Sunday, 17 December 2017

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Card - December

Good afternoon everyone 💜

I'm here again to share my Whimsy Stamps Design Team Inspirational card with you.  Today my card doesn't contain any colouring t all, as I wanted to show off one of the stunning digital papers designed by Tracy Wray.  I simply printed my paper and layered it up onto silver mirror card and then added by die cut sentiment then sprinkled a few snowflakes and stars around. This concept is so easy and great for batch making cards, especially at this time of year. I hope you like it.



Here's What I Used
Digital Papers: 'A Winters Night' Paper Collection
Other: 6" x 6" Scalloped Card Blank, Black Card, Silver Mirror Card, Graphics Program, Black Funky Foam, Sizzix (Tim Holtz) 'Retro Merry Christmas' Die, Lawn Fawn 'Mini Snowflake' Die, Pa\per Smooches 'Space' Dies

What I did
I cut a piece of silver mirror card to 5½" x 5½", then resized the patterned paper in my graphics program to 5½" x 5½",printed it out and trimmed it to fit the mirror card which were added to the card base.  The word Merry was cut from silver mirror card and added to the card front. The word 'Christmas was cut from black card and black funky foam which were glued together and also added to the card from at an angle. To finish the card  die cut stars and snowflakes cut from silver mirror card were glued around the front. Hope you like it. :)

I'll be back next week with more Whimsy fabulousness.

Why not, check out our current 'anything goes' Challenge, or follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) 

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Whimsy Stamps Challenge 102

Morning everyone 💜

I'm here to share my Whimsy Stamps Challenge Design Team card with you today.  I'm a little late sharing it as I've had no 'tinternet' for a few days - but thankfully I'm 'up and cooking now'. :)

For my card I've used the beautiful digital paper from the 'Accents Of Winter 2' collection and one of the digital stamps from the 'Christmas Accessories' sheet both designed by the very talented  Tracy Wray. As I mentioned we have a Challenge every month - theme is Anything Goes, so come on and get joining. We'd love to see your creations...plus you might even win a prize. Yay! Click here to upload your project.


 

Here's What I Used
Digital Papers: 'Accents Of Winter 2' Paper Collection
Digital Stamps: 'Christmas Trimmings Sentiments' ((Sentiment) and Christmas Accessories (Angel)
Other: 6" x 6" Scalloped Card Blank, Neenah Card, Sheena's White Stampinbg Card, Gold Glitter Card,  Tattered Lace Square Doily Die, Tattered Lace Square Die, Paper Smooches 'Space' Die, White Funky Foam,, Glitter, Foam Pads, Graphics Program, Gold Glitter Pen

Copics: Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20 / Hair - YR0000, YR000, YR00, E13, E99 / Dress - RV000, RV00, RV42 / Wings - BG000, B0000

What I did
I die cut a white square using the doily die and cut the centre out using a plain square die, to create a frame. I repeated this process twice more from white funky foam, and glued all the frames together.

Using a graphics program I added the sentiment and angel to one of the beautiful patterned papers and printed it out. The angel was printed onto colouring card twice, and then coloured in using Copics. The first angel was all cut out apart from her halo and glitter was added to her wings. The second angel was cut out minus her wings and halo. Both cut out angels were layered up using foam pads.

The printed paper and frame was added to the 6" x 6" card front, and the layered up angel was added on top of the printed angel on the patterned paper.

To finish off die cut gold stars were added and the halo was coloured in using a gold glitter pen.

Don't forget to join our challenge and check out my lovely teamies creations - click here.

Or why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

I'll be back next week with more Whimsy wonderfulness.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) 

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Whimsy Stamps Design Team Inspiration Card - December

Morning everyone 💜

I'm here today to share my Christmas Whimsy Stamps Design Team with you. I'm once again showing off the new release digital papers and digital stamps -  from the 'Christmas Wish Sentiment' set which contains 10 sentiments in total including this little guy. Isn't he just the cutest - tucked away behind the Christmas Tree, I coloured him using Copic pens. All the links to the Whimsy products can be seen below. I hope you like it.



Here's What I Used
Digital Papers: 'Accents Of Winter 3' Paper Collection
Digital Stamps: Christmas Wish Sentiments ((Sentiment) and Christmas Accessories (Snowman)

Other:
6" x 6" Card Blank, Pink Card, Neenah Card, Glitter Card, Tonic 'Home Sweet Home' Stitched Oval Die, MFT Banner & Heart Dies, Gems, Glitter, Foam pads, Graphics Program

Copic: Snowman & Snow - C0, C1, BV00, BV31 / Hat - C1, C2, C3, C5, C7 / Nose & Stars - Y00, Y08, Y17 / Scarf - & Hat Trim - RV10, RV14, RV21, RV23 / Holly & Brown - YG03, YG17, R14, R37

I'll be back next week with more fabulousness.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) 

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Whimsy Stamps Design Team - December Release #2

Hi there everyone 💜

Well I'm here again today sharing the 2nd of my cards for Whimsy Stamps Digital Design Team. I'm highlighting more of the new releases for you - the beautiful digital paper is from the 'Accents of Winter 3' collection, which contains 6 papers and a digital stamp from the 'Christmas Wish Sentiment' set which contains 10 sentiments in total including this little guy. Isn't he just the cutest - tucked away behind the Christmas Tree, I coloured him using Copic pens. All the links to the Whimsy products can be seen below. I hope you like it.



Here's What I Used
Digital Papers: 'Accents Of Winter 3' Paper Collection
Digital Stamps: Christmas Wish Sentiments

Other: (Edit)
Pearlised Card, Silver Mirror Card, White Card, Blue & Silver Glitter Card, Layered Poinsettia Die (Spellbinder), Holiday Greens (Sizzix), Circle Doily Edge Die (Tattered Lace), Double Stitched Circle Die (Crealies), Gems, Star Punch (Tonic), Core'dinations Card, Foam pads, Graphics Program,

I'll be back next week with more fabulousness.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) 

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Friday, 1 December 2017

Whimsy Stamp Design Team - December Release #1

Hi there everyone 💜

I have some fabulous new to share with you ((drum roll please))  
I have been invited to join Whimsy Stamps Digital Design Team. Thanks to a sweet friend my work was spotted, and shortly afterwards I was asked to join a fabulous team of ladies and work with some brilliant artwork. Every week I will be here sharing stamps, papers and sentiments to inspire you along with new releases...so watch this space. 
So today I'm sharing my first Design Team card for them. I'm super excited to show off 2 new releases - the beautiful digital paper is from the 'Accents of Winter 3' collection (this contains 6 papers), and a digital sentiment from the 'Christmas Trimmings Sentiment' (this includes 11 sentiments in the set). The papers are absolutely stunning and are pre-sized to 6" x 6" but can be adjusted to suit your needs.

I have included the links below which will take you to direct to the Whimsy store. Definitely check out the other fabulous papers and stamps...they're simply gorgeous.  I hope you like it.



 
Here's What I Used
Digital Papers: 'Accents Of Winter 3' Paper Collection
Digital Stamps: Christmas Trimming Sentiments

Other:
Pearlised Card, Silver Mirror Card, White Card, Blue & Silver Glitter Card, Layered Poinsettia Die (Spellbinder), Holiday Greens (Sizzix), Circle Doily Edge Die (Tattered Lace), Double Stitched Circle Die (Crealies), Gems, Star Punch (Tonic), Core'dinations Card, Foam pads, Graphics Program,

I'll be back tomorrow with another new release....yay!

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) 

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Monday, 30 October 2017

Halloween Card 2017

Hi there

Every year I make a Halloween card for my daughter - she'll be 29 next month. She loves Halloween and really gets into the spirit of it. She used work as an actress in the London Dungeons attraction, so you can imagine what things she used to wear. Lol

Anyhow I thought I would share the card I made for her this year. I used My Favorite Things 'Witch Way Is The Candy' stamp set and some pop up dies from Elizabeth Crafts. The background was created using a variety of different distressing inks, and the images were coloured with Copics.





