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Thursday, 26 April 2018

Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) challenge blog - theme Fantasy

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I have been very busy with different things. Like lots of people I don't know where the time goes.

The new challenge starts today on the Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) challenge blog and the theme is Fantasy. 


I had a bit of a think of what Fantasy meant to me. I decided I wanted to use a dragon image. Well on Beccy's Place blog there are a selection for free images to you can use. To my relief she did have a dragon. The papers in the background came with in a pack that I got for the wedding we didn't use them for that it was nice to used them now. The flowers at the bottom were cut with a Spellbinders die. 


He is called Baby Dragon and he is in the Fantasy section HERE.   I created his background with Publisher and I added the sentiment there as well. 


This is quite a cute card. Why not pop along and join in with this fortnight's challenge. 

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Hugs Jackie


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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Beccy's Place - Tea Time

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I had to go to the doctors yesterday but everything is fine. Have you noticed that I have put on comment moderation?  I felt I had to do this as twice recently I have had a lot of spam comments. I will keep an eye on the comments and if all calms down I will take the comment moderation off.

Today I am sharing the cards I made with the second set of images that I was sent by Beccy Muir at Beccy's Place to work with. The set is called Tea Time and is available HERE.


The images are all in the PNG format. Which means they have no background and can be layered over a background and other images. You can get so many different looks by changing which images you put together. I just couldn't resist these flowers in the cup. I used Publisher to manipulate the images and to create the background. All my colouring was done with Promarkers. 


For this card I used one of my own photos I took at  Standen House  and Garden which we visited just before Christmas last year. I think the cups look great stacked up in front on the dresser. The background I made with the strip die from the Sandwich Box die set from John Next Door. 


If you click on the image you will be taken to this set in the store. 


Beccy really does have some wonderful image sets in her store. There is always precoloured versions of the images which can really save time if you are in a hurry. 


Here are the two cards together. I didn't realise how much I would enjoy digital crafting. 

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Enjoy the rest of the week 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Monday, 23 April 2018

My favourite Pollyanna Pickering image of a Snowy Owl

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How was your weekend? You will be pleased to know that we signed up for one cow when we saw our friends on Friday. I might be able to post pictures of her  from time to time. I want to call her Rosie but my husband  isn't so sure. The weekend was a mix of shopping and gardening. Plus the amazing electrical storm we had Saturday night.

Last week was Pollyanna Pickering's funeral. It is so sad that she has gone. On that day I decided to make a card with my favourite image of hers. I had this one as a puzzle before I knew about the paper kits and DVD roms. I just wanted to have some time to reflect.


I used the Sandwich box dies from John Next Door to make the lattice in the background. The paper underneath is from Creative World of Crafts. 


As I have said this is my favourite image from Pollyanna Pickering. 


The sentiment came from another Creative World of Crafts pads and I used a Sue Wilson die to cut the tag from the backing paper. 


This is a Spellbinders poppy die. 


I am sure that whoever I send this card to will love it. I have a few of these images left I am going to be careful where I use them. 

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Have a great week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Friday, 20 April 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge Blogs - Anything Goes with the optional twist of CAS (Clean and Simple)

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Can you believe it is Friday again. I hope you have something nice planned for the weekend. Today I will be helping at a Felting workshop. At the weekend we will be looking at cars again with us it is a very long slow process.

Being Friday the new challenge starts on the Crafty Catz Challenge blog the theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of CAS (Clean and Simple). The sponsor this time is A Day for Daisies.


I used the outer dies from the Stitched Lattice die set from Creative Expressions to make the mats and layers. 


There are lots of gorgeous images in the store if you click on the logo you will be taken there. 


This image is called Little Striped Dress and it is available HERE.  I printed onto Neenah card and coloured with Promarkers. 


Before I printed the image out I added the sentiment with the computer. 

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Hugs Jackie
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

LOTV Bunny 18th Birthday card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors,

How is your week going? I have been enjoying the sunny weather by catching up on a few jobs. It is nice not to be held back by in any way with the rain. The birds seem to be enjoying the sunny weather too.

A while back someone on Facebook in one of the groups I am in put out a request for birthday cards for her daughter's 18th birthday. I agreed to send a card this is it.


I started by finding an image and I based the colours of the card  around that. The paper was in my stash. 


This cute LOTV image came from a pad of images. I thought the bunny was cute and the balloon and cake were just right for a birthday. I cut an aperture with the Double Pierced Rectangle dies by Creative Expression. 


I used the Double Pierced Circle dies to highlight the age. The numbers were cut with some Crafter's Companion dies. 


The balloons ware a Tattered Lace die. The flowers were created with a punch and the leaves are the Star Flower Leaves from John Next Door. 


I did get a lovely thank you for this card which was nice. 

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Hugs Jackie

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Monday, 16 April 2018

Kinetic Easter Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you had a good weekend. We were busy as usual. We have started looking for another car but this will take a long time it always does with us. The Bootleg Beatles concerts was amazing and we had a good time with our friends. On Sunday we visited our parents. The photo books of our daughter's wedding I ordered looked amazing and were very well received.

I think this is my last Easter make to share. I made a Kinetic card with the dies that came from Papercraft Essentials magazine. I made this to sent to my cousin who just loves Hedgehogs.


I used a cloud embossing folder for background. 


The spinner element was a cute hedgehog. The stamp came free with the magazine along with the slider dies. 


The daffodils were cut with some dies from Creative Expressions. 


Another Creative Expressions die I have used it a lot this year. 


I know my cousin liked this card she sent me a lovely message.

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Have a great week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Friday, 13 April 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - Anything Goes with the optional twist of Favourite Colour Combination

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How has your week been? I can't believe it is Friday again already. Tomorrow we are going car hunting the time has come to change my husband's car. The last straw was someone trying to break into the car last week. In the evening we are going with our friends to see the Bootleg Beatles in concert in Portsmouth it is so close we couldn't not go. On Sunday we are visiting our parents and taking the photo books I have had orderd of our daughter's wedding. I hope they like them.

Well being Friday the new challenge starts on the Crafty Catz Challenge blog the theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of using your favourite colour combination. The fabulous sponsor this time is Paper Shelter Digital Stamps. We have a Guest Design Team call for May just put GDT after your name with your entry if you are interested.


I like the combination of pink and blue it reminds me of the For-get-me-not flowers which used to grow in our garden. All the papers I used came from my stash. I used the Double Pierced Square and Rectangle dies from Creative Expressions to make the mats and layers. 


There are many wonderful images in the Store if you click on the logo you will be taken there. 


This image comes from the digital stamp set called Tulips and it is available HERE. I used the       pre-coloured image from the set.  I created the background for the image  in Publisher. Then I die cut the image with a Tattered Lace oval die with a matching white border. 


This pretty lace I have had for a while in came in a bag of oddments from a Craft Fair. 


Have a great weekend. 

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Hugs Jackie

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