Friday, 3 July 2015

Ribbons and Bows!!

I do love to participate in the Stampotique Designers Challenge, and this week the amazingly talented Corrie Herriman is challenging us to use ribbon on our project. Well.... I'm not much of a ribbon girl....even though I have a boxful of the stuff!!!!!!!  you know...just incase!!  and I cannot bear to throw any away, especially the chocolate box bows...ooohh they are gorgeous, and already tied in a beautiful bow, I mean...how can anyone throw these things away!!!  But, like most crafters do, I hoard them and they take up precious space in my craftroom which is ever decreasing!!!!.....but back to this weeks ribbon challenge.
I have used the BOWTIE image and stuck him on my inked up stencil background, I already did a sentiment similar to this one another time,  I think it was  "I like big books and I cannot lie"!!  lol...one day I may use the original words!!! hee hee. Anyways, this is as girly as am gonna get with ribbons this week.


Monday, 29 June 2015

Just FLY!!

Astrid Stulemeijer is this weeks hostess over on the Stampotique designers challenge blog and she says...."Every stamper has a little Frankenstein in them.  Give a stamp without wings a pair of them.".  such a fun idea, it is great to try see your stamps in a different way.   I have used my favourite LARGE BUTTERFLY stamp for the TINMAN'S wings, stamping them on acetate with black stazon, then cutting them out. I used a quote from The Wizard of Oz to keep in with the theme. 
Simon Says Stamp's Work it Wednesday Challenge is all about Rainbows too so yayyyy you got to be in it to win it!!! 

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Sex God!!

Just for fun,  and the sheer challenge of making a male oriented card!!!!.... I have made this card for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers  "D is for dudes" challenge. I have used the fantastic Carabelle studio XXL stamp for the backkground, it is huge, nearly A4 in size, and my "dude" is the Stampotiques  "Are My Pants Too Tight" image. I think I will give this card to my partners Son,.... he really is a Sex God!!!...(just as well that he is 30 years too young for me) !!!LOL.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Stampotiques 200th Challenge

For this weeks challenge at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog,  Kim Howard is the hostess and as it is their 200th challenge, she is asking us to create with celebration, anniversary, or best wishes in mind.
I have stamped the wonderful HUNK stamp, but cut off both his arms and legs and repositioned them so that he is waving and lifting one leg....hee hee!!! I know that I have added the numbers...and lets face it....nobody is ever gonna get to that age!!! well not in my lifetime anyways...unless they have a portrait in the attic!!! LOL... but I can easily alter the numbers or even have it as a Happy New Year card. 

Monday, 15 June 2015

All that Glitters!!!

this week Kathi Rerek is the hostess for the Stampotique Designers Challenge, and she says "create a project that literally shines" !!!.  I have to say that I made a few backgrounds before I settled for this one, brusho background, Memory Box stars stencil with modelling paste, then glittered the stars, I have used the LITTLE HO HOO image but masked off the owl friend that he is hugging and replaced him with a glittery star, then decoupaged his arms. I like altering images, it makes them so much more versatile. I am also entering this card in the "All that Glitters" challenge over at the That's Crafty challenges blog to hopefully win a voucher for......yup......more craft supplies!!!!!!


Thursday, 11 June 2015

Get me!!!!.....GD at Indigoblu!!!!!

I am thrilled to be one of the guest designers today over at the fabulous INDIGOBLU blog to show my inspirational project for the "pocketful of posies" challenge. I am relatively new to Indigoblu....but my collection is already growing!!!  As soon as I saw this poppy stamp from the Poppy Meadow set I fell in love with it...isn't it gorgeous, and so reminds me of the meconopsis.....yes I can hear you saying the same as me when I heard that word!!!!  A couple of weeks ago I went to the RHS garden at Harlow Carr in Harrogate with a friend, the lady at the reception said that todays star of the show is the meconopsis!!!...me and my friend just hid our ignorance and nodded as if we knew what she was actually on about!! about half an hour into the walk around the grounds we stumbled upon a sight that took both our breath away, a beautiful sea of stunning vivid blue poppy like flowers...oh my word!!!!  The meconopsis is actually known as the blue poppy and looks just like this stamp.

