Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Brilliant day

What a great day we all had on Sunday :o) There were 8 of us all packed into Pauline's kitchen crafting and laughing and talking nineteen to the dozen. Pauline & Hubby Rob ( he makes a wonderful tea boy) were great hosts and with excellent company, food & crafting what more could anyone want? Well, added to all that, we all piled into 2 cars and went of to Monk's Den in Ashby de la Zouch to buy crafting goodies WooHooooooooooooooooooo :o) I only managed to make 1 full card (the photograph one) and 2 part cards which I finished this morning.

I bought some MME papers and matching stamps and some Papermania poppy stamps and some bit's and pieces :o) The DP on the above card is from the MME pad and I stamped it with matching stamp then sprayed it with gold spray.
The DP on here is also from MME but I bought that a few weeks ago. Can you tell I love MME :o) All colouring done with Copics.
Jackie xx

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Sorry, no cards today...

...I am off on another craft get together with my lovely friends :o)
It seems like such a long time ago that we were all together and I am sooooooooooooo looking forward to it. Some of us went to Burnham on Sea for a crafting holiday, but not all of us.
I've got all my gear at the bottom of the stairs ready to load up then it's off I go for a funpacked day :o)
Jackie xx

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Simon Says - Get well soon

Good morning to all who visit :o) This is my card for the Simon Says Get Well Soon challenge over at
This is the first time I have used this stamp from the SU Bloom set and I love it :o) The sentiment is also from an SU set. The scroll is from a Sizzix border and I cut it into several pieces! I hope you are not getting fed up with yet another Nestie card, but I can't help using them, they are like a drug now that I have finally got them :o)
It goes without saying that I have coloured the image using my lovely Copics, however did I manage without them :o)
Pink hammered base card from PMS
DP is from J&P Pictures
Pink pearlised paper from stash
SU stamps
Sizzix scroll die
Pink gems from stash
Ribbon from stash
A smidgeon of Glamour Dust
Jackie xx

Thursday, 22 October 2009

October freebies

Good morning all, I hope you are well :o)
I am very late uploading the October freebies this month due to there not being enough hours in the day! They can be downloaded from and as always, they are created using our own photographs.
Happy crafting folks :o)
Jackie xx

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

MTSC #44

I diecut the leaves out of the offcut from the BC so it's a perfect match :o) The tree stamp is fro SU Lovely as a Tree set and the DP is from our Pictures for the Man CD. I managed to find a scrap of ribbon just the right green :o)
BC is textured mirri from stash
DP is from J & P Pictures
Brads from Dovecraft
Glamour Dust
Spellbinders Nestability
SU stamp
Jackie xx

Monday, 19 October 2009

A few more with my nesties

All own photographs. This one I took in Southwold in June. For the backing I converted the same photograph to pencil drawing in PSP. I had used the biggest nestie in the set for this so I had to mat and then hand cut round it so don't look to closely :o)
The next 3 are all from our Pictures for the Man CD over at
I stamped the first one with SU geese and Magenta trees for the background on the 1st one.
I cut out some of the footbals from the DP and raised them, then used Glossy Accents on them.

For this one I stamped a few bits from the See Dees Gone Fishing set

Jackie xx

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Been playing with my new toys

Good morning all you lovely Bloggers.
My new nesties arrived on Tuesday but I didn't get the chance to play until Thursday, then I was at work on Friday but here they are finally :o)
On this one I have used one from my gorgeous MME cardstack and the mats are Bazzill Basics.

I just adore this snow trio which I stamp at my lovely friend Viv's house. Base card is Bazzill and the spotty card is from MME.

These two were made using some of our paper packs and topper packs over at

For this one I used ny new PB stamp and it's the first airing for my Argyle embossing folder from Sizzix. I have used my lovely Copics for all the colouring :o)
Jackie xx

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Oh WOW! What an evening

If you love drums and you've never seen the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, then look to see if they are on at a venue near you. My daughter Susan and I went to see them in Derby last night and they are magnificent. The energy they put into it is unbelievable and you feel the drumming from the feet right up through your body. I even bought the DVD so that I could watch them again.....and again.....and again :o)
I wish I lived in Lanark where they have the Mugen Taiko Dojo, the centre for Taiko drumming in the UK. There you can do workshops and learn to play yourself, I think I would be in heaven :o)
See for yourself at
Jackie xx

Sunday, 11 October 2009

MTSC #42 and Stamp Something-brown and something

It's not often that I do a 2 in 1 challenge, but this one just fell into place. I had to make a birthday card and decided as it's that time of year I would use an Autumn theme with Mercy's Tuesday sketch over at
and of course the brown makes it suitable for Stamp Something's brown and something over at :o)
I used my own photograph of acorns for the backing, and cut the flower from a J&P Pictures DP on the Cricut. I had to turn the card round as Tilda is the wrong shape to make a landscape card. Used Copics for colouring and flowers/brads from stash.
Looks like I have mentioned everything here so won't do a recipe :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Peachy Keen challenge 13

This is my entry for the Peachy Keen challenge 13 over at
The brief was to use blue, purple, a stamped image, 3 snowflakes and a greeting.
I just had to use this blue card I bought at Payper Box in the the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop in Street, Somerset last week, they must have known this challenge was coming up :o)
The purple DP is from our Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes CD over at
The tree stamp is on it's 3rd Christmas with me and the greeting is from a CraftUK Christmas set, and the snowflakes are punched with an Xcut punch.
Well it looks like I have already covered the recipe so I won't bore the pants off you all by listing them :o) OOOOOOOOOOOOOps, I nearly forgot, I coloured the image with my lovely Copics!
Oh my! I also forgot to mention that I have used my one and only nesties set which is Labels Four - slap my wrist!
Jackie xx

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

I have a lovely award.....

..... from the lovely Chrissie over at
If you haven't seen Chrissie's blog then hop on over there and have a look, you won't regret it :o)
I'm afraid I can't pick just a few from all my blogging friends to pass it on to so if you are on my list of followers then please feel free to accept it from me :o)
Now I have to list 5 of my addictions!
Crafting of course (including designing papers from my own photographs)
Taking photographs
Chocolate and fudge, and to have both together is sheer delight
Getting out and about
Craft spending
Jackie xx

Monday, 5 October 2009

I'm back.....

.....from my wonderful crafting holiday with fantastic friends :o)
These are the only cards I made all week but we did get some great craft shopping done.

The weather was very kind to us and we didn't need coats until Friday when we saw our first rain, but that was only for half an hour!
I will do my best to play catchup on you lovely blogs but don't hold your breath because I have to go to work today :o(
Jackie xx