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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Flowering Fields Mini Notes



My third entry into Darnell's NBUS Challenge using my never-before-used Stampin' Up Flowering Fields stamp set and Stampin' Up Botanical Gardens dsp. They have both sat in my stash for a year as they were in last years Sale-a-bration and Occasions catalogue.



Cardstock - white, kraft
Paper - Stampin' Up Botanical Gardens
Stamps - Stampin' Up Flowering Fields
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives - ds tape
Other - coloured pencils

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#8 - Never Before Used Schtuff 
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Hot Rod

My second entry for Darnell's NBUS challenge, using my never-before-used Stampin' Up Hardwood background stamp.




Cardstock - white card blank, core'dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, kraft
Stamps - Stampin' Up Hardwood, Penny Black Hot Rod
Ink - Ranger Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink
Tools - Fiskars compact stamp press, sponge dauber, scissors for fussy cutting
Adhesives - ds tape
Other - white, turquoise, pale peach, sky blue coloured pencils, chipboard to pop up woodgrain panel

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#8 - Never Before Used Schtuff 

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Butterfly Thank You

Darnell is having another of her NBUS challenges, a great incentive to get out those "just had to have" but never used stuff I have in my stash.  The optional theme is to use coloured pencils on kraft, something I thought was only worth doing if you had good artists pencils, but I gave it a try with cheapies and made 2 cards and a mini set with very simple colouring . . . . and I think they came out ok  :  )


The first is a one layer card, something I very rarely do, using my NBUS Hero Arts Antique Background stamp.


Cardstock - kraft
Stamp - Hero Arts Antique Background
Ink - Ranger Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink
Tools - Fiskars compact stamp press
Other - Micador Colourush white and brown pencils, white sentiment sticker

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#8 - Never Before Used Schtuff 
Allsorts Challenge Week 398 - Wings on Things
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Sunday, 15 January 2017

New Baby Boy

Another card using the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.



Cardstock - white card blank, white, Rosie's Studio textured Azul, Cre8tiv textured pale blue
Embossing Folder - Darice Quilt
Die - Marianne Design Passe-Partoute Square
Adhesives - ds tape, Crafters Choice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - sentiment sticker, World Greetings envelope seal (rocking horse horse sticker), pale blue ribbon, pale blue baby trim

Challenges:
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Anniversary

An Anniversary card inspired by the mood board at Double D Challenges using the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.


                


Cardstock - 5" white card blank, white, kraft
Paper - First Edition J'Adore
Topper - Stampinstyle Stylish Short Cuts
Die - Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix Tim Holtz butterfly punch, ink blending tool
Other - copper sentiment sticker, white pearls, Studio Light Shabby Chic die-cut butterflies (top one punched with butterfly punch for a nicer shape), Ranger Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distress ink

Challenges:
Double D Challenge - Anniversary/Blogaversary/Birthday
Allsorts Challenge Week 398 - Wings on Things
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Birthday Blooms

A simple birthday card using my favourite floral die set, Botanical Builder from Stampin' Up.  The woodgrain background is a digital image from Far Far Hill (I think), originally printed out for a journal cover, but I used something else instead.


Cardstock - brown card blank, snippets of red, green and black
Paper - Far Far Hill digital (I think)
Dies - Stampin' Up Botanical Builder framelits
Adhesives - ds tape, Tombow Mono Mult glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - sentiment sticker, white pearls

Challenges:
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Seasons Greetings

Another Christmas card . . . made a few while I had Christmas stuff out on my desk  🎅


Cardstock - cream 5" card blank, gold mirri, white 
Paper and Label - magazine freebie
Dies - Spellbinders Blooms One, MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Tombow mono multi glue
Other - Crimson Cloud poinsettia die-cut (found in my very old stash), rhinestone 

Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge January - Always Anything Christmas Goes
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Vintage Christmas

A Christmas card using beautiful paper from Couture Creations Christmas Emporium collection that I won in their promotion giveaway a couple of years ago.


Cardstock - white 5" square card blank, Rosie's Studio textured Ruby
Paper - Couture Creations Christmas Emporium
Die - Britannia Poinsettias
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - small gold flower brad

Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge January - Always Anything Christmas Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Christmas Wishes

I've decided to start my Christmas cards early this year and make them bit by bit instead of all at the end of the year and running out of ideas.  Starting off  with a QAE card using up some old stash, paper and labels from a magazine freebie a couple of years ago, maybe Kanban? not sure.


Cardstock - white 5" card blank, gold mirri 
Paper and Label - magazine freebie
Dies - Memory Box Swirl Ornament and Classic Ornament
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Tombow mono multi glue
Other - rhinestone strip

Challenges:
Memory Box Challenge 20 - Winter Blues
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge January - Always Anything Christmas Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

New Beginnings

A wedding card similar to this one, with a just married bride and groom :  )


Cardstock - 6" white card blank, Cre8tiv glitter silver, white, black and red snippets
Dies - Couture Creations Elegant Card Cuts Verge Square, Die-Versions Whispers "Just Married Car", Elizabeth Crafts Designs "Congratulations"
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - Tombow Mono Multi, foam tape, ds tape

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Christmas Reindeer

A quick and simple Christmas card in non-traditional Christmas colours.


Cardstock - 5" white square card blank, Rosie's Studio textured lagoon, kraft snippet
Paper - Marianne Design Eline's Paper Fabrics paper bloc
Die - Sweet Stamps Classy Deer Sweet Cuts
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer acrylic glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - sentiment sticker, rhinestone

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Poinsettia Mini Cards

A set of mini Christmas Cards, great for gift tags, in one of my favourite non-traditional Christmas colour combo of light blue and pink : )


Cardstock - white linen, snippets of pink, blue and pale green
Dies - Poppy Stamps Small Luxe Poinsettia Outline and Background
Adhesives - glue dots, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Fiskars mini daisy punch
Other - white pearls

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Christmas To Die For
Allsorts Week 391 - Christmas
Cardz TV Challenge 5 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Merry Christmas

Back to entering some challenges after a busy market and craft fair season, only one more to go before Christmas, then my time is my own : )


Cardstock - white 5" card blank, red snippets
Paper - freebie (Kaisercraft I think) from Bizzy Bec (thanks Bec : )
Dies - Ultimate Crafts Evita Collection Merry Christmas Flourish, HOTP Paper Artist Lacey Border
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Christmas To Die For
Allsorts Week 391 - Christmas

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Green "Life is Beautiful" Journal

I've been making a few journals lately, this one perfect for Di's challenge at Pixie's Snippets Playground with lots of patterned paper snippets on the cover (if you can see the camoflaged leaf die-cuts against the green floral paper), paper and cardstock snippets inside and a lovely lace snippet on the journal spine.  The leaves dies are from my favourite die set at the moment - Botanical Builder from Stampin' Up (probably because it's my newest : )


Patterned paper covering A5 envelope then folded in half, makes a softish cover. Some die cut leaves in bottom right corner glued on then all mod podged to seal it. Twine flower glued on with Glossy Accents.

4 x 6 1/2"
1 signature
32 pages (16 pages folded in half and sewn together along the centre fold line)
64 pages front and back



Journal with tags and mini notebooks to go back into tuckspots and pockets.

Supplies:
Cardstock - white
Paper - My Mind's Eye Everyday Tango
Dies - Sizzix Stampin' Up Botanical Builder, PhotoContinental Nesting Tags, Marianne Design Craftables ticket and round tag
Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Stylized Notables 1, Prima lace stamp
Ink - Memento Danube Blue and Bamboo Leaves
Adhesives - tacky craft glue, Mod Podge, Ranger Glossy Accents
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, tapestry needle
Other - white A5 envelope, lined paper for mini notebooks, twine flower, crochet thread for stitched binding, lace snippet, twine snippets, beads

Challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 173 - My Favourite Things (Botanical Builder die set)

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 8 July 2016

Box Of Flowers

A birthday card for my sister which she received yesterday so I can safely post it here now.  It was originally a prototype to see if I could actually manage making one of these box cards, but it took soooo long that she ended up with this one.  She loves it so that's the main thing even though I made a mistake with one of the inner strip bits and the matting isn't perfect  :  )



Cardstock - Marine Blue Quill Board, snippets of various greens, blues, pinks and white
Paper - Crafters Choice Garden
Dies - Stampin' Up Botanical Builder
Tools - Sizix Big Shot, score board
Adhesives - ds tape, score tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Other - sentiment sticker, Say It In Crystals pink and blue bling flower centres

Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper July Challenge - Always Anything Goes
DL.Art Thankful Thursday July Linky Party
Pixie's Crafty Workshop: Snippets Playground Week 236

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Flowerpot for Mum

My Mum's birthday card this year, perfect for her as she loves plants and gardening etc (unlike non-green thumb daughter  :  )



Cardstock - kraft, textured green snippets, white snippets, white insert
Dies - Spellbinders Flower Pots, Marianne Design flourishes, CC Designs Cutters Leaves, MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals, DieVersions Little Lizzie font
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, sponge dauber
Adhesives - glue dots, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Other - 2 layer butterfly sticker (separated), Memento Potters Clay ink, pearls, paper flowers

Challenges:
Bizzy Becs July Challenge - Anything Goes











Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Eastern Elegance

Another card using the beautiful Eastern Elegance paper from Stampin' Up.


Cardstock - 5" white card blank, Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay
Paper - Stampin' Up Eastern Elegance
Dies - Spellbinders Borderabilities Bracket Borders One 
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - ds tape
Other - sentiment sticker, square rhinestones

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Patterned Paper

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny 

Birthday Roses


Cardstock - 5" cream card blank
Paper - Prima Stationer's Desk, Kaisercraft Tropical Punch
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Tonic Tim Holtz distress tool, sponge dauber
Other - sentiment sticker, Ranger Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Patterned Paper

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny 

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Cyclist

A masculine birthday card for a cycling enthusiast, using a Kanban topper "On Your Bike"


Cardstock - Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana, kraft
Paper - MME Blink Of An Eye
Image - Kanban On Your Bike Paper Craft Topper 
Tools - We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, scissors
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Other - natural wafer ribbon, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Double D Challenge - One For The Boys
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Patterned Paper
Bizzy Becs June Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny 

New Home

A very simple card with lots of doors for a new home  :  )
This is a favourite colour combo of turquoisy teals and browns.


Cardstock - Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay
Paper - Kaisercraft Blue Bay
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue, foam tape
Other - sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Patterned Paper
Bizzy Becs June Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny