Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Spring is in the Air

 This stamp set from IndigoBlu makes me think of Spring with its beautiful collection of flowers leaves and winged creatures as well as some sentiments. They have lovely detail and are made of red rubber which means they can withstand heat and lots of different media well.
I used masking for this card making a mask for the bird and large flower to create a mini scene. I use stickynotes  for my masks  so that they stay in place.The thin paper  these are made of also makes them perfect.

The stamp set "Live, Laugh, Love" is available to buy from Bec's store following the link here. She also has some great Christmas stamps available to pre-order.
Don't forget to enter your creations in the monthly "Anything Goes" challenge here,too.
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting, Jackie x

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Hush Little Bunny Card for Bizzy Becs

Well, life on the home front has been a bit more hectic than normal but I am glad I've managed to have some time to create this month. I had some great new products arrive in the mail from Bec's store included some Gorjuss girl stamps. I used one of these for my inspiration piece this month.
The stamp set is called Hush Little Bunny and the frame, flowers, hearts and image are all from the set. I stamped the images using Archival Ink and stamped the flowers several times to create a ground level. The image was coloured using Prismacolor Pencils-I used lots of light layers to build up some depth. Highlights were with white gel pen and black for the eyes.
Flowers, lace and a bit of bling finished off my card.
I really like how big these stamp sets are- they are great for beginning colourists.

I hope you find time to enter the challenge this month for a chance to win a mystery stamp or die and if you are in need of more supplies don't forget all of the wonderful dies and stamps in Bec's Store.
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,
Jackie x

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Peaceful/Harmony Challenge-TTPH

I have to say that foxes are right up there with owls in my favourite animals list...so how lucky was I to have the opportunity to cover this cute pair! This gorgeous digi called "Fox Couple" is from Sweet Escape. You can visit the store here.
I coloured them in using Copic markers and chose patterned paper and embellishment in Autumn tones as this time of year always seem peaceful to me in the wind down to Winter.

I hope you will enter the new challenge this fortnight at Through The Purple Haze.

Happy Crafting, Jackie x

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Peacock Card for Bizzy Becs

The July Challenge has started and as always the theme is Anything Goes.
I have bought the  Feathers Collection Darkroom Door rubber stamps to experiment with and this card was my first creation.
I really love peacock feathers and decided to create the colour in them by making a background on gloss card. I did this using Brushos (watercolour crystals). These are great fun to use if you get a chance to play with them. I just sprinkled them on the card and spritzed with lots of water. The colours I used were Emerald Green and Cobalt Blue.
I got rid of the pools of excess colour using a sheet of watercolour paper (This I will save for another project later on).
I dried the paper with my heat gun and then stamped the peacock feather using Black Archival Ink.

I inked around the edge of the paper with brown ink and then put some Cosmic Shimmer Glue for Gilding flakes on a piece of foam so that I could add it to the feather stamp. I stamped glue around the edges and then rubbed Gold Gilding flakes over the images.
The border is a Tile Works die by Spellbinders. I rubbed glue around the edges of it and then rubbed the same flakes into the black card. 
I added some remnant of different textured wool to the bottom of the main image before layering everything up.
I am hoping to experiment more with this stunning stamp set  for the middle of the month.
What will you enter into the challenge?
Happy crafting,
Jackie x

Sunday, 12 June 2016

If Dogs Could Talk- Bizzy Becs

The Taylored Expressions die and stamp set "If Dogs Could Talk" arrived in my mail box a few weeks ago and I had a chance to play with them over the weekend. I really love all the different expressions you can add to the dog. I think I will have to make up a card using each one. This is my first time of using Taylored Expressions stamps and I have to say they stamp beautifully with a nice clear image. Bec has a great range of these in her store at terrific prices.
I used Poppy Stamps "Celebrations Balloons" Dies and Die-Namics "Instaframe" die on my card.
The images were stamped with Black Archival Ink and coloured with Copic markers.
I lifted the frame up and some of the balloons using double sided foam tape. 

I hope I have given you some inspiration!
Have you entered Bizzy Bec's Monthly Challenge yet? 
Happy crafting, Jackie x

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Gorjuss Girl- Shower of Love for BizzyBecs

The June challenge has begun over at Bizzybec's Challenge Blog. There is always a great monthly prize from the store. For June there will to be a lucky draw for the month for purchases from the store,too. Click the link here.
This month I have used a Gorjuss girl stamp colouring it with Copic markers. I then cut around the image using a die from the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Collection.
I love the embossed background created with Taylored Expression's Raindrop Embossing Folder. Bec has great prices on these and I confess I had to buy the whole collection!
All paper pieces are inked with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
It is stocktake time at the moment in the store and in this section there are many mulberry flowers similar to those I have used in my card.

I hope you are inspired to pop over to the store and check out the great range of products at terrific prices. 
Happy crafting, Jackie x

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Just Add Ink- #314 Colour Inspiration
Crafting With Friends- Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks- #11 Anything Goes

Thursday, 2 June 2016

TTPH Challenge- Use a die/punch

There is a great new challenge over at Through The Purple Haze this fortnight. Use a die/punch in your creation and enter the challenge.
Our sponsor is SLS Lines. I am glad they are our sponsor as they were a new company to me and I have to say there are some great images to choose from. I will certainly be signing up for their emails.
The image I have used is Calavera Girl 2 Day of the Dead.

I coloured the digi image using Copic markers.
I used a die from the Spellbinders Gold Labels 4 to cut around the image and then inked the edges using Gathered Twigs Distress Stain. 
The black floral background is a Fiskars die which cuts and embosses beautifully.
The background paper is by Bo Bunny. The edges of this are also inked.
I hope you will be inspired to join in the challenge or stop by and be inspired by the many great entries.
Happy Crafting, Jackie x

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge- G is for Girlie
A bit more time to craft-#21 Anything Goes
Dark n Daring- Anything Goes