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

Sunday 14 November 2010

Wild Orchid Craft News


Oh my goodness, wait till you see these!!  Wild Orchid Crafts is now stocking small flat gardenias, they go on sale today.  I do love the big ones but I think these smaller ones are just the business lol.  They measure just over an inch in diameter so work really well with the other WOC flowers.

I meant to get this card up early this morning, but I decided to sit with Mum and watch the Remembrance Day Service and Parade, her time serving in the Womans Royal Army Corp (or ATS as it was then) during WW11 is one if the few things she remembers with great accuracy, pride and joy and to see the look on her face as she watches the Cenotaph Parade gives me lots of pleasure.  Until 6 years ago Mum and her friends matched past every year. 


Quixotic Paperie  had the  lovely new Elizabeth Bell Snowbabies stamps available to pre-order so couldn’t resist, when they arrived yesterday I had to ink this little darling up.  I have used one of the New Wild Orchid Crafts Craft Small Gardenias on here, I am loving them, instead of leaves I thought I would put a couple of punched and glittered snowflakes behind the Gardenia .

The paper is by Magnolia and is from  Crafts U Love, the Pink and Aqua on this paper is so good to work with and is one of my fav colour schemes at the moment.  The Snowflake border is a Martha Stewart Punch and the Ribbons are from The Hobby House.

 I am entering this card for the Friday Sketchers Challenge, I loved this sketch thanks gorls XXX

I have used Copics to colour the image:
Face E21, E00, E000
Hat and Jumper: R83, R82, RV000, RV0000
Trousers and Scarf B02 B01, B00, B0000
Thanks for looking
Jacqui xx

Friday 12 November 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge


Happy Friday everyone, thank goodness that awful wind has died down this morning.  We have a fabulous sketch designed by the lovely Donalda for you this week on Just Magnolia Challenge do do hope you come and join us.



Sorry for the blurry picture, the light was bad all day yesterday.  I cannot stop stroking the new Websters Pages Paper Pad Waiting for Santa available from Quixotic Paperie  and it was so hard to cut into them, I am going to have to cure myself of this paper obsession I have,  my collection is slowly taking over the craft room.


I have edge the plaid mat with a border cut with a Martha Stewart Punch, I stamped the Magnolia Silent Night image onto cream card then distressed it and added glitter.



The Curly Wild Roses and Gems are from Wild Orchid Craft, silver leaves and Pine Cone are from a disassembled Christmas decoration from the Pound Shop, Holly Leaves are punched with a new Martha Stewart Punch and the stunning Enamelled Bell Charms are from The Hobby House.



The Copiocs Used:

Coat: YG95, YG93, YG91, E40

Hair: E44, E71, E70, E40

Package & Socks : E43, E40

Thanks for looking and don’t forget to join in the LOTV Blog Hop


Jacqui xx

Thursday 11 November 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge and Blog Hop


This week the Lili of the Valley Challenge is being combined with a Blog Hop to celebrate the Release of the Tea and Chat, Party Girls and Sentiments collections, full details of the Challenge and Blog Hop can be found on the Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog . If you have arrived here from Bev's  Blog you are in the right place, if not then hop over to Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog  to begin.
If you want to enter the draw for the Calendar Stamp please pop your name in the Mr Linky below.  If you have a problem with entering, please email me.  The winner of this stamp will be announced here next Thursday.  The winner of the grand prize of the 3 sets of circular sentiment stamps will be announced on the challenge blog next Thursday.

Now down to this weeks challenge where we have a theme for you ANYTHING GOES here is the card I made for the challenge using my Candy Stamp

I have again used the Lovely Tilda papers I bought from Cuddly Buddly the other week, The Flowers was made with the Tim Holtzs Tattered Florals Die, the swirl is made using a Marianne Die, I have coloured Lili of the Valley Feather Boa Stamp with Copics and added Polar White Flower Soft to her Boa. I used Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to stamp  the Calendar Stamp.
The Next stop on the Hop is Dena's Fabulous Blog.
Enjoy your hopping
Jacqui xxx

Wednesday 10 November 2010

Quixotic Paperie Challenge


Our Challenge to you this month on Quixotic Paperie Challenge is:

What No Square or Rectangle?

