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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Altenew Garden Teasure



Lovely sunny morning here, still a bit chilly but it's going progress into a beautiful warm spring day .
At the stamp fair I bought Altenew Garden Teasure stamp and die sets , I'm having such fun playing around with them .

For my card I used Altenew Garden Teasure stamp and die set , various inks , the background is a mask I cut out on my silhoutte cameo and inked through with lilac ink , I've added a few drops of clear gloss (not easy to see in the picture , The square dies are Sue Wilson's .

challenges entered : for my purple blooms card

crafty purple frog : fabulously floral
crafty creations : anything goes
pinspiration : the lilac flowers and fairy above
cup cake inspiration : see cup cake picture
For this card I used Altenew Garden Teasure stamp and die set . I stamped the flowers in clear versa mark then heat embossed using gold embossing , them I painted the flowers and leaves using spectrum aquas . The background is created using Tim Holtz distress inks and then spritzing with water. The sentiment is by clearly besoted. This card is for my Mum in Law .

challenges entered for my blue floral card :

aud sentiments : flowers and sentiment
crafty catz : anything goes , with the option of 5 of something ( I used 5 stamped embellishments )
Brown sugar : Mothers day

enjoy your day and happy crafting . jane x

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Glitz and Glam Grace and Charles getting Ritzy

 Good afternoon crafting friends , sunny here but quite cold . I had a lovely time at Happy Stampers , great to meet up with my friend Beryl , she doesn't blog now , too busy dancing , but she still likes to craft. I bought some fab altenew stamps , watch this space for a card using them , and I bought dies , card supplies and a universal crafting tool (for inking , sanding etc ).
For my card today I've used tattered lce dies Glitz and Glam Grace and Charles and artdeco architectual dies . I've coloured the couple with promarkers and added some glitter . The background from is from my craft studio art deco cd rom . The polka dot card was from the stamp show . I've added gold peeloffs , pearls and a gem flower for the finishing touches .

challenges entered :

passion for promarkers : bingo for their 8th anniversary (my is polka dots, kraft card, die cuts )
The crazy challenge : monochrome (I choose shades of brown)


happy crafting . jane x

Friday, 5 May 2017

Pretty flamingos

Such a lovely sunny day today , inspiring me to make a sunny tropical feeling card.
I used miri cut intricate flamingo die , coloured with promarkers . The for pineapples and the embossed panels I used totally tropical die , stamps and embossing folder , a free gift from from simply cards mag issue 102. I've also embossed the glitter cicle with a cloud embossing folder (very hard to see in the photo) . The chipboard topical leaf and flower are really really old stash .
I'm pleased with my card it's so cheerful .

challenge entered :
allsorts : embossing

happy crafting jane x

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Chocolate without any calories and some nice news

I'm on a diet at the moment , well it's more of a healthy eating Mediterranean diet and yes I still have a glass of red or two ! I'm not obsessed with chocolate like some people but it is nice now and then, but this Tattered Lace chocolate die , I just had to have , along with the sentiment eat chocolate and stay calm ! Inside the card says and drink wine. I've layered (decoupaged) with 3 different coloured cards . The bp is by make and create from the works and the bling embellishment is from creative expressions , finishing touches . The sentiment was cut from Docraft adhesive glitter sheet.

challenges entered :


Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes using a diecut
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
craft challenge : 3d decoupage 

I had a welcome email the other day from Create and Craft , I've been picked as their crafter of the month for the cards I've shared on their gallery , I will feature on the hall of fame on the website , also in a news letter and they gave me a £20 credit on my account (spent already lol ) . I was really pleased , I love making and sharing my cards and was glad someone liked them .

We are enjoying some lovely sunny weather here in the NW of England , hope you are too . I'm off to Happy Stampers , Port Sunlight Wirral on Saturday , braving the pushing and shoving and buying more crafty goodies , see you there if your going .

Happy crafting jane x

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Paper shelter "sweet""

I won a challenge on a card blog the other week , $15 worth of Paper Shelter digi stamp images , they are super , this is one of them, called "sweet". I used my craft studio software to do the image  turning the colours into a red hue . The backing papers are strawberry farm digi papers . I cut the image out , inked the edges with a dark grey whisper pen and layered (decoupaged ) with foam pads. The Happy Birthday sentiment is by tattered lace , I cut it out three times in silver and pink glitter card from do craft (they have adhesive on the back , makes it much easier). The denim bag is from Hobby craft part of a fashion set of embellishments for cards.

challenges entered :
The Paper Shelter : Birthdays
alphabet challenge : D for decoupage
fussy and fancy : anything goes 
the crazy challenge : Bingo (I choose red,brown , pink)

Happy crafting and enjoy the long weekend if your in the Uk . jane x

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Besides the sea

Bit chilly for the sea side today but we can look ahead . This lovely image is from a Faye Whittaker collection cd rom from Joanna Sheen as are the backing paper and matching insert. I've decoupaged the little boy and his dog . I've added craft buttons for hobby craft and my flower is made from red fimo using a mould , then baked at a low temp in the oven.
The bunting die is from Tattered Lace.

challenges entered :

cd Sunday : following Carols sketch seen above 
allsorts : something beginning with B (beach )
inspiration destination :anything goes 
lemon shortbread : anything goes 

happy crafting . jane x

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Hello Gorgeous

Gorgeous Spring morning here , but it is so cold out , shivering on my slow poodle walk .
I've got a cool Spring like card to show today , loving the colour scheme pink, black and white .
I've used "hello Gorgeous " Penny black clear stamp set , featuring the stylish lady in her car . The fab sentiment is MFT as are the various die cuts apart from the clouds which are , stamps and die cuts from Lawn Fawn . Coloured with pro markers and a bit of bling in the form of a glittery flower button from hobby craft.

challenges entered :
Penny Black and more : all things Spring 
stamping sensations : anything goes
my time to craft : sequins or buttons 
crafting when we can : one for the girls 
I love pro markers : anything goes

enjoy your day and happy crafting . jane x