Sunday, 20 July 2014

Ribbon Girl DT for the Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge - Aqua

Hello Everyone! It's been a while since I have shared a card with you on my blog. I am still incredibly busy and have not had much time to craft but took some time out this week to make a little hanging plaque as my DT piece for this month's Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge. Our  colour theme this month is Aqua, one of my favourite colours! I used some gorgeous papers from an old Glitz designs pad and the house I used as a centrepiece is a wooden shape from a pack of Christmas decorations I bought in a sale at M&S years ago.


I used lots of gorgeous Ribbon Girl goodies, including a white pearl and crystal branch, a wooden heart button, aqua ruffle edge sheer, aqua/silver glitter organza, Prima Treasure resin frame, aqua s/a gems, and my favourite mini cream vintage blooms. I used tea dye distress inks to age all the papers and the edges of the wooden shapes. 


I am having so much fun with Instagram these days I have decided to trial using Instgram photos on my blog. I love all the different effects you can create and the frames and the fact that it is so quick and easy to use. I hope you will be able to join in with our Challenge. 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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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Happy Birthday Fiona!

Hello Everyone! It's was my lovely Best Friend's Birthday yesterday and I made her a card using the fabulous Stamping Bella 'Beatrice and Barbara' stamp which is available here from My Mum's Craft Shop. I coloured the image to match the Wild Rose Studio papers I used using a mix of different markers and paper pieced the sofa and cushions.


I added lots of lovely flowers and bits and bobs from my stash and a Pink Petticoat sentiment. I also decorated the inside but I forgot to take a photo. I used the latest Sketch Saturday Sketch for my layout.


Here is a close up of my image. My colouring is a bit poor on this one, the image has so many details I struggled to stay within the lines! This is a very true representation of Fiona and myself, lots of fun times, giggle and adventures, she is the Sister I never had and I love her to bits. We are setting off on another one soon to Birmingham to see Robbie Williams.


This is us on one of our Adventures last summer to see Robbie at Wembley and is one of my favourite photos of us together. I will be taking a bit of break from regular blogging for a short while as I have a lot on my plate at the moment but I hope to be back here a lot more often when things have settled down. Have a lovely Wednesday!
Jane
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Sunday, 22 June 2014

A card for Dad

Hello Everyone! It's my day for sharing a card on the My Mum's Craft Shop blog today and I am showing another card made using the Carta Bella 'It's a Celebration' paper pad which is available here from My Mum's Craft Shop. As soon as I saw the paper patterns in the pad, I thought of funky summer shirts and used the Clearly Besotted 'Super Dad' stamps to create the shirts.



I added buttons to all the shirts and pockets to a couple of them before cutting them out and adding them to the card with foam pads. I stamped the sentiment on to vellum before stitching it on the card centre panel. 

Here is a little close up of the sentiment and the shirts. I had so much fun choosing the patterns and making each shirt look different from the last one.  I am entering my card in to the latest Clearly Besotted Challenge, the theme is 'Anything goes'.I hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Jane
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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Ribbon Girl DT for the June colour challenge - Ivory

Hello Everyone! I am back again with my Ribbon Girl DT card for this Month's Colour Challenge. Our theme this month is Ivory and I have used a collection of paper from different pads including Craftwork Cards and My Mind's Eye papers for my card. I added a very cute pre-coloured image panel from Lili of the Valley for my focal point to which I added lots of glitter glue for the bubbles.




I added a sentiment from Pink Petticoat and lots of yummy Ribbon Girl goodies including:
An ivory Resin Dove, Ivory Cherry blossom, Ivory Carnations, Ivory pearl flat backs, Ivory satin stripe ribbon, Iris cream vintage style lace, Ivory Baker's twine, tiny ivory rosebuds, and a Bronze bird cage charm.


I hope you will be able to join us this month for the chance to win some gorgeous prizes!
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 - Happy Summer for Spots and Stripes week.

Hello Everyone! I have a little taste of Summer for you today for my weekly post on the My Mum's Craft Shop blog to celebrate the lovely Sunshine we have had this week here in the South. We are having a Spots and Stripes week starting today, some of my favourite patterns! I used papers from the Carta Bella 'It's a Celebration' pad which is available here from My Mum's craft Shop.


The image panel was created using stamps from the Lawn Fawn 'Happy Summer' set and they were great fun to colour in. I die cut the finished image with an oval dienamics die.



Here is a close up of my image all coloured in with a variety of alcohol markers. I added some embellishments from my stash, including a stripy brad which fitted the theme very well!
Please join us for the rest of next week for more Spots and Stripes inspiration from the DT.
Have a lovely Sunday!
Jane
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Sunday, 8 June 2014

My Mums's Craft Shop DT - More Mama Elephant cards!

Hello Everyone! Apologies for my absence, I have been suffering with yet another bout of stubborn bronchitis. I have had another 2 courses of antibiotics and my chest is feeling a lot clearer but I am very tired! I have 2 more Mama Elephant cards to share with you today. I told you I was addicted to these new stamps!


Both cards were made using the Mama Elephant 'Nursery Deco' set and scraps of paper. The layouts are very simple and have very few embellishments. I used the Dienamics stitched circles on my first card for the little bear to sit in and added a wooden button from The Ribbon Girl.


The little giraffe on this card was paper pieced with gingham and white paper and I simply added a paper flower and stick on pearl as a finishing touch. I hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Jane
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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Some CAS Pandamonium cards

Hello Everyone! It's my day for posting on the My Mum's Craft shop blog today and I am showing something a little bit different for me. I have fallen in love with Mama Elephant stamps recently and have been experimenting with making some clean and simple cards for a bit of a change. They are so quick to make and I love the fact that they use up a lot of my scraps and leftover papers.


I used some good quality Papermania card bases that are a bit textured as I wanted to leave quite a bit of white space on the first one. I used a Dienamics snowdrift die to cut the blue card for the hills and stamped a sentiment from the Pandamonium set straight on to the card. I stamped the kissing pandas onto white card and cut them out before adding them to the card with foam pads. I then stamped a heart onto aqua card and cut it out. I added it to the card and then embellished it with glitter glue.


I used a scrap of My Mind's Eye paper for my second card. I stamped the Panda and the lantern onto white card and then die cut it using a stitched circle before I coloured the lantern with alcohol markers and added glitter glue. I then simply stamped the sentiment onto a strip of card and put it all together.
I hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Jane
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Sunday, 18 May 2014

Ribbon Girl DT for the Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge - Lilac/Purples

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a good weekend and have been able to get out and enjoy some sunshine. It's time for a brand new Colour challenge on the Ribbon Girl blog today and our theme this month is Lilac/Purples. I have used a fun Pure Innocence image from My Favourite Things on my card and coloured her in using alcohol markers and paper pieced her dress with gingham paper. 



I used lost of Ribbon Girl goodies to embellish my card including lilac pearls, Lilac jute mesh ribbon, mini blooms vintage lilac, lilac 10mm open roses, a wooden heart button, polka dot button, Purple violet mini blossoms and lilac/white cherry blossoms.



Here is a close up of my image and all the lovely Ribbon Girl goodies! I hope you will be able to join us for our Challenge. 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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MMCS DT - A Hobby House cutie for Birthdays week

Hello Everyone! I can't believe it's been a week since I posted on my blog. I have been very busy lately and have not had much time for crafting or blogging. It's my day for sharing a card on the My Mum's Craft shop blog today and our theme this week is 'Birthdays'. I have made a birthday card for a little boy using one of the adorable 'It's a boy' Hobby House toppers available here from My Mum's Craft shop.


I used papers from the Carta Bella 'Baby Mine' pad and from the Echo Park 'Getaway' pad. I added a sentiment from a Tiddlyinks set and some candy dots embellishments . I also added a bow topped with a button, some wooden stars and finished with some stick on pearls.


Here is a close up of the lovely image which I layered on to a doily die cut from blue paper before adding it to the card. I will be back very soon with my Ribbon Girl DT card.
Jane
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Sunday, 11 May 2014

I {heart} Chester

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a good Weekend. Did you watch Eurovision last night? I did and I really enjoyed it. I love the winning song and it was a great show! It's my day for sharing a card on the My Mum's Craft Shop blog today and I have made a card using the fabulous 'I heart Chester' who is available here. I coloured him in using alcohol markers and die cut him into a circle using a Dienamics die.


I used papers from the Authentique 'Smitten pad' and a sentiment from the Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings set. I added some ric rac, a brad and some paper flowers from my stash and finished with some stick on gems. I hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Jane
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Friday, 9 May 2014

A little bit of altered art

Hello! I have something a little bit different for you today. I actually made this a little while ago and have only just got round to photographing it. I made a little piece of Altered art using a box frame I picked up in the pound shop. I added a drawer pull handle to the top of it and some pearls to the base for it to stand on.


I decorated the inside with My Mind's Eye papers which were stamped with various script stamps and then added a small stamped canvas, a birdcage which I embossed with frantage embossing powder (how addictive is Frantage!!! I love it!). I also added a cameo, paper flowers,  a little frame and some wooden heart buttons.


I used one of the heart buttons to make a wing for the little bird. I also added some vintage lace and some other bits and bobs from my stash. All the items I have linked above are from The Ribbon Girl. I loved making this, I wish I had more time to spend on more complex projects like this as it was so much fun! I now have it on display on my landing at home.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your Friday and have a lovely Weekend.
Jane
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Sunday, 4 May 2014

MMCSDT - A Tiddlinks boy card for Character's week

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a lovely Weekend. It's my day for posting on the My Mum's Craft shop blog today. Our theme this week is 'Characters' so we will be sharing projects featuring some of our favourite Character stamps. I have always had a soft spot for Tiddlyinks stamps and have a lot of them in my stamps collection but don't ink them up enough! I have used the stamps from the 'My Boys' set on my card today and coloured the image in with my Promarkers to match the Bazzill basics from the Adventures pack.


My new sewing machine arrived this week so I used it for the first time to sew on this card. My sewing was a bit wonky so I went round the image frame twice. I got the hang of it better when I sewed along the edges of the sentiment strip.


Here is a close up of my coloured image. I used a mix of alcohol markers and then cut out the image leaving a small border before adding it to my card. I used the sketch from yesterday's Sketch Saturday Challenge.


 I am still trying to join in with more Challenges and Sketch Saturday is one of my favourites! Have a lovely Sunday!
Jane
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Thursday, 1 May 2014

My Mum's Craft Shop DT for the May challenge - Lots of layers

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good week so far. It's time for a brand new Challenge on the My Mum's Craft Shop blog today. Our theme this month is 'Lots of layers' which was a little bit of a challenge for me as I am enjoying making Clean and Simple cards more and more lately!



My sewing machine has broken so I was unable to do any sewing to my layers on this card. I used papers from the Carta Bella 'Baby Mine Boy' pad which is available here. The image I have used is 'Fluffy Bear Balloon' which is available here. I coloured him in using Graph'it Markers and added him to the card using foam pads.


The sentiment I have used is by Lawn Fawn and is part of this set. I coloured my image using lots of little dots to make the teddy look furry. It is the first time I have tried this and i think I need to practice a bit more! I hope you will able to join us for our latest Challenge for the chance to win a voucher to spend at My Mum's Craft Shop. Enjoy the rest of your week!
Jane
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Sunday, 27 April 2014

A Wild Rose Studio Cutie

Hello Everyone! I hope you are well and are having a good Weekend. It's my day for sharing a card today on the My Mum's Craft Shop blog. I have made a card using the adorable 'Elsie with heart' stamp which is available here from My Mum's Craft Shop.


I coloured her in to match the papers I used which are by Authentique from the Smitten pad. I added a sentiment by Paper Smooches and kept my layout quite simple. I added a gorgeous buckle slide and a ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and finished with a paper flower and some stick on gems. I hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Jane
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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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