Saturday 2 May 2009

Christmas come early and GDT card

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

This week we would like to see you using different shapes on your card, my fellow DT members have come up with super shapes and have been much more adventurous than I have so why not check them out and maybe get some ideas. We have a new Sponsor this week PB Stamps from America if you are a Vintage Penny Black Lover then this is the place you need to go, they hold a stock of retired or soon to be retired PB stamps and do not charge the stupid prices you see on E-bay, the service is fantastic. We would love to see your creations this week and hope you come and join us.

I am away this weekend, or at least I am away until Sunday evening, It is my GS Sams birthday, so we are all going bowling and out for a meal after to celebrate Sam becoming a teenager. I will try to catch up with you all on Sunday Night.

Now my card doesn't look as if it has many shapes on it but the red embossed card behind the image is a square and the image is a rectangle, the border has scallops so I hope this all counts. I have often told you I am a donut well if you want proof of this here it is, I decided to use this great stamp which I got from
PB Stamps as Dick (the owner) was our sponsor this week, I spent ages colouring and then realised ALL my Christmas papers and embellies were stored right at the back of the loft, and there was no way I could get to them quickly. I thought I would use one of my many downloads to print the BP then found I had run out of Yellow Ink!!!!!!!, so couldn't even use them. Luckily I found the Christmas flowers in amongst my flower store. So here you have a card that has ended up nothing like I imagined. :)

The parcel and holly were taken off a card I had made for last year and never sent, its called recycling lol!!

Stamp - Vintage PB
Colouring Medium - Copics on Manga Art Board
Tools - Martha Stewart Gingerbread Man Punch, Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder
Flowers - Poppicraft
Embellies - Charm from the Hobby House, Brads, Spacers from stash, Ribbon Raspberry Ribbon Kit.

Guest DT Card for
Sketch Saturday

I was really pleased and honoured to be asked by the lovely Mariska to be her GDT member for the next 2 weeks on Sketch Saturday, this is one of my favourite challenge blogs and to be asked to work with their fabulous DT girls could not be turned down thank you very much for asking me Mariska Mwah xxx

Its a sketch from Debbie this week and although I thought I would never be able to do it justice I really enjoyed using it in the end. The challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous Denise from
Whimsey Stamps this week so come on join in.

I wasn't sure how I was going to get the shape for this card, but I used a CD to get the curve at the top and it then fell in to place, although I would advise you to use a smaller circle for the image than I have as I had a job to fit it in. Luckily I had prepared this card as soon as I was given the sketch so actually managed to use Downloaded papers for it, cannot remember which ones they are at the moment but will check and update later. No flowers again (I am being good at working out of my comfort zone this week aren't I) but this lovely little image from Pink Cat Studios didn't need much embellishment.

Another image for the same sheet of stamps inside.

Stamps - Pink Cat Studio Sweet Pea Stamp set
Papers - Download
Colouring Medium - Copics on SU Whisper White Card
Tools - Martha Stewart Lattice Border Punch, Corner Punch from Hobby House, Circle nesties
Embellies - Buttons from stash

Hope you all have a great Bank Holiday weekend, at least the forecast here in the UK is for sunny and dry weather most unusual for a Bank Holiday

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx


Fern said...

Oh these two cards are just adorable.
Love the Christmas card.
What a fab layout!
And the liitle baby is so cute.
Love the colours.

Fern xx

The Crafty Blonde said...

Gorgeous cards, love the cute image on the PB card and you have made a fab job considering you didnt have any christmas stash. The baby card is so adorable, love the papers and the image is just sooo cute.
Lyndsey xx

Sparkle and Flourish said...

What a lovely image on your PB card!! Love the embossing and punching...a fab card despite having no Christmas materials!! Lovely baby card and you have done a marvellous job on the sketch. Love those cute buttons!
Judy xx

PatR said...

Two gorgeous cards again Jacqui. The Christmas card is gorgeous and considering you couldn't get hold of your Christmas stuff you've done a brilliant job. Love the baby card the image is so cute. Hope you have a great time bowling, it's great fun isn't it and enjoy the bank holiday. I'm off to see Jayne tomorrow.
Pat xx

daisy said...

hi jacqui

love the pb challange card! love the colors, and flowers theye look great!


Nikki Fairbairn said...

