Monday, 30 May 2011

Your little monster!!!

Morning Folks!
I'm trusting Mr Blogger to post this today, so I do hope he is on his best behaviour!
It's time for another new challenge over at Lexi's Creations, can you guess what it is from the inside of my card??

Yep! It's FATHER'S DAY!!

Here's the front view, the cute monster is by Lexi and he is called Wip, you can find him here with the rest of the Fuzzie Wuzzie collection.
I'm afraid I don't know what any of the papers are - I was good and used up some odds and ends from my scraps box - smiles and polishes halo - LOL!!! Sorry the photo isn't very sharp, me and the camera weren't exactly working as a team when I took this!!

Thanks for popping over today, please visit the rest of the DT at Lexi's Creations and check out the lovely prize on offer from Letraset!!

Sunday, 29 May 2011

HCTB Challenge 3 : Sailing ship

Morning Folks!

I can't believe it is Sunday again already and I'm even more surprised that we are about to start challenge 3 over at Here Come the Boys - it doesn't seem 5 minutes since we first started!!

This time we'd like to see creations for

Father's Day (or Hubbys / Partners)

We are being sponsored by our fabulous DT Member
Lynne Salmon and her Online Craft Shop!

Here's my card:

My Dad loves anything to do with the sea so I've used a new stamp that I thought would be perfect for him from Crafty Individuals called Navigation. I've only stamped out a couple of the elements from the plate. The backing paper is yonks old from HOTP, the charm is from Ewe2cancraft, attached with garden string! I only had quite bright gold card candy, so I've given it a coat of gold marker pen to dull it down a bit!! I've also decorated the inside- it is for a special occasion after all!!

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

Creative Craft challenges: Blue, brown and cream
Creative Card Crew: Anything goes
Charisma Cardz: Boy Oh Boy
Totally Gorjuss: Strings the thing
Craft Your Days Away: Father's Day / special man
My Partner in Crafting Crime: Twine, Jute or String
Dream Valley Challenges: Stamp something

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Hoot the Owl Notebook

Good morning Folks!

Thanks to everyone who joined us over at CRAFT for our blogoversary celebrations last week, don't forget to check my last post to see if you won a fab prize!!

Our new challenge this week is:


I really enjoy altering things and I had the perfect recent purchase in my stash which I picked up in wilkinsons a couple of weeks ago for about 40p. A lovely battleship grey hardbacked note book, not exactly inspiring....

but I have turned it into this:

I've used "Study Owl" from Meljens who are also our sponsors this time - you could be the lucky winner of 4 digi stamps

The backing paper is by Doodlebug and the stitched ribbon is from my stash. The dark brown textured ribbon for the corners is recycled from a posh box of chocs!!

Hope you like to transform things please try to join us at CRAFT this week!

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

Patties Creations designs: No, no, no cards
Polka Doodles: Anything but a card
Crafty Catz: Anything goes
2 sisters: Use a digi
Challenge up your life : recycling (ribbon corners)
DigiDoodle Shop: Anything goes
Truly Scrumptious: Anything goes
Fresh Brewed: Anything but a card
Creative card crew: Anything goes
Creative craft challenges: Blue, brown and cream
& A spoonful of sugar: Things with wings

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The lucky winner is.....

Thank you to everyone who left such lovely comments on my card for the CRAFT blog hop last week, they were very much appreciated!!
Sadly, there can only be one winner, so I decided the fairest way was to use Mr Random and have 1 entry per person ( a couple of people left 2 comments - LOL!!) . So, here we go the lucky winner of 4 images of choice from


Congratulations Anne, please get in touch with Jo at

to sort out your prize.
Please don't forget to check if you are a winner on the other DT posts,
Bye for Now
Love Jacky x

Thursday, 19 May 2011

We're celebrating at CRAFT!!

