Saturday, 23 January 2021

My 'Inspiration Scribbler' Card for Scribbles Designs - ‘The Power of Eight‘

Today, I am sharing my 'Inspiration Scribbler' project, made for the 
Monthly Scribbler's showcase of Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog 
where the theme this month is ‘The Power of Eight’

Since we are celebrating our 8th Birthday, all you simply need to do, 
is create a project that has a total of EIGHT ITEMS on it.

The details of the challenge can be found HERE
The 8 items I have used are:-
1. White cardstock base
2. Pink cardstock used for matting
3. Birthday cake and sentiment image layer
4. Birthday cake on tag layer
5. Pink cardstock used for matting behind tag
6. Bow
7. Gems
8. Circles in corner
The products I have used are:-
Crafters Companion Die'sire Scalloped Tags
Promarkers
EK Success Punch - Three tiny circles

Challenges entered:-
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (3 in a row)
Hand coloured image, Digi image, Bling/Pearls
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Cute Card Thursdays - Birthdays

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Friday, 22 January 2021

My Time to Craft #449 - 'Glitter and Sparkle'

 A new challenge starts today over at  My Time to Craft where the 
theme this fortnight is 'Glitter and Sparkle'

Sharing my design team card...

I have actually used sparkly purple card, but unfortunately, it's not showing 
very well in the photos due to the poor daylight at the moment.

I mat and layered the embossed square of white card onto purple sparkly
card and black card and glued it directly onto the card base.
I die cut the flower using black card and paper pieced the petals with the sparkly card.
To finish, I added the sentiment and the purple gems.

All the details of the challenge can be found HERE
The products I have used are:-
Crafters Companion Die'Sire Embossaliscious Embossing Folder - Lattice
Memory Box die - Cecilia Flower
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Challenges entered:-
Cute Card Thursday - Birthdays
Krafty Chicks - CAS
Through the Purple Haze - Colour Palette
HLS - Anything Goes with Dies
The Flower Challenge - Embossing Heat or Dry

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


Saturday, 16 January 2021

A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #132 - 'Anything Goes'

                          
A new challenge has started over at 'A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog'
where the theme is always ‘Anything Goes’

Sharing my design team card, using two of the set of Mono digi papers.
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 Mono digi papers
Inkylicious Happy Birthday stamp
Die-Namics - Pierced Rectangles

Challenges entered:-
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Sketchy Girls - Anything Goes
HLS - Anything Goes with Dies
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Friday, 15 January 2021

My Time To Craft Christmas #001 - Reindeer

 Today, I am joining the design team of a new fortnightly Christmas
challenge blog called - My Time to Craft Christmas 

The blog is run by Shell, who is also owns the fortnightly
My Time to Craft challenge blog.
The challenges for both will run on alternate Fridays.

The theme for this fortnight is 'Reindeer'

All the details of the challenge can be found HERE

Sharing my design team card...

I die-cut the reindeer using kraft card and 3D foam, glue-ing them
together to add some dimension. I added a red gem to Rudolph's nose
and a gold peel-off sentiment to finish.

The products I have used are:-
 Die'sire - Elegant Reindeer
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Snowflake Banner

Challenges entered:-
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Sketchy Girls - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Goes
Let’s Squash It - Use an Embossing Folder and a Animal


Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


Monday, 11 January 2021

A Crocheted Basket

 I have been enjoying my new hobby of crocheting, especially through the
lockdowns we have been having. It keeps me busy and my mind occupied.

Here is my latest make...

It’s a crocheted set of baskets which I saw on Bella Coco’s blog HERE
There’s a YouTube tutorial HERE which is easy to follow.

Sarah-Jayne’s tutorial follows a free pattern from Yarnspirations
which can be downloaded HERE

I chose to use the same shade yarn as Sarah-Jane which is made by
Yarnspirations and is called Lily - Sugar’n Cream in the colour Pot Pourri 
and made the middle size of the set of three.

It’s 100% cotton and the pattern for the baskets is worked with 2 strands
and a 5mm crochet hook.


I ordered the yarn on Amazon and it arrived in four weeks from the U.S. 

I love the pattern that makes the base.


I needed some practice with the top edging, as it’s a crab stitch which is 

worked in reverse, but after a few re-winds of the video, I got there in the end.

I thought I could use it in my craft room to hold some of my sewing tools...
or maybe use it as a plant pot holder.
There is enough yarn on the cone to make all three size baskets, so
I'll definitely be making more.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


Friday, 8 January 2021

My Time to Craft #448 - Thank You

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

Sharing my design team card...

All the details of the challenge can be found HERE


Firstly, I embossed the card base with the Cuttlebug frame embossing folder. 
I then die-cut the sentiment within the card base frame and also cut it
using a piece of paper from The Works paper pad which I glued to lightweight card.

I then glued a piece of white card to the inside front of the card base, then 
I carefully glued and positioned the coloured sentiment in place.
Finally, I added small diamante gems to the flowers.

The products I have used are:-
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Pinking Stitch
Tutti Designs die - Swirly Thanks
The Works paper pad - Watercolour Florals
Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Clean and Simple
Get Creative - Anything Goes/No Twist
Dragonfly Dreams - Pearls and/or Gems
Dare 2B Artzy - Anything Goes
Addicted to CAS - Emboss

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


Monday, 4 January 2021

Birthday Card for my Nephew

Today's card is one I made for my nephew for his birthday which was 
just before Christmas. 

He is a West Ham United football supporter, so I made the 
card in the team colours of claret and blue.

I used snippets of light blue and burgundy card to make this card, along with a
snippet of vellum which I wrapped around the embossed panel after tearing the edges
and heat embossing the stamped birthday sentiment.
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I die-cut each of the letters in burgandy card and black foam, glued them 
together to give the raised effect on the card.
I found this idea on Pinterest.

The products I have used are:-
Crafter's Companion Embossing Folder - Football Crazy
Alphabet Dies - Brand unknown
Happy Little Stampers - Everyday Sentiments

Challenges entered:-
613 Avenue Create  - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge  - Anything Goes
Crafter’s Castle  - Anything Goes
Crafty Friend’s Challenge  - Anything Goes
Craft’s Galore Encore  - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday  - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x