Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy 18th Erin

I can't believe it. Our beautiful daughter Erin will be turning 18 next week. Eeeek.. Here is the card I made for her. The pixie is a digi image from Charmed Cards and Crafts. I coloured her with my copic markers and printed her onto GinaK pure luxury cardstock. This paper is perfect for copic colouring. There is absolutely no bleed through at all.

We will be celebrating Erin's Birthday on Saturday as our pre-pack and up-lift for our move to Canberra starts on Monday.

I'm sorry I've been such a bad blogger lately, but as you can image things are crazy here. Some would say that it's always crazy here, lol. Having said that, I am going to be (mia) missing is action for the next couple of weeks. I am going to miss my daily visits to all you lovely ladies, but I promise, I will be back as soon as humanly possible. lol..

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind words and support throughout 2009 and I look forward to our continuing friendships in 2010. Have a very Happy and Safe New Year.

Big hugs to you all. xo Jackie

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Doodlediva's blog candy

Head on over to the Doodlediva's blog for a chance to win this amazing blog candy. Karen Johnson is the designer of these gorgeous stamps which are also available digitally from her blog Karen's Doodles. I purchased my first image from her today and believe me it is absolutely adorable. You must check her out.

Take care xo Jackie

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Friendship Card

This image from Mo's Digital Pencil is part of a set of three gorgeous images. I made this one for my daughter Lauren to give to her best friend Mikaela. They are such kindred spirits. They finish each others sentences and are constantly giggling with each other. Miki has just become like another daughter to us. We are moving to Canberra in just a little over three weeks time and I am not looking forward to saying our goodbyes to her or to her whole family for that matter. Enough of this sad stuff, I'm tearing up already...

The image is called psst..Dani and Taylor. How cute is that?? I've renamed it to psst..Loz and Miki... I coloured them with my copic markers. The ticket is a digi image from Bec's digi store and the flowers, ribbon etc are from my own stash.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and thank you so very much for leaving such lovely comments. I appreciate each and every one of them.

Take care xo Jackie

Friday, December 11, 2009

Just a card

This is a card I made just for the fun of it. The sweet little image is called Sophie and she is from Mo's Digital Pencil. I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her. I coloured her with my copic markers and made the flower with the daisy heads spellbinders die. The flower is made from the same DP as I have used in the background. I just inked the edges with really rust ink. I hope you like her.

Thank you for all your precious comments, they really mean the world to me.

Take care xo Jackie

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bronson and Beaker

How darn cute is Bronson?? He is one of my newly acquired digis from Pollycraft. I just adore that he always has his little friend Beaker with him in all his images. If you click on the pic, you will see that I have used diamond dust for the snow, flowers soft for his pom pom and clear glaze on the ornaments. The tag is from Bec as is the DP. I hope you like him. I'm thinking of entering him into the Pollycraft Challenge. What do you think?

I would like to thank you all for you kind words and best wishes for my Grandparents 59th Wedding Anniversary yesterday. I rang them last night and read each and every comment to them. It blew them away. So a big hug to all of you. You really are an amazing, caring and thoughtful bunch of talented ladies.

Take care xo Jackie

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Anniversary Card

My amazing Grandparents are celebrating their 59th Wedding Anniversary today and this is the card I made for them. The image is from Mo's digital pencil. They have the most wonderful images, something for every occassion.

I coloured them with my copic markers. The gorgeous flowers are from Bizzy Becs as is the music sheet stamp. The lace is from my own stash. Not sure if you can see it, but I sprayed glimmer mist on the flowers and then added glitter to the edges of the little brown ones.

I'm off to spend the afternoon with them. It is going to be so incredibly hard leaving them in 4 weeks time. They are the most amazing Grandparents and I adore them so much. God, I had better stop this, I'm starting to tear up.

I hope this finds you all well. Take care xo Jackie

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Handmade flowers

Here is a card I recently finished. I just adore the little Madelynn image from The Greeting Farm. The gorgeous music sheet is from a stamp I purchased from Bec, called piano forte. The flowers I actually made myself, yes that's right, I made I found the tutorial for these little babies on Michele's blog (here). I have been following her for quite some time and she nearly always adds her own gorgeous handmade flowers to her creations. Well... she is such a wonderful lady, that she decided to share with us all on how she actually made them. Her tutorial (here) is super easy to follow. I changed it a little and actually scrunched my flowers before attaching them together with my brad. I have been practising and they are looking much nicer than the one's in these photos.

Here is a close up of the larger flower.

On a different note, Bec has a fantastic new Blog Candy over at Creatalicious Challenges. She has some gorgeous items up for grabs. Head on over for your chance to win this great stash.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my humble little blog. I love hearing from you all.

Take care xo Jackie

Saturday, December 5, 2009

All That Scraps Digis

Here are two cards I've just finished. I purchased both of these adorable digi stamps from All That Scraps. The first is yet another Christmas card. Oh, I love this time of year. I coloured her with my Copic markers and the paper is what little I have left from a pack I bought from Bec. I cut her out with my Bigshot and spellbinder dies. I added polar white flower soft to her hat, diamonds to her wings and diamond dust below her feet. I purchased the amazing diamond dust from Bec.

This next one, I made for a lovely lady who has just found out she is pregnant with her first child. I kept this card really simply with not too many embellishments as I really wanted the paper to show through.

Thank you for all your kind comments. It really does make my day.

Take care xo Jackie

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holly Star Shine

This little lady is called HollyStarShine. Isn't she adorable. She is one of The Greeting Farm's new digi images. As soon as I saw her I was totally in love. I absolutely adore all of the images that The Greeting Farm have. I coloured her with my Copic markers and added dazzling diamonds to her wings for a little sparkle. The gorgeous tag is from Bizzy Bec. She has two "free" tags on her blog. Go check her out. Her blog is amazing AND, she has just opened up her brand new online digi store. It truly is fabulous, find it here.

I'm hoping to be back soon with a couple more cards I've been working on. I have the dreaded flu at the moment and not feeling too creative at all.

Thank you for all your lovely comments and birthday wishes, I cherish them all.

Take care xo Jackie