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Sunday, 23 February 2020

A Baby Boy

A sweet mother and baby elephant on a layered frilled "blanket" using Tattered Lace Velvet Ruffle square die set.




Challenges:
De Egel February Challenge - Use a Die With a Stitching Edge

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Gears Frame

A manly card with grungy patterned paper and cool gears frame die from Nellie Snellen.


I used:
Cardstock - navy blue card blank, metallic/pearl brown
Paper - Kaisercraft Attitude
Dies - Nellie Snellen Cog Wheels, Sizzix Tim Holtz Labels, QuicKutz Nesting Circles
Other - sentiment sticker

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Framed Peacock

A simple card with the matting and corners making a nice frame for the peacock.


I used:
Cardstock - 6" ivory pearl card blank, Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, mint/seafoam pearl, snippets of ivory pearl and Bermuda Bay
Paper - Kaisercraft 
Dies - no-name peacock, Whimsy Stamps Corner, Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label 3
Other - pearls, sentiment sticker

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Panda Frame

This is the panda version of the bear card from this previous post for my twin niece.


I used:
Cardstock - white card blank, dark silver glitter, white, black
Paper - black & white freebie with magazine
Dies - Mama Elephant Favor Bag Accessory, hat and stitched frames from Ali Express
Other - googly eyes, number stickers

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Alina Butterfly

My last entry for the week into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, using 2 patterned papers and my huge Alina Crafts butterfly die set.


I used:
Cardstock - 6" ivory pearl card blank, ivory pearl
Paper - Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic
Dies - Alina Crafts (on Ali Express) butterfly, Elizabeth Craft Happy Birthday
Other - Pearl flowers/centres

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - 2 or more patterned papers

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Bear Frame

A 17th birthday card for one of my twin nieces, using a cute bear die from Mama Elephant. The other twin gets a panda version.


I used:
Cardstock - cream card blank, kraft, glitter back, pale pink, black
Paper - DCWV Natural Burlap, unknown pink stripe
Dies - Mama Elephant Favor Bag Accessory, Trimcraft First Edition Vintage Gentleman (hat), stitched frames from Ali Express
Other - googly eyes, number stickers

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tall Happy Birthday

A DL size card using a beautiful Sue Wilson lacy die.


I used:
Cardstock - ivory
Paper - Kaisercraft Forget-Me-Not
Dies - Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Gemini Collection Antlia, Marianne Design flourish
Other - I Am Roses cream rose with bud removed, pearl flower centre, pearls, white sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - 2 or more patterned papers

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Mothers Day Box of Flowers

Already starting on Mothers Day cards leading up to a craft fair/market in a couple of weeks.


I used:
Cardstock - black, textured yellow and sage green
Paper - Stampin' Up Botanical Gardens
Dies -  Stampin' Up Blossom Party, Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Mosaic Leaves, Lavish Label Layers freebie from magazine
Other - gold/black blingy flower centres (gold not showing up well in pic), gold sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - 2 or more patterned papers
Let's Craft and Create Challenge 156 - Anything Goes + Mothers Day (opt)

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Salmon Pink Butterflies

A card for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge.  I've chosen only one item from the wheel; salmon.



I used:
Cardstock - 4 3/4" card blank
Paper - Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony, Kaisercraft Forget-Me-Not
Die - HOTP Paper Artist 3 Butterflies
Other - white pearls and sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - 2 or more patterned papers

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Snippets Card

A birthday card using up scraps and snippets and diecuts lying around on my desk.


I used:
cardstock - 4 3/4" card blank, dark brown pearl/metallic, snippets of ivory, pink and greens 
Paper - Stamperia Roses & Lace, a very old Pink Paislee background paper
Dies - Stampin' Up Rose Garden, Memory Box Marietta Buckle, QuicKutz Nesting Circles and Scalloped Nesting Circle
Other - paper doily, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - 2 or more patterned papers

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Red and Black Butterfly

Another card for De Egel challenge, using a Stampendous butterfly stamped onto patterned paper then cut with a matching die.



I used:
Cardstock - black card base, black
Paper - Kaisercraft Expressions
Stamp - Stampendous Trio of Butterflies
Dies - Stampendous Butterfly, no-name stitched frames
Other - Memento Tuxedo Black ink, black heart and rhinestones, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
De Egel January Challenge - Red and Black

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Love Cats

A red and black pop-up box card for De Egel challenge, perfect for this time of year with Valentine's Day coming up.



folds flat for posting

I used:
Cardstock - ivory pearl, black, red glitter, black glitter
Paper - very old freebie from a magazine
Dies - Nellie Snellen Heart multi frames, Top Dog Purse Card Finishes (love)
Other tools - Stampin' Up Cat Punch, corner rounder

Challenges:
De Egel January Challenge - Red and Black

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Poinsettia Frame

My first Christmas card of the year using a new-to-me Spellbinders set that I picked up for $5 from a local de-stash. 


I used:
Cardstock - white card black, gold mirri, red textured
Paper - Kaisercraft Peppermint Kisses
Dies - Spellbinders ?, unbranded poinsettia, MFT Dienamics Prima Donna Petals (flower centre)
Other - sentiment sticker

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Alina Butterfly

A birthday card in pretty pastels with a new gift to myself of a large butterfly die from Ali Express.  It is from one of a few stores that have their own designs, not just knock-offs of other companies.


I used:
Cardstock - 6" pearl card blank, pearl
Paper - Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic
Dies - Alina Crafts Lacy Butterfly (Ali Express), Elizabeth Craft Design Happy Birthday

Challenges:
Allsorts Week 553 - Soft Pastels

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 3 January 2020

New Things

A wedding card using one of my new crafty gifts, a beautiful Best Wishes die from Tattered Lace.  I love the background vine and it can be used for so many occasions : )


I used:
Cardstock - 6"white card blank, silver mirri, white pearl, snippets of the pearl and mirri
Embossing Folder - Mpress Spring Drop Collection
Dies - Tattered Lace Best Wishes, unbranded bride and groom, QuicKutz Nesting Doily Hearts and Nesting Hearts

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Krafty Butterflies

Another krafty butterfly card for the Butterfly Challenge . . . Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the letter K.



Cardstock - black card blank, kraft, black and kraft snippets
Dies - Lavish Label Layers freebie with magazine
Embossing Folder - Kaisercraft Bricks
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - 3D kraft butterfly stickers (top layer only), Sayitincrystals gold flower bling, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Butterfly Challenge 116 - Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the letter K

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 1 February 2019

Vintage Men Tri-fold

Another card for the Double D Looking Back in Time challenge; a tri-fold card with manly papers and mixed and matched dies from different sets of vintage gentlemen.



                        


Cardstock - black, white
Paper - 7Gypsies Venice
Dies - Trimcraft First Edition Vintage Gentleman, Mama Elephant Bear/Panda Favor Bag Accessory (one of the moustaches), Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday, no-name vintage man set (ebay)
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot

Challenges:
Double D Challenge - Looking back in time
The Corrosive Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Memories Journal

A journal with a very simple cover, where purely by chance the word MEMORIES is spelled out just in the right place on the front of the book.
I made the base from a Nescafe Mocha box, covered with patterned paper, inked around the edges, glued on the label, then sealed with Mod Podge.
The pages (I use 100gsm photo paper, slightly thicker than basic printer paper) were cut to size then coffee dyed, stamped, folded into signatures and stitched into the spine.  I used the very basic 3-hole pamphlet stitch with the knot hidden in envelopes in the centre of each signature.
Then added the final touches of hessian trim on the spine, metal book corners and a library-style pocket on the inside cover.



Paper - Kaisercraft Antique Essentials collection, kraft for the label and inside pocket
Dies - Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three, Sizzix Tim Holtz Labels
Stamp - no-name from cheap shop (Reject Shop I think?)
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival Ink for inking cover, Memento Toffee Crunch for stamping pages
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, Ranger Glossy Accents for metal corner, Plaid Mod Podge Matte

Challenges:
  Double D Challenge - Looking back in time



Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Vintage Butterflies

A butterfly birthday card for The Butterfly Challenge and Double D Challenge.
I love the vintage look of the black and sepia tones of the kraft and patterned paper.

Butterfly Challenge K for . . . Kraft





Cardstock - kraft, textured black
Paper - Franchville Kraft Boutique
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Other - laser cut butterflies, sentiment sticker, black rhinestones

Challenges:
Butterfly Challenge 116 - Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the letter K
Double D Challenge - Looking back in time
The Corrosive Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Y is for Yellow

A quick Thank You card for The Butterfly Challenge using Yellow and You from the Spin the Butterfly Wheel.



Cardstock - yellow card blank, textured yellow and black
Dies - no-name peony? and butterfly
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - butterfly sticker, black rhinestones, gold sentiment sticker

Challenges:
The Butterfly Challenge - Y is for . . . Yellow and You
The Corrosive Challenge 1 - Anything Goes


Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny