Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Whiff of Joy project of the Month for April - Decorate an Easter Present

Katharina set us the task of decorating an Easter Present for Aprils POM. The Dt have all come up with a totally different creation and they are all stunning you can view them on the Whiff of Joy website Here

I decided to make two presents, one for my Aunt, the basket, and one for Mum the box (Mum loves her choccies). The basket is from the Cricut Tags, Bags and More cartridge, I also made a little key ring with shrink plastic to hang on it.

The Box held some perfume I got for Christmas and seemed perfect for a chocolate box, I cover the whole thing with some yummy papers added some lush ribbon and of course the two images from the Whiff of Joy Guardian Angel release. Really easy but I think it looks quite effective. BTW the chocolates came from Hotel Chocolate, hope they taste as yummy as they look

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Gorjuss Tuesday

A Spoonful of Sugar

The fabulous sketch by Lim this week on A Spoonful of Sugar is one that I will use again and again, thanks Lim. We have a wonderful prize from our lovely friend Denise from Whimsey Stamps 2 of her fabulous New Release Stamps. My fellow DT members have outdone themselves with cards to give you inspiration this week so please come and join us Here.

Fingers crossed my head feels a bit better today thanks for all your good wishes.
For some reason I havn't used my delicious Gorjuss Girls very much so though I would put this right with this card. She has been coloured with Copics (sorry forgot to take a picture of the colours I used). The papers are from Basic Grey Porcelain Pad and has been matted onto Brown and Pink Brazzil Bling Card. The rest is from stash.

The same papers inside with another image of the lovely Gorjuss Girl

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Monday, 30 March 2009

Friday Sketchers

Friday Sketchers have a fabulous sketch to follow this week, so I was really pleased I could join in with the challenge.

I am struggling today with a Migraine I am trying to work my way through it as I loose so many crafting hours to these horrible things, but think I may have to give up and lay down. So I am afraid this is a quick card and a quick post.
I have used another of my new SN images today and she has been coloured with Distress Inks and H20's, the papers are all BASIC Grey, the sentiment is from WOJ and the swirls and corners are punched with my new punches from Jill at
The Hobby House. Jill has had most of Crafting Allowance this month but with such great products its no wonder. The rest is from stash.

I have loosely carried the sketch over to the inside.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Sunday Best

Magnolia Vs Stampavie

First a very big thank you to Bev who despite being snowed under with work for Jill at Hobby House's stand at Harrogate and her other many DT duties has been running this challenge for the last 4 weeks, whilst Donna has been sorting out some personal problems, we really appreciate all you have done Sweetie (Mwah).

It is a great Challenge this week a colour theme for you RED, WHITE, BLACK (GREY), I really enjoyed working with these colours and I am sure the rest of the DT felt the same as they have produced some really fabulous creations for your delectation.

This post is scheduled and I am always a bit worried that it will not work, but if you are reading this I must have got it right. Thank you everyone who left such lovely wishes for Mums Birthday, she loved her Memory Book (which isn't quite finished), I will take some photos once I can prize it away from her, she had a great day and received some fabulous cards thank you everyone. I will not have time to come up here today so I will try to visit all you lovely people who have left comments for me tonight.

Wow after that preamble onto this weeks Dt card, I have used this gorgeous Tilda Stamp from the Spring Release and coloured her with Distress Inks and H20's. The papers are Daisy Bucket, I have run a piece of black matt card through the cuttlebug Swirl Folder, I don't know where I got that fabulous stripey ribbon but it seemed just right for this card, have you noticed the fabulous black swirls and MSBP these came from the lovely Jill The Hobby House, she has got lots of the new Punches, Nesties and MSBP on the website and her service is the best so be quick and get your order in. Punched flowers again and I have added a little Ladybug from my stash to the middle of the large flower. The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy

I have coloured the same Tildas face and punched with a round punch she has been mounted on a black fabric flower from Imaginise.

Cute Card Thursday

Family Affair is the theme this week, they would like to see a card for a member of the family what a great idea. There are some fabulous examples from the DT for more details of the challenge just click

I have an Aunt who is extra special to me, we are quite near in age and I would say she is also my very bestest friend, so this card is for her. Another fabulous Melinda Angel from Whiff of Joy she is just so sweet and serene. Distress Inks and H20's have been used again, I cannot make up my mind which is my favourite colouring medium. The lovely K&Co Papers are from a 12x12 double sided pad I also bought from The Hobby House, there are some gorgeous glitter papers in this pad, and the Swirl punch has been used again. I have added some flat back pearls and flowers from stash, the sentiment is computer generated.

The inside is quite plain the same papers have been used and I also had to use the new label nesties again.

Well thats it I would just like to wish you all a great Sunday and as today is official the first day of Spring in the UK I hope that the weather starts to improve for us all.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Saturday, 28 March 2009


Morning everyone, I don't know what its like where you are but Spring certainly hasn't sprung here, its really dull and overcast so THINK SPRING this weeks
Penny Black Theme will hopefully bring a bit of colour to your day. All UK readers know we will get an hours less sleep tonight as our Clocks go forward one hour to bring us into British Summertime. Do come and join us at Penny Black this week the DT have made some lovely colourful spring cards to get you started.

Sorry for my lack of blogging this week, but Mums book took longer than I expected. Well todays her Birthday and I am really looking forward to giving it to her, just hope it will help her remember.

Todays card has been coloured with Copics, the papers are a download but cannot remember where I got it from, I have used the MSDP again, the flowers are punched with the Retro Flower Punch. I have done faux stitching around the edges of the flowers with Glitter Pen and the swirls have been cut with the New Spellbinders Shapes.

The same swirls and papers are used inside.

Hope all of you going to Harrogate this weekend have a fabulous time, I am so jealous it sounds like lots of you are going to meet up. Don't spend too much he!he" and tell us about all the new crafty goodies you see there.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Warm thoughts and Easter Bunny

Creative Card Crew Challenge 3

The lovely girls at
Creative Card Crew have come up with a lovely challenge this week, they would like to see our entries using WARM COLOURS, there are some great ideas by the Dt team pop over and have a look and maybe join in.

Another beauty from Sugar Nellie for this one, she has been coloured with Distress Inks and H20's, the papers are from my stash drawer as are flowers and ribbon, the lovely gold Heart charms are a present from Camilla and I have added some flat back gold pearls from Bev.

I have no time at the moment to do to much inside the card have used the same papers and added a lovely Prima flower.

Lili of the Valley Challenge

The theme this week is Easter we would like to see your creations to celebrate this season, there are some fab creations and projects on the Challenge Site, especially Christines Little Presents and cards. Remember you do not have to use Lily of the Valley products we are pleased to see whatever you create. This week we are looking for a GDT for 8 weeks and to give you more time the challenge will run for 2 weeks.
Why not visit the Challenge blog
Here we would love to have you join us.

Joanna Sheens messy rabbit has been coloured with Copics, I have 3d the butterfly that comes on the stamp sheet and added a little punched flower with an Imaginise Easter Brad in the Center. The Papers are a Summer Driggs Download.

More of the download paper and another brad inside, I have stamped around the white label with Tapestry Stamps and Distress Inks.

The Copics used on this card.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Two Little Cuties

Whiff of Joy Challenge

We have another of Donaldas Fabulous Sketches for you this week on
Whiff of Joy Challenge, and are offering the chance to become a guest designer. The DT have come up with some fabulous cards as usual so please come and join us.

I have used Musing Melinda today she is coloured with Distress Inks and Twinkling H20's, the papers are from Basic Grey. The flower is made with the Large and Medium Retro Flower Punch with a little paper rose in the middle and I have placed 2 Hat Pins behind the flower.

I have used the same papers inside and the have been punched with the MS Heart Border Punch.

Stamp with Stampavie

Its another sketch over at Stamp with Stampavie for you this week. I have used another of the SN Elizabeth bell Cuties for this card she has also been coloured with Distress Inks and H20's, the paper are from K&Co, the Gem Swirls are by Prima rest from stash.

I like the inside of this one, hope you do.

I am still composing Mums Memory Book it is turning into an epic, I was up until 1.30 last night working on it. I have tried to keep up with my Blog Visiting but if I have missed you I am so sorry and will try to catch up as soon as I can.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Candy Winner

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After counting 3 times to make sure I got it right I can announce the winner of my Blog Candy. The winnner is

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I hope you enjoy this candy Helen Can you e-mail me your snail mail address and I will get this off to you as soon as possible.

Sorry if you didn't win this time but look out for more candy in April when I will reach my 1 year of Blogging Milestone

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Good Morning

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge

Good Morning everyone this week he have a great challenge for you on
A Spoonful of Sugar the theme is EASTER we have also got a great prize of a £10 gift voucher donated by Bryony from Silly Monkeys Craft. To join us pop over to the challenge blog, you can check out the great cards by my Fellow DT Members and also the fabulous bright and Joyful card from our Guest Designer this Week BECKY.

I have used a Whippersnapper stamp for this card couldn't resist this little Bunny and his ladybird friend, they have been coloured with copics, I have 3d the flower head onto the main image and also stamped, coloured and cut out another to put in the corner of the image. I am not sure about the Papers, I am sorry its a bit of plain card today but as explained yesterday I am really busy. The little brad is from Imaginise Easter Set.

I have cut out some flowers from the DP to decorate the inside and the Happy Easter Sentiment is a Magnolia Stamp.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Monday, 23 March 2009

A Windy Day

Sketch Saturday

The Sketch on
Sketch Saturday this week is really fabulous for using up odds and ends and the DT girls have really made some beautiful cards so pleased I could join in this week.

Monday again where is this year going, hope you all had a great weekend. I may not be blogging quite as much this week as it is Mums birthday on Saturday and I have decided to make her a memory book, she is now at the stage of this horrible decease where it is getting hard for her to remember members of the family so I have been gathering photos of family and friends and hope to pull them all together and try to make a story on each page. Hope it turns out as I have envisaged it.

Todays card for Sketch Saturday Challenge is using my favourite of the new
Elizabeth Bell Stamps from Sugar Nellie, she has been coloured with Distress Inks nd H20's and mounted on K&Co papers. The flowers are made with Retro Flower Punch (medium) and a little paper rose. I threaded some beads I found in last weeks tidy up to beading wire and add a charm at the end.

I have used the same papers inside and used the BSBP and another image of the lovely little girl.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Easter Tilda and New Additions For Friday Sketchers

Magnolia vs Stampavie

This week on Magnolia Vs Stampavie we have a great challenge A Shaped Card and the girls on the Dt have really come up with some briilliant creations to get you started, so just pop over to the challenge Blog and join us again.

I used the fabulous tag card instructions by Tiets that were on the
Sugar Bowl Challenge a few weeks back. Easter Tilda has been coloured with Distress Inks and cut with the Oval Nesties, the papers are from The Bearly Mine CD, also the tickets. The flower has been punched with a paper rose added to the middle and I have added a couple of Hat Pins to finish.

The papers inside are also from the same Cd.

Friday Sketchers Challenge

Another fabulous sketch for us this week on Friday Sketchers, their sponsor this week is the lovely Janet from Pink Gem Designs.

This week three little Elves called Elvin, Egbert and Trump came to live in my craft room now they are just so sweet I could not resist introducing you to all three of them, the fairies here are none to happy as they have their noses put out of joint by their arrival but I am sure harmony will be restored soon.
You can have these three little elves in your house as they are for sale at
Bearly Mine Designs, and you can also follow Donna and their adventures in Lumas Thorn here, I love reading Alans stories so please pop over there and give him your support.

They have all been coloured with Copics (sorry I forgot to take a picture of the markers I used) and the lovely fresh papers are Imaginise, the flowers are Flora Doodles from Joanna Sheen and swirls are a sizzix die, rest from stash.

Thought you might like a closer look at Egbert and Trump

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

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