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Hi everyone!!

My name is Jan and I live near Cardiff with my husband, dog and my 3 gorgeous Birman cats. Everyone who knows me, knows that I am mad about cats. I gave up breeding thema couple of years ago and can't wait to start again. In the meantime, crafting has become my new obsession.

I have been card making for about 6 years now but it is only recently that I have discovered a real love of stamping and hope to share that with you in the future.


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My name is Jan and I live in Cardiff with my husband, dog and 4 cats. I love creating with mixed media and making jewellery.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Made using the gorgeous papers Snow Festival, the new labels and the sentiment is from a hostess set Mixed Medley

Alas, poor Dasher has been retired but he's so cute that will still be using him. A very simple monochrome card, just as I like it.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

My friend form Oz is over in Wales and can't wait to see her tomorrow....there are going to be some tears I can tell you as not seen her since my parents dies and my cancer diagnosis.....anyway....got her a pressie so made the wallet and the card....hope she likes x
My camera is playing up....the colour used is Rich Razzleberry for the wallet and the DSP. Have used Apocathery and Mixed medley stamp sets with corresponding punches and dies x

Day 2 of Christmas card making but fancied doing something a bit different, hence a scallop easel card.
Love the Polar Party stamp set . Used retired papers for the matt layers while my fav colour, Cherry Cobbler, was used for the base card.
For the life of my I cannot remember which set the sentiment stamp comes from :-(
Holly punch was used on retired papers and finished off with some red pearls.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

This mornings make...some 3x3 cards using mostly, the Polar Party stamp set. The Peace stamp is from the new Greetings of the Season set x

Well, Christmas card making underway....I really love the new Stampin Up Christmas papers!!

Shopping list:
Snow Festival papers
Cherry Cobbler card and ink
Circular Merry Christmas stamp: Delightful Decoration set
Merry Punches

So, one card done.....how many more can I do today :-)

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Morning everyone....aren't these gorgeous....both made using the wonderful Stampin Up Ornament keepsake set and the matching dies. Had so much fun making the red and green one even though it took me 2 hours lololol. Hope you like x

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Enjoyed using products from the winter Stampin Up catty !!!

I cut a hedgehog square from one of the Snow festive papers, matted on Cherry Cobbler card and stuck onto a scallop edged 6x6 card. I punched, using postage stamp punch, 4 squares of striped paper from the Snow Festive set. I used a smaller postage stamp punch and punched 4 squares of Cherry Cobbler card and matted onto the striped paper. Using the mini festive punches, I punched a tree, ornament and star from white glitter paper and mounted onto the Cherry Cobbler squares using foam pads. The greeting was from the hostess set, Mixed Medley. This was stamped using Cherry Cobbler ink and punched out with circle punch. All squares were then stuck onto card as shown.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

A selection of cards, cone and box made with goodies from the new Stampin Up Winter catalogue!!!

Been playing with my new Stampin Up Ornament stamp and Die set...I just love it. This stamp was ideal for gilding...shame the camera can't pick up the glean and sparkle from the gilding flakes.

have done something a little different from the red and green of Christmas...hope you like

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Shopping List:
6x6 card
black card, Bashful Blue card
linen effect card
pan pastels: ultramarine blue, ultramarine blue tint and violet tint
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Mixed Medley, Baroque Motifs and Contempo Christmas
Framelits Holiday Ornaments
1 1/4" scallop punch
scallop trim border punch
black glitter embossing powder
memento black in and black gems

I matted black card onto the 6x6 card. I then coloured my linen card with pan pastels and stamped the swirl and sentiment with memento ink. The bottom edge to the linen card was done using the scallop trim border punch. I stamped the ornament on the Bashful Blue card, embossed with the black glitter powder and die cut it with the matching ornament die. Dmensionals were used to stick the ornament to the linen card. The centre of the ornament I created using the Mixed Medley snowflake stamp and the sentiment for that set. To finish, black gems were applied. Again, a quick card but effective I think. Hope you like.

Another quick card using my new goodies form Stampin Up! Punched scallop circles with new SU 1 1/4" punch using Poppy Parade, Certainly Celery and Whisper White card. I then stamped, using Real Red, stars from the Merry Minis stamp set into Whisper White card. I punched out the stars with the SU Merry Mini punches. I repeated this process with the trees and ornaments. Using dimensionals to give a 3D effect, I stuck a stamped/punched image onto a scallop circle and used the  circles to form a tree shape. I used a strip of paper from the Morning Mocha paper set for the trunk. Hope you like.

Hi everyone, not been up to blogging or making cards in the last few weeks......chemo has completely wiped me...will be so glad for it all to finish. On a happy note, I had delivery of items from the new New Winter catty and feel enough to make a quick card. I embossed an image from the new ornament stamp set and the sentiment is from the new hostess stamp set. I cut out the stamped image using the matching dies.....you just have to love Stampin Up !!!!!! I then just stuck the image onto a 3x3 card and voila....a simple but effective Christmas card.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Wedding Card with Stampin Up!

Shopping List:
base card: crumb cake
Card for die cuts, punches: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Papers: Special Edition Speciality and Mocha Morning Speciality
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Apothecary Art and Easy Events
Brads: Crumb Cake
Dies: Framelits Label collection, Marianne creatables florish
Punches: word window, modern label and decorative label
Inks for Stamping and distressing: Crumb Cake

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

.Everything Eleanor meets Tim Holtz

Base card: basic white card stock
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Sentiment: Clarity Stamps
Distress Markers: Picket Fence, Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky
Matt Layer: watercolour paper, Marina Mist and Whisper White card

Monday, 2 July 2012

Here is the Stampin Up! promotion I was telling you about....it can be found here http://www2.stampinup.com/gb/documents/Flyer_SummerEnchantment_Demo_July0112_UK.pdf

Made a very simple card today but was an opportunity for me to dig out my embossing powders and heat gun!!!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Stampin Up! doing a promotion for July......will post more details tomorrow x

Monday, 25 June 2012

Card 2 today....wonder if I can get to do 3 today!!!!
Shopping list:
SU papers..backing paper from the Beyond the Garden set, Tangerine Tango DSP, Daffodil Delight and whisper white paper
Tree stamped onto whisper white paper with SU! markers chocolate chip, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango
Embellishments: scrap ribbon, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.....ticket sentiment is stamp and die from Whimsy Stamps...used Daffodil Delight and Glitter Brad from SU !!
Hope you like x

Morning everyone....hope you having a wonderful day so far. Have been making cards for a future table top sale (for charity and my first!!) so been neglectful of my blog etc. Have discovered the joys of using Tim Holtz distress markers as watercolours so keep an eye out in the future for cards using this technique.

Anyway, back to this card...shopping list:

backing paper: just old paper stock
whisper white Stampin Up! paper for stamped image
Tree is from Hopeful thoughts set and used SU! markers for the ink
Crumb cake ink around the stamped card
Crumb cake card around the die sentiment
finished off with a charm tied on with SU! cord

Hope to blog another card later so please pop back !! x

Monday, 18 June 2012

Stampin Up Bag........well thought I'd try something different today....wish I could take credit for this idea was I followed instructions from http://stampinwithrachael.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/attic-boutique-handbag-tutorial.html.....how brilliant is she!!!
Happy crafting everyone !!!! xx

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Hi everyone......sorry I've not blogged but had a hard time dreading the chemo and its effects...never mind...marching on and made this card today...going to use it for a card swap in a facebook group......this will be my first ever swap!!!

My tilda is coloured with promarkers....first time I've done red hair and was really pleased with the effect. The sentiment is Lilli of the Valley and the papers are from Stampin Up!

Hope you've had a lovely weekend. Take care all x

Friday, 8 June 2012

Love Stampin Up!

Afternoon everyone, what a miserable day it is in more ways than one.....so been crafting to provide some distraction, hope you all are keeping safe from the rain and wind!!!!
This card i have made for the charity Operation Blue Witch Squadron.... will do the shopping list for this card tomorrow...thanks :-)

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Stampin Up! For You card

I love doing "less is more" and keep it simple cards and so many Stampin Up! stamps suit my style.

Shopping List

5 x 7 card stock
chocolate chip card edged by the scallop punch
paper from the Mocha Morning papers
Framelits label die to cut the greeting
Stamps: Apothecary Art and a retired stamp

Have a great day and don't forget to leave me a comment or your blog address :-)

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Sail Away!!

