Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Evergreen tree

Hi crafter's 

Today I,m sharing a simple and understated
card which is unusal for me. lol .

I have used the evergreen tree from 
Jayne Nestorenko's latest release.
Also a Glitter girls embossing board.
I,ve made it slightly 3D by raising up the 
white layer and added gold peel offs, to add definition.

The tree is stamped, coloured and cut out 
and added with 3D glue gel.
I,ve also added some layers of torn card to create a snow drift
and added glitter to the edge.
 Added a sentiment across the middle
and there you have it a very quick and
easy card suitable for anyone.

Here are a couple more I have posted
on my face book page over the last few days.

This one also uses the evergreen tree and 
another embossing board but don,t they look so different.

With this one I used distress inks to create the background
then stamped the birch trees over the top.
Stamped in the ground worker stamp and the 
medium sized reindeer.
They are coloured with a mixture of promarkers
and distress inks and I found they worked quite well together .
I added some shadows along the ground 
and then added a sentiment.
It looks a very stormy day doesn,t it!!

Happy crafting and don,t forget to keep
a look out for the advent calendar tutorial coming very soon.

until the next time 

jens xxx

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Beautiful Evergreen Tree

Good morning crafter's

It's a lot calmer today and thankfully no more snow,
so no more weather excuses to craft today !! lol

Here is a card I have made using the accessories
stamps and the evergreen tree from
Jayne Nestorenko's 
latest collection of stamps.
These are so useful and the foliage sprigs around the 
edge of the card would make a lovely frame
for any image or decoupage .
I just love them, there's a pine cone too which could 
be decoupaged to give more depth if needed.

It's a very simple card to make, basic matting layering.
Then I stamped the corner foliage sprig
in all four corners going slightly off the page.
Then I filled in the gaps with the single bough
stamping off the page again to give a more random effect, 
also at different angles to give variety.
These are so versatile for such a small and single image.

I then coloured them with Promarker's using
only three colours.
Then I stamped , coloured and cut out the evergreen tree
and attached it with 3D glue gel to add depth.

I used the snow fall stamp around the edges
going over them with glitter ,
added a sentiment with matching card to tone it in.

I hope you agree a very suitable card for any friend
or family member.

Are you all enjoying using the new stamps,
 the samples I have seen have been stunning.

For those of you who were interested in the advent 
calendar that I made and shared with you a while back,
 you will hopefully be pleased to hear
 I have nearly finished a tutorial which will be 
available on Jayne's website in the very near future.
I will let you know when it is there.


Have fun crafting 

Until next text 
jens xxx

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Merry Christmas

Hi there crafter's
Gosh is it cold today!
Here is a card that I have made using
the Accessories plate from the new
Christmas collection from Jayne Nestorenko.
I have used the sprigs and bunches with berries to
stamp around the edges going off the page.
I used Promarker's to colour them in
with just three colours.
Added the sentiment in the middle and as
a stopper on the base.
A ribbon added and a pine cone on the corner of the tag.
I,ve kept it simple and placed the
verse under the base of the card.
These stamps are so useful I,m finding
it hard to stop .
Here is another card that I have
posted on facebook over the last few days.
I hope you like them and if you are
tempted to have a go , pop over to Jayne's website shop.
There are lots of new exciting new things
happening in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled.
have fun crafting

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Reindeer Shaker Card

Hi there crafter's

Today I am sharing with you a shaker card
that I made last week. 
I used the reindeer and evergreen tree 
from Jayne Nestorenko's 
latest collection of stamps.

With them being an obvious choice for Christmas,
I thought a shaker card was a must.
So I first embossed some dark green card
and inked over the raised parts with a lighter green
to bring out the design.
I then stamped, coloured and cut out the evergreen tree
 and medium sized reindeer and using 3D glue gel, 
stuck them in place.

Then using a Glitter Girls embossing board I created
this shaped card, which was quite easy to turn into 
a shaker style card.
On the raised dots I placed some gold
coloured cosmic glue to create faux pearls and 
card candi for the corners.
I aimed for part traditional and 
part contempary at the same time.

Does it work? 
Well i,ll leave that for you to decide .

Here are a couple more cards I have made 
using the same new collection of stamps.

This card uses the same reindeer but this time I added
the silver birch trees, but turned them blue!!

This one again uses blues,
 it must have been my colour of the day.

Here I have used the evergreen tree
and glittered the snow covered boughs in white glitter.
Creating my favourite easel style of card.
Sorry but I can,t resist!!

Hope you like the cards and if you would like to 
see a lot more, don,t forget to pop over to Jayne's
website or facebook page.

More cards in the next day or so.

until then

Jens xxx
Time for Tea with Jayne Nestorenko
facebook page 

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Christmas is coming!!

Hi there crafter's

Today I am pleased to be sharing with you a couple 
of cards I have made using 

Jayne Nestorenko's

brand new collection of stamps.
They are from the Just My Imagination range
and include four stamp plates, which are now 
availble from Jayne's website shop, exclusively!

They include Reindeer, birch trees a wonderful
snow covered evergreen tree and
 lots of lovely useful accessories  to play with.

The card above I decided to keep simple and elegant.
 I hope I have succeeded.
I stuck to beige and white tones to tie it all together.
The base layer is a lattice design created on
the Hoogie board, so simple to do ,
 but very effective for any white space.

I have used the Heirloom bauble die to mount the 
reindeer onto and matted with beige.
Added a ribbon bow to the top and each 
and the card is complete.
I hope you like it.

Yesterday I put on facebook and Jayne's
facebook page another card from this range.

This one includes the fantastic evergreen tree
don,t you just love it? so useful for any card
and so beautiful when glittered, 
flaked or flower soft to add extra texture.
How amazing is Jayne!

If you would like to enter two competitions
to win a set of these stamps, 
you need to pop over to Jayne's

Time for Tea with Jayne Nestorenko

face book page for the details.

One is to make a card and the other you just need to
 leave a comment under the card competition in the gallery.
How simple is that??

Also why not head over to Jayne's website

to visit her shop and inspirational gallery.

That,s all for today, because I want to go
have another play with my stamps.

So until the next time 

jens xxx

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Holly Plate

Hi there crafter's

Today I am sharing with you this 
plate style card using 
Jayne Nestorenko's 
new christmas wreath stamps.
Arn,t they just gorgeous and so traditional.
The plate shape was created using a
 spellbinder die and layered with coordinating card.
A few peel offs were added to give edging to the layers.

The design itself is watercoloured
and layered up with 3D glue gel.
A sentiment added and bobs your uncle!!

I hope you agree a classy looking card and
suitable for any family member or friend.

Here is the poinsettia version 

I kept this to the traditional reds, 
keeping to the same plate style.

Don,t you just love the stand?

Again try colouring it in different colours 
for a totally different effect.

I hope I have inspired you to have a go.

If you are tempted to but them or need more
inspiration, then why not pop over to 
Jayne's website
 or Time for tea with Jayne Nestorenko       facebook page.

until tomorrow 

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Poinsettia Bauble 

Hi there everyone 
today I thought I would share with you the Bauble card
that we made at Jayne,s workshop last Sunday.

Wow can,t believe a  week has passed already!!

The Poinsettia Wreath is one of the set of two new Christmas
designs to be launched last week.
It is just delightful and so very useful.

It looks great stamped direct to card and coloured, as 
well as all the techniques that are out there.
But to me it looks absolutely stunning when it is made more 3D.

It has a couple of beautiful pine cones and lovely foliage,
just stunning.
On this card we stamped and embossed onto red card,
 cut out into layers for the decoupage and then 
added some glitter to set it off a treat.
The poinsettia was then mounted onto the spellbinder
bauble die and matted and layered. Then added a bow to the top.

The base of the card is an easel style with matted layers.
The hoogie board was put to good use
to create a lovely background and if you
fancy recreating this lovely card, keep a look out
on Jayne's website as it will be coming as a project 
very soon.

I hope you like it and I,m sure you will agree that it is
a very classy card to give to someone special at Christmas.

My card is on the left and Darrens on the right,
you can hardly tell the difference, well done Daz.

I was feeling my best on the day and I apologise if I was quiet
but I will be back on full form next time!

Why not pop over to Jaynes website to see some
stunning samples in the card gallery and the stamps are now available
from the shop with free p&p for a limited time.

Go on treat yourself you know you want to!!

until tomorrow
Happy crafting

jens xxx

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Poinsettia Bookatrix

Good morning crafters 

The sun is shinning, although its quite cool ,but
at least it's dry.
Wow! what a weekend we had at Jayne Nestorenko's 
workshop down in Rugby.
There was a lovely bunch of ladies who are
friends old and new, oh yes and Daz!!

Fantastic cards and stamping techniques, delicious food, 
and the chance to buy Jayne's latest collection of stamps.
What more could you ask for?

I wasn,t feeling too well ,but still had a lovely day
and thoroughly enjoyed working /playing along
side such a lovely friendly group of people.
 The time just flew by .

 Look out tomorrow for the cards that
we were lucky enough to make.
One includes a sneaky peak of yet another
stunning range coming from Jayne in the very 
near future. Don,t finish all your cards for Christmas just yet,
as you,ll love them and want to use the new designs.

Now to today,s card.
This card uses the new Poinsettia wreath and the Bookatrix
glitter girls embossing board.
I have chosen to do a lighter white/creams for the
poinsettia it's self and layered it onto gingham
glittered card and added a ribbon bow.
I layered the poinsettia up with four layers 
and think this really adds to the realistic nature of this design.

I,ve used some of the outside smaller leaves to use
as embellishments on the left hand page.
The sentiment is also from the stamp plate .

The two new stamps will be available from
Jayne's website from this Friday , along with inspirational cards.

I hope you will pop along 
 and treat yourself, but also keep a look out 
for the next range of Christmas stamps which will be following 
in the near future.

Hope you  all have a lovely day
until tomorrow 

jens xxxx

sorry about the washing to the side!!