Monday, 31 August 2009

Falling Leaves

Stamp with Fun

Sorry I am late posting this, we have company staying so can only get up here in short bursts. This is my DT card for Stamp with Fun and also Whiff of Joy, another of Elizabeth Bells fabulous Fall Collection for 2009 (there is some great Whiff of Joy News at the bottom of this post).

I have coloured this beautiful Willow image with Distress Inks (Dried Marigold, Shabby Shutters, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Frayed Burlap). The Papers are from Bloom and Grow Download available from Sweet Shoppe Designs. On my daily visit to the fantastic Rach's blog I find her fabulous tutorial on making flowers so just had to have a go, this is my first try so hope to get better, it is a fantastic tutorial and I really enjoyed making this rose.

On the subject of Flower Tutorial Just Magnolias Tutorial for this month features Handmade flowers and was created by the talented Michelle from Mt Little Space on the WWW, I am dying to try these flowers and will be off to but my Sizzix dies as soon as I have finished this post. Don't forget to check out the Just Magnolias Tutorial and hopefully join us in the challenge this month.

I have used 2 more of the Whiff of Joy Fall Collection stamps on the inside.

The following information was taken from Katharina's Blog

Whiff of Joy Stamps - Guest Designer Call
Saturday, August 29, 2009

I am very excited to open another Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call!! It's been a long time since the last GDT Call, that's why it is such an exciting event for me :)

We are looking for passionate, talented crafters with great colouration skills to complement our Design Team for the next 2,5 months (end september, october, november).

As a guest designer for Whiff of Joy Stamps you'll have to:

* Create a card or project or scrapbook page with every stamp we'll send you
* post these on your blog and upload it to the Whiff of Joy gallery
* participate in every other Design Team activity, such as the Project of the month
* have your own blog, which is essential to show and promote your works created with our stamps

The chosen guest designer will have the following privileges:

* You'll get every stamp that is going to be release during the next 2 months
* You will get a 10% discount on all your orders from Whiff of Joy Stamps for the period of 1 year.

Important information:

* Everybody can enter from anywhere in the world!!
* You can submit as many cards as you like, but they have to be new ones.
* You have to use at least 1 Whiff of Joy Stamp on you card!!!
* The Guest Designer Call ends on Saturday, September 19th, 8 pm GMT+1

What do you have to do to enter the Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call?

* create a card, scrapbook page or papercraft project using at least 1 Whiff of Joy stamp
* post your creation on your blog (and SCS gallery if you have one) letting people know about our Guest Designer Call
* add your name and link to your post to the Mr. Linky Widget below

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Sunday, 30 August 2009

The Last Quick Candy

This Candy is now closed

We have a winner

The Number drawn was:

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-08-28 21:36:12 UTC

Anne from Annes Place

Could you please e-mail me your snail mail address

Please leave me a link via Mr Linky on this post if you would like these stamps!

thanks for entering..

candy will close at 10pm Monday night (31st August) I will edit this post and add the candy winner to the top.. after Random org has revealed who the winner

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Tea for Two

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Its Christmas come early at Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week, we would love to see your Christmas creations using Penny Black stamps, its never too early to get started on Christmas Cards for me as I need so many and usually I leave them all to the last minute. We have a fabulous prize from Dick at PB Stamps on offer to one lucky winner.

Its Vintage PB again from me this week, the image has been coloured with COPICS, it seemed really strange to use blocks of colour with no shading but I felt this image need bold colours. The papers are from a very old CD, and the snowflakes were made with the new Nesties Snowflake dies, I used plain white card then added loads of Glitter to them once they had been cut. (Be careful how you get these snowflake shapes out of the dies).

Here are the copic colours I used for the image

Stamp - Penny Black from PB Stamps
Papers - CD
Colouring Medium - Copics
Tools - Nesties Snowflake Die
Embellies Charms from Bunny Zoes Crafts rest from stash

Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Friday, 28 August 2009

Strawberries and Cream

Just Magnolia Challenge

Friday is Magnolia Day and this week we have a really easy challenge for you RIBBONS and BOWS, now that couldn't be simpler could it.

This week we have another of the generous prizes from Heidi of Simon Says Stamp, a $25 voucher to be spent in the store. Thank you so much Heidi for you tremendous generosity.

As usual the there are some fabulous creations from the rest of the Just Magnolia Challenge Team, so why not find out more by clicking Here

I have used 2 stamps from the Summer Collection on this card, they have been coloured with Distress Inks (Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters, Dried Marigold, Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen and Tattered Rose), Tilda has been 3d on top of the strawberry, and I have added lots of Glamour Dust to the image. The fabulous papers are the new release by Magnolia they are fabulous quality quite thick and super designs.

