Thursday, 27 January 2011

A little birdie told me....

Morning Folks!
Hope you're all bright eyed and bushy tailed!!
We have a fantastic tutorial on the C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week by our lovely team mate Annette showing you how to make an unusual gatefold card with a tag insert.
Here's my take on it:

This was great fun to make but a real pain to photograph!!
Here it is with the tag unfolded:
Close up of the layered flowers:

We'd love to see your gatefold cards so please join us at C.R.A.F.T and you could win 2 digi stamps from our sponsor:

I've used their 'Birds on a Branch' image which was a pleasure to colour!!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
One stop Craft Challenge - More than 1 fold
Oh la la creations - 3 of a kind (3 bird images & 3 flowers!!)
& Fab N funky - Delight in your digi
Thanks for dropping by!!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Valentine Bear!

The DT over at Lexi's Creations have some fabulous
to show you this week, so please pop over and visit them !
My card is quite clean and simple as it is intended for a male recipient
and Hubby isn't one for bunches of roses - LOL - hope he doesn't read this!!!
The image is called Valentines Bear and he's been coloured with promarkers.
I decoupaged the little balloons to add a bit of depth. The backing panels are embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss dots and Kimmy Luvs folders.

Finishing touch, heart charm on some fluffy fibre!

Hope you can join us at Lexi's this week, we have a nice prize on offer from
Fairy Dust Crafts !

So now for the challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Valentines
Passion for promarkers - All you need is love
Tuesday morning sketches - Heavy Metal (charm)
Creative card crew - For Men (this is for my husband!)
Creative Craft World - Cute and cuddly
Pixie Cottage - Who do you love
I Love promarkers- Sweet & Simple
Fab n Funky - Animal Magic
Totally papercrafts - Add a heart (embossing and little gems)
Teddy Stampers - Anything goes
Craft your days away - Love
Stamp Something - Cute somethings
Whoopsi daisy - Valentines & Love
Cupcake Inspirations - Valentine cupcake inspiration
Bunny Zoes Craft Challenges - Love is in the air
Reasonable ribbons - Hearts
& Pollycraft - black, white and red (hope a grey bear is ok?)

Off for a cuppa now!!

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Movie Star !

Hello Folks!
Hope your weekend is going well, I'm having a bit of a PJ's and slippers morning :-) !!
Here's my card for O.S.A.A.T this week , where this week it's ANYTHING GOES
Some of the DT got to play with images from our sponsor, Kenny K.
Not my usual style but once I had got over the initial colouring panic,
I really enjoyed using this Diva who is called Movie Star!!
It also gave me an excuse to play hunt the star embellishments in my stash -
the embossing folder is by Papermania
the large silver glittery stars are gift tags from Wilkos
Matt silver stars are chipboard but not quite sure where from and
buttons are Doodlebug!

Here's a closer look:

If you'd like to win yourself some Kenny K images, head on over to OSAAT
for all the details!

As usual I'd like to enter some challenges!!

The Crafty Pad - Something girly!

Paper Cutz - Free choice!

The Crazy Challenge - Buttons

& Pennys Paper Crafty Challenges - Anything goes
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Karate Kid

Morning folks - Thursday again!
Looking on the bright side we are one day closer to the weekend!
It's also challenge time again at C.R.A.F.T.
We have a fun challenge for you this time:
Martial Arts / Sports
We have a fantastic prize on offer from our very own Jo!
I must admit that I was lacking inspiration for this challenge until I found this
Karate Teddy from Tinker & Co ( Toffee Bear Dress Up - CD 2)
There is nothing like using a bear to inspire me!!

Great image to decoupage - not too tricky to cut out!!

Of course I'd like to enter some challenges too!!
Crafts and Me - Monochrome
Creative Craft Challenges - Monochromatic madness
Fab N Funky - Animal magic
Pear Tree designs - free for all!
& Incy Wincy - Bears, bears, bears
Thanks for taking the time to visit, see you soon!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Another Award!!

I was thrilled to bits when my lovely team mate at CRAFT, Kevin sent me this award -

Thank you Kevin!!
I have to pass this award on to 5 other people whose blogs I like to visit,
which was a tough choice because there are so many
fab blogs!!
Anyways, I decided to go for some friends who I first 'meet' on the Trimcraft forum!
So here goes:
Tracey (Lalky Girl) - Fellow Lexi's DT member who produces
an amazing number of beautiful cards !!
Rozzy - Lexi's DT co ordinator
Thank you for your encouragement ;-)
Eileen - Eiglas
Very talented lady with a great sense of humour too!!
Jo - Trimgym
Fellow Trimmie and the hard working CRAFT team leader!
& Betty (Cherub)
Keep blogging hun!!
I'm now meant to tell you 3 things about me that you don't know

1. Hubby has banned me from visiting pet shops alone, I just look at the little faces and want to adopt everything!

2. I'm an Essex girl !

3. I have adopted a donkey at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth .

He is called Timothy

Hope you like your awards ladies and looking forward to finding out 3 things about you!!!

Love Jacky x

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Arthur playing!

Just a quick post today to tell you about this weeks challenge at C.R.A.F.T.

We'd like to see your creations with


Here's my first attempt at a penny slider card, using this gorgeous kitty from

The Digi Stamp Boutique called Arthur playing.

He so reminds me of my new Furry Nephew, also called Arthur, who eats everything in sight!!

He'd love a ball of wool to attack!

Spot the difference, it does move!!!

We have a great sponsor this week

The prize is any 3 digistamps from Claires range.

So I hope you can get your thinking caps on and join us at CRAFT !

As usual I can't resist entering a couple of challenges:

The Crafty Pad - Birthday

& The Crazy challenge - Animals

Must dash!!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Say it with Love!

Like lots of others, I'm not in a good mood as I write and schedule this post for Monday morning - it's my first full week at work this year and I'd rather be hibernating! I know that lots of other peeps have been working all over the holidays but I still feel an Eeyore gloom coming on!!
Anyway to cheer up the day a bit, I'd like to share this cute little fellow:

He is called (unsurprisingly) I love You Bear and I have used him on my DT card for the latest challenge at Lexis Creations which is:
Our sponsor this time is Letraset, so a great prize for promarker fans like me!!
Here's the finished card, complete with fetching bow salvaged off of a choccy xmas reindeer!! The papers are by Forever Friends from an old decoupage kit.
As usual I'd like to enter some challenges:
I love Promarkers - recycle (bow from chocs)
Teddy Stampers - Celebrations (Valentines Day / anniversary)
Stamp Something - Use a digi
Wags n Whiskers - Valentines
Easy Craft Projects - Use only old stash (nothing new on this one!!)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Love is in the air
Crafty Cardmakers - Use red and a die cut
Thanks for looking and I hope you can join us over at Lexi's Creations this time!

Hope your Monday isn't too gloomy!!

Sunday, 9 January 2011


Evening Folks!! I know 2 posts in one day, now that hasn't happened for quite a while!
This afternoon, I decided to break away from doing DT cards and do a card to join in with the House Mouse Monday Blog hop. I've been following the blog for a while but this is the first time I have joined in. The stamp is a new purchase called Blankey and it seemed appropriate for the New beginnings challenge.

Here is the little cutie in a bit more detail:

The pictures aren't great because I had to use flash - roll on spring!!

I'd also like to enter this one into the following challenges too:

Sketch & Stash - Sketch ( New stamp, old papers!)
Craft your Passion - Anything goes
Simon Says - New beginnings
Creative Card Crew - New Beginnings
Cute Card thursday - Out with the old (Papers, ribbon and charm are all old!)
STamp Insanity - Hardcore hardware
MAWTT - Ring out the old, ring in the new (Old papers & embellis & new stamp)
Paper Cutz - Include metal
Sarah Hurley Challenges - New Beginnings
Crafty Calendar - New Beginnings
Creative Craft world - Anything goes
CES - All creatures great & small
Let's Ink it up - Anything goes
Card Ideas - Something old, something new
Bee Crafty - what's New? (stamp)
Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge 93
& The Fuzzy wuzzy challenge - Anything goes

Thanks for looking, off to do some dinner now!!

Baby Cupid

Happy Sunday Everyone, hope your weekend is going well.
The challenge over at O.S.A.A.T this week is sponsored by Digis with Attitude
and the theme is
Here's my card:

I got to play with this great silhouette digi by Stitchy called Baby Cupid. The red frame is cut using my new Marianne Creatable die I got from my sister for Xmas - thanks Sharon!! The red card glimmers but it does show up too well in the photo! The background paper is by Forever Friends, the little buttons are from Hobbycrafts sale and the piece of ribbon is from a stash swap ages ago!!

Thanks for looking!

Now for the challenges LOL!!

MAWTT - Ring out the old, ring in the new

Paperplay - Clean and simple

Wags n whiskers - Valentines

Stamp Something - Use a digi

Craft Your days away - Anything goes

Card Ideas - Something old, something new

Bee crafty - What's New (buttons, marianne die)

Papertake Weekly - Anything goes

& The Creative Cottage - Something new

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Have a Mice Day !

Happy New Year Everyone!!
I'm just about getting back into the swing of crafting and blogging again!!
We have a fantstic sketch challenge to start off the New Year over at C.R.A.F.T.

Our lucky winner will be getting 4 stamps of their choice from Meljens!!

The C.R.A.F.T. team were also lucky enough to get to play with a Meljens image, I have used Cheesy Mouse which is just sooo cute and fab to colour!

The papers are a mixture from my stash, the little buttons are by Papermania and the ribbon is from Craftwork cards, it came in a goody bag that just happened to fall into my shopping basket before Christmas!!

I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Digi stamps 4 joy: Button Up
Saturday Challenge: Buttons & Bows
The Creative Challenge: Use something new (the ribbon is a recent purchase!)
Sparkles Forum: Something new (the ribbon is a recent purchase!)
Papertake weekly: Anything goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie : Button me a ribbon animal
Do you stack up? : buttons
& Fab N funky: Anything goes!