Thursday, 9 February 2017

Leonie One Day Special: Hearts Galore!


I am back today with my new design team samples for the latest Leonie Pujol one Day Special on HOCHANDA.  Excellent deals are to be had on a range of dies, stamps and stencils and for this special sale the design team used a variety to show how so many of Leonie's products can be used together...

There are shows today at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm over on the channel...

  • SKY 663 (24/7)

  • FREEVIEW 85 (24/7)

  • FREESAT 817 (24/7)

  • Or take a look online at...

    I apologise for my lack of post on Monday this was due to unexpected family events, so I will be posting my other HunkyDory samples at a later date!

    Thank you for looking,

    Jane x

    Saturday, 4 February 2017

    For The Love of Stamps: Climb Aboard


    Over on Create and Craft this weekend is the launch of the new HunkyDory stamps for this month!  The first show is today at 9am, but you would need to check the schedule for other shows as they can be subject to change.

    You can find the schedule online at...

    Or you can watch live at...
  • Sky 674

  • Freeview 23

  • Virgin 748

  • Freesat 813

  • I was lucky enough to have two of the new sets of stamps and masks to work with and today I am sharing with you the design team samples that I made using the vintage steam train set - Climb Aboard...

    This card was made by using masking sheets to enable me to create a scene and then Spectrum Illustrator alcohol pens were used to colour.  I love all the extra elements on the stamp set such as the tickets, and there are a few different sentiments that fit inside them to make lots of options.

    I always want to create more than cards for my samples as to me stamps and masks are not just for card making they are tools, and as such they become so much more versatile.  So I made this little MDF plaque using texture paste through the stencil for a different look.  I always find creating gifts for men more tricky so I think this set is an excellent addition to any collection.  This time I used Spectrum Aqua pens to make a more faded vintage look to the colouring of the train.

    Finally I wanted to create a card that didn't use the train at all but could show how the other smaller elements can make quite a large card on their own.  I also used the mask again in the background but this time with distress inks.  All the colouring was done using just tea dye and vintage photo inks and the stamping with sepia Versafine.

    Hopefully I have created a range of projects that shows you just some of what can be done with this set.  The shows will be on across the weekend (depending on stock levels) so do please tune in for more examples from the rest of the team and also fab demonstrations!

    I will show the samples that I made with the other stamp set on Monday, so if you are a sweetie fan you may want to take a look!!

    Jane x

    Friday, 3 February 2017

    Creative Artiste: Shabby Chic Heart


    As it is the first Friday of the month it is the start of a new mixed media challenge at Creative Artiste. Click HERE to go straight over to the challenge blog...

    The sponsor for this month is...


    Here is my design team project...

    I started by covering a wooden heart with paper from Maja Road then added some chipboard elements that I had covered with gold gilding wax.  The honeycomb and frame are from Scrapmatts and the words from Dusty Attic...

    Using texture stamps from Bo Bunny I added some script and circles for extra interest and layers.
    The keyhole, butterfly and two of the flowers were made using quick cast resin in a selection of moulds that I have, then were sprayed with ink and gilding wax added.  These were added to the heart along with some gauze, paper flowers, faux pearls and a metal key...

    Please pop over to the blog to see what all the team members have been making and if you have a mixed media creation to share do please enter the challenge.

    I will be back tomorrow with some of my samples from the latest Hunky Dory, For the love of Stamps Launch which begins tomorrow morning on Create and Craft, I hope you will come by again then,

    Jane x 

    Wednesday, 1 February 2017

    Altered Eclectics: Be Yourself!


    I can't believe we are already into February, time flies when you're having fun!

    That must also mean that it is time for a new challenge over at Altered Eclectics, click HERE to go straight over to the blog.  The only projects not allowed are cards and ATC's so if you love altering items and mixed media please share your wonderful projects.

    For my design team project I altered an MDF art board from Bee Crafty...

    The base was put together then primed with gesso before adding some stencilling with a honeycomb stencil from Bee Crafty and some Decoart crackle paste.  I then used Decoart paints and Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays for the colour plus some gold Pebeo gilding wax.
    The clock was decorated in the same way and is also an MDF piece from Bee Crafty.  Once the clock was added to the board I used microbeads in 3D gel to add a rusty look...

    Teal spray inks were used to colour some of the cream paper roses to match the rest of the project then added to the board along with some foliage and rusty wire.
    Finally some butterflies were stamped from a Bee Crafty set using versamark and gold embossing powder then coloured with Spectrum Aqua Markers.  The sentiment was stamped out in the same way also from Bee Crafty and added in strips to the board...

    The other design team members also have projects which you can read more about on their individual blogs so do please take some time to have a look and leave them a comment.

    I will be back on Friday with another mixed media piece and then on Saturday there is a new launch of HunkyDory stamps!!

    See you soon,

    Jane x

    Sunday, 29 January 2017

    Hybrid Dies from Crafter's Companion


    I have been unable to post much this month as I have been so busy with design team work that I haven't had a chance to produce anything else to show!  I am hoping to get a chance to get a bit messy and inky soon though so I will hopefully have more posts through February.

    Today I have some projects that I made for today's One Day Special over on HOCHANDA for Crafter's Companion.

    These dies are quite special as they are able to be used as edgeables but can also cut out to create beautiful doilies.  They are really intricate and have beautiful patterns.

    I tried to show a variety of ways to use them within my samples...

    For this sample I made a handbag using the big score board and advanced projects DVD and used the
    Victoria die to create the flap and some layers.

    Using the Elizabeth die I wanted to show how beautiful the die would look being simply cut, and this card was so quick and easy to make but the die makes it really elegant.

    To show how you can also create different effects I cut the Jane die to make a doily shape.  The second layer was created in the same way but then I cut away the outside edge to create another doily to fit on top.
    There are shows today at 12pm, 4pm and 7pm with lots of samples and demos, so do please tune in to HOCHANDA if you are interested...
  • SKY 663 (24/7)

  • FREEVIEW 85 (24/7)

  • FREESAT 817 (24/7)

  • Or view online at...

    I will definitely be back on Wednesday as it is a new month and challenge over at Altered Eclectics so I will hopefully see you then,
    Jane x

    Friday, 27 January 2017

    And the winner is...


    A quick post to let you know that a winner has been drawn for the prize giveaway so the comments for the prize are now closed.  I put the names of the people who commented in order of when they were added to the blog and used a random number generator to pick one out...

    The winner is Denyse C!!! Please let me know your address via e mail at and I will get your prize sent out to you.

    Thank you to those who entered and I will be doing another giveaway in the future so please do enter again!

    Jane x

    Prize Giveaway!!!


    I am a day late with my giveaway post but I have managed it at last!

    I have now reached 50 followers and have had this blog for just over a year and so to say a big THANK YOU to all you lovely readers and followers I am giving away a selection of crafty goodies!!

    The prize consists of 2 Leonie Pujol Christmas Stamps (they are not in commercial packaging but are brand new); 2 sets of Leonie Pujol dies; 5 assorted MDF baubles; 3 pots of Wow! glitter embossing powder and an Americana D├ęcor stencil.

    To enter all you need to do is leave a comment on this post and if you are not already a follower it would be lovely if you could click the follow button too :)

    The giveaway will close on Friday 27th January at 6pm (GMT) when I will choose a winner from the comments at random.

    Good luck!

    Jane x
    Comments are now closed for this giveaway