Friday, 28 December 2012

Ice Maiden

Today I joined the design team of Glitter N Sparkle  and a new challenge starts over there today so please go and have a look.

  • Image from Delicious doodles
  • Spectrum noir
  • Centura pearl card stock 
  • Bubble die 
  • Ribbon and gems
Pens used:-
Skin - FS1 TN1 TN2 CR3
Hair- GB8 GB9 CT2
Clothes- BT1 BT7 BT8 BT9
Fur trim- BT1 BT2 

I would like to enter this into Creative Craft Challenge 2 - None traditional Christmas  

All comments and feedback welcome

Saturday, 22 December 2012


Hello Crafters this is my S.W.A.L.K girl relaxing with a good book and her chocs, which is such a contrast for this time of year. I coloured this ages ago so I`m afraid not sure of the pens used.
  • The spring fling and summer days combo stash
  • Worn lipstick distress ink 
  • S.W.A.L.K stamp
  • Spectrum noir pens 
  • Peel offs 
  • Flowers
  • Glitter
I would like to enter this in to these challenges:-
Sketch & Stash
Papertake weekly -pick of the year and I picked anything goes

All comments and feedback welcome
AJ x x

Steam punk

 I created this card for the Tuesday morning sketch challenge,
I looked at this sketch, and my idea just came to mind.
 This is what I came up with.

  • kanban topper and papers
  • Card stock and Ribbon 
A very simple card.
All comments and feedback welcome
AJ x x     

Good and Bad

Good morning all, today is a new challenge at challenges 4 everybody   we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.
This is my entry for this new challenge.
  • Sassy studio designs digi
  • Centura pearl 
  • Peel offs
  • Spellbinders 
  • Glossy accents
  • Flowers
So please come and join us and play along .

All comments and feedback welcome
AJ x x x

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Golden Girl

I found this nice sketch online at The corrosive challenge blog and thought I would give it ago as the winner joins the design team.

  • Gorjuss stamp
  • Paper from stash 
  • Lace, Ribbon, Flowers and Pearls 
  • Bronze peel offs 
  • Spectrum noir pens 
Pens Used:-
Skin- FS4 FS4 FS5 CR3
Dress- GB1 GB2 GB4
Bows & Socks-CT1 CT2 CT4
Harts- GB8 GB9 GB11
Hair-EB 5 EB8 GB10
All comments and feedback welcome
Aj x x   

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Christmas Tree Project & tutorial

Hello to allI was sat at work on Tuesday and was doing some Christmas decs with the people I look after, we were doing these cut out slide together tree's, as I was busy working I thought to myself I could do a much better job at home with all my crafting stash and quality products, at work its just thin card and not so good scissors.
This is what I made.
   What do you think?
now let me talk you through it.

 First cut out 2 x identical trees using paper as a pattern. Draw a cut line fron the bottom of one tree to just over half way up. On the second tree draw a cut line from the top down to just over half way.

Then stick these to chipboard or strong cardboard with Crafters Companion stick and spray and cut out using a sharp craft knife. 
If cut right they should slot together, test by trying to see if they fit.
Top tip make the grooves a little wider.
 At this stage I painted all the edges with gold paint.
 Next find some papers of choice and stick pieces of paper all over on both sides.
Then cut off the excess. Do tree one both sides the same then do tree 2 with different papers covering both sides.
This is how it should look.

Now slot both together, you can glue the top
together to help strengthen the top part of the tree. Now decorate with what ever you like, I used brads, pearls and a old chain from the charity shop then went around it with black soot distress ink and sprayed with Crafters Companion spray and sparkle gold.

I would like to enter this in to theses challenges.
Tuesday alchemy- Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge - Anything goes

I hope you all enjoyed and as always feedback and comments welcome
AJ x x 

Quintessantially English

I thought I would have ago with the IndigoBlue stamps that are in the craft room.

  • Black card IndigoBlue Pomp & Pageantry
  •  Kanban industriana paper pack
  • Distress inks 
  • Black embossing powder
  • Ribbon, Pearls, Brad, Flower
Well I must say I think this card turned out very nice 
I would like to enter this in the following challenges 
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes 
 All comments and feedback welcome
AJ x x


embossed and Pink

I was making a card for a challenge thinking of a topper then decided I have neglected my embossing folders so decided to put them to use with this card. .. alot lol.
Its hard to see but the backing card in the back is also embossed.

  • Centura pearl card stock 
  • Cuttlebug embossing folders 
  • Core'dinations card stock
  • Ribbon, Flower, Brad & Candi
I would like to enter this in to Friday sketch challenge
As always all comments and feedback welcome
AJ x x    

Clean and Simple

Clean and simple is a concept I am not sure about but gave it ago.
  • S.W.A.L.K Stamp
  • Centura pearl card stock
  • Brads
  • Spectrum noir pens 
I was not sure about this card because I like to embellish a lot but I believe it turned out very nice.
I would like to enter this into these challenges 
Crafting When We can- Bingo (Pearls, girly, clean & simple)
Thank you and all comments and feedback welcome
AJ x x  

Lady In Lavander

Lady in Lavender that's her name lol.
today was the day to do some cards and this is the first of many as I got the crafting mojo today.
  • New York Lady Stamp
  • Cuttelbug embossing folder, Spellbinders die
  • Tim Holtz core'dinationscard stock
  • Purple card stock & Kanban Kandy core
  • Mild Lavender distress ink
  • Peel offs, Gems and ribbon 
I coloured the peel off with my spectrum noir pen.

I would like to enter this in to these challenges,
A Gem Of A Challenge- Lavender & Lace
Tuesday alchemy- Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge- Anything Goes

Thank you and all feedback and comments welcome
AJ x x 

Sunday, 9 December 2012

My First DT Card

Hello to all followers  a new challenge will starts over on challenges 4 everybody
This week we all used digi stamps from Bugaboo Digi Stamps
I embossed the Kandy Core card with a button mask and then sanded it to reveal the colour underneath which I think works very well.

  • Bugaboo Digi Stamp
  • Spectrum noir
  • Crafters companion sentiment
  • Kanban Kandy core card
  • Mild lavender distress ink 
  • Ribbon, Flowers, Gems and Hat pins
Spectrum noir pens used:-
Skin - FS2 FS4 FS9 CR3
Hair- GD1 GD6 DG7
Dress, Shoes, Bow- BP 2 BP3 BP5 BP7
Socks, Belt, Butterfly- HB1 HB2 HB3
Flowers- CR 7 CR 8 CR11 DR1 LV1 LV2
Grass, Leafs- LG 2 LG3 LG4     
All feedback and comments welcome,
until next time my crafty Friends.
AJ x x 

Friday, 7 December 2012

Eleagent bird

Well i really enjoyed doing this card i think it works well.
I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix bird cage which I love and thought wait a min what would the cage look like if i stamped and heat embossed it, well you can let me know what you think but I really did like the end result. I Distressed all the edges to the paper and then quilled some flowers.
  • Papers from Making Cards magazine
  • Sizzix Caged Bird
  • Card stock 
  • Old paper distress ink 
  • Black embossing powder
  • Pearls and Hat pins
I had so much fun doing this card and hope you enjoy it too.

I also would like to enter this into Sketch and Stash Challenge 

All feedback and comments welcome 
AJ x x 

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Pawfect Pals

On this card today I have used my new stamps which are S.W.A.L.K Pawfect Pals Collection from Crafters Companion My fave company for crafting products, I coloured it in with my Spectrum Noir pens. I then used some snowy acetate to the image which I feel added to it because I was going for a winter theme.
I also used some starry card for the back card stock and added some silver stars to contrast against the gold ones.
  • S.W.A.L.K Pawfect Pals Stamp
  • Sapectrum Noir
  • Card stock that i had left over
  • Salty ocean distress ink 
  • Snow acetate 
  • Ribbon, Pearls and Silver peel offs 
Spectrum noir pens used 
Face -FS2 FS4 FS9 CR3
Hair- EB3 EB5 EB6
Dress - TB3 TB4 TB6
Cat - CR3 TN3 TN5 TN 6 TN 9
Top hat and cloak - BG 5 BG8 BG10
Stool - BT4 BT7 BT9 GB7 GB9
Flower- DR1 DR3 DR6

I would like to enter this into theses challenges 
Sunday Sketch & Stamp    
Crafters Companion - Winter Friends
Creative Card Crew - Star

 All feedback and comments welcome
AJ x xx

Something Different

Hello to all, todays blog is something different from me, its a tag which I don't really do so thought I would give it ago for some challenges coming up and they were anything but a card, I used this lovely winter stamp for the festive time of the year.

I stamped the image with aVersamark ink pad then mixed ultra thick embossing powder with glitter and embossed it, I then distressed all over it then wiped it off and revealed this lovely image. I have to admit I don't use this technique much but it really does work.

  • Centura pearl card stock
  • Cricut to cut out the tag 
  • Winter scene stamp and sentiment 
  • Stormy sky distress ink 
  • Ultra thick embossing powder
  • Glitter, Brads, Flowers and Lace
I would like to enter this into these challenges 
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Tag 
Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes with glitter
Totally Paper Crafts - Anything christmassy but not a card
Paper Take Weekly Challenge - Anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything but a card

All feedback and comments are welcome 
Aj x x x

Saturday, 1 December 2012

DT member

hello to all i am pleased to announce i am now  a DT member for challenges4everybody i am so pleased to be joining them and hope to have a good time.
bye 4 now 

Friday, 30 November 2012

Christmas Owl

This card was designed to enter the Sketch Saturday challenge but will come in handy for a card I can give for Christmas.
  Don't you find when you make cards everyone expects you will do them a hand made card, well starting January i will be making one or two a week to get on top of it.
  • Hunkydory topper and card pack 
  • Kanban Gold paper 
  • Gems 
I think simple but nice is different from Santa and Snowmen.

All feedback and comments welcome 

Traditional Girl

This card is made from free papers and stamps from Holly Hobby which came with the a mag.
  • Holly Hobby Christmas Joy Paper and stamps
  • Neena card
  • Ribbon & Gems 
  • Mirror card 
  • Used the Cricut 
  • Spectrum noirs
I would like to enter this into -
Tuesday morning Sketch 
Creative Inspirations - Traditional Colours

All feedback and comments welcome 


Hello to all I`m back, been working a lot so had no time to craft at all but I have now got my days off and I have done some new Christmas cards.
I had this lovely Noel stamp which was so traditional so I thought  with some nice paper it would look modern as well.

  • Noel wooden stamp
  • Spectrum Noir
  • Yellow Distress Ink 
  • Xmas papers from stash
  • Liquid pearls, Gems 
  • Mirror card 
I love the paper flowers, I thought something different than traditional xmas card decs.
I would like to enter this into the Sunday Sketch & Stamp challenge  Sunday Sketch & Stamp challenge

All feedback and comments welcomed 

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Work Work Work ..

hello to you all.have been very busy a work and have no time 
to craft or enter  any challenges but just a quick note to say will be posting new proj very soon.
until then by for now.


Saturday, 10 November 2012

One Green Girl & Her Cat

I bought this stamp when it was on sale and have not used it until now, well its a lovely simple stamp but seemed to take ages to colour, also I have not coloured animals until today, the cat is my first and trying to make it look right was hard but some more practice and I will get there. I did this card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday
  • Bild Malarna Stamp
  • K&Company 6x6 Papers
  • Ribbon, Pearls & Flower
  • Nenna card & Spectrum Noir pens 
  • Glues
Spectrum Noir pens used 
Skin- FS3 FS4 FS5 CR3
Hair - EB5 EB6 touch of GB10
Dress, Socks, Hat- LG1 LG2 LG3 LG4
Cat - IG5 IG9
Button - GB6
Bowl -IG2 Blender Pen      

 As always comments and feedback are always welcome 
AJ x x x

Fairy Girl

Hello people I had to think of an image to use for a card challenge and I found these toppers from this nice craft shop in Tetney Lincs, called The Hobby House.
I used this lovely Little Fairy Girl which lent its self to a pretty pink colour pallet.
  • The Hobby House Topper 
  • Distress ink Spun Sugar
  • Papers from my stash 
  • Cricut 
  • Ribbons, Pearls & Flowers 
  • Glues 
I would like to enter this into theses challenges 
My Mums Craft Shop - Sentiment  
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - Anything goes  
Totally Paper Crafts - Cute and Girly 

 As always comments or feedback are always welcome 
AJ x x x

Christmas for Peter Rabbit

I have been up stairs sat in my craft room again creating new cards for pleasure and challenges. This one involves Peter Rabbit which is such an iconic character.

