Going Dotty – Joanna Sheen Blog Challenge

This months challenge card using a STUNNING image from

Joanna Sheens

Daisy & Friends at Christmas `

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I wanted to use an embossed backing to the topper and the card

wasn`t big enough so I embossed 4 small pieces of card and inked them

using the peeled paint & the fired brick Tim Holtz distress ink pads.

I cut and teared the pieces to make a patchwork background before adding a decoupage

topper of the Daisy image.

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The card was finished with a shabby ribbon bow and some scrunched

Prima flowers  to embellish

I tinted the green flowers with a red Promarker to marry the colours from the topper.

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Please check out all the other blog challenge pieces as they are always a joy to look at

Click here for the Blog

Have fun – Suzanne x

This entry was posted on September 2, 2012, in 1. 5 Comments

Try Something New – Joanna Sheen Blog Challenge

This months challenge card using a wonderful DIGI image from the

Joanna Sheens

` Daisy & Friends Cd Rom`

I can`t believe I have never made a card using a digi image so this cd was perfect for the challenge

I had used one of the already coloured in digi flowers but never one you had to colour in

So out came the Promarkers to colour it in

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It`s so relaxing colouring in

I decoupaged Daisy & the table before matting the image onto a few layers of card

to make a hanger for the kitchen door

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Please check out all the other blog challenge pieces as they are always a joy to look at

Click here for the Blog

Don`t forget to stop by the blog to see the daily talent spot as well as the weekly blog candy

Plus the challenges are every 2 weeks now – so lots to see

Have fun – Suzanne x

This entry was posted on August 5, 2012, in 1. 2 Comments

Going Round in Circles – Joanna Sheen Blog Challenge

This months challenge card using a STUNNING backing paper

Joanna Sheens

` Jane Shasky Cd Rom`

This card is a very simple one but I love that in a card sometimes

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I thought the scalloped circle die which is cut on a folded piece of the rosebud paper would suit the title brief

The wheels are inked cirlces using the new Summer Limited Edition

Tim Holtz Ink pad  -  Picked Raspberry

Which are currently on special offer if you click the link above

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Please check out all the other blog challenge pieces as they are always a joy to look at

Click here for the Blog

Don`t forget to stop by the blog to see the daily talent spot as well as the weekly blog candy

Plus the challenges are every 2 weeks now – so lots to see

Have fun – Suzanne x

This entry was posted on July 8, 2012, in 1. 6 Comments

Lavender & Lace – Workshop – Joanna Sheen Blog Challenge

This months  `Joanna Sheen Blog Challenge` 

is `Lavender & Lace`

 

Please check the blog out to see all the

Design Team Work

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I thought i`d add a workshop

It`s a very simple one but the technique of adding pages is

a very useful one

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So for this workshop I have used the following

( click on the item to take you to the product )

Products Used for the Workshop

Jane Shasky Double Cd Rom

Stardream Card

8″ x 8″ Card Blank

Pressed Flowers

Decoupage Snips

Pinflair Gel Glue

Photo Paper

Purple Ribbon & Lace Hanky

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Lavender & Lace Workshop

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Take the 8 x 8″ card blank & 2 sheets of kunzite card. Trim of 4 inches off the

bottom of the 2 sheets of card in a portrait position.

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Score 3/4 inch down the right hand edge of the card making sure the card is in the correct

position and the bottom edge is the edge that has just been cut away – this will ensure the

wider edge has been scored. Place a strip of double sided tape behind the tab & place the scored edge

right on the base card centre crease.  Once the card is in place remove the tape & stick the card down.

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Repeat this process on the 2nd piece of card to form the 2nd page of the card. Add the tab to the back

of the card so the tab will be covered with another square piece of card – this is optional but adds

a lovely feel to the project matching and covering the tabs. Cut the panel to side to make sure the

card is covered correctly as it will give a seamless feel to the project.

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Once the 2 pieces of card are in place the centre of the card will look like this.

A lovely flush feel & the tabs are underneath.

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Select different backing papers from the Jane Shasky cd to match the theme of the card.

Here a frame with acetate & pressed flowers behind have been added to make a feature

piece to the project. An edging of lilac promarker has been used around the backing papers.

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Add different images which have been printed onto photo paper for a lovely sheen.

Build the images throughout the pages to link the colours together.

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Here one of the frames has been added towards the back to allow a sentiment and your own words

to be hand written if you so wish.

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More backing papers & the decoupaged image has been added to the front page.

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 To add detail to the piece & follow the lace theme from the image a lace hanky has been folded in half

& a ribbon added to gathered the hanky up. The ribbon used has also been added as a bow in the top left hand

corner to bring the eye to the colours in the image.

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A close up of the hanky. Before the hanky was gathered I stamped the lavender image using Tim Holtz dusty concord

 & peeled paint distress ink.

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I hope you have enjoyed this project – it`s great for making small scrapbooks

and they are great for special occasions.

Suzanne x

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This entry was posted on June 10, 2012, in 1. 1 Comment

8″ x 8″ Easel Card with Sentiment Inserts Hidden

I have used the DL inset which was perfect for the 8×8 card – so no measuring needed
Print a landscape dl insert from the If flowers could talk cd

 

Print however many pages you need and trim around the insert outline and keep one whole and the rest cut off at 110mms

Make the easel base and place the whole insert onto the card base , mat onto card or add a gold edging to enhance the look

Place 2 holes through the cut inserts and the back of the inside of the easel card

 

Place a piece of ribbon or lace through the holes and the inserts once all the comments have been coolected in. the best thing about this is you can hand out say 10 sheets to different people / places and the it takes less time for everyone to sign the card . Maybe the page could be sent to relations too.

 Add a sentiment which has been raised on foam pads so it makes the stopper

 
Add a topper and backing paper to the front and maybe some lace – as the front will be flat you can go to town with the front and maybe add it to a box I hope this helps more on what I was talking about – i`ll copy this onto my blog later and add to the workshops so it`s not lost in the pages of the forum Suzanne x

This entry was posted on May 13, 2012, in 1. 3 Comments

Happy Birthday – Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog

This months challenge card entitled

`HAPPY BIRTHDAY`

I made a triple easel card using an image from Joanna Sheens Cd

`If Flowers Could Talk `

Having just made some workshop with a triple easel effect I wanted to play more

so thought i`d try the oval shape and the image was perfect for that.

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The design always the shape to be sent flat – so great for fitting into an envelope & posting

Here the flowers have been decoupaged to add dimension

Please check out all the other blog challenge pieces as they are always a joy to look at

Click here for the Blog

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For a worksheet on the triple easel card please check out my workshop

Triple Easel Workshop 

 Don`t forget to stop by the blog to see the daily talent spot as well as the weekly blog candy

Plus the challenges are every 2 weeks now – so lots to see

 Have fun - Suzanne x

This entry was posted on May 13, 2012, in 1. 2 Comments

If Flowers Could Talk – Lace Wedding Invitation

Well yesterday Joanna Sheen launched the STUNNING

If Flowers Could Talk Cd

It was hardly surprising it was a sell out on the show

But good news it`s still available directly from Joanna Sheen

using the link above the Cd  

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Click Here  for the You Tube piece

 showing the STUNNING artwork by

 Jayne Netley Mayhew married with words from Patient Strong 

& Click Here for the many samples made by Joanna & her Design Team

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So here is one of my samples that I have made to show how wonderful the cd is

All the topper sheets can be printed with the verses or edited to add your own

Perfect for adding Wedding Details  

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Here a topper has been mounted onto some card and a lace piece pleated on the bottom reverse.

3 little dots of Cosmic Shimmer glue have been added to the top & bottom edge of the topper

 There are 4 stationery sets one the cd and I needed a blue design so I printed off the beige envelope to get the A5 template

& then I printed the background on the reverse. The envelope was then cut out and put together with the beige on the inside

This means that you can have any size envelope with any printed backing paper on it – making the options endless if used with all of Joanna`s cd`s. 

The card base is a folded A4 sheet of stardream card and I scored 2 cms across the bottom edge to leave a

tab to add the punched panel.

This was made by cutting a piece of the same card & edging using the Woodware starter punch kit – which is an amazing piece of kit

No need to line up the pattern the tool does it for you – highly recommended

I also cut a diagonal edge to the piece to allow the card to close nicely & added some lace to the ribbon slots

An insert was printed off with Wedding Information written on it and then I printed the backing paper

on the reverse so it made a quick booklet .

The Invitation was again an insert but this time the piece was folded and stuck together to give a

strong panel. I try to think what would be quick when making a design up as I know

there will be a larger quantity needed.

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The cd has some AMAZING lace backing papers that are perfect for inserts

 for a quick Invitation. A card any non crafter could make

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The card has been made using some

Tapestry Applique Card 0r

 Tapestry Broderie Card 

 For more Wedding Invitation Ideas

Please visit my other blog

Wedding Invitations by Suzanne

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Suzanne x