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.

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.