Thursday, 29 September 2016

Just wanted to say....

Hello my crafty friends I hope you are fine and dandy and looking forward to the weekend. It's going to be a busy one here at the house of cards just had the delivery of the new Match Attax 16/17 so will sorting those out later eeeekkkkkkkk (don't like this part

Anyways I have a really quick card to show you whuich was inspired by one of my teamies over at polkadoodle  so thanks Alysha

The card is one layer card I designed everything digitally and then printed together on the paper I used for my backing papers then cut out and inked the edged (no distressing) and stuck down. The card is 5½" square so a lot smaller than my usual ones.

To make the card I used elements from the download/CD stamp ME collection summertime which you can get here I used one of the gorgeous papers then a tag that I copied and made slightly bigger for a matt. Then I built up the flower using images from the embellishment section and then madethe twiggy frame from the stem of the flowers.
To finish I added the short greeting "just to say then off to the inside to finishe the card
I used the same paper as on the front and made a white matt brought the image I made through and the word Hello, and Tah Dah....
Hope you like it and I will see you all very soon

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Happy Crafting
Jacki XX

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Christmas tree oh Christmas tree

Hello my lovelies how are you today I hope this post finds you fine and dandy. I am soooo excited to bring you this project .
This week over at Digi choosday we have another challenge for you. The DT  this were given the challenge to make a Christmas decoration blue and white (what!!!!!) as you can imagine my heart lurched and I went really cold and clammy I don’t do Christmas crafting I make cards with the occasional mixed media canvas(Eeekkkkk) Well I do now I guess,  I went on to youtube OMG what did we ever do before google and Youtube lol there were so many ideas and tutorials on how to make this and that my head was spinning, but at least I had a few ideas. Of course you know me I never go for the easy project I always throw myself in the deep end without thinking “can I actually pull this off????”
Anyway here are my projects the first one is a little taster a really easy peasy little thing I made after the main project was complete(because I printed off way to much paper lol) it’s simple bauble that you make by cutting out 8 circles (I die cut mine) fold circles in half the glue together adding some thread to the last section for a hanger and tah-dah….

For my main project (I was so excited when I had finished this as it turned out so much better than I was expecting) I have made a Christmas Tree yep you read correct a Christmas tree from paper

It is so easy to do (although very fiddly when gluing) all you need is a kitchen roll centre or of yours like mine wasn’t empty use 2 loo roll centres (I used 3, 2 end to end then cut a strip out of the last one to hold them in place) and your designer papers for mine I have mainly used papers from the Twiggy and Toots festive collection with a couple from work& play 5 holybobs.
Then you just make rosettes and attach to centre piece. 

I finished off with a double rosette and added the wording joy and Noel which I punched out into circles and added to these.  I know the theme was blue and white but I want a pop of colour as the blue I used was very pale so I added a touch of grey and a little red just to make it stand out.
So there you have my Christmas Decorations for you I hope you like them please please join us remember for you guys it’s always Anything Goes now so you can make what ever you like  
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Happy Crafting
Jacki XX

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Time to sparkle

Hello you lovely crafty people  I hope you ‘re having a great week. The weather has been very dark and dull here (ggrrrrr not good for taking pics) and the rain has been awful bring back summer!!!!!
I have another Birthday make for you today this is one I made Phil and me to send to my MiL as I said her birthday was Tuesday so couldn’t post until after then (and yes it killed me lol)
It’s an 8x8 card and I have gone for a clean and simple look 

The image is from of course Mo Manning and she is called sparkle I have coloured her with my Pablo pencils  then I cut out and distressed and inked to match the card
I die cut and made the flowers adding flat backed pearls to the centres then finished off with some ribbon tied in a bow.
To finish the card I created the insert in my usual style bringing through one of the papers and the image to tie it all together.
And Tah-dah…..
Hope you like it and I will see you on Tuesday with my latest DC DT make and I am so pleased with it can’t wait to show it you xx


Happy Crafting
Jacki XX