So your make this month can be any shape you like as long as it isn't square or rectangular!

This month there is a chance to win a fabulous prize donated from Quixotic Paperie by Elaine and picked randomly. There will also be the opportunity to work with us as a guest designer as each month the DT will pick their favourites from the entries and one will win a guest DT spot for a month.

So rules? There are no rules! Yep that is right! As before our only rule is that you spread the word and make sure you link your make back to us on your blog post. So you can use any stamps, papers, not just ones stocked at Quixotic Paperie just as long as the make falls within our theme for the month.

The challenge will run from today 10th November until Tuesday 7th December (12 noon UK time) and you can enter the challenge as many times as you like in this time period.


Its that time of the year again, when I buy sweets for Christmas and then go and eat them before hand.  The trouble is I love Turkish Delight and it doesn’t matter where I hide it, I can hear it calling me, what has all this got to do with my creation for this months challenge, well!!! the Turkish Delight Box is just fantastic to decorate so I just had to eat the contents to make it.


I have covered the Box and Lid with Black Card, I used swirls from the Stempelglede Friendship Rose Collection on the lid, I stamped them with Versamark and used WOW embossing powder, I heat embossed the sentiment, which is from the same collection, on a square of black card for the label.



I attached the lace from Wild Orchid Crafts around the edge of the lid with Glossy Accents,  The main image is another Stempelglede Stamp this one is Maribel  also available from Quixotic Paperie, she was stamped with Black Soot Distress Ink and I have added a little touch of Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to her lips.



Finally it was finished off with Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, to which I have applied Stardust Stickles around the edge.


Well 3 projects in one day cannot be bad can it


Hugs Jacqui xxx

Some New Goodies



A couple of cards for you today, using new goodies I have used for the first time, the first card I am entering for the Sketch and Stash Challenge where they have a great sketch to follow.  I have had a bit of a inspiration block for the last few weeks and instead of wanting to make cards I have had to force myself into it.  But yesterday I sat down at my desk and they almost made themselves so hopefully the joy of crafting is back.



Another of the lovely Toby Tumble  downloads from Cuddly Buddly  for you today, he is irresistible isn’t he, cannot wait to see more of him.  The paper is Echo Park Wintertime from Quixotic Paperie, and the embossed mat behind the image  was made using the Marianne Designs Cut and Embossing Folder also from Cuddly Buddly, I bought a couple of these from the stand at the NEC .   The Snowflake and Mistletoe is cut with the Magnolia Doo Hickeys Christmas Die, Hellebore and Cherry Blossom is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Toby has been coloured with Copics and as with the Snowflake,  Mistletoe  and Flowers has had lots of  Glamour Dust brushed over him.


005Copic Colours used:

Tobys Fur E53, E51, E50

Jumper, Hat R39, R27, R17, R05, R02

Trousers B41, B32, B21

Scarf G09, YG07, YG05, YG21, Y15, Y13, Y02




Yesterday the postman bought me a package from Quixotic Paperie  and inside were the 2 sets of Stempleglede Stamps I pre-ordered, OMG they are just awe inspiring I love them and just had to play.



I have used three of the stamps from the Vintage Garden Collection on here, the flowers, sentiment and corner swirl, they have been stamped with Stone Grey Stazon, the flowers have been coloured with a mixture of Distress Inks and Prismas.  The paper is from Webster Pages Collection also available from Quixotic Paperie.  The Butterflies are from Panduro and flowers of course are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The Ribbon is from the Hobby House and hearts were a RAK wish I could get some more of these, they are the last 2 I have.



