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Saturday, 30 April 2011

guess who made top 3!!!!

ME!!!!!
He he!!! I am chuffed to beans to have been chosen in the top 3 at belles n' whistles!!
As I am sure most of you know I adore Elisabeth Bell!!! and I have coveted this prize since I discovered this fab challenge a few weeks ago!!! I won with my penpal card a couple of posts ago!!
So now for something new!!!
I first discovered Elisabeth Bell many years ago through Sugar nellie! and they have never stopped producing great inspirational products ever since! I love the simply adorables, and I have fallen in love with this new little miss, as you can probabley tell from the fact that she stars in my last card!!
I'm really pleased with the way this came out!! especially since I decided to put a little distress ink on the blueish mat because it wasn't the right colour then decided that the image needed a little distressing to match, then I decided it was too distressed and nearly binned it!! I decided in the end I would have to take it all the way distress wise! (if that makes sense!!) and voila!!
I made an easel card!  I coloured the image with my copics, the distress inks are brushed cordroy and frayed burlap, the design paper is K&Co lifes journey, the flowers are wild orchid, swirls and leaves do-hickeys , lace is prima and sentiment is LOTV phew I think thats it!!
The challenges I would like to enter are:
Wild orchid challenge - white + 2 (blue and brown) plus roses
Stamptacular - at least 5 layers
Well thats all folks!! thankyou so much for popping by!! hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs
Jacqui P x




Melissa how charming

Wow Saturday again!!
So how many of you watched the royal wedding yesterday? I must confess I said I was going to just have a peep to see the dress, only to end up glued to the whole caboodle, I even shed a wee tear!! (I am a sap when it comes to weddings!)
Well over at Basicgrey challenge this week we're even more charming than usual!! our challenge is to use a charm on your project.
How sweet is this Digi by sugar nellie she is called Melissa! I have coloured sweet Melissa with my copics, cut out with my nesties the beautiful Basicgrey papers are sugared, the sentiment is LOTV, my newest fav punch is these lovely butterflies, they are creeping into every card I make  lately!! the charm I got from ebay. Dont forget to pop on over and show some love to my super talented teamies, and get some amazing inspiration!!
Well I hope to be back very soon!
Hugs
Jacqui P

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

wedding bells everywhere!!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!
Well it had to be done!!! with wedding fever reaching a pitch! Tilda and Edwin had to join in!!
Tilda and Edwin have been coloured with my copics, I actually got out my needle and thread to create this ruffled organza ribbon!! (should have seen the dust!! he he!!)
Of course I added my new fav embellishment, my handmade decorative pins!!
And I laid out the beautiful Wild orchid crafts flowers in the shape
of a bouquet.
The lovely Design paper is Basicgrey periphery.
The challenges I would like to enter are:
simon says stamp - anything goes
Well that all from me for now! thanks for popping by
Hugs
Jacqui P




Sunday, 24 April 2011

Penpal and happy easter!!

Happy Easter!!!
Hi all just a quickie today! 

This is penpal!! I have coloured her with my copics, the DP is Prima Botanical, the postcard behind is a LOTV stamp, I used 2 seam bindings to make the bow and the trim! I made the decorative pins with swarovski crystals and pearls!
The challenges I would like to enter are:
Belles n' Whistle - Blue, green and White
Well thats all for today, thanks for popping by and happy easter all!!
Hugs
Jacqui P xx
 

Thursday, 21 April 2011

A video boy, by my own video boy!!!

Thursday already!!!! where has this week gone!! think I'm getting old!!!!
Well a real treat for you all today!!! a card by my own son, Logan!!! over at simon says stamp challenge, they are running a childrens challenge, for children aged between 2 - 16 , a little help from mum is allowed, but I can proudly say the only thing I did on this card is print the fab mo's digital pencil image!! ooh and take a really wonky pic!!!.. sorry Logan!!!
Oh my this pic is really wonky... not the card!!! but my laptop had alzheimers and my camera's usb thingy is broken so I didn't want to chance fate my trying for another one!! Logan is 13 and he coloured the image with pro-markers (mum is mean with her copics!!!... bad mum!!) the sentiment is craftwork cards. and I think this is the best card I have ever laid eyes on!!! :) not that i'm biased.
Logan is entering this card into the simon says stamp childrens challenge - which is anything goes!
thankyou so much for popping my and Logan would love any comments you would be kind enough to leave!!
Biggest of big hugs
Jacqui P x

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

beautiful tilda for a childs birthday!

