Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Great Penguin Challenge 2014 - card number 3!

So this is my third and last card for the Great Penguin Challenge of 2014 now running on Squirrel's blog. I had meant to post this yesterday but ran out of time!

This is a really old Crafter's Companion SWALK image - but I love it and it's a lovely one to colour. The papers are from the Snow Princess and Snow Princess Too  collections from NitWit Collections. I've used the Arboscello Tree die from Memory Box - partly because it has been much neglected lately.
I must go and try and get an early night. My little girl is really very unhappy in her new class at school and I'm struggling with the teacher. I shall persevere - I just hope we can have a week without tears :(

Thank you for coming to see me! Biggest of hugs, Jayne x

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Have you entered the Great Penguin Challenge 2014?

Over on the very lovely, yet slightly crackers, Squirrel blog there is, now running, the Great Penguin Challenge of 2014. Have you entered? It's been super fun and such a great idea :)

All you need to do is make a card featuring penguins. Simples!! So, this is my second penguin card (I have a further one to come - yep, Squirrel has sent me penguin loopy!!)
I just love the shape of these Craftwork Cards card blanks (thank you Annette!) The image is LOTV and the papers are 'Snow Princess' and 'Snow Princess Too' from NitWit Collections. The sentiment is from a free set of stamps that came  with the latest copy of Simply Cards and Papercraft.

Apologies for being a very bad blogger lately. The start of a new school year for those of us with children who have any type of additional needs always seems to be fraught.I'm not sure if it's just this particular school but we all seem to be fighting the same battles this year as last. And the year before that :(  Onwards and upwards :)
Hoping that you are having a fab week and  have a great weekend. We are hoping to get to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Thank you for stopping by, hugs, Jayne xx

Monday, 15 September 2014

Distress It at ALBC midway reminder!

Just a quick reminder that our challenge over at ALBC this month is 'Distress it'.
This is my new favourite LOTV stamp :) I just love the look on little James's face! The papers, which are absolutely fabulous, are from the Raspberry Road Designs 'Spring Rain' collection. I have much neglected my Raspberry Road papers; I don't know about you but I get stuck in a rut and I just use the same collections over and over!

The flowers are part of my extravagent shop at Wild Orchid Crafts. I assure you that I needed everything I purchased. I'm sure, one day, my husband will understand this! hehehe.
Gosh, what a weekend! How much homework can a seven year old get? Blimey, even I'm exhausted. We have made a Roman Shield, read a book about Anne Frank, did a sheet of maths, times tables and produced a poster. I don't know where the weekend went!

So, that's me for today. I hope very much you get the chance to join us this month - the distressing theme is super easy! Right, I'm off to watch Rizzoli and Isles. Hugs, Jayne xx 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Making a start on Christmas!

Oh my, I am going to be in a real pickle come December if I don't step up my Christmas card making. I have made less than 10. Hmm, possibly not even 5. Shocking. I have a Hunkydory whopper of a kit waiting for me to get cracking but I am exhausted and it just isn't happening. Someone please motivate me ;-)

I made this card with the Polar Pals collection of papers from NitWit Collections. I absolutely love the scrummy aqua and red together - get that gingham :-)


I am, as usual, a little hazy on the detail - blame the M.E. or the exhaustion brought on by chasing a one year old! I just love life's little quirks.

The sentiment is definitely from a Dreamees CD and the large snowflake is a Spellbinders die - I bought the set at Samuel Taylor's when they were on sale for £10  :-)  Other than that I am hopelessly lost - it looks like a Sugar Nellie image. - Yay for Squirrel!!! You are quite right, this is a Nellie Snellen stamp :)  Cheers hun! Ok, shame on me. I will take notes next time I make a card. I LOVE it when I go to a blog and people have listed what they've used. It's super helpful, and I am jealous of their super organized-ness!!!!!

I am crawling off to bed. We have a lot of homework this weekend - I'm not really in the mood to make a Roman Shield and we sure do have an awful lot of paint splashed around just to make one shield ;-)

Thank you for coming to visit, biggest of hugs, Jayne xxxx

Saturday, 6 September 2014

The Great Penguin Challenge 2014!!!!

So, I got a peculiar text from Squirrel this week. In all honesty, I'm pretty used to peculiar texts from my little Woodland friend, but this text was particularly bonkers :)  Anyhoo, I eventually understood that she was suggesting running a penguin themed challenge from her blog which seemed like a genius idea to me! And so The Great Penguin Challenge of 2014 was launched. She has lots of fabulous penguin cards on her blog today so hop on over to admire her handywork :)

This is my offering:
Just how cute are these LOTV penguins?

The papers are from the Festive Trimmings Collection over at NitWit Collections.
I hope that you get the chance to join us in some penguin fun :) Biggest of hugs, Jayne xx

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Bling and Sparkle over at Crafty Little Fairies!

It's bling and sparkle over at Crafty Little Fairies this month. :-) What is not to love!!
I just love this stamp from LOTV - I would like a cake just like that!! The papers are from NitWit Collections and are part of the Sweet Preserves collection. They are just super yum.
It was first day back at school for my big girl (now 7). I worried all day but she was fine when I picked her up. The class each got to choose their own target - my daughter chose the following 'to learn how to go round corners on her two wheeler scooter without wobbling'. Awesome.

So, I hope you're having a super week - the nice weather seems to have returned. I hope that you get the chance to join us this month. Hugs, Jayne xxx

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Snow Angel

I bought lots of LOTV stamps last month when they were on special offer. It would have been rude not to wouldn't it? This 'James - Snow Angel' is one of my favourites.
The card is a 7" x 7" and the papers are the delish Snow Princess from NitWit Collections.
Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate it! I have lots of stamps and some dies on ebay at the mo if you want to check them out! Huggles, Jayne xx

I am entering this into:
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes For Christmas
Ideas to Inspire - Christmas in August