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Saturday, 23 October 2010

Vintage Birthday Card

Hi there bloggers, I hope you're all having a great weekend.

This is the birthday card I made for my niece (the younger sister of the one that I made the fairy card for). She works in one of Glasgow's swankiest hair salons and loves all things fashion related. Every time I see her dressed for a night out she's dressed in a vintage dress so it had to be a vintage card, didn't it.

I couldn't find an image I liked so out came my trusty pencils and I drew this myself, scanned it and produced my own digi-stamp. I wanted something similar to the dress she wore last Christmas so this is what I came up with. It's coloured in with Promarkers.

I blended the edges of a bit of white card with some dark copper coloured ink to match the dress and distressed it with a pair of scissors, then used the ink again to get a darker edge and then mounted the image with some foam tabs.

I then used the same ink on the Cuttlebug swirls folder and ran it through the bug with another bit of white card. The brown card is from stock and I distressed the edges of this and the Cuttlebug card too. (Can you tell I was getting into this distressing malarkey?) I stuck some teeny bits of ribbon loops to the back of the image mount and stuck on some little pearls.

The sentiment is a from a freebie set from Caz , that Claire gave me the link for, also inked but not distressed.
The whole thing is mounted onto some cream coloured card stock.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Sketch Challenge - #49
Stamp Something – October Digi Day Challenge – My own digi-stamp
Charisma Cardz Challenge #40 – Vintage
Hodge Podge Shop Challenge #2 – Monochromatic
Lexi's Creations Challenge #25 – Happy Birthday

Stamping with the Dragon #12 - You Got Ink

Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Jaqui x

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

All of the Christmas Cards

Black on White

White on Black
Black on Black

White on White

Red on Black

Hello again,

I decided rather that post all of these separately I would just show you them all. This is my selection of Christmas cards (so far). I've already shown you the black tree on white background one and my own red on white one. These are all the other variations. I've tried to make them all the same with the same size trees and backgrounds, the only differences are the borders. I've glittered them all.

I just have to decide now whether to stick with making more of these or do different coloured versions of the red one... Or do something completely different.

(The black and white versions are made using Jak Heath's freebies)

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:

CraftyCardmakers - Challenge #32 Use a Freebie (all of the black and white cards)

Scrap-Creations - Christmas Challenge

Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #22 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by and if you've any suggestions they'll be greatly received.

Jaqui x

Monday, 18 October 2010

2nd of a Selection of Christmas Cards

Hi There,

I thought I'd better get started on my Christmas cards. You may remember I posted a black a white card a few weeks ago, so this is a variation on that one.
I bought a snowflake embossing folder and a Christmas tree brass stencil. After much messing about with the stencil trying to get it to emboss, or using some ink pads I basically gave up on it – if anyone knows how to use them properly can you please let me know before I throw it in the bin L.
I resorted to my old faithful Photoshop and decided to make my own snowflake tree similar to the black and white one I'd used before (ala Jak Heath). It's not as good as her's but I wanted to be able to change the background colour and didn't think I should mess about with her one.
I mounted the embossed snowflakes on black card and stuck it to a blank card from my card stock. I printed it off my tree and mounted it on black card, raised it up with foam tabs to give it a bit of 3Dness. I added a touch of glitter for some sparkle. I didn't want to add a sentiment, I thought it was obvious as it was but I stamped the inside.
Hope you like it cos I've got more to show you – I was a little production line making these J
Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments, I really appreciate it.

Jaqui x

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Fairy Birthday Card

Hello again,

Thanks for popping in to visit again. Today I want to share a card I made for my niece's birthday. I'm not gonna tell you how old she was cos it shocked us both J I used a card blank and layered it with some dark blue card. I then used some handmade pink and blue paper and some ribbon. The image is one I've used before and is from Hannah Lyn, I have it as a digi-stamp but you now need to get it as a stamp from here. I coloured it in with ProMarkers and old fashioned felt pens (I really must buy some more ProMarkers). The flowers are Prima ones that I've coloured but the top two are punched out of the handmade papers using my trust Lidl punches.

Hope you like it. I have to admit it's one of my favourites.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

I Did It Creations - Challenge #25 "Girl of My Dreams" Make a Card for A Girl

One Stitch At a Time - Challenge #35 "Embellish It"

Have a nice Sunday night and see you all again soon.

Jaqui x

Saturday, 16 October 2010

A Huge Thankyou to Green Pixie

Hello again,
I hope you're all having a good weekend in blogland.

This post is to say a huge thank you to Green Pixie.  She makesAmigurumi's (little crotchet creatures), but she has been making mug cozies too. She recently did a little giveaway on her blog where you had to tell her which one you liked the most and guess what - I won one!! Not only did she send me the best mug cosy but she sent me a lovely mug full of some of her favourite drinks to go with it – and a little bar of chocolate (but you'll have to ask my OH what that was like as he snaffled it)
Please check out Green Pixie's blog page and have a look at her little creatures – they're gorgeous – here's a little selection for you 

Thanks again for stopping by

Jaqui x

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Tiddly Inks Blog Candy

Tiddly Inks has a brilliant blog candy on offer.  Here's the list:-

3 sets of acrylic stamps, stacks of paper, cardboard, bits and pieces of goodies, mirrors and magnets, some cardstock and envelopes, a few finished cards and most important a CD of Tiddly Inks images worth $50....you pick the ones you want up to $50.

It looks great and you've got until the 4th November to enter (I'll keep it on my sidebar till then)

Good Luck

Jaqui x

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

40th Birthday Card

Hello there,

Thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog today. I've got a 40th Birthday card to share with you. I made this a while back for a girl that I work with. She had a thing about turning 40 and unfortunately every card she received mentioned it, she even ended up with a huge balloon above her desk. The lesson to be learned here is "don't let on it bothers you"

The bear was from Pollycraft Designs and papers for this were from  The Creative Cottage. The 40th sentiment was a freebie from Charmed Cards & Crafts. Everything else was from my stash.


Thanks again for having a peek at my blog, and as always thanks for taking the time to comment too.

Jaqui x

Monday, 4 October 2010

Cats, Cats and More Cats!

Hello again. Hope you've all had a good Monday (although does anyone ever have a good Monday?)

This was a little card I made a while back. The image has been coloured in with pencils, cut out on my nesties and mounted using a tight mat (draw round the outside edge of the nestie and cut out). I then made a frame using two slightly bigger nesties in the same card stock as the mount. It was all stuck onto a cream glittery card blank. Pretty simple but I liked it.

Now for the more exciting pictures – well I think so anyway...

I think it's about time I introduced you to our furbabies... Drum roll please...

Please meet Shadow, our tiger boy (he's half Scottish Wild Cat and boy does has have the temper to prove it)

And Kiarra (our little black dainty lady – although in this pic you can see she's still got markings)

And here they are in sleepy bliss

I could share more but they would only take over and it would become their blog.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks again for all your comments.

Jaqui x

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Flowers and Butterflies

Hope you're all having a good weekend out there in Blogland.

This is a card I made last week – I set myself a challenge to pick the first piece of paper/card out of my box at random and use it in a card. Oh what a challenge it was J I thought I was gonna go crazy.

I picked the gold paper (it is quite sparkly in real life but it's not showing up very well here). I then decided to kinda base it on the Splitcoaststampers sketch 299 it's only kinda cos I got my layers backwards (oops).

I mounted the gold onto some purple cardstock and stuck it to the card. I've had these chipboard butterflies in my stash for ages but have never been sure what to do with them until now. I embossed another bit of the purple card and stuck the butterflies onto it with some glue dots.

I printed the pale blue card from my pc and then stuck on a large purple flower (this is actually the wrong side – the other side has dots and sparkles on it but I wanted it plain), layered it with another smaller glitter flower and then a button. I wasn't sure about it and kept messing about with different embellishments but I finally settled on these and I really like it now. It's much more sparkly in real life, it's just a pity you can't really see it here.



Challenges Entered

Paper Sundaes Challenge #38 – Something from Your Stash (all of it)

Gingerloft Challenge No 3 – All that Glitters or Blings (the gold background paper and the silver glitter flower)

Thanks again for all your comments, they really do make me smile.

Jaqui x