Friday 31 October 2008

One card two challenges

This is my entry for Stamp with Sarah Kay, I received my new Sarah Kay stamp yesterday from Wendy at Secret Crafter and I couldn't wait to use it. I have coloured my image with Prisma pencils, papers are Daisy D and Dovecraft, Flower was a gift from my bestest friend Linda. I'm also entering this card for A spoonfull of Sugar this weeks challenge is to see some sparkle and bling on your card. thanks for looking and I'm slowly getting caught up with leaving you all comments hugs Jill x

I received this gorgeous card this morning from my fabby friend Sue, aww thanks so much Sue, it's absolutely gorgeous, and cheered me up Jill xx

Thursday 30 October 2008

Hi I'm back in the land of blogging

This is my entry for Friday Sketchers, hope it's not too late, I have used K&Co papers and the new Sugar Nellie stamp Daisy, which I've fallen in love with. I have coloured with prisma pencils and inked the edges of the papers. I didn't have any pink lace so I rubbed the ink pad over and I quite like the effect. Sorry I haven't been around much, I'm hoping to get around everyone's blog and leave you some comments tonight. Thanks to you all for the comments, email about my mum it's means so much to me and cheered me up hugs Jill xx

This is my entry for Sketch Saturday, I've made an anniversary card for my darling husband Ian as it's our 15th Wedding Anniversary today. I was up late last night making it as usual last minute.

I received this gorgeous card filled with Hanglar images from my wonderful caring blogging friend Jilli, thank you Jilli it really cheered me up xxx

Sunday 26 October 2008

Stamp with Sarah Kay challenge 16

Well this is my entry for Stamp with Sarah Kay, no sketch this week, you just have to use blue and Brown on your card. I've spent 3 days making this on & off. It's a simple card, but at least it's got me started again. Thanks for all your lovely comments asking after me, it really cheered me up and I'm feeling much better. The reason I'm so worried about my mum, well as most of you know I lost my dad to cancer just over 5 years ago (he was only 52), then 18 month after dad died, my mum didn't feel to well and was feeling faint and having headaches. So I made her go to the doctors. It turned out she had a brain tumour. Luckly it wasn't cancerous and they did manage to remove most of it. Mum's been fine, but her left side doesn't work as well as the right side and her sights not good. Well 2 weeks ago she had a funny turn and her sights getting worse and she's tired all the time. Then yesterday she was unwell again, she has to have an MRI scan on 13th November to find out whats going on, so that's why I'm been abit down in the dumps. Mum's all I've got left now and all the things that started last time seam to be happening again. Jill x

Saturday 25 October 2008

Sercret Crafter Saturday Challenge 4

Wow I can't believe we are onto week 4 already. Another fabby sketch this week by the very talented Donna. The DT have made the most stunning cards, so do pop over to take a look. Hope you will all be joining us again this week and I'm looking forward to hopping over to your blogs to see what you all create using Donna's sketch hugs Jill x

Papers: SU
Image: Forever Friends (coloured with Pro-Markers)
Flowers: from Stash
Charm: From Ebay
Ribbon: From Stash

Friday 24 October 2008


Sorry for not leaving you all any comments, having a few personal problems at the moment. My mums not too well, so I haven't made any cards and now with all the worry I'm not feeling very well myself. I will catch up with you all soon and I will try and still sort out the blog candy winner tomorrow. Thanks for all your comments and I hope every one's ok Hugs Jill xx

Tuesday 21 October 2008

Wow thank you all so much for my Award

wow I've received this award from Claire, Diane, Natalie and Maria, thank you ladies, you've no idea how happy this makes me and to think all 4 of you were kind enough to think of me. I'm so touched and very honoured as you all make the most gorgeous cards. Mwhh to you all Jill x

Sunday 19 October 2008

two more challenge done

This is my entry for Friday Sketchers, I just love my Forever friends stamps and couldn't let a week go by without using one of them lol. Papers, ribbon are from stash. Heart charm form Kraftycrafts, image Forever friends, flowers are aunties bloomers (I think) thanks for looking Jill x

This is my entry for Sketch Saturday, I just love this High Hopes stamp. Papers are SU, glossy accents on hat and goggles.Gems papermania. Coloured with watercolour pencils.

