Friday, 24 August 2012

Venetian Jewel

Hi there crafter's

Today I am sharing with you a card I have made
using Jayne Nestorenko's
Venetian Lady and the single jewel from
the accessories stamp plate.

The background papers are  made up from
the  jewel stamp.There are numerous ways 
to make patterns with it, for this card I have used only two.

The main background I used the jewel to make some flower like shapes,
joining them at the narrowest end.
Then linking each flower from the swirl end.
I stamped onto neenah card with distress inks (mustard seed).
After edging the card with the same colour ink.
I then went over each jewel with glossy accents to give
them a more 3D glossy gem appearance.
This intensifies the colour and gives them a warm glow.

For the layers I have used the same white neenah card.
Stamped the jewels in staggered rows using
 mustard seed distress ink.
I took the same colour and distressed the edges,
coming in to the centre to add some warmth to the base.
Again I have coated the jewels with glossy accents, but 
not behind where the lady sits as that would be a waste of product.

The same stamp but they look totally different !

I have then  mounted the die cut onto some green
card and added some cosmic glue faux pearls
around both the edge of the card and the topper.
The finishing touches with the ribbon and knot
and the sentiment layered onto the same green card.

So now I am going to play with some more patterns
using the jewel stamp, to make some more interesting background papers.

Watch this space if you want to see more ways 
of using the stamps.

until then

jens xxx

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Venetian Delight

Hi there crafter's 

Well did you watch Jayne's show on create and craft?

I did and what a show it was,
so many demo's , and amazing techniques.
The card's were amazing and a lovely collection 
of different peoples styles of crafting.

Well done to Pat Robinson for winning the card
from the red lantern, ex spotty potty !!

I was lucky enough for Jayne to show my card
on the show and I,m so proud.
I,d coloured the scene while at Jayne's last workshop
but never got round to putting it on a card.
 So I decided to use a spellbinder die to frame the scene
and place the lady to the left hand side. 
I always tend to place them on the right hand side normally,
I felt like a change.
I then added a couple of rows of ribbon and 
then added the matted sentiment,
Both the scene and the lady are coloured in promarkers.
The finishing touch were some small glue
faux pearls in the corners.

If you would like to see more card's keep 
an eye on Jayne's website, blog and facebook page.

Happy crafting  

until tomorrow 

jens xxx
Time for Tea with Jayne Nestorenko  on facebook 

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Asian Princess 

Hi there crafter's

I,m so excited because tomorrow
Jayne Nestorenko will be launching her 

Grande Journey's 

collection of stamps on 

Create and Craft at 11am
I,ll be watching , will you ??
We do hope so, as there are some stunning
cards and projects being showcased.

The above card is made using the Asian Princess
and the Taj Mahal scene stamp which compliments the lady.
It is part of a set of three cards, to see the other two 
you need to pop over to Jaynes facebook page

Time for Tea with Jayne Nestorenko

where there are many samples of this range and other 
collections from Jayne too.

I hope you like the card and will take time to pop
over to see the matching sister cards.

Have a good day and hopefully we,ll see you
tomorrow at 11am, send in an email 
you never know what card you may win.

until tomorrow 

jens xxx

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Winter Wishes

Hi there crafter's

Gosh was it warm yesterday !
My car said it was 28 degrees.
 Did I tell you I had a talking car lol!!

So I was sorting through some card photo's and found this one
I made for last Christmas, I thought it would 
help to cool us down.

The easel card base is matted with paper
from the Adorable Christmas Cd rom.

I then layered up a few pieces of white torn
 card to create the hills and added glitter glue the the edges.

I stamped and cut out the trees, fiddly
but as I,m a decoupager first I love this part.

I then stamped and coloured the child and deer, 
arn,t they just so sweet?
Added a few snowflakes here and there,
a tag as a stopper and base for the sentiment and some cord.

It worked for me a feel a lot cooler now!!

Have you all been across to Jayne Nestorenko's website 
to see the latest newsletter with some exciting news .

Don,t forget to sign up so that the email will be sent to you directly
so as not to miss any of the latest news and inspiration. Just fill in your name 
email address etc. and press the submit button. You will
then be added to the newsletter list.

Happy reading .

until tomorrow

 jens xx

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Adorable Calendar

Hi there crafter's

Today I am sharing with you a calendar that
I made for Jayne as a gift last Christmas.

Its tent style and the month cards flip over to the other side 
to show the following month.
Then when 6 months have gone,  you turn it around and
flip over the following months.

This is the other side so I added more Christmassy/winter
images, with it being that time of year.

The images are from the Christmas Adorable Cd rom
decoupage section and the backing paper
is from one of the cd's not sure if it was the same one or not .

The calendar part took an age to stamp, but worth the effort.
First you stamp the frame , then add the days,
then the dates, then the year.
All this 12 times, phew what a job, but I like the effect 
and can be used forever !! because you can change the dates etc.

Just wish it was a bit simpler to do, or I should say less time 
consuming , as the finished effect is good, its just getting there!! lol.

To finish it off I added some silk  flowers
and some die cut flourishes.
I hope you like it, I know Jayne did.

I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all my new followers
and thank you for all the lovely comments
that are left for me here or on facebook.
You are so kind , Thank you.

until tomorrow

happy crafting

jens xxxx

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Adorable Christmas

Hi there crafter's

Todays card is from The Christmas Adorables collection
from Jayne Nestorenko.
The stamp plate is called 
The image is available as stamps and 
also as decoupage on the CD rom.

Although this is designed as a Christmas image
I have used this as a birthday card.
I think it works well for either occasion, especially if like my 
great niece they had a little kitten at the time.

For the card base I have used a die and 
made it into the obligatory! easel card. lol.
bringing in the pink from the little girls cardigan.

On the stamp plate there is also a teddy which 
can sit on the wicker basket, or sit up against  things.

If you used green or red it would bring out the colours
used in the wicker basket, knitting etc.

I just love this image and I have to say
 it was the first one that I used.
And I am still using it today, it comes out time and 
time again, so useful.

With it being for a birthday I have added flowers,
if it was for Christmas I would have added
glitter, glossy accents and other
 Christmassy embellishments and shapes .

I hope you like the card and I will be sharing
some more of this collection over the next few days.

Happy crafting 
until tomorrow 

jens xxx

Monday, 6 August 2012

Competition Winner

The winner is 


Well done Hellen a super card which  has made alot of 
people smile, also well done to all the 
entries, they were all winners .

It's great to look back at the earlier designs,
get them back out and add a new twist to them.
The crafting market moves on all the time
and with new dies etc a new world opens up
and adds longevity to our treasured stamps and CD's.

We hope you will all enter the next competition when the details 
become available, don,t forget to sign up for Jayne' s  newsletter 
on her website .

until tomorrow 

jens xxx

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Sketch Competition Entry

Hi there crafter's

Today I am sharing a card I have made
for a sketch card competition
run by Sheila Roxburgh.
You can use any image as long as you stick to the sketch.

 o this is what I made using Jayne Nestorenko's Indian Princess
stamp from the Grande Journey's collection of stamps.

I,ve also included the corner from the accessories stamp plate .

The backing paper is from the Summer Adorables CD 
and the die is a Spellbinder one designed by Sue Wilson I think?

I think it fits the rules for entry and so I added it to the link,
whether I did that part right remains to be seen!! lol

Looking forward to seeing the winning entry for Jayne's competition 
which closed yesterday.
until tomorrow 

jens xx

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Workshop Cards 

Hi there crafter's
It's been a while since I posted anything, 
it's been so hectic here. We are busy doing our bathroom
and as you can imagine there's stuff everywhere.
Oh and don,t forget all the dust!!

So my craft room is out of limits for most of the time,
 can,t have my crafting
treasures ruined by dust can we!!

So today I thought I would share with you the cards
my son and I made on Sunday at 
Jayne Nestorenko's  workshop down in Rugby.

We managed to make three complete cards, well nearly
complete , we did run out of time a little bit.

Darren's card

The fan was stamped three times and made into a circle
then matted and layered onto a scalloped circle base.
The stand is a die and finishes off the plate nicely.

My card 

The flowers and fan both come from the Accessories plate,
from the new 'Just My Imagination ' range of stamps.

Darren's card nearly complete

My card nearly complete

The floral card is made up using a Spellbinder die and
made into an easel style card .
The different size flowers were arranged with some leaves
to border the bottom right hand side to leave space
for the sentiment to sit on the left.

The third card is a favourite of Jayne's 
the butterfly which we used in the medallion style.
Layered it onto a lattice mask that was hand cut and
added some die cut leaves stems.

Darren's to the left, mine to the right.

We all started with the same products , yet we all 
chose to do different colours and layouts, 
which just goes to show how adaptable these stamps
can be, whether beginner or advanced crafter.

Tomorrow I,ll share some photos of the workshop
itself and the lovely group of crafter's that attended.

Until then 

jens xx