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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Blue Daisies

A birthday card for Double "D" Bling It Up challenge, using flat-back sparklies I've had in my stash for years.




Cardstock - 5" white card blank, pale blue textured, white, light and dark sage green
Paper - Kaisercraft Base Coat
Dies - no-name daisy, Spellbinders Blooms One, Stampin' Up Rose Garden thinlits, Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3 (banner)
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, glue dots, foam tape
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - flat-back sparkles, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Double "D" Challenge - Bling It Up
Allsorts Week 468 - Happy Birthday

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 18 May 2018

Butterfly and Wildflowers


Cardstock - white cardblank, white snippets
Paper - Prima Annalee
Dies - Memory Box Wildflower Corner, Joy!crafts Vintage Flourishes butterfly, no-name butterfly, 
Stampin' Up Petals &More, QuicKutz Nesting Ovals
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, ds sticky sheet
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - peridot gems

Challenges:
Memory Box Challenge 37 - Insects/Butterflies/Dragonflies

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Love

A simple love card for anniversary or to simply say "I love you"  :  )


Cardstock - 5" white card blank, white snippets
Paper - Kaisercraft Base Coat
Dies - Memory Box Exquisit Heart, Top Dog Purse Card Finishers
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Get Well Soon


Cardstock - navy blue card blank, kraft
Paper - Kaisercraft Sears & Sons
Die - no-name band-aid
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, foam squares
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - sentiment sticker

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 14 May 2018

Gears Frame

A masculine card with gears and corrugated iron.  The paper from Kaisercraft Base Coat is great for those man cards without having to think about a design too much : )


Cardstock - 5" kraft card blank, textured dark brown, dark brown metallic
Paper - Kaisercraft Base Coat
Dies - no-name gears frame, Sizzix Tim Holtz Labels, QuicKuts Nesting Circles
Adhesive - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, tiny black foam squares
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - gold sentiment sticker coloured black with Tuxedo Black Bic Mark-it alcohol marker

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Rustic Anniversary

A simple masculine Anniversary card in a rustic style with woodgrain and hessian.


Cardstock - 5" kraft card blank
Paper - DCWV Natural Burlap (paper-backed hessian), snippets of Kaisercraft Base Coat and Blue Bay
Dies - QuicKutz Nesting Hearts, Whimsy Stamps Shapeology Corner set
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, foam tape
Other - sentiment sticker

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

White Blooms

And another Mothers Day card inspired by the mood board at Double "D" Challenges, again using my favourite floral die set.



Cardstock - Stampin' Up Island Indigo, snippets of white, yellow and pale green
Paper - Stampin' Up Venetian Romance
Dies - Stampin' Up Botanical Builder, no-name leaf, Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, glue dots
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - sentiment sticker, white pearl flower centres

Challenges:
Double D Challenge - May Flowers
Kreativinkauf Challenge 62 - May (Mothers Day)

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 11 May 2018

Blue Blooms

Another Mothers Day card inspired by the Double "D" mood board, using my favourite Botanical Blooms die set.



Cardstock - corrugated pale blue, kraft, textured pale blue and light blue, pale green
Dies - Stampin' Up Botanical Builder framelits, no-name leaf, MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals
Embossing Folder - Elizabeth Craft Flower Mosaic
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, ink dauber
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Other - pale blue lace, pale blue ribbon, Xincheng Say It In Crystals blue bling, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Double D Challenge - May Flowers
Kreativinkauf Challenge 62 - May (Mothers Day)

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Pink Daisies

A Mothers Day card inspired by the May Flowers mood board at Double "D" Challenges.




Cardstock - 6" pearl ivory card blank, ivory, textured pink and dark sage green
Paper - First Edition Family Ties
Dies - Stampin' Up Rose Garden thinlits (leaves), MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals (flower centres), no-name daisy, Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - paper doily, sentiment sticker, Xincheng Say It In Crystals pink bling

Challenges:
Double D Challenge - May Flowers
Kreativinkauf Challenge 62 - May (Mothers Day)

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Cats

A cat card using my new (to me) cat punch from Stampin' Up.  I have several cat dies, but a punch is so much quicker to use.  This design also uses up the snippets of wall and floor type patterned papers that I have leftover from "man" cards and the inside covers of my journals.


Carsdstock - 5" white card blank, black, snippets of textured black and stone
Paper - snippets of Kaisercraft Base Coat
Dies - Couture Creations Hanging Sign
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Stampin' Up cat punch
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, foam tape
Other - silver sentiment sticker coloured with Tuxedo Black Bic Mark-it

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 19 March 2018

Panda

A cute panda with balloon sitting amongst the bamboo.  I stamped the panda 4 or 5 times with a stamping tool to get a decent black using archival ink on matte photo paper (card) for a clean B & W image.


Cardstock - white card blank, white, white matte photo paper snippet, snippets of light green and white
Stamp - Stampin' Up Party Pandas
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Dies - no-name bamboo, Creative Dies balloon freebie with magazine
Embossing Folder - no-name bamboo
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, foam tape
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, We R Memory Keepers Precision Press stamping tool, scissors for fussy cutting
Other - sentiment sticker, twine

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Forever and Ever

Another wedding card using another sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I  just turned it 90 degrees to make an upright card.



Cardstock - 5x7" white card blank, snippets of white and silver
Paper - Stampin' Up Eastern Elegance
Dies - Die-versions Just Married Car, QuicKutz Nesting Doily Rectangles, Marianne Design lacy border
Adhesives - foam tape, CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - silver paper doily, silver sentiment sticker

Challenges:


Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 15 January 2018

Guitar


Cardstock - 5" white card blank, textured dark brown, white
Paper - Kaisercraft Base Coat
Stamp - Darkroom Door Photo Stamp Guitar
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - EK Success ticket corner punch
Other - sentiment sticker

Challenges:


Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

White Wedding

A simple wedding card following the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.



Cardstock - 5x7" card blank, white, gold foil, white and gold foil snippets
Embossing Folder - Darice Bride and Groom
Dies - Sizzix triplits Banner, Cheery Lynn Baby's Breath Flower Kit (for the tiny flowers on dress)
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot

Challenges:


Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Baby Girl


Cardstock - 5" square pink card blank, textured white, pink and white snippets
Dies - Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One, QuicKutz Chocolate alphabet set
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Adhesives - foam tape, CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Other - pink pleated ribbon snippet, fabric covered brad, white "silk" flower

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Something New 

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Mini Reindeer

Actually this is the last of the 2017 Christmas cards; a set of 3x3 inch mini notecards with reindeer embellishments on embossed card.


Cardstock - Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay
Paper - white inserts
Embossing Folder - Couture Creations Joyful Wishes
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - silver fabric reindeer

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny 

Poinsettia Snowflake

The last of my 2017 Christmas cards, now ready to start them for 2018 (didn't do too well last year, left them all to the last minute as usual).


Cardstock - 5" white card blank, gloss white, silver foil
Paper - Couture Creations Christmas Emporium
Dies - Poppy Stamps Small Luxe Poinsettia Outline, Marianne Design Craftables Parchment Label (tag)
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - rhinestone, silver sentiment sticker, silver ribbon

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Journal

I've been making journals for craft fairs and this 6x4 inch size seems to be the most popular.
The covers are made from any old cardstock or manila folder covered in brown paper that has been given the faux leather-look treatment with ink and sprays, then given a coating or two of Mod Podge to seal.  

This journal cover has pretty paper added onto the front before sealing, then a label and metal corners to finish it off.



The inside cover has patterned paper and a double pocket for tags or whatever else might fit.
The pages are coffee dyed printer/copy paper, stamped with a rose image and sewn in with a very simple pamphlet stitch using cream crochet thread.



Sewn at the centre of each signature is an envelope which is glued after stitching to hide the thread knot.



The journal contains 6 signatures, each with 5 pages folded in half plus an envelope, making 10 pages or 20 pages front and back, a total of 120 pages and 6 envelopes.

Supplies:
Cardstock - manilla folder, kraft
Paper - Stamperia Roses &Laces (front cover), Kaisercraft Expressions (inside cover), brown paper roll, A4 premium digital copy paper
Inks - Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo, Distress Inks in Walnut Stain and Spun suger
Die - Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 2
Stamp - no-name single rose
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, Tonic Tim Holtz guillotine paper trimmer, hole piercer, tapestry needle, ink blending tool, paint brushes
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, Ranger Glossy Accents, Plaid Mod Podge Matte
Other - metal corner protectors, cream crochet thread, really cheap instant coffee

 Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Poinsettia


Cardstock - cream, dark green, gold foil 
Dies - Poppy Stamps Small Luxe Poinsettia Outline and Backgroun, Sizzix Tim Holtz Labels, MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals
Embossing Folder - Couture Creations Champagne and Holly
Adhesives - CraftersChoice Tacky Craft Glue, foam tape
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - gold sentiment sticker, decorative ribbon, red rhinestone

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Christmas/Winter Holidays
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas Card Day

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 11 December 2017

Snowflake Branch

Another Pinterest-inspired Christmas card with snowflakes hanging from a branch.  The "strings" were drawn in with Vintage Photo distress marker; I'd much prefer white, but my white gel pen was too dry : (


Cardstock - white card blank, textured denim blue, kraft, white gloss
Paper - Couture Creations Christmas Emporium
Dies - no-name snowflake, Memory Box Woodland Branch
Adhesives - ds tape, CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - white sentiment sticker, white pearls, Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress marker

Challenges:
Allsorts Week 445 - Snowflakes
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas Card Day

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny