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Sunday, 27 December 2015

Sparkle Butterfly

A simple birthday card using some beautiful Kaisercraft paper and the impressive Stampendous PenPattern Butterfly stamp with a bit of sparkly bling.


Cardstock - white 5" card blank, Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, X-Press It blending card
Paper - Kaisercraft Madame Boutique
Stamp -  Stampendous PenPattern Butterflies
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers - Spectrum Noir Turquoises BT4, BT5
Die - Stampendous Butterflies set
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Fiskars compact stamp press
Adhesives - ds tape, Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue, foam tape
Other - white sentiment sticker, light turquoise washi tape, rhinestones

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Owl Calendar

A cute little owl calendar for the fridge, using up a few little snippets here and there.


Cardstock - thick card for base, 4x4" snippet of Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Rosie's Studio textured Lagoon and Paradise snippets, black snippets
Paper - My Mind's Eye Bloom and Grow
Die - Poppy Stamps Clever Owl (black eyes)
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Stampin' Up Owl Builder Punch, Becky Higgins corner rounder
Adhesives - Sookwang scor tape, foam tape, Tombow Mono multi liquid glue
Other - Couture Creations 2016 Calendar Tabs, magnet tape

Challenges:
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Winter Wonderland

One of the last Christmas cards of the year, very simple with background embossing and a label die-cut.


Cardstock - white 5" card blank, gold Mirri, Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana
Label Topper - magazine freebie 
Embossing folder - Couture Creations 5x7 Wrapped In Joy Collection - Jolly Christmas
Adhesives - Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue, foam tape
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - gold sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Scrap & Craft Challenge 16 - Anything Christmas
Inky Chicks Challenge 60 - Merry Christmas
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra December - Always Anything Christmas Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Christmas Angel

A Christmas card using beautiful paper from Couture Creations I won in their new release candy a couple of months ago.


Cardstock - pearl, gold pearl
Paper - Couture Creations Christmas Emporium
Die - Poppy Stamps Small Luxe Poinsettia Outline
Adhesives - ds tape, glue dots
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - white pearl flower centre, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Scrap & Craft Challenge 16 - Anything Christmas

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Poinsettia Present

I'm back to challenges now that markets and craft fairs are over for the year.


Cardstock - 5" green card blank, white, red green and white snippets
Embossing folder - Couture Creations 5x7 Wrapped In Joy Collection - Jolly Christmas
Dies - Britannia Dies set of 3 Poinsettias, PhotoContintental Tag Nesting Dies
Adhesives - Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue, foam tape
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, paper piercer
Other - ribbon, silver brad, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Scrap & Craft Challenge 16 - Anything Christmas
Inky Chicks Challenge 60 - Merry Christmas
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 2 November 2015

Vintage Christmas

A very simple Christmas card using paper and ephemera from Couture Creations Christmas Emporium collection.


Cardstock - black 5" card blank, antique gold
Paper - Couture Creations Christmas Emporium
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Tombow Mono Multi\
Other - red rhinestones

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Throwback: December 2014 Holiday Cards

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 30 October 2015

Christmas Wreath

A Christmas card with a wreath made from the Stampin' Up Medallion stamp, a fairly quick and easy make, suitable for multiples as we get closer to Christmas.


Cardstock - 5" green card blank, Cre8tiv Textured red, white, snippets of red green and white
Stamp - Stampin' Up Medallion
Ink - Memento Cottage Ivy
Dies - Couture Creations Ornamental Lace Set, QuicKutz Nesting Circles
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - ds tape
Other - sentiment sticker, red rhinestones

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Throwback: December 2014 Holiday Cards

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Mini Santa Suits

These Santa Suit cards are not my original idea, and I have made full size versions of them before, but this is the first time my Santas Belt die set has been used for it's intended purpose.


Cardstock - Rosie's Studio textured Lily and Valentine snippets, black and white snippets, textured silver snippets
Dies - CC Designs Santas Belt
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Stampin' Up Owl Builder Punch (buttons)
Adhesives - ds tape, Tombow Mono Multi

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Throwback: December 2014 Holiday Cards

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 26 October 2015

All Wrapped Up

Back to Christmas cards, this one made to look gift wrapped, using a 3D filigree bow die by Sue Wilson. 


