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Thursday, 31 January 2013

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A cute card for a 2 year old using an image from Ai Factory.

Supplies:  white card blank, white cardstock, Crafters Choice Gelati Basics dp, Ai Factory image, ribbon, button, glue dot, ds tape, Zig Two-way glue pen.

Tools:  Big Shot, QuicKutz Nesting Circles and Nesting Lace Circles dies, QuicKutz Chocolate Alphabet Set die.

Challenges:
Crafty Catz Challenge 167 - Cute As A Button
Allsorts Week 191 - Masculine
Craft Room Challenge - Monochrome
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 38 - Anything Goes + Ribbon
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
MyGrafico Challenge 144 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Guitar

One for the boys, a birthday card using an image from Delicious Doodles that I coloured in Microsoft Paint, suitable for a man or a teenager  : )

Supplies:  black square card base, kraft, black and white cardstock, Kaisercraft Vintage Timeless dp, Delicious Doodles digi, brads, hb sticker, foam tape, ds tape.

Tools:  Big Shot, mpress Convex Square nesting die, scalpel-craft knife, scissors, hole piercer.

Challenges:
Allsorts Week 191 - Masculine
Craft Room Challenge - Monochrome
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Hoo Loves You

An owl card with bling in one of my favourite colour combos - pink and black.

Supplies:  black square card blank, whie and black cardstock, dp from cre8tiv mini stacks, black ribbon, Kaisercraft Hot Pink and Silver rhinestones, Memento Tuxedo Black and Rose Bud ink, foam tape, ds tape.

Tools:  Big Shot, QuicKutz Nesting Ovals and Nesting Circles dies, Fiskars small heart punch, sentiment stamp from The Greeting Farm Hoo Loves You set, Hero Arts Midnight Owl stamp, scissors.

Challenges:
Delicious Doodles Challenge 20 - All You Need Is Love
Sweet Stamps - Valentine/Love
Stamptacular Challenge 200 - Spots and Stripes
Sweet Stampin - Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Japanese Doll

A card with a bit of paper piecing, using the colours in the photo at Scrapbook Boutique as inspiration.


Supplies:  white, yellow and green cardstock, dp for paper-pieced kimono from Crafters Choice Garden paper pack, Kaisercraft black pearl, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, sentiment sticker, foam tape, ds tape.

Tools:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two die, QuicKutz Nesting Ovals die, Craft Concepts Budding Vine embossing folder, Fiskars Ivy League interchangeable border punch, Hero Arts Japanese Doll stamp.

Challenges:
Scrapbook Boutique January Challenge - Pic inspiration ~ yellow+green+white
Simon Says Stamp - Paper Piecing

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Vintage Birthday

Another card following the Bingo at Inky Chicks and taking inspiration from Trudi at The Cupboard Trilogy, basing the design layout on her card and using another of my Mum's gorgeous crochet flowers : )

I chose flowers, lace and pearls



Supplies:  cream pearl square card base and cardstock, Prima Botanical Collection dp, crochet lace, crochet  flower, pearl flower centre, hb sticker, glue dots, foam tape, ds tape.

Tools:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Moroccan Motifs and Labels Eight dies.

Challenges:
Inky Chicks Challenge 2 - Bingo ~ flowers, lace, pearls
Sweet Stamps - Pearls and Lace
Creative Inspirations Challenge 198 - Anything Goes + Flowers
MyGrafico Challenge 144 - Anything Goes
Oops!! I was a bit late for The Cupboard Trilogy : (

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

With Sympathy

A sympathy card using the yummy yellow, green and white photo at Scrapbook Boutique as inspiration.


Supplies:  green card blank, white cardstock, dp from DCWV Citrus Stack, white pearls, sentiment sticker, glue dots, ds tape.

Tools:  Big Shot, Craft Concepts Budding Vine embossing folder, Fiskars Ivy League interchangeable border punch, Fiskars In Stitches border punch, Sullivans flower punch, Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two die.

