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

Monday, 15 July 2013

On a roll.... well almost :)

Really 'pushing the boat out' :) scuse the pun... thought would have another go at 'my less is.....hard work' lol... I am really struggling with these LIM cards... but I am persevering at the moment.  Least I can still play with my copics :)

Have not only decided to try out new things re card design, but digging out my old stamps also.. bout time they earned their storage space :)

I have to say, that the colours are a lot more vibrant in real life, I should have taken a better photo and edited it better... oh well,, you get the 'drift'.... 

Copics used.  (just about most of what I got in the blue, blue/green spectrum .. just kept adding and playing, not that it shows here.. 
R 20,22,24,27,29,  E50, 53, 55,  C1,3,5,7,9,
Y21,23,26,28  YR 23

another border folder used behind the ribbon, ribbon and charm from stash.

Entering this in Throughthepurplehaze Challenge - anything gos

Right Im back to the garden, and making most of this gorge sunshine.. hope you all are managing to catch a few rays too...

hugs Jackie x

Sunday, 14 July 2013

A far cry from my 'norm'

I do hope that everyone is enjoying the beautiful sunshine at the moment :) Ive just popped in from the garden for 5 mins cool down and a drink... then Im back to make the most of  it while it lasts :)

I was set a challenge by a good friend of mine, after I complained I felt all my cards lately have been very samey samey.... and even I was getting a bit fed up with them, let alone anyone that pops onto my blog, so.... her challenge was.... and boy this this TOUGH for me.... no more than one D.P, ...... and a simple card. !!!

Ok.... so... thinking cap on... .brainache laters..... ;)...  and lots of touchy feely of nearby papers... lol.... I did actually cut one out ready to use... but wayhey..... I didn't use it :) get me... :)   I also thought it would be a chance to use an old stamp that hasn't seen the light of day in a long time. (probably because I find this particular one so hard to colour up).  Anyway.... this is what I came up with.... be interesting to hear your thoughts on this one, as, I did say... its way off course for me. (and yes , I did find it VERY difficult) !!!! lol

Copics used, (thank goodness she didn't tell me I couldn't use them either ! phew).

G20,21, 24, 94, 99
R30, 39, 81,83,85,89
C2, 5

border folder, ribbon and pearls from stash.
right thats it.. cooled down suffiently to go back for a few more rays..... enjoy rest of weekend ....

Entering this card into
A Gem of A challenge.    Spots and/or Stripes
Papertake Weekly challenge - Old, New, borrowed, blue (very old stamp, new border embossing folder (to me it is)...
Charisma Cardz Challenge - no designer papers
Stampin for the Weekend. - Pink and green
laters :) Jackie xx

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

BearlyMine Challenge 94

Good morning all... yah the sun is shining finally in the UK.. whoop whoop.... hope you are all making the most of it, cos doubt summer will last more than a week, forever the optimist me lol... so this weeks new challenge over at BearlyMine Challenges is a fab one considering the weather at the moment.... its


I have used a Magnolia stamp for the image, copics to colour, ribbon from stash, doily from The Range, flowers from Wild Orchid, and die for lace border,  Gorge papers  Flower Delight and Simply Dots by BearlyMine Designs.

Copics used.
skin E00, E11, E13, R20, E000
Bride.... Hair E11, E13, E15, E17, E18
Groom  Hair E30, E31, E33, E35 E37
Greys ... C1, C3, C5, C7
Red/pinks  R20, R21, R24, R27

As always some fantastic prizes to be won .... from our wonderful sponsers.

I have already got a home for this one to go to, so onward and upward with the next challenge for me :)... I always seem to be at the moment.

I really look forward to visiting some of your blogs and seeing your wonderful creations, don't forget, as ever, to stop by the rest of the DT's blogs and leave some love, I have had a sneaky peek and WOW... gorgeous :) 
(yep you guessed it, Im scheduling this one lol)...

Enjoy the sun....  and as always enjoy your crafting :) hugs Jackie xxx