Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas favorites

Stacking DollsCrochet Angel OrnamentOh Christmas TreeWashi tape candle holder-night shot

Christmas favorites, a set on Flickr.

Thank you for your visit and your kind comments!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Washi tape candle holder

Washi tape candle holder by jmcraftygal
Washi tape candle holder, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.

A quick and easy decoration using a straight sided glass, washi tape, velum, snowflake ribbon and a battery operated tea light.

Points and Angel Card

Points and Angel Card by jmcraftygal
Points and Angel Card, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
Stamps used Quietfire Design sentiment from new home set # 5924 and Poinsettia and leaf from Stampin Up! Joyful Christmas set.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ribbons, Pearls and Lace ATC

I just love working with my glitter pens!
Whats your favorite coloring tool?

Paper crafting makes a person sparkle!

Have a good day!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Let It Snow Bookmark Tags

Let it snow bookmark tags by jmcraftygal
Let it snow bookmark tags, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
Do you have a reader on your list? I made these sweet Bookmark Tags for my grandchildren!
I used images from these Stampin Up! stamp sets.
Warmth and Wonder
Color Me Christmas
Best of Snow
Snow Much Fun

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Listen Christmas Card

Listen Christmas Card by jmcraftygal
Listen Christmas Card, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
Love is what's in the room.... another wonderful Christmas quote from Suzanne at Quietfire Design.

also used the Stampin Up! -Watercolour winter stamp set.

I like how the washi tape coordinates with the SB Embossing Folder.

Thanks for the visit!

Perfect Christmas Card

Perfect Christmas Card by jmcraftygal
Perfect Christmas Card, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
A card for DH thanks to Suzanne at Quietfire Design for the perfect quote stamp!

The sweet Mrs. Claus image is from a freebie stamp set that came with a magazine I purchased in November.

Entered this into CCM#77

Monday, December 16, 2013

Snowy Tree Photo Christmas Card Duo

Sharing our snow by way of photo!

Both cards are stamped using Quietfire Design Stamps.

Have a crafty day!

Hanging Ornament Merry Christmas Card

Can you tell I'm hooked on traditional cards this year? :)
For this card I used 
Quietfire Design Sentiment Stamp, Also from QFD -Ribbon, Paper and Sakura glitter pen. 
Stampin Up! Punch, Card stock, Bakers twine. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Mitten and Snowflakes

A favorite of mine from last season. The sentiment is from Quietfire Design.

Entering this in the Card Making Mamas Dec Challenge CMM#77

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Memories Card

Christmas Memories Card by jmcraftygal
Christmas Memories Card, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
I embossed this card using the Memory Box Die - Glowing Candles.

The Sentiment is one of the many beautiful Calligraphy Stamps available at Quietfire Designs.

Entered in Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge anything goes for December.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Stocking Trio Card

Stocking Trio Card by jmcraftygal
Stocking Trio Card, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
For this whimsical card I used the sweet Stocking image from the Color Me Christmas stamp set and the sentiment is from the Sassy Salutations stamp set. Both from Stampin Up!

The ribbon strips are made from card stock using the faux suede technique.

Entered in Christmas Cards All Year Round Dec 2013 Challenge

And with thanks for the invite Hazel! Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge

Joyful Christmas Card

Joyful Christmas Card by jmcraftygal
Joyful Christmas Card, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
For this card I used the Dynamic Duo DD # 82 colour scheme, Primrose petals and Gumball green. I really like how the two colours work together.

Stampin Up! Joyful Christmas Stamps, Card stock, Markers, Ribbon and Pearls.
Sakura glitter pen.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

Deer Christmas Card

Deer Christmas Card by jmcraftygal
Deer Christmas Card, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
Holiday magic happens when friends get together to craft and share! Thanks Margo for a fun afternoon of chin wagging and crafting! :)

Today, Dec 6, is St. Nicklaus Day, a day that I remember fondly from my childhood. My brother and I would set our boots outside of our bedroom doors the night of the fifth. And in the morning we would find a small gift in them. Sometime a small toy or some fruit or chocolates.
One of my favorites was a ball of yarn and a pair of knitting needles. Then the real magic happened as my mother showed me how to knit! :)

Wishing every one a Happy Crafty Holiday!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Ornament #1 2013

Ornament #1 2013 by jmcraftygal
Ornament #1 2013, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
This pretty ornament is made of Stampin Up! supplies including the largest festive flurries die also the ornament and mosaic punches. It measures 11" so it's perfect for on a tree or as a hang alone in a window. It will also fold flat for shipping.

