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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