Thursday, November 14, 2019

To Grammy's House - A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge for November 15, 2019



For the A Bit More Time to Craft DT challenge, I used this adorable digi stamp from Mo Manning called , To Grammy's . I just adore this little image. The little girl is just so cure. She is off to see her grandmother, wearing her best clothes.  I created a 6 x 6 card. I used the digital paper from A Bit More Time To Craft. I selected the "On Its Way" digital paper, which I love!




Please check out the A Bit More Time to Craft blog and follow along. The challenge is always "Anything Goes". What could be more fun?

I used my Spectrum Noir paper and markers for this image

Hair - TN7, TN8, and RB2
Skin - FS6, FS7, and FS8
Dress, Coat, and Flower: DR1, DR3, DR5, DP1, DP2, and DP3
Suitcase: GB1, GB3, and GB5


* I often go over an area multiple times to create a darker color for shading and then do a quick swipe for the highlight.

This image and the digital paper are just perfect.

Beautiful Fall Day of Thanks


Last night, I completed my second project for MyBesties' design team for the month of November. I just love all these images, and am still 'over the moon' to be on the DT team. I selected Beautiful Fall Day of Thanks. I created a 6x6 card, which is my favorite size. I used a background digital paper from the MyBesties shop too called, Fall Days U Print. The paper pack contains 12 selections.

We owe so much to the indigenous people of America, and I think that it is important that we remember them for all their sacrifices that were made for us. I know that the history is volatile and often romanticized.

For this image I used the following copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Necklace and hairband: Y59
Hair:E49, E25, and E27
Dress: E55, E53, and E31
Boots: E70 and E71
Vegetables and Fruit: Y13, Y08, R59, and BV00
Basket: W6, W4, and W2

Please join me on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7:00 PM EST for "live" crafting and tutorials.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Winter ~ Wonderland Nixie Pixie Elves Of The Woodlands Bestie Doll img16

For my first November DT project for MyBesties, I chose the Winter ~ Wonderland Nixie Pixie Elves Of The Woodlands Bestie Sherri Baldy Digi stamps Doll img16, which is just adorable!



I am so looking forward to Christmas this year. I love how kind people are over the holidays. I love the Christmas music, food, cards, and all the excitement that leads up to Christmas; don't you?


When I think if elves, I think whimsical, bright colors, and loads of fun. I chose pinks, teal, and greens for this image. This card is larger than most, at 8 x 8. 


I used the following markers:


Hair: Copics RV21, RV13, RV02, and a touch of RV14. I also used the following Spectrum Noirs FS8 and FS6. For the cheeks I used Copc R20

Skin: Copics E000, E00, YR000, and a simdgen of E04
Hat: Copics B18, B14, B00, BG000, G000, and Spectrum Noirs AB2, AB3, and MG2
Scarf: Copics BG45 and BG23
Skirt: Copics RV23, RV 21, RV13, RV02, and Spectrum Noirs MG1, and MG2
Shoes: Rv 14 and Rv13

I colored several versions of this card and do have a YouTube video published with the colors I used for that card. Use the colors and the markers that you have on hand. You can color this cute image anyway that you like.


Crafting and making cards should be about fun and taking time for yourself. Happy crafting!


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

"Creative Genius, Michele" by Elizabeth Bell - A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge for November 1, 2019

Hello  friends! For the November 1, 2019 A Bit More Time to Craft DT challenge, I used this adorable digi stamp from Elizabeth Bell, Creative Genius,Michele . This stamp is just perfect. I created a 6 x 6 card. I used the digital paper from A Bit More Time To Craft. I selected the pastel mixed media paper, which is just lovely.



Please check out the A Bit More Time to Craft blog and follow along. The challenge is always "Anything Goes". What could be more fun?

I used my Spectrum Noir paper and markers for this image

Hair - TN7, TN8, and RB2
Skin - FS6, FS7, and FS8
Trousers - VB2 and VB3 and for the pocket AB3
Blouse - AP 1 and AP3
Chair- CT3 and CT 4
Ribbons - MG 2
Table cloth - AB2 and AB3
Shoes - IG2, IG3, and IG4
Cat - GB1, GB3, and GB5
Wood - MB 1

* I often go over an area multiple times to create a darker color for shading and then do a quick swipe for the highlight.

