Monday, 21 December 2015

Owl Birthday and a Little Blog Re-Design

Morning... I'm so far behind on Christmas this year, I'm thinking I might just sleep through it... Zero mojo when I have been at home means only a handful of cards have been made and I've not even thought about the fact they have to be posted today!!!

I'm finally at home for a full 2 weeks (the first time since March this year I will have been at home for a whole week) and looking forward to getting back into the swing. Just glad that the trips to Birmingham are over and life may have some sign of being normal.. at least for a few weeks until the travel kicks off with USA in late January.

I have re-organised "The Loft" and even re-designed by blog over the weekend ready for a new start in blogging.. I hope you like it!

Anyhow, enough waffling, I do have a card for you today... It was Rachel's Birthday a couple of weeks ago and this is the card I made for her..

This is using the very cute Ruby Flying Owl from Stacey Yacula Studio. The sentiment is computer printed and foiled and a little Gorgeous Grunge from Stampin Up in the background!

I may not be around all the time but I love seeing what you all create... I know my life is very different that when I started blogging and time for crafting is rare at the moment and I want to continue to share with you all.

Have a great Monday.. I better get some Christmas Cards sorted and posted asap..

Jen xxx

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Enjoy The Magic Of Christmas

Morning.. December is finally here so I no longer feel guilty bombarding you with Christmas cards.

I have used Apple Blossom Christmas Cheer for this card which you can find at a bargain £1.59 on Craft stash HERE! This was another DT card for Craft Stash!!

Kept it simple as always using embossing powder and fabulous DSP from Stampin Up.

Hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday!

Jen xx

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Winter Wonderland

Morning... Today's card I made a few weeks ago as my Craft Stash DT card.... This is the Apple Blossom Winter Wonderland stamp set.  I absolutely love the deer silhouettes in the set.

For this card I added some tumbled glass distress ink to a wet piece of water colour card.  After stamping the image and sentiment I added some chunky embossing powder to create the snowy effect.

After spending yesterday cleaning up pretty much the whole house I thought I better catch up on Christmas cards today... think I may need to make a few more like this!

Have a great Sunday.

Jen xx 

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Sometimes Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries

Morning... Up early this week so I thought I would sneak in this weeks Less Is More challenge before I get on with the day ahead... The girls definitely know how to challenge us... Fruit is something I just don't have a lot of...

A quick glance through the Stampin Up stamps and I came across Giggle Greetings... Perfect!!!

It's simply coloured in with Copics and I used one of the Simon Says stitched dies to cut out the panel.

Sorry the photo is so bad... I really need to sort out my set up!!

I'm off to the gym then I need to clean the house ready for the Christmas Decorations to go up... Hope you all have a great Saturday!

Jen xx

Friday, 27 November 2015

Make A Splash

Erm, I'm a little behind in showing you my Lili Of The Valley Design Collective cards.. this one I think is from October! I love this image.. suits me to the ground, it's on the the calendar fairies!

Simply coloured in with Copics and a little washi tape (from my huge stash) to go with it!

I'm off to finally see James Bond tonight and then a fun filled weekend of cleaning and Christmas shopping .. and I must finish those cards too....

Hope you all have a great Friday

Jen xxx

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Happiest Birthday Wishes

Morning.... I'm up early today as so much to do.. My wandering suitcase returned yesterday morning which changed the days plans slightly and meant a large amount of washing and sorting needed to be done.
Today the gym (for the first time since I came back from hols) and then Sunday lunch is on the cards... Then I really need to make some batch Christmas cards .....

Enough waffling and onto today's card... I have used the Watercolour Wishes Card Kit from Stampin Up.  To be honest I bought this set purely because I loved the sentiment stamps in the set that are not available separately, but I decided I had to make some cards using all the other elements.  This one uses one of the card blanks where I have trimmed off the back and mounted on a coloured card blank.

I think I'll make some more up to give as a gift of note-lets for Christmas.

Have a great Sunday!

Jen xxx

Saturday, 21 November 2015

December 25

Morning... Yes I know it's been a while, I've been on holiday (and stranded in Sharm lol), couple of work trips and not much time at home since mid October.  I had hoped i would get back on track, but I never seem to have much time.....
A day of crafting planned for today, I thought I would start with this weeks Less Is More which is use Numbers!

Kept the card really simple... trying to ease my way back in slowly....

The month stamps from Lili Of The Valley have come in useful for this card and it is simply finished off with a die cut 25 and some doodlebug sequins.

