31 March 2015

Berry Good Card Trio - for The Scrapbook Store.

This fun stamp and die set from Avery Elle has so many possibilities!  I couldn’t decide which of the cute fruits to use, so decided to make a set of cards using each of them.Fruit Trio 1
Card 1 – You Are So Sweet
I stamped the Peach image onto X-Press it Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it with Copic Markers (colours below). I then used the co-ordinating die to cut it out. I mounted it using double sided tape, onto the rectangle die from My Favorite Things. The ‘You’ die was cut from black cardstock five times and layered to give dimension. The rest of the sentiment was stamped in Versamark black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.
This was then all mounted onto some orange patterned paper from Lawn Fawn which was stitched with my sewing machine and layered onto a black top folding card.Fruit Trio Peach
Card 2 – The Perfect Pear
The pear was stamped in black archival ink by Ranger onto Ranger Watercolour paper (on the rough side). I masked the front pear before stamping the second pear behind it.  I coloured them both with water colours. I finished it off by brushing over the top with a little Wink of Stella for some sparkle.
I cut the water coloured panel using an MFT rounded stitched square dynamic and mounted onto patterned paper from Echo Park. This was also stitched with my sewing machine before being mounted onto a 5” square black top folding card.Fruit Trio Pear
Card 3 – When life gives you lemons
The lemon was also stamped onto Ranger Watercolour paper with Archival ink, although this time I used the smoother side. I then coloured the image with Water colours before stamping the sentiment in the same black ink. After colouring the image, I added a little Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the leaves before mounting it onto a white circle. This was mounted onto some lemon cardstock which had been stamped with the Polka Dot background stamp from MFT using Versamark ink and clear embossed. This was also stitched before being added to a square black top folding card.Fruit Trio Lemon
Copic colours used:
YR12, YR14, YR21, YR20, YR16
YG23, YG25, YG17

30 March 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #179

Following on from my previous post, here is the second card using the water coloured panel that I created.  This one is for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

Stamps: Stampin' Up! flowers and sentiment from My Favorite Things.
Cardstock: Ranger Water Colour card stock, SU! Perfect Plum, White card
Other: Ranger Distress inks in picked raspberry, dusty concord, tumbled grass and crushed olive. White embossing powder, Versamark ink, perfect pearls mist. 
Dies: Banner die by My Favorite Things, Linen impression plate from Papertrey Ink.

Fun with water colours for the SSSC #261

Oops! I totally forgot to link this card up before the challenge was over! I made it a couple of days ago, but had such a crazy busy weekend, that I didn't get to post it before now.

I created a large sheet of the background pattern after watching THIS awesome video on '10 ways to water colour' by Shari Carroll over on the Simon Says Stamp blog. It totally inspired me to create this background :)

After the watercolour was dry I spritzed the whole thing with Perfect Pearls mist, and while it's hard to see in the photo, it is very shimmery in real life!

Once I had completed the background I decided to cut it in half and make two cards from it. The first one was for last week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

Stamps from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Ranger Water Colour Paper, SU! Melon Mambo and Bazzill Marshmallow
Ink: Tim Holtz distress inks in Picked Rasberry, Tumbled Glass, Crushed Olive and Dusty Concord. Versamark ink.
Other: White Embossing Powder, silver 'Sprinkles' by Doodlebug. Perfect Pearls Spray.

26 March 2015

Seize The Birthday Challenge

Welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday!
And thanks to everyone that played along with us last time. 

This week we have no topping option, so get creative and come and share your projects with us!

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

All stamps and die-namics are from My Favorite Things.
Other: Copic Markers, Stitching, Sprinkles embellishments.

24 March 2015

Baked With Love - for The Scrapbook Store

I saw the adorable new Lawn Fawn stamp and die set called ‘Baked With Love’ pop up on the website and immediately had to go and get it. It is just so cute!
baked with love
To create the card, I started by die-cutting all of the pieces and then stamping them using Memento tuxedo black ink, since I was going to colour them with Copic Markers.
Once I had coloured them, I arranged them and layered some of the front elements up on dimensional tape. I used a die from the Blueprints 20 set by My Favorite Things because I love the stitched element on it.
For the sentiment, I couldn’t find a cardstock to match the Copic colours I had used, so to create the ‘Thanks’ I used white X-press it card and scribbled the same colour marker onto a portion of the cardstock before cutting it out. For the ‘you are sweet’ part of the sentiment, I combined elements of the two sentiments that came with the stamp set.
I wanted the background cardstock to match up with the elements on the main panel, so I used the cupcake and heart stamps in the set to stamp the background. I then stitched around the edge before mounting it onto a white card.
To finish it all off I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to add a little sparkle to the card. Which is really hard to photograph but looks great in real life bakes with love closeup
Copic colours used:
R20, R21, R22, R24
BG11, BG23, BG32, BG34
COO, C1, C3, C5
E40, 342

Sorry, I forgot!

I am still playing along with the fun 30 day colouring challenge being run by Kathy over at The Daily Marker. This is one of the images I coloured the other day from WPlus9, using watercolour paints.

20 March 2015

Just Add Ink Challenge #255 - Just add Eggs or Ovals

Hello friends!

Well with Easter just around the corner, this weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink is sure to give you some inspiration for those Easter Projects!

For my card this week I busted out a cute little Whipper Snapper Egg stamp that I have had for several years. He is just so cute!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs
Cardstock/DSP: Bo Bunny patterned paper, Xpress It Copic Paper, black card stock
Dies: My Favorite Things
Other: Copic Markers, white embossing powder, versa mark ink, Doodlebug Sprinkles

18 March 2015

You Rock! - For The Scrapbook Store

Since the rest of my family are all heavily into music, the new range of dies from My Favorite Things from The Scrapbook Store is a huge hit around here. Especially the adorable little iPods!
Oddly enough though, this card didn’t start out with the iPod die, but rather the background. I was playing around with the gorgeous Inka-Gold Old Silver paste and created the background using a Memory Box Stencil. I loved the effect so much that I added the sparkly gold iPod to finish off the card.
gold ipod

I cut the iPod out using Gold and Silver Foil cardstock but left the screen white so that I could stamp the image from the coordinating stamp set.

gold ipod closeup
To finish off the card, I mounted the white card onto some more gold foil and mounted that onto black card using double sided foam tape.
I then mounted him on some navy blue cardstock before mounting that with double sided tape onto some Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.

15 March 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #219

I coloured up this cute little kitty image from MFT stamps today as part of the 30 Day Colour challenge and so I decided to make a card with this week's challenge sketch. I cannot believe that I missed the rounded top corner on the card, so cross with myself! But since I had sewed on it with the sewing machine it was too late to change it.

This is the sketch.

And here is my card.

Stamps, dies and stencils: MFT Stamps
Other: Copic Markers, versamark ink, clear embossing powder, silver stickles, wink of stella clear brush pen.

March Sketch Challenge for The Scrapbook Store

Hello friends! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I am heading to the other side of the country tomorrow for a few days to celebrate hubby's graduation (he is receiving his PhD) but really wanted to play along with the fun sketch from The Scrapbook Store for this month.

Even though this is a scrapbook sketch, I have used the main panel to create a card and I think it works really well.

After die-cutting the window from X-Press It Copic Cardstock I stamped the bunnies using Memento black ink and coloured them with Copic Markers. I then coloured around the bunnies using a blue watercolour pencil from Prima.

Stamps: My Favorite Things 'Somebunny'
Dies: My Favorite Things window and layered rose Dienamics
Paper/Cardstock: Lawn Fawn
Other: Copic Markers, Prima Watercolour Pencils, black satin ribbon, white brad, white opal liquid pearls.

13 March 2015

Seize The Birthday Challenge

It's challenge time over at Seize the Birthday!
And this week we have a fun topping option for 
you to play with ...

Use a Sentiment as a focal point

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If your not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

I have kept my card clean and simple with a pop of colour this week! 

Stamp: My Favorite Things 'Chalkboard greetings too'
Dies: My Favorite Things Blueprints 15
Other: Doodlebug Sprinkles in hot pink, PTI medallion impressions plate.
Cardstock: Navy, hot pink, white
Ink: Navy

12 March 2015

The Daily Marker 30 Day Colour Challenge - Part 1


I have been playing along with the 30 day colour challenge currently being run by Kathy Racoosin over at The Daily Marker blog. So I thought I would share my cards here, but unfortunately since I am playing along on Instagram my photos are not the best quality as they are taken on my phone and screen shot from my Instagram card account (jodenes_cards if you are interested in following me there!)

The idea of the challenge is to colour a little every day. Even if it is just 5 minutes. I love that! Some days I have had more time than others, and I am also trying to use a range of colouring mediums in my projects.

So here are my first 9 projects that I have shared, along with what mediums I used for them.

Day 1 - I coloured this Tim Holtz Crazy Bird stamp with watercolour paints mixed with a little bit of Perfect Pearl powder for some extra shine.

Day 2 - I coloured this cute little Whipper Snapper designs egg stamp (full project coming to my blog soon) using Copic Markers.

Day 3 - This image was a digital download and I coloured it using Prismacolour Pencils. It is an A4 sized image so took a little longer than 1 day to complete :)

Day 4 - I coloured this adorable Lawn Fawn 'Baked with love' set using Copic markers. The full project using these images will also be on my blog soon :)

Day 5 - Another cute Lawn Fawn Set. This time coloured with the new Prima Watercolour Pencils and water brush. 

Day 6 - Adorable new MFT Somebunny Stamps coloured using Copic Markers. The card was using the sketch challenge from last week. But I forgot to upload it to their blog .. oops! 

Day 7 - An image out of a 'Colour Therapy colouring book' which I coloured with Sharpie Markers.

Day 8 - Some cute new MFT stamps arrived at my house this week, this was one of them! Full card coming soon. Coloured this one with Copic markers and used a white Sharpie marker to add the spots.

Day 9.1 - I called this 9.1 because it's not really a 'full project' and only took me 5 minutes to colour and put together. Dropped this yummy cupcake off to a friend, and thought the topper finished it off nicely. Image and sentiment is from Lawn Fawn and I coloured the cupcake using Copic markers. 

There is still plenty of time to join in the 30 day colour challenge if you would like, just pop over to The Daily Marker blog for all the details :)

Happy colouring!

10 March 2015

'Paw-some' card - for The Scrapbook Store

I couldn’t resist this adorable puppy stamp from Taylored Expressions. He really looks ready to party with his little chicks in tow doesn’t he! The great thing is it also comes with a die to save you all that fussy cutting out.dog and chicksI stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It Cardstock and then coloured it with Copic Markers. To get the texture on the dog’s fur, I put some ‘0’ Copic blending solution onto a clean facewasher and dabbed it over the coloured image.dog and chicks closeupBefore mounting the image inside the square frame die-namics from My Favorite Things, I used my sewing machine to add some stitching. I also stitched around the background and added a strip of stitched coordinating cardstock across the middle.
Copic Marker Colours:
Dog: E30, E34, E35, E57 & E79
Hats: G02, G05, RV17, RV19, B04, B01, B06, YG21, YG23, YG25 & YG17
Chicks: Y11, Y13, Y38 & Y19

06 March 2015

Just Add Ink Challenge #253 - Inspiration Challenge

This week over at Just Add Ink we have a gorgeous inspiration pic for you to work with!

I figured the butterflies would be pretty popular so I decided to go with the colour scheme and the circles on the bed linen to create my card.

Dies: Memory Box large circles, My Favorite Things banner dies.
Other: Kaiser rhinestones.

05 March 2015

Bird Crazy - for The Scrapbook Store

bird crazy closeup

These new crazy looking birds from Tim Holtz are not normally my style, but I just could not resist them! There is just something about them that really appealed to me. Maybe because a few of them look how I feel most days!I stamped this little guy onto some Ranger water colour paper in Ranger Archival black ink. Then I coloured him using the gorgeous new Kuretake Japanese watercolour paints. I mixed in some Perfect Pearls powder and a little water into the paint to give it a real shimmer. Hard to see in the picture, but in real life it adds such a pretty shine to the image. I finished him off with a cute little die cut bow tie.

For the sentiment, I didn’t really have a pre-made one that I thought was suitable to go with the befuddled look on his face, so I created this one using Milo’s Alphabet stamps from Lawn Fawn. I love that this set comes with multiples of each letter so you can create your whole sentiment in one go and stamp it together.
To finish off the card, I just splattered a little of the paint onto the background using the same colours I had coloured the image with, and added a few gold Doodlebug sprinkles.
I then mounted him on some navy blue cardstock before mounting that with double sided tape onto some Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.