Saturday 31 January 2009

Animal Parade

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - a Circle Card

Thanks everyone who joined us last week at Penny Black Saturday Challenge , we seem to have more of you join in every week, we love visiting your blogs and viewing your fabulous take on each weeks theme. Well this week we would like to see a Circle card from you at little bit off a challenge but I am sure you will all rise to it. To see the cards from my fellow DT members and join in the challenge just click Here.

I used the Cricut Wild Card Cartridge to make this Circular Doiley Card, I think this must be the most useful of all the Cricut Cartridges as it has so many different styles of cards on there from Hearts to Owls. The Penny Black Easter Bunny Stamp is coloured with Copics (I must get back to using my Distress Inks as well, but am so loving these Copics, never thought I would). Sorry I am rambling today, to get on with this card the white and Green circles hve been cut with Nesties and I have threaded green ribbom through the edges, the ribbon was a RAK from my dear friend Pam (thanks dear), flat backed pearls are from stash.

I have used another PB Bunny for the inside coloured again with Copics.

Woodland Friends - Friday Sketchers

Its a lovely sketch this week from Carole of Stardust Gems and Ribbons, I have always loved Caroles cards and now I love her sketches it is a simple sketch but very adaptable. To see Carole's and the Other DT members inspiring cards and join the challenge just click HERE

Another Penny Black Image for this one, isn't it just so cute I only got it this morning and couldn't wait to use it. It has again been coloured with Copics then matted onto Green and Pink Base Card, I run the Green pearlescent card though the Cuttlebug Leaf Folder. The papers are imaginise. The tab has been punched with SU punch, sentiment is by Imaginise, rest from stash.

The papers have been carried over to the inside and have been punched with MSDP the little calendar stamp is by Imaginise, as is the Make a Wish rub on. I do not have a corner die so I had to make the photo corner, it was quite easy, punch out a 1" sq cut in half to make a triange, then cut another triangle from the middle of that one.
Did I explain that properly he!he!

Lastly I have recieved this lovely award from the sweet and talented
Julie, if you have not visited Julies blog please pop over you will not be disappointed. Thank you very much for this Julie Mwah!!!!!!

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Thursday 29 January 2009

A Sweet Sugar Valentine

Love and Romance - Challenge 3 Sugar Bowl

As February is the month of St Valentines Day, and this challenge will end on the 12th of February, I thought I'd give us all a head start making Valentines cards! Please make a card, or other project, following the theme of Love & Romance!
This is what we are asked us to produce for
the Sugar Bowl Challenge this week. Don't forget to check the rules for the challenge which are on the side bar of the blog and do check out the fabulous DT cards.

I am loving these Leanne Ellis images available from Funky Kits, they are so easy to colour. I have coloured her with Copics and added a little glamour dust to the three hearts, She has been matted onto Pink and blue base card. The DP is by Imaginise. I have even managed to make the paper beads which are the project on Sugar Sugar Blog, I was really pleased how these turned out and will certainly be making more of them. rest from stash.

I have only decorated one side of the inside of the card this time, I have carried over the paper, cut a heart with Nesties and distressed the edges with worn lipstick
Distress Ink, Ribbons from stash, Sentiment is Whiff of Joy

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Another Valentines and An Easter Card

have a fabulous sketch for us to follow this week, I do love sketch challenges, they are an absolute boon when you are struggling with a card. Some great DT cards to get you going over on the blog so just click Here to take you there.

This beautiful Whiff of Joy Melinda Blowing Kisses is just perfect for a Valentines card, she has been coloured with Copic Markers, the swirls have been added around the image with a Stempleglede Stamp, The papers have been left over from the previous couple of Valentines cards I have made. The hearts have been cut with the Heart Nesties.

The Papers have been carried onto the inside of the card I have used the MDSP and the Heart Nesties. I stamped and coloured another Melinda Blowing Kisses and cut with the oval nestie to carry the theme on to the inside.

Lili of the Valley Challenge

Another sketch yipee!!! this sketch for Lili of the Valley Challenge has been designed by our very own Jo, we also have a guest designer this week the lovely and talented Paula, lots of you know Paula already but if you don't please check out her blog as she has some lovely eye candy on there. If you havn't tried any Lili of the Valley products before now is a good time as they have some great offers on at the moment and some brand new products coming on line. To join us in this week challenge just click Here.

I have used some of the new Download Topper Sheets from Lili of the Valley for this weeks card, each sheet has 4 toppers on it I have run the Easter sheet off 3 times and decoupaged the cute rabbits, the lovely Gingham Paper is a download from our dear
Chris from Sketching Stamper. Flowers are from Imaginise rest from stash.

I have used another of the toppers for the inside of the card.
Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Wednesday 28 January 2009

Valentines x 2

Good Morning everyone its Wednesday already, this week is flying by, Wednesday means Whiff of Joy Challenge and this week its a Valentines theme for you. We would love to see your creations with a Valentines theme this week Card, Chocolate Box, Candle anything in fact. If you are stuck for a A Whiff of Joy stamp for this theme Katharina has a fabulous offer on Melinda Hugging Heart for Valentines Day, just click Here to see this great offer. My Fantastically Talented fellow DT members have produced some really awe inspiring creations to get you started on this challenge so just click Here and come and join us.

I have used Melinda Hugging Heart and have coloured her with Copic Markers adding Glamour Dust to her wings. The papers are Little Yellow Bicyle. The unusual colour flowers are Imaginise they are really silky and strokable. Swirls were cut on Cricut, Charm from Marlenes Shop on E-bay, and the heart brads are from Imaginise but I have coloured them to match the papers with a Copic Marker.

Here is closer view, and the inside of the card, I have carried the papers through to the inside and have stamped and coloured the Heart Cushion from A Whiff of Joy and 3d it onto a circle of white card.

Stamping with Stampavie - Sketch by Sorellina

Its a lovely sketch for you this week by the talented Sorellina at Stamping with Stampavie, thanks Sorellina it was great to work with. To see the sketch and the lovely cards by my fellow DT members just click Here.

First I have to apologise for the quality of the photo it was dark when I took it and the colours look very washed out. I have coloured the lovely Lelo Cats stamp with Copic Markers, I have used different card from my usual SU Whisper White, so this is a bit of an experiment as the colours are actually strong on this card, but I am quite pleased with it and I must admit the markers blend brilliantly on this card. I have cut the image with Oval nesties. The papers are Basic Grey Bittersweet, The little tag has been made from an Autumn Leaves set and the sentiment is from Aud Designs. Rest from stash.

The inside is decorated with the same basic Grey Bittersweet papers, the sentiment is also from Aud Designs, and the coupon stamp was in my sentiments box and I don't know who its by sorry!!!! The Heart Brad is Imaginise.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Tuesday 27 January 2009

Love is in the Air this week at A Spoonfull of Sugar we would like you to create a card or a gift for someone special.

We have a fabulous prize of the gorgeous Greeting Farm Stamp "Princess Anya" which has been kindly donated by Bryony owner of
Silly Monkey Crafts. We also have a Guest Designer this week the fabulously talented Marte, if you haven't visited Martes blog before please do she has some really lovely soft and unusual creations on there. So please pop over to the Challenge blog and come and join us this week, my fellow DT members have created some fabulous gifts and cards to give you inspiration.

This lovely little Morehead stamp is one of 3 currently available at Funky Kits, I used to love these Morehead kids when I was into decoupage, and am so pleased we can now get them as stamps. She has been coloured with what else but Copic Markers. The papers are from my scrap drawer I have had them since befor I started stamping and the cover has come off of the old pad so not sure who they are by. I hve punched the two central panels with MSDP and inked the edges. The swirls have been cut with the Cricut and flowers are from stash.

The inside is more of the same papers wth a Little extra stamp that comes on the Morehead sheet the ovals are cut with Nesties and the image is by PB.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Monday 26 January 2009

A Skunk and a Fairy

Friday Sketchers

have a brilliant sketch by Bea for us this week, Bea it was great to work with thanks so much. To check out the sketch and to see the inspiration provided by the great and talented Dt just click Here

When I first saw this sketch I thought it wasn't for me I don't do tearing No!No!No!
but then I remembered someone had told me ages ago that if you were unsure about tearing just lay a metal rule on the paper and tear against the rule, Voila it worked he!he! I have just received my stamps from the lovely Denise of
Whimsey Stamps, and I couldn't wait to ink up this supercilious Little Skunk, look at that smug look on his face. He has been coloured with Copic Markers and the base card cut on the oval nestie. Thr papers are BG. The ribbon is from Poppicrafts and label is SU, buttons and pearls from stash. I have run a brown chalk eye pad around the outside of all the papers and tied a knot on each button with raffia.

As this is a mans card I have tried to keep the inside quite plain will add a verse later when I know who it is for.


