Monday 30 September 2013

Wedding Couple

Morning... It's Monday so that means a little CAS card from Lili Of The Valley and today I have a wedding card in very scrumptious colours!! I've coloured it in with SU markers as water colours and I really love how vintage the colouring it looks!

Card Recipe:
Image: Lili Of The Valley - Wedding Couple
Medium: SU Markers
Gems: Hero Arts
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry from SU

I'll be back tomorrow... See you soon

Sunday 29 September 2013

Thanks A Bunch!!

Morning Bloggers... I'm back in the world of crafting and raring to go...  After struggling for time and mojo I found inspiration from Debby Hughes @ Lime Doodle with the embossing paste....
I have some paste from a few years ago and decided to have a go at the back ground technique... One night last week I had a play around but didn't really know what to do with it... After much deliberation I came up with the below as I as started putting the card together this morning the creative juices began to start running again....

Card Recipe:
Sentiment: Waltzing Mouse Stamps: Compact Sentiments
Card Stock: Bermuda Bay
Embossing Paste
Stencil - sorry not sure where it is from as had it years :-(

Thanks for all of your kind comments as I took some time off...

I'm off to do some more crafting .... See you all soon

Thursday 26 September 2013

New Blog Look!!!

Why the cats away....

Over the past couple of weeks off I haven't really had the time or inclination to craft.  I decided I needed to do something a little artistic and one evening decided to go about re-designing my blog...

I would love to know what you all think... I have tried to keep it clean and simple and really like it (but then I would say that lol!)

Thursday 19 September 2013

A Need For Speed....

I am taking some time away but this post was all typed up so I thought I would share it!!

This is a very quick card for a 4x4 fanatic and it should have hopefully arrived in the post by now!!

Card Recipe:
Image: Need For Speed from Stampin Up
Woodgrain from Stampin Up

Sorry I'm in a rush.... loads to do before the valuers come next week.. everyone keep their fingers crossed

Jen xx

Tuesday 17 September 2013

A Little Bit of Time Away...

Just wanted to pop by and say I'm taking a couple of weeks off from blogland... I've got some stuff I need to sort out and not only does that need my time but it is also effecting my mojo....

If I find I my mojo before then I may be back sooner but for the moment I just need to concentrate on me....

Thanks to everyone for your continued visits and support... I'll be back soon enough!

Big Hugs

Jen xx

Monday 16 September 2013

Happy Anniversary ... CAS Monday with LOTV

Hello... Sorry I've fallen out of habit of late... a lot going on at the moment and I'm not sure where my head and my heart are and it's had a massive impact on my mojo :-( Plus I've had to move my studio around to put in a wardrobe and everything is just on the wrong side of me. Can't wait to get it back to normal although I think that's going to be a few months away.
I'm back today with CAS Monday with LOTV and this little cutie...

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV
Sentiment: LOTV
Stampin up markers

Also, just a quick reminder that the new art pads at Lili of the Valley are on sale NOW!


 …and, they're having a sale!
For 48 hours until midday on Wednesday (UK time) there will be 10% off all on-line orders  …so make sure you get your favourites now as it’s while stocks last!


I'll see you later in the week I'm sure

Jen xxxx

Sunday 15 September 2013

Sending Good Thoughts

Morning..  I'm a bit late this morning... Had a lie in for the first time in as long as I can remember although now I'm cleaning the whole house!!

This is a quick little card I made for a friend ...

CASe This Sketch: #45

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Stampin Up
Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Pear Pizzazz

See you all tomorrow..

Jen xx

Saturday 14 September 2013

Hope Ewe Feel Better Soon

Morning LIMettes.. This week it's every ones favourite One Layer Week at Less Is More and it's a really easy one for you.... Get Well Cards!!

I've only got one card for you today as I just ran out of time and here it is...

Card recipe:
Image & Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Pistachio Pudding Card from Stampin Up
Liquid Pearls

I'm off to the show at Manchester today with Vicky and my Mum and then visiting a friend tonight for a well deserved catch up!!

Have a great Saturday

Jen xxx

Friday 13 September 2013

Autumn... When Every Leaf Is A Flower

Morning... I think my mojo is finally returning and I made at least 4 cards last night as well as doing some colouring techniques with Vicky!! After her asking what the blending tools were I knew exactly what I was going to do with them to show her.... Now I don't often get inky and messy but I really love how this turned out!!

Clearly Besotted: #4 Stamp Your Own Background
CASology: #61 Silhouette

Card Recipe:
Distress Inks
Stamps: Autumn Flowers from Clearly Besotted
White Embossing Powder

Right that's all from me today.. I'll be back tomorrow with the new Less Is More challenge...

Jen xx

Thursday 12 September 2013

Oh What Fun....

Afternoon... I'm a little late posting today as I really could not decide on which sentiment to use for this card until my Stampin Up order from Lizy's Online Stampin Up Shop HERE was delivered straight to my door this morning... how fabulous is that!!!!  I quickly added the sentiment at lunch and here is the final card!!

