Wednesday, 21 January 2015

'I Love You, Oscar' Card

Today's card is from The Jude Valentine Collection over at . I am having a smile to myself as the two boys in this range seem bewildered by the Valentine's gifts they receive.

I coloured Oscar in with my Copics in the following order:
Skin:E51, E52, R02
Hair: E55, E57, E59
Shirt: Y15, FY1, Y17
Jeans: B26, B45, B93
Shoes: C1, C3

I used two different pieces of paper from The Bo Bunny 6x6 pad 'Head Over Heels' collection (I'm proud that this may be the most used paper pad in my collection!!). I covered the join between the two papers using bias tape...I love this versatile product and coloured the white tape black with my Copics- you can colour it any colour this way.
The corners have black Kaisercraft Sparklets. Flowers were from my stash and i brushed them with white acrylic paint. The embellishment embellishment from Twiddlybits was coloured using Black Marble Dylusions spray.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Thanks as always for stopping by, Jackie x

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Jude's Heart Stepper Card

This cute little guy is Jude from the Jude Valentine Digi Collection over at
I coloured him using the following Copic markers:
Skin: E51, E53
Heart: E37, R22, R24, R27
Jeans: C1, B45, B93
Shoes: E74, E79
Shirt: YG11, G24
Hair: E97, E74, E79
The Background paper is from Bo Bunny's Head Over Heels collection. I am havin fun working my way through this little paper pad!
I used a combination of Memory Box (flourishes) and Cheery Lynn dies (hearts) for the embellishments. Other items include small adhesive bling hearts from Kaisercraft and a heart pin from Little Yellow Bicycle. The flowers and crocheted doiley were from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are on the way to having your own stash of Valentine's cards for the ones you love!
I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Valentine's Day is on it's Way!

I have not posted since my busy month leading up to Halloween but plan on a big blogging year as I join Simply Betty Stamps on the Promotional Design Team with Elisbete. It was very exciting news to find out I had been given this role! Over the next few weeks I will be showcasing some of the gorgeous digis from the Jude Halloween range available from .
Today I made a card using Ali Kitty Kiss. She is such a sweetie.
 I coloured her in using Copic markers.
Skin:E51, E53,R02
Hair: W8, W10, E37, E59
Stockings: W0, W2, RV21, RV23
Dress: RV04, RV21, RV32, RV14
Cat: W0, W2, W3, W4
To make my card I used papers from Studio Calico's Classic Calico Collection (brown) and Bo Bunny's Head Over Heels Collection. All paper was mounted on brown Bazzill paper and the image was cut out and adhered to the paper using foam tape to add dimension. I finished with flowers and flourishes from my stash.
I hope you will join me this year making pieces using Simply Betty's fantastic images. Drop by each week and leave a comment, Jackie.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Monday, 10 November 2014

Happy 40th Birthday, Betty!!

Today is Betty Roberts 40th Birthday!!! 
YES the BIG 40
so we thought we would make it as special as we possibly can! 
drew us up an image to use for Betty's Birthday!!
A whole bunch of AMAZING, SUPER TALENTED ladies
have done some UNBELIEVABLE projects for you to see, they have all been mailed out to Betty
so she should get some AMAZING mail...
but we thought you would all like to see these FANTASTIC projects..

Here is my card that I sent. Betty, I hope you have an amazing birthday. You are a very creative and generous lady. 

Check out all of Betty's wonderful cards on the blogs below.
Happy Birthday again, Jackie

<a href="" target="_blank">Corinne</a> also has wonderful cards by Leanne, Cynthia Cole, April, Cat, Dena
<a href="" target="_blank">Rachel</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Tanya</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Lucy</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Irene</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Anne</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Emily </a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Lisa H.</a>
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<a href="" target="_blank">Anita </a>
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<a href="" target="_blank">Marie</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Louise</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Jackie Rakoski</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Stephanie</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Katya</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Vicky</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Darcy</a>
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<a href="" target="_blank">Sian H</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Robin</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Ashley</a>
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<a href="" target="_blank">Chris S</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Lisa N.</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Kitty</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Nia</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Sharette</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Sam</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Julie R.</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Lizzy</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Rebecca</a>
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<a href="" target="_blank">Sharman</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Regan</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Jackie Maunder</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Fernanda</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Helen</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Jo Walker</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Tanja</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Kay</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Celina</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Bettina</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Wendy</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Rhonda Miller</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Elisabete</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Erin</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Jill</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Jo McKelvey</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Kerrie</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Sharon B</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Holly Hughes</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Floss</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Olivia</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Rochelle </a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Leadonna</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Lady B</a>

Friday, 31 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween- Altered Item

Feeling a bit sad that this is my last post for The 13 Days of Halloween but I have to say it has been an absolute blast meeting the challenges every few days over at
Betty and Corinne have kept all of us on our toes and while it is disappointing there were not more fans competing with each contest I hope all of the 'princesses' gave some inspiration to Betty's fans.
I have certainly enjoyed seeing everyone's different take on each challenge!
For my last piece I have made an altered canvas. I started by using impasto paste and a stencil to create a textured tree background that tied in with the image. I painted it with brown acrylic paint and then rubbed Emerald Treasured Gold over the trees. Old book paper was placed behind the image ...appropriate backing for Poe! I coloured the image in with Copic markers and then went to town adding chiboard, bling, some of my favourite creepy hands, a spider and some Prima Halloween sprigs. The words were from a Carta Bella chipboard sheet.
I hope you have enjoyed stopping by and perhaps some of you will stop by at Betty's blog and enter this last contest and win yourself a Halloween prize!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween- Howling At The Moon!

What will I do once Halloween is over? This post is the second last one for The Princess of Halloween Challenge over at . Today our challenge was to add texture to our card using fuzz, fur or feathers. I chose to add fur in the way of my coloured image and then created a background full of felt stars and a moon.
the image today is from Simply Betty Stamps Teen Scenes Halloween 2012 Collection 'Hooowlloween Miller'. My card has a night sky background paper from my stash. I applied clear embossing ink around the edge of the paper and added Frantage Aged Ochre Embossing Powder. I love this range of embossing powders because they contain so many lovely colours in the fragments.
The Crescent Moon and Stars were cut from felt using a Tim Holtz Sizzix die. I inked the felt using Tea Stain Distress Ink. Flourishes were from Bella and I coloured the image with Copic markers before mounting it on the card front using foam tape.
Perhaps you could win some of the images I have used in my projects by entering the contest over at Betty's blog. Good luck x

Monday, 27 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween- Witching Hour

What would Halloween be without a witch? The witch I have used today is Betty's Boo-doir Halloween range- Witchy Mrs Boo. I needed to make her pop off the page for this project and so I chose to make a layered 'window' card using layers of acetate and foam tape. Each layer has pieces added to it to create a background such as a fence and flying bats.

I then attached the frame to card to make an easel card. The flourishes I had in my stash did not match the colours I had used on my card so these were coloured with Copics.
All paper and embellishments were distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
Thank you for stopping by and looking at my creations.
You will find lots of Halloween inspiration over at:
where there are brilliant entries from everyone participating in The Princess of Halloween Challenge.