A very warm welcome to my blog, which is mostly about card-making, a bit about work and family, and a few odds and ends. I am fairly new to this blogging lark, so please bear with me if I make some glaring errors.

I'll be delighted if you would like to become a follower, so please leave me details of your blog, as I'd love to visit.

xx Jill

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

new baby card

29th July 2011
Just a quick addition to this post to say that I won a top three award at: http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/.  I was really thrilled at this, as although I only ever make cards in my own style (including the commissions I get!), it's very nice when someone else likes the card too.  xx Jill

So sorry I haven't posted anything on my blog for a couple of weeks, but with being so very busy with Louise's show, nothing else got done. I have to tackle the dreaded h**s*w**k over the next few days and do some packing before we go away, but just time to add this card, and possibly Joe's birthday card too.

This easel card was for my step grand-daughter, which I forgot to add to my blog last month. I used Spring Breeze paper from First Edition, which has a lovely glazed finish, and coloured the beautiful WOJ image with copic markers. Quite an unusual combination of colours for me to use,: coral, mint and brown, and although the papers are really pretty, I'm not sure the colour scheme works in the copics or the flowers as well as I'd hoped.

 I love these Elizabeth Bell stamps, and I'm quite sorry she doesn't do any single stamps for WOJ any more: just a rubber plate every so often. I used coredinations plain card as usual, which you can get froThe Range in 6x6 packs or from A Maze of Memories in South Oxfordshire in 12x12 sheets. If you've not come across them before, their range of plain cardstock is extraordinary, but quite a trek to get them! I tend to only go if I'm going up that way anyway, as it's a bit far to make a special trip, so I take some dps with me and stock up with loads of colours to match. The fancy tag, and the die cut shape around the image are Nesties, and the die-cut corners are from a very old, (but very useful) Cuttlebug set.


The flowers are a combination of WOC and some silk flowers from my stash, all coloured with copics to match. The leaves are an MS punch from Sir Stampalot, which I use time and time again.

I'm entering the following challenges with this card:
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/  - add a flower
http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/ - use glitter
http://scrappyfrogschallenge.blogspot.com/ - flowers
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/ - glitter or bling

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and for all the comments you leave - I really enjoy reading them all.  Have fun!! 

xx Jill


McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Jill, I like the image which you have coloured beautifully, and the colours are lovely.
Kevin xx

Judie said...

Beautiful card Jill, I love your blog and have become a follower.
Beautiful cards.


uhooi said...

These results are good cards, sweet and creative,,


Wendy said...

This is so beautiful Jill,lovely image and colours.
Wendy xx

Sandi said...

Jill - very pretty and sparkly easel card!
Thanks for playing in our 'Glitter or Bling' Challenge #26!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

pinky said...

Thats so sweet inside and out. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Sally H said...

A fabulous card, Jill! Gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Time-To-Share said...

Beautiful card Jill - love the image and gorgeous layout. Luv & Hugs Trish x

chris said...

such special work.
Thanks for Joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge.
Hugs Chris xx

Pattie G said...

This is sooo sweet! I love your coloring and all of your embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥

Francesca said...

Fantastic creation
Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month
and good luck!


Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sandi said...

Jill - Congrats on being picked as TOP 3 at our challenge. Please grab 'Allie's Top 3 Badge' (the Blue one) and place on your sidebar to be eligible for our monthly draw on July 31st.
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Julie said...

this is such a pretty card