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 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

Monday, 21 August 2017

Tilda bringing home the Christmas tree

I can't believe it myself ....another Tilda, this one was so fun to colour . I've kept it simple , to let the lovely image take centre stage . I've coloured with pro markers , added the snow with a docraft white chalk pen and added glittery glamour dust to the fur trims . The sentiment is from Hobby craft .

challenges entered :
The paper players : cas with colouring in
Hazelnut's Christmas challenge : Christmas (make it girlie option)
Christmas card weekly challenge : Christmas
sparkles Christmas challenge : a festive sentiment

well I feel better than I did Sunday , my knee was so sore I was finding it hard to walk , today it's ok , I suffer from fibromyalia , this causes pain allover the body and I have arthritis in my hands . There are good days and bad , but most days I manage some crafting .

have a good week . jane x

Thursday, 17 August 2017

3 Little Tilda's

Like a bus , you wait for ages and 3 come along at once ! I use to be Magnolia stamp mad , then I wasn't , but the other day I found a big wad of stamped magnolia images . I forgot how nice they are to colour , I'm still not sure about them just having just eyes though, but they are pretty and I'm pleased with the 3 cards I've made , what do you think ?

My red card features Tilda with strawberry basket , nothing says summer like lovely ripe strawberries . I've coloures with promarkers, the strawberries are highlighted with 3d clear gloss , the papers are raspberry road , the doily old stash and the sentiment bubble lawn fawn .

challenges entered :

Magnolia-lious challenge #12 : anything goes 
(option add some lace) 
simply magnolia : summer challenge 

My blue card features Tilda with kitten , coloured with promarkers , the lace doiley was a gift from a fellow crafter . The papers are from B&M . Die cuts Sue Wilson squares and spellbinder nesties . Sentiment computer printed .

challenges entered :
Magnolia-lious challenge #12 : anything goes 
(option add some lace) 
creative inspirations : anything goes 

my pink card bellow features Tilda with tulips , coloured with promarkers , the paper is docraft tales of the riverbank . The sentiment is lillie of the valley . The lacy trim martha stewart punch . The die cut heart and bows are Tattered Lace .

creative inspirations : anything goes 
in the pink : anything goes (with pink )
passion for promarkers : pretty pastels 

happy crafting jane x

Monday, 31 July 2017

Tattered Lace kitten cuddles

Aren't they a cute pair  , this was one of the free gift dies with the Tattered Lace magazine subsciption, as a lover of cats and dogs , it's a favourite of mine .
dies used : Tattered Lace kitten cuddles
            Tattered Lace with love 
Sweet dixie circle die 
paper from the works , all at sea
blue bow , hobby craft . 

 challenges entered : The Paper Players : tic tac toe , I choose blue, animals , circle .
                                   Dream valley : anything goes 
                                   Brown Sugar : any thing goes 
well it's been sun shine and showers , typical British summer , but this afternoon  the sun won and we did a bit of gardening , feeling achy now , my poor knees and fingers .

                                                                          happy crafting . Jane x

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Baby Shower with fancy folds

 Afternoon crafting friends , hope you are all ok . The weather here is very changeable , the rain is keeping me indoors and crafting away , I not complaining though .
My hairdresser asked me to make some cards for her , the trend now is for baby showers , party before the baby is even born , this is a new thing to my generation , I think thiis has spilt over from the USA.
The picture above shows my card next to my husbands teddy money box , his Dad bought it for him when he was born , it's so cute and sits on the bedside table.

for my card I used
Hunkydory card for the base card and baby words , the silver foiling looks so lovely in real life .
Sue Wilson shadow box dies , new arrivals .
crafters companion dies, little angel , my first outfit .
The circle die with hearts is by sweet dixie and the other circle die is ,old stash ,make forgotten .
The fancy fold is made using a tattered lace tri fold card die

challenges entered :
Allsorts : fancy folds 
cute card Thursday : anything goes 
fussy and fancy : anything goes 

happy crafting jane x

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

More Spun Sugar

These 3 cards are all made using the new Tattered Lace collection Spun sugar .

Sophia die by tatered lace and oval center of spun sugar frame . paper from a 12x12 pad seas the day from B&M.
challenges entered :
glitter and sparkle : anything goes 

 The green card is so summery , it features "Penelope " and "lavish floral", the background paper is printed from a tattered lace birthday inserts cd rom , I think the delicate morning glory flowers are such a good match . The green detailed frame is also TL and is called shabby offset square . I've used tiny pearls on the flowers and hat for my added bling  .
challenges entered :
4 crafty chicks : summer celebration
crafting by design : summer time 
Southern Girls : tic tac toe (I choose dies , image and bling ) 

Looking at the first picture I can see my washing on the line , it soon dried on this lovely sunny day . Great for taking pics of cards too .
happy crafting jane x

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Spun Sugar

good afternoon crafters , once again I was tempted by a Tattered Lace collection , this was a late birthday present from my husband . It is so fabulous and pretty with beautiful images to match the dies .
My lavender card uses the Penelope die, the lavish floral  and the  sugar spun die with matching printed images and backing paper from the collection . The sentiment die is from crafters companion and I've added some silk leaves and perfect pearls.

challenges entered : allsorts : lavender and lace .
                                 613 avenue : anything goes with optional monochrome 
                                 creative inspiration : anything goes

my red card features the Sofia die from spun sugar collection , I've used papers from the works called pretty red classics . A bow and roses from hobby craft , some pearls and a tattered lace birthday sentiment , to finish the card.
challenges entered : fussy and fancy : celebrations 
                            craft rocket : anything goes 

weather has brightened up , time to peg the washing out . 
happy crafting . jane x

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Tattered Lace Christmas Art Deco collection and sizzix cute deer

Morning crafting friends , a beautiful sunny day here , to hot for making Christmas cards really !
I've made some cards featuring

Tattered Lace Christmas Art Deco collection. One die is called " not just for Christmas " , the other with the couple is called "winter romance " and the blue one "Christmas shopping " , I used the tattered lace art deco cd to create the background . All the images are coloured with pro and flex markers .

The woodland cards feature sizzix thinlit cute deer and papers from hobby craft .

hope you have a lovely day and happy crafting . jane x

Friday, 30 June 2017

Tattered Lace Art Deco Christmas

Back from a wonderful holiday in Menorca , with my Husband and my Dad , turned 50 whilst we where there . Nice to be back , I miss the sun , beautiful views and swimming in the salt water pool , but now I have my craft room back . The picture below was taken on my 50th Birthday , with my Husband Bob .

 I treated my self , with some birthday money , to the Tattered Lace Christmas Art Deco collection . It contains wonderful people dies and 2 co ordinating paper pads , they where used to make my card .
The TL die used is called Art Deco not just for Christmas (which of course doggies are for life )
I coloured my die cut with pro and flex makers .
The happy Christmas die sentiment is by first edition .
Background scene tattered lace and star paper verity rose , crafters companion.
I added 2 bows coloured with pro marker , touch of glitter and white gel pen .
Such a girlie card and such fun to make .

challenges entered :
                                Sparkles Christmas : non traditional colours 
                                I love pro markers : special occasions 
                                In the pink : special occasions 

happy crafting . Jane x