Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Ooh I'm loving the new Sugar Nellie stamps, it's been lovely to make cards just for the fun of it, I was so sick of making Christmas cards. Image is Sugar Nellie by designer Elizabeth Bell, coloured with distress inks, papers are Basic Grey Sugared, flowers are prima, all other embellishments are from my stash. I am entering this card for Cute card Thursday as it's an open theme this week, the layout is from roses on paper blog. thanks for looking and taking the time to leave a comment, it means so much to me, I've made so many wonderful friends since I started blogging and I am so thankful. Hope you all have a wonderful new year hugs Jill xx
Monday, 29 December 2008
I received this on an email Christmas day from my mam's partner Jim, it was taken in May 2008. from front to back, Millie my daughter, middle is my nephew Jack and back is my son Nathan. I've only been asking for this picture since it was taken lol, but good things come to those who wait and it was worth the wait. I love it Jill xx
This is my entry for Sketch Saturday and you can choose any of the sketches, what a choice I've went for sketch 11. Papers are K&Co image Sugar Nellie by Designer Leanne Ellis. Flower prima.
This is my entry for Forever Friends and Papertake Weekly, a fabby sketch by my friend Dawny. I loved it Dawny. papers are Papermania, ribbon Poppicraft, image Forever friends. Well I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas we did. The kids got far too much and so did I lol. I'll be back soon with some pictures of the kids hugs Jill xx
Sunday, 21 December 2008
Well finally a card I'm happy with and that doesn't happen often. I've really struggled the last few weeks with my confidence. I love these new stamps by sugar Nellie, designer Leanne Ellis this stamp is called "choose". Papers are Fancy Pants which I purchased from Poppicrafts, ribbon is also poppicrafts, hearts from stash. Image coloured with pro-markers and glossy accents added on flowers and hearts. I have used my new sewing machine to stitch around the edge of the card. Thanks for looking and all your comments it really means alot to me hugs Jill xx
Saturday, 20 December 2008
Well I can't make up my mind if I like this card or not, but I have spent all day making it on/off. Can't put my finger on it why I don't like it, maybe it's the colours let me know what you think. I've even tried abit of sewing, though it's not straight in some places lol. I love the papers they are Fancy Pants, flowers, ribbons & buttons all from Poppicrafts. Image is Sugar Nellie, True Love by designer Leanne Ellis, I love these stamps. The sketch is Friday Sketchers . Thanks for looking and all your comments hugs Jill xx
Well it's my turn to host this weeks challenge at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, I have chosen Paper Piecing. I have paper pieced the pillow and blanket on my image using K&Co papers, the other papers on my card are DCWV Girls nursery. I have used my nesties to cut the circles and ribbon and heart are from my stash. I hope you will all join us and because of Christmas this challenge will last for 2 weeks, so our next challenge will be the 3rd January 2009. Hugs Jill x
Thursday, 18 December 2008
I received this fab award from the lovely Natalie Jilli & Lynsey aww thanks for thinking of me mwwh
The rules are to give it to five others, who shall give it to five others. You shall link the one you got it from, and also the ones you give it to and let them know.
You also have to write down five things you are addicted to .
I would like to pass this award onto:
Linda, Sue, Kim, Debbie & Donna.
Sunday, 14 December 2008
This is my entry for Friday Sketchers another fantastic sketch and I'm using it for more Christmas cards, as most of you know I'm way behind with my Christmas cards, I now have 14 left to make and it's driving me mad. Papers are papermaina, flowers are poppicraft & Prima, gems Papermania. I'm also entrying this card the Cute Card Thursday I have used my new Martha Stewart Punch for the edges I got my punch from Tracey at Dies to Die for. Fantastic service and so helpful, thanks Tracey x. I love the MSBP and have 3 now. thanks for looking and all you lovely comments, I'm just about caught up with leaving you all comments hugs Jill xxx
This is my entry for Sketch Saturday a fantastic sketch and I made another 3 Christmas cards using this sketch so thanks, I'm also entering this card for Whiff of Joy challenge. Papers are Dovecraft, image Whiff of Joy, flowers papermania and brads are dovecraft.
Saturday, 13 December 2008
Hi everyone, sorry I haven't been around much I've worked extra hours at work this week and I've had the dreaded sickness bug, so haven't made any cards or left comments for you all, but I'm feeling much better and can't wait to pop over to every one's blog to see what you've all been creating. This is my DT card for Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and we've another fab sketch by my very talented friend Donna, I will be using this sketch again Donna thanks. Please pop over to the SCSC blog to look at the fantastic cards made by my DT buddies. Papers are Dovecraft, Image magnolia, coloured with distress inks which you can purchase from The Secret Crafter, ribbon and glass beads from stash, thanks for looking hugs Jill x
Monday, 8 December 2008
This is my entry for Sketch Saturday, I loved this sketch. Papers are DCWV and image Sarah Kay,coloured with distress inks, ribbons from stash, flowers from poppicraft.
This is my entry for Friday Sketchers, sorry another Christmas card, but I got orders at the last minute and I used the sketch to create my card, papers are DCWV, Ribbon from stash, image magnolia from my lovely friend Linda. Coloured using distress inks. Thanks for looking and taking the time to leave me a comment it means alot to me hugs Jill x
Saturday, 6 December 2008
this is my entry for Whiff of Joy challenge, another great sketch, I love working with sketch's. I have used my favourite WOF stamp and coloured it with distress inks, papers are papermaina, flowers are prima and poppicraft, charm from Ebay, ribbon from Poppicraft, gems papermaina thanks for looking and I think I've now caught up with leaving you all comments phew hugs Jill x
I received this award from Gisela aww thanks for thinking of me I really appreciate it hugs Jill xx
Wow week 10 already at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and it's the lovely Kim's turn to host this weeks challenge and Kim has chosen Embossing dry or heat. looking forward to seeing what you all come up with for this. Papers are K&Co, image Sarah Kay, I have coloured my image using distress inks, you can purchase both the Sarah Kay stamps and the Distress inks from The Secret Crafter. I have used nesties for the circles and the embossing has been done with a cuttlebug embossing folder, flowers from Poppicraft and sentiment Craftwork cards. Thanks for looking hugs Jill xx
Thursday, 4 December 2008
This is my entry for the Penny Black Saturday challenge, image was RAK from my lovely friend Vicki, ribbon from stash.
This is my entry for Friday Sketchers, just in time I hope, image was RAK from my wonderful friend Linda and ribbon was RAK from my other wonderful friend Dawny thanks ladies. Think the paper is dovecraft?
Thanks for looking and all your comments it means so much to me that you take the time to leave them for me, I'm sorry I am really behind with leaving comments for you all, but I'm hoping to get caught up soon, I might not have time to leave a comment on every card you've made but I will leave you all some comments. Hugs Jill xx
Sunday, 30 November 2008
Sorry about the poor picture, this card is hugh (well for me) It's 30cm by 16cm. I have used Kim's sketch but tweaked it a little to fit the large card. Papers are SU, image magnolia coloured with distress inks, flowers are poppicraft and prima, brad I think is dovecraft, charm from Ebay, ribbon from stash. Pop over to Kim's blog and take part in the challenge. Hugs Jill x
Saturday, 29 November 2008
It's my team member Sue's turn for this weeks Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and Sue has made us a fantastic sketch I loved it. I have used my SU papers, image is Sugar Nellie, coloured with distress inks, sentiments Craftwork cards and flowers prima and poppicraft. The lace is from my stash. I'm really looking forward to seeing what your all come up with for this sketch. Don't forget to pop over to the SCSC blog to see all the cards by the Design team hugs Jill x
Thursday, 27 November 2008
Well I'm decided to try out for the Pollycraft Design Team. The first card is Paula's layout,Image is magnolia, flowers prima and poppicraft, sentiment Stamp Away. I have paper pieced Tilda's dress to match the gorgeous papers. Papers are the free download from Pollycraft, they are gorgeous I love brown and blue together so a bonus for me. The second card is my layout.Image Forever Friends stamp, prima flowers, glass beads from stash, teddy Charm from Kraftycrafts and sentiment WOF. Both images have been coloured using distress inks. Thanks for looking and all your lovely comments hugs Jill x
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
This is my entry for Magnolia V Stampavie,
*Week 4* Get the Feeling...
This week we would like you to get as much Texture going on in your work
There is many ways of doing this, Material, Embossing, Flock etc
So get the feeling going in your work this week.
