Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Cute week on TCB Blog!!

Hi folks,

                     Christmas is getting nearer and I still haven't even made my Christmas
cards yet!!  Think I had better get cracking!!
Well, this week over on TCB Blog, it is cute week.
I love cute so it wasn't hard for me.
It is also my calendar week cute, calendar and keeping
it simple.....
The little girl is coloured with Copics,
she is so sweet!!!
Pop on over to the The Craft Barn Blog to see how it was made!!

Hope you like it!!

Jane x
Materials used

Distress Inks - Shaded Lilac, Pickled Raspberry, Peacock Feathers

Stampavie - Lilou Abeille

Memento Ink - Black Tuxedo

Copics - E0000, 000,00,11, 31, 33, 35

RV02, 06, 09, 10

B0000, 00, 02, 06

YR21, 23

Stickles - Crystal

And the all important offer from The Craft Barn...

'Remember that we offer free postage on all UK orders

from now until December 24th.

For EU destinations postage is free over £30 and

for everywhere else postage is free on orders over £50'

Monday, 26 November 2012

Something for under a fiver????


Our task for this week over on TCB Blog was to make a gift
costing less than £5.00!!! 
Hmmmm not always easy.  We all have plenty of stash
to use up but what to do?????
I decided on a little project that is nice and easy,costs little,
but makes a very useful gift......
A set of little notecards and envelopes.....

I left mine plain but you could add any greetings
you wanted!!
If you click here you will see how I made them!!

Hope you like them,

Jane x

Materials used -

                               3 x A 4 sheets of card @ £0.45 each
Hopscotch papers - Puddle and Classic @ £0.90 each

Organza Ribbon @ £0.20

Several sheets of Photocopier paper

                           And the special offer this week on The Craft Barn website:

Each order of £ 25 or more will get a pack of free Tando Minis

added to their parcel.


Saturday, 24 November 2012

Simply Saturday......

Hi folks,

 It is my turn over on TCB blog, today and I have kept it really simple, 
sounds easy but really really difficult.  You so want to keep going!!!!!
This week is my turn for a calendar tag, using Craft Individuals
and also keeping it clean and simple.......hard!!!!
When to say, that is it more!!
 So, if you want to know how it was made......
you know where to go!!
Click here.
See you soon,
Jane x

Materials used -
Ranger Manilla Tags #10

Memento Inks - Rose Bud, Lilac Posies

Crafty Individuals Stamp - CI-175

Copics - YG25, Y21

and The Craft Barn OFFER.......

This week again we have a prize draw feature across the blog, newsletter, Facebook and Twitter

Three vouchers are up for grabs: £25, £20 and £15.

It’s easy to enter, simply place an order on line with us. Everyone who places an order between 23rd November and December 1st will automatically be entered into the draw and at the close three lucky people will be drawn at random to win the vouchers.
Good Luck!!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

A special gift!!!!

Hello bloggers,

Today I have a special post!!
Our task this week was gifts and I had a special little person in mind!!!
My gift is a frame for a certain little boy's room!!
Can you guess his name????
Ha ha!!!!!!
He is a very special little man!!!
If you want to know how it was know where to go!!
See you soon,
Jane x
Materials used -

Americana Acrylic Paint - Baby Blue

Craft Creations -Gingham Pale Blue

And the offer this week over at The Craft Barn.....

This week we have a prize draw feature across the blog, newsletter, Facebook and Twitter

Three vouchers are up for grabs: £25, £20 and £15.

It’s easy to enter, simply place an order on line with us. Everyone who places an order between 9th and 15th November will automatically be entered into the draw and at the close three lucky people will be drawn at random to win the vouchers
So what is stopping you??????? 

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Keeping it Simple......

Hi everyone,

I am trying to keep it simple, do you know how hard that is???
To leave areas not have to sit
 on your hands!!
Anyway I shall be trying to keep it simple
for a few weeks.......aaagh!!!!
Well, this week has been Candle week over on TCB Blog
and I am closing the week with
my candle/calendar project.
I decided to combine both items to make a calendar candle!!
Please, if you do make a project like this, make sure you
tell the recipient NOT to set light to the candle, just keep it as
some thing pretty to look at!!
As you can see the flower has been decoupaged.
If you pop over to the blog now, you will see how I
made it!
Hope you have a good weekend, I am teaching
at The Barn today, Copic Christmas all day!!!!
Yay, colouring all day, can it get any better??????
See you next week,
Jane x

Materials used -

Copics - Y38, RV63, RV66, YG25, YG63

Memento ink - Tuxedo Black


Monday, 29 October 2012

Christmas is coming........

Well, there is just no getting away from it......
Christmas is getting nearer!!!!
This week over on TCBBlog we have been looking at
Advent Calendars!
I have been playing with a wooden item, paint and paper....
can it get any better???????

It doesn't take as long to do as you might think.....

so if you fancy having a go.....pop over to the blog and
see how easy it is to make!!!!!
See you soon,
Enjoy your Halloween, and don't eat too many sweeties!!!!!!
Jane x 

Eco Green paints - White and Sky Blue

Craft Creations paper - Blue Stripes on Ice Blue

Marianne D Creatables - Snowflake 1

                                     The special offer this week -
Order any advent calendar from 
The Craft Barn website,
                                               and get a
                 Tando mini advent calendar number set free

It will be added to your parcel.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

A new week!!!!

Hi everyone,

Gosh a new week again on The Craft Barn Blog and this week we
 have been playing with tapes - washi and masking!!!!
I had great fun with this and got to use the lovely Dylusions Ink Sprays!!! 
It is also my turn for a calendar tag.......

You will have to pop over to the blog to see how I made this!!!!
Hope you like it!!!
See you soon,
Jane x
Materials used -

Dylusions Ink Sprays - Vibrant Turquoise, Lemon Zest, Bubblegum Pink

Dylusion Stamps - Further around the Edge

And the special offer over at The Craft Barn website -

20% off the Glue Dots masking tape

Enter the code TAPE20 at checkout

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Crafty Individuals

Morning everyone,

Just popping by to let you know what has been happening
 on The Craft Barn Blog this week!
We have all been working with the latest Crafty Individuals
masks and dies which are beautiful!!
I made a card with this lovely die
and adapted it with punches to give the Christmas effect!!
If you pop over to the Blog, you will see how I made it!!!!
See you soon,
Jane x
Materials used -

Spellbinders - Labels 10

Distress Inks - Barn Door

Woodware Punch - Mini - leaf and daisy

And the special offer over at The Craft Barn this week -

20% off selected Crafty Individuals stamps.

From CI-017 to CI-250 included

use code CRAFTY20 at checkout

Thursday, 11 October 2012

This week on TCB Blog!!!!

Hi everyone,

Hasn't it turned cooler!!! Autumn is here!!!
Still haven't turned on the heating but have lit the log burning stove
a couple of times........bliss and the dogs love cooking themselves in front of it!!!!
Anyway, this week on TCB Blog is Oil Pastels,
something I haven't used for many years!!!
It is my week to do the calendar page......

Head on over to The Craft Barn blog to see how I made it..... 
See you soon,
Jane x

Materials used -

Cobalt Blue, Light Cobalt Turquoise, Light Flesh, Dark Flesh, Light Purple, Purple Violet

Anita's Calendar Tabs

Dylusions Ink Spray - Bubblegum Pink

Sizzix Sizzlits Set - Decorative Flourishes

The special offer this week at The Craft Barn -
10% off the Faber-Castell set of 36 oil pastels
enter the code PASTEL10 at checkout


Friday, 5 October 2012

Dylusions on TCB Blog!!

Hello everyone,

When I saw that I had to use Dylusions products for this week,
I didn't really know much about them.  Now I am
absolutely hooked.......I love them, love them, love them!!!!!!!
The stamps are so quirky and the sentiments are just great,
I am looking forward to using them more!!


This is the first part of my adventure in Art Journaling......

Head over to TCBblog to see how I made it!!
Don't forget to pop into The Craft Barn if you can Saturday, come
and be inspired for Christmas!!!!
See you soon....
Jane x

Materials used -

Dylusions Ink Spray - Bubblegum Pink, Vibrant Turquoise

Dylusions Stamps - Quintessential Quotes, Background Love

HobbyArt Stamp - Sparkles

Dylusions Stencil - Let it Snow

Crafters Workshop Template - Harlequin

Here is the offer over at The Craft Barn website

Our special offer this week: 20% off the following stamps

Curious Corrin - Ruby rainbow - Doollally Dorris - Love struck Lucy

Tallulah Tripp - Dependable Dotty - Traveling Travis - Pondering Petunia

Enter code DYLUSIONS20 at checkout


Monday, 1 October 2012

My new toy!!!


Thought I would show you a picture of my new toy......
Aaaaaahhhh aren't they luverly!!!
They weren't actually due to arrive for a couple of weeks yet, so what an
unexpected surprise!!!!!
The colours are not new but one of the nibs is different......
no chisel nib but a fine nib instead!!
Great for colouring small areas!!
They are a limited edition of 3000 and celebrate their 25th anniversary!
If you around The Craft Barn on Saturday, I shall have them with me,
I'm demoing Copics and Kanban Xmas stamps!
See you soon,
Jane x

Sunday, 30 September 2012

A new Challenge for you!!

Hi everyone,

How are you all??
Did you know it is only 85 sleeps until Christmas!!!
That is scary!!!!  Where has this year gone????
Today is the start of a new challenge over on TCBblog!!!
Here is a little clue.....
Dare you miss it??????  Pop over to the blog now
 and find out all about it!!!
See you soon,
Jane x

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Vellum Week

Hello again,

Over on The Craft Barn Blog we are playing with Vellum.
It is also my week to make a Calendar project.
This week is January and I thought Vellum would be perfect for some
die-cut snowflakes.....
Pop on over there now to see how it was made!!!

Hope you like it, be back soon!!

Jane x 
Materials I used -

The Crafters Workshop template - Flurries

Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire

Marianne Design Creatables: Snowflake 1 and Snowflake 2

The Special off at The Craft Barn this week..... 

"You will see during this vellum week that Isa'sArt is using the metal tools on her vellum

(Pergamano style), so we are offering 10% off a couple of tool kits so you can have a go at this technique.

Use the code VELLUM10 at checkout"

Sunday, 23 September 2012

A new Challenge on TCB blog!!!

Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a good weekend, hasn't the weather changed today!!
I think it has rained here all day!!!
So, what is happening over on  The Craft Barn Blog.......
......a new challenge coming soon!!!
Head over there now to check out the details.....
And don't forget to look and see what the DT are doing over this
coming week!
See you soon with my next project.
Jane x

Friday, 14 September 2012

My new Journey.......

Hi everyone......
Just thought I'd let you know that I embarking on a new journey......
in the art world.........
Yes, I have just discovered Art Journalling...... a bit different
to what I have been doing for a while!!
Wow....I am totally hooked, loving getting messy!!!!!!
Watch this space.....
See you soon,
Jane x

Monday, 10 September 2012


Gosh where has this last week gone?????
Summer has finally arrived and it has been sooo hot these last few days.
Saturday, I spent a few hours at The Barn with my Grand Calibur as we
were showing the different die-cutting machines available.
When I left and went to my car, it was boiling and lovely to put the roof down
and drive home topless..........ha ha !!!!
Anyway, this week on The Craft Barn blog we are looking at die-cutting.....
I have been plaing with the Pop'n'Cuts dies which are so
nice to work with...... 

and the inside......

This is the other card......

and the inside .....

If you head on over to the blog here you will see how I made them and what else
I was playing with!!!!!!!!

See you soon,
Jane x

Materials I used -

Sizzix Pop'n'Cuts Base and Insert Die: Horizontal A2

Sizzlets Hello Set and Love Set

Magenta Papers - Tea Garden and Peace

Hobby Art Stamps - Sentiments Set

First Edition Paper Pad - Dreamcatcher

and the special offer  -

Our special off this week

Spend £30 on Sizzix products between Sept 10th and 17th and get a £5 voucher back

(you will find it in your parcel)