I hope I'll have plenty to show you in the next few days and weeks....

Have a great Saturday!

Jen xxx

Monday, 19 October 2015

Bit Of Cross Stitch

Morning.... Something a little different for you today... I made this little cushion for the shop in the summer and completely forgot to share it with you!! how cute is Odd Dog!

You can find the cross stitch pattern here in the online shop!

Hope you have a great Monday!!

Jen xx

Saturday, 17 October 2015


Morning LIMettes.... I'm just getting over a bit of a cold so thought I would pass on the gym today and actually spend the whole day crafting.. Just hoping the mojo stays!

This weeks challenge at Less Is More is Masculine... A nice easy one.. right?!?  Here is my card...

I used the sketch from CAS(e)Tthis Sketch #145 for the layout....

The stamp sets are from Stampin Up and are World Map and Boys Will Be Boys.

Hope you all have a fabulous Saturday!

Jen xx

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Sledging Buddies.. and an offer at LOTV

Morning... yes I know it's been a while but no time for crafting at the moment.  I do have a little card for you today to celebrate an offer and a challenge over at LOTV Facebook page and the shop!

There is a large selection of stamps included in this offer, I decided to use Sledging Buddies!

These cute polar bears are some of my favourite Christmas stamps!

I have been colouring away sat in my hotel the last couple of weeks, so hopefully at weekend I'll have something to show you!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen xx

Monday, 21 September 2015


Morning.. I'm still here!! life is still crazy!

I have a little LOTV card to share with you today using one of the stamps from early summer... Daisy Panel.  I love how simple these are.  Please excuse the terrible photo

I'm hoping to manage a little more blogging that I have ... Hope you all have a good week

Jen xx

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Thinking Of You

Hi.. So my aim to blog more didn't really happen, life is a crazy as it was, but most of all my mojo has taken an extended vacation and I have no idea when it is thinking of returning.
Juggling everything when you are pretty much away from home Monday to Friday is hard work.. I never realised how much I did in an evening before.
So, although I will not be around every day, I will try and post a couple of creations a week and see how I get on.  Todays card is for Craft Stash ... using a Apple Blossom die .  You can find them here.

Hope you all have a great Sunday, my afternoon will be spent helping dad tidy up the back yard after having it renovated.

Jen xx

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Fly Away With Me In Cross Stitch

Morning.. something a little different today... One of the Lili Of The Valley cross stitch kits.. this is Odd Dog Balloon and you can find him here in the shop!

It's been a long time since I did any cross stitch and it made a nice change to be able to take something with me on my travels.

Hope you have a fabulous Sunday!

Jen xx

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Resist the Sketch!

Morning LIMettes.. for the first time in ages I woke up with zero mojo and stared at this weeks sketch for a few minutes whilst going through a box of bits...  It's a sketch this week and not as easy as it looks....

I found some resist paper from Stampin Up Sale-a-bration and it was like magic... this is what I came up with for this weeks challenge...

A little peacock feathers and brushed sentiment from PTI finish it of...

Have a great Saturday!

Jen xxx

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Smarty Pants

Morning LIMettes.... Hoping for a lovely day (and a productive one) but starting with a little card for this weeks Less Is More..  This week its theme week and the lovely ladies have chosen.... Congratulations!  Here is my creation...

I used the Smarty Pants set from Taylored Expressions and the sentiment is from Happy Happenings from Stampin Up

Followed the sketch from this weeks CASe this Sketch too... #136

I have an absolutely massive amount of unused stash to get through in the next couple of weeks, including some fabulous LOTV Christmas Sneak Peeks.. but you will have to wait until tomorrow for that one!

Have a great Saturday.. I'm off to the gym now!

Jen xxx

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Ladybug Birthday

Morning... quick commission card for you today ... how much do you love these ladybugs! the background is made using CBS stamps .. love the effect!

very busy day at work.. and can't wait for the weekend!

Have a great Thursday!

Jen x

Wednesday, 12 August 2015


Morning.... Sorry i'm a bit late today, work is crazy and forgot to type up the post last night.  Today I have my Craft Stash DT card for you today using one of the Apple Blossom dies... 

At first I was a little daunted with intricacy of the die as it wasn't seen as CAS, but I think I manged a suitable card with it!

Have  a great day..

Jen x

Monday, 10 August 2015

Scaredy Cat

Afternoon.... bit late posting today, but it's lunch time so I thought I would type up a quick post using this super cute new stamp set from Taylored Expressions.....

Thought I would even enter a challenge.... CAS(e) This Sketch #135

Hope you have a great Monday!

Jen xxx

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Hip Hooray!

Morning...  I had a few images partially coloured in from ages ago so made an effort to finish them off before I started on the new ones...  

I have a fabulous little image for you on today's card... the very cute cheerleader image from Lili of The Valley... you can find it here... I love how this card turned out! 

The sentiment is also one of the fairly new ones and the stitched hills are from Lawn Fawn.  I picked them up at Happy Stampers at Port Sunlight and hadn't had chance to use them (along with so much other unused stash).

Gym again for me today... I'm really getting back into it.. although I do ache at the moment, no pain, no gain and all...

Have a fabulous Sunday!

Jen xxx

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Hope Your Birthday Is Out Of This World

Morning LIMettes... I'm doing well this month and I'm back today with a one layer card (it's been a long time!!) and I thought I would use the CBS goodies that arrived swiftly on my door step yesterday...  The theme... "The Eyes Have It".... how can you not use googly eyes for this one!

As I wanted him a little bog-eyed I took the photo from above :-)...

I have used the very cute "Out Of This World" set ... there have been fabulous masking from the team this week, but I have kept it simple!

Have a fabulous Saturday... I'm off to the Gym, then I have Lizy and Keiran for dinner tonight!

Jen xx

Friday, 7 August 2015

Dressing Up Like Mum

Happy Friday everyone... I found this little card I made last year and had not blogged so I thought I would share it with you.  This is the super cute Pretty Parade coloured in with Stampin Up re-inkers!

I'm so glad it's Friday though... been a very long week and looking forward to a relaxing weekend!

Have a great day!

Jen xx

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Shocking In Pink!

Morning.... Today I have a really easy 18th Birthday card for you made for a friends daughter... She loves everything pink and glittery, but no fuss so I thought this would be perfect.

Simply Simon Says Stamp number dies covered in masses of glass glitter and then finished off with a Clearly Besotted sentiment from a favourite set!

I'm looking forward to the weekend and hitting the gym... I'm really enjoying getting back into now my hotel has great facilities when I'm away which means life is a little more consistent.

Hope you have a great Thursday

Jen xx

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Life's A Beach Take 2

Wow, Wednesday already... I think I'm still aching a little from the gym on Sunday with Lizy, but I have a spin class tonight and I'm determined to get back in shape after all my travel.

Way back in May on a less than sunny bank holiday Monday, Sarah (Less Is More) paid me a little visit as her Mother in Law lives less than half a mile away... This was the image I coloured in showing using my copics and I never quite managed to make it into a card until last weekend.  How fab it this cool dude!

It's a very cute Tiddly Inks image from a release earlier in the year and I just love the little crab peeking from behind the bucket.

Hope you have a great Wednesday...

Jen xx

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

A Little Bit Country

Ok so I'm cheating slightly for today's card as I made this way back in May of this year but completely forgot to share it with you after the birthday event.

You may remember, Lizy and I went to C2C at the O2 in March and on the way back to the hotel we met a fabulous Mother and Daughter.  The Mum asked me to make this for the daughter for her 21st Birthday.. I love the vintage look and the tiny cowboy boot charm.

I will be back tomorrow with another little card, but I'll leave you today with this...

Have a fabulous Tuesday

Jen x

Monday, 3 August 2015

Super Dad - Craft Stash DT

Morning... Happy Monday... I can say for sure that I hurt already from yesterdays gym session with Lizy, but I need to battle through the pain and keep going.  Determined that I will be able to do at least 5 full press-ups easily by the end of August and I am struggling to do even half press-ups at the moment.

I have a card made for Craft Stash this morning for you using some very simple star dies.  You can find them here in the shop.. they are currently on offer for a bargain of £6.99!!

I love how I can mix the items from the shop with my own stash too.  Here I have used small memory box alpha and added some simple stitching.

Must rush today, it's going to be a busy week for sure!

Have a great Monday!

Jen x

Sunday, 2 August 2015

To A Good Friend

Morning.... I have been a really bad blogger for the last 3 months or so and at one point I seriously considered giving it up and just putting any creations onto Facebook and Instagram instead.... but as I came to type up that post a couple of weeks ago I realised I just couldn't do it, instead I took the rest of July off and I'm starting August with a clean slate and hopefully a few more posts that you have seen for a while.  I caught up on my DT work for Lili of the Valley and for Craft Stash and took the well needed pressure break from having to type up posts each day.  

I feel refreshed and a little less stressed about the lack of crafting I have managed and I hope you will come back to me to see what I have been creating... Warning they may not all be cards going forward.

So enough waffling, today I have a little card from the last release from Lili Of The Valley for you.  I love how cute this guy is.. and how fab does it look on the crumb cake card stock! 

I have also used paper from the Romance and Roses 8 x 8 pad and a really simple sentiment from Stampin Up Happy Birthday Everyone (A hostess set).

I'm off to the gym with Lizy this morning ... With being away I let my membership expire as I could not commit and it's been a while. I'm going looking a gym where I can justify just paying to go at weekend :-) ... and I may ache tomorrow ... I'll let Lizy practice her PT skills on me ... Hmmmm

Hope you all have a great Sunday!

Jen xxxx

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Garden In Bloom

Morning LIMettes.. Thought I would take a peak at this weeks challenge over at Less Is More today as I was up early.  Happy to see it's an easy colour challenge and those colours are "Berry Shades".

I thought it was a perfect opportunity to use one of my new Stampin Up sets... Garden in Bloom. Here is what I came up with... the only decision.. is which way the card should stand!

Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday, I'll be tidying my studio up as no matter how little crafting I do I make a lot of mess!!


Saturday, 18 July 2015

Life's A Beach

Morning LIMettes.. remember me... I actually forgot what my house looked like over the last 2 months, never mind managed much crafting... My job has taken me pretty much across the world with trips to California and Singapore and after next weeks Italy trip it all calms down and I can have some time to myself.

Since I felt like doing a little card making last night whilst on Skype to Rachel, I thought I would check out today's Less Is More and make a quick card to show you.  This weeks theme is "Life's A Beach" .. so I thought this little stamp was perfect...

I've used the fabulous Wetlands set from Stampin Up and simply used Expresso Truffle memento onto Pool Party card stock.  Some signature stitching and it's clean and simple!

Hope you all have a fabulous Saturday.  I hope I get round to typing up some posts at some point with my LOTV cards...


Sunday, 28 June 2015

Hello.. Remember Me!

Hello..  What do you all do when life just gets that little bit crazy? any time I do have to craft I'm just sitting there, zero mojo, wondering how I ever managed to make cards all the time.  I think the pressure of work and working away is getting to me a little.  Hoping after my Singapore trip next week it calms down and goes back to normal after a very crazy and unexpected 12 weeks of non stop travel.
I managed to sort out my photos on Friday of loads of cards and this one is using simple star dies from Craft Stash and is one of my DT cards for them..

Simply an aperture, filled with sequins...

Better get off for now, hope you all have a fabulous Sunday!

Jen xx

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Dad, It's Your Day

Evening.. Sorry I have been a bit of a stranger.. I literally got back from Los Angeles early this evening after a week with work there and I'm back to Vienna Tuesday to Thursday this week.  It's all pretty crazy right now and I'm itching to do some crafting.

If you want to senak some of my travels, check out my instagram account by clicking on the below...

Anyhow, on to a card for today.. I used one of the fabulous boys images from a couple of years ago for this LOTV card.  I love his Odd Socks!!

Hope you all had a great Fathers Day... Hopefully I'll get some crafting done tomorrow as I have a day off.

See you then

Jen xxxx

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Birthday In Japan

Morning, Yesterday was my God daughters 21st Birthday and to celebrate she is on the trip of a lifetime to Japan.  This is the little card I made for her....

I absolutely love this fabulous Geisha Companion set.. you get so much in the set....

Have a great Sunday

Jen xx

Friday, 5 June 2015

I Look Up To You .. CBS Teasers

Morning... It's the last day of teasers for CBS and I have used this fabulous Looking Up... how cute is this little flamingo!

Sorry about the dark photo, it was late last weekend when I was taking the photos

Hope you have a fabulous Friday and check out the rest of the DT makes

Jen xx

Thursday, 4 June 2015

I'd Pick You.. CBS Teasers Day 3

Morning... I have another CBS teaser for you today using the fabulous Best Teacher set! I thought this would make a great Tag for the teacher gifts for the end of the summer term

The dies and stamps work fabulous on the MISTI, you can cut out the die then line up the stamp perfectly.

