Monday 30 March 2009

Perfect day

What a wonderful day I had yesterday with like minded friends :o) I left my house at 8.30am and got home at 10.35pm and I was only travelling for 20 minutes each way :o)
12 of us got together for an SU party then when that was over and the rest went home, 6 of us invaded our local craft shop (as if we hadn't already spent enough!) then we went back and enjoyed a crafting afternoon for which I had nothing to show but we did have a great time chinwagging and lots of laughter, followed by the most wonderful meal prepared by our lovely hostess Sandra.
Many thanks to Pauline and her long suffering hubby for providing the venue and gallons of tea/coffee :o)
Monday is a work day so not much crafting today :o(
Jackie xx

Saturday 28 March 2009

Yet more blog candy.....

..... over at Why don't you pop over there and have a look. Two sets of Simonsays stamps are on offer :o)

Great blog candy.....

..... on offer from the lovely Chrissie over at

This is for 10,000 hits on her blog

Jackie xx

Friday 27 March 2009

Thursday 26 March 2009

Stamps and Smiles challenge card 8

Here is my entry for the Stamps and Smiles SASSC8 challenge over on
I decided on black & white with just Tilda and the ribbon coloured.
Materials used;
DCWV papers
Caran D'Ache watercolour pencils
Sizzix & Cuttlebug swirls
Jackie xx

Cuttlebug meets cupcake-Be inspired # 24

Made my own cupcake and Cuttlebug embossed both bits. Painted the icing with cheap paints I found in my stash and the case with Marvey pen. DPs are K&Co, added ribbon and crystal brad and Bob's yer Uncle :o)
Jackie xx

Wednesday 25 March 2009

I made this one for my friend Pat who is poorly with a bad chest infection, I hope she likes it!
Background paper was created from my own anemone photograph and the butterfly was tubed by Pat from my own photograph. You can't tell here but the butterfly has 2 layers for added dimension and I printed it about double the size of the real thing :o)
Materials used;
Own photgraphs
Silicone glue
Stamped sentiment
Cream linen base card
Jackie xx

Tuesday 24 March 2009

Good morning bloggers

I am so excited that we have our first egg from our Derby Cathedral Peregrines over at
Nothing to do with crafting but I love birds of prey and to have the peregrines nesting so close by is fantastic :o)
Jackie xx

Monday 23 March 2009

Two cards I made this morning

I love making cards using my own photographs and this morning was just so dull and cold and miserable out there I thought these would look more cheerful :o) My friend Pat created the trellis and I used it to make the backing for the clematis. I'm not too good at decoupage as I don't usually do it but I thought the clematis lent itself well to this technique.
Pat tubed my azalea photograph and I created the border with it, edging it with Martha Stewart punch and matted both the topper and the border on gold mirri card.
Materials used;
Pink and mauve hammered basecard from PMS
Gold mirri card
stamped sentiments
Scraps of ribbon
Cuttlebug corner die
Martha Stewart punch
Glamour dust
Silicone glue
Jackie xx

Thursday 19 March 2009

Stamps and Smiles challenge card 7

This is my entry for SASSC7 over at
Big thanks to the wonderful DT for the challenge
K&Co papers
Bazzill card
Magnolia and Magenta stamps
Watercolour pencils
Circle punch
Gingham ribbon

Jackie xx

Wednesday 18 March 2009

Here is my effort for the Cuttlebug and Punches be inspired #23 challenge over at
Used 11 different punches;
1 Cuttlebug die;
2 Cuttlebug embossing folders;
liquid pearls;
K&Co papers;
Pearlised paper;
PM card
Jackie xx

Tuesday 17 March 2009

March freebies to download

Here are our March freebies created from our own photographs with Spring in mind. They can be downloaded at;
Please feel free to use them for your papercraft projects which you may upload to your blogs/websites as long as you credit us.
We would love it if you linked to us but it is not a requirement
I have also added 2 cards I made using the papers/toppers and have only added
glitter card and ribbon.

Thank you for looking and any comments you may wish to leave :o)

Jackie xx

A few Christmas cards!

Yes I did say Christmas cards, these are the latest of about 30 I have made so far :o) I took these photographs at Elvaston Castle on 5th February specially for making some of my Christmas cards this year. Greetings will be added as and when needed :o)
Jackie xx

Monday 16 March 2009

Great blog candy on offer...

Check out her blog now

Jackie xx

Friday 13 March 2009

My first visit.....

..... to the Hobbycraft show at the NEC.
What a day it was too :o) 7 of us met up there and had a great spending spree. As it was my first time I went a bit mad and overspent but who care's, I manage to get hold of some Sizzix swirl dies I have been looking for :o) All I need now is time to play...................
Jackie xx

Thanks to Jennie...

...over at I can now put pictures onto my sidebar YAYYY. Thank you so much Jenny :o)

Many thanks must also go to Viv over at for encouraging me and showing me how to get my sidebar organised better.

Jackie xx

Tuesday 10 March 2009

Two I made earlier

The top one is for a friend's anniversary, she won't see it on here, bottom one was for a DC buddie's wedding.
Base card is like a damask from PMS.
Large flowers punched from the front cover of a paper stack!
Punched scalloped circle and plain square.
Jackie xx

Monday 9 March 2009

Stamps and Smiles challenge card 5

Finally managed it! This is my offering for the blog challenge SASSC5 over on Get on over there to see some really awesome cards :o) Sorry I can't remember what make the stamp is, I did it at a very good friend's house and forgot to look!
Jackie xx

Wednesday 4 March 2009

Poor Sonia.....

..... over on has lost her blog. She has created a super new blog and is offering $50 RAK if you link to her blog. Go give her a big hug :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday 3 March 2009

Viv's blogversary

Good morning everyone, go and have a look at Viv's blog

to see the great blog candy on offer, I'm off there now :o)

Jackie xx

Sunday 1 March 2009

Julie's blog candy challenge

This is my offering for Julie's blogversary challenge over on
It's the first time I have ever tried making a ribbon flower and using buttons, or one button anyway :o)
Base card is a kind of linen bling from PMS
Black pearlised card, the thin border is offcut from the main panel
Ribbon and button
Stampendous stamped sentiment inked round the edges and 3Dd with foam pads
Jackie xx