Welcome To My Blog

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.

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