Wednesday 22 December 2021

Wishing you happiness ...

The beautiful Peony Perfection by My Favourite Things, lovely and clean, just gorgeous to colour.  Stamped in London Fog on a stamping platform, coloured with Promarkers and then heat embossed in gold to finish.  Sentiment & butterfly also from MFT; Spread your wings.

Jane x

Monday 20 December 2021

Stunning Snowflake ...


Today I would like to share a couple of my special Christmas cards for 2021, so family members.  Super elegant I think and really pleased with how they turned out.  So navy card mat, navy mat slightly smaller with the silhouette of the Sizzix TH Stunning snowflake cut out.  I have used a sprinkling of Shabby Blue Frantage to create the background. Cut one large white snowflake, two small, one white again and the other gold glitter card.  Stuck back in the large white snowflake, mounted with 3d foam tape.  Foam tape for the gold and pva to put the white on top.  Foil quilled the sentiment and cut out with the Arch Banner die.  

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -

Cardz 4 Guyz - Contemporary Christmas  (I Won Top 3)!

Thank you for popping over to my blog today & Merry Christmas

Jane x

Thursday 16 December 2021

Let's CELEBRATE your ...

I have been waiting to share this little cutie, Conga Line from Colorado Craft Company and illustrated by the fabulous Anita Jeram, a dream to colour and a good size stamp with some sentiments included.  So I have made a shaker frame, coloured with Promarkers, distress background, twisted crepe and some confetti & stars from the pinwheel party dies.  A few more sprinkles from Tonic

Debs, in answer to your lovely comment regarding colours, I have been using Promarkers for many years and tend to have a select go to colours, so ivory, blush, warm greys, sandstone & caramel.  For this particular creation I used ginger, gold & spice too.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Allsorts Challenge - Wings/Tails (I Won Top 5)!

Thanks for popping by my blog today, happy crafting, Jane x

Tuesday 14 December 2021

Anniversary ...

I do love a clean and simple card and an eclipse thrown in, so effective and always always well received which for me is why I craft.  So a DL card blank, stamped Hydrangeas from My Favorites Things.  Coloured with Promarkers, then cut out the scripty 'Congrats' from Lawn Fawn.  Cut six more out of plain white card and stick the coloured one on the top.  Stamp the sentiment and mount.  A few sequins to finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Passion for Markers - Mega Anything Goes (I Won)!
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (I Won Top 3)!

Merry Christmas Jane x

Thursday 9 December 2021

twenty one ...


A milestone birthday shaker card today, using the gorgeous Wilma loves wine from Stamping Bella.  I have cut the shaker on my Silhouette, image stamped on first & last to create a 3d effect.  Some little heart sprinkles & a few lemon fruit slices too. Coloured with Promarkers, papers from Pink Petticoat CD, gold glitter board, gold organza ribbon and the sentiment is heat embossed in gold, some black gems to finish. 

Jane x

Monday 6 December 2021

Christmas Cards ...

More elegant Christmas cards completed, on a roll this year.  Another gorgeous stamp from Colorado Craft Company and the Big & Bold Collection, this one is titled Winter Wishes Snowflake.

I confess I was totally hooked with the colours from the sample shown when buying this stamp.   I have added some little gems to finish, hopefully the recipients will love them as much as I do x

Once again, it has been one of my things for a few years now and that is to decorate the envelopes to match, so gold 7x5 envelope also with this gorgeous snowflake.

Bye for now Jane x

Wednesday 1 December 2021


'Old Friends' from MFT My Favourite Things and the sentiment from the newer release 'Festive Old Friends' heat embossed in gold.   Stencil background, hand stitched, mat & layers on my Silhouette, coloured with Promarkers, white highlights and some gold gems to finish. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Happy Birthday (I Won Top 3)!

Happy crafting Jane x 

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Merry Christmas ...

For once I am actually ahead of my Christmas makes, so here are the first.  I have used from the gorgeous Big & Bold Collection by Colorado Craft Company, the Poinsettia Blessings.  DL card blanks made from matching red cardstock, gold mirror card, stamped in Versamark & heat embossed in gold.  Mat and layered sentiments.  Flat back gold gems to finish.

Gold DL envelopes to match, which I have stamped again with the Poinsettia  

I will show the next batch very soon, thanks for visiting today.

Jane x

Monday 1 November 2021

Deck the Halls ...

