Monday, 26 September 2011

Less Is More Sketch By Keiran

Well tonight I'm looking after Lizy's little boy whilst she is at work so after fish fingers and mash for dinner and he wanted to make a card ( just one, he got bored after that lol) so we made a version of the less is more sketch for this week....

Less Is More: Week 32 Sketch

Card Recipe:
Scrap paper, Marianne snowflake, glitter, card candy, LOTV sentiment

Hope you all have a great week

Jen xx

Match Ready

Can you believe it's time for another challenge at Cards For Men, and this fortnight the theme is SPORTS and we are sponsored by Peachy Keen Stamps.  Here is my little card...

Cards For Men: #20 Sports
Sketch Saturday #174
I Love Promarkers: #84 Include a Number

Card Recipe:
Image: No 7 Bear LOTV
ProMarkers: Indigo, Putty, Caramel, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna
Paper: Papermania & Anna Marie
Sentiment: LOTV

Please take time to visit the rest of the DTs blogs to have a look at their wonderful creations.
Hope you all have a great week

Jen xx

Sunday, 25 September 2011

A Note From Santa

Well this is the last one for today, Lizy has now left and the cats have re-appeared from hiding after Keiran has been and gone too (he even made a couple of cards).
I've made a few but these include a couple of DT cards and my Papercraft Inspirations mission for the next issue.....I just think this one is so cute...

The Sweet Stop: SSS127
Here Come the Boys: #11 Bingo (3 Circles, Cute Image, Buttons)
Stampin For The Weekend: #17 What A Cutie

Image: LOTV
ProMarkers: Crimson, Berry, Blender, Caramel, Cocoa, Sandstone, Sun-kissed Pink, Almond, Olive, Moss, Lime, Lipstick.
DPs: Hot of the press Forever Christmas (freebie)
Ribbon & Sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Buttons: Stash
Pearls: the Hobby House

Right I'm off to catch up on my commenting... sorry I'm a lot behind this month

Jen xx

You Rock

Well it's mid Sunday already and last night I decided to crazily move my stash from the little craft room I had into what will be my new craft studio (Photos to follow when I start the renovations properly)... just so me and Lizy had plenty of space to work in today. Anyhow, this card is a slightly delayed Pollycraft one for this weeks challenge and I've used a sketch from a brand new challenge blog.... here she is...

Pollycraft: #111 Pearls & Swirls 
Friday Sketch Challenge: #1
My Mums Craft Shop: #24 Boys and Girls

Card Recipe:
Image: Polly Craft
ProMarkers: China, Powder Blue, Cobalt, Pink Carnation, Mustard, Lavender, cool Grey 3,4, Buttercup, Lilac, Almond, Sunkissed.
Sizzix: Flourish Leaf Bigz, Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Punch
Pearls: The Hobby House

Right back to my crafting now.....
Jen xx

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Violet Christmas

I really cannot believe it's Saturday again, I've not done any crafting since last Saturday for one reason or another but this weekend that's all I am doing as me and Lizy have a massive crafting weekend..... Im sure yu'll see some of our creations... Anyhow this weeks Less Is More is a Sketch and here is my take on it

Less Is More: Week 34 Sketch
Cupcake Craft: The Darkside ( Black & Purple)

Card Recipe:
Paper: DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas
Die: Marianne Creatables
Martha Stewart Punch
Twine: Ribbon Girl

I'll be back later for sure... Have a great weekend

Jen xx

PS Mandi & Chrissie I'm sorry I didn't do more than 2 last week

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Picking Apples In The Autumn

Can you believe its time for another challenge at Crafting For All Seasons with a theme of FALL COLOURS. This week we have two sponsors, Whimsy Stamps and Sweet & Sassy.  I've use an image from Sweet & Sassy and a little sentiment from Whimsy that I had in my stash lol.... Here is Rhubarb, isn't he adorable...

