Monday, 30 September 2013

Father Christmas

Good Afternoon everyone...Genny here. Today I thought that I would share 2 more cards made using the Father Christmas cdrom by Crafters Companion.This really is a fantastic cdrom and everyone that has seen the images and cards made with them, have loved it. So many people love the film and are now making it part of their christmas tradition, so to be able to create cards with these iconic scenes is something really special.
The top card is one made using an image from the decoupage section on the cd. The backing paper is from the design set section. The decoupage was really easy to do and makes a lovely large topper for a card. The only embellishment I have added is some pine boughs that were cut in white card and some die cut snowflakes.I cut the snowflakes in white card and then painted them with twinkling H20s to match the colours in the card.
The second card is made using one of the fabric topper images from the cd. These images are larger than normal and are faded at the edges so if you wanted to use them on sewing on cushions it gives a better look. But also these images are great to use on larger cards. This card is a 8x8 one and the size of the image makes a great focal point on the card and therefore needs very little embellishment. I have only added some glitter to the image and a few diecut snowflakes.
I hope that you all like the cards. Sometimes when cardmaking we need a quick card and sometimes we like to spend a little longer..either way this cd will provide a solution..and whichever way you want to go, the finished card is going to be one that people are going to love.
The cdrom is available from Julie here at JB-Crafting Supplies along with many fabulous cutting dies and embellishments. Why not pop along and have a look or contact Julie. Whatever you do..take care and happy crafting..Genny

Saturday, 28 September 2013

The Snowman- Card Companions

Happy Saturday morning Crafters!!
Today I am sharing my 3rd card made using the fabulous Crafters Companion CDrom "The Snowman and Snowdog" available now from  JB-Crafting Supplies, so I thought..mmm.. I've made a card using elements from the decoupage section..then last week I used the Snowglobe section,.... so what for this week? there really is so much to choose from crafters you will be spoilt for choice! well after much deliberation and changing my mind as it is ALL fabulously wonderful! I settled on using something from the Card Companions section!
These are brilliant, as each design prints out onto one A4 sheet and has everthing you need to create a card, there will be a backing paper, topper, sometimes decoupage, ribbons and bows, buttons etc all coordinating :) I loved the image I chose as I think the colours are really soft and gentle
I decided to create my own main backing paper with this card, this is something I LOVE to do and is really simple, I selected the "Snowman" image and popped into my graphic Programme- MCS, I enlarged, cropped then faded it to around 50%- voila! one matching background paper! I chose to back onto gold mirri card and punched out some lovely gold snowflakes, each with a gold gem in the centre, a little blue bow to coordinate and pull out the blue from the background, and for my Decoupaged Snowman, as this is only one layer I wanted him to stand out a little more, so used Crafter companion Gold glitter spray to make him "Shimmer"!!
For my insert I popped the backing paper again into MCS enlarged, cropped and faded and popped on a Christmas verse
This CD is definately one you need to add to your collection!
Happy crafting

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Good Morning, Zoe here ....
Today I have been using the Father Christmas stamps and the wonderful snowflake acetate

I stamped onto Neenah super smooth using ColorBox Black Surfacez

I coloured using mainly the DR Spectrum Noirs

As you can tell I decided to make a candle today
Well I didn't make the candle - I just decorated it - the easy way!!!

I attached ribbon to the top and bottom using cosmic shimmer flake and glitter glue
Stamped and coloured the image and cut the Santa and the speech bubble out and stuck this on with the cosmic shimmer glue

The candle came in a cellophane sleeve so I used this as a template to cut the snowflake acetate. I attached this with DST - double-sided tape.

The Snowman & Snowdog stamps & CD-ROM can be bought from JB-Crafting Supplies.

This candle cannot be used and is only for decoration

Zoe x

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Look What's Arriving Tomorrow!

The new metallic PanPastels will be arriving tomorrow!

Happy Crafting
Julie x

Monday, 23 September 2013

Father Christmas

Hello everyone, I'm back again. The two cards today are from the fantastic Father Christmas cdrom by Crafters companion. The reason that I've chosen to do two cards is to show that they both have the same image but used in very different ways.
The first card has used a card companion topper which you can use on a card on it's own but I wanted to do an 8x8 card. So underneath the image I frantaged across the bottom of the card and added the tree and reindeer.
I used
Stampendous Frantage encrusted jewel white
Memorybox...Winterland tree
Marianne design creatables LRO179..Reindeer
The image, backing paper and the greeting were from the cd.
The jewels and mounting card were from my stash.

The second card uses the same image but on a larger scale. I find this image quite magical. I have glittered the white on Santas suit and the snow on the ground.
I used
The image and backing paper from the cd
Holly leaf die cuts
The ribbon, green mounting card and the jewels are from my stash.

If you are looking for some new stash of your own..why don't you pop along and see what goodies Julie has in at JB-Crafting Supplies. I hope you like the cards and wherever you are..take care and happy crafting...Genny

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Hollypond Hill Christmas

Hello everyone..Genny here. I thought that on this beautiful Sunday (well it is here in Snowdonia..for a change!), I would share these cards from Joanna Sheens Hollypond Hill Christmas cdrom. The cd features artwork by Susan Wheeler. Even though the cd features the most fantastic images of rabbits, there are many other festive images with not a rabbit in sight. I adore this cd which is a follow on to the very successful Hollypond Hill.
The first card is the time for tea card. Both the image and backing paper are from the cd. I have just added some mistletoe diecuts as an embellishment.
The second card is the christmas tree..I would love to have a tree like this but I think the cats would enjoy playing too much. The image and the backing paper are from the cd and I've just added some baubles as the embellishment. There are some wonderful christmas dies out there ..just look at the range that Julie has here at jb-crafting supplies. She also has this cd in stock. It would make a fantastic addition to your collection.
I hope that you like the cards..please take the time to have a look at what Julie sells..there are many wonderful items in stock that I'm sure you will need...I know I do. Take care and happy crafting to all..Genny

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Raspberry Ripple Vintage Canvas Workshop Today

A big thank you ladies for making today's workshop such fun. I am so glad you all enjoyed yourselves.

Happy Crafting


Snow Globe- Snowman & Snow Dog Card

Hi Crafters!!For today's Design Team card I have used the CDrom "The Snowman & Snowdog" from Crafters Companion, available on line and instore from JB- Crafting Supplies. I wanted to try something different this week, and as this CDrom is packed full of fabulous designs! I decided to try a "Snow Globe" card. They are so quick and easy to make up! and great for last minute cards or when you have quite a few to make. Unfortunately the camera doesnt pick up the finish, BUT i have printed onto Crafters Companion Pearlescent card stock, if you have never tried printing onto this before I can highly reccomend it, it gives a beautiful soft shimmer to your image, trust me its gorgeous!! but the camera doesnt really do it justice, I've added a lovely satin red ribbon and a few punched out snowflakes with a diamate centres
Hope you are enjoyng your christmas crafting!!
Nicole xx

Needle Felting class Sunday September 29th.

Needle Felting class Sunday September 29th.

10.30am till 1:30pm £15.00

Come and join us and learn the art of needle felting with our lovely tutor Eileen and make this beautiful flower brooch.

You will receive everything in your kit to make this flower.

Please phone me at the shop on 07922049825.
We take card payments over the phone.

Thank you Julie

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Raspberry Ripple Vintage Style Canvas £20.00 1pm till 3.30pm

Come and join me for a fun two and a half hours and create this beautiful

 Raspberry Ripple Vintage Style Canvas £20.00 1:00pm till 3.30pm.

Tools will be supplied for the day.

Book now to secure your place as they are limited. (Payment will all so be required at the time of booking and is non-refundable if less than 48hours notice is given).

Thank you
Good Morning
Zoe here .....
Today I have been using the Father Christmas stamps and the wonderful snowflake acetate
I stamped onto Neenah super smooth using ColorBox Black Surfacez
I coloured using mainly the DR Spectrum Noirs
I decided to make a snowglobe easel card today
I used a template from Debbi Moore's Cd and cut by hand to make it into an easel card
I cut out the centre of the snowglabe and attached the snowy acetate with brads and eyelets
Through the top I threaded some gold ribbon
I stamped and coloured the sentiment to finish
Everything I used can be bought at JB Crafting - if you want it and can't find it
Get in touch and Julie will help you
Thank you for popping by today
Zoe x

MacMillian Coffee Morning

Come and see us on the 27th of September and join us for a drink and perhaps a slice of cake.
 We also have a raffle with great prizes ( details of these will be posted in the next couple of days) tickets £1.00 per strip.

look forward to seeing you 
 Julie & Sara x

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Class Card

Card made for this weeks class.

