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Saturday, 27 December 2014

Cinnamon Spice sneak peek no 2 / gift bags

Hello hello hello i'm hoping you all had a great Christmas & got lots of crafting goodies for presents. I've popped in today to show you another sneak peek of the NEW Cinnamon Spice Collection from DLD coming in January 2015.  Today I made some lovely gift bags using the papers, & embellishments, I even made the flowers from the buttons!  They're so quick to make & so pretty, perfect for those special birthday gifts etc.  So don't forget to pop by and check it out.


Till next time Jacqui over and out

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Cinnamon Spice Sneeky Peek 1



Hi there everyone it's not long now to the big day!! Christmas Eve 2moro yayy!!  But before I get too excited lets get down to business lol.  I've popped in today to show you my first sneek peek of Dragons Lair Designs NEW kit "Cinnamon Spice".  For this project I made a scrapbook page as you can see.  It's actually a hybrid as I merged two of the papers and added some of the fancy swirls & words before printing it out. Then I added my photo (my gorgeous daughter & her son my first & only grandchild). I added the words from the heart in different colours, some stick on hearts and then I glittered the word gorgeous before layering onto some green then red card.  Hope you like what I did cos I kinda LOVE it. So till next time Jacqui over and out & MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

OMCFC 20th December #26 Jessica Weible Holiday Birds "All White"

My LAST DT project of the year!!  So Christmas is soooooooo close and we're all excited as we have a baby to buy for this year lol. Our Grandson Tj was 1 on Halloween Night (we'll never forget his birthday lol) so we get to buy toys and have fun we can't wait!! Anyway on to business.  This is my last DT post for this year OMG I can't believe we'll soon be into another year! Anyway this post is all about a white Christmas (which I hope we have!!!). This challenge is making an all white Christmas Card, unfortunately the image I chose didn't have a black & white outline so I had to use some colour. I used a Jessica Weible image called Holiday Birds I used just one bird & one house (there's loads of stuff in there) and the rest of my card is white. I made a 6x6 card and printed my images small to try to minimalise the colour. I think I did a good job BUT do you? Let me know!


For this card I used the Jessica Weible image Holiday Birds
Crafters Companion Christmas Eve Create a Card Die
Sue Wilson Poinsettia die
Marianne rose die
Joy foliage die
White Pearl Card
White half pearls
White pearl ribbon beading

Once again if you like it plz let me know till next time I wish you all the most happy peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year. So till next year Jacqui over and out!!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Imagination Crafts Challenge

Hi everyone I've found the Imagination Crafts blog whoopee I love using masks & sparkle!
I've made a card using one of their snowflakes masks.
I found some lovely paper and put some Creative Expressions glitter paste through it. (I didn't have any purple sparkle medium left!) Then I simply added a tree & some purple pearls from my stash.  The Merry Christmas is a tree decoration from a box I bought last year. I then mat & layered it with gold & purple card. I also added some faux bling string in purple. That's it from me for today hope to see you stop by soon.  

Till next time Jacqui over and out.


Victorian Christmas Collection DT project/Mini book

I made a mini book yayy this is only my 2nd attempt at making a mini book and i'm beginning to get the hang of it at last lol.  The NEW Victorian Christmas Collection is absolutely stunning as you can see by the amount of sneak peeks I did I simply couldn't stop using it!  I got this little book at our local craft fair & I wish i'd bought more now, but I just wanted to give it a try!  I think it turned out really well and as my grandson is one this year i'm hoping for some awesome pics to put in it.  I've used papers, mats, toppers, embellishments all from the kit and just added ink, a Tonic die & some embellishments. Oh and my new fav thing is liquid pearls. I've always wanted to try them so I got 8 bottles at the fair to add to my stickles and detail sparkle!  I really hope you like it as much as me and i'd love you to let me know. Thanks for stopping by Jacqui over and out. 







Sunday, 14 December 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Challenges #138

I made this card especially for this challenge and I loved the colours I used they are so rich and vibrant.  

For this card I used gold & purple card with an embossalicious snowflake folder on the top gold panel. I actually used an off cut from some A3 card for the base and I love the dl size & style.
Then I used some Tonic idyllic dies and a Tonic sentiment die in the middle. To finish I used Sue Wilson poinsettia & some gold berries from my stash.  Hope you like it 
Till next time Jacqui over and out.

I've entered these challenges
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Completey Christmas Challenge No: 42 Sketch with a twist

Hi everyone today i'm feeling yuck the typical winter bug has bitten me so I did some crafting to try & take my mind off it and as its Christmas i've entered a Christmas Challenge.  I'm not very good with sketches cos generally mine look nothing like the sketch lol.  But this time I think I did ok so without further ado I present my card!

So tell me how I did? Check out their Challenge  Completely Christmas and have a go yourself maybe.  For this challenge I used a free Hunkydory topper from one of my mags.  I used Bearly Mine papers Christmas Glee & Christmas Tradition 2.   Check them out as they're another victim of the new legislation & will be closing at the end of December.  Till then they have a 50% sale so go shop quickly.

I've also entered these challenges

http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/


Friday, 12 December 2014

Less is more Challenge

Hi folks i've popped in with a quick post as I made a card for the "Less is more" challenge. Hope you like it.


I used the colour for my inspiration.  I found a scrap of card I had stamped & embossed a Chloe snowflake stamp onto. Then I cut a fork at the end to make my banner. I embossed a piece of white card with a snowflake folder and die cut some white snowflakes with some Spellbinder snowflake dies.  To finish I added a sentiment from my stash.  And that was it quick & easy. Why don't you pop on over to the http://www.simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.uk/ & have a go yourself.
Till next time Jacqui over and out.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Christmas Snowman card


I made a quick Christmas card with items I had already cut or stamped in my stash.  The background is a patterned paper I used a mask & some imagination sparkle medium on.  The dies are Sue Wilson & Marianne & the holly a Chloe stamp.

I'm entering into a challenge or two for a change:


http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.de/
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


Saturday, 6 December 2014

OMCFC #25 Unusual Christmas 6th December Eureka/Heart Angel

I'm back!!!!!!!!!!! 

Who loves ya baby? Now where did I leave my lollipop? Anyone know who i'm talking about I wonder. Anyway once again down to business and my blogpost lol.

It's nearly Christmas how exciting yippee I can't help it I love Christmas. Ok calm down Jacqui and get on with it lol.

I'm here with my Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges blog post. This time it's called "Unusual Christmas" and one of our sponsors is Eureka and i've used their image Heart Angel. I hope you like it, it's pretty but out there lol




I've used so much on this I can hardly remember it all. Let me see Eureka image of course, Spellbinders, Chloe & Marianne dies, patterened paper with a pinflair mask over it & white pinflair paste through it. Ribbon Spectrum Noirs, gems, pins and I have no idea who made the snowflake border but I love it. Remember to pop by the our challenge.  So once again it's Jacqui over and out.





Friday, 5 December 2014

DLD Challenge 5th December using Snow Dayz papers & Fireplace digi

Hi there all you Dragons Lair Fans today i'm showing you my December Challenge project. It's made using the paper from the Snow Days Mini Theme and the awesome pre coloured Fireplace digi.  As I was using a fireplace it made sense (to me anyway lol) to actually create a room for my fireplace. So that's what I did!  Did I pull it off? If my living room looks as good as this at Christmas i'll be a happy bunny lol. Let me know what YOU think.



All items are from my stash.

Why not pop over and join our FB page and Challenge etc for freebies and fun details below.

Till next time Jacqui over and out xx

I'm in these challenges too:

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/












Monday, 1 December 2014

Bearly Mine December 1st DT Anything but a card 2 using Christmas Traditions 2

Hi there everyone hope you're all happy and crafting.  Today I have a Bearly Mine project for you. As you know Bearly Mine do some AWESOME digital papers and this year they've added 3 new Christmas sets, Christmas Ice, Christmas Memories & Christmas Traditions 2 you also get an awesome set of FREE inserts when you buy Christmas Traditions 1 or 2!




Here's my project for the "Anything but a card Challenge" I made a lovely Christmas Decoration using Christmas Traditions 2, and it's something I can keep forever!  So thanks to Bearly Mine for there awesome challenge idea.  For my project I used a Tonic paper frame which I covered with the papers. The tree ribbon & gems are from my stash & the Merry Christmas is one I bought from a Tesco sale!  I hope you like my project and I look forward to seeing you over at our challenge


Till next time Jacqui over and out. 
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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Sneak Peek no 3 Victorian Christmas Collection/Wreath

Hi again everyone i'm back with my 3rd and final sneak peek of the NEW Victorian Christmas Collection.  For this one I made a wreath using 1 plain red, 1 plain green & 1 patterned paper.  I also added the holly sprigs from the collection.  And I made a perfectly beautiful Christms Decoration for any house hold. All I added was a Spellbinder & Sue Wilson poinsettia dies and a Marianne flower die. Then a few gems & berries to finish, done in half a day!  So remember to pop over to the store on December 1st and pick up your collection and soon you'll be making beautiful projects for your home for Christmas.


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Friday, 28 November 2014

Final sale at Bearly Mine


Final sale on at Bearly Mine get them while you can!  Starts Saturday 29th November till 31st December.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Sneak Peek no 2 Victorian Christmas Collection/Christmas table boxes

Hello every one how's things going with you have you started your Christmas cards? Or are you still in a mad panic and don't know what to do?  Today I have a 2nd sneak peek of the Victorian Christmas Collection coming out December 1st.  For this one I made some boxes using the Tonic Balloon weight die.  I'm going to put some names on them for my Christmas Table & put a scratch card in each one for one.  Whoever wins can buy the drinks lol.  Knowing my luck it won't be me but it's just for fun something a bit different than crackers! I've used 3 different papers, one of the flowers, a star and a holly bunch all out of the kit.  It's got so much in it! Hope to see you in the fb group!


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Monday, 24 November 2014

Going out of Business sale

Hi there everyone 

I've just popped on with some terrible news!  One of my DT's Bearly Mine is shutting up shop at the end of December due to the new Legislation!  The good news for you is that they're having a sale across December so it's a great opportunity to pop on and get some of their beautiful papers while you can at a special price. It's so sad to see so many small businesses be crushed due to this Legislation and i'd like to take this opportunity to tell the owner Donna Smith thanks for having me on your DT and supplying me with some beautiful papers too.

I hope to see you around in the future.

Till next time 

Jacqui over and out

http://bmd-creations.blogspot.co.uk/

Saturday, 22 November 2014

OMCFC Challenge 24 / Grateful / 22nd Nov / East Wind

Hello again all you crazy crafter's hope you're all hale and hearty lol. Today is my post for Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges and one of our sponsors again is East Wind & I used the image Aurora Spring Butterfly. This challenge is #24 and is entitled grateful so i'm grateful for the bird's, butterflies, flowers & nature. This image was perfect for this.


I have to say I really LOVE this card it's soooo adorable now whom can I give it to I wonder hmmmm?  I like the kraft kard flowers with the blue embossing powder!
I've used Marianne, Tattered Lace &Spellbinders dies. Along with my image from East Wind who are one of our sponsors.

So till next time all you loyal bloggers Jacqui over and out.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Sneak Peek of Victorian Christmas/A very vintage Christmas Card



Hi there everyone it's Jacqui from Dragons Lair Designs Design Team with my first sneaky peek of the NEW Victorian Christmas Collection.  I made my first vintage Christmas Card and I quite like it.  Even though i'm not a terribly vintage style of card maker I think it worked out well.  I've added a rich brown mirror board which I embossed to one of the back ground papers. I also used one ribbon, a topper and a paper for the flowers from the collection & this is just a snippet!  So remember to look out for the next sneaky peek coming soon!



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Saturday, 15 November 2014

DLD INSPIRATION DT Project November 15th sb pge using Francheska

Hi there once again guys 'n' gals hope you're all beavering away with your chosen craft project.

Today at Dragons Lair Designs i'm showcasing my latest DT make using the NEW Francheska kit. I've put together an 8x8 scrapbook page for you. This kit is full of dark rich colours of browns and golds perfect for the Autumn months and projects. It's got all those "of the minute" embellishments like flowers for decoupage and bingo cards, tags, ribbons, mats and so much more!  Right onto my project as a new scrapbooker I prefer the 8x8 as it's not such a daunting space to fill. I hope you like what I did.



Now don't forget to stop by our FB page for fun and loyalty points and our Challenge for prizes 

I'd love to hear from you

Till next time Jacqui over and out xx


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Monday, 10 November 2014

Spring fold card with DLD shaker topper


This is what I do when I can't sleep I play lol.  Last night I experimented with Spring Fold cards and I made a Shaker Topper using a Dragons Lair Designs image.  I put them together & got an awesome Christmas card. I also used some Creata Christmas paper & Memory box & Spellbinder dies. Hope you like it as much as me till next time Jacqui over and out.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

OMCFC #23 8th November Fowl of all kinds East Wind/Flower Fairy & Birdie

Hi again guys, gals & fb pals. I'm here with my first post for Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges for November. This Challenge is #23 called Fowl of all kinds and is sponsored by East Wind. I chose to use the image Flower Fairy & Birdie which I LOVE!! Anyway on to business here it is what do you think? I chose really different colours so i'm awaiting your response. 


For the background I used Buff it from pinflair in pink & slate with an Ali Reeve mask. I used Create and Craft Glitter card, Spectrum Noirs, Sentiment from Crafters Companion, Tonic die & hearts & flowers from stash. Well?? What do you think?? 

Till next time Jacqui over and out

Friday, 7 November 2014

DLD CHALLENGE 7th November by Jacqui Nellie Rupert & Leaves

Hip hip hooray Christmas is on its way yippeeeeeee.  If you're not a Christmas fan i'd say sorry, but i'm not, so on to my post lol.

So for November in DLD country we're doing Autumn colours just for all you Christmas phobic people lol. I've used a great little digi called Nellie, Rupert & leaves and used lots of greens, reds & white with kraft kard mats cos they work so well. Let me know what you think, do you like it??




I've used:

Nellie, Rupert & leaves by Dragons Lair Designs
Kraft Kard
Sentiment from Crafters Companion
Tattered lace dandelion die
Spellbinder flower dies
Tonic flourish die
Spectrum Noirs
Half pearls
Tattered Twigs distress ink

Ok folks till next time Jacqui over and out!

Now don't forget to stop by our FB page for fun and loyalty points and our Challenge for prizes