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