Friday, 31 December 2010
And this is what I have been making with them. I needed a little bag or something to put some little birthday presents in.So got out a bag and decorated it with one of the new Sweatpea stamps - Pinkie one of the Phunky Pharies.
I then thought a matching card would be a nice idea.
And then with the left over pieces of card I made a spare one
Monday, 20 December 2010
Instead of stamping in black and then colouring her in , I stamped in red and then put a little red stickles on the flowers.Then useing only red and white papers and embelishments on the cards. Just a nice change I think.
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
For my cards, I've been experimenting with several softer colour options than those on the sample sheet above, while keeping the red checked backing paper the same throughout.
Here's a soft blue and grey version [all coloured with ProMarkers]: Complete with twinkling Stickles accents and ruddy cheeks:
Another blue version, this time with extra red details:
And finally, a splash of pink and purple:
Again, the outfit wouldn't be complete without some Stickled trimming!
I've got a fourth colour option in this post over on my blog - Notes on Paper - today, where it's illustrating something Christmassy I overheard [you know how I like to keep my ears open!].
The full details of the Christmas elf sheet can be found here, and maybe I'll see you on my blog later too?
Sunday, 5 December 2010
2. Have you seen the latest products Jean's listed in the shop? There's:
- the December 'Alter That' kit;
- lots of new paper pads including ones from My Mind's Eye and Melissa Frances;
- and a half-price offer on some Tattered Angels Glimmer chips too.
You can check out everything in the super-useful 'New Products' page on the site, but here's a few of my favourites ...
This very smart Lost Coast Design lady caught my eye: The 'Mini Text Diva with Face' possibly a bit of a favourite as her legs are just like mine today as I've got my stripy leggings on! Plus, you've got to love a stripy-legged stamp haven't you?
Then there's a re-stock of this Stained Glass Flower border stamp:
At only £2.00 the border stamps always sell well, so grab yours while you can!
3. There's also some new Sweet Pea stamps available, including this adorable Christmas Elf sheet:
Then there's some 'Phunky Phairies' - one of which I've just used on a feature published in Papercraft Inspirations Magazine next year. I can't show you the full thing, but here's a sneaky peek of how I used the 'Jinx' design: 4. And speaking of Sweet Pea Stamps ... did you know that they have a blog which includes a customer gallery?
I've just discovered it and thought that some of you might like to see the work you've bought from Jean featured on the manufacturers blog, well, everyone likes a little bit of recognition don't they?
You can see the full range of Sweet Pea stamps stocked by Jean here, and below is just some of the uses the Scattered Scarlet design team have made with them over the last few months:Finally ... I also discovered that Sweet Pea have a challenge blog called 'In A Sweet Pea Dream' which seems to offer prizes to the challenge winners! So, get putting those Sweet Pea stamps to good use and make sure to let us know if .. or rather when ... you win!
I'll be back on Tuesday with the cards I've made using the Christmas Elf, but until then, keep those crafty fingers moving so the icicles can't form on them!
Thursday, 25 November 2010
I have used the jack in the box stamp on this lovely little plaque. If you were lucky enough to get those Echo Park papers before they flew of the shelves they are ideal for this project. I don't have any copics/promarkers either but I have used my trusty distress inks (which are in the shop) and a water brush to colour in the image. The Merry Christmas banner is one of my favourite stamp set from Purple Onion.
Finally a project isn't a Christmas one without a bit of bling and I have used stickles.
So why don't you pop over to the shop and see what you can find to make a Christmas project or two.
Sunday, 21 November 2010
but two different looks.............
I'm not a great 'colourer inner' ( I don't have the time, patience or the Copics) but these stamps are easy to do... just a few colours and they're all set to go...
You can find this little chap here
Hope you like him
Thursday, 18 November 2010
I don't know about you, but I love to use office supplies in my crafty projects.
Included in the same set is a selection of really useful words and numbers that can be used as stand alone stamps - even without the lined ledger background.
Here I've used the 'Quantity' and individual number stamps to record how many crafting friends I went away with on a retreat recently:
And on each page I've used the 'Name' stamp to record exactly who those people were! Not that I'm likely to forget ... but it does add something to the page:
Finally I used the 'Date' and 'Description' stamps to add a few extra details to the back of my mini 'facebook': If after ogling the 'Antique Ledger' set you feel like indulging your own office-supply urges, you might also like ...
The Purple Onion 'Vintage PostMark Dates':
... or the more contemporary Purple Onion 'Date Me' set: ... and the Lost Coast Designs' 'Shopping List': All of which will come in useful for festive projects this season too!
Remember you're welcome to give us all a prod whenever you use a product you bought from 3DJean, that way we can hop over to your place and 'ooooh' and 'aaaaaahh' over your work. And we like doing that ... in fact the whole Scattered Scarlet design team spent the whole weekend doing just that with each other ... and I have my little book above to record it!
Right then, you get crafting and I'll see you very soon.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
These papers are a godsend when you need a quick card as the background is done for you. Even better when you need a card for that trickiest of themes .....Men! All I've done is stamped the cameraman image and it was ready.
So if you need a quick fix pop over to the shop and check out these papers they won't be there long
Friday, 29 October 2010
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Last week, those of you who read my blog, Notes on Paper, might have seen the first project I made using one of the gorgeous new range of paper roses now available at 3DJean.co.uk:
If you didn't already see it then this was the end result:
But, if you pop over and visit my original post you can also see the slideshow step-by-step tutorial I made to demonstrate how I built up the layers.
Once I'd made the first tag, for the card above, I carried on going using the same supplies to make more layered, ephemera pieces:
The base for these was a selection of blank kraft luggage tags and index cards from a stationery shop plus the following 3DJean supplies:
- mixed vintage ephemera from various 'Alter That' kits;
- strips of paper doilies;
- a Lost Coast Designs border stamp;
- various Tim Holtz Distress Inks and
I loved mixing the snooty fat Art Chix cat image with the cigarette card of King Charles!:
And I'm really pleased with how the contrast of periwinkle blue and orange worked here:
And finally, I think one's my favourite: As I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment on the sticker:
"She knew with the right amount of junk she could create a masterpiece"!!!
How about you?
It's kind of exactly how I felt about making these tags so I hope they've made you feel like looking through your stash and throwing together some random, eclectic ephemera ... topped off with a paper rose or two.
It's a great way to use up stash and try out new, slightly eccentric, interesting combinations of both imagery and supplies.
Thanks for reading today, see you in a couple of weeks time. Until then, don't forget to look at the step-by-step here on my blog.
p.s: If you're at all intrigued by the 'Flawed Work of Art' frame in the background of my photos, it's something I made for a Copy+Paste challenge last year, which you can read the full story here.
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Sunday, 17 October 2010
One Ice Queen! Hope you like her!
Friday, 8 October 2010
6X6 pads are great for cards just the right size , so here you go. Two of the cards I made with it.
For the orange one I used some of the Dew Drops. I dont normally use them , I know the other design girls do , but this time I thought I would have a mess around with them and liked the way I could use them round the apature. Then I finished the card off with a couple of the flowers we are now stocking.
Halloweenie (is that a word ?) but not to scary.