Friday 27 February 2009

Look what I got.....

.....from Chrissie over on Simply one of a kind. Thank you so much Chrissie, this is my very first award and I am so pleased that you thought of me :o) Now I need to pass it on to 10 more in my blogging group :o)
My top ten are: Pam, Viv, Issy, Di, Sandra, Tracey, Jenny, Christine(Nanaseaside), Sassy, Ikki.
Some of these are seasoned bloggers, but a couple, Issy and Di, are very new so I hope this helps to give them a boost :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday 26 February 2009

Stamps and Smiles challenge card 4

Well this is folks, my fourth and final challenge card SASSC4
White hammered base card covered with HOTP which I also used to stamp onto. Cream panel is pearlised card Cuttlebug embossed with Swiss Dots folder. Stamped trees and dragonfly with SU and Art IMpressions stamps then matted them onto fine corrugated gold paper, used Martha Stewart edge punch. Gold Glamour dust on trees and dragonfly.
I have really enjoyed my first foray into blog challenges and hope that I will be able to do some more soon :o)
Jackie xx

Stamps and Smiles challenge card 3

I think my mojo has come home at last :o)
Here is my offering for Stamps and Smiles challenge card SASSC3.
Once again, hammered white base card; dark green card from stash; HOTP papers and a scrap of ribbon; decided this one would be a stamped sentiment instead of an image and inked around the card edges.
Jackie xx

Stamps and Smiles challenge card 1

This is my attempt at the Stamps and Smiles challenge card SASSC1. Yes I know I am doing them in the wrong order, hope it doesn't matter :o)
Base card white hammered, SU stamped image on punched scalloped oval, 3Dd with foam pads and matted onto plain oval cut on Cricut. Coloured with oil based pencils and a tiny bit of Glamour Dust added. Dena's Closet Colorbook paper, and a bit of pink Bazzill, and red grossgrain ribbon. SU stamped sentiment.
Jackie xx

Stamps and Smiles challenge card 2

This is my first blog challenge card for Stamps and Smiles and I have no idea how to link it to them!
Used hammered white base card covered with K&C0 paper, Tilda is watercoloured with Caran D'Ache pencils, punched flowers from pearlised paper and used same for the gingham ribbon mount, stickles centres to flowers.
Jackie xx

Monday 23 February 2009

I've been tagged by Jennie G.....

..... so I have to write down 20 things about me! Not sure I am that interesting but here goes :o)

1. I am 5' 1" tall (or short)

2. I have brown eyes

3. I did have dark brown hair but there is a lot of silver in it now (sounds better than grey) :o)

4. I love to go out and about with my digital cameras and will take photographs of practically anything

5. I currently have around 15,000 photographs in my portfolio

6. Most important of all, I adore my family and am lucky enough to have them living close by me

7. I have spent many years researching my family history but have hit a brick wall now

8. I live in beautiful Derbyshire so I don't have to travel far for magnificent scenery

9. I love reading, mainly thrillers or historical sagas with a bit of sci fi thrown in

10. My favourite TV programmes are historical and wildlife documentaries but most of all I love archeaology stuff.

11. I love getting together with my crafting friends for a day or evening of nonstop crafting and chinwagging

12. I go to the Derby Dabblers club on the first Friday of every month where we have a great crafting and social evening

13. I live fairly close to Elvaston Castle Coubtry Park and spend many happy hours strolling and taking photographs there

14. I am also fairly close to Attenborough Nature Reserve, another of my favourite places

15. I am a working pensioner!

16. I have recently joined forces with a DC friend and we produce craft CDs full of images from our own photographs

17. I am going on holiday in April with 6 other crafters

18. I love walking but due to my legs being a bit iffy I have to be content with taking my stick for a stroll :o)

19. I love music and my radio is on all the time when I am in the house or car

20. And finally, I have run out of ideas :o)

I now have to tag 5 people and therse are; Christine (nanaseaside); sassy; handcrafted with love; Viv and Ikki

That was so difficult :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday 22 February 2009

My turn to be excited now

We are in Papercraft Essentials issue 39 page 14 under Dr Dolittle and if you send your name and address in to them you can have a chance of winning a pair of our CDs :o)

Jackie xx

Monday 16 February 2009

Above are the freebies we have put on our website at
Please feel free to download and use them. All we ask is that you credit us and tell folks where you got them :o)
All were created from my own photographs by Pat and myself.

These are the cards I have made using the freebies. If you care to make any cards from them, please send us a piccie of them and we will put them in our customer gallery :o)
Jackie xx

Saturday 14 February 2009

Fun cards made at Dabblers

We had a great time at Dabblers last night, our first of this year and my thanks go to Tracey for organising it :o)
The night's theme was Garden creatures and these are what I came up with. Backing paper on the top card is HOTP with the big flower being cut from a Dovecraft page and all bugs were cut on the Cricut, small ladybugs were stamped.
Backing paper on the second card is from a Dovecraft stack, frog and title are from PC Hugclub, added scraps of ribbon using my new coloured staples.
Jackie xx

Wednesday 11 February 2009

Some pages for my season's scrapbook

It seems so long since I created any scrapbook pages and I really enjoyed doing these. It's whetted my appetite for doing more now :o)
Jackie xx

Monday 9 February 2009

A winter stroll at Elvaston Castle

Took these on Thursday 5th Feb at Elvaston Castle Country Park. How beautiful it looked before everyone spoilt it by walking all over. Seems like I have been waiting forever to get decent amount of snow to take pics for my Christmas cards :o)
Jackie xx

Wednesday 4 February 2009

A day out in Matlock Bath with my daughter

I had a fantastic day in Matlock Bath with my daughter yesterday :o)
These are just a few of the photographs I took, don't want to bore you to death with all 60 of them :o)
Jackie xx