Friday, 17 February 2017

Dreaming of Summer

Good morning crafty friends whave a new challenge for you over at  The theme is Anything goes and we are sponsored by the lovely All Dressed Up  

My card is A5 and papers are from Nothing but Freebies

I coloured the image (Dreaming of Summer) with a mix of pablo, polychromo and luminace pencils

To embellish the card I added lace and hessian and made a shabby bow from hessian threads and added a large button

To complete the card I made the insert using one of the papers and bringing the image through


Happy Crafting
Jacki XX

Monday, 13 February 2017

Love you to bits

Hello my favourite people I hope you all well I actually felt a little better the weekend so managed to get a little card making done. Seems like forever since I last made a card from scratch. 

Anyway I needed to make a card for Valentines for Phil (well we have to show willing don’t we haha (he knows I love him really). My card is my usually 8x8” and papers from pixels scrapper (all links below)

I distressed edges and inked with distress inks then matted onto white card which I coloured again with distress ink.
The image is by Mo Manning called love you to bits isn’t she adorable I had so much fun colouring her (I know I am so easily pleased just give me a cute image and some pencils and I’m as happy as 9 pence) 

I coloured with a mix of polychrome, luminance, lyra and Pablo pencils then masked of the image and created the background. 

I made some small tags with the greetings and added them with some hessian threads (yep still using them lol) then added some heart buttons to finish the outside.

For the insert I did my usual style using the papers from front and bringing the image through this time fading it into the background and laying the verse over it.

Hope you like it and hopefully I will see you soon

Happy Crafting
Jacki XX

Friday, 10 February 2017

Get well

Good morning crafty peeps I hope you’re all well and keeping warm and snugly
I am taking 5 mins out to bring you a card I made over the weekend.
As most of you will know from my FB page my mother is ill in hospital with Pneumonia, kidney failure and sepsis she also has a swelling on the brain which is being looked into.

So I thought I should make a get well card for her, as I am not well myself and the travelling to and from the hospital and the noise from the ward is making my condition worse I wanted a quick and simple one so this is what I came up with.

The paper I used is from pixel scrapper and I just quickly distressed the edges but didn’t ink them.

The image is called sick and is from Mo Manning I coloured her in with a mix of Pablo, polychromo, Luminance and lyra pencils then I masked her off and did the background with distress inks
I added some bits of ripped tissue to the image to add texture (it was a clean tissue it didn’t need that much texture lol) I have seen a couple of people do this and the cards looked great so thought I would give it a go. 

To finish off I doodled some lines around the image to frame it then added some gems to corners.

I finished the card with an insert using the same paper as on front and bringing the uncoloured image through then adding a verse

Hope you like it and hopefully I will see you soon


Happy Crafting
Jacki XX