Wednesday 28 December 2011

Christmas Wishes Husband ...

As promised this is my final Christmas card posting for 2011 which I made for my wonderful Husband.
Computer generated sentiment with 'Husband' Gold embossed from CC Designs 
which I won earlier this year.
Don't forget there is only a few more days to enter the
Joanna Sheen Challenge which is open to non-blog holders too!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my followers and crafty friends a very 
Happy & Healthy new year.  Thank you soooo very much for all your support over 2011.
Take care, Jane x

Tuesday 20 December 2011

Gorjuss Christmas ...

As promised this is my Daughter's Christmas card this year and I have managed a bit of 
masking for this one and I am really pleased with the result.  
Really loving red and green again, also that gorgeous pine cone die again!
Not sure you can see it clearly but the red rafia sticking out of the top left of the card is a tiny
tag with 'Daughter' heat embossed in silver on it for a personal touch.
I am entering this card in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge; 'Celebrations'  
as my third and final entry.
Thank you for taking a peek and any comments/questions you wish to leave.
I will post my Hubby's card in the coming days as my final Christmas card posting.
Take care everyone, wherever you are, love Jane x

Saturday 17 December 2011

Have a Magical Christmas Son ...

Finally finishing my nearest & dearest Christmas cards, as the title suggests this one is for my Son.
I have used this stamp many times but I just thought my pine cone die works brilliantly with it!
Besides my colouring has come along way since then especially red
which I have always found not to my liking but this one I am pleased with.
The stamp is an Elyzbells one but sadly they shut down some time ago.
Coloured in the usual way so I won't detail that.
Sizzix Pine Cone covered with Diamond Dust.
Sentiments are CC Designs & Adorables (as before).
I am entering this card in the Passion for Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge which is 'Celebrations'
Thank you for your visiting my blog
Love Jane x

Thursday 15 December 2011

Vintage Santa ... (Joanna Sheen DT Card)

Another DT card today which I made for the Joanna Sheen Challenge this month.
On my first card I coloured Santa in traditional colours but the more I did 
I realised what a wonderful warming face he had and decided to go vintage.  
Just goes to show this stamp suits both traditional and modern.
Stamped little santa onto white cardstock and coloured with a combination of Promarkers, 
Flexmarkers and Prismacolors.
Cream cardstock for the backing which has been distressed with TH ink.
Sentiment is also from the stamp set.
Some seam binding, twine, pearls, charm, buttons & cheesecloth from my stash.
The fir cone is a favourite of mine right now available here
All finished off with some hand stitching as my regular followers would expect!
I have been asked about my snow effects on previous cards and it is really rather simply.
Colour your image as you wish, dot over the image and background with a white gel pen.
Finally using Liquid Pearls dot over your work once again, leave to dry.
For the frosted pine cones or flowers as previously, 
pva your work and then add Twinklets Diamond Dust.
Loving all the entries so far on the challenge, some amazing work and there is still time
to enter and win some fabulous prizes.
We also have some weekly blog candy available starting with these fab goodies

All we ask is for you to become a follower of the 
Joanna Sheen Challenge blog and leave a comment
hurry because the first draw will end at 8pm today, Thursday 15th December
 and the winner of the candy will be chosen by and will be
 announced on Friday 16th December. 
The winner of the Blog Candy will have 7 days to claim their prize as they 
will not be contacted - it will be up to you to pop back and check if you have won!
New candy will be posted on Saturday 17th December.
Good luck, take care Jane x

Sunday 11 December 2011

Sending you love ...

Just a quick post from me today as I am busy busy bee!   
 I have made this card for my children to give to their grandparents this Christmas 
and I have used those fab free papers once again on this creation.
Gorgeous flowers covered in Twinklets Diamond Dust for a frosty feel.
I am entering this card in the Forever Friends Challenge which is 'Roses are Red'
Just a quick reminder too of the fab blog candy available on the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog.  
There will be weekly candy available so don't delay pop on over and enter.  

Thanks for popping by, 
I do hope you are all coming to the end if not finished making your Christmas cards,
 like me just need to be posted now!
Take care, Jane x

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Gorjuss Magical Christmas ...

I have a Gorjuss stamp for you today, in more ways than one.  
This little sweetie is called 'Bear Skin' and I have been playing about with red 
Promarkers for this one, something I don't normally have much luck with!
I was inspired by the free papers in latest issue of 
Cardmaking & Papercraft called 'Berry Merry' designed by Jennifer Ellory.
The turquoise with the red looks fabulous, not something I would have put together myself 
to be honest but this particular paper is my favourite from the stylish designs.
I have also die cut some flowers from red felt using the Die-namics Prima Donna Petals and 
then punched some buttons out of matching papers and added to the centres.
The sentiment is one of many from the Adorables range of stamps that I spoke about on my last post. 
This particular one is from the 'Caring' Set.
I am entering this creation into the 'Passion for Promarkers' challenge which is 'Celebrations'
Thanks for popping by and your lovely comments on my last post,
take care, Jane x

Monday 5 December 2011

Waiting for Christmas ...

Just a quick little card from me today using the Adorables range by Jayne Nesterenko.
I purchased the complete set last year and as the name suggests they are just adorable!
Such an innocent quality about them don't you think?
Pretty simple this one but I am rather pleased with the results.  
Alittle bit of distressing, colouring and some ribbon & lace.
Can you believe it a card by me without any stitching, don't worry it won't last long!!!!
Thanks for popping by, take care Jane x

Thursday 1 December 2011

Sending you Love this Christmas (Joanna Sheen DT Card) ...

Hello everyone and welcome to my first DT card for the
 Joanna Sheen Challenge blog which has launched today!
First Challenge nice and easy which is 'Christmas Wishes' 
I have used this gorgeous little santa from the Giordano Rubber Stamp collection,
such a warming face but cute with it don't you think?
Immediately I felt he would be super decoupaged and nice and easy to cut out too!
Onto the receipe; holly backing paper is Dovecraft 6x6 designer paper titled contemporary Christmas;
musical paper was free with a magazine over the past few months, the brand is
HOTP titled forever Christmas;  
Coloured using a combination of Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Prismacolor.
Holly die is TH Alteration; White card is Elegance Satin; buttons, bow, pearls from my stash;
Sentiment is also from the rubber stamp kit.
Finished off with liquid pearls and liquid applique.
If you regularly follower my blog you will already know I love hand stitching and I have
made it look like little old santa has skated the word 'love' in the ice beneath him using
a Bazzill stitch template!
Now we would love for you to join the challenge too, looking forward to seeing all the talent there is and
the fabulous prize is a £30 gift voucher for Joanna Sheens store, wow!

Now if you joined us for the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog hop to win some fabulous ribbons,
well the winner of my prize goes to ....

Lainey; who said 'Good luck with the JS Challenge blog.  
Love your blog, will pop back and become a follower when I have finished hopping!

Congratulations Elaine, please contact me with your details to claim your prize.

Make sure you check out the other DT members blogs to see if you have won!
Welcome to all my new followers and thank you so much for your lovely comments,
especially about my little westie Lizzie!
Love Jane x