Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The Fairy on the Toadstool.... CFAS #15 White On White (Part 2)

Here is the second of the sponsors cards, Whoopsie Daisy,  for this weeks Crafting For All Seasons White on White challenge....

Willow Sketchie Challenge: 24th November Sketch + 2 ribbons and a button

Card Recipe:
Image: Whoopsie daisy
ProMarkers: Crimson, Ruby, Walnut, Cocoa, Caramel, Sunkissed Pink, Tan, Almond,
Flex Markers: Blue Grey 1, Antique White,
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Ribbon & Button from stash

See you later in the week....

Head in the Clouds... CFAS #15 White On White

Can you believe it's time for another challenge at Crafting For All Seasons and for challenge 15 we have a theme of "WHITE on WHITE".  We have 2 fab sponsors, Some Odd Girl and Whoopsie Daisy.  Here is my Some Odd Girl card...

Sketch Saturday: #183
Craftind For All Seasons: White On White
Ladybug Crafts Inc: #48 WOW

Some Odd Girl: Head in the clouds Kaylee
ProMarkers: Ice Grey 1,2 Almond, Sunkissed Pink, Lavender, Lilac, Caramel, Walnut, Cocoa, Black, China Blue,
FlexMarker: Celestial Blue,
Gem: The Hobby House
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug, Swiss dots and big dots
Sentiment: PC Font: Amalie
Glitter: Stash

Whoopsie daisy card to follow.....
Jen xx

Silent Night

Morning all, just a quick one today for you... but I'll be back later with this fortnights Crafting for All Seasons challenge...

On Saturday when I was looking for something else I found this card blank where I had used embossing paste and a stencil and blue glitter on it in a pile of unfinished cards and I thought it definitely had bling so would be perfect to make into a card for this weeks Less Is More BLING challenge.

Less Is More: #43 Bling

Card Recipe:
Metal Stencil (I'll try and find out which one lol)
Embossing Paste
Blue Glitter from Glitter Magic
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Snowflakes: Martha Stewart Punch
Gems: The Hobby House

See you all in a bit....

Jen xx

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Christmas Robins

I'm back again today with another un-inked stamp from LOTV with this little card inspired by Cupcake Crafts "Kraft" challenge this week... Now I did get told off last week with my card for a teenage boy (but I did deserve it ).. so I hope I'm behaving this week lol!!

Cupcake Craft Challenges: #170 Lets' Get Krafty
Mojo Monday: #217
The Ribbon Reel: #16 Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl: Jingle All The Way to Christmas
Hooked On Crafts: #13 Winter Wonderland
The Kraft Journal: Christmas
Charisma Cardz: #46 Snowflakes

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV Christmas Robins
ProMarkers & Pencils
Anna Marie Red Card
Glitter: Glitter Magic
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Seam Binding: Jungle from Ribbon Girl
Twine: Ribbon Girl
Button: Stash
Marth Stewart Punch

I'll be back later in the week with the new challenge for Crafting For All Seasons...

Jen xx

Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas Baubles


After a very crafty weekend, I think this week is going to be a little quieter on the card making side this week with month end looming at work and Bryan Adams with Lizy on Wednesday night, but I do have a quick card for you today using another un-inked LOTV stamp (I'm so naughty... I really should stop buying any stamps or digis for a long while..)

Less Is More: #43 Bling
Dream Valley: #21 Sparkle
Sparkles Forum: #25 Vintage Christmas
Stamptacular Sunday: #140 Anything Christmas

Card Recipe:
Image: Christmas Baubles LOTV
ProMarkers: Burgundy, Crimson, Ruby, Pear, Olive, Marsh
Gems: Stash and Hobby House
Gold Pen
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat

Hope you have a fab week.... hopefully I'll get chance to do a little crafting this week....

Jen xx

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Kitty Gifts!

Well we had a fab day crafting yesterday afternoon/evening with Lizy and Kim and I caught up on a lot of DT work and managed a couple of other cards to show you... This one is the first...

