Hi, fellow lovers of all things beautiful!
It’s been a while since I’ve been in touch……but I’ve been busy!! (& I couldn’t work out where my photos had gone and stored themselves in my computer!)
Our next card making classes are on 6th and 7th July. Please let me know if you would like to join us on one of those days. We’d love to see you! If you’re shy…..BRING A FRIEND with you!!! This is the card we made at our last class. I wanted to consolidate on the Lilacs. They are much, much easier to make than the roses, dogwoods and hibiscus, but are fun to work with. I combined the Lush Lilac and Sugar Hollow Collections along with the new frame dies. Of course, everything is covered in Vintage Glass Glitter and Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. There’s nothing like a bit of SPARKLE to brighten up your life, is there?!
This is the card we will be making at our next class. I may change the butterfly for a big double scrunched up vintage pale blue bow. I haven’t quite decided yet. What do you think? I have used a very pretty die for the background – the Sweetheart Borders die. It is SO pretty!! Of course, once again, everything sparkles! The butterfly is stamped on vellum with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.It is coloured on the back with alcohol pens.
If you would like to purchase any Heartfelt Creations stamps, dies, background papers etc, etc I DO have a shop in my home that you would be quite welcome to visit. Just send me a message.
That’s all for now… It’s been lovely talking with you today.
Hello again, my lovers of all things beautiful!
I want to share a card with you that we MAY make for our next classes on 4th and 5th of May. I have used the Lush Lilac collection…… & my head is buzzing with ideas. Sometimes I wish that my body could work as hard and fast as my head!!
If you would like to join us on either day, please just e-mail me from the CONTACT page on this blog. I’d love to share the card with you.
As usual, all of the sparkles don’t show up. It is VERY sparkly! The flowers are all covered in glitter, as are the frilly edges down the sides. I have added a close up so you can see the flower sprays a little more clearly. I have used 20 little flowers on this card, but having a Lilac Flower mold makes it much easier and quicker.
Th flowers still have to be stamped, coloured and cut out before molding, ‘tho’. However, we used to have to mold the flowers by hand, which is quite a lengthy process.
Can I here you ask “What is inside the bird cage?” ? Well…..I’ll show you!
Pretty, Eh?! Like it? I’m not sure if this is the card for May! May be!
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Jenny x
Hello again, dear friends.
I thought I would share with you a card that I made many months ago but didn’t share it with you. It’s a card I made when I was making all things under the sea! I suddenly realized that I hadn’t shown you all as yet!
This is another from “Under the Sea” Collection. The box-envelope is made from the paper that is a part of the collection. Once again,you can’t see the SPARKLE on the back ground card that the sea horses are on, unfortunately. The filigrees on the sides are from the Regal Borders and Pockets die set. Of course, as always, the shells, seahorses and Hibiscus flowers are all made from the stamps and dies from “Under the Sea” by Heartfelt Creations.
Our next Heartfelt Creations class (Jenny’s Cards From the Heart) are on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th May. If you would like to join us please just send me an e-mail. I’d love to see you and share our creations.
Hello, Dear Friends
I thought I would share with you today the card we made at our class this month. I wanted to consolidate our lesson on making roses. Last month we made large, medium and small roses. This month I wanted to concentrate on making rose buds – little roses. The principles are the same but they are more fiddly. They are also very pretty. This is the card we made.
Isn’t it delightful!? I used one of the little owls from the Sugar Hollow Collection. The tree is also from the same collection – except I turned it into a rose tree! I also took the opportunity to demonstrate using some border dies. On this card I have used dies from the Classic Border Basic Dies and Delicate Border Basic Dies. These two sets (14 dies in all) are made to go together so many, many different edges can be displayed.
I wish you could see just how sparkly this card is! The white edge is covered in Crystal Clear (a type of glitter) as are the roses.
Here is another card I made to show off the baby roses.
I will save the other card I have until next time!
Lovely to see you again!
Hugs Jenny xo
Yesterday, somehow, I lost half of my post! Gremlins at work again!! here are the rest of the photos of James’s 1st Birthday card – and I hope they don’t get lost in cyber space this time!
So… the first photo is of the front of the card, second is the insert, third is the back of the card and the last one is the card in its acetate envelope/box.
He had SO many presents! – and was a very tired little boy at the end of the day?
Hi, Everyone! Have you missed me?
Today I want to share with you two lots of cards. The first one from our is our last class.
We have another class this Thursday and Friday. Please let me know if you would like to come. I know that you will REALLY love this card!
Veronica made a video of the card we made last month.It was really great! Here is a photo of the card. I was teaching everyone how to make Roses. I made a selection of roses in 6 or 7 different colours so each person could choose the colour they wanted their rose to be. They looked so pretty! I had made the background in a neutral colour so that it didn’t matter which colour they chose, it matched the background perfectly!
So we make roses again this month to consolidate!
I have also been kept busy making my special James’s 1st Birthday card. He had a Jungle themed birthday so it was easy to choose which Heartfelt Creations Collection to use – “Monkeying Around”! I made a card with a shadow box attached and also decorated the Acetate box envelope to fit it in.
Just thought I’d pop in and show you what I’ve been up to!
First of all, I finally managed to get the photos of my son’s birthday card (via his girls!).
I used the “Monkeying Around Collection” with the Layered Circles card, so it’s a very 3D card! The first page has the smallest circle and each circle grows a little larger over the next three pages. The back page, of course doesn’t have a circle cut-out.
From the front page you can see that small circle section of each of the following four pages. Each page was covered in some of the background paper from the Paper Collection. – then the fun of developing each page began!! I think I used every stamp and die in the collection. Have a look! (I’ll put them in order from the front page to the back cover.)
Did you enjoy looking through David’s book? He enjoyed it. – but then wanted to know if there was a hidden message!
That’s all for today, but I told you I had been busy so there’s more to come.
Hi, again, my dear crafty friends.
I’m so sorry that I’m a little late catching up with you again. I’ve been busy setting up my Heartfelt Shop at last!
I’ve already sold quite a bit of the stock, so have to order some more to replace what has disappeared already. I set up a section to show the items that we used in the class that day. It meant those bits and pieces were easily seen. When anyone was interested in an item that we had used that could pick it up straight away. It proved to be a good move.
The card we made in our first class of the year was one I show you last time. It was the owl from The Sugar Hollow Collection, but a little bit smaller. Because it was smaller, we had to use a different oval. the one I showed you last time I used the Eyelet oval. This time I used the Eyelet Ovals and Basics Large.
We also used the Flowering Dogwood for the flowers and leaves. A little bit of 3D Gold Paint finished the cage off nicely. Of course, the whole card front and inside oval were covered in Crystal Clear. The flower petals were edged with Baby’s Breath Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. It looked SO pretty and sparkly!
I then set about making some roses (from the Classic Rose Collection), because I want to teach how to make them at our next classes on the 2nd and 3rd of March (You’ll be there, won’t you!?). I used the roses and dies from the collection, but also the new Classic Rose Mold from Heartfelt Creations. This mold takes half of the work out of shaping the flowers. Great!!! After I had made a few roses of different sizes I decided to do something different with them! I made them into a necklace! Have a look!
It looks SO pretty on! The petals have Glass Glitter (little shards) on them so they really sparkle! I wear it with the large rose at the bottom, slightly to the left, then the smaller ones come up the side.
We won’t make this at our next class, but we WILL make a card with roses!
Talk with you again very soon. bye for now.
Hi, once again, my very dear friends!
I’m STILL trying to get my Heartfelt Shop up and running. It’s very complicated with Heartfelt Creations in Indiana, USA. They are 14 hours behind us so it’s tricky, to say the least, in trying to work out what day and time they are at. Being 14 hours apart we are in daylight while they are in moonlight! By the time I receive their e-mails in the morning, they are back in bed. Never mind! I’m sure we’ll get there.
Unfortunately we may not have the stock ready for our first 2018 class on 2nd and 3rd January, but we won’t give up trying to get it here somehow.
I thought I’d share with you my Heartfelt Creations bag that I have. It has a pocket, finished in clear plastic, on both the outside front and back of the bag where you can show off your works of art – or whatever takes your fancy!
I used a photo of my grand-daughter, Rachael, for the front. I took her to the beach one late afternoon, and she found a beautiful big starfish. I finished the picture off by adding some Hibiscus and fish from Heartfelt Creations “Under the Sea” Collection.
On the back of the bag I tizzied up a photo of my Lagotto Romagnolo dog, Abbie. She had been playing under the hose, so I dried her off with a towel on the lounge – & she stayed there! – just Would Not move! I have taken Abbie’s photos out of the pocket because the reflection in the plastic was just too much. I have leaned it against it’s pocket.
Don’t forget to be ready for the 2nd & 3rd Jan! I’m sure you’ll love it!
Hello, my very dear friends
Yes, I’m still here! I’ve been flat out like a lizard drinking trying to keep up with all of the family birthdays that we have at this time of the year – 2 in December, 5 in January & 2 at the beginning of February. To make things even more complicated, 2 were 21sts, 2 were 18ths & 1 was for a 50th!
All of these “special” cards to make kept me overly busy! It’s a good thing that my Card-making Classes goes into recess for the month of January!! Now you know why!
However, back into it on 2nd and 3rd of February – so dust the cobwebs off and find all of your equipment ready for then. I have a very pretty but different card all ready for you.
I’m also going to be opening a “Jenny’s Cards from the Heart Store”. Hopefully that will be up and running by the first class, so you should be able to purchase the items used for making the card. Fingers crossed!!
I thought I would share with you the card I made for grandson Riley’s 18th birthday. I used the Monkeying Around Collection. I added a piece of card, with a centre circle die cutout, to the main front, raised by using double foam strips to make it 3 dimensional. Palm trees (from “Palm Tree and Monkey” stamps & dies) were attached to both sides of this top card. Strung between the palms was the monkey lying back in his hammock sucking on a coconut with the top cut off (from “Monkeying Around” stamps & dies). Because of the 3D effect it looks like he’s swinging in the air. I’ll attach a photo so you can see what I did.
I’ve another 18th coming up and the 50th, so I’d better get busy! The 18th is finished but the 50th is only half way there.
I’ll have those to share with you soon.