Saturday 31 July 2010

Dotties World - Going to the movies

Great theme this week at Dotties World ~ Going To The Movies.  I couldnt resist using Hitchcocks The Birds as my inspiration.  Paper is a digi from somewhere I have forgotten I have had it so long, embossed the yellow card and found some mosaic tiles in an old tub from Ria's stuff from about 8 years ago!  Sorry cant give more details as I'm off to get ready to go out but had to get this entered before it was too late.  TFL

Friday 30 July 2010

a gift

I have made this book as a gift for our neighbours who are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary, it is actually today but they are having a big party tomorrow to which we have been invited so I have made this book so that people can leave them messages and they will then have a keepsake of the occasion.  They dont know about the book and I have given it to their daughter so that it can be at the party ready for guests when they arrive.  They have specified no presents so I thought this would be nicer than nothing and its something everyone can be involved in.  I kept the whole decoration quite simple, I have used cream glittered card for the cover and the tags which are actually all cut from mountboard and then covered, the tags have been inked with gold ink, the flowers are from my stash (from a recent blog candy) the leaves were punched and then I added the names and corner peeloffs and some gold and cream organza ribbon. 

Inside I have typed a front page which I then mounted on to more of the glitter card and then finished off by adding some more corner peeloffs.  I must say I am pleased with the end result and I took my time as I really didnt want to make mistakes with this one!  It doesnt look like it took me ages but I spent forever working out colours and then trying to work out the best placement of the tags was a real nightmare! and as for the flowers I tried sooooo many different combinations of numbers and leaves you wouldnt believe! lol  Well thanks for stopping by and looking.   It was nice to use my bind it all as havent used it in a while!, mind you I think Ria has got plans for making books as gifts for friends for christmas so could be getting busy with it soon! lol xx

Thursday 29 July 2010

Crafty Sentiments Digital Designs Challenge 4

Ok its Thursday and that means its challenge time over at Crafty Sentiments Digi Design Blog and this week the challenge is to add 2 (or 2 types) of embellishments we are lucky enough to be being sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads too.  The DT have produced some fabulous work so dont forget to visit them all and see just how busy they have been.

For my card I have used the delightful Pat as a Mermaid available to purchase at Crafty Sentiments Store and I have coloured her using copics and tried my hand at the feathering technique of colouring.  I based my colours around the disney character or Ariel the little mermaid.  My papers are Me & My Big Ideas, flowers are Prima E-line the charm is actually an old necklace with a broken chain adn the peeloff lettering is a metallic green/blue colour so fitted perfectly with the card, I added a little bit of stickles Iced lace to the flower centre too.  Ok thats my card now pop over to Crafty Sentiments Digi Design Blog and check out our challenge and hopefully take part too, 'Go on You know You want to!'

I'm also putting this card into the following challenges;
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #93 ~ Fairytales (little mermaid)
Bee Crafty challenges  #34 ~ at the beach
Create 4 Fun #30 ~use flowers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts #2 ~ Summer Days
Digital Tuesday Challenge #64 ~ Dazzle Me (metallic peeloff, charm & stickles)
The Crazy Challenge ~ All About Birthdays


Saturday 24 July 2010

Anya Ink #5 Christmas in July & Sketch and stash #40

I havent taken part in the challenges over at Anya Ink for a while now so thought it was about time and I combined it with the challenge this week over at Sketch and Stash.

Anya Ink # 5 ~ Christmas in July so I used my winter Anya, coloured with copics and then I used some Craft Planet glitter glue in irridescent sparkle and her boots are sakura glaze.

Sketch and Stash # 40 ~ this is all made using old stash, last years christmas papers which are MME, the cord is a freebie from the docrafts magazine from last christmas and the little metal snowflake I have had for absolutely ages.


Time to go 'Hopping'

Yes it Saturday and time to join us at Crafty Sentiuments Digi Design for our first Blog Hop.  You should have got to me from Ambers blog if not be sure you go to the Crafty Sentiments Digi Design blog to make sure you dont miss anyone out.

