Monday 31 May 2010

Spider Henry

This is my easel card using the gorgeous free Spider Henry image from Whiff of Joy, isn't he super!!! Also used a free image from this months Simply Cards & Papercarft magazine, I used 'My Hero' I also managed to stitch a couple of spider webs and then glitter with Stickles. I adore the image which can be found here thanks Katharina he's just lovely.

Products used - WOJ Spider Henry. Papers/Buttons & Gems from stash. Bazzill cardstock. Ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts. Brads are Papermania. Hand stitched webs. Coloured using Promarkers. Distressed using Tim Holtz inks.

Thanks for looking, Jane x

Friday 28 May 2010

Butterfly ...

I have made this card for my parents for their anniversary, I know it is not very wedding like but they gave me the stamps recently and I thought it would be nice to show what could be done with them. They don't really understand my hobby but having bought the stamps, mere pieces of plastic to this card I think they might be surprised! Fingers crossed xxx

It didn't photograph particularly well due the the pale colours.
The butterfly is decoupaged along with some of the flowers.
Products used - Papermania butterfly clear stamps from the Signature range. Rymans white cardstock & Bazzill card. Coloured using Promarkers. Gems from Anitas. Sentiment is also from the Signature range from the Build a butterfly clear stamps.
Thanks for looking, have a good Bank Holiday weekend
Jane x

Friday 21 May 2010

The Sweet Cabin

Well today is a card I have made for a friend of mine who is just about to open up her new business as a traditional sweet shop. If you are anything like me I love the sweets from my childhood so I wish her a happy and prosperous future. Obviously when I hand her the this card I will also purchase some sweeties, got to try the merchandise!!!!!

I know in my last post I said I was off to play with the free stamps of Bentley Bear but unfortunately mine were faulty so I couldn't play :( I am waiting for a replacement set to come so hopefully sometime soon I can show you what I have created?
Well onto todays card, as you will see I have stuck with the paper aida and cross stitch theme. The striped paper is deckled at the top to represent the sweet bags along with the colour of them. I tried to embellish with different types of sweeties but I kept coming back to these beautiful flowers.
Products used -
Anitas card blank. Pink Petticoat backing paper. Tim Holtz distress ink. Craftwork Cards candy. Rymans white cardstock. Butterfly punch. Papermania gems. Wild Orchid Crafts flowers & pin. Martha Stewart branch punch.
Thanks for looking
Jane x

Thursday 13 May 2010

More of the same ...

More playing really, nice and simple to make. I have a couple more on the go and then I have an idea for the new free stamps from this months issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft!
I was delighted to see I have a card on the letters page too which entitles me to free craft goodies, can't wait to see what drops on my door mat!
Thanks for looking,
Jane x

Wednesday 12 May 2010

CC Designs

I have been playing with some stamps from CC Designs after buying 'Laying Nora' I wanted to add to my collection. The result is very simply but quite effective I think?
Products used -
Anitas card blank. Rymans white cardstock. Tim Holtz distress ink, Broken China. CC Designs stamps. Coloured using Promarkers. Gems from Papermania. Ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts and finally hand stitched.
Thanks for looking, take care, love Jane x

Friday 7 May 2010

My Prince Charming ...

Same colours and yep another Tilda, I made this card for my Hubby as we have just celebrated our wedding anniversary. Not masculine I know but I am Tilda (I wish) and my hubby is the frog; my prince charming. I have stamped and enlarged the frog for the base and layered onto a computer generated base with the words; kiss me ... kiss me ...
Products used -
Anitas square card base: Laura Ashley backing papers: Bazzill cardstock:
Rymans white cardstock: Flowers, ribbon & pin from Wild Orchid Crafts: Martha Stewart branch punch: Pearls, safety pin and gems from stash: Stickles glitter glue: Promarkers: Charm from Crafts U Love: Finally, distressed using Tim Holtz inks
Thanks for looking
Love Jane x

Thursday 6 May 2010

Grandmothers 90th

Made this card for my children to give to my Grandmother for her birthday. As you can see I am loving these colour tones at the moment. As on my previous post I do struggle with the sentiments but seeing as this is the main feature of the card it has turned out exactly as I planned and I am really rather pleased with the result. I created my own paper aida and then cross stitched the sentiment, the worst thing was to punch all the holes!
I am entering this card in the for May which is Butterflies and Blossoms :)
Products used -
Anitas square card blank
Laura Ashley backing paper
Bazzill basics green card stock
Tim Holtz distress ink, Antique Linen
That butterfly punch, again!
Rymans white cardstock for the aida
Green cotton from stash
Ribbon, pin & flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Martha Stewart branch punch
Gems from Anitas

Thanks for looking, please leave a message so I know you have visited, thank you
Jane x

Monday 3 May 2010


Yes, another Tilda, this one as the title suggests is for my Mums birthday next month. I have a couple of cards on the way using this backing paper and colour combo and distress inks. I struggle with the sentiments on my creations, never really plan where they are going until the last minute but decided to create my own 'aida' and cross stitch 'Mother' for this one.

I have entered this creation for the Totally Gorgeous challenge this week
which is 'Stitching' why not pop on over and take part?

Products used -

Backing paper from Laura Ashley
Bazzill card stock
Bridesmaid Tilda
Open Gate from Magnolia
Coloured using Promarkers
Stickles Diamond glitter for Tildas wings
Butterfly punch with no name
Hand stitched
Antique Linen distress ink from Tim Holtz
Martha Stewart Branch punch
Ribbons and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts (for a change)!
Pearls and Gems from stash

Thanks for looking,
Jane x