Thursday 29 December 2011

Tilda loves flowers for just magnolia

Hi All
I hope you all had a fab christmas and santa was good to you!
Just a very quickie today I wanted to catch the  Just magnolia challenge!
This was one of those cards that in theory was fantastic!! it just didn't seem to translate to a card somehow :( and then to add insult to injury the photo seriously sucks!! Lol!! I will try to find 5minutes of daylight tomorrow and take another pic for you!!
I have used Tilda loves flowers from the latest sweet crazy love collection! another great release from magnolia!! the papers are Stamin' up. and I have coloured with my copics the flowers and corner are WOC, I airbrushed the blue roses a little to  make them blend better!
the challenges I would like to enter are
Just magnolia - white and one colour
My mums craft shop - anything goes
simon says stamp - anything goes
Charisma card challenge - anything goes
Well thanks for popping by! if I don't see you before have a happy new year!!
Jacqui P x

Sunday 18 December 2011

Totally Tilda DT - Thankyou!!!

Hi all hope your are all cosy and warm and ready for christmas!!!
I am Na nana na na na!!! Lol!!! Well I kind of had to be as Hubby is now gone to work for 2 weeks,  Boo Hooo!! and I am a bit stuck without my chauffer!! And of course I will miss him dreadfully over christmas!! so it's just me and Logan this year! hubby will be home (weather permitting) on the 30th.
This Challenge I am devoting to all you... My wonderful followers!! thankyou sooooo very much for visiting me and your kind words of encouragement over the past year!! I truly do appreciate each and every one of you!! so....
Thankyou !!
So the Challenge over at Totally Tilda is to  make a thankyou card! this challenge will run for 4 weeks so plenty of time to get your wonderful creations ready!!
I have used this beautiful tilda from sweet christmas dreams collection. Ooooh I can't wait for my new stamps from the sweet crazy love collection to arrive!! I missed out on the stamp club this time!! :( I had it in my mind that it was due in Jan!!  The DP's are 1st edition, and the flowers are WOC, that thankyou banner is actually a hanglar stamp, and ribbon is from my stash!
The challenges I would like to enter are:
Totally gorjuss - for someone special
Well that's all from me! have a great sunday!
Jacqui P x

Saturday 10 December 2011

Basicgrey DT - anything goes

'evening peeps!
Well better late than never I guess!! Been in bed with a migraine all day, but feeling much better now!!
This time over at basicgrey challenges we have a nice easy one "anything goes" as long as you use some basicgrey product of course!
I have used one of the beautiful sugar nellie christmas fairies, which I have coloured with my copics, and wassail papers, the flowers and pearls are wild orchid crafts and the sentiment is LOTV!
the challenges I would like to enter are:
sweet stampin challlenge - things with wings
one stop crafts challenge - traditional christmas colours
papertake weekly - anything goes
cute card thursday - anything goes
colour create - red white and green
Well short and sweet from me today! have a great sunday tomorrow!
Jacqui P x

Sunday 4 December 2011

Totally Tilda DT - WOW!!

Hi All
Wow not long till christmas now!!! hope you're all more organised than me! Lol!!
 Hubby only came home from the oil rig yesterday so loads of shopping to catch up on!! Guess What!! he's only working christmas!!!! Oh well money is money these days!! Logan and I will have a little christmas together, and then another when DH comes home on the 30th!!
Well onto this fortnights challenge over at Totally Tilda, We would like to see your creations featuring white on white!! this is a really strict challenge, there can be no colour at all apart from skin and hair!! not even shading!!! I know!!!!.. I thought OMG when I saw it too!! .....But... I loved it!!!
Right then so apart from hair and skin, as I have mentioned there must be NO colouring at all, we would like to see on your creation however, dry embossing and glitter!!
Here is my attempt!
Hmmm turned out better than I expected!! infact I really like it!!! not often I say that!!
Well the image is of course magnolia tilda from the new sweet christmas dreams collection, the colouring (such as it is) is copics, embossing folder is a cuttlebug one, add a marrianne die poinsettia and a do-hickey fence some pearls and Muslin oodles of glitter and a pinch of flock and Bobs your uncle!!
The challenge I would like to enter are:
Just magnolia - anything goes with sparkle
Totally paper crafts - let it snow
Simon says stamp - Anything goes
Well have a great Sunday everyone!
Jacqui P x

Friday 2 December 2011

Fab Box envelopes and candy alert

Hi All!!
Well if your anything like me you lurve embellishements!!! and especially the wild orchid flowers!!! BUT............ Boxes!!!! Aaaaarrrgggggghhh I HATE making them!!! only the other night I was making 2 boxes for cards when I should have, and indeed wanted to be in bed, and lo and behold I made 4 lids instead of 2 lids and 2 bases!!! Aaaarrrrgggh well you get the Idea!! ROFL!!
Well Tracy Payne AKA Crafteezee has had some box envelopes proffessionally made and mine arrived this morning........WOWZA!!!! they are amazing!!! Truly they are unbelievable quality, and really lovely, and best yet excellent value for money!! I am a very happy crafter!!
So Tracy is not only selling these fab boxes she also has some for candy!! you can be sure I am entering as I see a lot of fancy cards in my future!! Lol!!
Well don't forget to pop by and enter Tracy's fab candy
have a great day!!
Jacqui P x

Sunday 27 November 2011

Totally Tilda Midway DT - masking

Good Morning today I would like to share with you a card I made for the Totally tilda challenge,  midway Posting! rememember you still have a week to join us in our masking challenge!!
I have used yet another of the beautiful sweet christmas dreams stamps and have masked her onto another magnolia stamp of a rolling pin!! don't these 2 stamps just look like they belong together? I have coloured the images with my copics and the DP's are MME Paris and co, flowers and pearls are WOC, ribbon and lace from stash and the sentiment is LOTV
The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Totally gorjuss - sparkle (there is oodles of glitter it just hasn't photographed well)
Well have a great sunday
Jacqui P x

Saturday 26 November 2011

Basicgrey DT - "lost and found"

'Morning all!!
Phew we're having some blustery weather at the moment!! Well today I have a card that I made for the latest Basicgrey challenge which is "Lost and found" We want to see you use items from around the house in your creations, Wow this challenge made me just a little more grey!!! Lol!!! I am the first to admit I am not the most imaginative crafter! I follow direction OK, but make me think outside the box and I'm lost!!!! I call myself a "missionary position" crafter!!! ROFL!! no imagination!! So here is my DT contribution... Mark 5.. ish!!!!
I have used the inside of a cereal box as my "kraft"  card, I did try stamping on the card and using prisma's.. Hmmmm maybe some pencils for sale on my ebay is on the cards!!
The DP is basic grey figgy pudding, image is magolia Tilda, flower is WOC, I have followed the fab sketch over at CLP!
The challenges I would like to enter are:
CLP - sketch
Sweet stampin - punches and dies
Card making mama's - Sentiment
By the cute and girly - Christmas girls
Papertake weekly - christmas crackers
Well that's all for me folks, see you all tomorrow for my Totally Tilda Mid-way post.
Have a great Saturday!
Jacqui P x

Sunday 20 November 2011

Totally Tilda challenge DT - Masking

Hi All long time no see!! wow has it really been 2 weeks!!! I've been a naughty blogger!! lol!! Time just seems to fly sometimes! and Mojo has been MIA!!
Well this fortnight over at Totally Tilda challenge  We would like to see your project featuring Masking!!
I have used 2 more of the beautiful sweet christmas dreams stamps!! don't forget you have to mask your images not just cut out and layer! I think some of my fab teamies are putting tutorials on their blogs, so dont forget to pop over and check out the fab inspiration and Good Luck!!
I would like to enter this card into just magnolia challenge which this week is ribbons!!
Have a great sunday!!
Jacqui P x

Sunday 6 November 2011

Totally Tilda DT - Christmas no Red, green or Blue!!!

Good Morning!!
Wow Sunday again!! Time for another challenge over at Totally Tilda!! this Fortnight we would love to see your Christmas creations!, but here's the twist! NO Red, Green or Blue!!! Well when I first saw this challenge I thought Eeek!!! but diligently had a go, well it was huge fun!! the hardest part was the green!! I can't tell you how many times I thought I had it sorted, only to realise there was a bit of holly or leaves on the paper!! well folks that a no no!! Lol!! but I finally managed and here is my creation!
I have used one of the new christmas Maggies!! I am soooo loving this collection!! she is coloured with my copics, with a hint of glitter the paper is anna Griffin, the big snowflake a nestie and the poisettias a marianne die. the metal corner and crystals are WOC, lace and ribbon stash!
Don't forget to pop on over to the Totally Tilda challenge blog and check out all the amazing inspiration from my uber talented (if slightly nutty!! shh don't tell I said!! ROFL) Teamies.

The Challenges I would like to enter are:
Just magnolia - anything goes (with option of pearls and lace)
Stampavie and more - anything goes
one stop craft challenge - "3's" - 3little gems, 3bigger on corners and 3 poinsettias
The pixie cottage - christmas card
Well have a great sunday folks
Jacqui P x

Thursday 3 November 2011

just a quickie for just magnolia!

Hi Folks!
 just a quickie as I have been preparing this card for the just magnolia/Hanglar challenge for days literally!! Ever get a card that you get so far... almost finish in this case, but then just hit a wall!!! Well this card has been sitting half made in my craft room for at least 4 or 5 days!! so today I was determined to get it finished in time for the Just magnolia challenge!!
Wow To add  insult to injury the photo REALLY Sucks!!!!!!! this time of year the light goes really orange from about 2.30 inwards I will try to get a better pic and replace this monstrosity!! Lol!!! Well in case you can't tell the papers are gorgeous Maja design and they are a very pretty grey and red, I have coloured the lovely little hanglar girl to match. It is a centre step card which I am very pleased with but due to bad lighting I really couldn't get a good pic of it stood up!! that being said I am having a few issues with it standing up un- aided!! if anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it!!
Well I'm off to hang my head in shame!!!
Jacqui P xx

Wednesday 2 November 2011

Ragged Angel

Hi all I thought today I would share with you a card I made with the beautiful Mo manning image Ragged Angel who can be found here 
 I went for a  vintage/distressed look and I'm quite pleased with the way it came out! although the white distress paint turned a little pink on the poinsettia!!
Image - Mo Manning's Ragged angel
DP - MME lost and found
Dies tim holtz and marianne
Colouring medium Copics
Ribbon, lace and pearls stash
The challenges I would like to enter are:
DP2 challenge - any holiday or celebration
Colour create - burgundy, green, gold and cream
Papertake weekly - anything goes
Well that all from me have a great day!
Jacqui P xx

Sunday 30 October 2011

Yuk, It's officially winter!! But that means not long til Christmas!!!

