SOME FAVOURITE CARDS FROM 2017!

It’s the end of another year.  I have to say I have really enjoyed my stamping this year.  I have tried some new techniques and got involved in some challenges.  It’s been fun!

I thought I would look back at some of my favourite projects from this past year.  Now I did think I would pick one from each month but it was getting too hard.  So I have just picked a few.  If you click on the title you can see more details of the project.

** Apologies in advance: lots of photos. 🙂

Delicate Details Dragonfly

I think the Delicate Details stamp set was my favourite for Sale-A-Bration for 2017.

Multi Stamping for the boys cards

The Nailed It set was great for the boys cards earlier this year.

Carousel Birthday Bendi Card

I have wanted to make a Bendi for a long time so it was great to finally make one.  I must make another one again soon.

Flower Box 

This was the most popular class for the year.

Meeting the 2017 Incolors 

I am still loving Lemon Lime Twist but I seem to use Berry Burst a lot.

Baby Card in a Box

I love making Card in a Box type cards.

A 90th with Oh! So Eclectic

Oh! So Eclectic

Be sure to check the post after this particular post too for more cards with Oh! So Eclectic.

It’s All Weddings

I have had to make lots of wedding cards this year, and still continue to need to make them.

Z-Fold cards with Colorful Season

These Z-fold cards have been hugely popular on my blog these past few months.

Flap Fold Daisy Card

I love this one for it’s different fold.

 

Black and White Dragonfly Dreams

A different type of fold card I made for a Blog Hop.

Christmas Pines Eclipse

Merry Patterns Half Fold card

This one below was probably my favourite Christmas card though.

UPDATE: To make it easier for you I have a collage below ready to PIN of some of the favourites.  PIN this and it will bring you back to this post later.

So what’s your favourite from this year?

What would you like to see more of?  I would love to know.

Thanks for sharing this journey with me this year.

To lots more creating and sharing in 2018.

Jenny

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ONE LAST CHRISTMAS CARD WITH HEARTS COME HOME – AND A HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

It’s my last Christmas share today.  I made this one a couple of months ago.  So it is about time to share it with you.

This one I Cased from my friend Leonie who I think Cased it off Pinterest.  I have seen it on Pinterest anyway.  It uses the Hearts Come Home stamp set and the Hometown Greetings Edgelits.

The little houses were cut from Whisper White and adhered to a Night of Navy diecut circle.  The Circle is layered on to a Silver Foil Scallop Circle. Both are cut from the Layering Circles Framelits.  I had heat embossed Santa and his reindeers in Silver Embossing Powder too.

The Night of Navy card strip was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and I added some Silver Foil Strips underneath the piece. After wrapping around some Silver ribbon I adhered the piece on to a Whisper White Card mat that I had heat embossed the sentiment in Silver.  It was all adhered to a Night of Navy card base.

There you have it, Christmas creating is done.  I am looking forward to packing all the Christmas stamps away and now turn to the new Occasions Catalogue.  I can’t wait to play with some fun new products coming out.  Watch this space for more.

For now, I wish you a very Happy Christmas.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope however you spend Christmas the time is full of happiness and joy.  Perhaps you can take time to remember the greatest gift we have received – and it is not found under the tree.  It is one of Hope and Grace so freely given to us.

Christmas blessings to you and yours,

Love Jenny x

 

TAG TIME CLASS. LAST ONE FOR THE YEAR!

Just a quick post for you today.  Wollongong Peeps! If you still need some Christmas tags for your gifts then stop by this weekend.

TAG TIME CLASS

Friday 16th 10am or Saturday 17th 2pm.  Cost: $15

Make as many tags as you like in the time.  I will have a few samples you can copy or create your own with the papers and embellishments I have out.

Let me know by Thursday.

Jenny 

SHELL CHRISTMAS TREE WITH BEACHY LITTLE CHRISTMAS!

Another different card for you today with the Beachy Little Christmas set.

The tree was coloured with the Watercolor Pencils.  I did add some Wink of Stella to the larger shells although it is hard to see here. I added a strip of Red Glimmer Paper under the left edge of the white mat.

The Desiger Series Paper added to the Old Olive card base is from the Merry Little Christmas pack.

A simple, summery Christmas card.

Jenny

 

CHRISTMAS GIFT CARD/TREAT HOLDER CLASS!

Christmas is coming!  Now is the time to start thinking about gifts for family and friends.  Sometimes these gift ideas can be difficult right!!  Gift cards are always a great gift and why not dress them up fancy.  This Saturday’s class is all about that.  If you are not local to the Wollongong area you can get the kits for these projects sent directly to you.  Here are the details.

Christmas Gift Card Holder Class

Saturday 11th November 2pm.  

We have 3 very special gift card holders/gift boxes for you.
(Can’t make it? grab the kit)


COST: $20  Includes all materials.     NB: Chocolates are not included. Patterned paper may vary.  

BYO: Scissors and adhesives.

Please RSVP Thursday 9th.  Book early as seats are limited. 
Places are filling already so reserve your seat now. 

Can’t make it or you would like an additional kit to make later?? Kits: $20 each (plus postage).  Australia residents only. Includes all materials to make the 3 projects excluding the stamped images.

Hope to see you there,

Jenny

CHRISTMAS PINES ECLIPSE CARD!

I have been playing with the Eclipse technique recently.  You can see one of them a couple of posts back I made for a colour challenge.  This one is a Christmas one using the Christmas Pines stamp set.

The base card is Cherry Cobbler and the card mat is Crumb Cake.  The pine leaves are stamped in Garden Green. The Gold Foil bow is cut from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.

Have you tried the Eclipse Technique yet.  SO easy but so effective.

Create the Eclipse Technique.

The Eclipse Technique is cutting the words or shapes directly from a stamped card piece and raising them off the card

1. Stamp your card with your chosen images.  You can use a piece of Designer Series paper (patterned paper) too as an alternative.

2. For this card I used the Large Letters Framelits to cut the word out of the white card.  You can use any dies though to cut other shapes from the stamped white card or paper mat.

3. Adhere the stamped white card mat or patterned paper piece directly on to your Crumb Cake card mat and then adhere both to the Cherry Cobbler card base.

4. Raise each letter up off the card in its place with Dimensionals.

NB: I have seen on some tutorials that the letters were cut several times from white card.  Then the cut letter was stacked up and adhered together and then the stamped letter was adhered on top of that stack.  I don’t think that is necessary.  Raising up the letter with Dimensionals is quite adequate.

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Now you can go and create your own Eclipse card.

Thanks for looking today.   I hope your day is going OK??

Jenny 

STAMPIN’ DREAMS BLOG HOP – SOMETHING DIFFERENT!

I am joining in with the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop today.  You would have come from Jenny Hall’s blog (HERE) coming all the way from the US. Or you have just started here. Thanks for stopping by either way.

The theme this month is Something Different.  A fold, a technique, something we have been wanting to try but haven’t as yet.  Really! That’s an open minefield.  I like doing different card folds so thought I would try a different.

This Fun Fold really is simple but I think it is fun.  This is a Step card and  I haven’t done a Single Step card before.  For this I used the Night In Bethlehem Bundle.

I love how you have the stamps and the matching dies in the bundle making it so easy to create your images.  No scissors required Thank you very much. 🙂  I lightly sponged around the edges of the white card to soften the edges.

The sentiment on the bottom panel has been heat embossed in Gold. For the ground under the figures I used a stamp from the Timeless Textures set.  I like the effect that created.  Edited to add: The base card and the stamping is Cherry Cobbler.  It is a bit hard to tell in the photo. 🙂

As you are all busy hopping today I don’t want to take up much of your time.  Stop by tomorrow and I will have a tutorial for you to create your own step card.

For now you need to continue on with the Hop.  You can head off now to Sue’s blog HERE.  She creates amazing projects so be sure to stop by.

See you tomorrow for the Step Card Tutorial.  

(Edited to Add: The tutorial is now available at the next post.  You can find that HERE.)

Jenny

NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM CANDLE CLASS THIS WEEK!

I have a special class for you this week if you are a Wollongong local.  We are making a lovely Tent Card and a stamped candle using the Night in Bethlehem Bundle.  I am sure this would look lovely sitting on your shelf over the festive season.  This would be a special gift to give someone too.

Here are the details.

NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM CLASS

WHEN: This Friday 22nd 10am or Saturday 23rd 2pm.
Can’t make this time?? Let’s make another time to get together (or invite your friends along too).

COST: $20.  Please bring your own scissors and adhesives.

RSVP:  Wednesday 20th.
It’s important to RSVP early to be sure there is enough candles.

I hope you can make it.

Jenny

 

BRIGHLY LIT WITH FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES #278

I played around again with the Brightly Lit Bundle.  If I am not sure where to start with a card I take a look at some card sketches to see what grabs my attention and how I can work that stamp set in with the sketch.  I have a number of sketches on my Pinterest Card Sketches board (See the board HERE).

I chose the Freshly Made Sketches #278 one.

Here is the card I created.

The paper is the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  It is a bit hard to tell but I heat embossed the sentiment and the bow in Gold.  The lamp post is cut with the Christmas Lampost Thinlits die. I did trim the lamp post down a little to fit closely within the rectangle.  It needed something extra (of course!).  I added a few loops of the Gold Thread under the sentiment.  I do love this bundle.  Must play more …

Thanks for visiting today.  Have a wonderful weekend.  I hope it is a creative one for you.

Jenny

MASKED BRIGHTLY LIT!

I finally had a chance to quickly play with this new stamp set Brightly Lit. I like it as it is something a little different for Christmas.  Not that we have lamp posts like these ones but that’s OK.
Usually when I first play with a set I head to Pinterest and CASE a card.  For this card I CASED one of Amanda’s cards at the Craftspa.com.  You can see her card HERE.

I liked it as it had a masked sponged background. This was my version.

To create your sponged area: first cut a rectangle in your piece of copy paper.  I used the Stampin’ Trimmer to do this.  You could cut any shape you like with the Framelits too.  Below is the rectangle I had.  It is 2cm border each side (or 3/4″). Have the piece of Copy paper the same size as your card mat (whisper white) to be sure you cover the whole piece.  You can adhere the piece on your card with some non-permanent adhesive in a couple of spots or hold the frame in place where you are sponging at the time so it doesn’t move.

I will try to do a video soon but just a note with the sponging: Start with your lighter colour and start off the inside framed area each time you pick up ink.  Move in a circular motion from the outside moving in and along.  I used Marina Mist.  Then pick up a darker colour and just sponge near the edge in a circular motion once again.  This time I used Dapper Denim.  You can lift off an edge carefully and see how it is looking if you like to.  You want to leave a lighter area in the middle.

To finish the card I adhered this to a Dapper Denim card base.  Then add the light post and lamps cut from Smoky Slate.  The centre lights were cut from Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment stamped in Real Red and then cut with the matching Framelits. I added a Silver Taffeta bow to finish.

I have another card with this set to share next time.

Jenny

The Brightly Lit Bundle is available in my store Now -> HERE for $72.   Please use the HOST CODE:  HSVFAXRX