Monday, 27 August 2012

BBTB2 - Back to School

This is my second post of the day, for the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl
Back to School,click here.
The wonderful Brenda over at BBTB2  has given us a
Back to School cricut challenge.
Here is my card...
I used Wild Card 2 for the note book card, cut at 4.5".
The sentiment and scallop stitched circle is from My Creative Time.
My son starts senior school next week and his tie is maroon
and crafty stash didn't have that colour ribbon so I made it
pink and brown instead!
I have to say we are so very proud of Ossian,he won the highest award he
could get at the end of last term - The Clanfield Star award.
Only given to one pupil at the end of their junior school years.
All his mates and teachers signed his t-shirt!
Also..sorry ,one last thing...
He started playing golf at Easter  and he won the
 Golf Club Junior Championship on Saturday.
He's 11 years old.
I think I ought to start scrapbooking!!
Thank you for indulging me a proud Mum moment!
Now,back to the challenge.There's lots of  inspiration from the amazing
Design Team over at BBTB2.
As you know I am on the DT for FCCB  and BBTB2. They both are cricut challenge blogs and this week they have the same challenge,so do enter both.
There is blog candy on my FCCB post as it is a blog hop. So do check it out.
If the winner of my blog candy has submitted a project at both FCCB and BBTB2 then I will add an
extra surprise to their candy! Leave me a comment on this post so I know.
Just a reminder..BBTB2 is now a weekly challenge.
Looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations.


Back to School Blog Hop

Good Morning,how are you today?
Welcome to Jayne Designs and the EIGHTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!
Summer is coming to an end and we are all getting ready for BACK TO SCHOOL...each Design Team member will be featuring an original BACK TO SCHOOL Project that includes a SCHOOL RELATED Item, such as crayons, rulers, pencils, book, school bus, etc. along with at least ONE Cricut Cut.

If you've come from visiting Janea at Recollection Alley, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start Here.
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Back to School" project at FCCB!

How fun is that?
My project...
A file holder full of files and stationary.
I used CTMH Artiste for the files and holder.
The paper clips are from Fabulous Finds.
I had forgotten how many wonderful things were on this cart.
I used cuts for my Suitcase from this cart too.
The labels are a punch and Paula Pascual stamps.
I used TBBM2 to make this pencil box.
The sentiment is from My Creative Time.
The tape at the bottom was a holiday find in Cornwall!
 Can't have a hop without blog candy can we?
Would love you to be a follower...but only if you like what you see!
Leave me a comment on this post and tell me your favorite stationary item.
A winner will be drawn 3rd September.
You will have a week to claim your prize.

Now it's your turn! Let's see your BACK TO SCHOOL projects! Make sure to include a Cricut Cut somewhere on your project!
Next stop..Judy's blog, Crafty Jar. Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!
Happy Crawling!

Jayne x


Sunday, 26 August 2012

Blog Hop winner

Hello my Crafty Friends!
Hope you are having a fun weekend.
Thank you for all your holiday wishes,we had a great time
and the weather was relatively kind!!
I loved reading all your wonderful comments and finding out how you
like to spend your birthdays.
I appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment.
Now on to the winner of the embossing folder for Karen's birthday
blog hop......
Lovely card Jaynie!. On my B-day I love a good piece of cake or two ;) and spend it with my family if possible include my closest friends.
Thank you for aharing, have a wonderful day!
Congratulations Liz,drop me an email so I can get it in the post to you.
Tomorrow is another fun blog hop with more candy.


Monday, 20 August 2012

Suitcase Box

For my FCCB post please scroll down.

Hello and welcome to my second post of the day.
The lovely Carole, over at BBTB2 , is our host this week and has asked us to
create  a Vacation cricut project.

As you are reading this I am on holiday in (hopefully) sunny Cornwall.
Perfect timing for a vacation themed challenge I think!

I love the sizzix scoreboard die that makes a suitcase but don't own it and with having a cricut
I am reluctant to buy it.
Of all the cricut carts I own I couldn't find a suitcase box,so this is where I got creative!!

I used Artiste for the box,which opens at the top of the suitcase and Fabulous Finds
for the handle and luggage tag.
How dinky is that tag?

Obviously I had to add a bit of inking,sanding,embossing and stamping!
Without the inking and sanding I could really speed things up for myself
but hey I wanted it to look worn and well travelled!!

If anyone would like more details on how I made it,I will do a tutorial when I am
back from holiday.

Now check out the inspiration from the amazing ladies over at BBTB2
and come and join in the fun.


National Tooth Fairy Day

Happy Monday Everyone. Today over at Fantabulous Cricut we are celebrating National Tooth
Fairy Day.
For this week's challenge #125,we want to see a project using a
tooth,tooth fairy or smile.
Don't forget there has to be a cricut cut as we are a cricut challenge blog.

Many of you know I work with teeth but this challenge was nothing to do with me!
My tooth fairy and tooth were from A Child's Year which my lovely friend,Kate,
kindly lent me.
I made a pillow box from TBBM2 and embossed with clouds and added
the fab sentiment, which I love, from My Creative Time.

Do check out all the inspiration from the fab DT over at
FCCB and come and join in the fun.

My blog is like a bus,nothing for ages and then lots come along! LOL!
Back later with another project!!

Thanks for looking
Jayne x


Sunday, 19 August 2012

Karen's Birthday Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,hope you are having a great weekend.
Today we are celebrating Karen from Little Scrap Pieces birthday
with a birthday blog hop.


You should have arrived here from the amazingly talented and wonderful Lisa, or if you
would like to start at the beginning with the fabulous Diana click here.

I used Art Philosophy for the card base and frame
and  Spellbinder dies for the butterfly and tag.
The sentiments  are from My Craft Spot.

This card is winging it's way across The Pond as we speak.

What's a birthday celebration without blog candy?

I am sorry I don't have a picture but it is a cloud
embossing folder.

How do you like to spend your birthday?
Let me know and
I will select a winner at the end of the week when
I am back from holiday.

You will have a week to claim your prize.

Now on to the lovely talented Norma.


Friday, 17 August 2012

Guest Designer at Little Scrap Pieces

Hello my lovely blog friends I am so excited to be
Guest Designer today for my wonderful friend Karen over at

The theme for this week's Fun Friday challenge is add some stitching - real or faux.

You don't have to make a holiday card,just use stitching on your project.

My little robin red breast disguised as Father Christmas is from 3 Birds on Parade.
I added glossy accents to his boots and flocking to his beard.

Do check out Karen's fantastic blog,she makes beautiful projects.
Looking forward to seeing your creations too.
Head over to Little Scrap Pieces to join in.

Karen has a birthday this weekend and we are celebrating with..


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Olympic Photos

Hi Friends,hope you are having a good week.

Here are a few piccies from the Olympics.
As I said the atmosphere was amazing,the whole country seemed to buzz
for the entire two weeks.
With the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and then the Olympics,Britain has been awash with
colourful bunting and positivity. So good to see so many happy faces!

We had tickets for the men's semi final hockey,Australia v Germany.
This is the 'smurf turf '.

My Hubby with the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the background.
120 metres high viewing platform.

My Son in the Olympic Park.

Our gold medallist Jessica Ennis.
This photo was from a friend as we weren't at the athletics.
The Olympic flame.

Ben Ainslee,Weymouth

A snapshot of our family's Olympian experience!

Monday, 13 August 2012

Hugs and Giggles...

Hello Everyone. Weren't the Olympics fantastic?
The atmosphere at the Olympic park was just electric.
I have some photos to post later this week.
Maybe now I'll find it into my craft room!!....Not for too long though
as I am off on holiday next weekend.

Today the outrageously talented Shelly is our host over at BBTB2 and has asked us to use
an elephant cricut cut from any cartridge.

If you haven't come here from BBTB2,then do pop over and check out the projects from the
DT ladies as there is some amazing inspiration!

I made this card for my brother-in-law and his fiancee as they have just got engaged.
I like the fun element to it but it may end up as an anniversary card as the rest
of the household don't see elephants as appropriate!!!
The happy couple compete in triathlons....

A close up of my elephant couple,cut from ZooBalloo,inked,sanded and doodled.
Heart from George,grass from Create a Critter.
The sentiment is from Prima and I love it.I didn't have an engagement stamp but thought
this sentiment was just perfect.

Can't wait to see what you create and don't forget we still have Fly Away open for
another week.

I plan to catch up with all my bloggy friends today.
I also have a Guest Design spot later this week and
a fun birthday blog hop.

Jayne x


Monday, 6 August 2012

Fly Away

This is my second post of the day,
for my Jump In and Cool Off card click here.

The awesomely talented Jeri is our host this week at BBTB2 and the theme is
Fly Away.
We want to see your hot air balloons and if you don't have a cricut cart with
one on,then you can use an airplane.

I cut this at 5" from Wild Card 2.
And embossing!!!!
My Vagabond died on me!!...then started kicking out plumes of acrid smoke!!
But hats off to The Glitter Pot who replaced it and have sent it
back to Ellison.(It was torture having to have a trip out to this fab craft shop!   lol!!
Had to do a bit of crafty would be rude not too....and
Christmas was calling my name!!)

There's lots of fabulous inspiration from the ladies over at BBTB2.
We love it when you join in,just remember your air balloon or plane must be a cricut cut.


Jump In and Cool Off!

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone!

Today is a new challenge at Fantabulous Cricut. It is called Jump In and Cool Off - we
want to see your water themed cricut projects to do with waterparks,the pool or beach.

My little pup didn't make the olympics!! (yes,still hooked!!!) but enjoys a splash
around anyway.

Paper pups - cut at 3"
Card base cut at 4.75"
Life's a Beach  - flip flops

I am entering this over at Paper playtime #81 - Hot and Spicy(use a die cut).

Check out the inspiration from the talented design team over at
FCCB and come and join in the fun!