Today there are more new releases ~ Pat & Boo Bear, arent they adorable and if you want to be in with a chance of winning the complete set then you have to join us on our hop, leave all the fabulous DT ladies a bit of love, leave a comment on the main Crafty Sentiments Dig Design Blog, become a follower of the blog and mention the hop on your blog and then you'll be entered into a draw.
I think you'll agree they are all adorable and wait till you get round to all the DT members and see their stunning projects for your enjoyment and inspiration.

My first project is this picture frame which I have made from scratch (tutorial to follow soon over at the crafty Sentiments Digi Design blog) and I have used the adorable Pat sat dangling her feet in the water.  I added diamond glaze and glitter to the water for more effect and Pat is coloured in using copics.  Lettering is cut using sizzix tag along alphabet dies, flower is a sizzix die and the dragonfly is from my daughters stash! (well the frame is a gift for her friend!lol)
I would also like to enter this frame into the following challenge;
Stamp Something ~ Flowery

My second project uses the gorgeous image of Boo Bear with his ballons and for this I decided to make an envelope bag (I know they were popular a while back but I never got round to making one then so felt it was about time I gave it ago!lol)  Anyway I have coloured Boo using copics, the papers are all My Minds Eye from the Bloom & Grow collection and the sentiment is TGF from the Spotlight collection, the eyelets and organza ribbon are from my stash.  Really liked how simple these envelope bags are to make and can see them making great party bags especially with Boo on them.
I would also like to enter this bag in the following challenges;
Papertake Weekly ~ Cutie Patootie
Crafty Sentiments #  A sketch
Incy Wincy Designs #51 Alter something ~ an envelope
Digital Tuesday Challenge ~ Happy Birthday
Well thats my projects for this hop now you should be hopping over to Axa's blog to see the wonderful projects she has made for you.  Thanks so much for stopping by and dont forget to leave your comments along the way to be in with a chance of winning that adorable collection of images. 'Go on You know You want to!'

The full order for the blog hop should be;

Jac (that's me! lol)
Have fun! x

Thursday 22 July 2010

Crafty Sentiments Digital Designs Challenge 3

Ok its Thursday which means its challenge 3 over at Crafty Sentiments Digi Design and the challenge this week is to use 3 different design papers on your card/project.
I have used the adorable Toby with Present from the recent new releases available at the Crafty Sentiments Store, he is coloured with copics and a tiny bit of sakura stardust, the papers are Papermania left over christmas bits from a couple of years ago, the tiny stars are punched from gold card using a Tonic Studio punch, the mat is cut with nesties and the embossed holly is from a Big Shot cut'n'emboss envelope seal folder.  Dont forget to go and check out the fabulous work that the other DT members have made and then come and join us for Challenge 3, 'Go on You know You want to!'

Also On Saturday over at Crafty Sentiment Digi Design we are having our very first blog hop and there are even more wonderful new releases available so make a note of it in your diary and come hopping with us.

I am also entering my card for the following challenges
Stamp Something ~ Something Digital

Tuesday 20 July 2010


Yes thats right we are having a blog hop over at Crafty Sentiments Digi Design this weekend and not only are we hopping but there are some more wonderful releases too! So be sure to come on over and check it out. 

Here is a preview of all the new to be released images.
Just wait till you see what the DT have come up with. Awesome work all round, you'll love it.

So Dont forget to pop over to Crafty Sentiments Digi Design and join us for some hopping at the weekend.  'Go on You know You want to!'

Monday 19 July 2010

Dotties World ~ That Summer Feeling with a Prize

Ok I have missed the last couple of Dotties World challenges due to work commitments so I knew I had to take part in this weeks although my card doesnt look particularly summery, summer is definately a good season to be fishing! (thats my excuse anyway) I have made an easel card (only me 2nd attempt) and I wanted to use a circle so make it a bit more different (for me anyway!) as this was also part of the challenge. I have used the image of George fishing from the Sporty George collection, George always manages to make me smile. I have coloured him with copics and sakura then added some diamond glaze to his hat and waders for extra effect, paper is papermania from my scraps drawer and I've added a button, peeloff lettering and a border cut using Tonic Studios punch. Now as I mentioned in the title there is a prize this week for taking part but to find out more you need to pop over to Dotties World and get the low down.