This week at CRAFT Challenge we are celebrating our 2nd Blogaversary in style. Our challenge this week is Happy Birthday! (to Us) to fit in with this celebration. Please link your project to InLinkz as per usual.
To celebrate we will also be doing a Blogaversary Blog Hop with many sponsors and prizes on the way. To be in with having a chance of winning these prizes, you will need to leave a comment on our (G)DT's blogs, a winner will be chosen randomly at each stop.We will also leave a word at each stop, with which we would like you to form a sentence. So, don't forget to collect a word on each stop as well! After you have collected all these words, form a sentence with them and enter your sentence in a comment on our CRAFT Challenge blog. We will obviously not allow comments to be posted during this week to stop any cheating, lol!
You should have started at CRAFT Challenge and come from Gemma's blog. If you did not, please go back to the stops before that you have missed.
My word is: fun

My sponsor for the blog hop is Meljen's Designs, and the prize you can win on my stop is 4 images of choice from her shop. Here's my card for this special week using ' Birthday cake mouse' from Meljens - isn't he (or she??) so cute!!

Just as a reminder, here is your route to follow for the blog hop. You should start and end at the CRAFT Challenge blog.
CRAFT Challenge
Jo's digistamp blog
Claire (GDT)
Jacky (you're here!)
Nikki (GDT)
Tigerlover (junior DT)
CRAFT Challenge

So, join in with us this week to be in with a chance of many prizes and we hope you enjoy the journey! Your next stop is Jo. Don't forget to leave a comment if you want to have a chance of winning the prize on my stop!!

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

Diva's by Design: One for the girls
Truly Scrumptous: Anything goes
Pixie Cottage: Pink & Girlie
Paper pretties: Include flowers
Creative card crew: Cute and girly
Critter sketch: Hip to be square
A spoonful of sugar: Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles: Tic Tac toe(I used a digi, die cut and glitter on the candles)
Paper Sundaes: Birthdays
Dream Valley: Old and new (old flowers, new image)
Addicted to stamps: Pink and brown
Sweet stampin: Spots, stripes and sparkle (gems and glitter)
One stop craft: Ice cream (strawberry and chocolate)
Craft us crazy: something new (image) & fav embellishment (flowers)
Stamp something: Anything goes
Pennys Papercrafting: Anything goes
By the cute and girly: Anything goes
Charisma Cardz: birthdays in Pink

Monday, 16 May 2011

Little ladybird!

Morning Folks!
I do hope this cute little face brightens your day,
it's my DT card for the new challenge at Lexi's Creations which is


Obviously I've gone down the spotty route using Baby Ladybug from Fairy Dust Crafts who are also our sponsors this time! I printed the image on to white, red and cream card, then paper pieced the red shell. The face has been cut out of the cream image and has foam pads on the back to add depth. The shell has been covered with glossy accents to make it nice and shiny. It's a bit hard to see in the photo but the image is mounted onto shiny black card and then a white piece of card that has been embossed with a 'Seeing spots' cuttlebug folder. Double mounted and finished with a ribbon and a few gems in the corners.

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

Daring cardmakers: The Darling buds of My
2 sisters: How does your garden grow?
Stamp something: Anything goes
Sew many challenges: Anything goes
Cute card Thursday: Distressing (edges are inked!)
Crafty Creations : Anything goes
Incy Wincy: Clean and simple
Craft your Passion: Cutie Pattotie
Simon Says Stamp and show: Old wives tales-
red ladybirds bring you luck, and
if a ladybird enters your house a visitor will come

Sunday, 15 May 2011

HCTB Sketch challenge - Vintage car

Morning Folks!
I do hope that Mr Blogger is behaving himself now and manages to post this for me while I catch a few extra zzz's in bed!!

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for our first ever challenge at 'Here Come the Boys' , all of the design team were surprised and thrilled to bits that so many people joined us!
Our second challenge is sponsored by Sarah Pinnington, who is a Stampin up demonstrator, so it's another lovely prize!!

This time we'd like to see what you can do with the following sketch:

Here's my take on it, rotated and mirrored but I think you can still recognise the sketch!
This was quite a quick and easy card, no colouring involved! The vintage car image is from a sheet of Graphic 45 paper, there are 15 cars on a sheet so great for bulk makes!! The backing papers are from the Prima Moulin Rouge pad, love the rich dark colours and they are surprisingly good for male cards. The greeting stamp is stamped onto the inside of an old kraft coloured envelope, love the texture. The edges have been inked to blend everything together.

