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Monday, 17 February 2020

Warm Fuzzies Digital Stamps from Beccy's Place

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How was your weekend? The storm certainly caused some damage in lots of places. We lost a panel on our conservatory roof. Fortunately our lovely neighbour helped us to replace it. We have a lot of wet things that need to dry out and some permanent repairs that need to happen. Apart from that the forms for my parents application for Attendance Allowance are in the post. It really did take most of the weekend to fill them in. Now we just have to wait and see.

Last week Beccy Muir from Beccy's Place posted some cute koala images and I just had to have them.


I found the paper in my stash. I liked the pattern at the edge of the paper. 


The image set is called Warm Fuzzies and is available HERE.  I used a pre-coloured image and I placed it onto my own background that I had made on the computer. I cut the image and I black mat with the Double Pierced Circle dies from Creative Expressions. 


This sentiment is from another of Beccy's image sets. 


I think this will make a nice birthday card. I was asked for a new home card today and I didn't have one so I am off to make one. 

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Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Saturday, 15 February 2020

A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge 110 - Anything Goes

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope that you have had a good week. I had a lot to do this week and then of Friday, my free day, I got a bad headache. This made it hard to get anything done. The weather doesn't seem to be too promising this weekend. I have forms to fill in for my parents and that will take up much of the weekend. I haven't been blogging much lately. Life seems to be very busy.

Challenge 110 starts today at the A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge blog. The theme is Anything Goes and there are some fab digi papers on offer as prizes.


This is my hubby's Valentine's Day card. I used the Love Digi papers to make this card.


The challenges are always Anything Goes. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


These panda come from the  Bear Hugs digital stamp set from Beccy's Place. I used some of the John Next Door heart dies to cut the large heart and it's mat. The little hearts come from the Heart of Hearts die from Creative Expressions. 


I can't remember the make for these dies. 


Yesterday we shared the M&S Valentine's Day meal deal. I was given some flowers too. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

I hope that you have a great weekend. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Not Just Cards Challenge Blog - February Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Friends and Visitors

How was your weekend? Strictly Live was fabulous. We had so much fun with our friends. My hubby is back home safe and sound now after his trip to York.

The February Challenge has stared are at the Not Just Cards Challenge blog the theme is Anything Goes. 

I am sharing a first birthday card I made for the little lad of friends of ours. In fact they are the friends that are looking after our cow, along with others, in France.


I know it is a bit traditional to use blue for a boy. The paper was in in stash. 

Our challenges are always fun. Click on the blog logo and you will be taken there. 


This is such a cute image. It is from an LOTV pack of images that I have had for a while. I raided my scrap box for all the die cuts. I try hard not to start a new sheet of card just for small dies. 


This is a Crafter's Companion die. 


The Alphabet and Numbers are also Crafter's Companion dies. 


This cute little bunting die came with the Crafter's Companion Advent calendar last year. 


This card along with some presents went to France earlier this year. 

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Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Friday, 7 February 2020

Winter Wonderland - February Challenge - Tribute to Eileen - Anything Christmas Goes

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you have had a good week and are ready for the weekend. I am helping with a Felting Workshop today it will be my first one of the year. On Saturday I have a whole day on my own. My hubby will be visiting some of his university friends. Then on Sunday I am going with  my friends  to London. The plan is to meet my hubby there. We are booked to see Strictly Live at the O2. I am looking forward to it.

The new challenge has started at the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog. This is a special challenge as it is a tribute to Eileen the original owner of the challenge. She passed away in 2017. The sponsor for this special event is SheepSki Designs and the theme is Anything Christmas Goes.


When I printed the image I printed a patterned sheet for the background on the same sheet. I always fill a sheet when I am printing. 


There are many wonderful images in the store. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


Here is a picture Eileen she is sadly missed. 


This is image is called Snowboardin' image 164 and it is available HERE. I printed onto Neenah card stock and the image is coloured with Promarkers. 


This snowflake border die came from The Works last year. It has proved to very useful. 


The Merry Christmas was cut from the waste from the centre strip in the design. The die I used is from Crafter's Companion. 


On a slightly sad note. I have been forced to turn on comment moderation. I seem to be getting a deluge of spam comments at the moment. I am sure I am not the only one. They seem to be after free advertising and I don't want to help them. 

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Have a great weekend. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Monday, 3 February 2020

Beatles themed Bow Fronted Christmas Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How was your weekend? I hope you are ready for the week ahead. I was ill on Friday which also made Saturday a bit tricky but I am much better now. We did visit my parents on Sunday. We met their live in carer for the first time. She is very nice and she is doing a very good job. My parents seem quite content too which is wonderful. For the time being I feel that it is the right place for them to be. I am going to try to apply for Attendance Allowance for them. Has anyone any experience with this? 

There has been  internet issues today so I am a bit later posting than I expected. I also changed my mind about which card to post. I went for the Christmas card that I made for my hubby last year. 


I cut a square 8" x 8" piece of black card. I also cut a strip on back card that was longer than 8". 


I decorated the back of the card first. I was using Beatles images from Vera Lane Studio. They come in two sets and there are quotes with both sets. I like to use a brick wall image and add the quotes in white. 


I coloured the Beatles with Promarkers. The panel at the front was decorated. It has tabs that were stuck under the mat and layers for the back panel. On the back is more brick graffiti and a Christmas Tree from the Oh Holy Night set from Beccy's Place. The bowed front helps the card stand up nicely.


I knew these images from Vera Lane Studio would be very useful. I added the hats myself. Expect to see them quite a lot. I have Beatles mad friends and a Beatles mad husband. 

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Have a great week. 

Take care. 

Hugs Jackie

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Saturday, 1 February 2020

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #72 - Anything Goes

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you have had a good week. Invigilating is finished for the time being. Unfortunately I could do the last day as I had a sickness bug. I still don't feel quite right. We are supposed to be visiting family on Sunday I will have to see how I am.

Who can believe that it is February already? Time for the new challenge at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog the theme is Anything Goes and the sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.


The backing paper was in my stash. 


There are so many wonderful images in the store. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


The image I used is called Thank You Tulip Block and it is available HERE. I chose this image because you need thank you cards after Christmas. 


The Tulips are beautiful. I printed the image onto a background I made on the computer. I coloured the Tulips with Promarkers. The blue of the background was pale enough to be covered with colour. 


I got the Tulip die with the previous year's Crafter's Companion Advent calendar. The flower pot is a Spellbinders die. 


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Have a great weekend. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Floral Doily Thank You Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? Today there will be no invigilating for me as I am having lunch out with a lovely group of people that I used to work with. We go to a restaurant at a local college where the students wait on you and others cook the food. I must say that the food is amazing and the price is fantastic.

When I made my splat card (which you can see here) I had lots of flowers left over. Here is was I decided to make.


I saw a challenge somewhere to use a doily I am too late to join that challenge but it did remind me that I have lots of doilies in my stash. The patterned paper in the background is left over from our daughter's wedding. 


The cornflowers cut with the Cornflower die from the John Next Door range are very pretty. It you lay a 2.5 inch strip across the middle of the die you get two small flowers and all the centres. As all the dies are on one plate there is no chance of loosing the small dies. I used the Star Flower Leaves dies to cut the leaves. This design is a great way to use up Snippets of card and paper. 


The banner die and the thank you both came with the Crafter's Companion Advent calendar. 


I did enjoy making this card. It is so bright and cheerful. I am taking place at the Hampshire Studios event again this summer and I am already thinking of what I can make for it. This year I will have much more time to plan. 

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Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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