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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

TV sample cards and a free template

Here are some sample cards I made for Joanna Sheen's last TV shows.



This card was fun to make with the little lights added to the tree.
The bunting and backing paper are from the JS Christmas Paper pad.
The topper frame is an envelope to the thickness of the battery case (about 5 mm)with a cut out
opening – also helps keep the light inside where it's
wanted. I printed the image from the CDRom twice onto matt photo paper and again onto some vellum.
I punched holes where the candles are on the tree, layered the vellum under the image matching it up.
I cut out the little girls from the second printout layering them on top.
On a piece of card the same size as the topper I stuck down the lights where the candles are on the tree. I added mini Holly dies
The starry night Edger makes a magical edge for the easel to stand against.. I added mini Fir branch dies and the greeting and some pearls.

This card uses some burlap sparkly ribbon that
 I pulled apart for the frame around the topper.
Used Mini Fir branch die with faux red pearl pen added for a 
touch of festive colour.
Added The Holly Edger in 2 rows with light
inking for a more vintage feel.

Printed Angel and flowery papers from CDRom
All layers were sanded, pieced and added faux
stitching. Starry and snowflake papers from
JS Christmas pad.
andmini Fir die coloured with promarkers
Tiny pearls add sparkle and the pom pom
braid gives the feel of snow.

 
Printed out Santa topper adjusting the colours
to give a more sepia look. sanded the edges and added glitter..
Distressed the edges by sanding on all
4 backing paper layers from JS Vol 2 pad
added glitter on edges of top 2 layers
Layered them all onto the Red card stock
Added ribbons and silver bells plus the 25th 
with promarker pens
Added a mixture of real flat pearls and faux
pearls with a pearl pen.


I made box up as per template instructions
Added background paper from JS Vol 2 pad
also pretty winter images from the Jane Netley Mayhew Pad.
added Pom Pom braid around edge
Basic template & Instructions available at the end of this blog.


... and with the lights on....

 
I printed out the image from the Josephine Wall project book (No 9 Dew Drop Dancers)
Matt and layered the image, punched a hole
under the top right leaf (where the added layeres
will cover it up).then punched a hole through the main layer on the card and through the card front itself.
Then I poked the little lights through the hole to the image glueing them onto the drew drop carefully. Once this was dry I layered up all the layers and the netting. The Fairy Aurora die cut x2 from purple card – I added sparkly organsa in-between the layers of her wings for a more magical effect.
The lights are taped unside the card making it easy to turn them on and off.

I cut the tree shape from a Wood effect paper from the JS paper pad Vol 2 I chose the part with a knot in the wood so I could cut it out and layer the picture beneath. I cut a rough door shape for the fairy door and again adding an image to a secret word beneath the tree cut out. The die cut mini fairies have wings with sparkly organsa for shimmer. I added glitter to the main Topper image (No 4 Secret Garden) from the Josephone Wall project book and layered it up
The inked backing paper is from the pad along with the grass and floral edge.

I tore several pieces of the papers from the JS
Vol 2 paper pad to make the background. I cut out various little children from the Faye Whittaker pad plus the little boy by his beach hut.
add more to the little scene.
I used a red pen to add the red stripe around the edge of the card.

Used the Weathered Wood backing paper from the JS pad Vol 2 – cut out each plank and sanded back and then inked with Blueprint Sketch distress ink. Die cut the beach huts and birds
the Lifeboat ring was cut freehand with added
string for a beachy feel.

Thanks for visiting today but before I go: I made  up these templates for you to print out and use if you would like to have a go at making your own Memo pad box - just print out (to get actual size, print each of them on 2 halves and stick the A4 bits together if you don't have a printer big enough)


 
 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sample Cards for Joanna's TV shows

I had a lot of fun making these cards for Joanna's return TV show on Create and Craft TV.


Buzy Lizzie die Sample
I used half 3 1/2” circle for the hanging basket
Coloured with promarkers. I used the
Buzy Lizzie,Wisteria leaves and the
Ivy Florish dies All the die cut flowers
and leaves are coloured with
promarker pens. Backing paper
from JS Collection Pad 3


Loiusa Lace die Sample
Cut 4xOcean Corners coloured with various promarkers. The Background is inked with distress
and water splashed and blotted to create Bubbles-which I outlined with white gel pen. Seahorse cut 4 or 5 times and layered up for extra thickness.. coloured with pens and added crystal laquer.
Backing paper from JS Collection 1 pad.

Thomas Kinkade pad sample
Cut out and mounted images from page. Cut out panels from JS collection pad 1. Backing papers from JS collection 3 pad. Ivy flourish and leaves from Busy Lizzie coloured with promarkers
Die cut Delphiniums and coloured to match picture.
Lace is Clarissa lace Edger die

Lace Corners 1
Pic: Marjolein Bastin (Autumn Pad)
Weave effect paper: Paper Vol 3 Pad
Sparkle pen drawn tree bark onto
black paper.
Lace Corners die cut from Kraft card


First Dance
Backing paper from Paper Vol 1 Pad
Background: Die cut couple with black card layering them back to front between
vellum paper
Main couple cut with black and 3 x white card
cutting the dress and layereing it with vellem
in-between to create fullness.
Isolbel Lace along the bottom.


Isobel Lace
Pic:Marjolein Bastin (Spring Pad)
Roses Backing Paper:Paper Vol 1 Pad
Paper frills: Denim Paper: Vol 3 Pad

Katy LaceCorner
Pic: Marjolein Bastin (Winter Pad)
Inked background with Bundled Sage
and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks
Lace dies coloured with Promarker pens
Pastel Beige and Kharki

Poppy
For the main topper I used watercolour paper with distress inks splattered with water to lift some colour.
The Poppy die was cut many times coloured with promarker pens. I placed various parts of the Poppy dies to create a scene between torn edges layered at the bottom of the topper and on white card on the panel.


Wild Rose

I cut an oval and used a lace nesty to edge it.
Pink Backing paper from Paper Vol 3 Pad.
Thomas Kinkade from Pad One
Die cut lots of Wild Rose and leaves and Wisteria leaves – using Promarker pens to colour the 2 shades of green Rose and grey Wisteria leaves
and the Rose flowers and buds in various Pink shades. Adding Stamens in the Roses and along the arrangement.


Thomas Kinkade pad
All the layered papers are from Paper Pad Vol 3
Thomas Kinkade Pad Vol One
Orange coloured Wild Roses to bring out the colour
of the warm cozy windows.



Wisteria
This is a deep card that has 3 layers of card with
3 sizes of nesting dies, cutting them further up the card from the one one before to create a tunnel
effect. I measured and cut a panel under each of
them -each a bit bigger so as to keep the layered
look. I cut many Wisteria flowers using Pormarker pens to colour them with various pinks and purples. I positioned the Thomas Kinkade picture on
the lilac card and added each of the card layers with foam mounting tape adding the Wisteria and leaves
as I went along so that the Wisteria pops out from each layer.


Thanks for looking  :)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tobermory card

I made this card for my Son and Daughter-in-Law for their Wedding Anniversary.  They got engaged in Tobermory while there on a holiday nearly 10 years ago!...

I used Joanna Sheens Signature Townhouse Trio dies to create the little houses along the seafront and layered various papers from the Joanna Sheen Collection Vol 3 Pad.. it's all a bit of fun and I know it isn't really like Tobermory... but, when they opened the card they recognised it immediately... so my job was done Lol :)



I coloured each house using my Chameleon pens and Promarkers. The little boats were free cut by me very simply Lol.. I layered some gold paper behind the windows and used a white gel pen to draw the fench along the seafront and the waves.  
It was a lot of fun to do.

Thanks for visiting today
:) Hug.x

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Orchid card

I made this card using the Orchid Signature Die I designed for Joanna Sheen   
I also used the the Louisa Lace Signature Die  and the Flower Pot Signature die 
I diecut out the Orchid 5 times out of white card and coloured them using Promarker pens, arranging them into the pots (cut out from the Joanna Sheen 8x8 collection paper pad Vol. 1)    the stems are easy to break apart and re-arrange to make each one look different.  
 Thanks for visiting today :)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Foiling on card

I decided to make a card using some of the dies I designed for Joanna Sheen's Signature die range    I have used these  - Rose Heart - Lace Corner Detail and the Lace Border detail      

Also, I wanted to play around with a technique for foiling that I found here.
I used 2 of the spellbinders nesting heart dies.  I scanned them and saved the scan as a PDF file, then opened it up in PSP to make the scanned images black..  After I printed them onto some cream card I foiled them both by running them through my laminator with some satin gold foil.. and then I die cut them, trimmed the edges so that I could later them later.  I cut a Signature Rose die  in red to lay under the smaller heart window... and cut the Signature Lace corner and border layering red card underside of them.. I also added some pretty organsa fabric behind the red rose heart plus some organsa ribbon along the top.. all the bits were then layered and stuck onto my A5 card base.

I really like the added look of satin gold foil around the hearts. I can't wait to do more foiling using this technique.
Here's my card...



 Thanks for visiting my blog today... 
Hugs xx

Monday, November 2, 2015

Signature dies on cards

Here are some cards I've made using the Signature Dies that I  designed for Joanna Sheen..


For this one I've used the Dreamcatcher die, cutting it out twice - one with kraft card and one with white card and cut out lots of white feathers.  I inked the background first and then assembled the dreamcatcher. The lovely baby's cot is another die in the Signature range... I die cut it 3 times from kraft card using 2 for the cot and one for the chest of drawers. The cot has little pieces of pink felt and white card  sandwiched between the layers and I used all the bits that fall out of the die to make the drawers adding gems for the handles. 
 
I cut lots of the Signature Hydrangea flowers in various colours gluing them onto a piece of card ready to add to my card. Then I cut out 8 of the Signature Decorative lace corners (one of the designs in the set) and arranged them around the 8" card to form the lacy octagonal. The get the curved shape right I folded a piece of paper in half a few timed from the center (the same as when you fold paper to cut a snowflake).. I held the center point in the middle of the card  then penciled in the curve to match the lace.. and then cut, when unfolded it forms the perfect match to cut out the hydrangea covered card. I run the cut out shape to emboss for a bit of texture. I added a few faux stitches and used part of another embossing folder for the greeting.


This card uses the Signature Bella Lace die.  It is perfect for this style of card because it it a repeating pattern die which means  it can be cut as long as you require. All you have to do to get this look is to die cut each side of the 6" card equally and then using a ruler to mark, cut away the inner sides.  The Rose is from the Joanna Sheen Vintage flower stamps.

I will add more cards soon.  Thank you for visiting today :)

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Thomas Kinkade Malma frame

I've been playing again Lol!  This time I printed out one of the lovely toppers on the Joanna Sheen Thomas Kinkade 3 Disk set by taking it into my graphics program so that I could enlarge the image and print it onto 2 pieces of paper (to join together on the frame) plus I printed one onto some old vintage piano music sheets to over lay part of the image on the frame.  The first thing I did was paint the frame with some Annie Sloane paint and then stuck the image on it with some elmers glue. Once it was dry I sanded the edges to add some ageand then waxed the whole lot and touched it up with a little bit of Pebeo gilding wax. I stuck some crochet lace ribbon around the mirror.  The corner tabs are brads from a kit I've had ages so I'm not sure where you can get them now. I rubbed a bit of the gilding wax onto them to bling them up.
Here is my frame:

I'm eager to make more of these so watch this space Lol
Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Decoupage Malma frame

I've decorated malma frames on and off for years.  I love the way they are such a blank canvas for any type of decoration and they are soo inexpensive Lol!
I wanted to share a cool technique that is new to me (it's probably been around for ages Lol) 

I've had a pile of old (almost vintage I would say) piano manuscript books in my stash for ages and have used them for a few craft projects already., but the other day I saw something on pinterest that made me wonder if I could wax onto inkjet print..and decopage with it. I have never done that before because of the inkjet ink smugding.. but I thought 'what if I used Annie sloane clear wax on it to seal it'... so I decided to experiment.  I dug out the piano music sheets and printed florals onto some..  There are some poems inwith some of the music sheets so I printed on one of those too.  I think they look really pretty next to each other...the music doesn't match the poem on this frame as I didn't realise in my eagerness to experiment Lol, but I have made sure to keep matching poems and music together for the next frames I do.  I was in such a hurry that I just couldn't wait to paint the frame first so I inked it to make it look old instead... but I know it will look so much better when I paint the next one first.
I carefully glued the floral music sheets to the frame by applying glue to paper first so I didn't get any glue on top.  When it was dry, I distressed the edges with sandpaper and then applied Annie sloane wax, after that dried I buffed with a soft cloth and then added a small amount of pebeo gilding wax to the edges for a tiny bit of bling.
I am really pleased with the result and I can't wait to make lots more Lol.
Thanks for visitin today and your comments are always welcome Lol
Hugs x

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A couple of Wedding cards

I've made a couple of wedding cards during the past week - one uses the Signature Elizabeth Lace heart die that I designed for Joanna Sheen and the other is one I made after being inspired by cards on Pinterest Lol.
Here is the first one:

 I cut the die out 3 times using pearly card for the bottom layer and plain cream for the top heart. I layered some pretty irridescent paper under the top heart so that the die cut letters would show more clearly on the heart.  The edges are the cut using the Signature Tessa lace edger die that I designed for joanna Sheen


 For the second card I cut the wedding dress shape and the pretty panels from white card.. covering the top part of the dress and the panels with spiderweb mesh lace (comes on a roll)..
I cut a V shape out of white card and then the lapels from black.. and used a sparkle gel pen to add pinstripes.  The little blue Rose is a rolled up piece of paper Lol..with a tiny piece of spider web and part of leaf die.. I was happy with how this card turned out considering I made it in just an hour Lol!!

Thanks for visiting.. see you soon.

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