Friday 31 December 2010

A look back...

As the end of 2010 is nearly here.. I thought I would share my  fav cards I have made this year... it was difficult, as originally I was only going to put one... lol... but I have finally narrowed it down to erm...... 9 ! lol and in no particular order  :)....

I would like to wish everyone that drops by, A VERY Happy New Year and hope that 2011 brings you all happiness, good health and nice things.. (such as crafty stash :)) .
I will be back in 2011 with my mojo, that seems to have taken a leave of absence over the Xmas hols lol...
hugs Jackie x

Friday 24 December 2010


I would like to thank all my followers, people that just drop by, and all the wonderful people that have left such lovely comments on my blog over the past year. 

I would like also to take this time to wish you A  VERY Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year... and I hope you will all have a fabulous day tomorrow, and that Santa leaves you all sorts of wonderful crafting goodies in your stocking :)  

I will be back soon.. after all the festivities are over....

Thank you all so much for visiting me this year, and I hope you will all be back next .


hugs Jackie x

Wednesday 22 December 2010


Hello my little blogging buddies.... :)...  I HAD to share this with you, cos I soooooooo chuffed to bits....
A fellow, (Mega talented), crafter... Michelle Cassell.... and also one of my rivals challengers.. in some of the Facebook Games and ALSO, my friend :)...  made a bracelet a short while ago, and put on Mo's FB page.

I spotted it, and... commented how much I loved it... (I also said just send to me :).  and bless her heart, she made me a bracelet up, PLUS (surprise surprise Cilla), also put in a handcrafted pendant Alice necklace (plus some other likkle goodies and a fabby Christmas card, this all dropped on my mat this morning, and to be honest, it has taken me ALL day to get over the shock, excitement, awe, and gratitude (if thats the right word I looking for, I know what I mean lol).
I was simply stunned at the awesome work of art that  Meesh has created, I just HAD to show everyone... its absolutely FABULOUS.  And I cant wait to show all my friends and family come Xmas...
So to my buddy  Meesh... (and I hope you will all pop over to her blog and see her STUNNING works of art,) THANK YOU so much hun... I absolutely adore it.. and you are one very kind, talented and generous lady.  (still not happy you keep beating me at all the games however LOL), but will forgive you now :).

Would like to add, that all the images Meesh has used are by Mo Manning, and can be found HERE.  

How blooming lucky am I? Mos AND Michelles works of art to keep forever ::) !!!!
I would also like to add..... I haven't ' known'  Meesh for long at all... (just passing bloggers, and rivals in FB games lol) so this means soo much to me... xx 
hugs Jackie. xxx

Monday 20 December 2010

Sketch and Stash Challenge 51 and a Celebration

For this weeks challenge , I have chosen no. 8 sketch  and  a Wags and Whiskers image.

The theme is............................                      Pick a sketch.

If you pop over to the Sketch and Stash Challenge blog, in the side bar there is a link to all the sketches available to you, you are totally going to be spoilt for choice ! :) 

Now I've got some very exciting news to tell you about this fortnight's Sketch & Stash challenge.
We are celebrating Christmas early, and our almost 2 year anninversary ... yes the Sketch and Stash has been going for 2 years at the beginning of January, how amazing is that?  So we are doing something a little special this time for you

Some of our regular sponsors are offering up some fab prizes for you and we also are running a scavenger hunt on some DT members' blogs.

Here are our prizes ...

from our very regular sponsor Simon Says  Stamp we have this fab prize.

Katharina over at Whiff of Joy is offering a stamp of YOUR choice

Elaine from Quixotic Paperie is offering this fab embellishment pack ...

Whimsy Stamps are offering a $15 voucher for their store

is offering 2 of her fabulous new rubber stamps ...

As well as offering these fabulous prizes we are also running a scavenger hunt.
Hidden on some of the DT blogs are some mystery  prizes ... if you want to be in with a chance of winning one of these prizes, offered by Meljen Designs and Wags n Whiskers, you need to comment on the DT blogs and enter the challenge  (we will check LOL!!).

OK so to be in with a chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes all you need to do is make a card using one of our last 50 sketches ... yep it is your choice which sketch you use.
To find our sketch catalogue click on the link on the right hand sidebar of the challenge blog ... all of them are there for you to peruse!
Please put a pic of the sketch on your blog so we can see which one you chose (we will check you have used one of our sketches, so no cheating LOL!!).
To join in the scavenger hunt please click on each DT member's link and it will take you to their post.

Wednesday 15 December 2010

2nd post for today... Mo's DP2 challenge

Theme this week over at Mo's DP2 is Winter Wonderland, as the challenge finishes tomorrow, I am adding a second post today. Little Sticky, can be found HERE, and I just think he is totally adorable.
Off to Post Office, so cant stop sorry... shouldnt be here now ..
I used the Magnolia hickory whatsit tag die, cut one from card stock and one from parchment, dtp and glittered, and curled the top layer (hope that travels well in envie !!!).  Used BG copics, 0000, 00 , 1 and 4 (I think)...  Candy cane, R85, 83, 81 and 89 lots of glitter/glamour dust, pearls and ribon from stash. xx

Have a Mice Christmas

Yet another Christmas card............. nearly there... 
Joanna Sheen image, couldn't resist this one lol... don't think the people I sending it too will find it funny... ROFLMAO... as they just been having problems with likkle mickeys... of the real variety. lol... but appealed to my sense of humour lol...

Used the CB folder, and as for copics, no idea, as coloured this up a while back, well, I don't want to spoil you too much lol... as I have been pretty good of late.  You might not be able to take the shock if I keep remembering to put down the numbers :)
The ribbon reel and sentiment also come with the main stamp, nice little additions I thought.
Another short and sweet posting, as need to get self to post office today, pick up my mouse... of the puter type... last one not working properly, so try again !!!! .. and post off all the cards made to date.. and there are quite a few, and being the amount of card stock a nd papers I use, this won't be cheap.. second mortgage needed lol. 
Have a fabby day all... I only have 4 more to make... (as far as I know).... so nearly there... I got a gorgeous one to show you with a MM image, but I  need to go and check if I can put into challenge or not... as cant remember this weeks destructions.  I think its got to be one of my most fav of late... just need to get a good piccy of it... (won't be holding breath on that one then !! LOL)...
take care all.. back later or moro xxxx hugs J x

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Pink Gem Challenge card

Well Im back again, and Im STILL making Christmas cards, and if I don't pull my finger out, I will defo end up buying from M and S. !!! Sure someone pinching or hiding them, as quick as I making them, as I still haven't got enough... not sure whats occuring here lol.. Pixies I reckon. :)
Did you all see my little new additional blinky :)  I made the top five over at Pink Gem with my last card. happy little bunny.  Whilst picking that up, took note of this next challenge, as you do, and... well here we go... 

This little lady been sitting in the box far too long, so what better time to dust her off and use for the Pink Gem challenge.  This month, it is a sketch, yep.. no question of me joining in this one then lol. Seem to be running a blue theme at the moment with my cards, still it makes a nice change from traditional red and green.

Copics used. B29, B26, B24, B21.  Skin E00, E000, E11 and R20. lots of glamour dust (time to buy some more me thinks).. Spotty paper from Sarah Hurley, checks by Kanban, and I think the star one is kanban too.. not sure on that.  Twinklets on large snowflakes, and used the CB snowflake die.
Back to the craft room it is... and time to do a swift count up of cards done... surely I must be NEARLY there now, lol....

Have a fabby day all... and dont forget to join in the Let it Snow challenge over at Kenny Ks this week.  This is my last DT week until after the Chrimbo hols... us girlies are all snowflaked out, so will be having a little break over Christmas, Team B, will host the next challenge... then we on a little jolly holiday... We will be back in the New Year, with some fantastic new Team Mates, and I cannot wait to be working with them... If you want to be nosey and see who is joining us, if you haven't already, pop over to the Challenge Blog.... :)
Catch you all laters... hugs Jackie x

Sunday 12 December 2010

Kenny K Krafty Girlz Challenge - Let it Snow

Its Team A's turn again to host the this week's challenge over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge, and its a nice easy one for this time of year :) Let it Snow, all we want to see is a card or project with something to do with Snow.

I have used Mistletoe who can be found HERE,, at Kennys shop, and for a change went for blues, (cos its chilly out there lol)... Well ok, truth time, one of the lovely ladies on the forum I belong to made us some lovely free backing papers, (thank you)  with snowflakes on, and I had just printed a couple off, and the blue one was sitting there asking to be used, so I basically worked the image to suit the paper, then went in hunt of a border die, I knew I had, but hadn't used in a long while, and obviously had to have one of the large cuttlebug snowflakes, which I have added twinklets to. The sentiment ticket is by Pink Gem.  A few little pearls added, glamour dust and card done.
Copics used...B39,
B26, B23. B21, B000
E00, E000, E11 and R20 (skin)
This is my last Kenny K challenge card for a little while... only because we will be having a small break over Christmas... and then I will be back , as Arnie says lol...  If you pop over to the Challenge Blog, you will see that we have some New KK Girlz joining our team in the New Year,and I cant wait to start working with them... you will know a few of the ladies already...
Sadly some of the Team are leaving, and I would like to say best wishes to all of them and it has been totally awesome working with you girlz.
Im now off to turn up the heating, cos it freezing here today...
Have a fab day all, keep warm and safe... and I look forward to checking out your fabby creations for this weeks challenge.Don't forget there as always are prizes to be had.... for the 3 top winners. Don't forget to check out the other DT cards, as , as always they have done some smashing projects.
hugs Jackie x

Thursday 9 December 2010

Little church

Not a challenge card, or a DT card today, just a Christmas card, as still not made enough ...  I spotted this over at Justinklined a while back,  and thought what a lovely scene, hadn't got around to colouring it up, even thought it been sitting on desk willing me to get out the copics lol.  So... today was the day.. :)

I decided to, what I call, 'rough copic' it,  I expect there is a term for it, but thats my name for it, lol.... basically not much blending going on just rough, randomish colour, (only used this on the trees), the church was done as per the norm.   I actually like using this effect now and then,and its good to do something different occasionally. 

The copics I have used,
trees, G99, G94 and G82
church E31, E34 and E37
snow C5, C3 and C1 
Then a glue pen and glamour dust for a bit of sparkle here and there, well , it is Christmas after all. :), and some sponging for the sky.

Kept the rest of the card fairly simple, as once again, I wanted the image to stand out. So cuttlebug snow folder, bit of ribbon and a snowflake charm, the charm came from Pink Gem.
Enjoy the rest of your day... Im off to colour up some Robins :)
hugs Jackie x

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Pennys Challenge Blog 44

Another new challenge over at Pennys Challenge Blog, and this time round its.... MERRY CHRISTMAS.  So I would think we should have plenty of enteries for this one :)...
I have used Christmas Tree Pengy, from Fairy Dust Crafts,. Just thought this image so cute, with the little Penguin in his muff and ear fluffies LOL...

Copics used.. sorry AGAIN, no idea, as I done this card last week, and I have been chasing my backside all week, trying to catch up on so much, and not having a car, has not helped one iota.  Plus probs still occuring with computer and as for the new m ouse... forget it... it doing more damage than good.. think I got a duff one... nothing at all new there then. 
I hope you will take part in the challenge as there are some fabby prizes to be had, plus Fairy Dust has very kindly sponsered us this time round. 
I need to run... again, as appointment shortly, and shouldn't be here now... and as for the C word.... well can someone postpone it for a few more months? lol... as per usual.... Im way behind.

Tuesday 7 December 2010


Well another day without car (and mouse, by the look of things)... getting just a tad fed up now.. however, it has meant lots of playing time in my craft room...

When I saw 'Sticky', I knew I just had to have him... isnt he just adorable, and yes.... another Mo Manning image :)...  Sticky can be found HERE...  I am putting him in this weeks challenge over at DP2, which is Glitz and Glimmer, well there is certainly plenty of that on this card :). and I already have another one of him coloured up ready to go...
Nearly made all my Chrimbo cards now, just a few more to go, why I couldnt just stick a topper on a few I dont know, no, I had to colour every image lol.... but, then isnt that part of the fun?, at least I know my crafting buddies will appreciate time spent, even if the rest dont :).
Copics used.

skin E00, E11, E000, R20
clothing G99, G94, G82
shoes and candy bar R89,, R85, R83, R81
pointsetta from stash, and used twinklets (yay... remembered the name finally lol).
Ribbon coloured with copics to match cardstock
Magnolis Hickory whatsit tag :)
glimmer dust (?) for hat and bobbles, plus some of that snow stuff... so technical LOL 

Time to go and colour some snow... :) least this time the only snow I playing with is on a card and not outside.
Hope you all have a fabby day.... hugs Jackie xx
I would also like to say a HUGE big thank you, to all the lovely people that leave such wonderful comments on my blog... thank you so very much, it means so much to me. xx

Monday 6 December 2010

Sketch and Stash Challenge 50

Brrrrrrr.. its cold outside... (none to warm inside at min either)...  Just waiting for postie to deliver my new mouse... it best turn up today or someone wont be happy !

Today we start a new challenge over at Sketch and Stash, and once again Sue has come up with a fabby sketch, and all the rest of the DT girls have done it proud, as always.  We have a new Guest Designer, Vicky, please check out her card and blog, as well as the rest of the team,

My old stash, is the stamp, and new...well tried something new with ribbon, as an extra :).  Get me!  LOL
Slipped up on the copic numbers for this one, if I can work out later what I used I will add them here.

Hope loads of you will join in the fun with us at the Challenge Blog.... look forward to seeing you there...:)
Need to see if car going to play nice this morning, and if so... it going to hospital... as fed up getting stranded every time I go out  grrrr. and in this weather.. is a brrrr as well lol.
Hope you all have a good day... Sorry this is short and sweet.. but needs must... and I must sort car.   hugs J xx

Sunday 5 December 2010

Purse for a friend (no Money thou) LOL

Good morning all... well all the snow has disappeared, considering the amount we had, it is unbelieveable that it could go so quickly, mind you... the heavens have opened ! So now we just have loads of the wet stuff instead of the white. oh well... roll on summer. :)

Today is a card I have made for one of my best friends, and yes I know it says Wedding Purse on the description... but I still felt can be used for birthdays too.  The digi image is by Justinklined, and can be found HERE. I cannot beleive that such a simple card took me so long to make lol... but I faffed with different ideas for far too long, I wanted the purse to really stand out, and not be lost amongst various papers etc, as felt there is so much details in the image.  So out came my trust CB folders, and I opted to mirror the design on the purse.   Sadly, when stamping the sentiment dtp I slightly smudged one letter.. grrr... so.. quick fix, as yes you guessed it, I had already stuck the image on... stupid or what !!!! I have embossed lines at top and bottom of card, but guess what... poo photography as per the usual...... hehe

Copics used. R81,R83, R85 R89
G99 G94 G82 G12
E11,E00 E13 E17 E40 E000
Plus copic clear glitter pen and sakura glitter pen.
Righty oh... time to sort self out and debate taking two dogs for a walk soon... had daughters little spaniel for the night.. and feel like I slept in a straight jacket all night... one dog either side, snuggled right in, I couldnt move a muscle... needless to say I certainly did not get cold.... the very opposite... was boiling... today, back absolutely killing me, where I obvioiusly slept at odd angles !!!  however.... lovely to have two dogs back in house, and it certainly not helping my decisionas to whether to have another one or not LOL... But as I have waited a year to get one..... a few more months wont hurt, as want to wait until after my Bali holidays... plus summer much easier to housetrain...  (have to think of these things LOL.

Dont forget Kenny K's Challenge Blog today starts a new challenge and WOW... you should see what the DT's have done.... fantastic girls... all totally fabby cards..The theme this week is Monochromatic.
Hugs Jackie x

Thursday 2 December 2010

Sarah Hurley Challenge

Good morning peeps... in all my excitment with the snow fall.... I nearly forgot to post my challenge item... doh...  This week over at Sarah Hurleys Challenge blog the theme this week  is.......................  a gift bag.
I have used all of Sarah images and papers on this, and would like to thank Nena for sending me details of a template for the bag.
 And to think NO colouring involved on this either, thats a first for me lol.. (well of late it certainly is).
Dont forget to check out the other DT's bags, they really showed me up on this challenge LOL... well done girls.

Im away to the craft room again today... but... due to no mousey yet.. and cant see that turning up in the near future.... a lot of what I wanted to do on the puter will have to wait, as I just not got the patience with the mouse on the lappy.  And half the time things just disappear or 'happen' that I dont want to happen.. lol.. is it just me??? or do others have the same problem?
Hope everyone is staying warm and safe.... unlike most, I LOVE the snow... especially when I indoors watching it lol....
take care all... will be back laters or moro with something... I have a cunning plan rofl... well not really, just a new stamp I not tried out yet...:).. yep it fell into my basket over at Joanna Sheens with the other one from yesterday... hehe... hugs Jackie x

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Friends :)

Saw this cute stamp over at Donnas Den a while back (she had a sale on at the time... sooooooo)... say no more.. lol.. Just had to have it, as you do... and not had time to have a play until today.

  The actual image didnt take long to colour up at all, as most of it is in the stamp, (if you get my drift).   However them leaves took a steady hand lol.. defo not one to colour when had a tipple or two. :)  Had to use my last bit of scrummy olive green satin ribbon... need to go shopping again :), and it just fitted.. phew... a bit of fiddling around, but got there in the end.

I think the papers are from the Forever Friends CD, I could be wrong lol... as I just found enough of them too, to make a card, as had bits left over from last project.  As for copics.... oh dear, here we go...
Bird C5, C3 C1

Mouse erm........................ E11, E13 and... E53 (I think) lol..
Leaves G99, G94. G82
and that was pretty much it...
Mouse... puter mouse that is... has died a death, and I am back to using the one on lappy, which I hate... so spending minimal time on puter at present... mind you, I might actually get some housework done now lol...
Hope everyone is keeping warm and safe in this weather... My car also died on top of driveway.. so that not going anywhere for a while either, even if it was working, I cant get the thing of the drive LOL... so.. back to my craft room I go :)...  every cloud has a silver lining LOL...
hugs J xxx