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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

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kaisercraft frame - New Baby

Good morning all,

I hope this post finds you well. Today i have popped in to share with you something a little different.  Recently, my neighbour had a new baby and she has always been supportive of my crafty projects so i decided to make them a little gift.  Forgive me for the photo heavy post and for the poor quality and squint pics ( I took them in a hurry... argh!)
I started off with a large Kaisercraft frame (below) and have used My Mind's Eye 'The Sweetest Thing' collection throughout.  I love this collection and thought it would be just as nice as 'baby' papers. 

This is what i made...............
I have left the top left space free for a photo to be inserted under the corner die cuts and two smaller photos can be added further down. I've also added a little journal tag which was a pre made journal tag from this collection that i cut down and altered to fit.
This is a Cheery Lynn doily which is part coloured using Martha Stewart acrylic paint (surf) and a ready made sentiment from MME The Sweetest Thing collection.

This is a 3D sticker from the same collection.  I added the button and hemp.
This was a wooden teddy i had in my stash for ages that i painted then added the bow.
Finally, the flowers are from Hobbycraft and were white so i painted the with the same Martha Stewart acrylic paints, added some Tim Holtz die cut flourishes and voila!  The name and date are American Crafts thickers.
My Mind's Eye 'The Sweetest Thing' collection - Designer paper, journal tag (altered and cut down) & 'playful' sign, tiny word stickers and layered stickers.
Dusty Attic layered flowers and words (adore & cherish)
Martha Stewart acrylic paint - surf, jonquil and couscous
Tim Holtz distress ink - walnut stain
Flowers from Hobbycraft
Die cuts by Tim Holtz (flourishes) and Cheery Lynn (corners)
Thickers by american Crafts
Challenges i would like to enter:
Thank you for visiting me today.  I hope you are all having a good day. As always, you comments are very much appreciated.  I hope to catch up with you all later on today.
For now, take care.
Hugs, Jill x

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween or fall colours

Good morning all

I hope you are all having a good weekend. Well, Saturday it is again so i am here to let you know all about this week's challenge at 2 Sisters Challenge blog.

The theme this week is....HALLOWEEN OR FALL COLOURS.

The sponsor is the fabulous... The Digi Garden.

I was fortunate enough to receive this fantastic digi to use on my card. I paper pieced her dress to match the background and the papers are by My Mind's Eye.  The delightful bingo card is from Echo Park.  The image is coloured with copics.
Challenges i am entering:
The Digi Garden - Autumn colours
Stampin for the Weekend Challenge #20 - anything goes
Just Us Girls Challenge - photo inspiration (i chose the colours)
It would be great if you nipped over to 2 Sisters to view the beautiful DT projects and if you decide to join us in this week's challenge, that would be fabulous.
Thank you for visiting today. I will be around to visit you all soon.
Take care,
Hugs, Jill x

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Don't be Square!

Good morning all,
I hope this post finds you in good health. Today the schools are on holiday and all of next week because it is Eid Al Adha tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday and end of term.  Where have the last 9 weeks gone?  It only seems like yesterday i was worrying about my little man starting school for the first time and now it's end of term 1 already!  
Eid tomorrow means a little shopping spree today to buy some pressies for little man and maybe hubby! Oh, and some scrummy food unless i can persuade hubby to take us out for dinner.
Anyway, enough from me, i am really here to tell you about this week's challenge at Charisma Cardz.
Its a fun challenge, the theme is DON'T BE SQUARE!!
There are two fabulous sponsors too with two fabby prizes.
Digi Stamp Boutique are offering one very lucky winner 6 digis of their choice..... awesome!
Card Mad Fairy's Creations are offering one lucky winner 5 digis of their choice.... fab!
And here is my card. An octagon card base using 'Marco' from the Digi Stamp Boutique. The papers are from Echo Park and the sentiment from my PC. I coloured this cute image with copics.
It would be great if you could join us in this challenge.  If you pop over to Charisma Cardz you will get lots of fabulous inspiration. 
Thank you for visiting today. Will be over to see you all soon.
Hugs, Jill x

