Saturday 28 June 2014

Burst Of Dots!

Morning.. Where has this week gone.. sorry i didn't visit many people this week I spent it trying to catch up on life after a crazy 3 weeks.  Didn't help that blogger has been playing up all week... It even lost a couple of scheduled posts completely!!

This week at Less Is More we want to see you use something "Recycled" it can be anything as long as it's been used before.... I dipped into my boxes of rescued items to reuse!! Here is my card...

I even managed to use some unused stash!! This memory box die was purchased after seeing Melly Moo use it a while ago and has since been sat there!  It's finished off with the fabulous happy birthday from Simon Says Stamp.. I love these dies!!

That's all from me today... Have a great weekend!!

Thursday 26 June 2014

Floral Birthday...

Morning... Sorry I've not been around this week ... I've made a couple of cards but I am unable to show them until they have arrived and just not had chance to make anything else until I finished off this little card.  This is my first attempt at using the inktense pencils I received for my birthday ! I did keep it simple with flowers ...

I used one of my favourite sets from SU to test out these fabulous watercolour pencils.. one thing I can say is that I need a colour chart... Def test out the colours before you add them to your image as I ended up with a very yellow James the bear on one attempt :-)

I'm off to Cheshire Oaks today with my mum whilst she needs a dress to wear for my cousins wedding, although I'm hoping to get some creative stuff done tonight!

Have a great day..

Saturday 21 June 2014

Butterfly Dreams

Morning LIMettes.. well what an exciting week I have had.. New Job and not only 1 but 4 offers to choose from!! That has been a really difficult decision to say the least and it really was a close call on a couple!. Hopefully now I can relax and get back to normal for a couple of weeks before a quick diving trip to Egypt and a weekend in Holland!

Anyhow, enough waffling, here is this weeks Less Is More challenge!! This weeks we want to see you...  Water Colour!

I decided to add a water colour wash over heat embossed butterflies... Sorry the photo is so bad, late last night when I took it!!

CAS Colours & Sketches: #79

Card Recipe:
Butterfly from Best Of Butterflies by Stampin Up (Retired)
Sentiment: Stampin Up

I've got a busy day ahead catching up on everything I have just not done after the last two crazy week of job interviews! This unfortunately includes some tidying up and house work!

Make sure you pop back tomorrow for my Birthday Candy!!!

Jen xx

Wednesday 18 June 2014

New Baby!

Morning.. I have a little new baby card for you today using the sketch from the issue of Card Making & Papercraft from April.  This has twisted the sketch!  I have used one of the fabulous statement stamps ... I really do love these!

Card Recipe:
Sentiment: LOTV Statement Stamps - Congratulations
Baby feet from Boys Shoes
Card from Stampin Up

I've got 2 more interviews today and then another tomorrow and fingers crossed I can relax a bit over the weekend...  Better get a move on!

Jen xx

Sunday 15 June 2014

If You Could Not Fail!

Morning... I've a really quick card for you today using this super cute guy from LOTV.. You all know how much I love James!! I stamped the image with every intention into making it a card for a dad but then after last nights footie I thought this sentiment was perfect with the image! I even used my promarkers for the first time I think in 2014.. hopefully I'll fall back in love with alcohol markers now I have found this card from crafters companion!

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV No 7 Bear
Card Stock: Neenah Desert Storm
Sentiment: LOTV Quotables - Life's Journey

I'm hoping to spend the day crafting of some description today.. really missed it the last couple of weeks.. and since it's raining....

Have a great Sunday and Fathers's Day....

Jen xxx 

Saturday 14 June 2014

You're a Genius!

Morning... sorry I've not really been around much... the last few weeks have been very crazy and hopefully life is about to change as I leave a company I have worked at for more than 10 years.. It's exciting and very scary but the last two weeks have been full of interviews and meetings .... and next week more interviews so I hope you can bear with me for a couple more weeks!

This weeks Less Is More challenge is One Layer Week and we want to see you stamp off the edge.  I have used the fabulous Scientifically Speaking set from Clearly Besotted!

I white embossed one of the atom stamps in white and then added candy dots from Stampin Up! very simple!!

I'm looking forward to chilling out a bit today!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Bundle Of Love

A couple of months ago I had a few cards published in Card Making & Paper craft magazine as I did a feature called 1 sketch 3 ways!!  I have just realised I never actually showed you any of the cards I did... Here is one of the them!!

This little cutie uses one of my favourite stamps from the baby release last year...

I've another busy day ahead.. I really can't catch my feet at the moment.. Hopefully I'll get some crafting done tomorrow or Friday !!

