Tuesday 18 December 2012

Pick of the year at Papertake Weekly

Its  Pick of The Year at PTW    sponsored by  by The Ribbon Girl . All you have to do is make something following one of the many challenges this fab challenge blog have organised.
I chose  Anything Goes (cringey cop out)

October Afternoon papers, Image a Pure Innocence stamp

Monday 17 December 2012

Last Challenge of the year at Cupcake Crafts ....

And to celebrate this last years challenge we want you to Include something cakey!
Our sponsors are:
Di's Digi Downloads - $10 Gift Certificate
Saturated Canary - 2 Images of winner's choice

For this card I used a Lilli of the Valley Image coloured with copics. Papers are by October Afternoon, sentiment by PTI

Hope you join us and see what fab creations the other DT have made

Jane x

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Anything goes

 It’s the first one of the month  and that means that PTW have their usual usual
Anything Goes
theme with the optional extra to make a gift for Christmas . But remember this is only an option and if you don’t want to use this theme then you don’t have to. The main thing is to let loose your creative stuff and make a card that pleases YOU :)
Regulars will know, the first challenge of the month is sponsored by the lovely Lisa & Laila over at
And they have given us a …
… to give to one lucky winner.
We have to welcome our GDT for December and January. We have not one or two but THREE lovely peeps who are joining us and they are -
Thia is my card :) inspired from Andrea Gourley
Paper- October Afternoon
Paper roses- Ribbon Girl
Bracket die - MFT
Sentiment and Holly leaves - Molly Bloom.
Hope you take the time to join us and good luck :)
Jane x

Monday 3 December 2012

It'll be All White on the Night

Our next challenge at Cupcake Crafts is...... It'll be All White on the Night ...
That's white on white Peeps. White, white and a little more white thrown in for good measure.
You have until 8pm GMT, Sunday 09 December to place your entries for this Challenge... Have Fun!

This week, we are joined by:
Simon Says Stamp
There's an incredible selection of crafting goodies in the Simon Says Stamp on-line store and they stock lots of scrummy goodies that can't be purchased here in the UK.
Simon Says Stamp are kindly offering one lucky winner, chosen at random, a $20 Gift Certificate to spend in store.

 We're also pleased to be joined again by Sonia at:

eye candie
SK digis are generously offering one lucky winner, chosen at random, a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at the store.
Jane x

Sunday 2 December 2012

Ho Ho Ho

It's a Ho Ho Ho! challenge for December, so we want to see your Christmas projects

As usual The Ribbon Girl have prizes from our two regular sponsors:

A stamp of the winners choice from  generous friends at Lili of the Valley

A £20 Gift Voucher (twenty pounds Sterling) from Ribbon Girl

Gift Voucher 20


The rules are very simple - please create a new project (it doesn't have to be a card, this is a project challenge), entrants who back link to older project won't be entered into the draw for the prizes, blog about your project mentioning this challenge then use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to leave us a link

 This month there will only be one challenge on the Ribbon Girl blog -  the card challenge team and colour challenge team have joined together to bring you an  array of inspiration plus we have some new friends joining us too!



Products used: brown teadyed ribbon, rusty bells, natural button twine, medium red berries

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Sketch time at PTW

We at PTW are being sponsored  by Simple Simon Says. To be in with a chance to win follow this sketch or another one of your choice.
Molly Bloom Stamp
October Afternoon PP
Black check - from stash
Ribbon and Berries- The Ribbon Girl
Pin - Tim Holtz
Die cut - Dienamics

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Ribbon and Pearls

This week over at PTW we have a theme of Ribbon and Pearls. We are being sponsored by The Ribbon Girl

The fab ribbon and stick on pearls and liquid pearls are fromThe Ribbon Girl, Paper by October Afternoon, Image - Molly Bloom

Monday 19 November 2012

Paper Pleating

Paper pleating over at Cupcake Crafts, have a go its easy you know :)

All you have to do is make a card and include something paper pleated! ;)
Sponsors are:
A Day For Daisies -$12 Gift Card
Bunny Zoe's Crafts -£10 Gift Voucher


Saturday 17 November 2012

What fun I had....