Cardstock - white card blank, Cre8tiv Textured red snippets, tiny white snippet
Paper - from my stash (magazine freebie 2-3 years ago)
Dies - Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Finishing Touches 3D Filigree Bow, PhotoContinental Nesting tags
Adhesives - ds tape, Tombow Mono Multi, foam tape
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - sentiment sticker

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Baby Boy

A bit of a change from Christmas cards, here is a baby card using a cute little resin bear in a pram.  I've had these bears and the ribbon in my stash for ages.  I cut the 'Baby' sentiment three times in white and stacked them for a bit of dimension.

Cardstock - white card blank, gloss white
Paper - Cre8tiv Vintage Stack of Cards
Dies - Memory Box Baby Carriage, Die-versions Baby
Adhesives - Tombow Mono Multi, foam tape, Ranger Glossy Accents
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - resin bear, ribbon

Challenges:
Clear It Out - White + 1 Colour (blue)

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Snowman

A Christmas card in non-traditional colours using more magazine freebies, a kit of papers and toppers, Kanban I think?


Cardstock - Stampin Up Bermuda Bay
Papers and Topper - magazine freebie
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Tombow Mono Multi
Other - sentiment sticker, gold ribbon

Challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Christmas + Ribbon

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Pink and Blue Poinsettia


Cardstock - 5" pink card blank, Rosie's Studio textured Azul, Blush and Azul snippets, white snippet
Paper - from my stash
Dies - Poppy Stamps Small Luxe Poinsettia Outline and Background, Spellbinders Mega Ovals and Ribbon Buckles
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Tombow Mono multi, glue dot
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - white pearl flower centre, sentiment sticker

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Pink and White Christmas

A set of mini Christmas cards using scalloped circles cut in quarters to make the trees, embossed then bling added.  These 3x3inch minis are are great way to use up cardstock bits and pieces.


Cardstock - white snippets, Rosie's Studio textured Blush snippets
Dies - QuicKutz Nesting Scallops
Embossing Folder - Craft Concepts Budding Vine
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - ds tape, Tombow Mono Multi
Other - Kaisercraft Lilac rhinestones

Challenges:
Crafty Catz Challenge 297 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Polar Bear Christmas

A simple Christmas card using a cute polar bear and fairy topper from Kraftyhands.  The toppers and paper were freebies with a magazine a couple of years ago, I just added silver Mirri card and glitter lace.


Cardstock - white 5" card blank, white, silver Mirri snippet
Paper and Topper - Kraftyhands freebie with magazine
Dies - QuicKutz Nesting Circles
Adhesives - ds tape, ds foam tape, Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - snippet of silver glitter ribbon, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Crafting Musketeers Challenge 30 - Christmas + Ribbon
Winter Wonderland - Christmas + Ribbon
Mod Squad - Winter + Die
Crafty Catz Challenge 297 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Thank You


Cardstock - white card blank
Paper - Cre8tiv Vintage Stack Of Cards
Adhesives - Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue, Ranger Glossy Accents, glue dot
Other - wide pink lace, white lace flower, pink paper flower, pearl flower centre, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Inspired By Stamping IBSIC 99 - Flowers
Crafty Catz Challenge 297 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 5 October 2015

Autumn Owl

An Autumn themed card with a cute little Sweet n Sassy owl called Opal.  This is a true snippets card using three strips of the patterned paper, the joins hidden by the lace trim, and Opal Owl printed on a snippet of Xpress-it card . . . trying to use up more of my bits and pieces before buying more (as if  : )


Cardstock - kraft card blank, Xpress-it blending card snippet
Paper - My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose snippets
Digital Stamp - Sweet n Sassy Stamps Opal Owl
Markers - Bic Mark-it Tiki Hut Tan, Woody Brown, Honey Brown, Harvest Orange
Tools - Cutter-bee scissors
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Ranger Glossy Accents
Other - sentiment sticker, green lace trim

Challenges:
Scrap & Craft Challenge 14 - Colours of Autumn
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Autumn Is In The Air
Simon Says Stamp - World Cardmaking Day
Scrapbook Blessings Club October Challenge - Anything Goes + Digi (opt)

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Pink Blossom

A simple birthday card using up a few snippets of paper and cardstock.


Cardstock - brown card blank, Rosie's Studio textured Blush and Cocoa snippets
Paper - snippet from a Cre8tiv mini stack
Embossing Folder - Portacraft 
Stamp - Stampin' Up Mixed Bunch
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Fiskars compact stamp press, Stampin' Up Blossom Punch
Adhesives - ds tape, glue dots, Ranger Glossy Accents
Other - copper jewellery-making bit, sentiment sticker coloured with Bic Mark-it Honey Brown

Challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Take your Pick ~ Embossing
Simon Says Stamp - World Cardmaking Day
Crafts Galore Encore - Make a Card

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Lace and Pearls


Cardstock - 6" white card blank, Rosie's Studio textured Lagoon + snippets for flower and butterfly
Paper - Kaisercraft Blue Bay + snippets for flower and butterfly
Dies - Sizzix Stampin' Up Blossom Party, HOTP Paper Artist 12 Flower frenzy (flourish)
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Sullivans butterfly punch
Adhesives - ds tape, glue dots, Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue
Other - white crochet lace, Kaisercraft Ice Blue paper flower, white pearl flower centre, white pearls, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - World Cardmaking Day
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Pink Apothecary Art


Cardstock - 5" white card blank, white snippets
Paper - Couture Creations Damask Delight
Stamp - Stampin' Up Apothecary Art
Ink - Memento Rose Bud
Dies - Sizzix Stampin' Up Labels Collection framelits
Embossing Folder - Craft Concepts Budding Vine
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Fiskars compact stamp press
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue
Other - sentiment sticker, gold rhinestones

 Challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Take your Pick ~ Embossing
Simon Says Stamp - World Cardmaking Day
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Old Jalopy


Cardstock - 5" black card blank, kraft, black
Paper - Kaisercraft Base Coat
Dies - Spellbinders Labels Eighteen
Embossing Folder - Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture Trades Artful Muse Set-Old Jalopy
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Cutter-bee scissirs, sponge dauber
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Tombow mono multi liquid glue
Other - sentiment sticker, Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - World Cardmaking Day
Papertake Weekly - Take your Pick ~ Embossing
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
DL.Art Thankful Thursday October Linky Party

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Owl Birthday


Cardstock - 5" cream card blank, Rosie's Studio textured Lagoon and Paradise, black
Paper - Prima Believe
Dies - Taylored Expressions Hoot Hoot Hooray (branch), Sizzix Tim Holtz Labels
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Stampin' Up Owl Builder Punch
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue
Other - sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Mod Squad - Anything with Wings

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Purple Butterflies

I've been stamping and colouring a few butterflies lately so need to use them up on cards.

Cardstock - 5" black card blank, black, Rosie's Studio textured Iris
Stamp - Hero Arts Antique Engravings
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers - Bic Mark-it Polynesian Purple, Copic V09 Violet
Die - Sizzix Tim Holtz Labels
Embossing Folder - freebie with magazine
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Fiskars compact stamp press, Cutter-bee scissors
Adhesives - Tombow Mono Mult liquid glue, foam tape
Other - sentiment sticker, Kaisercraft Lilac rhinestones

Challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Take your Pick ~ Embossing

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Vintage Santa

My first Christmas card for the year, a vintage style Santa postcard with some added lace and greenery.


Cardstock - red card blank
Topper - freebie with magazine
Dies - Dee's Distinctively Wreath Builder, Crealies Creative Flowers, MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - glue dots, Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue
Other - white crochet lace, gold rhinestone

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Butterflies

This butterfly card is a last minute entry for A Blog Named Hero.  The larger Stampendous butterfly was cut with a die, The smaller Hero Arts butterfly stamp does have a matching die, but I don't have it so just fussy cut with scissors.


Oops, forgot to go round edges with black marker.

Cardstock - 6" white card blank, Cre8tiv textured cream, Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, white
Stamps - Hero Arts Antique Engravings, Stampendous Pen Pattern Butterflies
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Tim Holtz Scattered Straw and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks
Embossing Folder - Mpress Spring Drop Collection
Die - Stampendous Butterflies Die Cut Set
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Fiskars compact stamp press, sponge daubers
Adhesives - Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue, foam tape
Other - sentiment sticker, clear rhinestones coloured with Copic BG09 Blue Green

Challenges:
A Blog Named Hero - Die cutting
Papertake Weekly - Take your Pick ~ Embossing, Distress Inks
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - No Designer Paper

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 28 September 2015

Mixed Bunch Mini-Notes

A simple set of mini notecards (great for gift cards or thank you notes) using Stampin' Up Mixed Bunch stamp set and coordinating punch.  Now that I have my new envelope punch board I can make little bitty envelopes to go with them instead of buying the card/envelope packs.


Cardstock - white, Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana
Stamp - Stampin' Up Mixed Bunch
Ink - Memento Teal Zeal
Tools - Fiskars compact stamp press, Stampin' Up Blossom Punch
Adhesives - ds tape, Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue
Other - Couture Creations rhinestones

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - No Designer Paper

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Birthday Banners

A simple masculine card in Autumn colours using Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Banner Flags along with the string and bows from Simon Says Party Banner, a perfect combo.  For me simple is best for male cards especially if you have suitable dies and embossing folders etc.  I have plenty so no real challenge for me to create those manly cards  : )


Cardstock - 5" square white card blank, Cre8tiv textured dark brown, kraft
Paper - a Cre8tiv mini stack
Dies - Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Banner Flags, Simon Says Party Banner
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - ds tape, ds sticky sheet, Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue
Other - latte pearls

Challenges:
Poppy Stamps Challenge 12 - Autumn Splendour
Our Creative Corner - Shades Of Autumn

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Apothecary Art . . . Again


Cardstock - 5" white card blank, kraft, Xpress-it blending card, Rosie's Studio textured Paradise
Paper - Prima Believe, Kaisercraft Madame Boutique
Stamp - Stampin' Up Apothecary Art
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Markers - Copic B000 Pale Porcelain Blue, E29 Burnt Umber
Dies - Sizzix Stampin' Up Labels Collection framelits
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape
Other - copper rhinestones, silver sentiment sticker coloured with Copic E29

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Prima Butterfly

This card is made up of a few bits and pieces laying around.  The embossed background was inked with Antique Linen (I think) distress ink ages ago and I've had the Prima butterfly for a long time not knowing what to do with the ugly thing it. I prettied up the background with Tumbled Glass distress ink and a doily for the butterfly to sit on.  At least it has pretty sparkly sequins on the wings  : )


Cardstock - kraft card blank, white
Embossing Folder - Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture Fades Checkerboard
Ink - Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Ranger Inkssentials blending tool
Adhesives - Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue, foam tape, Ranger Glossy Accents
Other - Prima Butterfly Kiss Botanical, doily, Krafters Korner Craft Topper sentiment

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - No Designer Paper

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Lilac Butterfly


Cardstock - 6" square white card blank, white
Paper - Crafty Individuals Shades of Summer
Stamps - Stampendous Butterfly Trio with matching die, Stampin' Up Label Love
Ink - Memento Lulu Lavender  
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Stampin' Up Artisan Label punch, Fiskars compact stamp press, sponge dauber
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue
Other - mauve ribbon trim, large white pearls, pearls

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

The Owl And The Pussycat


Cardstock - 6" white card blank, kraft, black, white, Cre8tiv textured dark brown, Rosie's Studio textured Carrot
Paper - a Cre8tiv mini stack
Dies - Poppy Stamps Clever Owl and Large Curious Cat, QuicKutz Nesting Circles (eye whites) and Nesting Scallops (orange eyes), MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals (leaves for wings)
Embossing Folder - Sizzix Stampin' Up Delicate Designs
Tools - Sizix Big Shot, bone folder (to burnish flat the bevelled edges of the cat die-cut as it was facing the wrong way IYKWIM)
Adhesives -  ds tape, foam tape, Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue
Other - sentiment sticker, gold rhinestone


Challenges:
Poppy Stamps Challenge 12 - Autumn Splendour
Our Creative Corner - Shades Of Autumn
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Fall Colours

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny