Saturday, 21 December 2013

Lets Celebrate Christmas :)

Whilst blog hopping last night, I come across this little beauty :) Flurry, by Lacy Sunshine . and ... by skin of teeth, am just about to enter in this weeks challenge with her, which is Celebrate.  I h ave to say, its the quickest I have made a card, as they are also having a GDT spot, which I thought I would enter.    The card looks a bit bare to me,, lol, as usually I put more on, but... time was/is of the essence.

Papers are by BearlyMine Designs, and HERE is the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog....
sorry but need to dash off and link this up, then a quick cuppa and out of the door .. playing Taxi service and nannie duties tonight.. :)    

Copics used, V000, V01, V04.  E00,11,13,15,17 and 18... and I have JUST n oticed this poor girly hasnt got rosy cheeks....  so no R20 used lol.. opps.... will add a bit of blush to her in a while..  told you i was rushing it !!!

hugs Jackie xxx

Friday, 20 December 2013


Yes I know, I have been a bad blogger of late, only doing the necessaries... ie... my DT spot on BearlyMine Challenges and pretty much, not much more, but that is one of my next years resolutions to get back to a bit more blogging...   

I have been jewellery making, card reading, card making, looking after granddaughter, poorly doggie, visiting friends etc... so a pretty busy time these last few months, but... I hope to be a little more organised next year... lol... says she. !!!!  I will try... I promise lol..

In the mean time... I have also been extremely lucky, to have been published twice now, in Making Cards, with another project in the making for next year... :) a very happy bunny... :)  so... to round up and tie up a few lose ends for the end of year... here are a few of my favourite things from 2013............  I hope you enjoy ... even if just a little bit... :)

I would like to thank all the peeps that pass by my blog and leave such wonderful comments.. thank you all so much, it means the world to me...

News and hopes for 2014... 

 A new Design Team....
Will be on their New Releases :)

entering more challenges !!!!    this has so fallen by the wayside this year.

Staying with my fab Team on BearlyMine Challenges 

erm... making and selling more jewellery, ...  and keeping up with putting on my fb for sale page. !! 

So another busy year coming up I feel.. all I need now, is to be more organised. LOL

Thank you all again for all your support over the past year.... love and hugs and a Very Happy Christmas and New Year to you all.

xxx Jackie xx

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

BearlyMine challenge

Where on earth did the past two weeks go??? I don't think I been hibernating lol....  so much for showing you all what else I been up to... must try and do this week... .nothing to do with cards !!! 

However, for now, a brand new challenge is starting today, over at BearlyMine Challenges, and this week its the all time favourite of


just as well, as I still well behind with Chrimbo cards, so an ideal time to use some of the gorge papers from Donna, at BMD, links given below.

I have used a Mo Manning Image, one of my fav Christmas ones :)

Papers used Plain and Simple, Simply Dots  and Christmas Dreams
and yes I have forgotten what copics I used :) lol 
some fab prizes from this weeks sponsers.

 I am sure we will have hundreds of entries this week, hope you all have fun and join in.

stay safe and warm... Jackie x

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Bearly Mine Challenges

Ok... so... I not been around as much as I should have but I do have a perfectly good excuse reason, lol... but I will come onto that tomorrow.. :)  in the mean time, its that time of the fortnight again, where I am host to the Team B on BearlyMine Challenges... this week its the C word.. yah.. Christmas grr barr humbug lol.. but I had to go with it.. lol..  the theme is..........


I should have been a good girl and gone shopping... well ok, scouring more like, through all the fabby Xmas stamps, digis and real ones, I have, but.. I saw this lovely little girl, by Lily of the Valley, in my stamped up images box, and I didnt have to go any further.. :) easy as peanuts. :) or if ya posh... cashew lol...

As always some fabby prizes to be had, if you gonna enter :)

1 stamp of the winners choice.
I applaud my DT they come up trumps again..

so here is my effort for this week...

