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Friday, 28 April 2017

Owl


Cardstock - 5" brown card blank, American Crafts Pastels textured blue and peach, X-Press It blending card
Stamp - Stampendous PenPattern Owl
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Markers - Bic Mark-It Peach Parfait, Oceanview Blue, Summer Melon, Spectrum Noir BT1, TN2, Pro Marker Apple Green, Meadow Green
Die - Spellbinders Classic Ovals
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Fiskars compact stamp press
Other - sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Bizzy Becs April Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Birthday Flower Pot

A simple birthday card, the colour combo inspired by the mood board at Scrapbook Boutique. The paper and flowers I recently won from Di at Pixie's Snippets Playground go so well with the pastel mood.





Cardstock - pink 5" card blank, kraft snippets, pink and white snippets
Paper - docrafts Papermania Spots & Stripes > Pastels
Dies - Top Dog Purse Card Finishers Set (pot and butterfly), Spellbinders Blooms One, Sizzix Tim Holtz Labels
Embossing Folder - Craft Concepts Budding Vine
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, glue dots
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - sentiment sticker, docrafts Papermania Spots & Stripes > Pastels Big Bloomers, pearl flower centres, pearls

Challenges:
Bizzy Becs April Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 14 April 2017

Butterfly Bling


Cardstock - Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Becky Higgins Project Life Blush Edition textured card, X-Press It blending card
Stamp - Stampendous PenPattern Butterfly
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers - Spectrum Noir Turquoises BT5, BT7
Dies - Stampendous Butterfly, Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3
Embossing Folder - Portacraft
Adhesives - ds tape, CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, foam tape
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Fiskars compact stamp press
Other - sentiment sticker, teal rhinestones

Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Week 410 - Bring on the Bling
Bizzy Becs April Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Botanical Blooms Thanks

A pastel flowers card using the Botanical Builder die set from Stampin' Up again, inspiration from the mood boards at Scrapbook Boutique and Simon Says Wednesday Challenges, both with a theme of pretty spring colours.

          
Scrapbook Boutique Challenge
spring-inspiration-board
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

 

Cardstock - kraft, pastel snippets
Paper - docrafts Papermania Spots & Stripes > Pastels (thanks Di : )
Dies - Stampin' Up Botanical Builder, no-name leaf dies, Elizabeth Craft "Thanks"
Adhesives - ds tape, ds sticky sheet, CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - Xincheng Say It In Crystals bling

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Inspiration Board

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Butterflies

A large A5 card with butterflies and bling for Mothers Day.


Cardstock - white A4 folded in half, American Crafts textured lilac
Paper - Sugar & Spice Studio Cottage Garden
Dies - HOTP Paper Artist Butterflies, Stampin' Up Rose Garden thinlits (label)
Adhesives - ds tape. CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - 3D butterfly stickers (top layer), sentiment sticker, lilac rhinestones

Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Week 410 - Bring on the Bling

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Peacock

A simple but striking Mothers Day card using my cheapie no-name peacock die . . . it cuts beautifully, much better than many of my more expensive dies 😤

Cardstock - Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, kraft
Paper - Kaisercraft Madame Boutique
Dies - Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3, no-name peacock
Adhesives - ds tape, ds sticky sheet
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - aqua rhinestone, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Week 410 - Bring on the Bling
Bizzy Becs April Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 7 April 2017

Birthday Blooms

A birthday card with texture for Di's Digi Designs Challenge, using my favourite Botanical Builder die set from Stampin' Up plus a cheapie no-name leaf die.



Cardstock - pink card blank, kraft, American Crafts Pastels pink and darker pink, Stampin' Up Mint Macaron
Dies - Stampin' Up Botanical Builder framelits, no-name larger leaf die
Embossing Folder - Elizabeth Craft Flower Mosaic 
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, Sookwang ds tape
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - Krafters Korner Craft Rope (hessian ribbon), pale pink grosgrain ribbon, sentiment sticker, Xincheng Say It In Crystals bling

Challenges:
Di's Digi Designs - Add Some Texture

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 3 April 2017

Christmas Bird

Time to start the Christmas cards again, this one using up some red and green snippets for a poinsettia on this lovely vintagey patterned paper from Kaisercraft.


Cardstock - 5" red card blank, snippets of red and green
Paper - Kaisercraft Turtle Dove 
Dies - Poppy Stamps Small Luxe Poinsettia background and outline
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic shimmer glue, glue dot
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - red flower cabochon 

Challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge 151 - Flowers Everywhere
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Things With Wings

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Flowers for Mum

A simple Mothers Day card with a bit of bling, the patterned paper is the design 😊


Cardstock - 6" white card blank, Rosie's Studio textured Blush
Paper - Sugar & Spice Studio Cottage Garden
Dies - Die-Versions Little Lizzie font
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - pink rhinestones

Challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge 151 - Flowers Everywhere
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Things With Wings

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Mother's Day Sunflower

A Mothers Day card with a large sunflower made with the Stampin' Up Festive Flower punch.


Cardstock - 5" kraft card blank, Rosie's Studio textured Lagoon
Paper - Kaisercraft Madame Boutique, Stampin' Up Botanical Gardens
Dies/Punches - Stampin' Up Festive Flower Punch, QuicKutz Nesting Scallops
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, sponge daubers
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Other - sentiment sticker, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo, green mesh trim

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - For a Special Lady/Girl
Crafty Calendar March Challenge - Mum's Day/Special Female
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Handmade Flowers

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Happy Mother's Day

A Mothers Day card using my Spellbinders Sunflower die set, sunflowers don't have to be yellow?


Cardstock - Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Rosie's Studio textured Lagoon
Paper - Stampin' Up Wildflower Fields
Dies - Spellbinders Sunflower, Marianne Design Button Blooms
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue, foam tape, glue dot
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - doily, sentiment sticker, silver flower centre

Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Week 406 - For Ladies and Girls
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - For a Special Lady/Girl
Crafty Calendar March Challenge - Mum's Day/Special Female
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Handmade Flowers

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Springtime Butterflies

A card using my favourite of the moment butterfly die combo, one a Joycrafts and the smaller one a no-name cheapie that looks suspiciously like just a smaller version of the Joycrafts one  :  )


Cardstock - pink 5" card blank, pink snippets
Paper - My Mind's Eye Everyday Tango
Stamp - Hero Arts Leafy Vines
Ink - Memento Rose Bud
Dies - Joy!crafts Vintage Flourishes butterfly, no-name butterfly
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Fiskars compact stamp press
Other - pink rhinestones

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 10 February 2017

Lavender and Lace

An early Mothers Day card (got a craft fair in 3 weeks so need to build up stock) using the beautiful lacy mood board at Double D for inspiration.



Cardstock - 5" white card blank, white snippet
Paper - Sugar & Spice Studio Cottage Garden
Die - Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue, glue dot
Other - wide white lace, Wild Orchid Crafts purple rose (bud removed), pearl flower centre, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Double D Challenge - Lavender and Lace + Mood Board

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Sunflower

A birthday card using a sketch from Cardz TV with my favourite sunshiny happy flower again for  As You Like It Challenge.

Cardz TV Sketch 6



Cardstock - 6" card blank, Rosie's Studio textured Daisy snippets
Paper - Stampin' Up Botanical Gardens
Dies - Spellbinders Sunflower, Memory Box Marietta Buckle
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue, glue dot
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - paper doily, silver flower centre, sentiment sticker, ribbon snippet

Challenges:
As You Like It - Favourite Flower (sunflowers, so bright and sunny : ) 

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Sunflowers

Another NBUS sunflower card.  I received a few sunflowery gifts for Christmas, one of them the mini sunflower die from Joy!crafts, which will be great for daisies as well : )



Cardstock - kraft card blank, snippets of yellow and espresso
Paper - Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony
Dies - Joy!crafts Sunflower
Adhesives - ds tape, Crafters Choice tacky craft glue, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - green lacy trim, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#10 - Never Before Used Schtuff  (sunflower die)
As You Like It - Favourite Flower (sunflowers, so bright and sunny : ) 
Simon Says Work It Wednesday: January - New Project + New Product (sunflower die)

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Sunflower

My second entry for Darnell's NBUS challenge this week, a simple one layer card using a new sunflower stencil.  I love sunflowers, so bright and sunny : )



Cardstock - 6" pearl card blank
Stencil - The Crafters Workshop Mini Joyful Sunflower
Ink - Ranger Tim Holtz Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo distress inks, Memento Bamboo Leaves and Dandelion
Tools - sponge daubers
Other - copper sentiment sticker

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#10 - Never Before Used Schtuff  (sunflower stencil)
As You Like It - Favourite Flower (sunflowers, so bright and sunny : ) 
Simon Says Work It Wednesday: January - New Project + New Product (sunflower stencil)

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 30 January 2017

Holly Christmas

A Q+E Christmas card using paper and ephemera from Couture Creations Christmas Emporium collection.  I don't usually use the bit and pieces that come with collections, just concentrate on trying to use all the patterned paper, but then left with unused stuff  : (


Cardstock - white card blank, Rosie's Studio textured Ruby
Paper and Ephemera - Couture Creations Christmas Emporium
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Teal Owl

It is Week 3 of Darnell's NBUS challenges, I used my Stampendous PenPattern Owl stamp that I've had for a while, but never used.  This card uses Cardz TV sketch 4 again, but this time I turned it for a vertical upright card.  I seem to be working with a lot of turquoises and teals lately  : )



Cardstock - white card blank, Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Becky Higgins Project Life Textured Cards Blush Edition, Xpress-It blending card
Stamp - Stampendous PenPattern Owl
Ink - Memento Teal Zeal
Markers - Spectrum Noir BT1, BT2, BT4, BT5, BT7, GB1, TN2, Kaiserfusion BR04, Promarker G338 (Apple Green) and G339 (Meadow Green), Bic Mark-it Moonstone Yellow
Tools - Fiskars compact stamp press, scissors for fussy cutting, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile corner chomper
Adhesives - ds tape, Crafters Choice tacky craft glue, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Other - sentiment sticker, aqua rhinestones, white mesh

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#10 - Never Before Used Schtuff  (owl stamp)
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Spread Your Wings

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Teal Butterfly

A card for CardzTV where the challenge is to make a birthday card following any of Mary's sketches; I chose Sketch 4.



Cardstock - white card blank, core'dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection, Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Becky Higgins Project Life Textured Cards Blush Edition, Xpress-It blending card
Stamp - Stampendous Pen Pattern Buttlerfly and matching die
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers - Spectrum Noir BT5, BT7. BT9
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Fiskars compact stamp press, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile corner chomper
Adhesives - ds tape, Crafters Choice tacky craft glue
Other - aqua rhinestones, Kaisercraft sentiment rub-on, aqua/white ribbon

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Spread Your Wings

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Leafy Vines

Another card for Darnell's NBUS challenge, using my never-before-inked Hero Arts Leafy Vines stamp that I've had for a couple of years, another one of those just-had-to-haves  : )



Cardstock - 5" white card blank, black, black snippets
Paper - Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony
Stamp - Hero Arts Leafy Vines
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Fiskars compact stamp press, Sizzix Tim Holtz butterfly punch, Sullivans butterfly punch
Other - sentiment sticker, black rhinestones

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#9 - Never Before Used Schtuff (Hero Arts Leafy Vines stamp) 
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Spread Your Wings

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Peacock

This is my second card for Darnell's NBUS challenge this week, using my new peacock die and some rainbow paper that I've had in my stash for ages, hidden and forgotten.



Cardstock - Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, snippets of kraft and pale green
Paper - Marianne Design IT 517 patterned paper and cutting sheet, Portacraft Rainbow Paper
Dies - un-named peacock, Memory Box Woodland Branch, Marianne Design Creatables LR0156 Flower and Leaves (leaves) and Marianne Design Collectables COL1322 Cake Set (candle flame used for small leaves) 
Adhesives - ds tape, ds sticky sheet, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#9 - Never Before Used Schtuff (peacock die, branch die, rainbow paper) 
Memory Box Challenge 20 - Winter Blues
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Spread Your Wings
Simon Says Work It Wednesday: January - New Project + New Product (peacock die)

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

With Sympathy

Darnell is on her second week of the NBUS challenges, this time the optional themes are Camoflaged Word and/or CASE.



I have CASEd my card from a lovely card I've seen on Pinterest numerous times.  I love the idea of using the stamens from the die set as a dandelion seed head (had to look that up 'cause I always thought dandelions were yellow flowers like daisies, and they are : )  with bits flying away.


I simplified my card by using NBUS patterned paper and a simple sentiment on an oval label.


Cardstock - white card blank, white snippets
Paper - Stampin' Up Wildflower Fields (NBUS)
Dies - Stampin' Up Botanical Builder Framelits, Spellbinders Mega Ovals
Tools - Sizzix Big shot
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Other - sentiment sticker, black border stickers, pearl flower centres

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#9 - Never Before Used Schtuff 
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Butterflies

Here is more of that Couture Creations butterfly paper, this time coloured with a Spectrum Noir Turquoise marker, then simply matted with black and Coastal Cabana cardstock.


Cardstock - black card blank, black, Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana
Paper - Couture Creations Damask Delight
Adhesives - ds tape
Other - Spectrum Noir BT4, pearls, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Spread Your Wings
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes
Cardz TV Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 23 January 2017

B+W Butterflies

My third entry for the B+W challenge at Double D, using the same paper as my previous card  from Couture Creations Damask Delight.



Cardstock - 5" black card blank, black snippets
Paper - Couture Creations Damask Delight
Die - un-named butterfly, Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Other - sentiment sticker, white pearls

Challenges:
Double D Challenge - Black and White + Mood Board
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes
Cardz TV Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Pink Butterflies

A predominantly pink card for In The Pink using black and white patterned paper that I coloured in with a marker and added butterflies cut from a new die I recently bought.  The butterflies were cut from white cardstock and I coloured them as well with the pink marker to match.


Cardstock - 5" white card blank, black snippet, white snippets
Paper - Couture Creations Damask Delight
Die - un-named butterfly (new)
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Other - white pearls, Bic Mark-it Pink Flamingo

Challenges:
In The Pink Challenge 111 - Pink + New (butterfly die)
Simon Says Work It Wednesday December Challenge - New Project + New Product (butterfly die)
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Love Cats

A second card for the B+W challenge at Double D, using a few of my Marianne Design dies for Marianne's Design Divas where the option is to use hearts.



Cardstock - 5" white card blank, black, white
Paper - Couture Creations Damask Delight
Dies - Marianne Design Creatables Lace Border and Decorative Hearts, Marianne Design Collectables French Cats
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Sizzix Big shot
Other - sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Double D Challenge - Black and White + Mood Board
Marianne's Design Divas Challenge 13 - Anything Goes  (hearts opt.)
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes
Cardz TV Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 20 January 2017

Black & White Wings

A very simple B+W card using a new doily die.  I love the intricacy and it cut beautifully 😃
The mood board at Double D was my inspiration plus I needed wings for the Allsorts challenge.





Cardstock - 5" black card blank, black, white
Dies - un-named doily die (New), HOTP Paper Artist butterfly, QuicKutz Nesting Ovals
Adhesives - foam tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue, glue dots
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot with Cheery Lynn metal adaptor plate
Other - sentiment sticker, top layer of 3D butterfly sticker, pearl flower centres

Challenges:
Double D Challenge - Black and White + Mood Board
Allsorts Challenge Week 398 - Wings on Things
Simon Says Work It Wednesday December Challenge - New Project + New Product (doily die)
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

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 - Micador Colourush and Crayola 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 - Micador Colourush, Crayola and Staedtler Norris Club coloured pencils in 
white, turquoise, pale peach, sky blue, chipboard to pop up woodgrain panel

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#8 - Never Before Used Schtuff 

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny