Monday, 17 September 2018

Get Well Soon

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you are well and had a lovely weekend. I went to the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show this weekend for the first time in years and had a fabulous time. My Fiance treated me to lots of lovely new bits for my Birthday and I can't wait to start playing with my new stash. I'm sharing  a Get Well soon card today I made using a digital image by Heather Ellis.


I used My Mind's Eye papers from my stash for the card and coloured the image with Promarkers.


I also used a Clearly Besotted stamps sentiment and finished with a flower from Hobbycraft
I am entering my card in to the I love Promarkers challenge.
Have a lovely Monday!
Jane
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Friday, 14 September 2018

Penguin Party!

 Hello Everyone! I hope you are well and had a good week. I'm very glad it's Friday as I will be going to Alexandra Palace tomorrow. I have not been for a long time and I'm looking forward to buying some new stash. I treated myself to some new stamps from Clearly Besotted Stamps this week and had a colouring session last night and coloured 8 penguins which I have made in to cards.


I used papers from Echo Park to create simple card using sentiments from the set and some embellishments from Hobbycraft. I colloured the first image using dots and cool greys and black.


The second image was coloured with warm greys and little dots. I used a sentiment from another Clearly Besotted set on the 2nd card.


 Here are my little penguins all coloured in. They are so adorable and I love all the little hats in the set. I hope you have a lovely Friday!
Jane
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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

A Pink and Grey Happy Birthday!

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well and having a good week so far. I have a card to share with you today which I made with scraps from my stash in one of my favourite colour combos at the moment: Pink and Grey



I used an adorable Pure Innocence image from the very talented Heather Ellis which I coloured in with my Promarkers. I cut her our leaving a small border before adding her to the card.



I used my sewing machine to sew the strips of paper together and added a running stitch around the edge of the card. The sentiment I used is from Pink Petticoat at the Lovely Studio and embellished the card with stick on pearls and lots of paper flowers. I am entering my card in to the latest Passion for Promarkers challenge.
I hope you have a lovely Wednesday!
Jane
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Monday, 10 September 2018

A little play with Distress inks and some Clearly Besotted stamps

Hello Everyone!
I hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine was very busy but I did manage to fit in a little bit of time in my Craft room to have a play with my new Wishful Thinking Clearly Besotted stamps to make the card below.


I used Distress inks to create a background on a square or card I had masked off with washi tape.


I then stamped the images with Archival ink and stamped a sentiment on vellum which I wapped around the image before adding it to a layer of yellow card before adding it to my card base.
I then finished with stick on gems.
I hope you have a lovely Monday!
Jane
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Friday, 7 September 2018

Stars Rock!

Hello Everyone! I am back today with a card made using Echo Park Summer Dreams papers which are simply stunning! I love the jewel like colours and I thought they were perfect to go with the Luna Bitterfrost Stars Rock stamp from Little Miss Muffet.

 

I kept my layout simple and layered up different papers onto a sold pink layer before adding them at an angle to the card. The flower is from Hobbycraft and the wooden stars are from Artcuts.



I coloured the image with Promarkers and cut it out leaving a small border before adding it to the card with foam pads.  I coloured the image using some of my favourite colours and gave her beautiful red hair. I am entering my card in to the I love Promarkers challenge and the latest Little Miss Muffet Challenge
I hope you have a lovely Friday!
Jane
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Thursday, 6 September 2018

Rainbow birthday shoes!

Hello Everyone! It was my future Step-son's birthday on Tuesday and I made him a very colourful card inspired by Converse trainers (which are my favourite trainers!) 
I used the My Favourite Things Dienamics die to make the shoe and My Favourite things papers from an old pad from my stash.



I used textured white card for the white parts of the card and added silver eyelets and grey baker's twine to lace the shoe up. I then added a Hobbycraft wooden star as a finishing touch. The sentiment I used is from Altenew.



Here is a close up of the finished shoe. I just love playing with the die and making it up in lots of different colours. It always looks fab! I hope you have a lovely Thursday. I have been spending a lot of time in my Craft Room so have lots of cards to show you in the next few days. I have truly found my mojo again and am so happy to be back and sharing cards with you all.
Jane
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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Wedding DIY flower petal confetti and cones

My Fiance and I are getting married in March next year and I have been getting crafty making lots of bits for our big day. I wanted to have biodegradable rose petal confetti for our guests to throw and having seen the prices online, I decided I could probably make my own a lot cheaper. I bought a few bunches of reduced roses from the Supermarket which were past their best and got to work. 
I dried some in the microwave, taking the roses apart and laying them on kitchen roll and covering them up and blasting them in 30 second increments until they were crisp. Mine took around 1 min 30.
I dried the rest in the Oven on a low heat at about 125 degrees on a baking tray lined with baking parchment for around 8 to 10 mins. My Dad also dried some in the airing cupboard which worked well but took a lot longer. I am storing the dried petals in a shoebox in the airing cupboard until the big day.



To display them, I have printed some 6x6 papers with our names and the date of our wedding and rolled them into a cone shape secured with double sided tape. I bought a confetti cone tray from Ebay to hold them upright in a wooden basket I bought from Homesense.


I used a mix of pink and white flowers with a few red petals added in from flowers from my Dad's garden. The confetti smells lovely and look so pretty I can't wait for my guests to use it on the Wedding day!
Jane
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Monday, 3 September 2018

Driving home for Christmas...

Hello Everyone!
I hope you had a lovely weekend. The sun was back again this weekend so we made the most of it with a trip to Portsmouth and we also spent a bit of time doing some pre-holiday shopping. I also had time to craft and spent some time in my lovely new Craft Room playing with the free gift from this month’s Simply Cards and Papercrafts Magazine. 



I love the papers and stamps and the little truck die cut is simply adorable! I was inspired to make a bauble and used a papier-mâché blank which I painted with chalk paint and used the free papers to cover the front and back of it after I had stamped the sentiment.



I then cut the truck from teal card and paper pieced the wheels before adding it to the bauble with foam pads. I added a bow and flowers as a finishing touch. I hope you have a lovely Monday!
Jane
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Saturday, 1 September 2018

A Forest Friend Fairy card for the Ribbon Girl Challenge

Hello Everyone!
I have been playing in my lovely Craft Room today after printing out some digi stamps last night. The cooler weather has made me feel a bit Autumnal so I was inspired to use some autumn shades to colour the gorgeous Some Odd Girl 'Forest Friend Fairy' digi stamp.


I used My Mind's Eye papers from my stash and some cardstock I picked up today on a quick trip to my local Craft Shop and added lots of embellishments and a few bits from The Ribbon Girl, including my favourite polka dot buttons!


The gorgeous image was coloured with Promarkers in shades of duck egg, orange and yellow before I cut it out leaving a small border. I am entering my card in to the September Ribbon Girl Challenge as the theme is Anything Goes.
Have a lovely Saturday!
Jane
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Monday, 20 August 2018

A new Craft room and some Unicorn cards

 Hello! It's been a while since I updated my blog so I thought I would drop by to share a card I made this weekend and to show off my new Craft room. I moved house in January and was crafting in the dining room but since one of our bedrooms became spare, we have transformed it into a Craft room and I have finally have my own space to get creative.


 I love my new desk and it's great to be able to have all my pens and papers and buttons to hand. Everything was behind closed cupboard doors in the dining room and it was difficult to find inspiration with everything hidden away.


All that is left to do is to add a plinth to the bottom of the Kallax unit. This unit was a room divider in our last house and was used to store clothes and toys in this room. It's so versatile and is great to store my papers, stamps, ribbons and dies. I have some craft essentials on an Ikea Raskog trolley which used to be in my old craft room but held pots and pans in our last house!



And here is a card I made this weekend using Clearly besotted stamps. The unicorns were so much fun to colour. I used My Favourite things papers from my stash and some tiny flowers from Hobbycrafr.

The sentiment I used is from a Phill Martin set. I am still making cards for some Magazines and sent off a Commission to Papercraft Essentials this morning, I'm also lucky enough to have cards feature in Creative Stamping Magazine on a regular basis. I hope you have a lovely Monday!
Jane
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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Happy Birthday!!

 Hello everyone! It's been a while! I am back and hopefully will be back sharing cards with you a bit more often from now. I have had a very busy year working on my house and was without a craft area and proper storage for my craft goodies until a couple of weeks ago. I now have a craft desk in my dining room and lots of lovely storage which I will share with you another day. I have still been designing for Quick Cards Made Easy and Creative Stamping during the past year and am going to try to make all my Family and Friend's cards this year which I hope to share with you over the coming weeks and months. The first card I have to share with you was made using a Birdie Brown digi which is unfortunately no longer available but is one of my old time favourites!





I coloured the image using my Promarkers and die cut him using a stitched edge die and used a Paper Smooches sentiment which I die cut into a fishtail banner shape. The papers were all left overs from my scraps baskets and I kept the embellishments simple as the card was for my boyfriend's Brother In Law.


Here is a little close up of the image. Love the cute little dog's hat and crazy eyes! Have a lovely Saturday night! I am going to watch Eurovision with a glass of wine.
Jane
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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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