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Saturday, 31 October 2015

The Potting Shed

Good morning to all you lovely crafting companions out there, and a Happy Halloween! I hope you are managing to fit in some crafting this weekend?

Tomorrow our Sheena is on our screens again at 9am, 1pm and again 9pm on Create and Craft showcasing her wonderful Man's Best Friend and It's a Perfect day Stamps and stencils, remember the Victorian Walk stencil, isn't that to die for, absolutely gorgeous. I do hope you can manage to tune into at least one of the shows.

I had the It's a Perfect Day set sent to me to work on and I have been showing you a few creations from these and today is no exception, I am showing you my little potting shed!

As the shed stamp only shows half a shed I though about reversing the stamp to make a whole shed that may be tucked away down the bottom of the garden behind trees and bushes, you get  the picture I hope, well this was my take on this.

I made a gate-fold card,  stamped the shed on the one side then to reverse it you stamp the shed onto your craft sheet of Glass mat then lay the card over the top carefully and press down this should hopefully give you an impression of the stamp, I had to paint some of mine in as it did not pick it all up but its a good trick to learn. Around this I added some of the stencils with the bushes and hanging branches , the bottom bushes I stamped twice with the second time heat embossing with Gold embossing powder. I then die cut and coloured some Ivy to hang from the branches and to add some 3D to the card.

Now for the inside I first matted and layered up with Black & White card, for the back I painted the inside of a shed, i.e. the shelves and die cut and coloured loads of the little pots you get in the stamp set and placed them randomly on the 'shelves'.  On the floor I added a Plough from Sheena's last Garden stamp set and the Watering Can which I had painted and then glazed to make it look a bit like the galvanized Watering cans.

For the side panels I coloured in with the same colour as the shed from the Aquatints and stamped the sentiments you get with these stamps.

The whole card was then matted and layered onto some Black card, Gold card and finally more Black card that I had embossed before adhering it to the base card.

I hope you like it? Don't forget to tune into the shows on Create and Craft tomorrow at 9am, 1pm, and 9pm.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. wonderful card , so perfect for the men, xxx

  2. Hi Jacquie, what a brilliant card. Love the idea of opening the doors to reveal more. A great"man's card". Janice xxx

  3. Fantastic card Jacquie, the shed front is fab but once you open it OMG what a surprise, just stunning. Hugs Jennifer xx

  4. This is so creative and fun Jacquie!! Great job with using this set of stamps. I LOVE your gate fold card ... and anyone who gardens would love to get this. xx

  5. It' a lovely card and idea I have never made a gatefold card I really must try Hope to catch at least one of the shows

  6. very nice"
    "- what is the ghost's favorite fruit?
    - the BOO-berries :)
    Happy Halloween!!!"

  7. Jacquie!!!
    I don't know what's happened, why haven't I been logging on to you??
    Well, I've obviously lost a week or so, but I've gone back and all the cards have been stupendous. I love todays and I'm sorry that I've been AWOL.
    Maureen xxx

  8. Hey Jacquie! Just popped my head in to say thanks so much for all of the kind comments you left for me while I was away, you are so sweet! I am mostly all settled in now and finally able to take some time to visit my favourite blogs!! Looking forward to all of your Christmas creations this season! Take care and I will see you again soon. hugs :)

  9. Hi Jacquie,
    what a brilliant card, and a very lovely design too.
    Wonderful use of some beautiful techniques.
    I love the inside too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Hi Jacquie
    Super card. The front looks so Autumnal with the colours you have chosen. Smashing!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x


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