Friday, 27 February 2009

Breakfast for two and Who Me!!!!!!

What a great theme we have for you this week on Penny Black Saturday Challenge, Something to Eat. My Fellow DT members have produce some fabulous cards with different takes on this theme so pop over and see their cards and join in this week challenge.

I have had this stamp for an age, I picked it out of a Bargin Basket for about £4.00 but have never found the opportunity to use it as it is such a big stamp, it has been coloured with Copic Markers, I then coloured the mice,egg and eggcup again and 3d them on to the base image. The papers are BG, I used a little tag punch for the tag and used an SU sentiment. Buttons from Stash and Ribbon from Rach.

I have used another SU sentiment on the inside

Cute Card Thursday - Animal Magic

Cut card Thursday Challenge want to see us use an animal somewhere on our card, their Dt have given us some great inspiration to start us on our way.

Isn't this puppy just the cutest, I was really tempted to use one of the Gorjuss Girls for this challenge, but thought you might have a bit of a Gorjuss overload and I remembered another stamp I had but hadn't inked up, this stamp is by Whippersnapper. He has again been coloured with copics (and in real life is a bit more ginger than in the photo) the paper is by BG. The ribbon is fron Raspbery Ribbon, Flowers string and little bone button are from stash.

The inside of the card

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Love Letter

Friday Sketchers Challenge have a great sketch this week and its ages since I have been able to join in even though I'm only scraping in by the skin of my teeth.

I visited Alison from Stamping Heaven's blog, last night and was just blown away by her fabulous Gorjuss Girl card, if you havn't seen it please do pop over there, anyway I asked her if she would mind if I made a little scene for my card. Although they are completely different I would just like to thank her for the brilliant idea. Anyway I have used one of Chris Darks fabulous background stamps which I coloured lightly with 3 colours of grey Copic Markers with just a little touch of red. She has been coloured with Copics and 3d onto the scene. The papers are BG, flowers pins etc are all from stash.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Gorjuss in Pink and Grey

I can never usually manage 1 card for 2 challenges but i have today, this card is for Sketch Saturday where as usual they have a fabulous Sketch for us to follow, and also for this weeks challenge on Colour Create Challenge which is Grey and Pink one of my favourite colour combinations.

I am sure I am going to see lots of these little beauties as I blog hop later tonight or in the morning, I let out a big Whoops!!!! when I opened the package and saw them all and couldn't wait to start colouring. She and her little cat have been coloured with Copics, The papers are from BG, I had no grey ribbon so I coloured some odd white satin ribbon with a grey copic, worked quite well, even if I do say so myself. The grey flowers have been punched with the Large and Mediun Retro Flower punches fron Grey BG paper and I have added Lots of Glamour Dust which doesn't really show much, then addes a couple of flowers from stash and a little bow. The leaves are the Ash Branch Stamp, the little bouquet at the top is just flowers from stash.

have used the papers inside again and just coloured her face, hat and hair and punched with a circle punch. Sorry the photo is so bad.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Dancing Charlotte

Its another one of the fabulous sketches from DawnyP this week at Papertake weekly, I can never resist them.

I have turned the sketch (hope thats Ok Dawn :) ), I had this little Dancing Charlotte from Whiff of Joys Medieval Release already coloured up and thought she was just perfect for this sketch, she has been coloured with Distress Inks, the Papers from K&Co just seemed to go with the image perfectly, they have the look of medieval fabric about them. The flowers are punched with the large and medium Retro Flower Punch from the paper, the lovely gold flat backed pearls were a birthday present from my dear friend Bev. I have attached the charm to the pearl brad with two jump rings, the sentimet if an SU stamp.

A closer a view of Charlotte and the inside of the card.

Before I finish I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who sent me a birthday card, I don't think I have ever had so many, and also thank you for the lovely presents I received, what a great place blogland is I feel as if I am part of a great big crafting family. I would like to also thank all of you who left birthday wishes for me, you made my birthday very special.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Little Goose Girl

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge

Shape Shifters

We would like to see all different shapes of cards and not the normal square one's we all like to make ;-)

We have a great prize this week of the two cute stamps (Easter Jar & Chick in Egg). These have been kindly donated by Helene from Alota Rubber Stamps.

We have two new Design Team members this week Caryn and Karen, and the most fabulous card from our Guest Designer of the Week the fabulously talented and lovely
Bev, to see Bevs and the rest of the Dt cards and join in with us this week just click Here

I found this challenge really daunting, I just wasn't sure what I was going to do, ended up with a very easy shape, I made this card by folding the card over and cutting with the Labels nesties just leaving the top out side the die. (Does that Make Sense). I then cut another mat with the next size down nestie and white card, then run it though the cuttlebug in the Swiss Dots Folder, The little 3d image is a Precious Moments Stamp coloured with Copics, the swirl is a cuttlebug die, flowers and charm from stash.

I am going to make this into a gift card and have left the inside blank, and will add the name and sentiment later.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Candy Winners

Thank you so much everyone who joined in my Candy giveaway, I didn't think there would be that many of you. The Candy is now closed and the numbers drawn by Random Number Generator were

Candy 1
71 -
Pat R from Pats cardmaking Passion

Candy 2
351 -
Tara from Happily Ever Crafting

Well done to you Pat and Tara and I hope you enjoy your Candy, If you could both e-mail me your snail mail address I will get the candy off to you.

Hugs Jacqui x

Candy Time Now Closed

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If I can manage it this post should stay at the top until February 23rd. I promised you some Candy so here it is, it is to celebrate my Birthday and orginally to celebrate 50,000 hits but it took me so long to get it together that it is nearly 54,000 now. As it was to celebrate 2 different things I thought I would offer 2 different sets of Candy. I will make the draw at 00:01 (GMT)24th February.

Candy 1

This consists of a Brand New Stamping with Jayne Nestorenko Video nearly 3 hours long, some great hints and tip on this, 2 Stamapvie Stamps, the New Foxy and Birdie Stamp from Imaginise, 3 packs of Ribbon, 2 tins of Maya Road Ribbon Sliders and a large Poppicraft Embellishment Caddie full of lots of yummy metal ware.

Candy 2

Two Whiff of Joy stamps kindly donated by Katharina, (Molly the Sheep and Fairy Castle). 2 sets of Ribbons and a Pack of lovely Pastel papers.
Added to post on 19th February
These three Magnolia stamps will be added to candy 2 couldn't do it before as I wasn't sure they would arrive in time. They are Box of Chocolates, Tilda with Bow and Arrow, and Tilda Sitting with Heart Dress

All you need to do to win either of these candies is to post a note about the candy on your blog and leave a link to your blog on mine, I will post the nams of the winners on 24th February.

Best of luck everyone

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Magnolia vs Stampavie

On Magnolia vs Stampavie this week we have a sketch for you, and a great prize donated by Pollycraft, so pop over and see the great cards by the Dt and come and join us in the challenged.

I have had a fabulous weekend and have been spoilt rotten, but am now shattered, Owen woke me EARLY!!!!!(4.15) this morning by shining his torch in my face and saying boo!! he was ready to play. So I will start blog hopping first thing in the morning as I am going to go and have a rest now.
This will be a real quick post I am afraid, Tilda has been coloured with copics, the papers are Basic Grey Bittersweet, and embellies from stash.

I am really pleased with the inside of this one, the great swirl stamp is by Magnolia I will be using it a lot I love it.

Looking forward to visiting you all tomorrow,

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Ellies sends Get Well Wishes

The theme this week of Penny Black Saturday Challenge is

Thank you everyone who joined in last weeks challenge, just like topsy the entries seem to grow and grow, it is great to visit all these new blogs and find some fantastically talented people out in blogland. So hope you an join us again this week. We have some great Candy on offer for one lucky person donated by our very own Lovely and extremely talented Carole, if you have never been to visit Caroles Blog you don't know what you are missing it is a wonderland of fabulous creations.
My fellow DT members have, as usual,come up with some fantastic cards to inspire you so come over and join us now.

This is a scheduled post, so I hope it works, I don't have much faith in my computer skills, I will not be able to visit your lovely blogs until Sunday evening but I am sure you will all have some awesome eye candy for me when I do get round to visiting you.

Well I have used my lovely Ellie Stamp again I think he is sweet enough to make anyone feel better and I have gone for bright colours which is a real change for me but I do think something bright is just perfect for a Get Well Card. He has been coloured with Copics and have used the Nestie Labels twice, the lovely papers are by Imaginise the Red Spotty one is really glossy, another one of those irresistible strokable papers that you will hate to use. The Flowers are also Imaginise. I have 3d the little bouquet of flowers.

The inside is quite plain, the little butterfly is a Rub-on from Imaginise again.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Friday, 20 February 2009

Dutch Dare - WOJ DT Card

Dutch Dare Challenge this week is the a colour theme YELLOW - GREEN, I don't do Yellow So I hope Cream Counts, it is after all a shade of yellow!!!!!

I thought I would combine this challenge with another DT card for Whiff of Joy, I have chosen to use the sweet Sitting Willow and the Log from the Spring Collection by Elizabeth Bell, I am sure we are going to see lots of cards made with this gorgeous new collection. Willow and the log have been coloured with Distress Inks, the K&Co papers have been distressed with TH Distressing Tool and Antique Linen Distress Ink.The flowers have been punched with the smallest retro punch, and leaves with the Ash Branch punch that I and it seems most of you have trouble with, I have again used the 50th Anniversary ribbon, the rest is from stash

have carried the papers on to the inside, and have punched several flowers with all three sizes of the Retro Flower Punch, and of course had to get MSDP in somewhere.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Dreaming and A Present for Grandma

Its a recipe this week on Lili of the Valley Challenge
3 Brads (or Buttons) - 2 Papers - 1 Flower
Don't forget you can use any images or papers on your creation not just Lili of the Valley.

Well I have managed to use just one flower it was a struggle, I compromised and used a rather large Prima Flower, these are my specials I only brought them to gaze at not to use he!he! I have also used my Ash Branch punch again, has anyone else had a problem with this punch? I find it will only punch through very thin paper, and thats with me standing on it. I have used another of my lovely Mimosa Stamps, I wonder who or what she is dreaming about? She has been coloured with Copics, I keep meaning to keep a note of the colours but I get disturbed and forget to do it. Used my beloved Nesties again and a Fiskars Border Punch. The papers are Making Memories. I have actually used two star brads and counted my paperclip as the third. Sentiment is SU.

The way I have taken the picture the inside looks wonky but it isn't IRL.

Truly Scrumptious Challenge No 1

Some of my favourite and talented blogging buddies have started a new challenge blog and I could not let the first challenge go without joining in. There is a Truly Scrumptious sketch to follow this week and a Truly Scrumptious Prize of 2 lovely Stamps, so go on support your fellow bloggers and join in. The DT have produced some great cards to get you started.

Little Willow has just picked some flowers and is taking them to her Grandma what a little treasure she is, she has been coloured with distress inks, the papers are from K&Co, I have punched the flowers from the same paper and have added spacers brads and a little heart charm from my stash. Willow is one of the stamps from Whiff of Joy Elizabeth Bell Spring Collection.
These are now available to buy as single stamps for the Whiff of Joy website.

I have used the same papers inside and punched out another head of Willow (it didn't hurt her I promise), The border down the side is a Rub-on from Imaginise.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call and Stamping with Stampavie

An Extra Special Whiff of Joy Challenge

Katharina has asked us to run the Whiff of Joy Guest Designer call on Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog. She has provided us with a sketch for you to follow, the Guest Designer spot is for 2 months and the lucky 2 crafters will be chosen by Katharina on 5th March, the 2 winners will receive any new stamps released during their time as GDT member and would be expected to produce at least one card with each stamp, they would also join in the DT Project of the Month and have access to upload their cards to the Whiff of Joy Gallery. To have a chance to win this fantastic Dt Call please check out all the details of how to enter on Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog, if you have any queries about the challenge please e-mail me.

Here is a card from me to hopefully give you some inspiration if you need it and there are more fantastic creations on the
Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog by the rest of the talented Design Team.

Another of Elizabeth Bells Spring Collection today, I think this lovely Willow stamp will be my favourite, I just love the wistful look on her face. She has been coloured with Distress Inks (no I havn't given up the copics but I do think these stamps, like Sarah Kays, call out for the softer touch of Distress Inks). The papers are BG , flowers from stash and of course MSDP had to get in somewhere. Must get myself some more of these border punches.

Again the inside is quite plain and the verse is from the internet.

Stamp with Stampavie

Wow the sketch this week on Stamping with Stampavie is fabulous I had great fun with it.

As I said above I really like these stamps coloured with Distress inks, I cannot get the sewing machine out as the noise it makes annoys Mum, (although most of the time the TV is so loud I don't know how she can bear it), so I added some faux stitching around the edge of the cute image. The lovely soft papers are BG and the gold fibre ribbon is some I had left from a Golden Wedding Cake I made for my aunt. The flowers have been punched with more of the BG papers and the little heart charms are from my lovely friend Camilla, Thanks Dear, the sentiment is from Whiff of Joy.

I stamped out the little dog and coloured and punched him with the circle punch more BG papers and MSDP used inside

Thanks for looking and very best of luck if you join in the Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call
Jacqui xx

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