Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Sweets for My Sweets

So I am sure you are probably completely fed up of looking at lots of christmas cards.... but here is another one :)

This card is based on one of the Sketches on the Hero Arts blog for their December Challenge
I've actually created a card for all three of the sketches as I admired them that much! But the other two will come later ;)

The card was created using the Hero Arts Holiday Jumble digikit
It has so many fun elements, it's been my go to set to use this Christmas... especially the yummy background!!

The sentiment was generated in word using Scrapgirls font!

Nice and simple, but that's just how I like it :)

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Paper Pretties : Red, White and one other colour ... (Black)
The Crazy Challenge: Christmas!
Dream Valley: Christmas (Hello lovely Dream Valley ladies)
Crafty Cardmakers: Use It 3 times. 

Merry Christmas to everyone! Have a Happy and Healthy time

Lots of Love


Saturday, 17 December 2011

More Christmas

Evening everyone!

Hope you are having a good weekend!
I have another card based on the ColourQ palette.

As hard as I found it, I enjoyed the challenge!
Here is my creation..

This festive creation is created entirely from Pink Petticoat goodies!
The gorgeous background paper is the vintage stars which can be found here

These gorgeous trees are a new collection from Pink Petticoat for the christmas called Tree-os

You get 3 tree's. 3 presents. 3 stockings. 3 baubles! Awww cute!

These were coloured with my promarkers and adorned with pink gems! Oh so many pink gems!
you can see them glittering away in this picture below!

So that's it from me, i think i've exhausted this colour palette hahaha!

Until next time, take care.



Friday, 16 December 2011

Turtley Christmas

Hello everyone,

Yes, I am here for my second post! Shock horror :)
I am using the colour palette from the great ColourQ Challenge for this card....

Gorgeous yes! I thought I would find this easy.... but actually found it quite hard!!
But here is my creation..

Turtley Christmas! This is for my Sister-in-law and her new hubby! They have 2 tortoises, Esio and Trot! So I always try to incorporate tortoises into their cards!

These cuties are an amalgamation of 2 different Doodle Pantry sets!

The first is these cute turtles
The second is the awesome Santa accessories! It fits most Doodle Pantry characters, different hats and presents!

Which is teamed nicely with one of the beautiful sentiments from Pink Petticoat

As you can see I added plenty of glamour dust bling to those presents!

Annoyingly when colouring the presents I accidentally picked up the purple pen instead of the pink and no matter how many times I went over it it was still purple! Sorry ColourQ, hope you can forgive me <3 <3

On the inside is a picture of one of the presents and the sentiment 'And a Happy New Year' also from Pink Petticoat.

Well that's it for tonight.
Hope you are all okay!

Lots of Love


Monday, 12 December 2011

My Goodness... It's a Card

Hello Hello Hello!

I have a card! I know! Shock Horror!
Someone from work asked me to make a couple of birthday cards (They will be showcased later) but whilst doing those cards I got a bit of inspiration and made a couple of Christmas Cards!!

This is one of them :)

I was blog hopping looking for inspiration and then started looking at some of my favourite stores and came accross some digital goodies from Hero Arts!

This card has bits and pieces from lots of different places!
I started by using this kit from 2Peas and took the background, which you can't see in the picture above... maybe this one will help!

It's quite a subtle colour, I changed the red and the transparency so it didn't come through too strong!

I then found these cute Gingerbread men as part of another Hero Arts digital set!

I printed 4 and then varnished them! I have some glossy accents on order too mwahahahha!

Once the ginger's had dried I then Used some bakers twine hanging randomly across the card and then stuck the little ginger's down with glue dots!

I tied some red ribbon from my stash around the top!
The lovely sentiment is taken from a fantastic set from Pink Petticoat which comes free when you purchase the beautiful papers!

I also did a little inside print too!

The Santa Claus is from the earlier set I posted and the Fa La La La La is from PinkPetticoat :)

I hope you enjoy!
It's nice to be back....

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Sssh I'm still here

Hi Everyone!

I am still here! Just!
I have been so sick throughout this pregnancy! Everything is going well though and baby is cooking nicely!

Hope everyone here is okay?
I do hope to be back to crafting soon.

Lots of love and hugs to you all

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Feline Playful Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone! I am honoured to be a part of the Feline Playful bloghop!! Woo Hooo!
Unfortunately I don't have a pretty, pretty card to show to you, I still can't muster up the courage to craft! Le Sigh! Hopefully I'll gain some inspiration soon!

But do check out the other awesome entries by my love Feline friends :)

are SO THRILLED you have chosen to party with us. We have organized
this blog party to thank all of those who have joined us as followers - over
1800 of you and counting!! We want to say "THANK YOU" to all of you who have
been so supportive of this wonderful blog that tracks over 500 challenges!

A very SPECIAL THANK YOU to KAREN HOWARD, who started this blog just over a
year ago and actually ran it solo for quite a while. Now a team of 14 ladies
make up the DT for Feline Playful, led by SHELLEY and we continue to add NEW
CHALLENGES almost daily including winners for those challenges, DT calls,
blog candy and more.

We are hosting this BLOG PARTY to say "THANKS!!" to all our followers for
their continuing support. We have joined forces with a very long list of
FANTASTIC SPONSORS who have donated images, store credit/$ vouchers and
Guest DT Spots to PARTY WINNERS.

There are 3 WAYS TO WIN:

1. JOIN THE BLOG HOP - Our blog hop starts September 21 at 9:00 am (GMT) -
which just happens to be the International Day of Gratitude -
and ends September 27 at 9:00 pm (GMT). Each DT member (we have both past
and present DT members playing along) will be awarding prizes at the end of
the week to random commentors on their blog. And commentors will also be
entered into a GRAND PRIZE draw at the end of the week. The hop order will
be as follows:

Please remember to follow the order of the hop so that you don't miss any of
the DT members’ posts. If you get lost along the way, please return to
FELINE PLAYFUL to find the hop order. Most of all, have fun and remember to
keep coming back to FELINE PLAYFUL for all challenge listings, etc. each

2. FIND THE SECRET MESSAGE - Each DT member on the blog hop will share a
letter on their blog. Once you have all the letters, unscramble them to
discover a secret message. E-mail your answer to All
correct answers will be entered into a draw for a GRAND PRIZE.

3. VISIT FELINE PLAYFUL - Enter your name using Mr Linky and you will be
entered to win one of our DAILY PRIZES. You only need to enter once to be
eligible to win all week long (but you do need to be a follower of FELINE
PLAYFUL please). At the end of the week we will also be selecting at least 1

Add your name to Mr Linky and check back daily to see if you're one of our
lucky winners:

So what are you waiting for? Let's get this party started!!!

If you leave a comment on my blog you could win one of the following two prizes!!!!

A guest design spot on For Fun Challenges


3 Digi images from The Crafty Pad!

Wooo Hooo!

So the last thing you want from me is a letter!!! And that letter is .................. V

Next on your stop is the wonderful Karen Howard :)


Monday, 12 September 2011

A little update!!

Hi everyone,

I am so sorry that I haven't been around for ages. I've been feeling really under the weather!
But I do have news!

I am Pregnant!

Saw the little bubba on the big screen on Friday sleeping happily on its head. It was wonderful and I am very excited.

I've been suffering badly with sickness so I haven't been crafting at all and unfortunately had to quit all of my design duties.

But I am slowly beginning to feel better, and hope to be doing some crafting again soon.

Thanks for sticking with me.


Monday, 15 August 2011

Its Blog Hop Time!

Good Morning Everyone!
Its here! Its here! Its Finally Here!

Its challenge time at Lia Stampz and for our first challenge/showcase we are having a super mega awesome blog hop!

Lia Stampz, digital stamps, blog hop

There are so many prizes on this blog hop it is UNBELIEVEABLE! You will be flabbergasted!
I am offering you a chance to WIN! this AWESOME digi

How cute is Ele!
In order to be in with a chance to win this you need to leave a comment on this post answering this question

Q. Why Do you like working with digital stamps?

Good luck! Winners of all the prizes will be announced on Lias blog on the 18th! So don't forget to check back there! 

 Soooo If you have come here from Ashley's blog you are in the right place! If not, you need to head to Laura's Blog.

Here is the blog hop order!
You are nearly there folks!!

9. Jennie -> you are here!

 So as well as my prize there are sooo many others you will already have seen along the way!
You will by now almost have completed the mystery word! Don't forget you need to collect a letter from each blog between Mo and Me! So I am your very last letterrrrrrrrrrrr :)
(My letter is R incase you haven't got it yet)

Don't forget to comment on Lia' blog with the mystery word to be in with your chance for a prize :D

There is the big prize! And you can get up to 3 entries to that prize!

To get 3 chances for the draw of the big prize:

1. make sure you commented on all blogs - leave a comment on Lia's blog too with the secret word :)

2. let us see the LiaStampz blinkie on your blog sidebar - leave a second comment with a link back to your blog

3.Follow us on Facebook - leave a 3rd comment for that

So lastly.............

Onto our challenge! And our debut challenge is to Charm Us!!! 

We want you to use Charms somewhere on your creation! Check out the blog for more details .
I used one of Lia's images called Asha with present. Isn't it just adorable!

I've kept it simple so that I can showcase the awesomeness that is Lia!My charm is a sweet little star that matches the black embossed background! Asha is ever so slightly coloured with my marvy pens to add a hint of colour! 
I hope you enjoy the blog hop! And come and join our challenges! Lia has a lot of new creations in the works which are going to wow you! Our challenges will run fortnightly and you don't need to use a Lia Stamp to enter, although your entry will count twice if you do! We can't wait to see what you come up with :)

Don't forget you now need to head on over to lia to finish the hop!
Can't wait to see what you create and good luck with the Hop! 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Divas By Designs: Birthdays
Craft Us Crazy: Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up: Emboss it (Black stars embossed)
MelJens: Use Black
Paper Pals: Recipe: 1 Designer Paper (Stripes), 1 punch (corner punch), 1 sentiment (sentiment ribbon)
Paper Play: Make your own designer paper (Black background paper made using embossing folder)
Southern Girls: Black and White with a pop of one colour (Purple)
OSAAT: Anything Goes
Card Making Mamas: Birthday Cards

Lots of Love


Thursday, 11 August 2011

A new challenge and Blog Hop

Hey everyone!

Just a heads up that a new challenge and blog hop will be kicking off at Lia Stampz on Monday!

Lia Stampz, digital stamps, blog hop

Please come and join us! There will be freebies and candy and lots of prizes!!
We can't wait to see you :)

Thursday, 4 August 2011

More Mousey Love

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the absense! But I am back now :)
And I have a card to share, I made this before the wedding but haven't done a post in a while so here we go!

I made this for my cousin-in-laws little girl who was just turning 5! She loves pink and purple!  The image is from the awesome Mo Manning :D Its called Birthday Mouse Flossie

The letters were painstakingly hand cut and mounted hehe! But its all turned out okay :)

I love this design of card, it always looks awesome to me and is such a doddle to make!

In hindsight the DP doesn't quit work, think I should have left it plain purple but that jus gives me an opportunity to have another go ;)

Its all finished off with some card candy down the sides and some ribbon along the bottom!

Oh and of course the image is coloured using my Coloursoft pencils :)

Hope you are all keepin well!
I'lll be back a some point with more creations.

Lots of love


Monday, 25 July 2011

Blog-o-versary Winners

Hello everyone!

Thank you so so much for all of you who entered my blog candy giveaway! I have now used the wonderful Random number generator tool thingy-ma-bob and have the 3 winners!


That's you Padster

That's you Anj

That's you Mel S

Thank you all so much! If you could email me ( with your email addresses then I will get those vouchers on their way to you :) 

Lots of Love and Hugs



Sunday, 24 July 2011

Surprise! Surprise!

Good Morning crafters!

How are you all today!?
Its another beautiful Sunday and you know what that means!?

We have another fantastic challenge lined up for you this week! You are going to be so so so SURPRISED!
We want to see a surprise somewhere on your card!

Whether thats a pop up or a flap! Just surprise us :D

For this weeks challenge we are sponsored by the Awesome Digis With Attitude! 

