Thursday, 26 November 2009

Just Magnolia - Masking & Mojo Monday No.114

I have created the card for two challenges this week. The first for Just Magnolia and the challenge is masking and the second is a sketch challenge over at Mojo Monday. For the masking I have added the Sleigh and Christmas words to the Tilda image. I have used red bazzill card and My Mind's Eye Wonderful Winter glittered paper. I decided to distress the papers by adding splashes of silver & Pearl embossing powder around the edges after fraying with scissors. I've used stickles glue on the image although not easy to see and on the black ribbon. The only other embellishments are pearl gems placed in the centre of some of the swirls. I have used copics to colour Tilda and they are: E000, E00, E21, E31, E33, E35, E57, B60, B93, YG63, G99, RV000, R11, R27, R46, R59, W7 This is a quick post tonight as I am off out to the Christmas Street Fair that we have in our town. Thanks for looking. Jenny

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Please Kiss Me - everybody Art Challenge No.67

This week over at the Everybody-Art-Challenge blog the theme is Christmas. I have used Magnolia's Tilda with mistletoe for my creation together with the sketch over at Double Dutch. The papers are from My Minds Eye Wonderful Christmas and Victorian Christmas from Dovecraft. I have coloured Tilda using a combination of Ranger distress ink (Broken China, Faded Jeans) and copics. I have used stickles glue to give a little sparkle. I hope you like the card. Jenny

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Stay Warm this Winter - Sketch Saturday & Creative Inspirations

The weather is still really bad here in Oxforshire so lucky for me I have managed to fit in a day of crafting. I have made this card to enter into the Sketch Saturday Challenge. It's a great sketch and everything came together really quickly. I am also going to enter it into the Creative Inspirations challenge which is sparkle. I have used My Minds Eye Signature Christmas papers. I just love the colours in this book and some of the papers can be used for everyday cards. The image was part of a freebie set of stamps in a magazine. The image is quite small so to fit in with the sketch I distressed some of the backing paper and coloured the edges. I have used glitter glue for the snow although it may not be apparent at first glance. I created the sentiment in Word and cut it out using Nestabilities Label 1. The holly is a stamp and I have coloured it using Copics. Finally the trees are die cuts that I had in the drawer and I have used stickles for the snow. I can't remember the copics I used because stupidly I put them away in an attempt to tidy my work area only to realise I hadn't made a note of them. Thanks for taking the time to view my artwork. Please leave a comment if you have time as I love to read your comments, good or bad! Jenny

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Double Dutch - Tilda with Mistletoe

This card has been created using one of my new images purchased at the NEC. The Magnolia image is so cute and a dream to colour. I have made this card using the sketch over at the Double Dutch Challenge blog. It's an excellent sketch and I really enjoyed using it. The papers are My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter Glittered Paper and they are beautiful. It breaks my heart to use them! I have put a little faux stitching on the card. I had intended on using the sewing machine but absolutely hate sewing and the machine knows it so it kept clogging up. It was either cry with frustration or draw the stitching, suffice to say the sewing machine has gone back in its box and put out of sight. I have used stickles glitter glue on the image but it difficult to see in the picture. I apologise for the quality. It is raining so hard here today and is so dark that even with the lights on I couldn't get the sparkle to show up very well. To make the card: Card/Paper 6x6" white card base, My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter Glittered paper, Bazzill card (it doesn't have a name on it but the colour is a rust colour), Image stamped on Bristol Board 250gsm (115lb) Medium Ranger Distress Inks - Tattered Rose & Broken China Copics - B00, B02, B12, C1, E000, E00, E21, E31, E35, E57, RV000, R20, R11, G05, G07, G14, W1, W3 White Pen Stickles Glue - Pink & Pearlescent Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog. Jenny

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Everybody Art Challenge #66 - Tilda with Pig

This week over at the Everybody Art Challenge blog is a sketch for you to follow. Making this card was a challenge for me because for some reason I struggle making cards with circles and curves, madness I know. There is another office birthday coming up so no doubt this creation will be going to a good home. The stamp I have used is new and I picked it up from the Magnolia stand at the NEC last Saturday. It was tough getting to the stand but I persuvired and it payed off. In fact the place was heaving and I can't say I enjoyed it. I usually take a day off work to go on the Thursday or Friday and although busy at least you can get to look at things. I don't think I will make the same mistake next March. To make the card I have used: Card/Paper - 6x6" card, Orange Bazzill, Dapper Design 4 (doublesided) by All My Memories. Image - Magnolia - Tilda with Pig, Kars Ollyfant - Robin, Sentiment - freebie from a magaine. Embellishments - Paper flowers, Sticks, Sequins & Pearls. Tools - Spellbinder cirlce dies, Scissors - scallop design Inks - Ranger Brushed Corduroy Copics - E000, E00, E11, E31, E35, E37, B00, B02, B45, BG10, R00, R02, R11, R20, Y38, YR16 YR31, YR68, W1, W3, W5, 0 Thanks for looking and please leave a comment if you have time. Jenny

Monday, 16 November 2009

Skating On Thin Ice - Copic Colour Challenge #39 & Friday Sketchers #78

Here is my first Christmas card which is surprising for me as I never think about Christmas until well into December. It must be something in the water here in Oxfordshire. I have created this card to enter into two challenges, Copic Colour Challenge and Friday Sketchers. This weeks copic colour challenge is to use G05 Emerald Green, R29 Lipstick Red and Y08 Acid Yellow, a very bold combination. The sketch is from Friday Sketchers. I've kept the card simple so that the image is the main focus. To make the card I have used: Card/Paper - 6x6" , Red Pearlescent paper, My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter Glittered Paper. Images - Kars Ollyfant Winter Stamps. Medium - Copics - E000, E00, E11, E29, E31, E35, E37, E49, BG01, BG05, BG10, BG49, G02, G05, G14, G94, R17, R20, R29, R59, C1, C3, C5, Y08, W3, W5, 0 Ink - Colorbox - Sky Blue Embellishments - Ribbon, Snowflake (from stash), Flower made using prima flowers and sizzix sparkle die. Glitter for the snow. Thanks for looking and please leave a comment if you get time. Jenny

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Everybody-Art-Challenge No. 65 - Distressing

I am so shocked and happy, I have made it onto the Everybody-Art-Challenge Design Team. As this is the first design team I have ever been part of and know nothing about Yahoo Groups, this weekend has been a steep learning curve. To add to my confusion the group is in German and although I studied the language for A-Level, that was 20 years ago and have forgotten everything. Thank goodness for google translate! This weeks challenge is to make something using the distressing technique. I have chosen to make a card using the colour scheme black, red, silver and white and have used last weeks sketch #64. To make the card I have used: Card/Paper - 6x6" white card, Bristol Board Extra Smooth 250gsm, Basic Grey Scarletts Letter (Black), Pine Cone Press textured card stock PP9172 (Red), Oriental patterned paper, Stardream paper (Silver) Image - Manga 2 - Sugar Nellie (Funky Kits), Sentiment - clear stamp free in a magazine Medium - Copic Ciao - E00, E21, E20, R32, R37, R59, C1, W1, W3, Ranger Distress Inks - Mahogany (background), Black (edges) Gelly Roll white pen (to distress the flower) Dies/ Embossing - Nestabilities Label Four, Cuttlebug Circles Embossing folder (black background and flower) Tools - Scissors to fray the edges of the paper, Emery board to remove some of the colour off of the embossed design Embellishment - Lace, Graphite satin ribbon, red grosgrain ribbon, red gems, red flower from stash Check out the inspirational designs from the other design team members. A direct link to each of their blogs can be found on my side bar. I hope you like my card. Please leave a message if you have time as its always nice to receive feedback and visit all your blogs. Jenny

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Tri Fold Card & Two Challenges

I have made this card for my Niece. Her birthday is not until December so I am well ahead of myself for a change. It's called a tri fold card and although looks complicated is very easy. It must be it has only taken me a couple of evenings to finish. To make the shape: 1. Cut a piece of 12x12 card across and 5.5" down 2. Score at 2", 4", 8" and 10" 3. Cut two lines horizontally 1.5" down from the longest outside edge (top and bottom) 4. Now bend the score lines using mountain and valley folds (1st fold up, 2nd down, 3rd up and 4th down) 5. Decorate however you please. More in depth instructions with pictures are available on the splitcoaststampers website. I am going to enter this design for two challenge blogs. The first being Mos Digital Challenge No. 4. The spec was to create a card using any folds other than a standard A2 fold and to use one of Mo's digital stamps. This isn't difficult as all of Mo's designs are excellent and a dream to colour. The 2nd challenge is week 7 photo inspiration over at the Basic Grey Challenge Blog. See the picture below. Items used: Paper/Card - Bazzill silver card, Basic Grey Bittersweet paper Image - Mo's digital pencil too, "End of Summer" & Crafty Individuals - Butterflies Medium - Copics G94, YG11, YG03, E000, E21, E35, E37, E50, E51, B00, BG10, C1, C3, C5, R11, R20, R27, R32, R37, R59, 0 Ranger Distress Ink - Aged Mahogany Embellishments - Gingham ribbon, Prima flower and paper flower both coloured with copics, Charm and wire flowers from my stash. Thanks for looking at my design. Jenny