Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Best Friends Forever!


Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a good week so far. I am happy we are getting closer to the Weekend! I have a quick post to share with you today to show a little card I made using Mama Elephant Honey Bunny stamps.


I stamped the bunnies and then masked them and stamped around using different inks and a My Favourite Things ink splat stamp from this set.. I dotted matching stick on gems around the image and added glitter glue to the little tails and placed the image behind a dienamics polaroid die cut which I stamped with a sentiment. I embossed some kraft and stitched around the edges before adding it to my card and placed the topper at an angle on the card finishing with a paper flower and a stick on gem. I hope you have a lovely Wednesday!
Jane
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Monday, 21 April 2014

Easter bunnies

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend. I have been very busy decorating this weekend but it is all done now so I am heading out for a day out with my husband. I have a few little Easter cards to share with you today. I made these using scraps of patterned papers and some card blanks I found in Waitrose.



I simply used one card as a template to cut the patterned papers and inked around the edges with yellow distress inks. I added some loopy trim ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and some paper flowers. I used a paper carnation for the fluffy tail.


And here they are all finished! I hope you have a lovely Monday!
Jane
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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Ribbon Girl DT for the Ribbon Girl April Challenge - Yellow

Hello Everyone! As promised I am back with my DT card for this month's Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge. Our very appropriate for today colour theme is 'Yellow/Lemon' which took me right out of my comfort zone but I did enjoy the Challenge! I used a little sweetie called Puddle Jumper Fancy Girl from 'By Lori Designs' on my card. She is available here.

The papers I have used on my card are from the Echo Park 'Good Morning Sunshine' pad. I layered them on to kraft and also used a background chicken wire die for my image to sit on.
I used the following Ribbon Girl goodies on my card: Velvet Yellow Berisford ribbon, Sweetheart blossoms, linen button twine, Yellow twill stripe ribbon, bronze star charm, paper daisy, stick on pearls and a Polka dot button.

Here is a close up of my coloured image. I thought she would look really cute with a flower in her hair and little pearl earrings. I hope you will be able to join in with our Challenge and maybe show us your Easter creations. We are sponsored by Lisa and Laila at LOTV and also The Ribbon Girl who are offering one randomly chosen winner two prizes of:



Enjoy the rest of your Weekend!
Jane
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MMCSDT - Kraft card week on the My Mum's Craft Shop blog

Hello Everyone! Happy Easter! It's my day for sharing a card on the My Mum's Craft Shop blog today. Our theme this week is 'Kraft' so I have used lots of it on my card. I have gone all pink and girly to balance out the Black and Kraft and have used the Pure Innocence Sassitude card as my focal image, she reminds me so much of lovely Goddaughter Poppy, and the Cheetah Background stamp to make the animal print background.


The pink paper is by American Crafts and has been in my stash for ages and I used it to paper piece the dress and bow too. The sentiment comes with the image and I added a little heart brad , a paper flower and some stick on gems to finish.



Here is a little close up of the image. I just love her little boots! They are so adorable! I hope you have a lovely Easter Sunday and I will be back later with my Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge card.
Jane
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Hoppy Easter!

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well and looking forward to Easter. I am on holiday now and am looking forward to spending some time with my Family and doing a bit of decorating in my Boy's rooms.


I have a handful of little cards to share with you today which I made using some of my new stamps. The little bunnies and sentiments are all from the Mama Elephant 'Honey Bunny' set and are simply adorable!


The bunny stamps come with lots of little accessories so you can dress them up. I found it easier to stamp some of the accessories first (like the moustache and carrot), mask if necessary and then line up the bunnies over the top. I coloured the images with my Promarkers and used Carta Bella papers for the lighter cards and some leftover papers for the spotty ones. I finished by adding a little stick on pearl and a little paper rose from Wild Orchid Crafts to each card. I am entering my cards in to the Make the Day Special Challenge. I hope you have a lovely Easter and enjoy the rest of your week.
Jane
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Another Chester card for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge

Good Morning Everyone! I am back again with another Chester card. This time I have followed the 'Distressing' theme set on the latest Little Miss Muffet Challenge and have distressed the edges of my coloured image panel with distress inks. I have used 'DIY Chester' on my card and coloured him in with alcohol markers before cutting him out with a Dienamics pierced square die.


