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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

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