Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Crafter's Companion Design Team Card - Crafter's Inspiration Magazine Issue 10

Good morning everyone :)

Well I did promised I would be back with another Crafter's Companion project....and here I am. I've again used the goodies from the freebies from Crafter's Inspiration Magazine kit - Issue #10. I really loved playing with the content of this kit, they're so versatile. For this particular card I've chosen blue and white to keep it nice and fresh, and have kept it Clean And Simple (CAS) again. Hope you like it. :)

I will be including a tutorial each month using Crafter's Companion products including Spectrum Noir, so if you have any suggestions or requests, please let me know. Thank you x

A description of how I made it and all the products used are shown just below the photos. :)

 
 
Here's What I Did
First I cut down a sheet of strong white card to make an A6 top fold card blank, then trimmed down a piece of blue textured card slightly narrower than the blank.

Next I wiped the inside of the hexagon embossing folder (top piece) with some Versamark ink and carefully placed a strip of white card inside and put it through my embossing machine. While still tacky I added sparkly embossing powder and melted it using a heat gun. The embossed and glitter strip was glued to the piece of blue card, and then added to the card base using foam pads.

Using white card I die cut several hexagons and stamped them using the stamps from the kit. When the ink was dry I added distressing ink around the edges and glitter pen to the bee and flowers. On the largest hexagon I stamped a sentiment that comes in the kit and added clear glitter over the top.

To finish off I placed the hexagons on top of the blue card using foam pads, and added 3 white pearls.

Here's What I Used
Crafter's Companion:
Crafter's Inspiration Magazine Issue #10 (Diamond Press 'Hexagon' Nesting Dies, Stamps, Embossing Folder)
Paper/Cardstock (CS):
Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card, Core'dinations CS - Pastel
 Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens: Clear, Aquamarine ------ You can find the pen sets here

Other: Distressing Ink, A6 Card Blank, Foam Pads, Double Sided Tape, Pearls, Versamark Ink, Glitter Embossing Powder

Don't forget....if you want to see more Crafter's Companion creations made my lovely teamies why not join our Facebook page (just search for Crafter's Companion UK or Crafters' Companion Inspiration Magazine group), and we also have a Pinterest Board so why not follow us.

I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

Challenge Entered:

Hugs & kisses

x Janine x

Monday, 27 June 2016

Little Miss Muffet Design Team Card (27th June)

Heeeellllloooo everyone

Well good morning, it's Monday and my turn to share my Little Miss Muffet inspirational creation with you. I've gone really zingy and bright today - I guess I was inspired by seeing a little bit of sunshine here in the UK. :p


I had originally planned to colour up this sweet girly with my watercolour paints but I changed my mind. I had already I printed her onto watercolour card so I decided to use my pencils and Sansdor instead - watercolour card as a tooth on it so it gives a slight textured appearance when coloured. To finish my card off I stamped lots of tiny hearts and flowers and added a die cut flower.

The digi stamp I used is called 'Polka dot Pals - Petunia' and she's available from the Little Miss Muffet store here.

 



http://www.littlemissmuffetstamps.com/
 
Here's What I Did
Firstly I cut a piece of patterned paper to side and edged it with distressing ink and attached the A6 card blank. The image was printed onto the watercolour card and die cut into a small rectangle, and coloured with pencil and Sansdor (Sansdor is used to move the pencil lead around and promote blending, it gives a smoother finish).

Next I stamped tiny flowers and hearts around the main image and added glitter over the top. The finished topper was matted and layered onto complimentary card and attached to the card base.

To finish off I added white pearls, a die cut flower and a couple of leaves.

Here's What I Used
Digi Stamp: 'Polka Dot Pals Petunia' - available here
Paper/Cardstock (CS): A6 Scalloped Card Blank, Neenah Colouring CS, Trimcraft 'Wallflower' Paper Pad, Orange, Cream and Green CS
Lyra Polycolor Pencils: Venetian Red, Rose Carmine, Light Orange, Pale Geranium Lake, Burnt Ochre, Van Dyke Brown
Prismacolor Pencils: Light peach, Peach, Terracotta, 70% Cool Grey, 50% Cool Grey,50% Warm Grey, Canary Yellow, Chartreuse, Grass Green, Apple Green
Dies: Crealies XXL 'Rectangle', MFT 'Blueprints 3 & 14'
Other: Hero Arts 'Spring Hello' By Lia, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint Distressing Ink, Glitter, Pearls

Don't forget....if you want to see more Little Miss Muffet creations made my lovely teamies why not join our Facebook page (just search for the Little Miss Muffet), and we also have a Pinterest Board. so why not follow us.

Hey, why not join in with our Little Miss Muffet fortnightly blog challenge - the theme this month for Challenge #xxx is 'Anything Goes' so it's really easy. Come on, I can't wait to see what you create.
I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

Challenge Entered:

Hugs & kisses

x Janine x

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Crafter's Companion Design Team Card - Crafter's Inspiration Magazine Issue 10

Heeeellllloooo everyone

I'm here today to share my Crafter's Companion project with you using goodies from the 
Crafter's Inspiration Magazine Kit Issue #10. To be perfectly honest before joining the Design Team I'd never used one of the kits before...and wow, I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box.  Inside you received an inspiration magazine, a set of dies, embossing folder, stamps plus a tutorial DVD and CD with lots papers and digi stamps. It's such great value for money!

So to give you a little inspiration here's what I created with my kit. By the way, just a little heads up, I'll be back in a day or so with more inspiration. ;)

Underneath the photos I have written a short description of how I made my card plus a list of all the products I used. Enjoy!





 Here's What I Did
First I matted my 5" x 5" scalloped white card blank with yellow card stock. Next I cut out a square of strong white card and die cut 5 hexagon shapes into it, then stamped a sentiment in black ink in the bottom right corner. Using a few coloured inks I added lots of splashes and splodges on the white card around the cut outs.

Using the hexagon waste pieces I created frames by die cutting into them again with the smaller size dies, these were then glued in place over the apertures. Using the CD from the kit a sheet of patterned paper was printed out, cut down to size then glued on top of the yellow card.

The bee and flower were hand stamped and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, then fussy out.  Spectrum Noir 'Sparkle' pens were added to both images and then glued in place on the patterned paper. Lots of foam pads were added to the back of the white topper to give it strength, and attached to the card base over the top of the patterned paper and card.

To finish off I added gold sequins and black dashes into each of the apertures, then to give extra sparkle I added droplets of the clear glitter pen around the splodges and splashes..

Here's What I Used
Crafter's Companion: Crafter's Inspiration Magazine Issue #10 - Diamond Press 'Hexagon' Nesting Dies, Stamps, Paper From CD - Sugar & Spice A4 Paper (#58)
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card, Core'dinations CS - Pastel
Spectrum Noir Pens: Bee - CT1, CT3, GB5, BG4, BG8, BG10 / Wings - CR3, FS1, IB1 / Flower - CG1, DG3, CT1, CT3,OR1, CR6 ----- You can find the all pen sets here
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens: Clear, Harvest Moon ------ You can find all the pen sets here

Other: Coloured Ink, Distressing Stamp, 5" x 5" Scalloped Card Blank, Foam Pads, Double Sided Tape, Sequins, Black Fineliner Pen

Don't forget....if you want to see more Crafter's Companion creations made my lovely teamies why not join our Facebook page (just search for Crafter's Companion UK or Crafters' Companion Inspiration Magazine group), and we also have a Pinterest Board. so why not follow us.

I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

Challenge Entered:

Hugs & kisses

x Janine x

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Sweet Stampin' - Stars

Hello and good morning everyone ---

Anyhoo, it's Saturday and Sweet Stampinday - so I'm here to share my Design Team card with you. Our easy theme this week is 'Stars' - so simple make a project and include stars on it and or course a stamped elements.

So for my card this week I'm sharing a card I made for my hubbie for Christmas. I've been watching to show off these fun guys but there was never an appropriate them until today. These little characters are from Bugaboo and the image is called 'Make it Snappy - Reindeer Trio', and I coloured them with Copic pens....and no glitter. Lol



 
 
Here's What I Did
First I matted and layered my card blank with a piece of patterned paper. Then using a software program I added a sentiment in the space below the digital stamp of the trio of reindeers and more stars, this was then printed out 3 times.

