Monday, July 23, 2012

I'm back...!

Phew!!! I'm sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I had a commission for Practical Publishing to do, plus I've been sleeping a lot lately. CFS again.
 Anyway, last year I entered the PPI Card Maker of the Year Competition. I mentioned last entry that I was one of the runner-ups - these are the cards that were my entry.

 This first card was made using my eCraft electronic cutter. Everything (except the big butterfly stamp) was cut or drawn on it. I drew over the filigree lines (on the front) with an embossing pen and then heat set bronze powder, but my Cutie drew the lines in the first place using a true font frame called Calligraphic Frames font (from It was quite a challenge to create a card shape using the frame.

 This second card used the Kaisercraft Bonjour Collection. So sweet! Some weeks later I made up a set of other cards using the same collection and sent them in for consideration. To my astonishment, they were accepted and published early this year.

My third card used aspects of the Hot Off The Press Steampunk collection as well as a stamp from Kaisercraft called Tic Toc, that I heat embossed in copper for my background.

I love Hot Off The Press products and their website ( is wonderful for ideas, especially their webisodes. Check it out if you haven't yet. They have some very inspirational designers.

If you would like more details about what materials I used, etc, drop me a comment and I'll get them to you.

Bye for now,


  1. Loving the Bonjour! Collection - French Chic is definately a favourite of mine, gorgeous Janelle. Heidi

  2. Thanks Heidi. I had a lot of fun working with it. Another collection from Kaisercraft I want to play with is called "The Lakehouse" and it's filled with big pink roses, fountains and swirls. Just gorgeous!


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