Friday, 27 August 2010

Red and Green Challenge Card

Over on MSE Artydoll has set a challenge to make a card using red and green, this is mine,

It was made using,
Minton and Co stamp coloured in with Papermania Watercolour markers,
Milton and Co backing paper,
Red and Green card from The Papermill,
Quikcutz tag die
Anitas happy chirstmas stamp
Anita's clear gloss and Glitter, brad and ribbon from stash

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Monday, 23 August 2010

My first stepper card,

It seems like ages since I last posted, well it has been really we have just came back from a lovely but hectic week in London, we managed to fit loads in including two days in Legoland, Sightseeing (DS wanted to see all the big versions of the landmarks that are in Legolands mini land) visits to family and a few museums, and lots of walking and taking tubes.

Tower Bridge

Part of St Paul's Cathereal

and Big Ben, even though we all had a lovely time it was nice to come home.

I wanted to attempt to make an Stepper card, after seeing them on other peoples blogs and I have clear instructions on the Hougie board and this is what I came up with. It was very easy to do, the hardest bit was decorating it,

I have used cream card from The Papermill shop, 
DP are from DCWV latte stack, 
Stampin Up two step bird punch, 
Sixxiz Happy Birthday embossing folder, 
Green and Purple ink around the edges, 
Martha Stuart flower punch, 
Ribbon, bling and brads from stash,

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Monday, 9 August 2010

Some More Boxes.

I have spent a some time playing with my Hougie Board today, making some different shaped cards, and some more boxes, This one is a copy of the box I won at a Stampin Up party I attended yesterday. It was filled with tealight candles and it was just beautiful,  mine is no where near as good as the one Lynn made but I'm happy with it for a first attempt.

and the inside I have just put some tealight candles inside.

It was made using red cardstock from stash,
papermania chirstmas paper
nestabilitie shaped rectange dies
Anita's christmas stamp set and ribbon,

I also made a couple of 2-4-6-8 gift bags these were so easy to make and very quick to do as well, I really like these bags

I made these using papermania Christmas paper,
Smirk Christmas stamps, coloured in with papermania watercolour markers
Crafts too oval punch
fiskars small hole punch and string from stash.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Boxes and more Boxes,

Today there was a demonstration day at Just Traceys  Dulcie from Wild Rose Studio was leading the demonstration and she was just lovely. The shop was very busy and I met some lovely ladies and of course got more stash.

 My main purchase was this lovely bright green Hougie Board, I had been thinking about getting a score board for a while ( well at least 3 day's) and I'm so glad I did it really is fantastic, making boxes is just so easy here are some I have made in the last hour.

They are a peek - a - boo  which didn't come out as planned but was not bad for a first attempt,
A Milk Carton box,  please excuse the smudged stamping I was impatient about putting it together,
and a mini pizza box which took literally minutes to make, I think the Hougie is going to be a well used bit of kit.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 6 August 2010

A Hedgehog Get Well Card

This is a card I have made for a friends dad he is recovering from an operation, I like this little hedgehog he came free with Papercraft Essentials this month. and my sort of flowers are because its for a male.

It was created using an 5 x 5 inch card blank
DCVW  retro prints paper stack,
DVWV neutrals card stack,
Sizzix tag die
1 inch circle punch
x cut leaf embossing punch
henry the hedgehog stamp ( free with papercraft essentials) coloured in with papermania watercolour markers,
alphabet peel off's coloured in with brown permanent markers,
ink it up blue ink
crafts too tree embossing folder and brads from stash,

I would like to enter it into the following challenges,
Crafty Cardmakers - Punches
 C.R.A.F.T Challenge - sketch
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog - O is for Oval
Paper Cutz Challenge - Use a hedgehog,  monkey, squirrel or skunk
Craftalicious Challenges - make your own flowers

Thanks for popping by Jo x

A New Baby Girl Card

I became an Auntie again this week, my brother and his partner had a baby girl. I had some idea of what I wanted and it has come out completely different, I'm not to keen on the pink borders around the edge though.

This one was created by using a 5 x 5 inch card blank
all paper ribbon and card is from stash
large classic scalloped oval nestabilities
peel offs coloured pink with permanent markers
embellishments from the paper cellar

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Another Christmas Card

This is a variation of a card Sarah taught us to make during a craft class at the children's school,

It is a spinny card ( i think that's what they are called) and the Santa moves along the red strip,

it was made using,
papermania chirstmas paper,
Anita's christmas stamps,  santa is coloured in with papermania watercolour markers,
red card from the papermill,
1.5 inch circle punch
2 inch scalloped circle punch and ribbon from stash

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

One of the first card's I made

This is one of the first cards that I made, it was for my sister in law's partner and I really didn't know where to start or what to do and I ended up with this,

I just used various paper and created the shirt by drawing on a piece of green card and adding the details with a black fine liner, the tie is more paper and I added a simple sentiment,

Thanks for popping by Jo x

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