Monday 19 December 2022

Love came down at Christmas time ...

This years very special makes complete, over 35 cut elements per card, along with colouring and assembly.  Taken a wee while but I am really pleased with the results.  

I must first and foremost thank Wanda as a designer for The Greetery for the idea of the little heart, it is a great little touch and I just had to add to my special creations, so thank you Wanda.

So backing paper is from Nitwit Collections, The Greetery Hourglass dies & coodinating elements.  Pine Bough and sentiment banner also from The Greetery, they really have thought of everything for this one.  Main hourglass elements & pine bough all cut in white card and coloured with Promarkers, gold card, embossing enamel & a couple of gems to finish.

Merry Christmas crafters, Jane 


Friday 16 December 2022

HAMMMMY birthday ...

I just love any of the agenda stamps from Mama Elephant and this one is no exception, had this one from release but only just inked up, oops! Paired up with Celebration Hamsters, just adorable.

So I have stamped a wrap for an 6" square card blank.  Coloured with Promarkers, stitched vellum shaker with confetti. Computer generated Hammmmy and birthday die.  Glossy accents for the chocolate on the cake.  Inside, pink polka dot papers, hand stitched and a mini wobble spring for this little fella too.  CG sentiment for the inside also there is a stamp in the set with the same sentiment, I just wanted a different font.  A few little pastel pearls to finish.

Merry Christmas to my fellow crafters & bloggers
Jane x

Friday 18 November 2022

Christmas is in the air ...

An old Whipper Snapper stamp today, isn't he a little cutie, simply titled Prescott. A good size and lovely to colour too.  I have coloured with Promarkers, Nitwit paper, snowflakes & a few gems and my little old white gel pen for that snowy finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes (I Won Top 5)!

Thank you for visiting my blog today, Jane x

Friday 11 November 2022

Elegant Christmas ...

A few Christmas cards today, using a fabulous new stamp; Christmas Wreath from Crafty Individuals.
I have been looking for an elegant stamp like this for sometime, clean & simple with a couple of gems to finish.  Stamped on cardstock from The Paperbox; Dusty Blue & Moss Green with white/gold embossing powder.  First purchases from both Crafty Individuals & The Paperbox and the service was brilliant, I would highly recommend.

Take care, Jane 

Sunday 6 November 2022

Seasons Greetings ...

Clean & simple Christmas card to share today using the very large & gorgeous Penny Black stamp 'Snowy Grove', simply stunning.  Light dusting of Tumbled Glass.  Matted onto silver mirror card, white gel pen to highlight the snow, Wink of Stella clear glitter  pen and a few pearls to finish.

Merry Christmas :) Jane x

Tuesday 1 November 2022

Magnolia Forever Guest Designer ...


I am Guest Designer for the month of November and the challenge is 'Anything Goes' so do come and play along with us, we would love to see your lovely Tilda & Edwin creations.

I have used an un inked stamp, Gingerbread Tilda which I admit I have had for many many years, oops and made a milk carton box which I plan to fill with Christmas treats.  I have coloured Tilda with Promarkers, papers from Nitwits.  Cheesecloth, flowers & ribbon from my stash.  Doohickey snowflakes.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Kraft (I Won)!

Thank you for visiting my blog today, Jane x

Thursday 8 September 2022

eightieth ...

I adore peonies and this stamp is just delightful to colour on Neenah Dessert cardstock with a combination of Promarkers & pencils. 6" card blank, vellum wrap shaker, sprinkles, eightieth cut on my Silhouette and the sentiment heat embossed in gold, matted on pink with 3d foam.  Some hand stitching in gold, and a few little pearls to finish.

Bye for today, Jane 


Wednesday 7 September 2022



First inking of this little fella (oops)! had him a fair while.  So a male card, coloured with Promarkers, stars, mat & layering completed on my Silhouette.  The blue stamped image; Big Plans is from The Greetery.  A little Frantage, hand stitched and the sentiment is from Mama Elephant.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Magnolia Forever - Anything Goes (I Won)!
Dream Valley Challenges - Embossing (Wet/Big Plans) (I Won Top 3)!

