Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Red ... But Not Christmas!

Hello everyone,

Well, this is funny, none of my Christmas cards were red, I avoided it and went mainly with aqua and blues with brown.

So, I won a prize at the Stamping Chef last week and couldn't wait to colour  this image called Ella Lovely, I just could see her in anything other than red, so after avoiding it all Christmas, I made this card in red he he!

So enough waffle, here is my card 

The light isn't great here today, so I had the flash on for the middle photo.

The main paper is a digi paper, which is really shabby and the middle section is Maja Design, the sentiment was the border on the same sheet. The taffeta ribbon and heart button are from the ribbon girl.

Enjoy the rest of the holidays and Happy New Year!!!

Cuddles Jay xxx

I would love to enter my card into The Stamping Chef #61 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 24 December 2014



Sunday, 21 December 2014

Sweet Oklahoma

Hello Everyone, 

Here is a card that I made using Krista Smiths Sweet Oklahoma Image. You can find the image here.

I coloured her with copics and tried to add a little dimension to her clothes, hope you like it, its so nice to make something other than a Christmas card this time of year! Mind you, apart from one card that I made in green, I used alot of non traditional xmas colours this year.

I made the flowers from colour core card, I distressed the paper first then cut out the flowers, which gives a nice shabby effect. I also made two of my own pearl and metal hat pins is corresponding colours.

All the papers are Maja Design, including the two doohickey die cuts and I think the border may be Pion.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, I am off to help santa stock up on my daughters Christmas presents!

Take Care, Cuddles Jay xxx

I would love to enter my card in Copic Marker Europe Challenge - Anything goes

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Happy Birthday To You...

Hello Everyone,

I hope your all well and starting to get into the festive spirit he he!!!

So, for a change, I have opted to make a girly card, as I miss my pinks he he!

I just need to explain that the picture quality is not very good due to the dark weather we are having here in Engalnd.

I coloured both Devine Tilda and Tilda in Summer pants with copics and the papers are maja design. The cute bunting is made using a whimsy stamp and I have threaded them all with hemp twine!

I think the lace and pearl border is from the Ribbon Girl store.

Have a lovely week,

Monday, 8 December 2014

Tilda and her snowflake card

Hello again everyone, 

Here is a quick post for a card I made yesterday, 

I am pretty sure that this is Tilda holding her snowflake and I have coloured her with distess inks and I also made the poinsettias from pearlised card, distressed them and added the centers.

Have a fab week and stay warm, its really cold here in England at the moment.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Its cold outside! Sure is!!!

After noon everyone, 

Wow it is very cold here in England and at 3pm, its practically twilight, miss summer so much boo hoo!!!

Here is a card that I made for fun, featuring its cold out side Tilda, perfect for today...

The pictures are a bit poor due to the dark weather, I will try again tomorrow.

The beautiful papers are all Maja Design or Pion, I used three altogether and I coloured her with copics. I used one of the paper straws from LLC to added the doohickey flag and stamped and coloured that up too!

I added some little winter chipboard wording and applied snowtex around her feet.

I coloured the skates with white and silver paint, distressed them and used my brad setter to make the holes and threaded them with hemp twine!

Thanks for stopping by, have a fab week and dont do too much xmas shopping!!!

Take care, Cuddles Jay xxx

Monday, 1 December 2014

Rustic magnolia light up fire place

Good morning everyone,
Happy 1st Of December to you!
Today is the first day of our new challenge at Magnolia Mania and its the easiest one around...
Anything Goes!

You have two weeks to share your beautiful ATG creations with us, also pop over to see who was the winner of the last challenges prizes and see if you were on of the DTs top three!

You have the chance of winning a surprise package from Magnolia, wouldn't that be nice in your Christmas Stocking?

I made this rustic light up fire place, complete with two magnolia's, Sparkle Poinsettia Tild and Tilda With Apple Wreath.

