Saturday, 31 July 2010

My First Christmas card.

I know it's only July but I need to get motivated and make some, I had an idea of what I wanted to achieve but it didn't really turn out as planned,

To make this card I used,
A6 card blank,
Papermania snowflake embossing folder,
Marianne Creatables snowfalke die,
Nellie Sneddon Circle dies,
Silver embossing powder
ink it up silver ink 
Anita's Christmas stamp set and silver card from stash.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 30 July 2010

Playing with colours

After watching a demonstration with Aquamarkers last week by Kirsty Wiseman , I decided to take the plunge and get some, it has taken me a week to get around to having a play with them, at the moment life is just hectic with the children being home, and Miss S always wants to use my pens, and I'm not to keen on sharing these.

This image has been coloured in using the Aquamarkers, really do get the best of both worlds with them,the finish has a subtle colour, for more in-depth colour I just used the markers straight onto the image.

I have coloured in the same image using Prismacolour pencils, I love the variation you get 
and the richness of colour, that the pencils give. now I just have to make some cards to display them on.

Thanks for popping by Jo

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A card for my Brother.

It was my brother's birthday yesterday and I wanted to make him a card with a bit of a difference, the only problem was that what I had in my mind didn't quite come out as planned. Still he was pleased with it when he opened it.

The supplies are,
Bottle template cut with my craftrobo,
Footballer stamp from Papermania It's a Man's World stamps, coloured in with papermania watercolour markers,
Dots embossing folder from Crafts Too
Football hero beer label from Creative Cardmaking magazine
Sentiment and peel off's from stash.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 23 July 2010

Wow two post in one day

It must be the holidays, I have had a nice productive day at home with the children, I got some housework and baking done, cut the grass played with the children and made a card,

It was made using,
My minds eye papers,
plain brown card, ribbon and brads from stash,
lily of the valley stamp (thank you sarah) coloured in with papermania watercolour markers,
smooch pigment inks in green and yellow
Martha Stuart flower punch 
Gold glitter glue on the wings and  the edges are inked with ink it up brown ink.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges,
Creative inspirations - chocolate and mint
Charsima Cardz Challenges - Anything but square
Melejens - Easel card
Paper Sundaes - Make your own flowers

Thanks for popping by Jo x

A very quick alien card,

I decided to try an adaptation of a card made by Helen, it was made very quickly as i was running out of time, and nothing is stuck on straight,

I used a light blue card blank,
stickers from accessorize,
blue and white card stock from the papermill shop
a plain 1 inch square punch from x cut and a happy birthday peel off, and just finished off the edges with a bit of faux stitching with a blue gel pen,

thanks for popping by Jo x

Saturday, 10 July 2010

A Monotone Thank You Card

My husband wanted me to make a thank you card, but not use pink or any girly colours!!!!, I had no idea where to start so I ended up with black and white and some bling

A close up of the thank you sentiment, 


It was made using the following supplies, 

Design Paper unknown, 
Crafts Too dots embossing folder, 
Nellie's eastern eye cutting die,
Quikcuts thank you embossing folder, 
Martha Stuart Flower Punch, 
bling from stash, 

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 9 July 2010

A Girly Card

It is very busy in the run up to the summer holidays, so my crafting time is very limited, but after a very hectic day in work I came upstairs to take five and have a play with some of the new stash I have purchased in the last couple of weeks,

To make this  card I have used,
My Minds Eyes DP free with a magazine this month,
 Green Card stock from The Papermill
Anya Stamp ( kindly stamped by Sarah
Martha Stuart flower punch,
Large scalloped square Nestabilitie
Claire Curd Sentiment Stamps,
Ribbon, Glitter and Bling from stash,

I would like to enter it into the following challenges,
Any one for Anya - Anything Goes
A pocket full of posies - One for the Girls
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Nice and Girly
Crafty Angels - Square, Circle or both
Incy Wincy Designs - punches
Glitterbabe's Challenge - Glitter Bling or both
Friday Sketchers - Sketch

And for the current challenge on MSE which is to try something new, My something new was following a sketch,

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Another Easel Card

I think I am finally getting the hang of easel cards, and I find it easier to use a pre-formed card, fold it in half and then add the top bit of card to make the easel bit.

For this card I have used, 

DCWV latte stack design Paper, 
Retail Therapy Stamps by Papermania coloured in with Prismacolor Pencils, 
Shaped Rectangle Nestabilties, 
Ribbon and Bling from stash.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Sports Day 2010

Last Thursday it was the children's sports day. The day was split into two parts KS1 in the morning and KS2 in the afternoon, with a picnic lunch for everyone at lunchtime,  Here are a few photo's of the children taking part,

Miss S taking part in the sack race

On the obstacle course,

And this was taken shortly after she came 1st in the 100 metre sprint.

Mr A doing the ladder run, 

Taking part in a balancing activity, if only he concentrated that much on his school work,

And showing of his first place sticker after finishing his 100 metre sprint, Unfortunately we had to finish at 2pm just as the rain came so we have no idea which house won overall, but we all had a great time ( both Andy and I came 2nd in the parents races), the children are much faster than us.
Thanks for popping by Jo x

Thursday, 1 July 2010

My First Challenge Card

I don't normally have time to enter challenges, but decided to have a go this week, 

I would like to enter it into the following challenges,

Creative Card Crew  Easel Card
Crafts and Me           Birthdays
One Stop Craft Challenge  Pink and Brown

It was created using
Kambam  cupcake stamps, coloured using Prismacolour pencils
Dovecraft cupcake papers,
DCWV Garden Party Papers,
Borders cut with xcut hearts punch, flowers Martha Stuart flower punch,
Ribbon and Brads from stash,
Thanks for popping by Jo x

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