Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Hannah Lynn - Monica

Hi Everyone.

Well i know, its a shocking surprised but another Hannah Lynn image. I haven't used Monica for some time but thought she would fit nicely with the layout i was going for.

I was trying a few different things with this one, i wanted to colour her hair using a different colour to my favourite brown copic combo on E13, E15, E17 and wanted to stick to the Purple and Blue colour scheme completely. On my bottom layer i only embossed two corners and i actually really live the effect it has, it really lifts that bottom layer and really draws your eye to the image.

For this card i used:

Hannah Lynn Monica Image
Cardstock and coloured paper from stash
Ribbon (coloured with my trusty copics) from Stash
Purple & Blue Gems by Kaiser Craft
Metallic Purple, Clear Star & Blue Star Gelly Rolls
Copics - BV11, B16, B45, E50
Embossing folders by Couture Creations and Cuttlebug

I would like to enter her in the following challenges:

Happy crafting and thanks for visting

Love Jox

Hannah Lynn Dahlia Image

Hi everyone,

I brought this designer paper pad quite some time ago, its by Papermania i think. I must confess that i brought it on a whim as it reminded me of a dinner set my Nan used to have for special occasions, that white china with the beautiful blue images. I am still not 100% sure why i brought it as the dark blue is not a colour i usually use in my cards, hence why it hasn't been used before but the patterns are gorgeous and i am glad i finally got around to using it :)

This is one of my favourite Hannah Lynn images, Dahlia is such fun to colour.

For this card i used:

White Bazzill card stock
Patterned Papers by Papermania
Hannah Lynn Dahlia image
Clear & Blue gems by Kaisercraft
White ribbon from stash
Blue Pearlesent paper from stash
Marine Star & Red Star Gelly Rolls
Copics - G05, C1, B21, B39, E13, E15, E17, E50

I would very much like to enter her in the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting

Love Jox


Saturday, 26 April 2014

Skating Wryn - Have been looking forward to using this image

Hi Everyone,

Back again with another post, certainly a successful day crafting that's for sure. I enjoy it and i find it a great way to relax, well at least when i am not over analysing my work and stressing myself out LOL.

I purchased this image a while ago, i think i got a little carried away with my Hannah Lynn images and have neglected others that i have and today was about trying to use some of these images.

Isn't she super cute, i love how the image pops out when you highlight around it with light grey, its only a small thing but i find it really does make all the difference.

For this card is used:

Skater Wryn image & Sentiment
Designer Papers are by Kaiser Craft
Gems and Flowers by Kaiser Craft
Bazzill card stock
Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Gelly Roll and Aqualip pens by Sekura
Copics: 0, BG05, BV13, C1, E11, E15, E17, E50

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting 
Love Jox

Friday, 25 April 2014

One for the boys

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all having a great week end and managing to fit in some crafting :)

One of the challenges that appealed to me this week was making a card for a Boy, i always struggle a bit with male cards and figured this would be a good opportunity to push myself to make another. I have had this image by C C Designs for ages, C C Designs were the first digital stamps i ever purchased and i have not used any of them for ages so this felt like it was meant to be in a way :)

For this card i used:

C C Designs Image
Designer paper i have had in my stash
Card stock from stash
Spellbinders dies (Circle, Scalloped Circle and snowflakes)
Clear Star Gelly Roll
Copics: 0, C1, RV32, Y13,YG23, YG25, B23, B45, BV11, G02, E13, E15, E17, E37, E50

I would like to enter this little chap into the following challenges:

Thank you for taking the time to visit and i really do enjoy and appreciate any comments left.

Love Jox

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Inspired by Coops

Hi everyone,

This card i just wanted to share as i was inspired by friend Coops who makes the most AMAZING cards and i love how hers are so detailed and different. I love the way the layout highlights the image but also draws your eye to the centre image and she is so worth being drawn too.

For her i used:

Hannah Lynn image Mimi
Cuttlebug embossing folders, Swiss Dots & Swirls
Copics (but i forgot to note the numbers down)
Paper and card were from my stash
Gems by Kaisercraft
Purple Star Gelly roll

Thanks for visiting
Love Jox

Another creation, Another Hannah Lynn Digital image

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to enter several challenges with my next card and once i finished stressing over how to combine the different elements and came up with the following creation. It is quite cute and i actually really like how it turned out in the end.

You can tell how proud i was by just how may pictures i took and i hope you like it.

For this card i used:

Easel Box card tutorial by Joani which was super easy to follow.
Payton digital image by Hannah Lynn
Gems by Kaisercraft
Ribbon, Bubble paper and white brad from stash
White Bazzill card stock
Gelly Rolls in sky star, blue star, clear star, marine star and metallic blue
Copics - B05, B12, B14, B16, E50

I would like to enter this in the following chaellenges:

Thank you for visiting
Love Jox

Monday, 21 April 2014

Had to share my new Hannah Lynn Image - Dee Dee

Hi Everyone,

I saw that Crafts and Me have 20% off at the moment so figured i would treat myself with a new image for Easter, well 6 images purchased later...I couldn't wait to make a card with this image, she is such fun and absolutely gorgeous.

Isn't she stunning :)

For this card i used:

Gems by Kaiser Craft
Ribbon (coloured with Copics) & Buckle from stash
Hannah Lynn Image - Dee Dee
Paper by Primary Basics
Red Spica Pen
Clear Star Gelly Roll
Copics - C1, YG23, B16, Y00, Y15, Y18, E13, E15, E17, E49, E50

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Now i am off to decide which image to play with next, thanks for visiting 
Love Jox

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Beautiful Butterflies

Hi Everyone,

This is my first challenge card for a wee while and I used the sketch at Crafts and Me. It is a bit busier than I would normally make my cards but I enjoyed the challenge and I really do like the end result :)

I have had this pink and orange Kaiser craft designer paper for some time and I hadn't really come up with anyway to use it, I dont know about anyone else but I am terrible for buying gorgeous scrapbooking paper and then not have the heart to cut it, which can make things a bit tricky for a card maker ha ha. But it seemed perfect for this image along with the beautiful Hannah Lynn image.

I needed flowers for the sketch and I had none the right colour, same with the ribbon. So I got white flowers and ribbon and coloured them with my copics, I love this because I sometimes struggle to match colours correctly and this takes all the hassle out of things. I decided the flowers needed something more so I put glossy accents on them and then put some very fine glitter on them. I shook off the excessive once the glossy accents was dry and I really like the finish, it just gives the whole card a little more sparkle. The butterfly I actually cut out of the spare butterfly designer paper and then I shaped it on my flower shapping mat with my embossing tool to give it a bit more shape and I loved how this turned out.

For this card is used:

Designer Paper and pink card stock, flowers by Kaiser Craft
Hannah Lynn Digital Stamp
White Ribbon from my stash
Pearl Hearts from my stash
Spellbinders corner dies
Clear Gelly roll pen
Copics - R81, YR16, B24, E13, E15, E17, E50 and red Spica pen.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for taking the time and please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions, its always great to hear from you.

Love Jox

Saturday, 19 April 2014

WOW has it really been than long

Hi Everyone,

I apologise for the long delay since my last time flies when your not paying attention. I have moved house since my last post and this one had a room specifically for a craft room, well that was the plan at any rate. Queensland being Queensland and the fact i only have air conditioning down stairs now means i no longer have a dining area and a rather spread out craft area LOL.

I struggled with making cards for a while and the more i tried to force it the worse it became, i guess i had the card makers equivalent of writers block so i left things for a while and recently came back to it and finding the hobby fun once again which is great.

For this card i wanted something bright and fun. I got the colour scheme from a friend at Docrafts, not colours i would think to put together but i really love the effect and may be a little more experimental in the future. Hannah Lynn images are amazing, although they take time to colour they really lend themselves to any colour scheme and it seemed perfect for this card.

I coloured my image first which took some time and then i mounted this on yellow and then link card. I then cut a yellow square and mounted this on pink card, i made my black card base and then cute a pink square. I must confess that i spent a wee while moving my pieces around the get the affect i wanted and i really wanted both the pink and yellow to show and this is how my current layout was born, it wasn't the initial plan but i often find my plan changes half a dozen times when making a card. I finished her off with a few black gems because with the bright colour scheme i didn't want the card to be too "busy" or detract from the gorgeous image.

For this card i used:

Black, pink and yellow card stock all from my stash
White Copic Card
Hannah Lynn Digital Stamp
Black gems
Gelly roll pens
Copics - E13, E15, E17, E93, Y08, E50, RV06
Copic Spica Pens - Clear & Red

As always please let me know what you think or any suggestions you might have?

Love Jox