Wednesday 30 December 2015

Power Poppy Rewind Challenge

I have been really getting into Power Poppy stamps! They suit me to a T - beautiful flowers, beautiful script writing for the sentiments and some gorgeous Christmas stamps. Also they come in digital, as well as clear stamps. I now have started a collection of both, I even suggested that I receive a gift certificate for Christmas! :)

So on to the latest challenge that I have joined. Power Poppy are running their Rewind challenge this month, which means that we pick one of the 10 challenges from this year. I chose Gifts from the Heart, as I had coloured this beautiful Glittering Glass Santa before Christmas and I was trying to think of a way to use him. I finally received some Power Poppy clear stamps that I ordered. I was hoping that I would see them before Christmas, but it was not to be - I'll remember to order a lot earlier in the year next year! Regardless, the customer support by Marcella was fantastic! Anyway, there is a sentiment that went well with my colouring and the little gift card that I wanted to use.

Here is my gift card:

The Glittering Glass Santa is printed on X-Press It card then coloured with the following Copics:
Red of Santa's coat and berries - R32, R35, R37
Green of tree and gloves - G02, G05, G07
Green of plant - YG63, YG67
Face of Santa - E000, E00, R20
Top of Santa (hanging part) - Y28
Background - B000
White fur of coat - clear Wink of Stella

The Merry Christmas stamp is a sentiment from the Poinsettia Stamp Set that I notice is still on sale!
I stamped the Merry Christmas in Vintage Sepia Versafine Ink.
The kraft card is from Envelope Solutions. Glittering Glass Santa is attached to the card with foam dots.

I hope to be posting a lot more in the coming year - I am going to work on my shop and I also made a commitment to myself to sit down and make more cards! Also I have a lot of new stamps and things to play with!! 

Thanks for looking!

Sunday 15 November 2015

Christmas Sale - 20% Off and cheaper shipping too!

We are having a Christmas Sale - be ready! ❘❘❙ ON SALE ❙❘❘ 20% off everything in JemLou Productions - just in time for Christmas! Cheaper shipping too. Everything handmade from Australia.

The sale runs from the 14th of November through to the 12th of December, 2015. 

If you spend a minimum of AUD20, then you can use JLPCSALE5OFF and receive an additional 5% off your order.
All my Christmas stock is in the store: JemLouProductions. Here is a link to Etsy On Sale with all the sale prices.
I am trying to add more cards.

Custom Orders:
If you need anything custom for this year, then please get in early! If you want something custom for next year, then also take advantage of the sale - I will do your custom order early next year.

Please come and visit Etsy and see all the goodies on sale for Christmas.


Saturday 25 April 2015

PixScan mat

Last night I used my Silhouette Cameo with my new PixScan mat - it is a new mat from Silhouette that enables you to scan and then cut out images using your Silhouette cutting tool!
I have been wanting something like this for ages, as I really do not like fussy cutting.... :(

So I had digitally printed some La-La Land Crafts images - Catching Butterflies Marci, Handyman Luka and Gone Fishing Luka on to X-Press It blending card. Then I took a photo of it with my iPod (this has to be calibrated for the PixScan software by importing in a photo of a piece of paper printed with a bunch of dots - bit tedious, as it doesn't really explain how to do it until you have made a mistake!)
The photo of your images on the mat needs to be imported into the latest version of the Silhouette Studio 3 software - there should be a PixScan icon in the upper left corner.
Then you just trace around the images and change to cut settings in the Silhouette software, before loading the PixScan mat into the Silhouette cutter and then sending the image to Silhouette to cut.

Here is a photo of my page already cut with the Silhouette, but still on the PixScan mat:

Here is a photo of the images cut out and ready to be coloured:

Overall I think this new mat is a great idea! About time someone came out with it!

If you want to see it on Amazon, click on the widget on the right.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday 8 March 2015

You are Sew Special with Sewing Faerie Marci

Here is my latest creation - it is a stair card using the latest stamps and dies from the Club La-La Land Crafts.

This month we received stamps of Sewing Faerie Marci, a thimble and cotton reel and then dies of a swatch of fabric, buttons and some scissors.
I stamped Sewing Faerie Marci, the thimble and cotton reel on to X-Press It paper using Memento ink. Then I coloured them in with the following Copics:

  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, lipstick Spica
  • hair -  E18, E15, YR23, Y21
  • wings - B000, clear Spica
  • skirt/shirt/headband/shoes - V12, V15, V17
  • flower on headband - RV13, RV17, clear Spica
  • blanket - Y11, Y15, Y17, YG13, YG17
  • thread - YG17
  • needle - Y28, clear Spica
  • background - V000
  • thimble - C1, C3, C5
  • cotton reel - E31, E33, E35, YG13, YG17

Using the swatch of fabric die, I die cut from core Couture Glitter card stock (core'dinations), also for the scissors. I also die cut a square using a square die from KaiserCraft with the glitter card stock. 
For the buttons, I used a paper from a freebie paper stack called Sweet wishes (Australian papercraft essentials). I knotted twine and embroidery floss in the holes of the buttons.

The sentiment was stamped on to X-Press It paper and then highlighted using milled lavender Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).

The card base is AC Card stock, folded into a stair card according to Beate Johns instructions from Split Coast Stampers.
The scissors are put together with a gold brad from my stash.
Everything is adhered to the card using double-sided tape (X-press It) and adhesive foam squares (paper craft).

This card is for sale on my Etsy shop: JemLou Productions. Click here for the link to the listing.

Thanks for looking!