Saturday 30 October 2010

Wild Orchid Craft DT Cards – New Hellebores



I received my wonderful DT package from Wild Orchid Crafts this week and inside were the most delicious Hellebores, I just couldn't wait to give you a Sneak Peek as I know you are going to just want to own some of these.  You may take a double take when you see todays cards, as I have used the same papers and colours on both,  I loved the colour scheme so much but I also wanted to get a couple of DT cards up here today and withthe papers and copics being on my desk it was the quickest way!!!.



My First card I a going to enter for Friday Sketchers  this week where there is a stunning sketch by Claudia Rosa (its perfect dear xxxx).  The papers are from the Christmas Magnolia Collection from Crafts U Love they are yummy.  The Snowflakes are also from Crafts U Love and are a Magnolia Doo Hickey Die set that also comes with Mistletoe Die which you will see on the next card.  I have Distressed the edges of the snowflakes with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, then I used two Magnolia Snowflake Stamps and Spun Sugar to make a background which I then went over with Glue Pen and Crystal Glamour Dust.


Here is a close up of the  Pink Edged Hellebore I have used 10mm Roses, Rosebuds, and Crystals all from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The Hellebores will be available on the website from Monday, wouldn’t want to be in Paul and Siris shoes on Monday as I am sure the website will go mad and they will have lots and lots of packing up to do.



Of course the awesome stamp used is from Lili of the Valley Christmas Collection and is called “Dropping the Shopping”

The Copics used on this and the card below are:

Flesh: E21, E00. E000

Coat: B01, B00, B0000

Doggie and Bag C2, C1, C00


Sat Sketcha


My Next Card is again using a Lili of the Valley Stamp Skating Along, another of my favourites, No to be honest every single Lili of the Valley stamp is my favourite!!! This card is going to be entered for Sketch Saturday Challenge




Most of the card uses the same products as the one above, except for the Snowflake which is a large Martha Stewart Punch, I have used a plain White Hellebore on here and have added Stardust Glitter around the edge of the petals, photo hasn’t picked this up very well.  I have used Twinklets for the snow, and the fabulous Mistletoe, which I have distressed with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink is a Magnolia Doo Hickey Christmas Die.



You could have a chance to own some of these Hellebores  you need to check the Wild Orchid Crafts Blogs  this evening when Bev will be posting some delicious Candy

Have a great weekend and enjoy your extra hours sleep


Jacqui xxxx

Friday 29 October 2010

WooHoo SCACD Blog Hop

A BIG Welcome to the release day of stamps from the NEW artist over at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!
Carmen Medlin - The Reflections Release
We Quixotic Paperie girls are sooo excited to be joining in with SCACD to celebrate this wonderful new artist that has joined the SCACD talented group of stamp designers! Of course you will be able to get your hands on these gorgeous new stamps from Quixotic Paperie!
So for the blog hopping fun you need to start over at Suzanne's blog Scrap Bitz. If you are hopping away already then you should have arrived at my blog from  Kims Blog
Here is my make and I have used “TEAPOT MOUSE”


The papers used are from the lush Memory Box  Gossamer Paper Pad from Quixotic Paperie, I have distressed around the edges of the papers, Doyley and Punched Border with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, the Snowflake Spacer are also from Quixotic Paperie.  The Flowers have been punched and I have added Stardust Stickles  around the edges.
So as you might have guessed if you are in the UK/EU you can get these lovely new stamps from Quixotic Paperie. If you are in the USA then pop along to Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and for those of you in Canada you can get yours from Art Du Scrapbooking.
We have some extra hopping fun for you! Susana and Elaine have been ever so lovely and are offering a 20% off voucher (not including p&p) from their respective shops SCACD and Quixotic Paperie to a randomly picked commenter and so is Susana's friend Denise at Storage Units, Ink And More. There are FIVE vouchers up for grabs (one from QP, three from SCACD and one from SU Ink & More) so don't forget to leave a comment on all of the blogs in the hop!
Your next Hop Stop is Mary
Happy hopping!

