Friday 30 December 2011

Sneak Peek–Strawberry Kisses

Wow its so long since I posted on here, I almost forgot how to do it.  I nearly had a heart attack this morning when I received an e-mail from the Lovely Margaret saying my blog had disappeared, when I tried to get on here myself I found the blog had been closed,  it appears there had been some illegal activity on here and I had to go through a number of steps to get the blog back, but thanks to Margaret I am here now.

Well peeps I hope you all had a brilliant Christmas and are now getting ready for New Year Celebrations, we had a very quite Christmas here but hope to make up for it this weekend when I join in the celebrations at my sons.


Today I have a couple of Sneak Peeks from a new stamp and CD range from Crafters Companion  due for release on Create and Craft on the 6th January, there are 12 brilliant stamps in this range called “Strawberry Kisses”, this is a really versatile range and covers male and female, young and old and lots of occasions, so I think  they will be  a must have for lots of you.

I have coloured this Image with Spectrum Noirs (colours below) on Neenah Classic Card , the Papers are from the accompanying CD, lots of useful Plaids, Spots and Stripes on this CD.


I think this image is just perfect for those difficult Teenage Boys, I am listing the colours here using the new Colour chart using new and improved Spectrum Noir numbering system to find the Comparision Chart for the new and old numbers please click here.

Shoe: CR8, OR1, TB3, TB4, IG1, IG2, GB3
Sole: TB2 IG1
Dog: PP3, Tn1, Tn2

and here is one for the Girls, once again the papers are from the accompanying CD, I have again Used Spectrum Noirs on Neenah Classic Card to stamp and colour the gorgeous image.  The Swirl and Strawberry Leaf  is are Doo Hickey Dies, and the Dizzy Doiley Die is from Dies to Die For.


The flowers are  printed and cut from the Strawberry Kisses CD, I really think Crafters Companion Cds, just keep getting better and better.


here are the Spectrum Noirs used for this image

Plant Pot: Pl1, PP1
Flowers: CT3, CT1, CG4
Cat: LV1 PL1, PP1.

Well dears thats it for today, will try to post a quick Tilda card tomorrow, just in case I don’t hope you all have a fabulous New Year, hope 2012 is a good one for you all
Jac xxxx

Saturday 17 December 2011

Humphreys Christmas Post

Evening what a busy day, sorry I am so late with this post, its going to have to be a quick one as I am waiting to watch Strictly, I think all 3 of them deserve to win although I think my heart says Chelsie but my brain says Harry.  Here are a couple of cards Imade a couple of weeks ago for my Grandsons Ben and Robert.





The first card is made using Christmas Wishes, these fabulous Humphrey Christmas stamps from Crafters Companion  are so sweet and perfect for those little ones.





The next card is made with “Snow Fun”






Right got to pop off Can hear the Strictly Music downstairs





How rude of me Smile



Jacs xxxx

Friday 16 December 2011

Almost there

Morning peeps, well with this card I am almost at the end of my Christmas Card Making,  what a marathon it has been, I am afraid I still had to resort to bought Christmas cards for some friends (not cardmakers I assure you).




Another stamp I have made had time to colour is Sugar Nellies I Grant You a Wish from Funky Kits, isn’t she gorgeous, the new Nitwits Collections Woodland Wishes was the perfect partner for the colours I used to colour the fairy, and I tried to carry that through to the floral embellies.




I used lots of elements from the Sizzix Tim Holtzs Alterations  Festive Greenery Die  and Grunge Pine Cone die, and Doo Hickey Wild Starwberry Die all from Crafts U Love to compose this border.  I also used the Pine Cone Die to make the rose.




have a good day all


Jacqui xxxx

Thursday 15 December 2011

Welcome to Lilis Little Fairies Challenge Blog

Hi to all you fabulous Lili of the Valley lovers, as promised  the first post of the

Lili's little Fairies Challenge Blog,  has now been published,  this blog will continue where Lili of the Valley Challenge finished, we will have the same blog address and the same rules will apply we will still be a Lili of the Valley Only Challenge and we will still post a challenge every week , but we have a fabulous new Design Team made up of some of our previous DT members and some wonderful new ones, also some awesome  new Sponsors so lots in the pipeline for you
We will be posting our First Weekly Challenge on Thursday 5th January but to keep you going we have been donated some delicious Candy by some of our generous Sponsors

from Lili of the Valley we have

From Which Craft we have

From Nitwits Collections we have:

From Bev we have

Finally from Me we have
To be in with a chance of wining one of these fabulous prices all we ask you to do is Grab our Banner and Link and add to your Sidebar and also  advertise this candy on your Blog and then leave a link on Mr Linky so pop over to join us.
The Candy will close at 6pm on January 4th 2012.

Wednesday 14 December 2011


Morning Peeps, Ohhhh its really cold this morning turned the heating right up.  Off to watch Grandsons Nativity Play this evening so thought I would show you the card I have made for him to celebrate his acting debut.




I thought I would make this into a Label Card, I have coloured one of last years Lili of the Valley Christmas Releases “Mary and Joseph”, I have also popped an image from the Grunge Christmas Postmarks A5 sheet also from Lili of the Valley.  Maja papers from Dies to Die for , and the Magnolia Silent Night Stamp have also been used.  I have searched everywhere for my Lili of the Valley Music Stamp and cannot find it, so a more through search is needed  tomorrow.




Bit rushed today sorry


Jacqui xxxx

Monday 12 December 2011

Penny Black Christmas

Hi Peeps, hope you all had a good weekend.  I am off to Crafts U Love for the final colouring course of the year tomorrow so will be busy today getting ready.  I now have only 2 presents to buy and then my Christmas Shopping is finished, I have also finished all the commissions so am looking forward to 2 weeks of making cards with some of the stamps I have bought over the year and not had time to play with.




It has been an age since I have used a Penny Black stamp, but this image was just perfect for a friend who adores cats, of course it doesn't need saying that it has been coloured with Copics.  I have used 5 Doo Hickey Dies on here, didn't realise just how many until I came to list them here, they are Mini Doily Die, Wild Strawberry Leaf, Vintage Flowers & Leaf, Romantic Lace Border and Bon Voyage Foliage, Plus Marianne Designs English Rose Flower Die, the papers are from Magnolia Christmas release, all the products are available from Crafts U Love  .




Off to have a play, hope you have a lovely day


Jac xx

Sunday 11 December 2011

Surprise Tilda

Morning, just a quick one today again!!!, I am going to put up the tree and decorations at some stage today, was going to do it yesterday but had my handsome Grandson Robert stay with me yesterday, we had a lovely day together, its not often I get him to myself.




This Surprise Tilda image is so versatile great for Birthdays & Christmas, I have coloured her with my beloved Copics.  The delish papers are from the Christmas Magnolia Papers Collection,  I have tucked the Tim Holtzs Snowflake Border from Sizzex behind the image.  The Paper, Image and Die are all from Crafts U Love.  I Have stamped the Lili of the Valley  Grunge Postcard Stamp and popped it behind the image.




I made the Crystal Snowflake using the Beaders Companion Christmas Decoration Packs which I am pleased to say is on offer at half price on the Beaders Companion Website, there is enough to make 12 snowflakes in the pack and all for under £7 they are so easy to make and the rest of mine are going to be hung at different lengths in the Window.



Sorry this is so rushed.  have a good day


Hugs Jac xxx

Friday 9 December 2011

Winners of My Cracker Candy

I have corrected my e-mail address on this post now so if you have tried before can you give it another go Opps!!!!!

The winners for the Crackers candy kindly sponsored by the lovely Paula at Which Craft UK
So the lucky peeps, drawn by  are:
17.  Jane
59 Audrey 
34. Debbie
Congratulations everyone, please e-mail me your addresses so I can post your prizes of to you.  Please put Cracker Candy in the subject line.
Once you have pictures of your goodies on your blogs (if you have one) please send me the link so I can share it with Paula at Which Craft UK

Jacs xxx

Thursday 8 December 2011

Lili of the Valley Challenge


Morning Peeps, I am finding it really hard to write this post after 4 years this week sees the last Lili of the Valley Challenge ,  I cannot believe how much the Challenge and Lili of the Valley itself has blossomed in this time,  but we are thrilled to tell you that Bev and Myself  are going to continue running it as “Lili’s Little Fairies” from January!!  There are some new faces on the DT to mix in with the old so lots of exciting things happening soon!  The blog address will stay the same to avoid confusion, and we will still be a solely Lili of the Valley images challenge, we just couldn’t leave you without a showcase for your fantastic Lili of the Valley creations could we.  before I go any further can I thank each and everyone of you who have supported us every week I have made some fantastic friends through the blog and hope you will still continue to support the new Challenge.  I also need to say a very big thank you to the Design Team most of whom have been with us since the early days, lots of them will be staying with the new Challenge and the rest will be joining Bev and Myself  on the  Lili of the Valley Ideas to Inspire Blog Design Team.




