28 April 2015

Birthday wishes received

Hi
I had a wonderful birthday last week and received some lovely cards from my friends and family.
The first one is from Sarn, gorgeous stamp and lots of glitter!

This one from Lesley G using the gorgeous velum with lots of bling.  Love the coloured butterfly
This one from Liz. Such a lovely simple card, with the added bling.  Love the edges of the card too, very effective.


 Thank you so much ladies, they were truly gratefully received.

Thank you for stopping by today
Take care
Jan xxxx

My blogs:
twinksstamping.blogspot.com
grotscraftroom.blogspot.com

26 April 2015

Sending wishes

Good morning
Well the weather has certainly changed!  I was just beginning to enjoy going outside in the garden to potter around, never mind back to the Craft Room!
Today's card is another "tile" effect that I love doing.  I have used my favourite colour, Blackberry Bliss for the card and for the flowers.  Each flower is a different shade of the ink.  As you have probably realised I love to 3d the flowers and the "Crazy About You" stamp set had just the perfect flower to layer.
Anyway, thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy your day, whatever you are doing.

Take care
Jan xxxx

My blogs
twinksstamping.blogspot.com
grotscraftroom.blogspot.com

19 April 2015

April play day M & T - Sarn

Good morning,  as usual Sarn had us doing things that are out of our comfort zone!!  I actually quite enjoyed using the brusho's.  The only problem I had was choosing the right stamp for my card.  This wasn't my first attempt, my first choice of stamp really didn't work for me, however I think this one did?

We only used  two brusho colours, just so effective.  I do believe though that it was the stamped image that made the card, it just worked.   Very happy with this effort.

Ooops looks like I didn't put enough glue on the card!

Thanks for stopping by.

Take care
Jan xxx

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grotscraftroom.blogspot.com

18 April 2015

April play day M&T from Liz

Oh this was a really pretty, feminine card designed by Liz for our M&T.


Unfortunately, you are not able to see the bling but I can assure you, it was there!   Looks like the ribbon came unstuck there too.  Really loved doing this card, very pretty.

Thank you for stopping by

Take care
Jan xxxx

twinksstamping.blogspot.com
grotscraftroom.blogspot.com

16 April 2015

April play day M&T from Lesley

One of my favourite things to do is boxes and decorating them, so was very happy when Lesley had this M&T for us to do.

Looks like my little birdie is balancing the box on his head!

Lovely, very simple but very effective. 

Thank you for stopping by today

Take care
Jan xxxx

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grotscraftroom.blogspot.com

11 April 2015

April play day swaps for me!

Saturday again already! 
Just wanted to share with you the brilliant swaps received from my play mates.
 Lesley's cute sweet treat bag containing a lovely tag. 
Tag inside the treat bag

Liz's birdcage was really gorgeous.  I loved the idea of stamping with two different word stamps using gold  & silver inks on the birdcage. 

Sarn's beautiful subtles gift bag and tag containing my favourite chocolate eggs!


































I am so lucky to have such talented friends.  I really enjoy swapping with these ladies as we all have very different tastes.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Take care
Jan xxxx

twinksstamping.blogspot.com
grotscraftroom.blogspot.com

9 April 2015

April Make & Takes from me


Morning all, well I was very pleased with my loss of 3 1/2lb at Slimming World,  it really was worth the not eating those gorgeous Hot Cross buns offered to me and those tempting Easter Eggs that were given to me as presents.  I will get round to eating them another time believe me!

This card was my design as a make & take at our play day. Unfortunately on the day I had packed the wrong stamp set so was soooooo disappointed that my card could not be replicated by any of the girls as it was one stamp set that they didn't have!  You can check out their blogs (Lesley - , Liz  and Sarn) as I am sure they will post their own take on this card soon.  Don't you just hate it when you either forget something or,  like I did, pack the wrong item. 

Have really loved this stamp set.  I do like nice sayings.  I also have loved this colour green , Pistachio Pudding  (I know it's been  a case of either you like it or you loathe it!!).  This colour, along with the other In Colours 2013-2015 will be retiring really soon, so if you like it you had better get it ordered!

Had a great day as always, thank you ladies.

Have a great day

Thank you for stopping by.

Take care
Jan xxxx

twinksstamping.blogspot.com
grotscraftroom.blogspot.com

7 April 2015

April play day swap

Good morning to you all.  I hope you have enjoyed your Easter and that you managed to eat lots of lovely chocolate.  Unfortunately, I stupidly decided to join Slimming World last week so was not able to indulge in my favourite chocolate eggs!!!  Never mind, hopefully it will be worth it when I look at the scales on Tuesday!  Fingers crossed for me!

Anyway, my April play day swap almost didn't make it this time!
Running late as usual but managed to put this together on Friday!!

A little 8 x 6 cm box made from kraft card - bet you're wondering what's inside

Decorated with "Something Borrowed" DSP a little bow from my own stash - bet you think as it is Easter it will be a bit of choccy!
Nope...... a little keyring pad so you can attach it to your handbag or keyring and always have that little bit of paper for those moments when you need to write something down real quick!!
I kept one of these little key rings for myself as I am always scrabbling around my bag and pockets when I'm out, looking for a bit of paper to write down a phone number or blog address etc. 

Have a great week.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Take care
Jan   xxxx

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grotscraftroom.blogspot.com




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