Thursday, 31 March 2011

Lili of the Valley Challenge–Spring


A Bit late this morning I am afraid, our theme this week on Lili of the Valley Challenge is just right for the end of March “SPRING “  and The Lili of the Valley stamp “Spring Bunny with Eggs” fits the bill in 2 ways.  There is a £10 voucher to spend on the Lili of the Valley website for one lucky entry.




Copics have been used to colour the image and I have used Glamour Dust on the eggs and Polar White Flowersoft on the tail.  The papers are from my stash box.  I love the beautiful deep lace from Wild Orchid Crafts.



Whilst visiting Hannas lovely blog the other day I saw a link to making homemade flowers so I followed the link to Stampartic and found a brilliant tutorial by SaSsa, and had to have a go, I am quite pleased with the results for a first try, will be making these flowers again.



The Copics used are:


Bunny: C3, C2, C00, R20

Eggs:  R83, R81, RV000, BV00, BV000, Bo2, Bo1, B000, B0000

Thanks for looking

Jacqui xxx

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Happy Easter



This week is flying cannot believe it is Wednesday already I had so much catching up planed for this week and have done about half of it.   Whilst I was away my H&S stamps arrived they are so cute and I love the little minis, so pleased I actually managed to get these ones. 




I am trying to write this with Rosie on my lap, since I have been back she has stuck so close to me I am sure she is scared I will be going away again, she is just like a little dog and walks beside my heel and even comes in the shower with me, I just cannot imagine life without her now.


Down to todays card I have used lots of lovely new goodies on this card so the description may sound like a shopping list I am afraid.  I have used copics to colour the image (just a thought don’t you think the H&S girl and boy should each have a name I like Freya for the Girl, sounds nice and Scandinavian), I managed to pick up lots of the new Magnolia papers on my visit to Crafts U Love and have used two of them on here.     I mentioned yesterday that Tracy at Dies to Die For had some new dies from Cherry Lynn Designs and I have used another of these behind the image this one is called French Pastry Doily Die and is as intricate as the Doily's we have all been using.  




The sentiment is from a new release from Lili of the Valley, and seam binding and lace from The Ribbon Girl, I couldn’t resist colouring up the mini image. 




The large white flower is from Prima and of course the rest of the Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The have all been edged with Stardust Stickles.




The Colours used are:

Flesh E11, E02, E00, E000, R20

Hat & Trousers: R83, R81, RV000

Boots C3, C1, C00

Blouse Y32, Y23, Y21

Hair, E70, E40

Thanks for looking

Hugs Jacqui xx

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Mum Your a Star



It was Mums  Birthday yesterday, she had a good day with lots of phone calls, visits and plenty of Flowers and her favourite present Chocolates.  I thought I would show you the card I made for her.  I spent the day taking it easier and getting my breath back after Harrogate and the NEC, am now feeling ready to make a card or two today.




I used more goodies I bought on my trip to Crafts U Love,  I bought three of these sweet Fizzy Moon stamps, love them.  The papers are from The Prima Sparkling Spring Pad.   The Heart behind the image is from the Cherry Lynn Designs Heart to Heart Doily Die Set, be prepared to see these hearts used continuously, they are available from Dies to Die for.  The Ribbon is from Craft Fairy.



I used Copics to colour the image:

Bear: E53, E51, E50, E57, E35,

Star BG11, BG10

Have a lovely day, I am going to catch up now on answering e-mails and sending off a few promised parcels.


Jacqui xx

Monday, 28 March 2011

Wild Orchid Craft Challenge



Back at last, had a great time at the NEC and it was wonderful to meet so many lovely old friends and also lots of new ones.  I am absolutely jiggered today but am determined to get on with some crafting, been almost 2 weeks since I have really crafted.

Its Wild Orchid Craft Challenge  today and we have a lovely sketch by Bev for you to work with and also some delicious Candy kindly donated by Paul and Siri from Wild Orchid Crafts.



My Friend Lin rang me last Tuesday morning and asked me how I fancied a drive out in the country as it was such a glorious spring day, we had no idea where we were going but we ended up an hour and a half  later at Charlwood the home of Crafts U Love, (funny how every outing ends up with a crafty theme).   We drove up to this beautiful white barn in the middle of the country the home of Crafts U Love it is a stunning building and inside was even more stunning and an Aladdin's cave of goodies.You can imagine I had a fantastic time looking and spending and came home with lots of new Magnolias (which had just arrived in the store), and being me I had to but lots of backing paper.  Tracey and Paula made me feel really welcome and it was one of the best days I have had for ages.



Here is one of my new Tildas,  I have used Copics and Prismas to colour her, the paper is from Prima Sparkling Spring Collection.  The Tag and Sentiment are from the new Lili of the Valley Additions range, and the butterfly is a Martha Stewart Punch. 




Of course the beautiful roses and cherry blossom are from Wild Orchid Craft as is the White Seam Binding.  Don’t forget to come and join us on Wild Orchid Craft Challenge this fortnight, we love to see your cards.


The Copics used- Flesh E21, E00, E000, Hair E37, E35, E30, Dress BG11, BG10, Boots R81, RV000, Apron E42, E41, E40.


Thanks for looking and its good to be back


Jacqui xxx

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Lili of the Valley Challenge


So sorry not much to say I forgot to schedule this post until about half hour before I was due to leave for Birmingham.  Hope to see lots of you there I am there from Thursday to Sunday Lunch time so please pop by the Lili of the  Valley Stand to say hello to us all. 


Today is Lili of the Valley Challenge and we have the theme of  “Punch it” we would like to see you using your punches and die cutters on your projects.




I have been away from the computer all week, trying to get samples done for the NEC sorry for my lack of posting.  This card is made using Pom Pom Fairy and I have coloured her with ProMarkers, The flowers are punched with Medium and small retro flower punch, and leaves are a McGill punch, the sent8ment is from Tim Holtzs adage pad.




Once again sorry for the rush, see you when I get back


Jacqui xxx

Friday, 18 March 2011

Shepherdess Tilda





A very happy Friday to everyone its is Michelle's week to host the challenge on Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge!  and she has chosen a great theme for us “Your Favourite Colour Combo” .


We are also sponsored this week by the very generous Elaine from Quixotic Paperie  a £10 Voucher to send on the website




I will be on my way to Harrogate when you read this,  if any of you will be at the Show on Saturday or Sunday please come and say hello I will be on the Lili of the Valley Stand.




This week my Favourite colour combo is brown and blue, next week it will be something else, I am so fickle.  This Shepherdess Tilda is from the Magnolia Spring Kit, she is sweet isn’t she.  I have used Copics to colour her.  The text behind tilda is a LOTV Additions Stamp which I have stamped with Brown Versafine then torn the edges and distressed with DI.  The Doiley is a Die-Namics Die from Dies to Die For and the Tag and sentiment are also from LOTV Additions collection, which should be available at Harrogate at the weekend.  The papers are from K&Co Julienne Pad from Dies to Die For.




Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft.



Hope you all have a great Weekend, thanks for looking


Jacqui xx

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Lili of the Valley Challenge


Don’t know how but I overslept this morning didn’t wake up until 10 o’clock, so this is going to be the quickest post ever as I have to be out in 30 minutes.   We have a new Sketch  for you this week on Lili of the Valley Challenge and we are also looking for a GDT to join us for 4 weeks, so please come and join us.





I have used Balloon Bunny today and he has been coloured with ProMarkers, The papers are Prima Sparkling Spring , Large Prima Flower, Cherry Blossom & Rosebuds from Wild Orchid Craft.  How I managed to cut up the Delicious Faux Silk Pink Ribbon I don’t know I just wanted to keep it to stroke, I think I will have to Go over to The Ribbon Girl and but metres of it, I love the way it allows you to make stunning bows.




I bought lots of these Prima flowers will be using them a lot.




ProMarkers used: Fur Apricot, Saffron Vanilla Ivory,  Ballon Aegean, Cool Auqa  Cool Grey 1, extras Apple, Meadow Green Pastel Blue Magenta


Sorry for the rush


Jacqui xx

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

A Few Samples



Good Morning lots of Photos for you today but not too many words.   Crafters Companion released the beautiful New Fairyopolis Collection on Ideal World last night and as we knew it would be,  it is already a big hit.   The Collection includes a 3CD Boxed set of stunning decoupage, Labels the most wonderful backing Papers, inserts and everything else that Crafters Companions CDs are well known for, there is also a Cardmaking Kit which includes everything you need to make cards, Decoupage, Card Blanks Envelopes, Rub Ons Stickers etc. Plus 4 sets of Stamps.

You will have seen sneak peeks of some of the cards I made using the stamps and today I will show you the rest of the cards and also cards I made using the Cardmaking Kit.


Here is BLACKTHORN FAIRY stamped and coloured with Copics



SNOWDROP is the last of my stamped and coloured examples




The rest of the cards are made using the Cardmaking Kit, although this is not something I would usually use, I fell in love with it, the decoupage and rub on fairies are just beautiful and the card blanks and labels  are so unusual, this kit would be ideal for Scrapbooking.


WILD THYME FAIRY using card Blank, Rub-Ons and Diecut Fairy




BABY FORGET ME NOT FAIRY (Rub On) using card Blank, Self Adhesive Label, Border and Butterfly from Kit




HORSE CHESTNUT FAIRY using card Blank, Label and Fairy Rub On




Not sure what this little darling is called but I love him – again using Card Blank, Corner Rub-On sentiment and Butterfly, Decoupage Fairy




More Decoupage, card Blank, Label and Rub On sentiment




And Finally my favourite Fairy EVER!!!!!! – WILLOW FAIRY,  she is a self adhesive topper, I have also used card blank and rub ons.




