Sunday, 21 May 2017

Male Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing another 21st birthday card which my friend asked me to make
for her, for her son's birthday. My card I made for him is HERE.
My friend's request was for anything abstract, using the colours green and bronze.


The products I have used:-
Docrafts Xcut Nesting Dies - Stars
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rectangles
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder - Lace
Woodware Punch - Small Star
EK Success Punch - Tiny Circle
Home made Card Candi - Hobbycraft Circle Punch
Sentiment - Computer generated

Challenges entered:-
Allsorts - Happy Birthday
Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a Twist of more than two layers
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
The Male Room - Stars
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Add a Sentiment
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 19 May 2017

Female Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a birthday card I made for a good friend and neighbour,
who celebrated her birthday this week.


After cutting the trellis die on a separate piece of card, I glued a small piece
of patterned paper directly onto the card base to show behind the trellis.
After scoring the card and stamping the sentiment, I then used pieces of 3D foam strip
to raise the card above the patterned paper, and to allow the foliage and flowers to be added.

The products I have used are:-
Trellis -  unbranded die from eBay
Spellbinders Die D-Lites - Sprigs
Tonic Studios Punch - Small Daisy
Sentiment Stamp - free with Craft Magazine
Scor-Buddy
Misti

Challenges entered:-
Double D Challenges - Flowers Galore
Tiddly Inks - Blooming Beautiful
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Country View Challenge - Flower Power
Crafty Purple Frog - Fabulously Floral
Create and Inspire - Add some Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner - Add Flowers
The Artistic Stamper - Floral Fantasy

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Spots and Stripes

Today I am sharing a masculine card which I have made for my 'spares box'.
The latest challenge over at Less is More is ONE LAYER: Spots and Stripes


I started by removing the rubber stamp from the wooden block and using my Misti,
I stamped the imaged 3 times moving the card along as I did so.
I then coloured each one with Promarkers, adding in the spots or the stripes.
Lastly I added the sentiment, then partially de-bossed a border around the ties.

The products I have used are:-
Sirius Hobby Wood Mounted Stamp - FF121
Promarkers
Scor-Buddy
Sentiment Stamp - Free with a Craft Magazine

Challenges entered:-
Less is More - One Layer: Spots and Stripes
Stampavie and More - For a Boy/Man
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Mighty Men In May {boys, men, manly, masculine}
Rubber Dance - Rule of Three
Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Get Well Soon

I was asked by one of my good friends and neighbour if I could make a 'Get Well Soon' card
for his Mum, as she had recently broken her ankle.

Trying to find a free image on the internet of a female with her foot in a plaster cast
proved very difficult, but I did manage to find this image of the three flamingos which
I thought would be appropriate!


I am happy to report that he was pleased with it....I hope his Mum is too when she receives it!

The products I have used are:-
Couture Creations Embossing Folder - Tied Together
Die-Namics - Pierced Rectangles
Hougie Board
Promarkers
Stitched Banner - unbranded die from eBay
Sentiment - computer generated

Challenges entered:-
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Pastel Colours
Crafty Cardmakers - Add a Sentiment
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with Wings
Mix it Up Challenge - Anything Goes + Embossing
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - Dry Embossing

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Monday, 15 May 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #43 - 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'.
I made this card for my godson who is celebrating his 21st birthday today.

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 are:-
Lozzy's Mix Up 2 Digi Papers
Digi Stamp Boutique - Milestone Word Art
Spellbinders Mega Nestabilities - Curved Rectangles
Home made Card Candi

Challenges entered:-
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Die and Why
(Fabulous size set of rectangular dies to frame a sentiment or a stamp)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stamper - Anything Goes with Dies
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - One for the Boys ~ Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes/Optional Twist: Masculine

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Saturday, 13 May 2017

A 'Dream Catcher' Card

Today, my card is one I have made with another unbranded die recently bought from eBay.
As always, the mirror card is difficult to photograph, this was the best angle for you
to be able to see the shine.


I have used the MFT sketch being, which is currently being used for this month's challenge
over at Clair & Sharni Get Crafty! Facebook group

Products I have used are:-
Dreamcatcher - unbranded die from eBay
Sizzix Embossing Folder - Lace 2 set
Hougie Board
Unknown sentiment stamp

Challenges entered:-
Brown Sugar - Embossing
Cardz 4 Galz - Add some Texture
Cute Card Thursday - Dies and Punches
Paper Creator - Bright and Bold
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Twist - Use Mirror Card

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x
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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Just for You

Today I am sharing a card I have made for my 'spares box'.
The latest challenge over at Less is More is to use the colours yellow and grey.
Now, these aren't colours I use very often, but I do like the combination, so
thought I would give them a try, and of course it must be CAS!


Products I have used are:-
Memory Box - Chloe die and Tiny Bow die
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Borders
Sentiment stamp - unknown

Challenges entered:-
Less is More - Yellow and Grey
Creative Craft Cottage - Three of a Kind (Three dies)
Crafty Purple Frog - Fabulously Floral
Die Cut Divas - Use Flowers on a card
Scrapy Land - Anything with a Die
Simon Says - Going Dotty
Country View Challenge - Flower Power
Craftaholics R Us - Spring Colours or Flowers

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Female Birthday Card

Today's card is for a friend, which I made using some unbranded dies I 
purchased recently from eBay. There is a huge selection available, they are
very cheaply priced and most importantly they cut really well.
Delivery times are improving.....I seem to have quite a collection now!


I really like this set of three tag dies, as not only are they stitched, they also
have cut-out corners, which is a great extra  feature.

The products I have used are:-
Flower and Tag - unbranded dies from eBay
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder - Lace
Woodware Punches - Small and Medium Butterfly
Sentiment Stamp - free with Craft Magazine
Promarker

Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Add a Sentiment
Incy Wincy Designs - Clean and Simple
Make My Monday - May Flowers
Ooh La La Challenge - Something beginning with 'B' - Butterflies/Birthday
The Ribbon Girl Challenge - Anything Goes (Must use Ribbon)
Crafty Calender - Flowers
Always Fun Challenges - For a Female or a Mum

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


Sunday, 7 May 2017

Male Birthday Card


Today, I have a birthday card to share with you which I was asked to make for my friend
to give to her son. His car is an Audi R8, so I was very pleased to find this image on
the internet to use.



I came across this card sketch on Pinterest which is from Hand Stamped Sentiments
which I used as a guide.


The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Deckled Rectangles
Large Banner die - eBay
Die-Namics - Mini Pennant Die 
Sentiment - Computer generated

Challenges entered:-
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Transportation
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Add a Sentiment
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with an optional twist - use 5 of something (5 die cuts)
My Time to Craft - Masculine
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Masculine

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 5 May 2017

Making Memories Crafting Challenge #5 - Anything Goes

Today, sees the start of another challenge over at
Making Memories Challenge plus a Design Team Call!


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, just 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 this month is 'Anything Goes' and our Sponsor is -
Sparkle n Sprinkle - Prize - $15 Voucher


For my card I have used the pre-coloured 'Country Flowers' which you can find HERE
I made this card for my card-making friend.


The products I have used are:-
Sparkle N Sprinkle Digi Image - Country Flowers
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle Frames and Stitched Rectangles
Unknown sentiment stamp
Glamour Dust added to the flowers
Misti

Challenges entered:-
Aud Sentiments - Flowers and a Sentiment
Dies R Us - Flowers
Star in my Pocket - Soft Pastels
Time Out Challenges - Flowers with an optional twist of kissing
Crafty Gals Corner - CAS
The Paper Shelter - Flowers
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes with a Die
The Sisterhood of Crafters - The letter B...for blooms and birthday
Country View Challenge - Flower Power
Watercooler Wednesday - 'Feminine' Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

A 'Paper Pieced' Card

Today I have a birthday card to share with you which I have paper pieced.
I have been seeing quite a few cards just recently using this technique,
so I thought I would give it a try.

I really like the effect the two layers gives to the flowers. The first layer I glued
down fully, the second layer I just partially glued.


Products used:-
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Square Frames
Digi Stamp Boutique - Quirky Flower
Sentiment Stamp - free with Craft Magazine
Papers from my stash
Promarkers
Misti

Challenges entered:-
Always Fun Challenges - Flowers
Incy Wincy Designs - Clean and Simple
Whoopsi Daisy - Tic Tac Toe Challenge (3 in a Row) - Digi/Gems/Faux Stitching
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Anything Spring
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge - Flower Power
The Paper Players- Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Green/Die-Cut/Leaf
Make My Monday Challenge - Flowers
Craftaholics R Us - Spring Colours or Flowers
Shopping Our Stash - Back to Basics 'Fussy Cutting'
AAA Cards - Bright and Beautiful


Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

'Sunny Day Crafting Challenge' for May - 'Photo Inspiration'

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

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

Here is the 'Photo Inspiration' for the challenge.


....and here is my card!


The products I have used are:-
Die'Sire Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Chevrons
Cuttlebug - Everyday Greeting Combo
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rectangles and Deckled Rectangles
Image - Free from the Internet

Challenges entered:-
Come and Get It - Make it Square
A Gem of a Challenge - Embossing Wet or Dry
Allsorts - Embossing
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a twist/CAS strictly no Design Paper
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - CAS

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x



Sunday, 30 April 2017

Gift Card Holder

Today I have a gift card holder to share with you, which is really easy and quick to make,
and of course can be decorated however you fancy.
I looked on Pinterest and found instructions for the holder HERE


I used the Word window punch (twice) instead of the oval punch
for the card opening.


The products I have used are:-
Craft Concepts Embossing Folder - Garden Swirl
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Lacey Circles
Stampin' Up - Word Window Punch
Sentiment stamp - Craft magazine free gift

Challenges entered:-
4 Crafty Chicks - Gift Card Holders
Brown Sugar - No Image, Just A Sentiment
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a twist/CAS strictly no Design Paper
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything but a Card
Aud Sentiments - Use A Stamp For Your Sentiment
Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing
Allsorts Challenge - Embossing

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

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 #4 - 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:-





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