Friday, 9 October 2015

In print

I received a wonderful letter last month telling me I was the winner of Cardmaking and Papercraft's on line competition.
My letter came with a fabulous bundle of stamps and a CD.

My prize was for their layered cards competition and I entered the one below, which I made for my dear Finnish friend Mia's birthday earlier this year
I was also thrilled to read that my card would appear in issue 149 of the magazine.....

This came out on 1st October. My Mum got me a copy which she gave me yesterday....

 and on page 73.......

 Here I am!
It's the first time I've ever had a card in print and I was so thrilled to see it there.

For my challenge card today I decided to make a card using papers I printed from my prize CD and stamps from the wonderful words set I was sent. I used the ship image and a tag version of it. There are so many great images on the CD.

Rather than cut the stamp sheet I decided to ink it up in its entirety. 

 I then added some distress inks to make the base.
I then put several elements together to put together this birthday card

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

As you like it monochrome or colour I am definitely a colour girl...I find monochrome rather flat. Nature is pretty colourful and I am so inspired by Mother Nature.
Country View  add some texture
Pixie's snippets playground #197
Papertake weekly anything goes
Craft Stamper Take it make it process;ink,stitch, paint,collage, print paper I have used ink, collage and printed paper as well as stamping my background and embossing my birthday sentiment.
Crafty Catz embossing my happy birthday is embossed
That's crafty boys will be boys
Vintage stamping use a die
Artistic stamper clocks

We are really looking forward to the weekend as our daughter, SIL and Daisy are coming up to stay for Saturday night. We hope to be joined by our son for Sunday brunch before everyone has to go home.

Thanks so much for visiting me here and for the kind comments you take the time to leave. Enjoy your weekend. I would also like to extend a very warm welcome to my latest followers and many thanks to Cardmaking and Papercraft for putting a skip in my step today ;0).

I plan to schedule my Tim Oct card on Sunday and boy oh boy did I have to think outside the box for this one!

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. This is such lovely news to share with us all Jane, congratulations and no wonder you are thrilled. You must get the magazine up in a frame in your craft room. It also looks like you are putting your prizes to great use already. So pleased for you.
    Julie x

  2. *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* on your being published! What an honor! You're famous! :-) ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Woohoo, well done and very well deserved my dear!! Your card was beautiful, I can see why it won!
    So nice to get goodies in the post too and you certainly have put them to good use with you lovely card.
    Enjoy your family weekend,
    V x

  4. Congratulations on being in print Jane!! Your card for Mia was such a lovely one I am not at all surprised it won! All the gorgeous treats you received will make you feel even more creative too:)
    Have a wonderful family weekend.
    Helen xox

  5. well done Jane - i suspect this will be the first of many!!!! Love what you have done with one of your prize too - big hugs rachel xx

  6. Congratulations Jane - a well deserved honor!! I see that you are once again busy with a wonderful card!
    sandy xx

  7. Oh wow, how exciting Jane! Well done on the win - it's a beautiful card! As is your snippets card too. It's so nice to see how much it meant to you to be in print (and rightly so). Hope you have a great sleepover :)


    Di xx

  8. Congratulations Jane. I'm so honored to have you as a friend and published too! I love your cards, they are so special each and every one of them. You put so much thought, time and creativity in them, I think you really have a gift for card making! Congratulations again, xoRobin
    Enjoy the young ones!

  9. Hello dear Jane,

    Congratulations! And hip hooray, I am the honored&happy owner of that winning creation, and I LOVE my card! Thank you so much for spoiling us your friends with these beauties. And to see your work on print...Precious!

    Lovely weekend!


  10. A super creation with probably my fav Timmy die Jane, it's perfect for our theme this month, many thanks for joining in at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  11. Congrats on your winning card and it being published in a magazine! Sweet! I've not had good times with the huge stamps. I need to do a few memory pages of recent happenings of our family that are special with stamps and photos. Got an old tyme stencil made today with our last name. I have ideas!!! We've been gone last two days with museum visits. One by ourselves on Thurs and dinner out to celebrate our anniversary. Today to another museum with a group from our church. I'm tired and look forward to a slower paced day on Sunday. Have a good weekend.

  12. Congrats my Friend! Very happy for you!
    Love what you've created with the large stamp, excellent idea!
    Thank You~

  13. Congratulations, Jane. Your card is gorgeous, I like the colours. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  14. Big Congratulations, Jane. So happy to see your name in print and Mia's card, no less.

    Enjoying your latest card. Happy Monday (soon).

    Anne and family xx

  15. Congratulations , Jane, love what you have created with your winning stamps, gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing with us on AYL
    I. Carol xx

  16. Beautiful work! Congratulations and thanks for dropping this by The Artistic Stamper this month. See you again next month !

  17. Such an awesome project!

    Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  18. Cool background. Love this card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

  19. This is just gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Country

  20. Congratulations Jane!! Well deserved too, what a beautiful card. Love the make you've created with your prize. Thanks so much for joining our 'Use a die' challenge at Flonzcraft Vintage Stamping Challenge
    Claire xx

  21. Fabulous card .... great layering and I love how you used the whole of the stamp for the background, very clever. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! and congratulations on being published too. Linda xx


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