Sunday, 29 July 2012

totally tilda - summer fun!

Just a quickie tonight!
Apologies for being so late, Logan came home from Cadet camp on Friday evening and I must be honest I was seriously thinking some of his things may need to be chucked out!! imagine if you are brave enough a 14yr old boy, add rain, mud, sweat, camoflage cream, the oil stuff they use in their little stoves, that smells of fish!! add heat, package it all up in plastic bags to ferment for up to 2 weeks and voila!!! a weapon of mass destruction!! So thank you so much to the lovely Tammy, for pointing me in the right direction to a cleaning blog, and so I was up till 12am on friday and started again 8am on Sat and didn't stop til I had the last lot washed at about 6pm on Sat, but now I am paying it with a nice fybromyalgia flare up!! and tomorrow we are going to Glasgow for shopping and Sushi!! So as soon as I am finished this post it's beddy byes for me!!
Anyhoo onto my card!! I have been putting this of because it stinks!!! Lol!!!
not much to say!!! I was going for clean and simple and ended up with  ....... hmmm words fail me!!! Lol!! 
This week over at Totally Tilda we would love to see your Tilda's having some summer sun!! maybe it's the lack of summer that had me lost!!
Love to you all!!
Jacqui P x

Sunday, 22 July 2012

A very merry un-Christmas to you!

Hello my blogging friends! 
Well yesterday was Summer today is definitely Autumn! It's not cold to be fair, but it's really windy! you know that creepy type of wind that really sets the trees going, like in the Omen when you just know someone is about to get it!! Lol!! or is that just me in day 8 of my solitude letting my imagination get the better of me! I noticed I was talking to myself yesterday!!!.......well... even more than usual!! Lol!! One bonus the the house has never been cleaner sorry Jenny !! consider me slapped!! Rofl!!
Anyhoo merry un-Christmas!!! yes folks today is my first Christmas card of the year!! The challenge over at Totally Tilda this fortnight is to use a magnolia sentiment, along with of course, your lovely tilda stamps!
This is the first time I have inked up this wee beauty! and isn't she a doll!!  She is coloured with my copics, the mat is a spellbinders die, I love this one! the snowflake is a Marianne die and the papers are MME and of course the stamps are Magnolia! I have added some glamour dust to the snowflakes and some twinklets under her feet and a little on her boots!
The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
TOMIC - Christmas with red, green and white
oh bugger just noticed they want stars as well!!! drat note to self read challenges carefully!!
Tilda's Town - anything goes
Stampavie and more - Christmas in July
PaperPlay challenge - Christmas in July
addicted to stamps - Christmas in July
Quirky crafts challenge - Christmas in July
Crafters Companion - HoHoHo Christmas
Simon says stamp and show - No Rules
stamptacular sunday challenge - To Die for use 2 or more dies (matt ,snowflake and image)
Well that's all from me today!  don't forget to pop on over to Totally Tilda to check out the fab inspiration from my talented teamies! have a great week! see you soon!
Jacqui P x

Saturday, 21 July 2012

challenge 50 - Shades of grey over at CYDA

Good afternoon peeps! 
Today I have 2 cards to share with you! I know I spoil you!! Lol!!
Well I was lucky enough to choose the theme over at Craft your Days away challenge for this fortnight,  now bear in mind I chose the theme quite a few weeks ago! and only yesterday did I realise it is in fact challenge 50! so we have 50 - shades of grey!! Oh plus one other colour!! 
Now I did try to read the much vaunted book and I have to say... Sorry I don't get it! maybe I'm old fashioned, but I would rather my hubby say he loves me, than tell me to kneel by the door with my hands tied, and call him sir!!!
Anyhoo I digress! So this week over at CYDA challenge as I said we have shades of grey and one colour! I chose shades of grey rather that black and white because I wanted to play with mixing the different copic greys together!
I really enjoyed playing with the greys, I have coloured  Bea with warm greys and her clothes with neutral and toner greys! the pinks are R20,21,11 and 00, the sentiment is Magnolia. I am getting more and more into the CAS look, although it can be suprisingly difficult, there is truly nowhere to hide, any smudge or mistake can't be hidden under a convenient flower! Although the odd crystal can be a life saver!! you will see in my next card!!!
So over at Basic grey challenges the challenge this fortnight is things with wings! and don't forget you have to use a basic grey product!  Now you will see just how much I enjoyed my greys!
This time I played with adding different colours! It has to be said they both look better in the "flesh" but I love them both!! notice the abundance of crystals!!! say no more!! Lol!! for this card I used the lovely Scarlets letter papers by of course basic grey! and the sweet fairy is LOTV! there is a lot of glitter on this card, on the dandy lions but unfortunately it doesn't show up!!
So Lots of shades of grey maybe even 50!!
The challenges I would like to enter are:
Papertake weekly - all things girly -  either card!
stamptacular suday challenge - wings and bling  - fairy card!
Deep ocean challenge - Fantasy world  - fairy card
sweet stampin challenge  -  Monochromatic  - teddy Bea card
cute card thursday -  fairy nice  -  fairy card
Have a great Saturday peeps, see you tomorrow with my Totally Tilda midweek reminder!
Jacqui P x

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

blingtastic or bling-king terrible!! answers on a postcard please!!

Morning all just had to squeeze in this card before I run out of time at the saturated canary challenge 
She's been sat looking at me since Sunday! Of course the Digi is absolutely stunning! and she was a freebie from the ever generous and beautiful Krista Smith! and I quite like the colouring, and the DP's, copics and dcwv respectively, I even really like my wee bow, and the corner is, if I say so myself a masterpiece!!! Lol!! it was silver and I heat embossed it with black sparkle powder!! but the bling!!!!! Hmmmmmm!! I went with the crystal and black to match the gorgeous prima embellie and somehow..... well it just looked wrong! but it's done now!! the bling in her hair is actually swarowski crytals, they were the smallest I had and still look a little big! her skirt has been given a good coating with glamour dust!
Well day 5 of solitude and I am still ok!! managed to get loads of housework done! but not soo much crafting!! Things must change!!!!! Lol!!
 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges!
Saturated canary - Bling it out
papertake weekly - all things girly
well thats all from me, I'm off to town now and it bucketing down with rain! how I wish I went yesterday when it was sunny!! well out with the wellies and see ya later!
Jacqui P x

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Feeling a little Jammy!

howdy Bloggers!
Well it's that time of year again! No. 1 son has gone off to annual camp with the cadets for 2 weeks! and just like last year it has coincided with hubbies 2 weeks away on the rigs! not sure whether to cry or dance around the house in me undies!!! ROFL!! I am hoping to get a bit ahead on my DT work, but it will depend on how much I miss my boys!! MOJO takes a holiday when I am feeling blue :(
Anyhoo onto this weeks fab challenge over at Totally Tilda! We would love to see your Tilda creations using of course our fav gal Tilda, but also a Magnolia sentiment! (it must be a magnolia sentiment!)
I have used the fab new stamp, Tilda with lovely jam, and sweet wonderful you sentiment!
I have used copcis  to colour and the papers are also magnolia! 
Now just a little explanation about my colours for the sweet stampin,  flag challenge!!!..... Yes folks although I live in and love Scotland, I am in fact.... a very proud Taffy (Welsh!!)!!!! and maybe not too many peeps know we have a beautiful flag that is half green, half white and has a beautiful proud red welsh dragon in the middle!!!
the challenges I would like to enter are:
deep ocean challenge - sea of love
Simon says stamp challenge - lets get fruity
ABC challenge - T for two (2 papers)
sweet stamping challenge - get the flags out -Wales!!
So don't forget to pop on over to the totally tilda challenge and check out the fab inspiration  by my talented teamies! and have a great sunday!!
Jacqui P xx

Hmmm I think I fancy some Jam................

Saturday, 7 July 2012

summer fairy finna!

Good morning!
Well summer is over! the rain is back! well we did have 4 lovely days, can't be greedy can we? YES!!!!!!!! 
Today over at basic grey challenges we want to see "fun in the Sun"
Now I have a confession to make!! this theme was my idea!! now I came up with it months ago, but when it came time to make this card I suddenly thought hmmm what constitutes "fun" does my card have to show action, or can someone be having fun just picking flowers? and what did I mean by sun? does my card have to be set at the seaside for example? yes folks I can get a bit OCD about themes, well I mulled over my conundrum for about a week, getting stamps out and putting them back, now when I get like this, I can't make anything else, I just get blinkers and have to finish the card that is on my mind!! So eventually after dismissing all my stamps (?????) and all my digi's (??????) I found this wee beauty at Mo's! and she looks like she is enjoying herself!! and it's defo sunny, as she has her swimming cozzie on so Voila!! the rest as they say is history!! the rest pretty much fell into place, as I browsed my Basic grey papers this Kioshi one jumped out, and I had my colour scheme. colouring is with my copics, doily is cheery lynne, flowers are prima.
the challenges I would like to enter are:
totally paper crafts - here come summer (there went summer here!!)
papertake weekly - anything goes
dream valley - things with wings
ABC challenge -  S for Suprise
Well have a good weekend all!
Jacqui P x

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Totally Tilda - beside the seaside or sea!!

Good morning all!
Today over at Totally tilda challenge We would love Tilda to visit the Sea! our theme is Sea or seaside!
well I have used my fav, Tilda in Key Largo! This is the first shaker card I attempted and wow it was a steep learning curve! after I had finished I said "never again"!!! but now I can't wait to have another go using some ideas of my own!
The papers I have used are heidi grace shimmer glitter papers, with the co-ordinating plain cardstock! the image was coloured with my trusty copics, the flowers are WOC and the cloud is a do-hickey die.
So don't forget to pop on over the the blog here to check out the fab inspiration from the rest of the team!
The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
My Mums craft shop - favourite stamp
Charisma cardz challenge  - anything goes
deep ocean - hello summer
Well the weather is lovely outside! so I am off out to a sunday market! have a great day All!
Jacqui P x