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Friday, 19 January 2018

Winter Wonderland - Embossing Wet or Dry

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

This is my second post with a bit of news. I have joined the Design Team at the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog. This is my first post for them. The new challenge starts today and the chosen theme is Embossing wet or dry or both. The sponsor for this challenge is SheepSki Designs. 


I opted for dry embossing using an embossing folder this one is called Falling Snow by Creative Expressions. I added the sentiment with the computer. I wanted to make a DL  card and I knew there wouldn't be much room. 


There are many wonderful images in store click on the logo and you will be taken to the store. 


This image is called Huddle and is available HERE. I printed onto Neenah Card and coloured with Promarkers. I did add some glitter 


Enjoy your weekend. 

I will catch up with everyone when we get back.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - Anything Goes with the optional twist of Male Birthday

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

I hope you are well this is the first of two blog posts from me today. I am far away in Disneyland Paris with my husband, daughter and son-in-law. It is one of the celebrations of my 60th birthday which is in May. It is much cheaper to go to Disneyland Paris now.

Being Friday the new challenge starts on Crafty Catz Challenge blog. The theme is Anything Goes and the optional twist is Male Birthday. The sponsor is Crafty Sentiments Designs. This time the Design Team used their own images.


I wanted to make a card for our friend who is very keen on fishing and enjoys being with his grandchildren. 


Crafty Sentiments Designs have many wonderful images in their store. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 



This is image is in a digital set called Gone Fishin' which comes from Beccy's Place.  I printed the image onto Neenah card with the sentiment. Then I cut a large circle from some card and placed it over the image and the sentiment.  I used Distress ink with some brushes to create a circle around the image. 


This sentiment comes in the set. Our friend will love it he is retired. 


I used a Creative Expressions die to create the sentiment. 


Have a great weekend.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Cute Owl by Pollyanna Pickering - Get Well Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

I hope you are well and that the weather hasn't affected you too much. I have had a busy couple of days getting ready to go away. It is so lovely having the time to do this.

Just before we go. I would like to share another card with you.


The backing paper is that very useful packaging from an M&S flower bag. 


This little owl by Pollyanna Pickering is just so cute it couldn't fail to cheer someone up.


This was a nice easy card to make with very pleasing results. 

I hope you have a great week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Monday, 15 January 2018

Brushos and Pixie Powder Sympathy Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

Good morning. It is so wet and damp this morning. I have a meal cooking in the slow cooker. It seems like the perfect day to stay in and craft. I hope you stay safe and warm.

I was looking through my files of photos and I came across this card that I haven't shared yet. It is a Sympathy card they are never easy to make. My husband wanted a card for someone at his work who had just lost his father-in-law.


I made two sheets of the background card with a stamp and a mixture of wet Brushos and Pixie Powders on my craft mat. Once I had finished stamping I spritzed the card to make the colours blend and mellow. I made one sheet a bit lighter so that the main stamp would show up a bit better. 


This is a Woodware stamp called Going to Seed. I stamped it with Perfect Medium and heat embossed it with a black powder. 


I do like creating these background but I do get very messy. I do have lots of inky kitchen roll that I should be making into backgrounds. 

I am not going to be around much for the next few days. We are visiting Disneyland Paris for a few days with our daughter and son-in-law. I hope the weather is kind to us. We are all going to take waterproofs I think we will need them. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 


Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Friday, 12 January 2018

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge blog - Anything Goes with the optional twist One for the Ladies

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

Here we are, the weekend is nearly here. I hope you have something nice planned. We might be seeing our friend that we didn't see last weekend. Other than that there are always jobs to catch up with. I am also waiting to make some wedding invitations there is a piece of artwork that needs to be finished first.

The new challenge starts today on the Crafty Catz Challenge blog the theme is Anything Goes this time with the optional twist of One for the Girls the sponsor is Rick St Dennis.

Don't be too shocked but I made a Christmas card.


I found some pretty papers to use in the background. I also had a look through my left over die-cuts and used some of them. 


There are many wonderful images in the store if you click on the logo you will be taken there. 


This image is called Best Frenemies and is available HERE. I printed onto Neenah card and coloured the image with Promarkers.  



I hope you have a great weekend. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Quick Thank You card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

How is your week going? I am trying to get things sorted before we go away next week there are lots of Design Team bits and pieces I need to catch up with. I just don't know where the time goes.

I had a slight blogging disaster today. A post I had been working on for Friday somehow was published this morning. Some lovely people even left comments but I have had to put it back to Drafts. Blogger was being a bit off last night it must have happened then.

Our ex-brother-in-law sent us some Dr Who DVDs as he knew that we are big fans. He isn't having a very easy time at the moment so we decided to get him a Costa gift card so he could have a few drinks out. Now being me I just had to make a card to go with it.


This card didn't take long to make. I used lots of bits that were left over from other cards. The main dies I used are from the French Collection by Creative Expressions. 


This thank was cut from an old card using the Double Pierced Rectangle dies also by Creative Expressions. 


I think this makes quite an effective card for a man. Inside I created a pocket to put the gift card. I hope he like it. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 


Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Monday, 8 January 2018

Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine last ever issue

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

How was your weekend? I hope you did something nice. We were expecting to see a friend but he had to rearrange so we had a quiet weekend catching up on things in the house and garden. There is always something to do.

I am sure you all know by now that the latest issue (174) of Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine is their last. It is a shame I have enjoyed the magazine and I have had quite a few cards published in it. Mostly ones using the monthly bonus papers. I was pleased to see my card in the last ever magazine.


The Meadow Bonus papers this time were very pretty. I also used some of the new colours of Centura Pearl card with my Double Pierced Square dies from Creative Expressions to make the mats and layers. 


I think it is a Spellbinders die that I used to make the frame. 


Here is my card in the magazine. 


It is such a shame this magazine had to go. I was pleased to read that all of the staff had been redeployed. It is the end of an era. 


Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Friday, 5 January 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - Anything Goes with the Optional twist of adding some sparkle after Christmas

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

I am back again. The first challenge of the New Year starts on the Crafty Catz Challenge blog. The theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of adding some sparkle after Christmas. The sponsor this time is All Dressed Up Stamps.


Well you can't see it but there really is some glitter on this card the paler mats are all glitter card. The background card came from some M&S flower packaging. I love reusing things.  


All Dressed Up Stamps is the sponsor they have some gorgeous images. Click on the logo to go to the store.  


This image is called Fairy Swing and she is available HERE She was printed onto Neenah card and coloured with Promarkers. 


This sentiment was cut with a Tattered Lace die.  I put some dark green card behind so that the sentiment would show up. 


I have already sent this card to my cousin who is having some treatment at the moment.  

I do hope that you have a fabulous weekend. 

Happy Crafting


Take care. Hugs Jackie

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Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog - Anything Goes Challenge 7

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

It is Friday already. I hope that you have something nice planned for the weekend. The start of the month is always busy in Blogland and today is no exception there will be two posts from me.

The new challenge of the new year starts on the Emerald City Crafts challenge blog.


I decided to decorate a tag. 

The ephemera is available from Linda Simpson designs click on the logo and you will be taken to the store. 


The ephemera I used is from a set called Les Beaux Oiseaux Designer Ephemera and is available HERE.  


I added various die-cuts to the design. 


I might even make this into a card sometime. 


Have a fabulous weekend. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Thursday, 4 January 2018

Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) - Theme Flowers

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

How is your week going? I am all back to normal. The house is all tidy the washing is sorted and I am back crafting. I have had some good news that I will be able to share with you soon.

The new challenge starts on the Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) Challenge blog and the theme this time is Flowers. Now there aren't many people who don't like flowers.


This is quite a small card I made it by recycling a card I had been sent that is where the background came from. The flowers were cut with a Britannia die set. 


It needed a box so that the flowers wouldn't get squashed. I used my Hougie board to make the box. Before I constructed the box I cut the aperture using the Double Pierced die set I cut the inner layer too. The lattice was cut with Stitched Lattice frames set. All from Creative Expression. There is acetate behind the lattice. 


I used Spring Daffodils die set designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions. 


The Happy Birthday was cut with the die that came with the 2016 Crafter's Companion Advent Calendar.  

Here they are together. I was very pleased with how the box turned out. I think I might be making some more like this. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 


Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Unicorn Challenge #28 - Anything Goes

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

How are you? My husband goes back to work today. It has been a lovely Christmas break. Now it is all back to normal.

The start of the month is always busy in blogland and the start of a new year is no different. Being the first Tuesday of January the new challenge starts on the Unicorn Challenge Blog. The theme for this challenge is the ever popular Anything Goes.

I was asked by a friend of mine to make a card for a friend of their's who they met at dancing. She is 90 and she still goes dancing at least once a week if not more often. The card had to have a dancing theme.


I had just bought some non-shed glitter card from a Craft Show and I had been shown that the silver card could be effectively coloured with alcohol pens. That is what I did, all the glitter card was coloured Promarkers.  


This is a Signature die and it is called First Dance. So it would look good on a wedding card. By using more of them in coloured skirts it looks more like ball room dancing 


The Perspective Happy Birthday Circle die I thought done in glitter looked a bit like a glitter ball. 


The numbers and letters were cut with my Crafter's Companion alphabet and number dies. 


I was told that Dottie was thrilled with this card and it has even been put into a frame.  I am very pleased that she like it. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Monday, 1 January 2018

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - January - Anything Goes

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends

Happy New Year ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ‰

I hope you are feeling okay after last night. We had a quiet night in but we did see in the New Year with a glass of bubbly while listening to the chimes and watching the fireworks on the telly.  

Being the first of the month the new challenge starts on the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog the theme is Anything Goes and this time the sponsor is Sparkle 'N' Sprinkle. The Design Team were able to choose images from the store to work with. 


I just couldn't resist these coffee cups. 


Our fabulous Sponsor is Sparkle N Sprinkle if you click on the logo you will be taken to the store. 


The images and sentiment I used came from the Expresso Yourself Digital Stamp set which can be purchased HERE. I used two of the coffee cup images and a sentiment from the set. They were printed onto Neenah card and coloured with Promarkers. 


I decided to make this into a Valentine's Day card for my husband as we are known for going out for coffee together often. 


I just have to remember where I have put this card when I need it in February. 

Enjoy your day. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie


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