Saturday, 10 January 2009

Sealed with a Kiss & Happy Birthday to Ewe

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Week 31

Another fabulous response to last week's embossing challenge
and we so enjoyed visiting all your blogs to see
your gorgeous creations
Onto this week's challenge which is a colour scheme


As is entirely up to you what you create....
a card. ATC or altered art
as long as you use at least one Penny Black image

And the prize this week some...fabulous Penny Black Stickeroos so don't delay pop over and see the stickers and also the fabulous and different cards from my fellow DT member by clicking

Morning Everyone, before I start on the blurb about my cards, I am after some help and support, after giving up smoking for 9 months I started again and am now finding it even harder to give up this time, is there anyone out there who would like to join me in trying to give up, it is so much easier when doing it with someone else, perhaps we could visit each other every other day to offer support to each other, anyone interested just leave a comment. Thanks

Right now down to the serious business, This is my first, but I am sure not last, Valentines card for this year, I think this lovely PB Stamp is just perfect for Valentines Day and is also so easy to colour, I have used my copics again on this one. The papers are DCWV (you are going to be seeing a lot of these in the future, I just adore them they are so yummy, lovely quality and already glittered). The papers and image have all been matted onto Brown and Pink Base Card. Flowers and Brad from stash. I have been meaning to make a kick card every since I saw the fabulous examples by the lovely
Annie from Inknrubba, who I am sure you all know, thanks for the inspiration Annie.

I am really pleased with the inside of this one.

and here is the back.


This card is a just because card, just because I cannot get enough of these wonderful cute little Critters by Alison Action from the Whiff of Joy Party Animals Collection. Don't forget there is a new collection from Elizabeth Bell to be released very soon by Whiff of Joy, check out Katharinas Blog on Sunday for a sneak peak. The new release will be available for Pre-Order from Monday 12th January, just click Here to go direct to the On-line Shop.

I have gone back to using Distress Inks and H20's for this smug little lamb. hope he is stepping carefully on those presents wouldn't want him to ruin them, I like Distress Inks for the softer look, (I am enjoying having the choice of colouring mediums though). More Papers from the DCWV Stack (I did warn you). I haven't used any embellies on this card as I think the Papers and the Cute image need to take centre stage. The Sentiment is computer generated.

Here is a closer view for those who like to see the colouring.

I have used another of the great stamps from the Party Animals Collection for the inside of the card this has again been coloured with Distress Inks. I have left the message page quite simple this time. The sentiment is by PB.

Before I go I have another question, has anyone tried the new Tim Holts Crackle Paints yet, if so what do you think of them, I am really tempted to get some but would appreciate some feedback before I do, as I have well overspent already this year

Have a Great Weekend everyone.
Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx


Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui, both of the images are adorable and I love all of the gorgeous details that you have added to both cards.
Have a great weekend! Debbie x

Gill said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui, the images are fabulous and I love the papers and all the cute embellies you have added
have a fabulous weekend hun
hugs Gill x

Rach said...

awww Hun hope that someone joins you in your quest to stop smoking i would but i don't smoke!!
i couldn't even give you any advise hun...sorry. :(

your cards are beautiful, love them to bits. hugs rachxx

Pascale said...

Two lovely cards Jacqui. I love the loved up hedgies they look fab!!!! Pascale :)

Hannah said...

fab cards Jacqui love the 2 images you have used on the card.
hope you had a fab christmas and a great start to a new year.

Jill said...

2 gorgeous card Jackie, I love them both, gorgeous papers and wonderful colouring, wish I could help you with the smoking hun, but I don't smoke, but I would gladly be happy to email you everyday to support you, hugs Jill x
ps which DCWV pad is it?

Poppy said...

Love both cards,hope you get someone to help you with your stopping smoking, dont give up I had loads of tries but finally stopped after being hypnotized.

Dawny P said...

Oh these are both adorable Jacqui. The first one is just fabulous - all the detail is wonderful and it makes it verrry special. Love the image on the second one, it is sooo sweet, and beautifully coloured.

I've not tried the crackle paints sorry :( but I did give up smoking in October 1989 (isn't it sad that I remember). I know what a hard thing it is to stop - unless you have tried to do it, you cannot appreciate the difficulty. I tried 4 times before I did it. I read somewhere once that they are as hard to give up as heroin. And the problem is that we have these receptors in our brain that get used to the nicotine and it's these little sods that tell us, nay demand that we have one. Once they dont have any for a few days, they become less acive, if that is the right word, and eventually they stop bothering us. You can go a long time without cigarettes but the minute you have one again, these receptors spring back as bad as ever. You only need to have one and that's all it takes. So anyone that says oh its easy, sure don't know chick!! Can you tell my daughter is an addiction specialist btw lol xxx. After a few days, the physical need goes, but then it's all down to the old brain after that. Practical things I found helped me were fresh orange juice (it kills the craving), and avoidance tactics. And also, I told myself that it wasn't a quitting thing, but I just kept putting off the time till the next one. So I'll have one in an hour. The hour came and went and it was like, well I'll just wait another hour. Eventually the hours became days and so on. I had to have packet with me all the time cos I got it into my head that if I didn't, I would really need one, ie wanting what I couldn't have if that makes sense. The fact that I had them and was choosing not to have one gave me some control which made it easier. Now this wouldn't work for some people, but it was what got me to stop. I wish you the best of luck Jacqui and hope you succeed. You will one day if you really want to do it, I just know you will xxxxxx

Paula said...

Hi Jacqui..
Both stunning cards..loving the pink and brown penny black though... I know which challenge I'll be working on today!!
My FIL is giving up smoking, I could send him round everyday...
hee hee
Paula xx

Michele said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui. Love the way you've coloured in the images. Michele x

Veerle said...

Lovely cards again!
I've tried the crackle paints but it's not my kind of thing... I've selled my paint to a collegue ... didn't like it at all

Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui The images are so sweet, Good luck with stopping smoking, Hugs Debbie x

Pauline C said...

Wow Jacqui stunning cards - i love the way you are decorating front, back and sides! The PB one is so beautifully coloured and you are right the papers are scrummy! Have a good weekend (hope you find some support in the smoking department!!)
Pauline x

Kim Piggott said...

Hi Jacqui,
These cards just make my heart melt I love them. They are just so sweet and your colouring is awesome!
Your choice of papers and detail Jacqui is so supurb!
Sorry I can't help you with the smoking bit. But, I can tell you I love the crackle paints. They are so cool to use and create such a cool effect.
kim x

Sue said...

wow Jacqui these are both beautiful,especially love the pink and brown card ...stunning:)


Deb said...

fabulous cards Jacqui, love them both, I fancy trying those crackle paints too, think they look great!

Tara said...

These are both superb cards Jacqui, I love your colouring AND THAT KICK CARD IS BRILLIANT, NOTE TO SELF.... TRY THAT ONE!!
Good luck with giving up the ciggies, hope it works out for you! xx

Donalda said...

Oh girl these are just knock dead gorgeous cards dear. I so love all of them and the kick start card is just awesome. I need to branch out on the card styles.
I know you can do it dear I have faith in you my friend. I struggle everyday with it and I know it isn't easy.
Hugs dear friend

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui..your colouring is wonderful, both copics and inks!
Beautifully decorated as always.
Carole x

POPPET said...

Gorgeous both of them i love the new woj stamps, and the first card is in my fav colours, an award for you on my blog, Hugs pops x x x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Two fabulous cards Jacqui, love the images on both they are gorgeous. Really like the idea of the kick card, thanks for the inspiration.
Lyndsey xx

tracie said...

Hi Jacqui, hope your well hun.
Oh wow these are two adorable cards and I love the way you've decorated the inside too - gorgeous !! Love the new WOJ image.

About you need for support on giving up smoking.. it's a very bad habit that I too have and would love to give up. I've been telling myself every year that this is the year I'm going to do it, but the stress of work I just don't seem to find the will power. The other thing is the thought of putting on weight, as I know a lot of my friends have and really don't want that to happen - so I need to turn to something else than food !!!
But saying all that I really need a kick up the backside to do something about it and having someone there who is going through the same is a great idea ... so count me in... omg... now Im scared !!
I'll email you later and chat more hun.
Tracie :)xx

Angelo said...

Your cards are stunning as always, Jacqui!! You are perfectly right both about the PB stamp and the WoJ stamp; they are really cute! Love them both!

Have a nice week-end!

Hugs, Kristin :)

Kim said...

Jacqui those are both ADORABLE!!!!! Those cards are so sweet! And the inside is delish on the Valentines card...WOW...just stunning!!!! Good luck on the quitting are such a strong lady I know you can do it! I will be your cheerleader! :) I haven't tried the crackle paints so I am curious to hear what you think of them if you get them! :) Keep me posted!
Hugs~ Kim

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Great cards them both. The pink brown combo is so faba dn I love that new WOJ image! Been trying to keep to budget so not bought any of those yet :( I am like you I chop and change with the methods of colouring. Depends on my mood!!Wishing you the very best in your quest to stop smoking!! Judy xx

Kathy said...

Oh Jacqui both your cards are beautiful!! Love the colors and papers that you have used on both!! Your little sheep is so cute as well!!
Good luck with the smoking thing!! My mom always tries as well but can't do it!! I think it is because she just always has to be doing something!! But I would suggest chewing gum maybe?? I don't have any idea what your going through but best wishes in your attempt to over come it!! Have a great week-end :)Kathy

Monique said...

Jacqui, Your cards are just gorgous and as always fabulous colouring!

xx Monique

Wendy said...

Both lovely
Wendy x

Sandra said...

Hi Jacqui...both gorgeous cards,love them,fantastic colouring as always.
Hope you find someone to support you with the smoking...i gave up over 20 years ago and still fancy one on odd occassions.
Sorry i can't help you with the crackle paints,haven't tried these.
Take care
San x

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Both beautiful cards, Jacqui!

I can't join you in giving up smoking, as I gave up not long after I started as a teenager - thankfully! Wishing you all the best though, you can do it!

Sarita said...

Both stunning cards Jacqui. Just love both these images and the colours are gorgeous,
Sarita xx

Kath said...

gorgeous cards Jacqui...and your colour work is fabulous...have a good weekend

Valems said...

Gorgeous cards. Fabulous papers and colouring.
Hugs Vanja

Dawn said...

Hi Jacqui

Whew these are fantastic, that Hedgie stamp is adorable - I love it and those cute WOJ animals - stunning work!


My lifes inky escape and more said...

These are all so cute! I love the kissing hedgies!

Janet said...

Stunning and beautiful cards as usual Jacqui! Best of luck with giving up smoking!X

CraftyC said...

What beautiful cards Jacqui, love them. I am a smoker who just cant give up. Keep saying I'll pack up soon but just bought a 1000 duty free back with me. I wish you all the luck though. The only time I gave up was with my 3 pregnancies but within weeks of them being born, I went and lit up again. Stupid,stupid, stupud!!

Janna said...

OMG!!!! These are both so adorable!!! It must have taken you forever to get them all done, the detail is so amazing!!! You blow me away everytime I see one of your creations! You are a true artist!

BTW, good luck with quitting smoking. I don't smoke, but I will definitely support you and be there for you if you need me!


Beth said...

These cards are both so gorgeous Jacqui! I love the new WOJ images and the colours on your card are so pretty! The PB card is a stunner too, such a cute image! I hope you're having a great weekend! xx

Nikki said...

Oh Jacqui these are both stunning cards!

Donna said...

Two fantastic cards Jacqui, your PB card is beautiful and the hedgies are so cute. Beautiful lamb card too and fab colours on this card. Good luck with the smoking, I hope someone will step forward to partner you :) Donna x

ella bella said...

stunning cards Jacqui love them both, the papers are gorgeous and the images are so cute.
hope your having a lovely weekend
Tracy x

Christine Riley said...

Absolutey gorgeous cards, I love them both! :) Your cards are just so inspiring, thanks so much for sharing your amazing work.
Hugs, Christine :)

Bev said...

Oh oh oh! Jacqui both cards are just fantastic sweetie - I love the papers you have used on both of them and amazing details too.

Bev x

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Jacqui.
Your coloring is awesome and I love the papers and details.

Karen x

SBL said...

This is really exciting !
Only hard work pays, one should
do it again and again on different
cards to become an expert.

SBL Picture colouring

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards, they are fabulous but my fave is the cute hedgies and I love the style of card.

Alison said...

Stunning cards Jacqui, loving the insides too.

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the shape of your PB one!
Helen x

Annie said...

love your kick card Jacqui, and thanks for the mention - now I'll have to go and make another one! great card with the cute sheep too - I'm playing catch up after having a weekend off and cuddles with the grandkids! hope you find a buddy to kick the smoking habit too - not a vice I've ever had though! hugs, annie x

peteratsummitmedia said...

Hi Jacqui,

As a recognised fan of Forever Friends, Can you help us spread some Forever Friends Valentine love?

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we have uploaded 2 special Forever Friends valentine videos onto ‘YouTube’ entitled:
Forever Friends: ‘Valentine, Keep Me in your Heart’ and Forever Friends: ‘Valentine's Day Video, Keep Me in your Heart.

This cute little animation from Forever Friends is an adorable way to keep in touch with your loved ones to let them know just how much they are missed.
The soulful soundtrack to the video is by; ‘The Mercury Men’ and is called ‘Keep Me in Your Heart’.

This delightful greeting is guaranteed to melt any heart and leave no doubt just how much you really do care. Just send the above valentine link to your Lover, Friend or Family and introduce them to a lovely tune to let them know they are your Forever Friends and in your Heart and on your mind!

We hope you enjoy the video and song they might give you some great crafting ideas!,

Thank you


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