Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Morning Peeps

Just a quick post to let you know I am at last back in the land of the living although still extremely tired and have no energy,  I am afraid I have no card for you today but just wanted to pop on here to thank you all for the lovely messages you have left for me on my e-mail and facebook.  Today I am tyring to make my way through 1466 e-mails, I hope you will bear with me if I do not answer them all as I think that would mean I would be tied to my PC until next week.  I never want to go through another 3 weeks like the last but hopefully from here it can only get better.

Thanks again everyone, I promise to try and make a card today so hopefully will see you on here tomorrow.

Huggles to all my lovely friends and followers
Jacs xxxxx

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Exciting News

Sorry this is a bit late,  spent all day yesterday and most of last night at the hospital with Mum, she fell out of Bed on the last day I was in the USA, she was taken to the hospital and released the same day,  she has been in pain every since I got home and yesterday I rang the Doctor and he arranged for her to be taken back to the hospital where they discovered she had a fractured hip.  Anyway she is now staying in hospital and getting the care she needs.


I  have some really exciting news to tell you all today, whilst at the CHA I was asked by the lovely Lols and Heidi from Simons Says Stamp Challenge to join the DT, didn’t take any thinking about I immediately said yes and started doing the Happy Dance in the Convention Centre.  So here is my first card as a DT member. 


The Challenge this week is



And is Showcasing PRIMA Products




I have decided to use make one of my favourite tag cards today with lots of layers and charms, Don’t you just love that Prima Birdcage.

The Products I have used are: Prima Metal Birdcage

Magnolia Sweet Crazy Love Eau de Cologne Paper , Vintage Plum

Magnolia - Sweet Crazy Love Rose Scent Stamp





As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !! For fabulous tutorials, inspiration and candy you should keep an eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too!!

Simon Says Stamp


Well thats it for today, I am now off to bed to catch a few hours of shut eye.

Have a lovely day peeps



Jacs xxxxx

Monday, 6 February 2012

Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge


Morning Peeps, today sees that late posting of Februarys Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge, this month we have a nice and simple one for you - ANYTHING GOES -

and Sara has offered a £30 voucher to spend on the Crafters Companion website for the winner chosen at random on the 29th February.    Have lots to catch up on today loads of e-mails to answer, washing and ironing to do, and cards to make, Serves me right for going away.


Here is my card for the Challenge




For this card I have used Crafters Companion Strawberry Kisses Range, the sweet Friends stamp has been stamped on to Neenah Classic Card with Memento Ink and coloured with Spectrum Noirs (Colours below).  I have added lots of lovely Glamour Dust around the edge of the cushion and Glossy Accents to the Bulldog Clip.


All the paper elements have been taken from the Strawberry Kisses Papercrafting CD Rom, don’t you just love the Ribbon Slider and Bulldog Clip, that buckle really looks like metal.


The floral wreath tucked behind the image is by Memory Box and is called Catalina Wreath I have added a couple of sticky back gemstones to the flowers on the wreath, the flowers have been made using paper from the CD-Rom using Tim Holtzs Die.



Spectrum Noirs used:


Cushion: TB5, TB4, TB3, TB2

Dog: EB8, TB3, TN2, TN1

Kitten: IG1, IG2, PL1, BP2, BP1, CR11, CR9


Have a lovely day


Jacs xxxx

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Back Home

Morning Peeps, well what a contrast sitting in a garden in 80 degrees then coming home to 10cms Snow,  still it lo0ks very pretty out of the window and all the while I do not have to go out in it I will be happy for it to stay.


Had a fabulous time in California, it was just the best time staying with my Brother, Sister in Law and Nephews, I was spoilt rotten and really found it hard to say goodbye, I have not sorted out my photos yet but once I have a bit of time will do so and post them on here, was taken on trips to Newport Beach, Bilbao Island and the fabulous Laguna Beach, now they are what I think of as the ultimate holiday destinations.  Whilst sitting in the garden I was surrounded by the most beautiful Humming Birds, they are so tiny and move so fast  and with the weather in the 80’s  it felt really exotic.  I will certainly go back, hopefully next year.


Had great time at CHA meet some lovely people and made lots of new friends, the Crafters Companion Stands were always busy and Spectrum Noirs were a terrific hit there, didn’t have too much time to mooch around but cannot say I saw much that knocked me out, although the Rangers Stand was inspirational as was Tim Holtzs demonstration, I am defo going to have the new Distress Markers.  I was also impressed with the Prima and Bo  Bunny Stands.  Will give more bulletins when I have sorted my head out, at the moment it is just full of everything I saw and  did.





Found it hard to get down to making a card today, but persevered and finished this one.  I have used Neenah Classic Card to stamp and colour my image of  Tilda with Daisy and the Very Old Magnolia Heart Stamp, I have used Spectrum Noirs to colour the images  (colours below).


The papers are from the Magnolia Sweet Crazy Love Paper Collection, went a bit made with Heart Dies and Punches, for the two larger hearts I have used Nestabilities Heart Dies, The Border is Martha Stewart Punch, and the lovely doily is   Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily Die.  the edges have been distressed with Festive Berries Distress Ink.




The Spectrum Noirs used are:


Flesh: FS9, FS4, TN1

Hair: EB5, TN8, TN6, TN3

Dress & Boots: CR11, CR9, CR7, CR5

Leaf DG4, CG2

Socks: IG2, IG1


Will be back tomorrow hopefully with some photos.


Its nice to be back with you


Jacs xxxx

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