Saturday 18 October 2008

Whiff of Joy and Papertake weekly challenges

Well I've run out of time again, so I'm using 1 card for 2 challenges (sorry) I love doing the challenges but my time is so limited at the moment. The challenge this week for Whiff of Joy is Autumn colours and Papertake Weekly is a fantastic sketch by Katharina which I will use again. Papers are SU, flowers prima, ribbon from stash, brads making memories and image Whiff of joy. thanks for looking and don't forget to enter my blog candy hugs Jill xx

Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge

This weeks challenge at Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge is a theme by Kim, blue, white and touch of snowflake. I loved it. Papers are dovecraft, glass beads from my bestest friend Linda, ribbon & snowflake brads from stash, image Whiff of Joy (one of my favs) I have coloured with pro markers and added glossy accents to Charlie's hat. I have added touches of glitter to the snowballs. I'm really looking forward to see all your gorgeous creations hugs Jill xx

Friday 17 October 2008

Autumn Planting

Well as I'm so behind again with the challenges,I'm using one card for two challenges, the sketch is by Lim for A Spoonfull of Sugar and Cute Card Thursday theme is Autumn. Hope you like it Hugs Jill x
Papers: SU and Papermania
Image: Sugar Nellie
Brads: Making Memories
Flowers: Prima

Thursday 16 October 2008

My entry for Sketch Saturday

This is my entry at last for Sketch Saturday, loved this weeks sketch, sorry for lack of blogging, it's been another hectic week, thanks for all your lovely comments. I will be back later on today with blog candy?????? hugs Jill xx

Papers: Dovecraft
Image: Sarah Kay
Ribbon: from stash
Gems: Papermania
Flowers: Prima

This is an order for a friend, who wanted an engagement card with a black, white & silver theme, hope it's not too contemporary and she likes it!!!

Saturday 11 October 2008

Trio of Cards

This is my entry for Whiff of Joy Challenge, I just bought these stamps on Saturday and I love them, I have paper pieced the chair and the coloured the image with prisma pencils, all papers are SU, flowers are prima, brads and ribbon from stash. I loved this weeks sketch and will be using it again. I loved the idea of using lots of different patterned papers.

This is my entry for Stamp with Sarah Kay and from 8th October you can now use any stamps from Stampavie. I have turned the sketch around. Papers are SU, Image RAK from my friend Becky, flowers prima, heart charm from Ebay, brads and ribbon from stash.

This is my entry for Friday Sketchers and CCT (buttons & Bows) Papers are K&CO, flowers & Ribbon from stash, Sentiment WOF and image Hanglar.

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge Wk 2

Week 2 of the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and another fantastic sketch, this week by Sue. Papers are DCWV Nanna's Nursery stack (boys) Ribbon from stash. Image Sarah Kay,coloured in with Pro-markers, you can get the Sarah Kay stamps and Pro-Markers for the Secret Crafter. Flowers are Prima,and gems papermania. Hope you will all join us again this week and I can't wait to see all your gorgeous creations. Hugs Jill xx

Friday 10 October 2008

Blogging buddies are the best

Yeah I received my new SU goodies, I love love love the new papers they are absolutely gorgeous and the scalloped punch is so easy to use. I get all my SU goodies from Julie, excellent service and so helpful,thanks Jules xxx

I received this beautiful Blogging Buddy book and gorgeous card from Vicki, I was so touched to think Vicki had thought of me and all the time it must of taken her to make it, I just love it and it will be well used and every week I make another blogging buddy thanks so much Vicki xxx

aww I received this gorgeous card wallet, filled with images for my lovely blogging buddy Donna, thanks Donna I love the images xxx

Thursday 9 October 2008

Two Challenges

This is my Entry for A Spoonfull of Sugar, this weeks challenge is to use Pink and Green, yummy.
Papers: SU and DCWV
Image: Forever Friends
Flowers: Prima, Making memories and Poppicrafts.
Gems: Papermania
Ribbon from stash

This is my Entry for the Sarah Kay weekly challenge. Papers are Anna Griffin, image Sarah Kay swap with Lynsey (thanks) Lace from stash, flowers Prima and brads Making Memories.Punch Scalloped edge strip was RAK from Dawny (thanks)

Wednesday 8 October 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Yeh I've had time to do my card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, I loved this sketch but I have turned it around, hope this is allowed, as I liked it better the other way, more autumn colours maybe it's the weather or the way I've been feeling lol. Thanks for looking Jill x

Papers: SU
Flowers: Prima
Image: Penny Black from Becky or Lynsey (thanks)
Brads from stash
Sentiment: Craftwork cards

A card and blog candy news

This is my entry for the Saturday sketch challenge and we had a fab sketch designed by the very talented Gill.

has some fab blog candy on offer, so pop over to Camilla blog to find out more and take a look at her beautiful cards.

Sorry I haven't been around much with work and the kids and some tummy bugs,I haven't had time to take part in the challenges or leave comments. I'm hoping to put this right over the next few days, thanks for still taking the time to leave me comments Hugs Jill xx

Sunday 5 October 2008

My Entry for Sarah Kay and some thank you's

This is my entry for Stamp with Sarah Kay challenge, not the usual colours I'd go for on a card, and I'm still not sure I like them. Maybe it will grow on me.Papers are SU, image Sarah Kay swap with Lynsey (thanks) flowers and leaves Prima and gems are from glitterpot. Jillx

This gorgeous Image wallet and stamp set is from my lovely friend Jilli, Thanks Jilli you're such a good friend to me xx

I received these fab goodies from My bestest friend Linda, aww thanks Linda, your the best xxx

Saturday 4 October 2008

Relax Take it easy

Well I'm so behind with all the fab challenges we have now, I'm using this card for two challenges, The 1st challenge is A spoonfull of Sugar and the sketch was done by Camilla I just loved it. The 2nd Challenge is Cute Card Thursday and the challenge is Christmas Animals. I think this card covers both challenges. I just couldn't wait to ink up my new stamp, it's a fab image and great to colour, I've got lots of sparkle on this card, I've used glitter on the beard, and trims, and Crystal glaze on the hat, boots, reindeer's nose and antlers. Underneath the sleigh and Santa I used Diamond dust, you can see this more on the second pic. Thanks for looking and all your lovely comments I really do appreciate you taking the time to do this Hugs Jill x

Papers: Anna Griffen and SU
Image: High Hopes
Flowers and Leaves: Prima
Ribbon: Anita's

Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge 1

Yeh I can finally show you my DT card for Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge. We had a fab sketch to work with and this has been designed by the very talented Jane. You can use any stamp or image you want for these challenges and I'm hoping you will join us for the very 1st challenge.At the end of the month all those that took part in the challenges will have a chance to win a prize which will be either something from the shop or a £20 voucher for the randomly drawn winner to spend in the shop – if a person enters a challenge every week then their name will be entered 4 times into the draw, so the more challenges you enter the more chances you have of winning. So get making your cards.

I have cut out my circles using my nestibilites and my Precious Moments image has been coloured in with Pro-Markers, my papers are from the DCWV Nanna's Nursery stack (boys), Brads & gems are by papermania, ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards. Jill x

Thursday 2 October 2008

So excited and I just can't hide it...........

Ooh only 2 more days to go until we launch the Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge, we have a fab challenge. All the DT members have made the most fantastic cards. I'm so looking forward to seeing all the gorgeous cards you will all be making and popping over to your blogs. Don't forget to join us all on Saturday 4th October Hugs Jill x

Autumn Tilda

This is my entry for the Tilda & Co Challenge, another fab sketch. I have used the images sent by the lovely Jilli (thanks). I'm really behind with all the challenges this week and my blogging, but I'm hoping to get caught up by the end of today, thanks so everyone who has left comments for me I really really appreciate it, and I'm feeling much better today. Hugs Jill xx

Cards stock: Papermania
Image: Magnolia
Ribbon: From Stash

Christmas Wishes

This is my entry for the Penny Black Saturday challenge, and I've chosen the season Winter. I've the Penny Black Stamps that I won in Gina's blog candy (thanks). Jill x

Papers: Rak from Vicki
Ribbon: Rak from Linda
Stamp: Penny Black
Brad from stash