Monday, 28 November 2011

First Tomic challenge entry

Today I decided to be brave and enter the TOMIC Challenge for the first time.  I love Magnolia stamps but lack talent, lol.

This weeks challenge over at TOMIC is

TOMIC #26 ~ Vintage and Lace

The vintage style is very popular, and it is simply to make your card or project look old. You can often find distressed & inked edges, laces, roses, note papers etc. on a vintage project. So let's do it vintage ...

This is my entry.
I was making a custom card for a jewellery customer in France and as luck would have it, it fitted the challenge.

I used
Brotherly Love
Mistletoe stamp 
Mistletoe die
Heart swirl branch die

Coloured with Copics

Wild Orchid Crafts

Snowman collection
Magnolia sweet  Flurry blue

Distressed edges inked with Walnut stain

Lace, pearls, card stock from my own collection

Nesties & Sizzix dies

Computer generated sentiment

Hope you like it


Monday, 7 November 2011

Penny Black challenge: 176

This weeks challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge is

We're less than 8 weeks til the big day so we thought we'd help you out with a month of Christmas challenges featuring a different theme each week. First up....

Christmas, Snowflakes & Silver
Well how "cool" is that.  I am well under way with making my Christmas cards so this was a breeze.

I decided to go for an Easel card, as Fashionably Wrapped is quite a large image.

I love this stamp, as it is great for use all year round.  I made a 30th Birthday card recently and put a circle with the number inside where the holly is :)

Card recipe
Image: PB fashionably wrapped
Medium: Copics
Paper: Snowflakes from "the Snowman" pack
I double matted it using Mirri card, and dark silver card.
Sentiment: PB
Sentiment label, and swirl: Magnolia
Snowflake from my jewellery bits
Lots of stickles :)

Hope you like it.
I was thrilled with all the comments left last week.

Thank you

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Kraftin Kimmie Challenge 102: Monochrome

This weeks challenge over at Kraftin Kimmies Challenge is
Make it Monochromatic
This week our hostess is the Dazzling Donna and she's challenged us to make a Monochromatic Card!!  So create something with one main can use any neutrals and other colours in small amounts, but make one colour the main focus of your design!! 
Well I am nuts about browns at the moment so chose that.  there are a few hints at other colours I'm afraid.  But I think I did well to stick to the rules.

I used Perfect Poison who is one of my favourites, and created a magical Christmas card.

Medium: copics
Papers: Unknown
Flowers: Magnolia
Swirl Magnolia
Sentiment: magazine freebie

Hope you like her
Jennie <3

Monday, 31 October 2011

Penny Black Challenge week 175

This weeks challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge is a sketch.

I recently acquired the Winter Wonderland set.  I just love these characters so much.
I'm not normally a fan of clear stamps, but the quality of these is terrific.

I had to swap the flowers and sentiment over, hope that is acceptable.

Hope you like it :)

I used
Paper:  From a Snowman pack
Sentiment: Lili of the valley
Trees: Magnolia
Flower from craft box
Leaves: Martha Stewart
Glitter: Viva decor holographic
Coloured in copics
I also used Stickles in Milled lavender, Antique linen, and Faded jeans

Jennie xxx

Friday, 28 October 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge: A sketch

This week the challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmies is a sketch.
So the brief was to follow this sketch

I decided to use glamorous Sophia who is a new stamp by the wonderful Annie Rodrigue.
I was going to use the cheers to you sentiment stamp.  But when I was choosing my paper I noticed one sheet has the slogan " Celebrate the Season" which I thought was appropriate.

Papers are Bo Bunny: Father Christmas
Swirl is Magnolia
Roses and backing card from my craft box.

Hope you like her.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Long time no see: Kenny K Challenge

I do love Kenny K images, but haven't entered a challenge like since forever.  As I was using my images a lot this week I thought I'd take a shot at the challenge.

This week the challenge over at Kenny K Krafty Girlz is

A real easy challenge for you this time round.........AUTUMNAL reds, oranges, greens, browns, yellow..........a lovely mix of them all.
This is my attempt with Vicki Lee Vicious who I have in rubber.
I coloured her with copics
I masked her and used a Unity stamps Christmas tree.
Papers are DCWV from the Immortal love stack
Sentiment is unknown sorry...

Hope you like it.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge 99: Sparkle and Shine

This weeks challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie's blogspot is
SPARKLE AND/OR SHINE!!  So make sure there's something sparkly or shiny on your could be glitter or rhinestones, crystal lacquer or metal!!  Sparkle and shine it up!!
I have been itching to try out my one and only KK Christmas stamp Elysia (redundancy sucks), and decided to go for a muted classy look.

I used an ivory gold dust card with a snow embossing folder.  I love this snow folder, as I think it is a great night sky too.

I coloured her with copics, and paper pieces her wings and horn with gold card.

I used Nestabilities labels 22 to create the shape of the image, and sentiment.  Then edged it with antique linen distress ink around the edges to make it stand out a bit more.

My sparkle is in the form of star shaped gems, and teeny crystals

The sentiment is by Penny black

Hope you like it.


Sunday, 2 October 2011

Kraftin' Kimmies Challenge 98: Paper piecing

This week the challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmies challenge blog is
to use paper piecing somewhere on your creations!!!  I LOVE paper piecing!  Hope you do too!!  We'd love to see how you use it with our stamps, so if you join our challenge this week, you could be the random winner of the stamp featured on Nicole's gorgeous card!
I just love paper piecing, so many of Kimmie's stamps lend themselves beautifully to it.  On this occasion I decided to use Lavender the Quilter.  Many of my family members are quilters, so I thought I'd get ahead and make a holiday card.

I took a 6 x 6" card and die cut an aperture using Nestabilities labels 22.  I stamped Lavender onto the cut out piece and coloured her with copics.  I use My minds eye papers from Jolly Holly collection to paper piece, and to add a background.  I like these papers they have a real touch of nostalgia.

I buffed tea dye distress ink around the aperture, and the edge of the cut out.  Looking back I wish I had used a different colour.  Never mind eh.
The sentiment is by Whimsy stamps, the ribbon, and thimble charm were from my craft cupboard.

Hope you like it.


Thursday, 29 September 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge 97 - Pam's Sketch!!

This week the challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie's is a sketch.
This is it

I am very new to sketches, so hope my interpretation is OK

I used
Papers are from Basic Grey: Hello Luscious  (I love this pad)
The "Thank you" sentiment is from Lilli of the Valley
The "Prince Charming" sentiment is from the Magical wishes sentiment set by AmyR stamps

I love to use this sentiment with Lillith :)

Jennie xxx

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Bombshell Blog Hop : Holiday Hoopla

This month the theme for the Bombshell blog hop is
Many of our major holidays are just around the corner. I think we all know what my favorite holiday is (Halloweenie! :twisted: )...but what's yours? My challenge to you is to make a Bombshell project for your favorite holiday. Bonus points if you make a decoration!!! Use any holiday you want and create something that's going to make us want to celebrate!!!
My favourite holiday is probably Christmas, so I decided to create my first ever Bombshell Christmas card :)

I used Man's ruin who is fast becoming my favourite.
I coloured her with copics.
The snowflakes are the one the edge Tim Holtz die, tarted up with stickles, and holo glitter
The paper was from my stash, not sure of the brand sorry.

The sentiment was a freebie of unknown origin.

Hope you like her.

Jennie x

Here's your hoppity hop hoppin' list.
You should be coming to me from the marvellously talented Kelli
If you aren't, then you are a cheeky minx!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Kraftin Kimmie Challenge: Christmas in September

I'm back after a lovely holiday, ready to start preparing for Christmas
This week over at Kraftin' Kimmies Challenge blog the challenge is

 We are in a holiday mood, she's made the theme this week 'Christmas in September'!!  So pull out your Christmas and holiday stamps and start deckin' those halls!!
Well problem one, I don't have any Seasonal Kimmie stamps (:( and have just been made redundant, so had to get creative.

I decided to use Charlotte.  I stamped her, then made a mask and stamped a Christmas tree behind her.  Added some holly and berries, and Ta-Dah.  Christmassy card :)

I coloured Charlotte with copics
Paper was a freebie from a magazine
Christmas tree is from Unity stamps
Holly die is from Marianne Designs
Glitter pens are from Viva Decor
Sentiment from my cupboard

I hope you like her.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge week #164

This week the challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge is
Touchy Feely!

That's right, we'd like to see lots of texture on your cards, it could be embossing, textured glitters, felt etc, the only RULE being that you use at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE, SENTIMENT or STICKEROO, 
I just got a new stamp, so thought this was the perfect opportunity to test her out.

I used
PB Stamp: Primp
Coloured with Copics
Paper Material Girl
Top paper pearlised card with rose embossing
Glossy accents on mirror and bottle
Viva decor glitter pen around sentiment, bow, and curler pins
Sentiment by Lili of the valley

Hope you like it

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #91 A recipe

Well it's no secret how much I love Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, especially the Annie Rodrigue designs.

I finally managed to get hold of  Drucilla this week.  She has been high on my list for ages, and always seemed to be out of stock here in the UK.  But *woot* I have her now.

I of course decided to use her in this weeks challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmies blog is

This week our hostess is Tracy and she has a recipe for us! On your creations please include: 1 flower, 1 ribbon, 1 piece of chipboard! Think you can handle it!? What a fun challenge! 
I added the sentiment, from my hand to your heart as she is about to stick a pin into the heart of her Voodoo doll, lol.
Paper is My minds eye
Image coloured with copics
Ribbon and flower were from my craft drawer
Chip board Dragonfly is from Make it Crafty

Hope you like her :)

Jennie x

Monday, 8 August 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #90 Distressed

This week over at kraftin' kimmies blogspot the challenge is
 To DISTRESS your creations! So ink it up, rough it up, rip it up.....just make sure it's good and distressed!! 
Well I just love distressing so LOVED this challenge.  I have had a yearning to do a darker version of Cinderella for a while.  So I dug out my favourite papers Immortal love by DCWV.

I coloured her with Copics, and paper pieced the skirt, then added glitter.   I also added a Bat across the moon and glittered that up too ;)  The Bat was from the Batty Princess stamp set

I added the sentiment Kick up your Heels, and have a Happy Birthday.  

I did my distressing with scissors, sandpaper, a paper distressing tool, and good old ripping. 

I'm gutted at the pictures, the colours were really rich, but my day lamp washed it out. 

Hope you like it

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge week 162

Welcome to my little blog.
This week the challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge is

and if you are wondering what on earth I am on about....let me explain.
we would like you to use your Penny Black stamps to create a background...
so time to get your thinking caps on and get creative....
Well I don't have many PB stamps that I thought would fit the bill so I had to put my thinking cap on.

I decided to spritz a sheet of card with Tattered Angels crushed seashell mist, and stamp the first part of the
"Another 365 days trip around the sun" stamp as a watermark type effect.  It didn't go quite as well as I hoped, but it looked passable.  I think I would use a different shade of ink if I tried it again.

Stamp used is Two's company.  My current favourite :)
Paper is Basic Grey hopscotch
Sentiments are by Whimsy stamps
Ribbon is Oloroso from "The Ribbon Girl"

Hope you like it :)

Jennie x

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #89: No embellishments

Thanks for dropping by.
This week the challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmies blog is
She wants you to create a project with NO embellishments!! That means no flowers, no brads, no ribbon, twine, buttons etc. You can use punches and you can sew on your designs, but that's about it. Try to keep it simple!
I decided to give it a shot.  I think I stayed within the guidelines.
I was feeling in a fairy mood so used Rosabelle,
 then masked Make it Crafty Daffodill Dell over the top.
I coloured both with copics.

Paper including sentiment was Prima Madeline which is one of my favourites.
 Lovely rich reds, olive greens etc  Spicy :)

I cut into the paper around a floral detail, and slotted my image inside.  I thought it was a shame to cover it, tee hee!

Butterflies were made with a Martha Stewart punch

Hope you like it.