Friday, 31 May 2013

It's Not In the Stars... Another LOTV Sneak Peek

Morning.. I have another LOTV sneak peek from you this morning using another set from the quotables and a vintage background stamp too.  Now I have gone for something a little different but I hope it's still fairly CAS... They lend them selves well to a bit of vintage and this is my interpretation!

Card Recipe:
Quotables (I'll add the name later as I cannot remember :-(...)
Vintage Background: Clocks & Cogs
Dies: Tim Holtz by Sizzix
Distress Inks: Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen

My boss leaves work today, so an extended lunch is on the cards and a few drinks later.. not too many mind you as I'm going to be demonstrating at the open day tomorrow at Lili Of The Valley... along with Fleur and Lou!

Hope you can make it across if you are local as you will be able to pick up the new release 12 days early!!!!

Have a great Friday

Jen xx

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Dirt Bike....

Evening... I have another quick card to share with you today... It was Terry, my developers birthday today and I made him this little card and even did some baking last night!  Unfortunately there are no cakes left but here is the card to show you...

Card Recipe:
Image: Dirt Bike Mike from Kenny K
ProMarkers & FlexMarkers
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Washi Tape: Stampin Up

I'm off to do a little impromptu crafting.... love it when that happens

Jen xx

Birthday Star.. Seize The Birthday #18

Morning... It's time for a new challenge at Seize The Birthday and this week It's one of my sketches... Here it is!!!

I decided to twist the sketch.. sorry the photo is awful... not sure what was going on :-(      

Card Recipe:
Sentiment & DP: Stampin Up
Star Die: Sizzix
Embossing Folder: Die-licious

Right.... back to work now :-(

Jen xxx

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

Sorry the day has run away from me today and I completely forgot to post this little cutie this morning... I found this stamp in the bargain bin at the local garden centre... great find! I have paired it with a sneak peek from the new Quotable Range from Lili of The valley.. The sentiment seems perfect!

Card Recipe:
Sentiment: LOTV Quotables - New release 12th June 2013
Image: Marianne Designs
Flex and Promarkers
Ribbon: Stampin Up

So much for work calming down.... although I'm sure it will get better in the next couple of weeks...

See you all tomorrow

Jen xx

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Wild Orchids... Passion For ProMarkers #200 Add Lace, Ribbon or Twine

Morning... Did everyone enjoy the long weekend? shame about the rain yesterday, but it allowed me to catch up on a little crafting although not as much as I would have liked.  I've had no computer for the majority of the weekend either... Not sure what is wrong with it but it's not playing ball... Al spent all of Saturday trying to save and back up everything so it was out of use and now everything needs to go back on it, which means it will still be out of action for the majority of the week.

Right, that's enough waffling, it's time for another challenge at Passion For ProMarkers and this week the theme is...
Add Ribbon, Lace or Twine
We also have a fabulous new sponsor for this week... Stephanie from Clearly Besotted!! Here is my card using one of her fabulous stamps... this is def my favourite so far!

Card Recipe:
Image & Sentiment: Clearly Besotted Thinking Of You
Lace: The Ribbon Girl
Pearl card from Anna Marie Designs

I'll hopefully see you tomorrow...

Jen xxx

Monday, 27 May 2013

The Potting Shed.. CAS Monday With LOTV #10

Wow, week 10 of my challenge already... that means I have used 10 stamps from the huge stash... only a few more to go lol!! Anyhow, here is the card for this weeks CAS Monday with LOTV.  The little mice are some of my favourites...

Card Recipe:
Image: Potting Shed from LOTV
Distress Markers
Sentiment: LOTV, Mum from Stampin Up
Twine: East Of India

We were hoping to get up to Cartmel Races today, but the forecast of rain has put a stop to that.... Hopefully I'll be able to sneak some crafting in ...


Sunday, 26 May 2013

Three Simple Rules... The Paper Players #147

Morning Players... sorry a bit later today but my computer decided crash yesterday so spent all night backing up loads of stuff...  We have another fabulous challenge for you at The Paper Players this week.. A Sketch by LeAnne.  Here it is...

I've used another fab sentiment from the Pretty Vintage Range from LOTV released next month.  Here it is...

Card Recipe:
Sentiment: LOTV Quotables
DPs: My Minds Eye
Enamel Accents from Inkssentials
Mini Stapler.

Right.. I'm off to do some gardening and then a BBQ later with some friends coming up from down south...

Jen xxx

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Have a Little Giggle..

Morning LIMettes... so this week didn't get any quieter at work, but the company finally floated on the stock exchange yesterday so it will either calm down or get more manic in the weeks to come :-(
This week the recipe over at Less Is More is...
We would like your cards to make us giggle this week... Here are mine...

I've used a fantastic set from this months sponsor for my first card this week.  It's simply coloured with flexmarkers and mounted on a red card base. The edges have been pierced using my score bug tool and hougie board.

My second card uses a sneak peek of the new pretty vintage range from lili of the valley.  It's a fabulous sentiment from a set called "Quotables - Friendship". I have stamped it in black onto kraft card stock and then used clear glitter to make it sparkle, although you cannot really tell in the photo.  I have finished it off with some faux stitching around the edge.

I'm just glad it's the bank holiday and I can chill out for a couple of days. I'm off to visit my blog friend Rach this afternoon and then the flicks tonight. Tomorrow is reserved for a BBQ and a bit of crafting and Monday is a full day of crafting and getting ahead for the next few weeks...

Hope you have a great day

Jen xx

Starburst of Flowers.. Sketch Saturday #260

Morning Sketchers...  It's time for a new sketch over at Sketch Saturday and it's a bit of crazy one for you today.  Again you can keep it CAS or bling it up!!

Here is my card...

Card Recipe:
All Items from Stampin Up unless stated.
Secret Garden Stamp & Die Bundle
Calyso Coral DP
Ribbon in Old Olive

Right I'll be back in a bit with this weeks new Less Is More challenge

Jen xx

Friday, 24 May 2013

Fabulous Birthday... LOTV Sneak Peek

Morning... So I have the first of a series of sneak peeks from the new Lili Of The Valley's Pretty Vintage range.  This is a set of 26 yes 26 A5 clear stamp sets that will be available on-line from midnight June 12th ... However if you can't wait until then you can pick them up from the shop from June 1st and also at Stamp Magic in Doncaster on June 9th...

LOTV: Fabulous
Inks: Stampin Up Markers
Twine: The Ribbon Girl

I hope you like them... I'll be back with more in the next few days....

Jen xxx

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Bundle Of Love!

So I am really late posting this after a day off yesterday... I just needed to step away from blog land even for 24 hours and I feel a little refreshed and a lot less pressured!

I got home from work today and it felt  like Christmas... Lots of parcels... One from Penny Black from the US, a couple of new CDs and most importantly the new stamps from LOTV to start sneak peeks... and I'll have my first one tomorrow!! But before that I thought I would share a little card I made earlier in the week...

Card Recipe:
Image: Stampin Up
DPs: Stampin UP
Buttons & Twine Stampin Up

Right.. I'm off to use my new goodies and listen to my new music... please come back to see what I have created!

Jen xx

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Me and My Dad... Passion For Promarkers #199 Anniversary.. Anything Goes

Morning... So it's time for another challenge at Passion For Promarkers and this week it's a special one!!  It's our 4th Anniversary!!  We have lots of sponsors for you this week and the whole team is taking part too....
As it's a special challenge we have a really easy theme for you of "anything goes", although please note we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.
To be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.  As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual .  Here we go.....

Letraset Logo
Letraset are offering one lucky winner a pack of their Limited Edition Spring/Summer Promarker 12 pack
Michele R designs logo
Whimsy Stamps/Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of $10.00 worth of digi papers
Saturated canary banner
Saturated Canary are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice
Bearly Mine Designs shop badge
Bearly Mine Designs are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store
Dies to Die For logo
Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store
Wow we told you there were amazing prizes didn’t we – definitely lots of reasons to join in the fun this week!!

So here is my creation for this week...

Card Recipe:
Image: Pollycraft
Sentiment: Stampin UP

Right ... that's all from me for today... another crazy day at work...

Jen xx

Monday, 20 May 2013

Get Well Bunny... CAS Monday with LOTV #9

Morning... I've got to be quick today but I wanted to get this posted....  Before I show you the card I wanted to show you this...


 I have some exciting news for you today... LOTV are having a May Madness sale! For 48 hours until Wed at 9.30am (UK time) there is 10% off all orders over £20.00

This weeks card isn't one of my favourites... I messed up on the sentiment :-(

Card Recipe:
Image: Get Well Bunny
DPs: Stampin Up

I also promised I would show you how I store my LOTV stamps... here are a couple of pics...

The carousel is from 7Gypsies .. although I am not sure if you can still get them!

I recently labelled them all up so I didn't have to search for the name of the stamps when using them.... for an hours work it makes it so much easier...

Thanks to everyone who has been joining in with my little self challenge... I really love seeing what you do!!

Right... that's all from me for now

Jen xxx

Sunday, 19 May 2013

We Are Sailing... The Paper Players #146

Morning... so a really quick card I made for this weeks The Paper Players challenge where this week the theme is...

I decided to use one of my favourite stamps from last years SU catalogue.  Here is my card...

I'm not 100% sure on the sentiment placement lol... but at the moment I never seem happy with my cards :-(.

Got to rush.... need to drop off my card box at Mums so she can take to church and forgot to take it last night! I dare not as it's super full and I really need to sell some more!

Jen xx

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Bumblebee Gratitude... Sketch Saturday #259

Morning Sketchers.. I'm a little bit late today but we have a new sketch for you at Sketch Saturday.  This one is pretty simple, but remember you can bling it up or keep it CAS.

I made a really quick card last night whist having a glass or too at Lizy's as I had forgot about it with the crazy work week.  This is what I came up with...

Card Recipe:
Image: Stampin Up
Sentiment: Stampin Up
DP: Stampin Up
Border Punch: Stampin Up

Right... that's all from me for now...

Jen xxx

Cats or Dogs?

Morning LIMettes... Wow what a week at work.  First of all I'm sorry if i did not get to visit you this week, my usual lunchtime jaunt around blog world was disrupted this week with lots of projects ending and a few shocks in the work place that threw me for six. I hope things get back to normal this week.  I have to write my final presentation for launch on Monday today (working on a Saturday :-( not good)  then hopefully I can chill out for the first time in 7 days.
Anyhow, enough waffling, this week we have a theme challenge at Less Is More and we want to see
Cats and/or Dogs
On your creations this week.  We know you can use your imagination if you don't have any stamps with these lovely critters on. I only managed to get one card made this week... Here it is...

Of course I picked cats for my card.

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV
Ribbon & Coloured Card: Stampin Up Melon Mambo.

I completely forgot to add any pearls to the flower centres before I took the photos too...

Hope you have a great weekend.

Jen xxxx

Friday, 17 May 2013

You are in my Thoughts & Prayers

Morning... I've got to be quick this morning so I have a little card using a fabulous set from Clearly Besotted...

Card Recipe:
Image & Sentiment: Clearly Besotted

Sorry I have to rush ... crazy week and no chance of slowing down for a while...

Jen xx

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Ladybug Birthday .. Seize the Birthday #17

Morning.. wow where has the last fortnight gone ... It's time for another challenge at Seize The Birthday and we have another fabulous sketch for you....

We are sponsored this week by Bugaboo Stamps and I decided to us this cutie from my large digi stash.. I printed the Large Vintage Dots in black from Pink Petticoat directly onto a red card blank to match the little ladybugs...

Card Recipe:
Image: Bugaboo
ProMarkers & FlexMarkers
Twine: East Of India
Sentiment: LOTV
Buttons: The Ribbon Girl

Right .. That's all from me.... See you tomorrow

Jen xxx

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Inspire... In Loving Memory Of A Fabulous Crafter!

Morning.. So a few weeks ago Carol from Crafting For All Seasons emailed the old DT that Dawn Austin had worked with and asked if we would take part in a challenge in her memory.. The 2nd Birthday of Crafting For All Seasons.  Of course I said yes!! The theme is for this challenge is
Think Pink
Dawn passed away in February after an epic battle against cancer.  Here is my tribute to a wonderful crafter!

Card Recipe:
Hearts: Sizzix
DP: Stampin Up Twitterpatted
Sentiment: Stampin Up

Hope you can join in to help us celebrate a life! Pop by the rest of the team to see what they have created too...

Jen x

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

To My Friend...

Morning.. A very quick card for you today using the new hexagon die from Clearly Besotted May release. It was a great way to use up all those scraps of DPs I had....

CAS(e) This Sketch: #27

Card Recipe:
Hexagon Die: Clearly Besotted
DP: My Minds Eye
Sentiment: Stampin Up Friendly Phrases
Stampin Up Ticket Punch

I'll be back tomorrow with a very special guest appearance at one of my old DTs... I hope you can pop by and take a look!!

Jen xx

Monday, 13 May 2013

Tiptoeing Fairy.. CAS Monday With LOTV #8

Morning.. I thought at one point this weekend I wouldn't manage this weeks LOTV card... I think the rain dampened my mojo! Anyhow it's week 8 of CAS Monday with LOTV and I've used one of the very first stamps released!  How cute is this one?

I've organised my stamps and labelled them all up (what else does a crafter do when the mojo is love... re-organise) I'll try and remember to take a photo for next week!! So I'm going through them one by one using some of the oldest and favourites!!

Card Recipe:
Image: Fairy On Tiptoe LOTV
Sentiment: LOTV
Flexmarkers and Copics (Hair)
Ribbon: Stampin Up
Glitter from Stash
Perfect Pearls (along the grass)

Thanks to everyone who has been showing me their fabulous creations each week!!

I'm going to have a really busy week at work.... Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow!

Jen xxx

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Congratulations .. The Paper Players #145

Morning Players.  Wow where did last week go... It's time for another challenge at The Paper Players and this week we have a fabulous colour challenge.  Here are the colours...

I made a really quick card using up some scraps of DP and one of my new stamp sets...

Card Recipe:
In Colour 2012-2014 DPs Stampin Up
Ribbon: Midnght Muse
Stamps: A Fitting Occassion
Punches: Curly Label, 1" circle

I'm hoping to get some serious crafting done today.... I've tidied up in prep to get started as soon as brunch is eaten! See you all later...

Jen xxx

Saturday, 11 May 2013

A Colourful Blank

Morning LIMettes.  So it's time for another challenge at Less Is More and this week it's everyone's favourite .. One Layer Card Week!!! This week we want to see you use a 
coloured card blank
Here are my creations...

The first card is a bit bright !!!

Card Recipe:
Image: Stampin Up Need For Speed
Red Flexmarker
Sentiment: Stampin Up

I kept my second card a lot simpler and used a fabulous new set from Clearly Besotted May release.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Honeycombe
Pale Blue Pearl card blank

I hope you all give this a go this week...

Jen xx

Deckchair Dreaming... Sketch Saturday #258

Morning sketchers... wow Saturday already and I have a very quick card for you today for the new Sketch Saturday challenge.  Here is this weeks sketch...

I have kept my card really simple this week... here it is!!

Card Recipe:
Image: Deckchair Dreaming LOTV
Sentiment: LOTV
Background stamps: Clearly Besotted Background Builder
ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.
Ribbon: Stampin Up

Thanks for taking a peak today!

Jen xxxx

Friday, 10 May 2013

Birthday Balloons

Afternoon.. I have another super cas LOTV card for you today... A quick birthday card I made for a friend last week and I know she has received it now so I am ok to post a little picture!

Sorry the photos are so dark... not sure what's going on there but I have been messing with the setting on my camera and really need to put them back!

Card Recipe:
Image: LOTV Birthday Balloons
DP: Pink Petticoat Isabelline Collection
Sentiment: LOTV

I'm glad it's Friday!! See you tomorrow..

Jen xx

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Theme Thursday at Ideas To Inspire....

Evening.... Just a quick note to say that every Thursday over at the Ideas to Inspire blog will be....

This week the theme is.....


Hope you can take a peek...

Jen xxx

Giraffe For You...

Morning... I was hoping to get loads of crafting done last night but my mojo was hiding, no where to be found so all I managed was this little card :-(

Card Recipe:
Image: Zoo Review Stampin Up
Natural Ribbon Stampin Up
DP: Stampin Up

I'm hoping I find my mojo today as loads of cards to make to try and get ahead for fathers day ready for my mum to take the box to church next weekend...

That's it for now...

Jen xx

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Make A Wish

Morning... a really quick card for today using a super cute little Penny Black mouse I coloured with distress markers when I was playing with them last week. I've cut out this one and mounted it simply onto a aperture.

Card Recipe:
Image: Penny Black
Sentiment: Penny Black
Distress Markers
Word Window punch from Stampin Up
EF from Sizzix

I'm hopefully going to get a bit of crafting done tonight! See you tomorrow

Jen xx

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Happy Birthday To You... Passion For Promarkers #197

Morning.. What a lovely day it is. Did everyone in the UK have a great bank holiday? I've a really quick card to show you today as it's another challenge at Passion For ProMarkers and this week the theme is ... Birthdays.  We are sponsored this week by the lovely Lili Of The Valley. Here is my card using a recent release....

Card Recipe:
Image: It Takes Two LOTV
Sentiment: Simply Sophisticated LOTV
DPs: Pink Petticoat Vintage Dots (large?)

Kept it simple as always...  I just love how cute these guys are !

Catch up with you all later...

Jen xx