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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Japanese Masking Tape


I have had some Japanese masking tape in my stash for a little while now, but was not really sure how I was going to use it. Then I came across Torico's blog (Wow! amazing lady) and saw this card (second card). I really like the black/craft combination.

Little wheels in my head started spinning and I decided the latest Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #16 would be perfect to use with my MT tape and the afore mentioned colour combo.

I am also entering this into Caardvarks Clean and Simple Challenge.

The tape does not look straight in the photo, but it is :) It's just my limited photography skills!

Here is my card, ultra simple. I love this tape! Sentiment stamp is from PTI.

Enjoy you day.

Jay Gee

A quick note to let you know that New stamps are in store now from A Muse.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blog Surfing

So I was blog surfing my favourite blogs this afternoon and came across a couple of cards by Carly that I had to CASE. They are really simple but I love them.

This first card uses the In Bloom set by PTI.

The second card uses a sentiment from A Muse. I can't remember where I got the butterfly stamp from.

Thanks for looking.

Jay Gee

Saturday, September 25, 2010

CASE Study Challenge # 7

Happy Saturday to you all.

I enjoy participating in the CASE Study Challenges, but this week I found it a little intimidating. The card we had to case (below) is just gorgeous, and so far the entry's are fantastic!

I am not completely happy with the end result of my card. I think perhaps the text background is not subtle enough. My DH says it's the sentiment thats all wrong for the card - who knows! Something feels a little off, but I decided to enter it anyway. I find that joining challenges forces me to create cards I probably wouldn't make on my own and its a great way to learn.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Jay Gee

Friday, September 24, 2010

You Guessed It...

Yep, another Christmas card!

I just loved this card by Lucy, and I used this for my inspiration. I am entering it into Caardvarks Clean and Simple challenge (my second entry) and also ABC Christmas Challenge, which is 'T is for Tree'.

The tree stamp is from PTI and the sentiment and rhinestones are from A Muse.

I'm off to do some much neglected housework which can be put off no longer!

Jay Gee

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Second Post

This is my second post for today, so scroll down for a card :).

Shop news: New September release stamps are in store from both Practicing Creativity and Lawn Fawn.

And we have an exciting new product in store from Inchie Arts.

Inchie Arts produce pre-cut squares made with the highest quality artist grade materials that are fad resistant, acid free, lignin free and solid core colour through and though. The material is designed to receive whatever art medium (wet or dry) you use in your colouring and embellishment - from stamping to watercolours, chalks, inks, pens, stains and more. Inchie Arts come in either white or multi pack, in 3 different sizes.

  • Inchie squares - 72 to a pack - 1" squares
  • Inchie + squares - 32 to a pack - 1-1/2" squares
  • Twinchie squares - 18 to a pack - 2" squares

You can check out the Inchie Arts blog here for more information and fun ideas.

Jay Gee

Caardvarks Challenge

Happy Wednesday to you all!

Caardvarks current challenge is Clean and Simple, and their sponsor is Hero Arts, who are giving away a fabulous prize. I think this Santa stamp from Victorine Originals is perfect for CAS style cards and since I was making Christmas cards anyway...

All cardstock is from PTI.


Jay Gee

Tuesday, September 21, 2010



I am on holidays at the moment, and I can't begin to tell you how blissful it is not having to go to work. And perhaps the word 'Holiday's' is to blame for my sudden urge to make Christmas cards.

This card is very simple. The ornament stamp is from PTI and I used the 'Rock n Roll' technique and then just inked the edges.

I decided to enter it into the 2010 Christmas Card Challenge Week #42.

Expect to see a few more Christmas cards in the next couple of weeks :). Thanks for stopping by.

Jay Gee

Saturday, September 18, 2010

CASE Study Challenge #6

Oh my goodness! I can't believe how long it's been since I posted a card. Things have been so busy here, coupled with the computer crashing = me being MIA.

But, I am now on holidays for two weeks, yipee!! So I celebrated by making a card for CASE Study Challenge #6.

The owl stamp is from Hero Arts and the sentiment from A Muse. The patterned paper is from an old music book I found at a second hand shop.

Shop news - new in the shop is cardstock from A Muse. It comes in solid colours as well as patterned, with the back solid white. Perfect for making cards.

I'm off to watch some TV and relax. Enjoy your evening.

Jay Gee

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I'm Back!

Hello everyone! It's soooo good to have my computer back and running. I felt lost without it.

I don't have a card to share today :(

I have been busy loading new goodies into the shop. There are some new stamps from A Muse, including Christmas stamps. I will have more from A Muse in the next few days.

Also keep a look out for the new September release sets from Lawn Fawn and Practicing Creativity - both due very soon.

In the next few days I will also introduce a new product from Inchie Arts.

Must keep working.

Jay Gee

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Eeek Computers!

Computers are a wonderful invention, and in fact I have been madly in love with my Mac from the moment my husband brought it home. It is typical, however, that as soon as the warranty runs out, said computer decides to die. It is, at the moment, at the shop receiving a new hard drive... hence my lack of posts this week.

I have managed to borrow a computer to post a quick update. With luck my Mac should be back Tuesday and all will be right with with the world again!

Until then...

Jay Gee

Monday, September 6, 2010

Babies, Babies Everywhere!

Happy Monday. Can a Monday be happy? Not sure when it means the end of the weekend and back to work!

I found some time tonight to make a card for a lady at work who just had a little boy. Everyone at work seems to be having babies! I decided to add a tag so that I could enter it into the latest The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #26.

The patterned paper and sentiment is PTI and the tag is a Tim Holtz fragments. The beautiful teddy stamp is from Inkadinkado.

Have a great night.

Jay Gee

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Something Unexpected

It is a dreary kind of day here, perfect for spending some time stamping.

This card did not turn out the same as what was in my head...but I like it. I made it for the new A Muse Lounge Challenge #20. It is based on Julie's sketch (above). There are 3 sketches to choose from, so I hope to play again.

The two focal stamps are from Tim Holtz and the floral image is repeated and embossed in Tim Holtz Old Paper. I really love this sentiment stamp, which is from A Muse.

I'm off to cook dinner. Bye!

Jay Gee

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

Yay it's Wednesday, that means only 2 days until the weekend.

I have a quick card to share today. I played with Lawn Fawn's 'Bake Me a Cake' set. These stamps are super fun and give great coverage.

The card stock is from Hero Arts and is textured. I paper pieced the cake with scraps of patterned paper I had. The sentiment is from PTI.

Enjoy your evening.

Jay Gee