Monday, 23 April 2018

New Beginnings

Morning..  It's release day over at Lili Of The Valley and the theme for the release is New Beginnings.  As you are aware, LOTV stopped selling Rubber Stamps last month to concentrate on Digi Stamps and this is the first official release.  I have 3 cards to show you over the next couple of weeks and this is the first one using Clouds!

I printed off the image ensuring that I had sized it to fit the majority of a 4 1/4 by 5 1/5 note card and then coloured it in with copic markers in fairly bright colours.  I then drew a pencil line where I wanted the image to hang over the edge and using my craft knife I cut in between the images and then fussy cut around the overhang.

This is then mounted over a strip of Doodle bug DSP from Kraft In Colour pack.  The sentiment was stamped on a scrap on Neenah using the Stampin Up Labeler Alphabet and cut out and placed over the edge.

I have used this weeks CAS(e) this Sketch #268 as inspiration.  I hope you like how I have used the sketch.

I was lucky enough to win last weeks CAS(e) this sketch.  It's one of my favourite challenges and a staple when I craft so check it out if you have never taken part.

I borrowed my friends Photo-board to take these pics to see if I liked them.  I love the effect I placed an order so will be able to use them soon. If you want to have a look click on my referral code HERE

I had a fabulous day yesterday in Brighouse on my Copic 4 colouring class with the amazing Faye Wynn-Jones. If you have never tried one of the classes check them out HERE.  Its so much fun to spend time with crafty friends, so a little shopping with Tracy from Dies to Die For  and spend the day colouring.

Hope you have a lovely Monday

Jen xx

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Youre Amazing

Morning... So I am still wading through the box of bits as I make cards and I found this panel from a Stampin Up set that I'd not made anything with. I made it into a little card to send along with a surprise package.

All I had to do for this quick kit card was stamp the sentiment, add a little sparkle and cut the panel on an angle to fit the pre-made card blank.

Although I realise I took the photo of the card the wrong way up.. oops!

Just a quick visit from me today... have a lovely Sunday!

Jen xx

Friday, 20 April 2018

Thinking Of You

Hello... So I have a box full of bits and bobs that are either stamps, left over or cards I had started to make and then didn't really feel the mojo on them...

I decided to challenge myself to empty that box, and after a quick sort out (sorry some of it did end up in the recycling) I thought I would make a few cards from it.  Today I have the first of those cards using a bit of designer paper that was in the box.

I added the strips of DSP to the top and bottom of a card blank and then added a simple sentiment from an old Stampin Up set - Time of the Year.  This was a hostess set back in 2016-17 that I had simply not used.  I really loved the bold sentiment. I added a pierced edge to the panel and then used used foam tape to add it to the card blank.

I don't know about you lot, but I seem to be scared of using DSP on my card as some of it is just too pretty... That's probably why I have far too much.

Hope you all have a fabulous Friday

Jen x. 

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Woof Woof

Hey Y'all..... Happy Wednesday.... I'm trying to get back on track with being back home at the moment and handing over my old role to the team so it's a little crazy at the moment but I had to share this little card with you today using the Mama Elephants The Dog's Woof

I really love this style of stamp sets from Mama Elephant and wanted to keep it as the main focus of the card whilst it remaining clean and simple. I coloured in the dogs with copics adding just a splash of colour.  The panel is mounted onto kraft card stock and a strip of black ribbon finishes it off.

I have started taking photos of everything I will be selling over the next couple of weeks and will be adding them to a couple of Facebook groups plus my Facebook selling page which you can find HERE

There is a lot of items to be added so if you join the group i'll be adding them over the weekend.

Hope you have a fabulous Wednesday ...

Jen xxx

Monday, 16 April 2018

How Many Candles?

Happy Monday everyone.... I thought I would start up CAS Mondays with LOTV and start sharing this every week with you... As some of you may know, LOTV have stopped selling rubber stamps for a few months but will still have the digi and simply prints.

CAS Mondays with LOTV will be a mix of old and new images as I try and get the most out of my craft stash and try and share new ideas to use those older forgotten about images.

For this week I have used one of the newer images from last year, Candles.  This cute little bear surrounded by a wall of candles is definitely a favourite. It helps he looks just a little bit like James the Bear. 

I had so much colouring him in that I did three colour ways..... The first is my favourite but I do love the pink and blue versions as well!

I coloured in the images using my copics and then added a simple happy birthday from Clearly Besotted Stamps.  The Panels are cut out using my pierced rectangle dies from Avery Elle (My current fave).

The panels are then mounted on Smoky Slate card stock from Stampin Up where I have used funky fun foam to ensure they do not get squashed in the mail...

Here are the two other colour ways...

That's all from me today.. I'll be back later in the week... Hope you have a fabulous Monday...

Jen xx

Sunday, 15 April 2018

The Dragon & The Fox

Morning ... I thought I would join in with a challenge this week to try and get back into things so I went to one of my favourite inspirational places.. CAS(e) This Sketch.  I had already coloured in this cute little dragon from Mama Elephant so just needed an idea to use him... and how cute is this little fox...

I created a background on Neenah 110lb card stock with broken glass distress oxide and then used the stitched squares from Simon Says Stamp to create a Polaroid frame to sit in front of the back ground. This has been textured with the linen plate from Papertrey Ink.  I added some grass with SU Lemon Lime Twist card stock and the clouds are a really old memory box cloud die.

The dragon and fox are coloured in with copic markers and then mounted using foam tape over the back ground. The card is finished off with a simple sentiment from Clearly Besotted stamps.

I used the sketch from CAS(e) This Sketch #267 for some inspiration.

I am trying to make cards that are still clean and simple but have just a little bit more content on them and a sketch is a great way to help me do this.

Hope you all have a fabulous Sunday.. I'll be back soon

Jen xx

Friday, 13 April 2018

Panda Loves You

Morning... Hope you are all having a lovely week.. I'm def glad it's Friday, but it has been a long week with a transatlantic flight and trying to catch up after 5 weeks away from home.

I was suppose to have a weekend full of music ahead of me but the 5 day delay in coming back from USA plus work travel next weeks means something had to give and that was my trip to Glasgow.

I thought I would share this quick card with you that I made using Party Pandas from this years Stampin Up Sale-a-bration.

I stamped up one of the Pandas using Versafine Clair black ink and fussy cut the little guy out. A sentiment from the set is stamped on a square and set this behind a MFT Stitched Square Frame cut out of Real Red SU cardstock.
For the background I used the Quilted Stitched Pattern die from Lil' Inkers and neenah solar white card stock.  The card is then mounted onto a Real Red card base.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your Friday.  I'll be back soon

Jen xx