Sunday, 26 February 2012

CD Sunday Challenge - Recycling

Welcome to the CD Sunday challenge, I have enjoyed my month with the design team, do go and have a look at their wonderful creations and join us for Recycling. For my A5 card I have used a Kraft card as the base. Layered on that is a torn  piece of brown paper that came as packaging which I distressed using Bundled Sage Distress Stain and a page torn from an old book which I distressed with DI Dusty Concorde. I stamped and embossed some swirls in gold to tie things together. The topper is from Sheens Douglas's new paint Fusion CD. I added a little more distressing and a ribbon. Think this Cd will become a favourite of mine.
Jen x

Friday, 24 February 2012

On Our Travels with Darcy's Postcard Challenge- Cuba

This week we are in Cuba. I have never been there but it is on my list, want to dance Salsa there. The music from Buena Vista Social Club is popular in our house. On looking at photos from Cuba while researching it seemed that advertising by painting on walls was popular so that is my theme. My music man is a stamp from Urban Snap Shots and he is stamped in black Stazon onto glossy card that was stamped prior to that with music from Happen Stamps which was embossed with clear embossing powder. I used a brick stamp from Hobby Art to create my background wall. The distressing is with DI Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.
I created my book page in Serif's Craft Artist using a background paper from Vintaj and images from cigar adverts I found on the internet. On the pocket is the crest of Cuba.
Thank you all for your kind comments. I am so enjoying looking at all your cards and reading your stories. You are all so talented.
Jen x

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 193 - Dog Appreciation Day

This beautiful dog belongs to a dear friend and I could not resist doing a scrapbook page of him. I worked in craft Artist and used papers and elements from a kit by Digilicious Designs called "Rocky". The kit is all about cats really but this blue just suited the lovely chocolate colour of the dog I thought. Do join us this week and let us see your dog projects.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

CD Sunday - Wings and Legs

Over at CD Sunday this weeks challenge is Wings and Legs, lots of chance here to use a variety of CDs. I have used an image from Crafter's Companion Fairyopolis CD, the lovely snowdrop fairy. This is a 12 by 12 scrapbook page designed in Craft Artsit using a digikit from Monika Designs called Blue Sensation. Do pop over to the CD Sunday challenge blog and see the lovely designs by the DT and I hope you will feel inspired to join in this week.
Jen x

Friday, 17 February 2012

Crafty Ann's Challenge # 59 - Bold and Bright

The daffodils are trying to bloom and this topper from Crafty Ann together with this paper from her Funky collection, I think, look wonderfully bright and cheery. Do have a look at the designs from Ann and the rest of the design team over at Crafty Ann's challenge blog and join us with your version of bold and bright.
Jen x

On Our Travels With Darcy's Post Card Challenge - Wales

As I am from a mining town, a Cumbrian not a Welsh one, I had to include the black hills that once marked the landscape of such towns.  I have been a Rugby fan all my life so what else but a Rugby player, all be it a young one, in his Welsh shirt.To finish off my card I could not believe it when I found this stamp in my collection from many many years ago. My book page was created in Craft Artist.

Thank you so much all of you who have come along and looked at my postcards and been kind enough to leave a comment.
Jen x

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 192 - The Magic of Mardi Gras

Welcome to Rainbow Lady's challenge Mardi Gras. For my A5 card I have used papers and elements from the digikit "Masquerade" by Feli Designs and SKrapper Digitals from Studio Designs . I designed in Craft Artist first the background paper which I added to black card stock then the masks. Do pop over and have a look at the inspiring designs of other Design team members and join in the party by letting us see your project.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Dragon's Dream TIO #109 _ The Time Traveler's Wife

I based my tag on the story line from the book which has the Timetraveler moving in and out of his wife's life from childhood to old age. She has ignored his note advising her not to wait for him.
I first painted the tag with white acrylic paint then added the bride using packing tape to transfer the image. The stamps I used are from TJ Designs "Vintage Collage"  and from Avec. The clock is a rub on and the calender tape from Tim Holtz.
Thank you for stopping by, all your comments are much appreciated.
Jen x

Sunday, 12 February 2012

CD Sunday L is for ....

Welcome to CD Sunday again. my L is for Lilac and I have used the CD "From the Heart of the Garden" from Joanna Sheen. This CD features the work of Jane Shasky. It has some lovely backing papers as well as the beautiful images.
I simply mounted a backing paper, one edge punched with a Martha Stewart punch, and a topper onto silver mirri card. I added a ribbon and mounted the whole onto another piece of backing paper also mounted on mirri. Do have a look at the ideas from the lovely DT over at CD Sunday web site and join us.
I so enjoy working on scrapbook pages in Serif Craft Artist that I also did a page using the same topper. I used a digi kit from Booland Designs called Lilac Avenue and imported the topper as a photo.

Friday, 10 February 2012

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

This week we are in Belgium. I was researching it when I came across "The Folon Foundation". This is a wonderful park and centre outside of Brussels which houses the work of Jean Michel Folon. Some of the sculptures he has scattered about the park feature a gentleman in a raincoat and hat with or without an umberella. This caught my eye as it is an image used by Tim Holtz frequently. So here is my postcard in homage to Jean Michel Folon and Tim Holtz. I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder and one of his stamps. I coloured and added the rain with a water colour pencil in silver grey. Below is my page, the backing papers I made using marbling paint in water and as I cannot resist Belgian Chocolates I cut my title from printed paper covered in chocolates. Thank you all so much for the kind comments you leave, I am so enjoying seeing all your postcards and reading your stories. Jen x

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 191 - Have A Heart

This week over at Rainbow Lady's we are thinking Valentine's Day. I am very much enjoying importing kits from a various designers into Craft Artist and creating my cards there. This kit is called Razzleberry and is from Digilicious at The Studio. I have used it to make a 6 by 6 card. Hope you will take a look at what the talented members of the DT have produced this week and feel inspired to join in.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

CD Sunday - A La Mode

It is a pleasure to join the talented CD Sunday team as a guest again. This week they are sponsored and we have the lovely Shoes in Bloom CD to work with.
I love this multi layer topper and have mounted it on matching dark pink mirri card. I used the page curl and woven backing papers. I added three flowers that I made to match from flower heads and leaves in my stash.
Do take a look at the web site and let the team see your interpretation of A La Mode. Don't forget to use something from a CD in order to enter the draw.

Friday, 3 February 2012

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

Here we are in France. My postcard is a stamp from The Paris Collection by Darkroom Door. I stamped it with Stazon on glossy card then masked it and stamped text and crackle around the image. I added the colour with DInks Antique Linen, Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.
I used these same colours on my book page which I also stamped using more images from the Paris Collection. The flap of my page is a freebie from Free Vintage Digital Stamps. I added more colour to match it to my page.
So enjoying seeing every ones postcards and thank you all for your kind comments here on my blog.

Crafty Ann's Challenge # 58 - Love Is In The Air

For the background paper for my 6 by 6 card I used two of Crafty Ann's lovely red papers, one from the crinkle collection and one from the cobweb collection, and added an overlay and her silver frame. After mounting this on silver card I added my ribbon, charm, roses and glitter sentiment. This will be my valentine for someone special sssh!
Do have a look at Crafty Ann's challenge blog and the other DT cards and let us see your interpretation of Love is in the Air.
Jen x

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 190 Wear Red Day

My thanks this week to Free Digital Stamps Blog where I found my Lady in Red and the backing paper, thanks too to Janet for pointing me in their direction. The lace effect paper is from Pam Lefors and the jewels from scrap elements by Lena. I hope you will join us this week over at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog and let us see your interpretation of Wear Red Day.
Jen x