Saturday, 9 April 2016

ATC - Garden Friends (in the pond!)

I've been experimenting with a Gelli arts plate

I used two different blues, tiny bit of gold and spritzed with water
Then couldn't think what to do next.
So I looked for an ATC challenge to give me some inspiration and found Wicked Wednesday an ATC challenge blog: #204 the theme garden friends,

Maybe fish in a pond could be garden friends?
I used a hand carved stamp then embossed the fish; I think they look quite happy

I edged the card with Distress Ink just to finish off.

So, this is the ATC I will enter into the challenge, some words on it might be better
I'll have a think and add them later.

Bye for now


Saturday, 16 November 2013

50th Birthday

Hello Everyone,

Recently I was invited to a 50th Birthday party by a friend.

I made this card from old pieces of fabric
and some collaged and gessoed papers.

The continue the theme, this is the tag for her very nice bottle of wine (well I hope it was good!)

Jolanda x

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Birthday Cards

 I made these cards with lots of inspiration from Craft Stamper magazine.
The girl is a free stamp from a creative stamping magazine and the background stamps are Tim Holtz Stampers anonymous.
 I liked it so much I made it twice!

Friday, 23 August 2013

DL card

Hi everyone,

I haven't done a lot of papercrafting recently but have made a couple of cards.
I have mainly been sewing which you can see on my other blog: jolandassewingcorner

These both have stamped and embossed background - I don't think I will ever tire of seeing the 'magic' as the powder melts!! I just love watching it!

These are both for sale on my facebook page.

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Skyrim card

My son plays Skyrim on his computer for hours on end, so he had to have a Skyrim card for his birthday!!

I made the cover look like a book

I found a lovely image on google and printed it out twice to decoupage the dragon part.
The edges of the card are stamped and copper embossed.

This shows the pop up mechanism - it worked quite well and my son loved the card!!

Another ship sailing in the night!

Hi everyone, 
I've been away from blogging my cards for a while as I have been concentrating on my sewing blog!  
Hopefully I will have some more cards to show you soon!

 This is a birthday card I made for my dad.
The background is inked with Distress Inks and some splodges of mica mists for shine.

I tried to photograph the shine but its too difficult to get it to show!

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x

Sunday, 19 May 2013

art journal page

This is the art journal page I have entered for the Soul Scrappers monthly journal challenge.

Jolanda xx

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Out There in the Park

Hi there!
This is my layout for the Craftmania Challenge

The challenge is to use the items in the kit provided.
The photo was taken at last year's Out There Festival in Great Yarmouth.
We spent some time taking silly photos of ourselves.

I used various Marianne Design dies for the flowers and bird.

Thanks for visiting

Jolanda xx

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Here Boy!! Here boy!! - sweet doggy Cujo

I have just found a new macabre challenge site and their challenge this week is to make something to do with Stephen King!
I love his tales :)

I decided to do Cujo,

I found my lovely little dog by searching on  Google for a zombie dog lineart

His kennel is just some corrugated card painted with acrylic.

The flowers are Marianne Design dies.

I would like to enter this into the Haunted Design House challenge
Stephen King Knightmare!

Thanks for visiting!


Monday, 29 April 2013

new sewing blog

Happy Monday to you all,

I have just started a new blog to show my sewing exploits!

hope you like it!

Jolanda xx