Saturday, 22 June 2013

Sequin or Pearls?

What will you choose - or will you go for both? I ask because this is the new challenge over on 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown

Here is my card - I chose pearls

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Christmas Blessings, Petite Pairs
Ink: Smoky Slate, Certain Celery, Riding Hood Red
Card Stock: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Certain Celery
Accessories: Border Punch, Word Window and Modern Label Punches, Basic Pearls

Hope you are all having a great weekend - I'm decorating. It's a job I hate but since my husband's illness he has not been up to such jobs (hmmmmm) so it;s down to me - best get back to it then! See you soon - Jacqueline xx

Thursday, 20 June 2013

CAS - Fabulous Florets

Morning all - it's time for another colour challenge at CAS - Colours & Sketches, take a look at our colours for this week

And here is my card

I dug out my Fabulous Florets for this one ad I was going to do it all one layer but in the end I stamped the foliage directly on to the card stock and then stamped the flowers on to scraps and cut them out and attached them with dimensionals.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps - Fabulous Florets, Petite Pairs
Ink: Gumball Green, Cajun Craze, Primrose Petals
Card Stock: Whisper white, Primrose Petals
Accessories: Dimensionals

Have a great day - see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Monday, 17 June 2013

Make My Monday Purple!

It's challenge time again at Make My Monday and this week the lovely Caz has chosen Purples and Neutrals for her challenge. You can only choose one neutral though so please do check out the rules before you link up!

Here is my card

Now I would love to say this was all my own work but no - I followed a tutorial HERE with Dawn 'hi stampers' Griffith! I chose white as my neutral.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Swallowtail
Ink: Concord Crush (retired), Perfect Plum
Card Stock: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Big Shot, Windows Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen

Thanks for looking - bye for now - Jacqueline xx

Sunday, 16 June 2013

New Challenge Blog and DT Call

I know I must be mad but this is something I have been thinking about for a while now - my new challenge blog - The Male Room. It does exactly what it says - it's a challenge for men only cards. Do check it out - I need a design team and all you have to do to qualify is make a male card/project - simples. Oh and if you could spread the word a bit for me that would be great please.
Speaking of male cards - here's the card I made for my husband today

This set is being carried over from the Spring/Summer mini into the new catalogue - isn't it lovely, can't wait to use it some more.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: The Open Sea, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy
Card Stock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch

Thanks for looking, see you soon - Jacqueline xx

A Sad Farewell

One of my favourite stamps is retiring at the end of this month, I'm not too sad though as I have had a sneak peak at the brand new catalogue and there is a lot of new and exciting products to take it's place.
You my remember I used this set recently for my workshops -

I also made an easel card in this style as easel cards are the subject of this month's workshops - take a look

I didn't stop there either as I made this little gift box to complete the collection

Thanks for looking today - I will be saying fond farewells to a few more sets later in the week so do pop back. Enjoy the rest the weekend - Jacqueline xx

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Glitter Bauble

It's time for another 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown  challenge - gosh that came around quick again and golly did I make a mess of this one!
I was out most of yesterday and came home exhausted, tried to make my card, ruined 2 pieces of card stock and went to bed in a very bad mood! I actually slept for 12 hours (!) woke up and made a new card - here it is

You may be able to spot a sneaky peak of a new item coming in the new catalogue - more on that story later!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Card Stock: Whisper White, Naturals White, Rose Red, Certain Celery. Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Bitty Punch, Holiday Ornaments Die
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

I'm off to a local charity event later, it's called 'Strawberry Saturday' however there will be no strawberries! I found that to be very strange so I'm taking my own! It's local musical artists playing outdoors so I am hoping that the weather will stay dry too - have a great weekend - Jacqueline xx

Thursday, 13 June 2013

CAS - Summer Silhouettes Sketch

Hello everyone - got a bit carried away this morning booking hotels and Convention places for a very special weekend away in November that I completely forgot to post this week's CAS - Colours and Sketches card. Here is the sketch we want you to use this week

And here is my card

I embossed my card with one of the folders from the Adorning Accents set across the bottom and then used my scoring plate to add two lines down the side.
Elements from the Summer Silhouette set were stamped and cut out to decorate the card.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Summer Silhouetes
Ink: Certain Celery, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Not Quite Navy
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Scoring Plate, Big Shot, Adorning Accents
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

It will be my first Stampin' Up Convention in November and I'm really excited - Stampin' Up are also celebrating their 25th Anniversary so I'm sure this one is going to be extra special. You could be a part of the celebrations too - e-mail me on for details on becoming a demonstrator - I'd love to have you in my team - Jacqueline xx

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Welsh Poppies

For my Midweek Motivation card for Make My Monday this week I have been inspired by my garden. We are inundated at the moment with hoards of yellow and orange Welsh Poppies.
This week's challenge is CAS Flowers and all the challenge details can be found HERE
Here is my card

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies
Ink: Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Certain Celery, Basic Gray
Card Stock: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Tangerine Tango Ribbon, Dimesionals
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

If you like my Twisted Easel card and would like to see more pics of it please do pop over to the challenge blog - Jacqueline xx

Monday, 10 June 2013

CAS - Flowers

Morning all - I'm a little tipsy this morning as my lovely husband treated me to a champagne breakfast for my birthday - how lucky am I?
So this is going to be very short and sweet 'cos I am also being whisked away for the day and I should be getting in the car as we speak! (Not driving though!).
OK - you all know the drill - the challenge is Make My Monday, the theme is CAS - Flowers (please check out the blog for the rules)
and here is my card

The stamp set is Best of Flowers - now go and check out the rest of the DT all very sober indeed!
Jacqueline xx

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Shades of Green

Morning all - sorry I missed last week's Christmas challenge, I will maybe show you that card a bit later. This week we have a colour challenge for you - take a look

Here is my card

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Bells and Boughs, Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Certain Celery, Always Artichoke
Card Stock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine, Dimensionals
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

If you like the look of this challenge and need more inspiration then do pop over to take a look at all the other fab DT cards - the challenge can be found - HERE
See you soon - Jacqueline xx

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Best Of Flowers

This year Stampin' Up is celebrating it's 25th Anniversary and to commemorate this momentous occasion they are releasing a series of 'Best of....' stamp sets. They are clear mount and feature favourites plus one never before seen stamp. Each set will be released monthly up to October 2013 and - providing stocks last will be available until March 31st 2014.
This month we have the Best of Flowers - take a look

These sets are not in the catalogue so please do e-mail me to place an order - they cost just £13.95 for the four stamps.
E-mail me on to place your order, p+p is £4.95 and I can have it delivered to your door anywhere in the UK.
Jacqueline xx

The Best Laid Plans

I have had a bit of a trying week - again! My poor dad was rushed into hospital last week having suffered a stroke so of course I dropped everything to go and be with mum - luckily it wasn't a bad stroke and dad is now back at home. Apparently it's related to his lymphoma cancer so we will have to wait now to see what treatment he will need.
The thing is though that there are soooooooo many exciting things happening at Stampin' Up that I am bursting to tell you about!!!! Don't be surprised if I post many times over the next few days!
Firstly though I need to update you about this week's challenge over on CAS - Colours and Sketches - we have some very lovely colours for you to use - take a look

These are beautiful colours and this is how I used them

My gorgeous sparkly butterflies are made using my Silver Glimmer paper and have been coloured with a Rich Razzlebery marker - here's what else I used

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms
Ink: Garden Green, Rich Razleberry, Perfect Plum
Card Stock: Whisper White, Garden Green
Accessories: Big Shot, SAB Embossing Folder (retired), Bitty Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals.
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

Don't forget to pop over to take a look at the other DT ladies cards - we are very sad now as we are down to just 4 DT so if you love CAS cards and want to be on the team drop me an e-mail and we will get you signed up!!

One more thing - to get more Stampin' Up info do check out my Facebook page - details are in the top left hand column - see you soon - Jacqueline xx