Saturday 31 January 2015

ATCAS - Hugs & Kisses

Hello...Today we have a new challenge over at Addicted to teamie the lovely Deepti  is hosting this week and she has chosen a great code word for you.

Here's my card...

I used a MFT 'Love' die and the DP is by Stampin' Up.

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Why don't you pop over to ATCAS and see what the rest of the DT have created and I hope you will join us this week.

Happy Crafting


Thursday 29 January 2015


Hi...I cant believe its Thursday...where has this week gone...time seems to be flying by....anyway today I have a sweet LOTV to share.....
The pencils came out for this one...its been a while since I coloured an image like this and I'm definitely a bit rusty.  I wanted to give the impression that's its night time..not sure I managed it.
As I was colouring I remembered when I was little I didn't like the moon and my Dad would sit me on the kitchen window sill and we would look at it together...for some reason he called the moon Phoebe  I have no idea why...he would say to me 'look Phoebe's looking at you...say goodnight to Phoebe'....I have to say I was very small so this must be one of my earliest memories.  Its weird what pops into your mind and you suddenly remember these kind of things. Dear Old 'Popski' isn't with us anymore he passed away about 15yrs ago but I think he must have been looking over my shoulder today.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday 28 January 2015

A Little Miss You....

Hello again....twice in one day!!  I just had to share this little sweetie with you....

The sweet image is from a Mama Elephant set - I My Heart -I stamped the 'grass' background using a MFT Abstract stamp and used the little grass and flower stamps that come with the set. She is coloured with pencils and cut her out using the coordinating dies.  I finished with a few pearls...
Well the weather here is turning wintry as we speak, so it looks like another day in the craft
Happy Crafting
Jan xxx

A First !

Hi Guys....I'm back today with a 'first'.  I have been drooling over the fab shakers cards that have been appearing around blogland so I had to have a go....

I used a sweet Paper Smooches loving these stamps...just ordered some more!!....the background DP is from a Lili of the Valley pad... I did the usual stuff with frames, 3D tape and acetate and filled with sequins and teeny tiny beads.  I'm quite pleased with it...just  hope I've done it right!!
Happy Crafting

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Just a Pop....

Hello...Happy Tuesday!....yesterday I was playing with some first thought was something for the Less is More challenge but I just couldn't pull it together.  This morning I went in to my craft room to tidy up from yesterdays mess  make and the little watercolour flower was 'waving' at me and so I just had to sit down and give it a
so here is just a little 'POP' of colour.....

The sentiment is from a CBS set and the flower is cut from a MFT die.  Sorry about the dreary pic the light here isn't good today and for some reason the sequins look fluorescent...grrr.
Enjoy your day
Happy Crafting!

Monday 26 January 2015


Hi Guy's hope this finds you well, I've been a little quiet for a few days as I had my sister staying.  We had a great time and had a trip out to the Lili of the Valley shop.  Now I haven't made a 'full on card' for a long time now, but I do like the sweet LOTV images and I did buy some...I also bought some of their paper pads as they are so 'clean a crisp'. 
Anyway...I managed to get into the craft room today and here is my card for this weeks Less is More sketch challenge.

I used a sweet Paper Smooches stamp set and coloured the Buzzy Bee with Promarkers..I cut him out using the matching die.  I embossed a strip of white card stock with a honeycombe folder and matted that on a piece of yellow Bassill card. I mounted that and the image using 3D pads.  Stamped the sentiment for the set and finished with sprinkles.
Right I off to chasing up the plumber...the tiling is done but now need the basin, loo, and shower to be put back!  Thought he was coming today...still no show!..grrrrr
Happy Crafting

Wednesday 21 January 2015

CAS -Friends

Hi Guy's....I hope you're keeping nice and warm....well it's very chilly here in my part of Yorkshire...we've had some snow on Sunday and it's still with us...but nothing since though some have been promised for today!

Its a perfect excuse to stay cosy in the craft room so I have a card to share for this weeks Less is More theme challenge - Friends.

I used a memory box die 'Prim Poppy' and the back ground die is by Lil'inker Designs.  I cut the poppy from white cardstock and water coloured it.  When dry I covered the petals with glossy accents and then dipped in TH dry rock candy glitter.  I cut a corner off the background die cut and added a little scalloped edge just to add a little colour and stamped a CBS sentiment on the card base behind. I finished with some Doodlebug sprinkles.
Do pop over and check out the DT creations...great inspiration.

Saturday 17 January 2015

ATCAS - World

 Hello.... Happy Saturday to you...I'm so excited as this is my first card as a member of the fabulous
Addicted to CAS Design Team.
It is also the first challenge of the New Year and is being hosted by the lovely Jaydee.
Here is the code word she has chosen for you -

and here's my card...

I used  a MFT abstract stamp and distress ink for the background and a beautiful Penny Black sentiment stamp.  I chose the colour as it mentions the sky and the ocean and just added a red heart and finished with sequins.
I do hope you will come and join us this week.  look forward to seeing your creations.
Have Fun!
Happy crafting


Friday 16 January 2015

Oh My !


Thank you ladies, I'm truly, truly thrilled....
Happy Crafting

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Just to Share....

Hello again, hope this find you all well today.
I had a really good day in the craft room yesterday and managed to make a few cards.  It must be the fact I have the builders in and I just hide a way in there. The room should be the dining room but I really don't need one of those as I have a table in the kitchen, and one of the reasons for buying the cottage was that it had this room that I can use as a craft room,  It's just off the sitting room and so I can just shut the door and all the mess stash is out of sight.
There is only one downside to the cottage and that is its on a main road with the pavement right at the front door.  Its quite a busy road at certain times of the day but it goes back to being a quiet village after about 6pm and of course very dark. There is practically no light pollution here and I am always amazed on a clear night how many stars there are!!..I have been a townie all my life so I'm easily pleased by these kind of
The other thing that makes me smile about living here is that very late at night you can hear the Owls.  There is a small holding next door with a couple of barns and I sure they are around there. I yet to see them though. They were in full voice last night...lovely to hear ...but very eerie... the sky was very clear and it was soooo cold and thinking about them inspired this little card.

A sweet little Lawn Fawn stamp and die set.  I coloured him with pencils and wanted to give him a nice cosy scarf which matched the colours in the washi tape. I finished with some sprinkles.
Well the builders are cracking on so that's good, its a bright but very cold day here and there maybe snow on the way later...but Lily, Ollie and me are very snug, I have a the wood burner roaring away...lovely.
Happy crafting

Saturday 10 January 2015

New Beginnings....

Hi...yes well I know all about new beginnings...moving here to Yorkshire was and still is a new beginning...It was quite a big decision for me but I have to say I haven't had a moment of regret for doing it.  As I said before I am still finding my way here but I'll get there, it just takes a drive through the village in any direction and I am surrounded by beautiful countryside, which really makes my heart just feels it was meant to be.

Anyway....New Beginnings is this weeks theme for Less is More one layer Challenge....

I used a Mama Elephant stamp set - Rustic Spring.  I coloured the images with Polychromo pencils and stamped the sentiment in Versafine. 
Home is where the heart certainly is...
Happy Crafting

New and Cute....

Hello...Happy Saturday!!....its been a lovely sunny morning here albeit windy and cold :-). 
While having a hop around blogland I see that this weeks Allsorts Challenge is New and Cute....well I can do new and cute with all my new
I used a Paper Smooches stamp and die set 'Santa Paws' I coloured the cute pooch with polychromo pencils.  The stamped stripes are CBS Basic Stripes set and the sentiment is from SSS set 'You are Pawesome'  I finished with some Doodlebug Sprinkles and paw prints from the Paper Smooches set.
I love this'll probably see more like
I hope you'll enjoy your Saturday, I'll be back later with a card for this weeks Less is More Challenge.
Bye for now

Thursday 8 January 2015

All You Need is Love....

Hi Guy's...greetings from damp and cold North Yorkshire...well my part is anyway...I have the builders in again for a few day's (I hope)...they are re-doing the en suite which they messed up just before Christmas.  They assure me that they are the 'A Team' and will get it all sorted now...ummm...we'll see.

Anyway, I have retreated to my craft room while they are here and I have made a card for this weeks Less is More Challenge - Black, Metallic + one's my card....

I used a Memory Box die and cut the shape from the base card then I cut another from metallic card this time using the design (I'm hoping this is making sense) then I cut another from pink cardstock and pieced it all together. I cut the 'LOVE' from a SSS die in white cardstock and finished with sequins.
Well I'm off to await 'Mr Sainsbury's who is kindly delivering my groceries in a minute so Lily, Ollie and me can eat
Happy Crafting

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Happy Little Stampers...

Hi guys...hope you are not too full of post holiday blues....I'm pleased that things can go back to normal 
Now I'm not one for New Years resolutions as I never keep them but the one thing I really must try to do is to use my new stash that I have been squirrelling away for the past few months.  I really do have lots of new stuff that haven't seen the light of day yet (hangs her head in   I have been in the craft room for the past couple of days but really struggled as to what to make, I came to the conclusion that the reason why I just cant get in the groove is because I have too much choice and don't know what to play with first!!! It is possible to have too much stash????

Anyway, here is a little card that I made for this months Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge
its a great sketch
here's my card

I used a SSS die which I cut from white cardstock them I spritzed it with water and used DI pens to colour in the hope the ink would run a sort of did but it could have been better.  Then I 'frosted it by smearing Glossy Accents over it and dipping in rock candy glitter.  you can just see it sparkle.  I mounted it on a piece of lilac card and stamped the CBS sentiment in SSS ink 'Smoke'.  I finished with some gems.
I do hope I have inspired you to take part, I'll be back tomorrow with another to share.
Happy Crafting

Thursday 1 January 2015

Happy New Year & Some News

Hi Guys, Happy New Year to you all and I hope this year will be your best ever! I know I cant wait to see what it will hold for me after my move to North Yorkshire.  I am still finding my way here but that is all part of the adventure.
Anyway I have some news that I am totally thrilled about, I have been asked to join the new Addicted to CAS Design Team!!!

I am so pleased that my shift in style has enabled me to join such a illustrious Challenge blog!
I just cant wait to start working with the lovely ladies and I thank Kylie for giving me this opportunity.
Now do pop over and meet my other teamies.
Have a great weekend!