Thank you for visiting my blog today, Jane

Monday 1 August 2022

Spread your wings ...

  I am Guest Designer for the month of August over at Magnolia Forever and it is a super easy challenge 'Anything Goes' so do come & play along.

I am just loving this little lady at the mo, Spread your wings Tilda, this time around she is a little bumble bee.  Coloured with Promarkers, box cut on my Silhouette, flowers from my stash, Spellbinders foiled sentiment, Gesso, Doohickey, gems & hand stitched.

So it is a card in a box and also wall art, it all fits back to together to gift.
Please come & play along HERE and you too could be the next guest designer.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes/Animals (Blog Closed :(
Allsorts Challenge - Butterflies/ Bugs (I Won Top 5)!

Thank you for popping by my blog today, Jane x

Thursday 28 July 2022

Out Now ...

 It has been a bit quiet on my little old blog, still crafting behind the scenes. 

In the meantime a reminder that Simply Cards & Papercraft issue 233 goes on sale today.

Includes a fab new die to get you in the Christmas mood, so why not order your copy today HERE

A little sneak peak of my feature, Congratulations & Well Done creations to inspire.

I will be back soon, Jane 

Tuesday 7 June 2022


Loving the 'Old Friends' stamps from My Favourite Things MFT, suitable for just about everyone, wink wink.  So stencil background onto white card, hand stitched, some layers cut on my Silhouette, heat gold embossed sentiment from the newer release 'Festive Old Friends' by MFT. Coloured with Promarkers onto Neenah cardstock.  White highlights, gold gems and some glossy accents for this little fellas glasses.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Creative Inspirations - Masculine (I Won Top 3)!

Thanks for popping by Jane x

Thursday 2 June 2022

Platinum Jubilee ...

You may have seen my feature in Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine issue 230 which went on sale last month which was showcasing milestone wedding anniversaries.  Well I couldn't resist making our lovely Queen a Jubilee celebration card in Royal colours of course.  There are many 3D embossing folders on the market, this one by Altenew titled Rose Bouquet, simply stunning and just rubbing a white ink pad over the top of the embossing, especially on darker cards looks amazing, don't you think :)  So I have used a DL card and cardstock from Papermania.  The numbers are from The Greetery and the sentiment is from Studio Light; Phrases 2.

Received a reply too ...

Have a great Jubilee weekend
Love Jane x


Wednesday 1 June 2022

Bingo ...


I am guest designer over at Simply Magnolia for the month of June, you will now find us over on Facebook if you want to play along.  The challenge this month is 'Bingo' and what is better than bingo but crafty bingo, eyes down.

FULL HOUSE, yippee.

So I have made a wallet box, cut on my Silhouette.  Tilda/band slides off the top and there are seven wallets to fill with goodies, maybe a hot drink sachet or even a face mask or too. Great for a sleep over gift either way.

A couple of views from the sides and with the band off.

On the inside front flap  I have stamped this lovely sentiment.

So this lovely Tilda is called Pillow Tilda, perfect image for a sleepover treat box.  Papers, Doohickey dies (cloud/stars/speech bubble/hearts/flowers/leaves & lace)  pink/white organza, coloured with Promarkers, 19 paper panels hand stitched, three clear dew drops & gems.  The 'sending love' sentiment is from Simply Cards & Papercraft issue 226, 'hello sunshine' from Spellbinders & inspirational quote inside was a Magnolia Club box.

Do come and play along with us on Facebook

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Magnolia Forever - Anything Goes  (I Won)!

Happy crafting everyone, Jane x

Wednesday 25 May 2022

Ship has sailed ...