Stamps - Magnolia Summer Collection
Papers - Magnolia available from Stampeezee
Colouring Medium - Distress Inks
Tools - Martha Stewart Butterfly Bunny Zoes Crafts
Embellies - Roses Wild Orchid Craft, Strawberry Charm from Bunny Zoes Crafts rest from stash

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Thursday, 27 August 2009

More Quick Candy

This Candy is now closed

We have a winner

The Number drawn was:

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-08-28 21:36:12 UTC

KarenB from Being Karen

Could you please e-mail me your snail mail address

Please leave me a link via Mr Linky on this post if you would like this stamp!

thanks for entering..

candy will close at 10pm Friday night (28th August) I will edit this post and add the candy winner to the top.. after Random org has revealed who the winner

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Lili of the Valley Challenge and an Award

Our challenge this week on Lili of the Valley Challenge is a sketch Challenge. Our very own Domi. There is some brilliant inspirational creations from my fellow DT members (and some sneak peeks of the new LOTV Stamps, I am pleased to tell all those who pre-ordered these stamps that they will be shipping anyday now, and if you didn't pre-order why not pop over to the Lili of the Valley Website and see the complete new range of stamps, at the most incredible price of £3.50 each). We hope you can join us this fortnight. Don't forget it is not necessary to use Lili of the Valley products on your creation
Domis lovely Sketch

This is Teddy holding Present from the new Teddy Set of 4 Stamps from Lili of the Valley isn't he cute. He has been coloured with Copics (colours below), and the image cut out with Circle Nesties, the papers are a mix from my stash drawer again. The flowers were actually white but I sprayed them with Lava Red Cosmic Shimmer I added the lovely spacers with a pearl in the middle for some more bling, I just love the result, shame you cannot see how they sparkle IRL. I also sprayed the punched Pine Branch with Olive Vine Glimmer Mist.

Here are the colours of the Copics I used on Teddy

Stamps - Lili of the Valley
Colouring Medium - Copics on Manga Art Board
Tools - McGill Pine Brancj Punch and Circle Nesties available from The Hobby House
Embellies - Flower Centres from Eggstrazaganza rest from stash

An Award

I was given this lovely award by my dear friend Shirley, who is not only a fabulous crafter but also one of the nicest people in blogland thanks Shirley Mwah xxx. In order to accept this award I have to tell you 5 of my Sins (ONLY 5) so here goes

1 - I just cannot give up the dreaded weed no matter how hard I try
2 - I adore Condensed Milk and could eat a whole tin of it in one go!!!! (and often do)
3 - I spend far too much on crafting if I see stamps I like I just have to have them, I have so many stamps here that have not even seen Ink!!!!!
4 - I leave everything to the last minute and am always playing catch up especially with DT projects and cards.
5 - My idea of a good tidy up is stuffing things in drawers and cupboards you take your life in your hands opening one of my cupboards.

Well I hope you don't think too badly of me after this confession :D, I am supposed to pass this award on to 10 people but how could I choose just 10 of you lovely and wonderful friends who visit me everyday so I will just say a big thanks to you all and invite you to take this award.

Have a great day

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Don't forget to pop back after 10pm tonight to see who has won my Tilda stamp Candy
posted Here

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Fall Friends and Aww Shucks

Whiff of Joy Challenge
For this week's challenge!!! We want you to use BLING on your project!!! There is so many different Blings out there nowadays and they are just so gorgeous. So sure hope you will join us this week, just remember there is only 1 rule!!! You must use a Whiff of Joy stamp.

We will have one winner this week picked by the Random Generator for a Whiff of Joy stamp sponsored by Simon Says Stamp, will be back later with a picture of the stamp.
Thanks to our Guest designer this Month Vicky I am sure you will agree she has produced some fab cards for us during her stint as GDT.

Another beautiful Willow from the Fall Collection from Whiff of Joy by Elizabeth Bell, well I have gone for the dreaded YELLOW again with this one, I have decided to challenge myself each week and use colours that usually bring me out in a hot sweat. The distress inks used to colour Willow are Dried Marigold, Black Soot, Frayed Burlap, Shabby Shutters, Tea Dye and Tattered Rose. I have distressed the edge of the image with Dried Marigold. I didn't have much bling but after searching through my drawers and stash I found these Prima gems. I am quite pleased with how this turned out.

Stamps - Elizabeth Bell Fall Collection from Whiff of Joy
Papers - Cosmo Cricket available from The Hobby House
Colouring medium - Distress Inks
Tools - MS border punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder, McGill Pine Branch Punch
Embellies - Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts

Don't forget the Fall Collection is now available to buy as separate stamps from Whiff of Joy.

Inky Impressions Challenge

We have a lovely sketch for you to follow this week on Inky Impressions Challenge designed by our very own Tonya hope you can come and join us we would love to see your fabby creations using these fabulous stamps.

