Sunday 31 March 2013

A Spring Birthday.. The Paper Players #139

Morning.. I'm a little bit late this morning as we lost an hour in bed today in the UK.  Anyhow, it's time for another challenge at The Paper Players and this week we are playing Tic Tac Toe.

Here is my little creation using the top line...

Fab Friday: #15 Sketch

Card Recipe:
All Supplies from Stampin Up

Right I'm off to the In Laws til tomorrow so I'll catch up with you later....

Jen xx

Saturday 30 March 2013

The Wedding Dress

Morning Sketchers.. So I'm a little bit late with this mornings new sketch over at Sketch Saturday but I needed to take a photo in the daylight.  Here is this weeks Sketch

I made a really quick, very cas creation this week... Hope you like it...

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Love & Laughter
Heart Punch and Paper
All from Stampin Up

Right.. I'm off to do the final bit of re-organisation in my craft studio

See you all later

Jen xx

A Scallop Or Two...

Morning LIMettes so this week it's a lucky dip week at Less is More as we have 5 Saturdays in the month.  That also means we have Guest Designer too... Lizy...

The challenge this week is to use Scallops.. So get out those dies or stamps and show use what you've got!!
Here are my creations for this week...

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Summer Afternoon from Stampin Up (Hostess Only)
Sentment: Stampin Up Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Die: Memory Box
Ribbon: Stampin Up in early expresso

Card Recipe:
DPs: Stampin Up
Ribbon: Old Olive from Stampin Up
Stamps: Ciao, Baby Stampin Up
Punch: Stampin UP (Sale-a-Bration)

That's all from me today.... I'll be back tomorrow

Jen xxx

Friday 29 March 2013

Kindness Matters

Morning.. Happy Easter Bank Holiday weekend... It so feels like a Saturday today so I'm really looking forward to the long weekend.  I have a quick little card for you today using some of my new Stampin' Up goodies that arrived last week.

CAS(e) This Sketch: #21

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Kindness Matters SU
Paper: Subtles Collection
Die: Memory Box

Don't forget I have some stamps for sale on this page.  Please check them out..

I'll see you tomorrow... Planning a long walk this afternoon

Jen xx

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Thursday 28 March 2013

Items For Sale

Hi Everyone.. I have added a page of items for sale... Let me know if you are interested.  There are quite a few Lili Of The Valley Stamps in there.

Postage to UK is included, international I can work out for you

Update: 22:00 28/03/2013 ok a fair few have sold and i have updated the page



Happy Birthday Ties... Seize The Birthday #11 Masculine

Wow Thursday already ... you all ready for the long Easter weekend, I know I am... Enough waffling... It's time for another challenge at Seize The Birthday and this week we have the same sketch as last week but we want to see masculine cards... Here is a reminder of the sketch...

and my little creation....

Card Recipe:
All supplies from Stampin Up

That's all from me for today.... Busy weekend ahead just hope I manage to get some crafting done

Jen xx

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Wednesday 27 March 2013

More Fluffy Chicks

Morning... I had to make a couple more cards to send out quickly last night so I used the super cute fluffy chicks again and the new papers released by Liz at Pink Petticoat yesterday.  I seem to have a bit of an obsession at the moment with fancy card blanks... I'm sure this will be replaced with something else soon enough lol!!

Card Recipe:
Image: Fluffy Chicks
DPs: Summer Daisies
Both from Pink Petticoat
Sentiments: Stampin Up and PI

Thanks for paying me a visit today..

Jen xxx

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Spring Chicks.. Passion For Promarkers #191 Bingo Board

Morning... So it's time for another challenge at Passion For Promarkers and this week we have a Bingo Board.  We would like you to chose a line and make your card using those elements.  I chose Ribbon, Free and Blooms ( my free is digi image).  Here is the board...

Bingo board

I have made a couple of quick Easter cards....

Card Recipe:
Image & DPs: Pink Petticoat
Seam Binding: The Ribbon Girl
ProMarkers and FlexMarkers

Right.... Better do some work now... hope you can join in this week

Jen xx

Monday 25 March 2013

Leaping into Spring - CAS Monday With LOTV #1

Morning... I had a really good spring clean and clear out over the weekend and sorted loads out.  I might have to update my craft room photos this week.  I took photos of stamps I am selling so hopefully will add a page tonight with it on!

Anyhow, as many are aware I have about 100 LOTV stamps which don't really see ink very much anymore so I am challenging myself that every Monday I will do a CAS card using an LOTV stamp!! Clean and simple cards using a coloured image... hopefully to show that you can use these cute images for a CAS style. I might even try and enter their challenge!!

Updated: Following on from a couple of comments I thought I would name my challenge and maybe I'll add a linky next week to see what you come up with lol!!

CAS Monday with Lili Of The Valley (LOTV) 

This is the first one....


Lili's Little Fairies: Spring Colours
Dynamic Duos: #45 Monochromatic Pinks

Addicted To CAS: #9 Spring

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV Leap Frog
Card: Stampin Up
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Window Word Punch from Stampin Up
Button: Stampin Up

I hope you enjoy looking at my CAS take on LOTV ... I'll be back later with my for sale items

Jen xx

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Sunday 24 March 2013

Best Dad Ever.. The Paper Players #138

Morning...  Where did last week go? It's Sunday again which means it's time for another Paper Players Challenge and this week Anne Marie has done a fabulous sketch!!

I got an order from Stampin Up earlier this week and thought I would use some of my new goodies!! (The DPs are ancient retired ones though)

Hope you manage to pop over and say hello to the rest of the DT

The Paper Players Design Team

Saturday 23 March 2013

A Bead or Two

Morning LIMettes... So its time for another challenge at Less is More and this week its a recipe.  We want to see you
Here are my creations for this week....

My first card uses DP from Stampin Up and Twine from the Ribbon Girl with beads wrapped around the card.  It's finished with a simple sentiment also from Stampin Up.

My second card is also Pool Party and I paper pierced the heart using a Stampin up template and then hand stitched it with clear seed beads.  The sentiment is also from Stampin Up. The back ground embossed.

Right... can't wait to see what you create...  I'll be back tomorrow

Jen xx

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The Red Mini... Sketch Saturday #251

Morning Sketchers... I'm sorry I've missed a few weeks at Sketch Saturday but here is this weeks Sketch.

And my little creation...

I've not coloured in for a while .... but enjoyed getting back into it!

Hope you can join us

Jen xx

Thursday 21 March 2013

Simply The Best Brthday .. Seize The Birthday #11 Feminine Sketch

Morning, so another sketch at  Seize the Birthday! and this week it's time for a new feminine sketch.  Here it is!!

This month we are thrilled to be sponsored by the Uniko Studio.

Uniko Studio

Here is my card for this week using both stamps and digi papers from uniko stamps.

Hope you pop across to see the rest of the team

That's all from me for now... See you tomorrow

Jen x

Wednesday 20 March 2013

A Little Bit Of Ewe

Morning... So I have some little cards made last night using the super cute images released by Liz at Pink Petticoat yesterday!! I couldn't resist have a little play with the free (until 22nd March) sheep images that come with the fluffy little chicks!!.  Here are the cards I made...

The Ribbon Girl: March Colour Challenge - Green & White

Card Recipe:
Images & DPs: Pink Petticoat
Seam Binding: The Ribbon Girl
Leather from stash

Right... I'll be back tomorrow with the new Seize The Birthday challenge.. Pop over to check out these cute images

Jen xx

Tuesday 19 March 2013

Pretty In Pink

Morning... A really quick card today for you made for a friends birthday... I even used up scraps sat on my desk for this one !!

Card Recipe:
DP: Pink Petticoat
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Pearls & Gems from Mei Flower

I think I might try some colouring tonight too.... It's been a while since I did some serious promarker work and for once I actually feel like it!! I'm going to have a good route through my rubber stamps... find some fab designer papers and hopefully remember how to colour!

Jen xxx

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Monday 18 March 2013


So following on from the news that Google Reader will disappear from July 1st ... I've imported all of my blogs into Bloglovin!!  If you would still like to follow me you can click the below link.  I couldn't bear having to find you all again!!!

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It was so easy to set up and import all the blogs I currently follow... Made it simple.  I also got the App for my iPhone... Shame it's not available for the iPad yet but fingers crossed.

Jen xxx

Update: I tried feedly but really prefer bloglovin I'm afraid.  It will all be down to personal choice but all you can do is try both

Sunday 17 March 2013

Mellow Yellow... The Paper Players #137 CAS Sketch

Afternoon.. So I said I would be back later today with my The Paper Players card and I've finally made it!! This week we have a fabulous clean and simple sketch by Ann... here it is...

Here is my interpretation.... I have used the fab set from Sale-a-bration!

Dynamic Duos: #44 So Saffron and Basic Black

Addicted to CAS: #8 Wings

Card Recipe:
Paper & Card Stampin Up
Bloomin Mavelous Stamp Set : Stampin Up Salebration
Butterfly Punch: Stampin Up
Button: Stampin Up
Thread from The Ribbon Girl

Right... I better tidy the mess I made making this one simple card lol!!

Jen xxx

A Little Bit Of Framed Artwork!!

Morning.... So I'm a day late but by the time we got home from the airport last night I was ready for bed... The challenge this week at Less Is More is....
Frame It
Some part of your design should contain a frame of some description, it could be stamped, drawn,  doodled, die-cut or whatever your imagination dictates.

Here is a simple card with inspiration from my trip last week... 

I've use Tim Holtz stamps and very basically cut out a square from card and mounted it on top. The sentiment is from a really old sizzix set and twine from the ribbon girl.

My second card uses a cute stamp from The Alley Way Stamps and I masked off a square using post-its.  I then doodled around a frame using a fine liner and filled in bits with a flex marker.  The sentiment is from PI.

Cas(e) This Sketch: #19

Right.. I'm off food shopping but I'll be back later with my Paper Players card and some photos from the trip...

Jen xxxx

Saturday 9 March 2013

Spots & Stripes

Morning LIMettes... not sure where this week went but as you read this I'm at the Airport waiting to board a plane to Paris for the week.. I'm taking a well deserved break from work and from blogging... no scheduled posts (other than this one!!).  I'm sorry I won't be able to visit you all this week.

This week is everyone's favorite at Less Is More.. One Layer Cards and we want to see
Spots and Stripes
Here are my cards for this week....

So I did use papers... digi papers that is... they are perfect for the one layer card is you manipulate them a little in word or print over part of a card.  The first card is stripes from Pink Petticoat printed as a rectangle on A4 then cut down the middle to give the tent card.  I then stamped the spots from Paper Smooches gently over the top.  The sentiment is Kirsty Wiseman and I've doodled round the edges

For the second card I cropped pink petticoat paper again over A4 using word and then printed the same sheet with the sentiment.  It's finished off with stripes of black twine from the ribbon girl and a embosslit butterfly from Stampin UP

Au Revoir LIMettes... see you in just over a week... Hope you enjoy the challenge

Jen xxx

Friday 8 March 2013

Dandelions Clocks On Kraft

Can I tell you just how excited I was when I found out hat Liz from Pink Petticoat had released this paper in a collection of colours!?! It has to be one of my fave papers ever.  I decided to try something a little different on my fave crafty stash.... Kraft Card! I printed the neutrals version of the paper straight onto kraft card stock to give it an earthy feel... I love it!!

Card Recipe:
DP: Dandelion Clocks Neutrals from Pink Petticoat
Sentiment: Tiny Birthday Sentiments from Pink Petticoat printed on double cream
Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Tim Holtz distress tool

That's all from me today.. I'll be back tomorrow with new less is more and it's one layer to everyone's favourite!! Posts will be a bit light on the ground next week whilst I'm in Paris for the week, but hopefully I'll be able to catch up on your creations when I'm back

Jen xxx