Monday 28 February 2011

Colouring Weekend

Lili of the Valley are organising a Colouring Masterclass on 21st May at the beautiful Ashford International 5 Star Hotel in Kent.  Bev  and I will be teaching how to colour with Copics and Promakers with Prismacolor/Polychromos pencils.
There will be two 3 hour sessions, as well as lunch and refreshments at the Ashford International Hotel. The event will start at 10am and finish at 5.30pm and the course is limited to 40 places.
You will also be able to buy Lili of the Valley Stamps and products on the day.
You can get all the details/info here

Saturday 26 February 2011

Some Birthday Lili of the Valley Candy for You

 This Candy Is Now Closed

The Winner is No 44    Lesley
 Please e-mail me your snail mail address Lesley so I can get them off to you Dear.

Lili of the Valley Candy Open until Monday 28th February


Lisa and Laila from Lili of the Valley have given me this lovely A5 Sheet of Girlie Stamps to offer as Birthday Candy, thank you girls xx.  All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this candy is to link back to this candy on your blog and to add your name to Mr Linky below .  I will draw the candy on Monday 28th February at Midnight.   Best of Luck

Hugs Jacqui xxx

Friday 25 February 2011

A Sketch for Friday


We have a delicious Sketch from our talented Mina  for you this week  on Just Magnolia & hAnglar & stAnglar Challenge Blog, thank you Mina it was a real joy to use dear.




I wasn’t lucky enough to get the new release despite trying hard, but a lovely friend sent me a couple of images to play with, I think these are the best images they have released so far.


I have used Copics to colour the image and cut her put and 3d onto a Nestie Circle.  The Papers are from “The Linen Closet” pack , such gorgeous colour scheme in this pack.  The Large Tulle Flower is by prima and the rest of the flowers and lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts as usual, take a look at that lush lace, I could hardly bear to cut it.  The leaves are cut with the Doo Hickeys Mistletoe Die.



A close up of the flowers. 


By the time you read this I will be well on the way to Farnborough really hope, I see some of you.  This is my first time at this show but by all accounts it is nice and friendly, will be there from lunch time Friday until Sunday close if you are around.




Copics used:

E21, E00, E000, E000, Hair, E17, E15, E13, Dress E43, E42, E41, Trousers and top B02, B000, B0000.


Jacqui xxx

Thursday 24 February 2011

Lili of the Valley Challenge



We have a great theme for you this week on Lili of the Valley Challenge  “CIRCLES OR DOTS” we would like to see your creations using Circles or dots Lili of the Valley have again sponsored us with a £10 voucher.  I stayed with My Son and Daughter in Law last night and this morning I am babysitting Owen or he is nanny sitting me!!!!




I have been so busy this last couple of weeks and have just not been in a crafting mood, Mr Mojo seems to have gone on walkabout again, I shouldn’t moan too much as he has hung around for longer than usual this last couple of months, but I just know I have not done these new Lili of the Valley Images justice this week, maybe I will find him at Farnborough. 


This is one of my favourite images from the New release (9th March) and is called “Mix it and make it” .  I have coloured the images with Copics and Prismas, The papers are a Nitwits download and the Doiley is a Marianne design Diecut.  The Pearls Flowers and seam Binding are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the Button and twine are from The Ribbon Girl.  teh leaves are by prima and are available from Crafts U Love.




I have used another of the new stamps called Birthday Recipe and popped it behind the image so it can be pulled out.




have a good day


Jacqui xx

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Sneak Peek Day 2




Most of my posts until Monday will be scheduled as I am one busy bee this week out and about, Baby Sitting, out to dinner and then from Friday to Sunday at Farnborough, if you are going to Farnborough don’t forget to pop over to the Lili of the Valley Stand, I just love meeting everyone and maybe I can catch a cup of latte with some of you.



Another image from the New Animals release from Lili of the Valley this one is called “Bunches of Love”, this new release will be on sale from 9th March.  I have coloured the image with Copics and then cut out and 3d onto a Nesties Circle Mat.  The Doiley Die behind the mat is by Die-namics and is available from Dies to Die for.  The lace and ribbin binding is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I have punched the flowers and added flat backed pearls to the centres.  The sentiment is also a Lili of the Valley image.


I have had lots of queries as to where I get the paper doileys I use, we have a lovely Cake Decorating Shop in Birchington and I get mine from there, but I do believe they do have them on the Jonna Sheen Website.




Thanks for looking and don’t forget to check out The new Lili of the Valley Challenge tomorrow, I am sure the DT will have used some of the new images.



Jacqui xxx

Tuesday 22 February 2011

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge


Our Challenge on Spoonfull of Sugar this week is chosen by the lovely Agnes and she would like to see Birthday Wishes
Our Wonderful Sponsor this week is the lovely Denise of Whimsy Stamps:

So do hope you will come along and join us.


Some Lili of the Valley news for you today, they have a new release due out on 9th March which is a collection of sweet animal images, and today I have a sneak, sneak peek for you the LOTV design teams will start showing the images from tomorrow but I have sneaked this one in today.  This release consists of the cutest, Rabbits, Bears, Kittens and wonderful little mice, so don’t forget to check out the DT blogs from tomorrow.

Nitwits papers again, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers and Flat Backed Pearls and Nesties Die Cuts were used to create  this card.  I am so sorry I coloured the image quite a while ago and have forgotten the copics I used to colour the image, I used different greens to my usual choice, but I know I used E53, E51 and E50 to colour the rabbit.


Hope you all have a lovely day
Jacqui xx

Monday 21 February 2011

One for the Boys



Another week, where is time going, does it go quicker as you grow older, it certainly feels as if it does.  Are card for the boys today, and another of my long forgotten Whippersnapper stamps.  I am entering this one for Sketch Saturday Challenge, thanks for the lovely sketch girls.



I have used  mixture of Nitwits papers and some of the Raffia Ribbon that has also been neglected for an age.  The Buttons are a die cut from Die-namics from Dies to Die for, I have glossed them with Glossy Accents The Tim Holtzs   Adage Ticket has been attached to the image with one of his Bull Dog Clips.



Isn’t he just a typical boy:

The Colours Used:

Flesh E21, E00, E000, E20, Top: YR04,YR16, YR15, Frogs Tummy YR16, Y35, Frog YG07, YG05, YG01, Trousers: B95, B93, B91, Shoes: E17, E15, E13



Jacqui xx

Sunday 20 February 2011

Friday Sketch Challenge



Hope you are all having  a lovely Sunday, I think I will have to spend the day doing housework and ironing, I am afraid I have not been the perfect housewife the last couple of weeks Smile.  I spent a lovely day yesterday with my son James and the children Ben, Robert & Lucy, my longed for Grand-daughter who I imagined would float around the house in frilly dresses  is growing into a real tomboy and although only 18months old rules the 2 boys with a rod of iron.




I have gone for a Sarah Kay image today, haven’t used one of these for ages.  I have used the sketch from Friday Sketchers Challenge lots of lovely layers.  The papers are from K & Co Classic McKenna pad.  The image has been coloured with Copics (numbers below).  The Large flower is by Prima and the Cherry Blossom, and Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, then the card is finished off with pearls.




The Colours used:

Flesh E21, E00, E000, Hair, E53, E51, E50 & Light Brown Prisma, Dress: R37, R35, R32, R00, Trousers: YG99, YG95, YG91, E40, other colours used E43, E42, E41.


Back Soon


Jacqui xx


This card will soon be available to purchase from my e-bay site

Friday 18 February 2011

Love You


This week at Just Magnolia & hAnglar & stAnglar Challenge  we are sponsored by Crafts U Love and they are supplying a £10 voucher for you to spend on anything in their shop or online!
Our challenge this week is a theme – Love You.  I know it’s a bit late for Valentines Day but your card does not have to be a Valentines card, it could be marriage, anniversary, engagement, love for a friend/child/parent/pet or whatever the Love You theme inspires you to make.


Went a bit mad with the stamping this week,  3 magnolias and 1 H&S, and also went for my favourite card style of the moment Twisted Easel.  The backing papers are fropm the new Nitwits Downloads Tippy Toes, they have been distressed with Scissors and Victorian Velvet DI, The Word Heart is one of the Magnolia Stamps, and has been inked and stamped with the same DI as the distressing.
The 4 hearts behind the flowers is also a Magnolia Stamp that has been coloured and cut out.