Normal service should be resumed shortly just been a bit busy getting some DT pieces sorted, really doesnt pay me to go away for a few days always so much to catch up on after! Thanks for stopping by. x

Saturday 17 July 2010

Crafty Sentiments Digital Designs New Release Day

Good morning bloggers on this glorious sunny day and today sees the release of some great new digi images which are available NOW over at the Crafty Sentiments Store, these super cute images are Flopsy & Toby and they are great fun to colour.
Do pop over to the CS Digi Designs Blog and check them out and check out the gorgeous creations that the rest of the DT have made (links to their blogs are in my sidebar at the top). I have used the super cute Toby with flowers and he is coloured with copics (of course!) The gingham paper is a digi freebie I picked up a long time ago, sentiment is a stamp and the ribbon, flower and brad are all from my stash.
Not only are these wonderful images available to buy at the CS Store but there is a chance that if you leave us a comment on the CS Digi Blog some of you will get chosen to win this cute Teddy in a Stocking freebie.

And to top that ONE lucky person who leaves a comment, becomes a follower of the CS digi blog and links their blog to the new releases will be chosen to win the adorable Toby In a Bag which was showcased this week on the CS digi blog for our challenge number 2.

So pop over to the CS digi blog for the full low down on how to win and dont forget to pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Store and grab yourself some real cuteness (all very reasonoably priced I must add too!) Go on You know You WANT to.

Thursday 15 July 2010

Crafty Sentiments Digital Designs Challenge 2

Ok here we go this is my first card as a member of the Crafty Sentiments Digital Designs DT and it is for their 2nd challenge.
This week the challenge is to use the colours Brown, Yellow & Green, and there is a fantastic sponsor for this week too its Digital Delights By Looby Loo. So pop over to Crafty Sentiments Digital Designs and check out the fabulous work by the other DT members and come and play along with us - 'Go on, You know You want to!'
For my card I used the adorable image of 'Toby in a Bag' (soon to be released so watch this space!) coloured with copics and sakura stardust, background paper is Papermania Secret Garden, I embossed the yellow mat with a new embossing folder by papermania, ribbon and flower from my stash.

Sunday 11 July 2010

AWOL for a few days

Right just wanted to pop in to say I shall be AWOL for a few days as from tomorrow as I am going away to the New Forest with a couple of our residents and we will be back sometime on Friday and no doubt you will all have been really busy while I'm away with no internet access and it will take me a while to catch up again! I have (I hope) sheduled a post for while I'm away so keep your fingers crossed for me. (tried to do 2 but it wasnt having any of it!) Anyway have a great crafting week and I look forward to catching up with you all next weekend. xx

Friday 9 July 2010

So what is my news then?

Ok well I wont keep you waiting any longer .... I have joined the Crafty Sentiments Digital Designs DT and we have some fab digi images coming up I can tell you (but I can't show you just yet! lol) Anyway there is a weekly challenge and the first one a colour challenge is already under way so pop on over and check it out and see what the rest of the awesome team have created and hopefully you will be inspired to play along with us. I start with challenge 2 next week (just need to find out how to shedule posts as I'm actually away with work) Right I'd better get busy then. Bye for now. xx

Scrap That Idea - World Cup Promo Final Challenge

Ok here is my layout for the Final Challenge over at Scrap That Idea and this time Vicki made us a beuatiful kit called So Pretty and the challenge was to scrap ourselves! Gulp, I hardly ever do this unless its a specific challenge so I had to look long and hard for a pic of me that I was willing to share! lol Well I found one from 2004 and here is my layout. Kept it simple (bit like me really!lol) Thanks for stopping by back later with that news but got to do some very boring ironing for a while!

Thursday 8 July 2010

PaperTake Weekly - Sketch #44

This card is for the sketch challenge this week over at Papertake Weekly, my papers are digi by Raspberry Road Designs and are the freebie add on to the Raspberry Tea kit, I added buttons from my stash and a bit of scrap card. The image is TGF Hope & Grace Classy coloured with copics and stardust but you cant really see the bling of the stardust. The little button embossed border is a cuttlebug border folder. The sentiment is a freebie stamp and when I stamped it I didnt get my colour even so I rescued it by going over it with a stardust pen (wish I'd thought of doing that before! lol) TFL I'll be back tomorrow with some exciting news! Bye for now. xx

Tuesday 6 July 2010

I'm a PollyCraft Favourite

Whoohoo this week my card (2 posts down) was picked as a favourite over at PollyCraft Monday Challenge, so now I have a new badge to wear with pride, I'm so chuffed.

Sunday 4 July 2010

PaperTake Weekly - In Stitches & Crafty Sentiments #25

When I was checking out Crafty Sentiments this morning for the new challenge they have a new free digi image available and it is just so cute that I had to make a card using Flopsy who you can grab here.

Papertake Weekly ~ In Stitches ~ my paper is where my stitches can be found, printed I'm afraid, was going to get the machine out til I realised I had this paper! Papers are Doodlebug Design Inc Sunny Doodles, Patch of Posies and Bloomin Stripes and they came free with ScrapBook Magazine a couple of years ago now I think!

Crafty Sentiments #25 A Sketch ~ Used the Flopsy image and couldnt decide what colour he should be so opted for a white bunny enjoying raspberry and chocolate icecream, the sentiment is from TGF Roll Call collection and the flower is from my stash.


Saturday 3 July 2010

PollyCraft Monday Challenge #50 & Sketch Saturday #110

Another 2 challenges met with one card tonight.

PollyCraft Monday Challenge #50 Pinkalicious ~ I used a PollyCraft Friday Freebie image called Flo The Simple Things and she has been coloured with copics and sakura stardust and glaze and matted onto some coredinations gemstone cs, paper is from the DCWV glitter stack, gems, flowers and ribbon all from my stash

Sketch Saturday #110 ~ another wonderful sketch , really enjoyed working with this one, definately one to use again.

Well thats me done for the day, am off to bed now hoping to squeeze some crafting in tomorrow around the chores! TFL

Crafty Sentiments #24 Birthday Theme & Spoon Full Of Sugar #110 Animal Crackers

Well I made this card this morning for 2 challenges and it was a bit of challenge for me too as I dont very often do shaped cards but I had some freebies this month with PaperCraft Inspirations so thought I'd try and put them to good use!

Crafty Sentiments #24 Birthday Themed ~ well its certainly birthday themed and although you dont have to at the moment I have used a Crafty Sentiments image which was a freebie digi called Sammy Snail (this is the 3rd time I've used this image and each time I have differed its use slightly which just goes to show how versatile digi images can be) the shell is cut from some coredinations cs using my nesties then a peeloff sentiment added, other papers are from my scraps drawer.

Spoon Full Of Sugar #110 Animal Crackers ~ my animal is the cute Sammy Snail from Crafty Sentiments.

TFL hopefully be back later after we've been to town.

Friday 2 July 2010

Dotties World - Paper Piecing

Ok so over at Dotties World this week Adele set the challenge to do paper piecing, this is a technique I learnt from the uber talented Louise right here at Dotties World in my early days of blogging, I had heard of it but didnt know what it was but ever since my first attempt back then with Dottie herself I've never looked back and it is a technique I use every now and again and I like the results, so this time I decided to use Holly in England from the World Tour collection, now normally I think of Holly as more sort of autumny/wintery so I decided to give her an english rose coat! I actually rather like the effect wasnt sure how it would look when I started! The paper is papermania signature range Blueberry Hill and I also used paper from the collection to paper piece her hat, boots and umbrella then I added glitter to her scarf/top and coloured the rest with copics. I sponged some ink around the edge of the image as the white was too stark then I added some card candy, flowers and a handbag charm, the sentiment is from TGF Spotlight set. Ria has already claimed the card for a friend she walks to school with who is moving at the end of this school year and apparently she is after a coat just like this one! TFL

Thursday 1 July 2010

Scrap That Idea - World Cup Promo challenge 4

This time our challenge was to use a black & white photo, at least half the 18 elements and include a date. This kit was designed by Stacey and is called Black Tie. The face has been deliberately blurred! TFL