cover it up).then punched a hole through the main layer on the card
and through the card front itself.
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.
lights are taped unside the card making it easy to turn them on and
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
inked backing paper is from the pad along with the grass and floral
tore several pieces of the papers from the JS
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
used a red pen to add the red stripe around the edge of the card.
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
Lifeboat ring was cut freehand with added
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)
I had a lot of fun making these cards for Joanna's return TV show on Create and Craft TV.
Lizzie die Sample
used half 3 1/2” circle for the hanging basket
with promarkers. I used the
Lizzie,Wisteria leaves and the
Florish dies All the die cut flowers
leaves are coloured with
pens. Backing paper
JS Collection Pad 3
Lace die Sample
4xOcean Corners coloured with various promarkers. The Background is
inked with distress
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.
paper from JS Collection 1 pad.
Kinkade pad sample
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
cut Delphiniums and coloured to match picture.
is Clarissa lace Edger die
Marjolein Bastin (Autumn Pad)
effect paper: Paper Vol 3 Pad
pen drawn tree bark onto
Corners die cut from Kraft card
paper from Paper Vol 1 Pad
Die cut couple with black card layering them back to front between
couple cut with black and 3 x white card
the dress and layereing it with vellem
to create fullness.
Lace along the bottom.
Bastin (Spring Pad)
Backing Paper:Paper Vol 1 Pad
frills: Denim Paper: Vol 3 Pad
Marjolein Bastin (Winter Pad)
background with Bundled Sage
Hickory Smoke Distress Inks
dies coloured with Promarker pens
Beige and Kharki
the main topper I used watercolour paper with distress inks
splattered with water to lift some colour.
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.
cut an oval and used a lace nesty to edge it.
Backing paper from Paper Vol 3 Pad.
Kinkade from Pad One
cut lots of Wild Rose and leaves and Wisteria leaves – using
Promarker pens to colour the 2 shades of green Rose and grey
the Rose flowers and buds in various Pink shades. Adding Stamens in
the Roses and along the arrangement.
the layered papers are from Paper Pad Vol 3
Kinkade Pad Vol One
coloured Wild Roses to bring out the colour
the warm cozy windows.
is a deep card that has 3 layers of card with
sizes of nesting dies, cutting them further up the card from the one
one before to create a tunnel
I measured and cut a panel under each of
-each a bit bigger so as to keep the layered
I cut many Wisteria flowers using Pormarker pens to colour them with
various pinks and purples. I positioned the Thomas Kinkade picture
lilac card and added each of the card layers with foam mounting tape
adding the Wisteria and leaves
I went along so that the Wisteria pops out from each layer.
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.
Also, I wanted to play around with a technique for foiling that I foundhere.
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 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 theSignature 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 :)
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 :)
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
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!!