Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Female Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a birthday card, made recently for one of
my card making friends.


The products I have used are:-
Crafter's Companion Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Elegant Frame
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Dots
Medallion die - Unbranded from eBay
Sentiment Stamp - Free gift with craft magazine
Misti
WRMK Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper

Challenges entered:-
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Birthday
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
The Crafter's CafĂ© - Birthday

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

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