Monday 31 December 2012

The Last One of 2012.....

So for my last card of the year.. I decided to use some of my favourite techniques and supplies... Pink Petticoat papers, kraft card, stitching and some Ribbon girl goodies... Hope you like the Combo!!!

Retro Sketches: #44

Card Recipe:
DPs: Winter Pansy Swiss Dot printed onto Kraft card
Anna Marie Purple Pearl card
Ribbon & Twine from the ribbon girl
Sentiment: Stampin Up Friendly Phrases

Ok.. that's definitely all from me for today... hope you all have a fab night what ever you choose to do...

Jen xx

Favourite Cards of 2012

So I thought I would show you my favourite cards of 2012 today...  It was so hard to choose lol!!  I've got a lot more CAS towards the end of the year with fewer coloured images... Need to rectify that in 2013 as I have too many stamps lol.... Sorry this is photo heavy :-)

Phew... that was a long post... if you got to the end well done lol....

Have a great New Years Eve and Happy Crafting for 2013...

Jen xx

Sunday 30 December 2012

Tidy at last...

So it only took nearly 2 days... but I can finally see my desk again... here are a few updated studio photos... I just have a box of stamps and a box of ribbons to sort out...

My new work desk...

Crafting desk

Far corner... shelves all sorted out...

Shelves above cutting station

New alex unit set up as a cutting station

And this was Levi trying to help amidst the mess...

I'll be updating the Craft Studio page once I have finished the sorting out... I may move some stuff around again lol...

I'm off to actually do some crafting now.... Be back later with a card I hope.....

Jen xx

Saturday 29 December 2012

Turtley Awesome... Sketch Saturday #239

Morning Sketchers... Hope you all had a fab Christmas.... I've had a few days off from crafting and blogging but looking forward to getting back into the swing of things..  Anyhow, it's time for another sketch over at Sketch Saturday and here is this weeks....

Our Final Sketch for 2012 is sponsored by The Craft Barn

Here is my little card... So nice not to have made a Christmas Card....

Card Recipe:
Image & Sentiment: TAWS -Sea Mates
DP: Pink Petticoat
Twine & Button: The Ribbon Girl

As for today... this is my job.... tackling the mess that is my studio...

I decided to have a move around a couple of weeks ago and then I also bought another Alex draw unit and desk to work from just before Christmas from Ikea. They got put together but stuff ended up in piles ... add a couple of last minute makes and it looks like a bombs hit.... My New Years resolution... to become a tidy crafter lol!!!

I'm also going to have a clear out to watch out for a new for sale page... I really need to reduce my stuff and I'm sure those things I just do not use (Wild Orchid flowers for example) will be better off in a new home....

I'll be back with pictures of the tidy room very soon (fingers crossed x)

Hope you have a great weekend...

Jen xx

Sunday 23 December 2012

Sneaky Sneak peak part 2....

Morning so this is part 2 of a simple note-let set using the sale-a-bration stamps and papers...

Stamps, Paper, Buttons & Ribbon All Stampin Up Sale-a-bration
Stampin Up Markers

If you want any Stampin Up items please contact Lizy on 07915 698577 or email at and if you check out her new Stampin Up blog here there is a chance to win a gift voucher for SU goodies if you become a follower...

Ok... That's all from me for today... Carol concert at Manchester cathedral tonight and maybe some last minute Christmas shopping...

Jen xxx

Saturday 22 December 2012

Grab A Drink On Me... Less Is More #99 Drinks

Morning... wow another week gone already!! It's time for another Less Is More challenge and this week our theme is.... Drinks... So we want to see tea, coffee, cocktails etc on your cards...  Here are mine...

Card Recipe:
Image: Pink Petticoat
Glamour Dust

and the second...

Card Recipe:
Image: Paper Smooches Cyber Cafe

That's all from me for today ... I've got to clean the whole house and finish off a couple of Christmas cards for family today and then out with the dive club for chinese tonight!!

Sorry if I didn't manage to visit you last week... I'll catch up over the weekend I hope

Jen xx

Friday 21 December 2012

A sneaky sneak preview!!!

Morning... So last night I went to Lizy's and over a couple of glasses of wine made some samples using the new SU sale-a-bration goodies for an up and coming Stampin Up party ... here they are!!! I know I'm naughty but I am her glamorous assistant...

This is part of a simple note-let set using one set of the stamps... I'll show you the other 2 on Sunday....

Stamps, Paper, Buttons & Ribbon All Stampin Up Sale-a-bration
Stampin Up Markers
Whisper White Twine

If you want any Stampin Up items please contact Lizy on 07915 698577 or email at and if you check out her new Stampin Up blog here there is a chance to win a gift voucher for SU goodies if you become a follower...

Ok... That's all from me for today... Off to do my Christmas day shop in the madness that is a well known supermarket!!

Jen xxx

Thursday 20 December 2012

Magnum & Lily go Carol Singing

Afternoon.... Sorry I'm a little later than planned today, been to Ikea to get a new work desk to put in my studio and took forever to get home!!  I'm off to Lizy's tonight for some crafting for a bit with my new SU goodies whilst Al is at choir practice for the big carol concert at Manchester Cathedral on Sunday!
Ok.. enough waffling.... Here is the card I sent to one of my wonderful blogging friends...

Ladybug Crafts Ink: Anything Goes At Christmas
Diva's By Design: #66 Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Image: Ladybug Crafts Ink Magnum
Ribbon: SU (retired)
Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment: LOTV

Ok... I'll be back

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Even More Snowflakes....

OK... I admit it, I'm nearly as obsessed with snowflakes as I am butterflies... but I just love the variations in shapes...  It's a really quick and easy card for you today using a punch snowflake as the back ground...

The Paper Players: #126 (last one as a contender for a while)

Card Recipe:
Punch: Martha Stewart
Card: Anna Marie
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl

Ok... I'll be back later in the week.... Hope you are all feeling festive and ready for the guy in red next week

Jen xxx

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Christmas Cupcake

Morning... not sure why I didn't schedule this but here I am now.. A really quick card made using some fab Pink Petticoat cupcake images perfect for Christmas.... I love finding gems in my digi stash that I forget I have!!

Cupcake Craft Challenge: #223 Cupcakes!!!
Addicted To CAS: #3 Sweet

Card Recipe:
Image: Pink Petticoat Cupcakes
DPs: Pink Petticoat from Fairy Lights Collection
Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Button from stash
Glass Glitter: The Hobby House

Ok... hoping there won't be many more Christmas cards to show you now... although I just got a last minute order in!!

Jen xxx

Monday 17 December 2012

Papillon Potpourri

Evening.. just a quick card today made using one of my new Stampin Up items.. these fab butterflies....


Mojo Monday: #272

Fab Friday: #08 Colours

Card Recipe:
All Items from Stampin Up
bakers twine n whisper white
DPs: Rose Red
Markers: Regal rose, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri
Punch: Elegant Butterfly

Ok... that's all from me until tomorrow.... I'm off to Lizy's to pick up my new SU order.... If you want any of the items I used please contact her on 07915 698577 or email at and if you check out her new Stampin Up blog here there is a chance to win a gift voucher for SU goodies if you become a follower...

Jen xx

Sunday 16 December 2012

Thanks A Bunch!!

Well a little later than planned today but today didn't turn out like planned.. Lizy was supposed to be coming around and her car just wouldn't start :-(  Just a little thank you card for you ... Nice to not show a Christmas card..

Freshly Made Sketches: #65 

Card Recipe:
DPs: Stampin Up
Image: Kidoodles Set from Stampin Up
Twill Tape: Stampin Up

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

Jen xx

More Exciting News.....

So I said I had some more exciting news.. I also got chosen as a Designer Team at another challenge that Lesley from Always Playing With Paper created!! It's for January - June 2013 at "The Paper Players". I'm so excited... I love these challenges and can't wait to get started... Make sure you check out this weeks challenge as it's the last before the new year!!!

I'll be back with a card soon....

Jen xxx

Saturday 15 December 2012

Seize the Birthday... Exciting News

A little over 12 months ago I stumbled over a challenge blog call freshly made sketches... I was ecstatic as I had finally found a challenge that promoted the clean style of card making that I loved (sorry flower lovers but that's just not me!!).  So I was ecstatic when Lesley from Always Playing with Paper the creator of many fab challenges including FMS asked me to be part of her new design team at a brand new challenge "Seize The Birthday" starting in January!! 

I am excited to be designing with these talented ladies, 

Please be sure to visit the "Seize the Birthday" Challenge blog and enter our Guest Designer search/Linky Party. 

Please click HERE for more information!

Hope to see you all there!!!

Jen xxx

Ps I'll be back with more news tomorrow....