Thanks for popping by today and don't forget to check out the other fab creations by the rest of the DT girls and join us here.

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Creative Craft challenges: Distressed / Vintage

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Little spaceman

Gosh folks, I can't believe it is Thursday already!!
I haven't had much time to craft this week but I have managed to finish my DT card for CRAFT where our new theme is:


I have used an image from Digital Delights, who kindly sponsored our 'Star of the Month' for April, it's called Billy and Rocket 2.

I've coloured the image with promarkers and then added glossy accents over the face to make it look like a visor. The paper is an odd sheet from DCWV and the rub on super star sentiment was a free gift from a magazine years ago!! It's finally come in useful!!

The prize for this challenge is a gift voucher from Truly Madly Crafty . I do hope you can join us this week and a quick shout out because next week is going to be extra special:

Thanks for looking !

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Stamp something: Use a digi
Sweet stampin: Childhood memories -
making rocket models with lego and old washing up liquid bottles!!
Challenge up your life: travel - I hope space travel counts!!
Saturday Challenge: Dust off your stash -
the paper, brad and rub on are practically antique!!
The Crazy Challenge: Anything goes
Pollycraft Monday: Boyz to Men

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Martini Girl

Morning Folks!
Hope you are all OK!!
Quick scheduled post today to let you know that it's time for another challenge over at CRAFT. This time we are sponsored by Digi's with Attitude who are offering $10 CAD of digi images as a prize. This weeks challenge is to use the following sketch:

I used 'Martini' from our sponsors, not my usual style but I think sometimes it is good to get out of the old comfort zone! Here she is, love that expression, think we have all seen that at some point in our lives!! "Just one for the road" sprung to mind!!

Here's a closer look at the fab charm from Ewe2 can craft

Thanks for looking today, I do hope you can come over and join us at CRAFT, incidentally we are celebrating our 2nd Blogaversay in a couple of weeks which will be extra special !!

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

Craft your passion: Anything goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges : Something beginning with C (cocktail, charm cheers!!)
Ooh la la: Tres Chic
(Think this lady was looking chic at the beginning of the evening!!)
Pear Tree Designs: Free for all
I love promarkers: Song title - Lady in Red by Chris de Burgh
Divas by Design: Anything goes
Rainbow lady: Lady in red
Have a great day,

Monday, 2 May 2011

Scruffles Friendship card

Happy Bank Holiday Monday Folks!!
I'm loving these long weekends - could get sooo used to them!!

Anyway, mustn't forget that it is Monday so time for another fab challenge over at
For this fortnight we'd like to see


We have a fantastic promarker prize from Letraset up for grabs!!

Here's my card using Scruffles from Fairy Dust Crafts

Very simple but he is so cute, I think it looks OK?? Would be fine for a quick hello or little message to a friend.
The paper is some very old xmas paper from my stash, some silver matt board and the dog bowl charm is from Ewe2can craft. Scruffles is coloured with promarkers and then cut out and mounted on foam pads to give a bit of depth.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget we'd love to see your projects over at Lexi's Creations

I'd also like to enter this into the Free for All challenge at Pear Tree Designs

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Here come the Boys!!

Good Morning Folks!!

Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend - I certainly could get used to these short weeks!!
I'm very happy this morning because it is the opening challenge over at

The countdown is over and we are ready to begin the fun!!

Thank you to everyone who has followed us already and congratulations to our lucky candy winners. If you weren't one of the lucky winners we have a great prize for our first challenge from Ewe 2 can Craft so please join us!

I like to shop at:

For our first challenge it's nice and easy...


but remember your project is for a male!!!

I changed my mind about 3 times on this one, but finally settled for a faithful old Penny Black stamp which I love using for male cards combined with a new text stamp from Docrafts which I think goes with it rather well!

Here's a closer look, not a great pic but the hat and candles have been blinged up a little with some yellow stickles.

Thanks for looking and please do try to come over and join the fun at

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

Tuesday throwdown: Use brads/ Eyelets
PartyTime Tuesdays: Anything goes
M.A.W.T.T. Anything goes
Birthday Sundaes: Anything goes

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!