This image and the digital paper are just perfect.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Harvest Doll 5 from MyBesties

Please watch my lives on Friday evening at 7:00 PM EST. 

You can find these and more images on the MyBesties Shop.Harvest Girls

I loved coloring these two cards. I think that they are just so adorable. For the faces, I used E02, E00, E000, R20 - this is my favorite skin combination for these images. I like the checks to be rosey and pink. The girls are just so whimsical. For the hair I used E19, YR18, and E97 and a touch of E11. 

I really can't imagine a cuter image than Harvest Doll 5. Don't you just think that she is adorable?






I used all the following copic colors too:

V000, V01, V04,V06, and V09
B12, B21, B21, B29, and B99
Y11, Y15, Y17
E21, E25, E29
G21, G94, and G99
R00, and R11
RV11, RV32, and RV34

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Fall Bestie Doll 16 - She is my favorite pumpkin in the patch, for sure!



I just love the image I used for my latest card, FallBestie Doll 16. Isn’t she just adorable?

You can find this image by artist Sherri Baldy, online in her store. She is a phenomenal artist. 

I used a combination of Spectrum Noir Originals and Illustrators by Crafters Companion.  I selected these markers, as I love their shades of orange and greens.

For this image, I used the following:

  •  Pumpkin – B02, B03, and OR1 and for the inside of the pumpkin I used MB1
  •   Leaves and vines – YG1, YG2, and YG3,
  •   Hair – B02, and B03
  •   Skin – FS6, FS7, and FS8. For the cheeks PP6 and for the lips AP3.
  •  Shirt – AB3, VB2, and VB3.
  •   Pants, hat, and scarf– VB3 (cuff), AP1 and AP3
  •  Sunflowers – GB1, GB2, GB3, and TN7


I love using inks to create fun backgrounds. For this image, I used distress inks:
·         squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, tea dye, and bundled sage
For the grass:
·         bundled sage and pine needles

I created the sentiment “You’re the best pumpkin in the patch” on my computer and printed on card stock. I edged it with Cajun craze from Stampin Up!  I used Crafters Companion marker paper for the image with the grass and Sweet Sentiment marker paper for the image without the grass. As you can see, they are both wonderful. I look for paper that will allow the alcohol ink to layer without absorbing into the paper. Both papers are ideal.

I often envision scenes in my head, so I experimented and created one card with tall strands of grass and one without. The point is to have fun and to experiment. As my friend Dawn says, it is only paper.




You can watch the video tutorial on my YouTube channel at: Creative Paper Crafting with Jacquie YouTube

Thank you, and happy crafting! Always have fun when you are creating your art.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

"Halloween Witch Girl by Crissy Armstrong - A Bit More Time To Craft DT Challenge October 15, 2019

Hello my crafty friends! For the October 15, 2019 A Bit More Time to Craft DT challenge, I used this adorable Whimsy Stamp by Crissy Armstrong, Halloween Witch Girl digital stamp. I love Whimsy Stamps and Crissy Armstrong. I printed the image at 4 inches and created a 6 x 6 card.

Please check out the A Bit More Time to Craft blog and follow along. The challenge is always "Anything Goes". What could be more fun?


For this image I used Echo Park Paper "Trick or Treat" and "Hocus Pocus" papers. I also added few fall leaves to add interest.

I used the following Copic Markers:

Hat - C1, C, C3, C5, BV13, BV02, and BV00
Dress - B99 (pleats), BV08, BV13, BV17, V00, V12, V01, V05, and R00
Shoes - C1, C5, BV23, BV25, AND BV29,
Hair E11, E21, E31, E39, and E23
Pumpkin - YR 14, YR18, and YR 27
Socks BV03, BV08, and BV17
For the grass I used YG06 and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink
For the background I used Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch.

I found this challenge so much fun and we should all take time out of our routine to craft and create Art.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

MyBesties - Halloween images



Friday night during my regularly scheduled, “live” I used two images from MyBestiesShop. I just adore these cute images. For me, last night was wonderful – it was my first official DT project for My Besties. These images will be released soon.

This card was a bit different for me. I felt outside my comfort zone, but wanted to show that you can have fun, use different products, and make Halloween card.  The skin and hair color were a bolder choice than my normal flesh and brunette tones.

