Saturday, 14 January 2017

Crafter's Companion 'Inspirers' Design Team - Chick, Chick, Chicken

Hi there

I have another fabulous Crafter's Companion Design Team project to share with you. This time it's a stamped project using a cute image from Sheena Douglass aptly called 'Chick, Chick, Chicken and the brand new Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens.


When I chose this stamp to work on I'd already decided I wanted it in with shades of aqua and yellow as I wanted a fresh look to it. It's such a cute stamp, and perfect for Easter or anyone who lives on a farm...or maybe keeps chickens. Thanks for looking😃





Here's What I Did
I cut down a white card blank to create a 5½" x 7"card blank. Next I printed off a pretty blue patterned paper from the Crafter's Inspiration CD-Rom #11 and attached it to the card front.

The image was stamped onto a square piece of Neenah card and then onto a post-it note which I cut out to create a mask. Using distressing ink and a cloud template cut from thin card I coloured in the clouds. The images was coloured with Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens and a sentiment was stamped in the top right corner. When the image was completed I cut inverted rounded corners and mounted it onto complimentary card and attached it to the card front using foam tape.

The flower was created using flower layering die and then glued together, The fish tail banner was hand cut made from coloured card white card that was dry embossed using a border embossing folder. Both embellishment were glued in place onto the card front, then to finish off I added a large pearl to the flower centre.

Here's What I Used
Crafter's Companion Products - Sheena Douglass - A Little Bit Sketchy 'Chick, Chick, Chicken' Stamp Set,  Core'dinations 'Pastel' & 'Brights' Pad, Crafter's Inspiration Magazine Issue #11
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens - TN3, BO2, FS3, FS6, FS7, MB1, MB2, CT1, CT2, LG3, DG2, DG3, HB1, HB2, HB3, TB1, TB2, TB3, BT1, BT5, AB1, Crafter's Inspiration Magazine Freebies # 11, Sheena Douglass Stamping Card, Neenah Card

Other: Flower Die, 5½" x 7" Card Blank (cut down), Cloud Template, Pearl, Corner Rounder Punch, Tumbled Glass Distressing Ink, Black Pen, Foam Pads, Manual Die Cutting Machine

Tip: Create your own cloud template by overlayering circles and sticking them together, or glueing cloud die cut shapes together to create a cloud border.

Don't forget....if you want to see more Crafter's Companion creations made my lovely teamies why not join our Facebook page - just search for Crafter's Companion UK or USA, and for more magazine inspiration definitely checked out the Crafters' Companion Inspiration Magazine group.

Just a little heads up...we are also on Twitter, Instagram and have a Pinterest Board, so why not follow us.I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there or if you have any questions about the products - I'd love to hear from you :)

I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

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Hugs & kisses

x Janine x

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Crafter's Companion 'Inspirer's Design Team - Catitude Digital Card

Hi everyone 😊 

Wow, I'm on a roll with another Crafter's Companion project showing off the cuteness that is the Catitude CD-Rom. The stamps, embossing folders, dies that compliment the CD are also fab; they so pretty and very useful. 

If you're interested in purchasing the Catitude CD-Rom it has 2 disks. Disk 1 is the Papercrafting section and contains images, papers, card companion sheets, plus pre-designed toppers in a PDF format which can be printed and fussy cut out.  Disk  2 contains similar content but it's in a digital format (PNG) which can be used in a graphics program eg Serif CraftArtist, Photoshop etc. These images can be layered up to create your own toppers and backgrounds.  Digitally created cards are brilliant to batch make to save time when you're in a rush and can save on your postage. But definitely check out the rest of the launch products...they stamps are sooo cute as are the dies. 💛💙💜

A description of how I made it and all the products used are shown just below the photos. :)




Here's What I Did
I opened my graphics program (CraftArtist 2), then I put the Catitude CD2 into the computer drawer and waited for it to load. From the pop up screen I clicked onto Card Companions and selected everything I needed to make my card. I layered all the elements to create the topper I wanted, then to  give the illusion of depth I added a shadow to each of the elements.

When I completed my card design I printed it onto super smooth paper, then matted and layered it onto black card and added it to a 7" x7" card blank using foam pads. To finish off I added glitter and a few gems.

Here's What I Used
Crafter's Companion: Catitude CD-Rom Digital Elements), Matt Black Card

Other: 7" x 7" Card Blank, Glitter, Gems, CA2

Tip: Add depth to digitally created card toppers by using a few mat and layers of card stock before adding to your card blank.

Don't forget....if you want to see more Crafter's Companion creations made my lovely teamies why not join our Facebook page - just search for Crafter's Companion UK or USA, and for more magazine inspiration definitely checked out the Crafters' Companion Inspiration Magazine group. Just a little heads up...we are also on Twitter, Instagram and have a Pinterest Board, so why not follow us.I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there or if you have any questions about the products, or even how to use them digitally I'd love to hear from you :)

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Hugs & kisses

x Janine x

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Crafter's Companion Inspirers Design Team Card - Catitude Bag

Good morning everyone

Wow, I'm on a roll! 
I'm here once again to share a Crafter's Companion Design Team project with you using the fabulous Catitudes CD-rom. I just couldn't resist using the digital cat elements of the CD this time...they're all sooo gorgeous.

This time I decided to decorate a plain brown paper bag using a cat topper, patterned papers all from the CD, a few die cut flowers, lace and a sprinkling of gems. Simple!




Here's What I Did
I used a small brown paper bag and decorated it with elements from the Catitude Twin CD-Rom. From the CD I took the pale pink background paper into a graphics program and added a sentiment to the bottom of the sheet and printed it off, along with a cat topper to compliment it. I also printed  a sheet of the spotty patterned papers onto thin white card to die cut flowers from it later on.

I matted the pale pink background paper and a strip of the spotty card onto black card and attached them both to the bag, along with a strip of black lace. Next I matted the cat topper onto black card and attached that to the bag as well using foam tape, to it give extra dimension.

Using both black and spotty card I die cut a few flowers and then layered them up. The flowers were added to the bag front along with a few leaves and flourishes cut from black glitter card.  I attached a few gems and a large pearl into the flower centres.

To finish off I attached a lace bow around the handle.

Here's What I Used
Crafter's Companion Products Catitude Twin CD-Rom, Crafters' Companion Matt Black Card, Sara's Signature 'English Country Garden' Collection 'Grand Floral', Collall Glue, Gemini Cutting Machine

Other: Small Brown Paper Bag, Foam Tape, Black Glitter Card, Gems, Black Lace, Large Pearl, Glitter, CA2, Printer, Flourish Die

Don't forget....if you want to see more Crafter's Companion creations made my lovely teamies why not join our Facebook page - just search for Crafter's Companion UK or USA, and for more magazine inspiration definitely checked out the Crafters' Companion Inspiration Magazine group.

Just a little heads up...we are also on Twitter, Instagram and have a Pinterest Board, so why not follow us.I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there or if you have any questions about the products - I'd love to hear from you :)

I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

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Hugs & kisses

x Janine x

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Crafter's Companion Inspirers Design Team Card - Catitude Happy Family

Good morning everyone

Well I'm here today to share another Crafter's Companion Design Team project with you. This particular card was created using our newest range of stamps and CD collection...it's called Catitude. The images are really cute and could be used for so many occasions. The CD collection has soooo many elements to it, paper, printable and play elements and layouts, plus there's a digital collection with lots of png files to use in a graphics program so you can be your own designer.


On this particular card I used one of the fab stamps in the collection called 'Happy Family', one of the printable papers from the CD, and Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens to colour the cat family in with.  Aren't they so sweet. Thanks for looking :)





 
Here's What I Did
I used a Kraft card blank and cut it to size and matted it with a piece of patterned paper printed from the Catitude CD. I stamped the cat family onto the top section of a piece of colouring card stock, and used my alcohol pens to colour them in with. The finished image was then cut down to size and the corners rounded off, this was matted onto another piece of Kraft card. A strip of the patterned paper was glued into place beneath the cats along with a sentiment badge. The completed topper was then mounted onto the card front using foam tape

To finish off I attached a few glittered die cut hearts and some pearls.

