Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Happy 70th Birthday Tam

This is a birthday card for one of our families best friends, it's his 70th birthday.

The Spellbinders used are Grand Labels One and Labels One and Fancy Tags .  The sentiments are gold peelies and the playing cards are from Kanban.

A side view of the card, I added a hinge inside the card to stop it from ending up lying flat with the weight of the front embellies.  The greeting is on the back, which I forgot to take a photo of, one of those senior moments.

A very quick card to make and a very quick post today.   My Labyrinthitis is playing up since I came back from holiday and I feel quite sick and dizzy.  Have a great crafting day, hugz,  Janice

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Lots of Letters

A first for this LOTV stamp, I bought it in the autumn at NEC and haven't gotten around to using it.  I've been feeling guilty about all my, as yet, unused stamps, I'd like to use all my new LOTV stamps at least once each.

There are a fair few dies used on this card.  Spellbinders Fanciful Holiday, Holly Motifs, Layered Poinsettia, Large Labels and Grand Large Labels.  Cheery Lynn Pine Branches and Martha Stewart Holly punch.

The image is LOTV Lots of Letters, coloured with Copics.  Clothes R22,24,27,29,39.  Y21,23,26.  E33,35,37.  Boots E11,13,15,40,41,43.  G94,99.  Hair E33,35,37.  Skin E000,00,21.  R20.  Presents and cards C0,1,2.  B21,23,28,60.  Holly G24,28.  Snow W0,1,2.  Dog E33,35,37,40,41,43.
Quite a big list this time, took me quite a while to colour it in, especially with my shaky hands.  The fur trims were all treated to a layer of Glamour Dust, it really shows up quite well in the photos.

I'm popping this on to my blog just before I go out to my cardmaking club today,  I've gotten all the stuff together to make another three cards at the club, if I don't blether too much.  Hopefully you'll see them on here in a few days time.  I have to wait until Alex (DH) can photo them as my hands shake the camera too much.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.  Hugz, Janice

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Snow Family

Another Christmas card, this time it's a Penny Black stamp I've not used in ages.  It's time to start revisiting all the 'stuff' I've not used in a while.

I can't give you any details on the paper, it's from my stash and must be at least four or five years old.  I didn't have any pink card to match my image, so white card was used and coloured in at the edge bits with the same pink Copic I used on the image.  The image was stamped, coloured with Copics and die cut using Labels One, for the shading at the edges I used chalks.  The sentiment is LOTV Christmas Circular Sentiments, matted and layered with Standard Circles Large and Small.  The other die cuts are by Memory Box and are Frosty Border and Snowflake Corner, I love these wee dies and it's hard not to use them on every Christmas card I make.

The Copic list is small this time B0000,00,02,05.  R81,83,85,89.  YR02,07.  W0,1,2,3,5.

I've popped on some sticky jewels to give a bit of bling.  I love the traditional colours of red, green and gold for Christmas decorating in the house but I would get bored to tears using them for all my Christmas cards.  I thought this was a nice change, blue, pink and white and it let me use up some of my older paper.

Hope you have a good and crafty day.  I'm getting cards ready for both the cardmaking clubs I go to, I like to get everything sorted out, coloured, die cut and all the embellishments ready to go with me.  I usually do, in between all the blethering (chatting), three cards for each class, it takes quite a bit of preparation time but no matter how hard you try, you cannot take your whole craft room with you when you go crafting out in the big wide world.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Pretty Poinsettia

This is the first for this stamp, I bought it last autumn at the SECC and haven't had the time to use it and worse still there are more like it waiting to make their debut.

The decorative paper's origins are so lost in the mists of time it's unreal, I must have bought this years ago and this is not the first card I've made from it, there was only just enough for this wee 6x6 card.  I've used lots of die cuts on this card, the image was stamped onto Spellbinders Labels One and matted and layered with the same.  The sentiment was stamped and matted and layered onto Spellbinders Classic Circles Large and Small, and then matted onto Spellbinders Ironworks Motifs, I've added some small star sticky jewels to give a bit of a lift to the sentiment.  The gold twirly bits (this is a technical term) are from Die-namics Fancy Flourish and the holly is from Cheery Lynn Dies and is called Holly Flourish.  At the top righthand side of the card I've used the smallest of the Spellbinders Ironworks Motifs and I've cut up one of the Fancy Flourishes and arranged it around the motif to balance out the card and added a sticky jewel for some bling. 

The stamp is from LOTV and called Pretty Poinsettia and it certainly is very pretty.  She was coloured with the usual suspects, Copics  E00,000,08,09,11,40,41,43.  Y21,23,23.  R20,32,35,37,39.  G24,28,39.  W0,1,2,3,5.  C0,1.  Not a big list for such a lovely image.  The fur trims are as usual trimmed with Glamour Dust, it really shows up so well in the photos and gives such a lot of sparkle to the card.

That's all for this card, I hope you like it as much as I do.  Have a great day.  Hugz, Janice

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

All in a Row

Hasn't this weather been beautiful, absolutely gorgeous, but it does play havock with the card making.  I want to be out in the sun all the time and not stuck indoors.  Yesterday was the last sunny and hot day of our little heatwave, so today I need to catch up with all the things I have been neglecting, a busy day then.  Lets get started, todays offering is another 8x8 card base from Craftwork Cards, I've gone with the traditional red, gold and green theme.  The red starry paper is by Paper Adventures and was bought more years ago than I care to remember, the greens however are more up to date and come from a paper pack bought last year called Henbury Lane, Poinsettia pack by Papermania. The colours all go perfectly together, very warm, cozy and Christmassy.

The stamp is from LOTV called All in a Row, it's soo cute and lovely to colour.  I used the usual suspects, aka Copics and here is the list, Clothes - Y21,23,26. YG93,95,97. R35,37,39.  E31,33,35,37.  Hair - E31,35.  YR20.  Skin - E11,11,000. R20.  Holly - G26,28. R39.  Snow and shadow W0,1,2,3. 

The die cuts are Spellbinders Large Labels, Standard Circles Large and Small.  The gorgeous corners are from Memory Box and is called Snowflake Corner, I've also used the Frosty Border and trimmed it to fit.  The sentiment is LOTV Circular Sentiments, Christmas Set Five.  I've popped on a few sticky jewels just to round off the design and give more sparkle.

I hope you like this cards, it's one of my favourites, I love the papers and the traditional colours but the stamp gives a modern look.

Have a great day.  Hugz, Janice

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Die Cut Happy Birthday

Another non Christmas card, I do make occasional ones and when I do I love them and this is no exception.  I love the colours and the delicateness of the die cuts.

The base of the card is an 8x8 Craftwork Cards blank,  matted and layered with their lovely decorative papers from a pack called Cottontail and some matching pearlescent card.

And now for the list of die cuts,  Spellbinders Tear Drop Circles, Standard Circles Large and Rose Creations, Memory Box La Rue Flourish, Fauntleroy Crest, Tilth Floral and Die-namics Fancy Flourish. I had a ball making this card and getting to use all my new dies.

The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and the dots are Card Candi to match the papers.

I'm off to start my day, first, I have to feed next door's cats, they are away sunning themselves in Portugal.  Then I need to go to B&Q and get a new barbie and some nice sea bream out of the fish shop to go on it.  Some beer for Alex to drink while he's cooking tonight and some salad and good bread to round off the fish.  This will be our first barbie of the year, and I'm really looking forward to it.  The weather here has changed dramatically in the last couple of days, we've gone from barely making it to 7 degrees to having 24 dergress today.  Nice, I love the heat, as long as I have somewhere cool to escape to for a cool down when it gets too warm.  Somewhere in there I have to fit in some washing and ironing, not my favourite jobs.

Hope you have a great day.  Hugz, Janice

Monday, 21 May 2012

Christmas Robin

I love watching the Robins in the garden around Christmas, usually chasing each other rather than getting on with the eating business.  It was a pleasure to make this card.

