Monday, 30 April 2012

London 2012

Morning peeps, after an early night I was up at 5.30 this morning so thought I would put my time to good use and make some cards.  This week on J & C Creations Blog we are celebrating London 2012 with the brilliant Penny Black Stamp releases Love London and London 2012 available from J & C Creations .  So my first card this morning was from this collection, I will upload it to the J & C Creations blog later this week.  But please pop over there today to see a fabulous Invitation to a Street Party by our DT member Sharon.




This image is a wood-mounted stamp and is called Miniful, fabulous isn’t it.  The scrumptious topical papers are from Nitwits Collections, some really great designs in this collection.  I have kept the card quite plain just added the Die-Namics Star Die.




Copics used:

Blues: B45, B41

Reds: R46, R17, R5

Greys: 110, C7, C5. C3, C1, C0

Rest of colours: E77, E71, R21, R30, Y38, Y21


Hugs Jacs xxx

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Rain Rain Go Away


What is happening to the weather, the minute they announce a drought the heavens open.  Further down the village the roads are flooded and its a trial to get through.  I looked like a drowned rat when I got in late last night thank goodness I don’t have to go out today.


Anyway thats enough of that, I had a fabulous time in Wales at Dandie Crafts, Mandy and Debbie were the perfect hosts and the ladies who attended the demonstrations were all so friendly and soaked up everything I could teach them, I think they went home a happy band of Crafters.  Thanks Mandy and Debbie cannot wait to make a return visit.




Have a lot to catch up on today (mountains of ironing and cleaning), but managed to make a quick card this morning.  I bought lots of Gorjuss Girl stamps from The Hobby House when at the NEC and have not had time to ink them up until now, this little darling was just perfect for today, I am looking it the image now and wish I had added some raindrops before I mounted her up Sad smile


Quite a plain card today but i think there are just enough embellies on there, the lovely filigree corner and roses are from The Hobby House, the swirls and  seam binding  are from The Ribbon Girl.   The paper is by Fabscraps and is available at J & C Creations.



Copics used:


Pinks R85, R81, RV000

Beige: E43, E42, E40

Brown: E77, E57, E25, E33

Flesh: E13, E11, E00, E000, R30



Jacs xxxx

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Catch a Falling Star

Good morning peeps,  as I am still in Cardiff I thought I would show you the second card I used for my class at Crafts U Love this week.  Of course its another Tilda, the ladies who attend the classes just cannot get enough of her.




I fell in love with this gorgeous Maja Designs Sowing Seeds Paper as soon as I saw it, I have used both both sides of the sheet on here.  Tilda Catching Stars has been coloured with Copics , colours below.  Other Magnolia products used are Doo Hickey Swirl Die &  Bloomy Tag Die, I have distressed around the edges of the tags and images with Broken China Distress InkThe Rose Ribbon is by Marianne designs.  I have again used my favourite Bitty Blossom Die to make the small rose.  All the products are available from Crafts U Love.



Copics Used:


Flesh: E13, E11, E00. E000, R20

Hair: E43, E40

Dress: B41, B32


Hugs Jacqui xxx

Friday, 27 April 2012

Off to Cardiff


Another scheduled post from me today,  I am off to Cardiff until Saturday Evening.  Getting really excited at meeting Mandy Taylor again and have been promised Dinner at Ben and Gerrys  WooHoo!!!!




This is my card for the Just Magnolia & hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge where the Theme is Button & Bows.  I had to make this card in a real rush, sometimes those rushed cards turn out really well in fact better than those that have been planned and taken hours, (I love it when that happens), but then like this one they just don’t hit the spot.   So I will not spend much time explaining how I put this card together just give you a list of products used.


The images are coloured with Copics, papers by Magnolia, Lace , Button and Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and Flowers from The Hobby House.


Can you tell I am just not happy with it



Jacs xxxx

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Yesterday at Crafts U Love

Morning all, had a great day yesterday at Crafts U Love, was teaching 2 classes our theme this month was Colouring with Copics and Layering. We made this pink card in the morning and a Blue card in the afternoon, they copied my complete card in the morning session then the afternoon I asked them to arrange the layers and die-cuts I had already prepared for them to their own design.  I hope everyone went home happy with their makes from the smiles on their faces I think they did.




This is the card and Image we coloured and made up, it is very similar to a card I made the other week it has lots of layers on it so I thought it would make a good lesson.  I have used Magnolia Tilda with Ballet ShoesCheery Lynn English Tea PartyDoily Die, Doo Hickey Swirl and Blooming Tag, Magnolia Papers 6 x 6 Blooming Hearts and Eau de Cologne,  The Roses are cut with Creatabilities Bitty Blossoms and Spiral Blossom 1 all available from Crafts U Love.  The sentiment stamp is by Stempleglede.


