Monday, 5 October 2015

Flower Shoppe Lilacs

I've teamed up the LOTV stamp 'lilacs' with the beautiful NitWit 'Flower Shoppe' papers. I made this card for a friend who's been an absolute star over the last few weeks with all the health and dog dramas I've had! You know a person is a real friend when they stick with you when life is utter pants :-)
I haven't done much colouring lately and it's going to take a while to get back into the swing of things!
This is one of my favourite stamps :-)

This is my first LOTV Design Collective card for October.  Thank you for coming to visit, I really appreciate it.

My little doggie starts his chemotherapy on Thursday and we hope that it helps to slow down the spread of the cancer and makes him a little better. Fingers crossed.

Hugs, Jayne

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Samuel Taylor's Class

I taught a lovely class of ladies at Samuel Taylor's last Sunday. They were just the best class, so eager and excited to learn and share their knowledge. I had such a great afternoon :-)

These are the two cards we made:

 The panels were made using the Sue Wilson snowflake striplet and we used sheets of double sided adhesive to stick the glitter. We also decoupaged the snowman - though you can't tell here.(Woodware snowman stamp!)

I think this next card was the class's favourite though.
The snowflake is a Joy Crafts die and the holly flourish is from Sue Wilson.
I really love this little snowman stamp - really versatile and very jolly.

Apologies for my bad blogger-ness lately. I have had an unmovable virus for weeks. The main reason for my absence though is that my beloved doggy has been diagnosed with a very rare and incurable cancer. He starts chemo in a couple of weeks and we hope that stops the cancer spreading in the short term. I have concluded, in the last couple of weeks, that your dog will break your heart far worse than any man ever could!!!! I shall go and snivel somewhere else.

Thank you so much for visiting me, it means such a lot. I shall endeavour to pull myself together and visit you soon. Hugs, Jayne xx

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Purple Friends challenge reminder.

A quick reminder that Squirrel is running a purple friends challenge over on her blog.  All she wants to see is a 'friendship' themed card which also contains purple - somewhere!!
 This is my midway reminder card and my first LOTV Design Collective card for September.
The papers are 'Promises' from NitWit Collections.
Hope that you can join us. Hugs x

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Birthday balloons!

Stamp: Ellie's Birthday
Papers - Echo Park - Sweet Girl
Sentiment - LOTV sentiments to fit the scroll
Coloured with copics.
Liquid Pearls.
Hope that you're having a great weekend. Jayne x

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

More Purple Friends with Squirrel!

Good morning! This will be a super quick post as today I have my two plus my cousin's daughter to look after and we have something approaching a mad house :-)

This is my second card for Squirrel's 'Purple Friends' challenge. This one is Stampingbella's Paige and Peggy pour some tea.
My daughter thinks that this looks like me and my friend Sarah. I, of course, am the one with the mad hair!!!
I hope that you get the chance to join us in this fun challenge :-) All you need is to hop on over to Squirrel's blog and enter a card about friendship that also contains something purple.

Hugs, Jayne x

Monday, 31 August 2015

Purple Friends with Squirrel :-)

Ok, so this month the fabulous Squirrel has invited Annette and I to join her in hosting another fun challenge. This time it's cards with a friendship theme, and if I heard right a purple theme :-) So if you have purple friends you're pretty much good to go!

I'll start with this super cute image (now retired) from LOTV. I've teamed it with the Snow Princess papers from NitWits - which I assure you have a much more purpley hue in real life.
I hope that you can join us over on Squirrel's blog.
I have waged war on all the random pieces of plastic tat in the house. Seriously, it's not that children have large plastic toys, it's all the little bits of plastic rubbish that have no place in a civilised world. And nobody even knows what most of them are. Let me tell you, when my older girl goes to school on Thursday I am waging war on her toybox of tat. The reason I don't clean the house is that I can't even see the floor in most rooms. And not that I am a dreadfully slovenly slack housewife who would rather craft. Obviously.

Sending hugs xxx

Monday, 24 August 2015

Baubles (with robins!)

I very nearly didn't post this as my husband said that the paper looked like Vera Duckworth's wallpaper :-( I'm not sure he was impressed and now I'm not sure either!
The robin trio stamp set will be available, along with the other trio sets showcased by the fabulous Design Collective girls, at Lili of the Valley on the 31st of August.

Thank you for stopping by and for all your kind comments. You're keeping me going at the moment!

No more robins now. For a while. Sending big hugs. Jayne xx