Happy Tuesday all!! well it's finally happened, just when I was thinking everyone in blogland seems poorly lately, I am hit!! by a truck it feels like!!! Lol I feel fluey but no cold symptoms just achey (is that spelt right?) bones (more thane usual!) and really tired!! never mind I have a lovely cheery card for you today!!
Ain't she sweet!!! I have coloured Tilda and mushroom with trusty copics, the DP is echo  park, springtime, flowers are WOC, sentiment is LOTV, wee butterflies are MS punch and organza ribbon from stash... and Ta da!! really proud of this.. I made some preety decorative pins myself
Pretty!!! ooohhhh!!! real swarovski crystals I'll have you know!!! he he.
Anyway enough of that!!
the challenges I would like to enter are:
Simon says stamp - childs card
Well thats all folks!!! I'm off for a cuppa and back to bed!!
Keep well
Hugs
Jacqui P x

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Basicgrey DT - Easter

Whoops! a little late today! Sorry!!
This fortnight over at basicgrey challenge we would like to see you easter creations! using Basicgrey products of course!
I coloured this sweet tilda with her eggs in copics, the DP is basicgrey green at heart, the sentiment is Lili of the valley, the gorgous flowers and crystals are from wild orchid, the butterfly is a magnolia do-hicky and the charm is from my stash! Don't forget to pop on over and see the fab inspirations my teamies have come up with and of course don't forget we have a smashing prize for the ever generous simon says stamp of a voucher for $25! oooh I could do some serious damage with that!! he he!
I would like to enter this card into the Totally papercraft challenge which is springtime, and craft your days away which is easter
Well have a faberoony Saturday peeps!
Big hugs
Jacqui P xx


Friday, 15 April 2011

last chance for one stop!!

Phew another last minute entry!!
Actually I have had this card made for a few days but never got around to posting! it was created using the totally papercraft sketch but then I missed the deadline! :( never mind still time for the one stop craft challenge, and plenty of time for the just magnolia!
I coloured this wee beauty with my copics, the DP is Anna griffin, the sentiment is LOTV, lace and buttons from my stash!
Just a quickie today!!
The challenges I would like to enter are:
Just magnolia - birthday
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs
Jacqui P x




Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Phew 2nd post of the day!! Kinda funky!!!

It's me again!!!
I just realised I had forgotten to enter my Fab 'n' Funky card!!!

I have coloured my tilda with my trusty copics! the DP is Prima sweet fairy, I cut the circles using my quickutz cookie cutter circles. the doily is a die-manics die which my lovely son Logan bought me for mothers day!! don'tcha just love him!!! he also bought me the matching border!! he got it (with a little help from mum!!) from appropriatly named my mums craftshop!! I have  to say it's a great little shop with really competative prices and super fast service!! the butterfly is an MS punch.
So the challenges I am entering this card into are:
Fab 'n' funky - Sketch
a spoon full of sugar - all creatures great and small - Bunny! 
I promise to leave you alone now!!! lol!!
Thanks for popping by
Big hugs
Jacqui P x

cute and girly tilda!!

