Saturday, 30 June 2012

Floral delights 

Hi there crafter's 

Today I am sharing a card I have made
with just a couple of flowers from 

Jayne Nestorenko's

Grande Journeys Accessories stamp plate 

We were discussing how the flowers would work
on their own with a totally different feel to the rest of the collection.
This is what Jayne does best , she allows us to take
any image no matter how large or small
yet it still works within its own right.
I hope you agree this card works and just wait until you see the card
that Jayne came up with, you,ll love it , I do.

You,ll have to wait to see it though.

Going back to my card.

I have used the large flower and a couple of
the smaller ones.
I stamped and coloured them with promarkers 
then cut and shaped them to make them more 3D.
I arranged them around the corner of the 
card base and glued them into place.
I then added leaves to break up the flowers
and a sentiment in the top left hand corner
to balance the design.

If I made this card again I think i would maybe
add a matt layer in a deeper shade to help give definition 
and maybe a bow made from ribbon
instead of the card candi.

Always lots you can do and change around.
Have a play and have fun with your crafting.

Today I also want to share with you a card that a fellow
crafter has made and posted onto Jayne Nestorenko's 
facebook page. She kindly said I could share it with you.

This is the card that Fiona Murphy created

I hope you agree its stunning and such lovely
colouring and colour choices .

Don,t forget to keep looking at Jayne's facebook page
along with her website page and a blog will be following shortly.

Time for Tea with Jayne Nestorenko
on facebook
for the full collection of the new and exclusive stamps.

hope you ,ll pop by soon to take a look
and maybe share your own cards created 
using any of Jayne's lovely images.

see you there 

until tomorrow 

jens xx

Friday, 29 June 2012

Taj Mahal Easel Card 

Hi there crafter's 

I hope you are all well and managing to keep dry
its hard to think its summer, dreading winter!!
Then again it might be warmer, you never know!

On to today's card.
This card is made from 

The Taj Mahal Scene stamp plate 


Jayne Nestorenko's
new collection of Grande Journeys .

I have used a die and made it into an easel card.
Then stamped onto the smaller layer, edged 
with distress ink and layered on top.
Being a decoupage fanatic I have decoupaged the 
building and the trees to give extra dimension.
Not because it needs it, just because I can ! lol.

I ,ve added the sentiment on some coordinating
 card and placed at the bottom.

The stopper is made up with the corners and borders from
the Asian lady stamp plate.
I have cut away the border lines and used the flowers,
again I have decoupaged up the flowers
and think they go together nicely to make a stopper with a difference.
I like to use things differently , its like a challenge to me
to use something in any way other than how it was 
intended to be used. It must be the rebel in me lol.

Its a simple card and very easy to make as the scene
does all the work for you.
Don,t forget to visit Jayne's website
 for more inspiration and great project.

I,m doing the next project so please look out for that in the coming weeks.
Hopefully I will be able to give you a sneaky peak nearer the day.
If you have already purchased your stamps why not craft along with us .

I have another inspirational card for you tomorrow
hope you,ll pop by to look.

until then

jens xx
Time for tea with Jayne Nestorenko
on facebook.

see you there .

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Koyoto Garden Tag  Box

Hi there crafter's 

Today I am sharing with you a 
tag box I made using 

Koyoto Garden scene stamp plate 


The Grande Journeys collection.

I hope you have all been over to Jaynes new website
This site name should be returning to the original 
site soon but if in doubt check them both out.

The box was quite easy to make and sits on a die
cut for the base and the top of the lid.
I edged it with gold decorative edge peel offs
and attached the flat scene.

For the tags I have used both the 
spellbider standard tag die 
the concentric tag die , which I think is x cut? 
maybe wrong on that, I can,t remember off the top of my head.

I layered the die cut outs onto matching card
and again edged with the same peel offs to carry
the theme over and link them all together.
I think they need a couple more flowers and 
maybe some ribbon to finish them off,
what do you think?

The scene was stamped onto watercolour card
and coloured with watercolours .
This was just to show it doesn,t have to be a card,
the images make lovely gifts, scrap book embellishments,
candle edges , etc etc 
as you will see over the coming weeks they can be used 
for numerous things and occasions.

I hope you have now purchased yours and will
craft along with us.

We would love to see what you make, send us an email
with your pics and you never know , they may be featured 
on our blogs and facebook pages, even the website.
with your permission of course.

So have fun crafting and don,t forget to
sign up for Jaynes newsletter and like her 
facebook page for all the latest news.

until tomorrow 

jens xx 

Time For Tea with Jayne Nestorenko     on facebook    on the web  or
when it changes over

see you there x

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Today's the day

Jayne Nestorenko's
Website goes live and her shop opens.

Don,t forget to take a look and do some shopping.
Things have been very hectic lately and so 
I have no more cards that I can share with you at the moment .

But I am lucky enough to be able to share 
with you this stunning card made by

Pat Robinson

Pat attends Jayne's workshops down in rugby
and was lucky enough to be able to purchase
 Jaynes stamps before the official launch.

The website and workshops are the only places you are able to buy 
this gorgeous collection of stamps and to
see some lovely cards to give you added inspiration.

I look forward to seeing what other people do with them as well.

This is another stunning card made by Pat.
They help to show how the same scene can
look completely different , simply stunning.
I love them both, I hope you do too.

So tomorrow 9am starts Jayne's new journey,
  I'm  going are you ??

see you there 

jens xx 

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Easel Card 'Just for you '

Hi there crafter's

Today I am sharing another card I have made 
 Jayne Nestorenko's

Rialto Bridge from the
 Grande Journeys collection

It shows how the scene can be used on its own
with just a sentiment and an embellishment or two.
Some coloured card and lovely backing paper.

For the card shape I have used a Spellbinder die
and made it into an easel card.
The backing paper on the base comes from 
The Summer Adorables CD rom
and goes with any project.
 I have used this particular design
 on numerous occasions.

The scene was stamped and coloured with watercolours
then mounted onto a navy card stock.
The edge of the card has been decorated with
 faux stitching to add interest.
The sentiment and flowers also come from the 
same collection of stamps.
I wanted to use the scene on its own to
show that they don,t have to be used as a pair.
Each individual design works well on its own
no matter what the size . 
Over the next few weeks we hope to demonstrate
 how this can be done in some interesting and different ways.

I hope you like the card and the designs .

I would like to say Thank you to all my new followers,
welcome to the wonderful world of Jayne Nestorenko.
I hope you enjoy what you see and visit myself 
and Jayne on facebook and on her new blog.
As of yesterday Jayne is now live on facebook
under the title

Time For Tea 

Once the new website is up and running from
Wednesday 27th June 
there will be a direct link to her facebook page
 and blog run by the lovely Jacqui Dennis.
I hope you will go along and 'like' Jayne's page 
to get all the latest news and releases
straight from Jayne herself.

Have fun crafting

until tomorrow 

jen xxx

Monday, 25 June 2012

Rialto Bridge Stepper Card

Good morning crafter's

Today I am sharing  another of Jayne's new collection.
This one is the 

Grande Journeys Rialto Bridge 

stamp plate and matches perfectly the 

Grande Journeys Venetian Lady .

The card style is a easel stepper card with the
added twist of having a decorative base to sit on.
It folds down flat to an A6 size and fits
 an A6 or 6" square envelope for posting.

On the base I have used a backing paper from
The Summer Adorables's CD rom, 
which all mix and match with any project you would choose to make.
For a stopper I have used the jewelled flourish
from the Venetian lady stamp plate and layered
it on a matching card and attached with 3D glue gel.

In this collection Jayne has provided us with fabulous
corners and/or borders to create frames or use as embellishments,
or as in this case edged the base and the stepper fronts.
They are quite ornate and can be used along side the ladies
or as a generic frame for any project.

The Rialto Bridge stamp plate is highly detailed but still
easy to colour and looks so effective.
In this case I have coloured it with water colours,
 but it could also be used with any of the numerous
stamping techniques.

The Venetian lady I stamped and coloured with promarkers
and decoupaged up her frills and headress 
to give extra dimension.
I hope you agree that they work really well together.
The designs work really well for any and every occasion, 
for male or female alike.

So don,t forget Jayne's new website launches on
Wednesday 27th June with the
totally exclusive

Grande Journeys collection of stamps.

The stamp plates are only available to purchase from
Jayne's website or from her workshops in Rugby.
So we hope you will join us in this new venture
and the launch of this fabulous new range of designs
from the wonderful and very talented 

Jayne Nestorenko

Tomorrow I will be sharing another sneaky peak.
I hope you pop by to take a look.

until then 

jen xxx

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Venetian Lady

Hi there crafter's

Here as promised are the other two versions of the 
card I shared with you yesterday.
This one uses the Venetian lady from the 
Grande Journeys collection 
and uses all of the embellishments cut down to make 
them more delicate and placed in the corners.

This is the third card in this trio collection. 
It uses the Asian Princess and all her embellishments.

I just had to make one in each colour way and
I hope you agree that they make a nice set
and would cover most occasions.

More sneaky peaks to follow and don,t
forget the new website launches on wednesday at 9am.

See you there or here inbetween now and then.

until tomorrow

jen xxx

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Geisha Sneaky Peak

Hi there crafter's

I,m back from my holiday in Great Yarmouth now,
my laptop is back in service,
just in time to share with you my first creation
made using 

from the Grand Journeys collection
the latest range from the very talented 

Jayne Nestorenko

The stamp plate includes the Geisha girl/lady
along with a stunning corner and border, 
which I have cut down to make the corner embellishments.

The flowers are from the Accessories plate. 
I,ve coloured and shaped them and added to her hair comb
to give extra dimension.
I,ve also decoupaged her Komono.

I,ve made a collection of the three ladies in
this same design of card, which I created myself
using an embossing board using selected parts.
Each design is a different colour way to suit each individual design.
Over the next two days I will be sharing the 
other two designs, I hope you like them.

Don,t forget Jayne's new website will be going 
live on Wednesday, where you will be able to purchase her 
exclusive new collection.

If you are lucky enough to be going to one of  Jaynes workshops
you will also be able to purchase them there.

There are lots of new goodies coming your way .

So watch this space ,or
 Jayne's  new website and  blog 
which is also coming soon.
The lovely Jacqui Dennis will be running Jayne's blog 
along with challenges and more sneaky peaks.

We hope you,ll join us on this new journey.

until tomorrow 

jens xxx

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Hi there crafter's

Just to let you know my laptop
is poorly and it is going to the doctors
today , so I will be off line for a few days.

So unfortunately I won,t be able to blog ,
 hopefully when i,m
sorted I can share with you some 
more sneaky peaks of 

Jayne Nestorenko's 

Just My Imagination 
new stamp collection

So until then 

Happy crafting.

jens xxx

Friday, 15 June 2012

Wash day

Hi there crafter's

Today I,m sharing a card we made at a workshop

by Jayne Nestorenko

last year or the year before I can,t remember exactly
as we have made so many .
It uses the wash day scene from the
Summer Adorable's CD 
and the stamp plate.

Here is a picture of the inside

Jayne demonstrated how to make the washing line
reach across from side to side on the inside of the card.
An alternative to a pop up!
It works really well with the clothes hanging from it .
My mum thought it was great.
I had to restick the clothes post, because the weight
 of the washing had pulled it back off
 by the time we got back home!!
Oh a womans work is never done  . ha ha ha 

If you were expecting to see a sneaky peak ,
 you,ll need to keep looking over the next week or so,
 you won,t be disappointed when you see them .

until tomorrow

jens xxx

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Crafter's At Work

Hi there crafter's

No cards to share today as I have 
been too busy catching up with the  dreaded housework.
Don,t you just hate it when that happens!!

So today I thought I,d share some photo's 
of my son and I, at Jayne's workshop.

They are held at The Arnold House , Rugby.

We are mainly housed in the brick part, with a bar, reception,
toilets etc in the white section.

We spent the morning crafting the red Indian Princess 
card I shared the other day.

Then we were treated to a delicious three course meal,
a choice of some traditional and mouthwatering meals, especially the sweets!!

Afterwards we had time to do some crafty shopping,
with a chance to buy some of the products we had been using
during the techniques.

Then it was back to our crafting and another card
which included doing another two techniques.

I just loved the double stamping technique 
that Helene demonstrated, I will definitely 
be doing that one again.

As you might have gathered we had a brilliant day.

Jayne is doing other workshops throughout the year.
If you fancy attending one take a look at her website for details.

 Jayne's new website will be launched towards the end of this month.
The address will be the same , but the new site includes
lots of extras that will be of great interest to you.
So take a look, you never know what you are missing.

Tomorrow I will be sharing another card created from 
Jayne's new collection of stamps.
What will it be??

Come and take a look and I,m sure you won,t 
be disappointed.

until then 

jen's xxx 

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Rialto Bridge

Hi there crafter's 

I hope you are all keeping safe and dry after all
this terrible weather.

Today I,m sharing another card we made at

Jayne Nestorenko's

 workshop yesterday.
Above is my attempt at the card and I chose to use
the double stamp technique that we tried during the day.
It,s a brilliant effect and so easy to do once you get
the hang of the technique.
It makes you look cleverer than you are, well me anyway!!

This card shows the alcohol ink technique with 
acetate stamped and placed over the top. 
This card is not fully stuck down, as we were just playing
around with the placing etc.
It needs to be trimmed down and another few matts and layers
added to finish it off.

Tomorrow I hope to share another sneaky peak
from another set of the stamps.

So why not pop back to see what we,ve been doing.
Jacqui dennis blog.. cats whiskers.
 is also showing sneaky peaks on her blog.
 Why not take a look  !

until tomorrow 

jens xxx

Monday, 11 June 2012

Sneaky Peak  of Grande Journey's 
 Jayne Nestorenko.

Hi there crafter's I am so pleased to share with you 
one of the cards we made yesterday at  Jayne's workshop.

Let me introduce you to the  

Grande Journey's Indian Princess.

Isn,t she just gorgeous and the colours really work so well.
We stamped and embossed the corner from the 

Grand Journey's Accessories,

coloured with copics and added cosmic detail glitter.
I hope you will agree the colours really suit the image.
Along with the Princess stamp on the same stamp plate,
 there are extra stamps and text that can be used in many ways.
This is what  Jayne does best.
She always makes sure that we have additional stamps
to allow us to give more life and longevity to the stamps.
As you can see the corner is absolutely stunning .
There are also some smaller fancy corners and jewel embellishments.
For each lady there is a beautiful scene, again Jayne gives us the option
of using the images together or separately.

 just wait until you see the rest!!

Keep looking to see more of the new range and details of where
you can get hold of yours!
Come on,
 admit it ,
you know you want them!!

We had a brilliant day meeting up with crafty friends 
old and new, with techniques galore.
What better way to spend a Sunday ,
 looking forward to the next one now.

So until tomorrows sneaky peak

jens xx