Friday 30 November 2012

All He Wants For Christmas

Hello from a fab sunny winters morning here in the UK, Going to get on with winter cleaning today before I put up the Chrissie Decs, so this is a really quick post. 

Since I posted my Magic Shutter Card I have been asked by lots of you for a tutorial on how it was made, I will get down to making a tutorial at the beginning of next week  so keep checking.


I forgot all about the fab Kenny K Christmas images I bought a couple of years ago, but whilst going through my PC files I came across the Digis and just had to have a colour.


Have not used even one die cut on this one, it was hard !!!!,  The papers are a mixture of new and old Magnolia collections, the image has been coloured with Copics no Pencils used on this one.


Once again the pearls where white and have been coloured with R27 Copic.


The Lush 12mm Silver Lame Ribbon, two sizes of Berries and Yummy Sparkly Pin are all from the Ribbon Girl, Feather from my stash but I think I bought it at Hobbycraft.


Don’t forget to scroll down to the post below to enter my Candy Draw for a Cute Christmas Tilda and a Bag of Vintage Gold Berries

Have a good Day all


Jacs xxxxxx

Thursday 29 November 2012

A Beary Merry Christmas and a Little Magnolia Candy

Back again a bit later than expected!!!
This afternoon I have a card made with the cute Bears from this years Magnolia Christmas Collection, they are so sweet and just calling out for a cuddle.
I haven’t made an easel card for ages, almost forgot how to make one hehe!!!  ponce again I have used some fabby papers from Nitwits Collections I ran the striped paper through the E-Bosser in a small dot embossing folder to add a bit of texture and to complement the liquid pearls I have used on the image.
What do you think of the  like intricate Border and Corner they are 2 dies from the new Spellbinders D-Lites Dies the corner is Fantastic Flourish 2, and the Border is Flourish Trim,
Flowers and bells are from the Ribbon Girl as is the White Seam Binding, the string of pearls is from Live and Love Crafts as is the Cheesecloth.
Copics used:
E53, E51, E50 (with Tan Polychromos Pencil) Pink/Mauve: V12, V01, V000, Aquas B2, B000, B0000, Greys C1, C00
I am entering this card for the : 
Tildas Town Challenge – Anything Goes


I have a little candy for you today this sweet Tilda with a Little Dove and Vintage Gold Magnolia Berries, this is a thank you for continuing to follow me during my sporadic posting lately, I am truly grateful
*NEW Magnolia Nativity - Tilda with a Little Doveclick for bigger image
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I will keep this candy open until Saturday Evening (1st December).
Leave your details with Mr Linky if you wish to win Tilda
Thanks for visiting
Jacs  xxxx

A Forgotten Card

Hello my lovelies, still a little tired not had a full night sleep since Monday, but noticed it was a full moon last night so that explains a lot, Mums sleep pattern is always upset for around a week during the full moon phase.  But I had some exciting news yesterday so am on a high at the moment, I managed to get onto the Rosemary Merry Retreat next November places on her Retreats are like Gold Dust and I was amazed that I had managed to sign up and pay WoooHooo!!!.

Right onto this mornings post, I made a DT card for last weeks Lilis Little Fairies Challenge and meant to schedule to appear whilst I was away, but during all the excitement of going to the Craftaganza it got forgotten so thought I would show it to you today, shame to waste it (and to be perfectly honest I haven’t got a card ready get to show you). 


The papers are from Nitwits Collections, and the image is of course from Lili of the ValleyChristmas Eve Boy, coloured with Copics .


I used Craft Paper to cut  Doo Hickey Blooming Tag tucked behind the image and added a bow made with Ribbon and Twine from the Ribbon Girl.


Centura Pearl Card was used for the Die Cut Reindeer, I used my new E-Bosser to cut the dies, I am in love with this machine it cuts perfectly and no aching arms from tedious winding of the handle, just put it in the machine and 18 seconds latter it pops out fab.


Copics Used:

I actually threw away the list of colours but I think I can remember most of the  markers I Used:

Bed: E74, E71, E70, E40 dark brown Polychromos Pencil

Hat: B32, B21, B41

Stocking: RV69, R39 – Black Polychromos Pencil

Teddies: E53, E51. E50 – Tan Pencil

Bunny – C3, C1, C00 – Pale Grey Pencil

Bed Linen: E40

I will be back later today with another card and a little Magnolia Candy so don’t forget to pop back


Jacs xxxx

Wednesday 28 November 2012

A Couple of new Projects

Hi Peeps, today I have a couple of projects I have been working on since I came back from the Crafters Companion  Craftaganza at the weekend.  The first is a take on a card design from Sara’s Saturday class, we actually made an A4 card in the class but as soon as I saw it I was sure it could be resized to 6x6, so after faffing about here it is:


Now I know you are thinking what's so special about that but be patient there is a little surprise there for you,   The Papers are by Maja Designs I think they were last years so not sure if you can still get them.   The sweet Tilda from this years Christmas Collection has been coloured with Copics. 