I chose to make a Wiper Card using a fab tutorial from Split Coast Stampers!!

Here it is before the surprise! Using an awesome stamp from Lia Stampz called Snowman Building 
So are you ready for the surprise! 

 Tis the season to be jolly!!! Fa la la la la la!

Isnt this image just the cutest! And the hidden surprise is a bit of added fun :D

So do pop over and join us you can find the challenge blog HERE. I can't wait to see your creations.


Stamps: Snowman Building by Lia Stampz

Inks and things: Coloured using Marvy le plume pens
Papers: All card from stash. All designer Paper by Pink Petticoat

Odds and Sods:Gems from stash, Card Candy from Craftwork Cards! Sentiment by Pink Petticoat

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lots of Love


Thursday, 21 July 2011

Wedding Galore

I, Jennie Whittaker, do hereby promise that this will be my last wedding post..... honest! 

(Okay I may have one more left to show you tomorrow)

So here a couple more bits.... firstly back to those colouring books!
I created matching ones for the bride and Groom.... using the adorable Murtle and Shelly from Digi Stamp Boutique :)

I got cute little red and white tin buckets from Hobbycraft and filled them with pencils and sharpener, rubbers etc! I think it adorned the top table BEAUTIFULLY ;)

Soooo what else!?
Well there is also the order of Services. They were a nightmare, the roses I got were awful, the adhesive was naff and they kept falling off so I used silicone glue and some still fell off! Anyone got any good adhesive tips for flowers? I generally dont use them :)

Here they are together with the table name cards! They were fun to do, except trying to find a star punch was a nightmare! Couldn't face die-cutting 100 stars! hehehe

A couple of shots of the order of service! Including those pesky flowers!!! hehehe
BUT the family loved them and thats all that matters to me :)

So lastly.... I bet you're all thinking phewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
Its the giant table plan! An A1 mountboard that was nearly the same height as me! I used plenty of stars on this one, it looked really good! Shame my photography of it wasn't!

Okay.... so that's the last of the wedding stuff for now! mwahaahahah!

I won't put all the recipe down or i'll be here all night! Hope you enjoyed looking anyway :)

I'd like to enter these for the following challlenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Wedding
Crafty Sentiments - Happily Ever After
Fab N Funky - Animals
Freshly Brewed - Use an animal or animal print
Deep Ocean Challenge - Ribbon (On the colouring books)
I did It Creations - Animals
OSAAT - Flowers

Lots of Love


Wednesday, 20 July 2011


Hello, Hello!

Hope you are all doing well?
So the wedding is over *sob*
But I have a few more bits left to show you from it before I finally stop talking about it!

You may have seen the colouring books that I created earlier. Well they were extremely popular!! Hehehe! My mum wanted one for my niece, she is only 8 months so obviously it would have just ended up as a chew toy so its been put away until she is that little bit older :)

But she LOVES ducks! Anything duck related she adores! SO I saw this awesome Harold Duck who is a freebie from the Doodle Pantry Store! Wahoooo

I coloured him using Promarkers and added Emily's name underneath.

The inside is very similar to the other colouring books, but here is a little piccie in case you want to see!

It was so lovely seeing all the kids colouring in during the wedding reception and its definitely going to be something I will do again as they are so cute for adults alike (I made one for my mum and the bride and groom... more on that later)

So that's it for now!
I have a few more wedding-y bits to show off in later posts, I didnt have time to post them in the week leading up to the wedding.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weeks!
I will be back with more posts later :)


Stamps: Harold duck by doodle Pantry
Inks and things: Promarkers
Papers: Various papers
Odds and Sods: Ribbon from Stash

That's it for now.

I'd like to enter this colouring book into the following challenges:

For Fun: Two different ribbons (thick blue and the thin grosgrain white)
Papertake WEekly: CUTE :D
OWH Stars and Stripes: For Kids
Freshly brewed: Animals or Animal Print
Lollipop Crafts: Anything Goes
I Did It Creations: Animals
Use It Tuesday: Animals

Lots of Love


Saturday, 16 July 2011


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So for some SILLY reason my 1 year blog-o-versary breezed by without me realising!
Silly, silly me!

It's been a great year for me! My crafting has developed so much and I have made so many great friends through all the different sites I have joined! Discovered some very talented artists, got to design for a couple and have thoroughly enjoyed myself!

In honour of YOU my lovely blogging friends I am going to be having some blog candy! Not in the traditional sense though! (I.e. I won't be physically posting anything to you). This is open to anyone and everyone!

There are going to be 3 prizes that will be randomly drawn after the closing date (midnight 16th July GMT)

So what can you get your mits on?


That's right folks! 3 gift certificates to 3 of my favourite places to buy goodies from!

So what do you need to do in order to be in with a chance of winning? 
Not a lot! You've not got to post anything on your blog at all! 

1. Leave you name/blog in the list below
2. Become a follower if you aren't already (afterall this is for my lovely blog friends)

Yup that's it!

I will randomly select 3 winners after the deadline and will post them on my blog! So don't forget to check if you are a winner!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Summer Loving

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are okay!
Sorry I am late with this post! Its the week before Rowenas wedding and I am running around like a loon finishing everything off :)

So yesterday was a new challenge at Dream Valley and our challenge this fortnight Is awesome!
Our sponsor for this fortnight is:

 You could win an awesome voucher for £10 to their store! Wahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

So onto this weeks challenge! Which Is:

Summer Theme

So anything summery we want to see it!
For my creation this week I decided to create something I have admired for a long time!
PINWHEELS!!! Yippeee

I love how this turned out! Pinwheels always cast me back to the beach! Happy Days :D
I did something a bit different for this card though! I thought to myself.... wouldnt; this make an awesome gift! So yes, I created a take-away part!
So yes! You can actually take the pinwheel off and keep it! On your fridge or magnetic board or car! hehhehehe!!

I wanted to put the magnetic on the card underneath so it didn't show but unfortunately it wouldn't stick! Boo Hiss Booo!

None-the-less the surprise is still there!

I took my pinwheel tutorial from this lovely lady's blog.

I do hope you can come and join us this week! Its such a great prize and I love coming to visit all of your blogs! Don't forget to check out the awesome creations from our DT! They are proper wowser this week!


Stamps: None

Inks and things: Printer Ink
Papers: Various papers all from Pink Petticoat

Odds and Sods: Button from stash! Magnetic tape from Craft Store

I'll be back with more creations later!

Lots of love


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Oh Dear!

So you know when you start thinking of a design for a card?
You plan it all in your head? You Start working on everything.... You put it all together..... and it looks TERRIBLE!

This... is one of those cards! *sigh* I spent ages on it last night and it was awful.. annoyingly I had left things late anyway so I couldn't creat another card so had to post it to the intended recipient this morning.. I was tempted to sign it anonomous ;)

But I thought I would share it with you lovely people anyway!

 So here it is! See what I mean?
Looking at it I wonder if I could have done with making the cake a bit larger? I don't know... Its too later now anyway! But there you go! I followed the colour scheme provided at Colour Q this week. Check out the awesome picture below.

I also used the sketch that was provided by Clean & Simple Sunday Challenge. Check out the sketch below!

Its just a shame about the output! Darn! The cake and the sentiment are both from Pink Petticoat. I used plain card for all the elements from Paper Mill Direct and just matted on to black card from my local craft shop.

I coloured elements of the cake with my green sakura jelly roll pen as you can see from the picture on the right. I didn't want to colour the whole thing in... just give it that little hint of colour!

The one thing I do LOVE though is my awesome new watermark from the wonderful Doodle Pantry... I've been wanting something new for a while and I finally decided to get an awesome creation from Laurie! Yay!

Anyway let me show you the awesome inspiration photo and sketch:

I'd quite like that clock in my house please! Reminds me of something from the Big Bang Theory hehehe!

Anyway, thanks for looking!

The Card Ingredients

Stamps: From the Big Fella Collection by Pink Petticoat

Inks and things: Sakura jelly roll pen
Papers: card from Paper Mill Direct

Odds and Sods: Card Candy