Tuesday, 31 August 2010

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge


I have got my days all muddled thats what happens when you only have 1 brain cell :( and very nearly didn’t post this card thinking it was Monday today,  thank goodness I realised in time that it is time for A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge we have an awesome sketch for you this week by our own talented Paola.


Lots of pictures with this one.  I have used one of last years Tilda images and coloured her with Copics and Prismas as usual , The paper is from Magnolia as is the sentiment.

Copics Used:

Flesh: E21, E00, E000, E0000

Hair: E49, E39, E17, E13, E11

Dress: BG10, BG11

Flowers: RV000, R81, R83

Leaves YG91

and lots and lots of  Glamour dust has been added.


OMG when I had completed this card I went on a little blog hop and found that Bev had almost the same idea as me on how to use the Magnolia Doo Hickey  flower dies from Crafts U Love, I will be using them a lot more I just love them, I have distressed the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Inks from Crafters Companion then used Diamond Stickles around the edges, I also used the New Doo Hickey Leave Steam die, the gorgeous Rose, Cherry Blossom and Rose Buds are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


Here is a closer view of the bottom of the card and finally a close up of the image



Well thats todays card now for a lovely surprise award I received yesterday from the lovelyDawn from Dawns Crafting Place, thank you for thinking of me dear and for your sweet comments  Mwah xxxx.  The award is good enough to eat!!!


There are a couple of rules that go with this award

1. Thank the person that gave it to you!  have done this one

2. Post it with pride on your blog – Yes must say I am really proud to do that

3. List 3 things you love about yourself.  - This is a hard one, I suppose you could say I am a good Mum (I hope my Kids agree), I care about people and lastly I think I have a good sense of humour

4. Post a picture you love....

5017_112450027447_621092447_2868675_7615239_nHere is my fav picture of all time My lovely boys, the only thing that is wrong with this picture is dear Charlie is missing

5. Tag 5 other people for this Award – How hard is this

1 – Has to be dear Bev  - The best friend a girl can have

2. – Pops – One of the kindest people in Blog Land and such an inspiration to us all

3 -  Dawny P – For always making me smile whenever I visit her blog

4 -  Marcea – another girlie who makes me laugh

5 – And last but by no means least dear Donalda  who always has a kind word for everyone

Apart from the reasons I have given above, these lovely ladies also make the most stunning cards and if you haven’t visited their blogs you don’t know what you are missing.

Thats it for now, have quite a bit of sample work to do today so will be seeing you tomorrow, hope you will join us at A Spoonfull this week


Jacqui xxx 

Monday, 30 August 2010

Back and Well Rested


Good Morning hope all my UK friends are having a great Bank Holiday, I had a well needed and fabulous 4 day break and have come back rearing to go.  On Saturday I went to Beamish Museum wow if you haven’t been you must try to get there, it is an awesome trip back in time and it bought back fantastic memories for me of visiting my Grandmothers Cottage in Devon, she had no electric, outside toilet (in fact it was right up the end of the garden), a kitvhern range etc.  I only managed to visit a small part of the museum and cannot wait to go back to see the rest.

001 No challenge for my card today just one made for fun, I have used one of the cute Crafters Companion images from the SWALK range,  this one is called HUGS and can be found HERE.  I am pleased to tell you that Crafters Companion have now got the facility for you to be able to pre-order all the New Seasons Nestabilities and also the new Spellbinder Grand Calibur Cut and Emboss Machine.  I for one have certainly taken advantage of this, as you know  I like to have  new products as soon as they arrive :) its part of my craft obsession I’m afraid.


Now down to my card, I have as usual used Copics and Prismas to colour my image, colours below, Cherry Blossom, Gardenia, Aster Daisys, 5mm Rose Buds, and Flat Back Pearls are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, the paper is by Magnolia and the Doiley is from Joanna Sheen

002Copics Used:

Flesh: E21, E00, E000, E0000

Hair: E53, E51, E50

Dress: R27, R05, R02

Cat: C02, C0, C00



Another card for fun, I should of posted this one last week, but somehow forgot, perhaps if I tidied up my room more often I wouldn't forget things so much.


