Monday, 21 August 2017

You Shall Have A Fishy

On the card I have made for you today I have combined two stamp sets - High Tide and Jar of Love


I created my background scene with the lighthouse and made a section of beach in the foreground by using a torn post it note and a sponge. The Crumb Cake ink was sponged over the post it note and then a mask was made to add the grass. I cut out a jar and added some water to it using the sea stamp and sponging Pool Party ink over it. The little fishy was stamped inside the jar and the handle was heat embossed with silver embossing powder. It was attached to the card using Dimensionals.

Thanks for looking today - hope you like my seaside card. See you soon - J xx



Thursday, 17 August 2017

Bag a Bargain!!!

Did you know that Stampin' Up has a Clearance Rack? There are lots of lovely items for sale at bargain prices.
For example




These are just three of the many gorgeous items on offer - HERE in my Online shop.
The Clearance Rack is constantly being updated so be sure to check there often.

Short and sweet today - not been feeling to great the last couple of days - my fibro has been playing up plus I've had some long shifts at work. I'm feeling very tired!!
Thanks for dropping in today - see you soon - J xx

Monday, 14 August 2017

Calypso Coral Rose

I have been creating with Graceful Garden again and this is what I have come up with -


I've used Petal Garden DSP for the background and used some to stamp my rose on to. I used gold embossing powder on the rose and cut it out. Some gold thread was added under the rose and the  little sentiment was added.

this card is being entered into the challenge over at


Thank you for dropping by today - I hope that the weather has been kinder where you are - we've had more rain!!! See you soon - J xx



Sunday, 13 August 2017

Peace on Earth

Today I have another card for you made using the Carols of Christmas set


Again the main sentiment has been heat embossed in gold as have the corner details. I also stamped some poinsettias in Real Red on a piece of Whisper White card stock and then covered them with a cut out piece of a post it note. I then stamped the leaves and cut them out. I attached the using Dimensionals.

I have a day off work today - yay! I love it when I have a Sunday off - all day to craft and a roast dinner too! Hope you are having a lovely weekend of crafting - see you soon - J xx


Saturday, 12 August 2017

Deck the Halls

I've finally got around the crafting with my Carols of Christmas stamp set. I am pitifully behind with my Christmas cards so I'm trying to catch up now!!!
Today's card is a one layer clean and simple creation - come and take a look


My main sentiment was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder - I did the same with the hanging ornaments. My flowers in the corner are stamped in Real Red and Emerald Envy. The little lines were also stamped in Emerald Envy making a lovely little frame.

I am entering this card into the challenge over on


I can't wait to show you more cards made with lovely set or you could order it now and make some of your own. This set is available ahead of the release of the Holiday mini catalogue - click HERE to order your stamps now.

Thanks for looking today - see you soon - J xx



Friday, 11 August 2017

Seasonal Crafting

The time is fast approaching - not only Christmas but Autumn too. It;s what I call the 3 'H's of crafting - Harvest, Halloween and Holiday!

The new seasonal mini catalogue from Stampin' Up will be available from September 1st and it's jam packed full of lovely stuff!



It's full of gorgeous Christmas stamps, stunning Autumnal sets and gloriously spooky images.
Request your copy now and get a head start on all your seasonal crafting - my contact details are above and I would be very happy to send you a copy. My order for catalogues is going in very soon so don't delay. The main catalogue is also up for grabs and I can send you a copy of that too - please do get in touch.

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



Thursday, 10 August 2017

Card Pouch Tutorial

Good evening - and as promised I have the instructions for the little pouch I made for my note cards.


It's very easy - take a look



Take a piece of decorative paper 9" x 9" square.
Fold in half along the diagonal and crease firmly with a bone folder.
While the paper is in half score 2" along the diagonal.
Score each corner 4" in.
Your paper should look like the diagram above and the picture to the left.
Fold in the two corners - they will overlap. Remember to crease each fold with the bone folder.
Then fold in half. (Ignore the clip at this stage - it was for photographing purposes!!!)
Fold the sides down so that an envelope shape forms. Do this for both sides and secure with a clip - like in the picture below.












Because of the way it is folded it can be stood up but also can be folded flat to post - it makes a lovely gift.

I used Blooms and Wishes to decorate my note cards


I hope you like this little tutorial - it takes minutes to make but has a huge wow factor - I hope you have a go at making it.
See you soon - J xx






Wednesday, 9 August 2017

A Quick Hello

It is really a very quick hello indeed. I've been at the doctor's and hospital today and I'm very tired and achy - need to go to sleep!

So here it is for today - a pretty little pouch full of note cards


This is just a teaser - tomorrow I will tell you what I used and how to make it - see you soon - J xx

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Flamingo on a Beach

Another challenge card today and I'm in time for this one!!!
It's for 


here is my card


I've used Fabulous Flamingo and she is standing on a beach made from a stamp in the  High Tide set. It's almost a one layer card, my scene is stamped on to a panel of Whisper White card stock. It was sponged with Soft Sky ink for the background and then attached to the card blank.
My lovely flamingo is stamped in Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Smoky Slate - doesn't she look lovely?

I've had a very lazy day today. I took mum into hospital this morning as she was having a small operation. I came home while she had it and spent the afternoon with my feet up catching up on video-d programs! Very lazy I know but I enjoyed it!

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



Monday, 7 August 2017

Blue Rose

I made this card for the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches - unfortunatly I was too late to enter it! I am still going to show it off though - take a look


I have played with the Bundle of Love DSP again - this time using the blue side. It is of course the very beautiful Soft Sky and I have used the same colour card stock to make the rose. The leaves were stamped in Old Olive ink while the rose was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
The stamp set is Graceful Garden and both it and the Bundle of Love along with all the other items used on this card can be ordered from my online shop HERE

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