Challenges:
Scrapbook Boutique January Challenge - Yellow+Green+White inspiration pic
Everybody Art Challenge 220 - 3 Papers, 3 Flowers, 3 Punches

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Black and White Birthday

A black and white birthday card for the challenge at Loves Rubber Stamps where products from Kirkland's are used for inspiration.  I chose two items from the wall art section (so many beautiful things to choose from) and used a few dies to represent the art pieces.

               

I also followed the Bingo at Inky Chicks, choosing Ribbon + Sentiment + Flowers.

Supplies:  white and black cardstock, white tissue paper, black ribbon, American Crafts black pearl brad, foam tape, hb sticker, ds tape.

Tools:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Rose Creations, Moroccan Accents, Classic Ovals and Ribbon Buckles dies, Fiskars Daisy Chain interchangeable border punch, Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade embossing folder.

Challenges:
Love's Rubberstamps Challenge 36 - Kirkland's Inspiration
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge 99 - Edge Punch with Ribbon
Inky Chicks Challenge 2 - Bingo ~ Ribbon+Sentiment+Flowers
Natalie and Amy - Favourite tool Big Shot, Favourite embellishments ~ flowers and die-cuts
Creative Inspirations Challenge 198 - Anything Goes + Flowers
Robyn's Fetish Challenge 144 - Brads and Ribbon

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Thank You

 A quick post to enter a card into Southern Girls Thank You Kindly challenge.



Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Vintage Wedding

A vintage-style wedding card using the sketch at Sketch N Stash.


Supplies:  cream pearl square card blank, Prima Botanical Collection dp, image from The Graphics Fairy, crochet lace, paper flowers, American Crafts pearl brad, foam tape, ds tape.

Challenges:
Sketch N Stash Challenge 105 - Sketch + Vintage ~ new Prima paper stack
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 37 - Love, Romance, Anniversary

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 18 January 2013

A Penguin Birthday

Another punch (and die) art penguin, this one more like the ones by Lynn on her Stamp-n-Design blog.  The body and wings are cut from two different oval dies, the top of the white trimmed with scissors, the feet are from a small heart punch.

Supplies:  white card blank, white and black cardstock, orange scrap card from DCWV Citrus Cardstock Matstack, Crafters Choice Gelati Basics dp, wobble eyes, foam tape, ds tape.

Tools:  Big Shot, QuicKutz Happy Birthday die, Spellbinders Mega Ovals die for white and wings, Spellbinders Classsic Oval die for body, Fiskars small heart punch for feet, scissors.

Challenges:
Fairy Tale Challenge 58 - Animals/Pets
Created With Love Challenge 24 - Critter Birthday
MyGrafico Challenge 143 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Penguin Valentine

A heart shaped Valentine's card with a penguin I cut from dies and punches and stuck little wobbly eyes on : )
I got the idea after Googling "penguin punch art" and finding some on Lynn Pratt's blog.  I used a circle and heart die for the body, a small heart punch for the feet and cut slivers off a punched circle for the wings.

Supplies:  black and white cardstock, orange card scraps from DCWV Citrus Cardstock Matstack, googly eyes, Memento Black Tuxedo ink, foam tape, ds tape.

Tools:  Big Shot, QuicKutz Nesting Hearts dies in 4 sizes (one for card base), QuicKutz Nesting Circles die, Fiskars 1" punch for wings, Fiskars small heart punch for feet, Spellbinders Mega Ovals die, Cardz TV Happy Days stamp, Cuttlebug Checkerboard and Kassie's Brocade embossing folders.

Challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge 98 - Penguins
Charisma Cardz Challeneg 2 - Punches
Deep Ocean Challenge 43 - Anything But A Square
Fairy Tale Challenge 58 - Animals/Pets
Stamp and Create January Challenge - Love
Craft-room Challenge - Valentines
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 37 - Love/Romance/Anniversary
Paper Creator's Crafts Challenge 3 - Love Is All Around
The Crazy Challenge 136 - Without Design Paper
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 24 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Birthday Penguin

A birthday card with a cute penguin image from Digi Darla.

Supplies:  black card blank, black and white cardstock, dp from a Merci mini stack, Digi Darla image, hb sticker, foam tape, ds tape.

Tools:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Mega Ovals die, mpress Nesting Convex Square die.

Challenges:
Created With Love Challenge 24 - Critter Birthday
MyGrafico Challenge 143 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny 

Baby Girl

A baby card using a beautiful die-cut topper from Lili Of The Valley.

Supplies:  white square card blank, white cardstock, LOTV die-cut, Crafters Choice Gelati Basics dp, paper flowers, buttons, butterfly charm, glue dots, ds tape, Zig Two-way glue pen.

Tools:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Classic Ovals die, CC Designs butterfly die, Susana's Custom Art Garden Corners die, Fiskars Lacy Doubles interchangeable border punch.

Challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenge 116 - New ~ baby, new corner die and punch for Christmas
Joanna Sheen - New Beginnings
Natalie and Amy - Favourite Tool Big Shot, Favourite embellishments: flowers and die-cuts
MyGrafico Challenge 143 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Happy 4th Birthday

A bright and cheery froggie birthday card for a 4 year old.

Supplies:  blue square card blank, white cardstock, Crafters Choice Gelati Basics dp, Doodle Pantry image, hb sticker.

Tools:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Mega Ovals die, QuicKutz No.48 Number Set die, Fiskars Threading Water border punch.

Challenges:
Charisma Cardz Challenge 1 - Happy 4th Birthday
Fairy Tale Challenge 58 - Animals/Pets
Created With Love Challenge 24 - Critter Birthday
MyGrafico Challenge 143 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Silhouette Bells

A blue and white card using a Hero Arts Stamp called Silhouette Bells that I've had for a while and never used before : )

Supplies:  white cardstock, scraps of white card for die-cut corners, Crafters Choice Gelati Basics blue gingham paper, sentiment sticker, Memento Danube Blue ink, Zig Two-way glue pen.

Tools:  Big Shot, Whimsy Stamps Shapeology Corner Die, Hero Arts Silhouette Bells stamp.

Challenges:
Sweet Stamps Challenge 99 - Die Cut + Flower Stamp
Joan's Gardens Challenge - Blue and White + 4 Corner Dies + Thank You + Flower (I hope a stamped image is ok : )
Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge 80 - Super Scraps Saturday

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 14 January 2013

Get Well Soon

A scrappy card following the sketch at Feeling Sketchy.


Supplies:  purple card blank, dp scraps originally from Kate Knight Totally Tropical Summer paper pad, green ribbed textured cardstock, paper flower, plastic cabachon flower centre, sentiment sticker, glue dots, Zig Two-way glue pen.

Tools:  Big Shot, Fancy That leafy flourish die.

Challenges:
Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge 80 - Super Scraps Saturday
Allsorts Week 189 - Dies or Punches
Natalie and Amy - Favourite Tool: Big Shot, Favourite Embellishments: flowers and die-cuts
Delicious Doodles Challenge 18 - Favourite Colour ~ Purple
My Grafico Challenge 143 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Valentine

Another heart-shaped Valentine's Day card using QuicKutz heart and lacy heart dies plus my new Cardz TV sentiment stamp.

Supplies:  red and white cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, large square rhinestone, foam tape.

Tools:  Big Shot, QuicKutz Nesting Hearts and Nesting Doily Hearts dies, Sullivans heart punch, Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade and Swiss Dots embossing folders, Cardz TV Happy Days stamp.

Challenges:
Craft-room Challenge - Valentines
Paper Creators Crafts Challenge 3 - Love Is All Around
LEJ Designs Challenge 35 - New ~ new stamp
Allsorts Week 189 - Dies and Punches
Stampotique Challenge 82 - Dies and Punches
The Crazy Challenge 136 - Without Designer Paper
Card Makin Mamas - Anything Goes
My Grafico Challenge 143 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Vintage Blues

A vintage-style card using a stamp from Lili Of The Valley called Grunge Letter.  I have used more of my layered tissue paper flowers that were cut with Spellbinders Rose Creations die and added two little bronze heart charms . . . . suitable for Valentines Day or Anniversary : )
The bronze metal bits have been in my jewellery making stash for years.  I'm glad to be able to use them up in my card making : )

Supplies:  blue square card blank, inque boutique Memoirs dp, Memento Danube Blue ink, white tissue paper, bronze metal flower centre, heart charms, jumprings and chain, American Crafts Elements mini pearl brad.

Tools:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Rose Creations die, LOTV Grunge Letter.

Challenges:
Live and Love Crafts Challenge 7 - Old ~ vintage, old jewellery-making metal pieces
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Embrace The Old ~  vintage, old jewellery-making metal pieces
Paper Creators Crafts Challenge 3 - Love Is All Around
Allsorts Week 189 - Dies or Punches
Inky Chicks Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comment welcome.

Jenny

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

A heart-shaped Valentine card using QuicKutz dies and a couple of embossing folders. The sentiment stamp is from a set I won at Cardz TV- thanks Mary : )
I am hoping it looks a bit masculine even with the bling.

Supplies:  black red and white cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, red rhinestones, foam tape.

Tools:  Big Shot, QuicKuitz Nesting hearts dies, Cuttlebug Checkerboard and Swiss Dots embossing folders, Cardz TV Happy Days stamp.

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Black & White + a splash of colour
Crafty Boots - Black and Bright
Craft Room - Valentines
The Crazy Challenge 136 - No Design Paper
Dream Valley Challenge 48 - Anything Goes
My Grafico Challenge 143 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Sending My Love

A card for Flourishes "Love Letters" release week challenge.


Supplies:  white cardstock, Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings dp, Memento Rhubard Stalk ink.
Tools:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two die, LaBlanche script stamp, sentiment stamp from Unity Stamps ippity how you doin' set.

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Funny Sunflower

A cheery birthday card following the sketch at Repeat Impressions using the Funny Sunflower pre-coloured image from The Paper Shelter which I've had for over a year but never used.


Supplies:  white cardstock, green yellow and flowery patterned card from DCWV Citrus Stack, The Paper Shelter Funny Sunflower image, light green rafffia ribbon, light green rhinestones, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, foam tape, Zig Two-way glue pen. 

Tools:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals die, MFT Die-namics Oval Decorative Doily die, CC Designs butterfly die, small flowers from Die-Versions Whispers Garden Gazebo die, hb stamp from AnnaBelle Stamps Sentimental Bluebells set.

Challenges:
Repeat Impressions Sketch D2612
The Paper Shelter Challenge 93 - Anything Goes
Emergency Crafters - New Year Resolution ~ use something at least 1yo that has never been used
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 34 - Dies or Punches
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge 18 - Flowers and Ribon
3 Girl Jam Challenge 9 - Anything Goes
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge 48 - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 7 January 2013

A Floral Note

A vintage-style card with a beautiful crochet flower made by my Mum and paper from a Kaisercraft paper pad called Devonshire Collection.

Supplies:  cream square card base, Kaisercraft Devonshire Collection dp's, crochet flower, copper metal jewellery flower centre, pearl, Memento Potters Clay ink.

Tools: Big Shot, QuicKutz Nesting Doily Rectangles die, Spellbinders Classic Ovals die, LaBlanche script stamp, AnnaBelle Stamps Sentimental Bluebells sentiment stamp.

Challenges:
Vintage Stamping Challenge 3 - Pocket Full of Posies
Card and Scrap Challenge 46 - metal ornament
Simon Says Stamp - something new ~ crochet flower
A Blog Named Hero - new ~ crochet flower
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 38 - Surprise Us ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Old Vintage Car

A masculine card using a few old supplies and a couple of new.  The ribbon is from a recent prize win and metal buckle a new purchase from Spotlight, while the papers and Digi Darla image have been in my stash for a long time  : )

Supplies:  blue square card base, crinkle paper from stash, dp from a Cre8tiv mini stack, Digi Darla Vintage Car 1 digitally coloured in MS Paint, hb sticker, ribbon, Francheville Vintage buckle.

Tools:  Big Shot, mpress Convex Square nesting die.

Challenges:
Card and Scrap Challenge 46 - metal ornament
Simon Says Stamp - new something
3 Girl Jam Challenge 9 - Anything Goes + ribbon
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 4 January 2013

Do Not Disturb

A fun birthday card using a Crafts U Print decoupage topper.  I think it would make a great Fathers Day card too  : )

Supplies:  white card blank, inque boutique Memoirs dp, CraftsUPrint topper, foam tape, Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Tools:  scissors for fussy cutting, AnnaBelle Stamps Sentimental Bluebells hb stamp.

Challenges:
Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge 78 - Freestyle ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge 164 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Happy Birthday

A birthday card using this great Happy Birthday die, another one that arrived from Bizzy Bec's today.

Supplies:  green card blank, blue cardstock from DCWV Citrus Cardstock Matstack, large rhinestone,  Zig Two-way glue pen.

Tools:  Big Shot, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Die-Versions Whispers Birthday Present die, Whimsy Stamps Shapeology Corner die.

Challenges:
The ABC Challenge - E for Embossing
Bearly Mine Challenge 67 - Something Old (embossing folder and corner die) Something New (HB die)
Simon Says - New Something
Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge 78 - Freestyle ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

New Beginnings For The Bride And Groom

A black and white wedding card made with a new die that arrived today from Bizzy Bec's.  I think this is the first time I've used something straight away as soon as I got it out of it's packet  : )

Supplies:  white and black cardstock, dp from a Cre8tiv mini paper stack, pearls, Memento Black Tuxedo ink.

Tools:  Big Shot, Die-Versions Whispers Garden Gazebo  die, Wild Rose Studio Wedding Circles stamp.

Challenges:
Allsorts Week186/187 - Black and White
Charisma Cardz Challenge 52 - Monochrome
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 36 - New Beginnings ~ new married life together : )
365Cards Day 1 - New Beginning
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 164 - New
Simon Says - New Something
A Blog Named Hero Challenge 17 - New
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 31 - Celebration
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge 101 - Celebrate
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Linky Party - Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge 78 - Freestyle ~ Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper January Challenge - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

To The Happy Couple

A white and cream card following the sketch and colour combo at Sketchy Colors.  I have used a few new things (embossing folder, fancy rectangle and oval dies and the flower die) plus a couple of old bits and pieces; the cream daisy paper I have had for years and the flourish die and heart punch for a while as well.
The flowers are cut from layers of tissue paper that I ran through the Big Shot with the Spellbinders Rose Creations die.

       

Supplies:  cream square card blank, pearl, white and off-white cardstock, Stamp-It cream dp, tissue paper, cream pearl paper lace, pearls, American Crafts pearl brads, Memento Black Tuxedo ink, foam tape, Zig Two-way glue pen.

Tools:  Big Shot, Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade 5x7 embossing folder, Marianne Designs Creatables Rectangle Frame, Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two and Rose Creations dies, Fancy That Leafy flourish die, Fiskars heart punch,  Wild Rose Studio Wedding Circles stamp.

Challenges:
Sketchy Colors Challenge 144 - colour combo + sketch
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 108 - fave embellishments ~ flowers and die-cuts
Bearly Mine Challenge 67 - Something Old Something New ~ bits of both : )
Delcious Doodles Challenge 16 - Out With The Old ~ new dies
Natalie and Amy - Favourite tool Big Shot, Favourite embellishments ~ flowers and die-cuts
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny