Friday, 6 June 2014

Refresh your Craft and Soul blog hop

Welcome....welcome....today I'm taking part in Jennifer's 'Refresh your Craft and Soul' blog hop which is part of her weekend extravaganza......and if you comment on all the blog hop posts finishing at Jennifer's blog......you'll be in with the chance of winning a great craft prize featuring Glitz and MME products worth over £25!!!!
One of Jennifer's themes is water.....including the sea......and as a coastal dweller....I love the sea.....it certainly refreshes my soul....so making a project for the blog hop gave me the perfect opportunity to 'cut into' my Graphic 45 'By the Sea' paper pad....I spend far too long drooling over anything by Graphic 45.....and it was time to stop stroking it and start using it!!!! 
I just couldn't stop layering the papers and card.....and as well as the paper pad I used lots of sea themed elements I had cut out from remnants of scrapbook papers.....some of these are stuck directly onto the papers.....but quite a few of them are raised on foam squares.
I love the fact that a big American company has used images from England.....I live a few miles from Eastbourne....and have frequently visited Beachy Head.....so I couldn't resist using this image.
And once I'd cut into the pad....I couldn't stop making cards with it!! All of them have been made in a similar way with lots of layering and raising.
Everything in Graphic 45 pads co-ordinates......and yet the colours allow you to get a totally different feel by using different papers.They have quite a 3D feel to them.
The beach rules are just perfect.....walking on the beach gathering shells is a favourite activity of mine.
Three's enough for today,I think......you have plenty more blogs to explore.....the next one up is Katherine who I'm sure will have something wonderful for you.....and if you haven't come here via the blog hop do pop over to Jennifer to get the whole list.
Everyone who leaves a comment here will be entered into a draw to win one of my cards.....which one would you like?

42 comments:

Lydia said...

Beautiful cards. That is fab paper xx

Lesley G said...

Wow they just pop out of the computer!

Frances said...

Love the Beach Rules! Great cards.

Louise said...

oooh so lovely and bright x

Louise said...

oooh so lovely and bright x

K said...

Love the colours.

Annie Claxton said...

Gorgeously nautical cards, love the way you've layered those beautiful papers, very inspiring!

Annie Claxton said...

Gorgeously nautical cards, love the way you've layered those beautiful papers, very inspiring!

Cheri said...

All the cards are gorgeous Jacky, and definitely have a 3D look, even on the computer, but I'm partial to that beach rules one! :)

lil gik said...

Such lovely cards, they really do just pop right off the page! (no need to enter me, just wanted to come see what fellow blog hop ladies created) :)

furrypig said...

I never quite get Graphic 45 but I look how you use it and fall in love with it! Beautiful cards as always Jackie love the Beach Rules!

Sarah said...

Now, I'm not usually a fan of Graphic 45 papers but I do like what you've done here ... classic colours and images!! Fab cards - I love them all! xx

Jo Murray said...

Lovely layering. They are very rich and sumptuous cards...but I love the 'skilled sailor' one as I have a friend married to a sailor and it would be perfect for a gift for his 70th birthday.

Lindsay Rose said...

I love the quote you used on the first card. It really is one of my life mottos. Beautiful cards!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

These are all really great, Jacky. You are the Queen of Layering and these are all fabulous! Love the sea theme and all of your embellishments.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love all the cards, but the second one is my favorite!
I just pulled out some Portobello Road paper to use this weekend.
Rinda

karin said...

the beach rules is adorable! I really love the design of it :D

Jimjams said...

Fabulous cards and probably quite cathartic to start cutting into those hoarded papers ... after all that means you can buy more :-)

petrii said...

I LOVE your cards!! So beautiful!!!

Blessings ~~ dawn

Melissa said...

Of course you couldn't just make one card with all that inspiring paper in front of you! LOL Great cards - I want the Beach Rules! :>)

Stephanie said...

what stunning cards! I would love the one that says "By the Sea" .. I would frame it and put it on my fireplace mantel :)

Margie said...

Beautiful cards!

Julene Matthews said...

I love your sense of humour.I read your description on the RHS of your blog first then looked at the projects. Awesome!

Tania said...

I am in love with this! The layers, the colours, all of it! Gorgeous.

mandysea said...

How cool is the beach rules!
So can understand you loving those Graphic 45 papers.... they are so 'scrappable'!!! Love the colour palette of them... striking and beautiful!

Jennifer Grace said...

These are so gorgeous Jacky! I really love the 'Beach Rules' card, the rules are so perfect and exactly what I do when at the beach - though I don't get much chance to nap with the kids around! I like how you've added all the cut out beach shapes to these, especially how some are popped up on dots. Thank you so much for joining in with my Blog Hop! x

Becky said...

I love the first card - I have always loved lighthouses. The whole set are lovely though :)

Gail said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Jacky and that's a very nice looking prize. It's funny, I'd never heard of Eastbourne before but John's sister and her husband just moved there. I hope when we're in London in the fall we can pop down and see it.

My not so simple life said...

Beautiful cards, particually love the beach rules!

Lisa-Jane said...

I love Staffies too! And I love what you've done with this sea side themed collection.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow these are awesome! Love all of the details!

jengd said...

Gorgeous cards! Such a stunning G45 line and you did great things with it! I love all 3 of them but if I had to choose, I'd say like the 2nd, the one with the postage stamps on it.

Sheena said...

I always love the cards you make Jacky xxx

cinmfoster said...

Oh I agree about the drooling and G45 paper, such lovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tish Schneider said...

Ooooh, I LOVE your cards! They turned out great and I love all the layering. And now, I MUST go find that Graphic 45 paper pad... :)

Sandra said...

Your cards are always amazing and you can tell how much you enjoy making them. These are gorgeous

Dawn said...

The beach is one of my favourite places to go to relax, love your cards, I would want to display them in my home rather than giving them away!

Sian said...

I'm in a seaside kind of mood this morning and those rules are perfect. I can only echo the other comments - your cards pop!

Laura said...

As a Sussex girl I agree it's great to see the Beachy Head image. That's my favourite :)

Kristol said...

such a lovely Nautical page. All the blues and creams and hints of color are stunning.

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful cards wow they look so cool!

Kimmeh said...

Love all the layering and matting. I can never get them as perfect as you did.