Thursday, 19 October 2017

Gilded Christmas Trees

Today I am sharing another Christmas card, this time using gilding flakes.
I started by die cutting the three trees using card that I had covered with gilding flakes.
Next I glued the trees onto the black punched tags, which I then mounted onto gold
mirror card using 3D foam pads and carefully cut around to make a frame.
Lastly I added the ribbon and dotted the tags with a gold metallic pen.

The Products I have used are:-
Indiogo Blu Gilding Flakes - Yorkshire Dales
Fiskars Tag Punch
Tattered Lace Mini Die - Seasons Greetings
Set of 3 Christmas Tree Dies - Purchased from eBay
EK Success Punch - Tiny Circle
Hougie Board
Challenges entered:-
ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for Unlimited/V is for Vibrant
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Paru's Card Making Challenge - A Touch of Gold
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

A Masculine DIY Card

Today's card is a decoupaged one made for a DIY male.
I coloured the embossed white card using an Inkylicious blending brush
and blue distress ink. Mat and layered both this and the decoupage
with navy blue and mirror card.

The products I have used are:-
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Tools
Docrafts - Anita's Foiled Decoupage
Ranger's Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Home made Card Candi

Challenges entered:-
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes / Optional Twist Masculine Card
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - One for the Boys

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Sunday, 15 October 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #54 - 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, 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 'On it's Way' Digi Papers
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares
Image is from a Lili of the Valley Artpad

Challenges entered:-
Craft Rocket Challenge - Birthday or Pretty Pinks
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Birthdays
Allsorts - Think Pink
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Friday, 13 October 2017

A Masculine Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a quick masculine card.
As always, apologies for the poor photography of the mirror card!
The products I have used are:-
Creative Expressions - Happy Birthday
Home made Card Candi
Challenges entered :-
Aud Sentiments - Use a Die Cut + A Sentiment
Scrapy Land - Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - One for the Boys
Ooh La La Challenge - Use die Cuts
The Crafter's Cafe - Use Die Cuts and/or Punches

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

A Christmas Tree Message

Today's card is another Christmas one made for my box.
I used traditional colours this time, although the red backing paper doesn't
look so in the photo!
I used the October challenge sketch over at
 Clair and Sharni Get Crafty! Facebook group for the design of my card.
Unfortunately, I embossed the die-cut rectangle using the wrong side of the
embossing folder, so it's the de-bossed side showing, what's known
as a 'happy accident' I think?

The products I have used are:-
Sizzix - Photo Corners #2
Die-Namics - Pierced Rectangles
Crafts Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops
Christmas Tree and Banner dies purchased from eBay
Home made Card Candi

Challenges I have entered:-
Always Fun Challenges  - Lots of Layers
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Jingle Belles - Embossing around the Christmas Tree
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting.
Janice x



Sunday, 8 October 2017

Information re the 'Making Memories Crafting' Challenge Blog

Hi everyone, I just wanted to make you aware as quickly as possible that the
'Making Memories Crafting' Challenge Blog has disappeared from the internet completely.
 This has happened without any notice or reason given to any of the design team.

My post on Friday gave the details of this month's challenge, but I wanted to let you know 
as soon as possible, in case you had already entered a project or were thinking of doing so.

I cannot understand why the blog and challenge owner did not at the very least advise her
team, but it appears she has removed herself from Facebook and deleted her
email address, so it remains a mystery to us all as we cannot contact her.

Apologies to everyone from the design team.

Thanks for reading.
Janice x





A Female 60th Birthday Card

Today's card was an order I received from a friend.
She asked if I could make either a Gin or Prosecco themed 60th birthday card
for her friend, and this is what I came up with.
The items I have used are:-
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder - Lace
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles
DigiStamp Boutique - Milestone WordArt
Craft Stash - Alphabet/Number Die
Free image found on the internet
Challenges entered:-
Aud Sentiments - Use a Die Cut + A Sentiment
Crafting by Designs - October Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use Your Dies
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenge - Birthday or Pretty Pinks

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x