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Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Nautical Card made with Snippets

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? Things just seem to be getting busier and busier. I don't know about you?

I was looking through my files and I came across this cute little nautical card. 


From time to time I have been having a sort out of some of my stash. I had lots of strips of nautical themed patterned paper. I used these to make the background for this card. 


The scene was created with the Nautical Scenes die set that came free with a magazine. 


I have been making a few things for the sale at the end of August this is one of them. I had a meeting about the sale with my friend yesterday. Her garden is beautiful and a pleasure to sit in,

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Monday, 3 August 2020

Pretty Little Card to say Hello

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How was your weekend? We had quite a busy day on Saturday lots of things got done. Then on Sunday we had a very lazy day. It is big week for us this week. On Friday it is my husband's birthday. Before that he is going to apply for voluntary severance. The scheme has just been announced at his work. He is quite close to retirement age so it is worth trying for.   

Last week I had a few scraps left over from making other cards so I decided to put them together. 


Even the card blank was left over from cutting another card blank. The idea started with the small green and yellow rectangles that I found in my bits bag. The patterned paper was leftover from when I made some cards for Quick Cards Made Easy magazine. 


I made the daisies with the Tatty Daisy die from the John Next Door range. These two were left over from another project. The centres were coloured with Distress Ink. The leaves were cut with the Star Flower Leaves dies from John Next Door. 


The bee was also left over from another project. I do like bees. 


There you have it a cute little card. 

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Happy Crafting

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Saturday, 1 August 2020

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog - Challenge #78 - Anything Goes

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors 

As I said I am back with my second post of the day. 

The visit with my parents was okay and they did seem to be very well. Though it was difficult trying to explain to people with dementia why we had masks and why we had to stay distant. 

The new challenge has started at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog. The theme is Anything Goes and this time the sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy. 


I used one of my inky backgrounds and I cut an aperture in it with the Under the Sea die set. It is a Memory Box die set that came free with a magazine. 


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


The image I used is called Betta Fish Crowntail and is available HERE.  I used the pre-coloured fish and I popped it onto my own background. 


The fish and the bubbles came from the Under the Sea  Die set. The larger seaweed came from another die set. 


I think this fish should be very happy in his watery home with all his little fishy friends. I will have to send this card to someone special. 

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Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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A Bit More Time to Craft Extra Challenge Blog - Anything Goes - August Challenge

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Today is a busy day in blogland. The first of the month is when many challenges start. I have two cards to share with you today. 

Here is the first one for the August Anything Goes Challenge at the A Bit More Time to Craft Extra Challenge blog. There are lovely digi papers on offer as prizes. 


I used the Gingham Digi papers to make this card. I just love gingham. 


Why not join in with our challenge they are always fun. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


This image is called The Three Little Oinks from the Designer Sherry West and it is available HERE. I coloured my image with Prismacolor pencils. Aren't the piggies so cute? They look so happy. 


I enjoyed making this card. I love colouring with my pencils now. I have learnt so much from Barbara Gray and her daily Shac Shack sessions on Facebook. We have done 17 weeks together. That is just amazing. 

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Happy Crafting

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Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Pretty Card featuring Snowdrops

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How is your week going? I am meeting a friend for a coffee this afternoon. I haven't done that for a long time. On Friday we will be visiting my parents who have a live in carer. We have to wear masks and socially distance. I am not sure that my parents will recognise us especially when we are wearing masks. It is best to be careful though. 

I have been up-cycling old cards again. I just can't resist some of the images on the cards. I have quite a few people who give me their cards.  


I have some gorgeous card from Anna Marie Designs and I made the card blank and the mats and layers with it. The patterned paper was in my stash. 


This was such a pretty image I just had to use it to make a card. 


This is a Crafter's Companion die. 


I don't always put sentiments on my cards that way they are more adaptable. 

Happy Crafting

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Monday, 27 July 2020

Snowflake Frame and Winter Westie Christmas Card

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I hope that you had a good weekend. On Saturday we went shopping, wearing our masks of course. I needed to stock up on a few bits and pieces. It was very strange to be shopping again. We met friends for a picnic on Sunday which was nice. This week we are going to try and meet up with my husband's brothers and wives. The eldest brother made it back from Spain two weeks ago but he has to be in quarantine for 14 days. 

I spotted some dies that I liked in the latest Festive release from Creative Expressions. I decided to treat myself. 


I bought the Snowflake Adjustable Frame die set. I love the effect it gives. I layered the frame over some dark blue card. 


In the centre of the frame you get a nice square for an image. This is the little doggy family I made withe the Fred She Said pre-coloured Winter Westie images. They are available HERE.


Here you can see the detail of the frame. You get three sizes and this means you can make rectangles as well as squares. 


Well this is another card for my Christmas card stash. I need to do a bit of sorting out with my cards. 

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Happy Crafting

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Thursday, 23 July 2020

Tatty Daisy Card - Just Because

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How is your week going? Yesterday I had my hair cut. I had forgotten how much I enjoy the experience. Also I have known my hairdresser for 23 years and she like a good friend. She used to cut our daughter's hair and always asks about how she is getting on. This morning we dropped off a Covid test each. We are taking part in a trial. In a few days we should get the result. 

I have been making a few cards. My friend is opening her house for the Open Studios event and she has asked me if I would like to have a table of cards. Of course I said yes. This will take place August Bank Holiday Weekend. That really isn't far away. 


Sometime ago I treated myself to the Tatty Daisy die from the John Next Door range. I had a design in my head that I wanted to try. As you know I have been making simple cards recently this is another one. All the card I used was from my stash. I do like this pink card, it has nearly all gone, but I don't know where it came from. 


I cut the daisies from scraps of white paper that has a sheen to it. The centres were coloured with Distress ink and candi was added as well. I cut and added the Rose Leaves also from the John Next Door range. 


This sentiment is from Creative Expressions. It is quite useful as it makes the card more flexible to use. 


I was quite pleased with how this card turned out. There are some other things I want to try now. 
I just looked up the meaning of Daisy and it meas Day's Eye and it came from Old English. If we get another cow we might call it Daisy. 🐄

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Happy Crafting

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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Under the Sea themed Card

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How is your week going? We have a few things going on. One of which for me is having a haircut. My hair is straight and has just got longer. I have been cutting my own fringe. I think I have managed quite well during this time. It will be nice to have my hair all tidied up by the hairdresser. I might just keep it a bit longer though as I quite like it. 

Back in May I made this under the sea themed card. 

I used a background that I made a while ago with Brushos and Pixie Powders. No one talks about them much now. I will still be using them as I have lots. The die set I used is the Under the Sea Die set  by Memory Box and it came free with a magazine. 


I used up so many scraps of card making this card. Everything that was die cut came from the scrap pile. 

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Happy Crafting

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Friday, 17 July 2020

Autumn themed Decorated Tag

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How has your week been? This week I have seen quite a few friends for drinks in the garden. We also had a shock over one of the bills for my parents from the Care Company. We are in the process of sorting that out. This weekend our daughter and son-in-law are coming to visit their rabbits and to bring them supplies. It will be nice to see them. They will be able to tell us about where they have got to with their house move. 

I was looking back through my files and I found pictures of a tag I made for a competition but I never got round to blogging it. 


I have some large black tags that are rather fun to decorate. The background was made on my Geli Plate. 


I used the John Next Door Additions dies: Acorns and Leaves and Autumn leaves. I used craft card and green card some gilding wax and some distress ink to add interest to the leaves. 


This sentiment comes from the Additions dies from John Nest door. I also used the leafy flourish die set. 


Isn't that ribbon fabulous. I did win a prize with this tag. 

Have a great weekend. 

Happy Crafting

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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Challenge #120 at the A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog - the theme is Anything Goes

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How is your week going? I am going for coffee in the garden with friends later this morning. These sort of things seem to be happening more and more. I hope they can continue and that we all stay safe. 

It is time for challenge #120 to start at the A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge blog.  The theme is always Anything Goes and there are gorgeous digi papers to be won. 

When I made my uncles birthday card there were papers left over and they were just too gorgeous not to use. 


For this card I used the Mix Digital Paper Set. 


Our challenges are always fun and worth entering to get your hands on the gorgeous papers. Click on the logo above and you will be taken there. 


This is another of my Pollyanna Pickering images from my paper kit. I do love kingfishers though I have never seen one in the wild. 


It is worth having little cards like this around so you can just send someone something to let you know that you are thinking of them. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Take care and stay safe. 

Happy Crafting

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Monday, 13 July 2020

Cute Angel Christmas Card

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I hope that you had a good weekend. We had a quiet one which meant that we were able to get a lot of jobs done in the house and garden. There is still so much that I want to do with both. 

All through this time I have been making Christmas cards. For some reason I have found them easier to make that other styles of cards. So far I have made 78. I do still need some more. 

Here is my latest card made with a cute little image from Sherry West. 


I have been using some A3 black card to make card blanks. When I do this there is a folded piece of black card left over. Sometimes, like here, I use these to make tent fold cards. 


This cute little image is called Merry Christmouse it is available from Sherry West HERE.  The image was printed on to Neenah card stock and it was coloured with my Prismacolor pencils. With the pencils I can get quite a delicate effect and I can colour much smaller images. I have found so many images that I have printed and that I can practice my colouring on. 


So here is another card for my Christmas stash. I think there is one more of these images for me to colour. 

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Happy Crafting

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Saturday, 11 July 2020

Not Just Cards Challenge Blog - July Challenge - Anything Goes

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I hope you are all well and doing okay. We had a lovely day out yesterday. We went to Furzey Gardens on the edge of the the New Forest in Hampshire. We met our friends there and we shared a lovely picnic together as well as getting coffee  in the cafe. It was so lovely to be out and to see some gorgeous plants. I was even able to buy a couple of plants for our garden. This year our garden has become very important to us like it has to many people. 

Back to business the July challenge has started at the Not Just Cards Challenge Blog. The theme is the ever popular Anything Goes. 


I have a friend who loves Star Trek (so do I). For her birthday I asked my daughter to draw my friend and her husband as characters from the Next Generation series of Star Trek. My daughter obliged. She has been drawing us as Star Trek characters for years. The moon in the background is my own photograph.  The stars I added were made with a die from the Champagne Bottle die set from the John Next Door range. 
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When my friend saw the image she was just so thrilled. I have asked my daughter to draw me some Doctor Who themed images. I know people like seeing themselves as their favourite characters. 


There is a little story with the matching gift bag. My friend, saw a gift bag I made on Facebook and challenged me to make a Star Trek themed one. That's how it all started. 

Have a great weekend. 

Happy Crafting

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Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Cute Get Well Card

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How is your week going? Tomorrow we are supposed to be hosting coffee and cake in the garden but it looks like the weather might not be co-operating. On Friday we are going to Furzey gardens, which is near us, with friends. We have pre-booked tickets and we are taking a packed lunch. It should be a good day out. We have another quiet weekend ahead. 

I have been making simpler and simpler cards. Here is one of them. 


I had the card blank and the papers all cut to size for another project that didn't work out. The paper was just so pretty I had to use it. 


This image came from an old get well card. It is just so cute. 


The banner and the sentiment are Crafter's Companion dies. 


Well someone said they wanted to see some of my simple cards. There really are quite a few of them. 

I still like making cards but with all the drawing I do now there isn't so much time. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

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Monday, 6 July 2020

Harebell Flower Fairy Birthday Card

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How are you doing? Has much changed for you? We have been to visit friends in their house.  One evening this week we are having some friends round to have a drink in the garden. These are people we have been having Zoom meetings with. It is so nice to be able to meet in person. 

I haven't completely tidied my craft stash but I have done odd bits of sorting. When I was going through one of my boxes I found a Flower Fairy paper kit. Well I just had to use it. 


I used the Harebell Flower fairy image and matching paper from the kit. A couple of years ago we went to an exhibition of the original Flower Fairy paintings by Cicely Mary Barker at Mottisfont National Trust. I have always liked these painting. It was so lovely to see them for real. 


I added this Spellbinder die to the design. The cobwebby ribbon was in my stash.


I made this card with my mother-in-law in mind she shares my love of the flower fairies. In the end I made her a card with my own drawing of some poppies she loves poppies too. 

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Happy Crafting

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