Saturday, 30 October 2010

card for a man

This card is made using a Tim Holtz embossing folder and distress inks; weathered wood, antique linen and walnut stain.
I copper embossed most of is except for the wording which is black and copper sprinkled together. Its very difficult to show the embossing in a photo as its really shiny.
I am entering this card into the Stampman challenge #8 - cards for men
and also The creative cottage challenge #26 - embossing (there is lots on my card both dry and heat) And Challenge up your life #30 - Easel Card

Vintage Style Christmas Card

Hi everyone,
This is my second Christmas card. I am entering this into Annonyme Scrappere Challenge #9. The challenge is to make a Christmas card without any red on it.
Thanks for looking
Jolanda x

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

My first Christmas card of this year!

I have finally got round to making some Christmas cards! I know I'd better get my skates on!!
the background paper is made from lining paper, I scrunched it up and stamped and white embossed the snowflakes. This acted as a resist when I put on Tumbled Glass and Tea Dye Distress inks.
The beautiful angels are a free image on the Internet. I put a little bit of glitter on their necklaces. The flower was inked and stamped and then cut out.
I am entering this in
Jolanda x

Extreme Masking - Challenge #19

Happy Wednesday to you all!
Studio L3 have another exciting challenge from the Compendium of Curiosities challenge; this time extreme masking. I won't tell you what this is exactly cos its in Tim Holtz's book!
I bought the book and I think it has changed my style of crafting! (for the better I hope! :)). The book is so full of wonderful ideas.
I used Distress inks to colour the background - barn door, peeled paint and walnut stain on a yellow tag.
For the extreme masking I cuttlebugged a 'ornament' shape and used this as a mask. Inside the shape I stamped wording from a Tim Holtz stamp. The stamp stamp is a See D's one.
The lady is from a free image on the Internet somewhere - I think it may have been Art-e-zine.
Thanks for looking
Jolanda x

Saturday, 23 October 2010

dabber resist

Hi everyone, here is my latest entry for the Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities Competition. This time you need to turn to page 37 and use the dabber resist technique.

I used a Tim Holtz stamped and used yellow to do this technique (read the book for the exact technique) The blob on the heart is melted wax!
Thanks for looking
Jolanda x

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Make your own stamps!

Hi, everyone - hope you are having a good Sunday
I wanted to show you a stamp I made. I have seen so many nice birdcage stamps around and thought I would have a go at making my own.
In the local pound shop I found a set of four rubbers - 2 big and 2 small - Perfect!
I drew out my design using a soft pencil and then turned it over on top of the rubber, rubbed and transferred the design onto it.
Cutting it out with a lino tool requires a little patience but I think this only took me about 20 minutes.
I stamped the birdcage and embossed it with a cosmic shimmer embossing powder.
To stamp the birds inside I cut a mask for the outside and stamped through this so none of the bird stamp shows outside the cage.

Thanks for visiting my blog


Saturday, 16 October 2010

Halloween Tag

Happy Saturday everyone!
This morning the postman brought me a present!! (that I bought for myself). Some distress embossing powder and the halloween and poison embossing folders. I couldn't wait to try them out.
This tag is made using the halloween embossing folder (Tim Holtz of course!!)
I stamped the spider and dark red embossed his back - he is lovely and shiny but it doesn't show in the photo.
Halloween is a very popular theme for challenges this week
I am entering this into the following:
Wow!!! I have 10 followers now!! :) Thank you for supporting me
Thanks for looking at my blog
Jolanda x

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Recycled art!!

This door hanger is made from recycled materials that I had lying around. The base is corrugated cardboard - I just stripped off some of the top layer and inked it.
The frame and die cut swirls are cereal box card.
The photo - a leftover from pyramage - the image is a free one from the Internet somewhere.
The flowers and butterflies from handmade paper remnants and pieces of scrap paper.
Some years ago I made a wedding dress for a friend and the pearl trim is leftover from that (I knew it would come in useful one day!).

I must say I am very pleased with this effort! I love shabby chic but feel I have never quite made it.

I am entering this into the Our Vintage Affair Challenge blog - their October challenge is to make a door hanger. Visit their site if you haven't already, its stunning.
Also Totally Gorjuss are having an unsquare challenge and Polka Doodles are having a make your own embellishments challenge
Craftalicious have an anything goes challenge.

I have also just found a great blog - Three Muses who are having a vintage challenge.

I would also like to say a big thank you to my followers - I now have 8, it feels really good :D.

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x

Sunday, 10 October 2010

another spooky tag 666

Hi everyone,
Simon Says Stamp and Show have a challenge to use numbers. As I have seen so much scary halloween crafty stuff made recently, I decided something scary would be good.
There are numbers all over the tag and embossed in the bottom righthand corner are the numbers 666.
The stamps of the ladies and the children (hiding in the background) are Tim Holtz stamps.
I used distress inks in weathered wood and Walnut stain.
Thanks for looking
I am also entering this into the secretcrafter saturday challenge - distressing
Jolanda x

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Lunch at the Thai restaurant

Hi again,
Today we had lunch at the local Thai restaurant. The food is so delicious and beautifully presented I have to take my camera every time I visit. The carved flowers are fantastic.

This time carrot butterflies!!

Hope you don't feel too hungry after looking at this!!

Bye for now
Jolanda x

slightly spooky Autumn Tag

High everyone, I made this tag for the Kard Krazy Tuesday Tag challenge. The theme of this is pumpkins.
The lady and cross are hand carved from erasers.
I am also entering this into Gingersnap creations gothic challenge. I think the church is quite gothicy and the lady and cross quite scary.
And the stampin for the weekend challenge which is to use the colours of Autumn.
And the stampman challenge site which again is to use Autumn as inspiration.
Thanks for looking
Jolanda x

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Easel Card

Hi everyone, I made my daughter an easel card for her birthday. I love making them as they are so easy and very effective.
I wanted to remind myself about summer ........ or the summer we might have had!? The icecream colours are lovely.
I stamped the girl and paper pieced the pieces.
The apple I embossed with red glitter.
The technique for cutting the shaped card is from a past issue of craftstamper magazine using spellbinders dies - very easy
I am entering this card into an easel card challenge on the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge site
and also Stamp Something - something to celebrate
and stamp, scrap and doodle - anything goes
Thanks for looking and all the nice comments you send me.
Jolanda x