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Monday, 30 December 2013

Whoopsie!! ....What day is it??

Well you could say better late than never?!?!
Sorry lovely peeps totally forgot what day it was yesterday, really been feeling off my game lately! Just everything seems to happen at once doesn't it?
Never mind I am here today with this fortnights Simply Magnolia challenge which is:
Favourite or newest Tilda!
I have used Prima Ballerina Tilda, I love all the ballerina Tilda's ... but is it just me or is there somthing just slightly "off" about her head? Anyway I still love her, I have coloured her with my copics, the papers are Maja, the beautiful lace is from the ribbon girl, flowers and metal corner are from WOC and the gems and ribbon are from my stash. 
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The challenges I would like to enter are:
Tilda's Town - anything goes
7 kids challenge - anything goes
Magnolia Down under - anything goes
Charisma cardz - anything goes
Time for magnolia - anything goes
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Love to you all 
Hugs
Jacqui xx

Saturday, 14 December 2013

A sad goodbye to Basic Grey Challenge!

Hi Peeps!
Just a quickie today as I have the flu...... aahhhh!! Lol!
Well it has to be said I have put off writing this post! It is with a very heavy heart I have to say this will be the last challenge from Basic grey challenges!  I would love to thank all the lovely girlies who have been my team mates over the years! I have to say it has been an honour and a pleasure to work with each and every one of you! Basic grey was my very first design team and I have been lucky enough to be a member for almost 3 years!
Well onto this Challenge and it is everyone's favourite...
Anything Goes!
Yes I know Figgy Pudding papers again! I just love them!!! I have coloured Tilda with my Copics, the papers are of course Figgy pudding, just such great colours! and the gems doily and ribbon are from my stash!
On a happier note I have had a wee bit of a lucky streak! I won the ribbon girl magnolia only challenge last month and not only did I win a fantastic token from the ribbon girl.. thank you Mary! but imagine my surprise when my prize from magnolia arrived and I expected a stamp and recieved this parcel!
Oh My Goodness!! Thank you to Magnolia!
And then just checking to see what challenges to enter this morning and imagine my surprise I won the last challenge over at Lovely Hanglar challenge! Another amazing voucher for the ribbon girl!! Guess who's creations will have oodles of lovely ribbon, lace and pretty things soon!!.... ME!!   
I have also been honoured to receive a few top 3's that I have yet to put on my side bar so thank you to:
7 kids challenge
Divas by design and
Magnolia Mania!
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The challenges I would like to enter:
Magnolia Down under - anything goes
Deep Ocean - Santa is coming 
Ribbon Girl - Ho Ho Ho Christmas challenge
Marvelous Magnolia - anything goes
7 kids challenge - anything goes
sweet stampin - last minute Christmas 
Stampin for the weekend - use some red
Tilda's Town - Christmas
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So again THANK YOU to all my lovely teamies and all the lovely crafters who joined the Basic Grey challenges! It's been a blast!
Have a great weekend!
hugs
Jacqui xx

Sunday, 1 December 2013

show the way Tilda for Simply Magnolia

Woo Hoo December the 1st!!
 I always get an injection of holiday spirit once I hit December!! I think it must be the memories of all those Advent calenders from when I was little!
Well this Fortnight over at Simply Magnolia we have a lovely new challenge for you:
Vintage Blue white and Brown Christmas!
I always struggle to photograph blue and brown, it looks so much nicer in real life!
I have stamped 3 images from the new Christmas collection, I then masked them and airbrushed the backgound, the beautiful papers are Maja, I have used shabby blue frantage and Twinklets for the snow, the dies are Magnolia Do-hickey Poinsettia and Marianne holly. I have coloured the image with my copics.
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The challenges I would like to enter are:
Tilda's Town - Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Snows the way to go
Simon says stamp monday challenge - Holiday countdown - 6 Christmas cards made!
lovely hanglar only - Christmas is coming
Allsorts - inspired my Christmas song or carol - Walking in a winter wonderland
Ribbon girls challenge - Ho HO Ho Christmas challenge
7 kids challenge - anything goes
Bearly mine challenge - anything goes
Papertake weekly - Sketchy time
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Well thats all from me!
Have a wonderful sunday
Hugs
Jacqui xx

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Merry Christmas Tilda for Basic Grey

Hello lovely crafty peeps!
Wow time is flying by, Christmas is looming, this time in 4 weeks it will all be over!! .... Sorry I know I'm a gloomy pants this morning ;) So it's tome for another fantastic Basic Grey Challenge, this fortnight it is:
Happy Christmas!

I just love this Tilda! I know this may feel a bit familiar, but I promise it is quite different to my last  Merry Christmas Tilda  here  :)  I have used copics to colour the image and the beautiful papers are my all time favourite Basic grey, Figgy Pudding. I have followed the sketch from sketch and stash. The gems and ribbon are from my stash!
The challenges I would like to enter are:
Ribbon Girl - Magnolia challenge christmas or winter
stampin for the weekend - feeling festive
Deep Ocean - fav colour scheme - Red and Green for Christmas at the mo!
7 kids challenge - anything goes
Marvelous Magnolia - anything goes
divas by design - use some red
bearly mine challenge - anything goes
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Well that's all for today!
Have a fab Saturday!
Hugs
Jacqui xx




Sunday, 17 November 2013

2 naughty in the snow Tildas throwing snowballs!

Good morning!
Today I have another Christmas themed card to share with you!
Again I have used stamps from the newest Christmas collection, "in the snow scarf Tilda" and "in the snow heart Tilda"  hence the "in the snow" part of my title, (not just bad grammar!) Now these naughty girls have pushed me over the edge!! My embellishments that is!!! Because the fab challenge we have for you this fortnight over at Simply Magnolia is:
Over the edge!
 So we would love to see elements of your design sitting over the edge.
I have coloured these cuties with my copics, the papers are the delicious maja vintage autumn range, I have used some cheese cloth, the snow flakes are joy crafts and cheery lynn, the Chrismas tree is a Magnolia Do-hickey die, I have used some frantage, glitter and gems from my stash!
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The challenges I would like to enter are:
Time for magnolia - Christmas in non traditional colours
Tilda's town - Favourite Tilda or Edwin - Love all the new release but love in the snow heart Tilda
diva's by Design - something snowy 
Magnolia-licious - Winter themed
Lovely Hanglar or Magnolia - shabby chic or vintage
crafty little fairies - inspired by a song - Let it snow 
Deep Ocean - Winter
Bearly mine - Christmas in pink
Papertake weekly - snow and ice
7 kids challenge - anything goes
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Well have a wonderful day! Till next time:
Huggles
Jacqui xxx


Saturday, 16 November 2013

North Pole Tilda for Basic Grey

Brrrrrr just looking at my card today makes me feel cold!!
Poor Tilda even her wee Polar Bear looks  perturbed by all that frantage snow!! Lol!! At least she's well wrapped up!  Well if you haven't guessed our fabby challenge this fortnight over at Basic Grey Challenges is:
Cold and Frosty
I have used 3 stamps from this years Christmas release, they are coloured with my copics, the beautiful papers are Basic Grey Aspen Frost, the snow flakes are a joy crafts die and the mittens are a memory box die. I have used chunky white embossing powder for the snow.
The challenges I would like to enter are:
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Deep Ocean - Winter
Magnolia-licious - winter themed
7 kids challenge - anything goes
Crafty little fairies - inspired by a song - Walking in a winter wonderland
Time for Magnolia challenge - christmas in non tradtional colours
Papertake weekly - Snow and Ice
Divas by design - Something snowy
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Well that's all from me today! have a great Saturday and I hope to see you tomorrow for my Simply Magnolia DT card!
So don't forget to pop on over here to have a look at the amazing inspiration by my talented team mates!!
Hugs
Jacqui xx

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Let's keep it clean!

Hi folks just a quickie  
I have made a clean and simple card for you today!
I have used the lovely merry Christmas Tilda from the latest collection, I really love this new release! She is coloured with my Copics, the papers are basic grey Figgy pudding, my fav christmas papers and the ribbon is from Sir Stampalot. And that is about that!!
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The challenges I would like to enter are:
Tilda's Town - Christmas
Magnolia Mania - Clean and simple
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas is coming
7 kids challenge - anything goes
Charisma cardz - anything goes
Without words - getting ready for Christmas
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See you all on Saturday For Basic Grey Challenge  you still have a little time to enter our fabulous Sparkle and Glamour challenge!
Hugs
Jacqui xx


