Sunday, April 10, 2011

Scrapbooking and Cardmaking and meeting new friends

I have three cards to share with you today, which we made during a crop Jean and I held.  We had a fabulous day and can honestly say we all have new friends made too!
~thanks ladies for making it really special and Jean for a stunning scrapbook layout which you can see on the Crafty Gal's Blog~

the first card to share is a Magnolia Tilda Wedding card, made with:
  • Magnolia wedding stamp
  • the sentiment was from a Whiff of Joy mini set of sentiments 
  • the bridge was made using a Quickutz cookie cutter die called Spooky Scroll
  • the leaves from a Quickutz die called Vine

  • and the flowers from the 2x2 cuttlebug set called Asterisks
The corner punch is from EK success and the first time I have used it - fabulous punch as the hearts pop up and the silver layer underneath shines through really well.
  • the label is from a spellbinders set of tags
  • the card is
  • coloured with twinkling H2O's

This next card card is suitable for Easter and Spring and great to send to family or friends.

I was delighted when I heard that Donna from Bearly Mine (gorgeous papers) and Tracey from Fred She Said (Digi Images with lots of different flowers and other themes too) collaborated in making matching decoupage / digi images and papers!
note: I have permission from Donna and Tracey to use a limited number of their digi prints in the workshop.
You can purchase the Daffodil set here, and the Bearly Mine papers here.
The card we made had lots of layering (we decoupaged the flower) and a bit of distressing round the edges, in spring like fresh yellows and greens - see a closeup of the papers and nestabilit layering below.


The sentiment is one I have loved for a long time (its only part of the poem by William Wordsworth, so google it if you want to read the rest, as it just says spring all over to me)

The last one to share to day is boxed shoe card we made from Coppernob's Toe Tapper Elegant Slipper templates (well I changed them a bit to round the toe on the sole of the shoe shape)
- the possibilities are endless with these templates.

 ...we made the slipper and added a strap; used gingham papers and made our own scrunched flower (closeup below) and for the centres, used home made dew drops made with a glue gun and these were coloured with alcohol inks

you can also see in the pictures if you look carefully, what we did with partial cuttlebug embossing and making the most of nestability shapes in creating extra layers using the outside shape of the die..
  • the flowers were made with EK success flower punches
  • the embossing folder is a cuttlebug one suitable for men's cards too and teams up well with any chequered or gingham designs - from a set called simply charmed
  • and the gingham paper was inked with red ink before being glued to the white shapes to make it 'pop'

I hope everyone enjoyed these projects, and if you have any questions about where I sourced the materials or about any of the techniques, just email me on the address in the sidebar.

Our next combined workshop is Sunday 15th May and if you would like to attend please send me an email or click here for more info.

Here is the fantastic LO which Jean did with us yesterday:

I will be back over the next few days with some more coloured and punched cards made with some of our most favourite stamp companies - Tina Wenke, Penny Black and Forever Friends!


  1. Thanks for a great WS Jess, your card kits are fantastic.
    Can't wait for May 15th !!

  2. Typical me to only notice this post now sighhhhhhh!!!!
    It was an awesome day Jess & it was so great meet new people,I loved all your trchniques & can't wait for Mays class x x x