Thursday, 30 August 2012

Steam Punk

morning peeps

Well I finally back after a really rough fortnight , being poorly but still had to work and attend the shows. Hellingley 'Festival of Transport'  went well considering the dodgy weather, constantly swallowing antiboitics for an Abyss in my jaw and hubby disappearing every five minutes to help start broken down buses!! met lots of lovely people and made a little money to fund the next shopping spree at Biggin hill paperCraft show on  Sunday Sept 2nd.  Here are some Cards for the SteamPunk Group that attended the show ( they arrived in a routemaster bus lol )  I said I would post them, so here they are. Hope you like them....

 The Adventurers hat and books have been decoupaged onto the card then matt and layered onto beautiful industrial patterned paper

This Card has added fabric to the costumes , the gentleman's neckerchief is made from black silk ribbon and her dress petticoat and hat is made from black lace

 This card has been cut out using a spellbinders die and then layered to create a raised definition to the image, I think she is fabulous and would love an outfit like that !! ( I already have the socks !!)

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

New Baby Card

Heres a sweet little card made for a 'special delivery.'  The hands of the clock are set at '5 minutes past 4' as that was the time my youngest daughter decided to enter the world 19 years ago.
I'm hoping if I make enough of these cards my eldest daughter, now 28, will get the hint and maybe supply me with my first grandchild until then I will have to carry on showering our pet pug with all that love and intention that I have stored up inside thou its a real bugger to get him to wear the booties!!!

You will need
14 x14 cm cream card blank
pink, blue and bronze card,
white frilly lace
pastel buttons
paper flowers
pink dew drops
This card was very easy to make , first take some pink card and run through your diecutting machine inside your mystic M-bossibilities folder then cut into two triangles and ink with the fired brick ink pad. Cut your Sizzex Clock die in the blue card x2 and then again in some bronze card you can see the hands and the shape of the clock on the die so you dont have to cut it full size as that would waste a lot of card. cut a small picot egde circle for the centre of the clock face outof pink card. put the two pieces of blue card together and 'top and tail' thenadd the lace. build your clockface and then add buttons for the numbers. mount onto base card and decorate with paper flowers, dewdrops and sentiment.
All items highlighted can be found onthe J and C Creations Website, why not pop over and have a look. xx

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Christmas Gifts to make

Take a note...
Heres an idea for christmas how about giving someone a fabulous notebook for a gift that look's like it cost a fortune but cost you pennies ( you dont tell them that bit)

You will need

Cheap note book
pattern paper
peel-off stickers
gold mirror card
green, bronze and pink card
peel off letters
Step 1
pop into your local supermarket and pick up some cheap note books I paid 99p for this one as it was part of a buy one get one free offer, take it home and cover it with paper or card. I inked this up with my 'Aged Mahogany' distressing ink pad and then covered the front.
step 2
Take a piece of card the same size as the front of your book and matt and layer some patterned paper onto it,, I then went round the outside with a peel off stickers and added my fancy Spellbinders floral oval shape which I had cut from gold mirror card.
Step 3
Using the Sizzix Festive Greenery die I cut loads of foliage out of alsorted paper and inked some up with the Tim holtz 'Aged mahogany' ink pad again I then added a note pad page, which I had also inked. Then some large paper flowers, pearls, gems and a glittered butterfly and a 'with love' sentiment from my crafty stash box.
To finish off, I cut out a banner using my Spellbinders Ribbon banners dies in pale pink card, inked it with the 'Aged Mahogany' distressing ink pad again and stuck on some gold letters to spell out 'notes.'
This is the third notebook I have made, as the first two were Commondeered by friends and relatives so I will be putting this one in a safe place xx
All items highlighted can be found on the J and C Creations Website, why not pop over and have a look

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Say it with flowers.....

Here are a couple of cards I made back in May for the J and C Creations blogsite , they were fun to do as they were small and quiet easy and there is very little colouring involved.

Monochrome daisies

You will need
4’’ white scallop card
Spellbinders Moroccan Dies S5-065
Kanban spring bloom Stamp
Memory box heart flourish Die
Black & white card
Silver mirror card

This little card was fun , after matting and layering some black and silver mirror card I took some white card and stamped the corners with the large stamp from the Kanban spring Blooms Collection. Out with the watercolour pencils to enhance the images ,I then mounted a hearts flourish die-cut ,cut from black cardstock in the centre. Then I created some ‘flower toppers’ from the three small dies from the Spellbinders Moroccan die set. The smallest I cut around the aperture to make the flower centres x3 and layered them. I did the same for the corners but in the reverse colours and fixed them together with tiny colour brads. A few diamond gems to decorate the flowers and its done. I think this would make a nice thank you card or ‘just to say’ card,
hope you like it.

Christening Card

You will need
Wild Rose Studio Cross Clear Stamp
Pink and white card
Spellbinders Moroccan motifs S5-065
M-bossabilities Hearts folder EL-0012
Border peel offs
Paper Roses
Papermania embossing powder
Pink ink pad

This card was a real pleasure to make ,I love embossing images and this cross is a stunner. After matting and layering some pink and lemon card I added embossed white card with the large hearts folder and yes you guessed it the pink ink pad came out again. I then embossed some pink pearlised paper with the same folder and layered that onto the white . The base for the topper was a little more tricky I had to cut 2 large Moroccan dies up to fit under the decorated label ,fitting this took a bit of fiddling around but I got there in the end. The Cross is stamped with versamark and then embossed with silver tinsel embossing powder from Papermania , I Cut this out with the Spellbinders labels twenty Die and then embossed that though my cuttle bug and tinted with a pink ink pad. I then coloured in the image with pastel pro markers . Finished with some paper roses, some corner peel-offs and a Sentiment . A nice card to grace any mantelpiece that would easily double up for Easter or even a sympathy card if you changed the colours

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Garden plaque

Sometimes it nice to step outside the 'box' so to speak and into the garden here's something different I tried out today , a way of using up scrap glitters and creating something nice for your home

Items used 
Stampdenous embossing enamel powders (aqua, ivory and rose)
Stampdendous crushed glass glitter ( steel blue and fresh green)
Gold embossing powder
cream, green and black card
kanban clock toppers

I found if you mix your Stampendous embossing enamels Stampdendous crushed glass glitter and Stampdendous mica fragments with some thick embossing powder , you can reproduce something that resembles stone/concrete. don't be frightened to get in a mess and experiment , if you're doing it right you should end up with a gruesome looking mixture but when its melted onto a frame it looks the business. I added some gold embossing powder to the finished frame to get it a little sparkle. this is a good way of using up old bits of glitter and embossing powders 

First take a cheap pine frame this is one from ikea comes in a set of 3 for 99p,     give it a generous coat of 'stick and spray' and then dip in your 'mix'. melt with your heat gun and leave to rest , repeat a few times till you feel you have a thick and believable look. I added some Stampdendous mica fragments to the mix they do one which looks like fish scales and it works tremulously well in this case. Then tint with some gold embossing powder. hopefully before you know it, you will have the whole frame covered in 'mock stone '. Don't forget to do the sides as well as if you don't, that will give the game away that it's actually made of wood!!!!!

Take some cream card and emboss this through your cuttle bug, using the M-bossibililies folder 'Regal'. Ink all over with Tim holts 'peeled paint' green ink pad and a gold ink pad on the high spots and cover with clear embossing powder .  Heat till powder is totally melted and then add a light dusting of gold embossing powder,  heat again. mount this onto black card and glue onto frame . you will need to coat everything paper totally with an embossing powder if you plan to put this in the garden at any time as it will not be waterproof otherwise and may turn to papermach'e in the next rain shower, mine will go on a wall inside by my patio doors, better to be safe than sorry !!

Build your clock now, I used a Kanban clock face from a set I had and used a small picot edged spellbinders shape to cut out the middle section of the clock face  then using another kanban clock face for the centre I put the three pieces together. The hands of the clock were cut from the sizzix clock and the brad in the centre was from some paper candy dots I had in my crafty stash.

Once you have constructed your clock, mount it onto a a spellbinders large oval die-cut shape cut from grey pearlised card stock and place to one side on your plaque.

I printed off a Sentiment from the
pc which matched the feel of the project it isn't a famous quote to my knowledge just my opinion of how to spend time... This was then mounted onto black card and added to the plaque

The butterflies were cut out using a  marianne butterfly die its quiet a old one and but comes out a lot as it is so versatile, there are many butterfly dies that would do the same as this one. I cut out four in a light green card and then embossed them and inked through the die with the 'peeled paint' green ink pad before releasing the card . this gives it that  two tone green look.
When this was done, I covered them in embossing powder, melted them and glued two together to create a 3d butterfly, then I added a few beads of white liquid pearl down the middle of their backs to create their bodies when that was dry they could then be mounted in the corners of the plaque as extra embellishments to finish it off .
This is my first ever wall plaque and though it isn't weather proof enough to go outside I still think it turned out ok , and if that conservatory hubbie's promised me ever gets built, it will make a nice addition to it, till then it will take pride of place by my back door in my dining room
hope you like it ,

Tracey xx