Tuesday 29 December 2009

I finally made a card!!!!!

My Granddaughter Sian will be 18 in January and she is very difficult to make cards for!
She loves minimal and art deco long twiggy ladies. My friend Dizzy Di found this lady image for me, thank you Di, you are a star :o)
The BC is ivory linen and the 8 is from last year's Basic Grey Figgy Pudding range. The lady and the 8 are raised with silicone glue. I used a stencil for the dry embossing then chalked them. I printed the 8 in Word then cut it out by hand.
Jackie xx

Friday 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas Everybody

Wherever you are in the world, whatever your beliefs, I wish you all a very happy and peaceful time

Love, Jackie

Thursday 17 December 2009

MTSC #52

This is my take on Mercy's sketch this week over at
BC is Linen from the PMS, covered with a Bazzill panel. Everything else is bits and pieces from stash with a stamped image I did at a friends house when we had a crafting get together. Coloured with Copics and Nestied. The flowers were white so I chalked them pink :o)
Jackie xx

Simon Says - Merry Christmas

This is my entry for Simon Says Merry Christmas over at
I heat embossed the Santa Collage then Nestied and layered it. I used SU stamp for the background to sit him on. Base card is linen from the PMS and the DP is from J&P Pictures. Sorry I have forgotten where the greeting stamp is from, may be PB?
Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year to you all :o)
Jackie xx

Wednesday 16 December 2009

Peachy Keen #18

What a difference it makes when I go upstairs to make something I want to make instead of all those Christmas cards I (along with all of you) had to make :o)
I found this Magenta anemone stamp in the bottom of a box, unused for so long so I decided to give it an airing. Of course out came the Copics to colour it. I edged the petals with gold Glamour Dust and the flower centres are highlighted with Sakura Stardust pen.
The BC is from PMS many moons ago and never used, sentiment is from the SU Bloom set and the pearls and ribbon are from stash. Strange how the pearls look different sizes on different colours but they are all the same. Oh and I mustn't forget to mention my beloved Nesties :o)
Jackie xx

Monday 14 December 2009

December freebies

Our December freebies are ready for you to download at
Please feel free to download and use them in you projects. Snowdrops are just right for your January/February birthdays. You may use them for your projects and sell them if you wish but please don't copy the original images or claim them as your own.This is a sample card I made using the freebies.
Whilst you are collecting them, why not have a peek at our Christmas paper and topper packs for those last minute cards. They can be bought quite cheaply and they are unique. You can't buy them anywhere else :o)
I would love to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year from Pat and myself :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday 13 December 2009

I blew it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I didn't even get one card made today let alone several. All of a sudden it is Sunday evening, where did the day go? I did manage to stamp and colour the image for one card so hopefully I'll get that one finished tomorrow before work.
I did manage to get the rest of my cards posted and do some hand deliveries, so all is not lost :o)
Oh well, tommorow is another day!
Jackie xx

Finally, the Christmas cards are finished..... least I hope they are. All the frantic activity of the last few weeks has finally come to an end (fingers crossed). I will hopefully be able to start catching up on your blogs again and who knows, I may even get to post some cards on my own blog :o)
I have a challenge card to make and several January birthdays so I had better go and get cracking :o)
See you later today I hope!
Jackie xx

Saturday 5 December 2009

Another neutral baby card

This time it is for after the baby's birth. It is part of the 11 card commission and is off to San Francisco with the giraffe one :o)
Couldn't resist using my nesties again, and of course the colouring is done with copics. Main image is a Nellie Snellen stamp and the rest are from a See D's set :o)
Jackie xx

Peachy Keen #17

It had to contain polka dots, stripes, a border and a stamped image. I think it's fair to say that I have covered them all :o) I had to take it's piccy with flash due to very poor light conditions and it has bleached the colours a tad!
The polka dots and stripes papers are from my beloved MME stash, Woodware border punch, white and red card from stash and a scrap of ribbon also from stash. Base card is white linen look from PMS. The image is one I stamped at a friend's house some time ago. Oh I nearly forgot the panel was border cut then nestied :o)
Jackie xx

Wednesday 2 December 2009

Fantastic crafting day again

Here I go again, I can't seem to stop using this colour combo at the moment.
I had another brilliant day crafting with friends yesterday, forgive me if I repeat myself but I am getting on a bit so it's allowed LOL.
We also had a good dose of retail therapy and I bought another set of nesties (the plain ovals) and a few other bits of 'necessary' stash :o)
Have a fun day everyone
Jackie xx

