Thursday, 30 September 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge and a DT Sneak Peek


I have 2 cards to post on here today firstly as its Thursday my usual Lili of the Valley Challenge Dt card, and then a card from a fabulous new release by one of my crafting heros, you will have to scroll down to read more of that!!!

Before I get down to my card I have some great news for you Lili of the Valley are now stocking fabulous Super Smooth card for stamping and colouring with Copics and Promarkers,  I have been using this card for all my Copic colouring and cannot recommend it highly enough, you know how hard it is to get a really good quality card that enables you to blend  perfectly this card really does and it is such a reasonable price too, 50 A5 sheets for £5 if you would like to purchase some of this card just click HERE to go direct to the page.


So here is my Lili of the Valley DT Card




Wow have we got a great sketch for you on Lili of the valley Challenge this week, its another from our very own Bev and we also have a £10 Voucher to spend on the Lili of the Valley website for one lucky winner.  I have used the gorgeous Christmas Candle stamp for this card, I love how she looks in pastel shades.    The papers are all from a Nitwits Collection  Download  “Joyful Hearts” loads of pastel Christmas papers on this one. The Snowflake border and large Snowflake are punched with my new Martha Stewart Punches and the sentiment is a magnolia Stamp from last years Christmas collection.


015 Copics Used:

Boo, B000, B0000, R81, RV000, RV0000, E71, E70, C1, C00


Now here is my other news:

New Stamp range and other goodies, launch

One of my Crafting heros  for a long time has been Sheena Douglas  I so admire her style and wish I had half of her talent so you can imagine how excited I was when she asked me to create some cards for the packaging of her new stamp collection, GULP!!!!!!!  I really wasn’t sure if I could do it our styles are so different, but that is what Sheena  wanted as it helped to show how versatile her new stamps are, so with great trepidation I said yes and I am so pleased I did the stamps were a pleasure to work with and made me work outside my comfort zone.    Thank you so much for asking me Sheena and for having faith in me.

I am so happy to be able to let you all know that she is launching her new range of stamps (and more exciting stuff ) on Create and Craft on Saturday Morning at 8am and 10am.   This is not to me missed……. Sheena has recorded a fantastic you tube demo showcasing one of the stamps, and when you see it you’re gonna love it, pop over and have a look here.



This is a small image from one of the stamp plates, I am not going to give you any more clues as to what is on the stamp plates, you will have to watch the show.  I have coloured the Violets with Copics, the Doily behind the image is a Marianne Designs Die, as are the swirls.  The paper is a sheet from a Websters Pages 6”x6” pad, and I thought it a perfect match for the stamp.  the lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts. I will show you another sneak peek from this fantastic collection tomorrorw.



If you are still here thanks for looking, sorry it was such a long one.


Jacqui x

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Guest DT Card for ABC Challenge



I was so pleased and surprised when I received an e-mail from one of my oldest friends in blogland, the sweet Vicky, asking me to be a Guest designer on this fortnights challenge at ABC Challenge, Thank you Vicky and all the team at ABC.

The Challenge this fortnight is E for Easel, you know how much I love making easel cards so it couldn’t be better for me.




I have used the new Limited Edition Sneaky Tilda  that I received from Simon Says Stamp this week, she is just so cute I am so pleased I ordered her and Heidis service is awesome.  The papers I have used are from Dream Street Papers available at the Hobby House.



The Flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, and I have used a Martha Stewart punch to punch the leaves.  Tilda has been coloured with Copics and Prismas as usual.



The Tag has been made using the Doo Hickey Label Die, I have distressed around the edge with distress ink then added Glamour Dust, the sentiment is also from Magnolia.



The Copics used to colour Tilda are:

Flesh: E21, E00, E000

Hair, E77, E74, E71, E40

Dress: R83, R81, RV000

Bow, YG95, YG93, YG91, E40


Jacqui x



Tuesday, 28 September 2010

A Spoonful of Sugar



Good Morning, it’s Tuesday that  means its time for another A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge, this week we have a great theme for you Spots and Stripes we also have a fabulous sponsor Melissa from Meljen Designs.



Another of the cute Pergamano Fairies available from The Hobby House for you today, she has been coloured with Copics and has been smothered in L:amour Dust.  The Papers are by Dream Street papers and along with the Nellie Snellen Die   used behind the image  and the little angel charm all come from The Hobby House.  Opps!! I have just noticed due to my impatience I took this picture before the Stardust Stickles around the Die cut had dried and it looks all blobby , I can assure you it is OK now its dry.  The Butterflies are punched with the Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch. The Curly Wild Rose, Cherry Blossom15mm Open Rose, Rosebuds and Pearls are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.


