Thursday, 1 January 2015

A squirrel or two!

Happy New Year Blog land!
I don't know where that last year went to but it's over and all I can wish is that this year is kind to us all! We all have hopes and dreams ...lets try and make them a reality this year!

Anyway I normally am posting a new card today for the Clarity Blog Challenge but as you may have seen there have been a few changes there and the peeps on the main Clarity DT who were also on the Blog DT have stepped down as things are getting exciting and busy in land of Clarity.
I wish the new team great success...their projects on the new challenge are stunning.

SO today I thought I would share two cards I made using the squirrel stamp set from the last Clarity Show.

The first one I used the stamp and then the Thank you stamp with it. I coloured the image and the thank you with Spectrum Noir Pencils and then used a blender tool with spiced Marmalade distress ink round the edges. I added some flowers and matted and layered it onto a card blank

I then decided to use the stamp and stencil.
I attached the stencil to a piece of gelli card with low tack tape and brushed spiced marmalade then mustard seed through the stencil. I then put this to one side and prepared the topper. I cut a piece of double sided adhesive into a square and then I stamped the squirrel in black archival onto it. I covered this to a piece of acetate. On the other sticky side I cut out the squirrel and added orange and white mica powders trying to give him different tones of orange on his body. I then removed the rest of the sheet to exposed the sticky and covered that with gilding flakes.I then cut out the circle and attached it to the centre of the stencilled card. I added a free hand line round the edges of the stencil and the word Beauty at the bottom. I matted it with gold mirri card onto an 8 x 8 inch card blank.

It would be nice if you could leave me a comment below to let me know what you think of these...good or bad

Thanks for your continued support
Happy Crafting


  1. I wish I had made that card as I would send it to you. (the first one) It is just perfect. Such wonderful tones and a great touch with the flowers. Will you still pop in and keep an eye on us Jane. Happy New Year and the best of luck with Clarity in 2015. hugs xxx

    1. Try and stop me Emma! The blog Challenge holds a lot of sentimental value for's where I started ! All the best to you! xxx

  2. Good afternoon Jane and Happy New Year...these are two lovely cards....thanks for sharing them with us..looking forward to the Clarity show on Sunday....hugs...x

  3. Happy New Year, both are great cards, both showing great use of shading with different mediums xx