Tuesday 30 April 2013

Happy Anniversary

Morning... really quick card I made for Al for our anni yesterday using the April release from Clearly Besotted.  Here it is...


CASe this sketch :#25

Card Recipe:
Love Hearts Stamps & Dies from clearly besotted
Twine: East Of India
Sentiment: LOTV

I'm going to have to be quick today.... British Gas is coming to service boiler and kitchens a right mess so need to sort it before i need to start work...

Jen xx

Monday 29 April 2013

Round of Golf Anyone?... CAS Monday with LOTV #6

Morning.  Wow so week 6 of my LOTV challenge to make CAS cards.. Although I'm not getting through my older images as I have these lovely new ones to play with.  This is another from the new LOTV new release due on line next Monday!!

Card Recipe:
Image: Playing Golf from LOTV
Sentiment: Simply Sophisticated from LOTV
Twine: Lucky Limeade from Stampin Up

Really hope you can link up your CAS creations this week...

Jen x

Sunday 28 April 2013

Lacy & Lovely.. The Paper Players #143 Sketch

Morning.. So today at The Paper Players we have a sketch for you by Ann.  Here it is...

I struggled a little one with this one but this is what I came up with..

ColourQ: #186

All Items from SU

Right ... I'm off out for today .. Just hope the weather is ok!

Jen xx

Saturday 27 April 2013

Gone Fishing.. Sketch Saturday #256

Afternoon Sketcher... So I'm late today I have having major issues uploading anything to Blogger and not sure if it's my lappy or Blogger :-(  Anyhow... It's Saturday which means another sketch over at Sketch Saturday and this week I have kept it simple for you...

Here is my little card using an image from this weeks sponsor.. The Stamp Fairy...

Card Recipe:
Image: The Stamp Fairy
DPs: Simple Stories
Dies: Memory Box
Sentiment: LOTV
1" Circle punch from Stampin Up
Ribbon: Stampin Up

Right... I'm going to try and sort out my computer...

Jen xxx

Simply Sketchy ...

Morning LIMettes... So this week at Less Is More we have a little sketch for you that I have drawn up.  Here it is...

It's simplicity itself, so to add a little constraint, we ask that the card stays in this orientation.  Remember we still want to see plenty of white space.

Here are my simple creations for this week....

For my first card I have used my first ever embossing folder from Cuttle-bug along with a strip of ribbon and a button from Stampin UP.  Keeping it really simple.  I have also distressed the edges of the panel.

My second card uses my newest bit of stash, the  Mr Moustache collection from Pink Petticoat... I simply added the sentiment across the middle and cut out another moustache and raised it a little.  The fabulous matching papers decorate the inside.

Sorry I have not been around for last couple of days, not been feeling too good and working too hard isn't helping.  I promise I'll catch up on last weeks commenting :-(

Hope you have a great weekend

Jen xx

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Man's Best Friend... Another LOTV Sneak Peek!!

Morning... I have another little card for you today from the up and coming LOTV vintage boys release.  This one is called "Man's Best Friend".  I nipped to Fred Aldous in Manchester earlier in the week at lunch and picked up this fabulous Washi tape (like I didn't already have enough ?!?) and thought it went perfectly with this cute image!

Card Recipe:
Image: Man's Best Friend from Lili Of The Valley
Sentiment: Greetings Postmarks
Washi Tape

That's all from me for today! I'll be back later in the week

Jen xx

Tuesday 23 April 2013

Hedgie Friends.. Passion For Promarkers #195 Animals

Morning.. Another Passion For Promarkers challenge and this week we have a chosen the theme of... Animals.  Here is my card using a super cute Hedgie from Penny Black..

I've kept this really simple.  It was supposed to have a sentiment but I added the foam pads before I knew about it... Oh well...

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Hedgie Friends from Penny Black
DP: Pink Petticoat
Glass Glitter: Hobby House

That's all from me for the moment.... I'll be back tomorrow with another creation!

Jen xx

Monday 22 April 2013

A Touch of Paint.. CAS Monday with LOTV #5, Some Exciting News and a Sneak Peek

Morning... It's week #5 of my CAS Monday with LOTV, but before I show you my card I have some very exciting news....

Yes you are reading that correctly.. The lovely peeps at Lili Of The Valley have asked me to join their design team.  I obviously have a very different style than their current team so hopefully I'll be able to inspire everyone with a CAS style of card making to use the super cute images.

There is a second part to this news too in that I'm the first to show you a sneak peek of the new Vintage Boys collection out at the beginning of May.. This lovely chap is "A Lick Of Paint"...

Card Recipe:
Image: A Lick of Paint LOTV
Sentiment: Sentiment Tags LOTV
DPs: Country Gent LOTV
Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Twine from The Ribbon Girl
Glossy accents on the paint

If you would like to show me your CAS LOTV creations... please link up below so I can visit you...

Jen xx

Sunday 21 April 2013

Bundle Of Love... The Paper Players #142 One Layer Card

Morning.. Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.  We met up with Als sister and BIL yesterday in Manchester and then went to watch Oblivion last night.  I've woken up early today so going to do some organising and planning and then a little crafting.  Lizy and Keiran are coming round for dinner later too...

That's enough waffling... It's time for another week at The Paper Players and this week Jaydee has chosen

Here is my card....

Card Recipe:
Image: Bundle Of Love from Stampin Up
Computer generated sentiment
Glossy Accents

I'll be back later on... Hope you can visit the rest of the team and show them some love...

The Paper Players Design Team

Jen xx

Saturday 20 April 2013

Pool Party Meets Crumb Cake

Morning LIMettes... wow where did last week go.  We have another fabulous challenge for you at Less Is More this week and it's a little different for us.  We want you to CASE mine and/or Chrissie's cards.  You can chose colour, layout, technique etc, but please let us know which ones you have done.  Here is my card for you to CASE this week...

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Decorative Label Punch
Hearts a Flutter stamps and Sizzlits
Sweet Essentials Sentiment
Pool Party Embossing Powder

Hope you enjoy this challenge... Looking forward to seeing what you create

Jen xx

A True Friend ... Sketch Saturday #255

Morning Sketchers.. So it's time for another challenge at Sketch Saturday and this is the sketch for this week...

A really simple card from me today..

Card Recipe:
Image & Sentiment: Penny Black - Kitty's Day; Friendship Both T For Transparent
DP & Card Stock: Stampin Up Brights

I'll be back very soon...

Jen x

Friday 19 April 2013

Happy Day To You.. Fusion Guest DT Hypothesis #3

Afternoon... I'm back again with my card as guest designer for Fusion Challenge.  I am showcasing the Jackie's sketch part of the challenge.  Here is the Fusion Hypothesis #3

Here is my card....

Card Recipe:
Image: Stampin Up Secret Garden Bundle
Sentiment: SU

That's definitely all from me for today

Jen xx

Love Bug

Morning.. so this is another stamp from Clearly Besotted's April release "Build a Bug"... just love this set...

CAS(e) This Sketch: #24

Card Recipe:
Image & Sentiment: Clearly Besotted Build A Bug
Washi Tape: East Of India
Pearls: Mei Flower

Right.. that is definitely all from me for today! I will hopefully get some crafting in tonight

Jen xx

Thursday 18 April 2013

It's Your Birthday.. Seize the Birthday #14 Feminine

Morning... So It's time for another challenge at Seize the Birthday and it's a new sketch which means we want to see feminine cards this week.  Here is the sketch...

I've kept my card really simple this week... No image just a simple sentiment and some bright colours!

Card Recipe:
Card & DP: Stampin Up in Melon Mambo
Ribbon: Stampin UP
Buttons: Stampin Up from Brights collection
Sentiment: Penny Black

I've got a really busy day ahead of me so I better get to it... I'm really sorry if I haven't visited you yet... I'm working my way through, albeit slowly..

Have a great day!

Jen xx

Wednesday 17 April 2013

You Did It!

Morning.. I don't often post the cards that I do as a Papercraft Tester for Papercraft Inspiration magazine, but I loved this card so much so I thought I would since the photo in the magazine is not great! Here is the card from issue #112

I've had a busy week at work and really can't wait for the weekend to be here... do you all have weeks like that?

Jen xx

Tuesday 16 April 2013


I have a second card for you today and I'm on the minutes !!... Made this over the weekend and completely forgot that the challenge ends today :-( Here is yet another dinosaur from the Dino Roar set from Stampin Up... Love this set!

CAS(E) This Sketch: #23

Dynamic Duos: #48

Card Recipe:
All Items from Stampin Up
Card: Bashful Blue
DP: Pumpkin Pie
Image: Dino Roar

Right... I'll be back tomorrow...

Jen xxx

Grandma's Birthday

Morning.. A really quick card for today.  This was the card I made for my Grandmas Birthday on Sunday.  I've used the fabulous secret garden bundle from Stampin Up... I had to buy it as Lizy made so many amazing cards with it!

Fab Friday: #16

Clean & Simple: #236
Card Recipe:
Stamps & Dies: Secret Garden Bundle from Stampin UP
Woodgrain Stamp: Stampin Up
Pool Party and Crumb Cake card stock.

If you would like to order any thing I have used from Stampin Up... Please contact Lizy and she will be happy to help!

Right... that's it for now... See you all soon...

Jen xxx

Monday 15 April 2013

Craftwork Cards Candy Winner.....

Evening... Sorry I'm a little late but the winner of my craft work cards candy is....

If you email from the side bar your address Mary, I will get it out in the post to you ...

Jen xxx

Lets Go Boating.. CAS Mondays with LOTV #4

Morning... I'm back for another self challenge to use my collection of LOTV stamps ... and It was also a lovely surprise to see that it was the same theme at LILI'S LITTLE FAIRIES this week as well. If you would like to find out why I'm doing this please read this post.  Here is this weeks card!!  

