Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Birthday Card for my Great-Niece

Today I am sharing a birthday card made for another one of my great-nieces
who was nine yesterday.


The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Marisa's Bouquet
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folders - Hearts
Papermania Large Number Stamps
Sentiments from the Sizzix - Framelits 'Hello' set of dies/stamps

Challenges entered:-
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + A Stamp
Let's Craft and Create - Girls, Girls, Girls
Monochrome Magic - Anything Goes Monochrome or with a Twist of Butterfly/Butterflies
NordSalten Hobby Club - Embossing
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Embossing Heat or Dry
Scrapyland - Embossing - Heat or Dry
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Hello You...

Today's card is one I've made for my 'spares box' where they are there 'just in case' I
need one on the quick, or ready for an insert to be added and sold for charity.


I lightly brushed the stitched clouds with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

The products I have used are:-
Crafters Companion Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Rococo Frame
Lawn Fawn Clouds - Spring Showers
Lawn Fawn - Scripty Sayings
Sun and Rainbow - Unbranded dies from eBay

Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Summertime
Fussy and Fancy - Punches and Dies
Simply Create Too - Summer Fun
That's Crafty! - Keep it Simple
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Summer Fun or a Thank You Card
Star in my Pocket - Bright Sunshine
Mod Squad Challenge - Colourful Creations
A Gem of a Challenge - Summer Colours

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 23 June 2017

Weight Lifter Alf!

Today I am sharing a card made for a friend to give to her son.
As he enjoys going to the gym, I thought this digi image would be perfect for him!


The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 15
Digi Stamp Boutique - Weight Lifter Alf
Docrafts Xcut Dies - Stars
Promarkers
Papers from my stash
Sentiment - Computer generated

Challenges entered:-
Craft Rocket Challenges - For the Men/Boys
Creative Knockouts - For the Boys
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Use Patterned Paper
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge  - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine
Cardz 4 Guyz - Stars
Fairy Tale Challenge - Hobby
Aud Sentiments - Bingo + A Sentiment
(Die Cut/Markers/Favourite Colour)


Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Stencilling with Distress Inks

Today, I am sharing a card I made for my friend who celebrated her birthday yesterday.
This is my first time of making an inked background with a stencil.
I was quite pleased with the result, so I think I'll be trying it again.


After cutting and embossing the cross-stitched square, I left the card in the die,
laid the stencil over the card and lightly inked with Dusty Concord and
Spiced Marmalade Distress inks.

The products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables
Crafter's Workshop Stencil - Mini Daisy Cluster
Crafter's Companion Die'sire - Scalloped Tags
Filigree Flower - Unbranded die from eBay
Ranger Distress Inks
Sentiment Stamp - Free with Craft Magazine

Challenges entered:-
The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use your Imagination
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Add a Sentiment
Deep Ocean Challenge - Die Cuts, Chipboards and/or Punches
Everybody-Art Challenge - Happy Birthday
Dream Valley Challenge - Square Cards Only
Use Your Stuff - Try something New (Stencilling)
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes/Optional - Tag you're It
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Birthday Wishes

Today I am sharing a card made for my spares box.
As it's been so warm here the last few days
 I thought I would go with using some Summery colours.


For my card I used the June challenge sketch over at
 Clair and Sharni Get Crafty! Facebook group which I am also entering.


The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders - Pierced Squares
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Stitched Banner - Unbranded die from eBay
Artifacts Stamp - Daisy
Cardmaking & Papercraft Paper Pad - Fancy Pants Designs - Beach Babe
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
Die Cut Divas - Summer Fun
Noor! Design - Summer
Create and Makes - Use Yellow
Paper Craft Happy - Anything Goes with the option of Summer
My Time to Craft - Summertime
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Summer Start

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Female Birthday Card

Today, I have a birthday card to share with you that I recently made for a friend.
This is the first time I have used the embossing folder which was one of my purchases
at the Ally Pally craft show in April. It's so pretty and is one I think I'll be using a lot.

I started by first cutting the circular die from the base card, and stamping the sentiment,
which is two from a set. Then using two dies taped together I made the lilac frame.
Next I placed them all together and taped them back into the aperture, added
the bird and the flowers.
The single bird has been snipped from a branch of five birds.

The products I have used are:-
Stitched semi circle - Unbranded die from eBay
Sentiment stamps - Unbranded stamps from eBay
Bird - Unbranded die from eBay
Leanne Creatif Embossing Folder - Little Flowers
Woodware punch - Fern
Xcut Punch - Small Daisy

Challenges entered:-
Animal Friends Challenge - Animals with Wings
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Naughty or Nice Challenge - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Embossing Heat or Dry
Stempelgarten Challenge - CAS
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes with optional die cuts and/or punches
Creative Ladybirds Creations - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 16 June 2017

An Anniversary Card

Today, I am sharing a Wedding Anniversary card I've made for some good friends
and neighbours from where we used to live who are celebrating their anniversary today.
I've just realised I seem to have had a run of blue and white cards this week!

With the white piece of card (cut with the smaller label die), I left the card in the die and ran it through my machine using the heart embossing folder, so that the edge of the
card remained un-embossed.


The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 28
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folders - Hearts
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Birds - Unbranded die from eBay
Presscut die - Happy Anniversary

Challenges entered:-
Double D Challenges - Blue and White
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes with an option of Use Die cuts
Words 2 Craft By - Keep Love in your Heart
Dies R Us  - Celebrations
A Gem of a Challenge - Wedding or Anniversary
Allsorts - Use at least two dies
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes with optional die cuts and/or punches

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Thursday, 15 June 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #46 - 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 spares box using another digi image from Bugaboo which is
one of three I won recently in a card challenge,
This one is called JJ Housework - Cook I love it, the sentiment just makes me giggle, probably because I can relate to it so well!


The challenges are held on the 1st and 15th of the month where the lucky 3/5 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 Beauty Light Digi Papers
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Hexagons and Scalloped Hexagons
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - JJ Housework - Cook
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
Mod Squad Challenge - Make it Square
City Crafter - Frame It
Digi Chooseday Crafting - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Add a Sentiment
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - Girls Just Want to have Fun
Dream Valley Challenges - Square Cards Only
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes with an option of Die Cuts

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

A Quick and Easy Male Card

Today I am sharing another card made for my spares box.
I am often asked if I have any male cards already made, which of course like many other card makers, I don't have as they usually are the most difficult cards to make.
This one was nice and quick to make and is flat, so good for sending by post.


The products I have used are:-
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folder - Wicker
Yacht and Ship's Wheel - Unbranded from eBay (also contains an anchor die)
Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson - Frames and Tags - Pierced Flags

Challenges entered:-
Double D Challenge - Blue and White
Cuttlebug Mania - Father's Day
Fairy Tale Challenge - Summer in Blue + One other Colour
Tuesday Throwdown - For the Men
Unicorn Challenge - For the Guys
Always Fun Challenges - For a Male or Dad
Cards in Envy - You're the Man
Crafty Cardmakers - For a Special Man/Boy or Father’s Day
Cardz 4 Guyz - Something Blue for Father's Day

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


Monday, 12 June 2017

A Birthday Card for my Great Niece

Yesterday, my great niece Ella celebrated her 7th birthday, and here is the card
I made for her. I came across the idea on Pinterest and cased this card.
I had a great time helping her celebrate with a family party.


I used a Versamark inkpad and stamped one of the swirls from the set randomly
on the card base. I had completely forgotten about this technique. I love the effect
it gives by making the base card darker.

The products I have used are:-
Kelly Panacci Clear Stamps - Swirls
First Edition Craft Dies - Number and Date
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Stampin' Up - Word Window Punch

Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with an optional Twist - Use Dies and Punches
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Monochromatic Theme with Ribbon or Lace
Daisy Chain Challenge - Monochrome
Let's Craft and Create - Girls, Girls, Girls
Mix it Up Challenge - Anything Goes with an optional Twist - Stamping
Allsorts - Use at Least Two Dies

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Saturday, 10 June 2017

A Wedding Card

Today, I am sharing a card I made for a good friend, for his sister
and brother-in-law's wedding day yesterday.


The products I have used are:-
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Tied Together
Digi Stamp Boutique - Wedding Doodles
Die-Namics - Pierced Rectangles
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
Creative Craft Cottage - Include a Lavender Ribbon Or Bow
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations - Include a Lavender Ribbon Or Bow
Die Cut Divas - Summertime
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
NordSalten Hobby Club - Embossing
Paper Craft Happy - Anything Goes with Option of Summer
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Wedding or Anniversary

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Monday, 5 June 2017

A Thank You Card

Another quick card to share with you today. I do love the detail on this doily die,
and it cuts beautifully.
I added a circle cut in black card to the centre for the sentiment,
and some pink and clear gems.


The products I have used are:-
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots (Square)
Doily die - Unbranded from eBay
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circle


Challenges entered:-
Just Us Girls - Word Week
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes/optional use your favourite colour
Eclectic Ellapu - A Touch of Pink or Purple
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Monochrome Magic - Anything Goes Monochrome or Monochrome Twist of Yellow
Creative Ladybirds Creations - Always Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by,
Janice x

Sunday, 4 June 2017

A New Baby 'CAS' Card

Today I am sharing the card I made for my nephew and wife, on the arrival of their
new baby son, who was born on Tuesday evening.
I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of looking after his brother and sister for two days,
whilst their Mum and Dad were at the hospital.


This 'baby mobile' die is a great way to use up snippets of card and paper from
your craft stash. I really love the effect an embossed die makes for a frame.
A very 'clean and simple' card.

The products I used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 22
Baby mobile die - Unbranded from eBay
Clearly Besotted Stamps - Congrats die

Challenges entered:-
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes (must include a critter)
Creative Craft Cottage - Include an Animal
Brown Sugar - Celebrations
Cuttlebug Mania - Frame It
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Always Anything Goes

....and here is my gorgeous great-nephew!
(No name as yet)


Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 2 June 2017

Making Memories Crafting Challenge #6 - Bingo Board

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


The challenges are held on the 1st Friday of every month,
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 'Bingo Board'


Our Sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps Prize - $21 voucher

For my card I have used one of the diagonal lines in the Bingo Board - Die Cut/Image/Bling
and a Bugaboo image which is one of three I won recently in a card challenge,


The products I have used are:-
Bugaboo Digi Image and Sentiment - JJ Tequila and Shoes - Instant Fun
Crafters Companion Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Lattice
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 1
Spellbinders Decorative Elements - Labels 1


Challenges entered:-
Eclectic Ellapu - A Touch of Pink/or Purple
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Words 2 Craft By - Springtime = Party Time
Chocolate Baroque - Colour Challenge
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday Crafting - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Birthday
Mix it Up Challenge - Anything Goes + Stamping

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


Thursday, 1 June 2017

'Sunny Day Crafting Challenge' for June - 'Tic Tac Toe' Board

Today, over at Sunny Day Crafting, the theme for our challenge this
month is 'Tic Tac Toe' Board where you choose to use the three items in a
line either vertically, horizontally or downwards.

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 'Tic Tac Toe' Board for the challenge.

I chose to use the line on the right-hand side - Flowers, Dies/Punches and Embossing,
but when I finished my card I soon realised that I had also met the
requirements of the top line!


I embossed the flowery paper as well as the white circle.

The products I have used are:-
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Textile
Couture Creations Embossing Folder - Vintage Plumes
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circle
Scalloped Stitched Circle and Butterfly dies - unbranded dies from eBay
Sentiment Stamp - free with Craft Magazine

Challenges entered:-
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
Ike's World - Anything Goes with a Twist - Happy
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes with option of Butterflies
Fairy Tale Challenge - Things with Wings
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Always Anything Goes

This is my last Design Team card for 'Sunny Day Crafting', as
the team term is coming to an end this month.
There will be a Design Team call in the Autumn.
I would like to thank Janis for having me on her team and running
such great challenges!

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x