Saturday, 17 December 2011

English country garden....., not my own garden, I only have a pocket handkerchief front and back!
Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well and snowfree.
I took this photograph way back in 2006 in Bonsall, near Matlock Bath. It was next door to the village hall where we used to have a monthly open mike day where anyone who could play an instrument or sing was welcome to come and join us :o)

It's another very simple card but I am pleased with it.
I cut and folded linen card to 5x7. The photograph is backed with gold paper, the same used for the gorgeous corner from Memory Box and the flutterbies from my lost but now found SU Embosslits cut and emboss folder. 
The Memory Box die is one of three that I bought last week and I am delighted with them, I WILL be getting more :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday, 15 December 2011

No cards, just a few pics

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well.
No cards from me today, too busy painting in the kitchen!
On Sunday I popped out to St Chad's Water for a breath of fresh air and was lucky enough to see these wonderful Great tits, Blue tits and chaffinches feeding.

 I know they aren't everone's cup of tea but this wood pigeon looked so cuddly all huddled up against the icy wind!

I framed them all in PSE5 :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Birthday card for a dear friend

Good morning everyone, I hope that you have escaped those gales and lashing rain although I fear that not many have, and the forecast is not good for the rest of the week! At least it's a good reason to lock ourselves in craft areas.
This is my first card for 2012 and is for a friend who I know doesn't come on the blogs.

For once, I haven't cut and folded my own card, this is from an 8x8 Papermania pack of Kraft cards. The corrugated and plain card card is from PDA.  Tools used are; Marianne dies, Go Kreate scalloped circle dies, SU stamp and punches, Martha Stewart flutterby punch. All punched and diecuts are pearlised card from stash. Paper inside card is from J&P Pictures. 
I hope you like because I am delighted with it :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Another simple card

Good afternoon everyone. I'm a bit late today but I just had to get stuff done before turning the computer on! Then it was lunch time and I really enjoyed my stew and dumplings and I've got cheese and onion bread in the breadmaker so I will be having that for my tea :o)
 Anyway, on to my card,  for which I have used some of my new Marianne dies again, I love them.  

I used  nesties to frame the main image.  I roughly brayered plain white paper with Big and Juicy inkpad Spice, andthere is just a hint of SU stamps :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Simple card

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all warm and well and not living in the areas that are set for gusts of up to 100 mph!
This is quite a simple card.  

I cut and folded white hammered card to 6x6 and covered with J&P paperwhich has been punched with Martha Stewart trellis punch.  The flower and grasses are from my brand new Marianne dies, and I used a tiny SU greeting stamp. 
That's it, so simple :o)
Jackie xx

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

A brilliant day anda at last, I made something.....

.....I feel as if I have been in a crafting wilderness this last two weeks, but I am hopefully back amonst friends now :o)
Sunday was a fantastic day when I hosted our crafting get together and we even had a friend and her hubby fly over from Spain to join us. We started the day with our usual bacon butties, then it was off to Byrkley Park for some ratail therapy where I managed to get some Marianne dies that I have been wanting. You will see some of them on my DLO below.  When we got back we had the soup that I had made the previous evening. It was an "allsorts" soup, I just threw anything I had to hand in it and even if I do say so myself it was good ;-)
A great afternoon of crafting, in which I made precisely nothing, was followed with Chicken casserole and veggies and the lovely Pam had made bread and butter pudding and brought it with her.
Did I hear someone snoring there? I had better get the piccies on then :o)

My apologies for the quality of the photographs, I used the wrong camera in low light because I hadn't got time to change the lens on the other one!
All of the photographs were played with in PSE5 and PSP11 and they are matted onto gold paper. The 12x12 backing paper is from stash.  For the title I used Calvin font in SCAL and cut it out on the Cricut. Marianne dies for the embellishments and the journalling was printed in Word, Harrinton font.
Have a wonderful day everyone :o)
Jackie xx

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Good morning all.....

..... I can't believe it's a whole week since I last posted, I've had a very busy week with no crafting :o( It is more than a week since I made a card and I am feeling deprived!
At the moment I am preparing for a craft day at my house tomorrow, there will only be 6 of us this time because two can't make it, they will be sorely missed. On a lighter note, one of our group has flown in from Spain to be with us tomorrow. 
I will hopefully be able to catch up with commenting in the next couple of days or so.
Happy crafting everyone :o)
Jackie xx