Sharing another of the adorable MFT Old Friends; firstly the sentiment, party hat & balloons are from the Festive Old Friends and then the main man is from the first Old Friends stamp set.  Great characters and perfect for so many people if you know what I mean :)  The papers are Nitwits, coloured with Promarkers, hand stitched, and a little piece of vellum embossed for a bit of texture.  

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Creative Inspiration - Sketch (I Won Top 3)!
Allsorts Challenge - Birthday Celebrations (I Won)!
Passion for Markers - Spots/Stripes (I Won)!

Thank you for stopping by, off to play, Jane x

Sixtieth ...

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, a little hand stitching, papers from Nitwits, gold organza ribbon and the sentiment is heat embossed in gold. Card size 7x5.

Happy crafting, Jane x


Monday 23 May 2022

HAPPY birthday ...

 So since The Greetery have exclusively arrived here in the UK with Seven Hills Crafts, I have been building my collection.  Many to play with and share, that may take some time, this is the Pinwheel Party Collection; diesstamps & stencils.  I have used 'birthday' from the Let's Have A Word Collection too.
I have layered on black, gold and then black cardstock, heat embossed Frantagedistress oxide the Pinwheels, gold heat embossing and a few gems to finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Allsorts Challenge - Birthday (I Won Top 10)!

Happy crafting Jane x

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Congratulations ...

You may have seen my feature in Simply Cards & Papercraft issue 230 HERE released earlier this month featuring Anniversary cards.

 Well today I want to share another, this is for a Diamond Wedding in a light grey, again using the embossing folder from Altenew; Rose Bouquet.   If you haven't tried the 3D folders yet, they are super easy and very very elegant and a quick make too, bonus.

Happy crafting Jane x


Monday 16 May 2022


Once again the stamp Miss Your Smile from PinkFresh Studio.  It is a very large stamp for a DL card ideally but I have made a 6x6.  Colouring inspired by a photo of a Dahlia I took last year.

Navy card, gold embossed, stripe paper, gold mirri, coloured with Promarkers and a few water droplets.

Happy crafting, Jane x


Friday 13 May 2022

Skip the Candles ...


Sharing the 'Festive Old Friends' today from MFT, great men's card and the sentiments are brilliant.  Hand stitched, stencil background onto white card, some layers cut on my Silhouetteheat gold embossed  sentiment, coloured with Promarkers.  White highlights, gold gems and some glossy accents for this little fellas glasses.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, Jane x

Wednesday 11 May 2022

happy anniversary ...

I love this little fella, such a joy to colour.  So papers, CG sentiment, coloured with Promarkers, glitter card & some gems to finish.  Been a while since I have made a pop up inside, acetate spiral with coloured hearts. Really simply but always surprises.

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

Happy crafting, Love Jane x

Wednesday 4 May 2022

Miss your smile ...

 Adore this stamp from Pinkfresh Studio, Miss your smile. Pretty simple, mat and layered on navy, pink & gold glitter cardstock.  Stamped and heat embossed in gold, coloured with Promarkers.  A little vellum wrap, some cord and a sentiment & gem to finish.

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

That is all for me today, Jane x 

Sunday 1 May 2022

Count your rainbows ...


Once again I am the Guest Designer over at Simply Magnolia and this months challenge is 'Birthdays' using the gorgeous Tilda or lets not forget Edwin.

I have been wanting to make a lollipop card for a while and thought it would be perfect for this new edition to my collection; Unicorn Pyjama Tilda.  So I have used a variety of Sizzix Surfacez cardstock, Rosette file, coloured with Promarkers, flowers, cheesecloth, clear dew drops, ribbon & bells from my stash.  The sentiment in the Sizzix shaker reads; count your rainbows not your thunderstorms with some beads. Star, sun, clouds & heart are all Doohickey dies from various club boxes. Finally gold foiled sentiment from Spellbinders.

Please do come and play along with us HERE

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Rainbows & Rainy Day (I Won Top 3)!

Bye for now, Jane x

Tuesday 26 April 2022

4" Notelets ...

CAS today, some 4" square notelets, to be honest I was just playing about with some card scraps and this stunning folder from Altenew.  Spellbinders hot foil sentiments from my stash, when I get my hot foiling out I tend to make a few to grab for such an occasion.  So this little lot took I would say less than and hour, all boxed up and a great little gift too.

Jane x


Friday 22 April 2022


Had this Silhouette file for a while and was asked for a music card so thought I would give it a go, two colour options so they had a choice. Along with the acetate spiral that I hadn't done for a long while but came across on my blog the other day and thought it would add that little extra finish.  Finished card folds flat and fit in a C5 envelope.

Thank you for popping by my blog today, Jane x

Tuesday 19 April 2022

Congrats ...

Couldn't resist a couple of the Dandy Lions from Stamping Bella, this one is called Dandy Lion Loves you this is the first one I have played with.  Gorgeous character, lovely to colour and a very nice size too.  This card is 7 x 5 to give you an idea. Coloured with Promarkers, a few highlights, scrap card, congrats sentiment and some gold gems to finish.

Thanks for popping by once again, stay safe, happy crafting
Jane x

Tuesday 12 April 2022

Oh Snap ...

I have a Lawn Fawn Camera pop up and shaker card today, I have been waiting to be able to share with you.  So much fun to make, great die collection and the other option is using the Magic Iris die so you will definitely be seeing that combination from me too.

I have used from Lawn Fawn - Lets Toast Pull Tab add on, Magic Iris Camera Pull Tab add on, Magic Iris Camera add on, Selfie Frames, Really High FiveDigital papers from Nitwit Collections, hand stitched, coloured with Promarkers, one extra speech bubble, confetti and hot foiled silver sentiment & banner.  Bling to finish.  

Take care, Jane x

Sunday 10 April 2022

Sparkles ...

Today I am sharing a clean and simple creation using the Hummingbirds from Pretty Pink Posh.
Stamped and die cut, coloured with Promarkers and pencils.  Inked background using Victorian Velvet and Picked Raspberry and the water splatter technique.  Stamped the sentiment from Altenew called Kind Confetti in gold heat embossed.  Cut a gold glitter frame, foam pad the birds and some Sizzix sequins to finish.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and leaving your kind comments, Jane x

Thursday 7 April 2022

Happy Easter ...


A little Easter milk carton for you today, all ready to fill with some chocolate goodies.  Sadly I cannot find a title or link for this cute little Tilda dressed up as a chickie, too old a stamp.  She is coloured with Promarkers, hand stitched, Nitwit papers, flowers, doily and scrap ribbon from my stash.  Magnolia Doohicky die, chicken wire & picket fence.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Old Stash (I Won Top 3)!
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes (I Won Top 3)!

Happy crafting Jane x

Friday 1 April 2022


I am Guest Designer for 

for the month of April, this months challenge is Anything Goes.

Loving the new Magnolia release, look at Super Edwin :)  Coloured with Promarkers.  The sentiment is perfect for this occasion; congratulations on the new job.  I have paired it with stars, heart and another new addition from The Greetery; this one is titled Big Plans and I have stamped in Versamark & heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Mat & layered, 3d foam tape for some depth, finished off with a few gems.

Do come & play along HERE

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes (I Won)!
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes (I Won)!

Happy crafting Jane x


Wednesday 23 March 2022

Mothers Day ...


For Mothers Day I had a play with a couple of new die sets to my collection.  Available here in the UK exclusively at Seven Hills Crafts; Market Baskets & BotaniCuts Tulips.  So paper is Nitwit Collections, hand stitched, Gold Mirri for the basket, Sizzix Surfacez yellow card for the basket and Neenah white card, coloured with Promarkers, highlighted with white pen and a couple of water droplets with Glossy Accents.

Happy crafting Jane x

Tuesday 8 March 2022