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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

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Unity , in the garden





Not so lovely in the garden today , more rain , so glad we are going to Minorca next week . Our country would be so much better with a warmer climate .
In my card the sun is always shining and the blossom is beautiful on the branches .
I've used Tattered lace Unity die (don't know why it's called that ) , coloured with promarkers and highlighted with a white gel pen and a black micron pen .  The sky background is a TL download . The blossom die was part of the shabby offset collection . The lovely die is from a set by first edition called modern sentiments . The grass is a lawn fawn die . The little butterfly also TL. The wooden fence effect paper , a £3 12x12 paper pad from the Works called Rustic Atmosphere .


challenges entered :
Allsorts : use at least 2 dies
Pinspirational : see pic above 
incy wincy : anything goes  

Hope you have better weather than me . Enjoy the weekend . jane x


Friday, 9 June 2017

Always by your side

My head is still buzzing with election results, good results for Labour in the North West , wish everywhere felt the same . Where I live we have an excellent MP Justin Madders .
My card today is very girly and just right for a dog lover , walking your dog hail, rain or shine.
dies used :
Diesire by crafters companion happy birthday
Tattered Lace : always by your side , MFT scallop die and rectangle .
Punches used , floral punches and a tonic punch stamen .
cloud paper nit wits up up and away for Lili of the valley, dotty card and other card old stash .Glitter adhesive card from docraft.

challenges entered :
fussy and fancy : pamper your pets
paper players : Birthday 
crafty catz : anything goes with the optional twist of using dies and punches (I used both )
craft creation : anything goes 

have a great day . jane x

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Christmas in June

 Happy Saturday crafting friends , a card I've not made a lot of lately , Christmas and an easel card .
I used a Marianne design die ,LR)327, inking and embossing the white card . The silver ivy leaves die is also a Marianne die . The image and sentiment are from Hunkydory , the flowers are from my local cake decorating shop and the pearls and gems hobby craft.
Just showed my hubby this card and he said wow, some husbands would think I was mad making Christmas cards in June but mines used to this crafting lark now .

Challenges entered :

Allsorts : Christmas in June 
crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge : Christmas/winter fun
Christmas card throwdown : stash , use pearls , gems sequins (I used pearls and star gems )
sparkles Christmas challenge : non traditional colours 

have a great weekend . jane x

Thursday, 1 June 2017

First Edition Tropical Dies, Summer


Hi crafty people , nice summery card today even though the weather is changing for the worse . I've been tring out my holiday wardrobe , off to Menorca in a few weeks , can't wait !

For my card I used first edition die set , tropical , the sea gull is from sizzix my life nautical die set , the sun die is from Lawn fawn , the sand island is from mft , the squares Sue Wilson and lastly the sentiment is from lawn fawn .

challenges entered :

audsentiments : summer+a sentiment 
crafty creations : anything goes 
Southern Girls : anything goes 
diecutting diva's : anything goes 

enjoy your day . jane x

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Tattered Lace Puppy

What a lovely sunny day , sunshine after the rain , the garden is loving it!
I've made this card for a friend of mine , she is in her 80's , but so fun loving , her lovely little spaniel Tilly died yesterday , so I'm giving her this card when we go out tomorrow , just to show I care .

I've used a tattered lace die called "puppy", I've cut it in several coloured cards then paper pieced . The dotty pink card was from a stamp fair and the lace I found in my big ribbon bag stash . The sentiment is by MFT. The die cuts are do craft and MFT.

challenges entered :

paper players : followed the sketch 
die cutting diva's : anything goes 

 enjoy your day and happy crafting . jane x

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Tattered Lace A Day In The Country Scene

Afternoon crafting friends , hope you are well . It's been warm this week , I've been spending time in the garden and trying to get a bit of a tan . Very sad news about the bombing in Manchester , I've been to that arena, my thoughts and prayers are with those families and friends effected by this terrible event .
My card is suposed to look like days gone by , the sun going down after a warm day , the old tractor waiting in the yard with the fields in the background .

I have used :
Tattered Lace , a day in the country scene die , and tractor die .
Background paper is a scene from the TL magazine issue 42.
promarkers to colour
Tim holtz distressing inks , wild honey and aged mahogany , distressing tool
stitch effect tool and black marker
mix and match rustic atmosphere paper 12x12 (only £3  from the works )

challenges entered :
allsorts : vintage style 
The male room : die cuts
passion for promarkers : make it manly 

enjoy the weekend (a long weekend for soom ) jane x


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Altenew Garden Teasure



Lovely sunny morning here, still a bit chilly but it's going progress into a beautiful warm spring day .
At the stamp fair I bought Altenew Garden Teasure stamp and die sets , I'm having such fun playing around with them .

