my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Thursday 26 October 2017

Baby cards For Rudolph Day

Hello, I am back from my lovely break in Spain with my sister, enjoying nice warm sunshine. It was back to reality on Monday when I came home to a chilly, grey and drizzly day, but having got the washing out of the way I made time to make these two cards for the Rudolph day challenge. They are tiny 4" square cards and were made with stamps from the free set with Creative Stamping magazine.The baby image is stamped with Memento black ink and coloured with Derwent Coloursoft pencils and sparkly gel pens. The mats are cut from lovely smooth glitter card that was given to me by my sister. I used circle dies from two different sets that were bought from The works on-line. The background papers are from my stash, cut to size and fixed to the card, and then I used my Tim Holtz stamping platform to position the sentiment. I stamped with the black ink but I didn't like the look of it much so I traced over it lightly with a sparkly gel pen to match the mat colours. If you click the the photo to enlarge it I think you will be able to see the sparkle. To embellish further I added a little teddy bear to one card and a tiny stamped and die cut bow to the other.

I am entering this in the Rudolph Day Challenge at Scrappy Mo's - Anything Christmas Themed. ( only one more RD challenge this year )

Thank you for you visit here and for your comments, they are really appreciated.


Wednesday 11 October 2017

Another BIL Card

Hello again, here is another Brother in law card. All the stamps used here are from a set that came with the Creative Stamper magazine a couple of months ago. I stamped the boat with  Archival watering Can ink and coloured it with Zig true colour pens and a waterbrush to blend the colours. I cut this and the blue mat with Lil'Inkers stitched square dies. I randomly stamped the wave stamp all over the front of the 15 cm. square base card using Peeled paint and Stormy Sky Distress ink. For the compass stamp I first smooched a small piece of white card with the same green and blue inks and stamped the image with the grey archival ink, adding the gold accents with a gel pen. I cut this and the blue mat with Spellbinder dies, and fixed it to the card with thin foam pads.

Apart from the base card this was made entirely from snippets and so I am going to enter it at Pixie's Snippet Playground - Just Use Snippets.

Thank you so much for your visit today and for your comments, I really appreciate the all.
I am going to visit my sister in Spain on Friday so I probably won't be around to comment much for a week or so but I will try and catch up when I get back.


Thursday 5 October 2017

Autumn Colour

I have several men's cards needed at this time of year and here is the first one. I used a large leaf stencil for the background, by applying Distress inks with a duster brush. The colours I used are Spiced Marmalade, Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. Next I stamped the Crafty Individuals tree stamp with Memento Espresso Truffle, and added the birthday greeting with the same ink, using a Gummiapan stamp from Swedish House Crafts.
I cut a mat of dark brown card a little smaller than the 15cm. square kraft base card, and trimmed the image a little smaller again and inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink.

I am entering this at Stamping Sensations where the theme is Autumn Glory.

Thank you for your visit here today and for you comments, I really appreciate them all.

Jean x