Saturday, 30 March 2013

Anything but a Card

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

Here is my Christmas Banner

Want to know how to make it - take a look

Cut large triangles of decorative Christmas paper.
 Cut more triangles this time smaller and using coloured card stock.
 Mount the smaller triangles on to the larger ones.
 Prepare a Christmas greeting.
 Add the greeting to the triangles.
Make two small paper rosettes - concertina long srtips of paper and join together.
Flatten and secure with card stock circles and strong glue.

 Make two small 3D ornament embellishments.
Attach to rosettes and triangles. String the triangles together and further embellish with Christmassy flowers and gems.

Thanks for looking today, please don't forget to check out the Dt work over on the blog - it is rather stunning this week.
See you soon - Jacqueline xx

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Sketch Time at CAS - Colours & Sketches

Edit: Guess who forgot to schedule this post?....... hmm that would be me then - sorry it's so late!
We have a fabulous sketch for you this week at CAS - Colours & Sketches - take a look

And here is my card

I have used Everything Eleanor to create my card - it's nearly a one layer card too. The larger blue circles are stamped directly on to the card base, the flowers were stamped separately, cut out and then added to the card - flat.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Just Believe, Field Flowers
Inks: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit
Card Stock: Whisper White
(Don't forget to e-mail me if you would like to order any of the gorgeous Stampin' Up goodies - have you checked out the catalogues in the side bar? E-mail me if you would like a copy of your very own to hug and stroke!

Please don't forget to pop over to the blog and check out the cards made by my wonderful DT ladies and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Addicted to Colours

We have a new look challenge this week at Addicted to Stamps & More. this week we are Addicted to Colours - take a look

Here is my card

I stamped onto Sahara Sand card with my Versamark ink pad and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I did the same onto coloured card stock and cut out my flowers to attach to the card - I'm quite pleased with this effect!

All materials used are Stampin' Up
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Field Flowers
Ink: Versamark
Card Stock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Tempting Turquoise, Regal rose
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones
(Please do get in touch if you would like to place a Stampin' Up order - all the details are above in the top tabs or you can e-mail me on - thanks).

Thanks for stopping by today to take a look - please also pop over to the blog to take a look at all the lovely DT work too - bye for now - Jacqueline xx

Monday, 25 March 2013

Literary Inspiration from Mynnette

Over on Make My Monday Mynnette has decided that we need a bit of Literary Inspiration to aid us with our challenges - here is what she has come up with

Here is my card

Now I did find this quite a challenge and struggled a little. I used the colours from the book cover - green and blue and combined them with the leafy stamp from My Friend. I also added butterflies and gems. Unfortunately my camera flash has made my colours appear very washed out!

All materials used are stampin' Up
Stamps: My Friend
Inks: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones
Other Non Stampin' Up: Butterfly Punch
(All Stampin' Up items cand be ordered through me and delivered direct to your door - please see all the details in the top tabs - thank you).

It's always lovely to see each week how you interpret our challenges - everyone sees things differently! Don't forget that if you need any more inspiration there is some excellent work by the DT over on the blog and perhaps I shall be visiting you soon - bye for now - Jacqueline xx

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Scrappin' with Summer Silhouettes

I have a scrap book page to show you today made using the Summer Silhouettes stamp set - I love it so much!
I also have a great fondness for Crumb Cake card stock and so I used that as my base - take a look

My banners were actually scrap pieces - I just stamped and sponged them (much better than binning them don't you think?)
The photos are of my Grandma and Granddad - no longer with us now, Granddad passed away at Christmas so this was quite an emotional piece to do.
I will add some journaling later before I put it in my album.
Here's a close up

Aren't those flower heads stunning?
My little journaling tabs were made by inserting more scrap strips into  the Blossom punch half way so it only partially punches I think it gives an interesting shape and also uses up more scraps!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes
Ink: Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock: Crumb Cake (12" x 12") Naturals Ivory
Accessories: Blossom Punch
(Unfortunately Sale-a-bration is now over however Stampin' Up still has a Summer Mini catalogue on the go as well as the Annual catalogue. Please feel free to place an order with me, I can have it delivered direct to your door. Please e-mail me or see all the details in the top tabs).

I am writing this and watching a film at the same time - it's Steel Magnolias. I've seen it loads of times and it always makes me cry - a lot. Guess I'd better go fetch a box of tissues!
See you soon - Jacqueline xx

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Ribbons and Bows

We have a lovely challenge this week over on the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown all you have to do is add some Ribbons AND Bows to your Christmas cards

Here is my card

My poinsettia has been heat embossed with white embossing powder and then coloured using my Stamin' Write markers. I used some Kraft coloured ribbon and tied my bow using the fork technique - Louise showed me how but I'm sure there are Youtube videos to show you how too - Louise always brings a fork along with her to the workshops now!
Here's a peek inside

Stampin' Up materials used
Stamps: Christmas Blessings
Inks: Versamark, Crumb cake
Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Poppy Parade (retired)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch
Other: Kraft coloured Ribbon - Fork!
(All current Stampin' Up items can be ordered through me and delivered direct to your door - you will have to provide your own fork! Please see all the details above in the top tabs - thanks).

Don't forget that we will be having an Anything but a Card challenge next week and do pop over to the blog to check out the work from the other DT girls - bye for now - Jacqueline xx

Friday, 22 March 2013

Just a quickie....

......... to let you know that I am still taking orders for Sale-a-bration goodies - you have 'till 6pm so if you want any of the beautiful products up for grabs you'd better get your skates on!
Don't for get too that if you sign up with me during Sale-a-bration you get to choose a whopping £162.50 worth of catalogue items for your starter kit for just £99.00!!!!!
Please do take a look in the tabs at the top of the page - all the details you need are there or e-mail me at - Jacqueline xx

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Colour Challenge Time at CAS

Good morning all - there's a brand new challenge over on the CAS - Colours & Sketches blog. We have some colours for you this week - take a look

Yes - I do know that Suede is spelt wrongly! - I couldn't get into my files to change it - sorry!

Here is my card using these colours (don't forget that you don't have to use Stampin' Up colours just the closest shades you have in your stash)

My lollipops have been covered with Crystal Effects to make them look like they are in packets - here's a close -up

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Sweets for the Sweet
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black (outlines)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Suede, River Rock
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Scallop Edge Punch
(Please e-mail me on if you would like to place an order with me for any of the current range of Stampin' Up products)

Please do pop over to visit the other ladies on the DT - they've made some stunning cards this week and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Sale-a-bration and Swallowtail

Have a look at  what I have been playing with and making today

I have used the very gorgeous Swallowtail stamp to decorate my box. A fabulous stamp - it's huge but stamps beautifully especially using Stazon ink.
This project also uses one of the FREE Sale-a-bration sets - I've used them on some matching note cards - take a look

These super sentiments come in a set called Vintage Verses and are FREE with an order of £45.00 or more. Are you interested? Here's what you could buy to qualify for your FREE set

Simply Scored Scoring Tool - £25.95
Swallowtail Stamp - £12.95
Basic Black A4 Card Stock - £6.25
Vintage Verses - FREE
(or any Sale-a-bration item)
Total - £45.15

Time is running out to get your FREE Sale-a-bration items - you have 'til 5pm on Friday to place your order. Drop me an e-mail or see my details in the top tabs and don't miss out - Jacqueline xx

Make My Monday Midweek Motivation

Please pop over to the Make My Monday challenge blog today - it's my turn to do the Midweek Motivation. Here's the card I will be showcasing

All materials used are Stampin' Up
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Up, Up and Away (birds)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Brayer
Other non Stampin' Up: Twine
(don't forget that I can order any item from the current Stampin' Up range for you and have it delivered direct to your door - just check out all the details above in the top tabs).

Please pop over to the blog - there are more pics and I explain how I made this card. Thanks for looking - see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Make your Mark

Yes that's right it's time to Make a Mark at Addicted to Stamps & More - that means create a card or project - anything goes - as long as you use your marker pens.
Here is my card

My image - from Flowering Flourishes, has been inked with my Stampin' Write Markers and then stamped onto the card stock.

All images are Stampin' Up
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes
Ink: Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Pool Party
Card Stock: Naturals Ivory, Whisper White,Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede
Paper: Comfort Cafe DSP
Accessories: Basics Pearls
(Don't forget all the details for ordering, special offers and Stampers 6 Club can be found above in the top tabs - thanks).

There are some outstanding DT cards over on the blog - please do pay the girls a visit and say 'hi'. Bye for now - Jacqueline xx

A Bloomin' Marvelous Bundle

I have another Sale-a-bration bundle for you look at today - don't forget that the event ends on Friday 22nd so please do hurry with your orders.
Here is what I have made

My card and gift box have been made using the FREE Sale-a-bration set Bloomin' Marvelous. Just two inks were used - Pool Party and Island Indigo. All the embellishments and card stock match perfectly in colour to give a really professional look to your card making.
If you would like to recreate this project I have a bundle of products for you so that you can receive this stamp set FREE!

Bitty Butterfly Punch -                £14.95
Roll of Ruffled Ribbon -             £8.95
2 Ink Pads -                              £9.95
Pack of Cardstock -                 £6.25
Pack of Bakers Twine -            £2.25
Rhinestones -                           £4.50
Bloomin' Marvelous -              FREE
(or any Sale-a-bration set)
Total -                                   £46.10

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to place an order - all my details are in the top tabs. You could also drop me an e-mail - - Jacqueline xx

Monday, 18 March 2013


Good morning everyone, March is marching on and it's Monday again - time for another challenge over on the Make My Monday challenge blog. This week the challenge is to create a clean and simple card using one colour and it's various tones - MONOTONE.
Here is my card

My colour of choice was Island Indigo, I inked my stamp and then stamped it on to scrap paper before stamping on to the card stock. The sentiment was stamped over the top - full strength. A little sponging was added to the edges along with some stamped butterflies. A few sparkly gems were added for a finishing touch.

All materials used are Stampin' Up
Stamps: Love and Sympathy, Precious Butterflies (retired)
Ink: Island Indigo
Card Stock: Whisper White, Island Indigo
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Sponges
(All current Stampin' Up items can be ordered through me and delivered direct to your door - please see the details above in the top tabs - thank you).

I do hope I get to visit all your blogs to see your CAS Monotone cards, there's more inspiration waiting for you over on the blog - the DT have made some beautiful cards this week - perhaps I'll see you there. Bye for now - Jacqueline xx

Sunday, 17 March 2013

In the Frame

I've been having a play with some new stash today - my Pleasant Poppies stamp. It's huge but gives a beautiful crisp image nevertheless. I also added just a bit of colour with a So Saffron Stampin' Write marker. Yellow poppies remind me of my Mum's garden in the summer - it's literally festooned with yellow and orange Welsh poppies.
As I am entering this into the Less is More 'Frame It' challenge I added a die cut frame using my Window Framelits dies.
I will also be entering this week's challenge over on the Dynamic Duos blog

Here is my card

And a close up

Materials: Stampin' Up
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies
Ink: Black Stazon, So Saffron (marker), Basic Black (marker)
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Windows Framelits, Big Shot (yes I have one now!!), Dimensionals, White Gel Pen.
(Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to order any of the above products - all my details are in the top tabs)

Thanks for stopping by today - hope you are enjoying your weekend. I was in a really good mood yesterday especially after Wales won the rugby, wasn't it a good match?
My husband is dragging me out later to a local club to hear some St Patrick's Day music - hope I like it!!
See you soon - Jacqueline xx

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Sale-a-bration Patterned Occasions Bundle

There are only a few days left of this year's Stampin' Up Sale-a-bration event. So, over the next few days I am going to show you a few projects using the SAB items and the materials needed to make the projects. The materials will be grouped into bundles so you can see at a glance what you need to make them but most importantly should you wish to order them they will add up in price to the amount needed to qualify for the free stamp set or paper etc.

Today's project is an easel card box - take a look

Can you see the drawer? Here's what I made to put in the drawer

Five mini cards each using  an image from the Patterned Occasions stamp set

Here's the bundle I have put together for this project

Of course you will need other items but these were the ones that I felt were the most important. This is my own promotion - not Stampin' Up but you can order these items through me and receive a free Sale-a-bration item, just drop me an e-mail before the SAB promotion ends on March 22nd and I can get these items delivered direct to your door - - Jacqueline xx