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Sunday, 23 February 2014

3rd Nautical Theme for JB Crafting Supplies

For my third nautical piece for JB Crafting Supplies I decided to make a card in the shape of a screen. 
Took a piece of card, folded it in half then folded each end in. I used a spellbinder die to cut the 'legs'. Used the Tied Together Couture Creations embossing folder to give the card some texture, taking care not to go over the legs. Went around the edges and along the creases  with barn door distress ink. 
Cut some panels from red & blue card, a little smaller than the panels on the screen, adhered these to the screen, cut some smaller panels from the backing paper by Adele Bradshaw at Jiggery Makery. Adhered these panels to the red & blue panels. 
Printed the image & sentiment, adhered these to the screen, finished off with a few embellishments & a bit of bling.
Here is the backing paper; image and sentiment used from Adele Bradshaw at Jiggery Makery.

I have entered this in:
Squigglefly - use a digi image & sentiment
Love to Create - make it sparkle with bling 
Crafty Girls Challenges - anything goes (closes 5/3)


Tuesday, 18 February 2014

pop over to JB-Crafting Supplies

Have a look over on JB - Crafting Supplies blog

Free printables

Free Printable - ATC Sheet Music Ephemera (Via Bloglovin')

Sunday, 16 February 2014

2nd Nautical Themed DT piece for JB Crafting Supplies

Here is my 2nd DT piece for JB Crafting Supplies - using the nautical themed images from Adele Bradwell at Jiggery Makery (have a look on the Jiggery Makery Facebook page)
This week I thought I'd have a go at making a cupcake case & a pinwheel (seeing as I had made some buns!).
I imported the lovely digi images into Craft Artist as there is a cupcake/pinwheel project.
I printed the images & cut them out. 

The cupcake wrapper just needed a slit making for the tab to fit through.
The 2 pieces of the pinwheel were glued together (making sure I glued the white sides together!), you could have 2 designs for this part. Made small holes where indicated on the design & started cutting & fixing together. Alternate corners were folded to the centre & held together, then were fixed together onto a straw using a brad.

I think they look good & would be great for a party. Here are the digi images I used:

I have entered this in:
One Stitch At A Time - use a digi
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes

Christmas Fun DT card - Baby's first Christmas

The second theme for February over on the Christmas Fun Challenge Blog is Baby's first Christmas.
Having searched through all my Christmas stamps ( was I surprised how many I have!) I found a teddy bear one that was a freebie from a magazine - but I can't remember which one. I stamped in black Archival ink onto white card, coloured in using ProMarkers. Went over the snowflakes with a blue glitter pen. 
I have recently bought some Perfect Layers rulers & was eager to try them out. I found some 'Christmassy' card, stuck the stamped image onto this, used the Perfect Layer ruler - wow! this was really easy, a perfect border! Stuck this onto some red paper from Cosy Christmas Collection ( another freebie from a magazine, but again can't remember which one!), used the Perfect Layers ruler again and another perfect border. 
I covered some card with some green patterned paper from the Cosy Christmas Collection, stuck some red ribbon across, stuck my stamped, layered image to this. Made two tags, stamped Christmas but had to write 'on your 1st' as didn't have a stamp for this. Threaded some red ribbon through the tags & stuck to card using foam pads.
Hope you like it - pop across & join in at Christmas Fun Challenge Blog - get ahead with your Christmas cards!

I have entered this in:
Squigglefly challenge - square pegs - use a square shaped card
Scribbles Designs - frame it(ends 14/3)

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Thursday, 13 February 2014

For my long - time Valentine

Thought I'd better get a Valentine's card made for Keith - nothing like leaving it until the last minute!
Out came my Grand Calibur!
I embossed some gold card using a budding vine embossing folder from Craft Concepts. The folder is A6 & my card is  A5, so I had to emboss my card twice, but the design seemed to match up & I think it looks ok. Stuck this onto my card using Collall glue.
I made the topper using a Marianne Creatables die (Anja's Square), I used the budding vine folder to emboss the smallest layer - think you can just about see it on the photo.

Cut the letters from the gold card using Memory Box uppercase die, stuck these to the smallest layer.
Stuck the largest layers using Collall, used foam pads for the smallest layer to give some dimension & used the foam pads to stick the whole topper onto the cold card.
I finished it off by making a bow from some Hobbycraft ribbon.
PHEW! Managed to get it finished before he gets home! I think he'll like it.
Enjoy tomorrow whatever you're doing.

I have entered this in :
The Crazy Challenge - love is in the air
Challenges4Everybody - anything goes(ends 28/2)
Ooh La La Challenge Blog - use a heart
Crafty Calendar Challenge - love is in the air (ends 28/2)
Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
Love To Create Challenge Blog - use red &/or pink
Cardz4Guyz - Truly, madly deeply
Crafty Girls Challenges - anything goes
Lothian Crafts Online - love using your dies
Delightful Challenges - love notes
DL Art - anything goes
Just For Fun Challenge Blog - love is in the air (ends 26th)
Polkadoodles & Studio 12 - love is in the air(ends 21st)

Monday, 10 February 2014

Christmas Fun Challenge Blog

Only 4 more days to get your cards in for the Christmas Fun Blog Challenge.

Christmas Fun Challenge Blog

Sunday, 9 February 2014

First DT project for J B Crafting Supplies

This is my first project for J B Crafting Supplies. I was given a lovely image, some nautical striped background paper & a sentiment, all sent to me digitally.
I am not used to digi images and decided I might try to use them in Craft Artist. But first I had to colour the image so I imported it into the paint programme on pc & coloured it there.
I imported the coloured image, backing paper & sentiment into craft artist & set to work.
I used an A5 page, put on a pale blue background, put on the striped backing sheet, resized it to leave a border of pale blue, then I chose a swatch of material, coloured it to match the pale blue background and resized it & roughened the edges. Made this swatch stand out by putting a dropped shadow around it.
I placed the image onto the swatch, resized it to fit, and put a dropped shadow around it to make it stand out.
I wanted something to put the sentiment onto so searched my embellishments & found a gingham style heart, which I liked, so popped that on, moved it around until it looked right, then placed the sentiment onto it. Used a dropped shadow around the heart.

Found a sketchy sailboat image so placed that on too.

Found a bow to put on top of the anchor for the finishing touch.
I decided to place the printed out finished project onto a paper lunch bag to use as a gift bag - I think it looks ok, hope you like it.
Thanks to Julie owner of JB Crafting Supplies for picking me as part of DT & Adele Bradwell at Jiggery Makery for the lovely digi images.

I have entered this in:
Challenges4Everybody - anything goes (ends 28/2) ( third place)
Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
Pin And Tack: Craft It Up - Arts & Crafts #3 hearts
The Crazy Challenge - Love is in the air
Ooh La La Creations - use a heart
Polka Doodles Challenge - love is in the Air
Delightful Challenges - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar  Challenge - love is all around (ends 28/2)

Saturday, 8 February 2014

New DT post!

Exciting news! I have been chose as part of the design team of J B Crafting Supplies - watch this space!!

Friday, 7 February 2014


Get a heads start on this years Christmas cards by joining us over at Christmas Fun Challenge Blog - this fortnights theme is cute cards, only another week to get your lovely creations in for this theme - next one starts soon!
Take a peek at our DT's work if you need a little inspiration.
Christmas Fun Challenge Blog

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Christmas Fun Challenge

Hi - just a reminder to try the Christmas Fun Challenge blog. The new challenge for the next fortnight is cute Christmas.