Monday, 28 February 2011

Sketch n Stash Challenge 56

Good morning all.... another great day for the ducks !!! yep it raining.. AGAIN... However I have a lovely bright Spring like card to show you today, so I hope it brightens up a very gloomy day.
Today starts a new challenge over at Sketch n Stash, and this time our lovely Lizzy has made us a fabby sketch, thanks Lizzy.

As we are being sponsored this time, by the fabby Janet, at Pink Gem (not sure what hat I wearing this week LOL), (can see me getting confused along the way whilst making comments LOL... so dont be at all surprised if I get something wrong somewhere)  :)

I have used Sprinkles with Attitude, who can be found HERE, and she is in a polymer stamp, isnt she just so cute? Whoopsie, this was the card  I was going to use for Rubys birthday card !!! ... as it really does remind me of her ... not that I saying my granddaughter has attitude of course !!!!! :)and guess who forgot they had made it in advance !!!! (even left a space to add the 4 LOL)..

Janet is giving away some FABULOUS digi papers to the winners of the challenge , these will be drawn out by Mr. R. Org, 

So onto our sketch for this week.....   as you can see, I have also used some of Janets super digi papers , these are from the Oh Boy selection,...

Time to get a wriggle on, as it visiting mum day today... so me and dog off to be spoilt :).. Have a fabby day all, and look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations, using the above sketch, now don't forget to let us know which piece of stash you are using, is it that poor neglected likkle stamp buried at the bottom of a drawer and not seen the light of day for a while??? Or a brand spanking new dp??? whatever you use, please let us know.  Good luckk to all that enter... it reall y is worth it... those papers of Janets are seriously cute... (yep Im lucky enough to have them,, and they are gorgeous) :)

Will be back later today or in morning with my..... 'Rach a like' card lol... if you read yesterday posting you will know what I mean. xxxxx hugz Jackie xxx   

Sunday, 27 February 2011

A New KK challenge

Gooooooood morning all you likkle crafty peeps....
Today starts a whole new challenge over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge Blog, where,  I am sooooo chuffed to pancakes to be Team Leader of Team A... and this week it is our turn.. WOW girlz you so totally rocked this challenge )  can ya tell I hanging out with the Amercian gals a tad too much,  LOL)....  

Seriously.. well for two seconds.. (cos that all I can manage)... these girlz really are awesome.. I am so so proud to be their 'mammy'... yep.. sadly I probably old enough. ! lol...   ( but think they totally overtook me in the talent stakes) ! lol...

This week the challenge is a fabby sketch by our Rach... thanks hunny, its fab. I LOVE SKETCHES.. yeah ok, so you all probably fed up hearing that... lol, but it DOES take the hard work out of a card (and I know it not just me) lol..   I loved this one... and hope you all will too.. LORRA LORRA ENTERIES !!!

Well I am going to add two cards.. one today.. the one I put in for the challenge, and one tomorrow, the original one I put in the for the challenge... LOL...   cos............ wish I played Poker !!!!....  I made up a card, and when I was added to our little DT forum................ ok.. after.. (it takes a while !) lol... it hit me... Rach and myself had , not only added the same image (like we not got enough to chose from), but... had done the image in the same colourways.. just in the opposite !!  so.. as Rach was spot on the challenge and added her card DEAD EARLY ... .lol.. stupid here... done another one...

SO................ This is Racy Roxy, who can be found HERE ,...  2nd attempt LOL..

Have a fabby day all... and make sure you join in the fun over at our challenge blog. !!. We have some fabby prizes up for grabs, not only is Kenny offering up 5 digi images, but,  Crafty Emma... is giving away two lots of card candy too. how lucky are you lot !!!!.   Spoilt, or what?  LOL

  hugz Jackie x

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Skateboard Andy by Pink Gem

Sorry to folks should have added this yesterday, but.. another day went out the window... Have to admit to going up and down stairs most of day after taking a trip out.... managed to get some more storage units for my craft room, it finally beginning to take some shape.  Just wish I could afford all matching built in units .. however... cheap plastic storage from Asda will have to do the trick for now.. Least I am getting more organised bit by bit.. ooh I have so much stuff to pass over to little Ruby, she will be a happy girlie..

