Wednesday 31 December 2008

Sweet as Sugar

Ooh I'm loving the new Sugar Nellie stamps, it's been lovely to make cards just for the fun of it, I was so sick of making Christmas cards. Image is Sugar Nellie by designer Elizabeth Bell, coloured with distress inks, papers are Basic Grey Sugared, flowers are prima, all other embellishments are from my stash. I am entering this card for Cute card Thursday as it's an open theme this week, the layout is from roses on paper blog. thanks for looking and taking the time to leave a comment, it means so much to me, I've made so many wonderful friends since I started blogging and I am so thankful. Hope you all have a wonderful new year hugs Jill xx

Monday 29 December 2008

I had to show you all this

I received this on an email Christmas day from my mam's partner Jim, it was taken in May 2008. from front to back, Millie my daughter, middle is my nephew Jack and back is my son Nathan. I've only been asking for this picture since it was taken lol, but good things come to those who wait and it was worth the wait. I love it Jill xx

Hello I'm back in the land of blog

This is my entry for Sketch Saturday and you can choose any of the sketches, what a choice I've went for sketch 11. Papers are K&Co image Sugar Nellie by Designer Leanne Ellis. Flower prima.

This is my entry for Forever Friends and Papertake Weekly, a fabby sketch by my friend Dawny. I loved it Dawny. papers are Papermania, ribbon Poppicraft, image Forever friends. Well I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas we did. The kids got far too much and so did I lol. I'll be back soon with some pictures of the kids hugs Jill xx

Sunday 21 December 2008

My entry for Sketch Saturday

Well finally a card I'm happy with and that doesn't happen often. I've really struggled the last few weeks with my confidence. I love these new stamps by sugar Nellie, designer Leanne Ellis this stamp is called "choose". Papers are Fancy Pants which I purchased from Poppicrafts, ribbon is also poppicrafts, hearts from stash. Image coloured with pro-markers and glossy accents added on flowers and hearts. I have used my new sewing machine to stitch around the edge of the card. Thanks for looking and all your comments it really means alot to me hugs Jill xx

Saturday 20 December 2008

Very Different kind of card for Friday Sketchers

Well I can't make up my mind if I like this card or not, but I have spent all day making it on/off. Can't put my finger on it why I don't like it, maybe it's the colours let me know what you think. I've even tried abit of sewing, though it's not straight in some places lol. I love the papers they are Fancy Pants, flowers, ribbons & buttons all from Poppicrafts. Image is Sugar Nellie, True Love by designer Leanne Ellis, I love these stamps. The sketch is Friday Sketchers . Thanks for looking and all your comments hugs Jill xx

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 11

Well it's my turn to host this weeks challenge at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, I have chosen Paper Piecing. I have paper pieced the pillow and blanket on my image using K&Co papers, the other papers on my card are DCWV Girls nursery. I have used my nesties to cut the circles and ribbon and heart are from my stash. I hope you will all join us and because of Christmas this challenge will last for 2 weeks, so our next challenge will be the 3rd January 2009. Hugs Jill x

Thursday 18 December 2008

How Lucky am I?

I received this fab award from the lovely Natalie Jilli & Lynsey aww thanks for thinking of me mwwh

The rules are to give it to five others, who shall give it to five others. You shall link the one you got it from, and also the ones you give it to and let them know.

You also have to write down five things you are addicted to .

Card Making,

Rubber Stamps



My Children

I would like to pass this award onto:

Linda, Sue, Kim, Debbie & Donna.

Sunday 14 December 2008

2 cards 4 challenges

This is my entry for Friday Sketchers another fantastic sketch and I'm using it for more Christmas cards, as most of you know I'm way behind with my Christmas cards, I now have 14 left to make and it's driving me mad. Papers are papermaina, flowers are poppicraft & Prima, gems Papermania. I'm also entrying this card the Cute Card Thursday I have used my new Martha Stewart Punch for the edges I got my punch from Tracey at Dies to Die for. Fantastic service and so helpful, thanks Tracey x. I love the MSBP and have 3 now. thanks for looking and all you lovely comments, I'm just about caught up with leaving you all comments hugs Jill xxx

This is my entry for Sketch Saturday a fantastic sketch and I made another 3 Christmas cards using this sketch so thanks, I'm also entering this card for Whiff of Joy challenge. Papers are Dovecraft, image Whiff of Joy, flowers papermania and brads are dovecraft.

Saturday 13 December 2008

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #11

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't been around much I've worked extra hours at work this week and I've had the dreaded sickness bug, so haven't made any cards or left comments for you all, but I'm feeling much better and can't wait to pop over to every one's blog to see what you've all been creating. This is my DT card for Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and we've another fab sketch by my very talented friend Donna, I will be using this sketch again Donna thanks. Please pop over to the SCSC blog to look at the fantastic cards made by my DT buddies. Papers are Dovecraft, Image magnolia, coloured with distress inks which you can purchase from The Secret Crafter, ribbon and glass beads from stash, thanks for looking hugs Jill x

Monday 8 December 2008

A couple of Challenge cards

This is my entry for Sketch Saturday, I loved this sketch. Papers are DCWV and image Sarah Kay,coloured with distress inks, ribbons from stash, flowers from poppicraft.

This is my entry for Friday Sketchers, sorry another Christmas card, but I got orders at the last minute and I used the sketch to create my card, papers are DCWV, Ribbon from stash, image magnolia from my lovely friend Linda. Coloured using distress inks. Thanks for looking and taking the time to leave me a comment it means alot to me hugs Jill x

Saturday 6 December 2008

Another Christmas card and an award

this is my entry for Whiff of Joy challenge, another great sketch, I love working with sketch's. I have used my favourite WOF stamp and coloured it with distress inks, papers are papermaina, flowers are prima and poppicraft, charm from Ebay, ribbon from Poppicraft, gems papermaina thanks for looking and I think I've now caught up with leaving you all comments phew hugs Jill x

I received this award from Gisela aww thanks for thinking of me I really appreciate it hugs Jill xx

My DT card for Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 10

Wow week 10 already at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and it's the lovely Kim's turn to host this weeks challenge and Kim has chosen Embossing dry or heat. looking forward to seeing what you all come up with for this. Papers are K&Co, image Sarah Kay, I have coloured my image using distress inks, you can purchase both the Sarah Kay stamps and the Distress inks from The Secret Crafter. I have used nesties for the circles and the embossing has been done with a cuttlebug embossing folder, flowers from Poppicraft and sentiment Craftwork cards. Thanks for looking hugs Jill xx

Thursday 4 December 2008

2 challenge cards and sorry

This is my entry for the Penny Black Saturday challenge, image was RAK from my lovely friend Vicki, ribbon from stash.

This is my entry for Friday Sketchers, just in time I hope, image was RAK from my wonderful friend Linda and ribbon was RAK from my other wonderful friend Dawny thanks ladies. Think the paper is dovecraft?

Thanks for looking and all your comments it means so much to me that you take the time to leave them for me, I'm sorry I am really behind with leaving comments for you all, but I'm hoping to get caught up soon, I might not have time to leave a comment on every card you've made but I will leave you all some comments. Hugs Jill xx