Sunday, 26 September 2010

ATC Crazy and a free gift

Good morning crafters!

How are we doing??
Today is a new challenge at I Did It Creations its something a bit different today! But I think you will all enjoy it

Challenge No 23: An ATC with Embellishments.

How exciting eh!? Now we got to work with the wonderful Toucan Scraps goodies.
We used the Weathered Papers and they were such a pleasure to use

Here is my ATC! Yes I made an Easel ATC!

Aren't the papers just stunning. I used the wood effect paper as the base and punched flowers out of two of the green papers and the remaining floral brown one. They are simply stunning.

I pulled it all together with a couple of vintage ribbons and a button! And voila!

Now I know some people worry about making ATC's if they don't want to trade them. Don't forget ATC's also make wonderful card toppers! So please do take part.

Last but not least I would love to send my ATC onto one of you my lovely readers!
All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and I will randomly select one of you to receive this ATC!

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

I wanna hold your hand!

Good afternoon crafters!

How are you today?
Today is my Husbands birthday and I knew exactly the card I wanted to make him!

I saw this over at the wonderful MelStampz and knew instantly that I wanted to make this for Mike. So I purchased all of the bits and bobs in her post and low and behold I have made my own version.

If you haven't visited MelStampz before i urge you to visit! It is just AMAZING! Simply AMAZING!

Take a looksie at my finished product

Click on Images for larger versions

I hope you like!
The only additions I have to mention are that I added a sentiment to the front, and the card is held closed by velcro! How cool is that!

I also didnt use any material clouds etc.

Speak sooon


Sunday, 19 September 2010

Daisy Dreams

Good Morning Crafters!
How are you all today??

Today is a new challenge day at IDIC Challenge Blog and this week the challenge is:

#22: Keep It Simple

Don't forget that all entries are eligible to be in the draw for one digi image of your choice from our challenge sponsor. If you use an image from the challenge sponsor the prize will be a $5.00 coupon!!

You can also choose one image as used by any of the DT as a freebie to use in the challenge! Just email and she will send it to you! Brilliant EH!?

Now onto my card, I chose This wonderful Daisy two pack stamp set from Trees Award.
As the theme was to keep it simple, i toned it down to a simple matting onto card.

I printed the background daisy stamp onto yellow card and printed the single daisy onto white card and coloured it with water colour pencils!

Take a looksie

Card Ingredients:

Stamp: Daisy by Trees Award
Card: Stash
Inks and things: Water colour pencils
Sentiment: Stamped using Alphabet Stamp set by Hampton Art

And that is it! As simple as can be!

Hope you like

Friday, 17 September 2010

It's a treasure hunt

Evening crafters!

I just wanted to let you know that thar be treasure at the I did It, Stitchy Bear did it, U do it too forum!
Let's Go on a Treasure Hunt
Clues are posted every day
I Did It, Stitchy Bear Did It, U Do It 2 Forum
The Treasure consists of an assortment
of items for your crafting needs.
Follow the simple clues and you
might be a winner.
But we are not finished yet.....
We also have the huge
Fall Extravaganza Special Challenge
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More
is donating a prize so large that it requires 2 zips.
Both of these Special Events can be found
At our Forum/Events

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Terrible Teens

Argh! I need to make a card for a 17 year old girl!
What do they like!? She is kind of emo/punky ... I don't want to be the totally uncool old cousin :P

I'm trying to remember what on earth I liked at that age :)

Dragon Folds

Good afternoon crafters! How are we today?
I come with dragon filled surprises today!
I’ve been experimenting for a while with different folding techniques so was happily surprised when I saw Doodle Dragon Studio was having a Fancy Folds challenge! Hurrah thought I!
With my Uncles birthday rapidly approaching, it’s the male season approaching for my family I had a little think and saw this tutorial for a Criss Cross Card on Splitcoast stampers.
About 30 minutes later this was the result! Featuring the very wonderful Surprise Birthday Dragon from Dustin Pike. I think this works perfectly as it slides out of the little envelope holder!
See below for a picture. The insert pulls out!

And goes back in again!

Card Ingredients
Card: Stash
Image: Dragons Pt 1 by Dustin Pike
Inks and Things: Coloured using GIMP
Ribbon: Stash
Gems: Stash
Speak soon and happy crafting

Monday, 13 September 2010

Another Dose of inspiration

Good afternoon crafters!

I come to you with another one of my inspiration posts!
Today I have two designers who I find incredibly inspiring!

The First

I adore Jennifer's style! It is amazingly cute, sweet, look amazing.
See below for these three examples!

I could go on! There are just so many amazing cards! I do urge to take a look if you are at all seeking inspiration :)

I stumbled upon Katina's work when we both commented on a Pink Petticoat blog post!
I was amazed by Katina's cards. They are truly a work of art and so very inspiring!!

Take a look at these

Aren't they just the cutest cards? Again these are just a few, I could post so many pictures :)

So there we go, some more inspiration for you on this cloudy Monday afternoon.

Stay tuned there should be some more cards by me coming soon


Sunday, 12 September 2010

Autism Awareness

I Did It Creations Challenges has a very special challenge for you this week...We are challenging you to make a special "Rainbow Themed" card - Anything goes type of challenge, but must have a rainbow or the colors of a rainbow in your creation. The reason for this Rainbow challenge is in honor of a very special little guy named Cameron. If you click on the badge below, you can read his story...

A little History and the reason for this Super Challenge this week...
A very very good friend of Stitchy's who is known in the digital world by the name "FUNKY" , has built a beautiful fundraiser blog for her grandson Cameron..He is autistic and Funky and her daughter are striving to help Cameron..
Some of you may know Funky, she has been in the digital scrapping world for a very long time. If you could find it in your heart to help Funky and her little guy out, it will not go unrewarded. We know times are very hard for everyone right now, so if you can't give even a dollar, please don't feel bad, but please do go and read his story, he's quite a character lol..Thank you in advance all that take part in this very special challenge - have fun & good luck!!!
For a fun challenge, prizes and a freebie all for a good cause....see I Did It Creations Challenges for complete details.
Now onto my creation! I was lucky enough to receive this beautiful farm image from Robyns Fetish! Take a look at what I did below:

I am also entering this card into the Rainbow themed challenge at The Crafty Pad

Card Ingredients

Image: Robyns Fetish
Card: Stash
Papers: Fluffy Clouds by Pink Petticoat
Buttons: Stash
Frame: Stash
Inks and things: Promarkers

Take care and do take a look at Camerons website!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Those Ants Again

Good Evening Crafters.

How are we all today?
Am ratheeer knackered myself, am swimming the length of the Channel (22 miles) for charity so am a little tired from all the swimmings. You can find out more here: (

Anyway, back to cards!
I always struggle to make cards for the men! Always a struggle. However the Doodle Pantry Ants always come to my rescue, and I used the Balloon Ants (Again) to create this rather cute card for my Uncle-in-law!

What do you think? Cute eh!
Matted onto black card and papermania designer paper with a cute ribbon and a scalloped edge! The sentiment is part of the set. Nice and simple, just how I like things :)

Card Ingredients

Image: Balloon Ants by Doodle Pantry (As you can see my inspiration came from the wonderful design team)

Inks and things: Watercolour pencils for the ants and balloon, glitter watercolour paint for the blue.

Sentiment: Part of the Balloon Ants set

Ribbon: Stash
Button: Stash
Scalloped Edge done with my punch

Take care


Sunday, 5 September 2010

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Do not adjust your monitors friends it is indeed Christmas here at Crafty Jens today!
It seems summer has left the building and although it hasn't been snowing here there has been some in the UK! Crazy hey!

Now comes the time to tell you the wonderful news that I have been selected to be part of the I did it creations challenge blog! This brings me much joy! The team at IDIC are wonderful, very friendly and I am proud to be a part of them.

So this week is my first challenge! And The Challenge is:

#20 9/5 Beige, blue + 1 color

We are using products from the wonderful Stitchy Stamps.
I choose Hattitude! And promptly turned Beige, Blue and Black (with a miniscule hint of carrot) into a Christmas wonderland!

And here is the finished product:

I used a tent card template from Split Coast Stampers HERE
I am very happy with the finished product.

Here are a couple of smaller pictures so you can see the tent design, and of course the added bling courtesy of my Glamour Dust :)

Card Ingredients

Image: Hattitude by Stitchy Stamps
Papers: Pink Petticoat Snowflakes
Sentiment: Printed from PC
Glitter: Glamour Dust
Ribbon: Stash
Inks and things: Paper Pieced on PC and snowman hat, smile and buttons coloured with sakura gelly roll pen.

I hope you like!

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Not Gone Far

This is just a very quick post to let you know I haven't dissappeared.
I have been busy creating cards and preparing for my DT debut! (More on that Sunday)

I will hopefully be posting some cards tomorrow.
Its been a mega busy month :)