Monday, 19 September 2011

French Foliage

Hi All,

I met up with my long lost 'Buddies' today, (it's been so long - the summer hols got in the way:), we made a variety of cards using this gorgeous stamp set.

One of the designs I have shown you already and another one's been tweaked slightly.

Here's a simple 9.5cm square card, stamped in River Rock and Always Artichoke. The leaf image has been stamped off first and then rolled in the ink pad again to create a darker border around the outside edge.

I just love the autumn season.........isn't nature wonderful; it amazes me how many different colours a leaf can change this is the effect I was hoping to achieve in the making of the next card. (Joesph's Technicolour Dream Coat......I think they call it)

I started off with Whisper White card stock and daubed More Mustard, Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze all over no white could be seen. Then randomly stamped the leaf images in Versa Mark ink, covered this with clear embossing powder and set with the heat tool. (You can just about make the leaf shapes out in the photo)

I then covered the whole card stock in Chocolate Chip ink using my brayer. Don't worry......... when finished just gently rub over with kitchen towel to expose the coloured leaves.

Here's the finished card...........

............hope you've enjoyed, thanks for dropping on by

Jane x

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Happy Birthday

Hi All,

A bright card to wake you up this morning!
It was for another team member who celebrated her birthday at the weekend - Hi Maria!
A collective mix of old and new them all!

On a tight schedule today,
Must dash
Jane x

Friday, 16 September 2011

French Foliage

Hi All,

I've been playing around with this set lately........I just love the stamped image of these leaves....don't you?
The cards are all fairly plain and simple, I was thinking along the lines of 'less is more'. The colours are River Rock, Always Artichoke and Whisper White

with the addition of More Mustard and Ruby Red (now retired).

Hardly any layers due to the constraints of the post office!

Happy Creating

Jane x

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Say 'Hello'

Hi All,

It's so sad when we have to say goodbye to stamp sets and products from the catalogue, but soon you'll be able to 'touch and play' with some lovely 'NEW' products too!

Being a Demonstrator allows you to get your hands on some of the new products a month early. I just love the new border punch and 'in colours'. I've a feeling you'll be seeing me use these a lot in the future.

A very simple design, the 1/8th taffeta ribbon fits through the border perfectly.

This one's slightly more complicated, I cut the border into a frame shape. Have you spotted the new stamp sets yet?

Happy stamping,

Jane x

Friday, 9 September 2011

What's This?

Hi All,

Can you believe it?..............just had to take a husband using stamps.......he must be feeling poorly!I mustn't get too excited, it had nothing to do with paper craft........he's cleaning off an old alphabet set after labeling some of his machinery in the garage!!

Untill next time,

Jane x

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Say 'Goodbye'

Hi All,

Here are a couple of quick cards in 2 colour choices.
They are simply embossed, stamped with a sentiment and layered onto the base card.
In both cases the ribbons are'll have to be quick, some of the supplies are running out fast.

In Regal Rose..........

......and Night of Navy.

Happy Crafting

Jane x

Monday, 5 September 2011

My Swap

Hi All,

I spent the weekend with 'crafty' friends; we attended a SU training session in Leeds on Saturday afternoon.

This is the swap I's a gift tag and card topper

I know it's not Christmas, but like a good 'Girl Guide' I want to be prepared!!

Happy Crafting

Jane x

Friday, 2 September 2011

I'm Back!

Hi All,

I decided to continue the holiday mode and took a break from blogging..........did you miss me?

I had a great couple of weeks away with the family, camping in Herefordshire. How could you not get relaxed..........waking up to this view from your tent, in the morning. The sun was just coming up, unfortunately you can't see the moon in this photo, but it was so large, round and made you feel great to be alive.

The sunsets were great too.............this was taken on our last evening...........just after we'd heard about the floods back home!

Anyway back to craft. I have still been crafting, but forgot to photo much of the items.........sorry.
This simple card is a good example of how to use up those small scraps of ribbon, you always end up with

Promise I'll try and post more often................the holiday's over!!

Thanks for hanging in there

Jane x