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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Doggy With A Tie

Hello fellow crafters,
Yesterday was my brother, Peter's birthday.  Peter lives in Tasmania, so we rarely see each other. Last night I phoned him, and we finished up chatting for about 1½ hours. It was lovely to catch up with each other's news. He loves dogs, and has 2 gorgeous Pomeranian puppies. Aren't they the cutest little furbabies!                                          
Monty and Bella

This is the card I made for Peter.
I have had this cute Penny Black stamp for several years, and have rarely used it, so I thought Peter's birthday would be a good opportunity to use it again. The ribbon and striped paper are by Papermania, the embossing was done with a Cuttlebug Folder, and the sentiments are Stampin' Up (Brother) and an unnamed set from a Chain Store (Just For You). 
Promarkers were used to colour the image.
Inside my card matches the front.

Challenges I would like to enter:-
Brown Sugar #48 - 'Boy/Man'
Nutcrafters #46 - 'Texture'                                                      
Polkadoodles - 'Animals'                                                              

Until next time, thank you for taking the time to visit.
Jennifer. x 

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Rock 'n' Roll Girl Power!

Hello fellow crafters, 

My goodness, are you all starting to panic like me, about the year just racing by. I still only have 2 Christmas cards made (gasp!). 

I would like to welcome my newest followers, Katie and Stephanie, who are teamies on Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge blog, where we have a new challenge for you. Our theme this week is one I am sure you will love,
Thank you to our generous sponsors,

My image is Sock Hop Sweetie, a digital stamp by Sassy Studio Designs.
The teal panel is Core'dinations cardstock, which I embossed, then lightly sanded. I have had a small bag of those little gold discs forever; well at least since I first began making cards. I bought them with the idea that they could represent gold records, but have never had the chance to use them, until now. The black 'record labels' are just black cardstock, punched with an ordinary office hole punch, and a white gel pen dot in the centre.
Sock Hop Sweetie was a sweetie to colour, with my Promarkers, as usual.
Inside my card matches the front.
Shopping Our Stash #107 - 'Use Your Oldest Embellishment' ('Gold Records' = about 16 years old)
Sarah Hurley #81 - 'All that Glitters Is Gold' (holographic gold 'records'-hope these qualify)
Top Tip Tuesday #104 - 'Office Supplies' ('Record Labels' = made with office hole punch)
Passion For Promarkers - 'Name that Tune' (Old Time Rock and Roll;  & At The Hop)
Charisma Cardz #25 - '1,2,3,' (1 image, 2 music notes on sentiment, 3 'gold records')
Crafty Sentiments - 'Girl Power'

Image - Sassy Studio Designs digi Sock Hop Sweetie
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - from my stash
Embossing - Craft Too Music Notes
Sentiment - computer generated Ravie font
Music notes, confetti, and 'gold records' from my junk stash

For a chance to win great prizes, why not visit Penny's Paper Crafty and enter our 'Girl Power' challenge.

Jennifer. x

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Butterflies and Swirls

Once again it is time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty, and this week our theme is:-
Our very generous sponsors are:-

I was given Summer Breeze, a digital image by Crafty Sentiments, to play with.
The background was created by stamping Hero Arts Fantastic Flourishes 
with pigment ink.
I coloured Summer Breeze with my Promarkers.

I would like to enter the:-
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge- 'Pearls and Swirls'

Image - Crafty Sentiments digi image Summer Breeze
Colouring - Promarkers
Sentiment - Stampin' Up
Dies - Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circles, Scalloped Ovals, Decorative Ovals Eight; Marianne: Cheery Lyn Butterflies 
Flowers, pearl flower centres, and Stickles Star Dust from my junk stash

For a chance to win great prizes, why not visit Penny's Paper Crafty and enter our challenge.
Jennifer. x

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Condolence Lillies

Although we are not quite half way through the year, I have needed to make
so many sympathy cards. Those of you who have been regular readers of my
blog may remember my mentioning of my musical and crafty friend, Margaret.
Sadly, she lost her much-loved Dad a few weeks ago. He was quite elderly,
and had been failing for some time, but nevertheless, Margaret misses him
very much.
I think the embossing folder I used is called Trellis, although
I do not know what brand it is.
This stamp is one I have used for many years for sympathy cards.
It is made by Stamp it Australia, and I coloured the stamped
image with my Promarkers.
Inside my card is very simple, with peel-off stickers
the only embellishments.

I would like to enter this card in the Daring Cardmakers - 'Flower Festival' challenge.

Thank you for visiting,
Jennifer. x

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Happy Spring

While winter has just begun here in the southern hemisphere, the rest of the world is celebrating the welcome arrival of spring/summer.  In recognition of that fact, my card for this week's challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty features an adorable digi image called HAPPY SPRING , by the talented Kathryne of Stamp Art Designs. Thank you, Kathryne. 
Our challenge theme at Penny's is               
We want you to use 1 image, 2 patterned papers, and 3 embellishments.
Our lovely generous sponsors this week are:-

This little bunny is so cute, I decided to make a very girly card. 
The sentiment is a bonus that comes with the image.
Coloured, as usual, with Promarkers.
Inside my card is decorated to match the front. For a change, I decided to offset the layers.

I would like to enter the following challenges:-
Totally Papercrafts #170 - 'At Least 3 Punches or Dies
Scrappers Delights #1 - 'S is for........' (Spring)
Marianne Design Divas - 'Get Your Dies Out'
Stamp With Fun #215 - 'Green and Pink'
Animal Friends #3 - 'Butterflies or Bugs'
Cutie Pie #46 - 'One For The Kids'
Corrosive #176 - 'Animal Antics'
Deep Ocean #53 - 'For A Girl'
ABC #32 - 'I (Heart) Animals

Image and Sentiment - digi StampArt Design by Kathryne Happy Spring
Colouring - Promarkers
Papers - Forever Friends New Arrival
Dies - Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Rectangles, Butterflies Circles; Memory Box Clouds; Cheery Lynn Mini Dimensional Butterflies; Marianne Flowers.
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards

For a chance to win great prizes, why not visit Penny's Paper Crafty and enter our '1,2,3' challenge.
Thank you for visiting and leaving all your lovely comments, so until next time, "Happy Crafting".
Jennifer. x

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Birthday Penguin

Good evening fellow crafters, and "Welcome Aboard" to my newest follower, Fiona. I hope you enjoy your visits.

Can you believe that it is June already!! I am already beginning to stress out about the fact that I only have 2 Christmas cards made.

It is yet again time for another challenge at Pennys Paper Crafty. This week we have one that we are sure you will love, and we expect lots of entries, with plenty of freedom to unlease your creativity. Our theme is
Thank you to our 3 generous sponsors this week

From a selection of fun Bugaboo images, I chose this cute image, 
'Birthday Penguin - candle' to play with.
As usual, I coloured the image with Promarkers.
I have had this paper for about 5 years, and decided it was time I used some of it.
Inside my card is decorated to match the front.
Challenges I would like to enter are:-
Sandy's Crafty Creations - 'Anything Goes With Embossed Background'
Songbird #21 - 'All Creatures Great and Small'
Kaboodle Doodles #174 - 'For The Kids'
Creative Card Crew #37 - 'Punches/Dies'
That Craft Place - 'Dies and Punches'
Gingerloft - 'Critters of the Sea'

Image - Bugaboo digi Birthday Penguin - candle
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - Postscript Rainbow Balloons
Sentiment - Stampworld
Dies - Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circles; Cuttlebug Birthday; QuicKutz Scallops; Star (freebie)
Embossing - Fiskars Texture Plate Party

For a chance to win great prizes, why not visit Penny's Paper Crafty and enter our challenge.

"Happy Crafting"
Jennifer. x

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Hearts and Roses,

I would like to welcome my newest followers, Leti and NHHa, and hope you both enjoy your visits to my blog.

Today I would like to wish a lovely friend, Pamela, "Happy Birthday".
Pamela loves hearts, flowers, and anything purple, so I have tried to
include those elements into my card for her.
The lighting is uneven because I took these photos in the very
last rays of the setting sun.
I made the soft pink flower by cutting about 12 thicknesses of tissue
paper with a Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die, pushing a brad
through the centre, then 'fluffing' the layers.

Inside my card is very CAS.

I would like to enter the following challenges:-
No Matter Which #10 - 'Bingo' (ribbon, pearls,sparkle/glitter; die cut, flowers, sparkle/glitter; ribbons, flowers, bows)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe #126 - 'The Same Letter' (pearls, paper, purple, pink)
Rhedd and Rosies #7 - 'Blooming Lovely' (2nd entry)
I Love Promarkers - 'Dies (No Punches)' (2nd entry)
Crafting With Dragonflies #3 - 'One For The Girls'
Milk Coffee - 'Load On The Flowers' (2nd entry)
Fab 'N' Funky #173 - 'For The Girls'
Alphabet - ' 'H' for Happy'
Bloggers - 'To Die For'

Image - Digi Doodle Shop
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - Crafter's Choice Princess
Dies - Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts, Classic and Scalloped Circles; Marianne Double Frames
Heart buckle, flowers, ribbon and peel-off sticker, all from my junk stash

Once again, "Happy Birthday Pamela"!
Jennifer. x