Monday, 29 April 2013

Anyone for Tea?

Howdy crafty friends!
Well Logan starts his Standard grades today!! (O'levels, GCSE's Depending on your age!!)  I hardly slept a wink last night, but he seems cool as a cucumber! Typical!
Well this fortnights challenge over at songbird challenge is
Truly Scrumptious!!!
We would love to see your scrummy cards featuring food and/or drink!
I have used this sweet Tilda from the christmas collection, and coloured her with my copics, I have used distress inks around the edges of the image, dusty concord and a touch of faded jeans. the flowers are a mix of Kort & Godt and WOC, the ribbon lace and pearls are from my stash! The gorgeous papers are Maja vintage spring basics..
The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Tilda's town -May Day / flowers
Sketch and stash - Sketch and new stash is Maja papers
Simon says stamp - anything goes
7 Kids college fund - april showers / May flowers
Totally gorjuss - Ribbons and pearls
Lovely Hanglar - anything goes
Well I'm off, think I'll be a nervous wreck by the end of these exams!!
Take care all!
Jacqui xx

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Wooo Hooo Look where I am!!!

How Chuffed am I!!!
Now you all know how much I love my Maggies!! So I am absolutely delighted to share with you that I have been lucky enough to win a place on the super talented Simply Magnolia design team, Wooo Hoooo!!!!
I can't begin to tell you how nervous I was to contribute my first card to the blog! And the wonderful challenge this fortnight is a pocket card, which I have never made before!!! GULP!! So here it is my first simply Magnolia DT card, and my first pocket card!
Note to self next time put straight edges, much easier to trim! Lol!! Well I am kinda pleased with this one! really loving this stamp from the new collection, soooo cute! As soon as I saw this little butterflies wee buggy face I thought "hmm I've seen that before"!! and low and behold I found the wee fella on my tag at the bottom of a draw un-inked! I have coloured the images with my copics and the beautiful papers are Maja, with the ribbon and lace from my stash!
Tha challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Tilda's Town - Once upon a time
Papertake weekly - one paper taker (use one paper)
Craft your passion - adorable animals
divas by design - butterflies and birds
Lovely hanglar - Spring
Abc challenge - L is for lovely lace
Cupcake craft challenge - cute and cuddly
seven kids college fund - anything goes
Well me darlin's have a great Sunday!
Jacqui xx

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Lets get masculine over at Basic grey!!

HI lovely crafting peeps!
Sorry for the Deja Vu moment! I know I made a very similar card a few months back, but hubby really liked it and requested one for his birthday which is May 1st, and Voila! (yes I know I am a little Francais today!! Lol!!) The Challenge over at Basic Grey this Time is :
I have used a funny Bugaboo image which is coloured with my ever reliable Copics! the papers are from Basic Grey "Oxford"  6x6 pad. I am not totally happy with this one! but isn't that always the way when you are making an important card?
Well have a great weekend peeps see you tomorrow with some BIG news :)
Jacqui xx

Sunday, 7 April 2013

a little bit of Saturated Canary, Pastel style!

Hi there lovely peeps!
Well may I start with an apology! 
Can you believe it after after saying the spr#ng  word yesterday, ... yes it has happened ... it is snowing this morning!!!!!!!!! So My heartfelt apologies to anyone who has snow this morning! and a super apololgy to No. 1. son, Logan who left for a weeks camp with cadets this morning!!  Ooops!
Well my craft room is, I would say 90% finished now, got frustrated at myself yesterday and had a bit of a burst of tidying!! :) Hopefully I will post some pics when totally finished!! But I do think that the nicer environment is starting to wake the old mojo!! (fingers crossed!)
So this is a just for fun card I made this week;
I have used the beautiful Easter Dress that can be found here I photo shopped out the cute bunny, but again it shows just how versatile these beautiful digi stamps are!!!
I have coloured the image with my Copics: Skin E000,00,11 and R11 and 20. Dress and boots,  RV91,93 and flex marker pale blossom, with a hint of RV10 to "pink it up a little"!!, BG70, 71 (my own blend) and 72 and T0, 1 and 3. The flowers are a mix of Kort & godt, WOC and live and love crafts, I have used beautiful maja papers which along with the gorgeous lace is also from LLC, I gave the butterfly a bit of the Frantage treatment, a bit of shabby pink, and blue and pink fragments! It's amazing how it turned an ordinary die cut into a beautiful embellishment!
The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Saturated Canary challenge - Pretty Pastels
Deep Ocean - Photo inspiration
Live and love crafts - Bingo  -  Pink,  design papers and pearls
dream Valley - happy birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes
Papertake weekly - anything goes
Totally Papercrafts -  Birthday girl in pink
sweet stampin - scallops (lace is scalloped)
Cute Card Thursday - something borrowed I have "borrowed" the lovely sketch from sketch and stash challenge!
Phew I think that is definitely the the most challenges I have ever entered in one go!!
Well have a wonderful day, and I hope the snow stops soon!!!! hey it's spring!!!!!
Warmest hugs
Jacqui xx

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Clean and Simple over at Basic Grey

Good Morning Lovely Crafters!
Well dare I say it.... but I do think spring is finally starting to take hold here!! The sun is warm and the birds are singing their wee hearts out!! Just watch it will snow tomorrow again! lol!
Well over to this fortnights challenge over at Basic Grey,  we're keeping things simple ... Clean and Simple that is!!
As ever we are sponsored by the ever generous Simon says stamp, who are offering one lucky winner a $25 gift voucher
I have used a lovely Elisabeth Bell image for my card, coloured with my copics, the lovely design paper is Konnichiwa from Basic Grey.. who else, and the ribbon and lace is from my stash!
The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Papertake weekly - anything goes
Elisabeth Bell's world - Animal antics
Simon Says stamp - Happy birthday
Allsorts - spring has sprung
Simon says Stamp and go - anything goes
Well the sun has got his hat on! So I'm off to put some washing on!
Have a great weekend!
Jacqui xx

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Sweet Tilda with corkscrews

I have to admit I fell in love with this stamp the second I clapped eyes on her! 
Thank goodness she was part of the stamp club as she was just about it's only saving grace!!! super Mario Edwin?? and that clown Tilda!!!! now we all know clowns are evil, but that stamp is ugly too!!!! Lol!!
Anyhoo the deets for my card! I have used the afore mentioned Tilda with corkscrews, I can't believe how many ideas I have for this stamp! so I dare say you will be seeing her soon enough again!! I have coloured her with my copics,  Skin E000, 00, 11, 21, Hair E42, 44, 51 Dress and crown, RV91 and 93 and  Flex promarker, pale blossom. the beautiful papers are Maja Vintage summer. the metal corner, crown and heart pin have all been given a liberal frantage treatment! I so love this stuff, but haven't mastered putting it around the image delicately yet!! The flowers are WOC and kort & Godt. Pearls are WOC.
I so wish that the frantage had come out better in in pic!! it is soo pretty in real life!!
The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Simply magnolia - Hats off to you - Design team call
Deep Ocean - Picture inspiration
Simon says stamp - anything goes
Dream cottage - pearls and lace
Charisma cardz - Happy birthday
Totally papercrafts - Metal - Metal corner
Papertake weekly - anything goes
Thankyou so much for popping by!!
Big hugs
Jacqui xx

Monday, 1 April 2013

DJ LUV for Songbird challenges!

Good afternoon songbirds!
Well this fortnight we have a  really exciting theme for our challenge!
We would love to see your Fabby cards featuring images with Funky coloured hair!!
Our amazing sponsor this time is the uber talented  Krista Smith the amazing creator of Saturated Canary images!! the prize is 2 super cute Saturated Canary images!!
The lovely Krista gave us girls some amazing digi's to play with!
I have used the amazing DJ LUV!  I have separated this cute DJ from her wee admirer, I think these Digi's are so versatile! the wee Laddie I think, would make a great teenage boy card on his own as well!! I have coloured the image with my copics, the pretty papers are Heidi Grace Cherrywood lane, I have followed sketch 47 over at papertake weekly.
Well I am truly on the last leg of my craftroom sort, out my new storage is all in one piece, I just have to fill it now! I am hoping that when at last everything is tidy and in place my mojo will return!!
The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
A little bit crafty - anything goes - AN EXCITING NEW CHALLENGE BLOG!
Charisma cardz challenge - happy birthday
Papertake weekly - sketch 47
Have a great day all!
Jacqui xx