Thanks for your visit today!

Entered at Die Cut Divas Nov, Dec Challenge

Friday, November 29, 2013

Mata Ortiz Pottery

Mata Ortiz Pottery by jmcraftygal
Mata Ortiz Pottery, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
Six weeks ago on a trip to Mexico my DH purchased these two Wedding vases made by the potters of Mata Ortiz. He was on his motorcycle and had them shipped UPS, they finally arrived this week.

There is a very interesting art story behind this style of pottery. Detailed in a book called the Miracle of Mata Ortiz. In short a young boy, Juan Quezada finds ancient pot shards as he's collecting firewood for his family. He experiments until he is able to duplicate the methods used to make, fire and decorate the ancient pottery. Through all this he becomes one of Mexico's premier Artists and saves his small town of Mata Ortiz in the process.

To find out more, read an interview with the Author Walt Parks of Miracle of Mata Ortiz here: Stanford Magazine Article

Or for Eye candy check out the Google image files for Mata Ortiz Pottery


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Snowflake Christmas Card and envelope

Well the Christmas Season has begun and here is my first homemade card.

It features the Stampin Up! Festive Flurry suite.

Thanks for your visit!

Entered in
Die Cut Divas Nov-Dec Challenge
Bastel-traum Christmaschallenge
Christmas Cards All Year Round Nov Challenge

For Vintage Collage Ornament Swap

Made for the Vintage Collage ATC Yahoo Group annual Ornament ATC swap.
Supplies Stampin Up!

Spooky tree ATC's

One more fall themed item. I made these for the Lets Swap ATC's Flickr Group- Owl Swap.

The background is simply done by swiping distress inks across the paper in a diagonal movement then topped with glitter glue. The Stamp is from Stampin Up! Best of Halloween collection.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sweater Weather Owl Card

Sweater weather Owl Card by jmcraftygal
Sweater weather Owl Card, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
It's been a while since I did a crafty post so I decided on a Thinking of You card!

The supplies for this card;

Stampin Up!
Card stock - Naturals Ivory
DSP - Sweater Weather
Stamp - Sassy Salutations
Inks - More Mustard(R), Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip & Encore Gold
Stampin Write Marker - Chocolate Chip
EF - Chevron, Beautiful Barogue
Owl Builder Punch

Gold Marker and Googly eyes

Thanks for the visit! :)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fall 2013

First frost-SnapdragonsFirst frost-ChrysanthemumsFirst frost-Rose HipsFirst frost-Mist rolling inHappy Fall!

Fall 2013, a set on Flickr.

Hello all! :)

I'm back now from a wonderful month at the cottage where I spent my vacation gardening, relaxing and watching as the season changed to fall.

The lake has been a busy place, full of migrating waterfowl as they stop over on their way south. Last week was first frost and I snapped a few photo's to share of the flowers.

Hope you've all been enjoying a lovely Fall too!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Quietfire Creations Blog Hop Sept. 17-21st

I just want to let you know about wonderful Blog hop by the folks over at Quietfire Creations. For your chance to win some Dreamweaver stencils and Quietfire Design Stamps hop on over to Quietfire Creations Blog

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Rose Bookmark and a welcome!

Rose Bookmark by jmcraftygal
Rose Bookmark, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
Have you tried coloring with paper? It's made easy using multiple die cuts of different colored card stock.

Card stock and ribbon Stampin Up!
Cheery Lynn Die
Misc. Gold Marker

Entered in Color Q Challenge # 205

Hello and Welcome to my blog Constance, I'm real happy to have you aboard!

