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.


Please note: The copyright of the above designs (and photos) remains with me (the designer). 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.



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?

Please note: 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 anywhere without my written permission. Thank You.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Inspired By...

'Inspired By...' is my new blog feature that I'm hoping to surface from time to time. Inspired by seasonal developments in the fashion industry, I'll be working with hot trends to create fresh new handmade greetings card designs.

One of the recent influences filtering into fashion is mesh! After watching a catwalk show, I was inspired to create this quick and easy greeting card design.

This pretty floral birthday card uses Kate Knight Designer Papers and paper mesh from my crafting stash and my favourite Birthday greeting rubber stamp. I added co-ordinating picture brads and sparkly jewels.

Mesh Birthday Card Copyright © Jenny Pearce

Mesh Birthday Card Detail Copyright © Jenny Pearce


Have you used mesh in your greeting card designs or craft projects? How did you use it?

Please note: The copyright of the above designs (and photos) remains with me (the designer). 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.


Saturday, 28 March 2015

Easter Bunny


2015 is just flying by and I can't believe Easter is upon us already!

I created this bright Easter card with a spring feel using yellows and greens.
The background is 'Die Cuts With A View' burlap green fabric, that I have frayed around the edges. I used a cute bunny stamp stamped in Memento ink and coloured with Copic pens. Polka dot satin ribbons, glittery chipboard lettering and gold dry transfer lettering (for 'Happy'). Mini roses and a three-dimensional fence sticker completes the look.

Easter Bunny Card - Copyright Jenny Pearce © 2015.


Easter Bunny Card Details - Copyright Jenny Pearce © 2015.


Easter Bunny Card Burlap Colour Details - Copyright Jenny Pearce © 2015.


I was trying to create a fresh spring-like feel and hopefully that's what I have achieved....what do you think?

Please note: The copyright of the above designs (and photos) remains with me (the designer). 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.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Feeling Blue?



It's that time of year when we're feeling a little blue. The excitement of Christmas has passed we've welcomed in a new year and it's drizzling outside (often in Britain at this time of year anyway!)

So here's a little handmade creation I designed using this cute hedgehog with umbrella stamp and Die Cuts With A View Juniper Berry Stack 6x6" paper. I coloured the image with Copic markers and added a hand tied bow and lace flowers.

I think the Die Cuts With a View background paper goes really well with the theme of this stamped image! What do you think?


Hedgehog Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

Hedgehog Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©


Please note: The photos and card design are all copyrighted to the designer (me) and should not be copied, shared, re-published, or used without my permission. Thank you for your understanding and following the copyright laws.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Season's Greetings Christmas Card - Santa's on his Way!

Do you know it’s just 17 days until Christmas? It comes around so fast each year.

As we begin to think about sending out some festive cheer, I thought I would share my latest creation on my blog, whilst using some left over scraps of crafting stash. This Christmas card features Santa, robin and poinsettia die cuts with a foiled greeting, which I decided to place at the top centre of my card. I chose festive striped and polka dot papers from a Trimcraft paper collection from many moons ago as a backdrop. The written message to the recipient will go behind the fold.

Seasons Greetings Santa Handmade Card - Jenny Pearce ©

Seasons Greetings Santa Handmade Card Details - Jenny Pearce ©

Halloween Published Patterned Papers


A few years ago I designed some Halloween patterned papers that were published in a craft magazine for readers to use in their handmade cards.

I recently came across Debs Gems blog where Deborah has created some lovely handmade Halloween cards using my papers.

It's always lovely for me to see how other designers have used my patterns in their work.

Photo and card seen here by kind permission of Deborah Frings.

Photo and card seen here by kind permission of Deborah Frings.

To see more of Deborah's beautiful work click on this link to her blog: Deborah's Gems.
 Thank you to Deborah for allowing me to feature her cards on my blog.