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The Jackman Reads

This is me and my lovely husband Ian. Thanks to him I’m able to create all the things seen on this blog. He’s very understanding that I have to hide away and create! I’ve not had any time for crafting this week but have a few ideas for the weekend….

Happy Krafting!


The Jackman Read

Gorjuss shaker card (Docrafts blog challenge 4/4/13)

I managed to make one more card this weekend while making Hoobie a roast. I’ve been thinking about what to do with the heart shaped packaging for ages. It comes from a packet of Docrafts flowers, it’s so lovely it seems such a shame to throw it away!

I wanted to make the “balloon” the main feature of the card so I kept everything else quite neutral and simple. My glue gun came in very handy for sticking the plastic heart in place and making sure it wouldn’t go anywhere.

Go on, have a go at using your packaging, don’t throw it away!

Happy Krafting!

S x

Gorjuss shaker card(Docrafts blog challenge 4:4:13)

Split easel card

I thought I would try something new this morning and I still had some lovely Creativity Club downloaded papers left to use so I came up with this.

These papers are lovely and bright and I especially like the cute little birds. I don’t think it’s bad for a first attempt at this, will be trying this out again.

Happy Krafting!


split easel card

A couple more designs

Finally, it was crafting time yesterday and I came up with another two invitation designs.

They are both based on the heart die but used in slightly different ways.This one has been cut out of the main card so the printing inside (not shown) can be seen through.

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Something simple

I hope you’re all having a good week.Things have been very busy in soft furnishing world but I’ve finally managed to find a bit of time tonight for a little crafting.

I have been asked to come up with some wedding invitation ideas which is something quite different to my usual style and requires a totally new approach.I’m fairly pleased with my first idea,hopefully the juices will be flowing over the weekend!

Happy Krafting x

Something simple

The final Easter effort

Wow,where did that weekend go?Unfortunately I didn’t get as much time as I would’ve liked to craft this weekend but poor old Hoobie deserved some attention!

Today I had a go at using Promarkers to colour an image from the latest Forever Friends range.

This latest range from Docrafts is really lovely and fresh looking and makes a nice change from my other favourite, the Gorjuss range, which can get a bit dark.Just look at the tiny felt flower I’ve added… cute!!Check out your local Docrafts stockist for these lovely Forever friends goodies.

Back to work tomorrow,but hey, at least it’s only a four day week.

Happy Krafting!

S x

The final Easter effort

Notebook to complete the set

I hope everyone is having a lovely Easter.Inbetween family things I’ve managed to make a little Gorjuss notebook.

I got the glue gun out for this notebook as I wanted all the elements to be very secure and be able to take a bit of wear and tear.

I am hoping to get a bit more time later today to get creative!


Notebook to complete the set

Matching card

Just a quick project this evening as we have guests for dinner…..

This aperture card is made using the same papers and die cut as the bag.Hopefully I will make a notebook to match tomorrow!


Matching card

Gorjuss gift bag

Finally, after much painting I’ve been able to make something!

It’s been a little while since I’ve used the Gorjuss range so I thought I would have a go at a small gift bag.

I got the idea for this from the March edition of Creativity Magazine.There are full instructions on how to make a bag from a sheet of 12″ x 12 ” paper.The prize I received this week was perfect for this.I just need to come up with some matching goodies now,watch this space!

Happy Krafting


Gorjuss gift bag

4 days to craft!!

Good morning all!

Well after a very busy week in soft furnishing world it’s time for a 4 day holiday and definitely craft time!

I was lucky enough to win this Gurjuss set of 12″ x 12″ papers this week and can’t wait to get started on a new project.I won this set on the Docraft blog weekly card challenge.Unfortunately I need to paint the bedroom ceiling first. 🙁

I will be back later when I’ve managed to create something.

In the meantime should you like to try your luck at winning some Docraft goodies(or just an excuse to get in your craftroom), have a look at their weekly card challenge on

Happy Easter/crafting!


4 days to craft!!

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