Sunday, 28 December 2014

Smell The Roses

Good Morning
My Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors,

Have we all recovered yet from Christmas? only the new Year to welcome in, then its
all over and back to normal.  We had a quiet Christmas, brought mum over to stay
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and took her home Boxing Day night.

Mum kept saying she wished we had snow to make it more like Christmas and
she got her wish, as it started snowing when we took her home. She was
overjoyed to see it. I am just glad it's gone as it's not safe for driving around in,
we just have the ice to contend with at present but hopefully it will clear soon.

Anyway I thought it about time I got my act together  and did a blog, so here it
is, nothing too creative I'm afraid as sorting out my DT work ready for next week.


1. Card is 8 x 8 and has been covered with backing paper from
Jem's Design CD Beautiful Birdcages which I had opened
up in MCS so that I could add the image directly onto
the page.
2. Still in MCS I took another backing paper and created the
frame, then added the image from Tatty Twinkle and
placed her in the centre to complete.  I then printed 
it off and adhered to my card.

3. To enhance the card and give some depth, I added buttons,
a spotted bow and a glittered dragonfly all from stash.

Way hey there it is, quick simple but quite an effect card ( don't you think?)

Well that's all from today off the dry my hair as going visiting today.

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

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Tis The Season

Good Afternoon
My Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Not long to go now before the big day arrives, sometimes  you wonder why do
we rush around like headless chickens, when  its all over in a day.

I am still looking forward to it though - hope you are too.

As you know with it being Wednesday, its time for another challenge  over
at Penny's Paper Crafty and the design team once again have made some
fabulous creations, so pop on over and take a peep.

 Our Theme this week is:-

ANYTHING GOES - Easy so come on, join in the fun.

Our Sponsor this week is BUGABOO - whose prize is 7 YES
7 Digi's of winners choice
Here is my design - hope you like it as much I have enjoyed creating it.


1. I made a stepper card and covered with paper  from
my stash.

2. The image from Bugaboo is called Psycho Stella and
I have coloured her using pro markers.  I really think
this image is great fun and really enjoyed bringing
her to life. Every time I look at her I just start to

3.  Once the image was coloured I die cut it using  a Signature
Die from Joanna Sheen. Using the same die I cut another
frame from blue satin  card and mounted the image into it.

4. To enhance the frame I covered with pearls added an orange
and white  spotted bow ( to match Stella's Jacket) and two
stick pins in orange and blue.

5. To complete the card I added flowers from my stash and added
the sentiment (which is also from Bugaboo and goes with this
image) and was die cut using SB die Fancy Frames Tag 1.

Thanks for dropping by and we look forward to seeing
your creations.

As Always
Take Care and Happy Crafting
Jennifer xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

A Gem of a Challenge #134 Anything Christmas
Kraftyhands - No Squares Allowed
Little Claire's #51 - Shaped Cards
Open-Minded Challenges #25 Unusual Christmas

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas Hat

Good afternoon, my crafty friends, followers and visitors

How are you all, not to stressed I hope?

Well as they say, if I am not ready for Christmas now, I never will be. I cannot
think anymore if everything is sorted so it's time I stopped fretting and just
sat back and enjoy.

Since my last blog we have put all the decorations, tree's and lights up. It did take
us all last weekend but it is worth it, have you all managed to get your decorations

Today I thought I would have a go at using  my MCS and this is what I came up with.


1. Card size 8 x 8 and I have matted it with paper from
MCS that matched the image.

2. The frame has been done using the Tonic over the edge
die, (I have finally got the hang of doing this) and I cut
it out of white card.

3. The image is from MCS and I have glittered her hat and
fur trim around her shoulders (sorry its not showing up
very well ).

4. To complete I have added red and white feathers, red rose
stick pin and gold Simmer Dome Stickers.

Thanks for calling and leaving your comments, I love 
reading them and I would like to welcome  Saskia 
to my blog.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Inspirational #71 Anything Goes with Gold
Midweek Magnolias #104 Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty -Anything Goes - but not  Christmas

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Anything Other than Christmas

Good Morning, 
My Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?  are you all ready for Christmas yet?
I am nearly there, only presents left to wrap.

Well it's Wednesday already and Yes another challenge starts over at
Penny's Paper Crafty today.  Our theme this week is


I am sure you will all enjoy this one as if you are anything like me making
all those Christmas cards, creating somthing  different is a welcome break

So come on, lets see what you come up with and if you should
need anymore inspiration our lovely design team have created  some
lovely design over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog .

Our sponsors this week are: Roblyns Fetish and their prize is
 3 digi image of winners  choice.

Our other sponsor is Diane's Daydream Designs and their prize is
$15 gift code for the store


1. Card stock from my stash and I have added two
patterned papers and a lace border across the middle.

       2. The image is from Roblyns Fetish and is called
        Flowering limb.   I have coloured with my
 pro markers. I then die cut the image and
distressed around the edges. I also cut another frame
and mounted the image onto it and added pink gems
around the  edges.

3. I used Tonic Royal Fern die to create the flourishes.

4. To complete I added the wording FOR YOU and again
added pink gems to both sides.

Well that's it for today my friends
hope to see you soon
Until Next Time
As Always
Take Care and Happy Crafting
Jennifer xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Party Time Tuesdays #193 Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Always Anything Goes
Squigglefly Emboss or Die Cut
Through The Purple Haze  Use A Sentiment

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Magical Moments

Morning My Crafty  Friend, Followers and Visitors

Have a great weekend but most importantly  Enjoy it.

Quick card today, hope you like

1. Card made into a easel using A4 white card.  Added black card
then using the Dir sire Embossalicious Ornate Butterflies, I 
         embossed a piece of blue satin card and adhered this to the black

2. The image was taken from the CD Wishing on a Star  and I have
mounted it onto a piece of the same blue satin card  and glittered
their wings and the star before putting it onto the card at an angle.

3. The unicorn was die cut from a die from Imagination Crafts 
and I have added a piece of patterned vellum to the back before
mounting this also using  pads to the card.

4. For the base of the easel I have again matted and layered
with black card and the blue satin  card.  Before  adhering
them to the base I have  wound a black ribbon twice around.

5. To keep with the magical theme I have scattered sliver  fairies
 from my stash around the card.

6. The sentiments read Come fly with me (at the top) and
(Believe) at the bottom acting as the stopper, both were
again taken from the cd Wishing on a Star.

Thanks for calling and if you can leave a comment, I would
love it.

As Always
Take Care and Happy Crafting
Jennifer xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenge
Imagination Crafts - Anything Goes

Friday, 5 December 2014

Special Day

Good Afternoon, My Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Well its the end of the week, boy are they going fast.  It will be Christmas
before we know it.  Although its a hectic  time for everyone, I do love it.

Once everything has been done and its time to relax with family and getting
up Christmas morning and opening presents, Great.

As I said yesterday , we are going to be busy bees tomorrow and Sunday getting all
 the outside decorations up. Although we usually end up having, shall we say
heated disagreements its worth it once the lights are switched on.

Then next week I will make a start on the inside, as we seem to have as many
lights inside as out and three trees to decorate.  I might be exhausted after it
but it's worth it, I sit there like a Cheshire cat just looking at sparkling light.
You would think I was a child not a pensioner he he!!

Anyway onto the reason for the blog - My card, quick make using
Hunky dory, hope you like?


1. Card size 6.5 x 7.5 and I have rounded the edges. To the base
I have added a piece of  Hundy dory card again rounding the  edges.

2. The it I have used is from the Fluttery Wishes and is called The Special Day
Taking a piece of the paper from the kit, I layered it onto the front to form
a panel.

3. Next using SB die Lacey Circles I cut the frame out of the same
card as used on the base of the card and adhered the sentiment.
To enhance the  sentiment I have placed silver gems across the side.

4. The flowers are meant to be decoupaged but I just wanted to arrange
them down the card ( I think it's worked Ok). I then added the scroll.

5. To finish I have added a ribbon around the card and then created a 
chocolate box bow and added a diamante  heart to the centre.  

Well that's your lot today my friends, hope you have enjoyed your visit

So until next time

As Always
Tale Care and Happy Crafting
Jennifer  xx

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Sail Away

Good Evening My Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are we all this evening? I have been playing catch up with my housework
as I have not been feeling to good for the last few days.  Think I just needed to 
chill out and recharge my batteries.

I did manage to finish all my chores  by early afternoon and even went into my 
craft room and managed to produce six card, all of which will appear each
day as I am going to be busy until at least Sunday night, not only looking
after mum's household chores and shopping but also will be helping hubby
to put up the outside Christmas Decorations. 
That should be fun !!

Anyway here is the first card and I have opted to do a male card ( as with most
of you I do not like doing these but hey ho they have to be done)

Hope you like?

1. Card size is my favourite 8 x 8 and I have matted the front
using paper from  Tim Holt's idea-ology .

2. The ship was die cut using Joanna Sheen's Signature Dies
and then I inked the hull using Tim Holts distressed ink Walnut Stain.
I adhered it to the card using foam pads for extra depth.

3. I then die cut two anchors using Robert Adam's die and placed on
the card using foam pads.

4. The shells, chest and coins are all from my stash.  The sentiment
has been inked again using Walnut Stain Distressed ink.

5. To complete I have added gold cord .

And that as they say, is it!

Thanks for calling and leaving  comments, I love reading
them and do appreciate  each and everyone of you for
taking the time to visit my little part of blogland.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas Surprise

Good Morning My crafty friends, followers and visitors

Well we have had a great response to our last challenge over at Penny's Paper Crafty
 and I hope you are all up to another one today.

 Today we are being sponsored by Stamp Art Designs and Sassy Studio
Designs and the theme is Use Your Favourite Colour.  Our design team
have created some fabulous cards for your inspiration, so why not pop
on over to Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and join in the fun.

My card has been made using the image (Christmas Surprise )by
Stamp Art Design,  just click  on their name to go over to their site.

The prize they are giving is 5 Digi images of the  winners choice


1. Card is  8 x 8 and  has been matted with red card, before matting
I have curved each corner.  The next layer is white card that I
have embossed using the Tattered Lace Snowflake design.

2. The image has been coloured using my pro markers and die cut
using a SB die. Using the same red card stock I die cut another
frame using SB die Labels Eight and layered them together.

3.  Using my favourite colour Purple I punched a border  using
a Martha Stewart punch and placed it down the side.

4. Still going with the purple theme I adhered purple stars, and
a purple  sequin ribbon.

5. To complete I put on the wording for my stash.

Our other sponsor this week as I have already said is
Sassy Studio Designs and their prize is 4 Digi images of winners choice.
There link can be found HERE

Well that is it for me today
Until Next Time
As Always
Take Care and Happy Crafting

Jennifer xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Christmas Card Challenges #53 Anything Goes
Jellypark Friends Challenge M - Ribbons and /or Bows
Lovely hAngler or Sweet Magnolia #107 Use a Die Cut
Roblyn's Fetish #240 Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap Always anything Goes
Doodle Pantry challenge 53 - Any Digi Goes

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

My Gift

Good Morning
My Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are we today?, quick post today as lots to do on the domestic chores
side of my life.

How are all your Christmas  preperations coming along, hope you are not getting
to stressed out.  I am well on the way, all the presents are bought ( I think)
just waiting to be wrapped, card's posted and will be starting to put up
the decorations this weekend.


1. Started with blank white card 7.5 x 6 inches and rounded the corners.

2. Using centura pearl card I embossed using a Tattered Lace embossing
folder then inked the embossing using Tim Holts Scattered Straw. I
then mounted it onto red mirri board and again rounded the edges.

3. The image was stamped onto white card then fuzzy cut and coloured
with my pro markers and adhered to the card.

There you have it, simple little card, hope you liked

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

Monday, 1 December 2014

Missing You

Good Morning my crafty friends, followers and visitors

Hope you have had a pleasant weekend and achieved everything you wanted to do.
Well it's finally here DECEMBER not long to go now, hope your shopping is going
well and that you are not getting to stressed.

As promised another card from me today and I have gone yet again with the
vintage theme.


1. Card size is 8 x 8 and I have layered with  Kraft Card that
I distressed and inked using Tim Holts vintage photo.

2. The image has been created in MCS and again I have distressed 
the edges using the same ink.

3. I have wrapped brown ribbon and lace around the bottom before
adhering to the card at an angle.

4. To complete I have made a bow using the same brown ribbon
and lace, added two pearl stick pins and cream flowers. Pearls
have been added to the lace border and at the right hand corner.

Until tomorrow
As Always
Take Care and Happy Crafting
Jennifer xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Jellypark Friends Challenge - Ribbon and or Bows
Robyns Fetish # 240 Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Always Anything Goes
Cheerful Stamper - All Digital

A Rose So Sweet

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