Saturday, 31 March 2012

Two Brilliant Days in the “North” and the Winner of my Candy

 

Bit late today posting today, had lots to catch up on.  Had a fantastic 2 days “Up North”, the weather was fantastic really sunny and warm, we had a brilliant drive up and back, Thanks Lin mwah xxx, after popping in to see everyone at Crafters Companion, it was too nice to go to the hotel so it was suggested we take a drive up to the Waterfall at High Force, so pleased we did it was spectacular as you can see from the picture below.

 

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We almost had the place to ourselves, it was so tranquil.

 

The next day we spent colouring with our Spectrum Noirs  with some great friends old and new, we did lots of chatting and laughing but we did actually manage to get some crafting done.

 

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Thank you all for such a fabulous time.

 

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Here is one of the images I coloured, Opps I went over the line on her trousers, I have not added any pencils to the image yet.

 

Now its time to announce the  Winner of my Sweet Sugar Candy, I asked Mum to choose a number between  1-162,

 

she called out number 122 Louise ,

 

now I almost made a her choose another number as by pure chance this number belonged to Louise who was one of my fellow colourers in Darlington, but then that would have been unfair,  can you let me have your address Louise so I can get them off to you.

 

Have a good evening

 

Hugs

Jacs xxxxx

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Lilis Little Fairies “Anything Goes”

 

Morning all, I should be on my way to Darlington when you read this, going up to the Aston Hotel to catch up with some lovely peeps from The Crafters Companion “Fan Club”, we are supposed to be having a Colouring Day using our Spectrum Noirs, but not sure how much colouring will be done, but I am sure there will be plenty of laughter and chat.

 

As I it will be a 3.30am wake up call and away by 5am I am trying to get to bed really early tonight so as soon as this is scheduled I will be hitting the sack, please forgive me for another very short post.

 

 

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It Lilis Little Fairies Challenge today and this week we have my favourite theme “Anything Goes”, we have been sponsored by the lovely peeps at Nitwits Collections with a voucher of $10 to spend on their website, so do hope you will come and join us.

 

I bought these Cheery Lynn Stackable Oval Doylies at the NEC and have been longing to use them, I am really pleased with how they cut and like this shape of card.  The Roses are all from The Hobby House and of course the stamp is from the Lili of the Valley Collection released yesterday and available on the website this one is called “Close your Eyes”, I usually have a favourite from each new release but this time it is really difficult I love them all, especially the Strawberry and Cupcake designs they are such countryfied images very Cath Kidston.

 

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See you soon Thanks for looking

Hugs

Jacs xxxx

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Simon Says Stamp Challenge

OMG what a plonker I just came on to schedule tomorrow’s post and realised my Simons Says Challenge Card, that I had schedule for 9am this morning (or so I thought) , wasn’t here, on checking I had chosen 28th April on the schedule calendar, sorry Heidi and Girls for being so late mwah xxx

It's time for  Simon Says Stamps Challenge ,  this week as it's the last challenge of the month we have a fab theme for you !!
ANYTHING GOES !!! :-)
the DT work really hard to try to comment on all entries but we are having a few problems with blogger at the moment, I am sure you are all aware of it, so please be assured that every entry will be included in the prize draw :-) Good Luck to ALL :-)

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

 

 

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We are showcasing products from My Favorite Things this week, just my cup of tea all those lovely Die-Namics Dies to choose from.   The stamp is from the Penny Black  Clear “In the garden “ stamp set, my Die-Namic Dies are Decorative Doily , Dizzy BorderMagnolia papers, a selection of flowers, the large one is by Prima.

 

Do pop over to the challenge blog and check out the gorgeous creations the team have made and we would love for you to join and be in with a chance to win this fabulous prize.

Simon Says Stamp

Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Sorry this is so rushed have to get tomorrows post written and scheduled before I go to bed at 7.30 we start out at 5 o’clock tomorrow morning, so it a 3.30 wake up call for me.

 

If you would like to join in my Sweet Sugar candy please scroll down to next post

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

My Lost Sweet Sugar Candy

I don’t know if you remember but a few weeks ago I told you how I had lost some awesome stamps that the lovely Karen from Sugar NellieFunky Kits had sent me to give away as Candy, well in my Mahoooosive tidy up I actually found them, see I knew I had put them in a safe place lol.

So today as I haven’t got a card to show (blame the lovely weather for this) I thought I would give you a chance to win these 3 lovely stamps.  Just leave a link in Mr linky below if you would like to join in, see its that easy.
These are the 3 lovely stamps Cassies, Rendezvous, Cassies Contemplation and Chillax,  now come on who would not want to win these.

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The Candy will be open until I get back from Darlington on Saturday 31st March.

Best of Luck
Hugs
Jacs xxx

Monday, 26 March 2012

Sweet Easter

Happy Monday all, this must be a record I have actually entered 2 challenges this week todays card is made for the Saturated Canary Challenge where the theme this week is twine.  It was also an excuse to use this little cutie as my second Easter Card this year.


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This little one is called Murray but I cannot find her on the website although I only bought her a couple of weeks ago.  I have again used the fabulous Pion Papers from the Fairy-tale of  Spring Collection.  The large Prima Flower from Crafters Companion, the small flowers and roses are from The Ribbon Girl as is the twine.

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I printed the Digi Image on Neenah Classic card also from Crafters Companion and coloured with copics:

Peach: RV42, R00, R000
Creams Y02, Y11, Y00
Biege: E42, E41
Orange Y38
Fleash: E13, E11, E00, E000, E0000

What a short post today.  Hope to see you tomorrow, thanks for visiting
Hugs
Jacs xxxx

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Forget Me Not

 

Hope you all remembered to put your clocks forward last night, with the wonderful weather we have been having British Summer time actually makes sense this year.  I am going to make the most of the weather and take a trip down to B&Q to get some Wood Stain and Varnish to freshen up the Door Frames and Windows of the house today.

 

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I bought this Gorjuss Girl stamp – Forget me Not – from, The Hobby House after seeing the fabulous cards created by Jane,  from Janes Lovely Cards,  that were set up around the stand.

 

I am going to enter this on The Papertake Weekly Challenge  where they have a Bingo theme this week, I have gone for Ribbon, Free(Flowers), Punches Shapes on here.  The Punched Shapes are Martha Stewart Fond, and Large Butterfly Punches, I have covered the plain white butterfly with Glamour Dust and added a Tim Holtzs Pen Nib as the body.   The White Plastic Flowers have Pink Flat Backed pearls added to the middle both are again available from the Hobby House, Lace & Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.

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I have stamped the image on to Neenah Classic Card with memento and coloured her with Copics:

Hair: C9, C6, C5, C1

Pinks: RV55, RV63, RV00, RV000

Flesh: E13, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R32, R30

Bear: E53, E41, E50

 

Have a good day

Hugs

Jacs xxxx

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Sweet Love

 

Morning all,  I had a completely different day from what I intended yesterday, I woke up looking forward to making cards with all my new purchases, I started with the idea of putting all my new dies in see through pouches and filing them in the relevant box (I keep large dies in one box, small Nesties and Doily's in another and finally labels, flowers, swirls etc in another).  But when it came to putting them in the boxes I realised what an untidy crafter I am, most of the dies were just thrown into the box not in their pouches, its a wonder I can find anything, anyway 3 hours later they were all nice and tidy and in the relevant place, but the tidy bug had taken hold of me and I decided to sort out my charms into Girls, Boys, Corners, hearts etc, so it wasn’t until 4.3o that I finally got down to start stamping.

 

 

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Here is my card, I just had to use one of the new Lili of the Valley Stamps from the release due out on the 28th March, it was a hard decision deciding which stamp to use as they are all awesome.   The Backing papers are from The Fairytale of Spring collection from Pion Designs available from Crafts U Love.   I have tucked a doily cut with a Cheery Lynn  French Pastry Doily Die from Dies to Die for. The Birdcage charm and Whimsey Stamps Celebrations Pennants Stamp are from The Hobby House. 

 

 

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Copics Used:

Aquas:  B01, B00, B000

Peach: R22, R21, R00

Boys Hair: Y26, YR21, Y23

Flesh: E13, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R32, R30

Shirt: E70, E42, E41

Hat: E71, E70, E40

 

Have a good day

Hugs

Jacs xxx

Friday, 23 March 2012

A Present for Mum

 

Had a fabulous day at the NEC yesterday caught up with the lovely Burt, Ali, Louise, Marianne, Cathy, Lisa, Lynsey, Kath (minus) Buddy,   Lisa, Liala and Richard from LOTV, Jill from the Hobby House, all the Girls and of course Ross from Crafters Companion, spent more time gabbing than Spending, but did get all the new Lili of the Valley Stamps, cannot wait to stamp them up, more embellies, and a few more dies, and a couple of Tonic edge punches.

Its Mums birthday on the 28th of this month, it is so hard to think of what to buy for someone who is 89 &  has everything she needs, so as well as the usual clothes and underwear, I thought she might like a plant she could keep on the table beside her.  This week on Just Magnolia & hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge,  our Teamie Anne choose the theme “More than one Fold” , and I decided to make a container for Mums Plant.  This is not my idea I saw one of these containers made by Paula from Which Craft using their Tag and Squares pack, I am so pleased how it worked out.

 

 

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The Mauves Gingham and Spot papers are by Craft Creations, I picked them up at Dies to Die for last time I was there. I have used a Doo Hickey Swirl Die cut from Mauve Co-Ordinations card , and the Polka Dot Rose is made with SpellBinder Die.

 

 

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All the Tildas have been coloured with Copics numbers below.

 

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Here is the other side of the container, as you can see I have used large flat back pearls on the two side panels these are from The Hobby House.

 

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Copics Used:

Flesh: E13, E11, E00, E000, R35, R32

Hair: E41, E40

Mauves: Vooo, V01, V12, V15, V17

Shoes: E70, E41

Pinks: RV55, RV63, RV00

Hugs

Jacs xxxx

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Lilis Little Fairies Challenge

 

Morning Peeps this is a very, very quick post, I will be on the way to NEC by the time you read this, Lin is picking me up at 6am so we should be well on our way.  Lots of people I am longing to meet up with again, so really looking forward to it.

 

 

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Its time for a new Lilis Little Fairies Challenge this week we have a fabby sketch by our talented teamie Jacque,  I have used this sweet little ballerina from Lili of the Valleys latest release she is called Wishing upon a Star,  I just want to give her a bug hug just love her.  I have coloured her with Copics as usual.  Doo Hickey Swirl Die has been used and the papers are from Nitwits Collections cannot remember what set and have no time to check at the moment so sorry!!!!  The flowers are of course from Wild Orchid Crafts.

 

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See you all tomorrow

Hugs

Jacs xxxx

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Party Time

OMG what a plonker I just came on to schedule tomorrow’s post and realised my Simons Says Challenge Card, that I had schedule for 9am this morning (or so I thought) , wasn’t here, on checking I had chosen 28th April on the schedule calendar, sorry Heidi and Girls for being so late mwah xxx

It's time for  Simon Says Stamps Challenge ,  this week as it's the last challenge of the month we have a fab theme for you !!
ANYTHING GOES !!! :-)
the DT work really hard to try to comment on all entries but we are having a few problems with blogger at the moment, I am sure you are all aware of it, so please be assured that every entry will be included in the prize draw :-) Good Luck to ALL :-)

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

 

 

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We are showcasing products from My Favorite Things this week, just my cup of tea all those lovely Die-Namics Dies to choose from.   The stamp is from the Penny Black  Clear “In the garden “ stamp set, my Die-Namic Dies are Decorative Doily , Dizzy BorderMagnolia papers, a selection of flowers, the large one is by Prima.

 

Do pop over to the challenge blog and check out the gorgeous creations the team have made and we would love for you to join and be in with a chance to win this fabulous prize.

Simon Says Stamp

Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Sorry this is so rushed have to get tomorrows post written and scheduled before I go to bed at 7.30 we start out at 5 o’clock tomorrow morning, so it a 3.30 wake up call for me.

 

If you would like to join in my Sweet Sugar candy please scroll down to next post

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

An Easter card

 

Morning Peeps, a sweet little Easter Image for you today,  one of the Lili of the Valley latest releases, this one is called Easter Sweeties.  I am finding it really hard to actually get back into colouring and cardmaking at the moment, I am not happy with anything I make, I hope this is just a blip and I get back into the swing of things again.

 

 

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Copics have been used to colour the image, (Nos: below) the lovely fresh spring papers are from Craft Creations and are available from Crafts U Love. I used a Go Kreate Die for the base card, The Seam Binding and Lace is from The Ribbon Girl and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

 

 

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Copics Used

 

Yellow: Y06, Y11

Orange: Y38, YR16

Greens: YG09, G07, YG06

Aquas: BG49, BG15

Pinks: RV55, R81

Greys: C1, C00

 

Hugs

Jacs xxx

Monday, 19 March 2012

1 more sleep

 

Morning all only 1 more sleep before you will be able to buy the A Crafters Companion Beatrix Potter Collection that will be Ideal Worlds Pick of the Day .   This new collection includes 3 CD-Roms, 3 Stamp Sheets, Blank cards, Decoupage and even Gems and Ribbons.  The new collection features, Benjamin Bunny, Timmy Tiptoes, & Mr Jeremy Fisher

 

 

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The Topper and Papers on this card are from the Mr Jeremy Fisher CD-Rom, I have finished off the topper with Crafters Companion Spray & Shine, which gives it a really lovely look without being too shiny.

 

 

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This card is made with a Card Blank, Ribbon and Rub Ons  from the Crafters Companion Papercrafting Elements collection.  I have cut the front from the Card blank and added it to a larger card.

 

 

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The Little Tag has been printed and cut out from the Benjamin Bunny CD Rom, I have distressed the edges and add a Rub on

 

And My final card for today is also made from a card blank, I have cut the image from the card blank and used Collall  3d Glue Gel, to a sheet of Blue backing paper from the CD, I also printed another sheet of Green Paper onto card and made the frame, I was quite pleased with how it turned out as I had to make my own template for the frame. 

 

 

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See you tomorrow

Hugs

Jacs xxxx

Sunday, 18 March 2012

The Ribbon Girl Challenge

 

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Happy Sunday to you all today its time for a New Ribbon Girl Challenge this month our challenge is the lovely fresh combination of Aqua and White.

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There are 2 fabulous prizes for you to win This beautiful Aqua & White Ribbon Kit

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and a £10 voucher from Lili of the Valley

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We also have a fabulous Guest Designer joining us the lovely Pam Frank.

 

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I have gone back to using Distress Inks for colouring on this card, I coloured it once and was really disappointed that I had forgotten how to use them properly so that went straight into the bin, then I had a light bulb moment and remembered I had posted a couple of Distress Ink Tutorials on my blog, checked it out and was much more satisfied with the result, so I have to thank myself for reminding me how to use them.Smile

 

The papers are all by Magnolia, and  I have used Aqua  Co-Ordinations Card for the backing.

 

Medium Aqua Buttons, White Flower Guipure Lace, Silk RibbonHeart Charm, White Open Rose,  and Ivory Button Twine are all; from The Ribbon Girl

 

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Hope you are all having a brilliant Sunday

Hugs

Jacs xxx

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Happy Squirrel Day

 

Morning Peeps, are you ready for something really cute, Saturdays Card for you is another Sneak Peek  from the new Beatrix Potter Collection by Crafters Companion,   todays offering is from The Timmy Tiptoes CD-Rom , I have used one of the awesome frame cards,  using lots of Glamour Dust around the swirls.  I am in love with both of these subtle backing papers.

 

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This new collection includes 3 CD-Roms, 3 Stamp Sheets, Blank cards, Decoupage and even Gems and Ribbons.  The new collection features, Benjamin Bunny, Timmy Tiptoes, &; Mr Jeremy Fisher and will be making its debut 9pm  Tuesday 20th March on Create and Craft TV. 

All the CD-Roms  contain the usual elements you expect from a Crafters Companion CD, and some added elements like the Card Companions and Stamping Tags, the Backing Papers are just to die for, another great product from them here.

If you would like a chance to win the whole collection worth over £74 you will find a link at the top of my Side Bar.

Hugs

Jacs xxxx

Friday, 16 March 2012

Day 3 of Beatrix Potter Sneak Peeks

A further Sneak Peek from the Crafters Companion Beatrix Potter Collection that will be Create and Crafts Pick of the Day from  Tuesdays (20th March) .   This new collection includes 3 CD-Roms, 3 Stamp Sheets, Blank cards, Decoupage and even Gems and Ribbons.  The new collection features, Benjamin Bunny, Timmy Tiptoes, & Mr Jeremy Fisher


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This easel card has been made with a Sheet from the Card Companion collection and Backing paper both from the Benjamin Bunny CD-Rom.  All the CD-Roms  contain the usual elements you expect from a Crafters Companion CD, and some added elements like the Card Companions and Stamping Tags, the Backing Papers are just to die for, another great product from them here.

If you would like a chance to win the whole collection worth over £74 you will find a link at the top of my Side Bar.

Hugs
Jacs xxxx

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Ribbon Girl _ Lace Giveaway


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Mary is celebrating her birthday with a beautiful giveaway - you could win this fun, felt, flower-festooned bag full of cotton, guipure and vintage style fine cluny lace in white, cream and black - a mega sixteen metres !! just think how many cards you could decorate!  All of the lace in The Ribbon Girl online store is of the very best quality and looks beautiful whether used on wedding invitations and stationery, cards, scrapbook pages, dolls clothes, lingerie, bed linen, baby clothes, accessories for the home, ornaments and all types of craft and sewing projects
Just leave her a comment and tell her how you would use the lace - the give away will close in 7 days time on Thursday 22nd March and one winner will be picked at random - good luck! 

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Morning Peeps a bit late posting this morning, had a late night.  I have 2 cards for you today one my DT card for Lilis Little Fairies Challenge and a further Sneak Peek from the Crafters Companion Beatrix Potter Collection that will be next Tuesdays (20th March) POW on Create and Craft.

 

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This week the theme on Lilis Little Fairies Challenge is Butterflies and Fairies, I have chosen Cake Glorious Cake for my image this week she has been coloured with Copics on Neenah Classic Card, had a mad session with Punches and Dies when making this one, I have used Do Hickey Vintage Label die,  Half XXL Frilly Square die from    Go Kreate Dies for the card base,  and Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch.  The papers are by Magnolia and I bought them at Crafts U Love.

 

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The Copics used on the Image are:

 

Pinks: RV17, RV19, R85, RV000,

Greens: YG63, YG61

Cake: E35, E33, E30

Hair: E71, E70, E40

Flesh: E11, E21, E00, E000, R20

 

Now here is todays sneak peek from the Benjamin Bunny CD-Rom

 

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After not having time to play with the Paintbox Poppet CD-Rom I made sure I made time to play with this one, another Great Collection from Crafters Companion, this is one of 3 CD-Roms that will be released next week on Create and Craft the Cds feature Benjamin Bunny, Timmy Tiptoes  and Jeremy Fisher also included in the collection are 3 sets of stamps featuring the same character.

 

I have used a decoupage sheet and backing papers from the CD-Rom, don’t you love these beautiful pastel shades.  The Ribbon is also from Crafters Companion and the lace and Rose is from The Ribbon Girl.

 

Don’t forget to scroll down to the post below to join in the Beatrix Potter Blog Hop and have a chance of winning the whole collection worth over £74 .

Huggles

Jacs xxxxx

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Hop along with our Blog Hop

Hi all, and welcome to the Crafters Companion Blog Hop to celebrate the release of the new Beatrix Potter CDs and stamps.
If you have landed here from Katina's Blog then you are hopping in the right direction. If not then you need to pop over to the Crafter’s Companion News blog to begin.
Our DT have had a great time creating with the new range from Crafter’s Companion and to celebrate the launch of these stunning new collections on Tuesday 20th March as Pick of the Day on Ideal World, we have decided to give you a chance to see some Sneak Peeks and also have the chance of winning a fabulous Prize:
All three new CDs and all three new stamps (worth £74.94)!
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Today I have a Jeremy Fisher card for you, The stamp and Sentiment are both from The Jeremy Fisher Stamp Sheet and has been printed onto Watercolour Paper and coloured with Derwent Watercolour Pencils.  The papers are from the Jeremy Fisher CD-Rom I love the red paper its really looks as if it has been embossed.
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All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this great prize is visit each blog in order and then go back to the Crafter’s Companion News Views and Inspiration Blog to leave your link. Along the way you will notice that each Blog will give you a letter - make a note of these as they will make a phrase which we will ask you for if your number is drawn by Random.Org on the morning of Tuesday 20th March.
My letter is: M
From here, you need to hop to Lisa's blog.
PLEASE DO NOT TELL US WHAT THE WORD IS ON THE CRAFTER’S COMPANION NEWS VIEWS AND INSPIRATION BLOG, WE WILL E-MAIL YOU FOR THE ANSWER IF YOUR ENTRY NUMBER IS DRAWN.

Best of Luck to you all

Huggles
Jacs xxxxx
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MY DT CARD FOR THE SIMON SAYS STAMP CHALLENGE.  YOU WILL GET A REAL SURPRISE WHEN YOU SEE IT Smile
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