Saturday 27 February 2010

A Boy and A Girl


Want some good new Craft Obsessions have got the new Tim Holtz Distress Inks in stock!!!!!, just thought I would give you the heads up.

I have two cards for you this evening both coloured with the new inks, the first is my Little Tilda which I am entering for Cute Card Thursday which is Ribbons and Sketch Saturday where there is a fabulous sketch.

005 I have used Spun Sugar and Pumice Stone from the new inks, and Tattered Rose and Tea Dye from the originals to colour Tilda.  The awesome papers are from kaiserkraft and I so wish I had ordered 3 sheets of each instead of 1.  The roses as usual are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the sentiment is by SU


Now for my belated Wags-n-Whiskers card


The ubberly talented Inge has given us a "Freestyle" challenge!! That means you can do anything you want!! That also means that everyone can play long as you use a Wags 'n Whiskers image on your card!

If you need some Wags 'n Whiskers stamps, check out the links here.

As usual, one lucky participant will win a free Wags 'n Whiskers stamp of their choice!!

006 This stamp is called “Just For You” isn’t he cute.  The New colours used on here are Barn Door for his Tea Shirt, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge for his hair, Pumice Stone for his trouser,  and finally tumbled glass for his little dog and trainers.

Yummy MME papers used on this one, buttons and charm from stash.



Jacqui xx

Just Magnolia A Little Late

014a Late again posting my Just Magnolia Card, but I have a good excuse this time, I was rushing around early yesterday trying to get the HW done quickly , when I dropped a large Coffee Table on my foot, I ended up spending 4.1/2 hours in A&E , where eventually I had to have the large nail on my Big Toe removed as it was bleeding behind the nail.  I cannot explain the horrible pain this has left me with. 

Well onto my card, this week on Just Magnolia Challenge our Challenge this week is BIRTHDAYS so we would like to see your birthday cards or presents featuring a magnolia stamp or stamps.

014This cute Tilda was bought at the NEC in November and  I think she must be one produced just for the shows as I haven’t seen her for sale anywhere.  I have used Distress Inks to colour her and used plenty of Stardust stickles on her dress and ribbons.  I made the Hat Pins from spare beads I had  in my bead box.  The Papers are by Magnolia.

013 Hope you all have a fabulous week end.  BTW I was so proud to have been chosen to be featured on Belles and Whistles Blog on Thursday it was a complete Surprise, Summer featured my card called Bear Hugs, thank you dear.

Hugs Jacqui x

Thursday 25 February 2010

Kute Kittie


Another Sneak Peek and some Fabulous Flowery News

I nearly forgot to post this card, it has been made for a couple of days, but I was speaking to Bev this evening and she said she was going to be posting a Lili of the Valley sneak peek card tomorrow and it jogged my memory, thanks hun MWAH xx

In case you haven't heard these little Kitties will be making their debut on the 10th of March so make a note, you know how quick they sell out. I am going to enter this card in Papertake Weekly Challenge this week, fantastic sketch Dawny!!

005a This Kittie looks so like my Thomasina in these colours, I just adore her face and the cake looks ready to eat. I have used Copics again for this one and have added Stardust Stickles and Glossy Accents to the cake and candles. The papers are by MME and are pre-glittered, very yummy . The ribbon is from Crafty Feelings and is one of the selection of delicious ribbons in Bev’s Bag for February. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts .


And here is another Sneak Peek this time of some fabulous roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

FM-00384 These delicious Curly Wild Roses should be on sale from Friday 26th February, there are lots of fantastic colours to choose from, but I am drooling over these yummy Mushroom and Cream ones and cannot wait to be able to place an order for them. If you would like to see more just pop over to Wild Orchid Crafts website although you cannot place an order until Friday you can get your shopping list ready.


Jacqui xx

Wednesday 24 February 2010

Thank You

010a Whiff of Joy Challenge

We have a fabulous sketch for you this week on Whiff of Joy Challenge by our very own Bev, I know I will use this one lots of times. I hope you can come and join us again this week.

010I have used Willow from the new Whiff of Joy shop kit on todays card. The ship kit will only be available to buy from your local shop and not on the Whiff of Joy website, so if you would like to purchase it please ask your local shop to get in touch with Whiff of Joy.

I have used distressed inks to colour Willow, the papers are from my scrap drawer, the large pearl buttons are available from The Hobby House. Of course the flowers which have been edged with Stickles are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


Here is the DT creation I should have posted late yesterday for Peachy Keen Challenge, I didn’t even turn on the PC yesterday so sorry its late.


Now here is this weeks challenge! It's going to be another recipe,

  • Must contain green and yellow anywhere on the project
  • Must have a 3-dimensional element on the project (could be an image popped out, embellishment, ribbon, etc.)
  • Must contain a stamped image

007I have used the new Faceless Vegetable stamps available from Peachy Keen for this little Planting Diary. I will be giving it to my Uncle who’s birthday is tomorrow. I have used Basic Grey Papers on the covers of the diary and coloured the Veggies with Copics. Each page inside has been stamped with a different vegetable,

I would like to say a VERY BIG THANK YOU to everyone who left me such sweet Happy Birthday messages, I was overwhelmed with them all, especially as I have been such a bad blogger these last 2 weeks. I wish I could tell you why I have not been able to visit you all but am not free to say at the moment, But watch this space, things should ease up after tomorrow, I really miss visiting everyone and also picking up new ideas and trends from your wonderful blogs, I feel completely out of the loop at the moment. Anyway thank you again for your good wishes.

