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Hello and Welcome to my Blog I am so glad you found me. Here you will find a mixture of cards made from digital sheets purchased from the Craftsuprint website, cards made from rubber stamps and other bits and pieces. I got into cardmaking a few years ago by going to a class, then I got the bug. The thing I really like about crafting is that you are constantly learning so you never get bored. Please feel free to follow my Blog and you are most welcome to leave a comment.

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Friday, December 27, 2013

My Latest Cards!

Hi Everyone
It has been a very long time since my last post but I thought I would share with you today my latest cards. I hope you all had a wonderful christmas and that Santa was kind to you. I am going to upload a few cards that I have been busy making since my absence. Firstly a selection of Christmas cards:-














All the cards above have been made using sheets from the craftsuprint website. 
The following 2 cards are made using designs by Debbi Moore



Finally the last card was made using encapsulated glitter card and velum by Hunkydory and Tonic Indulgence Affection Die Collection 


Thank you for viewing my cards x x x 


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Thank you!

Well it has been a while since my last post and I will address this really soon, I have spent time on the G+ Social network site and I have connected with many like minded crafters as well as quite a few writers and many creative people with so much talent. I have to say it has reignited my love of reading, so a huge thank you, you know who you are far too many names to mention. I will get back to posting my cards and adding my thoughts from time to time too.

To kick things off I thought I would share with you my very first interview by the amazingly talented writer Dyane Forde. You can view the interview Here and whilst you are there please have a good look around Dyane's Blog Dropped Pebbles

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This made me smile!

One of my lovely ladies on the Craftsuprint Craft Forum was celebrating her 70th Birthday and I am sure she won't mind but I thought I would share this with you. She wrote this after we were all chatting in a thread about the things we remembered when we we're younger - hope you enjoy it.

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Having just embarked on my 70th year, I thought I would share this with you all.

A Senior Citizen is one who was here before The Pill, television, frozen food, credit cards and ball point pens For us, time-sharing meant togetherness-not computers, and a chip meant a piece of wood.

Hardware meant hard wear and soft wear was not even a word. Teenagers never wore slacks.

We were before pantyhose, drip-dry clothes, dishwashers, clothes dryers & electric blankets.

We got married first and then lived together (How quaint can one be?). Girls wore Peter Pan collars & thought "cleavage" was something butchers did.

We were before Batman, vitamin pills, disposable nappies, and pizzas, instant coffee & even Chinese takeaways.

In our day, cigarette smoking was "fashionable", grass was for mowing & pot was something you cooked in. A gay person was the life of the party & nothing more, while Aids meant beauty lotions or help for someone in trouble.

We are todays Senior Citizens - a hardy bunch when you think of how the world has changed and of the adjustments we have had to make.

Friday, July 5, 2013

R.I.P - Bernie Nolan


I heard the news today of the sad loss of Bernie Nolan, she was very inspirational and such a fighter. She will be sadly missed, condolences to her family at this sad time! 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sweet Blogger Award - Thank you Vashti Quiroz-Vega


Firstly I would like to thank you Vashti for adding my name to your list what a wonderful surprise. I was having an off day and I cannot tell you how much this has lifted me especially as I am not a writer, well never say never but seriously I really appreciate it so thank you - yay!!!

So as promised I have popped along to your blog http://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/  and having read the rules I shall make a start. 

The Five Super Sweet Questions: 

1. - Cookies or Cake? It would have to be cake I make a great dairy free victoria sponge a firm favourite of my friends. 



2. - Favourite Sweet treat - Got to be Lindt Intense Orange

3. - Sweet Nick Name? Jaye by accident really I worked at a place where there were 4 Jennifer's I chose Jaye and it stuck. My sister calls me Eda.

4. - Sweetest thing anyone has ever done for you? Too many I would have to say I am blessed to have so many true friends who would go the extra mile for me and vice versa. 

5. - What is your sweetest memory? My Wedding I wish I could go back in time and relive it over and over again. It was a beautiful day, beautiful setting at a Castle and I was surrounded by all my loved ones. 

My 13 nominees - Apart from your good self Vashti - The following nominees work have touched me in so many ways, they are all super talented and very cool. 


Adrianna Joleigh - http://adriannajoleigh.com/



Monday, May 27, 2013

Glam Flapper


I printed this design from the Craftsuprint website onto matt photo paper. I covered a 8"x 8" card blank with silver and black card then matted the main image onto silver mirri card using sticky pads for dimension then onto the card blank. I cut out, shaped and decoupaged the glam flapper then to finish I used a spellbinders die d-lites - ornamental tags three to add a greeting from the tattered lace range, a feather and lots of gems including a large brad for the dress and glitter touches. This sheet is a mini kit and is designed by Jean King. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Congratulations.




I made this card for a lovely couple I know who got married whilst away, a real surprise for everyone but special and wonderful at the same time. The main theme for products used for this card are spellbinders. I started with the "Grateful Lattice" this die is an expandable one so the idea is to cut it out as many times as you need and try to match up the design. This is my first attempt using it, so here goes(yikes!!!) I used a shaped card blank and cut out the "Grateful Lattice" Die and matched it up as best as I could and layered onto "hunkydory" shimmer card. I wrapped some ribbon around it before mounting it onto the shaped card blank. 


For the hearts I used the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites - "Vines of Passion" which is one of my favourite heart die-cuts in purple and I cut the whole shape in white and matted together. I added a greeting using the "Labels Four" and typed a greeting and inked it through the die in a toning colour to suit my theme.



I finished the card off using the locket die and lots of random gems, flowers from "Wild Orchid Crafts" and I added some glitter touches. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Want 2 Scrap - Upcoming Sale!!!

I just noticed that want2scrap have an upcoming sale next month, if you like bling etc this is the site for you. 






Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Just for You


Hi Everyone I was in the mood to make a card in gold & white.  I started with a white 8"x 8" card blank and attached a piece of gold embossed card & a piece of sandy coloured lightweight card. I cut out the spellbinders die d-lites - "fantastic flourish three" corner 4 times and arranged leaving a slight gap in between. I cut a strip of gold embossed card and a smaller piece of white card and adhered across the centre of the card blank.


To finish the card I cut out the spellbinders die d-lites "medallion one" the fancy shape in white and the whole shape in gold and stuck together so that the gold could show through the design and adhered to the card using sticky pads. I cut  out the spellbinders "fancy tags three" once in gold and once in white and stamped the white tag using - stampin up - oval all set "just for you". I used the middle section only of the white tag and adhered to the gold tag and curled the ends up and added lots of gold gems to finish. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Fashionably Yellow Mini-kit


This is one of my favourite images, I decided first of all to give my card blank an aged look, I did so by using Tim Holtz distress inks - (the colours used is a mixture of peeled paint, aged mahogany and antique linen) I used 4 mats behind the main image and adhered to the card blank. I added all the layers and added a bow, gems and glitter highlights to the butterflies. This mini-kit is designed by Hilary Hallas.

Hot Pink Butterfly Shoes


Well, I could be accused of liking shoes well this card is no exception. I started off by using a purple 8"x8" card blank and I used a toning holographic card behind the main image then I decoupaged the shoes and finished off with a jewelled feather and completed the look using gems. This sheet is designed by Julie Hutchings.  

Pink Rose Peep Toe Shoe



Well it has been a while since I have posted anything so I thought I would address this, I just love shoes and this is another one of the digital sheets I purchased on the Craftsuprint website. The beauty of the sheets is that you can print them off more than once and let your imagination take over. There are lots of kits for all kinds of cards and projects and the site does not stop at card making it includes scrap-booking  knitting, cutting sheets for machines like the cameo etc the choice is yours.

I printed this sheet twice and and decoupaged some of the elements to complete this sheet and I added gems, a bow and glitter touches. This sheet has been designed by Julie Hutchings.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Multi Heart Easel - Lilac


I made up this pretty easel card and I was pleased with how it looked once I had finished it. This is a kit that I purchased on the cUp website and the designer of the kit is Maria Christina Vieira. I printed it onto matt photo card and used some glitter on the swirls and added lots of candy to emphasize the heart shape and the kit comes with  a matching envelope which I made up. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bronze Lace and Roses


I really like the subtle colours used in this design, I decided to print this sheet twice to add some more decoupage layers. I cut into the sheet to enhance the middle layer and added black gems to draw your eyes to the centre image. I used three beaded hat pins to finish. This sheet is designed by Sue Turner. 

Pretty in Pink - Fairy



This is a lovely fairy design in a great colourway too. I added 2 mats behind the main image and cut out and decoupaged the fairy and the flowers in the opposite corners and to finish I added a butterfly and touches of glitter to the fairy. This sheet is designed by Karen Nash. 

Pretty Flutter


I just love butterflies as mentioned in one of my earlier posts called 'Fairy Flutters' here is another card where the Butterflies are the stars. I cut out each butterfly then shaped the wings using a bone folder and used pinflair glue to apply to the card. I finished off with glitter touches to the butterflies. This comes as a mini kit purchased on the cUp website which consists of 2 sheets and you will find there are other colours to choose from designed by Karen Wyeth.