Monday, 15 December 2014

Traditional White Christmas !

Hello - I expect you are all well into the lovely Spirit that is the Christmas season ? Irrespective of what you believe it is a time of year for a little more kindness and charity and it is also a time for being together with loved ones and those we do not see regularly all year through. I love the Christmas season - everything - the preparations, the celebrating, the giving, the being together, Carolling in Church and of course the food !!! 
Here is the card I am sending to my crafty friends this year - made well in time - surprise ! It's a lovely old stamp set which I love and haven't used much so I created a traditional white themed card with a bit of customary bling ! 

All that remains is for me to wish you a peaceful and magical Christmas and many blessings for the New Year ! 
Dreaming of a White Christmas !! 
Hugs Jane xxx

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Seasonal Wreath !

Good Afternoon ! It's been a cold and windy day here in Worcestershire and I have been out in the garden cutting greenery and putting together my door wreath !! I love making one each Christmas and this one is my favourite to date ! I have added some gorgeous faux Red Velvet Roses to add a little seasonal glam and a tartan bow - very traditional ! All the foliage is fresh from the garden and I will replace it two or three times over the holiday season - the white berries are also faux ( not sure if they are Snowberries or Mistletoe ! ) but accent the whole arrangement and make it pop !!!

Hoping that you are all enjoying your seasonal preparations as much as I am !!! I have even made all my family cards early this year !!! 
Happy crafting ! 
Hugs Jane xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Starry Christmas Decorations !!

Hello ! Just a very quick post today to share with you my little starry tree decoration ! I have abandoned my clay decorations - the clay was just not heavy enough to give the effect I was looking for so I plan to invest in some porcelain clay and then try again ! This star is made from layers of coaster board and is the first in a series that I am making ! It is blinged up with glitter glue, diamonds and glass glitter for lots of sparkle ! 

I am going to have fun making more of these next week ready to add to the Christmas tree !! 
Many thank for stopping by !! 
Hugs Jane xx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Choose Happiness !!

Hello ! Don't the days go quickly now Winter is approaching ? So few daylight hours in which to craft !!! I have a very simple card to share with you today made for my daughter Rosie - I also made a little clay tag to go with the card but this needs perfecting and will be a work in progress !! 

I have plans to make some Christmas decorations with the clay but it's not as simple as you might think to get a good finish - so lots of practice methinks !! 
Do come back and see if I have been successful !!! Until then - Happy Crafting ! 
Hugs Jane xx

Monday, 10 November 2014

Christmas Journal !

Hello ! I have enjoyed making this journal which I am sharing with you today - it is all ready to have this year's Christmas photos inserted with mate a few little embellishments ! It measures 12 x 6 inches and is perfectly sized for 6x4 photos or smaller  ! Based on SU Coaster Board - my favourite because it takes the ink so well - each page is decorated using some of the current Christmas stamps  ! I've chosen shades of red and crumb cake to keep it simple and and added some glitter paper and bling for sparkle !!! 

Well - that's about it !!! I particularly love the Nordic style stamp used on the front and back of my journal - this has lots more potential and I need to have a play !!! 
More Christmas crafting to come - watch this space !! 
Thanks for your visit !! 
Hugs Jane xx

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Ornamental Pine Christmas Cards !

Good Morning ! 
I love traditional Christmas cards which feature Winter greenery ! When I was growing up in the sixties many of the cards were covered in holly, ivy and pine and I wanted to re-create this retro style and bring it up to date !! I'm using a lot of embossing powder on these Christmas cards - it gives a luxurious feel to the cards and makes them a little more special ! 

This is a very strong image and doesn't need much adding to it ! The smaller card is cut away around the design and then backed with vellum ( just attached on the fold ) to add a little dimension . This is my favourite stamp set of the season and I will be using it a lot more !! 
Thanks for stopping by ! Happy Christmas crafting ! 
Hugs Jane xx 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

The Newborn King Card !

Good Morning ! It's such a lovely Autumn day here in Worcestershire - crisp, cold and sunny ! I spent yesterday afternoon finishing off some cards I had been working on and here is the first one ! I love this stamp because it really shows what Christmas is all about - the birth of Christ ! I also think it is very well designed and I have heat embossed it in gold to show up all the gorgeous detail and then sponged a background to create the scene ! 

I have just simply matted and layered this card with some glitter card to highlight and a little bling - it is a Christmas card after all !!! 
Thank you for stopping by to see my work - it's much appreciated !! 
Happy Crafting ! 
Hugs Jane xx

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Up on the Rooftops Snowy Card !

Hello - hope your Sunday is nice and relaxing - I am having a day in crafting for Christmas !!! I have a little card to share with you today which I have made for my daughter - she loves blues and still believes in Santa at the age of 21 so this was perfect for her !!! Lots of glitter glue has been used to create the snowstorm for the Christmas Eve delivery !! 

I've been in heat embossing heaven creating some lovely textures on cards - I'll be posting these over the next week or so ! Not long now - how the holiday season creeps upon us so quickly !!! 
Happy crafting and many thanks for stopping by ! 
Hugs Jane xx

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Festive Greenery 12 x 12 Layout !

Hello ! 
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ........
I am finally into my Christmas crafts and I thought I would try out this gorgeous stamp set by putting together a Christmas greenery themed layout ! It is based on pale grey card stock ( co-ordinations ) which I have sanded and then layered with stamping, embossing and glittering !!! The finished piece is very textured and sparkly and I love the colours - I have added some die cut foliage which has been glittered too !! 

Now I am in the mood I am off to design some cards - wouldn't it be nice to get them done before Christmas Eve this year !!! 
Happy Christmas Crafting !!! 
Hugs Jane xxx