Tuesday 14 December 2010

Truly Scrumptious Challenge



Another Challenge I have entered 2 in one week a record!! and what a brilliant sketch it is on Truly Scrumptious this week, perfect for showing off another of the lovely Lili of the Valley Baby Fairy images .




Today I have “Dandelion Clock” for you she has been coloured with copics, and has Liquid Pearls, Polar White Flowersoft and Glitter added.  The Papers are a Nitwit download called   “Butterfly Kisses” , The Lace and Ribbon are from Wild Orchid Craft, and the sentiment is from the New Lili of the Valley Releases.  


I decided to use punched flowers for a change, (it is a big wrench not to use my normal lovely roses etc), the flowers have been punched from the same backing papers with a Medium and small Retro Flower Punch, I have used a ball to0l to shape them, then added some of Wild Orchid Crafts Flat Backed Pearls.  The filigree corner is from Panduro.




  Copics Used: Flesh E21, E00, E000, Hair, Y32, YR21, Wings, Shoes & Petticoat R83, R81, RV000, RV0000, Skirt B95, B93m B91.


Woke up freezing this morning, checked the radiators stone cold, then checked the boiler to find it has broken down, so I am off to find a decent heating engineer now, must get it done before the snow thats forecast for later this week.



Jacqui xxx

Sunday 12 December 2010

Sketch Saturday Challenge



Wow cannot believe I am actually entering a challenge it must be the first in a few weeks, I have always found that if I am stuck for ideas Sketch Saturday is bound to come up trumps and it has today.




Another sneak peek for you from Lili of the Valley's January 2011 release this is one of the four gorgeous Little Fairies and she is called “Birthday Fairy” isn’t she wonderful.  The papers are from Memory Box Gossamer Paper Pad available from Quixotic Paperie, one of my favourite pads.  The sentiment is also from LOTV new release.  I have used Stardust Stickles around the edges of the Nestie Mats and Sentiment, but being impatient I took the piccie before it had dried so it looks a bit blobby, but it is fine IRL now.




I took this picture so you can see the Cherry Blossom, 10mm Roses and Rosebuds from Wild Orchid Crafts properly.  The Flat Back Pearls are from The Hobby House.



Copis used: Flesh: E21, E00, E000, Hair and Bear: E53, E51, E50 , Skirt, Shoes Wings & Bow: R85, R83, R81, RV000, RV0000, Jumper & Oressie: G20, G21, G41



Jacqui x

Saturday 11 December 2010

Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek


Cannot tell you how long I have been waiting to show you these stunning new images from Lili of the Valley Romance Collection by Annabel Spensley, now we have got a release date (11.1.11) look out for lots more of them. 


This image is called “Love Grows” and is just perfect for Valentines Day, why not ask for a Lili of the Valley Gift Voucher for Christmas and you can get your hands on all 9 of the new Romance images.  I have used Copics for colouring the images (Nos below), the image and backing mat have been cut with the largest Die from a Go Kreate set   and both edges have been glittered.  The papers are from the new Nitwits release “Heavenly”, these are just gorgeous and as you can see can be used all year round not just at Christmas.  The little Blue Flat Back Hearts are from Hobbycraft. 


The Flowers and Lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch has been used to add some interest.  I have used the Magnolia Doo Hickey Label die and stamped the free sentiment that comes with this stamp, i have distressed the edges with Distress Ink and tucked it behind the image.


Copics Used:
Flesh: E21, E00, E000, Hair E37, Girls Hat, Boys Apron: E53, E52, E50 Girls Dress & Flowerpot & Boys Shirt: R02, R01, Roo, R05,  Boys Trousers and Hat B95, B93, B91, Watering Can, Wellingtons & Tree YG73, YG91, E40.

Have a lovely weekend.  I am off to Canterbury to meet my Boys to do some Christmas Shopping
Jacqui xxxx

Friday 10 December 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge



This week on Just Magnolia Challenge we are sponsored by Elaine from Quixotic Paperie and they are offering a £10 voucher for you to spend on anything in the store.

