Thursday, 27 April 2017

Female Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a card my friend asked me to make for her niece,
who enjoys gardening. I thought this Little Claire topper (which sadly they have
stopped producing) was perfect for her.


The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Eyelet Circles
Little Claire Topper
Docrafts Xcut Embossing Folder - Oak Frame
Sentiment - Free with Craft magazine
Misti

Challenges entered:-
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes with option of CAS
Tuesday ThrowDown - Embossing
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - CAS
Cards in Envy - Pretty Pastels Card
Make My Monday - Embossing/Heat or Dry
Use your Stuff - Circles
Scrapy Land - Spring Blooms

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Male Birthday Card

Today, I have a birthday card to share with you, which I made for
the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge, and one to add to my 'spares' box.


For a change, I thought I would use a card sketch which I found on Pinterest


The products I have used are:-
Darice Embossing Folder - Basketweave
Hunkydory - The Second Little Book of Decoupage
Sentiment - Magazine feebie
Homemade Card Candi

Challenges entered:-
Cardz 4 Guyz - The Great Outdoors
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with Optional Twist 'Anything Spring'
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
Daisy Chain Challenges - Spring is in the Air
The Challenge Blog by Creative Shopping - Bingo Board (Points/Strips/Embossing)
The Crazy Challenge - Leafy Green

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Two Years Old Today

Today, is the 2nd birthday of Seren, our lovely next door neighbour.
They are spending her birthday at Peppa Pig World in the New Forest this weekend.
I found a free Peppa Pig image online which I have used for her card.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders - Labels 15
Crafter's Companion Embossalicious Folder - Gunmetal
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Marianne Designs - Mini Numbers
Hougie Board

Challenges entered:-
Creative Shopping Challenge - Bingo Board (Embossing/Sentiment/Kids)
Allsorts - I Spy...B is for Balloons, Blue & Birthday
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Punches and/or Die Cuts
Cute Card Thursdays - Birthdays
Crafty Purple Frog - Time to Celebrate the Little People

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


Friday, 21 April 2017

A 'Just for You' Card

Today, I am sharing a clean and simple 'Just for You' card to enter into
this month's Flower Challenge using the sketch below.
I have had this free digi-stamp for ages (which comes as part of a set), so I
thought it was a good time to use it.
After colouring it with my Promarkers, I have added Glamour Dust to the wreath,
but of course as always, it's not obvious in the photo!






The products I have used are:-
Vintage Spring Flower Sentiment Digi - Free from Digital Doodling
Memory Box - Contempo Circle Border
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
The Flower Challenge - Sketch
Crafty Gals Corner - Embellish It
Fab 'n' Funky - In the Garden
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Showers or Flowers
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - Shower of Flowers
Crafting By Designs - Vintage

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x



Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Thank You Card

Today, I have a thank you card to share which I recently made for a friend.


The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestablilites - Scalloped Squares
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Square Frames
Watering Can - an unbranded die from eBay
Embossing Folder - Make unknown
Woodware Punch - Daisy
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
Die Cuttin Divas - Shaped Card
Inky Chicks - Use Purple
Make my Monday - Embossing/Heat or Dry
The Crazy Challenge - Spring is Coming
Create and Makes - Anything goes/Optional Springtime

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Monday, 17 April 2017

Female Birthday Card


Today I am sharing a card, which I made for a friend who loves to sew
and makes the most fabulous quilts.
Each year I try to use a quilting or a sewing theme for her card,
and this is what I came up with this year.
I thought the stitched square die was very useful this time!


The products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Scalloped Squares
Sizzix - Framelits 'Hello' set of dies
Papers from 'Live Your Dreams' pad by Craft Sensations
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Spring Garden
Time Out - Home Sweet Home
Crafting By Designs - Girls or Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner - Pastels
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Add a Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Saturday, 15 April 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #42 - 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 thank you card I made for my husband's sister in Germany.


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.

The products I have used are:-
Lozzy's 'Grid' Digi Papers
Spellbinders - Labels 1
Pierced Label 1 style dies from The Works
Creative Expressions (by Sue Wilson) - Frames and Tags - Pierced Flags
Little Claire stamp - A Card Full of Thanks
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Southern Girls Challenge - Favourite Colour Combo
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Two patterned papers
DL.ART - April Showers or Thank You
CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 14 April 2017

Another Female CAS Birthday Card!

Today, I am sharing another 'clean and simple' birthday card, which I made
this week for my lovely next door neighbour Heather.

The embossing folder and stamp was part of a free gift with the recent
issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine.

Unfortunately, they had sold out of the die set they were selling for to use
with the embossing folder, but I luckily managed to buy a Crafter's Companion set
which someone was selling on a Facebook group, which fits perfectly.

The products I have used are:-
Die'Sire by Crafters Companion dies - Decorative Frame
Fiskars Clear Stamp Set - Floral
Embossing Folder and stamp - free gift from craft magazine
Promarkers
Misti

Challenges entered:-
Crafty Gals Corner - Pastels
I Love Promarkers - Embossing
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes with Option - CAS
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Stamp It
Die Cuttin Divas - Easter or Spring
Shopping Our Stash - Use Punches or Dies
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

A Female CAS Birthday Card

Today I am sharing the card I made for my niece who celebrated her birthday yesterday,
so it is safe for me to show you now.

I went along to the craft show at Alexandra Palace on Saturday with my sister and a friend,
where I managed to stock up on lots of A4 coloured card, card and envelope packs
 and bag a few bargains on embsossing folders, dies and some Nuovo Crystal drops.
The embossing folder and sentiment die on the card are two of my purchases.

The products I have used are:-
 Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson PinPoint Embossing Folder - Small Beaded Fanfare
Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson Frames and Tags - Pierced Flags
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Memory Box - Corner Bow
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites - Blooms Four

Challenges entered:-
Creative Craft Cottage - Dies and/or Punches
Die Cut Divas - Birthdays
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Naughty or Nice Challenge - Three of Something (Dies)
Ooh La La Challenge - Birthday Cards
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes with optional add flowers

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x



Sunday, 9 April 2017

A Female CAS Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a very quick to make CAS birthday card.


I saw the idea for the coloured sentiment, last week HERE on Pam's Crafts blog, so I
thought I would give it a try and used Promarkers to colour my card.
I then used pastel chalks to highlight the embossed frame,
added diamantes to the flowers and that was it!

Do pop over to Pam's blog, and take a look at the beautiful cards she makes,
using lots of different and gorgeous dies.

Products I have used are:-
Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson Designs - Happy Birthday
Docrafts-Xcut Embossing Folder - Floral Frame
Promarkers
Pebbles Inc - Pearlescent Chalks

Challenges entered:-
My Time to Craft - No Designer Paper
Aud Sentiments - Use Birthday Sentiment
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippet Playground - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Bring on the Bling

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 7 April 2017

Making Memories Crafting Challenge #3 - Colour Inspiration

Today, sees the start of another challenge over at
Making Memories Challenge


The challenges are held on the 1st Friday of every month, where there will be a
chosen theme - maybe a sketch, a colour or a mood board, as a few examples.

 In order to be eligible for the prizes, you will need to be a follower of our blog,
your creations will need to follow the challenge themes and also to link our
challenge blog in your blog post.

A badge for your blogs will be awarded for the Top 3 and also the winner.
You can find all the challenge details on the blog HERE, where you can also
see the rest of the fabulous design team's lovely makes.
Why not enter the challenge yourself to be in with a chance of winning.


The theme is 'Colour Inspiration' using this Colour Board


Our sponsor for this month is
SCRAP N' DIPITY - prize $5 Gift Voucher


Products I have used:-
Hydrangae image - Free download from http://imgarcade.com/1/hydrangea-drawing/
Spellbinders Decorative Elements - Lacy Squares
Docrafts X-Cut Embossing Folder - Moroccan Cross Tiles
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
I Love Promarkers - Embossing
Ike's World Challenge - Anything Goes with a twist/In the Garden
Inky Chicks - Use Purple
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - Shower of Flowers
Try it on a Tuesday - Botanical
Ooh La La Creations - Layer it Up
Crafty Gals Corner - 3 or more layers

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Thinking of You Card

Today, I am sharing a stamped card, which is really something just a little
 bit different for me.

