Friday, 28 December 2012

Vintage Snowflake

Hello friends,did you have a fab Christmas?
We did,lots of fun and too much food but spent with our loved ones...just precious!
Today is a new challenge over at Little Scrap Pieces and the theme is Winter.
Karen and the team have lots of inspiration for you.
Here is my card...
Apologies for my picture was difficult to get a good shot.
The snowflake is a sizzix die and lots of layers,ink and diamond dust.
The word is made using Label Font from My Creative Time and covered in glossy accents.
Off to make some Winter thank you cards.
Catch up soon.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Santa Baby

Today is a new Fun Friday Challenge over at Little Scrap Pieces and our theme is Santa Baby.
Here is a shaped card I made using an old favourite...Doodlecharms.
I love this Santa! He is cut and welded at 6" and is for my son.
Do check out all the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and come and play along.
Merry Christmas

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Want to see my renovation so far?

I have a few photos to share with you to do with  the building work we have been doing.
It's not complete and we still have things to finish and rooms still very much ongoing.
 But my living room is replastered (1 wall) and as another wall will need replastering when electrics moved in the new year we have not redecorated,but we have it set up for Christmas.
Our downstairs cloakroom and utility,need plastering,new wiring and new plumbing but are useable.
But the photos I have are of my kitchen and dining room.
We are slightly more finished since taking these photos,plinths and backing etc.
Today my BFF Kate came around and we made a collection of Santa Teds for our Christmas tables.
Don't they look army of Santas!!
Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, 17 December 2012

Santa Ted Box!

Hello,this is my second post of the day. For my FCCB post please scroll down.
The ever so sweet and talented Brenda is our host over at BBTB2 this week and chose the theme of Santa.
We want to see your cricut cut Santa projects.
Last year I made Santa boxes and friends and they have been pinned so many times. I thought I needed a 2012 version.....
I think Santa Ted will fit in with his friends very well!
The box is from TBBM cut at 6" and embossed and inked.
Teddy Bear Parade for the head and hat at 3".
Ted joined by his friends...all links on the side bar.
Lots of inspiring projects from my fellow DT mates so do check them out and hope you are able to come and play along.
I am entering this over at Sunday Funday - Anything Goes
My kitchen is virtually finished and the scene of these photos.
I will try and post a few piccies before Christmas.
I would just like to wish all my followers,visitors and friends a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. Thanks for your friendship and support.


Fantabulously Shaped Cards

Good Morning.
Today is a new challenge over at FCCB and it is to make a shaped card using your cricut.
I did something completely unusual for me and kept it really simple.
I cut him from Hello Kitty at 5" and thought he was lovely as he was.
There are lots of carts with shaped cards and numerous possibilities between the Gypsy and CCR.
My fellow teamies have lots to inspire you so do have a look and hope you come and join in the fun.

Saturday, 15 December 2012


Hi Everyone,hope you are having a good weekend.
Yesterday was the start of a new challenge over at Little Scrap Pieces.
The theme is 'holiday'.
Sorry for being late but I have been holed up in bed all week with a dreadful cold....and nothing usually hits me hard so a big surprise,guess that's what you get when you have very long days and short nights trying to get everything done!
Anyway,feeling slightly better and here is my card.....
Dec 25th - all cuts 3"
DP - MME- Lost and Found Christmas
Distress crackle paint
Clear Rock Candy Stickles
Liquid pearls
Stick pin
Thank you so much for calling by,do check out all the fabulous inspiration over at Little Scrap Pieces and look forward to seeing your projects.

Monday, 10 December 2012


Hi,today is a new challenge over at BBTB2. Our lovely Julie is our host this week and has asked us to create a project with a cricut cut bauble. There are so many carts that have baubles on,so lots to choose from. I went with Artiste.....
Artiste - bauble cut at 3" x3
DP - MME - Signature Christmas
Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone Die
Penny Black Winter Messages

Now my teamies have lots to inspire you,so do check them out and can't wait to see your projects.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Exciting News!

Hello Friends,hope your week has been fab.
 Karen from Little Scrap Pieces has a new Design Team and I am really honoured and excited to be a part of it.
Our theme this week is 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..'
Art Philosophy for card cut at 4.5" and tree at 3.25"
Molly Blooms sentiment stamp
DP - K&Co Winter Wonderland Paper
Star stick pin
Do pop on over to meet the new Design Team and see all the wonderful inspiration they have to share and look forward to seeing your projects.
We are on the last week of our renovations and hope to be back visiting you all soon.
Have a great weekend.


Monday, 3 December 2012

Christmas Gift Bags

This is my second post of the day,for my FCCB post click here.
We have a new challenge over at BBTB2,the lovely Suzanne has asked us to decorate a gift bag or gift tag using cricut cuts. I love making gift bags so this was right up my alley.
I have 2 different projects to share with you.
My first is a vintage feel bag....
I used an old favourite, TBBM to make the bag cut at 4.5" and used a MS punch for the edge.
The DP is the Turtle Dove Collection by Kaisercraft. The wreath is cut at 2" from Dec 25th and has clear rock candy distress crackle paint on it. The sentiment is from Jingle All the Way by My Craft Spot. A wire handle and ribbon, hemp and a wood button just to finish it off.
My next bag I kept really simple and modern...
I added this cute little gingerbread boy from Create a Critter 2 to a plain gift bag.
He's cut at 3" and it didn't take many embellishments to  pretty the bag up. Just popped him up with 3d foam for effect.
There is lots of stunning inspiration for you over at BBTB2,so do check it out and hope you come and join in the fun. I am so pleased to have a couple of bags done ready for the festive season.
 Looking forward to seeing your bags or tags.

Snowflake kisses

 Hello Everyone,a big welcome to my followers old and new!
I can't believe it has been 2 weeks since I posted! Lots going on at home at the moment. The builders are nearly finished and I am starting to paint ceilings etc inbetween work and family life! We hope to fit our new kitchen next week and then I guess we can think about Christmas!! Lol.

I haven't been online for ages and will catch up with you all as soon as everything calms a little!!

This week's challenge over at FCCB is to make a project with a snowman or snowflake on it. Don't forget there has to be a cricut cut on it.

Here is my card....
I cut my little guy from Snow Folks at 3" and added some embossing,inking and dimension.
The tree is a memory box die and I distressed a chipboard snowflake and added twinklets.
The DP is Snow Day by Bo Bunny and I added (of course as it's my fave thing at the moment!!) Stampendous's frantage chunky white enamel and powder blue fragments for texture.
The lovely sentiment is from White Christmas from My Craft Spot. 
White flower soft for the hat.
Do check out all the fabulous inspiration from the FCCB DT and hope you come and join in the fun.
 Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, 19 November 2012


For my FCCB click here.
The talented and lovely Susan has set this week's challenge and it is Gratitude.
We are to create a cricut project for something/someone we are thankful for.
I have lots of things to be thankful for ...Family,Friends,Health,Life
My project today is for someone that I am so very Thankful is in my Son.
I had a very difficult pregnancy and was lucky that both he and I came through it.
Ossian was 12 on Friday and this is the card I made for him....
He took up golf this year and is obsessed with it. His handicap is down to 14 and he is playing for the County. He has been invited to Prep school and School of Excellence for talented players with the potential of taking it further. His birthday card had to be golf!!
He also plays football and is captain of Havant Hockey and goes through for County trials for them in January. Yes,we do run around a lot between all this,work and school!!
Many of you will know that I have a difficult friendship with my Gypsy at times!! Lol. But I did pull it out to make this card.
I used Everyday Paper Dolls and Wrap It Up for the cuts. I have to apologise because I have mislaid my recipe ingredients for this project. If you read my previous post you will know about the building work and I think I just 'filed' my ingredients. I will post them when they reveal themselves!
I would just like to say thank you to Donna and Carole for their leadership and friendship at BBTB2.They are handing over the reins to Susan who I Know will take good care of it.Carole is remaining on the Design Team with us(hurray) and Donna is moving on :(.
Donna we will miss you at BBTB2 and wish you well.
Do check out all the wonderful inspiration from the team and link up your thankful project with us.


Be Ye Thankful

Happy Monday! Hope you had a fabulous weekend.
Today is a new challenge over at FCCB - #138 - Be Ye Thankful
We want to see your thank you projects.
Elegant Edges - card and frame cut at 4"
circle 3 cut at 1, 1.25 and 1.5"
DP - K & Co Watercolour Bouquet
Papermania Gems
Do check out all the inspiration over at FCCB and come and join in the fun!
I have the builders in for the next couple of weeks and all living areas are out of use.
Power and internet will be out for some of the time. Just wanted to let everyone know as I am behind with visits from all the packing away and it will be intermittent for the next couple of weeks.
Sorry if I haven't caught up with you yet,but I will really soon.
Thanks for stopping by.
Jayne x

Monday, 12 November 2012

BBTB2 - Turkey!

Hello my lovely blog friends, how are you doing?
Monday already, so that means a new challenge over at BBTB2.
The very lovely and talented Brenda has asked us to make a project incorporating a cricut cut turkey.
This card is to wish all my friends across the pond 'Happy Thanksgiving'.
Artiste - card cut at 5.5",embossed and inked
Teddy Bear Parade - 3"
Piles of Smiles from My Creative Time
There's lots of fabulous inspiration from the team over at BBTB2,so do check them out and come and join in the fun.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Circle Inspiration - Angel Ornament

This is my second post of the day. For FCCB click here.

There is no challenge this week over at BBTB2 instead we are offering inspiration using circles.

At the weekend a friend showed me an angel she had made using SU supplies.( My friend doesn't blog and I didn't think to take a photo!)
 I couldn't wait to get home and try to make something similar with my cricut...

and here she is!

Amazingly quick and simple to do!

I used Elegant Edges and cut Circle2 - 5", 4.5" and 2.5"
K&Co double sided papers and cut the circles roughly in half.
There are so many cartridges with circles on.
I rolled one half of the 5" circle and both 2.5" into a cone.
I used my hot glue gun with the silver sparkle is an Angel after all!!
I cut a 4" length of wire and made some circles big enough to hold the cone. I cut the top off the cone and then put the wire through and glued in position.
I added a bead.
I used half the 4.5" circle and glued onto the join on the cone.
In hindsight I could have used the other half of the 5" circle and therefore didn't really need to cut the 4.5" one at all.
Glued the smaller cones on for arms and added a button as a halo. I have some tinsel but it was the wrong colour for this angel! I made a loop on the end of my wire so I could hang it.
This was my first attempt and I have to say that I am going to make lots more...the possibilities of changing it up now I have the basic recipe are huge...glitter,lace,maybe different cricut wings!!!! Lol!
We will be back with a challenge next week.
Thanks for stopping by.