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Sunday, 26 September 2021

Cards made with the Papers from the new John Next Door Christmas Box Kit

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your weekend going? We had a lovely day yesterday with our daughter and son-in-law their lovely doggy and their four bunnies. The last bunny has a bit of a back story but he is safe with them now. Our daughter is such a softie. 

I had two briefs for the Christmas box kit. These cards are from the second brief where I used the papers from the kit in different ways. The box kit is released later today on the Craft Store. 


For this card I used some flag dies (I think they came with the Shutter Card die set). I added a tag and some twine. 


Right back when I started crafting I used to do tea-bag folding. This is a tea-bag folded Christmas tree. I used the Presscut nested oval dies on this card. 


Here I used a curtain fold on the paper. I did fiddle around for a while until I got the fold I needed. 

Making these cards was right in my comfort zone using strips of patterned paper. I had lots of strips left after making the other cards. The sentiment was foiled with my Kaleido.


Another pattern made with strips of paper. I made a few cards with this design I liked it a lot. The sentiment is foiled and I used the Remore Die set. 

Here are all the makes together. I really can't wait to see the magazine. If you buy one you will have great fun with it.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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Friday, 24 September 2021

Build a Wreath for the John Next Door Christmas Box Kit Magazine

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

Firstly a huge thank you for all the people that commented on my posts while we were away. I didn't realise just how much I needed a break. We did one of the British cruises that took us up to Scotland. On our last evening we saw 30 - 40 dolphins in different groups swimming towards the ship . It was certainly a sight to behold. Everything was still waiting for us when we got home. Not only are we dealing with my parent's care but my husband's parents now need care. As we have experience that is down to us to sort out. 

As some of you know I am one of John Next Door's Angels and I was so lucky to be asked to write two articles for the magazine that comes with the Christmas box kit. Here are my makes for the Build a Wreath article. 


Here is the first card. I used the gorgeous dies that came with the set and the embossing folder and the papers. The sentiment die is an old John Next Door die. I  added pearls and gems and a bow. 


Here is a stamped wreath the kit has some lovely stamps. I cut our the orange slices and cinnamon sticks and added a bit of dimension. I think this card is on the front of the magazine. 


Here is my Happy Hogmanay card. I think this is like saying Happy New Year. The tartan papers from the kit were perfect. I stamped some of the wreath and added die cut elements. 


Here is an easel card using more of the papers and some of the dies. The sentiment was stamped and foiled with my Kaleido. The music papers and the stags are fantastic. 


Using the same kit I made this birthday card. I stamped wreath and coloured the berries with my Faber Castell Polychromo pencils. 


Here are all the makes together. I can't wait to see the magazine. There is just so much potential in this kit I can't wait to see what you make with it, if you get one. 

Have a good weekend. We are going to visit our daughter and son-in-law they seem to have acquired a new rabbit who they might be calling Peter you know Peter Rabbit. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Pop-Up Stepper Cards not just for Christmas

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you are having a good week. 

Here are the last of the cards that I made for the Crafts-Too Birthday shows on the Craft Store last weekend. 

I thought I would share all the Stepper Fold cards I made. 

Christmas and Penguins. 

Christmas and Gnomes. 

You're a Star. 


A floral birthday card. This cards are easy to put together and can be decorated just how you like. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. I will be back doing comments soon. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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Monday, 13 September 2021

Two Jays Gnomes for Christmas and other occassions

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you had a good weekend. 

I am scheduling this post to show the Two Jays Gnome stamps. Here are the cards I made. 


This is just a simple CAS style card using the stamps. The colouring was done with my Faber Castell Colouring pencils. 

These gnomes are so cute. The trees are from Finleys Trees dies set. I used the Stencil Christmas Sentiments dies for the sentiment. Of course I used the Stepper  Fold card die set. 

Just to show that Gnomes aren't just for Christmas. The  Stepper Fold card die set if very versatile. 


I do like making box cards. It is a great way to showcase the gnomes. 


There is one more set of cards to come on Wednesday. 

Enjoy your week. 

Happy Crafting

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Saturday, 11 September 2021

Two Jays Penguins Christmas Cards and a Birthday Card

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you have had a good week. I am not posting on my blog so often. There is a lot going on. My parents both have advanced dementia. They are both at home with the support of a live in carer. As time goes on I am having to do more and more. I have decided that I am going to have a social media break for a little while. I will schedule some blog posts but that is all that will happen for a while. I will see how I feel after a break. 

On Sunday Crafts-Too is celebrating its 22nd Birthday. John Lockwood has two hours of shows on the Craft Store to celebrate. For these shows I got to work with some very cute stamps for these shows. 


Here is a CAS birthday card. These cute little stamps aren't just for Christmas. 


I made another box card. I stamped two sets of penguins for this card. 

I drew the background for these penguins. All the colouring was done with my Faber Castell Polychromo pencils. 

This is a Pop-Up Stepper card. The card lays flat for posting, 


Here are all my penguin makes together. Our daughter loves penguins. I am going to use these stamps to make a Christmas card for her. 

Have a good weekend. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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Monday, 6 September 2021

Puzzled Sheep for Christmas

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How was your weekend? We were quite tired after visiting our parents on Friday. For one thing we had to get a two seater sofa upstairs. This was a bit of a feat as the stairs had a bend in them. We didn't home until 7:00 pm and we had a boot full of stuff to get rid of. On Saturday we had friends round to supper which made a nice change. 

On Sunday we had a quiet day and I actually made a card I could blog straight away. Of course it is a Christmas card. 


I was looking through old Christmas cards and I found this one with sheep on that I thought would be ideal. 

I used a puzzle die that came free with a magazine sometime ago. The sentiment is one from John Next Door. On Friday I visited the Art of Craft shop which is just up the road from my in-laws. I even got to look in the warehouse and have a chat with Pete and Jane who run Crafts-Too. 


I still need lots more Christmas cards. I will see what I can get done this week. 

Happy Crafting

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Friday, 3 September 2021

Who doesn't like Poppies?

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How has your week been? I have been busy with Design Team bits and pieces. So I haven't had much time to make things for me. 

Here is a simple little card I made last week. You know how I love to recycle old cards. 


I found the patterned paper in my stash. The border came from my stash too. I have fallen in love with Crafts-Too linen card. There are so many wonderful colours. That is where the red and green card came from. 


I just couldn't resit using this image of poppies. 


I think this card would be good for lots of different occasions. When I decide where it is going I will add a sentiment. 

I know not so many people are blogging now or leaving comments. I will keep going with  my blog as it is my personal record of what I have made. 

Have a good weekend. 

Happy Crafting 

Hugs Jackie
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Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Crafts Galore Encore #91 - Anything Goes - All Dressed Up

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

Did you have a lovely weekend? We had a nice time looking after our daughter and son-in-law's dog. He was very good and he didn't whine. This meant that they could go out and look for a new bed in peace. We had a nice meal together when they got back. That was a nice way to finish the long weekend. 

Today the new challenge starts at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog the theme is Anything Goes and the fabulous sponsor is All Dressed Up

Here is the card I made:


The patterned papers came from my stash. 


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


This image is called For You and it is available HERE. I coloured the image with my Faber Castell Polychromo pencils. I used the Double Pierced Rectangle dies from Creative Expressions to cut out the image and it's mat. 


This is a sweet little card. I am taking a break from the Crafts Galore Challenge blog this month. I won't be doing any comments and I won't be writing the winners post. 

Have a lovely week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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Sunday, 29 August 2021

Sunflowers with Beccy's Place

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How has the weekend been so far? We are seeing our daughter and son-in-law on Monday. We are looking after the dog while they have a look for beds.

This week is Encore Week at Beccy Place this time Carla and I used the Thinking of You Digital image set. The cards we have made are on Beccy's Blog today. 

Here is the card I made. 


I  had the paper left over from another project. It was perfect to go with the images. 


The sunflowers were coloured with my Faber Castell Polychromo Pencils. I used nested Oval dies from Presscut to cut the image and the sentiment. 




The gold square was left over from another project. I think it adds a nice touch. 

Have a good week. 

Happy Crafting

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Friday, 27 August 2021

John Next Door - Christmas - Release 2

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How has your week been. For some of us it is a long weekend. Being retired we tend not to do things at the weekend or on a bank holiday. But of course these are the best times to see our daughter and son-in-law. That is what we are doing on Monday. It will be nice to see them. 

Here are the samples I made for the second release of Christmas dies from the John Next Door range. The launch show is on the Craft Store on Sunday at 6.00 pm. I didn't get many of the dies to make samples with but the ones I did are beautiful. 


The NOEL dies and the frame are new. The Small Poinsettias and the Small foliage were in the first release. I have pretty much swapped over the Crafts-Too Linen card and gloss card and glitter card. 


There is a sneak peak of some papers on this card coming soon. 

I wanted to do the letters in a line. It did make a very long thin card. 


This has to be my favourite die set. The frame and the tree come together. 



I do love red and green on Christmas cards. There is another sneak peak for some stamps that are coming soon. I did foil the sentiment with my Kaleido. 


I do like gold and silver too. Really there aren't many colours I don't like. This reminded me of a programme I used to watch when I was younger called the Singing Ringing Tree. 

Can you spot the mistake in this photo? I put one of the cards for the limited edition kit and left one of the second release cards out. Oh well most of them are here. 

Have a good time.

Happy Crafting

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Wednesday, 25 August 2021

When you have a good idea make another Card.

 Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? Today our old car is being collected, it will be sold and the money will go to a charity of our choice. The car will be collected from our drive too. It is quite a neat way to get rid of an old car. 

I enjoyed making the Snippets Christmas card last week that I decided to make a birthday card. This is all with scraps of paper that I found when tidying the other day. 


I was intending to make a Christmas card but the blue papers I used suggested a birthday card. 


This image came from an old card. I cut the image and it's mat with circle dies from different John Next Door die sets. 


You can always use a birthday card. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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