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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, May 31, 2012

My 100th post!

Good morning everyone,

Can you believe it? This is my 100th post!  Now my goal is to get to 100 followers! lol 
Seriously though, when i started blogging i didnt really know what to expect but i never imagined for even a second that i would learn so much and get to meet so many crafty friends through my blog and my love for crafting. 
 A big thank you to each and every one of you.
Todays card is my DT card for the challenge over at Just Inspirational Challenges.
This weeks sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.

Here is my card:
Card base: Docrafts
Cardstock: pink and white
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Heart circles and Sizzix flowers and leaves
Image: Stitchy Bear Digital Stamp
Inks: Tim Holtz distress inks - worn lipstick, mustard seed, walnut stain
Stash: ribbon, brads and heart shaped button
Others: water mister bottle, glue stick, double sided tape

The inspirational photo is:

You can see more DT inspiration over on the Just Inspirational Challenges blog so go on, pop over and have a peek. 

Thank you for visiting today.  If you leave a comment, i will know you have dropped by and i will come and visit you too. Have a good day.

Best wishes,

Monday, May 28, 2012

Waterfall card

Good afternoon everyone! 

I hope you are all still enjoying the sunshine and hope you had a great weekend. I have been experimenting in the craft room!  I was actually blog hopping a couple of days ago and saw a waterfall card and was inspired and just knew that i had to have a go myself.  A few pieces of cardstock, some Alla Prima paper, a Hero Arts flower stamp and sentiment, a bit of Tim Holtz distress ink here and there and voila, here is my card. 

It is not the best card design to take photos of.  Obviously, it would be ideal to show you a video of it opening and closing and if i am brave enough, i will upload one later on tonight!  For now, i have a few piccies for you :)

Here it is as i start to pull the tag to open it:

This is it will the tag full entended and the sentiment printed inside on display:

And the tag back in its original position:

Challenges i would like to enter:
Love to Create Challenge #17 - Add a sentiment http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/2012/05/challenge-17-add-sentiment.html

The Cutie Pie Challenge #19 - Die cuts and/or punches ( i used scalloped punch and crop a dile punch )http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com/2012/05/challenge-19-die-cuts-and-punches.html

Make it Monday - MIM #91 http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/2012/05/mim-91-with-digi-doodle-shop.html

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #104 - Pocket full of posies ( Flowers plus a sentiment) http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/2012/05/challenge-104-pocket-full-of-posies.html

IDIC Challenge #109 - Birthday cards with a sentiment on the front http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/challenge-109-birthday-cards-with.html

Pile it on challenge #22 - Two or more folds http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/05/pile-it-on-22-two-or-more-folds.html

Creative Inspirations Challenge #164 - Anything goes http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/2012/05/challenge-164-anything-goes.html

Creative Card Crew challenge #11 - Dimension http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/2012/05/challenge-11-dimension.html

Thank you for visiting me today and a big warm welcome to all my new followers.  It is great to see you all.  If you leave a comment, it will let me know you have been to visit and i can pop over and visit you too. 

Best wishes and hugs,

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Good morning crafters!
I hope you are all having a happy crafty weekend. I managed to find my charger for my old camera so i am alot happier!
Today, i have a little inspiration in the shape of a tri fold shutter card.  I actually made one of these last week for the first time and i was really happy with the result but i cant show you it yet as it is a Father's Day card/gift ;)  So, i thought i would make another one that i can share with you right now! 

Cardstock for the base (5.5'' x 12'')
Papers: Alla Prima Collection
Punches: circle, scalloped circle and Tonic butterfly
Inks: Tim Holtz distress ink (walnut stain, spiced marmalade and mustard seed)
Sentiment: Stampin UP!
Adhesive: Tacky glue and double sided tape

Challenges entered:
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 156 Happy Birthday to someone special http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge Blog - Challenge #61 Something with wings. http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/challenge-61-something-with-wings.html
Thank you for dropping by.  If you leave me a comment, it will let me know you were here and i will visit you back.

  Best wishes,

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Just Inspirational Challenges Week 30

Good morning crafters!

How are you all today? I must apologise for not posting in the last few days, my camera is broken!  So far i have 3 cards and a father's day project i need to take photos of.  How frustrating is that! :(

Anyway, for now i need to let you all know about the new challenge over at

The sponsor this week is the wonderful
Lily of The Valley.

Here is the inspirational photo.  You can interpret it any way you chose.
 It is Design Team A's week to provide you with the inspiration so i don't have a card for you but you can view the other DT's creations over on Just Inspirational Challenges blog.  

I hope to be back with a new post and a card (or two) in the next few hours or so.

Until then, take care and have a good day. 

Paper Lane's 6th Birthday

Good evening/morning all,

Well i say evening/morning because for most of you it will be evening but here it is 2 am! Yes, i am still up, pacing the floor with some buttered toast and a coffee because i cannot sleep, yet again! My eyes are tired but my mind is not! :(

Anyway, i thought i would let you know what is happening over at Paper Lane.  As you all know i am a proud DT member of Paper Lane and their shop is absolutely beautiful. Full of the latest tools, papers, stamps, accessories that any card maker or scrapbooker could wish for.

Next week will be their 6th Birthday and they have many exciting things going on.  The fabulous Iris Babao UY will be flying into Dubai to carry out some workshop classes based on layouts, albums, colour and texture techniques (which i am so excited about attending).  Hoping to learn a few tricks of the trade! ;)

Paper Lane is also having a giveaway to 3 lucky winners which i would really really love to win. All you need to do is log into Facebook, like Paper Lane's page, like their post and tell them that i (Jill Ahermouch) referred you.  It's as easy as that! Please take a minute to share some love for   Paper Lane.  Their facebook page can be found here: Paper Lane Facebook Page

Thank you all for dropping by.  I am off to get some well deserved 'shut eye' now, i hope! zzzz

   Best wishes

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Just Inspirational Challenges Week 29

Good morning crafters!

How are you all this fine sunny morning? The weather here is hotting up (41 degrees) and it's getting a little too warm to venture outside on foot for more than a few minutes at a time! I can make it to the local shop and back (good excuse to buy an ice lolly or a smoothie) or to hang out my washing but that's about it! Thank goodness for air conditioning and cars!

Anyway, i am here with my card for the new challenge over at Just Inspirational Challenges


Docrafts card white base
Me to You Spring Chic paper pack
Pearlised blue cardstock
Hero Arts sentiment
Spellbinders Nestabilities Hearts Circles die
American Crafts clear alphabet stamp set
EK Success heart border punch
Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento and Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters distress ink
Close to my Heart distressing tool
Beary Cute Doodle Pantry digi
Ribbon and buttons

I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog Challenge #18 - Easel cards with a sketch and dt call http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com/

CRAFT Challenge 155 - Easel card http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

This week the sponsor at Just Inspirational Challenges is the fabulous Doodle Pantry.

And here are the inspirational photos:

Why not pop over to Just Inspirational Challenges and grab some more inspiration from the other DT cards.

Thank you for visiting.  If you leave me a comment, it will let me know you have been and i can come and visit you too. 


Friday, May 11, 2012


Good afternoon crafters!

I hope you are all well and looking forward to a happy crafty weekend.  For me, i have a little inspiration for you in the form a card.  I think this sentiment is fab.  Ideal for a special friend.  

Papers - Alla Prima Collection paper stack
Dies - Spellbinders Nestabilites heart circles & Sizzix 3D flower 
Sentiment - PC generated 
Lace - Kaisercraft lace pack
Inks - Tim Holtz spiced marmalade, mustard seed and walnut stain 

Challenges entered:

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #132 - Happy Birthday http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2012/05/challenge-132-happy-birthday.html

The Paper Shelter Challenge # 63 - Anything Goes http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/

Friday Sketch Challenge # 17 by Samantha http://fridaysketchchallenge.blogspot.com/
Thank you for visiting.  If you leave a comment, i will be sure to visit you too.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thinking of You again!

Good afternoon all, i hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend ahead.  It's 42 degrees today so it is surely going to be a hot one here!

Anyway, onto my card.  I don't know why but i was drawn to my 'Thinking of You' stamp again. This card started out as a birthday card but somewhere along the line i changed my mind and reached for the thinking of you stamp!


Alla Prima Collection paper stack
EK Success border punch
Tonic butterfly punch
Spellbinders Nestabilites - Heart circles
Circle & scallop punch
Paper & Such sentiment
Tim Holtz distress ink - Walnut stain
Glue stick and bling from stash

Thank you for visiting.  If you leave a comment, i will visit you too. 


Just Inspirational Challenges Week 28

Good morning crafters!

It's Thursday again which means two things. The start of a new challenge over at Just Inspirational Challenges and the start of the weekend ( here, our weekend is Friday and Saturday).

The challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Floppy Latte. 

Here is the inspirational photo.  You can interpret it any way you like!

I do not have a card for this challenge as it is Design Team A's turn to provide the inspiration but i will be back later on today with something else inshAllah.

Thank you for stopping by.

Best wishes,

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Thinking of You

Good evening crafters!

I hope you are all well.  Did you have a good weekend and a happy 'National Scrapbooking Day' yesterday?  I visited my local scrapbook shop Paper Lane and bought a couple of goodies so today i have a new card for you using my new Prima Collection papers- Alla. I also bought some Kraft card bases for a little change (i normally use white or ivory). 

All papers and embellishments are made using this Prima paper collection.  I made the flower using a scalloped punch and the eyelet in the tag was made using a We R Memory Keepers cropadile. The distress ink was Tim Holtz walnut stain. The sentiment is by Paper & Such and the butterfly was a Tonic punch. 

Unfortunately, the colours did not come out very well in this photo.  The tag and butterfly are actually a beautiful pale green colour.

Thank you for dropping by. Until the next time, take care.

Best wishes,

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Just Inspirational Challenges Week 27

Good morning all,

I hope you are all ready for a new challenge over at Just Inspirational Challenges. This week the challenge is sponsored by Kenny K.

We have a photo inspiration and a sketch for you this week.  You can use both for your inspiration or just one.

Here is my card:

I was lucky enough to receive this fabulous digi from Kenny K.  Just perfect for a little man to give to his Daddy for Father's Day don't you think?   I printed the image on white cardstock, coloured it with Copics and coloured the background with Tim Holtz broken china distress ink.   The sentiments are printed from my PC.  The ribbon is from my stash.

Challenges entered:

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #215 - One for the boys! http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2012/05/challenge-215-one-for-boys.html

 Thank you for dropping by. I hope you have a good day.

Best wishes,

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Good evening all!

I hope you have had a great day. I have been working on a few DT projects lately so my posts are few and far between but i do have a little inspiration for you tonight.

  I actually left this card blank simply because i couldn't decide what i wanted to put on it! Now, it can be used for a birthday, thank you, just because, thinking of you, anything! The papers are from We R Memory Keepers Cotton Tail paper pack and Me to You Spring Chic paper pack. The little ribbon sticker is by Kioshi. I made the flower using part of a Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, some punched scalloped circles, and a button. The heart border is an EK Success border punch. The edges of the flower and leaves were distressed with walnut stain distress ink. The leaves were made using a Hero Arts flower stamp set.

Challenges entered:

Joanna Sheen Challenge (Sunday) - Flower Power http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/flower-power.html
By The Cute and Girly - May- Spring is in the Air http://bythecuteandgirly.blogspot.com/2012/04/may-spring-is-in-air.html

Papertake Weekly (Tuesday) - Anything Goes http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/2012/05/anything-goes.html

I hope you have all managed to squeeze some crafting into your day. Until the next time, take care.

Best wishes,