Hi everyone, being organised this year and doing my Father's Day card early. It's going to be a sad one this year as my stepdad died 4 months ago. Did 2 cards out of habit so now will have to chose one to give to my Father-in-law.
Shopping list is similar for both as most are Stampin Up! products

Papers: these are retired unfortunately...trying to use up my stock but any blue designer series paper or Beau Chateau will work equally as well. I punched the edges of the paper using the scallop edge punch
Stamps: Sail Away for the boat, Sentiment from Teeny Tiny wishes (such a useful stamp set!!)
Stamp writers used to colour the boat
Die cuts are from the new summer catty using the framelits labels collection and used whisper white and marina mist card.
With the card with father's day stamped on it, the other sentiment from Lilli of the Valley.

Hope you enjoy looking at them on this appropriately wet Bank Holiday. Happy crafting xx

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Facebook Update

well its an ideal day for crafting as its raining here but as its my first wedding anniversary we are going out for a family meal....can't wait!!!!!
Just posting some news:

firstly, if you love Stampin Up then there is a lovely group on Facebook so feel free to pop along and check it out https://www.facebook.com/groups/400039690037157/401715236536269/?notif_t=group_activity

secondly, I have created a page on Facebook to showcase my cards so people can purchase them so please pop over and tell me what you think....https://www.facebook.com/kreativekitties

So, have a happy crafting day everyone and will post soon xx

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Stampin Up! Thank you Card....wow......doing well today....third card made!!!!!

Stampin up! Anniversary Card.....Well as my friends will know that the last 3 years have been a complete nightmare but through of all that I had something amazing happen.....I married my husband....we are celebrating our first anniversary tomorrow and made this card for him...know he won't actually appreciate the card itself but he appreciates me and the effort I put in...in fact, he keeps every card I make him!!

Shopping List: All Stampin Up!

base card: cherry cobbler
embossed confetti white card using the manhatten flower folder: have drawn over the embossing using real red writer pen
first oval is cherry cobbler
scalloped oval is whisper white card and stamped using real red ink and the stamp set Spinkled Expressions
Lastly, the little flowers are punched from whisper white card using the punch from the set Itty Bitty Shapes and finished off with some pearls

Wishing you all a wonderful day xx

Stampin Up! Thank You card.........Good afternoon everyone...been busy making cards today. So many people have shown such kindness since my illness so am now making some cards to send them just to say much I appreciate them. This is one of those cards:
Shopping List; All Stampin Up!

base card: Pretty in Pink
1st matte layer is whisper white card and embossed using the square lattice folder
The stamp set is my current favourite Bordering on Romance and the sentiment is Outlined Occasions
writing pens: certainly celery, wild wasabi for the leaves
pink flowers: pretty in pink and pink pirouette
blue flowers: marina mist and bashful blue

Have a fab day all xx

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Stampin Up! Bordering on Romance birthday card......Well, nearly a month post surgery and felt up to getting out and out with people so went to card making class. This was my attempt!!. The floral stamps are from the Stampin Up! summer catty, Bordering on Romance set. Am so glad I ordered these on Monday and can't wait for them to be delivered. Was shown last night how to use the Stampin Up! blending pens so had great fun with these and I love the effect. Even hubbie said the card was good....that's praise indeed......normally he doesn't even look at what I've made but just grunts lolol. In the process on finishing another card so will upload later. Happy day everyone!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

It's sunny outside!!!

Hi Everyone, finally made it into my craft room post surgery!!! was struggling for inspiration after being away so long but Craft Stamper arrived on my doorstep this morning and my crafting mojo kicked in.

Have had a few new stamps from Stampin Up! recently but not had the chance to play. To make this card I decided to use one of my favourite inks.....Rich Razzleberry and used with colour throughout. The stamps I used were Faith in Nature (Hostess set), Simply Soft (Hostess set), Fresh Vintage (Sale-A-Bration) and You're a Gem. I also used Stampin Up! punches 1 1/4" square and the postage punch. Hope you like it.

Have you all seen the new Stampin Up! summer catalogue....wow wow wow....have bought the Scoring Board and have to say that it's brilliant. So glad I sold my hougie board and bought this. Will try and make something and post for you to see.

Have been asked my a couple of people about a Virtual Stampin Up! Hostess Club. However, we need 10 people to do this so please contact me if anyone is interested so I can give you some more details!!!