The Sweet Stop: #136
Lili of the Valley: #122 Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers: #93 Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV Kitty Gifts
ProMarkers: Olive, Lime, Crimson, Lipstick, Berry, Cool grey 1-3, Cocoa, Sandstone, Caramel,
FlexMarker: Pale Blossom
Stampin Up Embossing Folder
Punch: Martha Stewart
Button: Stash
Font: Amelie

Have a great Sunday

Jen xx

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Xmouse Ornament!

Morning LIMettes.... As I was tidying my desk ready for this afternoons mega crafting session with Lizy and Kim, I found this little Penny Black stamp that I had got earlier on in the year and it was yet to see ink so I thought for this weeks Less Is More challenge of "BLING" I would go a little cute....

Less Is More: #43 A Bit Of Bling
Totally Gorjuss: #108 Sparkle
Totally Papercrafts: #94 Christmas

Card Recipe:
Image: Penny Black Xmouse Ornament
ProMarkers: Cool Grey 1,2,4, Sunkissed, Almond,
FlexMarkers: Glacier Blue
Gems: 2mm from Hobby Craft
Glitter: Diamond Sparkles Fairie Kisses
Paper: DCWV from scrap draw
Sentiment: PC cut out with Stampin Up Word Window punch

I'll be back later I'm sure.....

Jen xx

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Never Too Old For Cupcake!

Just a quick one for this morning... When I saw this image from the Nov-11 release from Lili of the Valley, I knew it was perfect to make a card for someone special I know... who make the best cupcakes lol....

Passion for Promarkers: #127 Swirls & Sparkles
Sketch Saturday: #182
Digital Tuesdays: #138 Sparkle and Shine
My Mums Craft Shop: #33 Things With Wings
Totally Gorjuss: #107 Swirly Whirly
The Ribbon Girl: #13 Pink & White
Flutterby Wednesdays: #181 Open
LOTV: #122 Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV
ProMarkers: Blosson, Carnation, Fuschia, Cool Grey 1, Almond, Sunkissed Pink, Caramel,
FlexMarkers: Pale Blossom,
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Dew Drops: The Ribbon Girl
Glitter: Diamond Sparkles Angel Whispers

I'm off for my second day on my first aid course... see you later...

Jen xx

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Perfect Christmas...

Well I've been on my First Aid @ Work course today and got home a little earlier (actually a lot earlier) than un-usual, this meant I managed to get in the craft room which is unusual for a Wednesday night so I have another little Christmas card for you tonight, I think I've nearly made all I need to for friends and family and it's still November yippee....

Pollycraft: #120 Christmas Fun
I Love ProMarkers: #93 Anything Goes
The Sweet Stop: SSS135

Card Recipe:
Image: Polly Craft Perfect Christmas
ProMarkers: Almond, Cocoa, Caramel, Tan, Sandstone, Cinnamon, Sun-kissed Pink, Umber, Ruby, Crimson, Olive, Marsh
Twine: Crafty Emma store
Button: Stash
Sentiment: Craft-work Cards
Paper: DCWV (I think)
Swiss Dot Cuttle bug embossing folder
Glossy accents

Hope you all had a great day... I've seen some fab creations from you all...

Jen xx

Deepest Sympathy Duo

I've a couple of little sympathy cards for you today that I've had to unfortunately send this week and as you know these are the cards you only make when you really need them....

I've kept them really clean and simple, I think that's the best way....

Clean & Simple: FTL 167
Less Is More: #42 Silhouettes
Divas in Design: #15 Monochromatic

Card Recipe:
Image: Pink Petticoat
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Dew Drops: The Ribbon Girl

That's all from me this morning, I'll be back later....

Jen xx

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Under the Mistletoe?

I've been busy tonight trying to piece a few cards together without much luck, so I thought I'd just have a route through my digis and see what I could find and have fun with a couple of challenges...

