Wednesday, 21 April 2021

My First Crocheted Blanket

 After teaching myself to crochet through lockdown and starting with small projects
(pumpkins, infinity scarves and nested baskets, I thought I’d try being a bit
more adventurous and try making a blanket.

Not wanting it to be too difficult, I searched online at various designs, and
decided I should start with making one using just one colour, one stitch
and one border! I thought it best to work up gradually to crocheting in
different stitches and colours.

I have been following Christine from Hope and Chances with her card making
for a few years now, and attended a few of her classes when she owned her
studio in Gravesend.

She is a self taught crocheter, and has made some lovely blankets and cushions
which you can find on her blog and also in her Folksy shop HERE

Seeing a couple Christine has made up in this style, I thought it was a
good one for me to try.

This is just rows and rows of double crochet which took me a few weeks to complete.
For the scalloped/shell border, I followed Bella Coco’s Crochet tutorial which
can be found HERE on YouTube.
I did enjoy making this, so I have now started another, again in just one colour
but this time using a different stitch and border.

I purchased the yarn online from The CheapShop, Tiptree, Essex.
I used seven 100g balls of Stylecraft Special DK in the colour ‘Stone’
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Monday, 19 April 2021

Birthday Card for a Horse Lover

I was recently asked by a friend if I could make a card for her 
granddaughter who loves horses. 
I found this image on the internet which I thought was perfect for her. 
I used Word to add  the sentiment below it.
I then mat and layered it onto brown card, attached the die-cut
Die-Namics Corner Concepts greeting and glued it all directly onto the 
card base.

Challenges entered:
Dragonfly Dreams - Feature a Creature
The Paper Players - Clean and Simple Birthday
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenge - Monochrome
Pearly Sparkle Challenge  - Animal, Birds and/or Insects

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Friday, 16 April 2021

My Time to Craft Challenge #455 - Stationery

 A new challenge starts today over at  My Time to Craft  where the
theme this fortnight is 'Stationery’

Sharing my design team card, made for a school teacher friend...

All the details of the challenge can be found HERE

The products I have used are:-
My Favourite Things, Die-Namics - Office Supplies
Card Deco - Happy Birthday
EK Success punch - Small circle
The Works paper pad - Modern Vintage
Challenges entered:
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today .
Janice x

Thursday, 15 April 2021

A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #138 - 'Anything Goes'

 A new challenge starts today over at A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog 
where the theme is always 'Anything Goes'

Sharing my design team card, using one of the set of Beauty Light digi papers
which I printed directly onto the card base.


The sentiment die is one I recently won (along with a sentiment stamp set)
when I took part in one of the snippets challenges held over
at  Pixie's Crafty Workshop

I really love the font of this die.
I die-cut it twice with blue card and glued them together to give some dimension.
Lastly, I added some gems.

Details of the challenge can be found HERE
where 3/5 randomly drawn winners will each get to choose
3 sets of Lozzy's papers.

Looking for latest Challenge Here Click Badge Below
The products I have used are:-
Lozzy’s CrBeauty Light digi papers
Stampin’ Up - Happy Birthday Thinlets die
Challenges entered:-

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Anniversary Card

Today, I am sharing the anniversary card I made for friends last month.
I made them this 'clean and simple' card...
The products I have used are:
Memory Box - Heart Swoosh
Couture Creations Embossing Folder - Tied Together
Avery Elle - Simple Sentiments Dies

I added a few sequins and gems to finish the card.

Challenges entered:
Ike’s World Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional - Springtime
Use your Stuff - Spring/Easter
Crafter’s Castle - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - A is for Anniversary

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Friday, 9 April 2021

My Time To Craft Christmas Challenge #007 - 'Snow People'

 A new challenge starts today over at  My Time to Craft Christmas where the
theme this fortnight is 'Snow People'

Sharing my design team card...

The details of the challenge can be found HERE

I die-cut the image with one of the smaller label dies, and die-e cut the card base with
one of the larger dies from the set. I then embossed the card base with the
Snowdrops embossing folder.

Next I placed a blue panel covered by a piece of acetate behind the aperture.
Lastly, I attached the image with 3D foam pads.

The products I have used are:-
Personal Impressions wood mounted stamp - P1251F
(designed by Lindsay Mason)
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops
Spellbinders Labels 3

Challenges entered:-
Christmas 24 Challenge - Snowpeople
Die Cut Diva’s - Window or Aperture Card
Dies R Us - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Krafty Chicks - Christmas 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Male Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a card I made for a friend who celebrated
his birthday last month.

Using snippets of paper and card from my ever growing stash, I started by embossing the card base front with the ‘Distress’ embossing folder, and the black card with the ‘Houndstooth’ folder.

Next, I mat and layered the paper and sentiment onto black card.
Lastly, I added the three punched circles in the corner.

I really like this layout which I came across on 
Pinterest, so I’ll definitely be using it again.

The products I have used are:-
Woodware stamps - Made For You
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Houndstooth
Crafter's Companion 'Textures' Embossing Folder - Distress
Hobbycraft Circle Punch
Challenges entered:-
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes option Monochromatic  
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x