Monday 28 September 2009

We Have a winner - For my Blog Candy

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Sorry I am so late with this but have not been feeling to good this week, but we now have a winner of the Candy and with out more ado the winner is
No 72 that is Sara from Crafty Little Minx

Please e-mail me your snail mail Sara and I will get the candy off to you asap

Crafters Companion are now stocking SCACD Stamps and to celebrate Sara has kindly given me this Victoria Case Stamp to offer as candy, his name is Matthew isn't he cute, and great for those little boys cards. Crafters Companion are broadening their range and are now also stocking the full range of Christmas Nesties, Cuttlebug folders and lots more new goodies, they also have a brilliant delivery service usual next day if ordered by mid-day. It is great to be able to by Susanas SCACD Stamps in the UK what with the customs duty and long wait for delivery when buying from the US lately. To see the full range of stamps just click Here. I have added some Flat Back Pearls in assorted colours, a small paper pad, flowers and Martha Stewart Halloween Fence Border Punch.

As for this candy it is easy peasy to enter, just add the candy to your blog with a link to Crafters Companion and to my blog and add your name to Mr Linky below. I will draw the candy on Monday Evening 28th September.

Best of Luck

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Saturday 26 September 2009

Henry Lighting the Way

Hope this works, well if you are reading this it has lol !!!

There is a lovely sketch this week on Sunday Sketch and Stamp, I hope I am in time to join in.

Henry has been coloured with what else but Distress Inks, (Black Soot, Shabby Shutters, Faded Jeans, Tea Dye and Worn Lipstick), the fabulous christmas papers were bought from the Hobby House, I am so glad I got 4 sheets of each I just lurve the swirls and text on these papers and the grey is such a useful colour. The Snowflake came off of a Christmas Present I received last year, and the gorgeous lush Silver ribbon is from Bunny Zoes Blog. The sentiment is another Whiff of Joy stamp.

Be back on Monday, hope you are all having a fab weekend.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Friday 25 September 2009

Feminine Friday

Just Magnolia Challenge

You are going to love the theme we have for you this week on Just Magnolia Challenge its a stunning colour challenge the colours are


Yummy, I loved working with this combination. Hope you will come and join us again this week, please visit the Challenge Blog to see the stunning cards made by my fellow DT Divas you will be amazed.

This Tilda from the Yummy for Your Tummy collection and I think she is just so feminine and pretty, she has been coloured with Distress Inks (Black Soot, Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye), the lovely grey papers are from the New Magnolia Paper collection, the label was cut with a die from The Nesties Labels set, the Ribbon was a hanging ribbon from a lovely pair of Per Una PJs, lol. The flowers as usual are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I could not find any grey flowers so I sprayed white Cherry Blossom with Silver Glimmer Mist to get the right colour.

As I said I will try to do a tutorial for Distress Ink colouring next week, but in the meantime a lot of you have asked what paper I use, I think the paper is really important and plays a big part in attaining the best finish, I use Fabriano Classico Fat Pad, but even more important it has to be Hot Pressed (HP), this is a very smooth finished paper, the pads are available from Artifolk, this link will take you to the correct page. It is quite expensive but I really would not use anything else.

Well its the weekend at last and I am off to London today, I am so looking forward to the show and hope I bump into lots of my blogging buddies, I am meeting up with a few for coffee in the afternoon and of course I am just so excited to be catching up with my crafting Gurus dear Bev and Rach. I have a post for Sunday so hope it works. Have a great weekend everyone and I will try not to spend too much (Yeah!!!!!!! fat chance).

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Thursday 24 September 2009

Lili of the Valley Challenge

This week we have a lovely sketch by the fabulous Jo on Lili of the Valley Challenge, thank you everyone who joined us for the last challenge it was great to see all the new Lili of the Valley Stamps being used, I know Lisa and Laila run out of the stamps a couple of times (not a wonder at the fantastic price they sell for) but they have just got a brand new stock in all ready for Ally Pally.

WE have a surprise Candy this week donated by Lili of the Valley, to join us and to see the Fabulous DT cards just click Here.

Don't forget it is not necessary to use Lili of the Valley Products but we would love to see your creations with their new products if you have them.

Another quick post today, I hope to be back to normal on Monday, I have used one of the fabulous Angel diecuts from Lili of the valley for this card and added glitter and sparkle, the papers are Magnolia I am loving these papers. I have cut the die cuts with Sizzix and Cuttlebug dies.

I have had a number of e-mails lately asking how I do my distress ink colouring and what papers I use, so I hope to do a tutorial early next week, I am no expert but I hope it will help you.

