Sunday 31 August 2014

Oooooooooooooops, I missed a day.....

.....don't know where it went!!!

Good morning everyone on this wall to wall blue sunshiny far... I hope all is well in your world...hugs

This morning I have the last of my cards made using that wonderful SU Work of Art  set of stamps, or at least it's the last for now.

I really don't think it needs any explaining because it is so simple. This style is great for batch cards when time is limited. I chose to make mine 7x5, but you cab adapt the design for any size card.
I used TH ditress ink Pine Needles for this one, and the trees are from an old SU set called, I think, Lovely as a tree. Sorry to say I can't remember where the sentiment stamp set is from. I finished of with a smidgin of Glamour Dust on the trees :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday 28 August 2014

Two robin mini cards

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well or getting there...hugs
I woke up to rain again after a beautiful sunny day yesterday, I haven't looked at the forecast so will wait and see how it goes for the rest of the day!

My offering for today is just a pair of 4x4 mini cards using two of my own robin photographs.

I printed the robins onto white linen card.
Two 4x4 card blanks cut from one A4 sheet of the same card.
They are so simple that I don't think any explanation is need of how I made them.
Memory Box circle burst die used
Jackie xx

Tuesday 26 August 2014

SU cards with ribbon

I would say Good morning everyone, but as it is tippling down I will just say Morning!
I hope all is well with in your world despite the rain...hugs

You may have latched on to the fact that I rarely use ribbon on my cards, but as I have a lot of it I thought it was time to use some.  Here are two cards similar to previous ones but with ribbon added!

The method and materials are the same as used on the previous two with the exception of the flower stamps. One is SU and the other is ?????
Everything from stash :o)
Jackie xx

Saturday 23 August 2014

Two more merged images

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well with you and yours...hugs

This mornings cards are both the same winter photograph I took at Elvasto Castle in 2009, with two more Karen's Doodles images that I bought about 2010 and have just now ressurected :o)

The first is Emma Bear, but I cannot remember the name of the snow angel!
A s usual I opened my photograph in PSP and added the images then merged them.
Both are printed onto white linen card the layered onto Red and pewter card respectively and layered onto the base card, which is the same linen card folded and cut to 7x5.
Both are coloured with copic and Sakura pens.
Sentiment stamps are old ones with no name on them :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday 21 August 2014

More from my new SU stamps

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world...hugs

I've been playing with my new set of SU stamps Work of Art and here is a couple of the cards I made (4 all together)

I used plain white card for the bases, folded and cut to 7x5.
I used the offcuts to stamp on with another of the stamps in the set with Broken china and spece marmalade TH distress inpads.
Flowers on both are from Stampendous and I have had them forever (that's only a slight exaggeration LOL).
I used bits from my scrap box for the mats and stamped the flower onto each card as well :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Moose Christmas card Nos. 48 and 49

Good morning everyone, It's feeling a tad Autumnal this morning and I am loving it. I hope all is well in your world, hugs.

I have two cards to share with you today both featuring a digi image merged with one of my photographs. I do so enjoy making this kind of card because it combines my two favourite pastimes, cardmaking and photography :o)

Unfortunately I hade to attache the greeting to cover up the fact I had stamped it upside down straight onto the card LOL.
Both photographs are ones I took in 2009 at Elvaston Castle Country Park.
I opened the pics up in Paint Shop Pro and then added the Moose digi from Karen's Doodles.
I merge them then printed onto white linen card from Papermill Direct.
Coloured with Copics and Sakura pens.
Base card is the same linen card folded and cut to 7x5.
Gold mat is textured card from ?
Red mat is Papermania textured card.
Un-named sentiments stampd on and a smidgin' of Glamour Dust added and Bob's yer Uncle, job done :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday 17 August 2014

SU Christmas

Good morning everyone, 'tis looking very windy out there but it's dry. I hope you are all well or getting there, hugs.

I have a set of card to share with you today. I cannot claim ownership of the design, I have virtually copied one made by my friend Pauline at an SU workshop. I loved it so it prompted me to buy the stamp set, and these are my take on her card :o)

I found a box of plain white card, about 350gsm,  in my craftroom (as you do) when I was looking for something else. Goodness knows where and when I bought it, but I put it to good use making these cards LOL. 
I folded and cut the cards to 6x6.
I used the same card to stamp my toppers with SU. I inked the stamp then stamped it three times without inking again. All of the stamps used are SU apart from the sentiment on the first one, and that is from a word set by Waltzing Mouse.
Ink pad used on the first is SU but for the other two I used forgotten TH distress inkpads. It's the first time I have ever used distress inks for stamping and I must say I like them. It gives me some more ink colours to play with LOL.
On Pauline's original card, she sprinkled with Frantage, but I haven't got any of that so I just used Glamour Dust on the trees, unfortunately you can't see it on here but it shows up nicely IRL. Luckily I was able to match the inks with card from my box of mxd colours Papermania textured card :o)

Jackie xx

P.S. Did I say dry? Just looked out of the window again and it pouring down!

Thursday 14 August 2014

Been playing with merging again

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world, hugs.

Another photograph, another digi image from Karen's Doodles
Add P.S.P. and this is the result :o)

I had great fun colouring this one in, and I am fairly happy with the result :o)
My usual white linen card folded and cut to 7x5.
Another of my winter photographs taken at Elvaston Castle, opened in Paint Shop Pro and a digi image merged into it.
Coloured with Copics and Sakura pens.
A smidgin of Glamour Dust added.
Red card is bit from the scrap box. 
Sentiment is from an ancient Stamps and Smiles set, and I think the snowflake is from an SU set.
I hope you like this fun card :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday 12 August 2014

Wasn't going to blog this one but HeyHo.....

.....we have to take the rough with the smooth LOL.

Good morning everyone, 'tis very windy but the sun is shining. I hope all is well in your world, hugs.

I regard my offering today as a failure, big time, but decided that it is only fair to show that we all have off days at times. So, here is how NOT to make a card, hopefully I won't have such a bad one again for quite a while!

I love the image and the bubbly backing, but that is where I draw the line!
The image is a freebie Disney colouring page, badly coloured with my watercolour pencils, matted onto pale yellow card from my scrap box.
Base card is white hammered folded and cut to 6x6.
Green card is Papermania textured card embossed with 6x6 Embossalicious folder.
Flutterbies cut and embossed with SU Embosslits from a pink scrap. 
I hope it doesn't offend your sensibilities too much LOL.
Jackie xx

Sunday 10 August 2014

Been playing with my photographs and digi image again.....

.....and this is the first one completed so far!

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

I am off to Macclesfield this afternoon to join my friends crafting, chinwagging, laughing, eating and generally having a wow of a time :o)

On to my card for today, I hope you like it :o) 

I opened one of my winter photographs in PSP and merged this wonderful image from Karen's Doodles with it. 
I printed the finished result onto white linen card and coloured the digi with Copics and Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pens.
Basecard is the same white linen from Papermill Direct, folded and cut to 7x5.
I layered the image onto a scrap of pewter textured card from P.D.A., then onto the basecard.
Sentiment is from an old word set by Woodware, snowflake from a set by SU, stamped with Memento London Fog :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday 7 August 2014

Yet another old stamp

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

I am off to my cousin's today to deliver the golfing card shown earlier, and to go for a pub lunch with her :o)

Still on the theme of using old stamps, here is my card for today.

Base card is my usual white linen, folded and cut to 6x6.
I used a scrap of the same card to stamp this cute snow couple from Panny Black, then coloured them with Copics and Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pens, then cut with Spellbinders and matted onto a scrap of textured silver card. I added a smidgeoun of Glamour Dust for the snow. Star cut with Memory Box die :o)
Jackie xx
Sentiment is from and old Woodware set.
Jackie xx

Tuesday 5 August 2014

Another old stamp

Good morning Bloggers, I hope all is well in your world, hugs.

I have used another old stamp, from the same era as the other one, for today's card, I hope you like it :o)

Another DL card, another Stampendous stamp.
Image coloured with Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pens.
Memory Box corner die cut from a scrap of red glitter card.
White card is my usual linen from Papermill Direct. 
Red card is from the scrap box.
I really am loving using these old stamps :o)
Jackie xx

Sunday 3 August 2014

Been digging out old stamps

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world, hugs. What a lovely sunny morning it is here in the Midlands, unlike the dark grey of yesterday :o)

On the spur of the moment, I had a "digging out" session of old rubber stamps, from more than 7 years ago. I know it's that long because I have been working at Morrison's for 7 1/4 years and they predate that!
Anyway, this is the first card made using one of those stamps, and I am happy to say that it doesn't look old fashioned :o) It is also a long time since I made DL size cards and this stamp lends itself well to this style methinks.

Base card is white linen from Papermill Direct, folded and cut to DL size. 
I used the offcut to stamp on with this fabulous Stampendous image and then coloured with Caran D'Ache watercolour pencils and Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pens, also from the same era as the stamp and still going strong after years of neglect. 
Sentiment is another old Stampendous offering :o)
Jackie xx