Anyways....thank you so much indigoblu for inviting me, I thoroughly enjoyed doing this card and adore your beautiful stamps. 


Monday, 8 June 2015

Butterfly Obsessed!!!!

I went to the Stamp Magic Craft Show at the Doncaster Dome yesterday, and there was a stall there that really caught my eye... Visible Image Stamps, selling fabulous images, only downside  for me was that they are photopolymer stamps, I just think that red rubber stamps give much crisper images than clear stamps, anyway...I decided that because I loved the images so much  I would buy a couple and try them out!!!! well... needless to say I will be buying more stamps from them, they are gorgeous,  better quality than most clear stamps I have used, they are thicker, and the packaging is lovely with their own little plastic wallet, and some really unique images.. yep.. thumbs up to Visible Images.  So here is my first card using their products, isn't that butterfly gorrrrrgeous.....(standing up...." My name is Jane Elizabeth France and I am a butterfly stamp addict"!!!!) . lol.
I had tons of fun making the background for this card, using my favourite...at the moment...paperartsy stencil over a "craft sheet mop up"  paper background....whoever throws those things in the bin are crazy!!!!
this card is quite glittery, I embossed the butterfly with black sparkle embossing powder and then added stickles to the edges of the wings. Could anyone here in blogland pleeeeeease tell me how to capture sparkle on glittery cards!!!! cos it is beyond me!!!


I am also entering this card in the That's Crafty "all that glitters" challenge.

Favourite Stamp

Gez Butterworth is the hostess this week over at the Stampotique Challenge Blog, and she would love to see us use our favourite Stampotique stamp!!!!....well mine is the LARGE BUTTERFLY stamp, it definitely makes MY heart skip a beat....and I also have a butterfly obsession at the moment!!!  I have noticed that on the majority of times that I have used it, I always seem to stamp the image then cut it out and add it to my project with silicone glue to get some dimension, one layer cards are really hard for me!!!... anyways, this time I stamped the butterfly on the brusho background, added drywall tape, then stencilled the circles using the Paperartsy stencil and modelling paste, once it was dry I added stickles to give a golden glitter. I then stamped my butterfly onto gold vellum, added some green dylusions spray and clear star gelli roll pen for even more bling (shame that glitter never shows up on photo's...grrrrr) and guess what next.....you guessed it.... cut it out and added it to my card with silicone glue for dimension!!!!....I am nothing if not predictable!!!!  The That's Crafty Challenge blog is also having an "All That Glitters" challenge so I will enter my card in that challenge too. 

Saturday, 30 May 2015

"How You Doin"!!

Today I get to be the Guest Designer for the Sisterhood Of Snarky Stampers, and the theme for the challenge is to use vellum on your creation!!! oooohh I wracked my brains for this one as I don't really do cutesy cards too well and if it involves vellum then it usually involves flowers and stuff...not much snark going on there, you can do cute cards for the challenge too but I wanted to go down the snarky route. Soooo.... one of my clients have just told me that they have just found out that they are expecting a baby, so that got me thinking about this "conception" card!!!. now I know it is not too snarky, and there is not much vellum in there!!! but it is definitely not cutesy. ps...you have to say the sentiment in the style of Joey Tribbiani from Friends!!...pps... on reflection  think the little sperms are looking more like tadpoles!!!!..oh well....artistic licence and all that!!! (I actually did them with a leaf stamp I have from Paper Smooches, and just added the tail by hand)   note to self...do them in white next time!!!

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Bingo Wings!!!!

Well.....I am on a roll..... I have managed to combine todays card with three challenges, all three are fabulous outlets for wonderful crafty stuff.  Firstly, the  That's Crafty Challenge is all about numbers, the Designs By Ryn Challenge is anything, I have used the fabulous Moon Wings stamps of hers, and lastly, the SimonSaysStamps Wednesday challenge is all about stencils, I have used The Crafters Workshop mini bingo stencil. the background is created using the gorgeous Brushos....ooooh I love that stuff.