Monday, 28 March 2011

Sketch n Stash Challenge 58

Good Morning peeps, another Monday comes round again... (too blooming quickly if you ask me) lol.. however on the bright side, its a brand new challenge, over at Sketch n Stash, and we have another fabby sketch for you , designed by Vicky,   I tend to use this one quite a lot, so it defo one of my favs.. 
I have used a Magnolia image, coloured with copics.. and yes I remember which ones I used.. thats a rariety lol..
We have some fabby prizes up for grabs, Simon Says is offering up a $15 voucher to use in the store.. and Meljen designs..
So here is my card for the DT...
Copics used.
Skin E00,E000,E11, E13, R20
Dress/shoes  R81, R83, R85, R89
Socks and underneath of dress, E18, E15 E13, E11 Hair.. as socks, plus E19
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Papers from stash.. and they have certainly been hanging around at the bottom of my boxes for a while LOL.. Sentiment... erm... Papermania I think..

We all look forward to seeing all your fantastic enteries.... . (don't forget you have two weeks to join in this challenge)...  hugs Jackie x

Sunday, 27 March 2011

WHOOP AGAIN...X 3... NEW RELEASES BY..........................................

Likkle drum roll here... lol... yep we have brand spanking new releases by.. Kenny  K... Mothers day.. Retro, Easter...   Well... I just lurve the 'Mother'  even though didnt use her ! lol... go check out the girlz's blogs and all the fabbytastic sentiments they have added to their images. LOL.. WTG girlz... ( although I went with retro) ! lol

The girlz have REALLY done me proud YET again... my likkle chicks have come up with the most fabulous cards, please make sure you go check them out...   the Challenge this week at Kenny K's Kraft Girlz Challenge is........

(set by moi).............


cos,  that is the gem of the month    , Krafty or what ! LOL .. and.. 'my' girlz, have made a FABULOUS job of this one, (as ever).. I will catch them all out one day lol...  
Kenny has released some brill new images, which can all be found HERE... I have opted for... moi a like.. (okey... okey..... in my dreams) ! ... one of the retro girlz.. Rita Hayworth??????????????????  you decide
LOL.. gawd showing my age here !!!!  LOL

I would also like to say a huge big welcome to Lizzy, (little did I know, before checking out the details), that we are on the same team at Sketch n Stash LOL.. small world innit ! .

I can't tell you how proud I am of 'my' girlz.. they do the images so proud, every week... and I would like to say. WTG girlz... Mama hen says WELL DONE !!!!  A little (ok, a lot)  sorry to see you go, to Michelle and Rach this week too... big hugs girlz.. will miss you both.  

So onto the challenge... I chose AQUAMARINE, as the challenge, and here is my card ....

I made my own bp with SU's roller blade.. oh no.. that not it.. rollerball, nope.. roller something..... the big one... :) and swirls, and two SU ink pads... (yep they both survived the day.. just).. plus used, SU ribbon, but copic'd the life out of it with the same two colour ways, turquoise something and a blue ! USELESS, I know !!! .. tis late and this will be scheduled.. lol... cos blowed if I getting up at silly o clock to sort...

The sentiment... hurrah.. I know this one.. is made by PINK GEM, and can be found HERE.... .... and the copic numbers... NO CHANCE. lol.. but that wont come as any surprise to anyone... but.. if you REALLY need to know, I can trace them down. !   so... on that note... I think I need my bed... something about clocks and loss of sleep tonight I beleive !!!!... so best I get going.. and try and catch the begger up... :)...  

Us girlz at KKKG will be doing our 'rounds' and looking in on all the enteries this week, and we can't wait... cos I know you will all send in fabby cards .. :) as always.. :).

Have a fabby Sunday.. Im off to a charity 'do' and hopefully sell some of my wares... really must start to think of Ebay !!!! 

Lots of love and hugz... Jackie x

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Where did the week go??? and News Flash :)

OM Word, where has this past week disappeared to?  I cannot beleive I have not posted a card or anything on my blog...
I have to admit, I have been chasing my rear end all week... and... as the sun has been shining (and that doesn't happen a lot this time of year... (come to that, any time of year in UK) lol...).. I have been out in the garden quite a bit... and the craft room has been vacant rather a lot.. and when in there, been doing those (going to swear now)... inserts... ! boring or what lol... so not much has been done on the creative side,.. but I did manage to do a few DT cards, which obviously will be shown in due course.