To make the card more stable when standing up, I folded a strip of Kraft card into valleys and folds and glued it to the inside bottom of the card.

Here's What I Used
Crafter's Companion Products - Catitude CD, Happy Family Stamp, Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens - MB1, MB2, EB2, GY1, GY2, GY3, PP1, PP2, PP4, PP6, Diamond Press 'Love Today' Dies & Stamp Set, Core'dinations Pastels & Brights Paper Pad, Spectrum Noir 'Clear Overlay' Pen and PP6, Diamond Press Stamp & Die Set 'Love Today'

Other: Kraft Card 8" x 8" Card Blank (cut down), Glitter, Pearls, CA2, Corner Rounder Punch, Distressing Ink, Gold Pen, Foam Pads, Manual Die Cutting Machine

Tip: Why not cut down a pre-scored card blank to create a card in a size to match your needs.

Don't forget....if you want to see more Crafter's Companion creations made my lovely teamies why not join our Facebook page - just search for Crafter's Companion UK or USA, and for more magazine inspiration definitely checked out the Crafters' Companion Inspiration Magazine group.

We are also on Twitter, Instagram and have a Pinterest Board, so why not follow us.I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there or if you have any questions about the products - I'd love to hear from you :)

I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

Challenge Entered:

Hugs & kisses

x Janine x

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Crafter's Companion 'Inspirers' Design Team - Winter House Project

Good morning everyone

Well I'm here today to share another one of my Crafter's Companion Design Team project with you. I've again used the 'Country Cottage' template...yep the same one I used for the Halloween House.


I had such a blast making this one. All the little features on the house have been made using Crafter's Companion products. In the 2nd photo I have placed a battery operated tealight inside and it glows beautifully through the door and windows. I have to admit by the end of creating this I was absolutely covered from head to toe in glitter and snow...and sparkled beautifully. Lol


UPDATE - I've just checked the Crafters' Companion store and unfortunately the house template has just sold out...sorry!
 
 
Photo with the tealight on
 
Here's What I Did
(The instructions are very detailed so I've broken them down into sections - I hope this helps!)
 
House Template: I drew around all the template sections (inc house, roof and chimney) onto 2 sheets of strong 12" x 12" white card. All the sections were then cut out and scored were indicated.

Walls: I drew around the house template again onto white card and cut up the house sides to create separate panels - 2 x sides, 1 x front, 1 x back. Next I die cut a rectangular* opening large enough to so that the window die could be place over it when it was time. When both side windows were cut out I placed the relevant sides of the house template and carefully marked with a pencil (make sure you mark which side goes where, so they line up correctly later).  The back wall has no window. For the front panel, I die cut a circle into the white card and again placed this on top of the house template and marked it with a pencil, this was also done for the oval window ready for the door to be added. All the panels were then dry embossed and distressing inks was added. I glued white vellum behind the windows.  

House: This was the tricky part as the house way too large for an A4 embossing machines and meant a lot of folding which is why I used good cardstock. So to cut out each of the windows I taped the relevant die in place (I did one window/door at a time) where I marked earlier, then folded the house sides over the top of the die and cut it. The reason I folded the sides over the top of the die was so I didn't accidently cut into places I didn't want to. I repeated the process for the windows, door and window in the door.

Door: I cut a rectangle from white card and a slightly smaller one from blue card, I cut an oval in blue in exactly the same place. I dry embossed the blue door using an embossing folder, a piece of white vellum was sandwiched and glued between the white and blue card. To embellish the door a pink heart, letterbox and a door knob was added to it. The whole door was then glued onto the front of the house.

Windows: I die cut 2 window frames and a 2 circle frame from white card, and then glued strips of thin card across the circular ones to match the others. These were all glued in place onto the front and 2 side wall panels and the door. The house template was then glued together.

Roof: The roof was scored, and a hole was cut into one side to accommodate the chimney, then glued together. The roof was covered with sheets of white foam and faux snow ands glitter was glue on top.

House Base: I matted a piece of white card 7¼" x 8¼" and covered with a piece of white foam and faux snow ands glitter was glue on top, I die cut lots of fence panels from strong white card which I attached to the base, and left one open to create a gate.

Tip: * To make the fence stand upright, score along the bottom section of the panel depending how high you want it, and fold it and glue into place.

Embellishments: I die cut a Christmas Tree 3 times from strong white card and added blue distressing ink. To make it free standing - I scored each piece down the centre, glued them all together and added glitter to the branches. To make the house glow I place a battery operated tea light inside. To add smoke to the chimney I used toy filling. The reindeer and sleigh were die cut from silver glitter card and added to the back of the roof using strong acetate. To complete the house I printed off a 'Santa Lives here' sign and die cut it into a circle and then added post from strong white card. I cut strip of the same foam used on the roof and ground, then cut points into the strips to create icicles, these were finished off by adding snow and glitter.

Here's What I Used
Crafter's Companion Products Used: Crafter's Companion Country Cottage Decorative Template (this has just sold out -- sorry!), Signature Collection Contemporary Christmas 'Stylish Tree' and 'At Christmas Time'Sara Signature English Country Garden Collection 'Cottage Window', Signature Collection Autumn Morning 'Picket Fence', Die'sire Essentials 'Ovals'Crafter's Companion Printable Vellum, Crafter's Companion Acetate, Crafter's Companion Textures Embossing Folder 'Dry Stone Wall', Sheena Douglas Stamping Card, Diamond Press 'Love Today' Stamp & Die set, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock Pack - Silver, Collall All Purpose Glue, Collall Tacky Glue

Other: Colour Cloud 'Summer Sky', A3 White Card, Rectangle Die, Battery Tea Light, Manual Die cutting Machine, Toy Stuffing, Silver Thread, Pink and Blue Cardstock, Faux Snow, Brad, Foam, Glitter

Tip: Toy packing makes excellent an smoke effect - just scrunch and mould it to make it look more realistic.

Don't forget....if you want to see more Crafter's Companion creations made my lovely teamies why not join our Facebook page - just search for Crafter's Companion UK or USA, and for more magazine inspiration definitely checked out the Crafters' Companion Inspiration Magazine group.

Just a little heads up...we are also on Twitter, Instagram and have a Pinterest Board, so why not follow us.I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there or if you have any questions about the products - I'd love to hear from you :)

I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

Challenge Entered:

Hugs & kisses

x Janine x

Friday, 30 December 2016

Crafter's Companion 'Inspirers' Design Team - Baby Box Project

Hi everyone

Well I'm here today (erm tonight!) to share one of my Crafter's Companion Inspirers Design Team project with you. This one I made a little while ago but didn't get chance to blog...and there will be more like this to follow. The end of November and December is always a really busy time for me, as I have 2 special birthday to create for...my hubbie and daughter. So I'm a bit behind with my blogging. So you'll see quite a few Crafter's Companion projects over the next few weeks --- I hope you like them.


So here's a pop-up box I created in November using Sara's Signature Collection - Little Angel. I adore this collection, the dies cut beautifully and are visually pretty. So if you like them, get them while they're still in stock. 💛



 

Here's What I Did
I used an A4 sheet of blue card to create the box and white card for the embossed panels.

To help you make a box I have designed a few templates using different measurements types for you - click the link here to go to my Box Card Templates.  The instructions are a bit lengthy...sorry, but they do have illustrations. You can open, download and/or save it.

FYI, if you want to make the box height and/flaps slightly larger or smaller just increase or decease the measurements I've given you. Any questions just email me...have fun!

After creating my box I made the panels using white card. I cut the panels to size then embossed them using a pretty dotted clouds embossing folder, then edged each one with blue distressing ink. and glued them in place. Using lemon, blue and white card I die cut lots of baby embellishments, stars and clouds, and attached them all to the struts inside the box using strips of acetate.

The sentiment was stamped and die cut into an oval then matted onto a larger oval which I edged with glitter. The sentiment and a few baby die cuts were added to the side panels. To finish off I attached 2 pearls and a butterfly to the sentiment.

