Thursday, 23 November 2017

Thank You Card

Today I have a 'thank you' card to share, made for a friend who
was unable to go for afternoon tea with her daughter at the Waldorf Hotel in
London this week. She very kindly asked me to take her place, and we had a lovely time!
The products I have used are:-
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Butterfly Bouquet
Sizzix - Framelits 'Hello' set of stamps
Pebbles Inc - Pearlescent Chalks
Challenges entered:-
Pink and Main Challenges - Gratitude/Thanks
Sisterhood of Crafters - Give Thanks
The Rubber Buggy Challenge - Thanksgiving, Thank You, Blessed, Grateful
Shopping Our Stash - A Quick Thank You Card
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Thanks/Thanksgiving

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Another Male Birthday Card...

Today, I am sharing the birthday card I have made for a very good friend who is
currently celebrating his 'big' birthday cruising in Asia!
The products I have used are:-
Crafter's Companion Embossalicious Folder - Gunmetal
Docrafts Xcut Nesting Dies - Star
Cuttlebug Alphabet/Numbers - Olivia
Stitched Banner - Purchased from eBay

Challenges entered:-
Cards in Envy - It's Only Paper Card Challenge
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes/with optional Thanks
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Add Texture
AAA Cards - Celebrate


Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Saturday, 18 November 2017

A Male Birthday Card

Here is the card I made for one of my nephews who
celebrates his birthday today.
For a change, I used the de-bossed side of the grey card and matted onto black card.
I then cut the tools in silver mirri and then red card for the handles.
Lastly, I added the sentiment and home made card candi.

The products I have used are:-
Tools die - purchased from eBay
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folder - Wicker
Craft Essentials Creative Dies - Happy Birthday
Home made card candi
Challenges entered:-
Warercooler Wednesday - Masculine "Anything Goes" 
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb - Masculine
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #56 - Anything Goes

Today, I am sharing my Design Team card made for
'A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog' where the theme is always 'Anything Goes'
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, if you would like to enter.

For my card this month, I thought I would print
one of the three purple designs in this set directly onto the card base.
Next, I used the bauble paper, printed it again directly onto card and cut and embossed
it using the Spellbinders square die.
I then added some Glamour Dust onto the baubles to give a little sparkle.

Lastly I die cut the frame and the sentiment, using purple and silver mirri card,
and added the diamante gems.
The products I have used:-
Lozzy's 'Pastel Christmas' Digi papers
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares and Lacy Squares
Yvonne Creations - Merry Christmas

Challenges entered:-
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Monochrome
Dragonfly Dreams - Winter
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Add a Sentiment

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Saturday, 11 November 2017

A 'Clean and Simple Christmas' Card

Today, I have a 'Clean and Simple' Christmas card to share with you,
which was fairly quickly put together and one I have made flat for posting.
The products I have used are:-
Unbranded embossing folder - A possible craft magazine free gift?
JOY die - purchased from eBay
Dovecraft Decorative Chalks
Challenges entered:-
Craft Rocket Challenge - Christmas is Coming
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Die Cut/Free/Leaf
Daisy Chain Challenge - Christmas/Winter
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Christmastime
Crafting by Designs - Winter Sparkle
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Let the Sparkle Fly
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Christmas or Non Christmas and Why...
...because I really need to get a move on with making my cards for this year!

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - Theme is 'Thankful'

Today, the card I am sharing is my first one made for the
Stinkin' Inkers design team.
The challenges are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month and run until
8 pm (EST)
the last Friday of the month
The challenge blog is all about FUN and FELLOWSHIP, but from time to time
there may be a little prize offered.

All the challenge details can be found HERE.

This month's theme is 'Thankful' and here is my design team card.
I used pearlescent card for the embossed panel, placing diamante
gems into the centres of the flowers.
I die cut the sentiment in navy and mirror card, adhering them together,
slightly off setting them.
Next I stamped the sentiment, die-cut it using one of the tags, and then glued to a
piece of navy card cutting around the tag to form a frame.
Lastly, I added the punched flower and leaves and diamante gems.

The products I have used are:-
Embossing folder - purchased from eBay
Avery Elle - Sentimental die set and stamp set
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Charmed, I'm sure
Tonic punch - Small daisy
Leaves die - purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Cardmakers - Thankful
Dream Valley Challenges - Add a Sentiment
Simon Says - Thanks/Thanksgiving
Dragonfly Journeys - Attitude of Gratitude
International Art and Soul - Add a Charm or Tag
Cut it Up - Thank You Cards
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x


Sunday, 5 November 2017

A 'Clean and Simple' Birthday Card

Today's make is a quick, clean and simple birthday card,
which I have made flat for posting.
I started by embossing the base card with the Lawn Fawn die to make a frame.
After cutting the Flower Heart die in silver mirror card, I glued some yellow card
behind the flowers, cut around the silver edge, then coloured the flowers with Promarkers.

Next I glued a piece of green de-bossed Swiss Dots card behind the banner,
then glued it onto the base card.
Added the sentiment and some diamantes to the frame.

The products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables
Flower Heart die - purchased from eBay
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Gail's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge
That's Crafty Challenge - Forever Floral
Aud Sentiments - Bingo + A Sentiment (Flowers/Yellow/Die Cuts)
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x