Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Hello everyone...Genny here again. Today I'm featuring my new stamp from Hobby Art. Everytime I see these stamps they make me smile and I just had to share them with you. On the stamp sheet there are 3 different sheep and lots of accessories.I decided to put the bobble hat on one and the Santa hat on the other. I created an oval scene to put them onto..I just drew some hill shapes and glittered it.I had two different papers in my stash which I layered onto some purple card. For the sheep, I stamped them with my memento inkpad and coloured them with my copics,Then I cut them out and layered them on top of the oval.
For next week I will create some more christmas cards for you and some cards using these same stamps but not for Christmas. I like to know that I can get value for money with every stamp set I buy...so therefore I am so pleased that I have the option of using my sheep all year round.
If you like this stamp set..just ask Julie here at JB-Crafting. And as I always say she has an Aladdins cave of fabulous embellishments..always the best place for all those little must have dodads. So until next week...take care and happy crafting.
Monday, 28 September 2015
Hello everyone..Genny here. Well it's come to that time when us crafters need to be thinking about Christmas cards. Below are a selection of last years cards..all made using different mediums. The one above is from a paper pad brought to us from Joanna Sheen and available from Julie here at JB-Crafting Supplies. The one below is from the Stampendous Range of stamps..another line that Julie has a wide range of.
To decorate the cards, I always use a wide range of embellishments..either bought from Julie or die cuts which I have made using dies also bought from Julie.
The two cards, above and below are also from the Margaret Tarrant paper pad..produced by Joanna Sheen. Lovely images and so handy to have in your stash.
The other great way to produce your christmas cards is to find some cdroms and print your own. Below are two cards..one from a Joanna Sheen cd and the other from a Crafters Companion. Just ask Julie what she has available and you'll be off. It can be daunting when you are thinking about creating your own cards but once you get into it..you're away. I really enjoy Christmas crafting..it's not christmas for me unless everything is covered in glitter. At this time of year even the dog ends up twinkling...lol
So have you started yet? I have been thinking about it and the lucky thing for me is that I also work on another design team that makes christmas cards all year round. Some years I have a theme but usually I just work with lots of different types of images..digital designs, images from christmas themed cdroms and stamping. I find that I can work with the same image year after year and they're never the same. I find that I create different embellishments and that my cards will have a totally different feel every time. I have a stamp of four geese which I must have had for 15 years and every year it comes out and helps me produce a different look even though it's the same main image. So the best thing to do is to keep your eyes peeled for different embellishments to ring the changes.
So until then my thoughts will be on Christmas crafting. If you have started your makes..why not share them. I would love to see what you are doing. So until Wednesday...take care and happy crafting.
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Hello everyone...Genny here. After last weeks makes, I decided that I wanted to make a hanging flower to fit alongside my dream plaque and door hanger. I made this flower, managing to use lots of the little bits that I had hanging around my craft studio. I have always had a collection of beads..for the use in a bright idea that I never got round to..lol so I was determined to use them. I am hoping to get a better picture of the flower but it was a hard thing to photograph with no help. I will take a picture of it when it's in it's place in my bedroom.
The flower has beads above it and a string of beads at the bottom, which give it a little weight to hang straight. The flower itself started with an idea which I had when I was just about to throw a kitchen roll middle away. I cut it into six strips and then painted them with my acrylic paint which I had bought from Julies shop. I then attached some backing paper..again from the shop to the back of the roll strips. I then cut the petals out and glued them together. I created the strips of beads and attached them to the top and the bottom of the flower. I cut a circle of the backing paper twice and attached it to the flower centre. Onto that I added a smaller circle of glitter paper and finally added a large jewel to the very centre. I hope to make 5 strips of flowers and hang them along the wall in my bedroom. For all the paints, jewels and beads just take a look at Julies stock...it really is an Aladdin's cave of crafting goodies.
When I was about to write this blog, I looked through my photographs and realised that I had made quite a number of pieces to decorate my home. I have loaded them below,,in the hope that they will give you a few ideas. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
I hope that the weather is being kind to you wherever you are. Here in the mountains it can't make it's mind up whether to rain or not. I'm having quite a time to keep some wet cats off my crafting..lol. So until next time..take care and happy crafting.