Thursday, 28 November 2013

Two from J&P Pictures

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well with you or getting there...hugs
A few of you may remember when I was half of J&P Pictures, it seems a long time ago now but I still have all the images we ever produced from our photographs, so I dug them out and these are two of them .

Base cards are Paper Mill Shop hammered white from stash, folded and cut to 7x5. Images printed onto Papermania textured card. The little snowman in the blue bauble is a candle that I took a photograph of many years ago. The tree is a Memory Box die and the stars are diecuts also, but I can't remember what name cuz I forgot to save the packaging. The dies are green if anyone knows them, the rest in the set are pine trees :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Just a little bit of fun

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well with you, or at least improving...hugs
Squirrel, I do hope that Vince wees soon so that you can both lower your stress levels...hugs
No word on my PC yet, still having to use this infernal laptop which has a screen less than half the size of my PC monitor, but at least typing is easier now cuz I bought a keyboard for it. 'Twas only a fiver from a well known supermarket and is a godsend!
Anyhow, onto my card for today. Just a bit of fun with another Googled PD image.

I just had to use this Santa when I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do immediately I laid eyes on it LOL. 
All card used is Papermania textured card. I added the words and speech bubble and printed in Word, then cut with Grand Nesties. I hope it makes you smile :o)
Jackie xx

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Something different for me, I cheated! I

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well or getting there...hugs 
Oh woe is me, my beloved PC has died :o( I have had to dig out the laptop and I don't like it. It has Windows 7 on it and I love XP, which I have on my PC! I have taken it to the PC doctor but he has a 4 day queue so it won't be looked at until next week and by then this laptop will have driven me crazy. Thank goodness I never save anything to the computer, I always work from external hard drives so my 20,000+ photographs are safe...phew!!!
The only thing I have lost is my email addies, so I will have to wait to get emails from folks who I normally email because I can't remember them all!!!!!
Anyhow, I must stop waffling and get to my cards for today, which is where the cheating in the title comes in. I was idly googling the other day for free public domain Santa images and found a few that I liked so here are the first ones.

of course I had to add my Marianne diecut tree to the first one and my  Memory Box deer to the second one 

For the second two I opened them in PSP and again I added MB deer and winter tree diecuts.
I am quite pleased with the results :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Finally, the last of my commissioned cards

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well with you...hugs 
Did you get awful weather yesterday? We had horizontal sleet, wild & windy, brilliant sunshine and anything else you can name thrown at us here in the Midlands! 
On to the rest of my cousin's commission, I can only show Nos 6 and 7 today as the recipient for No 8 is likely to see his.

You have seen a very similar one to this  earlier but this one is personalised. All materials from stash and the dies are Memory Box.

A memory Box die again for this one. Liam's photograph courtesy of his Grandma (my cousin) and the Lotus photograph was taken by my very good friend PatEssex (Docrafts) and is printed as always on Papermania textured card. Once again, all materials from stash.
No. 8 has my little penguin on it, that's all I can say :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Numbers 3, 4 and 5 of my 8 card commission

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all keeping warm we have quite a thick frost here in the Midlands Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr! I am on holiday this week so taking it easy :o)
My cards for today are as it says in the title and my cousin is delighted with all of them including the ones you haven't seen yet LOL.
So without more ado, here they are.

All three are printed onto my favourite Papermania textured card and I've used the Dauphin font for the sentiments. Memory Box tree and corner dies used and a holly punch from ? All my own photographs except the reindeer which was taken by my very good friend PatEssex who is a Docrafter :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday, 17 November 2013

2nd of 8 card commission

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well or getting there...hugs
It feels quite mild this morning, although I haven't yet been outside!
Welcome to new follower Chris Carter :o)

My cousin gave me a photograph and asked if I could make a very CAS 80th birthday card for her BiL. This is the photograph!

OMG, I am not very good at cleaning old pics up but I decided to have a go and this is the result

I am fairly pleased with myself LOL. What a good looking 13 year old he was!
I printed the photograph and sentiment onto Papermania Vanilla textured card and layered it onto brown Papermill Shop card. Base card is the same Vanilla PM textured card folded and cut to 7x5.
Here is the inside

I Googled famous births in 1933 and these are just a few of them :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Commissioned diamond anniversary card

Good morning Bloggers, I hope you are all well or getting there...hugs

Stephen continues to do well and has managed, with the aid of his physiotherapist, to walk all the way down the street (about 200 yards). He can't do it on his own but it will come :o)

Oh my! what a wild day it looks out there but at least the overnight rain has gone away!
My cousin has asked me to make her some cards, 6 x Christmas, 1 x 80th birthday and 1 x diamond anniversary and this is the first of them. She likes CAS cards and they have to be fairly flat for posting.

I used Paper Mill Shop (from before the shops closed) hammered white card folded and cut to 6x6. Front panel is pearlised white card embossed with A4 Embossability folder. 
Words and date printed onto Papermania textured card then punched with Woodware and SU punches. Leaf vine is from Memory Box and cut from grey Papermania :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Back to Christmas

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well with you or getting there...hugs
It seems very mild at the moment, but I have not ventured out yet to see properly, Two days ago we had thick frost and then a glorious sunshiny day, from yesterday it has been grey and raining, we never know how to dress!!!!!!!!
On to my card for today, another very simple one for Christmas.

I used plain white card folded and cut to 6x6. The front is white pearlised card embossed with Embossalicious folder then layered onto card.
Bauble cut with Memory Box dies from red mirri and white glittercard, then attached using sticky foam pads, as is the tag which has been cut with Nestie and inked, stamp is an old one from Stamps and Smiles. Everything used is from stash :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday, 10 November 2013

An apple a day.....

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world on this lovely morning. "They" do say that it's going to be a nice day...hugs
I have two very simple cards for you this morning, both for the box so without more ado, here they are.

I took the photograph of the apple many moons ago, along with other fruits, for a CD of jam/fruit labels, but only ever sold one to the lady who had commissioned the CD LOL.
A couple or more years ago I created templates in Word and promptly forgot about them LOL.  Having rediscovered them, methinks I may have a go at using them! This square is one of them!
I printed them onto my favourite Papermania textured card then folded and cut to size.
Sentiment added and printed in Word using Dauphin font :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Snow scene + printer carts

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well or getting there...hugs

Do you have an HP printer? Does it take cart 56 (black) and cart 57 (colour)? I have 2 double packs and 1 single pack of 57, and 2 double packs of 56 going cheap as my ancient HP has gone to printer heaven. Double packs are £10 each and single packs £5 each. These are genuine HP carts. I also have a single pack 58 for £5. Sorry I will only post to GB addresses!

And now, onto my card for today :o)

I saw something similar to this on DC but sorry to say I can't remember whose gallery it was! This is my take on it.
Dark blue card from stash folded and cut to 6x6.
Layered pale blue from stash onto top half. 
All dies used are Memory Box. Glitter card and ribbon from stash :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Not a Christmas card in sight...

...but this set of notecards is a Christmas present for my dear (non crafting) friend Jean, she loves the one layer CAS cards.

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world or soon will be...hugs
Last night when I came out of work I had to scrape the car windows Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I don't mind the cold but I don't like having to scrape before I can get home for a cuppa after work. This morning it's raining and mild. We just don't know whether to dress for Autumn or Winter!!!

Anyhow, on to today's offering which is a set of 10 :o)

As you can see, they are very simple cards, which is how Jean loves them.
All my own photographs of course, feathered in PSP then printed straight onto A5 Papermania Textured card, which was then folded to A6. The inserts each have the same image as on the fronts :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Back to my little robin

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well or getting there...hugs

Stephen continues to do well, he is able to get up and down the stairs although it is very painful for him. He is even managing to get into those troublesome tablet bubble packs with his one good hand now. Alas, he still cannot put sentences together but he is managing more words each day. I have now been approved as his appointee so have been able to apply for his benefits, let's see how long they take to come through!

I couldn't help myself, I love making cards with my little robin photographs, they are the epitome of Christmas to me, so here is one of them once again :o)

My usual white linen card folded and cut to 7x5.
I make no apology for using this embossing folder once again, I just love it and because it's A4 I can get 2 cards from it!
Robin is printed onto my favourite Papermania textured card as always, then cut with nestie bauble die. 
Words from an old SeeDs stamp set :o)
Jackie xx