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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Owl In Tree

Another owl in a tree card using my Stampin' Up owl punch and Sizzix woodgrain embossing folder.  I sponged the embossing with Distress Inks and spritzed with water, then diecut a hole and popped the panel onto the card with foam tape. 

I used: Stampin' Up owl punch, Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder, QuicKutz Nesting Circles die, Poppy Stamps Wise Owl die for black eyes, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Gathered Twigs and Vintage Photo, HB sticker, foam tape.

Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Birthday
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 83 - Holiday Blitz Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap Challenge 8 - Always Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge 117 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Peaceful Poinsettia

A poinsettia Christmas card using my favourite Christmas stamp; it can be the focus of the card or the sentiment or both.  I stamped in two-tone red and green, then sponged around the edges to tone down the starkness of the cream cardstock.


I used:  Kaisercraft Christmas Collection dp, Rosie's Studio red textured cardstock and Green Collection cardstock, Poppy Stamps Blooming Poinsettia die, MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals for flower centre, Stamp-It Peaceful Background stamp, Memento Rhubarb Stalk and Bamboo Leaves ink, gold brad, foam tape.

Challenges:
Creative Card Crew Challenge 51 - Holly or Poinsettia
As You Like It Challenge 17 - Favourite Christmas Stamp & Why
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 62 - In The Holiday Spirit
Card and Scrap Challenge 66 - Christmas (Jul)
Crafts 4 Eternity R#155 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 20 December 2013

Christmas Easel Card


I used:  red cardstock, Kaisercraft Twig & Berry and Turtle Dove dp, Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments dies, Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 2, Couture Creations Champagne and Holly embossing folder, gold rhinestone, foam tape, MC sentiment sticker.

Challenges:
Cherish This Challenge 4 - Christmas Cheers
Through The Purple Haze - Here Comes Christmas

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Bling Birthday


I used:  purple card blank, Rosie's Studio purple textured cardstock, Cuttlebug Moroccan Screen embossing folder, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves, Memento Grape Jelly ink, Inspired By Stamping Happy Sentiments stamp set, QuicKutz Nesting Doily Rectangles die, Fiskars corner rounder, Kaisercraft Aqua Marine rhinestones, foam tape.

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Bling It On!
Simon Says Monday Challenge - stamp
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Birthday
Inspired By Stamping December Customer Gallery Contest
Inspired By Stamping December Blog Hop - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge 211 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge 37 - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper December Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampotique SDC128 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge 245 - Anything Goes
Anonymous Stamps December Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Burlap Flower 2

My second attempt at a burlap flower, this time following the Woo Hoo Wednesday tutorial at Inspired By Stamping.  I used a soft hessian-like natural wafer ribbon finished with a metal button.  Instead of knotting at the back, I threaded the twine through to the front and tied it there.


I used:  Basic Grey dp, scraps of ivory and light green cardstock, Natural Wafer Ribbon from Harry Brown Designs, EK Success lattice punch, CC Designs Cutters butterfly die, Marianne Design Creatables leaf die, metal button, brown pearls, Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Ladybug Crafts Ink It's Only Words 1 stamp set, kitchen twine.

Challenges:
Ribbon Carousel RCC88 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge 211 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge 37 - Anything Goes
Tok Bobok TBC#7 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Burlap Flower

A birthday card with a burlap (hessian) flower not using the Woo Hoo Wednesday tutorial at Inspired by Stamping. I only had a scrap of hessian so cut layers with Spellbinders Rose Creations dies and topped with a wooden button threaded with a string of hessian that had frayed off.  I might have another go with some burlap ribbon or maybe cut up (gasp) an old hessian bag I haven't used in years.


I used:  Basic Grey Clippings dp, stitched natural ribbon, Inspired By Stamping Small Fancy Labels 18 stamp set, Spellbinders Rose Creations dies, Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

Challenges:
Crafty Catz Challenge 211 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge 37 - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel RCC88 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Happy Christmas

A Christmas card using a few Marianne Design dies with Basic Grey papers.

I used:  Basic Grey Clippings dp, Marianne Design Creatables leaf LR0164, lace border LR0161, frame LR0117, Spellbinders Shapeabilities French Frills label die, La~La Land Crafts Filigree Corner die, BoBunny Petals, stocking charm, gold ribbon, brad, deep red pearls, Tibetan silver jewellery connectors for flower centres, sentiment sticker.

Challenges:
Marianne's Design Divas - Charm and/or Ribbon
Basic Grey Challenge 109 - Happy Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - Christmas
Cuttlebug Mania - Christmas
Cherish This Challenge 4 - Christmas Cheers
Ribbon Carousel RCC88 - Anything Goes
Tok Bobok Challenge 7 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Poinsettia


I used:  Rosie's Studio red textured cardstock and sage green cardstock, Poppy Stamps Blooming Poinsettia die, MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals, Spellbinders Decoratiove Labels Eight, Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade embossing folder, Portacraft deep red pearls, MC sticker, foam tape.

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
Creative Card Crew Challenge 51 - Holly or Poinsettia
Cuttlebug Mania - Christmas
Cherish This Challenge 4 - Chridtmas Cheers
C... is for Challenge #12 - Traditional X-mas
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.
Jenny

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Best Wishes


I used:  cream cardstock, Kaisercraft Devonshire Collection dp, Inspired By Stamping Fancy Labels 2 and Fancy Label Dies 2, Imagination Crafts Thinking Of You Sentiments Stamp Set, Memento Potters Clay ink, crochet lace bow made on Zutter Bow-It-All, flower from Karen at Little Scrap Pieces (she ties them around her ribbons in prize packs), foam tape.

Challenges:
Oldie But A Goodie - Ribbon and/or Lace (Kaisercraft paper at least 1yo)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + CAS (optional)
Ribbon Carousel RCC88 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Joyful Wishes

A full sized version of my Christmas mini notecards using my new Couture Creations embossing folder.

I used:  white cardstock, scraps of green Rosie's Studio textured cardstock, rhinestones, Couture Creations Joyful Wishes embossing folder, Inspired By Stamping Fancy Labels 2 stamp set and Fancy Labels Dies 2, Uniko Studio Label Love: Christmas stamp set, Memento Lady Bug ink, Dee's Distinctively A Cut Above Wreath Builder dies, foam tape.

Challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity R#152 - Non-traditional Christmas
Lisa.B.Designs November Challenge - Contemporary Christmas

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 29 November 2013

Cardinal Wreath

I used:  Couture Creations Cardinal's Wreath embossing folder, Rosie's Studio red textured and Green Collection cardstock, Cheery Lynn Designs Stacker Flowers Leaf die for poinsettia, MC sentiment sticker.

Challenges:
Divas by Design - Use some Red
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Snippets Playground
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Happy Birthday Nic

A one layer card for my friend's very belated birthday, just haven't had a chance to catch up : (



I used:  docrafts tri-boss Butterfly Background embossing folder, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Shabby Shutters and Scattered Straw, Inspired by Stamping Happy Sentiments stamp set, Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.

Challenges:
Stampotique SDC125 - One Layer
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Vintage Santa

A Christmas card inspired by the Santa pic at Winter Wonderland.



I used:  dark green and kraft cardstock, Rosie's Studio red textured cardstock, dp from stash, Martha Stewart French Scroll Punch Around the Page punch set, QuicKutz Nesting Circles and Nesting Scallops dies, Poppy Stamps Blooming Poinsettia die, MFT Die-Namics Leafy Flourish, un-labelled Santa stamp (will try and find out), Kaisercraft December 25 sentiment stamp, Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, Ranger Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink, gold paper? lace.

Challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Photo Inspiration
Craft-Room Challenge - Vintage Christmas
Vintage Stamping Challenge 14 - Traditional Christmas
Stampin' For The Weekend - Feeling Festive
Stampotique SDC127 - Early Christmas
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge 114 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Owl Thank You Mini-Notes

A simple set of mini note cards using my Stampin Up owl punch and Whimsy Stamps corner dies.



I used:  Rosie's Studio textured cardstock, Stampin Up owl punch, Poppy Stamps Clever Owl die set for black eyes, Whimsy Stamps Shapeology Corner Die Set, Thank You sentiment stickers.

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving
Creative Inspirations Challenge 241 - Thanksgiving/Thank You Cards
Dream Valley Challenge 70 - Clean and Simple
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Fab N Funky Challenge 194 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Sunday, 17 November 2013

A Little Bit Shabby


I used:  Meg's Garden "The Romantic Garden" dp, lace with bling from Live and Love CraftsInspired By Stamping Fancy Labels 2 stamp set and Fancy Label Dies 2, Kraftyhands Stampography Elegant Frame Set 3 hb stamp, Ranger Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distress Ink, rhinestone.

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 15 November 2013

Brown and Blue 1

A card inspired by the colours in the yummy pic at Flourishes November Release Challenge including the woodgrain of the table and the title banners.



I used:  metallic brown card blank,  Rosie's Studio textured cardstock, MME Stella & Rose dp,  Inspired By Stamping Fancy Labels 2, Fancy Label Dies 2 and Small Fancy Labels 18 sentiment stamp, Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Brown and Blue

A masculine card following the sketch at Sketch Saturday.



I used:  Kraft square card blank, Rosie's Studio textured cardstock, MME Stella & Rose dp, DCWV The Old World Mat Stack for tree, Inspired By Stamping Small Fancy Labels 18 sentiment stamp, Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Christmas Mini-Notes ~ Holly

A set of CAS Christmas minis with embossing; labels and holly leaves diecut  from snippets of cardstock; topped off with rhinestones berries.


I used:  Craft Concepts Budding Vine embossing folder, Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 2, Dee's Distinctibely A Cut Above Wreath Builder holly leaf dies, red rhinestones, sentiment stickers, foam tape.

