Fave Quote Courtesy of Dyan Reavley Art from the Heart

Don't wait for the light at the end of the tunnel........ Stride on down and light the bloomin thing yourself!!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012


The challenge @ http://toffchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ has been changed to fortnightly now and this fortnight the  theme is TAGS. Here's my contribution:
I used steampunk Audrey and coloured her with a mixture of promarkers and spectrum noirs. I highlighted it with various foils to add texture.
 The background was created on mountboard with distress inks ( spiced marmalade and wild honey) and overstamped with the same colours using creative expressions stamps. I used brown corduroy distress ink and crafty individuals stamps then  embossed creative expressions cogs in copper were added. The ball chain, brads and safetypin charm were from my stash. The quote was printed out onto safmat and adhered in place to finish.

The lovely Audrey in detail!  Enjoy! Hugz, Jayne xx

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Kenny K's Anniversary Bloghop

Waahoooo! Over @ http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.co.uk/ this week they're having a bloghop with an absolutely AMAZING prize for this week's winner. Take a look. Anyway we needed to create a card for one of the big birthdays..... 18, 21, 30, 40 etc. Here's my contribution:
I started out with an 8x8 card blank and cut '40' out of patterned paper from hotp. I adhered this to my card blank and cut out the little bits around the sides and at the centre.I inked the edges and stamped and embossed some cogs using stamps from Creative expressions. I made the cog embellishments on the top left using the same stamps and metal magic from Debbi Moore. I love using this as the embellishments really do look like they're made of metal.

I used my very favourite images from Kenny K..... Mae Western (above) and Scarlett West (below). They were coloured with promarkers and loads of foiling added to enhance them.... I didn't want to add glitter as my card was for a male!
Male cards are always soooo difficult to do but many images from Kenny K are just the thing.... Love em!!! Thanx soooo much for your special bloghop :)   xx

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Let's Celebrate

http://teddybochallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ challenge this weeks a card for any celebration. I used this fab TeddyBea image which I love as it's soooo versatile !
 I coloured her in with promarkers and added touches of stickles glue to her (can't make a card without bling lol) The image was cut out with one of the new large xcut dies. All the papers came from the papermania signiture Regency pack and the edges were cut with a Fiscars border punch. The flowers are from papermania and I tinted them with antique linen distress inks to 'pull' it all together. I used craftwork card candy and some ribbon from my stash to add the finishing touches and the 'just to say' ticket is a stamp from papermania.
The adorable TeddyBea in closeup!!
Inside the card says happy birthday. :)

Friday, 6 July 2012

My July Page

Kate Crane's calender challenge at http://thekathrynwheel.blogspot.co.uk is still going strong. I've missed a few months but have made an extra effort to do this month's so......... here it is ...... and only 6 days late !! LOL
I started the background using red patterned washi tape to make part of the union jack. I then masked each side of each 'stripe' and stamped a swirl from Debbi Moore in blue. This finished off the flag background which I then distressed with white acrylic paint, applied roughly with a brush.I hand drew the olympic circles as I didn't want them to look 'perfect'. The month title was stamped and made into bunting which fitted in to the 'look'. The girl was created using stamps from creative expressions, stamped onto book print and paper from dovecraft pieced to make her dress. All the 'London' themed images were made with stamps from papermania's portabello road range.

A closer look at 'miss Great Britain olympics'.
The finished look seems much 'cleaner' than my usual work. Pleased with the finished page...... out of my comfort zone!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Teen Kicks n paper piecing!!

The challenge @ http://stlukescharitycardschallenge.blogspot.co.uk this week was to create a card for a teenager..... sometimes a little tricky but here goes!
The image I used was Kitty katastrophe from Kenny K (very apt name in connection with teenagers LoL!!) I have tried the paperpiecing technique with stamping before but wanted to give it a go using digistamps! I printed the image out twice.... once on copy paper and once on marker card. Using the copy paper image I used double sided tape to adhere small pieces of the patterned paper (from my stash) over the parts I wanted patterned. I then put the image back through the printer, making sure that it was  the right way up! The patterned pieces were cut out and stuck onto the card image which I finished off colouring with pro markers.Some bling was added using foiling. I matted and layered several papers onto the front of a card blank made with spice coloured textured card. The sentiment was a bought one (not sure where from) A few sunflowers were added from my stash to finish it off.

Like the effect of the patterned papers (on the skirt, top, wrists and hair ribbons) As they were small pieces they were quite subtle but obviously on larger areas they would be more noticeable.


Challenge #100 over @ http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.co.uk this week is Patriotic and we had to create a card using the colours of our country's flag....... Red, White n Blue.

I used Racey Roxie digistamp from Kenny K and coloured her with my promarkers. The papers were from my stash (I think they are from papermania). I used an 8"x8" card blank and folded the front in half to create the base and then added the mirricard and papers. The image was cut out and matted and layered onto embossed mirricard (?sizzix folder) and label shapes cut using Xcut large dies. The white label was edged with fired brick distress ink as was the papermania flowers.  I stamped happy birthday onto white card and used a fiscars border punch down 1 side before attaching it onto the right hand side of the inside of the card.I finished off with stickles, craftwork candy and foiling. Like the fresh, clean look!
A closer look at Roxie.  :)