Crafting For All Seasons: 10 Fall Colours
The Sweet Stop: SSS126

Card Recipe:
Image: Rhubarb Picking Apples Sweet & Sassy Stamps
ProMarkers: Caramel, Sandstone, Satin, Dusky Pink, Pear, Olive, MOss, Berry, Crimson, Carnation, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna
FlexMarker: Glacier
Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Pearls & Charm: Hobby House
Papers: Pink Petticoat, Anna Marie Designs
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps Friendship Tickets
Button: Stash

Hope you have a great week

Jen xx

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Girlie Birthday

Can you believe it's Saturday again and once again it's time for another challenge at One Stop Crafts and this week the theme is "Girlie".  Now I've had printer ink issues (I've run out lol) so I've not used the sponsor images but I've put together this little number....

Now I wouldn't normally enter 2 LIM cards in one day, but to aid Mandi & Chrissies challenge I'm going to throw this one in to lol....

One Stop Craft Challenge
Less Is More: Week 33 Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Sizzix Die: Phrases, Happy Birthday #3
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
ribbon & gems from stash
Bazil bling card from scrap draw

hope you have a great day

Jen xx

Vintage Paris

Well it's Saturday morning and this week at Less Is More Diva and Lady LIM surprised everyone by announcing earlier in the week that it would be an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge.... but I missed it until 7:15 this morning... And how could I let them down by not being here early on a Saturday (although I bet Lizy beats me lol)... I've have been up since early doors and have been getting a little inky so I hope this fits the bill for Mandi & Chrissie's challenge of getting a 1000 entries and breaking blogger...

Less Is More: Week 33 Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Tim Holtz French Market by Stampers Anon
Inks: Distress in Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen
Pearls: Hobby House
Brown card: Scrap draw.

I'll be back in a bit with my One Stop Crafts DT card for today....

Have a great Saturday and make sure you all get involved in this weeks LIM challenge...

Jen xx

Friday, 16 September 2011

Thursday, 15 September 2011

I Am Sailing...

I'm not sure where this week has disappeared but I can't believe it's Thursday already... My black ink has run out on my printer... so purely rubber images from me until at least Saturday lol... well I needed a reason to use them again... digi stamps seem to have overtaken a bit lately.  I've used one of the LOTV images for this one...

Now I have used a blender to remove the ink in a cross hatch fashion on the boys top... just to give it a little texture...

Card Inspiration:
LOTV Thursday Challenge: #112 Red, Green & White
Willow Sketchie Challenge: 15th September
My Partner In Crafting Crime: #31 Planes, Trains & Automobiles
I Love ProMarkers: #83 Travel/Transport
My Mums Craft Shop: #23 Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp: Sing It ( I am Sailing)

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV
ProMarkers: Satin, Sandstone, Moss, Olive, Pear, Marsh, Mustard, Cardinal, Poppy, Almond, Sunkissed, Black, Cool Grey 2,4,5,Blender
Papers: Stampin Up
Twine: CES
Button: Stash
Sentiment: LOTV

Hope you have a great Friday....

Jen xx

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Deck The Halls

Well I had time for a really quick card tonight which was a little surprise.... Here it is...

The Sweet Stop: SSS125
Charisma Cards: #36 Inspired By a Song (Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly)

Card Receipe:
Image: Penny Black
Promarkers: Ice grey, Holly, Berry, Blossom
Papers: Stash ( dovecraft I think)
Twine: CES
Pearls: Hobby House
Glossy Accents

Hope you having a great week

Jen xx

Welcome Little One

I'm trying to get a bit of crafting this week and made this little number last night- work will take over again this week... I'm here already at this time in the morning.... So here is a little card I've made for a new baby to add into my box at work.....

I'm doing really well at using up the scraps in the draw and this card was no exception although I'm a long way off them being vaguely empty... Although I think I may do this one in blue as well...

Pollycraft Monday: #110 Baby Love
Sketch Saturday: #172

Card Recipe:
Image & Sentiment: Polly Craft Baby Love
Paper: Pink Petticoat
Thread: DMC
Pearls: Hobby House
Glitter from stash.

Hope you all have a good day....

Jen xx

Monday, 12 September 2011

Zentangled Penguins

I can't believe it's Monday night and I'm only just getting round to Less Is More which this week is SEEING DOUBLE.  Now it you have seen Lizy's post you will know we went to Harrogate on Saturday and left early doors, but I literally dropped Lizy off and then went right back to Yorkshire but this time to Doncaster for Kirstys' birthday party so weekend was a little manic.... Anyhow here is my little card...

Now I've used (well tried) to use a technique called zentangle just to be a little different...
Card Recipe:
Image: Pollycraft
Fine liner
Clear glitter
Corner rounder punch

I'll be back shortly with this weeks Pollycraft Monday entry....

Jen xx

Welcome Home

Well can you believe we are on another challenge at Cards for Men and this week its "ANYTHING BUT SQUARE" and we are sponsored by Pixie Dust Studios...

Image: Pearl Harbour
ProMarkers: I'll post these later... sorry Almond, Sunkissed, cocoa, caramel, cool grey 3, umber, Mustard, sandstone, berry, pear, olive, moss
FlexMarkers: Galcier Blue
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Sizzix: Bug in a rug sizzlits alpha

Hope you have a great Day


Thursday, 8 September 2011

Happy Everything

I really was on a roll last night and manged to finish this little cutie....

I found the Teddy Bo image whilst having a good route around my digi's... completely forgot I'd bought them as I was at Lizy's when I did and after a long night of crafting it would have just slipped my mind lol.

Card Inspiration:
The Teddy Bo Challenge: Say it with flowers (on the papers)
Cupcake Craft Challenge: #158 Patchwork Quilt
Passion for ProMarkers: #116 Patchwork
I Love ProMarkers: #82 Metal Embellishment or Charm
Sketch Saturday: Week 171
My Mums Craft Shop: Layer it up

Card Recipe:
Image: Teddy Bo
ProMarkers: Tan, Cinnamon, Cocoa,
Papers: Shabby Princess
Lace & Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Charm & Button: Stash
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps
Rich Cocoa Memento
Brown fineliner

Hope you have a good day... I'll be back tomorrow

Jen xx

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

You Are Fabulous...

Well I decided I'd have a little play with some of my new toys from last Saturdays craft show and I'd try and get a little "Inky" using the blending brushes from Inkylicious.  Now I picked up the brushes in June @ Doncaster but was a little nervous on using them until I watched the demo on how to do it on Saturday. So, armed with a couple of distress inks, a new butterfly stamp from Inkylicious and a circular mask, this is what I managed to do on the first go.....

I pretty happy with it, so I might have to give it another go soon but on flat card rather than a hammered base and try the sentiment a little darker although it really has not photographed well :-(

Less Is More: #31 Metallic ( ink pad and pen)
Flutterby Wednesday: 170 Open

Card Recipe:
Image: Flutters 1 from Inkylicious
Distress Inks: Tim Holtz - Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender,
Pearls: Hobby House
Silver pen, silver brilliance
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps Friendship Ticket Sentiments

Hope you all are having a good week, I'm just glad my broadband is finally back up and running and at super speed too...

Jen xx

Making Birthday Cupcakes for Kirsty

Well today is Als' Sisters birthday so I just had to make a little card especially for her and since she loves the little LOTV images so much then I thought this one was perfect....

Card Inspiration:
The Sweet Stop: SSS124

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV
ProMarkers: cool grey 1,2 buttercup, mustard, cocktail pink, sun kissed pink cinnamon, putty, tan, meadow green, almond,berry, crimson cool aqua,
Flexmarkers: honeydew, tea rose, aquamarine, antique white
DPS: MME papers tickled pink fine and dandy collection
Pearls hobby house
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat

I'm off to actually do some crafting tonight .... yippee....

Jen xx

Birthday Bee

Well it's time for another challenge over at Crafting for All Seasons and this week we are sponsored by MelJens Designs for our Birthday Theme challenge. we had had some very cute images provided for us to play with.... I decided to paper piece it with pink petticoat papers...

Sketch n Stash: #69

Card Recipe:
Image: MelJens Birthday Bee
Papers: Anna Marie, Pink Petticoat
Sizzix Framelits: Fancy Frame
Craftwork Cards Card Candy
Font: Giddy Up

Hope you have a great Wednesday

Jen xx

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

On a Snowy Street

I'm here this morning with another couple of samples for Glitter Perfect but I'll have to be quick as posting from work as still no Internet.... Here they are

Card Recipe:
Image: Artemio
ProMarkers: Powder Blue, Tea Green, Lavender, Buttercup, pink carnation, mustard, cool aqua, cool grey 2,3
FlexMarkers: Aquamarine
Brilliance: White stamp pad
Ribbon: Dovecraft
Papers: Pink Petticoat

Have a great day

Jen xx


Sunday, 4 September 2011

The Cat & The Snowman

Morning all... After spending more than planned at the Manchester show yesterday I thought I would share another of the sample's I have made using Artemio Stamps for Sharon at Glitter Perfect. There are a few more to come yet over this week but I'm starting with one of my favourite stamps....

Card Recipe:
Image: Artemio Fat Cats - REF 10001156 from Glitter Perfect
ProMarkers: Honeycomb, Spice, Sunkissed Pink, Moss, Pear Garden, Cinnamon, Crimson, Berry,
FlexMarkers: Glacier Blue
Paper: Anna Marie Designs
DPs: Pink Petticoat from scrap draw
Button & Twine: The Ribbon Girl

There will be more of these next week as and when I can get to the Internet :-(

Jen xx

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Let It Snow

Well it’s Saturday again and I’ve still no internet so as I’m off to the stitch and craft show at event city Manchester ( yippee I won free tickets from Glitter Perfect) I’m posting this from my mum’s ( hence why I’m a little late...
This week Lady and Diva Lim have given us a colour challenge of METALLIC.  And I had the perfect card from Anna Marie to use for this so it’s another Christmas card this week

I know it’s really simple but I’m putting together ideas for a corporate customer and I’d have to make about 200 of them lol


Card Recipe:
Card: Anna Marie Designs, white bazzil bling
Punch: Martha Stewart
Font: Andes

Hope you have a great Saturday
Jen xx

Back to School

Well it's time for another challenge at One Stop Crafts and this week we are as asking you to do a Back to School theme using Primary Colours and we are sponsored by Digi Doodles.

One Stop Craft Challenge: Week 147 Back to School using primary colours
Willow Sketchie Challenge: Week 1st September 2011
I Love Promarkers: Anything Goes #81

Card Recipe:
Image: Digi Doodles
Promarkers: Cool Grey 3,4, Cobalt Blue, China Blue, Almond, Putty
Paper: Pink Petticoat scraps
Font: A Little Pot
Cuttlebug embossing folder

Hope you all have a great Saturday, hopefully my Internet will be fixed soon today, it's driving me mad having to nip to mums to blog...

Jen xxx

Friday, 2 September 2011

I Heart You

I've spent a couple of nights this week doing more samples using artemio stamps and this one fits in perfectly with this weeks Less Is More challenge of Take 3 so I thought I would post it separately

Less Is More: Take 3
Week 8 [Mar 26th] Sketch or Recipe Tall Card Sketch 1
Week 9 [Apr 2nd] Colour A Touch of Red
Week 23 [July 9th] One Layer Something with Legs

Card Recipe:
Artemio Fat Cat
ProMarkers (sorry didn't write them down) Berry, honeycomb, sunkissed pink, crimson, Spice

Paper: Pink Petticoat

I've had no Internet at home now for 3 days so not sure how I will cope if it's not back up for the new challenge tomorrow morning :-(

Have a great Friday

Jen xx