Monday, 22 October 2012

Autumn Thank you card

I have made this card for the less is more Autumn challenge and also for the CAS-ual Fridays over the edge challenge.

I used a free stamp from craft stamper magazine to make the leaves and embossed them in different colours.
The very large brad is from an old handbag that was going in the bin, so I pulled bits off it (well I am a crafter! these bits will come in useful one day!)

We Love Molly Coggles!

From Screen to Scrap's inspirational poster this month is from the film 'a tree grows in Brooklyn'
The criteria to be used were to include a tree, some leaves and use a black and white photo.
This photo is of one of our guinea pigs - Molly Coggles!
As Molly is a ginger pig browns on the page were the only way to go.
I used a svg cut for the tree and also cut out the title on my cricut.

I also used a sketch from Sketchbook 365 to make a start on this layout.
Thanks for visiting
Jolanda x

Sunday, 21 October 2012

The Last Days of the Girly Gang

Good Morning everyone!
Here its raining so a perfect day for some crafting... after the housework, washing and cooking :(
I'll just make sure I do the minimum so I have plenty of time to craft :)

 This layout is of my daughter and her friends, taken at the middle school prom.  These girls stuck together like glue! until they went off to high school and made new friends and drifted into new girly gangs!
The original photo was taken with a horrible orange background and really didn't go with the girls' dresses at all, so I cut it away.
I used a brass stencil for the background and inked it with distress inks and brushed over perfect pearls powders for a lovely shimmery girly effect.
I made the flower on the right using lining paper, inked this and powdered it too.

Thanks very much for visiting me!

Jolanda x

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Butterfly stamped card

This is my second offering for today.
 I inked and stamped some cheap photo paper - the stars and butterfly are free stamps from Craft Stamper magazine.
I painted the butterfly with perfect pearls and clear embossed over the top.
I have found a new challenge site called Tuesday Alchemy and they are having an anything goes challenge.  The stampman have changed their challenges to once a month and their challenge is Birds, Butterflies and Bees.
Top Tip Tuesday allow up to 3 entries for their challenge so I would like to enter this one in their Things with Wings challenge.
Thank you so much for visiting and I do love to read your comments!
Jolanda x

less is more - one layer and wings

This is the card I have made for this week's challenge on Less is More.
I stamped the butterfly three times and doodled some lines around them.
The squares are coloured in with Promarkers.
Top Tip Tuesday are also having a things with wings challenge.
Thanks for visiting
Jolanda x

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Autumn/Fall tag pop up

This is made from two tags joined together at the bottom, so the tree pops up as you open them.
The tree is a svg cut I found somewhere but cant remember where from.  I coloured the tree with promarkers and heat embossed the hearts with red tinsel.
The moon is from a Retro Cafe Art Gallery graphics sheet.
The leaves and tags are from a HOTP 4308 book that I won some time ago.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Frilly and Funky - use a tag in a different way and the theme of fall
Crafty Creations Challenge - Fall
Well, that's it for this evening I think
Thanks for visiting
Jolanda x

Quoth the Raven, Nevermore - anything Poes!!

 Happy Sunday!
I love these tag pull cards - they are fun to make!
I put 'do not pull' on the pull tab because I know if you see that then you just have to pull!!! lol!!
like in our local museum there is a red button on a barrel that says'do not press' and what do you do but tentatively give it a little push!! nothing nasty happens but the barrel laughs!
 Retro Art Cafe Gallery have a freebie sheet for download and some of these images are from it.
 I did lots of stamping all over and coloured the eyes in with green perfect pearls for a nice ghoulish effect.
I would like to enter this card into the Quoth the Raven - Anything Poe's challenge
The quote I have used is 'where there is no imagination there is no horror!'

Bye for now

Jolanda x

Less is More - Silver

This my entry for the less is more challenge which is to use silver on your card.  
It is soo hard to do less is more - I just want to put on a bit more then a bit more!!
So this is where I stopped.

Thanks for visiting

Jolanda x

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

lovey dovey no.2

This card has one of my favourite stamps on - the loving couple are by Oxford Impressions stamps.
The back ground paper has also been stamped with words and a few 'Frenchy' stamps
I have found a new Vintage challenge site called Vintage Stamping Challenges and they are having an anything goes challenge.
Also It's All About the Vintage are having a nice challenge - Brown tones.
Have a lovely evening.

lovey dovey

 Hi, this is the card I made for the Less is More Love and Marriage challenge.
The pigeon and dove are decoupaged and the sentiment says, 'you two are perfect'.
the insert is stencilled with roses along the bottom.
Dutch Dare Card Challenges have a clean and simple challenge this week too - I haven't entered one of their challenges for a while.
Thanks for looking
Jolanda x