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tiger Tee

Good morning all, how are you all today? I hope you are having a great weekend. My little man is off school today sick (our school week is Sunday to Thursday, just incase you are thinking i have lost the plot!) so i am trying to entertain him and i'm trying all my tricks to get him to take his medicine. So far i have tried asking nicely, getting annoyed, bribery...... no luck! :( It's gonna be a looooooong day!
Anyway, i have a new challenge to tell you about over at One Stitch at a Time.  Yep, it's an easy one for you this week so it would be great it you would join in the fun and play along.
The theme is : USE A DIGI. Easy, yeah?
The sponsor is the fabulous Joanna Sheen.
Here is my DT inspiration using the fabulous Tiger Tee digi from Stitchy Stamps and Barnyard Buddies paper pack from Panda Bear Designs. You can find the digi here and the paper pack here.  I love this digi, it reminds me of some people i know that live in my neibouring village back home. hehehe
Challenges i am entering my card into are:
1. One Stop Craft Challenge Challenge 201 - anything goes
2. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge  Challenge 74 - anything goes
3. The Poodles Parlour - anything goes
4. Frosted Designs - Sports/Dance (golf)
5. By the Cute & Girly - Birthdays 
Thank you for visiting me today. Please pop over to One Stitch at a Time to check out the amazing DT inspiration.
Thank you to my amazing followers too, old and new. It is fab having you on board.
Take care
Hugs, Jill x

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cute N Creepy

Good morning all,
I hope you are all well. We are not! I have had a sore throat for 3 days and now my little man is pucking and has high temperature. It's not a good day, it's been a looooooooooooooong day so far and it's only noon here (9am UK time).
Anyway, onto today's challenge over at 2 Sisters challenge blog.
This week the theme is CUTE N CREEPY. Almost anything Halloweenish will do the trick! ;)
The sponsor is the fabulous Robyns Fetish.
I was given this fab digi to use on my card this week. It's called Bearly A Pumpkin and you can find it here.
Paper: Bazzill cardstock (brown), Echo Park (orange/brown polka dots DP), DCWV Collage Musings stack pack, Echo Park (fishtails/banner)
Image: Bearly Pumpkin by Robyn's Fetish
Stamps: American Crafts alphabet set
Inks: Copics, Memento -tuxedo black & Tim Holtz distress ink - walnut stain

Challenges i am entering:

1. One Stop Craft Challenge challenge 201- anything goes
2. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge challenge 74 - anything goes
3. Simply Create Too #24 - pumpkins
4. The Cutie Pie Challenge #29 - Halloween
5. Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - Halloween
Thank you for dropping by.
Take care.
Big hugs, Jill x

Monday, October 15, 2012

Thank You Very Much

Good afternoon all,
How are you all today? I am here with a quickie post to share with you a card i made for the surgeon that performed my recent surgery. I am not a hospital person and was quite worried and nervous about being an inpatient but honestly, i cannot praise the surgeon or nursing staff enough.  The care i received was outstanding and i am so thankful.  So i made this little card.

UK Craft 6x6 cardbase
We R Memory Keepers 'Cotton Tail' designer paper pack & Bazzill brown cardstock
Hero Arts flower stamp set
Tim Holtz distress ink - walnut stain
Tim Holtz flourish die
Buttons from stash

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Dies and/or Punches (i used a Tim Holtz die cut and a corner punch)
Clearly iStamp Sentimental
Sending a big big warm welcome to my newest followers.
Have a good day.
Hugs, Jill x

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Friends forever

Good morning crafters!

How are you all today? I hope you are all having a good weekend.  I am here this morning to share a card with you and to tell you about this week's challenge at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog.

The amazing sponsor this week is The Crafting Boutique and the theme is Anything Goes. Simple!

Why not pop over to the 2 Sister's blog and take a peek at the other fabulous DT creations and maybe you could join us this week? It would be great if you did.

This week i chose a rubber stamp image for my card that i have not had the chance to ink up yet.  It is from Whiff of Joy and is called ''Friends Forever' - Nora & Ben. The fence is a Tim Holtz die cut and the flowers and butterfly are by K &Company.  The dp is Back to Basics III and i coloured my image with copics.

Challenges i am entering are:
Divas by Design  #56 Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges #105 Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp DIES and/or PUNCHES
Thank you for visiting.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs, Jill x

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Charisma Cardz - sketch

Good afternoon all,

I hope you are all well.  It's the weekend here so i am happy! No more 7 am school runs for two days and hopefully some sleep! Think i had about 3 hours sleep last night, the more i tried, the more awake i got! Surely tonight can only be an improvement.

Firstly, my apologies cos i am 3 hours late with my post but today has been one of those days when i have been going from pillar to post, one taxi to another since 9 am and i have just got back home.

Anyway, enough about me, the reason you are here is because there is a fantastic new challenge over at Charisma Cardz.

This week there is a sketch to follow which was chosen by Natalie.

The sponsor is Redonkulous Designs.

Here is my DT card for this week's challenge....

6x6 scalloped card base by UK Craft
Brown polka dots designer paper (Echo Park) & Beige embossed polka dots card stock (u/k), Brown cardstock for mat is Bazzill
Cheery Lynn doily distressed with Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink
Image by Redonkulous Designs
Heart border punch is from EK Success
Ribbon was recycled & buttons from stash
I hope you will pop over and view the gorgeous creations by the other members of Team Gem at Charisma Cardz and it would be fab if you joinind us in this challenge.

Challenges i would like to enter:

The Cutie Pie Challenge - #28 Use a Digi
Pile it On - #41 Vintage or Shabby Chic
Divas by Design - #56 Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges - #105 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Dies And/Or Punches
Crafty Creations Challenges - #191 Photo inspiration (i used the beige and brown colours)
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Thank you for visiting today. I will be along to visit your blogs very soon.
Hugs, Jill x

Sunday, October 7, 2012

MME The Sweetest thing - layout

Good afternoon all,

Firstly, i just want to say a big ''Thank You'' for all the get well wishes.  I wont be running any marathons in the near future (not that i could have even before the op!) but i think the op(s) went well.

I am just nipping on here to quickly post a layout that i created as one of my DT projects for the fabulous Paper Lane. You can view Paper Lane and my blog post here.

I was very fortunate to be given this really gorgeous Echo Park paper from 'The Sweetest Thing' collection and this is what i made.  I really love the colours in this collection.

The chipboard words and cog were painted using the fantastic Martha Stewart acrylic paints. The doily is from Cheery Lynn and is coloured with Tattered Angels Glimmermists.

I made this embellishment by layering punched scalloped circles and adding a cameo that i had in my stash.

This is the final project.

Thank you for dropping by today and may i extend a very big warm and friendly welcome to my newest followers. It is fabulous to have you here.

Go to go, time for my drugs (painkillers!)  Will try and catch up with you all soon, once i can sit for more than 10 mins at a time!

Big hugs, Jill x 


Good afternoon all,
Today i am here to let you know about this week's challenge over at One Stitch at a Time.

Apologies but this is just a quickie post today because i just got out of hospital on Friday and all i am saying is, i am glad you cannot see me now sitting all hunched like an old lady (i am an old lady, i know, but i mean a really really old lady!) whilst trying to type this post as fast as i can! lol

Anyway, we have a great theme this week................ BOO!

I was very fortunate to be given this fantastic image to use on my project. I made a treat bag for halloween.
Please take a minute to pop over to One Stitch at a Time and view the awesome DT inspiration. I hope you will join in with our challenge this week too. I look forward to seeing your creations soon.

Take care, Big Hugs, Jill x

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thinking of You

Good morning crafters!
Here i am again relying on blogger to schedule my post on time! My previously cancelled operation was rescheduled for wednesday so whilst i am expecting to be home by now, i am not sure if i will be up to posting this on time! 
Anyway, a new month means a month of new challenges over at the 2 Sisters challenge blog.
This week the theme is a sketch and we are sponsored by the fabulous Stitchy Bear Stamps
It would be great if you joined us in this challenge and if you pop over to the 2 Sisters challenge blog you will see the other DT's beautiful inspiration.
Here is the sketch. 
I turned the sketch on its side for my card.  I used this beautiful 'Fanciful Bouquet' digi from Stitchy Bear.  You can find it here.  The papers are Back to Basics III but unfortunately didn't come out too well in this photo. 
Thank you for visiting today. I will try and pop around to all your blogs as soon as i am up and about a bit. 
Take care, Big hugs, Jill x