Saturday, 24 September 2016

Fantasy Stampers - Watch the Birdie

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

The weekend is here! Our daughter is staying wedding planning will ensue.

Well today a new challenge starts on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog and the new theme is Watch the Birdie. This is a good theme and it could include Christmas cards which I know I and many others are  very keen to make at the moment. Christmas will be here before we know it.

I created the background  for this card with Pixie powders on water colour card. 

This is the House Martin stamp from Clarity stamps. The birds were stamped with Black Archival onto water colour card and then coloured with my black Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen. I used a brush and some water to draw out the colour. The birds were cut out by hand. 

This is a Visible Image stamp just stamped in black straight on to the background.  

I did enjoy making this card. Why not have a go at our challenge. 

Enjoy your weekend.

Take care.

Hugs Jackie

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Home for Christmas

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How is your week going? Somehow my afternoons are becoming very busy and not much crafting is happening that isn't what I expected to happen. Tomorrow we are off to see Mamma Mia at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton I am very excited.

I was thrilled when I received the free gift with Simply Cards and Papercraft this month. There is an embossing folder, some dies and some stamps. Here is the card I made.

The brick paper is some textured white paper from my stash that was inked with Distress Ink. The door and the frame were created with the embossing folder. I embossed it  in white and cut out the whole frame and then I embossed it in black and cut out the door. I did a black door as our daughter's new house has a black door. The knocker and the letter box were stamped with Perfect Medium and heat embossed with a silver powder. 

The wreath was made with the dies that came with the set. I did have a lot of fun sticking the berries on. 

The lamp was stamped with Perfect Medium and heat embossed with a copper powder.

The urn and the foliage were stamped and cut out by hand. 

Here you can see me and my husband on the front row of the audience watching Sue Wilson at Ally Pally last weekend. Yes we were on telly again. It was wonderful watching Sue demonstrate. 

I was rather pleased with how this card turned out. All I added apart from card was a sentiment cut with some Britannia dies. 

I hope enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

Monday, 19 September 2016

Ruby Wedding Anniversary Card

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

Happy Monday. I hope your week has started well.  I had a lovely time at Ally Pally and I chatted to lots of crafty people. I spent lots of money. We even got on telly, even if my husband did keep falling asleep in the front row. It was a good day and worth the early start.

I was chatting to one of my friends and it became clear that she and her husband would soon be celebrating their Ruby Wedding Anniversary. So I decided that I would  make them a card.

I used my favourite heart lattice embossing folder to create the background.  

I cut the 40th with my Britannia number dies.  

The heart was made with the Sue Wilson Heart of Hearts die set. 

This was cut with some more Britannia dies. 

I hope the couple liked this card. It was their anniversary when we were are at Ally Pally. 

Have a great week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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Saturday, 17 September 2016

A Train Masculine Birthday Card

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I hope you are having a great weekend. I am posting now as tomorrow we will be setting off early to head off to Ally Pally. I  do love that craft show. Last time we managed to get on telly. I wonder what will happen this time.

We have been  invited to a friend's birthday tea next week. I knew he loves trains so I hunted through my stash to find images and papers I could use.

The backing paper was a real find it was in the middle of one of my craft magazines.  

I was thrilled when I found this image.  I based the design round the image and the paper I found worked with it so well with it.  

Here I am using my Sue Wilson Happy Birthday die again it is so good for masculine cards. 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Friday, 16 September 2016

Alphabet Challenge - O - for Oval

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

Well the weekend is almost here we have got to Friday. I am very excited as we are going to Ally Pally  on Sunday. I have such a long list of things to buy most of it for our daughter's wedding. It should be fun.

The Alphabet Challenge has a new challenge starting today the letter is O and the theme is Oval. As soon as I saw this challenge I knew I wanted to use my Tattered Lace Oval Shutter die set. I also needed a birthday card for my father-in-law and I knew he would love a card made with this die.

The die set comes with all the dies to make the mats and layers. 

This sailing ship is another Tattered Lace die and I made the waves with another one. 

The Happy Birthday die is one by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions. 

What is totally brilliant is that the card folds up like this and fits in a regular envelope. 

I hope that you have a great weekend. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Forever Friends cute Christmas cards

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How is your week going? I am slowly getting used to my timetable. It is nice just working mornings and coming home in the afternoon to craft or have time with friends.

I have been making Christmas card again. I made 12 of this design. They are also part of the envelope challenge set by my husband. I have now used 20 out of the 50 envelopes we found the other day. Only another 30 to go.

The design is similar to the robin stocking ones I made before. I cut down the card blanks to make them fit the envelopes and cut the mats and layers accordingly. 

I have had this cute Forever Friends stamp for a while. I cut a sheet of watercolour card into 12 pieces and stamped the image onto each piece with black archival ink. They were then coloured with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens.  I think you already know how much I love these pens. 

This is just to prove there are 12 of them. They are also nice a flat for posting. 

I do hope that you enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Monday, 12 September 2016

Counting Sheep

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How was your weekend? We visited both sets of parents on Saturday and did jobs in the garden on Sunday we took 4 large bags of garden waste to the tip. I can't believe next week is Ally Pally I am so looking forward to it.

I was very naughty recently and I ordered some  lovely dies. Really I should be saving money to spend on things for our daughter's wedding but you know how it is the dies were very tempting.

Aren't these sheep cute and it is one die set and the sheep can face different ways. It is a Marianne Collectable die set. 

So cute. 

They can point in different directions but facing the front. 

The cloud and stars are in the die set too. I just had to use the stars. 

Have a wonderful week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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