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This week our challenge is a nice easy one, make a Christmas card




I wonder what Sneaky Tilda has hidden in her box, I hope its lots of crafty goodies.  She has been coloured with Copics and Polychromos Pencils, I have used some scraps of Magnolia papers which have been distressed with scissors and distress ink and have used them to make lots of layers (sorry for the bad piccie its difficult to see all the layers and flowers.  The Sentiment is a Penny Black Stamp and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


JM3The Copics used:

Flesh: E21, E00, E000, Hair E53, E51, E50 Light Brown Polychromos Pencil, Clothes: C1, C00 and Light Blue Polychromos Pencil, Ribbons: R81, RV000, RV0000.


Now a couple of updates from Lili of the Valley, the release date for the Molly Harrison Fairies has been Changed


We are launching 4 new Fairy Stamps by Annabel Spenceley on 11th January 2011, along with 7 Molly Harrison Stamps, 2 new wedding images and 5 Love and Romance ones, in time for your Valentine's Day Cards!!
Keep an eye on our blogs for sneak peeks!


And for those of you stuck for last minute Christmas Presents for your crafty friends, Gift Vouchers are now also available on the Lili of the Valley website.



Jacqui xxx

Thursday 9 December 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge



Today is the last challenge before Christmas on Lili of the Valley Challenge, we are having a 3 week break and will be back again on 30th December, so you have lots of time to make a card and join us. 


For those of you interested in the release of Lili of the Valleys Molly Harrisons Fairies we now have a release date 20th January.






We have a great sketch by our very own Dena for you this week, thanks hun x. I have used Christmas Candle and a Lili of the Valley Circular Sentiment for my card today, she has been coloured with Copics (No’s Below).  The lush papers are by Best Creations from Oyster Stamps, The leaves and flowers are from last years Prima Christmas collection and the enamelled charm is from The Hobby House.  Chalk has been used for the sky, Glamour Dust was used for the snow on the ground and in the sky and Polar White Flowersoft on her hat.




Flesh: E21, E00, E000, Hair: E71, E70, Coat: R59,R37,R35,R85 Scarf: YG95, YG93, YG91, B97, B93.

Monday 6 December 2010

A card at Last



Another of the soon to be released Molly Harrison Fairy Stamps by Lili of the Valley, I am afraid we still do not have a release date for these Fairies yet but will let you know on here as soon as we do.




This image is called “Garden of Wishes” isn’t she beautiful, I have used Copics again to colour her the numbers are below.  The papers are from The Tilda Angel Love paper pad from Cuddly Buddly, flowers lace and ribbons from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Image was been distressed with Spun  Sugar  after being cut with the Frilly Square No 2 Die set from Go Kreate.



Copics Used:

Face: E21, E00, E000

Hair Dress: E40, E70, E71

Flowers, Wings and Bottom of Dress: R85, R83, R81, RV000, RV0000


Thanks for looking

Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Sunday 5 December 2010

DT Cards For Flowersoft



I am sorry I have been so lack this last couple of weeks in my card making,  I am hoping to increase my output this week!!!   I do have some cards made a couple of months ago that I have not posted so thought I would show these to you today.  I was asked to make some DT Cards for Flowersoft Uk using their cute  Charlies Ark stamps, I really enjoyed using these adorable stamps.  Here a just a few of the cards I made.




The stamp used on this card is called Up and Away, and hs been coloured with Copics as usual, glossy accents have been used on the ballons.  The Papers are by Imaginise and flowers of course are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the Sentiment and small ballons are also on the Up and Away Stamp Plate.




This Card is using  the I Love You Stamp Plate.




This Stamp plate includes a sweet sentiment, a gorgeous little mouse and names to stamp in the heart, again coloured with Copics, I have cut out the windows added acetate behind and mounted onto Dark blue card. 



Last for today is this one using In the Air stamp plate



Hope I will be back tomorrow with a card I have managed to create today.

Big Hugs

Jacqui xx

Friday 3 December 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge



Before I  get on to this week’s challenge I have some sad news.  Donalda has decided to step down from the DT due to work commitments and some personal issues.  Donalda has been with us from day one and we she is a wonderful friend I know I will miss her very much .  Thanks for all you did for JM hun xx

This is our last Special Monthly Challenge for 2010!!  Gulp hasn’t the time flown!!  As always we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp with a fabulous prize of a  $30 voucher, and she even pays the shipping! With over 100,000 items in stock, Simon is proud to offer the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards, Altered Art, and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world!


