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Thursday, 31 October 2013


Welcome to the Fantasy Stampers Challenge blog – I am glad you could join me at the beginning of my journey. 

Let me to introduce myself … 

My name is Jan (and some of you might know me as Jaybe).  I reached the magical age of ‘50’ earlier this year and declared that I would try something new – so here I am with my brand new challenge blog for you to enjoy.

I live in South Yorkshire and am married with two grown-up daughters and my two gorgeous fur babies who are never very far away from my feet.

I have always enjoyed making things and started out like many others, learning to knit and crochet with my nan and learning to sew with my mum (who was a qualified seamstress).  I later discovered cross-stitching and have more finished samples than I could ever possibly hang in my house!

I have been paper crafting for over ten years now, after receiving a handmade card from a friend. I went out and bought a card making kit for myself and the rest is history – you know the story! After very quickly filling the dining room table and all the space around it, I now have my very own craft space in my conservatory.

Crafting has now become an addiction and I would love to craft full-time (maybe one day!)  My first love is making cards and would describe my style as mainly cute, with lots of embellishments – I often have to tell myself to ‘step away from the card’! I also love making home décor projects as gifts and for my home.  I have dabbled in all kinds of crafts, including art journaling, scrapbooking, altered art, ATCs, zentangle and am willing to give ‘anything a go’. I also sell some of my cards and gifts. If you would like to check out my work, you can find my personal blog at: 

My favourite technique has to be stamping, hence the nature of my new challenge blog and my favourite craft tool has to be my Grand Calibur which my hubby bought me for Christmas a couple of years ago (and I think I use it every time I craft!)

I am also a member of the Polkadoodles design team and have been for nearly two years now – so have an understanding of how this all works and the commitment required.

When I’m not crafting you can usually find me with my nose in a book - my second passion! Anyone who knows me will tell you that I can’t walk past a book shop without buying some new books.  I love fantasy fiction and am addicted to all things vampire related.  

Well, that’s me – I would love you to follow my new blog and spread the word about the exciting times ahead. I would be honoured if any of you would like to display my new snazzy blog badge on your blogs too.

Details of my DT call are coming up on the next post.

Bye for now, Jan xx


  1. Good luck Jan in your new venture
    hugs Susan xxx

  2. Such a lovely introduction, even I have learnt new interesting things about you. I know this will be a success, looking forward to the adventure. Caz

    1. Thank you, hun - you know your support means a great deal to me xxx

  3. Fabulous to get to know you better, Jan, and I wish you the best of luck with your new challenge xxx

    1. Thank you, Avril - I hope I can do a good job xx

  4. Good luck with your new challenge, Jan. xx


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