Don't forget to scroll down to see this weeks DT card for Just  Magnolia

Just Magnolia Challenge



You will be pleased to know my good mood lasted all day, as this post is scheduled cannot say if it will still be with me tomorrow!!!!, I have got this post up early as at 9am I have another post  scheduled for a great Blog Hop so please pop back later. Well on Just Magnolia Challenge this week we have one of our Little Miss Piggy Wiggy’s (Oh sorry I mean our lovely Dawny P) sketches for you, and an awesome prixe donated by the lovely Tracey at Dies to Die For .




This card owes a big thank you to the local £1 shop, The Silver Leaves, Charm and Pine Cone all came from there, surprising what you can find in a pound shop, I must admit I am a bit of a snob and I have to wear my dark glasses when shopping there just in case anyone sees me :).   This is one of the new Christmas Magnolias from Bunny Zoes Crafts, I didn’t get too many this time s I though a lot of them were very similar to last years but couldn't resist  this one, I wouldn’t put any money on me not going back and ordering some more though. 


The Traditional Papers are from the Memory Box Spiceberry Paper Pad from Quixotic Paperie, the swirls are punched and the sentiment is from the new Lili of the Valley Christmas Sentiment sheet.


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The Copics Used are:

Fleash: E21, E00, E000, E0000

Hair: E74, E71, E70

Coat, Tree : YG95, YG93, YG91

Fur and Socks: E43 E40

See you later


Jacqui xxx

Thursday 28 October 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge



Top of the morning to you all, I am in a really good mood today, don’t know why just woke up happy!!! hope it lasts.  I think I am beginning to see the wood from the trees now having done most of my DT cards for next week and one commission off in the post this morning, only 2 more to do now.  I really want to clear my desk before I leave for Birmingham next Thursday, I am so looking forward to having 4 days away.


Anyway today being Thursday its Lili of the Valley Challenge Time, and what a good excuse for showing another Sneak Peek of the New Releases (as if an excuse is needed).  Do pop over to the challenge blog lots more sneak peeks on there and some truly stunning cards created by my fellow DT divas.




Todays sneak is from the “Party Girls” collection and is called “Feather Boa” , the Sentiment is also from the New release available at the NEC,  I cannot believe the value of these sentiments 12 stamps on a sheet for £12, I know Lili of the Valley are well known for their value but this is terrrific.


I have used papers from Tilda Flowergarden Paper Pad from Panduro, just in love with these papers,  the Flowers and luch lace are all available from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the filigree Butterflies are also from Panduro Hobbies.



The Copics Used are:

Flesh  E21, E00, E000

Boa  B01, B000

Dress  R81, RV000, RV0000

Hair  E53, E51, E50

I have used Prisma pencils to give depth to the colours.


Have a great day


Jacqui xx

Wednesday 27 October 2010

A Challenge Card at Last and yet another Sneak Peek

Friday Sketcha


I have been so tied up with Commissions, Sneak Peeks, DT cards  and behind the scenes stuff that I just have not had time to enter any challenges or ink up any of my new stamps, so I decided to break the bonds and escape for just a few hours and make a card just for me.  Searching for a Challenge to enter I came across the sketch on Friday Sketchers and bingo I knew that was the one I would enter.


Friday Sketch


I have had this H&S stamp for Months and never used it and the backing papers have also been languishing in my Paper Stacks for a few weeks, the papers are from a Tilda 12x12 Pack called Angel Love from Panduro, the beautiful lace corner is also from Panduro.  I have distressed all the edges of the Paper and the image with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink then run Stardust Stickles all around them.  The Heart is a small Chipboard embellie that Ihave had for years, I painted it with Tim Holtzs Crackle Paint.  The Rose was made using the Large Sizzix Tim Holtzs Grunge Flowers  Die.


Friday Sketchb


Copics Used:

Fl;esh E21, E00. E000, E0000

Dress: R83, R81, RV000, RV0000

Hair & Hearts: E74, E71, E70, E40




Todays Sneak Peek from the New Lili of the Valley release is called “Rosie with Cake”, if you are off to the NEC you have only a week to wait to give her a home!!!!



Martha Stewart Round the Corner Punch ha been used as well as Nitwits Download paper.  The pearl swirl I made myself with Flat Backed Pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The Spacers are from The Hobby House and are not on the website yet but they will be available at the NEC, the flowers have been punched with a medium Retro Flower Punch and the leaves with a Martha Stewart Branch Punch.  The Sentiment is also a Lili of the Valley Stamp which will be available on teh website from the 12th November or at the NEC from 4th November, there are 3 sheets of these fab round sentiments 12 stamps on each sheet.



I am really sorry but I forgot to make a note of the Copics I used on this one.


Jacqui xxx

Tuesday 26 October 2010

A Spoonfull of Sugar


Our Challenge on A Spoonful of Sugar this week is chosen by Karen and she has asked for

Die cutting/punches

so it's time to get out your nesties and all those fab punches you all have.  The Lovely Denise from Whimsey Stamps  is our sponsor this week and she is offering a chance to win 5 Free Digi Stamps of the Winners Choice, what a generous prize thanks Denise.



Another sneak Peek from the Lili of the Valley Party Girls Collection this one is “Rosie with Presents”, are you not just loving these new stamps!!!! I have gone a bit mad with the Punches and Dies (well thats what Karne said she wanted), have used the Magnolia Doo Hickey Flowers and Leaves Punch, then distressed the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and Glamour Dust , the little roses in the centre of the flowers are of course from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The paper is by Magnolia from Crafts U Love and Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch has edged the blue mat.  The Sentiment is a Penny Black Stamp.



The Colours used to colour Rosie are

Flesh E21, E00, E000, Dress B01, B000, B0000, Shawl C2, C1, C00

Have a good Day


Jacqui xx

Sunday 24 October 2010

Time for a Cuppa

tea for twoa


Another Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek for you today, as I said on my last post there are 2 new sets of girl stamps, this is from the second set “Tea and Chat”  and is called “Time for A Cuppa”, these new  Girlie Stamps and the sentiments will be on sale at the NEC from 4th November and on the website from 12th November.


tea for two


Somewhere here in Mums house there is a photo of me when I was about 3 wearing a Turban and Pinafore  helping my Nan doing the washing in an old tin bath  and when I first saw this image it bought back so many memories of my childhood with the best Nan in the world,  we didn’t have much money and no electricity, just gas light and an old copper boiler and wash day was always Monday.  I am sure it was a chore to Nan but to me it was the best time of the week I was allowed to play with Soap and Water and make a mess!!!! I will try to dig out the photo and post it on here.


I have used Copics to colour Rosie, the papers are a Nitwits download, the borders are punched with a Martha Stewart Border Punch, the 10mm Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon from Stash and Teapot Charm from Whiff of Joy .  The Sentiment is from the New Sentiments Collection being released at the same time as the Girlie Stamps by Lili of the Valley.


tea for twob

The Copics used are:

Flesh E21, E00, E000, E0000

Hair  E53

Dress, Turban, Teapot, R83, R81, RV000, RV0000, YG 25, YG23, YG 0000


SCACD Stamps are adding a fantastic new artist to their range, which currently includes the wonderful and popular Elisabeth Bell and Victoria Case.

SCACD Stamps - available at - NEW ARTIST COMING 29th OCT 2010!

As the UK online exclusive store for SCACD Stamps, Elaine at Quixotic Paperie  will have the new stamps available  on release day – Friday 29th October 2010.  The Quixotic Paperie Design Team will also be joining forces with the SCACD Design Team for a big release day blog hop packed with inspiration and prizes!  Keep your eye on the Quixotic Inspirations blog for details!

In the meantime, you can put yourself in the running for some superb prizes!  Over at the Quixotic Inspirations blog you can enter for the chance to win the whole new artist collection!  That’s SEVEN gorgeous stamps plus a couple of little extras.  PLUS if you also visit the SCACD Store Blog you can enter for even more chances to win all the new stamps! 

ONE chance to win the full collection of new artist stamps at the Quixotic Paperie Store Blog
(draw ends 8pm UK time 28th Oct 2010)

FOUR chances to win the full collection of new artist stamps at the SCACD Store Blog
(draw ends 11pm EST 28th Oct 2010)

Don’t miss out on the chance to get your inky fingers on some yummy new rubber!


Jacqui x

Saturday 23 October 2010

A Cheeky Sneaky


I really shouldn’t be showing you this Sneak Peek from Lili of the Valley,  we had intended to start showing the new stamps from Monday 25th.  But as I had no card made for the weekend I went on bended knees to Lisa and Laila  for special permission to show this :), they are such lovely girls that of course they said yes.