Well I knew straight away what I wanted to use for texture on this card, in October I went to a craft fair and bought some fat quarters, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but the material was gorgeous. I have used the material on my main background, then I have embossed some core-dinations cardstock through the cuttlebug for more texture. The image is Stampavie Sarah Kay. I bought 3 of the new stamps and this is one of them, so you will be seeing alot more, as you all know I love my Sarah Kay stamps. I'm not totally happy with how the card has turned out as in my head I thought it would look different and I'm now not sure I like the material on the card, think I'll stick to my papers from now on lol.
I have to say a big thank you to Linda and Karin as they have given me this award, aww thanks for thinking of me, I have already given this award to 8 people in a previous post. thanks for looking and I'm hoping to get caught up the the blog hopping later on today hugs Jill xx
Monday, 24 November 2008
This is my entry for Sketch Saturday, great sketch and I really enjoyed using it. The papers are Basic Grey Urban Prairie, flowers are from Poppicrafts, (Michelle has some gorgeous embellishment caddies in and the poppitastic kits, great value and crammed full of bits and pieces, you won't be disappointed )buttons from stash, image CC Designs, coloured with distress inks. Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave hugs Jill x
Sunday, 23 November 2008
This is my entry for WOF challenge sorry it's another Christmas card, I am so behind with Christmas cards, I'm trying to use the challenges to make them, as I hate making Christmas cards, not sure why, I just think they look nothing special and just can't seem to put a decent one together. I loved the sketch by Heather and I will be using it again.
This is my entry for Kim at Simplyfairies challenge another fabby sketch. Papers are SU, image CC Designs, flowers prima thanks for looking and for for any comments you may leave I really appreciate it hugs Jill x
Saturday, 22 November 2008
Wow I can't believe it's week 8 already and this weeks challenge has been set by Jane and it's decoupage, this was a bit of a challenge for me. I have stamped my image and coloured it with distress inks, then stamped the shower cap again and coloured it and layered it with foam pads, I have also done this with the slippers. Papers are K&Co. Image and sentiments CC designs. I have used glossy accents on the brush & soap dish. Oval cut with nesties. Ribbon and beads from my stash. I'm really looking forward to popping over to everyone's blog to see what you come up with hugs Jill xx
Friday, 21 November 2008
This is my entry for Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Papers are papermania, embossing done using cuttlebug folder, image RAK for Vicki (thanks) flowers & Charm from stash. Sketch is by Kim at Simply Fairies. Thanks for looking and I'm starting to get caught up with leaving comments,thanks for all the beautiful comments you all take the time to leave for me hugs Jill x
This is my entry for Magnolia V Stampavie papers DCWV, image RAK from Becky, ribbon poppicrafts.
This is my entry for Mojo Monday
Papers are DCWV, image RAK for Lynsey (thanks) ribbon poppicrafts, gems papermaina.
Thursday, 20 November 2008
This is my entry for Kim's fabby sketch, nice and easy. Image Magnolia papers papermania, ribbon from stash. thanks for looking and all your comments, I've been a bad blogger and I'm really behind with my comments, there are so many fab blogs I just run out of time to leave you all a comment. Jill xx
this is my entry for Friday Sketchers, I must admit, I've really struggled with the sketch. Images Magnolia (RAK from Linda thanks), papers Dovecraft, Sentiment HOTP
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My friend Lynsey is celebrating 5,000 hits congratulations hun you're cards are just gorgeous, do pop over and take a look at Lynsey's fab cards.