The image is Kanban and goes perfectly with the blue decorative paper from my stash.  The sentiment is LOTV Christmas Circular Sentiments Set Five.  The buttons I got from a market stall in Morecombe on one of our wee holidays in the caravan.

I am entering this for the following challenges
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - a touch of the blues
Crafty Mess Challenge - Christmas card in non traditional colours

Have a happy and crafty day.  Hugz, Janice

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Snowman Trio

The base is white pearlescent card, matted and layered with navy blue and a paper out of my oldest stash folder.  The Snowmen were embossed onto Bazzil card using a Crafts Too embossing folder, and rubbed back using a sanding block. 

The sentiment is LOTV Christmas Circular Sentiments Set 5, matted and layered using Spellbinder Classic Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large.  The Snowflake is also Spellbinders, Create a Flake One.  The snowflake border is from Memory Box and is called Frosty Border, Some little gems have been added to give a little sparkle.

I'm putting this card in for the following challenges.
Winter Wonderland - Embossing
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge.73 a touch of blues
Hope you've had a good weekend.  Hugz, Janice

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Christmas Candle

This was the first 8X8 card I made and it's for my daughter and her husband.  The base is by Craftwork Cards, the card and paper are from my stash and needed used up before I buy anymore, ha-ha.

The die-cuts I've used are Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #10 and Spellbinder Lattice Rectangles.  The Stamp is Penny Black and is called Xmas Light, I used Versa Mark and silver embossing powder to heat emboss the image, something I've not done for a few years.  I love this stamp and it's so easy to use it had to be brought out of retirement.  I've popped on some sticky jewels just to round off the design.  I especially love the colour combo of this card and I adore the Go Kreate XXL dies, they're brilliant, this one makes the card look very classy.

I'm putting this card in for a couple of challenges.
Christmas Card Challenges #24 Old/neglected stamp
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Embossing
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 73 - a touch of blues
Craftymess Challenge - Christmas card with nontraditional colours
Just us girls challenge #137 colour challenge

I hope you have a good rest of the weekend where ever you are.  Hugz, Janice

Friday, 18 May 2012

Christmas Bears

Sorry, I've not posted for a while, my mojo has gone south for the winter (again).  It certainly feels like winter here in East Kilbride, the temps have been averaging out at about 8 or 9 degrees, which makes it feel like February or March and it's not improving any.  Now I've gotten my little moan out of the way, we can get on with the business of cardmaking.

This was a very quick and easy card to put together.  The bears are an image from Kanban, so no colouring there, cut out with Spellbinders Standard Circles and matted and layered using both large and small circles and also Big Scalloped Circles Large.  The base of the card was cut using Grand Big Scalloped Circles and Grand Circles. 

The tag is from Spellbinders Fancy Tags, the sentiment is a silver peel-off.   The snowflake border is by Memory Box and is called Frosty Border, love this die and use it at every opportunity, it's brilliant.  The other snowflakes are Spellbinders Create a Flake Three with some clear sticky jewels to make them pop.

That's all for today, and guess what, it's cold and rainy again, although the rain is supposed to dry up this morning.  Hope you all have a great weekend and I hope the weather is better where you are.  Happy crafting, hugz, Janice

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Andy's Birthday Card

This is soooo not a Christmas card, all I seem to have made lately are Christmas cards.  It is my darling son's birthday card and his birthday is today. 'Happy Birthday Andy'.

The card base consists of three layers using Grand Labels One.  Pale brown pearlescent card, gold mirri card and brown card with gold embossing from, I think, Hunkydory.  The same layers, only using the normal size of Labels One, hold the focal point.  I just love this choccy sentiment, it's also Hunkydory,  and was matted and layered using gold mirri card.  The Happy Birthday which is mounted on a tag from Fancy Tags Three is from Hunkydory and came on the same sheet as the choccy sayings.  I hope he likes it.

I am going to enter this in the Craftycardmakers challenge for boys and also Come and get it challenge - Lets hear it for the boys

Have a good evening, I'm off to make the dinner before my hubby gets in from work.  Hugz, Janice.

Thursday, 26 April 2012


I made this card for the challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown called Snowflakes.  There's snowflakes everywhere on this card.  I'd also like to enter it into Lots of Layers over on Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge .

The papers I've used are some of my oldest and I've very vague memories of this being a pack from Papermania (perhaps) from maybe 7 years ago.  If anyone has a better memory than me, please let me know, it would be nice to have some info as I've loads left and I'll use it again.  It's sad when the memory goes, old age doesn't come alone. LOL.  The Spellbinders I've used are Ironworks Motifs, which I've inked while still in the die, and the Christmas tree from Fanciful Holiday.  I've used some of the leftovers from punching out Martha Stewart's Aspen Snowflake, stuck them on and popped on some tiny little jewels in the middle of each one.  The Merry Christmas came preformed, as did the snowflake in the middle of the largest Ironworks Motif, I picked them up at the NEC show in the autumn, this is a link to their website    Crystals and Gems UK  .  The tree is decorated with sticky gems from Papermania.  A fairly quick and easy card to make, the paper pack makes it sooo much quicker to choose matching papers.

I'm off to do some food shopping this morning and start to pack up our caravan ready for our wee break away next week.  Hugz, Janice

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Twinkling Star

Just a quick post today, with yet another Christmas card, it's definitely turning into a Christmas blog.  I would like to enter this card for Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge  #69 Lots of Layers.

A 6x6 inch base in cream pearlescent card, matted and layered with various shades of cream and red.

Twinkling Star is the name of the stamp from Lili of the Valley and she was coloured in with Copic markers and chalked around the edges in the die (Spellbinders Labels Five) to give a white layered effect.   Not a big Copic list for this one.  Clothes R22,24,27,29. YG91,95,97.  Skin E00,000,11.  R20.  Hair E25,31,50.  Stars Y23,26,28.  Snow C0,1,2.  The fur trim of her clothes has been glued and covered in Glamour Dust, it shows up well in the photo.

The sentiment is from LOTV Christmas Circular Sentiments Set 5, stamped and cut out using Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Small.  The embellishments are Card Candi from Craftwork Cards.

I'm off to start the day and to give some thought to my son's birthday card, his birthday is on 8th May. I'm on holiday next week in the caravan and I'm not planning on taking any crafting stuff with me, so I need to get cracking and get his card done before I go away.    Hugz, Janice.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Christmas Poinsettia

I made this card for a challenge on Winter Wonderland, this is the first challenge card I've made in over a year.  The challenge is called Pretty In Pink, the card must, of course, be a Christmas card and the main colour must be pink.  So here goes..............

The base for this card was made with Spellbinders Grand Big Scalloped Circles and Grand Circles using the Grand Calibre.  The pink background paper is from Daisy Bucket Designs called Wrapped Wishes - Mistletoe Kisses, I've chalked the outer edges of the scallops with pink to soften the stark white.  The sentiment is a stamp from Lili of the Valley, set 5, Christmas Circular Sentiments.

The other dies used in the card are Big Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large and Small, Ironworks Motifs, Layered Poinsettia, Cheery Lynn die Holly Flourish and Pine Branches.  The holly leaves are a MS punch and I've filled in the centre of the poinsettia with pink pearls. 

All in all, a very pink card.  I hope you like it, I do and the rest of the ladies at the craft club certainly liked it.  Have a good weekend when it comes, I'm off to do some of that dreaded H-------K, has to be done sometime and I'm having visitors on Sunday.  Hugz, Janice

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Christmas Snooze

This is beginning to look like a Christmas blog,  Here is a card I made for my husband last Christmas.  Sorry I don't have all the details, it was made last November and I've renovated my craft room since. 

 It's an easel card, 8X8 from Craftwork Cards, I've distress inked the base with green.  The papers are quite a few years old and from my stash.  I've used the XXL Go Kreate Square Frames Frillys #8 and #10.  The 'All I want for Christmas is you' was computer generated and chalked, I used Spellbinders Labels Ten to mat & layer.  The image was stamped onto Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large. 

The stamp is Christmas Snooze from Lili of the Valley, and was coloured with Copics, sorry I don't have the Copics list.

I thought if I gave him this card he might take the hint and take it easy over the festive period.  Did it work?  A wee bit.  I hope you like this card, it's still one of my favourites.  Have a good what's left of the weekend.  Hugz, Janice

Thursday, 12 April 2012

A Snowman Get Together

First, I'll apologise for the photography, we couldn't get the true soft colours of the card to come true, no matter what we tried.  I bought this stamp a couple of years ago and haven't used it much but with the Copics it's a delight to colour.

The base for this card is from Craftwork Cards and is 8X8 inches, this is a big stamp.  I've matted and layered using a pink background and the decorative card is from Nitwits - Joyful Hearts - Swirls Blue, I've had this for ages and haven't found anything worth using it for.  The stamp is from Stamps Happen, Inc. and is called Snowman Collection, the stamp itself is about 5 inches square and such a lot to colour but easy to do.  I've stamped on to a Grand Scalloped Square in white and layered with another in turquoise blue satin mirri card from Kanban, I've also used the satin mirri card to cut out two Memory Box Frosty Borders.  The sentiment is a silver peel off mounted onto Standard Circles, large and small, and then onto an Ironworks Motif.  The embellishment on the top is another Ironworks Motif with a jewel for some bling and to balance up the card design.  I cut out a Die-namics Fancy Flourish and cut it to pieces and used them to stick behind the motif rather than just leaving it plain, again to balance out the design of the Frosty Borders.

And now for the Copics list E15,31,35,37,40,41,43,50,51,53,79.  YR00,04,07.  Y21,23,26.  W0,1,2.  C0,1,2,3,5,7.  G00,20,21,24,27,29.  B91,93,95,97.  R20,22,24,27,29,37,39.  YG93,95,97.

I hope you like this one, I love it.  It's sitting on the shelf in my craftroom, so I can look at it and get inspiration to do more of them, maybe in a different colourway, although I do like the beautiful soft colours of this one, I'm sorry it didn't photograph well.  Maybe I'll try again in the daylight this weekend and see if I can get it more true to life.

Have a great and crafty weekend.  We are bringing the caravan out of storage on Saturday for it's spring clean, so I guess I'll be too busy to get much crafting done and my daughter and my grandson are coming to visit on Sunday.  If it's dry down the Ayrshire coast that's where we'll be, possibly a picnic lunch, probably in the car and then a walk on the beach and an ice cream somewhere in our day.  Hugz, Janice

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Shine A Light

Another Lili of the Valley stamp bought last autumn and just getting it's first outing.  I bought so many between the SECC, Glasgow and the NEC, Birmingham shows and then didn't have time to use them for last years Christmas cards.

The base for the card was made using Go Creat XXL Frilly Square dies #10, the background decorative paper is by Craft Creations and is called silver border on snowy clouds, quite a mouthful that one.  I stamped onto Spellbinders Petite Ovals Large and mounted it onto Labels 10.

She's a wee cutie holding her Christmas lantern.  I coloured her in with Copics: Clothes B91,93,95.97,99.  Skin E000,00,21.  R20.  Holly G21,24,28,29.  R29.  Crook and lantern C0,1,2,3,5.  YR20,21,23. 

I've used Fancy Tags for the silver peel off sentiment, Memory Box, Frosty Border in silver Mirri card to add a little bling and then more bling with clear jewels.  All in all a very pretty Christmas card.

Have a nice evening.  Hugz, Janice

Sunday, 8 April 2012

All Purpose Card

This card is one of the quickest and easiest cards I've made.  I didn't put a sentiment on the front because I don't know what I'll use it for just yet, it would do any female occasion.

