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