Happy Crafting and thanks for looking


Jacqui xxx

Tuesday 9 November 2010

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge



At last I am back with a card,  had the most fantastic time at the NEC and it was just so great to meet everyone, it never ceases to amaze me how nice everyone in blogland is,  it was great to catch up with some very dear friends again and to meet many new friends.  Had the best time on the Lili of the Valley Stand, with Lisa Laila, Lucy, Bev we even had a visit and Dinner with the fabulous Dena from the USA and Andy and how could I forget Richard, , who had me and our customers in fits of laughter, although my feet were about to give up on Sunday it was such a pleasure to work on a stand where just everyone loved every single item we had on sale, what a lucky girl I am to work for Lili of the Valley.  I am sorry I had to rush off on the Sunday though, my dear friend Lin drove all the way from Canterbury to pick me up but had to get straight back as she had a family emergency, thank you dear xxxxx.


I must say though I was very disappointed with the show, I didn’t buy much at all, only spent £50 and that was on just one stall Cuddly Buddly, I bought a Marianne Die and a couple of Toby Tumble stamps which I love, and of course I had to visit Jill at the Hobby House to get my fix of unusual embellies.



Our Challenge this week on A Spoonfull of Sugar is chosen by Sonja who would like to see

Snow and/or Snowflakes!!!

With Christmas just over 6 weeks away there is no excuses not to play along!


I just had to use one of the new Cuddly Buddly Toby Tumble stamps I bought, I just couldn’t wait to get home and play, (I actually bought the rest of the set in digi form as soon as I got home),  the DT cards on show at the Cuddly Buddly stand were just outstanding and really sold these images to me.  The paper is from the new Magnolia Collection from Crafts U Love, the snowflakes which have been edged with Barn Dorr Distress Inks and glittered have been punched with a Martha Stewart Punch, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley Christmas Sentiment collection.




The Colours used:

Jumper Hat and Pressie:  R27, R17, R05, R02

Trousers: B32, B21, B41

Ribbon: YG07, YG05, YG21

Have a good day and don’t forget to scroll down to find out the winners of  my Candy.



Jacqui xxx


Good Morning everyone, it‘s time for me to announce the winners of  my Thank You Candy, I cannot believe how many people entered thank goodness for Random.Org no more talking here are the winners


The Winner of the First  Candy  (Nestabilities etc) is    No 435 -    Maddy Hill


The Winner of the Wild Orchid Craft  Candy is -  No 132 -    xxVickyxx


Finally the Winner of the Lili of the Valley Stamps is   No 344  - Helle


Congratulations all of you can you please e-mail me your snail mail address so I can get your candy off to you.

Hugs Jacqui xx

Monday 8 November 2010

Time for some Candy!!!!!!


The fact that my Blog counter had hit a quarter of a million hits escaped me last week thank you everyone who visit me everyday, especially as I have found iot so hard to blog hop and leave comments in the last couple of months, I cannot tell you how uplifting I find it that people like my cards.  I have decided that you need more than words as a little Thank you, so I am offering a rather special Candy.

Paul and Siri from Wild Orchid Crafts

image    have also donated this fabulous pakage of deliciousness

  image  and Lisa and Laila from Lili of the Valley have both sponsored  the candy with 4 stamps of the winners choice   (Thank you all very Muchxxxx)

I have decided to split the candy into 3 so you have 3 chances of winning,
The first prize will be the main candy consisting of
2 – Spellbinders Dies
2 – Spellbinders Impressabilities
12 x 12 Pad of  25 Tilda  Double Sided Sheets of Backing paper
2 sets of Pergamano Fairy Stamps
2 sets of Magnolia Flowers
1 Tilda with Christmas Tree Stamp

The Next Prize:
4 stamps of your Choice from Lili of the Valley

And Lastly

A collection of Flowers and Lace from Wild Orchid Crafts (Picture to come)

As this is a thank you all I ask you to do to be in with a chance of winning these prizes is to link back to the the candy on your blog and to just enter your name on Mr Linky below.
Good Luck and Thanks once again for your continued support

Friday 5 November 2010

Just Magnolia Special Monthly Challenge



On Just Magnolia Challenge this week, its is time for our Special Monthly Challenge sponsored as usual by the Lovely Generous Heidi from Simon Says Stamp thank you dear xxx


As it is our Monthly challenge week it means anything goes, but we have also added the option of using Beads anywhere on your project'.



I have used one of the fabulous new Christmas Tildas available at Simon Says Stamp for this card and I have stamped the two teddies behind her, the Teddies are from either the Spring or Summer kit from Bildamalana, don’t you think they are just so sweet.  The Papers are from a Tilda Pad available from Cuddly Buddly, and a Martha Stewart punch has been used on the borders, the sentiment is a Penny Black Stamp.





I have added some small beads I had in my stash to a pearl pin, to keep the beads in place I added a small dot of extra tacky glue to the last bead, I also found a string of the tiniest pearls in my stash and I have woven this in and out of the flower arrangement.  The flowers are of course from Wild Orchid Crafts.



The Copics used are:

Flesh E21, E00, E000

Hair – E53, E51, E50

Dress and Teddies – E44, E71, E70, E40

Ribbon & Paws_ R37, R85, R83, R81, RV000, RV0000


Jacqui xx

Thursday 4 November 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge

one for the girlsa


Lili of the Valley Challenge this week is a theme “One for the Girls”   a great excuse to use the new stamp collections “Party Girls” and “Tea and Chat”, those of you luck enough to be going to the NEC this weekend will be able to buy these from Today as well as the new Sentiment Sets, if you are unable to make the NEC don’t worry they will be on sale on the website from 12th November.


If you are able to make the NEC don’t forget to come and see us on the Lili of the Valley Stand  (E31), really looking forward to catching up with you all, I will be there from Today at about  12.45 until Sunday and Bev will be on the stand over the weekend, we are so excited as our DT Buddie Dena is coming over from the USA on Saturday, so you may even get to meet her!!!!!



I have used “Time for a Chat” for this card, the image has been coloured with Copics, Flowers are from Wild Orchid Craft  and Paper is a Nitwits Download, Martha Stewart Border punch has been  used for the Border.


Sorry this is rushed, I have just seen the time and I still have my JM card to upload, write and  schedule for tomorrow  OMG where has the time gone, I got up early enough!!!!


Big Hugs

Jacqui xxx

Tuesday 2 November 2010

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge


Hi everyone!!!, had a mad day yesterday, left home very early to go to Rye and get my hair cut (got to look my best for the NEC ), sometimes I just amaze myself at the daft things I do, fancy choosing to walk 25 mins to the station take 2 trains and a walk at the other end just to have my hair cut when there is a hairdressers in our village.  But I do have an ulterior motive it means I have the chance to go and pick up Owen from school and spend a few hours with him, I know he is only 5 but we really are like best friends and he just brings out the little child that hides in this old body of mine.



Our Challenge this week on A Spoonfull of Sugar is Relish To Embellish So what are you waiting for grab those flowers, lace,buttons and Gems or any type of Embellishment you like.


This image is from the Rick St Dennis etsy shop, I just have to smile looking at her.  The paper is from the Basic Grey Jovial Pad,  the swirls around the image are part of the Stemplglede  Friendship Rose stamp set  both from  from Quixotic Paperie.  The Lush ribbon and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, The Holly Wreath has been cut with a Marianne designs circle Die and I have distressed the leaves with Shabby Shutter Distress Ink and added Red Stickles to the berries.  The Spacers and Flat backed pearls are from The Hobby House. I added Glossy Accents to the baubles and her wellington boots.



Copics used:

Flesh E21, E00, E000

Tree: YG95, YG93, YG91, E40

Boots & Baubles: R27, R17, R05

Hair E53, E51


Have a good day


Jacqui xx

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