Sunday 24 December 2023


Today I am sharing a card that came together out of scraps in about 10 minutes.  I wanted to check out the cardstock with this new 3D embossing folder from AltenewWhite pigment ink lightly rubbed over the image.  I grabbed my scrap box and before I knew it I had a finished card.  Never happened before but I suppose that just confirms the amazing quality of the embossing folder.  Hot foiled sentiment was in my scrap box too.  Very simple but stunning none the less.

Well a card a day during the month of December, 2023.  That is me done for this year, wishing all my fellow crafters a very Happy Christmas.  See you next year.

 Jane x


Saturday 23 December 2023

Break Glass Here ...

Well today I want to show a card  based on a fire alarm I have etched into the acetate front the words 'Break Glass Here' added a faux screw and instead of the word fire, Christmas.

Inside I have put some miniature crackers.
Really pleased with this one!
Entirely created on my Silhouette Cameo.


Friday 22 December 2023

Happy 50th ...

Firstly, not the easiest card to photograph, being over 16" in length, so my apologies.  Pretty simple, 50 rolled up pieces of paper using gorgeous papers from Nitwit Collections; Coffee Talk.  Little cream flames cut on my Silhouette Cameo, then glittered with Stickles.  Computer generated sentiment and 'make a wish' printed on Safmat to finish.

Now just need to get the fire brigade on speed dial, ha ha!

Happy crafting Jane 

Thursday 21 December 2023

Merry Christmas ...

Had a little play with a Lori Whitlock file on my Silhouette, just enlarged it and made a box for it.  Added some sprinkles for some added sparkle.  Very simple but very effective and something a little bit different.

Merry Christmas, Jane 


Wednesday 20 December 2023

every birthday ...

Big Balloon die from The Stamp Market, made into a pretty shaker (as shown as inspiration to buy the product) just love this and super easy.  This is a 6" square card to give you an idea.  Teamed up with a die quickly becoming a favourite from The Greetery, Twisted Crepe.  Dug out a stamp set from Altenew titled Kind Confetti, perfect me thinks, ha ha.  Plenty of confetti and some sequins to finish.

Happy crafting, Jane x


Tuesday 19 December 2023

Christmas Time ...

Purchased this die; Winter Foliage from The Greetery upon release ready for my special Christmas makes.  Five layers; cream, rose gold, pale pink, sage & kraft. Some snow, pearls, gemssentiment , organza ribbon, navy card and embossing.



Monday 18 December 2023

Great Birthday ...

CAS today, love the agenda stamps from Mama Elephant and these adorable little pandas are no exception.  So coloured with Promarkers, sentiment is from Lawn Fawn, gold organza ribbon & some gold gems to finish.  


Sunday 17 December 2023

Home Sweet Home ...

A clean and simple shaker card today, rather effective I think.
So Kraft base card blank, cream, navy, acetate, cream matting & layering.
Cut on my Silhouette and filled with gorgeous red hearts from Nuvo Confetti.

I hope you have been enjoying my card a day during December creations, just a few more days left.  Wishing my fellow creators a very Happy Christmas 2023.


Saturday 16 December 2023

Winter Wonderland ...

Today I am sharing Christmas cards, CAS for speed.  I have used the gorgeous glitter cardstock from Crafters Companion Luxury Cardstock pack; Ice Blue and one of the new die sets from Christina Griffiths & Card Making Magic Snowflake Christmas Collection. The sentiment is cg and a sparkly gem to finish from my stash. No hand stitching in site this year ha ha!

Merry Christmas Jane 

Friday 15 December 2023

WITH sympathy ...

CAS today, as you can see something that is necessary but not a pleasure to send.
The cutting file is from the Silhouette Design Store titled 'Flower Tile' by the artist Cali Arroyo.
I have cut out of cream card stock and layered onto a lovely green (fav colour anyone that doesn't know me by the way) and gold heat embossed the sentiment from an old Personal Impressions stamp set couple of gold gems to finish, beautiful.  


Thursday 14 December 2023

Pine Bough ...



Some special Christmas makes once again, this time using the gorgeous Pine Bough from The Greetery now exclusively available at Seven Hill Crafts.  I have been waiting for the brand to come to the UK so needless to say plenty of goodies went in my basket ha ha.

So navy card blank, navy card mat with Frantage (pink & gold to match the mirror card), mirror card, cream/navy sentiments foil quilled on my Silhouette.  Cut pine branches/needles & cones and lightly coloured with distress ink.  Sprinkled a little more Frantage before assembly.  

These special cards are a little bigger than 7x5 so they have boxes to match.  

Jane x

Wednesday 13 December 2023

Happy Birthday to you ...

CAS birthday card today, a new stamp to my stash titled Citrus Berry Cupcake from Colorado Crafts Big & Bold Collection. First inking for that special someone. Suitable for all and looks very effective, I love the detail.

Bye for now Jane x


Tuesday 12 December 2023



Wow, the Spellbinders Anemone die is just delightful, super elegant and I can't say this is my design, I simply fell in love with the wonderful Yana Smakula creation HERE  which was inspired by Joan Bardee Guest Designer for Yana, credit goes out to you both, I just couldn't resist.


Monday 11 December 2023

Lets Conga ...

Love this stamp from Colorado Craft Company, illustrated by Anita Jeram.  It is lovely to colour and a good size, so I have stamped it either end but it is of course one stamp :) Sentiment is from Spellbinders for the Betterpress but hot foiled.  Crepe, sequins & gems to finish.

Happy crafting Jane


Sunday 10 December 2023

HAPPY birthday ...

I have had a little play with some new goodies, this is Ginkgo from The Greetery which is now available exclusively at Seven Hills Crafts here in the UK.  Coloured in Promarkers.  Also the Lets Have a Word Birthday die has been cut several times in the navy/black cardstock to make it pop and then in gold.  Vellum & navy/black mat cut with Sue Wilsons Double Stitched dies.  Assembled with pva & 3d foam tape.  The 'Happy' is taken from Anita Jeram Bee you Stamped in Blueberry Bushel/black ink.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes/Banner (I Won Top 3)!

Happy crafting Jane x

Saturday 9 December 2023

Christmas Wishes ...

A contemporary, masculine Christmas card to share today.  White card blank and mat, Frantage background and trees cut from black, vellum, gold and patterned card stock.  3d foam mounted mat and some of the trees.  The sentiment was foiled on my Silhouette.

Bye for now, Jane x


Friday 8 December 2023

Thursday 7 December 2023


CAS cards today, blue & pink, just beautiful I think you will agree.

Cream card embossed, 3 coloured papers/card from my stash and one heat embossed vellum butterfly.  Hand stitched, hot foil sentiment and some gems to finish.

Happy crafting peeps, Jane


Wednesday 6 December 2023

HAPPY 60 birthday ...


A milestone DL card today for you, thank you for visiting my little old blog today.  Papers are from Nitwits, balloon shaker, happy birthday sentiment & confetti from The Stamp Market.  60 from The Greetery and a few gems to finish. 

Happy crafting Jane 

Tuesday 5 December 2023

HAPPY Birthday TO YOU ...

Just came across this die set; Sweet & Savory from Spellbinders recently.  I just loved Angela's card HERE and couldn't resist making my version.  

So multiple layers of card for the cake (incl cream and jam), colourful sprinkles and the aperture.  A vellum strip with white heat embossed powder and some gems to finish.

So effective and simple if not a little time consuming to make but well received, that is for sure.

Make sure you follow the link to Angela over at Spellbinders Paper Arts HERE

Happy crafting Jane


on our Anniversary ...

Today I have created an anniversary card using the Sizzix Painted Birds, something a little bit different I thought.  So I cut them out of white card stock and coloured them using Promarkers, WRMK gold foiling, Sizzix Surfacez card and the leaves are from a Doohickey box.


Sunday 3 December 2023

Welcome Little One ...


Not often I make baby cards but I do have the complete set of Stamping Bella Hey Baby stamps; this one is titled Sprouted Baby, just waiting to for a little one to arrive, hooray.

Coloured with Promarkers, sentiment is from Betterpress; Always & Forever foiled in silver.  Mat & layers along with a star, cloud & sun from a Doohickey Club kit.  Little blue pearls to finish.

Happy crafting, Jane

Saturday 2 December 2023

S M I L E ...

A couple of SMILE cards today, purchased this 'Say Cheese' die in the Spellbinders sale a while back, just adorable.  I have made both lenses into little shakers.  Backing paper from Nitwit Collections, coloured card from Sizzix.

Happy crafting Jane 


Friday 1 December 2023


A couple of fun interactive Christmas cards to share today, loving the Dancin range from Spellbinders; this one is titled quite simply Dancin Penguin, super fun and very simply to construct.

Pattered paper from my stash on DL card blanks, greeting.  Some old Doohickey snowflake dies with gems.  A little white highlight and shaped bellies, plenty of skating fun for all.

So seeing as I haven't blogged much this year, naughty naughty, I thought I would post a creation a day throughout the month of December for a variety of occasions and not just Christmas, enjoy.



Saturday 14 October 2023


I am still here ha ha.  I don't craft so much in the Summer months, spending time looking after the garden instead.  Now the colder whether is on the way I will be back in my studio with plenty of creations to share with you.

Love the Anita Jeram illustrations bought to us by The Colarado Craft Company, the main image is titled Rooting for you which includes amongst other things the sentiment too.  The background stamp is titled Summer Garden.  Coloured with Promarkers, mat & layered with Sizzix Surfacez cardstock, a few gems to finish. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Passion for Markers - Blue, Green & Purple (I Won Top 5)!

Jane x


Wednesday 5 July 2023

Birthday FISHES ...

Second post today, I am on a roll ha ha :)
Looks clean & simple but took a wee while to cut out on my Silhouette to make all the shaker layers!  So gorgeous new stamps from My Favourite Things titled Gillfriends.  Plenty of little fishes to choose from and some fab sentiments included too.

The two main fish are stamped and coloured with Promarkers on the inside, the other fishes have been stuck inside the shaker along with some clear cup sequins.  Recycled ribbon, charm and a stand to finish it off.  

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Passion for Markers - Shaped Cards (I Won Top 5)!
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes (I Won Top 3)!

Thanks for your support fellow bloggers and to quote a sentiment in the stamps; 'I'd FLOUNDER without you'  happy crafting Jane

H A P P Y ...

Another creation using the Spellbinders Betterpress system.  The card for this is 100% cotton which gives an amazing image and very tactile.  This HAPPY & BIRTHDAY press plate is from the exclusive bundle available over at Spellbinders UK along with the flower plate.  The butterfly I have taken from the Butterfly Garden press plate.  The blue ink is titled French Blue also in the exclusive bundle direct.  

Bye for today, Jane 


Tuesday 4 July 2023

Tuesday 27 June 2023

happy birthday TO YOU ...

My first play with the Spellbinders Betterpress system.  It is in my opinion worth all the hype and awards, the impression is just gorgeous and seeing is believing, although I do appreciate it is a considered purchase.   Normally I am a alcohol marker kind of girl, but the ink used with this system incidentally created by Ranger is not recommended as it will bleed.  So I have used blending pencils for this one.  I will of course try markers in the near future but as I say I was just playing about, not intending to actually create a finished card.  So coloured cardstock, mat & layered, vellum and the gorgeous press plate which comes with the starter kit along with the sentiment from the Little Message plates. 

Thank you for popping by my blog today

Jane x


Monday 29 May 2023

Hula Gnome ...

Just fell in love with this little fella, I just adore the sentiment.  CAS layout, coloured with Promarkers, hand stitched and a few gems to finish.  Such a joy to colour, the first of many.

Happy crafting Jane x


Saturday 27 May 2023

Thursday 25 May 2023



Love this stamp; Wild Roar by Mama Elephant, took some stamping to get this effect and indeed some colouring too, but well worth it.  Foil quilled the sentiment and matted onto gold glitter cardstock & also quilled the leaves & birds onto the vellum.  Some glossy accents for the little noses & white highlights too.  Hand stitched and some gold gems to finish.

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

Saturday 6 May 2023


In celebration of the Coronation of King Charles I have made a CAS card.  Silver foiled quill sentiments on lush purple cardstock.  I have a little experience of quilling on my Silhouette but never has it gone right first time as this one did.  Hand adhered gemstones for the crown, red heart cut on the Silhouette and some white organza ribbon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Creative Inspiration - Red/White & Blue or Royal (I Won Top 3)!

Wishing my fellow crafters a very Happy Coronation Weekend, enjoy x

Tuesday 14 March 2023

Wonderful World ...

Lovely stamp from Pinkfresh Studio; Miss your smile.  Stamped and heat embossed in gold.  Coloured with Promarkers & a little light pencil.  Mat on navy cardstock, gold glitter & gold mirri strip.  Sentiment, gold gem & cord to finish.

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

Bye for now, Jane 

Tuesday 14 February 2023


My first Lawn Fawn Platform Pop Up plus add on using Mama Elephant Otterly Adorable stamps both of which I have had since release oops!  Super easy to make the platform which I have combined with some papers from Nitwit Collections.  Coloured with Promarkers and a little Glossy Accents for their wee little noses.

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


Friday 3 February 2023

i love you beary much ...

I am still in blog land, crafting away, just nothing I can show with you all at the moment.  So I thought I would share this cutie for now which has been in my draft box for a wee while; Theodore by Sizzix.  Never used any of the Colorize Thinlits by Tim Holtz but this jumped into my shopping basket.  He is a good size, I have used a DL size card to give you an idea.  I have once again used distress oxide and water for my matting, brown cardstock, hand stitched, acetate, organza ribbon, vellum, hearts and gems to finish.

Take care, Jane