Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Christmas Animals

It's time for another challenge over at 
And this week the theme is

Here is my card

A bit of masking went into this card and some colour blending with some brushes too.

Coloures used are:
Emerald Envy (retired)
Early Espresso
Poppy Parade

Stamp sets used are:
Peaceful Boughs
Natures Beauty

All products used are Stampin' Up - message me to order on

Can you believe it's September already and less than 20 weeks to Christmas!
I do love this time of year though it's so lovely to see the changing colours of the leaves on the trees and feeling that nip in the air as the first frosts arrive.
Fall crafting is also fun as the colours are so exciting to work with.
Check my Facebook Page
for more cards and live video crafting.

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

Saturday, 15 August 2020

Christmas 24 Fancy Fold Card

It's that time again when I share with you mt DT card for 

And this time we are creating

Fancy Fold Cards

I have been creating Double Point Fold cards recently so I decided to make one for this challenge - take a look

It uses the new stamp set from the Autumn/Winter mini which is called Coming Home.

The images are coloured using my Stampin' Blends and the DSP is from the Forever Greenery collection.
Here's how it opens

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

Please Bare With Me

Morning all. 
If you are reading this post you will be one of my most faithful followers and I thank you all most heartily as I know I haven't been very consistant as of late.

My mum who is 76 has just been diagnosed with Alzhiemer's disease .
She has been struggling memory wise for about two years now but only recently consented to a medical test.
After undergoing the tests she declined to know what was wrong with her, accept any medication or help. Thankfully I am receiving help through various organisations.

As things stand at the moment I am still a Stampin' Up Demonstrator - if you would like any catalogues, products, infomation or to join my team - please message me on


I am a Neals Yard Remidies Organic Consultant - likewise for any more infomation on that please message me.

And finally I am still co-owner with Mynnette of the 

Catch me on Facebook

See you soon - J xx

Monday, 22 June 2020

Inspiring Iris

I've been doing a lot of Facebook Live videos lately on my page Phoenix Inspirations and one of them was using this little set - Inspiring Iris.

It's quite a simple card which cane be done in many colourways and is reletively easy to make - take a look

If you would like to see how I made these cards you can view the video

Have patience - it takes a while to get going as I wait to see how many people are joining me at the time!

I try and do live videos most days so please do try and join me. Thanks for stopping by today - I hope to see you again soon.

J xx

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Beautiful Friendship

This is a beautiful little set with loads of floral images and sentiments.
It's photopolymer which means the stamps are clear and that makes for better placement when stamping.
It's also fab for making a one sheet wonder like I did for these cards - take a look

The cards start off as one sheet of A4 card stock which you stamp over with your stamps - before being cut up.
Once your sheet is full it's cut into four quarters and then trim to fit your cards. Add sentiments and you are done.

Don't forget to decorate the inside of your card

and your envelopes

The stamp set is Beautiful Friendship

and you can place your order with me - email me on


I will even give you free p+p if you place your order before June 30th.

Pop onto to my Facebook page to see the video of how I made these cards

Thanks for taking alook today - please pop back again soon - Jxx

Monday, 15 June 2020

Sketch Challenge at Christmas 24

Good morning  - it's been a while since my last posts but life just seems to get busier and busier - which is very nice as I'm never board!!

Today I have my DT card for

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This is a lovely simple sketch just perfect for Christmas cards - and talking of Christmas cards take a look at mine

Stamp sets used are Snowman Season and Snow Front and I've used a combination of inks, Blends and Stampin' Write markers to colour the card in.

Please do pop over to the blog and take a look at my DT colleagues' cards and maybe you will be inspired to have a go yourself.

Thanks for stopping by today - hope to see you again soon - J xx