Monday, 29 January 2018

Pop Out Swing Card

Today's card is another fancy fold - a Pop Out Swing Card.
Here's how it started

To get to this stage I followed Amanda's tutorial

Here are some more views

To decorate it I cut a frame from Whisper White card stock and also a mat for the swing out middle

I then decorated them using Blooms and Wishes stamp set and attached them to my card

I also used my leaf punch to add to the middle design which was attached using Dimensionals.

Hope you like my card today - see you soon - J xx

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Fancy Fold Bridge Card Tutorial

Today's card is a Bridge Card - I would also like to share with you how I made it. Here is a small tutorial.

I took a piece of coloured card sock and scored it into three equal sections. The two outside sections were also scored down the middle - all were creased with a bone folder. White card stock was cut to fit each section. 
The images from Climbing Orchid were stamped, coloured, die cut and assembled. A branch from Seasonal Layers was also die cut. 
The white card stock was stamped with the Hardwood stamp and the edges sponged.
This was done with Crumb Cake ink and Early Espresso.
The pieces were stuck down. 
The orchid images were arranged and stuck down.
A piece of card stock was attached to the card which enables the card to stand up. The strip is the length of the card when one of the side panels has been folded in. This means that it folds flat for posting. 
More orchids were assembled to decorate the side panels. 

A sentiment was added to finish off the card.

This card is being entered into the challenge over at

Make My Monday
Fancy Folds.

Thanks for stopping by today - see you soon - J xx

Friday, 26 January 2018

Hug in a Mug

Unfortunately this little set retired with the start of the new Spring/Summer Mini but when I saw the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week I knew I had to get it out again for an encore.

H|ere is my card

My three beverages were stamped onto a piece of Whisper White card stock. They are a two step stamping set so the solid middles of the mugs were also stamped and the decoration was then added. This ensures that there are many combinations to these images.

The images were cut out and attached to the banner.

I am also entering this card into the challenge over at

The Paper Players

Thank yo so much for visiting today - see you soon - J xx

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Stampin' Up News

In October of this year Stampin' Up celebrates it's 30th birthday. That's 30 years of bringing us quality stamps and products. Products that you can find today in the current catalogues.

Main Catalogue
These products are available throughout the Stampin' Up year and can be ordered any time.

Spring/Summer Mini
These products are available from January to the end of May.

This offer is only on from January to March and only available to purchase with a qualifying order of £45 or more.

All the products can be viewed in my online shop

All items ordered can be sent direct to your home (p+p £4.95) anywhere in the country.

So - what are you waiting for????
My order went in earlier today for new Spring/Summer items and I was able to add 2 free Sale-a-bration items to my order - roll on next week that's all I say!!
The flu is well on the way out and my first shift back at work is Wednesday so I'm hoping my order arrives early next week!!!!

So if you have read this far - thank you!
I shall be back soon with more crafting very soon. 
Bye for now - J xx

Wednesday, 24 January 2018


Today's card is very clean and simple - take a look

I used Hometown Greetings Thinlits dies to create this card attaching them over a sponged circle. A sun was added along with some smoke from the chimneys. A portion of one of the sentiments from the Hometown Greetings stamp set was added in Pumpkin Pie ink to finish the card off.

This card is being entered into the following challenges

Thanks for stopping by today - still feeling rough from the flu but I think I'm on the mend - see you soon - J xx

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Pretty Flamingo

So the flu is still rampaging but I do feel marginally better and mum is out of hospital so things are looking up!
The card I have for you today features my beautiful Fabulous Flamingo - take a look

My background was created by swiping a baby wipe and ink over my Whisper White card stock. I then stamped my grass and sponged the bottom of that to make a little piece of land. Finally I stamped my flamingo.

I am entering my card into the challenge over at

I'm off now to order some goodies from the new Spring/Summer mini catalogue and hopefully qualify for some free Sale-a-bration items on the way!!!

See you soon - J xx

Sunday, 21 January 2018

A Little Bit of Sparkle

So - it's been a lousy week. I have a viral infection which has messed with my fibro, this has left me feeling pretty fed up as I haven't felt able to do anything. Yesterday however I was feeling a bit better so I had a little play. It's not a very detailed card as just lifting my Big Shot on to my desk did me in!
Here it is

The branch from Seasonal Layers Thinlits was die cut from some glitter paper and a die cut orchid was attached with Dimensionals. The sentiment is from Blooms and Wishes and is stamped in Early Espresso ink on Sahara Sand card stock. A glitter centre to the flower adds the perfect finishing touch.

I am entering this card into the challenge over at

Thanks for stopping by today - don't know when I shall be back, on top of this fibro/flu of mine Mum was taken into hospital this morning - it never rains but it pours as they say - 'cept it's snowing here which is why I didn't go with her. Hopefuly I shall hear something soon.

See you soon - J xx

Friday, 12 January 2018

New Baby Card

I needed a baby card this week so out came the very pretty Moon Baby set again - perfect for the arrival of little ones - take a look

I started with a white circle which I then sponged with Soft Sky ink. Then gradually getting paler as I got to the middle I added some Night of Navy. The very edges were sponged with Basic Black ink.
On another piece of white card stock I stamped my moon and baby and coloured it with marker pens. It was then cut out and attached to the blue circle.
A piece of Soft Sky card stock was added to a white card blank and the circle and baby attached with Tombow glue. All that was left was the addition of the sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Challenge 512 - Something New! 

All products used are Stampin' Up - if you would like to order any please get in contact or go direct to my on line shop

Thanks - see you soon - J xx

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Blue and White

I've finally found some time for crafting! Work has been pretty full on lately but I've treated myself to a week's holiday and boy am I enjoying myself: late nights, long lie ins and lunches out with family and friends.

So in amongst all this frivolity I have crafted a card - take a look

For this card I used my colourful Seasons Bundle which includes the Colourful Seasons stamp set and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. My flowers were die cut from Dapper Denim card stock and three of them were stamped with the stamens and heat set with white embossing powder. The leaves are die cut from Soft Sky card stock and the branch and background mats are again Dapper Denim.

This card was inspired by one I saw on Narelle Farrugia 's blog and is going to be entered into the challenge over on

Challenge # 62

Blue and White 

Thanks for stopping by today - all products used on today's project are available in the current Stampin' Up catalogue. Please contact me for details on ordering or pop over to my on line shop HERE.

Bye for now - J xx

Monday, 1 January 2018

New Year!!!

Happy New Year to all who read my blog posts! Have you noticed the new logo and blog design? Isn't it fab? It was created for me by my great blog buddy Mynnette Kitchen and I love it. 

Also new are the new catalogues from Stampin Up  - take a look 

These go 'live' on the 3rd of January and there are some fabulous new sets coming your way  - email me to receive copies. 

Lastly I have a new Filofax  - it's all gold and sparkly and will hopefully keep me organised in the coming year!

Thanks for stopping by today  - see you soon  - J xxx