Thursday, 19 July 2012



I had great fun colouring this beautiful Digital Image called Abigail from Just Inklined, I have lots of colour schemes just waiting to be tried with the image.  I would love to have been around at the right time to wear one of these hats.



I haven’t added much to the card as the image says it all, the papers are by FabScrap, the Ribbon and Dazzle centre are from Creative Studio, the feathers are from a local department store.  The image has been coloured with copics.  I am afraid the photo is not very good but have tried to edit.




Copics Used:

Greys: C6, C6, C5, C3, C1

Mauves: V17, V15, V12, V01, V00

Pinks: R85, R83, R81, RV000

Greens: YG67, YG63, YG61, YG93

Flesh: E13, E21,  E00, E000


I am off to bed now as I haven’t slept for 48 hours, but Mum seems to have at last gone to sleep so I am going to see if I can get a couple of hours and get rid of this migraine.



Jacs xxx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Autumn is coming

What a dismal title but it wasn'’t really the weather that prompted this it was the lovely Autumnal Colours of the backing paper.  It seems to be getting later and later in the morning for me being able to post my card, its not that I am a lay-in bed sort of person, I am usual up before 5.30, I just seem to find more things to do before I can get up here in my craft room.


I have used another of the Turning Leaves Collection of Tildas today which I received from Bunny Zoes Craft at the weekend, I just love her little pot belly in this image.  I was not happy with how I coloured her hair on this one, but because of the time factor it will have to do.  The backing paper is also from the Magnolia Turning Leaves Collection, not my sort of colours at all, but it hasn’t turned out to bad.


Hope you have a good day


Jacs xxx

Monday, 16 July 2012



Morning Peeps, well the sun didn’t last long did it, another grey day, just right for spending your time crafting.  I do hope it cheers up as the Olympic Flame is coming through the village on 19th July and of course I will down there to cheer it on its way,  So although the title of this post is the name of todays stamp it is also how I am feeling.


This gorgeous image is by Wee Stamps for Whimsey, as I said before her name is “Hopeful”.  I have coloured her with Copics and Pencils.  The Papers are from my stash but I now they are from a Tilda Paper Pad but I am afraid I don’t know which one.  The stunning Floral Square behind the image is by Memory Box.  I have used some bright pink seam binding from The Ribbon Girl to threrad through the Whimsey Double Scallop Border Die.


Copics Used:

Hair: E18, 23 & 51

Flesh: E11, 21, 00, 000, R20

Dress: R85, 83, 81, 000

Trousers: B23, 31, 32, 41


Jacs xxxx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

J & C Creations Challenge DT Card


Morning all, there is a big yellow ball in the sky this morning does anyone know what it is?

This week saw a new challenge posted on J & C Creations Challenge the Theme is ANYTHING GOES, we are sponsored once again by J & C Creations with a £20 voucher to be spent on their extensive website, it is not necessary to use J & C Products on your cards and the only rule is no back linking, so why not pop over and come and join us, you have to be in it to win it.


I have a lot of non crafty things going on here at the moment so I have made a really quick card I think the whole thing took 45 minutes, that is a record for me.  The fab christmas image is from The Heartfelt Creations Snowy Windows stamp set, it was stamped with Stazon and has lots of Glamour Dust added (which appears invisible on this photo).  I have used Sizzix On The edge Snow Flurries Die down the edge of the card which was distressed with Black Soot Distressed Ink and then liberally sprinkled with Glamour Dust.  The Flowers and Branches were cut from black card with Sizzix Big Z Tattered Pinecone Die.


have a good day


Jacs xxx

Saturday, 14 July 2012



Well I must admit I am so pleased Friday 13th is now over and done with, 13 has always been a lucky number to me but boy oh boy yesterday was the pits.

I did promise to post my Just Magnolia & hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge DT Card yesterday afternoon but the day and evening just run away from me and before I knew it it was Midnight.  I managed to get to sleep and then was rudely awoken by my Telephone ringing, by the time it had registered and I had managed to answer the phone they had rung off, I did the normal and rang 1471 only to be told they did not have the number, Grrrrrrr!!!!, of course all sorts of scenarios went through my head, had something happened to one of the boys, who had been celebrating my youngest 29th Birthday etc etc. So it ended up to be about 3am before I finally dozed off, to again be awoken at 6am by Mum calling out that she didn’t think she was well enough to go to school today, so I finally gave up on all thoughts of sleep and came up here. 


Well thats my moan over so back to crafting, as i said this is my DT Card for the Just Magnolia & hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge, the challenge this week is BINGO


I have chosen the diagonal line Wings, Flowers, Lilac.  I received some of the lovely new release Tildas from Nikki at Bunny Zoes Craft, this one is called Goosebump Tilda, once again this is another of those Tilda images that is a dream to colour.  The papers are by Pion Designs, and I have used a number of Doo Hickey Floral Dies to make the flowers.



Before I go I would just like to let you know that we have posted a new challenge on the J & C Creations Challenge  Blog, this month our challenge is Anything Goes. I know this is one of your favourite themes, we have been sponsored by Jenny and Denise from J & C Creations with a £20 voucher to be spent on their fabulous website, do hope you can come and support us.

Have a lovely Saturday, I think I am going to take it easy today


Jacs xxxxx

Friday, 13 July 2012

Pretty in Pink



Good Morning, have actually managed a card today and it is one I made yesterday not one that has been hanging a round for a while,  I really enjoyed getting back to crafting.

Yesterday saw a new challenge on Lilis Little Fairies Challenge where our theme is Pretty in Pink, we are sponsored with a £10 voucher from the Ribbon Girl  so I do hope you will come and join us.


Once again I have used the papers from the Papermania Lucy Cornwell Pad from the Range, I went out and bought out the 12x12 pad as I love it so much and have nearly got through my 6x6 pad. The fabulous frame around Lili of the Valley’s Dandelion Fairy is by Sizzix, I love it.  I have coloured the Fairy with Copics .  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Craft and the lush Ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl.


Copics used:

Pinks: R85, R83, R81, RV000

Greens: YG63, YG61

Hair: E43, E41, E40

Flesh: E11, E21, E00, E000

Will be back later with my Just Magnolia Card

Thanks for looking


Jacs xxxxx

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Time for some DIY


Morning all its going to be a quick one this morning as I am going to sort out my wardrobe today, most of my summer clothes have not seen the light of day since last September and I may find I need to buy just a few more before my holiday lol!!! (as if I need an excuse), so that may also mean a trip to Canterbury.


This is Home Improvements stamp from the Kenny K range by Whimsey Stamps, The Greeting  and corner are both by Whimsey Dies.  The delicious papers are from the Basic Grey Konnichiwa Pad, love the colours in this pad.  The rolled roses and swirl are also made with paper from the same pad.


Forgot to make a note of the colours so sorry

Have a good day.


Jacs xxx

Monday, 9 July 2012

The Time Keeper

Morning Peeps, brrrrr!!!!! its really cold down here today just the right weather to spend the day crafting.  Hope it warms up before the end of the month as I am going down to the Caravan at Rye Harbour with the grandchildren for a well earned rest at the end of this month, cannot wait a whole fortnight away.  After fighting for 5 years I have actually been award a small sum of money to help pay for a live in carer for mum, although it only covers one week, I don’t mind paying the balance just to get away and have a rest, hope that doesn’t sound mercenary. 
Last week I received another of Sam Pooles fabulous DT packages, I always get excited when her parcels fall on my mat as I know they will be full of lush crafty stash and something completely different.  In the parcel was Sams new stamp set “The Time Keeper” the A5 sheets includes the large image on this card which was stamped with an Emboss Ink Pad and embossed with WOW copper embossing Powder, the two different size cog stamps are also on the stamp sheet as is the fabulous clock face which I stamped in black then Triple embossed.  Also in the package where two other large background stamps Newsprint, which has been stamped distressed, torn and then popped behind the main image, and also the Hexagon Stamp which I again stamped with the Embossing Ink Pad and Wow Copper Distress Powder.  The Sprocket Gears, Decorative Clock Hand, Copper Chain and bulldog clip are all by Tim Holtzs.
Different for me I know but I do hope you like.
Jacs xxxxxx

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Flutterbuy Butterfly

Happy Sunday all.  I am trying to get all my work and craft done this morning so I can relax and watch the tennis this afternoon, I would love Andy Murray to win but I think he has already won by just getting to the final, the trouble with us Brits is we put to much pressure on our sportsmen and women, the amount of coverage the poor man got in the papers and on TV this morning is enough to make anyone want to run away.

Right then down to todays card.




My favourite Tilda today, she has been coloured with Spectrum Noirs on Neenah Classic card, the colours and a little tutorial can be found on the Spectrum Noir Blog.

The papers are a mixture of Magnolia and Nitwits Collections.  The Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have used a couple of Doo Hickey Dies, (Fence, Label and Dragon Fly) available from Crafts U Love.   White Flower Guipure Lace, White Seam Binding and the Heart Charm are all from the Ribbon Girl.



Don’t forget to visit the post below to join in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog Hop, and to be in with a chance of winning the Penny Black Stamp Warmest Wishes I have on offer.

Have a great day

Jacs xxxx

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Penny Black Blog Hop–Summertime and the living is easy

OK IT'S NEWS TIME and all change at Penny Black Saturday...the blog's had a make-over...a brand new look for another change...we are moving to a MONTHLY challenge on the first Saturday of each month..relieving the pressure a bit on our fabulous Design Team and also giving you all more time to be creative and join in the fun...
and to celebrate we are having a good old Penny Black Saturday Blog Hop
so...let's get the party started....all you need to do is jump on the Penny Black Saturday Bus
and hop off along the way to visit all the Penny Black Saturday girls and our special guest designers...
there are extra prizes to be won along the way...all you have to do is leave a comment when you visit...
You should have popped over here from Helens Blog
and just in case you get lost along the way here is a list of the links for everyone taking part in the HOP.

And July's challenge is....
(and the living is easy)
The challenge will close at
8pm (UK time) on Thursday 2nd August
Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful sponsors...there are 5 prizes up for grabs...the winners will be chosen at random and will be announced at the next challenge on 4th August.
First Day of Christmas
Here is my Summer Card, wouldn’t it be nice if our UK weather this year allowed us to do some sunbathing, Summer has been a very damp squid so far.  But at least we had some good news on the Tennis Front, well done Andy Murray, what a breath taking nail biting match it was.
This Penny Black stamp is called “Uplifting Occasions” and is available from J & C Creations, I have used Copics to colour the image.  The papers are from Nitwits Collections, I have used a new Whimsey Doiley Dye and the Swirls are from Doo Hickey available at Crafts U Love.

I also have a Little Penny Black Stamps as a Candy prize, this was one of my favourite Vintage stamps from Penny Black and I was so pleased it is now available in the Slapstick Stamps Collection.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning this Stamp could you please link on your blog and leave a comment below, and Mum will choose a winning name on the 2nd August.
So I do hope you will come and join us on this blog hop.  Your next stop on the hop is Jennys  fabulous blog
Best of Luck
Jacs xxxx

Friday, 6 July 2012

Bear Hug


Good morning all, today we have a new challenge on Just Magnolia Just Magnolia & hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge and I have actaully managed to make a card for the first time in weeks.


And now for the details of this week’s challenge – we’ve something a bit different this week … All The B’s!  So if it starts with a B e.g. Bling, Butterflies, Bows,  Buttons, Blooms, etc you can use it on your project or card

The prize is a $25 voucher to spend on anything you like at Simon Says Stamp!  Not bad hey??


I have Chosen Bows and Bears as my B.  I have coloured the image with Copics and Polychromos Pencils.  The Pearl Swirls are from The Hobby House, the papers are the last of my Pion Designs collection, note to self Order Some More,  I have been trying to cut down on  buying backing papers as I have enough here to stock a warehouse, but I really, really, really need some more Pion Papers.  I have used the Marianne Designs small rose die for the flowers, and the Ribbon & Lace are from The Ribbon Girl.


Not many Colours used on this one

Hair E43, E41, E40

Skin: E13, E21, E00, E000

Dress: E43

Bow: V14, V12, V)1, V000

Bear: E53, E51, E50, E59, R30

Have a good day


Jacs xxx

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Lilis Little Fairies Challenge

Thursday means its time for Lilis Little Fairies Challenge where this week our theme is “Anything Goes”, we are sponsored this week with a £10 gift voucher from J & C Creations, do hope you can come and join us.

I have used “Close Your Eyes” for todays card and coloured the image with Copics, The papers are Magnolia 6” x 6” Lucky Clover available from Crafts U Love.  The swirls are cut with Doo Hickey Vintage Swirl Die  and the flowers are from my stash. 

The Colours Used are:

Greens: YG63, YG61, G82

Skin: E11, E00, E000, R30

Peach: R02, YR00, YR01

Browns: E43, E41, E40, E17, E53, E51, E50


Jacs xxxx

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Baby Boy

Morning Peeps, another card that was made a while ago but never shown.  I was asked to make a baby boy card but it had to bave a teddy bear on it, this little Fizzy Moon was just perfect.
I thought he was crying out to be 3d’d so I coloured him 3 times with Copics (sorry forgotten colours).  The delicious Banner Paper is from a Papermania Pad by Lucy Cornwall that I found at the Range.I have used a  Whimsey Corner Die, and DooHickey Cloud and Banner Die available from Crafts U Love.
The inside of the card was decorated with Matching papers from the Papermania Pad.
Sorry this is so quick but I am waiting for the District Nurse and she was due 5 minutes ago
Have a good day
Jacs xxxxx

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Best Wishes

Good morning all, I am a bit late today, we have been digitally thingermejigged in Canterbury, it made no difference to me as I have sky in my craft room but Mum has BT Vision in her TV’s, it has taken me all morning to reconfigure the blooming box, it makes me so cross if I wasn’t here she would have no TV Picture at all, and to be honest she would just be happy with BBC and ITV too many channels just confuse her, why can they not just leave things alone ohhhhhhh!!!! so cross I could crush a grape.


Its a sweet Bildamalarna Stamp called Love You available from J & C Creations, I have coloured the image with Spectrum Noirs onto Neenah card (colours below).  The images has been matted onto a Co-ordinations Card Mat cut with The Spellbinders Elements lace Doily Motif Die.  For the paper roses I used matching backing paper and Bitty Blossoms Die.  The rest of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Spectrum Noir Colours Used:


GB8, GB6, TN2, TN1, FS3, EB4, TN6

Pump: GB8, EB1

Handle: Eb7, EB10, EB2

Bucket: IG4, IG3, IG2, IG1

Other colours: PP2, PP1, CT3, CG4, CG2, TB1

Happy Crafting


Jacs xxxx

Monday, 2 July 2012

Christmas Bunny

Back again as promised with a stamped and coloured card for you. 

I love this little Christmas Bunny Stamp by Wee Stamps by Whimsey, I had him as a digi image last year but when my PC went caput I lost all of my digis, so was more than pleased to see he had been released in rubba.  I have coloured him with Spectrum Noirs .  The scrummy paper is by Magnolia, I think it was last years release.  I have also used two Whimsey Dies on this one Double Scallop Doily and  the stunning Winter Jewel 1.

The Spectrum Noirs used to colour image:

Bunny: BG4, BG2, BG1, FS5, FS2

Sledge: EB5, EB3, TN7, TN5

Parcels: EB2, EB1

Reds: DR7, DR6, DR5, DR1

Greens: JG3, JG2, JG1

Blue: TB2

Enjoy the rest of your day

Jacs xxxx

Ho Ho Ho Christmas

Not a stamped image in sight on this post, I am not a CD crafter but since receiving my DT copy of Mulberry Wood CD from Crafters Companion I have been itching to make a card from The CD, I just fell in love with the images.  As the Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge for July is “Ho Ho Ho Christmas it was a perfect excuse to get crafting.  I do hope you can come and join in with this Months Challenge, we have a fabulous £30 voucher to spend on the website for one lucky person and you are not restricted to Crafters Companion products.


I have used a 6” gatefold card as the base for this creation, I used A3 Snow White Centura Pearl Card to create the base, the papers are all from the CD, Red Centura Pearl card from The Christmas Pack was also used for the matting and Layer along with another item I very seldom used Gold Mirra Card.   

The flowers were made by cutting the smallest die from the Doo Hickey Pionsettia Set was used to make the flowers and Gold Halo Glitter has been added to the centre of the flowers.  The leaves were die cut from the Red Centura Pearl Card.  The 2 images were from the Toppers section of the Mulberry Wood CD.


The inside of the card was made again using Toppers Sentiments and Decoupage from the CD.  The Little Hanging Charm is made with the fabulous Square Epiphnay Tool, an small image from the CD, Square Bubble Cap and the matching Square Charm Setting.  There are lots of different shapes available in the Epiphany Collection, they are excellent for not only making your own charms but also for jewellery .

I will be back later with a stamped card.

Huggles Jacs xxxx

Sunday, 1 July 2012

An Indian Dream


Good afternoon all, sorry had no time to do a card for today so I am showing one of the cards I made for Jayne Nestorenko's  new stamp release Grande Journeys.

I have so enjoyed using these stamps and have been pleased with everything I have made with them, it has been fun joining in Jaynes Dreams and Imagination, to find out more about how this collection was conceived by Jayne why not visit her website and Blog here, or join her facebook group Time for Tea with Jayne Nestorenko.


I have used the Taj Mahal Stamp Plate and


Indian Princess Plate for this card.  They were both coloured with Copics.

Sorry this is rushed but must get Mums Lunch now

Happy Crafting all


Jacs xxx

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