Followers

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

A Bit More Time to Craft - Challenge 102 - Anything Goes

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? It was so wet yesterday but I did get out for coffee with a friend. Today I have a quiet day to finish things off and pack. Tomorrow we are going to London for a Bootleg Beatles concert at the Royal Albert Hall. It is part of In the End tour and will feature music from the Let It Be and Abbey Road albums. I am super excited about this trip.

The new challenge starts today on the A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge blog. The theme is always Anything Goes and there are gorgeous digi papers on offer as prizes. I really enjoy working with these papers.


I have been busy making more Christmas cards. Last year I ran out and I don't want to do that this year. I used two of the paper sets the Gothic Flakes for the background and the trees were cut from the On It's Way set


Our challenges are always Anything Goes. Why not enter click on the logo and you will be taken to the challenge blog. 


I cut the Happy Christmas, Creative Expression's Die, from white glitter card. 


The deer family were cut with the Sizzix Winter Wonderland die set. I make the female by cutting the antlers from one of the die cuts. They were cut in Kraft card and the edges inked with Distress ink. The trees were cut with the Branched Birch die from Sizzix. It is very easy to extend this die. In the background you can just see some green trees cut with the Winter Trees dies from Creative Expressions. 


I did make two of these cards. That is a two more for my stash. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

Please follow my blog with Bloglovin

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Beccy's Place - Sing Joy digi stamp set

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you are having a great weekend. Yesterday my husband  worked  at his University's  Open Day. I went out early and treated myself to breakfast at M&S. In the evening we went to a 50th Birthday party. Today we are having a lazy day sorting things out for our trip to London next week.

I am one of the contributors to the Beccy's Place blog. I was sent the Sing Joy digi set and I was asked  to make cards, tags and a box to put them in.


Here is the box I decorated the patterned paper with washi tape and musical notes made with a tattered lace die. 

There are many fantastic images in the store and Beccy runs regular competitions. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


Here is the open box showing the cards and tags inside. 


Here are the cards I enjoyed putting the images in different configurations. 


Here are the tags. 


Here is everything together. This is such a fun set to use. I am not sure who these cards will go to but whoever it is I am sure they will make them smile. 

I would like to enter the following challenges: 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

Please follow my blog with Bloglovin

Friday, 11 October 2019

Not Just Cards Challenge Blog - October Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? Now I know that I am getting more intermittent between blog posts. The truth is that we have a lot of trips away during the Autumn and I am trying to keep up with my design team makes. I have noticed that traffic to my blog has decreased so I am sure that no one will mind much.

Today the new challenge starts on the Not Just Cards Challenge blog the theme is always Anything Goes. 


This was the card that I made for our Great Niece who was one in September. That spotty pink paper was in my stash. 

Why not come and join in with our challenge. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


This LOTV image I have had in my stash for a while. The Happy Birthday die is a Crafter's Companion one. I used the Double Pierced Circle dies from Creative Expressions to make the aperture and the frame. 


When I need bunting on a card this Tattered Lace die is my go to die. 



It is lovely having a Great Niece. I just love going to Next to buy things for her. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Enjoy the weekend. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

Please follow my blog with Bloglovin

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Sent with Love - Floral Birthday Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I know I have lots to do I just don' t seem to be able to get on with things at the moment. Quite a few things are in a state of change at the moment and I am finding it all rather unsettling. Nothing is bad just different.

I made a birthday card for someone special. All the dies I used are from the John Next Door range.


I knew I wanted to use the Oakham Lattice die set but I wanted a larger card. So I allowed for the large border around the die cut. Whenever I used John's dies the area around the bin is always covered in lots of little bits. 


I used the Gerbera flower and leaves dies to make a floral display. The person I made this for loves flowers. It is great how you can cut so  many at the same time. The Sent with Love sentiment comes with the Small Butterfly die set. 


I had to add some of the small butterflies as well. 


I know this card has been received so it is okay to share it now. I do like making larger cards. This one went in a parcel so it didn't effect the postage costs. 

I would like to enter the following challenges: 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

Please follow my blog with Bloglovin

Monday, 7 October 2019

Pollyanna Pickering Owl - Thinking of You

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you had a great weekend. For us Saturday was quite quiet. We did manage to have a nice lunch out. Our Saturday evenings are now filled with Strictly Come Dancing. We know some very good friends of Emma Barton and we have met her. So we are following her progress on the show. I must say I am really enjoying the shows. On Sunday we had a trip to Aldershot to have a finance meeting with all my husband's brothers, spouses and his parents. There is nothing to worry about it was all forward planning. After we had a meal out together. The plan is to make these meeting regular.

I made this card for a friend who has recently lost her mum . I do just love images by Pollyanna Pickering.


The papers in the background came from a pad of papers from Creative World of Crafts. The colours of the papers suited the image so well. 


This owl is so cute. I have a pad of images I still have a few of these owls left. 


Have a great week. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

Please follow my blog with Bloglovin

Friday, 4 October 2019

Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog - Merry and Bright

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you have had a good week. Today I am helping at a beginners felting workshop. I always enjoy these workshops. There is another busy weekend coming up.

Today the new challenge starts at the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog and the theme is Merry and Bright and our sponsor is Sherry West.


I made one of my Snippets backgrounds. I chose lots of bright patterned  papers to make the strips. Silver glittery stars were added to match the stars on the image. 

Here is the logo to the Sherry West Etsy shop not all the images are there yet but it is still worth checking out. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


This cute little angel was printed onto Neenah card and coloured with Promarkers. 


I found this tag in my stash and it was just perfect for the theme. 


Another card for my Christmas stash and it is nice and flat for posting. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

Please follow my blog with Bloglovin

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - September - Challenge #68

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? Well it is the first of the month so it is busy in Blogland. Today the new challenge starts on the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog our theme is always Anything Goes. Our sponsor is Limited Runs.


I do like to be making Christmas cards at this time of year. So my choice of images was this cute little snowman. The patterned paper was in my stash. The snowflake die came from The Works. 


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


This image is called Mini Snowman and he is available HERE.  I printed onto Neenah cardstock and coloured him with my Promarkers. 


This is another one for my stash. I really ought to check how many cards I have made so far for Christmas. 

I would like to enter the following challenges: 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

Please follow my blog with Bloglovin

Monday, 30 September 2019

Beautiful Lady Birthday Card for my Friend

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you had a good weekend. The the weather has been a bit changeable here, On Saturday we attended a free music event in Southampton. There were so many venues and so many acts and it was all free. The best bit was that we were able to get into some places that aren't usually open like two medieval underground vaults Then on Sunday we had lunch with friends at our local garden centre so we could plan our up coming trip to London. We were home in time for our daughter and son-in-law to come to collect their hamster. It has been a great weekend,

I am sharing the birthday card that I made for my good friend.


She loves 1920's ladies. So when I was given a pre-used card with this gorgeous lady on it I had to save it to make a card for her. The paper and ribbon were in my stash. 


I cut the image and it's mat with the Double Pierced Rectangles from Creative expressions. 


The shoes were cut with a Crafter's Companion die. 


The image had to be trimmed and there was section of the skirt left over. I used this to cut out the Happy Birthday with one of my Crafter's Companion dies. 


It was my friend's birthday last week. I know she loved this card. I have a Christmas image I can use for her too. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Have a great week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

Please follow my blog with Bloglovin

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Moving Along with the Times - Wedding or Anniversary

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I have another morning of invigilating ahead. But after I am going out to lunch with a friend for her birthday which will be lovely. We might even visit a craft store. We both make cards.

Today the new challenge starts at the Moving Along with the Times Challenge blog. There is some news about the challenge blog over there as well. The theme of the challenge has been chosen by CAZ and it is Wedding or Anniversary.

I made this card a while back for our good friends who like to dance.


For the background I used the Foston Fold die set from the John Next Door range. 


Why not pop over to the challenge blog and join in with the fun? Click on the logo and you will be taken there.


Over the top I added a dancing couple. This die is called First Dance and it is a Signature die. 


The flowers were cut with a small die that comes with the Foston Fold Die set. I added die cuts made with the Leafy Flourish die set. They match the leaves on the Foston Fold die. I am  a sucker for things that match. I added some small butterflies as well. 


Their anniversary was back in July it is about the same time as our Daughter and son-in-law's. I have made a lot of wedding and anniversary cards this year., 

I would like to enter the following challenges:


Have a great day. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

Please follow my blog with Bloglovin

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Elegant Tent Fold Christmas Card.

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I have had a couple of quiet days but now I have got three days of invigilating ahead. This is for tests of the new students. I haven't  been at these tests before. The pupils will probably seem quite small after the Year 11s last summer.

I have been trying to enter the Rudolf Days Challenge each month (it starts on the 25th and runs until the end of the month).  It has really kept me on track with my Christmas cards.

I treated myself to issue 56 of Die-Cutting Essentials Magazine with it's amazing set of Christmas dies.

This is tent fold card and it is made from the card that was left when I cut a card blank for a wedding card. The paper has been in my stash for a while. 


This is a lovely bold sentiment that makes a nice focal point for the card. 


I made a little sway for the top and bottom of the sentiment with come of the other dies in the set. 


I was rather pleased with how this card turned out. I may well make some more. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

Please follow my blog with Bloglovin

Monday, 23 September 2019

Winter Westies Snippets Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you had a good weekend. On Saturday we went to the Berkshire County Show at the Newbury Showground it was a wonderful sunny day. Then in the evening we went to the Newbury Corn Exchange where we saw An Evening with Eric and Ern. It was brilliant and really did bring back memories. Then on Sunday we did a few bits in the garden between showers. The week ahead will be filled with invigilating and crafting.

I was looking back through my old photos and I found another card that I have not shared with you.


I made another Snippets background with papers I had been saving. Now more that ever I don't  throw anything away. The cross grain ribbon was in my stash I have lots. 


The image I used is from the Winter Westie Collection from Fred She Said available HERE. As the image was a PNG I was able to make my own background on the computer. Digi images are easy to flip so the doggies are facing each other. I printed onto Neenah card and I coloured with my Promarkers. 


I have recently taken to not putting sentiments on my cards until I need them. 

I would like to enter the following challenges: 

That's all until Wednesday. 

Have a great week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

Please follow my blog with Bloglovin

Friday, 20 September 2019

A New Home Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How has your week been? I hope you have something nice planned for the weekend. We are spending Saturday with our son-in-law's parents. They  have bought us tickets to see a show at the theatre in Newbury. During the day we are all going to the Newbury County Show. It should be a good day. If you are wondering where our daughter and son-in-law will be, well they are on holiday in New York. They come back on Sunday.

Some time back our daughter asked me to make a New Home for one of her work colleagues. I didn't have much time to make the card. So I turned to my Hunkydory Book of images and I found a brilliant one.


I had some paper left over from a Hunkydory paper pad which nicely matched the green in the image. 


This was such a great image to use. 


These charms came from The Works I just couldn't resist them. 



I was pleased with how this card came together. 

Have a great weekend

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

Please follow my blog with Bloglovin