Cards for Men #1

Good morning everyone. What a fab day I had yesterday crafting with friends. The journey home was a bit hairy but I made it safely. It was hoizontal sleeting for all of the 50 mile trip!
Anyway this is one of the three cards I managed to make amid all the chinwagging, laughter and retail therapy :o) It is for the first Cards for Men challenge over at
If you haven't seen their blog yet go and have a look and give them a big welcome to the challenge scene :o)
Oh how I cried again when I cut into my gorgeous MME glittercard for this, but I like the result well enough :o) A bit more MME for the larger mat and the smaller mat is unkown paper from stash. A bit of red card from PDA stamped with snowflakes for the main panel and I stamped the Santa Collage with Tim Holtz distress ink. stamped greeting, a scrap of ribbon and 'Bob's your Uncle' one man Christmas card. Oh and I must not forget my lovely Nesties :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Good morning everyone

No cards this morning, just a short note to say I am off to my lovely friend Viv's for another day of crafting and who knows, maybe a bit of retail therapy :o) I am so lucky having such wonderful crafting friends.
See you later
Jackie xx

Monday 30 November 2009

Part of a commission for 11 cards

This had to be neutral as the gender is not known. It will be flying off to San Francisco with another one very soon :o)
I am loving this colour combo so please bear with me LOL.
Stamp is by Stampendous and I have done two layers and coloured with Copics. Sponged with Tim Holtz distress ink and I just love this particular Nestie set! Greeting printed in Word, Papyrus font. DP is from J&P Pictures Animals 1 CD, created by Pat from my photograph :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday 29 November 2009

OMG I won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I have won the fab blog candy over at Donnas Den
How fantastic is that :o)
If you've not yet paid Donna a visit the time is now to go and have a look. On Tuesday Dec 1st she will be starting her Cards for Men challenges. What a great way to get inspiration for those very hard to make cards :o)
I am going to camp by the front door now ready to catch my lovely prize as it arrives LOL.
Jackie xx

Lovely award from 2 lovely ladies

First and apology to two lovely bloggers who gave me this fantastic award some time ago. I have been so busy that I didn't have time to list all the things I have to mention to accept this award. Thank you so much to Joanne over at
and Julie over at
If you have never visited them then now is the time to go and have a look at their lovely blogs. I cannot pick out just a few from you wonderful bloggers so I am saying, if you comment on my cards then please accept this from me :o)
Now for the questionnaire! Sorry some I couldn't answer in one word :o)
1; Where is your cell phone? pocket
2; Your hair? short
3; Your mother? deceased
4; Your father? deceased
5; Your favourite food? stew & dumplings
6; Your dream last night? none
7; Your favourite drink? ginger beer
8; Your dream/goal? retire
9; What room are you in? sitting room
10; Your hobby? cardmaking & photography
11; Your fear? Senility
12; Where do you want to be in 6 years? retired
13; where were you last night? work
14; Something that you aren't? perfect
15; Muffins? yuk
16; Wishlist item? new laptop
17; Where did you grow up? Long Eaton
18; Last thing you did? got the slow cooker on for dinner
19; What are you wearing? shirt & trousers
20; Your TV? off
21; Your pets? none
22; Friends? wonderful
23; Your life? happy
24; Your mood? optimistic
25; Missing someone? No, they are with me in spirit
26; Vehicle? Suzuki swift
27; Something you're not wearing? socks
28; Your favourite stores? any craft shop
29; Your favourite colour? green
30; When was the last time you laughed? this morning
31; Last time you cried? Sunday 9th Nov
32; Your best friend? Jean
33; One place I go over and over? Macclesfield
34: Facebook? deleted
35; Favourite place to eat? Georges Tradition in Long Eaton
Jackie xx

Saturday 28 November 2009

MTSC #49

This is my entry for MTSC #49 over at
I managed to sneak a few minutes to make it before I get ready for work later!
The base card is from PDA and is very similar to Craftcard. I used my new Elzybells Bethlehem stamp onto linen card then sponged with Tim Holtz distress ink. The star is cut from the same as the basecard on the Cricut then I added Glamour Dust to make it twinkle. Mat and panel are from an old HOTP Christmas stack I found in my stash. I found the Woodware edge punch at the bottom of a box, I had forgotten it's existence! Brown backing is from PMS and cuttlebugged using the snow folder :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday 26 November 2009

My first easel card

Good morning Bloggers. I've been naughty, not had time to come on here much :o( Sorry I haven't been visiting your blogs much, been working extra days! That's the trouble with working in reatail at this time of year!
We all had a wonderful get together day on Sunday and I fed them enough to make sure they wouldn't be going home hungry, in fact we probably all put 5lbs on :o)
We all went to PDA at Langley mill for some retail therapy. We did leave a few bits for anyone following LOL.
I didn't make one card on the day but I did borrow some of my friend's stamps and did lots of stamping and heat embossing :o)
Anyway, I digress. Pauline showed us how to make easel cards and I made this one the next day. As you can see I used my lovely MME for the base card, own photograph and artwork for the topper and did a bit of punching for the snowflakes, the wooden Santa was from stash. It is one of a set of commissioned cards I am working on :o)
Jackie xx

Saturday 21 November 2009

Another craft day.....

...coming up tomorrow Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
This time it's my turn to play hostess so they are all descending on me in the morning when we will no doubt have the obligatory bacon butties to start with then it's off to have a bit of retail therapy. Not telling you where in case you get there and buy up all the bargains first, I'll tell you after the event :o)
After that it's back here for a buffet and then wall to wall crafting, chinwagging and laughing until the evening when we will have stew and dumplings. Of course, by this time we will all be 5lbs fatter :o)
Happy crafting folks, Bye for now.
Jackie xx

Peachy Keen 16

Here is my entry for Kathy's Peachy Keen # 16 challenge over at
I saw a similar layout to this on another blog and I am sorry to say I can't remember whose it was! If you know, please tell me :o)
I haven't any of the Peachy Keen faces stamps so I used one of the PK Funny Flowers stamps. Sentiment is from SU and the other stamps are from a See Dees set. I sponged (my first time} the linen base card and each of the stamped image panels with Tim Holtz distress ink. Images are coloured with Copics.
Linen base card from Paper Mill Shop
Stamped images from Peachy Keen, See Dees and Stamping UpJust a smidgin of Galamour dust
Ribbon and jewels from stash
Jackie xx

MTSC # 48

This is my entry for Mercy's MTSC #48 over at
I have been trying since Tuesday to get this and my next one done and finally finished them this morning! I have had a heavy week with very little time for crafting especially as I worked an extra day. Hopefully that won't happen again in a hurry! I have used punches, stamps, embossing folder and nesties with a bit of heat embossing thrown it too :o)
Base card is white linen from Paper Mill Shop
DP is Papermania from stash
Ribbon from stash
Pearlised paper
Cuttlebug Snow folder
Black snowflake is from Woodware punch, sorry I don't know where the other one is from, I used it at a friend's house
Black mat is pearlised card
Hero arts flourish stamp
Penny Black Fantasy tree stamp
Spellbinders Nestability
Jackie xx

Sunday 15 November 2009

A few made in the week

Good morning Bloggers, at least the gales have died down now and it's not raining at the moment although some more is promised!
These are three cards I have made through the week. I have lots of images I coloured previously so it's time to use them before Christmas is come and gone!

As you can see, they are different styles but in all cases I have used my nesties :o) Colouring, except for the snowflake, is done with Copics and the middle one is my own photograph. All are 7x5 cards which seems to be what I am making most of at the moment :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday 12 November 2009

MTSC #47

This is my entry for MTSC #47 over at
I decided on a B&W theme because I love it for Christmas cards, come to think of it, I love it for ANY cards LOL. I used white linen card from stash for the BC, black matts also from stash, and white pearlised paper from Payper Box for the main image and backing. Cuttlebug folders used are Winter House (I think that's what it's called) and Snow. It's a first airing for this nestie set, Christmas tree from Woodware punch and that tiny scrap of DP is from J&P Pictures :o)
Jackie xx

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Craft evening last Friday

OMG, it's like waiting for a bus and then 3 arrive at the same time :o) This is my third post of the morning!
Yes, another craft evening, I do so love to get together with my crafting buddies, the next one will be at my house for the full day, with stew and dumplings for dinner :o) I have to do stew and dumplings because I am not the best cook in the world and it is an easy dish to make :o)

As you can see, I have been using my beloved MME papers again! At this rate it will soon all be gone :o(
There's a bit of allsorts here, Cuttlebug embossing, chalking, Nestability cutting.....
and Uncle Tom Cobley and all :o)
Jackie xx

Set of twelve commissioned

After seeing a card I had made using one of my winter photographs taken at Elvaston Castle, one of our band members asked me to make 12 of the same for her and here they are :o)
Bless her, she even paid me in advance :o)
My apologies for the poor quality of the photograph, there was no good light when I took the piccy!
Jackie xx

Good morning all...

...I had a play day yesterday and these are the results. I did make 5 but don't like the other one so it's probably destined for the bin :o)

I have used the Penny Black Fantasy tree on the first three, heat embossed onto different papers/card and the bottom one is of course that lovely Cuttlebug folder Winter House (I think that's what it's called).
Have a lovely day with lots of crafting :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday 8 November 2009

November freebies

Good morning Bloggers, I am sad to say this is the last day of my week off work :o)
But, I digress. Our November freebies are ready for you to download, just click on the J&P pictures icon on the sidebar and it will take you to our website :o)
Below is a card I have made using the freebies, I have just added a scrap of ribbon and some diecut snowflakes with jewel centres.
If you would like to send us a piccie of your project we will put it into our freebie gallery.
Have fun :o)
Jackie xx

Friday 6 November 2009

Simon Says - Give thanks

I found some lovely linen bling cardstock in my stash which I used for the base card and for the embossed panel. I had forgotten I had it so it certainly pays to explore in the deep recesses of cupboards and drawers now and again :o)
This is a first airing for my Sizzix Daisies embossing folder which is one of a pair including the Argyle folder I used a few cards back, and the poppy stamp from Papermania. Of course I coloured with Copics :o)
BC is Linen bling from PMS
Sizzix embossing folder
Papermania stamp
Cricut cut thanks
Red card and ribbon from stash
Labels four Nesties
and not a bit of GLamour Dust in sight :o)
Jackie xx

Wednesday 4 November 2009

Oh my, 3 posts in one morning!

Would you believe I have cut into yet another sheet of my gorgeous MME papers for this one. That's 3 sheets butchered in one day :o(
This one isn't for any challenge, I made it just because I wanted to! This charming little stamp was bought by Viv yesterday so I had to try it didn't I? :o)
I decided to colour it with my watercolour pencils as they have been sadly neglected since I got my Copics. I filched the BC from Viv's lovely Bazzill stash and the ribbon is from my own stash. More nesties used here, oh how very glad I am that invested in them, how did I ever manage without? :o)
Jackie xx

Peachy Keen challenge 15

Made this at Viv's yesterday too, I was on a roll :o)
Used both of my new Nesties on this one, and I had previously coloured the image in at home with my Copics.
Did I mention in my previous post that Viv's Hubby Alan made a wonderful, HUGE cottage pie for our dinner. Our very good friend Pam was able to pop in for a little while and we let her share :o) Thank you Alan, you were the other star of the day :o)
BC from stash
MME glitter paper again, I was nearly crying at having to cut into it :o(
PB stamp
Glamour Dust
Ribbon from stash

Jackie xx

MTSC #46

This is my entry for MTSC #46 over at
Very simple sketch but I really enjoyed making this. I bought the stamp, and the Nesties, yesterday while I was spending the day with my good friend Viv, and what a great day we had. Before we started crafting we went off to the craft shop in Poynton Garden Centre for a little retail therapy. I promise you we did leave some stuff for other crafters!
Viv very kindly let me use her Promarkers to colour the cute little snowman in, thank you Viv, you're a star :o)
BC is Bazzill which I filcjed from Viv's stash
Stamp is by Marianne Design
MME glitter paper
Dovecraft Brads
Glamour Dust

Jackie xx

Tuesday 3 November 2009

Another crafting day

What better way is there to spend a rainy day than crafting with friends? I am off to Macclesfield this morning to visit my good friend Viv, get that kettle on Viv :o)
It seems like eons since I went up there so I am really looking forward to it. Hopefully we will get a craftshop visit in too Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
See you all later :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday 1 November 2009

MTSC #45

I don't know where the week has gone! My Daughter and Granddaughter are just recovering from Swine 'flu and I am still okay so think it may be bypassing me, although as an over 65 I am one of those who is less likely to suffer it thank goodness.
Anyway, I digress. Here is my card for the MTSC#45 over at
I love this sketch as it is so simple yet so attractive.
It's a first airing for my new Sizzix embossing folders which is one of a pair, and for my new Papermania poppy stamp set. Coloured with Copics of course.
Hammered white base card from PMS
Poppy stamp from Papermania
Threading water punch from Fiskars
Lines and circles emb folder from Sizzix
Nestability scalloped oval
Red & white card from stash
Ribbon from stash
Jackie xx

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