Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Craftsulove - August Card #1

Morning everyone 💜

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:

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x Janine x

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Whimsy Stamps - August Week 3

Hi everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing one of the beautiful red rubber stamps by Deb Davis, it's from her collection of stained glass images and available from the Whimsy Stamps store. This stamp is called  'Stained Glass Flamingos'. It's a beautiful and unusual stamp and fun to colour.

Right, I'm off on my hollibobs again....this time cruising around Norway's Fjords. see you in a week's time :)

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
The image was stamped onto Kraft card and cut down to fit the card front. The image was coloured using pencils - I added a layer of white pencil before I adding my colour. The eye were coloured using a white and black pen. To completed the card, the topper was added to a cut to size black card blank.

Here's What I Used
New Release Rubber Stamp:  'Stained Glass Flamingos' by Deb Davis

Other: 6" x 5½" Black Card Blank, Kraft Card, Caran D'ache Luminance Pencils (001, 030, 070, 171, 220, 240, 470, 571, 661, 662), White Pen, Black Fineliner

Our new challenge #108 started on the 15th July, so why not come and join us. There a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is #Anything Goes'. Here is the link for you, so come on what are you waiting for!

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!

Challenges entered:
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Monday, 6 August 2018

Whimsy Stamps - August Week 2

Hi everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing some of the fabulous digital papers from Whimsy Stamps. This collection is new for this month and it was designed by Denise Lynn (the owner of Whimsy Stamps). The paper collection is called  'Wonky Circles' - I love the name, don't you.

 

 
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https://whimsystamps.com/collections/august-2018-digital/products/wonky-circles-papers-digital-papers?aff=28

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
The digital papers were resized to suit my project, I used Microsoft PowerPoint for my graphics work these days. The lilac patterned paper was printed directly onto smooth paper and added to the 6" x 6" card front, the aqua paper was printed onto white light weight cardstock and added to the centre of the card front using foam pads.
 
To create the topper I die cut a 'hello' sentiment from lilac card and adhered it to a die cut white circle, which was added to a pearly edged lilac mat. The topper was added to the front of the card using foam pads.
 
To complete the card I add a few butterflies in complimentary colours, along with a few lilac pearls and gems.

Here's What I Used
New Release Digital Paper: 'Wonky Circles'

Other: 6" x 6" Scalloped White Card Blank, Aqua Card, Lilac Card, White Card, Circle Dies (Tattered Lace), Pearl Circle Dies (Tattered Lace), 'Hello' Die (Crafter's Companion), 'Butterflies' Dies (Diamond Press), Mini Butterfly Punch, Lilac Pearls, Gems, Foam Pads, PowerPoint; Printer

Our new challenge #108 started on the 15th July, so why not come and join us. There a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is #Anything Goes'. Here is the link for you, so come on what are you waiting for!

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!

Challenges entered:
Hugs x

Friday, 3 August 2018

Whimsy Stamps - August New release #2

Hi everyone 💜

It's another Whimsy new release day.  So for today's new digital image I'm sharing 'King Lion' by the lovely Crissy Armstrong.  Don't you just think he is the cutest lion ever....I just want to hug him. As you can tell I've been practicing my flicking technique. :)

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 stamped a sheet of Kraft card with black paw prints, then used it to mat a 6" x 6" scalloped card blank leaving a slim border around the edge.  Using my graphics software (I used MS PowerPoint) I imported my digital stamp and resized it, then printed it directly onto colouring card, coloured using Copic pens and fussy cut out.

A piece of white card was die cut using a rounded rectangle and matted onto a slightly larger rectangle cut from black card.  The word 'Roar' was die cut from black card and funky foam, the foam was glued to the back of the letters and added to the topper. The cut out lion was added just above the letters using foam pads and the finished topper was added to the card front using foam pads.

To the complete the card, glitter was added to the jewels in the crown and yellow enamel dots added to the top left edge.

Here's What I Used
New Release Digital Stamp: 'King Lion'

Other: 6" x 6" Scalloped White Card Blank, Black Card, Kraft Card, Copic Pens, Rounded Corner Rectangle Die (Tattered Lace), Neenah Colouring Card, White Card, Enamel Dots, Glitter, Foam Pads, PowerPoint; Printer, Funky Foam,  Paw Print Stamp (from my stash)

Copics:
Fur - E31, E33, E35, E37 / Nose - C7, 100 / Crown - Y06, Y15, Y17, G03, YG17, R17, R29

Our new challenge #108 started on the 15th July, so why not come and join us. There a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is #Anything Goes'. Here is the link for you, so come on what are you waiting for!

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!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Hunkydory's For The Love Of Stamps - August Launch

Hi everyone

Today I'm sharing 10 of my Design Team samples with you that I've just made for the August (Christmas) release 'For The Love Of Stamps' By Hunkydory for  Create & Craft TV. The full stamp and mask collection launched today on Create & Craft TV, so check them out. These are my last projects for FTLOS as I've just stepped down from the Design Team. I wish all my teamies continued success and lots of hugs as they are fab group of girlies. Mwah! 

So if you want to know anything about the cards I've created please either email me or leave me a comment plus your email address and I'll send you all the details. :) However I will still list the products use.










I Used:
August Launch Stamps & Masks -'The Nativity’, ‘Furry & Bright’, ‘Nutcracker Kisses’, ‘Santa Claus’, ‘The Sound Of Christmas’, ‘O Christmas Tree’, ‘Sparkling Snowflakes’, ‘Christmas Rose Lantern’, ‘Carolling Cuties’, ‘Silly Snowman’ (only available at Create & Craft atm)
Cardstock, Paper & Pads - Adorable Scorable - Matt-tastic, Hunkydory Card Blanks, Hunkydory Kraft Card, Ink Me Card, Colour Me CardChristmas Perfect Paper Pads, A4 Masking Sheets, Hunkydory Prism Inks, Hunkdory Pearlescent Powders, FTLOS Magazine Freebie Paper

Some of the above products can also be purchased on the Create & Craft's website.

Other:
Copic Pens, Strong White Card, Colouring card, Gold Mirror Card, Green Mirror Card, Silver Mirror Card, Red Mirror Card, Enamel Dots, Crystal Glitter, Circle Dies (Tattered Lace), Double Dot Circle die (Crealies), Circle & Scalloped Circle Dies (Crealies), Oval & Scalloped Oval Dies (Tonic), White Embossing Powder, Gems, Black Memento Ink, Gold Glitter Pen, Watercolour Card, Black Versafine Ink, Red Stars, Gold Embossing Powder, Pearl Circle Die (Tattered Lace), Foam Pads, Distressing Ink, Pale Yellow Vellum, White Pen, Sparkly Enamel Dot, White Funky Foam, Acetate, Sequins

Hope you like them.

Big hugs

x Janine x

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Whimsy Stamps - August New Release #1

Hi there peeps ðŸ’œ

Well it's the 1st August and a new release day at Whimsy Stamps. I'm going to be sharing 2 new digital stamps, one today and one on Friday.  So today's image I'm using 'Autumn Harvest Ride' by the lovely Crissy Armstrong.  It's this a beautiful stamps, and printed it directly onto some digital patterned paper, and then coloured it up using Copic pens..

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 totally covered an 5" x 7" top fold card with some checked patterned paper.  Using my graphics software (I used MS PowerPoint) I imported my digital paper and resized it, then added the horse straight on top and printed it straight onto colouring card and trimmed to size.

The digital image was then coloured using Copic pens, a gold glitter pen was used on the tassels and leaves. The completed topper was added to a die cut frame cut from aqua card, to tie in with the image.  The frame was attached to the card from using foam pads.

To complete my card I used complimentary enamels dots and gems.

Here's What I Used
New Release Digital Stamp: Autumn Harvest Ride
Digital Paper: Floral Beauty

Other: 5" x 6" White Card Blank, Aqua Card, Copic Pens, Rectangle Die (Tattered Lace), Doily Edge Rectangle Die (Tattered Lace), Neenah Colouring Card, Enamel Dots, Gems, Gold & Bronze Glitter Pen, PowerPoint; Printer, Funky Foam,  Patterned Paper (from my stash)

Copics: Horse - E18, E31, E33, E37, E99 / Harness - R14, R17, R27, Y15, Y38 / Pole - YG01, YG03, B00, BO5 / Pumpkins - YR04, YR15, R14, YG17, YG03 / Leaves - R17, Y15, YR15 / Apple - R14, R27

Our new challenge #108 started on the 15th July, so why not come and join us. There a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is #Anything Goes'. Here is the link for you, so come on what are you waiting for!

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!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Monday, 30 July 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - July Card and Tutorial


Hi guys💙

I'm back with another card and tutorial using products available in the Craftsulove online store. This time I'm using some fabulous papers by BoBunny to create a DL card, the papers are from their Early Bird Collection which are absolutely gorgeous. 

For my card I used 'Notes' which has a script print on one side and a pretty mandala style pattern on the reverse, and 'Time Flies' which has beautiful text panels on one side which you can cut up and use as toppers, and on the reverse it's a lovely distressed blue striped paper. To add a little extra interest I also used 3 banner dies which have a pretty stitched detail around the edge.

YOU WILL NEED

(Products available from Craftsulove):
12” x 12" Early Bird Collection by BoBunny - ‘Notes’ Notes
12” x 12" Early Bird Collection by BoBunny - Times Flies Paper
'Girl Assortment' Matt Enamel Stickers from Doodlebug Designs Inc
Paper Rose ‘Banner’ Dies

From My Own Stash:
Strong White Card
Blue Card
Turquoise Card
Silver Mirror card
Double Sided Tape
Foam Pads

 1. Trim a piece of white card to 8” x 8” and score at 4”, then fold in half to create a DL card.


2. From the ‘Notes’ paper trim a piece 4” x 8” and cover the front of the DL card.


3. Cut out the panel ‘Good Things Take Time.’ from the ‘Time Flies’ 12” x 12” paper. Mount this onto a piece blue card and then onto silver mirror card leaving a slim border on each to create a topper.


4. Using the banner die set - cut 1 banner from turquoise card using the largest die (5th), cut 1 banner from the ‘Notes’ paper using the 3rd die, and lastly cut 1 banner from the ‘Times Flies’ paper using the 2nd die.


5. Layer up the banners and stick them together, then trim off any overhang.


6. Glue the banners flat to the card front.


7. Add foam pads to the back of the topper, and attach this over the top section of the banners. To complete the card add an enamel stickers on the topper in each of the mandala centres, and one at the top of the smallest banner.


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!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Friday, 27 July 2018

Whimsy Inspiration - July Week 5

Hi there guys 💜

Today it's my turn to share another Whimsy card highlighting one of our stamps. So for this card I've again chosen one of the new release rubber stamp for July, and is available in the Whimsy Store.

I decided to cool myself down and create a Christmas card...and yes I did use the 'C' word. Sorry!!!The beautiful stamp I used is called 'Watching For Santa' and I was drawn by one of my wonderful friends Crissy Armstrong. Isn't this the most beautiful angelic scene.  I coloured the image using Copic pens and took the colour palette from the patterned paper I used as I wanted to create a vintage look. I hope you like it. x

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 trimmed a piece of pretty patterned paper to cover card front leaving a slim border around the sides. Then I stamped and coloured the gorgeous Christmas image with Copic pens, once finished I die cut it into a rectangle and mounted it onto pink and green card, then onto the card front using foam pads.

To bring the card together I die cut a poinsettia and some holly from the same pink and green card used to mount the topper. To finish the card I added a die cut sentiment from the same pink card and mounted it onto funky foam add dimension.

Here's What I Used 
Rubber Stamp: Watching For Santa

Other: A5 White Scalloped Card Blank, Pink Card, Green Card, Neenah Card, Copic Pens, Stitched Rectangle  Die (Crealies), Poinsettia Die (Sizzix), Merry & Bright Die (XCut), Holly Branch (Marianne Design), Woodland Kisses Paper Pad (LOTV), Gem, Gold Pen

Copics: Skin - E50, E51, E21, E11 / Hair- YR000, YR00, E13, E99, E37 / Hairband, Ribbon & Poinsettia - R81, R85, RV34 / Bunnie - C0, C1, C2 / Lips & Eyes - R81, R85, RV10, G82, G94 / Background - W0, W1, W3 / Berries - R81, R85 / Holly - G82, G94, YG63

Our new challenge #108 started on the 15th July, so why not come and join us. There a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is #Anything Goes'. Here is the link for you, so come on what are you waiting for!

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 see you next week with more Whimsy magic ----- TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Whimsy Inspiration - July Week 4

Hi everyone ðŸ’œ

Today I'd love to share my latest card. It's a new release rubber stamp for July, and is available in the Whimsy Store.

The stamp is called 'Faye The Fairy' and it's by a fabulous artist called Marina Fedotova. Isn't she simply beautiful.  I coloured her using my Copic pens but kept to the same tones to give a monochromatic look. To finish I add a little sparkle to her wings. I hope you like it. x

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 trimmed a piece of light brown card to fit the card front, then cover it with pretty patterned paper leaving a slim border around the sides.

I stamped and coloured the fairy with Copic pens but I used shades from the same family for a monochromatic look. The finished image was die cut into a circle, and ink was applied to the edges. Crystal glitter was added to the fairy wings, flowers and butterflies and then attached to a die cut circle cut from the same light brown card.

The topper was fixed to the card front using foam pads, and to complete the card I added a few gems to the front.

Here's What I Used 
Rubber Stamp: Faye the Fairy

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Light Brown Card, Neenah Card, Copic Pens, Pearl Circle Dies(Tattered Lace), Double Dots Circle Die (Crealies), Warm Cocoa Colour Cloud (Cosmic Shimmer),Paper (my own stash), Gem, Crystal Glitter, Foam pads

Copics: Skin - E50, E51, E21, E11 / Hair- YR000, YR00, E13, E99, E37 / Dress, Shoes, Flowers, Butterflies - E40, E41, E43

Our new challenge #108 started on the 15th July, so why not come and join us. There a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is #Anything Goes'. Here is the link for you, so come on what are you waiting for!

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 see you next week with more Whimsy magic ----- TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Whimsy Stamps Week 3 and Challenge #108

Hi everyone 💜

Morning, well it's the start of a new Whimsy Stamps Challenge #108, and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes', so it's really easy. So come on, grab your Whimsy stamp, dies or papers and join in with us. We'd so love to see your creations, myself and all the girls will pop by and say hi. There's a fabulous prize as well, a $15 certificate to spend in store. Woo hoo!

Click here to upload your project, and check out my lovely teamies work to inspire you.

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 top fold 5" x 7"white card blank with some pretty pink patterned paper.

The penguin image and sentiment was printed directly onto colouring card stock, and coloured with Copic pens. The coloured image was trimmed to fit the card front, then one end was die cut using a envelop edger die to create the topper.  A piece of brown card was cut using the same edger die and glued behind the topper and added the card front.

A 'hello gorgeous' sentiment was printed onto card, then trimmed and added to the card front using foam pads. To finish the card, glitter was added to the word 'happy' and enamel dots and gems were glued around the card front.

Here's What I Used 
Digital Stamp:  'Penguin Ice-Cream'
Digital Sentiment: 'Everyday Banner' and 'Say It Big'
Dies: Envelope Edger
 
Other:  5" x 7" Top Fold Card Blank. Brown Card, White Card, Neenah Card,  Copic Pens,  Foam Pads, Enamel Dots, Gems, Crystal Glitter, Secret Garden Paper Pad (Trimcraft),
 
Copic Pens: Penguin - C1, C3, C5, BV29, W0, W1, Y02, Y08, Y17 / Ice-Cream &Cone - R20, R30, R32, R35, E31.E33, E35 / Ground - W0, W1

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!
Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x