Today I have a card I made with one of the lovely new Magnolia Christmas stamps!
Wow 2 in a row I am happy with!!! Although as usual I am not so happy this the photography!!! I have followed that sketch over at CLP and made it by the skin of me teeth!! lol!! the sketch is fairly complicated so I have kept the embellies fairly simple, one of the layers is muslin but it's a little difficult to see!
Image - Magnolia sweet christmas dreams
DP - beautiful Maja design
colouring medium - Copic markers
Lace - Prima
ribbon and pearls from stash
The challenges I would like to enter are:
Addicted to stamps - shabby, shabby chic, vintage
sweet stampin - anything goes
one stop craft challenge - no sentiments
charisma cardz challenge - anything goes
Phew!! well that's all from me for today!! have a great sunday everyone!!
Jacqui P x

Saturday 29 October 2011

Basicgrey DT - anything goes

So of course it's..... Tilda time!!! Lol!!!
I initially started this card for just magnolia's pink challenge then realised it would be closed by the time I post my basicgrey challenge. D'oh!!! he he !! I was really pleased with the way this card came out!! and it's funny because normally it takes me a ridiculous amount of time to go from coloured image to finished product, but I was losing light!! and I really rushed!! and it came out better than normal!! well if you followed that mighty sentance you're a better woman than me!! ROFL!!
I may be making slightly less sense than normal because its 11.46pm and I am half asleep and Logie and I have just watched Paranormal activity 2!!! Guess who's sleeping with the lights on tonight!!! and it won't be no.1 son!!
Image - Magnolia from the new sweet christmas dreams collection!
DP's - Basicgrey sugared
Colouring medium - copic markers
Flowers and metal corner - Wild orchid crafts
Sentiment - LOTV
lace from stash:
The challenges I would like to enter are:
simon says stamp - anything goes
Charisma cardz challenge - anything goes
sweet stampin - anything goes
totally Gorjuss - I remember (favTeddy - called jeffrey!?!)
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Jacqui P xx

Thursday 27 October 2011

Krista Smith christmas nutcracker.

Hi All
Well the weekend is rolling in again!! has anyone any great plans?! another quiet one for me! It's so frustrating that the SECC is on this weekend and DH is working away so I can't get there!!! Ho Hum, I guess that's what internet shopping is for!! Lol!!!
Well I am swiftly becoming addicted to these super cute (but not Toooo Cute!!) Krista Smith images!! they can be found here I was lucky enough to pick up this sweet image last week when Krista had her on special offer!! Woo Hooo!!!
Isn't she just beautiful!! Kristas' imaged have such sweet faces!
I have used the sketch over at sketch Saturday,I had ridiculous trouble getting the triangle thingys right!! Lol!! but I got there in the end!!!
Image: christmas nutcracker - Krista Smith
Colouring medium - copics:
Design papers - Basicgrey
Flowers and crystals - Wild orchid crafts
Sentiment - Magnolia
Ribbon - stash.
The challenges I would like to enter are:
Charisma cardz challenge - Anything goes
Paper Sundaes - Toppings bar - Sparkles and flowers
Saturated canary challenge - 123 (one image, 2 papers, 3 embellies!) Mr linky seems to be
AWOL at the mo so hopefully be ok to enter later!
Well thats all from me this evening!
Warmests huggles
Jacqui P x

Sunday 23 October 2011

Totally Tilda DT - Autumn leaves

Morning all, this time over at Totally Tilda we would like to see your Autumn leaves!
I have used this adorable Tilda playing in the leaves!! I have coloured her with my copics, the DP is basic grey indian summer, isn't it just perfect for this time of year?! the photo corner is wild orchid crafts and the flowers and lace are prima!
The challenges I would like to enter are:
Deep ocean - Fall colours
CRAFT challenge -  Autumn
Oldie but a goodie - autumn image or colours
Well that all from me! have a great sunday!!
Jacqui P x

Friday 21 October 2011

The Lovely Jacque has pink candy

Hi All
Just a quick note to let you all know that the lovely Jacque has pink candy on her blog. As it's October and therefore breast cancer awareness month she is reminding everyone of the importance of being aware of your breasts and having mammograms!
So think pink everyone and visit Jacques wonderful blog!!
Jacqui P xx

Saturday 15 October 2011

Basic grey DT - Autumn/halloween!!

Hi All hoping you are all having a nice lazy Saturday Morning like me!!! Lol!!
This week over at Basicgrey we would like to see your Autumn/ Halloween projects, of course featuring basicgrey!! Well I'm not the worlds biggest halloween card fan, so I decided to go with Autumn or Fall if your over the pond!!
I used one of the fab new fairy stamps from Sugar nellie. Isn't she just a perfect autumn fairy!!!
Image sugar nellie
Colouring Copic markers
Leaf stamps magnolia
Flowers prima and petaloo
Crystals swarovski from stash!!
The challenges I would like to enter with with card are:
Cute card thursday - Trees or leaves
Stampin' for the weekend - colours of autumn
Well that all from me, have a happy and healthy weekend!!
Jacqui P xx

Sunday 9 October 2011

Stroppy Beth! saturated Canary challenge 1!!

