Wednesday 30 July 2014

The Perfect Tree .... LOTV Blog Hop

Morning, Sorry I've not been around since back from Holland and Egypt but I have had good reason... decorating my new studio and starting to move in! I'm nearly done so will have a few pics the end of this week!

Anyhow, today we have a fabulous Lili of the Valley design team blog hop to celebrate the launch of their gorgeous new Christmas products. This 2014 collection is an adorable mix of 22 cute character stamps; new vintage boys & girls, snowmen, penguins and angels

The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midnight on Friday August 1st (UK time) along with new Christmas paper pads and some useful clear stamp sets!

You know the score, you need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card, there is loads of inspiration and fabulous cards along the way in many different styles!
As always there are fabulous prizes up for grabs on this hop, we don’t know where they are hidden so do make sure you that you visit and comment on every blog.... We will let you know tomorrow evening which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and the winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those blogs

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;

I have used the fabulous Perfect Tree Image... I just love these vintage boys!

The next stop is Kathy and if you get lost you can start again at the beginning and pick the links up from there
Finally, don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog tomorrow evening when you can find out who the lucky winners were of the prizes before the new products go on sale
Enjoy the hop everyone, good luck!

Jen xxx

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Birthday Candy!!

 ** Sticky Post **

Afternoon.. Sorry I'm a lot later than planned today with my birthday candy give away .. I'm in the midst of sorting out my studio ready for a big move to the attic and cannot for the life of me find the goodies I had put away so instead I'm going to offer a couple of things from my favourite places!! This means there will be 3 prizes at the moment and when I find the other stuff I'll add that into the mystery prize!!   I'd hope you can guess where my favourite stash shops are but if not here is a clue...

Prize 1
£9 stamp set of your choice from 

Clearly Besotted Stamps

(In stock when this ends - although maybe I can talk Stephanie into doing me a Gift Voucher Lol!)

Prize 2
£10 Gift Voucher 

Prize 3
Mystery Prize of Crafty Goodies!!

All you have to do is be a follower and then enter your name in the linky below.  It would be nice if you can share on your blog and facebook too but this is not a requirement to win! I'll leave this open until
22nd July 2014

It gives plenty of time to enter!! 
Jen xx

Red Red Robin

Morning.. ok so I have gone a little Christmas crazy but I found this cute guy from Pink Petticoat coloured in when going through some stuff so decided to make him into a really quick card!

Have a great day.. I'm back tomorrow from my holiday... fingers crossed they are fitting my fireplace before I jet back off to Holland on Thursday!

Monday 21 July 2014

Sledging Fun.. LOTV Sneak Peek

Morning... Only a couple of days left for my Holiday but I have another LOTV sneak peek for you today.  This is Sledging Fun from the new Vintage Christmas Kids release.

The sentiment is also from the new clear set.. I finished him off with some washi and Martha Stewart snowflakes!

Have a fabulous day..

Jen xxx

Sunday 20 July 2014

Butterfly Friend

Morning.. So I had some of the butterflies left that I coloured in for this months CBS release and decided to make into a quick card.. I also used the friend die again too!!

Sorry the photo is a bit pants not sure what was going on!

Have a great day

Jen xx

Saturday 19 July 2014

Christmas Kisses.. LOTV Sneak Peek

Morning... So I'm mid holiday but I do have another LOTV sneak peek for you today.  This is Winter Walk from the new Vintage Christmas Kids out at the end of the month.

I coloured this cute couple in promarkers and then ran it through the big shot with the PTI Linen texture plate!

Have a great day...

Jen xx

Friday 18 July 2014

It's A Girl

Today I have the final card from Aprils Card Making and Papercraft magazine.  This one is really simple and uses the LOTV baby shoes.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up!

I know it's a bit bright...  Hope you are all having a great week

Jen xx

Thursday 17 July 2014

The Little Fire Engine!

Morning... Hope you are having a great week.  I have a little card using the fire engine from an SU set I picked up from the retiring sets in June.. Thought it was perfect for little boys cards!

It's finished off with a blue gem and a sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

I'm hoping to have seen some cool things whilst diving this week.. Will try and add some photos!!

Jen xx

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Vellum Love

I love vellum and this was a really quick card I made when making a few others earlier in the month.  I simply cut out the Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts die from vellum and then stitched it!

Hope you are having a great day!

Jen xx

Tuesday 15 July 2014

The Snowman.... A Sneak Peek from LOTV

Morning .. So I have a little sneak peek for you this morning from the new LOTV Christmas stamps due out at the end of the month.... This super cute guy is My Snowman Friend and is from the new Vintage Christmas Kids release.  The sentiment is also a new clear set being release!!

I even got the promarkers back out again... actually really enjoyed using them so you will definitely see more of them from now on!

I'm off to sunny Egypt in about 6 hours so apart from a few scheduled posts I'll be back later next week.

Hope you all have a great week

Jen xx

Saturday 12 July 2014

Night Owl

Morning LIMettes.. It's One Layer Week (everyone's favourite I know!!) at Less Is More this week and we have a really fun theme for you! We want to see you adapt a fingerprint!!
My mojo really is back as I somehow managed to pull this card together late last night since I forgot it was One Layer Card week ... I really love how it turned out and had so much fun with this one!! Even though I look like a suspect with fingerprint patches now!!

I used espresso truffle memento ink for the fingerprints onto Basic Grey card stock from Stampin Up.and then stamped the branch from Love Blossoms and the little leaves from Design A Tree (both Clearly Besotted). For the moon I punched out a circle from scrap card and then used Unicorn White Hero Art ink pad and filled it in with finger prints.  It's finished off with some wiggly eyes...and a few pen strokes on the owls!!

I'm hopefully helping my brother finish painting his house today and then Lizy is round for dinner later.. Fajitas.. one of our favourites! 

I'm off to very sunny Egypt this week so I will try and visit as many of you as I can... Have a great Saturday!

Jen xx

Friday 11 July 2014

The Sky Is Clear

Morning.. Well I actually have a card for you today... I was hopping around last night and came over a few challenges and instantly had an idea.. Don't you just love it when that happens!!

Sorry photos are still completely useless.. doesn't help i'm trying to take them over boxes out of the expedit!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Let's Be Clear
Addicted to CAS: #42 Sky
CAS(e) This Sketch: #84

Card Recipe:
Clearly Besotted: Sky's The Limit Dies, Going Places
Vellum from SU
Doodlebug Card

Have a great Friday! I'll see you tomorrow .. I'm off to carry on tidying up the mess....

Thursday 10 July 2014

Let the renovations begin... and the finished flower brooches

Afternoon... So the last week has been busy with my brother moving and my final phase of house renovation starting... the living room and dining room... Yesterday they ripped out the awful gas fireplace ready for installation of my log burner in a couple of weeks.... Here is the mess they left...

 I'm so excited to finally get this done, but have spent most of today getting rid of black soot from what seems like everywhere.
So no crafty time for me at the moment but I did manage to finish off the little crochet flowers and make them into brooches.....

and make a few more colours!!

I'm hoping to get a little card making done tonight so I have something else to show you for the next few days... Other than that I'm trying to sort out my dive gear for my holiday to Egypt next week... Typical we are having a bit of UK sunshine at the moment too...

See you tomorrow...

Jen xx

Tuesday 8 July 2014

Learning to Fly...( well crochet actually!)

Morning.. So I do have something a little different for you today... my attempts at crochet flowers.  A few weeks ago when at Rachel's she showed me the basics of a couple of crochet stitches and after 4 or 5 squares of stitch on stitch when I went on Sunday we decided to try a little project instead.... I had seen these flowers on Pinterest and away we went! Here are my attempts so far.. the pale pink is the one from Sunday, the other 3 from last night!

I've found that other crafts apart from card making are helping my mojo... It's hard to see boxes and boxes of card just mount up with no where to go... I think I need a bit more practice and then I can make some lovely little brooches with these....

I'm planning on adding more crafty non card making projects on here so would love to know what you all think!

Hope you have a great Tuesday...

Sunday 6 July 2014

Parcel From Paris

Morning... So I spent the majority of yesterday painting at my brothers new house. We managed to paint the living room, kitchen and landing as well as one coat in the spare room which was fabulous! I'm a little achy so I'm having a day off from that today and spending it with Rachel this afo, but in the mean time I have a little card for you...

As the Tour de France is kicking off this weekend, I have something a little different using one of the older boy stamps, Riding My Bike.   I decided to go a little vintage and use a resist technique on the image rather than the traditional colouring in!

I've used antique linen and frayed burlap distress inks to age the card and then a few splashes of water.  It's finished off with sentiment from the Greetings Postmark set and Grunge Elements set. A little bit of twine finishes off the look of the parcel!

Have a fabulous Sunday and I hope to see you tomorrow....

Saturday 5 July 2014


Morning... So today it's the last of the teasers at Clearly Besotted Stamps as well as a new challenge at Less Is More so I thought I would combine the two.  I have used the new set "Journal It" from CBS to go with the colour theme of... Earth Tones over at LIM.  Here is my creation...

I simply used embossing paste on a section of a dotty stencil (sorry not a clue where from) and then layered some banners over the top.  The sentiment and journal plate is from the new CBS Journal It set. It's simply finished off with some wooden stars from Calico Studios.

I did try and follow the sketch from this weeks Freshly Made Sketches as it's been a while since I've been able to enter.
A day of painting my brothers house is ahead of me... It needs a lot more work or tarting up than we originally thought so we have decided to get it done before moving in so it's all sorted!

Have a great day...

Friday 4 July 2014

Sweet Rose

Morning...Only one more day until the July release at Clearly Besotted and it's another teaser for you! I've made a little tag today instead of a card using the Sweet Rose set.  I think this will be a popular set.. The flowers are simply gorgeous!!

I've not used my alcohol ink pens for a while now but have a new love for them with this neenah desert storm card stock... I simply finished it off with some lace ribbon and a bit of twine!

My brother gets his keys at some point today so busy helping him move!!

Have a great Friday and Happy 4th July to all my American friends...

Thursday 3 July 2014

Quilled Caterpillar!

Morning.. so it's another day of teasers for Clearly Besotted and today I thought I would make something a little different with one of the sets... Simply Quilled! How cute is this little guy?

Obviously inspired by a certain children's book ... This set is perfect for making up little creatures!! I have also used the sentiment from the flights of fancy set!

My brother completes on his new house tomorrow so today we are busy sorting and packing stuff out.... Fun day ahead!!

Have a great Thursday and make sure you visit the rest of the fabulous CBS design team to see what they have all been up to!

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Flight Of Fancy

Morning.. It's day 2 of the teasers at Clearly Besotted stamps and today I have used the stunning "Flights Of Fancy" and a sentiment from "All Occasions Sentiments".

I stamped a random selection onto some watercolour card and then coloured them in using Inktense pencils.  I then used this to create some panels for are few cards..

I made a little matching note-let card too...

Right, that's all from me for today.. hope you can join me again for another teaser from the release...

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Friends.. A Little Teaser for You!

Morning... I am absolutely delighted this month to be joining the fabulous Stephanie and the rest of the design team for the July launch over at Clearly Besotted Stamps..

As many of you know I have a slight obsession with these fabulous stamps and love love love them and as always there are some fabulous stamps and dies in this release! This is the "Friend" word die! Don't you just love the style of these...

I have paired the die with the Bridal Bouquet Stamps and Dies and the Frame Mat die from previous releases... 
I'm sorry the photos are shocking.. think I need to re-set my camera as no matter what I do I can't get them right at the moment!

Hope you have a fabulous day and make sure you pop over and see what the rest of the design team are teasing you with today!