Monday, 17 December 2012

Class Card – December 2012

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

Well got another class this evening but thought I’d post now so you can see what we have been up to. The Santa card has been made using an SVG file on my cutting machine and it’s from SVGCuts.com and the collection is called ‘Christmas Open House’. I used the ‘Swirl Flourish’ stamp ref: 0606023a for the pattern on his hat, the ‘Snowflake Flourish’ ref: 0305018a for the pattern on his beard and moustache and the ‘Snowflake Background 2012’ ref: 0305019a for the trim on his hat and the pom pom. For the box I again used the ‘Snowflake Background 2012’ on all four side and in the top corners of the lid of the box, the tree is the ‘Starflake Tree’ ref: 2400054a.


 All stamps are from Dimension Stamps

Class Card – November 2012

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

For this month’s card I used the November Project Club stamp set from Dimension Stamps and it’s called ‘Warm Wishes’ reference number 2300038a, this set is now available to buy as the project club members have had a one month exclusivity on this set. The ‘Snowman’ ref: 0303047a was the month’s free stamp to class members and is also available on the website.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Butterfly Kisses

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

All stamps are from DimensionStamps 

For this card I used the ‘Flower Powered’ stamp set ref: 2400075a.  I punched the corners of the white card using a Woodware punch, I think it’s just called notches, and then I masked off the edge of the card using the notches as a guide, and stamped the flowers using the poesy stamp with VersaFine – Onyx Black and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder.  Next I stamped the butterfly, and on another piece of white card I stamped it again using the VersaFine and heat embossed.  Using Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass I added the ink around the edge of the card making it a little darker at the top.  I coloured all the flowers and both butterflies in using Pro/Flex Markers and cut out the second butterfly, I cut off the tongue and the antenna as I already had them on the main image.  The pink and white background card has some swirls and stars on it, the stars looked a bit like the flowers and as I didn’t want too much of a background thought it would work quite well, so all I did was use the tumbled glass to ink around the edges of the card.  I originally scored the edges of my base card but after matt and layering everything it looked unfinished, never mind just carry on.  For the tag I used the Spellbinders – Back to Basics Tags and once I’d embossed it added some of the tumbles glass ink to the opening.  I used the ‘Word Perfect’ stamps ref: 1803160a for the sentiment and using the die drew around it on the pink and white card, cut it out and inked around the edges.  I added a little blue flower brad to the tag, but the card still looked unfinished so I used some blue peel offs to cover up the scored edges and also added them to the masked edges of the image.  I attached the tag to the card with foam pads and used silicone glue to attach the butterfly, bending the wing on the edge of the body first, adding the silicone glue just under the edge of the wing the give dimension.


Saturday, 15 December 2012

Love Me Mementos

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

All stamps are from DimensionStamps

 This card has been made using the new ‘Flower Powered’ stamp set ref: 2400075a and the stamp I used is the Love Me Love Me Not stamp, I've been seeing quite a few stamped images with subtle colours so thought I’d do this card using just my Memento inks and pens.  The white arch card was left over from a previous project so wanted to use it up.  I put my stamp onto my Stamp and Stash plate and added some Cantaloupe from an ink pad then using my pens added some Rhubarb Stalk to the flower middles and some Cottage Ivy to the swirls and then before I stamped onto the white card I huffed the stamp.  I used Dandelion on the flower petals, Pear Tart on the swirls and Lady Bug in the middle of the flowers.  I went around the edge of the flowers with a Tea Green ProMarker and used Cool Grey 1 ProMarker to define the flowers.  On the red background card I used the Rhubarb Stalk ink pad to add the tips of the flowers all around the edge.  The grosgrain ribbon from RibbonBox has the golden yellow stitch through it so it matched really well.  To finish I used some red Dew Drops from Papermania in each of the corners.

Chillax

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

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This chaise lounge is from the ‘Francais Couture’ ref: 2400074a.  I first stamped the chaise lounge on some red fabric but once I’d sewn it decided it was too dark, so stamped it again this time on some lemon curtain fabric I have (I will get those curtains made one day lol) and used some black thread to stitch all around the stamped image (I used some black VersaCraft ink to stamp onto the fabric) using some padding at the back.  I didn’t have any proper wadding so used some foam from the boxes my husband gets his computer parts in, I just cut it to the depth I needed and stitched straight through it.  I add some little black seed beads to the back and sides of the chaise lounge.  Once all the sewing had been done I glued it onto some mount board with clear drying PVA glue.  I used a red card for all the matting, and the background paper is from Papermania, it’s been in my stash for ages.  I stamped the text background onto the stripe paper using some Distress Ink – Scattered Straw, just along the bottom section of the paper.  I used the bow stamp to make a border, I thought the card needed another colour so the blue really helped, I stamped the bow using VersaFine – Onyx Black and heat embossed using detail clear embossing powder and then coloured in using my Memento pens.  The corners are from Spellbinders – Frame One and I used the same blue card to matt the bow border.  The white strip along the bottom of the chaise lounge is a 3D Gel Border and is self adhesive but also removable.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Jason’s Birthday

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

This card was made for my nephew Jason.  I used the Papermania – Typography Stamp and used nice bright Pro/Flex Markers to colour.  I used the Stampin Up! pricking template to add the frame around the text and for the background I used the ‘Jazzy Prezzie’ stamp from Dimension Stamps reference number 0502047a, before stamping the prezzie I masked off all the text first.  I used a yellow ProMarker around the edge of the white card before using a fine liner pen to add the black line, then matted onto some blue card before adding to my white base card.  This was a very quick card, I think it may be wise to make some more similar and have them ready so I won’t be in so much of a rush next time I need a card.
Thanks for looking J

Lime Corset

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

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I used black for my base card and wanted to put an aperture in the middle using the Spellbinder – Label Seventeen die, I did it but haven’t really been successful in getting a perfect inside because the outline of the die is always visible.  I only have a Cuttlebug so I’m a little restricted to the size of card I can put through it L so I used the cut out label shape on the inside to cover the slight lines, I used the text stamp from the ‘Francais Couture’ ref: 2400074a, VersaMark and some detail clear embossing powder all over the shape before sticking it onto the inside of the card in line with the front aperture.  I used the VersaMark and the text stamp on the front of the black card heat embossing with the detail clear embossing powder.  I then attached some acetate over the aperture on the front of the card with some high tack double sided tape (red).  I had a look through my card stash and found some pearlescent green out of a multi-pack from Create and Craft and ran it though my M-Bossabilities folder – Hearts from Spellbinders, before using the label die to cut out the aperture, then fixed it to the front of the card.  I used the largest of the two dies to cut out the frame and added the text with VersaMark and heat embossed before attaching to the front of the card.  I wanted to use some Cosmic Shimmer Mist – Meadow Lush on a piece of white card but I didn’t want to have all the spray dots all over it, so I like to use the spray with a paint brush.  I always shake the bottle until all the mica has blended, pour some of the Cosmic Shimmer into a paint tray a bit at a time, so used the brush to apply the shimmer to my card.  Once completely dry I stamped both the front and back of the corset onto the now green card using VersaFine – Onyx Black and heat embossed using detail clear embossing powder.  Once cut out I stuck the corset pieces on either side of the acetate using silicone glue.  To finish I used some black gems from MeiFlower on the green embossed background and used some green gems from JJD Cards on the black background.


Girlie Pink

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I thought a bit of paper piecing would look good while using one of the corset stamps from the ‘Francais Couture’ ref: 2400074a from Dimension Stamps, so I used a Tim Holtz paper pad called Vintage Shabby and it’s from the idea-ology range.  I cut the card diagonal and used both sides of the paper, the ledger side I left plain and the damask side I first dusted the paper with an anti-static bag and then stamped the French text using the Color Box pigment ink orchid from the Tulip Field ink stack and heat embossed using detail clear embossing powder.  I used the orchid ink to ink the edges of both the triangle pieces of paper but not down the diagonal edges.  I used some textured pink card from an A4 pad I got from Create and Craft for the matting, I attached the triangles before attaching to the white card front.  Using white stamping card I cut out a Spellbinders – Reverse Wonky Rectangles shape, and used drew around the same shape on the back of the pink textured card to cut out a matt.  I stamped the corset and the text (at the same time, just shaping the text next to the corset on the Stamp and Stash plate) with the orchid ink and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder onto the white card and inked around the edge of the shape.  Onto another piece of white card I used the Spellbinders – Fancy Tags to cut out the tag and onto the back of the pink textured card I drew around the tag and cut out for the matt.  Onto this tag I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed, using double sided tape to attach it to the matt.  Onto an off cut piece of the Tim Holtz paper I stamped the corset and heat embossed before cutting out the panels for the corset on the white card, I attached them using clear drying PVA glue.  I also stamped a bow onto some white card, embossed and cut out to add to the front of the corset, basically to cover the panel tops so I didn’t have to be too careful with the cutting out in this area.  I have some pink pearls from MeiFlower in two different sizes so these worked really well, the smaller one down the front of the corset and on the sentiment and the larger ones in each of the corners.  I wasn’t happy with the finished card, I felt it needed something more so having a look through my dies I found the ‘Delicate Fern’ from Memory Box, it just needed the one so I tucked it under the sentiment and attached it with clear drying PVA glue.