Well I've said it before and I will say it again, I'm like the No. 9 bus none for ages them 2 at the same time!!! Lol!!! If you are looking for my Totally Tilda DT entry please scroll down.
Well who could resist the chance to win 2 of Krista's fab digis' I have to confess I am a bonefide addict!!! if you haven't seen Krista's amazing digi stamps you just have to check them out here !
Wow I just love this wee Madam!! I have followed the sketch, over at the 1st Saturated canary challenge and although I haven't followed the option of Halloween I have tried to incorporate some of the colours from the inspiration photos!!
I have used "stroppy beth" coloured with my Copics, the buttons are stampin up, the ribbons from my stash and the paper is a DCWV teenage stack that I've had for ages and I couldn't believe how well it matched my image (yes I do colour my image first!!!)
As I mentioned I would like to enter this card into the Saturated Canary challenge which is a sketch with the option of halloween.
Well I promise to leave you alone for the rest of the day!!! he he!! I hope to post a pic. my new copic storage later this week rather proud of it!!
JAcqui P x

Totally Tilda challenge - halloween!

Well It's Sunday again!! Time seems to fly by, maybe I'm getting old (Getting?!?! Lol!!) Well this time over at totally Tilda we would love to see your halloween project, of course featuring out fav little girl Tilda!! Ooooer who else is ridiculously excited waiting for the new chrismas release?!? Honestly I am more excited than I get for the actual Christmas these days!!
Even as a witch she's a sweetie!! Lol!! I have mounted her onto folded acetate so she is boingy! I may try to add a pic later to show the effect clearer. Don't forget to pop over to the Totally Tilda challenge blog and see the amazing inspirational projects done by my lovely teamies!! honestly each one is better than the last amazing!!!
Stamps Magnolia - Witch tilda, and moon
DP stash
Colouring Copics. N0, 01, 03, 05, 07. BV000, 02, 04. YR23
The bat is from a niitwits collection
 The Challenges I would like to enter are:
Papertake weekly - anything goes
Stamp with fun - halloween
Just magnolia - anything goes
magnolia-licious - halloween
cupcake inspirations - halloween cake
Well thats all from me folks!! have a great sunday!!
Jacqui P x

Saturday 1 October 2011

Goldilocks and the 3 bears! - Basicgrey DT card!

Hallo hallo, happy saturday!!
Phew what stunning weather we are having!! a bit of an autumn heatwave is always a bonus, but especially when we haven't really had a summer!!!
Well this challenge over at basicgrey we would like to see your nursery rhymes/fairytale creations! I must admit I did scratch my head a little snd was going to make a princess card, then I remembered this fab Kraftin' Kimmie stamp, Goldilocks and the3 bears!!! Perfect!!!! Lol
I love colouring her curly hair!!! and those 3 bears look pretty friendly to me!!!!

Image Kraftin' Kimmie Goldilocks and the 3 bears
Colouring Copics markers, B000, 9, 93, 95, 97 BG0000,000, 11 Grey teddy C00, 01, 03 pink, v0000, 000, 01, Aqua, BG, 000, 01
DP Basicgrey Marjalaine
flowers. Wild orchid crafts
The Challenges I would like to enter are:
Paper Sundaes - anything goes
Cupcake craft challenge - if you go into the woods (bears)
Well i started this post last night and it was too hot to sleep!! woke up this morning........ Cold. dark and WET!!!!! aarrggghh!!!  Never mind it was good while it lasted (4 days!!) have a great weekend all
Jacqui P x

Sunday 25 September 2011

Totally tilda challenge - mini album or beer mat

Happy Sunday all!! Sorry I have been MIA recently not been too well with the old Fibro Myalgia!! And  Honestly trying to eek some sense put of my old laptop is soooooo frustrating as well!!!
well I took the easy route!!! a beer mat!! I have never done a mini album and was going to give it a try but between health issues and not knowing where to start ......... Ta Da!!!!! a beer mat!!lol!!
I have used beautiful tilda and of course she is coloured with copics, honestly I don't know the colours I had this wee beauty coloured up for a while!! the DP is from Qvc I think it may be best creations, oooh I'm not doing well today am I ??? the flowers I do know are wild orchid crafts, Phew knew something!! Rofl the die is a MFT from my mums crafts shop and the butterflies are punched out of white glitter paper with a MS punch!!
Well short and sweet today!!
Have a fab sunday!!
Jacqui P x

Sunday 18 September 2011

Winner Winner Chicken dinner!!!!!!!

Phew So sorry I lost track of time!!! I was sure candy was due next week when it suddenly dawned on me!!!! Eeeek missed the date!!!
Anyway without further ado, I put all the numbers into a hat (literally!!) well a beret anyway, Logans army cadet beret and he drew a number!!
Well I can't begin to say how much I wish I had a gift for all my lovely followers, It has truly been an amazing year, meeting so many new friends!! And I could hardly believe when I checked the numbers and counted the comments the winner is.............................

LIZ!!! of Liz's creative corner!!! only my very lovely Teamie from Basicgrey and Totally Tilda!!!
Congratulations Honey!!! And Liz has just become a very proud grandmum to beautiful baby Tegan, beware Ladies very broody making pic on blog!!!  Liz has some fab celebration candy also!! Right I am off to enter said lovely candy now hope some of your luck rubs off!! Rofl!!!!
Warmest hugs and thankyou again to all my lovely followers!!
Jacqui P xx

Saturday 17 September 2011

Basic grey DT - pink and brown

Woo hoo another Basic grey challenge!! where does the time go? this week we have one of my Favourite combo's pink and brown!!! and the only difficulty was which lovely basic grey papers to use!!!
Ahh first love!!!! hubby and I were working out the other day we have been together 18yrs!!!!! wow we'd get less for Murder!!!! Rofl!!
Image: sarah kay stampavie
Colouring Copics: his dungerees E40, 41, 42, 44 her dungerees. E70, 71, 74, 77. pinks R000, 01, 02,  20, 21, 22,
Flowers laceand pearls Wild orchid crafts
sentiment LOTV.

The challenges I would like to enter are:
Cute card thursday - anything goes
Simon says stamp challenge - song title -  Kiss (Tom Jones version of course!!!!)
colour create challenge - pink brown cream and white
sweet stampin - flowers flowers flowers
craft your days away - pink brown and blue (blue sky)
Well thats all from me don't forget my candy finishes friday!! have a great weekend!
Jacqui P xx

Sunday 11 September 2011

Wedding day Tilda (and Edwin!) - Totally Tilda challenge DT

Good morning and happy Sunday to everyone!!
Over at Totally Tilda this fortnight we would like to see  your creations featuring bride Tilda and of course Edwin is invited to!!!
I took my colour scheme from the beautiful new prima romantique paper! then had to air brush a cream rose to match, the whole card started to take on quite an autumnal feel that I am really quite pleased with!!
Image - Magnolia stamp
DP - Prima Romantique
Flowers, seam binding, pearls and metal corner , Wild orchid crafts
Colouring medium - Copics, warm greys on edwin cool on tilda and roses are E09, YR21, Y11,21

The challenges I would like to enter are:
Papertake weekly - anything goes
charisma cardz challenge - inspired by a song: going to the chapel
stamp something - anything goes
magnolia stamp lovers - fall colours
crafty boots challenge - anything goes
Well thats all from me today!! have a great Sunday
Jacqui P x

Monday 5 September 2011

First Christmas card of 2011!!

Christmas is comeing the goose is getting fat!! hehe well the goose is probably only a little plump yet!! But I couldn't resist making a card with my Fabarooni new sugar nellie christmas stamps!! they are sooo cute!! I have coloured a few so far but only finished one card.
Isn't she lovely!!! I feel she is like a Disney princess and  she and that sweet little robin are singing to each other!! I know... I'm a sap!!! Lol Well I made all sorts of proclamations this year saying that my christmas cards were going to be modern and blue!! But deep down I knew I would resort back to Traditional, just didn't think it would be quite this soon!!! Lol!! This is also my first go at Bev's clouds, and although they aren't perfect I am pretty pleased!!! Hmm just had another look!! well maybe a bit more practice is called for!!! hehe.
Image is Sugar Nellie available at funky kits
Sentiment is Lili of the valley
Colouring is copics - here goes Reds, R29, 32, 35, 37, 39 Browns E70, 71, 74, 40 Greens G20, 40, 94, 85, 82, 99. wings BG0000.
DP's Memory box - tinsel
Flowers berries and metal corner Wild orchid crafts
Card candy - craft work cards
Ribbon - Ribbon oasis
And the large snowflake is a nestie.
And of course the beautiful sketch is Sugar nellie with added theme - one for the girls
The challenges I would like to enter are:
The sugar bowl challenge - sketch, and the one for the girls
Stamptacular - the skys the limit (anything goes)
craft your passion - anything goes with flowers
By the cute and girly - all things bright and beautiful
sweet stampin' challenge - anything but birthday
Well that's  me for today! hope you all have a great week! Don't forget I have candy!!
Jacqui P x

Saturday 3 September 2011

Basic grey - celebrations .. sorry I'm late!!

Phew my poor old laptop is seriously heading for the great computor shop in the sky!!!!
You know you have problems when you start talking to it, saying encouraging little remarks like "come on baby you can do it!" "just one more window please" "don't freeze, don't freeze, don't freeze puleeeeeze!!!" Lol and of course liberally peppered with " come on you pile of c*#p"!!! Rofl!!!
Oh please santa may I have a new 'putor for christmas!!
On a happier note MY SUGAR NELLIE STAMPS JUST ARRIVED!!!!!!!!! Wooooo Hooo!!! I forsee some super cute christmas cards in my near future!!!
Anyhoo on to the task at hand .... before  'putor breaths it's last!! This time over at Basicgrey challenges we would like to see you celebaration projects!! As always we have a fab prize from Simon Says Stamp of a $25 dollar gift cert!!
I chose Weddings, now at this point I would normally show the inside of the card but I havn't finished it yet!! ooops!!

