Tuesday, 31 January 2012

B is for Buttons and Bows.

My second alpha tag. The main stamp is from Kanban and is coloured with Promarkers. The background button and buttonhole stamps are Anna Griffin as is the ribbon punch. The background stamps were embossed with clear ep then the tag was rubbed on a craft mat in misted DI Dusty Concorde, Old Paper and Milled Lavender. The sentiment is done with the Xyron runner.
Jen x

Sunday, 29 January 2012

CD Sunday - Tag You're It

I have used Pam Lefors "Always in My Heart" papers and embellishments for this weeks 8 by 8 card. The sentiment is from JS Patience Strong CD and says
Make a quiet corner in your thinking
Admitting only thoughts that heal and bless
Make a pool of silence in the turmoil
Where you can gather peace and happiness.

Thanks for coming by to my blog all the comments you leave are much appreciated.
Jen x

Friday, 27 January 2012

On Our Travels with Darcy's Post Card Challenge - China

I was waiting to see a programme on tv and the previous show was on so was thinking about my postcard, as you do. I started to watch because it was about the restoration of Qianlong Garden in Beijing's Forbidden City. One of the men involved in the work traveled from his home in Anhui Province. They showed the most wonderful mountain views and these were my inspiration. I got out the brayer and had a go, it does not do justice to the original but I had fun trying. I used a big and juicy ink pad "Mountain Meadow" on glossy card stock. I added some pine and bamboo in the foreground, stamped with Stazon. The pine is a Sheena Douglas stamp and the bamboo from Kodomo Inc. I could not bear to put a bike on the picture so it is on the reverse side of the postcard this week. Below is the page in my book, work in progress, the papers are from Serif "Oriental" digi kit.


Thursday, 26 January 2012

Dragon's Dream TIO # 108 - The Beach

Not sure what has happened in my crafty world but I got the paint out for this one!!!! Not my usual thing. John and I go to Hayling Island lots and there are row upon row of beach huts and of course seagulls. I wanted to try and capture the profusion of huts and colour and birds. May not have managed it but had fun. The beach hut stamp is from Crafty Individuals and was stamped with Eco paints. The birds are Chocolate Baroque and were stamped with Stazon and a bit of white acrylic added. Thank you for coming to have a look , all your comments are greatly appreciated.
Jen x

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 189 - Burn's Night

Time to celebrate Burn's Night. Could not resist using this wonderful piper image from "Hogmanay" by Digilicious to make this square card which I compiled in Craft Artist. Do come over and join us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog and let us see your Scottish themed projects.
Jen x

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Alphabet Tags- A is for Alice

I am making an alphabet tag book, no book yet but my first tag is A is for Alice. The stamp is from The Artistic stamper and was stamped on a background of Eco acrylic paints.
Thank you for taking a look any comments you leave are much appreciated.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

CD Sunday - Zodiac

Once again I have turned to JS Card Maker's Year for my image and backing paper. I still find this such a useful CD. I went for Zodiac sign Scorpio. I matted and layered on gold mirri card and the backing paper on the bottom layer was edged with a Martha Stewart punch. This is a 5 by 7 card. Thank you for coming to look all your comments are much appreciated.
Jen x

Friday, 20 January 2012

On Our Travels with Darcy's Post Card Challenge - Brazil

This is such fun, after a very long ride from Austria to Spain and feeling a little saddle sore, the duo get a rest as they travel on a freight ship to Brazil. Once in Brazil what is more fun than a Carnival. My inspiration came from a digi kit from "The Studio" called Masquerade. I used the papers and elements to design the paper for the page of my book. I then created my postcard to echo the colours and style. The background is a variety of DI on glossy card. I then used a number of stamps, some embossed in gold, to build up the scene. Finally I added my face mask which I stamped on shrink plastic and my bike charm. The message to Jim ends with the confession that one of them is missing him very much.

Crafty Ann's Challenge # 57 What's New Pussy Cat

What is new for me is this lovely "Sweet Sage" digikit from Crafty Ann. I used it to make an 8 by 8 card. Hope you will join us over at Crafty Ann's Challenge blog and show us something new for you.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 188 - The Year of the Dragon

It is Chinese New Year and this is the Year of the Dragon. My dragon is a stamp from Stampscapes and It was stamped with Versamark and embossed in gold ep. The backing paper is from my stash. The symbol is from Pinflair and I hope it says Good Luck. Do join us over at Rainbow Lady's to see the creations from the rest of the Design Team and let us have your dragon contribution.
Jen x

Monday, 16 January 2012

CD Sunday - Enchantment

My CD element is the Sleeping Beauty topper which comes from Joanna Sheen's Card Makers Year. I coloured it with Promarkers and distressed the edges with DI Vintage Photo. The backing paper is from DCWV scrapbook papers Once Upon A Time. Thank you for having a look, all your comments are greatly appreciated.
Jen x

Friday, 13 January 2012

On Our Travels with Darcy's Post Card Challenge - Spain

A very long ride from Austria to Spain on a motor cycle and quite a temperature change. My postcard from sunny Spain is a guitar stamp from "Classical Instruments" The Stamp Man. The dancer tag is from my stash. The DIs used are Wild Honey and Barn Door. Hope you are enjoying the journey as much as I am and thank you for stopping here. All your comments are much appreciated.
Have got my journal for storing the post cards started so here is the page for Spain.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 187 - The Many Faces of Women

Love these photos of my daughter Becky and combined them with papers and elements from Pam Lefors kit "Ellen" to create this 12 by 12 scrapbook page. I hope you will join in with Rainbow Lady's challenge this week and let us see your take on the many faces of women.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

On Our Travels with Darcy's Post Card Challenge - Austria

Week 1 and Austria with On our Travels with Darcy's Post Card Challenge over at Art-and-Sole blog. My postcard is from a couple writing back to a biking friend who was supposed to be on the trip but who has broken his leg. Motor cycling round different countries is such fun so here we go. The card itself is an old map of Austria with a stamp of the bike "Cruising" from Stamps Happen. Thanks for coming to look, any comments you leave are much appreciated. You can take a look at other adventure over at Darcy's Art-and-Sole blog

Monday, 9 January 2012

CD Sunday - Sea Life

I used Pattern Sourcebook: Japanese Style CD for my backing paper. The Sea life are die cut and embossed with a Spellbinders die and attached with foam. Thank you for stopping by, any comments you leave are much appreciated.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Crafty Ann's Challenge # 56 - Hot Colours

Welcome to a new year of challenges at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog. There are some super challenges ahead so I do hope you will join us. As a change from the winter gloom this week e are designing using hot colours. My 6 by 6 card was designed in MCS using Crafty Ann's Metallic papers and frame and Abstracts Magenta papers.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

CD Sunday - O is for Oylmpics

Looking forward to the Olympics so my homage is a 6 by 6 card. The background flag is printed from a Serif kit "British Street Party" and the London scene overlay is from the Paddington CD "Paddington's Day Out". I have misplaced my new stamp set with the Olympic rings on so had to improve and cut these with two punches.The ticket is from my stash, bought in Canada. Thank you for stopping by to look, all your comments are much appreciated.

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 186

Welcome to the first challenge of the year over at Rainbow Lady's challenge blog. Do pop over and look at the other designs and I hope you will feel inspired to join us. My card is a 6 by 6 and was created using backing papers and embellishments from "Hogmanay" a digikit from Booland Designs. Here's wishing you all the very best for 2012 and happy crafting.