The large flower is Doo Hickeys Poinsettia Die that has been assembled and then sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist, The Leaf is also a DooHickey Die.  The Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


I have used Copics and Prismas to colour the little H&S girl: Flesh E21, E00, E000, E0000, Hair E43, E41, E40, Dress R81, RV0000

Have a good day
Jacqui xxxx
This card is now available to purchase on my e-bay site

Thursday 17 February 2011

Lili of the Valley Challenge


I am so sorry I am so late posting this the Dreaded Migraine struck again yesterday, and I have got that horrible day after feeling today,  and have just got up here.  This week we have “Your Favourite Colours” as our theme on Lili of the Valley Challenge, I don’t know about you but my favourite colours change every week and this is this weeks favoured combo.

Peach and Green are such fresh spring colours, I don’t use them enough.  The papers from The Nitwits Buds n Blossoms  download are just perfect for these colour combo.  The stamp is of course Lili of the Valley “Its My Party”  and has been coloured with Copics. 
I have punched the flowers from matching Backing Paper and added a 10mm Rose to the centre of each, the roses ribbon and lace are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the Calendar stamp is also from Lili of the Valley.


Hope to be back to normal tomorrow

Jacqui x

Wednesday 16 February 2011



I found my boxes of wood mounted stamps the other day when shorting out my stamp collection and realised I had some real old favourites in there.  As I had a beby congratulations card to make for a neighbour, this little Whippersnapper image was perfect.  Than ks to dear Debbie I am entering this card for Creative Inpirations Challenge


The papers are all from the Martha Stewart Nanas Nursery Girls Pad, I have distressed the edges of the papers and images with my scissors and Victorian Velvet DI.  The Flowers and Lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the gorgeous Satin Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.


The colours used to colour the little image are:
Bear: E53, E51, E50, Clothes R85, R83, R81, RV0000, Bunny C1, C00

I am out to lunch today, hopefully putting the finishing touches to a really exciting  project that once it is arranged I will be able to share with you.
Jacqui xxx

Tuesday 15 February 2011

A Little Latte




As usual a delicious sketch from Friday Sketchers this week and just perfect for the  Simply Sassy “Luv a Latte”  Stamp from  Funky Kits, I am loving playing with these stamps.  Sorry if my posts are a bit quick this week I have a lot going on behind the scenes at the moment.




I have drawers and Drawers full of beautiful backing papers here but I keep going back to my Nitwits Downloads they just seem to have a colour scheme to match every image.  These papers are from In The Meadow Too.  I have gone back to my Copics to colour this image (colours below), and have tried to keep the card fresh and clean so no Floral Arrangement today, the flowers and lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The sentiment is from one of Timmys  Adage Pads and I have stapled it onto the card.  The Swirl is a Doo Hickey Die.




The Copics used: Flesh E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20 Flesh colour Prisma pencil, Top and Leg warmers B01, B00, B0000, Light Brown Prisma pencil, Skirt and Stool, E71, E70, E40 and Dark Brown Prisma Pencil, Hair E42, E41, E40


Hope you had a good day yesterday

Hugs Jacqui xx


this card will be available to buy on my e-bay site later today, my postage has increased a little  as I have now been able to buy postage boxes to send the boxed cards in but they were rather expensive so I have had to pass an extra 25p onto the price.

Sunday 13 February 2011

An Award



I have received this lovely award from 2 fabulous Bloggers Kim and Susibee, thanks girls it has made my Sunday.

In return for receiving this award I am asked to:
Thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog

Pass this award to 8 other people who write blogs I love to visit and leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!

Share 8 things about myself with my lovely blog readers

So here are 8 of the blogs I visit regularly, this was really hard:



Dawny P







8 Things about me, I am very boring I am afraid.

1. I am retired but busier than when I worked Full Time

2. I have 4 sons who have no interest whatsoever in craft

3. I am Nanny Fossil to 6 Grandsons and 1 Grandaughter who are the apple of my eye, I love being a Nanny and revert back to childhood when I am with them, so often have to  suffer the wraith  of my own children for being a bad influence in them.

4. I smoke like a trooper but sometimes wish I didn’t (not enough to give it up though).

5. Although I am not a great Chocolate lover I adore Creme Eggs and can eat them until they come out of my ears.

6. As any regular visitor knows I cannot spell and am a bit dyslexic, I cannot tell my left from right and have terrible trouble with buying new shoes I have to take someone with me when I need a new pair just to tell me which feet they go on.

7.  I am not very girly and love Rugby, Football and Cricket ( I suppose I can  blame that on having 4 boys).

8. This is hard to believe but I am painfully shy and try to make up for it with being over the top when I meet new people.

Told you I was boring.


Jacqui x

Saturday 12 February 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge



I am not sure if my PC will give me time to finish this post, for the last 2 days it has just kept freezing on me every 10-15 minutes, will have to get someone out to check it out.  Just loved the sketch on The Sugar Bowl Challenge as well as the stunning colour theme.





I thought it was time to get out My  Simply Adorables  “Faith” Stamp  from Funky Kits, she has been coloured with Copics as usual, no patterned backing paper today, I have used  2 sheets from Core-dinations Whitewash Collection and a lace doily.  Seam Binding from The Ribbon Girls.


The Cherry Blossoms which have been edged with Crystal Stickles are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves have been punched with Martha Stewart Punch.




The Copics used:

Flesh E21, E00,E000, E0000, R20, Hair E41, E42, E40, Bress & Ribbon B01, B000, B0000, E70, E40


Sorry its so quick


Jacqui xxx

Friday 11 February 2011



Good Morning Hope I have scheduled this one right!!!! Mina has designed a stunning sketch for us this week on Just Magnolia & hAnglar & stAnglar Challenge Blog, I will never get used to typing that mouthfull.   How many of you managed to get the new H&S  set on e-bay?  I missed it again!!!


I call this little one Coy Tilda cannot remember what a real name is, I have used Copics to colour her,  I am practising with my new ProMarkers trying to find the right colours for flesh and hair, will let you see how I get on sometime soon.

The papers are from an Mariannes Paper Pad called “In the Meadow” from Quixotic Paperie  isn’t it delicious.  The Banner and Tab are both Magnolia Stamps and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.   I raided an box where I keep all my odd flowers in for the arrangement, except for the rosebuds and Cherry Blossom which are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


I have decorated the inside of the card to match but will not bore you with a photo.


Copics used: Flesh E21, E00, E0000, R20, Dress Bo1, Booo, B0000, Shoes: E37, E17, E15, E13, Socks E41, E40, Hair E41, E40

Thats it for now be back later, with news about the SWALK Release
Jacqui xxx
This card will be available for sale on my e-bay site later today

Thursday 10 February 2011

Another Sneak Peek



As promised another sneak peek from the Crafters Companion SWALK release due very very soon.  I will have the details of the release and Create and Craft times for you tomorrow, so don’t forget to check back.




This is a colour scheme I have never used before but I like it, so may have to use it again.  The image and sentiment are from the same stamp sheet, its such a help having the sentiment with the image, saves all that hunting around for the right words.  The paper is again from the SWALK CD ROM volume 2, these papers are lush and so versatile.  I have used a Die set from Go-Create and used the Grand Calibur cut the card and base, the Seam Binding is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the flowers have been punched from the backing papers with the smallest Retro Flower Punch



Have a good evening


Jacqui xxx

Lili of the Valley Challenge




Late again!!! I scheduled this post, supposed to be for Midnight last night, but I was so tired I actually typed in 12 midday, doh!!!! , but better late then never.  We have a fantastic sketch by our clever Dawny P for you this week on Lili of the Valley Challenge, I love Dawny’s sketches, and we are also sponsored by Andrea and Mary from The Ribbon Girl, oh!!!!!!! there is some delicious ribbon in the prize package.  We are also starting a Guest Design Team Spot for 4 weeks, this will run every month,  so lots of reasons to come and join us this week.




Have used Coffee Break stamp today, there are so many fabby stamps from Lili of the Valley now its hard to decide which one to use each week.  The Papers, which I think are perfect for this image, are from DCWV Sweet Pad,  Don’t faint no FLOWERS on here but I quite like the plain and simple look on this one, Dawny’s sketch , the papers and image don’t need any embellishment though.   Sorry the card looks a bit skew wiff.  I love the Teapot Charm, I am sure I got that from Whiff of JoyThe Seam Binding is from The Ribbon Girl.



The inside has been decorated to match the front and I have used another of my favourite sentiments stamps from Inkadinkado available from Dies to Die For.



Copics Used:

Blues: B02, B01, B000, B0000, Browns, E74, E71, E70, E40, Flesh as usual E21, E00, E0000, E20


My craft room was invade last night by an alien creature, well not really an alien it was Rosie she decided my chair looked really comfy and promptly laid claim to it, I ended up typing  Lili of the Valley Challenge Post on my knees, I just knew this cat had ideas above her station.






Be backlater with another SWALK Sneak Peek


Jacqui xxx

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