Sunday, 13 December 2015

A Christmas publication

I had some very happy post in the week when a copy of the January edition of Craft Stamper arrived with none other than my card published inside!
I have been keeping this a secret for some months but I can finally share it with you.
The brief for my make was "Christmas in the 1950s" and to use the colour palette of blue, beige, plum and deep pink...yes I know very different indeed for me!

This is the card I designed
and here is the January magazine
with my card inside....

This is fun shot of my card on my card I took on the kitchen side........LOL!
Here is what I did.....this was the colour palette

 I used these Tim stamps as I thought they had a very retro feel
 I clear embossed the deer
 and the sentiment
and made a little forest scene
and here is is one more little close up
It is just a little extra excitement for me at this most wonderful time of the year ;0)

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

Little Claire's 1/3 a special Christmas card this is a very special card for me!
A vintage journey  vintage Christmas
Love to create anything creative/mixed media #25
Artistic Inspirations anything goes/Christmas
Visions of Sugarplums 2015 Christmas/Winter
Papertake Weekly fun fun fun Being published certainly is fun fun fun!
Anything but cute you've got happy mail It certainly was!
Inspiration Emporium 'tis the season
Penny Black and More 2/3 anything goes with a stamp
Stamping sensations anything goes with a stamp and ribbon
Natalie and Amy 3/3 Christmas
Memory box season's greetings I have used the stitched border rectangle for my sentiment
Simon says Monday  holly jolly stamping
The Artistic stamper Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Anything Christmas
Country View Challenges make a scene
Vintage Stamping Winter trees
The Craft Barn Trees
Pixie's snippets playground #207 I was able to use lots of snippets of card plus a snippet of ribbon and twine.
Fashionable stamping 1/3 make your own background

Thanks for popping by today. My party on Friday was great fun. We also had the bonus of Daisy and her Mummy and Daddy staying last night and yes Daisy and I fitted in some studio time this morning. I will be back to share it really soon.

We are down to just 12 days until the big day..................are you ready?

Back soon.

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Huge congratulations Jane for being in the Craft Stamper. Your card is stunning and deserved to be published. Awesome colours and the design is fabulous.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  2. *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* for having your card chosen to be published in a magazine! Bravo!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Congratulations indeed to your creative card being in a magazine! Good job! It is very lovely! High 5 from across the waves! I stopped in at Safeway (grocery) to pick up a DO magazine. I'd seen it last week when I was in there. On my way out. I stopped and looked. Left. Went back today to get it. I will be sharing about it on my blog post today, which I'm working on right now) and will mention you as you've got me started on coloring between the lines.I will post a link to your site! Can't wait. Take care and have a good weekend my friend!

  4. huge congratulations Jane - so very pleased for you! I know how honoured i felt when mine was in!! Easy to please aren't we! Such a stunning card too - love it to pieces! Big hugs rachel x

  5. Congratulations, this is such a beautiful card and has a perfectly Retro feel to it.

  6. Beautiful card in these colours and stamping.
    thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  7. Many, many congratulations clever lady on your well deserved but unsurprising (because you are very talented) magazine feature!
    Your card is so beautiful, the colours go so well together and I love the deer!
    Sounds like you've had a great weekend, happy new week my friend,
    V x

  8. Congrats! This is a GORGEOUS card, I love the color combo. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

    YOur card is Fabulous!
    Love the colors and the depth!
    How cool to see it against its picture in the magazine!!

  10. Wow Jane! Well done firstly for being published and secondly for making such an utterly fabulous card - it's just perfect! Wonderful composition and the colours are glorious together. Love it!


    Di xx

  11. WOOT WOOT . . . MANY CONGRATULATIONS on getting published Jane. Super card - thought it was brilliant. I have this mag but didn't realise it was YOU

    Oh gosh, I am blog friends with someone famous! Can I have your autograph please?

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  12. Gorgeous design, congratulations on being published, it's exciting :) Cheers, Shirleyx

  13. Congratulations - and deservedly so as it is a stunning card! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

  14. Holy cow Jane, a huge congratulations to you!! Wow, they sure do know talent when they see it, what a hoot that must be to see your card in a magazine like that! Well you deserve it because this is just amazing! I love those colours together and all your layered trees create such an incredible depth!! Love the shot you took in your kitchen by the way! STUNNING!!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge, what a fabulous Christmas piece! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  15. Yay!!!! My famous friend, "Jane"! Congratulations it is a lovely card and magazine.
    I will try to find the magazine here in the states : )

  16. Congratulations! I subscribe to this publication and will have to look - do I have the Jan issue yet. As I live in the US who knows. I love your makes and I love your pictures - I need more pictures!!
    Sandy ClausXX

  17. Dear Jane,

    The biggest congratulations, that is amazing, what a beautiful card you created for that magazine! I especially love the colors you used, shows how it does not always have yo be that red&green to have a stunning yet very festive&christmassy card! Love it!

    Enjoy these last days before Holidays, and nope, not quite ready yet, but happily getting there :)


  18. Huge congratulations Jane, I am not at all surprised that they loved this card, it is so, so beautiful. They are not colours I would normally put together but they work so incredibly well and I just love how you used them on your beautiful card.

    Thanks so much for joining in our 'You've Got Happy Mail' at Anything But Cute. Anne xx

  19. Here I am again, with another hat on, to say thank you for joining in our 'Vintage Christmas' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

  20. A work of art for sure! So beautiful and congratulations!

  21. So so great work, love your card!!!Thanks for sharing at FSC

  22. Wowwww, your card ist fantastic. Congratulations for being in the Craft Stamper and thanks for sharing at FSC.
    Greeting Carola

  23. You must be going around with such a silly grin on your face with this amazing achievement......I know I would be ! Over the moon for you, fabulous card and I must pick up this months Craft Stamper.
    Hugs, Julie x

  24. Congratulations on being published this month with this fantastic card. I love those colours together and they make a fab card.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to enter our December challenge at Penny Black & More again.
    Lynn x

  25. Congratulations! This card is gorgeous with great layers and stamping. I love the colour palette and the reindeer is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  26. Congratulations!!!! Jane on having your beautiful card published. It really is a beauty. Barbxx

  27. Congratulations! This card is amazing and created with such stunning colours and clever techniques.Thanks for joining the fun at Natalie and Amy's this month, hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  28. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 259 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too x

  29. How fun to have your card published! It is gorgeous - love the trees you created. So glad that you linked up to my Christmas/Winter challenge at ChouxChoux Paper Art!

  30. I must have that stamp set! It's gorgeous and your card is super gorgeous! Loving the colours you used, in fact everything about this is just perfect Karen x

  31. Congratulations Jane, it is a lovely card, thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Merry Christmas, Jane x

  32. Such a fantastic card and we'll worthy of publishing in a magazine. Good luck with your Little Claire competition entry.
    Love Alli Xx

  33. Congratulations - a very well deserved article in the Magazine.
    Your card is stunning. Love the colours and was lovely seeing how this card came together.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  34. What a great card ! your colors are stunning !
    Thank you for joining us at the Artistic Stamper's December challenge. Hope to see you next month !
    Titbelsoeur DT

  35. Stunning card! So colorful and fun. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Merry Christmas!
    Eret x

  36. Congratulations on the publication!
    Thank you so very kindly for joining our challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  37. Thank you so much for playing along over at Noor! Design UK!

    I looooovvvvve your creation, we hope to see you back here next time!

    DT - Keeley Ainsworth
    Noor! Design UK

  38. Congrats on your magazine article and what a stunning colour palette too and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

  39. That's fabulous, Jane - congratulations! And what a brilliant card - love the retro stamps and fantastic inky effects. I'm only sorry I'm so late catching up with it all. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

  40. Your card is stunning!
    I love love love the colours!


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