Lili of the Valley will be launching 9 new Girlie stamps at the NEC at the beginning of November, as well as  3 exciting sets of Circular Sentiments and 2 Calendar Stamps.  These will then be for sale on the Lili of the Valley website from 12th November.  We thought we would start showing Sneak Peeks from this week as most of you get paid at the end of the Month and you may want to save a few pennies for these little cuties.


This is from a set of 5 stamps called Party Girls and this one is  “It’s My Party”, how many of us know a darling little Princess capable of pulling a mega strop like this, I just adore this image, it is going to take over from Fairy TipToe as my all time favourite Lili of the Valley Stamp.  The Circular sentiment is also from one of the 3 new sentiment Stamp Plates, there are 12 sentiments on each sheet and they cover everything from Weddings, Birthdays, Christmas and so much more.

The papers are from the memory Box Gossamer Pad available from Quixotic Paperie, I have used a Martha Stewart Border Punch, and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The Copic Colours used are:
Flesh – E21, E00, E000
Hair – E17, D15, E13, E51
Skirt & present – R83, R81, RV000, RVooo0
Top and Boots – YG93, YG91, E40

Look out for more sneak peeks from the DT  this week
Jacqui xxx

Friday 22 October 2010

Just Magnolia and my Last SWALK Sneaky



On Just Magnolia we are promoting Breast Cancer Awareness month, I’m sure a lot of you know our amazing teamie Jacque is celebrating beating the disease and we wanted to show our support and love for a very special lady, and also for all the very special ladies that have fought/are fighting the disease.  So our theme for this week is “THINK PINK”.  Nice and simple, use some pink on your creation and you could be the winner of the fabulous prize and also will be showing your support!!  We really hope you can join in this week.  We are also being Sponsored by Wild Orchid Crafts again and Paul and Siri have come up a stunning collection for one lucky winner.




Grrrrrrrrr!!! I am hopeless at taking photos of Easel cards, so I have lots of Piccies today trying to get a better view of the card.  I love this Tilda and I think she is just the perfect image for what we are trying to celebrate this week,  The Sentiment is from Magnolia, I had forgotten I had bought this a couple of years ago, but found it when I was trying to organise ALL My Tildas.




I have distressed the edge of the Heart Doyley with Fired Earth Distress Ink to add some interest, and used Copics to colour Tilda, the colours used on her little cat suit are R83, R81, RV000, RV0000 and her Hair has been coloured with E71, E70, E41.



And here are the lovely flowers I have used to make the spray of course all are available from Wild Orchid Crafts.


Now here is my final Sneak Peek of the new SWALK images that will be released today, don;t forghet to watch the live show at Midday today.


The Flowers on this card have all come from the New SWALK CD, as have the papers. 


I have got to pack up some cards I have made for a commission now as the Courier is supposed to be here just after 9am so please excuse me for not saying too much today


Jacqui xx

Thursday 21 October 2010

Lil of the Valley Challenge and a Little bit of Hope


Morning everyone, its my favourite time of the week, Lili of the Valley Challenge day.  This week we have a theme for you “WINTER FUN” and a prize that is well worth winning a £10 voucher to spend on the  Lili of the Valley Website.

I have used James in the Snow for this easel card, I love these papers but not sure who makes them as they are stored in a plastic bag with no cover or information.  Behind James I have used the Spellbinders Snowflake Die which I have added colour to with Fired Earth Distress Ink then  using a Glue Pen I have added lots of Glamour Dust.  The Snowflakes are all punched with Martha Stewart Punches and again distressed with Fired Earth.  The sentiment stamped on to the Magnolia Lable Die is from Butterfly Kisses. The snow has been raised with a Snow Writer Pen and then Glamour Dust sprinkled over the top whilst it was still wet.

Copics Used:
Fur: E53, E51, E50, Hat: R17, R05, R02: Scarf: YG71, YG73, E40


I coloured this image up  at the weekend but have not had time to make it into a card until last night.  I am using this as a DT card for Quixotic Paperie as without thinking everything I used on here is available from QP.  Just to let you know Elaine has added all these new products to the website
Stempelglede New Release Pre-Orders - and older designs are available to reserve.
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps October Release
Pink Paislee New 6x6 pads

I am entering this card for Sketch Saturday Challenge   where the sketch is as usual stunning.

