Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Bearly Mine Challenge card

Good  morning to all you wonderful crafters.  I hope that you are all keeping warm and safe... and are nearly if not all, ready for Christmas.:) (I bet, if you are anything like me, there will be dozens of you still in the rabbit in headlights mode... rofl...know what you need to do... but havent moved to do it).. I havent done a nything more than make most of my Xmas cards and send off.   How bad is that !?   a nd, now to cap it all off, I have a face that would scare children... more so than normal, as have got an abcess .. and look like a squirrel that is storing a whole winter supply in one sound of  mouth !!!! ouch and grrr.   so lets move onto something  NICE ! lol 

Bearly Mine Challenges is holding its last challenge of the year, with WINTER BIRTHDAYS... (and for the last time I am Guest Designer there).. 

Again some wonderful prizes to be had, and you have until 31st Dec to get you entries in. 

 Donna is offering 2 digi sets of the winners choice for this challenge.

So,, for the Winter Birthday challenge, all you have to do is use, cool colours, winter themed papers and or image.  I have gone with cool blues.  Used a magnolia image and copics.  Papers are by Bearlymine Designs, Mini dots and a freebee.

Copics used. E00, E01,E11, E13, E15, !17.E18. 
R20 for blush.
B0000. B000. B01, B02, B05. 
G20, G21. G99.

I would like to thank Donna, and the teams for having me as Guest Designer over at Bearly Mine Challenges for the past few weeks, I have loved every minute of it. Thank you all, for making me so welcome.

I would also like to wish everyone A Very Happy Christmas and New Year, and I hope you all have been good and Santa brings you lots of crafting goodies.   Lastly but not leastly, thank you all for visiting my blog and leaving wonderful comments.

love and hugs. Jackie x

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Bearly Mine challenge.

Good morning campers. Sorry I have been mia again... I have made so many Christmas cards, and not thought about adding to my blog... as my gorge granddaughter would say.. 'silly nannie'.   I must get my rear end in gear and start sorting my blog out again...  I do apologise.

However, today,, (dare not forget this one) lol... There is a brand new challenge starting over at Bearly Mine Challenges and the theme for this week is SANTA IS ON HIS WAY.. (and don't we know it!) I cannot believe how close we are to the C word. Donna has kindly let me be Guest Designer again this week.. she is a glutten for punishment lol xx thank you Donna. x

There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs again, all you have to do,, is enter, to be in with a chance. Easy Peasy ah? :)

5 digi images of the winners choice. 

For once.. I have not used my copics ... yeah get me lol... As I had this deco sheet and had to use it, as it certainly brings a smile to my face. lol. and I have just the person to send it too :).  

The image is by LaPashe, the baubles, by Pink Gem, which I have cut from a digi image. Sentiment from Cuddly Buddly,  and gorge papers from Bearly Mine Designs

This is the inside of the card :)  will be a nice surprise lol when they open this up ah? !! ROFL.. 

I do hope that you will join in the fun, and add your Santa cards to the challenge this week. 
Some of our team are poorly this week, so I am sending love and best wishes and a speedy recovery to those.

The DT team all look forward to popping along to view your creations and leave some love along the way.

and dont forget, you have to be in it to win it :) 

stay warm and safe.  hugs Jackie. xx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Bearly Mine Challenge 62

Good Morning all, another brand new challenge starts over at BearlyMine Challenges today, and the theme for the next week with B team, is      SNOWFLAKES...  and I have been lucky enough,, again to be Guest Designer for this week. :)

I would expect to see tons of entries this weeks, as its.. only about 5 weeks away from the C word LOL....
I have used a Mo Manning Image called Sticky, who can be found HERE.  just adorable. :) I love colouring up this image, (as with all of Mo's), I am just disappointed in the photography AGAIN... !   but as its so dark here at the moment, I just could not get a decent shot, no matter how hard I tried. (this was the best of over a dozen !!!)..  soI do apologise for lack of crispness about it etc.

The papers I have used are both from BearlyMineDesigns, from the Christmas Swirls digi papers.

Copics used.
Skin E00, E000, E01, E11, E13, R20
clothes. G20,G21, G24, G28,    R20, R32, R35, R37.
boots, E11, E13, E15, E17, E18
extras, C7, C5, C3, C1.
Ribbon from stash, (which I have also used to go around the square mat, not that you can see it lol) CB snowflake folder
and sentiment from Pink Gem.

