Monday, 16 January 2017

Me to You Tatty Teddy Birthday Card

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How was your weekend? I hope it was a good one and has  set you up for the week ahead. On Saturday I made a start on the wedding invitations. Then on Sunday we had an unexpected visit from our daughter and her fiance which was nice. We had lunch together and we were able to discuss more bits and bobs to do with the wedding. There are a surprising amount of things to do and organise.

I did go to the local Craft shop sale it was brilliant and I picked up a few bargains. Then today I treated myself to a copy of Papercraft Essentials Magazine which came with a lovely embossing folder and some cute Panda Stamps. When I got home I had a bit of a play.

Here is the 6" x 6" card I made. I cut of piece of mauve core'dinations card stock to fit the folder and I used the folder from the magazine to emboss it. Then I used a sanding block to reveal some of the core of the card. 

I stamped Tatty Teddy on to water colour card with watering can archival ink. Then he was coloured with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. I cut him and the silver mat with some Sue Wilson dies. 

The Happy and Birthday stamps came with the magazine. 

Here are my purchases the most anything cost was £2. I do have the matching dies for the number stamps. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Isobel Craft Collection - Hearts

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How was your week? Do you have something nice planned for the weekend. I am actually going to start making the invitations for our daughter's wedding! We have a few trips out planned as well. Our local craft shop is having a big sale and I would like to visit.

I thought it was about time that I made another card for the Isobel Craft Collection. Christmas and the wedding prep have rather got in the way.

I do love the bees that come in this set. I wanted to make something a bit different. How many times have you heard that?

Unfortunately this set is no longer available from the store. There are lots of other lovely designs and there are more coming soon. 

I stamped the hearts with black archival  ink and coloured with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. 

This Happy Birthday stamp is so useful it is a good size. 

Sophy also hosts online craft sales the next one in on 5th February 2017. There are always lots of bargains and she stocks lots of well know craft brands as well as her own stamp collection. There is never any pressure to buy so it is worth having a look. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 

Happy Crafting. 

Hugs Jackie

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Thursday, 12 January 2017

Valentine Hearts

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How is your week going? We actually managed to sneak off to the cinema on Tuesday evening to see Passengers there was a 2 for 1 offer at our local Odeon. My husband got home early and we dashed off to catch an earlier performance,  it was very enjoyable.

While there is a slight lull in wedding makes (I have supplies on order for the invites) I thought I ought to start thinking ahead to cards I might need in the not too distant future. Well February and Valentine's Day are not far away so I decided to make a card for my husband. We usually give each other cards and have a nice meal usually the M & S meal deal.

I started by making all the mats and layers. 

Then I started playing with my dies. I used the Heart of Hearts die set and the Heart Love die set both designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions. I remembered that I had bought some Distress Glitter in a sale. I know it is pink but I decided to use it anyway. I was just going to use it on the love die but I liked it so much I used it to edged the Heart of Hearts dies. I didn't use the heart detail this time I embossed the hearts instead. 

The sentiment was cut with a Britannia die. The text layer was a late addition to the design but I think it shows off the hearts nicely. 

So this card is now hidden in a drawer. I can blog and share it on Facebook as he never looks at those. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. Take care, 

Happy Crafting 

Hugs Jackie

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017


Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How is your week going? My husband is not well but he insists on doing things and then gets very tired. I do hope he gets better soon.

I have recently found out about the location of a cousin who I had lost touch with. All I have is an address so I decided to make a card to break the ice so to speak.

I wanted to keep things quite simple. All the papers and card I used came from my stash.

I have had this stamp for such a long time, it was originally free with a Docrafts magazine,   it was good to get a chance to use it.  I stamped it with Perfect Medium and heat embossed it with a gold powder ( I know it doesn't look gold in the photos).

Now the card is made I just have to write the letter. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Sunday, 8 January 2017


Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. We popped up to see our daughter and her fiance about wedding invitations yesterday and today they are off to their venue for a food tasting. So wedding plans are moving along.

Today something exciting is happening the present leader and his wife is handing over to a new leader and his wife. We have got to know the new leaders quite well and I made them a card to celebrate this change. It will be a big difference  for church but a good one. The service for the handover will take place this morning.

I based this card on one I made for an ordination a while ago. I used Distress Ink on embossing to highlight the detail. I used the ivy die cuts to break up some of the lines. 

I made with with a die that I won at the Pixie's Snippets Playground a few weeks ago. The die is from IO (Impression Obsession) it is called Birthday Top Edgers there are two other dies in the set. 


I cut the Spellbinders cross die in gold and offset it with a brown one to give a shadow. 

We popped the card through their door yesterday I hope they like it. I it was actually harder writing the message than making the card I needed my husband did help me. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, We are planning a quiet day after church my husband has a bit of a cold. 

Happy Crafting 

Hugs Jackie

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Friday, 6 January 2017

Creative Artiste Challenge Blog - Anything Goes sponsor Things to Alter

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How has your week been? As you know  I am back to work and my timetable has been tweaked I am now in one class with one child ( I do work with groups as well) someone realised that I couldn't do two jobs at the same time as my previous timetable stated. The change has made my week a lot easier.

The new challenge starts today on the Creative Artiste Challenge blog the theme is Anything Goes (but it does have to be a mixed media item). The sponsor this time is Things to Alter.

I have been practising making flowers for our daughter' s wedding ( you can read about our progress here). This time I decided to make a vase to put some of the flowers in this was just for fun not for the wedding. 

This is our sponsor this time. I was sent lots of lovely embellishments to use. 

I thought you might like to see how the project started out it is just a pink plastic picnic cup. I used a pretty tissue paper and some decoupage glue to cover the cup. 

These are Kusudama flowers they are made by folding paper and gluing sections together. I have written instructions on how to make them just click on this link. 

I added some Babies Breath decorations to the flowers. 

I bought this lace at a craft fair a little while ago it is so pretty. The leaves you can just see were cut out of fabric with one of my Sizzix Bigz dies. I was able to cut several layers at the same time. 

I have to admit that when the embellishments arrived from Things to Alter I had nearly finished this project but I found lots of these lovely wooden shapes and the fitted round the bottom of the cup. 

This does look rather pretty sitting  on the side and it gave me lots more practice with making the flowers. 

Happy Crafting

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Birthday Card

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How is your week going? I am back at work and I have had the back to work headache which is a shame. It really isn't long to the weekend now.

I made this card for the now deceased Fantasy Stampers Challenge blog which closed down at the beginning of January. I was ahead of myself and had made a card for the January challenge that was never to be.

I do love this colour combination I keep having to reorder the card because I keep running out of it. I created the background by putting some Pixie Powders and Brushos onto a craft mat and with water making a puddle of ink, Then in my hand I took the Spring Trail background stamp (designed by John Lockwood for Creative Expressions) and stamped the blue ink all over sheet of water colour card. 

I used a Visible image stamp for the Happy Birthday I stamped it straight on to the card and heat embossed it with a black powder. 

For the centre I used the Going to Seed stamp by Woodware. this was also heat embossed with a black powder. 

I hope the rest of the week is kind to you. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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