Thursday 30 June 2011

The Girl With The Tiny Blue Butterfly in Her Hair

Charisma Cardz are having a DT call so I just had to do this weeks challenge as they were one of the first challenges I entered when I started blogging... I now just need to email them with my cards. 
Tonight's card started off as an Ice Cream recipe for Raspberry Ripple but I could not resist colouring the little butterfly blue lol. Here she is....

Sketch Saturday: #161
Charisma Cardz: #26 Ice Cream Colours ( Raspberry Ripple)
I Love Promarkers: #72 Include Flowers ( On Stamp)
Lili of the Valley: #103 Celebrate
The Ribbon Girl: Pink & Cream
Divas By Design: Die Cuts & Punches ( Butterflies, Nestie)
Flutterby Wednesday: #160 Open

Hmm that's a lot more than normal lol

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV Millie Just For You
Promarkers: Pink Carnation, Fuchsia, buttercup, mustard,
almond, marsh, pear, ivory, cobalt, pastel blue,
putty, sun kissed pink, cool grey 5
DPs: First Edition Dessert Blooms
Punch: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: Ribbon Girl (spotty turned upside down)
Dew Drops: Ribbon Girl
Sentiment: LOTV

Hope you like her.... I'll Be back Saturday

Jen xx

Wednesday 29 June 2011

Mum.... Look What I Caught!!!

I've completely fallen in love with Polly Craft images so thought I would use another one today.  Here he is...

Polly Craft Challenge: #99 Make a Splash ( been fishing...sorry frogging lol......)
Craft your Passion: #64 Seeing Red
Mojo Monday: # 127 Sketch
Crafting for all Seasons: #4 Red, White & Blue

Card Recipe:

Image: Slides & Swings from Polly Craft
Promarkers: cinnamon, cocoa, tan, putty, almond, bright green,
lime, poppy, berry red, midnight, china blue, cobalt, umber,
sun kissed pink, warm grey 3
DPs: Shabby Princess Celebrate
Seam Binding & Bakers Twine: Ribbon Girl
Sentiment: PC Font - Big Log

Hope you all have a great day

Jen xx

Tuesday 28 June 2011

Fancy a Cupcake?

Thought I'd do a little card tonight with main inspiration coming from Cupcake craft challenges " Cooking Up a Storm". I wanted to do a "Pretty & Distressed" look... Hope I mastered it...

To distress the paper  I used a Acrylic Nail sanding block ( love these as they are so easy to hold and really cheap) once I had torn the edges.  it works wonders especially on printed paper.


Cupcake Craft Challenges: #148 Cooking Up a Storm
Little Claire's: #10 Pink & Brown
Sketch n Stash: #64

Card Recipe:
Image: Little Claire
Promarkers: Tan, Marsh Green, Fuchsia, Pink Carnation
DPs: Pink Petticoat Little Big Dots Mocha
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat Sweet Treats Sentiments
Seam Binding: The Ribbon Girl - Pink Tulip
Buttons & Twine: The Ribbon Girl

Hope you like it

Jen xx

Monday 27 June 2011

Organic Flower Trio

Well after a long day at work and BBQ at Lizy's I thought I should make at least one card to keep me on track with my 100 card challenge.  The circles I cut out for apertures from this weeks Less Is More Sketch challenge were still on my desk so I thought I would utilise them in another entry. 

I've tried to go for something a little bit different but I have kept the colours very muted. I used scraps of the first edition paper to line the inside and then used the circles to bridge the front of the card together where I cut it into pieces to give the impression of the border across the trio.  The wooden flowers are from Kars and the pearls from Hobby House.  Fairly simple but I like it...Hope you do too...

I'm off to read a few chapters on my kindle.... hope you all have a good Tuesday

Jen xxx

Sunday 26 June 2011

Every Man's Home is His Castle

On my way yesterday to help my BF move flat ( he's going from 17th floor to the 1st in the same building) I popped in to a little craft shop in Farnworth, Bolton - Crafty by Nature and found a little gem of a stamp set that I knew would be perfect to make him a little house warming card. Here it is:

The Sweet Stop: Sketch 114
Here Come the Boys: #5 Spots and Stripes

Card Recipe:

Image: Hoist The Flags ( Lindsay Mason for Personal Impressions).
Memento Ink: Rich Cocoa
DP: MME Asparagus ( from scrap box)
Green Card: Co-ordinations

Hope you like it... I'm off to Lizy's now to drop some stuff off and a good old chin wag I'm sure...

Jen xx

Saturday 25 June 2011

Summer Fields

Morning LIMettes, well it's Saturday yet again and I'm not up as early as I normally am this week.  Anyhow Lady & Diva LIM have given us a sketch this week at Less Is More and I had about a million ideas so you may see me a couple of times this week lol... here is the card I made...

Using a coloured card blank in pale yellow (I do like not white card blanks if you hadn't all already noticed lol),  I have put 3 circles into the co-ordination card with a nestie and then raised this off using foam pads ( I know... but they don't squash lol) and put DP behind it... It's finished off with the little butterflies. I have left it without a sentiment as I am going to use it as a little notelet. Simple


Less Is More: Week 21 Sketch

Card Recipe:

DPs: First Edition Daydream (Birthday Pressie from my Mum)
Green Card: Co-ordinations.
Butterfly: Martha Stewart Punches
Pearls: Hobby House

Hope you all have a fab day... I may or may not be back a little later depending on how I get on with Rosie & Ians table plan lol....

Jen xxx

Black Cats For Sale

This week's One Stop Craft Challenge is "Get Well Soon" and the DT have been using designs from the sponsor "A Day For Daisies".  I absolutely love these designs and had already purchased a couple more.... Here is my card for this week

I thought I would have another go at that fab cloud technique... this time I applied a little more ink and I think the effect is much better....
Card Recipe:

Image: Black Cats for Sale - A Day For Daisies
Promarkers: Cool, Warm, Ice Greys 4+ 5, Marsh Green, Honeycomb, Spice
Faber Castell Polychromos + sansodor
Paper: From Scrap Draw ( Yellow is Bazzil I believe)
Dew Drops: Ribbon Girl
Sentiment is PC printed

Hope you have time to visit the Design Team this week and see there fab cards....

Have a great weekend xx

Jen xx

Friday 24 June 2011

The Little Mermaid

I was looking through the challenges I had not got round to this week I found a couple I fancied having a go at.  When I found out Polly Crafts was Travel/Holidays I thought this little mermaid would be perfect... Here she is...


Polly Craft Challenge: Travel/Holidays
Cupcake Crafts: #147 Sketch
I Love Promarkers : Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz: White + 1 Colour
Do it With Digi's: Monochrome

Card Recipe:

Image: Polly Craft - Mermaid from Enchant & Explore Kit
Promarkers: Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Turquoise, Putty,
Sunkissed pink, Buttercup, Mustard.
Papers: Stampin Up Sweet Pea Collection.
Card Stock: Co-ordinations
Embossing Folder: Sizzix
Seam Binding: The Ribbon Girl
Glossy Accents on the pearl
Pearls: The Hobby House

Hope you all have a good weekend.  I'll be back in the morning for Less Is More....

Jen xxx

Little Blue Bird

Well what a manic week.. thank you everyone for the birthday wishes and I promise I'll post my blog candy soon.....

I've managed to get a little time in the craft room today as I really wanted to enter the Design Team call at Polly Crafts.  If you haven't already seen it, this is open until Sunday ( Wish I had seen it a little earlier...).  I'm fairly new to their designs but they are just so cute and when Lizy mentioned the DT call I just had to give it a little try with a simple CAS design.... Really hope you and the guys at Polly Craft like it...

I have used a paper piecing technique by printing the digi image onto digi paper. I've only used promarkers being used on the little blue bird.  I've added a little faux stitching around the edges. The DPs are a new freebie I downloaded from Summertime Designs and they are just gorgeous.

Inspired By:

Polly Crafts: DT Call image

Card Recipe:

Image: Polly Craft Freebie - Blue's Branch
Promarkers: Cobalt Blue, China, Mustard, Moss
Papers: Summertime Designs A little Spring in your step.
Font: Giddy Up STD
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Pearls: The Hobby House

Hope you all like it

Jen xxx

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Happy Birthday To Me....

Well it's June 22nd which means that it's my birthday and I have blog candy to give away very soon (just need to take a little photo lol) !!!! Here is a little card i made for myself ....

Inspired by 3 CAS challenges this week...

Less Is More: Monogram
Clean & Simple: Sketch 145
CAS-ual Fridays: Blocks Of Colour

Card Recipe:

Paper: Stampin Up Sweet Pea Stack, Co-ordinations.
Glitter from stash
Sentiment printed from PC

Hope you all have a fab day....

Jen xxx

Monday 20 June 2011

Have a Blast of a Birthday - Cards For Men DT

Well this weeks Cards for Men Challenge has a theme of stars and is sponsored by The Stamp Boutique.  They supplied some lovely images this week and I decided to use this one:

Hope you all have time to visit the rest of the design teams cards this week... they are fab as always.  Sorry this is such a quick post but I don't seem to have time to think today lol.

Card Recipe:
Image: The Stamp Boutique
Promarkers: Poppy, Burgundy, pastel blue, Ice Grey 1,2, silver
DPs: Pink Petticoat from the Big Fella Collection
Red card from stash.

Thanks for visiting

Jen xx

Sunday 19 June 2011

Beach Comber.....

Well I was suppose to be spending yesterday afternoon cleaning etc, but last week at Doncaster I treated myself to a set of Inkylicious Ink Dusters and I was dying to have a go.... When I saw that the challenge at Crafting for All Seasons was Summer I knew this A Day for Daisies image was perfect to add a few clouds to.... It's far from perfect for a first attempt but here it is....

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Crafting For All Seasons: Summer
Paper Play: At the Beach
A Spoon Full Of Sugar: Splish Splash

Card Recipe:

Image: A Day For Daisies - Treasure
Promarkers: Tan, Poppy, Buttercup, Mustard, Satin, Putty, pumpkin, ginger
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress in Tumbled Glass
Stripe Paper: Pink Petticoat
Red Card: Stash
Seam Binding & Twine: Ribbon Girl
Button: Stash
Glitter: Clear from Stash
Punch: Martha Stewart
Font: Angelina

I'm off diving today, hence why this post is so early....I may be back later, you never know....

Jen xxx

Saturday 18 June 2011

I Do

I'm back with another little creation today before I get on with a Table Plan and my DT work.... It's wedding season and I have a few that I'm going to over the next few months so I am getting ahead of myself with this card....

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Passion For Promarkers: Here Comes the Bride
Sketch n Stash:  Sketch # 63
My Mums Craft Shop: Seeing Spots

Card Recipe:

Stamp: LOTV I Do
Promarkers: Almond, Tan, Umber, Bluebell, Cobalt,
Cool Grey 1-5, Blossom, Sunkissed Pink, Olive Green.
Paper: Pink Petticoat
Pearls: Hobby House
Font: Homemade Apple Pie
Blue Paper: Anna Marie Designs

Hope you are all enjoying the day...

Jen xx

Rosie & Ian

Morning LIMettes well it's Saturday again and no matter how I try to have a lie in I always seem to wake up and be drawn to my craft room....
This week the theme at Less Is More is Monogram. Here is a card I needed to make for a wedding... Although now I've made it I'm not sure if this counts but then Chrissie and Mandi will put me right lol

Card Recipe:
Font: Hill House done in Illustrator
Ribbon: Stash
Pearls: Hobby House

Hope you all have a fab Saturday think I'll spend the morning in the craft room

Jen xxx

Thursday 16 June 2011

Goofing Around at Golf.....

