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Monday, 13 July 2020

Stitches

I've been having a go at using some of my smaller paper scraps by arranging and gluing them to old book pages as a base (left over from gutting books for journal covers).  This one called out to be stitched like patchwork, perfect for the Double D Stitches challenge


I used:
Cardstock - light blue card blank, kraft snippet
Paper - various snippets
Other - old book pages for base, Jenni B felt frame, sentiment topper, Spellbinders French Frills die, beige thread
Tools - Big Shot, sewing machine

Challenges:
Double D - Stitches

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Unicorn

Another card for UnstampaBelles challenge "Magic", a unicorn card in a box.


Folds flat for mailing.

I used:
Cardstock - white, white pearl, textured pastel snippets, pink and silver glitter
Paper - Crafters Choice Gelati Basics
Dies - Marianne Design Horse/Unicorn, MFT Stitched Cloud, Elizabeth Craft Happy Birthday, unknown rainbow (bought from a local destash market)
Other - scalloped heart punch, small star punch, corner chomper

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 22 June 2020

Birthday Butterfly

A birthday card following a sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, using a lovely vine butterfly from Memory Box.



I used:
Cardstock - white square card blank, Stampin' Up Island Indigo, silver glitter
Paper - Stampin' Up Come To Gather
Dies - Memory Box Vine Butterfly, Happy Birthday freebie from Ali Express
Other - paper doily, Stampin' Up Coloured Doily, silver flower bling

Challenges:
Memory Box Challenge 62 - Birthday cards

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Little Mermaid

A card for the UnstampaBelles challenge "Magic"with a twist of "Walt Disney".  I chose the mermaid  colours to look like Ariel from The Little Mermaid.


I used:
Cardstock:  mauve card blank, mauve, purple and deep orange textured, buff, mint pearl, matte silver
Paper - rainbow from cheap shop
Dies - Alina Crafts Mermaid, Stampin'Up Happy Birthday
Embossing folder - Craft Concepts Gem Flourish
Other - lilac rhinestones, craft glue, foam tape

Challenges:
UnstampaBelles Challenge 101 - Magic + twist (Walt Disney)

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

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