I die cut one of the images into a square and introduced shading around and behind the reindeers using Copic pens. Using the 2 remaining image I coloured portions of each of the reindeer in, using my pens. The coloured sections were then cut out and added to the base image using foam pads. The competed image was then matted and layered, and added to the card blank.

To finish off I added Glossy Accents to the reindeer's eyes and Crystal Drops to the antler decorations.

Here's What I Used
Digi Stamp: 'Make it Snappy - Reindeer Trio'
Copics: Reindeer - E33, E35, E51, E53 / Stars - Y06, Y08, Y35 / Red Nose - R14, R27, R32 / Black Nose - C1, C3, C5, C7 / Eyes - B0000 / Shadow - B0000, C0
Dies: Crealies XXL 'Stitched Square'
Paper & Cardstock (CS):  7" x 7" White Card Base, Neenah CS, Deep Red CS, White CS, First Edition 'Nordic Christmas' Paper Pad
Other: Serif CraftArtist 2, Crafter's Companion 'Clear' Sparkle Pen, Nuvo Crystal Drops (Green, Red, Purple), Glossy Accents

To enter the challenge and a chance to win a prize please REMEMBER you must include a stamped element on your card, follow our theme and then link back to the Sweet Stampin' blog. 
Have fun and good luck!

So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Stars' challenge we'd love to see your entries. 
 
This week's prize is Crafts And Me
 
Thank you so much for dropping by and why not leave me a message to say hi :)

Challenges entered: 
 
Hugs
x Janine x

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Crafter's Companion 'Inspirers' Design Team

Heeeellllloooo everyone

Well I'm here today to share my 1st Crafter's Companion project with you as part of the 'Inspirers' Design Team. Yay!!! I'm so excited - I hope you like it :)


In light of Glastonbury (or as I called it the other day...Glasonberry!) starting this week I created a 'Summer Music Festival' card using Sheena Douglas's fabulous A Little Bit Sketchy 'Rock' stamp collection. This collection is just perfect especially for the musician, music enthusiast or simply the rocker in the family - you can find the whole collection and more here




Here's What I Did
Firstly I matted and layered coloured card onto a 7" x 7" card blank. The silhouette of the band, circles, star bursts and sentiment were stamped directly onto patterned paper in black ink. Distressing ink was added around the edge of the paper then attached to the card front. Clear glitter was added to the circles and star bursts.

The applauding hands were stamped several times in different coloured inks and fussy cut out, these were then attached to the bottom section of the card using foam pads. The last layer of hands was raised up on double foam pads to add extra dimension.

Here's What I Used
Stamp: Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Stamp Sets - 'Grunge Band' and 'Shout!'
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Neenah Colouring Card - A4 Solar White,  Matt Black Card
Other: 7" x 7" White Card Blank, Purple Card, Coloured Inks, Distressing Inks, Clear Glitter, Patterned Paper (my own design),

Don't forget....if you want to see more Crafter's Companion creations made my lovely teamies why not join our Facebook page (just search for Crafter's Companion UK or Crafters' Companion Inspiration Magazine group), and we also have a Pinterest Board. so why not follow us.

I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

Challenge Entered:

Hugs & kisses

x Janine x

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Sugar Nellie Design Team and Farewell Card

- Hello Sugar Fans -
Good morning everyone!

Well today is my last card and post for the Sugar Nellie Design Team. After thinking long and hard I made the decision to step down. After losing my step-dad a few weeks ago I felt I needed to go into another direction and have a fresh start with a couple of things. Time is precious as they say!

Karen (Mama Sugar) and Fiona invited me to join the Design Team a few years ago after initially joining the Sugar Bowl challenge team. I have had a fantastic journey, made some special friends and played with lots of wonderful stamps. Even although I will miss everyone I just feel it's time for me to move on. I wish Karen and the Sugar Nellie girls all the very best for the future. See you in blogland my sweet girlies :)

So for my last Sugar Nellie Design Team card I've chosen to share with you my very first one. It's ironic that my card is showing off this particular SS stamp as it's Simply Sassy week this week, so my timing is perfect. The digi stamp is called 'Tiffany' and she is and will always be special to me, plus she's so pretty.

This stamp and lots of other Simply Sassy digi stamps are available to buy from Funkykits.

