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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, April 26, 2012

Just Inspirational Challenges Week 26

Good morning everyone,

Just a quick post to let you know that there is a new challenge over at Just Inspirational Challenges. This week it is sponsored by Stampin Dragon Designs.

And this is the inspirational photo:


I do not have a card to show you as it is Design Team A's week but if you pop over to Just Inspirational Challenges you can view the other DT members fabulous creations.

I will be back shortly inshAllah with my latest creation.

Best wishes,

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Stripes and spots

Good evening all!

Tonight i want to show you one of the cards i made today.  I used Tilda with the straw hat and papers from the We R Memorys Keepers 'Cotton Tail' paper pack.  The sentiment is from Stampin' UP! I coloured the image with copics. The frame is called 'blooming frame' and is a 'freebie' courtesy of Starting Anew by Jady Day Studio at Sweete Shoppe Designs (Thank you). The edge are distressed with Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink. 

Challenges entered:

Creative Inspirations Challenge #160 - Anything Goes http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/

Crafty Creations Challenges #169 - Thats what little girls are made of !http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/
Thank you for stopping by. 
Best wishes,

Monday, April 23, 2012

It's good to stamp!

Good morning all,

I hope you all had a good weekend.  I have been playing with my distress inks and my Hero Arts butterfly and background stamp.  I would normally colour this butterfly with copics but i thought i use my distress inks today. This is the result! The background is stamped with walnut stain and the butterfly is worn lipstick and walnut stain.I also added a few pink pearls to the stamped flowers and a button to the butterfly.

Thanks you for dropping by.  All your comments are much appreciated.
Best wishes,

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Worlds Greatest!

Good morning crafters!

I hope you are all well. Today i want to share with you, a layout i made of my fabulous Mum and Dad mashAllah.  I took this photo of them last summer when we visited a Heritage Park and when i saw it, i just knew that it was going to end up in my scrapbooking album!

Anyway, the paper i chose is from Echo Park Dots & Stripes collection (Peony small dots) and the colour is a perfect match for my Mum and Dad's top and shirt.  I dont think they realised at the time that they were matching! The tree with the two little birds is from Dusty Attic and i coloured it with Tim Holtz distress inks and added some pink pearls for a touch of glamour.  The die cuts are from Tim Holtz.  The flowers i made using a Sizzix Bigz 3d flower die and the tags were cut out from another Echo Park paper which i think is called This and That. Oh and the title is wooden words from my stash that i coloured with distress ink.

That's it! What do you think?

Challenges entered:

Joanna Sheen Challenge - Someone special http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/someone-special.html

Crafting For All Seasons Challenge #25 - Anything but a card http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/ch25-anything-but-card.html

Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog Challenge #35 - punches or die cuts http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/2012/04/challenge-35-punches-or-die-cuts.html

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges Challenge #53 - Favourite Song ( The Power of Love by Jennifer Rush) http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/04/challenge-53-favorite-song-movie.html

Thank you for dropping by.  If you have a minute, please leave a comment and i will visit you back.

Until the next time, take care.

Just Inspirational Challenges Week 25

Good morning crafters!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Just Inspirational Challenges. The sponsor this week is DtsArt.

and also:

Here is the inspirational photo:

This week it's Design Team B's turn to provide the inspiration.  I was lucky enough to be given this fab digi from the sponsor to use.  I coloured it with copics and paper pieced the dress. The papers are from We R Memory Keepers Cotton Tail paper pad.

Thank you for dropping by. Take care and have a good day.

Best wishes,

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

All Distressed!

Good morning crafters,  i hope you are all well. 

I have not posted a card for a few days because i have been busy busy busy making DT projects and have been sorting out my craft room. Boy, did it need it! My fab hubby put up a new shelf for me and now i have filled it, i dont know how i managed before! I told him i need another one and he just laughed! Oh well, it was worth a try! Anyway, i have a quick card to show you today.  I thought i would have a play with my distress inks and this is what i came up with.  To be honest, if i made this again, i think i would use brown ink to stamp my flowers onto the card base but you live and learn! I also had a few attempts at stamping the sentiment straight! This was attempt no. 4!  


 I coloured the card base using Tim Holtz disress ink (Shabby Shutters and Crushed Olive) then stamped the flowers with a Hero Arts stamp set. The edges are distressed with walnut stain.  The die cuts are Tim Holtz Alterations (Ornate) which i coloured with shabby shutters, crushed olive and worn lipstick.  The edges are walnut stain.  The rose is a Sizzix Bigz 3D flower die. That's it! Hope you like it. 

Challenges entered:

Pile it on challenge #16 - Pop it up!  http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/04/pile-it-on-16-pop-it-up.html

 OSAAT Challenge #109 - Bright http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/

 Cute Card Thursday Challenge #212 - Spring Flowers http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2012/04/challenge-212-spring-flowers.html

Card Crafter's Cirle Challenge #18 - Gentle Pastel colours  http://cardcrafterscircle.blogspot.com/2012/04/challenge-18-gentle-pastel-colours.html

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge #52 - It's a celebration  http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/04/challenge-52-its-celebration.html

The Craft Garden April challenge - Pastel colours http://thecraftgarden.blogspot.com/

Thank you for dropping by. Sending a big hello to my new followers.
Best wishes,

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Just Inspirational Challenges Week 24

Good morning all, 

Hope you are all well.  We are having a day of sandstorms so it's another day of crafting for me! Yay! I am so confused with my days this week that i am a couple of hours late with my post, so my apologies! So without further ado, here is the info for this weeks Just Inspirational Challenge. 

The sponsor is the fabulous Delicious Doodles.

And the inspirational photo is:

Looking forward to viewing all your fab creations soon.  For now, take care and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Seeing Spots!

Good afternoon all,
I hope you are all having a good day.  Just a quick post today to show you a little card i have just finished.  Then it is off to do some much needed housework, a little cuppa tea and then back to the craft room!

Materials used:

Docrafts card
Pink & purple cardstock from Paper Lane
6x6 Paper Pad (Cotton Tails) by We R Memory Keepers available from Paper Lane
Me to You Spring Chic paper pack
Die cut scalloped oval
Tim Holtz distress ink (Walnut stain)
Paper & Such sentiment
Magnolia Tilda coloured with copics
Ribbon and rhinestones 

Thank you for popping in. Happy crafting!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Paper Lane

Good afternoon all, i hope you are having a great day and a Happy Easter to everyone who is celebrating Easter today.  Go on, tell me, how many of you have had chocolate easter eggs for breakfast today? :)

Today is exciting for me because my first project for Paper Lane  has been published! I was given these gorgeous papers which are from the American Crafts' Garden Cafe Collection and this is what i came up with.  The papers are double sided and fabulous quality.  The paper i used is called 'Rose's kitchen' and i used both sides of it.  The butterfly is a Hero Arts stamp which i coloured with distress inks and copics. The border and the corners were made using EK Success punches.  The sentiment is from the 'Better Poppies' stamp set from Paper and Such. I love this sentiment.

And a sideways view:

Challenges entered:
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #158 - photo inspiration ( flower and colour)

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 102 - Anything Goes http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - April's Anything Goes http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/aprils-anything-goes.html

Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 149 - Colour Bingo (Green, Pink & Lace) http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/04/week-149-colour-bingo.html

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #111 - Bingo ( Flowers, Lace & Pink)http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Divas By Design Challenge 29 - Anything Goes & 1st Birthday Blog Hop http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/04/challenge-29-anything-goes-and-1st.html

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/2012/04/anything-goes.html

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day. Best wishes, Jill x

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Crafty Purple Frog Challenges Week 38

Good morning everyone, i hope you are all having a great day.  Firstly, i apologise for not being around these past few days. I have been a 'tour guide' to my best friend who came all the way from Scotland to visit us and i have been a busy bee making DT projects that will all be revealed soon inshAllah.

Anyway, i should be back to 'normal' in the next few days when i will be able to catch up with all your blogs too.

For now, i want to tell you about the new challenge over at Crafty Purple Frog Challenges.  This week it is ' Let's get distressed' so get out your sanding blocks and inks and show us what you can do.

Here is what you could win this time.....

1st prize is a massive 5 downloads of your choice from The Crafty Purple Frog

2nd prize is 3 downloads of your choice from The Crafty Purple Frog

3rd prize is 2 downloads of your choice from The Crafty Purple Frog

4th prize is 1 downloads of your choice from The Crafty Purple Frog

Here is my card:

Materials used:

Docrafts card base
Green and brown cardstock
Green Dragonfly decoupage from Crafty Purple Frog
Patterned paper to make the tag (but i cant remember where it was from, sorry!)
Lace and chipboard cogs from stash
Green Meadow glimmer mist
Tim Holtz distress ink (Walnut stain)
Close to my Heart edge distressing tool

Have a good day. Hugs, Jill x

Just Inspirational Challenges Week 23

Good Morning crafters, it is Thursday again so it must be time for another challenge over at Just Inspirational Challenges.  Yes, it is Week 23 and we have not one, but three inspirational photos for you.  Not only that, this weeks challenge is sponsored by Joanna Sheen and the winner will receive a 10 gift voucher to her store.

The inspirational photos are:

It is Design Team B's turn this week so i chose to make a card that would be suitable for most occasions and i chose the colours pink & green from the inspirational photos. 

Here is my card:

Thanks for dropping by. Have a good day. Hugs, Jill x