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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Happy 60th Birthday

Hello my crafting friends, I'm a little bit late with this post but better late than never right?! 

Today's card I have made for a work Colleague and friend who will be 60 next week, I love the vintage look so went for that kind of theme.

I started with my base card, I found some patterned papers that I had in my stash for quite some time which lead me to the colours Blue & Pink, I cut the papers to size and distressed the edges with some scissors then inked round the edge with relevant colours to the papers Tim Holtz Distress Inks Victorian Velvet & Peacock Feathers. On the Pink paper I stamped the sentiment from Crafters Companion Kimono range in two corners using Black Stazon Ink and matted the Blue paper on top at an angle so you could see the sentiments.

On another piece of patterned paper, this had a lovely wild rose on one edge which I kept and inked round the edge again with Victorian Velvet. I had two sheets of this one so I cut out the leaves from the other sheet and placed them on top of the leaves on this sheet for a bit of dimension.

I had the Tattered Lace Alphabet Bunting Die so I cut out the letters for her name and glued these on top of a thin strip of Blue Ribbon I had in my stash, I then glued this on top of some Rose Blue Ribbon that had that vintage look about it, I bought this ribbon from The Range. I liked the darker ribbon underneath as it showed up the letters of her name better. I placed this diagonally over the top piece of paper and glued it down on the back.
I curled the corner in the top left so I could fit a tag behind and stuck this down with Foam Tape, leaving a gap for the tag. I made a bow out of two pieces of ribbon, one Blue & one Pink and attached this at the bottom right corner above the rose image, on top of this I added three paper roses, one of White, Pink & Blue. I also cut out a Butterfly from one of the papers, added a tiny craft peg as its body and stuck this above the flowers.

 I made a tag out of White card, stamped it with Sheena Douglass Script Stamp then on top of that with one of the bird stamps from Crafters Companion Kimono range, I coloured the bird in with Spectrum Noir Pens Pink & Blue and inked round the edge with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. Underneath the bird I added the words 'Happy 60th Birthday', these I had typed up on my PC and cut out and stuck them onto the tag (sorry forgot to take a picture of this!) Through the hole in the top of the tag I added more of the thin blue ribbon and then placed the tag in the slot behind the curled corner of the card.

I painted the peg, edge of Butterfly wings  and edge of the flowers with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen Clear to add a tiny bit of bling and there you have the finished card.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Little Bird

Morning my crafting friends, hope today finds you all safe and well.

I have been having a little play again with a Perfect Partner set of Sheena Douglass Little Bird that I had never got round to using, believe me there are still stamps I have never used as yet lol! I am sure I am not alone in this. Anyway I am showing you the Little Birdy, he has become one of my favourites and I am sure I will use him again especially in a mixed media card.

I started by choosing a patterned paper, I chose this neutral coloured on with leaves on, I cannot remember what pad I got it from as I have had it in my stash for some time and no longer have the cover. I know I bought it from The Range, one of their 12 X 12 paper pads!
I matted this onto some Black Card then onto my base card. With a piece of Sheena White Stamping Card I painted it with Aquatints Bright & Beautiful using just the Green and Blue blending them together with a bit of water, I heat dried it then put it through Crafters Companion Textures Embossing Folder Wind, sorry I know you cannot see this as it is hidden in the layers, I should have taken a photo of it before layering lol!

On another piece of White Card I inked it up using the Joanna Sheen Stencil Plaid pattern with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire and Forest Moss, I then placed another Joanna Sheen Stencil Decorative Trellis over the top and in places spread Galleria Modelling Paste and left to dry. Once dry I inked over the raised areas with Forest Moss.