   
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/index.php?cPath=91_148
 
Here's What I Did
I matted my 8" x 8" card base with coloured card and pretty patterned paper, then added a cream die cut border strip right across the middle. I printed the image directly on colouring card and coloured her in delicate Copic colours. Using similar coloured inks to the Copic pens I used, I then stamped flowers and leaves around the image. The completed topper was then matted onto coloured card and added to the card base. The same flowers and leaves were also stamped onto a computer generated sentiment which I then cut into a fishtail banner, and placed under the flowers.

To finish off I added my own handmade flowers and hat pins, plus a few pearls and a touch of glitter.
Here's What I Used
Digi Image: Sugar Nellie 'Tiffany' available from Funkykits
Paper/Cardstock: Neenah CS, First Edition 'First Bloom', Cream, Lilac, Purple & Aqua CS
Dies: Sizzix Banner #2, Sizzix Squares, Martha Stewart 'Branch', Spellbinder 'Persian Accent', Britannia 'Medium Rose',  Marianne Designs 'Swirl Rose -  LR0162'
Copics: Skin: E0000, E000, E01, E13, R20 / Hair: YR0000, YR000, E81 E13, E15 / Eyes, Tights, Flower: BG000, BG01, BG05 / Dress: V000, V01, V04, V05, V09 / Hearts: Y0000, Y000, YR00 / Around Image: B0000, B000
Stamped Flowers: Adirondack 'Juniper', 'Tumbled Glass' Distressing Ink, Hunkydory 'Floral Chic'
Other: Ribbon, Wired Pearls, Pearls, Glitter, Diamante Hat Pins, Beads and Spacers, CraftArtist 2,  Glitter
Don't forget if you want to see more Sugar Nellie creations made my lovely teamies why not drop by the Sugar Nellie blog or join our Facebook page (just search for the Official Sugar Nellie Group).

Why not join in with the challenge over on the Sugar Nellie blog here - there's still  time to enter with a great prize up for grabs. The theme this month is 'Anything Goes' so it's really easy. DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE YOU MUST USE a Sugar Nellie stamp. 
 
I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

Challenge Entered:
 
Hugs & kisses

x Janine x 

Monday, 20 June 2016

Little Miss Muffet - Design Team Card (Challenge #140)

Heeeellllloooo and good morning

Well another Monday has rolled around and I'm happy to bring you my newest Little Miss Muffet creation to you. Now I know this is a Christmas card, but honestly could you resist this gorgeous little girl because I know I couldn't. the beautiful digi stamp is called 'PDP Noeleen' and she's available from the Little Miss Muffet store here.

I wanted Noeleen to be the main focal point so I made her quite large. She is coloured with Copic pens, and then to finish her off I added a touch of sparkle. I love her....don't you?

My card is part of our newest challenge (#140) over at Little Miss Muffet. The theme this month is 'Anything Goes' so why don't you join in with the fun. Come on, what are you waiting for, remember you don't have to use a LMM stamp to enter either.




 
http://www.littlemissmuffetstamps.com/
 
Here's What I Did
Firstly I die cut a piece of pretty patterned and edge it with distressing inks, then added it to my 6" x 6" white card base. 

I printed the image directly onto colouring cardstock and coloured with in Copic pens. and when finished I die cut it into an oval. To fill in the white space around the image I randomly stamped mini snowflakes in lilac ink. The completed top was added to the card base front using foam tape.

To finish off I attached 2 die cut snowflakes in lilac glitter card and used clear glitter on the hearts and ice.

Here's What I Used
Digi Stamp: 'PDP Noeleen' available here / Hero Arts 'Snowflakes' by Lia
Paper/Cardstock (CS): 6" X 6" White Card Base, Purple CS, Lilac Glitter CS, Neenah Colouring CS, LOTV 'Snow Princess' Paper Pad
Copics: Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, R30 / Hair - YR0000, YR000, YR00, E13, E37, E99, Y02 / Hat, Coat, Skating Boots - BV000, BV00, BV02, BV13 / Heart, Gloves, Tights, Buttons - BG000, BG10, BG13, BG34, BG49 / Ice - B0000, B000,0
Dies: Tonic Oval 'Home Sweet Home', Tonic 'Pin Hole' Squares, MFT Die-namics 'Let It Snowflakes'
Other: Funky Foam, Clear Glitter, Memento 'Lulu Lavender' Ink, Distressing Ink ' Dusty Concord', Pearls, Silver Pen

Don't forget....if you want to see more Little Miss Muffet creations made my lovely teamies why not join our Facebook page (just search for the Little Miss Muffet), and we also have a Pinterest Board.
 
I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

Challenge Entered:

Hugs & kisses

x Janine x

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Sweet Stampin' Design Team Call Out

Hi there,

Would you like to join our sweet team of talented ladies?

We're looking for new teamies to join us at Sweet Stampin'

You need to be able to commit to making a card every other week, be able to comment every week on allotted entries & you need to work as part of a team. You need to be willing to use sponsor images when required, these may be digi images so you must be au fait with using these.

Initially this is for a 4 month term with the potential to extend at the end of that term. No previous DT experience is necessary and all styles of crafting are welcome.

If you're interested, please email Chris & Abi
at sweetstampin@gmail.com with a link to your blog.

Or if you are entering our challenge this week just add DT after your name -
you can find the challenge here

This call closes at the end of the month (30th June)

So why not give it a go!
Hugs

Janine

xxx

Monday, 13 June 2016

Little Miss Muffet Design Team Card (13th June)

Hello my lovelies!

I hope wherever you are the weather is great, and you're getting some of that big yellow thingy in the sky shining on you....I think they call it the 'sun'. Here in the North East of England we've not had very much at all...sob!  Ah well, 
that my poor weather report over and done with. Lol

Anyhoo, it's Monday and Little Miss Muffet Day here on my blog, so I'd like to share my creation with you. For my CAS card this week I've used one with an unusual aperture, well to be totally honest it was what was left over from a previously created card (in other words...scrap!).  I resized the image to make her large enough to touch the top and bottom of the aperture so she could be attached. The image I used is called 'Swings 'n' Slides Froggy' and it's available from the Little Miss Muffet store here.    







http://www.littlemissmuffetstamps.com/
 
Here's What I Did
The 4" x 6" scallop card base with the front and back aperture, is the waste from a mini card I made the last week.  Firstly I covered the inside right of the card base with patterned paper to disguise the back aperture, then attached a strip of the same paper to the front. The image was printed directly onto colouring cardstock, cut out with my cutting machine and coloured with Copic pens. The image was then carefully attached to the front of the card.

To finish off I added glitter pen to her hat, enamel dots to the front and glossy accents onto the frog's eyes.

Here's What I Used
Digi Stamp: 'Swings 'n' Slides Froggy' - available here
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Neenah Colouring CS, Trimcraft 'Secret Garden' Paper Pad
Copics: Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, R30 / Hat, Top, Boots - RV000, RV02, RV10, RV13, RV14, R35, R59 / Frogs, Bows, Skirt, Socks - YG00, YG01, YG03, YG17 / Hair - C1, C3, C5, C7, 100 
Dies: Mama Elephant 'Frames'
Other: Glossy Accents, Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen, Trimcraft 'Fun Fair' Enamel Dots

Don't forget....if you want to see more Little Miss Muffet creations made my lovely teamies why not join our Facebook page (just search for the Little Miss Muffet), and we also have a Pinterest Board. so why not follow us.

Hey, why not join in with our Little Miss Muffet fortnightly blog challenge - the theme this month for Challenge #139 is 'Anything Goes' so it's really easy. Come on, I can't wait to see what you create.
I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

Challenge Entered:

Hugs & kisses

x Janine x

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Sweet Stampin' - 3 Or More Layers

Hello and good morning everyone ---

Anyhoo, it's Saturday and Sweet Stampinday - so I'm here to share my Design Team card with you. Our theme this week is '3 Or More Layers' - and it's exactly as it says on the tin. You must include 3 or more layers on your card along with a stamped elements.

So for my card this week I decided to use a card I made for my mum for Mother's Day which I hadn't blogged. I adore this pretty stamp, it's not a particularly big one but it's so sweet. I created the flowers from dies, and coloured them to match the ones in my stamped picture.

 
 


To enter the challenge and a chance to win a prize please REMEMBER you must include a stamped element on your card, follow our theme and then link back to the Sweet Stampin' blog. 
Have fun and good luck!
 