I really enjoyed making this card.  I generally use Copics to color, but wanted to show that you can use any alcohol markers that you have.  I used my Spectrum Noir, Illustrators, and Tri Blends by Crafter Companions

I started with the Spectrum Noirs several years ago, and actually love them very much to this day. They are just as good as the Copics, but a better price point for beginners.

The colors I that I used are were a variety of spectrum noir and illustrators:

  • The moon – CT1, CT2, and CT3. I added a smidgen of CT4. I also used Mb1 in the decay.
  • The skin – YG1, YG2, and YG3. I wanted the skin to have a ‘greenish” glow.
  • Eyes – I love to use gelli pens and for this image, I used the green.
  • Hair – DR7, DR3, and DR1. Even though the hair is a maroon color, you still use a dark, medium, and highlight tone.
  • Lips – CR11 and Cheeks AP1. I love my Besties to have lots of pretty pink on their faces, even if they are green faces.
  • Book – OR1 and OR2. I used a black multiliner to write the title, “Going Batty”. A fun touch.
  • For the small flowers I used BO2 and on the leaves YG3.
  • Clothing on the larger image – VB3, VB2, and VB3. I USED CR11 on her socks.
  • Clothing on the smaller image – AB2 and AB3.
  • For the bats, I used a variety of colors. I wanted to make sure each one stood out from the other. You can use any combination that you like.  I did use – FS6, FS7, FS8, GB 1, GB3, GB5, GB8, GB10, IG2, IG4, IG6, and IG8. I used the blender pen sparingly too.
  • For the background, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Sugared Lemonade. Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Blueprint Sketch, Hickory Smoke, Pale Fig, Mowed Lawn, Sage, and Pine Needles. I also used perfect pearls mixed with water to create the stars by splattering them on. Once they dried, they were so shiny.


I simply used black glitter paper to mat the card, which was 8 x 8. A rather large card, but I wanted to use both adorable images.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

MyBesties Harvest Girl images - so cute

I am so excited to be on the MyBesties YouTube/Live video team. Please watch my lives on Friday evening at 7:00 PM EST. You can find these and more images on the MyBesties Shop.Harvest Girls

These two cards are just so adorable. For the faces, I used E02, E00, E000, R20 - this is my favorite skin combination for these images. I like the checks to be rosey and pink. The girls are just so whimsical. For the hair I used E19, YR18, and E97 and a touch of E11. I love red hair on fall themed cards. I have been a long-time fan of MyBesties. 

To say that I am over the moon to be on the DT team - is putting it mildly.





I used all the following copic colors too:

V000, V01, V04,V06, and V09
B12, B21, B21, B29, and B99
Y11, Y15, Y17
E21, E25, E29
G21, G94, and G99
R00, and R11
RV11, RV32, and RV34

For the background I used the following Distress Ink Pads:

Mowed Lawn
Squeezed Lemonaide
Carved Pumpkin
Victorian Velvet

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Swimmer Girl and Snowballs and Snowmen from Polkadoodles Stamps

These images are just the cutest. I just love summer and the "Swimmer Girl" encompasses everything that I love about summer; the sand, sea, shells, and the sun. If only it could be summer all year long. For this image I used Sweer Sentiment Premium paper and Copic markers from Dick Blick . I was trying to make the little girl look a bit sunburned. 

The Snowballs and Snowmen image I plan to use for a my Through the Purple Haze DT challenge in November, which is "Snow, snow, and more snow". This was just a practice run, but I am happy with my frst attempt. Again, I used Sweet Sentiment Paper and Copics. 







Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Little Darling Polkadoodles Ruby Stamps and Friends Afloat Country Friends

Who doesn't just love Little Darlings and Polkadoodles? I adore the Ruby stamp set and Friends set. They don't disappoint. I colored these images with Copics, which I absolutely love. However, I also love and use Spectrum Noir, Pro Markers, and Prisma Colors alcohol markers. I am definitely a fan of alcohol markers. I simply love to color, and spend many hours coloring various stamped images a week.







The Friends Afloat Country Friends is perhaps my favorite image It reminds me that we are all in the same boat and should be kind to each other. Don't kick out the person who is not rowing, but lend them a hand. Too much of a moral lesson? Just be kind - it is much easier than the alternative.


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