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Thursday, 13 May 2021

Beccy' Place - Funny Farm

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? We didn't meet our friends in Lymington the plans just didn't work out. On the plus side they  came to see us on Thursday.  The weather held out for us to eat and the garden and to have a chat. They are friends from our university days it was so nice to catch up.

I am one of the Blog Contributors for Beccy's Place. I get to work with some fabulous images. This time I used the Funny Farm digital stamp set that has just been released. 


Here we have a quirky horse that I coloured with my Faber Castell Polychromo pencils. I do make my own Candy I have quite a few dies now that cut perfect circles to use. 


This is the Funny Farm image set which is available HERE.  It comes with lots of sentiments. 


Here is the card with a colouring chart so you can see what colours I used. I do find colouring very relaxing. 


Here is the next card I made this time with the precoloured images. What I love about digi images is that you can resize them and flip them easily. To make the background I used lots of strips of patterned paper. 


Here are the two cards together. Enjoy the rest of the week 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Floral Thinking of You Card

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How was your weekend? I had a lovely birthday. Our daughter and son-in-law came for lunch in the garden. Before that we all went for a walk in the wood near us with their dog. We got on a lot better with the dog this time. I think he is starting to know us. It was a great relaxing day. Yesterday we went down to Gun Wharf Quays and had a meal outside. This wasn't quite as enjoyable has it should have been as it was very cold and windy. I did get a good deal on Lindt chocolates in the shop there. Later on I can show you what I used them for. 

Here is a Thinking of You card that I made with some John Next Door dies. 


The patterned paper came from my stash. I used the Small Flowers, Small Leaves and the Small Butterfly dies to surround the sentiment. 


This is one of the dies that comes in the Stencil Sayings die set. 


Have a great week. We are off to see friends in Lymington today. It will be nice to visit the New Forest. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Friday, 7 May 2021

Anyone for Draughts? Happy Birthday.

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How has your week been?  The weather has been a bit changeable. We have been out for some good walks. We voted. The garden has been tidied a bit and of course we have had a few coffees outside. This weekend is my birthday so I will be taking it easy for at least Sunday. Today we are meeting friends and doing a walking mystery around Portsmouth. I will let you know how we get on. 

Here is another of the samples I made for John's shows on The Craft Store. I have a few more samples to go after this. I am busy making things for new shows coming up. 


I made this card with the Stencil Numbers die and the Firth Park Tags die set. I cut lots of the discs and I stacked them to give dimension. I cut the squares for the board with my guillotine. I made the banner across the centre with the Firth Park tag set. I did thread ribbon through the die. The sentiment was cut with the numbers die and the Stencil Sentiment die set. When I make my samples I usually have someone in mind for the cards. Even though they will never receive the card it helps me when designing. 

Have a good weekend

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

A Box Birthday Card for a Special Person

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How is your week going? We had a fantastic walk on Monday before the rain came. We parked on the outskirts of Winchester and walked in to town along the river. There are a few routes you can take. We stopped in Winchester for a coffee and it came with a free chocolate. The round trip was about 5 miles. We even saw some baby ducks on the river. I am having a walk with my friend today. We are walking up to the Country Park so she can see the bluebells. We can get a coffee there as well. 

I do like making box cards and they are usually popular with the recipients. 


I made this one for a special someone. I made the background paper. To be honest I did it a while ago and I don't remember how I did it. I do have a tutorial for making this type of card it can be reached HERE.  The card I made is slightly bigger than an A4 sheet. 


I love the new Stencil Alphabet and the Stencil Number dies from the John Next Door range. 


I used the Firth Park tags dies for the sentiment. I also used the glasses from the Champagne Bottle die set and the Leafy Flourish dies. 


I was pleased with how the card turned out. 


The recipient was very pleased with this card. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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Monday, 3 May 2021

What do you do with your leftover Designer Paper?

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How has your weekend been? Some people are lucky and have an extra bank holiday day off today. Being retired this doesn't make so much difference to us. Though we are probably less likely to go out as things will be busier. We had a nice time on Saturday visiting our daughter and meeting their dog again. This visit was more successful and the dog didn't bark at us once. Next weekend they will be visiting us as it will be my birthday. I do hope the weather is good. 

I have been using the Claritystamp Designer Paper in a lot of my cards lately and this means that there are bits and pieces of the paper leftover. The paper is far to good to waste so this is what I came up with. 


Can you see all the different papers I used to make the background. I think it looks a bit like a quilt. 


This is one of the Claritystamp club dies I received last year. I am working my way through my club dies to make sure that I use them. All the black card came from my stash of bits and bobs. 


I still have some bits and pieces of Designer paper left I might have another go at this design. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Have a good week
Happy Crafting

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Saturday, 1 May 2021

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #87 - Anything Goes - Sponsor Morgan's Artworld

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This is unusual for me posting on a Saturday. Well it is the first of the month and the new challenge has started at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog. The theme is the ever popular Anything Goes and the sponsor this time is Morgan's Artworld


I did colour the image first. Then I found some Clarity Designer Paper that went with my colouring very well. I surrounded the image with Leafy Flourish die from the John Next Door range. I made flower with his Cornflower die. 


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


This image is called Pigs 1 and it is available HERE.  I printed the image onto Neenah cardstock and I coloured it with my Faber Castell Polychromo colouring pencils. I made a frame with the Double Pierced Rectangles from Creative Expressions. 


There you have it my card. We have some friends who have a farm I might send it to one of them. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Enjoy your weekend.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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Friday, 30 April 2021

A Birthday Card for Pat

 Hello my Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How has your week been? I hurt my back and I also had some very bad headaches. I am feeling a lot better now but I did loose a lot of time. It is so nice now that we can meet up with more people. Tomorrow we are going to see our daughter she is staying home with their dog meaning that her hubby can make the journey to visit his Nan. It will give us a chance to get to know their dog a bit better. 

Here is another of the samples I made for the John Next Door one day special on the Craft Store last weekend. 


This card was made from the waste when I was cutting all the other dies. What I do is I have everything together in a box all the dies, all the off cuts of card. Then when I get near the end of making samples I will look and the waste bits and see what I can come up with. I used the Firth Park Tags dies set, the Stencil Numbers and Alphabet die and lastly the Small Flowers and Small Leaves dies. 


Have a good weekend. I will be back tomorrow it is the first of the month. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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