Saturday, 19 May 2018

My last card from the 'Make and Take' Fundraiser...

Today, I have the last card to share with you, that I made at the Fundraising
'Make and Take' on Saturday, details of which can be found HERE
I really enjoyed making this card, and was so pleased that everything had already
been die-cut by Kay, who designed this one. She had been very clever (and busy!)
cutting all the shapes needed to put this sheep scene together.
All we had to do was put the pieces together and assemble the card.

She had been very imaginative by using parts of different floral and foliage dies for
their food, and also using parts of flower dies for their feet!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:-

Karen, Gill and Kay work really hard designing and putting the
card packs together for these Make and Take's, and all for such a good cause.

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Thursday, 17 May 2018

My 2nd card made at the fundraising 'Make and Take'...

Today, I have the second card to share with you, that I made at the Fundraising
'Make and Take' on Saturday, details of which can be found HERE
I love the stamp that Gill used when designing this card, it could certainly
be used for many different occasions.
I put the card together whilst there, but left the colouring until I got home
when I had more time.
The girls raised a total of £300 for St.Luke's Hospice last Saturday,
which is a fantastic amount.

Do pop back this Saturday to see the last card.

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x



Tuesday, 15 May 2018

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #68 - 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'

I used a Grey Green Promarker to colour the matting card for the background
and the banners.
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.


The products I have used are:-
Lozzie's Gear Time digi papers
Stitched Banner dies - Purchased from eBay
Sentiment - Computer generated
Grey Green Promarker
Challenges entered:-
A Gem of a Challenge
"Its a Man's World" (cards for Men/Boys)
Brown Sugar - Masculine or Father's Day

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Sketch
International Art and Soul - All about Boys or Men
Star in My Pocket Challenge - Two or More Patterned Papers



Thank you for visiting.
Janice x

Sunday, 13 May 2018

A Fundraising 'Make and Take' Day

Yesterday, I went along to a local card-making 'Make and Take' fundraiser
where I spent a lovely couple of hours making cards with other 'crafting' ladies.

All the funds raised are donated to St.Luke's Hospice in Basildon.
This charity is one which is very close to my heart and where my husband spent
his last few days being cared for by their amazing doctors and nurses.

The card packs are put together by the very talented Karen, Kay and Gill and you
 can choose to make as many of them as you like, making donations for each card made. 

Free tea/coffee and cake is served as part of the entrance fee and a raffle is also held.

Here is the first card I chose to make which was designed by Karen.
Later on in the afternoon, I used Karen's design and made 
this card for my spares box.
It's certainly a great way of using up the scraps of card or paper
we all accumalate.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Elements - Lacey Circles
The topper and strips of card were a free gift from Hunkydory
which I have had in my stash for a few years!
Challenges entered:-
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Add a Flower
Double 'D' Challenge - May Flowers

I will show the other two cards I made over the next few days.

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x




Friday, 11 May 2018

Thank You Card

I needed to make a quick masculine 'thank you' card and find that the
Digi Stamp Boutique sentiments come in very handy for this.
Unfortunately, it looks as though the set I have used is now discontinued,
but there are other sets available on Sally-Ann's site.

The products I have used are:-
Digi Stamp Boutique - Essential Sentiment Set
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Deckled Rectangles
Home made Card Candi
Challenges entered:-
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite pink or Blue (and why)
I love and use both colours, but it had to be blue for the males on this one!
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - Blue
Ike's World - Anything Goes with a Twist - Monochrome
Moving Along with the Times - Sentiment Only, No Image
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Bright Colours/Something Digital/Die Cut

Thank you for visiting.
Janice x

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Female Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a card I made for a friend's birthday.
I cut the frame three times and glued them together to give some depth.
Using my Misti, I lay the frame on the card base, and positioned the corner
stamp inside the frame. After stamping the corner, I glued the frame onto
the card base.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares
Scalloped frame die - Purchased from eBay
Corner and flower basket stamp - Make unknown
Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
Always Happy Birthday - Birthday/Option of Flowers
Creative Craft Cottage - Dies and/or Punches
Fussy and Fancy - Beautiful in Blues
Bastel Traum Challenge - Mother's Day/Flowers
Hiding in my Craft Room - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Add Flowers
Cut It Up - Must Have Die Cuts

Thank you for visiting.
Janice x

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Birthday Card - 'Clean and Simple'

Whilst at the Crafting at 'Ally Pally' show in London last month, I watched
a couple of demonstrations using these media plates, which really impressed me.
Back home, I then found some YouTube videos to watch, by John Lockwood and
other crafters and then had a go myself. 

After a few attempts, here is a birthday card I made for a 'card-making' friend.

The set contains a square, rectangle, oval and circle and are really easy to use,
and create a lovely effect. I'm going to try using stencils on the plate next.
The products I have used are:-
John Next Door Media Plates
Stamps purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenges - Clean and Simple
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - For Ladies or Girls only
Freshly Made Sketches - #335
Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x