Sunday, 25 September 2011

Phew!...Can Access My Blog Now!...

Hi all. I have been a bit freaked out today as my computer would not let me access my own blog! Whenever I tried a warning would pop up saying my blog contained Malware content from another blog (a blog that I follow that was on the blog list in my sidebar). Seems I'm not the only one who's had this problem with their blog today. So for now I've had to delete my blog list sorry, but will try to add it again tomorrow. But it's done the trick, I can now access my blog. All is scanned and fine. Sorry if you tried to visit my blog and also had this scary warning. All is fine now...promise! xx

Saturday, 24 September 2011

CES Challenges ~ Recycle It!...

 Hi all! Wow, a week since I blogged! Sorry about that....just been a bit busy with family stuff. I'll try not to leave it so long this week.

Time for a new challenge over at CES Challenges!
Sheena's turn to pick our theme, and she chose;
I decided to use  this fab 'Josh' image from DigiStamp Boutique that I coloured up a while ago with my Copics.
 From Crafty Emma's Store I used;
Echo Park Happy Days papers,
Bakers Twine,

I also used;
My HUGE Whimsy Stamps 'Street Art' stamp,
White Pigment Ink,
Whimsy Stamps Sentiment Stamp,
Nestabilities Lables 17, and Star Dies,
The stars are cut from my recycled item ~ cardboard food packaging,
Hope you'll join us this week, can't wait to see what you recycle!
Many thanks for stopping by!
Jenny xx

Saturday, 17 September 2011

A Gem Of A Challenge 30 ~ My Sketch! & CES Challenges 54 ~ Embellish Me More!...

Hi all! Many thanks for your visits this week. I do start to catch up with you all....then seem to fall behind again! I'm sure it will be much better when Ben it at school full time. He's just doing a couple of hours a day for now to break him in gently. My eldest Son's high school hours are much earlier start and finish times that most schools....and the girls are at their school till half three. I'm back & forth doing school runs for what seems like all day long! There just aren't enough hours in the day at the I have killed two birds with one stone today and made one card to fit both of my DT spots.

First at A Gem Of A Challenge it's my turn to host, and I have this sketch for you to follow if you'd like to play along (many thanks to Janet for making it look all pretty xx)....
I decided to use my Ellie & Gingerbread stamp from Pink Gem Designs.
I coloured her with Copics.

Then over at CES Challenges, our lovely Claire has picked a fab theme for us....

''Embellish Me More'' (4 or more different types of embellies)

Emma has loads of lovely embellies for sale over at Crafty Emma's Store, and if you join us, you could be the lucky winner of the £10 voucher up for grabs!

Other Ingredients;
First Edition 'Christmas Treats' paper,
Scalloped Card Blank,
Bakers Twine,
Various Flowers,
Card Candi,
(all above from Crafty Emma's Store),
Fleur De Lis Nesties ~ Pink Gem Designs,,
Sizzix Corner Flourish Die,
Heart Tag,
'Just For You' stamp from an old See D's set,
Red Card,
Cream Wavy Corrugated Card.

Hopefully I'll manage to make something this weekend!
Many thanks for stopping by!
Jenny xx

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

DigiStamp Boutique New Releases...

Hi all. Hope you're having a good week?... Just quickly wanted to show you what I've been up to with the latest 'Offer Of The Month' set from DigiStamp Boutique. Please click on pic below to be taken straight there....

I coloured this sweet image using my Copics.

Other Ingredients;
Prima North Country papers, card candi  & Poinsettia from Crafty Emma's Store,
Go Kreate Frilly Dies,
Sizzix Decorative Swirl Die,
Mirri Card,
Gold Stickles,
Sentiment tag & ribbon from stash

There is also a second 'Offer Of The Month' set available (please click below pic)...... 

My little man started school on Monday. To start with he is doing just a couple of hours a day. So I feel like I've been going back and forth to the schools all week, and haven't got as much done as I'd planned to....including catching up with your blogs (really sorry!!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jenny xx

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Lil Pops To The Rescue... again! 
Glad you enjoyed my holiday snaps earlier...thank you for your kind comments as always!
Earlier this week I had to make a very quick Anniversary card. Thought I'd search my digis for an apt image, but little man was already on the computer, and it was keeping him good. Then I spotted some sweet 'Lil Pops' images I had already printed off and thought this one would be perfect for an Anniversary card or any occasion really! You can grab these as a collection HERE over at DigiStamp Boutique.

Echo Park Papers -  Happy Days (from Crafty Emma's Store),
Vintage Core'dinations card,
Kraft card blank,
Papermania tag,
Sentiment peel off,

A couple of new 'Offer Of The Month' sets have also gone on sale this weekend. They are can check them out HERE, and I will show you some makes with them in the next day or two all being well. 

Many thanks for stopping by!
Jenny xx

Holiday Snaps...

Morning all! As promised, a few holiday snaps from our week in Blackpool to share. 

First of all my girls Jess & Beth...

Me & Beth...

Ben & Beth's first time on a Donkey lol....
 Ben having sandy fun...

Hubby teaching Ben how to skim stones...

Hubby & my eldest James....who normally runs away from the camera. But managed to get some lovely photos of him on this holiday. I think he must have been feeling very happy & relaxed!...

I think my daughter did a great job taking this pic of me & hubby with Ben...

At the wax works attraction:  Jess with Ant & Dec at the Bush Tucker Trial, lol!...

....and Beth with Cheryl Cole...

....and Simon & Louis...

James knocking out Ricky Hatton...

 Posing with Alan Carr...

..and dancing with my fave, Michael Jackson...

....ooh and check out my new hubby, Peter Andre, lol!!....
 Hopefully back later with a card!
Thanks for stopping by!
Jenny xx

Saturday, 10 September 2011

CES Challenge #53 ~ Make It Magical Or Spooky!...

 Hi all. Time for a new challenge over at CES Challenges. This week we want you to make it ....

Magical Or Spooky!

 So I went for 'magical' gave me a great excuse to ink up my new Sugar Nellie Titania stamp.
I used my Memento London Fog Ink pad for a softer look.
I coloured her with Copics and 'out of the boxed' her with my nesties....but yikes!....I accidentally cut one of her jingle bells from her feet. Fear not...I decided to give her a pair of real jingle bells instead!

I used the latest sketch over at the Sugar Bowl, with a theme of 'use your scraps'.

Other Ingredients;

MME Vanity Fair papers (Crafty Emma's Store),
On The Edge Card Blank & adhesive gems also from Crafty Emma's Store,
Spellbinders Grommet Tags,
Spellbinders Iron Works Motifs,
Scalloped Nesties (Pink Gem Designs),
Corrugated card,
And the 'Magic' sentiment stamp is from an old See D's set.

Hope you'll join us this week. A £10 voucher up for grabs as always for one lucky winner!
Please do check out the other gorgeous DT makes.

Hopefully back later with some holiday snaps.
Thanks so much for popping by!
Jenny xx

Friday, 9 September 2011

LOTV Challenge...

 Hi all! Thanks for bearing with me this week whilst I've been busy with the holiday aftermath. I'm getting on top of things now, so hopefully I'll soon be back up to full speed with my blogging and be able to visit you more. I think I left my mojo on holiday but earlier this week I had to make a commission I'd promised to do. Then I found an ace sketch by Pops over on the Lili Of The Valley Challenge blog, and this card kind of fell into place quite quite easily (thanks Pops). HOWEVER......I am too late to enter my card for that chall now, so will enter it into their current 'Missing You' challenge. I hope it's distance love maybe?.....

So of course this cute stamp is from Lili Of The Valley, and I coloured it with my Copics.

Other Ingredients;

Authentique papers - 'Uncommon' (Crafty Emma's Store),
Tulle flowers (Joanna Sheen),
Wooden Shapes (Quixotic Paperie)
Wooden Words (The Works),
Heart Nesties (Pink Gem Designs),
X Cut Scallop Punch,

Many thanks for looking!
Jenny xx

Sunday, 4 September 2011

I'm Back!..

Hi all. Just a quickie to let you know I'm back from my hols but won't be blogging just yet sorry! We arrived home to a flood. A pipe had been leaking under the kitchen sink while we were away leaving our cupboard wet and warped, and all it's contents very saturated! We have to get a plumber to it asap but have a washing up bowl catching the drips for now.  I still have so much washing to get through and have spent much of today scrubbing out the car. My 3yr old was sick just as we pulled up into the driveway....literally as soon as the hand brake went on! If only he could have waited a few more moments! OMG!...there was so much of can it go so far and in all directions?!

The holiday it's self was great! We did so much including The Pleasure Beach (Nickelodeon Land), The Blackpool Tower Circus, Madame Tussuad's, Blackpool Zoo....and we were first up to the new Tower Eye on it's opening day. We were also there for the lights switch on by Keith Lemon.  I have photo's....lots of photo's but haven't had time to upload yet. Just taking a quick five minutes break before I put another load of washing in. Also need to get all the bits and pieces ready for school before Wednesday when the kids go back. Then my little man also starts a week tomorrow. It's come around so fast and I feel a little sad, but I'm looking forward to some much needed 'me' time and the fact that I won't be brain washed by 'The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse' 24/7.....grown ups telly at last! 

A MASSIVE thanks for all the lovely comments you left me while I was away :-) 
You're all so kind. I've had a quick read through but will sit down and read them properly as soon as I can, and visit you back. Hello & welcome to my new followers too! 

EDITED TO ADD; I almost forgot to tell you about the tremendous pain I'm in (I'd actually forgotten until I tried to get up from my computer chair!) I thought it would be a good idea to take my girls to the Ice Skating Arena on the last day. I seem to remember being quite good at this 20 years ago! Goodness me...BAD idea!! I ache from head to toe. Even my earlobes hurt (I kid you not) I fell on my bum and my knees like a sack of spuds......with that and trying to keep my girls upright every muscle in my body is aching! I feel like I've been used as a football. I have new found admiration for the washed up celebs of Dancing On Ice!

I'll be back in the land of blogging as soon as I can.
   Thanks for visiting!
Jenny xx

Saturday, 3 September 2011

CES Challenges ~ Raise Your Glasses!...

 I'm back with another scheduled post! Over at CES Challenges Donna has a fab theme for us this week;

'Raise Your Glasses!'

I just had to use this fab 'Party Time Zoe & Flo' image from DigiStamp Boutique.
I used my Copics to colour.

Other ingredients;
My Mind's Eye 'Dwell' paper,
Bazzill Kraft,
Adhesive Gems,
(all above from Crafty Emma's Store),
Large Scalloped Nesties (Pink Gem Designs),
Magnolia Do Hickey Heart Swirl die,
Whimsy Ticket Sentiment stamp,
Blooms from Stash & Crafty Emma's Store.

Hopefully back from our hols later this weekend, and can't wait to have a good old catch up...after tackling the washing mountain first of course!
Thanks for visiting me today!
Jenny xx

A Gem Of A Challenge 29 ~ Colour Inspiration...

Hi all! I'm still on my holidays, so another scheduled post from me today to tell you about the new challenge we have for you over at 
This time Mandy has a picture to take COLOUR INSPIRATION from...

You may also add black or brown if you wish.

So for my DT card I used  the adorable 'Chloe & Reindeer' polymer stamp from Pink Gem Designs.
If you're quick there are some fabulous discounts and special offers on over at Pink Gem Designs.

Other Ingredients;
Henbury Lane papers,
LOTV sentiment stamp,
Magnolia Do Hickey Doily Flower & Tag die cuts 
(cut in white then inked with Memento inks & sponge dauber & glittered with Stardust Stickles),
Silky Crush ribbon,
Bakers Twine (Crafty Emma's Store)

Please join us if you can. As always, fab prize up for grabs from Pink Gem Designs.

Thanks for looking :-)
Back later with another scheduled post.
Jenny xx


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