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. 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Spooky Halloween


 Here are a couple of spooky cards I created for Halloween this year.

Handmade Trick or Treat Card - Jenny Pearce ©



Halloween Trick Or Treat?
I worked with Cosmo Cricket Haunted papers and their rub-ons to create this bold design. The ‘Trick or Treat’ text is cut from one of the papers from the collection. I also added ribbon, bows, a flower and flat backed gems.




Handmade Frightful Delightful Halloween Card - Jenny Pearce ©

Handmade Frightful Delightful Halloween Card - Jenny Pearce ©



Frightfully Scary!
Staying on the Halloween theme with Cosmo Cricket Haunted collection, I used their 12 x 12” scrapbook paper on this square card. I added black grosgrain ribbon and more rub-ons applied to black card. I decided to tear around the edge of the focal element, add hand drawn stitching and orange flat backed gems with orange mini roses.

Loving these rub-on skeletons they're great on dark paper!


Please note: The photos and card designs 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, 6 October 2014

Special Birthdays Handmade Cards




For a Female - Bunny Card


70th Bunny Card For Nan (with fluffy friend) © Jenny Pearce 2014.
70th Bunny Card For Nan © Jenny Pearce 2014.
Bunny Birthday Card For Nan Background Detail © Jenny Pearce 2014.
Bunny Birthday Card For Nan Multi-Layering Detail © Jenny Pearce 2014.
Birthday Card For Nan Floral Details © Jenny Pearce 2014.


It’s always special to receive a handmade card and as a lady gets older, she doesn’t always like to advertise her age. I was asked to mark a special birthday for a very special Nan so I designed this pretty blush pink and sage green creation. The Basic Grey background paper inspired me with the colour scheme and provided a suitable floral backdrop to the multi-layering elements on the card.

I used vintage style paper roses, wooden hearts, paper lace border, ribbon and sparkly gems to create a look of vintage glam, whilst combining these with this pretty bunny stamped image, where I subtly added the age and personal hand written text around the edge of the circle. I also embellished with twinkly glitter glue for extra sparkle.

I understand the recipient was delighted with the card!

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 or their likeness anywhere. Thank you.


For a Male – 70th Card

70th Birthday Card For a Man © Jenny Pearce.


Men can be tricky to design handmade cards for and unless they have particular hobbies where do you start?

This was a special card that creates a bold statement, one where the age was the main feature, so I decided to shape the card around the age. This has been cut and covered in sparkly glitter card. I then embellished with assorted hearts and text from Doodlebug Design, as well as light catching gems and raised messages, plus the recipient's name.

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, save, copy or post my images/ designs or their likeness anywhere. Thank you.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Autumnal Themes For A Loved One - World Card Making Day 2014

Autumnal Themes - A Card For Dad © Jenny Pearce

A Card For Dad Detail © Jenny Pearce



This was a card  I created a while ago (for Father's Day) but this Dad themed card is a good example of using Autumnal (or The Fall) colour schemes, (which are ideal for the men!) I used Die Cuts With A View - Cinnamon Luster Stack Paper as a background which compliments the patterned heart that I matted and layered to the centre of the card. Glittery gold paper adds sparkle with extra hearts and simple sticky letters complete the look. 

As we celebrate October 4th as World Card Making Day, I thought this would be an ideal one to share as the trees begin to turn golden and we are inspired by the pretty colours of Autumn around us.


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, save, copy or post my images/ designs or their likeness anywhere. Thank you.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Simplicity With Together Forever




Simplicity With Together Forever © Jenny Pearce

This simple yet elegant card needed very little to get the message across. I used adhesive glitter tape as borders with simple die cut hearts raised from the background with stamped messages. Sometimes I find ‘less is more’ and whilst I refrain from adding more embellishments (then I have to be strict with myself sometimes!) I think the overall results were worth the careful planning in the early design process stage.


Please note: The copyright of the below designs remains with me (the designer). Please respect the laws of copyright and do not redistribute, share, save or post my images or their likeness anywhere. Thank you.
 

Monday, 11 February 2013

Craft Artist 2 - Digital Crafting

I recently designed some digi cards with a copy Serif's Craft Artist 2 Professional software. It's ideal for creating your own digital cards, papercrafts projects and the like on your home pc. Simply use one of their digikits and design to your hearts content before printing out on your home printer.

They have numerous digikits available, but two of my faves are Daydream and Aviary Paradise - loving the birds and the bird cages!

I designed the below cards using these kits and this quick and easy to use software.
One for Valentines Day and one for a pretty Thank You card.


Created with the Aviary Paradise Digikit.                 Created with the Daydream Digikit.



Do you craft digitally or do you prefer to physically craft with real craft products? I believe they both have advantages and I like to work both ways.

Please note: The copyright of the below designs remains with me (the designer). Please respect the laws of copyright and do not redistribute, share, save or post my images or their likeness anywhere. Thank you.