Our Challenge this week is PINK WHITE AND SILVER ohhhhh lovely just the colours I love.  This card is remarkably similar to the original card I made with Moonlight Wishes, but the image just calls for a soft approach. 


The Snowflakes are made with  Marianne Designs Dies, the Label is Doo Hickey Die both available from Crafts U love.  I have distressed the edges with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  Don;’t you just love the Silver Net ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.




Don’t forget there is still time to enter my Which Craft Cracker Candy it is open until 6pm tonight, just scroll down to the post below.



Jacs xxx

Wednesday 7 December 2011

A Little Christmas Candy

I have a ’cracker’ of a give away.  The lovely Paula from Which Craft UK sent me a package and in there were 7 packs of Paula’s Crackers.  One for me to play with and 6 packs to give away!!


These are a fantastic for Christmas and the rest of the year, so easy to decorate and just perfect for that little gift.


I turned the bottom of the cracker over and  made this little gift box from the same kit. 

Now then, if you would like to win one of the 6 packs I have to give away just pop your name in the linky below and I will draw a winner tomorrow night.

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Something a little different

Morning Peeps, blimey its blooming cold here this morning, I am so pleased I have not got to go out today.  I am watching Breakfast TV as I am writing this and have just seen the Turner Prize Winner, is it just me or are they just taking the Michael, A Room with a Table in, a rubbish Bin and Paper Leaves on the floor,  the artist said that even the ventilation brick was part of the art installation, WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!.  Think I will enter my Craft Room next year its much more interesting.  What do they take us for!!!!!


Well rant over.  Here are a couple of cards I have made from the Flowersoft Mabel Lucie Attwell CD ROM and Paperkits that are to be released on Create & Craft TV at 10 am this morning.





I have used Copics to colour this Digi Image from the CD, I have used a set of Go Kreate Dies for the base of the card and Paper and Sentiments from the CD.




This is an image from the Paperkit, ideal for a really quick card.  The papers are Best Creations from Crafts U Love, I made the rosette with my Hugie Board.





This little Box was made with a blank card from  “Paulas Crackers” set from Which Craft I have turned the bottom of the Cracker over to make a box.  I love these shaped card blanks they are so useful.  The Image is from The Decoupage Sheets from the new release.

Monday 5 December 2011

Festive Fairy

Morning, got up this morning feeling as tired as I went to bed last night cannot believe there is another 15 hours at least before I can crawl back into my very comfy bed.  I managed to crawl around in the loft and get the tree out yesterday but that is as far as I got it is now in the hall still in its box and thats where it is likely to stay until next weekend, I have so much work to do in the next 7 days why do commissions all come at once?




Because of the above I am afraid this is a very quick post,  Lili of the Valley Festive Fairy has been coloured with Copics, more Maja Old fashioned Christmas paper  has been used for the bottom layer with Magnolia Christmas Release paper from Crafts U Love for the top layer.


The flower and leaves are all cut from white paper which has been distressed around the edge and glittered are all Magnolia Dies.  The little label is from Lili of the Valleys  Grunge Christmas Postmarks sheet and has been stamped with Iced spruce Distress Ink and cut out, have used my favourite Gold Mesh Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl to finish.




Thanks for looking


Jacs xxx

Sunday 4 December 2011

Hello Little Robin

Morning again Peeps, 21 days to Christmas and I still have hardly anything bought or planned, the tree is still in the loft and my enthusiasm seems to have one gone on holiday, must try and get myself in gear this week. 




I have another of the Wee Digis I found the other day this one is called  “Winter Fairy” that friendly little Robin has quite stolen my heart.   I have used Copics to colour the image as usual.





The papers are more of the lovely  Maja designs Old Fashioned Christmas from Dies to Die for,   I have used Tim Holtzs  Alterations Sizzix Dies to cut The Swirl, Tattered Pine Cone, and Magnolis Doo Hickey Die to cut the  Strawberry Leaf all available at Crafts U Love.  The swirl was cut from white card which I distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink,   I used brown card for the pine cone, then added white paint to the edges of the cone and glittered up with stickles.  The leaves and Pine Branch were cut from shades of Green  Co-Ordinations Card and distressed with a  Sand It Gadget Tool.  I also distressed the White Seam Binding with Iced Spruce Distress Ink, and added a couple of bells and Berries to finish.




I am going to brave the spiders in the loft now and get the tree out.


Have a good Sunday


Jacs xxx

Saturday 3 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Good Morning all, a bit late posting this morning have been waiting for my Waitrose Order.  I have lots to do this weekend including getting my Passport Photo taken somewhere (defo not in Canterbury).   Decided to make a start on family Christmas Cards this weekend, have not made any yet and I couldn’t stand the humiliation of having to send them bought cards Smile





I bought lots of Wee Digis ages ago then forgot all about them, opened the folder by mistake yesterday and of course had to drop everything and make a card with one of the super cute images, this one is called “Christmas Bunny”


The yummy paper is Magnolias Christmas Collection available at Crafts U Love., I bought 6 sheets of this design I loved it so much.   I have tucked a “Bianca Snowflake” die, cut with a  Memory Box Die and covered in Glamour Dust behind the image, and another Memory Box Die “Frosty Border” has been attached down the side of the card.  Both these dies are available form Dies to Die for.




Copics Used:


Bunny: E53, E51, E50

Parcels: E43, E42, E41, R59, R37, R35, R32, YG67, YG63, YG61

Hat & Bows: R59, R37, R35, R32

Sledge: E74, E71, E70, E40


Hope you have a great weekend


Jacs xxx

Friday 2 December 2011

Results of a Busy Day

Happy Friday everyone, had a really lovely day with Lin yesterday a whole day spent in pleasant company and just crafting, I consider that perfect.   Lin was really eager to learn what I had been doing at the Crafters Companion Craftaganza and was especially keen to make the Candle and Box we made in Leanns Class, and the Cute Christmas Tree designed by my little Princess Claire for her Saturday Class. 


As it is Friday it is also time for Just Magnolia and Hanglar & stHanglar Challenge, this week it is the special monthly challenge sponsored by Simon Says Stamp with a generous $25 voucher, and hosted by my very good friend the lovely Donalda. 

Can you believe  just a charm and a few pearls as embellishments on this card, had to work hard and sit on my hands to stop myself adding more but I like the result.   The papers are Maja design Old Fashioned Christmas and along with the Die-Namics Dainty Doily are available from Dies to Die For.   The Christmas Release Tilda with Candy Cone, and the Magnolia Snowflakes    are available from Crafts U Love.  I have stamped The Snowflakes and sentiments with White Ink onto Kraft Paper, and used a Martha Stewart  Die for the glittered border.

I have used the sketch from this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge for the layout, great sketch Dawny dear xxx


Copics Used:
Flesh: E11, E21, E000. Hair E35, E33, E30, Dress: E71, E70, E40, Sweets, Ribbons & Shoes: R29, R17, R05, R02.

I thought you might like to see the Candle & Box and the sweet Christmas Tree, I made Yesterday so here are a couple of Piccies.


The Wreath on the candle was stamped with a selection of  Tapestry Stamps from Card-io, I have added some flat backed gems to the wreath after heating.  The Box has been created using Crafters Companion’s Ultimate Pro, I used two co-ordinating colours from the Rose Red Co-Ordinations Card pack, then run the lightest red through the Cuttlebug in a Darice Embossing Folder, then sanded it with a Sand It Gadget Tool, love the effect you get with the Co-ordinations.


Here is the back of the candle.

and finally here is the little Christmas Tree that is awaiting decoration


Thanks for staying with me through this long post.

Have a great Day
Hugs Jacs xxxx

Thursday 1 December 2011

Lili of the Valley Challenge

Morning lovely peeps, well the shopping trip was a complete disaster fancy choosing Wednesday, its Market Day in Canterbury and the Kids were all off of school  and seemed to have made a joint decision to spend the day in the  City centre, I quickly lost all interest in shopping and made a quick exit.  Why do people just stop in the middle of the pavement when its busy I must have bumped into at least 10 people just walking down the High Street.  So it is Internet for me from now on and I will stay out of Canterbury until well into the New Year


Our theme this week on Lili of the Valley Challenge is ANYTHING BUT A CHRISTMAS CARD, so I have gone with one of our older stamps for this one, it is called Time for a Cuppa,

Not my usual colour scheme on this one, I feel in love with these Basic Grey Papers as soon as I received them from Tracy at Dies to Die For they are from the Picadilly Collection and this floral design was my favourite sheet.  I have used the Tim Holtzs Weathered Clock Big Z die.  I picked up the Watch Charm at the NEC but cannot remember which stall I got it from, 


Lin is coming round this morning and we are going to have a Crafty Day together, hoping to show her lots of the great things I learnt at the Craftaganza.

Have a good day everyone
Jacs xxx
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