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Saturday, 22 November 2008

So Long, Farewell, ...

Have you heard yet? I'm gonna close the webstore ... for good this time. It's been a long hard decision to make ... but it is time to move on.
We will be closing on November 30th & I'm not renewing my web hosting, so the site will disappear completely on Dec. 1st, I think. This blog will stay online for a li'l while at least ... we have to announce the followers draw winners in December for a start.
I hope you'll all stay in touch ... either by following me on my personal blog (if you aren't already!) or joining me over at the Misi store & forum (or both) ... Oooohhh! & come check out my Mum's new Stampin' Up! Blog ... I helped her with the blog (she's technically challenged) & will be posting projects & tutorials for her (playing with her stash, of course!).

Be sure to check out all the offers at the webstore before the end of the month ... last chance to buy! There's tons of stuff at up to 75% off RRP & 20% off everything when you spend £5 or more. As the shopping cart is throwing a hissy fit right now, you'll need to fill your basket & then e-mail it to me. I'll process it manually & send you a paypal invoice.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Christmas Flower

Today I challenged myself to make a christmas card using up some un-christmassy stash. I covered the background of the card with some paper from the March PS kit and stamped over it using a christmas text stamp and silver ink. I then wrapped some yummy american crafts ribbon around the card and fixed it on the inside by stapling it to itself. The embellishment is made from one of the flowers from the september scrapjunkie embelishment kit which I coated with some silver glitter glue. The centre of the flower is a circle cut from some felt from the same kit and secured with a brad.
Don't forget that there is 20% off in the store right now, check out the details here.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Got A Crush On Fancy Pants?

Loved working with Deanne's new sketch ... although it did take a li'l while to get everything to come together. I really wanted to shabby everything up for this one, so I had a bit of a play with some different techniques.

I used papers from Fancy Pants Crush line & the ledger paper is Holly Jolly. I sanded the edges of all the papers & for the journaling mat I used a distressing tool (remember the Making Memories distressing kit???) to shabby up the right hand edge - I created the torn notebook effect on the left edge by making holes with a cropadile & then tearing out from the holes to the edge ... then I inked it all up!
The photos were cut leaving a white border, roughed up with the distressing tool & then inked. I machine stitched the ribbons in place ... check out the printed leaves twill - it's Cosmo Cricket ... from the Mr Campy line.
I inked the chipboard flourish with olive pastel chalk ink (love chalk inks) & then aged the edge with chestnut roan chalk ink. The 'stems' were painted with crackle paint & then aged with chestnut roan too. I added a twist of rusty wire (scrapbook safe stuff that I've had lying around for 3 years!!) & the blossoms are made up from Prima Artful Collage, Kaisercraft (taupe)& self adhesive pearls (I used Blush)
I broke out the acrylic paint & my old foam stamps for the title ... haven't used them for ages either! If you got the september embellie kit, you'll have one of these fabric tabs (to the left of the bottom left photo) too - i just swiped with a bit of ink to make it look less 'new'

Friday, 14 November 2008

Play time

Meet Megan, a crazy dog who likes sticks - the bigger the better!!

For this layout I used patterned paper from the March Personal Shopper Kit. The matching title letters also came from the same kit. If you haven't tried these kits yet then check them out. They are currently on offer at less than half price, so with the additional November discount they're an absolute bargain! Each kit is packed with coordinating papers, embellishments, ribbons and brads along with a handy booklet full of suggested layouts and other projects. They'd make a great gift for someone just starting out with scrapbooking.

To create this layout I gutted the centre of my background paper and covered the hole with another sheet of patterned paper. I then doodled lines to make a border around this sheet with a blue felt tip pen. I matted the main photo onto the piece of patterned paper I had cut away, drew a scalloped frame around the photo and cut it out. The background of the second photo was very distracting so I cut around Megan's outline and attached the photo directly to the layout.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Xmas table L/O

Today I have made a L/O and its all about my last years xmas table !
I have used Coredinations cardstock and sanded just in from the edges in a rough square shape . A patterned paper mat from THIS paper Then i've used one of the Guvs lovely felted Journalling blocks And have glittered the edges to make it more festive.

I've also used felt lace theres a huge selection here and yellow chipboard stars that i've painted white. A few added Liquid pearl dots , some blue ink and NO TITLE (didnt think it needed it) !!!! Oh not to forget the ribbon I stapled straight onto the cardstock that was in a kit.

Saturday, 8 November 2008


Here I've made a L/O for a pink challenge but I've used the Alphabet in a tin HERE but mine was a Pink version ! They are a good sized font (i have used 12"x12" and ideal for a title .I've rubbed them straight onto textured card stock too and they work a treat . There are tons of letters in the tin so you will be able to spell the word BUBBLE etc. without buying two packs !!! (long story) :D
x JAY x

Message from the Guv: Don't forget we have an additional 20% off everything all month long ... which makes these alphas (I have them in every colour! LOL) even better value. Just use the code NOV2008 at the checkout!!

Friday, 7 November 2008

christmas is coming...

Christmas cards from me today using some of the self adhesive felt ribbon from the September Embellishment Kit. On the first one I teamed the felt with black and holographic cardstock for a funky look. On the second I used Cloud 9 Mint Cluster paper and a white card blank for a frosty feel.
If you haven't checked out the Scrapjunkie embellishment kits you really should, they're packed with goodies perfect for all kinds of projects.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Do you follow us??

I know we have a whole bunch of regular visitors, so I've added the li'l 'followers' gadget to the blog. Sadly, it's looking a bit sad right now ... so come on over & let the world know that you are following us!
I'll be doing a random drawing at the end of the month from all our followers & sending some luscious goodies out. There's no telling how many li'l prizes there might be ... let's see how many followers we have first! LOL.
Oh! I guess I should say, international followers are also very welcome!!

Check out my blog too - there's another random drawing there for followers!

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

17 Ways to Say 'Thank You'

Deanne posted a fabulous sketch or two a couple days ago & I thought this one was just right to make a whole bunch of Thank You cards. Normally I create one-off cards but as I include a li'l thank you with every order at the webstore, I get through a lot! LOL.
The benefit of batch-making cards is you can create them assembly line style ... completing one step at a time on several cards. I make 5-10 at a time, using whatever scraps I have on hand. Why not have a go yourself & get ahead on all those thank you cards you'll need for the gifts received & party hosts over the Christmas holidays.

For this particular bunch of cards, I've used scraps of Bo Bunny Teen Chic & Fancy Pants Holly Jolly papers, Felt flower washers (included in this embellishment kit) & the yummy paper flowers from KaiserCraft ... these are such fabulous value as the 2cm & 3.5 cm ones (as used here) both come in a pack of 50 - so you can use loads without breaking the bank!!! That li'l pearl centre in the close up? Kaiser self adhesive pearls (I used Rose) ... bling without the mess & hassle of glue - I love them!

And just in case you missed the news ... we have 20% off absolutely everything all month long (including sale & clearance stuff already discounted!) ... Just use the code NOV2008 at the checkout (UK only ... sorry international friend-type guys!) You can use the code as many times as you like, all month long (which is great as we keep adding new stuff! LOL) & pass it on to your friends too.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Xmas card using nothing but ....

....The Embellishment kit and of course a piece of cardstock. This card is really simple , I've had it on my shelf for a week or so and everyone likes it that have visited. All I've done is cut two tree shapes from the felt, a scalloped mat & used the alphabet supplied its suede :D .
I really like the simple touchy feel of the card, There is alot of Embellishments in the kit so you have tons more embellies to use however you wished , You could also make place cards with the little bright trees .
oh the baubles on the trees were the punchouts in the mini tags so ive used things i might of thrown away before too !!!!
hope you like ,
x Jayne x

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Celebrate the Season

Well we are finally back after our little break, all refreshed and ready to go. Have you missed us??

I am going to kick things off with a challenge. Because I love autumn so much, I challenge you to celebrate the season!! Create something with an autumnal theme. Scrap your autumn pictures or use the colours of autumn as inspiration for a card. Perhaps even create an autumn themed altered art project.

I have created a layout with one of my recent photos. I used a sheet of white bazzill cardstock as my base. The patterned papers are yummy american crafts which came out of the 12x12 lucky dip. The leaves and the word autumn were cut from the reverse of some of the papers and doodled on with black marker pen. The rest of the title is made up of colour rubz alpha rub ons. These rub ons are fab value for money as you get loads of each letter in two different colours all in a cute little tin (they go on perfectly as well even onto photos). Finally to finish off I made a photo corner from a piece of felt from the september scrapjunkie kit and some brads.
I can't wait to see what you come up with...

Guv here! Just popping by to say, we will have a random drawing for the winner(s) this month. & there'll be shopping vouchers for our store up for grabs!! how many & how much is totally up to you. More entries means more vouchers/£££!! So spread the word!!