Debbie is also celebrating 12,000 hits, but word have got around about how generous the candy is and it's now closer to 20,000. Debbie is a lovely person and makes amazing cards, so take a look, word of warning you may be there a while Jill x
Saturday, 15 November 2008
This is my entry for Lili of the Valley, first time I've entered this challenge, but I had to squeeze it in as I loved the sketch by Donalda. Image magnolia, papers K&Co, embellishments K&Co sentiment Cuddly Buddly. Thanks for looking hugs Jill xx
This is my entry for Magnolia V Stampavie, the challenge was clean and simple. Papers DCWV, image RAK from BEcky (thanks) ribbon from stash
Wow I can't believe we're already onto week 7 at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and this week it's Claire's challenge and the challenge is Cute as a Button, you must use a button or button's on your card. My design team buddies have made the most gorgeous cards so do pop over for a look. Papers are K&co, I have used my nesties to cut out the circle and image is Sugar Nellie Daisy stamp coloured with Distress inks. Ribbon and charm from stash. I used my MSBP on the edge.Hope you'll all be joining us this week and I can't wait to see all your gorgeous creations hugs Jill xx
Friday, 14 November 2008
This card is for 3 challenges, cute card Thursday use colours Red & Green, A spoonfull of Sugar to make a childs card and Whiff of Joy,to make a boys or girls Christmas card no blue. Papers are Basic Grey Wassail, image WOF, ribbons poppicraft, flowers prima. thanks for looking and all of your comments and to everyone for asking after my mum, still no news hugs Jill x
This is my entry for Papertake weekly. I loved your sketch Dawny and I have used it for another card, which I'll upload later on. Papers Papermania, image Magnolia RAK from Becky thanks hun, Brad Dovecraft.
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Kim over at Simply Fairies has started a fantastic challenge on a Friday, the first week is a sketch and I loved it thanks Kim. Papers are Basic Grey Sultry, ribbon from stash, image Magnolia coloured with distress inks, flowers from stash. At the moment I have no email this started yesterday morning so if you've contacted me don't panic I can't access them at the moment, it's supposed to be working later on today. At least I can still get on the Internet. I took my mum for her MIR scan today, so hopefully we will find out next week what's being going on. I will try and catch up with everyone soon, hugs Jill xx
Monday, 10 November 2008
Sunday, 9 November 2008
This is my entry for Whiff of Joy Challenge, image WOJ, papers K&CO, flowers prima, sentiment WOJ.
Sorry for not getting around to leave everyone comments, I couldn't get connected to the Internet yesterday and today I can't upload photo' from the PC after hours of trying, finally I got them to upload using the printer lol. It's been one of those days. Hope you are all well thanks for all your lovely comments hugs Jill xx
This is my entry for Stamp with Sarah Kay, image Sarah kay, papers I think papermania, flowers and ribbons poppicrafts.(rak from Linda thanks xx)
This is my entry for A spoonfull of Sugar, I struggled at first as I'm not used to using a DL card and I must admit I like my square ones, images is the new Sugar Nellie soft Centre's love these. I only bought 1 and wish I'd got more lol. Papers are SU ribbon from stash.
Saturday, 8 November 2008
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 6 is a fab sketch by the very talented Wendy.The Design Team have made some fantastic cards so do pop over for a look. I have used a nesti to cut my circle and then a cuttlebug embossing folder. I then used some sandpaper to distress it abit and bring out the embossing. Image has been coloured with Prisma and paper stumps. I hope you will be joining us again for this weeks as we all love popping over to your blogs hugs Jill x
Ribbon: From stash
Sentiment: Craftwork cards
Friday, 7 November 2008
This is my entry for Magnolia V Stampavie. I loved this sketch it was so easy to work with. Stamp Magnolia, coloured with distress inks, flowers prima, papers Basic Grey Sultry, ribbon from stash and sentiment Craftwork cards. Thanks for looking and once again I'm so behind with leaving you all comments. I'm hoping to get round everyone over the weekend thanks for all your lovely comments hugs Jill xx
This is my entry just in time for Sketch Saturday a fab sketch by Coco.
Papers Basic Grey Euphoria, image Sugar Nellie: Daisy, flowers Prima, Ribbon RAK from Susie Sunshine (thanks).
I received this gorgeous card and stamped images from Becky, thanks Becky you are so kind and I really appreciated it hun xx
Sunday, 2 November 2008
This is my entry for Friday Sketchers, Image is Magnolia which was RAK from Becky (thanks), papers are Papermania, flower RAK from Linda, snowflake charm from Ebay, ribbons from stash. thanks for looking and all your lovely comments hugs Jill xx
This is my entry for Whiff of Joy challenge, just in time I hope. I have used Heathers sketch from last week, and this week the challenge is to use Burgundy red & green on your card. Papers are Daisy D and papermania, flowers from stash and Prima, Image WOJ.
This absolutely stunning card is from my wonderful friend Linda, thanks Linda we loved it and it was so kind of you x