloe's open day tomorrow details here)
I am dabbling with Zentangle a little at the moment.
My sentiment is from Kanban. Card is from Ross Papercraft.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Thursday 20 March 2014


Hi everyone. 
Well there is no such thing as renting a car in the UK then leaving it in Germany!
My wonderful husband hired a car. Adam drove there hubby drove home,
Lets just say we have had a traumatic week to say the least!
Adam is now safely back in Germany.
I couldn't resist this stunning DD  image Blossom
I coloured her with ProMarkers, Wink of Stella & Glamour Dust.
My flowers are from Petaloo I won them at The Scrapbook Garden. a while ago.
7x7 card Anna Marie Designs Pink Hunkydory card and Wink of Stella from Chloe

Delicious Doodles "Use Green"
MAWTT "Photo Inspiration"
Craft for the Craic Use green
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Sunday 16 March 2014

Crafting Musketeers time for Team B

Hi everyone well my lovely Adam goes home today.
Change of plan the army forgot to book his flight!
Great eh?
What a lovely week we have had. 
Over on Crafting Musketeers our challenge is Art Deco.
We are sponsored by Debbie Moore
The prize.
Hope you will pop over and join in.
I used Kanban products.
Hope someone can please help? 
Is it possible to hire a car in UK and leave it in Germany?

Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Saturday 15 March 2014

Mid month Inspiration at Imagination...

Hi everyone it's mid month inspiration time over on Imagination 
Our challenge is March in Bloom.
I used Imagination Daisy & flourish stamp and  framed the card
 with an Imagination stamped sentiment. I used Wow fine ep. Gold Halo Glitter.
Patterned paper also Imagination. I punched the corners.
Hope you will pop over and join us we have a great prize £40 Imagination voucher how cool would that be.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Friday 14 March 2014

Princess Carriage & a Nova!

Hi everyone sorry I am not around much this week. 
I have been spending some time with my youngest son. I can't believe how fast the week has gone.
My eldest son was 34 yesterday!! Gosh it makes me feel old. 
He has an old Nova that is his toy! (Hence the card).
It's a bit like his man shed. He tinkers every chance he gets. 
With 3 daughters it's his escape and on the front drive so he can keep an eye on his little monkeys! 
My Princess carriage was made using Hasslecastle template for the wheels and box. I used a bauble on the top.
Bits from my stash.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Creative Card Crew 57 Lucky Charm.

I used Delicious Doodles image Wild Rose
Prize from DD is 4 Digi stamps

Prize from Marianne Designs.

Hi everyone it's new challenge time at Creative Card Crew "Lucky Charms".
We got to use fabulous Delicious Doodle images.
I printed the Wild Rose image onto Bazzill basics green & red card & Glamour Dust. I used First Edition J'adore patterned card for the background.
I used Ebosser A4 EF folder for the embossing. My charm is from Dawn Till Dust.
Sentiment is from one of last years Creative Stamping magazine.
Hope you will join us.
Pop over and see my wonderful teamies makes.
Make it Monday "Anything Goes"
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Monday 10 March 2014

Men cards!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi everyone March & April are busy birthday months for our family.
It's my Sis & BIL anniversary today. 41 years how goods that.
Today I have two mens cards which like many crafter's I really find a chore.
Base cards are from Anna Marie Designs
My 1st card is for our Uncle who is 75 & the 2nd is for my son who is 34!
Both their birthdays are on 13th March.
I used Papermania numbers & sentiment on the 1st and Zentangled them.
Gary's card was made in MCS. Using their mens artwork.
Gold & silver mirri is from C&C.
I used the stop watch EF from Crafters Companion I bought from Franki's A Crafty Touch
I have another two men's cards to make!!!
Have a great week
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Saturday 8 March 2014

Photo Box

Hi everyone, had a great day with Jen Fisher, Viv and some other ladies. 
I have been to a Wear Crafts workshop today.
We made a photo box and an 8x8 scrapbook album.
We received loads of gorgeous crafting goodies and I even won some 12x12 papers.
Bought some lush stamps and bits. Jen has some lush crafting goodies at great prices on her website.
Butterflies are by Petaloo.  Flourishes are by Chloe.
Open-Minded Crafting "Something Green"
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Less is more "One layer"

Hi everyone it's Lim  One Layer "Spring Flowers" I got this gorgeous image & sentiment yesterday from FVI
I took the image into My Craft Studio.
I coloured with Distress inks and a little Wink of Stella.
I'm off to a workshop today with my best mate at Wear Crafts
Well we can't move for army gear but it feels like a home again. No doubt the boys (Adam's friends) will land on us tonight. He has some great friends he went to school with them so we no them well.
I love how the house comes alive but no doubt we will be pleased to have peace restored next weekend lol!
Thanks for calling have a great weekend.
xx Jan

Friday 7 March 2014

3 cards

Hi everyone, I have had a rocky week as have a few of my crafty friends.
Must be something in the stars!
Since before my Dad passed away I have had Psoriasis doc says I have had so much to deal with my body has had enough! 
Well I've had enough of my body but I guess I'm stuck with it lol!
On Wednesday evening I noticed I was loosing my hair told myself it wasn't that bad went to the hairdressers yesterday and her face was a picture when she saw my hair and found another patch!
The only thing that will help is try not to stress! HOW? I have a hospital appointment next month so hope they can do something.
I had an awful headache yesterday which was a migraine this morning.
It's gone now so I am hoping that's it for now.
Would you like some good news?
My gorgeous son Adam has been in the UK on exercise for a few weeks & has come home tonight for a week. 
He is on his own so no babies but still it's great he is here.
You want to see the huge bags all over the house how on earth he will get on trains and a plane with it all I do not no.
My cards lol!
This gorgeous set of cards is available from Crafts U Print and the cutting files where designed by 
Amanda Davis the gorgeous gold card & flourishes available from Chloe butterflies and flowers are Petaloo.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Tuesday 4 March 2014

Best Wishes

Hi everyone today's card I made using some new stash I recently bought from Create & Craft.
They are by Just Right & heart felt creations
I coloured them with Promarkers.
I stamped with black Versafine.
My card is from Ross Papercraft.
8x8 Crafts UK base card
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Monday 3 March 2014

Two cards & a box!

Fancy Laceie open book

Condolences open book

Fancy box 

Hi everyone today's cards are cutting files designed by Amanda Davis
Laceie open book can be for any occasion.
 Condolence card none of us like them very much but they can be so comforting when your loved one has passed away.
They are Studio cutting file by Amanda Davis available here
the box is sold separately and is also by Amanda Davis
Bits from my stash
xx Jan

Sunday 2 March 2014

Scribble & Scrap card!

Hi everyone, I finally had time to use some papers I won.
I was very lucky to win top 3 and a £5 voucher for the shop.
I bought some gorgeous images and papers.This image is Vintage beauty 2.
I coloured her with watercolour pencils and some Scattered Straw DI.
I used a Spellbinders dies Timeless Rectangles.
Bits from my stash
Scribble & Scrap "Anything goes" I used S&S papers & image.
Feeling Crafty "Use a digi"
Make it Monday "Anything goes"
As you like it "Texture & Why"
I love all kinds of embossing I love the look and the feel.
I also love the elegance of ribbons and flowers & die cutting.
xx Jan

Birthday card.

Hi everyone today's card is a Studio cutting file designed by Amanda Davis it's called Fancy Regal open book
You can buy the file here
I cut in cream card and distressed with  Crushed Velvet ink.
Large flowers were from Chloe
Bits from my stash.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Saturday 1 March 2014

Less is more!

Hi everyone this is my 3rd blog today, hope you will pop over and have a peak at my other cards. HERE
Over on Less is more it's Lemon & Green spring colours.
My card was made using Creative Expressions Rose & die cut sentiment is Tattered Lace.
I stamped with Stamping up Old Olive & coloured with ProMarkers.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan