Wednesday, 31 December 2014

A Year In Review!

Morning... So I thought today I would share my favourite cards from 2014.  This year has been a strange one and I haven't done as much crafting as many of you know. I haven't picked once from each month or anything, just those cards I have loved making so there may be a few!!
Finally, thanks for all of your support throughout 2014 and I wish you a prosperous and happy 2015!!

Have a great day

Jen xxx

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Happy 'Forty-Tenth' Birthday!

Morning.. I don't normally show you cards I make for orders but I loved the sentiment on this one! and since I'm still not so well from before Christmas I though I would share this now it has been received!

The dies are from Simon Says for the Happy Birthday and Memory box for the letters and the image was a digi from the now closed Ladybug Crafts Ink...

Hope you all had a great Christmas... I now have the massive job of sorting out my craft room so I
can actually do some crafting!

Jen xxxx

Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas Wreath

Morning.... I had a lovely email from Balsam Hill last week asking I if I would like to receive a 24" Norway Spruce Christmas Wreath which I would then review on my blog.

Now I'm not normally the type of person that does these things, but when I clicked on the link it looked fabulous so said yes :-).  When I arrived I was delighted with the quality and realism of the wreath.  It looked stunning just pulling it out of the box!

I was really hoping to get it decorated before this post but a bad bought of tonsillitis and bronchitis has put a stop to almost everything but I will add pictures later if I get chance.  This is it proudly hanging on the entrance to my hallway!

The branches are so realistic and it it even pre-lit ... here is a little close up....

As you can see, it is a realistic wreath and the quality is amazing... I really want the matching Christmas tree for next year for sure!!

Now for the boring stuff...... You can use it both indoor and outside and the lights are powered by a battery block that is hidden easily behind the wreath whilst still being easily accessible. There are 6 spare bulbs and a tool for changing them (took me ages to figure out what it was though...)

What I really love is that the battery pack has a timer unit in it so once lit it stays on for 6 hours and then goes off for 18 hours unless you manually switch it off.

So thanks to Balsam Hill for this fab product.. I love it and hopefully next year I can get the matching tree.

Hope you all have a great Christmas.... I'm hoping to be a little bit better ....

Jen xxx

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Time To Celebrate and Goodbye to LIM

Morning LIMettes.... Remember Me???  As you may have read over at Less Is More this is my last challenge as part of the DT.  I'm sure I will pop in a a guest every now and then but the new job is meaning I don't have as much time for crafting as I once did with all the travelling.  I'm hoping it will all settle down in the new year but I have had to make the difficult decision to leave the team!
I will still be crafting on a regular basis in the new year etc but I don't have the free time to visit you all every week.

In order to thank you I have some surprise candy to give away.... Don't worry I know you will all love what it is!!
  All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post and I will pick when the challenge ends! 
This weeks challenge is "Family" and it will run for 2 weeks over the Christmas Period. 

Here is my final card for as part of the LIM DT...

I have used a super fun little image from Tiddly Inks Monterous Party .... It is perfect for my LIMett family!
I have coloured them in with Copics and it's finished off with a sentiment from Clearly Besotted Stamps Back To Basics collection!

Hope you all have a great Saturday!

Jen xxx

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Birthday In The Stars.. and Some Travel Pics

Morning... Yes I know it's been a while... I've been on my travels with work for the best part of a month but I thought I would pop in and show you a few pics from my travels and I even have a card to share!

So here are some photos from Vienna....

And from Bangalore, India!

Now for my card..... It was my good friend Rachel's birthday last week and i managed to squeeze in a little card making before I went there on Friday for our jail break! Here it is.... 

The word die is of course one of my favourites from Clearly Besotted Stamps, the stars are from a Lil' Inkers die and were left from another card and the card stock is blackberry bliss and lost lagoon from Stampin Up! 

I used the sketch over at CASe This Sketch #103 for the card ... love how they can ease you back into card making after a break of a few weeks...

That's it from me for today... Hopefully I'll be back soon