This wonderful angel is from The Elizabeth Bell for SCACD Collection and is called “Angel of Hope”, she has been coloured with Copics and Glamour Dust has been added to her wings.  The Papers are from the Marianne Designs Roses are Red pad, ohhhhh these papers are just sublime, I have used  Whimsey Stamps Sentiments Set stamp for the sentiment.  Lastly the Frame for the image is Marianne Designs LRO117.   

If you're in the US/Canada you can buy SCACD Stamps direct from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design

Hugs Jacqui xx

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Another Sneak Peek



Here is another of the sweet SWALK sneak peeks, to get you in the mood for the Friday Release on Create and Craft.  This one is “I do he said, I do she said”.  What a cute wedding card this makes.



As before the papers are from the Accompanying CD, love the soft colours of this one.  The Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the Swirls are a Marianne D Die Cut available from Crafters Companion Website.  Have coloured the image with copics and used lots of Glamour Dust.


Don’t forget that the SWALK Blog Hop and the fabulous £50 Voucher is still running, click HERE to find out more. 



It is Crafters Companion’s  5th Birthday this week 

Some of you might remember from previous years, that we always celebrate in style, and this year we’ve gone all out!
• FREE postage on ALL UK mainland orders
• Double points for everyone (accrued level band points)
• Exclusive special offers
• A FREE GIFT with every purchase in Birthday week (an exclusive popcorn birthday stamp)
• FREE entry to our competition where you could win an all-expenses paid luxury crafting experience and VIP access to Crafter’s Companion HQ!
We’ve themed each of the days in the week and we’ve got special offers galore! Some are exclusive new products, we have better than half price deals, 3 for 2, Under £10 and much more, so be sure not to miss out! Keep checking our website for more information:

Pop over and join in the fun you will not regret it.


Here is a card I made with the FREE POPCORN STAMP, see how well he fits into a Nestie Shape, of course as a Popcorn Groupie I just love him.


I will back later today with another card, but have to go and catch up with the washing now :(


Jacqui x

Tuesday 19 October 2010

A Spoonfull of Sugar and another Sneak Peek


On A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge  this week our theme was chosen by Michelle and is called:

So let us see your Halloween cards and creations.  Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby Loo and one lucky player will win a $10.00 Gift Certificate to spend in their store.

I am not very good at Halloween cards they are really not my thing (I like sweet and cute as you all know) so I really struggled with this card.  The papers are a Download from Polka Doodles Halloween Bundle, and the Background, Mummy and Pumpkins are Black and White Digi Images from the Polka Doodles Sundae of Seasons CD, I have used Copics to colour the images, distress the background edge with Black Soot Distress Ink, and embossed with Crystal EP.  I have used Glossy Accents on the Windows.  I have also entered this for Top Tips Tuesday  where they have a theme this week "Any thing Goes"

Copics used:
Bandages: N2, N3, C00
Pumpkins, Windows: YR16, YR15, YR00, C10, YG99, YG91

Here is my second Sneak Peek from the New Crafters Companion SWALK release this one is called as you can guess “Groovy Gran” and I lurve her!!!!!!!


I have again used backing papers from the New SWALK CD the Damask Paper at the back is my favourite from the whole CD and is going to feature a lot on my cards.  I have used the plaid paper to punch my flowers, and coloured the image with Copics.  I coloured this a while ago and I know I made a note of the copics I used but can I find the note!!!  I am just confirming here what you all know, I am the most disorganised crafter ever.
Oooo I forgot to tell you too, I have found the PERFECT, and I mean PERFECT card for stamping and colouring with your alcohol pens, such as Copics and Promarkers, you will be able to find it on the Crafters Companion Website from Monday, it’s called Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, its 216gsm, is ultra ultra smooth, and perfect for seamless blending. Even better than that its only £3.99 per pack for 20 sheets – trust me, if you love your promarkers and copics – you need it,  I know all of us on the DT are just blown away by it.


Don't forget the Crafters Companion Blog Hop (see post below on how to get started) all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a £50 voucher is follow the hop, pop a post on your own blog and leave a link back to it on Mr Linky on the Crafters Companion News, Views and Inspiration Blog.  So do come and join us

Happy Crafting
Hugs Jacqui xxx
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