I either coloured all of the elements with my copics or covered them with distressed Christmas coloured papers, to give the red glow in side the fire, I used a red bicycle light he he! 

I glossed the hearth tiles and filled a little corked bottle with tiny colourful bells, this is now a permanent Christmas decoration in my home! 

This is the fire place with the magnolia section removed, its a little lighter in colour as it is facing a window, to show the gloss on the tiles.

We cant wait to see what you come up this time around.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Molly The Elf Checking Her List

Hello All, 

Today is a lovely sunny day here in England, quite a nice change during winter and I couldn't believe my eyes, when I saw a large black and red butterfly in my garden, now that is a first for mid November!

Onto my card, I used Krista Smiths Molly The Elf for my newest Christmas card and made a lot of the elements my self too, so I am really pleased with it.

I colored her with Copics and added flocking and a sprinkle of diamond dust to the fluffy & furry parts of her clothes. I didn't draw her nose, but I did use shadowing to create one, which I am also pleased with ha ha!
The outer paper is from my own stash of goodies and the edges are chalked, the two top papers are Maja Design,edged with metallic paint & the border is Maja too.
I added the white memory box flourish, die cuts around the outer edge, as I think they add a little more interest to the shape.

I made the two hat pins to compliment the brown and blue colour scheme.

I also made the two layer glittery snowflakes, if you enlarge the picture you can see both layers. There is sneaky glimpse of the cream lace, I added underneath the border. 
The candy cane is made from Fimo clay and yes, you guessed I made that too.

In an effort to cut down on your scrolling time, I made these photos into a page and as you can see in the top right picture, I used a Tim Holtz Ideology pin to hold the sentiment ticket and joined the two silver bells together with a silver ring and attached them to the pin.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a fab and crafty weekend!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Tilda Lever Card

Good Morning Everyone,

I have made a lever card, I made for fun, using two of the new Christmas Tilda's, Sparkle Poinsettia Tilda and Tilda in cozy coat.

Here  is the template for the card.

I have used another piece of the Joyeaux Noel Paper and some beautiful Floribunda Roses from the Ribbon Girl!

The cream snow flake paper is Maja Design fro LLC.

I have coloured both Tildas with Copics and used some snow tex and perfect pearls. 
Thank you for stopping by today and have a fab week!
Cuddles Jay xxx

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Its time for a new challenge at Magnolia Mania!

Good Morning Everyone,

Its time for the brand new challenge at Magnolia Mania and this time around the theme is Christmas Tree!

You have two full weeks to show us your Christmas tree creations and your in with a chance to win a wonderful surprise package from Magnolia of Sweden!

How easy is this challenge and at this time of year too ha ha!

Here is my card, I have used two doohickey trees, they are distressed, frantaged and finally have 3D Snow, I used my snow writer.

It is quite a simple card for me, I just couldn't bear to cover up those stunning Maja papers!
This is Tilda In Cozy Coat, isnt she a sweetie, I have used some snow-tex around her feet and stickles on the snow flakes.

The team are looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations and pop over to see who the winners and top 3 are from last week!

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Tilda With Apple Wreath Christmas Card

Hiya Everyone, 

I hope your all having a fab weekend so far, I have used another of my new Tildas, she is Tilda With Apple Wreath and how cute is she?

Tilda is coloured with copics and for a change, the papers are Joyeux Noel with pink gingham Paper capsule and a little frame around Tilda with Magnolia Papers.

This stunning ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl and is tied with a cute divine twine bow, the seam binding on the tag is also from the store too.

I have added lots of lovely florals, berries and two black berries from LLC.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a fab weekend. 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Its Cold Outside Tilda Snowy Scene Card

Hello Everyone 

Here is a card that I made using 'Its Cold Outside' Tilda, masked with the Old Swedish Church Background.

All of the snow is snow-tex and it took over an hour and half to apply each little bit! 
I thought this little Tilda was perfect to mask with this background.

All the flowers are from Live and Love Crafts and the little acorn caps are from the Ribbon Girl. 

The paper on the bottom section of the card is Maja Design.

Hope you like it...

I have also used one of Unique Crafts 'Snow' wood chip wording too and of course my blue bling is in the center of a Magnolia Doohickey Bow.

Thanks for stopping by today, Take care

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Magnolia Mania GDT Post - New Challenge starts today

Good Morning Everyone,

Are you ready for a brand new challenge at Magnolia Mania today!

The team would love to see a Magnolia Bag or Box.

You may be the lucky winner of a surprise package from Magnolia!!!!

Please pop over and see the teams beautiful creations.

I have made a Christmas Bag, The day before Christmas Stocking Tilda.

I coloured her with Copics and added flowers, leaves and berries from Wild Orchid Crafts and the Ribbon Girl.

The paper is from my own stash of goodies and the gorgeous red silk taffeta ribbon is from the Ribbon Girl.

This little gift tag is bazzill card and have added the same ribbons and berries, that decorate the front of the card too.

The sweet wording is from Unique crafts, I just love their little chipoard wording. 

Have a fab day and dont forget to pop over to see the teams top three and last fortnights prize winner, who will win a suprise package from Magnolia!

Take Care

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Tri Folding Card With A Twist

Good Afternoon Everyone,

This is my floral card, featuring Tilda with fantasy flowers and Tilda with binding flowers, guess the theme? he he x

I have cut a doohickey butterfly and the small doohiceky dragon fly from Maja design papers, the florals are from my own goodies and the little cherub is created from Martha Stewart Clay.

I made up this sentiment to fit the theme and printed it on my PC!

The Paper is Maja Design and the distressed paper corners, leaves and backing paper is Bazzil colour core card. I have distressed the papers with a sanding tool. 

The template can be found here and is from the lovely Norma (From my craft room blogspot) Thank you Norma x 

I hope you like it!

Friday, 24 October 2014

GDT Post - Stamp and Create With Magnollia Challenge

Good morning everyone, 

I am thrilled joining the team as a guest designer this time around at 

This time around the team are looking to see an Autumn themed magnolia stamp and at least two patterned papers!  

This my card using Tilda with peanut the mouse...

I added lots of scrummy berries and lush florals!

Please pop over and join in the autumn themed challenge. I know the team can't wait to see what you come up with, good luck with the challenge, as the winner will be the next guest designer and winner a prize too!

Take care
Cuddles Jay xxx

Thursday, 23 October 2014

summer time memories - Magnolia Tilda & Announcement!

Hello Everyone, 

How cute is she? 

I won her with stamp and create and I will be guest designer too, please pop back in a couple of days to see my card! 

I have tried to concentrate on shading the skin a little darker, as I intended to use the brown, so she is quite suntanned! 

I've used some of the butterflies from pion design borders and butterflies papers and all other papers are Maja Design, with Wild Orchid Florals.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope to see you in a few days!

Take Care, 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

White Embossed Tilda With Rose Basket

Hello Everyone

My goodness the weather here in the UK in so miserable, the sky is pure grey, so I decided to finish off my card.

I have used the white embossing technique, that I have seen a few times, it was tricky colouring with copics. As the raised lines can flood, if you lay down too much ink at the start, especially on her hair and it is also a little more tricky to blend too.

All the papers are from Live and Love Crafts, I have cut tags from Pions My Precious Daughter collection and I have used a larger section of Maja Design 'Shall we have coffee' paper for the central panel.

I have added a few of Pions butterflies and a tag to match.

The lovely Gingham Ribbon and Heart Button are from L&L Crafts and have threaded the button and tied the tag with natural hemp twine.

I hope that you like my card, I have been wanting to try this technique for a while and as I said in my last post, crafting is about trying new techniques.

Have a fab week and take care
Cuddles Jay xxx