Saturday, 10 November 2012

Life got in the way of crafting

Hi Everyone,

I am so sorry there has been such a delay since my last post, life got in the way of my crafting, i hate it when that happens :)

I kind of lost my card making mojo which is another reason it has taken me a while but my nieces are having a joint birthday party on the first week end in December and that gave me all these fabulous ideas of things to make.

Well my first task has come together rather nicely, i made some party bags. I tried to make them fun and my eldest niece is heavily into Disney Princess's at the moment so i used them for the girls and Cars for the boys.

I am also making a banner with their names on but haven't quite finished yet so i will post you some photos when i am done.

There are quite a few photos as i tried to decorate them all differently.

Please let me know any thoughts or suggestions, i really love getting all your wonderful comments and encouragement


Saturday, 29 September 2012

Long Time No Post

Hi everyone,

I was beginning to think i had lost my creative mojo there for a while LOL but i seem to be having a reasonably inspired weekend.

The image below was one i used to practice with my copics so my apologies as i have not logged the individual colours.

Get Well Soon

I love this Digi from CC Designs
Red & White Card Stock from Stash, as are the ribbon and black gems
The Frame is spellbinders and it is a cuttlebug embossing folder, Polka Dots i think
Copics and Gelly Rolls

Thanks for sticking with me

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Cards i made on the retreat

Hi Everyone,

finally getting around to showing all the cards i made on the retreat, let me know what you think :)

One Digi, Gelly Rolls and some quick Christmas cards

Hi everyone,

My apologies for being MIA for a while there. I think i almost burned out my creativity after my card making retreat giggle. Just couldn't come up with anything. Well i decided to have a play around with a digital stamp and make some quick christmas cards, let me know what you think :)

As always thanks for taking the time and joining me on my crafting journey

Digital stamp from Digistamp Boutique
Gelly rolls in various colours and finishes
Card and paper from stash

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Last Christmas Challenge card and it had to be a Kenny K Digi image

Hi everyone,

well this is the third card i came up for my challenges and must admit this is my favourite, its just a little different.

Ok for this card i used
Black cardstock, red paper and white black dot paper all from my stash
Kenny K Digi image
Gelly rolls

I am entering this hottie into the following challenges

I will try and post some more of the cards that i made at the retreat over the course of the week.

Take care

Another Christmas card

Hi All,

Well i came up with several cards on the retreat that could be submitted into the challenges so i am entering again, hope that is ok? Isn't that always the way, one week you cannot even come up with one idea and then another time you come up with several that you cannot choose between.

Here is my second challenge card

For this card is used
White card stock from my stash
paper is from Do Crafts
Digi stamp is from Digistamp Boutique, i purchased a set of four
Gelly rolls

I am entering into the following challenges

I really do appreciate your comments and feedback and truly appreciate you taking the time to comment and view my blog.

Take Care

Back after a very successful scrapbooking and Cardmaking retreat

Hi everyone,

Been a bit of a delay between my last post and this one as i had to get organised for a scrap booking and card making retreat i went on with my mum last weekend. It was fantastic, heaps of fun and always good to make new friends.

I was super productive and made a fair few cards and i will post these soon. I just wanted to get the following card entered in some challenges.

For this card i used
Digital Image from Digistamp Boutique
Spellbinder Dies and embossing folder
What card and purple pearlescent paper from stash
my beloved Copics
gelly rolls, this card is lovely and sparkly but the photo sadly does not do it justice

I am entering this is

I will be back soon with some of my other creations from the retreat 

Thanks as always

Saturday, 28 July 2012

CC Designs Challenge Card

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone's weekend is going well so far? I was watching the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games and definitely at times like this i really do miss London.

Well i did a Christmas themed challenge card today and it came out really well, it was one of those cards that just came together all by itself. Really pleased with her hair on this one but think i may have made it a smidgen too dark but its works well.

I used white base card and then cut out the white and green spotted paper and mounted this on red paper, i then cut the white and green striped paper and mounted that on red. I printed out my image yesterday before i knew what i was going to use her for and was a little concerned she would be too big but i found tilting the image on it's side after i had mounted in on green card stock, worked really well and anyone would think i have done it on purpose LOL

I put on some crimson ribbon and then made the two little bows out of the same ribbon, some pearls in the corner finished it off. I haven't added a sentiment as i generally chose those once i know who i am sending the card too.

Here she is

For this card i used the following
white card stock, red ribbon, green patterned papers from my stash
Paper xtra pearls
White Gel pen
HAIR E25, E27, E27
FACE E50, E51
OUTLINED IMAGE WITH C1 to make it pop out a bit more
SAKURA BLACK AQUALIP on her coat buttons
SAKURA GELLY ROLL CLEAR STAR on her wings and the snowflakes

I am entering the following challenges

Thank you for taking the time to visit and for your lovely comments
Hugs Jox

Friday, 27 July 2012

Crafts & Me challenge 94 entry - Anything goes, well it had to be another Hannah Lynn

Hi Everyone,

Yes it would seem i have become quite obsessed with my Hannah Lynn digi stamps, i promise you to leave them alone from now on and use some of my many many other images. If you are practicing with your Copics or promarkers if you use those they are so great because of all that lovely hair and i really do find hair the hardest to colour.

Not to blow my own trumpet but i am really rather proud of this one, i am very happy with the way i have coloured the hair and it actually feels like it is sinking in just have to practice on the blending, i know it is just one of those things you have to work at.

This card really started as i am giving up smoking and this is my first evening, the day went OK but i was feeling at a bit of a loss and needed to keep my hands busy and card making really is perfect for that :)

I wanted to make something bright and funky and wanted to step away from the blues i seem to have been using so much lately. I have decided to enter her in the anything goes challenge 94 at crafts & me.

Well here she is, let me know your thoughts or any suggestions. I truly do love hearing from you all and i really appreciate the support.

Black card is from my stash
Paper Xtra Gems
The paper and corrugated card is also from my stash
Hannah Lynn image
Face E50, E51 AND R20 LIPS R29
AND COLOURLESS BLENDER which i could totally not live with out, its like a correction pen for markers LOL
Stickles for the butterflies wings

also entering Make It Monday

Have a great weekend all
Thanks for your support as always

Colouring hair practice (another excuse to colour another Hannah Lynn)

Hi Everyone,

Thankfully that's the end of an extremely long week sigh....the weekend is here so things are definitely looking up!

Well i am not entering this card into any challenges, it was mainly just to get some practice colouring hair and the card kind of happened. I am experimenting with different colour combinations for hair at the moment and my apologies but you will find they are all differing shades of brown, not very adventurous am i?

Let me know your thoughts

Card from stock
Paper xtra gems
White ribbon, which i coloured in with Copic B23 and made the bow
Papers are from Do Crafts
Hannah Lynn Image, i expect you will see a lot more of her, she is gorgeous and really is a joy to colour, even if you have absolutely no patience like me LOL
Hair  E35 AND E29
Skin -E50 AND E51, i used a little R20 on her cheek but doesn't show up very well in the photo
Rose  B21 AND B23
EYE  B24
LIPS  R20, but sadly doesn't show up very well
I then used my Gelly Roll Clear star pen over the rose and dome

I am entering this in Make It Monday

Well i am off to try and get creative and see what else i can come up this space LOL

Thanks as always

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Another Hannah Lynn image and three new challenges

Hi All,

This is my second card using a Hannah Lynn image, the card came out really well but am really not happy with my colouring of the hair, will need some serious practise that's for sure.

Items used for this card
White Card Stock and ribbon from my stash
Nitwits papers
Hannah Lynn image
Paper Xtra Gems
Sentiment was one i had on the computer but sadly cannot remember where i got it
Copics E00, E33, R20, E37, E35, E27, R29, B21, E000
White Gel Pen
Gelly Roll Clear Star

I have entered her in the following challenges


Well as its Sunday evening i really should be thinking about getting ready for work tomorrow and hope everyone has a fantastic week.

Thanks for checking in

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Hannah Lynn Digital stamp

Good afternoon all,

Well i had my first Copics lesson yesterday at my local craft store and it was heaps of fun. I definitely needed the help :) I can blend a little better now but need to practise quite a bit. We did a section on  hair which is great because its an area that i really do struggle.

With this in mind i wanted an image that would let me play around with colouring in hair and got the inspiration from Coops who is on the DT for Crafts & Me. The Hannah Lynn images are stunning with lots of gorgeous hair to practise. I have chosen the one below to coincide with a couple of the challenges i am taking part in.

I coloured her using my trusty copics with some Gelly Roll, Aqualip and white Gel pen for good measure. I think i picked my brown (earth) colours a little too close together and found it hard to get the highlighted effect i wanted so i ended up colouring the strands alternating colours and whilst it was not the effect i was going for i really like it. I think i may print one of the images in a larger size to practise as that might help.

I am entering the following challenges

Well here's my finished article

isn't the image stunning, something tells me these will be showing up in a lot of my future cards

For this card i used
White card Stock, Pearlescent Purple and Silver paper from my stash
Nitwits digital paper
Shimmery Ribbon from my stash
Hannah Lynn Digital Image 
Sakura White Aqualip and Clear Star Gelly Roll
Copics YG06, BG01, RV00, R20, R81, E15, E17, E33, E50, E51, 0
White Gel pen

as always thanks so much for taking the time

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Just Inspirational Challenge Blog

Hi All,

Me again, well i am back to work tomorrow after a lovely four day weekend so getting my last challenge linked and posted before the joy of catching up for the rest of the week begins.

For this card i used
Paper Shelter Digital Image
Pink Petticoat Papers
Gelly Roll Pink Star
Copics R00, YR16, RV00, R20, E25, R81 B21, B14, E34

As always thanks you so much for taking the time to view

Take care all 

Winter wonderland challenge blog entry

Hi Everyone,

I am entering the following card in the winter wonderland challenge. I tried to do something a little different from my normal styles and this challenge required the focus of the card to be on the sentiment which i thought was a fantastic idea.

I want to say thank you for all the lovely comments you leave, i know this can be time consuming but i wanted you to know that each and everyone is appreciated.

For this card i used the following
Nitwit papers
Blue ribbon from my stash
Scalloped Square die
Sentiment was a freebie from sentiments 4 you
Paper Extra Gems
Brilliance Dew Drop in Sky Blue

Thanks as always