Monday, 29 August 2016

Simple little white & silver card...

So today I thought it time to play with some of the wonderful new goodies that arrived in store (Craftmania Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft) last week from Jones Crafts.... 

I started with an 8x8 card blank and stamped all over the backing with a script background stamp (£3.99) with versa mark and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder (£3.99) from there I took the new large format background lace stamp (£7.99) and did the same in ordinary white card stock. 
I then layered this panel on to a piece of white pearl card. 
Under this i attached a little piece of silver edged lace. 
Then mounted on to a piece of parchment.
Adding in another layer... This time of mirror board! 
 And then when you think we can't add anymore...! I've wrapped a piece of white sheer ribbon around it and tied a bow! 

Now time to add the pis transitions... 
A brand new LARGE butterfly stamp! (£7.99) 

Now for the added extras... 
I've used our new large swirl die cut (comes in a pack of 6 dies for only £16.99) 
I've cut it out from parchment and then using a glue pen I've added detail to the design and sprinkled silver embossing powder over the top... 

The flowers! This set is a must!! It's another brand NEW set - again £16.99 - packed with LOADS of dies! 
On top of this I've added a little sentiment & job done! 

Hopefully you like today's project :) all of the products used in today's project are available from Craftmania Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft or online at 

If you're in the trade and would love to get your hands on these products please contact Jones Crafts 

This card will be part of our upcoming lessons at Craftmania Lowestoft on...
Tuesday 27th September 18:30-21:00
Wednesday 28th September 14:00-16:30
Saturday 1st October 10:00-12:30
For more details - 

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Flower fairies card and matching box...

So for this little project I've been playing with some brand new flower fairies 12x12's 
We have 8 new designs In stock now! - check out our Facebook page to see all these new designs! 

These are the two sheets I've used for this project.. 

The card itself is a 3 piece card, using 2 sheets of thick acetate as the front panel and the middle panel, with a grey back panel, I've scored the back panel at 1-1/2 inches and folded it round the front and stuck both of the acetate sheets inside this flap, I've also added a little bit of grey lace on top of the front acetate sheet. 

Now this project is all about the cutting! We've fussy cutted away at these sheets as much as possible to get all the detail we can from them! 
So on the middle panel we have one of the fairies - 
I've mounted it on a wonderful embossing folder that I've inked over with memento bamboo leaves and stamped a little saying in memento London fog. Because we are sticking this on acetate I didn't want to see the messy glue bit on the back of it so I did another panel and stuck this on the back, not only does it cover the messy bit, it also gives a space to write your greeting! 

A little more of the fussy cutting is on the front panel - 
Moving on to the back panel of the card... 
I've just used half a sheet of the all over flower paper - 
Layering it on pink and green card.

So on to the envelope box 

This complete project started with the desire to make an easy to construct box from a sheet of A3 card with minimal faff! 
So take an a3 sheet of card and score down both landscape sides at 1/2" 

Now working on the portrait sides - 
score from one end at 6" 
And again half inch over (6-1/2) 

Now turn your card to the other end and score 2-1/2 & 3" 
You will now need to remove all of the pieces marked with a blue cross, then fold up and glue the flaps to create your box! 
Now it's just the task of decorating it! I added a little more lace to the inside of the opening flap and layered green and pink card with another piece of the gorgeous paper on the front. Adding a little paper strip on top of purple card and a few pearls. This brings our project for today to an end! 

P.s the one bit I didn't mention.. GLITTER!! I've added lots of sparkle to my project using a glue pen and iridescent glitter... You can never have too much glitter! Lol. 

This project will be coming up shortly as a lesson at both our Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft shops, please keep an eye on our Facebook page for details as they are announced