I just adore the eyes on these fabulous stamps, this one is Lilis Secret, but I thought it was a great expression to say Sorry I forgot, I took a break from Distress Inks today and used Copics to colour Lili (colours below), I stamped her twice and 3d the head and Jumper over the base image. More downloaded papers for this one, I was sent some card and paper by Photo Paper Direct to try and have used their prescored Birthday Card for this one I am really pleased with the results I got, and will certainly order more, they have some great magnetic and photo papers at really reasonable prices so give them a visit.

These are the Copics I used to Colour Sweet little Lili to see more of these delicious stamps just click Here

Stamps - Lilis Secret and Aw Shucks sentiment from Inky Impressions
Papers - Nitwits Download printed onto card by Photo Paper Direct
Colour Medium - Copics
Tools - MS Border Punch
Embellies - Gems - Prima, Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts, rest from stash

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

A Quick Candy for You

This Candy is Now Closed

WE Have A Winner

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-08-27 21:38:24 UTC

Thats Lisa from Lisa's handmade card.

could you please email me your address.

Please leave me a link via Mr Linky on this post if you would like this stamp!

thanks for entering..

candy will close at 10pm Thursday night (27th August) I will edit this post and add the candy winner to the top.. after Random org has revealed who the winner

Tilda and Tossa

A Spoon Full of Sugar

The lovely Sonja has designed a fabulous sketch for this weeks challenge on A Spoon Full of Sugar, don't forget to check out the fantastic cards made by my fellow DT members and also see what lovely candy is on offer this week. Looking forward to seeing your creations.

Nikki from Bunny Zoes Crafts sent me a lovely DT package this week and this gorgeous little Bildamarna Stamp was one of the goodies. I couldn't wait to colour up little Flying Tossa, I used Distress Inks again (Broken China, Shabby Shutters, Tea Dye, Dried Marigold and Tattered Rose). I have used Labels Nesties to cut out the image and have Used Dried Marigold ink to distress the edges. I must try to remember not to throw the stamp packaging away as I now cannot remember where I got the sentiment stamp from :(.

Stamps - Flying Tossa by Bildamarna available from Bunny Zoes Crafts
Papers - Nanas Nursery also available from Bunny Zoes Crafts
Colouring Medium - Distress Inks
Embellies - Buttons and Flowers from Stash,

Stamp with Fun

Wow the challenge really lived up to its name this week, even though I was a bit late with my card I really had fun making this, and from the stunning cards produced by my fellow DT friends they enjoyed it too. We also have a spectacular prize this week from the very generous and lovely Nikki of Bunny Zoes Crafts, so please come and join us.

I love these Summer Tildas, and this one is my favourite, she was coloured with Distress Inks (Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Broken China, Tea Dye, Tattered Rose), the water below the surf board was achieved with a watery wash of Broken China Ink and I added lots of Glimmer Dust to the Waves. (Oppps!! I have just noticed Tilda is on a bit of a skew).

I have used another Tilda stamp inside with a Magnolia sentiment stamp.

Stamps - Magnolia Summer Collection available from Simon Says Stamp
Papers - Nitwits Download
Tools - MS Border Punch, Dahlia Nesties.
Colouring Medium - Distress Inks
Embellies Flowers and brads from stash, Charms and Spacers from Bunny Zoes Crafts.

Lots of work to do today to catch up on some samples for a new release next week from Crafters Companion, at least it is not so humid today. Hope you all have a great day.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Sunday, 23 August 2009

The Grape Harvest

I wasn't around this week to create my DT card for Whiff of Joy Challenge, but I have been aching to colour up my Dt stamps from the Whiff of Joy Fall Collection and also really wanted to use the fabulous sketch by our very own talented Rach, hope you like what I came up with. This Fall Collection stamps are simply beautiful and can now be bought as single stamps from Whiff of Joy.

Willow has been coloured with Distress Inks (Tattered Rose, Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord). Not sure about the papers they were some I found in my scrap drawer. The sentiment is another stamp from the WOJ Fall Collection.

Stamps - Whiff of Joy Fall Collection
Tools - MS Doiley Border Punch, Victorian Blade on X Cut, McGill Branch Punch
Embellies - Roses Wild Orchid Crafts, Ribbon and Pearls from stash

Have set my alarm for 6am so hope to start leaving comments early in the morning, I have missed visiting all you blogs and seeing you fabulous creations.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Candy Winner

Sorry I am a bit late posting this, still not fully back into the swing of things, but at last I have a winner of my Candy

True Random Number Generator Min:1 Max: 359 Result: 77

No 77 is Paula from Pollys Card Heaven.