The above picture shows the band I created to slide over the card base to keep it closed.


EVERYTHING I USED:

Stamps: 'Witch Way Is The Candy' (My Favorite Things)

Distressing Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Black Soot (a little Spiced Marmalade & Mustard Seed)

Copics: Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30 / Hair - YR0000, YR000, YR00, E11, E37, E99 / Pumpkin Stalks - YG01, YG63, YG67 /  Pumpkin - Y02, Y38, YR15, YR23, C3 / Bat & Cat - C2, C3, C5, C7, Y38 / Bat & Cat Eyes - Y00, YG01, YG03 /Frog - YG00, YG01, YG03, YG17, C3 / Frog Eyes - BG000, BG01 / Moon - Y02, Y08, Y35, Y38 / Broom - Y00, Y02, Y08, Y38, E13, E37 / Striped Top & Tights - Y38, YR68, C3, YG01, YG03 / Hat & Cloak - C2, C3, C5, C7 / Hat Ribbon & Buckle - Y08, V04, V06, V12, Y08 / Dress & Boots - V01, V04, V06, V12, YG01, YG03, C3

Dies: General Pop Ups (Elizabeth Crafts), Starry Skies (Lawn Fawn), Four Season Tree (Crafters Companion), Square Dots #42 (Crealies), Pearl Square (Tattered Lace), Monogram (Little B), Simple Stitched Hillside Border (Lawn Fawn)

Other: Splatter Brush, Water, Black card (cut to 5¾" x 5¾" to create a card blank), White glitter Card, Glitter Pen, Sheena's Stamping Card, Black Funky foam, Glossy Accents, Computer/Printer (sentiment)

PS - I've just had a text from her, and she received it ok this morning, and loves it. Phew!!!

Thanks for dropping by; why not leave me a comment to say hi!

Hugs

Janine x

Saturday, 28 October 2017

A Mice Day! Stamp Set Tutorials

Evening everyonee

I was asked so many times on Facebook how I created the Swiss Cheese mouse card that I decided to write up a tutorial for this, and the rest of the cards. I hope this will help.

So enjoy :)


WHAT I DID
Cut a piece of yellow card to 5¾” x 5¾” and add it to a 6” x 6” kraft card blank, leaving a border all the way round.

Next cut a piece of kraft card 5½” x 5½”, and stamp the wheat on the left hand side using black memento ink. Stamp the wheat sheaf that is bowed onto Mask It paper and cut it out (alternatively you can use the sticky edge of a post-it note). Place the mask over the top of the sheaf previously stamped on the kraft card, then stamp the bottom section of the mouse and removed the mask. Colour everything with pencils.  

Using the coordinating stencil add clouds to the kraft card by inking through the cloud aperture using white ink, avoiding the mouse and wheat. When everything is dry added a little white and blue pencil to define the clouds. Add a thin line of crystal glitter around the edges of the clouds.

Stamp the head of the mouse twice onto white card and coloured with pencils, then cut out. Using foam pads attach one of the heads to the wheat sheaf above where the mouse body has been stamped earlier.

Hand cut a fishtail banner from kraft card, and stamp a sentiment onto it. Cut a slightly larger banner from yellow card and glued them both together.

To complete the card attached the banners to the card front using foam tape, and add the mouse head and a yellow enamel dot.
  
WHAT I USED
A Mice Day! Stamp Set and Mask
6” x 6” Kraft Card Blank
Spectrum Noir Pencils
Yellow Card
Stamping/colouring Card
Foam Pads
Kraft Card
Crystal Glitter
Enamel Dot
White Brilliance Ink
Black Memento Ink


WHAT I DID
Add orange card 4¾” x 6¾” to the front of a 7” x 5” white card blank leaving a thin white border all the way round.

Cut a piece of strong white card to 4½” x 6½”. Die cut different sized circles into it,
randomly placing them around the card.

Create outer frames for the apertures - using a circle die slightly larger than the apertures, then die cut the centre from them each of them using the same circle die as the one used on the white card. Glue the frames to the white card along with a few of the small spare centres from the circles.

Stamp the sentiment onto the white card and attached it to the card front using foam tape. Make sure you use plenty of foam tape around the apertures to support them.

Stamp all the mice onto colouring card, then colour them in with your alcohol pens and carefully cut them out. Glue the mice inside the large circles.  Attached the mouse head using foam tape, but leaving its paws hanging outside of the circle.

WHAT I USED
A Mice Day! Stamp Set
5” x 7” Scalloped Card Blank
Hunkyodry Matt-tastic Card
Copic Pens
Circle Dies (Tattered Lace)
Stamping/colouring Card
Foam Pads
  

WHAT I DID
Cut a piece of patterned paper 6½” x 6½” and round off the corners on one side, and attach it to a 7” × 7” white scalloped card blank, making sure there is a slim border all the way round.

Cut a piece of inking card to 5¾”x 5¾” and secure the coordinating mask in the centre of it. Ink through and around the mask using distressing ink to create a border. When dry attach it to a piece of gold mirror card cut to 6” x 6”, and then add to the card base.

Trim a piece of inking card to 4” x 4”. Using distressing inks create a background leaving the centre lighter than the edges; splash water onto the surface and blot off with kitchen towel. When dry use black ink and the mask to add grass and a few wheat sheaves. Stamp the sentiment in the top right corner. Mount the completed scene onto a piece of die cut gold mirror card 4½” x 4½”.

Add the completed topper to the card front using foam tape.
  
WHAT I USED
A Mice Day! Stamp Set and Mask
For the Love Of Stamps ‘Perfectly Natural’ Paper Pad
7” x 7” Scalloped Card Blank
Squeezed Lemondade, Spiced Marmalade, Tea Dye  Distressing Ink
Stitched Square Die (Crealies)
Gold Mirror Card
Hunkydory Ink Me Card
Foam Pads
Corner Rounder


WHAT I DID
Add patterned paper to the front of a 5” x 5” top fold white scalloped card blank, leaving a thin white border all the way round.

Stamp the wheat sheaves, flower and mouse once onto a masking sheet, then stamp the grass twice, and cut everything out.

Die cut a circle from colouring card and stamp the grass twice, leaving a gap in the centre. Join up the grasses using a black fineliner pen and place the masks on top. Stamp the flower in the centre of the grasses and add its mask. Stamp the mouse so that its paws are placed over the flower stem, and then add the mask over this as well. To complete the scene stamp the wheat on the left hand side of the circle and cover this with the mask.

Leaving all the masks in place add the clouds using Tumbled Glass distressing ink and a cloud template. Build up the ink slowly leaving lots of white areas to create depth.

Remove all the masks, and colour the images using alcohol pens.

Stamp the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner of the card base using black Memento ink.

Mount the completed topper onto a fancy circle die cut from brown card, and then attach it to the card front using foam tape.

Create 3 small fish tail banners from brown card, kraft card and patterned paper, and layer them up. Add the banners to the top of the card along with a die cut heart.

WHAT I USED
A Mice Day! Stamp Set
5” x 5” Scalloped Card Blank
For the Love Of Stamps ‘Pretty Pastel’ Paper Pad
Cloud Stencil (My Favourite Things)
Copic Pens
Tumbled Glass Distressing Ink
Circle Die (Crealies)
Fancy Edged Circle Die (Tattered Lace)
Brown Card
Kraft Card
Stamping/colouring Card
Foam Pads
Black Fineliner Pen (Micron)

Thanks for dropping by.

Janine xx

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Hunkydory's Foxy & Friend Launch Today

Hi everyone

Today I'm sharing my 3 Design Team projects for the Foxy & Friends Hunkydory launch. There is a ultimate papercraft bundle launching today on Create & Craft TV, so check it out at 11am and 5pm. The stamps are an addition to the bundle and there's choice of 3 - I used 'A Grand Adventure'.

The stamp set was a dream to work with and I could've easy made more than 3 cards, but unfortunately time was against me.

The stamps and paper craft bundle is available from Create & Craft as of today and they will be available at Hunkydory Crafts shortly.

So if you want to know anything about the cards I've created please either email me or leave me a comment plus your email address and I'll send you all the details. :) However I will still list the products use.



(this one was Nigel May's favourite card)

I Used:
Foxy & Friends Stamps - 'A Grand Adventure' (available from Create & Craft TV) or Hunkydory Crafts (available w/c 23th October)

Other: Distressing Inks, Coloured & Silver Enamel Dots, Copic Pens, Circle Die, Scalloped Circle Die, Pierced Dot Circle; Pearl Circle Die, Star Dies, Black Card, Kraft Card, Red Mirror Card, Clear Overlay Glitter Pen, Foam Pads, Splatter Brush, Black Micron Pen, Purple Low Tack Tape, A5 Card Blank, 5" x 5" Card Blank, 5" x 7" Card Blank, Silver Pen, Silver Glitter Card, Clear Glaze Pen

Hope you like them.

Big hugs

Janine x

Saturday, 7 October 2017

For The Love Of Stamps By Hunkydory - October Launch

Hi everyone

Today I'm sharing my 4 Design Team projects for the October launch of the 'For The Love Of Stamps' By Hunkydory. The full collection is launching today on Create & Craft TV, so check them out. These are my last projects for FTLOS as my 6 month term has come to an end...sob!

The stamps, stencils and magazine is available from Create & Craft at the moment both individually or as a bundle; they will be available at Hunkydory Crafts shortly. For my cards I have used the 'A Mice Day!' stamp set and mask.

So if you want to know anything about the cards I've created please either email me or leave me a comment plus your email address and I'll send you all the details. :) However I will still list the products use.


 
UPDATE: When I uploaded this to one of my facebook groups (Kit & Clowder) I never imagined the response I would get. I received more than 453 likes and about 63 comments. I have to say I've been blown away - thank you! I plan to write up how I made as I've been asked so many times --- so watch this space. :)







I Used:
October Launch Stamps - A Mice Day! (only available at Create & Craft atm)
Masks - A Mice Day!
Cardstock, Paper & Pads - Adorable Scorable - Matt-tastic, Hunkydory Card Blanks, Hunkydory Kraft Card, Ink Me Card, Colour Me CardPerfectly Natural, Pretty Pastels Paper Pads, A4 Masking Sheets

Some of the above products can also be purchase on Create & Craft's website.

Other: Enamel Dots, White Brilliant Ink, Crystal Glitter, Cloud Stencil, (MFT),Heart Die (MFT), Circle Dies (MFT), Stitched Circle & Square Die (Crealies), Circle Frame Die (Tonic), Banner Die (MFT), Pearl Circle Die (Tattered Lace), Brown Card, Yellow Card, Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils, Gold Mirror Card, Clear Overlay Glitter Pen, Distressing Inks, Foam Pads, Scalloped Card Bases, Corner Rounder, Spritzer Bottle, Copic Pens

Hope you like them.

Big hugs

Janine x

Monday, 18 September 2017

Whimsy Stamps DT Call Out Creation

Hi there

Well even though my mojo has taken a hit since losing my mum I decided to bite the bullet and try out for Whimsy Stamps DT Call Out. I adore their stamp range, I know I haven't used many in the past but it's purely been down to time and conflict of DT interest. Anyhow, I applied and I wanted to show you my entry.

Unfortunately I haven't been successful this time, but hopefully I will try again next year. You must check out their online shop. For those in the UK, Whimsy is an American company so you will need to take into account shipping and duty, however they do stock lots of fabulous digital stamps as well. They use lots of very talented designers so there's always something for everyone. Check them out here. They also have a fabulous inspiration blog with lots of wonderful ideas from the Design Team - you can find it here.

The stamp I used was one I won in a dear friend's blog competition last year. Thank you Wendy. x

So here was my entry for the 2017 Design Team.




I Did:
I sprinkled Brushos onto watercolour card and spritz it to create the background - I used blues, greens and yellows. When dry it was fixed the card base front.

The image was stamped onto Kraft card and coloured with pencils starting with a white pencil and building up colour. When completed it was cut to size and mounted onto a die cut cream pearlised card rectangle. The topper was added to the card front using foam pads. Using a banner die I created a double fishtail banner which I added to the front with a couple of pearls. To finish off I added crystal glitter to the fairy's wing.

I Used:
Stamp: Whimsy Stamp 'Fairy'
Paper & Card: Kraft Card, Watercolour Card, Cream Card, Cream Card Base (xxx)
Spectrum Noir Pencils: Skin - Linen, Peach, Saddle Brown, Cream, Cider / Hair - White, Daffodil, Bumblebee, Linen, Honey, Lemon / Dress - White, Denim Blue, Petrol Blue, Royal Blue /  Leaves - White, Shamrock,. Grass, Amazon Green, Virialen, Alpine, Daffodil / Stalks, White, Grass, Alpine / Wings - White, Peony, Petal
Dies: Tattered Lace 'Pearl' Rectangle, MFT 'Banner', Paper Smooches 'Dots & Dashes'
Other: Brushos,  Pearls, Spritzer Bottle, Shimmer Paint, Crystal Glitter

Thank you for dropping by.

Hugs to you all, and to my American friends please keep safe.

X Janine X

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Hunkydory's For The Love Of Stamps August Release

Hi everyone

Today I'm sharing my 10 Design Team projects for the August launch of the 'For The Love Of Stamps' By Hunkydory. The stamps were launched on August 6th on Create & Craft - you might have spotted some of my samples. Quite a few of my samples are shown in the For The Love Of Stamps August magazine (issue 6), and my polar bear card can also be seen on the front cover.

You can but the stamps, stencils and card direct from Hunkydory or Create & Craft either individually or as a bundle. For my cards and tag I have used stamps from different sets are they work beautifully together.

Now I know I normally give written instructions for every project I make, but I've decided that on the FTLOS projects I won't be. I will be using so many different techniques, materials and mediums that it would make the post incredibly long (which it is already) and very time-consuming to write. So if you want to know anything about any of the cards I've made please, please either email me, or leave me a comment and your email address and I'll send you all the details. :) However I will still list the products use. WARNING - this post is picture heavy.

The following are shown in the magazine

The polar bear card above, can also be seen on the front cover of the magazine below
 
 
 
 
 
The ones below were shown on Create & Craft 

  



I Used:
August Launch Stamps - Bundle OfferChristmas Cuties, Snowy Snow Globe, Warming Words
Masks - Bundle Offer, Snowy Snow Globe Mask, Warming Words Mask, Christmas Cuties
For The Love Of Stamps Magazine - August Issue 6 (includes free Santa & Friends Stamp Set and Double Sided Sticky Paper)
Cardstock, Paper & Pads - Adorable Scorable - Matt-tastic, Hunkydory Card Blanks, Hunkydory Kraft Card, Ink Me Card, Colour Me Card, Beautifully Bright, Splendid StripesPerfectly Natural, Pretty Pastels Paper Pads, A4 Masking Sheets, Double-sided Sticky Paper

Some of the above products can also be purchase on Create & Craft's website.

Other: Gold Detail Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Gold & Silver Mirror Card,  Oval Dies, Corner Dies, Circle Dies, Scallop Dies, Label Die, Tag Dies, Square Stitched Dies, Poinsettia Die, Pearl Circle Die, Snowflake Dies,  Coloured Inks, Embossing Folders, Distressing Inks, Copic Pens, Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils, Clear Overlay Glitter Pen,  Zig Clean Color Pens, Gems, Sequins, Pearls, Glossy Accents, Black Pens, Foam Pads, Cloud Template, Ribbon, Enamel Dots, Black Card, White & Cream Card Bases, Black Card, Watercolour Card, Funky foam, Colour Cloud Inks, MDF Tag, Acetate, Glitter Card, White Brilliance Ink, Ribbon

Hope you like them.

Big hugs

Janine x