Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Getting into the festive spirit. Sort of.

As the lovely Hayley and Carol at Dreamees are going to have a stall at the NEC next month I thought I should get a wriggle on and make some last minute samples. I thought a Christmas card bonanza might help me find my mojo. It didn't, but I did craft to some mighty fine music. I'm sure my neighbours must now love the Mumfords nearly as much as me!!

I've used the 'Back to Basics' Cd for both cards as it's such a super all rounder.

I know, I'm a bad girl, I've used that Go Kreate XXL die again. And that rose organza trim, and the pearls and the snowflakes. They're all my favouries, what can I say? The recipe of Christmas stamp is super cute and really versatile :)

It's not Christmas without a purple card though, is it?

I tried embossing the tree with some new Stampendous embossing powder I bought at Harrogate. Beautifully sparkly it is, but every time I embossed it the powder just fell off. After six attempts, guess what? Yep, that 'embossing powder' was silver halo GLITTER. Duh!

This next one was a nightmare to photograph and the colour is not how it is in real life. Grrr. I so wish I was more technical. Anyhoo, you get the gist and the bauble stamp is lovely in any colour!

Thanks to everyone for the words of wisdom regarding my daughter and the reading fiasco. Bribery sometimes works! She got a great comment in her reading records book today - the teacher can see how hard she's working at home and is really impressed with her improvement! Yippee. See, it was worth chasing her round the house with the blasted book after all!!!!!!

Best of all, today I received one of those little sent 'just because' cards from a friend. It was unexpected, totally beautiful, and cheered me up no end. :D It's nice to have a friend who doesn't mind that I'm fifty shades of bonkers!!!!!

Big hugs to all, thank you for your support, hugs, Jayne xx


  1. Some great projects Jane. Enjoy your evening.

    Sarah x

  2. Hi Jayne - wow wow wow you have been so busy for us , we do appreciate it and wow these cards and project are amazing we love them all and cant wait to see them in real life . Thank you again so much.
    Carol and Hayley 9 Dreamees )

  3. Gorgeous cards Jayne, love the aqua colour! Glad that your daughter is doing well. x

  4. WOW""" You have been busy Jane. These are gorgeous. I love the designs and the beautiful colours and the special details you always add to your cards.

    hugs Sue

  5. All gorgeous - oops! about the glitter. xx Flora

  6. Gorgeous Christmas cards. Love the colours and designs on all!
    Happy reading...I'm pretty much doing the same! :-)
    Lorraine x

  7. Great beautiful Christmas projects. I especially like that sweet recipe. Thanks for leaving such a kind comment on my post.

  8. Wowwww Jayne! You have been such a busy girl! All of these projects that you've created are GORGEOUS!!!! Each one is unique in it's own way, but equally stunning! I love them all!

    ps .. lol about chasing your little one with the book. :) hehe ... glad to hear that she had a great comment from her teacher! :) She's got a great Mommy!

    Big Hugs,

  9. so stunning jayne.really love your designs and colours.
    great news on your little girls reading, bribery does work.lol :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Wowser me darlin these are all brilliant and all beautiful. You have been busy bless you , hope your M.E isnt too bad now, im having a rough time with it too aint it horrid!!! you take care of your precious self, stunning cards me lovely sooo beauitful big huggise June xxxxx

  11. Good Morning, all your creations are just stunning.
    I love the Recipe for Christmas Stamp
    Happy Crafting



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