Sorry this post is so long but I really wanted to share this fabulous release with you

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

A Spoonfull of Sugar


Sonja our lovely Teamie at A Spoonfull of Sugar has designed a fabulous sketch for us this week, and we have been sponsored by dear Nikki from Bunny Zoes Crafts, so I do hope you can come and join us.




Another of the New Lili of the Valley Animal Collection “Spring Swing” to day, I have also used a couple of flower stamps from an A5 sheet of accessory stamps from the LOTV Clear Additions release, and a LOTV Sentiment stamp.


The papers are from K&Co Sparkly Sweet a pad full of  delicious Spring Colours some even glittered.  The beautiful Cluny Fan Lace is from The Ribbon Girl and also comes in Cream, you need to check out The Ribbon Girl Website the ribbons and lace on there are stunning especially the Faux Silk Ribbon, (I will be using this later in the week). 




Copics Used:

Bunny E53, E51, E50, Ribbon & Pink Flower R85, R83, R81, RV0000. Leaves YG25, YG23, YG21, Blue Flowers B02, B00, B0000


Now some news on the Lili of the Valley Colouring Masterclass, places for the class on Saturday 21st  May sold out within 5 days and we had a waiting list, we have now been able to secure the Hotel for the Sunday 22nd May, so will be running the same course again on the Sunday, if you are interested in joining Bev, Lisa and Laila  and I for a great day please click HERE for full details.


Jacqui x

Monday, 14 March 2011

Wild Orchid Craft Challenge and Another Fairy



Our Challenge this time is a real Fun “One Dieing to Punch it out”.  We would love to see your projects using Punches and/or Dies, looking forward to seeing what your imagination makes of this one.




I have decided to make a little box which I intend to fill with chocolates for Mums 88th Birthday on 28th March.  The paper Lace around the sides of the box is punched with the Martha Stewart Doily Punch.  and thr front an top edges of the box have been edged with another Martha Stewart punch but I cannot remember the nale of this one.




The papers on the front and inside the box are from Linen Closet Paper Pad, another of my favourites.




The Wild Orchid Crafts flowers I have used are Pale Pink Poppies, Pale Pink Hellibore, 15cm White Roses & Rose Buds.  The Seam Binding and pearls are also from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The Charms are from my stash.




I have decorated the inside of the box with the same papers which I have distressed with Walnut Stain DI and used more stamps from the LOTV Additions range.  The panels could fit a little better but this was my first box so will do better next time.




Well not long now before this fabulous collection will be available, check the Crafters Companion News Views and Inspiration Blog for details of the TV programmes and to find out more about this truly stunning collection.




A very plain card for me, I used two different Nestie sets for and cut two of each, then distressed around the edges with Victorian Velvet DI.  The paper from the Fairyopolis CD has been distressed with my faithful scissors then inked with Victorian Velvet.  The Stamp is called Daisy Fairy (Surprise, Surprise) and the sentiment comes from the same Stamp Sheet, There are 3 fairies on each of the four sheets (Winter, Autumn, Spring & Summer).  The Seam Binding is from The Ribbon Girl.




Don’t forget you still have time to join in the Crafters Companion Fairyopolis Blog Hop, see my sidebar for details.


Thanks for looking and have a good day.


Jacqui xx

Sunday, 13 March 2011

One for Fun and One Sneak Peek

I was really lucky a few weeks ago to win the Sugar Bowl Challenge, and my prize was 6 Sugar Nellie stamps of my choice, I have been so busy its has taken up until now to ink one of them.   It was a hard decision which of the 6 to use first but Molly won in the end.


Have used a Go-Kreate die “Frilly Square” 2 to make this easel card and only one sheet of Backing paper.  I coloured Molly with Copics and cut her out and 3d on her to a mat that had been distressed with Walnut Stain DI.


The sentiment is a Tim Holtzs Adage Ticket that has been screwed up and distressed.  The paper is from K&Co Julianne 6” x 6” pad from Dies to Die for, what a stunner this pad is.


I have mirr0ed the flower arrangement on the top and base of the card, of course the flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts as is the Seam Binding.


The Copic colours used to on Molly are:
Flesh E11, E01, E00, E0000, Hair E74, E71, E70, E40.  Trousers & Jumper B95, B93, B91, B21 and Blender,

FF White Bryonya

And now Sneak Peek 3 of the new Crafters Companion Fairyopolis collection that will be released on Tuesday on Ideal World, to find out more about the release and the whole collection and also join in the fabulous blog hop just pop over to the Crafters Companion News Views and Inspiration Blog.

FF White Bryony

Its the turn of the White Bryony Fairy today, I have made an 8 x 8 card for a change.  The papers are from the accompanying Fairyopolis CD.  The Flowers which have been sprayed with Pearl Glimmer mist and Glittered with Stardust Stickles are from Wild Orchid Craft, and I have used a Large Martha Stewart Border Punch for the side of the card.

white bryony3

Finally a close up of the image to show just how detailed these stamps are.

If you are interested I have just added the Molly Card and a few others to me e-bay site.

Have a restful Sunday
Hugs Jacqui xxx
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