Hope Jacare Designs
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
lovely flowers range...what I'm working on at the mo.
I am working on some new doodles
at the moment and I have called
the range lovely flowers,
because they have a heart as their centres.
Hope is off nursery ill today so lots of cuddles
on the sofa, and lots of colouring for me.
Monday, 30 May 2011
Happy 18th side step....
I feel like my blog is definitely getting
neglected at the moment.
I have little enough time to meet my dt responsibilities.
Although I have been making loads of cards for orders
they seem to be made and out the door
before I get a chance to photograph...must try harder!
So today I have an 18th card
that I made this week.
I run a card class on a Thursday (which I love) and this week
it was on side step cards so this was my sample
and an order rolled into one.
I have used Papermania stamps
which I have heat embossed
Basic Grey Sultry papers
and WRMK fancy eyelets.
I am still really enjoying everyones projects
that I visit in Blogland but trying to
restrict my commenting to once a week
....I hope I'm not missing anyone out!
Friday, 27 May 2011
Polkadoodle Blog Hop and challenge 21!
The challenge at
this week is to create a male themed project.
I have gone for a simple easel card with gift card holder.....
Each of the Design Team has used the new
Fathers Day / Male download
that Nikky has created for the challenge – the download is already available on
the Polkadoodle website to buy but it will be available for free for the duration of the hop
The general idea of the hop is as follows
• Follow each of the DT in order and collect a word as you go
• Write the words down as you go and it will state a message at the end
• Each stop along the way has Blog Candy
• Leave a comment on each of the Design Team posts in the hop to be in with a chance of winning their candy
• The Blog Hop will end on Sunday 5 June at 12noon GMT (as per normal challenge deadline)
* HOP NOW CONTINUING UNTIL SUN 12TH JUNE DUE TO BLOGGER ISSUES
the candy that Nikky sent me for one lucky commenter is the
Double Sprinkles of Craft cd
As a wee extra from me I have a parrot rubber stamp
for my winner......
So onto the hop
“If you’ve come from
, then you are in the right place!
My word is
, and you now need to go and visit
Incase you get lost!
The Blog Hop will end on Sunday 5 June at 12noon GMT
Winners to be announced as soon after as possible....
HINT FROM ME DON'T LINK YOUR CARD
UNTIL YOU COMPLETE THE HOP MESSAGE
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Crafty Creations......Get well soon
Deena is wanting to see
Get Well Soon Creations
this week at
We welcome back
Digi's with attitude
I have used one of their images
and paper pieced it to create
my get well soon card.
We are also thrilled to
have some new folks
join the Design team....
So pop by
what the Dt have been upto this week
and what you could win!
Friday, 20 May 2011
Fliss has challenged us to
create anything except a card!
I decided to cover my very
lovely new Kraft notebook.
I have used lots of products from the
Along with lovely
all available at the
Don't forget next week
there is a very special
Blog Hop with loads of fabulous prizes
at every stop on the hop!!!!!
Don't miss out......
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Crafty Creations...May flowers,dp and ribbon.....
Donna has set the challenge for the first time
this week at
What a great challenge - way to go Donna!
This week the challenge is
a piece of patterned paper
and a ribbon.
Our sponsor is
I have used one of their doodle bloom images
love it to bits!
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Teddy Bo rocks.....
More cards for boys
This time using the wonderful image
We R Memory Keepers papers
Promarkers to colour....
I'd like to share this with
The Teddy Bo Challenge
- starring Teddy Bo!
Monday, 16 May 2011
Reubens Birthday card.....
I seem to have a run on cards for men
at the moment.
This one is for my husband Reuben.
He is very fond of cars and watches....
Numberplate paper by Tim Holtz
Stamp was a freebie on Craft Stamper
cogs/wheels - Tim Holtz
I'd like to share this with
Cards for Men
- Someone special
He is indeed very special to me....
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Happy 60th Colin....
Colin is 60 and he likes golf and cycling...
Fun cards to make!
Using We R Memory Keepers papers
Basic Grey alphas
Polkadoodles golf balls
doodling and some clouds
Basic Grey papers, chip stickers and rubons.
Metal tag letters attached with brads.
Tim Holtz metal cog
lots of doodling.....
Hope everyone is recovering from
the blogger withdrawl......
Friday, 13 May 2011
Polka Doodles - it's a recipe!
This week at
Collette has set the challenge
and what fun it is!
Use only one thing only from each section :
Colour - Pink or Turquoise,
Image - Fairy or Butterfly,
Embellishment 1 - ribbon or lace,
Embellishment 2 - Pearls or Crystals,
so for example if you pick ribbon then you cannot use lace as well.
My choices were
- papers from
Paper Boutique 1
Double Sprinkle of Kraft CD
I know there have been lots of problems with blogger
so I am guessing that like me alot of
the teams posts will be late......
Sorry for any inconvenience!
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Crafty Creations...let your creations run free....
Okay so maybe I am
being a bit dramatic but you get the idea!
the challenge is an open one!
I have been looking forward to creating with this
wondeful digi by Solocosmo
Mcmahon five designs -
how gorgeous is she?
Coloured with Promarkers.
Basic Greay Kioshi papers and felt flowers.
Pop over to
and feel free to share your creations
We are all enjoying visiting those who
have applied for the DT call
and will let you know soon the outcome.
Friday, 6 May 2011
Polkadoodles - Easel card
As the challenge this week
is to create an Easel card,
I decided to give the twisted easel a go.
Will definitely use this format again.
All my elements can be found
in the fab
Polka Doodles shop
I Used the
Double sprinkle of Kraft cd
for most of the elements, except the
check paper which is from the
Coloured teddy with
the centre of flower.
Martha Stewart punches
for butterflies and foliage.
The teddy is on a foldaway flap
and acts as a stay for
the easel format to hold it upright.
Come pop by
to see what easel cards have been
created by theDesign Team
- and of course we'd love to see yours!
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Crafty Creations...It's my Anniversary
As it happens it's my 15th Anniversary.
So what better a challenge to set than
I am thrilled to welcome
Just Some Lines
as our sponsor this week.
The lucky winner will recieve
a $15 voucher to spend at their store....
I have paper pieced this fab
Just Some Lines
and used one of their sentiments
on my easel card.
Come share your Anniversary creations
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
The weather is just too good...gardening.....
I don't know where the time is going to
at the moment.
We are having such an amazing spell of weather.
I have spent most of last week working
in the garden. So please forgive my absence
I thought I'd share this card I made last week.
Using the fab image from
Coloured with Promarkers
and one of those fab wooden button
butterflies coloured with Sakura.