Monday, 25 September 2017

Painted Harvest

Painted Harvest is a set that I wasn't going to buy. I don't know why but it just didn't grab me when I first saw it in the Holiday Mini. However - I began seeing what other demonstrators were doing with it and it began to grow on me. So I bought it!

Here is my first play with the stamps

My card blank was sponged with Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz ink to create a soft background. I then stamped and fussy cut a couple of the flowers. These are '2 Step' stamping - one stamp is coloured with a pale ink and then a second image is stamped over the top with a darker ink to add detail. 
Before the flowers were stuck down I added the dark green fronds. I then stuck down two of the flowers with glue and the third with Dimensionals.
The paler leaves are 2 step stamped as well and these are cut out using the matching punch - very quick and extremely easy.
The stamp set and punch can be ordered as a Bundle - this saves you some money as it's a little cheaper than purchasing them individually.
The sentiment was stamped on to a banner and added as a finishing touch.

I am entering this card into the challenge over at

Challenge # 55
Autumn Colours

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

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Purple Tulips

Today I have a card to show you that I made quite a while ago. My wrists haven't been up to crafting and my hands don't like cutting much at the moment so it's lucky that I have a few cards in hand to put up on my blog!

I've used Tranquil Tulips one of the fabulous Hostess sets - take a look

My tulips are coloured with Fresh Fig ink while the little orange ones are Tangerine Tango. The leaves and grass are Always Artichoke. The sentiment is from Climbing Orchid.

I am entering this card into the challenge over at

To get this set you need to place an order of £150 or more OR host a party and have combined sales of £150 or more (excluding p+p). Please message me to place an order or to book a party.

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

Monday, 18 September 2017

Orchid Flower Wreath

So, it's been a while since I last blogged - my fibro has been playing up and it's been difficult to craft. However I have some new stuff to show you this week so please do come back!

Today's card is one I made for a recent swap. It uses the Climbing Orchid set and the brief was a summery wreath. Well most of my orchids have been in bloom over the summer so I chose that as my inspiration and made this card

I drew a circle on my card blank in pencil and then went over the top with the stem stamps. I then added my orchid flowers around the circle adding a few leaves and buds. The orchids are So Saffron card stock stamped with Berry Burst ink.

These flowers are so quick and easy to make especially as there is a matching set of dies. Not only do the flowers die cut but the buds and leaves too - making a card like this is a doddle!

If you wouls like to order the Climbing Orchid stamp set and dies or indeed any Stampin' Up product please do get in touch - or use my on line shop found HERE

Thanks for looking today - see you soon - J xx

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Blooms in Orange

I have a floral card for you today - in fall colours - take a look

The main large flower has been been cut out separately and attached with Dimensionals.

Stamp set used - Blooms and Wishes.
Colours used - Peek a boo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, So Saffron, Old Olive and Always Artichoke.

I will be entering this card into the challenge over at

HIMCR #316 - Fall Colors!

To order any of the above Stampin' Up products or request either of the current catalogues email me or go to my online shop

Thanks for looking - see you soon - J xx

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Blast from the Past

CAS Colours & Sketches have a 'Double' challenge this week - that is a colour challenge and a sketch together.

The three colours of ink are all retired however I have them stashed away on my 'Retired Shelf'! So I dusted them off and got to work making this card.

Actually only two of the inks were used in the end. The rose - from Graceful Garden, was stamped onto Pretty in Pink DSP, the leaves were stamped in the Certain Celery and the the band of Bashful Blue was created by masking off the band and stamping and sponging.

It was lovely to re-visit the old colours but Stampin' Up have loads of current colours just as lovely. Just take a look through the catalogue in my side bar and you will see - Powder Pink, Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky would be perfect for this.

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

Friday, 1 September 2017

It's Here!!

The brand new Autumn/Winter catalogue has arrived and it's packed full of fabulous goodies for all your seasonal crafting.

And if that wasn't enough for you - if you host a party during September or October with sales reaching £250 or place an order for that amount you will earn the Merry Patterns set completely free!!

Request your copy now or browse the online version in the side bar.
See you soon - J xx

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

A Pair of Flamingoes

Fabulous Flamingo has to be one of my all time favourite stamp sets. I love it! Any excuse to create a pink and girly card and out it comes!
Today I was browsing around Pinterest and I came across this card HERE. It's by one of my favourite stampers: Michelle Zindorf and I just had to have a go at CASEing it - come and take a look

I changed mine a little - I added an extra flamingo and made it landscape instead of portrait and I'm extremely pleased with how it turned out. Soft Sky was used for the sky (naturally) and Pool Party for the sea. The beach was created with Crumb Cake sand Chocolate Chip and the grasses are Always Artichoke. The palm fronds are Old Olive and it's all mounted onto a mat of Lemon Lime Twist.

I used Flirty Flamingo ink for my flamingo and I heat embossed the feather details with white embossing powder. I also used a Blushing Bride marker to add more colour. The eye and beak were also added with a marker pen.

I am entering this card into the challenge over on

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

Monday, 28 August 2017

Moon Baby Boy

I have another Moon Baby card to show off today, this time for a baby boy. Have a look and tell me what you think.

This is very similar to the pink one I made HERE. I used Bundle of Love DSP and Dapper Denim card stock. I used my own alphabet dies to die cut the letters and a scrap of old DSP for the baby gro and umbrella.

This is the tutorial I used

Most of the products used on this card can be ordered from Stampin' Up through me. Have a browse through the catalogue in the side bar and place an order by emailing me on
or go to my online shop
Items can be delivered straight to your door (£4.95 p+p) .

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

Sunday, 27 August 2017

By the Tranquil Tide

I've been a bit quiet lately as I've had my daughter staying with me. She's a teacher so she's enjoying six week off at the moment so I've managed to see her quite a lot.

Today's card uses a retired set, one I'm very reluctant to part with - By the Tide. Stampin' Up have loads of lovely stuff in their catalogue - you just have to click on the link in my side bar to peruse all the loveliness!

Here is my card

My circle was die cut on my Big Shot and the white coral was heat embossed with white embossing powder. Soft Sky and Tranquil Tide ink was sponged over to make the coral stand out. The lobster and shell were also heat embossed in white and sponged with Tranquil Tide before being cut out and attached with Dimensionals.

This card is being entered in to two challenges

Hope everyone is enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend - I have to work so please send me lots of sympathy please!!
Thanks for stopping by - see you soon - J xx

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Moon Baby Girl

I was asked to make two baby cards for two ladies who are about to go on maternity leave at work. Good job I have just purchased the Moon Baby set isn't it?!

The first card is for Alice who is expecting a baby girl - take a look

The pink baby gro that the baby is wearing is paper pieced with pink DSP and the rest has been coloured with markers and ink - both water colouring and sponging.
The little toys at the bottom were fussy cut and coloured with markers. The word BABY was die cut with my own dies from my stash - not Stampin' Up. The background is Bundle of Love DSP on a mat of Powder Pink card stock.

The moon baby itself is a little rocker. I followed a tutorial on Youtube to make it and it's very easy.

Thanks for stopping by today, most products used are Stampin' Up. Please email me if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed anything from the Stampin' Up catalogue. My details are at the top of the page or you could go to my on line shop - HERE

See you soon - J xx