Monday 30 June 2008

PennyBlack Saturday Challenge

The challenge this week was to use Green, pink and brown on your card. I bought this stamp a while ago and hadn't used it . I have struggled abit with the colouring in. Thanks for looking Jill x
Background paper doodlebug and papermaina, flowers from Michele at Poppicrafts, ribbon and brad from stash.

Sunday 29 June 2008

Brillant Weblog Award

I've been given this award by Sue, wow thanks so much . I'm speechless You've made my day, I feel very honoured as your cards are fantastic. Thanks so much. x
The rules for this award:1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.2. Link the person you received your award from.3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.4. Put links of those blogs on yours.5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated So the 7 I am going to nominate are:-

Saturday 28 June 2008

Friday Sketchers

It was Beatrix's sketch this week, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I've spent at hours making this card.

Papers DCWV, Stamp Elizabeth by Sugar Nellie, this was a RAK from Sue (thanks I'm loving using them) Buttons and flowers from my stash.

Thanks for all your lovely comments Jill x

Cute Card Thursday

Well this is the second card I made, I ripped up the 1st one, this was a real challenge for me as I've just got used to using patterned papers, and this week no patterned paper Agh!! The little Chick with flowers is from
Gems were part of a Create n Craft kit.
Thanks for looking Jill x

Friday 27 June 2008

Tilda & Co challenge Blog

This weeks challenge is..............
We gone Dottie!!
Would love to see the Use of Dots on your work this week,
A Little Easier than last week’s!
So grab all things Dottie and get creative!
Please Remember you work must include at least 1 Magnolia stamp,
I can not stress the above rules enough!
you can use other stamps along with your magnolia stamps of course.
This is the 1st time I've entered this challenge and I enjoyed it. I was really struggling afew weeks ago, and other crafters suggested using challenges and layouts, and I must admit, it has really helped me. Thanks so much for all your comments it is really appreciated Jill xx

Wednesday 25 June 2008

My Entry for A Spoon Full of Sugar

This is my entry for this week, the challenge is to use Checks on your card.
Stamp is Sugar Nellie, jems papermanina, sentiment Craftwork cards, paper from stash.
Thanks for all you lovely comments and for looking Jill x

Tuesday 24 June 2008

Sue SBS9 Colour Challenge & Blog Candy

Sue has a fantastic Blog Candy Competition.

It can be anything you like as long as it is Brown and Pink leave me a comment with a link to my blog from you blog with a picture of what you have made. If you don't have a blog please feel free to email me your entry. It will be open until 15th July as this is the change over date for the challenge. Good luck Sue :o)
Sue is giving the winner a fantastic Sugar Nellie Stamp and some Brown/ Pink candy. Sue makes gorgeous cards so take a look when you are there. Sue has been a great help to me with my blog and card making. Sue has been very kind and helpful to me and others. Sue's new dog Honey is also worth a look, she's so cute. Jill x

PS I've used Katherine sketch 16 for my layout, thanks Katherine, it was a great sketch to work with.

Sunday 22 June 2008

My Entry for Peny Black Saturday Challenge

Background paper K&Co Sparkly Sweet, Ribbon from Stash, flowers prima, brads from stash. Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments. Jill x

Saturday 21 June 2008

My Entry for Cute Card Thursday

Sorry about the picture quality, it's raining and I just can't get a better pic. Stamped image blog candy from Trina (thanks Trina I love it, think I may have to buy this stamp, it's gorgeous). Flowers from Prima, sentiment from Craftwork cards, background paper from Papermania Olivine Essence pad, gems in middle of flowers from Joanna Sheen and finally ribbon from stash. Thanks for looking Jill x

Friday 20 June 2008

My Entry for Friday Sketchers

Love the sketch this week, Friday Sketchers. I've spent hours playing with papers and the layout and I've ended up using some retro papers I've have for about 2 years! Image is RAK from Sue thanks Sue.
Elizabeth stamp by Sugar Nellie, flowers, ribbon and buttons from stash. Thanks for looking Jill x

My entry for a Spoon Full of Sugar

My entry for Challenge 4, celebrations.
Stamp Maggie with dotty scarf by Sugar Nellie, background papers Pink Petticoat doodle-icious Christmas, ribbon from stash. So chuffed I've finally made my 1st Christmas card for this year. I'm terrible as I end up making them in December and get fed up. thanks for looking Jill x

Tuesday 17 June 2008

Shabby Chic Tilda

I love this stamp by Magnolia. This is the first time I've used this and I love it. It reminds me of my little daughter Millie (cute). Jill x

Monday 16 June 2008

my entry for Cute Card Thursday challenge 14

background paper from Sue (thanks), Images from Trina (thanks) This weeks challenge for Cute Card Thursday was to use 3 different types of embellishments, I've used Ribbon, Flowers, and brads. I really enjoyed this challenge. Jill x

New Cards

Images from Trina's candy win (thanks), papers were free with Just great papers Jill x

Sunday 15 June 2008

Entry for Friday Sketchers

mt entry for Friday Sketchers
Loved this weeks layout. I'm trying to do as many challenges as I have time for to gain some confidence with layout and matching papers. Thanks for looking Jill x

Weddings, it must be that time of year

The 2 acceptance cards were an order and they asked for brown and cream, I've made 6 in total but forgot to take pictures of the others before I sold them. It was really hard making 6 acceptance cards for the same person and the same colours!
The wedding card was for my boss (different wedding) , I'd got used to the brown and cream and thought I'd use those colours. I spent hours with the layout and I was happy with it when I'd finished I hope they liked it.
Thanks for looking Jill x

Wednesday 11 June 2008

My Entry for A Spoon Full of Sugar

My entry for challenge 3 at A Spoon full of Sugar
3 brads or buttons , 2 patterned papers and 1 flower. Thanks to Sue for the Elizabeth images by Sugar Nellie

Monday 2 June 2008

Fathers Day Cards

The Bullseye George is from the George download by Louise Brigden you can purchase this at
These are all simple cards, but it's got me going again until I get my confidence back. Thanks to everyone for your comments it meant alot to me.
Jill x
PS The Bullseye George card I think this is too plain do you think it needs something else on it? I'm just not too sure it looks right?

Sunday 1 June 2008

New Cards

Just had one of those weeks where I feel like all the cards I've made are rubbish and I was so unsure about uploading these cards. I enjoy the colouring in of the images, but when it comes to the layout and papers I just get lost. I look at all your beautiful blogs and you are all so great at layouts and colours and knowing what to do. I really have thought about giving it up this week, which I've never done since I started 2 and 1/2 years ago. Wish I could get my inspiration back any suggestions welcome to get me out of this rut, thanks for looking and for all your very kind comments. Thank you Trina for the Rachelle Anne Miller image I love them
Jill x