Sunday 30 June 2013

Spec-tacular Thanks

Afternoon... Lizy popped over this afternoon for some impromptu crafting so I thought I would quickly post this little card I made...

Dynamic Duos: #59

Card Recipe:
All Items from Stampin UP:
Stamp: Spec-tacular individual stamp
Sentiment: Wishes Your Way
This And That Washi Tape
Pool Party CS
Basic Grey Brad

Don't forget if you want to order anything Stampin Up then let Lizy know and she'll be able to order it for you...

Jen xxx

Saturday 29 June 2013

Hey! Its a Blog Hop.. Big Uniko Studio June Release Blog Hop

Uniko Studio

Morning... See I told you I would be back!! As you know I have been guest designing this month for Bev at Uniko Studio and today is the Big Blog Hop!! The June release has been fabulous... I have used my two favourite sets for this card... Beautiful Blooms and All Occasions Sentiments #2. Here it is...

So onto the hop... you should have arrived at me last but in case you didn't here is the list!!

Jen - That's Me!! 

Remember the prize for commenting along the hop is the entire June Release and a few extras!! An alternative prize to the same value will be offered if the winner already has the June Release! Comment before Midnight Monday 1st July and winner will be announced 2nd July on the Uniko Blog.

CASE This Sketch : #34

That's all from me today... I'm off to my Grandmas for the morning and then superman later tonight!!

Jen xx

Crab... I Forgot

Morning LIMettes... Firstly, thank you so much for the fabulous birthday cards last week... and the birthday wishes.  I think I got around to visiting most of you and will come say hello to the rest today ! Also, don't forget you still have a week to enter my birthday candy HERE.

We have a new challenge this week at Less Is More and as June is has 5 Saturdays we also have a fabulous guest designer.... pop over to the main blog to see who it is!!
This weeks theme is SAND.... Now you can interpret this in which ever way you chose... even use real sand if you want to... here is my creation...

I used the fabulous little crabs from a set from The Alley Way stamps.... I love this little card.  The paper is from Stampin Up .

Freshly Made Sketches: #92

I'll be back in a short while with a card for the Uniko June release big blog hop so make sure you pop back as you have a chance to win a fabulous prize too!!

Jen xx

Friday 28 June 2013

Love Birds... LOTV Sneak Peek..

Morning.... So I've finally managed to make a card using the new release due next month from LOTV. How cute is this??? This one is called Birds and Blossoms!

The images will be available at the shop from 6th July and online from 9th July....

Also, remember there is only a couple of days left to enter this months challenge on the Ideas to Inspire blog!!

That's all from me for now...

Jen xxx

Thursday 27 June 2013

40 Today.. Seize The Birthday #20

Morning... It's time for a new sketch over at Seize the Birthday and this week it's another one of mine!!

Here is my little card....

Card Recipe:
DP: Stampin Up
Dies: Die-Namics

I also have a quick photo from Istanbul to share with you... This is the Blue Mosque..

See you later on...

Jen xxx

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Pretty Poppies

Morning... I'm back from my travels and just about catching up with life.  The trip was fantastic and the weather amazing!
I have a pair of cards for you today to send as little thank you notes...

I have stamped and coloured the pretty poppies stamp from Stampin Up once and then cut it down to make the two cards as it is a large stamp.  I used the blender pen with the Stampin Write markers to get the effect!

I'll be back with some photos of my trip to Istanbul later in the week when I have converted them from RAW.

Have a great day

Jen xx

Saturday 22 June 2013

It's My Birthday and A Little Birthday Candy!!

Morning LIMettes.. It's my birthday today so I thought I would share just a little card for the new Less Is More challenge which is to make me a birthday card (don't worry you don't need to post them!!) Here is this cute character..

I've used a cute kitty from Simon Says Stamp and some simple LilyBee Designs designer paper.  It's finished off with a little bit of stitching.

I also have some birthday candy for you... All you need to do is add your name to the linky and leave me a comment on this post.  I'll leave this open until midnight 5th July 2013 and announce the winner on my Less Is More post on Saturday 6th July so that gives you nearly 2 weeks...

Just remember only 1 entry per person...

Have a great Saturday... I have a few more days of my trip to Istanbul yet.. I'll show you some pictures when I'm back..

Jen xx

Friday 21 June 2013

Tuning Up For A Great Day...


Wow this week has gone fast... It's day 5 over at Penny Black and I have this super cute number for you today Slapsticks 40-225 Tune Up... this has to be my favourite card of the week.  I really love colouring in with distress inks for penny black images it just works so well.

This one has been kept really simple and I have simply added some faux stitching around the panel!

Hope you all have a great day.. I'm hopefully having fun and not being subjected to tear gas in Istanbul

Jen xx

Thursday 20 June 2013

It's Been Too Long...

Hello.... As you are reading this I'm either at the airport on a plane to Istanbul.... Just hope it posts ok..


It's day 4 of my guest week over at Penny Black and I've use this super cute image from a T for Transparent set... How cute!!

Coloured with distress inks and simply finished off with some spotty paper and a little ribbon both from Stampin Up.

Hope you like what you are seeing so far...

