Friday, 29 November 2013

Paper Tole Using Graphic 45 paper

This week's challenge over at Through the Purple Haze was  using things from your stash...not too hard for me as I seem to have an ever growing collection of 'essentials"!! I'm sure you know what I mean.
One of my favourite paper ranges is Graphic 45 and I always buy at least two of ever sheet so that I have plenty to play with.
This paper tole uses paper from the ABC Primer range and a pre-made wooden photo frame. I layered cutouts from the paper range using foam tape and coated the top layer with glossy accents. Lots of fussy cutting.
The border was made with different strips of G45 paper and has a coat of Clear Crackle Paint over it.I then rubbed Walnut Stain distress ink over the dry crackle and wiped off the excess.
The corner feature has flowers made using G45 papers and the Tim Holtz Tattered floral die. I made the button in the centre flower using my brad maker and again glossy accents.Other flowers, leaves and the small key were Prima pieces from my stash. All pieces have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
The flourishes were cut using a Sizzix die and the black pearl flourishes were by Bella.

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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Star Fold Card

I have been wanting to make a star fold card for some time now and so chose to make one this week for the red, pink or purple challenge over at
I used a sheet of 'Merry' paper from the Authentique 'Festive' paper collection. This pack included 12 sheets of cardstock as well as stickers and elements.
There are many detailed instructions for making a star card on the net. I have included a blog to help you I am sure you will be able to discover others.  I made mine by beginning with a piece of the cardstock that was 12"x10 3/8" in size.
The Authentique paper was double sided and both sides can be seen in my finished card.

Once I had made my card, I added a centre which I attached to one point so that the card could still be opened. The large circular shape is a Spellbinders die from the beaded Circles set. The Spellbinders dies 'Venetian Motifs' was used to make the cream details. These were all edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain before gluing in place.
Other embellishments I used were red fabric flowers from my stash, Flourish With A Bling rhinestones and pearls, an element sticker from the Authentique collection and red grosgrain ribbon for the hanger.
I think I will be making a few more of these this year for my crafty friends!
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Thank you for stopping by. Jackie

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Gatefold Christmas Card

Here in Australia, we are not likely to see a white Christmas but I do love the thought of being surrounded by snow and being rugged up for a Northern Christmas.
This week I have made a Wintery Christmas card using a Tattered Teddy Stamp from Docrafts. The image has been coloured using Copic markers.
I cut out the image using a Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die.This is one of my favourite sets as it has a good range of sizes in it.
I added small blue rhinestones from my stash around the die cut and then used Matte Accents under Ted to apply Diamond Dust for the snow.
White Bazzill cardstock was used to create the card. I then put some of the scrap paper through the Cuttlebug using a Sizzix Snowflake embossing folder. These pieces were precut to be slightly smaller than each of the front panels of the card.
Once these were adhered with tape, I taped the Teddy panel to the card front on one side.
The final touch was a snowflake created using Spellbinders Create A Flake 4. With all the pieces in this die set lots of snowflake combinations are possible. The jewel brad in the centre was an American Crafts Element from my stash.

I am entering this card into the challenge over at
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Monday, 11 November 2013

Happy Birthday, Betty!

I love being a part of Simply Betty Stamps Facebook Group. Betty is such a generous person and I was glad to be able to make her a card as part of her Birthday Surprise. Well done to Corinne for all her planning and thank you to Tamara for the image. Tamara's link for this image is:
                         and she has a great special on it for Betty's birthday!

I coloured the image using my Copics:
Face: E51, E53 and R20 for cheeks
Hair: 100,W10, W8, W5
Hat and Dress: BV08, FV2, BV13, BV17
Skirt and Corset: R17, R35, R39
Skulls: W5, W2, W1
Bat: W10, N8, N6, N4

I added lilac Spica Marker to her eyelids.

The web in the background of the card was created by covering cardstock with foil tape. The card was then embossed using a Tim Holtz web embossing folder.
I covered the foil with gesso and once dry, applied Ranger Alcohol 
Ink in 'Butterscotch', 'Eggplant' and 'Red Pepper'. (Thank you, Kelsey for showing me this technique!)
The embossed design was then sanded back before I attached it to the card.
The final touch was a spider to complete my 'spooky' Birthday Card.

I hope you like it Betty and best wishes for you having a fantastic day with your family!

Have fun following the blog hop, everyone. Jackie
Bonnie Pruss, Cynthia Cole, Cat Sexton
Irene Sherman

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Ruza Rebel

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Jackie Randolph

Tanya Johnson

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Rhonda Miller

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Milo Lilja

Berenice Rendon

Katya Bess

Darcy Schroder

Brandy Tinney

Emily Shroom

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Lucy Gregg

Dianna Sowerbrower

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Saturday, 9 November 2013

Speckled Eggs Card

I have been having fun playing with all of my inks lately and so pulled out some of these for this week's card.
I began by swiping some white card with a graduation of Brushed Corduroy to Peeled paint Distress Stain. I then flicked water over the card and dried it after waiting about 30 seconds for the water to leave it's mark.
Next, I placed TCW 6x6 template- Mini Branches on the top section of the card. I sprayed over it with Dylusions Ink Spray 'Dry Martini'. Mmmm. Mmmm!!
The card was cut to size and then edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I covered another piece of card with Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain and repeated the water marking process.
I used Black Archival Ink to stamp out the designs from Paper Doll Parts Stamps from Character Constructions. I have had these for a while and LOVE them.
The images were cut out, inked and then mounted on black cardstock before assembling the card.
I used frayed brown burlap around the title block (which was also foam mounted) and one corner of the focal image. The tag has a small piece of twine through it which I stained with Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain. To add a final bit of texture, I put stained lace across the bottom of the chair seat,too.
Oh, and NO glitter on this one...LOL!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
                          Anything Goes:
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                          Things With Wings:

Make sure you visit the sites and see everyone's great work!  Jackie

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Birthday Card

This week at Through The Purple Haze Challenge Blog, we needed to create an item 'For The Girls'. I chose to create a Birthday card using a Simply Betty Stamps Digi.
The image is coloured with Copics and then sparkle has been added using orange and light green Spica pens.
I cut the image out using a Spellbinder's label die- carefully cutting around the top of the image so that I could use the die and have part of my image outside of the die shape. Lime Tart has a great tutorial on how to do this.I used the larger die to cut out out a second label out of black cardstock.
For the background, I pulled out an Ancient Basic Grey paper from a 6x6 pad "Gypsy" from my stash. The colours were pastel versions of those I used to colour the image. I then cut some Superstar borders from orange cardstock using a Poppy Stamps Die. These were brushed with Wild Honey Distress Ink before fixing onto the background paper. To cover the join I used some Webster's Trim from 'Let's Celebrate'.

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