Monday, 28 February 2011


......just found out I am 'card of the week' over at Karen's Doodles challenge blog with my 'Dad' card. I get to choose 3 images from the store.
Thanks ladies!
xx Jenny xx

Lovely Grace...

Hi all!
Many thanks for your concern about my toothache. I was on on the pain killers over the weekend, plucking up the courage to phone the dentists this morning. But I got up this morning and the pain had diminished to just a slight twinge. I know It'll come back, and I'll regret it when it does, but that was enough to stop me phoning the dreaded dentist...the big baby that that I am!
We have a long overdue check up in a months time, so I'm hoping I can last until then. I don't mind check ups if I know it's just a scale & polish jobby...but the minute that drill comes out...gulp! Give me childbirth over the dentist any day!

Anyway, on to my card. I have used the lovely Grace (Sugar Nellie), a real joy to colour with my Copics.
I mounted her onto shapes cut with my Nestabilities Labels 10. The gorgeous paper is Prima Botanical.

Other ingredients;

Marianne Design leafy die & heart die,
Metal filigree corners (ebay),
Gold Cosmic Shimmer,
Self Adhesive lace,
Flat backed pearls,
Paper roses.

I will be popping this card onto EBAY shortly.

I am also entering this card into;
Bunny Zoe's everywhere

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a great evening!

Jenny xx

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Sunny Flower Girl ~ Squiggle Stamps DT Card....

Hi all! Time for my regular Squiggle Stamps DT card. I felt like making something cheery to remind us that Spring is just around the corner. I decided to use the lovely 'Sunny Flower Girl', avaialbe in both rubber and digi format HERE.

I used Copics to colour .

The pretty papers are Pink Petticoat.

Excuse me for making this a short post today, but I am suffering with toothache. It came on late last night. My filling fell out a few months ago, and I have been putting off going to the dentists since, as it's my least favourite place to be. But looks like I'll have to phone them on Monday. Oh well!..

Have a lovely weekend!...

Jenny xx

Friday, 25 February 2011

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #61 - "Recipe Time"...

Hi all!
Hope you have had a good week. Like me, many of you will have had your Children home for half term. Hope you're still sane?!

Now I'm two days late with this, due to me mixing up my recipe with the first one......but better late than never, so here is my DT card for the latest challenge over at Fab'n'Funky.....a RECIPE challenge;

1 image, 2 embellishment and 3 papers

I used this fabulous image by 'Karens Doodles' that I've had coloured up for yonks! This was one of the first digis I ever bought, before my days of blogging!
I used Copics to colour it.

All papers are Pink Petticoat.
I also used;
my star Nestabilities,
Go Kreate dies,
Martha Stewart zig zag punch,
a Sizzlits decorative strip die.
an eyelet,
a button,
jump rings,
and a little dinky heart I found in my box of bits.

I will enter this into;
Crafty Emmas Challenges....spots and stripes
Karens Doodles....masculine

Now please excuse me for dashing off but our Chinese takeaway has just arrived, and everyone is diving some for me!!......

Jenny xx

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Beautiful Daisy...

Hi all!
Many thanks for all the lovely comments on yesterday's card....too kind! Today I have a Sugar Nellie 'Daisy' card to share. I stamped her in Memento Rich Cocoa, and coloured her with Copics. I received my pack of the 36 new colours this week, and there are some really useful colours amongst them, such as some milky shades.

The lovely die she's sitting on is a new one called 'Frilly #7' by Go Kreate.
The beautiful designer papers are by Prima, and are called Madeline. I got them from Crafty Emma's Store with the voucher I won a couple of weeks back.
The little butterfly was created with my Martha Stewart punch.

The blooms are from Sarah's Cards, and the lovely large brads are from Eyelet Outlet.

I will enter this into;
OLDIE BUT A GOODIE.....spring is in the air
CHARISMA CARDZ....spring has sprung
LADYBUG CRAFTS INK....recipe; 3 flowers, 2 dp, 1 image

This one will also be going onto EBAY.

Thanks for popping by...enjoy your evening!
Jenny xx

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

For My Mother...

Hi all!
Apologies for still being a bad hols...say no more, lol!

I made this card at the weekend to be listed onto EBAY. I only just got around to taking some pics. This little darling is called 'Joy', one of the Sugar Nellie 'Simply Adorable' digis from Funky Kits.
I used Copics to colour her. These images are so enjoyable to colour.

Other products used....
Go Kreate dies Frilly #5,
Marianne D swirl dies (from a floral set),
Marianne D ribbon threading die,
Martha Stewart butterfly punch,
Papermania Blueberry Capsule papers,
Red paper from a Papermania Christmas pad,
Kraft card,
Red Core'dinations 'vintage' card,
Flowers from Crafty Emma's,
Dew drops,
Victorian seam binding ribbon,
Ticket sentiment freebie from HERE,
Stickles (stardust)

I will put this into the Copic Creations challenge ...warm colours,
and Creative Cottage...fabulous florals.

Many thanks for stopping by...have a good evening whatever you're up to!
Jenny xx

Sunday, 20 February 2011

A Gem Of A Challenge Blog Hop Winners...

**2nd post today....please scroll down for today's card**

Whoopsies!...I'm back again because I almost forgot to announce the 'Gem Of A Challenge' blog hop winner of the draw on my blog.
So drum roll winner is.....................................

Well done Helen, please visit the challenge blog for details of how to claim your prize.
A full list of winners can also be found on the challenge blog.

Ttfn....Jenny xx

Happy 30th....

Hi all! So sorry, I still haven't had chance to catch up with everyone yet this weekend. Ended up going to a surprise 30th Birthday bash last night.
Here is the card I made for said person. Do you think it's OK for a bloke?...oh well, too late now!

I have used one of my many Forever Friends stamps...which are very neglected in the inking department. I should use them more!
I stamped onto Papermania textured Vanilla Capsule card, and coloured with Copics.
As you can see, I decoupaged his balloon, and stamped '30' onto it using an old Whispers alphabet set.
The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment stamp is from a Clare Curd set.

The gorgeous spotty paper is Papermania Clare Curd range.
The rest of the card stock used is Core'dinations.
I also used my X-Cut scalloped border and star punches,
some Capsule collection spotty buttons and a length of Anitas sticky ribbon to finish.

Have a great day today whatever you're up to. I hope to finish a couple of cards....fingers crossed! Children have a knack of changing your plans for you though, don't they?
Then I'll be back tonight to finally try and catch up with my commenting.

Thanks for stopping by!
Jenny xx

Saturday, 19 February 2011

A Gem Of A Challenge #15 - Buttons, Brads, Beads & Bows!...

Hi all! A big thanks for popping over to have a peek at today's post, as I am probably guilty of not visiting your blog this week...sorry about that! With one thing and another I have had no time to myself, but hope to have a good catch up with you all this weekend!

Many thanks for joining in with our Birthday blog hop over at A Gem Of A Challenge. Winners will be announced soon. Please check back here for my winner, and the challenge blog for a full list of winners.

So, on to this fortnights challenge. This time a theme picked by the lovely Mandy......."BUTTONS,BRADS,BEADS & BOWS"
You can use one, two, three or all four of them!

For my DT card, I have used a lovely stamp by Pink Gem Designs, "Cutie Pie (new version)"and coloured her with Copics. I also decoupaged it.
The gorgeous gingham paper is also PGD, as is the fab "Special Delivery" sentiment stamp.

I have used all the options on my card including some fab Doodlebug baby buttons, glitter brads and a sweet little flower bead in the middle of the white paper flowers.
I also used my Martha Stewart cherish punch, Crafts Too daisy embossing folder and circle nesties.

We look forward to seeing what you make!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and please check back later for my blog hop winner.
Jenny xx

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #60 - Make your own!

Hi all!
Wednesday again already?! time for a new challenge over at Fab'n'Funky! This week we would like you to;

"Make your own!"

What we would like you to do, is make your own embellishments. Now that can be with wire and beads, or gather ribbon to make a fancy flower, use felt or material, use ribbon strips to make a flower, make your own paper buttons or layer simple shapes to make an embellishment. It's a chance to have some fun and get creative!

This week we are very lucky to be sponsored by "Di's Digi downloads".
Myself and the rest of the DT have been having a play with some of these fab images, and this is what I came up with.
I coloured my image using Copics.

For my home made embellishment I made a flower from gold vellum and brown paper. I die cut lots of scallops, scrunched them, and sprayed them with 'Plum Pudding Shimmer Spritz'. I attached a brad through all the layers and shaped into a scrunchy flower.

Other items used;

Basic Grey 'Sultry' paper,
Marianne D dies - garden branch & ribbon border,
Whimsy ticket sentiment

I will also enter this into SIMON SAYS STAMP challenge - make your own embellishment

Bye for now, thanks for stopping by!....
Jenny xx

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Paper Pieced Daisy - Squiggle Stamps DT Card...

Hi all! Time for my regular Squiggle Stamps DT card.
Today I share " Daisy With Balloon" with you. I have used the stamp version, but all you digi fans can find her here .
I do love instant digi gratification, but real stamps are so useful for certain techniques...such as my paper piecing today. I simply used scraps from my scrap box and stamped straight onto them...I think they are Imaginisce papers.

The rest of Daisy was coloured with Copics, and I also did a bit of doodling around the Nellie's die cut frame. I added Stickles to her balloon. The butterfly was punched out with my Martha Stewart punch.

The card blank it's self is a Craftwork cards Elegance one.
I finished off with some paper flowers, and a length of black organza threaded through a ribbon slider.

Thanks for stopping by today and for any comments you might leave, especially as I haven't had time to do much blog hopping myself lately. I'm sure I'll catch up eventually.
I've been busy trying to have a bit of a sort out of my crafty stash, and will very slowly be listing some of it onto my ebay, here.
Bye for now!
Jenny xx

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Fab'n'Funky Challenge # 59....Make it Textural !

Hi all!

Wednesday again already.....that means a brand new challenge over at Fab'n'Funky!
This week we want to see lots of TEXTURE on your creations.
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed making my DT card. I used 'Unwrapped Tilda', and coloured her with Copics....she is a joy to colour!

I made sure I added lots of texture, and look! patterned papers! I don't often make a card using no patterned papers at all....but I really like the finished result.

Products Used;

Unwrapped Tilda Stamp,
Copic Markers,
Martha Stewart Embossed Scallop Punch,
Marianne Designs Heart Dies,
Joy Craft Daisy Dies,
Leone-Em Evergreen punch,
Whimsy Ticket Sentiment,
Sizzix Embossing Folder (from Birthday set#2),
Nestabilities - Lacey Circles,
Core'dinations cardstock,
Paper Flowers,
Memento Ink Pads - Lulu Lavender & Grape Jelly,
Paper flowers,
Pearl brads,
Grosgrain ribbon.
I will enter this into the following challenges.....
Just Magnolia - anything goes + ribbon
Copic Creations - cool colours
Hope you can join in with us this week....we look forward to seeing what you come up with!
As always, please check the Fab'n'Funky blog for lots of gorgeous DT inspiration & details of our sponsor and prize.
Thanks for stopping by!
Jenny xx

Monday, 7 February 2011

Have you seen these...........

...fab new digital papers that have just gone on sale at Pink Gem designs?

So darn cute.....and they match perfectly with the recently released 'Skateboard Andy' & 'Andy With Snail' polymer stamps!....

(please scroll down to my previous posts for details on these cards)
Thanks for stopping by!
Jenny xx

Saturday, 5 February 2011

A Gem Of A Challenge 14....1st Birthday Blog Hop!!

Hi all....I'm very excited this week to tell you that "A Gem Of A Challenge" is 1 year old!

To celebrate A Gem Of A Challenge's First Birthday we are running a Birthday Blog Hop along side this fortnights challenge. You can enter the challenge, the blog hop or both! To enter our challenge, follow the fab sketch by Mandy below......and simply link up your creation as normal on the challenge blog.

For my DT card I have used this gorgeous Bathtime Baby digi stamp, who you can find HERE at Pink Gem Designs....and coloured her with Copics.

My digi papers are all PInk Gem can see the full range HERE.
I like to print my digi papers onto linen paper or card.
The cute sentiment stamp is also Pink Gem Designs.
My blooms are from Sarah's Cards.
I also used my X Cut scallop punch, a large scalloped circle die (Go Kreate), a swirly Indentz embossing folder, and the evergreen foliage punch is by Leone-Em


Now, if you are up for some fun and the chance to win lots of prizes, we would love you to join in with our Blog Hop. The winner of the Blog Hop will get these fabulous Aquamarker pens from Letraset who have very kindly sponsored us....

....and in addition, there are 2 fabulous Pink Gem Designs Digi stamps, OR 1 set of Digi papers of your choice (such as the one's I've used on my card above) up for grabs on each of the DT blogs......that's a lot of chances to win!

Ok, so here's what you need to do;

You will need to start at the challenge blog, and visit each DT blog in turn to collect a 'hidden gem' from each. After collecting your answers from each DT blog, simply return to the challenge blog and leave your answers in the comments section. Please be aware there will be duplicate 'GEMS' so make sure that you have 10 when you reach the end.... Comment moderation will be on so there will be no cheating!

If you are here for the hop, you should have arrived from JACKIE'S blog.
My 'hidden gem' is "RUBY". Please make a note of this and then hop over to REBEKAH'S blog to collect your next gem.....or hop over to the CHALLENGE BLOG to start the hop from the beginning!

To win the 2 fabulous PGD digi stamps OR 1 set of PGD Digi Papers of your choice up for grabs on MY must take part in the WHOLE BLOG HOP to eligible, and please MENTION THAT YOU WISH TO BE ENTERED INTO MY DRAW in the "comments" box below.
My winner will be drawn at random on 19th Feb.All winners will also be announced on the Challenge blog on the 20th Feb.

Good luck and have fun!

Jenny xx

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge # 58....Colour Combo!

Hi all!
Many thanks for all your lovely & kind comments yesterday. Promise to pay you a visit too as soon as I can.....little man is still poorly, but he has managed to nibble some toast today, so thst's good!
Just quickly popping on to tell you about our new Fab'n'Funky challenge this week, which is a colour combo;
'Chocolate & Blue!'
Some of the DT have used images provided by this weeks generous sponsor "Digi's With Attitute"....please pop over to the challange blog to take a peek.
I haven't really had much free time this week, so decided to use this Sugar Nellie 'Gorjuss Girl' stamped image for my DT card. I had already coloured it with my Copics.
I followed the sketch from the latest Sugarbowl Challenge;
and added the optional extra of "love"!
I will also put this into;
Simon says Stamp is in the air

The papers were all bits from my scraps box, but I think the patterened one was originally from a DCWV pad.
I also used;
A couple of heart embossing folders (Sizzix and Cuttlebug),
Nestabilities Lables 4,
EK Success scallop border punch,
A Papermania 'From My Heart To Yours' stamp,

Once again, thanks so much for stopping by!
Jenny xx


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