Thursday, 31 December 2015

January 2016 almost here!!!!

Good afternoon ladies

I thought I would put the January samples on to their own post, as 2016 is almost here.

'Highland Winter' is the theme for the first of the card classes for the New Year.

Browns, purples and mustards are the winter colours, plus checks from the new Craftwork Cards paper pads.

Sneak peeks!!

Three cards in all....£12.00

Sat. 9th  Jan 2016
Sat.16th Jan 2016
1.30pm start.

Thank you for popping by.
Take care and Happy New Year to you all.
Jennifer x

Monday, 28 December 2015

Last of the Christmas pics.....

Hi Everybody

Hope you all have had a good Christmas.
Mine didn't go quite as planned, as I was ill, but thankgoodness I was organised with my cards and presents....
Christmas seems to have come and gone so quickly and the New Year is on the doorstep....
Thank you for all the cards you made and sent, very much appreciated, I love to look at what other people have made and pick up ideas too!
Thought I would show you a few of my Christmas pics :-

It will be sad to take my Christmas decorations down as I don't seem to have had them up long.

Christmas packs at the ready!

Stephen needed a collection of the same two cards, which makes it much easier than coming up with new ideas for everyone!

Nice Gingerbread theme going on here...

Lovely clean work-top ready for a new start...

Charlie keeping an eye on things as usual....

Being a nuisance in the other room though, when I was doing a bit of sewing....

Outside the weather thinks it is still Spring with lots of flowers out, apart from when it thinks we need more water!!!!!!

I have had Roses out late but I don't think I have ever had them late December...very pretty though.

Lastly I had to put these beautiful cake creations my sister Joanne made for us....this is the sister that doesn't make cards, but is creative in other ways....needless to say they are all gone and delicious they were too!
Thank you for taking time to look, I should have had these on earlier but best laid plans and all!!!!

January samples coming up.
Three cards in all, on the two classes.

Sat. Jan. 9th and Sat. Jan 16th 2016
1.30pm start.
£12.00 per class.

Thank you for popping by and may I thank everybody for their support in 2015 and look forward to seeing you all in 2016.
Jennifer x

Friday, 4 December 2015

Library Photos....

Afternoon ladies

Thought I would post you some of the photographs I took at the Fulwood library, where I have displayed some of my Christmas cards.
They are in until the end of December if you would like to have a look.

Thanks for popping by.
Jennifer x

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Second of the Christmas Cards Already!

Good Afternoon Ladies,

Can't believe we are on the second of the Christmas card classes already, and I haven't started on my own Christmas things yet!!!

As I always say" I must not be working fast enough", or possibly as Leanne would say, I am doing a lot of that dangerous pastime........."THINKING" and staring into space!!!!!

Anyway here we go with the next Christmas cards:-

Theme, "Christmas Trees".

Dark green and cream with gold brads and glitter.
Again I have used the new Graphic 45,  6"x6" paper pads, but, using the cream and greens this time.
New 12"x12" Holly paper too!

A little bit of Stickles in Gold and a new Pine colour.

New stamp from Woodware on the first sample.

Lindsay Mason stamp used on this second of the samples, with Kraft card and white embossing powder.

A little bit of paper piecing on the third sample.
There are Four cards in all on this afternoon class.

Sat. Nov. 21st
Sat. Nov. 28th - Full

Finally the Cheeky Chappie that pinched my chair when I wasn't looking........

And the hideaway when the fireworks start...........

Sadly he has been there most nights!!!!

Thank you for popping by.
Take care.
Jennifer x

Thursday, 22 October 2015


Hi Ladies

Just thought I would post the October Autumn cards that I have made.
Get them in just before I post my Christmas class sneak peeks.....

We used some of these Graphic 45 papers on the Autumn class, this one I made is ideal for Halloween!!!

A few ladies bought the Woodware leaf stamp which is great for Autumn and Winter cards. We used the script on our class cards.

The lovely House Mouse used on this Autumn card.. a very blustery day...just like today!

Lastly I thought you might like Cheeky Charlie, he found Leanne's quilt in a bundle when she was changing her bed!!!! Comforts everything...

See you back soon with my second Christmas samples.
Bye for now.
Jennifer x

Sunday, 4 October 2015

So Sad.......

Morning ladies

I have some very sad news that my friend Pam passed away in the early hours of this morning.

As most of you will know, Pam was one of the ladies that came along to the card classes. A very chatty lovely outgoing lady who very often made us laugh with the line "mine's not straight" .

I have known Pam for seven years when she first came into the shop. I think it started Pam paper crafting when she made her daughter's wedding invitations, a very talented lady who was very good with a pair of knitting needles too!

I have had many a laugh with her, especially when she was asked to make a good friend's wedding invitations and was getting behind and asked for my help. We spent hours punching cutting and sticking things together and trying to get them all straight!!!

Pam made some beautiful cards, a couple of examples she sent to me:-

I will miss Pam dearly, it was a great pleasure to spend time with her.
God bless, Jennifer x

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Christmas is a coming..........

Hello ladies

It's that time of year again when the reds and the greens and the baubles and the bells are out!!!!
Have you made any seasonal cards yet? I bet most of you have made more than me already!!!
I am trying to get myself organised as I have a few classes at home and at friends as well as a display at the local library this year.
I must admit I do like making Christmas cards.

Graphic 45 papers are on the menu.......Christmas carol
12" x 12" papers plus a 6"x 6" paper pad which is fab!

Lovely shades of red, green turquoise and beige....

I have used Woodware and Stampendous Christmas stamps with an animal theme..."friends".

Christmas with friends..

Just a sneak peek of the Christmas group...

Christmas Animals wouldn't be Christmas without Rudolph being there..... with his extremely shiny nose!

I am aiming to do four cards on the Christmas classes but still afternoon classes.
Starting at 1pm  till we finish.
£16.00 per afternoon.
Plenty of tea and biscuits as always...

Sat. 31st October- Full

Sat.  7th November -Full

These are the classes for the above samples.

I will be doing another group of cards with two more dates to follow in November.
Hope you like the samples.
Let me know if you would like to come along to any of the classes.

Last but not least a Charlie moment!!!

                                             Chill with all legs crossed!!!!!
Thanks for popping by.
Jennifer x

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Everything Autumn....

Good Afternoon ladies

Had a lovely day yesterday and last Saturday with the cards from the Craftwork card range, thank you to all the ladies that came along.
My next classes will be in October with the theme of Autumn, it is a time of year that I love with all the changes that happen colourwise with the trees etc.

Sat. Oct. 10th.... Full
Sat. Oct. 17th
Afternoon classes:- 1.30pm till finished
£12:00 per afternoon

Theme:- Everything Autumn...

First as usual the papers and inks I have used, this time being Graphic 45 and Kaisercraft, Distress inks in oranges and purples.

The Graphic 45 paper is ideal if anyone likes to make Halloween cards too!

First sample is a sneak peek at the Pumpkin boy, a great card for a young boy as well as the Harvest theme.

My second sample is quite a simple card with a warm Autumn feel, using a stamp I have used before from Woodware but this time just using the script for the background, something you can all stamp out.

Hope you like the samples, just need to get on with the last sample then Christmas cards here I come!!!!!

See you all soon and thank you for popping bye.
Jennifer x

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Take It Easy........

Hello everybody

Hope you are all well. Lovely weather at the moment, only kidding, but it's great for crafting. I am on to the September class already and I am even collecting things ready for Christmas crafting, which isn't too far away. I have to be honest, I do get excited about making up all the things for Christmas, cards, decorations etc. I love the build up!

Back to the September cards. I have used the' Take It easy' collection from Craftwork Cards.
Bright oranges and navy blues. Spiced Marmalade (distress) and Momento Paris Dusk inkpads.
Strings, ribbons and buttons in co -ordinating colours.

First up the basics I started with.....

8"x8" papers of which I have for sale.

First sample using the papers for a Happy Birthday or Get Well card...

Second sample using the new Bottle shaped cards giving another dimension to the cards....
Message in a bottle!!!!!!

The orange and navy colours go well with the kraft card.
Bottle shaped cards I have for sale too!

Classes are spread over two Saturday's -
Sat. 5th Sept. Afternoon 1.30pm start
Sat.. 12th Sept. Afternoon 1.30pm start
Three cards made. £12:00 per class

Thought you may like this photo too, of a nosey cat that likes to be at the front at all times, while I am trying to take them for my blog.....

Cheeky Charlie

Take care all and hope to see you soon.
Jennifer x

Monday, 10 August 2015


Morning ladies

Thought I would just post these lovely sunflowers that Meg and hubbie bought me :-

Very appropriate for my next class.

Aren't they beautiful..... A Big Thank you, that was very thoughtful of them and much appreciated.
Took me a while though before I could find a vase big enough!
Bye for now.
Jennifer x

Friday, 31 July 2015


Good Afternoon Ladies.

Last day of July, where does the time go!!!
My next classes will be Saturday August 15th and Sunday August 16th, three cards with a Sunflower theme.
Both afternoon classes.
£12.00 per class
Got to get these flowers in before the Autumn sets in, although the weather has felt a bit colder of late.
Think sun think Sunflowers.....

With new Graphic 45 papers and, you guessed it Sunflowers on them,  colours co- ordinating of course to.

New Stampendous stamps and Woodware too!

Sunflowers in a row for the first sample.......

Potted Mouse for the second......

Just a sneak peek as always.
Let me know if you would like to come along:- 1.30pm till all finished!
Thanks for popping by.
See you all soon.
Jennifer x
P.S. Charlie and his antics!!!