Thursday 22 December 2011

Final Christmas Cards...Phew!

This is it...I'm all done in the Christmas card department.

Thank you to everyone who has visited my wee bloglet this year and taken the time to comment.

Not only have I made some more amazing friends (some to be truthful are a little bit barking mad - you know who your are!!)  but I've also been hugely inspired so much along the way.

Merry Christmas to you ALL and I wish you the Healthiest & Happiest of New Years.

This final card was made by my very talented daughter Sophie.
See you all after Christmas...Have a good one xxx

Wednesday 21 December 2011

Getting Closer...

Another quick card from me today.
This one is North Pole Employee from the digital emporium that is Mo's Digital Pencil. Coloured with Promarkers, a splattering of glitter, papers from my fav' Christmas stack of the year (Papermania Festive Frolics) and a shimmery, lime green bow.

Entering it at -
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - Z Zingy Colours
Papertake - Last Christmas

Almost There...

A few more of my recent Christmas cards...

Digi - Geese-a-laying from Beccy's Place
Papermania Festive Frolics paper
Promarkers & snowflake

Digi - Cardinal & The Snowman Sassy Cheryl's
Papermania papers from way back
Card candy snow, MS punched border, glitter, Bizzy Becs digi' sentiment

Digi - Four Squared Snowmen Sassy Cheryl's
Docrafts Tulip collection papers
Card Candy snow, Kanban sentiment, Promarkers n' Glitter

Tuesday 20 December 2011

Public Health Warning

Hey Kids!
Go careful out there this week...there's a lot of 'Trolley Rage' in the supermarkets at the mo'.
Only this morning I was standing, minding my own business, perusing the goods on a shelf when all of a sudden I felt my 'humble' basket being bashed...not once...but several times!!
I turned to see an elderly lady with her ram-raid-style trolley staring at me with eyes that can kill at 40 paces. She was practically burning holes in my head with her evil lazer look so I politely asked if I was in her way, to which she then turned up the heat on her mega-scorch lazer eyes & I moved aside for fear of death or worse!!
Who would think Christmas shopping could be so dangerous.
Another couple of cards for your delight n' delectation

Party! Party!

Morning Christmas Fans!
The final guest left my daughters party yesterday just after 6pm last night, bearing in mind they'd been partying since 11am & I'd be confined to the dining-room with Oliver who was going positively stir-crazy not having access to his Wii, let's just say it was a long ol' day!
The living-room was a mass of tinsel & paper hats but by the amount of laughter I'd say a good time was had by all.

Another of my Christmas card makes today, gonna cram them all in this week...
This is a really cute digi that was a freebie from the unbelievably generous Beccy of Beccy's Place.
Coloured with Promarkers., papers from the DCWV Rose Tinted collection, with a snowflake & tiara crown embellie.

Entering it at - 
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Christmas Wishes

Monday 19 December 2011

T-Minus 6 days!!!

Good morning all you gorgeous peeps!
A couple more Christmas cards to share with you.
As I write there's a party in the next room. My daughter Sophie has a bunch of her chums round for a festive gathering, I can hear music blaring, sounds like they're playing Twister as there are squeals (like girls make) and loads of laughing. Oliver is playing the perfect host to the girls (Boy!...Is he in his element surrounded by teenage females). I'll try & post some snaps later as they're all dressed up.
I'm retreating to the safety of my bedroom to join the cat who's snoozing away.
Have a great day
Card Ingredients:

LOTV Snowman stamp & a freebie dog from a magazine
Papermania Festive Frolics papers & embellies
Promarkers,glitter, ribbon & snowflakes

Saturday 17 December 2011

Bauble Swingers

A couple more festive cards for you.

This one is Little Elf Mim from Mo's Digital Pencil, coloured with Promarkers & glitter, the bauble is shiney glitter adhesive paper, Anita's white snowflake stickers, mauve Bazzil card with MS loop punched corners.

This one is Little Elf Pipa also from Mo's Digital Pencil. This time the papers are from the DCWV Rosed Tinted collection and the giant white snowflakes are white card circles & I've used the MS loop corner punch to create a flakey effect.
Christmas is almost upon us, we had a flurry of snow yesterday to get us in the mood...bring it on!!

Friday 16 December 2011

Tree Gems

Despite only having a cold 2 weeks ago, being high on Echinacea, wearing a mask, bag on my head and avoiding contact with my fellow human beings, you find me once more with my nostrils stuffed with tissues and eyes leaking...EUGH!!
I am officially a Man Cold Magnet!
Another bunch of Christmassy cards today, this time completely stamp & digi free.
These were all made with gems stones. MS Embroidered border / corner punch, Bazzil, DCWV & Papermania papers, tinsel ribbon & 'oodles of glitter.
Off to bury my head in the sand...desperate measures!!

Thursday 15 December 2011

Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop

Merry Christmas Everybody!
Can you believe it's only 10 days to go until the big day? With that in mind, the Dream Team have some last minute festive inspiration for you this month with our Blog Hop theme of...NON TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLOURS chosen by our lovely hostess Kerttu

So I've gone for a pink, white and silver glitter theme with my first card. This is Teen Fairy Pia, coloured with Promarkers and oodles of glitter (teeny bit of red, but don't tell!) by Mo's Digital Pencil. Papers from the Docrafts Tulip collection, glittery star from Hobbycraft and the sentiment is table confetti.

My second card has been made for the coach of my son's football team, Knebworth Youth Stripes AKA 'The Mighty Stripes'. I've used Snowman and given him a scarf in the colours of our teams kit. A CAS card on an embossed framed background with papers from the Papermania Festive Frolics collection

If you're joining in with our festive Hop, then you should have arrived here from Kerttu's beautiful blog. After me it's Julie with I know something stunning.
As always there are two $5 vouchers up for grabs to spend at Mo's Digital Pencil for two lucky peeps who leave comments along the way.
Thank you so much for visiting...Merry Christmas & a Healthy & Happy New Year to you ALL!!!
Enjoy the HOP!

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Get 1, Get 3 Free!

At last... All Christmas card orders complete....Hoorah!
I'm going to post several cards at a time for the next few days, otherwise at this rate, I'll still be posting Christmas cards next July!!
I'll just give you recipe details below each post to save waffling (which I'm good at...waffling that is!)

Digi - Pollycraft
Promarkers & Glitter
Basic Grey Indian Summer papers
Crealie Die-Cuts
Card candy
Tiara embellies
Shimmery ribbon

Digi - Sassy Cheryl
DCWV papers
Card candy

Digi's - Pink Petticoat
Promarkers & Glitter
Papermania Festive Frolics paper
Computer generated sentiment

Digi - Sassy Cheryl
Promarkers & Glitter
Papermania Festive Frolics paper
MS punched border
Star gem snowflakes
Table confetti sentiment

There you go for today...catch yer tomorrow xx

Tuesday 13 December 2011

A Tweet For You

Just when I thought my Christmas card orders were complete, in come more, so I'm flat out at the mo', so forgive this quick posting.
This is for a friend's Nan with a Robin request. This little sweetie is from Just Inklined, coloured with festive Promarker colours & Christmas sparkle, flowers from my stash, a Crealie die-cut swirl, pearly pins & ribbon to finish.

Gaviscon at the Ready!

'In the words of Hot Chocolate...'It Started With A Whisk...'

Chuck in the alcohol-drenched lumpy bits...

Bung the mixture in a cake tin
Bake for just short of 10 hours!!! heard me right...I had the temperature way too low this year  but didn't realise until the oven 'pinged' to say the 5 hours cooking time was up and the cake was still soggy.

Drape in a ghostly marzipan covering...

...then feast yer eyes on this!!!
More snow peaks than Everest.

Saturday 10 December 2011

A Bit Of Fluff

What a happy world it would be if we had birds prancing round the garden with feathers this pink!!
It's a sunny ol' day out there today but you're gonna need your passion-killer thermals on...BRRR
My card today is for my friends gorgoeus daugter Roxanne who at 3 is going thru' a pink phase (I think I've just about covered the pink request). Here's Birthday Fairy from LOTV, coloured with pink Promarkers and silver glitter, the DP & flower embellies made from the most gorgeous Doodlebug paper ever (I may shed a tear if I can't find this again), pink pearl flower centres & a shocking pink feather to make everyone sneeze...HAHA!!

Entering it at -
Allsorts Challenge - It Takes 2
Sweet Stampin'  - Things with Wings
LOTV - Pink, White & Silver

Friday 9 December 2011

Just Because...

This card was a request from my MIL for her neighbour who has been quite poorly. She didn't want any words, just something subtle and feminine.
This gave me another opportunity to use my new Martha Stewart punch-all-over-the-page (stained glass) punch. So the background is shimmery,sage green Bazzill card punched all over except for the centre, the flowers & swirls are Anita's Glitterations in silver. I've kept the white glitter petal fillings so that when you colour with Promarkers, the colours are dragged over the glitter texture & leaves it more natural (I know what I mean, if I've confused you!).
Have a great weekend everyone!

Looking Back & Looking Forward...

Looking back over 2011 the highlight of my year has been becoming self-employed as a gardener & setting up my own business Tidy Gardens by Jane. I've met some wonderful people, who all wanted a gardener for a variety of reasons, and it's been an absolute pleasure working in their gardens. I'm really looking forward to next year!
My card today is to say Thank you & send Christmas Wishes to some of the special people I've met over the past year. I've used Sadie from Mo's Digital Pencil, coloured with Promarkers and mounted onto an embossed framed background and card, papers from the DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas stack, punched X-Cut snowflake, red gems, a 'smidge' of glitter and sentiment from LOTV.

Entering it at -
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Christmas Wishes

Thursday 8 December 2011

Cuter Than a Cute Thing That's Very Cute...

Isn't this 'Baby Emily' from Prairie Fairy just sooooo cute?
All the papers, paper-pieced frock, swirly die-cut, rolled flower and sentiment background have been made from the Papermania Henbury Lane collection with drizzles of glitter & sentiment from LOTV.

Entering it at -
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Double Trouble...

Morning Campers!
Just a quickie today as I have a mountain of cleaning-type jobs to do and a poorly cat to monitor.
My card was for a friend who had a joint 50th birthday celebration with her twin sister. The stamp is 'A Special Cupcake Birthday' from Sassy Cheryl's digital emporium, coloured with Promarkers, papers and flowers made from the  Making Memories Simply Fabulous Maddi collection with gem centres.

Entering it at -
Passion For Promarkers - Celebration
Papertake  - Anything Goes

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Get Well Soon...OR ELSE!!

This is Nurse Margaret (The Nice Nurse) from Bugaboo which comes with the 'touching' sentiment too.
You wouldn't want to meet her on a bad day!!
Coloured with my ol' faithful Promarkers, papers by Papermania from years back and buttons with silver trims.
Off to dose up on vitamins, pills n' avoid the Margarets of the world!!

Monday 5 December 2011

Festive Festiveness

Not long now lovers of Festive Festiveness!
Deck those ruddy Halls with Bells n' Holly...and while you're at it, paper chains, fairy lights, baubles and anything else that glistens, glitters n ' jangles.
My card today is 'I Even Love The Box' (Christmas Version) from Mo's Digital Pencil. Coloured with Promarkers, papers & embellies made from the Papermania Festive Frolics collection again with a silver star.
Off to Jingle some bells...

Sunday 4 December 2011

Oh Christmas Tree...Oh Christmas Tree!
Festive greetings to you all!
The tree's up, tinselled n' baubled til' you can't see anything left of the tree, fairy lights untangled & hanging in every room & outside too.
Yesterday we went to London for the day, a trip to M&M World which was on Oliver's Xmas wish-list, a 5 second visit to Hamleys Toy store (it was so busy, we walked in and straight out again!) and a mosey round the shops for my shop-a-holic daughter Sophie and then finished it off with a lovely meal & a walk round Covent Garden.
There was a 'String' band entertaining the crowds with beautiful music & crazy dancing when all of a sudden the Double-Bass player told us all to be quiet. There was one woman in amongst the whole crowd, who were singing, clapping & laughing along, who was on her mobile phone and she hadn't realised that everything had stopped & only she could be heard talking. There must have a been a couple of hundred people watching the entertainment, suddenly all quiet, listening to this poor woman on her phone still totally oblivious to what was going on her around her. We were all then signalled to point & boo at her, cruel I know...but hilarious!!!
Chrissy card's nearly all done now...phew! This one is Seasonal House on a Hill from Squigglefly ( 5 Seasonal House stamps), coloured with Promarkers & glitter. Papers from the Papermania Festive Frolics collection which I lurv!! Trees cut from the same papers, a lime, sparkly ribbon & snowflake embellie.
Have a good week everyone!


Friday 2 December 2011

Hard to Make Cards...

These are 3 bereavement cards that I've sadly had to make just recently.
This is simply a gorgeous peel-off scene on an alcohol-ink based background.

This one is a gorgeous digi called Button Flower Bag from Sassy Cheryl coloured with Promarkers, papers from the First Edition Hideaway collection, die-cut rings using spellbinders, paper-punched dots, LOTV sentiment & flower gems.

And embossed framed card with a Craftwork Cards Botanical paper centre and a Kaisercraft rub-on sentiment.

Spot the Snowflake Competition

Yes...competition time!
It's a tricky one, it'll take a sniffer dog, magnifying glass & a whole squad of top detectives to 'Spot The Snowflake'
There's no I'm way too tight...but I promise not to sing anymore Xmas tunes for a whole day!
There's more glitter than you can shake a stick at on this card. Red glitter paper background, the white, glitter snowflake (if you can find it) is an old Xmas tree decoration and the stamp was a freebie off a magazine coloured with Promarkers.

Entering it at -
Crafty Catz - Xmas colours & Sparkle
Totally Papercrafts - Let it Snow
Bee-Crafty - It's Christmas
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Lots of Sparkle
By The Cute and Girly - Let it Snow
Joanna Sheen - Christmas Wishes

Thursday 1 December 2011

Tea for Two

No singing from me today after complaints of 'bleeding ears' and 'howling dogs'!!
Straight onto my card as I have a free day & wanna cram in so much.
I've used the cute 'Coffee Break' stamp from LOTV, coloured with Promarkers, papers from the Basic Grey Eva collection, ribbon, flower & brad centre from my stash and glitter outlining to finish.

Entering it at -
LOTV - Anything But a Xmas Card
Fab n' Funky - Anything Goes
Cooking it up with Katie - Anything Goes
Creative Craft - Free for All

Wednesday 30 November 2011

Prickly Fairy

"The Holly n' the"
Yes, another song from my Christmas 'Sing-along-with-Jane' cd about to be released to rival anything Cliff Richard throws at you this festive time of year!
My prickly card today is Christmas Fairy Holly from Mo's Digital Pencil. As always, coloured with my trusty Promarkers with silver glitter highlights. I think the papers are from Papermania with glittery snowflake embellies.
Off to stroke my stash, have a groovy day everyone!

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Turn the Volumn Up!!

Tiz the season to be!
I will be releasing a musical CD, in time for Xmas, of festive singing from yours truly.
Can't wait for the weekend, when I shimmy much-beloved into the loft to hoist down the Xmas decs. It's so miserable out, Promarker Cool Grey 5 skies by my reckoning, need the tree lights up.
This cheery little beauty is Christmas Package Overload from Sassy Cheryls, coloured with Promarkers, papers from the Docrafts Tulip collection, huge white snowflake sticker (that hasn't shown up very well...DOH!) and a lime green, sparkly ribbon.

Entering it at -
Kaboodle Doodles - Bundle Up For Winter
Sassy Cheryls - Winter
Stamptacular Sunday - Anything Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas

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