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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Hello Gorgeous

Gorgeous Spring morning here , but it is so cold out , shivering on my slow poodle walk .
I've got a cool Spring like card to show today , loving the colour scheme pink, black and white .
I've used "hello Gorgeous " Penny black clear stamp set , featuring the stylish lady in her car . The fab sentiment is MFT as are the various die cuts apart from the clouds which are , stamps and die cuts from Lawn Fawn . Coloured with pro markers and a bit of bling in the form of a glittery flower button from hobby craft.

challenges entered :
Penny Black and more : all things Spring 
stamping sensations : anything goes
my time to craft : sequins or buttons 
crafting when we can : one for the girls 
I love pro markers : anything goes

enjoy your day and happy crafting . jane x

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Sue Wilson New Arrivals

Good morning crafters , a bright , but cold, day here , we must enjoy it whilst we can as next week is getting worse , here in the uk , and I thought it was picking up !
I've been making baby cards and wedding cards this week , makes a change from Birthdays .
The two cards featured are both made using Sue Wilson baby dies , stuffed animals and shadow box.
The first card has an embossed patchwork background from crafters companion.The bunting die is from tattered lace .
The The second card has dp from tattered lace magazine and little nappy pin embellishments from hobby craft , spellbinders nestie die and mft pierced circle die .

challenges entered :
Allsorts : I spy something beging with B ....baby cards , and for the second card bright as well .

have a great weekend . Jane x

Saturday, 15 April 2017

House Mouse Chocolate Dip


Happy Easter crafting friends . No Easter card today but plenty of chocolate on this card. I always smile at this stamped image , it's part of a set called spring Dip from Joanna Sheen . The sentiment is by inkadinkado , I've split it up for this card. I've coloured with promarkers , used checked green card and a flower button from hobbycraft and a mft tag die. 

 challenges entered :
Sketch Saturday : follow the sketch above 
House mouse and friends : food or drink 

have a lovely Easter break . jane x

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Penny Black Mocha Moments Blinged up



Lovely sunny day today , pity my vile neighbours are burning wood and leaves in the garden , my washing on the line smelling like a bonfire ....
The sun has brought the shiny bling of my card out though . I've used Penny Black transparent stamps "mocha moments "set , just using the cute little dogs . I've coloured with promarkers . The die squares are from mft. I've used blue glitter card , coloured gems and yellow ribbon .

challenges enter :
cupcake inspirations : (see pic above )
Allsorts : bring on the bling
ribbon girl : anything with a card

happy crafting jane x

Friday, 7 April 2017

Tall cake by Mo Manning


I'm feeling a bit yucky to day , the new tablets the Doctor has prescribed are making me feel nauseous and light headed , no more for me !
I defiantly couldn't eat the cake on my card . The digi image by Mom Manning is called "tall cake" ,
I've coloured with pro and flex markers , yellow stickles on the candles . I've used a happy birthday die from Memory Box and the fabulous sentiment is a stamp by Stampendous.

challenges entered :
Allsorts : food
Anything goes : Mo's digi
Aud sentiment : use a birthday sentiment 

think I'll go for a lay down now . Happy crafting Jane x

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Kanban Annabel and Pearl Wedding












30 years ago Jane and Robert Middleton got married , I was a child bride of  19 , how the years have flown , glad to say we are still very happy . I remember the day like it was yesterday . The weather was cold and windy but the rain held off . The men looked so handsome in their Morning Suits , the ladies lovely in their hats , my veil had to be held down because of the wind . Of course much has changed  and many who attended the wedding , Grandparents of ours , are no longer with us , they will remain in our hearts and hopeful our love for each other will last another 30 and beyond .