Copics used:

Flesh: E21, E00, E000, E0000

Hair: E53, E51, E50

Dress & Wings: R83, R81, RV000, BG11, BG10


Have a good day


Jacqui x

Monday, 27 September 2010

Tired but Happy



Bit late today, but had lots of catching up to do.   It was fabulous to meet so many of you over the weekend, lots of new faces, where I knew your names but now I really feel as if I know you,  and also lots of my lovely, lovely kind friends who I have meet before, I am just so sorry I couldn’t spend a lot of time to chat with you all,  although I did manage to catch a quick ciggie break with dear Marlene.  I am determined to have one day at the NEC where I am not working so we can have a proper catch up.    Thank you all again for taking the time to say hello.




I have been waiting for the fabulous new Winter  Collection from Sarah Kay for ages, and how lucky was I Heidi from Stampavie actually bought over the  stamps that Crafters Companion’s companion had on order with them, so they are one of the very first companies to have these in stock.  So if you would like to be one of the first to play with these adorable images  just pop over to the Crafters Companion Website where you will find the stamps Here.  I am entering this card for The Sketch Saturday Challenge .

This stamp is called 

Chloe watching the trees in the autumn wind

The papers are by Dream Street papers, and of course Chloe has been coloured with Copics, The flowers are punched with Medium and Small Retro Flower Punches, and the sentiment is a stamp from Whimsy Stamps.


008 The Copics Used

Flesh: E21, E00, E000, E0000

Jacket, Jeans and Hat: BG75, BG72, BG18

Jumper: E43, E42, E40

Scarf & Wellies Grass & Stems: YG95, YG93, YG91, E40

Leaves: E57, E40

Thanks for looking


Jacqui x

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Cute Card Thursday



Its a lovely sketch by Leanne  on Cute Card Thursday this week, thanks hun it was fabulous to work with, nice and simple but thats just what a needed, and sometimes simple is best :)




Of course I couldn’t leave using at least one of my New Magnolias until next week,  I have a few more of the new collection I bought from Bunny Zoes Crafts to show you next  week.   The Paper is also by Magnolia as are the two Cherry Border Dies.



The Flowers, Ribbon and pearls are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I think the Copic Colours used on her dress and pinafore are R37, R83, R81, RV0000, E40 and E70.




See you all tomorrow


Jacqui xx

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

010a Happy Saturday Everyone,  Our Challenge on PENNY BLACK CHALLENGE this week would of been perfect for the early part of this week.  We would like to see your cards with the theme “INDIAN SUMMER” , hope we see lots of lovely summery cards as we say goodbye to Summer and Hello to Autumn :(.



More paper from my Scrap Draw but I happen to know this is a Basic Grey Paper from the Porcelain collection.  I have used Copics to colour my stunning Vintage Penny Black image but I forgot to take a note of the colours as I was in such a rush to get my copics packed for the weekend.  The beige mat behind the image has been cut with a Marianne Design Die, and the sentiment is A Tim Holtzs Ticket.  I have punched three layers with a McGill 5 petal punch for the main flower, which I then distressed with Inks and added glitter to the edges.  The small flowers are punched with a small retro flower   punch.  The pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts




Thanks for looking


Jacqui xx

Friday, 24 September 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge

017a We have another of Dawny P ‘s  awesome sketches for you this week on Just Magnolia Challenge,  we are looking forward to seeing lots of creations using the New Family Stamps.




This card is so so out of my comfort zone, bright colours are just not my style, also I have only loosely followed  Dawnys Sketch, I think you can see that all the elements are there,  I have swapped a Nesties Snowflake for the Square at the back of the Image and a large bow for the sentiment.  I am still not sure if I like it.


The snowflake in the top corner is cut with a Marianne design Die, and the 3 smaller snowflakes are Martha Stewart Punches.  The Envelope was a stamp from Last Years Magnolia Christmas Collection.



I should be on my way to Ally Pally when you read this, My son Matthew is meeting me at St Pancras and taking me out to lunch before carrying  my case down to the Tube for me.  I am going to see Legally Blonde tomorrow night  really looking forward to that, its ages since I have been to a show in London.


I am hoping to meet lots of blogging friends on both days, some of whom I haven’t seen since last years show.  If you are going I do hope you will come and say hello, I will be demoing on the Lili of the Valley stand on Saturday and Crafters Companion Stand colouring SWALK, Peter Rabbit and Maybe Popcorn on Sunday.




Hope you all have a good weekend , I have managed to schedule a post for Saturday and Sunday so I hope they work.


Jacqui x

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge



Good Morning  we have a great challenge for you this week on Lili of the Valley Challenge  UNTRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS, we would like to see your creations using unusual colours or images for a Christmas Project or Card. 



Today I have used the Christmas Magic   stamp from Lili of the Valleys 2010 Christmas Collection and she has been coloured with copics and prismas, with lots of Glimmer mist added.  The Cherry Blossom, Curly Wild Rose, 15mm Roses, and Rosebuds are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The Label is cut with the Doo Hockey Label Die from Magnolia.  Whilst on the subject of the Magnolia Dies thanks everyone who sent me the link to the How To Do It post regarding the new Doily Die ,   unfortunately it still doesn’t work 100% , by having to turn the paper or card to cut the final half of the circle you are left with one half smooth and the other half rough, perhaps I am too fussy but I would just not be happy with that.




The Copics used for the image are


Flesh E21, E00, E000, E0000

Hat and Scarf: R83, R81, RV000, BG11, BG10

Teddy & Hair, E53, E51, E20


Have a good day

Hugs Jacqui xxx

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Autumn is coming



Its hard to believe Autumn is almost here with the fabulous weather we are having, and it is supposed to get even hotter today, bring it on.  I am off the the hairdressers in a minute, Cut and Colour today.  It is a whole day out for me when I go to the Hairdressers as I have to go all the way to Rye which is about an hour on the train from me, but it has an upside as I get to see my grandson Owen.




I made this card for a challenge but I cannot remember which one, that sums me up at the moment.  I have used a gorgeous Sugar Nellie Stamp and used Copics to colour.  The awesome paper is from the DVWV Mariposa pad, and I have added gold stickles around the mats as well as around the Wild Orchid Roses.


Sorry its quick, but I must get off, have a good day everyone.

Hugs Jacqui x

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Two for Tuesday



Our Challenge at a Spoonfull of Sugar  this week was picked by Debbie and she has picked something very easy for you all.  "Anything Goes"    that's right you can create whatever you like this week.  We have a fabulous prize donated by the lovely  Denise from Whimsy Stamps, looking forward to lots of entries for this one.



I am also going to enter this card for Sketch Saturday Challenge, as their sketch this week seemed to fit this H&S  image perfectly.   More cards from my scrap drawer can you guess I have moved my normal papers into the other room to make more space for my Christmas Papers, as I seem to be working on Christmas Cards all the time.


I told you on Sunday that I had bought some Smooch inks and wasn’t sure what I would do with them, well I have found one use I coloured the Chipboard Buttons with the Siren Smooch and am so pleased with the result .



The Copics used for thisimage are:

Flesh E21, E00, E00, E0000

Jumper, Trousers, Wings etc: R27, R17, R05, R02, E71, E70, E40


This card will be available to buy on e-bay later today


My Last Sneak Peek of the Winters Tale Release that takes place tonight at 9pm on Ideal World


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The papers and background are from the Winters Tale CD and the stamps are from the accompanying Stamp plate.  I have used a selection of punched snowflakes to frame the image, and a nestie label has been used for the sentiment which is also from a Winters Tale.


Jacqui xxx

Monday, 20 September 2010

Monday Madness


I have two cards for you today, this first one is my DT for Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge, the second is another sneak peek from the Beatrix Potter Winter tales release from Crafters Companion.
Wild Orchid Crafts  Challenge 6 is Ribbons and Bows   we are really looking forward to seeing all your scrumptious cards, time to get those ribbons out girls!!! of course Paul and Siri have come up with another fabulous Prize for the lucky winner
Dosn’t it make you drool so do join us and maybe you could have all these lovely goodies to play with.
I have used the last of my Lush papers on here (sob :( ) it was so hard to use these last little bits.  This is another of the new Tilda Image from Bunny Zoes Crafts, hope she doesn't eat all those cherries she will have belly ache if she does.    I have sat her on a doiley cut with a Marianne design Die which has been edged with Stardust Stickles.  The Ribbon, Pearls, Cherry Blossom and 10mm roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The Copics used
E21, E00, E000,. E0000, E53, E51, E50, R02, R01, R00, C0

This Tilda card is available to buy on e-bay until 21st September 

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Today I have a card made with my Favourite stamp from the new Crafters Companion Winters Tale collection, to be released tomorrow, for more details of the release and to have a chance of winning the complete Collection (which is massive) please pop over to the Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge Blog to find out more detailsof the release and how to win the awesome prize.

