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Hi, my name is Jill. I am a stay at home Mummy, born in Scotland and living in Dubai. I love to scrapbook, make hand-crafted cards and paper projects. I am a full-time mummy to Adam and have a wonderful husband and great family. I love stamping and being creative. I lie awake at night thinking up new designs! Does everyone do this or is it just me? :) Thanks for stopping by. Jill x

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cool Dude

Hello all, in my previous post, i was praising a lovely lady called Angelique who provides free digis from her blog http://sliekje.blogspot.com/.  This is the second digi i have used and i love him.  He is ideal for a card for a special little boy.  I coloured him with copics and thought you might like to see him.  Thanks for dropping by.   

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 195 - Stripes

TGF Farm Fresh Challenge Blog Monday Fun-Day #11  - BOYS ONLY!http://farmfreshchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/monday-fun-day-11-boys-only.html


Cream, white, blue cardstock
Patterned paper from stash
Copics E000, E30, E31, E55. E15, B04
Digi copyright of A Kramer
EK Success corner rounder
Tim Holtz Distress ink (Walnut Stain)
Circle punch 1 1/2 ''
Twine from stash
Sentiment from PC

Your comments are most welcome. They mean the world to me.  Thank you, best wishes, Jill :)

Little Cutie!

Hello crafters, hope you are all having a good day. Today, i want to share with you two cards that i have made. This is my first proper attempt at using digis and i had fun! I have made a cute girly card and a much needed card for a little boy.  I find boys cards the hardest.  However, i was lucky enough to come across a website a lovely lady called Angelique who has a blog full of free digis.  So, a big thank you to Angelique for letting me use her creations on my cards.  You can visit her blog at: http://sliekje.blogspot.com/

Cream, white & shocking pink cardstock
k i memories patterned paper pad
Pink ribbon, pearls & buttons from stash
Digi courtesy of http://sliekje.blogspot.com/ copyright A Kramer
Copics E000, E30, R20, RV02, RV04, E31, E55, E15
E K Success corner rounder
Circle & Scallop punch
Stampin Up sentiment
Tim Holtz Distress ink (Walnut stain)

Thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of your day. Best wishes, Jill :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Thank You!

Hello everyone, this is a very short post today, just popped on to add my latest creation! Had enough of the Christmas cards so today it is a Thank You. Personally, i like to have a few thank you cards in the house because you never know when you just might need one! Anyway, here it is.....(unfortunately, the light is not very good in the photo).

I will enter it into the following challenges:

The Craft Garden - December Recipe = Turquoise, Office supply (glue stick), Ribbon, Buttons

Divas By Design Challenge 16 - Anything Goes http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-16-anything-goes.html

Materials used:

Cream cardstock
My Mind's Eye 'Blink of an Eye' cardstock paper pad
Turquoise & Orange flowers from stash & Turquoise buttons from stash
Stampin UP Thank You sentiment stamp
Ribbon from stash
EK Success corner rounder
Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Spiced Marmalade & Broken China

Thanks for looking, please leave me a comment so i know you have dropped by. Best wishes, Jill :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Shopping Nellie - Just for You!

Good evening crafters, i am back with my second Sugar Nellie card of the day.  I decided on a non traditional colour scheme and chose cream, pale oranges and browns. After all, not every little girl like pink, right? lol Anyway, this is the card i came up with......

I am going to enter it into the following challenges:
Just Inspirational Challenges (inspirational photo) http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/
This is the inspirational photo for the challenge. I took the colours from the gingerbread house for my card.

Recipe: Cream cardstock
Patterned paper from My Minds Eye 'Blink of an Eye' paper pad
Shopping Nellie stamp
Memento ink
Tim Holtz distress ink (Walnut Stain)
Flowers and orange glass embellishments from stash
Sentiment from PC
EK Success border punch
Copics - E000, E01, R20, E30, E31, E55

Thanks for looking, all comments are much appreciated, i love to know you have dropped by. Best wishes, Jill :)

Shopping Nellie - in the pink!

Hello everyone, hope you are all well. I have been playing with my copics and thought i would share my creations with you. I am very much a novice at the copic colouring but i am learning day by day so hoping to improve over time! Here is what i came up with today, please take a minute to leave me your our honest opinion, they are very much appreciated. Thank you :)

Challenges entered:
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenge 96 (Anything but Christmas) http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #194 (Anything Goes) http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/

Crafty Creations Challenge #147 (A Card with a Sentiment) http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/

The Corrosive Challenge Blog Challenge #139 ( Anything EXCEPT Christmas) http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/

Divas By Design Challenge 16 (Anything Goes) http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-16-anything-goes.html

Materials used:
Cream and Pink cardstock
k i Memories patterned paper for the punched border
memento ink for stamping the image
Shopping Nellie stamp
Flowers and pearls from stash
Copics - Skin E000, E30, E01, R20
Hair E000, E30, E31, E55, E15
Outfit RV02, RV04
Bag and Shoes E55, E15, E31
EK Success corner rounder & border punch
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)
Stampin Up! Sentiment stamp

Thanks for stopping by. Have a good day. Best wishes, Jill :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Get Shirty!

Good evening crafters, hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. The weekend starts here today so yipee! As my cards tend to be more for the ladies i decided it was time to create a card for the boys today. I must admit that i do find it much harder making masculine cards but i did it, here it is.

I am going to enter it into the following challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge Blog Challenge 68 (Punches and/or dies)  http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

DYSU Challenge Blog Challenge #49 (Something Old) http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/2011/12/dysu-challenge-49-something-old.html

Crafty Creations Challenge #147 (A Card with a Sentiment) http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/

Materials used:
k i memories 'Friends' patterned cardstock paper pack for the shirt and punched circles
Cream and Brown cardstock
Brown buttons from stash
The shirt i made by folding a 4'' x 7'' piece of cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Walnut stain) to distress the edge of the card, the punched circles and the shirt to give the old worn look!
E K Success corner rounder punch
1 1/2 '' circle punch
Stampin Up! Happy Birthday stamp which has a flower in the centre so i disguised this with a coordinating button.

Thanks for dropping by. Best wishes, Jill :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Good Evening crafters, it's time for another challenge.  Today i have created a 'bauble' using a punched circle from Making Memories Mistletoe cardstock (to create the 'happy holidays' sentiment in the middle) then i added various buttons and bling to make the bauble and shiny glittery silver ribbon for the string and bow.

Challenges entered:

Papertake Weekly Challenge ( anything goes with the option of adding something dangly!)  http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/

Materials used:

White cardstock
Making Memories Mistletoe cardstock for the background and the bauble
Various buttons and silver glittery ribbon from stash
EK Success corner rounder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Thanks for stopping by. Best wishes, Jill :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Altered Can!

Hello everyone, hope you are all having a good day.  Well, today i am trying a 'different' challenge. No cards today, i am entering the TRY IT ON TUESDAY challenge. The theme is Alter it - transform a can. So here it is, my creation! It used to be a breadcrumbs can but now it is my 'craft can' and holds my scissors, glue, pencils etc. 

Materials used:
Empty can of breadcrumbs
Patterened paper that i got with my scrapbooking album
Orange ribbon and various buttons from my stash
Flower embellishments from my stash that i put together with dimensionals and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distress ink (walnut stain).

Challenge entered: TRY IT ON TUESDAY Alter it - Transform a can http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/2011/11/alter-it-transform-can.html

Thanks for stopping. Best wishes, Jill :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Good afternoon to my fellow crafters,

Now i am making up for being quiet over the last couple of days! I love my Hero Arts flower stamps (can you tell?! lol) Anyway, today i have gone away from my usual colours and i thought i would experiment with some black cardstock. Personally, i love the black and white (previous blog) and this black and yellow together so i might me trying it again in the very near future.

Challenges entered:
Simon says Stamp Challenge Blog - (Anything Goes)  http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
DYSU challenge #48 (Ribbon) http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/

Materials used:
White, Yellow and Black cardstock
Memento ink
Stampin Up! sentiment stamp
White ribbon and Black button from my stash
Hero Arts flower stamps
Yellow glass flower embellishment in the centre of my flower is from my stash too! 

Seeing spots!

Hello all, i am back for another challenge, this time i will make sure that i remember to upload my creation on time! Here it is, clean and simple, black and white...... what do you think?

Challenges entered: 
DYSU challenge # 48 (Ribbon)  http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/

Materials used:
White and Black cardstock
Memento ink
EK success corner rounder
Black & white ribbon from my stash
Hero Arts Cling flower stamp
Stampin Up! 'Birthday Wishes' sentiment stamp

Silly Me !

Good afternoon everyone, i am so silly. I decided to play along with the Card Patterns Challenge #143 so made my card and forgot to upload it and now its too late! lol Oh well, never mind, will share it with you anyway. As you can probably tell, i am a fan of this folded Christmas tree design, it is so easy yet effective and as i still have a few Christmas cards to be getting on with, i might be using it again! This card was made with a male relative in mind hence the masculine colours! Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

My cards for Cancer Research UK

Good evening crafters,
Discovering close family and friends had cancer was devastating so i thought it was time to do my bit and raise money to help fund research into this disease.

The charity selected is Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Centre and the groundbreaking work at this centre will inshAllah (God willing) open new doors to finding ways to stop cancer in its tracks and improve survival for patients. You can visit
their website to find out more about the centres works at: www.ecrc.ed.ac.uk.

To raise money i have taken up the challenge of creating handcrafted greetings cards and 100% of all donations received for the cards will go directly to this cause.

Please dig deep eveyone and help this worthwhile cause, every penny really does count.

Donations can be made straight to this cause by visiting :

Alternatively, if you would like to make a donation for one (or more) of my cards, please send your details to: Jill @ mylittlecardstudio@gmail.com.

Best wishes, Jill :)

Total raised to date: £125.29 Thank you

Monday, November 28, 2011

Fly like a Butterfly!

Good evening to all you crafty people, hope you are all well.  Today i thought i would enter a couple of challenges so here is the card i made.  I am entering the Card Positioning Systems Challenge so i used their layout as my guide and the butterfly was added because i wanted to enter My Mums Craft Shop Challenge (the theme is 'Things with Wings'). 

Challenges entered:
CPS 246 part 1 http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge 33 - Things with wings  http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com/

Materials used:

Cream, white and pink cardstock
Kaisercraft 'Gypsy Sisters' patterned paper pad
K i memories 'friends' cardstock paper pad
Hero Arts Butterfly stamp
Stampin Up sentiment stamp
EK Success punch
1 3/4 '' circle punch & 2'' scalloped punch
White & pink buttons from my stash
Ribbon from my stash

Thanks for looking, have a great day, best wishes, Jill x

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Seeing Red!

Me again, thought i would take a break from the Christmas cards so i've decided to enter the One Stitch At A Time Challenge #90 - Seeing red.  I came up with this 'Thank You' card.

Challenges entered: One Stitch At A Time #90 -Seeing Red ( http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/)

Materials used:
White, red and green cardstock
Hero Arts cling stamp set
Stampin Up Thank You sentiment stamp
Memento ink

Thanks for looking, Jill x

Quick & Easy!

Hello all, i wanted to get my Stampin up 'birthday wishes' stamp inked up for the first time so i made these two cards in double quick time.  One card for the ladies, one for the men!

Best wishes,
Jill :)

Another Christmas card!

Hello bloggers, how are you all today? Just wanted to share with you my latest Christmas card. I am entering this into the following challenges:

Delightful Challenges ( http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/) - Delightful Red and Green Challenge

Materials used:
White, red, green and brown cardstock (for the card, tree, tag and tree trunk)
My Mind's Eye 'Merry Dots' patterned paper
EK success punch 
1 3/4'' circle punch
Red ribbon

Thanks for looking, Jill :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Just a little post to promote a fellow crafters new redesigned blog -  the crafty blog of A Paper Fairy.  I attended a workshop that Lidiya was presenting and it truly gave me the inspiration to design my own cards and start my own blog.  Lidiya has some beautiful creations and if you want to take a look, you can see for yourself at: http://the-paperfairy.blogspot.com/.

This is the Christmas card i am entering:

Thanks for looking, Best wishes, Jill :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Seasons Greetings!

Hello everyone, hope you are all having fun. Just made another Christmas card and still not finished yet! This time i thought i would go more traditional (i.e a Christnas tree) but i think it has quite a trendy look to it. I was inspired by Connie's tree at http://inkspiredtreasures.com and she kindly uploaded a template of the tree onto her fabulous website, so thank you Connie.

Today i am entering my card into the following challenges:

Everybody-Art-Challenge #169 Christmas Card ( http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/ )
Paper Creations Ink Challenge #13 Christmas Theme ( http://www.papercreationsink.com/ )
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Christmas Crackers (http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/)

Materials used:
White, green, blue and brown cardstock
Red paper from my Kaisercraft paper pad
My Mind's Eye Colourful Christmas ''Merry Dots'' patterned paper for the tree
Red & white polka dot ribbon from my ribbon stash
Green and blue buttons from my button stash
Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Thanks for looking, please leave a comment to say you have dropped by. I would like to visit your blog too if you have one. Best wishes, Jill :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Final post for today.... maybe!

Hello crafters, well i did say that i have been busy! Third post today! Anyway, this is the card i made for the DYSU Challenge #46 - Splash of Blue. I used cream, blue, brown  and green cardstock and a lovely patterned paper (it is called Father and Son i think but cannot remember who by, sorry). I punched the circles using a 1 3/4'' circle punch and a 2'' scalloped punch. The 'DAD' sentiment i printed from my computer and distressed it with Tim Holtz Distress ink (walnut stain). The little boat is a brad that i had in my stash. These were adhered using dimensionals and the little green and brown buttons just finished it off. Thanks for looking :)

I am entering this into the following challenges:

DYSU (Do You Stack Up) challenge #46 - Splash of Blue. (http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/)

Pretty in Pink

I am back! This time with a card i have created for the Mad for Markers Challenge (Anything goes) using my 'Elise' Sugar Nellie stamp. I stamped her onto white cardstock and coloured her with copics. The edges of the cardstock were distressed with Tim Hotlz distress ink and then mounted onto pink cardstock. I used my EK Success punch to create the pretty detailed edge on the right and added ribbon to the left edge and a pretty bow. The flowers are from my stash which i built up using dimensionals and finished off with some distress ink and pretty pearls.  Thank you for looking :) Comments most welcome :)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Mad for Markers - Anything goes challenge (http://www.madformarkerschallenges.blogspot.com/)

Purple is the new pink!

Good Afternoon crafters, hope you are all well.  Over here, i have been busy busy busy making a few cards for a few more challenges. I am now hooked! First up is this lovely card i made last night for the Card Patterns Sketch 142 but i am also going to enter it into the Pile It On, One Stitch at a Time and Mad for Markers challenges.

I used cream, pink and purple cardstock and patterned paper (which i cant remember where from, sorry!). The butterfly stamp is from Hero Arts and i coloured it with Copics and added some silver bling dots. I made extra wings and added them with dimensionals to give it depth. The 'just for you' sentiment is from Ladybug Crafts Ink. The punched circle is a 1 3/4 '' punch and the scalloped is 2''.  The punched edging down the side was made using my EK success punch and the purple satin ribbon was from my ribbon stash.  Hope you like it :)  If you drop by to view, please leave me a comment and i will be sure to visit you to! Thanks for looking :)

Challenges entered:

Card Patterns Sketch 142 (http://www.cardpatterns.blogspot.com/)
Pile it on - Anything with 'P' (pink, purple, punches, patterned paper)  (http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/)
Mad For Markers - Anything goes (http://www.madformarkers.blogspot.com/)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's the weekend here! yipee!

Good afternoon,  Today i am going to enter Whimsy Inspirations Challenge (Flower Power with a sentiment) and Delightful Challenges (B-I-N-G-O). This is the card i have made for the challenges. I am annoyed that my camera has not picked up the colours very well but hope you like it anyway :)

Cream & green cardstock for the card base, the green strips on and under the patterned paper and for the punched scalloped circle.    
Pattererned paper from my Kaisercraft Paper Pad (Gypsy Sisters Collection)
I stamped the flowers onto co-ordinating paper from the same Kaisercraft paper pad using my
 Hero Arts Cling Stamps. The other flowers were from my stash.
I punched a 2 inch scalloped circle and distressed the edges along with the flowers using Tim Holtz Distress ink (walnut stain).
Green buttons from my stash were used to embellish the flowers and dimensionals were used to layer the flowers and give depth.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day. Please leave a comment so i know you have dropped by. They are much appreciated. Best wishes, Jill :)

Challenges entered:
Whimsy Inspirations Challenge - Flower Power http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/
Delightful Challenges - B-I-N-G-O  http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/   http://www.inlinkz.com/

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Good afternoon fellow crafters, i have a question? How do you all have time to work or do housework when we have craft rooms calling out to us to get creative? Anyone feel like doing my ironing? lol   Anyway, today i thought i would try something different and went in search of a Digi stamp.  I found a lovely 'Ornamental Heart Stamp' designed by Sarah Paris @ MYGrafico.com/www.sarahparis.co.uk. I played about with it and this is what i came up with. Thank you. Hope you like it. :)

Oranamental Heart Stamps by http://www.sarahparis.co.uk/ /  SARAH PARIS @ MYGRAFICO.COM

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thank you

Hello crafters, today i decided to make a Thank You card. Everyone needs to say Thank You at some point so they always come in handy.

First of all i stamped my design using Memento ink onto white cardstock. I coloured the stamped image using copic markers No's E30, RV04 and YG09. I also stamped a second image, coloured the two flowers, cut them out then distressed them with Tim Holtz distress ink (walnut stain).   I then added them to my image using dimensionals to give a 3D effect.  I also distressed the edges and border of the white cardstock (lightly) using the same distress ink.  I mounted the cut out image onto brown cardstock from my stash, punched out the corners and distressed the edges.  I then took my card and added shocking pink and chocolate brown ribbon from my stash down the folded edge, added my stamped image and embellished it with shocking pink pearls and brown buttons.  Best wishes Jill :)

Items used:

Hero Arts Cling Thank You stamp
White, brown and cream cardstock
Black Memento Ink
Copic Markers No. 30 Bisque,  No. RV04 Shock pink and No. YG09 Lettuce green
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress ink
2 inch scalloped punch
Dimensionals & adhesives
Shocking pink ribbon, chocolate brown ribbon, shocking pink pearls and wood effect buttons all from my stash!

I am entering this card into http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/  (Hero Arts / Thank You )
Sentimental Sundays (Thank You)

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Little Card Studio: My first challenge!

My Little Card Studio: My first challenge!

My first challenge!

Good evening everyone, i am about to enter my first weekly challenge at Card Patterns Weekly Sketch Blog.  This is my entry. As Christmas is just around the corner i thought i would go with a Christmas theme. Wish me luck! :) Hope you are all having a great day. Best wishes, Jill

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Good Evening, here are a few of the cards that i have made. Comments welcomed  :)

Welcome to my blog!

Hi, my name is Jill and i created My Little Card Studio so i could keep a record of my cards and paper projects.

I scrapbook, make hand-crafted cards and paper projects.  I am a full-time mummy to Adam and have a wonderful husband Omar. 

I love stamping and love being creative. I lie awake at night thinking up new designs! Is this normal or is it just me that does this?

I am new to all of this so i would really be grateful if you could take a minute to let me know what you think. Also, i am always looking to improve and learn new techniques so please feel free to point me in the right direction, leave links, ideas or suggestions. They would be most welcome.

Enough from me, thank you for looking. Happy crafting!