The theme for our Special Monthly Challenge is "Anything Goes". But this month we have added the option of making your creation SPARKLE.



I am still finding it an effort to craft, my energy levels are at zero, luckily I had this gorgeous Tilda coloured up from a few weeks ago so although I am very late at least I managed to make my DT card this week.  


Tilda has been coloured with Copics (forgot  the numbers sorry), I have used  one of my new Go Kreate nestie dies stamped and glittered to sit Tilda on,  if you have just bought a Grand Calibur you really need to go and visit Go Kreate they are selling Extra Large Dies at a fraction of the cost of Spellbinders and they cut and emboss beautifully, I am really impressed.  The paper is from Magnolias Christmas Collection available at Crafts U Love .  The Glittered snowflakes have been punched with Martha Stewart Punch as has the Snowflake Border, Ribbon and Cherry Blossom from Wild Orchid Crafts.




I have been asked where I get my Laser Cut Butterflies and corners here are the links Butterflies, Corners , hope this helps


Jacqui x

Thursday 2 December 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge



Good Morning all, have woken up to a winter wonderland here, 18” of snow and it is still coming down, I have a real urge to go and make a snowman but as I am still coughing and spluttering I suppose I had better resist the urge.


Lili of the Valley Challenge this week is a theme “A Few of My Favourite Things” (the blooming tune keeps going round my head).  We would like to see your creations using your favourite stamps, papers, embellies etc.




Here is another sneak peek of one of the new Molly Harrison Fairies that Lili of the Valley will be releasing soon, she is definitely one  of my favourite things, I had to use Wild Orchid Craft Flowers and loads of glitter, No surprise there then!!  Memory Box Gossamer papers and a Stempleglede Sentiment stamp from Quixotic Paperie are all so must haves at the moment.



The Copics used here are:

Flesh: E21, E00, E000, Hair E53, E51, E50, Dress R81, RV000, RV0000, Wings G21, G40, G82

CHRISTMAS CANDY BLOG BANNER WEB OPTIMISED_thumb[1] On the Lili of the Valleys Ideas to Inspire blog we are holding a 12 days of Christmas candy give away.  Each day we will give away a stamp to one lucky entrant and all you have to do is place the banner in your side bar with a link back to the blog.  What are you waiting for!!!


Keep safe and warm


Jacqui xx

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Crafters Companion Challenge



Its the 1st of the Month that means it time for another Challenge on Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge, its a special Challenge this month with a fabulous prize of a £50 voucher to be spent on the Crafters Companion Website Wow!!! thats really worth winning isn’t it, and It is not even necessary to use Crafters Companion Products on your entry, but those who do will be entered twice into the candy draw and all entries may be entered into other online blog challenges.


We have a Sketch by Leann for you to follow with the added Option of Winter Fun, do hope you can come and join us this month.



I choose to use one of Jaynes Nestorenkos  beautiful images from the Adorables Range of Stamps and the backing paper is from the accompanying CD, the Sentiment is also from the stamp range.  The pink layer has been embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.  The Snowflakes and Icicle edging were punched with Martha Stewart Punches in White Card and I have used a Glue Pen and Glamour Dust to add lots of Glitter.




Copics used:

Flesh: E21, E00, E000,

Hair: E35, E53, E51

Coat: R81, RV000, RV0000

Fur and Boots: C2, C1, C00

Have a good day

Jacqui x

Tuesday 23 November 2010

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge



My Favourite theme this week on a Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge “ANYTHING GOES”  so come on girls let those creative juices run wild and come and join us .

It was really hard to get started on crafting yesterday and I didn’t think I would  have a card for you today, then I remembered I had some new delightful images to show you from Lili of the Valley and the card nearly made itself.  When these images arrived from Lili of the Valley I just fell in love and couldn’t wait for the go ahead to show them.   This new range of fabulous stamps with these stunning fairies by Molly Harrison  will shortly be available from the Lili of the Valley  website, we haven’t got a release date yet but will let you know on here as soon as we have.   To put your minds at rest this does not mean we will be saying goodbye to Rosie, James the Bear and the rest of your favourite LOTV cuties theres still lots more of them to come.




I am not sure I have done justice to this little one, my MOJO must have caught my infection as he was not working 100% yesterday, I coloured the image with Copics (Colours below) and added lots of Glamour Dust to her wings, the carefully cut her out as I wanted to give some movement to her wings.  I placed her on the  largest Nestie Beaded Circle, and just distressed the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  The paper is by Magnolia and the flowers and ribbons are by Wild Orchid Crafts.   I have used die cut Butterflies and Corner from Panduro.



Copics Used:

Face E21, E00, E000, R20

Hair, E35, E53, E51

Dress B02, B00, B000

Wings BV02, BV00, BV000


Thanks for looking and have a good day


Jacqui xx

Monday 22 November 2010

Thank You, LOTV Winner and a couple of belated cards

Sorry for my absence for the last week and thank you for all the e-mails I received asking if I was OK.   I had a rotten Chest Infection and couldn’t get upstairs to my PC so although I had been very good and got the weeks DT cards done  by the weekend I  haven’t been able to post them, worst of all I couldn’t post my LOTV Candy Winner, I am still tired so not sure if I will be making any cards for the next few days.  Now the apologies and explanations are dealt with I had better give the name of my Lili of the Valley Candy Winner.

No 129 – Aussie Loz   can  you please e-mail me Here dear so I can get the Calendar Stamp sent to you.



The First of my delayed cards is for the Lili of The Valley Challenge  where this weeks challenge is Glitter and Glitz. 




All the Glitter is rather muted in my Photo, although I have used lots of it, the image is Lili of the Valley It’s my Party, I did make a note of the Copics I used on this and my Just Magnolia card but Can I find the Post It with the numbers on, of course not!!!!!! sorry.    I have cut the doyley with a Marianne Die from Quixotic Paperie, and have cut it in half to fit behind the image.  The paper is from BudsnBlossom Nitwits download kit, and the fantastic sentiment is a stamp from Dies to Die For.  The Flowers, Pearls, Hearts and  Ribbon are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, I have edged the flowers Image and Sentiment with Stardust Stickles.



Now for my Just Magnolia Card.




Our challenge for you this week on Just Magnolia Challenge  is White and One other Colour, sounds a bit daunting but once you get down to it not as scarry as it seems, just check out the DT cards, they are just fabulous.




I have already used this sweet Tilda this week but I just love her and she was just right for this challenge.  I cut the Sentiment Circle with one of my new nesties and stamped the image with Memento Ink, then I stamped around the image with a Magnolia Snowflake stamped inked with Fired Earth Distress Ink, once I had finished colouring Tilda ,  I used a Glue Pen and Glamour Dust to add sparkle to the stamped Snowflakes.   The paper, which has been distressed with Scissors and  Fired Earth D,   is from  Magnolias Christmas Collection from Crafts U Love, I have cut two different lengths of lace to put behind the image and also cut a Label using Nesties to just poke behind the image, I have actually stamped Merry Christmas on the label  but forgot to take a piccie, (the label does pull out).  The Flowers and lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts.



If I find my Post It note I will add the Copic Colours later.


Jacqui x

Tuesday 16 November 2010

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge



Our Challenge this week is chosen by Ingrid who would like to see

Inking, distressing edges, or a vintage style and we have a Fabulous Prize too, so please come and join us.



Another darling little Tilda for you today, this card is made up of all of my favourite things – Nitwits papers, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Martha Stewart Snowflake, Whimsey Ticket Stamp and Die from Quixotic Paperie, lots of Glitter, Flowersoft and of course lots of Mauve- so as you can guess I really enjoyed creating it.


I have distressed around the edge of the image and Sentiment Ticket with Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord Distress Ink and have added Crystal Stickles .


ASFS1cI am so sorry I forgot to make a note of the Copics I used, I  was trying to be very organised and to tidy my desk as I finished each card, so had put the copics back in their pots without making a note of them, from now on I will carry on being the same old untidy me at least I know where things are!!!


Have a good day, theres a really heavy frost here but the at least the sun is shining


Jacqui xxx

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