Xmas 2015


I hope you enjoy reading this blog and find inspiration and ideas from what you have seen here but I would ask you to please respect my copyright and not use my pictures for publishing as your own work, or for entry into challenges.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 110 - Come Fly with me

Viv is hosting today's challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more...  and the theme is 'Come Fly With Me'. 

She would like to see either birds or something bird related, ie birdcages/houses, as the MAIN focal point of your project. 

I am still trying to make sure I use old stash for every card, and the main part of my card today is part of some backing paper I have had for some time.

I kept my card very plain - just ordinary black cardstock as the base.  I cut down the backing paper to the size I wanted, and stamped the sentiment (from Creative expressions in the top left hand corner), then matted it onto some gold mirri card.

I then matted this topper onto the base card.

Finally, I used some white grosgrain ribbon with stitching detail that I had in my stash across the top right and left bottom of the card base, finishing off with a two loop bow made out  of the same ribbon.

I haven't put a greeting on the outside of this card, but I think I am going to use it as a Get Well card for a friend of mine who is having a rough time of it at the moment.

We are sponsored by

With this fabulous prize

As a family business we're a friendly, helpful, bunch at Hobby Art.  All our stamps are designed by us and manufactured in Britain.
Look at the gallery on my blog - jennymayes.com - for lots of card ideas using the Hobby Art range. 
We're pleased to sponsor the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and look forward to seeing the entries.   Good luck everyone.  Jenny and all. X

and also by 

With a $12 gift voucher

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with like-minded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!  

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Crafty Cardmakers and more Challenge 109 - this is a Man's World!

The time has gone so quickly!  It's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmaker's and more and this time 
Carole is hosting. She has chosen the theme of 'This is a Man's world' so anything suitable for a man or boy.  

Do check out the wonderful creations by my teamies that are shown on the blog, and we are all looking forward to see the cards you enter into the challenge.  We have great prizes, too...

We are sponsored by

 Flourish with a Bling is an Australian retail and wholesale company, owned by Lucy Patrick, Kate Settineri and Maggie Lloyd who are three passionate and avid crafting mums with a love for design, colour and everything Bling!
“Our aim is to bring more colour and variety into the world of flourishes and embellishments. With our unique designs and new materials we feel we are putting the ‘Bling into Scrapbooking’. We have a beautiful range of flourishes, vines, pearls, gems and more. And just recently, Flourish with a Bling have introduced their own range of gorgeous flowers.”
They also sell fabulous themed packs at amazing prices. They have flat rate postage within Australia and also post internationally (half price shipping for large orders). You can contact them or find all their products on their easy-to-use website www.flourishwithabling.com.au.
Don’t forget to check out their facebook page for random giveaways and visit the blog to win monthly challenges or visit their gallery for inspiration and ideas too.
and also by
 3 Images of the Winner's Choice. If, however, the winner has used a Stamping Boutique Image they will received 4 images of their choice  

Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor at CRAFTY CARDMAKERS. We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store at http://thestampingboutique.com/ Good luck in the challenge and we hope to see you over at our TSB Community network. http://thestampingboutique.ning.com/