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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

Monday, February 25, 2013

I've joined the Crafty Catz DT!

Good morning all,
Just a quickie post to share my exciting news with you.  I have joined the fabulous team over at Crafty Catz............... yay!  Delighted to be part of the team.  :D 
I will be back on Friday inshAllah with my first DT project. 
Hugs, Jill x

Sunday, February 24, 2013

HB2U Tag

Good morning all,

I hope you are all having a good weekend.  The weather here is warming up nicely so i am going to try and have 20 mins in the sun to read my paper whilst little man is at school.  That's if i can drag myself away from my craft room! tee hee

In the meantime, i am here to tell you about this week's challenge at One Stitch at a Time.  The theme is : Use a Digi (so it's a nice easy one for you).  Please join in and if you pop over to OSAAT, you can view the DT's fab creations.

I was lucky to receive this 'cool dude' image called Baby Gangstaz Joel by April.  You can find him here. I decided to make it into a tag.  I used papers from My Mind's Eye Indie Chic ''Saffron' collection and Echo Park Dots & Stripes collection.

Thank you for popping by.  I will be along later this afternoon with a new post and a new card.
Have a good day. Hugs to you all.
Jill x

Thursday, February 21, 2013

One layer card at Charisma Cardz

Good morning all,
I hope you are all well and having a good week.  Today i have popped in to let you know about this week's challenge at Charisma Cardz.
The theme is: ONE LAYER CARD (One piece of card folded in half with no additional layers and minimal embellishments, where the image is stamped or printed directly onto the cardstock.)
There are three fab sponsors this week.  Check out the blog for the fantastic prizes. 
Sewing for pleasure
Sewing for Pleasure, Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch and Hobbycrafts
NEC, Birmingham
21-24 March
Well i must point out that this has been the hardest week ever as a DT member trying to making a one layer card.  It is almost impossible for me to make such a thing and i dont mind admitting that i have many more grey hairs this week than i did last week! I am not atall happy with my 'attempts' so i'm apologising in advance. 
This card is a freebie image and sentiment that i printed directly onto the cardstock.  I am usually so careful to note where i got the freebies from but on this occasion i have mislaid the info.  If anyone knows, please can you let me know so i can give them credit.
In my second card, i created the background using distress inks and stamped the image with distress ink. 
Two simple cards that took me days to make! How crazy is that!  Anyway, i know you can do better so please join in this week's challenge at Charisma Cardz.  If you pop over to their blog you can feat your eyes on the other DT members fab creations.
Take care and thanks for popping by!
See you soon
Hugs, Jill x

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Birthday Girl - Ava

Good afternoon all,

I hope you all had a good weekend.  Today i am here to let you know that there is a fantastic new challenge over at Sentimental Sundays today. 

The sponsor is the fabulous Saturated Canary.
The theme is Lace and Pearls (plus a sentiment). 

I was delighted to receive this gorgeous image from Saturated Canary called Ava. I think she is the prettiest cutie ever. Thank you Krista!

My papers are from the Indie Chic ''Saffron'' collection by My Mind's Eye.
I will be back to add this little creation to a few challenges hopefully.  In the meantime, it would be great if you joined in the fun and if you pop over to Sentimental Sundays you will find some awesome inspiration to get you going.
Take care and thank you for visiting.  I appreciate your visit and comments very much.
Big hugs, Jill x

Sunday, February 10, 2013

I love You With All My Heart

Hello, me again, back with my second post of the day.
This time, LOVE is in the air at Sentimental Sundays.  Yep, a fab new challenge and the theme is LOVE.  We would love it if you joined in with this week's challenge.
If you need some inspiration, pop over to the Sentimental Sundays blog here and you will be able to feast your eyes on the fabulous creations from my DT teamies.
I was delighted to receive this fabulous image from Simply B Stamps to use on my project. You can find her here. I coloured her with copics. The papers are by american Crafts (XoXo collection). The heart circle die cut is by Spellbinders and the heart border punch by EK Success.
Challenges i would love to enter:
One Stop Craft Challenge 215 - Love is in the Air
Allsorts Week 193 - Valentines
2 Sisters #130 - Hearts
Crafty Catz #169 - Love is in the air (Feature a Heart)
Totally Papercrafts #153 - Valentines or Love
Card Crafter's Circle #61 Love is in the Air/Valentines
In The Pink #13 Pink Valentines
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog #37 - Valentine Cards
Thank you for visiting. 
Take care. Big hugs, Jill x

Tea Time

Good morning all,
I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend. Schools are off here today and tomorrow so i am having to fit my crafting in around entertaining 'little man' for the next two days.
Anyway, this is my first of two posts for today.  Firstly i am here to let you know about this week's challenge at One Stitch at a Time
The theme is Anything Goes and the sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digital Designs.
For my card i was lucky to receive this beautiful image by Jess called 'Tea Time'.  You can find it here. The papers are from My Mind's Eye.  'Dolled Up' & Indie Chic 'Saffron' collections.
It would be great if you joined us in this challenge. 
I would like to enter to following challenges:
Thank you for visiting.  I will be along shortly to visit you too and will be back here to bring you a new post.
Hugs, Jill x

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Love at Charisma Cardz

Good afternoon all,
Oops, i am running an hour or two behind here so i will get straight on with it.... There is a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz today with two fabulous sponsors.
The theme this week, chosen by Gemma is LOVE.
I hope you will join us in this challenge and if you pop over to Charisma Cardz you will certainly be inspired by the beautiful creations from my talented DT teamies.
Here is my creation.....
Paper by American Crafts (XOXO Collection)
Die cuts: Spellbinders Heart Circles
Punch: Heart border punch by EK Success
Sentiment: Dusty Attic chipboard words (painted with Martha Stewart acrylic paint)
Copics & Tim Holtz distress inks
Challenges i'd like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 255 + Love Struck!
In The Pink #13 - Pink Valentine
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog #37 - Valentine Cards
Thank you for visiting today.  I have had a hectic week this week but i plan to catch up with you all very soon.
Take care.
Hugs, Jill x