Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Hazlenuts Christmas Challenge Blog Candy

Have you seen this new blog to help you get ahead with your Christmas cards starting 1st January next year:

Hazel is giving away some scrummy papers by My Minds Eye.... but you only have until midnight tonight... so you will have to get your skates on..
Good luck everyone... (not too much luck thou... cos me likey lots :)   
have a good day, stay warm and safe if you have lots of that wet cold white stuff around... Im going up to hibernate in my craft room for a few hours....
hugs J xx

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Krash Kittenz Release - Kenny K

Here is a little something to warm up this freezing cold November day....  The latest releases from Kenny K.... Krash Kittenz... and they are hot, hot .... HOT..

I have used Harley Ryder, and she can be found at KennyKdownload Shop, along with another 11 of these sizzling babes. 
The challenge this week at Kenny K Krafty Girlz challenge blog is... IN THE PINK .... there are 5 images to be won, so you have to be in it, to win it....

Make sure you check out the other girlz blogs and cards, they have done an AMAZING job with these.. There will be a lot of happy peeps receiving these, especially the men LOL...
Copics used.
skin E00, E000. E11 and R20.
Hair Yr23, Y23, E11, E15, E34
Top and boots, R81, R83, R85 and R89
Stockings and glasses, C9, C7 C5, C3
papers and embellies from stash, sentiment from Whimsey Stamps
How did you do in naming the hotties???
A. Racy Roxie
B. Carmen Electrafying
C. Honey Sparks
D. Cheyenne
E. Pitstop Penny
F. Harley Ryder
G. Mae Western
H. Heidi Hot Rod
I. Megan Foxy
J. Biker Betty
K. Jessi Jane
L. Maggie Mayhem

Did you pick a winning name? Pop over to Donnas blog to check out the winners.  Also, dont forget that Kenny K is doing a DT call... all details can be found on Donnas blog.  I cant wait to see who will be joining the most fabby team around.
Now I just need for the server to stop rejecting my other photo !!! ... hence this is late in being posted... sorry peeps.. but having serious probs with posting this... grrrrr.
Have a fabby day.. and wrap up warm... certainly wont be going around dressed like t hese ladies today,, thats for sure LOL..
hugs Jackie xxx

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Pink Gem Challenge Card

Morning all....brrrrrrrr is all I can say!    Fields opposite covered in frost this morning... had to look twice to see if snow, but no.. Jack Frost been busy thou :)  so its blooming cold, to say the least.  Just trying to figure out if I really NEED to go to the shops or if I can survive a few more days... car been playing up and konking out on me as is, so bit scared to go too far from my local garage at min.. and last thing I need is to break down in this weather. Whats the prob with car??? who knows.. its a bit of a mystery at minute. As decided to play nice when I took it to the garage.. typical.

Anyways, onto todays card..... Not played in a long time over at A Gem of a Challenge, slap my wrist... just seem to have been so busy with DT cards,( and visitors).. lol   but all back under control now, and time to re organise myself.  I had been a bit naughty and had a little spending spree ove at Pink Gem's shop.... so what better time to use some of my purchases than on their challenge card.   OOOh did I say???? there is a sale on too... . craft SALE.... heheehe.. you know you want to.... :)... I have actually decoupaged the heads and hats... but.. due to my extremely poor photographic skills LOL... it not showing... will have to take side shots in future. x
Copics C3, C1.  R81, R83 R85.  B12, B14 B16 B28
Ticket Sentiment, Charm - Pink Gem
Lace - Wild Orchid
Ribbon  and papers from stash.
CB snowflake dies. Twinklets
and lots of glitter :)
Im off to do a check on fridge contents.. :)...

See you all tomorrow with something VERY VERY SPECIAL :) You will NOT want to miss this !!!! .. lets put it this way... it will certainly warm up the cockles.. hehe
hugs J xxx

Friday, 26 November 2010

Pennys Challenge Blog 43

OMGoodness I am SOOOO sorry, but guess who forgot to post this fortnights Challenge card and details for Pennys Challenge Blog, Defo a senior moment .. or two days...
Without further ado... The challenge this time is a colour inspiration photo..
I used two cuttlebug folders, and with the house folder I used it twice and have joined it .  then cut the snow to fit the curve of the houses, clear as mud at describing this aren't I !! LOL.  The image is by Whiff of Joy, and I had this image coloured up already, so no idea of copic numbers.. sorry....
Once again I apologise for not putting this on my blog two days ago... I really do need a brain transplant !!!
Don't forget to pop over to see the other DT girls work, as they as always have come up trumps.
hugs J xxx .. off for a lie down I think... as I seriously cannot beleive I forgot to post this.

