Monday, 11 December 2017

Winter Cheer

Morning, a really quick Christmas card for you today using some of this years Penny Black Christmas stamps... I love this little skating mouse!


Simply coloured in with some copics, bit of glitter and mounted on some Pool Party card stock.  Sentiment is also from a Penny Black Stamp set!

Today is D day for me as I finally have an operation on my nose so I can breathe again.  Its been a hectic 6 months planning time to have off and i'm not really looking forward to the pain and black eyes that will result from it. The bonus is I have 4 weeks off to recover and hopefully relax!

wish me a speedy recovery!

jen xx

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Reindeer Agenda

Morning all... boy it's cold compared to Singapore. I suppose I have 5 weeks to get used to it before my trip to the states!

I created a simple card using the Reindeer agenda from Mama Elephant..  I really love the flexibility of these sets!


I simply lined them up on the misti and stamped them, colouring in copic markers.  The sentiment is from LOTV and its finished off with some twine!

Hope you have a great Sunday!

Jen xxx

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Meowy Christmas

I'm back again... determined to share all the Christmas cards I made prior to the big day!

I spent ages trying to get hold of this Inkidinkidoo stamp after I saw someone use it last year... Finally picked it up off eBay. It was smaller than I had thought but I really love it!


I finished off the card with a simple sentiment made with the label maker and some scribbles!

Hope you have a great Saturday... I'm home now so will finally get the Christmas tree up!

Jen xx

Friday, 8 December 2017

Merry Christmouse

Morning... Today I have a couple of samples using simply prints from LOTV. I finally got my printer set back up and thought I would create some simple cards!




They are so easy for batch card that you can run off a load of these in no time!

Have a great Friday!

Jen xx

Thursday, 7 December 2017

You are in my thoughts

Morning.. Today's card uses a cute little doggy from an Hobby Arts set I borrowed from my friend! I was trying to practice my Copic fur skills and love how the little guy turned out!



Supplies:
Stamps: Hobby Arts, Sentiment from Stampin Up
Cardstock: Real Red SU, Kraft from Crafters Companion, Neenah Solar White

My new years resolution will def be to record what supplies i use on my cards... even if I dont back back to a linky tool at least I can let you know!

Hope you all have a great Thursday

Jen xx

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Snowy Hillside

Morning... today's card uses a fabulous die I picked up from Tim Holtz a few weeks ago.  Its a great set that also comes with a fabulous snowy back ground.

I used the SSS snowy stencil for the back ground instead on this example as I wanted a night sky.



Supplies:
Dies: Tim Holtz Winder Wonderland Dies
Stamps: Uniko Sentiment
Other: SSS Snowfall Stencil

I really need to start writing down what I use since I stopped using inlinkz when it changed. I have no idea what the snow slope is from !

Hope you have a lovely Wednesday.. I'm travelling back from Singapore today..
Jen xx

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Polar Bear & Mousie

Morning... I had some time at weekend to finally type up some posts from cards I made back in September & October. I have a load to share with you over the next few weeks.

I have become really lazy with the whole blogging thing and even though I am enjoying the card making when I get time, making time to edit photos and write up posts just seems non existent! Maybe I need to try Instagram and Facebook more as quick ways to share!

This little guy is just the cutest.....


Supplies:
Stamp: Polar & Mousie from Stampin Bella, Sentiment from Uniko
Copics

I'll be back soon with another Christmas make... Have a great day..

Jen x

Monday, 4 December 2017

Pug Party...

Hey all... sorry it's been a while, I'm in Singapore with work and as we deploy the systems it has been a lot of 14 hour days .

We have a new challenge this month over on the LOTV Facebook page and it is an easy one for you.. Anything Goes

I made this card a few weeks ago and haven't had time to write up the posts so I thought I would use it as inspiration for this challenge!  


Supplies:
Stamps: all from LOTV - Chalkboard Christmas Greeting (masked off), Christmas Pugs
Copic Markers
Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz from SU, Nee-nah Solar White
Embellishments: Googly Eyes, Glitter

I'll be back home later this week and have a nice long Christmas break to look forward to!

Hope you all have a great week

Jen xx

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Little Polar Bear... LOTV Sneak Peek

Morning ... I have a quick sneak peek for you today using some very cute new bears from LOTV.  This is a Polar Bear is one of my favourites but I have a feeling you will love them all!


I decided to use some distress oxide inks for the back ground after colouring the bear with comic markers.  Finished off with some copied white snow, some glitter and a little Nuevo drops on his nose...

I’m in Singapore at the moment and its far from snowy ... kinda weird with the heat and Christmas decorations.

Hope you have a great Friday!

Jen xxx

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Alpha Bears... LOTV Sneak Peek

Morning... Sorry not been around for a while, I have been travelling to Asia and Blogger and China internet access don't mix.  I have about 50 blog posts to write up so hopefully I can schedule a few posts before I go back again next week!

Today's card has a sneak peek for you for the new Alpha Bears from LOTV.  There is also a new Facebook Challenge which is "B For ..."  You can find it HERE

I made a little name card for a friends birthday (so happens called Jen as well)


Supplies:
Stamps: LOTV Alpha Bears, Sentiment from CBD
DSP: Doodlebug Kraft in Colour
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares
Copics

The new stamps are out next week ... hope you love them as much as I do!

I'll be back soon...

Jen xx





Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The Spiders Web

Afternoon, sorry I'm a little late today I have been typing up this post for about 2 days now and thought I better get it done before the challenge expires!!

When I saw this weeks CAS(e) This Sketch I instantly thought of this Tim Holtz web I had picked up a couple of weeks ago.. Thought it was perfect for this!


Supplies
Die: Sizzix Cobweb by Tim Holtz
Sentiment: Stampin Up (retired)
Card: Lemon Lime Twist and Pumpkin Pie from Stampin Up
Spiders came from an old Jolee sticker set

Inspiration:
CAS(e) This Sketch #242


Hope you are all having a great week

Jen xx

Friday, 6 October 2017

Retro Bear & Butterflies

Morning.. this months challenge at LOTV is to go retro and use the first stamp you got from LOTV
I bought 5 of the first ones at a show about 8 years ago so had to use this cutie! You should see the difference in my colouring !

This is my bear and butterflies remake !



Supplies:
Stamp: bear and butterflies lotv (now digi only), sentiment from lotv
Copies


If you would like to see the first card i posted with this image you an link on the below!

http://thetinybluebutterfly.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/its-your-day.html?m=0

Hope you have a great Friday !

Jen xxx




Thursday, 5 October 2017

Skateboard Ktty

Morning... Sorry it's been a while, I have been crafting in the back ground but not seemed to have time to photo and edit the pics.

I have a life time crafting obsession with Penny Black so when I saw this cute stamp I had to get it! 


I'll hopefully be posting a bit more now... I'll will be back tomorrow with my card for LOTVs monthly challenge... its a great one this month!

Have a fabulous Thursday!

Jen xxx

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Christmas Owl

Morning... I have another card using the woodland set from LOTVs September release.I have also used the colour challenge for inspiration.


Supplies:
Image: LOTV Woodland Scenes, SU Endless Wishes (R)
Copics
Card Stock: SU Real Red

Have a lovely Tuesday.. I will be back soon

Jen xxx

Friday, 8 September 2017

Christmas Fox!

Morning.. I have some inspiration for this months LOTV Facebook challenge.  It's a colour theme and you need to use two or more of the colours..

This is one of the images from a A5 set from this months new release.  I love this little fox


Supplies:
Stamps: LOTV Woodland Scenes Collection

Hope you have a great Friday

Jen xxx

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Furry Choir

Morning.. I have some of the gorgeous new LOTV images to share with you today...  Sorry I am late sharing trying to get back into crafting..


This is such a cutie.

Supplies:
Stamp: LOTV Furry Choir,
Card Stock: SU Pistachio Pudding, Neenah Solar White

I'll be back in a few days.. hope you have a great Tuesday

Jen xxx

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

One of My Peeps.. Plus New Items Added To My Craft Stash Facebook Page

Afternoon... sorry I have been a little bit of a stranger this month, it's been tough with the loss of my grandma and work has been chaos too....

I had a sort out of the craft room over the weekend and managed a little more crafting... and to take photos of some of the cards I had made a couple of weeks before...

How can you not love this image....


Supplies:
Stamps: Stamping Bella One Of My Peeps (Dies to Die For)
Card Stock: Stampin Up Berry Burst
Copics

I have also added loads more stuff to my pre-loved stash sale over on Facebook.  You can find the group below on the link.  I have added some more Clearly Besotted items and LOTV stamps.

You can find it here...

Have a great Tuesday

Jen xx

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Happy Birthday

Afternoon... sorry I am a little later today.  Life is a little crazy at the moment and I have not had chance to type up any posts the last couple of days!

I think I have become a little obsessed with Distress Oxide inks and this one is another using a stamp block squishing technique and some splattering....


Supplies:
Inks: Distress Oxides: Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint, Mermaid Lagoon
Stamps: CBS Scrumptious Script
Card: Neenah Solar White, Stampin Up Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist
Other: Nuovo Drops Crystal

I have spent the last couple of days preparing the Order of Service for my Grandmas funeral next week.... Only 50 made with embossed flowers although I still need to colour them in.  It seemed like a great idea at the time, but my Grandma loved my handmade cards so I just had to do it!

Hope you have a great Wednesday

Jen xxx

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Happy Christmouse

Morning, Today's card is inspiration for the LOTV August Facebook challenge which is Christmas. You can find it HERE and you have until the 16th to enter for a chance to win some LOTV gift vouchers.


Keeping to my usual style I have simply stamped the image on the card and coloured with copics, added some glitter and a simple sentiment.
Sometimes I feel like my LOTV cards are boring but I really do like to make the image the main focus of the card.

Supplies:
Stamps: Happy Christmouse from LOTV, Tiny Type from CBS
Card: Neenah Solar White, Real Red from SU

Hope you all have a fabulous Saturday!

Jen xxx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

40th Birthday

Morning, I have a card today using some of the new CBS stamps from the august release. This flower set has to be one of my favourites!


I stamped the flowers with versa-mark and then white embossed,  then painted with the distress oxides... love the effect!

Ingredients:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps Just for You, Tiny Type
Inks: Distress Oxides Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves
Dies: Stampin Up Large Number Dies, Linen Texture Plate Papertrey Ink
Card: Neenah Solar White, Basic Black (SU), Silver Foil Sheets (SU)

Hope you have a great Thursday

Jen xxx

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Just Keep Swimming

Morning... I managed a little crafting last night so thought I would make a card for this weeks CAS(e) This Sketch.  I ordered a couple of the new Stampin Bella sets from Seven Hills and they came this morning so I have to use them!


CAS(e) This Sketch #233



Stamps: Stamping Bella Under the Sea Creatures & Sentiments
Card: Stampin Up Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Copics
Dies: Wave Die Lawn Fawn

Hope you have a great Tuesday

Jen xxx

Monday, 7 August 2017

You Make Me Happy

Morning.. Hope you all had a great weekend... The weather was awful yesterday for August in the UK. Just hoping next weekend is brighter and less wet!

I have another little piggy card for you today from the Stampin Up Set and again I have coloured him in with Copics.


I have far too much washi tape so added a little bit of this to finish off the card after rounding off the edge.

Ingredients:
Stamp: This Litty Piggy (Stampin Up) contact Rebecca if you do not have a SU Demo
Copics
Washi: Stampin Up (retired)
Card: Neenah White & Neenah Desert Storm

Hope you have a great Monday

Jen xx

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Inked Waves

Morning.... I have a quick card for you this morning using a scrap of a background I had made for a card back in May.  I loved the colour combo so much I couldn't throw it away!


I added some simple stitching and then a tape sentiment to keep it really CAS

I cancelled my inlinkz so will try and remember to write down on each post what I used and include it on the posts.

Ingredients:

Stamp: MFT Wavy Colouring Book Background Cling Stamp
Inks: Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch
Card: Neenah White, Not Quite Navy from Stampin Up

Have a great Saturday

Jen xx



Thursday, 3 August 2017

Festive Mouse

Morning... really quick Christmas card for you today using one of last years Stampin Up Christmas sets... I didn't actually get around to using it last Christmas so decided before I buy any more I should use what I have!


He is coloured in with copic markers and finished off with some paper piercing (very retro I know) and the sentiment from the set!

Hope you all have a lovely Thursday

Jen

xx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Sending You Smiles

Morning, I ordered a couple of new Penny Black sets (I looovvveee them) so decided to make a mega quick card last night using the CAS(e) this Sketch again!  This time I flipped it!



The back ground is done using distress oxides on a block spritzed with water.. I really love the effect and made a few back grounds whilst practising! The fussy cut image is coloured with copics and placed over the top.

This is the sketch for this week... CTS #232



I'll be back later in the week... Have a great Tuesday!

Jen xxx

Monday, 31 July 2017

Welcome Baby!

Morning... I absolutely love this little Rocker Bunny Digi stamp from LOTV.  This card I made for a ex work colleague who had a beautiful baby girl a few weeks ago preemie and I finally went got to meet her last week!


It's coloured in with copics and then simply stitched around the edge with a simple sentiment (think its SU).

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday.... My weekend in London went so fast I could do with an extra day to recover!

Jen xx


Saturday, 29 July 2017

The Piggy Believed She Could

Morning.... I'm off to London this morning but I thought I would share a quick card with you first.  I absolutely love these little piggy stamps from Stampin Up (This Little Piggy) if you love them and don't have a Stampin Up demo then contact Rebecca from MellyMoo she has a great offer on this set and some papers to make up a set of cards!


I coloured in this cutie with copics and added some glitter to the wings and edge of the panel!

I'll be back next week, but I am finally enjoying crafting again so you should see more of me... at least until the work travels begin again in the Autumn.

Have a great Saturday!

Jen xxx

Friday, 28 July 2017

Just A Note...

Morning.. It's been a while since I entered a challenge but I saw this weeks CAS(e) This Sketch and had an idea to use a part of a panel I had coloured a few months ago and had no idea what to do with.


This uses one of the LOTV stamp sets Little Critters - Little Fishes and I stamped the fishes multiple times over an A6 piece of card.  The back ground is done using copics and I was practising from when I did my copic 1 & 2 classes back in March.

I marked off an area and then cut the straight lines avoiding the fish which were then fussy cut!

This is the sketch for this week... CTS #232


I'm off to London this weekend but I will hopefully be back next week.. Have a great Friday!

Jen xxx

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Dogs Have Owners, Cats Have Staff

Happy Wednesday peeps.. half way through the week and I'm back again.  I think I made about 10 cards on Sunday afternoon...

I picked up this cute Stamping Bella stamp from Tracey at Dies to Dies for back in April at Leigh but had not manged to ink it up.  How could I not get this, it's pretty much how it works in my house with Jack and Levi.


Coloured in with Copics as I try to practice what Faye taught me back in March... I def need to get back into the habit of it all!!

Hope you all have a great Wednesday

Jen xx


Monday, 24 July 2017

Christmouse House

Morning, It's release day over at LOTV today and from midday you can pick up these mega cute images, I think it will be a sell out!

I have one more card to share with you today using Christmouse House.  This is another cutie!


Not quite sure what happened with the photo but I took it a bit fine... I need to get back into it as I def out of practice that's for sure!

Hope you have a great Monday.. hopefully I will be back soon!

Jen xx



Sunday, 23 July 2017

Merry Christmouse... Another LOTV Sneak Peek

Morning... yes I'm back two days in a row!  I have another LOTV share for you today from the Christmas release out tomorrow!!

This is Christmouse Pudding... I absolutely adore this stamp


The little guys are coloured in with copics and then I have run the piece through the linen texture plate from papertrey ink and finished the edge off with a die.

After spending nearly all of yesterday tiding up the craft studio and organising things, relabelling my distress inks I think its now much more user friendly.  I think the label machine may hate me after I labelled over 300 LOTV stamps and put two per pouch to save some space!

I have some more bits to do yet but once done there will be more goodies to add to my craft stash sale page on facebook next weekend when I get chance to photograph it all. You can find the page on the link below in the meantime


I'm off to the gym, then back to the studio to finish off my organising and maybe actually do some crafting!

Have a fabulous Sunday!

Jen xx

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Christmas In July.. New Lili of The Valley Sneak Peek

Morning Strangers, yes I know its been a while since I posted on here.  Life got in the way but I've not actually been crafting at all. A little work travel, a vacation and then being mojo less have all contributed to the lack of posts.

I am back today with a fabulous image from the new LOTV Christmas Release which is out on Monday 24th July.. You are going to love these stamps!

This is Ho Ho Ho and I love him!!


The back ground is done using Distress Oxides and a splatter of copic white.

I'm hopefully going to manage some more crafting this weekend, I have decided to just make anything to try and get the mojo rolling!

Also my Pre-Loved Stash for sale is now on a group in Facebook.  This makes it easier for everyone to see what has been asked for.  You can find it below:


I'll be back tomorrow with another one to share with you.. Hope you have a fabulous Saturday!

Jen xxx

Saturday, 20 May 2017

The Graduate

Morning all... Thought I would make a little visit since my Asia trip was cancelled and I have a couple of weeks at home more than expected.  My mojo is not really there at the moment but I am trying to do some crafting in the background.

There is an amazing new release over at Lili If The Valley today .... I love the images and thought I would share this little one with you today! This is Brainy Books.. how fabulous is it!


Hope you all have a fabulous Saturday, I'm off to the gym then for lunch with a friend in Lytham St Annes.

Jen xxx

Saturday, 29 April 2017

In the shadows and some news

Morning LIMettes.. so firstly I have some news... I'm taking a break from Less Is More and from blogging/crafting for a while... Although I may pop up with a card every now and then I have so much going on with work and travel that something has to give and for the moment it is card making.

So this is my last Less Is More card for a while...

The theme this week is Shadows and I have created mine with die cute words on a Distress Oxide back ground ...


Hope you all have a fabulous week and thank you for all your support

Jen xx

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Disco Diva

Morning LIMettes... I'm still not really crafting at the moment but this week we have a new challenge over at Less is more which is Stripes ...
I am still having to type up posts on my phone which is quite difficult

I have used one of the new images from lotv and this is one of the 70s girls


Once again I'm sorry I've not had chance to visit many of you , I'm off to California with work this week as the travel kicks back in after 7 months pretty much at home
Have a great weekend

Jen xxx 

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Spring Hop

Morning LIMettes, hope you all are enjoying the long Easter weekend.  There is a new challenge over at Less Is More this week and the theme is Spring Walk.. How could i not use this super cute bunny hop stamp now available in digi from this months sponsor - Lili Of The Valley


Still crazy as ever for me so sorry I haven't been around at all the last few weeks, just shows how life can change at the drop of a hat...

Have a fabulous Easter weekend

Jen xxx

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Strength

Morning LIMettes another crazy week and no view of it stopping so still no crafting (luckily I was a few weeks ahead on DT cards)
It's one layer week at Less Is More and the theme is curves ... I went for a curve of flowers and curved edge of the card for a subtle approach

Hope you like it


The stamps are from altenew (cannot link as I am still using phone for posts) and I stamped them using the Misti in pale ink first, added distress oxide inks over the approx areas using a dauber then put it back in the Misti and re stamped with onyx versa fine over the top ... really love the effect and the distress oxide inks are amazing on the coloured card base

I've got a 3 day work week this week so hopefully Easter weekend will mean I can get back into the studio and have some R&R

Have a great Saturday xx

Jen xx

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Happy Easter

Morning LIMettes

It's the first week of the month at Less Is More and we have a new sponsor with Lili Of The Valley and a colour challenge to use 3 pastels

I just had to use this mega seeet image how can you not love it!


I've not set foot in my craft room for pretty much 3 weeks now ... work has over taken my life due to some stuff that has happened which has meant long days and weekend working (I pretty have a policy I don't work weekend so that's how bad it actually is)
I'm hoping that this will ease off but for the next month it will be as bad !

Have a great Saturday ... hopefully I'll get some time to visit you this week

Jen xxx 

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Hey, Chick!

Morning LIMettes, I have been away in Vienna this week with work so it's a little crazy. We have another challenge for you at less is more this week and it's to use a frame.  I still cannot get onto blogger using my laptop so iPad this time.
I could not resist using this cute chick from Stampin Up peeping out of the inserted frame !




Hope you all have a great Saturday

Jen xxx 

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Washi With Thanks

Morning LIMettes .... blogger is really not playing nice for me this week, I have had numerous issues logging into my account again so having to type this on my phone is not ideal

We have a new challenge at Less Is More this week and it's to use Washi tape on your card. If you are anything like me you have about 100 rolls just there to look pretty and never really be used!
I decided to try something a little different this week ... here is my card


I used four different washi tapes (3 from SU) and ripped tiny pieces and layered them straight into my card base. It's finished off with a sentiment from MFT cut out of teal card stock to match one of the washi tapes.

Unfortunately I'm having to work through this weekend .. acrelly busy time at work means there are not enough hours in the week

Hope you all have a fabulous Saturday

Jen xxxx 

Monday, 13 March 2017

Just James

Morning, I have one of my all time favourite LOTV characters for you today.. James. He is available over at Lily Of The Valley in digi format again.

This months Facebook challenge for is Flowers and to enter click HERE you still have a couple of days left!


Supplies:




I went on Faye Wynn-Jones Copic class a couple of weeks ago and it gave me the confidence I was lacking with my copics... I was still using them the same way you do Promarkers even though they are a different type of pen, so I thought I would give James some fur and a cloudy back ground.

Hope you have a great Monday

Jen xxx