Saturday, 16 June 2018

Scrappy Birthday

Hello Everyone I am so sorry I have been AWOL for so long. Things haven’t been good if I’m honest. My depression isn’t lifting my anxiety is through the roof and my ear pain is really bad. So with all that it has dampened my mojo a tad.
On the happy note, we’ve had a baby!!! Oh he’s so cute he’s 9 weeks old and came to live with us on Monday and melted our hearts (well all except Scruff’s who is sulking) So I’d like to introduce to to Roman our little Ginger kitty.
 As you can see he's already a crafter

Things haven’t all been doom and gloom though I have asked to joing a wondwerful Design Team and had a couple of my cards on Create and Craft yesterday (but I forgot to take pics of them so if you saw the Rare Earth shows yesterday with our lovely Hels Sherriden then my cards were on there (yayyyyy super excited)

Anyway enough waffle about what’s going on here I have a card to share with you and it’s my DT inspiration for Mo Manning. I had to make a card for my Father in Law as it’s his birthday on the 7th June. I wanted a quirky card so I picked Scrappy all links will be at bottom of post)
 another $2 image from her store. This time I paired him with some papers from Pixel scrapper and coloured him with my copics markers. I added a couple pf clip art doggy bones as embellishments to finish.

For the inside I used one of the papers from the front and the uncoloured version of Scrappy then made uo the verse inside, well I thought it was funny lol .
So there you have it and I hope you like it.
I do have loads more makes to share like some of the Mel Heaton signature collection but I just haven’t had chance to edit any of the pics yet but fear not they will be done J
So there you have it I hope you like it and I will see you very soon

Links to find the downloads and all things me and what I have used


Happy Crafting

Jacki xx

Friday, 1 June 2018

Happy Birthday Granddaughter

Hello my lovelies I hope this post finds you all well.
For today’s Friday inspiration over at Mo Mannings I am bringing the lovely Lydia to you again (link below)

I have used so lovely daisy paper but unfortunately can’t remember who they are from (Sorry)
The card is what I made for Amy’s birthday back in April I made for her Grandparents to send to her but didn’t get chance to share with you , but it’s very similar to one I made for cousin who’s birthday was around the same time
 I added the sentiment to the bottom of the image when I printed it out and I coloured her with my trusty polychromo pencils, then inked the edges
To embellish the card I made some paper daisies to go along side the image. They were so easy to make using a brittania die and some flower soft
I made the insert in my usual way bringing one of the papers through and also the image to tie it all together then adding the verse.

While I’m here I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our latest family member…

Everyone please meet Roman he is 8 weeks old and will be joining us in 10 days we can’t wait.
So there you have it I hope you like it and I will see you very soon

Links to find the downloads and all things me and what I have used


Happy Crafting

Jacki xx

Monday, 21 May 2018

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Happy Crafting
Jacki xx

Friday, 11 May 2018

Stand out from the crowd

Hi everyone I'm sharing my mixed media painting which is Acrylic base and oil pastel flowers on a mount board (backboard of photos)
To start I applied a good coat of gesso, then added my acrylics adding some starlight Acrylics as well to add a shimmer effect )(shame it can't be seen in pic)
Drying in between each layer so not to muddy it up, I applied it with either a brush or brayer using water to get it moving. I then added some stencil shapes to add texture. I then decided to add a few brusho's here and there and spritz to activate.
After I was completely happy with the background I added some stamps texture using a text stamp and archival ink.
Then it was down to the images these I gently drew in place with a light pencil and coloured in with more gesso, then went over with an oil pastel to give me the outline in the darkest of my chosen colours (the black outline was the last thing added)
I added the lightest colour next to the middle and blended now it does take a lot of blending to get started but once it's warmed up it's fine. I kept adding colour to add dimension and once happy I outlined with a watercolour pencil and drew the stem.
I wasn't really happy with the outline so I used a piece of charcoal and was pleased with that look so left it there.
All that was needed now was to frame the actual art and I did this with a black oil pastel then add my sentiment.
So there you have it hope you like it.


Happy Crafting
Jacki xx

Monday, 7 May 2018

Mr & Mrs

Well hello again, ‘m so far behind in posting cards I’ve made it’s terrible. My MH is in a bad way and I can’t focus I seem to drift through the days not knowing what I’ve done and before I know the day has gone and I’ve done hardly any of what I wanted. Oh well tiny steps I guess.

So today I’m sharing a card I made in March for a friends wedding (yes March I know shameful)
Anyway, the papers are from my stash I think from pixel scrapper but not 100% sure now. I made the flower embellishment from lace and tulle then added a pearl brad to the middle.

The image is from Make it Crafty link below which I coloured with polychromo and prisma pencils. 

The insert is made in my usual way using papers from the front then bringing the image in to tie it together then adding a verse.

So there it is hope you like it and I’ll see you soon promise x
Links to find the downloads and all things me and what I have used

Challenges ATG / twist mainly blue

Happy Crafting

Jacki xx

Friday, 4 May 2018

Holy Communion

Happy Friday my crafty friends I hope you are all well. What is going on with our weather here in the UK it’s mad it’s more like February than May. Talking of May I turn the big 5 0 in a couple of weeks getting old not good lol, I sure don’t feel or act it though hehehe.
Anyway enough about that I have another card for you today as my Friday inspiration over at Mo’s Digital Pencil, and my card is one I was asked to make  for a boys first communion. This is what I came up with.

I made it quite clean and simple using just one paper from Pixel Scrapper then printing the image and sentiment all together on a large piece of watercolour paper. I then coloured in with my Polychromo pencils. 

To embellish I used a silver crucifix which I added some blue thread to create a bow, I also punched 2 crosses and heat embossed them with silver embossing powder.

To finish the card I made the insert in my usual way using the paper from the front and bringing the image through to tie it all together and added a fitting verse.

So there you have it I hope you like it and I will see you very soon with another make
Links to find the downloads and all things me and what I have used

Happy Crafting

Jacki xx

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Abstract Tulip

Hello peeps I know some of you have seen it already on my timeline but I thought I'd share how it was made.
So I started off by creating the background which was really easy you just add blobs (yep blobs)of paint at the top of your page and use a card of some sort (old credit cart store card) and then drag the paint down the page wiggling as you go (yep get your wiggle going)make sure to go right to bottom yes can add more paint if needed.

Once that was dry I got some of the mesh that you use for plastering a wall and started playing with that.I then got a natural sponge and added paint with this add more texture. I then added some letters with a stencil some went a little blurry as the paint was runny but was ok. to finish off I added some circles by stamping a tube from tin foil, I just the tube into usable lengths and dip the end into paint.

Then I doodled the image this can be anything you want I chose an abstract tulip as I'm no good at drawing really. Then added the other doodles. I did these with an alcohol marker pen but you use black paint if you want to. I painted the tulip and doodles with acrylic paint and once dry I went over with a white green and black uni posca pen to add the detail.
And so there you have it I hope you like it

Happy Crafting
Jacki xx