A few pictures from the Morning Lesson, with some of the finished Projects.









I would of liked to show you all the finished samples but some of the ladies were not keen on having their photos taken.



Deep concentration.


Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

A touch of Steam Punk


This is a scheduled post so I hope it comes up.   Today being Wednesday it that means its time for  Simons Says Stamp Challenge  again, The theme this week is Anything goes, and I have taken that literally and had a go at a bit of Steam Punch.




I spent a lot of time on altering things that are not even seen on here but boy did I love getting mucky, Firstly I run the base card through a Darice Embossing Folder , then sprayed it with Cafe au Lait, Olive Green and Gold Glimmer mist, them I used a Spellbinder nestie to cut out the image mat, distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, then tore and distressed with the same ink a piece of Bo-Bunny Timepiece collection Backing paper.  Before assembling the card I tapped some Stampendous Aged Ivory embossing enamel along the bottom edge of the card and heat embossed until melted.


The Stamp is also from the Bo-Bunny Time Piece  stamp set, the Seam binding was dyed with the same three Glimmer mists as the card.  The metal embellishments are all from the Tim Holtzs Idea-ology range.  Can you spot the deliberate mistake (I took the picture before my glue had dried.)  Wold you believe all these products are from Simon Says Stamp.



And don’t forget as usual Heidi has donated a $50 Dollar Gift voucher to spend on the website.



have a good day


jacs xxxx

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Just Swinging By

Morning all,  a couple of cards to share with you today, not too much blurb, I have 2 classes tomorrow at Crafts U Love and have got to get the final prep done this morning and I am off to do a demo in Cardiff at the weekend so I might as well prep for that at the same time.


First I have another card from the Crafters Companion,s latest release A Year with Humphrey, this is the little Lottie “Swinging By”  stamp.




The image has been coloured with Spectrum Noirs and stamped with memento Ink on Neenah Classic Card, the subtle backing paper is from the Humphreys Corner Crafting Collection CDThe roses have been made from the same backing paper with the Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Die.






My next card is another experimental one playing with Spellbinders Dies, although this one is very plain and I was not going to use it for a post I thought it would be good to share my experimental journey with you from the beginning.  I am having a great time combining 2 completely different types of crafting in a day, I felt I was getting stale and bored but this last week I have re-discovered why I took up crafting.




I bought some new Spellbinders dies at Ally Pally, they were still in their packaging so I thought it was time I took them out and had a play, The Bitty Blossoms rose was layer onto a Little doily from The Moroccan Accents set, and the larger doily behind is an Older die I think it is called Snowflake, the Sentiment is stamped onto a Label die from Parisian Accents all have been edged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.


The Corner Stamps and sentiment are from various Stempleglede stamp sets.


The distressed papers are by FabScraps and will be available from the J & C Creations website later this week, I have used Stampendous Frantage Pearlised Mica Fragments, and Lavender Crushed Glitter Glass on the centre border.  I am pleased to tell you that the Stampendous Frantage products (as shown on Create and Craft) should be available on the  J & C Creations website from tomorrow.





have a good day all


Jacs xxxx

Monday, 23 April 2012

Happy Birthday to You!!


Morning Peeps, thanks for all the lovely comments yesterday on my new position, you really are the best.  As I said yesterday although I am branching out into  different techniques in my crafting I could never leave cute behind and to prove it todays card is a sweet Bildmalarna Image.





I am entering this card for the Bildmalarna Challenge, the theme is Bingo and I have chosen the Top Line, Pearls, Punches, & Wings


Don’t you love these awesome backing papers, they are from the Nitwits Collection Gratitude Too collection lovely shades on here of Pinks/Mauves & Yellows.  The image has been stamped and coloured on Neenah Classic Card with Spectrum Noirs (colours below).


Lots of dies used again, including Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Doily Die, Doo Hickey Bloomy Tag & Swirl Die,  Martha Stewart Leaf Die, The Flower is cut with Spellbinders Rose Creations 1 die, whilst still in the die I distressed with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, and then added 3D Crystal Lacquer.


Corners and Pearls from The Hobby House and Seam Binding and Twine from The Ribbon Girl .




Colours Used:


Dress: Parcel, Ribbon:  V12, V01, V000, RV000, R81

Wings, Sleeves, Socks, Parcel: C1, Co, C00

Hair, Cake, Teddy, E35, E34, E30, E77

Leaves: G21

Icing & Bird: Y23, Y21



Jacs xxx

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Experimenting and Some Exciting News

Afternoon, did you see the Humphrey Launch Show, I must say I think my DT friends have really outdone themselves with their stunning samples, did you see the fantastic Products made for Crafters Companion by Hunkeydory, now as you know I am basically a stamper but I am going to buy these kits for my quick cards, The Cds, Stamps and Hunkeydory products are now available on The Crafters Companion website here.