Sunday, 3 November 2013

Show the way Tilda, for simply Magnolia

Good afternoon sweeties!
Well It's a darn sight drier in the old kitchen tonight! No thanks to the builders mind you, got a call from them at 7pm saying "can't do anything it's too wet"!!!!!! Well Duh!!!! that's the problem!! Luckily hubby was home and managed to tape some plastic bags over the vent and that seems to have done the trick! Well I did do my baking last night! Just made some peach melba slices, bloomin' lovely! Although I do think they're a wee bit on the sweet side, but then this is the first baking I have done since school, so not so bad!
Well onto this weeks challenge over at Simply Magnolia, and it every bodies favourite, well certainly mine ;)
Anything goes!
I have used show the way Tilda and North Pole Whitey Polar Bear, He's soo cute!! both from the latest collection and I have masked them onto the heart with  background text, from an older collection! I thought Tilda could be pointing to the heart! I have also used Cheese cloth, a heart doily and pearls form my stash and the lovely tulle trim is from the ribbon girl.
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The challenges I would like to enter are:
Tilda's Town - anything goes
Midweek Magnolia's - lots of layers
7 kids challenge - anything goes
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Well that's all from me folks! have a wonderful evening!
Hugs
Jacqui P x


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Raindrops keep falling on my...........cooker!?!?!

Good afternoon peeps!
Well after our new house (built 5 yrs ago) needed to have all the exterior walls chipped off and re-plastered etc. in the summer, now in the first heavy rain since then, the water is pouring down our kitchen wall!!! Aaarrrgghhh!!!!! Of course this had to happen on a Saturday and trying to get hold the the builders is a nightmare!!  So we are just waiting for someone to call back! Luckily it hasn't affected my oven as thanks to "The great British bake off" I am going to try my hand at some baking this afternoon! I am hopefully (very hopefully, I am a terrible baker!!) making "peach melba squares"  and maybe some Dorset apple traybake! Yumm!!!
Well onto this  fortnights challenge over at Basic Grey challenges Which is:
Sparkle and Glamour!
Right then sorry had to leave again as water pouring into kitchen! I have used this wonderful uptown girls stamp from stamping bella. The papers are Basic grey Eva, I have used oodles of glitter, some clear gems and some silky crush ribbon from the ribbon girl.
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The challenges I would like to enter are:
Simon says stamp - anything goes
7 Kids challenge - anything goes
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Well that's all from me today, think I need to go sit in a dark room with a glass of something!
Hugs
Jacqui xx

Sunday, 20 October 2013

On the road Tilda for Simply Magnolia!

Good afternoon crafty friends!
What a difference a day makes, yesterday is was dark rainy and foggy, today the sun is shining!  Just as well as I have decided that I am going to continue making summery cards even in the winter this year :p! Okay so there will be wintery and Christmas type cards, but I refuse to put away all my pretty summery stash, so on this note my card for this fortnights challenge over at Simply Magnolia
This fortnight we have a beautiful picture inspiration.
I always take picture inspirations quite literally, I think maybe it is a lack of imagination on my part (insert sympathy here) Lol! But I was pleased how true to the inspiration I managed to keep this card! and it is summery!!! I have used On the road Tilda and Tilda's birds, coloured with my copics. the papers are SEI Bridgeport and have beautiful shimmery highlights! The fence is a Magnolia Do-hickey and yes it is meant to be crooked!! Lol! and the butterflies are Martha Stewart punches.
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the challenges I would like to enter are:
lovely hanglar only - dots or stripes
Magnolia down Under - anything goes
Midweek Magnolia's - Songbird - I like to ride my bicycle - Queen
7 kids challenge - Anything goes
Bearly mine challenge - Anything goes
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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Yum! Saturated Canary, Ratatouille for Basic grey!

Hiya all! Well I am sitting in my craft room looking at the most miserable weather ever!! I have the lights on at 13.00 because it is sooo dark and there is a drizzle so heavy outside that it looks like fog! You know the kind of drizzle that gets you wetter and colder than a down pour! Still I won't complain (hmm .. think you just did Jacqui!!) we did have a wonderful summer!!
Well this fortnight over at Basic grey challenges we have a fun and tasty challenge for you:
Food and Drink!
Just remember to use Basic grey and let us know what you have used!
Our wonderful regular sponsor is of course:
So onto my card!
I really enjoyed making this one and I have to confess I got the idea for using the birthday recipe stamp with this image from a card that the talented Deb Jennet made, " I thought Hmmm beautiful card I have that digi and that stamp.... Cool!!!"
The image is of course Saturated Canary Ratatouille, and the stamp is a lilli of the valley rubber stamp. I have used Basic grey Plumeria papers, so soft and pretty! the image is coloured with my Copics, the super cute knife and fork are magnolia dohickeys (the smaller set) Lace and pearls are from my stash!
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The challenges I would like to enter are:
Bearly Mine challenge - anything goes
7 kids challenge - anything goes
 ribbon girl challenge - Must include LOTV - sentiment
Charisma cardz - Greed/food  - Food
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Well that all from me folks!
have a wonderful day, see y'all tomorrow for Simply Magnolia!
Hugs
Jacqui xx