The base is 6 inches square, matted and layered with red and dull gold.  I used Spellbinders Lace Doily Motifs and cut out the centre with Classic Squares and again cut out the centre of that one with Classic Squares and cut out a square by hand and mounted it behind. 

The foliage flourishes are from Spellbinders Floral Flourishes.  The Flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts, I believe it's a deep red Gardenia, they are sooo spectacular.  I've added some pearls to give a bit of bling to the floral flourishes.  Hope you like this one, I think it's quite an elegant card.
Hugz, Janice

Friday, 6 April 2012

Christmas Dance

Hello again!   I'm amazed at the amount of views that the craft room post racked up, as a group we are all curious about everyone elses craft room/space.  Here in blogland it racked up over 700 views over two days and on Splitcoast Stampers the photos were viewed by about 1200 people.  Amazing!!!!

On to todays post, this is a VERY pretty Christmas card done in non traditional colours.  When I'd finished this one I thought it was the cutiest card I'd ever made, What do you think?

Is this cute or what?  She is a Lili of the Valley stamp called Christmas Dance and I couldn't resist her.  The base for the card was cut out using the Grand Calibre and Grand Big Scalloped Circles and Grand Circles, these dies have been a godsend for making fanastic card bases.  The decorative paper, I think, came from Papermania, one of their Christmas packs from maybe six or seven years ago.  If you recognise it, maybe you can confirm whose it is and does it have a name, let me know.  The image has been matted and layered using Spellbinders Classic Circles Large and Big Scalloped Circles Large. 

Not a big Copic list this time.  Clothes V13,15,17.  C0,1,2,3.  Skin E00,000,11.  R20.  Hair C1,3,5,7.  The fur trim has been glued and then I used Glamour Dust to give it some texture and sparkle, although it doesn't show up in the photo.

The sentiment is a silver peel off mounted on a Fancy Tags Three tag, chalked before it came out of the die.  The lovely swirly bits are Die-namics Fancy Flourish and Memory Box Frosty Border, since the large snowflake part would have been below the tag, I cut it off and used it to embellie the top of the card.  I've added some Papermania jewels to give a bit of bling.

I'm off to have some breakfast and go get some food for the weekend, and then do some H*******K.  Sorry for the bad language, I do try to keep it under control but some times it just slips out.  I guess, I have to give in and do some H*******K sometime before the house looks like an absolute tip.

Have a good weekend.  Hugz, Janice

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Finished At Last

A very quick update on my craft room.  Five pictures shows all, 'cos it's not a big room.

This is the side of the room that wasn't completed in the last craft room post.  This is now the finished and workable article.

The picture below is what it looked like in the last craft room post - half finished.

I decided to go for wall units instead of the existing open shelves, the shelves were very efficient storage but didn't look good but the wall cupboards sure do look a whole lot better.

And now for the other side.

Same side different view.

I'm really pleased with my new craft room, it's a pleasure to be in it.  Nice, bright and well organised.

Hugz, Janice

Tobaggan For Two

Not a shaped card today, what a change!  I set out to use some of my new toys with this card and I sure did enjoy making it.

The decorative paper is from Craft House, called Plum Pudding-Brandy Sauce.  I've used the Holly Flourish from Cheery Lynn dies, and for the first time Die-namics Fancy Flourish.  The sentiment is also from LOTV, Christmas Circular Sentiments Set 5 and this is the first time I've used it.  It was stamped on to Spellbinders Standard Circles and matted and layered using the same and also, for the first time, Spellbinders Ironwork Motifs.  I've added some red jewels to jazz up the sentiment a bit, I also used the same jewel on the small version of the Ironwork Motifs and cut another Holly Flourish to pieces to surround it, to help balance out the card a bit more.

The image is LOTV Toboggan For Two, very appropriate today considering it's snowing from the heavens at the moment here in East Kilbride.  The image was stamped and coloured with Copics and matted and layered with Spellbinders Classic Squares Small and Large and then mounted onto a Fleur Di Lis Square.  Copics List - Clothes for the girl R32,35,39. E40,41,43.  Clothes for the boy E13,15,17,18,25,27,29.  R22,24.  YR20,21,23.  YG93,95,97.  Hair E31.  Skin E00,000,21.  R20.  Sledge E31,33,35,37,71,77,79.  Snow W0,1,2.  The presents are coloured using the same reds and yellow reds as the clothes. 

That about wraps this post up.  I'm going to go have another wee look at the snow and then it will be almost lunchtime.  Have great day and thanks for looking.  Hugz, Janice

Monday, 2 April 2012

New Baby Girl

This was made in a hurry for my friend Moyra who had a beautiful granddaughter called Ella Maggie.  She let me know in the late afternoon and I was meeting her at the craft club in the early evening, no pressure there then, and no time to colour an stamped image.

I only managed to get one photo of it just before I went out of the door.  This was one of the first shaped cards I made using the Grand Nesties.  The decorative papers are from K & Co, the pad is called Small Wonders and was designed by Brenda Walton.  The image is also from K & Co and that's all the details I have on it, I think I bought the image about eight or nine years ago.  The lovely pink dewdrop jewels are from Papermania and the sentiment is a silver peel off.  All in all, a lovely card, even if it was put together too quickly.

Have a good Monday, the forecast here in Scotland is snow for the next two days.  Oh joy!   Just when you thought it was spring, you discover you're not out of winter yet.  Hugz, Janice

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Grandson's Skiing Christmas

Well, I haven't quite gotten fed up with the shaped cards yet.  I know I'm early, extremely, this is Tom's Christmas card.

The card base and layers are cut using Spellbinders Grand Labels One, the decorative paper is Basic Grey, Wassail, Falling Snow.  The sentiment is a gold peel off , mounted on a tag from the Spellbinders Fancy Tags set.

The gorgeous LOTV stamp is called Ski Jump and is coloured with Copics.  It has been mounted on to Labels One normal sized nesties, the two back layers have been through the Grand Calibre with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  The snowy peak has been dusted with Glamour, I've added the left over snowflakes from using MS Aspen Snowflakes punch on to the image to give it some depth, I've added little jewels to the middle of them to give a nice sparkle.  Copics used are:  Clothes E1,15,17.  R35,37,39. YG93,95,97.  Y23,26,28.  Skis E40,41,43.  Boots E43,47,49.  Snow C0,1,2.  Skin E000,00,11.  R20.  Sorry I don't seem to have noted the colours for the dog seperately, I suspect they are a mixture of the other E colours I've used. 

I hope he likes his card, I'm sure he will, Tom thinks unless it's snowing it's not Christmas, he's only six.  Thanks for looking in at my cards, if you have time, leave a comment and then I'll know you've called in to visit.  Have a good week.  Hugz, Janice

Saturday, 31 March 2012

The Wedding March

Someone in my daughter's office was getting married and she asked me to make a card for the happy couple.  I bought the stamp at the autumn show at the SECC in Glasgow and hadn't used it yet.  I really enjoyed making this card, the colours are so soft and lovely.

The card and layers were cut out using the Grand Calibre and Spellbinders Grand Labels One.  The decorative paper is by Craft Creations .  The stamp is a Lili of the Valley stamp called Wedding Couple, and now I have to apologise, I can't find the bit of paper with the Copic numbers on it, SORRY.  The stamp is mounted on the normal sized Labels One and embellished with a Memory Box die cut called Madera Corner and a flower made using Spellbinders Rose Creations dies, I've used a pearl brad for the centre of the flower.  The sentiment is a silver peel off coloured by a Copic marker to match the colour of the card and mounted on a tag from Spellbinders Fancy Tag Three set.

 Wish I could find the Copics list for the colours, if I find it when I'm tidying I'll pop it on my next post.  I hope you like this one, I love it.  How come the latest card you've made is always your favourite, this is mine (for the moment).  Have a great weekend.  Hugz, Janice