Monday, 10 December 2012

November Project Club on YouTube

Another video, this one is again for Dimension Stamps and for the November Project Club


Thanks for looking J

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Stamp and Stash Video for Dimension Stamps

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I've been asked to put the last video I did for Dimension Stamps on my blog as well as the one I posted on the Dimension Stamps blog last week.  So here it is lol



Monday, 19 November 2012

Project Club - November 2012 » Main Card «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

This month’s project club stamps have cosy front room at Christmas time theme. The set has some really useful pieces of text and a lovely large square window. Hope you enjoy your stamps.

This is the finished card.
Cut out all your pieces of card as per instruction sheet.  Using the 20cm x 10cm piece of brown card score a line at 5cm and another at 15cm.  Do not fold these lines.  Dust both end 5cm panels with your anti-static bag.  Using the window stamp and the black ink, stamp the half window on each panel.  Add detail clear embossing powder and heat emboss.  Use a craft knife to cut out the window sections.
Dust the 9.5cm x 9.5cm piece of white card with an anti-static bag, stamp the room view with the black ink and add the detail clear embossing powder before heat embossing.  Colour the room.  Attach the coloured room view to the middle of the brown window card (the stamped window should be face down). Fold in the window sections.
Use the 20cm x 13.8cm piece of white card and dust with the anti-Static bag.  Using VersaMark, stamp some text around the edge of the card, apply the detail white embossing powder as you go.  Heat emboss.  I started with the ‘a very merry Christmas’ stamp to the top, bottom and sides of the card, then added the embossing powder. Next I stamped the ‘warm wishes’ in each corner, then added the embossing powder before heat embossing the whole piece of card.  Using a blending tool and the light blue ink apply some ink all around the edges of the card, just enough to cover the embossed text.  Use a tissue to rub off any ink that may be still sitting on the text.
Using the 7.5cm x 2.5cm piece of white card, the black ink and the required text, stamp in the middle of the card, add detail clear embossing powder and heat emboss.  Add a little of the light blue ink to the edges of the sentiment before matting onto the brown card.  Matt and layer all the pieces of card and attach to the card front, the window using double side tape and the sentiment using foam pads or foam tape.
If you would like to join the Dimension Stamps Project Club visit the www.dimensionstamps.com web site for more information.

Happy crafting, Jackie J

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Projet Club - November 2012 » Warm Wishes «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

All stamps used are from Dimension Stamps visit their website for the full range www.dimensionstamps.com

For this card I used the Cuttlebug folder – Swiss Dots, this folder is only small so I had to make sure all the dots lined up for my second pass through my Cuttlebug machine, my problem was that the white card didn’t have enough dots on it to cover the full front of my card base so I chopped it in the middle and stuck the ribbon border over it to hide it.  I stamped the window and the warn wishes using VersaFine – Deep Lagoon and heat embossed using detail clear embossing powder.  I had a little piece of ribbon left over after cutting it down from the border so I folded it in half and used a thick staple to attach it to the sentiment.  I cut out each of the window sections and adding the robin from the this month’s project club then used some other stamps: the snowflakes are from the ‘Wordflake Project’ ref: 2300050a, the holly is from the ‘Santa Claus Project’ ref: 2300046a and in the final square I used the ‘Christmas Icons’ ref: 1900004c.  To make up the card I first added some glitter to each of the dots on the background using a Quickie Glue pen, I also added some glitter to the images in the square.  I attached all the pieces to the card using silicone glue.
Thanks for looking J

Project Club - November 2012 » Christmas Cheer «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

All stamps used are from Dimension Stamps visit their website for the full range www.dimensionstamps.com

Christmas is a time for family and friends, to eat, drink and be slightly merry lol so for this card I thought of the Christmas drink mulled wine (to be honest I would rather have a Malibu and Coke or a Pina Colada but you get my drift lol).  To make the drink I used the glass from the July Project Club stamp set ref: 2300059a and the set is called ‘Classy Cocktails’, the handle I got from the Die-namics die set ‘Always Time for Tea’.  I stamped with Memento – Tuxedo Black and coloured the glass in with Pro/Flex Markers then attached the handle before I sprayed it with Crafter’s Companion Spray and Shine.  The cinnamon sticks are left over strips of card that I coloured in and stuck to the back of the glass once it had dried.  I stamped the room view onto a Spellbinders – Labels Two shape using Memento – Tuxedo Black, then coloured in with Pro/Flex Markers.  I drew around the Labels Two shape onto some burgundy card and cut it out for the matt.  The sentiment is from the ‘Grand Word Perfect 2’ stamp set ref: 1803069a.  The background is from Spellbinders M-Bossabilities – Bricks and Bark, I used the de-bossed side and using a Quickie Glue pen added some glitter to the mortar section of the bricks before matting on the burgundy card.  I used silicone glue to attach the room view, the drink and the sentiment adding some glitter to the sides of the sentiment.  I added some gems to the Christmas tree and to finish added a bow.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Project Club - November 2012 » Baby Girl «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