For my card I used Altenew Garden Teasure stamp and die set , various inks , the background is a mask I cut out on my silhoutte cameo and inked through with lilac ink , I've added a few drops of clear gloss (not easy to see in the picture , The square dies are Sue Wilson's .

challenges entered : for my purple blooms card

crafty purple frog : fabulously floral
crafty creations : anything goes
pinspiration : the lilac flowers and fairy above
cup cake inspiration : see cup cake picture
For this card I used Altenew Garden Teasure stamp and die set . I stamped the flowers in clear versa mark then heat embossed using gold embossing , them I painted the flowers and leaves using spectrum aquas . The background is created using Tim Holtz distress inks and then spritzing with water. The sentiment is by clearly besoted. This card is for my Mum in Law .

challenges entered for my blue floral card :

aud sentiments : flowers and sentiment
crafty catz : anything goes , with the option of 5 of something ( I used 5 stamped embellishments )
Brown sugar : Mothers day

enjoy your day and happy crafting . jane x

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Glitz and Glam Grace and Charles getting Ritzy

 Good afternoon crafting friends , sunny here but quite cold . I had a lovely time at Happy Stampers , great to meet up with my friend Beryl , she doesn't blog now , too busy dancing , but she still likes to craft. I bought some fab altenew stamps , watch this space for a card using them , and I bought dies , card supplies and a universal crafting tool (for inking , sanding etc ).
For my card today I've used tattered lce dies Glitz and Glam Grace and Charles and artdeco architectual dies . I've coloured the couple with promarkers and added some glitter . The background from is from my craft studio art deco cd rom . The polka dot card was from the stamp show . I've added gold peeloffs , pearls and a gem flower for the finishing touches .

challenges entered :

passion for promarkers : bingo for their 8th anniversary (my is polka dots, kraft card, die cuts )
The crazy challenge : monochrome (I choose shades of brown)


happy crafting . jane x

Friday, 5 May 2017

Pretty flamingos

Such a lovely sunny day today , inspiring me to make a sunny tropical feeling card.
I used miri cut intricate flamingo die , coloured with promarkers . The for pineapples and the embossed panels I used totally tropical die , stamps and embossing folder , a free gift from from simply cards mag issue 102. I've also embossed the glitter cicle with a cloud embossing folder (very hard to see in the photo) . The chipboard topical leaf and flower are really really old stash .
I'm pleased with my card it's so cheerful .

challenge entered :
allsorts : embossing

happy crafting jane x

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Chocolate without any calories and some nice news

I'm on a diet at the moment , well it's more of a healthy eating Mediterranean diet and yes I still have a glass of red or two ! I'm not obsessed with chocolate like some people but it is nice now and then, but this Tattered Lace chocolate die , I just had to have , along with the sentiment eat chocolate and stay calm ! Inside the card says and drink wine. I've layered (decoupaged) with 3 different coloured cards . The bp is by make and create from the works and the bling embellishment is from creative expressions , finishing touches . The sentiment was cut from Docraft adhesive glitter sheet.

challenges entered :


Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes using a diecut
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
craft challenge : 3d decoupage 

I had a welcome email the other day from Create and Craft , I've been picked as their crafter of the month for the cards I've shared on their gallery , I will feature on the hall of fame on the website , also in a news letter and they gave me a £20 credit on my account (spent already lol ) . I was really pleased , I love making and sharing my cards and was glad someone liked them .

We are enjoying some lovely sunny weather here in the NW of England , hope you are too . I'm off to Happy Stampers , Port Sunlight Wirral on Saturday , braving the pushing and shoving and buying more crafty goodies , see you there if your going .

Happy crafting jane x

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Paper shelter "sweet""

I won a challenge on a card blog the other week , $15 worth of Paper Shelter digi stamp images , they are super , this is one of them, called "sweet". I used my craft studio software to do the image  turning the colours into a red hue . The backing papers are strawberry farm digi papers . I cut the image out , inked the edges with a dark grey whisper pen and layered (decoupaged ) with foam pads. The Happy Birthday sentiment is by tattered lace , I cut it out three times in silver and pink glitter card from do craft (they have adhesive on the back , makes it much easier). The denim bag is from Hobby craft part of a fashion set of embellishments for cards.

challenges entered :
The Paper Shelter : Birthdays
alphabet challenge : D for decoupage
fussy and fancy : anything goes 
the crazy challenge : Bingo (I choose red,brown , pink)

Happy crafting and enjoy the long weekend if your in the Uk . jane x

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Besides the sea

Bit chilly for the sea side today but we can look ahead . This lovely image is from a Faye Whittaker collection cd rom from Joanna Sheen as are the backing paper and matching insert. I've decoupaged the little boy and his dog . I've added craft buttons for hobby craft and my flower is made from red fimo using a mould , then baked at a low temp in the oven.
The bunting die is from Tattered Lace.

challenges entered :

cd Sunday : following Carols sketch seen above 
allsorts : something beginning with B (beach )
inspiration destination :anything goes 
lemon shortbread : anything goes 

happy crafting . jane x

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