Friday, 12 April 2013

Girls on the bench

Good morning everyone and thank you for popping by.
Today I am sharing a card that I have made
using the ... Girls on the bench... image,
which I absolutely love.
A perfect image to send to a best friend or relative of any age.
The card base was created using the Spellbinder scalloped circles
dies, with the large circles for the matting layers.
So simple to create but quite effective too.
I have cut two of the largest size, scored the top inch of the back one.
Then I glued the tops together so that it would stand on its own.
Top tip..... make sure you get a twin pair of scollop's
at the bottom for the card to 'sit' on, this will stop it from rocking over
and helps to keep your image straight.
I,ve added glue dots to each scallop. I just love the effect this gives,
it adds texture and depth to the card and
can be any size you wish, just brilliant.
I have kept my colouring to blue tones adding in the odd yellow
and green for the flowers etc.
I aimed for a fresh spring card, do you think I succeeded??
What have you made with your stamps?
The designs are by Jayne Nestorenko and are available
direct from her website shop along with lots
of other goodies.
 Why not pop along and take a look, the glue is there too!!
until the next time
jens xxx


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Here Boy!
Hi there crafter's
Today I am sharing with you a card that I have
made using the Boy, dog and frog stamp plate
Jayne Nestorenko
from her latest collection of
'Apple of my eye'
It's so lovely to have some male images for a change
and so beautiful and easy to use.
As usual Jayne has made sure that they are versatile,
giving us many options to tell our own stories with the images.
Above I created a simple 6x6 square green card base,
on which I have matted and layered some decorative
backing paper, slightly inking the edges to give definition.
To add interest and depth I have added an extra triangle layer,
 which I have also matted with the same decorative paper.
I then added a strip of a hessian type ribbon
 to keep it male themed, to which I added
some Cosmic Glue dots and a die for the sentiment.
The smaller designs look brilliant as a extra embellishment
 for the edge of the smaller die cuts, such as when using a sentiment.
I used what I call the cloud! die for the main images
and layered this onto matching green card.
I decided to have the dog trying to eat the crisps
 that have spilled from the packet ,to give a bit of humour and the boy looking on.
 Any young child with a pet would relate to this design
 and hopefully bring back many happy memories for us older children!
Have you got your stamps yet , if not they are
now available from Jayne s website at a special introductory price.
Why not pop over and take a look
Have a lovely day crafting
until next time
jens xx

Monday, 1 April 2013

 Hello Crafter's

Hi there everyone, just letting you know that I haven,t
fallen off the face of the earth!! lol
Just been sooooo busy moving my Dad into another property
and with all that goes with it, stress was at a high!
I hope you managed to buy your copy of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
which was on sale on 21st March. With a freebie set of stamps from the
magnificient  Jayne Nestorenko.
If you missed it you still have time to grab yours , you,d hate to miss out
on the exclusive set of stamps to complete your collection.
Did you see Jayne on Create and Craft , on the 27th March at 11am and 7pm.
It was the launch of her latest collection of
'Apple of my eye'
designs. A fantastic collection of realistic children ,
 3 male themed stamp plates and 3 girl themed stamp plates ,
perfect for any member of the family and special friends.
Why not pop over to Jayne's website to see the whole collection.
I will be sharing with you some lovely cards made by
myself and other members of Jayne's design team.
Todays card is from the Car wash collection, which includes
two separate boys washing a jeep/landrover style car.
 Sentiments are included, allowing you to create numerous scenes.
I created the card base using a Spellbinder die keeping to
just three colour ways. I used silver mirror card to give a shiney watery
feel to it. I stamped direct to card to create the scene and chalked in the background clouds.
For the foreground I used Promarkers and dotted them to give the effect of gravel.
I added cosmic coloured glue to add interest to the base and highlight the corners of the topper.
A card that would be suitable for any male or female friend or family member.
To show how different they can look if different colours are used
and different card styles, I am also going to add two cards by other design team members.
This card was created by Hellen Pearce and is beautiful.
The following card was made by Wendy Foster and again shows
even more versatility.
What will you make with yours??
I do hope you will share your creations with us
on Jaynes
Time for tea with Jayne Nestorenko ....   facebook page.
So now I,m back in blogland I aim to post a card at least three times a week.
Hope to see you again soon
until then
love Jen xx