Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Adorable Christmas

Hi there crafter's 

Today I am sharing with you the card
that I sent Jayne last year.
It was made using the Christmas Adorables
CD rom, the decoupage and backing papers.

The Christmas Adorables collection include
6 sets of stamp plates and a CD rom and all
are available from Jayne's website.

On this one I choose to use the decoupage little girl 
with the kitten, she is just so adorable!!
I wonder how Jayne decided on the name?? lol.

The card base is a 3D box style that
 the inner window part moves.
It pulls flat to post and the window starts
 to open as you do so.

I created a scene behind the window using
a tree from one of the other plates.
Th e window is actually from a Cute Companions CD,
I just love how all Jayne;s collections work 
so well together .

The card base is a backing paper that I printed 
direct to card so create a fancy base.
I added Card Candi to the edges to add some interest
and the insert sits on the reverse.
Added a sentiment to the top font and there
you have it. 
Jayne was delighted with it , let's hope she
likes this years card.

If you like the look of the Adorables
why not pop over to Jayne's website gallery 
and blog for lots more inspiration.

until next time 

jens xxx


Thursday, 22 November 2012

Patchwork Jennie 

Hi there crafter's

Today I am sharing another Jennie card, 
a member of the Patchwork Polly group!
From Jayne Nestorenko.

Well it is my name and I just love the pose as if she's thinking
about what she should be doing.
This is so like me , I,d forget my head if it was loose.

For the card base I used the corner's from the collection 
of stamp plates. I just love the polka dot one and 
it is so useful and can be used in many ways.

I,ve also used the floral corner to give a lighter background.

I stamped  Jennie with Momento ink and coloured
them with Promarker's, it was well before I knew
how to do shading, so the colours are a bit heavy!

I added the teddy for her to hold and added a sentiment.
I kept to reds, blues and yellows to keep it quite simple.

It has been great fun looking back through my pictures and cards from 
the past and now I must get them out again
and make some fresh cards.
I just need to find more time in which to do so !! lol

So until next time 

jens xxx

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Christmas Wishes

Hi there crafter's 
Today I am sharing another Christmas card that I
have made using the gorgeous evergreen tree and reindeer
from Jayne Nestorenko's latest collection.

I have used a pre bought and cut card base which
I stamped around the edges with the stamps from
the matching accessories stamp plate.
Going off the edge of the page to add to the effect of looking into the card.
These I coloured with just three promarkers,
 then matted and layered the inner panels.

I used distress ink to create the background,
then stamped , coloured and cut out the tree and reindeer.
Which I then attached with 3D glue gel.
Added a sentiment on matching card and there you have it,
one quick but hopefully elegant card.

I am entering this into Sheila's competition and should have posted this first
so hope fully it will still count with me posting half an hour after entering !!

Happy crafting everyone 
until the next time 

jens xx

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Poinsettia Candle Holder

Hi there crafter's 
Today I am sharing with you
this candle holder I have made using the
 Christmas Poinsettia wreath stamp
from Jayne Nestorenko.

Those of you who attended the workshop in October
may have already seen this gift, because Jayne kindly put it on show.

I started with some candles that I had bought 
and measured the width of two standing side by side.
 Then the depth backwards and the height I wanted the front to be .
This just then needed a few calculations which would allow be to 
turn it into a box with a high back.

I used a die to create the back shape and layered it
with white card, which I had scored into a lattice design.
I added cosmic glue pearls in the lattice 
frame work to give it definition.
I then stamped, coloured and cut out the Poinsettia wreath.
This is quite fiddly but not impossible to do, it is designed to be 
stamped direct to card, but I,m a decoupager primarily
so well up for the challenge lol.
I have decoupaged the poinsettia layers to add
to the realism of the image.
Around the box base I also added the same lattice style
white background and used some of the stamped
wreath leaves and berries as decoration.
It was very simple to make and makes a nice gift for any friend.

Here it is from another angle .

I hope you are nearly finished with making your Christmas cards
or should I say at least started them lol

Have a lovely weekend.
until next time 

jens xxx

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Snowy  Reindeer 

Hi there crafter's
First of all I would like to thank all my new followers
for joining me on my crafting journey.
Welcome and please feel free to leave a comment or email me.
Secondly I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful comments
and feedback on the Advent Calendar tutorial.
I have had numerous emails and it's inspired many of you to adapt it 
into different styles and shapes.
I am so looking forward to seeing what you make, have fun .

I hope those of you who went to the NEC
had a really good time and purchased lots of goodies.
I didn,t get the chance , maybe next time .

So today I am sharing a card that I have 
made using Jayne Nestorenko's 
latest reindeer and  accessories stamps.

The card base is an 8x8 inch square card which I matted
and layered with greens and whites.
Also adding in a brown layer to help tie in the reindeer.

I used the sprig stamp and a branch stamp  
randomly around the outer edges.
Stamping off the page to give a more natural effect.
As if you are looking in through a thicket of trees.

I have coloured them using Promarkers in only 3 colours.
I then stamped, coloured and cut out the reindeer
because I wanted more of a 3D effect,
 attached him with 3D glue.
Then added glue dots around to give 
the effect of snow.
I hope you,ll agree it's a simple to create card but 
effective at the same time.

I,m loving the samples Jayne has in her gallery, 
new ones have been added this week.
Why not pop over and take a look.

Until the next time 

jen xxx

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Reindeer Trio

Hi there crafter's

Today I am sharing a card that I have made
using the new reindeer stamps from the lovely

Jayne Nestorenko

The card base was made using a Glitter girls
embossing board, incorporating the different layers.

A lattice die was used to create the background,
then laid some more green card over the middle .

The three reindeer's were then stamped,
coloured and cut out, then mounted with 3D glue gel.

Some cosmic glue dots on the edges and a sentiment to 
finish off the card.
So another card to tick off my list.

This card I posted on facebook over the 
last few days.

With this one i have inked the background,
 cut out with a die and layered onto some navy card.

The tree was stamped, coloured with promarker's
then cut out and layered on top.

Another tick off my list , its going down!

Have a good day and I hope your Christmas card
list is slowing being completed.
I,ve nearly finished writing mine too!
have you?

until next time 

jens xxxx

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Christmas magic

Hi there crafter's 

Today I am sharing a card I made a couple 
of weeks ago.
I used the sprigs from the accessories plate ,
the reindeer in two of the sizes and the evergreen tree,
which pulls three of the stamp plates together.

I stamped the sprigs around the edges going off the page,
coloured with promarkers using only three colours.
I then stamped, coloured and cut out the tree
and reindeers and mounted them onto the card
 with glue. That's the decoupager in me coming out.
You could stamp the images direct to the card, but 
I like to cut out, but thats just me.
I then matted onto green and white card and 
decided to make it a longer card.
So i added ribbon to the side and a die cut to add interest,
another die cut for the sentiment and the card was complete.

Hope you like it and are enjoying making
your christmas cards , or have you not started yet!!

until the next time 

jens xxx