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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

A Christmas Shaker Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I am into my second week of invigilating. It is really strange getting up early in the morning. It will be nice to have a bit of extra money for some treats at Christmas. This time last year I had no money at all coming in and I felt very odd buying my husband Christmas presents with his money it didn't seem right. Now I have a tiny pension and the invigilating money. So he will have a good present this year.

I was going through my files and I found a Christmas  card that hadn't been blogged.


I do like making Shaker Cards. The Snow Globe die from Creative expressions works so well when teamed with treat cups. Don't forget to look at your packaging though as I have found some that will work with the die as well. I used the Falling Snow Embossing folder to add texture to the background paper. 


I created the scene inside with dies. The Sky was cut with the Christmas Night Sky die from Creative Expressions and I used the Christmas Cottage Scenes dies as well. The Snowman was made with a Crafter's Companion die that came with the Advent Calendar last year. (I have treated myself to an Advent Calendar this year.) The snow was created with small white beads. 


This is a Creative Expressions die. I used Pebeo Gilding was on the sentiment and the Snow Globe. 


These types of cards are always popular. I am not sure who will get this one yet. 

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Enjoy the rest of the week.

Happy Crafitng

Hugs Jackie

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Sunday, 11 November 2018

Not Just Cards Challenge blog - November Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your weekend going? Today is a rather special day and we are off to church for a Remembrance service. I think it is going to be very busy.

As today is 11th the new challenge starts on the Not Just Cards Challenge blog and the theme is Anything Goes. I am sharing the card I made for my friend's special birthday.


I decided to make rosettes. I used my trusty Hougie Board to do the scoring. I made 5 rosettes in the end. I added two doilies and some patterned paper to the background. 

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I added die cut circles to each. 


I added die cut details to each one. 


The glasses seem appropriate for celebrating. 


This is the Poppy Wave that my friend has created in the entrance to our church. People of all ages made poppies of all different shapes and sizes, 


I am not sure if this friend liked the card. We did have trouble going to the party which was a friend's house and we had been given the wrong house number. 

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Enjoy the rest of the weekend

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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Friday, 9 November 2018

Winter Wonderland Challenge blog - What you love to do at Christmas?

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you are all well and have had a great week. I have been invigilating at the local secondary school for the Mock exams. Today I will be working all day with hardly any breaks. I can't remember the last time I worked all day. We are having fish and chips for tea as I have feeling I am going to be tired.

Today the new challenge starts on the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog, the sponsor this time is Kinda Cute and the theme is What you love to do at Christmas? Guess what I love drinking coffee all year round and not just at Christmas. But at Christmas there are lots of lovely flavours to try.


The backing papers were off cuts I found in my stash. I cut the image square and mounted it on black. Then I found two circles that were left over from my Hunkydory craft kit. They looked good when placed over the image. Then I cut and mounted an image where the colouring had gone wrong. I place it underneath to make a star shape. 

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The image I used is called Bear with Cup and it is available HERE.  I used one of my photos to make a background in Publisher I added the snow at the bottom and the sentiment. The image I used was a PNG which meat it went nicely onto the background for me to colour. I flipped the image so the two are slightly facing each other. I printed onto Neenah card and I coloured the bears with my Promarkers.


I haven't done a lot of colouring lately. I really need to do a bit more practice. 

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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) - Winter Animals

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I am busy with invigilating. There is just one Mock exam today. So I should get some time to craft when I get home. Tomorrow I am in for three exams which will make a very long day which will be tiring.

I am hosting the challenge that starts today at the Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) challenge blog and the theme I have chosen is Winter Animals. 


I used lots of my festive dies to make this winter scene. All the dies were designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.  The sky was made with the Night Sky die. The Trees were cut with the Winter Trees dies set. The houses were cut with the Cottage Scenes dies. I have had all these dies for sometime. All the white I used is glitter card. This card really sparkles but it doesn't show in the photo. 


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The deer were cut with the Deer Family die set. They were embossed, I inked through the dies and backed them with gold card. 


Santa was cut with the Santa's Sleigh dies set I added an extra deer. 


I do love created scenes like this will dies. Enjoy the rest of the week. 

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Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Easel Winter Scene Christmas card.

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I have come down with a cold so I am feeling a bit sorry for myself. I get dosed  up so I can go invigilating. I don't like letting people down. I always feel worse in the house. I am sure it will be over soon.

I have been playing with my John Next Door dies again. I decided to make another easel card.


I used the Falling Snow embossing folder from Creative Expressions to create the snow effect. I sanded the embossed card back to make the snowflakes white. 


The sentiment was cut with the Happy Christmas die from John Next Door. 


I created a winter scene with the Snow Scenes die set and the Deer Scenes die set from John Next Door. I think they work well together. I have some other ideas that I want to try. 


I will have to send this one to a crafter too so they know how to display it. 

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Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Monday, 5 November 2018

Robin Twisted Easel Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you had a good weekend and are ready for the week ahead. This is the start of two weeks of mock exams at the local secondary school and I am invigilating most days.

I joined in with a challenge in the  Facebook group Crafty Army with Carley (Duff). We were split into three teams and the challenge was to make easel cards. I was thrilled to be picked as of the  winners for my group. Here is my card.


I do't often make easel cards since I found my uncle displaying one of its side. I do like making easel cards though. I will have to make sure that I send this twisted easel to a fellow crafter  who will know how to display it. 


This fabulous robin was from an old Christmas card. I added a snowflake border to the top and the bottom of the image. 


This is the snowflake border it is a die I bought in the Works last week they still had some. 


This is the John Next Door Happy Christmas die from the Happy Snowflakes die set. Mounted in this way it made the stopper for the easel. 


The paper I used was from my stash. I was very pleased with how this card turned out and thrilled to have won the challenge. 

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Have a great week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Saturday, 3 November 2018

Recycled Nativity Christmas Card

Hello My Crafty Friends and Visitors

How is your weekend going? Today we plan to catch up on jobs in the house and garden.  Then in the evening we are going to our local theatre for a comedy show. It should be fun. Tomorrow we will be visiting my parents and hopefully popping in to see my husband's parents. We had so much to sort out last time we visited my parents  didn't make it to see the in-laws.

I have been reusing old Christmas cards again. This is quite a simple make but I do like the look of this card.


I found some paper and gold mirror card that matched the original card. 


The card had an inner image and the manger image closed over it. I decided to put the manger image on some foam pads to raise it off the background. The sentiment was there already that is one good thing about old cards.. 


I do enjoy reusing old cards. Most of my makes this year are large the postage is going to be expensive. 

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Hugs Jackie

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