Now for something completely different, this is a card I made after my visit to J & C Creations, as I have said before I have been looking for a change from cute (I will never give up cute so don’t worry) somedays I just feel stale and think I would like to try something else, well I have found it.  

I am so lucky  Jenny from J & C Creations has now asked me to work for her Wow I was so excited and proud to be asked as you can imagine, I will be running the Design Team, Setting up a new Challenge Blog (More about that in May), and helping to keep the blogs up to date.  I am so excited and got started straight away, fortunately this job does not clash with any other Design Teams I am on as the products they sell are so completely different.  The J&C Website is being updated this week so I cannot link back any of the products on this card but we will be up and running by Next weekend.


I have used Co-ordinations card as the base of this card, Crafters Companion have a complete range of this awesome card on their website.  I have also used Pearls and a Pearl Swirl from The Hobby House

The rest of the Stamps, Dies and Glitters are from J & C Creations, if you would like to know exactly what was used on here please pop over to the J & C Creations Blog, where I have listed all the products and more pictures

Thanks for looking
Jacs xxxx

Todays the Day!!!!!!!

WooooHooooo!!!!!!!! the waiting is over and todays the day you can all get your hands on the latest Humphrey Corner release, 12 fabulous stamps and a twin disc Resource CD from Crafters Companion, I so am excited about this release as the artwork is fantastic the cds as usual are full of brilliant Decoupage, Embellies, Toppers etc, plus a tutorial CD from Sara and Leann giving hints and tips on how to get the best from your Stamps and CD.

Humphrey launches on Create and Craft  today the shows are 11am 2pm & 5pm, then Monday 9am, 11am, 6pm.


Today I am using the Easter Stamp it has been stamped and coloured on Neenah Classic Card with  Spectrum Noirs , (another of the images that went off without me taking note of the numbers).

The papers are from the original Humphreys Corner Crafting Collection CD,


Have a great Sunday and don't forget to watch the programmes today
Jacs xxxxx

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Roses are Red

Beautiful blue sky here this morning makes you feel so much better after all the grey and wet stuff we have been having lately. 

Only one day to go now before the release of the All Seasons Humphrey Collection, I just know this is going to be another sell out for Crafters Companion.

Humphrey launches on Create and Craft  Sunday 22nd  and the shows are 11am 2pm & 5pm, then Monday 9am, 11am, 6pm.


Once again the papers are from the Humphreys Corner Crafting Collection CD as is the little stamping tag tucked behind the image. I have tried a bit of patchwork with the design papers this time, will try this again as I am pleased with the results.  The little tag hanging down from the ribbon also uses a stamp from the Roses are Red stamp sheet.

The image has been coloured with Spectrum Noirs  on Neenah Classic Card 


Greens: DG4, DG2, DG1
Reds: CR11, CR7 CR8 CR3
Pocket & Envelope: TN2 TN1

Jacs xxxx

Friday, 20 April 2012

Best Friends


Crafters Companion  will be launching a brand new Release of your favourite  little elephant very soon, and to get the ball rolling the Design Team are showing Sneak Peeks all week.  The release includes an Interactive CD full of Sally Hunters wonderful artwork , embellies, card blanks etc  and 12 new stamps covering every month of the Year, you are going to love them all.

Humphrey launches on Create and Craft  Sunday 22nd at 2pm and the shows are 2pm & 5pm, then Monday 9am, 11am, 6pm.



I know exactly who is going to get a card using this image for their Birthday, I have a confession to make, I wrote the Spectrum Noir colours on the back of the card which I have sent off now without making a note of them for myself Opps!!!!


The lovely papers are again from the Humphreys Corner Crafting Collection CD again the Allsorts Disk these 2 disks are really useful some delicious papers on them.


The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.




have a good evening


Jacs xxxx

I do love to be beside the Seaside



Morning all, a warning to you all, be really careful when trying to tidy up your blog!!! yesterday I thought I should try to tidy up the sidebar and deleted my Craft Blogs Link doh!!!!!! what an idiot, its still needs some work but I thought I had better leave it for a few days before I deleted anything else.


We have a lovely Challenge for you this week on Just Magnolia & hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge  SOFT SPRING SHADES, this lovely theme was chosen by our Host this week the lovely Deb.