I stamped Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Birds of a Feather with Ground Espresso Distress Ink and coloured him in by painting with Distress Inks Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade to make him appear as a Blue Tit ( watch it Ang lol!), then die cut with Little Bird, I painted over the nest with Brushed Corduroy to add a different tone of colour between the branches and cut this out by hand, the die is only the little bird. 
I die cut  my flourish Sizzix Thinlits Graceful Flourish and coloured that in, I got a smaller flourish I had in my stash out of Black card and a little branch I had from my Spellbinders Cherry Blossom, I placed these at the bottom of my card so the bird and nest had something to sit on! Using Heartfelt Creations Regal Boarder & Pocket dies I cut the larger one out and placed it at the top of the card then added my little bird.
To finish I added some words that I had typed up on my PC and cut out, inking round the edge with Forest Moss Distress Ink.

I hope you like my bit of mixed media, I apologize for the layout, blogger is not playing nicely today and will not wrap the text round my images for some reason lol!

I would like to enter this into  as I think the world would be a worse place without our little feather friends and as Spring is the time when many birds are busy making their nests and homes in our gardens, I have three pairs of birds nesting in my conifers at the moment so I have told hubby he cannot trim them till Summer now lol!

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Monday, 25 April 2016

Sheena Douglass ODS Perfect Partners

Hello my crafting friends, good of you to pop by today. Now as some of you know Sheena Douglass has some One Day Special shows on Hochanda today at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm. Due tune in if you can and view the fabulous demonstrations and see the gorgeous creations by the other Design Team Members.

Today I am showing you a couple of cards I made for the shows.

My first is from Sheena Douglass Perfect Partner have a Wonderful Day, Mr Scarecrow, this was stamped, painted with Tim Holtz Distress Inks then embossed through the Sheena Douglass Embossing Folder Daisy Chain. I faux bleached the daisies then painted them with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picket Fence. I matted him up onto Black card then onto my base card that I had stamped with Sunflowers that come with the Scarecrow.

These stamps come from Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Fields of Gold set, there are five separate stamps on here with the grasses one I have stamped a couple of times to make a bigger field. These have all been coloured in with Aquablend Pencils then painted over with a damp paintbrush. i matted this onto Black Card and then onto the base card.

I hope you like them and if you are a fan of Sheena then please tune in to watch her wonderful shows on Hochanda.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Rusty the Squirrel

Hello my crafting friends, so good of you to join me today. I have another card to show you that I made for the Sheena Douglass ONE DAY SPECIAL  on Hochanda today 8pm and tomorrow at 7am, 9am, 12pm, 4pm and finally at 7pm. If you like Sheenas stamps and dies do take a look it showcasing her Perfect Partners Range. I know she will have some fabulous demos for you all.

This is one of my all time favourite Perfect Partners Die Acorn & Leaves & Little Acorn Stamp set, the dies are the little Acorn and leaves, the stamps are more leaves/acorns and the beautiful Mr Squirrel. I dedicate this one to Pamellia and all her family of Squirrels she has of late, I am sure she can give him a name lol!

I decided to just have him sitting on a bed of leaves so I made them Autumn colours as its my favourite season of the year. I have used Tim Holtz Distress Inks Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge, Forest Moss, Antique Linen, Ground Espresso and Squeezed lemonade to colour it all in using the colours as paints, for this you rub some of the colour from the pads onto your craft sheet/glass mat and use them as paints, do not go to the distress ink pads directly as paints, although they are water based you will water down the colour and they will be no good.
I used all these colour inks to paint the leaves, trying to get as natural look as possible on the colours.

For Mr Squirrel I painted him completely over with Antique Linen, followed by Ground Espresso then Rusty Hinge until I got him the shades I wanted, of course if you prefer a Grey Squirrel then you only have to change the colours!

I was very happy with how he turned out and I did not wish to lose any of the detail by trying to cut him out so I just fussy cut around him leaving the finest White boarder I could to show him off. I raised him up on the leaves so he stood out a bit more.

Around the edge of the card I stamped the Little Acorn and leaves, the Acorn I painted with the same three colours as Mr squirrel, the leaves I used a Spectrum Noir Aquablend Pencil in one of the Greens from the Naturals selection.
To complete the card I die cut a few leaves and a couple of Acorns, painted them then added them to opposite corner of the card as seen to add some definition.

I added the sentiment using Black Stazon ink, the sentiment comes in the stamp set, I think its such a beautiful sentiment.

I hope you like my card and please join in to view the shows to see all the beautiful creations from the rest of the Design Team.

I am entering this into  as for Earth Day I love all the beautiful wildlife that we have .

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Friday, 22 April 2016

Crafters Comapnion Aquablend One Day Special Hochanda 8pm

Hello my crafting friends so happy you have come to visit me today.  Crafters Companion have a One Day Special today starting at 8pm on Hochanda, tomorrow (Saturday) shows will be on at 7am, 9am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm showcasing their beautiful Aquablend Pencils,these really are lovely to work wit hand you don't need to put a lot on either. So if you love water colours but don't find it easy to paint with paints then these may be right up your street!

I was happy to be asked to do a couple of cards for their show so here are the cards I made, they were all coloured in with Aquablend pencils with just the added bit of Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle on the Hummingbird. I hope you like them?

The stamps were Sheena Douglass Little Bit Sketchy Tropical Nectar. Aquablend Pencils Primaries & Essentials

Stamps used: Sheena Douglass Little Bit Floral 'Floral Corners'. Aquablend Pencils Florals & Primaries

Stamps used: Sheena Douglass Little Bit Sketchy Laguna Surf & Endless Summer. Aquablend Pencils Naturals & Primaries

Do look in and see the wonderful demos from lovely Fiona and cards from the Design Team 

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The Country Life

Hello my crafting friends, cannot believe its been a week since I last posted, I am really sorry for my absence but I have been quite busy!

Now our lovely Sheena Douglass has a One Day Special on Hochanda 24th/25th April showcasing some 'old' but wonderful stamps so here is my first one to show you.

I decided I wanted to have an aperture on the front of the card so went the whole hog and did three layers!!!

I first cut my cards to size then with the Sheena White Stamping Card I embossed my Sheena Douglass Country Life Embossing Folder Loosestrife, I coloured this in with Tim Holtz Distress Inks Victorian Velvet & Crushed Olive then die cut the circle from the middle using the largest die from Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and put to one side, I then repeated this with the Sheena Black Card and base card going down a size with each die matching them up carefully.

On another piece of White Stamping card I drew the fields and hills with Spectrum Noir Aquablend Pencils then wet my paintbrush and painted with just water to release the beautiful colours in these water colour pencils. Once dry I stamped the Tractor from Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners The Country Life and coloured it in with Tim Holtz Distress Inks Rusty Hinge, Forest Moss and Hickory Smoke. On another piece of card I stamped the Loosestrife from the same stamp set, coloured it in with the Aquablend Pencil then cut it out and placed it at the bottom of the card. I then die cut the fence using Sheena Douglass Perfect Partner Fields of Gold 'The Country Fence' die. I painted this Brown with the Aquablend Pencils and placed it over the Loosestrife at the bottom of the card.

I stamped my sentiment from The Country Life using Black Stazon and inked round the edge with Victorian Velvet. To finish the card I painted over the loosestrife on the front  with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens Clear to add a little touch of sparkle. I then adhered the card together.

Please don't forget the shows and see what beautiful creations the rest of the Design Team have made.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Let it Snow Globe

Hello my crafting friends, hope today finds you safe and well?

I have a Christmas card to day that I do not think I have posted as yet, so I apologize if I have at any time lol!

This was quite a simple card. I had my base card, I measured two pieces of card, one Black and one White for matting and layering and put these to one side.

On another card I had die cut one of Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Christmas Ornaments (sorry cannot remember at the moment whether they were 2010 or 2011) but I had mounted it onto double sided adhesive paper ready to glitter up and emboss. This bauble was the backing paper of the self adhesive paper, a bit like wax paper but I thought it looked so pretty I did not want to throw it away so used it on here instead! So I cut a piece of Black card out just big enough to mount this onto, I placed this piece of card on top of the other Black & White card I had cut out and wrapped some Creative Expressions Vintage Scalloped Lace Cream around all three layers of card and secured it at the back. I then placed my wax paper bauble on the top.

