Thursday, 22 December 2011

Merry Christmas!!

Just wanted to wish all my friends in blogland a very Merry Christmas and a 
Happy New Year,
Enjoy the festive season!!
Love Jacky xx

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Warm penguin

Eeek, not that long to go now... don't panic anyone!!

Over at CRAFT our new challenge this week is


which immediately made me think of a wallet for those last minute gift cards:

The cute image is 'Warm Penguin' from our sponsor this week Bows & Berries

Bows and Berries Digital Stamps

We also have another prize from My Creative Classroom too

My Creative Classroom

Here's a few more pictures:

Thanks for looking today and remember KEEP CALM - aaarrgghh.....

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Rock & Roll!!

Morning Folks!

Now, if like me, the very mention of the seasonal C word is beginning to make your heart sink and brain go into overdrive about things to do, why not head over to Here Come the Boys. Our new challenge starts today and we are going to


Perfect if you need a break from men in red suits!!

Here's my card for this one:

The image is Ethan Rock Star from Pollycraft which I coloured with promarkers to match the paper (antique from stash).

Here's a closer look:

Love this charm from Ewe2cancraft

Hope you can join us over at Here come the boys, we have a great prize on offer and this challenge is staying open until January 6th to give you plenty of time to enter!!

While you're over there don't forget to sign up for the Christmas candy (Linky on the sidebar) and also the Cricut prize draw which will be drawn on Christmas Eve if we get 500 followers!! Nice pressie!!

Whatever you have planned today, I hope it goes well!!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Hot Shot craft Spot - use promarkers
Squiggle Stamps - Celebrate
Totally papercrafts - Anything but Christmas
Crafty Catz - Anything goes

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Party Hats

Morning Folks!

Hope you're all keeping warm and cosy! A really quick post from me today to show you my quick card for the new sketch challenge that starts over at C.R.A.F.T. today. Here's the sketch:

The party hat image is from Glitterbabe who is one of our sponsors for this week - hope you can find time to join us!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Here comes Santa Claus.....

Evening Folks!
Crickey , what a nightmare I had trying to get a decent picture of this card this afternoon!
Still not sure I've managed it but anyhow...
I made this yesterday for my husband for Crimbo. The stamp is a clear one from a pack by Habico which I fell in love with 2 years ago in rubber when they were going for silly money on ebay. I'm not sure but I don't think Habico done the original (???) . By the time I managed to find this set at a more realistic price, it was too late to use it and then last year I forgot about it (Shame on me) so this is it's first outing into the big wide world!! This card is very loosely based on the tag on the front of last months Craft Stamper magazine, I decided it would be good for me to do something challenging...Halfway through I began to think I was mad but after another cup of tea I got there and I'm pleased with how it turned out:

Hope you can see this!!

Craft Stamper Magazine - December 2011 - with free clear cover stamp designed by Jill Tuck

The image was heat embossed with silver embossing powder and then inked over with distress ink. The kraft coloured corrugated card is from some packaging. It was dry brushed with white acrylic paint and then the edges were inked and torn. The pale blue paper was dry embossed through the cuttlebug using a papermania folder and then dry brushed with paint, followed by tearing and inking the edges. Then added a couple of lines of stitching to add interest.

Mounted onto a piece of very precious Basic Grey Blitzen paper which I have been hoarding and added a ribbon knot and charm to the bottom. The tag at the top says Believe and has been inked over with a promarker because it was a bit too shiny!!

Just hope my husband likes it now!!!

As usual I can't resist a challenge:

The ribbon Girl - jingle all the way to Xmas
Crafty Cardmakers - Heat Embossing
Hooked on Crafts - Winter Wonderland
Oldie but a goodie - Xmas - No red or green
Everybody Art - Santa Claus
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - masculine Holiday card
Scrap Creations - Xmas cards
Fab N funky - Anything goes
Divas By Design _ Anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie - Anything goes
For Fun challenges - Christmas cards
Basic Grey Challenges - lost & Found (recycled corrugated packaging and Blitzen paper)
Aud Sentiments - Christmas & Sentiment ( I hope Believe is OK)
Rainbow Lady - Christmas Carols
( Here comes Santa or In the Bleak mid winter because of the colours & Snowflakes)
The ABC challenge - E for Embossing ( wet & dry!!)
Delightful Sketches - let it snow
Stamp & Create - Vintage
Crafty Calendar - Cold & Frosty
By the cute & Girly - Let it snow
Just for fun - Winter
The Craft Garden - Recipe ( I used snowflakes, kraft, ribbon, charm & paint)
Raise the Bar - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Totally papercrafts - Let it snow
Sweet Stampin - Snow Something
Stamptacular Sunday - Colour challenge
Sparkles Forum - One you love at Xmas
Addicted to stamps - Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Anything goes

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Santa spotting

Morning Everyone!
Oh golly gosh, time to get the first door open on the old advent calendar and attack the chocolate!!
It's also time for another challenge at CRAFT, I swear they are coming around faster and faster!!

This week we'd are challenging you to show us your


& we are sponsored by Crimson Cloud & Laurettas Digital Stamps.

I've made a decorated candle:

Image is Penny Black - Santa Spotting

I'm also loving this new red and green Christmas Baker's Twine which I got from ebay!! I have tried to be good this year and use up old Christmas stash but this just screamed BUY ME!!

Thanks for visiting today and don't forget to look at the rest of the DT's great projects at CRAFT !

A few challenges -
Pixie Cottage - Xmas Decorations
Crafts 4 Eternity - Xmas Decorations