Friday, 2 December 2011

Having a play!

Been experimenting with distress inks, stamps, cosmic shimmer, chipboard and UTEE embossing powder and here are the results! To make the tags I stamped them using a background stamp and used the same colour distress ink to ink the edges. Then I stamped the main image in the middle of the tag and rubbed cosmic shimmer over the top of the tag with my finger. I gave a little spritz of water to fix the powder. I used my ink pad to ink around the edges.

I started with a blank chipboard shape from papermania and covered with a perfect medium clear inkpad. I then covered with either gold embossing powder or extra thick white powder. Once heated with my heat gun I allowed to cool then with the white powder I repeated this 3 times to create a thick covering. To make the tree I used a combination of white and gold powder.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Colouring in!

Have had a play with my blank Kanban toppers and had a theraputic colouring in session this evening! I used my Pro Markers on the foiled blank toppers. There's nothing like a bit of colouring in! Pictures to follow :-)

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Christmas is coming!

These were all made using a Kanban kit. In the kit there are foiled blanks and foiled toppers. I've added a touch of ribbon and stuck some of the images on using 3D foam. In the kit there are also white foiled toppers for you to colourise. They are on the list for the next play session!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Another 50th Birthday!

There seems to be a run on 50th Birthdays recently! This is a card the girls at work asked me to make for our friend and work collegue Heather. She likes purple and butterflies. I started with a scalloped base card which I really love using at the moment. I cut a piece of purple card to size and then cut a slightly smaller piece of purple glitter acetate (Kanban). I attached these together using white flower brads from paperchase. I then used a strip of the purple card with white ribbon over and wound these round the panel. I stuck the panel to the base card using double sided tape. I used a scalloped and circle punch to create the half moon shape which I then stuck the peel off numbers to. The bottle top was made by adding a beaded flower and filling with glossy accents and allowing to dry. The butterflies are white peel offs which I stuck onto patterned paper and cut round. These were attached using 3D foam to make them stand out. Using the peel off waste I punched out some white flowers to add into the corners to match the brads.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

50th Birthday

This is a card I made for a lady who asked me to make a card to give to her twin sister on their 50th Bithday next weekend. I used polka dot paper from the Kanban Cambridge collection, card to matt and layer the images from my stash, along with the glitter sticker and gems. The die cut champagne bottles were found on ebay. I layered up the paper and once I was happy with the design I stuck the backing paper and card down. I used a quickie glue pen and silver glitter to make a 5 and 0 on each bottle. The greeting was printed from my PC and cut out with a circle punch and then backed with a scalopped punch. The champagne bottles are attached with 3D foam. The ribbon and gems add finishing accents. Congratulations to the 2 ladies on their special birthday!

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Must blog more!

I always seem to say this but now that I am working towards a cetificate in papercrafting I must add to this blog as well as my facebook page. This will provide evidence for module 2 which demonstrates your continued professional development in papercrafting.

These candles are a recent project. I stamped the images onto very thin baking parchment and coloured them in using pro markers. I cut round them and lightly adhered them to the candle. Using my heatgun I gently heated them until the wax began to melt and then the paper adheres itself to the candle. I sold 2 of them at an event last weekend!

Sunday, 12 June 2011


Yesterday I recieved a lovely letter and ATC swaps from my crafty pal Mary who asked if I still had this blog. The answer is yes Mary and you have prompted me to make a post on it! I wasn't sure if anyone still looked at it as I tend to be more devoted to Facebook where I have set up a business page called 'Cards By Mrs I.' Joanne I must too write to you with some swaps. xx

Last weekend was fab as I went to Peterborough to attend Leonie's first workshop there. I met some lovely friendly crafters and learn't lot's of new things. It has encourgaed me to look at my stash in a different way and try out new things which are out of my comfort zone.

So the theory is if I can update my facebook page with piccies then I can do my blog at the same time! That should be easy to remember but as for twitter - that's something I am still getting to grips with!

Piccie - Leonie, me and Andrea (C&C's magic hands!)

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Crafting of a different kind!

My little boy was facinated with my gingerbread house and wanted to sit and watch the walls set before I put the roof on. When it was finished he put his arm around me and said 'Mummy it's lovely!' Happy New Year everyone!