Hi All!! Today I have made a card using one of the new Butterfly dreams,  tilda's!! everytime I use one of these stamps I say I have a new favourite!! but this one is sooooo cute!!!
She's soo happy spring has arrived!! I have incorporated this card into the Paper sundaes Challenge as this reminds me of childhooh holidays in Ireland! My cousins and I would stand at the top of this quite steep hill and just..run!!!! it was so exhilerating! here is the card open

I coloured Tilda with my copics, I have paper pieced her dress! my new fav tecnique,  the DP is K&co as is the metal embellie, the sentiment is a whimsy ticket stamp, cut out with tim holtz ticket die!  the ribbon and flowers are from my stash!! I don't say this very often but I really love this card!!
The challenges I would like to enter are:
Simon says stamp - spring colours
papertake weekly - dimension
Paper sundaes - childhood memories
Stamp something  -  sassy circles
Magnolia-licious -  spring/easter special full size maggie
Oops nearly forgot!!
By the cute and girly  -  cute and girly!!
Thankyou so very much for popping by!
hugs
jacqui P x

Sunday, 10 April 2011

A quickie for quirky!!!

Good evening! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Wow wasn't the weather sublime!!
This evening I have a quick easter card to show you! As I was honoured with winning the Quirky challenge design teams choice a couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to be a guest designer today!! I recieved my Digi's from louby lou's yesterday and managed to produce a cute little easter card!
The image isn't my normal style so I was a little out of my comfort zone, But apart from the deliberately crooked main image Lol!! I am quietly pleased with the result!
I coloured the image with my copics the DP is from an ancient (at least 9years!!) stack that I had lurking in a  box at the back of my cupboard!! I found some nice designs so I am pleased!! the flowers are prima, with a little crystal in the middle! the sentiment is also louby lou.
Well thankyou so very much for looking in!
Hugs
Jacqui P x

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Jinkies!! I totally lost a week!!!

Holy cow  Batman!! I have just realised that I have totally missed a week! I thought this week the just magnolia challenge was the bingo one!!! I nearly missed the monthly special!!! So I am going to quickly slip this card in!!!
For once I quite like the way I photographed this easel!! I followed the sketch over at Totally Gorjuss. I have coloured sweet Tilda with my copics the DP is the sublime "blush" collection by Basic grey, I have punched the butterfly with the MS large Monarch butterfly (Lush!!) the crystals are wild orchid and the sentiment is LOTV.
The challenges I would like to enter are:
Just magnolia - anything goes (by skin of teeth!! Lol)
Craft your days away - spots and stripes
Phew That's really it for me today Promise!!!!
hugs
Jacqui P x

pretty in pink

Hi All! hope everyone is well!
Just a quickie today, I have had this card ready for a few days now, but time just seems to whizz by sometimes!! Well I finally tried a twisted easel! I like the effect, but felt at a bit of a loss how to decorate the base! not sure it will become a favourite!

I used the Fab Kenny K digi download diva I have coloured her with my copics and added some glitter for a bit of bling! the DP's are Heidi grace "oh so loved" collection the are so pretty and girly! the flowers are Prima, the Ribbon I just laid down some double sided tape and ruched the ribbon onto it, I am really pleased with the effect! the Sentiment is LOTV.
 the challenges I would like to enter are:
 Kenny K Krafty Girls - pretty in pink
Quirky Crafts challenge - twisted easel/mother
Stamp something - digi Day
Paper Take weekly -  anything goes
Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
Well that s all from me! wishing you all a great day!
Hugs
Jacqui P x

Saturday, 2 April 2011

BasicGrey DT - more tha none fold

Hi All! Happy saturday!!
Wow where did the last two weeks go!!! Yippeee it's Time for Basicgrey challenge again!!
This fortnight over at BG we want to see more than one fold! that's your easels, your gatefolds, your bi-fold, your tri-folds, even your paper aeroplanes as long as they're made of BG products!!!! Lol!!! I confess I went for the easy option an easel!

One of these days I will figure out how to photograph easel cards!! Well it's another Tilda! I just love the last 2 releases so much!! I have coloured Tilda with my copics, her little coat is paper pieced, I'd quite like a coat like that!! the DP's I have use are basicgrey Eva collection, very girly and pink!! me likey!! the sentiment is LOTV and a bit of ribbon and Bobs your uncle!! I kept the embellies really simple as the papers are quite vibrant!!
So don't forget to pop on over to the BasicGrey challenge and see the fab creations my uber talented teamies have created!
I would like to enter this card into the allsorts challenge also.
Have a wonderful weekend everybody!
Hugs
Jacqui P x