Monday, 18 January 2016

What I Love & In The Meadow

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you've had a really lovely weekend.

Today's card is flowery and summery and warm.....unlike our weather which is snowy and wintery and freezing cold!

Although I don't think the 3-step flower in the What I Love Stamp Set actually lines up "properly", I really love its randomness (I'm not sure if that's a proper word or not! LOL!).

I stamped and fussy cut three flowers for this card. I used Rose Red Ink for the first step which is the outline stamp, Blushing Bride Ink for the second stamp, which is the all-over background stamp and Melon Mambo stamped off once for the third step. 

Using Garden Green Ink, I also stamped the double leaf stamp four times, coloured and fussy cut them. I put these to one side while I worked on the base of the card. I started with a base of Whisper White Cardstock with a layer of Garden Green. The top layer is from the Love Blossom Designer Series Paper Stack.

I die cut the centre out using the no. 4 die from the Ovals Collection Framelits. Using dies nos. 4 and 5, I also die cut a Garden Green frame. One of the techniques I really enjoy is painting rubber stamps in various colours, which is what I've done with the flower stamp inside the oval of this card.

The stamp is from In The Meadow Stamp Set and I used the following marker pens; Garden Green, Rose Red, Melon Mambo and  Blushing Bride. The first time I stamped it in the centre of my piece of Whisper White cardstock. Then I stamped the second and third times on either side of this and slightly higher.

I used die no 5 to cut the image out and adhered it with Tombow behind the aperture in the Designer Series Paper. I adhered this to the Garden green layer and added the frame around the oval.

I used Tombow to adhere two of the What I Love flowers I'd fussy cut earlier to the card front. Then I added the third one on top. I was careful not to put glue all over the flowers because I needed space to slide the four sets of leaves in. I stamped the sentiment from the Circle Of Spring Stamp Set in Garden Green Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. I punched it out with a 1" Circle Punch. I also punched a 1.25" Scalloped Circle in Garden Green Cardstock. I layered the two together and adhered to the card front with Dimensionals.

The last two photographs are the before and after photographs of the new units in my studio.

I bought the two units that are supporting the shelf that goes from one end to the other. The third unit I"borrowed" from the other side of the room so the shelf has three supports! I have gained an amazing amount of extra space by doing this! It doesn't look too tidy above the shelf (LOL) but below is so nicely organised that I can reach those things I use frequently, so much easier now.

I think I have now reached the limit of what I can put into my studio! (LOL)

Until tomorrow, happy crafting,



  1. Good afternoon Jan,
    Oh how i would love a place like you have to call my own and where i could have all my things right at my finger tips. I hope you get a great amount of joy in your new tidy work space.
    Your meadow card is lovely and bright and just nice for us imagining that lovely spring day that we are going to have in a couple of months but it is so nice to lift these dark days. I don't know about you but i am still having to have the light on to be able to craft as it is so dark at this time of the year that i won't be sorry to welcome in your lovely spring view. Thank you Jan for both pieces of inspiration,
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Vilage)

  2. Hi, Norah. I count my blessings everyday for my craft room. I really appreciate how fortunate I am to have it. I really don't like cold weather and I'm really looking forward to Spring! I'm really pleased you like my card. Best wishes and happy crafting, JanB. ☺

  3. Hi Jan, your card is lovely, but I like your craft room better. LOL. just wait till I show my hubby your pictures, and say see that's what I want. LOL! He won't be impressed, not into crafting. I made your little Owl Sewing Kit box this morning, and it turned out really cute...Thx for the video...Ann

  4. Hi, Ann. Oh dear. I think I'm going to be unpopular with a lot of husbands! I'll just have to get crafty in my craft room and cheer myself up again! LOL!! So pleased the Owl Sewing Kit turned out well. Happy crafting, JanB.

  5. Hi Jan, well, hubby liked your craft room, when I showed him your pictures he said..hmmm, and looked around my domain, soooo just maybe I might get some new units too. Thx, Ann

  6. YAY!! I really hope so! My other two units arrive today! Maybe you shouldn't show those pictures when I share them! LOL! Happy crafting, JanB.