Charisma Cardz - LOVE

Love is in the air at Charisma Cardz this week, I am pleased to be able join in this challenge again , thanks girls for all your inspiration. This sketch was used on Stamping with Stampavie a few weeks back and I knew I would use it again. The papers are all from a Forever Friends pack and not to overpowering for this lovely little CC designs download image she has been coloured with Copic Markers (again) and I have added Glamour dust to her wings and the little hearts on the toadstool, the little moggi is also a CC download and has been cut out and 3d onto the base image. The hearts were cut with Sizzix original die, and the ovals with Nesties. Raffia Ribbon curtesy of dear Rach, flower brad from Imaginise rest from stash.

A close up look at the image and the inside of the card.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Sunday 25 January 2009

*Week 11* Double Trouble

What do you mean by Double Trouble? you may be asking...
Well The rules this week are you MUST use at least 2 Different Stamps on your work ( can use more if you wish) remembering they have to be on our list, Magnolia & Stampaive Stamps only. We have a great prize on offer this week 2 fabulous stamps from
the Craft Barn
Get your Creative mind going see what you can come up with , with more than 1 stamp on your work this week.

Hope you are all having a great Sunday, I am going to try to get some stamping up done today, as I have lots of RAKS to get off as with this flu bug I haven't felt like doing much.
Todays card for
Magnolia vs Stampavie Challenge is a little Valentine for all of you. Tilda has been coloured using Copics, and made into a little tag. The fabby, yummy paper is the New Imaginise Valentines Collection (you cannot see but it is embossed and foiled). The little tag is another Magnolia Stamp, swirls have been cut with Sizzix Die, the double heart charm was bought on the internet, fabric flowers are Imaginise and little Mulberry paper roses are from my stash.

I have used another Heart Doiley on the insde with another Imaginise flower and SU Sentiment, of course had to get the MSDP in somewhere.

Don't forget you only have until Midnight tomorrow (Monday) to order your
Whiff of Joy Elizabeth Bell Spring Collection, so if you haven't already head over to the webite and get these little beauties ordered, don't be disappointed.

Thanks for looking and have a great week.
Jacqui xx

Saturday 24 January 2009


Wow I have been so lucky this week and have recieved lots of awards, which I am sorry to say I have been a bit late in collecting. Firstly I was tagged by my lovely friend San and as she is such a fantastic crafter and her creations are always eye popping I am really honoured she tagged little ole me! If you don't know San gorgeous work please pop over to her blog Here, but prepared to stay awhile.
This photo is of my Number 2 son Richard at last years Family BBQ to celebrate my brothers first visit from USA in 10 years. As you can see Richard always makes sure to claim his supplies first. He will be so mortified when he sees his picture on here especially this one. But I love it as he has such a charming smile (or I think he has)!!!

1: pick the 6th folder, and select the 6th piccy
2: post the piccy and an explaination on your blog about the piccy
3: select 6 others to do the same and let them know
I will try to get back back later today to pass this on.

Next a lovely award from the fabulous
Denise Lynn from the US although quite a new blogging friend is a very dear one, and also from Sandra Dry another dear friend who always leaves such great comments on my blog thankyou both for this award it is much appreciated

And last but not least this Pretty award was given by Michele and Lyndsey Marie Thanks again girls.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx


All we want you to do this week is feature a frame
somewhere on your entry and as always its entirely up to you
what you create ....
card, atc, altered art etc... as long as you include
at least one Penny Black stamp

And we have a fabulous prize for you this week sponsored by Tab from
7 Kids College Fund
For one lucky winner chosen at random a $15 gift certificate to be spent at the online shop and for each entrant to this week's challengea 10% discount....use Code PB 10 at checkout this offer runs from 24th - 31st January so pop over to the website and have a look. Has this wetted your appetite then just click
HERE to join and us and to get some inspiration from my fellow DT Members

I have framed this cute little Rabbit image by Penny Black with pink card cut with 2 Nesties. It has been stamped and coloured with Copic Markers twice, then the lid of the box and the little rabbit have been cut and 3d on to the base image with 3d pads.
The papers are from my new delivery of Imaginise goodies, the ribbon from the lovely Rach, the heart buttons are from stash. Corners are a Sizzix Die. The sentiment is another PB stamp

The inside has beeen decorated with the same papers, nestie labels have been used on both sides the flower is another lovely Imaginise goodie. I have left the verse blank as I don't know who I will give the card to yet.

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

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