Sunday, 30 November 2008

Dancing on Ice

Sorry about the poor picture, this card is hugh (well for me) It's 30cm by 16cm. I have used Kim's sketch but tweaked it a little to fit the large card. Papers are SU, image magnolia coloured with distress inks, flowers are poppicraft and prima, brad I think is dovecraft, charm from Ebay, ribbon from stash. Pop over to Kim's blog and take part in the challenge. Hugs Jill x

Saturday, 29 November 2008

My DT card for Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

It's my team member Sue's turn for this weeks Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and Sue has made us a fantastic sketch I loved it. I have used my SU papers, image is Sugar Nellie, coloured with distress inks, sentiments Craftwork cards and flowers prima and poppicraft. The lace is from my stash. I'm really looking forward to seeing what your all come up with for this sketch. Don't forget to pop over to the SCSC blog to see all the cards by the Design team hugs Jill x

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Challenge entry and DT entry

Well I'm decided to try out for the Pollycraft Design Team. The first card is Paula's layout,Image is magnolia, flowers prima and poppicraft, sentiment Stamp Away. I have paper pieced Tilda's dress to match the gorgeous papers. Papers are the free download from Pollycraft, they are gorgeous I love brown and blue together so a bonus for me. The second card is my layout.Image Forever Friends stamp, prima flowers, glass beads from stash, teddy Charm from Kraftycrafts and sentiment WOF. Both images have been coloured using distress inks. Thanks for looking and all your lovely comments hugs Jill x

Wednesday, 26 November 2008


This is my entry for Magnolia V Stampavie,
*Week 4* Get the Feeling...
This week we would like you to get as much Texture going on in your work
There is many ways of doing this, Material, Embossing, Flock etc
So get the feeling going in your work this week.
Well I knew straight away what I wanted to use for texture on this card, in October I went to a craft fair and bought some fat quarters, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but the material was gorgeous. I have used the material on my main background, then I have embossed some core-dinations cardstock through the cuttlebug for more texture. The image is Stampavie Sarah Kay. I bought 3 of the new stamps and this is one of them, so you will be seeing alot more, as you all know I love my Sarah Kay stamps. I'm not totally happy with how the card has turned out as in my head I thought it would look different and I'm now not sure I like the material on the card, think I'll stick to my papers from now on lol.

I have to say a big thank you to Linda and Karin as they have given me this award, aww thanks for thinking of me, I have already given this award to 8 people in a previous post. thanks for looking and I'm hoping to get caught up the the blog hopping later on today hugs Jill xx

Monday, 24 November 2008

My entry for Sketch Saturday

This is my entry for Sketch Saturday, great sketch and I really enjoyed using it. The papers are Basic Grey Urban Prairie, flowers are from Poppicrafts, (Michelle has some gorgeous embellishment caddies in and the poppitastic kits, great value and crammed full of bits and pieces, you won't be disappointed )buttons from stash, image CC Designs, coloured with distress inks. Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave hugs Jill x

Sunday, 23 November 2008

A couple of cards to show you

This is my entry for WOF challenge sorry it's another Christmas card, I am so behind with Christmas cards, I'm trying to use the challenges to make them, as I hate making Christmas cards, not sure why, I just think they look nothing special and just can't seem to put a decent one together. I loved the sketch by Heather and I will be using it again.

This is my entry for Kim at Simplyfairies challenge another fabby sketch. Papers are SU, image CC Designs, flowers prima thanks for looking and for for any comments you may leave I really appreciate it hugs Jill x

Friday, 21 November 2008

A Trio of Christmas Cards

This is my entry for Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Papers are papermania, embossing done using cuttlebug folder, image RAK for Vicki (thanks) flowers & Charm from stash. Sketch is by Kim at Simply Fairies. Thanks for looking and I'm starting to get caught up with leaving comments,thanks for all the beautiful comments you all take the time to leave for me hugs Jill x

This is my entry for Magnolia V Stampavie papers DCWV, image RAK from Becky, ribbon poppicrafts.

This is my entry for Mojo Monday
Papers are DCWV, image RAK for Lynsey (thanks) ribbon poppicrafts, gems papermaina.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

2 cards and blog candy

This is my entry for Kim's fabby sketch, nice and easy. Image Magnolia papers papermania, ribbon from stash. thanks for looking and all your comments, I've been a bad blogger and I'm really behind with my comments, there are so many fab blogs I just run out of time to leave you all a comment. Jill xx

this is my entry for Friday Sketchers, I must admit, I've really struggled with the sketch. Images Magnolia (RAK from Linda thanks), papers Dovecraft, Sentiment HOTP
Blog Candy Alerts
My friend Lynsey is celebrating 5,000 hits congratulations hun you're cards are just gorgeous, do pop over and take a look at Lynsey's fab cards.
Debbie is also celebrating 12,000 hits, but word have got around about how generous the candy is and it's now closer to 20,000. Debbie is a lovely person and makes amazing cards, so take a look, word of warning you may be there a while Jill x

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Thank you Gisela

I received this award from Gisela, thanks so much I really appreciate it x. I would now like to pass this onto:

Susie Sunshine,Kim at Simply Fairies , Kim Piggott, Donna and Jilli

2 more challenge cards

This is my entry for Lili of the Valley, first time I've entered this challenge, but I had to squeeze it in as I loved the sketch by Donalda. Image magnolia, papers K&Co, embellishments K&Co sentiment Cuddly Buddly. Thanks for looking hugs Jill xx