Sunday, 6 October 2013

Tilda with 2 rosettes, and still not square!!

Hiya all! Feeling a little calmer today! :) printer is up and running c.v's printed, although when Logan tried to hand them out, a surprising number of shops, wouldn't take them, as applications now have to be done online! I think that's a shame as Logan put a lot of work into his c.v and I thought that would help give him an edge! And Jenny.... I will gladly help you set up your printer in return for a chance to visit you in Australia!! ;)
Well onto this fortnights Exciting challenge over at Simply Magnolia 
Flowers and lace!
 And we are sponsored by the Fabby Live & love crafts 
Ooooh that reminds me a big thank you to Franz and the other lovely peeps over at Deep ocean, I was lucky enough to win the last challenge and I have one of these fabby vouchers to spend myself!! and thank you to the lovely Sandy who has added it to my account, I already had a groaning trolly, so now all I need to do is checkout!!!! New maja papers, here I come!!! Woo hoo!!
And we are also joined by the also the equally fabby Tilda's Town
So here is my card!
Hey look at me! the queen of square!! Two shaped cards in a row!! this shape was achieved with Spellbinders. I have used Tilda with 2 Rosettes, she is coloured using my copics,   the lovely papers are Pink paisley, London market. the die is a Magnolia Do-hickey, the seam binding ribbon and flowers are WOC and the lace is I think Prima.
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The challenges I would like to enter are:
Tilda's Town - Anything but Square
Papertake weekly - anything goes
7 kids challenge - anything goes with a twist of marker
cute card thrusday - Signs of distress
Stamp and create with Magnolia - Fall and favourite things - ,magnolia, lace flowers
Allsorts - autumn colours
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Well that's all from me folks! have a great day
Hugs
Jacqui

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Don't be square!

Hi peeps, just a quickie today just can't seem to get on top of everything today, every easy task seems to turn onto a nightmare, for example Logan wanted some C.V's printed, ran out of ink, not such a problem except that I bought a new printer in the sales a few months back and have been running my ink down before I change over, well this is about the 10th epson printer I have had over the years and usually I can set them up in about 20mins....... 2hrs later and the darn thing came close to disappearing through the window!! It's finally set up now though! 
Anyhoo this fortnights challenge over at basic Grey challenges it to make a shaped card, not square.
I have used this Fabulous image by Mo Manning, just love her!!! She is coloured in with my copics and the papers are Basic Grey Persimmon. that's about it!! Lol!! I have used my new toy, a set of Go Kreate dies, so easy to use!
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The challenges I would like to enter are:
7 Kids challenge - anything goes with a twist of marker
Allsorts challenge - Autumn colours
papertake weekly - anything goes
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Thanks for dropping by, see ya tomorrow for simply Magnolia
Hugs
Jacqui xx


Sunday, 22 September 2013

Tilda Binding Flowers for Simply Magnolia

Good afternoon all!
Can you believe it I actually had a wee sunbathe earlier this afternoon! Such a beautiful day here the sun if shining although it is quite breezy, I went inside for a quick drink and my chair blew across the decking!! It was like something from paranormal activity!!! Lol!!
Anyhoo this fortnight our challenge over at the wonderful Simply Magnolia is a lovely easy one!
Die cuts/punches
Here is my card:
I have used Flower binding Tilda, and she is coloured with my Copics, for my die I have used La La Land heart banner, and for my punches I have used a Martha Stewart butterfly. the papers are Maja and the lace is from the ribbon Girl. the pink band across the middle is actually a really pretty ribbon also from ribbon girl and the flowers are WOC. I have also used some frantage on  the image and metal corner!
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The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Simons says stamp - use some thing that is available from shop - Heart banner
Marvelous Magnolia's - Flower frenzy
a creative romance - Dies or punches
Diva's by design - anything goes
Lovely Hanglar - favourite embellishment - frantaged corner, flowers, lace can't choose :)
Dutch Magnolia lovers - anything goes
7 kids challenge - anything goes with option of vintage
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Well that's all from me today, think I am going to retire to the garden with my kindle!
Have a great day!
hugs
Jacqui xx

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Ribbons fairy and Autumn over at Basic Grey!

Hi All
Long time no see, I told you my wee spurt of energy and mojo wouldn't last!! :(
Never mind, thank goodness for design teams or I don't think I would make it into my craft room at all!!
This fortnight over at Basic Grey challenges we have another great challenge for you of Autumn colours and we have a wonderful photo for your inspiration!
Now isn't that beautiful!!
Here is my interpretation:

I have used the beautiful Saturated canary image Ribbons Fairy she can be found here I have to confess I had been wanting to buy her for ages and when I saw the card our own lovely Heather made for her last challenge, I couldn't resist anymore!!  Naughty Heather!! Lol! I have coloured image with my copics,  the papers are Basic Grey Indian summer, The flowers are some I have had for years they are petaloo and the brad/snap in the middle are WRMK, the heart lace is actually a double sided lace from LLCbut I cut it down the middle to create 2 borders the larger lace is for the ribbon girl.
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The challenges I would like to enter are:
a creative Romance - Dies or punches
Deep ocean challenge - goodbye summer
Simon says stamp challenge - Blog hop and use something from shop - magnolia do-hickey
divas by design - anything goes
ABC - V for very cute
Cute card thursday - fairy nice
7 kids challenge - markers with optional vintage
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Well thats all from me for now:
Have a great weekend!
Hugs
Jacqui

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Saturated Canary Nevaeh

Hi all
well I thought it was about time to dust of the old Saturated Canaries! Hmm that's sounds a bit strange!! Lol!! I haven't coloured in the beautiful Nevaeh for ages so here is my card!
I have coloured this beautiful image with my copics, the papers are Maja vintage summer basics, the flowers are WOC as is the metal corner, I have used beautiful lace from the ribbon girl and finally I have used frantage on the card and corner.
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The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Simon says stamp - anything goes
Abc challenge - U for unlimited - anything goes
Bearly mine - Digi days - use digi
Totally Gorjuss - texture frantage, velvet ribbon and lace
7 Kids challenge - anything goes with a twist of marker
Papertake weekly - sketchie free for all - I have used no 81
 
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Well fairly short and sweet from me today, no blethering!
Sending my love!!
Hugs
Jacqui xx

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Hip Hooray Tilda, times deux!

Hi All!
Hope you are all having a great Sunday!
I am counting my blessings today, my lovely hubby is working on the oil rigs off Shetland, (for those outside of Scotland maybe you didn't hear, another helicopter went down on Friday evening) and there but for the grace of god! My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the 4 people who lost their lives in the crash on Friday evening. But thank goodness Robert is safe on the rig at the moment.
Well onto other things, This fortnight over at Simply Magnolia our challenge theme is:
Birthday Glitter!
So that is, make a birthday card and don't forget the glitter!
So those that have been kind enough to visit me from the Simply Magnolia blog will notice this card is mark 2!! I was really unhappy with the my card so I did a little bit of tweaking! Here is the before picture!
is it me or does Tilda look happier now she has a butterfly, sentiment and a few pearls!!! Lol!!
So I have used Hip Hooray Tilda and coloured her with my copics, the papers are DCWV I have followed the lovely sketch over at CLP, the flowers are kort & Godt and LLC, the lovely lace is from Ribbon girl, butterfly s a joy craft die, and the ticket a Tim Holz adage tickets.
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The challenges I would like to enter are:
Magnolia Down under - bingo - pearls, dies and lace
Marvelous magnolias - lots of layers
7 kids challenge - anything goes with a twist
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Have a great day and a special Cwtch to Tracy!! Lol!!
hugs
Jacqui xx

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Back to School with Basic Grey!

Hiya peeps, well my boyo (welsh for.....um...well...I guess just ...) can you believe I just had to check on google for a translation, and that was a pile of poop! one person says it means mate or friend! Nooooot!!!!!!! another said actual welsh people don't say it, only English people taking the p**s say it Nooooot!!!! and another said it just means boy. Hmmmm close; I think it is one of those words that doesn't really have any literal translation like Cwtch! (no don't ask!!!) To me boyo does mean boy but it is kinda more.... like it's an affectionate way to say naughty or mischievous boy! (btw I am very Welsh and proud of it, but also proud to live in Scotland!) So where was I ..... Oh yes my boyo has been back in school for 2 weeks now!! But I know a lot of my English .. and Welsh friends are getting ready for the back to school chaos now! So that leads nicely (yeah right.. no one ever accused me of being  concise!! Lol!!) To this fortnights challenge over at Basic Grey Challenge!  which is:
Back to School!!
Not to sure about this one, Mojo has gone a bit iffy again and ended up rushing my design team projects this week! Hope you notice that Tilda is holding the pencils that she used on the word search?! Well the green and blue ones, she has already put away her red pencil!! (yes I am aware I am rambling now!!! Lol!!) the papers are basic grey hopscotch, the die cut frame is spellbinders, flowers are from WOC and the butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch!
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The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Simon Says Stamp - Back to school
lovely hanglar - punches or dies
papertake weekly - flower power
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well that's all today, maybe if your very unlucky I will try to translate Cwtch for you another time!! Lol!! See you tomorrow for another fabby challenge from simply Magnolia challenge!
huggles and Cwtches (a clue!)
Jacqui xx

Sunday, 11 August 2013

More frizzy Tilda and halfway through the washing!!! Yaay!

Howdy peeps! 
Well the end is in sight for the yearly monster wash!! Lol!! And the monster in question is down the beach having a BBQ with his friends as I type! Alright for some eh!?!
So onto this fortnights challenge over at Simply Magnolia And we have a truly beautiful Sketch for you all!!
Wow I really enjoyed using this sketch and I am sure I will be using it again!!
Here is my take on it:
Yup it's Frizzy Tilda again!! I just love this cutie!! I have gone for a more "traditional" feel for this card rather than the funky one last time! :) I have coloured the image with my copics:
Skin - E 000,00,21,11
Hair - E 40,42,44,47
clothes - B 91,93,95 and B90 which I made myself by taking an empty pen and mixing B91 with colourless blender!
Flower - RV 91,93 and YR21,23,18
The beautiful papers are Maja, the flowers a mix of Kort & Godt and WOC, the metal corner is also WOC and has been frantaged with shabby pink and chunky white, as has the pennant banner and various parts of the card! the lace is from Ribbon girl!
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The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Magnolia-licious - anything goes
Fab n' Funky - anything that looks like summer
Papertake weekly - anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Summer fun!
7 kids challenge blog - anything goes with a twist of marker
Simon says stamp challenge - triangles - Pennants and corner
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Well that all for today best get this washing finished. Can't believe Logan is back to school on Tuesday!
Have a great day!
hugs
Jacqui xx

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Shhhh.. Don't tell the washing machine I'm sitting down!!!

My washing machine isn't very happy with me!!!
Yes it's that time of the year again... Boy wonder has arrived home from 2 weeks at cadet summer camp, and to say his washing is ripe is not only an understatement, but a downright lie!! lol!! And yes I can tell Logan is getting older (16 in November) rather than looking shamefaced at the green cloud rising from his bags, he chased his poor mother around the kitchen with the bag containing the worst offenders!!! Urrghhh!!  
Onto happier news! Logan got his exam results this week: He passed every subject and got 5 credits! so proud of him! Thank you so much Tracy for being the voice of reason when I was panicking!! Now onto the year of hell where he need to pass 4 highers 3 A's and a B to get into the Engineering course he wants!! Although he is now not sure he want to be an engineer, as he would prefer something more "hands on"! So time will tell!
Well it's time for another fantastic challenge over at Basic Grey Challenges! this fortnight we are as always sponsored by the wonderful Simon Says Stamp who are offering one lucky winner a $25 spending spree! So we would love to see your creations with the theme of :
Weather!
 Don't forget to use some Basic Grey in your project!
I have used the fabulous Saturated Canary image Oklahoma, and coloured her with my Copic markers. The papers are Basic Grey June Bug (love these bright and quirky papers!) I have added a little lace and ribbon from my stash and there you have it! , a fairly CAS card.
So don't forget to pop on over the the challenge blog to check out the amazing and inspiring creations of the talented design team!
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the challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Saturated  canary - anything goes
Papertake weekly - anything goes
7 kids college fund - anything goes with a twist of marker
crafty ribbons challenge - anything goes with ribbon
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Well I'm off to make nice with the Washing machine and put the next load in!!
Have a great day! See you tomorrow for Simply Magnolia!
Hugs
Jacqui xx


Saturday, 3 August 2013

Frizzy Tilda and Fun, Fun, Fun!!!


Woo Hoo!! I am not going to mention anything about feeling back in the groove (shhhh) Because goodness knows how long it will last!!
I am back today with another "just for fun" card and boy did I enjoy this one!!!! I LOVE Frizzy Tilda!!! I did mention yesterday how I am loving the curly haired Tilda's! As soon as I saw this one I HAD to have her! and she was definitely a cheeky wee red head!
Ooooh I lurve this card!  That's not something you here from me very often!! Now I am Guilty of keeping my Basic Grey papers for my DT cards for the basic grey challenge which is silly as the whole reason I joined the team was because I love these papers! these papers are from the Sugar Rush collection, I thought they were perfect fun and funky papers for this fun image!  BTW the Log is also a Magnolia stamp. I have coloured my image with my Copics:
Skin - E, 000,00,21,11
Hair - E,18,15,13,02
Top - YR,16,14,09 Y,38,32
Shorts - B,91,93,95
I have made a cloudy sky using a cloud template, an inkylicious brush and stampin up bashful blue ink pad (that's my technique for the Tilda's town challenge), a few bazzil basics gems and Bob's your uncle!!
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The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Tilda's Town - Use a Technique - Clouds
Allsorts - Photo Inspiration - bright colours
Charisma - up in the clouds - feature clouds
Dream Valley - Summer days
Simon says stamp challenge - anything goes
Magnolia-licious - anything goes
Papertake weekly - Sketchie free for all - sketch 49

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Well here's to hoping I see you all really soon ;)
Have a great weekend!
hugs
Jacqui xx


Friday, 2 August 2013

On the road Tilda, and OMG times 3

OK.
 OMG No. 1!! Hellooo.... I made a card just for pleasure!!!!!


OMG No. 2!! I made top 5 over at Tilda's Town challenge!!!
WOW!!!
And OMG No. 3 a little belated but still beloved I made top pick for beginners section over at marvelous magnolia's on the 11th July!! (one more Magnolia challenge win and I will have to move to intermediate group gulp!!)
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Right must take a breath!! Lol!!
So Back to my card, I have used on the road Tilda, I really enjoyed colouring her, I am just loving the curly haired Tildas, short and long hair! I have coloured her with my copics:
Hair - E,41,42,43,44 and 47
Skin - E, 000,00,21,11
Clothes and flowers - RV, 000,91,93,95,99. and E,41 and 42.
The pretty papers are all Magnolia, the Banner is a La La land Die and the lace, cheesecloth and flowers are WOC.
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The Challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Totally papercrafts - inspired by a song - I like to ride my bicycle - Queen
Simon says stamp - anything goes
Magnolia down under challenge - favourite things - Magnolia,lace and flowers
7 kids college fund - anything goes with twist of markers - copics
Papertake weekly - free sketch
Sketch 55
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Well I'm still enjoying my peace and quiet! did some crafting today (yes may even have another card to share this week!! eek!!) and did a spot of sunbathing in the garden this afternoon!!
Hope you all have a happy day!!
huggles
Jacqui xx



Sunday, 28 July 2013

She sells sea shells!! - sea shell Tilda for Simply Magnolia

Good Afternoon!
Well it's that time of year again! Logan has left home to go to Cadet camp for 2 weeks! And Robert has gone offshore for a week or two so I am all on my lonesome!!! :( ........ Oh who am I kidding I am doing the happy dance in my undies!!!! I do get a little lonely, but wow do I love, watching what I want, eating what I want when I want, crafting and generally having a ball!! Well ok I do tend to try and do a bit of a spring? Summer cleaning done, Sorry Jenny I know I disappoint you!! Lol!! I may even get some real crafting done although Mojo has been missing so long I think I may have to list it as dead! really not sure what is going on with afore mentioned Mojo it just doesn't seem to be getting any better, I do think it is linked to my health though, with my Fibromyalgia I just don't seem to have any energy at the moment!
Anyhoo
Today over at Simply Magnolia We have my favourite challenge!
Anything Goes!
I couldn't resist taking one of my new Tilda's out to play!
I have used Sea Shell Tilda from the Summer Breeze collection, she is coloured with my copics, I have stamped and cut out some shells also from the new collection and stamped the wee Motif at the top. The lace is from LLC and the ribbon, metal corner and pearls are from WOC. I have used some frantage to give the feeling of sand.
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The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Tilda's town - Summer scene
Magnolia down under - favourite things - Magnolia, maja papers, lace and frantage
bearly mine - anything goes
lovely Hanglar only - Bingo - sparkle ribbon flowers
Dream Valley - summer days
deep Ocean - Blue
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Well that's me off, I skipped lunch, so think I will have an early dinner and watch some T.V.!!
WooHoo
Huggles
Jacqui

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Sunshine makes me happy!! :)

Well yesterday I did fear that the summer was over! but today... aaaahhh lovely sunshine again! Isn't it amazing how much brighter the world seems with a bit of blue skies and sun!
Well onto this fortnights wonderful challenge over at Simply magnolia:
Birds of a feather
Use birds (embellishments, paper, die cuts) and/or feathers on your card.
I have used one of the gorgeous Australian stamps, Tilda with her Kookaburra. I have coloured the image with my copics, the papers are from stampin up, the birdcage is a memory box die, and the flowers are Kort & Godt and the flowers, metal corner and pearls are WOC. the corner and bird cage have been frantaged with shabby white.
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The challenges I would like to enter this card into are: 
Tilda's Town - anything goes 
Allsorts - fur and feathers
7 Kids College fund - anything goes with a twist of alcohol markers
Totally Papercrafts - all of a flutter
 crafty calender challenge - colour challenge
Well that's all from me today! Have a wonderful evening!
Hugs
Jacqui xx

Saturday, 13 July 2013

sunshine and Summer Wedding Tilda

Good afternoon!
Well today it is overcast and a little foggy here in Dundee! But I am not going to complain we have had more sunshine so far this summer than the last 5 put together! :) and I guess fog is something you have to live with when you live on the coast!
This fortnight over A Basic Grey challenges we have a lovely challenge for you!
Flowers
Don't forget to use a basic grey product!
It has to be said I am in my comfort zone when it comes to my lovely Maggies! I have used summer Wedding Tilda, and coloured her with my copics. I have stamped her with Grey flannel memento ink and in the pic her face looks a little washed out! It doesn't look so bad in real life, but I think I may have to darken her features in future! I have used "Sugared" paper from of course basic grey! This is one of my all time fav's! the banner is my lovely La La land Die and my fav joy crafts butterfly! the flowers are cosmo daisies from WOC the pearls, lace and ribbon are from my stash!
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The Challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Tilda's town - anything goes
Lovely hanglar only - flower power
Bearly Mine - summer Weddings
7 Kids college fund - anything goes with a twist of alcohol markers
A creative Romance - Ribbon or twine
sweet stampin - shabby chic
Stampin for the weekend - pink and green / photo inspriation
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Have a wonderful weekend and I hope the sun is shining for you!
huggles
Jacqui P x

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Sakura Tilda and oodles of Frantage!!

Hi peeps!
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! Logan broke up from school on Friday, so i'm sure he will be bored by Tuesday!! :) Today he has gone with his mates to the grand opening of our local summer gala! We live in a lovely seaside town just outside Dundee and every year there is a gala with bands and activities, and of course every year the heavens open!!! So far so good this year, although the sky has gone black and the wind has really picked up!! Probably my fault for hanging out a load of washing!
Well onto this fortnights fab challenge over at Simply Magnolia and this time we would love to see all your Magnolia  creations in a Vintage style with pearls! We are sponsored my the fabby
wow wish I could win I Lurve that shop!!!
Here is my effort!
Yes I love Frantage!! Lol!! I have used the uber sweet Sakura Tilda from the last release, she is coloured with my Copics, the papers are magnolia, the sweet banner is a La La land die that I got this week from the Joanna sheen shop, and the flowers, metal corner and pearls are all WOC.
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The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Midweek Magnolia's - Girly with ribbon and pearls (ribbon is on right of card)
Ribbon girl magnolia challenge - use 2 backing papers
Simon says stamp - anything goes
Marvelous Magnolia - Shabby chic
Tilda's Town - Birthday
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Wishing you all a wonderful day!
Huggles
Jacqui xx

P.S. yup you guessed it, it just started raining!!! :(