Julia Spiri Steampunk Lady Distress Markers

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I have made a new card using Julia Spiri Steampunk lady Digital Stamp which can be found here…. Julia Spiri Steampunk Lady

I printed the image onto watercolour card & coloured her in with Distress inks

The papers are from my every increasing stash & added a sentiment, bow & pearls.

This card was made for World Wide Open Design team & we would love you to pop along & join in the fun with your own projects Join Challenge #18


Happy Crafting xxx


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Happy New Year

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Happy new year 🙂

I do hope that 2017 is bigger & better for you all xxx

1st of the month means a new challenge over at Magnolia Forever

The theme of the challenge this month is “CELEBRATE”

I seen so many fabulous makes last month it would be lovely of you to join in the fun again this month.

For this project I designed a hat from Glitter card & added vintage lace & some ribbon to the base & purple pom poms to the top.

I stamped my image using Stazon ink & coloured Magnolia with crown using Distress inks & a paint brush.I added some glitter to Tilda’s crown, all held together with Collall 3d Gel, All purpose glue & Red liner tape

Crafty Hugs Sarahjayne xx

I will be entering this card into these challenges xxx

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

A bit more time to craft


Midweek Magnolia

Crafty Creations Challenges

Inspiration Destination

Crafting With Friends

Noor Design

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Happy Christmas all xx

I can not believe its Christmas Day next week! I usually put my tree up on the 1st December but with fairs & orders I only got to put mine up on Friday last week! . My baby Granddaugher has still not pulled the tree over which I am quite thankful for & my older grandchildren spend ages looking at the tree & hunting out the  Disney Grolier decorations & trying to find the 3 new ones that I buy each year & of course hunting for the chocolates! It will be their last Christmas with me this year with them moving house so I am making sure its a Christmas that they will remember with lots of fun, laughter & love. Grandchildren are for spoiling & I do love to spoil mine, it does get harder each year trying to choose gifts as they do have overstocked bedrooms but with them moving out the two older children were given 2 banana boxes each to fill with toys they wanted to donate to charity & between them they filled 7 in total so their toys will be helping a charity raise some well needed funds.


I am a little tired this morning as I was up until 2.30am this morning finishing the last orders in my book & they will all be posted out today and my Design Team work is all done up until February so I can relax & play 🙂

I have written my Christmas list & really hoping the new craft I have asked for will be a little easier than it looks but I do love trying out lots of crafts so this one will certainly not be for the faint hearted & certainly will be a challenge but I can not wait to get stuck in & have a go.

I am already preparing for the new year & filling up boxes for the shop & looking forward to sharing all my new handmade items but for now I am going to sew a little less, Felt a little more & get ready to take over the new craft rooms!

Today I will be icing the Christmas cake which I will say I am getting pretty good at! I have always loved to cook & bake but when it comes to icing its usually drizzled on icing or a Xmas cake has the child effect of royal icing with a knife patted over it to look like snow peaks! But I have kept up with the Icing lessons & can roll out my own icing & add to the cake like you would buy in a shop  which I never thought I would be able to do. I can then pipe all the fancy bits & maybe have a go at making Iced Xmas decorations for it.  I am also going to start packing boxes of crafts I won’t use until after the move & hopefully fill some boxes up myself for charity, I have so much craft that is left getting dusty it will be a relief to part with some more of it. I will just be having a skeleton craft stash from the bottom craft room until the new year as I am moving both my downstairs craft rooms to fill the upstairs bedrooms so all will have the full upstairs all  to myself 🙂 The bottom craft room will then become my new hobby room as its quite a messy craft I have chosen & with it being tiled floor & large work area it will be easy to sweep up afterwards and ready to use Christmas day. The other spare rooms will have to have some thought at what to do with them but I am liking the idea of either a Library or cinema room & the smaller room maybe a gym & then the larger room can be a double guest room.

Well thats me signing off until the new year, I am busy busy, super excited and ready to start packing & then icing.

I hope Santa put you on the nice list & brings you something you deserve, I wish that you are with your friends & family this Christmas & all your dreams come true. Happy Christmas all xx


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Julia Spiri The Snow Fairy

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I have made my 1st DT card for  World Wide Open Design Team using a gorgeous image from Julia Spiri called The Snow Fairy

I printed Julia’s Image on to Neenah card stock & I used Spectrum Noir pencils with the colours being 62,64,67,71,6,7,8,86,104,110 & cut the image out with a Marianne Die.

I then used a die to cut the card base out also on Neenah card & also used the die on backing papers from my stash.

The paper was glued with all purpose glue & embellishments added using Collall 3d gel

I would love you to come & play along at World Wide Open Design team Challenge this month. The challenge themes are always anything goes & you have to be on a Design Team to join in. I look forward to seeing your entries.

