Saturday, 29 October 2011

A Gem of a Challenge -33

Good morning all... sorry I a little late, been busy girl this week, and overslept a tad... still trying to wake up enough to sort this posting... the idea was to schedule it...but with whizzing around like more of a nutter than I normally am.. that too went by the wayside... all the best plans etc. !  lol

My 'mum' , is moving today, to Glos, to be with her daughter, so its been a sad week, seeing all her stuff being moved or thrown or into bags for charity shops. I am off to hers after this, to say farewell...  But, its all in her best interest, anyway... lets crack on with what I meant to do doing.... talk about side tracked easily lol

A Gem of A Challenge has a new theme starting today, and that is COLD AND FROSTY... (like that in real time too at min lol)..... So with the C word approaching... think this is very apt .. the DT have produced some fabulous cards, as always....

The image I have used, can be found HERE, at the Pink Gem shop... Papers are from  stash, sentiment and charm also by Pink Gem, I also used twinklets on the snowflake, and glamour dust on all the stars.. not that it showing up much in the piccy... so its VERY sparkly lol...   Now I wonder if you can spot the deliberate mistake on my card?????  and yes.. there is one ! LOL...  sure I losing my marbles...  infact, think I lost them long time ago.... there is no hope... hehe.

Hope lots of you will join in the fun on this one...
right time for me to get cracking...  will be back with something tomorrow... :)  in the meantime... .i wonder who will spot the mistake first...   hugs Jackie x

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Bearly Mine - 22

Morning all.... yep back to wet and gloomy.. however... can't expect much else this time of year, and it could be a lot worse, from what I just heard on the news.

But lots of pretties to see this week made by the DT over  at Bearly Mine Challenges, where today starts a new challenge, with the theme of


It certainly challenged m e, thats for sure, having to think outside of the box, a nd hehe.. no pun actually intended there... 
Now... what started of, being a relatively simple idea, turned out into a fiasco.. (nothing to do with the challenge as such,, as the idjut.. ie me :)) thinking she a smart a...e !!! 
Had a lovely little box... all ready to be 'contstructed' .. basically glued lol.... sorted... box made... all I had to do was decorate it.... so I spent a few hours, colouring up an image, happily sticking pretty papers to said box... and just as adding those last finishing details.... and I mean LAST .... lightbulb come on..... (in head that is).....  as pretty as it all was... and as happy as I was .... WRONG DT CHALLENGE !!!!!!  I cant possibly repeat what come out of my mouth.... but to say the air was a tad blue, was an understatement. :)
So... next day.... well had enough of it by then... thought of another 'not so' bright idea.... and... make a box from nesties..... erm.... that didnt go quite according to plan either.... lol.. so... over to plan C then..... 

so here is my... anything but a card and anything but quick and easy !!! ROFL... (wasnt laughing at the time, I can tell you)... 

Honestly it really isnt a hard challenge, if you go and see what the rest of the girls have made, you will see there are plenty of fabulous ideas, after all said and done I just m ade a right hash of it LOL...  the rest of them, have certainly put me to shame.... but I had lost the will to live by then LOL.

Make sure you check out the fabby prizes this week kindly donated to us by Bearly Mine Designs, Digi Doodle and Stamp Fairy. 

The papers I have used are  Simply Dots and Fairyland Bearly Mine Designs,

Cannot wait to see what all you girls come up.... Im off for my normal caffine fix now.. have a fabby two weeks, and I hope your creation goes much better to plan than mine did LOL

hugs Jackie xx

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Totally Tilda Challenge - 34

Morning all... winter is on its way then ! .. brrrrr.. can see the heating going on again later in day... in the mean time, I am still wrapped up in a big fluffy dressing gown, with my first caffine fix of the day :) and with the back door open, although that wont be for long, if the dog thinks she toddling around the garden for half the morning, she got another think
Right so onto this weeks new challenge over at the Totally Tilda Challenge Blog, and.... just fitting for this time of year... cos there are plenty on the ground and not so many on the trees ! lol... Autumn Leaves... we would like to see leaves of some sort on your card please.

The DT girls have yet again come up with some wonderful cards, for inspiration.. so I do hope you will pop by their blogs and check them out.

The fabby prize this week is being sponsered by   

Nikki from Bunny-Zoe crafts
I have used one of my fav Tildas, and again had a bash at the pleating effect on the dress, think I getting there slowly.  Papers by SU and stash. flowers from stash and made with the Retro punch.
Copics... E00,000,01,11,13,15,17
and R81,83,85,89
You have two weeks to join in the fun, and see if we can get to the next thousand followers, if you not already one of them :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend... and remember, you have to be in it to win it LOL xxxx
hugs Jackie xx

Saturday, 15 October 2011

A Gem of a Challenge -32

Good morning all, well the sun is shinning even if it is a bit nippy, but least it not duck weather..:) however it has its down side, my neighbour has been laying a new driveway for the past two weeks.... so I have had dust, noise, more dust, and more noise.... head ringing.... got neumatic drill in head now... sure I can still hear it in my sleep.  Be glad when he finished.... however, that also has another down side.. lol. cos it only my drive now, that in need of re laying... :(  all the time his was rubbish I didnt care... lol..  think I might go away for two weeks, if I get mine done...

anyways.... on a much lighter note... now Ive had a whinge... lol.... a brand new challenge starts today, and will run for two weeks, over at A Gem of a Challenge.  and Janet has come up with a fabby sketch for us all to follow,
I have used Christmas Eve Chloe,  by Pink Gem, and All the papers are by Bearly  Mine Designs,

Copics, BV0000,000,01, 04
G20, 21,24,28
Snowflake dies, and twinklets. 

Also, to let you all know,, Janet/Pink Gem has some fabby new halloween stamps out, and if you will see some of these on the challenge blog, as some of the other DTM's have used them, and wow what gorgeous cards they have all come up with.
We hope to have another fab response to this challenge, and don't forget to join in the fun, to win a prize. :)
Have a great weekend all.... Im off to find some ear muffs ! lol...
hugs Jackie xxxx

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Bearly Mine - 21

Good morning all, and a reasonable day outside... ish... :) well least it not cats and dogs or duck weather, so guess we ought to be grateful .
Today starts another new challenge over at Bearly Mine Challenge Blog, and this week the theme is


and I like to be different :) so I done a twisted easel. shame I didn't think of how I was going to take the photograph before I decided on this !!! lol.... not the easiest to photograph... but you get the drift :)
I have used a LOTV image, and the gorge papers are by Donna, at Bearly Mine Designs, from the Christmas Glee and Christmas Swirls sets

Copics used

There are , yet again some FANTASTIC prizes up for grabs, our sponsers have been very generous again, so I hope you will join in the fun with us... you have two weeks, so plenty of time to get your thinking caps on.
Have a great week.... and make sure you pop by and check out the rest of the DT's cards... as always... wonderful.
hugs Jackie xx

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Totally Tilda Challenge - 33

Good morning all, and its back to 'duck weather' I see... dog took one look out of door and promptly about turned and went back to bed... (she doesn't 'do' the wet stuff) lol
Also I see my pretty blog seems to have disappeared, so best I try and sort that out again... if you come back later and whole blog disappeared you will know why LOL..

Right so, onto the brand new challenge starting over at the Totally Tilda challenge blog, and the theme for the next two weeks is...............                   

and there is a fabby prize on offer from Lynne at Crafts 4 You

The spooky halloween paper is a freebie from our love Donna, at Bearly Mine designs, (and the spotty one is from her Simply Dots set.)  Ribbon from stash,  and sentiment by Lynne (Crafts 4 you),
Copics used BV0000, BV000,BV00, BV01, BV04,BV08, C9,7,5,3,1, skin E00,01, 11,13, R20. hair and broomstick, E11, 13, 15, 17 and 18.

The DT gals have done a super job, as always,so I do hope you will pop over to see their fabby cards and creations. So go and dig out your stamps, there are lots of spooky halloween papers for free from Donna, if you don't have any... (so no excuse lol).. and I look forward to seeing your enteries... enjoy the rest of weekend. Hugs J xxx

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Betcha thought !

I gone AWOL... well I had, sort of, sorry, been so busy sorting 'mum' out  for her move to her real daugter's place, I have not had time to do much on the crafting front, however, I have gone back to me roots, as they say lol.... and had to make one order card, and a card for 'mum'...  yep she stuck with me, like it or not, and probably not... so I dug out my CD and come up with these two... heart just not into copics just now... although they will have to be in the next few days, with DT stuff coming up... it will be like buses then.... !!! lol
so two cards............... had to make, one reason or another.

order card............ FLOWERS......... ! okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk... deco it was then. i did say i gone back to me roots ! lol

and card for 'ma'................................ oppsey.. nearly snap !
The copic queen, or nutter to be more precise, will be returning asap.. as in ... tomorrow ! lol... cos there is a new DT challenge starting... will tell all in morning... I off for a cuppa... ok. I lie... a large glass of vino calaspo ! lol.. catch you in the morning .. hugs J xxx