This is an oldie but a goodie stamp ,from the Kanban Anabel stamp set . The image is so sweet , the little girl grooming the big dog on a step , it's the other way round from me , my little toy poodle has the step whilst I groom him.
I've coloured with promarkers and highlighted with a white gel pen . The rose dp is by first edition. The dies are mft and a few gems the finishing touch .

challenges entered :
cup cake inspiration : see pic above 
gem of a challenge : furry friends
crafting when we can : animals 
fairytales : cards with animals 
dream valley : four legged friends 

happy crafting . jane x

Sunday, 2 April 2017

First Edition Garden Dies


There's something about seeing a gnome that makes me smile , cheerful little chaps , just imagine them coming alive and helping in the garden .
This card uses First Editions Garden Dies , coloured with promarkers and highlighted with white gel pen . The background scene is printed from the tattered lace magazine subscription site . The stamped sentiment is from a set with creative stamping magazine called "The Cafe Riviera ".

challenges entered :

Die cutting Diva's : anything goes
613 Avenue Create : anything goes / optional twist Spring

enjoy a sunny end to the weekend . jane x

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Art Deco Molly from the Tattered Lace Art Deco Ladies with Free Elements Multibuy and CD ROM

Morning crafting friends , bit colder today and so dull , least my card has a bit of sparkle though .
I've used Tattered Lace Art Deco Molly ,telephone and table and a hallway back ground from the Art Deco cd with the set. I've coloured with promarkers . The dress is cut from shinny foiled card and the scarf and hairband are cut from Xcut adhesive green glitter sheets . The musical note sticker I got from a stamp fair .The sentiment is computer generated .
I'm having so much fun making cards with this collection . Here is the link to an earlier post . I also post my cards on pinterest .


challenges entered :
4 crafty chicks : use punches or dies 
Die cutting Diva's : anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown : sparkles 

happy crafting . jane x

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Lawn Fawn Easter Bunnies



Happy Mothers Day to all the Mum's . Hope you've had a nice treat , I've had flowers a metal picture and a lovely badger cushion . I'm cooking dinner this evening for my Mother and Father in law .

My little Easter cards feature the oh so cute Lawn Fawn "eggstsa special Easter " stamp set and dies . I've used Lawn Fawn grass die, and spring showers dies on one card .The striped card I got from a stamp show ( I'm never without striped or dotty card ).
I've coloured with promarkers .

challenges entered :
my time to craft : woodland animals or Easter.
Brown sugar : anything goes 
Allsorts : cakes , cup cakes , sweet treats (mines chocolate eggs filled with jelly beans .

The weather is lovely here ,so sunny , hope your day is sunny too .
jane x

Friday, 24 March 2017

Tattered Lace Art Deco Ladies Pick of the week


Anyone who reads my blog will know I love Art Deco and Tattered Lace . I have several dies from the other collections. I saw this when it was launched on CCtv and loved it . I was very lucky that my Husband agreed to buy it for our 30th Wedding Anniversary , that is on the 4th April .
Here are 2 cards made using some of the dies . Such fun to play with .

I'm taking my Mum out to Lunch today , early Mothers Day treat for the two of us .
enjoy your day , lovely and sunny here, if a little chilly.
jane x

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Penny Black Sunny Days

Well another bright and sunny card , pity the weather hasn't stayed that way .
I used Penny Black clear stamp set Sunny Days . Coloured with pro markers .
The bp is first edition Sail away . 
Dies used Sue Wilson double pierce squares , Lawn Fawn Spring showers (just used clouds and sun).
You can't see in the photo , I'm not the best at photography , but I've used Anita's clear 3D gloss on the waves .

challenges entered :

fashionable stamping : modes of transport 
I love promarkers : transport
Penny black and more : anything goes 
Penny Black Saturday : bright and cheerful colours 

Happy crafting . jane x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Build a bike

What a lovely day today , sun shinning and warm for a change . I've been to the hairdressers , colour and blow dry , I always feel better when my hair looks nice.
I decided to make some male cards , my stack of female cards is huge , but the men's ones are lacking . This is the first of many , I hope .
I've used a die that I got as a fee gift with a card mag, simply cards and papercraft, awhile back , it is a build a bike die and stamp set . It looks quite girly but if you par it down I think it passes for a man's bike . The bp (like a map) is from a do crafts 12x12 pad called Mr Mister . I used my ever fab and much used Sue Wilson double pierced square dies .
challenges entered :
alphabet challenge : zero embellishments .

hope your enjoying some nice weather . jane x

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Penny Black Bountiful

Good afternoon crafting friends , very dull here , the opposite to my bright card , one of my fav PB stamps , Bountiful. I've coloured with promarkers and add a touch of whit gel pen . BP is by first edition . The glitter card and padded orange gingham heart ,old stash. The with love die-cut is from a tattered lace set .

challenges entered :
Sweet stamping : anything but a birthday card 
Penny Black Saturday , March challenge : bright and cheerful colours 
stamping sensations : close to nature 
Penny Black and more : anything goes 

well it's been a mixed week for me , my hubby has been off on holiday from work , so it's been nice spending time with him , but I've had the dentist (big filling ) and doctors, for my on going troubles,  still in pain and frustrating not to be able to do the things I used to do . On the bright side , I can still craft and enjoy the lovely Spring flowers appearing all over .

have a good weekend . jane x

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Another rabbit card


I've made this for my son to give his Grandad , nice to make a Spring card for a Spring Birthday . It must be the time of year for seeing rabbits , we saw 3 on our walk on Sunday , two chased each other through the church graveyard , it was lovely to watch them .
This lovely rabbit image is by the artist Jayne Netley Mayhew, from the collection part 2 cd rom .
The bp is by first edition , I've inked the edges with wild honey distress ink from Tim Holtz .
The sentiment is from craftwork cards .
The die cuts are all Joanna Sheen signature flower dies , The purple flowers are a woodware punch .

challenges entered :

The crazy challenge : we love animals 
Allsorts : Spring inspiration 
Not a bad day here today , my hubby went out in the garden , too cold for me though , I've just do a bit of tidying .

happy crafting Jane x


Saturday, 4 March 2017

A cute little Easter card

Morning crafting friends , sun is shinning here , it actually feels like Spring , it rained all day yesterday . This little Easter card is one of a few I'll be making and sending . Just a little 12x12 cm white card .
The image is from Jayne Netley Mayhew , the digi stamp cd rom from Joanna Sheen . I've coloured the image with pro markers . The green checked bp is printed from the cd . I've die cut with good old Spellbinders nesties and added a cute carrot button I bought at a craft show .
The sentiment was stamped on to a do craft die . All very simple , but I think it works .

challenges entered :

allsorts : Spring inspiration 
cd Sunday : use punches or dies 
simply create too : lots of green 

enjoy the weekend . jane x

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Tattered Lace magazine subscription dies


Over a week since my last post , I have made cards , just not blogged them yet . What a storm on Thursday , it was mad here on the Wirral , 8 big trees down on the golf course , the dog walking track is still blocked .
I never really plan a card , it just sort of comes together , so as I cut and arranged my die cuts , I thought I would place Dolly to look as if she is gazing out of a balcony.
Dies used : Tattered lace dies with the yearly magazine subscription , Dolly , Arches , and ivy branches .
Tattered lace sentiment , The iron rail effect uses a crafters companion die , classic edge from the Downton Abbey collection , trimmed to size. The bp is First Edition J'Adore and the gorgeous metal flower was from my local craft shop , sadly not there any more.

challenges entered :

Allsorts : metal/and or charms 
crafty creations : anything goes 

well last night the filling in my back tooth came out , it's a big hole , feels massive and my tongue can't leave it alone , my dental appointments not till next Wednesday ...lucky there's no pain ....yet!

happy crafting . jane x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Joanna Sheen signature flower dies , Spring Time


Morning crafting friends , it was a lovely day , weather wise yesterday , but today is rather dull . Although it's only February it feels like Spring is in the air . The sight of snowdrops , pansies and spring bulbs certainly cheers me up .
I've bought a lot of Joanna Sheen signature flower dies , they are so lovely . Here I've used the pansy and snowdrops on my card . The outer die cut squares are my favourites Sue Wilson double pierced squares, The fancy square die is Marianne Design  Anjas square LR0242 . I cut the green one from  X cut adhesive glitter sheet , I like these for intracut dies and sentiments , I also have the metallic sheets and can recommend them . The Birthday sentiment is from craftwork cards.

 challenges entered

Allsorts : anything goes 
Brown Sugar : Birthday 
crafty creations : anything goes 

enjoy your weekend , happy crafting . jane x

Friday, 17 February 2017

Pampered Pets Valentine

We don't do valentines , Bob and I, well after 30years we know the love is there , but my son Sam does . This is the card I made for him to give his girlfrind , she loves animals and loved her card , I also steered him in the right direction for her present ...Mother knows best ..
I used Hunkydory Pampered Pets kit , for the outside and inside . The background paper is from a Joanna Sheen cd called messy rabbit . The hearts were made using a woodware punch and the ribbons and love sentiment are old stash of mine.