I'm off to Rachel's tonight... Apparently I will learn to crochet so I might have my attempts to show you tomorrow!!

Jen xx

Monday 9 June 2014

Love... And First Farmers Market Pics

Morning... I did my first official farmers market yesterday.. It was National Open Farm Day so was fairly busy and the weather managed to hold out until right at the end which was fab.  I didn't sell many cards, maybe 5, but the hand stamped key rings went down a storm as well as the jewellery. Hopefully I'll have some more pictures but here is one of half of the stall...

The card I have today I made a couple of weeks ago as I've been crazy trying to prep for yesterday but I made it for a friend to give his fiancée just because! He just wanted something very simple...

Card Recipe:
DSP: Stampin Up (Retired)
Heart: Sizzix
Sentiment Die: Simon Says Stamp

I'll hopefully be back tomorrow with a card for you... or maybe some other goodies...

Have a great Monday..

Jen xx

Saturday 7 June 2014

Get Well

Morning LIMettes... yes another week has flown by and as it's a new month we have a fabulous new sponsor.. the wonderful Sally from Craft Mojo.

I was lucky enough to meet Sally a few weeks ago at a show and she is so fabulous!!

Now onto this weeks challenge which is use the colours from your bedroom... mine is boring neutrals so I went with the colours from my bed linen instead...

The die is from paper smooches which I picked up from Craft Mojo at the show... I love the simplicity!

Hope you have a great Saturday.. I'm off to the hairdressers now and then final prep for tomorrow Farmers Market!

Jen xx

Friday 6 June 2014

Gorgeous Grunge

Very quick post today .... I love this stamp set so took the opportunity to use it for this card for a teenagers birthday....

I also used some of my favourite sentiment dies from Simon Says Stamp... You have to love them!

See said I had to be very quick today.. meeting after meeting ahead and I need to prepare..

Jen xxx

Thursday 5 June 2014

Best Dad Ever

Morning.. I wish this rain would go away... I was just getting used to going for daily walks and runs and this has put a dampener on everything!

I have a quick Penny Black card for you again today... It's from the same set as the fishing stamp from earlier in the week .. perfect for those men in your life!

I have so much to do before the Farmers Market on Sunday the next couple of days will be completely manic... pricing and packaging for all my hand stamped metal items and jewellery and still more cards to make... good job I'm not in work lol! Better get a move on anyhow....

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Fairy Wishes

Morning... Remember the card I made for the LOTV birthday party, well I decided to make it in another colour way as I really love this older fairy image. It's hard with so many images to chose but many of the older ones are still my favourites! Here is Thistledown Fairy .. Again :-)

This time she is coloured in with turquoise and bright pink.... just love the colour combo!

I wish I could say I have a busy day ahead but I think I spend most of the day crafting and sorting out for the farmers market I'm doing on Sunday! The life of leisure hey!!

Have a great Wednesday...

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Dad's Gone Fishing!

Morning... I've got a quick card for you today perfect for any fishing loving Dad.. I've used a super cute Penny Black image... It's been ages since any of these have seen any ink... but then when you have so much stash how can you use it all!!  I think I'm on another stash ban and continuing the Shop My Stash challenge for another couple of months, at least until I get back into the swing of card making again!

I love simple cards with just the image on and they seem perfect for more masculine cards!

That's it from me today.. so much to do and the days are disappearing in front of me!!

Jen xx

Monday 2 June 2014

Love Hearts

Morning.. Just to let you know there is an offer on over at LOTV...

At the end of last week I received my Lil Inkers order from Tara at Make The Day Special.. to say I was excited when I found out she was stocking them is an understatement.  Here is my creation using the stitched hearts!

I used the double challenge #76 over at CAS Colours & Sketches for my inspiration.

Card Recipe:
Lil Inkers Stitched Heart
DSP from Stampin Up
Love Die from Simon Says Stamp

Yesterday, I spent all day sorting out the bat cave to turn it into a proper office instead of it being the dumping ground it had become since January this year... today the rest of the house needs sorting too.... I can't currently move for boxes in the studio.. and every where else for that matter...

Hope you all have a great Monday

Jen xx

Sunday 1 June 2014

Cheers Dad!

Morning.. So today's run is out of the way .. First one outside and it's very different... much more full-filling than the running machine at they gym!

I've got a little card for you today in prep for Fathers' Day in a couple of weeks.. This one uses the fabulous Cheers Bear ... How cute is James here?!?!?

Freshly Made Sketches #138

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV Cheers Bear
Stampin Up Re-Inkers
Sentiment: LOTV

I'll be back tomorrow with some more creations...

Jen xxx