Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Flower Flourishes

Some more catching up....  Each third Friday of every month we have pro-marker club.  The following example is one we made last month.  The stamps are made by Inkadinkado, clear unmounted stamps.  These images are really delicate and stamp beautifully.  The girls really enjoyed using these stamps.  The fine nibs for the pro-markers were needed to colour some of the image.

An insert was added to the inside of the card but first grey memento was used on one of the images and stamped at each corner.

Happy Crafting
Jeanette x

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

A lot to catch up on....

Sorry I have not made any posts over the last month or so.  My husband had been poorly (man flu) and subsequently passed his bugs onto me.  (My fault, I don't think I gave him enough sympathy).  On top of feeling unwell, I had placed my camera cable somewhere safe and was unable to find it any where.  This has stopped me taking photo's of all the cards that have been made during the workshops.  I had to place an order  for a new one.  I will find it one day proberly in the most stupid of places.  As you can image I have alot to catch up on....

At the begining of July we had a stand at the Art Stamp Exhibition, Newbury Racecourse selling our range of templates under the name of Eureka Craft Designs.  The weekend went very well and it was lovely to meet up with all the retailers we have got to know and my regular customers.  It was also encouraging and enjoyable to meet new customers. 

During the show we launched our new template '3D Reveal'.  This is a 3 dimentional card that can be folded flat and fits into an 8" x  8" envelope.  Can be made to be very detailed or to be put together very quickly.

From the above photographs, hopefully you will be able to see why it is called 3D Reveal.  The card is made up of several layers.  As the layers go backwards the apperture becomes smaller giving you the 3D effect.  This card was made using rubber stamps and watercolour pencils.  This card was not created in 5 minutes but hopefully you will agree was worth it.

The above example was made with patterned card and chip board shapes.  From start to finish, 3/4 of an hour to make. 

The above images show you how the card looks when it is closed.  Even with the chip board shapes the card will fit into an 8" x 8" envelope. 

I think you can safely say the recipent who receives a card like this would not have another one like it!

You can purchase the template from for only £6.99.  Comes will full instructions and photographs.  We are always on the other end of the line to give you help if you need it.

Jeanette x

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Love Shopping

Another example from the pro-marker workshop.  Using the Flippin' Stamps, the front and back was stamped and coloured with pro-markers.  The image was stuck together with a piece of string inbetween so that it could be attached to the card to allow the image to swing around.  The card used was already an apperture card.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

With Love

This card was made during a pro-marker workshop.  The butterfly was two peel-offs put together.  The bottom layer was coloured using pro-markers and the top layer the peel-off was stuck onto accetae and cut out.  The middle part of the butterfly was glittered.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Patriotic Pop up card

Workshop joining in with the patriotic theme for this year. 

A map of London was printed onto accetate and attached to the top of a piece of card.  This was pushed up by resting on the pop up Big Ben and London Bus.

The images were coloured using distress inks, using them as watercolours.  Ribbon was used at the bottom of the card.

Workshop for the Men

Men can be differcult to make cards for so I hope this card inspires you. To create this card we had fun using distress ink pads, versamark, newspaper and embossing folders.  The stamp is from Wild Rose Studio stamps.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Poppy Heart Card

I have been playing with the Jo Sonia paints again!  I thought I would have ago at using the paints and the crackle medium on card to see what the effects were.  I was really pleased with the results.

The two images below are of one card.  I have painted the poppies with Jo Sonia Iridescent paints. The poppies with iridescent red and the leaves iridescent green. The top image does no show you clearly but it is the same colour as the butterfly (pale green) and the leaves are pale pink.  When you turn the card in another direction the poppies turn pale pink and the leaves turn pale green.

The white card with the heart poppy on has been painted with black, white and crackle medium to give an aged look.

Painted Mirror Frame

Thanks to Lynn Courtney from Flutterby Crafts, I have recently been learning new techniques with Jo Sonia Paints and loving every minute. There are so many different affects you can acheive with them, I have only just started.  My favourite so far is the crackle affect and I can't wait to pass on the effects at the workshops I hold each month.

The project below I have use the Jo Sonia Paints, the rose stamp from Kanban and the paper roses and butterfly cut from spellbinders dies.

Fathers Day

Our latest pro-marker workshop.  One for Fathers Day.  The image was a digital download which was printed a couple of times so the newspaper, trousers and slippers to be decoupaged.  The backing card was gently distressed with antique linen and scattered straw distress inks.  The spiders webb was achieved by inking the inside of a cuttlebug folder and then the card was placed inside the embossing folder then the ink rubbed onto the card.  The spider was drawn on.

Tanya at the workshop enjoying making the above card.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Rubber Stamping Club

 The card below was made using distress ink pads and glimmer mists.

The card was decorated using mesh and then gentle dabbing distress inks over the top.
The background card was already decorated this way. The swirl part of the paper was cut around so the white card with the flower on top could be slid underneath.  Before this was stuck down the white card had mesh laid on the top and strayed with glimmer mist.  The flower was stamped ontop.  A further image of the flower was stamped and used to decorpage parts of the flower.  These were coloured with distress inks using the mesh to give the same effect as the backing paper.  The attached flowers were again stamped and coloured using the mesh and distress inks to colour. 

This was a really fun workshop to do if you do not mind getting your fingers a bit inky!

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Flower Medalion

The card below was completed within our pro-marker club.  The flower was made up of several layers using a medalion stamp by Creative Expressions.  An effective and pretty way to use the rubber stamp.

Friday, 15 June 2012

This next card was also for the pro-club.  These images were also digital downloads. 
For the pro-marker clubs I generally use digital downloads unless there is a particular stamp they wish to use.

I printed the fence above to go onto the front of the card which was then cut around to reveal the image inside the card.  Was easier to cut out than it looks.

I hope you like the design.  Again if you would like to know where I downloaded the images from, email me and I will let you know.

Kev the Tortoise

This card was made for the pro-marker club.  I expect you are wondering way he is called 'Kev'.  My Daughter was having a tortoise for her birthday so this image I dounloaded was perfect for her birthday card.  Kev is the name of her tortoise.  The girls saw it and wanted to use him as well. 

The background is also a digital download. Kev and the flowers were decoupaged.  The butterfly was a kanban stamp.

The bird bath above was also a digital download and was printed to go inside the card.

I hope you like the above.. If you like any of the images, let me know by email and I will let you know.  Email me on

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Pro-marker club

I know it has been a while.  I have been without a camera so have not been able to take photo's of the work we have been doing at our workshops recently.  That has now changed because, guess what, I have been given a camera so now I can flood you with all the cards we have been making recently.  I will start with what we have been doing at our Pro-marker workshops.  I will post them over the next few days.

The first card was made using digital downloads.  The corner on the front of the card was copied and pasted three more times to make the frame.  The bunch of flowers were printed inside of the card. Some of the flowers were decoupaged. These images were then printed and folded and cut to make a 6 " x 6 " card.

The images were coloured using pro-markers. The border on the front of the card was cut around to reveal the image inside the card which was also coloured using pro-markers. The butterfly on the front card was using a kanban stamp and coloured using pro-markers.

The ribbon on the was also a digital download. The inside of the card was embossed using a slim cuttlebug folder and coloured using chalks.

On the back of the card, a stamped saying was used ontop of a shaped layer.  Butteflies were used to finish off and coloured in using pro-markers.  The embossed design at the side was coloured using chalks.

I hope you like the first of the cards I have to show you.  See you tomorrow with the next one!!!!

Thursday, 12 April 2012


I have just posted my latest newsletter on my website along with the workshops. Please take a look and have a read. 
                                                                  Jeanette x

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Decorated Candle

It is Easter Sunday and hoping you are all having an enjoyable and relaxing day.  I am sitting waiting 'The Mummy'  again for the 20th time (it is my favourite) and posting various items for you to enjoy reading, hopefully!

Recently I have been asked to decorate some candles to be given as birthday presents.  Unfortunately I have not been able to photograph all of them because I accidently washed my IPhone.  Sparkling clean but won't turn on!!! Surprising that isn't it.  That goes my camera as well!!  Birthday soon, so you never know!  Big hint to hubby!

The candle I have manged to photograph was made by stamping onto tissue paper with memento ink and using the Roses stamp by Kanban and then colouring the image using pro-markers.  I cut around the image and placed around the candle with baking parchment over the top to enable to heat the candle for the image to be fixed to the candle.  I hope you like it.

Jeanette xx


I have been running and workshops with a regular group of ladies.  They come along to enjoy the company of other like minded ladies and gentlemen and take part in the projects I have set for then whether it is either rubber stamping, pro-markers etc. 

I hope you enjoy the examples of the workshops they have completed over the last few months.  The first one I have listed was a rubber stamping workshop using Kanban clear un-mounted stamps with a valentine theme.  The back ground was made using a brick effect embossing folder and then shaded with distress inks.  The heart was stamped with Memanto ink pad, coloured with pro-markers. and then embossed using a dot embossing folder.  The gates with stamped onto acetate with stazon and cut out. The side of the gates with embossed and fixed to the back of the card and then layered on to black card and stuck onto the main card. The banner in the middle of the heart was left blank for them to enter their partner,s or husband's names.

My Son James was home for University at the time of the workshop, clocked the sample I had produced and promtly owned it for his girlfriend Biz.  Thankfully I was given time to photograph it but glad it was used and not left in my box of examples.  I hope she liked it!

More examples coming soon.

Jeanette xx

Sunday, 1 April 2012


Welcome to my blog.  Hope you enjoy my posts which I will try to update on a regular basis.

My first post is to let you know I now have my website up and running called
I will be selling craft and scrapbooking materials.  It is still early days so I have still lots of information to enter including samples and instructions on craft materials and projects. 

I am also proud to be selling and the owner of Eureka Craft Designs products on this website.  We are a relatively new business selling card making templates.  Our aim is to give your card making projects an enjoyable experience and the inspiration to produce works of art.  We give easy to understand instructions including photographs of each step.  We are also on the end of the phone if you need advice.  Visit our blog with is  Take a look you won't be disappointed.

Please check regularly for the latest updates and examples to give you inspiration. 

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

Jeanette x