I used Echo Park papers from an old pad and added a couple of wooden stars, some brads, letter stickers and stapled on some ribbon from The Ribbon Girl. I added a couple of little blue pearls as a finishing touch. I have been busy lately making little Easter cards and I will be back tomorrow to share some with you. Have a lovely Tuesday!
Jane
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Monday, 14 April 2014

Poorly Chester

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a lovely Weekend and managed to get out and enjoy some Sunshine.  I am a lot better now and had a little trip to London on Saturday. I went to Kensington Palace to see the exhibition of some of the Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana's dresses. They were all beautiful! I have quite a sunny little card to share with you today which I made with some leftover papers and 'Poorly Chester'.


I coloured Chester in with my Graph'its and added a few simple embellishments. I also added some felt ric rac from my stash.


I hope you have a lovely Monday!
Jane
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Sunday, 13 April 2014

MMCSDT - A Strawberry Tea Hobby House card.

Hello Everyone! It's my day for posting on the My Mum's Craft Shop blog today and I am sharing a card I made with one of the lovely new toppers from The Hobby House. As you know, I do love my colouring but I also enjoy to use pre-coloured toppers sometimes to make quicker cards.



I have used a topper from the 'Strawberry tea' set which is available here from My Mum's Craft shop. The colours match really nicely with the new BoBunny 'Modern Miss' papers which I also used on my card. I inked around the edges of all the layers and the image before sewing around the edges and putting the card together.


I added a My Favourite Things sentiment onto a little die cut tag and added tape measure ribbon, hessian ribbon, a doily die cut and lots of paper flowers, a strawberry charm and little embellishments to tie in with the sewing theme.



Here is a close up of the lovely topper. She is simply adorable and I love the colour combination that was used to colour her in. I am really looking forward to using the rest of the toppers from this set. I am entering my card in to this month's Hobby House challenge.
I hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Jane
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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

A Clearly Besotted Happy Birthday

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a good week so far. I am starting to feel a lot better now, I think the last course of antibiotics have worked and my chest is finally clearing so I am very happy! I have a little card to share with you today which I made using some of my new Clearly Besotted stamps and dies.


The Bicycle, basket, butterflies and 'happy' sentiment are from the 'Good Times' set and I also used the matching dies. 


I used a Martha Stewart punch for the grass. The papers are all from different Echo Park pads. The cloud is a die from my stash and I used the Clearly Besotted 'Birthday' die to finish off the sentiment. I added a little pearl and a paper flower as a finishing touch. There is no stitching or colouring on this card which is unusual for me! I am really enjoying exploring new crafting styles and need to expand my ink collection now! Have a lovely Wednesday!
Jane
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Monday, 7 April 2014

Mother's Day cards

Hello Everyone! I can finally share the cards I made for my Mum and Mum in Law for Mother's day. My plans to spend time with my Mum the day before Mother's Day were ruined as I was ill. I only got to see her on Saturday. I made both cards using sentiments and papers from Pink Petticoat.


The flower on the first card is available here from The Ribbon Girl and I added some stick on pearls and a lovely green ribbon too and a button.


I decorated the second card with a button from the Ribbon girl and a ribbon and flower from my stash. I think I am finally starting to feel a little better, My X-Ray has come back clear for Pneumonia so I am keeping my fingers crossed my antibiotics work this time and I can get back to normal soon!
Have a lovely Monday!
Jane
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Sunday, 6 April 2014

My Mum's Craft Shop DT - Spring colours

Hello Everyone! It's my day for posting on the My Mum's Craft Shop blog today. Our theme this week is Spring Colours so I used papers from the Echo Park Splendid Sunshine pad as the colours are so bright and zingy and they match the theme of the Pure Innocence image I have used so perfectly!



