Tuesday, 14 July 2009

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge

Our Very own Debbie has created a fabulous sketch for this weeks challenge, and ,y fellow Dt Divas have come up with some fantastic creations, so we do hope you will join us this week, we also have a great prize donated by Silly Monkey Crafts for one lucky person, so just click Here to get started on this weeks challenge.

I am having one of those horrible weeks, I don't know why, but I am feeling really down and am finding it a real struggle to do anything and I am just not satisfied with either of my creations today, I hate weeks like this, I would just like to curl up in my bed and sleep. Anyway sorry to put that on you, thought I had better explain why my cards are not up to my usual standard.

I received a lovely DT parcel from Nikki of Bunny Zoes Craft, and it include this fabulous little Mermaid from CC designs and lots of other lovely goodies, thanks Nikki, the papers, a mixture of My Minds Eye and DCWV were also in the parcel and are available from the shop. I have coloured the image with Copics as usual.

Stamp CC Designs from Bunny Zoes Craft
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - DCVW and Mt Minds Eye from Bunny Zoes Craft
Embellies - Flowers - Wild Orchid Craft rest from stash.

Just Magnolia Monthly Challenge

Our Challenge this month was set by out very own fantastic Rach, to make A PAPER BAG CARD, I think all our hearts sunk when we saw this challenge but the DT have come up with some fantastic stunning creations that put my effort to shame, but I hope to use this idea again after seeing all of their creations. These paper bags can be bought from Crafts U Love and many other on line stores and you could also reuse your Chemist prescription bags if you are frugal.

Heidi from Simon Says Stamps is the Sponsor each month for Just Magnolia Monthly Challenge and their is a fabulous Gift Voucher to Spend in Shop waiting for one lucky winner. Hope you will come and join us in this great challenge, cannot wait to see your Paper Bag Cards.

Unfortunately my Summer Kit from Magnolia never arrived and I was lucky to have been sent some images to complete this challenge, I am so disappointed I did not receive this kit as it is one of the best they have produced. All the images are coloured with Copics on SU Whisper White.

The papers are a Nitwits download, and all the extra images are Magnolia Stamps. I wanted to give this card a summer holiday look as my idea is too make CD's of our Holiday snaps this year and give each of the boys & their family a copy, I am hoping they will think it a good keepsake.

Here is the CD and its case.

Stamps - Magnolia available from Simon Says Stamps
Papers - Nit Wits Collections
Tools - Nesties for CD Label
Colouring Medium - Copics on SU Whisper White Card
Embellies - Buttons from Bunny Zoes Crafts, rest from stash

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx


Poppy said...

wow they are both stunning.

Juls said...

gorgeous cards! The pink mermaid is just too cute!

Love your cd case, It is so well made and looks Fab!


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Both your cards are gorgeous Jacqui, Your Mermaid looks so pretty, Wow, what a great design and I love your paper bag card, So much wonderful work gone into this project and the inside look fabulous too, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Tab said...

WOWEE! Just adore your cards, hun! Love the sweet cc image, just adorable! Oh and your bag card is out of this world, just adore the images and the colours that you have used and what a fab idea popping a cd inside, ooooh you are so clever!
Sorry to hear sweetie that your not feeling great this week, sending you some big hugs!
Much Love
Tab xxx

Mel said...

Both are beautiful Jacqui hope your spirits are lifted and you are feeling happier soon :)
Mel x

COCO said...

WO very stunning !!!!
Gorgeous cards Jacqui !!!!
hugs coco

Donalda said...

Sorry to hear you are down dear do hope you get to feeling better soon.
Both your card and bag is just beautiful dear and so love the papers you used.

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow these are both stunning ! The card is beautiful and the bag with CD is a work of art !
What a brilliant idea to make a CD !

Lorraine x x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards, especially the bag card love how you've used it for a CD.
I know exactly how you feeling, hope it pasts soon.

Nicki said...

Oh Jacqui, these are just so adorable! love the CD one, neat idea!

Nannieflash said...

Wow Jacqui, both those cards are really stunning. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Karen said...

Hi Jacqui,
These are both adorable. I am so in love with these CC Design images at the moment. I would agree with you that these new Magnolia's are just beautiful - I so wish that I had ordered the set.
Karen x

Sandie said...

Hi Jacqui, I'm sorry you're having a bad week and understand how hard it is to try to pull yourself out of a 'funk'. Take care :)

I can't believe you didn't get your kit :( I have an order in for other Tildas but they still have not arrived.. I'm hoping it's just because Magnolia are so busy with Summer Kit orders :S Maybe we'll both get them this week *fingers crossed*

Love both of your projects. The mermaid card is so pretty and pink!! A girl can't have too much pink ;) Beautiful card.

Your paperbag project is just awesome!! And the theme is brilliant. Love the idea of the CD (must *erm* lift that, lol).

I do hope you're feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jacqui! I hope you are well. I am having a catch up with everyon today & see you have been very busy & made so many gorgeous creations I don't know where to look first!

I love this idea with the paper bag & holiday photos, just fab.

Hugs Helen x

Tara said...

Awwwwww, really sorry to hear that you're not feeling yourself hun - it's a horrible feeling and I hope it leaves you very soon. You might not think your cards are up to scratch but they so are and the Magnolia paper bag card is just amazing!! Big hugs ;o) xx

Paula said...

Oh wow Jacqui these are both absolutly fabulous.
Paula xxxx


Good afternoon Jacque, wow hunny you have been busy again with so many lovely makes since my last visit, i am love each and every one. What lovely images and such detail in your work. i hope you and the family are all well. Its raining here at the moment, just what we need to clear the air finally!!! hugs to you Linda x

daisy said...

wow this looks so fab!!!!


Wendy said...

Absolutely stunning
Wendy x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Love your projects Jacqui! That little mermaid is the sweetest and the pinks look fabulous. LOVE that paper bag card, what a fun idea! Will have to give that one a try. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Jacqui! Love the mermaid image, haven't seen this one! So so adorable!
Erin x

megastamper said...

wow jacqui, that looks so amazing and really fantastic,
big hugs, bea

Debbie said...

Your cards are both gorgeous Jacqui Your Mermaid looks so pretty,Hugs Debbie x

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! Fabby designs and coloring!! I especially love your sweet Tilda project!! How fun!! ;)

Kim Piggott said...

Jacqui this is totally sensational!
Just wow!
Your colouring is superb and your detail just amazing!
I am so sorry that your kit hasn't arrived.
kim x

PatR said...

Two gorgeous cards again Jacqui. I particularly love the holiday one and the CD great idea. Hope you are soon full of beans again. I had a week like that last week.
Take care
Hugs, Pat xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous creations Jacqui!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Jacqui,l love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.x

Becky said...

Wow Jacqui! I think your card and paper bag are amazing! I think it's more to do with how you feel about them yourself, they are fantastic!
I haven't received my Magnolia kit as yet either, I'm expecting it everyday, I really hope it hasn't got lost! At least I ordered it on my credit card so there is a saving grace I suppose! You never know though, the postie may surprise us one day!!
Love Becky xx

Rach said...

Hi sweetie, sorry to hear that you are on a bit of a downer....
your card and paper bag project are both so very wonderful sweetie, nothing wrong with them at all.. i love how you have the disc to go in the pocket what a fantastic idea, and so very thoughtful..
big hugs to you babe, hope you feel your usual self soon.. huggles Rachxxx

Jacilynn said...

What a great magnolia project! I love my new summer kit. Great work!

Lia said...

dear jaqcui,
your cards are wonderful I love he papers and thje stamps
hugs Lia

Nixe07 said...

Wow both creations are so stunning and wonderful, Jacqui. Love the cute images and the fab colours.

Jane said...

Wow this is fantastic Jacqui! What a fabulous idea to use it to hold your holiday photos, I'm sure your family will love them!! hugs, Jane x

POPPET said...

Gorgeous creation as always, love the mermaid on the first one and the colours go so well together, the Bag is perfect so many gorgeous details, hugs Pops x

LOUISE said...

Some more fabulous cards. Love the Paper Bag card, I have never seen that before, what a great idea. Love the decorated CD cover too! You are so clever, and so talented. You are always an inspirations, and thoroughly enjoy visitng your Blog as often as I can. Keep well. Lou x

Tammi said...

(Hugs) I get that way sometimes too, but your cards always look amazing, and these are no exception! Pretty mermaid card and I just love the paper bag book, wow! And so clever to include the cd keepsake, they'll love that! xx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Both card are beautiful, so great!
Hugs Jacqueline

Janet said...

Wow Jacqui! The mermaid is cute and the second card is stunning. You always put so much work into your masterpieces! X

Ria said...

AHh Jacqui sending you FEELING BETTER SOON VIBES! I love your cards. The colouring of the mermaid is soooooo pretty!!
hugss Ria

Bente said...

Gorgeous cards, both of them!!
Hugs, Bente

Sue said...

Both are absolutely stunning. What a fantastic idea with the paper bag challenge, just adore what you have created with that.
Sue xx

Donna said...

Stunning cards Jacqui, the card in a bag is amazing and will make such a perfect keepsake, very pretty indeed :) Donna x

Gina said...

Wow, I have just drooled over 15 posts that is how far behind I am, your cards as usual are all gorgeous Jacqui :)
Hugs Gina xxx

Bev said...

Bless you sweetie, so sorry you are having a bad week, they just suck. But if this is what you make on a bad week then I need to be bolted to my seat on a good week, you will just blow us all away!! Hope things improve for you xxxx

Susie Sugar said...

Wow love your cute mermaid cc image and fantastic colouring
Gorgeous designs and detail as well
and the paper bag project is a fab idea
Hugs Susie xx

Tracey said...

These are both beautiful Jacqui! Love them! xx

Jodi said...

These are both very stunning cards, and colored so pretty of course!
Jodi =)

Kim said...

Jacqui, did you get the cartridge back safely? I haven't heard from you in response to my emails so thought I would leave a comment. Hope you are ok. Kim x

Shazza said...

fantastic project Jacqui, love the papers and those images are fab!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous creation Jacqui and a wonderful gift idea. Lovely images and perfect colouring/accents.
Carole x

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful hunni, i love them both, your colouring is fab and i adore the papers used on both, such a clever idea with the cd :)



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