Monday, 27 February 2012

Anything but a square over at Saturated Canary!

I didn't think I'd get to join in this week - how grumpy was I? But, my little cherub is now much better and the pox is definitely on its way out. Yeah!!! You really wouldn't want me as your nurse - I am rubbish!

I finally got around to making another Finnish Star yesterday. I was going to do some photos for a tutorial but my daughter was 'helping' me and there was no way I could take photos and keep little hands from destroying the star, lol. Maybe next time. The good news is that I made this one from memory so they're not that hard, are they! How utterly divine is this paper. Why am I so tight? I am bought one piece and now I've got everything crossed that the craft shop hasn't sold out. It's from the My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found collection, Blush "Better" Blossom Paper. Gosh it's so lovely. It took me ages to pluck up the courage to cut into it!! Hehe.

The image is the gorgeous Canary Love, from Saturated Canary. How much do I love these digis? From memory I used the following copics: C7, C5, C3, C1, C0,  R39, R37, R35, R32, R81, R83, R85, promarkers blush, vanilla, ivory, dusky pink.


The flowers are from WOC as is the ribbon and the gorgeous hatpins are from Creative Expressions.

I am going to try to enter this into the Saturated Canary blog challenge but you know how crazy bad I am with the whole linky thing!! Have a great evening, hugs, Jayne xx

Saturday, 25 February 2012

A Miss With Attitude!

This is definitely my favourite Saturated Canary. This is an odd colour combo but it's growing on me and Miss Gothica looks great in any colour!
I made this a couple of weeks ago before my daughter got ill and before my mojo went walkabout!! I'll try and remember what I used:

Apothecary Emporium papers - Echo Park Paper (why did I not buy two pads???)
Tim Holtz Sizzix Weathered Clock die
WOC flowers
Creative Expressions Hat Pins
Copics - C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, E43, E41, E40, Pro marker, Ivory, Blush, Dusky Pink (I'm saving up for Copic skin colours!!!)

I really want to make another Finnish Star to go with the Canary Love Saturated Canary image but I don't know if I have the energy! Maybe I'll try some colouring and try the star tomorrow?

Huge thanks to everyone for your kind messages regarding my little one and the pox! Thanks to the ladies of the Joanna Sheen forum there has been much less scratching today and no tears. Here's hoping for some sleep tonight.  Big hugs, Jayne x

Friday, 24 February 2012

Beautiful Freesias!

These are a couple of quick cards that I made last week (before chicken pox-gate!!) Both were made using the Jane Shasky, Heart of the Garden, CD ROM from Joanna Sheen.
Not a huge fan of orange, so I was totally out of my comfort zone, but I LOVE freesias and couldn't resist making a card with the image. I've used the foliage dies and Fleur de Lis Accents from Spellbinders and the X-cut Flower doily border punch. The flowers are from WOC.
This next card I made with a very heavy heart and a fountain of tears! My lovely friend Steve passed away and I needed to make a card for his wife. I really didn't know where to start and must have paced around the house a hundred times. In the end I went for more of an uplifting image and hope it was the right thing to do.
It's been a rough couple of days; I hope that my daughter is soon over the worst of the chicken pox. Gosh, it's just so painful to watch your little one in so much misery.

I'm going to watch Rizzoli and Isles before the scratching starts again! Big hugs, have a great weekend and thank you so much for stopping by. Jayne xxx

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge / Yup, it's definitely the pox!!!

Apologies for the quick post - my daughter came home from school with chicken pox yesterday. Ahhh, the untold joys of motherhood!

My second apology is for the lack of an LLF challenge last week. Mummy Fairy has been poorly so everything has been on hold. The lovely Dawny P is arranging all things LLF until Mummy Fairy is well again. Get well soon Jacqui, we all miss you!!

Ok, so this week the theme is Afternoon Tea. There are lots of LOTV stamps with tea, cake and buns on them so I'm hoping lots of you will play along this week. A theme revolving around cake - what's not to love?!


I love this Teddy Bears Picnic stamp! I didn't have much time this week and am just relieved I managed to get a card done at all. The card ingredients are as follows:

Papermania capsule collection - Burleigh Blue by Jesse Edwards 
Whimsy Stamps - Banner Pennant Die
Spellbinders - Labels 18
Sentiment - Portobello Road - Passport/Postage
WOC Flowers
Copics- B01 B000 B0000 E53 E33 E31 G20 R85 R81
Martha Stewart Punch - Swirling Lace border punch

Hope that you get a chance to join in the fun this week. I'm looking forward to seeing lots of tea and cake on your creations!! Big hugs, Jayne xx

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Land ahoy!!


Gosh, what a week! It may take me a couple of weeks to get over this half term!! I made this card a while ago - I've had no time to carft this week and I'm behind with my LOTV DT cards so I'm gonna have to get my skates on this week!!

I really love these magnolia pirate stamps; just how cute are they? I've coloured pirate Edwin and the barrel and anchor with copics and then masked the image. I then used Bev Rochester fabulous cloud template and tumbled glass distress ink to create the sky. The ink dusters from Inkylicious are great for this technique. I used the ink dusters again to apply scattered straw distress ink for the sand.

I stamped the woodware map stamp onto Kraft card and distressed it with walnut stain and a touch of black soot distress ink and then coated it with clear rock candy crackle glaze from Ranger - it gives it a nice distress finish. The little bottle is also from Ranger.

To create the seal in the bottom left of the card I heated gold embossing powder in a foil dish and then poured it onto my non-stick craft mat. Before it set I stamped into it with the compass stamp from Creative Expressions (Travel set).

The scrummy papers are from the NitWit collection Land Ho. I know I use these all the time but they are just delish! The wood effect card I've used to make the box comes from a Cute Companions CD - Summer Stories I think.


Have a lovely evening, hugs, Jayne xx

I'm entering the card into the following challenges:
 Kaboodledoodles challenge where boys are boys
Creative Inspirations Wednesdays Challenge blog 'blue, brown and cream' challenge 

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge - Anything Goes!

Gosh, it's that time of the week already! How time flies. This week it's Anything Goes and I hope that we can persuade you to try something a bit different! The sponsors this week are those lovelies at Wild Orchid Crafts. My mojo has seriously gone walkabout (I'm blaming this never ending bug) so I was a bit stuck this week. I remembered seeing this tutorial at Wiccababe on a walk through blogland so I thought I might as well give it a whirl. Apparently it's a Finnish Star!

I wasn't sure whether you'd all think it was a bit bonkers but I kinda like it - it's a bit quirky. You make two four pointed stars and join them together - I was fine until I got to the joining bit and then I was practically wrestling with the blooming thing!! The scrummy paper is Kissing Booth from Basic Grey and a real steal at 35p from my local craft shop! The leaves are from the Martha Stewart punch and the flowers are from WOC. I've just bought some lilac gardenias from WOC and think I'm in love. LOL! I made a card just so I could use one - how tragic am i?
I love this image; it's one of my favourites.
I've done next to no crafting this week as it's half term. We took my daughter to Hobbycraft today to meet Mister Maker from Cbeebies. We were in a really long queue and had to wait an hour and a half which is like a lifetime for a 4 year old! Mister Maker was absolutely lovely though - worth the wait. I have a lovely photo of my daughter with him - I'll try and add it tomorrow. She was sooo thrilled!! Isn't it great when you get it right!
Rizzoli and Isles tonight - yeah! Looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations, big hugs Jayne xx.

PS Thank you for all your lovely comments; they really make my day! xx

I'm entering the 'card' into the Wild Orchid Crafts 'Love Is' challenge - the candy looks scrummy!!!!Also into Joanna Sheen's Challenge 'Love is in the Air'.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Kaboodledoodles 'hearts and flowers' challenge

I haven't felt like crafting lately but when I saw the cute sketch over at Kaboodledoodle I felt like I ought to give it a go. The theme this week is hearts and flowers - what's not to like? And I got to use my new Saturated Canary Miss Pricilla Pie; just how cute are the names!!
 

The papers are from the All Dressed Up stack from DCWV; busy papers scare me but layered up I think these look ok. I really love this digi stamp! I've just received my Pink Punkette download so I'm super excited. The next time I colour, though, I'm not going to let the dog sit on my knee. It gets complicated!!! I've coloured the image with copics and the gorgeous flowers are from WOC. I'm glad I saw the sketch; it motivated me to craft when all else failed! Now I have to go and make a start on my LOTV DT card for Thursday - I wonder where my mojo went?  

I'm entering the card in the kaboodledoodle challenge.

Hugs, Jayne xx

Friday, 10 February 2012

Snow Queens and Saturated Canaries!!

Ok, I'll start with the most important thing - my daughter's fabulous snow queen! She made it on Sunday with the little snow we got. My husband failed to realise that the Snow Queen, with it's splendid tiara, was made in homage to the Snow Queen made by Max and Ruby in a particularly classic episode of the show! We've only seen it a thousand times!
I finally got around to colouring Whispy Fairy from the Saturated Canary range. Just how flipping fabulous are Krista Smith's designs? This is the first thing I've enjoyed making in weeks, although I found that colouring whilst the dog sat on my knee was not ideal! lol! 

The scalloped hearts are the spellbinder nesties and the other is from the Cheery Lynn set of doily heart dies. The silver heart is from my stash. The beautiful pink and red flowers are from WOC. I'd love to tell you what the DPs are but my precious petal scribbled all over the remaining half of the paper in thick black felt tip pen and my husband put it in the bin. How steaming mad was I?!!

I've just realised that my poor fairy has a white ear!! I'm off to go and colour that in. I'm going to enter into the following challenges IF I can remember how to do the linky thing.

TGIF! NCIS tonight :)   Jayne xx 

Saturated Canary 'Red, Pink, and White' Challenge 
Joanna Sheen 'Love is in the Air' Challenge 
Crafter's Companion 'Anything Goes' Challenge
Party Time Tuesday - Valentine's Challenge 
My Mums Craft Shop 'Love is in the air' challenge 

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Lili's Little Fairies - Valentine's Sketch

This week the lovely Jacque gave us a sketch as the challenge theme. If you haven't already seen the totally scrumptious cards made by the DT this week then you have to go check them out - Jacque's card this week is awesome!! How talented is that DT - Elise, June, Chris - all the ladies - it's crafty heaven! I'm trying to soak up all the craftyness I can!!! This is my offering this week - it was done in the midst of my hideous virus - sorry!!


The DPs are from the Wild Rose 'Wedding Bells' stack. I'm liking pink and grey at the moment - good job as there are tons of papers in that stack!! It's the first time I've used this image - it's such a cutie. I've coloured with copics and splashed glitter wherever the mood took me! The large heart is the Cheery Lynn Heart Doily Die. I have to say that this set of dies is making me super grumpy. There are a couple that just won't cut the whole way through. It's always on the exact same part of the die and no matter how I turn it or how many shims I use it's always the same. Frankly, grrrrrr.

The smaller hearts are the scalloped nestie hearts. The little charm is from my stash - think it came from The Works. I found this sketch quite a tricky one to embellish - I might have another go at a card and throw a few more embellies at it!

I'm really looking forward to seeing how you get on with this sketch - good luck. Big fairy hugs, Jayne xx

Friday, 3 February 2012

Magnolia with Ladybird


How cute is this Magnolia? I think she's lovely and she was a bargain so that makes her even lovelier to me!!! I love these First Edition Love Letters papers; I don't usually go for pinks and browns but they're great together! The flowers and ribbon are WOC - I've now run out of pink ribbon and have ordered the wrong colour so I'm just gonna have to order some more. Thing is you have to order more than just ribbon to make it worth the p&p - right? The heart die is the Cheery Lynn heart doily die - I'm getting my moneys worth out of that one. LOL! I've coloured (not very well either but cut me some slack I'm poorly!) with copics.


This bug is not clearing up and the doc said that it's making people poorly for WEEKS! My poor head is throbbing and the twentysomething NEETs from across the road are belting a football about. I have no words.

I sure hope this bug clears soon as I have two new sets of spellbinders to play with! I bought the foliage set and labels 23 from Maddylisa Crafts. I couldn't find the foliage set anywhere so I e-mailed Anne at Maddylisa and she mailed back within hours to say she had them back in stock. Great service and free p&p - I'm super impressed.

Have a great weekend! TGI Friday - NCIS tonight. Woohoo. Hugs, Jayne xx

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge - Spring Colours

It's that Jane Shasky CD again! I love these DPs - such beautiful colours.I am feeling so horrendous that it's going to be a very short and sweet post! This is the first time I've inked this stamp - it's a real cutie. Stamp and sentiment from LOTV. Flowers and ribbon, go on, have a guess! Yep, WOC again. The corner is also from WOC; it was silver until I attacked it with picket fence crackle paint!

Please join us over at Lili's Little Fairies this week. We are very sorry that last weeks winners weren't posted - hopefully they'll be posted this week. Hope Mummy Fairy is returning soon!!

I hope that by the time you read this I will have seen the Quack and know what this earache and sore throat is about. I'm not one for crying but this has got me floored. On top of this, my little one is home poorly sick too! Fingers crossed we'll feel better in the morning. Hugs, Jayne xx