Monday, 16 June 2014

Master classes

I am very honoured  (again) to be featured in this months Making Cards mag, doing a Master Class on hair coloring..  I hope that you can understand my tut, and it helps you, we all  look forward to seeing your makes in the future, hugs Jackie x

Thursday, 12 June 2014

New Challenge at DP2

Good afternoon all... and another fortnight gone whoosh lol...  Today starts a brand new challenge over at DP2... and for the next two weeks the theme for the challenge is


I have used Bunches, by Mo, so adorable, 

I used some flowers, from a die, that my lovely kind friends rolled and stuck for me last year, cos I was so sausage fingered, I couldn't do them rofl... apparently I was 'sposed to share them... oppsey... they all seemed to end up in my bag :) ... totally perfect for this card... so I'm sort of sharing n ow (don't think thats what the girls had in mind) LOL..  The papers are by Dovecraft, called Garden Party, scroll die by Cheery Lynn,   Copics used to colour

Enjoy the rest of your day.. time for me to walk the dawg :)  

hugs Jackie 

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Out of the Box tutorial

Good morning all, its my turn to host the Tutorial Tuesday or Tuesday Tutorial,(in Bella and Brontes Clubhouse.), ... not quite sure which, but I do know it my turn and it Tuesday lol...   I know this has been shown before by various crafters... but hopefully there are still some people that haven't seen this technique done... specially the way I do it rofl..  so here goes, and I do hope it makes sense to everyone, if there is anything that you are not sure about, feel free to leave a question and I will try to answer it for you.
I have used Fairy Sleepy by Mo Manning. 

1.   Decide on which die you would like to use, and place over image as shown, with some of the image outside of your die. 

2.   mark around the outside of your die, (this helps to replace your die in the correct place later), and also the inside where you have any overlap, in this case all the wings,  (shown on one, where the pencil is ) for your cut out marks.

3.   Cut from your outside line upto and just a tad  past your inside pencil lines (the die should not be on your image at this time, this is to only show you clearly where I have cut the wings to)...  Once you have cut your image from pencil line to pencil line, place die over image and careful put any pieces you do NOT want to cut off on the outside like so, if you find it is too tight, go back and cut into the image in the places needed, these wont show later, so don't worry too much. 

4. Run through your die cutting machine and this is hopefully lol how it should come out.. (yep ok I have managed a few times to forget to put stuff 'outside of the box' and ended up with tailless mermaids and wingless Fairies.. rofl...  it happens ! ;) 

5. Take away your die... (hopefully wings still intact) :)  and trim away excess paper/card 

6. Rub away and inside pencil marks, and when sticking image to backing card/paper, try to put your adhesive over the little tiny cuts you may have left.... once stuck into place these will not show.

I do hope that t his tutorial helps some of you...

Many thanks for viewing... and please share with us in Bella and Brontes Clubhouse if you have a go, we would love to see your makes./ attempts :)   hugs Jackie

PS if you scroll down to the next post you will see the finished card using this gorge image. x

Thursday, 5 June 2014

BearlyMine Inspiration Card

Good morning fellow crafters, today is my turn to make an inspiration  card for BearlyMine Inspiration and Challenge Blog.   I have used  Fairy Sleepy, by Mo Manning.. coloured with copics and using Flower Delight, Simply Stripes and Mini Dots

I have used various flowers from stash and Wild Orchid, and the border die is by Crafters companion. 

Have a fabby day all hugs Jackie x

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Bearly Mine Challenge

Good morning all, I cannot believe it is the 1st June already..... but that means that it is time for a new challenge over at Bearly Mine Challenge and Inspiration blog. The theme for this month is..

One for the Boyz

I have chosen to use a  Hangler stamp, coloured with copics,
Skin E11, 13, 00, R21, jumper, hat and trousers.  B12, 14, 16, 18.. C1,3,5,. E11, 13,15 shoes. and the fabby papers are by BearlyMine Designs.

The Papers are from the Boys Zone digi set and the Load of ole Bricks.   A bit of twine, computer generated sentiment and nestability star shape... jobs a goodun lol.... 

Right Im off now, sorry this post is so short, but I have a friend staying and she desperately wants to take me shopping lol...   Dont forget this challenge will run for a month.. the DT look forward to seeing all your marvellous makes....

hugs Jackie x 

Monday, 26 May 2014

Just a reminder

There is only today and tomorrow to grab yourselves some bargains over at BearlyMine Designs,  the Sale will close tomorrow night at midnight (UK time).... so hurry up and go take a looksee before its too late.  You will kick yourself if you don't ;) 

I am off to play for a few hours.. catch you laters.. hugs Jackie 

Friday, 23 May 2014

DP2 challenge

Good morning all, I don't know how, but I lost a day this week... I thought today was Thursday oppsey.... so I am a little late in putting up my post for the new challenge that started yesterday, over at DP2,  (think I going senile lol)...   The challenge for the next three weeks, is NEW BEGINNINGS, so I have chosen this gorge image (aren't they all), by Mo Manning, called Bride and Groom Dancing.
I bought the new butterfly die, whilst I was away staying with my bestie, and couldn't wait to use it,  I have to say, she had the perfect embossing folder to go with it as well. :)  I have left a small space at the bottom so that I can personalise it if needed at a later date.  I also raided my friends stash for the feather and beads.  I did however use my own heart shape doily lol.. 
Right Im off to treble check what else I should have done yesterday.... as a tad worried now.. bound to have forgotten something else lol... Have a fabby weekend all.   Make sure you also pop by on FB and see all the wonderful creations everyone is making there too, at Bella and Brontes Clubhouse.
hugs Jackie 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Bearly Mine. whoop whoop

Not only is there going to be new releases today, BUT, also another sale all ready for the Bank Holidays... how cool is that... :)  Donna has been ultra busy again designing some more fabulous digi papers.. (see below in a sec)... so excited, just lurving the black and white in particular, but also, to add, the other two sets are going to be wonderful when i t comes to mens cards in particular I feel, they so difficult, in every sense lol...

So, without further ado...... ta dah...... look whats our wonderful designer Donna has come up with now ... get your debit cards at the ready... lol...

All of this can be only found at BEARLYMINE DESIGNS....   and don't forget the DT call is still open , this can be found HERE, and the monthly challenge ( flowers) is also still running HERE... so what are you waiting for?? get ya skates on so you don't miss out on any of the above....

hugs Jackie x

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Design Team Call for Bearly Mine Designs

Bearly Mine Designs - Design Team Call May 2014

We have had a number of Design Team members leave and thought we need 3-4 more Design Team members. 
We are a friendly bunch and talk via a closed Blogger Admin Blog and a Facebook page. It is not a requirement to be part of the Design Team to be on Facebook but if you want a speedy reply to a question or like a daily natter that’s the place to be!!!
What are the commitments for the Design Team?
  • Bearly Mine Designs has a monthly challenge so you need to make a card/creation for that using Bearly Mine Designs digital papers. The challenge starts on the 1st of the month. Your card/creation needs to be posted onto the closed Admin Blog at least 2-3 days before the start of the challenge so that the Design Team Leader can get the challenge post ready.  Your card/creation needs to go "live" on your own blog on 1st of the month
  • There is also a rota so that every two days an inspiration card goes on the blog and you will be required to make a card for that. For this card you can make whatever you want as long as you use Bearly Mine digital papers. You will be required to do your own post and schedule it to go “live” on the Bearly Mine Design Challenge Blog on your day each month along with it going "live" on your own blog on the same day
  • This means that you are required to make two cards per month as part of the Design Team
  • In respect of the Challenge Blog there is a rota for comments. You will be allocated two numbers and you will need to comment on all cards/creations with those numbers. Commenting is a very important part of the Design Team as it gives everyone that enters a boost to see that their card/creation has been looked at
  • picks the main winner of the challenge but the Design Team pick their Top 3. You will need to put your Top 3 into the Admin Blog in a timely fashion so that the results can be counted and entered into the post going “live” for the next challenge on the 1st of the month
  • If there are any Bearly Mine Designs new sets to be released/ sales/special offers you will need to promote these on your blog and Facebook page (if you have one).

What will you get in return for being part of the Bearly Mine Design Team?
  • You will get to work with some stunning papers designed by Donna at Bearly Mine Designs
  • You will get to pick 4 sets initially to use and you can pick these from the Bearly Mine Designs Shop and just let us know which ones you want. We do this as everyone has different styles of cards/creations so we leave it to you to decide which papers would work best for you/what you would get most use out of
  • Whilst you are on the Design Team you will automatically receive any new digital paper sets that come out from Bearly Mine Designs
  • You will be part of a wonderful and friendly Design Team that is here for each other.
After reading the above would you like be a new member of the Bearly Mine Designs Design Team?
If the answer is “YES” please link one of your favourite cards/creations to the Inlinkz at Bearly Mine Challenge Blog  and do a post on your blog about the Design Team Call explaining why you would like to join the Design Team.

It is important that we have an e-mail address to contact you.  If this is not in plain sight on your blog please e-mail Kym  with an e-mail address.
The Design Team call will be open for two weeks from Saturday 10 May 2014 and ending on Friday 23 May 2014.  
All being well we will be in contact with those that apply from Monday 26 May 2014 onwards.  
We would not expect new Design Team members to make a card/creation for the challenge on 1 June 2014 but if you wanted to you could.  
An Inspiration Post would be appreciated in June 2014 and some existing Design Team Members could swap dates to facilitate this.  
We are a very friendly bunch of crafters!!!
If you have any questions before applying please contact me at this e-mail address.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Paper Piecing Tut for Bella and Bronte's Clubhouse

Good morning all... from Essex this time LOL... told you I was 'touring'.. :)

Today I am doing a simple Paper piecing tutorial for Bella and Bronte's Clubhouse,   I am using, 'Bossy' by Mo, who can be found HERE .  The papers I am using/used are Romance and Roses (scaled down) by Nitwits collection.

1. Start by stamping up/printing  the image onto your normal 'colouring' paper/card stock, I have used Whisper White, by SU, as I will be using copics to finish. 

2. Stamp up/print out the image again , onto a chosen paper of your choice, (This will be for the main part of the dress and sleeves)

 3. (As I want to use two different prints, I have printed the image again onto a co-ordinating paper. Which I will be using for the smock top and  panties.

4.  Cut out the parts required from the two images printed onto your dp's. (as below).

 5. Using a glue of your choice, pritt stick,  a wet glue, or glue pen, glue up the cut out pieces, and overlay, onto your first printed plain image.  (as below)
 6. Here is the finished image, with dress, smock and panties all  paper pieced, and image coloured with copics.

I hope that I have made this nice and easy for everyone to understand, if you have any questions, please leave in the comments box, and I will reply to you asap.

hugs Jackie xx