Sunday, 25 January 2015

DT post using Stampendous stamp

Hi everyone - hope you have all had a good weekend & are ready for the week ahead. I'm just glad all the snow has gone here.
I wasn't sure what to do for this weeks make, then I happened to empty my teabag box! I would transform the box into a lovely caddy for my teabags.
Here is how the box started out -

- ok but not pretty enough & not sturdy enough to keep reusing.
I started by strengthening the box using some card to stick to the inside.
I picked out some green card to cover the box - a lovely green that matches my kitchen.
I then stamped the lovely Stampendous Teacup Cupcake image onto some white card. I coloured this using Inktense pencils.
I cut out the image & adhered it to the front of the box.
I stamped out 'Time For Tea' in green distress ink onto some white card, cut out each word & adhered to the lid of the box.
I think this is so much prettier than the original.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Monday, 19 January 2015

Design team make...Stampendous stamps

 Hello everyone..Genny here. Today I've been lucky enough to be able to work with this Stampendous stamp again. I just love the way that you can change the colours used for the flowers, as well as the backing paper. I wanted to do a blue and white theme today. Probably because I've just washed one of my teapots and that was blue and white. So I wanted to do a blue and white teapot but keep the background a soft blue. I had a look in my scrap box and found this lovely piece of blue and white patterned paper. I mounted this onto some blue card and also mounted the image and the greeting onto the same blue.

The greeting and the flowery border are peeloffs, They have come on so far in the last few years, with all the colours and styles border  peeloffs are now in a whole new place. I have to admit to having a bit of a thing for the glittery For the stamped image, I have stamped it using my memento inkpad. and for a change coloured it with my promarkers. I always enjoy colouring...I have done since I was a child..and I have a wide range of colouring mediums...copics, promarkers, glaze,  watercolour pencils and paints, intense pencils, H20s, pastels, acrylics...I never know from one day to the next what I'm going to use..but that's half the fun.

Wherever you are I hope that the weather is being kind to you. It is so cold winter socks are on my feet..alongside one of my cats who has taken up residence on my leg If you fancy having a go at this card or something similar why not pop over to the JB-Crafting shop and see what goodies Julie has to offer. So until next time...take care and happy crafting.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

DT post using Joanna Sheen papers

Hi everyone! Here is this weeks DT make using those lovely Joanna Sheen papers designed by Janet Kruskamp.
I had bought myself a notebook - it looked a bit boring so decided to decorate it using those papers.

I chose which sheet I wanted to use from the pad - which took time as there are so many lovely designs. I cut out the elements & arranged them on the notebook until I found an arrangement I liked.
I thought it need something around the edges, so after looking through my stash decided on some lovely lace.
I adhered the lace onto the notebook first using some of that super sticky double sided tape, then placed the elements from the paper pad & adhered these using a wet glue.
I wrote my name on the tag, adhered this with foam pads & placed a gem on top of it.
I love my notebook now! Much better than the boring one I started out with. Go on - make yourself a lovely notebook! I'm sure Julie has lots of other paper pads in her shop you could use.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Monday, 12 January 2015

Thomas Kinkade Paper Pad..Design Team Makes

 Hello everyone..Genny here. Well we have certainly had some wild weather to deal with. As far as I'm concerned it's the best time to lose yourself in a little crafting. For this weeks design team makes, I have worked with the fabulous little paper pad by Joanna Sheen. It features the wonderful work of Thomas Kinkade. It is available to buy from Julie here at JB-Crafting Supplies. It's a small pad at a really great price and provides a wide range of images to work with. There are two of each if you really like one, at least you know you have one to keep.

On each card I have mounted an image onto a co-ordinating card and have used the same card to mount the backing paper on. All the backing papers that I've used are from the Thomas kinkade triple cd. I used that cd just because it was to hand but you could use any backing paper that you have in your stash. I have picked to us some very plain backing papers simply because there is so much detail in the main image.

On the paper pad there is a lot of other detail as well...greetings, decoupage and other embellishments. What is really nice is the fact that the size of image allows to to make a wide variety of size of card. The cards I've used today are all 7x7 and the size of the image makes a great size focal point.

I have used some rub ons from my stash to embellish the cards. I would have to say that rubons have come on such a way over the past few years. I can remember years ago fighting to get them to work and have to say the ones that I've used on these cards were a joy to use.

I hope that you are managing to stay nice and warm during this bad weather. If in doubt..stay in and So until next time..take care and happy crafting.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Dt Post using Stampendous stamp & doilies

Hi everyone! Bev here with this week's DT piece.
I have used the lovely Stampendous stamp - teacup cupcake. I had some doilies & thought that these together with the stamp would make a lovely wall hanging.
I cut the middle from a white doily 7 stamped the image onto this using black Versamark ink. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils - being careful not to tear the doily.
I adhered this to a pink doily - it was a lot larger  so I cut it down so as to make a smaller border.
I used the outer edge of the doily I had cut the centre from to make another border. This doily had some roses & leaves in the pattern so I coloured these using the pencils, to match the image.
I found yet another doily & placed this behind as a base.
Cut a circle of card, adhered this to the back just to give the hanging some strength.
Added some ribbon to hang it with & stamped the sentiment onto white card. Arranged the words around the image.
I hope you like this week's make & it inspires you to have a go!
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Monday, 5 January 2015

Design team makes using a Stampendous stamp

Hello everyone..Genny here. First things first..I would like to wish you all a happy new year and hope that you all had a fabulous christmas.For my first make of the new year I decided to make a little piece of art for my kitchen wall. I had a small piece of canvas board and painted it with acrylic paint..Buttermilk and then I edged the board with some burgundy acrylic. I then stamped the image 5 times. The image is from the Stampendous range and is called Cling teapot Posies. I stamped the image using my memento inkpad and coloured the pieces I wanted using my copics. I kept one whole image and cut 4 pieces using just the roses. I mounted the four groups of roses in the corners of the board, having cut off the rosebuds to space them on the sides. I then added the whole image at the base of the board. I then added the little quote at the top. The only thing that I have left to do is to use a spray varnish to cover all the board.

While I was playing creating the board, I looked at the image and decided that it would be perfect to use for my thankyou cards. I used an embossing folder by Crafters Companion which featured roses and thought it would be perfect to use as a background on the card. I have to admit to the fact that I couldn't decide whether to use the pink or the in the end I used both. I cut 4 squares and added them to the card and then mounted the image onto some pearlescent card. I edged the squares with a pink glittery peeloff.
  I haven't decided whether or not to add a peeloff greeting.I would like to say just what a pleasure it is to use this's so easy to use and stamps perfectly every time. Over the years I must have tried hundreds of different brands and some I have to say have been a pain. Every stampendous stamp I have ever used has been a joy. Lovely detail and a cleanly stamped image every time. I know that Julie has a fabulous range in the shop   and they are well worth a look. I have ordered quite a number for my crafting in this new year. I have to admit that there are a lot of cat images which I just have to

If there is anything else that you would like to know about the work that I do for Julie..please do not hesitate to get in touch. I love to share the work I do. So until next time..take care and happy crafting.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

DT post using Joanna Sheen papers

Hi everyone! Bev here with this weeks DT post.
I have used the Joanna Sheen paper pad designed by Janet Kruskamp & a Crafter's Companion embossing folder - flower garden from the Vintage Floral collection.
Each page of the pad contains all you need to make a card - images, sentiments, 'ribbon' edging.
I decided that a get well card would be a good idea to make as everyone seems to be suffering from this awful cold/flu bug that is going around - us included! If you are suffering I hope you get well soon & looking at my card will make you feel a little better.
I embossed the front of a white card. I was going to ink over the design, but decided that the pattern is so deep that it can easily be seen & I think it suits the images from the paper pad better.
I cut out the images, 'ribbon' & sentiment, then arranged them on the card until I liked the arrangement.
I adhered the 'ribbon' using wet glue, the images & sentiment using foam pads.
The papers are so lovely there really is no need for any other embellishment & there is a lot of choice of images & sentiments to choose from.
Hope you like this weeks make.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx