Wednesday, 29 March 2017

A Diamond Top Card

Today, I am sharing my very last card 

I have really enjoyed being part of this wonderful design team for the last year,
which has found me learning so much from the other fabulous ladies
and of course, making new friendships.

Thanks to Dani, the owner of Dies R Us, for giving me this great opportunity and
a big thank you to Darlene, the design team coordinator. She is one amazing team leader!

So, onto my Diamond Top card. I found some very easy instructions to follow on
Christina Griffith's blog HERE, where you will find she has also put together a short video.


Here is my card base after scoring and folding at the required measurements.
Next, using the Large Cross Stitched Square Stackables from Lawn Fawn
I cut a square from blue card and glued it to the diamond top, followed by a smaller
square Nestabilities die from Spellbinders.

I then made up one of the styles of cupcake from the Sizzix Triplets - Cupcakes,
and glued it to the centre of the diamond top.


For the lower part of my card I cut a piece of blue card and a smaller piece of yellow card.

For the embossing of the yellow card, I used a technique I came across on
Jennifer McGuire's blog HERE, using the Lawn Fawn - Stitched Borders.
She has used these dies in various ways with such a great effect.
Connie from the Design Team also used this technique for her card HERE

Keeping the four dies connected, I placed them onto the card using low tack tape,
and run it through my die cutting machine.
I continued doing this, until the whole piece was embossed.
 I then glued it to the blue card and glued it to the base card.
Lastly, using Papermania Sentiment Stamps  - Clare Curd's Signature Range,
I stamped my sentiment onto yellow card, used one of the
Then, using the same die, I drew around the outer edge on blue card,
cut with scissors and used as a matt for the sentiment.

I placed it in position with 3D foam pads, and then added the diamantes.


Challenges entered:-
Ooh La La - Layer It Up
Dragonfly Dreams - Girly with Die Cut/Punch
Allsorts Challenge - Cakes, Cupcakes and Sweet Treats
Southern Girls Challenge - Use a Die Cut
Simon Says - Use More than One Die or Punch

Here are the dies I have used:-





Thanks so much for stopping by.
Check back daily for more great inspiration from the girls on the design team.

Why not check out all the fabulous dies available at the Dies R Us store AND, 
don't forget we have a Dies R Us Challenge Blog too!

A new challenge is offered on the 1st and 15th of each month with a PRIZE VOUCHER 
offered to the lucky winner of each challenge.


click below for:
STORE
CHALLENGE BLOG

INSPIRATION BLOG
FACEBOOK
PINTEREST

See you again soon!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Male Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a card I made for a good friend of ours, who celebrated
his birthday just recently in Lisbon.
We have visited the city a couple of times ourselves and loved it there.
We really enjoyed taking the tram, so I was very happy to find this image on
the internet which I thought would be appropriate for the card.
I matt and layered the image onto coloured card stock, added some score
lines to my base card, and finished with a greeting and some punched circles.

Challenges entered:-
Make My Monday - White embossing
Ooh La La - Layer it Up
Crafting When We Can - Add circles

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Hello Spring!

Today, I am sharing my latest card 

As we are in the first week of Spring, I thought I would use some bright
Spring colours for my card today.

I started by embossing a 7"x5" card base.
Then using the largest of the Lawn Fawn - Stitched Scalloped Border Dies, I cut three
borders in yellow and green, and glued them together and added them to the bottom of a white embossed panel.
Next using the second largest of the Lawn Fawn - Stitched Scalloped Border Dies, I cut a yellow border and glued it to the top of the embossed panel.


Using orange card, I cut the word 'Hello' from the Avery Elle - Sentimental Die Set
and glued it to the central panel. Finally I added a couple of green sequins
and yellow enamel dots to finish.

The products I have used are:-


Creative Expressions Embossing Folder - Lace

Challenges entered:-
CAS on Sunday - Sentiment
Make My Monday - White Embossing
Ooh La La - Spring is in the Air
Fussy and Fancy - Springtime
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
AAA Cards - Die Cuts
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Check back daily for more great inspiration from the girls on the design team.

Why not check out all the fabulous dies available at the Dies R Us store AND, 
don't forget we have a Dies R Us Challenge Blog too!

A new challenge is offered on the 1st and 15th of each month with a PRIZE VOUCHER 
offered to the lucky winner of each challenge.


click below for:
STORE
CHALLENGE BLOG

INSPIRATION BLOG
FACEBOOK
PINTEREST
See you again soon!
Janice

Monday, 20 March 2017

Thank You Card

Today, I am sharing a 'Thank You' card which I made in different colours, to thank
the staff in our local hospice, for looking after my
husband so wonderfully before he passed away last month.


When I retired from work, I worked in their Finance office as a volunteer for a few years.
I could see then how fantastic the staff were, but it wasn't until we were actually in need of their services, did I really realise how kind and caring they are and how much
they do for their patients and families. I can only say that they are absolute Angels.

Products I have used:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares and Scalloped Squares
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross Stitched Square Stackables
Avery Elle Sentimental Stamps - So Very Much
Stampendous - 'Thank You' stamp

Challenges entered:-
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
That's Crafty - Bling it Up!
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Saturday, 18 March 2017

A Male Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a card I made this week for a friend.
I had almost run out of time to get one made and posted to him for his birthday,
so this is what I came up with -  very quick and CAS!


Products used:-
Memory Box - Grand Happy Birthday
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Balloons (for the straight lines)
Home made card candi
Hougie Board

Challenges entered:-
Crafting by Designs - For a Man
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Blue
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Cards in Envy - Keep it Simple
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #40 - Anything Goes

Today, I am sharing my Design Team card made for the
'A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog' where the theme is always 'Anything Goes'.
A birthday card I made for a dear friend who celebrated his birthday yesterday.


The challenges are held on the 1st and 15th of the month where the lucky winners can 
win their choice of 3 digi paper sets from the very talented Lozzy.
There are lots of fabulous sets to choose from which can be found HERE
and they print beautifully.

You can find all the challenge details HERE on the blog, where you can also
see the rest of the design team's lovely makes.
Why not enter the challenge yourself to be in with a chance of winning.

Products used:-
Lozzy's 'Mix Up' Digi Papers
Spellbinders - Labels Two
Britannia Dies - Happy Birthday
Digi Stamp Boutique image - Dexter and Beer (No longer available)
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Dies and Digi's
Animal Friends - Animals with Big Ears
Creative Sketchy Girls - Use Die Cuts
Die Cut Divas - For the Love of Animals/Pets
The Crazy Challenge - Masculine

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 10 March 2017

Female Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a card I made for my friend, who celebrated her birthday yesterday.
Another idea I found on Pinterest, and very CAS!


The products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Labels
Memory Box - Crisp Bows
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots

Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenge - No Patterned Papers
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Green
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Clean and Simple (CAS)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Go Green
Cards in Envy - Keep it Simple
Scrapyland - Anything Goes with a Die

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x