All stamps used are from Dimension Stamps visit their website for the full range www.dimensionstamps.com

I wanted to do something non-Christmassy so when a friend recently told me she was expecting thought a baby card work fit the bill.  So I used the window stamp on some white card with the Brilliance ink pad – Pearlescent Orchid, it says on the ink pad that it’s a fast drying pigment ink so as soon as I’d stamped I added some detail clear embossing powder to it, it did work really well, but like I say I add the powder straight away and ended up with a really nice shine.  I then raided my stash and found quite a few bits of pink card and paper, they were the freebies from magazines and left over pieces from other projects, I have decided to use some of this never ending pile of stuff up, I’m starting off with good intentions so we’ll see how far I get lol.  I used three different pieces of patterned paper for the letters and stamped them again using the Billiance ink pad and the ‘Plain Lower case Alphabet’ ref: 1801014a.  After cutting out the letters I stuck them onto the squares randomly.  The background is again left over bits of paper, I put one strip of the paper across the bottom of the pink pearlescent card and used an EK Success punch along the striped paper before laying it over the top.  I added the squares adding foam pads to ever other letter, added the gems in each of the corners and to finish added the gingham bow from MeiFlower.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Project Club - November 2012 »Room at Christmas«

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

All stamps used are from Dimension Stamps visit their website for the full range www.dimensionstamps.com

I used VersaFine – Onyx Black and detail clear embossing powder to stamp and heat emboss the room for this card from Novembers Project Club, reference number for this set is 2300061a, the stamp set will be available to non club members from next month, so check out the Dimension Stamps web site for more details.  I used a Spellbinders – Postage Stamp die to cut out the stamped image and coloured in with Pro/Flex Markers.  The background paper is from KaiserCraft and is from their Christmas Paper Pad.  The gold mirri card has been embossed using a Papermania – Snowflake folder, I added some narrow white ribbon to it before attaching to the card front.  The coloured image has been matted onto the gold mirri and I added some tiny gems from JJD Cards all around the edge.  I stamped the sentiment from the club stamp set and used the open ended frame from the ‘Grand Word Perfect 2’ stamp set ref: 1803069a, when I put this stamp set together I wanted to be able to use longer pieces of text, so thought the open ended frame would be useful.

Project Club - November 2012 » Diamond Window «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

All stamps used are from Dimension Stamps visit their website for the full range www.dimensionstamps.com

For this card I used the window from the November Project Club stamp set ref: 2300061a. I stamped it in VersaFine – Onyx Black ink and heat embossed using ‘Disco Black’ embossing powder it’s from Stamp-N-Stuff, it’s one of those stash things I’ve had for ages lol. I do find this embossing powder a bit annoying but I do like the effect, even though I used an anti-static bag bits still fly all over the place so I get little black bits that have been heat embossed, I used a brush to tidy it up and did all the usual things but they still end up showing L I also used the Disco black on the stamped corners. On another piece of white card I stamped and embossed the window again but this time I cut out the square sections and layered them on top of the other window using some foam pads. Using another piece of white card I cut out the inner section of the squares and using one of the Cuttlebug folders from the ‘Love is in the Air’ set, embossed the four squares before adding some glitter using a Quickie Glue pen, than attached them to the layered window again with foam pads. For the flower I used the smallest stamp from the ‘Petal Passion’ stamp set ref: 2400065a, adding some more glitter before attaching to the card front, I also added some glitter to the shapes in each of the corners of the card front.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Witches Hat and Pumpkin Box

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

Halloween, it’s one of my family’s favourite times of the year, and we have loads of trick or treaters knocking on the door, well I did work at our local primary school for a number of years so it’s hardly surprising lol.  We get up to fifty little people every year, showing us their costumes and scary faces, I really do have trouble recognizing most of them until they remove their masks or have to tell me who they are.  We have flashing lights in the garden, stuck to glass on the front door and decorate the bottom of the hallway with loads of Halloween scary stuff, it’s stuck to the walls and the ceiling lol, we even have some scary music playing in the background.  We have two large Halloween bowls that we fill with some little goodie bags and each little visitor has to be brave and take their own bag.  The kids love it, their parent say their children can’t wait to visit us to see what it will be like and to show us their new costumes lol.

I normally print out and make up some card toppers for the goodie bags but thought I’d share with you a couple of boxes for some of those Halloween goodies.  I used my cutting machine and some SVG files from SVGCuts.com the set I used is called ‘Gimme Candy Boxes’, very easy to us and to make up, they even have videos for reference on their website.  I used the ‘Grand Word Perfect 2’ stamp set from Dimension Stamps (reference number: 1803069a) around the band on the witches hat and added them around and on top of the pumpkin box, using some VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, letting it dry completely before making up the boxes.  I also used the stamp set on the green ribbon, I stamped the trick or treat text all along the ribbon on both sides using some VersaCraft – Real Black ink.
Thanks for looking J


Monday, 29 October 2012

Button Flowerpot

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

As soon as I saw this new set of stamps from Dimension Stamps (Sew Creative ref: 2400073a) I noticed the thimble and the flower button so I just had to made a flowerpot lol.  I stamped and made masks onto sticky notes of the thimble, toggle button and flower button, then onto some white card I stamped the thimble first using Memento – Tuxedo Black, masked it off, stamped the toggles for leaves, masked them off, stamped the flower, masked it off and finally stamped the twin stitch for the stem, I then coloured in using ProMarkers.  Once coloured I cut out the flowerpot using a Spellbinders – Curved Rectangles die and added the stitched edge using a red ProMarker.  I matt and layered onto some light blue card then onto some darker blue pearlescent card.  Onto some white card I stamped the button border, masking as I went, it was a 15cm border that I had cut to fit across the card, well you don’t see the back of the topper section do you, no need to do the full thing.  Onto some light blue card I stamped the flower flourish from the stamp set using some VersaMark ink and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder.  I attached the button border to the light blue card and cut around the top edge to match the button border, I did the stitch effect again with the red ProMarker.  I stamped onto the ribbon using VersaCraft – Real Black ink, folded it and attached it to the back of the flowerpot topper.  The sentiment and text on the ribbon is from the ‘Grand Word Perfect 2’ stamp set from Dimension Stamps (ref: 1803069a), the text border is also part of this set of stamps, I did the stitch effect around the border before cutting it out, matt and layering onto the blue pieces of card.  I cut a piece of blue pearlescent card for the background matt and then cut some white card for the top half of the card front, I used an embossing folder on the white card but it looked a mess so I cut it into pieces and made matts for the flowerpot and the sentiment leaving the pearlescent in view for the background.  Once everything was attached to the card front, I wasn’t happy it needed something else, so I thought a bit of Glossy Accents on the buttons on the bottom of the card would lift it a bit, I even added a little bit of blue glitter.  Well, it looked a mess so I scraped it all off again before it had had a chance to dry, and on another piece of white card stamped, coloured and cut out the buttons and stuck them over the mess haha.  You would have never know if I hadn't have told you J

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Dressmakers Dummy

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

For this card I used the new stamp set from Dimension Stamps called ‘Sew Creative’ reference number 2400073a.  I stamped the dummy onto a Spellbinders – Curved Rectangles shape using VersaFine – Onyx Black and heat embossed using detail clear embossing powder.  Onto another piece of white card I stamped it out again this time in Memento – Tuxedo Black and cut out just the top section, using a Quickie Glue pen I added some black glitter to the lines, shaped it a little before layering it over the other dummy shape.  I cut the top shoulder section of the dummy to add the red fabric, this fabric is actually from a cushion cover I have (I really liked the colour and the zip had broken, my daughter was about to throw it out when I’d seen her and stopped her, she said ‘Mother, I can’t imagine for one minute you intend to put a new zip in there, what’s it for?’, once I shown her the finished card she just rolled her eyes and tutted, lol).  I added some Distress Ink – Spun Sugar around the edges of the shape before using a red ProMarker to add the stitches, I did the same for the sentiment on the side.  I used the Spellbinders Shapeabilities – Floral Flourishes to cut out two white flourishes and added the stitches using the red ProMarker.  For the background I used Distress Inks – Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass to add some colour blocks (using sticky notes to mask off each area) and using the same colour inks to stamp the smaller stamps in the set into each section, to finish the background I used the zig-zag stamp with Memento – Lady Bug ink across each edge of the blacks of colour.  The flower is made up of the toggle button stamp and the flower button stamp and coloured using the same inks as in the background. 