I will be choosing the winner of my Candy after I have posted this so watch for the announcement.


click on my Candy Post on my side bar to see the winner of my Birthday Candy

Hugs Jacqui.

Tuesday 23 February 2010


017a A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge

Our Challenge topic this week has been chosen by our Guest designer Randi and she would like to see you using Distress inks(don't worry if you don't have these, anything is fine) Pearls and Glitter

Our Wonderful sponsor this week is Elizabeth from Soft pencil, The winner of this weeks challenge will receive a $15 voucher to spend in Elizabeth's store,(this won't be too hard as there are lots of very cute images to choose from). Some of the DT have used the images Elizabeth very kindly gave us to play with, so pop over to the challenge blog to see their great creations.

016As you  normally see Distress Ink colouring from me I thought I would go with the Pearl option and use Elizabeth's fabulous digi image.  I have used copics to colour, I  think the card got mixed up on the printer as it was really difficult to blend on this card, Oh well!!!! it doesn't look to bad.  The papers are Imaginise.

017 Thanks for looking

Hugs Jacqui xxx

Monday 22 February 2010

Whiff of Joy DT Card


I received my DT package from Whiff of Joy on Friday, it contained the new Bi Monthly Collection by Elizabeth Bell, and I just had to stop working on my commission work last night and colour these beautiful images up.

004This card includes 4 stamps from the sheet, which this time is already mounted on Eazi Mount, Here you have Willow, The Birdhouse, Sentiment and gorgeous flowers.  It has all been coloured with Distress Inks,

Face & Arms: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye and Worn Lipstick . Hair Tea Dye, Flowers, Dress Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany, Leaves Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap, Birdhouse Frayed Burlap.

The Paper is MME Quite Contrary from Dies to Die for.


Have a good week


Jacqui x

Sunday 21 February 2010

Celebrate Friendship


Sorry this is a very quick post again, but I just had to let you see another of the gorgeous Lili of the Valley sneak peeks, I am so in love with these little Kitties, don’t forget you will be able to get your hands on them on 10th March.

I was searching for a sketch to use this morning and I found this great one on Sketch and Stash Challenge.

001 I should learn that it is never a good idea to do things in a hurry, I really wanted to get this card up this morning and couldn’t wait for the stickles to dry so if you look closely you will see I have smudged them.   I have coloured this cute Kittie and Friend with Copics, the papers are Little Yellow Bicycle, and the flowers of course come from Wild Orchid Crafts , the sentiment is from SU.

Check out Bev, Christine, Pops and Marcea’s blog to see more sneak peeks.

Hugs Jacqui xxx

Saturday 20 February 2010

Two For One

002a Just when I think Lili of the Valleys images just couldn’t  get any sweeter look what arrives!!!!!, now you would have to be very hard hearted not to just adore this gorgeous stamp, and their are five more being released on 10th March, another little girl and 4 of the cutest cats you have ever seen.  I am so happy to belong to this fantastic companies DT and have all these wonderful images to play with I must be one of the luckiest “Girls” in the world.   Keep you eyes open for sneak peeks from the rest of the DT and I lay a bet you will have trouble not wanting to buy them all and at £3.75 they are so reasonable.

I 002I am going to enter  this card for 2 challenges  (I think it qualifies for both) Truly Scrumptious have a fabulous sketch with the option of make it a Birthday Card and Cute Card Thursday are asking us to use Metal on our Cards (I have used Brads and Eyelets).

I have coloured Me and My Pony with Copics and added Glamour Dust to the flowers,  The papers are a Nit Wits download.

003 Hope you all have a fantastic weekend, mine is all planned out for me, Work, Work, Work!!!!!! but it all has to be completed by Thursday so hopefully I can take it easy then


Jacqui xxxx

Friday 19 February 2010

Friday Girls


Just Magnolia Challenge

001a Sketch by Jay Jay

Hi everyone, its blooming snowing again here!!!!!! I am so longing for spring to arrive.  I love Fridays 2 of my favourite challenges to post. 

Jay Jay has designed  a fabulous sketch for you this week on Just Magnolia Challenge and the DT have  created some of the most awesome cards, so do hope you can join us again this week.  This week we are sponsored by our very own Guest Designer Kellie (of Magnolia Down Under) who has donated two of the new Magnolia stamps for the prize.  The shop website is down at the moment but you can contact Kellie through her blog.

001 This is one of my new release Tildas from Crafts U Love, these little darlings just get more adorable.  She has been coloured with Distress Inks.  The scrummy papers are from Martha Stewart Baby Boy Pad available from Dies to Die For.  The obligatory  Martha Stewart punch has been used  as have the wonderful flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, the glass beads were taken off of this years Christmas Crackers.


Wags-n-Whiskers Challenge

005aIt was my turn to choose the challenge this week on Wags-n-Whiskers Challenge, after a lot of consideration I came up with My Favourite Things,  we would like to see your cards made with all your card making favourites.  Wow my fellow Divas look as if they have had fun with this one don’t forget to visit the Wags-n-Whiskers blog to see there creations and also find out where to buy these fabulous stamps.

005 I am afraid this card is a bit over the top as I wanted to add as many of my favourite things as possible, to start this fabulous image “Love you Sis”, which has been coloured with my favourite medium Distress Inks, todays favourite papers “October Afternoon” a Swirl punch, Martha Stewart Punch (everyone of her punches is my favourite so this was hard to decide on), and what card of mine would be complete without Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers.  I am really looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

006 Off to do the HW!!!! hopefully I will be seeing the family this weekend.  Hope you have a fabulous break


Jacqui xxx

Thursday 18 February 2010

Fairy Wishes

003b Lili of the Valley Challenge

We have a fabulous sketch designed by our very own Domi on Lili of the Valley Challenge,  we also have two new DT members the fabulous Poppet (Pops) and Dawny P.  We are looking for a GDT for 4 challenges and also have some great candy on offer.  Do hope you can come and join us.  Don’t forget you do not have to use Lili of the Valley products on your creation.


This little Lili of the Valley fairy has been coloured with Distress Inks, Glamour Dust has been added to her wings and present.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves are punched with a McGill pinch.  The delicious matching papers are downloaded from Lili of the Valley , there is a great selection of the website and Lisa has told me they will be adding more this week.  I have used a Martha Stewart Ribbon Punch on the bottom of the card.

002 Have a good day

Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

Wednesday 17 February 2010

Sweet Memories


Whiff of Joy Challenge

A lovely challenge for you this week really girly and an excuse to get all your fabulous embellies out to play with,  SWIRLS AND PEARLS is what we are looking for, you can imagine how much I loved making a card for this one.  Hope you can come and join us this week, my Fellow DR members have created the most stunning cards to get you started.  Don’t forget the only rule is you must use a Whiff of Joy stamp on your creation.


It is such a long time since I used this lovely Whiff of Joy stamp, so pleased I got her out again, she is just such a dream to colour, I have used Distress Inks to colour her.   The swirls around the circle are again by Whiff of Joy and where stamped and glittered.  The papers which have been distressed are called Blueberry Hill.  The lovely lace was a RAK and the flowers of course  are by Wild Orchid Crafts.


I went to bed at 3.30 last night I have so much commission work to do and too few days to do it in, so may be MIA again for a while.  I have made the cards for most of my DT commitments for the next week so should have something to show everyday, but will not be writing much

Hugs Jacqui x

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Spring Time


A Spoonfull of Sugar

Our lovely sweet and generous teamie Nikki is our sponsor for this weeks A Spoonfull of Sugar she has offered 2 lovely stamps from the latest Spring Time collection from her company Wags-n-Whiskers

It is my week to choose the theme and as Nikki had so generously given every DT member a stamp from the new release what better theme than SPRING.  

003 I have used the image called Easter Blessing for my card and have used Distressed Inks to colour it, the papers are Basic Grey.   I said a few weeks ago that I had seen the Martha Stewart Bunny Border punch and had resisted buying it, but I gave in and just had to order it from Dies to Die For, I am so pleased I did :).

The fabulous Daffodils, roses and spray are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I am in love with these Daffodils what fabulous spring embellishments they make.

001Hope you have a good day, don’t forget to enter into my Birthday Candy the link to the post is on my side bar.

Hugs Jacqui xx

Sunday 14 February 2010

A Sweet Thank you





My counter has reached 100,oo0 visitors and my Birthday is coming up towards the end of the month, so I think its time for some special Candy, to thank you all for visiting and also for your friendships since I started Blogging I have met and made some wonderful friends on here. The candy will be drawn on my Birthday 23rd February


The candy consists of:

Martha Stewart Daisy Punch

A Sheet of CC Designs NEW Love Stamp Sheet (on eaz imount)

Spellbinders Fancy Tags

Assortment of Fabric Flowers, from Crafty Feelings

45mt Reel of Cream Ribbon

A selection of Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers.

All you need to do is post about the candy on your blog and leave a link on Mr Linky below, thats it. Best of Luck

Hugs Jacqui x

Razzle Dazzle


This fortnights challenge on Fussy and Fancy Challenge is “DAZZLE US”, and I am hoping this meets the criteria as there is lots of glitter and bling on here.


Another wonderful Sweet Pea Image by Ching Chou Kuik only available in the UK from Crafts and Me. She took ages to colour but I loved every minutes of it, I used Copics on Manga Art Board. I am still playing with chalks to get the perfect background, think I am getting there. The fabulous punched border is a Martha Stewart Punch which I bought from Crafts U love, after I had pinched the border I swept over it with the same chalks I used for the background, I am really pleased with the results.


At long last I am completely up to date, I have sorted out my Candy for you, just got to take the photos, then I will post it, and I have started to reply to all the lovely comments you have left me, I have really missed blog hopping.

Hope you are having a great Valentines Day

Hugs Jacqui xx

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