Sunday, 29 November 2009

Happy first Birthday Erin

Yes indeed another easel fold for Erin's first Birthday!
Using Basic Grey papers, Sugar Nellie Manga fairy stamp - paperpieced and coloured with copics/Sakura.
WRMK daisy stud, Basic grey rubons and some doodling including the swing I added her to!

I am entering this into the challenge over at Incy wincy designs - Anything goes! They have a fab prise on offer so pop by and have a look!

Still have sick children and looks like Jacob will have to go into ENT tomorrow - sorry for my lack of visits - will catch up soon.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Challenge 28 - Polkadoodles

It's raining its pouring and I have been stuck in all week aghhhhhhh!!!
This week over at Polkadoodles we were asked to use at least 3 papers and stamps.
As you can tell I am going a bit mad. Decided a wee challenge was in order - new fold thought I - lets try one of those easel folds I've been seeing about and great fun was had! I love this fold!!
Josh is a teenage drummer!
I have used papers, images - music, tickets and bottle tops from NFG CD.
Stamps - two circles and a squiggle with dots at the end - coloured some with Sakura
Basic Grey Alphas and screw brads.

Pssssst - there will be a new CD on Ideal World Thursday 3rd Dec 2p.m. and its well worth the watching - some truly fab work by Nikki and hopefully some samples from the DT......

The DT call closes at 12.00a.m. today and there have been some truly great applications - thanks one and all.I am enjoying looking at all your blogs and wish you all the best of luck.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas gifts

I have had my oldest at home this week with what turns out to be a perforated ear drum - poor soul has been miserable. On the bright side in his wisdom he decided for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week we should make a gift for Santa. Ah! bless at 7 he still believes. Anyway we cut this gift bag on my Pazzles and made it up with some 'bugs in a rug' card die cuts and also I decoupaged pieces of paper - some doodling - great bow made with thin tinsel from IKEA and eyelets to set snowflakes at ends.

The contents - some dried cherries, cranberries, strwberries and raisins for the Reindeer and some Magic straws for Santa (turn your milk strawberry flavour)
Pop by Eilieen's blog to find out about extra candy on offer. Eileen is also kindly offering a choice of sentiment stamps as the prize this week at C.R.A.F.T. so what are you waiting for, I am sure there are lots of Christmas gifts in the making......

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Crafty Creations

This week over at Crafty Creations we have a Christmas project with an optional cracked glass effect.
For those of you that haven't done it before - me included - it is done by putting several layers of clear embossing powder on top of your image- heating in between layers - leaving to cool and then bending image to crack the embossing - very effective!

My gatefold card uses DCWV papers to back - the lovely Sugar Nellie - Leanne Ellis image coloured with copics,Cutting Cafe string of baubles and sentiment printed on DCWV paper and coloured with Sakura.
I finnished it off with a doodled outline to match bauble string and two tiny pegs to hold on the string of baubles.

We have Regina Easter from the Cutting Cafe as the sponsor this week and the lucky winner can choose any 3 printable stamps - fabby!
Always worth a visit to see what the DT have been upto - we love to visit you and your Crafty Creations.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Happy Christmas Heather.......

I love Mo Mannings image so much! I have coloured with copics and added a little Sakura glitter.
The background is Basic Grey offcuts with some added doodling and some flowersoft snow.
Couldn't bear to add anything else!

I would like to enter this into some challenges....
Caardvarks - Colour it
Colour Create - Red , Green and White
The Craft Garden - Sparkle

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Happy Birthday - Dare you to digi stamp - glitter

Using Mo's wonderful fun image, coloured with copics and Sakura glittery details.
Fab DP from Doodlebug with the most lovely glittery print! I have added sakura doodles to this, some little pom poms to flower centres and some glass irredescent hearts.
A gem brad and gem snap to finnish.

I am entering this into Dare you to digi stamp this week - they are looking for a glittery creation!

As an aside have given in and bought a mini studio for taking photos (basically a fabric box with mini lights) as we no longer have any decent daylight or weather in Scotland for non flash - so far very pleased with it - just needing some more practice!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Polkadoodles sketch 27 - Dt card & Creative Inspirations

This week over at doodling Polkadoodles we had another fab sketch to play with.
The Dt were requested to make a non masculine card using the NFG (Not For Girls) CD.
I used the shetch to make a Birthday card for my Step MIL.
Jennie is a very keen gardener and a potter - so appreciates handmade cards!

I have turned the sketch on its side. Used the fabby seed packet and added a wee pull out photo of Hope.
Used the leaf stamps and some doodling to create the border around the card.

Please pop by and see what the other members of the DT have been upto at Polkadoodles.
There is a DT call going out at the moment for new doodlers and its a fab team to be on - Nikki will be having a new CD out shortly and more programmes early December on Create and Craft.
Anyhows pop by and play along even if you don't have any Polkadoodles goodies - you may well win some!

I would also like to enter this in The Creative Inspirations Challenge -
They would like to see a Pocket on your card!

Thursday, 19 November 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week is an Inspirational photo!

This week thanks to Eileen (Eiglas) we have this fab inspiration photo to work with!
I have created a doodle inspired by Eileen's photo and if you pop over to C.R.A.F.T.
you can pick it up for free and use it if you wish to enter the challenge ( but you can of course use the inspiration photo in any way you'd like).

My DT card uses my doodle paperpieced with 4 different decoupaged layers.
Sakura doodles, some Basic Grey Chipboard stickers, googley eyes and stickles.

My shop - Doodles by Hope Jacare is sponsoring the challenge this week
- the winner chosen by will get my other Christmas doodles and a couple of Sakura Mettalic pens and a wee surprise - Pop over to C.R.A.F.T. and lets see what you can create!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Crafty Creations......DT card for Challenge # 42

This week at Crafty Creations it's my turn to set the challenge!
I have chosen "Metal" so you can encorporate metal itself or metallic colours - any project with a metallic element will do ! I have used my Reindeer doodle which is free here
(please vistit Keryn to see what its all about!)

I used two metallic finnish papers to back, copics to colour and Sakura details.
Flowersoft snow, snowflake eyelets, velvet and silver ribbon and some dinky little bells.
I am sponsoring the prize this week and the winner can choose any doodle from

Hope Jacare at Shophandmade, and also will recieve some of my favourite metallic bits including
a silver Sakura pen and some new charms I have just purchased...a wee surprise also as I like a surprise!

So pop by Crafty Creations and see what is going on this week!
I am also going to enter this at Cupcake Craft Challenge whose theme this week is
Digital images.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Polkadoodles need new doodlers!

Go on give it a go - I can vouch for them being a fabby team of girlies to work with over at Polkadoodles!
What do you have to do?

Send an email to Nikky...telling her why you want to join the Polkadoodle Team and add a link to your blog!
Closing Date for entries is Friday 27 November at 12.00GMT. Good luck!!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Keryn ia a Post Pals Reindeer...Freebie

My blogging friend Keryn is a Post Pals reindeer!
Pop over and pay her a visit and find out what its all about!

I offered to make Keryn a wee doodle to use in her new position. Please feel free to take it if you wish, I would love to see anything you create with it! If you have time (at the busy time of year) pop by Post Pals and find out what it is all about......

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Thinking of you - Poppy

To go with Daisy I have Poppy (Daisy's sister).
Poppy is Hope's best friend and has the most georgeous red hair!
Coloured with my copics, a little sakura, DCWV papers and die cut flowers and vines again.

I would like to enter this is the Simon Says Challenge which is
'Thinking of you' - most appropriste for this time of year I think!


Now it's time for daisy's turn! Using my own image Daisy 2, coloured with copics.
DCWV papers to back and odds used to cut flowers,vine and butterflies.
Flower centres set with tiny brads.

The challenge this week at Allsorts is perfect
'A project for a child'
This is a picture for Daisy's (6yrs) bedroom wall!

Friday, 13 November 2009

Polkadoodles Sketch

This week at Polkadoodles we have a great sketch to follow, and what fun I had!
I used the burger and chips from NFG CD!!

It isn't Reuben's Birthday but I made it with him in mind.....he would think this was a treat!
I used Husband backing papers from CD. Tags and newsprint paper (for my chip poke!)

Come along to Polkadoodles and see what the other members of the DT have been upto!
Use the sketch to create a male theme card and play along - you don't have to use Polkadoodles goodies and you could win some or the fab blinky!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - A recipe

This week at C.R.A.F.T. the Challenge is to follow a recipe
1 ribbon, 1 sentiment and 1 tag! Hopefully everyone will find this a bit more straightforward this week!
I had a card to make for a friends sisters 30th - Jo who also happens to play the saxaphone and clarinet.
I have used the fab backing paper from Polkadoodles NFG range
saxaphone,clarinet and notes are peel offs (one of my pet hates - but we'll let it go this time)
I hand cut tag from the same backing paper, doodled lots with Sakura and Sticky DCWV ribbon.

The fab prize this week is from Donnas Den - who has a great range of crafting goodies!
Just look see what you could win......

Donna ia also starting a new challenge at the beginning of December
Pop by and show her your support

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Crafty Creations#41 - Challenge Snow......

My Dt contribution for Week 41 at Crafty Creations and the challenge is 'Snow'.
We are again sponsored this week by Fresh Brewed Designs

I decided to make a christmas decoration using the not yet released
cut snow angel, Basic Grey chipboard shapes, Papermania glitter paper, Sakura, eyelets
 and icicle pipecleaners.
I am also entering this into the challenge over at Digital Tuesday whose
challenge this week is Holiday Wishes..

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Cupcake Birthday

The challenge over at Papertake Weekly this week is Digi sparkle!
I have used one of my own digi images - Cupcake stand
Coloured with copics and lots of Sakura shadow and stardust,
Papermania ribbon with gold lurex at side, strawberry metalic charm - so lots of sparkle!

Basic Grey Papers behind image - love the new strawberry one!
Some sun at last - have replaced rather dodgey photos!

Monday, 9 November 2009

Willow and Holly!

Finally getting round to colouring the pictures for a friends family.
The children are called Holly, Willow, Daisy and Poppy ( Poppy is Hope's best friend )

My doodled image of Willow coloured with copics and Sakura stardust.
Basic Grey paper to back.

This one is Holly!

Caleb and Hope!

Thanks everyone that has asked after the kids! As you see now there are two of them unwell they are very self sufficient at comforting one another! Still get a cuddle when they are awake but it means housework can't be ignored........At least they can now breath while sleeping!

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Cameron skates- have a magical birthday!

Caleb's best friend Cameron is 5 on Monday - this card uses my image "Skate" coloured with copics and some Sakura doodling!

Another card for Cameron using Winston Wizard again coloured with copics - some distressing to edges - a wee change from inking for me!

Bring out your Bling - Eila

The challenge over at Allsorts this week is Bring out your Bling - perfect for this card I have just Finnished.
Eilas first birthday card from her Granny - she wanted pink, sparkly and Minnie!
I have added lots of gems to Minnies bow and all over the card.
Minnie is coloured with Sakura stardust pens which I have also used
for doodling and sentiment!
Chipboard free letters from a mag and a patchwork paper background.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Polkadoodles and appologies....

The challenge this week at Polkadoodles is to make a decoration - Polly is so perfect for the top of a tree - it just had to be done!
This was late and missed the Polkadoodle deadline - Sorry Nikki. Also sorry if I'm not popping by much. Two poorly kids now - both just very bad colds , I hope, but hard to part them from my knee.......

Thursday, 5 November 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #24 Bonfire/Fireworks/Celebration

Can you belive it's Thursday again and time for this weeks C.R.A.F.T. Challenge which is
Bonfire night - Fireworks - Celebration
I'm sure that could cover a multitude of things, however I wanted to have a go at a Fireworks effect!
I have used a base of black pearlescent card - it has a gold sheen to it.
Heat embossed one of the Polkadoodles flower and flourish stamps in sparkly green.
Added doodles with sakura shadow and then sticky pearls to the endsof each line.

My good friend Catriona is going to be 40 this week - having a little party at ours on Saturday -
really looking forward to it!
We were at Art School together and now Catriona is an exhibition organizer for the Scottish parliment .

This weeks challenge is sponsored by Die Cut Dreams - you could win a fantastic selection of their die cuts....have a go!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge #40

The challenge this week over at Crafty Creations is a card with a pull out element!

Our sponsors this week are Fresh Brewed Designs and I have used two of their very cute
owl images on my card - coloured with Copics
(Daddy owl I think looks a bit shell shocked!)

My papers and die cut elements are all by Crate Paper - such a fab range!
My pull out element could be used as a bookmark......The sentiment I "borrowed" from the Crate paper range and added it to the Fresh brewed designs image.