Such gorgeous cards Jacqui, I love the PB image and that sweet little punched edge, the little button is so cute on your PCS card. Gorgeous colouring and details as always, Have a great BH weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Anne said...

Adorable cards Jacqui, love the baby one, he's a real cutie pie
Anne x

Mephisto said...

Hi Dear,

I like the two Cards very much!
And Gratulation for the GDT Job by Sketch Saturday *g*


Donna said...

Fantastic cards Jacqui, loving the Christmas designs even though its only May lol! Hope you have a fab weekend away :) Donna x

Anonymous said...

Both cards are absolutely beaytiful! The PCS stamps are so adorable, I'm so in love with this little cutie. The christmas card is amazing as well.
XX /Hanna

Shazza said...

what gorgeous cards, especially the baby one, those images are adorable. Congrats on being guest DT as well

Anonymous said...

Great cards hun, very cute. I love the Christmas one its gorgeous. Have a great weekend x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Jacqui they are both simply adorable inside and out.janex

Pauline C said...

2 very sweet cards hun - love the vintage Xmas PB image and what fantastic improvisaiton when you couldn't find your papers! The second card is very cute - beautiful colouring. Hope you're having a great weekend hun.
Pauline x

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Oh jacqui these cards are fab hun... i love the xmas one just too cute

hugs trak xxx

Gina said...

Great cards Jacqui, I still find it odd to see xmas cards at this time of year but it is fab, love the baby card too, such a cute image :)
Gina xxx

Christine Riley said...

Amazing cards, Jacqui! I love the layouts and colors and your coloring is always fantastic.
Hugs, Christine :)

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Two gorgeous cards Jacqui. Love the xmas card and the baby on your second card is just the cutest ever.
Have a great weekend
Jill x x

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui! I am so happy you were able to find the time to join us for the next two weeks! Hugs Jeanette

Sue said...

I love the PB image of the snowman.
I love Christmas stamps and you have inspired me to look through mine for some PB I know I have.
Beautiful card despite the fact that it wasn't what you started out to do. Love the red behind the image, really makes it pop.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous Jacqui, I vowed to make at least one Christmas card a week but it lasted all of two weeks I think
Wendy x

Chrissie said...

Your cards are always stunning Jacqui and these two are certainly no exception!
Congratulations on your guest DT role too.

Lia said...

dear jaqcui,
your cards are great again ,I love your colors and congrats with the birthday of Sam hope you have many fun with your family
hugs lia

Annie said...

Hi Jacqui! I love your christmas card with that old style PB image, gorgeous! and you have made some stunning cards since my last visit too. I hope you have a lovely weekend and the sun shines for you. hugs, annie x

Sue from Oregon said...

I always get so busy at holiday time, I should join in and make a Christmas card or two now! Wonderful cards and have a great weekend!

Riet said...

Wowww Jacqui,what a beautiful cards,l love the images and colours.
so beautiful papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Jill said...

beautiful christmas card Jacqui I love the punched edges, gorgeous GDT card and such a cute little image hugs Jill xx

Tara said...

Super duper cards Jacqui! I'm impressed with the way you created your PB Christmas card without all your stash to hand, lol! Your card for SS is very cute and well done for resisting those flowers...... hard isn't it? Congrats on the GDT spot too, well done you! xx

InkyAndScrappy said...

oh how sweet! Love it all.

Mariska said...

I am so glad you wanted to join us sweetie!! You did an amazing job on this adorable card. I love the papers, you KNOW I love the image and details like the punch you used and the buttons are just so perfect!! I'm sure everybody will agree you did the sketch more then justice :).


Debbie said...

Two fabulous cards Jacqui, both of the images are adorable and I love all the fab details. Thanks for agreeing to be our GD at SS. Debbie x

MarieL said...

All your cards are so gorgeous, Jacqui. I am not ready for Christmas but I love the card and the adorable image

helen said...

just beautiful jacqui, i love that christmas image and you've coloured them both beautifully
helen x

Pop's Cards said...

Thess are just gorgeous, have a great weekend hugs Pops x x x

Katinka said...

Hi Jacqui!
Your cards are fantastic! I love the PB image on the christmascard....;)


stampinfrog said...

