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Friday, 29 June 2018

Better late than never!!

Good morning all

So where have I been?    Life just catches up sometimes and this last year seems to have flown by.
This post is a few cards I've made recently for birthdays and fathers day.

Sheena Douglass  - Remember when stencils and stamps

Backing paper from my stash and letters dies cut from music backing paper and black card

Sheena Douglass  - Remember when stencils and stamps

Topper from my stash and backing paper stamped with  a free stamp

Tim Holtz crazy bird stamps and dies

Topper and backing paper from my stash

Donna Ratcliff's Floral music stamps

Monday, 21 May 2018

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Foamiran Roses

Good afternoon all

Following on from my last post with the rose tutorial, here is a finished project with the flowers made from foamiran which is a fine (0.6mm) foam which can be gently heated and shaped and is very lightweight, you can also colour it and stamp on it.

The only box I had was a pizza style box which I also painted and stencilled

Thanks for visiting, see you next time

Jenny x

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Making Roses tutorial

Making paper Roses using

Sheena Douglass’s Perfect Partners

Rose die and Stamps

I wanted to make some paper roses and it’s ages since I have made any so thought I would do a little tutorial for them.  This is just my way of making them, there are lots of others out there.


100gsm copy paper

Distress or Oxide distress inks

Sheena – Rose die and stamps

Aqua Tints – Yellow light and dark and old gold

Wet glue

Ball  and quilling tool




I die cut 3 layers for each of my 5 roses and and 2 extra layers for my finishing petals and 2 sets of leaves for each rose.  3 colours of aqua tints onto my craft mat and sprayed with water and dipped the flowers into the ink, then using oxide wild honey I inked my stamp on the mat and lined up the Rose petals.   The paper can be delicate when wet but once dried really firms up.

The Leaves were die cut and 3 colours of the green oxide inks dabbed onto the craft sheet and sprayed with water and coloured each side   The leaves can be delicate when wet but even if they come apart can still be used.  The leaf stamp was again inked on my mat with distress oxide peeled paint and spruce and the leaves inked.

The leaves and petals were dried with my heat gun and then I shaped the Rose petals with a ball tool and used a quilling tool to run down the vein lines on the back of the leaves to give some shape

The first 2 sets of petals are kept as a whole and shaped, the 3rd set are cut part way across one petal and cut into the centre a little way. I then took one of the petals and brought it over the half petal which has a little wet glue on it to make a 4 petal flower.  When dry I shape the petals with a ball tool and curled the edges back with a quilling tool.

Cut part of a petal off and cut a slit into the centre next to the petal,
then overlap a full petal over the cut one and glue
The first 2 full sets are put together with a dab of wet glue in the centre, turning the 2nd set of leaves to sit over the gap in between the petals of the first set.

Using a quilling tool I took each of the ½ cut petals and rolled them into the centre and secured with a dab of glue.  The extra set of petals were cut off and the tops curled and added to either side of the central bud and then glued into the centre of the petal sets .  You may need to cut a little of the bottom of the bud set in order for them to sit neatly inside.

I hope this tutorial is useful for you and will be making some Foamiran flowers next
Thank you for visiting, see you next time
Jenny x

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Mini Makes

Good Afternoon all

After being used to making larger cards for Sheena Douglass DT team, I decided to make some mini 4" cards.  There is a fabulous blog hosted by Jules  She has template layouts that she is happy for people to use and seeing as I found 100 x 4" card blanks and envelopes I thought I would work my way through them.

These are the first few I have done using Sara Davies just for men paper pads and stamps, as well as paper from my stash and scraps (and there are 100's of them!).  I used Sheena Douglas stamps and a couple of others from my stash and magazine stamps.  I had great fun making these and there are many more to come!

Thank you for visiting, hope to see you again soon xx 

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Donna Ratcliffe's fabulous new stamps

Good Afternoon all

Donna's new stamps are brilliant and it would have been rude not to have a play.  All the backgrounds are from my inky stash

A brusho background, stamped in versafine and coloured with distress oxide inks

Oxide inks on the background, stamped with versafine and embossed and gel pens to add colour to the butterflies

The background is a stamp from Sheena's "something in the air" stamps and embossed in white, all stamped and coloured with oxide inks.

I painted some gesso on my craft mat and pressed the card into it and pulled it up which gave it texture and dropped brusho's on and sprayed wit a little water so it ran into the texture and then stamped with versafine and embossed. The butterflies are also stamped and embossed and the sentiment was stamped in copper on black card. 
Thank you for visiting and see you next time xx

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Alchemy Samples

Time flies, its been a busy couple of months, so time to catch up.  
Here are my Alchemy samples for Sheena Douglass

Background made with Pebeo Deco Crème paints
and the professor stamped and painted and cut out
 along with the light bulb and added to the card.

The create a flower wall stencil was used with the concrete paste, Pebeo Deco Crème paints and gilding wax.  The bottles were die cut and texture added with a Sheena dotty stencil and the deco paints seed beads added with the deco gold paint 

Back ground using Pebeo Deco paints and the hand and eye cut from craft card and stamped and embossed and the sentiments added.

A kraft note book, I took the spine off so I could decorate it more easily, the books, scales and leaves were die cut in black and stamped and embossed, the leaves and corner stamps were embossed around the edge.  Once I stuck everything to the card I used black gesso and added gilding waxes

The note book back done in the same way as above
with the stamped and embossed sentiment

Crème deco paints in the back ground and the corner stamp embossed in
 black with versafine added to the edges and embossed. 
 I used one of Sheena's splodge stamps with gold embossing
 to look as if the test tubes were spitting out their contents and added embossed sentiments

I love this image it reminds me of our chief Inkoid Donna!!!
I stamped the books and used the Pebeo masking gum before stamping
again and the professoress behind.  I used frantage embossing
 powder around the edge and splattered on the background before adding the sentiments

A good excuse to scrape paint onto a canvas with the deco crème paints
and used one of the create a flower and 60's stencils to add some texture.
The die cuts were stamped and embossed and highlighted with
gilding wax and added to the canvas.  I used glossy accents in the magnifying glass.

Tried to do a clean and simple one, not my forte being a messy crafter!!
Stamping, embossing and a little colour.

My 3D project,   I had soooooo much fun making this!
An mdf board on a base, painted with the deco crème paint and the create a flower wall stencil used with concrete paste, leaving out a section where the bunsen burner is.  Gilding flakes used on the wall to make it look burnt by the flame and all the pieces coloured and layered, and a table made out of a piece of scrap embossed card.  Micro beads were added to the spillage to give texture

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have enjoyed looking at my makes
See you next time x