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The papers are from the Winters Tale  CD and have been printed onto Centura Snowwhite card available on the Crafters Companion website.  I have used a Martha Stewart Border Punch, Marianne designs Snowflake Die on here.  The image has been coloured with Copics but as it was done a few weeks agao I have forgotten the numbers should make a note of them I know, I will learn one day.

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A Closer view of the image.

Thanks for looking and have a great week everyone.
Jacqui xxx

Sunday, 19 September 2010

WooHoo Magnolias have arrived

Had a great morning at Oyster Crafts yesterday, and was very good only bought a few things, 2 fabulous AnnaMarie Designs Christmas Templates CD cannot wait to have a play with them, and Five Smooch Inks not sure what or when I will use them but I just cannot resist a bit of bling.  Then when I got home  Joy of Joys my new magnolia Stamps had arrived from Bunny Zoes Crafts, thanks Nikki for your excellent service.   I also ordered the Doo Hickey Doily Template, but I am absolutely seething it was nearly £19 and you only get 1/2 of a circle and to try and match it up to cut the other half is impossible it just does not match, I am really fed up bunny I can tell you.  Thats my rant over.


I didn’t know what image to colour up first, this one won.  I have used Magnolia paper for this easel card, and lots of lovely Wild Orchid Crafts lace, I have tried something new for me with the Crystal stems on the base of the easel  they are standing up behind the flowers it wasn’t possible for me to get a good picture showing the effect, but I love it and will be using it again and again.  The Cherry Blossom, and Curly Wild Rose  are from Wild Orchid craft as well as the Crystal stem.

Don’t know if you can see the stems better in this picture.

The copics used are:
Flesh: E21, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E17, E15, E50
Socks and Sleeves: C02, C0
Dress: R83, R81, RVooo

This card is currently on sale on e-bay – will end on 21st September

back later with another Beatrix Potter Sneak.
Have a great Sunday
Jacqui xx

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Crafters Companion Peter Rabbit Winter Tales Sneak Peek and Challenge

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To celebrate the launch of ‘A Winter’s Tale’ this Tuesday, Crafters Companion have set a cardmaking challenge on the Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge blog. The theme of the challenge is “Beatrix Potter”, and you can make a card or other crafting project using any of the range that we’ve launched to date.
Up for grabs, we have the full ‘A Winter’s Tale’ collection, including CD, stamp set and cardmaking kit for the lucky winner, plus an ‘A Winter’s Tale’ CD for five runners-up. Simply upload a photo of your creation onto your blog, Facebook page, Flickr or other social networking page and post a link back to your card  using Mr. Linky below the post.



Why not take a look at this month’s Monthly Challenge too? You could create a Beatrix Potter card using the sketch, and enter two challenges with one card, doubling your chances to win! You can enter as many cards as you like - the more times you enter, the more chance you have to win! The closing date for the challenge is Sunday 26th September.
If you do not yet have any Beatrix Potter products, you can still enter the challenge! We have a selection of papers from the brand new ‘A Winter’s Tale’ range available for you to download for FREE from the Members section of the web site! Click here to access your free papers. If you’re struggling for inspiration, check out the Projects section on our web site, where you’ll find a fabulous card and pillow box made using the free papers.

There is some great inspiration fom some of my fellow DT members so why not click Here to come and join  in the fun.


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Like an idiot I forgot to take Photos of my Sample cards before I sent them off to Crafters Companion, but the lovely Meg took some piccies for me to use, just in case you are wondering where the white background has gone!!  To make this card I have used a Scene from the CD and 3d a stamped  and coloured image onto it.  The papers are also from the CD.  Wow when I first received this Beatrix Potter Collection I spent hours just looking trough the CD there is so much awesome stuff on there, projects and the fabulous backgrounds as above plus lots more, I can see this being used for more than just Peter Rabbit projects, and of course the stamps are just perfect, I love all the characters on the sheet, especially one of Mummy Bunny with Peters brothers and Sisters.  I will show you one more card today look out for more during the week.


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More paper from the Cd and a great stamp from the Stamp sheet.  I made this into a shaker card (my first), I used Twinklets for the snow behind the acetate.  All the flowers, Ribbon and lace on both cards are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


Jacqui xx 

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