Hiya Jacqui! Both cards are so stunning!Fabulous papers and of course your coloring is Fantastic!TFS

Unknown said...

Oh wow I just love that christmas card, it's sooo yummy.

Beth said...

Both gorgeous cards Jacqui! I love the cute baby stamp and your PB card is fab, I didn't even notice there were no christmas papers! I hope you're enjoying the weekend! xx

Sandra said...

WOW've done it again,two stunning cards,thanks for the link on the PB's must go check it out.
Love the cute image on the second one,and congrats on you GDT post,not suprised your work is brilliant!.
Hope you have a lovely weekend at your family celebrations.
Take care
San x

Risa said...

Both of your cards are beautiful Jacqui! I love the bright red of the first card and the colored image is awesome! Have a beautiful weekend and enjoy your GS birthday party!

Anonymous said...

Two fabulous cards, Jacqui! Both images are just beautiful. Great papers and embellishments.
Hugs, Vanja

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Firstly love you rblog name, as I love cats! Lovely cards too! Have fun! Rubber hugs always! Germaine

Nilla said...

Gosh, you are early! Both cards are just lovely! hugs from Nilla

LOUISE said...

Loving these two card too Jacqui. Love the cute baby card, just love the sweet giraffe. Love the Xmas card too. HOpe you are enjoying your weekend. Lou x

Paula said...

I hope your weekend was great. And the 2 cards are fantastic. Love the christmas card. love Paula.

Nannieflash said...

Absolutely fantastic cards, I love both of them, gorgeous, love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Carol said...

Wow - both beautifaul as always!!

Hope you had a fab time celebrating GS birthday!


Paula said...

Oh wow wow wow Jacqui these are both absolutly fabulous.
Paula xxxx

Marcea said...

Hi sweetie, hope you had a fab weekend!!! Wow, 2 fabulous cards hun .... congrats on your GD place - woohoo!! I am impressed at your restraint re flowers - you are so good, lol. Great papers and great rescue plan for your christmas card :o)

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous cards, Jacqui.
Wonderful coloring and papers.
Love all your fab details!!

Karen x

Beccy said...

Fab cards Jaqui.
Hugs Beccy x

carol said...

OOh wow i love the red xmas card, its absolutely fab, caught my eye!! well done considering all the hassel you had to make it, hope you enjoyed the weekend x carol

Stacey said...

To really lovely cards Jacqui. Your christmas saga really made me laugh! Hope you had a great time celebrating this weekend ~♥~

Nicola said...

Wow these are stunning cards Jacqui - gorgeous papers and your coloring is perfect on these beautiful images. Congratulations on your GDT, your cards rock.
Nicola -x-

Danielle said...

wow, how cute are these cards Jacqui!! I love your christmas one - your end result was awesome even if it wasn't what was planned!! And the baby on the giraffe I just love - great work!
Hugs, Danielle

Steph said...

Gorgeous cards, Jacqui. I love the snowflake charm on the first one and the image on the baby card is adorable!! I've not seen that one before! x

Jackie said...

Both cards are adorable jacqui...your colouring is fab.

Hope you had a great weekend

Jackie x

tracie said...

Two fabulous cards hun, love the adorable images and stunning details.. so glad you joined us on SS hun.
Hope you've had a good weekend.
Tracie :)x

Bev said...

Oh what fabulous cards sweetie, the rich colours and details on the first card are sensational!! How adorable is that image - I do so love the older style PB's I don't think you can beat them.

Congrats on your GDT post, your card is fabulous. Thanks for the tip on the CD, I was puzzling on how I was going to get that curve - so off to play now lol xxx

Tammi said...

Oooh love the borders and layout of your cards, both so cute!! Lots of great details...I def. need to get back to making some Christmas cards! xx

Jessica said...

That is great.FROM jessica pat's Granddaughter.

Jo said...

Jacqui, Thank you so much for agreeing to be our GD, your card is, as always, very beautiful, they are always well put together and a joy to look at.
Can't wait to see what you do with next weeks sketch ;)

Jo xx

COCO said...

What a beautiful card Jo,l love the stamp and colours.
Welcom to S.S.

Jodi said...

These are such cute cards!! That is a very nice Christmas one, and I love both of your layouts!
Jodi =)

Merry said...

This is so lovely...I really like the way you finish inside your cards as well.

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