Monday, 22 February 2016

Guest designer for Crafty Boots

Today I am delighted to be the Guest Designer for Crafty Boots. Their recent challenge theme is "No Stamps allowed". You can make anything crafty but it must have no stamping on it. Their challenge finishes on Sunday 28th February and you can see all the details and join in with the fun here

I had a very special wedding card to make for my silversmithing tutor so I decided to use this for my GD project.  Her dress was red and black and I used this for the colours of my card, plus I added in some wedding day white for luck.

I painted my card with Fresco paint and added some crackle paste through my TH Gothic stencil and left it to crackle.

I love the effect it creates.

Next I die cut lots of frames and embellies and added glitter and textures to them.
I added distress glitter to my hearts

Once I had lots of textured pieces  I chose the ones I wanted to use for my card.

It was then time to put on my creative produce this card.

It was so hard to photograph, IRL there is lots of lovely texture and twinkle.

Here are some close ups

I hope you will join in with the fun and that I have given you some inspiration how to make a textured card with no stamping. The challenge is running for one more week. Thanks to Dionne for inviting me to Guest Design today, it's been a pleasure.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Mixed media world  love is in the air
Frilly and Funkie 2/3 love is in the air
Country View make your own background
Pixie's snippets playground #217  my hearts were die cut with snippets of card
Creative Inspirations 3/3 anything goes with a sketch option
Emerald Creek Dares blogger scramble/anything goes 
Anything but cute grungy love
Creative Inspirations 3/3 anything goes with a sketch option
Double D 1/3 red and white
Little Claire's 1/3 love and marriage

We had a lovely visit to Southampton on Saturday. Daisy's speech is coming along so well..she is is now stringing sentences together. We got out for a coastal walk but boy was it wet, windy and very muddy!

 Daisy loves wearing her wellies and took every opportunity to jump when she could.

Thanks for stopping by today and if this is a first time visit for you, please can I extend you a very warm welcome. I would also like to say hello to my latest follower, it's great that you have joined me on my creative journey here at Jane's Journal.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Gorgeous Jane! Unique colours for a wedding, but you sure captivated the liveliness with this card. Love the crackle pattern, can't go wrong with damask for a wedding, and the black glittery hearts add a little flair and elegance! Lovely pictures, looks like we're having the same sort of weather again. It's now the end of February and still no snow here, so strange.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Love is in the Air' challenge and also for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Grungy Love' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

    1. Oh yeah, I also wanted to say how fun is it that we are guest designers together!! tee hee. Congrats to you, love your take on the no stamps theme! hugs :)

  2. Love the drama of the red and black together. You have created so many wonderful textures. Always thrilled when you share your work with us at Crafty Boots and so pleased to have you has a guest designer this week.

  3. Gorgeous piece of art and lots of work went into it! Thank you for joining our Double D 'Red/White challenge!
    Diane DD DT

  4. Jane, this is definitely a "celebration" on a card! I love your non-traditional color palette for a wedding, and so great you personalized it to the color of the bride's dress! Lot's of gorgeous glittery layers and such a fun design!

    Thank you for joining our Grungy Love Challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

    You are so blessed to be a grandparent at your young age! Daisy seems like such fun to have to "play" with! When my kids were young they enjoyed being out on a rainy day more than a perfectly clear day. Those puddles!

  5. I love that crackle effect Jane and those black glitter hearts are amazing, brilliant card!
    Look how much that little one is growing......the joy of wellies!!!! :)
    Happy new week my friend.
    V x

  6. Beautiful work of art ... I'm sure the recipients were thrilled and in awe of your talents! Fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘RED & WHITE’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.


    P.S. Thanks for the lovely photos ... your little one is adorable!

  7. Daisy is at a special age which passes too quickly. I'm glad you savor your time together. Love the sparkles :)

  8. WOW!!! Wonderful work!
    Thank you for joining our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  9. Stunning!! All the textures you used are incredible! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Emerald Creek Dares!
    Cathy - DT Member at Emerald Creek

  10. Hello Jane,

    What a magnificent card!
    Love the crackled effect, the colors...
    Always enjoy your photos as well

    Thank you

  11. Yep . . . I agree with the STUNNING and INCREDIBLE comment above! What a wonderful cacophony of textures and striking colour scheme . . . and all the more amazing as no stamping was involved! I bow to your crafting superiority Oh Mighty Master!

    Thanks for hopping, skipping and jumping with Daisy over to the SNIPPETS PLAYGROUND.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  12. I just love this card Jane, with it's bold red, black and white design and all of the texture. Fantastic! Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer.

    Dionne xx

  13. Gorgeous card! I love seeing Daisy out and about. She's adorable. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  14. Stunning card Jane with gorgeous layering and crackles.
    Hugs, Julie x

  15. Wow, Jane, what a beautiful card! I love your non traditional wedding colours and those crackles are awesome! Stunning work! Thank you so much for joining in our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT x

  16. Hello dear Jane,

    Sorry for being a quiet time for a while, it seems that you have had the best time creating while I was absent! Those red&white&black work perfectly together, such a stunning card! And Daisy is growing every time I see her picture, she is the cutest! Love the wellies, a pair of pink ones loved here too :)

    Have a wonderful day, happy creating!


  17. Awesome mixed media usage! Thanks for joining in at the DD's

  18. Beautiful card! I love the colours and the layering you did with the die cuts.
    Thanks for sharing it at Emerald Creek Dares
    {julia} Emerald Creek DT

  19. Gorgeous card with lots of great texture and a lovely bright colour palette. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  20. Sounds like she had a dramatic wedding and you make a beautiful and dramatic card for her.
    As always - loved your pictures.
    Sandy xx

  21. Congratulations on your win at Emerald Creek Dares! Well done!

  22. A gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  23. Gorgeousness! Love all the layers! Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid X

  24. Beautiful cards.Thank you for sharing it with us att MMW


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