Challenges, Personal Ramblings


I can now show you some other creations from our “Claytons Convention” Weekend.  Over the weekend we had various challenges along with the Make and Takes we did.  In our “spare” time we CASED some cards too.  You do get a bit of spare time in the early hours of the morning and it is easier to copy someone else’s work then than think for yourself!!!

Here are some some other creations.

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I hope you have enjoyed these creations.  We did have such fun on our weekend.  It’s so great to have found special friends that share your passion.  I will show you some other creations that I have been busy on when I come back, so stop by again soon.  I do really appreciate your visits to my blog.  Please don’t be shy and say hello.  It’s nice to know I’m not talking to myself

Until next time, Happy stamping!

Love Jenny xx

cards, Personal Ramblings


Do you want to hear some more about our “Incentive Trip” weekend???? 

Firstly, let me show you the gorgeous little bags that Leonie made for us.


They were made in Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight.  The card fronts were embossed in the “Elegant Bouquet” embossing folder and covered brown lunch sacks.  Another piece of card went over the top to create a flap and ribbon was attached to the top flap.  Leonie used the lovely hostess set “Because I Care” and this card piece was actually attached to the front.  Here is a close-up.  It is a bit dark though sorry.

We had a lovely lunch by the pool in the sunshine.  By the time we finished though it started raining and that was it for the rest of the weekend.  But, who cares if it rains and your inside creating!!!

Here are some of the Make and Takes we did on Saturday.

This is one that we all did by Tracey.

This is so much nicer in real life.  You can’t tell but the card front has been sprayed with shimmer mist to give it a nice gold sparkle.  Just what you want for Christmas.  The centre of the Medallion stamp has been punched out and the Old Olive centre is adhered inside.  You can see it in this next photo.

You can see a bit of sparkle there.  The gold centre is faux metal. I had been wanting to try that for a while so that was great to do.

This next card is by Erin.  It uses the “Cottage Garden” set.

This is using the new Incolors Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz and the bright and funky “Sunny Garden” DSP.  There was a bit of cutting for this but that can be very therapeutic!!!

Here is Leonie, Andrea and Tracey hard at work creating.

Tracey winning Prize patrol!!!  That is always a lot of fun!

This was my Prize Patrol gift.  Isn’t it gorgeous.  It was created by Andrea and filled with ribbon and ink refills.

Now if you stop by Andrea’s blog you know that she is very sweet and lovely.  BUT, she can be a bit cheeky!!!   🙂

Thanks for stopping by.  I have some more projects to show you next time.

cards, Challenges, Techniques


It has been some time since I have been able to play in a challenge.  I have wanted to take part in the Just-Add-Ink Challenges since they started, so I have finally had some time.  This week was a sketch challenge.  You can see the sketch here.

This is my completed card:

I used the Medallion background stamp for this.  The scallop border was created using the Scallop border punch.  The clever Marelle Taylor explained how to do this using the scallop circle.  You can check that out here.  It is the same principle just carefully snipping very close on every 2nd scallop.  I added dots on each scallop using the signo white gel pen.  The card is very simple.  Here is a close up of the ribbon though.

To create the bow I used 3 different lengths of the Polka Dot Rich Razzleberry ribbon.  The first length I wrapped around the front, the second piece I cut points on each end and then adhered this to the middle of the other ribbon.  Then I looped another piece and put Sticky Strip on the back of the ribbon to hold.  Then stuck this on using Sticky Strip.  I adhered some of the Cottage Wall DSP to the back of a clear button and then cut around the button.  The sentiment is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments”.   I stuck this on using Sticky Strip too. 

So, my first Just Add Ink challenge completed.  I hope to have time to play again soon.  They are such fun and a great way to extend your creativity. 

Happy Stamping  🙂