Sunday 24 June 2012

Summer Daze ...

Today is the launch of a new challenge over on 
the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog
so lets pretend the whether is glorious instead of the constant rain!
Tomorrow sees the start of Wimbledon 2012
so strawberries all the way and I suspect more rain which
seems to be traditional too!

I have used this lovely stamp set from the
Country Kitchen collection.
I do love a bit of gingham along with a simple layout.
Images have been coloured with Promarkers and the
strawberries have been glossed
Plenty of hand stitching too.

Please come and join in the challenge, there is a £ 15 Joanna Sheen 
voucher up for grabs for the winner.  
We have a daily talent spot, it could be you!
We also have weekly blog candy, you have to be in it to win it as they say.

Remember the reality may be wind and rain but lets pretend
it is a glorious summer.
Take care, x

Saturday 23 June 2012

50th Wedding Anniversary ...

Something different today as it is my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary 
so it called for an extra special creation.
Regular followers of my blog will know I like to make paper aida and cross stitch.
I have more examples of my creations here
Pretty simple layout but many hours sewing, around 16 or so!

What have I used, well the aida is made on an Excel spreadsheet and then distressed 
Matted and layered onto satin gold card & Pink Petticoat printables.
Finished off with some ribbon, gems & flowers.

That is all from me today, be back tomorrow with
a new challenge for you.
Take care, x

Tuesday 19 June 2012

So Sweet ...

Today over at Passion for Promarkers the challenge title is 
'Glitter & Pastels' and I just couldn't resist inking up this gorgeous Tilda
with some sparkly wings!
 I have cut out some hexagon shapes, mounted then stitched to represent
honeycomb along with some dry embossing too.
We are sponsored this week by the fabulous

and you can win four digi stamps of your choice.

So please come and join us for this challenge 
Take care, happy crafting x

Friday 15 June 2012

Because you're Special ...

Today I have used this gorgeous stamp from Sugar Nellie and their
  'Home Grown Range' and this is Cassie Rendezvous.  
I have gone for a CAS design and let the image speak for itself, coloured in 
my usual dotty style.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps

The inside is also CAS to compliement the front.
Sentiment is from the Wellington Bear Collection of clear stamps
Cloud die, Spring border die, birdcage die.
The cloud has been embossed.
I have dug out my butterfly punch with no name too!
Button, ribbon, gems are all from my stash.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, I really appreciate
all the lovely comments you leave.
Take care, x

Tuesday 5 June 2012

With Love (PFP DT Card) ...

Time for another challenge at 'Passion for Promarkers' and 
we are going all patriotic with the theme 'Red, white & blue'.
I hope you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday's and 
celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in style.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is

I purchased the wonderful Mabel Lucie Attwell cd rom a while back
after the images reminded me of days gone by.
This delightful image was just so adorable which I have coloured with my 
Pro/Flexmarkers, Square card blank, Kraft card
 Ribbon was purchased at a craft fair!
Buttons & gems, Sentiment is CG, Photo Corners
Backing papers; polka dot & postage
A little hand stitching on this one!

Please come and play along with us at 
Passion for Promarkers
we would love to see your creations.

Thanks for popping by, take care
Happy Crafting
Jane x