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!!

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Mr Splodgeaway on Create and Craft TV !

Tom was on create and craft with Maria Simms today. Hope you caught the show. It was FAB!!!! New products and loads of inspiration from the design team! Here's two of my cards made using one of the brilliant new Christmas stenscapes.The're really easy to use and mean you can make loads of Christmas cards and no two cards will be exactly the same !!!!

Using a monochrome colourscheme makes a nice change !

This one's another sliding tag card but made in a totally different way. Sorry for the rubbish pics but I forgot to take a pic at home and had to take them on my mobile before  I gave them to Tom !!!!
Two posts in less than ah hour lol . Thanx for stopping by. Hugz, Jayne xxxx

Splodgeaway sliding Christmas Tag

My apperture theme card is over on the Splodgeaway Blog today!

Pop over to http://splodgeaway.blogspot.co.uk/ for full instructions and have a go yourself and check out what the rest of the Design Team have been up to.

This is what it looks like open..... you can write your message and it's hidden when the card is closed !! Thanx for looking. Hugz, Jayne xxxx

Friday, 21 September 2012

Splodgeaway watercolour

My card for the watercolour  dt challenge is on the splodgeaway blog today so pop on over to http://splodgeaway.blogspot.co.uk/ and take a look at how I've made it and what the other super-talented design team have been up to !

I've gone for the Mediterranean look.

A close-up of my image watercoloured with distress inks. Thanx for stopping by. Hugz, Jayne xxxxx

Thursday, 20 September 2012

silver wedding

Just a quick post and not a very good pic I'm afraid :(
It was my good friend Sue and her hubby Paul's Silver wedding Anniversary this week and I made a card for them -
It was the first time I'd used the embossing folder (from papermania) properly. It's a triple embossing folder and I loved the look it created- all the different heights really showed up well on the silver mirricard!. The image is from Lili of the valli and I just love it..... they're sooooooo cute.
I was really chuffed this week when I was invited to be on the Splodgeaway design team properly!!!! Sooooo I'm not a guest designer anymore..... I'm a 'proper' designer lol . I'm off to create some projects for the dt so I'll catch you all later. Hugz, Jayne xxxxxx

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Christmas Bea

 Woohoooooo the challenge at http://teddybochallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ is Anything goes........ a perfect opportunity to buy a new image or 2 and goooooo wild lol.
      I got this new image of Teddyy Bea and straight away it reminded me of a christmas fairy! How sweet is she ????
I used some mirricard and some papers from my stash to create the background, hand cutting a christmas tree and a present. I used bakers twine to 'tie' my pressie before attaching it with foam pads. I cut a star from a scrap of mirricard.... you can't have a tree without a star!!!

Bea was coloured with promarkers and spectrum noirs and bits of glitter glue and foiling (have to have a bit of bling!)
The sentiment was from HOTP and it was coloured with sakura glaze pens. The whole thing was finished with some card candy and red liquid pearls for the berries. I had such fun, especially as my friend,Sue came round and we crafted together. Thanx for the company Sue . Hugz, Jayne xxxx

Monday, 10 September 2012

An Odd Couple !! lol

The challenge this month @ http://stlukescharitycardschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ is 'couples'. The card could be for any occasion as long as it featured a couple of some kind, human or animal !

Sorry for the rubbish pic but as I previously explained my camera is out of action. I had to scan this into my computer and so the bit that is a bit more raised (where the flowers are) is a bit blurry! Sorry but you get the general feel of it lol. It was only after I finished the card that I realised the couple is actually a cat and a dog !!!
  I started this card last week when I went to the Suzicraft coffee morning. My friend, Sue was 'playing' around with inks and masks and produced this great background but she wasn't sure what to use it for............... so I stole it  !!!!    Thanks Sue .    :)
I made a card blank with silver embossed mirricard and matted my stolen background onto it. The image was a stamp from ? buzzcraft?  I coloured it with distress inks and a waterbrush to watercolour, giving it a pretty, soft look. I only used milled lavender and black soot  so I didn't 'overdo' it.
I cut it out and mounted it onto a scrap of sparkly mirricard, fixing it to the card with foam pads.The bow was created using seam binding that I 'mopped' up the distress inks that were left on my splodgeaway mat after Sue did the background - A perfect match ! I tied a very loose bow and fixed it to the top left of my card.
  I used the sentiment that was with the image and stamped it directly onto the card, highlighting it top and bottom with liquid pearls in white. The flowers were cut with nestabillities 'bitty blossoms'. It was the first time I'd used these and I absolutely LOVE them..... so pretty.
      Take care and thanx for stopping by. Hugz, Jayne xxx

Friday, 7 September 2012

A Little Garden Fairy !

Hi all. The challenge this fortnight at http://toffchallenge.blogspot.co.uk is 'how does your garden grow?' so here's my entry;

I used Octopode's FAB Tinkerbell digistamp coz who doesn't want a wee fairy at the bottom of our garden? lol  I coloured her face with promarkers and then the rest of her was watercoloured using a mix of distress inks and twinkling h2os.( It looks really pretty when you move her and the irridesence shows up! ) I used a pale blue promarker on her eyes to give them a hint of blue and used black liquid pearls in the centres to make her eyes pop even more than they did already!

   The backgrond was created with dye sprays using shades of green on the bottom half and blue and lilac on the top. I then used the ghost technique and a flower mask on the bottom half to produce subtle flowers.
  I used onestroke painting to create the flowers and leaves and it came out ok although I'm a bit out of practice and could do with brushing up on my technique ! lol.
  The sentiment is from Debbi Moore and I finished off by adding glitter, a dotty border and a bow to the sentiment and a crown to Tinkerbell. I rubbed pink glitter glue into the holes on the crown so the 'stones' matched the flowers.
  Hope you like it! Hugz, Jayne xxxx

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Bring out the Bunting

The challenge this week at http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk is to make a card with bunting on it. As the challenge is sponsered by Lilli of the Valley I used an image of their's that was a freebie in a mag some time ago.
I coloured my image with promarkers and used my new favouritest piece of kit.......perfect pearls, to make her necklace..... love the effect you can get with these even if you don't manage to apply them perfectly!!

 I think the background paper is from my minds eye which I made a border on with a promarker. I used some scraps of pastel striped paper from my stash and a fiscars border punch to make a horizontal border. My bunting was cut from the same paper and I used a hero arts alphabet stamp that I've had for YEARS but use again and again, to stamp 'love'. The 'with' was hand written with a zig caligraphy pen. I used card candy and stickles to add a bit of 'glitz'. Thanx for looking, Jayne xxxxx

Splodgeaway DT Cards

Well I've been quite busy lately designing cards for the Slodgeaway DT and enjoying every minute. There's nothing I like better than getting all inky and messy! lol.
My card's on the Splodgeaway blog today so pop on over to http://splodgeaway.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/embossed-spira-circule.html and take a look and see what the rest of the DT have been up to as well.

One of my cards for the DT was also on the TV last week on create and craft with Tom (mr Splodgeaway)

Using the same stamp but a very different look with soft, pretty pastels.
Hope you like them. Hugz, Jayne xxxxx

Monday, 3 September 2012

September Already!! Where has the year gone ???

Well I'm still trying to keep up with Kate Crane's calendar journal challenge over at http://thekathrynwheel.blogspot.co.uk/. Pop Over and have a look..... there's loads of gorge work and inspiration by the bucketful !!!!

Sorry the pics not so good.. my camera's out of action at the mo so had to take it on my mobile phone! I think it's sad that it's the end of summer (although we don't seem to have had much of a summer lol) Anyway that's what my pages are about this month. I used oranges, coppers and bright hot pink to lift my mood n cheer me up and created layers with masks, spray inks and crystal print magic from Debbi moore to create a resist technique in places. I then used a floral mask and promarkers to create some more bolder florals. The squares for the days were cut from various pink and orange patterned paper from my stash. I used some die cut butterflies which I think is a memory box die. I also used 2 digistamp steampunk butterflies from wonderland stamps. I used some caligraphy pens from zig to doodle the trailing vines and flowers around the edges and my main focus is Pierrot from Octopode designs. I love this stamp and it was appropriate to colour him in black n white which meant he stood out against the highly coloured background.

A close up of my clown...... how cute ????    I coloured him with promarkers and added highlights of silver foiling and red.
 The month title was handwritten with a calligraphy pen as were the days of the week and 'the end of the summer'. Pleased with the overall look of my pages and portrayed exactly what I wanted - a last bright spot before the winter sets in !!! lol. Thanx for looking , Hugz, Jayne xxxxx