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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Journal

I've been making journals for craft fairs and this 6x4 inch size seems to be the most popular.
The covers are made from any old cardstock or manila folder covered in brown paper that has been given the faux leather-look treatment with ink and sprays, then given a coating or two of Mod Podge to seal.  

This journal cover has pretty paper added onto the front before sealing, then a label and metal corners to finish it off.



The inside cover has patterned paper and a double pocket for tags or whatever else might fit.
The pages are coffee dyed printer/copy paper, stamped with a rose image and sewn in with a very simple pamphlet stitch using cream crochet thread.



Sewn at the centre of each signature is an envelope which is glued after stitching to hide the thread knot.



The journal contains 6 signatures, each with 5 pages folded in half plus an envelope, making 10 pages or 20 pages front and back, a total of 120 pages and 6 envelopes.

Supplies:
Cardstock - manilla folder, kraft
Paper - Stamperia Roses &Laces (front cover), Kaisercraft Expressions (inside cover), brown paper roll, A4 premium digital copy paper
Inks - Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo, Distress Inks in Walnut Stain and Spun suger
Die - Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 2
Stamp - no-name single rose
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, Tonic Tim Holtz guillotine paper trimmer, hole piercer, tapestry needle, ink blending tool, paint brushes
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, Ranger Glossy Accents, Plaid Mod Podge Matte
Other - metal corner protectors, cream crochet thread, really cheap instant coffee

 Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Poinsettia


Cardstock - cream, dark green, gold foil 
Dies - Poppy Stamps Small Luxe Poinsettia Outline and Backgroun, Sizzix Tim Holtz Labels, MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals
Embossing Folder - Couture Creations Champagne and Holly
Adhesives - CraftersChoice Tacky Craft Glue, foam tape
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - gold sentiment sticker, decorative ribbon, red rhinestone

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Christmas/Winter Holidays
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas Card Day

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 11 December 2017

Snowflake Branch

Another Pinterest-inspired Christmas card with snowflakes hanging from a branch.  The "strings" were drawn in with Vintage Photo distress marker; I'd much prefer white, but my white gel pen was too dry : (


Cardstock - white card blank, textured denim blue, kraft, white gloss
Paper - Couture Creations Christmas Emporium
Dies - no-name snowflake, Memory Box Woodland Branch
Adhesives - ds tape, CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - white sentiment sticker, white pearls, Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress marker

Challenges:
Allsorts Week 445 - Snowflakes
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas Card Day

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Snowflake

After the madness of end-of-year craft fairs and festivals, with only a couple of small markets left for the year, I am back to entering challenges : )

This is a Pinterest-inspired card using a no-name cheapie snowflake die and some twine to "hang" it from the top.


Cardstock - white card blank, white gloss snippet, Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Die - no-name snowflake
Adhesives - Crafters Choice Tacky Craft Glue, glue dot
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - white sentiment sticker, bakers twine, snowflake/flower centre flat back

Challenges:
Allsorts Week 445 - Snowflakes
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas Card Day

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 28 April 2017

Owl


Cardstock - 5" brown card blank, American Crafts Pastels textured blue and peach, X-Press It blending card
Stamp - Stampendous PenPattern Owl
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Markers - Bic Mark-It Peach Parfait, Oceanview Blue, Summer Melon, Spectrum Noir BT1, TN2, Pro Marker Apple Green, Meadow Green
Die - Spellbinders Classic Ovals
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Fiskars compact stamp press
Other - sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Bizzy Becs April Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Birthday Flower Pot

A simple birthday card, the colour combo inspired by the mood board at Scrapbook Boutique. The paper and flowers I recently won from Di at Pixie's Snippets Playground go so well with the pastel mood.