Another quick make today with a Disney CAS style fathers day card.... This isn't for any challenges I just wanted to show it to you all....

Card Recipe:

Image: Disney Colouring sheet from Google
Promarkers: Apricot, Ginger, Tan, Cobalt, Powder Blue,
Cool Grey 1, Warm Grey 5, Satin, Poppy
Font: Waltograph
Card Blank: Papermania

At least it's Friday tomorrow

Jen xx

Up for a Little Golf?

Well I feel like I've not been here for ages.. work has overtaken again this week so this has been the first opportunity with a couple of last minute father day orders ( Typical ... and I made twice as many as I had orders for!!!).  Here is one of them.....

I'm Entering this into the following challenges:

Cupcake Crafts: Boy Oh Boy
The Sweet Stop: Sketch 111

Card Recipe:

Image: Google...I was desperate
Promarkers: Almond, Tan, Cinnamon, Pear, Marsh
Paper: My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus
Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Button: From Stash (Vintage)
Font: Courier New

Hope you all have had a good week... There are more on the way.  But I really need to catch up on some commenting too...

Jen xxx

Sunday 12 June 2011

Cat in a Box

Well I'm back after spending more money than planned at Stamp Magic in Doncaster and I just thought I would throw together this little card as it's my friend's birthday at the end of the week and she just loves cats....

It's was really easy to make in that I simply stamped the image straight onto the Kraft card blank and then coloured in the paw prints lol.... I think it's pretty perfect for this weeks Less Is More Challenge "In the FRAME".

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Little Claire Cat in a Box

Hope you all had a fantastic Weekend.  I've now got some wedding invites to design for the Sis in Law ( Hmmm volunteered myself for that one didn't I lol)
Jen xxx

Computer Fun

Well an afternoon of crafting yesterday only produced one card .....But at least it's one I needed to make lol.... Here it is.

sorry about the focus on the camera, had to use my BFs and just couldn't seem to get it to focus on more than 1 point ~:-(

I'm Entering this into the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday: #159 Sketch
Ladybug Crafts Ink: Male Theme
LOTV Thursday Challenge: Anything Goes

Card Recipe

Image: LOTV Computer Fun
Promarkers:Denim, Pastel Blue, Black, Cool Grey 1-5, Burgundy,
Berry, Poppy, Meadow Green, Almond, Sunkissed Pink, Buttercup, Cocoa, Tan
FC Pencils & Sansodor
DPs: Pink Petticoat Big Fella Collection
Rick Rack: Capture the Magic
Craftwork cards white candy coloured with denim blue promarker
Font: A Little Pot

Hope you all have a great weekend..... I'm sure I'll have some new goodies to play with after my visit to Stamp Magic in Doncaster today....

Thanks for visiting

Jen xxxx

Saturday 11 June 2011

I Love My Swing

Morning LIMettes.... well it's Saturday again and we all know what that means.... Less Is More and this week it's One Layer Card with a theme of in the FRAME.  Here is my entry.....

Card Recipe
Promarkers: Pink Carnation, Almond, Tan, Buttercup, Lavender, Poppy
Image: A Day For Daisies I Love My Swing

Hope you all have a great day.... I'm off to Lizy's later and then Doncaster tomorrow for the craft show.

Jen xx

A Puppy For Fathers' Day - OSCC DT

Well it's Saturday again and time for another challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge and this week the theme is "Fathers Day" sponsored by Robyn's Fetish.  Here is my card....

Hope you make the time to visit the rest of the DT and a big apology for those I didn't get to comment on last time due to naughty mr. blogger.

Card Recipe
Promarkers: Cocoa, caramel, tan, sunkissed pink, cardinal red
Image: Robyn's Fetish Puppy

Hope you all have a great weekend

Jen xx

Friday 10 June 2011

Cheesecake Wish

I don't seem to make as many cards to order at the moment which is a shame, but I really like making them when they are for someone specific.. it makes them seem far more personal.   Here is one I made for a special sister....

