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 
AJ X X X  


Friday, 2 November 2012

fancy fold instructions

Hello to all this is my post on how to make a box fold card, i wash shown this to me by my Friend and i loved it as not seen it before,
for every ones info i use the ultimate pro and its boxer board so lets get on with the instructions and a tip or two.
so cut card stock 8 1/4 x 11 inc and score all lines as shown,
 tip- if using the ultimate boxer board when scoring the 8 1/2 inc line just turn 180 degrees and score 2 1/2 

next step is to remove all for corners,

 then to tun the next sections in to flaps as shown in the diagram and picture.
tip- i take a notch out on both sides this helps with construction.

 then on the top and bottom rectangle you need to find the middle and score a triangle out from there,
 tip -turn card over and score on reverse side as this helps when folding.

 nearly there and now its time for the gluing and a sticking, when gluing the flaps these go on the out side not on the inside.
 and this is what it should look like.

This is my final card which has been posted before.

I hope this works well for you if not do not hesitate to contact me and i will help if i can.
comments and feedback always welcome and until i blog again.
AJ x x  

Merry Chrismas

Well last post for now and last but not least Xmas is upon us as i have got all mt Xmas stash out and now thinking of who i kneed to make a card for this is the start of my Christmas cards i will be blogging,
  • kanban card kit 
  • ribbon 
  • Xmas embellishments from stash 
  • glue 
I am entering this in to

As always feedback and comments welcome 
come back soon for more and a card technique i will post 
AJ x x x 


Humphrey's corner card
i love crafters companion products own a lot
i found this humphrey free kit with a magazine and just had to buy it for the free kit then i thought why not make a sketch card challenge out of this sweet character and that is how they say the story begins,
  • humphrey caoner paper kit
  • gold mirror card 
  • ribbon, gems and glue 
  • sentiment 
I would like to enter this into these challenges
Creative inspiration - lets celebrate 
challenges for everyone - anything goes 
As always feedback and comments welcome 
AJ x x x  


Gourjus Sketch

This is done for a sketch challenge i am entering at
i love these goujus stamps and this one is a clear stamp which i found on sale i like clear stamps and did not know they did these in clear stamps but i was so excited when i noticed them.
well lets have a look,

  • little gourjus clear stamp 
  • spectrum noir pens 
  • neenah card stock 
  • pink vellum and centura pearl 
  • tattered rose distress ink 
  • studio alphabet stamps 
  • paper flower's, pearls and ribbon 
I know it a big list but thought it would be nice to list everything,
All comments and feedback welcome 
AJ x x

London Bear

This is another card and more to come as i have had my nan round for a crafty day so the creative thoughts were think and fast.
anyway hear is my London themed card.
I think he is so nice 

  • portobello road papers, buttons and ribbons 
  • forever freinds best of British stamp 
  • spectrum noir pens 
  • centura pearl card 
  • glues 
i would like to enter this into these challenges 
tuesday morning sketch   
 challenges for every one - anything goes 
love to create challenge blog - lots of layers 
anything goes challenge blog - anything goes 
a gem of a challenge - polka dots/spots

All feedback and comments welcome 
AJ x x

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Fancy Fairy

This is my fancy fairy card the folding of this card is very easy when you know how and i will blog the dimensions and the instructions later on so keep an eye out for that.
front view

side view 

  • pink centura pearl card stock 
  • silk flowers 
  • fairyopolis paper crafting cd-rom
  • sizzix Rosetta die 
  • glue

i would like to enter this in to these challenges 
creative card crew - fancy folds 
totally gorjuss - things with wings