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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Pretty In Pink using die cuts



What lovely Easter weather we are having here in NW England, sunny with blue skies , bit of a cold wind but I'm not complaining. Went to my local craft shop yesterday , bought some lovely new stash , then went to the antique shop and bought some pretty china to add to my collection.
My card is very girly and pink I must say , I went all out with my pretty dies . I used Marianne dies , creatables LR0300,that creates the ornate top of the card , a Marianne parasol die  and a Marianne bird house die . The out pink circle is a desiree die and the word dies are tattered lace.
I've added a white doily a bird and heart embellishment all from Hobby Craft and added detail with liquid pearls. The gingham paper is craft creation 12x12. The image with the rose is cut from 12x12paper , secret garden from graphic 45.





challenges entered :
Marianne design : anything goes using at least 3 Marianne dies
Natalie and Amy : embossing (I've dry embossed all my die cuts)
Fusion : photo inspiration
the corrosive challenge  : pretty pastels

Off to do the ironing , all the Spring /Summer wear I've washed and dried, never mind I'll watch create and craft whilst doing it.

enjoy the rest of the Easter break and happy crafting.janex

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Happy Easter And A Touch Oriental

This week is flying by , Good Friday Tomorrow and then an Easter weekend. We will be spending some time gardening and sometime with family . It's my Mums Birthday on Monday so they are coming to us for dinner then instead of Easter Sunday.
I've made lots of Easter cards and sold most of them , the one in this post  is for family, I gave a cute rabbit one to the old lady I clean for , she loved it and gave me a kiss and hug, it's nice to make others happy with a card .
My Easter card features an image from a Joanna Sheen cd rom called the "card makers year " , a lot of the images are Victorian (quite an old cd but defo a goodie ). My hubby thinks the chicks pulling the image is rather creepy and strange , my Son and I think it's really cute , how about you ?
I've used  a Marianne design dies , ivy corners and a threaded ribbon border . The detail picked out with liquid pearls.
The sentiment is computer generated , the font is Miss smarty pants . I cut it out with spellbinder nesties.

challenges entered :

created with love : Easter
cards in envy : Easter is on it's way
paper take weekly : Easter
oldie but a goodie : Easter

The second card , with the oriental look , features a bird on a branch and swirl embellishments cut on my silhouette cameo . The gems where from hobby craft 'half price' in the sale . The paper is diecuts with a veiw (really old stash ). The heart was die cut then embossed with a crafter's companion die and the bird was embossed with swiss dots folder.
  challenge entered
paper players : colour challenge

Well Happy Easter crafting friends, have fun and laughter , lots of chocs and lots of natures bounty.
janex

Monday, 14 April 2014

A Bunny Pink Wedding



 Aren't they just the cutest bunny couple ! The image bp and insert are all from the Hollypond Hill cd rom by Susan Wheeler , brought to us by Joanna Sheen.
I was commissioned to make this by one of my sons colleges, I have spent Sunday making Easter cards for other people in his office unfortunately he's taken them to work today and I haven't been able to photograph them.
My card features die cut words by "Tattered lace ", a real most have die and hearts punched with woodware scalloped heart punches. I've added 3 small pretty flowers and pearl hat pins from wild orchid . The little pearls are liquid pearls , I'm smitten with these lately and I'm using them on every female card.
The card it's self is from Hobby craft and comes with the lazer cut hearts featured on it , lovely for special romantic cards.

challenges entered :

cd Sunday : something old something new (weddings , old pearl hat pins , new card , old cd rom , new liquid pearls.)
fab n funky : pink
polkadoodles : animal magic

well today looks beautiful weather wise , blue sky and sunshine yah! My hubby if always off on a Monday , so we will spend a nice day together.
Enjoy your day  and happy crafting . janex


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

All The 3's


Three's always work well in cards , so I used 3 Marianne design  die cut trees in pots and 3 bird on a branch , cutting the bird off the branch to perch on the tree instead , I think it looks a bit funny,with the over sized birds, but none the less pleasing design. My patterned  paper is desert blooms by first edition and the plain. card is core essentials . I've sanded every thing for a shabby chic look then added 3 gems to make bird eyes  The sentiment is tattered lace , the one with lots of great sentiments , I managed to buy one from ebay , a must have for any crafter!
My card is a large square 8x8 .


challenges entered :
the paper players : three spree (feature things in 3's)
allsorts : no flowers
alphabet challenge : D for die cuts

























To end with a picture of Hudson  AKA Mr Bunny , he has just been bathed and clipped by me , he is 13 and has very few teeth but I still think he's a real cutie . He loves his big fluffy basket and doesn't like to share with my other poodle Alfie.
Have a nice evening. janex

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Decoupage Pansies , from the heart of the garden

I've been commissioned to make this card for my Mum's hubby to give her, I know she will love it because there "her colours " as she puts it , matching the new colour scheme in her front room . I wounder does anyone else make cards to fit in with their or others home decor?
I've used "heart of the garden " cd rom by Joanna Sheen . I've decoupaged some of the pansies and distressed the card stock with a crafters companion sander. I've added some lilac ribbon and a few jose rose nail heads to add a finishing touch.



challenges entered :
cd Sunday : begining with D , my card is decoupaged and distressed
cupake inspirations : monochromatic lilac
Southern Girls challenge : floral  frenzy

Well enjoy the rest of the weekend , we are off to meet our friends at the local pub in about hour, G&T and some good company , lovely . I've had a very crafty couple of weeks , craft show and demo's yesterday , lots of new stuff to post so watch this space .
Happy Crafting.janex

Monday, 31 March 2014

Imagination sparkle medium Lavender and lace

Went to "Happy Stampers " craft show on Saturday and bought some more crafting stash. My card features products from imagination crafts . I've applied royal purple  sparkle medium on to black glossy card and used a stencil template called bay leaf. You stick it down with masking tape ,and  use a spatula to apply the sparkle medium and then peel off. The hardest part is waiting for the image to dry (about 1 hour) . It dries hard and sparkly with no glitter shedding.
I used purple bazil card , a lacy sticky border from hobby  craft and a Martha Stewart happy birthday punch. It  looks very striking in real life and was very simple to create.

Challenges entered :
lets create and craft : lavender and lace
stampavie : girly 
crafting for all seasons : no designer paper
Ruby's rainbow : Happy Birthday

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Heart of the garden Mothers Day

For my card I used "heart of the garden " Jane Shasky cd rom from Joanna Sheen . I love this cd , it is packed with glorious designs and I adore the decoupage . I have recently started making big cards 8x8 , they have much more impact and really show decoupage images off well.
The images are matted onto bazil papers that have been sanded for that lovely soft vintage look. I've added a green silk ribbon . The sentiment is by "pink petticoat " and I've added hot fix nail heads and inked the edges with Tim Holtz crushed olive distress ink.

challenges entered :

cute card Thursday : floral delights
crafty sentiments : Mother's Day
papercrafting journey : anything goes

The sun is trying to break through here at last , doesn't a bit of sun gladden the soul also the lovely spring flowers brightening our days , I always love seeing the cheerful daffs especially along side roads .
Not had a very nice week or so , family upsets , so I haven't felt like blogging . Putting on a happier face and I've got the "Happy Stampers " craft show to look forward to on Saturday.
janex