Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Challenge #002 at Christmas 24

It's time for the second challenge over at 

And the theme again this time is

We still have a DT Call running so please do join in.

Here is my card


So this card uses one of last year's Stampin' Up Christmas sets - Shine Bright. It is coloured with Stampin' Blkends and embellished with a few rhinestone gems.

Thanks for taking a look today and I hope you hop over to the challenge blog to take a look.

Bye for now - J xx

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

New Challenge Blog Starts Today!

I’m very excited to bring to you my NEW challenge blog. It’s a Christmas challenge blog and it’s aim is to get you organised for Christmas.
There’s a chance that if you start now you could have 24 Christmas cards made by December 2020 and if you enter more than once you could have a lot more!
Click on the link to join me and Mynnette over at



The first challenge is 


And here is my card 


This is a large stamp called Christmas Rose and it’s gorgeous - I can’t wait to use it more!

I really hope you join me this new venture - there’s also a DT call and you could even be on the design team with me and Mynnette. Just hop on over to the blog for all the details.

See you soon - j xx

White for New Year.

Happy New Year everyone - here’s to a year of health, happiness and crafty fun!

To kick off the New Year I have my card for the brand new challenge over on the 



White on white is very difficult to achieve and even more difficult to photograph - here is my card though - hope you like it.


The background is embossed with a dotty embossing folder and then I have added various die cuts and punched items to the card.

It would be great to see you over on the challenge blog - my team mates have created some exceptional cards to inspire you and of course it would be lovely if you could take part too.

See you soon - j xx






Monday, 2 December 2019

New Christmas Card Blog Coming Soon

I am starting a new challenge blog on the 1st January 2020.
It's purely for Christmas cards and will take place on the 1st and 15th of the month.

If you are interested in being part of the Design Team please leave a comment below with your contact details and I will get back to you.


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Rainbow Reindeer

It's time for another challenge over at the Rainbow Card Challenge and this week we have a Rainbow colour scheme for you.

Rainbow Card Challenge


Here is my card - a cute reindeer showing off his gorgeous multi-coloured baubles on his antlers!


This was such a quick and easy card to make. I used my Dashing Deer stamp set and heat embossed my reindeer with copper embossing powder. The sentiment was stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and then my self adhesive gems were coloured using my Stampin' Blends.
this is the kind of card that can be ultra simple as it is here or it can have all the bells and whistles added too and this is certainly a possibility that I will be exploring very soon so please do pop back and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by today - Happy Advent everyone!! - J xx

Monday, 28 October 2019

Pumpkin Pie Birthday

Today's card is inspired by Autumnal/Halloween colours. I also used the fab sketch from this week's challenge at



Here is my card


My main colour for this card is Pumpkin Pie - hence the title! The rest is Basic Gray and the base card is Very Vanilla.
The stamp set I used for this card is Perennial Birthday and not only does it have the gorgeous little floral images but this amazing in your face sentiment too.

I hope you like my card today - I'm off on my jollies tomorrow night after work. I'm spending a couple of days with my daughter.
I have a couple of cards made and photographed but whether or not I have time to share them with you is anyone's guess!!
Thanks for stopping by today - see you soon - j xx

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Dreaming of Spring

I have a challenge card to share with you today using the lovely Hostess set Soft Spring. I've used the sketch from this week's challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches


Here is my card


I used a pale pink card stock and over layered it with a piece of vellum that I had stamped my image on to. I stamped it with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
The sentiment is from Beautiful Friendship and it was stamped with Melon Mambo ink.
The ribbon is some I had in my stash but it matched perfectly with my colour scheme.

I have actually started making some Christmas cards this past week - they're not all put together yet but I've started!

Thanks for stopping by today - see you soon - J xx

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Leafy Hugs

The set Rooted in Nature was a gift from my lovely upline Michelle Last - please visit her blog as her cards are stunning.
Anyway - Rooted in Nature has some fabulous foliage images that look lovely as a wreath especially stamped in gorgeous rich browns - take a look



Kraft makes a lovely card base but I used Early Espresso for the circle in the middle - it's a perfect backdrop for the copper embossing powder.

Time's moving on and I'm hoping to use this set for a few Christmas cards  - imagine this card in red and green with accents of gold - yummy!

Thanks for stopping by today - see you soon - j xx

Stamping On Vellum

Beautiful Friendship again - this time stamped on vellum. It's a little tricky as sometimes the ink stays wet longer than on card stock but it does make the images glow don't you think?



So after stamping the vellum it was cut up and attached to a Kraft card base


A fancy banner was added with a copper embossed sentiment along with a couple of branches punched with the Sprig punch. Don't you just love the metal embellishments in the corners? They are my new Designer Elements. There's copper, gold and silver - lush.

That's all for now - see you soon - j xx

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Nice and Nautical with Sailing Home

Who says masculine cards are difficult to make? Well I did until I got my crafty little paws on this fab bundle.
Sailing Home has to be one of my many favourites sets and I really haven't used it enough!
Here is a card I made a while ago - take a look


The co-ordinating dies make great accents for the cards - I LOVE the ship's wheel!!


Making an early New Year's Resolution now to use this set more!!!

Thanks for stopping by today - hope you like my card - j xx