Thursday 27 May 2010

Gorgeous orchids 8x8

Good morning bloggers :o)
I'm off to have my haircut then on to Twycross Zoo to see the new arrivals, snow leopards,today so I decided to get this on here first.
I made this to put in the gallery of the current CD that Pat and I are working on over at
The beautiful original photograph is Pat's as is the lovely DP and I have added a Sizzix swirl and the gorgeous lattice from Martha Stewart's fantastic border punch, both cut from pearlised paper, and I mustn't forget the SU word stamp from the Bloom set :o)
This is just to show the 4 layers

and this is the inside.
I hope you like it :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday 25 May 2010

Cards for Men 11-Good Luck

Oh my, 2 challenge cards in 1 day and would you believe it, I did it again, got it all ready to post and pressed the wrong button, losing it all !!!!!!!!!!
This is my offering for CFM 11 over at Cards for Men

I made the topper with my own photograph matted onto cuttlebug debossed (I embossed the wrong side) pearlised card, both of which have been cut with nesties.
Own DP edged with Fiskars punch, ribbon and gems from stash, SU stamps, sponged edge with Tim Holtz ink :o)
Jackie xx

Winter Wonderland-sketch

I made this for the Winter Wonderland sketch over at
What a great way of using up scraps! I decided on a red/white theme.
Base card is hammered white from PMS
DPs are all MME
McGill punched snowflakes from white pearlised paper
Snowman is one I stamped at a friend's house so I don't know where it's from
For the mat I used photo paper onto which I dribbled Adirondack alcohol inks
Red ribbon scrap
Fiskar's punched edges
Jackie xx

Monday 24 May 2010

1 card 2 challenges

It's not often that I manage it but this is for two challenges.
Prairie Fairie want a tent card over at
and Stamp Something want 2 of something over at
so I thought, what better than my own photograph of Shamu the Killer Whale which I took in 1989 at Sea World, Florida and this very sweet Peachy Keen stamp, coloured with copics. DP is from our J&P Pictures May freebies, and of course the Martha Stewart punch around the page Shells fitted the bill perfectly :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday 23 May 2010

I'm tickled pink!

I made the top 3 with my Winter Wonderland snow scene (scroll down to see it). I'm chuffed to bits :o)
I was out at 6.30 this morning attempting to do some weeding in my jungle! It was beautiful out there then. Unfortunately I am not a person who loves heat, it washes me out completely so I am looking forward to lower temperatures next week!
This is the first card I made using this technique and I really enjoyed doing it. I mean to make some more :o) I dug the butterfly stamp out from it's hiding place. it's been there 4 years unused and unloved but methinks it works well for this style of card so There may be more to come :o)
Jackie xx

Saturday 22 May 2010

A couple of cards just because...

I made these two for no other reason than I wanted to :o)
I stamped the balloons at a friend's house then coloured with copics. I used own photograph. I chalked the background then scanned and printed it.
This one I made using SU stamps and J&P paper. Very simple but I like it.
Enjoy your weekend :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday 20 May 2010

8x8 commissioned card

Good morning all :o)
I was asked by a workmate to make this and I am happy to say she was delighted with it :o)
It had to be pink with a bit of black.
DP is from our J&P Bulbs, corms, tubers and Rhizomes CD.
I sponged the edges on the front with Tim Holtz ink.
Sizzix and Martha Stewart came into play as well. No name on the handbag stamp!
For the little boot, I reduced the size of a card template to about a quarter.
Jackie xx

Monday 17 May 2010

Prairy Fairy Friday week 19

Wow, how about this, two challenge cards in one day, my mojo must be coming back :o)
This one is for Prairie Fairy week 19 over at
This week it had to be flowers. I stamped onto white card with Versamark using Magenta Anemone stamp then embossed with white pearls embossing powder. I sponged using Tim Holtz inks, then punched around the page with Martha Stewart.
DP is from J&P Pictures and dimesion is provided with flutterbies which are also Martha Stewart :o)
Jackie xx

Winter Wonderland-see amid the winter's snow

Good morning Bloggers, we have beautiful wall to wall sunshine here this morning :o)
This is my entry for the Winter Wonderland challenge over at
I have used my own photograph matted onto black card from stash, with a scrap of ribbon.
DP is HOTP from about 3 Christmasses ago
The snowflakes give a bit of dimension and are punched using Woodware and McGill punches.
Basically a very simple card :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday 16 May 2010

Peachy Keen # 28 - sketch

Finally managed it, still having internet problems, I will be sooooooooooooooo glad when Virgin finish upgrading our area!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is my offering for the PK challenge this week, which is a sketch, over at
Main image and tiny flutterbies are from my brand new PK-268 Mother's Day set. For once I have used chalks from Dovecraft for colouring, hope my copics aren't upset :o)
The ladybugs and ribbon are from stash, as is the pearlised card, and the DP is from J&P Pictures. Martha Stewart edge punch to finish off :o)
Jackie xx

Saturday 15 May 2010

May Freebies

Good morning everyone, I am so sorry to say that I am still having internet difficulties so my visits are sometimes sporadic to say the least!
Our May freebies are ready for you to download from when you are ready.
Your are free to use them to make projects to sell but please respect our copyright on the original images. All we ask is that you tell your friends where you go them so they can come and visit us :o)

These are 2 cards I made using the freebies :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday 11 May 2010

Cards For Men challenge 10-Outdoors

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all as well as you can be and keeping warm :o)
The theme is 'outdoors' and the fish/sentiment image (one image that I split) is kindly offered free for the project by Claire at Hope Jacare
Please excuse me, one of these days I WILL manage to take in what folks tell me about how to do links!
I cut and folded linen card to 7x5
DPs from J&P Pictures
Own photograph
Silicone glue
Light distressing with Tim Holtz ink
Jackie xx

Monday 10 May 2010

Prairie Fairy Friday-week 18-recycle

This is my offering for the Prairie Fairy Friday challenge over at
This is before
and this is after :o)
As you can see, I started with a cheese portion box and gave it two coats of acrylic paint.
The DP is from J&P Pictures
Sizzix flower die cut from pink pearlised paper and the leaves are punched from Bazzill
MS punched flutterby :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday 9 May 2010

I think I'm back!

What with being ill, then had to have the car MOTd, then bought my new laptop so the wi-fi router thingy had to be configured etc, then Virgin decided to change the email stuff so I've had no time to make anything at all BooHoo.
Well, after all that, the MOT only cost £60 which left more for my laptop which I bought on Thursday. I decided I needed another ext hard drive for backup and got a 16 gig memory stick very cheap too. Not content with my old tiny retractable mouse on the laptop (I can't get on with those silly pads) I went out this morning and bought a trackball for it :o)
I managed to do all the configuring etc myself (head's swelling) and load up my family history and graphics programmes and now I am happily broke again and cooking on gas YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Hopefully now I can get on with crafting and soon have something to upload :o)
Jackie xx

Wednesday 5 May 2010

I don't believe it

I managed to post my cards, but now I've lost my reading list so I'm going to turn this thing of and sulk before I go completely crazy BooooHoooo
Jackie xx

OMG I did it again!

As if I'm not having trouble enough! I pressed the backspace key instead of hide preview :o(
Oh well, here is the one that wouldn't load into the other post so my fingers are crossed and everything else too :o)
I am going to try and post it now before I do something else daft and lose it again!
Jackie xx

Been playing with vellum

Good morning Bloggers. I am hoping it will let me post this as it's acting up again this morning!
I made two cards but it won't upload the other one, may have to try it as a separate post.
I got the lattice effect idea from our hostess at our get together last week.
I cut the Sizzix flower and the MS flutterby from vellum and I do love them :o)
Jackie xx

Monday 3 May 2010

Better late than never!

I promised to get this finished and uploaded last week but what with illness and internet problems it's a little late :o)

We all made them at our craft get together last week, each using our own colours and decoration :o)
Our hostess Pauline gave us verbal step by step instructions which were very clear.
Thank you Pauline :o)
Jackie xx

Good morning Bloggers

Firstly, thank you so much to all of you who have asked about my health over the past few days, I do so appreciate it and I am feeling so much better thank you although still coughing fit to bust! No doubt I will survive :o)
As well as being ill, I have not been able to access blogs or even put a message on mine due to all kinds of problems with Virgin. It has been so frustrating grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Hopefully now I will be able play to catch up. I couldn't even access our own website, and yet strangely enough I had no problems accessing DC! How strange are the vagaries of cyberspace!
Love to you all, Jackie xx