Here's What I Did
First I matted and layered my base card with lilac and white plain card and a piece of patterned paper. Using a software program I printed a sentiment onto a sheet of colouring card stock and hand stamped the image next to it, this was then coloured with Copic pens. The background was created by adding lots of various sized dots using the same pens used in the rest of the picture. When finished I die cut the image and a piece of lilac card and glued them on top of each other. 

Next I die cut 3 flowers from white card and coloured them with Copic pens to match the ones I did in the stamped image. I also die cut 3 smaller flowers from yellow card, and punched out 5 small leaves in green. The tall leaves were simply hand cut from green card and coloured at the tips with dark green ink.

The finished topper and flowers were glued to the card base along with a pretty ribbon.  To complete the card I added a few pearls and clear glitter to the flowers and butterfly.

Here's What I Used
Stamp: Wild Rose Studios 'Bear On Flower'
Copics: Flowers & Butterfly - V000, V01, V12, RV02, Y000, Y00, YG00 / Leaves - YG00, YG05, YG17 / Bear - E21, E50, E53, YR20, R20, R30, RV000, RV02 / Background - B0000, B000, B00, V000, V01, W0, C1, RV00, 0 
Dies: Tonic 'Cherish The Moment' Rectangle Frame, Die'sire 'Lace Bloom', MFT 'Flower & Leaf Trio'
Paper & Cardstock (CS):  7" x 7" White Scalloped Card Base, Neenah CS, Lilac, Lemon & White CS, LOTV 'Promises' Paper Pad
Other: Misti Tool, Serif CraftArtist 2, Pearls, Wink Of Stella Gold Glitter Pen, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch

So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our '3 Or More Layers' challenge we'd love to see your entries. 
 
This week's prize is Stix 2
 
Thank you so much for dropping by and why not leave me a message to say hi :)

Challenges entered: 
 
Hugs
x Janine x

Thursday, 9 June 2016

I HAVE BIG NEWS!!!

Good morning everyone

Well I have some big news to tell you - after applying and waiting and keeping it a
secret, it's official!
 
I've been invited to join the Crafter's Companions 'The Inspirers' Design Team.
 
http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/
 
Woo hoo!
I'm so thrilled. When I received the good news the other day I actually did a happy dance around the house...however I did get a few strange looks from my hubbie though. It's been so hard keeping it a secret though...sorry my crafty friends I wasn't allowed to breathe a word.
 
Ever since I found out it's been like a roller coaster ride.....lol  There's so much to sort out and learn, plus getting to know my fab new teamies. 
 
But there's exciting times ahead!

I can even remember buying and using my first Crafters Companion products, this was in their early days. I still have my score board and envelop maker plus quite a few of the CD-Roms too.
 
I will be sharing my 'Inspirers' project every week including a tutorial - so if there's anything you would like me to demo or given instruction on using Crafter's Companion products (and everything that comes under their umbrella) just let me know in your comments.
 
Well tomorrow it's back to business, and I'll be bringing you my Sweet Stampin' Design Team card.
 
Hugs
 
Janine xx

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Sugar Nellie Design Team Card - Scrapberry's

- Hello Sugar Fans -
 
Good morning everyone! 
It's Wednesday and my turn to share my Sugar Nellie Design Team creation with you; our stamp theme this week is Scrapberry's, so I used one of the new cute baby stamps.
First I decided to create a tag using one of these gorgeous mini stamps, but once I made my little cloud scene I changed my mind and turned it into a mini card. This could be used as a gift tag, birth announcement, or baby shower card. I used 'Minty Bunny' and coloured it with Copic pens.
This stamp and lots of other Scrapberry cuties are available to buy from Funkykits. 
 
 


  
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/index.php?cPath=91_148
 
Here's What I Did
Firstly I die cut a frame using 2 different dies - one for the outside edge and one to cut out the centre portion. Using the same die for the outside edge I also cut out a mini card base from a much larger card base. Then using the same die again I also cut out a piece of patterned paper for the background, 2 pieces of white vellum (clouds) and a piece of blue complementary card (hill). Next I stamped and embossed the word 'baby' onto the top left area of the background paper.

Using a cloud border die I cut the 2 pieces of vellum so that they would lay on top of each when added to the background paper and then I die cut a hill from the blue card. The clouds and hill were then carefully glued onto the background paper and the white frame was then added over the top to create a cloudy scene. The finished topper was taped onto the mini card base using strong red tape.

The bunny image was stamped directly onto colouring card, coloured with Copic markers and carefully cut out. This was then added to the card front using foam tape. The words 'With Love' was die cut from white card and glued into place just below the bunny.

To completed the card I used clear glossy pen on the bunny's nose and the ladybird, dotted die cut stars around the image tucking some behind the clouds, and added glitter pen to the bell and flower.
Here's What I Used
Stamp: 'Minty Bunny' available from Sugar Nellie at Funkykits
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Trimcraft 'On The Clouds', White CS, Neenah, Sheena Douglas Stamping CS, White Vellum, Blue Glitter CS, A6 Card Blank
Copics: Bunny - YR0000, YR000, YR00, E31, E33, E51, E53, R20, R22, R27 / Bell, Ribbon & Flower - R20, R22, R27, Y000, Y02, Y08, Y17 / Stalk - G14 / Hat, Clothes, Ladybird - B0000, B000, B00, B05, B12
Dies: Mama Elephant 'Frames', Lawn Fawn 'Puffy Cloud Border' and ''Simple Stitched Hills', Tattered Lace 'Mini Dies', MFT 'Blueprint #8'
Other: Hero Arts White Embossing Power, Versamark Ink, Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen, Foam Tape, Red Tape, Clear Glossy Pen

Don't forget if you want to see more Sugar Nellie creations made my lovely teamies why not drop join our Facebook page (just search for the Official Sugar Nellie Group).

Why not join in with the challenge (#137) over on the Sugar Nellie blog - there's still  time to enter with a great prize up for grabs. The theme this month is 'Anything Goes' so it's really easy. DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE YOU MUST USE a Sugar Nellie stamp. 
 
I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

Challenge Entered:
 
Hugs & kisses

x Janine x 

Monday, 6 June 2016

Little Miss Muffet Challenge #139 (June 6th)

Heeeellllloooo everyone

Well it's Monday and my turn to share my Little Miss Muffet Challenge creation (#139) with you. I've had this little sweetie for ages but I never seems to get around to using her. She looks so comfy on her bean bag reading her book - she so reminds me of my daughter when she was small.

If you would like this little sweetheart she's a digi stamp and she called 'Polka Dot Pals Lirienne', and you can find her in the Little Miss Muffet store here. You won't be disappointed!



 
http://www.littlemissmuffetstamps.com/
 
Here's What I Did
Firstly I embossed a small piece of aqua card using a stencil, this was then attached to my 5" x 5" white card base. Next I die cut a small frame from white card and various size stars from complimentary patterned paper and white card. The frame was attached to the card base, and the stars were glued inside it then glitter was added to them.

Next I printed the image directly onto some colouring cardstock and cut it out using my cutting machine making sure I left a slim white border around it. I then coloured the image in with Copic pens and paper pieced the book - this was done by printing the same image again and cutting out just the book and gluing it in place. The finished image was then attached to the front of the frame using foam tape. To finish off I added glitter to the stars on the bean bag.

Here's What I Used
Digi Stamp: 'Polkadot Pals Lirienne' - available here
Paper/Cardstock (CS): 5" x 5" Card Base, White CS, Neenah Colouring CS, Trimcraft 'Wallflower' Paper Pad
Copics: Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, R30 / Hair - Y000, Y00, Y02, YR000, YR00, E13, E99 / Bean Bag - G000, G00, BG34, BG13, BG23, BG49 / PJ's Hair slides - RV00, RV02, RV13, RV14 / Book Pages - YR000, YR00, Y02, E13, G000, BG34
Dies: MFT 'Stitched Square Scalloped Frame', MFT 'Blueprint #8' Crafters Companion Bebunni Floral Collection 'Star'
Other: Memory Box 'Stars Starry Night' Stencil, Brother Scan 'n' Cut, White Pen, Foam Tape, Clear Glitter

Don't forget....if you want to see more Little Miss Muffet creations made my lovely teamies why not join our Facebook page (just search for the Little Miss Muffet), and we also have a Pinterest Board.

Don't forget to join in with our challenge - you can find here here - the theme this month is 'Anything Goes'. Come on, what are you waiting for, remember you don't have to use a LMM stamp to enter either.
I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

Challenge Entered:

Hugs & kisses

x Janine x