Happy Crafting

Monday, 16 September 2013

Father Christmas cdrom

Hello is one of my cards from the Father Christmas cdrom from Crafters Companion. This cdrom is available to buy from jb-crafting supplies. It is a fantastic cd with fabulous images. I found it so hard to know which one to pick, so I thought that I would try to do something a little different for my first card. On the cd in the toppers section is a sheet of small circle images. Now these are great to use on the back of cards as an extra embellishment, on envelopes as a seal or even on the inside as a decoration on your insert. I loved the little images so much, I decided to use them as the focal point on a card.
On the card I've used:
Spellbinders Beaded Circles and Fleur De Lis accents dies
Sizzix Scalloped circles
Marianne Designs 'Frame and Swirls'...just one of the swirls
Crafts-too 'Entwined'
Images and backing paper from the cdrom
Jewels, ribbons,peeloffs and greeting from my stash.
Holographic Card.

Even though I have used these certain could use any of a similar shape.

The circle images were cut out using the scalloped circle and then matted onto the bauble shape. The backing paper was matted onto a piece of matching holographic. The swirls and the entwined die cuts were joined together to form a banner at the top. Then I used peeloffs to look like the bauble strings.

I enjoyed doing it so much, I made another card using the same technique but changed the colourways.

I hope that you all like the cards and that you will give it a go. The other ladies on the design team are all producing beautiful cards and we all love to share our ideas with you. So until the next time..take care and happy crafting....Genny

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Project 2 as design team member for JB-Crafting Supplies

Good Afternoon all

Thank you for taking time to take a look at this weeks project which was my second sample card as a design team member of JB Crafting Supplies

For today's project the equipment used was:

For the embellishment of the Bauble

Die-sire snowy village die
Die-sire spruce trees die
Memory box ornament die 
Holly paper punch
Red adhesive pearlised Gems
Tim Holtz distress ink colours tumbled glass,pine needles,black soot to distress the bauble and to add effects to the holly and the snowy village die
white and blue string to hang and embellish with a bow
Glossy accents 
White and silver glitter

The Snowman and Snowdog Papercrafting CD Rom

Hi crafters! Today i am happy to be sharing my first DT card with you all.

I have used the fabulous new cd rom by Crafters Companion that is now available in store! from JB- Crafting Supplies
I printed all the decoupage elements and background papers from the cd rom, die cut some snowflakes and added lashing of lovely glitter for my snow!, then chose a sentiment that i thought fitted the image perfectly :)
And just look at all the range thats is all stocked up ready for you to get that Christmas crafting underway!
The DT will be sharing lots of new inspiring projects with you, with all products available in store!
Happy Crafting!
Nicole xx

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Snowman and the Dog stamps by Zoe

Good Morning from Zoe
Here is my card for today
Today I have been using the Snowman and the Dog stamps
I stamped onto Neenah Super Smooth using ColorBox Black Surfacez
I coloured with Spectrum Noirs
and added some Candi as faux snowflakes
I made a little stepper card using my own template
Everything available from JB- Crafting

Monday, 9 September 2013

Design Team Card From Denise

Good Evening all,
My first sample is ready as a design team member for JB-Crafting supplies.

For this sample I required;

Die-sire Snowy Village die,
Die-sire Spruce trees die,
Memory box ornament border (I only used the cut outs to decorate the trees)
Tim Holtz distress inks-Pine needles and peeled paint for the trees, black soot Which I lightly distressed over the embossed  die cut to add definition.
1 x A4 sheet of White card,
1 x A4 sheet of Snow designed acetate
White polka dot ribbon.
I added the glossy accents to all the areas of snow, I  then added a little glitter to this while it was still wet.
I used free hand cutting to form the hills and a normal pencil to add foot prints.
I hope you like 

Saturday, 7 September 2013

This is our first prize for the Macmillian coffee day raffle

This is our first prize for the Macmillian coffee day raffle. Anyone wishing to purchase a ticket it is a £1.00 a strip, please just pop into the shop. If you are not local and would like to take part you still can, we can take paypal payments just mark it has a gift and you will receive an eticket. It is all for a good cause! More prizes to be shown soon.

Please help us to raise some money , this is such a good cause.

Thank you


Vintage Teacup Pincushion Workshop

A big thank you to Eileen, Olivia, Carol, Catherine, Pearl and Andrea who attended today's vintage teacup pincushion workshop.
We had a lovely afternoon. Sorry you had to leave early Andrea hope everything is ok? Pearl we will have a photo of your cup on Monday.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Design Team

Please welcome Adele to my Design Team.

Hi I'm Adele, I'm on the J.B - Crafting Supplies design team. I am a digital designer and will soon be doing some background papers and digital stamps for download. I am working on my first collection which is called FairyCakes.

Please welcome Nicole to my Design Team.

Hi their crafters, I am so excited to be joining the DT for Julie at JB- Crafting Supplies!!
A little about me...well lets see, I am a TOTALLY addicted card maker and LOVE it!! I have been making cards now for almost 4 years, a hobby that soon took over my life...and home! I have always been very crafty in one form or another, but before being introduced to the crafting world, i loved to draw and sketch, but i have now found my passion! I am 40 years old with 3 grown up children and married to a very patient Husband who totally supports me hiding away in my craft room for..HOURS! I am also proud to admit addicted to the social network of Facebook and Blogging where I have made many crafty friends, and hope you will join me there too. I cannot tell you how excitied I am to be taking on this new crafty adventure and look forward to working with Julie and the rest of the DT to show you some fabulous.. products... new projets and lots of inspiration!!
Happy crafting
Nicole xx

Please welcome Denise to my Design Team.

Hello I'm Denise and Thank you to Julie for this fantastic opportunity of becoming a design team member of J.B - Crafting Supplies, It’s so exciting and I can’t wait to get cracking.
I am a perfectionist card maker and a novice jewelry maker. I‘m married 41 years old with 2 children who are now both grown up, I live in South Yorkshire and work part-time giving me loads of time to craft.
I have crafted for many years now this started after having 3 months of work due to illness, this did become an addiction as with most crafters. I like to try different methods of crafting and I’m always willing to try new things. I love to use dies and distress inks to create inspirational ideas if anything this is where I’m in my element. I regularly post my creations onto my Facebook page, I occasionally blog, this will become more frequent over the coming months.
Can’t wait to get started!
Hope you like
Please welcome Genny to my Design Team.

My name is Genny and I'm a craftoholic! I share a cottage in Snowdonia with my son Henry who is a manga artist,  and our animal family. I have crafted for as long as I can remember but I really love cdrom crafting and rubber stamping. Crafting saved my sanity when I became fully disabled, as it gave me a form of escape and allowed me to be creative and feel productive. As you can imagine the cottage is filled with craft and art related stuff and everyday is an adventure. I get alot of inspiration from the beautiful place I live..watching the passing seasons and all the changing colours.

Please welcome Zoe to my Design Team.

I am a busy mum of 4 kids, although 3 are grown up, 2 have left the nest, so just me, hubby and my boys at home. I'm a nana to 5. 
When my youngest daughter moved out I gained a craft room. But it still ends up all over the house!
I have always been interested in making things and I am at my happiest when I've something crafty in my hands. I love to try new things too. But my passion is colouring and my ever growing pen collection and stamp collection is taking over the living room. I think I need a full house for my craft stash not just a single room!!!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Design Team

Well it has been a hard job to pick a Design Team, there are so many talented people out there.
 I was just amazed!

Meet the team


I will get them to introduce themselves as soon as possible.

Happy Crafting


Monday, 2 September 2013

September Workshops

Workshops by Julie at JB-Crafting Supplies.

Sept 7th Vintage Teacup Pincushion with Pins 1:00pm—3:00pm £10.00 (Bring your own cup & saucer please).

Sept 14th Pan Pastel Christmas Cards 1:00pm—3:00pm £10.00.

Sept 21st Raspberry Ripple Vintage Style Canvas 1:00pm—3:30pm £20.00.

Sept 28th Christmas Baubles Using Sequins, Ribbon & Pins 1:00pm—3:00pm £10.00

Thank you for looking :-)