Wednesday 28 August 2013


Nooooo.... don't get excited!!!! it's not a farmer in his birthday suit!!!! it's the cute and cuddly kind of bear. He is this weeks new digi image from Hambo Stamps called bear farmer, and if you played last weeks hoedown using any hambo stamps image you will find him in your inbox for free. if not then you can purchase him here.
 This week I have been playing around with corrugated card and texture paint, I looked at a a scrap piece that I was experimenting with and thought it looked like a ploughed farmers field, so I added it for interest. Please come and join in the fun of the Hambo hoedown, I would love to see what you create.

Wednesday 21 August 2013


Hoooray!!!! only one more week and the children are back at school, not that I have any children of school age, but going shopping is a nightmare.... and it's not the kids that are annoying.... it's the parents, at the end of their tether, shouting and screaming and chastising their little rascals!!! roll on first day of school, peace and harmony restored!! And that brings me onto this weeks new digi image by Hambo Stamps called SCHOOLDOG. The challenge is to use anything to do with school, eg, pencils, primary colors, teachers gifts...etc. I thought it would be a great opportunity to try the blackboard technique, pretty simple really, black card, lightly sponge some white ink in circular motions, then with a white pencil I did a little sketch. I also incorporated the GLOBE rubber stamp there too.

Wednesday 14 August 2013


I love this weeks new digi image for a good reason!!!!! my gorgeous man, Pete, is brilliant at D.I.Y. but trying to get him to do anything is nothing short of a miracle.....(I am sighing loudly), lol, so if I gave him the card I made for this weeks Hambo Hoedown I am sure he will think I am just skitting at him, hee hee. The new digi image by Hambo Stamps is CARPENTER and the challenge is to incorporate things that a carpenter would use, I chose drywall tape, a tape measure, screws, and I did the wood panels with an embossing plate, cut it up into three planks and added ink, I adore doing effects and stuff like that, the screws are made by using little black 3D foam tape circles, scoring the centre then adding some silver ink.
Yesterday was Monica's birthday so the DT made her a card for the birthday blog hop, see my previous post and join in the blog hop by commenting on each card, there is a prize in it for you

Tuesday 13 August 2013


It's a Surprise Birthday Hop for Monica Hunter! Monica is the owner of Hambo Stamps and today  is her birthday. The Bacon Bits Design Team got together and decided to throw a little surprise party for her, and we would like you to join us! 
If you arrived here from Deborah's blog you are in the right place. Every birthday has to have presents, and this one has one for you! One random hopper that completes the hop and comments on each blog will receive a Hambo Birthday surprise! The winner will be announced at the Hambo Hoedown on Wednesday, August 21. 
Here is the hop order in case you get lost:
Jane (me)
For my card I was going to put "Over the hill at ..... (then put Monica's age) but I decided against it for two reasons, firstly, and most importantly, I don't know her age!!!! and secondly, it is not polite to ask!!.  I have used the Hambo Stamps digi image called RACECAR and the SKYLINE rubber stamp in the background...( yes I have used it again Lyn!!! LOL). So, Happy Birthday to you Monica, hope you have a wonderful day.....whatever age you are!!!

Monday 12 August 2013


Todays "try a new technique" Splitcoaststamper challenge is hosted by the fabulous Judy of Joy in a Jar, and of course the DT co-ordinator of Hambo Stamps, ... plus the numerous other roles she has, boy oh boy is that girl busy!!,  anyway today's challenge is called "external frame, internal greeting" having the frame on the outside, and the image and greeting on the inside. I have used Hambo Stamps rubber image called "ELEPHANT", masking each elephant as he climbed up. I love Mondays because the Splitcoaststamper challenges are two of my favorite, and usually if I don't like one, I have the choice of the other, but today.......I combined them both, the other challenge is a CAS  challenge, choose a card that inspires you from harriet's, (aka hskelly) gallery, I chose her "certainly fun elephants" card, it is a cutie, and here is my card....

Wednesday 7 August 2013

Stop CLOWNING around!!

Hi all, I am still on a high after yesterday...(see previous post), and I just want to thank HAMBO STAMPS for giving me the opportunity to be on their design team, they have some fabulous images, rubber, clear, and digi images that I have soooooo much fun using, my other DT friends are a great bunch of people, talented, supportive and inspiring, I love em all!!. Anyway, enough of the gushing, it is Wednesday, so that means it is Hambo Hoedown time, this week it is team oink, (Deborah, Jenn, and Me) using the digi for this week, and it is all about the CLOWNS and the challenge is to use at least three different patterned papers, I'm not too into patterns but I really like how this turned out, I did a bit of decoupaging , adding about three layers, oooooh I do miss decoupage, I think it is one of the things I got into early on in my card making, it's all about the cutting that I love so much.

Tuesday 6 August 2013


All day I have been on cloud nine!!!....WHY??, I can hear you asking, well, today is the day that my card was published in the Craft Stamper Magazine!! I could hardy believe it as  opened the mag and saw that it was a TWO PAGE spread dedicated to my metal foil tape art card, overwhelmed is an understatement!!! I feel as proud as a peacock! For this card I have used the totally cutest pig in the whole wide world "PIG INMATE" digi image by Hambo Stamps.