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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The colours of autumn




Autumn is such a beautiful season for colours , the leaves changing and some lovely autumn flowers is the garden , my favourite plant is sedum , with its many varied colours , always a welcome Autumn sight.

My card today uses another tattered lace die , yes I am addicted to them . I've used the charisma country meadow and used the matching images from the mcs cd rom . We may think of roses as being summer plants but many happily flower in autumn . The sentiment with matching dies is from Just Right ,friend antique labels one.

challenges entered :
allsorts : feels like autumn (autumn colours)
get creative : autumn / fall (autumn colours)
fab n funky : for a friend (stamped sentiment)
craft rocket : something begining with "F" (flowers)

still achy today , but not as bad , sore throat too , must be a cold as my hubby is feeling the same and he is off work , most unlike him . I'm having a quiet day spent mostly in my craftroom as my Tattered lace subscription magazine has just been delivered   , so not all bad.    
enjoy your day . jane x 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Special Day






Hello crafting friends , I'm feeling very achy today , we had family to dinner yesterday , it was lovely but I pay the price the next day .
My card today features some of  my latest craft purchases , The circle die and beautiful florals are from tattered lace and they are called "charisma country garden " , the dies match the cd used "countryside collection from my craft studio . The outer square die is a Sue Wilson die I use all the time . The sentiment die is by crafters companion .



challenges entered :
cup cake inspiration : see pic above )
Dies R Us : fancy corners .
crafty friends : dies or punches

enjoy your day . jane x

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Wilma with rose

Afternoon crafter's , hope your well . Today I've got a real cutie to show you . One of my old Magnolia stamps , Wilma with rose , she reminds me of a young version of my very old toy poodle Hudson .
The papers are from a 12x12 pad from the Works , called pretty red classics, a bargain at £3 for 24 , double sided sheets , they are excellent quality too .
My die cut sentiment is from first edition . The fancy border die is from spellbinders and the heart circle is from sweet dixie .
I've used gold mirri card and coloured stamp in with promarkers . I stamped the image with rich cocoa memento ink .

 challenges entered :
I love  promarkers : animals 
allsorts : use at least 2  designer papers 
The cutie pie challenge : my favourite cute image 
passion for promarkers : let it shine ( mines shiny mirri card ) 
Magnolia forever : favourite magnolia stamp 
Marvellous Magnolia : anything goes 
well the winds forecast here last night where not too bad , I feel so sorry for the people in other countries suffering terrible weather , people losing their homes and even their lives . My son showed us a clip from sky news , a ladies home had been destroyed , all her possessions gone and then suddenly her little dog appeared out of the rubble , she was over joyed and said one of her prayers had been answered . 
stay safe and happy crafting . jane x

Friday, 8 September 2017

A Scottish Wedding

I was commissioned by a friend to make this Wedding card  for her step son . They are getting married in a castle like building in Scotland and the flower are to be lilac , so this is what I came up with .

I used tattered lace couple church scene bride and groom die set. I coloured them in promarkers with the relevant hair colours . The outer fancy square die is from Tonic . The sentiment is tattered lace . The flowers and embellishments old stash , maybe hobby craft . I've added stickles to the brides dress and veil and on the roses. The back of the card is covered with glittered velum from do craft. In order to see the proper glitter effect , view a close up .


challenges entered :
Tuesday throwdown : punches or dies 
double D challenge : glitter 

happy crafting jane x

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

A little bit of Summer




Afternoon crafty people , suns out here after a dull start , so I thought I'd post 2 summery cards I've made .

The summer garden card features an image from a Lili of the valley art pad , the diecuts are tattered lace from the garden of joy set and the peirced square is by Sue Wilson . I've coloured the die cuts with promarkers and a white gel pen.
The embellishment I made using a ribbon and a glue gun , gluing into a flower shape , I added a rose I made using filmo in a rose mould and baking in the oven.

challenges entered  for summer garden card :

Allsorts : ribbon more than just a bow 
Make my Monday : lazy days of summer 



 For my squirrel card , I used a stamp by Joanna Sheen that was the gifted in a creative stamping magazine . I stamped in London fog ink to give a lighter mor hand painted look , then coloured with pro markers . The paper is from B&M .

challenges entered :

dream valley : use a stamp or digi image 
i love pro markers : summer

well I'm hoping the sun here keeps shinning for a while longer , and I hope my long wait for my tattered lace dies from the very slow create and craft arrive soon .
jane x

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Air Mail

Good afternoon crafting friends, nice warm day here, off to a barbecue party at 6 so glad of the weather . Sorry if I've not commented much this week , I've got internet problems , they are sending someone out on Monday .
Had a right mither  with Create and craft this week , so annoying when you order and pay for something , when wait and wait and wait for it to arrive , crafting .co.uk are very slow at delivering too and often some of the order is missing !
The thing is I love Tattered Lace dies and they are the main stockists.
I've used a tattered lace die on my card ,it's called "air mail", I've coloured with promarkers. The other dies are Sue Willson square, lawn fawn contour landscape and sizzix sentiment . The papers are 12x12 embossed brights from the works .

 challenges entered :
The paper players : followed the sketch above
moving along with the time : beginning with B (birdie)
cute card Thursday : bright colours 

enjoy the rest of the weekend (a long one for some ) jane x

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The Christmas Stag




Morning crafting friends , thanks for the kind words regarding my aches and pains , we defiantly have a lovely hobby to make life better . I, for one , love making Christmas cards and here is one to show you today .

I've used 3 tattered lace dies , the stag and the trees background are from last years snow globe collection and the oval tree die is from the back to black collection.
The sentiment is a sizzix die , from a Tim Holtz set . The snowflake die is from Mariane Dies.
I've used white and blue glitter card and pearlized white card (well it is for Christmas ).
The stag is coloured with promarkers.

challenges entered :
Allsorts : forest friends 
incywincy : go wild 
Dream valley : Christmas animals 

nice warm day today , for a change , off to peg the washing out .
Happy Crafting . jane x