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

Daisy Lane - Never Ending Card

So, at the risk of being boring I have another Never Ending Card to show you today. This one uses my Daisy Bundle.










Don't worry - these posts are not never ending - I think I'm done with these for a while now!

See you soon - j xx

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Good Morning Magnolia - Never Ending Card

Is there anything more spectacular than a Never Ending Card? I love making them and recently I made one using the Magnolia Lane DSP. Instead of leaving it as it is though I decided to add a little colour. I coloured the flowers using my Pool Party Blends - have a look at how it turned out:








Individual images were cut and adhered to the card and sentiments were also added. It even stands up like a regular card so it can be displayed - take a look


See you soon - J xx

Rabbit Masks

Cute and Cuddly was the brief for this card - a Face book swap. Luckily I have just purchased Wildly Happy and these bunnies are just thing.
Post-it-notes were also grabbed so two little bunnies rapidly became nine!



The bunnies were then coloured with my Blends and a background of blue and green sponged on.
Rooted in Nature was also 'rooted' out and various bits were stamped and cut out to be added behind the panel of bunnies.


I'm loving using Kraft for my cards at the moment. It makes a good strong base and stands up well - as well as looking great with the woody elements.

There are three more gorgeous images of mummies and babies in this set and I can't wait to use them all!

See you soon - j xx