 I love using my embossing folders and dies in my card making,
but I am not very adventurous, when it comes to stamping and inking.
Although I have quite a few stamps, they certainly don't get used very often.
I now have a Misti, which I love using and is really helping me.
There are so many lovely cards on blogs and Pinterest, that I thought it was about
time I moved out of my comfort zone to give it a try.

The stencil I have used, (I'm embarrassed to say) is one
that I've had for absolutely ages and has remained sealed in it's packaging!
For my first attempt, I am really quite pleased with the result.
I think it will definitely be going into my spares box!


Products I have used:-
Die-Namics - Pierced Rectangles
Memory Box Stencil - Textured Honey Comb
Penny Black stamp - 3122K Sunshine
Sentiment stamp - Craft magazine freebie
Distress inks - Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade

Challenges entered:-
Happy Little Stampers - Blend and CAS
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - Spring Cleaning (use something forgotten about)
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Stamped Image and Stamped Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Saturday, 1 April 2017

'Sunny Day Crafting Challenge' for April - Theme is 'Spring'

Today, over at Sunny Day Crafting, the theme for our challenge this
month is 'Spring'

The challenges are held monthly on the 1st of each month, and we
would love to see your entry of any type of paper project.

Why not pop over to the blog and take a look at the fabulous
inspiration from the talented Design Team.

All the details can be found HERE


My card is one I made recently for a friend.

The products I have used are:-
Crafter's Companion Embossing Folder - Florabunda
Little Claire Topper
Woodware - Scalloped Circle Punch
Stampin' Up - Word Window Punch

Challenges entered:-
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes/optional Springtime
Crafty Cardmakers - Spring into Spring
Use Your Stuff - 'Spring is in the Air'

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


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



Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Female Birthday Card

Today I am sharing the card I have made for my sister, whose birthday is today.
She is also a card maker, so I hope she likes it.
I found the idea on Pinterest.


The products I have used:
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 1
Memory Box - Chloe die
Lawn Fawn - Scripty Sayings

Challenges entered:-
Cards in Envy - Keep it Simple
Ooh La La - Embossing Wet or Dry
Stamps & Fun - Die Cuts
Dragonfly Dreams - Girly with Die Cut/Punch
The Paper Players - Cut It Out - Dies/Punches/Fussy Cut
Crafty Calender - Mum's Day/Special Female
Sweet Stampin' - No designer paper

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 3 March 2017

Making Memories Crafting Challenge #3 - Add Some Layers

Firstly, many thanks to you all for your kind messages of love and
support on the loss of my husband.

I ventured back into my craft room very briefly this week, to make my card
for the Making Memories Challenge which starts today.


The challenges are held on the 1st Friday of every month, where there will be a
chosen theme - maybe a sketch, a mood board, a colour as a few examples.

 In order to be eligible for the prizes, you will need to be a follower of our blog,
your creations will need to follow the challenge themes and also to link our
challenge blog in your blog post.

A badge for your blogs will be awarded for the Top 3 and also the winner.
You can find all the challenge details on the blog HERE, where you can also
see the rest of the fabulous design team's lovely makes.
Why not enter the challenge yourself to be in with a chance of winning.


The theme is 'Add Some Layers', and our sponsors for this month are:-

The Cutting CafĂ© - Prize 3 Cutting Sets


A Day for Daisies - Prize $12 Voucher 


For my card I used the March challenge sketch over at
 Clair and Sharni Get Crafty! Facebook group.

Products used:-
Creative Expressions (by Sue Wilson) - Frames and Tags - Pierced Flags
Topper is from Hobby House - Life's a Beach
Darice Embossing Folder - Stripes
Woodware Punches - Scalloped Oval and Cherry Blossom
Stampin' Up - Word Window punch

Challenges entered:-
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Die/Punch Frenzy
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x