I am the Guest Designer for the month of November and the challenge is super easy,

So I have created a door hanger for a little ones bedroom this Christmas, I have used gorgeous Holly Wreath Tilda which has to be one of my all time favourites.  I have cut several door hanger shapes on my Silhouette in Kraft and stuck them together, so its nice & solid.  Plenty of Doohickey dies; including snowflake, doily, mistletoe, holly, branch, musical notes, heart & rocking horse from various box collections over the years.  Sneaked in a little new purchase (along with a few others ha ha) of the Twisted Crepe by The Greetery which have finally come to be stocked here in the UK. Coloured with Promarkers, pink ribbon, papers from Nitwit Collections, flowers, gems and hand stitched to finish.

Do come & play along with us HERE

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Magnolia Forever - Anything Goes (I Won)!
Passion for Markers - Flower Power (I Won Top 5)!
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes/Die Cuts (I Won Top 3)!

Jane x

Wednesday 6 October 2021


Confession had this Anita Jeram stamp set (amongst a few others which I just had to have) and it has only just seen ink ooops!  Stamped onto Neenah cardstock, coloured with Promarkers, highlights & gems.
Stencil heart background, hand stitched, mat & layers on my Silhouette.  The sentiment is from MFT My Favourite Things; Old Friends embossed in gold.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Passion for Markers - Use Red (I Won Top 5)!
Cardz 4 Guyz - Autumn Colours (I Won Top 3)!

Bye for today, Jane x


Wednesday 1 September 2021

Movie Night ...


I am the Guest Designer for September and this months theme is super easy 'Anything Goes' using little cute Tilda & her friends.

So I have opted for 'Princess Party Tilda' for my movie night, popcorn carton creation.  The cutting file from the lovely Lori Whitlock is actually for a gift card but I have made it much larger as an interactive card. I have also used the file from Miss Kate Cuttables both available on the Silhouette Design Store.  

As this picture shows the popcorn card pulls out of the top.  I have used some Doohickeys; heart, ticket, balloons, stars and doily from various Club boxes.  Coloured with Promarkers, cheesecloth, flowers, gems and gold organza ribbon.  Various elements on 3d foam pads and inked popcorn for depth.

Please do come and play along with us at Magnolia Forever HERE

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Simply Magnolia Challenge - Anything Goes (I Won Top 3)!
Passion for Markers - Add a Sentiment (I Won Top 5)!
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Lots of Layers (I Won Top 3)!

Happy crafting, Jane x

Wednesday 28 July 2021

I Hope Your Birthday is ON POINT ...

Couldn't resist these little fellas from My favourite Things, too cute.  Clean & Simple today with a little bit of hand stitching (haven't done that for a while).  I have used Squeezed Lemonade oxide for the back and a splatter of water to represent the sunshine on these little ones.  Heat embossed in gold, sentiment also in the set.  Coloured with Promarkers and highlighted in white.

Bye for now, Jane x

Tuesday 27 July 2021

Party Animal ...


Today I want to share the gorgeous Matchbox Builder dies from Mama Elephant. So I have a couple of projects on my crafting table using this lovely die set but this is the first to be completed.
I have used the 'Wild Roar' stamp set, stamped on a concertina pull out card using the ribbon loop at the top.  Both sentiments heat embossed in gold also Mama Elephant 'Stackable Friends'.  The speech bubble is from the 'Slim Card Basics' die collection.  Coloured with Promarkers in my pointillism style,  white highlights and some glossy accents for the little noses ha ha.

Thank you for popping by my little old blog today, happy crafting, Jane x

Friday 23 July 2021

Koi ...

 Absolutely no credit taken here today except from the genes,  as this is a little pressie from my talented Daughter.  Koi painted onto a wood slice and now very very proudly displayed in my studio.  I just love it. Show and tell, well boast and brag over, thank you for popping by my blog today.

Love Jane x

Tuesday 20 July 2021

You're the Man ...

 Loving the Old Friends & Festive Old Friends from My Favourite Things, along with the Outside the Box & Box Card Greetings dies also from MFT, they are so much fun and simple to create. 

 The papers are Nitwits, coloured with Promarkers, sentiment stamped in black & heat embossed with clear, matted on to gold mirri.  A little bit of sparkle on the balloon's and gems to finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Passion for Markers - Celebrate (I Won Top 5)!

