Saturday 29 September 2012

Dr Digi–Uriah The Undertaker Halloween Card

My card today is showing one of the new releases from Dr Digi’s  he will be available from next This one is Uriah The Undertaker, if you haven’t yet checked out Dr Digi’s then you’re missing out. He is also on Facebook here so if you want something fun to make a unique card get over there now, you never know there may even be a freebie or two (wink).

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Coloured with Prisma pencils and ribbons from Ribbon Carousel, Black Crochet ribbon, Purple Satin Ribbon

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Friday 28 September 2012

AquaMarker Winner

We have a winner for the 20 new AquaMarker Colours



If you didn’t see the tutorial it is here, it shows just how easy these are to work with, you can even travel with them, ideal for artists and crafters alike.

Thank you to all that entered and left such sweet comments.

The winner is


Oh WOW Jak these colours are gorgeous! Fab turorial, thanks for showing and having the chance to win these little beauties!
Debbie x

Please contact me with your details, my email is on the side bar title your email Aquamarker Winner

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Thursday 27 September 2012

I Dunno!

You know crafters are their own worst critics don’t you? we spot all the little flaws when actually it makes the card unique.

Well I can honestly say that I love this card.

I love the I Dunno image from Mo’s Digital Pencil,

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I love the Memory Box die cut corners, I love the Bo Bunny paper.

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I love the black striped satin ribbon from Ribbon Carousel 

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I just love this card.

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Wednesday 26 September 2012

This is what it is!

Well, not one of you were close.
Basically I pimped my ride, I went today and got these to help me.
I told you that I was going to get some, apparently they are all the fashion.
So this was the image I showed you first
And this is what it is.
It is the front view of my walking sticks, aren’t they posh now.
I can’t believe you never guessed it, go on admit it you all want some now.
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So What is this?

Decorated with Mei Flower pearls, gems and Ribbon Carousel vintage seam binding, it is one of a pair.

I think this could be the next big thing in crafting, spreading the beauty and customisable at it’s best.

So what is this?


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Tuesday 25 September 2012

Riding the Waves

Well seeming at though we have had a massive downpour all day I needed something to cheer me up, I even stooped so low to put on the heating, well that was until Chris informed me that I was melting his skin with the heat.

Grandson Jack has just had another holiday and Granda Chris gave him some pennies to buy an inflatable for the pool.

I could seriously kiss his face off. This is him was his Mam Lauren (daughter)

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Monday 24 September 2012

Bedtime story or not?

When my two were little we always made a big thing of a bedtime story, they used to get quite excited about it. My Mam when babysitting would spend hours reading a bedtime story and sometimes stories to the girls and we were never quite sure who out of the three of them enjoyed it most, I expect it was my Mam.

However my husband Chris did scar the girls for life when a kind Auntie bought them the Teddy Bears Picnic, it was a book that the song was made into the story with matching pictures to the song verse, he soon realised that he could sing it to them quicker than reading the story so whenever he had to put them to bed that was the book he reached for, whether they liked it or not. They still t this day cringe if they hear the song.

This Just One Story by Mo’s Digital Pencil evoked all my memories.

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Isn’t she a sweetie?

My Nanna told me the most amazing stories, all made up but the way she told them had you imagining that you were there right in the middle of it all, I think she should have wrote a book and I reckon it would have been on the best sellers shelf.

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Sunday 23 September 2012

Ever So Funny

Some things in life just tickle you don’t they? I love the way my eldest daughter can make me laugh so much, we laugh so much together that at times I feel that I can’t breath.

What tickles you?

So Funny captures this perfectly, the expression on the dogs face tells it all. The image is by Mo Manning and available at Mo’s Digital Pencil.

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The ribbon is Silk Ribbon from Ribbon Carousel and the pearl is from Mei Flower 

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Coloured with Copic markers and prisma pencils and the frame is made up with the Memory Box Border Die Catalina Border. The edges have been blended with a brilliance ink pad and a Tim Holtz Blending tool.

Hope it tickles you.

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Saturday 22 September 2012

Hair Colouring Tutorial updated

Sorry for the delay but the hair colouring tutorial is now working.
Dont forget to leave a comment on the tutorial post for a chance to win 20 new shades of AquaMarkers

Aquamarker Tutorial, 20 New Colours Blog Candy

We have 20 new shades in AquaMarkers, isn't that brilliant? I wanted a way to show just how well they work for crafters as well as artists so I started to do some hair colouring.
This is a video what I came up with, you will see just how quick and easy these are to work with.

So for a little view of some of the gorgeous new colours.
Vintage Blue, Rusted Red, Viridian, Lagoon, Oak and Dusty Plum.
Also Saltwater, Bitterwood, Quicksand, Plum Blush, Granite and Pink Champagne
visit the Letraset Blog here
If you leave a comment on the blogs I will be choosing a lucky winner to receive all 20 of the new colours
Image used is from Saturated Canary Digital Stamps and the water-brush is from Kuretake

Thursday 20 September 2012

Dream Team Blog Hop of the Month–School

Its that time of the month when the Mo’s Dream Team come together and do a special project to give you a little inspiration and hopefully some Oooo’s and Awes along the way.

This Months theme for the Blog Hop is SCHOOL and I am our host and this is where the blog hop begins.

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I couldn’t resist using To School from Mo’s Digital Pencil for my card as they totally make me giggle there is a few in the range and I used one of the girls and one of the boys and merged them together.

They look such happy souls don’t they?

To School

Coloured with Copic Markers teamed with pretty papers and ribbon and Twine from Ribbon Carousel and a pretty button from Dainty Paperie 

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Next up is the very talented Gretha and she will have something amazing to show you.

Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there is a couple of spot prizes on comments left

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Wednesday 19 September 2012

Dainty Paperie Winner

Is it You? I have drawn a winner for the Dainty Paperie Blog Candy and I just know you are going to love this package from her, Just wait until you see how lovely everything is presented.

This will be a fabulous starting point for your Christmas Cards Dainty Dots, pins, buttons, felt, ribbon, leaf twine, lace and not forgetting the images.

So without further adu the winner is listed below



the winner is

BloggerJanette said...

Awwww she is so sweet and pretty Jak, she would cheer anyones day, gorgeous for the browse around the does anyone pick one thing they would buy.....a shortlist for me would include, some gorgeous pins, cherubs, ribbons, lace....and on and

13 September 2012 08:55


Congratulations Janette, Please contact me with your details and add Dainty Paperie Winner in the title of the email.

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Tuesday 18 September 2012

It’s Coming

I know, I know it’s cringable but it’s on it’s way, Christmas, the big C word, it should be a time to rejoice and instead we run around like headless chickens trying to buy as many gifts as possible for our loved ones.

Well this year I’m ahead, I already have the two main gifts for both Daughters.

So onto my card, this is Henry with Wreath by Mo’s Digital Pencil it also comes as a girl version, you get the character from Mo and I added the lettering myself.

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Such a sweet character to colour, I printed 1 extra Henry so that I could layer him up to make him pop.

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Coloured with Copic markers and added a ribbon from Ribbon Carousel and a button from Dainty Paperie 

I’m back from seeing the consultant and the MRI scan has been ordered and more paid meds advised and he said it is likely that an operation is needed eeeek!

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Help if you Can

When I heard that a crafty friend was to shave all of her hair off to help cancer victims because her own Mum was loosing hers through her cancer treatment my thought was just how brave she is.

Dawn Lancaster has a Just Giving Charity page where you can donate and make a difference no matter how large or small the donation.

Here are the pictures from Dawn on her head shaving day.


It doesn’t stop here though, Dawn is also  running two challenges at the moment to try to raise funds the first is on her blog  Dawn's Crafting the second is on The Crafty Pad Challenge blog both challenges have the same theme Breast Cancer Awareness/Think pink.

Although they have the same theme, they are separate challenges with great sponsor prizes up for grabs.

If you think you could help her raise awareness or give a little something please visit her Just Giving page here

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Monday 17 September 2012

Digital Christmas Papers

 Digital Scrapbooking Papers all ready for the christmas rush in card making, what could be better than to download them directly to your computer and being able to use them over and over again.

All sheets are 12 x12" and resolution is 300DPI 


Well as may have guessed I’m still having good days and bad with this wreck of a back of mine. Chris has been wonderful, I get a massage each morning with Voltarol which helps immensely.

I seem to be getting lots of pain down the fronts of my legs too like a constant ache, but rubbing seems to help.

Good news is I see my Rheumatologist tomorrow so hopefully I will get a light at the end of a very dark tunnel.

La Pashe has a new release coming which will blow you away, stunning is the word that comes to mind so I’ll get all of the girls to do some sneak peeks real soon.

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Friday 14 September 2012

Letraset Neon Marker Winner

I nearly forgot to do the draw for this, thank you to all of you that left comments.



The winner is.

BloggerLinda said...

Gorgeous cards and loving the white card with the neon butterflies they look wonderful.
Linda xxx

7 September 2012 07:08


Congratulations Linda, please drop me an email titled Neon winner with your details and I’ll get them posted out to you.

Wednesday and Thursday Meals









Tonight we had a Chinese meal - beef chow mien


I had a nectarine







3 Ryvita with seeds

Sliced cucumber

Halved plum tomatoes

Fat free cottage cheese

Wafer thin chicken


Home made chilli con carne

Use the best steak mince and dry fry or use vegetarian mince

Do not add any fat to the pan, there is no need.

I have to admit a cheat here as I use a homepride jar as well as tinned chopped tomatoes, onion and mushrooms to fill it out.

It serves 3 or 4 but I freeze what's left for the following week.

Boiled rice to finish.

No snacks today.


Thursday 13 September 2012

Dance Like You’ve Never Danced Before & A Giveaway

Don’t you just love feel good images?

Odette by Mo’s Digital Pencil is a definite feel good image, she just makes me smile.


Coloured with Copic Markers and Prisma pencils and cut out with a Nestabilities Oval die then framed with a Memory box die

The ribbon is a Mock Silk ribbon and the Button is from the same company (keep reading for a Giveaway)


Are you dancing yet? I am.

Now more about the Ribbon and Button


The company I’m featuring is Dainty Paperie and it sells some of the most awesome embellishments, all brilliant prices and all packaged beautifully too.

All my readers are being given a 15% discount to her store the discount code is JAK2012 and you enter JAK2012 in the coupon box and will receive the discount (code valid until 30th September)

I also have a giveaway from her. All you have to do is look around the store and tell me what you favourite embellishment is from the store here Dainty Paperie and you could with the goodies below.

You have until Sunday midnight to comment


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