Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Hi All,

I'm sorry..........I've no craft to show you's only 9 days until Convention (Yippee!!).......sorry for that outburst, I just can't wait.
I've been a busy bee though, preparing swaps of which I'm afraid, I can't show you yet or it'll spoil the surprise.

Last week, my eldest turned 15 (it makes me feel so old, when I write this!)
For his birthday we bought him a flying lesson......... he is, just about to take his flight. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and says it was far better than the bike he thought he was getting....LOL, I've a feeling birthdays may be come expensive from now on!!

Hope you've enjoyed, I'll try and post a crafty item soon,

Jane x

Thursday, 21 October 2010

October - 'Thank You'

Hi All,

This is my Thank You card design for anyone who orders from me in October.
It's using:
  • the beautiful 'I Believe' stamp set
  • the new Marina Mist ink
  • and ribbon (perfect size for tying bows)
  • and not forgetting the new gorgeous edge punch
  • along with the self adhesive rhinestones (they just save you so much time as you're not having to worry about where you may get the glue!!)

So, for anyone who ordered from Chris' workshop - catch hold of her.......she has your goodies!!

Happy Crafting everyone

Jane x

Sunday, 10 October 2010


Hi All,

I told you it was a weekend of celebrations.
My dear friend Careen got married to Mark on Saturday; I knew the bridesmaids were going to be in a mixture blues, so here's the card and gift card holder I made for them.

It was truely a joyous occasion.............the sun was shinning upon them

...........and the young bridesmaids simply adorable. Here they are playing with the confetti outside the reception.

It was made even more special at the reception, as they had a live web link to Careen's family in the they also could feel part of the celebrations

She didn't let on to them at the beginning, but........we were viewing them on an 8' x 8' screen (just incase they hid themselves away!!)
A memorable day, I thank them for allowing me to be a part of it
Jane x

Friday, 8 October 2010

Weekend of Weddings!!

Hi All,

My husband's nephew is getting married tomorrow...........I know I'm safe in posting a picture of his card and gift today, as he doesn't know of my blog!

It's using retired stock..........'Mr & Mrs' stamp set, the gorgeous 'Bride and Groom' DSP, even the pearls are from the retired 'Pretties Kit'!!

The clock has been made by my husband........I should have given him sizes, because I have had to let in a 1/2" strip of cardstock to the base of the box and cleverly hid the evidence under the ribbon!!
Here's to Phil and Connie, I wish them every happiness as they start their new life in New York together
Jane x

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Straight from the 'New' Catalogue

Hi All,

Have you had a chance to gander at the new catalogue yet?
Such gorgeous things to tempt.......not just you, but me as well........LOL
To view on line......just click the image on my side bar; or contact me to either borrow or order your own copy.

I think this is by far, the best catalogue they have produced..........not only to inspire your imagination for what you can create - but even if you can't come up with anything of your own, then why not CASE (Copy And Share Everything) just like I've done.
You'll find it on page 70.

It's not a card I would have gone for before, normally I don't like ripped edges.........but I'm impressed with the outcome and like the simplicity of it.
It is of course adapted from the original, I'm still waiting for my supplies to arrive (please hurry Mr UPS man)

Happy Crafting

Jane x

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Great Weekend!...........How was yours?

Hi All,

What a great weekend I've sister came to stay and we got time to play!! Lots of chatter and visitors by the dozen!!

This is something I plan to show my 'Buddies' how to make tomorrow. They were fascinated with the rosettes on my Christmas Banner and wanted to know how to make them; so I thought I'd create a box for it to sit on. It's effective but simple to create; (I always say that and they don't always agree...LOL!!)

I know it's using some of the old papers, but I'll need to use up my stock to create space for some more!

They'd also seen a bag created by my up liner Val, and fell in love with it.........and set me the challenge of recreating it; (I'm not allowed the pattern, because of copyright - she'd bought it from someone else)

Well, I'm not showing my first was more of a bucket bag......very bright and a little on the large side, you could say......I decided it was more of a day bag.......... as you could have fitted in the kitchen sink...LOL!!

This is what I ended up with....

I experimented by embossing basic black card stock and tried to get a more elegant look (such as the Groom DSP which is no longer available).
I'm pleased with the result.......and glad you didn't see the first creation, I may just make the handles slightly shorter next time.

What do you think?

Jane x

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Old and New

Hi All,

This simple card combines the old with the new. It's using the Bella Toile background stamp in gorgeous Cherry Cobbler............I just know this is going to become one of my all time favourites; it's such a deep and succulent colour - ideal for Christmas.

I teamed the Bashful Blue and More Mustard scallops with Marina Mist and the new 1/8" (3mm) ribbon..........although I have just used a strip of ribbon, it is an ideal width to create tiny bows
Happy Crafting
Jane x

Friday, 1 October 2010

Wow - I've cracked It!!

Well would you believe it........I surpassed myself and sorted out the problem all on my own! You can now click on the picture of the new catalogue and browse to your hearts content.

In celebration of my achievements, I thought I'd do a quick post with a fab tree stamp from the 'Contempo Christmas' set

They're very simple and plain, stamped in 'versa mark' and then gold embossing powder

Hope you've enjoyed,
Jane x

The New Catalogue Goes Live!!

Hi All,

It's finally here................. the day has arrived!!

A brand new catalogue of goodies to share with you. As you know I'm technically challenged and having difficulties in up loading it on screen for you to browse through (just click on the old image to view the new book and I will replace the picture as soon as possible....LOL!!)

Here is a taster, just to wet your appetite.............

it's a box and candle made for a fellow demonstrator, for her birthday; only I couldn't show it before, as it is in new colours..........Daffodil Delight. Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi

The stamp set (Fast & Fabulous) is a level 2 hostess if you like the idea of getting your hands on one of these, why not make a date for a could earn this and extra goodies all for free!
The box is very similar to one we will be making on Monday 'Ladies', but with a Christmas look.
'Till then, happy crafting,
Jane x