Très chic Jane

This is a card made for a wife of one of the guys I work with. I love these bespoke cards. The brief was a red dress and headdress with a deep purple checker and gloves.


I stamped it this lady who is an old one from Kanban and coloured her with my Chameleon pens (BR1, WG3, NU4, NU2, NU00, PR4, VO4, RD4, RD3). With red and purple as the theme I was looking for a backing paper and came across this handmade paper I’ve had for some time and the theme evolved. It felt opulent so I brought in some metallic rub-ons by Craf-T Products Inc. that I picked up in a little store in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada in 2009. I know because it was when I was out in Canada visiting family and my sister in law was heavily pregnant with my nephew and we met my brother in Huntsville to catch up and let the kids play. That was nearly 11 years ago in April.

With the red dress I mounted the paper onto a red card, but only a touch of this is showing around the edge of the card as an accent. The plaque behind the lady is plain black but edged with the rub-ons just like the wording.

I feel like the card is quite opulent and hope that Jane loves it as much as I enjoyed making it!

CRAFT challenge #550 – Spring/Easter

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This is such a cute Easter bunny! I’ve coloured this digital image with Chameleon pens (NU1, NU2, NU00, YO2, YO3, GR1, GR2, VO2, NG4, WG7, WG3). I stamped out the Easter eggs and inked them in distress inks shabby shutters and mustard seed. I used the same inks to ink around the topper mat so that there wasn’t a stark white edge and the card blended into the base card background.

I’d like to enter this into the following challenge:

Crimbo Crackers – 207 – Animals (not Christmas, but festive?)

TTCRD anything goes challenge – 24th March 2020

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Such a cute image. The sun was out this weekend while I was colouring this image hence why I think I went for a yellow theme! I used my Chameleon pens (YL2, NU00, YO2, BR1, WG3, GR1, NG4, YO3, GR2, VO2, NU2, BV2, BL2) to colour her in. I then stamped the sentiment at the base of this topper and extended the line to either side to form a border around the topper. I then also edged the topper with distress inks mustard seed and shabby shutters.

In the current situation I hope that you are all finding respite in your lockdown via craft, and I hope that we can all be over this soon.

Happy crafting!


I love these zebras. They are part of the African Safari stamps collection along with the Square Postage Frame stamp both from Judikins, and the stamps are produced by Stamp Addicts.

This subtle colouring is achieved with distress inks shabby shutters, dried marigold, picked raspberry and fossilized amber. I masked the outer postage frame and the zebras so the the white stripes remained but the beautiful sky could be made. A while back I did some marbling and I created the background on the card which I thought was perfect to fit with these stamps. To complete the card I added the sentiment “Just for you”.

I would like to enter this into the

Allsorts challenge 564 – Anything from the animal kingdom.

YNS challenge 135 – cute critters

CRAFT challenge #549 – ATG (extra added theme of Christmas animals)

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For this cute image I used Chameleon pens (BG4, YO2, YO3, RD5, BG3, VO2, CG5, PK5, PR4, BL3, RD4, YL2. nG4, BL6) along with Distress ink Mowed Lawn to colour around the mats. The background paper is one I picked up in The Works a little while ago, but I could just imagine that these mischievous penguins weren’t adhering to any ‘elf and safety rules!

I’d like to enter this into:

PIP challenge 2011

Challenge 26 – Penguins

Week 564 – Anything in the Animal Kingdom

Dream Valley Challenge #221 – Only boys allowed

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For this challenge I have used my Chameleon pens (NG4, NG5, BL7, WG3, OL3, YG3, GR1, BR1, NU00, NU2, GR3) to colour this cheeky chappy. He looks at home playing in the dirt and with the bugs.

I’ve just used simple matting in layering to set this image off and added a stamped sentiment.

CRAFT challenge #548 – Weather

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For this challenge I used Chameleon pens (PK4, BL4, BV2, BL2, WG3, NU2, PK3, YO2, RD4, YO3, VO2, NG4, BL3, YL2, GR1, GR2, YG3, OR3, OR4) plus Distress inks Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass.

I chose to carry this into the inside of the card.

I split the sentiment into two so that it would flow from the front into the inside of the card. I felt this flowed since it was on the inside of the card!

TTCRD anything goes challenge – 10th March 2020

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This flowers on this image were coloured with Chameleon pens GR2, GR1, and NU1 along with Touch New Sketch Markers 135 Pale Cherry Pink and 131 Skin White. The teapot itself was inked with Distress ink Tattered rose. I then cut out the teapot on my scan n cut machine. In my stash I had the Tattered Lace rose spray already made up and I felt that think coordinated and complemented the teapot so I used this with some Jane Nesteurenko paper in the background.

Ride your bike!

This was a birthday card for a guy at work and I was really pleased to hear him say my talents are wasted at work when I spoke to me and thanked me for his card.

The Paper used here is one from The Enjoy your ride 12 x 12 paper pack &there’s more from The Range. I added some Distress Oxide ink in Soot Black to the edges on the paper and also added some techy 1’s and 0’s around the edge of the card using Creative Expressions Stamp by Andy Skinner called Enigma. He’s been bought a Love Island water bottle by a female colleague, but he doesn’t watch, so I ironically added his name just like on the water bottle to the front of the card…… so funny – he even felt the need to tell me he didn’t watch the programme which of course I knew! To complete the theme I also made a matching envelope from the same paper pack.