Friday 25 April 2014

Surprise prize for coming third.

There are no cards form me this week as I am working on secret cards for a new release of stamps that will be out soon. When I get the go ahead they will be posted here.

This post is just a bit of fun. On Thursday my daughter and I received a parcel from Create and Craft containing a prize for coming third in their birthday card competition. We didn't expect to get a prize at all and where I am very pleased with it my daughter is not so bothered.

She is much more into drawing than die cutting. Yesterday they were selling this set for £35.00 plus £2.99 postage and packing. I will be able to put them to good use.

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Saturday 19 April 2014

A card I made with my daughter came third in the Create and Craft birthday card competition.

We worked on this together one cold Friday afternoon. We cut the heads of all the presenters out of the magazine. My daughter drew all the bodies and all the accessories like the bunting and the glasses. I used my Hougie board to create the tunnel card which ended up about A4 size so we could fit all the presenters in. This type of card has depth and you can create layers. It was shown on the telly on the 2 pm show on Create and Craft on Thursday 17th April  and you can just spot it in a picture of all the cards on their Facebook page.

My other news is that I have been selected to be part of the Creative Studios by Sam Poole design team. My first assignment will be next week.

Creative Studios by Sam Poole

Finally Happy Easter everyone. These two Easter Bunnies live in our house and make lots of mess.

Monday 14 April 2014

A get well card and my stash from Ally Pally.

This is a  quick card to send to someone who has just has an operation. I made the frame by scoring with my Hougie board. The lattice die and the birdcage are Spellbinders and the bird and leaves  a  Marianne die. The flowers were punched and shaped. The  backing paper I had in my stash. Finally the sentiment was one from a set designed by Sam Poole. I promised to make some cards that could be sold at a Macmillan garden party I might use this design.

This is what I bought at Ally Pally on Saturday. I had a brilliant time. I saw demos by Sam Poole, Phill Martin (I helped him by peeling the backing paper off his double sided tape) and Julia Watts. I spoke to Sue Wilson she was making lots of bows. I'm kicking myself because I didn't take any photos they would have been fun to put on here.

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Wednesday 9 April 2014

Owls having fun.

The owl stamps are designed by Sam Poole for Creative Expressions. They are brilliant to work with the detail is amazing. I stamped the owls and sentiment with Black Archival and heat embossed it with a clear embossing powder then I coloured them with Promarkers. I embossed the Beach Trees mask on to a paper with a core that I sanded back and then inked. I used another embossing folder to create the texture on the darker brown card which I also sanded and inked. I cut an aperture with a spellbinders die and then I cut a frame using two dies. Apart from the label die, which came free with a magazine, all the dies I used  are Spellbinders. I used Centura Pearl card for the matting and layering I even used my piercing ruler to pierce the edge of one of the mats.

I had so much fun with these stamps that I had a go at a couple of other projects. I thought I would add the to this post. The decorated heart is a first for me. I was really pleased with the background on the fox card so I didn't add much detail to the card so it wasn't  covered up too much. 

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Wednesday 2 April 2014

A Gorjuss Birthday Card

I bought a small  D0-crafts Gorjuss decoupage kit and I teamed this with some bits from my prize for winning Jill's Challenge(on the Do-crafts site) a couple of weeks ago. This gave me a nice image to work with. I used lots of paper from my stash including some mirror card that I find hard to photograph.  The flowers are leather cut with my Sizzix  Bigz die Tattered florals. I also did some stamping and heat embossing with gold detail embossing  powder. The stamps were some that I got free with a magazine unfortunately I can't remember which one.
 This card is for my daughter her birthday is at the end of May.

Thank you for taking time to look at my blog. Love Jackie