Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Feeling Sassy Today!...

Hi all! 
I've scheduled this today as we should be in Blackpool right now, enjoying the sun/rain/wind (delete as appropriate lol!)

VERY excited writing up this post as today....

Thank you Maria Therese (of the Simply Sassy Blog) for asking me :-)

I made this card to be shown on the Simply Sassy Blog, using one of my faves, 'Windswept' (available over at Funky Kits). I also followed the latest sketch over at The Sugar Bowl...and the theme, 'girly'.
I will link this up as soon as I can with being away at the moment :-)

Other Ingredients;
Spellbinders Lables 20 (currently discounted over at Pink Gem Designs),
My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper - Breeze (Crafty Emma's Store),
Flowers from stash and Crafty Emma's Store,
Dark Brown Card,
White Pigment Ink pad,
Vintage Photo Distress Stickles,
Various brass charms,
Wooden buttons,
Various twine & thread,
Making Memories sentiment,
Teal Lace from stash.

I put the dark brown card through my ribbler then swept the white ink pad across.

Thank you so much for looking!
Hopefully back later in the week with more scheduled posts.
Jenny xx

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Squeezing In A Quickie...

Oooh I'm naughty. Bet you didn't expect to see me again any time soon? Should be working through my check list and checking all is packed and done....but then I remembered to blog this, my entry for The Sugar Bowl. A fab sketch by Marlena and a theme of 'One For The Girls'. 

I just had to ink up this fabulous Sassy stamp 'Team Spirit' again (love her!). As always, this Sugar Nellie can be purchased at Funky Kits.

I loved colouring her with my Copics.

Other ingredients;
A gorgeous pad from Crafty Emma's Store, 'My Mind's Eye - Blush',
On The Edge card blank, also from Emma's Store,
Crochet Flowers,
Gems & Pearls (also available from Crafty Emma's Store),
Ric Rac from 'Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn',
Large pom pom trim from 'Sew Sweet'
Other ribbon & raffia lace from stash,
Sentiment sticker from stash,
Martha Stewart punch,
Nesties from Pink Gem Designs.....who have some special discounts on at the moment to make up for them being on holiday. Please check out the store for full details of the discounts.

Oh forgot to mention last week, it was mine & hubby's 10th Wedding Anniversary on Thursday....though we've been together for almost twice that long. I am so awful I didn't get time to make him a card! Infact we didn't do anything special at all, but we will hopefully be making up for it on holiday.

Right I'll say my goodbye's (again!), and I'll be here with a scheduled post for you on Tuesday (something a bit exciting happening!). Then back in the flesh in a week or so!
Thanks for stopping by!
Jenny xx

CES Challenges ~ Brown/Pink/Aqua...

Hi all!  I've scheduled this as I know I'll be busy today checking everything's packed that should be.
Then off to Blackpool in the morning for fish, chips and sandcastles. Will definitely be visiting the Tower Circus again....it's fantastic!

Anyway, time for another challenge over at CES Challenges. Jane has a fab colour theme for us this week;
'Brown, Aqua & Pink'.

I have used the very adorable 'Coco With Roses' from DigiStamp Boutique...my fave DigiStamp Boutique image!

On The Edge card blank,
Dew Drops,
Webster's trims
Bazzill Kraft (pre order)

 Other Ingredients;
Sewing Machine,
Spellbinders Grommet Tag Dies,
Papermania Pampered Pets Paper,
Magnolia Heart Swirl Die,
WOC Roses,
Craftwork Cards sentiment,

Really sorry I've not been blogging this week, just too much ironing, packing, cleaning to be done. If I don't have time to catch up with you before I go, apologies......and I'll see you when we get back (unless we can get a laptop connection there).
There should also be one or two scheduled posts from me before I get back all being well :-)
Thanks for stopping by!
Jenny xx

Monday, 22 August 2011

DigiStamp Boutique New Releases...

Hi all. Just a quickie. Hubby's day off (he only gets one a week) and he's taken my youngest three out for a walk...so instead of getting on with the holiday packing (that was the idea lol!) I thought I'd tell you about the fab new releases and offers over at DigiStamp Boutique!

Just click on the collections below to be taken straight there...

So as you can see I've been playing with the Christmas set and what a joy to colour with my Copics!

Other ingredients;

Bazzill kraft (on pre order at Crafty Emma's Store),
Bakers twine & Glamour dust also from Crafty Emma's Store,
Whimsy Christmas sentiment stamp (Quixotic Paperie),
White pigment ink & snowflake stamps,
Martha Stewart icicle border punch,
Textured card,

And that's all folks!....better start some packing, lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jenny xx

Saturday, 20 August 2011

CES Challenges ~ Banners/Bunting/Flags...

Hi all...Saturday again already? So time for another challenge over at CES Challenges!
This weeks theme chosen by Kaylou is;

 'Banners, Bunting and Flags'

For my DT offering, I've used one of the latest Sugar Nellie Sassy's, 'Team Spirit' and coloured her with my Copics.
I followed the fab sketch over at the Sugar Bowl,
& am also entering this into the 'Header Comp' over on the Sassy blog.
I will also put this into Scrappin Chics 'Banners' challenge.

Echo Park papers (Country Drive),
On The Edge card blank,
Card Candi,
Bakers Twine
(all above from Crafty Emma's Store)
Nesties ~ Lacey Squares (Pink Gem Designs),
Sizzix Banner Dies,
Sewing Machine,
Making Memories 'Cheeky Clips',
Sizzlits Alphabet Dies,
EK Success Punch ~ Bumpy Road,
Grosgrain (plaited).

Please join in if you can, a £10 Crafty Emma Store voucher up for grabs as always.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to catch up with everyone in the next day or two.
Jenny xx

A Gem Of A Challenge #28 ~ Sketch By Mandy...

Hi all! Many thanks for your comments this week. I've been trying to pop on the computer when I can and leave a few comms myself, but having all the kids home it's easier said then done. I roped them into helping me have a sort out this week...clothes and stuff. We filled 6 huge charity bags and still have more to do!
This week will be spent packing ready for our hols. 

Anyway....to the point and all!... time for a new challenge over at A Gem Of A Challenge.
This time Mandy has this lovely sketch for us to follow (as always Janet has worked her magic and made it look all beautiful)...

I used one of the mega cute new releases ' Andy & Snowman', and coloured him with my Copics.
Don't forget to check out the other new releases and sentiments.
Also please check out the new Christmas digi papers over at Pink Gem Designs. I have used some on today's card. I have printed mine onto Papermill linen card. 

My lacey Nesties are also Pink Gem Designs.
The Papermania flowers, mirri paper, ribbon, and brad are from my stash.
The sentiment is a Craftwork Cards one chopped in half with sticky nail heads attached. 
The Card Candi and star gems are from Crafty Emma's Store.

Please check out the other DT makes if you get a minute....they're fab!
Thanks for visiting!
Back later.....Jenny xx

Thursday, 18 August 2011

The Wait Is Over...

...the brand new Christmas Collection Stamps have landed over at Pink Gem Designs!
Six fabulous new designs, plus sentiments. Happy shopping!

Jenny xx

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Sugar Bowl...

Hi all. Just squeezing in a quickie this evening, my entry for the latest challenge under way at the Sugar Bowl. A fab sketch to follow (I flipped on it's side) plus the theme of 'blue'. Ok so I added pink too! How could I not use pink with sweet 'Verity'? You can grab her as a digi over at Funky Kits.

I really enjoy colouring these Sugar Nellie 'Adorables' stamps. For Verity I used my Copics. I actually coloured her a couple of weeks ago when we spent the weekend at my Mum & Dad's. I usually make a stock pile of my coloured images when visiting my Mum.

Textured card,
Craft Concepts embossing folder,
Magnolia Heart Swirl die,
Martha Stewart border punch,
Seam binding which I have plaited,
Flowers & pins from stash,
Tulle roses ~ Joanna Sheen,
Bo Bunny brad.

Many thanks for popping by!
Jenny xx

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Hippie Love...

 Hi all. a bit unusual for me to post on Sunday's these days, but had a little crafty time today and so here are the results. 

I've used this fab 'Hippie Love' Simply Sassy stamp from Funky Kits. I've been dying to ink her up for ages!
I used my Copics, Copic Spica glitter pens & Stickles to colour her.

I started this card with the intention of following the theme of 'blue' and fab sketch over at the Sugar Bowl.
But got totally carried away, added LOTS of colours and kept adding bits....so can't enter it lol!

Other Ingredients;
'Walk In The Park' Echo Park papers,
'On The Edge' card blank,
Dew Drops
(all above from Crafty Emma's Store)
Flowers from stash,
Nesties (lots in stock at Pink Gem Designs),
Grosgrain ribbon (which I have plaited)
Bull dog clip,
Craftwork cards sentiment,
Prima pebble,
White corrugated card (from Paper2Go

I find corrugated card a bit expensive but I do love it! So was delighted when Janet (Pink Gem Designs) released a new digital paper kit yesterday called 'Corrugated Effect'. A much cheaper option at just £1.95. I have used the real thing on today's card but you can take a peek at the digital alternative HERE over at Pink Gem Designs. 

Thanks so much for peeking. Enjoy the rest of your evenings.
Jenny xx

Saturday, 13 August 2011

CES Challenges ~ Mix 'n' Match!...

Good morning all! Well we're half way through the school hols here and it's gone so fast. So great not to have the mad morning rush....really enjoying it.

So time for a new challenge at CES Challenges!

Our lovely Julie's turn to choose a theme....and this week she would like us to....

So that means using papers from at least 2 different manufacturers.

So I thought it was time to ink up my new new stamp from the second 'Peekers' collection, by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD (from Quixotic Paperie). I used Copics & Stickles to colour this little sweetie.

Other Ingredients;
Authentique 'Journey' paper,
Echo Park 'Walk In The Park' paper,
Mini Blossoms,
6x6 card blank,
(All above from Crafty Emma's Store,)
Nestabilities Labels 20 ~ Pink Gem Designs,
Dark brown card,
Other flowers from stash,
Embossing folder,
Martha Stewart border punch,
Doodlebug alphabets,

This challenge would be a great way to use up some of those scraps maybe?
Please check out the other fab DT makes.
Thanks for stopping by!
Jenny xx

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #85 ~ Christmas....

 Hi all! A little sad today as it's the end of an era for me as I say goodbye to the lovely ladies at Fab'n'Funky (boo hooo!). I've had to make the hard decision to drop of couple of my challenge DT's as busy family life makes it so hard to keep up with all that DT commenting (especially with the school hols) so I also say a sad farewell to Sweet Stampin. Thanks so much ladies for having me! 

 So this is my final card for Fab'n'Funky for this weeks challenge.....


...and I bring you yet another sneaky peek of  one of the fab new releases over at Pink Gem Designs. Due in store during the next week.....so please keep checking the 'New Products' section for 'Ice Skating Chloe' and 'Let It Snow' sentiments.    

Sewing Machine,
Go Kreate oval dies,
Papermill cardstock,
Melissa Frances 5th Avenue paper pad,
Fancy pins, pearls & Card Candi  (Crafty Emma's Store),
Corner rounder,
EK Success Branch punch,
Snowflake punch,
LOTV corner stamps,
German Glass glitter (WOC),
Flowers from WOC & stash,
Wired ribbon,
Pleated ribbon,

 Do check out the other fab DT makes if you get a moment. Why not join in if you can, and get a head start for Christmas!

Thanks so much for popping by, and thanks once again to the ladies on the DT's for your kindness and friendship while I've been with you!
Jenny xx

Monday, 8 August 2011

Good Morning!...

Hi all. Just thought I'd pop on to thank you for all the fabulous and very kind comments you left me at the weekend. I appreciate everyone of them. I was away over the weekend stopping at my Mum & Dads with the kids (gives me a break and a change on scenery for the kids) my hubby works weekends. We take the laptop but not a very good connection...and my Son hogs it anyway! So just been having a catch up with you all. Apologies if I've missed you out. I'll do some more tonight. I'll leave you with a peek of just one of the fab new digital Christmas paper kits Janet has just released over at Pink Gem Designs....

Have a great week!
Jenny xx

Saturday, 6 August 2011

CES Challenges #48 ~ Water It!...

Hellooo! I'm back with my CES Challenges DT card! 
(Please scroll down for my 'A Gem Of A Challenge' DT post.)

So Caroline has chosen a fab theme for us this week....


I used the fabulous 'Molly' from DigiStamp Boutique. She is part of the 'Molly & Tom Summer Fun' set...and for a limited time only there is 20% off all digis!

I 'out of the boxed' her and coloured her using Copics & Stickles.

The very summery papers are Echo Park downloads printed onto Papermill linen card. But you can buy various Echo Park pads from Crafty Emma's Store, along with the Craftwork Cards Top Notch card blank, sentiment & card candi.

I also used;
Papermill dark brown card,
Lacey ovals Nestabilities (Pink Gem Designs),
Hydrangeas (WOC),
Wooden leaves (Quixotic Paperie),
Martha Stewart border punch,

Just a little tip to share before I go. To obtain perfect matting & laying when using these Craftwork Cards 'Top Notch' card blanks, I keep the front of one aside and use it as a template.....

Pop your mat underneath, square up and use a pencil to mark out each corner....

Carefully cut.....

Then repeat with the rest of your mats.....

Perfect matting and layering!

Many thanks for stopping by!
Jenny xx


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