Wednesday, 29 December 2010

With Love on your special day-Joanna Sheen Enchanted Dreams

This 8x8 square card was a sample card made for the launch of Enchanted Dreams by Joanna Sheen on Create & Craft tv.
I printed the beautiful image onto glossy photo paper and printed a sheet of the backing paper onto good quality printer paper, which i mounted onto the 8x8 card,then i laid a layer of vellum across the backing paper to give a subtle effect to the backing paper, as the image is so intense it would get lost with a busy background,i think.
The sentiment is from the interactive section of the cd.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Joanna Sheen Sample from Enchanted Dreams

Just trying to catch up with my posts before the New Year ones start coming on TV!
Here is a gatefold card made using several images and bookmarks from Joanna Sheens Enchanted Dreams,
I love all the purples in the images!




Saturday, 18 December 2010

MAGAZINE WORK... CREATIVE CARDMAKING-VINTAGE CARDS SPECIAL


Very pleased to show one of my projects in the latest Creative Papercraft Magazine Special-Vintage Cards. By Practical Publishing


This is featured in the 'Dimension cards' section and is made using Crafters Companion Platinum Popcorn Bear Romance cd- 3d frame card, with co-ordinating backing papers, it gives a step by step in the magazine, along with quite few more of my cards.

Sisters Love-Joanna Sheen Enchanted Dreams


Here is one of my samples cards for Joanna Sheens launch of Enchanted Dreams on Create & Craft.
This is a large a4 card, i used the image sheet of the beautiful ladies and then printed an a4 portrait inset for the back of the card, cutting into the butterflies so i could slide the image behind the butterflies to frame the image perfectly!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

A Joanna Sheen sample for launch of Enchanted Dreams

Sorry for my absence, i've been so busy havent had time to post any pic and got a new pc and have not got used to the new photoshop software, as had old on my now deceased laptop!
Here is my easel card made using the beautiful images from the Enchanted Dreams cd, for the launch on Create & Craft on last Sunday.
For this card, i printed onto acetate, then covered to none printed side with pva glue and then added holographic glitter all over it, when the glue dries, it goes clear just shows the glitter sparkling through the image.
Ps cant find the crop button either lol!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Another Scrapbook page on today the day of Remembrance and Thanks!



Here is an 8x8 digital scrapbook page, using the fantastic Scrapbook Artist 2 set of cd's, by Serif,
The images are of my Niece who is currently serving in Afganistan in the US Army and a picture of my Grandad, who served in the 2nd world war, in the Medical core of the British Army! And when he received his veterans award at the age of 94 recently.

.....LEST WE FORGET

                                    
                                                                                                  

As November 11th approaches ~ A Soldier is somewhere in the world tonight missing their family while you are safe at home. In the minute it takesyou to read this, Military Members all over the world are not only saving lives, but they are also sacrificing their own life for your.........freedom. Re-post,... if you wish, to show that you appreciate our Troops


.......ON THE
11TH HOUR OF THE
11TH DAY OF THE
11TH MONTH
WE SHALL REMEMBER!........

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Reddy Steady Craft!

Watch now with Sara, for
Reddy Decoupage.
Here are some samples to give you a taster.








 Just a few of the Cute Christmas Morehead Decoupage.


OCCUPATION AND HOBBIES SAVER DEAL-CREATE & CRAFT NOW!

At the moment Sara is showing on Create & Craft Occupation and Hobbies massive cd set,which comes with the 3d builder, to make your own models, here are a few from the show!



Thursday, 4 November 2010

SWALK 2-BABY GIRL

Here is a little sample c6 card made using the 'BABY GIRL' SWALK2 set of stamps and the backing paper is from the SWALK2 CD, for the launch of SWALK2 on Create & Craft.
 I stamped lots of images,using Tim Holtz distress inks,water and a paint brush to add colour, then i cut out large to small layers of the images and made up into decoupage by using Collall Glue Gel. The backing paper is ofcourse sprayed with Silver 'Spray and Sparkle' 

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Serif Scrapbook Artist 2

I've been having a play with the new set of  Serif-Scrapbook Artist 2- Digital Scrapbooking.
Now i dont normally do Scrapbooking pages,just dont have the time to fit it in to my crafting, i love looking at others though!
It's my sons 16th Birthday in a few days so i thought i'd have a go,so i can send pics to my mum and dad.
This is an 8x8 page using the commando digikit, i havent been able to get on very far with Serif  before,apart from putting on the watermark, but atlast this set of discs comes with individual booklets for each of the digikit disc's and the main programme has a huge booklet of how to make your scrapbook pages!!
Welldone Serif!!

Friday, 29 October 2010

SWALK2- WITH SYMPATHY

Here is another sample for the Pick of the week on Create & Craft, which finished today,of
SWALK2
This is using the most touching image 'With Sympathy' . I think less is more with this card, as the image says it all!
I used Tim Holtz Distress inks with a paint brush and water,to apply to the stamped image, which,as watercolour inks,i used stazon to stamp into the Spellbinders scallop oval, then added to the a5 Ivory Centura pearl card.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Finally... I can post pictures

Thankyou to the person who answered my complaint on Google help forum,as my complaint has now mysteriously been removed!
I was told to clear my cache and it appears to work,but....... if they hadnt changed their format iit wouldnt have been a problem, 'if it ain't broken why fix it!' springs to mind, so now i have the dilemma of ...
Do i stay with blogger,which i have worked out how to add widgets,links,backgrouns,headers, or do i try to work my way round word press????

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Checkout the SWALK2 sneek peek on my new blog!

Go over to my new blog and have a look at a sneek peek of the SWALK2 launch, i've lost a week thanks to blogger!!

Here is my new blog,same name

Im now over on Wordpress

Please follow me over to my new blog, I've imported all my posts and I can post pictures!!!!!
Enjay's Craft Pages  at Word press here

WORDPRESS SEEMS A GOOD OPTION RIGHT NOW!!!!!

Well cant post any pics on my blog it wont let me!! Arrrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhh!!!!!!!

Friday, 15 October 2010

Adorables frame card

Here is one of my samples for Jayne Nestorenko's Adorables Cd and stamps.
This is a large a4 card and made using the frame card and decoupage from the cd and also I printed the alphabet out for 'for you', then added the backing paper and boarder, all from the cd and covered with a generous helping of silver Spray & Sparkle!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Quilled Choir Boy


Here is a Quilled Choir Boy i made, by adapting the Bride and groom i posted last week.
He also stands approx 2.5 ins high, i think these would look great as table decorations or hung on the tree, but also on a cake!


Tuesday, 12 October 2010

finding pics not shown on here


Here is a clock i made using Jayne Nestorenko's Christmas cd,Winters Tale,from last year, the actually clock house,is the nativity in the cd and i adapted it into the clock, this also was before i ever had a craft robo so was lovingly all cutout by hand.
I stamp the Cute companion image and attached her to a piece of acetate to make her appear to stand freely. The ivy is made using Crafter Companion embossing board and cutting out and colouring with watercolour pencils,then spraying with Spray & Shine.

The stars were punched out using 'Creative Memories' punch,which are a party plan company.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Flower Lady-Sheena Douglass

Here is another card sample for Sheena Douglass new range of stamps.
This is from Wouldn' it be lovely, i used heavy weight water colour paper and derwent water colour pencils.
Inside the aperture i used backing paper from Jayne Nestorenko's Adorable cd.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Christmas Candle

Here is a technique i've been meaning to try for ages and Christmas is perfect for Candles!
This is made with the free gift in the new November Issue 80 of Quick Cards Made Easy.
The free gift is a sheet of cute Christmas stamps by Alys Paterson.
Heres how i decorated the candle:-
You will need:-
Tissue paper,
A sponge & water,
Scissors,
Heatgun,
Ink pad, Stazon if using pencils or Memento if using alcohol based pens like,Promarkers or Copics
Colouring medium, I used Promarkers and Sakura gel pens.
How to:-
I Stamped my images onto Tissue paper and cut around the images to remove excess tissue paper,you can just use a strip.
On the reverse of the tissue paper i dampened with a sponge & water, make sure you dont saturate the tissue paper or it will break up.
I added it to the candle,carefully smoothing to make sure it was clinging to the candle, then with the heat gun,not too close,I heated the tissue,it will start to dry,then seem to dissapear into the candle,leaving the image,thats when its done, dont hold heat on constantly or the candle will drip,work your way across the tissue image until the tissue had adhered to the candle.
Leave to cool and you'll have a uniquely decorated candle.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Quilled Bride and Groom



Well.. i have been having a play,not for any other reason than I wanted to, i like to do something completely different and stretch my brain.


This couple is made souly from Quilling, they stand approx 2.5 ins high.


The Bride Groom has a dickie bow




The Bride has barrell curls and holds her bouquet.



And she has her veil at the back


The design is shown in PAPER QUILLING FOR THE FIRST TIME by Alli Bartkowski





Thursday, 7 October 2010

Wouldn' it be lovely -Marvelous!

Here is another samples for Sheena Douglass' new range of stamps,
I used a frame from Jayne Nestorenko's cd and coloured the lady to compliment it, i decoupaged her, by stamping 5 or 6 images and cutting them accordingly,to give he a 3d appearance.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Christmas plate and box

Here is the latest download from
She asked me to make it up for her, using her GSD file for the Craft Robo, it comes with the stand and box, i sprayed with Spray & Sparkle to give a frosty,twinkly effect.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Oh Christmas Tree. Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are thou branches....

Well... I have finally had time to make this little beauty!
I fell in love with this as soon as i saw it, this is my first attempt at the design so needs a bit of fine tuning!
It has been made by using my Craft Robo and the files from the wonderful
Tina Fitch of
You can buy the file in GSD or other formats, i sprayed with Spray & Sparkle to give the lovely sparkle.
Watchout for the latest Christmas tree from Tina, i'll be having a play with that shortly!!

Monday, 4 October 2010

65th Birthday card-Joanna Sheen-Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady

I was asked by my mum to make a 65th Birthday card 'The Big One' for one of the nurses at the hospital she attends.
And i reached straight away for my stash of Joanna Sheen discs! My mum wanted a lovely bright,flowery and cheerful card and i just love this image from the decoupage section of Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady, i picked a different backing paper from the cd,to match the light green and yellow and using my new 'Marianne Creatables' die, i cut out the ribbon boarder and ran silver rbbon through the holes, my mum wanted 'The Big One' on the card, but i didnt want to detract from the beautiful decoupage, so i decided to add it in a tag, which i printed on MS Word and then cutout using SpellBinders Nestabilities 'Large Deckled Rectangles'
This is a large 8x8 sqaure card, so,as it was being hand delivered i made a nice box to put it in with a matching tag for the lid.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Mmmm...

Here is another card to give you a peek at Sheena's new collection launching tomorrow on Create & Craft 8am and 10am.
This is an a5 card using the stamp plate 'Bah Humbug 1'
I brayered the background with Tim Holtz faded jeans distrees in and Adirondack Purple Twilight,then i spritzed with silver Cosmic shimmer
I then stamped the roof top stamp and used Tim Holtz 'Antique Linen' to add shadow and depth!

TODAY'S Pick of the Week-Morehead Decoupage

Make sure you tune in today at 12 noon on Ideal World for the new
Pick of the Week-
Which is being bought to you by Crafters Companion,its the lovely
Morehead Diecut decoupage by Reddy.
Christmas and Everyday.
Here are a few of my many samples, you might notice the addition of Sizzix flourishes and Spellbinder snowflakes, but also, foil embossing, these were my purchases from Alexandra Palace,I finally bought myself a proper Hot foil Wizard, as I have foil coming out of my ears, i could resist no longer!!
Anyway here are the samples


This is a large a4 gatefold card, using the Carousel decoupage and the backpaper is from the 'SWALK ' CD
available from Crafters Companion.



This is an 8x8 sqaure card, using the Christmas Morehard decoupage, i used Sizzix-sizzlits flourishes, Spellbinder snowflakes and floil embossing, the backing paper is from Jayne Nestorenko's 'Adorables' wonderful cd!


 And here is an a5 card, made using Christmas Morehead decoupage, Specllbinders framabilities and snowflakes, Sizzix Sizzlits flourished and backing paper from Jayne Netorenko's 'Adorables' cd.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Something different,with Sheena Douglass new stamps collections

This Holly Wreath has been made by stamping & heat embossing lots of Holly images from
The new collection by Sheena Douglass-set Bah Humbug 1
I cut a ring out of cork, wrapped ribbon all the way around the cork and i tied a loop of ribbon to hang the wreath, then after using promarkers on the individual stamped holly pieces, i sprayed with spray & shine and then stuck to bound ring with collall glue gel.
Not long now for the Launch of Sheena's stamp range,Saturday 2nd October, 8am and 10 am!!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Distressed or what!!- Another peek of Sheena Douglass new collection


I really got my teeth into distressing on this a5 card.
Using stamps from 'Wouldn' it be lovely 2 '
by Sheena Douglass,which will be launching on Saturday morning 2nd October 2010.
I firstly cut a rectangle of watercolour heavy weight paper and spent a good hour,having fun and going with the flow, distressing it withTim Holtz ink,scraping with scissors and smudging with a wet & dry piece of foam. For the backing paper i used the small stamp of horse racing, which i randomly stamped, 2 or 3 times before inking,to give different intensity,using Centurra pearl ivory card.I then ripped across the card to give a rough edge.
Then i stamped the lady, usinf stazon, lots of time and using a brush and water used 'Vintage photo' Distress ink,again and added the colour and shading to each image, then i cut it into decoupage, so she is 4 or 5 layers in depth.
Classic Sheena, i added the shadow on the tag,that i had cutout using a Spellbinder die,first stamping with stazon and quickly rubbing out,to leave only a shadow of words,then i stamped sligtly above again,to give a stronger words.
The flowers i used Spellbinder die and cutout tissue paper,which i then stained with 'vintage photo' ink,scrunched the layers together and added a brad to hold them in place.

Check back again for more info and inspiration!

Oh the Joys of being a Designer! Sneak Peek at Sheena Douglass new stamps-launching Saturday

Well... how lucky am i to have been sent the new set of stamps by the Ultra mega talented
Sheena Douglass!
She will be launching her new set of stamps on saturday,2nd October 2010 on Create & Craft
Here is a sneaky peek at one of the stamps plates.
This card is made using images from the 'Bah Humbug 1' set.
I brayered the background,using Tim Holtz Distress inks,then stamped the image,using stazon and with a brush and plain water i washed the colour out to give the reflection/glo of the moon, which i had masked up before i brayered the background. Then,using Faded Jeans and Black Soot distress inks i simple used them like a paint pot and added shade to the buildings.
Stamped the greeting with stazon and heat embossed with clear gloss embossing powder,as with the holly,which i sprayed with multicolour spray & sparkle from Crafters Companion. These are also on the stamp sheet. The backing paper is taken from Jayne Nestorenko's Adorable Cd.
Keep checking back for more peeks!

Friday, 24 September 2010

More magazine cards

Well its finally arrived! The eve of Ally Pally!! Cant wait, i'll be there,so say hello, if you recognise me lol!
Here are some more of my cards from the new Card Making and papercraft magazine-Make Christmas cards.
These are all made using the download available.






And here are some more samples from the launch of Winters tale on Ideal world.



This is a large 8x 8 card using one of the Accordian images-one way
Then the other.



A large dl card using Spellbinders Blossoms


Thursday, 23 September 2010

Card Making & Papercraft Special Magazine-Make Christmas Cards

Heres a taster of some of my cards in the magazine,bought to you by Origin Publishing,which is bursting with Crafters Companion goodies!
Lots of inspiration and tutorials, see how to make my frame card and slider card, downloads papers,to use again and again ,aswell as a huge pack of a4 papers and an a5 double sided embossing board!


Make this slider card





Also see how to make this frame card, using the download.



This is an A5 acetate card, again using the download, i printed the base frame onto printable acetate.




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