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!

Get Well Soon shaker

Hey there, crafty people! It’s Friday AND there’s a new release from Time for Tea Designs today!! It’s a really fun one, so go check it out (you can use my discount code T4TJAYNE10 for 10% off everything, including the new release!).

Today I’m sharing this Get Well Soon shaker card with you. I love a big sentiment die, so I was excited to get this one! I die cut it a couple of times from black card stock and stacked them together for dimension. I used the Nesting Frame Dies to die cut six white frames, and I also stacked five of these together to make my shaker walls. I glued an acetate panel behind the final frame, then added this over the shaker walls.

For the shaker contents, I stamped and die cut lots of the small images from the Get Whale Soon stamp set, and coloured them fairly simply with Copics. I wanted to keep the colour scheme quite toned down, as I knew the stamped images would be fairly busy to look at as a shaker filling!

I placed the little die cuts on top of my card base, then glued the shaker window over the top, sealing them in. I glued the sentiment to the front of the shaker window and finished it with some Glossy Accents, so it has a lovely shine! I also added one of the little nurse’s hats to the top of the “G”!

I really like this card, and I definitely think I’ll make more like it. All stamps and dies used are from Time for Tea Designs 🙂

Have a great weekend, and hope to see you soon!

Make a Wish

I’m honoured to be a guest designer again for Wow! Embossing’s new release, and honestly, some of the new trios are just amazing. On today’s card I’ve used my favourite, the Frosted Jewels Trio.

(If you’ve not already seen it, check out the hop that’s going on over on Instagram today for loads more design inspiration from the Wow team, and a chance to win a gift card!!)

To start, I die cut the Garden Trellis background die from Altenew out of white card, and adhered it to a white card base.

I then die cut each of the solid butterflies from the Lawn Fawn Layered Butterflies set from a soft peach cardstock, and the detailed dies from white cardstock.

I pressed the detailed dies into the Wow ultra slow drying embossing pad, and sprinkled over Antique Rose on one, Antique Gold on the second and Antique Silver on the last, before setting them with my heat gun.

I used a clever trick of Jennifer McGuire’s to add some dimension to the butterflies: take a small piece of acetate, scored about 1/4 inch from the edge, glue the 1/4 inch side to the solid butterfly (one on each side, with the acetate pointing outwards). Then, glue the detailed die cut to the solid butterfly in the centre only, folding the wings slightly upwards. They’ll rest on the acetate, giving them some hidden dimension!

Finally, I die cut a circle and stamped the “make a wish” sentiment (from Mama Elephant’s Scripty Bday sentiment stamp set) inside the circle using Wow’s embossing ink, and heat embossed it in Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder.

To finish up, I added a few Sequins from Lucy’s Cards (the mix is called Beauty).

If you’re inspired by the Insta Hop and fancy picking up some Wow goodies, you can use my discount code WOWDTJV. Visit Wow! at http://www.wowembossingpowder.co.uk 🙂

Christmas in July

It feels very strange posting this card on the first day of a heatwave in the UK! But the current Lawn Fawn challenge is Christmas in July, so here we go!

I started out by ink blending an A2 sized panel of Neenah solar white classic crest 110lb card stock with festive colours: candied apple, picked raspberry, mowed lawn and evergreen bough. I then die cut a panel using the Lawn Fawn Quilted Heart backdrop die, and glued it over my blended panel with liquid glue.

I then stamped out the sloth and some baubles from the Eat, Sleep & Be Merry stamp set and coloured them with Copics.

I didn’t have a LF circle die so I used my circle cutter instead. I ink blended the circle with evergreen bough and mowed lawn, then added some dotted lines around the edge with a white gel pen.

I added the images to the circle with foam tape, then added the circle with foam tape to my card panel. Next, I heat embossed the sentiment on black card and also added this with foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed this early dose of festivity… I’m now off to sit in front of the fridge to cool down!

MFT sketch challenge

I’ve said it before: I LOVE a sketch challenge. Card layouts and background ideas are one of the things I struggle with the most, so I love the inspiration that comes from following a plan.

So, today I’m sharing this sweet little card I made for the current MFT sketch challenge (below).

I used the You Keep Me Afloat stamp set by My Favorite Things, along with a background I had in my stash that I’d made with my gel press.

Copic colours used:

Bunny: E53, E50, E000, R02, R01, B34, B32. Bunny’s boat: B97, B95, B93, C1, C0. Sailboat: E77, E74, E72, B34, B32, C1, C0. Fish: YR24, Y19, C1. Crab: YR27, YT24, Y38, B28, B24, B02.

I coloured and fussy cut the images using the colours listed above. I then chopped up my gel press background to follow the card sketch layout and added it to an A2 card base with tape runner.

I then heat embossed my sentiment using Wow Bright White super fine embossing powder onto black card and trimmed down, then added this and the images wkth foam tape. To finish, I added some clear Sequins from Lucy’s Cards.

Thanks for tuning in, and see you soon!

CAS new home card

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing with you a clean and simple “CAS” new home card!

To create this card, I stamped and coloured some of the images from the Purrfect Day stamp & die collection, and then die cut the shelf from the Purrfect Day Scene Builder dies. I love the woodgrain detail that the die embosses into the die cut!

I arranged my images above the shelf and trimmed the row of books down so it would all fit. Then I popped it all up with some foam tape.

I stamped the NEW HOME sentiment from the Home is Where the Heart Is stamp set, underneath the shelf. Then to finish, I added my card panel to a vanilla coloured base with foam tape.

All supplies are from Time for Tea Designs, and you can use my discount code T4TJAYNE10 if you fancy picking anything up for yourself 🙂

Have a lovely, crafty day!

Sending crafty hugs

Hey, crafty friends. I’ve not posted much recently as I’ve been busy behind the scenes making lots of cards for a couple of upcoming releases! However, I did make this super cute rainbow card recently so I thought I’d share that with you today 🙂

I started out by die cutting four of the Stripes Cover Plate die by Time for Tea, from white card stock. I then used the die to cut rectangular strips from five colours out of the Gorgeous Gingham paper pad. I glued one of the white frames to a white card base, then inlaid the gingham papers into the rectangular windows. I then added the remaining three white frames over the top for some dimension.

Next up, I stamped, coloured and die cut the images from the Crafty Cats stamp & die collection. I glued these to the background, with some foam tape propping up the parts that were over the windows, so they wouldn’t sag.

I then heat embossed the sentiment on to some black card, added it with liquid glue and finished off with some rainbow coloured gems from Honey Bee Stamps.

I love how this one turned out. The rainbow gingham is giving me life on this grey, rainy Wednesday in England!!

Have a great week and stay crafty 🙂 Don’t forget discount code T4TJAYNE10 gets you 10% off your order at the T4T store but I also know they’ll be having a SALE this Friday, so don’t miss it!

Hello…let’s chat…I miss you!

Hey crafty friends, hope you’re doing well. Today I’m sharing a card I made with several of the products from the latest Time for Tea Designs release, which is packed full of stuff I love – movies, popcorn, retro phones and red pandas, for a kick off!

I started by ink blending my background using Salvaged Patina distress oxide- bolder at the top and fading out towards the bottom. I then die cut two of the Stitched Window Frame dies from white card and added them on top of the blended panel.

I stamped, die cut and coloured the bear and the red panda from the Hey There Critters stamp & die collection, as well as the phone from the Let’s Chat stamp & die collection, and added them to the card with foam tape.

I stamped the “hello” in black and die cut with the coordinating die, then heat embossed the sub-sentiments onto black card, and arranged them all on my card.

Finally, I added some Sequins to finish off with a little sparkle and shine.

Don’t forget to use discount code T4TJAYNE10 when shopping, to get 10% off your order 😊

Super Dad!

It was Father’s Day yesterday, here in the UK, and I made my husband this “super” cute card to celebrate. My daughter LOVES the Avengers so this stamp set from Clearly Besotted (called Super Pug) was a must buy!!

I started by masking off the bottom portion of an A2 piece of watercolour card – I used Daler Rowney hot pressed paper. The masking tape I used was the Heffy Doodle blue tape, which I love, its so broad and low tack.

I stamped the cityscape image from the set in Wow! Embossing ink, and heat embossed with their super fine bright white powder. Then, I wet the area with clean water and applied colour with Karin markers.

The colours I used were: Black, Royal Blue, Arctic Blue and Cyan. I applied them directly to my craft mat, then picked the colour up with a watercolour brush and applied it to the card, darkest at the bottom, getting lighter toward the top.

After it dried, I stamped the sentiment in black ink and added the Captain America Pug from the stamp set, popped up with foam tape.

I Copic coloured the Pug, using the following colours:

Blues: B99, B97, B04. Reds: R35, R24. Whites: C1 for shading. Pug: E33, E51, E50 (face) and E25, E23 (mouth).

Of course, I finished by adding highlights with my beloved Gelly Roll pen, then used tape runner to add the card front to a card base.

I really enjoyed making this card! If you’d like to see the process in action, check out the reel on my IG!

Lots of crafty hugs XO

Lucky Duck Bookmark

Hey friends, I thought I’d share something a bit different today! I recently made this shaker bookmark for a friend, as a little bit of surprise happy mail to include inside her handmade card!

I used this Tulip die from Time for Tea designs to cut the three tulip shapes out of two pieces of lavender cardstock. I then glued some acetate to the reverse of each panel. I sprinkled a lovely spring-y, pastel-y sequin mix into each of the windows, then glued one panel on top of the other, sealing them in.

Next, I stamped, die cut and coloured some of the images from the Lucky Ducks stamp and die set, and glued them to the front of my bookmark, along with a couple of the sentiment stamps “I’m a Lucky Duck”… “to have you as my friend”.

Finally, I punched a hole at the top of the bookmark and tied in some pink organza ribbon to finish. I think it has a lovely cheerful, spring vibe to it – what do you think?

Don’t forget discount code T4TJAYNE10 will get you 10% off your next order at the T4T store 🙂