Cardstock - pink 5" card blank, kraft snippets, pink and white snippets
Paper - docrafts Papermania Spots & Stripes > Pastels
Dies - Top Dog Purse Card Finishers Set (pot and butterfly), Spellbinders Blooms One, Sizzix Tim Holtz Labels
Embossing Folder - Craft Concepts Budding Vine
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, glue dots
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - sentiment sticker, docrafts Papermania Spots & Stripes > Pastels Big Bloomers, pearl flower centres, pearls

Challenges:
Bizzy Becs April Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 14 April 2017

Butterfly Bling


Cardstock - Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Becky Higgins Project Life Blush Edition textured card, X-Press It blending card
Stamp - Stampendous PenPattern Butterfly
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers - Spectrum Noir Turquoises BT5, BT7
Dies - Stampendous Butterfly, Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3
Embossing Folder - Portacraft
Adhesives - ds tape, CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, foam tape
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Fiskars compact stamp press
Other - sentiment sticker, teal rhinestones

Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Week 410 - Bring on the Bling
Bizzy Becs April Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Botanical Blooms Thanks

A pastel flowers card using the Botanical Builder die set from Stampin' Up again, inspiration from the mood boards at Scrapbook Boutique and Simon Says Wednesday Challenges, both with a theme of pretty spring colours.

          
Scrapbook Boutique Challenge
spring-inspiration-board
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

 

Cardstock - kraft, pastel snippets
Paper - docrafts Papermania Spots & Stripes > Pastels (thanks Di : )
Dies - Stampin' Up Botanical Builder, no-name leaf dies, Elizabeth Craft "Thanks"
Adhesives - ds tape, ds sticky sheet, CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - Xincheng Say It In Crystals bling

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Inspiration Board

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Butterflies

A large A5 card with butterflies and bling for Mothers Day.


Cardstock - white A4 folded in half, American Crafts textured lilac
Paper - Sugar & Spice Studio Cottage Garden
Dies - HOTP Paper Artist Butterflies, Stampin' Up Rose Garden thinlits (label)
Adhesives - ds tape. CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - 3D butterfly stickers (top layer), sentiment sticker, lilac rhinestones

Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Week 410 - Bring on the Bling

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Peacock

A simple but striking Mothers Day card using my cheapie no-name peacock die . . . it cuts beautifully, much better than many of my more expensive dies 😤

Cardstock - Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, kraft
Paper - Kaisercraft Madame Boutique
Dies - Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3, no-name peacock
Adhesives - ds tape, ds sticky sheet
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - aqua rhinestone, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Week 410 - Bring on the Bling
Bizzy Becs April Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 7 April 2017

Birthday Blooms

A birthday card with texture for Di's Digi Designs Challenge, using my favourite Botanical Builder die set from Stampin' Up plus a cheapie no-name leaf die.



Cardstock - pink card blank, kraft, American Crafts Pastels pink and darker pink, Stampin' Up Mint Macaron
Dies - Stampin' Up Botanical Builder framelits, no-name larger leaf die
Embossing Folder - Elizabeth Craft Flower Mosaic 
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, Sookwang ds tape
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - Krafters Korner Craft Rope (hessian ribbon), pale pink grosgrain ribbon, sentiment sticker, Xincheng Say It In Crystals bling

Challenges:
Di's Digi Designs - Add Some Texture

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Monday, 3 April 2017

Christmas Bird

Time to start the Christmas cards again, this one using up some red and green snippets for a poinsettia on this lovely vintagey patterned paper from Kaisercraft.


Cardstock - 5" red card blank, snippets of red and green
Paper - Kaisercraft Turtle Dove 
Dies - Poppy Stamps Small Luxe Poinsettia background and outline
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic shimmer glue, glue dot
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - red flower cabochon 

Challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge 151 - Flowers Everywhere
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Things With Wings

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Flowers for Mum

A simple Mothers Day card with a bit of bling, the patterned paper is the design 😊


Cardstock - 6" white card blank, Rosie's Studio textured Blush
Paper - Sugar & Spice Studio Cottage Garden
Dies - Die-Versions Little Lizzie font
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - pink rhinestones

Challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge 151 - Flowers Everywhere
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Things With Wings

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Mother's Day Sunflower

A Mothers Day card with a large sunflower made with the Stampin' Up Festive Flower punch.


Cardstock - 5" kraft card blank, Rosie's Studio textured Lagoon
Paper - Kaisercraft Madame Boutique, Stampin' Up Botanical Gardens
Dies/Punches - Stampin' Up Festive Flower Punch, QuicKutz Nesting Scallops
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, sponge daubers
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Other - sentiment sticker, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo, green mesh trim

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - For a Special Lady/Girl
Crafty Calendar March Challenge - Mum's Day/Special Female
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Handmade Flowers

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Happy Mother's Day

A Mothers Day card using my Spellbinders Sunflower die set, sunflowers don't have to be yellow?


Cardstock - Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Rosie's Studio textured Lagoon
Paper - Stampin' Up Wildflower Fields
Dies - Spellbinders Sunflower, Marianne Design Button Blooms
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue, foam tape, glue dot
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - doily, sentiment sticker, silver flower centre

Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Week 406 - For Ladies and Girls
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - For a Special Lady/Girl
Crafty Calendar March Challenge - Mum's Day/Special Female
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Handmade Flowers

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Springtime Butterflies

A card using my favourite of the moment butterfly die combo, one a Joycrafts and the smaller one a no-name cheapie that looks suspiciously like just a smaller version of the Joycrafts one  :  )


Cardstock - pink 5" card blank, pink snippets
Paper - My Mind's Eye Everyday Tango
Stamp - Hero Arts Leafy Vines
Ink - Memento Rose Bud
Dies - Joy!crafts Vintage Flourishes butterfly, no-name butterfly
Adhesives - ds tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot, Fiskars compact stamp press
Other - pink rhinestones

Challenges:

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Friday, 10 February 2017

Lavender and Lace

An early Mothers Day card (got a craft fair in 3 weeks so need to build up stock) using the beautiful lacy mood board at Double D for inspiration.



Cardstock - 5" white card blank, white snippet
Paper - Sugar & Spice Studio Cottage Garden
Die - Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue, glue dot
Other - wide white lace, Wild Orchid Crafts purple rose (bud removed), pearl flower centre, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
Double D Challenge - Lavender and Lace + Mood Board

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Sunflower

A birthday card using a sketch from Cardz TV with my favourite sunshiny happy flower again for  As You Like It Challenge.

Cardz TV Sketch 6



Cardstock - 6" card blank, Rosie's Studio textured Daisy snippets
Paper - Stampin' Up Botanical Gardens
Dies - Spellbinders Sunflower, Memory Box Marietta Buckle
Adhesives - ds tape, foam tape, Cosmic Shimmer glue, glue dot
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - paper doily, silver flower centre, sentiment sticker, ribbon snippet

Challenges:
As You Like It - Favourite Flower (sunflowers, so bright and sunny : ) 

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Sunflowers

Another NBUS sunflower card.  I received a few sunflowery gifts for Christmas, one of them the mini sunflower die from Joy!crafts, which will be great for daisies as well : )



Cardstock - kraft card blank, snippets of yellow and espresso
Paper - Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony
Dies - Joy!crafts Sunflower
Adhesives - ds tape, Crafters Choice tacky craft glue, Cosmic Shimmer glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - green lacy trim, sentiment sticker

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#10 - Never Before Used Schtuff  (sunflower die)
As You Like It - Favourite Flower (sunflowers, so bright and sunny : ) 
Simon Says Work It Wednesday: January - New Project + New Product (sunflower die)

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Sunflower

My second entry for Darnell's NBUS challenge this week, a simple one layer card using a new sunflower stencil.  I love sunflowers, so bright and sunny : )



Cardstock - 6" pearl card blank
Stencil - The Crafters Workshop Mini Joyful Sunflower
Ink - Ranger Tim Holtz Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo distress inks, Memento Bamboo Leaves and Dandelion
Tools - sponge daubers
Other - copper sentiment sticker

Challenges:
djkardcreations NBUS#10 - Never Before Used Schtuff  (sunflower stencil)
As You Like It - Favourite Flower (sunflowers, so bright and sunny : ) 
Simon Says Work It Wednesday: January - New Project + New Product (sunflower stencil)

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

Jenny