Saturday 20 April 2013

Sitting Gorjuss

Here's pic of a new card made for my niece.  This was such a dream to colour, however I did have a few problems sorting out the layout, mainly lining up my new border dies....but I got there in the end. It's a 6 x 6 card base so it was a nice area to work on. I just love blue and brown together...warm but fresh.

Here's what I used:
Stamp: Gorjuss by Docrafts 'Top Of The World'
Paper: DCWV 'Linen Closet', Brown and Turquoise CS (Hobbycraft bargain for £10)
Distressing Ink: Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint
Dies: Spellbinder Borderabilities A2 Curved Border One, Britannia 'Multi Rose', Cheery Lynn Design 'Flourish Leaf Strip'
Other: Vintage button
Copics: Skin - E11, E02, E00, E000, Pinny & Tights - E40, E41, E43, E47, Dress - BG10, BG15, BG49, Hair - Y21, Y23, Y38, E37

I've just added my card in the following challenges:
The Cutie Pie Challenge (Clean and Simple)
The Sugar Bowl (Anything Goes)

Hope you like and thanks for visiting.

Why not leave me a message to say hi!
Janine XX

Saturday 13 April 2013

What's Up Doc

Made for a commission for a friend who's son is turning 21 and a student doctor. I have to say this was a real challenge; I knew what I wanted it to look like but I couldn't find the right type of template to either draw around or cut it out with my machine. I wanted it to be a A5 card size so it would look a bit more substantial. So as a true crafter I designed my own, you know what they say 'necessity is the mother of invention'.

I used MTC software and joined, tweaked and extracted shapes to get the final looking white coat.  For the background shirt I used part of an Arty Farty 'Birty Shirt' template, and the tie is a knotted piece of bias binding tape. I added a few buttons down the front to give a bit of realism.  The stethoscope was a free svg file which I dissected to make it look like it went around the collar, unfortunately it's not to scale due to the way it was originally drawn. Maybe I'll design my own for future use. The pocket sentiment was computer generated and cut out.  I used foam tape to created high and depth on every section of the card.  I have to admit I am so happy with the end result.  My friend was really pleased with the card, she had no idea what she wanted so it was a happy surprise....hopefully her son will feel the same. 

I hope you like it.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you'll visit me again.

Janine XX

FOOTNOTE - I have been emailed many times by lovely people wanting me to make a similar card for a family member or friend, who is planning to be or has graduated as a doctor etc. Unfortunately I am unable to do this because I no longer own the cutting machine or have the pattern used to make it. I'm really sorry!

Monday 8 April 2013

My Papercraft Inspiration Entry

This is the card I've just sent to Papercraft Inspirations.

They always ask you to send in cards showing what you've made using your magazine freebie. Well in April's  Issue (No 111), the freebie was a Country Companions stamp set and papers.  So here's what I made with them. I stamped and coloured him with copics and a few prisma pencils to add a little shadow.  All the floweres were handmade.

Here's what I used:
Image: Country Companions stamp set freebie from Papercraft Inspirations magazine
Distressed Ink: Tumbled Glass
Cardstock: Freebie daisy paper from Papercraft Inspirations magazine, Pale Green, Yellow and Kraft card
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs 'Flourish Leaf Strip, Britannia Medium 'Multi Flower Rose' (024), Marianne Creatables Rose Swirl (LR0162), Spellbinder Edgeabilities
Copics: FUR - E41, E53, E33, E35, Y28 / EARS - R000, R11, R32, R02, BV31 / TOP & BOOTS - YR31, YR23, YR15, YR07, 0 / BOOT SOLES - BV31, BV23, BV25, / FLOWERS - B60, BV000, B97,Y11, Y08, Y17, Y28, YR04, 0 / LEAVES & GRASS - YG11, YG17, YG67, 0  / BUTTERFLIES - BV31, BV23, BV04, BV000, Y11, Y08, Y17, Y28, YR04, 0 / AROUND IMAGE - B000, 0
Other: Pearls, Ribbon and Stickles glitter, Prismacolor Pencils

Wish me luck. 
Hope you like it and thanks for dropping by.

Janine XX

Update13/4/13 - I thought I would retake the awful photos I look of the Country Companion samples and replace them on this post.  I think they look a lot better.

Sunday 7 April 2013

Spring is in the air

Well hopefully!!! At least the birds think it's spring judging by the dawn chorus that keeps waking me up. :(

Anyway here's my newest contribution - I made it just for me because I loved the image, with absolutely no-one in mind for a change.  I decided to go CAS, nothing too fussy.

This cute fella is a digi stamp from Pachela Studio at Cuddly Buddly which I hand coloured.

Here's what I used:
Digi stamp: Cuddly Buddly - Tumbled Toby 'Just saying hi'
Distressed Ink: Tumbled Glass
Cardstock: First Edition 'Blank Canvas', Pale Green, Yellow and Kraft card
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs 'Flourish Leaf Strip, Britannia Medium 'Multi Flower Rose' (024), Marianne Creatables Rose Swirl (LR0162), Spellbinder Edgeabilities
Copics: FUR - E41, E53, E33, E35, Y28 / EARS & FEET - R000, R11, R32, R02 / CLOTHES - YR31, YR23, YR15, 0 / FLOWERS - Y11, Y08, Y17, Y28, YR04, RV21, RV000, 0 /  LEAVES & GRASS -  YG11, YG17, YG67,  0, YG95 / AROUND IMAGE - B000, 0
Other: Ribbon and Stickles glitter

Hope you like it.