Tuesday 30 December 2014

I've been at the bits boxes again...

... and found this lovely image which I stamped at a friend's house some years ago and coloured at home, then for some unknown reason I consigned it to obscurity!

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all warm and well, or getting there...hugs
I can't believe the frozen snow is still with us after two days of sun. I live on the shady side of the street, so even though I don't go to work until the afternoon I still have to scrape the ice from the windscreen!

Wishing you all a Happy and healthy New Year...hugs

Here is my card for today, and I only used 1 bit from the boxes this time LOL.

What 'bit' did I use? The rose/script, sorry I don't know the make!
I used my Caran D'Ache watercolour pencils to colour it.
Matted with a scrap of Papermania textured card.
Basecard is Ivory textured card from PDA.
Pearlised card also from PDA, embossed with Couture Creations folder Giant Chain Wire.
Foliage dies from Memory Box.
Sentiment stamped and punched with SU :o)
Jackie xx

Saturday 27 December 2014

5 favourites

Good morning Bloggers, and a happy and healthy New Year to all of you wherever you are...hugs

I see that some folks have posted their favourite 5 Christmas cards  so I thought I would do the same, although I am not entering them anywhere :o)

So, here they are in no particular order

There are others which I loved making, but I kept it to 5, otherwise I would be adding most of them :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Purple birthday

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world...hugs

Are you ready for the big day? I have now done all my shopping and anything that hasn't been got will just have to be left LOL.

My card for today is another one using bits, those boxes are bottomless :o)
Unfortunately I had to use flash as the day was so dull, hence the glare!
The only thing new on this card is the SU greeting, cut with Spellbinders, even the base card was folded and cut a while ago LOL.
Pearlised paper flowers punched with Woodware, Xcut and EK Success.
Leaves cut with my one and only  Sue Wilson die set a while ago.
MME card backing cut With Cricut.
Pearls from stash and coloured with Copic pen.
The very pink gragonfly has been removed since I took the pic, the colour was too far out of place :o)
Jackie xx

Saturday 20 December 2014

Lupin birthday

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world...hugs
Are you all ready for Santa? I only have the perishables to get now, thank goodness!

On to todays offering. I've used this lupin before, and I will use it again because I love it.

White linencard from The Range, folded and cut to 7x5.
Lupin image printed out aeons ago an now coloured with copics this week.
Digi image is from Delicious Doodles (I think).
Cut with Spellbinders.
Green card from scrapbox.
Sentiment stamp is an old one from Staps and smiles.
Gems from stash :o)
Jackie xx

Friday 19 December 2014

Thought you might like to see a few of my bits boxes

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world...hugs for enyone who wants or needs them.

A few have expressed interest in my bits boxes, so here's a few of them :o)

They are, from top to bottom, 
A 4 boxes each containing punched, diecut and Cricut cut items.
A6 boxes and a DL box containing more similar items.
A5 boxes containg partially made and other diecut/punched items.
I have several more boxes of varying sizes, mostly A4 and A5, which contain hundreds of offcuts in various sizes and colours.
For those of you who think that I must be getting well down them by now, the answer is that I am not...LOL
Jackie xx

Thursday 18 December 2014

Poppy window card

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well or getting there...hugs

The cold sores are finally clearing up, and not a moment too soon, they've been driving me mad with itching!

How slow everything is today, must be all those folks shopping online at the last minute!!!

Did you notice that I didn't mention any bits in the title? But there are still some bits on my card for today LOL.

I had to take the photograph in artificial light so the colour is bad. The card is really white on white but it looks more like ivory or cream here!
All but the poppy photograph inside is from the bits boxes on this one, even the base card with the window cut out! Window die is from Cheery Lynn, had it a couple of years or more and totally forgot about it. Other diecuts are from Memory Box.

This is the original of my photograph inside the card, taken at Barnsdale Gardens in the summer of 2011 and as you can see, the sun was shining :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Yet another bits card

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world...hugs

I didn't manage to get on here at all yesterday so I have some catching up to do! All of a sudden Christmas is nearly upon us EEEEEEEK!

It happens very rarely, but last night I had and extremely rude customer, whatever happened to the spirit of goodwill? Other customers were as shocked as I was! 

Thank you so much for all the well wishes, and the tips for my cold sores, several involving perfume and Zovirax, but once they have developed it is too late and they have to run their course. The small one at the side of my nose has finally gone but the other one is much bigger and harder to shift.

Anyhow, here is my card for today and yes, it's another one from the bits boxes, I WILL get to the bottom of them eventually LOL.

The only new thing on this one is the basecard, which is ivory linencard, and that's only new in the sense that I folded and cut it to 7x5 especially, but I have had the card in stash for about 5 years!
Pearlised card from PDA embossed with Tied Together folder.
Flower cut on the Cricut.
Diecut foliage from Cheery Lynn.
Sentiment is, I think, and old one from Penny Black,stamped onto an offcut from one of my earlier aperture cards.
Flatbacked sticky pearls from stash and coloured with Copics :o)
Jackie xx 

Sunday 14 December 2014

Baby birthday from bits box

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all warm and well...hugs.

Oh woe is me, I have a huge cold sore just under my nose, and one in my ear, and they are both driving me to distraction with the itching!!!!!

I've got to catchup on commenting today as I didn't get on yesterday, so without further ado, here is my card for today!

Once again, a CAS card and very small, A6 size.
The only new thing is the computer generated sentiment, sorry I can't remember which font I used!
Everything else is from stash and bits boxes. Age number can be added when required :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday 9 December 2014

More from my bottomless bits boxes

Good morning everyone, I do hope all is well in your world...hugs
I had to scrape the windscreen when I came out of work at 10 o'clock last night Brrrrrrrr!

Thank you for all your comments Re. the 'robot' thingy yesterday. Apparently, if you ignore it it still posts okay so that is what I will do. If this isn't true of mine then please let me know and I will embed it instead of the pop up box. I must say though, that I much prefer the pop up box because it take much longer to open the other way!

Anyhow, on to my cards for this morning.

Both very simple, The only new things are the basecards which are white hammered, folded and cut to A6.
I stamped the images at a friend's house many moons ago and just got around to colouring them with copics.
I punched a hole with Woodware punch into the blue embossed panel to fit the image into, then popped the image on sticky foam pads. On the girl card I left the embossed panel as it was and popped the image with sticky foam pads onto it. Woodware punched flowers and buttons from stash.
Computer generated sentiments on both. I am late this morning so will have to come back in a little while to comment  :o)
Jackie xx

Monday 8 December 2014

Okay, what's going on?

I have just been commenting on blogs and all of a sudden they all have the 'prove you're not a robot' thingy enabled. So, I checked mine and it's the same even though I have not enabled it!
Some of the numbers are so blurred they can't be deciphered so how are we supposed to type them in Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Jackie xx

Saturday 6 December 2014

Sizzix daisy #2

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world...hugs
I took a peek out of the window and BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, that looks like one helluva frost with lovely intricate patterns in ice on the car. Thank goodness I don't have to go out and scrap early in the mornings nowadays, all my shifts are evening ones!

My nose is so red and sore from continuously having to blow it, but I am getting there, still coughing and sneezing but it seems to be a tad better than yesterday, thank you for your good wishes :o)

On to my card for today, as you can see the bits boxes are still very productive and being raided regularly!

My usual white linencard folded and cut to 7x5 for the base.
Red mirri card mat.
Marianne emboss and cut folder use on the white pearlised card.
Sizzix daisy and Marianne foliage from the bits boxes.
Large gem brad from stash :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday 4 December 2014

Still using the bits.....

.....I think I have enough of them to last a lifetime LOL.

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world...hugs.
I have the mother of all colds, never get a mild one. Sniffling, sneezing, no voice! Who would like to take it from me, I won't charge!!!

Once again I have been raiding the bits boxes, and believe it or not, I found 3 more boxes of bits whilst looking for something else, which I didn't find!!!Make that two lifetimes they will last me LOL.

Base card is my usual linencard folded and cut to 6x6.
Sissix vellum daisy and Marianne foliage all cut from scraps many moons ago, as was the Woodware punched circle.
Sentiment stamped with My Creative Time.
Large brad from stash :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Another bits and pieces card

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world...hugs.  For myself, I don't much like these unseaonable temperatures!
Can you believe that it is December already? 
I had a wonderful day on Sunday with my crafting friends, (yes Christine, I did remember Viv's hug) it was our last get together of the year so we did our Secret Santa, and a wonderful day ended with us having dinner at Cosmo's in Derby. What could be more perfect?  :o)
Anyhow, here is my card for today. 

Base card is my usual white linendcard from The Range, folded and cut to 7x5. That is the only new thing on this card.
Sentiment stamp is an old one from Penny Black, found it sitting in a box and it hadn't seen ink for some years.
The hexagon shapes were cut at a friend's house years ago, before I bought my own hexagon die set.
Flower was punched with EK Success,  centre punched with  McGill, also years ago.
I am determined to use all the bits from my boxes up, but it could take a long time LOL. I had forgotten how many there are!!!!!
Jackie xx