This is my entry for Magnolia V Stampavie, the challenge was clean and simple. Papers DCWV, image RAK from BEcky (thanks) ribbon from stash

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 7

Wow I can't believe we're already onto week 7 at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and this week it's Claire's challenge and the challenge is Cute as a Button, you must use a button or button's on your card. My design team buddies have made the most gorgeous cards so do pop over for a look. Papers are K&co, I have used my nesties to cut out the circle and image is Sugar Nellie Daisy stamp coloured with Distress inks. Ribbon and charm from stash. I used my MSBP on the edge.Hope you'll all be joining us this week and I can't wait to see all your gorgeous creations hugs Jill xx

Friday, 14 November 2008

some challenge cards

This card is for 3 challenges, cute card Thursday use colours Red & Green, A spoonfull of Sugar to make a childs card and Whiff of Joy,to make a boys or girls Christmas card no blue. Papers are Basic Grey Wassail, image WOF, ribbons poppicraft, flowers prima. thanks for looking and all of your comments and to everyone for asking after my mum, still no news hugs Jill x

This is my entry for Papertake weekly. I loved your sketch Dawny and I have used it for another card, which I'll upload later on. Papers Papermania, image Magnolia RAK from Becky thanks hun, Brad Dovecraft.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

My entry for Simply Fairies Challenge

Kim over at Simply Fairies has started a fantastic challenge on a Friday, the first week is a sketch and I loved it thanks Kim. Papers are Basic Grey Sultry, ribbon from stash, image Magnolia coloured with distress inks, flowers from stash. At the moment I have no email this started yesterday morning so if you've contacted me don't panic I can't access them at the moment, it's supposed to be working later on today. At least I can still get on the Internet. I took my mum for her MIR scan today, so hopefully we will find out next week what's being going on. I will try and catch up with everyone soon, hugs Jill xx

Monday, 10 November 2008

A bit of Pink and Black

This is my entry for Friday Sketchers, I loved this weeks sketch so different. Papers are Harmony Designs. Image Rubber Romance, Flower Prima, Brad Poppicrafts and charm from Ebay. Thanks for looking hugs Jill xx

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Finally some cards

This is my entry for Whiff of Joy Challenge, image WOJ, papers K&CO, flowers prima, sentiment WOJ.
Sorry for not getting around to leave everyone comments, I couldn't get connected to the Internet yesterday and today I can't upload photo' from the PC after hours of trying, finally I got them to upload using the printer lol. It's been one of those days. Hope you are all well thanks for all your lovely comments hugs Jill xx

This is my entry for Stamp with Sarah Kay, image Sarah kay, papers I think papermania, flowers and ribbons poppicrafts.(rak from Linda thanks xx)

This is my entry for A spoonfull of Sugar, I struggled at first as I'm not used to using a DL card and I must admit I like my square ones, images is the new Sugar Nellie soft Centre's love these. I only bought 1 and wish I'd got more lol. Papers are SU ribbon from stash.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 6

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 6 is a fab sketch by the very talented Wendy.The Design Team have made some fantastic cards so do pop over for a look. I have used a nesti to cut my circle and then a cuttlebug embossing folder. I then used some sandpaper to distress it abit and bring out the embossing. Image has been coloured with Prisma and paper stumps. I hope you will be joining us again for this weeks as we all love popping over to your blogs hugs Jill x

Papers: K&Co
Cardstock: Papermania
Ribbon: From stash
Image: Magnolia
Sentiment: Craftwork cards

Friday, 7 November 2008

Finally a couple of cards and a thank you

This is my entry for Magnolia V Stampavie. I loved this sketch it was so easy to work with. Stamp Magnolia, coloured with distress inks, flowers prima, papers Basic Grey Sultry, ribbon from stash and sentiment Craftwork cards. Thanks for looking and once again I'm so behind with leaving you all comments. I'm hoping to get round everyone over the weekend thanks for all your lovely comments hugs Jill xx

This is my entry just in time for Sketch Saturday a fab sketch by Coco.
Papers Basic Grey Euphoria, image Sugar Nellie: Daisy, flowers Prima, Ribbon RAK from Susie Sunshine (thanks).

I received this gorgeous card and stamped images from Becky, thanks Becky you are so kind and I really appreciated it hun xx

Sunday, 2 November 2008

A few cards for challenges and a thank you

This is my entry for Friday Sketchers, Image is Magnolia which was RAK from Becky (thanks), papers are Papermania, flower RAK from Linda, snowflake charm from Ebay, ribbons from stash. thanks for looking and all your lovely comments hugs Jill xx

This is my entry for Whiff of Joy challenge, just in time I hope. I have used Heathers sketch from last week, and this week the challenge is to use Burgundy red & green on your card. Papers are Daisy D and papermania, flowers from stash and Prima, Image WOJ.

This absolutely stunning card is from my wonderful friend Linda, thanks Linda we loved it and it was so kind of you x

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 5

Oh I'm feeling very nervous as it's my turn to Host this weeks challenge at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. I have designed a sketch & a theme, you can only use Brown, Pink and White on your card. On your image for example face etc you can use others colours. I hope you like my sketch and will be joining us at SCSC for challenge 5 hugs Jill xx