Thursday, February 27, 2014

My Spirit is in the Mountains Card and more

Hello and welcome!
Today's share is a Card and Artist Trading Cards I made over the last few days. 
I  created the backgrounds with my Daubers and Dye Ink. I really like how 
the mountain scene resembles watercolour.

My Spirit is in the Mountains Card by jmcraftygal
For this Card I used Stampscapes Inc. Sentiment and Marianne Designs Die
Early Espresso CS, Paper cord,  Paper from my stash, Gold Marker, Red Glitter pen.
Inks-Brown Staz on, Peacock Feathers, Gathered Twigs, Pumice and Antique Photo DI
Gingerbread House ATC
-Brown Staz on and Dreamweaver Stencil
Copper paint and Glitter pen, Misc.brads
Pink Poppy ATC
-Stampin Up! Poppy stamped with Brown Staz on
 and Gold glitter pen.
And a couple of photos of the undecorated backgrounds.
Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade
Distress Ink.
Certainly Celery and Melon Mambo
Stampin Spots.
I really enjoyed putting all this colour to paper and hope you do too. 
I'll gladly answer any questions so feel free to ask.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Thanks so much! Card

Thanks so much! Card by jmcraftygal

Thanks so much! Card, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.

Thanks Holly and all those that made my time as a Stampin Up! demo memorable! :)

All supplies used Stampin Up!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Homemade Stencil Cards

Hello, today I'm sharing a couple of Cards I made using Homemade Stencils made with my Punches.

For the future belongs...Card I randomly stenciled ovals on the diagonal. 
Added the Darkroom Door stamps and Stampin Up! burlap ribbon. 
Completed it with a simple line of glitter pen all around.

Here's a photo of supplies used. (missing, Burlap ribbon)

And here my second share is a Christmas Card. :)
Nothing too special here except I used my brayr to change a round Doily into a Lace edging.

Again a photo of the Stencil and supplies used. All punches Stampin Up!

I hope you enjoyed your visit, I appreciated it!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Playing with Paper Cord -Quote Note Card and ATC

Hi there, today I have two projects to share. Can you guess what they have in common?
Well other than lovely Quotes from Quietfire Design I used a new product in
my scrap box, thanks to Suzanne's kindness, paper cord.

God grant me...Note Card

Chicory ATC for Let's Swap Flickr Group -Feb. Quote Swap

Supplies used:
Note Card -Quietfire Design Stamp, Watercolour paper, Distress Inks (Squeezed Lemon, Persimmons & Mowed Lawn), 
Archival Ink (Sepia), Paper Cord

ATC-Quietfire Design Stamp, Watercolour paper, Distress Inks for Background (Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass), Distress Markers for Flower ( Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters)

And please join me today at Quietfire Creations Blog.

Thanks for your visit and remember , 

Good times abound where Crafters are found!


Quietfire Creations Sneak Peek - Butterfly Collapsible Cube

Please join me today over at Quietfire Creations Blog
As I share a fun and easy project to organize your craft space. 

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

What is a weed... Note Card

Hello, another snowy day in the valley has me wishing for the wild flowers of summer. 
This thought is what inspired my Nature Note Card. 

What is a weed...Card by jmcraftygal
What is a weed...Card, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.

Supplies Used
Stamp -Quietfire Design Nature Quote Mark
CS -Stampin Up!-Baked Brown Sugar, Natural
Dies -Memory Box
Misc -Glitter Pen, Paper Cord, Ribbon, Pearls coloured with marker.

Thanks for your visit today!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Snowshoe Fun -Digital Scrapbook Page

During a break in the weather yesterday DH and I went for a snowshoe.
I had wanted a couple of photos to send to our youngest who's away and missing us. 
The photo's didn't turn out like I had hoped. Not to be defeated  I used
My Digital Studio and switched the order in which they were taken.
This digital scrapbook page is what I came up with. 

Note: No DH's were injured during the making of this scrapbook page.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day!

Friendship Bookmark

Hello! My first share today is a Bookmark and ATC I made using a 
fun background I'm calling Dauber and Lace.

Friendship Bookmark
Friendship Bookmark by jmcraftygal
Friendship Bookmark, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
The  Friendship sentiment is from Quietfire Design

Seahorse Dance ATC

I  received these bits of lace as gifts from my ATC trades and I have to say it is very cool looking!

For a quick and fun background I used the Lace as a stencil and simply dabbed the ink on with a Dauber. Then made a scalloped edge by continuing along both sides of the lace.

