Saturday, 30 December 2017

A Winter's Day.......

Afternoon everybody

Hope you have all had a good Christmas and are ready for the New Year to arrive. New beginnings for us all.....

I have enjoyed my break eventually, after making all my Christmas cards etc. I like the fact that you clear all the Christmas crafting stuff away, and bring out the new, if not different, elements out.

My theme this January is:- A Winter's Day.  I wanted not to forget winter, as I like the cold frosty mornings, warm woollies and hot drinks!!!! Just to add though, I am not keen on all this rain that seems to come along with winter too!!!!!

Green, turquoise and clean white are the colours on this class.
I am using a stamp from Woodware that I had in the past, but is very appropriate for winter. A new stamp from Creative Expressions which has some nice text on it too. Papers from Craft Creations and Simple Stories. Promarkers in shades of green, brown and turquoise, (new) of which I have for sale.

Ribbon, netting, buttons and twine.

Close-up on the clear stamp from Creative Expressions.

First sample using the Snowdrop stamp.

Second sample is the Winter's Day card.

I have left this card without a greeting on it, so you can send it for whatever the occasion.

I hope you like the two samples, I will be back with a third very soon, just wanted to get the blog up and running again.
The classes will be on:-

Sat. 13th Jan  2018  FULL/CANCELLED

Sat. 20th Jan  2018 FULL
Sat. 27th Jan  2018

Same time, 1.30pm, same place, and same price £18.00  The price of the packs will be £10.00 for those not attending a class.

Thank you for popping by and I hope you all have a very Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you in 2018.
Take care
Jennifer x

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Christmas Wreath.........

Afternoon ladies

I thought I would keep in touch with you all, by sending a Christmas wreath card that I have made.
Busy at the moment making all my Christmas cards for my friends and family, as I would imagine are most of you.
December is usually a busy time for all, that's why it is a good opportunity for a break from doing classes.
It gives me a chance to catch up, enjoy the Christmas festivities and recharge my batteries for the coming year.

I have made this card using stamps from Cardio, Branchng Out, for the wreath and for the background, and Christmas Hang-ups for the hanging ornaments.

I used Memento inkpads, Bamboo Leaves and Rhubarb Stalk.
Two of my favourite colours.
Finished off with liquid pearls.

I love the little pegs that are on the stamps too.
Hope you like the card and it gives you a little inspiration.

Take care all, and see you soon.
Jennifer x

Friday, 20 October 2017

Christmas... Black and White.

Good morning ladies

I am back with the second of my Christmas card samples for November..... Christmas black and white, and a little bit of red and a little bit of silver.....

I seem to have made a lot of Christmas cards of late, even though it is only October, but I haven't started on my own cards yet! By the time I get to making my cards for Christmas, the mind will have gone blank!!! I so enjoy the making of Christmas items, be it cards or sewing, especially when the weather is awful. Where have all the nice Autumn days gone to..... luckily we can see the changing of the colours, if not the sun!!

My theme this time is black and white with added sparkle.

New papers, new stamps, what more could you want....

First sample:-
Using the penguin stamp from LOTV. Cute picture to colour in.

Second sample:-
Christmas bauble stamp used on the inside of this card. A little sparkle added.

Third sample:-

Simple with a touch of sparkle.
Papers from Craft Creations.

Sat. 11th Nov. FULL
Sat. 25th Nov.
£18.00 for each class

Let me know if you would like to come along.
Also let me know if you are interested in another small Christmas card class on a Wed.
Thank you for popping by.
Back soon.
Jennifer x

P. S. For Charlie fans.

Keeping watch,but no place for the tail!!!

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Christmas Vintage.....

Hello Ladies

Back again with the samples for the October classes.......Christmas Vintage.
Simple Christmas papers with a vintage feel. Red, green and cream colours.
I usually give you a sneak peek at the papers, but this time I haven' will have to wait and see on the day. A surprise for all.......

Hanging Christmas ornaments for the first sample. I used a new Woodware stamp.

The robins are stitching a 'Happy Christmas' for you in this sample, again a new Woodware stamp.

An aperture card for this Christmas scene.

The fourth sample of course, you get to see on the day.

Classes are:-
Sat. 14th Oct.
Sat. 21st Oct......FULL

£18:00 plus tea/coffee and cake.

Let me know if you would like to come along.

Thank you to all the ladies that came along to the Wednesday class, a good day was had by all.  I  enjoyed making the small Christmas cards and will have to do another one mid week.

Thank you for popping by and see you all soon.
Jennifer x

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Small mixed Christmas cards.......

Hi Ladies

Just a quick post to let you know of new class dates. I have made the first samples for the Christmas cards for the afternoon classes. Smaller cards, five, so hopefully that will keep you busy the whole of the afternoon.

Five smaller cards :-  £18.00
Same time, 1:30pm till finished.

All samples have the theme of Die-cuts:-
First sample mistletoe.

Check papers, holly, stripes and snowflake patterns.

Red, green and blue papers.

There are three of the samples - two more you get to see on the day.

Extra card packs are not available for the Wednesday classes.

My first class will be:-

WED 27th Sept.

If this class fills up quickly I will add another date earlier in September.

Drop me an e-mail if you would like to come along.
Thank you for popping by.
Jennifer x

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Autumn Plaid......

Good Afternoon ladies

September samples all done and dusted....

Plaid is the theme for September Autumn cards. A mixture of brown, tan, green and yellow.
Simple Stories are the papers I have used this time. Always a good quality paper and lovely colours.

First sample:-

Molly Bloom collecting fruit on the first sample.

Second sample:-

LOTV stamp used on craft card. Ideal card for male or a retirement card.

Third sample:-

I used Bamboo Momento Inkpad on this new Cardio stamp, plus the green check paper.

Card classes:- £18.00

Sat. 16th Sept.
Sat. 23rd Sept.

Let me know if you would like to come along.
Take care till next time, and thanks for popping by.
Jennifer x

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Special Occasions...........

Afternoon all, just can't believe that we are here already!!!!
Back into the swing of things with the August classes.....Special Occasions. This theme covers all cards really, they are all special occasions for whoever the celebration is for.

Graphic 45 papers.....Cafe Parisian.
Peach, turquoise and navy, some of which are floral.
The 6" x 6" paper pads have a selection of prints, plus stripes and dotties in the same colours.

Paper flowers, string pearls and organza ribbon all co-ordinating.....

1st Sample:-

Sneak peek of the floral paper and stamp by Craftwork cards. Both for purchase.

2nd Sample:-

Stamped flower image on matching card stock. Embossed with white embossing powder for a different effect.

Final sample:-

Sweet card for any occasion. Stamped and coloured in. LOTV stamp.

There are the samples, just one more that you get to see on the day.
August classes are:-

Sat. 12th Aug.
Sat. 19th Aug.

Both classes are almost full just a couple of spaces left.
Thank you for popping by.
Let me know if you would like to come along.

I am also going to do an afternoon during the week, possibly a Wednesday, once or twice a month, for making early Christmas cards. Let me know if you are interested please.

Almost last for the Charlie fans.......

                                                    Spot the cat!!!!!!

And last but not least, couldn't resist putting this picture of Stephen, dressed for his cousin's Pirate themed birthday party......

                                                                      Scary or what!!!!!!

See you all soon.
Take care.
Jennifer xx

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A girl must have shoes!!!!

They say that a girl must have plenty of shoes!!!!!

Something has to keep me busy....

Will these do?

Happy Crafting all...
Jennifer x

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Summer Holidays..............

Good Afternoon Ladies

July classes are here at last, although I am officially still on my break!!! Cards all done though, so I thought I may as well get them out there......
Summer holidays the theme, with caravans, deckchairs, parasols, sun-hats, flip-flops and lemonade!!!!
Bright colours all round and shaped cards to finish them off.
Blue, pink, green, turquoise and yellow papers.