Wild Rose challenge card

Morning peeps...  Wild Rose Challenge blog is having a blog hop, and with a chance to win prizes.... you just join in the hop and submit a card, using the fabby sketch by Dawny , simples... :) Had this stamped image lurking in the bottom of my box, so thought brighten up a gloomy winters day.. .or is it still autumn? lol either way it blooming freezing and grey out there... so a nice light and bright card ..

The Blog hop ends tomorrow, so, if you want to take part you will have to get your skates on..
Fraid I let the side down on the copics again... as was in a rush to get this done, ... but I didnt want to spoil you too much and tell you two days on the trot lol...
Have a good day,  Im off to do the dreaded housework.. well.. thats the plan, how far I get, is another matter, as I do just have to pop into the craft room............................................. :)... xxxx hugs J xx

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Sarah Hurley Challenge

Good morning all. Today starts a new challenge over at Sarah  Hurleys Challenge Blog, and this week it is... Masking..   Now I had a vague idea of the process, but, I did have to go and watch a YouTube vid just to be sure, as I have never had a go at this before, and I quite liked it, so another little bow in my belt, I have gone for something quite simple.. bit like me LOL, as a first attempt, but can see the possibilities are endless...

I have used all of Sarahs papers and image for this card, I adore the pink for Christmas.. makes a nice change.
Copics used, well this one going to be easy,  lol...
E00, E11, E13 , E15 and E18.  G94 and a blender pen.  as said... simples :)   Su ink for the background. Now that one was something to do with vegetables :)   Alovely bit of satin ribbon and pearls from stash.
Hope you will all have a go at this challenge, especially if you have not tried out the technique before, seriously, if I can do it... anyone can ... lol...
Have a good day,,  xxx hugs J xx

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Mo's Dream Team DT Call

Afternoon all, well its taken a bit of time for me to finish this, and then, bad lighting, and 20 pics later lol... finally got there.

Mo's Dream Team is having a DT call, well you all know how much I love her images, and I had such a fab time on the DP2 as Guest Designer, so there was noway I was going to miss the chance of submitting a card , in the hope that I might be considered.  You all have a few weeks if you want to try out too, all the details can be found HERE, on the Dream Team Blog.
I have used, Penelope's Party Wagon , which I have had a little while but never got around to colouring her up, so what better time than now :).The spec says Fav..... well every time I colour up a Mo image, it becomes my fav..... Just adore all her images...
Copics used.
Skin E00, E000, E11 , R20
Hair... E00, E11, E13, E15, E18, E47, E53 (bit of everything really lol) 
Dress, hat  and bow, R81, R83, R85, R89 , R0000
Parcel, hat and sash  G82, G94, G99, G0000
Two papers at back, SU, foremost.. from stash.  Sentiment Cuddly Buddly.   Flowers from Wild Orchid.

So wish me luck peeps, as you know I would love to be on the Team... but know that this DT call is going to produce a mega load of fantastic sample cards... the standard I have seen so far is very high...  Good luck to all that enter... Hugs Jackie xxx

Monday, 22 November 2010

Sketch and Stash Challenge - 49

Good morning all, well is defo a nip in the air today .  But at least its dry out there.  Son and DIL back in Bali and around 35 degrees... ok for some ah ! lol...

So onto this fortnights Challenge over at Sketch and Stash  Sue has come up trumps AGAIN, shame I didnt double check the sketch before layered it up !!!! spot the mistook.. or should I will say its.... tweeked.. lol ,
This is an old stamp I found buried in the depths of time, , and ... have to admit, I had already coloured her up in water colours.... needless to say, after using copics for so long, I had to.... deepen up the colours with my copics, :)... I used various BV ones, and added some R20 for blusher as she looked ill, without it...  LOL..  Funny enough I also read somewhere ... think it was Bev, that she had trouble when she went back to her distress inks.... so I am not alone! Think watercolouring will defo be taking a back seat .. on the bus... for awhile to come.. lol...
Right must dash... shouldnt be here... tight schedule, as ever and Im running late....
Make sure you pop over to the other DT blogs and also check out the winner of the last challenge, to see who will be joining us as Guest Designer :)  I had the privilidge of choosing, and my goodness that was a hard task... such fabby cards all of them.. Well done everyone that took part in the last challenge,... dont forget, we choose a new Guest Designer each challenge, so it  could be you next :)  Have a great day..... hugs J. xx

Saturday, 20 November 2010


Just had a file/puter clean up, and.... found this little woofer, that I forgot to add to blog.  Image by Mo Manning, called Bismarck, and can be found HERE..

Been catching up on DT work today, so a few new cards ready and waiting for said dates :)... oooh roll on 28th November !!!!! I was SO spoilt for choice....... you are just going to love the new hot totties... This defo a short and sweet posting, as Im a celeb is on... sorry ... will hopefully get something to you tomorrow, and a lot earlier lol.enjoy rest of week end.,.. xx J xx

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Sarah Hurley Challenge

Good morning all.... sorry I am a little late in posting this, but its sad day today, son and dil back off to Bali... now its countdown til they return in April for a quick turn around visit, then WE ALL off to Bali for two weeks... hence the countdown clock :)
So today starts a new challenge over at Sarah Hurley's challenge blog, and this week it is... EMBOSSING, dust off your folders, templates or whatever means you have to emboss and join in the fun.

I have used one of Sarahs Argle backing papers, which can be found HERE, plus one of Freds Flowers pointsettas.  I have also used the Swiss dot CB folder on the cicle behind the flower (as my my toot photography isnt showing it up too well ) lol  nothing new there then. :)  Added some ribbons, pearls and cb tag die.

Have a good day all.... Im away to WW's tonight, probably to be told I have gained about half a stone in the past week LOL... oooh I do LOVE my DIL's cooking, far too much. oppsey...
Catch up hopefully tomorrow with a new card.  Hugs J xx

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Kenny K Fans..... you need to read this !!!!

There is  a new DT call  for all Kenny K fans.... if you would love to come and join us KKGirlz, check this out. !!!!

The first 6 month DT Term is coming to an end at the end of December and some of our lovely team members will be leaving it's time to look for some new members to start in the new year.
If you'd like to enter to be a Kenny K Krafty Girl and work with some of the most amazing digi images, please pop over to Donna's , BearlyMine Blog and check out all the details.

The DT call will end on November 30th.
All successful applicants will be contacted within the first week of December...good luck
So girlz, ... do you want to come and join one of the most fabbiest coolest Design Teams around, working with the most fantastic images??? so what are you waiting for??? zip over to Donna's Blog and check out all the info.    
I will be resuming normality, whatever that is, as from the end of week...    
Good luck to all that try out for the KKKG DT !!!! 


Thursday, 11 November 2010

Sarah Hurley Challenge

Good afternoon from  a very wet and soggy Kent....

Well my visitors have certainly had a climate shock, thats for sure LOL, bless ... they might have brought some sun with them.

Today starts  a new challenge over at Sarah Hurleys challenge blog, and this week the theme is.... Easel cards. I have used all of Sarahs images and papers for this card... I thought my youngest grandson might find this a giggle, with Santa stuck down the chimney LOL..  I have put 3D pads behind the stockings and presents, and under Santas gloves.  The sentiment was stamped out.  Inside I used two nestie shapes to write on.  I hope that you will join in the fun with this challenge... and don't forget to check out the other DT cards and blogs. 
Me?  Im off to enjoy the company of my son and DIL, as need to make the most of the time they here, as it is only a week... and it will pass so quickly.... so I am sorry this is short and sweet... but... son comes first :)....   Have a good day... and stay warm and dry..... hugs J x

Monday, 8 November 2010

Sketch and Stash Challenge - 48

Whoops...... I am so sorry I am late with this card and details of this fortnights challenge, but, I hope you will forgive me when I say I got totally unexpected news yesterday, from my Son and future DIL, they are doing a quick visit to UK... TOMORROW !!!! and it has completely thrown me, as we was all thinking they would be over in January (they live in Bali) , so I have been running around like a headless chook since then, and completely forgot to post challenge I do apologise.
So onward to thecha llenge and card.

I will be choosing a Guest Designer this time, to come and join us at the Sketch and Stash Challenge Blog for two weeks, challenges 50 and 51.  So I hope to see LOTS of enteries :).   We are being sponsored by Simon Says stamps for challenge 48 and one lucky crafter could win a $20 voucher to spend in Heidi's fab shop
All you have to do, as if you didnt know by now, lol, is following the fabby sketch by Sue, and pick an old neglected bit of stash or a brand new one, and let us know what it is.  I have used ribbon that I bought... ages ago, and I dont actually think I have ever used it... so that is defo neglected lol.. infact I think I bought it last Xmas. !!!
Sentiment is by Cuddly Buddly. Die is a CB one on the large snowflake, and everything else lurking in my Xmas box. :)
Copics used... Skin E11, E00, E000, R21.    Top/boots R29 R27 R14 R22. Trousers/scarf G99 G94 G82

Got to dash now, as need to get spare room ready... just incase they decide to come and stop over, :)... Shopping for Green Tea and hula hoops tomorrow lol...
Have great fun with the sketch, I know I did.... and look  forward to seeing all your marvellous creations.
hugs J x

Sunday, 7 November 2010

A new Kenny K Challenge AND.... A FABBY Krash Kittenz CONTEST !!!

Good morning all, well have I got news for you... not only is there a brand new challenge starting over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge blog today, but.... there is also a super duper contest to join in the fun with too.  Wow, I don't know where to start, so... you best grab a cuppa, and be prepared for a longish post, but you won't want to miss this.

Firstly the new challenge, This week, its 'Don't be square', so we would like to see anything BUT a square card. I have used Santa, who can be found HERE, (when he not at the North Pole or climbing down chimneys) :) I have enlarged him up to nearly 6", and boy, did that take some colouring in LOL. I wanted to get him to stand alone, but, in the end had to add some folded cardstock as a support, which gave way to adding loads of pressies, once again from Kenny.  This will defo be little Rubys Xmas card this year.

Copics used....
Skin E00, E11, R21, E000
Anything 'black', C9, C7, C5, C3
Suit, R29, R27, R24, R22
As for the presents.. forget it.. lol... every colour I could lay my hands on , well, it HAD to be colourful for a 3 year old. :).
The background was stamped using various snowflake stamps from stash.  Lots of glitter added (but photo not showing that up).

NOW... onto the fabby contest.... We are soon to see the new release of the Krash Kittenz, and Kenny would like you all to choose a name for each and every one of the little beauties, similar to how the Gothic Angelz... so cool, fun, catchy, playful... you getting the idea?.  We have added letters to each girly, so when you pop over to Bearly Mine Crafts to play along, please add the letter that you are 'naming',  There will be prizes for each winner that NAMES THAT KITTEN... (nothing to do with naming that tune!) lol .. so what are you waiting for... call in at Donna's, Bearly Mine Blog, have a read up,and play along... you won't want to miss this one.  There will be 12 winners..andd the contest will run from 7th - 21st November.. so... get crafting, get thinking and join in all the fun with Kenny and his Girlz this week.   hugs Jackie x

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Tapestry stamping

Up with the larks this morning, so thought would get on and get moving, and add a card before I lock myself away doing inserts !!! (gosh I hate that job)... love the creating the pretty bits, but ooooh inserts sooo boring.
Got this sweet little image from Cuddly Buddly, and have not used it enough... (story of a crafters life me thinks) LOL.

 Once again used various tapestry stamps, think it was a bit of mix and match on this one :), nesties and copics. Now, in my defence Your Honour, I actually made this card last week.. and clean forgot to add to blog, so any chance of copic numbers... well, you know the story by now.. :)  However... I am totally up to date now with all my DT work, (just)... so... clean and clear work table... pot at the ready and note boldly sitting in front of pot  saying... COPIC NUMBERS !!! lol.. I am determined to crack this ....
These tapestry cards are just sooo quick and easy, ideal for Christmas cards when you have so many to make in such a short space of time, cos, yes, again... so much for saying going to make them throughout the year !   How many more of you say that, and it never happens. ??

News on dog, for those that have asked,.... basically old age setting in.... and she has become slightly incontinent, so.... Propalin syrup at the ready, and hopefully that will help.... only one problem, getting it down her in the first instance... now that will be fun...  But, one accident too far now... (ok, 4 in total, but that 4 too many... so... medicine has somehow got to be administered somehow)...  Lump in throat.... still there... but at present, not causing any problems... this still the dog by the way, not me getting emotional... LOL..
So thats update on her....
Me?  OOOh still not made nearly  enough Chrimbo cards yet... keep getting distracted.. so on that note... I best move my posterier and get cracking.. no more playing FB games today.. (well ok, maybe just the one later, if I a good girl and do these blooming inserts.... ) ... Whats the betting I get out the copics first :).
Take care and have a fabby weekend.... and... dont forget.... its a new Kenny K challenge tomorrow.. xxxx :)

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Sarah Hurley Challenge

Today starts a new challenge over on Sarah Hurleys Challenge Blog, and guess who got to choose what it was... yes little old me :)... as I am Guest Designer for the month ... Thank you Sarah for asking me to join you and the rest of the DT for November.
Well I did not have to think too hard or long on this one... as...well you just know what I am going to say... I chose a sketch....  no surprises there then.:) I could have really gone to town on this, but, I decided to keep it quite simple. (just like me LOL)

I have used a cute little owl, robin and gingerbread house, all by Sarah, which can be found HERE. Plus the snowflake and polka dot papers are by Sarah as well, (I had to rummage through my stash for some gingham, and found a great match).  Ribbon, pearls and button also from stash. Once again, I have let the side down, and not recorded the copic numbers... sorrreeeeee. 

I hope you will join in the fun this week and have a go with the sketch, it would be nice to see some of my bloggy friends playing along to this.  You do not have to use any of Sarahs images to enter, but obviously I am sure she would be chuffed to bits if you did :).  I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations, you have 10 days to play... and 3 lucky winners will be chosen a week Sunday.  oooh and dont forget to check out the other DT's take on my sketch...they have all  down a brill job on the sketch.
Have fun... and enjoy your day.  Im off to do some colouring ... MUST REMEMBER TO TAKE NOTE OF NUMBERS LOL
hugs Jackie x