Monday 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween


OMG last day of October 2 months until Christmas, must get my finger out and start getting organised, I usually have most of my presents bought, food ordered  for delivery Christmas Eve and most of my cards made by now, haven’t done any of it yet.

My  card today is another sneak peek from Lili of the Valley available on the website from 10th November, but they will be available to those luck enough to be going to the NRC this week.  I will be there from about 1pm on Thursday until Sunday close so hope to meet up with lots of old and new friends, don’t forget to come and visit us on the Lili of the Valley Stand.


Another little fairy for you today this one is “Never to Old for Cupcakes”  and again the sentiment is included with the stamp.   She has been coloured with Copics, the backing paper is from Nitwits Collections.  The Swirl is a Marianne Design Die and the lovely Pink Rose Ribbon (to which I have   added lots of Stardust Stickles) are from The Hobby House (Jill if you read this you will be my first shopping stop at the NEC).  The Flowers are by prima I have had them ages so not sure where I bought them.


I have added lots of Glamour Dust to her wings and to the swirl.  Sorry this is quick must get ready for Thirsday.

Have a good day and watch those ghosties and witches tonight


Jacs xxxxx


Sunday 30 October 2011

Sunday Sneaks


Happy Sunday everyone, I was looking forward to having a lay in this morning but Rosie had different ideas and woke me at 6.30, so I am really thankful we put the clocks back, I have used the extra time well, done all the housework etc and now have a day free to craft.  I have a couple of Lili of the Valley sneak peeks for you today, I want to show you as many of the new stamps as possible before the NEC to help you make your shopping list. 

We are launching the new stamps at the big UK Hobbycrafts show at the NEC next Thursday, but they won’t be on sale on the website until the following Thursday, which is 10.11.11, so if you are at the NEC next week please come and visit our stand and be one of the first to get your hands on these delicious new images


I am going to showcase 2 of the Baby Collection today, but the whole new  Lili of the Valley release is made up of  Babies, Fairies, Mice, Sweet Little Girls and Cute Animals.

This is “All our Dreams” such a beautiful soft image, I have coloured baby and feather with Copics the sentiment comes with the image, The stunning backing papers are by s.e.i and are available from Crafts U Love, they are a really white background and are embossed with silver so mouth-watering.   A Mather Stewart punch has been used for the border and I have tucked a doily behind the image, the swirls and flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.


My Next Card is also from the Baby Range and is called Little Sleepy Head.


Again the Sentiment comes with the image, thanks  Lili of the Valley it is such a boon to have sentiments with images.   I think the papers are by Kaiser, I have had them so long not sure.   The image and frame were die cut with Nesties and the Doily behind is from a Cherry Lynn Die from Dies to Die For, as is the Die-namics Die I have used for the stars which were die cut from white card and then smothered in Glamour Dust.


Hope you have enjoyed these Sneakies

Hugs all

Jacs xxxx

Saturday 29 October 2011

A Card for CLP Challenge and a Sneak Peek

Morning all, its two cards from me today one is a delicious Sneak Peek from Lili of the Valley and the other is my entry for this months CPL Challenge using my New Magnolia Purchases. 
First its my CPL Challenge Card, once I saw the fantastic  Sketch for this months challenge I knew I just had to have a go
As you know I went to Crafts U Love last week and they had just had their latest delivery which included the new Magnolia Collection, I have been really disappointed with the last couple of  Tilda  releases and didn’t in fact buy any but this Christmas release was just irresistible, the papers accompanying the release are also one of their best.  I also bought a few of the new Doo Hickey Dies and have used them on this card, one  is the Mistletoe leaves I have used and the other is the Poinsettia Die.  
Instead of a paper layer tucked behind the image I have used the Lili of the Valley “Grunge Postcard  Stamp” and a little Post Stamp from their recently released  “Grunge Christmas Postmark Set" .  The card base is created with a Go-Kreate Die, love using these dies for shaped cards.
I thought I would show you a close up of the delicious Memory Box  Frosty Border Die from Dies to Die For, I have covered the border in Glamour Dust and add lots of Pearls.
Here is a close up of the sweet image.
Next I have a Sneak Peek from the New Release from Lili of the Valley we are launching them at the big UK Hobbycrafts show at the NEC next Thursday, but they won’t be on sale on the website until the following Thursday, which is 10.11.11, so if you are at the NEC next week please come and visit our stand and be one of the first to get your hands on these delicious new images.
This little image is called Positively Pampered and comes complete with her own sentiment, when I was colouring her I decided to use the same colours as my first Fairy Tiptoes card as I am sure it is the same fairy.
Again I have used a Go-Kreate die for the card base, the paper is by Magnolia.  I have distressed around the edge of the image and Sentiment  with Spun Sugar DI.  The Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the last (which is the last piece I have must remember to stock up at the NEC) is from the Ribbon Box.  Once again I have used one of my new dies from Dies to Die For this one is  Catalinas Wreath which has also been distressed around the edge with SPUN Sugar DI.
Well think this post is long enough so all thats left to say is for those of you in the UK don’t forget to put your clocks back tonight, woooooooheeeeee an extra hours sleep.  And all of you have a fabulous weekend
Jacs xxx

Friday 28 October 2011


Morning Peeps, back in the world of the Internet again,  isn’t it strange how being without Internet Access makes you feel out on a limb, I have really missed everyone this week, but BT assure me that all my problems should be over now.

One good thing was I had some time to make a few cards and catch up with the dreaded housework, so here is the first of the cards I made.


I received some of  my pre-ordered Dies from Dies to Die For at the end of last week and could not resist using the fabulous Memory Box Frosty Border on this card, I distressed the edges of the border and also of the Punched Snowflakes with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.   The awesome Little Bears are from Lili of the Valley the stamp is called “Christmas Bears Mistletoe” who could resist them.

The papers are by Maja Designs and are available from Crafts U Love as is the Doo Hickey Label Die used for the label  tucked behind the image, and the Magnolia Snowflakes stamps .


Well thats it for today, be back tomorrow with another pre made card.

Hugs to you all

Jacs xxxxxx

Thursday 20 October 2011

Lili of the Valley Challenge

Good morning peeps, had a fab day yesterday ay Crafts U Love, they had just taken stock of the new Christmas Magnolias, I have been disappointed with the last couple of  Tilda releases but these Christmas stamps are just irresistible so of course I had to buy a few (6 or 7) and the new Magnolia Papers Wow!!!!!!!!!!  ended up buying all of them.   

I am off to a wedding tomorrow and intending wearing a pair of really feminine High Heels, but yesterday I badly twisted my ankle so not sure if I will be able to wear them now,  as the only other footwear I own are boots, and I don’t think they would look good with my floaty dress, may have to go out and get some flat shoes.    I don’t do feminine often I am much happier in Jeans and Tops after this fiasco think I may stick to them in future.

As its Thursday its time for a new Challenge on Lili of the Valley Challenge  Blog, this week we have a BINGO card for you to use, do hope you can come and join us.


I have used the new Digi stamp designed by Laila   just in time for Halloween and on sale from yesterday on the Lili of the Valley Website, isn't she sweet.   I am afraid the photo doesn’t do her or the card justice as it was late last evening that I took it and the light was really bad.    I have used Copics to colour her.  The paper is from Can I Be Frank pack from Nitwits Collections.  not sure where the little Ribbon Ghosts come from I have had them for years.  

I bought a pack of C0-Ordinations Black Magic Potion 9 from Crafters Companion a few months ago and this is the first time I have used it, I run a piece of the card through the Cuttlebug in a Halloween embossing folder and then using the Co-Ordinations Sand it Gadget I  sanded the black layer down to reveal the lilac inner core love how this looks.  My three items from the Bingo Card are Embossing, Pins and Flowers, my flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the Pins are from the Ribbon Girl.


If you pop over to the Lili of the Valley website today you will not only see this little cutie for sale but also the new  Sheet of  Grunge Christmas Postmarks Stamps these are awesome and I cannot wait to receive mine.

Thats it for today, have a good one

Hugs Jacs xxx

Tuesday 18 October 2011

A Little Late.

This is a little late, but I have managed to make my DT card for The Ribbon Girl Challenge No 12 this week we are sponsored by Ribbon Girl and Lili Of The Valley and  our lovely teamie Kath chose the colours and she picked shades of Lilac and Green.


I do hope you can come and join us this month.


As we are sponsored by Lili of the Valley this month  I thought it was only right to use one of their images (as if I needed an excuse!!!!).  This is “Emma Walkies” and coloured her with a mixture of Copics and Fleximarkers, The Heart Stamp is from Cute as a Button Stamp Sheet, the corner stamped around the edge of the image is from the Ornate Corners Sheet and Word Stamp are all also from Lili of the Valley . 

The Shiny Heart Charm, White Guipure Lace, Seam Binding and Decorative Pins are all from The Ribbon Girl, wow what a fantastic website it is so full of delicious goodies.   The Flowers are a mixture of Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts.  The yummy paper is by Pion Designs Fairytale of Spring Collection available from Dies to Die For


Colours used on Image:

Mauves: Copics V12, Fleximarkers V718, V719

Greens: Copics: YG67, YG63, YG61, G20

Hat: E43, E42, E41

Flesh: E02, E00, E000

Tomorrow I am off to Crafts U Love, where I will be taking a morning and afternoon colouring class using Magnolias and Mo Manning Images, really looking forward to it.


Jacqui xxxxx

Monday 17 October 2011

As Promised a Really Quick Card

Well I promised a quick card today and this really is quickSmile  .    Its not often I manage to make a card in a couple of hours. 


I have used a sweet cute Sugar Nellie image this one is called Wish upon a star, she has been coloured with Copics and I have added lots of Glamour Dust to her wings, fur and stars.  The Paper is the latest Christmas Download from Nitwits Collections   “HO HO HO”.

The Flowers and Ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Bell Charms are from The Hobby House


Copics Used:

Flesh: E02, E00, E000

Hair: YT14, Y35, Y02, Y11

Greens: YG63, YG61, G20

Reds: R27, R05, R02

Blues: B21, B00, B0000

Sorry this is very brief have lots to catch up on after 2 weeks.  Have a good day all


Jacs xxxx


Hi and good morning, I haven’t dropped off the planet quite yet.  Had a really hectic fortnight and have not had time to blog or make cards, my Brother and dearest nephew Michael came over from the USA to visit it was fabulous to see them both and they gave Mum a real lift, I haven’t heard her laugh so much in ages, also had some magazine & TV work and prep for the Lili of the Valley Colouring weekend that was held this Saturday and Sunday.  Will hopefully have a card to post later today or this evening.  I have had a few e-mails from some blogging friends worried about why I haven’t blogged so thought I had better just add this short post to let you know \i am OK>


Jacs xxx

Sunday 9 October 2011

Ahoy There

Hope you have all enjoyed a Sunday Lay in today.   I  am going to have my usual weekly cleaning session in the Craft Room today, I was so pleased with myself at the beginning of the week, I actually  cleaned up after myself  and put everything I had to used back in the correct place but as the week went by my good intentions gradually slipped and this morning I cannot see my desk Sad smile


A boys card for a change, I actually made a similar card earlier in the year and was asked by the same person to make another one, thought it would be a doddle but its easier to make a completely different card than to try to copy one.  The papers are by Magnolia.  I have used a Martha Stewart Border Punch to make the wave pattern on the white and blue card.  The Ribbon is fron The Craft Fairy and the Charm from The Hobby House. Of course the fabulous stamp is from Lili of the Valley and is called  Land Ahoy


Off  to get this room tidy now, have a lovely day


Jacs xxxxx

Saturday 8 October 2011

Titania–Queen of the Fairies

Morning Peeps, cannot say Good Morning after having spent 40 heart stopping minutes watching England battle against France in the Rugby, I have now turned off the second half  I don’t think my heart can take anymore, do hope England pick up in the second half but cannot see it.  Well done Wales though.

Well on a brighter note I have another Sugar Nellie image for you today, as you can see from the title of this post she is called Titania and not only is she Queen of the Fairies she is Queen of My Heart when I was growing up I always wanted to be Titania.   And yesterday I received an e-mail from Funky Kits telling me there were more Fairies on the website, I don’t think I have to tell you what happened do I.


I have used Copics to colour the image and added lots and lots of Glamour Dust.  I  didn’t want too much on the card as the image speaks for itself,  I have used paper from First Edition Paper Pack Festive Treats, and cut and glittered 2 trees cut with Marianne Designs Christmas Tree Die.  The Sentiment is from Lili of the Valley Christmas Circular Sentiment stamp set.  I wish I hadn’t put the doily behind the image now there is no point in it being there, but its too late to change it.


Colours Used:

Reds: R59, R35, R37, R35, R32

Browns R49, E77, E74, E70

Greys: Spectrum Noirs CG2, CG1, CG0.5

Now do I go back to watching the Rugby or carry on colouring my Lili of the Valley Image for tomorrows card, decisions decisions!!!!

Have a good weekend


Jacs xxxx

Thursday 6 October 2011

Lili of the Valley Challenge


Morning, It seems an age since I lasted posted on here, but of course I couldn’t miss posting my DT card for the New Lili of the Valley Challenge which this week is “LET IT SNOW”.





“Under the Mistletoe” is todays image which has been coloured with Copics.  The lovely papers are from Nitwits Collections.  The sentiment if from  Lili of the Valley Christmas Circular Sentiment stamp set, and the sentiment on the base of the card is also from Lili of the Valley’s A5 Verses sentiment sheet.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the lovely Ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl.


I have added flat backed pearls to the Mistletoe Leaves which were cut with a Doo Hickey Mistletoe Die from Crafts U Love .


Just a quick reminder that we have had a couple of cancellation for our Colouring class in Leeds and there are now a few spaces left if you are interested details below



Do you want to master your marker pens and create beautiful cards just like our talented Design Team? Whether you are a complete beginner or if you would just like to brush up on your colouring skills, we are offering you the chance to join an intensive day course run by Lili of the Valley's top designers to help you master the art of colouring images with marker pens for cardmaking and scrapbooking.
The aim of this LOTV Creative Colouring Day is to give you a comprehensive and intensive insight into Colouring with Copic and Promarkers with Tutors Jacqui Dennis and Bev Rochester so by the time you leave you'll be confident that you will be able to tackle and colour any image and be pleased with the results.
The course is £100 per person and includes two 3 hour sessions, as well as lunch and refreshments at Leeds Metropolitain University Headingley Campus. The event will start at 9.30am and finish at 5pm. You will also be able to buy Lili of the Valley Stamps and products whilst you are there. Places are limited so do contact us if you would like to book.
For a booking form please email




Jacqui xxx

Winner of Fleximarkers

Morning a bit late but here is the winner of my Fleximarker Candy:

Gill Please e-mail at with your snail mail address and I will get them off to you
Jacs xxxxx

Sunday 2 October 2011

Some FlexiMarker Candy

Happy Sunday, I am away for a couple of days from tomorrow so may not be able to post, but I will try to get a card done at some point today to schedule for the morning.  In the meantime, I have some special delicious candy for you.  How would you like to win Set 3 and Set 4 of the New Fleximarkers.    These are the awesome new  Markers from Letraset with the fabulous soft brush nib and new colours.
It couldn’t be easier to be in with a chance of winning them, just leave your name in Mr Linky below, and link back on your blog,   I will draw a winner on Wednesday Evening.
Best of Luck
Jacs xx

Saturday 1 October 2011

Hello Little Robin

I am afraid I have been rather a naughty Girl this week, I was being very good and keeping to my Craft Diet, didn’t even spend much at Ally Pally, but then I paid a visit to Sugar Nellie and saw lots of new cute stamps that I wanted, on my first visit I put them all in my basket, but after guilty feelings I put some back and only bought 4 I felt so proud of myself.  Afraid it didn’t last long the call of the rubba was so strong, I went back the next day and bought the rest of them, there is no helping me I am afraid.




Today I have a card made with one of the images from my second visit this little beauty is called “Hello Little Robin”, I tore the packet open and had to stamp her straight away.  I have used Go-Kreate  Large Frilly Frame No 8 Die for the base card, the Grey paper is Magnolia and the Pink is from Nitwits Collections

The die cut flowers  have been cut with Doo Hickey Die,  as has the leaf, both available from Crafts U Love, and sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist, whilst still wet I screwed them up a little.  I painted a grunge board heart with Tim Holtzs Picket Fence Crackle Paint, then again sprayed it with Pearl Glimmer Mist and edged with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.  The roses and Pins are from The Ribbon Girl.




Copics Used:

Flesh: E11, E00, E000, Hair E23, Skirt and Wings BV23, BV000, T2, Jacket R81, RV000, RV0000, Greens YG93, YG91, E40.

Have a lovely weekend


Jacs xxx

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