Sunday, 29 January 2012

Super fast post!


This is a super fast post as I have a poorly sick little girl to look after at the moment! 

I bought this Magnolia a few weeks ago as it was in a sale at my local craft shop and I couldn't resist!  I've used the Me to You Spring Chic DPs again! I really ought to get another pack. The sentiment is LOTV - where would we be without them? The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts as is the ribbon. I've just received another box of yummy flowers from WOC - I think my husband thinks I have some kind of compulsive flower buying disorder!! I coloured it with copics but struggled with the hair. If I get some peace tonight I might try to get on with some colouring.

Hope that you all have a lovely evening and a great week - fingers crossed that we have a snow free week!! Hugs, Jayne x

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge - A Card for a Boy!


Any excuse to get that Whimsy Stamp banner die out again! How blooming cute is that die? The stamp is the Astronaut from Lili of the Valley - don't you just love the little rabbit peeping out of the rocket? I've coloured the image with copics. The gorgeous papers are from the Polkadoodles Paper Boutique Volume 3 - there are lots of scrummy backing papers on this CD. The sentiment is also LOTV.



We are sponsored this week by the lovely people over at NitWit Collections (now this is a prize I really wouldn't mind winning!!).


So hop on over to Lili's Little Fairies and have a look at all the scrumptious cards made by the DT this week and get entering! Good luck!

Big fairy hugs, have a great day, Jayne xx

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

My first Saturated Canary!!!!

Is it just me, or, is Saturated Canary quite an odd name? I like it, but I can't think where it might come from. Am I missing something vital? I suppose the only thing that counts is that every digi stamp on the website is absolutely scrummy! I allowed myself to buy only 2 - how long was I trying to make up my mind! LOL!! I'll be visiting the shop again as soon as I have more pennies. Hehehe.

This is my very first attempt at colouring Gothica (gotta love the name), so stand back a bit, squint and it looks ok! I won't say how long it took me to colour it but I'm going to practise some more.


The DPs are the Apothecary Emporium from Echo Park Paper. I wish they did them in red and purple too. I swished a bit of black soot distress ink at them for good measure.The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I think the ribbon is from The Range (I love a bargain!). The clock die is the Sizzix Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die and I'm using it all the time. It makes a nice change from a doily!!

I'm going to enter the card into the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog if I can muster up enough courage lol.

Finally, this next masterpiece was created by my daughter - a family portrait. I cut the people pieces out but she decorated and stuck everything herself. I think it's a great job for a girl of 4.



Hope that you're all having a great week. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments; it makes my week. Hugs, Jayne xx

The Stampman 'Red' Challenge link here.

Saturated Canary Challenge Blog link here.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Every cloud has a silver lining!

 
I decided to make a card with the free papers from the latest issue of Creative Cardmaking (Issue 37). The papers are from the totally scrumptious Promises NitWit Collection. All purples and aquas; what's not to love lol!

I wanted to send the card in for the 'Your Cardmaking' competition. You have to make a card using the free papers and the first prize is £50 to spend in your local craft shop! I won this month and am off to spend the lolly this Sunday :) Anyway to cut my rambling short I now can't enter because the lovely editor has asked me to become part of the Creative Cardmaking team and contribute regular articles! To a normal person this is probably no big deal but to me it's like becoming part of the human race again. It's a long story; suffice it to say that having to give up work 4 years ago broke my heart. Now it feels like perhaps the Universe had a great plan for me after all!

I'll show all the pictures and go watch NCIS! Rizzoli and Isles are back next week :)


The pictures were taken in a hurry because I needed to post it! Do I still need to apologise for the photography or does it go without saying?

I love these page book cards - Edna what have you done! They're addictive! The image on the front of the card is by LOTV as is the sentiment inside the 'book'. The flowers and ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
 The hearts are the scalloped hearts from Spellbinders.




Ok, enough pictures! The heart on the front of the box is a NitWit topper from the magazine. It's a great magazine; the papers are good quality not printed on shiny magazine paper as in some mags. You know, like the ones you can't use because the tear and crinkle.

I'm going to enter this into the 'Anything Goes' challenge over at the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Blog

I have rambled for England and given you all a 'death by photo' experience. We probably all need a cuppa and a biscuit now.  Big hugs, Jayne xx

Thursday, 19 January 2012

LLF Challenge - Lavender and Lace


The DT have made some beautiful cards this week. Mine, however, just isn't working for me! If I'd not felt so yucky I would have done another, but, hey, don't sweat the small stuff as they say!!

So, I'm going to concentrate on the bits I do like. The backing paper is from the wonderful Polkadoodles sweet stuff CD. I've distressed the edges with picket fence crackle paint. The lace is lovely and is from my local Samuel Taylor's craft shop. The crown hat pins are scrumptious and are from Wild Orchid Crafts as are the flowers. The beautiful image is the girl with boa from LOTV.

I hope that you can play along with us at Lili's Little Fairies. It's a lovely challenge this week so I hope you get to join in - you can't do a worse job than me this week!!!

Thank you all for joining us last week - what a great turn out; all the entries were beautiful. Big crafty hugs, Jayne xx

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Something bright and cheery!


How beautiful is this image? Doesn't it just put some joy into your soul? I decided I needed to work with something bright and cheery this morning and this image from the Jane Shasky 'From the heart of the Garden' (Joanna Sheen) really fitted the bill!

The ribbon is part of the Joanna Sheen blog hop prize I won a while back - it certainly fits the bill for bright and cheery!!! The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment is LOTV. The border punch is my much used X Cut flower doily punch. 

I know it's a super quick card but I need an 'all occasion' batch to sell so I'm back to CD crafting to speed up the process.

Hope that all is good with you, big crafty hugs, Jayne xx

Friday, 13 January 2012

Kaboodledoodles' 'firework/celebration' challenge


Super quick post today! This is for the challenge over at Kaboodledoodles (link here ). The firework paper is from a Me to You Christmas paper pack.The stamp is LOTV and is the first time it's been inked! It's super cute. The flowers, lace and ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I have been a super naughty girl and ordered the whole Strawberry Kisses set from Crafter's Companion. It's the second day of my diet - I have to take my mind off food somehow!

I'm off to go and sit on the naughty step but I'll be off it at 9pm for the start of the new season of NCIS! How excited am I?  The last season of Law and Order: Criminal Intent starts Sunday and Harry's Law starts again on Monday! Yippeeeeeee! I'm one happy couch potato.

Hungry hugs, Jayne xx

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Favourite LOTV stamp and grateful thanks.

This week over at Lili's Little Fairies the challenge is 'Favourite LOTV stamp'. I think that this may be my all time favourite stamp of any make - I just love this girl's attitude. This is going to be my daughter in about 4 years time!!! Thankfully, I was organised enough to make this card before this blasted pain started!

How gorgeous are these Papermania Portobello Road papers? Now, Fairy Elise laughed when I said this, but, these papers made me think of the Sex Pistols which encouraged me to go for the distressed look! It's the Union Jack thing, Vivienne Westwood, Malcolm McLaren - you see where I was going don't you? Hmmm.

The Union Jack ribbon is also Papermania - gorgeous isn't it? The bunting is a Whimsy Stamps 'banner' die. The bakers twine and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I distressed pretty much everything with antique linen and walnut stain distress ink. The image is coloured with copics.

It's been a rough old week and I wanted to say a big thank you to my blogging buddies for sending get well wishes. Extra special thanks to Edna and Hazel who are also not feeling great but took the time to send hugs. I'm so grateful, your warm wishes are a boost to morale and keeping me going at the moment.

Don't forget to join us over at Lili's Little Fairies - there's great candy from the Ribbon Girl to be won!

Hope that you all have a great week, big fairy hugs, Jayne xx

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Jayne Netley Mayhew Floral Card.

I bought this CD when it was on offer at Joanna Sheen and, as I'm not feeling too great at the moment, thought I would make life a bit easier and do some CD crafting. It's a lovely image and the card was quick and simple and nothing too taxing on the brain!

The beautiful edge punch is the X Cut flower doily border punch and I'm using it to death!! The flowers and seam binding are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is, of course, LOTV.

Hopefully, at some point soon, I'll be on top of the pain and up to doing something a bit more adventurous! I tried some colouring yesterday which turned out to be a BIG mistake! Really, how much of a pig's ear can you make of a LOTV image!!!!

Big hugs, Jayne x

Friday, 6 January 2012

Any excuse to get the gems out!!!!

This is one of those cards that just kept going wrong and so the finished article is nothing like I had envisaged! Not sure that it was a 'happy accident' - more a case of 'I started so I'll finish'. It ties in with the Joanna Sheen challenge 'Celebrations', Crafter's Companion 'Love is in the Air' (link here ) and Kaboodle Doodles 'Let's Celebrate' (link here ) so I'll be trying to remember how do all the linky things!
I'm super sorry for the wonky photo - I can't even say that I'd partaken of large quantities of falling down water. I was stone cold sober - just pants with the camera! The beautiful stamp and sentiment are from LOTV. The hearts are the Cheery Lynn Designs Heart to Heart Lace Doily dies (again) and the scalloped heart nestabilities. The papers are from Wild Rose Studios 'Wedding Bells' pack. I haven't bought any Wild Rose paper packs before but this pack is all muted silvers and golds and really delicate. The flowers and ribbon are from WOC. I've coloured the image with copics - I'm awaiting another delivery from Cult Pens (shhh, don't tell my man!)
I'm going to attempt to enter these into the challenges and then I'm off for a cuppa. When, oh when, is NCIS coming back to FX? Fridays aren't the same without it! Big hugs, Jayne xx

Hmmm, the linking did NOT go well! Managed to post the wrong card on the CC challenge and post the same card twice on the JS challenge!! Note to self: do not try anything computery whilst husband is at Sainsbury's!

Super quick post . . .

It's been a great week for nice news for me. Jane Shasky contacted me earlier in the week to ask if she could put a picture of one of my cards on her blog (link here ). I was really thrilled and said yes super quick! Jane's fabulous art work is featured on the Joanna Sheen 'From the heart of the garden' CD. It's a great CD to add to your collection - a real 'all rounder.' Beautiful toppers and the backing papers are scrumptious (because, let's face it, we all NEED more beautiful papers!).

The second piece of cheery news is that I've won the Stampman 'Techniques' challenge. It's the first time I've entered and the card was a real challenge and was way out of my comfort zone. Sometimes I need a bit of encouragement to stray from cute girlie cards but I'm glad I did!

I have a card to post but my fingers are turning blue with cold so I'm off to get a cuppa and perhaps a biscuit or two and will be back this evening to post a bejewelled wedding card. Big hugs, Jayne x

Thursday, 5 January 2012

New Beginnings . . .

Over at the new Lili's Little Fairies Challenge Blog this week's challenge is the aptly named New Beginnings. I've never been on a Design Team before so it's a new beginning for me! Jacqui's put a lot of hard work into putting the blog together and I'm sure it's going to be loads of fun - if you get the chance hop over and join us!

The stamp and sentiment are both LOTV. The flowers and corner are Wild Orchid Crafts. The papers are more of the Tatty Teddy Springtime collection - I can't stop using these papers and am considering buying another pad! The beautiful heart is one of the Cheery Lynn Designs Heart to Heart Lace Doily die (I found it after a long search - phew!)

Hope you get a chance to join in the challenge. Happy crafting, hugs Jayne xx

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Don't Forget Thursday . . . .

Nearly time for Lili's Little Fairies first Challenge Blog! It kicks off on Thursday and it would be great if you could join us - I'm a tad nervous! More details here.

In the meantime it's back to my favourite Tilda. I haven't had chance to do much crafting with the school holidays; I've spent most of the day making play doh ice cream with my daughter. This is one of the very few cards I've managed to finish - couldn't resist using these scrummy papers.


The papers are Tatty Teddy spring collection and are just beautiful.The flowers and ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts - my husband nearly passed out when I told him I needed to buy more flowers. Boys just don't get it, do they? The butterfly is a Magnolia Doohickey and the heart is a new purchase from Joanna Sheen's very wobbly shelves, Cheery Lynn Designs Heart to Heart Lace Doily die. I seem to have temporarily mislaid my new dies and am probably going to spend the rest of the evening looking for them :(

I'm off to go hunting hearts of the die cutting variety. Wish me luck! Have a great evening, hugs, Jayne xx