Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Flurry of Wishes Card No 2 and Today's Video

Hello Crafters.

Boy, am I having problems updating my Videos page! In an ideal world, I'd do it as I go along but I tend to forget! Last night I sat here and loaded the latest 11 videos together with the link, photograph and list of products and measurements for each of them. I clicked Preview, the cogs turned - as normal - then a page which tells me the link is broken, appears.

After trying, this, that and anything else I could think of, without success, I called hubby, who was lying in bed very comfortably, thank you very much, reading the newspaper!! Fortunately, he's a very patient man and came to my aid! So he suggested trying this, that and anything else he could think of! He had partial success - 6 videos posted, 5 still waiting! So please bear with me while I try to get my videos page sorted out! ☺

I have just posted today's video to YouTube - this is the link: Black & Gold Bauble Card. This was one of last week's challenge cards and I'd received requests for a video. I'm always happy to make a video for any of the projects I show you, just let me know you'd like one. ☺

Yesterday's challenge card shows a variation of a theme, which I saw demonstrated recently on a video made by Jeannette Cobb - brilliant idea, thank you, Jeannette.

Following Jeannette's instructions, I started with a piece of computer paper the same size as the top layer of my card and drew round an oval die and folded the paper in half vertically. I used number 4 die of the Ovals Collection.

I've made five cards using this technique, some shown here, and varied between drawing round the outside of the die and the inside. Then I carefully tore around the pencil line. I adhered the outside piece using temporary adhesive to my card stock and sponged around the edge using Pear Pizzazz ink. The idea is to give a tattered oval shape to frame the central image.

I used the Peaceful Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set for the central image, again using Pear Pizzazz ink. When I'd finished the sponging, I stamped the Christmas tree and removed the template.

Then I used temporary adhesive to stick the oval over the stamped and sponged area. I used the smallest two snowflakes from the Flurry of Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set and stamped randomly around the outside, using Pool Party ink. I then used the snowflake stamp from the A Little Something Stamp Set using Lost Lagoon Ink.

I varied the places I applied Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on each card. For the star on the tree, I punched it out using the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack, covered it with my Two-way Glue Pen and dipped it into my container of Dazzling Diamonds. The sentiment is from Flurry of Wishes.

Rather a lot from me today, I hope you've enjoyed reading it! Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. This is a lovely card Jan.
    I came to your blog from YouTube
    I can't comment there as I am using an ipad and it won't let me.
    Discovered your videos a while back and really enjoy them and now subscribed.
    You explain things so clearly and that's great!
    Thanks a lot Ruthx

    1. Hi, Ruth. I'm really pleased you enjoy my videos and that you're a subscriber - thank you. I hope you enjoy my blog as well now ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.