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Monday, 24 June 2013

Something 'Borrowed'

Evening all. Well it's been a good day. I met up with my crafty Monday mates and spent the day crafting :) We always have a laugh and a chat as we work. What more could you ask for !!!
 I was wracking my brains on what to take to do as I always seem to end up colouring and have loads of toppers done that I never get round to using! lol.
Sooooo.... this week I decided to practice my zentangle or my version of it anyway lol .I 'borrowed' a page from my daughter's colouring book to tangle and this is the result;

I was in my own little world and really enjoyed it AND I felt really relaxed which is a plus these days lol. Mind you I'm not sure what to do with it now it's finished! Hope you all like it. Thanx for visiting. Hugz, Jayne xxxxx

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Toffee swirls

Morning everyone. We're off to a good start weather-wise as it's quite bright n sunny but the forecast for laters not good at all :(  Never mind.....some crafting time !
Before I start I'd just like to say welcome to my new followers and thankyou Sandy for taking the time to leave me soooo many lovely comments. Everyone's  comments are much appreciated. <3
My latest DT work is featured on the splodgeaway blog today http://splodgeaway.blogspot.co.uk/ so pop over if you have time n see some of the fab work the rest of the DT have created.
It was all about my fave mask n I chose the swirly lattice. I love the way the swirls draw your eye to the middleof your work.... perfect placement for your image !

My image is a digi stamp from Jade Dragonne. I coloured her face and hair with promarkers and 'tangled' the rest of the image . The background used distress inks and the swirly lattice mask. The sentiment is from Lili of the valley and I added a border and ribbon to finish. . . oh and some punched flowers in pearly copper paper!
Hope you like my latest creation. Take care and have a fab day whatever you're doing. Thanx for stopping by. Hugz, Jayne xxxx

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Monochromatic Makes

Well Hello all. Couldn't sleep Again so I thought I'd use the time to catch up on my blog instead of recounting the huge flock of sheep I've spent the last week or so counting!!! lol.
I really like working in black n white at the moment and I made my latest card using the new love of my life - zentangle - well sort of - my version of it anyway!!!

My image is a Make it crafty digistamp called girl with locks. I love her - she's soooo sweet. The background was created using black distress ink and a splodgeaway mask. The ticket sentiment is from Kanban and the ribbon is from Debbi Moore. A bit of stickles finished it off.

A closer look at my image. I coloured her hair and skin with promarkers and 'tangled' her clothes and hair ribbon. As I'm only just starting out on the zentangle road they are only very simple tangles but I really enjoyed doing it - soooo relaxing- and they do look quite effective! I got so engrossed the time flew by. I was in a little world all of my own lol.

Sticking with the monochromatic theme my daughter informed me that my gorjus grandson, Kian, has grown out of all the jackets n cardis I crocheted him when he was born n asked me to get my hook out again. I bought this gorjus pattern off etsy and got cracking.I really enjoyed creating it as it was worked in 1 piece from the neck down and was interesting. Really pleased with how it's turned out n am now doing a beige n cream one the same !!!

Anyway I'm off to see if I can get some sleep! Thanx for stopping by n I would really appreciate any  feedback if you've got time.  Bye for now. Hugz, Jayne xxxxx

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Violet in Watercolour

Good morning all. Another bright sunny morning here. Hope it's nice wherever you are! My design for a project using the fab splodgeaway mat is featured on the splodgeaway blog today.

I used distress ink and one of the abstractz masks, blended on my splodgeaway mat to create the background and used the same technique with one of  the new border masks to create the mat.
My image is a digistamp, Violet Vintage from Saturated Canary and I used my mat to lay down distress inks which I then used to watercolour my image. Some flowers from my stash, some ribbon and a sentiment finished my card off.
Thanx for stopping by. Hope you all have a FAB weekend whatever you're up to! Hugz, Jayne xxxx

Friday, 14 June 2013

My Talented Daughter :)

Good morning to you all. Another bright, sunny day hopefully - it's off to a good start anyway! Today I would like to share with you the card my daughter, Bridie made for her dad for father's day.
She's 13 and we like nothing better than to sit and craft together - nothing beats some quality crafty time together!

She used stormy skies distress ink and a splodgeaway mask for the background and my splodgeaway blending mat and more distress inks for the topper before stamping it with some fab seaside themed  stamps which were free in a stamping mag!
Hasn't she done a good job? I love it and I'm sure her dad will be dead chuffed to get it! :)

Thanx for taking the time to look. Hope you all have a fab day whatever you're doing. Hugz, Jayne (and Bridie !) xxxxx

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Lovely Ladies

Evening all. (sound like Dixon of Dock Green!!! - showing my age a bit there lol) The challenge over at Octopode this time is 'lovely ladies' and this is my offering.

I've chosen to use Helga - LOVE these images as they're sooo different and quirky. I used a doily and patterned paper from my stash , card candy and the sentiment is from the Frou Frou range at crafters companion. My good mate Carol donated the bee to finish it off !

The marvellous Helga up close n personal!

Thanx for looking. Hope you like my latest offering. I'd really appreciate you commenting. Hugz, Jayne xxxxx

Monday, 3 June 2013

Cute little Tangles

Morning all. What a beautiful start to the day! Sun is shining n the birds are singing. Lets hope it stays like this.
This morning I'd like to share my latest card which I made using tangles instead of colouring my image in. I've only just started doing zentangle so the patterns are pretty basic but I really enjoyed doing it.

The image is from Lily of the valley and I love it - soooo cute! I left the rest of the card pretty plain so as not to detract from the image although I did use embossed pearlised paper from Debbi Moore to add some texture.

A closer look at my tangles!

I really enjoyed doing this - it's soooo relaxing and even if it's not true zentangle I like it lol.
Thanx for stopping by. Have a fab day whatever you're doing. Hugz, Jayne xxxx

Saturday, 1 June 2013


Morning all. What a lovely sunny start to the day - hope its gonna be as nice as yesterday. Had a lovely day at the beach yesterday with one of my daughters n it was fab - hot n sunny n not too packed. Today I'm spending time with my other 2 daughters and my grandson with a visit to my mam thrown in !. Looking forward to it !
 I thought I'd share a card I recently made for a friends birthday using the FAB Gorjus stamps.

I wanted to keep this card pretty 'clean' looking - not too fussy so for the background I used a fairly plain piece of patterned paper from my stash with just a small flowered corner on the design.
A closer look at my gorjus girl image which I coloured with flexmarkers and promarkers.
I added touches of glitter and the sentiments to finish. The ticket sentiment is from papermania and was originally a background stamp but I cut it up into individual stamps - more for your money lol.
Thanx for looking and I really appreciate all your lovely comments. Have fun whatever you do today. Hugz, Jayne xxx