Lili's Little Fairies: Clean n Simple

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Ribbon: Stampin Up
DP: Simple Stories

I've decided to add the linky again this week so I can see what you have created too!! Looking forward to having a nosy!
I'll be back tomorrow with another card but tonight I'll be catching up on visiting you all... sorry I am so far behind but had a chaotic Sunday!

Also, don't forget I have a few bits for sale which you can find by clicking on below link. 

Jen xx

Sunday 14 April 2013

Get Well Wishes... The Paper Players #141

Morning Players.... It's Sunday again which means another week at The Paper Players and this week we have a colour challenge. Here are the fabulous colours we want you to work with!

I really love this colour combo!! Here is my card

Fusion: Hypothesis #2 Sketch

Card Recipe:
DPs & Card Stock: Stampin Up
Punches: Stampin Up
Butterfly Stamp: Stampin Up Sale-a-bration 2013
Sentiment: Teeny Tiny Wishes from Stampin Up

If you would like to order any thing I have used from Stampin Up... Please contact Lizy and she will be happy to help!

Jen xx

Saturday 13 April 2013

Birdie Trio.. Sketch Saturday #254

Morning Sketchers...  So I'm a little bit late posting this today but here is my card for this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge along with the new sketch...

Card Recipe:
Image: For the birds Stampin Up
DP Stampin UP (retired)

Right... I have a house viewing for my brother this morning and then it's crafting for the rest of the day as Lizy is coming round this afo.... See you soon

Jen xxx

The Lion King Meets Police Academy

Morning LIMettes... Wow another week has gone and it's One Layer card week at Less Is More and this week the theme is....
Any film will do, but preferably one that most people will have heard of. We would like you to tell us the title of your film and not keep us guessing. Here are my cards for this week...

My first card is based on a favourite film when I was a kid.. Police Academy.  I've used the going places stamp set from Clearly Besotted stamps and the sentiment is from the same set.  It's simple coloured in with Promarkers.

My second card is based on another favourite film, this time Disney's The Lion King.  The stamp is from Stampin Up's Zoo Review Set and the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Going places.  I have simply stamped the image on more mustard card stock from the regals collection by Stampin UP in brown memento ink.

I hope you can think of a way to incorporate your favourite film into this weeks challenge

Jen xx

Friday 12 April 2013

For Sale Items - Page Updated

Hi Everyone..

I have updated my for sale page with some additional items
  • Stampin Up Stamp Set SOLD
  • Wild Orchid Crafts flowers in mixed bags. 
Let me know if you are interested by emailing me here.



Jen's Cat

Morning... So Al and I are huge fans of Simons' Cat ... I think this is because it reminds us very much of our other cat Jack. Jack is always hungry and he has to tell you about it... no matter what time of the day it is.. So I made this card for Al for his birthday earlier in the year and since Jack was helping me craft yesterday I thought I would show it to you...

I often show pictures of my crafty cat Levi but Jack just tends to sleep all day and not pay any interest in my crafting room.. Until lately when he found out he can actually get up onto the desk and cover most of it.  This is Jack my tuxedo cat!!

Jack and Levi are brother and sister and now 5 years old.. can't believe I have had them for so long!

That's all from me for now... I'm off to update my for sale page and I'll post a little note when I've done it!

Jen xx

Thursday 11 April 2013

Speed Boat Birthday.. Seize the Birthday #13 Masculine

Morning.. Wow another week at Seize The Birthday at this week it's last weeks sketch but we would like to see masculine cards!.  Here is a reminder of the sketch.

I twisted my card this week... here is my card for this week...

Card Recipe:
Image: Need For Speed from Stampin Up
Sentiment: Teeny Tiny Sentiments from Stampin Up
DP: Stampin Up
Stripe EF from Stampin Up
Distress tool

I hope you pop across to see the rest of the fabulous team

Also... did anyone see Create and Craft this morning... I made some cards for Kay at Hougie crafts and a few of them got a view on the telly this morning (8am UK)... How exciting!!

Right .... that's all from me for now...

Jen xx

Wednesday 10 April 2013

You Said.. Clearly Besotted April Release

Morning... A really quick card I made last night in 10 minutes or so using another new set from Clearly Besotted.... I really hope you are loving this new release as much as I am.  This is another fabulous set of stamps and dies.

I printed Silver chevrons from Pink Petticoat straight onto a pale blue card blank and I really love the effect.

Card Recipe:
Sentiment & Dies: You Said from Clearly Besotted
DP: Chevrons printed onto blue in Silver

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

Jen xx

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Wise Owl... Passion For Promarkers #193 Cut Out Images

Morning... It's my week to host the challenge at Passion For Promarkers and for my theme I'm asking you to Cut Out Images
I want to see cut out images on your cards.  My card seemed to go a little wrong this week and I'm not happy with it... But here it is anyhow...

Card Recipe:
Image: Pink Gem Designs
Woodgrain Stamp: Stampin Up
Twine from the Ribbon Girl!

I'll be back later on with another creation using the new releases from Clearly Besotted Stamps... Hope you can pop back to take a look

Jen xx