Image and sentiment LOTV 
colouring copics,: C00, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09. BV20, 23, 25.
metal corner, lace and flower Wild orchid crafts
Ribbon pearls and ingredients for pin my stash
The challenges I would like to enter are:
Sweet stampin challenge - anything but birthday
charisma cards - anything goes
Well that's all from me!! don't forget I have scrummy calorie free blogaversary candy!!
Be well and have a great weekend!
Jacqui P x

Monday 29 August 2011


happy blogaversary to me, happy blogaversary to me!!! Lol!!
You may want to get a cuppa at this point, long post warning!!!
Well it's official, it's one year to the day, I jumped into this magical world full of candy, inspiration, challenges and the most wonderful people!!!
Before we get to the candy your dentist will approve of I have a wee card to share!!
And a wee peek inside, I don't know which is more crooked the pic or the layering!!!! Lol!!
I have to say I fell in love with this sketch from cute card thursday and it is definately going into my little folder on my desktop of fav sketches!!!! And don't you just Love love love this sweet Elisabeth Bell image!!! I have a storage desk that has loads of  drawers, and I have had to have a sort out recently because I needed a whole Elisabeth Bell drawer!!!!   I have coloured the image with my copics: trousers, W03, 05, 07, 09. Blouse T01, 03, 05. purples: BV 20, 23, 25. The DPs are a mix of anna griffin and the glorious black and white is Maja! matting is Bazzil victorian iris, I mention this because I searched for the longest time for a cardsock to match the copic BV's Flowers are Wild orchid crafts. and the little bird house charm was from ebay.
The challenges I would like to enter are
 Elisabeth Bells world - Bingo,  charm, ribbon and gems
Now on to the goodies!!! ... no not the comedians from the 70's!!.. phew showing my age again!!! Lol
Just a huge THANKYOU to all my followers and everyone who has been so good to me over the past year.. sorry I have to give a special shout out to Christine (Nana seaside) Who gave me help and advice, when I first started blogging and without whom I don't think I would have gotten this far!! Phew sounds like an Oscar speech!! Lol!! Thankyou Honey!! I love ya!! and now we're on the Totally Tilda team together!!! so to the Deets!!
That's about as arty as my photography gets!!! inc are:
1) LOTV. Christmas dance stamp from the new christmas range
1) fizzy moon, with love stamp
Some Wild orchid crafts flowers and christmas berries
oodles of ribbon.
To qualify just leave a comment (sorry no technology linky thingy for me!!)
Be or become a follower
spread the word and post my candy on your blog, Side bar will do fine.
on the 16th of September I will get No.1 son to pick a number out of the hat (or bowl!!)
Well oodles of love and hugs to you all!!
Jacqui xx

Sunday 28 August 2011

Back to school Tilda!!

Am I showing my age now!! Lol!!! Well over at Totally Tilda this fortnight we are looking for your back to school creations!! Up here in sunny Scotland the kids have been back for over a week, so the tears have died down a little (tears of happiness from the parents that is!!! ROFL!!) Now I didn't have a classic "school" Tilda (baaad Jacqui!!) but hopefully that will show that you can use your other Tildas for this theme!!
I thought this little Tilda looked reasonably "schoolish" albeit a slighty french school girl!! I am rather pleased with the way the colouring came out on this card!! Red is my nemesis, but I have recently taken the plunge with some neenah cardstock and I have to say that it has made an unbelievable difference to my colouring!!! I tried to colour in an image that I had stamped on my previous cardstock and could hardly bear it!!!

image magnolia Tilda
DP - basic grey Oxford
dies - spellbinders
colouring copics - C01,03,05,07,09 R32, 35, 37, 27, 39

The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
papertake weekly - dies to die for
Stamp something - back to school
Totally Gojuss - as you like it
Totally paper crafts - back to school
Allsorts challenge - back to school
paper play challenge -  back to school
Sassy studio designs - back to school
phew everyone had the same idea this week!!!
Please pop back later I will have some Blogaversary Candy!!!!! lets just say: LOTV,  Wild Orchid Crafts and fizzy moon!!
Jacqui P xx

Sunday 21 August 2011

Can you believe it 2 post in 1 day!!! That makes 3 post in 2 days!!!

Hi All, hope you are all haveing a fab sunday!! me and the family are having a wee BBQ with afternoon to try and make the most of the last of the summer!!
Well I have to slip this challenge in at the last min because over at cupcake craft challenges  they are celebrating their 3rd birthday and have oodles of prizes and candy to be won!!!
And the inside
The DP's are 1st addition desert bloom and are beautiful and glittered, the image and sentiment is LOTV, the flowers are Wild orchid crafts, the card candy is craftwork cards.

I would like to enter this card into:
Simon says stamp and show - bling (glittered paper, flowers, fairy and pearls)
Well I promise not to bug you again today!! Lol!! I will be listing some cards on ebay tonight!
Have a great evening!!
Jacqui P x

Woo Hoo 2 post in 2 days could mojo be back??!!!

Hello I hope your all having a smashing weekend so far!!! We seem to be having a last "hail Mary of a summer here in Dundee!!! the last 2 days have been Terrific!!! Ok not shorts and t-shirt warm but sunny and not cold!! Today I have a very exciting card for me!! I have been trying to get hold of this stamp for years!!!! and have been out bid on ebay more times than I care to count!!! But my lovely friend all the way over the pond Gail,  Lacey Lassy you really must go check out her blog, she has some amazing cards on show, and when you visit tell her Jacqui said to start entering some comps!!!!! lol!!! Anyhoo Gail sent me some fab images and oodles of goodies for my birthday, thanks again hun!! and I have coloured up 3 so far!! Watch this space!!!;) Although since then she has been released by Belles n whistles!!
Ooooohh isn't she lovely!!!!! and  a quick peek inside

 Boy have I enjoyed colouring her in!!!
Stamp - sugar nellie Pickin apples/ belles n whistles sweet apples
copics - So sorry I can't remember, I do remember that her dungerees were coloured with BG, 70, 72, 78 and....... I made a colour between 70 and 72 because they are my fav colours but I felt there was a shade missing!!!
Papers Echo Park - springtime
Flowers and seem binding - Wild orchid crafts
Card candy - craftwork cards
Sentiment  - LOTV!!

The challenges I would like to enter are:
Belles n' Whistles - anything goes
Sketch n' stash - Sketch
Oldie but a goodie - great outdoors (this is the origional sugar nellie rubber version)
Simon says stamp - food and drink (apples!)
Well thats all from me for now!! BTW I have a blogoversary coming up!!! Hmmmm do I smell candy?!!Lol!!
Have a great sunday!
Jacqui P x

Saturday 20 August 2011

Basicgrey challenge - anything goes

Hi all and a happy Saturday to you!!!
This week over at Basicgrey challenge we have a nice easy one!! anything goes:  As Long as it has a basicgrey product of course!  Well this is my fav kind of challenge!! Lol and I decided to ink up one of my new Magnolia stamps to take part!!
 And a little peek inside
I Didn't have a get well sentiment but I thought just sending love works!!!

Paper - Basicgrey Scarlets letter
Flowers and pearls - Wild orchid crafts
Copics - C000, 1, 3, R32, 35, 37. BG0000, 70
lace and ribbon from stash.

The challenges I would like to enter are:
Papertake weekly - Bingo: pearls ribbon and free

Well thats all from me today!! have a wonderful weekend!
thankyou so much for stopping by!
Jacqui P x

Sunday 14 August 2011

Totally Tilda challenge 29 - fit for a princess

I'm here!! Wooo Hooo!! Come on who stole the last few weeks!!! Well I know I have been a bad bloggeer lately between No.1 son on school hols, my Birthday, and still coming to grips with new Fibro Myalgia diagnosis and meds, I just don't know where the time has gone!!! Anyhoo I will try to be better, and Logan goes back to school this week so will have  a little now craft time!!
This week over at Totally Tilda Towers! we want to see all you cards that are fit for a princess!! this means either a princess Tilda or the word pricess or a crown or hey why not all three!!! hehe!!
So I have used princess Tilda, And she has her very own princess castle!! there is actually a ridiculous amount of sparkle on this card, with Stickles on the flowers and Hunkydory diamond sparkles on Tilda and the turrets and gate of castle! Just as usual my photography doesn't show it!! The Fab sentiment is by my Talented teamie Lynne at sentiments 4 you

Stamps- Princess Tilda, Castle is by paper artsy
Paper - Magnolia
Flowers and corner is Wild orchid crafts
Sentiment is from sentiments for you

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A spoonful of sugar - Happy Birthday
Totally gorjuss - Round and round (round sentiment)
Well that all from me, hopefully it won't be a whole week till we meet again!!
Jacqui P x

Saturday 6 August 2011

Basic grey DT- Sizzling summer - and my baby is home again!!!!!! OMG the Washing!!!!

Wooo Hooo happy saturday all!!! well yesterday was my birthday Woo hoo!! and I spent it alone Aaaaah!!! until 6.45pm when my baby came home from Annual camp after being away for 2 weeks!!! Wooo Hooooooooo!!!!!! but then I opened his kit bags this morning AAaaaarrrrrgggghhhh!!!!! Imagine if you dare a 13 coming up 14 year old boy, away from home for 2weeks, assault courses, parades, field craft (shimmying around in the mud in the woods!!) water sports and 30 degree heat!! yes peeps we ARE talking 20pairs of socks to say the least offensive thing all packed in with everything else!!!!! lets just say, me and the washing machine are going to be besties this week!!!!!
Anyhoo back to the business at hand (will be a quickie have an appt. with maching machine!!) over at Basicgrey challenges we have the challenge of  sizzling summer!! (not seen too much of that here in Dundee!!!) and as ever we have a Fabby prize of a $25 Dollar gift cert from Simon says stamp!!!
Sorry for the dreadful photography!!! Anyway I have used the beautiful sugar nellie/elisabeth bell, "Daisy"  The DP is basicgrey Hopscotch, image is coloured with my copics, the flowers and pearls are as always wild orchid crafts and the sentiment is LOTV.
Thankyou soo very much for popping by..... ho hum back to the stink pile...erm ..I mean washing!!
Wish me luck!!
Jacqui P x

Sunday 31 July 2011

Oh My Goodness... here goes!!! Totally Tilda DT- pearls, swirls, ribbon and lace

Hi all!  Well Here goes my first ever Totally Tilda DT post!!
If anyone has seen all the Fab Talent on the Design team you'll know why I'm nervous!! and if not .. Where have you been!!!!!! But I have to say I have been totally Blown away by the Fantastic welcome I have recieved!! what a great (and sometimes nutty .. in a good way honest!!) bunch of Gals!!! I have had such fun!! Well the challenge this week is a recipe! - pearls, swirls, ribbon and lace!! now I usually use a grand old heeping of various of these but it was real fun putting them all together!!
As usual a little peek at the inside!