I have made an edge around the side of the card with a Martha Stewart Punch, and used another punch for the Snowflake which I them embossed with Frant-age Ivory Aged Embossing Enamel , the Poinsettia was made with Spellbinders Poinsettia Die, which was distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and has Gold Crushed Glass Glitter add to the middle, all available from J & C Creations.


Ribbons, Gold Twine and Small Berries are all from The Ribbon Girl, The large round sentiment is another Magnolia Stamp, the little tag is by Lili of the Valley, The Tag is a Doo Hickey Die

Now for the surprise.


I am not sure what you would call this type of card, so I am going to name it he Magic Shutter Card the snowflake in the centre is a Magnolia Stamp which has been glittered with Crystal Glamour Dust and I have add a self adhesive Gem to the centre of the card, this is the card open, I wish you could see it in real life as I cannot take a photo of the inside with the Shutter Closed.


And this is it half open, when you first open it up the shutters are completely closed no sign of the Magnolia Snowflake.  I loved making this card.

Now for the next project, this month on the J & C Creations Designs to Inspire Blog we have been showcasing Spellbinders Dies and for the final we are all making something a little bit different, I had some fabby Crackers from Which Craft which I thought I would decorate.  Full details of Dies used etc will be on the J & C Creations Designs to Inspire Blog at about midday, got to upload it first Smile


Thanks for looking, have a great crafty day


Jacs xxxxxx

Tuesday 27 November 2012

A Study in Red and White

Morning all, slowly getting back into the crafting mode, today we see a new challenge on Papertake Weekly Challenge, and Dawny P has created a fabulous sketch for us to follow, we are sponsored this week by the lovely girls at Simon Says Stamp.


Nice plain and simple card from me today with a very limited palette, but I am really pleased with it.  Dawny’s lovely sketch gave me a chance to use some of those little scraps I save from my backing papers (cannot bear to throw even the smallest pieces away), these are all papers by Magnolia.


The lovely lace edge is cut from white card with Doo Hickey Christmas Lace Border Die, The ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl.


The image has been coloured with Copis on Neenah Classic Crest Card.  Once again I have coloured white pearls with a matching copic .


Copics used:

Flesh: E13, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00

Hair: YR13, E13, E50

Reds: R37, R27, R24, R22

Thanks for looking, I am off to make a couple of Shamballa Bracelets, I got the bug at the Craftaganza.


Jacs xxxxx

Monday 26 November 2012

Countdown to Christmas

Hello my lovelies, back after a fantastic time at this years Crafters Companion Craftaganza, Great to catch up with some old friends and to make lots of new ones.   Some brilliant projects made, including beading, will show them over the week.


Today I am showing an Advent Calendar I made before I went away, there are 24 little drawers, into which I added 2 sweets one for Mum and one for James, but whilst I was away Mum found the sweets so now I will have to fill them up again.


The papers are from K&Co Pad from Charmed cards and  Crafts, the Die Cuts are also from the same Elizabeth Brownd Collection


Lots of little bits from my stash have been used to decorate the panels


This is how I decorated the Top of the box


The view from the other side


Sorry this is so quick have to get back to clearing up and starting this weeks card, and preparing for my Colouring Class at Oyster Stamps on Saturday.


Jacs xxx

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Afternoon peeps, a bit late with this one, had no sleep last night so tried to catch some shut eye this morning.  Today sees a new challenge on Papertake Weekly Challenge, we are sponsored  by the lovely Andrea and Mary from The Ribbon Girl, so we have a theme with that in mind – Ribbons & Pearls.


Can you see a pattern emerging this week, Mo’s Fabulous images have got me under their spell, I only went over to buy 1 and ended up with 6.  Todays image is called Victoria Carolling.  I loved colouring her, I used Copics and Polychromos Pencils.


The beautiful papers are from a K&Co Christmas Pad- Elizabeth Bownd – every sheet is delicious.  I cut out the bell tucked under the Gold Mesh Ribbon from a sheet of the paper and added some Gold Glamour Dust around the edge of the bell. 


The Poinsettia was cut with the Doo Hickey Poinsettia Die, I added Gold Glitter Glass from J & C Creations to the middle of the flower and on the top edge of the card.   The Gold Mess Ribbon and Pearls are from The Ribbon Girl.


Copics used:

Flesh: E13, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00, Hair E71, E40, Greens: G94, G46, YG63, Reds: R37, R27, R24, R02, Beiges E43, E41,

Happy Crafting


Jacs xxxxxx

Monday 19 November 2012

Sweet & Simple

Good morning my lovelies, before I go on I have to thank Nenny who left a message on yesterdays post recommending an unusual present for one of my sons, she sent me a link to  The Hedgehog Co and suggested I have a look at the Hedgehog house, what a fantastic idea I ended up buying one for my eldest and also a fabulous bird house and feeder for another son, as they both love anything to do with wildlife these are just perfect present, thanks so much Nenny.


A nice simple card today following the sketch on this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge, another of the fabulous Digis I bought last week from Mo’s Digital Pencil this little one is called “Taste of Winter” I love how she has her tongue popping out trying to catch the snowflakes, haven’t we all done that at sometime.


Some lovely papers have been used from Nitwits Collections Joyful Hearts”. 


The Organza Roses, Silver Lame Ribbon and Pearls are all from The Ribbon Girl.


The image has been coloured with the Copics as listed below.

Flesh: E13, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00, Hair: E44, E40, Pinks: RV66, RV52, RV10, RV000, Blues: B02, B000, B0000

I am entering this card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge


Jacs  xxxxxx

Sunday 18 November 2012


Morning and a Happy Sunday, well my shopping experience in Canterbury was a real waste of time, plenty of Ties, Socks and Wallets etc for the men and Perfume for the girls, but nothing unusual that made me want to open my purse, I think it will have to be Internet shopping from now on.  I wish they were all crafters I would have no problem finding them something then.


With all the stunning Christmas Magnolias that were released this year, my good old favourites have taken second place and been widely ignored, I thought it was a time that I put that right.   Cannot remember what this little sweetie is called but love her, the heart bauble stamp is also by Magnolia and I think is a few years old. 


More Christmas Collection papers from Magnolia have been used, the fancy bauble die is one I bought last year and forgot about it is by Memory Box  there is also a plain base bauble that can be used underneath.  I have completely covered the bauble with a Quickie Glue Pen and Crystal Glamour Dust.


I have tucked a Doo Hickey Label behind the image and added some scrummy Silver Lame Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl Behind.  I didn’t have any Red Pearls so coloured white ones with R37 Copic.


Not Many colours used on here:

Reds: R37, R27, R24, R22, G94, E71, E43, E42, E40, E13, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00.

I am entering this card for the following Challenges:

Winter Wonderland Challenge  - Oh Baubles

Tildas Town Challenge – Anything Goes

Enjoy your Sunday


Jacs xxxx

Saturday 17 November 2012

Winter Fairy

Hi Peeps in a rush today, reading posts by fellow bloggers has made me realise how far behind I am in my Christmas Preparations,  have ordered food and made some cards, but as far as Christmas Presents go I have bought precisely one.   So off to Canterbury this morning to remedy this.  I am looking for a really unusual present for the boys and their partners, I have thought about a couple of “Grow Your Own Exotic Mushrooms” for one of them, but am really stuck for the others any ideas?


I bought this delicious Winter Fairy Talva from Mo’s Digital Pencil a couple of weeks ago and had not found time to use her, I loved colouring her so much I am sure she will be used a lot more in the future.  I have coloured her with Copics and Polychromos Pencils.  The Backing papers are Magnolia Christmas Collection.


The flowers and bell used are from The Ribbon Girl, I have added a few dots of Opal Liquid Pearls around the image.  The Cheesecloth and beautiful distressed Seam Binding are from Live and Love Crafts.


Once again lots of Die’s used, Doo Hickey Snowflake, Tag, Twisted Swirl all from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts, Plus Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Doily Die has been popped behind the image.


Copics Used:

Flesh: E13, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00, Hair: E74, E43, E40, Boots E74, E43, Pinks: RV66, RV52, RV10, RV0000, BV01, BV00, BV000

I am entering this card for the following Challenges

Mo’s Digital Challenge – Lets Chill

Live and Love Crafts Challenge – Christmas

Hugs to you all

Jacs xxxxxx

Friday 16 November 2012

Traditional Tilda and New SWALK Collection.

Morning Peeps, hope you are all well, Fridays just comes round so quickly don’t  they.  I have 2 cards for you this morning a sweet Traditional Tilda  and as today sees the launch of the Crafters Companion New Pawfect Pals SWALK CD and Stamps on Create and Craft I have a SWALK DT Card, the CD collection is something new from Crafters Companion and includes Digi Images & a Fabulous PaperCraft disc, don’t forget to watch.


My First Card is a card I made for the Marvellous Magnolia Challenge which is Traditional Christmas Colours, I have used one of last years Tilda stamps for this one, she has been coloured with copics as usual.


The papers are from a fab new K & Co pad by Elizabeth Brownd, the tag in envelope is from Live and Love Crafts as is the cheesecloth.  I have used a Go-Kreate Die set to cut out the card base.


The Gold Mesh Ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl and the Berries I bought at Anne Maries when I was at Ally Pally Last.

And this is one of the Crafters Companion Design Team Cards I made for the new SWALK Pawfect Pals release.

The image which has been coloured with Spectrum Noirs is from the Digi Image CD and the Papers and embellies are all from the Papercraft CD and SWALK 2 CD.

Have a good day all


Jacs xxxxx

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