Tuesday 31 January 2012

Enjoy Every Day....

Evening... I have another card to share with you today...using my newest Pollycraft image that I got for being a favourite over at the challenge... it fits in perfectly as it has my favourite thing on it... Butterflies... Here she is....

Pollycraft: #125 Favourite Things Butterflies, Green Eyes,
Fussy and Fancy Friday: #55 Polka Dots
Make It Monday :#74 Use a Digi
Mojo Monday: #226

Card Recipe:
Image & Sentiment: Pollycraft Sonny Honeycloud with Butterflies
DPs: MME Stella Rose Hazel
ProMarkers: Soft Green, Almond, Tea green, Dusky Rose, Pear,
FlexMarkers: Pale Pink, Sunkissed, Dusky Pink, Champagne, Sandstone, Cappuccino
Pearls: The Hobby House
White Pen

I'll hopefully be back tomorrow... as long as this silly headache goes away...

Jen xx


Morning All .... Made this quick card to show you...

On Sunday I had to made 5 good luck cards and I had some bit's a pieces on my desk and when I went to pick them up last night this gorgeous patterned paper was next to some Anna Marie purple pearl card (my fave) and I just loved the combo.... I then had to try and find a sentiment so when look for a white rub on (I have some somewhere honestly) I found these old metal words in a box of stuff I have saved for scrap booking. They were from making memories and I got them at 25% of the original price at the NEC in 2004 from a scrapbook company that was really popular then in the last hour on the Sunday when they reduced everything. Anyhow enough waffling....

Less is More: #52 Sketch

Card Recipe:
Paper: Melody Ross - Lydia
Sentiment: Making Memories
Purple Card: Annamarie
Ribbon: The Ribbon girl

I'll be back in a bit with a little Pollycraft number....

Jen xx

Monday 30 January 2012

The Black Headed Caique Parrot.... Sketch N Stash #80 Free Sketch

** This is my second post for today... Please scroll down for my Cards For Men post**

So for this fortnights Sketch n Stash you have a free choice of sketch from the last 79 of them and this is the sketch I have chosen.. 

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Cuddly Buddly Crafts...

and here is my little card... I made this for Nicole's Husband as she is still in hospital and it's his birthday tomorrow.  She asked for a parrot, so I turned this fab cockatoo from The Paper Shelter into one...

Card Recipe:
Image: The Paper Shelter
ProMarkers: Amber, warm grey 1-5, cool grey 1,2, Duck egg, Red, Umber,
FlexMarkers: Berry, Buttercup, Black, Cool Aqua, Antique White, Bright Green, Forest Green, Sunflower, Canary.
DPs: Lime Twist
Stampin Up embossing Folder
Buttons: stash
Twine: The Ribbon Girl

Looking forward to seeing what you all create...

Jen xx

Come Fly With Me... Cards For Men #3 Seeing Red

Morning All, I'm back again with another Cards for Men challenge and this fortnight we have a theme of "Seeing Red".  We are sponsored by the fab "Letraset"... so get out your ProMarkers and join in with us...

Here is my little card...

Lili's Little Fairies: #4 Oh Boy
The Sweet Stop: SSS143 

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV
ProMarkers: Almond, Warm Grey 1, Crimson, Ruby, Burgundy, Cocoa, Satin,
FlexMarkers: Sun-kissed, Champagne, Auburn, Nutmeg, Sandstone, Cappuccino, Soft Khaki,
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass
DPs: Making memories ( I think... I got it out of my scrapbook 12x12 box)

I'll be back in a bit with the new Sketch N Stash challenge...

Jen xx

Saturday 28 January 2012

Valentine Bear

I'm back again today with just a little card I've made .... in between helping my dad with his bookkeeping whilst he overtook part of my craft room...

Cupcake Craft Challenges: #176 All you need is love
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: #170 Ribbon

Card Recipe:
Image Digistamp Boutique
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl

I'll be back tomorrow ...

Jen xx

Count Your Rainbows

Wow can you believe that Less Is More is at week 52 already...  that means I've nearly been blogging for a whole year... where has that gone...

Anyhow this weeks challenge is a Sketch... and a fab one at that...

Less Is More: #52 Sketch ... with rules...

Card Recipe:
Scraps of card from draws...
Computer sentiment (original saying from inkadinkado set but was wrong direction)
Stampin Up Sizzix Embosslit: Beautiful Wings

I'll be back later...

Jen xxx

Friday 27 January 2012

You Make Me Smile

Morning All... I'm so glad it's Friday... Just a quick one from me today with a card that I made last night...

Pollycraft Mondays: #124 Warm It Up (springtime activities)
Freshly Made Sketches: #19 Jen Mitchell

Card Recipe:
Image: Pollycraft
ProMarkers: Pear, Moss, Almond, Powder Blue
FlexMarkers: Sunkissed, Cappuccino, Champagne, Sandstone,
DPs: Pink Petticoat
Scallop: memory Box
Sentiment: Inkidinkidoo

I'll be back tomorrow....

Jen xx

Thursday 26 January 2012

Ducky Egg

So I managed to get an hour in my craft studio as the traffic was on my side on the way back from Leicester and I know there are no eggs on this ... just the gorgeous duck egg colour .... it is one of my favourites and this colour combo is a complete accident caused by picking up bits off my table...

Less Is More: #51 Cut it out
Flutterby Wednesday: #87 Embossing

Card Recipe:
Ric-Rac: East Of India in Duck Egg
DPs: First Edition - Isabelle
Sizzix: Beautiful Wings (Stampin Up)
Pearls: The Hobby House

I'll be back tomorrow....

Jen xx

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Windy Day ... Crafting For All Seasons #19 Blue & White

Afternoon all... can you believe we are back with another challenge at Crafting For All Seasons. This week we have a great challenge... to use the colours "Blue & White" and we also have some fab sponsors too.... I'm using a gorgeous image from Saturated Canary...Here she is....

The winners of this weeks challenge will win prizes from our wonderful sponsors....

 Di's Digital Downloads -  a $10 gift card for one lucky winner
Pink Cat Studio - 5 digital images for our second winner


Saturated Canary - 2 digital images

Shopping Our Stash: #36 Winter Blues
The Sweet Stop: SSS142 with a spin

Card Recipe:
Image: Saturated Canary Windy Day
ProMarkers: Pastel Blue, Denim, Crimson, Ruby, Marsh, Pear
FlexMarkers: Champagne, Sandstone, Cappuccino, Auburn, Storm Blue
Copics: R00, E00, R20
Paper: Stampin up: Marina Mist Card and Designer series
Seam Binding: The Ribbon Girl

I'm in Leicester with work today and tomorrow but I should be back tomorrow night....

Have a great day...

Jen xx

Monday 23 January 2012

The Penguin Suit

Over at CAS-ual fridays they are celebrating Penguin Awareness Day using a theme of black and white... and nothing else.  I've come up with this little card....

The window for the sentiment is not quite straight though :-( and the photo is not great either but it was late last night when I was making this and we were up until 1:30am Saturday crafting...

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC #36 Penguin Suit
Less Is More: #51 Cut It Out

Card Recipe:
Stampin Up Window Punch
DP: Pink Petticoat
Sentiment: Whimsy

I'll hopefully be back tomorrow but I'm visiting Nicole in hospital so depends on what time I'm back...

Jen xx

Sunday 22 January 2012

There's a Baby on the Way....

My HR manger at work goes on Mat leave this week so I've made this little card for everyone to sign to give to her...

Willow Sketchie Challenge: Jan 19th - Pauline

Totally Gorjuss: #115 Welcome
Divas In Design: #18 New Beginnings
Paper Sundaes: #104 Paper Piecing
Sir Stampalot: January 2012
Oh La La: #96 new beginnings

Card Recipe:
Image: Pink Petticoat
Papers: Pink Petticoat

I'll be back tomorrow...

Jen xx

Love Heart

What a fab crafty weekend we are having.... Loads of cards made and more yet to do tomorrow (make that today).. So before I'm off to bed I have one more offering...

Penny Black Saturday: #185 Crafty Bargains ( Half Price Stamp)
Freshly Made Sketches: #18 Linda

Card Recipe:
Image: Penny Black Brush Heart
Paper: Stampin Up
Tag & Sentiment: Stampin Up
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl

I'll be back in the morning.....

Jen xxx

Saturday 21 January 2012


I'm having a great day crafting with the girls and here is another little card for you....

Now I have been thinking about entering the Saturated DT call for a few days and putting it off... but decided to go for it ( very last minute I know)

Sketch Saturday: #191

Card Recipe:
Image: Saturated Canary ... Winnie
ProMarkers: Gold, Ruby, Crimson, Almond, Pear, Moss, Cocktail Pink,
FlexMarkers: Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Buttercup, Blue Grey 1-4, Watermelon,Sandstone, Glacier, Cappuccino, Champagne.
DPs: My Minds Eye Gertie
Buttons: Stash
Twine: The Ribbon Girl

I'll be back tomorrow...

Jen xx

You're A Star

Morning LIMettes... I'm back again today with this weeks Less is More challenge which is to use an aperture on your card.  Here is my little card... and possible the first of a few this week as I had so many ideas...

Less Is More: #51 Cut It Out
Card Recipe:
Star Die: Sizzix
Paper: Melody Ross Lydia Collection
Kraft Card: Anna Marie

I've got a weekend full of crafting as Lizy and Kim will be here soon for our Crafty Sleep over... we are going to try out loads of new techniques over the next two days.... Can't wait...

Jen xxxxx

Cherry Blossom... One Stop Crafts #166 Under the Weather

Morning All... I'm here with this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge which is "Under the Weather".  Here is my little card....

We have 2 fab sponsors and prizes this week too...

Make the Day Special with a £10.00 gift voucher....

Fred She Said Designs with a $15.00 gift voucher 

I'll be back later with my Less is More card.... when I've made it lol....

Jen xx

Friday 20 January 2012

Monkey Love

Well.... I've finally finished a card for today... just about... been catching up on DT work... trying to desperately get ahead as I want to renovate the craft studio in the next couple of weeks so will have limited stash available... Here is my little card...

Polly Craft: #123 Bingo (button, Punch, Pollycraft Image)

Quixotic Paperie: #3

I Love ProMarkers: #100 Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday: #143 Romantic Card

Card Recipe:
Image: Pollycraft
ProMarkers: Pastel Blue, Denim, Ruby, Crimson,
FlexMarkers: Cappuccino, Sandstone, Champagne, Storm
Paper: Stampin Up
Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Buttons: Stash
Embossing folder: Country Companions

I'll be back in the morning with Less Is More and the new challenge at One Stop Crafts....

Jen xx

Thursday 19 January 2012

The Flamingo in the Tiny Polka Dot Bikini

Hello blogland.... I can't believe I've not step foot in my craft room since Sunday... where has this week gone.... Anyhow I started this card on Sunday for this weeks Less Is More "Birds" challenge but I'm not really sure I like it after finishing it off..... Here She is...

Less Is More: #50 OLC birds
Clean & Simple: #173

Card Recipe:
Image: Just Some Lines
Promarkers & Flexmarkers ( Sorry didn't write them down)
Tumbled Glass Distress ink for the clouds

I'll be back tomorrow.... and then looking forward to a crazy crafting weekend with Lizy and Kim...

Jen xx

Monday 16 January 2012

Heartsy Mae - Sketch n Stash #79

** This is my second post for today... please scroll down for my Cards For Men DT Card **

I'm back again this morning with today's Sketch n Stash and this fortnight its Julie's turn and we have this fab sketch...
We have a great sponsor My Mums Craft Shop and one lucky winner will receive a £10 Voucher...!

Here is my little card....


Card Recipe:
Image: Heartsy Mae - Some Odd Girl
FlexMarkers: black, sunkissed pink, dusky pink, linen, auburn, nutmeg, champagne,
DPs: Pink Petticoat
Embossing Folder: Sizzix
Twine & Dew Drops: The Ribbon Girl

Hope you enjoy the Sketch

Jen x
ProMarkers: pear, moss, crimson, ruby, cool grey 4,5, almond,

Submarine.... Cards For Men #2 Boys & Their Toys

Morning.... Can you believe we are half way through January already... I'm here this morning with this fortnights Cards for Men challenge which is "Boys & Their Toys".

We are sponsored by the Fab Hope Jacare....

The Sweet Stop: SSS141

Card Recipe:
Image: Hope Jacare
ProMarkers: Amber, Sky, Mandarin,
FlexMarkers: Sunflower, Dolphin, Pumpkin, Canary, Egyptian Blue, Buttercup, Sapphire
Papers: Nitwit Gingerfella
Dew Drops: The Ribbon Girl
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Font: YellowSubmarine
Glossy Accents

I'll be back in a bit with the new Sketch n Stash challenge....

Jen xx