I certainly had fun making this

On a weekend away with some very talented girls. The lovely Gail taught us how to make this little birdy with paperclay.  I have only just got round to painting and decorating him.

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Flower Power at PTW

  Its Flower Power time over at PTW - Please include a bloom / blooms on your card, either in the image or as an embellie. PTW are being sponsored by The Stamp Fairy.
For my card  not only have I flowery paper by October Afternoon but also used flower ribbon to highlight the card


Tuesday 6 November 2012

Anything goes at PTW

Its Tuesday and that means its time for another challenge over at PTW. This week is Anything Goes sponsored by LOTV  with an optional extra is to make a card for Christmas.
My card :

Again I used the Paper dolls  Pure Innocence stamp coloured with copics. The die cuts (paper dolls and tabs) are by MFT


Monday 5 November 2012

Get Krafty

Its time for me to choose the theme of this weeks challenge over at Cupcake Crafts and I have chosen to get Krafty, thats right we would like peeps to use Kraft card on your projects.
As always we have fab sponsors with this weeks being:

Di's Digi Downloads - $10 Gift Certificate
Simon Says Stamp - $20 Gift Certificate

For my card I used a Pure Innocence stamp coloured with copics, October Afternoon paper and  button twine available from The Ribbon Girl.
Hope you pop over to the challenge blog and join in

Jane x

Sunday 4 November 2012


Prizes: £10 gift voucher to spend in the Ribbon Girl online store

plus a stamp of the winners choice from the lovely ladies at Lili of the Valley

Thursday 1 November 2012

Bright :)

A bright card to cheer us all up from the miserable weather and  nasty bugs that are doing their rounds.........

I'm entering this into the  My Mums Craft shop challenge - Bold and bright      

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Sketch time at PTW


Its sketch time over at PTW either follow this sketch

Like this........

or any other PTW sketch. Go on pop over and see all the different cards from the one sketch
Jane x

Tuesday 23 October 2012


Its another time for another challenge at PTW, we are being sponsored by The Ribbon Girl and the theme is fireworks....


Monday 22 October 2012

Pieced Off

Well it seems like forever since I last posted a card. Excuses ? well apart from being ultra busy at work, going away for a crafty weekend I was ill just before I went away on a Murder Mystery weekend  in Harrogate. It was such fun, the hotel was fab and the food was glorious.

Anyway enough of my waffle here is a card following this weeks theme , Paper Piecing , over at Cupcake Crafts.

Our Sponsors are:
Freckled Fawn - $15 Gift Card
Additionally, use the code CupcakeShipping to receive free shipping on any order (international or domestic) placed before 29 October
Paper Pretties - 6 digi images
I do hope that you pop over to the blog and have a look at the DT's fab creations.

I am entering this into Totally Papercrafts challenge

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Wow what a fab Birthday week we had. The prize that I was hiding was  the J & C voucher and the winner I picked  is  Number 346 - Carole of Brum. Carol if you pop along to the PTW blog and there will be instructions as to how to claim your prize.

This week our theme is Little creatures......
Stamp is by SU, paper October Afternoon, ,Button Twine by the Ribbon Girl

Monday 8 October 2012

Autumn ..

This is my second post of the day for the  Ribbon Girl Challenge please scroll down. Again I am late in posting this, I made the tag but blogger wouldnt let me write a scheduled post  before I went away :(

The theme this week at Cupcake Crafts  to make a project following the theme of
Autumn and Autumn colours.
I made a little tag using Autumnal colours ,paper leaves, buttons and rusty bells.
I hope you join in with us at CCC and have a look at the other DT creations

Boy cards over at The Ribbon Girl

I'm late posting this. I have been away for the weekend with some lovely ladies including the delectable Andrea from the Ribbon Girl so hopefully she and Mary will forgive me.
This months Card challenge is to make a boy card

For this card I used cotton twill tape, soft hessian mesh, polka dot button, button twine, charm, top stitch thread all available from The Ribbon Girl. I hope you will take time out to join in with the challenge. As always Mary and Andrea have two fab prizes  £10 to spend at The Ribbon Girl and £10 from Lili of the Valley.


Tuesday 2 October 2012

Birthday celebrations at PTW

Its PTW 5th Birthday so we are celebrating and have lots of prizes plus some fab cardage for you.
Not only that, some of the original DT have come back to join us as our very special guests for this special occasion and we  are thrilled to tell you that today we are joined by Claudia, Katharina, Mandy & Andrea B.
We also have another Special Guest Designer as well and that is Mummy Fairy herself, yes Jacqui is here with us as well :)
This week and as it’s the first one of the month, we have our usual
Anything Goes Theme
and this week our optional extra is to make a card or project to Celebrate. But this is only an option and you don’t have to do this if you don’t want to, as always it’s up to you :)
We have not just one sponsor this week we are joined by -

Lili of The Valley who have given us a
PLUS 2 extra stamps as well :)
Simon Says Stamp who have given us a $100 goodie bag filled with SSS stamps and dies
The Ribbon Girl who have give us 5 packets of Flowers, 5 packets of Seam Binding and 5 packets of Divine Twine
Sir Stampalot who have given us 4 Molly Bloom Stamps -
Molly Blooms - Angelic Molly Molly Blooms - Frosty - Festive FrameMolly Blooms - Clowning Around Molly Molly Blooms - Percy - Festive Frame
Saturated Canary who have given us 3 digi images of the winner’s choice
Which Craft UK who have give us a packet each of  elegant step card, vintage step card and Paula's crackers
Nitwits Collections who have given us a $20 voucher

J & C Creations who have give us a

There is also a prize from Whiff of Joy

 and 2 DT members have prizes of their own :)
I think you’ll agree that there are some amazing prizes up for grabs this week :)
But where are these prizes?

Well they are all hidden amongst our blogs so all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning one is to make a card for the challenge as usual and then to stop by and visit us all – be sure not to leave anyone out because that person could have the prize you would most like to win. It isn't in any particular order.

Here is my card for this week

 the list of everybody taking part -
Jane  me
So without further ado pop over to PTW  leave us your card and visit our blogs to leave us a comment, dont forget to pop by us all cos you never know what prize is on what blog

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Free for all sketch....

Its a free for all sketch time over at Papertake Weekly.  All you have to do is follow one of the sketches.
Good luck


Monday 24 September 2012


This weeks theme over at Cupcakes Challenge is Fairytales. We have two superb prizes for grabs  fromDi's Digi Downloads - $10 Gift Certificate
Quixotic Paperie - £10 Gift Voucher
 Hopefully you will see my card is based on Cinderella and is the fairygodmother (you can see the resemblance if you squint)
I made a little wand with a jewelled heart cut from a jewelled stem, added a few pearl brads and blossoms and rosebuds all from the Ribbon Girl. The image is a by Pure Innocence. I paperpieced the little fairy's wings to make it look as though she is fluttering.


Tuesday 18 September 2012

A hazy shade of Autumn

Over at Papertake Weekly we are asking  for projects with a shade of Autumn. We are proud to be sponsored by the Ribbon Girl.


Sunday 16 September 2012

Candy time at cupcakes

By popular demand, it's finally here: the Marianne Design catalog. The complete overview of all Creatables and Craftables, and overviews of the stamps and other products. Marianne Design has put everything together in themes, and of course it's filled with beautiful examples and inspiration. And to help you to keep track of your dies, they've added check boxes as well, easy right?

If you want to know more about Marianne Design products and sales addresses, click here.

Want a sneak-peek into the catalog?

So, the candy? Here it is:

Wanna chance to get your mitts on it? It's as easy as one, two, erm, that's it! Here's what you need to do:
  • Add the picture below to your sidebar and link it back to this post over at Cupcake Craft (we'll be checking!)
  • Add your name to the Linky Thingy down near the bottom
Job done!
We'll be closing this candy at 8pm GMT on Sunday 23 September 2012, so be quick.

If you're here for the Challenge, don't link your entry to this post!!

Tuesday 11 September 2012

Things that make you go Aww...

Thats the theme this week over at Papertake Weekly. We are being sponsored by Stamp Fairy. So pop over join in and let us see your creations

ILve this new stamp set from SU :) Paper from October Afternoon and button twine from the Ribbon Girl.