Wednesday, 27 July 2016

A Pocket Full of Paper?

Hello friends and good evening. I'm back with more samples from an AMAZING new collection from Craftwork Cards - A Pocket Full of Paper Christmas USB.

I had the luxury and pleasure of using the colour me images in different ways so thought I would share a few of my samples with you today.

The 'Colour with Candi' illustrations are all black and white to begin with so you can colour, paint and print until your heart's content!

created using a Sakura gel pen on navy card 

created using Promarkers and LOTS of glitter

created using diluted liquid pearls and printed on to kraft card. I had no idea you could colour with liquid pearls! 

created with watercolours 

created using Promarkers, brusho and glossy accents 

Additionally, I was asked to use the character Illustration Frosty Friends black and white Images: 

created using acrylic paint, spectrum noirs, glitter, and liquid pearls

created using glitter and Promarkers

created using Promarkers and liquid pearls

created using distress inks. 

These are just a few of the images which are on the USB - holding over 940 elements and 10 full collections. I really hope you've liked a few of these coloured images I've created. 

There's plenty more inspiration in Pinterest from the other mega talented Design Team members. You can see all their creations HERE

Have a great week

Jennifer x 


Sunday, 24 July 2016

CWC - It's all a bit exclusive

Today I would like to share a few of my makes for the recent 'Boutique Floral' collection from Craftwork Cards. The collection is so beautiful and delicate and I absolutely love it. You can currently see it here and further inspiration can be found on Pinterest here

It's been a hectic month and was nice to check out for a couple hours at a time and sit and craft. I don't know about you but when I come in from a long work day, making pretty things helps me to relax and unwind. 

My first share is this really cute crate/gift box that is perfect to fill with chocolates or cookies as a little thank you or just because treat for someone. I've made up a few more of these since and everyone has loved them!  

Next I created a 6x6 card and box, which is perfect for that girly birthday.  

A 5 minute CAS card using the die cut flowers and double sided papers.

Another CAS stamped single layer card with ProMarkers. The Craftwork Cards card blanks take ink really really well! 

Here's an embossed watercolour card using the Boutique Floral stamp set which was pretty fun to make.  

Finally, I'm sharing my blue wash and embossed watercolour card using the Boutique Floral stamp set, double sided papers and sentiment.  

So, that's it from me this week. Think I'm getting the hang of blogging now - but work in progress still!
Please click on the link which will take you to the Craftwork Cards Blog where I have a full tutorial for my blue wash watercolour card.

Thank you so much and please leave me a comment if you like any of the cards or just to say hi :) 

Jennifer x 


Saturday, 9 July 2016

Christmas Clear

It's been another crazy week for me here in Conrwall and the weekend couldn't come soon enough! 

For this post, I knew I wanted to use the same little deer I used last Christmas but in a different way. I purchased some Hunkydory acetate, and rummaged in my Craftwork Cards sentiment stash to create a few really modern cards. 

I had to rack my brain for a while to figure out what I was doing but once I decided on full acetate cards, it came together quite nicely.

Materials used:
Hunkydory snowfall acetate

Craftwork Cards sentiment
two memory box dies (deer and tree)
embroidery thread. 

Although these cards are quick and easy to create, they're also quite effective and very modern looking. I cut and scored the acetate to make a 5.5 x 4.24 inch card and then hand cut the shape for the snow. You'll need to make sure you cut through two layers of paper or felt so you can stick one on the opposite side, which will cover any signs of adhesive you use. I then die cut the trees and deer, selected a sentiment and that's really it! 

Here are the individual cards a bit closer. The only extra I added to this card was some embroidery thread for the little scarf around the deer. 

The only extra element on this card was some stickles for a little sparkle. 

Again, I added some stickles to this card and also used a mixture of paper and felt for the snow. 

So another quick and easy post from me! Now, I've had an amazing parcel arrive which requires my attention and although I can't share with you just yet, I'll be back in a few days with some new makes!

Have a great weekend
Jennifer x

Sunday, 3 July 2016

I hope this StazOn

So I knew I wanted to use some of my Visible Image stamps but hadn’t thought too much about it. I decided to go with the the ‘Sparkle in The Rain’ and ‘Live in The Moment’ stamps sets. 
I’m thinking this tag I created is pretty original and haven’t seen anything like it before. However, I have a habit of thinking these things and then find 3293034 similar designs on Pinterest! Ha
Intending to make a card, I stamped a few sample images and cut out for placement. After faffing about for about 10 minutes I realised it wasn’t meant to be a card – rather a large tag. Starting again, I got my Brusho colours out as I’ve wanted to use them for ages. I grabbed an A3 piece of watercolour, ripped it up into large pieces and had a little play. A few of my fingertips are still blue but I think it was worth it having decided on blues and green with sequins. And it's a bit of a whopper at 3 1/2 by 6 1/4 inches.

I stamped on acetate using StazOn for the image and sentiment then arranged the watercolour papers behind both tags – gluing sequins randomly and finishing off with a double ribbon.
I really enjoyed a messier crafty hour and need to do this more often!
I have no idea what I'll be creating next weekend but whatever it is, it's going to be super fun!