Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Male Birthday Card

Hello and thank you for popping in. I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas 
and are now getting ready to welcome in the new year.
Today I would like to share a birthday card I made for a friend of ours, who is a 
DIY enthusiast. I really like using these tool dies and they look good made up in 
various handle colours on the silver mirri card.


The items I have used are:-
Die-Versions Corner Concepts - Happy Birthday
Die-Namics - Tool Charms
 Crafter's Companion Embossing Folder - Gun Metal

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Metallics
Allsorts Challenge - Anything But Christmas
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x



Tuesday, 22 December 2015

My last Christmas card

Hello, today I'm sharing my last Christmas card for this year.
I have to own up to making a few of these using different coloured card,
but always using silver mirri card for the snowflake die.


The items I have used are:-
Memory Box - Grand Merry Christmas die
Memory Box - Snowflake Ribbon die
Hougie Board

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Cardz 4 Galz - Christmas
Crafting from your Heart - Anything Goes
Lawnscaping Challenge - Merry Christmas
2 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in, and a Merry Christmas to you all.
Janice x

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Christmas card

Hello, here's the card I have made for my sister this year. She also loves making cards and
 I'm sure if we lived closer to one another, we would share more and buy less!
I used navy card although in the photo it looks black.


The items I have used are:-
Presscut die - Merry Christmas
Memory Box dies - Snowflake Ornament, Classic Ornament and Crisp Bows
Embossing Folder - Unknown. It was bought at a craft fair without any packaging
(If anyone can help me identify this folder, I would really appreciate it - thanks!)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Christmas
2 Crafty Girls - Always Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Another Christmas Card....

Hello, well I'm pleased to say that I have finished making my Christmas cards for this year!

Here is another one to share with you.


The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders Labels Eighteen
Die'sire Elegant Reindeer
Docrafts Snowflake Embossing Folder 
Hougie board

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Pixie's Snippet Playground - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Holidays

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x


Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Christmas Card

Hello, like many, I have been busy making Christmas cards, and as always,
leaving it until the last minute!
This card I have made as part of an order from my friend Heather.
I love pointsettias, so I hope her Mum does too.
After making up the decoupage, I matt and layered the image
onto green and gold mirri card, then added Stickles to the flowers.


The items I have used are:-
Craft Creations decoupage - Basket of Poinsettias
Sentiment is computer generated

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Use your Stuff - It's Christmas
Cards in Envy - Vintage - Christmas
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Crazy Challenge - Christmas
Come and Get It - Anything Goes Christmas
Pile it On - Anything Christmas/Winter
That Craft Place - Christmas

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Friday, 11 December 2015

Female Birthday Card

Hello, here's a card I made for a friend's birthday.
She makes beautiful patchwork quilts, so when I came across this
idea on Pinterest I thought it was perfect for her.
I used four pieces of co-ordinating paper, ran them through the embossing
folder first,then punched out the scalloped squares.
I then stuck them evenly onto some purple card, which I then matt
and layered onto silver mirri card.
I die cut the flower from paper and card, and added the pearl.



The items I have used are:-
Cuttlebug set of four flower dies
Woodware scalloped square and scalloped oval punches
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Houndstooth
Stampin' Up Word Window punch

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Pixie's Playground - Anything Goes
7 Kids Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x




Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Anniversary Card

Hello, today I would like to share with you a CAS Anniversay card, which I recently 
made for friends of ours. I adapted the design from a card I saw on Pinterest.



The items I have used are:-
Martha Stewart Lace Heart Edge Border punch
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die
Woodware Daisy punch
Crafts Too tiny flower punch

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Allsorts Challenge - Clean & Simple
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Use die cuts/and or punches
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Female Birthday Card

Hello, today I have a birthday card to show you, that I recently made for a friend.


The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders 3D Embossing Folder - Framed Canvas
Spellbinders D-Lites - Wonderful Locket
Memory Box Poppy Stamp die - Wild Rosebud
Woodware - Scalloped Oval Punch
Stampin' Up - Word Window Punch

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Christmas Card

Hello, today I have another Christmas card to share with you, using gilding flakes.
These flakes give a lovely effect whichever way they are used. 
For this card I have used acetate, double sided adhesive sheets and a black peel off.


The items I have used are:-
Gilding Flakes
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rectangles & Scalloped Rectangles
Stampin' Up Word Window Punch

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Cardz 4 Guyz Christmas CAS
Always Playing with Paper - Non Traditional Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - Winter/Christmas themed

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x


Monday, 30 November 2015

Christmas Card

 Hello, today I have a CAS Christmas card to share with you.
The front of the card was scored with my Hougie board. Using the label die,
I first cut and embossed one in white card, then drew around the outside
of the die with pencil on the red card and cut with scissors to give the frame.
The tree was cut from silver mirri card.
I punched a scalloped oval in red, and cut away the top and bottom scallop to give
a backing to the sentiment. I finished the card by adding red gems to the flowers.


The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Reverse Wonky Rectangles
Memory Box - Flowering Christmas Tree
Stampin' Up - Word Window Punch
Woodware Punch - Scalloped Oval
Hougie Board

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
AAA Cards - Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday - Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x










Saturday, 28 November 2015

Male Birthday Card

Hello, today I would like to share with you a birthday card I made for one of my nephews.
 He is keen on DIY, so I thought this Just Inklined image was very appropriate and amusing!
After printing the image, I coloured it with Promarkers, and lastly
added some Glossy Accents to give the water spray a wet look. 
Using the labels die, I pencilled around the outside edge of the die onto 
brown card, carefully cut by hand to give a frame to the image.
I punched three word windows, cut them to different lengths, 
adding a brad to each one for decoration. 
I added a piece of twine, the sentiment is computer generated and cut by hand.


The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders - Labels 15
Darice Embossing folder - Basketweave
Image from - The Best of Just Inklined 2012 CD
Stampin' Up Word Window punch
Promarkers

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Crafty Catz - Masculine
4 Crafty Chicks - Masculine
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge- Anything Goes with a Twist/Use a Diecut

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Friday, 27 November 2015

Female Birthday Card

Hello, I'm back today with a quick Clean and Simple female birthday card.
 I embossed the frame directly onto the card base.
The X-Cut dress die has both the dress and the bow on the same die.
I cut the dress from black card, and then stuck a small piece of pink card
underneath to highlight the flowers. I then cut a bow from the same pink card
to attach to the front of the dress.
The items I have used are:-
Docrafts Xcut Impress Die - Stencil Dress
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Wens Window

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Cardz 4 Galz - Fashion Chic
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - One for the Girls
Cuttlebug Mania - Embossing

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x




Thursday, 26 November 2015

Christmas Card

Hello everyone. Today I have a Christmas card to share with you. I found the idea on Pinterest. It's too easy to lose an hour or so looking at everyone's fabulous cards and makes on there!
I found this to be a fairly quick card to make, once I drew a circle in pencil using a die,
and then calculating how many snowflakes I needed.


The items I have used are:-
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Snowflake
EK Success snowflake punch

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky  - Anything Goes/Christmas
The Paper Shelter - A Christmas Card
Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge- Anything Goes/ Must be Christmas

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x



Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Sympathy Card

Hello, today I'd like to share a sympathy card I made after seeing the idea on Pinterest. 
I really like this layout, which can be used for different occasions.
I scored the larger card square diagonally with my Hougie board.
The other squares were die cut and embossed with Spellbinders Nestabilities.
The sentiment was generated on the PC.
Before assembling, I lightly inked the squares and flourish with 
distress ink and then placed them on the cream square card base.


The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilites - Squares
Cheery Lynn - Fanciful Flourish Die
Hougie Board
Rangers Distress Ink - Tea Dye

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Always Anything Goes
My Besties UK Challenge - Anything Goes & Gold
AAA Cards - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x



Sunday, 22 November 2015

Female Birthday Card

Hello, here is a birthday card I made for my friend Christine who celebrated her
birthday last week. I centred one of the square Nestabilities on the front on the card,
partially ran it through the Cuttlebug to cut half of the square,
then embossed it with the tan mat.
I then folded the cut part of the card back on itself and stuck it to the
back of the front of the card, so that the square was on show.
 I inked through the Fleur de Lis dies,
and with the waste from the largest die, I pieced and glued them together 
to make the flower for the centre.



The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders: Nestabilities - Squares & Shapeabilities Pendants - Fleur de Lis
Whimsy Corner die set

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Allsorts Challenge - At least three die cuts
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Shades of Blue
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x



Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Male Birthday Card

Hello, today I'm sharing a quick birthday card I made for an elderly neighbour of ours, 
who likes anything to do with trains. I thought this decoupage sheet was 
something a little different and a bit of fun!


The items I have used are:-
La Pashe decoupage - The Locomotion
Home made card candi

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Cardz 4 Guyz - Trains, Planes & Automobiles
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x


Tuesday, 17 November 2015

4th Birthday Card

Hello, I am regularly asked to make cards for young children, so today I'm sharing 
one I made recently for one of my customers.


The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles
Spellbinders Decorative Elements - Eyelet Circles
Cuttlebug Alphabet - Olivia
EK Success Corner Adorner Punch - Photo Corner
Woodware Scalloped Oval Punch
Stampin' Up Word Window Punch
Digi image - Pink Gem

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Cardz 4 Galz - Girly Bears
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a Twist/Add Purple

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Monday, 16 November 2015

New Baby Card

Hello, today I would like to share a new baby card I made 
recently for one of our neighbours.
I used a Digi image, coloured with Promarkers, adding 
Wink of Stella to give it a bit of sparkle.


The items I have used are:
Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Elements - Heart Circles
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles
X-Cut Embossing Folder - Small Polka Hearts
X-Cut - Tags & Bookplates
EK Success Corner Adorner Punch - Photo Corner
Digi image - www.bodilsscrappeverden.blogspot.com

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Cardz 4 Galz - Girly Bears
Digi Designs - Tic Tac Toe/ 3 in a row
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Girls Only
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Using Die Cuts

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Thursday, 12 November 2015

A Wrapper for a Bar of Chocolate

Hello, today I'm sharing with you a wrapper for a bar of chocolate I made recently, 
for a competition held here by Christine, of Creativity Continues.
Christine had recently become a member of the "Chocolate Lovers' Club" which 
is a group that is having fun promoting Carole Matthew's
 latest book - The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas, see Carole's blog here.
The task was to make a wrapper for a bar of chocolate, any design and using
something Spellbinders if possible.


I was thrilled to discover today, that I am one of Christine's five lucky winners!
My prize is a copy of Carole's new book, a box of chocolates and a tiara!
I can't wait for the post man to arrive!

The items I have used are:-
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Snowflake
Joanna Sheen - Ivy Flourish
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Layered Pointsettia 
Tattered Lace - Noel 

I am entering the following challenges:-
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - Tis the Season
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything goes with a Twist/Something beginning with B...Bar of chocolate!
The Sisterhood of Crafters - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/use Die cuts
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Teenage Birthday Card

Hello, today I am sharing an 18th birthday card I made for a friend's daughter.
The Forever Friends image was a free stamp from a Docrafts magazine, which I 
coloured with Promarkers.
I didn't have any light green card to co-ordinate with the backing paper, 
so I die cut everything in white card, then coloured with a Promarker pen.
For the border across the centre of the card, I punched both sides of a strip 
of card with the Martha Stewart punch, carefully lining up the pattern.


The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders: Nestabilities - Circles & Scalloped Circles
Spellbinders Labels Ten
Cuttlebug: Alphabet - Olivia, & Vintage Corner Dies
Martha Stewart border punch - Quilted
Docrafts Forever Friends stamp - magazine freebie

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Cardz 4 Galz - For a Teenager
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Bloggers Challenge - Happy Birthday
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Get Well Card

Hello, today I would like to share a card I made for a friend's Dad recovering 
from a knee operation.
After embossing the base card, I matt and layered the Hobby House topper onto blue, 
red and silver mirri card. I printed the sentiment on the computer, 
and then cut it out with one of the banner dies from Spellbinders, 
lightly inking the card whilst it was still in the die.


The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders: Shapeabilities - Ribbon Banners
Die'Sire Embossing Folder - Lattice
Hobby House - Life's a Beach Topper

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Cardz 4 Guyz - Hope U Feel Better Soon
ABC Challenge - U is for Unlimited
Country View Challenges - The Colour Blue

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x


Saturday, 7 November 2015

Female Birthday Card

Hello, here is a birthday card I made recently using the 
Spellbinders A2 Bracket Border dies.
I really like these die sets, as you can make so many different borders
or edges using a combination of the seven dies.


The items I have used are:
Memory Box Die: Pippi Butterfly
Spellbinders: A2 Bracket Borders One
Die'Sire Embossing Folder: Floral Frenzy

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Aud Sentiments - Bingo + a sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes 
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Use Die Cuts

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Female Birthday Card

Hello, today I would like to show you a birthday card I made for my sister Carolyn,
 using the 'die cut inlay' technique. 
Although a little bit fiddly to do, I really like the finished effect.
I first die cut the Wild Blooms onto a piece of white card which I then shaped with the Reverse Wonky rectangles. I then attached this to a piece of pink card and cut a 
narrow border by hand with a sharp pair of scissors.
Using a tiny amount of glue inside each of the petals and the stems, 
I then carefully placed the pink and green die cuts into each space, pressing lightly with 
a pokey tool for the pieces to be set in place. Using 3D foam pads, I then attached this topper to a larger Reverse Wonky rectangle which I cut in co-ordinating green card, adding dashes around the edge with a white gel pen. I embossed some diagonal lines on my base card using the Hougie board, cut the tag from the X-Cut set of tags, added the peel off sentiment, brads and the bow to the flower.