Are our wonderful sponsers for this week.

I am  also entering this for this weeks Challenge at DP2, which is.. Lets Chill... well I find the best way to 'chillax' is to have something naughty but nice.. :)

I hope you all have a fabby week, and will join in the fun with this challenge.  The DT girls have as always come up with fantastic cards for inspiration, make sure you pop over to leave some love.

Love and hugs. Jackie. xx

If you took part in last weeks challenge, make sure you pop over and check to see if you are a winner.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

New Challenge at Bearly Mine Designs.

Good morning all from another bleak and damp day in Kent.  Lets see if we can bring some sunshine into our day with a brand new challenge starting over at Bearlymine Challenges today.  This week Team A is taking on the theme of     PINK CHRISTMAS        ( yep 'fraid it is only 6 weeks to go too) !!
The team as ever have come up with fantastic cards....

This week Whimsy Stamps are our sponsers . and we would like to thank them for sponsering us this time.

5 digi images of the winners choice.
I am lucky enough to be Guest Designer again this week at Bearlymine Challenges  , thank you Donna for asking me back again :) 

I have used Festive Fairy by LOTV 
Papers are by Bearly Mine Designs,... Simply Dots, Pastel Christmas, and Christmas Fun.


R81, 83 85. 89.
E000,00,01,11,13, R20  E15,17.19.
YG26,28 Y23
C1 and 3.
G94,99 and 21 and 24.
Ribbon and pearls from stash, and I have decorated the poinsettia with diamond crystals.

We, the team, hope to see lots of enteries again this week, and will be popping by to see all the wonderful creations, and leave some love.  You have one week to join in the fun.... and it will be one less card you need to make for Chrimbo lol.. plus as I said the chance to win the fabby prize on offer.  so what are you waiting for...... lets go PINK...:)
in case you  need it again..... Bearlymine Challenges   is the place to join in the fun.  xx

Make sure you drop by the Teams blogs and see what they have come up with... lots of inspiration there too, if you need it.

hugs to all..... Jackie xxx

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Bearly Mine GD Card

A brand new challenge has started today over at BearlyMine Challenges, and I am chuffed to say, I am Guest Designer there again this week :)

The theme for this challenge is FLOWERS GALORE, so a  nice easy one for me,  there are, some fabby prizes to be had by the lucky winners drawn ...

I , again have used another LOTV image, just loving these :)
 Papers all from Bearlymine designs
Microdots, Gingham, Christmas Swirls,  Flowers and ribbon from stash,
Copics. B0000,000,00,01,02,05
E00,01,11,13,15,17,18, R20

Make sure you pop over to the other Design Teams blogs and leave some love, as always,, the girls have come up with some fantastic cards.   

hugs Jackie. x

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

LOTV card and some news :)

Good Morning to all fellow crafters ... yep Im back again, get me LOL...

Taken me two days to try and get a decent photo of this card... as you can see... I never did succeed.... due to lack of light camera auto flash.. (dont understand my camera .. cos dont do techno rofl)... kept coming on....  does ANYONE else get the sparkly throw back from E15 &18?? how strange is that...   anyway... you got the best I could do..

Image by LOTV.
Simply Dots by Bearlymine Designs,  flower and check paper from stash. Flowers from Wild Orchid, sentiment by Pink Gem.
guess who made a list :) meeeeee  now theres a first lol 

R43/46 RV11 (little girl)
B00, 01,02,25, 16  G20, 21, 24, 94 (little boy)
E00.01, 11,13,15,17,18, 
R20 blush
Book E31,33,35

need to go and have a lie down now as in shock I remembered to take note of numbers lol...
Now for some fab news... Donna at BearlyMineDesigns, has just brought out 3 more fantastic new Christmas sets,  and I might be a tad biased, BUT, they are fabby.. check them all out HERE... defo some must haves there.  Get your credit cards at the ready girls... :)

right.. things to be done... :)  have a great day all.. hugs Jackie x

(dont forget new challenge just started over at BMC... xxxx

Tuesday, 23 October 2012


Made this card a little while ago, to send to a lovely friend on a craft forum I belong to, who very kindly sent me loads and loads of beautiful quillings papers and bits and bobs as she found out I had just started doing a little bit of quilling, and was loving it, and as she ...... in her words 'didnt have the patience for it'.. she very kindly sent them to me..... so a big thank you to Marion.   (how kind of her was that?)

Just spent most of day sorting all my craft files on the computer... utter chaos comes to mind :), and realised I had not yet posted this one.

I have used a LOTV image, and oooh guess what... I can not remember what copics I used... rofl....  papers from stash.. so no help there either... LOL.   the copics look  like they might be low BV numbers... but Im not promising anything... sorry... but you know what Im like... plunge into the colouring.... and forget to write down what I am using... ... and in my defense on this one.... I did make it a couple of weeks ago ...

HOpe to be back with another card tomorrow, as soon as I can get a decent picture... the light is so bad here at moment it keeps auto flashing... and im getting a real bizare effect on my E18....

Dont forget to pop over to Bearly Mine Challenges as there is a brand new challenge starting today. The theme for this week is an easel card :)

And.... another fantastic fabulous piece of news ...... (for me anyway lol)... Donna at BearlyMine has asked  me to stay on a tad longer and be Guest designer for her and the teams..... stoked is the word.  So for a few more challenges...  you will see me and my cards popping up.... :)

Be back with you soon  hugs Jackie x Happy Crafting. x

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

GDT card for Bearly Mine Challenges :)

Good morning to all.... yep  this is what I was so happy about last week :) I am Guest Designer on the Bearly Mine Challenges, thank you Donna for allowing me to join you this time.
 I had great fun with your papers , as always...

The theme for this challenge is 'ANYTHING GOES', so a nice and easy  for everyone.

The sponser for this challenge is.... 


 This is what one lucky winner will get :)


I have used a LOTV stamp, and Bearly Mine papers Christmas Swirls and Simply Dots.

Copics used BG000,01,02,05,08. BV01,02,04. E11,13,15,17,18, R20.C1,3,5.   Marianne Dies, and Pink Gem ticket stamp.

Make sure you drop by and leave some love on the Design Team cards... they are all totally gorgeous.

have a great week all.... hugs Jackie x

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Challenge card for DP2

Gosh get me, even entering a challenge now:)

Kisses by Mo Manning, another adorable image as always.

I have, as nearly always, used copics on this image, and gone for a slightly different approach on the card shape, it should fit nicely into a 7 x 5 envie :) (I hope lol)... thats the plan anyway, unless I got my measurements wrong lol)

Copics used... :)
Skin E01, 00,, 000, 11, 13, R20
Hair E18, 17, 15, 13 11.
Dress R81, 83, 85 89. G99, erm...... 62 and 69 (I think)... will check on the greens again. flowers, various.

Its a shame I cant take a decent photo, this took 6 attempts and still doesnt show that it is actually decoupaged... and when it did show it, it looked like it all out of alignment, so I gave up... rofl... will try better next time, but photography is obviously NOT my thing :)

I am entering this into the challenge over at DP2. again another first after 6 months of being awol from anything to do with card making.

Also.... I will have a little bit..  of news next week, I am REALLY excited by this... but going to keep you in suspenders for now  :) cos I can lol... but to say, I really am chuffed to bits... might only be something s mall to some, but it has made me a very happy girly :)

catch up with you all soon....  take care and have a wonderful day :) xx hugs Jackie 

Sunday, 7 October 2012

On a roll :)

Get me, yet another card :) Another stamp thats not seen the light of day for a very long time.

Have to say I am coming across a lot of stamps, and other bits, that I had totally forgotten I had, how bad is that. opps lol... but I feel like a kid in a toy shop,, not knowing what I going to find next and so much choice of what to play with next lol.

I have to admit I am rather enjoying opening up boxes, drawers etc lol... so easily pleased me.   Have not quite got to the stage of stroking papers yet thou rofl... but I am sure that will come. :)  I had however, forgotten just what a  mess I can make in my craft room just  making one card...  so I seem to spend half my time clearing up only to go and play again and create another mess... oh well... creative chaos I think its called hehehe.

Again no idea on what I used on this card, as made it a few days ago, but... still trying to keep in mind when I start  my next project to keep a note pad beside me to get used to writing down the copic numbers .. ... well I can hope rofl.

I do seem to be in a blue mode at the moment :) copic wise that is ... must sort that out.... :)

Hope everyone has a fabby Sunday...

hugs J xx

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Betty's Birthday

Made this card for a dear friend of mine, a lady who is like a mum to me, Betty, aged 84, even managed to decoupage the bunnies and pots in places, (still got a lot to learn from Debby lol) but I tried,  Betty loves decoupage and blue, and as I had not got this stamp out for a while (ok or any others lol),  but thought it would be ideal to try and play with, cutting out bits. um... :)  anyway, she loved it, and thats all that matters, just as well her eye sight is 100% lol

papers again, no idea, as just trying to use up scraps from my overflowing boxes, as you can see.. big scaps too, as this is a5 card,  the letters are cut from some dies I managed to get hold of whilst I was in Spain, again no idea who made by, I am just a wealth of information... NOT... rofl.   I do promise that I will try and take more notice of what I am using as I go along, but for next few cards, all made in past week, I just been playing and making for those birthdays etc, I know coming up,  and wasnt thinking of re opening up my blog again at that time.

I have to admit to even..... swearing now.. buying, my daughters card in July !!! opps.

But if the blog gets a bit more active again, I will TRY, and take copic numbers down, at the least lol... did say TRY... lol...

have a fabby weekend everyone.. 

hopefully be back tomorrow with something else. :)

Friday, 5 October 2012

Guess who's back :)

Well its been a lot longer than I anticipated, but, I have finally dragged my mojo back from its world cruise, and tied it back down in the craft room, and its under lock and key for a while now lol....

As you can see, a whole new look for my blog... (for now, until I remember how to do better things with it, its surprising how quickly one forgets the techno behind blogging lol).. senile dementia I s'pect lol 

I hope that craft land has been keeping well, along with my followers, of which I have probably lost most by now, ...

I h ave just started card making again, as the call for my copics was too much too bear, so, without further ado, here is a long over due card made by myself, hopefully, as time goes by, I will climb back aboard and have the blog back up and running as it used to be.

any lurkers? thank you for still being there.

Old image as you can see by Sarah Kay,  sentiment by Pink Gem, papers from stash and do not even think for one moment I remember the copic numbers.... rofl some things just never change.. :) 

love and hugs... Jackie

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Just to let you know.....

To all my wonderful followers, and people that drop by, that I am taking a small break away from card making , DT work and blogging for the time being.

I would to say a HUGE big thank you to all that pop by..... and leave such wonderful comments.

I hope to be back with you all soon, once my mojo has returned and home life settled back into place...

thank you all again from the bottom of my heart... Jackie xxxx hugs. xxx

Saturday, 31 March 2012

A Gem of a Challenge -43

As Chucky says...... I'm BAACCKK :)

Just in the nick of time to start off a new challenge over at A Gem of A Challenge.... yep, it was my turn to pick a theme and I decided on ....


We, at AGOAC, would like to see this colour featured into your designs...please.

Once again there are some fabby prizes to be had, Janet is kindly offering the winner 4 digi images of the your choice, (subject to availability).  plus badges for all the top 3.

I have used one of the newer designs... Flower Power Emma,  isn't she just fabby ?!
Both the papers are from stash, and no idea who by, sentiment by SU,
Copics used.
and various yellows :) (see somethings don't change lol)

As this is my first card and challenge since my return from Mexico, I would love to see a huge response to this challenge... just to make me feel better lol... no pressures then hehe.

You have two weeks to join in the fun.  
Tis good to be back.... big hugs Jackie xx 

Saturday, 3 March 2012

AGOAC # 41

I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date.... no time to say hello , goodbye, I'm late, etc  

MANY apologies for not putting my 'A Gem of a Challenge ' card earlier, but I have only just managed to get to finish it.... infact it was touch and go as to whether I could actually make it at all... but I put a few other things on hold... and here it is..

The theme for the next two weeks.... is.. PERFECT PASTELS... which our lovely Katie has chosen.

I have used various papers by PINK GEM, plus the sentiment stamp, and also the Baby bear which is now digi and polymer... if you pop over to the shop a lot of the newer digi images are now being released in polymer, you will find some of them HERE.  

Sorry this is short and sweet.... but I really have to dash, only a couple more days to go... and we flying out to Mexico City :)

I will be MIA for the next  3 weeks.... so have fun with your crafting and joining in the challenge.

big hugs Jackie xx

oooh have you seen the latest new papers by Pink Gem??? and... I cant wait to play with the owls... :) 
You really do need to make a cuppa and sit and browse through the shop.... lots of new goodies to be had.