 The new papers are from Simple Stories, double-sided papers.

First sneak peek is a new stamp from Woodware.

A little bit of threading on the base of this card to match the parasol.

Summer holidays the theme, so I had to put it on the card!

I enjoyed making these cards with the bright papers and a little bit of colouring in too.
Hope you do to.


Sat. 22nd July
Sat. 29th July


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

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

June classes 'In the Garden'...........

Good Evening ladies

Hope you are all well.
Not very often do I post of an evening, but as I have just finished my fourth card for the June classes, I thought I may as well post them on to my blog. In the garden is the theme and bright colours are on the menu!!!!!

I have new papers and new stamps to go with the June cards. Blue, yellow, green and orange are the colours on the papers, also new shaped cards.

First peak:-

New die shape for this card:-

Second sample:-

Stamp from Marianne- Vegetable Garden

Third sample:-

Watering can card from Craftwork cards, of which you can purchase on the day.

That's the June cards, obviously there is a fourth card which you don't get to see until the day.

All classes are £18.00 including tea/coffee and cake.

Sat. 3rd   June
Sat. 10th June

If you would like to come along to the classes please let me know via an email.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog.
Jennifer x

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter....

Good Afternoon ladies and a Happy Easter to you all.

Made a few Easter cards using a wooden bunny as centre piece and the MME papers.
I have put a few more Easter cards onto my pinterest board if you would like to take a look.

A few weeks ago I mentioned to a few of the ladies, that I had seen on YouTube how to straighten your 'B' plates for the Cuttlebug., so today I had a go.
I have taken a picture of the plate, at it's worst, but I forgot to take it at an angle to show how bent it was!!!

You can see a bit of a curve. I scrubbed the plate with a scrubbing brush, using Cif, to get all the bits of paper and colouring out of it.I then put the plate in a bowl and poured on boiling water, pushed the plate down in the middle with a spoon, or other utensil so you don't burn yourself. Leave a few minuits,then........

Hey presto! the plate is flat again. Pity it isn't clear but at least it goes through the Cuttlebug better, without the thought of it cracking.
Have a go, your plate will last longer....

Bye for now.
Jennifer x
P.S. If you do need any new 'B' plates I now sell them.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Lovely Lavenders......

Afternoon Ladies

Another month gone by which brings us into April, hopefully it doesn't bring too many of the showers with it. As I am always a month ahead I bring you my May sample cards......Lovely Lavender being the theme and butterflies come with it.....

Butterfly shapes and butterfly cards from Craftwork Cards.

New stamp from Marianne Design that has individual stamps for the butterflies etc.

First sample using the butterfly-shaped card.

Second sample:
Nice bit of colouring on this card.

Third sneak peek is a delicate card that is ideal for a birthday card but also a get well card.   



Sat. 6th   May  -  FULL
Sat. 13th May  -  FULL
Sat. 29th April

Thank you for popping by.
Take care
Jennifer x  

For the Charlie followers:-

Neighbourhood watch!
In the pink!!!!

What I can't see I can't worry about!!!!!

Till next time. X

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Pink Patchwork......

Afternoon Ladies

I am back with the April samples even though I haven't finished all the classes for March.....
Just trying to get organised with my cards. I have so many ideas floating around in my head, that I have to get them down on paper.... As I always say, I am not moving fast enough or should that be crafting quickly enough!!!!
There are occasions when you just can't think of what to do, but Spring does help when new colours come out in papers etc.
Anyway here are the April samples.

Pink Patchwork is the theme this time, with papers from MME, which I have been saving just for this project.

Sewing stamp from Woodware.

Hexagon shapes, buttons and ribbons.

First sample:-

Using the Hexagon shapes.

The Hexagon with the stitched edge is very effective.

Third sample using the Woodware Sewing stamp.

Both classes will be at the beginning of April due to the Easter Holidays.

Sat. 1st. April
Sat. 8th. April

£18:00 per class

Email me if you would like to come along to a class.
Thank you for popping by.
Take care
Jennifer x