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>
<a href="" target="_blank">Patricia </a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Anita </a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Rita</a>
<a href="…/happy-birthday-betty.html" target="_blank">Dorinda</a>
<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>
<a href="" target="_blank">Melissa D</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Sian H</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Robin</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Ashley</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Jackie Randolph</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Michelle</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">Ruza</a>
<a href="…/happy-40th-birthday-bett…" target="_blank">Andrea</a>
<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>
<a href="" target="_blank">Bridgette</a>
<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.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

13 Days Of Halloween- Stop! Zombie Time!

As soon as I saw the digi image 'Marie Back from Death' in the Zombies and Creeps Collection at
I had something in mind I would love to make with it. Having the task of creating a Zombie project for today got things underway.
Ages ago, I had found an old frame with a stained silk print at a swap meet for the bargain price of 50c and had bought it planning on creating something with the frame. 'Marie' gave me the idea to place her in the centre and create a zombie portrait.
I removed the print from the frame and covered the metal with a layer of black gesso. Next step was to rub silver Treasure Gold gilding wax over all the raised areas to highlight the pattern on the metal. 
I coloured the image using Copic markers and the agieing in the background is my good old fav...Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I coloured gauze using Weathered Wood Distress Stain and glued it around the edge of the frame base to hide all the edges.

I hope some of you will be inspired to create your own Zombie project for today's challenge over at
Oh...and only eleven days until Halloween!!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween- Sexy and Scary Male Card

The card below is a Stepper Card I have made for the 13 Days of Halloween over at
I was enjoying embossing the other day and was having trouble deciding on just one folder to use for the last project and so used a Tim Holtz Halloween embossing folder for my background on this one. 
I used Old Paper distress stain to colour white cardstock and then went to town distressing using Walnut Stain Distress Ink (the browns are my favourite!!)
I pulled out my Graveyard Scene Spellbinders dies and cut them out of grey cardstock before inking.
The sentiment and image I have used today are from Simply Betty Stamps range Betty BOO-doir 'Franken Babe Betty'. I coloured them using Copic markers and added a little bit of sparkle with Waterfall Stickles on her eyelids and a Red rhinestone for her earring.

Monday, 20 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween- Embossibilities

We are over the halfway point now with the 13 Days of Halloween over at
and I am busy ticking over new ideas and still having fun creating.
Today I have a card with an embossed background. The embossing folder I used was from Sizzix and featured Halloween words. After embossing the white card stock I covered the card in Distress Stains- Dusty Concord, Faded jeans and Broken China graduating the colours from lightest to darkest. I then distressed the embossing and edges with Walnut Stain ink before adding highlights with Treasure Gold Pewter gilding wax.
The image I have used is from Simply Betty Stamps and is 'Batty Jude' from the Teen Scene Halloween 2012 Collection of digis (the sentiment is also from this range). They are a great set of images and I have printed off others to use on some Halloween projects!
I coloured the image using my Copics and used foam tape to lift the image up off the embossed background.  The branches were from my stash of Prima goodies I had been saving for a Halloween project.
I continue to be amazed by all of the beautiful projects the contestants in the running for Princess Of Halloween come up with every few days and hope some of you are stopping by Betty's blog to have a look and maybe enter a contest!
Thanks for stopping by and thank you too for feedback on my projects for Halloween.