Wednesday 5 November 2014

On the move

It's taken a while but my website has been updated. It's now more streamlined and easier to navigate.  My blog is now incorporated into the site so would be so pleased if you lovely people would visit there at jtcards and I promise to keep it updated more than this one!

Friday 23 May 2014


I realised it's been a while since I blogged, will try and be a little more speedy updating next time! This has proved to be a popular choice to welcome a New Baby.  Available in pink, and blue of course, using a beautiful Centura Pearl card. The flowers are a little fiddly to make but I think they finish the pram off with style.

Monday 15 July 2013


I wanted to bring a little elegance to this wedding card so have backed it with lilac card then used a Clarity stamp with Perfect Medium to heat emboss some Centura Pearl card. I punched some flowers and used Liquid Pearl to make dots in the centre, used a Syntego motif as the focal point and finished off with a little white bow.

Thursday 2 May 2013

New Nest

This seems to be the season for ‘For Sale’ signs to spring up throughout the country.  If you know of someone moving to a new home this is the perfect card to wish them well.

Thursday 7 February 2013

Hot off the press


As the wedding season begins, here is a sneaky peak at a new design about to go on my website.  I hope to have it listed within the next few weeks.

The largest layer is Centura pearl in teal and then a layer of the same card in snow white that has been heat embossed with Wow embossing powder, sparkling snow. The hearts have been embossed with roses and the flower is stamped onto paper and heat embossed, cut out and shaped before sticking the layers together. It takes a while to make but feel it will make a lovely keepsake.


Wednesday 23 January 2013

Stix2 anything

My latest find with excellent bonding products is the Stix 2 range.  They kindly sent me samples of some of their range and I was very impressed. The high tac roller tape is so easy to use and the tape glides on easily making a very strong bond.  I tried the micro dots and they are perfect for using on delicate embellishments such as intricate die cuts. Follow them on Twitter (@stix_2) or Facebook (Stix-2-anything)


Thursday 17 January 2013

A sticky problem

When I first began card making about 7 years ago, I made Christmas cards for the family. Looking back, they were not that great but I was proud of them.  My eldest daughter and her husband were given one with a fireplace, Christmas trees and stocking hanging by the fire, (all very useful stickers).
The day after she put it up, they came down in the morning to find it all had all slid off the card and was leaning drunkenly on top of the television. They thought it was funny and her hubby stuck it all back on with sticky tack. This incident began my quest for ultra-strong sticky stuff that wouldn’t stick to me or result in my efforts all slipping of the card.

Once of the best things I found first of all was Pinflair Glue Gel. This is amazing glue that bonds surfaces so strongly I have no worries it won’t stay put. I also used it to seal the rubber round my car door that the garage told me would cost a fortune as they would have to order special glue. They obviously hadn’t heard of Pinflair and it is still stuck firmly several years later. The amazing thing is, it just dries and peels off your fingers if you happen to touch it. How does it do this? Do you remember those strong adhesives that used to pull the skin off your fingers? 

For intricate pieces, needing a fine nozzle, then Cosmic Shimmer Glue is my choice. This bonds really well and is great for making flowers and fixing intricate die cuts.  Both these glues dry clear and that is another bonus. Next time I’ll tell you of my latest finds.

Tuesday 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

Hope you have all enjoyed Christmas and I would like to wish you
a very Happy New Year

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Snow is falling

Now we’re getting into the mood (!) here’s another couple of Christmas cards, The first one was made using Spellbinders dies and the blue section is cut from blue sparkly felt. A good quality felt cuts really well and adds dimension to your designs.
The second is with the background cut, again using Spellbinders dies, with a Clarity Stamp deer using Flitter glue and silver gilding flakes. Gilding flakes are so effective, once you’ve mastered the art of using them. Before that they end up on the floor, stuck to your fingers, in fact everywhere.

Thursday 13 December 2012

Christmas Card in Silver

Just in case you’re not quite in the mood yet here’s a Christmas card. I went a little overboard with making poinsettias so they featured on a lot of my cards this year. I used a Spellbinders die and my Grand Calibur, cutting them out with centura pearl snow white paper and loved the result.