Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Friendly Challenge

My dear friend Kylie, emailed me last weekend and suggested that we take a personal challenge with each other to create something. So after some tooing and froing, we decided on a "Clean out the cupboard Challenge". We had to decorate our wooden bags, which by the way, we purchased well over a year ago. We needed to use ribbon, bling and flowers. No bright colours were allowed. Well, this is what I came up with.

I painted the bag, then applied the DP. I Then put on 2 layers of lace and then had fun (not) sticking the row of pearl beads on. This is on the backside also. I have still to finish the inside. This project when finished, will be a Mothers Day gift for my mum. I think I'll print off some photo's of her and me and make a small scrapbook to place inside.

Head on over to Kylies blog and check out her amazing creation. She is one incredibly talented lady.

Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave me. I appreciate each and everyone of them.

Take care xo Jackie

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Blog Awards

I have been meaning to post these awards for the last couple of weeks. Thank you to the very special ladies who thought of me.

The first one I received from the lovely Kylie, lovely Janiel and lovely Heather.

With this award, I need to list a few things about myself. Here goes.

1. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 20 years.

2 I have 3 children, Erin 18, Lauren 13 and Matthew 10 and they are my life.

3. I collect witches. My house it literally full of them.

4. I believe in crystal healing.

5. I have 3 younger sisters.

6. I make friendships for life.

7. Chocolate and coffee are my weekness, especially when served together. mmm.

8. I'm only 5ft 2" and my husband is 6ft 2".

9. I enjoy all forms of crafting.

10. I adore scented candles. I have them everywhere.

It's really quite hard to list things about yourself.

Thank you ladies, you certainly are sweet friends. I would like to forward this award onto all my sweet friends who take the time to visit and leave lovely comments.

This next award is from the beautiful Barbara.

I would like to pass this award onto these incredibly talented ladies.









This next award, I received this morning from the lovely Merry.

I would like to pass this award onto the following ladies.













I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

Take care xo Jackie

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sketchy Colors Challenge

Just a quick post today to show you my card I'm entering into the Sketchy Colours Challenge. Their theme for this week is PINK/LIGHT GREEN/DARK GREEN. This is hubby's belated Valentine's Card. I wouldn't normaly put flowers on a card for a man, but I think it's ok. He went out into our back garden on Sunday and picked me a lovely bunch of roses, so these are mine to him. lol.

The image is from Karen's Doodles and I coloured it with my copic markers. All the flowers are from Bec's online store. She's the best around. Believe me..

I'm not feeling too crash hot at the moment, so I'm heading off for a bit of a Nanna nap! Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and for leaving your lovely comments.

Take care xo Jackie

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Flutter By Wednesday Challenge

I thought I'd enter this card into the Flutter By Wednesday Challenge. I used my beautiful new Sweet Pea Stamp. I found the tutorial for this card style at StampARTic here.
Excuse my finger in the first image. I hadn't located my velcro dots at that stage and I needed the front of the card to stay closed. I coloured her with my copic markers. The gorgeous paper is from my local craft shop, I just had to have it as soon as I saw it. My fav colours.

Please don't look too closely at the rub on greeting. It was transfering really well to start off with and then it shifted..eekkk. I had to go in with a black pen to fill in the missing bits. Doesn't that just rot ya socks.. Anyhoo, I hope it's not too noticeable. I made the little flowers with a couple of my punches. (Oh my goodness..I have only just realised, there is a piece of sticky strip backing on the bottom of this piece. did I not see that?) lol.. Please disregard that little piece of red, it's definately NOT a part of the card. grrrr.

Let me know what you think.

Take care xo Jackie

Thursday, February 11, 2010

More Skelekinz Images

Just a quick post to show you a couple more of the amazing digi's in the skelekinz range from Bugaboo. As I've said previously, I'm mad for these darling little images. I was lucky enough to get second place in Catch the Bug challenge and I received 4 free images from Bugaboo. So now I'm the lucky owner of all of this set.

I hope you like them.

Yesterday I received a stunning gift in the mail from my dearest friend Kylie. Go here to have a look at it. It truly is beautiful. Thank you my lovely friend.

Thank you for all your kind comments. I appreciate each and everyone of them.

Take care xo Jackie

Friday, February 5, 2010

Catch the bug challenge

This weeks challenge over at Catch the Bug , is to create a card for Valentines Day, but the catch is that you can't use traditional colours, ie red and pink. So here is my attempt. I'm head over heals for these images at the moment. They are called Skelekinz and are available from the gorgeous Jodie over at Bugaboo Stamps.

I have coloured her with my copic markers. All cardstock is from Stampin' Up! and the cobwebby ribbon (if that's a word) is from a local craft store. I hope you like it.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend. xo Jackie

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Card for Evan

While visiting one of my favourite blog friends, the lovely Barbara Diane (here) today, she had a very special post about a little boy named Evan. This little sweetie has Autism and has been placed in mainstream schooling and has been having a hard time trying to fit in with his class mates. His class is holding a contest to see who can collect the most cards from different states and countries. Apparently, he has been getting bombarded with cards each day and the other children are so excited to see what mail he receives each day at school. What a wonderful way for them to bond. This story touches my heart as my little man has Aspergers (high functioning autism) and has just started a new school. So far so good. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. If you would like to join in on this wonderful idea, head on over to Barbara Dianes blog (here). Or just send it onto this address:

Evan Rupp c/o Mrs. Parvizi First Grade, Frederick Douglas Elementary School, 100 Cedarmeade Ave, Winchester, VA 22601. Mention on the cards that you are a friend of his Grandma Froggy.

Will be back tomorrow with a couple of card's I've been working on. I'm loving Bugaboo images at the moment especially the Skelekin images.

Take care xo Jackie

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Roses on Paper and Spoon Full of Sugar Challenges

I though of entering this into the Rose on Paper Challenge here , and A Spoon Full of Sugar freestyle Challenge here .

I have been wanting to make one of these adorable little boxes for quite sometime, but needed to find these cute little Tim Holtz hitch fastners for the drawers. Well I did it and am totally in love with it. I think SCS have a tutorial on it, but I found mine on Kirsten's blog here. The gorgous little Tilda is one of Kylies' new babies. She was so kind as to let me ink her up first. ;)

All of the beautiful flowers are from Bec as is the digi greeting and the paper and ribbon is from my stash.

Wish me luck for both challenges.. I hope you like it. Thank you to all the lovely ladies who take the time to leave their encouraging comment. It really makes my day.

Take care xo Jackie