Monday, 15 October 2018

Whimsy Stamps Facebook Challenge #109 and October Wk 4

Hi everyone πŸ’œ

Morning, well it's the start of a brand new Whimsy Stamps Challenge #109 over on our facebook page Whimsy Stamps  and Inspiration, and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes', so it's really easy. This challenge is open until 12th November and you can enter on our facebook page here. Simply upload your entry into the folder named October Challenge #109. Your entry MUST include a Whimsy stamp, dies or papers to join in with us.

If you aren't already a member of our facebook group, simply press the Join button. We'd so love to see your creations, myself and all the girls will be contributing too, to inspire you. There's a fabulous prize as well, a $15 certificate to spend in store. Woo hoo!




Haven't got a Whimsy image......no problems. Whimsy have some freebie images and papers that you can download and play with, here's the link to the digital freebie page. So what are you waiting for?  There are a few do's and don'ts on our Challenge Blog, plus information on where to upload your projects. If you have any problems you can either - leave me a comment here with your email address, or email me, or message me on our facebook page.

Anyhow, I've combined my Challenge card with my normal weekly Whimsy Inspiration card with you, so it's a joint post. :)  All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.

Here's What I Did
I covered the front of a 5" x 5" black card blank with some dark Christmas patterned paper.
The scruffy cat digi image was printed directly onto colouring card stock, and coloured with Copic pens. The coloured image was die cut into a hexagon and then added to a red mat, both were attached to the card front on an jaunty angle using foam pads. To embellish the card I die cut a poinsettia from pretty patterned paper, along with a few branches cut from green glitter card, which I glued in the top right corner of the topper.

To finish the card, I added a few gems and little red glitter glue to the branches, and to add a final touch I cut 2 corner pieces from red card then attached them to the top and bottom of the card front.

Here's What I Used 
Digital Stamp:  'Scruffy Cat Set'
 
Other:  5" x 5" Black Card Blank. Red Card, Yellow & Green Glitter Card, Neenah Card,  Copic Pens,  Foam Pads, Gems, Crystal Glitter, Pillow Box & Poinsettia Die Set (Sizzix), Holiday Green Die Set (Sizzix), Stitched Tag Corner Square (MFT), Peace Joy Love  Paper Pad (Lawn Fawn),
 
Copic Pens: Cat - C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, R30 / Collar - R17, R27, R59, Y38 / Hat - R17, R27, R37, R59, C1, C3

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a day or two with more crafty inspiration for you.  Byeeeee!
 

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x Janine x

Craftsulove Design Team - October Card #1

Morning everyone πŸ’œ

Today I'm sharing my October Craftulove Design Team card with you.

For my card today I've used one of Julie Hickey's new stamp set called 'Garden Treasures'. They're pretty stamps and stamp beautifully. In my card I have used both distressing ink and oxide to stamp with, and they work brilliantly. x

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.




Here's What I Did
I cut a piece of pink card to 5" x 5" and added it to a 5¼" x 5¼" scalloped card blank. I then cut a piece of watercolour card to 4¼" x 4¼", and lightly sprinkled pixie powders over the card then spritz it with water. When the card was dry I stamped the sentiment and then the foliage using both distressing inks and oxides inks in shades of pink. To add a litter extra glimmer I  flicked a little gold ink from the Nuvo pen over the top.

I added the finished topper to a piece of gold mirror card 4½" 4½" and added it to the card front using foam pads. To finish the card I added a few gems and gold glitter dots around the card.

Available from Craftsulove
Stamp Set: 'Garden Treasures' by Julie Hickey Designs
Cosmic Shimmer: Pixie Powders -  Lava Red, Rich Gold
Ranger: Distressing Inks - Spun Sugar, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry
Ranger: Oxide Inks - Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick
Tonic Nuvo: Aqua Shimmer Pen - Gold Midas Pen

My Own Stash:
5¼" x 5¼" White Scalloped Card Blank, Pink Card, Gold Mirror Card, Watercolour Card, Water Spritzer Bottle, Water, Gems, Gold Glitter Dots, Foam Pad, Double Sided Tape

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a few days with another card using the Julie Hickey Design stamp set....so see you then. TTFN!

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x Janine x

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Whimsy Stamps - October Week 3

Hi there peeps πŸ’œ

Wow, I can't believe it's week 3 at Whimsy Stamps, where is this year going....it's scary!  Dare I say the 'C' is not too far away.  Yikes! Anyhow back to sharing another fabulous image by my lovely talented friend Crissy Armstrong. This beautiful digi stamp is called Pretty Girl Happy Mail which I have teamed with a brand new sentiment (from a digi stamp set) and digi papers which inspired me to use aqua shades.

