Monday, 28 October 2013

Simply Created Christmas Banner !

Hello ! I haven't disappeared - I had an argument with a coat hanger a couple of weeks ago and injured my right eye !! It has been really hard to craft because I am not allowed to lean my head forward as the eye has to heal !!Silly me !!! Anyway , I have started slowly to do a bit at a time and have created a banner from the gorgeous canvas paper pennants available from the Seasonal Catalogue ! It has been slow progress and will be for the foreseeable future and I have really missed my crafting ! I added in some Season of Style DSP - made into pleated rosettes and some sewn bows made from Cherry Cobbler grosgrain ribbon. The first thing I did was to stamp all the backgrounds in Crumb cake ink using En Francais - my favourite background stamp ! 

I sponged the pennant edges and stamped out lots of Festive Flurry snowflakes and die cut silver glitter card and layered them up with the rosettes and some doilies ! Some bling and gorgeous Frosted Finishes Embellishments completed the project ! 
Thank you so much for your visit and happy crafting ! 
Hugs Jane xx

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Season of Style Christmas Card !

Good Morning ! 
All finished with my PINK things - cards , labels, badges and raffles prizes all complete so time to make a Christmas card for my OH - don't worry - he doesn't read my blog !!! LOL ! He likes a traditional card so I used Season of Style DSP combined with Santa's List and Ex Libris stamp set accessorised with some lace, cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon , antique brads and a distressed doily ! My card stock is very vanilla and my inks - cherry cobbler and crumb cake - I heat embossed the sentiment ( from Calm Christmas ) in gold and added some pretty punched edges in brushed gold card ! 

I used the hexagon punch to trim the corners to make my tag and a combination of circle punches to make the hole and trim . 
Thanks for you valued visit - it is very much appreciated !!!
Happy crafting ! 
Hugs Jane x

Monday, 14 October 2013

PINK Alert !!!!!

Good Morning ! 
Hope your weekend was good ??? Mine was busy as always and I am in PINK overload in readiness for the fundraising event next week which I am co-hosting with friends Sally and Paula ! I have made some butterfly badges to sell on the evening and thought I would share just a few of them with you ! 

We have already raised £44 prior to the event so hope to smash our target of £200 ! The badges are £1 and everyone attending will get a stamped take away bag bag to fill with all their purchases !!!!
Right, no time to waste - off to make more pink cards !!!! 
Many thanks for your visit ! 
Hugs Jane xxx

Friday, 11 October 2013

Truly Grateful for Autumn !

Good Morning ! 
I have been using up all my scrap card and having done Autumn themed projects recently seem to have lots of warm tones left over ! So, got out my bird builder punch and turned it all into components for this wreath card ! I've used baked brown sugar co-ordinations card stock for my main card ( well sanded and vintaged ! ) and mounted a square of Sweater Weather DSP on top ! The Magnificent Maple stamp was stamped six times and trimmed out to form the base of the wreath - I drew a circle onto my DSP in the middle and attached the leaves just down the centre so I could tuck all the other components under and around ! 

I have added some shimmer paint in Champagne Mist and a smatter of Champagne glass glitter just for more texture ! I had fun making this card - I love wreaths and adore these warm Autumnal hues ! 
Thank you so much for your visit - do come again ! 
Hugs Jane x

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Something from Nothing !

Good Morning ! We have a bright and sunny , if not rather chilly , Autumn day here in Worcestershire and it's lovely - great crafting weather !! I am always saving my scraps that are left over from a project and eventually I get round to using most of them usually by punching out flowers and leaves !!! Which is exactly what I have done here and created a card for an 18th birthday and a co-ordinating decorated box to house some beautiful earrings made by my sweet friend Sally at Gemstar Jewellery  (see her business page on FB !). 

One thought - the box is a little on the large side so may have to pad it out with some chocolate treats !!! I am going to be working on an Autumn project this afternoon made from more card scraps - do pop back and see what I have created soon ! 
Happy crafting - hugs Jane xx

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Pink Ribbon Foundation Fundraising Event !

Hello !! I know what you are thinking - she hasn't blogged in ages - but, I have been crafting ! In a couple of weeks I will be co-hosting a fundraising event for the PINK RIBBON FOUNDATION ( Charity number 1080839 ) 
at my house as part of Breast cancer awareness month ! So, I have set myself a challenge to make loads of PINK themed cards - here are a few all packed up and ready to sell !!!! 

Fifty completed so far - trying for one hundred !!!! There will be a raffle (pink themed !!) and card, jewellery and most important cake sales !! 
Off to make more cards now !!! 
Hugs Jane xx

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Santa's List !!!

Good Morning !! My favourite Christmas stamp from SU this year is Santa's List - he has such a nice little face and the stamp looks gorgeous just stamped in a single colour -the sentiments are fun too in a typewriter style font !!! I have some very simple tags and a card to show you today - this stamp set will get a lot of use over the next few weeks !! 

I had to put some Christmas music on to get me in the mood to make these projects - LOL !!! It's only just October but the bottom line is that if I don't get on with it Christmas Eve will come like last year and I'll be up to midnight making cards !!!
Thank you so much for your visit ! 
Hugs Jane xx

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

It's Christmas Time !!!

Don't panic - it's Christmas crafting time ! Those who know me will tell you that I am not known for getting my Christmas cards done early and I do find that I struggle to get in the mood too early ! However, there are some lovely stamp sets in the Seasonal catalogue and they having been sitting on my shelf calling to me and I gave in this week !!! I have made a little card/mini book which can be used to gift or as a very special Christmas card. I've taken lots of photos in the hope that you can see how it goes together - take a look !!! 

The card showcases lots of different Christmas stamps and the lovely Christmas DSP from the Seasonal catalogue. The card is made from one sheet of co-ordinations card and measures 4x4 inches square ! 
Thanks for visiting - happy crafting !!!
Hugs Jane xxx