In my stash I had these stamps but unfortunately I do not know who they were by I had them as a free gift with a Magazine a long time ago! The stamps, as you can see, were of a snow-globe and various stamps you could put inside the snow-globe so I used this village scene along with the words 'Let it Snow', I stamped them all with Versamark Ink Pad and heat embossed with Papermania Black Embossing Powder. I then placed this inside the wax bauble as seen.

There is the finished card, hope you like it?

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Monday, 11 April 2016


Hello my crafting friends, hope this finds you all well today. May I give a warm welcome to my newest follower Sid, welcome aboard Sid good to have you here.

Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments I had on my last post of the Bluebells, the other stamp that came with them was of Daffodils and this is what I made with these.

I started by stamping Sheena Douglass Floral Fantasy Daffodils one by one on a piece of Sheena's White Stamping Card and painting over each one with Pebeo Drawing Gum before stamping the next one. I hope this makes sense to you? I then painted over the whole card with Aquatints Bright & Beautiful using the Green & the Blue from the set, I brushed over with a damp brush to blend the two colours. I then removed the drawing gum.

With some Derwent Water Colour Pencils I coloured the flower stems then blended the colours with water. I did this with the flower heads too using two different shades of Yellow with one Orange, again blending the colours with water

Once this was dry I then coloured the flowers again with the water colour pencils adding depth and shading.

To finish the card I painted over the flower heads with a Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen this added just a little sparkle to the flowers.

I matted and layered it onto some Black Card then onto the Base card.

I hope you like the finished card.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Friday, 8 April 2016


Hello my crafting friends, great to have you with us today please do leave a comment so I know you have visited.
I would love to know what sort of craft some of you enjoy the most, is it card making, canvas, home decor? Or maybe sewing and knitting might be more your scene. Do you like Mixed media or vintage or maybe die cuts to messy crafting? Lots to think about but I would love to know, there is so much out there at the moment.

Well today is the last day of my school holidays for a while so although I have loved posting more often it will no doubt go back to 2 or 3 times a week as I wont have as much time to craft, oh how I would love to give up work and be able to craft all day lol!

Today's post I created using some of Sheena's older stamps, I am ashamed to say I have some that I have never got round to using yet and this Bluebell on is one of those, I must say I shall most definitely be using again.
I have always loved walking through the woods to see the Bluebells once they come out so this was my inspiration of that, they have always been one of my favourite flowers since I was a child and they bring back lots of happy childhood memories and they have the most gorgeous scent too lol!

I started with a piece of Sheena White Stamping card cut to size then I stamped Sheena Floral Fantasy Bluebells & Daffodils stamp just once with Black Stazon and painted over it with Pebeo Drawing Gum, once dry, which only takes a couple of minutes, I then proceeded to stamp the Bluebells twice more each time painting with drawing gum. So in all I stamped the Bluebells three times. I was happy with that amount but you could do more.

I then took the Yellows and Greens from the Aquatints Bright & Beautiful and Pastel sets and the Blue from the Pastel set. I painted the sky in with the Blue first followed by the Pastel Yellow, B & B Yellow, Pastel Green and finally the B & B Green at the bottom, I then brushed a wet paint brush over to blend the colours together and dry with a heat gun.

For the background I love this little stamp from Sheena's Perfect partners Enjoy the Silence, I have used this many times, as if you did not know already lol! I think its lovely for scenes as it shows perspective and depth of field. So I stamped the little trees on the hill in the background so the branches were over the sky area, this stamp gives a wide print of the ground area but as I still had the drawing gum on my Bluebells that did not matter as once the gum was removed the trees would be behind the Bluebells. I mixed a little Yellow & Green from the B & B set of Aquatints and painted over the trees lightly.

With a little of the Green from the Bright & Beautiful set I painted over the Grass stamp from Sheena's Enjoy The Silence stamp set and stamped the grasses in three places, one being right over to the left so it would look behind the Bluebells. If you find the Aquatint is too runny just clean the stamp then go over the stamped image again with no ink on the stamp and this removes some of the ink but leaves the image. 

Now I removed the Drawing Gum by rubbing it off gently a bit at a time making sure it was all off. I then mixed a little Green & Light Brown from Aquatints Landscape set to make a darker Green to paint the leaves of the Bluebells with, if you go over the edge of the stamp at all just faux bleach it with a little water and dab it dry with some kitchen towel straight away and this will remove the excess paint, this should work with Aquatints or Distress inks as they are both water based. I repainted the areas of the leaves I wanted to look a little darker to add some depth. I then took the Purple from the Bright & Beautiful set of aquatints and painted the flowers, I know they are 'Blue'bells and I could have painted them with the lovely Blue but real Bluebells are a more of Purple colour so I went with the Purple. I did paint over the top of the flower heads again to make them darker but I was not getting the depth I wanted so I then went over  the flowers with Spectrum Noir Professional Colouring Pencils just in the areas I wanted darkened, I was quite pleased with the results this gave.

To finish the card I added a sentiment from Creative Expressions John Lockwood Daisy Chain Elements stamp set along with the Happy Birthday sentiment from the same set with Black Stazon.

I mounted it onto Black Card then onto my base card, there you have the completed card. I hope you like it as much as I do?

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Friends like you are a Blessing

Morning my crafting friends, thank you for visiting me today it is much appreciated, please do leave a comment so I know you have been.

Now today is a Birthday of a Special Friend, none other than Sheena Douglass so HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHEENA!

This was the card I made especially for Sheena, I decided not to go the messy root but for a more Vintage one lol!

I had some pretty papers in my stash so I decided to use these, as the three papers I chose were of Pink & Green I kept the these colours.

I cut each sheet to size, distressed the edges of all three papers and inked around each one with coordinating Tim Holtz Distress Inks Victorian Velvet & Bundled Sage. I placed the Green paper onto my base card, this had a lovely script printed on it which is not that noticeable sorry! On top of this I placed the Wild Rose Hip paper with Foam Tape at an angle for interest.

The top Pink paper had a Bird cage with Wild Roses at the bottom so I kept these, as I had two sheets of each paper I cut out the bird cage from the other sheet and attached it on top of this one but slightly bowed. I rolled over the top corner and inked the underside with Victorian Velvet, underneath this I added some lovely Vintage Lace, I had bought from my local craft shop, across the paper and secured it on the back with Red Tape. I put Foam Tape on the back but leaving a little gap where the turned corner was.

I coloured some Cream Organza ribbon with Bundled Sage and left to dry. Once dry I made it into a fussy bow and attached it onto the paper along with three Green Paper Roses.

Above the lace ribbon I stamped a sentiment from Crafters Companion Kimono Lotus Flower and two little birds from Crafters Companion Kimono Butterfly Silk with Black Stazon.

I made a tag by cutting some Kraft Card to a tag shape, I covered it with some of the off cut from the Green paper, I stamped the bird from Crafters Companion Kimono Porcelain with Black Stazon then coloured it using Aquatint markers.

The words I typed up on my PC cut out and inked round the edge with Victorian Velvet and placed them on the tag as seen. I made a hole at the top and put a thin pieced of Pink Ribbon through it. This little tag then fits perfectly in the gap at the top of the card.

I hope you like my Vintage style card and thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Beauty Comes From Within Canvas

Hello my crafting friends, did you manage to view our Sheena on Hochanda last night? If not she is on today at 7am, 9am, 12 noon, 4pm and again at 7pm so plenty of opportunity to tune in if you wish. The design team have made some stunning samples so do please go and take a look

Here is the canvas that I did with the 'Butterfly Torn' stamp...

                                                                         close up!

I first covered my canvas with Galleria Modelling Paste and combed through to make the lines, this is one technique I stealed from the lovely and beautiful talented Pamellia which you can view HERE, not only have I stolen the comb technique but also the painting of the background, I so love Pamellias designs and creations and I loved this background so decided to give it a go not really knowing where it would lead! For my colouring I used Aquatints Blue from Landscape and Black from Essentials. I made sure I painted round the edges of the canvas too!!!

On some card I stamped the Butterfly Torn stamp and cut it out by hand then painted it in with Distress Inks, I put this to one side.

I stamped more of the Butterflies onto some card and painted each one with Pebeo Iridescent Paints as I knew this would show the lovely glisten and shine of the colours. I hand cut each one out and placed to one side.

In my stash I had this die cut of Sissix Tim Holtz Alterations Frameworks so I placed this onto my canvas on the left hand side vertically then placed my cut out Butterfly Torn piece on the bottom. I stuck my Butterflies down as if they were flying out of the dark hole into Freedom, showing their beautiful colours as they went, hence the sentiment 'Beauty comes from Within' which is one of the sentiments that come with the stamps. I placed this in the bottom right corner and there is the finished canvas. I do hope you like it and a Special Thank You to Pamellia for all her inspiration, go and check out her wonderful blog if you have not already done so its

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Monday, 4 April 2016

Golden Butterflies

Hello my crafting friends, thank you for joining me today, I hope this finds you all well? A second helping from me today!!!

I have had a little play again, once again small scale lol! I took a piece of card and put Galleria Modelling Paste through Sheena Douglass Gaphics Stencil and left to dry. Once dry I spread out Aquatints Bright & Beautiful Blue, Green & Yellow along the top of the card and let the colours run down into the grooves and over each other then spritz with water and left to dry.

Once dry I stamped the fancy frame from Crafters Companion Textures Element Splats and Accessories Set 1 using Black Stazon in the center part of the card. In the middle of the frame I stamped a sentiment from Crafters Companion Kimono Porcelain stamp set, I only used half of the sentiment stamp. 

Over the raised pasted stencil pattern I rubbed some Gold Gilding Wax over and around the edges of the card, I then matted and layered it onto some textured Gold Miri card and a White base card. Using some of the same Gold Miri card I die cut the two Butterflies from the Crafters Companion Kimono Range and attached these onto the card as seen.

A small but rather quick and simple little card that could do for a number of occasions.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxxx


Hello all crafters, those of you who love messy crafting and all Sheena will be pleased to know she has some shows over the next day in a One Day Wonder on Hochanda starting at 8pm tonight. This is showcasing her new stamps titled 'TORN'.

Here are a few samples I have made using these stamps as well as stamps from previous collections of Sheena.

The first one shows her 'Torn Clematis' I have used it along with her Little Bit Sketchy Weathered Brick stamp. This has all been coloured using Aquatints with a little Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen on the flower heads.

The second card is showing the blank 'Torn' stamp where you can put anything you like in the center of it, I cut the middle out and used it as an aperture to show the scene inside the card, I stamped the Clematis flower on the front so it continued inside. 

This is the view inside, all painted with Aquatints again, I have used some old stamps of Sheenas (Trees) to go alongside the new 'torn flowers'. With the Torn Flowers you do get another single flower of stem so you can use them separately without the 'torn' bit if you like as i have done here!

Lastly, it had to be done lol! Using the blank Torn stamp I stamped the body of the skeleton from the DOTD stamps inside the 'hole' masked it with drawing gum, once dry painted the hole Black then removed the drawing gum. One of the new 'Torn' stamps are some skulls in the 'torn' area, they have an extra separate skull which is what I have used here, I stamped it, cut it out and added it onto the body to make it look as if he is coming through the center! I cut along the edge of each side of the torn bits to poke through the skeleton hands from the skeleton of the DOTD to look as though he is holding open the torn area. The background was painted with Aquatints with Salt sprinkled over the top whilst still wet and left to dry, this gives a lovely speckled background. The sentiment stamps are also in with the stamps.

I hope you have liked the sneak peak of some of my samples, I shall show the canvas I did tomorrow. Do look in on one of the shows to view all the stunning work by the design team and to view Sheena's demos.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Happy Silver Anniversary

Hello crafters, so good to have you come and visit me today. Today's post is showcasing the card I made for my Brother-in-law &  Sister-in-law's 25th Wedding Anniversary a few days ago. I decided to make it Silver (Grey) and Pink!

