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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

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