Thursday, 31 July 2014

Golden Wishes

Good Morning,
My Crafty Friends, Followers and visitors,

Hope you are all well and have managed to cool off, seeing as the weather is quite
cool here today.  Took Oscar out earlier and it started to rain, although not much
I was not impressed but thankfully it's stopped now.
Mary coming today, so will be having a catch up and doing some crafting.
Today's make is one I made yesterday, sorry but it's relating to the time
of year all crafters love, (ha!) YES CHRISTMAS.


1. Card used is an 8 x 8 scalloped edged white card.

2. I then took a piece of vellum and embossed it using
a snowflake design and mounted it onto another piece
    of white card using gold gem centre brads at each corner.
    Taking a piece of gold ribbon I wrapped around the centre
before adhering using glue to my card base.

    3. Using Phill Martins Sentimentally Yours Lacy Oval Frame
I stamped using versamark onto white card and embossed
with gold embossing power.  The sentiment is also one of
Phill Martins Christmas Verse Collection and again using
Versamark I stamped it into the centre of the frame and
   embossed in gold.  Then using foam pads to give dimension
I adhered it to the card.

4. To complete the design I added a bow .

Quite a simple card but I think it has worked well.

That's all for today my friends, hope you have enjoyed your visit.

As Always
Take Care and Happy Crafting.
Jennifer xx
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Crafting for all seasons - M 3E- Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #67 Christmas (week 1)
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge 2W,2E,C10 - Deck The Halls

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Festive Fun

Hello Everyone,

OK own up Who has taken the sun today?? its been cloudy all day and the
temperature  sure has dropped a few degrees.  Hope you have all been busy
doing your own thing, me I have been doing housework, boring I know
but you have to do it.  Managed to catch Christina on C&C at noon, it
was her first time and I must say she handled it great.  She was demonstrating
Spellbinder and yes I did end up purchasing a couple of items - well you
just have to don't you!!.

Today I thought I would enter into the spirit of YES Christmas, hope
you like.

1. Started out with an 5 x7 card base to this I added a piece of
red mirri board.
2. Taking a piece of white card I embossed it with a snowflake
      design, I then added definition by using Metallic Gilding Wax
Ultramarine by Creative Expressions to the snowflakes.

3.  The image is by Amy Design and its called Christmas Couple.
       This I stamped onto a circle die cut frame from Spellbinder and
               coloured using pro-markers. I then added an overlay of snow acetate
and using foam pads I adhered it to the card.

    4. Taking a piece of polka dot ribbon I threaded it around the frame    
 and  added pieces of holly to give it a wreath effect.

5. The sentiment was die cut out of red mirri board using the
Robert Adams sentiment dies.

                    And there you have it, I would like to thank you all for taking the
               time to follow me and to welcome my new followers and to
                  thank  you  all for the comments on my work, I really do love 
reading them  and appreciate them.

So Folks that's it for today, hope you will come back for
another visit.

 As Always
Take Care and Happy Crafting
Jennifer xx
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Crafting from the Heart WS, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - M,S10 (July) Red, White and Blue
Lexis Creations 2W, (week 2) Christmas in July
Christmas Card Challenge #35 Anything Goes
My Perfect Life #29 Festive 48 Any Christmas Card

Monday, 28 July 2014

Wedding Bliss

Good Morning,
My Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors,

I hope you are all well and enjoying this gorgeous weather, I know I am.
Well this is a surprise, me having my blog ready at this time of day, to be honest
 yesterday I was very naughty and spent most of the day in my craft room, which
is something I rarely get to do and you know I managed to make quite a few
cards as the ideas just kept flowing.
As you know I have did not blogged must last week due to having the plasterers
in and my room being taken over as a store room.  thank goodness its finished
all that remains is to paint the ceilings and walls but that can wait until next week
as had enough mess for one week.  Nigel spent his day putting a primer coat
of paint on the ceiling and walls on the stairs and landing, I of course kept
his supplied with drinks, as he kept complaining he was sweating, ( I told
him we sweats just breathing never mind doing a job)  somehow I got
the impression he was not impressed.
Anyway down to business, hope you enjoy today's offering.


1.8 x 8 card stock, to this I added an embossed background card.
2.The image is from the Hunkydory and I have mounted this into
a frame cut from one of the Spellbinders 5 x7 Enchanted Labels.
I then glittered the brides dress and headdress to add more
definition to her.
3. The flourishes were cut using the Tonic Flourish die and to this
I added the lilies and roses from my stash and added stick pins.
3. To complete I added pearls to the frame and flourish's and
added the sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and that you will visit
me again.  Off to see mum soon, so As Always

Take Care and Happy Crafting
Jennifer xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

613 Avenue Crafts- W #82 Anything Goes w/optional use of sentiment
Lacy Sunshine #38 - Flowers
Robyn's Fetish - W #222 Wedding Card
That Craft Place - 2W,1E Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #39 Anything Goes

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Lacey Lily

Good Afternoon,
My Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Hope you are all coping with the weather, I am loving it as I am a
sunshine person, the rain and cold do not go down well with me.
Guess I live in the wrong country (HA!!).

Well not been up to much today, spent most of the day chilling out in the
sun and this afternoon Linda came round and yes she sorted my
Winners Challenge Badge out and its now on my blog.  Many
thanks Linda, don't know what I would do without your help!!.

Anyway here is a little card I have done, hope you like?

Started with an 8 x8 Scalloped card to this I added a piece
of Hunkydory folded Adorable Scorable cardstock  to
the bottom of the card and to the top of the card I added a piece
of Hundydory printed Adorable Scorable cardstock with
the lily design.

Next before adhering to the card I stuck a piece of lace 
across the join, then mounted onto my card.   The topper
has been decoupaged and I have pleated lace around the topper
of added effect.

To complete, I die cut the sentiment using the Tattered Lace
Happy Birthday die.

Well Folks thats all for today, hope you have enjoyed
your visit.

As Always Take Care and Happy Crafting
Jennifer xx
I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Party Time Tuesdays #182 - Anything goes

Monday, 21 July 2014

Picture Postcard

Good Afternoon
My Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors,

Well everyone I'm back, had a nice relaxing holiday in Yorkshire and the weather
was not unkind to us, although I would have liked more sunshine but cannot complain.

The following card I made before I went away but did not have time to blog, so
here goes.  Oh by the way guess what, I have won a challenge !!! and the
prise was a stamp from Little Claire Designs named Silhouette Picnic.  I have
not got my winners badge yet as to be honest I do not know how to get it ( but
I know a lady that does and I will asking her tomorrow - Yes its You Linda, you
lucky lady) Ha Ha!!


Started with 8 x8 scalloped edge white card, the using a piece of
 adorable  Scorable  backing card from the Hunkydory Pretty Petals
range I took a piece of lace and adhered it around the card before
mounting it onto my card.
I then took two postcards again from Hunkydory Sent with Love
Postcard Toppers and placed at angles onto the base backing card.

The rose is also from the Pretty Petals kit and has been decoupaged
and then mounted flat onto my card.

To complete I then die cut a butterfly  using  the Tattered Lace  
butterfly die out of silver mirri board and glued to the top.

Thank you all for visiting, I hope you have enjoyed it.

Until Next Time
As Always
Take Care and Happy Crafting
Jennifer xx
I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Scribble and scrap # 23  Always anything goes

That Craft Place 2W,1E - Anything Goes

Friday, 11 July 2014

Christmas Sparkle

Good Morning,
My Crafty friends, Followers and Visitors.

After seeing everyone getting ready with their makes for Christmas, I thought
it's about time I made a start.  My first Christmas make, using stamps.  I am
not very good yet but I will keep on trying.
 Hope you like?
Just to let you know I will be on holiday next week, so no blogs for a week
my friends ( Don't upset yourselves, I will be back ) I will be
keeping a eye on all your blogs however, so you cannot escape
me, Ha!!!!!.


1. Started with a 8 x8  silver card, I then took a white card
and stamped the Crystal Branch image by Stamps By Chloe
as the background and embossed using WOW(Frosty The Snowman)
embossing powder and then added Sparkelicious Silver glitter
for that little bit  extra sparkle.

2. I then stamped the baubles again using Stamps By Chloe
stamps  - Large Stary @ Snowflake Baubles. These were
then embossed with WOW embossing powder Twinkling Lights
and then I  added  Sparkelicious Ice Maiden.

3. The sentiment is again one of Stamps By Chloe and I stamped
again onto  white card and embossed with Twinkling Lights.  I
rounded the corners before adhering to the card with foam pads.

4. To complete I took a gold ribbon from my stash to create a bow

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and that you will call again.

Until Next Time
As Always
Take Care and Happy Crafting.
Jennifer xx

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Lilac All The Way

Good Morning, 
My Crafty friends, Followers and Visitors,

I trust we are all well and still enjoying our lovely weather, (I know I am ).
Not had a lot of time to blog this week as busy with my mother and getting
things ready for my holiday, off up to Yorkshire on Saturday for a week
and really looking forward to the break, so after tomorrows blog I will
not be issuing any posts (I know How WILL YOU CONTAIN  YOURSELVES)
Anyway enough of me being silly, hope you like toady's offering?.


1. Card size - 8 x8 scalloped edge white, I first embossed
the card using Die'sire Ornate Butterfly. I then coloured
the butterflies using Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Mica Powder 
(Sea Rose).
2. Using Lilac card I die cut two borders using the new
Couture Creations Ornamental Lace 12" die.  The
circle was cut from the Memento - Cappuccino Die and
the sentiment plaque also from Couture Creations Square +
Deco plaques.
3. Before adhering the circle I threaded Lilac ribbon
through and finished it with a bow.  Although they are not
showing up very well I placed lilac gems around the edge
of the circle, along the borders and under the sentiment.
4. To complete I added lilac flowers from my stash and the
sentiment was die cut from a Tattered Lace die (sorry cannot
remember the name ).

Well that's all for today my friends, hope you have enjoyed
your visit.
 Welcome also to my new followers I do
appreciate you all and love reading your comments.

Until next time
Take Care and Happy Crafting
Jennifer xx

Monday, 7 July 2014

First Embrace

Good Afternoon My Crafty friends, Followers and Visitors,

I trust you are all well this fine afternoon.  Now that the dark clouds have dispelled
we have some sunshine, for how long is any ones guess but hopefully long enough
to dry my washing.

I made today's offering on Thursday but have only just managed to upload
to my blog, hope you like?


1. Using an 8 x8 white card (my favourite size) I took a printed
sheet (taken from one of my Cd's and using the Tonic Regal
Border Punch I created the edge.  This was then stuck to the

2. Being unable to find the correct size frame for the image
I took a Martha Stewart Punch and created my own frame
out of white card.  To this I added the image which is from
Hunkydory and then glittered parts of the dress, feather
boar, headband, Chandelier and Christmas Tree to give
that little more texture.

3. To complete I added lilac flowers and leaves, created a
bow from white ribbons and enhanced the bow with
sliver glitter gems.

I do hope you have enjoyed your visit and that you will
come back again soon.

As Always
Take Care and Happy Crafting

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Pile it on  #27 Add some flowers
Scribble and Scrap 2W,S10,E3,C15,F - Always Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge #36 - Anything Goes

Friday, 4 July 2014

Flower Box

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors,

I hope you have all had a pleasant day despite the weather.  I thought we were in
for a nice day this morning WRONG dark clouds came in and yes rain, rain, Oh 
well what more can we expect, still not been to bad up to now (I suppose).
Today's make is a little image I coloured a few week's ago but have only just
got round to creating  the card.  I notice I have another follower (I am excited)
as my followers grow and hope I can bring a little smile and a bit of
inspiration to you all . Hey folks what do you think - Yes I have watermarked
my designs (with a little help from my friend Steve - well OK with a lot of help )


               1.    I took an 8 x8 card covered it with another piece of white card that
                      had been embossed with Die'sire Embossalicious Patchwork Quilt
                                       Folder. To this I added a purple ribbon down the side.
2.   I then cut  a frame (I think it's a Spellbinder but not sure)
    3.   The image I have coloured with pro-markers and glittered to
      add a little sparkle. It was then mounted using foam pads.
                                 4.   The corner were created using silver mirri and a Tonic corner die.
                                 5.   To complete I made a bow and added purple pearls down the side
                                       ribbon and on each corner.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and 
As Always
Take Care and Happy Crafting
Jennifer xx

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Watch the Birdie

Good Morning crafty friends, followers and visitors,

Welcome to my  new followers and thank you for following me.

Don't panic folks I know you never see a post this early from me but I
thought for once I would post early as I made this card the other day
just been waiting to finish it off.   Bit of a dull day today and was
trying to rain when Oscar and I went out for our morning walk but
I suppose  it bound to come sometime as long as it remembers to
go away again.  Well it's Thursday and Mary will be round soon
for our crafting day so better get on. 


1. Started with an 8 x8 card and covered it with a backing  paper
from Trimcraft next I took a Satin Card from Imagination Crafts
and using the Viva Universal Mask (Bird on a Twig) I stencilled
using Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Pastes( Silver Moon and
Pink Blush).
2. Once dry I then mounted onto the card and using a Tonic 
Flourish die I cut five flourishes from silver mirri board and pieced
 them together to make the frame.make the frame. 
3. Using a Robert Adams die I cut the sentiment (FOR YOU)
out of silver mirri .

I do hope you have enjoyed your visit.
As Always
Take Care and Happy Crafting.
Jennifer xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Country View Crafts Challenge M,P1 Stencil It.
Crafts and me challenge inspiration blog #149 add Wings
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - M,P1 - Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Imagination Craft Challenge - P1 3E C7 SIR SIO - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 2 July 2014


Afternoon to you all and welcome to my blog,

Hope you are well and doing what makes you happy.  Today has been a 
day for housework, I know its a dirty word but hey we have to do it if only
to keep hubby happy and say " OH I have never stopped today "right.
Been to the hospital this afternoon for an X-ray on my hip as not sure
if it's arthritis or the hip is giving up as I am in a lot of pain when I walk
and if I am sat once I try to get up I look about 90 (be careful now).

Anyway enough of the boring stuff, today's card was actually made
the other day just have not got round to adding it to my blog . Hope you like.


1. I used an8 x8 white card and covered it with mint green
pearl card stock. The frame was cut out of the same card
using the Spellbinder  Branching Out die. I actually cut
two frames and pieced  together to make a larger frame,
I then wrapped a ribbon around the frame before sticking
to the background.
2. The image and spotty backing paper are both from
the Forest Friends Collection 1 by Cupcakecrafting
3. I then took  the image and mounted it onto more
of the mint green card stock and used form pads to give
it that extra bit of height.
4. To complete I took three buttons in the same colour and
adhered them with my glue gun.

Well that's it my friends for today, I hope you have
enjoyed your visit.
So as always
Take Care and Happy Crafting
Jennifer xx

A Rose So Sweet

Good Morning My Crafty Friends, followers and Visitors Welcome to today's  challenge  #  105  over at  Creative Craft Cottage...