Monday 25 January 2016

Thank you my friends

Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful comments and wishes. For those of you on Docrafts, you will still see me on there :o)
Love and hugs,
Jackie xx

Sunday 24 January 2016

Farewell my friends

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

My apologies for not commenting on your wonderful uploads for the past week, I am finding that life is getting in the way of blogging, so for the time being, I won't be posting.

I have really enjoyed my time in blogland, but I have to give up something because there just aren't enough hours in the day or days in the week. My photography and my family history research  have both suffered since I started blogging and I mean to get myself back into going here, there and everywhere with my camera and maybe at last organising my research.

Love and hugs, Jackie xx

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Christmas 5

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

I'm running late this morning so here is my card for today

8x8 card Papermania blank.
Woodware Teazel stamp set stamped with Versamark then heat embossed with Stampendous Detail Gold emb. powder onto black marbled card from PDA but had it for years.
Stamps and Smiles sentiment.
Image and mat cut with Spellbinders Grand Nesties.
Corner pieces cut with flower centre from my new Memory Box poinsettia dies.
Gold textured card from stash.
Gingham ribbon from stash.
I will have to pop back later to visit your lovely blogs :o)
Jackie xx

Monday 18 January 2016

Snow piccies

 Just a few of the photographs I took yesterday before the snow disappeared!

I hope you are all warm and well...hugs.
The snow was all gone by mid afternoon!  :o)
Jackie xx

Saturday 16 January 2016

8x8 Lupin digi card

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all keeping warm and well. Brrrrrrrrrr, it was -7c when I got up at 6.30am! Not that I am complaining, we need it to kill off the bugs that are currently doing the rounds.

My card for today features a lovely lupin digi from Delicious Doodle and it is similar to, but not the same as, my delphinium card from a few days ago.

Basecard is 8x8 Papermania card blank. 
This is probably my favourite Delicious Doodles digi image, coloured with Copics, and cut with Spellbinders Grand Nestie, as is the pink mat. 
White panel is pearlised card from PDA, embossed with 8x8 Crafters Companion Distressed folder. 
Leaves cut with Marianne dies that I have had forever and never used before. 
Another very simple card :o) 
Jackie xx

Thursday 14 January 2016

Pansy card

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

I am welcoming this cold weather, not so much the rain but at least the cold will hopefully kill off the bugs.

For my card today, I have used an image which I found in one of those seethrough plastic envelope thingies. It's amazing what you find when you are looking for something else LOL. The envelope is filled with images that I stamped at one of my friend's when we had a get together years ago and then forgot about!

 Basecard is my usual white linen, folded and cut to approx. 6x6.
I had coloured the image in when I stamped it, so I think I would have used my Caran D'Ache watercolour pencils cuz it's the wrong card for using Copics on.
Image layered onto purple Papermania textured card then onto the basecard.
Ribbon from stash.
I must have another search and see what else is in that envelope :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday 12 January 2016

Christmas 2, 3 and 4

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

I was late up this morning so in a bit of a hurry, so here is my card share for today!

I found a pack of Papermania Kraftcard 5x5 blanks and envelopes when I was searching for something else, isn't that always the case? I must have had them for around 5 years!
I have userd all very old stamps and embossed with Stampendous Detail White powder.
On the last one, I coloured the hearts with Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen.
Very short and sweet :o)
Jackie xx


Saturday 9 January 2016

8x8 delphinium digi

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world, and that you are warm and dry...hugs

Thank goodness it is cooloing down a bit, hopefully it will kill off the bugs that seem to be doing the rounds at the moment, almost everyone seems to be coughing and sneezing and downright miserable. I hope you are all soon feeling much better...hugs

My week and a half off work is coming to an end and I have not had one chance so far of taking my camera walkies :(  but I have had lots of time in the craftroom, and been out to lunch 3 times, so it wasn't such a bad holiday after all. I have today and tomorrow left so I hope the sun finally comes out!

Onto my card for today. I have had this digi image forever and only used it once before so I decided it was time to show it the light of day again LOL.

I used a Papermania 8x8 card base.
Bluish white pearlised card from PDA, embossed with Crafter's Companion Leaf Vein folder.
Delphinium digi image from Delicious Doodles, coloured with Copics then cut with Spellbinders Grand Nesties die, as is the frame.
Blue card from scrapbox.
Corners cut with my very old Provocraft dies.
Not much else I can say about this one :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday 7 January 2016

Grand-daughter's birthday card

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all as well, warm and dry as you can be...hugs

I cannot believe that my Grand-daughter will be 24 on Monday,  she doesn't  'do' blogging so it's safe to post! She also doesn't like flowery or fussy so I have kept it quite CAS.

Basecard is my usual white linencard from The Range and I have printed my photograph and sentiment onto the same. 
Photograph taken at Twycross Zoo a few years ago.
I found a scrap of green card in my bits box for the mat.
Corners rounded with my Corner Chomper.
Not really anything else I can say about it :o)
Jackie xx 


Tuesday 5 January 2016

First Christmas card for 2016

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

I am on holiday from work this week, and I had intended going to buy a new desktop PC because this one is getting to be so slow now. It is old and still has XP on it, but it has been a very good friend. I can't get rid of it though cuz my SCAL doesn't work on Windows 7 ( I have it on my laptop) so I am keeping it to use with my even more ancient Cricut. So, I will be using my old laptop as my main computer before long. Yes, most of my "use a lot" favourites are old, just like me LOL.

Anyhow, not buying another computer has allowed me to go internet shopping for dies, and I have ordered/bought no less that 7 singles/sets in the past week. I have received two sets (one of them used on my card for today) and hopefully the rest will arrive today or tomorrow. 
In the meantime, methinks I may have a trip to Byrkley Park today or tomorrow, haven't been for quite a while!

The die set I have used on this is Stitched Square Layers from Memory Box, the other set is the rectangle version.
Sentiment was a gift from a Docrafts friend, and I love it so much that I promptly ordered it from Joanna Sheen, hoping it arrives today!
All white card is linencard from The Range and basecard is approx 6x6.
Not much else I can say except that I will be making it again :o)
Jackie xx

Saturday 2 January 2016

Last card of 2015, first post of 2016

Good morning everyone, and a Happy and Healthy New Year. I hope all is well in your world and you are recovered from the Christmas and New Year Festivities...Hugs. 
I don't drink myself so no hangovers for me LOL.

It seems like forever since I last posted and I have a lot of catching up to do!!!

So, here is my first post of the year even though I actually made last year( just before Christmas) and it is the first for my 2016 box!

Basecard is my usual white linencard from The Range, folded and cut to 7x5.
I bought this gorgeous Memory Box die a couple of months or so ago but this is the first time I have used it. Cut from a scrap of the same linencard then mounted onto a piece of black card from the scrap box, which in turn was attached with sticky foam strips to raise it.
Sentiment stamped with My Creative Time stamp.
A very simple card :o)
Jackie xx