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.


About Me

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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.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Play Time

Finally got to my craft room and just had a play with my distress inks and my new Tim Holtz dies. Also tried using tissue paper and matt medium for the first time. Really enjoyed doing something different. Hope you like. My new kitten helped me with the one card lololol

Monday, 23 December 2013

Tag Play Time

Morning all and a Merry Christmas to you all.

I've had a little play with my distress inks and my new Tim Holtz layering stencils…..really had fun and hope you like.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Christmas Cards of Course!!

Well, not been around much what with alterations to house and holidays but finally got my act into gear and made some Christmas cards. Hope you enjoy x

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Birthday Circles

Hope you having a great weekend. Raining here so made this card for a friend's birthday whilst I'm waiting for my bread to prove. Used one of my favourite stamp sets, Vintage Vogue. Took inspiration from a card on pintrest as my mojo seems to have gone walkabout. If you find it, please send to me asap!!! Happy crafting!!! x

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Visible Image Classic Car

HI, I made this for a friend's birthday using Visible Image stamps...its a fab sentiment !!! Have a look at their blog for some great inspiration for these fab stamps http://visibleimage.blogspot.co.uk

Lavinia Scene

I recently attended a class on brayering so came home and was inspired to make this card using my Lavinia stamps. It was made for a special friend who is having surgery this week and her favourite colour is purple. Happy crafting everyone x

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Birthday card

3rd card today !!!

Card & Ink Used:

Marina Mist card
Gumball Green card
Whisper White card
Lucky Limeade Ink
Crumb Cake Ink
Marina Mist Ink

Stamps Used:

Fabulous Phrases

numbers, covered in platinum utee

Wedding Card 2

Actually made 2 cards today...this one I cased from pintrest.

Card and Ink Used:
Whisper White

Stamps Used:
Heard from the Heart

Punches Used:
Large Heart


Wedding Card

Hope you've all had a fab weekend. Well, I finally tore myself away from all the new house sorting stuff to christen my new craft room.....wow...I love it !!!!

Shopping Ingredients:

Card Used:
Real Red card
Whisper White card

Stamps Used:
Perfect Postage
Mrs & Mrs stamp I had in my stock

Punches Used:
mini heart punch

Embellishments Used:

Hope you like x

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Well, the craft room is starting to come together now....here are some pics to show you....can't wait to start crafting again

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Hello !!!

Hi everyone, thankfully I have now moved....however, my new craft room is a work in progress so no crafting for a while......having withdrawal symptoms !!!! Take care of yourselves, happy crafting and normal service will be resumed soon x

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Established Elegance

Just made this card and now inspired to do an 18th one for a friend's daughter. Thanks for looking x

Card, Paper and Ink Used:

Perfect Plum card
Pink Pirouette card
Whisper White card
Twitterpated paper
Pretty in Pink ink
Perfect Plum ink
Rich Razzleberry ink

Stamps used:

Established Elegance
French Script

Embellishments Used:

bakers twine
die cut circles
die cut numbers

The Open Sea

Morning all, this is my card from last night while hubbie watching Corrie....it didn't turn out as I planned as actually liked the simplicity of the card...was going to stamp a background. Hope you like.

Card, Paper and Ink Used:

Whisper White card
Black card
Pool Party ink

Stamps Used:

The Open Sea
By the Seashore
Apothecary Art

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

2nd Joy Fold Card

Here's my second card for today....still raining so getting lots done !!

Everything Eleanor Joy Fold Card

Morning everyone, well its back to the normal British weather...grey with rain showers....on the positive side, its not cold!!!!

Enjoying my crafting session today and have just completed a joy fold card...my first.....really liked this so can see me repeating :-)
Have a great day....you might see me posting again today as home alone until late evening!!

Card, Papers and Inks Used:

Real Red card and ink
Twitterpated DSP
Very Vanilla Card

Stamps Used:

Everything Eleanor
I {Heart} Hearts

Embellishments Used:

SU glitter brads Real Red

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Bloomin' Marvellous

Hello again.....just finished a card I started last night. Hope you like.

Card, Paper and Ink Used:

chocolate chip card
crumb card card
whisper white card
soft suede ink
crumb cake ink

Stamps Used:

Bloomin' Marvellous (sale-e-bration)

Punches Used:

large oval
die cut patterned oval


bakers twine
Very Vanilla button

Watercolour Vintage Vogue

Hi again Bloggers, here is my second card from last night so hope you like.

Card and Paper Used:

Gumball Green
Certainly Celery
Watercolour paper

Stamps and Inks Used:

Vintage Vogue
In the Stars (sentiment)
Lucky Limeade ink
Pretty in Pink Ink

Easy but effective technique used......stamped images on watercolour paper then spritzed with water!! I really love this effect.

Thanks for looking x

Welcome Little One

Good afternoon everyone, hope you've had a great bank holiday. Make the most of the sun today as British summer weather resumes tomorrow with rain and gales!!! Made 2 cards last night while hubbie was getting his fix of Corrie...shudders lololol.

First card:

Card, Paper and Ink Used:

Made a 5x5 card from Bashful Blue card stock
Whisper White card
Retired SU papers
DSP striped paper
Bashful Blue Ink

Stamps Used:

Fabulous Phrases

Punches Used:

3" scallop circle
2.5" circle
2" scallop circle
1" circle
Build an Owl
Small Tag
Large Tag


bakers twine
card candi

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Bordering on Romance Card

Hope you are all having a lovely Bank Holiday weekend. Weather not brilliant here in Wales and hubbie out cycling so making the most of the opportunity to craft!!!!

Todays ingredients:

background paper: Beyond the garden......I'm using up my retired papers but think this card would look lovely made with Twitterpated papers
River Rock card, DSP and ink
Real Red marker and blender pens

Stamps used:
crackle stamp
Papillon Potpourri
You're a Gem
Bordering on Romance

Hope you like :-)

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Apothecary Art

Evening everyone, hope you enjoying this fab weather.......hope this isn't our summer !!!
Well, packed up my craft room as solicitors said we should be moving tomorrow. Now unpacked it seeing its Thursday and they still haven't exchanged contracts!!! So, consoled myself by crafting hehehehe.

Today's make:

Background paper was a retired one to use it up but really wanted to use papers from Comfort Cafe
Stamped border was achieved using Early Expresso ink and the scroll stamp from Everything Eleanor. The scalloped strip was done using dotted scallop ribbon punch.
I cut a piece of Early Expresso card using a framelits Label die.
I stamped using Early Expresso ink onto Crumb Cake card then die cut with framelit labels and positioned it onto the Early expresso card.
I made a flower using the retired paper and the Boho Blossoms punch. To finish, I used Crumb Cake ink on white card then punched using Word Window punch and stamped forever from Fabulous Phrases set. Pearls were used to complete the card.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Established Elegnace

Wow....... 2 cards in one night...need to sit down now....not used to that much hard work hehehehe

will post my shopping list tomorrow but tonight you can just enjoy looking at the card :-)

Established Elegance card

Good news.....my cat came home after 4 days. As she's an indoor cat, I was panicking....think she is traumatised as she won't leave my alone. Let's hope she thinks twice about escaping again!!!

 My SU order arrived last week and been dying to play with my new stamps but life been busy so only today did I get a spare 30 mins to make a quick card. I cased this from http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2084155. 

For my version I used:
Twitterpated paper
Establish Elegance stamp set
Baja Breeze ink
Island Indigo ribbon which I ruffled.

Hope you like. Have a fab evening x

Monday, 22 April 2013

Feeling Sentimental


sorry not posted for a while.....started back to work after 11 months off and still suffering after effects of the chemotherapy so been too tired to do much. Was hoping to craft on the weekend but I've lost one of my cats. She's a house cat and escaped the garden. Been frantically looking for her. Also, going to be a busy time ahead as supposed to me moving next week.....think I need the world to stop just to give me a little break lol. Hope you enjoy the cards I made by using stamps from sale-e-bration

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Sail Away

Made a quickie today using the lovely Sail Away stamp.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

3D Frame Aperture card

Made this for a friends birthday...its a 3D frame aperture card. Made using my new stamp from sale-e-bration, new paper Comfort Cafe and SU daisy die x

Sail Away

Today's card made with one of my fav paper set, Morning Mocha and a lovely stamp, Sail Away. Not stamped a sentiment yet until I know who I can send the card to lol x

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Up Up and Away

Can't believe its been so long since I blogged, afraid the last year took it's toll and lost my energy and mojo. Trying to get back into crafting now!! Anyway, made this and hope you like x