Sorry I have to rush this morning... I will learn to type up posts the evening before ....

Have a great Thursday

Jen xx

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Wool You Be Mine.. CBS Teaser Day 2

Evening.. Sorry I'm late today, Flight was delayed last night and I was straight off to work this morning.  I have used another fabulous CBS set today Feeling Sheepish!

Just love this peeping little sheep... Hope you all had a great day!

Jen xxx

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

You Brighten My Day - CBS Teamers

Morning.. I'm delighted to be Guest Designing for Stephanie again this month over at Clearly Besotted Stamps and I'm here today with the first of my CBS teasers.... This is the gorgeous "Sunshine & Smiles" set and I love this sunflower...

It's simply stamped and white embossed onto Kraft card stock and colour added with copics.  I love the effect...

Hope you have a great day...


Monday, 1 June 2015

Follow You Dreams

Morning.. It's the first day of summer in the UK, although I'm sat typing this in Vienna lol.... June is a favourite month, it's my birthday for a start but it's also the start of Wimbledon.... And I'm Guest Designing over at CBS this month so check back tomorrow for my first make!!!

Back to today, if you pop over to the Lili Of The Valley Facebook page today there is a bit of a challenge going on... This is my summer card!

Annabel is a favourite character and I love these tomboy images... Perfect for the not so girly girls.

Hope you have a fabulous Monday

Jen xx

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Fox Hugs!

Morning.... Really quick card for you for todays Less Is More challenge which is "2 or 4 Legs".  I just love this little fox family from Tiddly Inks... So cute!

I have a bit of a thing for foxes at the moment and these are just so cute!

I have a crazy Saturday ahead.... I'm off to Vienna again tomorrow and I just don't know where to start with a massive to do list so I better get on it... Hopefully I'll share some travel photos soon..

Have a great Saturday!

Jen xxx

Monday, 25 May 2015

Some Exciting News.... And a Little Card!

Morning... A couple of months ago I got approached by Practical Publishing about the launch of a fabulous new website to buy all of you new stash from ... Craft Stash.... The site is now launched and I'm proud to say I'm part of the fabulous Design Team...

Make sure you check out the website and there is also a give away on Facebook ... There is also an amazing 20% of dies at the moment!

I have my first card to show you today, simply using circle dies from some fab papers from my stash.

I used these fab dies here to make this simple card.

Hope you all have a fabulous bank holiday...

Jen xx

Sunday, 24 May 2015

New Baby

Morning... Now I have finally fixed my Blogger issues I can share with you one of my cards for this month for the LOTV design collective... I love these cute baby images and how easy they are to colour.  sorry the photo is a little out of focus!


LOTV Starry Ted

Have a great Sunday.. I'm off to Rachels' this afternoon and until then I have some crafting to do!


Saturday, 23 May 2015

Star of a Daddy!

Morning... Sorry it has been a while, between travelling and literally having 1 day a week at home to major issues with blogger not wanting to let me upload new photos due to storage issues I've not managed to post anything this month at all!!  I do have a few cards made to show you over the next couple of weeks so fingers crossed I can get it all sorted during the long weekend!

It's Saturday and I thought I would join in with this weeks Less Is More again... I was doing so well in April and it's slipped but I plan to join in when I can...  This week the challenge is a theme and is to "Use Some Metal"  ... This was a tough one.... Finally decided to put together two of my hobbies.. Metal Stamping and card making....

A close up showing the metal hand stamping!

Card Stock: Marina Mist & Smokey Slate from Stampin Up
Papertrey Ink Linen Embossing
Stitched Stars from Lil Inkers
Aluminum Washer Hand Stamped by me

Apart from a couple of cards I need to make to post out for family birthdays I'm going to have a well deserved break today and do nothing!

Have a fabulous Saturday!

Jen xx

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Sweet Treat

Morning. It's my last challenge over at Tiddly Inks in my extended GDT placement. This time we thought we would go with something totally fun, you know..the sweet treats and yummy stuff!! the next challenge is...
So Sweet!

Grab your favourite Tiddly Inks stamp or digital image and think along the lines of images/stamps with sweet treats in, chocolate/cakes/sweets/baking, sweet themed papers/ embellies!  I just had to use this cute card!!

I have used Sweet Treat Wryn ... Adorable !!

Sorry I haven't been around much... work is slightly crazy and I am just collapsing at night rather than crafting ..

Have a fabulous Tuesday!

Jen xx