Monday, 27 April 2015
Hello everyone...Genny here. For todays card I have again used this wonderful stamp from the Stampendous range. I have also used this amazing embossing folder created by Xcut. I just love the cog design and I can see me use it so many times on cards for men. Anything using machinery and this embossing folder would work so well. I have a gentleman that orders a lot of cards with steam trains on and this would also work well on those cards.
For this card I have stamped the image using a distress ink called faded jeans. I then coloured the image using the same ink pad. I cut an oval out of white card and coloured that with the same. I embossed some blue pearl with the embossing folder. I mounted everything onto some blue mirri which I then mounted onto the a card.In my stash I have a set of dies which cut out cogs in various sizes, which are a perfect embellishment. I have cut the cogs out using some silver holographic card.
I can't quite believe just how quickly that this year is flying by. Next weeks design team makes will be using some really pretty stamps by a range that I have never used before..so I'm really looking forward to sharing my discoveries with you. It's a lovely day here in the mountains today....I hope that the weather is being kind to you, wherever you are. So until next week...take care and happy crafting.
Monday, 20 April 2015
Hello everyone ...Genny here. For this weeks design team makes, I am using the latest House Mouse cdrom from Joanna Sheen. It's called The House Mouse Decoupage cd and is available from Julie here at JB-Crafting Supplies. If you adore House Mouse as I do, then just ask Julie to get it for you. On this cd there is house Mouse, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers, all with decoupage. There is also 4 sections of Christmas designs. Of course with every design it's up to you whether you want to do the decoupage or nor or just how much decoupage you choose to do.
I have been meaning to share this cd with you for a while...I admit to having a bit of a thing for the Happy Hoppers. For 2 of the 3 cards that I have done today, I have made with you all in mind. Over the time I have been on this wonderful design team, I have noticed all the wonderful creations that you all have made...knitting, sewing and card making...so these cards are all for you. The first card features this ball of wool with the two cheeky house mouse. I know in my house it's the cats that won't leave my wool alone! All I have done for the card is make up the decoupage and place it on a card...perfect for a knitting fanatic.
The second card is a card which I would make a perfect card for any friend that loves sewing. I chose to do no decoupage, just to show all the detail in the image itself. I'm thinking of doing this one, to be framed for my sewing room...every time I see it..it makes me smile.
For my last card is using the image in it's entirety. The backing paper is from the House Mouse Triple cdrom. I have mounted the backing paper and the image onto spring green card. I have decoupaged the image.
If there is anything you need crafting wise just ask Julie. I hope that you all have a good week..I'm currently working with some Stampendous stamps, ready for next week. I love working with these stamps as they are so easy to use and the detail is fantastic. So until next week...take care and happy crafting.
Monday, 13 April 2015
Hello everyone...Genny here. For today's cards I have been using two fabulous stamps from the Stampendous stamps range. One is the car 'cling toy car' which I used last week and another called 'Luggage Labels'. For this week I decided to make two collage type cards and to use sepia coloured ink. The ink that I used was a distress ink called vintage photo. It is a very handy colour if you want to do a sepia coloured image. I stamped the images with the ink and then stamped some more of the ink onto a glass mat, watering it down and then used that to colour the images as well.On the first card I stamped and embossed the quote using black ink and black embossing powder and then coloured it with the watered down ink.I used an old map as a background paper and mounted that onto some black card. I mounted the luggage stamp onto the same black card. I cut a black circle and then mounted the car onto it. I embellished with some gold ribbon and some gold card candi.
For the second card I mounted an old map onto some blue and then black card. I mounted all the other images onto the same. I used the luggage stamp and the car stamp coloured again with the distress ink. I then added two other images..one of an old train and one of an old farm building. I put all these together thinking of the gentleman that this card is for, You could change the images depending on what the recipient likes. I added a bow and some orange card candi. I love making this type of card because you can personalise it as much as you like. You are able to bring in lots of random images that you wouldn't normally put together but which can help you personalise the card and make it all the more special for the person it's intended for.
Wherever you are I hope that the weather is being kind to you.We are back to normal here in the mountains with wind, rain and mist. But I always think heyho..it's perfect crafting weather. So until next time...take care and happy crafting.
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
Hello everyone...Genny here. I hope that you all had a fabulous Easter. For my design team makes this week I have been lucky enough to work with this fantastic stamp from Stampendous stamps. The whole stamp is the car with the petrol pump. For this weeks cards I have decided to show you the stamp used in two different ways. In the first card above, I have used the stamp as an embellishment to the main picture. The picture is from a Joanna Sheens cdrom and the stamp was perfect to use. I stamped the image with my memento ink pad and coloured it with my promarkers. I then cut it out and added it to the card. I have also added some twine that I have knotted. The reason I did this was many years ago the family owned a petrol station that I used to work at and to close the station off when it wasn't open...we used to put up the ropes across the entrance. It really was back in the day because I can remember serving petrol and it was only 25p a gallon. It seems unbelievable now that it was ever so cheap..lol.
For the second card I have used the stamped image as the focal point of the card.I have stamped the image, cut off the petrol pump and coloured the image again with my promarkers. I have mounted the image onto an oval diecut, which I cut from copper mirri. I have also mounted the backing paper onto some of the same.
Next week I will be working with the same stamp but in a very different way. It is always worth looking at a stamp and trying to image the different ways in which you can use it...giving you more value for your money. So until next time...take care and happy crafting.