Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Topflight Stamps 4th Birthday Hop Winner!

 A bit of a "drum roll" post tonight! Each of us who took part in the Topflight Stamps 4th Birthday Hop have the chance of choosing a winner from all of those who commented on our own blog post. My random number chose

Tammy P

Congratulations Tammy, do please quote my winners code BDAYWIN25JA

to claim your $25 dollar prize.

Thank you to the huge number of visitors and comments I received for my card and tag tutorial last week. I do so appreciate you all stopping by.

Happy crafting.

Jennie x

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Vintage Rosebud Flowers for Eileen Hull Designs

With spring just around the corner (hopefully!) what better time than to share a flower tutorial. We have an extra week this month and a few of us on Eileen's Inspiration and Educator Teams are sharing ideas for Spring and Easter projects.

The flowers are the perfect size for Eileen's Tiny Book Box.

And they can be made with inked or plain cardstock, patterned paper .... just about anything you want really to match your project.

If you click the link below you will go straight to the tutorial!

Small Vintage Rosebud Flower Tutorial

Happy crafting!

Jennie x

Thursday, 25 March 2021

TopFlight Stamps Birthday Hop!

It is Topflight Stamps 4th birthday and to celebrate, I have been invited to join the team and some other great designers to showcase birthday cards using the unique products available at Topflight Stamps. 

As Donna stocks a great range of PaperArtsy products I have created a birthday card and matching tag using Raquel's latest stamp release along with some new Fresco Finish Paints .... more about the card later in the post!
Please hop along with us and see all the beautiful talent from this group of amazing designers! You should have arrived here from Lisa Hoel's blog. If not, no worries, catch the details below.

Follow along here and if you get lost you can always start at the Topflight Stamp Blog.

Topflight Stamps

Lisa Hoel

Jennie Atkinson

Cornelia Wenokor

Karen Bearse

Dina Kowal

Kathi Rerek

Connie Mercer

Ericka Strange

Jenny Marples

Autumn Clark

Rachel Greig

Gwen Lafleur

Annette Allen

Of course, it wouldn’t be a birthday celebration without prizes! Topflight Stamps is giving one lucky winner a $100 Gift Certificate to the store. But wait, there is more, each stop on the hop has an additional $25 Gift Certificate up for grabs for some lucky commenter. For a chance to win, make sure to visit every stop on the hop and leave a comment by March 29th. Winners will be announced on the Topflight Stamps blog on March 31st. Good Luck!
And so here are the details of my birthday card and tag:

I decided to make a tall slim card and matching tag using single layer stamping techniques and Raquel's lovely new stamps to create a feeling of depth.
My video below on single layer stamping with these stamps shows how to use this technique with Raquel's latest stamps and PaperArtsy Paints and Satin Glaze:

I am no painter but it is easy to use these stamps to good effect with either paints or inks.

I used four individual Fresco Finish colours along with Satin Glaze. You will see from the video above how easy it is to combine the glaze and paints to create a lovely silky soft look.

There are some nice small sentiments included in the latest stamp release which work well on tiny tags.

I hope this little set will give you some ideas and inspiration for using these PaperArtsy stamps and products, all of which you can get from TopFlight Stamps.

Thank you to Donna and the team for inviting to me to share in the Birthday Celebrations!
Happy crafting!

Jennie x

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Chunky Folio for Eileen Hull Designs

 Hello and welcome ! 

It is the fourth Wednesday of the month and time for Eileen Hull's Educator Team to share their projects for this month's theme which is ..... more of the Chapter 1 Folio dies!

I have long wanted to create a book to house some of my favourite ATCs, many of which have particular techniques which I love but which are quite 3D and bulky! The ATCs were languishing in a box but I realised looking at the Folio Die I could make an extremely chunky book using the full width of the spine.

As the ATCS were chunky they needed to be stuck to some heavy paper so I used some very thick watercolour paper which was not very easy to decorate.

Having cut the Folio pieces from good thick board I knew I would have to use linen to hold it all together. There are no process photographs, but I have used the same process as my book HERE.

It was interesting coming up with a closure!

I have used an ATC on the front cover - one of my favourites using up old board letters, gesso and PaperArtsy Infusions. And the spine was large enough to take a full ATC as well. It didn't stick down very centrally so I had to add the key to even it out a bit! This is a wood board ATC and the text paper matched that which I had used on the front cover.

I thought initially to theme my ATCs aroud the months of the year, but I realised it wasn't going to work by the time I got to March, so after that it is a bit random. There are photographs below of the pages, but sorry there is little in the way of how they came together. Most of the pages were completed using pieces out of my bits box and anything that was lying around my desk. I must have got so carried away I completely forgot to get the camera out! 

Here is a short walkthrough video of the inside pages:

As always thank you for joining me!

Jennie x

And here are a few of the inside pages, not such great photography I am afraid as my camera was focusing on the outside edges of the double spread!