Jen xx

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Here Comes LIfe....


Morning.. So it's day 3 of my stint as guest designer at Penny Black and today's card is sentiment based...

I have kept it really simple using  Slapstick/Cling set, 40-237 Life’s Messages.  I have simply finished it off with some ribbon from Stampin Up.

I'm off to Robbie tonigth at Etihad and then up at 4am tomorrow to start off my birthday trip to Istanbul... A little nervous about that!

Have a great day...

Jen xx

Tuesday 18 June 2013

Pretty Botanicals.. Day 2 at Penny Black

Morning.. So it's day 2 of my guest week at Penny Black and today I have a really simple card using 40-198 Every Happiness I really love this simple floral slapstick set!!

It's simply finished off with some twine after embossing the panel in Off white embossing powder.

A busy day today and then to pack for my forthcoming trip to Istanbul eeeekkkkk I am a little bit nervous about going but unless they stop us travelling there is nothing the travel agent will do :-(

Have a great day

Jen xx

Monday 17 June 2013

Fluffy Passenger and some exciting news...

Morning... A few weeks ago I was asked if I would like to be the guest designer for the week over at Penny Black. I have always loved these stamps so didn't hesitate to say yes!!

Here is my first card...

Card Recipe:
Penny Black 40-234 Fluffy Passenger and 40-198 Every Happiness
Ribbon: Stampin Up

Hope you have a great Monday...

Jen xx

Sunday 16 June 2013

Butterfly Bling... The Paper Players #150

Morning... Only a couple of weeks left until the end of my term with the Paper Players :-( but here is this weeks challenge...

My card is pretty simple... I had stamped this butterfly a couple of weeks ago and wasn't sure what I was doing with it...

I love the tone on tone of the ink onto the matching card stock

Card Recipe:
Ink, Butterfly and Card from Stampin Up

I'm cooking dinner for my mum and dad tonight.. proper roast as not done one in ages

Have a great Sunday

Jen xx

Saturday 15 June 2013

Hexagons Everywhere...

Morning LIMettes and Sketchers... It's not very often I get to combine DT cards but this week I some how managed to get my sketch at Sketch Saturday aligned with the theme at Less Is More.  The Theme this week at LIM is HEXAGONS and here is the sketch too....
My first card uses both the theme and the sketch!

I have used scraps of My Minds Eye paper cut out using the cute little hexagon die from Clearly Besotted.  The sentiment is Ali Edwards from Simon Says Stamp.

My second card is a lot simpler and I really love the colour combo.  The ribbon is from Stampin Up as is the sentiment and punch.  The Embossing folder is from cuttlebug!

I'm off to Grandmas this afternoon and then hopefully some crafting later on too!! Have a great Saturday!


Friday 14 June 2013

New Baby..

Morning... I have a really quick card I made using left overs from another card a couple of weeks ago! The sentiment is from LOTV Babies Companion Set and I have simple cut it out.  The Stitched border is from the same set and I masked off the corners with pot it notes to get the neat little frame.

Card REcipe:
Image: Digistamp Boutique
LOTV Babies Companion Set
DPs: My Minds Eye

I'm really glad it's Friday.. roll on 5pm!!

Jen xx

Thursday 13 June 2013

Dancing On Your Birthday .. Seize The Birthday #19

Morning... So a little late in posting this but It's time for another challenge at Seize The Birthday and it's another one of my sketches this week...

Here is my card...

Card Recipe:
Image: A Day For Daisies
Sentiment: Stampin Up

Right.. I'm off now... Tonight will be spent putting my lappy back together again..

Jen xxx

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Every Year...

Morning.. A really quick card for you today that I made using the Quotables from LOTV.  This one was made with bit's of scraps.. Love it when you can do that!!

Card Recipe:
Sentiment: LOTV Quotables Celebrate
Papers: Doodlebug
Star Dies: Memory Box

Sorry got to be quick this morning.. typing at work as personal laptop still not fully functioning :-(

Jen xxx

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Another Bit Of Awesome... Uniko Studios June Release Mini Blog Hop!

Morning... Today is release day over at Uniko Studios for the June collection and I'm lucky enough to be taking part in the blog hop... Here is the order... So if you have joined mid way through make sure you head on over to the start and say hello along the way...

Jen - That's Me!!!

Remember there is a chance to win £25 gift voucher up for grabs just by commenting on all of the design team blogs!!

I have used two of the new sets to make this military style card...

Card Recipe:
From Uniko Studios:
Background Builder: Chevrons
All Occasion Sentiments #2
Card stock from Stampin UP
Brads: Stampin UP

Right ... that is all from me for today... Hope you can take part!

Jen xx

Happily Ever After... Passion For Promarkers #202

Morning... It's another week at Passion For Promarkers and this week the theme is...
Inspired By A Fairytale
I went for the "Happily Every After" and used a super cute image from Lili Of The Valley... I've not added a sentiment for this as it will be used for gift vouchers when I complete the inside section.

Card Recipe:
Image: Carriage For Two from LOTV

I have just realised I forgot to colour the wheels in lol!!

Hope you have a great day.... I'll be back shortly with the new release blog hop for uniko studios...

Jen xxx

Monday 10 June 2013

The Greatest LOTV Blog Hop Ever!!!...

Morning... There is no CAS Monday with LOTV today but there is a fantastic reason for this... Today we are holding a Lili of the Valley design team blog hop to celebrate the launch of their gorgeous Pretty Vintage stamps!!!  As always there will be a hidden prize somewhere along the way …and this time that prize is HUGE …it’s a full set of the new stamps worth £325!!
There are 26 new clear stamp sets and it’s a fabulous mix of backgrounds, sentiments, quotes, tags and more... They keep up perfectly with the current trend for all things vintage and grungy whilst still retaining a bit of the feminine charm that you’ve come to expect from Lili of the Valley! The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midnight (12am) on Wednesday 12th June (UK time). 
All of the LOTV design team are all joining in and you may have noticed a new name on the list ... it’s the very fabulous Mary J!
There is an amazing prize up for grabs on this hop, we don’t know where it is hidden so do make sure you that you visit and comment on every blog. We will let you know tomorrow evening which was the ‘lucky’ blog and a winner will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on that blog.
Here's a list of all the blogs taking part, and remember that you will need to visit them all and leave a comment on each one to have the best chance of winning as we don’t know where the prize is hidden;
Jen - You Are Here!!!

 Here’s my card using the fabulous vintage background and the Monsieur tags!!!

Don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog tomorrow evening when you can find out who the lucky winner is of this fantastic prize

Hope you have a great day!!

Jen xx

Sunday 9 June 2013

Admit One To The Stars... The Paper Players #149

Morning Players... Today I'm off to Doncaster to see the MIL (and a sneak trip into Stamp Magic) but before we go here is the new challenge from The Paper Players. It's a colour challenge this week and they are a fabulous set to work with...

Here is my card...

CASE this sketch :#31

Card Recipe:
Card Stock & DP: Stampin Up
Seniment & Ticket Punch: Stampin Up
Star Die: Die-Namics

Hope you all have a great day.... See you later!

Jen xx

Saturday 8 June 2013

Need For A Little Speed

Morning LIMettes... Firstly I would like to apoplogise for being a bit lax in the visiting department again... I work would be quieter but that's not the case... another couple of weeks to contend with first :-(
It's One Layer Week at Less Is More and this week we want to see cards that show the
Need For Speed
My first card is that of a superhero... how cute is this guy...

Spidermouse if from Whiff Of Joy and he is simply coloured in with ProMarkers.  The sentiment is from a Penny Black slapstick set.

My second card is a little note-let using the Jet from Stampin Up's Need for Speed set.

It's stamped with black versa fine and finished off with some twine from east of india.

I have another busy weekend ahead... Bon Jovi tonight at Etihad Stadium then off to Doncaster tomorrow...

Jen xxx

Friday 7 June 2013

Introducing... Beautiful Blooms from Uniko Stamps

Afternoon... So I have another card for you today introducing another of the June release from Uniko Studios.  This one is Beautiful Blooms 1.

I love this set.. it's simply stamped in purple ink

Sorry I'm in a bit of a rush today... but I wanted to share this with you!!

Jen x 

Thursday 6 June 2013

To Have And To Hold

Morning... I've used another one of the fabulous Statement sentiments from Lili Of The Valley for today's card.. remember not long until you can get these on line now!!

This is a really simple wedding card....

Card Recipe:
Image: Statement Sentiments Celebration
WOW gold embossing powder
Embossing Folder: A4 Die-Licious
Gold card from Anna Marie Designs

Hope you have a great day... I'm looking forward to the weekend!

I'm hoping to get to visit you all tonight now most of my computer is sorted :-)

Jen xx

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Awesome - Uniko Studio June Release Guest Designer!

Morning.. A couple of month's ago Bev from Uniko Studios asked if you be a guest designer for the June release... of course I jumped at the chance!!

Today we are introducing All Occasions Sentiments 2.  Here is my creation also using yesterdays introduction... Arrows

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Uniko Studio
Inks: Memento Teal & Lime

Make sure you pop over to the blog to take a peak and some more creations using this fabulous set!!

Jen xx

Tuesday 4 June 2013

Vintage France.. Another Sneak Peek... and a fabulous give away...

Morning.. I have a vintage card for you this morning using one of the new sets from Lili Of The Valley! I really love this background .. reminds me of my trip to Paris earlier in the year!

I simply stamped it with cocoa memento Ink and distressed the edges.  It's simply finished off with a little twine and a button from my stash

Card Recipe:
Vintage Backgrounds: Print from LOTV
Twine: East Of India
Button from stash

There is also a couple of things going on over at Ideas To Inspire.... Firstly it's time for a new challenge and this month the theme is.... Use A Sentiment.  You can find the challenge here.

Secondly, there is an amazing prize up for grabs on the website... 

Right, that's all from me for today... Hope you are enjoying the weather.. just hope it stays like this for the weekend... We are going to see (Lizy and the rest of the gang) Bon Jovi at Etihad Stadium on Saturday and then I'm off to Doncaster to see Al's family on Sunday (with a trip into Stamp Magic sneaked in of course) 

Jen xx