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Thursday, 28 January 2021

Gardenia Mothers Day

 Getting busy making Mothers Day (and everything else) cards for upcoming markets and craft fairs.

This one is made with old Memory Box Gorgeous Gardenia dies with QuicKutz  Hearts and Doily Hearts.


I used:
Cardstock - white card blank, textured light pink, gold foil, white
Paper - Stampin' Up Subtles  Blushing Bride dsp
Dies - Memory Box Gorgeous Gardenia Background and Outline, QuicKutz Nesting Hearts and Nesting doily Hearts, Spellbinders Mega Ovals, Lavish Label Layers (magazine freebie)

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Christmas Cats

A bridge-fold card using beautiful paper from Couture Creations that I won in their promotion a few years ago.  The cats and wreath on the door make a cute Christmas scene : )

I used:
Cardstock - white, black, snippets of greens and red
Paper - Couture Creations Christmas Emporium
Dies - Spellbinders Edwardian Door, Lawn Fawn Mini Wreath, Stampin' Up Cat Punch
Other - sentiment sticker

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Adventure Awaits

 A 6x4" journal cover, made from cardboard from a cereal or pizza box, covered with 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.


I used:
cardboard and brown paper
Stamps - Stampin' Up Beautiful World
Other - Ranger Tim Holtz Ground Espresso and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Gathered Twigs Distress Stain, Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, Plaid Mod Podge, antique bronze metal corner protectors

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Ladybirds

 A simple DL birthday card with cute ladybirds on leaves.

I used:
Cardstock - white for card base, black, dark green pearl, snippets of red, black and gold mirri
Paper - Kaisercraft Base Coat
Dies - Elizabeth Craft Ladybirds, Stampin' Up Happy Birthday, unbranded leaf

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 21 December 2020

Zen Owl

 A DL size card with a zentangle style owl on kraft. The stamp has a matching die, but doesn't match up well enough for me to use which is a bit disappointing. I intended the stamp for colouring in, but I either need new glasses or finer tipped markers : )

I used:
Cardstock - white for card base, kraft, black
Stamp - Creative Dies Designs Mehndi Collection Owl
Dies - Lavish Label Layers freebie with magazine, Spellbinders Mega Ovals
Embossing Folder - Kaisercraft Woodgrain
Other - Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, sentiment sticker, hessian ribbon

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Blossoms in Bloom

 A 5x7" card using the beautiful Many Layered Blossoms die set from Stampin' Up.

I used:
Cardstock - white 5x7" card blank, white, gold mirri
Paper - Kaisercraft Floral Romance
Dies - Stampin' Up Many Layered Blossoms, Spellbinders Mega Ovals
Embossing Folder - Couture Creations Exotic
Other - sentiment sticker

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

White Poinsettia

 A DL size Christmas card in a favourite Christmas colour combo of white and pale minty green..

I used:
Cardstock - white, pale minty pearl, snippets of white pearl, dark green and gold foil
Paper - Kaisercraft Peppermint Kisses
Dies - Stampin'Up Poinsettia Petals, Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Holly, MFT Prima Donna Petals 
Other - sentiment sticker, AB pearl bling

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Aussie Pets Christmas

 A simple embossed and die cut Christmas card featuring Santa's sleigh pulled by kangaroos instead of reindeer.


I used:
Cardstock - white card blank, red, white, black and red snippets
Embossing Folder - Couture Creations Jolly Christmas
Dies - Paper Rose Santa's Sleigh with Kangaroos, Cottage Cutz Loyal Pets

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny



Sunday, 20 September 2020

Been Busy

The result of 5 months hibernation between March and August 2020.  Had first market of the season a few weeks ago, very successful : )


Various types and sizes of journals, some cardstock and patterned paper, some fabric covered envelopes, some (many) leatherlook paper covering all sizes cardboard boxes (cereal boxes, frozen food, grissini etc), all filled with coffee and tea dyed paper.
The plastic boxes are filled with approximately 150 cards, which seemed to take longer to make than the journals ; )

 Back to preparing more for upcoming markets, and maybe entering a few challenges : )

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

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