Saturday, 13 October 2012

DT Card for J & C Creations Challenge


Good morning peeps, I have Lucy, Ben and Robert with me this weekend so not much crafting will get done.  Today sees a new challenge posted on the J & C Creations Monthly  Challenge Blog , pour theme this month is Contemporary Christmas, we would like to see your cards with a contemporary theme, i.e. pastel colours, modern images etc.  The DT have created cards to get you started.  Once again we are sponsored by Jenny & Denise from J & C Creations  with a £20 voucher to spend on the J & C Creations Website, there is no product restriction just use your favourite images and embellies.  Simple Huh!!!!! so just pop over and join us.


Lots of my latest J & C Products on this one.   The image is by BildamarnaMimosa Lights the Way, she has been coloured with Copics as usual.  a couple of Spellbinders dies have been used: Cut Fold & Tuck Diamond Strips and Accents (although it says Pre-Order on the website they are now in stock), I have distressed the corner with Spun Sugar Distress Ink  whilst still in the die  and added Crystal Glamour Dust around the edges, it has been layed on to a Mauve card based cut with the base die.  The other Spellbinders Die is Layered Poinsettia the flowers were cut from white card and again lots of Crystal Glamour Dust has been added to the tips of each leaf/petal.  The fence a Marianne Creatable Die – Fence.   I added Liquid Pearls around the image.  The papers are from the new Magnolia Christmas Release, lace and Bells from The Ribbon Girl.


Have a lovely weekend all


Jacs xxxx

Friday, 12 October 2012

Hi Ho! Hi Ho! its Off to Work we Go

As soon as I saw this new Christmas Tilda I thought of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, you know the part I mean when the Dwarfs go off to work, then the blooming song came into mind and stayed there all day.


I have used 2 new Magnolia Christmas Stamps today, The Church Background and Tilda with Axe, they have both been coloured with Copics & Pencils, The papers are also from the new Magnolia Paper release.  I used Flowersoft on teh trees and for the snow, but I think my glue must have dried up a bit as I am not pleased with how it looks, seems very sparse to me.I tucked a bit of cheesecloth fabric behind the image.


Copics used:

Reds: R39, R37, R35, R32

Greens: G93, G82, G21

Browns: E57, E55, E53, E71, E43, E41m

Greys: C5, C3, C1, C0

I am entering this card for the Tilda Town ChallengeWalkin' in a Winter Wonderland

Happy Friday


Jacs xxxx

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Tis the Season

Afternoon all, every post I do lately is a quick one, there are never enough hours in the day.  Cannot believe the weather this week on Tuesday Myself my Aunt & Cousin took a bit of a break from all the arrangements and went for lunch at our Local Pub on the river –The Grove Ferry Inn – it was such fab weather, warm and sunny, that we were even able to sit outside beside the river, and here we are 2 days later grey pouring with rain and blooming cold.  We had a fabulous lunch we shared a very large seafood platter it was just yummy.


Received my new Tildas and Magnolia Papers from Bunny Zoes Craft yesterday and just had to have a go at colouring one of the images at least, I am sure you will agree that this Tilda with her reindeer is a stunning stamp, just take a look at the new Christmas papers from Magnolia, I think the best yet.

I have also used my new card blank set from Which Craft  - Vintage Step Card – another fabulous product from Paula, I have used one of the new  Christmas Grungy Messages from Lili of the Valley in the corner, what do you think of my Pearl Centre from Live and Love Crafts.


Copics Used:

Reds R39, R37, R35, R32

Browns: E35, E31, E40

Hair: E71, D43, E40

Greys: W5 W3 W1 W00

Flesh E13, E11, E00, E000

Have a good day all (or whats left of it)


Jacs xxx

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Winner of Jaynes Candy–Holly & Leaves & Poinsettia Stamps

Sorry I am a bit late posting this had lots of those horrible things you have to do after an inquest, absolute exhausted now.  Anyone without more ado and with a big Drum Roll!!!!!

The Winner of the 2 beautiful Christmas Stamps from Jayne Nestorenkos  Just my Imagination Range is:

No 44 Kim

Congratulations Kim please e-mail me at with your address dear and we will get them off to you asap.


Jacs xxxx

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

GDT Papertake Weekly Challenge and The Winner of my hidden candy

Evening all been a busy day today, this is the first chance I have had to upload todays post, sorry to have kept you waiting for the name of my Papertake Weekly 5th Birthday Candy – A Fabulous Molly Bloom Stamp the winner is No:


Congrats hun, If you could send your address to Dawny P dear she will arrange to get it sent of to you.  

I have been asked to stay on for another week as GDT on the Papertake Weekly Challenge, thanks Dawny, where this week the challenge is Animal Antics, with a super Candy from Whiff of Joy,


I have used another great Whipper Snapper Stamp on this card – Bear & Present, he looks as if he has one over the eight dosn’t he.  I have used a couple of Best Creations Backing Papers on here and 2 Sizzix Big Z dies, Weathered Clock and Hardware Findings.

The image is coloured with Copics.


Copic Colours Used:

Bear E08, E97, E21, Paws: E35, E53, E51, Nose E79, E57

Present: B06, B16, B14, B12  YR07, YR16, YR31

Reds: R39, R37, R35

Have a good evening


Jacs xxxx

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Christmas Candy

Goodness me so much candy around here at the moment, they say all good things come in threes.  The wonderful Jayne Nestorenko has given me 2 of her beautiful new Just My Imagination - Stamps for Christmas, which were released on Friday, to offer as candy today.  You will find these stamps so versatile they can be used on there own for the most stunning Classic card, or you can layer them for a real Wow factor, even just use sections of the stamp, each set comes with 3  beautiful sentiments, they stamp so perfectly that for a quick card it is possible to just stamp them with a clear ink pad and just heat emboss with Gold EP, you would not even need to colour them.  More information on the stamps can now be found on The Jayne Nestorenko Website
each set includes 4 stamps and are worth £12 each set.
All you need to do to win these stamps is to leave  a link to your blog in Mr Linky below, thats it!!!! I will be drawing a lucky winner on Tuesday at 6pm.
Here is a little Bottle Tag I made using the middle of the Holly & Berries Spray
So just add your blog link below and check back here Tuesday evening to see if you have been become the lucky winner,
Best of luck to you all
Jacs xxxxxx

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Penny Black Challenge, News of even more Candy.


Before I go any further with this rather long post I would like to say a great big thank you for all the wonderful uplifting comments and hugs I received yesterday, they mean the world to me and helped me a lot, it is amazing how much love there is out there in the blogging world and how generous you all are in sharing it.  

The news I received early yesterday morning was about the very sudden death of an extremely precious Uncle, who since my Dads death has always been there for me, it just knocked me for 6.  Thank you all again.


This card is my Design Team Card for Penny Black Saturday Challenge, our challenge this month is a fabulous Sketch by our talented teamie Helen, we have some fabulous Prizes this Month:

A Gorgeous Lilac Mini Kit from The Ribbon Girl, wish I could win this Smile


A $20  Voucher from 1-2-3 Stitch and A £10 Voucher from J & C Creations So its well worth joining us this month.

I have used papers from my scrap drawer on this card, and my chosen Penny Black Stamp is called Guess What.  I coloured my little hedgie with Copics (no room for colours on this post or rather no time).  The flowers have been die cut with Spellbinders Rose Creations die and rolled roses with Marianne Creatables Flowers and Leaf die.   Tag Sentiments are from Lili of the Valley


Now for some News of A Brilliant Candy to Celebrate World Cardmaking Day, J & C Creations are running an extra challenge on the J & C Creations Designs to Inspire Blog, they are offering one lucky winner this fantastic prize



To be in with a chance of winning this great prize they would like to see your cards Celebrating Friendship to find out more about the challenge pop over to the J & C Creations Designs to Inspire Blog by Clicking HERE, where you will also find some cards to inspire you by the Design Team.

Wow that took some writing, have a good day all and don’t forget to come and join in both of these Challenges

Love and Hugs to you all

Jacs xxxxxxx

Friday, 5 October 2012

A Sad Day

I woke up to some really sad news today and not feeling a bit like blogging or card making but I thought I had better get my Just Magnolia & hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge Dt Card up.  This week the challenge is Anything Goes with the option of using Fabric, (Ribbon can count as Fabric).

Have used one of the new Cute Little Christmas Tildas and have coloured her with Copics, the Tags are from Lili of the Valley, and the Papers are by Pion Designs, I have distressed the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Inks.

Sorry I just cannot write anymore, have a good day

Jac xxx

Thursday, 4 October 2012

A Christmas Card for the Boys–Lilis Little Fairies Challenge

The new Lilis Little Fairies Challenge has been posted today, our challenge is to create a Boys Christmas card, bit of a problem for me you know how much I hate making Boys cards, but it is good to work out of the comfort zone.  We are sponsored by Nitwits this week and they are offering a $10 Dollar Voucher to one lucky winner.

Took this photo last night and cannot quite get the colours right it seems a bit bright here.  Of course the stamp is one of the sweet new 2012 Christmas Collection from Lili of the Valley, he is called Cuddling Teddy, Copic colours used below.  The papers are from Nitwits Collections, Jute Fabric from Live and Love Crafts, the stars are cut with the Star Die-Namics Die, and the sentiment is a Tim Holtzs Adage Ticket.

Copics Used:

Blue: B23, B32, B21, B41

Greens: YG93, YG63

Browns: E40, E70, E71, E57, E35, E31

Reds: Ro2, R00, R000

Greys: N3, N2, N0

Happy Crafting


Jacs xxxxx

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Ho Ho Ho!!!!!

I am in a world of my own here, don’t know where the morning has gone I thought it was about midday then heard the Archers Music and realised it was past 2pm, so I really late with this post.


Todays card is made with one of the first Christmas Stamps I ever bought, and he comes out year after year, in fact it wouldn’t be Christmas without him, he is by Stamps Happen and I think he has the jolliest face of any Farther Christmas Stamp I own, I have coloured him with Copics  and added Liquid Pearls around the image.  The papers are from my stash and the berries are a mixture of bits and pieces I already had and some I bought from Anne Marie Designs.
Lots of my favs on this card the gorgeous lush ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, Snowflake Die amd Doo Hickey Vintage Swirl.


Do you like my new Watermark, I got it from Whimsey’s Custom Set Watermark and Signature Combo, only $5 dollars it was with me the next day complete with very good instructions on how to download, resize and add to your cards.
Thats it for now
Have a good day peeps
Jacs xxxx

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Happy 5th Birthday to Papertake Weekly Challenge

Morning all, I was asked by the lovely Dawny P to join Papertake Weekly Challenge  as a Special Guest designer, along with members of the Original Design Team, for their special 5th Birthday Celebration, I was so honoured to be asked so of course I said Yes, Papertake was the first ever Challenge I entered.  What a celebration this is they have been sponsored by so many very kind sponsors including Simon Says Stamp, Lili of the Valley, The Ribbon Girl, Sir Stampalot, Saturated Canary, Which Craft UK, Nitwits, J & C Creations, Whiff of Joy and 2 of the DT have give aways of their own. 
I think you’ll agree that there are some amazing prizes up for grabs this week :) 

But where are these prizes?
Well they are all hidden amongst our blogs and there is a prize at every stop but who has what is a secret and we will reveal all next week.
So all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning one is to make a card for the challenge as usual and then  to stop by and visit us all and leave us a comment  – be sure not to leave anyone out because that person  could have the prize you would most like to win. It isn't in any particular order and I’ll list the blogs at the end to make it easier for you. 

I have used another of Jayne Nestorenkos new Christmas Stamps which will be released next weekend for my card, this stamp is called POINSETTIA,

Copic Poinsettia

A very plain card for me, but the image did all the work, I stamped the image out 4 times and after colouring built up the layers, just like Jaynes original Medallion cards, the gorgeous Gold Ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl, and I have cut the gold border from Memory Box  Frosty Border Die.
Don’t forget to visit every blog listed below as we all have a prize,  here’s the list of everybody taking part -
Andrea B (SGD)
Claudia (SGD)
Huggles & Best of Luck
Jacs xxxxx

Monday, 1 October 2012

Christmas Stockings

Afternoon peeps. just had a massive tidy up after the Kiddy Winks, it was lovely to have them for the weekend but I must admit I am exhausted today.  Popped over to Saturated Canary the other day and of course a few images dropped into my basket, I just couldn’t resist this cute Christmas Image.
I am going to enter this one to the Saturated Canary Challenge where the theme is Office Supplies! (Anything from your office/desk!) the image is called: Stockings, she has been coloured with Copics as usual, the papers are from Nitwits Collections HoHoHo collection.
The Jute Fabric is from Live and Love Craft, as are the lovely red poppies which I am afraid you cannot see very well but I can assure you they are lush.  The Kort & Godt Cream Rose is from The Ribbon Girl, rest of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Copics Colours:
Reds: R27, R17, R14,
Greens: YG25, YG23, YG03
Browns: E43, E42, E40
Flesh: E11, E00. E000, R30
Hair: E57, E35, E31.
I have also used a black pencil to give depth to the image.
Have a good day and thanks for looking
Jacs xxxx
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