Saturday, July 25, 2009

Laurens creations

Here are a couple of cards my beautiful daughter Lauren created earlier on this week. The first one was made for her Dad for his birthday. She coloured them both with Stampin' Up! markers and used a paper pack from Becs for the second one. She loves any type of craft, card making, scrapbooking and jewellry making, you name it and she loves it. She was extremely excited when I told her that I would put a couple on my blog.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, till next time, take care xo Jackie

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Another Tilda

Out of all the little character stamps I have, I have to say that the Tilda's are still my favourite. They are all so adorable. I purchase nearly all of my Magnolia stamps from Bec. As I have said before she has the most wonderful online store.

I coloured her with my Copic Markers and used Stampin' Up! card stock in chocolate chip and kiwi kiss, Bella Rose DSP and Earth Element brads.

My daughter Lauren has been busy over the school holidays creating cards herself and I told her that I will post some of them. So I will take some pics and post them soon. She is quite excited at the idea.

Till next time. Take care xo Jackie

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Miss Anya and Husband Cards

I made this card on Sunday afternoon using my new Greeting Farm stamps. This adorable little girl is from the Miss Anya Collection. I coloured her using Copic Markers and I matched it up with my own stash of Basic Grey Papers. These papers are from the Phoebe Collection. I was planning on posting this card yesterday, but my migraine had other ideas. I'm feeling a little better today. Thank goodness. It's hard being unwell when the kids are home on school holidays and your husband is overseas. Luckily though, my children are old enough to feed and water themselves...

This is the card I made for my darling husbands Birthday. Unfortunately he will still be overseas for it, so the kids and I are making him a special Birthday package and sending it over to him.

I cased this design from Splitcoaststampers but changed it a bit. I find it so hard to design cards for men. My friend Kylie has had a huge month of making male cards and has done extremely well. For this card, I used:

Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point and Very Vanilla Card stock. Basic Grey, Chocolate Chip and Summer Sun ink, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon. Pocket Silhouettes, Wonderful Favourites and Best Yet (hostess level 1) stamp sets.

Till next time, Take care xo Jackie

Monday, July 20, 2009

Blog Award

Imagine my suprise, when I logged onto the computer this morning and found out that I had received an award for my blog. YAY!! The kids called out "what's wrong Mum", lol. After a brief explanation and lots of "that's great Mum", they went back to whatever they were up to.

The VERY talented and lovely Cheryl Joshua gave this award to me. If you haven't checked out her blog, you must. She has the most amazing cards and her colouring is fabulous. Thanks again Cheryl.

On a completely different note. I have been very busy lately making samples for my Spring Mini Launch. I think I've finally finished, so I'm hoping to get some time this afternoon and make something up using my new Greeting Farms stamps. They are soooo cute.

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend. Take care xo Jackie

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I have been practicing colouring with my new Copic Markers. It does take a little getting used to, but I think I'm getting there. I sat up last night and finished this card. What do you think?

I used SU Tea Party DSP, the new Scallop Oval punch and the Oval All stamp set from the new Spring Mini, which will be released here on the 1st August.

Speaking of which, I'm so looking forward to catching up with my lovely ladies on that day. I have organised a Spring Mini Catalogue launch in my home and I have 12 of them coming for an afternoon of fun. Can't wait.

Thank you to the lovely ladies who leave comments on my blog, I appreciate each and everyone of them.

Till next time, take care xo Jackie

Monday, July 6, 2009


Here are some more magnolias I have been working on lately.

This one was coloured with my new copic markers. Ooohhh, they are so scrummy to use. I just love Tildas face. Even though she doesn't have many features on her face, she is still very expressive.

This one was coloured using my Stampin' Up! markers.

Well I'm on the countdown now until my handsome husband is home with us all again. At the moment we are looking at having him home in about 8 weeks time. He left in March, it feels like a lifetime ago at times. We will have lots of reasons to celebrate, first and foremost, Geoff coming home. then we will celebrate his 50th Birthday (which he will be overseas for), and we will also be celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary. So it's going to be one big party in the Thomas household...Can't wait.

Take care, till next time xo Jackie