Thursday, 20 February 2014

Jane's Journal Giveaway

Last year I did not have the time to offer a little something on my blog to celebrate my 300th post. I promised that I would come up with something special at a later date.  Time has marched on and here we are at my 335th post and at last I have finished creating my gift. I wanted to offer something extra special as a thank you to all.

 I have created 2 special necklaces for the occasion. They are summer based so that they can give us something to look forward to.

One is created in copper metal clay and the second is in silver metal clay. In case you have not heard of metal clays, they are very pure metals combined with a binder. When fired they leave behind pure copper and fine silver, much purer that most precious metal jewellery you would buy.  The silver necklace is a flower with a second daisy in the flower which I have textured. It comes with an 18" sterling silver necklace. The copper necklace has a handmade double textured heart and a Vintaj (lovely quality) seahorse charm from my stash. It comes on a red cord 18" necklace. Both pieces can be taken off their necklaces and could be used as simple charms on your keyring if you prefer or they would make a lovely gift as they come in an organza bag. They have been so difficult to photograph, especially the silver flower as it is really sparkly in real life.

I have also been having a restock in my Etsy shop and if you are in a summer mood there are a couple of new pieces there.
This is a mermaid bag charm with 2 gorgeous artisan hand made lampwork glass beads available here .
Below is a  lovely artisan lampwork beach bead necklace. I have silver wire wrapped the bead with 2 Swarovski bicone spacers and it comes with a silver snake chain. It is available here
or if you like pearls and shells there is one more new Summery piece available here
At the moment summer still seems a long way away doesn't it?

I thought today's card challenge entry also needed to be really summery and full of love

I used my newest Lili of the Valley stamp called pots of love which I coloured with my Promarkers and highlighted with Prismacolor pencils.

 The backing card is a hand embossed piece I made with lots of distress inks and some gold metallic gilding wax. If was so hard to photograph this as the lovely gold foil matting card reflects so much. The sentiment is also LOTV from their grunge range.
My card is for sale in my Etsy shop here and would suit either Mother's day or Mum's birthday as it is blank inside.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Lili of the Valley Name that tune my tune is the theme tune from Bill and Ben the Flower Pot Men! No I wonder if some of my readers are old enough to remember that one!
2 Sisters embossing
The Artistic Stamper Use Distress
Stamping Sensations wings fantasy or fiction my birdie die cuts have got wings!
Crafty Sentiments anything goes
Papertake Weekly lovely layers
Pan Pastel UK  anything goes
Divas by Design rubber stamps only
Love to Create sparkle and bling
Deep Ocean love is all around us
Rhedd and Rosie love is in the air
Totally Gorjuss lovey dovey
Make it Monday linky party #179
Whimsy stamps love is in the air

My giveaway is open to everyone, I never like imposing restrictions as I am delighted that people read my blog, even as silent readers. You do not even need to have a blog but of course you do need to pop back after the closing date and see if you have won. I will post world wide. Just leave a comment on this post to say you would like to be in the draw.
However I do like to add a little extra for my loyal blogging friends who visit me here week after week and leave such kind comments.
So, if you are a follower you will get an 2nd entry and if you put the photo at the top of this post in your side bar or mention my giveaway in a blog post or on Facebook you will also get a 3rd entry. That means some of you will qualify for 3 entries.Please leave a comment to say how many entries you qualify for and it does not matter if you come back another day to say this as my names go into a hat to be drawn out by my Hb.

Good luck to everyone and again thank you so much for being such amazing friends. This blogging world brings me a lot of pleasure. My giveaway will close at 4pm GMT on Friday 7 March. I will announce the winners soon after that date. The first person out of the hat will have the choice of the necklaces, the second person will have the other.

The sun is actually shining as I type this, long may it last.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Wow, you have been busy Jane!! What a very generous giveaway, thank you and congratulations on 335 posts now!! :)
    Your necklaces are so beautiful and I love your new bag charms, I love the summer theme.
    Such a gorgeous card as well, cute little kitties!
    Please enter me 3 times, I'm off now to put you on my sidebar!
    Happy weekend my friend, it definitely felt like spring this week!
    V xxx

  2. OK, up to speed now Jane and adding to my sidebar, still struggling getting round blogland so pleased you gave me the heads up.

    Lovely card as always and thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

    B x

  3. Stunning pieces Jane!! I love your sweet little card too. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  4. Hi Jane, count me in 3 times! I'm commenting, have been a dedicated follower of your blog since I found it... and will put the button on my sidebar. This is a very generous giveaway.. the one I'd love to have is the silver flower pendant! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. How beautiful!
    I would love a chance to win please
    twannywun at hotmail dot com

  6. Such beautiful handmade jewellery pieces, Jane, but then I love all your creations! The pretty silver clay daisy pendant is just divine and I just love the texture on both pieces! Thank you so much for generously offering these wonderful prizes! I, of course, would love to be in with a chance of winning and am so happy to have 3 chances (I'll be off to put the piccie in my sidebar after commenting!)...fingers crossed!
    Love all your other pieces and sweet card! Super cute image and fabulous background technique! Hugs, Lisa x

  7. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations

    Francesca x

  8. wow Jane - your necklaces are amazing - thanks for the chance to win one of them - I will put your details on the sidebar. I hope I qualify for three chances - big hugs xxx


  9. Me encantan las fotografías, son geniales. Ha estado un regalo el visitar tu bloc, te invito visitar el mio y si te gusta espero que te hagas seguidora.

  10. Pretty card, lovely image and beautifully coloured. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Totally Gorjuss this week, and good luck in the challenge. Hugs Janine xx

  11. Love your necklaces dear Jane and your card is absolutely adorable!

    Thank You for being so generous and Being such a wonderful blogger ;)


  12. Stunning pieces of jewellery Jane. Your card is fab, love the image.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Caz x

  13. What a kind and generous giveaway, Jane! Both the necklaces are lovely and the daisy one would be extra special to me because of my own little Daisy. Your new card is so sweet and the kitties are very cute.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
    Helen xox

  14. Hi Jane! Thank you for a beautiful give away! Both necklaces are just adorable!
    Your card is cute and I hope you have soon spring - it is already here! Have a lovely weekend! x Teje

  15. did someone say jewellery, oh my drooling you talented lady and I have a fetish for bag charms, shame I don't have the same fetish for bags lol loving your card and all that eye candy and off to pop your photo in my sidebar for that extra entry, such fun
    Hugs Kate xx

  16. These necklaces are gorgeous!
    Great giveaway!
    Would love to be entered!

  17. My goodness Jane congratulations on your 335th blog post..(you put me to shame!)
    Your latest summer inspired designs for your ETSY shop are gorgeous (and yes, it does seem far away at the moment!)
    Such a beautiful Giveaway and I'm off to add you to my side bar..x
    Happy Weekend,
    Susan x
    P.S Love your latest kitty card design too!

  18. Hi Jane, Count me in for "3" entries!!!! Love to win, could I be so lucky!

  19. Hi Jane, I put you on my facebook!

  20. Your necklaces are beautiful Jane and make a fantastic giveaway, you are a very talented lady. Love the card, so cute.
    Have a great weekend. xx

  21. Aww! Those little kittens are so cute, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  22. What a beauty! Love that embossed backing, you've done a great job the rend I love your LOTV image. A great card to share with us at Divas, Jx

  23. Hi Jane, your card is very cute, I love the colours and the kittens! Thank you for sharing with us at Make it Monday. I love your jewelry too, do you do the lamp work as well?

    Have a great week
    Rachael :-)

  24. Congratulations Jane!! and thank you for a fabulous giveaway!

  25. What a fun giveaway, Jane. Congrats on 300+ posts!!!Please put my name in the hat for 3 entries.

    FIngers crossed. Very nice card for a special Mum.

    See you in blogland.....
    Anne D.T.
    PlumCreek22 Studio

  26. Hello dear Jane,

    What a lovely and generous giveaway but 335 posts (!!!) really deserve something special! I really love both of the creations, so please count me in with three entries (I am just off to make a sidebar to my blog), thank you!

    And of that kitty-card, so pretty!!

    Happy day, and thank you still once!


  27. OMG Jane,,,,,,,,this card is soooo lovely,,, so unique,,,,,,i am falling in lovw qith your colorin and these cute image is stunning,,,,woww,,,, .Ypour jewellery is really so unique,,,, my friend,

  28. such a sweet card! Love the gold frame! The image is super cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Anyone for Anya DT
    Stampavie and More DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

  29. Another fabulous card Jane, I love the background. Sadly I am old enough to remember the flower pot men first time around!!

    ...and your jewellery is just lovely

    Thanks for entering our ‘name that tune’ challenge – good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley

  30. Lovely giveaway,beautiful jewelry,thank you for the chance to win it.Have a lovely rest of the week.

  31. Congrats on all your posts. I've enjoyed them so much. Count me in for your giveaway. Pretty, pretty, pretty!

  32. You have been very busy, such gorgeous creations. Your card is so cute too, sure any Mum would love to receive it.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 26th Challenge 'Love is in the Air' at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT Member)

  33. A lovely card :) Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month :)

  34. This is so pretty thanks for the chance to win I'm a new follower and added you in my sidebar to share hugs Nikki

  35. Oh how lovely!

    Please may I be entered into the giveaway?


  36. Beautiful jewels and loving your card, thanks so much for joining us over at PCB and good luck.


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