The stamp set  I have used is 'I'm all ears' and it available here from My Mum's Craft Shop. I coloured the image with my Markers and then paper pieced her dress and ears with some papers from the pad.


I die cut the central panel using a Spellbinders die and sewed a strip of blue paper through the middle. I stamped my sentiment on to a Sentiment strip and added it to the right of my image with foam pads. I also added an eyelet and tied it with some neutral twine.



Here is a close up of my image. I am really enjoying paper piecing at the moment, it's such a fun way to add patterns to the characters dresses.


I made a little carrot embellishment as a finishing touch for my card. I made it by rolling a strip of orange card with a quilling tool and shaping it with a wooden skewer before gluing it. I then added some strips of green card inside that had been fringed with my scissors. I glittered the finished carrot with stickles glitter glue before I added it to the card.

I am entering my card into the My Favourite Things Color Pallette Challenge as I have used the colours below on my card

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Have a lovely Sunday!
Jane
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Friday, 4 April 2014

Baby Baby....

Hello Everyone! I think I might be starting to feel a tiny bit better today! At last! Yesterday was a pretty awful day, I had horrible pains in my back and chest and was not able to move very far from my bed all day. Anyway...onwards and upwards! I have a little card to share with you today which I made a couple of weeks ago when I received my new Word dies from Clearly Besotted stamps. I used the Baby die to cut the word in two shades of blue and then die cut the last one in to the square of white card I used as my central panel. 



It was very simple and quick to put together, the hardest thing was getting the spacings right and lining up the words! I added a darker blue cardstock behind the last word. I also added a little blue pearl heart to the centre of the 'a' of the last 'baby'. I hope you have a lovely Friday!
Jane
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Thursday, 3 April 2014

A Magnolia card for several Challenges

Hello Everyone! I am still off work with a poorly chest. I am on my second lot of antibiotics now and have had a chest X-ray as my Doctor thinks I may have a touch of pneumonia on my lung so I am resting in bed as I am very tired. I have been able to craft a little and have been doing lots of blog hopping and was inspired to dust off an old Magnolia stamp to enter a few Challenges. 


I used papers from the CartaBella Baby Mine Girl pad which are just beautiful! I think I will be using the whole pad of these. The sentiment is also a Magnolia one which has been in my stash for a long time, I added it to a die-cut Dienamics banner. I added lots of Ribbon Girl flowers and some pretty pink Ribbon Girl lace.


As I used a lot of flowers, I kept the other embellishments quite simple. I added a chipboard button by Crate paper and some wooden Butterflies from Artcuts. 


Here is a close up of my coloured in image. I originally coloured her dress in dark pink but it just did not look right so I paper pieced it with a spotty paper from the pad. As a finishing touch, I added some glitter to her crown and wand. I think she looks really cute and I will be digging out some of my Magnolias in the future to have another play.
I am entering my card into the following Challenges:
The Ribbon Girl March Magnolia only Challenge - Girly
The Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge - Girls only
Simply Magnolia - Bingo ( I chose Pink/Die-cuts/Flowers)
Sketch Saturday - Sketch #275




 



I hope you have a lovely Thursday!

Jane
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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

My Mum's Craft Shop DT for the April Challenge - Anything goes.

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all well. It's the first of the month already so it's time for a brand new Challenge on the My Mum's Craft Shop blog. Our theme this month is 'Anything goes' so come and show us your latest project! I have used the Dienamics 'Sew Nifty' set for my card and papers from the Carta Bella Sew Lovely pad.




