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

Home Again


Morning everyone,  its nice to be back home, but I had a fabulous weekend at Farnborough even though the weather was dire and I was freezing the whole weekend.  I will be drawing my LOTV Candy ay midnight tonight, so if you haven’t entered scroll down and do so.  Thank you so much to everyone who sent me cards and wonderful Birthday messages on here and on facebook, I was blown away with the amount of the lovely messages I received, it so nice to have such lovely friends.


This week its time for a new theme on Wild Orchid Craft Challenge, one I love “Anything Goes” , the only rule is you must use Wild Orchid Craft p[products somewhere on your project.




I have used another of the lovely new H&S images today, she has been coloured in Copics as usual.  Two Magnolia backing papers have been distressed with scissors then Frayed Burlap and Crystal Stardust has been added to the distressed edges.  The lace is from Wild Orchid crafts and has been frayed at the edges and attached with Glossy Accents.




The Flowers are Large Blue Wild Rose, Cherry Blossoms, 10mm Roses and rosebuds and are of course from Wild Orchid Crafts.




The Copics used: Flesh, E21, E00, E000, R20, Dress: B95, B93, B91, Sash C00, C01, Shoes, C05, C03, C02, C00. Hair E43, E42, E40


Off to catch up now, hope you all have a lovely week, lets hope we have some sun.


Jacqui xxxx

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.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Wild Orchid Craft Challenge



Happy Valentines Day everyone, and if you didn’t get a valentines card here is one for you from me, we have a fabulous sketch by Bev this week on  Wild Orchid Craft Challenge,  my fellow DT members have created some beautiful cards again for this challenge so please pop over and join in.




Another Twisted Easel Card today, I am just loving these, woohoo I think I have got my new  ProMarkers mastered now, this lovely Bildmalarna  Stamp has been coloured completely with ProMarkers and prismas (first time).


The BP is from Nitwits Download Buds n Blossoms Too. 



These delicious flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts of course and include Wild Roses, 15mm Open Roses, 10mm Roses, Rose Buds, and Tea Rose.  The lace is also from WOC>




ProMarkers Used: Flesh: Blush, Satin,Ivory, Pastel Pink.  Hair: Sandstone, Ivory,  Dress: Apricot, Blush, Vanilla Teddy Warm Grey3, Warm Grey 2, Warm Grey 1, Butterfly and Wings Grass, Meadow Green.


Last Night I uploaded a lot of Magnolia Stamps to my  e-bay site if anyone is interested, there are some new ones and some of the original Tildas, I hope to add more stamps including WOJ and a few Older Sugar Nellies later this week

Have a lovely day everyone


Jacqui x

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
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