Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Free Designer Paper


During October if you order 3 sets of designer papers - this includes papers from both the annual and autumn/winter catalogues and selected speciality papers - you get one free - take a look

Email me now to place an order or buy from my on-line shop

See you soon - J xx

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Dragon Bookmark

Today I have a bookmark to share with you. It was made for a RAK swap and the theme was our favourite book. Can you guess which book I chose?

The scene is Mirkwood with the Misty Mountains in the background. Rising up is the Lonely Mountain and flying around is the dreaded dragon Smaug. The book is of course The Hobbit - one I have been enjoying from a very early age when my dad used to read it to me at bedtime!

It's mainly just sponging with inks and torn post it notes and the trees are from an old set from Clarity Stamps. The inks are Stampin' Up and my dragon is from my jewellery making stash.

My bookmark is being entered in to the challenge over at 

The theme is 
Animal Antics.

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

World Card Making Day

For one day a year the whole world comes together to do one thing - make cards.
This year that day is October 7th.

For Stampin' Up though one day wasn't enough and the celebrations have started.
Up until the 10th of October Stampin' Up are offering the following promotions for it's customers

World Card Making Day Special Offers

World Card Making Day Special Offers

Don't forget that there are loads of fab designer series papers that co-ordinate with these stamps.
Stampin' Up have listed them here for you so you can see them at a glance

Designer Series Paper Sale from Stampin Up

To order any of these items please do get in touch or go to my on-line shop

See you soon - J xx

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Fabulous Flamingo Phone Case

Wow - what happened to September, where did it go??? Time is moving so fast and I seem to have done so little!
I am having treatment for my fibromyalgia - I have to go to the gym twice a week and surprisingly I am finding that I quite enjoy it - it's not as good as swimming which I LOVE but I am enjoying it!

I have managed to grab a little time for crafting and today I have a tutorial for you on how I personalised my phone case - take a look

I started with a clear plastic case which fitted my phone - bought mine in a shop in Hereford High Street but take a look on line as I'm sure they are available there too.

Draw around the case cut it out and then place inside the case to check the fit. At the same time mark the holes for the camera etc and cut those out too.

I was creating a sea scene on mine so I masked off the area for the sky first using post it notes. The sky was sponged with a pale blue ink - Soft Sky.

 After that the sea and beach were added using Pool Party and Crumb Cake.

Next I added my Flamingo using Flirty Flamingo ink!

The next layer was added using Blushing Bride.

 The feather details were stamping in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Grass and leaves were added with Old Olive and Always Artichoke ink. I also sponged around the edges with Crumb Cake and Early Espresso ink.

This is the finished case - a fun and fab personalised creation - I hope you give it a go.
Thanks for stopping by - see you soon - J xx

Monday, 25 September 2017

Painted Harvest

Painted Harvest is a set that I wasn't going to buy. I don't know why but it just didn't grab me when I first saw it in the Holiday Mini. However - I began seeing what other demonstrators were doing with it and it began to grow on me. So I bought it!

Here is my first play with the stamps

My card blank was sponged with Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz ink to create a soft background. I then stamped and fussy cut a couple of the flowers. These are '2 Step' stamping - one stamp is coloured with a pale ink and then a second image is stamped over the top with a darker ink to add detail. 
Before the flowers were stuck down I added the dark green fronds. I then stuck down two of the flowers with glue and the third with Dimensionals.
The paler leaves are 2 step stamped as well and these are cut out using the matching punch - very quick and extremely easy.
The stamp set and punch can be ordered as a Bundle - this saves you some money as it's a little cheaper than purchasing them individually.
The sentiment was stamped on to a banner and added as a finishing touch.

I am entering this card into the challenge over at

Challenge # 55
Autumn Colours

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

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Purple Tulips

Today I have a card to show you that I made quite a while ago. My wrists haven't been up to crafting and my hands don't like cutting much at the moment so it's lucky that I have a few cards in hand to put up on my blog!

I've used Tranquil Tulips one of the fabulous Hostess sets - take a look

My tulips are coloured with Fresh Fig ink while the little orange ones are Tangerine Tango. The leaves and grass are Always Artichoke. The sentiment is from Climbing Orchid.

I am entering this card into the challenge over at

To get this set you need to place an order of £150 or more OR host a party and have combined sales of £150 or more (excluding p+p). Please message me to place an order or to book a party.

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

Monday, 18 September 2017

Orchid Flower Wreath

So, it's been a while since I last blogged - my fibro has been playing up and it's been difficult to craft. However I have some new stuff to show you this week so please do come back!

Today's card is one I made for a recent swap. It uses the Climbing Orchid set and the brief was a summery wreath. Well most of my orchids have been in bloom over the summer so I chose that as my inspiration and made this card

I drew a circle on my card blank in pencil and then went over the top with the stem stamps. I then added my orchid flowers around the circle adding a few leaves and buds. The orchids are So Saffron card stock stamped with Berry Burst ink.

These flowers are so quick and easy to make especially as there is a matching set of dies. Not only do the flowers die cut but the buds and leaves too - making a card like this is a doddle!

If you wouls like to order the Climbing Orchid stamp set and dies or indeed any Stampin' Up product please do get in touch - or use my on line shop found HERE

Thanks for looking today - see you soon - J xx

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Blooms in Orange

I have a floral card for you today - in fall colours - take a look

The main large flower has been been cut out separately and attached with Dimensionals.

Stamp set used - Blooms and Wishes.
Colours used - Peek a boo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, So Saffron, Old Olive and Always Artichoke.

I will be entering this card into the challenge over at

HIMCR #316 - Fall Colors!

To order any of the above Stampin' Up products or request either of the current catalogues email me or go to my online shop

Thanks for looking - see you soon - J xx

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Blast from the Past

CAS Colours & Sketches have a 'Double' challenge this week - that is a colour challenge and a sketch together.

The three colours of ink are all retired however I have them stashed away on my 'Retired Shelf'! So I dusted them off and got to work making this card.

Actually only two of the inks were used in the end. The rose - from Graceful Garden, was stamped onto Pretty in Pink DSP, the leaves were stamped in the Certain Celery and the the band of Bashful Blue was created by masking off the band and stamping and sponging.

It was lovely to re-visit the old colours but Stampin' Up have loads of current colours just as lovely. Just take a look through the catalogue in my side bar and you will see - Powder Pink, Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky would be perfect for this.

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

Friday, 1 September 2017

It's Here!!

The brand new Autumn/Winter catalogue has arrived and it's packed full of fabulous goodies for all your seasonal crafting.

And if that wasn't enough for you - if you host a party during September or October with sales reaching £250 or place an order for that amount you will earn the Merry Patterns set completely free!!

Request your copy now or browse the online version in the side bar.
See you soon - J xx