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft: Things With Tails
I Love Promarkers: #69 Sketch

Card Recipe:

DPs: MME Fine & Dandy
Image: Penny Black Cheesecake Wish
Promarkers: Tan, Mustard, Buttercup, Almond, Putty,
Sunkissed Pink, Soft Green, Meadow green
Ribbon: American Crafts
Dewdrops: The Ribbon Girl

Hope you like it....

Jen xxx

Thursday 9 June 2011

Sweetheart In Red....

Just a quick one for tonight but I thought I would make a little card for my other half to go with a present I got for him and had this idea of tone on tone buttons in the form of a heart.... Here it is...

It's simply a heart hand drawn in a faux stitch and cut out and then filled with a selection of buttons from my stash. This is then mounted on red card (10cm by 10cm).  And since it is monotone, it's another perfect entry into this weeks Less Is More Monochrome Challenge...

Hope you like it...

Jen xxx

Wednesday 8 June 2011

The Biker Girl with the Purple Hair

It's not very often that my own dear brother asks me to make a card for him.... but I was even more surprised when he asked for a "Biker Girl with Purple Hair! for an 18th at work.....  And where was the first place I had to turn for an image... Kenny K of course and I wasn't let down...This image is perfect.... here it is....

I'm entering this into the following challenges....

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz: Sketch
Crafty Catz: Lots of Circles (Wheels, nesties, spotty paper)
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

Card Recipe
Image : Kenny K Biker Girl
Promarkers: Cool Grey 1-5, Black, Aubergine, Almond,
Sunkissed Pink, sky blue, soft lime
DPs: Pink Petticoat
Font: Homemade Apple Pie
Ribbon: Scrap from stash

Hope you like it.... It's a different one for me lol...

Jen xxx

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Time is a Companion

Seems I am on a roll now with monotone cards and this one was simply an accident using shades of brown.  I followed the sketch from Clean & Simple # 143 and used the Tim Holtz stamps again... I'm loving these... Here it is...

Now the backing card seems lighter on the photo in real life.. I'm not really liking the photo at all.

Since it is monotone I might as well show it at Less Is More ( they may get sick of me this week lol)....

Here is what I used.....
Card Recipe
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Stamps: Stampers Anon Playful Journey
Card: Stash
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Punch: Martha Stewart

Hope you all have a great day...
Jen xx

Armchair Bear CAS Style

I really am going back to my routes with a more clean and simple style and although I really do mix up my card styles CAS is where I started. This little number didn't start off this way, in fact I just couldn't find a DP the right colour so I gave up and decided to cut it out and put it straight on a card blank that I had printed a sentiment onto. I love it so much I'm going to do the same with a couple more images as quick fathers day cards. Here it is...

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
CES Challenge - Clean & Simple
Do It With Digis - It's All About the Boys ( Used Digi Sentiment).

Card Recipe
Promarkers: Cardinal, Caramel, Cocoa, Sandstone,
Putty, Cool Grey 1, Cornflower, China Blue, Cobalt Blue, Blender
Image: LOTV Armchair Bear
Font: Champagne & Limousines and Homemade Apple Pie

Hope you have a fab day and thanks for visiting....

Jen xxx

Monday 6 June 2011

Being Together - Cards for Men DT

It's Monday again and time for another challenge at Cards for Men and this week its Black & Blue and we are sponsored by Heartsong Designs.  Here is my card....

I've used the Hot Air Balloon image from the sponsor and coloured in the balloon part with promarkers ( Mignight & Powder blue).  I then cut this out and added in some twine from The Ribbon Girl.  I then re-printed the image in some kraft paper to get the basket.  The clouds are made from cotton wool and I've used an image from Scrap-a-Licious. 

Hope you all get to visit the rest of the fab DT.  Enjoy the challenge and good luck

Jen xxx

Sunday 5 June 2011


Well I did get a little telling off yesterday for replacing the white with pink at Less is More and I should have probably done shades of pink so I thought I would have another crack at a fully Monotone card... this time with shades of purple.... Here is my very simple card....