All papers can be found at BearlyMine Designs... I used. Christmas Light :) lubbly jubbly.

copics as always now days.. not many of either lol... yeah ok I cheated... and lots of glamour dust lol..  charms and sentiment stamp from Pink Gem.

right that its.. Im offski...  its dinner time, and yes this post IS scheduled lol... enjoy the challenge all.. and I will be back moro, or is that the day after?  with something different to cards, and THAT is why I been awol and busy.. xxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

BearlyMine Challenge 110

Sorry I have been awol again, but been on Nannie duties and jaunting off, and..... opps I caught a bug.. not the cold or flu sort, but.. the jewellery sort.... !!! yep I finally succumbed to it... lol.. but I will save all that for another day.. today is all about the brand new challenge over at Bearly Mine challenges.....

and this weeks fabby challenge is........................


Again some fabby sponsers. (as always),

 Emerald Faeries - 3 Digi's of the Winner's Choice

 Dies to Die For - £10 Gift Voucher

I so nearly used the very same image as another member of the team, but I wasn't happy with the way it was turning out lol, so took a different approach..

I used an old stamp I had, that, tbh has not seen the light of day much and defo not recently, and just thought it would be a nice change from my usual cuties..

I have used Simply Dots and Mini Dots, both by Bearly Mine Designs, as I didnt want too much going on with backing papers etc. but thought these two fitted the colourways and what I had in mind, beautifully.    So easy to print out exactly the right colour with so many choices with these Digi sets.  I used a die and doily from stash, computer generated sentiment and copics to colour up image.

BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV04, BV08.  
G20, G21, G24, G28 , G94, G99
and some orange lol...

please join in the fun over at Bearly Mine Challenges this weeks,.. and you never know you might be one of our winners.

Me, I am off for an early night, YES, this is scheduled as I am lol... I love my granddaughter to bits, but I love her going home even more so.. lol. xxxxxxx

happy crafting all.. hugs J xx

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Bearly Mine Challenge 106

Good morning all... well... today I start back as Team Leader for Team B, on Bearly Mine Challenges... :) (Just hope I have done the first posting properly, rofl.... as there has been a few, technical hitches... ok.. Jackie hitches, along the way ... opppsey).
Just as well Donna got the patience of a Saint, cos she needs to have with me at the helm again lol..... so firstly, if you don't already know, we are on the look out for a couple or 3 more DT members, so if you are going to take part in this weeks challenge and would like to a chance to join the rest of us nutters on the team,... put DT after your name when you add your project/card, and you never know it could be you :)

So... for this weeks challenge it is....


I have used a freebie by BearlyMine Designs, and also Mini Dots,  the image is by Fred She Said, called Halloween Rosey,
Yes I used copics and no, I cannot rememeber what ! lol... been a long while since I have let the side down, cant have you all thinking I finally cracked it lol.  I found some black fibres and basically played ... letters cut from very old die set.  so all in all.. not a lot of help this week.. other than.... the fabby papers, and I ALWAYS, know where they come from lol...

We have as always, great sponsers again this week.... so some lovely prizes to be won... so pop over and see what the other DT have  made of this challenge... and perhaps visit their blogs and leave some love.

Have a good week all.... hugs Jackie x 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Bearly Mine Challenge 104

Morning all, how pretty does that look above :)   
Well its two fabby bits of good news today, firstly.... a brand new challenge has begun over at BearlyMine challenges, and for this next week, with Team B hosting, we have the monthly sketch for you. created by de Boss, Donna :)

Here is my card, for this challenge, but I have to admit, I feel as thought I have cheated.... I totally run out of time, and so didnt get to colouring up an image... there fore... hangs head in shame..... resorted to a topper, by Hunkydory, that I got free in a mag.... I know, smacking wrists as I type lol...   I very nearly didnt get to make one at all... so think yourselves lucky ROFLMAO... I do apologise... (but what I dont get is, why do I feel as thought I have cheated???, as I know, thousands of peeps use toppers all the time... really don't understand why I feel bad.. answers on a postcard me thinks ;) )

(bonus side, at least I dont have to remember which copics I used lol).