Freshly Made Sketches: #103

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV James Christmas Tree
Colouring Medium - Stampin Up Markers
Sentiment: Christmas Messages from Stampin Up
Button from Stash
DP: Stampin Up (retired)

That's all from me for today but if you want to order anything from Lizy check out the Mystery Hostess Promotion that is running this week.

Jen xxx

Wednesday 11 September 2013


Morning.. I managed a little, if uninspiring crafting, last night and came up with this little card... Not very exciting I'm afraid :-)


CASe this Sketch: #44

The Paper Players: #162

Card Recipe:
Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
Pool Party Embossing Powder
Kindness Matters from Stampin UP
Black Pearls from Stash

A very quick one from me today.. but also just want to let all my American friends and those effected by September 11th that I'm thinking of them today.

Jen xxx

Tuesday 10 September 2013

Ski Run

My mojo seems to be returning slowly .. but how could it not with the super cuteness of the stamp on this card.... I always loved House Mouse but wanted the simple images so when I saw this cutie over at Joanna Sheen I was smitten !!

He is simply water coloured with Stampin Up Markers and finished off with a little twine, a button and my all time fave sentiment tags from LOTV.

I'm hoping to get some more crafting done tonight...

Have a great Tuesday

Jen xxx

Monday 9 September 2013

Speedy Recovery

Morning... Happy Monday!! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I met some fab people on Saturday whilst at Lili Of The valley and finally got to meet Mary and Andrea from the Ribbon Girl in person... It was so lovely to actually get to talk to them both!

Other than a bit of colouring whilst there with Lou, I only managed about 30 minutes of crafting late last night to make a quick card for a very last minute order and I was impressed by how quickly it came together... I hoping my mojo is making a return after a well deserved break :-)

Anyhow, onto the card.... I used the RGB codes available for Stampin Up colours from here to do the lettering in illy and then simply added some stitching and a little washi for some detail.  I used some brads and cut off the back just for another little touch!

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Lucky Limeade and Costal Cabana from Stampin Up
This and That washi tape
Brads: Making memories - they are nearly crushed curry in colour ;-)

It's really nice to be back crafting... Although I have a really busy week so not sure how much will be done before the weekend!

Have a great day

Jen xx

Saturday 7 September 2013

Autumal Craze!

Morning LIMettes! it's the first week of the month it's time for a new colour challenge at Less Is More.  This month we have a very dramatic inspiration photo for you where the main colours are Dark Green and Rust.

Update: Please note the photo has been removed and you can read the story behind the photo here.  The colours for this challenge are Dark Green and Rust

My first card uses the leafy accents from Clearly Besotted and stamped in always artichoke and cajun craze from Stampin Up.  The sentiment is also from Clearly Besotted.

My first card uses the leafy accents from Clearly Besotted and stamped in always artichoke and cajun craze from Stampin Up.  The sentiment is also from Clearly Besotted.

That's me done for today... if you are around the Leeds area today, Lili Of The Valley have an open day at the shop and I'll be there for a couple of hours around lunch time!!

Have a great weekend

Jen xx

Thursday 5 September 2013

Fab Flamingo!!

Ok... so the mojo hasn't come back yet but I found a photo from last month's Paper craft Inspirations tester project.  I normally don't post these but I absolutely love this card... and it's not very CAS at all!!!

I used seam binding from The Ribbon Girl to make the feathers.. and cocktail sticks covered in washi tape for the legs...

Card Recipe:

Papers: Stampin Up
Washi: East Of India
Seam Binding: The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Die Cute letters: Memory box

The mojo has to come back later... cards to do for the weekend!!! Let's just hope that's the case otherwise I may need to scout pInterest for some inspiration.

Hope you are having a great day.. It's nearly weekend :-)

Jen xx

Wednesday 4 September 2013

Back To School...

I'm a little late this evening and still no mojo but I thought I would make this little cutie into a card since it's back to school week.  She has been sat on my desk coloured in for a few days now so I think it was deserved!!

Image: Lili Of The Valley
Stampin Write Markers
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

In an attempt to find the mojo hidden last I even sorted stuff out in my studio but it hasn't seemed to have helped... I'm thinking it's to do with me having to move things around last weekend to accommodate a wardrobe from another room and everything is just on the wrong side of me :-(

Have a great evening... I may be back tomorrow with something.. I hope!!

Jen xx

Tuesday 3 September 2013

Scattered Stars.... Seize The Sketch #3

Morning... So it's time for another challenge at Seize The Sketch and this week It's my turn to host the challenge.  Here is my fun simple sketch for you this fortnight!!

We also have an amazing sponsor for this week.... There She Goes Stamps!!!
There She Goes Clear Stamps
Here is my little card... I've kept it simple!!

Card Recipe:
Star Stamps: Stampin Up
Sentiment: Stampin UP

I'm still feeling a little mojo-less at the moment.. could do with finding it as I am so far behind :-(

Have a great Tuesday

Jen xx

Sunday 1 September 2013

When The Mojo Is Away...

.. I Blog Design instead....

My mojo has been hiding in a very deep hole for most of the week so I decided to dabble in something else this weekend since Lizy had asked me to update the colours on her header.. well me being me decided that a whole new design was in order lol...

Pop on over and take a look ..... In case you don't know where to go.. click the link HERE

Jen xxx