I tried to go for something a little different, making the background black and white and colouring Tilda in subtle colours to match the DP and embellies!! then I tried to make the butterfly "pop" by colouring it in a much for vibrant tone and adding some stardust stickles!!

Image Magnolia - Hello little butterfly stamp
DP Raspberry Road - vintage doll
Flowers and pearls - Wild orchid crafts
Sentiment - LOTV
Colouring - clothes R0000, 000, 00. E70, 71. W0. background Cool greys. butterfly BG01, 05
Swirl - magnolia Do-hickey
Ribbon and lace from stash
Challenges I would like to Enter.
Stamp with fun - friends
Allsorts - free and easy July
craft your days away - summertime
craft us crazy - anything goes
crafts and me challenges - ribbon
Well that about it from me!! have a lovely Sunday!!
Jacqui P x

Sunday 24 July 2011

Sun Glorious Sun!!!!! and some exciting news!!!!

Wooo hooo!!! not only is it sunny 2 days in a row!!! but I have been asked by the lovely Susie Sugar to join one of my favourite challenges as a Design team member!!! thats right I am officially on the Totally Tilda DT!!!! Woooo Hoooo!!!!
So I though it right and fitting to show off a Tilda card I have made for the CLP challenge!!
This Ballerina Tilda stamp is one of my all time fav's!!! A quick peep inside:
Can anyone guess what my fav papers are at the mo? I'll give you a clue look back on my previous posts!! Lol!!
Recipe: Image - Magnolia ballerina Tilda
Papers: Graphic 45 - once upon a springtime
Flowers and pearls - Wild Orchid crafts
ribbon lace - stash
Colours: copic markers
The challenges I would like to enter are:
Stamp something - fav embellishment (flowers)
Allsorts - free and easy July
Well thats all from me, still missing my baby (for goodness sake don't tell him I called him that ROFL!!!) have a great whats left the weekend!!
Jacqui P x

Saturday 23 July 2011

pretty Lili of the valley - basic grey DT

Hi all!! happy Saturday!! Well I am feeling totally lost today, just waved my son Logan off for 2 weeks army cadets summer camp!! truly don't know what I will do without him!! longest we've been apart is a week and then he with his dad so didn't feel soo bad!! and to add to my misery afore mentioned dad and very lovely hubby is working in Norway at the mo. so totally alone for 2 weeks and it's my birthday in 2 weeks!! luckily Logan will be home the evening of my birthday so all is not lost!! Although I am sure he will arrive home VERY dirty and tired!!! Lol!!
Wow is it really 2 weeks gone by again!!! I think I am getting old!! Lol!!
Well it's another Basic grey challenge and this fortnight our challenge is a fabby sketch by the amazingly 
talented Heather
I must say I loved this sketch am am sure I will be using it again!! It's funny when I first started blogging and entering comps (blogoversary alert watch this space ;) I hated sketches and now I find it hard to do a card with out the inspiration they give me!!!!
and a quick peep at the inside, and a closer look at the sweet little fairy!!

Image Dandylion fairy - LOTV
Colours - copics greens BG93,95,99 sorry that's all I remember
Papers - Basic Grey Kioshi
Flowers and pearls - Wild orchid crafts
scrunchy lace - cuddly buddly crafts
Lace - stash
glitter - stickles
sentiment - Lotv

The challenges I would like to enter are:
Lilli of the valley - fun and games (blowing the dandylion clock loved this as a kid!!)
Magical monday - texture (lace glitter scrunchy lace and flowers)
Allsorts - free and easy July
Totally Gorjuss - Punch or die (use punch or die)
Crafts and me - add a flower
Well that all from me today!! thankyou for dropping by
Jacqui P x

Thursday 21 July 2011

Give me a "T I L D A" Yaaaaay!!!!!

Hi all just a quickie from me today
Well not too sure of this one if honest!! it looked bare before the flowers but not sure the flowers quite fit?!?! but hey ho, glued down now!!! the image is from the stamp club I am sure they will be hitting the shops any day now!! I have coloured with copics, BTW cult pens are offering a 10% discount at the moment with a code from Kenny K's Krafty girls!! the flowers and pearls are of course the marvelous Wild orchid crafts and the stars I cut out with my spellbinders. Sentiment is LOTV!
The Challenges I would like to enter are:
Just magnolia - Pink and Purple
Allsorts - free and easy july
cupcake inspiration - picci
Well that all from me today!! take care hope to see you soon!!
Jacqui P x

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Just for you with much love

Hi all, hope you are all well and not growing gills because of all the wet weather we're having Lol!!
Just a quick Lilli of the Valley card for you today
A closer look at the little sweetie!! you can just about see the glitter on her underskirt and hat!

Just kept the embellies fairly simple as I think the DCWV paper does most of the work!! I have added quite a lot of crystal stickles to the card and flowers, although as usual this doesn't show up in my photography!! the flowers and crystals are from wild orchid and the colouring is with copics, the blue is BG70, B0000, 00, 01 the pink is a real mix of R0000, 000, 00. V0000, 00.
The challenges I would like to enter are:
Lilli of the Valley - pink and blue
Papertake weekly - getting cute
Allsorts - free and easy july
Well short and sweet today thanks for popping by!
Jacqui P