You are one in a million

Hey crafty friends, how are you? Today I’m sharing a sweet little card, perfect for a new baby or a special friend.

I started out with a panel of watercolour paper, and masked off the third to the left. On the right, I wet my paper and applied various shades of blue watercolour paint, from lightest at the bottom, to darkest at the top, finishing with a small amount of black to intensify the night sky.

I removed the masking tape and left the panel to dry thoroughly. Once dry, I dusted it with anti static powder and stamped several stars from Mama Elephant’s Wish Upon a Star stamp set in Wow! embossing ink. I applied Antique Silver embossing glitter and heat set, before repositioning the stars and repeating with both Antique Gold and Antique Rose powders.

I stamped my sentiment to the left using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

I then stamped, fussy cut and copic coloured the bunny on the moon, and added to my background with foam tape.

I hope you like! Wishing you all sweet dreams ✨️✨️✨️

Hooray!

I love this super bright and cheerful little celebration card! I made it for my lovely friend, who just aced the first year of her nursing course.

I started out by die cutting a panel of white card using my favourite Pink & Main stitched rectangle dies, then die cut the giant “Hooray” sentiment (by Lawn Fawn) from the centre.

I glued some acetate to the reverse of the panel, then added foam tape around the sentiment to create the shaker window, and the rest of the panel, so there would be no sagging.

Next, I cut down to A2 size one of the gorgeous patterned papers from the JJ’s Rainbows paper pad by Waffle Flower. I glued it to an A2 card base, then added clear sequins from Lucys Cards in the centre, before placing my shaker panel over the top.

To finish, I stamped, Copic coloured and fussy cut one of the little chicks from Mama Elephant’s Party Animals set and added him on with foam tape. The colours I used were:

Bird/star: Y17, Y15, Y11

Hat: B02, B01, B00

Supplies used:

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Have a wonderful crafty day!

Rainbow pawprints

A new crafty friend of mine is going through a tough time as her fur baby needs a lot of medical attention, so I wanted to make an encouragement card to let her know I was thinking of her.

I used a rainbow of distress oxide colours (crackling campfire, scattered straw, salvaged patina, tumbled glass, wilted violet) to blend a colourful background through the Pawsome Prints stencil by Time for Tea Designs. I used their mini stackable blending brushes which were perfect for this project.

I then applied some Nuvo Shimmer paste through the stencil, with a spatula and left the panel to dry for a few minutes.

While it was drying, I die cut the paw shape from black card using the Pawsome Dies (also T4TD). To create the sentiment, i used the new Simple Sentiments stamp set. I took the “never not thinking of you” sentiment, covered the first two words with masking tape, and stamped the rest with embossing ink on to some black cardstock. I then heat embossed with Wow’s super fine bright white powder. I added the paw and the sentiment with foam tape.

I popped my finished panel on to an A2 card base to finish. Love the rainbow sparkly paws!

If you’re inspired by this card, feel free to use discount code T4TJAYNE10 to get 10% off at the Time for Tea online store!

If Teachers were Apples…

I can’t actually believe it, but it’s my oldest daughter’s last day at nursery today! She starts primary school on Monday, so she’s gone in with presents for her teachers today. And of course, I had to make some handmade gifts, right? This bookmark was made for her key worker, who has been such a positive influence on her young life!

To make the bookmark, I die cut two of the smallest slimline die from the Slimline Scalloped Trio Circle Nesting Dies by Time for Tea Designs. I secured the add-on die with the three scalloped circles into the centre of the slimline die with washi tape, so that both of my panels had the circles cut in the exact same position.

I then added some acetate to the reverse of each of the panels with liquid glue. I added some foam tape around the edges of the panel, and around the three scalloped circles, then filled each circle with some clay hearts. I placed one of the panels over the other to seal in the shaker contents, and I stamped the sentiment from the School Days Sentiment set by Clearly Besotted on the front.

Next, I stamped, coloured and fussy cut several of the images from the same set. I chose rainbow colours to complement the clay hearts, and I attached them in rainbow order down the bookmark. And that’s it done – actually pretty simple, but I love that you can see all the way through the bookmark, it looks so effective!

Have a wonderful, crafty day! xoxo

Rediscovery hop – Beach theme

Today I’m taking part in an Instagram Hop that is designed to encourage you to dig into that stash you’ve got sitting in your craft room, waiting to be used! It’s about using your existing supplies rather than buying new, which is something I’ve been trying to do a lot more this year!

This month’s theme is Beach. I had a rummage through my stamp bins and found this amazing Lazy Dayzzz set from Clearly Besotted that I haven’t had chance to use yet!

To make my background, I masked off the top section of my A2 white card panel, and applied some Wow embossing ink below it. I added some Wow Clear Ocean embossing powder and heat set to make the ocean. I then masked off the bottom section of the card and added some Wow Cake embossing powder between the masking paper and slightly overlapping the ocean, then heat set to make the sandy beach.

I then added some Frosted Lace Stickles between the ocean and beach to make it look like the foam on the shore! Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment underneath the scene in Versafine black ink.

I stamped, Copic coloured and fussy cut my images, and added them with foam tape for some dimension, and that finished up today’s card! I’m quite pleased with how it turned out, especially as the background was a total experiment!!

I hope this encourages you to take another look at your existing supplies and give them a new lease of life!

Charlotte’s Naming Day

It was our youngest daughter’s naming day at the weekend, and of course I had to make a card to mark it!

I thought it would be appropriate to make a card with Charlotte’s name on it, so I used the Lea’s Ornate lower case alpha dies from Pinkfresh Studio to cut the letters from sparkly gold cardstock. I cut them again from foam and glued the gold cardstock over the top for some nice dimension.

For the background, I used the Folk Art slimline layering stencils, also from PFS, The colours I used were Concord and 9th: Parsley, Evergreen, Sorbet, Grapefruit and Honeysuckle.

I created the cardbase by die cutting two of the largest die in the Slimline Scallop Nesting Dies by T4TD, scoring one near the top and gluing the other on top. I then die cut another from the sparkly gold cardstock, glued the stencilled background to it, then added it to the cardbase.

I glued the letters over the background, then added a few raindrop jewels to finish.

I’ll also be entering this card in this month’s Simon Says Challenge (layering)!

Have a great, crafty day ❤

Trick or Treat – Lawn Fawn x Wow Embossing

Have you seen the new Trios that Wow Embossing have recently released? The thing I love about them is that often they are colours that I would not have thought to put together myself. One of the Trios that Wow! sent me to play with as part of my guest design spot recently was this Time Traveller trio. As soon as I saw it, I thought… Halloween!

I started out by die cutting the Trick or Treat sentiment three times from white cardstock. On one of the die-cuts, I pressed it into the Wow! Slow-drying embossing ink and sprinkled Primary Royal Purple over the word “trick”, Primary Sunbeam over “or” and Opaque Primary Fossil over “treat”. I then melted them with my heat gun, and glued the die cut onto the two other white ones for some dimension.

Next, I took a panel of white cardstock and ink blended Wilted Violet distress oxide from the top down, with a heavier application at the top, fading out towards the bottom. I trimmed the panel to just smaller than a US A2 size.

Then, I coloured three of the adorable characters from Lawn Fawn’s Costume Party stamp set (I’ll share a couple of colouring videos on my Insta – watch out for them!) and die cut with my Brother Scan N Cut (LOVE).

I glued the sentiment to my card panel, then added the characters with foam tape underneath, before securing the panel to an A2 card base.

I hope you like it! I love this colour combination!

I actually have a discount code that you’re welcome to use, to get 10% off anything you buy from Wow (either the UK or the US store) – it’s WOWDTJV.

Products used for today’s card:

https://www.wowembossingpowder.co.uk/wow-trio-time-traveller-6387-p.asp

https://www.wowembossingpowder.co.uk/wow-embossing-pad–refillfeestyle-tool-4233-p.asp

Happy crafting!

Sundae Sweeties shaker card

Hey guys, have you seen this month’s Papercraft Essentials Magazine? I was lucky to be featured in it this month, so I thought I’d share with you how I made this circular shaker card!

Products used:

  • Circle nesting dies
  • Sundae Sweeties stamp and co-ordinating die sets
  • Spooktacular die set
  • Cupcakes shaker filling (Lucy’s Cards)
  • Copic markers
  • Clear acetate
  • Liquid glue (Honey Bee Precision glue)
  • MISTI stamping tool
  • Double sided tape
  • Foam tape
  • Black cardstock (TFTD); white cardstock (Neenah Classic Crest 110lb)
  • White embossing powder (Wow! Embossing Super Fine Bright white)
  • Heat tool (Dovecraft) and embossing ink (Wow! Embossing)
  • Black Copic-friendly ink (Gina K Onyx black amalgam ink)
  • White Gelly Roll pen
  • Score board (Scor-Pal)
  • Die-cutting Machine (Gemini)

Instructions:

1. Die cut six scalloped frames from the Spooktacular die set out of white card stock. Glue a

circle of clear acetate to the reverse of one of the frames then glue the remaining five

frames underneath.

2. Using a circle die slightly bigger than the scallop frame, die cut two circles from white card.

Score one circle ½ inch from the edge. Add double sided tape between the score line and the

nearest edge, then add the other circle on top to make the card base.

3. Place shaker filling on top of the card base. Glue the scalloped frame over the top to create

the shaker window.

4. Stamp, colour and die cut the sundae image. Add highlights with white gel pen. Secure to

the shaker window with foam tape.

5. Heat emboss the sentiment onto black card. Die cut, and add to the card with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget I have a discount code for the T4T store which will get you 10% off your purchase: T4TJAYNE10 Happy crafting!

2 for 1 inky backgrounds – Wow Embossing

I love 2 for 1 techniques, and this one is so easy, you need to give it a try! Also, if you like a process video, I have a quick reel over on my Instagram page, so feel free to check it out!

To make my backgrounds, I used the All Squared Up Stencil from Wow! Embossing (Link)*. I chose a rainbow of colours from my Distress Oxides and ink blended onto a white A2 card panel. While the stencil was still covered in the remaining ink, I sprayed it with my Silver Sparkle Shimmer Spray from Time for Tea Designs (Link), then pressed a piece of A2 cardstock into it, creating a lovely shimmery rainbow print, which is the “negative” of the original stencil!

I then trimmed each of my panels down using my stitched rectangle dies from Pink & Main. On the first panel, I used the “Hello” sentiment from the Stamp Market (“Hugs & Hello” set – link). I stamped it in black ink, then again in embossing powder and covered it with Frosted Glass embossing powder from Wow! (Link) to give it some added shine. I added a few clear sequins, then popped the panel up on to a black A2 card base with foam tape.

For my second card, I die cut the Paper Hugs sentiment from Simon Says Stamp three times from white card stock. On one of the die cuts, I pressed it into some embossing ink, and covered it in Obsidian embossing powder (again from Wow – link here). I love the cool marbling effect this one gives! I then stacked it on top of the other two die cuts for dimension and glued it to my card panel. I added some rainbow coloured sequins and then popped it up again onto a white card base with foam tape.

*Just so you know, none of the links in my blog are affiliate links. I just add them for your convenience, if you like the look of any of the products I’ve used!

I also have a couple of handy discounts available – you can use T4TJAYNE10 to get you 10% off your order at the Time for Tea Store, and WOWDTJV for 10% off at Wow! (UK or US). Happy crafting!

Heffy Doodle Fan Hop

Hey, friends! Hope you’ve got something nice planned for the weekend! We’re having a few days away this weekend, for a MUCH needed chill with our girls! Today I’m sharing with you TWO cards that I made for this year’s Heffy Doodle Fan Hop! I love Heffy Doodle, and I’ve had this Sweet Stuff stamp set waiting to be used for a little while now, so I was glad of the opportunity to get to use it!

For my first card, I used an A2 panel of white card stock, and I stamped the lollipop image over the whole panel, changing the direction to give a fairly random appearance, while still keeping about the same distance between each lollipop. I used Copic colours in rainbow colours to colour them in, then trimmed down the panel by about 1/8 inch on each side, and adhered it to a black A2 panel, which I then added to a a card base. I then heat embossed the sentiment in white onto some black card, and added it with foam tape, and finished the card off with some Pink Moonstone Sequins from Lucy’s cards.

For my second card, I used an A2 panel again, masked off the bottom portion and ink blended Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac and Peacock Feathers distress oxides very lightly with blending brushes. I stamped the macaron image from the same stamp set over the ink blending, then removed the masking tape. I added a thin strip of black card across the top of the ink blending, then stamped my sentiment above it. Finally, I added some more Pink Moonstone sequins to finish.

This project is part of a hop taking place over on Instagram – if you check out my post over there (@card_days_night) and follow along, you could win a £30 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!