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Tuesday 29 April 2014

Zentangles Butterfly.

Hi everyone.
Today's card is 8x8, I pricked round the edges with a ruler and stamped all over using a Just Right stamp & TH Distress ink Peacock Feathers. I stamped the Woodware butterfly in the same colour then did some Zentangles & a few gems.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Sunday 27 April 2014

Less is more "Sketch"

Hi everyone, I finally made a card!! My hands are so sore it's back to the GP again for me. It's like a pharmacy but nothing seems to be working.
I cut the fancy oval on my Silhouette Portrait using a free file HERE 
Card is from Jellybean Crafts.
Flower is a stamp from Stamps by Chloe 
Bits from my stash.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Friday 25 April 2014

Chloe's open day

Hi everyone  

it's Chloe's open day this Sunday 

27th April

At Unit 42 Dragonville Industrial Park,


Lane, Durham, DH1 2XU

I have been awol for a few days as I have been poorly. Feeling better now though. 
My hands are still getting worse. Any suggestions for Psoriasis on your hands plz cos nothing seems to be helping apart from a coarse of steroids. As soon as you stop them it comes straight back I would prefer not to take them all the time.
So far I have tried all the docs have given me. It's like a pharmact here.
Manuka Honey. Omega 3 
Several creams from Lush which made it worse.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Tuesday 22 April 2014

New challenge at Creative Card Crew.

Our sponsors are;
Scrapping Center Prize $15 voucher.

A day for Daisy $15 voucher.
I used their Glass slipper image HERE

Hi everyone hope you are all well. It's time for another challenge over on Creative Card Crew. It's girly!

I printed it onto lilac paper then decoupaged and glittered..
I used Spellbinders elegant 4 dies. Aspire sentiments. 
Bits from my stash.
Hope you will join us?
CraftyHaezelnuts pattered paper challenge.
Tuesday throw down "Sparkle"
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Sunday 20 April 2014

Paisley card.

Hi everyone hope you are all having a wonderful Easter.
I have been messing around with these simple cards.
 I won this gorgeous gorgeous  Aurora Wings image. I took her into My Craft Studio.
I just wanted something simple because Amanda's gorgeous card didn't need much. Studio file here.
I invested in some Spectrum Noir pens my not going away treat!! Fix lol!!
I'm not really happy with the results, need more practise! 
Added a touch of Wink Of Stella sparkle.

Less is more. Makes me smile
This carefree fantasy image always makes me smile.

Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Saturday 19 April 2014

Less Is more

Hi everyone hope you are all enjoying your Easter Weekend. Over on Less is more it's Theme time once more "Makes me smile"
I love this Little Clair image and sentiment because I think it's a man thing!
I coloured with Spectrum Noir.
Hubbys gone of to a car rally so he took my camera! I had to use my Iphone for the photo then I couldn't find the photos on the pc! Heyho I got their in the end.
My friend is going to pop over to do a bit of crafting if we can get in the craftroom lol! 
Thanks or calling
xx Jan

Friday 18 April 2014

Double Easel card!

Hi everyone. 
Well we never made it to Germany yesterday and I have been so upset but nothing I can do about it. 
So settled down and got crafting lol! Thank goodness for crafting.
Hope you are all enjoying the Easter weekend. 
I cut this Double Easel Card from Card Making Downloads, A4 Card is from Papermill.
I used wow Silver pearl EP and the stamps are from Inkidinkido. A4 Spellbinders Embossing folder.
Prima flowers and bits from my stash.
There's a same colour competition over on Crafting Buddies FB page.
Sister Act challenge "Anything goes"
Crafting For the Craic "Spring/Easter"
Thanks for calling.xx Jan

Thursday 17 April 2014

Mini accordion!

Hi everyone I made this Accordion easel Studio cutting file designed by Rae Carr
I also used Papermania car stamp & Card Candy.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Wednesday 16 April 2014


Happy WOYWW 254.
It's a very tidy WOYWW for me and the first one for a couple of weeks. 
I have had so much going family on.
I was tidied up to go to Germany tomorrow to visit my son and grandchildren. What is it they say about best laid plans?? Unless a miracle happens we aren't going. I am gutted but trying to keep going.
My card is a download from Card making downloads. I have an A3 printer so I was able to make it into an 8x8 card. Glossy Accents. Card Candy.
Bits from my stash. Box from Stella Crafts.
Fan-tastic Tuesday "Anything goes must be square"
My Craft Creations "Anything Goes"
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Imagination mid month Inspiration post.

Hi everyone. It's mid-month inspiration time at Imagination Crafts Challenge blog
Our challenge is "Anything Goes"
I used paints from my stash & the gorgeous Imagination border stencil, Toledo, bright red & gold shine Sparkle Medium.
My box is from the MDF man.
Hope you will pop over and see the wonderful DT inspiration and join us in our "Anything Goes" challenge.
Craft my life Challenge "Anything but a card"
Quirky Crafts Challenge "Mixed media"
Just Inspiration Challenge. "Wood/fabric"
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Monday 14 April 2014

Vintage hat!

Hi everyone, I finally cut this free Studio file available  from Alyce at Kit & Clowder.
 love Alyces amazing work she is one of the best colourists about.
I cut out all of the pieces on my Silhouette. I used DI Crushed Olive & stamped some of the parts  using Chloes grass stamp. On C&C 9am today. I used a small stamp from my stash in Seedless preserves. Perfect for an Easter Bonnet!
I glued all the pieces together and made some flowers using Chloe's flower stamp on some scrap paper and Wow Diamond White EG. I also did a little distressing round the edge.
I used some of Chloes Sparklicious glitter Pink Starburst.
Through the purple haze. "Anything Goes"
That craft place "Anything goes Easter"
Craft for the Craic Easter /spring
Thanks for calling 
xx Jan

Sunday 13 April 2014

Less is more no2

Hi everyone!
I am on a roll the last couple of days. 
Steroids the Doctor gave me have kicked in and it's such a relief. 
Hands still look awful but the pain is lots better.
I blogged earlier today here.
Over on Less is more it's one layer Shadow Stamping
My card base was bought from A touch of class a few years ago. I stamped the car with Momento London Fog then Black Onyx to create a shadow. 
Stamps are Papermania.

Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Another set of cards!

 Above is what you buy!
Below is what I made.

Hi everyone.
I have another set of cards to share I made using Amanda Davis cutting files you can buy HERE
It's hare to believe they are the same set of cards as the colour is so different. It must be due to the light and the different times of day the photos were taken.
My embellishments are from MeiFlower
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Saturday 12 April 2014

A set of cards.

 This is what you buy
& these are what I made.

Hi everyone this is my 2nd post today. 
I made these gorgeous Studio cutting files up from Amanda Davis.
I used pink 250 gsm card from Jellybean crafts. I love their card for my Silhouette Portrait. 
Bits from my stash.
Thanks for calling 
xx Jan

Less is more "One Layer"

Hi and a warm welcome to my new followers and anyone else who kindly stops by.
Over on Less is more it's one layer and "Shadow Stamping"
I used this gorgeous grass stamp by Chloe. I stamped first with Distress Ink  Scattered Straw then Crushed Olive. Papermania sentiment.
Chloe is on Create & Craft on Monday 14th April.
I have also just blogged some cards I made with my Silhouette Portrait. Gorgeous files by Amanda Davis.
You can see the cards  HERE
Have a great weekend.
Thanks for calling.
xx Jan

Friday 11 April 2014

A selection of men's cards!

Hi everyone what a lovely day here today. 
I have recently made a selection of mens card and forgotten I hadn't blogged them.
No 1
Papers from DCWV
Topper Kanban
Papers Kanban topper LEJ
no 3
Kanban products.
Papers from The clipart Fairy Urban roundabout. 
Image Media Max from LEJ Designs Coloured with ProMarkers and watercolour pencils.
Bits from my stash.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Thursday 10 April 2014

Imagination Crafts on Create & Craft!

Hi everyone I have been playing with this gorgeous Imagination Crafts border stencil the last couple of days.
I also used Imagination Black Glossy card and panel Toledo.
Sparkle medium Candy floss & Lavender.
7x7 card base is from Anna Marie Designs.
I punched the corners.
Gem is from Chloe. Products also available from Chloe.
Imagination Crafts will be on Create & Craft tv at 9pm tonight and Friday 9am.
Bits from my stash.
Crafty Girls challenge 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday "Anything Goes"
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Baby picture frame.

Hi everyone I made my friend this picture frame to celebrate their Grandson'r birth.
I used a basic frame from £1 man at Harrogate show. Pleased my friend doesn't do bloggs lol!
I covered it with this gorgeous paper not sure what it's called but I bought it from Chloe
I used Marianne Baby die and Cheery Lynn alphabet.
Bits from my stash
Thanks for calling.
xx Jan

Tuesday 8 April 2014

Creative Card Crew #59 "Spring"

Hi everyone sorry I am a little late this morning!
The sun is shining today in Durham UK. Perfect for the start of our "Spring" challenge

Our sponsors are;

Lacy Sunshine Prize 3 Digis
I used Lacy Sunshine image Butterfly Princess I coloured her with Promarkers.
My base card was cut on the Silhouette Portrait using a free Bird Studio file.
Sentiment is from Aspire crafts.
Hope you will join us over at Creative Card Crew.
Thanks for calling
Fan-tastic Tuesday. "Anything Goes"
TokBobok #11 Clean & simple
xx Jan
xx Jan

Monday 7 April 2014

Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone something different from me today!
I have had these card bases for a couple of years they are from WhichCraft.
It is part of my decision to "use my stash" well it's two weeks and two days since I bought anything! I have lost count of the amount of times I almost bought and didn't lol!
Paper is Pion bought from Chloe. Sentiment is from Aspire flower is Petaloo.
Spellbinders label. Pumice Stone DI.
Pile it on Feminine
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Sunday 6 April 2014

Final Deco Lady samples!

Hi everyone.
 Here's my final samples for C&C shows this weekend. Todays shows are 11 am 2 & 6pm.
The lace card was made using a Studio cutting file from here
Hope you will pop over to Aspire Crafts and look at their fabulous products.

Saturday 5 April 2014

Less is More "Colour"

A Touch Of Turquoise

Hi everyone!
Well what an exciting week we have had at Team Aspire making lots of Deco lady samples for
Create & Craft. If you would like a look at some of them HERE
I must admit it's great to see m & the teams samples on the TV. I don't think I would ever tire of it,
Last week I had the honor of being GDT over on Less is more and I would like to thank everyone for their support.
This weeks card was made using a free Studio cutting file designed by BIRD
Bits from my stash.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Create & Craft samples.

Hi everyone it's a very exciting day today for Team Aspire. We have been busy doing samples for this weekends shows for Create & craft 9am 12pm 6pm today.
I just adore the Dekromount frames and think the Deco ladies go perfectly with them.
My 1st frame was stamped with a Kanban stamp set and white EP.
Green card part of a set from Amanda Davis and cut on Silhouette Portrait.
My 2nd Dekromount was covered with Aspire Spiders web.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Friday 4 April 2014

More Create & Craft samples.

Hi everyone, 
Here's a few more samples I made for this weekends gorgeous Art Deco ladies weekender shows on Create & Craft.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan