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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

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Lucky me!

I have been picked for the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Design Team, i am so happy about this opportunity.  I hope i do them all proud. Watch this space! :D

Fairy Dust!

Hello all, hope you are having a good weekend.  Just a quick post today to share with you a little card i made using a digi.  I think she is rather cute, dont you? :o) I just received this gorgeous butterfly stamp as a little gift from my Mum so was eager to get it distressed and onto a card. Voila, here is what i came up with..... 

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


White, pink and brown cardstock
Hero Arts flower stamps
Stampin UP! 'birthday wishes' sentiment stamp
Tim Holtz distress ink - walnut stain
EK Success corner rounder & border punch
Pink ribbon & brown buttons from stash
Butterfly punch

Thanks everyone for dropping by and a big hello to all my new followers. Best wishes, Jill x

Friday, January 27, 2012

It's a Boy!

Hello everyone,

I am not impressed! I ordered some new stamps 12 days ago and it appears they have gone missing in the post arghhhhhhhhhhhhh. I have been eagerly awaiting the postman to arrive every day but nope! Big disappointment! Oh well, i have my eye on a few more stamps and some more goodies so hopefully that will make up for the missing ones when they pop through my letter box in the next few days! :o)

This is a card i made using the lovely digi bear 'Roger' from Ellephantastic.  I actually made a card a few days ago using this digi but i made a 'baby girl' version.  I could not therefore miss the opportunity to do a 'baby boy' card now could i? lol

Here it is.................

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

Creative Craft Challenges - The colour blue


White & blue cardstock
'Father & Son' cardstock (used both sides)
'Roger Baby' digi from Ellephantastic
Tim Holtz Distress ink
E K Success corner rounder
Blue buttons from stash

I love to read all your comments and i appreciate every one of them.  Thank you so much, Jill x

Pink & Red Sugar Nellie Birthday Wishes

Hello to all my faithful followers!

I hope you are all having a nice day. The weekend is upon us, yipee! Firstly, i apologise for the fewer posts lately, i have been staying with family for a few weeks and have only been posting a few times a week instead of on my usual daily basis however i will be 'home' soon inshAllah and hopefully posting every day again.

Today i want to share with you a card i have made using my trusty Sugar Nellie stamp 'Gone Shopping'.  I coloured her with Copics and have embellished with flowers , pearls and a cute little handbag charm.

I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges - Challenge 41 (Flowers) http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com/

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Challenge #22 (Summer in Winter)  http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com/

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 201 ( You're a Gem!) http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/

Charisma Cardz Challenges!!! - Challenge #3 ( Pretty In Pink!) http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/

Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges - Challenge 23 ( Pearls or Bling) http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/


White, pink & red cardstock
Sugar Nellie 'Gone Shopping' stamp
EK Success corner rounder
Martha Stewart border punch
Flowers & pearls from stash
Little handbag charm from stash
Stampin UP! 'birthday wishes' sentiment

  I appreciate and love to read all your comments.  Thank you so much, Jill x

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Love You!

Hello again, 2nd post today!

I wanted to share another card with you that i made with one of my 'unused' stamps. Traditionally, a 'love you' card would be pink/red etc so i thought i would try something different! Yellow, Lime and Turquoise! Unfortunately, i took the photo tonight so the colours dont look the best but i will try and remember and take another photo in the morning and replace it. Here it is....

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

The Poodles Parlour - Valentine/Love Challenge  http://thepoodlesparlour.blogspot.com/

Wishcraft -Waste Not Wednesdays Week 3 http://wishcraftcards.blogspot.com/2012/01/waste-not-wednesdays-wk3.html

Annabelle Stamps Blog - Say It In.... Yellow, Lime & Turquoise

Materials used:

White and yellow cardstock
Lime gigham patterned paper from stash
E K Success border punch
Yellow and turqouise buttons and ribbon from stash 
Stampin UP! sentiment and Heart stamp from 'Love You Much' set
Tim Holtz Distress inks

Thank you for looking.
All comments much appreciated and a BIG hello and thank you to all my new followers. 
Best wishes, Jill :o)

It's a Girl ! Roger the Baby Bear Digi

Good Evening all, i hope you are all having a great weekend.  For today's card, i am using a delightful digi that is a 'freebie' from the fantastic Ellephantastic.  You can view them all at http://www.ellephantastic.co.uk/. The moment i saw this bear, i knew i had to have him so i printed him off and have coloured him using Copics.  I hope you like it. 

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

Crafty Purple frog Challenge - Anything Goes and Design Team Call http://craftypurplefrogchallenges.blogspot.com/

Lexi's Creations Challenge 56 - Anything Goes  http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/

Stamping with the Dragon Challenge Blog  Challenge 2 .... Anything Goes http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.com/

DYSU Challenge #55 Patterned Paper http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/

CardMadFairy's Digi Days Challenge 25 Ribbons & Bows

Card Crafter's Circle Challenge #6 - Bear With Me! http://www.cardcrafterscircle.blogspot.com/

Just Inspirational Challenges Week 12 (photo inspiration, see photo below - i made a new baby card and picked out the pink and yellow colours.) http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/

Materials used:

White and pink cardstock
MME designer paper pad ' Blink of an Eye'
Copics, E30, E31, E55, E15 RV02, RV04
Ribbon and buttons from stash
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Martha Stewart border punch

Thank you for looking.  Your comments are appreciated very much.
Best wishes, Jill :o)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Birthday

Good Evening everyone, hope you are all well.  The frost has disappeared so that was a good start to the day and I have ordered some new stamps and sentiments that i am eagerly awaiting. But for today, here is my latest card.

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

Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog  Challenge # 52 ~ Bows http://www.ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

The Corrosive Challenge #140 Ring in the New Year (new butterfly embellishment and buttons)

ABC Challenges H for Happy Birthday theme    http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #85  - Ribbon + Sentiment   http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/

2 Sisters Challenge Blog Challenge #74 - Use Metal  http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Materials used:

Cream, orange, turquoise cardstock
MME patterned paper stack
Tim Holtz Distress ink - Walnut Stain
Ribbon & Buttons from stash
'Metal' Butterfly brad
Stampin Up! 'Happy Birthday' sentiment stamp
Hero Arts Butterfly stamp

Thank you all for dropping by. Please leave me a comment if you have the time, they make my day and are very much appreciated.

Best wishes, Jill :0) 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pretty in Pink (and Orange!)

Hello, second post of the day! This card is for a special little girls birthday. I just love some of the Sugar Nellie stamps and this one is called ' A little Birdie Told Me'. She actually has a little bird sitting next to her but for this particular card, i decided to leave it out! Also, this is the first time that i have used this border punch. I punched the border on pink cardstock then layered it onto orange to give it a different look.

I would love to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge 115. Theme ~ Use Something New ~ i used my new border punch http://www.craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/

DYSU Challenge #54 - the theme is Pink! http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/

Just Inspirational Challenges Week 11 (photo inspiration, see photo below. I used the colours pink and orange as my inspiration)  http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/


White, pink, orange cardstock
Sugar Nellie ' A little birdie told me' stamp
Stampin Up! Sentiment
Pink ribbon and button from stash
Tim Holtz Distress inks
Martha Stewart border punch
E K Success corner rounder

Thanks for looking. Please leave a comment so i know you have dropped by, i appreciate every one of them. 

Best wishes, Jill :)

My new favourite Colours!

Good Evening Crafters, i hope you are all having a great weekend.  I went to the shops today and managed to pick up a few bargains which is great. Don't you just love it when you find a good bargain.  I have also been busy crafting away and have made a couple of cards that i would like to share with you.  First up, this is one of my favourites, the just love these colours together.

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

Annabelle Stamps Blog ~ theme Anything Goes http://annabellestamps.blogspot.com/

Just Inspirational Challenges Week 11 ( photo inspiration - see photo below. I used the flowers and the colours orange and blue as my inspiration) http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/

White, orange, blue and turquiose cardstock
MME patterned paper stack
Hero Arts Flower stamps
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)
Buttons from stash
Stampin Up! birthday wishes sentiment stamp

Hope you like it, thanks for looking.  Please leave me a comment if you have a minute to spare, i appreciate every single one.

Best wishes, Jill :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My first Badge!

Good Morning Crafty people, hope you are all well. I am in the middle of a new card at the moment so will be posting later on today inshAllah however i just wanted to tell you all that i am so excited because i have earned my 1st badge! Yes, i made top 3 at Just Inspirational Challenges! yipee

Catch you all later, have a good day, Jill :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Butterfly Wishes

Good Evening Crafters, Hoping you are all well.  Today i would like to share with you my latest card.  I will be entering it into the following challenges:-

One Stitch At A Time Challenge ~95 (Use 3 Embellishments)

Simply Create Too Challenge #4 (Layers, Layers & More Layers)http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/

Papertake Weekly  (Anything Goes)

2 Sisters Challenge Blog Challenge #73 (Things with Wings)

Just Inspirational Challenges Week 10 (Inspirational photo)

Materials used:
Cream, pink, lilac and pp cardstock
Hero Arts Butterfly stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Lilac buttons and Butterfly brad from stash
Stampin Up! Birthday Wishes sentiment
EK Success corner rounder

Thank you for looking and thank you for your lovely comments. Best wishes, Jill :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

I am back!

Happy New Year to all my fellow crafters and followers (old and new), 

Due to family commitments i have been away from the crafting scene for a few weeks but i cant stay away any longer! My mind does overtime thinking up my next project and my hands are itching to get started again at my craft table! So, to start the year off i want to share with you a little box i made for my Dad's 65th. I wanted a gift i could send in the post so i created this box, filled it with photos and inserted a gift voucher into the pocket in the middle. This was my first attempt at a box so i was learning as i went along. Now i know what i will do different the next time i make one. Sorry for the poor photo too, i was in a rush to catch the post! Thanks for dropping by.

I am going to enter this into the following challenges:-

Paper Creations Ink Challenge #16 (Die Cuts And/Or Punches) http://www.papercreationsink.com/

Best wishes, Jill :)