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

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Precious Butterflies ATC

And an ATC with the same theme.

Enjoy your day!

Precious Butterflies Bookmark

Used Stampin Up!
Stamp -Precious Butterflies set for Sentiment.
CS -Rose red, Daffodil delight, white
Ink -Gumball green
Washi tape
Ribbon -Rose red seam binding
Misc yarn and butterfly sticker

DIY Designer cardstock - Mountain Ash Leaves

To do Leaf printing you must first find some leaves.
I chose Mountain Ash Leaves for this one.


This can be a bit messy so cover your work surface with paper.
I found brayering the ink (Gumball green)onto leaves worked best.

Carefully pick up leaves turn them and place ink side down 
onto white cardstock. 
Now lay a piece of scratch paper on top of the 
leaves and pat paper as if smoothing it out over top of the leaves. 
Lift paper then leaves and viola 
your leaf print is done.

Repeat print as many times as needed to fill your page.

For finishing my designer cardstock I added some  lighter green (Pear pizzazz )along stems.
Then spritzed some Gold Smootch all over.
Then I scrunched up a scrap of terry towel to randomly daub a variety of colour.
(Early espresso, Chocolate chip, Cajun craze & More mustard)
To complete I edged it with the Gumball green and then again lightly
in Cajun craze.

Experiment with other colours or shapes. Let me know how it works for you.

Thanks for your visit!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Welcome LaVon! Thanks for joining, for you I have a lemon flower photo!

Dig you! Card

Dig you! Card by jmcraftygal
Dig you! Card, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
For the Grandkids - While making some backgrounds this one reminded me of a fossil.

Stampin Up!
Stamps -Dino roar, ABC-123 Sketch Alpha and numbers
CS -Sahara sand, Tangerine tango
Ink -Gumball green, Early espresso
EF -Square lattice
Misc. Jute

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fredward bear note card

Fredward bear note card by jmcraftygal
Fredward bear note card, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
I hope you are enjoying the sunshine!

The bear stamp and die are from Memory Box

Doily stamp, cardstock, and twine Stampin Up!
Misc. Punches

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Train Birthday card -Geburtstag Karte

A card for my uncle in Germany who's retired from the railroad.

Just some stamping and watercolouring with inks.

The stamps are SA-On the railroad and SU! Verspielte gruesse ( Wacky verses in German)

Entry for June challenge at Die Cut Divas

Monday, June 3, 2013


Inspire by jmcraftygal
Inspire, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
Found this card that I made last year and it's just perfect for the weather we are having at the moment.

The stamps and dies are a Sizzix set.
The embossing folder SU!

Swallowtail Butterfly on Lilac 2

Butterfly on Lilac 2 by jmcraftygal
Butterfly on Lilac 2, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
And a back view of the open wings.

I hope you are enjoying the breaks in the weather today too!

Thanks for your visit!

Swallowtail Butterfly on Lilac 1

Butterfly on Lilac 1 by jmcraftygal
Butterfly on Lilac 1, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
One of my favorite butterflies that visit our flowers each spring and summer.


Azalea by jmcraftygal
Azalea, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
I'm trying to capture the various flowers in my garden as they bloom this year.

Hummingbird Moth and Columbine

White lined sphinx hummingbird moth, they are active in the daytime and flit about from flower to flower just like a hummingbird does.

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...