Monday, 29 December 2014

DT post using Stapendous stamp

Hi everyone! Bev here with this week's DT post. Hope you all had a great Christmas & are ready to welcome in the new year - 2015 - cant believe it!
Totally forgot it was Sunday yesterday so am a day late with my post.
Looking at the Stampendous stamp - teacup cupcake - I thought it would make a cute thank you card. I have a few of those to send so got straight onto it.
I folded some white card in half - slightly larger than the stamp. I inked the stamp with some black Versamark ink & positioned the stamp so that a small part overlapped the fold of the card. I stamped the cream, rose & leaves again, then the rose & leaves & lastly the rose - all to be used as decoupage.
I carefully cut around the images. On the main image I made sure to straighten off the botto of the saucer so the card would stand up.
Next came the colouring using watercolour pencils. Once that was done I layered up the decoupage pieces with foam pads.
I found a cut little 'Thank You' from the Joanna Sheen paper pad that Julie also sent me. Adhered this just under the rose.
I think it makes a lovely 'Thank You' card & I'm sure whoever receives it will love it.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs & Happy New Year!
Bev xxx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

DT make - Teddy Bear's Picnic

Hi everyone Bev here with this week's DT make using Joanna Sheen papers - designed by Janet Kruskamp.
I love these papers & I don't think anything else is needed when these are used. There are some lovely pages in this paper pad. each page can be used to make a card with a main image, sentiments & embellishments.
I cut out the main image & the parts for decoupage. Adhered these with foam pads for depth.
Matted this onto white, then green card & added the sentiment.
There are some lovely Teddy images & the quality of the paper is really good with a lovely glossy shine to it.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas & hope you all have a lovely time, whatever you're doing.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xxx

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Design team make using Thomas Kinkade Paper Pad

Hello everyone...Genny here. Today I'm lucky enough to be sharing a Joanna Sheen paper pad with you all today. As most of you know I love Joanna Sheen designs and this paper pad is no exception. It features the artwork of Thomas Kinkade. This is a perfect addition to any crafters stash, as most of the images would be perfect for a male or a female and for most occaisions. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Fathers Day or just aThinking of You card...all would be covered with this little pad. It is also really great value for money and just something a little bit special to have in your corner.

The three cards that I have made today are all 6x6 cards. One thing I have also done is to use just 1 sheet of 12x12 backing paper, with one square left over for another card. One thing that I find crafters don't do is not to look at scrap book paper if they don't scrapbook. As a paper hoarder, I often use 12x12 sheets because of the choice available and the size allows me to use the paper in many different ways. Next time you get the chance, take the time to look through some papers and consider adding some 12x12 to your stash.

Another thing that I like about this paper pad is that you can vary the size of card that you can make. Also it's a great way to begin your new year crafting.

I have added very little in the way of embellishments but you could always add more if you were looking to make a larger card. Julie here at JB Crafting Supplies has a wonderful selection of embellishments and dies available, as well as this paper pad..why not have a look. I always find the shop a wonderful source of inspiration.

I hope that all your Christmas preparations are going well. I've seen some wonderful things made in the shop workshops and am so jealous that I'm not nearer. The great thing is that the online shop can provide me with my crafting needs. Well I'd better go and do some more until next time..take care and happy crafting.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

DT piece using Stampendous Teacup Cupcake stamp

Hi everyone! Hope your preparations are going well. I just have wrapping up to do.
For my DT piece this week I have been sent a lovely Stampendous cling stamp - teacup cupcake, a Crafter's Companion embossing folder - Flower Garden from the Vintage Floral collection & Joanna Sheen paper pad designed by Janet Kruskamp.
I embossed some white card with the embossing folder, inked using tattered rose Distress Ink. I then matted this onto some white card, then onto a pink card.
Stamped the image onto white card, then stamped again just inking the rose & leaves, then again just inking the rose.
I coloured the images using Inktense watercolour pencils.
Cut out the main images, then layered up the rose part of the image for a bit of depth.
Found a matching border & a sentiment in the paper pad, cut these out & adhered to the card.
A lovely image, embossing folder & paper pad to work with - just come at the right time for me as I have 2 friends who have birthdays just after Christmas, and a nice change from making 'Christmassy' things.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Monday, 8 December 2014

Design team make using Joanna Sheen Stamps.

Hello everyone..Genny here. I hope you are well along with your christmas crafting. I feel as if I'm losing the plot a little bit. I've finally managed to get all my orders out and have just realised that there are not any left for

Todays card is using this fabulous stamp from Joanna Sheen. This one is from the favourite flowers range and is called Christmas flowers..Music. There are four different stamps in the christmas flowers range which includes this one as well as Candle (which Bev has used to wonderful effect), Star and Wreath. Each stamp plate has 3 stamps on it..a large image, a small image and a greeting. They are all lovely and have a timeless quality to them..I will be using this stamp for many years to come.

When I was making this card I wanted it to have a soft vintage feel to it. I had a backing paper in my stashwhich I thought worked well with the colours I've chosen to use. I mounted the backing paper and the main image onto some gold mirri. I coloured the image with my watercolour pencils for that soft look, as well as 4 of the poinsettia. I then cut the 4 poinsettia out and placed them in opposite corners. I then took the main image, mounted it onto gold mirri and used pinflair glue gel to raise the image just a little bit. I then of course had to add a bit of

I hope that your christmas preparations are going well. So until next week...take care and happy crafting.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

DT post using Joanna Sheen stamps

Hi everyone Bev here with this week's DT post using those lovely Joanna Sheen stamps.
When I looked at this stamp again I thought it would make a good bauble.
I stamped the image onto some scrap paper to see how big a circle I would need to draw around it. I found a lid big enough, drew around it then made the points on each side.
I then drew around this shape onto some white card, stamped the image using black Archival ink. There is also a small angel stamp which fitted perfectly in the space at the bottom of my bauble.
Coloured the image using Cosmic Shimmer watercolour paints.
Inked around the image using barn door Distress Ink. Added some red glitter to the berries. Used some gold Rub'n'Buff around the edges then some Stickles glitter to the white flowers & around the edges.
Backed my bauble with some gold mirri board to give it a bit more strength.
Punched a hole in the top, threaded some ribbon through & my bauble decoration was finished.
I'm sure I can find somewhere to hang it!
Hope your Christmas preparations are all going to plan & you're not getting too stressed. Have a great week!
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Monday, 1 December 2014

Design Team make...Joanna Sheen Stamps

Hello everyone..Genny here. For todays design team make I'm lucky enough to be working with stamps from the fabulous Flowers range from Joanna Sheen. The set that I have used today are called Music and the sheet contains 3 stamp images. You have to cut the stamps out yourself so it is always worth taking your time and cutting slowly. On the rubber sheet there are 3 individual stamps...the poinsettia in front of the music sheet which I've used below , a single poinsettia with holly leaves and a greeting.
On my first card, above...I have used the small stamp. I stamped the image 7 times onto some smooth white card. I coloured the image using my watercolour paints, and then when dry I cut them all out. I mounted some red card onto a blank 8x8, followed by some dark green card followed finally by some patterned paper. I then mounted the poinsettias in a circle, along with some diecut holly leaves. I edged with glittered peel offs. I added a bow. On the picture below you can see that I also added some jewels. On the poinsettia stamp there is also a sprig of mistletoe, to which I added a small pearl to become the berry.I added red jewels to become holly berries and a gold jewel to the middle of each flower. They really catch the light and add that little bit of festive bling.

For my second card, I stamped the large image off the sheet using a memento inkpad. I also coloured this image using my watercolour paints.

I used some paper from my stash, layering themwith red and green card and again edged with a glittered peeloff.
I hope that your christmas crafting is going well. I feel sometimes that I'm knee deep in holly leaves and Everyone that visits me at this time of year stands a good chance of leaving with a hint of a sparkle. The glitter seems to be in the air. So until next time..take care and happy crafting

Sunday, 30 November 2014

DT post using Joanna Sheen stamps

Hi everyone Bev here with another DT post. Hope you've had a good week - I've been dog sitting for my son, James. Poppy  has been here most of this week. She has to 'help' with & inspect my makes!

