Thursday, 29 December 2016


Good Afternoon ladies

Hope you have all had a good Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. As I write at this time of year I look back and think where did the last twelve months go........time passes so quickly. Christmas card making come and gone, although I know a few of you ladies will probably be making cards for next year. It is nice to tidy all the Christmas stamps and papers away and bring out fresh new ones. So I have new papers, new stamps and new prices set for the January classes.

Birds are my theme this January. Browns, yellows and greens are the colours.

                                    Check ribbons,brown and yellow twine.

Papers by Graphic 45 and Simple Stories, stamps by Woodware and Cardio.

First sample:-

A Little Birdie Told Me.......
A washing line of birds!!!!

Second sample:- Little Bird House.

Third sneak:- Bird and bird cage.

Hope you like the samples.

Four cards to make in all, NEW PRICE of £18.00
1:30pm start till finished.
Tea and cake too!

First class:-
Sat. 7th January 2017

Second class:-
Sat. 14th January 2017

If you would like to come along to one of the classes just drop me an email.

Thought I would just post this picture of my work top as I was making up the samples, I couldn't find my scissors!!!!
It doesn't take long to make a crafty mess, does it?

 Thank you for popping by and may I take this opportunity to thank everybody for their support in 2016 and I look forward to seeing you in 2017.
Take care and Happy New Year to you all.
Jennifer x

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Birthday Boy....

Afternoon Ladies,

Thought I had better put the Birthday Boy on the blog as most of you like to know what's going on in Charlie's life........
Sixteen today....

Not sure if that is a happy look or not!!!!!

He got a new cushion made for him......

But somehow he prefers my chair!!!!!

                                              HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE.

Thanks for popping by.
Jennifer x

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Oh Little Christmas Tree.........

Evening Ladies

I have been so busy today I nearly forgot to put the Card of the Month on my blog, but here it is, the last one of this year.

December Card of the Month:-

Oh Little Christmas Tree..........

                                             Greens being the colour.

The stamp I have used this time is from Which Craft? A novel little tree with a spindly trunk!

Products used:-

1 x DL Aperture card
1 x Stamp- Meet me Under the Christmas Tree
1 x Paper, Simple Stories- Gingham
Versamark Inkpad
Memento Inkpad- Bamboo
Gold Embossing Powder
Piece of Cream Net
Gold Stickles
Lime Stickles

Hope you like the card.
Thank you for popping by........
I will be back soon with dates for the January 2017 classes.
Bye for now.
Jennifer x

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Autumn Walk......

Good Afternoon  Ladies...

November Card of the Month...... 'Autumn Walk.'

I have used a Lili of the  Valley stamp on this occasion.

L.O.T.V. stamps are great for colouring in, getting chance to use all your pens and inks. They always stamp very clean and crisply.

                                          Shades of green, brown rust and reds..............

                  Felt, buttons and netting, plus Stickles all added to the card....

                                                      A framed picture.

Products used:-

1 =  8"x 8" Scalloped cream card.
1 x  Kaisercraft paper, Holy Night Collection
1 x  Christmas Promise cream patterned paper
1 x  L.O.T.V.stamp, Winter Walk
Assortment of scalloped dies
Marianne Tree die
'Just For You' Embossing folder
Versafine ink- Smokey grey
Assortment of colouring pens
Stickles - Pine
Cream netting
Green felt

Papers, card and stamp for sale.

Thank you for popping by.
Take care
Jennifer x

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Christmas Promise.........

Good Afternoon Ladies

I hope I find you all fit and well!!!! or maybe just out of two isn't bad!!!

My second set of Christmas cards already and I just love these colours.
Pale grey, pale pink, copper and white, the cards look very classy if I say so myself!

New stamps, new dies, new papers, what more could you want....from a  crafter's  point of view that is.....

Starting with the collection:-

Silver and pink ribbons and copper brads.......

Silver thread....

                                                Pink pearls and Silver and Copper Stickles.....

