Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Inspired by...Blush for Handmade Cards



Another trend, especially for weddings this season is blush and with an assortment of blush, tulle and Ballerina-esque fashion hitting the catwalk, here’s my handmade card inspired by the look of blush.
 
With Love Blush Trend Handmade Card by Jenny Pearce ©

With Love Blush Trend Handmade Card by Jenny Pearce ©

A cute Penny Johnson stamped image and coloured with Copic and Letraset alcohol pens has been combined with My Minds Eye Lost and Found paper with a decorative lace edge and border punched edge using my Martha Stewart decorative punch.

I used a simple ‘With Love’ sentiment from Flower Soft, but any sentiment could be added to this style of card. They would be suitable for any female recipient!

Have you used blush colours in your crafting projects? Do you like the blush/ tulle/ ballerina style fashions?


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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Handmade Birthday Cards Ideas

Here's a selection of a variety of handmade birthday cards featured here on my blog CreativeCrafterUK over the years. (Click on the links for more information at the foot of this post.)
Birthday Card for Mum - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©
Bear Birthday Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©
Dress Birthday Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©
Circular Birthday Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©
Bunny 70th Birthday Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©


Click on the links below for more information about each of my projects:


Please note: Copyright of the images, text and projects featured on CreativeCrafter UK website belong to Jenny Pearce. Please respect the laws of copyright and do not copy, or re-distribute these items and do not copy, modify or adapt these designs to be published or entered into competitions. Thank you.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Thank You Handmade Cards

When you need a Thank You card, here are a few ideas to get you started. These have been featured on my CreativeCrafterUK blog over the years.

                                           Thank You Card Project
                                             Thanks Card Project
                                             Pink Thank You Card Project

                                            Floral Ribbon Thank You Card Project
                                            Stripey Thank You Card

Have you created a Thank You card for someone? How did you create yours?

Please note: All designs, images and text copyright © Jenny Pearce. Please do not copy my designs or submit their likeness into competitions for for publication. Thank you.



Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Miss You Card



 
This simple card makes use of off-cuts from the watercolour wash I used in the background of my Nautical Card in the previous post.
Miss You Handmade Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

I cut strips of the dried watercolour wash paper for the ribbons on the left. I then created my own ‘Miss You’ sentiment and added punched card hearts created using the Fiskars pop-up punch and I used a heart die for the larger heart. After drawing a line in blue pen, I added the hearts to it, as if they were hanging and decorated with jewel stones.

Have you ever created a card using the scraps left over from a previous project? If so, what did you use and how did you use them on your new creation?


Please note: Copyright of the images, text and projects featured on CreativeCrafter UK website belong to Jenny Pearce. Please respect the laws of copyright and do not copy, or re-distribute these items and do not copy, modify or adapt these designs to be published or entered into competitions. Thank you.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Inspired by....Nautical



Another hot trend for Spring Summer 2015 is the Nautical theme.
It’s a trend that often makes a comeback over the years. From Nautical stripes, to anchors, portholes to luxury yachts add sophistication and seaside style using these themes in your card making projects.

Bon Voyage Hand Stamped Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

Bon Voyage Card Detail - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

I have used a Nautical stamp from Magnolia Rubber Stamps along the bottom of my card, with a hand painted watercolour wash as a backdrop. I like the graduation of colour on this. I also added waves of acrylic paint interference medium in opal blue for a subtle sheen that catches the light for a wet look. I applied this to the sun as well on the stamped image.

I designed the sentiment layer and layered onto an inked background circle cut with Fiskars paper edgers. Die cut flourishes (by Marianne Design Dies) echo the wash of the waves with stick-on jewels and sheer ribbon adding sparkle.

I was pleased with the results. What do you think?
Have you created a nautical themed project?

Please note: Copyright of the images, text and projects featured on CreativeCrafter UK website belong to Jenny Pearce. Please respect the laws of copyright and do not copy, or re-distribute these items and do not copy, modify or adapt these designs to be published or entered into competitions. Thank you.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Inspired by.....Fringing



Spring/ Summer 2015 fashion shows saw a fringing trend.

I decided to use fringing in a minimal, yet elegant way on my ‘Together – Now and Forever’ card which would be suitable for an anniversary, wedding or Valentines creation.

It can be so easy for fringing to look very heavy on a handmade card, but I feel this works well used in this fashion. I combined the fringing with black and white stripy paper from Dovecraft’s Designer Paper Pack by French designer Sandra Ranarison. I used a Making Memories Metal Charmed plaque and glittery paper from Hobbycraft. I punched the glittery paper using a Fiskars pop-up heart punch and combined with a metal word, Making Memories rub-ons, and mini paper roses.

Together - Now and Forever Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©


I was very pleased with how this card turned out. I like the combination of monochrome with a hint of pink.


Together- Now and Forever Card Details - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©


Monochrome, fringing and metallic are bang on trend at the moment


Together - Now and Forever Card Detail Fringing - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©



Try using these themes in your crafts and pop back to let me know how you got on and what you created with them.


What do you think of using fringing on handmade cards? Is it something you have tried?


Please note: The copyright of these cards, text and photos remains with me. Please do not copy, or re-publish these without my permission. Thank you.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Handmade Card Ideas for Father's Day

With Father's Day on it's way, here is an overview of a variety of handmade cards as featured here on Creative Crafter UK over the years suitable for men.




Dapper Men Card Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

                               Dapper Men Card Project using Paper Artsy Stamps.

                                 Dad Heart Card Project
Denim Card For Dad - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

                                         Denim Card For Dad Project

Mr Fix-It Decoupage Card - Jenny Pearce ©
                                      Mr Fix-It Decoupage Card Project


What handmade project have you created for Father's Day this year?

Please note: All images, text and projects copyright © Jenny Pearce. Please do not copy my work or enter a likeness into competitions or for publication. Thank you.




Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Inspired By....Black and White Polka Dots



Polka Dots in monochrome are one of the hottest trends to once again hit the catwalks for Spring Summer 2015 collections.

I created this card for a friend using a Die Cuts With A View Black and White Mat Stack from my crafting stash. I added a rub on sentiment and ribbon with a bow and hand-draw simple polka dots in white chalk pen around the edges of the card.

Friend Black and White Dotty Handmade Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©




Friend Black and White Dotty Handmade Card Detail - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©


Have you created any craft project using entirely black and white with polka dots? I love the monochrome look!


Please note: The copyright of the above designs (and photos) remains with me (the designer - Jenny Pearce). Please respect the laws of copyright and do not redistribute, share, copy, save or post my images/ designs anywhere without my written permission. Thank you.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Inspired by....Hippy Seventies

My third installment of my new feature 'Inspired By...' showcases  my floral card that was influenced by the Spring/ Summer 2015 fashion trend in a Seventies hippy style.

My design uses Die Cuts With A View Pocketful of Posies Stack patterned card with glittery paper from Hobbycraft and Letraset gold rub-ons. I embellished with punched flowers from the flower power vibe of the 1970’s.

Seventies Hippy Floral Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©


Seventies Hippy Floral Card Detail - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

 What do you think? Is this bright floral style your cup of tea or do you prefer more muted tones? It would certainly brighten anyone's day to receive this handmade greeting and is bang on trend for Spring/ Summer 2015.


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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Inspired by...Denim - A Card For Dad



In my second blog posting of my new 'Inspired By...' feature focusing on hot trends in fashion, here's my latest handmade card creation inspired by denim. 

The catwalks have seen denim on the rise (although did it really ever go out of fashion?) Denim flares are back! 

My Birthday card for Dad would be ideal for any masculine card and suitable for Father's Day if you change the sentiment. I used Die Cuts With A View Denim Stack and attached the printed pocket with gold eyelets. I stamped the greeting onto textured paper in Denim Tim Holtz Distress ink and layered onto copper metallic card. This is tucked into the pocket slightly. Distressed worn tags complete the look. 

Denim Card For Dad - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©



Denim Card for Dad Detail - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©



Have you created any craft project from printed card denim or real denim?

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