Monday, 23 December 2013
And now I'm off to do some christmas baking. I would like to take this chance to wish you all a very merry christmas and a wonderful new year. Please remember to keep your eye on the blog so that you can share in all the exciting new goodies that will be here in the new year. Take care and happy crafting...Genny
Monday, 16 December 2013
Good afternoon everyone..Genny here. I'm lucky enough to be sharing images from The Rachelle Anne Miller Collection again. This double crom is available from Julie here at JB Crafting-Supplies. As I've said before these two cds are absolutely packed with wonderful images and crafting possibilities. The card above features the image from another of the design sets on the cd. For the card I have used one of the toppers, a sheet of a matching backing paper and one of the many matching borders. The greeting comes from a sheet of greetings on the cd. You can print out a whole sheet of mixed greetings..which can be used with all your other crafting. I have just added some flowers from my stash. The topper featuring this really cute little mouse is one of 5 that print out on a sheet..going to show how many cards you can make with just a few sheets of printing.
One of the really nice options on these cds is the chance to make your own notecard sets. If you wanted to, the option is there to make the matching envelopesas well. I have made 2 of the notecards to share with you..both are so simple..all you have to do is simply print out 1 sheet of A4 paper and fold it to make the notecard. What is really lovely is that the image on the front is repeated on the inside of the notecard. These would make a lovely little gift.
I really do hope you will take the time to consider this cd. I am truly amazed just how much is contained on these two cds. So until next time..take care and happy crafting...Genny
Saturday, 14 December 2013
Good morning crafters!! I hope you are all almost ready for christmas??!! 12 days to go!
today I am sharing another card made using the Holly Pond Hill Christmas stamps from Joanna Sheen, available from Julie, instore and on line now.
I chose the oh so cute little skating mouse for this DT card with some christmas papers from my stash :)
coloured with promarkers and I've added some pinflair ice diamond for a frosty effect!!.
a cute and cheerful little christmas card!
I hope your christmas crafting is going well!!
untill next time
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Good afternoon everyone..Genny here again. Finally today I've managed to bring along my creations from the wonderful Rachelle Anne Miller Collection. I am having so much fun with this cdrom. It is absolutely packed with possibilities. My first card above features another of the delightful images. I've used one of the toppers..there are 5 differently shaped toppers on one sheet. I've also used one of the matching backing papers. I've only added some tonong card as a mount, some jewels and a greeting. There are lots of greetings on the cd which you will see on some later cards.
My card below is a very simple one actually using what was left from a sheet of toppers.You could easily use these little daisies as an embellishment to the main toppers..but when I looked at it..I thought that they would make a lovely little card in their own right. All I have done is mount the three daisies onto some red card with a black ribbon underneath. Then I have added a bow. I think that this card is ideal to be a thankyou card or simply a thinking of you card.
I hope that you enjoyed sharing a little of this cd. If you are interested in buying this cd, then please speak to Julie here at jb crafting supplies. Well that's me for this week...I hope all your christmas preparations are going well..so until next week..take care and happy crafting...Genny
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Good afternoon everyone..Genny here. I was hoping to share some more from the fabulous Rachelle Anne Miller collection today, but as is always the case the best made plans don't always happen. I will try and get the cards on some time this week...as I've said before this cd is a must have, filled with lovely images and backing papers.
So rather than not share anything, I thought that I would share these fantastic images from the Booful decoupage pack. The pack is available from Julie here at jb crafting supplies. The pack itself has an amazing amount of decoupage in it. It is not a diecut range but I know that many of us love traditional decoupage. There is nothing I like better than sitting of an evening, coffee on hand, cutting out all the pieces.
As you can see from these cards, Booful makes a lovely focal point on the cards. Also another good thing about the decoupage is that it allows us to use all of our stash to make up our cards. You could use whatever you wanted to, to make up a picture of your choice or simply mount your Booful decoupage onto a piece of card and still have a fabulous card
I hope you will consider Booful..he is just so cute and the decoupage is a joy to do. If you have some last minute cards to make..Booful could be the one. I hope you like him as much as I do.
