Thursday, 1 October 2015

Through The Purple Haze Challenges-

East Wind images are fantastic to colour and we were so lucky to have them be our sponsor for the October challenge at Through The Purple Haze for the new Halloween/ Magical challlenge.
I have used Glamzombie for my card. She is available as a digi through East Wind at Etsy.
I coloured the image using Copic markers. MME papers are used as well as Spellbinder ans Memory Box dies. All pieces are edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the mulberry flowers, organza ribbon and bling are from my stash- as is the little plastic skull...I have a few bags of little Halloween Goodies that are perfect for card making!

Copic Colours Used:
Skin: YG91, BG93, G82, E93, YG11
Hair: W3, W5, W6, W8, W10
Clothing: G82, G24, V17, V22, V25, R11, E77, R05, E08, W2

I hope I have given you a little bit of inspiration and look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge at Through The Purple Haze this month!
Happy Crafting and let the countdown to Halloween begin,
Jackie x

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination- #53 Always Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts- Spots and Stripes/ Anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas- Must include a die #235 Anything Goes
Forever Dark 2- Dark side of Crafting

Thursday, 24 September 2015

A favourite shaped card for Christmas

As the year is quickly slipping away, I am trying to get a few Christmas cards made along the way so that I have some home made creations for a few special people. The new challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge blog using a favourite shaped card was the perfect opportunity to make a box card- I used several papers and lots of the delightful pre- coloured images from the Work and Play 5 Festive Hollybobs Collection. It is available as an instant download or as a CD. Fantastic value too! Just click on the link.

My box card uses a Santa, sleigh and present digi- all precoloured on the disc (these are also available as outlines for you to olour in your own way on the disc).
I resized the images in Word and made the sets of presents two different sizes so that I could place one stack behind the other to look like a huge cache!
THe sentiment was mounted using foam tape- I like to lift them off the base card so that they are not too hidden by bows and embellishments. 
Bling, a bow, some red Bazzill and a little distress ink were all I needed to add from my stash- everything else was from Workand Play 5. Do pop over to the shop and check it out- if Christmas is not your thing there are so many other collections to choose from.
Thanks for stopping by, Jackie x

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination- Always anything goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge- #141 Christmas and Sentiment
Southern Girls- Whimsical, Cute and or Fun

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Polkadoodles New Challenge- Shabby chic

Today is the start of a new challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog. The theme is shabby chic and I have to say I had a hard job choosing which image to use for my card because there were so many to choose from from all of the collections. The image I chose is from the Twiggy and Toots CD collection . 

Copic colours used:
Owl: YR31, E55, E55, E37, E79, YR04, E93
Eyes: YG11, YG63, YG67
Dress: E93, W2, W3, R02
Flower: E93, V01, W2, W3
Background: W3, W4, W5, G000

Embellishments: Prima flowers and other flowers and leaves from stash, Beaded trim, Webster's Pages lace, Cheery Lyn heart die, Paper doiley, Prima bling
Kaisercraft Paper range: Magnolia Grove
All papers were distressed and inked using Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your entries in the challenge!
Happy crafting, Jackie x

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Things With WIngs- Christmas Penguin

Have you had a chance to enter the Things With Wings Challenge over at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog yet? I am sure you will all be bursting to use the new Twiggy and Toots Christmas CD as your inspiration. I am using a brilliant older collection for my inspiration post. The cute penguin digi and holly elements are from the Work and Play- Hollybobs collection. I coloured the image using my Copic markers but if you are running short of time or are not keen on colouring in, there are images in the collection in colour all ready to just print off!!

Copic Colours used:
Penguin: W series
Hat: W2-5, E93, R05, R46, E09
Green Scarf and leaves: G09, G19, G21, G24, YG63
Beak and Feet: Y19, Y38, YR04, YR27, W6

The winter die is by Memory Box and the other dies are Spellbinders.
The digi image is mounted using foam tape and the pearls are by Flourish With Bling.
The paper collection is Mistletoe Magic- My Mind's Eye.
All paper is inked using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I am entering my card in the following challenges: Twas The Night Before Christmas Anything Goes Anything Goes Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enter the Polkadoodles challenge!
Jackie x

Monday, 31 August 2015

Through the Purple Haze Birthday Challenge

I can not believe it is the start of a new month! Where did August go?
There were so many entries in last month's flower challenge at
This month has a birthday theme and I have used one of the great digis  "Lucas" from
Zuri Artsy Crafty on Etsy. 

Copic Colours used:
Jeans: B99, B97, B95, B93, B00
Hat: W0, W2, W4
Shirt and Shoes: R24, E07, R89, E93
Skin: E00, E53, R93
Cake: BG34, BG13, R22, E93
Hair: E37, E47, E79, W10

I used a 6x6 pad from MME- Lime Twist/ Life of the Party
This paper was double sided so I managed to get all four paper variations from two sheets.
The bottom pink strip was a sizzix die and the large frame was a new one to my stash from Presscut called lattice frame. I love how there was a centre piece as a separate die in the set.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge- spare birthday cards are always handy to have made up!
Happy Crafting, Jackie x

I am entering my card into the following challenges: Birthdays #93 It's A Special Occassion #2 Anything Goes

Friday, 14 August 2015

Something New Challenge

The new challenge at Polkadoodle's Challenge Blog for this fortnight is to use something new to you. I waslucky enough to have the opportunity to play with the Work and Play 5 Collection- Hollybobs and now have my first Christmas card made!

The angel, sentiment, holly, heart and snowflake papers were all printed from the collection.
This was my first way of making a card in this fashion. 
I used a spellbinders die to create a layer, a lace remnant, red bling and the blue paper has been embossed with a holly design. All pieces were edged in Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain- I think the inking takes away the starkness of white edges with fussy cutting.
Hoping to see lots of you playing with Something New for the challenge...perhaps you will choose something new from the Polkadoodles store!
Have a wonderful weekend, Jackie

Friday, 31 July 2015

Sweet Pea Easel Card

This month's challenge at Through The Purple Haze Challenges is all about Flowers.
We are sponsored this month by Sweet Pea Stamps. I hope you have a chance to enter our challenge and maybe win a great prize from our sponsor.
The digi I used for my Design Team make was
Field Of Poppies. I have to say, I really love this image.
Copic Colours Used:
Skin: E51, E53, R20
Poppies: R12, R46, R05, E59
Dress: Y000,YG11,G43, YG45,G21
Leaves: E13,YG45, G82
Hair: G82, E31,E13, E53
Background: B0000, T2
Dies from WRMK (doileys), Spellbinders and Memory Box
Prima floral spray, Portocraft Bling, MME paper.
All pieces edged with Gathered Twigs distress ink. 
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting...
hopefully you will get some me time over the weekend,
Jackie x
I am entering my card into the following challenges: