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Monday, 23 March 2015

Male Card

Hi All,

I dont know about you but i always struggle with Male cards, i have had this Kenny K image for quite some time now and this is the first time i have used it. I have tried to keep the card itself fairly simple as the image really is such fun and being a male card i didnt want to overload it with embellishments.


Image: Kenny K
Papers: These are a British set i think i purchased from Do Crafts stockists ( i have had it for some time and not gotten around to using it)
Colouring: Copics
Gems & Card stock from stash

I would like to enter her in the following challenges"











Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave some love :)

Jox




Oh how i love Hannah Lynn Images - Love Yellow it is so cheerful and summary

Hi All,

Back with my second post of the day. All of you will know that my love of Hannah Lynn images borders on obsessional but i just love them. They are fun and funky and a dream to colour, i like that you can colour them in a variety of different ways depending on the look you are going for. I also love the colour scheme of Yellow, Grey and Black that i have used on this card and i am really pleased with the way she turned out. Which for me is a big thing because i often find i am my own worst critic when it comes to my card making.


Patterned Paper: Shiny Bright by Kaisercraft (i think its quite new so grab it whilst you can, there are soooooo many gorgeous papers in the range)
Image: Hannah Lynn
Colouring: My trusty Copics
Ribbon & Flowers from stash, all were white but coloured with Copics
Card Sock and gems all from stash

I would very much like to add her to the following challenges









Thanks for dropping by :)

Jox


Sunday, 22 March 2015

Seem to have found my card making mojo :)

Hi All,

Hope everyone has had a great weekend. I have been quite successful (at least i think so ha ha) and made a few cards that i would like to share with you over my next few posts.


The first surprising thing about this card is it isn't a square, thought i would try going with rectangular for a change and really pleased with how she turned out.

Paper & Card Stock, Ribbon and gems all from my ever growing stash :)
Image: C C Designs (had her for a while now and she is always such a joy to colour)
Colouring: My trusty copics


I would like to enter her in the following challenges:










Thanks for taking the time to check my card and i appreciate any comments left, it is always nice to hear from you all

Jox

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Sassy Studio Designs - Fun Card

Good Evening everyone,

Hope you all had or are having a great weekend. Cannot believe mine is almost over already, blink and its over.

For this card i wanted to keep things a little simple but still have a fun and classy card. This digi i purchased from Sassy studio Designs instantly came to mind, she is a lot of fun. Although i must confess i am not 100% happy with my colouring on this one but i know i still need a lot of practice. Speaking of colouring with Copics i am looking into doing one of the classes at Kit and Clowder as i have read a few peoples blogs that have done one and their colouring is awesome...definitely have colouring envy :)

I decided to go with a more traditional colour scheme of Black, White and Red, i really think it is a colour combo that you simply cannot go wrong with.


I keep looking at this card and whilst i am very happy with it, i cant help thinking it just needs a little more. Because i cannot place what it needs i have left it as is as i figure it is better than trying to add more to it and ruining it entirely, does anyone else experience this?

For this card i used

Paper, Cardstock, Ribbon and gems all from Stash.
Embossing Folder - Couture Creations
Image - Sassy Studio Designs
Colouring - My trusty Copics

I would be honoured to enter my card in the following challenges:


Thank you for taking the time to visit and i really appreciate any comments that you leave :)
Jox

Friday, 6 March 2015

Halloween Hannah Lynn - Can't decide if i am early for next Halloween or terribly late for the last one

Hi Everyone,

Well after three cards using the same patterned papers i felt it was time i changed it up. I went with a Halloween Theme this time, i actually can't remember the last time i made a Halloween card so it seemed the obvious choice.

Anyone that has been following me for a wee while will know that i utterly adore Hannah Lynn images, they are funky and a joy to colour. This is a new Hannah Lynn i had purchased and i thought i would go with the traditional Purple, Orange and Green colour scheme for my card.


For this card i used:

Image - Hannah Lynn (Purchased at Crafts & Me)
Papers & card stock - All from my stash
Flowers - Kaiser Craft
Gems, Charm and Twine from Stash
Copics - 100, G28, YR09, B14, BV08, W7, C2, E50

I would very much like to enter my card in the following challenges:











Thanks for taking the time to stop and look, it is always nice reading your comments and feedback.

Have a great week end everyone
Jox

Monday, 2 March 2015

I just love these patterned papers and i wanted to use them to make as many cards as possible

Hi Everyone,

I hope Monday treated you well, at least it is now closer to the weekend than it was :)

As you may have gathered from my last two posts, i am absolutely in love with these blue and white patterned papers by Fabscraps, now i do have a scrap bits box but i know what i am like, the pile just gets bigger and i forget whats in there so they rarely get used. So i used this as motivation to try and use up as much of the patterned papers as possible. I also brought a whole load of digital images over the weekend and it just seemed rude not to use them :)


I also wanted to try something a little different with my layout so please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions, i tend to get in my comfort zone and then everything kind of becomes the same...i guess you don't know until you play around and try.

For this card i used:

Image - Saturated Canary
Patterned Papers - All by Fabscraps
Dies - Spellbinders
Pearls - From stash
Colouring - Copics (same colours as my last two posts but the addition of B21 for her beautiful eyes)
Card Stock - Bazzill

I would very much like to submit my card in the following challenges:


Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read my ramblings.

Have a fab week
Jox

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Similar but not the same

Hi Everyone,

Told you i fell in love with those papers in my last post and as you can see i made another card using the same colour combos just slightly different from the first...nice to have my mojo back!


For my card i used to following
Imade - Sassy Studio Designs
Papers - Fab Scraps
Card Stock - Bassil
Sentiment - Simply B Stamps
Flowers - Kaisercraft
Gems from stash
Dies - Spellbinders
Colouring - Copics (Same as previous post)

I would very much like to submit my card in the following challenges:







Thanks for joining me and fingers crossed that i am back in terms of creativity and over my crafters block :)

Jox


Seriously where does the time go?

Hi All,

I really cannot believe how long it has been since i last posted on my blog, i guess time just has a habit of getting away from you sometimes.

I went into my local craft store and despite the fact i was going to be strict with myself in that i only needed card stock, i absolutely fell in love with the patterned papers i have used in this card. So much for being strict with myself :)

There is just something so timeless about a combination of white and blue. I also went on a bit of a spending spree on new digital stamps this weekend also and the i absolutely adore the one i have used. I think i will get a fair amount of use out of her.


For this card i used:

Image: Simply B Stamps
Papers - Fab Scraps
Die Cuts - Spellbinders
Flowers - Kaisercraft
Sentiment - Sassy Studio Designs
Ribbon, Buckle and gems were all from my stash
Colouring - Copics B39, C1, C5, C7, C9, E50, E57 + Marine Star Gelly Roll


I would very much like to submit my card in the following challenges:







Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by

Jox

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Hannah Lynn - Monica

Hi Everyone.

Well i know, its a shocking surprised but another Hannah Lynn image. I haven't used Monica for some time but thought she would fit nicely with the layout i was going for.





I was trying a few different things with this one, i wanted to colour her hair using a different colour to my favourite brown copic combo on E13, E15, E17 and wanted to stick to the Purple and Blue colour scheme completely. On my bottom layer i only embossed two corners and i actually really live the effect it has, it really lifts that bottom layer and really draws your eye to the image.

For this card i used:

Hannah Lynn Monica Image
Cardstock and coloured paper from stash
Ribbon (coloured with my trusty copics) from Stash
Purple & Blue Gems by Kaiser Craft
Metallic Purple, Clear Star & Blue Star Gelly Rolls
Copics - BV11, B16, B45, E50
Embossing folders by Couture Creations and Cuttlebug

I would like to enter her in the following challenges:










Happy crafting and thanks for visting

Love Jox


Hannah Lynn Dahlia Image

Hi everyone,

I brought this designer paper pad quite some time ago, its by Papermania i think. I must confess that i brought it on a whim as it reminded me of a dinner set my Nan used to have for special occasions, that white china with the beautiful blue images. I am still not 100% sure why i brought it as the dark blue is not a colour i usually use in my cards, hence why it hasn't been used before but the patterns are gorgeous and i am glad i finally got around to using it :)

This is one of my favourite Hannah Lynn images, Dahlia is such fun to colour.

For this card i used:

White Bazzill card stock
Patterned Papers by Papermania
Hannah Lynn Dahlia image
Clear & Blue gems by Kaisercraft
White ribbon from stash
Blue Pearlesent paper from stash
Marine Star & Red Star Gelly Rolls
Copics - G05, C1, B21, B39, E13, E15, E17, E50

I would very much like to enter her in the following challenges:








Thanks for visiting and happy crafting

Love Jox

 

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Skating Wryn - Have been looking forward to using this image

Hi Everyone,

Back again with another post, certainly a successful day crafting that's for sure. I enjoy it and i find it a great way to relax, well at least when i am not over analysing my work and stressing myself out LOL.

I purchased this image a while ago, i think i got a little carried away with my Hannah Lynn images and have neglected others that i have and today was about trying to use some of these images.





Isn't she super cute, i love how the image pops out when you highlight around it with light grey, its only a small thing but i find it really does make all the difference.

For this card is used:

Skater Wryn image & Sentiment
Designer Papers are by Kaiser Craft
Gems and Flowers by Kaiser Craft
Bazzill card stock
Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Stickles
Gelly Roll and Aqualip pens by Sekura
Copics: 0, BG05, BV13, C1, E11, E15, E17, E50

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:





Thanks for visiting 
Love Jox


Friday, 25 April 2014

One for the boys

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all having a great week end and managing to fit in some crafting :)

One of the challenges that appealed to me this week was making a card for a Boy, i always struggle a bit with male cards and figured this would be a good opportunity to push myself to make another. I have had this image by C C Designs for ages, C C Designs were the first digital stamps i ever purchased and i have not used any of them for ages so this felt like it was meant to be in a way :)

For this card i used:

C C Designs Image
Designer paper i have had in my stash
Card stock from stash
Spellbinders dies (Circle, Scalloped Circle and snowflakes)
Clear Star Gelly Roll
Copics: 0, C1, RV32, Y13,YG23, YG25, B23, B45, BV11, G02, E13, E15, E17, E37, E50

I would like to enter this little chap into the following challenges:





Thank you for taking the time to visit and i really do enjoy and appreciate any comments left.

Love Jox

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Inspired by Coops

Hi everyone,

This card i just wanted to share as i was inspired by friend Coops who makes the most AMAZING cards and i love how hers are so detailed and different. I love the way the layout highlights the image but also draws your eye to the centre image and she is so worth being drawn too.





For her i used:

Hannah Lynn image Mimi
Cuttlebug embossing folders, Swiss Dots & Swirls
Copics (but i forgot to note the numbers down)
Paper and card were from my stash
Gems by Kaisercraft
Purple Star Gelly roll

Thanks for visiting
Love Jox

Another creation, Another Hannah Lynn Digital image

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to enter several challenges with my next card and once i finished stressing over how to combine the different elements and came up with the following creation. It is quite cute and i actually really like how it turned out in the end.






You can tell how proud i was by just how may pictures i took and i hope you like it.

For this card i used:

Easel Box card tutorial by Joani which was super easy to follow.
Payton digital image by Hannah Lynn
Gems by Kaisercraft
Ribbon, Bubble paper and white brad from stash
White Bazzill card stock
Gelly Rolls in sky star, blue star, clear star, marine star and metallic blue
Copics - B05, B12, B14, B16, E50

I would like to enter this in the following chaellenges:






Thank you for visiting
Love Jox

Monday, 21 April 2014

Had to share my new Hannah Lynn Image - Dee Dee

Hi Everyone,

I saw that Crafts and Me have 20% off at the moment so figured i would treat myself with a new image for Easter, well 6 images purchased later...I couldn't wait to make a card with this image, she is such fun and absolutely gorgeous.

Isn't she stunning :)

For this card i used:

Gems by Kaiser Craft
Ribbon (coloured with Copics) & Buckle from stash
Hannah Lynn Image - Dee Dee
Paper by Primary Basics
Red Spica Pen
Clear Star Gelly Roll
Copics - C1, YG23, B16, Y00, Y15, Y18, E13, E15, E17, E49, E50

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:



Now i am off to decide which image to play with next, thanks for visiting 
Love Jox

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Beautiful Butterflies

Hi Everyone,

This is my first challenge card for a wee while and I used the sketch at Crafts and Me. It is a bit busier than I would normally make my cards but I enjoyed the challenge and I really do like the end result :)





I have had this pink and orange Kaiser craft designer paper for some time and I hadn't really come up with anyway to use it, I dont know about anyone else but I am terrible for buying gorgeous scrapbooking paper and then not have the heart to cut it, which can make things a bit tricky for a card maker ha ha. But it seemed perfect for this image along with the beautiful Hannah Lynn image.

I needed flowers for the sketch and I had none the right colour, same with the ribbon. So I got white flowers and ribbon and coloured them with my copics, I love this because I sometimes struggle to match colours correctly and this takes all the hassle out of things. I decided the flowers needed something more so I put glossy accents on them and then put some very fine glitter on them. I shook off the excessive once the glossy accents was dry and I really like the finish, it just gives the whole card a little more sparkle. The butterfly I actually cut out of the spare butterfly designer paper and then I shaped it on my flower shapping mat with my embossing tool to give it a bit more shape and I loved how this turned out.

For this card is used:

Designer Paper and pink card stock, flowers by Kaiser Craft
Hannah Lynn Digital Stamp
White Ribbon from my stash
Pearl Hearts from my stash
Spellbinders corner dies
Clear Gelly roll pen
Copics - R81, YR16, B24, E13, E15, E17, E50 and red Spica pen.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:




Thanks for taking the time and please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions, its always great to hear from you.

Love Jox


Saturday, 19 April 2014

WOW has it really been than long

Hi Everyone,

I apologise for the long delay since my last post...how time flies when your not paying attention. I have moved house since my last post and this one had a room specifically for a craft room, well that was the plan at any rate. Queensland being Queensland and the fact i only have air conditioning down stairs now means i no longer have a dining area and a rather spread out craft area LOL.

I struggled with making cards for a while and the more i tried to force it the worse it became, i guess i had the card makers equivalent of writers block so i left things for a while and recently came back to it and finding the hobby fun once again which is great.

For this card i wanted something bright and fun. I got the colour scheme from a friend at Docrafts, not colours i would think to put together but i really love the effect and may be a little more experimental in the future. Hannah Lynn images are amazing, although they take time to colour they really lend themselves to any colour scheme and it seemed perfect for this card.





I coloured my image first which took some time and then i mounted this on yellow and then link card. I then cut a yellow square and mounted this on pink card, i made my black card base and then cute a pink square. I must confess that i spent a wee while moving my pieces around the get the affect i wanted and i really wanted both the pink and yellow to show and this is how my current layout was born, it wasn't the initial plan but i often find my plan changes half a dozen times when making a card. I finished her off with a few black gems because with the bright colour scheme i didn't want the card to be too "busy" or detract from the gorgeous image.

For this card i used:

Black, pink and yellow card stock all from my stash
White Copic Card
Hannah Lynn Digital Stamp
Black gems
Gelly roll pens
Copics - E13, E15, E17, E93, Y08, E50, RV06
Copic Spica Pens - Clear & Red

As always please let me know what you think or any suggestions you might have?

Love Jox

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Another weekend, Another Card

Hi Everyone,

Hope your weekends have been fun and creative :)

Had a fairly busy weekend and wasn't sure if i would get to post this but glad i did.

For this card, i was going with the Easter theme and one of the challenges i would like to enter was a sketch challenge and here is my finished creation...


Isn't the image gorgeous, it was a new one i downloaded from Wee Stamps....i only meant to look and ended up with 4 new digis, i have no self control when it comes to craft goodies.

For this card i used...

Wee Stamps Digital Images
Card and ribbon from stash
Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder
Martha Stewart border punch
Kaiser craft flowers and gems
patterned paper free from magazine been in my stash a wee while
My trusty Copis and Gelly Rolls

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges









I do apologise for the briefness of this post but you cannot get Bourbon biscuits in Australia and i am attempting to make my own this evening and didn't want to miss the deadline on a couple of the challenges.

Wish me luck! i craft considerably better than i cook but i really fancy a Bourbon biscuit LOL

Thanks for visiting
Jox






Wednesday, 20 March 2013

French Pretty In Pink

Hi Everyone,

Gone for a bit of a French theme with this card and i just loooooove the digi image i used, it is the final one out of the four Sassy Studio Designs digis i downloaded and i just love them.


For this card i used...
Digital Image from Sassy Studio Designs
Digital papers from my collection
Black and Pink Gems by Kaiser Craft
Lace from Stash
Black card from Stash
Copics BG05, E50, E17, R37, R81, C0, 100, 0

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges




Thanks for visiting and come back soon
Jox



Monday, 18 March 2013

Sexy Easter Card

Hi Everyone,

Me again, seem to be in the right creative frame of mind lately.

One of the challenges i wanted to make a card for was to use the following sketch (well it was a choice of 2 and my St Patrick's day card was that one).


I also decided to make this an Easter themed card to match another challenge and i have recently purchased the perfect cheeky image and i have been dying to use her.

Here's my card


For this card i used..
Image by Sassy Studio Designs
papers free in a magazine (i think they are Pink Petticoat)
Flowers are by Kaiser Craft
Martha Stewart Corner Punch
Gems by Kaiser Craft
Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll
Copics R81, G05, E000, E00, E57
Spellbinders fancy circle die

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges






Thanks for visiting
Jox