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Sunday, 23 April 2017

A Wiz of a Guy



Happy Sunday Everyone how’s your weekend going. We have Birthday celebrations under way as its Amy’s Birthday on Tuesday I can’t believe how fast the time has gone 25 years ago she was a little bundle of joy and now she has grown into a beautiful young woman.
Anyway I have a card to share to today. I don’t know if you remember (those that follow me on FB) I did a WIP of this guy a few weeks ago, I was asked what I what going to do with it once it was complete would I be making it into a Birthday card. I said more than likely yes so someone said could I have it for someone I know. (No pressure then to make a spot on card)

Anyway this is what I came up with the card is 8x8” and the papers are from Pixel scrapper and have been distressed and inked with DI. I added some cheese cloth to give some texture.

The image was coloured with polychromo pencils,  then I  used some pale greys to create the background I was so nervous not to cock the background up after all that colouring (Don’t know why but I really love colouring this chappy)
To embellish the card I did what I love to do and made them from scratch
The scroll opens up and has a spell on it I made it but printing off the spell then aging the paper I got a skewer stick and cut lengths off to make the handles (or whatever you call then) then added some craft wire to the ends and then painted with gold/bronze ink , I glued the paper in place then rolled it down, I add some thread to the back so that when it is fully rolled it can be tied (but can still be opened).
  Then I made the book I got a cover that looked old and printed this off along with a back piece then printed a couple of spells to go in the centre. I aged the pages with Distress inks and then cut out loads of pages sticking them together but leaving the middle pages open then glued into the cover.
Finally it was the magic potion I got a glass bottle added some glossy accent and alcohol inks and glitter and swirled around the bottle let it dry for a bit (it doesn’t dry completely so gives the effect that there is more in than there actually is) and added a tag to the neck .
Last but least I made the insert in my usual way unfortunately I don’t have a picture of the insert as it was on my old PC and I couldn’t retrieve it L. But you have seen how I make my inserts loads of times.
And there you have it I do hope you like it and I will see you very soon with my Birthday card for Amy J










Happy Crafting
Jacki xx

Friday, 21 April 2017

Anything goes using a PD design sheet



Hello my lovely peeps I hope you are all well and have recovered from all the chocolate overload lol. I have to say I was very good honest only 1 Easter egg!
Do you ever feel like you are chasing your tail and getting nowhere I have been feeling like this for a few weeks now, I seem to get something done only for 2 or 3 other things to need doing, I have a lot of decisions to make as well which is causing me a tizz oh what to do for the best oh well.
But on another note as it’s Friday we have another challenge for you over at Polkadoodles  our theme for you guys is as always anything goes but for us DT gals we have a theme to follow this fortnight it’s to use a design sheet.
Now I had my card all designed and printed out knew exactly what I wanted to make and then the lovely Nikky goes and releases the ubber adorable Horace and Boo OMG had to have them of course so then again even more decisions what do I do now do I use the design I have already done or do I use one of the new release DS. Well I have thrown caution to the wind and done both (shock gasp splutter) so yes you now have 2 cards for the price of 1.

For my first card I have used the very cute sticks and bone download using design sheet 1 I printed the paper at 5.5” sq and the topper and tag along with the bones for embellishing. I cut them out and added to my card blank so a very quick and simple card to create. 

For my 2nd card I actually used one of the images from DS 2 then went into the embellishment folder and took then fish bowl and added that to the image them just printed out and 5.5” sq then attached to card so again a really cute card with very little time spent ideal for the last minute cards.

So there you have my 2 cards for today I hope you like them and I will see you soon 
Links you will need to find what is used and where to find us

Happy Crafting
Jacki xx

Friday, 14 April 2017

Anything Goes with Little Miss Muffet



Hello again yesss see I told you I would be back I have my Colour crazy challenge DT head now and I am bringing you my card for this weeks challenge as always the theme is Anything goes and we are so lucky to have a wonderful sponsor this week in the form of Little Miss Muffet I’m sure you are all familiar with these adorably cute stamps if not click on the link at the bottom of this post and it will take over there and you can see for yourself how cute they are

For my card I have made a small 6x6” card kept it pretty clean and simple for a change (easing myself back in gently lol) the image I have used is called swings and Slides wagon  which I have coloured with a mix of polychromo and lyra pencils then masked the image off and used distress inks to do the background.

The papers are from Pixel scrapper and I have distressed the edges and also inked with distress inks. The 2 little strips that look like washi tape are again papers I cut down to make look like washi. 

So there you have my card for this challenge I do hope you like it and I can’t wait to see what you come up with
Links you will need to find what is used and where to find us

Happy Crafting
Jacki xx

Definately not square



Hello my friends well it seems to have been forever since I last posted a card with everything going on with my mother then I make the decision to finally break away from her for good and try to get things back to normal and guess what my blinkig PC dies on what a bummer still the only things I have really lost were some pcs so can’t grumble I had ghad the old one nearly 10 years and it was used every day.
So I have now stepped away from my mother and all the hatred that comes with her and have had a new PC and ironed out all the glitches that came with it (there were quiite a few)so it’s now time to get my crafty head on I have only really made abouyt 3 proper hand made cards since January this year and my mojo has been itching to get started again (She is still in shackles after goin AWOL lasy year bwahhhh)
So what have I got for you today well I have my DT card for the new Polkadoodles challenge (all links ate below at bottom of post) the theme for you lovelies is always anything goes but for the DT gals our theme this challenge is anything but a square. 
For my card I gone for something omplertely different to my usual style o9f card in every way possible and boy oh boy did I enjoy making it it was so much fun.
The card blank is appx 6.5 x 4.5” the beautiful papers are from the Beau Paperie collection. These papers are gorgeous I ut 3 to matt and l.ayer the 2 more to make a large tag.
 Then got the dress from the Winston collection (embellishments ) and the butterflies from the summertime collection cut all out and distressed edges then inked with a mix of DI’s. I then added frantage to the tag.

To make the card up I used a chipboard frame and dressmakers dummy from my stash which I painted with starlight acrylic paints (I love these paints need to add more to my collection) then added some frantage, I made a large shabby bow from organza ribbon, I had a brainwave with this as I wanted a very soft floppy bow and the organza ribbon can be quite stiff, so I cut a length off and wet it under the tap then just rubbed it dry in a clean towel and perfect lovely soft ribbon. I also added some vintage looking lace and a doily I cut in half putting one half at the top and the other at the bottom all from my stash. I added the bow to the tag then added some pink feathers as well (well why not)
 I made the sentiment in MCS while printing off the butterflies and dress and cut out then embossed with holographic powder and a little bit of frantage. The butterflies I embossed the top layer (I printed 3 of each so I could layer them up for dimension) wit holographic powder then made the body from a flower stemen and pearl beads just by threading the beads through the doubled up length of the stemen I think they look so pretty like this.
I added a touch of glitter to the dress then added the fussy bow to the tag to finish off. Hope you like it I think you’ll agree this is anything but a square card. I will see you later with another DT make see I’m like a bus don’t see anything for ages then 2 come in one go



Links you will need to find what is used and where to find us



Happy Crafting
Jacki xx