The first of the samples:-

Simple but stylish...

New Stampendous stamp....

Last peek:-

A touch of copper foil on the paper I have used on this card. Not too much as you will probably know by now that I am not a GLITTER GIRL.......

Hope you like the samples.

Classes are:-

Sat  . 5th November
Sat. 12th November
SAT. 19th NOVEMBER (Extra Class)

Four cards per usual, £16:00 for the class

If you would like to come along please email me.
Thanks for popping by.
Jennifer x

A few Charlie pics.....

                                                         Sunbathing Charlie!

Sleep anywhere Charlie, even if it means wrapped up in the dryer cable!!!!

Bye for now. x

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Forever Autumn.....October Card.

Afternoon everyone

Forever Autumn is my October card of the Month project.
I have always loved this time of the year when the leaves turn into beautiful shades of gold, browns and burnt oranges. Woollies come out and frosty mornings appear......

We can all but dream that bad weather won't follow!!!!

Autumn colours of green, brown and tans have been used in the making of this Autumnal card.

Graphic 45 paper used for the inside showing of the card.....

Maple leaf punch used from Woodware.

Embossing folder from Ultimate Crafts.

Easy card to make , and this is what I used:-

White Linen card 18.5cmx 15cm (cut 5cm from the front)
Graphic 45 paper (November Montage)
Green card
Brown card
Tan card
1 x Leaf Punch
1 x Rose Leaf Embossing Folder
Corner dies (mine are Die-namics)
Sentiment stamp
Versamark Inkpad
White Embossing Powder
White Gelly Roll Pen
Brown Button String
Lime Green Stickles
Copper Siickles (New)
Dark Chocolate Liquid Pearls

Hope you get chance to make this card, perfect for an Autumn Birthday, Male or Female.
See you all soon.
Take care
Jennifer x

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Christmas in October...........

Hello Ladies

I am back with the cards for October... Christmas cards.....themed around the Craftwork Cards Festive Chalkboard collection.
Red, green, white and of course the black. The black seems unusual for Christmas cards but it is great for embossing on, with Versamark and white embossing powder.

Christmas coloured stickles!!!!


The first sample I have used the Lindsay Mason stamp...'Winter Wonderland Snowman'.

Using the white embossing powder...on a shaped card.

The second sample I have used the Woodware stamp,' Noel Window'.

This is a great stamp that you can cut down and make smaller cards or use the entire stamp as I have done here. Just a sneak peek though!!!

I have these stamps in stock but if you would like this Woodware stamp in particular, it may be a good idea to let me know as soon as possible. The reason being I had word from Judith at Woodware that they are retiring at the end of this year and so I am thinking ahead that you may need to order this  stamp early before she sells out.. the Noel stamp is £5.50.

Panic set in when I got the letter....Woodware are one of my favourite stamps!!!!! What am I going to do!!!

I have been debating on what days to do these classes on, as I had mentioned having a small break. The weather has been great and I have enjoyed tidying up the garden and putting in the Autumn flowers, but I have to say I was ready to start my cards again. I think I lost my routine!!!! Anyway the dates are:-

Sat . 8th     October
Sat.  22nd  October
Afternoon 1:30pm till we finish.

Let me know if you would like to come along. If these classes get booked up I will add another day.
Thank you for popping by.

For those of you that haven't seen Charlie of he is!!!

     Doing what he is always doing.....

                                                                 Cat Napping!!!!!

Take care.
Jennifer x

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Flowers Just For You....

Hello Ladies

I can't believe I have made my ninth' Card of the Month'......
September is usually a lovely month one of my favourites.

A useful card for a Birthday, Anniversary or Engagement etc.
Lili of the Valley stamp:- Close Your Eyes.

Pink floral paper from MME

I have used pink felt for the decorated corners. I have also shown a close up, so you can see that I have stitched round the edge of the card and the felt corners are stitched together, before I stuck them to the card. I use my sewing machine which stitches paper easily, just remember not to use too much glue or sticky tape as that can clog everything up.

