Monday 31 October 2011

The Gift

Well I’m not sure about you but I get so much more pleasure in giving a gift, to watch the faces of excitement at what will be inside, my Mam often used to say this to me when I was young but I never really understood it until I had children of my own.

Now this fellow is gorgeous with his wrapped up gift tucked firmly under his wing.

Penguin with Gift by Mo’s Digital Pencil 

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Ribbon from Ribbon Carousel, Copic Markers and prisma pencils to colour. Stampin Up white luxury designer paper, Cuttlebug snowflake die and a pearl in the center to finish.

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Sunday 30 October 2011

Hoppy Christmas

Will you just look at the size of that carrot! I can see this little fella getting the tummy ache.

Bunny With Gift by Mo’s Digital Pencil Mo Manning

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Coloured with Copic Markers and Prisma Pencils and background papers by Graphic 45. Ribbon from Ribbon Carousel

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Saturday 29 October 2011

Remembering Dad

So here we are 3 years on, I still think about Dad every day, there is always something to remind me and it is often humorous, he had a wicked sense of humour.
As you know I have been enjoying looking through the old photos and I thought what better way to remember him that to make a mini digital scrapbook album. The music on it is something he used to sing at the top of his lungs on a Sunday morning when I was still at home.

I made the Scrapbook album using the My Memories Suite, I have to admit that I am hooked.

If you would like to get $10 off the original price of $39.97 pluse a $10 voucher off extra download embellishments use my code it is STMMMS48868 Enter the Code on the shopping cart page

Thursday 27 October 2011

Candy winner and a card

Another gorgeous image today and then the winner of My Memories Suite.
My card today was made using Handmedowns by Saturated Canary Digis and she’s just so lovely, I I kept the colours simple and added rose trim to soften the appearance of the card
I added some buttons and flowers that my wonderful friend Katie sent me from the US and some pearls to finish.


Now for my winner of the My Memories Suite Blog Candy

The Lovely Sharon has won

Sharon in Arizona said...

Oh my Jak - what a wonderful site!!!! This looks like a great product!!!!! And the choices - I could easily spend the whole day on their site alone. And you asked to pick a favorite????? Very difficult, but A Grand Day Pack or Moments of Every Day would be perfect to start scrapping my two beautiful granddaughters. Thanks for this great tip and offer, Jak. Hugs, sharon :o)

25 October 2011 19:26

Big congrats Sharon you are soooo going to love your prize, send me an email with My Memories Suite in the header and I will get your prize sorted out for you.

Thank you to everyone that entered the blog candy.

Don’t forget you can still get this at a bargain price by using my code

(As a special for all of my readers, my code will provide you a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store - $20 value!)

don’t worry about it being in the US as I downloaded mine straight to my computer with no problems at all from here in the UK.

my code is STMMMS48868  Enter the Code on the shopping cart page

You can also find My Memories Suite at


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Wednesday 26 October 2011

Fa la la la la!

I’m not afraid to say that this image took me a while to colour, I love the result I got though, sometimes after I merge a few images ready to colour I look at it for a good while before I start, then once I start I keep taking a break from it and keep walking away and only doing little bits at a time, it seems to stop me from making hasty colour decisions.

So the images used are Charlie Caroling, Maisie Caroling, Victoria Caroling and  Christmas lamp post or you can buy them in a set Ragged Carolers from Mo’s Digital Pencil.

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I used the Martha Stewart border punch for the pine needle frame I also used my Copic Airbrush for the background and finished with ribbon, a bell and a couple of pearls

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Tuesday 25 October 2011

Blog Candy Last Chance–Ends Tonight

Just a reminder that my blog candy for My Memories Suite ends tonight at midnight.

You too could be making gorgeous scrapbook layouts like these.

Click here to enter the blog candy

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Tempting Tuesday

I’m still playing with My Memories Suite and I love my latest two pages

The first is of my dear Mam, wasn’t she a stunner? I just love the ease of use to make the memories so special.


Now I can’t have Mam without showcasing Dad, it just wouldn’t be right. I love the way you can add wording to the background, I added a beautiful verse to this one.


Now if that doesn’t give you enough reason to get out those photo’s from the rusty tin in the cupboard then this just might.

So Tempting Tuesday is all about freebies so this is a little page that I made from the freebie from My Memories Suite my beautiful girls, where did the years go.


So the free layout to use with the program is this


And you can get it here

Now if you haven’t got the software yet I have a special code so you can get it cheap

(As a special for all of my readers, my code will provide you a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store - $20 value!)

Don’t worry about it being in the US as I downloaded mine straight to my computer in the UK with no problems at all.

my code is STMMMS48868  Enter the Code on the shopping cart page just click the above picture to start shopping.

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Monday 24 October 2011

Extra, Extra! Read all about it.

Extra, Extra! Read all about it, Santa Claus is coming to town…

Isn’t this little paperboy brilliant, he could be announcing all sorts of occasions Extra by Mo’s Digital Pencil 


Coloured with copic markers and teamed with background papers from Raspberry Road Designs some red pearls and gold twine and a Cheery Lynn Doily die cut out on the Cuttlebug, Labels 4 by Spellbinders, some punched out gold leaves and some little red bells to finish.


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Sunday 23 October 2011

Daylight Winner

I have a winner for the Daylight Lamp and Flashlight.

I nearly forgot to do the draw as i have been mega busy so it came to me in a light bulb moment.

The winner is

No.2 Carol

So thrilled for you Carol as you are a long time follower.

Please send your address to me via email with the topic daylight winner and I’ll get is posted to you as soon as possible.

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Saturday 22 October 2011

Just a Boy

Meet Smitty by Saturated Canary Digis , he is just a boy, coloured in denims and yes a broke the blue and green should never be seen rule, I’m feeling daring hee, hee!


Coloured with Copic markers and Prisma pencils bcking papers are from DCVW, some buttons a sentiment cut out with Stampin Up punches and a piece of my blue jeans as a ribbon band.


Family Picnic

I made a new layout with the My Memories Suite


Dont forget i have an amazing offer for you on this software.

my code is STMMMS48868  Enter the Code on the shopping cart on checkout.

you will also receive a $10 to shop in their store so thats an amazing $20 saving.

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Friday 21 October 2011

My Memories Suite and a Giveaway

Wow this is exciting news for you all.

Have you wanted to try digital scrapbooking? or create a photo book with all of your photographs? This could be the perfect solution for you all and best of all it’s easy. Just think of all the Christmas gifts it could solve for you, creating a photobook or scrapbook to give to your releatives, something personal to them that you have made and that no-one else in the family can double up on.

I’ve teamed with My Memories Suite and I will be giving you the chance of getting this at an amazing price.

Even if you are afraid of technology you will be able to create something quite stunning with it and they even have some free layouts that are available to download straight into your program.

Here is a couple of layouts that I knocked together in no time.

this one was my first made from scratch just a two minutes to complete, it is my Nephew Craig and his gorgeous little boy Alfie.


This one was my second just playing with ready made photo layouts within the program and then adding the background and embellishment pieces to match. Grandson Jack


My next is a ready made quick page that I downloaded then added a couple of extra embellishments to finish. My Grandmother with her brothers and parents and my Great Grandma in the other photo.


The chance to win

So all you have to do for the chance of winning the digital scrapbooking software is go over to there site here and then leave me a comment telling me which is your favourite digital paper pack or layout.

have your comments in by Tuesday 25th October at midnight as I will choose a winner the following day


If you can’t wait to win and would like to get your hands on one to get started

(As a special for all of my readers, my code will provide you a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store - $20 value!)

don’t worry about it being in the US as I downloaded mine straight to my computer with no problems at all.


my code is STMMMS48868  Enter the Code on the shopping cart page

You can also find My Memories Suite at


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Thursday 20 October 2011

Dream Team Project of the Month–Colours of Autumn

Its that time again and this Month's theme for the Blog Hop is Colours of Autumn and as i am the host this month this is where the blog hop begins.

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We will hold this every third Thursday of the month , we aim to give you a little inspiration and hopefully a few Oooo's and Awe's along the way.The Dream Team is made up with some of the most talented ladies so be sure to give them all a visit and leave them a comment as there is a couple of spot prizes up for grabs.

I picked the Chimney Sweep for my project this month and it can be purchased at Mo’s Digital pencil 

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So much character in this little Chimney Sweep image, he’s adorable.

Coloured with Promarkers by Letraset and I also used their new inks on the claybord with the leaf stamp on top and some of the background shapes, love them.

Some pearl, gems, ribbon and DCWV papers to finish.

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Next up is Lori and I know she will have something amazing to show you.

Remember to leave comments on all of the blogs to be for a chance of winning one of the spot prizes.

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Wednesday 19 October 2011

A Must have for Promarker Users

Finally a way of seeing the colour of your pens if stored upright, they come in blank and Pre coloured

Letraset are even giving you the chance to win a set of these beauties see here to enter

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Sprocket Rockette Steampunk

Another from the Krista Smith collection Sprocket is available from Saturated Canary Digis and she is just beautiful.



Coloured with Copic markers and teamed with My minds Eye Scrapbook paper, the sprockets are by Spellbinders, a pretty ribbon and some silver ribbon mesh and a little butterfly to finish.


Dont forget to add your name to my followers Blog Candy here

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Tuesday 18 October 2011

Ivy–Bright Spark

Ivy is such a fun character by Krista Smith at Saturated Canary Digis

I teamed her with papers Apple Cider Papers from Raspberry Road Designs


Coloured up with Copic markers papers matted and layered onto green card stock, pretty ribbon buttons candle and an apple made with a punch.


Followers Blog Candy below this post here


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Monday 17 October 2011

My New Toy and Blog Candy

I’ve got a new toy from the UK Daylight Company that I can carry with me all of the time, I love working in natural light, not only is it kinder on the old eyes but it also gives true colour which is a must for me. I loved this new toy so much that I also got one for Chris, as some of you know he not demonstrates at model shows so this is ideal for taking with him as it runs on batteries so he never has to worry about a socket point.
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Picture the scene, Sunday night Downton Abbey on the TV something I wouldn’t want to miss, normally I would have to down tools whilst watching but with this LED Lamp & Flash light (yes it is also a torch) I can just grab a few pens and what ever I am working on and take it into the front room and colour while watching my favourite TV show.
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It boasts 28 x LED's on Lamp and 6 x LED's on Flashlight and packs a mighty punch for it’s size the other main factor for me was it’s weight can you believe it is only 1/2lb or in todays weight tally 0.32kg we are going to keep one of ours in the car for emergencies.
Not only should you have one of these but I’m going to give my followers the chance of winning one of these.

So the rules are

  • You must be a follower of my blog

  • You must link this on your own site or facebook or a forum. (if not you must mail me for confirmation before adding your name.

  • You must add your name to the inlinkz to be in for a chance of winning.

  • You must leave a comment telling me why it will make a difference to you for your crafting.

We're still Swimming for Katie


There is a team of talented girls doing another hop for our dear Katie today so please hop along with them and get some inspiration.


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