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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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
Spellbinders Decorative Elements - Lacy Squares
Docrafts X-Cut Embossing Folder - Moroccan Cross Tiles

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