challenges entered :



It's been a lovely day here today , the sun came out and I did a spot of gardening , flowers and shoots are appearing everywhere. I have made lots of floral cards and will post them in following days .
happy crafting . jane x

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Beehave

 This Penny Black stamp called ,Beehave , has always been a favourite of my , it makes me smile . My white poodle Alfie , that died , was really scared of bees and with good reason , one stung him just under his bottom . I treated the area and he had to wear a pair of my son's Harry Potter underpants (my son was only young at the time ) with a hole cut for his tail to let the pink ointment work . After that he would never walk past any bees and he would curl his lip up at them .

items used :8x8 square card, Penny Black stamp behave , Sue Wilson double pierce square dies ,
mft bee happy die , lawn fawn sun and cloud dies , coloured with promarkers , edges inked with wild honet Tm Holtz ink . Papers echo park .White gel pen .

challenges entered :

stamping sensations : animal magic 
Penny black Saturday : try something new ( I used a small image on a large card)
Penny Black and more at allsorts : favourite stamp 
creative inspiration : cute critters 
stampavie and more : animals 

happy crafting . jane x

Monday, 6 February 2017

60's swing

I bought this die , 60's swing as a multi buy with the one in the post  bellow , travel in style . I couldn't resist them , right up my alley, as they say . I'm feeling better after Saturdays incident , also see post bellow . Hudson aka Mr Bunny ,  is fine , I've photographed him to show you , this is just before he had a lovely warm shower and shampoo then a blow dry  , see told you I loved him . Walked him with the pram today , so much better.


The other dies I used , also TL ,is laced edge rectangles, you have to put this through your die cutter a fair few times to get a good cut , but it is so intro cut and pretty ,it's worth it and the final die is tl spring wreath .
I've coloured with pro markers , added gems and pearls , the sentiment is craftwork cards and the paper is retro by Marianne design .
challenges entered ;
crafting when we can : flowers 
fussy and fancy : make it fussy and fancy 
I love promarkers : anything goes 

Thank you to the lovely bloggers who sent kind words .enjoy your day and happy crafting.
jane x

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Tattered Lace Travel In Style

The only good thing to happen this morning was this die and another tattered lace die where delivered . I have an elderly poodle Hudson , he is 16 , he is almost blind , very deaf and does a honking noise like a goose day and night , the only thing the vets can do , considering his age is to give him steroid tablets . He has about 6 teeth but has a ferocious appetite, all his food is snipped tiny , he wakes us every 2 hours , sleeps in our bedroom and I even have a pushchair for him . You are guessing now this little chap is well loved ! I walked for the newspaper today , and Hudson wanted to come , it's not far , so I put his coat on , half way he didn't want to walk and it was cold icy and slippy , I suffer with arthritis , so carrying him far is painful  , he can walk but just wanted to sniff forever and there was a staffie type dog outside the shop , he was attacked by one years back , it ripped the skin off his side. I snatched him up , went in Tesco and payed for my paper , people staring , one of my ex friends who works there giving me daggers . Came out he wouldn't walk , sniffing and stubborn! I pulled him ...he almost sat and was pulled along on his bum , then to my shame a woman sat in a car on the opposite side of the road started shouting and screaming at me for being a cruel bitch to my poor old dog ....
I got him up our road , stopping , starting , stopping starting , then I saw the shouting woman in the car , I told her I loved my dog and even had a pram for him , she told me I should have used it then screamed abuse at me across the road and said she would report me for cruelty if she knew where I lived . I told her where I lived and said you go  ahead report me , she screamed at me more so I walked off home . Once home I took my dogs coat off feed him his lovely breakfast with chopped up fresh chicken , he ate the lot , then had a doggy treat and went to snore in his basket (one of 3) . I shed a few tears and phoned my husband at work to tell him . I think maybe my little poodle should be put to sleep , but that is such a sad thing to do , I wish he was young again , I didn't have so much pain in my body and I wish people would think what they say without knowing the full story .

I used Tattered lace dies , travel in style and with love (free with the December edition of tattered lace mag . The background is Hunkydory card , from the pamered pets kit . The squares are cut with Sue Wilson double pierce dies . I've paper pieced the layers and coloured with pro markers , just a little purple bow to finish it off . 

challenges entered :allsorts : paper piecing 
passion for promarkers : all creatures great and small 

for anyone who takes the time to read what I've wrote , thanks , I'm sorry to go on but I needed to share this. Hope you don't think I'm too cruel , I can assure you my Huddy is as well and loved as he can be .
Jane x
here is an add on of further events :
While I was at the hairdressers this afternoon  an RSPA officer came to our house , my hubby had Huddy in the car , he must come even a short way  because he is very spoilt , the office was posting a letter through the door .He saw Huddy and could see he is old but very well cared for , he said that old dogs can be very stubborn and will not walk at times and he understood the situation . Pity the woman who reported me never listened . I will never take my poodle out again unless in the pram , so I guess like this die ,he will travel in style . Jane x


Friday, 3 February 2017

Is it me or is card blogging dying !

I think card blogging is on the down , I post a card and have little interest , my pinterest does a lot better . To blog a card takes time and effort and a lot of the time challenges you enter don't even have time to comment . I'm not complaining just saying what I've conceived . Do you think the same or differ ?

sign of the times maybe . jane x

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Hunkydory Fabulous Florals

I bought the Hunkydory Fabulous Florals kit , these are the 4 cards I made using the lovely lavender. The products are great quality and make very pretty cards I think , these are always popular when I sell my cards.

Better weather today , just had my hair done , having lunch with my Mum and then a little look round the shops .
enjoy your day . jane x






Saturday, 28 January 2017

Tattered Lace Art Deco


Afternoon crafting friends , hope your well . Another card using Tattered Lace dies, I love them especially the new art deco range .
I have used tattered lace dies , glitz and glam Daisy coloured with pro markers , TL linear card shape die , backing paper and art deco wording  from my craft studio art deco cd rom . The white flowers are from hobby craft .
challenges entered : catch the bug : catch the bug colour challenge 
                                 crafty catz : anything goes with a twist of a ladies card
                                 craft creations : anything goes 
It's dull here but not as cold as it's been . Enjoy the week end and happy crafting . jane x

Friday, 20 January 2017

Tattered Lace Glitz and glam Charles and Grace

So good to see the sun today , it's been so dull all week , photo's outside yeh!
I spend a lot of time yesterday searching for this die , only to find it to day slipped in with another die , so glad to find it .
For my card I used Tattered Lace Glitz and glam Charles and Grace,  Tattered Lace vintage vector card shape , do craft alphabet die . I coloured the die cut couple with pro markers and added stickles to her dress . I added feathers and ribbon from a local craft shop, I thought it had an art deco look and I liked the velvet strip in the middle ,and peel off wine glasses . The paper is from the latest Tattered Lace magazine issue 38 .

challenges entered : aud sentiments :anything goes + a sentiment
                                 cute card Thursday : cool colours
                               crafty ribbon : anything with ribbon

hope you are enjoying a bit of sun too . Happy crafting Jane x

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Tattered Lace Dies George and Air Mail

Afternoon crafting friends , dull with wet  here , just the weather I hate , roll on spring time !


My first card (I'll probably give to my hubby ) features a tattered lace die George , he is so smart in his suit . I've coloured the die with promarkers  and add white gel pen to the tie . The stylish London background is printed from a my craft studio cd rom called Art Deco . The outer matting squares are Sue Wilson noble dies double pierce squares , I wouldn't be without these , just the ticket for large square cards. The stamped sentiment was part of a set free with issue 165 of cardmaking and paper craft magazine .

challenges entered : cd Sunday challenge : make it male 
oolala creations : for a man or a boy 


My second  card is cheerful and bright  , the die is airmail by tattered lace , I've cut it out in white card then coloured it with alcohol markers with a touch of orange stickles on the flower stamens .
The paper is tattered lace with some of the flowers coloured in orange , the border is very old stash
( I'm such a hoarder ) . The stamp is inkadinkadoo.

challenges entered : allsorts : wings on things

happy crafting . jane x