Wednesday, 29 February 2012

21 today

Have you ever had to play disaster recovery with a card.... I left a couple of cards on my desk on Monday morning... was supposed to take them to work and didn't pick them up... by the time I got home today the cats had so kindly chewed every available corner... not impressed... anyhow enough waffling... this is the replacement card l made using a stamp found in the depths of a draw .. tut tut

Not sure why the purple looks so different but it looks the same colour IRL... lol

Freshly Made Sketches: #24

Card Recipe:
Image: Nikki Stamp from Ladybug Crafts Ink
ProMarkers: Cool Grey 2-5, Dusky Rose, Orchid, Almond, Dusky Pink,
FlexMarkers: Wild Orchid, Auburn, Nutmeg,
DPs: First Edition

Hopefully Ill be back tomorrow.. but you never know with my schedule at the moment lol...

Jen xx

Monday, 27 February 2012

Dragon's Birthday... Sketch n Stash #82

** This is my second post for today... Please scroll down for my Cards for Men and Cupcake Craft Post**

Morning again... So I'm back with a fabby sketch the lovely Jill...and it's a really nice one to use...  

Here is my card....

We have a fab prize from our sponsor Paper Shelter.. with a super prize... I love their images..

Card Recipe:
DPs: MME Fine & Dandy True Blue
Image: The Paper Shelter Dragons Birthday
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Orange and Green card from stash
Buttons: From stash

OK... that's it from me today... see you tomorrow hopefully as I'm painting again tonight...

Jen xx

Gone Fishing.... Cards for Men #5 & Cupcake Crafts #181 DT Duo

So a few weeks ago the lovely Faye asked me to be be a Guest DT over at Cupcake Craft Challenge and I didn't even hesitate in saying yes..... The Theme this week is " Boys & Their Toys" .
I have rolled the challenges together with the Sketch from this weeks Cards For Men Challenge.   Here is my card and the sketch from Cards For Men.

The Sketch is a freebie from Starry Nights Divas

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV Gone Fishing
ProMarkers: Moss, Pear, Marsh, Olive, Almond, Crimson, Mustard, Daffodil
FlexMarkers: Dusky Pink, Sandstone, Champagne, Cappucinno, Blue Grey 1,2 Aquamarine
Paper: First Edition New Leaf
Brads: Stash

I'll be back in a bit with the new Sketch N Stash challenge..

Jen xx

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Thanks... With Scraps!

Morning All... Well I'm a day late with my Less Is More card as I had a little cat disaster yesterday with the first and then had to go to the demo at hobby-craft so didn't have chance to fix it lol....   Anyhow, Lady and Diva LIM have challenged us to use up our scraps with

as the theme for this weeks task... I literately have draws of scraps...

Here is my little card using strips of a gorgeous freebie paper from Sweet Shoppe Designs... get ready for picture heavy lol....

Less Is More: #56 Don't Scrap It

Card Recipe:
DPs: Simply from Sweet Shoppe Designs
Sentiment: Stampin Up Outlined Occasions
Pearls: Nail Art Stash
Sewing Machine

Right , I'm off to do some painting... I will get the craft room finished this year lol....

Jen xx

Saturday, 25 February 2012

April Showers... Sketch Saturday #196

Morning All,  now where has this week gone.... Especially since I'm doing a ProMarker demo at Hobbycraft in Bolton today and I've not even sorted out my stuff yet...

Anyhow I really cant believe that it's time for my second week as a Saturday Girl at Sketch Saturday and we have a gorgeous sketch for you this week... Here is my little card...
and here is the sketch...

We also have a fab sponsor for you this week - The Craft Barn

Card Recipe:
LOTV: April Showers
ProMarkers: Almond, Fresh Meadow, Cool Grey 5, Marsh
FlexMarkers: Blue Grey 1,3,4 Glacier, Aquamarine, Dusky Pink,
Polychromos and chalks
Glossy accents
DPs: First Edition
Cloud die... memory box
White felt: Ladybug Crafts Ink

Looking forward to seeing what you create... I'll be back in a bit for sure...

Jen xx

Thursday, 23 February 2012

My Little Helper

No card for you today, but as I was sorting out a craft room update page and looking through my progress photos I found these of my baby Levi helping decorate...  she is just so cute!!

I'll hopefully get the progress page updated tonight ... Have a great day

Jen x

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Easter Greetings ... Crafting For All Seasons #21 Shaped Cards

Afternoon... sorry for the last post, completely forgot to schedule it!!. 
Anyhow, the challenge this fortnight at Crafting for all Seasons is to make "Shaped Cards" so we don't want to see any squares or rectangular cards. I've used a fab image from one of our sponsors Jellypark Stamps

Jelly park also have a charity stamp for sale for Little Havens Children's Hospice... so pop on over and have a look...

The Sweet Stop: SSS146 (used nestie dies)

Card Recipe:
Image: Jellypark
ProMarkers: Marsh, Almond, Amber
FlexMarkers: Blue Grey 1-4, Dusky Pink, Pumpkin, Sandstone,
DPs: MME Fine and Dandy True Blue
Ribbon: Bargain silk ribbon from hobby craft.. 9p for 2 meters
Button: Stash
Sentiment: PC - Dans Handwriting
Grand Nesties

I'll be back later in the week...

Jen xx

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Flowers For You

Morning.... I have a little card for you this morning... the first of a few mothers day cards I need to do.  I'm trying to still get a bit of crafting done even in the decorating chaos... but I really should concentrate on finished the room lol...

Pollycraft Monday: #128 Ribbon & Buttons
CES: #73 Spots and Dots
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C124 Spots and Stripes
Mojo Monday: #229

Sweet Stampin: 3 in a row (Ribbon, Buttons, Spots)

Card Recipe:
Image: Pollycraft Swings and Slides
ProMarkers: Marsh, Pear, Pastel Blue, Denim, Budding Rose, Antique Pink, Dusky Rose, Almond,
Flexmarkers: Sandstone, Champagne, Cappuccino, Antique White, Storm Blue, Dusky Pink
Ribbon: Making Memories
Buttons: Stash
DPs: MME freebie quite contrary; Stampin Up

Hopefully once I've painted the woodwork in the craft room tonight I can catch up on all your blogs and leave some lovely comments....

Have a great day...

Jen xxx

Monday, 20 February 2012

What Are You Looking At?

Morning All,

so after a mad weekend decorating I managed to get a little bit of crafting in last night in my new makeshift craft space (stuff is sprawled along one side of my bedroom).  Here is a little card I made using a new stamp from Ladybug Crafts Ink....

I Love Promarkers: #104 Nature
Ladybug Crafts Ink: Spring is in the Air
Freshly Made Sketches : #22

Card Recipe:
Image: Ladybug Crafts
ProMarkers: Poppy, Marsh, Olive, Daffodil, Mustard,
FlexMarkers: Pale Blossom, Sorbet, Shocking Pink, Champagne, Antique White,
DPs: First Edition New Leaf
Buttons stash

I'll be back later with update on my craft studio and a few pics...

Jen xx

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Butterflies for Mothers Day

OK so I'm cheating a little with a card for today... this is one I made for the current issue of Papercraft Inspirations whilst testing one of the projects using the fab Sizzix dies that you stamp and then cut out. I think it fits well with this weeks Less Is More challenge of punches or dies. Hopefully I'll get change later in the week to put together one of the ideas I have...

Less Is More: #55 Punches or Dies
Die-Ing for a Challenge: #1 Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Sizzix/Hero Arts Stamp and Die Set
DPs: Pink Petticoat printed onto pearl card
Scallop Die: Die-namics Simply Scallops
Pearls: Hobby House

Right off to do some more decorating....

Jen xx

Saturday, 18 February 2012

The First......Sketch Saturday #195

Morning All....Saturday again and its my first week as an official Saturday Girl at Sketch Saturday.... We have a fab sketch from Jo for you this week and goodies from Stamp Fairy.

 So Here is my first creation......

And the Sketch....

Card Recipe:
Stamp Fairy: Lenny Freebie
ProMarkers: Cocoa, Cinnamon, Tan, Mustard,
FlexMarkers: Cool Aqua, Auburn, Dusky Pink,
DPs: MME Blink of an Eye
Seam Binding: The Ribbon Girl

I'd like to say I'll be back with my Less Is More card shortly but..... I have renovations to continue.... There will be a progress update later on where I with my new craft studio

Have a great Saturday

Jen xxx

Thursday, 16 February 2012

The Invites... And My blogoversary

I've just realised that today is my first blogoversary ( for some reason I thought I was next week lol) so I'll be doing some more candy this weekend.... 

Anyhow... I've spent a few long evenings making my SIL invites which were a little time consuming to say the least... It all started when I went to the Doncaster show last June and took Kirsty and MIL with me .... Whilst I went off visiting my usual suppliers etc. they wandered around and Kirsty stumbled upon the LOTV stand.. and a card made with this stamp.... Now I would never normally use an image on invites and probably never will again... anyhow 85 coloured images later... this is the final card.... I kept it quite simple....

I'll be back at weekend with my first card as a Saturday Girl... make sure you join us..

Jen xx

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Bestest Friends

Happy Valentines Day everyone..... hope you all got loads of cards...  Anyhow, here is a little card I made last night.... and for some reason it seemed to take me ages... think my mojo was a little lost...

Pollycraft: #127 Red/Pink/Cream Colour Combo
Cupcake Craft: #179 Entwined
Sketch Saturday: #194
Card Recipe:
Image: Pollycraft
ProMarkers: Denim Blue, April Showers, Almond, Dusky Pink, Cappuccino, Sandstone, Marsh, Olive, Budding Rose, Dusky Rose
DPs: MME Dwell Six By Six
Twine: Ribbon Girl

See you all later in the week....

Jen xx

Monday, 13 February 2012

LOTV Candy Winner!!! has picked a winner and it is ...

No 11 - Sandra

Congratulations please could you e-mail me and I will get your candy out to you asap!

Thanks to everyone that entered - I'll have some more candy very very soon.....

Thanks Jen xxxx

Scaredy Cat... Sketch n Stash #81

** This is my second post for today... for my Cards For Men post please scroll down**

I'm back again this morning with a fantastic sketch designed this week by Daniele.....

Here is my card....

We have a great sponsor this week.... Crafty Emma's Store and Emma is offering a £10 voucher...

Card Recipe:
Image: Ladybug Crafts Inc
ProMarkers: Cool Grey 1,3,5, Cocktail Pink, Pale Pink, Pastel Yellow, Mustard, Oatmeal, Honeycomb, Spice, Ginger.
Felt: Ladybug Crafts
Papers: Stampin Up
Pearls: Nail Art Stash
Ribbon: Stash
Heart: Sizzix Tim Holtz.

Hope you can join in with us on this challenge....

Jen xx

Be My Valentine.. Cards For Men #4 Love

Morning all.. back again with another challenge at Cards For Men and this week our theme is LOVE.  Here is my little card...

We are sponsored by the fab Heather of Freshly Brewed Designs who is offering a prize of 3 digi images..

CES: #72 Lots Of Layers
Totally Gorjuss: #118 Lurve
The Sweet Stop: SSS145

Card Recipe:
Image: Pollycraft Chester
ProMarkers: Ruby, Burgundy, Crimson, Red, Denim Blue, April Shower, Caramel,
FlexMarkers: Sandstone, Cappuccino, Dusky Pink,
DPs: Stampin Up
Twine: Ribbon Girl

I'll be back shortly with the new sketch n stash challenge

Jen xx