Sunday 30 June 2013

Choo Choo Train

Here's a sweet A5 card made for my step-dad's birthday, which is today.  Happy Birthday Frank!

He's such a great digi image and I'd had my eye on him for some time as my step-dad loves trains. So beautifully drawn my Mo Manning, and if you've not visited her digi stamp should! He was such a dream to colour. I printed him out 4 times, coloured him with my Copic pens, cutout and layered up.

Here's what I used:
Die: Xcut Oval
Embossing Folder:
Digi Stamp: 'The Engineer' by Mo Manning
Copics: Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11 - Overall/Shoes/Hat: E41, E31, E33, E37, E57 - Smoke: CO, CO2, CO5 - Scarf/Socks/Label: R000, R17, R27, R59 - Shirt: YR000, YR00 - Train: CO, CO2, CO3, CO5, R000, R17, R27, R59 - Track: E31, E33, E35, E47
Distressing Ink: Tea Dye
Other: Polkadoodles Ticket Stubs, Serif CA2, Computer generated sentiment, Bakers Twine, Cardboard Dots

Hope you like it and thanks for dropping by.
Why not leave me a comment - I'd love to hear from you.
Janine X

Saturday 29 June 2013

My Papercraft Inspirations Entry


Here's the Papercraft Inspirations magazine issue 114 showing the card I made, the actual card and my prize. Yey!!  I have to admit I felt dead chuffed when they let me know it was going to be in.

Thank you everyone who left kind comments on my blog and on Docrafts. You're all stars!!

Janine X

Saturday 22 June 2013

A Hint Of Summer

Well it's been a busy month for cards.  Here's another one I made, this time for my mum's birthday.

I decided to make it a summery colour, as her birthday is on the 1st day of summer (21st June). She loves flowers so I tried to find a layout that would incorporate at least one.  Then I spotted a card on Pinterest called 'Kindness' which I loved, it just looks so pretty.  Here's the link to her blog so you can check out my inspiration and how to create the layout -  The cards on her blog are amazing, she's such a talented lady (Linda Duke). I tried to contacted her to ask permission to use her layout but I've had no reply, so I've made sure I've credited her. On my card the flower and buds were all handmade using dies, coloured with distressing ink; and then the pearls were recoloured using a copic pen to tie in with the colour scheme.

Oh BTW...I love, love Pinterest and I can quite happily spend hours looking at pretty things particularly crafting stuff.  Plus I have 4 boards on there myself - click on the Pinterest link on the left hand side to have a peek (you don't have to register or anything).

Here's my offering:
Here's what I used:
Paper/cardstock: First Edition 'Blank Canvas', Cream Parchment card, Green CS
Dies: Sizzix Tattered Florals, Cheery Lynn Designs Flourish B117, Britannia 'Medium Rose Die'
Distressed Ink: Spiced Marmalade
Other: Pearls, Seed Beads, Copic Pen, Computer Generated Sentiment

Thanks for a dropping by, I hope you like it.

Janine X

Saturday 15 June 2013

Happy Father's Day

I want to wish all the dad's out there a Happy Father's Day or as my daughter would say 'Happy daddykins Day'.   I added the scooter card I made for my step-dad yesterday, I hope he likes it. Unfortunately I lost my dad when I was 19 (32 years ago...gulp!) so I'm sending him a big kiss and a hug wherever he is.

Here is the card I made for my daughter to give to my hubbie for Father's Day.  She spotted this image from Mo Manning last year and asked me to make it for her. She's 24 but she'll always be a daddy's girl.  The images was printed  4 times, coloured, cut out and layered up.  I absolutely loved colouring this's sooo cute.
Here's what I used:
Digi stamp: Mo Manning 'Love you daddy'
Papers: First Edition 'Summer Breeze'
Copics: Dad's Shoes: BG10, BG13, E31, E33 / Trousers: E31, E33, E35, E57 / Socks: BG000 / Girl's Hair: E31, E33, E25, E29 / Petticoat & Flowers: Y000, Y00, Y02, Y08 / Card/Watch: Y00, Y02 / Dress:/T-Shirt/Shoes: BG10, BG13, BG49 / Soles: E00, E11 / Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11
Dies: Sizzix framelits 'Hearts', Sizzix framelits 'Squares', Spellbinders Grand Nestibilities 'Scallop Squares'
Other: 8 x 8 Kraft card base, Teal Cardstock, Computer Generated Sentiment, Serif CA2, Buttons, Bakers Twine, Kraft card, 'Tumbled Glass' Distressed Ink

Thanks for calling by.

Janine X

I've Been Busy!

Well last Saturday the Craft Club I started called 'Chit-Chat & Craft' had it's first session..omg I can't believe it's a week ago already.  Well 5 lovely ladies came along (and myself) - we had 2 decoupagers, 2 colourists and 2 knitters.  We had a really good chin-wag about what we like to get up to in our crafting lives, swopped skills and technique etc. We did actually do some crafting as well.  It was so lovely to meet up with like-minded people - they're such a lovely bunch. 

Thanks ladies (Ali, Elizabeth, Jan, Helen and Adel)  - I can't wait to do it again !! Our next session is on Saturday 6th July 10am-3pm.

I've been busy making lots of cards recently.  June is such a busy month for birthdays etc.  So he's what I've been up to........

These are my first offerings - here are 3 quite quick cards I made for my sister-in-law and my step-dad - all were printed from CD onto super smooth decoupage paper. I don't tend to make many regular decoupage cards these days as I like to concentrate on colouring my images instead. But I thought the teddy bears were so cute and the scooter man was such a good one to do for my step-dad for Father's Day, because he likes to zoom about on his scooter like a man possessed.

Here's what I used for them all:
Card: Scalloped white 5 x 5 cardstock, coloured cardstock, My Mind's Eye 'The Sweetest Thing'
CDRom - Just Inklined (I added a bit more colour to the images with my Copics)
Dies: Spellbinder Curved Border
Other: Glue, Glitter and computer generated sentiment, super smooth decoupage paper

I must admit the images doesn't even look like they're decoupage...but they are...I promise!

Hope you like them.

Janine xx