  • Crafters Companion Peter Rabbit Toppers
  • Kanban sentiments 
  • Mirror card 
  • Centure pear card
  • Ribbon & Gems 
  • Glues 
I would like to enter this in these challenges 
Tuesday morning sketch 
Creative card crew - Silver and Blue  

As always comments and feedback are welcome
AJ x x

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Christmas Marathon

Here I am again ha ha! Just to say I have had a Christmas marathon today, really dont enjoy Christmas card making as its not my thing, I guess it is just to much Christmas cheer for me, but I started today and found my Christmas mojo so carried on for 7 hrs, even took my drinks up to the craft room then stopped for lunch.
I bought a Hunkydory multibuy from Create and Craft which included 4 different Christmas themes, each kit makes at least 20 cards.
Out of one kit to I made 2 cards the other week and 17 today and still have some bits left to make some smaller cards and one big one.
   So now I have to match them with envelops and some need some bling then on to sell them hoping to make the money back from this lot to cover the whole kits cost.

Well that's me all crafted out for today 
will post again soon .

As always feedback and comments are welcome.
AJ x x x   

Button Girl

Hello here is another creation of mine, I feel purple is my colour as I seem to be able to work with it well and quick in the idea process.
  • Little Gourjuss clear stamps
  • Woodware paper lace 
  • Pearlescent card 
  • Spectrum Noir & Neena card
  • Buttons, Ribbon  & Gems
  • Clear embossing powder  
Spectrum Noir Pens 
Skin - FS2 FS4 FS9 CR3  
Hair - IG3 IG5 IG8 IG10 
Dress - PL3 PL4 PL5
Harts, Bows & Socks - PL2 PL3
Edges - IG1   

I would like to enter my card in to these challenges
Sketch Saturday 
Totally Gorjuss- Anything goes with a button 
Craft Creations - No flowers 
Crafters Companion - Favourite colour combination

As always comments and feedback welcome
AJ x x x 

Shades Of Autumn

Hello this card is done for 2 challenges these are 
Heck of a challenge -  50 shades of Autumn
Love to create challenge blog - Shades of Autumn
Now lol, I have not read the book it ain't my thing but I guess some people have so I love the title of the challenge from heck of a challenge.
So lets have a look at my creation,
  • Hunkydory Toppers and card
  • Brown lace
  • Raffia & Ribbon
  • Wooden leaves painted copper and gold 

As always comments and feedback welcome
AJ x x x

Patchwork Christmas Girl

Hello to all I got these free stamps and paper pack with a mag 
and thought I would give it a go and enter a few challenges as well,
I found the colouring interesting as it was patchwork so lets have a look,
  • Holly hobbie stamps and papers 
  • Candi, ribbon 
  • Distress ink worn lipstick 
  • Spectrum noir and Neena card stock 
  • some glue 
I would like to enter this into these challenges
Sunday sketch & stamp 
papertake weekly - Anything goes optional extra Christmas
creative inspiration  - Red 

 As always comments and feedback welcome
AJ x x x

Monday, 5 November 2012


Hello every one this is a card i did for a sketch challenge and when i saw the sketch i thought strait away Alice in wonderland using cards in the background i also printed the queen on neena card and couloured her in which i love so lets have a look,
  • a very important date, my craft studio cd-rom 
  • card stock, water colour printing card, quality paper 
  • spectrum noirs neena card stock 
  • pearls and glues    

i would like to enter this in to the sweet sketch Wednesday challenge .

as always all comments and feedback is welcome