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