I stamped the sentiment onto vellum and then sewed it to a strip of pink spotty paper. I die cut the mannequin and inked around the edges before adding it to the card. I added some Ribbon Girl goodies, including a Cottage flower bloom, spotty button and twine. I hope you will be able to join us for the chance to win a voucher from My Mum's Craft Shop. Have a lovely Tuesday!
Jane
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Monday, 31 March 2014

Engagement Congratulations!

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well and had a good weekend. I am still suffering with my Bronchitis so am feeling a little down in the dumps today. Hopefully the antibiotics will keep working and get rid of it soon! I have a very CAS card to share with you today which I made to send to my lovely Friend Kitty who recently got engaged to the lovely Ross.



I used white textured cardstock and die cut an oval in it using a Dienamics die. I then added a Clearly Besotted die cut behind gluing the tails to either side of the aperture. I die cut a sparkly heart using a Dienamics die and positioned it on the card base so it would be centred behind the sentiment. I sewed around the edges of the white panel and then added it to the card base with foam pads. I was tempted to add flowers and gems but resisted and I am quite pleased with the finished card.
I hope you have a lovely Monday!
Jane
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Sunday, 30 March 2014

A Glamorous 18th Birthday

Hello Everyone and a Happy Mother's Day to all the lovely Mums out there! It's my day for posting on the My Mum's Craft Shop blog today and I am sharing the card I made for lovely niece Shannon who turned 18 last week. I used the very glamorous 'Posh has a Present' image from Stamping Bella as the image on my card and coloured it in with Promarkers and paper pieced her dress and bag.


The papers I have used are by Echo Park and are from the 'Splendid Sunshine' Pad. I layered them all onto bright pink card and added stitching around the edges. The skinny pink ribbon is a very old one from my stash I bought from Create and Craft when I first started cardmaking. I used 'A La Modes Big Birthday numbers for the 18, cutting them out when I had stamped them onto pink paper. The sentiment is a matching one from the set.


Here is a close up of the image. I love paper piecing the Stamping Bella images and giving them pretty patterned dresses. I finished the card with some flowers from my stash and some stick on gems.
I hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Jane
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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Smile!

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all ok. I am still under the weather with Bronchitis but I am tucked up on the sofa at the moment watching Little House on the Prairie and blog hopping so life is not all bad. I have a quick card to share with you today which I made using 1920's Gwen from Some Odd Girl. I bought her a long time ago and I love her style! I coloured her up last week as an experiment using only Cool Grey Graph'it Markers and the blender.


I cut her out with no border this time and added her to a card I made using My Mind's Eye papers which were the perfect colour. The flowers are from my stash and I added a crystal button on top of them which is available here from The Ribbon Girl. The sentiment is by Paper Smooches and is from this set. 


Here is a close up of Gwen, the colouring is not perfect but it was great fun experimenting. I sent this card to my Best Friend this week. She is very stylish and elegant, just like Gwen so I thought this would be perfect for her.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Playing with some new stash and a CAS Baby card

Hello Everyone! I am back again! I was very lucky to be able to get hold of some of the gorgeous new Clearly Besotted dies when they were released and despite feeling awful with my cough I was so inspired I couldn't resist having a play. I made a very simply new Baby card using the baby die and the Butterfly Wishes dies.


I added some stitching around the edges and cut an aperture in the white card with an oval die to set the sentiment and the butterfly die into. 
I then cut another smaller butterfly which I added below the aperture and finished with pearls 


I made 2 other cards as well yesterday, one will be going in the post tomorrow so hopefully I will be able to share it with you in a couple of days. Have a lovely Wednesday!
Jane
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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Celebrate!

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well and having a good week so far. I am still suffering with a nasty cough and the remnants of my cold and not getting enough sleep at the moment so I am looking forward to the Weekend already! I have a Clean and Simple card to share with you today which I made using a selection of Echo Park papers from a variety of pads. I love mixing and matching patterns and Echo Park papers lend themselves to this very well.


I used a fabulous My Favourite Things sentiment as the focal point on my card from this very versatile set which is available here from My Mum's Craft Shop. I used some Fishtail banners to stamp the sentiment onto and then added some of my usual stitching to the layers. The Chipboard embellishments were leftovers from a Magazine Commission.


I will leave you with a liitle arty shot of the card. The wooden stars which are the perfect finishing touch are from Artcuts. I hope you have a lovely Tuesday!
Jane
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Sunday, 23 March 2014

MMCSDT - Fantastic Mr Fox

Hello Everyone! It's my day for posting on the My Mum's Craft Shop blog today and  I am sharing the card I have made for our Animals themed week this week on the My Mum's Craft Shop blog. I have used one of the new Creative Expressions Animal Stamps on my card. This one is 'Mr Fox' and he is available here


I coloured him in using Graph'it Markers and Promarkers and cut him out before adding him to my card. The papers I have used are from the My Mind's Eye 'Record it Pretty Things' pad. They are gorgeous! I also added some flowers, a hessian ribbon and a lovely little heart button from The Ribbon Girl.


Here is a close up of Mr Fox, I think he is really fantastic and I will be treating myself to more stamps from this range soon as he was so lovely to colour. I hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Jane
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Big Birthday Wishes!

Hello Everyone! It's my lovely Friend Pauline's Birthday today so I am sharing the card I made for her to celebrate her big day. I used the Penny Black stamp 'Fashion Leader' for my image and coloured her in using Graph'it Markers. I die cut the image using a spellbinders die and inked the edges while it was still in the die using Distress inks.


I used papers from the My Mind's Eye Now and then papers and some turquoise cardstock. I added my usual stitching and some lovely pink ribbon from The Ribbon Girl. I added lots of lovely flowers and a button from my stash and some lovely punched Butterflies and finished with some stick on pearls.


Here is a close up of the image. I love her cute little dog and their matching outfits. I hope you have a lovely Wednesday!
Jane
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Monday, 17 March 2014

Get Well Soon!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well. I have a little card to share with you today which I made for a colleague who has been really poorly with Pneumonia. I used some papers from My Mind's Eye which I have had in my stash for ages. I used some Dienamics dies to cut some banners to place overlapping the image.



The cute little bear is a stamp from Woodware which is available here from My Mum's Craft Shop. The image was  coloured with a selection of alcohol markers. I hope you have a lovely Monday!
Jane
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Sunday, 16 March 2014

MMCSDT and Ribbon Girl DT - Green and playing with some new stash

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all well and having a good Weekend. We are having some beautiful weather here at the moment and I am hoping to get out in the Sunshine today. My card today is doubling up as my Ribbon Girl colour Challenge DT and my regular My Mum's Craft Shop post. The Ribbon Girl colour theme for March is green so I dug out lots of my new goodies to make my card.


I used papers from the Carta Bella 'Sew Lovely' and the My Mind's Eye Record it 'Pretty Things' pads. I added my usual stitching around all the edges and the image I used is a pre-coloured Wild Rose Studio image. The sentiment which I added to a Melissa Frances frame is an older one from my stash.


As well as the frame, I used lots of other Ribbon Girl goodies including: Wooden Heart buttonsAvocado Green Small Plain Buttons, 9mm and 16mm Pale Green/Olive Saddlestitch, 15mm Moss Green No 79 Berisford Satin, and lots of flowers including Mocha 10mm Open Roses, White Sweetheart Blossom, Rose bud semi open Mocha/Dark Cream, Mini Blooms Vintage cream, Linen button twine.

I hope you will be able to join is for this month's Ribbon Girl Challenge. Once again we are so pleased to say that we are sponsored by Lisa and Laila at LOTV and also TheRibbon Girl who are offering one randomly chosen winner two prizes of:


This challenge will run for 1 week and closes at 9PM UK time on Saturday 23rd March. Have a lovely Sunday!
Jane
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