All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
I printed 2 of the gorgeous digi papers onto smooth white paper and covered the front of a 6" x 6" card blank with the holly one. I die cut 2 scalloped border strips from aqua card and attached them to the back of a strip of the ombre star paper, which I cut to 3¾"; this was attached to the card front.

Using my graphics software I imported the beautiful girl image and resized her accordingly then printed her onto Neenah card. I coloured the images with Copic pens and die cut it into a circle when finished, then mounted it onto a scalloped circle cut from aqua card. Glitter was added to her hat, fur collar and glove cuffs. The finished topper was added to the card front using foam pads.

To complete my card I added a silver glittery star to the topper and a 3 dots punched from silver glitter card, and finally a complimentary bow.

Here's What I Used
October Release Digital Stamp: Pretty Girl Happy Mail
October Release Digital Sentiment: Penguin Christmas Sentiments 1 Set
October Release Digital Papers: Holiday Cheer Papers

Other: 6" x 6" White Scalloped Card Blank, Solar White Neenah Card, Scalloped Circle Die & Double Dot Circle Die (Crealies), Aqua Card, Copic Pens, Silver Glitter Card, Star Embellishment, Striped Ribbon, Crystal Glitter, Foam Pads

Copics: Skin - E50, E51, E11, E21, R30 / Hat, Coat & Gloves - BG10, B11, BG13, BG49, C1, C2, C3 / Hair - YR000, YR00, E37, E47, E99 / Background - B000, BG11

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, so why not come and join us when it starts. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

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x Janine x

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Whimsy Stamps - October New Release #1

Hi there peeps πŸ’œ

Well it's the 3rd October August and it's new release week here at Whimsy Stamps. I'm sharing this sweet wintery penguin digi image by Crissy Armstrong.

All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
First I added a piece of kraft card to the front of a scalloped card blank. Using my graphics software I imported the gorgeous penguin image and printed him onto Neenah card. I coloured the images with my pencils and trimmed it to size, then added it to the card front.

To complete my card I added snowflakes using a white gel pens. When everything was completed it was added to the card front.

Here's What I Used
New Release Digital Stamp: Penguin Coffee Break
New Release Digital Stamp: Penguin Christmas Sentiments 1 Set

Other: 6" x 6" White Scalloped Card Blank, Desert Storm Neenah Card, Kraft Card, Caran'Dache Pencil (I will add the list later)

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, so why not come and join us when it starts. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

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x Janine x

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - September Card and Tutorial

Morning everyone

I'm back with another card and tutorial for you using products available in the Craftsulove store and in their online store. For my tutorial today I'm using the wonderful 'Snowflake Wreath' die set from John Next Door, the gorgeous 'Winter Feelings' Christmas paper pad from Studiolight which I've absolutely fallen in love with, along with Kraft card, glitter and gems. To add extra dimension to my card I die cut several deer heads and wreaths which I then glued and stacked together, this creates a fabulous mount board effect without the expense. Why not try it on a few of your projects. :)

So onto what we are making today....I hope you like it x  You can find the product links below or click here for a direct link to the store.


You Will Need
(Products available from Craftsulove):
‘Winter Feelings’ Paper Pad by Studiolight
'Snowflake Wreath' by John Next Door

Silver Mirra Card

From My Own Stash:
7” x 7” Card Blank
Kraft Card
‘Vintage Photo’ Distressing Ink
Double Sided Tape
Glitter
Foam Pads
Gems

To Make The Card
1. Trim down a piece of Kraft card to 6½” x 6½” and ink around the edges with distressing ink.

2. Separate a sheet of the paper from the pad and add glitter to the snowflakes (as shown in the photo below). Adhere this to the centre of a piece of mirror card 6¼” x 6¼” leaving a border around the edge and then onto the Kraft card. Add them all to the front of a white card blank.

3. Using the snowflake wreath die set cut out a circle from white card, then add distressing ink and glitter around the edge.

4. Die cut 4 deer heads from Kraft card, then glue and stack 3 of the heads together. Add distressing ink to the edges of the remaining head and glue it on top of the stack.


5. Die cut 4 snowflake wreaths, then repeat the steps as above. 


6. Glue the wreath and deer head to the centre of the circle.


7. Add the circle to the card front using plenty of foam pads.

TIP: You can use kid’s white funky foam as an alternative to foam pads, simply cut up large pieces and glue them into place.

8. To finish the card, add large and small gems to the centre of the snowflakes.
 
 

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) I'll be back next month with another new Craftsulove project/tutorial....so see you then. TTFN!

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x Janine x

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - September Card #2

Hi guysπŸ’™

I'm sharing an extra card with you today for the Craftsulove Design Team. I love this paper pad and stamp so much I just had to make another Christmas card. All the products are available in store and in the online store.

I used a Christmas stamp by Woodware, a patterned paper from a Studiolight paper pad (which has the most stunning papers inside), a banner die set and finally a gold shimmer pen from Tonic's Nuvo range (the links to the products can be found below).




HERE'S WHAT I DID
I stamped and heated embossed a 'seasons greeting' sentiment using gold embossing powder approximately 3/4 of the way down a sheet of the Winter patterned paper. I covered the front of a 6" x 6" white card blank with the paper. Next I die cut 3 banners in decreasing sizes from 2 different patterned papers from the pad, plus one from Kraft card. The banners were layered up and glued in place on the front of the card above the sentiment.

I stamped the poinsettia 4 times onto colouring cardstock, and coloured them up using Copic pens.

On the 1st image I fully colour the bottom leaf and around the edge of the top leaf using a green Copic pen, Then add brown Copic pen around the edges of the poinsettia again using the pen. Cut out the poinsettia and both leaves.

On the 2nd image I fully colour the top leaf with green Copic pen, and again add brown Copic pen around the edges of the poinsettia. Cut out the poinsettia and the leaf.

On the 3rd image I only coloured the poinsettia with brown Copic pen, and cut out.

On the 4th image I only coloured the small centre section of the poinsettia with brown Copic pen, and cut out.

I layered up the poinsettia and leaves pieces using foam pads, and added it to the left hand side of the banner. To complete the card I added gems to the centre of the flower and to the top and bottom of the card.

YOU WILL NEED

(Products available from Craftsulove):
Framed Poinsettia’ WoodWare Stamp Set
‘Woodland Winter’ Paper Pad by Studiolight
Gold Midas Touch Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen
Paper Roses 'Banner' Dies

From My Own Stash:
6” x 6” Card
Copics
Gold Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Kraft Card
Anti-static Bag
Heat Tool
Foam Pads
Gems
 
Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) I'll be back on the 30th September with a new Craftsulove tutorial....so watch this space. TTFN!

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x Janine x

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - September Card #1

Morning everyone πŸ’œ

Today I'm sharing my September Craftulove Design Team card with you.

For my card today I'm using a beautiful wreath die set from John Next Door (which includes a patterned circle die, a snowflake wreath and 4 corner dies), a mini sentiment die from Creative Expressions along with another beautiful paper pad by Studiolight.

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.




Here's What I Did
I trimmed down a piece of silver mirra card to 6½" 6½" and attached this to the front of scalloped card blank. Next I die cut the wreath into a sheet of the patterned paper so it left the outside edge, I kept the cut out wreath for use later on. Using the corner dies I cut out snowflake details in each corner. The paper was then adhered directly on top of the mirra card.

I die cut the snowflake wreath twice from white funky foam and glued them on top of each other, then added the snowflake wreath that was cut from the patterned paper. This was added to the front of the card inline with the die cut wreath shape. I repeated the same process for the sentiment and added this to the centre of the wreath.

To complete the card, I added gems in the centre of all the snowflakes.

Available from Craftsulove
Die Set: 'Snowflake Wreath' by John Next Door
6" x 6" Paper Pad: 'Winter Feelings' from Studiolight
Sentiment Die: 'Tis the Season' by Creative Expressions
Card: Silver Mirri Card

My Own Stash:
7" x 7" White Scalloped Card Blank, Gems, Funky Foam, Glue, Double Sided Tape

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on the 30th with a new project/tutorial....so see you then. TTFN!

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x Janine x

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Crafter's Companion Purple Pixies Design Team - Last Post

Hi guys πŸŽ„

I wanted to share one of my last project for Crafter's Companion Purple Pixies Design Team. A few month's ago I was asked to make a card and a home dΓ©cor project using the beautiful 'A Winter's Tale' collection. So for my home dΓ©cor piece I decided to try my hand at a Christmas perpetual calendar. I searched for instructions but only found one set and plus a video, however being a typical Brit I found the imperial measurements a little tricky. So to make my life easier I have created my own new instructions based on what I found. I hope you will find the tutorial, photos and diagram useful and easy to use. I will hopefully make another tutorial with diagrams for my New Zealand BB in metric. So watch this space!
πŸ’– 
If you do find my tutorial and diagrams useful, and make a calendar using them please let me know as I would love to hear from you, and of course see your project. Hugs xx



You can find the calendar tutorial here on the Crafter's Companion blog along with a list of the products I used.

I will add the full tutorial to my blog along with the metric version to the Tutorial section of my blog soon.

If you would like more information, please let me know.

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X Janine X

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - August Card & Tutorial

Hi guysπŸ’™

I'm back with another card and tutorial using products available in the Craftsulove online store.

This month I am highlighting a beautiful Christmas stamp by Woodware, a paper pad from Studiolight which has the most stunning papers inside, and a gold shimmer pen from Tonic's Nuvo range (find the links below).


You Will Need
(Products available from Craftsulove):
Framed Poinsettia’ WoodWare Stamp Set
‘Woodland Winter’ Paper Pad by Studiolight
 Gold Midas Touch Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen

 From My Own Stash:
6” x 6” Card
Watercolour Card
‘Red Brick’ Distressing Ink
‘Peeled Paint’ Distressing Ink
‘Fossilized Amber’ Distressing Ink
Gold Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Gold Mirror Card
Double Sided Tape
Anti-static Bag
Heat Tool
Foam Pads
Gems

To Make The Card
1. Using one of the patterned papers from the pad, stamp and heat emboss the ‘Season’s Greeting’ sentiment down the left hand the side using gold embossing powder. Adhere this to the front of a
6” x 6” white card blank.
Tip
 Before heat embossing your image and sentiment dust the surface of the paper/card you are using with the anti-static bag, this will remove any finger prints and grease residue.

2. Stamp and heat emboss the complete image onto another piece of patterned paper from the pad using gold embossing powder. Trim the stamped image down and mat onto gold mirror card.
3. Stamp and heat emboss a further 4 images onto watercolour card with gold embossing powder. Next colour segments of the images as mentioned below using the following technique.

Technique
Add distressing ink to a non-porous surface eg glass mat, stamping block, plate etc. Pick up the each colour using the gold shimmer pen, and paint as you would do with a paint brush. This will make the painted areas shimmer.

Where To Colour


4. On the 1st image fully colour the bottom leaf and around the edge of the top leaf using green distressing ink and the gold pen, Then add red distressing ink around the edges of the poinsettia again using the pen. Cut out the poinsettia and both leaves.

5. On the 2nd embossed image fully colour the top leaf with green distressing ink, and again add red distressing ink around the edges of the poinsettia using the pen. Cut out the poinsettia and the leaf.

6. On the 3rd embossed image only colour the poinsettia with red distressing ink using the pen, and cut out.

7. On the 4th image only colour the small centre section of the poinsettia with red distressing ink and the berries with the yellow ink all using the pen, and cut out.

8. Layer up the poinsettia and leaves using foam pads, then line everything up with the image on the topper, and add to the card front using foam pads.
9. To complete the card add gems to the berries and the 3 stars.
 
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Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) I'll be back next month with another new Craftsulove project/tutorial....so see you then. TTFN!

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x Janine x

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Craftsulove - August Card #1

Morning everyone πŸ’œ

Today I'm sharing my August Craftulove Design Team card with you.

So for this card I'm using the ever so cute Owl stamp set 'Owl My Love' by My Favorite Things (MFT) and some of the BoBunny Early Bird 'Notes' patterned paper in the background. I stamped the characters onto watercolour card and coloured them with watercolour pens.

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.


Here's What I Did
I covered the card front with a trimmed down piece of the 'Notes' paper which I edged with black distressing ink, leaving a border around the edge.

The owls, branch (which I extended) and the sentiment were stamped onto watercolour card and cut out. A small circle was die cut from white watercolour card and lightly coloured with blue and yellow watercolour pen, to make it moon like. I die cut a large black circle and trimmed off a little from one side. All the pieces were glued onto the black circle and any excess was trimmed off.  The circle topper was added to the card front using foam pads.

To complete the card, I added 2 circles punched from black card to the right hand side of the card..

Available from Craftsulove
Stanps: 'Owl My Love' by My Favorite Things (MFT)
12" Paper: 'Notes' from the Early Bird Collection by BoBunny

My Own Stash:
5½" x 5½" Black Card Blank, Watercolour Card, Circle Die, Black Card, Foam Pads, Distressing Inks (Black Soot), Zig Clean Color Pens. Circle Punch, Verasafine Black Ink, Foam Pads, Glue

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on the 30th with a new project/tutorial....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x