Thursday, December 16, 2010

New Websters Pages' card

Just finished another card using the wonderful Websters Pages' digital supplies plus a few extras. Here it is.

.Thanks for looking
love Jenny

Websters Pages' Digital card

Hi Bloggers,
We all dream don't we.  Websters Pages' is calling for a new DT and wouldn't I love to be on that.  Dream on I know but I am going to apply as you've got to be in it to win it.  Well it will be good experience anyway.  They require one layout, one card and one off the page project - preferably using Websters' products.  I've started putting some cards together using the Websters' digital elements.  The one/ones that I like the best I will make into hybrid cards and submit.  Let me know which ones you like - feedback is greatly appreciated.
Hope you are having a good day.  Here is my first card.

Bye for now.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Featured Member on Inspire Me

Wow - what a great week.
I placed 3 of my Websters Pages' Layouts onto their wonderful site 'Inspire Me' and I was made a featured member.  What a privilege.
Have a look  My page on Inspire ME

lots of love 'Jenny'

Stampers' Sampler Featured Artist

The Magazine 'Stampers' Sampler' by Stampington and Co. did an article on me where I was the featured Artist.  I was so proud and very honoured as it is an American publication and there are a lot of Americans out there doing paper crafts.

Thank you for reading my post

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all.

We've been having a crafty time here this Chrissie.

I was lucky enough to have my Christmas layout published in Nov 2010 Scrapbooking Memories.  This is a hybrid double page and I enjoyed creating it as it was just sooooo! red.

I made an Advent Calendar for the family.  I searched for nice photos with Santa but alas my children never looked happy or photogenic on Santa's knee.  Given that they are now 21, 19 and 16years old I guess I won't get one.  The photo I chose was the one when my dad came to playgroup and he was Santa.  Amy was 3 and Kirsty not even one and neither of them recognised Santa as their Poppy.  The girls don't look that great in the photo but my dad and the special memories certainly are great.

Making the calendar was lots of fun. I had glitter everywhere and I was very pleased to use my Martha Stewart Frinkles in the Christmas trees.  I also discovered glitter modge podge when making this.  What a great product for giving things that wonderful glitter effect without going over the top.

When I looked at the calendar from a practical point of view I realised it could not even hold one decent chocolate.  That's OK I thought - my family are pretty grown up - we can just use it as a decoration.  You've to be kidding - they love their Chrissie choccies.  The only solution was to put clues into the advent calendar so they could go on a treasure hunts to find the loot.  Even my husband wanted to be involved.  My 16 year old Tiff says she loves getting out of bed in the morning so she can get the next clue.  Very cute.

I also made bon bons for each of my children.  I finally got to use one of the Kasiercraft papers that I have also loved but never used - until now that is!!


Bye for now
love Jenny

Artists' Cafe

Well this is certainly a week full of lovely surprises.  I received an e-mail from Stampington and Co in the US saying that I had some work published in 'Artists' Cafe'.  I was quite perplexed as I had not submitted any work to them and in fact I had not even heard of 'Artists' Cafe'. In fact I felt that they may have been mistaken.  Today in the mail I received the most beautiful publication.  'Artists' Cafe' is a magnificent magazine that is really more like a book with its bound spine that showcases the Best of Somerset Studio Art and Design

I skimmed through the magazine not knowing what I would find to come across two small canvases that I had painted and they had been earlier published in 'Somerset Studios'.  As you can probably guess from the photos - the theme was Green.
My works are the top right and the bottom left.

I feel extremely lucky and honoured to have my work chosen to be amongst the best of Somerset Studio Art.

See you soon

Scrapbooking Memories Masters

Hi All,
I hope that you are all well and not too busy with the Christmas season.

I received a very pleasant surprise on Monday afternoon.  My Scrapbooking Memories Magazine arrived in the mail and much to my great pride and joy my 'Tea Chest' was published in the 'Honourable Mention Gallery - Off-the- page-projects'.  The magazine showcasing the Masters' works was absolutely stunning and I felt so honoured to have my work published amongst so many talented artists.

I had entered the Masters' Challenge and there were 3 sections. 
  1. The off the page project had to be useful  in everyday life.  My lovely friend Robyn had given me a wonderful raw wooden  tea chest so I chose to decorate that.  I really wanted to have a dainty little cup and saucer on the top of the chest.  I scoured many 'Antique stores' and Nick knack shops and finally found a perfect little pink tea set.
I love the Websters Pages' Journalling cards and I felt they were just perfect in the little plastic pockets.

The second part of the challenge was to produce a double page layout paying 'Homage To Your Past'. This is my take on this.

I had lots of fun creating this layout.  I certainly did not have any problem choosing the photos as there is a real scarcity of photos of me when I was little. I'm sure all of you around my age would have experienced the same thing.  Quite the opposite to the digital overload of this generation.  I loved using the grungy Tim Holtz range interspersed with the pretty Websters Pages' Journalling cards.

The final challenge was a single page layout on any theme - with at least 3 photos (one bigger than 6 x 4"), journallinv with more than 10 words and containing one recycled object.
For this challenge I tried a slightly arty approach of a relaxed and happy picture of myself with all the thoughts and ideas in my head just 'exploding out'.  I called these 'Organised choas'.  If you look carefully there are photos of all my family and pets nterspersed throughout the layout.

Thanks as always for reading my post

Saturday, December 4, 2010

My first proper post

Well Hello,
I've finally joined the 21st century and created a blog and now I am actually writing my first post.  Well setting up and designing my blog has certainly been a steep learning curve but hopefully well worth the effort.  Creating the slilde shows was also a great challenge in terms of how to create them and also collecting and photographing the works.  I still have more slide shows to get up and running but now it is all systems go.  I have to say a very special thank you to my dear friends Cookie and Robyn as their encouragement was what made me go ahead and join the illustrious world of blogging.  They are so gorgeous as they became my first followers - even before my first post.  Thanks girls

My latest scrap booking adventures have been with the beautiful Webster's Pages papers and divine embellishments.  Here are my latest 3 layouts.  I hope that you like them - they certainly took me a LONG!!!!! time but that's pretty normal for me.

I had lots of fun embellishing the chipboard chandelier and cutting up strips of gems from the prima swirls.
See you soon

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