Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Birthday Boy - Ride 'Em Cowboy Handcrafted Card

I'm loving the playfulness of this lovely design!



My cowboy hand stamped card features this cute clear stamp design which I coloured with Copic Ciao pens, along with patterned papers, Magic Mesh and Die Cuts With A View sticker lettering from my crafty stash. I’m liking the colourful look for a little boy!

Birthday Boy Cowboy Hand stamped - card by Jenny Pearce ©

Cowboy Handcrafted Card - By Jenny Pearce ©

Cowboy Handcrafted Card - by Jenny Pearce ©

Colours used: E00, E51, E37, E31, E35, E57, Y06, YG03, B32, C3, R29, R37, BG09.


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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Inspired By.....Romantic White Lace



White Lace graced the runways of fashion shows for Spring Summer last year with white on white, I’m loving this romantic vintage look!

I designed this card to include lots of white lace on a white background. Die cut flourishes and hearts are created from Marianne Design Dies and heart jewels add details. I punched the bottom edge of the card with a decorative floral punch and added a sentiment using heat embossing techniques.



I was especially pleased with the way this card turned out. I like the simplicity of the design and pure overall effect. Have you ever designed a handmade card or project using lace? How did you feature it in your handcrafted work?



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Friday, 8 January 2016

Hand Painted Watercolour Thank You Card



As we hit the January blues, I thought I would brighten things up with this colourful handmade card. It would be ideal for thanking someone after Christmas for any Christmas gifts.

I designed it using my own hand painted watercolour background. Just by adding a few floral toppers (from Hobbycraft) sparkly glitter chipboard letters called Lavender Bling by Cosmo Cricket, ribbon, bow and jewel stones, this pretty Thank You card is sure to lift anyone’s mood and add a special ‘thank you’.
Thank You Watercolour Handmade Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

This was the first time I had experiment with a watercolour technique in this fashion and I was pleased with the results! Have you tried using watercolours for your card creations? If so, how did you use them?
Thank You Card Glittery Text - Handcrafted Card Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

Thank You Watercolor Card with Floral Toppers - Card Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Live, Love, Laugh Butterfly Watercolour Card



I was inspired by Kristina Werner’s watercolour cards for a technique I tried below. You can see many of her beautiful creations on her blog.

I used her acetate transferring technique to ‘paint’ the watercolours across the paper.
I then added ribbons, bows, jewel stones and hand stamped butterflies and sentiment (free gift with a magazine) I layered up the hand stamped image/ sentiment with foam pads and added sparkly glitter to the wings of the butterflies.
Butterflies Watercolour Card - Created by Jenny Pearce ©

Have you been inspired by someone else’s techniques in your crafting projects? If so, who inspired you and what did you create?
Butterflies Watercolour Card Details - Created by Jenny Pearce ©
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Saturday, 26 December 2015

Thank You Card With Lace, Rose and Bow

As Christmas passes, it's time for the written thank you cards for all the lovely gifts received, so here's one of my designs for this purpose. Suitable for female friends and family with pretty pink patterned papers, gold foiled topper, a pink rose and burlap buttons from Nikki Sivils. I also added white lace and a satin pink bow with pearls.
Pretty Pink Floral Thank You Card - designed by Jenny Pearce ©
Nikki Sivils Burlap Buttons on designer Thank You Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©


Thank You Card hand crafted with rose and bow - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©


Have you crafted your own thank you cards this year? How did you style them? 

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Quick and Easy Christmas Card using Craft Kit Stash



I created this quick and easy Christmas card (ideal for those last minute makes) using a bright bold Christmas Card Crafting Kit designed by Sally Moret.
Quick and Easy Christmas Card Using Kit Products - Card Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

I used a strip of dotty paper down the spine edge and added motifs including a red foil parcel topper at the centre. I added lace and felt flowers and used a Martha Stewart decorative punch along the opening edge. I added hand doodled dots for borders.
Felt Flower on Christmas Card Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

I am liking these felt flowers to bring the elements from the kit together!

This simple card layout can easily be recreated or adapted with your own left-over crafting stash. Use toppers, chipboard, motifs and patterned papers to recreate something similar in your own design for personal use.
Topper Foil Parcel Detail with bow - Card Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

If you do re-create, please link back to my blog as the original source. Thanks.

