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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.

Monday, 8 September 2014

vintage or shabby chic???

Hi, been struggling with mojo these last few weeks but went on a workshop on the weekend and it's made a brief return. So, off to the craft room to make some cards so here is one of them.

This card is not my usual style but it came together really quickly. The foliage and flowers were done on my  cameo using Stampin Up’s Crumb Cake card. Papers were Maja designs and Santoro Mirabelle. Am afraid I can’t remember which company did the butterfly die. The banner die was by LaLa Land. The sentiment was Stampin Up and was punched out using one of their punches. Hope you like.

Monday, 18 August 2014

La-La Land Christmas

Had a new stamp today which I had to colour in. Chose colours to blend with some lovely Stampin Up papers I had, hope you like.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Creating Christmas cards

Today I have been on a roll...must be the horrible weather outside reminding me of Christmas !!! The first card was made using the gorgeous LOTV new Christmas stamps. Used some corrugated card and hessian for the background. The die cuts are Tim Holtz On the Edge fence and Marianne Christmas tree. Hope you enjoy these offerings x I have entered the first card in the LOTV monthly challenge.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Silhouette Christmas

that's the beauty of when the weather is awful, I get to craft and the ideas are coming thick and fast today !!

Distress Inks Christmas scene

Making the most of my mojo so here's another Christmas card.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Shabby Chic Christmas

not my normal style so a little out of my comfort zone !!

Tim Holtz meets Christmas

wow, am on a roll today....managed to make a couple of cards...I love my new Tim Holtz stamps and had to use them !!

LOTV Christmas

Oh my, I have been naughty and bought a new LOTV stamp, I seriously couldn't resist this one!!!! Here is the card I made with my first play, am loving it !!!

Monday, 4 August 2014

Christmas starting early!!!!

HI, have lost my mojo a bit so not much card making done lately. Been trying to learn how to colour with copics so decided to do this lovely Molly Bloom girl. I used some Maja papers which complemented her perfectly and had to use my new Marianne christmas tree die so this card came together so easily. Wish my mojo would come back properly though!!!

Friday, 18 July 2014

Visible Image

spent some time in my craft room rather than do the housework, naughty me !!!! Had a lovely stamp set by the fab Visible Image bought for my birthday last month and finally got a chance to play. Hope you like.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Stepper Card

well, crafted for 2 days in a row....hope my mojo stays for a while.....here is today's effort....Tim Holtz but down with girlie style !!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Gorjuss Girl

wow, creative juices flowing today!!!

Christmas and the 3D hat !

Can't believe how quickly time flies and I haven't blogged....well, seem to have lost my mojo and not been crafting!!!
Dived into craft room this morning as had to make a couple of cards for birthdays etc but NEEDED to do something Chrismassy...sad I know....anyway, this is what I came up with.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Gorguss Girl

Still practising colouring with my copics so did this card today. Hope you like.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Anniversary Card

Had this stamp for long long but am rubbish at colouring so never used it. However, have converted from pro markers to copics which I seem to find easier, still need lots of practice though. Was happy enough with it to make a wedding anniversary card for my husband.

Father' Day Card

Did this today for my Father-in-law....so much going on at the moment that I have to be organised !!! He used to be in the merchant navy so decided to do a naval theme with my Stampin Up stamps.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Steampunk Hat

Well, my love affair with altered art continues. Have a few projects on the go to brighten up my craft room. However, did this yesterday and had so much fun making it, hope you enjoy

Friday, 9 May 2014

Altered Clock

well, my brain is being very creative this week (really not like me!!!). Have a couple of altered art projects on the go but this one I completed today. Hope you like. As usual these days I had the help of the wonderful Tim Holtz i.e. distress stains, distress paints and his caged bird die. My new purchase of Treasure silver is being used lots and I've only had it 2 days lololol. Take care all x

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Pen Holder

Well, it has taken me all week but may I introduced my new pen holder. I have used the tarmac technique, distress paints and Tim Holtz dies. Am sure my copic pens are going to love their new home!!!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Tarmac !!!!!

Hi, went on a workshop with the very talented Karen Clare. Had such much fun!!!! This is the final result!!

Friday, 25 April 2014

Tim Holtz in Purple

Had to have a play with my new umbrella man die and the Tim Holtz embossing folder. Inked the embossed card with distress inks: stormy cloud, seedless preserves and spiced marmalade. I used cosmic shimmer tarnished gold to edge the card then placed on Graphic 45 paper. The sentiment is from IndigoBlu and I distressed the edge of the topper then inked with stormy sky. Hope you like.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Card in a Box

Hi, this is my second attempt at doing a card in a box and I really enjoyed doing.......used various stamps from Stampin Up, Beau Chateau papers (SU) and SU Chocolate Chip & Baby Blue inks. This was made for a friend's birthday on the weekend. She has an allotment so wanted a garden theme card, didn't have any vegetable stamps so flowers it was lololol.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Heartfelt Creations

Hi, what a glorious day it is today. Table and chairs out of storage on now on the patin. Just had lunch in the sun. Doesn't get much better than this especially as made a card today. It's a friend's birthday next week so got my act together early!!!

I stamped using my new Heartfelt Creations stamp set and did the embossed resist technique on the topper. Of course, I used my trusty distress inks (wild honey, mustard seed, spiced marmalade and fired brick) for the rest !!! Have a fab Sunday x

Monday, 7 April 2014

Clare Rowlands workshop

Hi, had the great pleasure in Attending Clare's (from Molly Bloom) workshop yesterday. Would highly recommend it. Had so much fun and learnt an amazing amount re: colouring. Here are my efforts from the workshop.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Tim Holtz Inspired

Was inspired to do this after looking at Tim Holtz's tag March 2014. Not used this die before and was dying to do so....finally managed to sneak some crafting time in !!! Hope you enjoy x

Saturday, 1 March 2014

little claire stamps

had a play with the new stamps i bought yesterday at the farnborough show

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Altered Art

the Dallas card is something I did for my hubbie who going on a business trip to Dallas. The altered heart was done for a colleague who was leaving work. Really enjoyed doing these and hope you like