Tuesday, 28 April 2009

OCC challenge

This is my entry for this weeks OCC challenge over at

The brief is to use "your own colours" so I have used green/blue, which I love together
Topper and backing are from the man CD which we are currently working on over at
all images are from our own photographs and I particularly love this potting shed topper created by my partner in crime Pat Harding :o)
Mats are Bazzill and an unknown paper from my stash.
Hammered CS
J & P Pictures DP and main image
ribbon scrap
Brads from stash, sorry don't know where from.
Jackie xx

Two blog awards in one day...

...from the lovely Nanaseaside, thank you so much Christine, and from the lovely Crazycraftshed as well, thank you so much Dianne. How lucky am I? :o)

I have to include the following;
"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut even more friendships are propagated.Please give more attention to these writers.Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award"
I also have to pass them on to 8 blog friends but it is so difficult to choose that I decided to award them to everyone on my followers list :o)
Bless you all, Jackie xx

Monday, 27 April 2009

Unscripted Sketches entry

Good morning everyone, the rain has arrived now but I am back at work today so I can live with it. I had a lovely relaxing long weekend and on Friday a great crafting day with friends at Chapel en le Frith :o)
Sunday I went to Attenborough Nature Reserve and the weather was absolutely perfect :o)

Anyway, I digress (what's new).
This is my entry for the Unscripted Sketches #3 challenge over at
a first for me as I haven't entered before.
Pink hammered CS
HOTP papers
PSX Morning Glory stamp (part of)
Hero Arts sentiment stamp (part of)
PM corner stamp
Woodware oval scalloped punch
SU oval punch
Caran D'Ache watercolour pencils
Jackie xx

Sunday, 26 April 2009

A few photographs I took this morning.....

..... at Attenborough Nature Reserve, one of my favourite places :o)

You can see how beautiful it was weatherwise, now it's clouded over and quite dull and cold. I was walking round there in my tee shirt, now I've got my cardi on brrrr. What a difference a couple of hours makes.
I thoroughly enjoyed taking pics then going into the visitor centre and sitting out on the verandah with a hot chocolate and piece of fruit cake :o)
Jackie xx

What a lovely morning.....

..... I have just spent at Attenbotough Nature Reserve which is only about 8 miles from where I live and is one of my favourite places. I went on the spur of the moment and managed to take a few photographs. I will put some on later when I have downloaded them, won't bore you with all 62 :o)
I am going to have some lunch now then off up to the craftroom for the afternoon. What a perfect day :o)
Jackie xx

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Stamps and Smiles challenge card 12

This is my entry for the SASSC12 over at
Wanted to keep it simple, love this sketch.
Stamped a square of card with inkpad then stamped flowers onto it.
Bazzill cardstock
DP is from my stash, can't remember where it's from
Hero Arts Take time stamp
Funstamps Tall Daisies
Square textured pearlised card is from a PDA pack
Jackie xx

Cuttlebug be inspired-home sweet home #28

Image is watercoloured, and matted on embossed Cuttlebug folder leaves (sorry, can't remember it's title) which I partially cut out :o)
Bazzill cardstock
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Quickutz Sqeeze and alphas
Anita's birdhouse stamp
Spotty ribbon
Jackie xx

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

New blog candy on offer

Hot foot it over to the lovely Lorraine's blog at and have a look at the blog candy on offer for 10,000 hits :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Good morning my friends

I am off out to Northampton for the day with my daughter to do some family history research so there won't be any piccies from me today. I haven't done any research for nearly two years now so want to get my hand in again before I forget how!
I hope you all have a great day whatever you are doing :o)
Jackie xx

Monday, 20 April 2009

2 in 1 for Simon Says challenge #2 and OCCC

And for the OCCC recycle over at

Bits recycled are the flowers and plantpot from a birthday card and the wire I pulled from the edge of some fancy wired ribbon. Very quick and simple to make.
Recycled bits
Hammered pink CS
My favourite Bazzill
Sizzix die
Martha Stewart edge punch
DP from stash, sorry can't remember where it's from
Jackie xx

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Card using a couple of bits from my winnings

Here we go again, can't believe this is my 3rd post this morning! Methinks I had better get in the kitchen after I have uploaded and do something about lunch before I pine away :o)

Made this morning as promised :o)
I have used a staple and a chipboard apple from my winnings. Painted the apple with acrylic paints, this is the first time I have ever used a chipboard shape!
Watercoloured the SU stamped image and then shaded edges with archival ink.
That tiny bow on the apple was not easy to tie :o)
Hammered white CS
Paper Adventures card
SU and PB stamps
Woodware stapler
Bazzill (can't seem to make a card without good old Bazzill)
Ribbon scraps
Jackie xx

Stamps and Smiles challenge card 11

This is my entry for the SASSC over at
I stamped the image at a friend's house so don't know where it comes from! Coloured with watercolour pencils.
My Trusty Bazzill
HOTP & K&Co papers
Scribble flower stamp
SU & Woodware scalloped circle punches
and Bob's yer Uncle, very simple card.
Jackie xx

Cuttlebug be inspired-taxes and numbers #27

Good morning bloggers, here is my entry for the
Cuttlebug challenge-taxes and numbers #27 over on
I thought it was time I did another heritage page, haven't made one for a couple of years now! It is a 12x12 page and the side panel is the waste from die cutting swirls. Used Cuttlebug script folder on the mat for the journalling to go with the script paper from my stash.
The journalling is handwritten and just says that the photograph is my Dad and me. I never knew him as he passed away just after my 3rd birthday.
Sizzix swirl die
Rainbow parchment
Cricut-George & basic shapes, Tags, bags, boxes & more
EK Success Paper shapers flower punch
Jackie xx

Thursday, 16 April 2009


My lovely blog candy has arrived from the lovely Chrissie :o) Can't have a play until Sunday now though :o( Thank you so much Chrissie, I am going to enjoy :o)
Jackie xx

I've had an award...

...from the lovely Chrissie over at
Thank you so much Chrissie, I have posted it in my sidebar.
I now have to award it to 10 of my friends, which I will do later:o)
Jackie xx

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Our Creative Corner sketch challenge entry

This is my offering for the OCCC over at
It does look a tad brighter in the flesh.
Decided to go with the mauve/purple/pink colour scheme, not too sure of it now but I haven't got time to make another one before I go to work!
Materials/equipment used;
HOTP paper
Mauve hammered cardstock
Purple Bazzil
Stampendous sentiment stamp
PB dragonflies stamp
Martha Stewart lace doily punch
Woodware round punches
SU scalloped punch
Jackie xx

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Two lots of blog candy on offer!

Wow look at this, two lots of blog candy on offer over at
You will have to hurry as it closes on the 17th.
Thank you Judy for the chance of winning :o)
Jackie xx

I'm a winner :o)

OMG I can't believe it, I'm a blog candy winner, my very first win :o)
Many thanks to the lovely Chrissie over at
This must be the first time in my life I am speechless, yes Viv if you see this, ME speechless LOL.
Jackie xx

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Stamps and Smiles challenge card 10

My first two attempts went into the bin so hopefully it's third time lucky!
Decided to keep it simple with no DPs. The curlicues are the scrap from Sissix swirl die!
Materials/equipment used:
Bazzill pink card
Bazzill red card
Magenta agapanthus stamp
PM corner stamp covered with red Stickles
No name Hello stamp
SU edge punch
Base card pink hammered from PMS
Dovecraft chalk
Jackie xx

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Cuttlebug and vellum be inspired #26

This is my entry for the Cuttlebug and Vellum card over at
It's not quite and Easter theme but it does have vellum and I've "cuttlebugged" it with Swiss Dots folder, plus there are gerberas in the shops now and it's Easter :o)
The gerbera is my own photograph decoupaged and the BP was designed from another of my own photographs by Pat, my partner in crime over on I really enjoyed making this one :o)
Own photographs
Own/Pat's backing paper
Martha Stewart doily lace punch
Cuttlebug folder
Pink gems for a bit of bling
Jackie xx

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Two firsts for me

I was at the lovely Viv's on Sunday and she allowed me to use her beloved Copic Markers, she's a star :o) These are my first efforts, coloured in the order shown. Another first for me was Miss Anya, I used Viv's stamps too :o)
I have to say I always wondered what all the fuss was about but now I've tried them I WANT THEM. Oh well, I've got a car MOT and tax and a holiday coming up so they will have to wait a bit longer :o)
Jackie xx

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Stamps and Smiles challenge card 9

Here is my card for the Satamps and Smiles challenge #9 over at
It's a fairly simple offering. I used HOTP and K&Co baking papers and my Cuppy Love stamps for the first time, watercoloured the image and Stickles for Mummy's hair/icing, added a bit of ribbon and there it is. All ingredients put together onto white hammered cardstock :o)
Materials/equipment used:
Stamps and Smiles
Caran D'Ache watercolour pencils
Anita's ribbon
Martha Stewart doily lace punch
SU scalloped punch
Jackie xx

Simon Says blog challenge #1

Here is my card for the Simon Says #1 challenge over at
which had to have yellow and green on it. I chose to make it all yellow and green as you can see :o)
Backing paper is K&Co, stamps are from the SU Organic Grace set and Curly Words set, leaves are punched.
Materials/equipment used:
SU stamps and edge punch
Martha Stewart lace doily punch
Caran D'Ache watercolour pencils
Covecraft chalks
Jackie xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

A couple of those hard to make cards

A band member has lost his Mum and I was asked to make a card for him and his wife from all of us. The bottom one is the one they chose so the other will go into my box. Used Sissix long swirl die, Cuttlebug embossing folder and and SU stamp for the bottom one. The side panel on the top one is the waste from the Sizzix die.

Materials used:

Hammered card
Black pearlised card
Linen card
Glossy Accents
Glamour Dust
Little Claire stamp
Cuttlebug folder
Sizzix die
Caran D'Ache watercolour pencils
Ribbon scrap

Jackie xx