Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Film and Music

Card for 23 year old male ARHH!!!
But my great nephew is in to films and music so this is the theme for his card. Using a My Craft Studio CD, I searched for something to use and found the clapper board and film strip, picture and music note as images.
Using a 7x5 card base I applied a base layer of blue paper leaving a narrow white edge around.
Taking the film strip etc image I shrunk it down, tiled it and using the opacity tool made it very pale.  Cutting a square of this background, I matted it on to white. and placed it at an angle on the card. I also cut a strip of the patteren paper matted on white and added a narrower strip of the background blue along the centre and placed along the lower edge  of the card.
The 2 images I put together and grouped on the computer, copying and pasteing several times to cut layeres for decoupage.
Peel off musical notes, the words Film and Music and the Birthday greeting were added to finish the card

Jean x

Thursday, 23 February 2012

A Little Bit of Iris folding

Hi everyone,
I've been wanting to do some Iris folding for awhile now as it is one of my favourite crafts.
Having been asked to use the Go Create Window dies in some cards I immediately thought
I could line up the large die with a smaller one iside to cut a frame. But, as you see I didnot use the frame I omitted the frame and again aligned the centre small window back inside the larger one making an open frame to do my Iris folding, which I made my own pattern for.
I used  the same papers, as I used for the Iris folding to cut Spellbinders Anemone and Daisy flowers. The flower centres are flattened Art Caps with images placed in the centres topped with apoxy stickers.
I distressed the flowers and Iris folding a little to soften.
All the items I have used are available from Once Upon A Stamp

Jean x

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Busy Weekend

Well just had 4 days off but dont know where it's gone. It's my daughters birthday today so as she was at work we spent most of the day together Saturday. During the morning Kerry(daughter), myself and our 2 granddaughters, Georgia and Molly, went shopping for new blinds for Molly's newly decorated bedroom. Later Martin and myself took them for a meal, which we all enjoyed.
Sunday after church and Sunday lunch I did manage to make a card but not got round to taking a photo yet, so will post when its sorted.
Yesturday Molly was with us as she was not at school (inset day) so helped her a little with her mums Birthday card. We also made a cake, so another busy day as I was at church sisterhood meeting in the afternoon.
Today was our day for looking after our 2 year old grandson so no time for anything else.
Hoping to get more cards made and posted later this week so keep popping in if you enjoy my work

Jean x

Thursday, 16 February 2012

In the Pink

Hi again,
It's my daughters Birthday next week and she has had a rough time since new year so tried to do her a pretty girly card. Give me your opinion!

Starting with a base Gate fold card, I use the Go Create frilly frame no 5 dies and Spellbinders Lables 3(largest) for mats and Lables 10 for the Birthday plaque. The Happy Birthday plaque and other elements were cut using Floral Doily accents and motifs. I tied the bow using 2 ribbons.

As I hope you can see, the frilly frame were layed evenly on top of each other and Lables 3 at angles to each other and both cut from 2 matching pink card. The text plaques were cut from white card and the embossed edges inked the with pink.

 I am hoping this lifts her mood a little!

Enjoy Jean x  

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Anniversary card

Hi everyone

I am now working my way through my April Birthdays and Anniversaries and as I've done quite a few Birthday cards over the past week I thought I'd start with the months anniversary for close friends.

Looking through dies I have purchased over the past months and not got round to using I chose to use Spellbinders Heart squares, Twisted metal tags and motifs and decorative Hearts.
Using a 6in square card, I cut the base mat and the largest of the Heart squares from a white and pale gold patterned paper. The second mat and frame from tags and motifs was cut in gold mirri card and the 2 smallest of the Hearts cut in white, with the embossing inked in gold Brilliance. Both base and second mats I cut with a decorative edge cutter.

When putting the card together the 2 mats and the Heart square were glued flat and the frame and 2 Hearts were attatched using Pinflair glue.

Enjoy Jean x

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Blossom for friend

Hi everyone,
Had a productive evening yesterday managed to get 2 cards made. This one is quite easy, it was made using Go Create Bookish, and Spellbinders Blossom, Lacey circle and 1 from Ribbon Tags Trio 2.
Start by cutting and embossing 2 sizes of the Bookish die in 2 sizes in coordinating colours. Continue alternating the colours cutting and embossing next the Lacey circle, then 3 layers of the Blossom and the long Ribbon tag.
Crease and fold the largest of the Bookish shapes to form the base card. The other one is cut in half to make the first mat, but before attatching to card choose ribbon to match and thread through Ribbon tag. The ribbon is wrapped around the layer and glued into place at the bottom, now attach to card. Next the Lacey circle is glued in place.
The Blossom comes next, using small sharp scissors cut between petals towards the centre but not all the way. Use a ball tool on back or your fingers to shape petals a little. Attaching petal layers, starting with the largest to the smaller one and finishing the centre with a button or embellishment of your choice. A "Happy Birthday" peeloff was used to finish.
If you like to add a little dimention to your cards but are concerned about thickness for postage, this one is good, as if you use a little silcone/ Pinflair glue behind the petals you get dimention but without creating to much depth.

Enjoy Jean x

Monday, 13 February 2012

Floral for 70th

Hi Everyone,

I really enjoyed making this one. I folded an A4 piece of card to make a trifold then scored a large scalloped edge from fold 1 to around 2inch up from bottom of futhest edge then used the score to cut away the top corner.With the same colour paper as base card i embossed using Cuttlebug folder with long grass effect, then embossed the front 1/3rd of the card with the same effect, highlighting the grass with a darker ink.The embossed paper I added to the centre front, scalloping top to blend in. The flowers I die cut using Spellbinders Anemone and Daisy flower toppers, cutting and embossing a variety of the petals in 2 sizes inking with coordinating ink before removing from die .I also cut ,embossed and inked 4 centres. Mixing the petals I made 3 flowers shaping each petal before gluing together. I pulled the narrow petals of the centres up around my finger to give a little shape, placing one in centre of each flower adding a small button to finish of the centre. The 4th I glued alone at the top corner of the inside back of the card. the 3 complete flowers I arranged along the scalloped edge of the card, 2 on centre section and the 3rd on the front.
I also made this card using different colours and it looks just as stunning.

Enjoy Jean x

Sunday, 12 February 2012

60th Birthday Card

Hi again,
This is my husbands 60th Birthday card (he celebrated this week) I used a Go Create die, cutting 2 large ones to form the base of the card, scoring 1, 1/2inch from 1 of the long edges. After adding colour to the edges I attached the 2 together by the 1/2inch 'seam'. Cutting a futher 2 layers of the same design in smaller sizes and colouring the edges in coordinating colours I wrapped around the middle size layer a piece of open hessian at an angle. The smallest layer I embossed in a Cuttlebug embossing folder, inking first to give a diamond effect. The text plate was cut using the Spellbinder Twisted Metal Tags and Accents. The small embellishment in the bottom corner is a photo of my husband cut to fit an Art Cap, which you will be seeing next month from Once Upon A Stamp, along with many other accessories.
I hope my explaination is clear enough (first time of doing this)

Enjoy Jean x

Hi Everyone

I have been posting on the "OnceUponAStampDesignTeam" blog for awhile but have decided to have my own blog to share more of my work with you. Much of my work uses Spellbinders dies but I also use craft CD's which we don't sell at Once Upon A Stamp.  

I hope you enjoy my work and will make comment!

Jean x