Sunday 29 April 2012

Hunting For Treasure

Afternoon blogland!!! Just a really quick post today to show you the card I made for Lizy's son Keiran for his 4th birthday.... now my treasure map is pretty hopeless lol but aren't these Nellie Snellen images adorable!!

Card Recipe:
Image: Nellie Snellen
ProMarkers & FlexMarkers & Polychromos
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

Ok that's all from me today.... got to be quick... crazy afo ahead!!

Jen xx

Saturday 28 April 2012

Even More Flowers....

Morning LIMettes... So this week Mandi and Chrissie have given us a choice of sketch... Here is my little card....

Less Is More: #65 Sketch


Card Recipe:
Pink Petticoat Plum printed onto Pearl card
Sentiment & Die: MFT Die-namics
Felt: Ladybug Crafts Ink

Ok that's all from me today....

Jen xxxx

A Lap Full of Kittens..... Sketch saturday # 205

Morning Sketchers.... I can't believe it's Saturday again and my house is a tip... Not only do I still not have a Kitchen but the bathroom was ripped out yesterday.... chaos all around really lol...
Anyhow on to this weeks fab Sketch Saturday challenge with a gorgeous sketch done by Jo... Here it is...

Here is my interpretation... I've had this digi ages and thought it was far to lovely not to use...

We are sponsored this week by the fab "The Craft Barn"

Card Recipe:
Image: A Day Of Daisies Lap Full of kittens
DPs: My MInds Eye Dilly Dally
ProMarkers & FlexMarkers
Pearls: Hobby House
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat

OK... I'll hopefully be back shortly with this weeks Less Is More challenge and then off to a 4 year olds birthday party...

Jen xxx

Friday 27 April 2012

Daisy, Daisy....

I have a little card I made for you today using this months Stampin Up Purchase ... Sizzix Bigz Daises.... but it's nothing like cards I normally make at all...

CASual Fridays: #50 April Showers Brings May Flowers
Freshly Made Sketches: #32

Card Recipe:
Sizzix Daisies for Stampin Up
DPs: My Minds Eye
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish from Pink Gem Designs
Pearls: Hobby House

Ok that all from me today ... I'll be back tomorrow with a new challenge at Sketch Saturday and hopefully I'll manage to squeeze in Less Is More as well...

Jen xxx

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Floral Garden

Just a really quick card today... a little note-let for a parcel I need to send... Took about 2 minutes to make using a scrapbook digi item from shabby princess printed onto pearl card..

Less Is More: #64 How Charming 

Card Recipe:
Floral Garden: Shabby Princess Promise Collection
Charms: The Hobby House
Twine: Making Memories
Beads from stash

Ok hopefully back with something that took a little longer to make tomorrow....

Jen xx

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Awesome Dude!

Evening all... thought I would sneek in a little card today to share... I think I'm aching all over either that or my body is numb lol... Anyhow enough waffling.... Here is the fab Casper...

Pollycraft Monday: #137 Arabella's Sketch

Totally Gorjuss: #128 Boys Toys

Card Recipe:
Image & Sentiment: Pollycraft Casper Silvermist
DPs: Beach Babe (I know!!!) from Fancy Pants
ProMarkers & FlexMarkers

Ok... I'll be back tomorrow.... Need to go to Ikea tomorrow to collect a missing kitchen cabinet ... typical!!

Jen xxx

Magnum Candy Winner......

Sorry I'm a day late but the winner of the super cute Magum stamp below is....

No 7... Joanne

Jo, please can you email me here with your address and I'll get your prize out to you asap...

Jen xxxx

Monday 23 April 2012

Magnum & Lily Go On Holiday... Sketch N Stash #86 Doreen's Sketch

I'm back again with another fab challenge from Sketch N Stash and this week the lovely Doreen has made us a fab sketch... Here it is...

We are sponsored by the lovely Emma over at Crafty Emma's Store...

Here is my little card...

Card Recipe:
Image & Sentiment: Magnum and Lily On Holiday Ladybug Crafts Ink
ProMarkers & FlexMarkers
DP: Pink Petticoat
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Card Candy

Ok... think that's it from me today... taking up the old kitchen vinyl tiles is calling me ...

Jen xxx

Victory Kid.... Cards For Men #9 Texture

Morning blogland... now I really haven't a clue where the last 2 weeks has gone but it's time for another challenge at Cards For Men and this week we have a fab theme and a fab sponsor  KennyK ....

The theme this week is ..... TEXTURE.... we want to see you add lots of texture to your projects. Here is my creation using images from our sponsor this week.. .

The Sweet Stop: #155 Pick a Sketch

Card Recipe:
Image: Victory Kid from KennyK
ProMarkers & FlexMarkers
DPs: We R Memory Keepers Travel Light (mag freebie)
Die-namics Stacking Stars
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl

I'll be back very soon with this weeks Sketch N Stash...


Sunday 22 April 2012

Flourish Of Flowers

So today I stumbled across a new challenge blog, The Paper Players, so thought I would give it a go and use my newest stash.. the infamous Fanciful Flourish from Cheery Lynn... Here is my card...

Now Lizy and I had been trying to get one of these for a few weeks and no one had one and then last weekend I managed to stumble upon Pink Gem Designs and they happened to have them in stock so I treated myself (and Lizy) and bought us one each... I ordered Friday night at 11pm and they were here Monday morning... now that is what you call service!!!

Charisma Cardz: #15 Shabby Chic
Opus Gluei:  #115 Flourish
The Paper Players: #92 Nance's Sketch

Card Recipe:
DPs: My Minds Eye Stella Rose Hazel
Dies: Fanciful Flourish from Cheery Lynn, Flower Trio from MTF Die-namics
Felt: Ladybug Crafts Ink
Pearls: The Hobby House

So I'll be back tomorrow with new challenges from Sketch N Stash and Cards For Men... I'm off to catch up on some much needed visiting of your lovely blogs....

Jen xxx

Saturday 21 April 2012

Charming Butterfly

Morning LIMettes.... I'm actually managing to be here first thing this week.... before the crazy-ness begins... Firstly want to apologise as I didn't get to visit many people last week ... will try harder lol..

Anyhow onto this weeks Less Is More challenge which is a theme of..
How Charming
So we need to use a charm on our creations this week....

Less Is More: #64 Theme "How Charming"
CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 49 

Card Recipe:
Charm: The Ribbon Girl
DP: Pink Petticoat Blueberry printed on pearl card, Lots of Dots,
Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Tag & Sentiment: Stampin Up

Ok ... must run... I have some quick samples to put together for my demo at Hobbycraft later...hopefully be back tomorrow...

Jen xx

Make A Wish.. Sketch Saturday #204

Morning Sketchers... Well it's wet here in Bolton today ... again... and I'm demonstrating in Hobbycraft later today and then out later with Lizy tonight (Can't wait), the plasterer has been here since 7 so I'm going to spend the morning crafting a little...
Anyhow enough waffling and onto this weeks Sketch Saturday Sketch by the fabulous Jo....  Here is the Sketch..

And my interpretation...

I'm really sorry about the photo... trying to take photos around the new bathroom suite is a nightmare.. it's blocking the natural light!!

Our sponsor this week is "Page of Memories" and we have a prize of 2 Nikki & Friends stamps of the winners choice...

CES: #82 Button It

Card Recipe:
Image: Penny Black
ProMarkers & FlexMarkers
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
DPs: First Edition Summer Breeze
Buttons from stash

Ok... I'll be back in a bit with this weeks Less Is More.... and then the crazy day begins...

Jen xx

Friday 20 April 2012

I'm With Genius

Afternoon all... Just a fun card for a Friday afternoon to throw in with all the chaos that's going on in my house... Was looking through my digi stash and found this little gem from tiddly inks that I had forgotten about...

Freshly Made Sketches: #31 Rita's Sketch

Here Comes The Boys: #25 For Tiddly Peeps

Card Recipe:
Image: Tiddlyinks
ProMarkers & FlexMarkers
DPs: My Minds Eye Out Of The Blue
Seam Binding and Twine: The Ribbon Girl

Ok.. see you tomorrow...

Jen xxx

Thursday 19 April 2012

Swirly Pearls

So been crazy last couple of days... BI manager by day, Builders labourer by night... Or that's what it feels like.. Anyhow, night free from that tonight, they are coming to fit new boiler tomorrow, plaster Saturday, coat of paint Sunday then hopefully new kitchen can start going in Monday or Tuesday... This is what it looks like now...

So I've just made a really quick card... Using simple doodle lines across the card and then where the lines cross add a pearl or 10 lol.... I quite like it....

Less Is More: #63 One Layer ... Doodling

Card Recipe:
Pen, Pearl Card and pearls in shades of purple from Mei flower...

I'll be back tomorrow...

Jen xxxx

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Chester Goes Shopping... Crafting For All Seasons #25 Anything But A Card

Afternoon bloggers.... oh my where has April disappeared to... I can't believe its time for another Crafting For All Seasons challenge where this week the theme is
Anything But A Card
Now I always panic a bit, and think that maybe I should start scrap-booking with these, but I decided since I was mid kitchen renovation I would make a little fridge shopping list hanger...  Here is the super cute Chester...

Pollycraft Monday: #136 Cute Critters
Divas' By Design: #31 Anything but a card

Card Recipe:
Image: Polly Craft Chester
ProMarkers & FlexMarkers
Ribbon & Dewdrops: The Ribbon Girl

sorry I'm rushing this....  I'll hopefully be back soon...

Jen xxxx

Monday 16 April 2012

Happy Birthday Grandma

Morning... So it was my Grandma's 85th Birthday on Saturday and here is the card I made for her.... I've kept it really simple....

Photo's are terrible... serves me right for rushing them... sorry....

I Love ProMarkers: #112 White On White
Passion For ProMarkers: #144 White On White
My Mums Craft Shop: #52 It's A Celebration
Cute Card Thursday: #212 Spring Flowers
The Sweet Stop: SSS154 Free Sketch (without the spin)

Card Recipe:
Image: Wryn With Flowers from Tiddlyinks
ProMarkers & FlexMarkers
Lace: The Ribbon Girl
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug
Gems & Pearls: Stash

Ok, I'll be back tomorrow....

Jen xxxx

Sunday 15 April 2012

Doodling With WOW ...

So I'm a bit behind on Less Is More this week... Kitchen was delivered yesterday so trying to sort out final prep for boiler coming out tomorrow and plastering to start Tuesday...
So I decided it would be a little rude not to use the WOW powders I won from Less Is More last week and cam up with this little number...

I added the doodling using a quickie glue pen and then added embossing powder to it... works like a treat!!

Less Is More: #63 One Layer Doodling

Card Recipe: (OK being lazy....)

Don't forget I have candy...

Current Candy... Ends 23rd April
Click Here To Enter....

See you tomorrow...

Jen xxxx

Beautiful Day... The Ribbon Girl April Colour Challenge

So a few weeks ago I got an email from Mary and Andrea over at The Ribbon Girl asking if I would like to be their Guest Designer for their April Colour challenge... I thought about it for about a millisecond and said yes.  

As you are all probably aware I love ribbon and all things like that and since I stumbled upon The Ribbon Girl when I started blogging only last year my collection has only increased (naughty).  Mary and Andrea supported my Macmillan Challenge last year by sending huge bag of ribbon ends.

Anyhow onto this month colour challenge.... So the colour theme this month is......

And the inspiration photo below.....

 There are two fabulous prizes.... An Mini Kit from The Ribbon Girl

And from the fab LOTV a....

 So here is my card....

Card Recipe:
Ribbon & Buttons: The Ribbon Girl
DPs: Pink Petticoat
Sentiment & Die: MFT Die-namics from Dies to Die For

Right, I'm off to make my Less Is More card for this week and then more renovation work :-(

Jen xx