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Sunday, 6 December 2015

Cute Mouse Hand Stamped Christmas Card


Hand Stamped and Coloured Christmas Card - Cute Mouse - project by Jenny Pearce ©
Christmas Mouse hand stamped and coloured Christmas Card - project by Jenny Pearce ©

It's a little under three weeks until Christmas - have you created and sent all your cards yet? How do you like to create your hand crafted Christmas cards? If I have time and I want a luxury card I like to hand colour stamped images.
 
This is a hand stamped image using a clear stamp from the Laurence Collection  of this adorable Christmas Mouse. I hand coloured with Copic Ciao pens and layered onto natural burlap from the Die Cuts With A View Mat Stack. I added stripy paper as a background and combined with ribbons, bows and glittery red peel off text stickers for ‘Happy Christmas.’ 
Have you finished crafting your Christmas cards yet this year?
 
Christmas Glitter Text Peel Off on Hand Crafted Christmas Designer Card - project by Jenny Pearce ©
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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Using Washi Tape - The Natural Christmas Card



When you need to make a lot of cards all together, such as for the festive season, it’s an idea to make them simple yet effective.

Here, I have designed this ‘Merry Christmas’ card on natural brown card for a rustic look and combined this with We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape, thick red and white bakers twine and Kanban Christmas toppers. I also used punched white card circles for snowballs. I added the text in white opaque ink and used a few jewel stones to complete.This card could be created using an alternative colour theme, washi tape with a different pattern and even natural string.
Quick and Easy Snowman Christmas Card with Washi Tape - By Jenny Pearce ©
Have you used washi tape in your craft creations? How did you use it?

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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Three Products : 3 Ways - Christmas Hand Crafted Cards



I have been designing and creating Christmas cards for many months now for publications, so it’s about time I thought about making some of my own personal cards for friends and family.

However, have you ever sat at your workspace and thought “I have a few craft products here, where do I begin?”

With this in mind, I decided to use three craft products in three different ways for creating Christmas greetings cards to show how versatile three simple products can be.

These quick and easy cards all use Dovecraft Mini Brads, Dovecraft Gold Christmas Peel Off Stickers and Die Cuts With A View Christmas Patterned Papers from one of their stacks.


My first card uses the brads as a border. I’m loving the Christmas stockings paper!
 
3 Products: 3 Ways - Simple Christmas Cards - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©
Brads, DCWV Papers and Dovecraft Peel Offs Christmas Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©
Brads on Christmas Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

The second card makes use of round apertures that I combined with the patterned papers, peel off stickers and a brad at the centre of the twine bow.
Round Aperture Christmas Card using 3 products - designed by Jenny Pearce ©
3 products on Christmas Card with stars, hearts, presents - project by Jenny Pearce ©


The third card uses simple gold brads at the corners of the background paper, with the gold text each side at the top and bottom.
 
Happy Christmas Star Handmade Card with 3 products - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©
My projects show how versatile three basic products can look on different cards!


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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Inspired by....Gold Foiling Trends



With gold foiling becoming popular in paper crafting projects and setting the scene for a luxury gold Winter season, I decided to create this elegant gold card and upcycled an old jar with the help of some real gold leaf!

I’m loving the hot trend for all things gold, so I combined the new ‘Die Cuts With a View’ Luxe Suite 12 x 12” foiled card stack with these handmade motifs that I embellished with real gold leaf. I added sparkly flat backed jewels, gold card and sheer mesh fabric, along with bows, ribbons and gold cord to complete the look.
Real Gold Leaf Foil Handcrafted Cards - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©
Real Gold Leaf on Card and Vase © Jenny Pearce

Gold Leaf Foiled Card and Vase - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©
The upcycled jar/ now vase could be used on your festive table this year and the greeting card could be used for a dinner party invitation.
Real Gold Leaf Foil Glass Jar Upcycled Vase - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

Real Gold Leaf on foiled crafted card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©
Gold has never been my first choice in the past for crafting with (as I have always liked silver) however when used correctly gold can look elegant, luxurious and sophisticated and add a touch of glam to your home décor and crafts projects.

What’s your favourite choice for craft or home décor projects – gold or silver?
How did you use it in your project?

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