Sunday, 30 December 2012

Just playing with images

Good morning Bloggers, hopefully we will soon be back to normal. I hope you all had the best Christmas ever and that 2013 brings you lots to smile about :o)
Let us all please spare some thoughts for those poor folks who were flooded out, and hope that the weather very soon improves!

On to my card for the day. I thought that as I originally bought my Grand Calibur for cutting shaped cards it was time to get started on a few. Here is the first one.

I used Go Kreate dies for this one. I  folded white linen card to A5 then cut with die. The log and large toadstool are CorelDraw images which had to convert to WMF so I could open them in PSP, then I was able to convert to png so I could merge them. I then printed in word onto Papermania textured card. I wanted the fairies to be just a hint at the edge of vision so I stamped with Versamark then just dabbed with Pan Pastel and added a sprinkling of Glamour Dust. Fairies and sentiment are from Lindsay Mason.
Jackie xx 

Tuesday, 25 December 2012


And a warm welcome to my new followers :o)
I hope Santa has been and paid you all a visit.
What a bad blogger I am. I can't believe that it's more than a week since I was last here. I will do my best to catch up with you all over the next day or two!
Jackie xx

Sunday, 16 December 2012

21st birthday card

Good afternoon Bloggers, a bit late in the day for me to post, seems strange uploading at teatime LOL.
It's my Granddaughter's 21st birthday in January but I had to make it so she can take it back to York Uni with her before the day! She doesn't like fussy so I hope she appreciates this 8x8 unfussy card!

It's safe to post because she doesn't blog, but I made a second 21st card this morning too which I can't show yet because the young lady it is for may see it if I do!
I used a white 8x8 blank. The main diecuts are from my latest Marianne set and I cut the 21 out on the Cricut using the Vivaldi font in SCAL.
Sentiment is computer generated using the same font in Word, and cut with Nestabilities. 
All are mounted with foam pads to give a bit of depth. 
The pins I bought at Donington Hall in the Summer.
Jackie xx

Saturday, 15 December 2012

A few of my favourite own photographs of 2012

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world.
I have no cards or pages to show you today, I just haven't had the time to make anything with the Christmas rush upon us now, especially at work. A supermarket is not the best place to be working at this time of the year LOL.
I thought I would just show you a few of my favourites from the photographs I have taken during 2012. You may have seen some of them but not all :o)

I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Hopefully I will be able to catch up with your blogs during the next couple of days.
I also hope that 2013 brings all that you would wish for you and your families :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Birthday card for a dear friend

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all warm and well and ready for Christmas :o)
I couldn't show this card before but now that the birthday is over it's safe to upload it. I hope you had a great birthday Viv and Alfie too :o)

I used an 8x8 card blank and embossed it with A4 Mbossability folder.
Photograph is one I took of Mac, Viv's dog, but she hadn't seen it. Poor Mac has been poorly, I hope he is much better now.
Photograph and computer generated greeting were cut with nesties and grand nesties.
Foliage cut with Cheery Lynn. 
Jackie xx

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Last Christmas card for 2012.....

.....or is it? I am bound to have forgotten someone!
Good morning everyone, I hope you are all warm and well on this very frosty morning. At least we have wall to wall sunshine and blue sky, albeit very cold Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Hopefully this is my last card for this year although I have already started on next years LOL. This one is a wallet to hold my Great-grandson's toy shop gift card.

They really don't come any more simple than this one, it took all of about 10 minutes to make! The image is actually the corner of a 12x12 paper I found whilst I was looking for something else. I matted it with pale green card added the ribbon and greeting then layered it onto a 6x6 card which I had folded and cut myself. There you go, I told you it couldn't be simpler LOL. 
Jackie xx

Sunday, 9 December 2012

The rest of the pages for my friend's calendar

Well here we go again. I've done this once and then pressed the wrong key and lost it all. Yet another 'senior moment' LOL Here's hoping it work's this time!!!!!
These are the rest of the pages for my friend's calendar now that I have finally scanned them in. Keeping everything crossed that it works this time :o)

I did upload them in the right order but Blogger decided he liked them better this way!
Jackie xx

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Oh not again I hear you cry...

...not another Christmas card!
Well you see, I just can't seem to get out of Christmas card mode but I promise I will try, I really will :o)
Welcome to my new follower Pinkjools :o)
I should be at work now but with several visits to the loo in a couple of hours I daren't leave the house :o(
Anyhow, without further ado here is my card. No stamping, no colouring, just lots of playing with my beloved dies LOL

I folded and cut white linen card to 5x7, my favourite size.
Embossed background was matted with yellow card to match the house windows.
Country scene is from Memory Box as is the reindeer, and the stars are from Lea'bilities, and they were cut from white glittercard. This is one of my first batch of cards for Christmas 2013 LOL.
Jackie xx

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Merry Christmas everybody

Good afternoon everyone. I would just like to say that I wish you everything for Christmas and the New Year that you would wish for yourselves :o)
Jackie xx

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Calendar for a non crafting friend

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all warm, dry and well...hugs
I tried uploading these yesterday but Blogger decided he didn't want to co-operate. This is my second attempt today cuz I have just pressed a wrong button and deleted it all. Talk about "senior moments"  LOL.
I made this calendar for a friend who doesn't know anything about crafting, she is an avid genealogist who sits for many hours a day transcribing parish records before they deteriorate any more and are lost forever.
Without more ado, here are the first 4 pages. The calendar is A4.

The saga continues, I just published without the pics, whatever next LOL.
I created the pages in MS Publisher using one of the templates, and added my own photographs. Each photograph was taken in the month it represents. 
I have to scan the rest of the pages in to save them as jpegs. My Publisher software is so ancient (2000) it doesn't allow me to save as jpegs and the original pages are far too large to upload (nearly 20 megabutes each) !
Jackie xx

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Made last Sunday at craft get together

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all warm and well on this very frosty morning :o)
I don't know where the week has gone, it has flown so fast!
My cards this morning are the ones I made last weekend crafting with friends. They are all 5x5 and the scalloped blanks were donated by one of the girls.

One of the girls wondered if glittercard would emboss and the first card show that the answer is yes, it does!
Embossing folders use are; card 1 Couture Creations, card 2 SU, card 3 Mbossabilities.
Poinsettia is cut from vellum with Marianne die.
Poppies and foliage cut from pearlised white card with Memory Box and Cheery Lynn dies.
Flutterbies cut from bronze pearlised card with Martha Stewart punch, sentiment stamped with ? and cut with SU punches :o)
Jackie xx