Julie has sent me some lovely stamps this week - Joanna Sheen's Favourite Flowers Collection - candle.
I don't know why but these stamps just shouted 'brown paper' to me - I think to give them a vintage feel.
I stamped the main image onto the brown paper using black Archival ink. Coloured in using Inktense pencils. Ripped carefully around the image & applied frayed burlap Distress Ink to the ripped edges. This made the edges curl up, which I thought looked good, adding to the vintage feel. I applied the DI sparingly around the image.
Stamped the sentiment, using black Archival, onto brown paper. Ripped carefully around the edges & applied the frayed burlap DI to them.
I had a red card in my stash, applied some gold Rub'n'Buff around the edges.
Adhered the sentiment to some red ribbon & adhered this to the card.
This is a lovely image, would work well with any medium.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev & Poppy xx

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Bebunni Christmas part 2

Hello everyone..Genny here. As promised yesterday..I have now embellished two of the cards that I created yesterday. What many people had been asking about was how I decided to embellish a card. They said that they got to a point where the image and the backing paper were ready on the card...then they hit a brick wall. Even though they had lots of stash..they didn't know where to go next. While I accept that everyone has different ideas what they like to do, different styles that they like..when the blank card is front of you sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. I can only tell you what I do. There are a couple of things that I take into account. First is the question is that if the card is meant to go through an opening for the post office to fit a normal size stamp. If it does then I know that it has to go through a 5mm slot. So no large embellishments..look for thin embellishments..die cuts are great for this. As the size was a factor on both these cards, I have used diecuts to embellish both. As I said yesterday I have glittered both images..which add a little sparkle. It really isworth in investing in a small number of dies. I am very hard with myself over this...there are just so many fantastic dies out there and yes I could use them all but I have to step back and think could I use it more than a couple of times. I have seen a number of great car dies..but I don't make that many cards that involve as much as I love them I won't be adding them to my book of dies. What I did buy was a set of cog dies..I can use them on car, lorry, train, bicycle cards as well as any steam punk cards. Last year I even made a christmas tree just out of layered cogs. It is always worth bearing in mind peeloffs..they can always add a little something without adding too much height. Over the years they seem to have gone a little out of fashion but I always ignore fashions in the crafting world and always go with what I like. I always have border peeloffs in my stash and butterflies. My other tip is to lookat the image that you're working with and try to pick up some thing from there. For the top card I used snowflakes because in the image it's snowing but I've also used snowflakes in the card below but have turned them into a type of decoration. I've added red jewels in the snowflakes to tie in his red hat and the heart in the image.

I hope that this has helped a little. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to get in touch So until next time...take care and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Bebunni Christmas from Crafters Companion

Hello everyone..Genny here. Are you lost in the middle of your christmas crafting? I feel as if I'm knee deep in glitter and holly And all my animals are wearing a lot of twinkle. My cats insist in sitting next to me as I'm glittering and end up getting covered.

Today I'm sharing images from the Christmas Bebunni cdrom from Crafters Companion. I used the original Bebunni cdrom quite a lot and was excited to see the chrismas one. There are some fabulous images on the cd and so much more. Design sets, backing papers, borders..the list is endless. The cd is really easy to use. To me the most important thing when buying a cd is the images.I like to buy cds that I can see myself using for more than one christmas. I think that the images on this cd could be used for many years to come..they are cute but not over the top and they have a timeless quality about them

What I've tried to do with this collection of cards is to make them of a size that means that they can be posted with a normal stamp. They are 5x7 in size. Postage costs that much these days and christmas is probably the one time that you will send off such a large number of often the cost of postage has to be considered.

 What I've yet to do is to put my embellishments on to the cards. I will do that tomorrow, to share with you how I make the decisions on what to decorate with.I will also have to bear in mind it the height of the decorations that I use.To keep within postal regulations, the whole card and decoration can be no thicker than 5mm. I've found that it sometimes can be difficult to stay within that range.

On the cards themselves, I have glittered each topper to add that necessary sparkle. I just couldn't help

So I will back tomorrow to share the decoration process. The reason I'm going to to do is that I've had lots of messages and conversations about how I decide to decorate. It seems that lots of people can get to this point on a card but then don't know what to do. I thought that it would be fun to share my process with you all. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