So until next time..take care and happy crafting...Genny
Monday, 9 December 2013
Good afternoon everyone...Genny here. For today I thought I would share some cards from the fabulous new Joanna Sheen cdrom. It's the gruffies and happy hoppers and features the artwork of Ellen Jareckie....the wonderful artist who brings us the wonderful House mouse. One this cd there are 2 sections..one featuring the gruffies and the other featuring the happy hoppers. As most of you must know by now...I do have a bit of a thing for rabbits..so I am a bit biased..lol.
The first card is from the happy hopper section. I have mounted the image and the backing paper onto some christmas red card. I've also added a christmas poinsettia and some mistletoe diecuts and a gols ribbon. It is such a cute image..I hope you like it.
This card features one of the gruffies. I love this image of a gruffie driving home for christmas.All I have added to this is a ribbon and a diecut snowflake. On these cards the images are so good that you really don't need to add alot and you have a great card.
And my final card is also from the gruffies section and features a card that is not a christmas one. Even though there are a few christmas images on here...predominately they are everyday images providing you with a wealth of crafting delights for the new year.
It is a really lovely cd and it a fantastic one to add to your crafting library.
This cd is available from Julie here at jb-crafting supplies alongside a whole host of crafting goodies.
I shall be sharing some cards from the Rachelle Anne Miller Collection tomorrow..so until then..take care and happy crafting.....Genny
Monday, 2 December 2013
Good afternoon everyone ..Genny here. Today I'm lucky enough to be working with the Rachelle Anne Miller collection again. There is really so much on these cds, I'm having a wonderful time. For a start I thought as last week I made a girlie card..this time I thought I would make a card for the little boys. One of the really nice things on this cd is the fact that they have ready made large (8x8) toppers. This is really unusual for a cd. They also have the inserts to match every design and cover most sizes of matching envelopes as well. All I have added to the card is some peeloffs and jewels. As well as the topper there is a wide selection of greeting circles so you can personalize it even more.
Another great feature is the party bags. These are so easy to make and will save you loads of money if you have a party to organise.
Above is the girlie one...made to match last weeks card. And below is the boys one to match todays card. Each bag prints out on 2 A4 sheets of paper and then it's ust a matter of cutting out and gluing. You could also print the inside with a backing paper of your choice by ust printing on the reverse of the bag template. All I have added is a tag to match each bag...ust to add a bit more sparkle. The bags are a good size..easily big enough to hold a piece of cake.a small toy and some sweets. I was shocked to see how much party bags are to buy in the highstreet shops...so this really is worth considering.
Remember..so far I have only used 2 of the images...I'm really excited about what's coming next. If you would like to add this to your own cd library, then please contact Julie here at jb crafting supplies.
I hope that all your christmas preparations are going well. I'm still up to my knees in glitter but I can feel the excitement rising. So until next week..take care and happy crafting...Genny.
Sunday, 1 December 2013
Happy 1st of December all!!
Today I am sharing a new DT card made using some fabulous stamps from the Joanna Sheen "Holly Pond Hill" Collection.
Available now from JB-craftingsupplies These are beautiful rubber stamps that give a lovely clear impression with ease!
I have chosen this week to use the cute little mouse Santa on my card,
I coloured in my image using promarkers, and chose some striking black and red for the background, popping on some white snowflakes cut on my Silhouette Portrait
Quick simple and cute!!
Back to the christmas crafting for me!! so please stop by again soon!!
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Good evening all
Today's blog is the first project of the month as design team member for JB Crafting Supplies, Wath.
The project is to use the Die-sire reindeer and sleigh.
Dies used to make this card have included more than normal;
Die -sire Reindeer and Sleigh
Just-Cutz Nested Scalloped Stars
Tattered Lace gift box die
Marianne Creatable LR0257 for the flower
Cheery Lynn Holly Flourish
Stampendous Happy Christmas Stamp
3 X A4 sheets white pearlised card
Tim Holtz Distress ink Walnut Stain - Pumice Stone
Cosmic Twinkles to add a touch of glitter
FlitterGlu - Lancashire Rose Gilding Flakes
String which I used a Green Promarker with.
Monday, 25 November 2013
Good afternoon everyone....Genny here. For today I'm sharing a card using a design from the wonderful Rachelle Anne Miller Collection by Elegant Inspiration. There is so much on these 2 cds it's hard to know where to start. There are 10 collections of different artwork alongside many many backing papers,sentiments and cutting files . All the cutting files are also available as JPGs, so they can be cut by hand if you don't own an electronic cutting machine. Each collection contains so much..it's hard to pick what to do first. Every one of them includes decoupage,pyramidz, envelopes, inserts (incluing an 8 inch), shaped number cards, 70 quick cards, bags and boxes and so much more.
I'm really looking forward to having a really good play.
For my first card I have used only 1 topper and 2 sheets of backing paper. I have matted and layered each level onto pink card. Then I have embellished the corners with roses,pearls,hearts,flowers and stars from my stash. The image is such a pretty one of a fairy which is very whimsical and calls for all sorts of sparkle.
I hope you all like it. You can buy this cd from Julie here at jb-crafting supplies alongside an amount of wonderful pretty embellishments. I would be buying this for the backing papers, sentiments and inserts alone..there is such a lot on these cds..I am truly amazed.
Well I hope you are managing to keep warm and cozy in this cold weather..it's the perfect time to stay in and craft...so until next time, take care and happy crafting.
Monday, 18 November 2013
Hello everyone...Genny here. For today I've chosen to feature the wonderful House Mouse Triple cd collection, from Joanna Sheen. This cd is crammed to capacity with the most gorgeous images featuring the adorable house mouse. There really is something magical about these little mice and they are guaranteed to raise a smile. It is the artwork of Ellen Jareckie and she has always managed to capture such cute expressions on the little faces of the mice. This is a triple cdrom and one of the cds is all christmas. The cards that I have made are from that cd. If you would like to buy this cd please speak to Julie here at jb-crafting supplies. If you added this cd to your collection you would find images to cover any occasion over the whole year and still some. It really is a great buy.
If you love the house mouse then be prepared for some excitement coming soon. Ellen Jareckie has also created the happy hoppers and the gruffies (rabbits and bears) and they are arriving with their own cd which is due to be released soon. Please speak to Julie if you are as excited as I am.
Well I hope you like the cards and will think of adding this wonderful cd to your own collection..so until next time..take care and happy crafting..Genny
Saturday, 16 November 2013
Good morning Crafters!! Well Christmas is fast approaching and like many I have started my Christmas shopping! So this week i thought I would make some quick and easy hand made gift tags using the Sheena douglas "A Little Bit Of Felt" Stamps available from JB-Crafting supplies instore and on-line just HERE!!
For my gift tags instead of stamping with ink I decided to use a black card and use Indigo Blu flitter glue and Mega flakes in "Winter Dawn" I have never used these products before, and it was loads of messy fun lol I had Mega Flakes all over my desk! It looked very pretty :) I will definately be buying some more colours now in the flakes, and try them with some bigger stamps as it gives a lovely effect! but as a first time user these stamps were perfect!, I also put flitter glue just around the edges of my gift tags too to add a bit more shimmer! after all, if you are making quite a few tags you need to keep it quick and simple. I then added some Christmas red ribbon and a few red gems to finish
perfect little hand made tags! you could even make a matching card in the same way and even make some gift bags or boxes too!
Friday, 15 November 2013
I am looking for tutors to work with me in 2014.
You must be able to offer something that is unique. Previous teaching experience is not required but would be an advantage.
You will need to be able to show examples of your work and provide me with quality images that I can use in my advertising from time to time. I am only looking for tutors who can offer me something alternative to my current classes.
If this sounds like you and you would like to be considered please email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me a bit about yourself. Please feel free to send me some images of your favourite projects. Thank you Julie
Monday, 11 November 2013
Hello everyone...Genny here. For today I thought that I would do something a little different and highlight three of the wonderful christmas cdroms from Joanna Sheen. All are available from Julie here at jb-crafting.
The first card is from Victorian Christmas Cards. This is a collection of wonderful victorian images. This card is from the birds section. I have glittered the image and the embellishment is made using a collection of die cuts from my stash. Please have a look at the collections of dies available from Julie..I use many different ranges and try to find ones that enable me to use them all year round. It's surprising how many 'christmas' dies can be used year round if just looked at in a different way.
The second card is from the truly magical Hollypond Hill Christmas cdrom. There are some wonderful images on this cd. I have been really surprised by the variety of images on this cd and the backing papers are a wonderful collection in their own right.
My third and final card for today features the truly loved house mouse images. This is a triple cdrom and one of the discs is a dedicated christmas one. I cannot believe the amount of images over these 3 discs. You are bound to find a house mouse image to suit every occaision.
Well I hope you enjoyed the selection for today. To be honest, I couldn't pick which cd to feature so I thought that I would share a card from each. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me or speak to Julie. For anything you need in your crafting moments please pop along and see Julie or contact her online....the shop really is a treasure trove of goodies. Well I hope that you have a wonderful day..so until next week...take care and happy crafting....Genny
Monday, 4 November 2013
Good afternoon everyone. Today I have 3 projects to share using the fabulous Barkley crom from Crafters Companion. You can tell by the number of 'makes' I've made just how much I love this cd.
Project number 1 is a christmas ornament that I've made. I used a chipboard ornament shape and painted it white using acrylic paint. I then added my chosen picture and decorated around the image using die cut snowflakes. The snowflakes are a mixture of white, painted and holographic. I painted the blue ones with twinkling H20s. It catches the light and twinkles and would make a lovely addition to your christmas decorations.
Project 2 is a christmas card. The background paper is made using acetate. I took a piece of heat proof acetate and coloured it with 3 different colours of alcohol ink pens. The I took a kitchen sponge scourer with blending solution on it (only a few drops) and dabbed it over the acetate. I then dried it using my heat gun. I backed the acetate with white paper to make the colours pop. I then cut it to fit the card and added my image. I embellished it with some diecuts from my stash.
For project 3 I have used one of the larger toppers to make a card. This cd is so useful for making all types of cards and projects. There is so much on this cd that I really haven't scraped the surface. I have had such a good time..this is really a good one to add to your own library. I'm sure that it is one that you would use every christmas. It is available to buy from Julie here at jb-crafting supplies. If you need any more details on any of the projects that I've made, then please get in touch..I'll be more than happy to help. I hope that you have enjoyed sharing my ideas..until next time..take care and happy crafting
Saturday, 2 November 2013
Good morning crafters!!! time to share something new with you all!. This week I am using the "Heart Felt Wishes" Stamps by Sheena Douglas available on line and instore now from JB- Crafting Supplies
This week I chose to work with just the gingerbread man stamp and the sentiment as they are my favourite!!,
So what could I do different for you this week i thought?? I've coloured these stamps with promarkers. my last DT project I used chalk pencils....so this week i decided to paper piece, I simply stamped the images onto different patterened papers and cut out and layeredIup! Quick, simple and I think really effective! I chose some lovely christmassy papers from my stash and added some gold mirri card and to match up the style of the stamps I added some black faux stitching around the edges.
I hope you like my card!! and it encourages you to try these stamps yourself! you wont be dissapointed :)
Thursday, 31 October 2013
This month I have 2 wonderful Joanna Sheen Stamp sets
Here is my card.
Sorry its a scanned image this week
I stamped my image and coloured it with promarkers and water coloured pencils
I added gems in the centre of the flowers as for the berrys
I added some twine for a rustic look
Thanks for popping by
Monday, 28 October 2013
Good afternoon everyone. Today I am lucky enough to be working with the fabulous Barkley cdrom by Crafters Companion, which is available here from Julie at jb-crafting supplies. As an animal lover, I have so enjoyed working with cd and the images are great ones to share. On this cd there are a number of larger toppers and this is one of them. I just love this image of Barley waiting in his basket. This is a 8x8 card, so you can judge how large this is. I love working with 8x8 cards..but there are many images on this cd which work with the smaller card ranges as well.
All I have done with this card is to mount the picture onto some red card and edge it with a glittered peeloff. The only other embellishments I have added is some diecut ornaments and some jeweled stars. Even though it is a larger card, it is also a very quick card to make.
Sometimes with a lovely image, you need only add a few embellishments. Jewels, ribbons and diecuts always feature on my cards and form a large part of my stash. If you have the chance pop along and see all the goodies that Julie has in stock.
Well I hope that the weather is being kind to you..so wherever you are take care and happy crafting
Saturday, 26 October 2013
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Zoe here today
This month I have 2 wonderful Joanna Sheen Stamp sets
Zoe here today
This month I have 2 wonderful Joanna Sheen Stamp sets
Here is my project
I decided to make a box today
The base layer is a doily
Then I added leaves in gold and green
I used the large poinsettia stamp
Stamped and coloured it 3 times and double layered them
I added gold flowers, and gems
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