Ingredients as they say:-

1 x   7"x7" Scalloped card
1 x  My Mind's Eye paper(Memorable 'Journey' Adventure paper.
White card for layering
Spellbinders Labels Two Dies
Die Namics Corner Dies
1 x LOTV stamp - Close Your Eyes
Sentiment stamp
Assorted Promarkers
Pink net
Ric Rac
Pink thread (for stitching)
Leaf Punch
Glossy Accents

I have made up a few packs with the Felt corners, Net and Ric Rac etc. plus I have the Papers and Cards.
Till next time
Take care everyone
Jennifer x

Monday, 29 August 2016

Another sneak peek.....

Afternoon ladies,

Just another sneak peek at the Berries and Cream class:-

Strawberries at the ready, had to stamp quite a few strawberries this time.....

A peek at the third sample:-

Will be back soon with the Card of the Month.
Take care.
Jennifer x

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Berries and Cream....

Hi Everybody

Busy card making to get my September samples out and here they are...

The theme this time is Berries and Cream, using reds, greens and creams for the papers and stamps that go well together.
Bright and fresh colours, a complete contrast to the last set of cards. My Minds Eye papers which are always my favourites.

Stamps used by Sweet Dixie and Cardio Majestix, which I have for sale. Distressed ink- Barn Door which gives a nice strawberry red colour, very appropriate for the berries.

I have used cream cards this time, different shapes too.

First sample using the Sweet Dixie stamp:-

Second sample using the fresh green gingham papers from Craft Creations.

The two classes will be on :-

Sat. 3rd   September - FULL
Sat. 10th September

Four cards:- £16:00

Let me know if you would like to come along.
Thank you for popping by.
Jennifer x

Monday, 1 August 2016

August Card of the Month......Flower Stitched Border

Good Morning Ladies......

Back with Card of the Month....Stitched Flower Border. Long title, but the name of the stamp I have used from Woodware. A very versatile stamp that can be used for any occasion and that can be coloured in, or paper pieced, like I have done......with a little stitching added.

Instead of putting the finished picture on to a card, I mounted it on to Calico, which I then put on a wooden embroidery hoop, makes a change. A nice gift as well as a card.

I have put a couple of close ups, so that you can see where I have added embroidery thread. The stitching is just added on over the stamped areas. A little felt too.

I have used the following:-                                                                                                                      

1 x Embroidery Hoop
1 Piece calico
1 x Woodware stamp "Stitched Flower Border"
1 x  12"x12" Studiolight paper- La Provence
Circle Die and Scalloped Circle Die
Versafine Black Inkpad
Clear Embossing Powder
Thin Black Liner pen
Small piece green felt
1 x Button
Cotton Ribbon
Green Embroidery thread
2 x Brads
Stickles Lime Green

I have the papers in stock for this card, Calico Inks etc.
Hope you like the card.

Till next time, Take care.
Thank you for popping by.
Jennifer x

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Lavender and Lace.......

Good afternoon everyone.

August class samples here at last, got a little distracted with the nice weather and the you do....but they are here now.

Lavender and lace the theme for August. Lavender stamps, lavender inks, lavender ribbon and lavender pads. Hopefully you all like lavender which I have matched with Kraft card. I have used 'Studio Light' paper pads that are a little distressed too.

Hessian, buttons, Stickles and button thread to help along the way.

My first sample is a mix of the papers and the Kraft card.

The second sample is a lovely bicycle stamp from Woodware.

It's a great stamp to colour with. Lots of flowers to colour ...... Lavender!!!

Last sneak peek is of the Lavender stamp with a little glitter from the Stickles (Lavender).

Hope you like them.

The two classes are on the Saturday 6th and 13th August, and at the moment are both FULL.

Will be back soon with the Card of the Month for August....where does the time go!!!!
Take care all and thank you for popping by.
Jennifer x