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.
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
Have a great day and a special Cwtch to Tracy!! Lol!!
Jacqui xx

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Back to School with Basic Grey!

Hiya peeps, well my boyo (welsh 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!
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
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!
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
Well that all for today best get this washing finished. Can't believe Logan is back to school on Tuesday!
Have a great day!
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 :
 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!
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
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!
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!!
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


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

Friday, 2 August 2013

On the road Tilda, and OMG times 3

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

OMG No. 2!! I made top 5 over at Tilda's Town challenge!!!
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!!)
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.
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
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!!
Jacqui xx