Saturday, September 25, 2010

Little Boy Blue!

It's nice sometimes to play around with different layouts. I wanted to create a bright and funky card for a boy, and this seemed to fit the bill! It's great how just putting your backing at an angle just gives a different look - always worth experimenting! The stamp is from Woodware and has been coloured in with ProMarkers and then cut out with layers using the Nestabilities.
I've had a good day today making up samples for next week's workshop and playing with the new Crafts Too Folders and some of the dies from Nellie Snellen & Marianne designs too! I'll be putting up pics after the workshop so you can all see the samples.
I'm off for ideas and inspiration to Ally Pally tomorrow - be good to watch all the demos!

happy crafting

Jane x

Friday, September 24, 2010

Come and vote in our poll on facebook!

We'd like to know your favourite product and the winner will be used in the next step-by-step project! Poll closes on 1st October. Choose between Martha Stewart Punches, Nestabilities, Indian Glass Beads, Umount or Crafts Too embossing folders. Click here to vote!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Let's get embossing!

oooh the excitement of a new delivery. I have a big box ready to be unpacked. This one is from Crafts Too and has their new embossing folders in it - as well as restocks of the popular Noel and Baubles folders (amongst others) - that flew out at Thetford! I'll be busy getting them up onto the web in the next few days - bear with me!.... but just had to share a sneaky peak of some of the new designs! There's also new dies from Joy Crafts and Marianne Designs and more of those gorgeous glass pendants too!

happy crafting


Sunday, September 19, 2010

No more scraps!

One of my favourite cards to make is using bold prints from the Dovecraft Wild Blossom pack of papers and just adding a few accents with glitter and ribbon. Whenever I do a card sale - these cards always fly out! But cutting a 5 or 6 inch square out of an 8 inch sheet of paper leaves me with lots of offcuts that seemed a shame to throw away. So I had a play today and found the perfect way to create some gorgeous cards using my lovely scraps of paper. I've kept it simple as usual, just three strips of card and accented with glitter. I did play around with the idea of adding some flowers or ribbon - but it didn't seem to add anything to them - so I left them as they were!... hope it inspires you to get raiding your scraps supplies!!
happy crafting

Jane x

Friday, September 17, 2010

one border, two cards!

Two cards for you tonight - as I won't have time to blog tomorrow! Following on from yesterday's card I have used the other die from the same border set on these two cards. This lovely lattice border has been used on a 5" square card. The border is slightly smaller thatn the length of the card so gives a nice finish top and bottom. I've then just lined the right hand edge of the inside of the back piece of card with a contrasting colour to make the most of the delicate pattern. The first image of the lady is from the fabulous Joanna Sheen Fashion Boutique CD - an all time favourite of mine. The dog is a stamp from Wild Rose Design and has been coloured using ProMarkers and cut out using a nestability die. Simple designs but so elegant and very effective. If any of you are creating lovely things using your nestabilities and border dies, I'd love to see them - email me an image and I'll put the best ones up on a future blog!
here's hoping you all find time to craft this weekend!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Something Fishy.....

A combination of techniques on this card. Firstly I've created the fish image using a Dreamweaver stencil and Gold embossing Paste - a really easy and effective technique that I highly recommend you trying!. I've used my nestabilities to cut out the oval and the scalloped oval surround. I've then had a play with my border nestability - part of the pendants range - and cut out the border in black and then gold mirri and pieced the cut out gold pieces into the black piece. I just put double sided tape on the reverse of the black piece so my gold pieces stayed in place.

happy crafting!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Here's the first of my creations. It's not the best picture in the world I'm afraid, but hopefully you can see the detail. I've cut 4 squares from white card and embossed 2 with a dot folder and 2 with a flowery folder. Then mounted the four squares onto Black card then onto a large square card. Then I've used my nestabilities to cut the two mounts and my stamped girl (a Woodware stamp) that has been coloured with ProMarkers. Then mounted it on top of the squares. I like the bold contrast of the pink black and white on this card.

happy crafting


I'm Back!

I know... it's been ages!.... it's been a busy time for me - but unfortunately not much time for crafting!... but I've had the bliss of having a couple of days this week to play... and not for any particular reason - no samples to make - just able to play!.... so I promise, watch this space for lots of new card samples and jewellery ideas to appear soon... I'll have lots to show you to make up for being such a bad blogger... promise! Jane