Friday, 11 August 2017

Wnnie in bottle

 Hello again my dear crafty peeps I hope you’re well whatever the weather is doing your way What a summer we’re having this year (or should I say lack of L )
Anyways to brighten things u we have another challenge for you over at Polkadoodles this week and although our theme for you guys is always Anything Goes for us DT girls we had to create a summer theme!
So for my project I haven’t made a card this time (I know shock horror you did read right) I have created Winnie in bottle!

I have seen a couple of crafters do something similar makes but with different themes one was a ship in a bottle which was amazing so ladies thank you for the inspiration!
So how did I make this well I was all set to make a card then I paid a visit to the Works (as you do!!) and I saw these bottle with chipboard letters in the the size of the bottle looked perfect for this idea so I popped a couple (or 3 or 4) into my basket lol

I printed off Winnie from Starfish and Sandcastle collection along with some of the embellishments  (the flip flops sandcastle rubber ring and anchor) and one of the sentiments, printing them all off twice but in mirror image. I them cut them all out and glued together leaving to dry.
For the Winnie image I made sure to leave a tab about ½ and inch at the bottom so I could fold it outwards on both side and glue it to the bottom of the bottle to make it more secure.  Then while drying I found some sand paper that I tore to fit and glued that in place.
I attached the rubber ring, flip flops, sandcastle and sentiment to the outside of the bottle  then I wanted something to give the look of water so I raided my fabric stash for some tulle and coloured it blue with some distress ink  I then cut into smallish strips.

Once most f it was dry I took Winnie and got her inside the bottle being very careful not to behead her (as I did in my previous attempt ooopppsssss) then I added the tulle gluing it in place as I went along.
To finish off I added some real mini shells to the outside and inside and then added some micro beads and gold glitter to the inside to look a bit more sand like. 

The lid of the bottle was silver in colour and I wanted it to be a more gold/brown and weathered so a coat of gesso and then some brown acrylic paint and some Tim Holtz distressed spray stain in tarnished brass  blasted with the heat gun did the trick. I then added some twine and fibres to the lid which I glued in place then added more shells
Well I hope you like it I certainly enjoyed making it and I will see you very soon

Happy Crafting

Jacki xx

Friday, 4 August 2017

Anything Christmas Goes

 Happy Friday folks hope you’re having a great week I am still in holiday mode at the moment and struggling to get back into things. Still have to try.
Anyhoooooo I have a card for you today as it’s inspiration week this week over at plkadoodles for our ATG challenge us DT girls were asked to make anything Christmas so this is officially my very first Christmas card for 12017  will be making very soon as I don’t want to leave it till last minute like usual lol

Anyway a really easy card I used embellishments from the Nordic pic n mix 3 and took 3 of the baubles and made a simple 5½ x5½ card  I also added one of the sentiments from the set. Then I printed the baubles out again onto some extra card and cut out then glittered and added 3D tape and added to card.

To finish off I added some small gems and a bow to the baubles then using a Sakura glitter pen I traced the sentiment to add some more sparkle.
Hope you like it and I will see you next week with another DT card for Polkadoodes so stay tuned

Happy Crafting

Jacki xx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Happy 20th Anniversary

 Good afternoon crafty friends I hope you are all fine and dandy it has been a lovely day here today quite warm and sunny(though you wouldn’t believe it August more like May)
Right I have a card for you today that I made for Phil(Hubby) for our 20th Anniversary. Thank you to everyone for the best wishes, we had an amazing time, a lovely day out and then a beautiful meal and a restaurant called VillaLinda  if anyone is in the Mijas area of Spain anytime soon I highly recommend it, The food is delicious and the waiters are so friendly and helpful.
I also thought I would share a few pics of my holiday.
This was me on our first night 
Me on our Anniversary night just going out for our meal(hubby brought me the dress and shoes as an anniversary pressie and I love them)
Me and Phil

 Like I said we had an amazing time we went to the Butterfly Park in  Benalmadena which was totally not what we expected in a good way it was way better then on to Selwo Marine Park to see Dolphins and penguins and other lovely animals.
Had a butterfly land n my shoulder didn't even feel it 

at the butterfly park

Selwo Marine Park dolhins

Me on our last night

Me and Phil

So as I said my card today is my anniversary card for hubby it’s an A5 card with papers from pixel scrapper which have been inked and distressed.

The image is from Mo Manning called Valerie in love  I added our initials to the balloons as an extra touch(soppy sod I know) I coloured the image in with a mix of polychrome prisma and luminance pencils then embellished with 3 buttons keeping it pretty CAS.

I finished the card by making the insert using papers from the front and bringing the image through uncoloured to tie it all together

So there you have it I hope you like it and I will see you all very soon with more makes

Right before I go we are having a bit of a DT call over at  so if you are interested please pop over on Friday when it will  be official. We are a great team of girls always having a laugh you will get images for each challenge and you only have to create a make once a month. You will need to be on Facebook though as that is where we have a mother meetings lol. If you are unsure about joining a DT just go for it you have nothing to lose we all have to start somewhere and where best to start than with us!!!!


Happy Crafting

Jacki xx

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Happy Birthday Dear Husband

Hello lovely people, another of Phil’s birthday cards to share with you again today this one is one I made from myself. Again I have used a Mo Manning image called Breezy.
The card is another 8x8” and the papers are from pixel scrapper which I have distressed and inked the edges.

I printed the image along with the sentiment it was on the line s of the Marilyn Monroe theme “Happy Birthday Mr President” as that’s what this image puts me in mind of, so anyway I printed them both off together then coloured the image with a mix of pencils mainly polychromos, prisma and luminance, then I created the background by masking off the image and using distress inks.

 I then embellished the card with buttons.

For the insert I added the image to the left page and added a verse which I thought was fitting to the right using papers that were used on the front to tie it all together

Hope you like it and I will see you very soon.


Happy Crafting

Jacki xx

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Phil's birthday card from Amy

Hello my lovelies I hope you are all well I am sorry for lack of posts but Phil and myself have  just got back from 2 weeks of total bliss. Had an amazing holidaywill be posting some pics on my blog soon and there are some already on my FB page if you want to head over and see them.
So this card was made for my daughter to send to Phil as it was his birthday and our 20th Wedding Anniversary while we were away.

The card is 8x8” and is a Mo Manning image called computer guy. I picked this as this is the kind of image we see when we look at Phil from the sofa we just see the back of his head and the computer screen lol.

 The image was coloured with a mix of pencils Polychromos, Prisma, Luminance, and so on
I used papers from Pixel scrapper and embellished with brads and buttons
I completed the card with a matching insert and job done,

 Hope you like it sorry again for being AWOL  I seem to have lost a couple of followers on my FB card page maybe they couldn’t wait till I came back oh well
Hope you like it and I will see you very soon.


Happy Crafting

Jacki xx

Friday, 7 July 2017

Two fat boys (DR Digi)

Hellllloooooooo happy Friday you crafty peeps I hope you’re all well.  Well it’s another week and another challenge here at Colour Crazy and we are so lucky to be sponsored by Dr Digi (all links at bottom of post) as soon as I knew we were sponsored by this great company I knew exactly what image I wanted to use. I’d seen this image a few times and it reminded me (in a jokey way) of one of my cousins (he’s gonna kill me hahaha) and it’s his birthday tomorrow

Anyway while I can still breathe, my card is A5b in size the papers are a freebie from somewhere but unfortunately  I  don’t have the details anymore I have distressed and inked with faded jeans DI.
I coloured the image with a mix of polychromo, Prisma, Lyra and Luminance pencils then masked off the image and created the background.

To embellish the card I added some hessian threads and a couple of buttons and then on with the insert.

For this I kept it simple just one of the papers from the front then a blank piece and added the uncoloured image and the happy birthday greeting.
So there you have my card I hope you like it and I will see you again very soon

Links you will need to find what is used and where to find us

Jacki xx

Red White and Blue

Hello lovelies, it’s time for this weeks inspiration post over at Polkadoodles. The theme for us DT girls was RED WHITE and BLUE but for you peeps it’s always Anything Goes.
 I have a very quick and easy card for you today in honour of our USA doodle fans I have made a Happy independence day card using the very sweet Lil’ Miss Sugarpops (pre coloured) I have used papers from the Winnie special Moments collection I also used some digital candy from this collection as well really simple to put together I printed off the papers of which the top sheet I printed Lil’ Miss Sugarpops directly onto then distressed the edges and inked then layered onto my card. 

 Hope you like it and I will see you very soon with some more make.  

Links to find us

Happy Crafting
Jacki xx