Thanks for your visit,

Friday, August 23, 2013

Invite to visit me at Quietfire Design

Good morning, today is my second date as Guest designer over at Quietfire Design please check out my Happy Birthday Card , there is a lot of other inspiration awaiting you too!
Thanks for your visit and have a good day!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wildflower -Golden Rod

Wildflower -Golden Rod by jmcraftygal
Wildflower -Golden Rod, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.

These flowers were difficult to capture as the wind was whipping them around pretty good. See the Bee and several other insects holding on for dear life.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I'm Guest designer today at Quietfire Creations Blog!

Good morning! I'm so excited to share that today is my day to be Guest designer over at Quietfire Creations Blog  I invite you over to check my entry out!

Thanks for stopping in, I hope you have a great day!

Welcome Little One Album

Welcome Little One Album by jmcraftygal

To make this Album I used;
Quietfire Design- Welcome Little One stamp set
CS- Ranger Adirondack Cool peri
EF- CB d'Vine swirl
Ink- DI Tumbled glass, AI Jet black
1/2" White ribbon
Misc 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" Album and Rhinestones

Thanks for your visit!

Welcome Little One Album, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

View from our kitchen at the 'cottage'

We spent our first weekend with our family at our lake house. Big smiles...ahhh!

I hope you find some serenity and sunshine in your day too!
Thanks for stopping by, Jutta

To create card

To create card by jmcraftygal
To create card, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
Now for a little confession, I was supposed to making a Christmas Card for our Christmas in July challenge over at LOVE! Handmade cards...but then a package from Quietfire Design arrived.

Oh well there is always tomorrow. ;)

For this card I started with a watercolour card blank. I masked it with a net that once held Limes. Lightly did several spritzes of PP Chartreuse and then ran DI Evergreen boughs around the edge.

Stamped the lovely Quietfire Design quote in Archival black.

Cut out ribbon flowers and adhered to glue dots. Then added punched out MS Snowflakes and leaves. Embellished with buttons and pearls.
As a final touch I added some squiggles of Sharpie glitter paint.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Perfect blend ATC's

Atc's made for the Vintage Collage Yahoo Grp June swap.

I had fun doing the quick BG with distress ink pad and a paper roll for the coffee rings.

The beans were stamped with vintage photo DI and then coloured with vintage photo distress marker.
Interesting how the colours vary between the two.

The Jim's Coffee lable is from a Whimsy BG stamp that I cut apart.

Beans and spoon are Inkadoo

Friday, June 14, 2013

Bloom in yellow ATC

I've had the daffodil clipping on my desk for ages waiting it's turn on a project. Daffodil Bloom where you're planted was inspired by the lovely lining of the envelope I received from Helen. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Bookmark for Bonita

Bookmark for Bonita by jmcraftygal
Bookmark for Bonita, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
I did a bookmark trade a couple of weeks back and this is what I made for Bonita.
You can view her bookmarks here.

Cardstock, Poppy stamp, ribbon at top and punch are from SU!
The lovely sentiment is from Quietfire Design.

Misc. Poppy ribbon and glitter pen.

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

My Take Bellflower ATC

Painted with distress markers, finished with purple glitter pen.

To see more of my ATC's go to Flickr ATC's for trade set or Flickr traded ATC's set

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I used my Pink Lilac photo at 50% opacity as a background for
a 12 x12 digital scrapbook page.
The photos are from  my grandsons birthday.
Sentiment is MDS.
( Sorry for the photo quality.)

Thanks for the visit, enjoy your day!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Oldtimer Picnic Birthday Card

A birthday card for my brother who I seldom see hence the double sentiment.

The background paper reminded me of a blanket, so I ran the corners into my crimper 
and then set it onto some watercoloured lawn.

Used Just Rite Stamps and dies.

Wow I'm surprised, this is my 100th post. :)

I entered this into Die Cut Divas - June challenge

Apple Blossom ATC

Thanks for looking!

Ah, June is here and so are the blooms.
 Red Osier - Wild Dogwood

Wild Azalea Berries

 Ninebark Buds

Mugo Pine Blossoms

Mini Image Transfer

Hello and welcome, I'm having a lot of fun mono printing with my gel plate these days. One of the things I enjoy is the unpredictability...