Saturday, 17 January 2009

Penny Black and A Spoonful of Sugar

Dottie & Morning Blues - Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Morning everyone. I have now not had a ciggie for 48 hours, but I have developed a really rotten cold, (is this anything to do with giving up I ask myself). Anyway I am not missing it too much at the moment, hope it goes on like that.

Well its Saturday and that means its time to play
Penny Black Saturday Challenge, and this week we have a topic that suits me fine "DOTTIE", we would like to see your dotty and spotty creations, and our own dear Kath has donated this weeks Prize, so please pop over to the challenge blog and check out the DT cards and join us in this dotty challenge.

This little star has been coloured with Copics and matted onto Green and Pink Base card, the papers are Basic Grey, the small dotty one is from the new released pad "Bittersweet" which I found whilst browing the Glitterpot website. I crocheted the flower and add a gold centre and brad. The crown brad and ribbon are from poppicraft. The little glass sentiment says Sister but the flash reflected off the glass so it doesn't show up.

I carried the "Bittersweet" papers on to the inside and the swirls are by Stempleglede.

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 43 - Have a Giggle

What a great theme this is, great Idea girls to cheer us up after christmas and to take our minds of the doom and gloom of the economic outlook, and some brilliant cards from you this week. To join the challenge and see the fabulous DT cards just click Here

The fabulous humourous stamps I have used for this card all come from the Ethel & Murray stamp sets I bought from Ideal World the other week, there are two sheets of stamps, which include men and women and some fabulous sentiments, these are just ideal for older friends cards, as long as you know they have a good sense of humour.

This looks just like me in the mornings (minus the curlers), it takes me ages to become human in the morning at least 4 cups of tea (and it used to be at least 4 ciggies). I received a lovely Christmas Present from my dearest friend Donalda she sent me 12 SU re-inkers, I have been waiting for a chance to use them and these stamps are perfect. I used the SU reinkers and H20's to colour but still used tattered rose distress ink for the skin tones. Thanks Donalda they are fabulous to colour with, I love them.

I used another Ethel image for the inside of the card as I really wanted to show you as many as I could. She has been coloured by the same method. Both the sentiments are from the stamp sets. Hope you enjoyed them as much as I did
Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx


tracy said...

love the cards so pretty and the second one is so humourous you have used my favourite colours green and pink.
Tracy x

Debbie said...

Two fabulous cards Jacqui, I love your pretty PB card and your CCT is fabulous...made me chuckle :)
Have a great weekend. Debbie x

Kath said...

gorgeous cards Jacqui and love your dotty spotty....well done on the ciggy giving's not easy...hang in there gal...have a great weekend

Lorraine Robertson said...

Gorgeous bright cards honey...

Well done you on the cigarette front & yes your cold probably is related to the toxins leaving your body... stick with it though & I hope when my time comes I can stop as easy as can be my inspiration.

Lorraine xxx

Paula said...

Hi Jacqui..
Both cards are simply gorgeous!! I think the second is my fav though, because its nice to see something a bit 'different'....
Well done on the 'things' you are not having!!
Paula x

Sharon said...

Two great cards Jacqui. Your dotty card is so pretty and I love the flower. Ethel made me giggle - great image. And well done for giving up the ciggies!!

Pauline C said...

2 stunning cards Jacqui - the humorous one is beautifully put together & really hits the spot ... and the PB one is so pretty and detailed - love that image (I'm sure I have an RAK of that .. must dig it out!!) Have a great weekend
Paulein x

CraftyC said...

I just love your cards Jacqui, but then again your work is always fab. Have a good weekend!

Michele said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui. Fabulous images and the colouring is amazing as usual. Love the papers also. Well done on giving up the ciggies. I gave up ciggies nearly 4 years ago and have never looked back. Michele x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous cards, I love them both. The 1st is really sweet and gorgeous love the image she is soo cute. The 2nd is just great I love those stamps they are fab.
Glad to hear you are doing well on your ciggys, keep it up. Just think for every packet that you dont buy thats more money to spend on crafty goodies!!!!.
Lyndsey xx

Jilli said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui, love them both. The CCT card is sooo funny, looks a bit like me of a morning lol!

Your cold is probably from quitting ... I quit about 6 years ago now and had lots of colds to begin with. For the first few months I felt worse than I did when I had a fag hanging out my mouth lol! But dont give up cos you'll look, feel and smell fab in a few months time! Keep it up and I'm dead proud of you I remember how hard it is! hugs Jillix

Kim Piggott said...

Oh just just sooooooooo fabulous!
I am just loving your brilliant cards!
Beautiful colouring and lovely papers. Gorgeous detail.
kim x
well done on the ciggi front

debby4000 said...

Fabulous dotty card, love the cute image. But I did laugh at the second one especially the inside.

Chrissie said...

Just catching up with all my favourite blogs Jacqui and your latest creations are just wonderful! I adore the way you decorate the insides of your cards too.
Good luck with the smoking, I gave up over 3 years ago now (after nearly 40 years) and don't miss it at all.

Kimberley said...

Both cards are fantastic - but the CCT card is brilliant.

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful creations Jacqui. Love Dotti on the first one ... wish my legs were as thin. And the second has really put a smile on my dial for the rest of the weekend. Hang in there with your quitting... it can only get better. Hugs from Desire

Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui I love the Humorous one It reminds me so much of my mam in a morning LolHugs Debbie x

Deb said...

Love your dottie card and your humorous card is just fantastic, it really gave me a giggle, those Ethel stamps are so hilarious!
Thank you for joining in the CCT challenge!
Have a great weekend!

Sharon said...

Well done on 48 hours Jacqui! Keep it up.
I love both these cards, but I must admit that the Murray and Ethel stamps make me giggle - so that has to be my favourite one.
Sharon xx

Poppy said...

wow love the cards both gorgeous, well done on no ciggies, when I stopped Dr told me to take vitamin c evryday helps with colds ect.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Really great cards the PB image, I think these stick people were the first PB stamps I bought!
Your character stamps and sentiments are great...though I can't believe you look anything like that in the look so glamorous on your picture!
Have a happy weekend.
Carole x

Mephisto said...

Beautiful Cards Jacqui and great Images!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Two great cards Jacqui! Love the images on both, especially the second one, too funny! Great layouts and papers too. Love all your accent details as well. Good luck with quitting smoking and I hope you feel better soon. :)

Mel said...

Both of your cards are fab as always. Mel

Becky said...

Brilliant card Jacqui! Had a chuckle at your CCT card!!
Congratulations on giving up the ciggies, I hope you succeed!
Love Becky xx

Wendy said...

Brilliant Jacqui and well done on giving up smoking, when I gave up about 13 years ago I developed an awful cough, took ages to shift it lol
Wendy x

Kim said...

Oh Jacqui your penny black card is adorable! Love the crown brad and all the pink! be a pinky girl! And your humerous card are hilarious! Love them hun!!!! Your coloring is fab with the SU reinkers! so pretty! CONGRATS on the no ciggies! I am so doing the happy dance for you...KEEP IT UP...I know you can do it!!!! Go Jacqui GO! Remeber I told you I would be your cheerleader!!! :) Hope you are feeling better....I feel a sinus infection coming on and I hope it doesn't turn into one! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hugs~ Kim

tracie said...

Hi Jacqui, two fabulous card hun - loving them both.
Well done - 48 hours, your doing better than me... but I have managed to cut down - so its a start I guess.
Theres a little something for you on my blog.
Hope you feel better soon hun
Tracie :)x

Sandra said...

Jacqui these cards are fantastic. Just love the humerous ones. I must have seen the same IW show as you, thought these images were great (just not enough pennies to buy them :o(
I love dotty papers too, and that sweet image is so cute.
Sandra xx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui...i've got these Ethel images and sentiment stamps i think they're brilliant,love your choice of colours too on both cards,
Take care
San x

Sandra said...

Me again...forgot to say well done on the ciggy front keep it up hun...
San x

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui, the dots on the PB card are brill and I'm loving the image on your CCT card, it really made me laugh :) Donna x

stampinfrog said...

Two BEAUTIFUL cards!Still LOL over the second one!!!
Congrats for the last 48 hrs...Keep going...Its hard but you CAN do it!!!!!

Connie (aka stampinfrog)
Have a great and safe weekend!

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Both cards are beautiful and the colours look gorgeous. Coloured beautifully as always.
Have a great weekend
Jill x x

Sarita said...

These are both so fab Jacqui-I love the first image she is just so cute, and I really think I'm going to have get the Ethel stamps, they are great.
Well done on giving up smoking and hope you're feeling better soon,
Love Sarita xx

Jamie Martin said...

Your cards are adorable, love them!

Mel said...

Wow fab cards and colour combos they are so crisp, Fab layouts:)
Mel x

Bev said...

Wowzers, two amazing cards sweetie! Love the dotty one - I've been stroking these papers tonight but haven't plucked up the courage to cut them yet lol.

hugs Bev x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Love both your cards Jacquie, Love the layout of the first and the adorable image, The second is just so funny. Hugs, Nikki x

Nicola said...

Love the cards. My daughter is princess crazy and would definately love that first one.


Jeanette said...

Love both your cards. The inside of the first one is as gorgeous and the outside and the second one gave me a good giggle! It is warming up a little over here. At least the kiddies can play outside without danger of frost-bite! I'm not kidding...for a couple of days it was so cold they couldn't go out for recess at school...they were going stir-crazy! Hugs Jeanette

kim-paperbabe said...

Great cards, Jacqui, the dots are fab and love the old dears giggle card too, such fun humour!
yeah I stopped the ciggies about three years ago too! Well done to you, I know it was hard!
HuGs Kim x

Allison said...

fabby cards, love the colouring
good luck with the ciggies

Helen said...

Fab cards! Love your pretty PB card - those papers are lush! You CCT card really made me giggle!
Helen x

Annie said...

love that pretty PB card and a great image that (might have to get for my GD cards) and the CCT card is just hillarious - good job for Tenna Lady! and I'm only on my second cuppa too! hugs, annie x

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