Thursday 31 May 2018


Hello... Today I have a sympathy card for you today.. It's always the card you hate to make so I try to make a few and keep them in a box for if anyone needs them quickly.

I used the Flourishing Phrases set from Stampin Up to stamp the flowers at the top of the panel with nocturne versa Clair ink.  Once I ensured it was completely dry I carefully added some colour using my copic markers.

To add the sentiment I heat embossed the with sympathy sentiment from the same set in silver embossing powder on a scrap of vellum.  I then added this to the panel and mounted it on a black card base.

Its finished off with some clear Nuovo drop on the stamped image for a little bit of dimension and shine.

That's all from me for today... Have a great day

Jen xx

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Monkey Business

Hey Y'all.. really quick post for you today.. I'm trying to get ahead of myself before I start my new job next Monday.

I made this card in April for Keirans 10th Birthday using the new Monkey Agenda images from Mama Elephant.

I stamped the little monkeys and coloured them with copic markers.  I then fussy cut them out (I don't tend to buy the dies as I find the cutting out therapeutic). The 10 is cut out using Stampin Up Large Number Framelits (retiring very soon!!) and Lemon Lime Twist card stock.

A panel has been cut out using Avery Elle Pierced rectangle dies and the number 10 added to the top centre.  I then added the little monkeys on 1 mm foam tape and finished off with a sentiment made with the labeller stamps from Stampin Up. 

The panel has then been added to a card blank made from Pacific Point card stock from Stampin Up.

That's all from me for today...

Jen xx

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Hope Your Birthday Is Swell

Afternoon, sorry I'm late today, took me a while to have time on my lunch to type up this post.

I thought I would join in with this weeks CAS(e) This Sketch #273 and decided I would use a new set I picked up at Port Sunlight before I went on Holiday.

I coloured in the shark from Sea-Prise from Avery Elle with copic markers and then fussy cut it out. From Pool Party card stock (SU) I used the Mama Elephant Stitched Waves to cut out a few sets before layering them onto a card base made from Neenah 110lb.
I slipped in the shark in between the waves and added a sentiment from the same set.

Here is the sketch I used...

That's all from me for today... Have a lovely Tuesday

Jen xx

Monday 28 May 2018

2 Peas in a Pod

Morning..  Happy Bank Holiday to those in the UK.... I'm looking forward to a very short work week as I am also off on Friday this week.

I'm hoping the weather today isn't too bad and I can get outside this afternoon after the gym this morning.  I really need to get out on my bike if I'm going to manage the Manchester to Blackpool cycle in a few weeks.

I have a LOTV card for you today using another one of the New Beginnings release from April. 

I used the Peas in a Pod stamp and printed it off so it filled most of the card front.  The image is coloured in with copic markers  and then the panel has been trimmed. 

I added a sentiment from Hero Arts and then added a doodle border to the white panel before mounting it on some light pink co-ordinations card stock at an angle.  A bit of wink of stella on the hearts finishes off the card.

That's all from me for today...

Jen xx

Sunday 27 May 2018

You Make The World A Better Place

Hey Y'all... I'm back from vacation in Italy after a week travelling around with friend from Australia.  All of my Photo Boards arrived safely so I can now use them for all of my photos.  Remember I have a referral code and you can get 10% off your first order if you use it.  Simply click HERE or on my side bar. 

I had fun colouring this stamp on today's card.  When I was in the US I placed a fairly large Stamping Bella order and I could not resist the new unicorn stamps.  This uses Rosie Loves Bernie.

I stamped the image with momento ink onto a panel of Neenah solar white card stock and then coloured in the image with my copic markers.  I tried to have a little fun and create a rainbow mane of hair... I def need a little practice with this!
I added the sentiment from the same set and then used the largest wonky stitch rectangle die from MFT to cut out the panel.
I trimmed down the panel to allow me to offset it on a black card base and then finished it off with some sparkle on the unicorn horn and the hair.

That's all from me for today.. I plan on spending the rest of the day crafting after I have been to the gym

Have a great Sunday

Jen x

Saturday 26 May 2018

Fab at 40

Howdie ... I'm on a card making roll but today I am sharing another card from last year as I need to take photos and edit the rest of the cards when i get back off vacation.

I made this card for my friend Mel for her big birthday last year. I cut out the Stampin Up Large numbers framelits from glitter card stock and the swirly scribbles thin-let from Bermuda bay card stock.
I added the sentiment from CBS to a piece of white card stock and then added the die cuts onto the base.  The panel is then mounted on smoky slate card stock to finish it off.

Have a great day...

Jen xx

Friday 25 May 2018

Especially For You

Morning... Very quick card for you today using one of the floral stamps from Clearly Besotted.  I did actually make this card last year but had not been able to share it with you.

I stamped and heat embossed in white the image from the On Your Day set from CBS and then coloured it in using distress oxides.  I then fussy cut it out. I embossed a piece of vellum with the linen plate from Papertrey Ink and mounted that onto a card blank made from Soft Sky Card stock from Stampin Up. Its edges with a piece of white 3mm ribbon and the image added over the top and trimmed where it went over the edge of the blank.
The card is finished off with a sentiment from the Message Me stamp set stamped and white heat embossed on black card stock.

That is all from me for today... I'll be back tomorrow with another card for you

Jen x

Thursday 24 May 2018

You Passed

Morning.... Hope you all have had a great weekend.  I'm back today with another LOTV card for you and this time its a shaker card.

I have used a fairly new image, Oliver - Driving Test and fussy cut around the image within the frame to give a window.
The image is coloured in with Copic markers and then mounted on some acetate. I used the stripes embossing folder from Stampin Up and real red card stock for the surround. The shaker is filled with little silver stars from Lucys' Little Things.

I added some detail onto the the number plate and then mounted the whole thing onto a white card base.

This card has a little more than what I normally add but its fun making shaker cards once in a while and I loved the idea of him throwing the learner plates in the air!

Hope you all have a fabulous Monday

Jen xx

Wednesday 23 May 2018

The Kindness You Show

Hello .... I'm wading through the mass of unused craft stash as I decide what to keep.. I was unsure of this set from this years Sale-A-Bration from Stampin Up but decided to use the flower for this card and add some bright purple from the Amazing You set.

I stamped the image twice and the leaves onto the back panel I die cut using the pierced rectangles from Avery Elle. I then coloured in and fussy cut out the image to add some dimension.  The centre is then filled with black glass glitter.

I added a sentiment from another Stampin Up sentiment and then mounted the panel onto a white card blank.

Hope you have a lovely Wednesday!

Jen xx

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Birthday Hugs

Morning.. Here is another card I made last year after I had done my copic 3 class back in September which was colouring Fur.  I completely forgot to post it!

I stamped the squidgy and teddy stamp from Stampin Bella onto neenah card stock and the coloured in with copics and the technique learned at the class for the bear.
I added the sentiment from the same set and then mounted the panel onto a card blank made from Real Red card stock from Stampin Up.

Hope you all have a lovely day...

Jen xx

Monday 21 May 2018

New Home

Morning... Hope you all had a fabulous weekend... I'm hopefully enjoying the sights of Italy as you read this!

Today I have another CAS LOTV card for you today and its using one of the New Home Trios.  I love digi stamps as you can make the image the size you need for the card.  This one I have made it slightly bigger than what the original rubber trio stamps were.

I coloured in the house image using copic markers and then fussy cut around the circle before mounting it onto  a kraft card stock base.
The sentiment has been added using my tape machine.... I really love this gadget and it reminds me of being a kid again!

That's all from me today.  I hope you all have a lovely Monday.

Jen xx

Sunday 20 May 2018

Sorry I'm Slow

Hey Y'all I have a quick card using a quirky set from Stampin Up.  I had made the distress oxide back ground a while ago whilst messing around and found it in the box of bits.

For the back ground I used Broken China distress oxide by stamping a clear block and then spraying with water and smooching onto the card panel.
I then stamped the Sloth from the Quirky Critters set from Stampin Up and coloured it in with Copics. I re-stamped it onto the background panel so the sentiment was on the background and then fussy cut the one I have coloured it layering it over the top with foam pads.

The card panel is then mounted onto a pistachio pudding card based.  I really do love this background effect. 

That's all from me for today

Jen xx

Saturday 19 May 2018

A Little Note

Hey Y'all.... I'm back with a little card for you today using one of my favourite sets from last summers Clearly Besotted release - Just For You

I stamped and heat embossed the floral image from the set on a piece of neenah solar white and then using picked raspberry and peeled paint distress oxides colouring in the image.

I added a sentiment from the same set and then a doodle around the panel before mounting it on Old Olive card stock from Stampin up.

I'm off on a little holiday to Italy this week for some R&R and sight seeing but I will have a some scheduled posts done for next week.

Hope you have a lovely Saturday

Jen xx

Thursday 17 May 2018

Best Guy Ever

Hey Y'all... I'm off on vacation tomorrow and looking forward to a break away and some sunshine. I have scheduled posts whilst I am away as I have somehow become mega organised and have made enough cards plus found a few from last year I had not shared with you.

For this card I used a Stampin Up Sale-a-bration set called Epic Celebrations.... I love how it is perfect for those musical friends.
I stamped the image and the coloured in the guitar body only. I then fussy cut the image out.  For the panel I added a texture stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set.  The sentiment is from the same set as the guitar.  the panel is then cut out using the pierced rectangles from Avery Elle before being mounted on a card blank made from black card stock.

That's all from me today... busy last day in the office ahead of me!

Jen xx

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Thank You

Morning Crafty Peeps... I have another card I made last summer to share with you today. Surprising what you find unedited on your laptop when you are sorting it out. I don't even remember making this card!

I used an MFT background and white heat embossed it on neenah card before adding black distress ink using a blender tool to give a chalk board effect.

I added a star cut from Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler card stock and then added a sentiment from avery elle. The piece is then mounted onto a white card panel and then onto a card blank made from cherry cobbler card stock.

I really need to get better at writing down exactly what I use for my cards....

Hope you have a lovely day.. I'll be back soon with more cards to share

Jen xx

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Birthday Celebration.. And a Lili Of The Valley 14th Birthday Blog Hop

Hey Y'all... As part of Lili of The Valley's 14th Birthday celebrations we are having a fantastic blog hop with lots of our wonderful, talented Design Team.
You should have arrived here from Kat, but if you didn't then start with Marianne.
Make sure you leave a comment on each birthday post as we will pick 1 comment from 1 blog to receive a £10 LOTV voucher 
Join in the fun and you can visit the Lili of the Valley website here

Here is my creation to share with you...

I used the Thanks A Bunch stamp from LOTV and coloured it in with copic markers. I then cut it up to give the angle before adding a simple heat embossed sentiment and a little bit of glitter card.  It is mounted on a card base made from Pear Pizzazz card stock from Stampin Up

Pop on over to Anne's blog for the next stop...  Here is a full list of the blog stops for you...

Monday 14 May 2018

Welcome Baby

Hey Y'all..... I have a little scene card today for you using this cutie from LOTV.  This is Greg - Just A Note and he was perfect for this new baby card..

I saw THIS off the edge card by Jennifer Mcguire a few weeks ago and it inspired me to do the same with this card.

I started off by colouring in the image with Copics and then marked a line across the top to allow the off the edge piece. I then cut around the top of the balloons.

The hills are cut out of scraps of DSP from Stampin up and then I added a little sign post to give it a final touch. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

I am really trying to keep practicing my copic colouring after attending my Copic 4 with Faye a couple of weeks ago... if you have not tried out any of her classes I really recommend you do!

Hope you all have a fabulous Monday

Jen xx

Sunday 13 May 2018

Cats Meow

Morning... So I am cheating a little with today's card.  I actually made it last summer for my mums birthday but completely forgot to share it with you at the time.

I always make a card for my mum from my kit kats, Jack and Levi.  It started as a joke but turned into a tradition.

I stamped the Cats Meow stamp from Mama Elephant onto Neenah Desert Storm card stock using brown momento ink. I then coloured in part of the image with my copic markers before adding a sentiment using Stampin Ups Labeller Alphabet.
The panel is finished off with a doodle frame before being mounted on more Neenah Desert Storm card stock with foam tape.

I have a few more cards from last summer I didn't manage to share so will add those into my current creation posts over the next couple of weeks.

Hope you have a great day!

Jen xx

Saturday 12 May 2018

Just For You

Morning.... I'm off to Port Sunlight today for the Happy Stampers show so I thought I would share a card using stamps from one of the exhibitors, Uniko Stamps.

I stamped the main image from the Marvellous Mehndi set onto Bermuda bay Card stock from stampin up using versamark ink and then white heat embossed it.
I had planned to use a larger section but I forgot to use the emboss buddy and ended up with powder everywhere.  I trimmed off the good section and then mounted it onto a white panel die cut from the Avery Elle pierced rectangles. The sentiment is from a Waltzing Mouse set and stamped in nocturne versa clair ink.
To finish it off I added some pearls to the mehndi and then mounted the panel onto more Bermuda bay card stock.

I'm really looking forward to today and catching up with crafty friends... give me a shout if you see me there

Jen xx

Friday 11 May 2018

Back Ground Duo

Good morning.... It's Friday at last and even though this has been a 4 day week its been a busy one!

This card must have taken literally a year to make as I coloured in this panel last summer and it has sat in my "not sure what to do with" pile since.

I decided to use it to make a couple of simpler cards by trimming it down.

I heat embossed the Happy Flowers background from Taylored Expressions in white embossing powder and then coloured  it in with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides.  After splitting the panel into two I added a strip of pewter embossing powder to the end of the rectangle before mounting it onto a white card panel.  The sentiment is from Tiny Type set from CBS.

The white panel was then mounted onto Pear Pizzazz card stock from Stampin Up.

For the second card I used the same supplies but added the panel in a different position and another sentiment from the Tiny Type set.

I'm hoping I make it to a gig in Birmingham tonight and then will have the long drive home after it.  Tomorrow I'm off to Happy Stampers @ Port Sunlight and looking forward to catching up with some crafty friends there!

Hope you have a great Friday... See you soon

Jen xx

Thursday 10 May 2018

Best Wishes

Morning.. As I was going though what I wanted to sell a couple weeks ago I found this little gem from Stampin Up. It is called Blooms & Wishes and is retiring at the end of this month so I thought I better use it!

Using my MISTI I stamped sentiment and then the images over a back ground panel using Altenew inks. I then trimmed down the panel and mounted it onto a kraft card stock base.

I think I probably should have added some centers to the flowers now I look at the photo but love the colour combo.

That's all from me for today... I'll be back tomorrow with another card to share


Wednesday 9 May 2018

This Little Piggy....

Morning... I've been practicing my colouring after my Copic 4 class with Faye a few weeks back and coloured in a load of images to turn into cards. 

I love this piggy set from Stampin Up so thought I would colour in a couple of simple images for blending practice over a larger area...

I really love how the shading turned out on the pig, seems to have a glow to it.. although maybe I should have included some mud!

The image once coloured is mounted onto pistachio pudding card stock and then finished off with a little doodle stitch at the top and bottom of the card.

I've have really enjoyed getting back into crafting over the last few weeks since I have been back from the states.  I think I have made more cards in this time that in the whole of 2017!

Even though most of my crafting is limited to weekend I'm sneaking in little cards in the week where I can.

I'll be back later in the week... have a great day

Jen xx

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Birthday Bear

Morning... I'm still working through the box of images and scraps and found this little bear which is part of a Stampin Up stamp called We Must Celebrate.  

I fussy cut out the bear from the group of animals and then mounted him on a circle of soft sky and pear pizzazz card stock which has been cut using the Avery Elle pierced circle dies.
I then added a couple of clouds cut from an old memory box die and a sentiment from the Glamper Greetings also from Stampin Up.

That's all from me for today

Jen xx

Monday 7 May 2018

Rocker Bunny

Good Morning... It's a bank holiday here in the UK today so I am hoping the weather stays nice so I can make the most of the outdoors after I have been to the gym.

I have another LOTV card for you today using this super cute little bunny Bunny Rocker. It has to be one of my favourite baby images.

I went for a gender neutral colour way using pistachio pudding card stock from Stampin Up with a hint of yellow on the copic coloured image.   I added a sentiment from Tiny Type from Clearly Besotted Stamps and then finished off with some doodling around the edge of the panel.  I had planned on sewing this one, but glued it to the based before I realised I had not done it.

That's all from me for today... Have a great Monday

Jen xx

Sunday 6 May 2018

Kitty Presents

Hey Y'all.. I'm back today with a little simple card using Penny Black stamps.

I have so many of the cute Margaret Sherry images that I thought I better start making some cards using them! I think that even if I didn't buy another stamp I could use a different image daily for about 5 years .... better start shopping my stash for a while.. or crafting some more!

I stamped the kitty image from Happy Times set and then coloured her in with Copics.  I added a little bit of wink of stella to the presents and then added some pen drawn faux stitching around the card panel.  The sentiment is from Tiny Type from Clearly besotted.  This is definitely one of the best simple sentiment sets that you must own!
Finally I mounted it onto a black card base and added an insert.

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday!

Jen xx

Saturday 5 May 2018

Monkeying Around

Morning... weekend everyone.. I have a crazy day ahead of me but thought since I was up early that I would make a really quick card for this weeks CAS(e) This Sketch.  So quick in fact I forgot to add one of the lines back in ... ooopss....

I measure off 3 sections with a ruler and pencil and then stamped the monkeys from Mama Elephants Monkey Agenda onto the card panel base . After erasing the pencil lines I coloured them in with copics and added back the lines with a fine liner. The sentiment was then added to the bottom section using a clearly besotted set. 
I then mounted the panel onto wild wasabi card stock from Stampin Up.

I tried to use this weeks CAS(e) this Sketch # 270 but somehow forgot to draw back in the middle line so hope you can still see my interpretation.

I'm off to the gym before setting off for Manchester for a gig tonight... Have a great Saturday!

Jen xx

Friday 4 May 2018

Bon Voyage

Morning... So one of my friends is off to travel and scuba dive for a few months as a sabbatical from work so I just had to make a little card.  The manatee from Clearly Besotted was perfect!

I coloured in one of the Manatee from the Manatee Madness set from CBS with copic markers and then fussy cut around the image.
I then embossed a piece of Soft Sky card stock from Stampin up with the Seaside Embossing folder from Stampin up and added a little colour using a matching copic to some of the waves before trimming a section of it out to create a band across the card.
The sentiment  from Tiny Type from CBS is then added on a strip of card over the waves and the little manatee added on foam tape to finish it off.

It's a long weekend in the UK with the May day holiday on Monday so I'm looking forward to a great weekend of music and friends.

Hope you all have a fab Friday!

Jen xx

Thursday 3 May 2018

Happy Birthday Elephant

Hey Y'all. hope you are all having a good week.  I'm currently handing over at work so the days are a little manic and stressful but my mojo seems to be in full swing.

Today I have a card using a set from Mama Makes.  This set is called Elephant Birthday and you can find it HERE.

I stamped the image using copic friendly ink onto neenah solar white card stock and then coloured it in.  I then cut out a panel using Simon says stamp stitched rectangles before mounting it onto doodle bug colour in kraft DSP.

All of my Photoboards have been delivered now so I am working out which ones are best for my cards.  I will still have some cards already made and photographed the old way until the end of May and have manage to schedule a massive pile of posts as I am trying to get more organised with m blogging, crafting, facebook page and instagram account.

I also spent some of last weekend rearranging my craft room so my desk is directly under the room light.  Even with the desk lamps I was struggling with really bad light so the desk is now in the middle of the room.  Once I have finished my mad sort out and de-stash (you can find the pre-loved craft items for sale in HERE in a facebook group) i'll try and do a short video or at least some pictures.

Hope you have a great Thursday

Jen xxx

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Birthday Star

Morning... I have a really quick card for you today using a die I picked up last year at a craft show from the bargain bins.  It creates a connected strip of chevrons.

I cut out the chevron die in black card stock and then placed it across the card and fasted it on the back so it was floating.  I then cut a star from glitter card stock (actually from a Christmas cracker paper but I loved it so I saved it all) and added it to the panel.
The sentiment is done using my label maker. I then mounted the panel on a card blank made from Crush Curry card from Stampin Up.

I have been a card making machine lately, so I have cards to share with you over the next few weeks as well.  I think I have made more cards in the last few weeks than I made in the whole of 2017!

That's all from me today...

Jen xx

Tuesday 1 May 2018

You Snailed It

Morning.. Can you believe its May already.  I'm really not sure where this year has gone at all.

I am working my way through my un-used stamp sets and as we are coming up to exam season I thought this sentiment was perfect!

I have used the image and sentiment combo stamp from Stampin Ups Quirky Critters set (retiring). I stamped the image twice, once onto the panel and again onto a scrap of Neenah solar white so I can raise up the body of the snail.

I coloured in the one I was fussy cutting out with copic markers and added in some detail, then once cut out the image I mounted it on foam tape and added it onto the panel. The panel is then mounted onto Kraft card stock.

That's all from me today.. hope you have a great day

Jen xx