Thursday, 25 April 2013

Sketch Time at CAS

It's a little chilly again this morning but here is something to cheer you up - it's time for another challenge at CAS - Colours & Sketches. Take a look at what we have for you today


And here is my card


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Vintage Verses (retired SAB set)
Ink: Always Artichoke, Primrose Petals
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents, Little Leaves, Boho Blossoms Punch, Basic Pearls
(Please see my details in the top tabs if you would like to place a Stampin' Up order through me - thanks).

Thanks for stopping by today to take a look, please do pop over and take a look at the DT cards on the challenge blog and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Pop Up Card Midweek Motivation

It's my turn this week to do the Midweek Motivation for Make My Monday. The theme is Fancy Folds and anything goes as long as there is more than one fold on your project.
Here's what I have made


Not many folds there I hear you cry! But look what happens when you open it


And turn it to the side


The folds become platforms for the rose images making a pop-up card. There are more pics over on the blog so please hop on over and take a look.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Stippled Rose, Petite Pairs
Ink: Bashful Blue,Not Quite Navy, Certain Celery, Always Artichoke
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Lots of Tags Sizzlets, Scallop Edge Punch, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon
(I can order any of the above Stampin' Up items for you or indeed any from either of the catalogues shown in my side bar - please e-mail me for details deezinesart@gmail.com or see the details in the top tabs - Thanks)

Thanks for looking - Jacqueline xx

Monday, 22 April 2013

Make My Monday - Fancy Folds

Time for another challenge over on the Make My Monday blog and this week we want to see cards with more than one fold - take a look at mine


Here's how the folds unfurl





This is a card we made recently at one of my workshops and inspired by a tutorial I found on Splitcoast Stampers called a Six Fold Card.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Wild Wasabi, Gumball Green
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Paper: Tea for Two DSP
(Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to order any of the lovely Stampin' Up products you see on my blog, e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com)

All that's left now is for you to get creating - need more inspiration? Pop on over to the blog and take a look at all of the other wonderful DT work - see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Father Christmas

It's time for another Christmas challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and this week we want to see your cards with images of Father Christmas

Here is my card


As I don't have any stamps with Father Christmas images I had to have a mad rummage through my old (and I mean old!) crafting stash which I had condemned to the far reaches of my craft room to find a sticker. I mounted him on to some green card stock and added him to a card I had stamped with an image from the Bells and Boughs set - coloured in with various markers. Quite simple - and quick but not a bad effort in the end!
(No pictures of close ups or inside - still trying to transfer all my files from my old lap top!)

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Bells and Boughs
Inks: Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz (Retired) Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler - all Stampin' Write Markers
Card Stock: Whisper White, Garden Green
Accessories: White Gel Pen
(Please do e-mail me or see my details in the top tabs if you would like to order any items in the Stampin' Up range - thanks)

Don't forget to pop over to take a look at the other DT works of art and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Thursday, 18 April 2013

CAS - Colours & Sketches - Colours

Hello all, oh the joys and woes of a new lap top! The joys are a lovely clean and fast running computer but the woes are not having all your other stuff at your finger tips and it's such a faff to reload all my programs! I know I am being a grouch but I was rudely awakened by the phone at 7 this morning!
The card I am about to show you is for CAS - Colours and Sketches and the reason I'm late posting (again) is that the card on the challenge blog was taken in the dark! So I re-photo'd it this morning but then remembered that I still had to load my photo editing program to get it on to my blog but it's done now and here it is


The colours are



Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Vintage Verses (retired SAB set)
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Primrose Petals, Pool Party
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Bitty Butterfly Punch
(You can order any of the current Stampin' Up items listed above or indeed from either of the two current catalogues shown in the side bar. Please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com or see the details in the top tabs - thank you).

Now you've seen my card please do pop over to the blog and see all the other lovely DT cards there - bye for now - Jacqueline xx

Monday, 15 April 2013

Now is the time.......

.......... to join Stampin Up!


From now and 'til May 30th if you join my Deezines Stampin' Up Team you will receive an extra £25.00 to spend on your Starter Kit. So for your £99.00 you get to choose £155.00 worth of goodies from both the Annual Catalogue and the Summer Mini - that's a fantastic offer!

Also when you join my team you get a special welcome pack from me to help you plan your successful Stampin' Up business - take a look


(Obviously the name will change when you join!)

There's good news too for those of you wishing to host a party - on top of all the usual hostess entitlements with a qualifying order of £250.00 or more before p+p hostesses will receive an extra £25.00 to spend in the catalogue.

So what are you waiting for - get on the phone book a party with me and I will even throw in free p+p for you and your guests.
Bye for now - Jacqueline xx

Make My Monday Colour Challenge

The lovely Caz  has designed this week's fabulous challenge over on the Make M y Monday challenge blog and it is a colour challenge -Use the Colours - BLUE & BROWN.
Here is my card


I've kept things quite clean and simple with this card - mainly just matting and layering and then the addition of 2 stamped butterflies. The butterflies are available in the Papillon Potpourri set and to make things really easy both have co-ordinating punches.
Here's a close up


And a view of the inside


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Delightful Dozen. Sassy Salutations
Ink: Bashful Blue, Soft Suede
Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Suede
Paper: Subtles DSP
Accessories: Elegant and Bitty Butterfly punches (sold separately).
(don't forget to drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the fabulous Stampin' Up products - or see all the details up in the top tabs - thanks).

Please do pop over and take a look at all the other wonderful creations made by the DT this week and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Colour Refresh

Stampin' Up are having a bit of a charge around with their colours



If you are sad to see any of your favourite colours retiring and can't live without them place your orders now as stocks are fast running out.
Also retiring are the Watercolour Wonder Crayons and pencils again they are only available while stocks last so you know what to do if you don't want to miss out - e-mail me NOW!

Winter Blues

Good morning all I hope it's warm where you are 'cos this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown we have some very cool colours for you - take a look


Please remember to only use these 3 colours on your Christmas cards - thanks. Here's mine


I had great fun making this card as I used my favourite tool - the brayer. Brayering makes such lovely backgrounds but I just used it here to create the sky, the hills were created by sponging over torn copy paper.
After creating my main picture panel I mounted it on to Midnight Muse card stock which I had run through the Big Shot with a scallop edge die, this was mounted onto my card blank which had been stamped with the top of a fir tree stamp.
Now Ruth I know what you are going to say - no decoration inside! There is I promise you. This card (along with others) was made a few weeks ago just before I did a craft fair and I quickly photographed the fronts of the cards before packaging them up in their cellophane bags - completely forgetting the insides needed photo-ing too!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Bells and Boughs
Ink: Midnight Muse, Bashful Blue
Card Stock: Whisper White, Midnight Muse
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Basic Rhinestones
(all Stampin' Up products can be ordered through me - please e-mail for details on deezinesart@gmail.com or see the top tabs - thanks).

Whew - what a week it has been - headless chicken does not begin to describe it! I'm going to furnish my self with a huge vat of coffee later (not now as this post has been scheduled and it's only 6am!) and do some catching up - that is of course unless I'm disturbed by my daughter. She's off back to uni tomorrow following her Easter break and I'm sure she will want me to help with the packing not to mention last minute laundry rushes! No rest for the wicked eh?

See you soon - Jacqueline xx

Thursday, 11 April 2013

CAS challnge #20 - Sketch

Morning all - time for a new challenge over on the CAS - Colours & Sketches blog. This week we have a sketch for you - take a look


Please remember that we are a cards only challenge blog and that they should also be clean and simple in their design.
Here's my card


And the inside too


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Delightful Dozen, My Friend
Ink: Stazon Black
Card Stock: Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Folder
(Don't forget that if you would like to order any of the Stampin' Up products listed above or from the Annual Catalogue you can do so through me - e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com or see all the details in the top tabs - thank you).

The weekend is in sight and I'm looking forward to a rest. Don't get me wrong life is 'such fun' at the moment and I am having a great time however, my husband's health is still an issue I am working around hospital and Dr's visits and while I am just about managing my DT posts I haven't been able to comment as much as I'd like to. I am convinced that things will settle down soon and more to the point I will become more organised and I will be back to commenting on all your lovely blogs please bare with me just a little while longer - thank you - Jacqueline xx

Monday, 8 April 2013

Creating a Background

That's right - the title says it all - the new challenge at Make My Monday this week is to create your own background.
Now those who know me well know that i do not like getting inky and messy so this had to be a 'clean' background but I had great fun and I suppose I did end up getting a few inky fingers - take a look at what I did

 I used my my brayer inked up with Pretty in Pink ink at the top of my card stock - I used Stampin' Up Whisper White card stock as this is super smooth and gives a lovely finish for kind of work.
I then inked the brayer again - this time with Certain Celery and brayered the bottom of the card stock.
I also went around all the edges with the green.
Then (and this is the messy bit!) I used some bubble wrap to add some texture both in the green and pink.











After making my background I used it to make my card


Adding a darker pink of Primrose Petals card stock for my matting and layering I also added another panel of the Whisper White onto which I stamped my rose using the Stippled Blossoms set. This is a 2 Step set and the images were first stamped with Pretty in Pink and Certain Celery and over stamped with the details using Primrose Petals and Gumball Green. Some of the blooms were raised up on Dimensionals.



Now I know I said at the start of the year that I was going to decorate the insides of my cards - well I have been a bit lazy about photographing them - especially if it's just a sentiment. However with this card I couldn't resist adding some more stamping inside - take a look


This is a fun challenge so I hope you will join in, please do first pop over to take a look at the rest of the DT's work and I will see you soon.

All products highlighted above are Stampin' Up and can be ordered through me, all the details are in the top tabs or you could drop me an e-mail at deezineart@gmail.com - thanks - Jacqueline xx

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Sketch Time

Hi all - it's sketch time at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - here's what we have for you this week


Here is my card


The keen eyed among you may have noticed that I have a new stamp set - Bells and Boughs. Isn't it gorgeous? Just right too for colouring with Stampin' Write Markers.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Bells and Boughs
Ink: Basic Grey, Always Artichoke, Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight - all markers
Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Paper: Candlelight Christmas DSP
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones
(Don't forget to e-mail me at deezinesart@gmail.com to place an order for any of the Stampin' Up items listed above. See also all the details in the top tabs - thanks).

Please do pop over and take a look at all the wonderful cards for the rest of the DT and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Colour Challenge

Hello - I have been having such problems today both with my internet and blogger!!!! never mind I'm here now and here too is my card for this week's challenge at CAS - Colours & sketches - take a look


I've used the colours from the combination below



Here's what I used to make it

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Mixed Bunch
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Raspberry Ripple, Bashful Blue
Card Stock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslits
(All the above items and more can be ordered through me and delivered direct to your door - please see all the details in the top tabs or e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - thanks).

Please don't forget to visit the blog and all the other beautiful DT ladies - Jacqueline xx


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Petite Curly Label Punch

For all those of you who fell in love with the Petite Curly  Label Punch during this year's Sale-a-bration event but didn't manage to get hold of it - you can now buy it


Want to know the good thing about this lovely little punch - it co-ordinates perfectly with the Ciao Baby! stamp set available in the Summer Mini  Catalogue.

There is a link to the Summer Mini in my side bar but if you would like a copy all of your very own please drop me an e-mail on deezinesart@gmail.com and I will pop one in the post to you.

Jacqueline xx

Make My Monday - Midweek Motivation

Morning all - it's my turn to do the Midweek Motivation over on the Make My Monday blog. his week the challenge is a One Layer CAS card - here is what I have made


I have used my gorgeous Pleasant Poppies stamp as it pretty much covers the whole of a 5" x 5" card base and coloured it with various Stampin' Write markers. I did manage to stamp it a little off centre so I added an embossed border down the side to even it up a bit!
I have actually remembered to photograph the inside of this one - take a look -


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Delightful Dozen
Inks (Stampin' Write Markers): Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi plus Black Stazon
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents embossing folder
(All Stampin' Up items including those listed above can be ordered through me and delivered direct to your door - please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com or see all the details above in the top tabs - thanks).

As my card has a border of scallops I will be entering it into this week's challenge over at Less is More

I really hope you can join in the challenge this week - CAS isn't really that hard and all the challenge details can be found HERE.
Bye for now - Jacqueline xx

Monday, 1 April 2013

One Layer CAS card

Good morning all - hope no body's been caught out by an April fool joke. I haven't yet but I'm keeping my wits about me as my hubby is a bit of a joker!
It's also Monday and that means another challenge over on the Make My Monday blog - this week the challenge is to make a One Layer CAS Card - no matting and layering and no embellishing - take a look at my card


I love this stamp - it has huge impact and is so easy to use. i decided not to colour it in but added a little shading and a sentiment. I drew a frame with the thin end of a marker.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Swallowtail, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Black Stazon, Sahara Sand & Basic Black Stampin' Write markers
Card Stock: Whisper White
This gorgeous Butterfly stamp could be yours for just £12.95 (plus p+p) - just e-mail me or see all the details in the top tabs if you would like to place an order - OR join my next stampers 6 club details can be found HERE.

Don't forget to hop on over to the challenge blog to see all the other gorgeous One Layer CAS cards made by my lovey DT - Jacqueline