Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Starry Christmas Decorations !!

Hello ! Just a very quick post today to share with you my little starry tree decoration ! I have abandoned my clay decorations - the clay was just not heavy enough to give the effect I was looking for so I plan to invest in some porcelain clay and then try again ! This star is made from layers of coaster board and is the first in a series that I am making ! It is blinged up with glitter glue, diamonds and glass glitter for lots of sparkle ! 

I am going to have fun making more of these next week ready to add to the Christmas tree !! 
Many thank for stopping by !! 
Hugs Jane xx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Choose Happiness !!

Hello ! Don't the days go quickly now Winter is approaching ? So few daylight hours in which to craft !!! I have a very simple card to share with you today made for my daughter Rosie - I also made a little clay tag to go with the card but this needs perfecting and will be a work in progress !! 

I have plans to make some Christmas decorations with the clay but it's not as simple as you might think to get a good finish - so lots of practice methinks !! 
Do come back and see if I have been successful !!! Until then - Happy Crafting ! 
Hugs Jane xx

Monday, 10 November 2014

Christmas Journal !

Hello ! I have enjoyed making this journal which I am sharing with you today - it is all ready to have this year's Christmas photos inserted with mate a few little embellishments ! It measures 12 x 6 inches and is perfectly sized for 6x4 photos or smaller  ! Based on SU Coaster Board - my favourite because it takes the ink so well - each page is decorated using some of the current Christmas stamps  ! I've chosen shades of red and crumb cake to keep it simple and and added some glitter paper and bling for sparkle !!! 

Well - that's about it !!! I particularly love the Nordic style stamp used on the front and back of my journal - this has lots more potential and I need to have a play !!! 
More Christmas crafting to come - watch this space !! 
Thanks for your visit !! 
Hugs Jane xx

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Ornamental Pine Christmas Cards !

Good Morning ! 
I love traditional Christmas cards which feature Winter greenery ! When I was growing up in the sixties many of the cards were covered in holly, ivy and pine and I wanted to re-create this retro style and bring it up to date !! I'm using a lot of embossing powder on these Christmas cards - it gives a luxurious feel to the cards and makes them a little more special ! 

This is a very strong image and doesn't need much adding to it ! The smaller card is cut away around the design and then backed with vellum ( just attached on the fold ) to add a little dimension . This is my favourite stamp set of the season and I will be using it a lot more !! 
Thanks for stopping by ! Happy Christmas crafting ! 
Hugs Jane xx 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

The Newborn King Card !

Good Morning ! It's such a lovely Autumn day here in Worcestershire - crisp, cold and sunny ! I spent yesterday afternoon finishing off some cards I had been working on and here is the first one ! I love this stamp because it really shows what Christmas is all about - the birth of Christ ! I also think it is very well designed and I have heat embossed it in gold to show up all the gorgeous detail and then sponged a background to create the scene ! 

I have just simply matted and layered this card with some glitter card to highlight and a little bling - it is a Christmas card after all !!! 
Thank you for stopping by to see my work - it's much appreciated !! 
Happy Crafting ! 
Hugs Jane xx

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Up on the Rooftops Snowy Card !

Hello - hope your Sunday is nice and relaxing - I am having a day in crafting for Christmas !!! I have a little card to share with you today which I have made for my daughter - she loves blues and still believes in Santa at the age of 21 so this was perfect for her !!! Lots of glitter glue has been used to create the snowstorm for the Christmas Eve delivery !! 

I've been in heat embossing heaven creating some lovely textures on cards - I'll be posting these over the next week or so ! Not long now - how the holiday season creeps upon us so quickly !!! 
Happy crafting and many thanks for stopping by ! 
Hugs Jane xx