Now you are probably wondering why I am entering this card into a challenge for a teenage boy... but I thought it would be a perfect card for a teenage Girlfriend to send... What do you think???

Pollycraft: #120 Christmas Fun (4 week challenge)
Cupcake Crafts: #169 For a Teenage Boy...
Willow Sketchie Challenge: Pauline's Sketch
Hooked on Craft: #12 Something Punched (Holly)

Card Recipe:
Image: Pollycraft - Sonny Honeycloud;Mistletoe
ProMarkers: Almond, Sun kissed pink, bright green, olive, cocoa, walnut, umber, black, cool grey 5,4,crimson, ruby, red,
Stamps: LOTV
Stampin Up Markers: Bravo Burgundy, Wild Wasabi
Martha Stewart Holly Punch
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Brads: Stash

Hope you all had a great day... I'm now going to tidy up my craft room and then go visit some of your lovely blogs...

Jen xx

Butterfly Kisses

Morning LIMettes... yes I'm a few days behind with this week's Less Is More Challenge which is Silhouettes, but here is my little card...

I wanted to try something a little different this week.... about the photo though.

CAS-ual Fridays: #29 Sketch

Card Recipe:
DPs: Summertime Designs
Butterflies: Stampin Up
Sentiment: Scrapalicious Times

Hope you all have a great day

Jen xx

Monday, 21 November 2011

Frosty the Snowman & Exciting News

Well I said I had some exciting news for you today... I've been selected to be on the Design Team for Sketch n Stash and I'm so excited to be working with this fab team.  
Anyhow thats enough waffling for now, so here is this weeks sketch designed by  Kevin.....
and our super sponsor for this fortnight is..... Meljens's Designs.... and one lucky winner will receive 4 images of their choice....!

So here is my little creation....

Card Recipe:
Image: Meljens
Colouring Medium: FC Polychromos (my first attempt for pencils only and i'm pretty happy with it).
Paper: Crate Paper Snowy Day Collection that I found in my stash when looking for something else
Sizzix: Embossing folder
Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Craftwork Card: Card Candy

So all make sure you take a visit to the rest of the design team to see their fab creations
Hope you all have a great week.....

Jen xx

Cut Out For Each Other

Can you believe that another fortnight has flown by so quickly... Anyhow it's time for another challenge over at card for me and this week the theme is: FANCY FOLDS so we want to see cards with more than one fold... the more imaginative the better...

We are sponsored by the fab Whimsie Doodles

The Prize is a $10 gift certificate but in additionA special offer for Cards for Men fans - use the discount code CFM10 at the Whimsie Doodles online store and receive 10% off your next order! Code expires 30 days from today.

Anyhow here is my card using one of the fab images from the shop..

I'll be back shortly with my promised exciting news lol...

Have a great Monday

Jen xx

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Santa's Little Helpers

I'm back with a little card using Pink Petticoats Santa's Little Helpers digi which is just so cute.  I've kept it really simple....

Passion For Promarkers: #126 White on White
I Love ProMarkers: #92 Christmas Trees

Card Recipe:
Image: Pink Petticoat Santa's Little Helpers
ProMarkers: Bright Green, Leaf, Forest, Berry, Chestnut, Mustard, Tan
Bakers twine & spare button

see you tomorrow...
Jen xx

Delayed Shades of Blue

Sorry guys, for some reason this did not schedule correctly for yesterday morning.... and I'm only just back for not so sunny Scotland, but we had a fab weekend anyhow..

So at One Stop Crafts this week we challenge you to create something using the colour....

and we are sponsored by our generous monthly sponsor....
Here is my little card...

Card Recipe:

Paper from stash (sorry it was a loose sheet so not sure where it came from)
Snowflake Punch: Martha Stewart

I'll be back tomorrow with some very exciting news.....

Jen xx

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Grans' 80th Birthday

Well I'm off to sunny Scotland in a few minutes, but I thought I would post you a little card showing the reason for our visit.....

No Challenges for this one, it's simply just to show you..

Card Recipe:
Paper: First Edition
Ribbon: Paperchase

Not back until Sunday now so I'll see you all next week...

Jen xx

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

With Thanks...

Can you believe it's time for another challenge at Crafting For All Seasons, I don't even think I have had time to blink this month, it's gone so fast.... Anyhow, for the challenge this week we have two lovely sponsors, Bugaboo and The Stamping Boutique and a choice of theme/any combination of the below:

   1. Thanksgiving
   2. Thank you card 
   3. Jani's Fab Sketch

So I used a Bugaboo image and Jani's fab sketch....

Creative Card Crew: Thankful

Card Recipe:
Image: Bugaboo
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Washi Tape: Paperchase
Sentiment: LOTV
Butterflies: Stampin Up

Hope you all have a fab day...
Jen x

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Carol Singing

Well I'm here again with a little Christmas card using a stamp I got from LOTV last year and managed not to ink..... I'm pretty pleased with the results for a first attempt lol... here they are...

Totally Gorjuss: #106 Christmas Traditions
Here Come the Boys: #15 Red, White & Green
Cupcake Craft Challenge: #168 Two's Company
Willow Sketchie: 10th November

Card Recipe:
Image & Sentiment: LOTV Carol Singers
Paper: First edition and Bazzil
Buttons from stash

Hope you had a great Tuesday, I'll be back tomorrow with the new Crafting For All Seasons challenge.... see you then...

Jen x

Monday, 14 November 2011

Follow Your Dreams

I love how I can nearly always craft on a Monday night as it gets rid of that horrible feeling that the week is only just starting... I've made a couple of cards, the first one is here, the second I'll show you tomorrow....
and this one's not a Christmas card for a change....

Now it seemed a little more muted in colour IRL but hey ho lol...

Polly Craft Monday: #119 Friends/Friendship
Sketch Saturday: #181
Paper Sundaes: #95 Digital Images

Card Recipe:
Image: Polly Craft Follow the leader ( be quick if you want this cutie as Paula is discontinuing it very soon)
ProMarkers: Cobalt, China, Cornflower, Pear, Moss, Pumpkin, Amber, Buttercup, Mustard, Tulip.
Papers: First Edition
Sentiment: Pollycraft
Dewdrops: My Mums Craft Shop

thanks for stopping by...

Jen xx

The Holly & The Ivy

As I was packing up stuff to take to Lizy's on Saturday I came across this fab un-inked LOTV stamp (don't ask me why as I've not a clue lol). I thought it would be perfect for this weeks Less Is More OLC Leaves challenge.....

I've stamped it onto Kraft card base and then used ProMarkers (although they don't work for shading well so next time I may print pink petticoat kraft paper and then stamp onto that) and then shaded with my polychromo pencils....  The sentiment is also from LOTV

Less Is More: #41 Leaves (OLC)
Christmas Card Challenges: #50 Holly or Wreaths

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV Holly Bough
ProMarkers ( selection of greens and reds... sorry forgot to write them down)
Twine: Ribbon Girl

Have a great Monday... I've got a short week as off to Scotland on Thursday... Just hope it doesn't snow..

Jen xx

Sunday, 13 November 2011

It's A Boy

Well I had a productive day crafting with Lizy yesterday, catching up on orders and DT cards, but here is a little one I've made for an impending birth.... using my new LOTV stamps which arrived extremely promptly yesterday morning in the post... Thanks LOTV

The Sweet Stop: SSS134
Lili Of The Valley: #120 Creature Comforts

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV Special Delivery

ProMarkers:Warm Grey 1,2,3 Sunkissed Pink, Almond, Sandstone, Caramel, Cool Grey 1,4, Arctic Blue, Sky Blue.
Paper: Pink Petticoat
Ric-Rac: Ribbon Girl
Pearls: Stash

I'll be back later

Jen xx

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Leaves.... With Thanks

Morning LIMettes... Saturday again.. can you believe it???  I'm off to Lizy's this afternoons for a mega crafting session I thought I'd share this very quick card for this weeks One Layer Challenge which is LEAVES...

This really was a quick one to make, but I had to put some thought into it as I had loads of things for multi-layer cards but the one layer really threw me this week.... the colours have not come out great but the gems are actually a sunflower sort of colour

Less Is More: #41 Leaves (OLC)

Card Recipe:
hmmm ... computer, paper and a printer lol... oh and a few gems from my old nail art kit..

I'll be back later I'm sure... bye for now

Jen xx

Thursday, 10 November 2011

The Hot Pink Mini Car....

Well as many of you know my friend Lizy passed her driving test last week and here is the little card I've made for her.... 

The navy seam binding looks very dark on the photo but a compeltely different colour IRL.. don't you just hate it when that happens...
Sketch n Stash: #74 Vicky's Sketch
My Mums Craft Shop: #31 Sugar & Spice
CES: #60 Entertain Us (The Italian Job)
LOTV: #120 Creature Comforts

Image: Mini Bear from LOTV
ProMarkers: Tan, Cinnamon, cool grey 1,2,4,5, black, Almond, soft aqua (FM), Hot Pink, Magenta
Paper: Paper chase
Seambinding: The Ribbon girl
Pearls: Hobby house

Gonna have to keep it short and sweet today... i'll be back soon

Jen xx

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Just Chillin'

I'm a little bit later than planned this evening, not sure where the evenings go now I'm having to travel to and from Manchester everyday but they seem to be getting shorter and shorter, or maybe it's just getting dark far to early.. Anyhow enough waffling, here is the lovely Cherry Kisses...

Pollycraft Monday: #118 Cazza's Sketch
Passion For ProMarkers: #125 Kraft + One
Digital Tuesday: #136 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Christmas
Craft Your Passion: #83 Anything Goes + Brown

Image: Polly Craft Cherry Kisses Snowball
ProMarkers: Cobalt, China Blue, Cool grey 2,4 Almond, Sun-kissed, Caramel, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Pearls: The Hobby House
Cuttle bug embossing folder
Martha Stewart snowflake punch

Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow...

Jen xx

Monday, 7 November 2011

It's Nearly Christmas....

Well can you believe how fast time is flying by this year? It's time for another challenge over at Cards for Men and this time we are sponsored by Karen's Doodles and the theme is..... "It's Nearly Christmas" so we want to see all those fab Christmas cards... I've got a couple of cards for you using these fab images...

Card Recipe:
Image: Christmas Tree
ProMarkers: Pine, Forest, Holly, Lime,  Poppy, Berry, Crimson, Canary, Sunflower, Sky Blue, Cyan, 
Paper: Anna Marie
Sizzix: Wet Paint Alpha (a really old one, I've had this about 7 years I think)
Flowersoft: Snow White

Card Recipe:
Image: Bigsby Swinging
ProMarkers: Lime, Forest, Poppy, Berry, Crimson, Canary, Sunflower, Sky Blue, Cyan, Almond, Tan, Cinnamon,
Sizzix Retro Metro Alpha
Flowersoft: Snow White

Hope you have a great Monday

Jen xx

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Gifts Galore

Quick little card for you today, one of the commissions I did earlier in the week...

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV Gifts Galore (Jenny the Bear)
ProMarkers: Warm Grey 1,2,4 mustard, buttercup, berry, cinnamon, sunkissed pink, amethyst, lavender, lilac, purple, orchid,
Martha Stewart Punch
Gems from hobby house

I'll be back later....

Jen xx

Saturday, 5 November 2011

All The 3's

I'm back again and this time it's One Stop Crafts  3rd birthday challenge this week so the challenge this week is to use "Threes" of anything.  Here's my little card....

Willow Sketchie Challenge: 3rd Nov 2011

Image: The Stamp Fairy
ProMarkers: Buttercup, Sandstone, Caramel, Cocoa, Black,
papers: Pink Petticoat sprinkled with twinkles
Ribbon & gems from stash

Have a great Saturday...

Jen x

The Gunpowder Plot

Well it's Saturday Morning again and I've managed to get to my craft room early (courtesy of waiting for Mr British Gas) so I thought I'd get in early with this weeks Less Is More challenge.... RED & ORANGE!!! Now I did panic a little bit (actually a lot as I really don't like orange) but I managed to come up with this....

I'm not really happy with it and it hasn't photographed well either... but hey ho!!

CAS-ual Friday: #27 Off the Edge
Less Is More: #40 Colour Challenge Red & Orange

Card Recipe:
Ribbon, Twine & Button: The Ribbon Girl
Brad: Stash

Have a great day... I'll be back later

Jen xx

Friday, 4 November 2011

When you wish upon a star

Morning, this is another of those commissions I had to do so I thought I'd share this with you.... Now these are not traditional christmas colours, but I thought I'd do something a little different....

Teddy Bo Tuesday Challenge: Pastel Colours
Charisma Cardz: #44 Cutsey
Cute Card Thursday: #189 Baby you're a firework (the paper)

Image: Teddy Bo
Promarkers: Satin, Tan, Cinnamon, Sunkissed Pink, Pale Pink, Dusky Rose
Papers: Pink Petticoat, Anna Marie Designs
Dew Drops: The Ribbon Girl

I'll be back tomorrow I'm sure

Jen xx

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Cozy Little Owl

This was my second DT card at Crafting For All Seasons for this fortnights challenge usign fab MelJens images.  I've made this one a little more CAS that the Paper Shelter one, and the texture is added with an embossing folder straight onto the card blank and a little sparkle on the image with some white glitter on glossy accents.

Meljens Challenge: #82 Christmas

Image: Meljens Cozy Winter Owl
Promarkers: Sunkissed, Caramel, Sandston, Poppy, Crimson, Pine, Amber, cocoa powder blue
Paper: Pink Petticoat
Seam Binding: The Ribbon Girl (Jungle)
Embossing Folder: Sizzix
Button from stash

Hope you have a great day...

Jen x

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Warm in the Winter

Can you believe it's November already? Anyhow it's time for another challenge at Crafting For All Seasons and this week we have two sponsors, The Paper Shelter and Meljen Designs.  The Theme this fortnight is "TEXTURE". Here is my paper shelter card....

I've added some texture in a few ways... Tearing the paper, Flower-soft on the bobble hat, Glitter on the snow, the seam binding ruffled.  I didn't want to use the traditional embossing folders even though I love them.

I'll be back to show the the Meljens one later.....

Sketch Saturday: #179
I Love ProMarkers: #90 Glitter & Glitz
Digital Tuesday: #135 Cute & Cuddly
Ladybug Crafts Ink: #44 Non Traditional or Distressed Christmas
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes + Bling if you want
Cutie Pie Challenge: #4 Use a Charm
Die Cut Dreams: #101  So Charming
The Paper Shelter: #38 Christmas Fun
Divas In Design: #14 Use Metal

Card Recipe:
Image: Warm In Winter from The Paper Shelter
ProMarkers: Almond, Putty, Sun-kissed, Pale Pink, Dusky Pink, Antique Pink, Denim Blue, Pastel Blue, Tea Green, Soft Green, Coo Grey 2,4, Walnut, Cocoa, Caramel.
Papers: The Paper Shelter
Twine, Charm & Seam Binding: The Ribbon Girl
Snowflake Punch: Martha Stewart

Hope you have a great day

Jen xx

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Mia's Pink Dinosaur

Just a very quick card for tonight, it's one of the commissions I've had to do this week and they are all personalised....

It's not photographed very well and the back pink really does not look that colour IRL!!

Mojo Monday: 213

Card Recipe:
Paper: Scrap Draws
Image: Digistamp Boutique
Dewdrops: The Ribbon Girl

I'll be back tomorrow with another card and a new challenge over at Crafting For All Seasons

Jen xx