Tuesday, 29 April 2014

A5 Christmas card

Good morning everyone I hope you are well or at least getting there...hugs
Thank you for all the lovely messages about my shoulder pain, I really appreciate them.

My card for today is a tad larger than my usual 7x5. I wasn't too sure about it at first but it has grown on me now  :o)

I embossed the trees with TH emb folder and found that the embossing didn't show up on the green glittercard, so what to do with them?
I decided to hand cut them so at least we can see the shape of the trees, but then they were too big for a 7x5 card!!!
After some deliberation and lots of placing and moving them around this is the result.
Papermill Direct white linen card folded to A5.
pearlised card embossed with (no name) embossing folder then layered onto plain greed card from PDA, which was in turn layered onto the card base.TH trees and Memory Box glued on, then Woodware sentiment added, and that's all there is to this very simple card folks :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Tattered floral

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well or getting there...hugs
I've been rummaging in my stash and thought it was about time I used some papers. I haven't bought any for 5 years but still have lots of them!
Everything used in the making of this card is from stash.

I used white hammered card from the PMS folded and cut to 6x6 for the base card.
I covered the card with what I think is Basic Grey paper, but there is no name on it so I can't be sure!
The flower is a TH Tattered Floral die cut, and the edges are inked with Big and Juicy.
Foliage is a Memory Box die cut from a scrap of PDA card.
Sentiment is stamped with My Creative Time.
The gem is from some I bought way back in the mists of time :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Magnificent magnolia

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well or getting there {{{{{hugs}}}}}

Quite a wet morning here but it doesn't feel cold! I hope it brightens up a bit before we have to go for Stephen's speech therapy session! I had to take his photo yesterday and shrink it down to passport size, so we can apply for a bus pass for him, so we will be going to the Long Eaton Town Hall after therapy, the two places are only about 200 yards apart so that's very handy for him.

Onto my card for today. I always think that magnolias look magnificent against a blue sky, hence my title :o) 

I folded and cut plain white card to 6x6. Had the card so long that I cannot remember where I got it!
Pearlised card panel cut with Marianne die, then embossed with Embossalicious folder.
Magnolia printed onto Papermania textured card then cut with Spellbinders, as is the pink mat. 
Leaves cut with Memory Box die, also from Papermania textured card.
Pearls coloured with Copic pen :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Christmas card #6

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well or getting there {{{{{hugs}}}}}
We have gone from brilliant sunshine yesterday to miserable, grey and wet today :o(

My title says #6 but I have actually made more Christmas cards, just not been putting them on in the right order LOL, I made this one several weeks ago.

Papermill hammered white card folded and cut to 6x6.
Pearlised card embossed with Embossalicious 6x6 folder, then lightly chalked.
Snowman is one of my favourite stamps from ? I have had it for years. Coloured with copics and cut with Spellbinders die, then attached with sticky foam pads to lift it. Stars cut from blue glittercard scrap with Memory Box die. Snowman finished off with a smidgin of Glamour Dust.
Very quick and simple card :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Last of my aperture cards for the time being

Good morning all, I hope you have a wonderful Easter Day, hugs.
Sorry it's sucha  short post, it hurts to sit here for too long!
Today's offering is #4 of 4 so no more aperture cards for at least a little while :o)

The materials and method are the same for this one as for the others so I won't go over them again. Please scroll down if you haven't seen the others :o)

Thursday, 17 April 2014

CAS easel card

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world, isn't all this sunshine wonderful.
I hope you all have a lovely Easter :o)

Today's offering is deliberately CAS and I am quite pleased with it.

Papermill Direct white linen card folded and cut to 6x6.
Own dahlia photograph, taken a couple of years ago at Calke Abbey.
Red card is Papermania textured card. 
Image cut and matted with Spellbinders Nesties.
Provocraft corner die cuts.
Flutterbies punched with Martha Stewart.
Sentiment from an old Stamps and Smiles set :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Card for a DC friend who is struggling at the moment.

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world {{{{{hugs}}}}} for all who need or want them.
What a beautiful morning it is with wall to wall blue sky and sunshine, although there was quite a frost when I got up!

I made today's card for for a lovely lady who has some health problems as well as looking after her husband.

I raided my stash for this one, the newest thing I have used is the white linen card from Papermill Direct, and I bought that several months ago!
I folded and cut the card to my favourite 7x5, then edged it with an old EK Success daisy punch which I had forgotten I had, but now I have rediscovered it I shall be using it again.....and again.....and again because it is so pretty!
I punched the flowers with a very old Woodware punch from scraps of card in my bit box. The brads for the flower centres I bought way back in the year dot.
Leaves cut with Memory Box die from a scrap of Papermania textured card.
Sentiment stamped with Versafine inkpad using a stamp from a My Creative Time set.
Jackie xx

Sunday, 13 April 2014

#3 of my 4 aperture cards

Good morning everyone, lovely sunshine here to start the day with, I hope it's the same for you wherever you are. Hugs to those who need or want them :o)

Here is another of my 4 aperture cards, I am spacing them out so you don't get fed up with them LOL.

Although doesn't look like it on here, this is an ivory and brown card.
Papermill Direct linen card folded and cut to 7x5.
Apperture cut with octogon shaped Spellbinder Nestie.
Lattice diecut with Cheery Lynn die.
Flutterby cut with Marianne die.
I inked the edge of the flutterby with Copic pen to give definition against the background.
Unlike the others cards,  my flutterby photographs didn't lend themselves well to converting to sepia so I have just put one of my daisy photographs inside.
Flutterby stamp is from a set by Lyndsay Mason, card candy from stash :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday, 10 April 2014

8x8 rocker card for a friend who is leaving to go back to America.....

.....because the Border Agency, in their wisdom (not), decreed that after 12 years of being legal here, working and paying her taxes, she has suddenly become an illegal alien!!!!! Our crafting group will miss her very much :o(  Bon Voyage Brenda.

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world. {{{{{hugs}}}}} for those who need or want them.

Strangely enough, I didn't make this card specially for my friend, but when she saw it she loved it so much that I decided that would be the one to give to her, even the lily is weeping for her :o)

All card used is Papermania textured.
Own photograph of course.
Spellbinder Grand Nesties used for nearly all the card cutting, plus Cheery Lynn foliage die.
Nothing else I can say about it really so I hope you like it :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

.....and this is what I made with my belated birthday present

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world. Here's some hugs for those who want or need them {{{{{hugs}}}}}

Well, as the title suggests, here is my card for today. What a lovely crisp image from the fabulous Woodware stamps inked up with Versafine.

Base card is white hammered from the Papermill Direct. I bought one of those huge boxes filled with white and ivory about 4 years ago and I still have lots left because I only use it if I am covering the card with paper etc which I don't do very often!
The other stamps I used are Lavinia. I did the stamping after I had inked the plain white card up with Big and Juicy inkpad.
Sentiment is from a stamp set by My Creative Time. Image was layered onto plain black card before being attached to the base card :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Belated birthday present.....

.....from a dear friend.
Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world. Here's some hugs for those who want or need them {{{{{hugs}}}}}
Not a card for today, but a wonderful gift. 

I loved the concertina wallet so much that I decided to have a go myself. I measured all the bits on this one and here is the result!

Everything used in the making of it was from stash.
The red card was a 12x12 sheet from who knows where!
The striped card is MME from a 12x12 pad I bought about 4 years ago in a sale at PDA.
Flower and leaves made using McGill and Xcut punches.
Fastener from small round punches. I am quite pleased with the result :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Another aperture card.....

.....this time in colour.
Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world. Hugs for anyone who wants or needs them {{{{{hugs}}}}}
This is the second of my aperture cards, and once again my own photograph is inside, I hope you like it :o)

Once again the base card is white linen from Papermill Direct, folded and cut to 7x5.
Aperture cut with Spellbinder's Nestie.
Cheery Lynn lattice die cut from pearlised card bought at Donington a couple of years ago (I bought 130 sheets for £13).
Foliage cut with Memory Box die and flowers punched with Woodware. 
Sentiment is part of a stamp set from My Creative Time.
White pearls from stash.
I took the lily photograph way back in 2007.
Nothing new was used in the creation pf this card :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Aperture card with poppies

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world, {{{{{hugs}}}}} for those who want or need them.

I have made 4 of my own aperture cards and here is the first of them :o)

Ivory linen card from the Papermill shop before they all closed, folded and cut to 7x5, then I used a Spellbinders Nestie to create the aperture.
Cheery Lynn trellis die cut behind the aperture.
Memory box flower die cuts, brown card candy and creamy pearl.
Sentiment is from a My Creative Time stamp set.
Own white poppy photograph changed to sepia inside :o)
Jackie xx