Challenges:
Oldie But a Goodie - CAS Christmas (my first embossing folder - 3 years)
A Gem of a Challenge 105 - Gems Gems Gems
Hobby Cutz Challenge 24 - Glitter and Sparkle

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Starry Night

A CAS card using a lovely Cheery Lyn window die and cute cat looking out at a starry night.


I used:  Cheery Lyn Window A frame die, Magnolia Doohickeys Paris Nights cat die, Ranger Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress Ink, terracotta cardstock, v.dark blue and silver handmade paper, copper sentiment sticker.

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Winter Wonderland

A Christmas card in non-tradional colours using my favourite stamping technique - colouring the stamp with Distress Markers instead of an ink pad.  As You Like It Challenge is asking whether spots or stripes are favourite; mine is spots - so  much easier to fit into any design, not like stripes which have a definite direction the paper has to go.


I used:  lilac polka dot paper from stash, Hero Arts Two Birds In A Tree cling stamp, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Markers in Dusty Concord and Spun Sugar, white crinkle ribbon from Little Scrap Pieces, purple twine from The Twinery, foam tape to pop up image panel, MC sentiment sticker.

Challenges:
Hero Arts Holiday Challenge - A Few Of My Favourite Things ~ fave stamping technique + HA holiday stamp
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 60 - Anything But Ink Pad
Hobby Cutz Challenge 24 - Winter Wonderland
Lisa.B.Designs November Challenge - Contemporary Christmas
Twisted Tuesday Challenge 63 - Pop Dots and Polka Dots
As You Like It Challenge 15 - What's Your Favourite: Spots or Stripes
Just For Fun - Favourite Colour Purple

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Anniversary

A White On White CAS card using my new Marianne Design champagne flute die.

      


I used: Cuttlebug Cassie's Brocade 5"x7" embossing folder, Marianne Design Creatables champagn flute die, Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die, satin ribbon bow and rose, sentiment sticker, foam tape.

Challenges:
Addicted To CAS - Anniversary
Ribbon Carousel RCC87 - Holidays and Celebrations
Inkspirational Challenge 43 - White on White

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Purple Butterflies

A card using my favourite colour purple and my new (to me) Kaisercraft butterfly stamp.


I used:  Kaisercraft Flutter stamp, Memento Grape Jelly Ink, Couture Creations Magical embossing folder, Fiskars Lacy Doubles interchangeable border punch, rhinestones, hb sticker.

Challenges:
Just For Fun November Challenge - Favourite Colour ~ Purple
A Gem Of A Challenge 105 - Gems Gems Gems

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Snapdragons

A very CAS very yellow card for The ABC Challenge using paper from Rowena Stott's The Diary Of An Edwardian Lady paper pad.

I used:  Spellbinders Mega Classic Scalloped Ovals and Ribbon Buckles dies, hb sticker, 3D butterfly sticker, foam tape.

Challenges:
The ABC Challenge - Y for Yellow

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Seasons Greetings ~ Poinsettia


I used:  red square card blank, white and light olive cardstock, Rosie's Studio red textured cardstock, white pearl flower centre from Craft Queen, Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Edges Two and Classic Decorative Inserts Three, Cuttlebug Kimberley's Card embossing folder, sentiment sticker.

Challenges:
LEJ Designs Challenge 79 - Seasons Greetings

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Christmas Candles

A Christmas card with a stand out sentiment for Lawnscaping.




I used:  Kaisercraft Turtle Dove dp, QuicKutz Seasons Greetings embossing die, Spellbinders Adorning Squares die, holly/candle 3D decoupage freebie with magazine, foam tape.

Challenges:
Lawnscaping Challenge 69 - Let a Sentiment Stand Out
LEJ Designs Challenge 79 - Seasons Greetings
Twisted Tuesday Challenge 63 - Pop Dots and Polka Dots

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Glitter n Sparkle

A White On White Christmas card with a "Colleen" bow following the tutorial at Inspired By Stamping's Woo Hoo Wednesday Challenge.


I used:  Couture Creations Pere Noel embossing folder, Kaisercraft rhinestones, satin edged organza ribbon, sentiment sticker.

Challenges:
Inspired By Stamping WHW 122 - Make a Colleen Bow
Inkspirational Challenge 43 - White On White
Allsorts Challenge Week 232 - White Christmas
Ribbon Carousel RCC87 - Holidays and Celebrations
Delightful Challenge - All That Glitters
Hobby Cutz Challenge 24 - Glitter and Sparkle
2 Sisters Challenge 269 - Christmas Sparkle
A Gem Of A Challenge 105 - Gems Gems Gems

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 11 November 2013

Poinsettia

A very CAS Christmas card where the beautiful patterned paper is the total design.


I used: red card blank, Hot Off The Press Vintage Christmas dp, MC sentiment sticker.

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Merry Christmas

A Christmas card using a digi from AnnaBelle Stamps that I coloured in MS Word.

            
I used:  dp scrap from stash, textured cardstock, AnnaBelle Stamps digital sentiment, light green rhinestones.

Challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Snippets Playground
Lawnscaping Challenge 69 - Let A Sentiment Stand Out

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny