Saturday, 30 July 2011

CES Challenges #47 ~ Feeling The Blues...

Hi again! I'm back with my DT card for CES Challenges!
Vicky has chosen a fab theme for us this week...

'Feeling The Blues'

I used this fab Sugar Nellie Leanne Ellis stamp from Funky Kits, and followed the Sugar Bowl sketch...with a theme of lace.
I used my Copics to colour, and 'Summer Sky' Memento ink & sponge dauber for the cloudy background.

First Edition papers, Baker's Twine, Wild Rose Studio brad, Craftwork Cards sentiment.

I also used;
These fab Lacey Squares Nestabilities ~ Pink Gem Designs,
Sewing Machine (lol!...stitching a bit wonky as bobbin was almost empty)
Flowers that have been in my stash for years,
Ribbon & threading lace,
Sweet little bird cage charm ~ ebay

Thanks again for stopping by and for all your lovely comments. I'm still a bit behind with commenting myself so really sorry about that.
We had a nasty fright yesterday. My girls were outside waiting for the ice cream van as they usually do. When the van pulled up it caught my eldest daughter's bike that she was holding on to, and pulled it under the van! A couple of men came to the rescue and managed to free the bike...which had some damage, but I'm just so grateful my Daughter didn't get pulled under with it! (doesn't bear thinking about!) However it left her very shocked, and she still seems a bit shaky today.
Hopefully I should have chance to catch up with you all later as my girls are off for a sleepover tonight.
Many thanks for stopping by!
Jenny xx

Sweet Stampin Challenge ~ Christmas In July...

Hi all! Hopefully this will post nice and early on Saturday morning.
Over at Sweet Stampin, it's our turn (team Fi), and we have a 'Christmas In July' challenge for you.
We have a fab sponsor, Tiddly Inks, and were lucky enough to be given some images to play with.
I have used 'Eggspecting'...

 I coloured using Copics.

Other Ingredients;
Card blank ~ Crafty Emma
Card Candy ~ Crafty Emma
Craftwork Cards Sentiment ~ Crafty Emma
Digi Papers ~ Pink Gem Designs
Embossing folder
X Cut Punches,
Mirri Card ~ Joanna Sheen

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the other fabulous DT makes.
Many thanks for looking! Back later with my CES Challenges DT card.
Jenny xx

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #83 ~ Clash Of The Colours...

Hi all. A quick scheduled post from me today to tell you about our new challenge over at Fab'n'Funky.
We want to see 'A Clash Of The Colours'

My image and sentiment are by Lili Of The Valley and I used my Copics & chalks to colour.

 I love Echo Park papers as they are so bright and cheery. I have used the downloadable versions today printed onto Papermill linen card. But if you don't do digi papers Crafty Emma has loads of Echo Park pads in stock including new releases and pre orders.

 Other ingredients;
Sewing machine,
Craftwork cards 'On the edge' card blank,
Matha Stewart butterfly punch,
corner rounder,
Pokey tool,
Making Memories metal tab,
ribbons (grosgrain & ruffled gingham)

 Please check out the challenge blog for the rest of the fab DT makes and for details of this weeks generous sponsor.

I will enter this into the Lili Of The Valley 'fun & games' challenge.

Many thanks for your kind birthday greetings by the way, and also those who have sent me gorgeous cards. Thanks also for your well wishes re my Son....truly appreciated.

I am trying to catch up with you all throughout this week.
Jenny xx 

Saturday, 23 July 2011

CES Challenge #46 ~ Humour/Funny...

 Back as promised with my DT card for CES Challenges. 
This week we have a theme chosen by the lovely Sue. We want your creations to make us giggle!
A £10 CES voucher up for grabs as always!

 I decided to use DIY Alf available HERE at DigiStamp Boutique, who along with my Elzybells sentiment does make me giggle!

From Crafty Emma's fab store I used a 'top notch' card blank, tool charms, Promarkers & the brand new fine nibs that simply click on over the bullet end for precision colouring. I used one for the faux stitching.

Other Ingredients;
Spellbinders Grommet Tags,
Tools embossing folder,
Screw brads,
Fab wood effect card (from a local 'pick n fill')
Cork letters,
Spotty grosgrain,
DP from scraps folder.

I sorted out all my scraps a few weeks ago, and my gosh...there are loads!! I'm on a mission to use them up.

So please get busy and make us laugh (I need a laugh!!). 
Thanks so much for stopping by, and once again sorry for my lack of blogging recently (explanation in my earlier post today).
Jenny xx

A Gem Of A Challenge 26 ~ Sketch By Jackie...

 Hello all!....long time no blog!!
Really sorry I haven't blogged or visited your blogs this week. To be honest things are upside down here at the moment, as my teenage son has been unwell. He was in hospital for a couple of days, and then other medical appointments once home. So crafting and blogging have had to take a back burner. 
And it's my Birthday today too! Thirty-blinkin-five! God I feel old!!

So time for a new challenge over at A Gem Of A Challenge!
A sketch by our lovely Jackie......
For my DT card, I used 'Reindeer In Boxers' (hehe....fab isn't he?) from Pink Gem Designs, available as a digi download. If you are quick you may be lucky enough to grab him for free HERE. Janet sometimes has a freebie on her blog, and this is the current offering. He will then move over to the store available to purchase. The papers are also digital by Pink Gem Designs.

 I used Copics to colour him. 

Other ingredients;
Scalloped card blank,
Glitter flatback snowflakes,
Card candi,
Craftwork cards sentiment
(all above from Crafty Emma's Store),
Kraft card,
White Acrylic paint,
Red & Stardust stickles,
Martha Stewart Punch,
X Cut snowflake punch,
Red card,
Sticky gems.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the talented DT have been up to, and to check out this weeks prize.

Many thanks for always been kind enough to visit me, and for leaving me lovely comments. Cheer me up they do! Back later with my CES DT card.
Jenny xx

Saturday, 16 July 2011

CES Challenge #45 ~ Christmas...

Yep we've gone all Christmassy over at CES Challenges.....a theme chosen by the lovely Emma herself! A £10 voucher up for grabs as always.

So for my DT card I used the fab 'offer of the month' set by DigiStamp Boutique, 'Snow Peeps'. 
The characters come with little doodles you can add, mix and match in a programme such as 'Page Plus'. It's great fun! Reminds me of  those 'Fuzzy Felts' I had as a kid. I'd spend hours creating scenes.

 So just a splash of colour with my Copics, and a touch of sparkle with my Stardust Stickles! 

From Crafty Emma's Store I used;

Mulberry ribbon,
bakers twine,
Wild Rose Studio brad,
dew drops.

Other products used;

Papermania kraft card blank,
Spellbinders frameabilities,
Digi ticket sentiment (Cuddly Buddly)

Please join us if you can, and get a head start on your Xmas makes!

Hope to have a weekend catch up with you all later.
Many thanks for looking!
Jenny xx

Sweet Stampin ~ One For The Boys...

Hi all. What a week I've had! No crafty time for me this week. Luckily I was quite organised a few weeks ago and made a few cards in advance, including this one. It was actually made to order for a June Birthday, and I knew it would be just perfect for my  Sweet Stampin DT card, a theme chosen by our lovely Vicky;

'One for The Boys!'

I just love this cute Lili Of The Valley stamp. I used Copics to colour him.

Other Ingredients;
Papermania Birdsong papers,
Martha Stewart zigzag punch,
X cut leaf punch,
Leone Em evergreen punch,
Craftwork cards sentiment,
Hydrangeas & mini blossoms (Crafty Emma's store),
Cork alphabet stickers,
Distress Stickles

Fairy Dust Crafts are kindly sponsoring us this week....hope you'll join us!
Lots more DT inspiration on the challenge blog.

Challenges Entered Into;
My time to craft - bird watcher
Scrapalicious #11 - use a bear
Crafts & Me - summertime

Many thanks for looking.
Back later with my CES Challenges card.
Jenny xx

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Fab'n'Funky #81 ~ Bakers Dozen...

Hi all. Hopefully this will schedule and publish ok, as I'm quite busy this week. Time for a new challenge over at Fab'n'Funky....

'Bakers Dozen' (bakery/food inspired)

So for my DT card I used this cute little SCACD Peeker's stamp (from Quixotic Paperie) and coloured her with Copics.

Other ingredients;
DCWV 'Nana's Kitchen' papers 
Pins & Mini blossoms Crafty Emma's Store
Making Memories metal clip sentiment,
Leone Em evergreen punch,
Nestabilities Lacey Circles - Pink Gem Designs
Marianne heart dies,
Corrugated white card.

Lots more scrummy DT inspiration on the challenge blog along with details of this week's prize/sponsor.
Many thanks for popping by! 
Jenny xx

Sunday, 10 July 2011


Hi all..just a quickie from me today. No card, but as I mentioned yesterday, it's Birthday time at Crafty Emma's Store....1 year old this weekend! 
As part of the Birthday celebrations, just look at this fab candy up for grabs on the Inspiration Blog!
Please pop over there for all the details. Thanks for looking.
Catch you later! Jenny xx

Saturday, 9 July 2011

CES Challenges & A Gem Of A Challenge!....

Hello all! I'm being a bit naughty today, as I have 2 challenges to tell you about but only one card. I've had to combine my DT makes this week, as have had zero time for crafting with much going on at school,with it being the end of the school year. I'll be glad when they break up actually! Then in September my littlest man will be starting too. Crafting here I come!!

So we have new challenges for you over at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE...with a fab theme set by the lovely Lisa....
'Let's Hear It For The Boys'!
We have a fab prize of Pink Gem Designs polymer or digi stamps up for grabs (please see the challenge blog for full details)

Then over at CES CHALLENGES, we have a theme set by little old me which is a RECIPE...
'1 image, 2 ribbon, lace or twine & 3 dp's'
A £20 voucher up for grabs to spend in Crafty Emma's Store, who happen to be celebrating their first Birthday this week! 

 So for my DT card I've used the very cute digi stamp called 'Winter Philip' by Pink Gem Designs. You can grab him here.
I coloured him using Copics.

I also added the postmark with a polymer stamp HERE at Pink Gem Designs. I adore these postmark stamps....just perfect for adding finishing touches to your projects. All inking and stamping done with Rich Cocoa Memento pad also available at Pink Gem Designs.

 From Crafty Emma's Store, I used Webster's Pages (Santa /Sweet Season), baker's twine, scalloped card blank, & card candi.

Emma has so many gorgeous new pads (MME, Echo Park etc...)on pre order at the moment, and all with 20% off!!!

Other items used;
Martha Stewart border punch,
X cut snowflake punch,
Bazzill kraft card,
Sentiment tag,
Raffia ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Hugs to you all!
Jenny xxx

Friday, 8 July 2011

In Print...

 Hi all. First of all I would like to apologise for not being around to comment on your blogs much lately. I hate it when life gets in the way....but it just does at times! Please forgive me. I'll catch up asap!

A huge thanks for the congrats I've had on being in the latest Creativity Magazine (page 69, Talent Spot feature)
I had been excited and nervous since Clare Curd asked me at the end of last year!
Yes I had to keep it quiet for 6 whole months!!

So I received a huge package of Tulip goodies in the post and had to make 3 cards with the goodies. I find things like that a challenge. It's one thing spotting goodies you like, feeling inspired and buying them. But another thing altogether receiving mystery items and having to produce cards with them. Eeek!!
 Luckily, I breathed a sigh of relief when I opened my package. The goodies were lovely!

I took some quick pics of my makes before I submitted them. Not brilliant pics was very dull at the time, and I had to post them off.

Hopefully I'll be back on track soon, with more blogging/crafting time!
Many thanks for stopping by today!

Jenny xxx

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #80 ~ Purple Haze & DigiStamp Boutique New Images...

 Hi all. Not been about much sorry! With our laptop off for repair we are fighting over the PC. Plus lots going on with it approaching the end of the school year. 

So time for a new Fab'n'Funky challenge and this time we want to see all things purple!

Today I'm using one of the brand new images from DigiStamp Boutique. This is part of the 'Snow Peeps' collection, one of the 'Offer Of The Month' sets. There are two fab sets on offer for July. Please click on them below to be taken straight there.

Other Ingredients;
Crafter's Companion glitter spray,
Pink Gem Designs printable digi papers (10% off these at the moment!)
X Cut punches,
Card candy (Crafty Emma)
Snow embossing folder,
PC generated sentiment.

As always, please see the Fab'n'Funky challenge blog for all the other gorgeous DT makes, sponsoer & prize details.
Catch you later (if I can get near the pc!!!)
Jenny xx

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Barney With Flower (DigiStamp Boutique DT Card)...

Good evening all! I'll make it quick as it's late and I've got to get the school stuff ready for the morning.
We've been at my Mum's this evening and I was hoping to post from there, but couldn't get a signal on my laptop.
Just a quick DT card to share for DigiStamp Boutique

Other ingredients;
X cut leaf punch,
DCWV Garden Party papers,
Kort & Godt flowers (Joanna Sheen),
WOC carnations & hydrangeas,
Martha Stewart butterfly punches,
Craftwork cards sentiment,
Ribbon, pearls & mini brad

I will enter into the following;
Secret Crafter - Here Comes Summer

Many thanks for looking!!
Jenny xx

Saturday, 2 July 2011

CES Challenges #43 ~ Woodland Creatures...

Hi again! I'm back with a scheduled post to tell you about today's challenge over at CES Challenges.
This week our lovely Shell has chosen 'WOODLAND CREATURES' as our theme.

So I used this little cutie from LOTV, and coloured with Copics.

From Crafty Emma's fab store I used 6x6 card blank, mini blossoms, hydrangeas, card candi, & a cork buckle.
Crafty Emma currently has a fab special offer of 20% off all pre order items {HERE} There are some gorgeous new pads from Echo Park!

Other ingredients;
Papermania Birdsong paper,
Martha Stewart zig zag punch,
Go Kreate dies,
Leone Em leaf punch,
WOC roses,
Cork alphabet stickers,

Please join us if you can. There's a £10 CES voucher up for grabs for one lucky winner!

A few challenges to enter into;
Wee Memories - summertime
Sisterhood Of Crafters - Male Birthday/Anniversary

Thanks so much for stopping by. Back tonight to catch up with you too!
Jenny xx


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