Tuesday, 30 April 2013

New Watermark - 100th Birthday Card

Hi everyone I just wanted to try out my new watermark today, as Deb over at A Look Through My Eye created this wonderful new watermark for my cards. I just wanted to make sure that I have done it correctly. Go and have a look at her site it is wonderful and she is a wonderful kind blog friend to have done this for me. Thanks Deb, you are truly a star.


Saturday, 20 April 2013

Christopher's Birthday - 613 Avenue Create - Challenge 19 - Create a shaped card / Create a scrap page

My little baby boy (he will kill me if he knows that I have put this), turned 24 years of age yesterday. I cannot believe that it is 24 years since I had him. I am also going to enter this card into the Forever Friends: Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes I always make him a card for his birthday, but he generally likes 'cards for kids', I don't think he likes to be reminded that 'he is a man' now, mind you that is to be disputed at times. lol Anyway, here is the card that I made him for his 24th Birthday.


Tattered Lace Dies

Hi all, I have just ordered some new Tattered Lace dies from a company called BG Payne Crafts, I had never heard of this site before and I just stumbled across it. The prices on the site are (I thought anyway) really good, and I have saved this into my favourites. lol The Tattered Lace dies that I ordered are not due out until 28th April 2013 and they were about £4.00 cheaper than any other site that I have been on, it might be a good site for you to check out. I think I may be about to order the rest of them, well maybe not right away but in the very near future. So why not go and have a look, you might be pleasantly surprised.


Good morning everyone, I just thought that I would tell you all, in case you thought that I was MIA (again), I am going into hospital on Monday until Friday. It isn't for anything serious, it is just the Homeopathic Hospital that I go into, normally ever 3 - 6 months. They try out a therapy called 'Neural Therapy' on me, I must admit though it hasn't done anything for me, apart from causing extreme pain. lol They inject me with 16 injections into my head, 4 injections into each of my ankles, this is supposed to try to help with my balance. The first time they tried it out on me, I was given 6 weeks where I could walk without my crutches, although it didn't do anything for the pain. The second time it did absolutely nothing at all. So, this will be my third and last time of getting it done, and if it doesn't work I won't get it again. I must admit, I wouldn't mind not getting it done again, as only getting 6 weeks without crutches doesn't seem worth it............. or maybe it does! So I will let you all know how it goes when I come out of hospital and tell you whether or not it worked this time. I am going to try and put in a couple of other posts before I go into hospital, but before that, I really need to sort out my stash which has totally overtaken my living room, there is no room for anyone to have a seat. So it is just as well really, that I never have any visitors. lol Speak to you all soon, and I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and the sun is shining wherever you are. 

Friday, 19 April 2013

Acetate Front Card

Good morning everyone, I am sorry that I haven't been around for a while, I have no excuse apart from the fact that I have been trying out different techniques for my cardmaking. I am going to enter this card into The Outlawz - GCC0429, this is the first card that I have entered for quite a while as I haven't been too good. I hope everyone likes it. Jen :-) I have been having a look online and have been spending the majority of my time on Card Making Magic, I just absolutely love this site and the tutorials that are available, here is the first card that I have tried out. It is the Acetate Front card, I know that this is the first time that I have tried this project, but I was quite pleased with the way that it turned out. Items used: A4 embossing folder, circular sentiment "With love", 3 pink roses, 1 diamonte, piece of self adhesive ribbon, 1 ribbon and 1 heart, 1 piece of acetate. I embossed the A4 folder and then cut it to size for the card,. then punched the bottom of the card with a Martha Stewart punch. I then die cut swirls to put on the card, attached the roses and the diamante and the sentiment with foam pads. I then cut out acetate to cover the whole of the card and ensured there was enough acetate to make it a bow shape to cover the roses and not "squash" them. An extra 1.5" was put onto the acetate at either side, I then stuck on the pink ribbon and I then stuck down one side of the acetate using Pinflair Glue and put on bulldog clips to hold it in place, I then glued down the other side using bulldog clips until it all dried. Once everything was dried I then stuck on my pink ribbon and pink heart. I do hope that you like my first trial run of my card.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Baby Boy 3D Keepsake

Hi everyone I was asked by someone to create a Baby Boy 3D Keepsake, this was a very nice project to do from start to finish.

 I cut out all the pieces of the template and started by putting the bottom of the box together, and then the two struts in the centre which became 4 struts to split the box into four. I stuck silver strips to the outside of the struts and I then added the outside edges with the prams round all four sides. The prams had Glamour Dust sprinkled all round the prams and the wheels. There were 4 crystals put round each of the pram sides. I cut out another 2 prams to put inside the four struts, I cut out babies to create other images. These were all covered with Glamour Dust. The inside baby was cut out and put at the top of the struts and hung with invisible thread. I attached 2 silver charms, one a silver cross pram, the other a baby cardigan.

There were crystals attached to the top of the struts and bows, there was some decoupage attached nearer the bottom of the card. I then created the box, it was made with cardboard and acetate and finished the whole project off nicely.

Nautical but nice

Hi everyone, I just thought I would post a few cards that I have been working on both on my own and at the craft shop. So the first one was made at the craft shop, which I did enjoy. It is slightly different from what I usually do, but this class was mainly to do cards for men, which as we all know are very difficult to produce. lol


This was a 12.5cm x 18cm card with blue and white stripey paper as the background, then turquoise paper, the brown coloured paper was a Bassil paper. I then tied round double blue and white twine and tied it off in a bow, I attached a sentiment from the All Sentiments stamp set, this was done before I attached it to the main card. I then embossed anchors onto acetate and attached them to the card with two silver brads.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Creative Bug on the Loose Bit by the Bug Beginnings: Another Bug is Born has just released another lovely little image - Baby Blessings to buy or to win in a challenge. If you want to win this little cutie, please go to Naomi's site (above) and follow her instructions on how to enter.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Wedding Favours

Last batch, so far...



Wedding Favours

 Some more...


and more... 

Wedding Favours

Hi everyone, I keep saying this in the hope that I have some new followers lol. I am going to post some of my wedding favours that I do as a sideline, these are the most popular favours that I have done, so hopefully you will like what you see. If anyone is looking for Wedding Favours please get in touch and we will see what we can do for you, anything goes.

There can also be Wedding Favours specifically for men if you wanted to give the men in the party a little favour. Here are some more.

  Jen xxx 

Saturday, 6 April 2013

PanPastel Challenge

Good morning everyone, just a very quick post this morning as I am off to my card class. I would like to enter the following card into the PanPastel UK Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Sailor Boy Birthday Card

Hi everyone, sorry once again I have been MIA. Things going on and I haven't been feeling very well, but I have still been trying to make cards etc. The following card I am going to enter into Simon Says Stamp Challenge, it is to celebrate their 4th birthday. So I will put forward this card and hope for the best. lol

I hope that you like my card. Jen :-)