Todays card is a digi decoupage download from Pink Gem,  yep no coloring involved LOL.. so no copic numbers to remember :) thats a bonus in itself ... hehe.  Kept it nice and simple, as dont think the boyz need a lot of faffing... got to be one of the quickest cards I done in a while.  I did have the hump thou... as sat downstairs one evening cutting out all the bits.... and by the time I had taken it all back up to craft room... dogs head missing..  HOWEVER...... guess what I found yesterday whilst having a tidy up :)... so that will be stuck on later.

Once again, Janet has done a stirling job with this digi sheet, he is just soooo cute, and so easy to cut out too, This is a 'table' card, as did promise self I MUST do some male cards... 1 down... 49 to go.. lol or something like that.  be lucky to hit a dozen at this rate.  

Right onwards and upwards... didnt get as much done yesterday as should have, and got no option but to pull my finger out today.. :)   Dont forget girlz and boyz.... its a new Kenny K challenge starting tomorrow... and its Team A's turn... so that means me in charge again... OH DEAR.... hehe..   Have a great day.. keep warm and dry.. and I will catch you all up tomorrow.. hugz Jackie xx

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Rubys Birthday Card

Morning all, hope you all having a fabby week.... I am not sure where time has gone at all ..... seem to be getting nowhere fast this week.     But DID manage to make a birthday card for my granddaughter Ruby, and once again, where did time go.. cannot beleive she is 4 years old today. (going on 24!) lol

I have used Joy, one of the Simply Adorable images by Sugar Nellie (can be found HERE at Funky Kits), and yes I think she is adorable.  She was sitting on my desk ready to be coloured up, and Rubys mum, spotted her and said... oooh that is Ruby.... so... say no more ! lol...   I have used Roo's fav colours of blue and pink, and lots of sparklies, maybe the papers are a little grown up for her, but all I could find in the colourways I wanted and PRETTY... :)...  she will be more made up that the card has her name on and her age I think LOL... or probably more interested in the box !!!! :)

Yes I have finally.... mastered making a box, that the lids fit hehe.... had a few more dummy runs... yep they went seriously array somewhere... still not quite sure how I manage to make them  NOT fit... however, after a lot of swearing and perserverance, I got there... easy when you know how ! lol
 Copics used. R81,83,85 and 89.   E11,13,15,18.  E00,E000. R20. B0001, B1, B2.  B18, B16. B12.  C1, 3,5 , 7.   Y21, Y23, Y28, YR21
Well, need to go over to all my DT blogs now and see what wonderful cards and items you girlies (and boyz) have made since I been awol for the past few days... and leave a little bit of love on your blogs.... It is always such a pleasure to see all your creations on my travels, and I am certainly inspired by so many.
Have a fabby day all... and I hope to be back tomorrow with a Pink Gem card... for a little boy.. yes.... male card... now that makes a change for me.. but with a Charity table coming up soon.... 100 girlies cards plus and about half a dozen male cards... well... need I say more LOL...
Big hugz to all of my lovely followers, and thank you for all your wonderful comments that you leave, it is always appreciated.  ,and a special thank you to my top follower... MYRA... No matter what, Myra always pops by and leaves me a comment on every card,   So a BIG BIG THANK YOU MYRA... I do hope some of my ladies that pop by, will take a little zoom over to Myras blog and leave her a little bit of love too.   
Jackie xxxx

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Pink Gem Blog Hop Winner

I would like to thank everyone that took part in the Pink Gem Blog hop, what fun that was, thank you for also, for the lovely comments left.

My Saturday did NOT go according to plan.... so.. my idea of little Ruby picking out the winner didnt happen, so I had to resort to Mr. R. Org.....         and My winner of the fabby prizes is.............

JO ... congratulations hun,     If you would like to pop over to Pink Gem and leave your details, Janet will get your fabby prizes sent off to you. 

I will drop by again later with a card...  so hopefully you will all pop back to take a little looksee.  Have a fab Sunday all.  hugs Jackie

A Gem of a Challenge - 15

Another new challenge has started over at A Gem of A Challenge, and this fortnight the theme is  BUTTONS, BOWS, BEADS and BRADS...   you can use one, two, three or all...  (the all, is for the really clever ones amidst you ) LOL..   I wasn't quite that clever. ! But did manage 3 of them :)
The girlz, as always, have done a fabby job with the challenge....So please make sure you pop over to their blogs and take a look at their marvellous cards.  They truely are an inspiration.

Also, we will all be announcing the winners of the Blog Hop tomorrow, so make sure you all 'tune in' to see who the lucky peeps are.

For my card this week, I have used 'Moon Baby' who can be found HERE ,  how adorable is this.  Needless to say I have also coloured it up in blue as well, ready to go. :).. too cute beyond words.

We had a FABULOUS response to last fortnights challenge, and wow, was we all blown away with your fabby creatiuons.... we hope that you will all join in this time... as we cannot wait to see what you all come up with.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend peeps, and I will be back asap.. with... well.. something LOL...

hugz Jackie x

Thursday, 17 February 2011

With curly ribbon 'an all :)

Well the GHD's didnt come out... !!!! cos me and my ribbons got curly bits....  but.... as a good friend said... it gave the card some character ! LOL think she being EVER so polite.... (and YES, I will be straightening it before it goes out) !... But as I not posted for a day or two, I had to add this now, cos... batteries dead in camera... and need to go shopping !...  

I absolutely love these images.... and couldnt wait to get colouring them up, sadly... they been sat on desk a while, due to DT stuff going on.. well, ok.... just STUFF going on, but. finally got around to finishing off a card with at least one of them.
And with my fav color of the moment... turquoise...   
Been having a good ole sort out of craft room (trust me, there is still loads to be done) but... slowly but surely, finding bits I knew I had.... and wanted to use... plus (oh dear).. loads and loads of bits I know I will never use again, but.... cant get shot of....................... yet... watch this space lol..    You know the one, the bits you start out with, thinking.. oooh lubbly jubbly.... then a year up the line think OMG.. whatever was I thinking !.  needless to say, I will have one very happy granddaughter in a while... (when I finally get around to parting with said items).  and NO... SHE STILL NOT HAVING MY FELT PENS. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (copics !!!!) LOL yep little Roo is STILL dying to get her likkle mitts on those... such pretty colours Nannie ...  yep.. and you got SAME colours in your pens hunny.... Noooo Nannie not same !!! .... yes says Nannie, they SO are !!! lol...
Well as this is a scheduled posting, it WELL past my bedtime.... you going to have to grin and bear it with lack of info .. sorreeeeeeee...  but .. it is nearly the weekend.. AND.... AGOAC will have lots of info for you.. and I cant take too much excitement in one week ! LOL    
They BG's if that helps ! lol... and likkle numbers... at the moment that is as much as I can remember... ok ok... so I opened theThursday bottle of vino calapso a day early... but.. I have had a very stressful week............    SOME SILLY BEGGER... sent me off on a wild goose chase.. (think he called it ........................therepy)...
needless to say, my nerves are shot to bits. ! hence the corkscrew came out . !  
On that note... think I best hit the sack.. post this and... get organised with proper details of next card tomorrow. !.. well could be the day after ! lol... 
My New years reso.. of... MUST GET MORE ORGANISED... is well.... maybe a tad early for 2012 ! cos it sure not taking place this year as yet. ! LOL
So.. hope you like the card... sorry about lack of info.. but.. hey.. whats new on this blog???? 
I know where the ribbon come from !LOL... local shop, but that no help at all for someone that lives in the Outer Hebrides or Spain ! lol... so.. on that note.. I will say nite nite.. or is it Good Morning all.. ???    and well, hope you like the card. xxxx hugs J xx
Promise to try harder.... ish ! lol

Monday, 14 February 2011

Sketch n Stash Challenge 55

Good morning all..... Well another Monday and another new Sketch challenge over at Sketch n Stash... and guess who the lucky one was this week to make up a sketch for you all :)... yes, likkle ole me.  So I hope you like it ,

We had some totally FABULOUS cards on our last sketch by Vicky, so thank you, to all that joined in.

We are being sponsered this time by Simon Says Stamp,

who are offering the lucky winner a $15 voucher... whoop whoop.. the DT cannot wait to see all your marvellous creations, and do not forget to tell us which piece of stash you are using,... is it old an neglected, or brand spanking new??

I have used paper by Freds Flowers, and the gingham is from the Kanban cd. Ribbon was coloured with copics, as didnt have any to match,  The 'buckle' was made by moi, as ... didnt find the ones I had until AFTER I had finished the card.. typical... so I just made it up as I went along lol.. and topped it with twinklets.
Copics used. E00. 000, 11, R20.  C3, 5.  BV11 13 and 17.  Hair...erm.. let me think... !!! :) nope.. no idea. again, sorry... :) was doing rather well til that point :).
Right I need to get rear end off to mothers.... so have a fabby day all, and have fun with my sketch... you have two weeks to take part, so no excuses LOL...   Make sure you check out the DT's cards, as they have all done such a fabby job.  Well done girlz xx
big hugz Jackie x

Sunday, 13 February 2011

New Kenny K Challenge card

Wow whos been a naughty blogger !!!!! ... cannot beleive I haven't posted all week. oppsey.  So caught up in DT stuff, trying to get organised, neglected my poor blog and followers.. !   sorry :)

Well today starts a brand new challenge over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge blog.... and hopefully... it is all up and running smoothly... yep you got it, I was in charge of sorting the posting ! LOL... 
This weeks theme is......................................... CIRCLES.., so I used a fabby bp by our lovely Donna, and lots of buttons... The image I have used is Strong Island and can be found HERE, at THE Shop.

 I have to say, I really am loving the new Glam girlz :) ...
Copics used. E11. 00, 000 R20 skin
R22, 24, 27 and 19 boxing gloves.
C9, 7, 5 and 3.   R29, 27 and 24 trainies. 
G12,14, 16, 82  ,99   clothes.
as for the hair... yet again no idea, as used a bit of everything.. just can't help myself LOL..   Bit annoyed with myself actually,, as particularlly liked the way this one turned out, and cant reproduce now... cos not got the numbers lol...  You would think by now I would have learnt to take note ... !!! but end up with a desk full of pens and no space to do anything... so ....' stupid'  here puts them back in their little cubby holes. think I need a bigger craft room. !!! LOL... 

I hope you will all join in the fun and play along with us this week, there are as ever, 5 KK images to be had by the lucky winner PLUS Cult Pens are sponsering us this week and are giving away a set of pens.... whoop whoop.... (just wish I could enter :( LOL)...  so.. what you waiting for???? what fabby prizes.. and you know the old saying, got to be in it to win it ~!!!! 
Cult Pens

Would also like to say... you must check out the other DT cards, the girlz as always have done a superb job of the challenge.... and have made stunning creations again this week... WTG girlz :)

I will try and be a much better blogger this week :)    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.... hugz Jackie x

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Just Magnolia & hAnglar & sTanglar Challenge Blog Card

Good morning all, bit gloomy out there again today.   But as I don't have to venture out just yet.. not too worried :)... finally cracked the art of making boxes !! Yes ok, I know they are not hard, but my lids never seemed to fit... well they do now :)..  so much easier with my MS board.

Today I am adding a Tilda card, to go into the Just Magnolia challenge, this week the theme is 'anything goes', with additional item of ribbon, if you want to add one... (allthough, I can see me pulling this bow off and re tying it)... why is it, some days, they work out first time, and look lovely, yet other days, I can tie, retie and retie again, and they toot???  I think this is just one of those cards I not entirely happy with, it seems to be lacking in something... just not worked out what it is yet... can see this one ending back up on the craft table for a bit more fiddling with :).

Now don't forget a brand new challenge has started over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz blog today, so I hope you will pop over and take a looksee at what Team B have been up to, and join in the fun.
Me??? I've just been reminded I am a lady that does lunch today.... so, on that note, I had best get cracking with some boxes, while I still remember how I made them. lol...
Have a fabby Sunday all.....   and I will catch up with you all real soon .
Hugz Jackie x

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Pink Gem Blog Hop and Challenge

Grab a cuppa , put your feet up, and see what we have for you :) .......................................
We are celebrating A Gem Of A Challenge's First Birthday and  we are running a Birthday Blog Hop along side this fortnights challenge. 
You can either enter just the challenge, or the blog hop or both!
Mandy has supplied us all with this fabby sketch to follow, so  simply link up all your wonderful creations, using this sketch, as normal on the Challenge Blog.


I have used Spring Chloe for this challenge, who can be found HERE.

So would you like to join in the fun, and have the chance to win some fabby prizes??? 
 The winner of the Blog Hop will get these fabulous Aquamarker pens from Letraset who have very kindly sponsored us.... 

 and in addition, there are 2 fabulous Pink Gem Designs Digi stamps OR 1 set of Digi papers of your choice up for grabs on each of the DT blogs. Some fabby examples of what you could win... 


You will need to start at the challenge blog, and visit each DT blog in turn to collect a 'hidded gem' from each. After collecting your answers from each DT blog, just return to the challenge blog and leave your answers in the comments section. 

Please be aware there will be duplicate 'GEMS' so make sure that you have 10 when you reach the end.... (Comment moderation will be on so there will be no cheating!)

If you are here for the hop, you should have arrived from  Debby's blog, and will now need to hop right over to Jenny's blog to collect your next gem. Or, if you got lost along the way,  go over to the challenge blog to start the hop from the beginning.                And just to let you know... my little gem of a Granddaughter, is called.  RUBY. :)

Now all you have to do here, is simply leave me a comment below to enter my draw for a chance  to win 2 PGD digi stamps OR 1 set of PGD Digi Papers.(and they are scrummy papers :) and such cute images)

My winner will be drawn at random on 19th Feb., probably by RUBY herself, All winners will also be announced on the Challenge blog on the 20th Feb      BLOG HOP  NOW CLOSED.

Good luck to you all, and have fun!, and I cannot wait to see all your fantastic cards/scrapbook pages/creations.  :)

hugz Jackie xx

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Pink gem baby card

A  bit of decoupage for a change.  Pink Gem have the most cute cute digi baby decoupage sheets (boys and girls), and I had to have a play, as don't seem to make many deco cards nowdays, but this was tooo adorable to pass up.

You can find Cutie Pie and Oh Boy HERE, at Janet's, Pink Gem Shop, I have also used The Springtime papers, by Pink Gem .   Flowers and pearls are from stash,.. MS punch, Sentiment Pink Gem.

and bonus, no copic numbers to remember lol.

right Im off to strangle the dog lol... as her paw watch has gone up the creak again, and seems to be running an hour and half in front of itself...... worse than having a crying 2 year old baby ! ... its either walk her now, or stick cotton wool in ears... ... but then, those big brown eyes just keep looking at me pleadingly... so.... must dash... then can come home to nice warm house and go play in craft room.  Needless to say.. still no return of car.... it really is sicky poorly.... (am dreading this bill) !
take care all, and hopefully will catch up with youto morrow... all being well.. Im on my way to visit a crafting buddy Friday.... ... well, thats if said car is back safe and more importantly, WELL !!!! lol..

hugz Jackie x

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Just Magnolia & hAnglar & sTanglar Challenge Blog Card

Bit late in posting today, thats 'cos I been faffing too much :) 

Spotted ... (hehe 'scuse the pun),  a  nice challenge over at Just Magnolia challenge blog last night, blog hopping, as you do , and thought it been ages since I put a Magnolia in for a challenge, so dug out one I not used in ages and started to colour her up... then today, had to hunt today for papers that matched... yep... back to front again... was getting quite good at picking papers first, but this one was own fault as too eager to get colouring. (and in my defense, it was very late lol)

 Luckily, I found some papers in just the right colours.... to find SPOTS.... yes... thats the challenge this week... so... off I went again, and found (luckily) the flowery paper, at bottom of blue/turquoise stash box, that had spots mingled in the pattern.... then.. as luck would have it, found ONE brad with spots on, the right colour... talk about get in by skin of teeth lol...   so I can enter my sweet little Tilda after all.phew lol

Also, this is the first time I have attempted one of the side easel cards, and I likey lots... so will defo be making a few more of these.... think I will keep them to hand give thou !!! lol or will need second mortgage for postage.

I am going to be really bad today, and say...... I havent got a clue about anything that I put on this card lol... as I was scraping the bottom of the barrel to find things that fitted in with the colour scheme (wont be colouring up first again in a hurry), and they are all mix and match from stash. So huge apologies today... as for copics used... erm............. lol...  think I will take myself off and hide in a corner somewhere, as I didnt write them all down... But from memory, I do know

BG0000, BG000, BG2, BG5 for dress,
E00, E000, E11, R20 for skin,
E11, E13, E15, E17, E19 hair (and shoes)
but no idea on browns for dress. sorry.

Off for a well deserved cuppa... and stick the heating back on I think, that temperature is dropping rapidly again.  Enjoy your evening peeps, and will catch up with you in a day or so.... Car back in hospital !!!! AGAIN.... so not sure if will manage to get it back in morning, I do hope so, as running out of essentials on the shopping front... if no car.... will be another card. ! lol...

hugz Jackie x