Tuesday, 29 July 2008

My Entry for Sarah Kay Challenge

papers Heidi Grace, ribbon papermania, flowers poppicrafts, button making memories, brads from stash, stamp RAK from Dawny (thanks) Jill x

My Entry for Friday Sketchers

This week Jacqueline gave us a great sketch to work on. Papers are papermania, card stock DCWV, ribbon from stash, sentiment from Craftwork cards, stamps Sugar Nellie and high hopes. thanks for looking Jill x

Award from Gill

Wow Gill has awarded me the Wylde Women award, thanks so much Gill, I feel very honoured as your cards are amazing Jill x

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Just for Fun

The sketch is one 0f 5 by Teits and I loved using it. Stamps is Elizabeth by Sugar Nellie, Papers are Papermania and Laura Ashley Flowers are Prima and cardstock DCWV. I do like this card but I'm not sure about the colours these are not papers I usually use, they are quite dark for me, but I'm trying out new things. I've coloured in the image with my new Prisma pencils, which I'm finding hard but it depends on what paper I've used as to how they blend? But it fun trying. Thanks for looking won;t be back until this evening as we are off the Air Show, enjoy your day everyone and thanks for looking and taking the time to leave a comment hugs Jill x

Friday, 25 July 2008

Wylde Women award

Wow Dawny has given me this award. Dawny is one of the nicest ladies I've met since I started blogging in April 08. The other ladies are:

Susie Sunshine

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.2. Link back to this blogsite (http:// so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women.and remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

Sorry if I missed anyone Jill x

Cute Card Thursday

This weeks challenge Grow Something!
Papers Basic Grey, Flowers Prima, Heart Brad papermainia (blog candy from Sue thanks) Ribbon from stash Stamp Sugar Nellie. Sketch is by Katharina thanks for looking Jill x

At Last my entry for a Spoon Full of Sugar

stamp is by Sugar Nellie, flowers are prima, button making memories, card stock DCWV and papers are blog candy from Steph and Trina (thanks) ribbon American Crafts, lace from stash.
Wow an extra treat this week as we have a fantastic sketch by Katharina and I loved it.I spent hours making this card. Thank you Katharina. Thanks for looking and all your fab comments, it means so much and I still have to pinch myself that people look at my cards. Jill x

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call

Katharina, is making her own stamps wow!

But I won't stop here. I want to give you all the chance to be a part of Whiff of Joy. That's why I will take a Guest Designer every 2 months to join the team. And today I will start the first official Whiff of Joy Guest Designer call :) So here is what you have to do as a Guest Designer of Whiff of Joy:
Create a card or project or scrapbook page with every stamp I'll send you
post these on your blog and upload it to the Whiff of Joy gallery (it will be accessible together with the online shop)
If you are a quite active blogger and love to participate in challenges this might be another plus :)
To enter the call create a card with the following sketch, post it on your blog with a link to this post. Come back here and leave a link to you card under this post. You can enter your cards until the 30.7.2008 20pm GMT and I will announce the Guest Designer the following day.
I hope this is enough time, but we have to hurry, because I want the Guest Designer to receive the first release of Charlotte and Charlie (consisting of 9 stamps!! and there will be more soon) right away with the other DT members :)
I can't wait to see your artworks!!! Happy stamping!

wow I'm spoilt another AWARD

Wow the very talented Natalie, has given me this award, thank you so much Natalie, I'm honered Jill x

The rules are as follows:
1. Only 5 people allowed.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award.
Quite simple really it is a way of saying thankyou to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.

I would like to pass this award to the following five people.


Susie Sunshine

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Ila's Blog Candy

wow Ila is offering some fab blog candy, all you need to do is leave a comment on Ila's blog and a link on your blog Jill x

Sunday, 20 July 2008

My Entry for Friday Sketchers

Background paper DCWV, Stamp Tilda Magnolia, Ribbon from Stash and flowers are poppicraft and making Memories. Thanks for looking. I'll be back later to catch up with every ones blogs and leave some comments. Jill x

Saturday, 19 July 2008

My Entry for Cute Card Thursday

Challenge 19
Animals Only - No People Allowed.
Thanks for taking the time to look Jill x

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Another Award Wow

Wow Dawny has given me this award, thanks from the bottom of my heart. I'm chuffed to bits, I have made so many wonderful friends just in the last 3 month of blogging and I can only pass it onto 3. I want to give you all an award, because all of your cards are fabulous. I would like to pass this onto my wonderful friend Susie Sunshine, Sue from Slumbercards and Mumur. Thanks so everyone of you for your kind comments and taking the time to leave them Jill x

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge

This weeks challenge is one for the Girls. Stamp is Sugar Nellie, papers is Basic Grey, flowers Prima, Buttons making memories, ribbon dcwv thanks for looking. Jill x

My Entry for Sarah Kay Challenges

Great Sketch this week, I must admit I looked at it and thought it's too hard I don't think I can do it. But I gave it a go and I think it's ok. stamp Sarah Kay, papers Heidi Grace, ribbon American Crafts, Brads from Stash. Thanks for all your comments it means so much. Jill x

Sunday, 13 July 2008

My entry for Penny Black Saturday Challenge

This weeks challenge was a sketch. So again I'm made a thank you card for my son's other Teacher. Papers are K&Co, flowers are Prima, brad from Stash. Thank you Embellishment from stash. Image from Kerry (thanks). Thanks for looking Jill x

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday

The challenge this week, is to make a Child's card. So I thought I'd make a card for a older girl 10+. Card is Bazzil and paper is papermania, image is Penny Black
which Kerry gave me (thanks) and flowers are papermania and poppicrafts. Bag charm from stash. Gems are also papermania. Thanks for looking Jill x

Friday Sketchers

Not too sure at all about this card. I thought it would be a good idea to use the sketch and make a thank you card for one of my Son's teachers. I just don't like it as it's too plain. Jill x

Anniversary Card

My Husbands colleague at work asked if I would make an Anniversary Card for his wife. I hope she liked it. Papers K&Co, images Penny Black, flowers are papermania and Poppicrafts, brads from stash Thanks for looking, must get on taking the kids swimming, then I hoping to get some of the fab challenges done this afternoon take care Jill xx

Finally my entry for A Spoon full of Sugar

Well finally last night I made this, the challenge is to make "one for the Boys" DP DCWV, stamp Sugar Nellie, brads from stash. Thanks for looking Jill x

Friday, 11 July 2008

I've won an Award

Wow Mumur who makes just the most gorgeous cards and given me an award. Wow Mumur I'm honoured thank you so much. Jill x

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Sarah Kay

This is my entry for Sarah Kay, the challenge was to use Lilac. Thanks for looking and all your lovely comments you crafters are just the nicest people in the world Jill x

Monday, 7 July 2008

My Dad (Brian Nicholson) 1951-2003

Well not too sure how to start this post.It's 5 years today since my Dad died. It's hard to explain but this anniversary has been harder than all the others. This photo is of me and my dad, it's not the best because we had both been crying, and I'd put on weight comfort eating. He really was the best, he could fix anything, he was always there for me. Seeing him disappear before my eyes was one of the hardest things I've ever had to go through. He was 52 when he died of cancer (Mesothemolia) when he was 17 he had worked in the Ship yards lagging pipes with asbestosis, and this is what caused the cancer. Love you dad xxxxx

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

This is my entry for this weeks challenge you had to use Brads &/or Buttons. I thoughtI'd make a male card, as I never have one when I need one and just keep making female cards.
Jill x

Entry for Friday Sketchers

Well at 1st I didn't like the look of this layout (sorry Carole), but then I sat and tried some papers and made 1 card the Karate one, and liked the simplicity of it so much I carried on and made another 2. So thanks Carole, I may make some more.
Papers are DCWV, stamps are Sugar Nellie, brads are from Stash. Stay tuned as I will be back sometime this week with blog candy of my own.
Jill xx

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday The Great Outdoors

This is my entry for CCT I wasn't sure where to start with this challenge at first, but once I'd chose my image it started to come together. All the papers are K&Co the flowers are papermania the sentiment is Craftwork cards, the lace is from my stash. I've done afew things I've never tried before with this card, inking around the image and ripping my paper. I know this has been around for ages, but I usually stick to what I know. I'm still not too sure, but I'm enjoying trying new things out. Phew 3 posts in 1 day! Thanks for all your lovely comments Jill x

A spoon Full of Sugar

Stamp is Maggie with Flowers by Sugar Nellie, papers are Craftwork cards, ribbon from stash, the challenge this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar is to use circles on your card. Hope you're all enjoying your weekend, it's absolutely pouring down here, and has been all day. Jill x

Graduation Cards

Images Pink Petticoat downloads, papers Michelle Marsden, HOTP, metal embellishments from Poppicrafts. Ribbon from stash. Purple & green card the layout is by Katharina sketch 20. Thanks for looking Jill x

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Tilda & Co Challenge Blog

This is my entry for Tilda & Co Challenge this week. Papers used and basicgrey Euphoria pad, stamp is Magnolia, flowers & Gems are papermanina. Thanks for all your lovely comments Jill x