Sunday, 31 July 2011

Bronson & Beaker

Well yesterday was supposed to be a day full of craft at Lizy's but I think I left most of my mojo at home and only managed to colour in a few images and make this little card...

The Sweet Stop: SSS 119
Totally Gorjuss: Christmas In July
Charisma Cardz: Animals/4 Legged Friends
I Love Promarkers: #76 Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers: #110 Animal Crackers

Card Recipe:
Image: Pollycraft Bronson
Promarkers: Duck egg, Berry, Tan, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Cool Aqua, Sunkissed Pink
Punch: Martha Stewart
Dewdrops: The Ribbon Girl
DPs: Pink Petticoat

I've got a wedding table plan to do now, but I may be back later you never know lol

Jen xxx

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Strawberry Shortcake

Well after a few small Internet problems this week I'm likely to have a few cards for you today starting with this weeks Less Is More Challenge which is " Feeling Fruity".  I happened to have this simple paper from Papermania which was perfect...   Here is my entry....


Less is More: Week 26 Lucky Dip of Feeling Fruity

Card Recipe:
DP: papermania The Little Cake Shoppe
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Card: Anna Marie Designs
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Gems: The hobby House

I'm off out this morning now and then off to Lizy's for a mega craft session from this afternoon until late into the night lol

Have a fab crafting day...

Jen xx


Well I was rooting through my stamps looking for my christening stamp last night and I came across this little forgotten number... an original woodblock LOTV stamp called Igloo. Now this one got lost somewhere in the excitement of the new LOTV stamps a couple of years ago now... but I think it will get a well deserved airing this Christmas. Here it is...

Now I do love my promarkers, but I'm afraid nothing can beat the 0 Copic for blending out colour to get this effect... it's amazing and beats the promarker blender hands down. You can simply add a little colour around the edge and pull it into the centre... fab for snowy items and white things....It really just gives it a little shadow.

Lili of The Valley Thursday Challenge: #107 Domi's Sketch

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV Collection from INCA stamps - Igloo
Promarkers:  Ice Grey 1-5, Pastel Blue, Pink Carnation
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment: LOTV Christmas Circles
Punches: Martha Stewart
Glitter from stash

Hope you all have a fab weekend.... I've got a whole day of crafting ahead of me...

Jen xx

Monday, 25 July 2011

Luna Bitterfrost!

I was really unsure if I would have much time for any crafting until the weekend but I managed to sneak in a little hour tonight after I picked up Luna when I bought the new Christmas images from Polly Craft that Paula has on offer for just one day.... Here she is....

I decided that I wanted to give the image a more "shabby" look so I decided to do cross hatching where I needed to use black rather than promarkers using a Letraset 0.1 Fine Liner.

Polly Craft Monday Challenge: #103 Christmas In July
I Love Promarkers: #75 Christmas In July
The Sweet Stop: SSS118
Cupcake Craft Challenge: #152 Shabby Sparkle
My Mums Craft Shop: #15 For a Teen

Card Recipe:
Image: Luna Bitterfrost - Frosty (Polly Craft)
Promarkers: Pear, Almond, Satin, Umber, Cool Grey 4, Poppy and Crimson
Pencils: FC Polychromos
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Punches: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Glitter: Stash
Font: Dali
Gems: The Hobby House

I'm off to visit all your lovely blogs now as I'm far too behind on commenting (Sorry!!)..
Hope you all have a great week.. I'll hopefully be back tomorrow or Wednesday (or both if I'm really lucky lol)...

Jen xx

Saturday, 23 July 2011

O' Christmas Tree, O' Christmas Tree

Well LIMettes it's Saturday again and after I missed last week ( Craft supplies were very limited 30m under the sea lol) I'm back with another little Christmas card for this weeks Less Is More challenge which is Buttons and/or Ribbon. Here it is...

Less Is More: Week #25 Buttons/Ribbon Recipe

Card Recipe:
Ribbon: East of India
Button: Stash
Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Font: Homemade Apple Pie

Well that is all from me today.... Hope you have a great weekend...

Jen xxx

A Recipe for One Stop Craft Challenge

Morning all and I'm back from my little diving trip with this mornings new One Stop Craft Challenge. This weeks challenge is  a recipe and we are sponsored By Stitchy Stamps

The Recipe is....
1 ribbon / lace,
2 patterned papers, 
3 buttons

Here is my little card...
Card Recipe:
Papers: Stampin Up Sweet Pea
Lace: The Ribbon Girl
Buttons: Stash
Flower Die: Tim Holtz by Sizzix
Sentiment: PC
Hope you all have a great Saturday
Jen xx

Monday, 18 July 2011

Harley Boy

Well it's time for another challenge at Cards For Men and this post from me is scheduled as I'm diving with the fishes in the Red Sea.... This time the theme is Use a Key and I have gone for this little fella from this weeks Sponsors - Prairie Fairy...

Now I've not used any eyelets for years and I found thousands of the things in multiple colours and sizes so you can expect to see a few of these from me in the next few weeks lol.... I wanted it to look a bit like a keyring..

Image: Prairie Fairy Harley Boy
Promarkers: Cool Grey 1-5 Almond, Putty, Sunkissed Pink, china, cobalt, poppy
Mini Keys: From a cheap padlock I had lying around lol
Sentiment: Font - 10 Minutes
Ribbon: Stash
Eyelets: Making Memories

Anyhow that's enough from me... please visit the rest of the Design Team to see there wonderful creations...

Jen xx

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Gone Fishing

I'm here with a final card before I go on holiday and take a little break from blogging ( although the NetBook is going with me...) Here he is...

Cupcake Crafts: 150th Challenge Your Favourite Week - Sketch #12
Polly Craft Monday: #101 The Great Outdoors
Here come the boys: #6 Sporty

Card Recipe:
Image: Polly Craft Swings and Slides
Promarkers: Pear, Marsh, Tan , Cinnamon, Cocoa, Almond, Sunkissed Pink, Pastel Blue, Cool Grey 3
Paper: Stampin Up Sweet Pea
Seam Binding: Oloronso from Ribbon Girl
Font: Aubrey

Hope you all have a great couple of weeks....

Jen xx

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Giraffe Giraffe!!

I really didn't think I'd get any crafting done today as I've been packing for my forthcoming trip to the red sea..... But I did manage this little number using one of the new BAZOO stamps from trimcraft and the Sketch from one of my favourites - The Sweet Stop......

Passion For Promarkers: #107 Tie a Yellow Ribbon
Charisma Cards: Use Flowers: #27 All About Flowers
The Sweet Stop: SSS116

Card Recipe:

Image: BAZOO Just for you
Promarkers: Tan, Cinnamon, Buttercup, Mustard, Ivory, Sunkissed Pink. Fuchsia, Marsh, Pear
Flower Punches
Papers: My Minds Eye - Hattie
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Pearls: The Hobby House

Have a great Sunday
Jen xxx

Saturday, 9 July 2011

You Always Know....

This weeks One Stop Craft Challenge is Summertime and we are sponsored by Robins Fetish.... I've gone for a rainbow of colours and here it is...

Please stop by and visit the rest of the Design Teams Fab Creations..

Papers: MME Fly a Kite
Co-ordinations Card Stock
Seam Binding: Ribbon Girl
Butterfly: Tim Holtz Sizzix Die
Button: Stash

Jen xx

The Robin & The Snowman

Morning LIMettes... Well Saturday again and I'm not sure what happened to that sunshine.... This week Lady and Diva LIM have set us a One Layer Card with a theme of " Something With Legs".... Here is my little one... It's also my first Christmas card

Simply added image and sentiment in word and printed off ... very simple....

Less Is More: #23 One Layer - With Legs
Cupcake Craft Challenge: #149 Single Layer
I Love Promarkers: #73 Clean & Simple
Card Recipe:
Image: Polly Craft
Colour Medium: Promarkers Tan, Poppy, Pear, Marsh, Honeycomb
Clear Glitter
Font: A Little Pot

Hope you all have a great Saturday

Jen x

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Stars & Stripes to Celebrate With..

Well a belated Happy 4th July to all my American Friends.... Thought I'd share this little card with you that I made last night....


Polly Craft Monday Challenge: Celebrate with optional stars and stripes
Sketch Saturday: #162

Card Recipe

Image: Polly Craft Cuthbert
Promarkers: Cobalt, China, Poppy, Berry, Tan, Cinnamon,
Cocoa, Sunkissed, Canary, Cool Grey 3
Papers: From scrap box
Sentiment: Scrap-a-licious
Buttons: American Crafts (I think)
Bakers Twine: Ribbon Girl
Star: Sizzix Windows Set

Hope you have a good day

Jen xx

Monday, 4 July 2011

Wild Wild West

Howdy All, this weeks Cards for Men challenge is the Wild West and we are sponsored my MelJens Designs.  There are some fabulous images perfect for this week.  Here is my little card....

I had so much fun with this one.  Hope ya all have time to visit the rest of the design team. Have a great Monday

Jen xx
Card Recipe:

Image: Meljen Designs
Promarkers: Mustard, burnt sienna, cinnamon, coca, tan, sunkissed pink,
Font: Accent Dot Writer
Paper: Pink Petticoat
Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Buttons: American Crafts

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Come Fly a Kite...

So I thought I'd better make a little card today and I'm using The Sweet Stop sketch as my main inspiration.

Now I'm not really sure about the white card.. and think I should have mounted it straight onto the background without it but hey ho...


The Sweet Stop: SSS 115
My Mums Craft Shop: Something Old, Something New (Vintage Buttons, New Stamp)

Card Recipe:

DPs: MME Fly a Kite
Image: Lindsay Mason Hoist the flags by personal impressions
Pro markers: marsh, almond, Poppy, moss, tan, cinnamon, Sunkist pink, cocoa
Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Button: Vintage from stash

Hope you all have a wonderful rest of Sunday.... I'm off to Lizy's for a BBQ...

Jen xxx

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Blue Butterfly

Good Morning LIMettes... I can't believe it's Saturday again... they come around so soon... It's a really quick one from me this morning for week 22 of Less Is More, which this week is SHADES OF BLUE. Here it is....

So I saw the sketch last night at clean and simple stamping and I knew exactly what I wanted to use with it....Butterflies lol.... I've simply punched Martha Stewart Punches of 2 sizes in different blue papers from scrap box and then layered them up. 


Clean & Simple: Sketch
Less Is More: Shades of Blue

Card Recipe:
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Card: Anna Marie
Punches: Martha Stewart
Font: Dali and Champagne & Limousines

Hope you all have a Fantastic weekend and enjoy the sunshine...

Jen xx