 I have used, Floral Surprise, Ginghams, and Mini dots, all by BearlyMine Designs.,

We are being sponsered this week by...

times like this I wish I could join in lol.  We hope to see loads of fabby entries.... and your takes on the sketch :)  .. all the Dt will be popping by to leave some love.....  xx
OK.............................................................. DRUM ROLL PLEASE.. hehehe.... onto, the next bit of news for those of you that have not heard it from the roof tops yet !!!!!.... I have... finally.. had something published... yay... get me... I am totally and utterly gobsmacked and thrilled to bits..... ESPECIALLY...... as ... I have also been invited back to do more projects for Making Cards Magazine... I think I have just about come back down to earth... lol.. for a quick glimpse and teaser, the Mag came out last Friday......

So... if you see one of the mags saying... send your cards in.... go for it....... cos thats all I done , well and kept my fingers and toes crossed for a while lol.... ...

Have a fantastic week crafting.... big hugs... J... xxx 

ok back to the craft room now and catch on the autographs... roflmao... ok... DT cards LOL xxx

Monday, 9 September 2013

DP2 Challenge

Good afternoon all, Im back from my latest jaunt :) and armed with a few cards to show for it, my friend Debs is a hard task master... cracking the whip to keep me busy LOL.

I have made this card to enter into the challenge over at DP2, also there is a GDT call , which I am going to try for also. Its an 'anything goes' theme, so nice and easy :)

I have used 'Sadie with Apples', but as I cannot find her in the SHOP, I guess she is out of commission now. Trust me to use an old digi image lol.. oh dear. ! Either that or I need to go back and complain at Specsavers lol.

Papers used  Floral Pavilion (gingham from stash)
Copics. E00,01, 11,13,15,17.18.  G20.21,24.28.94. R81.83.85.89. R22.24.27

Off to put a spare jumper on, as its now turned very cold and my boiler has decided to go and die on me, typical !!!! 

Keep safe and warm everyone.. hugs Jackie x

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

BearlyMine Challenges 102

Good morning all... How quickly has the past two weeks flown? Cannot believe its challenge time again for Team B, at BearlyMine Challenges.
We have a favourite challenge this week....  ANYTHING GOES.  So that means that we will have hundreds of fabulous entries for the DT team to come and peruse and leave some love :).

As always we have some fabby sponsers, ...

I have used a Saturated Canary image, doily by Stephanie Weightman, ribbon by SU, computer generated sentiment, flowers from stash, and gorgeous digi papers by Bearly Mine Designs, Spring Blossoms and Micro Dots.
copics used, E00, 01, 11, 13,15,17, 18 and 19  R20

I look forward to popping by some of your blogs and seeing your lovely creations.

Have a fabby crafty week.. hugs Jackie x

Friday, 23 August 2013

Bank Holiday Sale at BearlyMine Designs

Time to grab yourself a bargain at BearlyMine Designs 

When they have gone.... they have gone... go check them out now while you can...  :)

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

BearlyMine Challenge 100

Good morning all crafters and, yes, its that time again for Team B to host the new challenge, that starts today for the next week, over at BearlyMine Challenges.

Nice easy one for everyone to follow this week, and it always takes the hard work out of the thinking process :) I like easy. lol

Its our monthly sketch for you all .

As Donna at Bearly Mine Designs has just brought out another set of Steampunk Fantasy (2), I have used these papers for this challenge along with a fabby image by KennyK called Brianna Blaster .

Copics used. E00, 01, 11,13,15,17,18.m R20,24
B12,14,16,18 and 28.

dull gold mirror card, as trying to match up what was on the digi papers, :) clocks, from a scrap of paper i had lurking,  :) and as for the sentiment.. um... maybe not so fitting now I see it on the card... night need to change that.. but, time and patience was running out, and I was losing the will to live by the time I had got to that bit, (as someone... namely me)... didnt look at the sketch properly and forgot it had  a sentiment !!! oppps lol... I wont go into all the other 'wrongs' I had to put right on this one LOL...

As usual all the DT look forward to seeing your makes again this week.... and last by not least, our fabby sponsers this time are.

 Have a wonderful week crafting... hugs Jackie x

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

New Release at BearlyMine Designs.

Well our lovely Donna has pulled it off again and come up with another brand new set of Digi papers.... Steampunk Fantasy 2.

On sale now at BearlyMine Designs :) 

fabby papers, cant wait to get using these :)

hugs Jackie x

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Challenge time at BearlyMine :)

Whoops guess who forgot to schedule their post last night !!! having sprung out of bed this morning to do so...before the boss slaps me wrist lol (ok crawled out of more like) !

A brand new challenge over at BearlyMine Challenges starts today... and its Tic Tac Toe this week, just pick a line and go for it... simples :)

We , as always, have some fantastic sponsers again this week,


I have chosen Digi papers, circles and sentiment , and have used a fabby image by KennyK, called  Capt. Locke, I have also used the brand new digi papers by BearlyMine Designs, Steampunk Fantasy, and yep.... I did warn you (lol) I was going to attempt a Steampunk card.... I hope I have pulled it off, as this is way out of my comfort zone, :) 

So... get crafting peeps, and join in the fun :)... The DT have come up with some fantastic inspiration as always, so don't forget to pop over to their blogs and take a look and leave some love... 

Ok, now I need caffine LOL... have a fab week all....

hugs Jackie x

Saturday, 3 August 2013

New Release from BearlyMine Designs.

Look what has just been released by Donna at BearlyMine Designs, some fantastic Steampunk Fantasy papers... just lurve these, endless possibilities for use..... male and female :)  Will be adding a card using some of these gorge new papers within the next few days... so keep an eye open.... below is the new set, and at at fantastic price (as always,, too),  go take a look at BearlyMine Designs...
Will see you soon :) happy crafting (and probably spending when you go over to BMD :) )

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

BearlyMIne Challenge 96

Good morning all from a fabby hot and sunny Kent... ooh I love this weather... and a good excuse NOT to do that swear word, called H....Work :) cos  it far too hot to be test driving a dyson around the lounge :) thats my excuse and I am sticking to it LOL.  I hope you are all getting a piece of the sunshine too :)

So... its that time again, my goodness this fortnight has shot by... I just don't know where my days go... and its challenge time (Team B this week),  over at BearlyMine Challenges, and its a favourite one for all of you that take part... its an.... ANYTHING GOES challenge :)

This was meant to have a 'new home' sentiment on it... as my DD has just moved into her first  own house :)  but looks like I need to buy a stamp .. oh dear.... and time run out before she was due at mine, before I could print one out... last as per usual lol... and yes, I have known about the move for about 5 months LOL...   I did however find a Home sweet home stamp for inside... and yes, I forgot to take a picture of that lol..   Anyway, I thought this cute little Penny Black stamp was ideal, cos he looks right at home in that flower pot LOL..

I have used Spring Blossoms and Simply dots both by BearlyMine Designs... however, when I printed off the 'dot' paper,, I didnt check my settings properly ... opps so they are a bit distorted, but never to waste a print off... I decided to use anyway.. lol... well.. its different LOL...    flowers are all from stash, and the cute pink ones are actually buttons ... . 
Copics used to colour as always nowdays... (really must have a bash at water colouring again) :)... 

Right well.... back to look after my visitor now... fellow crafting friend here for few days :)... how much crafting we get done is another story LOL.... oh oh oh.... nearly forgot...... our fabby sponsers for this challenge are

and as ever, you got to be in it to win it :)  Have fun all... take care and the DT all look forward to dropping by your blogs and looking at your marvellous creations. xxx
hugs Jackie x