The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Reverse Wonky Rectangles
Memory Box - Wild Blooms
Docrafts Xcut - Tags and Bookplates
Hougie Board

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes (Yes please!)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes! November Edition
Fab 'n' Funky - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Using Die Cuts
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Male Birthday Card

Hello, today I would like to show you the card I have made for 
my nephew, whose birthday is tomorrow.
 I found these Scrabble tiles in my local 'The Works' shop,
and thought I would make something a little different from the usual sport theme.


The items I have used are:-
Crafts-Too Lattice/Textures Embossing Folder (CTFD3090)
Memory Box - Grand Happy Birthday Die, 
Scor-Pal Scor Buddy Mini scoring board
Scrabble letter tiles which I edged with a brown Promarker

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x


Sunday, 1 November 2015

Best Wishes Card

Hello, today I would like to show you the card I made for my crafting friend Michelle,
who sadly lost her job at the craft shop which closed recently.
The items I have used are:-
Docrafts Xcut Embossing Folder - Floral Frame
Memory Box Die - Precious Daisies

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Brown Sugar - Flowers
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Flowers
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Friday, 30 October 2015

80th Male Birthday Card

Hello, it's another male birthday card from me today!
The request from my customer was for an 80th male card with
 'anything to do with gardening'.
An easy request this time, so I used this decoupage sheet which I
really like, as it can be adapted easily for both male and female cards.


The items I have used are:-
Decoupage image and backing paper from 'The Best of La Pashe 2012' CD-Rom
Martha Stewart Punch around the Page - Cherish
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles & Scalloped Circles
Numbers are from the Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Cardz 4 Guyz - Numbers
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Birthday
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Rocking the Stripes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Autumn Colour Pallette

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x



Thursday, 29 October 2015

65th Male Birthday Card

Hello, here's a card I was asked to make recently for a 65 year old male
 who had no particular hobbies. I played it safe and used just the numbers of 
his birthday as the focal image of the card.


I first attached the blue patterned paper to card, stamped both numbers,
carefully cut them, then edged each number with black Promarker as I had used white card!
I attached the square of co-ordinating paper to a piece of dark blue card, which I had first punched each corner using a photo corner punch, so the paper could be easily slotted in.
I then used 3D foam pads to attach the numbers, die cut the banner,
added a peel off sentiment and some punched circles of paper across each corner.

Items I have used are:-
Papermania large number stamps, 
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Ribbon Banners
EK Success Corner Adorner punch - Photo corner

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz - Numbers
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Birthday
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Best Wishes Card

Hello, today I'd like to show you a card I made for my friends RĂ©ne and John, 
who sadly have just closed their craft shop.


After colouring some white card with an aubergine Promarker, I punched some flowers, a butterfly and used the rest to mat and layer the sentiment card which I cut out using the pierced rectangle die.
 I also coloured some white ribbon with the Promarker, so everything matched.

The items I have used are:-
Die-namics - Pierced Rectangles
Woodware Punches:- Fern & Medium butterfly, X-Cut Punch:- Daisy 
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat (Simple Sentiments)
Aubergine Promarker

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Allsorts Challenge - Orange/Purple/Black (all or any two) 
I have used purple card & black ink
Pixie's Snippet Playground - Always Anything Goes (yes please!)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything goes with a twist....use some leaves

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Get Well Card

Hello, here is a card I made for my card-making friend Michelle after 
she'd had an operation.
(apologies for the dark photo)


The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders - Celebrations Doily Art 3D Embossing Folder
Memory Box - Perched Reed Bird die
The sentiment is computer generated.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Pixie's Snippet Playground - Always Anything Goes (Yes please!)
Creative Knockouts - Doily Delight

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Friday, 23 October 2015

New Baby Card

Hello, today I'd like to share with you a baby girl congratulations card, I made 
recently for one of my customers.
She requested something fairly simple, and also 'something different', 
so after a search on Pinterest, 
I found one similar to this one which I used as a template.


The items I have used are:-
Embossing Folders: X-Cut Small Polka Hearts & Cuttlebug Polka Dots
Spellbinders: Circles and Scalloped Circles
Woodware Butterfly punch
Sentiment generated on the PC, Pink Promarker

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Creative Moments - Anthing Goes, Spots +/or Stripes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Don't be Blue
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
In The Pink - Pink Ribbon

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x



Wednesday, 21 October 2015

60th Female Birthday Card

Hello, today I would like to share a 60th birthday card (and a box for it to go in)
which I made for my friend Debbie.
We have been friends for just over 44 years, and met when 
we started working together in London, as 16 year old office juniors!
The flower was made from vellum with Spellbinders Rose Creations and sprayed 
with Cosmic Shimmer mist, at one of Christine's workshops I attended last year.




Items I have used on the card are:-
Spellbinders: Nestability Ovals, Beaded Ovals, Rose Creations, Sprigs 
Memory Box Trudeau Border
 Cuttlebug: Vintage corner dies and Olivia Alphabet set

and on the box are:-
Spellbinders: Daisy Flower Topper, Woodware Fern & Blink Blink punches,
Die Sire - Scalloped Tags, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet

I am entering the card into the following challenges:-
Crafting From the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Pink

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x



Monday, 19 October 2015

Male Birthday Card

Hello, here's a card I made for two of my nephews for their birthdays.
 A different type of card for me to make,
but one I enjoyed! I found the idea on Pinterest and adapted it slightly.


Items I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Ovals & Scalloped Circles
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Forest Branches

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Blessings Ink - Using Die cuts
Simply Papercraft - Always Anything Goes


Thanks for looking in.
Janice x


Sunday, 18 October 2015

18th Male Birthday Card


Hello, today I have a card I made as part of an order from my friend for her grandson, who loves playing the guitar. The decoupage sheet from La Pashe fitted the request perfectly!
I scored the base card with my Hougie Board.


Items I have used are:-
La Pashe decoupage - Strum and Bass, music, guitars, drums
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles & Scalloped Circles
Cuttlebug Alphabet Die - Olivia

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Cardz 4 Guyz - You Rock!
Through The Card Door - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Guys/Male Themed Cards
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Saturday, 17 October 2015

50th Birthday Card

Hello, the card I would like to share today is one I made for a friend's 50th Birthday.


The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders Labels Fifteen, Woodware small butterfly punch,
Floral Digi image from Digi Stamp Boutique - Quirky Flower,
 Promarker Pens, Cuttlebug Alphabet - Olivia

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Cardz 4 Galz- Pink & Pearly
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Paper minutes - Patterns and Glitter
Unicorn Challenge - Think Pink

Thank you for looking in.
Janice x


Friday, 16 October 2015

Thank You Stepper Card

Hello, today I would like to share with you a thank you card I recently made 
for my friend Christine of Creativity Continues using 
the Spellbinders Pop-Ups die set which can be purchased here.


I love how the stepper card is instantly cut and scored, ready to be folded into shape. 
The die set comes with flowers, stars, candles and much more. I can see me making great use of this die set, adding other embellishments too.

The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders Pop-Ups Gift of Happiness
Spellbinders Die D-Lites - Sprigs and Blooms One
Lawn Fawn stamps - Scripty Sayings

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Creative Inspirations - Clean & Simple or Fussy & Fancy
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes using any brand of die
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die-lirious & Punchy
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Just Add Ink - Fancy Fold

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x



Wednesday, 14 October 2015

2nd Birthday Card

Hello, this card I made for one of my five great-nieces who celebrated her second birthday last month.


The items I used are:-
X-Cut Embossing Folder - Wicker
 Image from Crafters Companion CD Rom - Angelica & Friends Collection
Spellbinders Labels Three, Cuttlebug Alphabet Die set - Olivia
The sentiment is computer generated.

I am entering this card into the following challenge:-
Brown Sugar - Use a Number
Crafting From the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Personalise your Project, Add a Name
House of Cards Challenge - Add Texture &/or Colour Inspiration
Great Impressions - One for the Kids

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Monday, 12 October 2015

Anniversary Card

Hello, today I would like to show you the card I made for my husband for our 35th Wedding Anniversary which we celebrated yesterday. Although I have a fair amount of coloured card in my craft room, I couldn't find any coral colour, so I used white card and coloured the die cuts
with my coral Promarker pen.
I did find some My Mind's Eye embossed paper in a Trimcraft paper pack which was coral colour, so I used a piece for one of the co-ordinating strips. 
I have used this sketch from the Just Add Ink blog.





Items I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles & Decorative Elements Heart Circles, 
the numbers are from the Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet set, Mama Elephant die - Happy
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Polka Dots
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder - Textures Linen

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Just Add Ink - Sketch Challenge
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Use a Number
Crafty Catz - Embossing
Simply Papercraft - Always Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Thanks for looking in.
Janice x