Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Happy Birthday To You!

Hi everyone.. sorry not been around for a couple of days... not much time for crafting and Jack the cat has been taking most of my attention since he came back from the vets on Saturday afternoon... He seems to be a lot better now but has taken to sitting on my desk on top of what ever I am working on....

I have a little card for you today using some of my new stash from Stampin Up... I am loving Bermuda Bay as a colour!!

CAS(e) This Sketch: #38

Card Recipe:
Card: Bermuda Bay
Washi Tape: Stampin Up
Artisan Punch
Label Love Stamps
All from Stampin Up

Hope you are all having a great week... I hope I am back very soon

Jen xxx

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Just A Little Something...

Afternoon... A very quick card from me today made from bit's lying around on my desk... The tag is from a Stampin Up set of Lizy's that I was messing with the other week and the card left from earlier in the week...

Freshly Made Sketches: #96

I've got to take Jack back to the vet later this afternoon after his emergency catheter earlier in the week but for now another coat of paint on the vestibule ceiling then I can pack all the paint away for now!

Jen xxx

Saturday, 27 July 2013

One Of A Kind

Morning LIMettes... Today we have a fabulous themed challenge for you over at Less Is More.. A a fabulous inspirational photo we found on Pinterest!!  Here it is...

I only managed to get one card made this week due to printer issues... It's only prnting an outline and no black lines and is driving me completely bonkers and I don't know why it has started doing it.  It has been playing up for a few weeks, hence no Pink Petticoat cards for a while but the black had always been ok til this week!!

Here is my little creation anyhow....

Card Recipe:
Sentiment: Stampin Up A Dozen Thoughts
Dp: Stampin Up (retired)
Ribbon: Stampin Up
Punch: Large Curly Label also from Stampin Up

I'm spending the day decorating a few bits that need sorting in the house and then to Doncaster tomorrow so I may not have a card for a couple of days...

Have a great weekend

Jen xx

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Just To Say... Sneak Peek LOTV Paper Pads

Morning... A bit of a different sneak peek for you today.... A paper pad.. This card uses the new Always & Forever paper pad that is out tomorrow...

Card Recipe:
DP: LOTV Always & Forever
Butterflies: Stampin Up Embosslit
1" circle punch
Sentiment: Handwritten Phrases from LOTV

CAS(e) this Sketch: #37

Hope you all have a great day...

Jen xx

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Penguin Presents... Passion For ProMarkers #208 Easel Does It

**My LOTV Blog Hop post is below ** 
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In the madness of the blog hop today I completely forgot what day of the week it is and forgot to post my Passion For ProMarkers card :-( 
The theme this week is "Easel Does It"... Now you may think the same I as did.. Can you make a CAS easel card? Well I gave it a go and this is what I came up with.... I used another one of the sneak peeks from the new LOTV release...

And here is the view of it stood up...

Card Recipe:
Image: Penguin Presents from LOTV - release 25th July 2013
Promarkers & Flexmarkers
DP: My Minds Eye
Sentiment: LOTV
Twine: East Of India

I love this paper pack so much I hope I manage to get hold of another pack ... and for once I am really happy with my colouring.. I was beginning to think I had fallen out with my promarkers but I actually think it was the card.. I was using the end of the wrong pack doh!

That is definitely all from me for today...

Jen xx

Feeding Robins.....LOTV 2013 Christmas Collection Blog Hop!!!

Morning... yes I know I am early but there is a very good reason for this ....Today we are holding a Lili Of The Valley design team blog hop to celebrate the launch of the first set in the 2013 Christmas Collection.  This is an adorable mix of 16 cute characters we know you will love!! The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midday on Thursday July 25th (UK time) along with some fabulous new sketch pads and patterned papers. 
The LOTV design team are all joining in and you may have noticed that there is another new name on the list... we’re all thrilled to welcome our new teamie, it’s the amazing Kathy!
There is a fabulous prize up for grabs on this hop, we don’t know where it is hidden so do make sure you that you visit and comment on every blog. The prize is a full set of the new Christmas stamps... 
Here's a list of all the blogs taking part, and remember that you will need to visit them all and leave a comment on each one to have the best chance of winning;

Here is my little card using the stamp "Feeding Robins" ... how cute is this little guy!!

Don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog tomorrow evening when you can find out who the lucky winner is of that great prize

Have a great Tuesday

Jen xx

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Birthday Bling

Morning from Cambridge ... We are off punting this morning but before we go I have a quick card to share with you....

Card Recipe:
Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp
Ribbon: Stampin Up
Punch: Stampin Up
Bling: The Hobby House
EF: Die-Licious

Catch up with you all later!!

Jen xx

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Simply Hand Made

Morning LIMettes, this week I'm in Cambridge with the girls so hopefully this will successfully post. The theme this week at Less Is More is "Handmade Flowers" and we want to see what you can conjure up. Here are my creations ...

Card Recipe:
Dies: Penny Black, Memory Box
Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp

Card Recipe:
Die: Die-namics
DP: Stampin Up
Ribbon: Stampin Up
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted.

Hope you have a great weekend

Jen xxx

Friday, 19 July 2013

Thank You!

Afternoon.. so after a drive down to Hel's in Cambridge I finally have wifi after no internet access for 4 days at home so I thought I would share a little card for you!!

Card Recipe:
Senitmen: Old Sizzix Die
Stamps: Simply Stars from Stampin Up, Notepad from Clearly Besotted
Washi Tape: Stampin Up

The wine is being poured so I'll catch up with you all soon...

Jen xxx

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Swirly Whirly Birthday Wishes

Morning... I have a really quick card for you today using up bit's I found whilst tidying up Sunday evening... I purchased the pinwheel die from Stampin Up a while ago but my Mum borrowed it so never got around to using it... how cute does it look though?

CAS(e) This Sketch: #36

Card Recipe:
Pinwheel Die, Papers and Sentiment: All SU
Brad: Making Memories
Die with rounded corners: Avery Elle

I'll hopefully be back tomorrow but I have a lot of commissions to make tonight :-)

Have a great Tuesday

Jen xx

Monday, 15 July 2013

Polar Pair... CAS Monday with LOTV and a Sneak Peek

Morning... I not only have my first Christmas card of the year but I also have the first sneak peek from the new Christmas stamps out on July 24th! I have used the very cute Polar Pair... This has to be one of my favourites!

I went against the temptation to use shades of blue with the polar bears and I really like this combo!

Card Recipe:
Image: Polar Pair from LOTV
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
DP: My Minds Eye
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Scalloped Die from Memory Box.

Hope you have a great Monday!!

Jen xxx

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Moving day

Morning.... How are you Brits coping with this weather.... My car got to 30 degrees yesterday afternoon.. what a surprise but it did feel like it!!  Shame it's so muggy and the house is not air conditioned but it's far better than the usual British summer. If you managed to pop over to Ideas to Inspire yesterday here is the card I posted.

Card Recipe:
Lots of promarkers and flexmarkers
Image: LOTV moving Day
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted
Ribbon & Button: Stampin Up
Thread from East Of India

I'm hopefully still in bed as you read this as we went out for Al best mates birthday to a teppenaki place last night!

Have a great Sunday

Jen xxx

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Bright Thanks

Morning Sketchers.. So after a few weeks off from Sketch Saturday I have managed to get back on track and make this weeks card to my sketch. Here is this weeks sketch

My card is fairly simple using the word thanks as it's main element:

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Die & Piercing: Stampin Up
Sketch Letters: Stampin Up
Star Die from SSS by Memory Box

That is all from me for today...

Jen xxx

A Shape of a One Layer Card!

Morning LIMettes.... Wow what a week ... Don't think I've had such a busy non work week for ages and not sure where it went! Sorry i'm  a bit late this morning, my internet connection has been playing up most of the week and driving me mad.
Onto this weeks Less Is More challenge.  This week it's one layer week and we want to to use a shaped card - no squares or rectangles in sight!!

Here are my creations for this week...

Octagon Spellbinder (forgotten stash love it!)
Clearly Besotted Sentiment and Honeycomb stamps
Stampin Up In colours 2013-2015 and pear pizazz

Sizzix Star framelits
Stampin Up Sentiment & Star
Wink of stella clear pen

Sorry my cards are so dark... no amount of editing seemed to make a difference.

See you tomorrow

Jen xx

Friday, 12 July 2013

Pansy Trio

Morning.. a really quick card for you today I made using one of the new SU sets that Lizy brought around at weekend.  This is the Pansy punch and matching stamps!!

I have added a little black glass glitter into each of the flowers and the leaves are from a memory box die. The sentiment is also from SU.

Looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend... and hopefully some crafting !

Have a great Friday

Jen xx

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Anything Goes Linky Party at Seize The Birthday

Morning... Today is a exciting day at Seize The BirthdayFrom July 11th until August 7th, we are hosting a 

You are free to use any sketch and any colours,
as long as you share a birthday themed project!!

We have such AMAZING sponsors for our party!!! 

Here are our sponsors...be sure to visit them and give them some love!
Sponsor Prizes:
Paper Issues ( $30 Gift Certificate)
Sweet Stamp Shop ($15 Gift Certificate)
Paper Sweeties ($20 Gift Certificate)
SRM Stickers (Sticker Stitches Prize Package)

Our main winner, chosen through the voting system, will choose one of the prizes being offered. The rest of the prizes will be chosen by random.org.

I have used a previous sketch (number 16) for my card for this special occasion... here it is!!

Card Recipe:
DP: My Minds Eye
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted
Thread: East Of India
Butterfly Die: Stampin Up
Pearls from Stash

The hay fever seems to have calmed down a little... just hope it stays that way..

Have a great Thursday!

Jen xx

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Space Invaders

Morning... I've finally ventured out of the house today after 2 days of really bad hay fever mean't I have worked from home.  It's still bad but seems to have calmed down somewhat from Sunday night and Monday.  Anyhow onto today's card... This little card I made on Saturday and was delighted to find out the challenge had been extended so I didn't have to rush posting it!

CAS(e) This Sketch: #35

Card Recipe:
Sentiment: Best Dad Ever from Stampin UP
DP: Stampin Up
Twine In Pool Party from Stampin Up
Rocket die: Memory Box

I'm hoping to get a little crafting done tonight so I have something to show you tomorrow... Have a great day...

Jen xx

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Yippeee Skippeee... Passion For Promarkers #206

Morning... It's time for another challenge at Passion For Promarkers and this week we have a theme of... "The Colours Of Your Countries Flag".  Now I could have gone for Red and White but decided to use the Union Jack as my inspiration... Here is my card...

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV
Flexmarkers & Promarkers
Ribbon: Stampin Up in Pacific Point
Sentiment: Stampin Up (retired sale-a-bration)

Sorry I need to be quick today... typing this as the last minute lol

Hope you have a great day...

Jen xxx

Monday, 8 July 2013

The Best Things

Morning... well two days in a row and two challenges... I will be back later with CAS Monday with LOTV but for now it's this weeks freshly made sketches.  I was delighted to be chosen as last weeks queen of clean. Here is my card using brand new SU goodies and my new favourite colour combo!!

Freshly Made Sketches:#93

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Six Sided Sampler
Hexagon Punch
Colours: Costal Cabana and Crushed Curry
Sentiment: Feels Good
All from Stampin Up

I'll be back later... Hayfever playing up big style at the moment. I love the weather but not the pollen count that goes with it.  Think it was 2006 the last time I was this bad!

Jen xx

Sunday, 7 July 2013

So Grateful There's You

Morning, I had a very productive crafting day with the girls yesterday and even managed a few cards for challenges... something I've not been able to do for ages... The first one to show you is for this weeks Muse challenge...

Muse: #24 Laurie's Fabulous card below..

Card Recipe: (All Stampin Up)
Card:  New Incolours 2013-2015 Pistachio
EF: Mosaic
DP: Old Neutrals designer paper
Sentiment: Chalkboard

Right.. we are off out for the today... although not sure where we will end up... I'll be back tomorrow with another one of yesterday creations...

Jen xx

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Shades Of Grey.. And Birthday Candy Winner!!

Morning LIMettes... not really sure where last week went but it's a new month which means a new colour challenge over at Less Is More.  This week the theme is....

We want to see you use a minimum of two shades of grey on this weeks creations... Here are my cards for this week...

and the second one...

Now onto the important bit... the winner of my birthday candy...

The winner of these fabulous goodies is....

Congratulations Kat, if you email from the side bar I will arrange for the prize to be posted out to you...

Hope you have a great Saturday... I have Lizy and Vicky coming around for some mega crafting!!

Jen xxx

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Make A Wish ...Summer Stamps LOTV Blog Hop

So its time for another new release over at Lili of the Valley and the gorgeous new summer stamps are being released on Monday 8th July midday on the web and on Saturday 6th July in the shop!! We thought we would celebrate with a little blog hop... 
You may notice some new faces on your trip today we have 3 fabulous new members, Kim PiggottBecky Hetherington and Debbie Dolphin!! I hope you give them a big welcome on your way round.
There are some fabulous prizes for you to win on this hop and remember the more comments the more chances.... If you didn't start at Ideas to inspire blog then pop back on over otherwise here is a list of the team taking part...
Jen - you are here!!

Here is my card using a super cute little fairy....

Hope you have loads of fun on your way round and pop back to Ideas to Inspire tomorrow to see if you have won!!

Have a great Thursday 
Jen xx

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Vintage Thanks

Have you noticed that as soon as you get new crafty stash you tend to ignore or forget what is in the rest of it!!... Whilst looking for something completely different I found the fabulous Vintage Verses from this years Stampin Up sale-a-bration and it was exactly what I needed I just didn't realise it lol.... I have toooo much crafty stuff... think it will time for another clear and and sale very soon!!
Anyhow, enough waffling I have made this mega quick card for a male thank you card using said stamp!!

Card Recipe:
DP: Stampin Up (Retired)
Stamp: Vintage Verses (Retired)
Pool Party Embossing Powder (Not retired lol!!)
Pool Party Card stock
1" Square punch used to make banner (love this technique - makes banners so easy!)

I'm hopefully going to get some more crafting done tonight .....

Jen xxx

Monday, 1 July 2013

Little Aeroplane... CAS Monday with LOTV #12

Morning... After a little break I'm back with CAS Monday with LOTV... This cute guy I made at the open day in June and just didn't get round to posting him...

This little guy is one of my all time favourite boy stamps.. simply coloured in using 3 flex markers to give a sepia tone!!

Card Recipe:
Sentiments: Sentiment Tags
Twine: The Ribbon Girl

Sorry I need to rush today.. 1st of month is always busy

Jen xx