I love this Peacock stamp it is the perfect size for a bookmark.
The Dance to your own music stamp is also from Inkadinkado.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

I Write You Letters...Note Book

I picked up several note books with clear plastic covers that just begged to be decorated.
First I applied the rose outline sticker to the outside of front cover and then coloured it in from the back (inside front cover) with permanent markers. I used brown Stazon ink to stamp the Quietfire Design Quote Stamp. Added a ribbon to complete.

For this small note book I used this fun vintage Crayola Crayon stamp from Deep Red. Some Washi tape and felt stickers with a dab of fabric paint in the middle.

Enjoy your weekend!

Queen of Hearts 2014...and the winner is...

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who stopped in and played along this week! 

This was my first Blog Hop and it has been an inspiration to me as I read through all your thoughtful comments. 
Thanks to the winner is...

          Saundra, please email me with your snail mail address.

And last but not least a big welcome to my Blog Patti and Con!

To me you are all Queen of Hearts! 


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Queen of Hearts - Thinking of You

Welcome to the Queen of Hearts Event!
Here is my contribution!
For my 5"x 7" Card I used the small Thinking of You stamp from Quietfire Design
I cut the Birch Trio and Bird Memory Box Dies from card stock and set aside. Then inked up the back of the  Birch Trio die with Iced Spruce DI and stamped it onto card front to create a shadow for the trees. I created the snowy background and sky with pastels and a torn strip of card stock as a mask (photo detail).

Starting at the base of each tree I painted the tree shadows on the snow with Iced Spruce DI. When all was good and dry I attached the Birch Trio die cut over the tree shadow. Then randomly sprayed Smooch Spritz on all but the sky area.

I cut a strip of Vellum and stamped Thinking of You with Jet Black Archival Ink then again with Silver Encore Ink. Once ink was dry I attached Vellum to card front with Double sided tape. To complete the card I added the Ribbon and Bird die cut.

Thanks for hopping by! Jutta

Here is our Blog Hop Schedule and the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):

Feb 10 Holly and Theresa
Feb 11 Sherry and Jutta (you are here) 
Feb 12 Wendy and Terre
Feb 13 Yogi and Robyn
Feb 14 Suzanne and Wanda

 For a chance to win….
Leave a comment below before midnight PST February 14, 2014. A winner will be randomly chosen
from my list of comments and your name will be posted on February 15, 2014.
For more details AND to enter in the Queen of Hearts Challenge, please visit

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tranquility - Vellum Gift Twists

Hello everyone! Today I'd like to share with you a couple of Gift Twists I made inspired by 
Holly's beautiful - No Act of Kindness Gift Twist 

I started by cutting an 8-1/2"x11" pc of Vellum in two. Which I then dry embossed and coloured on the inside with dye ink.

Using a SBE I die cut both front and back of the Blue GT and the front edge of the Pink GT.

I fastened the side and back with double sided tape then wrapped each with coordinating decorative tape.

The Labels were die cut (heart - Memory Box, butterfly -Cheery Lynne) and stamped using Stazon  with Six Gentle Word's Tranquility from Quietfire Design and embellished. 

To complete I inserted zip top bags filled with scented bath salts before tying the Gift Twists with ribbons.

Pink Vellum Gift Twist.

Blue Vellum Gift Twist.

These were easy and fun to make and I’m very pleased with how they turned out.

Now I’m thinking I need to make some more twists to fill with chocolate kisses for my littlest Valentines.

What will you put in your gift twist?

Thanks for the visit , enjoy your day!

Entered in Die Cut Divas February Challenge

Monday, February 3, 2014

Art Journal

In January 2012  I started an Art Journal in an old discarded book I found.
I love to grab my markers, pens or pencil crayons and just doodle. 
Here in no particular order are a some of my favorite pages.

Enjoy your day!

Winter Photo Greeting and ATC's

Winter photo greeting by jmcraftygal
Winter photo greeting, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
I'm not surprised that Wiarton Willie wanted to return to his cozy den for another six weeks. I know I could do with it a bit warmer out but have to admit that I'm loving that sun!
Below are a couple of Artist Trading Cards I made over the weekend.

Thanks for the visit!

Butterfly Brilliance Card 2 - March CCC

Hello! Today I'm sharing a Slimline card featuring the Butterfly Brilliance Suite from Stampin' Up!.  This card is on it's way t...