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Friday, 5 February 2016

Free on Friday and Elegant Lady Card

This is a card I made for the challenge over at Creating the Crafty Life.    They have a bi-weekly colour challenge and I liked the colour palette for this one and wanted to make a card for someone quite dear to me.  Whenever I restrict myself to certain colours it always gives me trouble trying to get the materials together, so I began by going through my stash and picking out the colours in various papers, card and ribbon.  I bought a Debbi Moore magazine a couple of months ago with some very elegant ladies in, when I looked though it I spotted one that was just right.  

I am also entering this card in the Thursday Outlaw Challenge "Anything Goes"





This week I have a heart and a tulip image for you.  I hope you like them both.



Thank you for visiting and take care x




Sunday, 31 January 2016

New Challenge blog - Get Well card

Country View Craft's Challenge site is a new site to me.  I have had a few newsletters from  Country View Crafts, but had not really explored the site that much.  Yesterday I did just that and found they have a challenge site.  The challenge for January was "Bottles" and because I must be slightly dotty I thought I would make something even though today is the last day of January.  I had a vintage bottle shape which I used as a template for my bottles.  I downloaded some labels from All free download.com, adding my own words.  I made some corks for the tops added a few embellishments and here it is.





My original bottle from Gutenberg site


I have been working on other things to do, but more of that another day :)  Take care x



Thursday, 28 January 2016

Amazing Grace


"Grace" is my word for the year and "Amazing" is exactly what it is.  It seems to be a word that is connected to everything concerning the Almighty God.   Without His grace we are totally lost, with His grace we can do anything.  We are Saved by His Grace.

After several problems with the background, numerous interruptions with visitors, appointments etc.  I finally finished my latest art this morning.  I am really happy with how it turned out.  I stamped the spirals with gold metallic paint.  I printed the letters first on thin card and cut them out, I layered them four times then cut the letters for "Grace" out of scrapbook paper and added those to the top. I sandpapered the edges and added a little gold paint.  Having watched a few tutorials on how to build up shading with ink, I used this technique to add a shaded edge to the paper backing the letters and the word "Amazing".  Basically you make circles with the ink (applicator) pad starting off the paper.  I used "Buff It" for the background and also added some to tone down the key, butterfly and heart.

I have entered this in Craft Your Passion challenge


My grand daughter loves Frozen so below is her birthday card.  She is having a joint party with her brother whose birthday is next week.  I have made him the above card.  The pictures were cut out of wrapping paper.


I am off for some more fun in my craft room.  See you soon x



Free on Friday


We are still with the Wildflower Children book.  Quite a few pages left actually, but you might like something different next week.   The page above is just one of those  plain vintage pages that are so useful as backgrounds.  The page below has a little old lady - Thorough Wort.  The verse made me smile :

Said Thorough-Wort "I used to be 
Gathered to make a bitter tea;
So, I'm disliked, but I'll outlive it.
Now folks know better than to give it."




Have a great weekend and see you soon x



Friday, 22 January 2016

Free on Friday

Hello and welcome to Crafting With Jack.  It's Friday which means "Free on Friday".  I know some of you are loving these wildflower children pages so here are two more for you and I hope to post later with my latest work.  Till then take care and hope you enjoy the freebies x



Friday, 15 January 2016

Free on Friday- Wild Flower Children and new digital art.

Last year I chose the word "Grace" as my Logo365 word to ponder and study for the year, but I didn't actually get started :(  This year I am using the same word and I have started, first by studying what "Biblical Grace" is and incorporating my study into my art. The  Logo365 study information is at Take Me Deeper. I am also following a study at Take me Deeper which is a series of "I Am" statements.  So this is my first "I Am" statement and my first art for my study into Grace.


Forgiveness and Grace are closely linked.  We are forgiven through and by the Grace of God.   The power of God's Grace is unending and that is what I have tried to show in my art.



For you today two pages from the Wild Flower Children book:



See you soon, and thank you for visiting xx


Friday, 8 January 2016

Free on Friday Daisy frame and corner


Hello everyone, first Free on Friday of the year and I am scraping it at 11 O 'clock, but I know for many of my friends across the miles it is much earlier than that :)  This daisy frame I have tidied up and made two corners for you.  Hope you get some use out of them.  Do let me know if you do. 




 Hope to start crafting tomorrow so I will let you know how I get on.  Meanwhile have a great weekend and see you soon xx