Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Gorjuss Birthday Card

Can you believe I made this card for our Daughters 10th Birthday.........She has just turned 11.  

I used a gorjuss girl image colored in with spectrum noir pens,
Quikcuts fancy corner die,
Martha Stuart butterfly punch
First Edition Boho Chic Paper Pad
Letters cut on my craft robo and gems were from stash

I would like to enter it into the following challenges
7 Kids college fund - Anything Goes, 
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Loves rubber stamps - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by Jo xxx


Thursday, 27 November 2014

The Elegant Lady Card

Again the time seems to have flown by since I last blogged. We have had a pretty manic couple of months, including a fantastic family holiday,  decorating our son's bedroom to make it more grown up for him, work and general family life

I have managed to get some time in the loft and am in the process of making some Christmas Cards.

This was a card I made back in September for my Mother in Law,  I wanted something simple but elegant.

To create this card I used, 

Elegant Lady digital stamp ( I cannot for the life of me remember where I got it from)
Quikcuts Elegant corner die, 
Oval and Scalloped Oval nestabilities,
Neroli Paper Pad from first edition, 
Hat pins were made by me, 
Pearls and ribbon were from stash, 

Thanks for popping by Jo xxx

Saturday, 2 August 2014

The Tag Card #1

This is how I utilised a Tim Holtz tag that I made in January 2013,  They really do make the most awesome male cards,

To create this card I used,

Craft Robo to cut out the clock,  small tags, oval and gears,
Tim Holtz Stamp Set,
Paper and eyelets was from stash,
Tim Holtz distress ink.
Swirls Embossing Folder

I would like to enter it into the following challenges,

Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes,
Dies are Us Challenges - Birthday,
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes,
Alphabet Challenge Blog - for Men Only
Simply Create Too - Old Vintage,
Die Cuttin Diva's - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Saturday, 26 July 2014

The Super Quick Male Card

Male cards are notoriously difficult to make and hard to embellish,  I recently found these great free printables and made a bunch of male cards up one afternoon, They were nice and quick to make and looked good as well.

They were very quick and easy  to make.

I used, free printables,
paper from scraps,
Buttons from stash and .
I cut the circular border on my craft robo,

i would like to enter it into the following challenges,

Brown Sugar - For the boys
Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes,
Hobbybook Designer Challenges - Circles,
The Sisterhood of  Crafters - Die cuts or punches

Thanks for popping by Jo xx

Friday, 18 July 2014

It's been how long!!!!!!

I cannot believe that it's been six months since I last posted.  Life has been pretty hectic and I took on extra hours at work meaning less time for me to spend crafting.

I did manage to make a couple of Thank You Teacher cards on my craft robo,with an added Stampin Up Owl.


Hopefully I'll be back soon.

Thanks for popping by Jo xx

Ps sorry about the picture quality it was taken on my phone.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

The In This House Canvas

I have seen a lot of these canvas's around and really wanted to make one in a colour way that would suit our hallway, I finally got round to making one over the Christmas Holidays,

To create it I used a suede canvas that I picked up a car boot sale and painted over it with a dulux tester pot, I then just added all different types of acrylic paint onto the canvas using different mediums (bubble wrap, mesh, and natural sponges) until I got the look I wanted.

I then covered the canvas in modge podge and cut out the lettering on my craft robo,  The phrase I used is a cutting file from the silhouette store,once the lettering was in place  I  applied another coat of modge podge to seal it and its now hanging in our hallway. 

(sorry about the photo it was taken on my phone)

Thanks for popping by Jo xx

Sunday, 5 January 2014

The Starburst Card

Whilst browsing the internet I kept coming across  star burst cards I thought they looked great, after finding a tutorial I finally got to make one, I also attempted to stitch around the card ( it's not very straight)  using a little electric sewing machine, but with hindsight I think my bigger one would have given me more control.

To create this card I used, 
The greeting farm Miss Anya Fancy Dresses Stamp coloured in with Spectrum Noirs pens, 
Nestabilities Ovals and Scalloped Ovals, 
Quikcutz Fancy Corner Die 
The tags were cut on my craft robo and the buttons came from stash, 

I would like to enter it into the following challenges, 

Colour me Crazy - Anything Goes
Open Minded Crafting Fun - New Technique or Toy ( star burst and stitching)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by Jo xx

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year

Wow................ It's been quite a while since I last blogged, Time and life just has got in the way of me crafting and blogging, I know this is a day late but I wanted to wish you all a Happy New year and hope 2014 is a good one.

Take care Jo xx

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