Thursday 30 June 2011

Tip Toe Through the Tulips With Me

Are you singing along? I’m hoping one of the artists at Just Inklined reads this as he’ll be singing it all day long if he does.

Tulip Jug by Just Inklined  coloured with Promarkers by Letraset I used the funky fold card I dont know who made the original template for the card but if you google it you’ll find loads.

Card from the front.


Card from the side


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Wednesday 29 June 2011


Oh this was a devil to photograph, the butterflies that look black on the acetate are actually silver foiling but I’m sure you’ll get the gist of it.

The image is called Summer and is a digital Stamp by Funky Kits.

Coloured with Copic Markers and cut out with the long rectangle nestabilities by spellbinders and the dots are Dainty Dots from Dainty Paperie


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Tuesday 28 June 2011

Dainty Paperie Winner

After an early start this I have to admit falling asleep after dinner and forgetting to do the draw until now.

The lovely Ang at Dainty Paperie has offered up a wonderful package for our winner and here it is.


Ohh you are going to love these.

I will also send you my card

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And the winner is

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Number 245 which is James

James please send me your snail mail address and I will ensure your prize gets to you, Congratulations.

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Monday 27 June 2011

A Fishy Tale

Not really a fishy tale but this is what I got up to at the unearthly time of 05:30 am this morning, far too hot to sleep last night so I think by the end of the day I’m going to be needing match sticks to keep my eyes open.

Siren Lorelei is a digi stamp by Make it Crafty isn’t she a doll?


oh yes the card, I nearly forgot.


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Sunday 26 June 2011

Get Well Soon–Gripper Stebson

You know how it is, you need a mans get well card and you don’t want it to be like all of the usual flowery gardener wishy washy ones as you know he needs a smile.

So meet Gipper Stebson, I have to say this one would also be perfect for any occasion as it would suit my Father in Law to the ground, he would sit glued to his chair on a Saturday afternoon clenching onto the chair arm shouting at the TV whilst watching the wrestling, in fact Sky TV run the old stuff last year and when they didn’t continue with it he was shouting that he was going to cancel the Sky subscription ha ha.

Gripper Stebson is a new release from Just Inklined and can be purchased here


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ATG Gun Winner

We have a winner.

Firstly I wanted to thank each and every one of you that entered and that supports my blog, it keeps me sane you know.

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I used the random generator to choose a winner and I have to say that I think I may know the lady that has won, but I couldn’t be certain until they get in touch to claim their prize and what a prize it is, it’s my can’t do without craft tool.

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Number 277 is Marjorie Watson

Marjorie drop me an email with your snail mail address and I will get it popped in the post for you.

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Friday 24 June 2011

A Card and some News.

First up is some news….

After doing my demo on Promarkers last weekend I was asked if I would consider doing some private tuition, I thought long and hard on what techniques would be needed and I have planned a class for Saturday 20th August.

It will run from 10am until 3pm lunch and refreshments will be provided.

We will not be making a card, I want to fit as much technique in as possible.

The class will focus on blending skills, colouring skin, colouring hair, shading and shadows and background work.

6 Promarkers and a technique DVD will be included in the cost of the lesson. I was going to do some information sheets but I think sometimes visual is much better to learn from and the DVD will enable people to watch at their leisure and practice.

It will be held at Image-e-nation in Washington Tyne and Wear.

I do have a few places left on the class so if you want to brush up on your colouring skills.

Contact me at for more information.


Secondly my card, not sure if I like this one now but as my Mam loves it I thought I'd show it anyway. Another digital image stamp called Melissa from Funky Kits, coloured with Promarkers and used my airbrush to add a splash of colour to the background. A pretty ribbon and a chipboard flower to finish.


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Summer Days–Sybil

Another digital image stamp from Funky Kits i love the sketchiness of these drawings.

Coloured with Copic Sketch markers and I used design papers from Bo Bunny and used the Stampin Up birdie and branch punch and used ribbon to create her on a swing. Check out the flower embellishment I love these chip board flowers I got them from work and I’m sure if you inundate them with emails they will get them on the online shop at Imag-e-nation you get 5 in a pack for £1.50 and they could easily be seperated to create more.

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Thursday 23 June 2011

Dainty Paperie Giveaway and Guilty May

First up is my card with Guilty May from Mo’s Digital pencil I used more embellishment from my new found Etsy shop which has just the cutest items for your card making needs.
Lace , Flowers, Dainty dots and pin all from the Etsy Shop and you could win them along with this card.

guilty May

So onto my new find.


Is run by a lady who also makes stunning cards so she knows just what we need when it comes to embellishments, below is a picture of what you could win all you need to do is add your name to the Inlinkz button and you have until Sunday midnight to enter.

Ang the owner of Dainty Paperie is also offering my readers 5% off your order and discount code is JAK01 and you enter the code in the promotion box.


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Tuesday 21 June 2011

Beautiful Flora and Embellishments

After using a digital stamp for my card making yesterday from Funky Kits I couldn’t resist getting this little beauty too. Her name is Flora.

I also found the most delightful Etsy store full of fabulous embellishments and everything just kept dropping in my basket and when you receive your order it is all so pretty, the lace was wrapped around dolly pegs with a little pearl topped pin to secure the lace in place ooh and the pearl embellished large pins are just a delight. All of the embellishments on my card, lace, pins, pearls, buttons and flowers are from this cute as a button store and tomorrow Thursday I will have more to share with you about it and even a giveaway for some lucky person.


I used the Tonic Studios border system for the large scallop and coloured the image with Copic markers, the designer paper is from Papertrey Ink and the ribbon is a satin ribbon from Fantastic Ribbons.

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Monday 20 June 2011

Baby Jack Second Birthday Card

Oh my lord our little darling will soon be two years old, hard to believe. He is quite the chappy these days, he is a real wind up merchant just like his Mum, he has just the right gaze to melt our hearts and his Granda just worships him.

As soon as I saw the Nathan image from Funky Kits I new I had to make it for Jack. I have kept it CAS (clean and simple) using pastel blue with white and using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and Spellbinders Nestabilities Label dies to frame the image.


I'm also entering this into The Corrosive Challenge for ribbons and bows

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Sunday 19 June 2011

ATG–Automatic Tape Gun Giveaway.

As most of you know I love my ATG Gun and use it constantly to make my cards, it just half's the time in sticking things down and I even use it to add buttons flowers and the likes.

When I was stocking up on my tapes and extra gun just fell into my basket and thought it would be fun to give one away with 2 rolls of tape.

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So all you need to do is add you name below, you don’t need a blog to enter just add your name to the inlinkz button by Friday Midnight and I’ll draw a winner soon after.

I only ask you to shout it out to your friends, be it on a blog by facebook or what ever means you have.

Hurry Harold

Such a great image this one, and it will suit Chris’s dad down to the ground, it isn’t just fathers day for him today but it is also his Birthday so double whammy on the present and card front.

Hurry Harold even looks like him, he dots about all over on his scooter and it has given him his second wind since getting one.

happy Fathers day to all those Dads out there and hugs to those whose Fathers are no longer with them.

My card is an 8”x 8” card the papers are from a very old K & Co scrapbook pad.

Image is a digi stamp from Just Inklined and can be purchased here as a digi stamp and here as a digi print


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Saturday 18 June 2011

Come Out and Play

Come out and Play by Mo Manning reminds me so much of myself when I was little, me and my best friend Hazel all but lived in our roller skates we used to make up display routines and dance in them, looking back makes me giggle as we used to live next to a coal mine in fact right in the pit grounds and we would dance for the miners and often got pennies for our skating which went straight into the Pit Canteen for sweets ha ha, how embarrassing now.

You can purchase Come out and Play at Mo’s Digital pencil

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coloured with Copic markers and teamed with flowers buttons Cosmo Cricket designers papers and fancy punch work using the Tonic Studios border system.

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Friday 17 June 2011

Demonstration day–come and join me

I’m going to be demonstrating how to get the best from your Promarkers tomorrow (Saturday)at Imag-e-nation

I’ll be there all day showing blending techniques some nifty background tips, skin colouring, choosing colours etc.…. loads of offers.

promarker colour chart

It will be a fabulous fun filled day and word has it that the boss is on tea and coffee making duties so pop along and join us.



ALL DAY 9am-5pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday at our craft shop in

Washington, Tyne & Wear(Crowther Ind. Estate, behind Dainty Supplies)

HUGE SALE & Demonstrations ALL weekend

Loads of bargains, loads of summer crafting fun

What a Handsome Couple–Love is…

Growing old together…

Nothing sweeter than this couple don’t you think?
Young Love captured by Mo Manning at Mo’s Digital Pencil I’m not sure if Mo has brought this image over to her new shop yet but I’m sure if you give her a shout she will sort it for you. I coloured the digi stamp with Copic Sketch markers and layered the image with pretty designer papers and a sheer ribbon tied in a double bow.
young love

The couple below will be celebrating their Silver Wedding Anniversary in July so not long until they resemble the image above.

mam and dad

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Thursday 16 June 2011

Guilty as Sin

I managed to get a card made, thank you for all the well wishes. It all started last Wednesday when I felt like I’d been swallowing razor blades then the bad head aches started, I took the Thursday off work feeling quite poorly, Friday was much the same but I had so much to do that I had t just try and forget about it. Saturday morning the day of the wedding started with a couple of headache tablets and feeling pretty rough, got to the hairdressers they plied me with coffee. came home and more headache tablets, I put on a face of makeup for the wedding and got through it with smiles.

Saturday evening when we got home I made a hot toddy and Chris went off to bed, around 2 am I started the shakes I just couldn’t control them, I got into bed and snuggled up to Chris who thankfully put his arm around me and helped them to go away, Sunday I felt ill, aches pains horrendous head and watering eyes. I went to work on Monday but had to leave and come home and I’ve had 2 days since mostly in bed, thankfully I think the worst is over now.

So now onto my card, it is clean and simple I used 2 images Guilty Rocco and Guilty Bert and i just love their expessions Mo has captured them perfectly both digital stamps can be purchased from Mo’s Digital Pencil

Which one of this pair do you think ate them?

guilty Rocco and bert 

Coloured with Copic Markers corners scored and punched and a pretty ribbon to and pearls to finish.

Before you go the Dream Team are holding a Blog Hop I opted out of this one not knowing if I would get a card made but I know they’ll have some wonderful creations to show you.

It starts at 7am GMT and it kicks off at Heidy’s blog here

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Tuesday 14 June 2011

Commercial Breakdown

Due to head strong colds and fierce congestion we are having a commercial breakdown we hope to resume this as soon as possible.


Sunday 12 June 2011

Mother of the Bride and free sheets

Well I have a couple of pictures but won’t get my hands on the others till later but wanted to share a couple with you now.

Firstly the bride herself.


So radiant


Father and Daughter

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Bridesmaid Natalie (Daughter Laurens Sister)


Mmmmm me, Mother of the Bride

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And… remember the cup of tea at the church incident? this is the culprit my Nephew Craig


And some sheets for you I choose the colours of my Mother of the Bride outfit and made them into some pretty sheets for your paper crafting projects.

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You are free to use my sheets for personal use but please do not share, alter, claim them as your own or sell them, instead link back to my blog for people to download them.They are copyright protected.
Just click on the images and this will bring them to full size on your screen then save it to your computer.The sheets will print to a normal size A5 sheet, once saved to your computer double click on the file then from the top menu on your computer click, file then print this will then print out the Image

Mother of the bride pattern

Mother of the bride plaid

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