I had fun making this card, I adore the image and she was fantastic to colour, The paper is by Magnolia, the doily behind the image is Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Doily Die.  I distressed the edges of the image with Broken China Distress Inks. 





The roses are made with Spelldinders Bitty Blossoms dies, and the large rose with Spiral Blossom 1, once I had made the roses I covered them with 3D Crystal Lacquer they look just like porcelain.




Copics used:


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

Aquas: B02, B00, B000

Hair: E43, E40


be back later with another Humphrey Sneak Peek.



Jacs xxxx

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Lilis Little Fairies Challenge


Back again this time with something a little bit different, yesterday Lin and I found a wonderful craft heaven really near to home,  I meet the lovely Denise and Jenny from J & C Creations at the CHA and we found out we all lived near each other, Jenny invited me to give her a ring and make arrangements to visit their warehouse once I got home, I have been so busy since we got back that it was not until last weekend that I managed to make arrangements to visit.    Wow!!!!!!!!! that place is an Aladdins Cave full of wonderful and unusual Goodies, well as you can guess my Stash Diet flew out of the window I was like a child in a sweetshop.  We also met 2 amazing crafters  I am sure lots of you have seen and admired their work at shows,  Julie Tidey and Lisa Baker,  who despite getting ready for  shows at Edinburgh and Newcastle  and being really busy spent time showing Lin and I lots of new techniques and ideas, thank you both girls, we both came away inspired and ready to try new techniques.  J & C Ctreations have an open day at their Premises in Maidstone at the  beginning of each month but of course the website is open 24/7.  We had such a good time and it was the lift we both needed we were so excited in the car coming home that to Lins despair I even started singing, if you have heard my voice you will understand how Lin felt.





Right down to this weeks card for the Lilis Little Fairies Challenge, which this week is Diamond and Pearls, when we got home last night I scrapped my original card for the Challenge and decided to try my hand at some of the new techniques we had learnt, as you can see I have a long way to go, a bit too much glitter on the flower for instance, but as a first effort I am quite pleased with it.  Most of the Products were from my purchases.


The image is the Lili of the Valley Filigree Heart stamp from their latest release, I have coloured it with Copics on Neenah Classic Card, The papers are  by FabScrapes, ohhhh they are lush.  I have made the border down the sides with Aged Rose Embossing Enamel, and Lavender Crushed Glass Glitter,  The simple White Flowers have been coloured with Copics and I have added (a little too much) Silver Halo Mix Glitter,  These products are so new they have not been uploaded to the website yet but will be in the next few weeks, but they will be available at the Shows.


The Pearl Swirls are from The Hobby House




Hope you have liked looking at my foray into a different type of crafting.


Jacs xxxx

Party Princess


Morning Peeps, todays sneak peek from  Crafters Companion  New Humphreys Corner stamp release is this dear little Party princess.





A perfect image for any little girl, she has been coloured with Spectrum Noirs on Neenah Classic Card,  The gorgeous yummy papers are from the Humphreys Corner Crafting Collection CD – Allsorts CD.  I am in love with Turquoise at the moment.


Have used my latest love Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die available from Crafters Companion for the roses cut from the same backing paper, and lots of lovely Sparkly Glamour Dust.




Spectrum Noirs Used:

Greys: IG2, IG3

Blue Turquoise: BT4, BT3, BT2

Yellows: CT4, CT2, CT1


Thanks for looking


Jacs xxxx

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Simon Says Challenge–Dawny’s Sketch

Back on Internet hopefully it is fully sorted now.
Its Wednesday that means its time for Simons Says Challenge this week we have a fabulous sketch by our very own Dawny P for you to follow. Don’t forget to p[op over to the Challenge blog to see the amazing creations by my fellow DT members.

sss sketch(1)

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. Remember you have to be in it to win it



I have used  the fabulous Stamping Bella Patsy Pixie stamp,  the backing paper comes from the Basic Grey Konnichiwa Paper Pad,  with the  Martha Stewart Floral Lace Edge Punch, and Chrysanthemum Large Punch for added detail.  The image has been coloured with Copics forgot to make a note of the colours (or maybe near the point I expect I made a note but have lost the piece of paper I wrote it on.


I am also entering this card in this weeks

Thanks for looking
Jacs xxxx

A-May-Zing News

This post will stay at the top until the 18th of April. Please scroll down for other posts
Hi everyone I have a very exciting giveaway to tell you about today. Nigel May from Create and Craft is releasing his own craft CD in conjuction with Crafter's Companion.
These are the show times: Thursday 19th @ 9pm and 11pm – Nigel and Sara – launching C&C Birthday festivities and Friday 20th @ 8am and 1pm – Nigel & Sara on C&C
To celebrate the launch of this fantastic CD I have a signed photograph of Nigel to giveaway.  For your chance to win please just leave a comment under this post and my other sneak peak posts. The more comments you leave the more chances you have to win.
Please leave your comments by 9pm on 18th April.
This is another card made from the CD it is so great for so many occasions!


Best of luck
Jacs xxx

Smile Please

Morning Peeps, yesterday was a real pain my Internet connection went down at lunch time and didn’t come back all day, it has been hit and miss this morning so I am hoping it stays up long enough for me to get this posted, and to allow me to go through my stack of e-mails.






Todays sneak peek is called Smile Please, I loved the paper from the original Crafters Companion  Humphreys Corner Crafting Collection CD, (Occasions Disk), I don’t think I have ever used this colour scheme before but I am liking it.


The Image has been coloured with Spectrum Noirs on Neenah Classic Card  colours below, The Seam Binding and Heart Charm at from The Ribbon Girl.

Humphrey launches on Create and Craft  Sunday 22nd  and the shows are 11am, 2pm & 5pm, then Monday 9am, 11am, 6pm.





Spectrum Noir Colours used:


Greys: IG2, IG1

Greens: CG4, CG3

Yellows: CT3, CT2, CT1

Coral CR2


If the Internet plays ball I should be back a little later with my Simon Says Stamps Challenge card


Jacs xxxx

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Party Time

Good Morning all, The new Humphrey release seems to have wetted your appetite, at least you will not have it wait long to get your hands on him,  but to keep you going todays Sneak Peek card is using my favourite ever Humphrey,






What a fantastic card he will make for any little boy, I actually have a phobia about clowns and have never been to a circus because of them but who could be scared of dear little Humphrey.

The papers used are from the original Humphreys Corner Crafting Collection CD – (the Allsorts Disk), they matched the image perfectly.  I have stamped and coloured the image with Memento Ink on Neenah Classic Card and Spectrum Noirs all available from Crafters Companion.





Spectrum Colours used:

Trousers, Hat: TB5, TB4, TB3, TB2,

Shoes: OR3, OR2, OR1,

T Shirt: OR2, CR10, CR7, CG2, CG1,

Ribbon & Bowtie: CR10, DR2, CR7,

Braces: BT6, BT5


Thanks for looking



Jacs xxxx

Monday, 16 April 2012

Humphrey is Back in Town


Good news for all you Humphrey Lovers out there, Crafters Companion  will be launching a brand new Release of your favourite  little elephant very soon, and to get the ball rolling the Design Team will be showing Sneak Peeks all week.  The release includes an Interactive CD full of Sally Hunters wonderful artwork , embellies, card blanks etc  and 12 new stamps covering every month of the Year, you are going to love them all.

Humphrey launches on Create and Craft  Sunday 22nd at 2pm and the shows are 2pm & 5pm, then Monday 9am, 11am, 6pm.



My first sneak peeks has used one of the new Stamps, and paper from the original Humphreys Corner Crafting Collection CD, isn’t that Duck just the sweetest.  I have stamped and coloured the image on Neenah Classic Card and Spectrum Noirs, I have tried to keep my samples quite simple for this release I want to draw your attention to the fantastic Images rather than the embellies.



The Spectrum Noir colours used:

Greys: IG2, IG1

Oranges: OR3, OR2, OR1

Greens: CG4, CG3


Had a fantastic 2 days at Alexandra Palace, meet lots of friends and made many new ones, what made it even better was the interest and excitement shown by visitors to the Spectrum Noir Colouring System.  It is so good when a demonstrator has products they believe in to work with, and it also helps when they generate excitement and  most of all are affordable.



Jacs xxxx

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Aqua, Orange & Pink

I cannot tell you how much my heart sunk when I saw the colour theme for this months Ribbon Girl Challenge , well out of my comfort zonr, but I can really say I enjoyed creating this card.

ribbon girl2

Its our 18th Challenge this month, can you believe it,
colour challenge label 18
I do hope you can come and join us this month, here is the inspiration for the challenge

April Colour

As usual there is a brilliant price the most beautiful collection of Beautiful Pink Ribbons

fuschia kit
Now for my Card
ribbon girl2

Once I had found the papers on Nitwits Collections website the card almost made its self, this collection is called Confection so what better Tilda to use than this little cutie sitting on a bag of sugar and eating her lolly, a girl after my own heart. 

The lovely 20mm Scallop Venice White Lace and 19mm Aqua Tiny Pom Pom trim are both from The Ribbon Girl.  Pearls, and Silver Corner are from The Hobby House, and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts 

Jacs  xxxxx
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