Happy crafting, Jane x

Monday 12 July 2021

Happy Birthday ...

Time for a change, a tall slim card to share today using the adorable Monkey Agenda stamps from Mama Elephant.  Regular followers of my little old blog will know I adore the agenda stamps, these are no exception.  I have stamped them in grey to create a background, hand stitched, mat and layered kraft and yellow card.  I have used the Sizzix dimensional domes to create a shaker, the stamps are just the perfect size for this.  Coloured with Promarkers and some green sprinkles to finish.

Happy Crafting Jane x

Sunday 11 July 2021

Summer Fun ...

 So we are half way into the July 'Summer' challenge over at 

 for which I am a Guest Designer.

Simple little mobile phone cover this time around, using the gorgeous Tilda playing in the water and Magnolia postcard stamps.  Coloured with Promarkers and a little TH Antique Linen distress ink to finish.  The sentiment is from MFT titled 'Picture Perfect' and well it is just perfect, so I carry little Tilda with me where ever I go.  The phone template was downloaded and cut on my Silhouette.

Still time to play along with us, so just pop on over HERE to enter.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Magnolia Forever - Anything Goes (I Won)!
Creative Inspirations - Summer Fun (I Won Top 3)!

Stay safe, love Jane x

Saturday 10 July 2021

Warm Fuzzies ...

Just adore these little mammoth from Mama Elephant, such pleasure bringing them to life.  Coloured with Promarkers, digital papers, heat embossed gold sentiment and a little bit of hand stitching to finish.

Stay safe love Jane x

Monday 5 July 2021

Spin Me Around ...

You may have noticed I do love an interactive card including this Turner Suprise die from the fabulous Mama Elephant.   And like many interactive cards they really aren't as difficult as they may first appear.  Kids, big or small, ha ha love receiving kinetic cards.  The sentiments are from Mama Elephant titled Circle of Friends, heat embossed in gold on black card.  The star die cut is also in the Turner Surprise set.

I have used the Turner Surprise with the Panda Agenda stamps also from Mama Elephant. I have created a background using TH Distress Oxide (twisted citron) and created a shaker card and popped in lots of sparkles, gold glitter, green hexagons & ice white circles all from Nuvo Confetti.

Happy crafting love Jane x

Thursday 1 July 2021

Summer ...

 Today I am sharing my 'Summer' theme inspiration as Guest Designer for

 A little something for me and my studio today.  The frame is a cutting file over on the Silhouette Design Store by Nilmara Quintela.  So I have covered it in Nitwit Collections papers, Gesso & TH Antique Linen distress ink for a shabby look.   The words on the back panel are CG and also added a back flap so I can add some larger memories; like a cork or two ha ha.

So Tilda of course, Tilda on the Beach, love this little lady, coloured with Promarkers.  Plenty of flowers, sand in a bottle, view finder, Doohickeys from numerous box kits, cheesecloth & clear dew drops. I have also used Tilda playing with water on the side of the memory box, I just couldn't resist using both!  Plenty of pictures from all angles.

Please do come & play along, looking forward to all your entries.

Stay safe, happy crafting, love Jane x

Wednesday 9 June 2021

Happy Father's Day ...

I have used a scrapbook layout from the Silhouette Design Store for this one, by  Carina Gardner.  Nitwit papers, hand stitched as I haven't done that in a while.  CG sentiment, gorgeous new stamps from My Favourite Things; Festive Old Friend.  Coloured with Promarkers. Scraps of card, enamel dots to finish

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Passion for Markers - Masculine (I Won Top 5)!

Happy crafting, love Jane x


Monday 7 June 2021

Kick back, relax & take it easy ...

Shamefully I have to admit to owning this rubber stamp (now only available as a digi) for longer than I care to mention and this is its first inking, oops. So I came across this in my stash and decided to take care of Fathers Day. This card is a little interactive in that it has a 'tear strip' on the front which says "Kick back, relax & take it easy."  You then pull where the little crystal heart is to reveal the sentiment for Fathers Day.

I have cut all the elements on my Silhouette Cameo, Argyle embossing folder, papers & charm from my stash.  Coloured with Promarkers & pencils,  hand stitched and some pearls.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Cardz 4 Guys - Fathers Day (I Won Top 3)!
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Masculine (I Won Top 3)!

Happy crafting, Jane x

Wednesday 2 June 2021

Full of Surprises ...

So much fun making these little box cards from MFT, this time I have used the grass add on, Panda Pals, BB Birthday Buds, Koala-ty Time and finally Adorable Elephants.  Great to mix and match so many stamp sets, they all work perfectly don't you think.

Coloured with Promarkers, digital papers, some sparkle on the balloons and a few gems to finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes (I Won)!
Passion for Markers - Cute (I Won Top 5)!

Happy crafting, Jane x

Monday 24 May 2021

Summer Time ...

Summer Time, I know, wishful thinking right now, the weather? so I hope this makes you smile.

So this yummy Tilda is called 'Tilda with Big Ice Cream', coloured with Promarkers, sentiment on my Silhouette, Doohickey Antique Lace die, have to say when it comes to Tilda the lace die has to be one of my all time favourites.  

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes/option Flowers (I Won)!
Happy crafting, Jane x

Smile ...


Today I want to share a Lawn Fawn Camera and add on dies, camouflage style.  I even took the photographs myself with a little help from my Nature Cam, really pleased with how this came out if I am honest & perfect for the lucky recipient.  Really love being in the garden, growing my own fruit & veg and watching the wildlife, very rewarding & to incorporate my garden in my craft, well perfect.

To achieve this you also need the Let's Toast die along with the Selfie Frames for the 'Smile' die cut.  The embossing folder of ferns is one of my all time favourite folders, so very pretty and works well with this card.  Happy Birthday sentiment, enamel dots and a shaker to finish.

Happy crafting, love Jane x

Racing to wish ...

Another 'Outside the Box' creation, another male birthday, can you spot the car numbers; a big kid this time around.  I have used MFT 'Fast Track' for this one and MFT 'Better Together' for the balloons.  Coloured with Promarkers, Nitwit papers and some red gems.  I  have used Mama Elephant 'Little Signage Agenda' for the numbers.  A little glossy accents for the goggles to finish.

My regular followers will note a similar one of these, it went down so well I just had to recreate it, I suppose we are all young at heart ha ha.

Stay safe, Jane x

Saturday 22 May 2021

Thanks so much ...

Just a couple of thank you cards using the gorgeous free stamps in Papercraft Essentials Magazine issue 168.  So pretty and lovely to colour, I used Promarkers along with what I think is called the eclipse technique using the Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks die and co-ordinating card stock in layers.  Hand stitched onto black cardstock. My faithful old Dymo machine for the sentiment.  Some glitter on the central flower, butterfly & pearl to finish.

I would like to enter these into the following challenges -
Creative Inspirations - Spring
Allsorts Birthday Challenge - Bright Colours  (I Won)!

Happy crafting love Jane x

Tuesday 13 April 2021

hooray ...


Well I can finally share this card with you, first attempt at the black background colouring showcased by Stephanie Klauk.  Stunning effect, so elegant and very relaxing.  I opted to stamp this large MFT stamp; Harmonious Hibiscus in London Fog first using my stamping platform, coloured the flowers, re stamped in watermark and heat embossed in gold.  Finally coloured the black background.  A strip of vellum, hooray die, HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment and a few gems to finish.

Not a quick make but looks gorgeous, I will definitely be trying this effect again soon.

I would like to enter this into the following Challenge -

Passion for Markers - Feminine (I Won & Top 5 placement)!

Jane x

Thursday 8 April 2021

Happy Birthday ...

Another 'Outside the Box' creation, this time some male birthday fun.  I have used MFT 'Fast Track' for this one and MFT 'Better Together' for the balloons.  Coloured with Promarkers, Nitwit papers and some red gems.  I  have used Mama Elephant 'Little Signage Agenda' for the numbers.  A little glossy accents for the goggles to finish.

Have I said how much fun these are to create ha ha.

Stay safe, Jane x

Saturday 3 April 2021

# Smile ...

I saw these little bunnies and I was smitten, Somebunny by My Favourite Things (MFT).  Coloured with Promarkers,  hand stitched, paper, pearls, Kraft and more new goodies this time from Lawn Fawn Selfie Frame Dies.  Perfect Easter card, clean, simple & fresh.  Sentiment inside says 'hope your Easter is picture perfect!'

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Passion for Markers - Something beginning with 'B'  (I Won Top 5)!

Lots of new goodies to play with so little time ha ha.