The stamp is from Penny Black Allegro T for Transparent inked with Memento Grape Jelly, the ribbon from stash and I've added just a touch of Faerie Kisses Diamond Sparkles...

I'll be back tomorrow.....

Jen xxx

Field of Flowers...

This weeks My Partner in Crafting Crime is to use an Uncoloured Image so I thought I would give this a go...So using the sketch from The Sugar Bowl #61 (Theme - Love) and an yet to be inked Gorjuss stamp here is the card.....

The image is Poppy Fields and I have stamped this with Emboss ink and the heat embossed it using black powder (just to stop it looking so flat). The papers are from Stampin Up's Sweet Pea stack and I've made little rolled roses using a circle nestie and cutting it into a spiral. A few pearls from the hobby house are added around the flowers. It's finished off with a simple sentiment printed off from PC ( font is Anke Print).

I'm entering it into the following challenges....

My Partner in Crafting Crime -  Uncoloured Image 
The Sugar Bowl - #61 Sketch with optional Love/Wedding Theme
Diva's in Design - Florals
A Spoonful of Sugar - 154 Flower Power

Hope you like it.... I think I quite like the non-coloured effect


Saturday 4 June 2011


Well I have had a manic afternoon transforming my craft room from the mess below.... after my ribbon storage fell over and broke :-(

to this.....

But I thought I would sneak in a little card using Aeroplane from LOTVs latest release and following the sketch from The Sweet Stop # 111. 

I've coloured this in with promarkers ( satin, sandstone, cool grey 1, caramel, almond, sunkissed pink, mustard, buttercup, pear green, marsh green, moss & blender).  The DPs are from a fabulous set that arrived in the post this morning thanks to the wonderful as a gift to help me get to the magic 100 cards from Mandi... they are Stampin Ups Sweet Pea stack and they are gorgeous and I now want to buy more Stampin Up stuff.....
Twine is from the ribbon girl and buttons ( I think they are basic grey) are from stash.  I've printed off a simple sentiment from my PC using homemade apple pie font.

I'm entering this into the following challenges...

The Sweet Stop - #111 Sketch
Charisma Cardz - #22 Something that Flies
Craft Your Days Away - #21 Fathers Day

Hope you like it.... I'm off to watch CSI now

Jen xx

Black & Pink - Monochrome @ LIM

Happy Saturday LIMettes.... Can't believe it's time for another challenge at Less is More and this week it's monochrome.  So I thought about traditional Black and White... but in the end I thought the pink would be far more dramatic... here it is...

The stamps are Tim Holtz from stamper anonymous and they are stamped with black memento onto a pink card blank that I had previously ruined lol.  This is then cut out with a nestie. I've added yet another butterfly and then I've then used an embossing folder (I'll try and find out the name lol) and then and a little bit of ribbon.  It was a 6 x 6 card blank but due to the embossing folder not being quite wide enough... I had to trim it slightly lol.

I'll be back later in the week and I promise I'll have time for some more commenting this week :-)



Wednesday 1 June 2011

Champion Ted

Well. fathers day is just around the corner and there are few challenges that are "Man" focused especially from the new challenge " Here Comes the Boys" with a theme this week of Father/Husband and since I managed the Top 3 on last times challenge I thought I would have another bash.
I've used the sketch from Sketch Saturday #157  and I'm entering it into Crafting For All Season #2 - Fathers Day and Passion for Promarkers - Sporting Marvels. I thought I would use another of the new LOTV stamps and here is my card....

The image is LOTV No 7 Bear and have coloured this in with promarkers ( Putty, Cardinal, Caramel, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna and Cool Grey 1). The spotty black paper is Pink Petticoat and the Twine from the Ribbon Girl.  Buttons and white ribbon are from my stash... Sentiment is courier and printed from PC.

Hope you like it....

Jen xx