Saturday, 16 November 2013

50th Birthday

Hello Everyone,

Recently I was invited to a 50th Birthday party by a friend.

I made this card from old pieces of fabric
and some collaged and gessoed papers.

The continue the theme, this is the tag for her very nice bottle of wine (well I hope it was good!)

Jolanda x

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Birthday Cards

 I made these cards with lots of inspiration from Craft Stamper magazine.
The girl is a free stamp from a creative stamping magazine and the background stamps are Tim Holtz Stampers anonymous.
 I liked it so much I made it twice!

Friday, 23 August 2013

DL card

Hi everyone,

I haven't done a lot of papercrafting recently but have made a couple of cards.
I have mainly been sewing which you can see on my other blog: jolandassewingcorner

These both have stamped and embossed background - I don't think I will ever tire of seeing the 'magic' as the powder melts!! I just love watching it!

These are both for sale on my facebook page.

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Skyrim card

My son plays Skyrim on his computer for hours on end, so he had to have a Skyrim card for his birthday!!

I made the cover look like a book

I found a lovely image on google and printed it out twice to decoupage the dragon part.
The edges of the card are stamped and copper embossed.

This shows the pop up mechanism - it worked quite well and my son loved the card!!

Another ship sailing in the night!

Hi everyone, 
I've been away from blogging my cards for a while as I have been concentrating on my sewing blog!  
Hopefully I will have some more cards to show you soon!

 This is a birthday card I made for my dad.
The background is inked with Distress Inks and some splodges of mica mists for shine.

I tried to photograph the shine but its too difficult to get it to show!

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x

Sunday, 19 May 2013

art journal page

This is the art journal page I have entered for the Soul Scrappers monthly journal challenge.

Jolanda xx

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Out There in the Park

Hi there!
This is my layout for the Craftmania Challenge

The challenge is to use the items in the kit provided.
The photo was taken at last year's Out There Festival in Great Yarmouth.
We spent some time taking silly photos of ourselves.

I used various Marianne Design dies for the flowers and bird.

Thanks for visiting

Jolanda xx

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Here Boy!! Here boy!! - sweet doggy Cujo

I have just found a new macabre challenge site and their challenge this week is to make something to do with Stephen King!
I love his tales :)

I decided to do Cujo,

I found my lovely little dog by searching on  Google for a zombie dog lineart

His kennel is just some corrugated card painted with acrylic.

The flowers are Marianne Design dies.

I would like to enter this into the Haunted Design House challenge
Stephen King Knightmare!

Thanks for visiting!


Monday, 29 April 2013

new sewing blog

Happy Monday to you all,

I have just started a new blog to show my sewing exploits!

hope you like it!

Jolanda xx

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Fairytale goes Steampunk!!

Hi Everyone!!
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

I have been working on a challenge for SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk challenge;
'Fairytale Steampunk'
Can you guess what mine is?

 First I drew a wolf shape on some corrugated card and covered it with scraps of aluminium tape.
Using a ball tool I made lines and dots, then painted it with black acrylic paint and wiped it off leaving paint in the dents.
I cut some cogs and made them look rusty with embossing powder before sticking them behind the wolf's mane.
 My son allowed me to borrow some Warhammer paint for the blood! The colour is called Red Gore!!
I joined the lower jaw to the head using a key brad, so it can move up and down.
 I made an opening and closing eye like a camera shutter.  This was quite complicated but effective.
There is a lever behind the head to open and close the eye.
Yes of course, the fairytale is Red Riding Hood.
I really had a lot of fun making this and would like to enter into the Steampunk Challenge.

I hope you like it too.

Thanks for visiting

Jolanda xx