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.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

from the heart of the garden

Spring is trying to break through but there's a cold north wind blowing here, not very warm and not very sunny ,unlike my card . I've really embraced the pretty in pink with this card for my Mum's birthday next month.
I've used a Joanna Sheen cd , from the heart of the garden by Jane Shasky , I love this cd and always come back to it , the art work is wonderful and colourful . The image , backing paper,sentiment  and inserts are all from the cd . I cut out some flowers from the bp and put foam pads on the backs, nice way to embellish subtly . Ive added a wavey pink border around the blue frame and a pretty pink and white spotty bow.

challenges entered :
allsorts : pretty in pink
totally papercrafts : shaped cards
simply create too : animals
gem of a challenge : mothers day/female birthday
charisma card challenge : Birthday girls

have a great weekend . Happy crafting janex

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Where's my ball!

Another Gus digi stamp from bugaboo , isn't he great ! today he's golfing but can't find his ball .
I've coloured the image with promarkers and modgepodged the glasses and ball. The papers,checks , by paper cellar. A few golfing sticker embellishments from hobbycraft  complete the fun card.

challenges entered :

catch the bug : followed the Stella 205 sketch above.
allsorts : sport
stampavie : sport
wags and whispers : sports

We are going to another funeral today , my husbands Grandma, a lovely lady who died at the age of 99.
It's so dull and foggy here I wish it would brighten up soon, funerals are sad without dank dull weather adding to it.
After the funeral there is a gathering of the mourners at a Cheshire golf club , so I guess my card is slightly fitting.