Now... my little News Flash, I would have like to have shown you a Pink Gem image today, as I have some fabulous news, as you know, I was asked by Janet of Pink Gem to be their Guest designer, over at A Gem of a challenge, for 3 months, well.... I can now say... I have also been asked to stay on the team... I am totally over the moon to have been asked, and it didnt take a nano second to say yes.  I am still beaming like a Cheshire cat lol...   Although I have not used a PG image on this card, I have used a Pink Gem bp., which can be found HERE, called Oh Boy,  at the shop, I adore these papers, and the color on this one matched my ribbon perfectly,  (talking of ribbon, yes, I did titivate it a bit more after taking the photo lol)... The Mangolia image I have had printed up for ages just not got around to using it, and as luck would have it, the puter generated sentiment, was also printed up ages ago, and just sat on desk top.... I was filling in spare bits on my print out digis... once again the colour matched perfectly.. bonus !! lol...

Right well best I stop waffling on, as need to go finish off the rest of the inserts today, as its 'table' day tomorrow for the charity do. plus I need to make sure all is ready... (well I know it isnt lol).. but best I make sure it is today.
Have a fabby day all... and I will be back tomorrow with... ooooh NEW STUFF !!!!!! ... heheh.. yep, I like to tease you all just a little bit... :)    big hugz Jackie x

Saturday, 19 March 2011

A Gem of a Challenge 17

Good morning all, and today starts a whole new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge, and this time Jenny has chosen,.......... the theme of...'ANYTHING BUT A SQUARE'.  So that can be a simple A5, or you can be really clever, (like some of my fellow partners in crime lol), and do something more adventurous.  I went with a swing card (thanks Lynn for help with destructions).
 (not the easiest card to photograph!) :)
I used the polymer stamp Skateboard Andy, who can be found HERE, at the Shop, (he also comes on a deco sheet too, for those that dont like to colour)... so best of both worlds :)  The dp's I have used, well the check was a little bit I had left over in my stash box, but the main paper once again comes from Pink Gem, and is sooo cute, The digi paper pack is called Slugs and Snails, ... and you can find them HERE.

Copics used, as always, E00, E000, R20, E11.  Top, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29. Jeans, B12, B14, B18. Likkle dawg, E11 E13, E15.  there, didn't I do well ! LOL... makes a change LOL..

So.... get your thinking caps on.... and I am really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with on this challenge, don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning 2 polymer stamps of your choice from Pink Gem (subject to availability), you must use a Pink Gem Image on your creation.

Have fun girls (and boys)... ...

have a fabby weekend... hugz Jackie x

Monday, 14 March 2011

Sketch n Stash Challenge 57

Good Morning peeps... todays starts a new  challenge over at Sketch n Stash, and our lovely Sue has come up with  a great sketch as always,  all we ask is, you let us know what piece of stash is old and neglected or brand spanking new.  There is an optional extra this time,..... CAS.. ( clean and simple).... as you can see, I didn't follow the extra bit LOL..  You have two weeks to come up with a masterpiece :) and we hope you will all join in, its a lovely easy one this time, so no excuses. :)

Make sure you pop over to the DT girlz blogs and check out their fabby cards..

I have used one of the Sugar Nellie stamps.. Verity, who can be found HERE , and oooh dear whilst getting a link, have just spotted some new ones !!!!! Must tie hands behind back for a while.. LOL
I adore these stamps, and so easy to colour up, as most of the hard work is done for you.    I am afraid to say, I have not a clue what I used on this card as made it a while back, before I was ill... apologies.

Talking of ill.... update... yes STILL poorly, cannot believe it... absolutely full of cough and cold still and no where near feeling healthy to say the least... I really am surprised that I still feel so lousy after a week... I can only put this down to getting old. lol... as normally 2/3 days and I am fine... but not this time... maybe I need MOT, or as I said yesterday.. shooting LOL.. not to worry... I will get there in the end... thankfully Bali is a  few weeks away yet, so I dont have to panic about that.

Right , best I pull a finger out, and start moving... didnt get to 'Mums' last week, so must pop in and see her today, plus visit the vet, as guess who's paperwork for the insurance company got lost in transit !!!! then a supermarket needs visiting, then eldest daughter turning up this pm.. so a full day ahead... and what would I rather do???????? go back to bed for an hour or two, then play.. however... needs must today.. maybe change of scenery will help :)..

Have a fabby day everyone, and please make sure you join in the fun this week... it really is a lovely sketch to work with.  big snotty hugs (LOL) .,  Jackie xxx

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Kenny K Krafty Girlz challenge 36

Today starts a brand new challenge over at KKKGC , and this week its Team A's turn,  and likkle old me is  hosting.. I have chosen the theme for the week,( yep, they even let me choose now :) LOL... talk about let loose, hehe


I have used, Delore D'ammage, who can be found HERE,    

I chose out the papers first, (yah, I remembered to do that !!!!) .. and they are by SU, and totally gorgeous.. The lace was given to me by my lovely friend Trace, the ribbon, I used my copics to get the colour I wanted.   As you can see, been playing with LOADS of colours again on the hair.
I did not take down the numbers, as was lucky to get the card finished on time as it was,  as was feeling so ill, but didnt want to let the team and my lovely followers down, by not submitting my card. So I am sure I will be forgiven :), hey you lot not used to me remembering the numbers anyway LOL... 

As this post is going to be scheduled.... I am off to bed ... as I still am feeling pretty rough, thats 6 whole days now, think I need shooting ! .. and all I want to do is go and play... so unfair.. humph. 

Anyway, enough of me feeling sorry for self,.... I do hope you will all play along with us this week, and go check out the other DT's cards, they are all stunning.   

OOOh AND.... there are some fabby prizes to be had, 

                                                 $15 voucher from Michellescrapbooking

                             and Kenny is, as alway,s giving the winner a choice of 5 of his fab digis...

BUT, please remember,  you do have to have used a KK image to be in the prize draw.

Will catch up with you all very soon... ie MONDAY... lol, as it Sketch n Stash time again LOL.  (Told you I not got time to be ill) lol... Enjoy the rest of your weekend peeps.... 
hugs Jackie x

Saturday, 12 March 2011

and......... yet another male card !

Sorry still not about much, but still feeling pretty rough with this cold... it surely is taking its toll on me this week.. however, I am sure I will soon be back to normal... (that would make a nice change... hehe)... I think friends and family would agree..... normal and me do not go in same sentance. ! however.... :)

This is the last of the male cards I made before I 'took to my bed'... Just hope the image shows up well enough.. as it a very light 'sketch' type..  either that or I had printer on wrong setting lol..  Both the image and bp are once again off of the Jayne Netley Mayhew CD, all I have done is add a bit of funky fibre, and a little bit of mat and layering... job done.

Well lets be honest, how many men exactly, do you know, that would notice if we spent days or hours on a card??? I think the word... 'wasted' comes to mind... lol... or maybe... I just dont like making cards for blokeys... give me ribbons, bows, pretty things to play with, any day of the week.
and on that note.......... I am going to love and leave you... as I have LOTS of lovely new things to play with, that have been coming through my door this past week, ALL still in their wrappers... (gawd, I must have been ill) !...
even though my head is still pounding like a bass drum, I desperately want to go and play ... maybe two more paracetamol and a likkle lie down first... and I might be able to get out the copics... or at least run my new dies through the CB...   oh this will give you a giggle.... (thank goodness I don't have to worry about explaining to a hubby on this one) ! (and son doesnt read my blog, so I safe LOL)...(welllllll men just DON'T understand).... but... got an order for a wedding card (yes I KNOW I need to make one for son too)... and had idea of what wanted to put on front.... but.... well... did not have any heart dies.... so... one card to order...probably get a few quid for it....and what do I do... go and spend a whole lot more on buying dies for it !!!! lol... but, in my defense Your Honour..... I have been wanting these for MONTHS.... so felt like I had good excuse now LOL... and that excuse... retail therpy.. hehe...  saved a fortune on food shopping, cos not been eating much and not gone to shops yet... so it swings and roundabouts ah ! :)  there, justified it to myself, so that fine. lol..
have a fabby weekend all... and I WILL be back tomorrow... as it is a new challenge over at KKKGC.. and it my turn to host the challenge this week with the rest of Team A.... so .... see you all tomorrow... hugs J. x

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Out of my sick bed.....

Sorry been awol... but have a really good reason ... been  very, very sicky poorly...

Darling granddaughter decided to share ... or leave behind...her germs... so Monday, Tuesday and most of Wed... I have been in bed, banging head, chills, sweats, sore throat, snotty nose, glands up like golf balls, and totally exhausted... What young Ruby just seemed to... shrug off ... hit me like a sack of potatoes, ..(thats old age for you!)

Needless to say.. no crafting has been done... couldnt even drag self into craft room next door.. if I had wanted to.   Hardly even had puter on past 4 days either.. just seemed to hurt my head and eyes more... .. anyways... luckily, I had made this for an order last week,, but had not got around to putting on blog..

I made the Cutie Pie girly one a little while back, and a friend said.. got one in blue ?? !!! yep... So here is Oh Boy, from Pink Gem, and hey get me... decoupage again :)...  Also, all the bp's  are from Pink Gem too... and can be found HERE...  few little gems, and matching ribbon... one baby card ready to go... all sounds so quick and easy, when I say it like that LOL..  Must admit, the Pink Gem images are really quick to cut out, and super cute too. :)..

Hopefully I will be back tomorrow with something, I do have one more male card made up from the Jayne N. Mayhew CD, so if all else fails, I will pop that on.... I am today, just beginning to get withdrawels from my copics and crafting... so must be feeling slightly better :)

Enjoy rest of your day all... Im going back to bed for a nap... all this has exhausted me :) xxx

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Another Male card

Good morning all.... I have finally managed to shift granddaughter off of computer long enough to do a quick posting....  that will teach me lol...

This is another image from the Jayne Netley Mayhew cd, and papers from Papermania (I think).. All I have done to the images is a quick dab over with some distress ink, Just not got much imagination when it comes to blokey cards.... Think I need to spend some time blog hopping...:) need inspiration desperately. 

Don't forget peeps a brand new challenge starts today, over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz C. Blog, Donna has supplied a fabby sketch this week, for Team B... so I hope you will all pop over and take a looksee at the fabulous DT cards and join in the fun .
Right need to move... as being annoyed by a small child.... Bob the Builder is needed apparently ! LOL... Enjoy the rest of your weekend.... hugs J..

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Xev has left the building ... (Well lounge) !

Had to share this, as SO gobsmacked, sat here. ALL ALONE !!! ...  cos Xev dog, has done the disapprearing act.  Just cannot beleive it...  This is a dog that STICKS by my side better than .....................................RED DST ! .
can't even go for a ............P  in peace.. she's there...  !!!
up stairs, downstairs, in me' ladies chamber... SHE THERE. ! breath wrong.. (or breath right), SHE THERE... no matter what.. that dog NEVER EVER leaves my side... ..

I have a little visitor this evening...................... in the shape of a 4 year old angel... :) (I DONT DO KIDS.!!!! RITE ! ) ..   Little sweetie, went to bed at 7.30....................  where has dog been since 7.30 and a nano second???????????????????/ well not by my side that for sure !!!... 
WELL,.......... GOBSMACKED...   cos she 'guarding 'Angel'...  (or guardian angel??)   (even thou she would run a mile probably, is owt happened lol)... but.. she next to bed.. sleeping with one ear and one eye open.......... she NEVER.... does that ................. infact she NEVER goes in spare room !.............
Well..... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   shocked to the core. ! ...... lol... traitor ! ... (and actually, no I not THAT shocked, cos, this is what she does when little Roo stops over)... how truely wonderful are dogs ? !!!!!   (so much better than men lol).... (oops talking out loud again) ! ..   Right sorry for the intrusion on a Saturday night, Im, back to my commenting .......then going to give the dog a kick up the jacksey. ! lol... so, ............... a traitor ! ...    oh and... maybe, I will have another play with the WII.. borrowed from wonderful SIL lol... or not... cos I aching already, and ......... all I done was move the WII fit board into positon..... then...
Well...... JUST as I was about to start my new aerobix classes !!!! ......... I heard a cough !!!!! LOL..............  Think that the dog saying it time I checked on 'Angel' ! lol..  be a little blooming 'devil' by time mother arrives home tomorrow no doubt. ! .. well.. the second she puts key in front door...  ((how does that happen))?   oopps am I still here?? going, going .. GONE.. catch ya all the moro xxx
Can you tell I bored LOL............  actually I think I have seriously lost the plot, due to said young earthling all day. !!

A Gem of a Challenge - 16

Good morning all, todays starts a whole new challenge over at AGOAC blog and this week our lovely Jenny is hosting the challenge and has given us a fabby sketch to work with... nope Im NOT telling you how much I love sketches :)... cos you should all k now by now LOL...

We had a fantastic response to the last challenge, record enteries... lets see if we can beat it this time round. :) ...

I have used Baby Girl Bundle, and coloured with copics.. backing papers from the Kanban cd (again), had these printed out and in stash box, and wanted something delicate, so they fitted the bill perfectly,

However, had I not been lazy, and come down to get my lappy .... Janet at PG has some gorgeous papers too, so make sure you take a look see at those..ooh ohh while I think of it.... there is a sale on at Pink Gem so whilst you checking out the cute digi stamp I have used, plus the papers, it would be rude not to take a look when a SALE is on..:)... hehe.... yep things fell in my basket too... as they do.

Check out the other DT's cards too, they are GORGEOUS... what a talented bunch they are. :) and I have spotted something 'else'  I NEED to get... scrollie dies :) ... lol
You have two weeks to make something wonderful and join in the fun..... The DT just love looking at all your wonderful creations, and come on, lets see if we can beat the last challenge  numbers.  

Im off for half an hours peace (while I can) .. before youngest grandchild ... Ruby aged 4 turns up, and  takes over my puter for the weekend. !!! .. lol that will teach me to show her how to use a mouse, at 2 and half... she FAR smarter on this than me now LOL...

Have a fabby weekend all.... and I will be back tomorrow with a boring mans card lol.... oooh did I say that out loud??? LOL... hugs Jackie xx

Thursday, 3 March 2011

A quickie Card for a man

Good morning all,
Well for a change today... a quick male ish card. (yes I have actually made a male card...)  don't all fall over in shock :) You will be thrilled to know, this will be a very quick posting, as well as a very quick card LOL.

I have used Jayne Netleys cd for this one, and the Kanban cd for the bp's. (I still love the Kanban one, got to be one of my fav cds.  fabby backing papers on it, and in every colour of the rainbow., plus I adore gingham ... :)) so got to say it probably the most used cd I got. with just a little bit of faffing around with the Whimsy sentiment stamp...job done.
Yep you guess it, it for my 'table' this month... so now I have hundreds of cuties, ladies, and kiddies cards.... and........... all of TWO men's ! lol (might even be three ! LOL )...

Now have an order for a wedding card... so thinking hat on for that one, noooo it not for the 'royal' one lol... ooh actually, got TWO wedding cards to make.... and nooooo the second one NOT for the royal wedding either :).. So on that note... short and sweet posting for now... and back to my little den to play.  Have a fabby day all....
hugz J xxx

ADDED NOTE.... The Kanban Autumn and Spring Collection can be found HERE.... 
And the Jayne Netley Mayhew  .... HERE. 

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

My reverse Rach-a-likey Card :)

Good morning my little blogging buddies :).. (try saying that after a few shandies) !
 Well get me, 3 days on the trot.! am I doing good, or am I doing good? ! LOL.. (don't expect it to last ) ! :)

Today I have my.... 1st entry that was meant to be my DT card on KKKGC this week.... (some of you might have read about this ) for those that below.

I have used Brooklyn Babe, one of my favs (obviously Rach's too lol).. coloured with copics.. sketch,also by our lovely Rach.  
E00, E000, E11 , R20 Skin
R81, R83, R85, R89 Pink Clothes
G20, G21, G24, G28 Green Clothes
C1, C3, C5 C 7 shading
Hair... sorrrrrrryyyy.. no idea :)

So if you have not already joined in the fun on our challenge blog, please pop over n ow,, what ya waiting for??  There are fabby prizes to be had.... also, make sure you check out our lovely DT's cards.. awesome or what... !?

Have a great day all, stay warm and dry... big hugz.. Jackie xxx