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Scrapbook page

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

For this page I used some light blue papers from the Papermania Capsule Collection CD, I like using the digi papers as I can resize to suit my needs.  So I printed out an A4 piece of card with 6.5cm squares on it so I could stamp the corners in each one.  The corners are stamps from the ‘Seasons around the Corner’ stamp set from Dimension Stamps reference number 2400071a, I used VersaFine – Deep Lagoon ink and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder, then cut eight of the corners out and arranged them down each side of the page.  I used the ‘Icicle’ die from Marianne Designs to cut out three icicles and using a Quickie Glue pen added some glitter.  To cover the joins in the row of icicles I took the backs of two snowflake brads before gluing in place with silicone glue.  I used the ‘Grand Word Perfect 2’ from Dimension Stamps reference number 1803069a for the text along the ribbon, I stamped it using VersaCraft – Real Black ink.  Before I glittered the last icicle I stamped the text along it using the ‘Alphabet 7’ stamp set again from Dimension Stamps reference number 1801009a.  I matted the photograph and the blue patch paper onto some brown card to tie it in with the brickwork in the photograph, adding some glitter to the outside edge of the white card on the photograph to finish.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Class Card - October 2012

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

This is the card we made in class last Thursday at Dimension Stamps and repeated last night, the Monday night ladies didn't want to miss out so that's why the session is repeated.
The house is from this month's project club at Dimension Stamps and the set is called 'Seasonal House' reference number 2300061a.  The tree is a little set of its own and will be available on the website soon, both sets complement each other and that's the theme of the class, using the project club stamps and another specially made stamp, this stamp is actually free to class members on the day or evening.
The stamp I used on the base of the card is called 'Swirly Leaves' reference number 0604075a from Dimension Stamps.  I used dies for the clouds and for the fence, the clouds are from Memory Box and are called 'Puffy Clouds' and the fence is from Die-namics and that is called 'Woodgrain Fence', you can actually see the grain in the wood without having to cut out then emboss, it does it all in one pass through the Cuttlebug.  Just a quick mention about the brown card it's from Ross Papercraft, I really like the quality and price of their card and paper so check out their website for events near you.

Rita's Birthday

Well it's been as while, but I've had loads to do, and now looking back I seem to have done nothing lol.

I have been having a look through my stash and I have loads of really nice card and paper, you know what it's like you buy it and never use it.  Well I'm making a point of using some of that stash up or I will be knee deep in it.  This paper is from Hot of the Press, it also had a sheet of sentiments with it, so I used one for the inside.  I very nearly didn't use it, my will power was fading, so I scored the gatefold base card, matt and layered some brown card onto some rainbow mirri and last of all added the paper.  I used a pink pearl brad for the happy birthday and the butterfly was from a set I've had for a while again from the stash but the colours matched.  Once made, I remembered who the card was for and she is definitely worth my good stuff lol


Thursday, 27 September 2012

September Project Club on YouTube

Another video, this one is again for Dimension Stamps and for the September Project Club


Thanks for looking J

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Ruby Wedding Anniversary

I had been asked to make a Ruby Wedding Anniversary card by a friend of ours, Alan I know you read this hahaha.  So this is what I came up with and I must say I’m really pleased the way it turned out.

I used the Chocolate Baroque papers called ‘Love Letters’, they are really beautiful papers, you should pop over and have a look.  Anyway, I used my PhotoShop Elements software and faded out the paper, then added the text to the corner of the card.  I then used my Foil-It machine and some gold foil on the text and once cut out I matted onto some gold mirri card before attaching to the white base card.  The rose is a stamp from Dimension Stamps and it’s from the ‘A Touch of … Autumn’ stamp set, reference number 0701085a, I stamped it using VersaFine – Onyx Black and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder, I then coloured it in with ProMarkers.  I cut the rose out leaving a little white border, I’m really into this at the moment, and I also did a little decoupage on the leaves and on the flower section.  I used silicone glue to give a little height on the rose, only a little it didn’t need very much.
So Alan you will have to let me know if your good lady wife liked it, and are you in the good books this year lol.

Thanks for looking J

Monday, 17 September 2012

Project Club - September 2012 » Main Card «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

This month’s project club stamps have the under the sea theme. This is a really useful set of stamps, and I think you will be able to dip into them for all sorts of watery projects. Hope you enjoy your stamps.

This is the finished card.
Cut out all your pieces of card as per instruction sheet.
Using the white piece of card, the blue ink and your blending brush, apply ink lightly across the white card, trying to keep the direction of the ink going from left to right.  Don't worry if the ink isn't an even covering, it really doesn't matter as the sea isn't all one colour.
Next use the seaweed and coral stamp and the blue ink and stamp along the bottom of the card leaving about a half centimetre of white at the bottom of the card.
Using a waterbrush and the red and green inks colour the seaweed and coral.

Add some wavy lines with the white gel pen.  Use the clear drying PVA glue along the bottom, covering up the shale below the seaweed right down to the base of the piece of card. 
 Sprinkle the decorative sand so it covers the PVA glue and gently pat it into the PVA using your fingers.  Leave it to dry completely before attaching to the main card.  If you have gaps appearing whilst the card is drying, just add some more PVA and a little more decorative sand.
On the remaining white card, dust it with the anti-static bag.  Using the black ink, stamp and heat emboss the seahorse, the fish, the crab and the sentiment.
Use your pens or pencils to colour the images.  Cut around the sentiment and using the blending brush lightly apply some blue ink. Lay the ink pad flat on your work surface and lightly run the edge of the sentiment along the ink pad, this will give you a little blue border around the sentiment. Leave to dry. 
Cut out the seahorse, the crab and the fish leaving a small white border all around each one.
Using the shell flourish and VersaMark ink, stamp and heat emboss twice on the top of the coloured piece of card.  I found this easier to do by putting a little pencil mark in the middle of the top edge of the card before stamping.  Use a white Gell pen highlight some of the dots and flourishes. 
Use your corner rounded to the two top corners of both the coloured card and the white base card.  Matt and layer the pieces of card to the base card, then use foam pads on the back of the sentiment.  Slightly shape the fish, seahorse and the crab before applying silicone glue to fix to the card front.
If you would like to join the Dimension Stamps Project Club visit the www.dimensionstamps.com web site for more information.

Happy crafting, Jackie J

Project Club - September 2012 » Scrapbook page «



I thought I’d do a scrapbook page this month, I’m really going to have to finish off some that I have already started lol.  While on a holiday in Florida my daughter went swimming in the Crystal River, its where all the Manatees live, we then went on to the Wildlife Park and we were there for the Manatee feeding time, we were able to get right up close.

Anyway, for this page I used some paper from Docrafts it’s the Me to You – Spring Chic pad, some lovely papers in this pack.  I rounded the corners before adding some ColorBox ink – Deep Sea all around the edges and then attached it to my base 8x8 card.  I used the Spellbinders circle dies for the white photo matts and again inked the edges with the Deep Sea ink.  I just rounded the corners on the main photo and matt.  For the title I used the ‘Alphabet 7’ stamp set reference number 1801009a from Dimension Stamps, it is a little small but I think the font is really nice.  I did a rough stamp first onto some scrap paper to find my spacing and centre points before committing to the final piece of card, well I did from the middle of each line, not doing the beginning at all.  So I cut a piece of white card, the using the Big & Juicy – Waterfall ink pad and the seaweed and coral stamp I stamped along the card.  Then using VersaFine – Onyx Black I stamped the wording, but, because all the alphabet stamps are small and I had to use them one by one I didn’t take into account the third line, its not quite in the middle because of all the i’s and l’s etc. and the beginning of the line has lots of s’s and a’s, wider letters.  Never mind though if anyone asks it’s meant to be like that lol.  I stamped and heat embossed the fish and the crab with the VersaFine and detail clear embossing powder, coloured with ProMarkers and cut out leaving a white border.  Before attaching everything to my page I used three shades of green ribbon to extend the seaweed.
The stamps used for this project are from the September Project Club set from Dimension Stamps.  If you would like to join the Project Club or have a look at any other stamps visit www.dimensionstamps.com for more details.


Project Club - September 2012 » Krafty Star «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

A very quick card here using kraft card and black ink. My inspiration for this card was from a paper pad I saw recently that had only these two colours in it. I used VersaFine – Onyx Black ink and detail clear embossing powder and just mounted all pieces onto some black card. I used the Tan ProMarker just to highlight the starfish. The sentiment on this card is actually a single line stamp but I cut it up to use as shown in the picture, don’t be afraid of cutting your stamps to use as you want them.
The stamps used for this project are from the September Project Club set from Dimension Stamps.  If you would like to join the Project Club or have a look at any other stamps visit www.dimensionstamps.com for more details.


Project Club - September 2012 » Birthday Present «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

I love this big present stamp it’s called ‘Jazzy Prezzie’ reference number 0502048a from Dimension Stamps. I used Memento – Tuxedo Black for the prezzie but for everything else I used VersaFine – Onyx Black and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder. I used ProMarkers to colour the fish and the prezzie. The background paper is from the Papermania Capsule paper pad – Blueberry Pie. I used the Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass for the seaweed and coral stamped along the bottom of the card, and used one of the ColorBox – Surf’s Up! inks to ink around the edge. I used a bit of organza ribbon over the seaweed and stamped and cut out some shells, these I coloured in with some pearl watercolour paints, using five different colours.
The stamps used for this project are from the September Project Club set from Dimension Stamps.  If you would like to join the Project Club or have a look at any other stamps visit www.dimensionstamps.com for more details.


Project Club - September 2012 » Birthday Fishes «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

I really like the Papermania papers out of the Capsule pads, and this one is again out of the Blueberry Pie pad I used it for the background and for the stripped middle. I used the Spellbinders – Labels Ten dies for the shapes and used the M-Bossabilities - Sea Beauty embossing folder from Spellbinders with some Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass. I stamped three fish and three seahorses onto some shrink plastic using StazOn – Ultramarine ink and cut out before colouring with ProMarkers (very carefully and letting the StazOn dry off before doing so). Using VersaFine – Onyx Black I stamped and heat embossed using detail clear embossing powder, a fish and a seahorse and coloured in with the same ProMarkers as on the shrunken ones just reversing the colours. I wanted the coral to match the seahorse so used the Ginger ProMarker on some white card before using a Joy Craft leaf die to cut them out. I attached everything to the card using some silicone glue, added some gems that have been in my stash for ages and finally used some silicone glue to attach the little shell bead to the centre of the coral.
The stamps used for this project are from the September Project Club set from Dimension Stamps.  If you would like to join the Project Club or have a look at any other stamps visit www.dimensionstamps.com for more details.


Project Club - September 2012 » Shakey Fish Tank «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

I just had do a fish tank lol.  I lightly inked my background using the Big & Juicy – Waterfall ink pad then using the same ink I stamped the seaweed and coral all along the bottom, and coloured them in with ProMarkers.  Then went over it all with the Pearl Watercolour Paints I have, I’ve had these for years, there is two palettes with ten colours on each.  One has ten Duo & Interference Colours and the other has ten Pearlescent & Metallic Colours, they are very much like the H2O’s I think (I don’t have these so only guessing) they are called Pearl Ex by Jacquard.  Anyway, I coloured the castle, fish, seahorse, star and the shell using these paints.  The castle is a stamp from Dimension Stamps and is called ‘Fairy Palace’ reference number 1001006a, I couldn’t have a fish tank without a castle lol.  I stamped the top of the castle onto the background, then on another piece of card I stamped it again as well as all the other bits and pieces and once coloured I cut them all out.  The reason I stamped the top of the castle is so I didn’t have to phaff about trying to cut out all the detail on the top of the spires, I just glued my finished castle over the stamped image on the background.  I used some shaker tape all round the edges, added some of the decorative sand, before adding the acetate.  The surround is made from some textured blue card, I cut it into 2.5cm strips, scored two line down each one, the first at 0.7cm the second 0.6cm from the first one.  I glued the top and bottom sections in place first then mitred the tops of the end pieces before gluing in place, this tidied up the top and the sides of the fish tank.  I wanted just the tank but this would look nice as an easel card if you wanted.
The stamps used for this project are from the September Project Club set from Dimension Stamps.  If you would like to join the Project Club or have a look at any other stamps visit www.dimensionstamps.com for more details.


Saturday, 15 September 2012

Class Card - September 2012

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

This is September's class card I did for Dimension Stamps, we used the September Project Club stamp set and the freebie class stamp this month is a ‘Mermaid’, the details for these stamps will be on the website very shortly.
Sorry about the photo, but it's really getting dark earlier of an evening and I ended up with shadows and that yellow tint, I'm really going to have to sort out my lighting lol.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Chrysanthemum

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I have used this stamp in either the size you see here on this card or a smaller one, so wanted to do a completely different colour, so I used Google Images and found the yellow and red colours.  The stamps are from Dimension Stamps and the reference number is 0701085a, the set is called ‘A touch of … Autumn’ but the flowers are available in singles, rather than in sets so have a look on the website www.dimensionstamps.com

For this card I used some Nellie Snellen border dies on the red card.  The background paper is a digi paper from Pink Petticoat I like to use two colours and overlap them.  The flower has been stamped onto a Spellbinders shape (Labels Seventeen), I stamped the flower a few times and did a bit of decoupage on the flower head and on the leaves, only doing half of each leaf.  I used the Memento – Tuxedo Black ink to stamp and used my ProMarkers to colour in.  The sentiment is from the ‘Grand Word Perfect’ stamp set (Dimension Stamps ref: 1803161a) and I finished off the card using the mini gems from JJDCards, I do like these little gems and they come in lots of different colours.
This picture shows the two overlapped digi papers I put together from the Pink Petticoat range, although you can't see that much of it from the finished card.

Thanks for looking J

Corners

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

For this card I used the new stamps set from Dimension Stamps, it’s called ‘Seasons around the Corner’ ref: 2400071a.  There are twelve corner stamps in this set, all with different designs, so with it being autumn I used the leafy corner stamp.  First of all I stamped the corners in the pattern you can see in the picture, I used Memento – Tuxedo Black, the layout of the corners was very easy to do because of the straight edges.  I then used the ‘Forever Floral’ stamp set, again from Dimension Stamps ref: 2400061a, for the flower in the middle.  I then coloured the leaves and the flower using my ProMarkers.  The sentiment is from the ‘Grand Word Perfect’ stamp set (Dimension Stamps ref: 1803161a) there are loads of sentiments on this stamp set and I use it a lot J  To finish off I used some very tiny gems from JJD Cards.