Well done Paula hope you like the goodies, can you send me your snail mail so I can get them, off the you asap.

Will be back tonight or tomorrow with a new Card

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Candy Time

This post will stay here until 22nd August - Please scroll down for newer posts

My counter has nearly reached 130,000 so I thought it was time I thanked all my wonderful visitors and followers with some candy. I decided to go down a different route with my candy this time and reach those bloggers who are in to altered art as well as cute. This candy will be open until 22nd August and to be in with a chance to win just post the candy on your blog and leave me a comment in the link below.
Here is what the candy consists of:
2 sheets of Kling On
3 Stamps from the Tim Holtz Collection
1 sheet Fairy Doodles Stamps
Pkt 1x1" Stampboard
2 bottles fine Glitter Pink and Bronze
2 Bottles Pearly Doodles Soft Green and Orange
1 Pkt Sizzix Textured Papers
1 pkt K&Co re-cycled papers in greens
1 pkt Stewart Gill Fibres

Thank you for following my blog and for your lovely uplifting comments and best of luck with the candy don't forget to check back on 23rd to find out the winner. Don't forget to scroll down to see my new posts

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

What a week

Wow!!! I have so missed card making and blogging this week, feels as if I have been away for ages and I am sure there is lots to catch up with. I have spent the whole week to-ing and fro-ing between Margate and Canterbury, but have had a lovely time with Ben, Robert and Sam the dear GS, I thought getting the older boys from under Vikkis feet was the best help I could provide and the weather was brilliant so we went out everyday. My lovely new grand-daughter has had a name change we all loved Sienna but after spending a couple of days with her she just seemed to be a Lucy!!! so she has now been registered as Lucy Jacqueline Susan, she is doing well has put on 1.1/20zs over her birth weight, and the biggest blessing of all is she goes 6 hours at night between feeds. Will post some more pictures tomorrow. Thanks so much for all your lovely wishes I have passed them on to James and Vikki and they were overwhelmed with how many people sent such lovely comments.

I have not made a card this week, but this is my DT card for Just Magnolia Monthly Challenge that I should have posted last week. the Lovely Debby from Scrap Journey did a fabulous tutorial for us and I learnt loads from it, thanks so much Debby. This is how I coloured and cut the 3d elements for the card.

I have coloured Tilda with Copics (colours below), The fabulous papers are from Nanas Nursery from Bunny Zoes Craft.

I tried to get a good photo of the 3ding I am afraid this is the best I could do.

Here are the copics I used.

I hope to back to full time blogging tomorrow, thanks once again for all you wonderful comments, I am off to do a bit of blog hopping now, have a great weekend everyone.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Friday, 14 August 2009

Shes Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just a very quick Post to let everyone know my dear little pink bundle of Joy arrived this morning at 4.45 Vikki did so well and it was a really quick Labour, she weighed in at 8lb 14ozs and her name is Sienna, I have just popped home to check on Mum and have a quick change then I am back up the hospital, going to Pick up Ben on the way cannot wait to see his face when he sees his little sister. This is the first pictue of dear Sienna taken when she was 30mins old. Mum and Baby both doing well

I maybe AWOL for the next couple of days so I will leave you with this quick photo of this weeks Dt card for Just Magnolia Challenge.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Lili of the Valley Challenge

Lili of the Valley Challenge

Before we get down to this weeks challenge I have some exciting news from Lili of the Valley, they have just uploaded lots of new and exciting products to their website, including the most fantastic cute Die Cuts, and 5 new sets of stamps designed by 3 new and extremely talented artists, Annabel Spenceley, Chris Gaisey and Tricia Harrison. Due to an unprecedented demand they are taking pre-orders for the stamps at the moment, all pre-orders will be sent out from 22nd August.

There are 5 sets of stamps with 4 stamps in each set, the normal price will be £3.50 each stamp, but as a special offer if you pre-order 4 stamps it will cost you just £12. These are a good size, and I really cannot believe that they are such a reasonable price. To see these fabulous new stamp collections and Die Cuts and to pre-order just click here to go to Lili of the Valley Website.

This week challenge is "SO CHARMING" we would like to see a charm/charms used somewhere on your creation, the Dt have been luck enough to get their hands on a selection of the products before the release and have produced some fantastic cards to give you a couple of sneak peeks. Lili of the Valley are also donating a Surprise Package for one luck winner so I do hope you can some and join us at Lili of the Valley Challenge.

I couldn't make up my mind which of the lovely Christmas Bunny stamps to use so decided to go for 2 cards this week, the other 2 stamps are just as gorgeous, I still cannot believe that LOTV are only charging £3.50 per stamp, that has got to be one of the best bargains out there,

Both Images have been coloured with Copics the papers are from my scrap drawer.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx
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