Crafty Hugs

Sarahjayne xx


I am entering this card into the following Challenges xx

Clean & Simple Addicted to stamps and more

Anything Goes Creative Moments

Anything Goes Inspiration Destination

Anything Goes The Crafty Addicts

Anything Goes Fussy and Fancy

Live & Love Crafts

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Anything Goes Crafting with Friends

Sparkle Noor Design

Christmas Lets Craft & Create

Always anything goes Craft your Passion

Christmas Stamps and Fun

Gold & Star Mixed Media Challenge

Christmas Crafty Creations

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Create & Craft TV Samples

I feel so blessed to of been asked to work with Card Creations plus to design some samples for their new Crafting cd & USB Cute Woodland Critters.

It was released today & looking to be a sell out!

Its a fabulous interactive programme so you can really have a play with the software images or print out ready made ones if you wanted to.

If your lucky you may still be able to buy one!

You can watch the catch up show here with all the teams samples & Kathryn showing you her demos.


Here are the samples I made for them xxx


The Calendar was lots of fun to work with as all the dates are their & you can add pictures from the USB or even add your own image. You could really go to town & personalise it to add everybody’s birthdays & special dates so you never forget. I was tickled pink Nigel May picked it up & Kathryn said on air that I was the designer 🙂

I also made a stepper card, Picture box frame, Door sign, Large A4 card with small yearly calendar, 8×8 Pyramage card & small 6×6 square card.


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Over all its been a busy week but I have enjoyed every minute of it xxx


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Magnolia Tilda With Snow Heart


Well how excited am I to be able to share Magnolia stamps with you?

I love Magnolia Tilda & all her friends & for my 1st Design Team card I have used Tilda with heart.

I coloured her in using Distress inks & a paint brush.

The flowers I dipped in frosted ice the die cut background is a freebie on the scan N cut machine.

I would love you to join in the challenge as there are many fab prizes to be won & colouring magnolia will bring a smile to your face xxx

Here is a copy of the link for you xxx

Magnolia Forever

I have never entered challenges before so fingers crossed as I am going to start entering some, I cant be on a challenge team & not enter competitions so I here is a list of blogs I am entering with xxx


Anything Goes – Christmas … Marvelous Magnolia Challenge Blog

Anything Goes … Simply Magnolia

Anything Goes … The Ribbon Girl

Need a Little Christmas … Magnolia-licious

Christmas & or New Year … Lets craft & Create

Anything Goes … Crafting With Friends

Winter Wonderland … Love to Scrap

Anything Goes … Sweet Stampin

Anything Goes with Christmas Twist … 613 Avenue Create

Christmas … Addicted to Stamps

Anything Christmas … Sweet Stampin

Anything Goes … storieditimbricartae

Winter … Paradise of stamps

U is for Unconventional … Paradise of Stamps

Anything Goes Christmas … Crafty Hazel Nuts

Santa is coming to town … Deep Ocean Challenge

Ribbon or Trim … Really Reasonable

Anything Goes … A bit more time to craft

Anything Goes … Polkadoodles

Anything Goes … Digi Choosday Polkadoodles

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Weekend off


I must start with a photograph, when I blogged a couple of weeks ago saying the snow was coming & I had to prepare well here is what it was like when I woke up in the morning. It only stayed for a few days but it was beautiful seeing the snow covered Lawns & shrubs. I had many animals visiting including our 1st fox.


I am so excited to be getting a weekend Off!

I have had the busiest 3 weeks ever with 3 craft fairs & having to nip off from a craft fair to buy a book for orders as I forgot to bring one. I am now finally all up to date with the final packages all wrapped for posting tomorrow 🙂

Lanark craft Fair was fabulous, the people so friendly & they loved my handmade items. I gave out over 100 business cards & lots of people said visit the castle regular so say they will pop in & see my new makes when the castle opens in 2017. Its nice to see people from afar visiting the castle & shows you what a fabulous prestige place it is to visit.

Southport Fair was another sell out of many things & I am already booked in to do the Flower show in the summer 2017 so that is something to work towards & look forward to.

Liverpool town was amazingly busy & I have just finished the last of the orders for that one which will be posted out tomorrow. It was nice to do a fair near my home town so I could pop in & visit family & friends with a surprise visit. Yes I do like going back to my home town but I love living in Scotland so visiting did not change my mind to move back home.

I have a weekend off & going to enjoy my own Christmas shopping spree, with 3 children & 5 Grandchildren to shop for I am looking forward to playing OOPS! I mean choosing their Christmas gifts 😉 I am going to Carlisle on Saturday & Glasgow on Sunday as they have a fabulous indoor shopping area so whatever the weather I am hoping I will be able to finish all my shopping & relax to enjoy the festivities. Usually I have my Tree up by now but not had enough time to do it so may have a xmas clean up tomorrow & start putting the tree up. It takes 6 hours as each branch is added one by one but I do love my tree & look forward to dusting all those baubles off.

Crafty Hugs xxx






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