Here's What I Used
Crafter's Companion Products - Sara's Signature 'Little Angels' Collection (Baby Carriage, My First Outfit, Baby Accessories, Dotty Clouds Embossing Folder), Diamond Press 'Clouds', Sheena Douglass White Stamping CardDiamond Press Stamp & Die Set 'Love Today' Stamp & Die Set, Crafter's Companion Sentimentals 'Greetings - Baby Stamps',  Crafter's Companion Acetate

Other: Blue & Lemon Card, Buttons, Pearls, Tumbled Glass Distressing Ink, Gold Pen, Manual Die Cutting Machine

Don't forget....if you want to see more Crafter's Companion creations made my lovely teamies why not join our Facebook page - just search for Crafter's Companion UK or USA, and for more magazine inspiration definitely checked out the Crafters' Companion Inspiration Magazine group.

Oh yes...we're also on Twitter, Instagram and have a Pinterest Board, so why not follow us. I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there or if you have any questions about the products - I'd love to hear from you :)

I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

Challenge Entered:

Hugs & kisses

x Janine x

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Sweet Stampin' Design Team Card - Santa Claus

Hello and good morning everyone ---

Wow it's another Saturday is here, were is the time going? On a good note though, it's Christmas Eve and Sweet Stampintime...yay!!

So I'm here to share my latest and my last Design Team Challenge card for Sweet Stampin' with you. I've decided to step down from the team to concentrate on family and on other projects. I have been on the Design Team for over 3 years, and the girls are such a fabulous and supportive lot and I'm going to miss them like mad - but it's time for me to move on. Big hugs girls x

So our fab theme this week is 'Santa Claus' and I'm using a very festive rubber stamp from Crafter's Companion called  'Santa's Helper'. For my last SS card and it being so close to Christmas I wanted to create a simple card that says it all. I used Zig Clean Color pens which I'm still getting to grips with so please excuse my patchy colouring, I'm hoping with a bit more practice I'll be fine.  Thanks for looking - and a MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL and a PEACEFUL 2017 




 
Don't forgot to enter our challenge you must include a stamped element on your card/project, follow our theme and link back to the Sweet Stampin' blog for a chance to win a prize! 
 
Here's What I Did
First I matted an A5 card with red card. Next I stamped my Santa and sentiment onto a piece of watercolour card and cut it to size then rounded the bottom corners. Using Zig Color pens I coloured the Santa and reindeer in full strength colours, however in certain areas I used water to lighten the pigment as they're water based pens. 

When everything was dry I added glitter to the Santa's beard, fur and some of the ground, then using a white pen I added dots to the baubles and the reindeers blanket.

To complete the card I added the topper to the card front, along with a few glitter gloss drops. 

Here's What I Used
Stamp: 'Santa's Helper ' from Crafter's Companion
Paper & Cardstock (CS): A5 Scallop Card Blank, Red CS, Crafter's Companion Watercolour Card
Zig Clean Color Pens: Flesh Color, Light Pink, Carmine Red, Bright Yellow, Yellow, Brown, Dark Brown, Beige, Gray, Blue Gray, Light Gray, Light Green, Green
Other: Glitter, Glitter Gloss Drops, Black Fineliner Pen
 
So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Santa Claus' challenge we'd love to see your entries. 

This week's prize is from Funkykits

Thank you so much for dropping by and why not leave me a message to say hi :)

Challenges entered: 

Hugs
x Janine x

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Sweet Stamping Design Team Card - Animals

Hello and good morning everyone ---

Well it's Saturday and Sweet Stampintime and it's only 2 weeks to Crimbo......whoopeee!!

So I'm here to share my latest Design Team Challenge card with you. Our fab theme this week is 'Animals' and I'm using a very cute digi stamp from All Dressed Up called  'Christmas Reindeer'. I decided on a CAS card we could be easily recreated for batch making especially for this time of year. I used alcohol pens to colour in the image and Colour Cloud inks for the background ...these are my new toy and I love them. Merry Christmas and thanks for looking




 
Don't forgot to enter our challenge you must include a stamped element on your card/project, follow our theme and link back to the Sweet Stampin' blog for a chance to win a prize! 
 
Here's What I Did
I covered a 6" x 6" card blank front with lilac patterned paper with I edged with distressing ink. Next I printed the reindeer onto colouring card and die cut it into an oval. I coloured the reindeer with Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens.

I printed the reindeer again onto copier paper and fussy cut out to create a mask, using removable tape this was placed over the image along with an paper oval to mask out a snowy base for the reindeer to stand on. The sky and the ground was inked using Colour Clouds in pink and blue shades.

I added glitter and glitter pens to the ground, baubles and snowflakes.

To complete the card I added a few punched out stars and added the topper to the card front using foam tape, and pearls were added at the top and bottom.

Here's What I Used
Digi Stamp: ADU Christmas Reindeer can be found here 
Dies: Tonic 'Layer Squares,' 'Pinhole Squares' and 'Home Sweet Home' 
Paper & Cardstock (CS): 6" x 6" Card Blank, LOTV 'Bonnets & Bowties', Joanna Sheen Satin Colouring CS, Lilac CS, White Glitter Paper
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens: GB2, GB4, GB7, LY1
Leonie Pujol Sparkle Pens: Iris, Lavender
Other: Lilac Pearls, Glitter, Dusty Concord Distressing Ink, Glitter, Colour Cloud - Rose Pink, Summer Sky
 
So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Animals' challenge we'd love to see your entries. 

This week's prize is 'All Dressed Up' digi stamp

Thank you so much for dropping by and why not leave me a message to say hi :)

Challenges entered: 

Hugs
x Janine x

Monday, 5 December 2016

Mind Crafternoon Blog Hop

Good Crafternoon Everyone

Welcome to our fun Blog Hop in aid of the fabulous charity Mind. We aim to help a raise awareness of mental health issues and of money. If you would like a prize for joining in the blog Hop read on.

The blog hop starts on 12pm on 5th December and finishes on 9th December at 5pm,
https://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/blog/2016/12/05/mindcrafternoon/
  Each of the Crafter's Companion designers have created a project along with some tutorials to get people into craft and show what you can create with a little knowhow. As part of the Blog Hop event each of the Designers will have an individual prize to win - it will be a stamp/die or elements that has been used in their project. If for any reason the item is out of stock you will receive a voucher code instead).

To be in with a chance to win a prize you must leave me a comment and your email address, otherwise I will not be able to contact you. Winners of the blog prizes will be announced on my blog and on the Crafter's Companion UK Facebook page. Good Luck!

HERE ARE WAYS YOU CAN HELP
  • Join in on our online fundraiser..get crafting!
  • Buy a Crafter's Companion raffle ticket (100% proceeds go the Mind charity donate here!)
  • Download your materials each day to be able to craft along with our videos (100% of proceeds go to the Mind Charity donate here!)
  • Follow our Mind blog hop for inspiration
  • Join in and 'Name the Crafter's Bear' (100% of proceeds go to the Mind Charity - donate here)...if you guess the name correctly you can win the bear, plusthe entire Sheena Douglass 60's Collection launching on the 8th December!
So Spread the word!

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 Right back to the Blog hop - you should
have arrived from Soraya
 
Soooo, to get you in the blog hopping mood I've created a sparkly Christmas card for the occasion. I've designed it so it's mainly mats and layers which can be easily replicated and a gorgeous glitter die cut star on top. If you wish to save time for batch making purposes or to reduce your postage costs (if posting it out) simply exclude some of the layers.

 
 I Used:
Crafter’s Companion Supplies: Crafter's Companion Silver Luxury Card Pack, Die'sire 'Shine Bright' Die, Die'sire Essential Only Words 'Merry Christmas' Die, Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card, Gemini Machine

 Other Supplies: 6" X 6" Card blank, Gems, Foam pads, Collall Glue

Here's the tutorial to recreate my card -
Step 1: Use white card, silver matt mirror and a piece of silver glitter card and a 6” x 6” card blank. 
Step 2: From the silver glitter card die cut a large star. Then cut 3 square mats from the matt silver card in the following sizes – 5½” x 5½”, 5” x 5” and 4½” x 4½”. Next cut 3 square mats from the white card in the following sizes – 5¼” x 5¼”, 4¾” x 4¾” and 4¼” x 4¼”.

TIP – To avoid confusion write the size of the mats in pencil on the back of each of them.
 
Step 3: On your card base glue the 5½” x 5½” silver mat directly onto the front, then on top of it add the white 5¼” x 5¼” mat, then the silver 5” x 5” mat, and finally the 4¾” x 4¾” white mat.

Next glue the white 4¼” x 4¼” mat on top of the silver 4½” x 4½” mat and add them both to the card base using foam pads to give it a little height. 
Step 4: Using glue carefully add the glitter star onto the topmost mat.

Step 5: From a piece of white card create a fishtail banner – approx 4” x ½” and cut 2 inverted ‘v’s’ at each end. Glue a die cut ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment in the centre. Lightly run the banner through your fingers to give it a slight curve, add glue just at the tail ends and attach it across the star.
 
Step 6: To finish off add a gem in each corner and a few around the die cut star.

I used:
Crafter's Companion Products: Silver Luxury Card Pack, Die'sire 'Shine Bright' Die, Die'sire Essential Only Words 'Merry Christmas' Die, Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card, Gemini Machine

Other: 6" X 6" Card blank, Gems, Foam pads, Collall Glue

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 Your next hop is to the wonderful Laney
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Just in case you get along along the way - this is your Blog Hop journey:


Have a wonderful time and enjoy!
 
Hugs
x Janine x

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Sweet Stampin' Design Team Card - Got The Blues?

Hello and good morning everyone ---

Well it's Saturday and Sweet Stampintime...yay!!

So I'm here to share my latest Design Team Challenge card with you. Our fab theme this week is 'Got The Blues?' I had to think about this one though, so after a little umming and arring (I think I've spelt those right) I decided to create a picture in shades of blue inside a frame. The fab little bird and house are from an MFT stamp set that I've had for months but never got around to using. The glittery 'hello' sentiment was made using some beautiful blue glitter card and a fab die from Diamond Press (available from Crafter's Companion). IRL this is super sparkly but hard to capture on camera. Thanks for looking 💖





Don't forgot to enter our challenge you must include a stamped element on your card/project, follow our theme and link back to the Sweet Stampin' blog for a chance to win a prize! 

Here's What I Did
I covered a 6" x 6" card blank front with pretty patterned paper. Next I die cut a fancy circle from white card and 2 pieces of funky foam, these were all glued together to create a frame. I did the same thing for the 'hello' sentiment - one layer cut from blue glitter card and one from funky foam, and glued together.

From watercolour card I die cut a circle and added distressing ink around the edge and into the centre, leaving some areas white. I over stamped the background with splodges and splashes to give a tone-on-tone effect, and then added splashes of glitter pen.

I stamped the bird, butterfly and house onto the watercolour card circle making sure I left sufficient room fore the 'hello' sentiment. The images were then water coloured and glittered up using pens. The frame was glued onto the background circle and the sentiment was then glued on the inside.

To complete the card, the topper was added to the card front and sequins and gems were added.

Here's What I Used
Stamp: MFT 'I'm Tweet On You', MFT 'Distressed Pattern'
Dies: Diamond Press (from Crafter's Companion) 'Hello & Butterflies', MFT Die-namics 'Stitched Circle Scallop Frame'
Paper & Cardstock (CS): 6" x 6" Scallop Card Blank, Sheena Douglass White Stamping CS, White Funky Foam, Blue Glitter CS, Crafter's Companion Watercolour CS, LOTV 'Shabby Shack'
Zig Clean Color Pens: Persian Blue, Cobalt Blue
Leonie Pujol Sparkle Pens: Ice Drop, Aquamarine
Other: Gems, Sequins, Black Fineliner Pen

So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Got The Blues' challenge we'd love to see your entries. 

This week's prize is Live And Love Crafts

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x Janine x