DT Post using Magic of Christmas papers

Hi everyone - thanks for stopping by.
For this weeks make I decided to make an Advent calendar & thought that the lovely Magic of Christmas paper pad that Julie sent me would be ideal to cover it.
I used a die to cut out my matchboxes from card, but you could buy matchboxes to do this.Once I had made the matchboxes I covered the front of each box with some of the Magic of Christmas paper.
Once this was done I arranged the boxes as you can see in the photo's. I ended up with 2 parts, each with 12 boxes. I stuck each part of 12 boxes onto a piece of  card, this holds them together.
I adhered pieces of the paper pad onto the sides of the matchboxes. I inked around the edges using barn door Distress Ink, then went around with gold Rub 'n' Buff.
I placed brads on each 'drawer' to use as handles.
I stamped a number onto the each 'drawer' using Versa Mark ink pad, then used gold embossing powder.
To make the base & top I cut out pieces of thicker card, a little larger than the boxes. I covered these with some of the papers & edged with the gold Rub 'n' Buff.
Adhered the top section to the bottom section, added the base & top, making sure they were central.
Made a box for the top, covered with the papers. Edged with barn door DI & gold Rub 'n' Buff. Adhered this to the top of my Advent calendar - all that is needed now is to fill each drawer with some treats!
I enjoyed making this project & hope it inspires you to have a go.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Monday, 17 November 2014

Design Team Make

Hello everyone..Genny here. Today I thought it would be nice to share what you can also do with a 'christmas stamp'. Instead of making a chrstmas card I thought that the image would make a perfect birthday card for a little girl. I like stamps when you can use them for other occasions  as well as that they are designed for. I stamped the image using a memento inkpad and for a change used my watercolour paints to colour it. I then mounted the image onto some gold mirri. I glued some pink polka dot paper onto the card and added a toning border. I then embellished the card with some flowers and a heart from my stash.

Of course it would look just as good using different colourways. Shades of liilac would look good as would shades of blue. You could alter it to whatever the little girls favourite colours are. Also using this stamp you could also change the cat to the teddy

I will be back later in the week sharing some cards from the Bebunni christmas cdrom. I am currently working with this cd and as you liked the original Bebunni cd, I thought that you might enjoy a look at the christmas cd. So until then..take care and happy crafting

Sunday, 16 November 2014

DT Post

Hi everyone! Hope you have all had a great week & are not getting too stressed about how quickly Christmas seems to be getting here. Grab a coffee & see what I've been making.
Here is this week's DT make using the lovely Crafter's Companion stamps & the gorgeous Magic of Christmas paper pad that Julie sent me.
I made a small gift bag from ordinary copy paper & covered it with paper from the paper pad. I inked around all the edges using barn door Distress Ink.
I stamped the image onto white card using black Archival ink, then coloured in using my watercolour pencils. Cut around the image leaving a small white border as I thought the image might 'get lost' when I placed it on the patterened paper.
Stamped the sentiment onto white card, inked around the edges with the barn door DI, adhered onto another piece of white card & cut out leaving a small border.
I arranged the image & sentiment on the bag & adhered using foam pads.
Added some sparkle with stickles & closed using some snowflake brads - which I also applied some sparkly stickles to!
A neat little bag to put a few treats in!
Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Stampendous Stamps...Design Team Makes

Hello everyone...Genny here. I hope that you'll all keeping warm..the weather here in the mountains is freezing cold...will be needing my winter socks sometime For todays design team makes I've decided to use some of the fabulous stamps available from Julie here at JB Crafting. All the stamps that I've used today are from the Stampendous range. Two of them feature a House Mouse design and the other is this adorable cat with the santa hat. I know that you can buy cheaper stamps but sometimes, especially with get what you pay for. All the stamps that I have used from the Stampendous range have been brilliant. They stamp so clearly first time and the detail is amazing. As most of you know I just adore cats and share my life with I just had to have the two featuring the

On all the images I have stamped using a black memento inkpad. I coloured all the images with my copic pens but could have easily coloured them using my promarkers, watercolours or pencils. I decided to colour the cats ginger just because yesterday I spent a lot of time with my ginger cat Icabod. All the papers that I've used were from my christmas stash. All the images I cut into an oval shape and mounted them onto an oval mirri mount.

All the embellishments have come from Julies shop..she has an amazing variety of christmas themed ones and you could use any of your choice to decorate your own cards. I have to say that I just love to colour images...I find it so relaxing..I always liked to colour when I was little and am lucky enough to be able to do it as part of my working life now. The other good thing about using stamps is that you can colour them to match your own ideas or colour schemes. If you fancy using say blue and silver on your christmas cards..this allows you to.
I will be sharing cards all week on the facebook page ...I hope you will enjoy the different cards..they will all be made using a stamped image. So until next time...take care and happy crafting

Sunday, 9 November 2014

DT Post

Hi everyone! Time for another DT post using those lovely Crafter's Companion stamps.
I coloured a white tag using Inktense pencils then went over with water to make a wash background.
Stamped the cute image using black Archival ink, then coloured using my pencils.
Stamped the snowflake in various places using VersaMark clear ink then sprinkled with some embossing powder & heated using heat tool.
Stamped the sentiment using the black Archival.
Covered a card with a sheet from the lovely Magic of Christmas paper pad.
Added a ribbon to my tag, then adhered to the card using foam pads.
Those stamps & papers make it really easy to make a lovely card - hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx

Monday, 3 November 2014

Talking to team make

Hello everyone..Genny here. Today I have made another card using the Jayne Nestorenko stamps that I used last week. These stamps are from the same set but I've used them in a different way. Instead of having the little girl holding the cat, I cut off the cat from the stamped image and replaced it with the teddy. On the sheet there is also the basket and the view of the end of the bed. I stamped and coloured the end of the bed onto a circle of white card. The girl, the teddy,and the basket I stamped onto spare card and then coloured them and cut them out. I then decoupaged them onto the circle. I have coloured all the images with my copics..but you could colour with whichever is your favourite medium. Sometimes I use my promarkers, sometimes my watercolours or watercolour pencils. I have even coloured with my H2os. Use whatever you feel happiest with. I have coloured using greens and lilacs but it would equally nice using reds and greens or just stamped using a sepia coloured inkpad..each way would give a totally different look but each as lovely as the next. I think I will try stamping and colouring just using one colour..I will try and do it this week. You see just as I'm talking about what I've done..I come up with a new idea.
I hope that you all have a good crafting week..I will try and get back to you with my new idea. So until then..take care and happy crafting. Below is a picture of the completed card. I have used a pink backing paper from my stash and created a border using some glitter paper. I have just added a white poinsettia and a greeting from my stash.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Design team make...Christmas Stamping

Hello everyone..Genny here. Today I have been lucky enough to be able to work with a stamp from the Adorables range brought to us crafters by the wonderful Jayne Nestorenko. She is actually one of the crafters that inspired me in the first place to make cards...I loved her ideas. As I've said this stamp is from the Adorables range of 6 different stamp sets. Bev has created some fantastic designs with one of the other sets. This set is called 'Loving'. I stamped the little girl with the cat, the window and the teddy.I then cut them out, including the window panes of the window. I coloured a piece of card dark blue and then stuck the window onto that. All the images I coloured using my copics. I then mounted the picture onto some green mirri. I cut a border of the same colour and added to that some of a gingham ribbon from my stash. The greeting is one of 4 on the stamp set. I finally added a die cut poinsettia, holly leaves and a gold swirl. Finally I added some jewels.

I really like the different range of these stamps ...I'm hoping that I will be able to share another couple with you this week. Once I had started with the stamps..lots of ideas were popping into my head..I just hope that I can get them all made to share with you.
We have had quite a week with the weather here in the it has been the perfect time to stay in and craft. I hope that the weather has been kinder to you all. So until next time...take care and happy crafting

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Crafter's Companion DT post

Hi everyone!
For this weeks make with the lovely Crafter's Companion stamps - Adorable Cute Companions - sent to me by Julie, I decided to make a tealight holder.
I had an empty jar (well empty-ish!) & some spare napkins.
I wasn't sure if what I had in mind would work, but hey if you don't try you won't know!
I first carefully parted the layers of the napkin, I only needed one layer with nothing on it. Then I stamped onto the napkin layer with the stamps, using black Archival ink.
My jar isn't round - it has 4 sides, so I stamped 4 images. I tore around carefully around the images leaving a border. Next was the part I was unsure of as I thought the ink may bleed. I covered one side of the jar with some Decou-Page medium and carefully applied a tissue image, going over the image with the medium once I had it in place - RESULT! no bleeding so I repeated this on the other 3 sides of the jar.
I left this to dry for a while. Then came the next part I was unsure of - would I be able to colour the images? I used my watercolour pencils & they worked a treat.
At the top of the jar I applied some gilding flakes.
Once I was sure it was all dry I applied some glitter in various places using Stckles.
Added some sparkly ribbon around the top & a rechargeable tealight inside.
Here are the other sides of the jar. Hopefully you can see a bit of the sparkle I added.

I'm really pleased with how this has turned out.
Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Monday, 20 October 2014

Joanna Sheen paper pad...Design team makes

Hello everyone..Genny here. I hope that the weather is being kinder to you all than it is to me , here in the mountains of Wales. Between the wild wind and the lashing poor cats don't know what to do for the best. I definitely know what to do...stay in and craft. For todays makes I have continued to use the paper pad from Joanna Sheen. My first card features the pixies and the pinecones. I have embellished using a poinsettia which I die cut in white. some white pine boughs and some small diecut pine cones. I have mounted the image onto some holographic silver board.

My second card I have added a poinsettia coloured red, alongside some holly leaves. All the backing papers are from my stash. I know that Julie has some wonderful papers in stock and are well worth a look. I have been collecting paper for years and really that is why I got into cdrom crafting. Rather than have piles and piles of paper lying around. I have a collection of cds and I can always find a suitable backing paper. It really is like having a library. And on some of the cds..the papers are just so beautiful, I would love them as wallpaper. It's strange thinking about it...I have always had a passion for pretty paper and when I was little..if I liked it, I couldn't bear to use just stroked is really no surprise that I became a crafter is it?

My final card has a mixture of embellishments...pine boughs, poinsettia, holly leaves and jewels as berries. On this is definitely a fairy because it has wings. I love this little image of the fairy giving the card to the robins I hope that you've enjoyed seeing my cards today..I will be back later in the week to share some stamping with you all...until then...take care and happy crafting..

Sunday, 19 October 2014

DT Post

Hi everyone - hope you've all had a good week.
For today's post I have made a 3 step card - this shape is really easy to make & folds flat for posting. It also stands well. If you want the measurements they are on my blog under the templates tab.
I made the basic shape from some white card, covered this with a sheet from the Magic of Christmas paper pad designed by Steph Davies.
Stamped the images from Crafter's Companion - Adorables Cute Companions designed by Jayne Nestorenko, onto white card, coloured in using watercolour pencils.
I cut the images out leaving a small white border. Adhered the images onto some red card & cut out leaving a small red border.
Went around the edges of the card with foil. Arranged my elements onto the card using foam pads.
These images are really easy to work with, the detail on them is lovely.
Check out Julie's shop & have a closer look.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Monday, 13 October 2014

Margaret Tarrant Paper Pad..Design team post

Hello everyone....Genny here. I'm so lucky to be able to blog today because I've just spent the morning without electric. Of course it all makes perfect sense when we have no wind or rain to cause a problem!...but thank goodness we're now back on. For this weeks design team makes, I'm featuring again the wonderful paper pad from Joanna Sheen. It features the magical and evocative art work of Margaret Tarrant. My first card has got to be one of my favourites.I just love this image of the little girl holding a rabbit. In my stash I found a backing paper that featured snowflakes and was I thought it was ideal for the project. The image itself is decoupaged with just one layer but manages to give it a lovely dimension. The greeting is on the the only thing I added were some snowflakes that have a pinky shimmer.

This second card features this little pixie sitting on a mushroom.I found some tartan background paper and added a holly leaf die cut and some red jewels. This paper pad is just such good value for money. Each image is repeated so you could make a card and still have another image to do something else with. I intend to frame some of the images...I love them so much...they remind me of images in my childhood books.

My final card is the one featuring the robin sheltering the pixies under it's wings. I decorated this card with some die cut snowflakes and jewels. The cards I have used are 5x7...which is a good size to use if you have to post a lot of cards, as they take a regular stamp. A lot of my customers are requesting the smaller cards for posting and the larger ones for friends and family that they can hand deliver. The good thing with the images on this paper pad is that you can use them on any size card and still make a wonderful card.

I hope that you will consider buying this pad..the images are fantastic and the pad itself is great value for money considering just how many images you get.Julie, here at JB-Crafting Supplies has a range of paper pads available at the shop and they are all of the same quality and offer a wide range of different images. Well worth adding to your crafting stash. Well, I hope that the weather is kind to you until next week..take care and happy crafting.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

DT post

Hi everyone, Bev here with another DT post using the Crafter's Companion stamps & the Christmas papers very kindly sent to me by Julie from her shop.
I made the glove stamp is a corner stamp, which I stamped 4 times onto white card - matching up to make a frame, using black Archival ink. I coloured them in using watercolour pencils. I cut around the outside edge & coloured the centre using the watercolour pencils as a wash.
Stamped the girl onto white card with the black Archival, coloured using the watercolour pencils & cut out.
Stamped the parcel image out four times, coloured & cut out.
Arranged the images onto the frame, adhered using foam pads.
Stamped the sentiment, cut into three pieces, inked around with frayed burlap DI & adhered with foam pads.
Mounted the frame onto one of the sheets from the Christmas paper pad, mounted this onto some blue card then onto some white card.
Added a little bling with some gems on each side.
The stamps are lovely to work with, very versatile.
Hope you like this weeks make, thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Margaret Tarrant Paper Pad..Design team makes

 Good Afternoon everyone. For this weeks design team makes I have been lucky enough to get to work with this wonderful paper pad brought to us crafters by Joanna Sheen. It features the artwork of Margaret Tarrant. To say that I love these images would be an understatement. For as long as I can remember these images have seemed to hold a fasination for me. There is something so magical about them.The first card above features the fairy holding the mistletoe over the rabbits head. I have mounted the image and the backing paper onto some dark green card. The backing paper I have used on all three cards is from my it's a perfect time to go through all your stash of christmas papers and find one you like.I know that Julie here at JB Crafting Supplies has some fabulous christmas papers available.I used my dies to create the bunny border and the mistletoe at the top right corner. The image itself is decoupaged. The only thing I haven't done which I may do is add some fine glitter to the snow.

This second card I have mounted onto gold mirri. I created 2 borders of mistletoe using my dies. For all three cards I seem to have picked the ones featuring mistletoe. The last card has had the image mounted onto some dull gold mirri.I have decorated with gold swirls, holly leaves and berries and some more mistletoe.

If you are into making your own backing paper, using stamps or stencils then you could create something both wonderful and personal to match these images. In the paper pad there are lots of images and each has 2 copies. I have purchased another copy of this pad just to use to frame the images. They are so lovely..they would be perfect for a childs bedroom. 

If you have any questions about any of the different products that I've used..just please ask. I get most of my things from Julie...she is a wonderful source of stash.And if she happens not to stock what you'd like..she will order it for you. So if you have any questions about any of the dies that I have I've said just ask and I will be more than happy to help.

So until next week..I hope that you have a great crafting week and that the weather is kind to you...take care and happy crafting ...Gennyxx

Sunday, 5 October 2014

DT post

Hi Bev here with another DT project. Hope you have all had a good week.
Julie was kind enough to send me some lovely new goodies from her shop - Crafter's Companion stamps, Adorables Cute Companions designed by Jayne Nestorenko & some lovely papers from Craftwork cards - The Magic of Christmas mini paper pad designed by Steph Davies.
I am really into making these box - type cards at the moment. They are really easy to make & fold flat so good for posting.
I made my card from white card - the details of how to make this card can be found on my blog here.
I then stamped the images onto white card using black Archival - I wanted to make the signpost be behind the child & reindeer so made a mask of them, placed this over my image & stamped the signpost.
I coloured the images using watercolour pencils. I cut the image out & decided which die cut to use for it, cut this out using my Grand Calibur.
Stamped the small letter image onto white card, coloured in & cut out. Made a small cut on the child's hand ( OO! that sounded bad!) and placed the letter into the cut so it looked as if the child is holding it.
Stamped the sentiments onto white card using black Archival ink & die cut them using a circle & tag die.
I chose a paper to match my image & colours, then covered the box card with it.
Arranged all my elements onto the card to see where they looked best then adhered using foam pads.
I went around various places with my waterfall Stickles, made a bow from some white ribbon & placed that on the box part of the card.
Placed some gems at various places, coloured a couple red with a Promarker, as on the paper the reindeer has red baubles hanging from his antlers.

Here are a couple more photo's - one to show the side of the card showing the box part & a close up of the stamped image showing the lovely detail on the stamp & I think the glitter shows up a little more on this photo.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx