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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Mother's Day Sunflower

A Mothers Day card with a large sunflower made with the Stampin' Up Festive Flower punch.


Cardstock - 5" kraft card blank, Rosie's Studio textured Lagoon
Paper - Kaisercraft Madame Boutique, Stampin' Up Botanical Gardens
Dies/Punches - Stampin' Up Festive Flower Punch, QuicKutz Nesting Scallops
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, sponge daubers
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Other - sentiment sticker, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo, green mesh trim

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - For a Special Lady/Girl
Crafty Calendar March Challenge - Mum's Day/Special Female
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Handmade Flowers

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Happy Mother's Day

A Mothers Day card using my Spellbinders Sunflower die set, sunflowers don't have to be yellow?


Cardstock - Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Rosie's Studio textured Lagoon
Paper - Stampin' Up Wildflower Fields
Dies - Spellbinders Sunflower, Marianne Design Button Blooms
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue, foam tape, glue dot
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - doily, sentiment sticker, silver flower centre

Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Week 406 - For Ladies and Girls
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - For a Special Lady/Girl
Crafty Calendar March Challenge - Mum's Day/Special Female
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Handmade Flowers

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Springtime Butterflies

A card using my favourite of the moment butterfly die combo, one a Joycrafts and the smaller one a no-name cheapie that looks suspiciously like just a smaller version of the Joycrafts one  :  )


Cardstock - pink 5" card blank, pink snippets
Paper - My Mind's Eye Everyday Tango
Stamp - Hero Arts Leafy Vines
Ink - Memento Rose Bud
Dies - Joy!crafts Vintage Flourishes butterfly, no-name butterfly
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Fiskars compact stamp press
Other - pink rhinestones

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 10 February 2017

Lavender and Lace

An early Mothers Day card (got a craft fair in 3 weeks so need to build up stock) using the beautiful lacy mood board at Double D for inspiration.



Cardstock - 5" white card blank, white snippet
Paper - Sugar & Spice Studio Cottage Garden
Die - Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue, glue dot
Other - wide white lace, Wild Orchid Crafts purple rose (bud removed), pearl flower centre, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Double D Challenge - Lavender and Lace + Mood Board

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Sunflower

A birthday card using a sketch from Cardz TV with my favourite sunshiny happy flower again for  As You Like It Challenge.

Cardz TV Sketch 6



Cardstock - 6" card blank, Rosie's Studio textured Daisy snippets
Paper - Stampin' Up Botanical Gardens
Dies - Spellbinders Sunflower, Memory Box Marietta Buckle
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue, glue dot
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - paper doily, silver flower centre, sentiment sticker, ribbon snippet

Challenges:
As You Like It - Favourite Flower (sunflowers, so bright and sunny : ) 

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Sunflowers

Another NBUS sunflower card.  I received a few sunflowery gifts for Christmas, one of them the mini sunflower die from Joy!crafts, which will be great for daisies as well : )



Cardstock - kraft card blank, snippets of yellow and espresso
Paper - Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony
Dies - Joy!crafts Sunflower
Adhesives - ds tape, Crafters Choice tacky craft glue, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - green lacy trim, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#10 - Never Before Used Schtuff  (sunflower die)
As You Like It - Favourite Flower (sunflowers, so bright and sunny : ) 
Simon Says Work It Wednesday: January - New Project + New Product (sunflower die)

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Sunflower

My second entry for Darnell's NBUS challenge this week, a simple one layer card using a new sunflower stencil.  I love sunflowers, so bright and sunny : )



Cardstock - 6" pearl card blank
Stencil - The Crafters Workshop Mini Joyful Sunflower
Ink - Ranger Tim Holtz Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo distress inks, Memento Bamboo Leaves and Dandelion
Tools - sponge daubers
Other - copper sentiment sticker

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#10 - Never Before Used Schtuff  (sunflower stencil)
As You Like It - Favourite Flower (sunflowers, so bright and sunny : ) 
Simon Says Work It Wednesday: January - New Project + New Product (sunflower stencil)

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 30 January 2017

Holly Christmas

A Q+E Christmas card using paper and ephemera from Couture Creations Christmas Emporium collection.  I don't usually use the bit and pieces that come with collections, just concentrate on trying to use all the patterned paper, but then left with unused stuff  : (


Cardstock - white card blank, Rosie's Studio textured Ruby
Paper and Ephemera - Couture Creations Christmas Emporium
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Teal Owl

It is Week 3 of Darnell's NBUS challenges, I used my Stampendous PenPattern Owl stamp that I've had for a while, but never used.  This card uses Cardz TV sketch 4 again, but this time I turned it for a vertical upright card.  I seem to be working with a lot of turquoises and teals lately  : )



Cardstock - white card blank, Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Becky Higgins Project Life Textured Cards Blush Edition, Xpress-It blending card
Stamp - Stampendous PenPattern Owl
Ink - Memento Teal Zeal
Markers - Spectrum Noir BT1, BT2, BT4, BT5, BT7, GB1, TN2, Kaiserfusion BR04, Promarker G338 (Apple Green) and G339 (Meadow Green), Bic Mark-it Moonstone Yellow
Tools - Fiskars compact stamp press, scissors for fussy cutting, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile corner chomper
Adhesives - ds tape, Crafters Choice tacky craft glue, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Other - sentiment sticker, aqua rhinestones, white mesh

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#10 - Never Before Used Schtuff  (owl stamp)
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Spread Your Wings

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Teal Butterfly

A card for CardzTV where the challenge is to make a birthday card following any of Mary's sketches; I chose Sketch 4.



Cardstock - white card blank, core'dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection, Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Becky Higgins Project Life Textured Cards Blush Edition, Xpress-It blending card
Stamp - Stampendous Pen Pattern Buttlerfly and matching die
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers - Spectrum Noir BT5, BT7. BT9
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Fiskars compact stamp press, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile corner chomper
Adhesives - ds tape, Crafters Choice tacky craft glue
Other - aqua rhinestones, Kaisercraft sentiment rub-on, aqua/white ribbon

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Spread Your Wings

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Leafy Vines

Another card for Darnell's NBUS challenge, using my never-before-inked Hero Arts Leafy Vines stamp that I've had for a couple of years, another one of those just-had-to-haves  : )



Cardstock - 5" white card blank, black, black snippets
Paper - Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony
Stamp - Hero Arts Leafy Vines
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Fiskars compact stamp press, Sizzix Tim Holtz butterfly punch, Sullivans butterfly punch
Other - sentiment sticker, black rhinestones

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#9 - Never Before Used Schtuff (Hero Arts Leafy Vines stamp) 
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Spread Your Wings

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Peacock

This is my second card for Darnell's NBUS challenge this week, using my new peacock die and some rainbow paper that I've had in my stash for ages, hidden and forgotten.



Cardstock - Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, snippets of kraft and pale green
Paper - Marianne Design IT 517 patterned paper and cutting sheet, Portacraft Rainbow Paper
Dies - un-named peacock, Memory Box Woodland Branch, Marianne Design Creatables LR0156 Flower and Leaves (leaves) and Marianne Design Collectables COL1322 Cake Set (candle flame used for small leaves) 
Adhesives - ds tape, ds sticky sheet, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#9 - Never Before Used Schtuff (peacock die, branch die, rainbow paper) 
Memory Box Challenge 20 - Winter Blues
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Spread Your Wings
Simon Says Work It Wednesday: January - New Project + New Product (peacock die)

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

With Sympathy

Darnell is on her second week of the NBUS challenges, this time the optional themes are Camoflaged Word and/or CASE.



I have CASEd my card from a lovely card I've seen on Pinterest numerous times.  I love the idea of using the stamens from the die set as a dandelion seed head (had to look that up 'cause I always thought dandelions were yellow flowers like daisies, and they are : )  with bits flying away.


I simplified my card by using NBUS patterned paper and a simple sentiment on an oval label.


Cardstock - white card blank, white snippets
Paper - Stampin' Up Wildflower Fields (NBUS)
Dies - Stampin' Up Botanical Builder Framelits, Spellbinders Mega Ovals
Tools - Sizzix Big shot
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Other - sentiment sticker, black border stickers, pearl flower centres

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#9 - Never Before Used Schtuff 
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Butterflies

Here is more of that Couture Creations butterfly paper, this time coloured with a Spectrum Noir Turquoise marker, then simply matted with black and Coastal Cabana cardstock.


Cardstock - black card blank, black, Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana
Paper - Couture Creations Damask Delight
Adhesives - ds tape
Other - Spectrum Noir BT4, pearls, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Spread Your Wings
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes
Cardz TV Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 23 January 2017

B+W Butterflies

My third entry for the B+W challenge at Double D, using the same paper as my previous card  from Couture Creations Damask Delight.



Cardstock - 5" black card blank, black snippets
Paper - Couture Creations Damask Delight
Die - un-named butterfly, Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Other - sentiment sticker, white pearls

Challenges:
Double D Challenge - Black and White + Mood Board
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes
Cardz TV Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Pink Butterflies

A predominantly pink card for In The Pink using black and white patterned paper that I coloured in with a marker and added butterflies cut from a new die I recently bought.  The butterflies were cut from white cardstock and I coloured them as well with the pink marker to match.


Cardstock - 5" white card blank, black snippet, white snippets
Paper - Couture Creations Damask Delight
Die - un-named butterfly (new)
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Other - white pearls, Bic Mark-it Pink Flamingo

Challenges:
In The Pink Challenge 111 - Pink + New (butterfly die)
Simon Says Work It Wednesday December Challenge - New Project + New Product (butterfly die)
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Love Cats

A second card for the B+W challenge at Double D, using a few of my Marianne Design dies for Marianne's Design Divas where the option is to use hearts.



Cardstock - 5" white card blank, black, white
Paper - Couture Creations Damask Delight
Dies - Marianne Design Creatables Lace Border and Decorative Hearts, Marianne Design Collectables French Cats
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Sizzix Big shot
Other - sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Double D Challenge - Black and White + Mood Board
Marianne's Design Divas Challenge 13 - Anything Goes  (hearts opt.)
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes
Cardz TV Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 20 January 2017

Black & White Wings

A very simple B+W card using a new doily die.  I love the intricacy and it cut beautifully 😃
The mood board at Double D was my inspiration plus I needed wings for the Allsorts challenge.





Cardstock - 5" black card blank, black, white
Dies - un-named doily die (New), HOTP Paper Artist butterfly, QuicKutz Nesting Ovals
Adhesives - foam tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue, glue dots
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot with Cheery Lynn metal adaptor plate
Other - sentiment sticker, top layer of 3D butterfly sticker, pearl flower centres

Challenges:
Double D Challenge - Black and White + Mood Board
Allsorts Challenge Week 398 - Wings on Things
Simon Says Work It Wednesday December Challenge - New Project + New Product (doily die)
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Flowering Fields Mini Notes

My third entry into Darnell's NBUS Challenge using my never-before-used Stampin' Up Flowering Fields stamp set and Stampin' Up Botanical Gardens dsp. They have both sat in my stash for a year as they were in last years Sale-a-bration and Occasions catalogue.



Cardstock - white, kraft
Paper - Stampin' Up Botanical Gardens
Stamps - Stampin' Up Flowering Fields
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives - ds tape
Other - Micador Colourush and Crayola coloured pencils

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#8 - Never Before Used Schtuff 
Inky Chicks Challenge 77 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Hot Rod

My second entry for Darnell's NBUS challenge, using my never-before-used Stampin' Up Hardwood background stamp.




Cardstock - white card blank, core'dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, kraft
Stamps - Stampin' Up Hardwood, Penny Black Hot Rod
Ink - Ranger Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink
Tools - Fiskars compact stamp press, sponge dauber, scissors for fussy cutting
Adhesives - ds tape
Other - Micador Colourush, Crayola and Staedtler Norris Club coloured pencils in 
white, turquoise, pale peach, sky blue, chipboard to pop up woodgrain panel

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#8 - Never Before Used Schtuff 

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny