Thursday, 27 December 2012

CAS Challenge #5 - Sketch

This I believe is my last challenge of the year - my last DT piece anyway! It's a sketch challenge for CAS - Colours & Sketches - take a look


Here is my card



This is one of my favourite sets plus I love red polka dots!

Materials
Stamps: Up, Up & Away
Ink: Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Gumball Green, Early Espresso
Card Stock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point
(e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com to order any of the current Stampin' Up range - more details in the top tab)

Thanks to all my followers for being there and leaving me loads of lovely comments - Happy New Year to you and all my readers - see you next year! - Jacqueline xx

Thursday, 20 December 2012

CAS Challenge #4 - colours

Here are the colours for this week's challenge over on the CAS - Colours & Sketches challenge blog


Remember that this is a cards only challenge blog and you must use some stamping - here's my card



A lovely combination don't you think? I embossed the lines on the card with an embossing tool and attached my circles with 3D foam pads adding some flat backed pearls as a finishing touch to my flowers.

Materials
Stamps: Just Believe, My Friend
Ink: So Saffron
Card Stock: Whisper White. Pool Party, Night of Navy
Accessories: Dimensionals, Basic Pearls
(I would love to order any of the above Stampin' Up products for you - just e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com for more details)

The lovely ladies on my DT have made some stunning cards - please do pop over and say 'Hi' to them and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Monday, 17 December 2012

Caz's Christmas Bingo!

It's Bingo time at Make My Monday - take a look at the card and choose a line: up, down, side to side or horizontal - it's up to you


I have gone for the line with Patterned Paper, Punches or Dies and Distressing - take a look


I have two cute little Christmas owls just about to kiss under the mistletoe - here's what I used

Materials
Stamps: Sassy Salutations, Christmas Blessings
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Paper: Christmas Candlelight Speciality DSP
Accessories: 2 Step Owl Punch, Dimensionals, Sponges, Lucky Limeade organza ribbon, Basic Pearls
(All items are from Stampin' Up - please see my details at the top of the page for ordering purposes)

This is the last MMM challenge of the year so please pop over and wish the rest of the DT a Happy Christmas. Bye for now - Jacqueline xx


Saturday, 15 December 2012

Last Challenge of the year at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown

When I started this blog at the end of last year I did it so I would not be stressed or rushed making Christmas cards now. I succeeded and I hope you did too. This is our last challenge this year but don't worry we will be back in January with more challenges and ideas for getting you organised for Christmas 2013.
I couldn't have done it with out my team though: Mynnette who joined me at the beginning and Ruth, Louise, Danielle and Patty who joined us half way through the year - thanks ladies I'm looking forward to working with you next year.
For this week's challenge we are going Crackers - take a look


Interpret this as you wish - images of crackers, hats, toys confetti etc - you can even do a joke card it's up to you.
I'm afraid I didn't do anything adventurous - my card just looks like a cracker - take a look


This is actually a Diamond Fold card embellished for Christmas - here's another view


Materials
Stamps: Christmas Blessings
Ink: Midnight Muse
Card Stock: Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Naturals White
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch
Other: Square Dies
(All the Stampin' Up supplies listed above and more can be ordered through me - just check out the details above in the top tab)

Good luck with the challenge find us HERE - bye for now - Jacqueline xx

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Just a little note

Just to say that this will be the last time I will post on my blog this side of Christmas. I do have loads of scheduled challenge posts which I hope you will be back to see and I would also like to remind you of my Stampers Six Club starting in January. (Details are at the top of the page).
The reason for this is that my poor old Granddad died this week - you may remember I spent a great deal of time this year caring for him after an operation. The funeral is Christmas eve so you can imagine that there is a lot to do. If I don't get round to commenting on your blogs as regularly as I should please forgive me - I promise I will be back to normal after Christmas.
That just leaves one more thing to say - Merry Christmas to you all - have a great one and see you soon - Jacqueline xx

CAS Challenge #3 - Sketch

Morning all - it's challenge time again at CAS - Colours & Sketches and this week we have a Sketch for you take a look


Here is my card


I love this stamp it's from the Flowering Flourishes set and it looks so good here inked with Crumb Cake and Primrose Petals.

Materials
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes
Ink: Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals
Card Stock: Whisper White, Primrose Petals
Paper: Festival Prints DSP
(All the above and more can be ordered from Stampin' Up through me and delivered direct to your door - check out the details in the top tab and e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com)

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today, I really hope you enjoy seeing my CAS cards as much as I enjoy making them - don't forget to check out the blog and the rest of the DT cards - see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Addicted to Stamps & More - Bingo!

Over on the Addicted to Stamps & More challenge blog myself and the rest of the DT have been indulging in a spot of Bingo - take a look at the card we have been using


For my card I chose the line: Green, Emboss (I did both dry and heat embossing) and DSP 


I made a huge rosette onto which I added a die cut bauble. - I love the gold embossing on the green and I decided to leave it clean and simple and leave off a sentiment. The white panel behind my rosette has been embossed using a dotty EF and matted onto green card stock.

Materials
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes
Ink: Versamark
Card Stock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Wild Wasabi DSP
Accessories: Holiday Ornament Framelit Dies, Gold EP
Other: Dotty EF
(All Stampin' Up items listed above can be ordered through me and delivered direct to your door - see details above)

ATS&M is taking a break now 'till after Christmas please do pop over and wish my fellow DT team mates a Happy Christmas - see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Monday, 10 December 2012

White on White

It's challenge time again at Make My Monday and DT member Caz would like to see White on White Christmas Cards. You may use another colour for accenting if you wish - here's what I came up with


I love these kind of cards - they are awful to photograph though! I've tried to add lots of texture to this card by adding some embossing and piercing to my card stock. I also heat embossed my bauble using clear EP - you can just about see it! Here's a close up


To finish off I added some white leaves and pearls.

Materials
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes
Ink: Versamark
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Holiday Ornament Framelit Dies, Clear EP, Paper Piercing Pack, 2 Step Bird Punch, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals
Other: Dotty EF
(See the top tab for details on how to order any of the above Stampin' Products and more)

Please do pop over to the blog to see all the other wonderful white cards made by the DT and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Black, White and Metalic

That's the challenge this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - take a look


Here is my card


I stamped my flourish on to my card stock before I ran it through my embossing machine in my dotty folder and then I attached my silver bauble. A few flat backed gems were added too along with the sentiment from Christmas Blessings.
There's only one more challenge after this at 52CCT and then we will be back in January - please do pop over to take a look at the other beautiful entries from the DT and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Materials
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes, Christmas Blessings, Ornament Keepsakes
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Silver EP, Holiday Ornament Framelit Dies, Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones
Other: Dotty EF
(Please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com to order any of the Stampin' Up products listed above)

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Christmas Tutorial

Back at the end of November I did a workshop and we made Stepper cards - here's a pic of one of the cards we made


This is using my ornament Keepsake bundle - don't for get if you want these sets they are only available 'til the end of January. Check out the Holiday Mini catalogue in my side bar.

If you would like to see the other cards we made please pop over and take a look at the Craft Club Blog where there are pictures and to help with the tutorial I have made some pdf instructions for you to download.

Materials
Stamps: Ornament keepsake, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green. Summer Starfruit
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Holiday Ornament Framelits dies
(See the top tab for details on how to order your Stampin' Up goodies)

Thanks for looking - Jacqueline xx

Colour Challenge

It's colour challenge time at CAS - Colours & Sketches - take a look


Here is my card


This is made using my Ornament Keepsake bundle and the flourish from Everything Eleanor - I also added a few flowers punch from the Boho Blossoms punch and some gems coloured with a green marker.
Don't for get that this challenge is cards only but you don't have to use Stampin' Up colours - just the closest you have.
There are more lovely cards from the DT - please do pop over and take a look.
Bye for now - Jacqueline xx

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Make your Mark

Guess who went to bed last night and forgot to schedule their post for Addicted to Stamps & More? Sorry Kylie!
Anyway the challenge this week is 'Make Your Mark' - create a card or project, any subject but use marker pens.
Here is my card

The marker pens I have used are Stampin' Write markers and not only did I use them to ink up my stamps but I did a little colouring as well. Markers are great for this kind of set - I was able to ink up the holly leaves in green and add the red for the berries before stamping - very difficult with ink pads.
Please don't forget to pop over and see all the lovely cards make by the rest of the DT this week and hopefully I will be stopping by to take a look at your work soon - bye for now - Jacqueline xx

Materials
Stamps: Christmas Blessings
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Lucky Limeade - markers
Card Stock: Whisper White
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Monday, 3 December 2012

MMM - Favourite Flower

It's Make My Monday time once more and this month we have our lovely Caz hostessing the weekly challenges.
This week she would like us to make projects portraying our FAVOURITE FLOWERS. Caz's favourite I believe are Poppies and she has made some really beautiful cards in the past using poppy images. Me on the other hand - well I can't decide. I do genuinely love all flowers and tend to 'swither' according to occasions or seasons. For example in Spring I go all out for Daffodils and in late Summer I adore the orange Marigolds with their furry brown centres. For my birthday - June, my Peonies are always in flower in the garden.
Of course I have my favourite for Christmas too and that would be the Poinsettia - like the one I have made for my card today, please take a look


So using a piece of Crumb Cake card stock I stamped a border of Holly and Ivy and I also stamped the sentiment directly on to the card. My main Poinsettia flower was stamped using one of the leaves from my French Foliage set and some Cherry Cobbler and Lucky Limeade ink. each petal and leaf was stamped separately and cut out and then arranged to make the flower.

Materials
Stamps: French Foliage, Christmas Blessings. Made for You
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Poppy Parade (marker - retired), Gumball Green, Lucky Limeade (marker)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Other: Yellow Gems.
(Don't forget to take a look in the top tab if you would like to order any of the above current items. There is loads more to see in the catalogue too - there's a link in the side bar).

Please do pop over to the blog to discover what the DT's favourite flowers are and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Stampers Six Club

Join my Stampers Six Club and spread the cost of your stamping addiction over six months - plus you get FREE stuff too. Interested? - then read on

Email me on deezinesart@gmail.com to let me know you would like to join.
Be prepared to commit to spending £25.00 each month for six months. (There will also be an additional charge for p&p).
Make you monthly orders between the 1st and 9th of every month.

You will then belong to a group of six other like minded crafters who will each receive a complimentary copy of the current catalogue and any other published during the six month period.
Also during the six months you will each take a turn at being a Hostess - this means that when it is your Hostess month in addition to your £25.00 order you will also be able to order a further £25.00 worth of products for FREE!
(please note that your Hostess items will not be dispatched until the sixth and final month)

My first Stampers Six Club will start on January 1st so please hurry and email me to book your place.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Last Sketch of the Year

Morning all - here's this week's sketch for the challenge at 52 {C}CT


And here is my card


Very CAS this week and I have rotated the sketch, I've also used my Christmas Blessings set - here's the full list of what I have used

Materials
Stamps: Christmas Blessings
Inks: Cherry Cobbler (marker), Gumball Green (marker), Summer Starfruit (marker)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
(Don't forget you can order all these items and more through me - please see the details at the top of the page)

This post is rather late for the challenge but please do pop over and check out all the other gorgeous DT cards.
I'm feeling very sad today as I have had to miss this year's village Christmas Fair. I do it every year but this year I am just too tired. This week has been full of doctor visits, blood tests and more treatment for my poor husband and the worry of that combined with the news that my granddad is still very unwell has caused a few sleepless nights. I just haven't the energy to do a Christmas stall so I have decided to give it a miss this year.
Good luck to all those involved - I know that my Craft Club Ladies are all taking part so I hope it all goes really well.
Have a great weekend everyone, see you soon  - Jacqueline xx

Thursday, 29 November 2012

New Challenge Blog

Today is a very special day as today is the first challenge of my new CAS challenge blog CAS - Colours & Sketches and we are kicking off with a double - an Colour and a Sketch, take a look


Here is the card I have made for this challenge - hope you like it


My four square panels have been embossed with a dotty embossing folder and my middle panel has been stamped with a sentiment using the Chocolate Chip ink. My leaves - from French Foliage have been coloured with Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler, cut out and attached using dimensionals
I really hope you will join me in this new venture and I'm looking forward to visiting you all and seeing your CAS creations. Please do go and take a look at my fellow team mates' creations - they really are lovely, plus we have a very special Guest designer this week. Here's our blog badge - it would be great if you could add it to your blog to spread the word


I would also like to say 'Hi' to Yvonne - my 100th follower, welcome I do hope you like what you see!

Materials
Stamps: French Foliage, Precious Butterflies (Retired sentiment)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Dotty EF, Dimensionals
(My contact details are at the top of the page if you would like to order any of the above)

Thanks for looking - Jacqueline xx

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Midweek Motivation

It's my turn to do the Midweek Motivation over on the Make My Monday blog - here is the car I made for your inspiration


For details on how I made this please visit the blog in the mean time here's what I used

Materials
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Made for You
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso (marker)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Very Vanilla Gross Grain Ribbon, Dimensionals
Other: Button Twine
(order your Stampin' Up products through me and have them delivered direct to your door - click the link at the top of the page)

Thanks for looking - Jacqueline xx

ATS&M Sketch Challenge

Take a look at the fabulous sketch Kylie has designed for us this week at Addicted to Stamps & More


And here is my card


Today I have teamed up Just Believe with Summer Silhouettes and some of the paper from the Twitterpatted
series of DSP. I also added some of the basic rhinestones - you can't see on here but they are extremely sparkly.

Materials
Stamps: Just Believe, Summer Silhouettes, Precious Butterflies (retired)
Inks: Gumball Green, Primrose Petals
Card Stock: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Paper: Twittwepatted DSP
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones
(I am happy to order any of the products listed above (excluding retired items) or anything from the current catalogue, just get in touch by clicking the links above - don't forget the special offers too).

Can't wait to see what you all do with this sketch - if you need more inspiration pop over to the blog and check out all the DT cards - you won't be disappointed.
See you soon - Jacqueline xx

Monday, 26 November 2012

Ribbons & Buttons

It's our last AUTUMN SUPPLIES themed challenge at Make My Monday and to finish with we want to see your RIBBONS & BUTTONS - here's my card


This has to be one of my very favourite sets from Stampin' Up - it's called Summer Silhouettes but I've given it an Autumnal twist by stamping it in earthy colours with a splash of zingy yellow.

Materials
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso (marker), Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Buttons (retired) Basic Rhinestones
Other: Seam Binding Ribbon
(get all your Stampin' Up stuff by placing an order through me - details at the top of the page)

Don't for get to check out the other DT cards over on the blog and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Christmas Pearls

It's Saturday so that must mean time for another challenge over on the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. This week we want you to add PEARLS to your projects


Here is my card


Today I have turned my Summer Silhouettes into Winter Silhouettes!! My pearls have been added as berries on my leaves.

Materials
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Christmas Blessings
Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock: Naturals White
Accessories: Basic Pearls
(order any of these items and more - my details are above)

Please do hop on over and check out all the other wonderful cards created by the DT and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Friday, 23 November 2012

A Clean & Simple Holiday Card

Another challenge card today for these two challenge blogs


'A Clean & Simple Holiday Card'

Here is my card




I substituted a couple of colours that I didn't have: Island Indigo for the Bermuda Bay and Pool Party for Soft Sky. It was also said that the grey could be changed to silver so I did that too!
All products used are Stampin' Up - see the list below for all the lovely products I used to make this card.

Don't forget that there is a Special Offer this month - if you buy the Ornament Keepsake stamps (includes the bauble above) or the Bundle of stamps and matching dies plus the Candlelight Christmas Speciality DSP you will receive a Paper-piercing pack - FREE! - Offer ends at the end of the month. See the links in the side bar for more details.

Materials
Stamps: Ornament Keepsake, Flowering Flourishes, Christmas Blessings
Inks: Lucky Limeade (marker), Pool Party (marker), Island Indigo, Versamark
Card Stock: Whisper White, Island Indigo
Accessories: Holiday Ornaments Framelit Dies, Silver EP, Dimensionals
(all these products and more can be ordered through me and delivered direct to your door - see the link at the top of the page).

Thanks for stopping by today - have a great weekend - Jacqueline xx

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving............

......................... to all my wonderful American friends and lovely followers. Have a great day - Jacqueline xx

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

A Quick Post

I have for sale a large, second hand Photocentric Imagebox light box and a few accessories to go with it including some of the light sensitive gel for making clear acrylic stamps - it's a large light box for making sheets of stamps up to A4 in size. If you are interested please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com for more details.

I also have a smaller set of stampmaking equipment like the kit shown here again if you are interested in buying this from me (second hand) please e-mail me.

CAS challenge at ATS&M

I love Clean and Simple challenges and this week at Addicted to Stamps & More we have just such a challenge - take a look at my card


I have used the gorgeous new set Summer Silhouettes for this and some of the new In Colours - perfect for Clean and Simple stamping. The new Stampin' Up ink pads are excellent too - the new style pad inks up the stamps really well giving a great crisp image.

Materials
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes
Inks: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green
(Have you seen the fabulous special offers from Stampin' Up this month - check the side bar for details. Plus I can place an order for you and have it delivered directly to your door - see the top tab for details).

There are some gorgeous CAS DT cards for you to see this week - please do pop over and take a look - bye for now - Jacqueline xx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

A Golden Bauble

Two challenges tonight and one card made using my Ornament Keepsake bundle again and a bit of gold embossing powder - take a look




Materials
Stamps: Ornament Keepsake, Christmas Blessings
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Accessories: Holiday Ornament Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals
Other: Snowflake Embossing Folder.
(There's still time to take advantage of the Ornament Keepsake bundle and Candlelight Christmas Speciality DSP and get a Paper-piercing pack FREE - see the side bar for details).

I am entering this card into these challenges





See you soon - Jacqueline xx

Monday, 19 November 2012

MMM - Vellum

Over on the Make My Monday challenge blog today the theme is still AUTUMN SUPPLIES and this week we want to see projects using VELLUM. Here's my card


I started with a card base measuring 5" x 5" and I added a layer of Pumpkin Pie card stock. On to this I added my vellum. It's some I have had in my stash box for many, many years! It's pre-embossed and I just added some colours using my Stampin' Write markers. I tried stamping my sentiment on to the vellum but it didn't work so I re-stamped it on to card stock and attached it with Dimensionals.
My frame is made by stamping leaves on to white card stock, cutting them out and arranging around the edge of my vellum panel.

Materials
Stamps: French Foliage, Love and Sympathy
Ink: So Saffron, Early Espresso (marker), Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Lucky Limeade (marker), Peach Parfait (retired marker)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Dimensionals
Other: Vellum
(Please feel free to order any of the above current items - there's a link at the top with all the details)

Thanks for looking - Jacqueline xx

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Christmas Scripture

It's Christmas challenge time over on the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and Mynnette has chosen the theme for today's challenge


For my card I had to resort to some clip art that I had saved on my computer (it's an image I've used before) and I added my verse in my card making programme and then printed it out


I coloured the card using my brayer and some blue Stampin' Up inks. Some fine detail was added with a Stampin' Write marker and a white gel pen.

Materials
Stamps: None
Inks: Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Midnight Muse (marker)
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Brayer
Other: White Gel Pen
(Details are at the top of the page should you wish to order any of the above products)

Don't forget to pop over to the blog to take a look at the pother DT cards - they are stunning - promise. Bye for now - Jacqueline xx