Saturday 31 December 2011

You're My Love Machine....

Morning all, can you believe this is the last post of 2011.... I've chosen to make a card for using one of my favourite digi designers of 2011... Pollycraft... How can you resist when they are just so cute... 

Pollycraft Monday: #121 Punch It
My Mums Craft Shop: #37 Anything Goes
Mojo Monday: #221

Card Recipe:
Image: Pollycraft Tin Rose
ProMarkers: Ice Grey 1-5, Ruby, Crimson, Cardinal Red
FlexMarkers: Dusky Pink
Glossy Accents
Dewdrops & Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Papers: Pink Petticoat, Anna Marie
Heart Punches: Stash

I'll be back in 2012..... have a fab New Years Eve.....

Jen xx

Christmas Crafting Goodies

Well, I'm finally back in the land of crafting and managed a couple of hours tonight in my craft room after more than a week away from it all.... I feel refreshed to be honest.. although a little lost now I don't need to make any Christmas cards.  I just thought I'd show you what the man in red brought me in prep for my new craft room (more on that later)....

Here is my new baby... this was actually a Christmas pressie to myself with my hard earned card making pennies but I just couldn't wait any longer...

Now the second thing is something I've been trying to get for a while.... and ended up with 2 lol.....

I've spent a day going through all of my stash and will have some candy very soon ( a belated celebration of my 100th follower lol)....
I'll be back later with my last card for 2011.... where did it go?!!!?

See you later

Jen xx

Wednesday 28 December 2011

The Tooth Fairy - Crafting For All Seasons #17

Well we are back for another challenge over at Crafting For All Seasons with a theme of "Fairies"..... We have fab sponsors for you - The Stamping Boutique and Whoopsie Daisy.   I've used a cute image from The Stamping Boutique for my card today....

Sketch Saturday: #186

Card Recipe:
Image: Tooth Fairy Cynthia - The Stamping Boutique
ProMarkers: Fuchsia, Sorbet, Nutmeg, Almond, Dusky Pink, Auburn, Powder Blue
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Ribbon & Dewdrops: The Ribbon Girl

That's all from me today

Jen xx


Sunday 25 December 2011

Peas On Earth

Merry Christmas blogland.... Hope you are all having a great day!! and Santa brought you loads of crafting goodies... I'll show you what I got when I'm back from Doncaster later in the week...

Anyhow here is the card I made for Al, I try to keep his cards amusing rather than soppy...

Less Is More: #47 Just One Word
Charisma Cards: #50 Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers: #97 Anything Goes

Image: Whimsey Doodles - Peas On Earth
ProMarkers: Ruby, Crimson, Cradinal Red, Rose Pink
FlexMarkers: Forest, Chartreuse, Birtgh \green
Anna Marie Red Card
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Glitter: White from Glitter Magic

See you all later in the week....

Jen xx

Thursday 22 December 2011

My Cards For Men Blog Hop Winner!!!!

Morning All,

The winner of my prize of 3 images from Digital Delights is was won by
Mary J from

Congratulations, Mary, click on this link to have a look at Digital Delights and then email your 3 choices to Donna @

Jen xx

Tuesday 20 December 2011

Mr & Mr Rudolph

Just when I thought I'd finished all those Christmas cards I remembered I needed to make one for one of Al's Friends and his BF.... so I thought I'd use this little number from Digistamp Boutique that I'd seen a couple of weeks ago (I will stop buying digis.... honestly)...

Charisma Cards: #49 Last Minute Makes
Passion For Promarkers: #129 Celebrations
My Mums Craft Shop: #36 Cute & Funky Christmas
Totally Gorjuss: #111 Someone Special
Cutie Pie: #7 Use a Sentiment
Cupcake Crafts: #173 Sketcheroony

Card Recipe:
Image: Mr & Mrs Rudolph from Digi-stamp Boutique
ProMarkers: Black, Pear, Moss, Crimson, Cardinal Red, Cinnamon,
FlexMarkers: Auburn, Blue Grey 4, Sandstone, Nutmeg,
DPs: Pink Petticoat Fairy Lights , Green Card is Anna Marie white pearl card printed with Pink Petticoat Olive green on....
Red Anna Marie Pearl Card
Ribbon: Club Green
Gem: Stash

Hope you are all getting excited to see the man in red at weekend...

Jen xx

Monday 19 December 2011

Retro Chester

OMGosh I completely forgot about this weeks Less Is More until late last night.... serves me right for rushing around like a fool.... I've managed this little card using a very cute little digi from pollycraft...

Less Is More: #46 Music

Card Recipe:
Image: Polly Craft Retro Chester
proMarkers: Ice Grey 1-5, Ruby. Crimson,
FlexMarkers: Nuteg, Auburn, Dusky Pink, Celestial Blue
Stampin Up Word Window Punch

That's all from me for today....

Jen xx

Emo Paula.... Sketch N Stash # 77

Well there is only 6 sleeps to Christmas now... does anyone know where this year has gone? It's time for the last challenge over at Sketch n Stash....and the wonderful Sue has made this fortnightly it is....

And our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Just some Lines with one lucky winner receiving $15 to spend on their choice of digis

Anyhow, here is my little card .....

Card Recipe:
Image: Just Some Lines Emo Paula
ProMarkers: Lavender, Lilac, Amethyst, Sun-kissed Pink, Almond, Black, Cool grey 5,2, Gold, Mustard, Marsh, Olive,
Papers: First Edition Dream Catcher
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Font: Amelie

Have a great day....

Jen xx

Sunday 18 December 2011

With Love...

Yes, I'm still here just about.... had a day crafting with Lizy today, although it wasn't as productive as I'd planned I managed to finish off my last order and make this little card using the freebie in the new issue of Papercraft Inspirations issue 95 Jan-12 which dropped on my doorstop this morning.  Now I have to admit I very rarely use freebies off mags but this was just so cute I thought I'd give it a go..... I

Freshly Made Sketches: #15 Cindy Hall

Card Recipe:
Image & Sentiment: Freebie as above
ProMarkers: Ruby, Crimson, Burgundy,
FlexMarkers: Champagne, Nutmeg, Rose Peach, Blush, Celestial Blue
DPs: Pink Petticoat

I'll be back tomorrow with the new Sketch n Stash challenge and then I'll not be around much for the next week or so :-(

Hope everyone has a great Christmas...

Jen xx

Saturday 17 December 2011

Humphrey's First Christmas - OSCC #162 Christmas Sparkle

I really don't know this week has gone, I've not had time to blink never-mind do any crafting so I'm sorry for my absence from blogland.... Anyhow, it's time for another challenge over at One Stop Crafts and this week the challenge is " Christmas Sparkle".  Now I've been so busy I'm showing you a card I made for my bosses son.... 

Card Recipe:
Image: Humphrey's First Christmas
ProMarkers: Ice Grey 1-3, Burgundy, Crimson, Ruby,
Flexmarkers: Glacier Blue
DPs: Pink Petticoat
Foil It Machine

I'll be back later

Jen xx

Wednesday 14 December 2011

The Christmas Fairy CFAS #16

Can you believe it's time for another challenge at Crafting For All Seasons... Not sure where December has gone too..... The theme for this fortnights challenge is "Christmas".  I've used one of the fab images from one of our sponsors.... Isn't she cute....

Cupdake Craft Challenge: #172 Don't Look At the Light Glitter/Sparkle/Shine
Divas In Design: #17 Merry Christmas
Digital Tuesdays: #141 Winter Wonderland
MelJens: #88 Use Green ( A little or a Lot)
Mojo Monday: 219

Card Recipe:
Image: Holly Christmas Fairy MelJens
ProMarkers: Almond, Sunkissed Pink, Marsh, Olive, Ruby, Crimson
FlexMarkers: Auburn, Nutmeg
DPs: MME Stella Rose - Hazel
Ribbon & pearls from stash

The Sponsors for this challenge are:
You can see more of Tracey Malnofski's design's here at
 PRIZE: 3 digital images or 1 digital paper pack of winner's choice

You can see more of Melissa Jenkins's Designs here at 
PRIZE: Four digital images of winner's choice
Hope you get chance to visit the rest of the fab design team....
Jen xx

Saturday 10 December 2011


Happy Saturday LIMettes... and I know I'm later than usual but I'm also going to have to be quick as I'm off to Becky's for their annual Christmas Quiz night and I'm running late lol.... With a theme this week of "Let It Snow" I managed to use my favourite stamp punch ever in the method I bought it for... to produce snowflakes in the middle of a card....

Less Is More: OLC Let it Snow

Card Recipe:
Martha Stewart Punch & Gems... simple

I'll be back Monday I hope....

Jen xx

Thursday 8 December 2011

Deck the Halls

Morning... early start for me today, I hate that December is a short month at work, but I wouldn't want to work all the way through, but it means less crafting time :-(

Just a little card today, and then I prob won't be back until Sunday as I have a busy few days ahead....

Less Is More: #44 Green
My Mums Craft Shop: #35 Traditional Christmas

Card Recipe:
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Sizzix Holly Die
Memory Box Scalloped Edge ( they arrived yesterday in post so couldn't resist lol)

Hopefully I'll catch up on some commenting tonight... sorry I've not managed to visit anyone this week so far..(hangs head in shame)

Jen xx

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Is it a Plane?

I've just a little card to share with you which I made with the memory of a special person in mind who loved planes and Snoopy.... It would have been his birthday today.....

I bumped into a fairly new sketch challenge after visiting Jenny from Crafting in the Country's blog the other day and I was too late to enter that week.  The challenge wants card that are "Clean" so I thought I would give it ago.

Freshly Made Sketches: #14 Jennifer Timko

Here come the boys: #16 for the man/men in your life...
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Image: Google Images ... It's a colouring page
ProMarkers: Ruby, Crimson, Mustard, Sunflower
Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Paper: Stash
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug.
Button: Stash

Hope you have all had a great day...

Jen xx

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Snow Buds

Just a quick little card I made sunday for you today....

Sketch Saturday: #184
Pollycraft Mondays: #120 Christmas Fun
I Love Promarkers: #94 Snowmen & Snowflakes

Card Recipe:
Image: Polly craft Swings and Slides Snowbuds
ProMarkers: Burgundy, Crimson, Ruby, Ginger, Honeycomb, Sun-kissed Pink, Almond, Caramel, Sandstone, Soft Green, Orchid,
FlexMarkers: Wild Orchid
DPs: Crate Paper; Snowday
Tim Holtz Sizzix Snowflurries
Gems: The Hobby house

I'll hopefully get chance to hit the craft room tonight...

Jen xx

Monday 5 December 2011

Special Delivery...Sketch N Stash #76

**If you are looking for the Cards For Men Blog Hop - Please Scroll Down **

I'm back again with a a new challenge over at Sketch n Stash...! This fortnightly sketch was made by our very talented Chrissie and here it is...

 We have a fab sponsor for this challenge and one lucky winner will receive a Simon Say's $15 voucher..!

Here is my card, I've rotated the sketch and I do need to apologise for the terrible photo, the bad light at the moment is causing havoc and I had to lie it flat to stop the bow causing a massive shadow

Card Recipe:
Image & Sentiment: LOTV Special Delivery
ProMarkers:Warm Grey 1,2,3 Sunkissed Pink, Almond, Sandstone, Caramel, Cool Grey 1,4, Rose, Blossom,
DPs: Pink Petticoat
Ribbon: Stash ( Club Green)
Lace & Dewdrops: The Ribbon Girl

Hope you manage to drop by on the rest of the team

Jen xx

The Polar Bears.... Cards For Men #25 Blog Hop

Can you believe that another year has whizzed by and Cards for Men has now been running for two years and to celebrate we have a blog hop running as well as our usual challenge. 

The theme for our challenge is the number '2', this means you can make two cards, use two images, pairs, twinsets (card & gift), etc. We'll draw a random winner and top 3 as usual. You can get all the details and lots more ideas from the Design Team over at the main site. Here's is my PAIR of cards....

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV
ProMarkers: Sandstone, Cocoa, Moss, Blossom, Ruby, Burgundy, Crimson, Walnut, Pear, Lime, Black, Antique White (FM).
Paper: Pink Petticoat
White Flower Soft
Sentiment: PC A Little Pot
Word Window Punch from Stampin' Up

Also, we are having an Anniversary Blog Hop. You can get the full list of blogs over at Cards for Men. I am the first stop so if you arrived here from Cards For Men then you're on the right track. 

At each stop there'll be a word to collect and a candy draw. I've got  3 Images from Digital Delights to give away

"Welcome to Digital Delights, a magical place filled with my little digi creations from all walks of life. We have a wide range of digital stamps which are delivered straight to your email 24/7!!"

To be in with a chance of winning this you just need to leave a comment at the end of this post. A random winner will be drawn on 19 December 2011.

Each stop will have a word which you should collect to make a festive phrase. My word is 'AND'. At the end of the blog hop you should have 9 words, work out the phrase and leave it in the comments back at Cards for Men. The blog hop will run until midnight on 18 December 2010 and a winner will be chosen on 19 December 2011.

Your next stop is the wonderful Patricia. If you lose your way you can go back to Cards for Men to get the full list. Good luck everyone.

Jen xx

Sunday 4 December 2011

Luna & Frosty

Ok, so I managed a little more crafting today with a couple of commission cards, here is the first one....

Passion For Promarkers: #128 Sketch
Sweet Stampin: It's Snowing

Card Recipe:
Image: Polly Craft Luna & Frosty
ProMarkers: Umber, Ice Grey 3, Orchid, Amethyst, Purple, Pear, Almond, Sun-kissed Pink,
DPs: DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas
Seam Binding, Twine & Bell: The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment: PC Font Amelie

I'll be back tomorrow with fab new challenges at Cards for Men and Sketch n Stash....

Jen xx

A Birthday Wish

Can you believe the weather, I tried to get a decent pic of this yesterday but gave up and this mornings isn't much better lol....  Anyhow before I go off to do some house work I thought I'd share this with you...

The Sweet Stop: SSS137
Diva's By Design: #16 Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday: #186 - Blue, Lace, at least 3 flowers and at least one butterfly
Lili Of The Valley: #123 Anything But Christmas
Charisma Cardz: #47 Spots
Willow Sketchie: No Sketch Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV Birthday Wish
ProMarkers: Arctic, Powder Blue, Mustard, Gold, Buttercup, Sun-kissed, Almond, Maroon, Leaf, Ice Grey 2, Carnation, Fuchsia, Blossom,
FlexMarkers: Antique White
Paper: Pink Petticoat
Seam Binding & Lace: The Ribbon Girl - Tile Blue
Button: Stash
Butterfly: Martha

I may be back later on today....

Jen xx

Saturday 3 December 2011

The Little Folded Christmas Tree

Morning LIMettes... Can you believe we are up to challenge 44 already, and this week the challenge at Less Is More is the colour "GREEN". Here is my little card...

CAS-ual Fridays: #30 Tic Tac Toe - Green/Kraft/Chevrons
Folded Tree Instructions: Inkspired Treasures

Card Recipe:
Papers: My Minds Eye iIme Twist Life of the Party
Ribbon & Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Button: Stash
Embossing folder: Sizzix

Hope you have a great Saturday, I'll be back tomorrow....

Jen xxx

Snowman & Friends... One Stop Craft Challenge #160 Let It Snow

Can you believe it's December already... where has this year disappeared to. Anyhow it's time for another challenge at One Stop Crafts and this week the theme is "Let It Snow" and our sponsor is the fabulous Digi Doodle Shop who have given us some fun images to work with and the design team have put together some amazing samples which are sure to inspire you.  The winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to spend in store, and during December there is 25% of all their images, so it will go a lot further.

Here is my little card...

Card Recipe:
Image: Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Lacey Circles Nestie
Martha Stewart Snowflakes

Make sure you visit the rest of the DT including our new members....Martina, Anji, Laney, Svit, Jo I'm sure they will appreciate your visit...

I'll be back shortly I'm very sure...

Jen xx

Friday 2 December 2011

Cats Together 4 Ever and Ever

Ok I'm loving this weeks Less Is More BLING challenge... I have so many ideas.... This little number is a sample for sharon @ Glitter Perfect using an Artemio stamp...

Less Is More: #43 Bling

Card Recipe:
Image: Artemio Fat Cats
ProMarkers: Spice, Cinnamon, Honeycoombe,
Anna Marie Pearl card
Sentiment: Scrap-a-Licious

That's all from me until tomorrow....