Monday, 22 July 2019

Female Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a card I recently made for a friend.
I always think the images in the Hunkydory 'Little Book Of's...' make great
cards when just matt and layered, and a sentiment and gems added to finish.
The products I have used are:-
Hunkydory - Little Book of Dresses
Paper Rose - Happy Birthday
Challenges entered:-
2 Sisters on the Blog - Make a Card for a Lady
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Dies R Us - Birthday
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Friday, 19 July 2019

Birthday Card for a 12 year old

Today, I am sharing a birthday card a friend asked me to make for her grandson.
He loves the game 'Fortnite' so I managed to find this image
to make an Eclipse card with.
I matted the image onto blue and black card a couple of times,
then added the die-cut sentiment. 
Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Female Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a birthday card I made for a friend recently.
I used silver glitter card behind the word 'birthday'.
The products I have used are:-
Papermania DSP - Capsule Collection by Jesse Edwards
Memory Box - Happy Birthday
EK Success Punch - Three small circles
Challenges entered:-
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Chalenge - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Monochromatic
Just Us Girls - Make Sentiment Your Focal Point
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Monday, 15 July 2019

My First Sewing Project - A Doorstop

Today, I am sharing my first sewing project, made from taking an online
 sewing course with Claire at Beautiful Things Craft and Sewing Classes

Back in May, my niece and I attended a beginners sewing course
at Beautiful Things. My blog post can be found HERE

After making the three projects, I went ahead and purchased a sewing machine
from Claire, and then decided to join her Bronze Online Sewing Course, where the first
project of three to make was a Zipped bottom Doorstop which can be made
 in two different sizes.

Whilst on holiday last month in Lake Garda, I found this 90cm x 90 cm
tablecloth in a local market. Since the material was quite thick, I thought it
would be ideal for this project.
I bought two of them, just in case I made any mistakes!

As a member of the club, Claire sends you written instructions, a pattern
and a full video tutorial.

Here is the finished doorstop, which I cut out and sewed in one afternoon.
Having the video tutorial was so handy, as it meant I could re-wind it at
any point to watch again when needed.

It's not 100% perfect, as I definitely need to practice making the corners
look sharper, but for my first attempt, I'm very happy with it.

I used cat litter (in zip-lock bags) and wadding to fill the inside.

I'm looking forward to receiving the next project which is a lay flat drawstring 
makeup bag, and then the last project is a pencil case for planners and notebooks.
In the meantime, I'm sure I'll find something else to make.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x





Friday, 12 July 2019

My Time to Craft #401 - 'Check It Out'

A new challenge starts today over at My Time to Craft
where the theme this fortnight is 'Check It Out'
We would like to see you use your checked design papers, embossing folders etc.
All the details can be found HERE

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Labels 3
Digi Stamp Boutique - Large Birthday Sentiments
Elizabeth Craft Design dies - Balloons
(I used the balloon string die for the three lines)
Craft Sensations DSP - Vintage Colors Character
Home made card candi
Challenges entered:-
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional - 2 or more design papers
Dies R Us - Anything Goes
HLS - Anything Goes with Dies
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Add a Sentiment
Crafty Cardmakers - Dies and Punches
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Female Birthday Card

Today's 'clean and simple' card is one I made for a friend who celebrated
her birthday on Monday.
After die-cutting the floral border in white, I then die-cut it
in several colours, paper-pieced them and added gems to the centres.
The products I have used are:-
Crafter's Companion 'Textures' Embossing Folder - Distress
Flower die - Brand unknown
Stampin' Up Word Window Punch
Woodware - Scalloped Oval Punch
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Add a Sentiment
Papercraft Challenges - Glitter or Sparkles
{PIN}spirational Challenges - Challenge Picture
AAA Birthday - For the Girls
Crafting Happiness - Summer
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
Pixies's Snippets Playground #356 - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas - Summer or Tropical

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Monday, 8 July 2019

A 'Clean and Simple' Wedding Card

Today I am sharing a wedding card, requested by a friend to give to some friends.
She asked for it to be similar to the ones I had made previously.
The products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle Dies
Stitched heart dies - Brand unknown
Digistamp Boutique - Wedding Word Art
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Tied Together
Woodware Leaf and Daisy punches
Names and date sentiment - Computer generated
Challenges entered:-
Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Dies or Punches
Dream Valley Challenge - Use the colours Yellow and Black
AAA Cards - CAS Maxi white space/Optional - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x