Tuesday, 29 March 2016

MMCSDT - Whale Done!

Hello Everyone! I have a card to share with you which I made using the 'Whale Hello' stamp set from Avery Elle which is available here from My Mum's Craft Shop.


I created a little scene for my Whale to dive around in using paper from the Carta Bella 'It's a boy papers'. I used a scalloped square die to create the waves which I then inked with some distress ink.




I coloured my image using Promarkers and then added him to my card using foam pads. I finished with a sentiment from the set and a bow and some wooden stars from my stash. This will be my last blog post for a few weeks as I am going in to hospital on Friday to have an operation on my hand.
I hope you have a lovely Tuesday!
Jane
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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

MMCSDT - Happy Wishes!

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well and had a good day. I apologise for the lateness of my post today. I have a card to share with you today which I made using the WPlus 9 Happy Wishes stamp set which is available here from My Mum's Craft shop.


I used pink and lilac inks to layer up the flower stamps to create a pretty birthday day and also used a sentiment from the set to stamp in to the centre of the card then stamped the flowers and leaves around. I love how versatile the stamp set is and it looks so different if you stamp it in different colours.


I love this style of stamping and how the pattern builds up really quickly to create really pretty backgrounds. I layered the finished piece on to purple patterned paper and to pink card before adding it to the card base. I hope you have a lovely evening.
Jane
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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

MMCSDT - Love you bots

 Hello Everyone! I hope you had a good Weekend and a good start to the week. I am back today with my DT card for My Mum's Craft shop and I have another 'Love' themed card to share with you.
I used the Paper Smooches Boom Bots stamp set on my card and had a bit of fun experimenting with Watercolour backgrounds.


I used some precut postcards from Paperchase to create my background on using Distress inks. I smeared some Tumbled glass ink straight from the pad on to a non stick craft sheet and picked it up with a wet brush before painting it randomly on to the card. I actually used my Cosmic Shimmer brush so the painted effect has a slight shimmer to it and some darker accents.


I stamped the adorable robot on to white card and coloured him in using Promarkers before cutting him out and adding him to the card with foam pads and then stamped some hearts and cogs from the set.


I added a sentiment and then mounted the finished panel on to a kraft card. I will definitely be experimenting with watercolour backgrounds again as I love the finished effect. I hope you have a lovely Tuesday!
Jane
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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

MMCSDT - Love is in the air!

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well and had a lovely Weekend and a good start to the week so far. I have been really busy these past couple of weeks doing work on my kitchen. We have tiled, painted, changed handles on cupboards, sanded worktops and it is nearly done. Hopefully I will have a little more time for crafting again soon. In the meantime, I am sharing the card I made for my lovely Boyfriend for Valentine's day using the Stamping Bella close up - In Love stamp from My Mum's Craft shop. It is currently out of stock at the moment but there are lots of other equally gorgeous Stamping Bella stamps available here.


I used some very pretty Carta Bella papers from my stash for the card and layered the centre panel on to red card before adding some stitching. I used some hemp ribbon to wrap the panel before adding lots of pretty embellishements and a sentiment from Hero Arts.



Here is a little close up of the image. I love all he details, Stamping Bella images are really so lovely to colour in! I hope you have a lovely Tuesday!
Jane
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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

MMCSDT: Happy Birthday to Ewe!

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well and had a good start to the week. I have a card to share with you today which I made for my Boyfriend's Birthday using the 'Ewe are the best' stamp set from My Favourite things which is available here from My Mum's Craft shop.


I paper pieced the little hilltop using some papers from my stash and then stamped the little sheep on the scene before stamping him again on to white card and colouring him in with Promarkers. 

I then cut out all the pieces and added them to card framing the little scene with black card. I added some narrow gingham ribbon and a heart button as a finishing touch and a couple of little green pearls. I hope you have a lovely Tuesday!
Jane
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

MMCSDT - Love is in the air!

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well. I rediscovered an old Friend today for my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop. I have always been a big fan of the My Favourite things 'Pure Innocence' range and used the adorable 'I heart you' stamp on my card this week. It is available here from My Mum's Craft Shop. I teamed the image with My Favourite things Painted Prints Smitten papers.

 I coloured the image and paper pieced the skirt, then cut it out leaving a small border before adding it to the card. The layout is very simple and I added a sentiment from the stamp set.

The Pure Innocence images are so adorable and I love colouring them in, I gave this one red shoes as everyone should have at least one paiir of red shoes! To finish my card, I added some red heart buttons and a gems and a tiny paper flower. I hope you have a lovely Tuesday!
Jane
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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

MMCSDT - Wild About You

Hello Everyone! Happy New Year! I hope you are well and had a lovely Christmas and New Year, Mine was lovely, I spent lots of time with family and friends eating and drinking far too much and relaxing a lot too. I am back with a new card made with some lovely new stamps and papers from My Favourite things.

The stamps are from the 'Sweet Safari' set which is available here from My Mum's Craft shop and the papers are from the Wild thing pad. I love the papers in this set, they are so versatile.


I added some stamped paper pieced leaves behind the sentiment and some hemp ribbon as well as some tiny wooden heart buttons and a stick on pearl from my stash. I hope you have a lovely Tuesday!
Jane
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Friday, 18 December 2015

Beep : Beep!

Hello Everyone! I have something a little different for you today. I was inspired by some Pinterest galleries to make a punched and Die cut R2 D2 card for my lovely Boyfriend who is a massive Star Wars fan and went to see the new film 'The Force Awakens' last night.



I used a circle and square dies for the body and then cut some strips from blue and white card and edged them all in silver ink before putting them together. I used the Dienamics Christmas tree cutout for the trapezoid shapes for his feet and the shape on his head as it was the perfect shape.


I then added more punched circles and squares which I layered up with foam pads and accented with tiny white pearls. The sentiment was from a very old Pollycraft stamp set and I added a small punched heart.

Here is a little close up of the finished R2D2, I think he is quite cute! The backing paper I used is from a very old Kaisercraft pad. This was very quick to put together and would make great party invitations for a Star Wars themed party. I hope you have a lovely Friday and a lovely Weekend and May the Force be with you!!
Jane
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Friday, 11 December 2015

MMCSDT: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Hello Everyone! Are you ready for Christmas? I nearly am. Christmas celebrations start for me today as it is my Work Christmas lunch so I am looking forward to some lovely food with my lovely colleagues and a catch up after what has been a very busy year for lots of us. I have broken one of my rules this year and have bought Christmas cards for my family as I have run out of time to make special cards for everyone. I cannot remember the last time I bought cards!
There is still some time left for me to whip up some handmade cards from my Friends using some of the lovely Avery Elle Christmas Florals stamps from My Mum's Craft shop.

To make the card, I used a round die to trace a circle with pencil on to some white card as a starting point then stamped the sentiment into the middle of the circle. I then stamped the wreath starting with the lighter green leaved then stamping the darker ones over the top. I let it dry and then rubbed out my pencil lines.


I stamped some berries to which I added stick on gems then stamped some flowers on to scrap card and cut them out before adding them to the wreath with foam pads. I then finished with some gems and pearls and added the finished wreath to a card covered with spotty paper.
I am entering my card in to the Ribbon Girl 'Anything Goes Challenge'. I hope you have a lovely Friday and a lovely Weekend.
Jane
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Friday, 27 November 2015

A Clean and Simple Birthday card

Hello Everyone! Apologies for the late post but it has been a busy day and a busy week. It's my day for sharing a card on the My Mum's Craft shop blog today and I have made a Clean and Simple birthday card using the My Favourite  Things Birthday Wishes and Balloons stamp set.


I decided to go Clean and Simple which was a real challenge for me but I am really happy with the finished card. I used 3 different red inks to stamp the balloons first and then added the balloon strings and the sentiment and a tiny heart from the set.
I added some denim paper on to my card and some gingham paper I had in my stash and finished with some paper flowers and stick on gems.
I hope you have a lovely Weekend.
Jane
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Thursday, 12 November 2015

A colourful Beer Monster

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all well. I am popping in quickly today to share a card with you I made for a Friend who recently celebrated their Birthday.






This Pollycraft image from my collection was perfect and I coloured him with my Promarkers to match some very old My Mind's Eye papers from my stash. The sentiment is by My Favourite Things and I accessorised with brads and some hemp ribbon from my stash.






I hope you have a lovely Thursday! I will be working on some Magazine Commissions tonight. I have 5 cards to colour and embellish :-)
Jane
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Friday, 6 November 2015

MMCSDT: A cute family of Penguins and a very exciting nomination!

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well. It's my day for posting on the My Mum's Craft shop blog today but before I show you my card, I have some very exciting news to share with you. I found out yesterday that I have been nominated for Favourite Card Designer for the British Craft Awards 2016 which take place during the Craft Trade show at the NEC in February. I am so delighted and still very surprised and happy to have been nominated. My Mum's Craft Shop is also nominated so I am thrilled about that too! If you would like to vote you can do so by clicking on the logo below and it will take you to the website.


So exciting!!! Now on to my card. I am trying to get organised and make some more Christmas cards as Christmas is fast approaching! I have nearly finished my shopping but have not made many cards at all. I used the Avery Elle Penguin Greetings stamp set on my DT card for My Mum's Craft shop. I love this set and I think I will be using it for a lot of my cards for Friends and Family this year as I love the way you can use the little penguins together to represent Family groups. 


I used the fabulous Doodlebug Sugar Plums papers and an older Paper Smooches sentiment.  I am trying to wean myself off using my sewing machine so much on my cards at the moment so didn't stitch this one and kept the layout quite simple.


I had lots of fun paper piecing the penguin's clothes using matching papers from the pad and coloured the images using my Promarkers. These were very quick to colour in and I then finished the card with some stick on gems and a wooden snowflake. I hope you have a lovely Friday and a lovely weekend.
Jane
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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Birthday Butterflies

Hello Everyone!I hope you are well and are having a good week so far. I have been playing with some of my older stash recently. I keep finding things I love and have not used since I moved house. I will be having a big tidy up and sort out soon as my Craft supplies are in a bit of a mess and I'm having trouble finding things.
I am sharing a card today I made with a very old Penny Black stamp which I think was released in 2013. I can't find her for sale anywhere anymore but I remember snapping her up at the time as I thought the image was so pretty. She remained un-inked until I moved house! This card is for my Boyfriend's lovely Sister and I wanted it to look very elegant and pretty so I coloured the image in pastel colours adding a flower stamp to the bottom of my image panel with glitter accents.

The image was coloured with Promarkers and I used My Mind's Eye papers for the card and some lace and punches from my stash. The sentiment is from a Bobunny set, I do love a mixed font sentiment! I hope you have a lovely day.
Jane
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Friday, 23 October 2015

MMCSDT: All I want for Christmas is Ewe...

Hello Everyone! I am back today with another Christmas card! I am really loving all the new Christmassy stock which has recently arrived at My Mum's Craft shop and I fell in love with the Baaah Humbug Lawn Fawn stamps. It seems you all did too as these are unfortunately sold out at the moment but there are plenty other Lawn Fawn stamps in stock here.




To make my card, I created some snowy hills using textured card and a My Favourite Things die. I stamped the sentiment on to the bottom snowy hill and some holly using tiny stamps from the set. I pieced the hills on to some snowy paper from the Doodlebug SugarPlums pad and used more papers from the pad to cover my card base.
Here is a close up of the little sheep which I coloured in with Promarkers. They are adorable and I love the tiny little heart. I kept my card very simple and added a small die cut snowflake with a pearl heart as a finishing touch. I hope you have a lovely Friday!
Jane
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Friday, 9 October 2015

MMCS DT: Fall Friends Thank you card

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well and are looking forward to the Weekend. I will be decorating this weekend. I am really enjoying doing up my new home and putting my stamp on it. The sun is shining here today so hopefully we will also be able to enjoy a bit of sun while the paint is drying. I am here with my Design Team card for My Mum's Craft Shop today.


I have used the adorable 'Fall Friends' collection from Doodlebug for my little Thank you card.I created a little scene using papers and some punches  and added a little sewing before sticking the papers to my card. I used a cloud die to add the sentiment and accented it with a little flower.


This little cutie is a cardstock sticker. I added him to the card with foam pads and added an acorn sticker on the grass with a wooden heart button. I love the autumnal colour tones of this pad, they really inspired me. I have been crafting a little more lately and feel I am getting my mojo back so I am hoping I will be updating my blog at little more often! Have a lovely Weekend.
Jane
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Friday, 25 September 2015

My Mum's Craft Shop DT - Mini Gingerbread Christmas cards

Hi Everyone! I hope you are all ok and have had a good couple of weeks. I am back today with my Design Team post for my Mum's Crafts Shop. I have been making Christmas cards for Quick Cards Made Easy for months now, so I always find when it comes to making my own that I want to do something Clean and Simple and quick to put together. Last night I had a play with my dies and some lovely new Lawn Fawn goodies from My Mum's Craft shop.


I love Gingerbread men so I just had to get these! I used the 'Oh Snap!' stamps and dies on these cards. I first cut a shaped card base using a scalloped circle die then cut patterned papers from the My Favourite things Fresh Squeezed chevrons pad.


I added a circle cut from Kraft on top of this and then die cut a circle from smooth white card using the stitched circles dies. I stamped my sentiments then stamped the images onto offcuts of white card.

After I had coloured the images, I die cut them using the coordinating dies and added them to the card with foam pads. I added contrasting stick on gems from my stash to finish.


I think I will be making a lot of these this year as they are very quick to put together and I think the little gingerbread man is adorable! I hope you have a lovely Friday and a lovely Weekend!
Jane
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Friday, 11 September 2015

My Mum's Craft Shop DT - Thanks a Latte

Hello! I cannot quite believe it hs been over 3 months since I last blogged a card. I am back today and hopefully will be updating my blog on a more regular basis. I have continued to design for Quick Cards Made Easy during my absence and am returning to my DT position at My Mum's Craft Shop today which Kitty very kindly left open for me. I have had a very busy and eventful time over the past 12 months and have been on a rollercoaster of emotions which have intefered with my desire and ability to craft but life is a bit more settled now and I am very happy. I moved house in July and crafted for the first time yesterday in my new craft area. I was very inpsired by the wonderful 'Your Next Stamp - Thanks a Latte' stamp set which you can find here at My Mum's Craft Shop.


I paired the stamps with papers from the My Favourite Things Fresh Squeezed Chevron pad. I paper pieced the coffee cup and added some shading to the lid with distress inks before adding to a die cut circle and adding it to my simple layout.


I added some embellishments I found in my stash, including some of my favourite wooden stars from Artcuts. The tiny paper flower is from Hobbycraft and the fabric flower is from the Ribbon Girl as are the stick on pearls.



I am feeling a little bit rusty and it took me a while to organise myself and find all the things I needed in my stash but this will get easier once I have re-organised my supplies. As you know, I was very lucky to have a Craft Room in my old house. I no longer have  a dedicated craft room but am very lucky to have a massive cupboard under the stairs which my lovely and very clever Boyfriend has fitted with lots of shelves so everything has a place.


This is my new craft desk in the corner of my Dining Room. My new Home is a Victorian terrace with beautiful high ceilings so the alcove has been filled with shelves which hold all my papers, ribbons and flowers. It's vey cosy and once I have made a couple of adjustments it will be the perfect place to craft.


This is the view from my Craft desk, The shed you can see at the bottom of my garden was rescued from my Grandma's garden after she passed away earlier this year. It's a lovely reminder of days spent playing as a child in her garden.

I hope you have a good Friday and a lovely weekend and I promise I will be back soon.
Jane
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Friday, 5 June 2015

Pretty in Pink!

Hello Everyone! Apologies for my long absence again, life is still very busy and I am struggling to find time to craft and blog. I am here today with some girly inspiration using a gorgeous Pollycraft stamp which is available here from My Mum's Craft shop. I coloured the cute little Pixie in with my Promarkers and added her to some circles cut from pink cardstock and papers from the Authentique 'Pretty' pad.

I kept the layout simple, adding some ribbon from my stash and a sentiment from an old My Favourite Things stamp set which is unfortunately no longer in stock.

Here is a close up of my finished image. I added some glitter glue to the Pixie's wings and finished my card with lots of pretty flowers and some stick on pearls. I hope you have a lovely Friday!
Jane
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Friday, 1 May 2015

Hello Everyone! It's my day for positing some inspiration using some fabulous products from My Mum's Craft shop. I have made a card using some gorgeous papers from the Authentique 'Crush' paper pad which is available here from My Mum's Craft shop.



I created a simple layout layering up different paper from the pad sticking to a black, white, red and pink colour scheme. I used a doily die to create a topper and added a die cut which I cut from red card using an Avery Elle 'Love' die,


I added some ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and a paper flower and some stick on gems as a finishing touch. I hope you have a lovely Friday and a lovely Bank Holiday Monday,
Jane
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Friday, 17 April 2015

I Wheelie Like You!!

Hello Everyone!I am back with some inspiration using some of the lovely new products which have arrived recently at My Mum's Craft Shop. I have made a card using the Forever Young paper pad from Bobunny which is full of fabulous bright papers and the Lawn Fawn Wheelie Love You stamp set which is so cute!


I kept the layout simple and added some Hessian ribbon and coloured my image with Promarkers before cutting it out using a Dienamics die. I used the sentiment from the set to stamp directly on to one of the backing papers and also added a gingham fabric button.


Here is a close up of my image. I added some little hearts from the set and stamped the little hamster and cut him out before adding him to the wheel with foam pads. I finished with a button and some stick on pearls. I hope you have a lovely Friday evening and a lovely Weekend.
Jane
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Friday, 3 April 2015

MMCSDT - My Superhero!

Hello Everyone, sorry it has been a while! Life has been rather busy lately and has got in the way of my Crafting. Hopefully things will settle down soon. I am here today with some Good Friday inspiration for you using some gorgeous Mama Elephant stamps. The set I have used is called Tiny Heroes and is available here from My Mum's Craft shop. I have a few Mama Elephant sets and always find them very inspiring and I love making Clean and Simple cards with them.


 I used papers from the Doodlebug Hello Sunshine pad to create a little scene for my Superhero to fly around in stamped the sentiment on to one of the hills and then sewed around the edges before adding the layers to my card. I also added some matching Doodlebug enamel dots.



My image was coloured with alcohol markers and cut out before adding it to the card with foam pads. I added some little stars from the set to finish. I hope you have a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend!
Jane
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