Another Lili of the Valley image for you here this one is called Puppy Post, the paper is from the DCWV Christmas Stack and the image has been coloured with Copics (sorry I haven’t got the colours), The Swirls are punched, and I have also used a Martha Stewart Border punch, the Poinsettias and Flat Back Pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I have taken the Poinsettias  apart and  glittered them with Star Dust Stickles, when dry I attached them together again with a brad from The Hobby House.


One last thing I came home to a lovely surprise I had received this lovely award from my good friend  Leann,  thanks sweetie it is much appreciated

imageI have to pass this award on to 7 more bloggers, this is really difficult so I would like to pass it on to all my lovely visitors, please feel free to grab the award and to pass it on to 7 others.

Have a great day


Jacqui xx

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Lili of the valley Challenge


Lili of the Valley Challenge this week has a great theme for you to play with “CIRCLES” we would like to see dots and Circles on your creations, and as usual we have a great prize for you.  Cannot wait to see all your cards using the new images, I know they have gone really well.


No Flowers today can you believe it.  Doesn't James look as if he is enjoying his sledge ride.  I have decided to colour him in greys this week for a change, and also use less conventional Christmas Colours , The Snowflakes are made using Martha Stewart Punches and the large Mauve ones have been glittered with Glamour Dust, the Brads are from The Hobby House and Pearls and ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts .

By the time you read this I should be enjoying my Copics course will tell you all about it when I return.

013dSee you all on Sunday

Hugs Jacqui x

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Kenny K Challenge


This is the first time I have entered the Kenny K  challenge, it will certainly not be the last I am loving these images and they are such a joy to colour, and this week there is a fabulous sketch to follow


An apology I put the Copics away without making a note of the numbers, my excuse, “I was in a real hurry packing”.  The Gorgeous glittery papers are by Bo Bunny and are a limited edition, The sentiment is a Penny Black Stamp and of course the Flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts as is the lovely Satin Ribbon.  The Punch is by Martha Stewart and was another of my buys from Oyster Crafts.



I have also scheduled my LOTV Challenge card for tomorrow, but have not had time to do my Just Magnolia card this week, smacked hand for Jacqui !!!


Jacqui xxxx

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

A Spoonfull of Sugar


Our challenge this week was picked by our very own Tonje and she has very kindly given us a choice you can either make a Shaker-Card or a recipe: 3 flowers, 2 buttons, 1 ribbon OR if your feeling brave why not combine the 2.
This week our sponsor is the lovely Denise From Whimsy stamps,Denise also very kindly gave us some images to play with,thanks so much for these Hun!

Another of Mo’s images today for my Spoonfull DT card, and more paper from the DCVW Christmas Stack .  I have used a Marianne Designs Doiley Diecut for the Circle behind the image, and the Large and Medium Retro Punch for the flowers.  The Christmas Sentiment Label stamp is one from my Box  no idea who makes it as I have had it an age.
The Copic Colours used:
Flesh: E21, E00, E000, E000
Babygro and Bauble: R27, R05, R02, R01, Roo, B24, B16, B41
I am up in County Durham from today and will be back on Sunday, so I will try to schedule a post for each day I am away.  I will be meeting Bev on Thursday and we will be attending  a Copics  course, cannot wait this is something I have wanted to do for ages.  I am also fulfilling another wish on Saturday that is to visit the Beamish Museum, will try to take piccies and tell you more when I get home.
Hugs Jacqui x

Monday, 23 August 2010

What A Weekend

First Things First: THE WINNER OF MY CANDY IS LINDA FROM LIN70S CRAFTING PLACE, could you please e-mail me Lin with your Snail Mail address so i can get the candy off to you as soon as possible

Thank you so much to Bev for letting you know my dilemma, what a nightmare!!! thank you all for your comments especially the SpecSavers ones they really did make me smile.  The thing is I did get 2 pairs but One Pair for Reading and One for TV watching!!  I was so fed up by yesterday with not being able to craft that I turned my Craft Room/Bedroom upside down trying to find an older pair of reading glasses, I eventually managed to find ones that are at least 3 years old and although not perfect, I can at least see the keyboard and screen WooHoo,  I will be picking up my mended glasses at Lunch Time so should be back on track by then.

Now to today's card which is my DT card for Wild Orchid Crafts.  This week we have a two fab prizes up for grabs, not only is Wild Orchid Crafts going to sponsor us with a fabulous floral prize, we also have Lili of the Valley as one of our regular sponsors and they have supplied  4 stamps from the new Christmas release.  So we will have two winners from the entries this challenge.
Prize 1
Prize 2
This week the challenge is Make it Sparkle, so we want to see lots of sparkles on your creations.  
I have used one of Mo’s fabulous Christmas images for this card The Mint Fairy isn’t she charming.  Although you cannot see it much on the photo her wings and edges of her dress have all been glittered as have the flowers and punched snowflakes.  The Backing paper is also glittered to within an inch of its life, again I was a complete idiot and only bought one sheet but will defo go back to Oyster Stamps and order another couple of sheets, the paper is produced by Best Creations Inc.
The Cherry Blossom, 10mm Roses, Gardenia, Gypsophilia and Aster Daisys have all been glittered and are as usual from  Wild Orchid Crafts

The Copis used to colour Mint Fairy are:
Flesh: E21, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E37, £17, E13, E11, E50
Dress & Wings: BG13, Bg11, BG10
Peppermint Stick: R05, R02, R00, I have also used Glossy Accents on the sticks.
Thanks for looking, I will be away for most of this week but have scheduled all my DT card.  If you are interested this card is available to by on e-bay, click the link on the top of my sidebar.
Jacqui xxx

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Jacqui has had an emergency

Bev here lol, Jacqui has broken her glassees (and like me is as blind as a bat without them) so she has asked me to pop a post on here and let you all know that as soon as she can see again she will draw the winner of her candy (should be Monday)

Have a good weekend!
Bev x

Friday, 20 August 2010

Thank You Candy


With all the scheduled post I have been doing lately and trying to get this commission work done I haven’t taken any notice of my Hit counter until this afternoon, then saw it had gone over 200,000 so I have put together very quickly some candy as a thank you for all my lovely visitors and the uplifting comments you leave
The candy consists on a Plate of Sweetpea Stamps (picture below) Spellbinders Flower Dies, Paper Box Spearmint paper Pad and a Packet of Ladybug Gardenias.  As I rushed to put this together I hope to add more as the week goes by, will keep you updated.
SPSPlate33copy Here is the stamp Plate I am offering
All you need to do is leave a link on Mr Linky and create a link to the candy on your blog.  I will close the Candy on Friday 20th August at Midnight.

Just Magnolia Challenge


This week on Just Magnolia Challenge we are sponsored by Dies to die for.  They sell more than just die cuts - they have a wide range of craft supplies and hope to bring you some unique and unusual items for your card making. Some of the stamps they stock are  Rubber Romance, The Greeting Farm, Instyle, Bildmalarna, CC Designs, Magnolia, Penny Black, High Hopes, Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, Pink Cat Studio, Inky Antics, House Mouse and many more.  And they have a fabulous range of papers too!
This week’s prize is a £10 voucher to spend in their store
This week our challenge is a theme – LET’S GET SENTIMENTAL,  so we would like to see a sentiment on your card or project.  It does NOT have to be a Magnolia sentiment, it could even be one you generate yourself on the computer or hand written.  


Another Easel card can you see a pattern forming here? The gorgeous papers on this card are DCWV Lush and that is just what they are, the 2 swirls inside the nestie circle are part of a Marianne Designs Doyley Set available from Bunny Zoes Crafts, The Cherry Blossom, 30mm Wild Rose10mm Open Rose, 15mm Open Rose , Lace and Flat backed Pearls are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The Heart is a Magnolia Stamp as is the Sentiment.


The Copics used to colour Tilda are:

Flesh: E21, E00. E000. E0000

Hair: E37, E17, E13, E11, E50

Trousers: R02, Ro1, R00,Socks & Blouse: E41

Have a great weekend everyone

Hugs Jacqui xxx

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge


This week on Lili of the Valley Challenge we have a fabulous sketch by our very own Super Star Bev, thanks dear Mwah XXX

Before I get on with the details of  my DT card for the challenge I would just like to remind you that the New Christmas Animal Collection is now available to buy on the Lili of the Valley Website, I know they went on sale at Midnight and the girls have already been inundated, so if you intend to own these little cutes pop over there without delay.


Now onto todays cards, 045This image is called Woodland Christmas you cannot help but smile when you use this stamp, it is just so sweet without being sickly.  I am afraid the papers came from my Christmas Paper Stash Drawer so I cannot remember who produces it.  The ribbon is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the charm is from The Pound Shop!!!.


The Copics used are:

Brown Bear & Bunny: E53, E51, E53, R12

Grey Bears: C2, C0, C00, R12

Christmas Tree: YG03, YG05, YG02

Snow and outline Bo2

046My second card is using the companion stamp to the above and is called Snow Bears and I am entering this card in the Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge, where they have a great sketch for us to follow.


More paper from my stash drawer, I really would know where these came from as I would like to get hold of more it has a fabulous flocked finish to it.  As you can see I am loving Easel cards at the moment they are so easy to make.  The Snowflakes have been cut using a Marianne Designs die from Bunny Zoes Crafts, these are definitely my favourite snowflakes this year.

Copics Used:

Bears: E13, E53, E51, E50, R12

Snowman: Boo

Trees YG02, YG03


Well dears hope you all have a great day, looks nice and sunny again here.

Hugs Jacqui xxx

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Papertake Weekly Challenge


What a fabulous sketch there is  week on Papertake Weekly Challenge  couldn’t resist it, and I know I will be using it a lot more.  WooHoo the sun is shining today so hopefully Summer is back.


Thought this sketch was ideal for an Easel card, I have used Unwrapped Tilda, I know she is a Christmas release but she works really well for a birthday card.  The lusj swirled papers are by Best Creation Inc.  available at Oyster Crafts, of course the awesome flowers and lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts, where else, The stamped roses are also a Magnolia stamp and the sentiment is by Penny Black

Copic Colours Used:

Flesh: E21, E00, E000, E0000

Hair: E39, E17, E13, E11, E53

Dress and Roses: B01, B00, B000

Leaves: YG11, G40, G12

Box: E53, E51, E50


Back to work now, don’t forget to join us for the New Lili of the Valley Challenge tomorrow.  Just a quick reminder the new release from Lili of the Valley (Christmas Animals) goes on sale tomorrow.  This card is available to buy on My  e-bay with a few other Magnolia cards if you would like to purchase it.


Jacqui xx

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge


The Theme this week on A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge is Christmas, so it is no surprise I have used one of the new Lili of The Valley images from the new release due out on 19th August for my DT card, don’t forget to pop over to A Spoonfull of Sugar blog to view the awesome cards created by my fellow DT members.


Ohhh I was freezing yesterday, I ended up putting the central heating on in the evening as Mum was really cold, hope we haven’t seen the end of the Summer.  I decided on a different shape card today to showcase my sweet Jenny Bear Lili of the Valley image.  The Paper is from DCWV Christmas Stack, I wish I had bought 2 pads of this as it has the most fantastic unusual colour papers.  The Cherry Blossom and 10mm Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and have been edged with Stardust Stickles, and Jenny Has been coloured with Copics and Prismas.

Copic Colours Used:

Jennys Fur E53, E51, E50

Hat & Scarf R85, R83, R81, RV0000

Bows and Aqua Pressies BG13, Bg11, BG10

 006cI thought you might like a sneak peek of the Penguin images from the new Lili of the Valley release, I love penguins and these are just so cute


Have a great day.

Hugs Jacqui xxx

Sunday, 15 August 2010

James the Bear – Sneak Peek


Where has this week gone cannot believe it is Sunday Afternoon, and I still have 16 cards to make before Wednesday!!!.  Today It is time for another James the Bear Sneak peek from Lili of the Valley's 2nd Christmas Collection, this one is called Wrapped Up in Tinsel.


From the comments I have already received this collection is going to go the same way as the first one so don’t forget to get your order in as soon as possible on the 19th August.

James has been coloured with Copics and Prismas (colours below), and I have added Gold Stickles to the Tinsel.  The Poinsettias from Wild Orchid Crafts have been taken apart covered with Twinklets then glued back together again, the gorgeous Pearl Brads in the centres  are from The Hobby House.

Copic Colours:

Fur – E53, E51, E50

Baubles – R27, R17, R05, R02

011Enjoy the rest of Sunday

Hugs Jacqui xx

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