I will be back with another little candy tonight. So keep checking, and don't forget to check if you won the Whiff of Joy candy, the link is on my side bar.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Wednesday 23 September 2009

Henry's Christmas Exercise

Whiff of Joy Challenge

Thanks to all who joined us last week on Whiff of Joy Challenge, your creations were fabulous, this week we have a recipe challenge for you we would like for you to use 6 brads, 2 flowers and 3 patterned papers, easy peasy!!!!

Sorry this is a really, really short post, have another Hospital appointment this morning with Mum, you have no idea how hard it has been trying to stop her having secret snacks and drinks, she is having a fasting blood test but she just cannot understand what it is all about!!!

Anyway of course I couldn't resist using another Whiff of Joys lovely Henry stamp, this one has been coloured with Distress Inks again, the papers are from Bo Bunny, which I bought from Jill at the Hobby House, but I know she has sold out again, so hope she will have more at Ally Pally. If I have time I will be back to make this a longer post.

Don't forget to join in my Henry Candy it finishes tonight, see post below

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Tuesday 22 September 2009

Henry Mouse Candy

The Winner of this candy has been drawn, by Random.Org but I am afraid I cannot find out how to copy the the little Box, the number selected was

That is Terry from Terrys Creative Cards, well done Terry please can you e-mail me your snail mail address and I will get it off Air-Mail to you asap.

Heres the Candy I promised, a little late but better late then never, Katharina has once again been generous and given the Whiff of Joy DT members one of the New Christmas Henry Mouse stamps to offer as candy, thanks Katharina. This llittle beauty and 12 more like hinm are available Here.

Again all you have to do to be in with a chance of owning Henry and Henrietta (my name for her), is to post about the candy on your blog and add your name to Mr Linky below once you have done so. Simple!!!!!

The random winner will be announced on Wednesday 23rd September just after 10pm when the Candy will be closed. Best of Luck

I have decided to add a few Christmas Accessories to go with the Stamp, including a Box of Glimmer Chips, Flowers and Ribbons.

I thought you might like to see this lovely image made into a card, I have used distress inks to colour the image.

Best of Luck
Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

BOO !!!!!

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge

Nikki has created a fabulous sketch for us this week, and Bryony from Silly Monkeys Crafts has donated a wonderful prize and if that wasn't enough to persuade you to come and join us we also have some fantastic cards by my fellow DT members and an absolute stunner from our Guest Designer this week the fabulous and talented Mina from Pink Puds, so what are you waiting for get over to the blog Here and come and join us.

I have never really been into Halloween cards but there are so many gorgeous stamps, papers and embellies out there this year I just couldn't resist. These great images are 2 stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps, I have coloured them with Copics them cut out and popped the Ghost behind the Cat and Pumpkin stamp, the Sentiment and 3 pumpkins are from a Penny Black Clear Set. The lush papers are a CD from Pink Petticoat, and the little bats and Ghost are cut from a ribbon I bought from Quixoticpaperie. The Mauve card has been run through the Cuttlebug in a Halloween Folder.

Have a good day

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Monday 21 September 2009

Gathering the Harvest

Stamp with Fun

So sorry I am so behind with posting this, I am chasing my tail at the moment trying to fit everything in. Anyway the theme this week at Stamp with Fun is Autumn, there are the most fantastic DT cards on the blog, I am so lucky to be able to work with such talented stampers, please pop over and check out the challenge and the cards, we love seeing your entries.

I have used another of the Whiff of Joy - Elizabeth Bell Fall Collection images, she has been coloured with Distress Inks, (Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick, Frayed Burlap, Tattered Rose, Shabby Shutters, Brick Red). The papers are a download from The Sweet Shoppe. Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. The border has been punched with MS Heart Border Punch.

I am pleased to share some great news with you today, Crafters Companion are now stocking SCACD stamps by Elizabeth Bell and Victoria Case they are selling them at a really competitive price, you can check out the stamps Here, and if you are a Crafters Companion member don't forget you get your discount. I am really excited that we can now buy these stamps in the UK and have next day delivery.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Sunday 20 September 2009

Young Alexa

Good Morning hope you are all enjoying your weekend break. Yesterday I had a break from DT cards and challenges and decided to just stamp a couple of cards for fun, I have so many new stamps that I just havent had the time to ink up and colour. Here is the first of my "For Fun Cards".

Young Alexa comes from an Elizabeth Bell stamp collection I bought from the lovely Susana at Susanas Custom Art Cards, all the images in this collection have the usual Elizabeth Bell Ahhhhhhh!! Factor. Alexa has been coloured with Distress Inks (Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Broken China, Dusty Concord, Shabby Shutters, Antique Linen). The lovely soft papers are Imaginise. I have used another of the beautiful roses I bought last week from Tabby Craft sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist, the smaller roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

This is the last weekend before the Big Stamp Show 2009 at Ally Pally and I am going to be really busy this week getting cards etc ready fro Crafters Companion so may be a bit lack with my blogging for the next few days. I am so looking forward to the show and it would be great to meet up somewhere if you are going.

Well thats it except to say I will be back later today with a new Henry card and a little WOJ candy.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx


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Mum has Chosen a Winner

I asked Mum to pick a number from 1 -144 and she chose 135, I asked her why she picked such an obscure number , 13th May was the date she joined the Womens Royal Army Corp, funny how she can remember a date in 1940 but has no idea what so ever what todays date is !!!!

Anyway comment 135 was left by Jilli from Jillis Pages

Could you please e-mail me your snail mail address Jilli and I will get the candy off to you asap

Dear Katharina has been kind enough to give a stamp from the new Willow & Oakley Fall Collection by Whiff of Joy to each of the WOJ DT team to offer as candy. Mine is this cute little Turkey and he comes with a "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment, I have decided to add a little candy of my own, Ribbons, Flowers and Buttons in fall colours all packed onto this little Box in a Bag I have made.

All I am asking you to do is post about the candy on your blog then leave a link
in Mr Linky below.

Yes thats all simple isn't it.
Best of luck

The winner will be chosen by Random.Org next Sunday 20th September at 10pm gmt, I Will post the winner a little later

The instructions for making this fab Bag in a Box can be found Here

Copics used to colour Mr Turkey

Jacqui xx

Saturday 19 September 2009

Penny Black Challenge & Friday Sketchers

Friday Sketchers Challenge

I Hope you are not getting bored by popping over here and seeing dear Henry everyday but I am so enamoured with this little mouse I just cannot stop using him. I loved this weeks Friday Sketchers Challenge quite simple but a great way to show off new papers and a great image.

Of course by now you probably know where Henry originates from, but if by some slim chance you haven't met him before this and lots of other scrumptious Henrys is available from Whiff of Joy. He has been coloured with Distress Inks (Broken China, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick) with lots of glamour dust added to the bauble and his hat. These super delicious papers arrived today from The Hobby House they are by Heidi Grace and can be found Here. Snowflakes are a mixture of Sizzix and Cuttlebug Dies.

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

We have a lovely challenge for you this week on Penny Black Saturday Challenge LACE and PEARLS right up my street, as usual we have a great prize and some amazing DT cards to get you started.

I had been asked to make a Baby Congrats card so this was a great excuse to use one of my Fav PB stamps, Hedgie has been coloured with Copics and 3d, this is one of the easiest stamps to 3d. The papers are Nanas Nursery (Girl) from Bunny Zoes Craft, The Pink Nestie Circle has been embossed with the Rose Cuttlebug Folder and the fabulous lace is from Tabby Crafts.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and for all those lovely people who asked Mums scan went without a hitch, and I think it did her good just to get out of the house, thanks for asking.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Thursday 17 September 2009

Yummy Tilda

Just Magnolia Challenge

Firstly thanks for all your wonderful entries to last weeks challenge, we are always blown away by the standard of your creations.

This week we have a sketch by a blogger you all love our very own Bev, its a great sketch to work with and my fellow DT Divas have produced the most beautiful cards to get you started, we also welcome back dear Kim, we missed you while you were away dear so nice to have you back Mwah!!!

A delicious prize again from All that Scraps. To find out more and to see the fabulous DT cards just click Here.

I really enjoyed this sketch and also loved using this cute Tilda, I have coloured her with Distress Inks, I experimented with the colours on this one after reading a post by my Distress Ink Guru Camilla, she was saying that she mixed inks to get the correct colours for Tildas cheeks, so I gave that a go mixing Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Tea Dye, then I thought I would go one step further and try to match the Pink/Mauve on the fabulous Magnolia Papers, I mixed Worn Lipstick and Milled Lavender I think I almost achieved the perfect match. I have distressed the edges of all the papers and cards with Antique Linen Ink. The large rose arrived yesterday, it was one of many that I ordered from
Tabby Crafts and I am so pleased with them, of course it has been blitzed with Pearl Glimmer Mist for that added Sparkle, the beaded pins were made by myself.

I am off to the Hospital this morning Mum has to have a CT scan so hope to visit you all when I get back. Have a great weekend everyone

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Henrys Snowman Soup

Sketch and Stash

Morning everyone, well at last the awful gale force winds and torrential rain have passed and this morning the sun is again shining through the window, makes such a difference to my mood when I wake up to sunshine, I am off to the Hairdressers today to have my usual colour and cut, I am trying to grow my hair into a bob after years and years of it being very short and it has been in that awful in between stage for the last few weeks so I will be so pleased to get it done. My pledge to not spend any money on craft until I get to Ally Pally was broken yesterday, I just couldn't resist those new Christmas Manga Girls from Sugar Nellie!!!!!

Well onto todays card which is for Sketch and Stash, another challenge I haven't had time to join in lately, they have a great sketch this week that fits my brand new Henry from Whiff of Joy and also the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Pad that has just been stroked but not used since it was delivered.

Everytime I ink up and colour one of these new Henry Xmas Stamps, I think it is my favourite, but the truth is they are all my favourites, he has such a fabulous cheerful face. He has been coloured with Distress Inks (Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Broken China, Peeled Paint and Antique Linen), I have distressed around the edges of the image with Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick, the snowflake was cut with Nesties Snowflake set then glittered with Glamour Dust.

Hope you all have a good day, and I apologise once again for the terrible photos if this sunshine stays should be able to get some decent shots today.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Wednesday 16 September 2009

WOJ Challenge and Hello to Xmas Henry

Whiff of Joy Challenge

Its a sketch challenge this week on Whiff of Joy Challenge, our very own Heather has created a fantastic sketch for you to follow, and the DT have excelled themselves with the wonderful cards they have created with it, so please come and join us this week.

I spent a long time trying to find 5 matching papers for the sketch then decided to go with only one, I must say I am quite pleased with the result. This Willow with Grapes has become one of my favourite Whiff of Joy stamps. Distress inks have been used to colour her (Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap, Tea Dye, Tattered Rose, Dusty Concord).

The Roses and leaves have been sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist, the Pearl Hat Pin and gorgeous Glittered Tulle Ribbon are available from Tabby Craft, Tabs has just had a delivery of the most glorious roses give her a visit you will not be disappointed.

My DT package from Katharina arrived yesterday and boy oh boy I couldn't believe my eyes, it was contained 13 of the most delicious Christmas Stamps you could image, Henry Christmas Mouse is sure to be the biggest hit for Xmas 2009, and I know we will be seeing him everywhere on the blog, you just MUST go and check out all 13 of the stamps they are all available to order now, just click Here to find them.

Wow no Papers on this one that was hard!!!!!, but I wanted Henry to take centre stage, I have used an Easel card again, I am really liking this shape, I used the lovely Fleur de Lys Nesties for the matting and have glittered around all the edges. Henry has been coloured with Distress Inks, (Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick, Broken China), with Glamour dust added to his wings and halos. Look out for lots more Henrys appearing on here in the next few days, and I will also have some Henry Candy for you on Monday.

Hope you all have a great day.

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Tuesday 15 September 2009

Two for Tuesday

Craft 4 Fun

Inspired by a card I saw on the uber talented Bev's I decided to join in the Craft 4 Fun Challenge this week, the fabulous sketch was quite challenging but I really enjoyed playing with it. Pop over to the challenge blog to see some fantastic creations by the DT.

This wonderful image is one of my many downloads I have from Mo's Digital Pencil, I just wish I had more time to colour them all, they are the most beautiful and detailed drawings. I have to apologise for the terrible quality of the photos this morning, It has rained non stop for the last 24 hours and it is dark everywhere in the house, I just couldn't get a decent shot.

I have coloured this Christmas Fairy with Copics, (the frill on her dress is actually a very pale pink which hasn't shown up very well), the papers are all Basic Grey from last year, the flowers have been sprayed with Peppermint Stick Glimmer Mist.

Copics used on this card.

A Spoonfull of Sugar

For our challenge this week we would love to see Autumn/fall inspired projects, I can not think of a more apt theme for today, it really looks as if autumn is here, we have the most cutest stamps on offer as a Prize to one lucky person, pop over and see the DT cards and check out those fantastic stamps.

This Whiff of Joy, Charlotte Fall Stamp is just perfect for the challenge once again she has been coloured with copics, The paper is from the Cosmo Cricket Pad - Early Bird available from Bunny Zoes Crafts, as is the ribbon, the trailing leaves are cut with the MS Branch Punch and just glued together to making a garland.

Here are the Copics Used

Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx
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