I started by cutting out some Silver Miri card to fit my base card then I cut a piece of card from Sara Davies Signature Collection Together Forever A4 Foiled card pad, this had a lovely Silver swirly leaf pattern on it. I put this through the Desire Embossalicious Embossing Folder Rose Vine and inked up the roses with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tattered Rose. I attached this to the Silver Miri card.

With a piece of Miri card I cut to size to fit a panel of White card,  I stamped the White card with Sheena's Silver Bells stamp and painted Pebeo Drawing Gum over the stamp before placing some Distress Inks on my glass mat, Tumbled Glass, Hickory Smoke and Victorian Velvet spritzed with water then rubbed the card in the inks and put it to one side to dry.
With another piece of White card I stamped the sentiment using two different stamps, Justrite Large Fancy Sentiments and Sheena's Silver Bells, I stamped them using Stazon Black Ink, I inked it up with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tattered Rose and attached it to some Silver Miri card.

With the Bells panel dry I continued to paint the Bells stamp in Hickory Smoke Distress Ink  and the little ringing bits with a Silver Gel Pen, the ribbon I painted in Tattered Rose and the leaves with Crushed Olives. I attached this panel on the left side of the card, attaching the sentiment at the bottom making an arch over to the right of the card. I painted over the bells with a Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen  to add some sparkle.

Three bought paper flowers added in the top right corner in Grey and Pink, to keep to the colour scheme, completed the card.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Friday, 1 April 2016


Hello and welcome to my little bit of craft corner, I hope you like what you see and pop back again.

Today I am showing what I made in my little play time I had yesterday, I was quite pleased with how it turned out. This is only a tiny card, quite unusual for me as I love my 8 X 8's but this is a 6 X 4 so quite small!

I apologize now for all the images, I got a bit carried away lol!

I started with my White base card and measured up two other pieces of card. The first piece of card I inked up with Tim Holtz Distress Inks Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso then splashed a little water over the top. I scored some lines to make it look a bit like wood.
I then stamped on top in places with one of the stamps from Crafters Companion Texture Elements Splats & Accessories Set 1 with Ground Espresso.

On the second piece of card I inked it up with Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Crushed Olive and Forest Moss, I love these colours together. I then proceeded to stamp up the crackle stamp from Crafters Companion Texture Elements Splats & Accessories Set 2 using Black Stazon. It actually reminded me a little of  a spiders web! Really must get some new glasses lol!

Also in Set 2 of these stamps was a long edge stamp of dots and lines so I stamped this using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink followed by Aquatints essentials in Gold over the top, unfortunately the photos do not show this up much.

Next I ran it through a new embossing folder I had from Spellbinders, part of the Seth Apter the Altered Page called Maze, how exciting it is to have some folders with different patterns and designs just fitting with mixed media.

Once I had ran it through the folder I inked up the embossed areas with Victorian Velvet, Forest Moss and Peacock Feathers. I then inked round the edge with Peacock Feathers.

 Using a little piece of White card I stamped the word Beautiful with Black Stazon from the Crafters Companion Texture Elements Words to Inspire Set 1 then inked over it with Crushed Olive Distress Ink.

I mounted the wood effect background onto my base card using Foam tape, after attaching some Light Blue Crochet Adhesive Ribbon across the bottom half of the embossed card I attached this on top of the wood effect background.
I attached the sentiment to the top of my card then looked through my stash of die cuts to find this small spray of leaves, a partial cut die and some leaves. I also came across some frames I had made out of air dry clay a while back so I inked the edge of this with Ground Espresso and Pebeo Renaissance Gold Gilding Wax. I had some free papers from a magazine and among these was this picture of a Lady so I cut it out and placed it in the frame.

I arranged the leaf spray and die cuts across the card, placed the frame over the ribbon and arranged some little Pink & White flowers either side as seen.

There you have the finished card, I hope you like it.

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Thank you for looking,  Jacquie xxx